LIKE sheep to the slaughter, creep by creep, radical leftists aim to drag knuckledraggers to the ledge, albeit, kicking and screaming. It is a place whereby nothing is off the table, and moral boundaries are totally cast aside. Basically, a free fall society. Oh, joy.
RESULTANT, whereas freedom to choose is their stated mantra, the fact remains that those who refuse to accept the intolerable in their midst, indeed, they are hardly free to voice their displeasure, let alone exhibit push back. For if they dare, yes, they will be swiftly shut down and punished. How so?
IN reality, a religious officiant who refuses to ‘marry’ a gay couple will face a fine AND jail, as if guilty of a crime!
Two Christian ministers who own an Idaho wedding chapel were told they had to either perform same-sex weddings or face jail time and up to a $1,000 fine, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court.
Alliance Defending Freedom is representing Donald and Evelyn Knapp, ordained ministers who own the Hitching Post Wedding Chapel in Coeur d’Alene.
“Right now they are at risk of being prosecuted,” their ADF attorney, Jeremy Tedesco, told me. “The threat of enforcement is more than just credible.”
According to the lawsuit, the wedding chapel is registered with the state as a “religious corporation” limited to performing “one-man-one-woman marriages as defined by the Holy Bible.”
But the chapel is also registered as a for-profit business – not as a church or place of worship – and city officials said that means the owners must comply with a local nondiscrimination ordinance.
That ordinance, passed last year, prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation, and it applies to housing, employment and public accommodation.
City Attorney Warren Wilson told The Spokesman-Review in May that the Hitching Post Wedding Chapel likely would be required to follow the ordinance.
“I would think that the Hitching Post would probably be considered a place of public accommodation that would be subject to the ordinance,” he said.
He also told television station KXLY that any wedding chapel that turns away a gay couple would in theory be violating the law, “and you’re looking at a potential misdemeanor citation.”
Wilson confirmed to Knapp my worst fear — that even ordained ministers would be required to perform same-sex weddings.
“Wilson also responded that Mr. Knapp was not exempt from the ordinance because the Hitching Post was a business and not a church,” the lawsuit states.
And if he refused to perform the ceremonies, Wilson reportedly told the minister that he could be fined up to $1,000 and sentenced to up to 180 days in jail.
IN other words, even if ones religious convictions prohibit from sanctifying gay ‘marriage’, freedom of religion ceases with ownership of a PRIVATE business. Understood? Most significantly, the First Amendment is de facto completely null and void, at least for those whose financial living juts up against the newly enshrined ‘right’ of same-sex ‘marriage!’ Is THAT fair? And, is the current prescribed definition of freedom dependent upon being in line, agreeing, with the Gay Mafia? Apparently.
NOT only that, what about those who aren’t Clergy but their religious beliefs preclude them from even baking cakes (or otherwise partake) when requested by gay celebrants? Are their rights now trumped by a very tiny, shrill and powerful minority? Yup. Is this what it means to live in Obama’s America ala his surrogates at large? Again, it bears repeating, is this fair? Or, is it more in line with totalitarian regimes? You decide.
Homosexual rights bullies also succeeded in shutting down a GoFundMe campaign set up to help the Kleins with their legal bills.
The Rev. Franklin Graham even set up a fund via Samaritan’s Purse Ministries to help the Kleins after GoFundMe dropped them.
But, now there is a bombshell development in the case which points to collusion, corruption, and possible bribery on the part of those seeking to punish the Kleins. The Daily Signal reports:
The Daily Signal has exclusively learned that the government agency responsible for enforcing Oregon’s anti-discrimination law appears to be working closely with a powerful gay rights advocacy group in its case against Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa.
Communications between the agency, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, and the LGBT organization,Basic Rights Oregon, raise questions about potential bias in the state’s decision to charge the Kleins with discrimination for refusing to make a cake for a same-sex wedding.
In April, a judge for the agency recommended the Kleins be fined $135,000.
Communications obtained through a public records request show employees of the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries—which pursued the case against the Kleins—participating in phone calls, texting, and attending meetings with Basic Rights Oregon, the largest LGBT advocacy group in the state.
“That’s a clear conflict of interest,” Hans von Spakovsky, a senior legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation, told The Daily Signal.
State agencies have a duty to represent the best interests of the general public, not the interests of one particular advocacy group. The relationship shown by these communications is inappropriate and raises basic questions about the objectivity, bias, and fairness of this agency and its proceedings.
Who knows how deep this corruption might go. For a government agency to take its direction from a radical advocacy group is worse than bias, it is also illegal.
It is the same kind of corruption the Obama Administration engages in regularly with using the IRS, the Justice Dept., and the EPA to punish its political opponents.
ESSENTIALLY, know this: every coercive measure has attendant blow back and gay ‘marriage’ is no exception. Yet, certain back lash is worse than others, and this is hardly an understatement.
ENTER: crimes of pedophilia against children – via pressure to allow gay men to adopt little boys – has become an inalienable right!
The unusual action came during what was to be a sentencing hearing for George Harasz and Douglas Wirth, who entered pleas in January to one felony count each of risk of injury to a minor. They agreed to suspended prison sentences. The only issue for Friday’s hearing was to be whether each would be required to register as sex offenders.
But a new allegation of sexual assault against Harasz by one of the victims, contained in a pre-sentence investigation of Harasz, helped scrap the plea agreement. The case was further clouded Friday by disclosure in court of new allegations of abuse by three other of the nine children. No new criminal charges have been filed. Continue reading via the Hartford Courant…
EGREGIOUSLY, it is under the guise of ‘fairness’ and ‘equality’ that said breakdown of civilized norms are eviscerated. Effectively, many haven’t a clue as to when their ‘thinking’ evolved to the point of no return, yet, it is mostly through subliminal, brainwashing messages. No matter. Some of us aren’t fooled nor cowed.
IN fact, the following commentary was more than prescient, and tragically on the mark:
A highly supportable argument can be made that they stand at the forefront of pushing western civilization off the cliff. Deadly serious. If inclined, start your journey inside America’s academic cesspools here. Warning label: just in case, find your barf bag.
NOT to be remiss in cataloging their helpers – those who lend them cover, thus, shielding their crimes – they primarily hail within the incestuous confines of media, legal (to a lesser degree medical) and cultural institutions. Their poisons are spreading wide and far, and it is increasingly impossible to protect western civilization from their insatiable grasp. The evidence is overwhelming and irrefutable. Phew.
NOT only that, from the time that the kiddies enter (public school) kindergarten they are firmly within the left’s vise-grip. For heaven’s sake, Common Core was designed to accommodate the penetration and indoctrination of America’s children for generations to come.
ABSOLUTELY, HUSSEIN Obama’s Gay Lobby knows no bounds, so much so that they extended their iron fist to Russia. Say what? Well, they even interfered with a Russian Minster who happened to be protecting the rights of traditional families. Evil.
THE twisted Gay Mafia perpetually campaigns for adult-child sex, as pedophiles can never satisfy their perverted obsessions. Pointedly, the Gay-in-Chief eviscerated DOMA by ensuring that the epicenter of western norms – the marriage between a man and a woman – was knocked down. Beyond contemptible. Devilish.
MIND you, anyone who dares to conflate the authentic civil rights movement with the so-called ‘right’ of gays to ‘marry’ is either an ignorant fool or lying through their teeth. Since when is forcing citizens to accept LIFESTYLE choices of others – via ‘legalized’ blackmail and other coercive measures – akin to non discrimination based upon ones color and gender? Besides, isn’t ones sexual relationship a private choice, having nothing to do with legal gymnastics?
MOST judiciously, the Justices who dissented, arguing against the Supreme Court’s clear and convincing overreach, had this to say:
In all the Sturm und Drang following last Friday’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that discovered a right to same-sex marriage in the American Constitution, a fascinating and disturbing observation by Justice Antonin Scalia was largely overlooked: U.S. Protestants had no say whatsoever in the new social order enacted by the Court.
In his nine-page dissent, Scalia ripped into the majority opinion, calling it a “judicial Putsch” that poses a “threat to American democracy.” He added that a “system of government that makes the People subordinate to a committee of nine unelected lawyers does not deserve to be called a democracy.”
The Court’s “naked judicial claim to legislative—indeed, super-legislative—power” bulldozed the right of the People to self-government, said Scalia, who then turned to the peculiarly unrepresentative composition of the Supreme Court itself.
Scalia noted that “the Federal Judiciary is hardly a cross-section of America.”
“Take, for example, this Court,” he said, “which consists of only nine men and women, all of them successful lawyers who studied at Harvard or Yale Law School. Four of the nine are natives of New York City. Eight of them grew up in east-and west-coast States. Only one hails from the vast expanse in-between.”
Scalia then observed that not “a single evangelical Christian (a group that comprises about one quarter of Americans), or even a Protestant of any denomination” is to be found on the Court, which currently consists of six Catholics and three Jews.
How can such an elite, homogeneous committee presume to legislate over a constituency that finds itself as wholly unrepresented as do American Protestants? he suggested.
“The strikingly unrepresentative character of the body voting on today’s social upheaval would be irrelevant if they were functioning as judges,” Scalia continued. “But of course the Justices in today’s majority are not voting on that basis.”
To underscore the gravity of the Court’s action, Scalia compared it to England’s treatment of the American colonies before the war of independence. The justice said that in its hubris, Friday’s majority decision had perpetrated a more serious offense than the one that ignited the American Revolution.
Indeed, “to allow the policy question of same-sex marriage to be considered and resolved by a select, patrician, highly unrepresentative panel of nine is to violate a principle even more fundamental than no taxation without representation: no social transformation without representation,” he said.
“Today’s decree says that my Ruler, and the Ruler of 320 million Americans coast-to-coast, is a majority of the nine lawyers on the Supreme Court,” Scalia said.
TO wit, is it any shock that the radically left, pro-Islamist DOJ has now illegally thrust itself into the criminal arena of pedophilia, henceforth, seeking to ‘kosherize’ it?
|Packet given to kids at conference from “Boston GLASS” homosexual activist group includes oral sex instructions . . . and much more.|
WAIT, there’s more. Bestiality and what not are also on their perverse menu! Intrinsically, as should have been expected, once the barn door is left open, well, all sorts of animals are let loose, and this is not in reference to the four legged kind.
RESULTANT, on the heels of the Supreme Court’s pretzel-like definition of marriage (if anything, overstepping its Constitutional boundary into the legislative arena via the Amendment process, instead, behaving as a social engineering arm of the Executive Branch), the above DOJ Secret Memo is the closest definition to a gargantuan slippery slope.
BESIDES, what’s next on their radical and illegal agenda, ‘permission’ to ‘marry’ pre-pubescents akin to Islam’s followers ala pedophile ‘prophet’ Muhammad’s example??