You knew it would come to this, but it certainly has happened very quickly. It no longer is a choice for Religious Ministers to participate in same sex weddings in the city of Couer d’Alene, Idaho.
A city ordinance demands the participation of local pastors, and those who refuse face jail and a daily fine of $1000 dollars.
The Alliance Defending Freedom is taking up the case of Pastors Donald and Evelyn Knapp, who declined on Friday to officiate a ceremony. They now face a 180 day jail sentence and $1000 dollars fine for each day they refuse to comply.
Under the Wellness and Empowerment Section of Ebony is an opinion piece by Deacon Emma Akpan, who bemoans the lack of church preaching to promote birth control and abortion. She cites that Black women have the highest rate of unwanted pregnancies and highest infant mortality rate. Then she proposes abortion to lower this problem. (Yes, killing babies to lower the mortality rate.)
“Black women are the most likely to deliver children who won’t live to see their first birthday.” (Abortion is strongly associated with subsequent premature births, which is a huge contributing factor in infant mortality.)
“Black women are also more likely to experience unintended pregnancies than their White counter parts due to poverty.” (The relationship of sex and pregnancy is much more significant. Does poverty cause more sex to happen? Why has poverty not been mitigated in the last six years?)
“The pastor has the opportunity to erase the shame associated with unplanned pregnancies”. (By recommending death for the baby?)
Readers can check again to make sure this was not missed…… because the opinion piece appears to completely ignore the fact that Black babies are aborted at a much higher rate than any other demographic group in the U.S.. Abortion is by far the leading cause of death for Black Americans. This appears to be not enough for Deacon Akpan. (Has Margaret Sanger been ‘reincarnated’?)
What is Deacon Akpan’s problem? According to the article, she works for Planned Parenthood as a community organizer.
Dick Durbin Says Abortions High in DC Because Population of Blacks is High
Pastor Walter Hoye: Why I Can’t Wait
Pastor Joseph Parker of Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church comments on Planned Parenthood
Harry Reid’s original and modified explanations of his head and rib injuries involved the use of large rubber bands in the bathroom.
An alternate theory to explain how Harry Reid lost the sight in one eye, and obtained a concussion and broken ribs has surfaced. It appears that on New Years Eve, near the time that Harry was said to be injured, his brother Larry was apparently seen at an AA meeting, (not far from the home of his brother Harry). “Larry” was said to be intoxicated, to have blood on his clothing and a swollen hand. On New Years Day, Larry Reid was was arrested for assaulting a highway patrolman near Searchlight Nevada. People at the AA meeting thought not much Larry mentioning a fight with a family member, and his fear that the secret service would be after him. Later, when the story of Harry Reid’s injuries surfaced, the pieces seemed to fit into an explanation of his injuries which is more plausible than the exercise rubber band, bathroom story.
Tim Cook of Apple has been whining about Indiana’s RFRA, but he has been selling his products in countries which have a policy of killing people for being homosexual. It’s quite blatant.
Google shows TWO Apple stores, 3 Mac stores and Best Buys within the entire state of Indiana.
There are more Apple stores in Tehran than in the entire state of Indiana. This might be some kind of favoritism, or perhaps a death wish. Does Cook fantasize about being snuffed by a big, strong, radical Islamist who thinks homosexual people should not be allowed to live? That is just too weird, so what else could fuel his oddly inconsistent behavior?
Most likely, Cook will do anything to secure power for the leftists, but he really is playing with fire. Anything could happen to him once the Islamists or the leftists no longer find him useful.
Gay conservatives, and those who respect their right to life, are asking Tim Cook to account for his agenda and his display of apparent hypocrisy.
The NBCI, National Black Church Initiative, is made up of 15 denominations representing 16 million Black Americians. This group has cut ties with the Presbyterian Church USA after the latter denomination decided to include same sex unions within its definition of marriage.
Said Rev. Anthony Evans, NBCI president, “There is always redemption in the body of Christ through confession of faith and adhering to Holy Scripture.” He called on Christians to show ‘tough love’ to the Presbyterian church by ‘refusing to associate with the denomination until it changes its ways’.
On the another front: businesswoman Courtney Hoffman, who is a lesbian, donated to the Memories Pizza fundraiser, and publicly supported the right of that business not to service same sex weddings. Though she disagrees with them, she defended their right of self determination, saying that she would not want to forced as a businesswoman to support causes that she did not believe in.
Conservatives should keep in mind that the media charade surrounding the Indiana RFRA is a bogus thing, coming mostly from the leftist democrats. It’s a tool to make conservative voters lose respect for republican wimps, and stay home from the elections. The militant/intolerant Gaystapo, so prominently celebrated by the media, is a relatively small group.
People might better attend to their investments, and carefully reconsider association or investments with corporations run by those who cooperated with this latest, false media meme.
Garibaldi’s rapid rendering of Jesus / “For the Glory of it All” -David Crowder.
Look and Listen HERE.
Pass it on!
Dialing the phone number for Governor Mike Pence’s office gives a ‘mailbox full’ message. So Pharmer wrote another letter asking him to veto SB 50, which guts the RFRA, and is worse than no RFRA at all.
Memories Pizza, up in Walkerton IN had to close for the time being, due to the leftie plus gaystapo hate and death threats, but have gotten huge love from people donating at Go Fund Me. The family intends to reopen their pizzeria.
Visit Louder with Crowder to see what happens when a Muslim Baker is asked to make a cake for a same sex wedding.
Crowder also drives home the very important point that the leftists intend to impose their will on those who believe differently, and leave no room for dissent.
Jess Dooley, who coaches golf at Concord High School, Elkhart Indiana, owned the now defunct twitter page below.
She is now suspended from her job while this Klan-like threat of violence is being investigated.
Memories Pizza, in Walkertown, IN gained public attention with an announcement that they would not cater same sex wedding ceremonies.
Such petulant behavior is not unexpected from the left.
Golf Coach Jess Dooley of Concord High School is former owner of this Twitter page.
Celebrate and remember the Religious Freedom Restoration Act unanimously passed in the House, passed by 97 senators, and signed by Bill Clinton in 1993.
Take a quiet midday prayer break.
Study the Bible, Quran, Sutras, Torah, Scriptures. Bring your rosaries, prayer beads, shawls, rugs, etc. etc. to the restaurants, cafes, and other suitable social businesses.
‘Out’ your religion!
Harry Reid has announced that he won’t seek office again. Pharmer offers thanks and praise to God.
Too Whacked to run Again
The Boston Herald Slams Obama for trading 5 high ranking Taliban prisoners for a soldier who has been charged with deserting his post, then throwing a big event in the Rose Garden to celebrate.