While the Shona Banda legal fundraiser remains up (as of 4-28-15) at GoFundMe, the fundraisers for Sweet Cakes and Barronelle Stutzman have been removed.
Shona Banda’s house was raided by cops, after her son made comments in favor of medical marijuana at his school in Kansas. Ms. Banda had moved to the state from Colorado where she had legal access to legal weed, said to be for a health condition. The raid produced some cannabis oil and 2 oz of the weed itself. Her son has been removed from the home, and felony charges are expected.
GoFundMe has given the excuse that the Sweet Cake’s fundraiser was suspended because they have been formally charged with a heinous crime [of not baking a cake for a same sex wedding]. This does not wash since the fundraiser was to benefit the mom and kids who were not present at the time of refusal. It is obvious: GoFundMe will raise legal defense for people found with illegal marijuana in the home, but not for the benefit of the family supported by the Sweet Cakes business, which is charged with not baking a cake for a same sex wedding.
Businesses will have to decide whether it is in their interest to kowtow to the extremists of the “Gaystapo”, or continue having wider access to commerce with the general population. Fundraisers and donors are encouraged to use a different venue until GoFundMe regains realistic business priorities.
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?)
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.
There are moreApple 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.
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.
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 lovefrom people donating at Go Fund Me. The family intends to reopen their pizzeria.