When it came to the matter of the vote in regards to same sex unions, one of the dissenting votes was Judge Roberts. He tells us that the matter of homosexuality is not a civil issue, but a moral issue. Roberts asks, “The unholy and godless vote of Kennedy, Breyer, Sotomayor, Ginsburg, and Kagan (the five justices who voted in favor of same sex unions), have taken marriage and reason into a sea of anarchy where gale force winds of relativism howl ceaselessly, the ship of America is without a moral compass, the masts are broken, the rudder is jammed to port, and the ship is being driven violently and inexorably onto a coral reef of lawlessness which will break the ship’s keel and fill the sea with the debris of the great ship.
Another judge who voted against same sex unions was Samuel Anthony Alito Jr. As he did so he sounded this warning. “Today’s decision usurps the constitutional right of the people to decide whether to keep or alter the traditional understanding of marriage. The decision will also have other important consequences. It will be used to vilify Americans who are unwilling to assent to the new orthodoxy.
In the course of its opinion, the majority (the justices who voted in favor of the same sex law), compares traditional marriage laws to laws that denied equal treatment for African-Americans and women. The implications of this analogy will be exploited by those who are determined to stamp out every vestige of dissent. I assume that those who cling to old beliefs will be able to whisper their thoughts in the recesses of their homes, but if they repeat those views in public, they will risk being labeled as bigots and treated as such by governments, employers, and schools."
Justice Samuel Anthony Alito Jr. is correct in his assessment of the ramification, of by law endorsing the LGBT lifestyle. The more our society views the LGBT lifestyle as a civil right, rather than a moral issue, the more those who take a moral stand against this lifestyle will be vilified. In fact all one has to do today to be called "homophobic" or a "bigot", is simply take a moral stand for the traditional male female roles of times past. These are the same guidelines that up until recently were viewed by most people in our society as being morally right. These guidelines were based on the acknowledgement that our creator, made both male and female, with specific distinct roles and purposes.
These roles were first of all for men to fill the role as male, and women to fill the role as female. Further more is was generally accepted that it was God's will that the male and female would provide companionship for each other. This companionship was to be a combination of mutual sexual desire, love, and respect. It was further understood that this desire for companionship would culminate in marriage. Marriage then was to bring mutual comfort and enjoyment, which in turn would lead to children and a family. The family unit was to provide a framework for each family member to grow as a person in love and security. To stand on these principles today is viewed by many today with malice.
The tolerance that is being promoted by LGBT activist is one where everyone is expected to be tolerant of the LGBT lifestyle. And anyone one who voices their disagreement with the LGBT lifestyle will not be tolerated. An example of just how vicious these attacks can be, is the attack which was perpetrated against Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard.
Even though I am not Catholic, it would have not mattered, The attack against this minster represents an attack against anyone who seeks to stand for the basic biblical guidelines concerning, male female roles, marriage and family. Baring their breasts a group of women leapt on stage and began squirting water on Archbishop Leonard, as they did so they accused him of homophobia. Most of the liberal news media will not even mention these attacks.
There was a time when those who were LGBT, pleaded for tolerance, then acceptance, then equality, then privilege, then a demand that any disagreement with the LGBT lifestyle be labeled as hatred, bigotry, and homophobic intolerance. Over the years the word “tolerance” has been the buzzword and central theme for the LGBT movement. However, few people understand what Type of tolerance they are calling for.
There are vicious attacks now being leveled at believers and anyone else, who stands for the things almost everyone in our country once stood for.
To continue to speak up for the moral values of times past, is now being labeled as hate speech and bigotry. We have a moral obligation to not only love all people, but to also stand and for what is morally right. I don't hate those who are LGBT but on moral grounds I disagree with this lifestyle. Some LGBT activist say that ok, they say I have the right to voice my disagreement. What they don't mention is that if anyone does disagree, (actors, sports figures, business owners, etc), they are going to pay a price. The truth of the matter is for those of us who do voice our disagreement, it comes at a price.
THE MARK OF THE BEAST?--LGBT?--IS THIS A TEST?? The Bible spoke of a futuristic time, where people would have very limited business and carrier opportunities, if they did not accept a certain mark. In the book of Revelation it was revealed to John that at the end of the age, certain laws would be enacted which would have great repercussions for all who refused to go along with it. John tells us that the very livelihood of those who refused to accept and endorse certain laws, would be put in jeopardy. 16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Rev 13:15-17.
It may be that this mark is not necessarily merely just a physical branding, which is perhaps one of the ways to obtain this mark. Perhaps another way to obtain this mark is by consent by way of a signet of thought and belief (forehead) and acting on that allegiance (right hand).
The LGBT movement IS NOT the actual mark of the beast, but our public stand for or against it, is a good indicator of how we will respond to taking the mark. Today it’s obvious today that people from every walk of life are fearful (and in some cases terrified), to publicly say anything which makes it appear that they disagree with the LGBT lifestyle. This includes educators, entertainers, many in the news media, actors, athletics, janitors, ministers, and even entire cooperation's, etc, It seems that the most important thing today is career protection, and bottom dollar protection.
It is becoming more and more evident that anyone who does not plaster LGBT rainbow stickers all over himself, his resume and the windows of his business risk the possibility of having his or her commercial interests terminated with extreme prejudice. Most people in the media, most professional athletic, and most people who run a business, are fearful of saying ANYTHING, which may seem to imply that they disagree with the LGBT lifestyle. The freedom to do so has been taken away, but most people are afraid to say it publicly. It may be that this mark is not necessarily merely just a physical branding, which is perhaps one of the ways to obtain this mark. Perhaps another way to obtain this mark is by consent by way of a signet of thought and belief (forehead) and acting on that allegiance (right hand).
we have now reached the point where for a person to publicly disagree with the LGBT places them at risk of being subjected to a with hunt. Their ability to engage in commerce, advance their career etc, can be brought to a screeching halt. WHY?? because they refuse to celebrate, endorse or promote the LGBT lifestyle.
The scriptures tells us that in the end times, there will arise a Satanically inspired governmental power, which will manifest itself in two phases, yet with one unified intent. The intent is to garner worship and adoration for Satan on a scale that the world has not seen in the past two millenniums. The scriptures refers to these governmental powers as “the beast.” And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. Rev 13:1-2.
These Satanically inspired governmental powers, will utilize two distinct means by which to exercise its dominance and control. The first aspect of these beastly powers will be its sheer brutality. The other means by which this emerging power is asserting itself, is via the implementation of economic pressure. This governmental power will greatly affect the livelihood of many, by hindering those who refuse to go along with its agenda from transacting business.
Thus on one part there is suffering and death being inflicted on those who refuse to go along with this satanic governmental system. And on the other hand there is tremendous economic pressure being exerted, so much so that dissenters will not be able to buy or sell.
15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. 16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Rev 13:15-17.
YOU CAN NOW BE THROWN IN JAIL--- A Kentucky County Clerk was in the hot seat because she refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses due to her stand on these basic guidelines. Kim Davis was thrown in jail. She has since obeyed orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the months since she spent five nights in jail for refusing to go against the basic moral principles our great country was founded on.
We as believers are now faced with the issue of where we do we stand in regards to the LGBT lifestyle. The stand we take will cause us to be identified (marked), as being either pro gay/LGBT, Or as being anti gay/LGBT.
YOU CAN NOW BE FIRED FROM YOUR JOB-- Curt Schilling a former All-Star pitcher and one of the highest-profile baseball analysts on ESPN, was fired for publicly stating his opposition to men being allowed to use the ladies restroom with women and young girls. In a facebook post Schilling stated: “A man is a man no matter what they call themselves.” As a result of this comment on the part of Schilling, ESPN fired him. In a statement, his employer ESPN said "ESPN is an inclusive company. Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated.“
Christ sounded a warning thousands of years ago, He warned that the time would come, when those who take a stand on the word of God would do so at a great price. 22 And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved. Matt 10:22. Now that it is evident that this prophecy is being fulfilled and the great persecution of the church has began, many believers are ill prepared to deal with it. Most believers seem to be in a state of shell shock. They are totally ill prepared to deal with the LGBT backlash which is being directed toward those who stand on the word.
Many church pulpits have not sought to prepare the believers for the consequences that comes as a result of taking a stand on the scriptures. We are told to be armed with a mind set, which is willing to suffer for the stand we take. Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; 1st Pet 4:1.
Instead of the believers being taught to arm themselves in this manner, the message that draws the crowds today is the one that tells the believers to expect, name and great wealth and prosperity. (I am not against having money, if you think I am, send me some and see if I send it back..smile).
Starting in the 1980s, the "name and claim your prosperity" gospel became very popular among the believers. This message proclaimed that with the proper faith technique, perfect health, fabulous wealth, and worldly success, was there for the taking. Therefore the focus of many believers was on four basic items. 1. prominence, 2. power, 3. possessions, and 4. position. There was hardly any mention of enduring trais and persecutions, in fact the believers were assured that they would be raptured from the earth, before the end time tribulation began.
YOU CAN NOW BE PUT OUT OF BUSINESS- Aaron and Melissa Klein thought that they still had the right to take a stand in our great country : The owners of Sweet Cakes By Melissa, have been ordered to pay $135,000 in damages to a lesbian couple after they refused to bake them a wedding cake in 2013. The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industry (BOLI) awarded $60,000 to Laurel According to The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industry , the lesbian couple suffered great angst. One of the women “felt depressed and questioned whether there was something inherently wrong with the sexual orientation she was born with.” They said she had “difficulty controlling her emotions and cried a lot.” “The other woman “experienced extreme anger, outrage, embarrassment, exhaustion, frustration, intense sorrow and shame” simply because the Kleins refused to provide them with a wedding cake.”
As a result the Kleins have suffered greatly. Their business was subjected to boycotts and pickets. LGBT activists and their supporters threatened any wedding vendor that did business with their bakery. Mrs. Klein said her five children were subjected to death threats. Eventually, the bullying became so severe the family had to shut down their retail store and Mr. Klein had to take a job picking up garbage. Today, Mrs. Klein continues to make cakes in her home. Today anyone who dares to publicly take a stand for the basic moral guidelines, which our country was founded on, can expect to be subjugated to a all out witch hunt. If you own a business the intolerance level is now so intense, you may be driven out of business. The viciousness of the attacks upon you, your family, your business, etc, knows no limits.
YOU NOW RUN THE RISK OF NOT BEING HIRED IN THE FIRST PLACE--- There has been a dramatic increase of discrimination, and intolerance against those of us who still stand on the basic moral principles our nation was founded on. Most companies have jumped on the bandwagon of all inclusiveness and tolerance for all, (tolerance for All except those who still seek to stand on certain basic moral guidelines).
EVEN OUR STATES ARE NOT IMMUNE FROM ECONOMIC ATTACKS. The state of North Carolina North is facing economic boycotts because of their rest room law. Certain activist groups were upset because of North Carolina’s restroom laws. The law states men and women were to use biologically correct bathrooms. The law prevents female students from having to share a bathroom or locker room with biological males. This law known as, “HB2” was passed hurriedly during a special one-day session in March. Most of the attention has focused on the bill’s transgender-restroom conditions: It requires that transgender people use the bathroom corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates, rather than their gender identity, in public facilities, including schools.
The bill’s backers say this is essential to avoid sexual abuse in bathrooms and locker rooms, while its opponents note that sexual abuse by transgender people is practically unheard of, while attacks against transgender people are common. Since then, there has been a financial backlash leveled at the state of N.C. PayPal has canceled plans to build a new operations center in Charlotte, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has banned state employees from making nonessential work trips to North Carolina, and composer Stephen Schwartz has announced that he will not allow his musicals to be performed in the state. Support for the move poured in from equal rights groups as well.
The NCAA announced that it is pulling all of its championship events from the state of N.C. As part of here campaign stand Hilary Clinton, used a statement where she said that the organization was "right to pull the games," adding, "Discrimination has no place in America.“NCGOP spokeswoman Kami Mueller puts forth the following argument to no avail, “This is so absurd it's almost comical. I genuinely look forward to the NCAA merging all men's and women's teams together as singular, unified, unisex teams. Under the NCAA's logic, colleges should make cheerleaders and football players share bathrooms, showers and hotel rooms. This decision is an assault to female athletes across the nation. If you are unwilling to have women's bathrooms and locker rooms, how do you have a women's team?”
Even ones wealth is not enough to protect them from this relentless onslaught. Brendan Eich, was forced to resign as CEO of Mozilla Corp, a silicon-valley tech company that’s known for the Firefox web browser. He was forced out after it was revealed that he donated $1,000 to a political campaign in support of Prop 8, California’s referendum to ban gay marriage.
There are LGBT websites which list many of the companies they deem to be gay friendly. It’s not a farfetched notion that one day soon, These various companies Job applications may ask, if you are in favor or same sex marriages, and restrooms which are open to all, etc, If the only acceptable answer if you want to get hired is “yes I’m in favor” what choice do you have?
SHUTTING DOWN YOUR CHURCH?? A LOSS OF TAX EXEMPTION???--- University of Illinois law professor Robin Fretwell Wilson says it’s possible that institutions will be pressured to give ground on gay marriage by federal authorities: Such as the Internal Revenue Service, which could take away an institution’s tax-exempt status. She notes, for example, that the federal government now reads its laws against sex discrimination “to include sexual orientation discrimination, which opens a whole layer of potential threat” to religious organizations.
There is already a push in our western society to penalize those religious institutions, who opt to maintain their religious stance against same sex unions. A CALL FOR CHURCHES TO LOSE THEIR TAX EXEMPT STATUS???? In a stunning statement, Jeran Artery, Chairman of Wyoming Equality argued that churches who do not support same sex marriage should lose their tax exempt status. “Churches that lobby to have freedoms and rights taken away from ANYONE should absolutely have their 501(c)3 status revoked!!”
Many today are indifferent to what is taking place in regards to the LGBT movement. That attacks against those who refuse to go along with the LGBT agenda, is viewed as, “their problem.” Many erroneously think that they are safe and that their rights are free speech and liberty are safe. Therefore they hold their peace. Besides many will say I am not into all that religious stuff. To each his own, live and let live, who am I to judge.”
" First they came ... Is a famous statement and provocative poem written by Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the cowardice of German intellectuals following the Nazis' rise to power and subsequent purging of their chosen targets, group after group. Martin Niemöller was a German Lutheran pastor who initially supported Adolf Hitler's rise to power. But when Hitler insisted on the supremacy of the state over religion, Niemöller became disillusioned.
He became the leader of a group of German clergymen opposed to Hitler. In 1937 he was arrested and eventually confined to a concentration camp. He wrote a statement which many take as a poem, it is frequently quoted, and is a popular model for describing the dangers of apathy. It deals with themes of persecution, guilt and responsibility. (compare below)
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum quotes the following text as one of the many poetic versions of the speech:
“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”
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