Idaho City Forces Pastors to Officiate Same Sex Weddings or Go To Jail

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.

Indiana Legislature Guts its Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

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.

muslim bakers say no to same sex wedding cake

Twitter of HS Golf Coach Shows Threat to Burn Down Pizzaria

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 Klan Gaystapo
Golf Coach Jess Dooley of Concord High School is former owner of this Twitter page.

Celebrate Religious Freedom

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!
Prayer Brunch!

Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act has Leftists Freaking Out!

Most lefties wouldn’t understand the Religious Freedom Restoration Act signed into law by Governor Mike Pence of Indiana.  That doesn’t stop them from melting down over it.

Actually the law is quite limited, and provides an avenue of relief from governmental bullying of private individuals and businesses who live according to a religious moral code.

This act does not protect an employee from the demands of an employer, on the job.  It’s restricted to protecting individuals such as THIS woman from being harassed by rabid state attorney generals or similar government officials or entities.

For example, the law won’t protect a pro-life health professionals from reprisals by their employers, but it could possibly help them to fight persecution from their respective state regulatory boards.

Leftist Persecution of Christians: The Barronelle Stutzman Story

Barronelle Stutzman, Washington florist, being persecuted for her religious beliefs
Barronelle Stutzman, Washington florist, being persecuted for her religious beliefs

The Attorney General of Washington State wants to destroy the Floral business of Barronelle Stutzman, as well as take her home and personal assets because she does not believe in same sex marriage. Though she provided many other floral services for customers of the homosexual persuasion, she drew the line at doing same sex weddings because she believes that marriage is a sacred union between a man and a woman.

Click HERE to see a video of her story. She’s being represented by the Alliance Defending Freedom, a public interest law organization which defends the constitutional rights of individuals.

So far, a state judge is ruling against Barronelle Stutzman, but her lawyers are appealing.   This case could eventually move to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Perhaps the Washington State  Persecutor of Christians,  Attorney General, Bob Ferguson will eventually  be  held liable for all legal fees and any damages to Mrs. Stutzman in this case, when it eventually comes to a conclusion.

Highest respect and prayers for Barronelle Stutzman for her steadfastness in adhering to the dictates of her conscience.

Go Fund Legal Help for Barronelle Stutzman (Arlene’s Flowers)

Calling on Evangelical Atheists to Do Something

Around Christmas time, activity of the evangelical atheists seems to pick up a bit more.  This might be an artifact of media coverage, but we tend to see some atheists objecting to outward displays of theistic faith, and others celebrating their own intellect by trying to drive the square vehicle of scientific method into the circular gateway of spiritual matters.

This Christmas, Thomas D Williams has brought “professional atheist” John G. Messerly to the loving attention of your friendly Pharmer.  Messerly is railing against religion as vulgar superstition, delusion, and states that humanity needs to outgrow this spiritual impetus that fueled the building of Western and Eastern civilizations.

We might decide to emulate Dr. Messerly, who has built………. ummmmm some books and some articles, and memberships in cool secular think tanks.  His contributions to civilization might out weigh those of the astounding, atheist biologist P. Z.  (has he published peer reviewed scientific research lately?) Myers. But if we did follow after these leaders of thought, what would get accomplished?

Academia, under the rule of the left has pumped out prodigious numbers of underachievers, who spend a great deal of time celebrating their own intellect, but very little time building things which could advance the human condition, or that of planet Earth.

Atheist evangelists can’t seem to let go of the Creator, who has them by the tail , or is the handle within their DNA?  That’s the Pharmer theory.

If an Atheist evangelist is messing with your religious expressions and celebrations, ask him what has he done lately.   Has he invented or constructed or created anything? Does he serve the needs of his fellow humans in any concrete way?  Has he discovered some new nugget of knowledge which could advance the condition of  mankind?

Wish him God’s blessings and a REAL JOB.

History Repeats Itself

People who read the Bible remember a repetitious cycle in the Old Testament, of Israel misbehaving, getting squashed, repenting and then rebuilding.   Getting squashed was understood  as a penalty from God for Israel’s collective sinful behavior, and His blessings returned after their repentance.  Isaiah 5, the first Sunday Reading for Catholics (Oct 5)  is an example of such a cycle and it brings to mind the present day.

1 Let me sing now for my well-beloved A song of my beloved concerning His vineyard. My well-beloved had a vineyard on a fertile hill.
2 And He dug it all around, removed its stones, And planted it with the choicest vine. And He built a tower in the middle of it, And hewed out a wine vat in it; Then He expected {it} to produce {good} grapes, But it produced {only} worthless ones.
3“And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah, Judge between Me and My vineyard.
4“What more was there to do for My vineyard that I have not done in it? Why, when I expected {it} to produce {good} grapes did it produce worthless ones?
5“So now let Me tell you what I am going to do to My vineyard: I will remove its hedge and it will be consumed; I will break down its wall and it will become trampled ground.
6“And I will lay it waste; It will not be pruned or hoed, But briars and thorns will come up. I will also charge the clouds to rain no rain on it.”
7For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, And the men of Judah His delightful plant. Thus He looked for justice, but behold, bloodshed; For righteousness, but behold, a cry of distress.

Are you seeing any parallels in the events of today?

We’re Hosed.

When America suffers, much of the world suffers even more.  That’s an economic reality.

Repentance and reformation is in order.

Something More Important than Where You Put It

In the present day it seems that thinking about where to put it is more than a full time job.  For some it seems to occupy every waking hour, and has become the extreme of sexual fetishism.

Sing over Me is a new film about the life journey of Dennis Jernigan, who spent a number of years in the homosexual lifestyle.  In his mid twenties, Mr. Jernigan, a renowned Christian singer and lyricist, decided that something else was more important.  His decision, to have God tell him who he is, will likely crunch many  leftie undies into a wad.  The songwriter tells his story in the indie film released this week on Vimeo and to interested theaters.

With the likes of TeenWire  and a rabidly obsessed media beating sex-fetishism into the minds of kids, the constant refrain repeated by the brainwashed is that having sex is inevitable, and not a matter of choice.  For many it seems as automatic as breathing, eating and taking a dump.

Films such as Sing over Me and Desire of the Everlasting Hills tell stories of profound changes in people who came to the conclusion that something else is more important than sex.

One spoiler from the Desire film: who gets some credit for reeling in the wildest one of the bunch:

EWTN's very own Pirate Nun racks up a miracle
Mother Angelica