Gays can attend Pope Francis meeting in Philadelphia — but can’t speak about gay rights: bishopReuters
25 Jun 2015 at 11:06 ET
Homosexuals can attend a Catholic family congress in Philadelphia during Pope Francis’ U.S. visit this year but won’t be allowed to use it to attack Church teachings, the city’s archbishop said on Thursday.
“We don’t want to provide a platform at the meeting for people to lobby for positions contrary to the life of our Church,” said Archbishop Charles Chaput. The Catholic Church teaches homosexuality is not sinful but homosexual acts are.
The Roberts Court’s cultural amnesia is shocking in Greece v. Galloway, especially considering the religious discrimination the justices’ own forefathers confronted.So far, liberal analysis of the decision in Greece v. Galloway was best summarized by Andy Borowitz’s satirical headline: “In Landmark Decision, Supreme Court Strikes Down Reason Country Was Started.”
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Gays and Lesbians as new form of persecution against Christians.
"Civil liberties" = liberty to persecute Christians.
Jesus Christ went in this world to SAVE humans away from THIS world. He didn't come to improve this world, but to CONDEMN it. People who are trying to improve this world are deniers of Jesus Christ, God the Son. They feel well in this world and therefore they perceive to have been banned from the eternal salvation:
17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.Christians doesn't hate the gays and lesbian. They feel a great sadness to see how people, slaves of the sin in their flesh, are going right in the eternal lake of fire and they try to do everything in order to help them to gain salvation. This is the love Jesus Christ commanded Christians.
18If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
And for this love Christians are hated by the Gays and Lesbians and by their supporters, the Etherosexuals who have pleasure in their fornications.
Gays, Lesbians and Etherosexual fornicators are of this world.
From Chich Publications:
Churches Next For HomoactivistsIf the U.S. Supreme Court this June finds that our Constitution contains approval for same-sex marriage, there will be only one major institution left to speak for the truth —the Bible-believing church. And the full wrath of the homoactivists will be focused upon us.
Issue Date: May/June 2015
Capitulation is almost complete. One by one, state and local governments, universities and colleges, mainline protestants, judges at every level, the White House, legislatures —all have bowed to the homosexual bullies. Their march is under the banner of tolerance, but question their behavior and they quickly prove that tolerance is a one-way street. Full approval is their only goal.
The violence of their knee-jerk reaction was evident early. In 1978, San Francisco passed an anti-discrimination ordinance protecting sexual “orientation.” Soon after, a local church found their organist to be a practicing homosexual. Unable to convince him of his sin, they fired him. He sued, based on the new ordinance.
Soon the media stirred the pot and the pastor and church was flooded with obscene calls, letters containing pornography, death threats, and detailed plans to kidnap, assault and murder the church leaders’ children.
The suit was settled in favor of the church, which only heightened the harassment. Protesters visited the services, defaced the pew Bibles, slammed windows, stalked around the sanctuary shouting. This kind of bullying response has been just below the surface ever since. A few other churches have had similar experiences over the years, but the homoactivists have been so busy consolidating their hold on the masses, that churches have been mostly under their radar.
Now, the only pocket of resistance left to them is the Bible believers. Homosexual New York Times columnist, Frank Bruni, is one who is issuing the call against us: “Christian churches must be made to ‘take homosexuality off the sin list.’” He advances the standard line that “science and knowledge,” has obsoleted the “…scattered passages of ancient texts” that support the view of “gays, lesbians and bisexuals as sinners.”
And that call to violence is being heeded. Just last week came the report of two churches in North Carolina brazenly vandalized. In Jamestown, Wesleyan church members found windows broken, signs pulled up and jammed through the radiator of the church bus. The building had been pelted with eggs, strewn with toilet paper and silly string and tagged with “Gays Okay,” and “God hates you” graffiti. The next day the Grace Baptist Church in Greensboro received similar treatment.
The two pastors responded to the attacks with sermon-on-the-mount forgiveness stating that the vandals were just expressing the sin that resides in all of us. However, there was a flavor of “why us?” in their response. This typifies the head-in-sand attitude of too many pastors who failed to see this juggernaut coming down the road.
Homoactivists have succeeded in replacing the biblical truth that sodomy is a choice, with the mantra that they are “born that way.” The Christian public bought the idea that if the poor homosexuals were just given space, they would quietly do their thing and we could all coexist in happy freedom of religion.
That is not the character of the demonic spirits driving the men at Lot’s door, refusing Lot’s daughters and demanding to gang-rape the angels. Obliteration was God’s only choice.
For the church today, it is late in the game but we must not just play dead. The gospel is still powerful enough to turn even the hardest heart. Pastors must rise up boldly standing for the power of God’s Truth. And Bible-believers everywhere can saturate their communities with no-nonsense gospel tracts.
Soulwinners, some can still be saved, “those as by fire.” We have much work to do.