A new military policy threatens court martial to any service member who spreads their faith or shares it with other service members. Under discussion is that this policy will also apply to military chaplains, rendering their presence completely moot.
This is an idea whose time has come. Your friendly Pharmer would like to see a whole Muslim friendly Hospital spring up in the U.S.
The Government would be afraid to mess with the Muslims or try to force the institution and its practitioners to do things which violate the religious beliefs.
This might help set a new precedent for allowing religious freedom in general. The Muslims are leading the way in conscientious objection to abortion in Europe. They might do the same kind of thing here.
The question of the day is……… will a Muslim friendly health care institution find a cost effective substitute for the pork filled injections of heparin?
Dr. Mark Hobart, in Melbourne is expecting to have to give up his license to practice medicine because he refused to cooperate in an abortion for a couple because they didn’t want to have a girl.
Hobart refused to give a referral for the sex selection abortion, Hobart has broken the law in his state, and he is expecting suspension or complete loss of his license.
In Victoria, abortion and the state’s war on women trumps any human rights. Consider this if you have thought of moving to that part of the world. The remaining medical professionals are probably of decreasing quality as the ones who balk at killing are being removed from practice.
Students have established so called “safe sites” on campus for distributing the prophylactic devices for males and females. As readers know, condoms and the premarital free for all is against Catholic teaching. While the administrators are not spying in individual dorm rooms for condoms and sex, they object to the public distribution at their institution.
One might expect that students who desired to attend a Catholic institution might have some respect for the religious sensibilities and teachings, even if they do not fully concur. But we have learned, from Sandra (the riveted) Fluke that some students attend these institutions for the purpose of tearing them down. The condom distribution is said to have been occurring since 2009. Perhaps the practice has become extremely overt, or perhaps an administrator finally mustered the courage to address the issue.
A Washington DC group, “Advocates for Youth, is donating $400 each semester for condom distribution at Boston College according to theBoston Globe.
It appears that the local ACLU is ready to jump into the fray. Perhaps this would not be so bad. If the Jesuits lose this argument in the legal arena, it might be a step towards smaller government.
If the ACLU can establish that penalties against handing out condoms in public at a religious educational institution, are unconstitutional then we can establish that laws against smoking in public are likewise unconstitutional. Remember…. condoms don’t stop the spread of HPV (genital warts), etc. In fact, new STI cases VASTLY outpace than new jobs AND new graduates in the United States, with an estimated 19.7 million new infections in 2008, says the CDC. This costs the nation $16 billionin direct health care costs per year. On these bases ‘Nanny’ Bloomberg and Michelle Obama would have to shut down their obsessive-compulsive meddling.
Boston College need not “discipline” the students for their undiplomatic and discourteous treatment of their educational institution and its traditions. Instead, the students could be “praised” online with video and verse, and in letters of recommendation, for their very public “concern” for the sexual health and availability of their fellow students. Particular attention could be paid to the students who pass out condoms in front of the church. That information would remain as searchable as the facebooks, resume, and other activities of the students, and help to track them into appropriate career paths. ;-)
Aaron Klein, of Sweet Cakes Bakery in Gresham, Oregon is facing threats from the State for refusing the business of two lesbians, requesting a wedding cake.
Klein, who prominently displays symbols of his religion within the bakery, believes that his right to refuse to acknowledge same sex marriage is a first amendment right. He is willing to close up shop, rather than be forced to violate his religious beliefs.
Your friendly Pharmer spotted a link at Jill Stanek’s blog which needs to be passed on. Robert Oscar Lopez, himself the son of a lesbian mother, reveals a transformation in the gay community which has aligned it with the industries of human trafficking and creation of designer babies. Kids have become commodities, and anyone who objects, including the children themselves, will be publicly scourged for homophobia.
Lopez states that the fight for gay marriage was to provide legal cover “from criticism for their bioethical stunts”.
“This is a big #^@&(N deal”…as Joe Biden would say. A Federal court is blocking Obamanator’s HHS mandate for O’Brien Industrial Holdings, which operates several smaller companies: Christy Industrial Services, Christy Minerals Co., and Christy Refractories Co. The owner, Frank O’Brien is a Catholic, who wishes to adhere to his religious beliefs in operating his businesses.
The three judge panel of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a preliminary injunction which blocks the HHS mandates unconstitutional effects upon this privately owned company. Among the many lawsuits challenging the HHS mandate, this is the first decision rendered by a Federal appeals court.
Frank Manion of the American Center for Law and Justice is handling this case, which was first dismissed by a Federal district court judge before it was taken before the Eighth Circuit Court. The ACLJ has filed two other lawsuits against the Federal Government regarding the HHS mandate, and numerous Amicus briefs for other court challenges.
Of course, Beck points out that the Obama Crucified -”Truth” artist, (Michael D’Antuono) the “Piss Christ” artist, and he, as the “FLObama” creator, all are making use of the First Amendment free speech rights.
We are waiting for the screams, wailing and gnashing of teeth coming from the left, as “FLObama”, aka “Obama in PeePee” is sold for its rather large asking price.
Update quoted from The Blaze: “The popular online auction site eBay has yanked a piece of artwork done by Glenn Beck citing its belief that the project featured an Obama figurine floating in actual urine (it was not, however).”
Atheism is an act of faith. Its default belief, without evidence, is that the universes are self generating and self maintaining – in the absence of the Creator which they deny.
The IRS has been running away from dealing with free speech challenges by over a thousand pastors, on Pulpit Freedom Sunday, probably because they know they’ll lose.
It’s difficult for the IRS to tell churches that they can’t keep non-profit status if they convey political preferences, with Cecile Richards of the NON- non-profit, Planned Unparenthood, so vigorously supporting and campaigning for the Abortionist in Chief, Obama.
Atheists are getting frustrated at the slow process of compelling complete fealty to the state. Their Freedom From Religion Foundation, FFRC, is suing to compel the IRS to move against the churches and compel enforcement of the Johnson tax regulation from the 1950s, limiting the free speech of non-profits.
Forcing the hand of the IRS might bring about the early defeat and nullification of these IRS regulations. It’s what the Pulpit Freedom Sunday Pastors have been hoping for: a chance to win back 1st amendment rights, and beat the tax-man once and for all.
Go to KingsLiberty.com to learn more about the Obama/Sebelius HHS mandate, which forces people of many religions to violate their faith. Below is a video from this past weekend, showing local citizens of the Cincinnati area, standing against this violation of religious freedom and the 1st Amendment of the Constitution.
October 7 is Pulpit Freedom Sunday, in which the Alliance Defending Freedom and numerous other religious organizations are backing this effort.
Many of the pastors send tapes of their sermons to the IRS, attempting to trigger an audit. The IRS has acted against non profits engaging in politically partisan activity before, but generally shy away before the issue goes to court. The agency fears losing the power to suppress speech by losing their case on constitutional 1st amendment grounds.
Knowing that the IRS does not go after Planned Parenthood for its blatant campaign activity for the Democrats, and Cecile Richards current tour of the swing states for Obama, should bolster the courage of any religious groups and churches which would like to engage in free political speech from the pulpit.
Some courageous Catholic Priests have taken on the task of defending the sanctity of life in their sermons. This could be interpreted directly as anti-democrat speech since abortion is firmly entrenched in that party’s platform, and Obamacare includes a death panel, (IPAB). These priests have therefore taken on the IRS, and the current administration itself.
Other members of of United States Catholic Clergy might shy away from giving their own interpretations of scripture as it impinges upon politics, for fear of chasing off their congregations. Some of them subscribe to the idea that it’s OK to vote for a politician who supports killing the unborn, the elderly and the disabled, so long as the candidate promises to redistribute the wealth. This type of confused thinking has morphed from Seamless Garment teaching of Cardinal Joseph Bernardin.
Besides Pulpit Freedom Sunday, October is Pro Life Month and the Fall edition of the 40 Days for Life, is underway.
Don’t forget to Defend your Freedom with your VOTE on Nov 6th.
After three years, Iran has finally set Christian Pastor Joucef Nadarkhani free. He was acquitted of apostasy, but convicted of evangelizing to Muslims. The three years he already served in prison were considered enough for the latter charge.
Some are celebrating that justice has been served. Pharmer is very happy that the Pastor Nadarkhani won’t be executed as originally planned, but three years in prison for preaching is not justice.
This story, turned up by Kira Davis, is bugging Pharmer, for more than one blast-from-the-past-reason, and therefore has to be on the blog.
The Sandra Fluke incident, as well as the leftism, and the need to appease Barack Obama, has removed Georgetown from the list of possible institutions of higher learning for Pharmer’s kids.. Why pour hard earned money into ruining one’s offspring? Here’s another reason to boycott.
Jarrett Roby has suffered stereotyping and discrimination at the hands of Georgetown University’s leftists, for refusing to attend LBGTQ sensitivity training on religious grounds. When he politely voiced his objections to resident advisers at Georgetown’s summer program, rather than just blowing the session off, Mr Roby was falsely accused of violent intent, and rewarded with an escort out of Georgetown by their police. (Had he been a Muslim rather than a Christian, do you think the response would have been different?)
Imagine the additional charges for hate crime had a conservative shot Floyd Lee Corkins. The FRC shooter is being charged with assault with intent to kill and for bringing a firearm across state lines.
Corkins fired off shots in the FRC lobby, one of them hitting security guard, Leo Johnson, in the arm. Mr. Johnson, along with other security guards wrestled Corkins to the ground. The 28 year old suspect is quoted: “Don’t shoot me, it was not about you, it was what this place stands for.”
Corkins was armed with 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches, a Sig Sauer 9mm pistol, two extra loaded magazines and a box of 50 rounds of ammo. It appears that he had in mind killing more than one person, but perhaps he just had a low opinion of his own marksmanship.
Leo Johnson is said to be recovering well. You can learn
a bit more about this steadfast guard HERE.
Floyd Corkins II has been arrested for the shooting of a security guard in the lobby of the Family Research Council, a socially conservative group based in Washington DC.
Corkins has been a volunteer at the LGBT Community Center in Washington DC for about a half year. Apparently the FRC’s stance on gay marriage, and in support of Chick-fil-A had served as an irritant to the shooter, although his motive is officially said to be unknown.
Massacres are useful for a government which desires more authority and control over the lives of its subjects. Therefore, there is a lack of motivation to use the data which is already available from their already authorized breaches of citizens’ privacy.
“Work Place Violence” perpetrator, Major Nidal Malik, Hasan, (Fort Hood Shooter) was passed up the chain in the Army by departments which wanted to get rid of him, then let loose at Ft. Hood, where the military personnel were not permitted to be usefully armed. Both the Army and the FBI received sharp criticism in a Senate report for failure to act on obvious warning signs and reports that Hasan was radicalized, and a potential threat.
It’s time for law enforcement to stop suppressing the free speech of peaceful protestors, and attend to the reports they are receiving about people who are truly capable of mass killing. The politically correct ban on profiling instead has them checking the suprapubic catheters or breast implants of travelers at airports, and ignoring what’s in front of their noses. Unfortunately they are subject to a government which sees terroristic attacks as useful for converting the citizenry into cowering sheep, unable to defend themselves.
Among the victims are Parkash Singh, and Satwant Kaleka (president of the temple). So far the most info is available at Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. That news source reports that there are about 3000 Sikh families in S.E. Wisconsin who gather at the Religious Society in Brookfield and the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek. The paper recalls a similar incident in 2005 when Terry Ratzman attacked a gathering of the Living Church of God in Brookville, and killed 7 people as well as himself.
Prayers for the victims of the massacre at the Sikh Temple and for their families.
We have some indication that Chick-Fil-A hasn’t been worrying about their employee’s private sex lives in the above article. But worklife is different now. Gays working for the company have been caught in the middle of the leftie war against their company, which was touched off by CEO Dan Cathy’s personal belief about gay marriage.
Apparently the homosexual employees are either getting blamed for hating gays, because of the gay marriage issue, or being thanked for opposition to it.
Some of what they hear is off point and crazy: “I hope you choke on your chicken” and either support or opposition because “your company hates gays”.
The situation of homosexual employees at Chick-fil-A brings home the point that everyone’s lives would be easier, including the those of gays, if the lefties would quit their war on freedom of religion. We notice that the lefties prefer to attack Christians, for opposing gay marriage, while at the same time supporting the sects of Muslims who chop the heads off of homosexuals.
Adam Smith, former CFO/Treasurer of Vante Inc in Tuscon Arizona was likely one of those employees who caused his employer to look for an excuse to fire him. This man was actually fired for public behavior which he exhibited outside of the workplace, on his own time.
If a guy is so clueless as to make a video of himself berating a Chick-Fil-A drivethrough employee about the personal beliefs of her company’s CEO, one could expect his behavior at his own job to be atrocious. When Smith planted the video below on Youtube, his company grabbed the opportunity to lose an employee who was probably everyone’s least favorite.
Watch Adam Smith in action, and observe the drive through employee resolutely sticking to her polite customer service script.
Smith credited this inspirational video utilizing a verse from Proverbs 25:21 as a mechanism for draining resources from the fast food franchise for mobilizing him to action. It appears that Adam Smith had found a woman’s skirt that turned out not to be large enough to hide behind. If you’re not tired of leftist abuse of the Old Testament, you can listen to Jackson Pearce, who does not understand the reasons for the social recognition of marriage: to protect children.
Meanwhile, it’s important to remember that gays can get married any time they want to. It’s their private decision, and there are plenty of clergy which will officiate. However it becomes the business of the public when homosexuals desire to obtain the social support system relegated to protect children which naturally are produced from heterosexual unions.
Mike Opelka at the Blaze is following this story as it unfolds. The very impulsive Adam Smith is living with a bit of hate email, (something which occurs routinely to right wing activists), and is said to have developed some concern for the drive through employee whose life has also been affected by his viral video.
Update 2: Adam Smith guns for a new job as a political activist in this newer video in which he grovels out an apology to the drive through order taker at Chick-fil-A, and issues some explanations for the behaviors which were inconsistent with his stated motives. He also apologizes for denying homosexuality in the first video, and states that if he were a closeted gay, he’d be proud. His wife and kids must be sooo impressed.
Do you think Mr. Smith is too much a drama queen to be the treasurer of a serious corporation? Ya, Vante Inc. probably did the right thing for self preservation. He should take his confused self to the major “news” networks.
Click here for some Commentaryat Hillbuzz concerning the Tamminator’s pilgrimage to Chick-Fil-A at the University of Minnesota. The place was packed despite school being in summer session, and massive construction occurring outside. The Tamminator, who believes in the First Amendment, sez: “Freedom is delicious!”