Gay Effort to Reintroduce Slavery in the South Fails
Blaine Adamson is the owner of a T-shirt shop in Frankfort, Kentucky, Hands On Originals. He is also a sincerely devoted follower of Jesus Christ. So naturally when he was approached in 2012 by a local homosexual activist group to print a shirt promoting The Lexington “Pride” Festival, he politely declined, and courteously referred them to a nearby shop who would be happy to provide the service.
In fact, a quick look at the Frankfort area Yellow Pages lists no less than 21 different businesses which cater to the T-shirt printing crowd, so there was simply no need for Adamson to be forced under the threat of fines and worse to do a job which would have caused him to violate his conscience. Plus, the gay activists wound up getting their shirts for free from another vendor.
But for politely exercising his First Amendment right to the free exercise of religion, Adamson was promptly sued. His case finally made it to the Court of Appeals in Kentucky. (The Court of Appeals is one step below the state supreme court). In a surprising move, given the almost total obeisance of judges to the bullies and bigots of the homosexual lobby, the court actually ruled in favor of religious liberty and freedom of speech.
The opinion, written by Chief Judge Joy Kramer, pointed out that Adamson had not been guilty of discrimination at all. There is no evidence, she wrote, that Hands On Originals had “refused any individual the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations it offered to everyone else because the individual in question had a specific sexual orientation or gender identity” (emphasis in original). In fact, Adamson has routinely done business with members of the LGBT community and even employs them.
The issue, in other words, was not about sexual orientation at all but about speech. It was about whether an American can be compelled by government force to communicate a message which violates his conscience and deeply held religious belief.
Section 5 of the Kentucky constitution is quite clear, unambiguous, and emphatic on the issue (emphasis mine): “[T]he civil rights, privileges or capacities of no person shall be taken away, or in anywise diminished or enlarged, on account of his belief or disbelief of any religious tenet, dogma or teaching. No human authority shall, in any case whatever, control or interfere with the rights of conscience.”
As further proof that the issue for Adamson is one of conscience and religious scruple, and not an expression of some kind of hate-filled homophobia, he has also declined to print T-Shirts that use the word “b**ches” or that featured Jesus dressed as a pirate.
What should not be missed here is that there are two larger issues involved, as lesbian writer Tammy Bruce pointed out some time ago. For the government to force someone to do work that violates his conscience is nothing less than tyranny. And for a man to be compelled under threat of punishment to perform work against his will is slavery.
The reality is that the LGBT lobby is the reincarnation of some of the worst elements of the mindless prejudice of the Old South in its irrational venom toward people (Christians) who are not like them. The rainbow flag is the new Confederate flag. It is as much a symbol of bigotry as that flag ever was in the minds of the left.
Bottom line: in Frankfort, Kentucky, homosexual activists tried to reintroduce slavery to the Deep South. They failed in the attempt. And the Constitution’s protections for religious liberty and freedom of speech were upheld. Let’s pray that this court will be just the first of many to protect our first freedom against the tyranny of the left.
Sign the petition now: ask every State education minister to scrap the Safe Schools program and protect our children!
Parents have a right to be concerned about the impact of Safe Schools on their children. We have seen recent reports of a spike in gender dysphoria in children since the program was introduced and medical professionals who call for caution in seeing gender transitions for kids as a solution are being criticised and intimidated into silence.
If even our highly respected medical professionals are being silenced for political reasons, it is more important than ever that we add our voices in support. For the sake of our children, we must double down on our efforts to ensure that Safe Schools is gone from EVERY state and territory — before even more families are affected by the insidious program.
We are asking all education ministers to follow the examples of NSW and Tasmania. It is time to move beyond the Safe Schools program and remove it from every state and territory in Australia.
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Political agendas have played a role in our children’s education for far too long! As a concerned parent and citizen, I am asking you to join us in demanding that Safe Schools be removed from all schools across Australia.
Thank you for standing up for our future generations.
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A man cannot be a mother. A woman cannot be a father. A child needs both a mother and a father. http://www.truemarriageequality.com/1/post/2016/04/a-man-cannot-be-a-mother-a-woman-cannot-be-a-father-a-child-needs-both-a-mother-and-a-father.html …
Victorian AIDS Council being used to try to make gay sex and diseases fashionable. Who will pay the cost when new epidemics and untreatable strains devastate the health system?
With a flood of billboards on buses and on bus stops near schools in Melbourne suburbs the Victorian AIDS Council, fully infiltrated by LGBT, is now being used, and using govt. funds to try to make gay sex and diseases fashionable. Who will pay the cost when new epidemics and untreatable strains devastate health system? Gonorrhea, syphilis, rectal cancer, HIV/AIDS, mental illness (suicide) etc. etc. are very real, very harmful, very costly to society. It is the height of irresponsibility to promote them as being cool, fashionable, trendy, hip, and treatable.
The billboards, with photos of gay men wearing nothing but underpants and boldly declaring that gay sex diseases are hip and cool and treatable, they are intentionally targeting youth to normalize and promote gay sex.
Using public money to conduct this campaign, a part of the wider gay normalization program currently underway, is, RECKLESS and DISGRACEFUL and is putting young lives at risk. The board should be sacked immediately. But as with all the other LGBT bullying no-one is game enough to stand up to this movement.
See story here: http://truthjournalism.com/2017/04/29/explicit-melbourne-bus-stop-ad-trivializes-diseases-legitimizes-stds-gay-sex/
What Does God Have to Say About Same-sex "Marriage"?
Sinful man will always manipulate God into man's own image and pretend that sin is somehow okay for certain generations or situations. But is it? Let's find out what God says:
Sodom and Gomorrah Destroyed
“The two angels arrived at Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of the city. When he saw them, he got up to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground. “My lords,” he said, “please turn aside to your servant’s house. You can wash your feet and spend the night and then go on your way early in the morning.”
“No,” they answered, “we will spend the night in the square.”
But he insisted so strongly that they did go with him and entered his house. He prepared a meal for them, baking bread without yeast, and they ate. Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom—both young and old—surrounded the house. They called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.”
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ANZ Bank freezes cash withdrawals - tech glitch leads to chaos. Need to refocus on banking not promoting gay sex in their marketing.
While the ANZ Bank in Australia has been busy since the gay mardi gras in Sydney in March, using shareholder's and depositor's funds to promote the normalization of gay sex in their bank advertising campaigns, it seems the bank has forgotten how to do the banking side of things:
This message was on the ANZ's share investing website on 26th April 2017 and on a recorded phone message, as the bank failed to make cash withdrawal transfers. The remarkable failure by a top four Australian bank has led to customers being unable to meet their financial obligations, run out of petrol, run out of food, damage their credit standing etc. etc. Meanwhile ANZ gladly add overdrawn fees to the accounts which were the supposed recipients of the funds their clients have been trying to transfer for days.
ANZ Bank announcement:
"Important Notice: Delayed Settlements
Please be advised that due to technical issues, we are experiencing delays in trade settlements and the payment of cash withdrawals. As a result, the proceeds you will receive from the sale of your securities may be delayed. In addition, if you have purchased securities, there may also be a delay in the funds being taken from your cash account. This may impact your ability to place orders or withdraw funds. We are investigating the issues and hope to have the problems resolved as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause."
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: A resource for parents to work through with their teenagers about the confusion engulfing their world. Do it before it is too late
Parents/Guardians: Your children are already having conversations about homosexuality, same-sex marriage and gender. Here is a vital talk parents desperately need to have with them too, so they get the full story and not the LGBTQI spin all around them at school, social media, movies, music, corporate ads, etc, etc. Do not delay, print this out for them and you and work your way through it urgently. Once it is done you can rest easier knowing they are more equipped to handle the deluge of propaganda flooding our nation.
LGBTQI and the war on God, Family, Freedom, Truth and Reality
What is LGBTQI? They are a group of people (also known as gays or homosexuals and transgender, gender fluid proponents) who insist that God does not exist and that no one can tell them what to do or that something is objectively true. They get mad at the idea of God and shake their fists at the God they insist does not exist. They are at war with reality in the west, and the attempt to change the definition of marriage is just one battle they have launched in their war on morality.
The transgender, gender confusion being taught by Daniel Andrew’s Safe Schools and Respectful Relationships programs is another battlefront. They have a lot of government money for their programs, they have successfully infiltrated the media and education departments over many years, left-wing political groups have joined in and now promote this movement because they see it as a great way of controlling people. Together they are flooding our nation with their dangerous anti-truth, anti-children ideas.
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Fight Back - Fight for young lives at risk from the gay/gender juggernaut devastating childrens lives. Stand up and speak out. They are wrong, so be bold.
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Don't Cave In To Same-Sex 'Marriage' Bullies.
Stop LGBTI Bullying Ordinary Australians
Recent events have highlighted the nasty and coercive nature of one side in the debate over redefining marriage. Homosexual activists intimidated and threatened Coopers Brewery with boycotts and demanded they make large donations to LGBT groups in the wake of Coopers beer being featured in a debate between same-sex 'marriage' advocate Tim Wilson and his Liberal Party colleague Andrew Hastie, who supports traditional marriage.
Similarly, homosexual activists targeted Mark Allaby, one of the managing partners of IBM Australia. He was also a board member of the Lachlan Macquarie Institute (LMI), which runs an intern program for young Christians. Several activists took issue with his position on the board and targeted IBM, questioning why they had employed someone who sat on the board of LMI because it was “an anti-LGBTI organisation” which they said contradicted IBM’s public support for same-sex marriage.
Click here to write to your politicians in one easy step to not cave in. On this link you can also commend the Sydney Catholic and Anglican Archbishops for standing up for God's design and plan for marriage in the public square.
Persecution of non-gay supporters in the workplace is just a beginning. First they came for the Jews, the Christians, then.....
QANTAS and other corporations in Australia are coercing staff to wear a specially designed ring which will mark and reveal all those who refuse as opponents to the gay totalitarian rule suffocating Australian society.
SOUND FAMILIAR? It is a reverse method of what the Nazi totalitarians did in 1930s Germany to mark and reveal the Jews, by forcing them to wear a Star of David patch on their clothes.
Imagine if it were Christian bosses coercing staff to wear a crucifix until everyone trusted in Jesus! Or a Muslim boss coercing staff to speak Arabic only because it is the superior language of Muhamed.
It is more than just offensive to those employees at QANTAS et al who do not support the homosexual MardiGras-ification of our society. It is a dangerous project designed to isolate, intimidate, black-list and target all opponents of this tyrannical homosexual movement.
WAKE UP AUSTRALIA! It may soon be too late!
"Totalitarians and fascists have always sought to demonise their opponents, in part by marking them out from the “normal” majority. They are clearly identified one way or another as recalcitrants, and treated accordingly. Simply consider how Jews fared as the Nazi regime occupied various European countries: being forced to wear a yellow badge in the form of a Star of David."1
"Millions of our young men gave their lives to fight these totalist regimes and to preserve our cherished freedoms. But a new totalitarianism is descending upon the West, and it comes in the form of the militant and totalitarian rainbow activists." 1
"Some of the country’s biggest businesses have upped the ante in the crusade for marriage equality by asking Australians to wear a specially designed “acceptance ring” until same-sex marriage is legalized."
Including Airbnb, Qantas, ANZ, Fairfax Media and Foxtel,
Airbnb Australia country manager Sam McDonagh said the campaign would involve the distribution of “hundreds of thousands” of the distinctive black metal rings to its hosts and guests, business partners and “key influencers”.
Qantas staff and cabin crew would wear them, he said, while Google Australia has also provided rings for its 1300 staff to wear."1
An employee of one of the big four banks, who is “constantly bombarded” with same-sex marriage propaganda, also expressed concern that: “As a Christian, this puts employees like me in the position of having to justify my faith against my employment… A sad state of affairs in a country where freedom of religion was once a prized right.” 2
The ring brands the non-wearer as a “bigot”. It’s dressed up as being all about “love”, but the implied threat is that any employee of one of these corporate cheerleaders who doesn’t wear the ring will be branded a “marriage-denier”, ostracised, and denied promotion. 2
This “voluntary” ring policy is simply more discrimination and bigotry in action. How long before those who refuse to bow the knee to the rainbow warriors are forced to wear yellow patches with the words, “I am a hateful bigot” or some such thing? 3
We owe the ANZACS a lot more than this. They sacrificed everything to maintain the Australia they were willing to die for, NOT to destroy that Australia. STOP THE GAY MADNESS DESTROYING OUR NATION.
The ANZACS built Australia with their lives. They sacrificed everything for us. The freedom they fought to give us was the freedom to maintain the Australia they were willing to die for, it was NOT the "freedom" to destroy that Australia.
Destroying a generation of children mentally and physically by teaching them by law changes, by the example of our political and educational leaders, sex-ed classes at schools, corporate product advertising, taxpayer funded programs like the deceptive "Respectful Relationships", "Safe Schools" and "Family Violence" con-jobs, sport marketing etc. etc. that homosexual sex is now normal, healthy, happy and encouraged is NOT FREEDOM.
We owe the ANZACS a lot more than this. Please stand up and be counted. DO NOT LET THEIR LIVES HAVE BEEN SACRIFICED IN VAIN. ACT NOW.
"Don't Confuse Me"! Where are the responsible adults defending children? Stand up and be counted! It is time to fight back Australia. Do it for your children. They need you.
Would you believe it – your workplace is the new battleground for marriage? This week, big companies took another step to make you feel excluded in....
Would you believe it – your workplace is the new battleground for marriage?
This week, big companies took another step to make you feel excluded in your workplace.
On Monday, Qantas and Google announced they would be providing all staff ‘acceptance rings’ to show support for redefining marriage.
As I highlighted on ABC News 24 yesterday – won’t this increase workplace shaming and possible bullying for those that don’t want to redefine marriage? Are they going to feel uncomfortable? Are they still ‘free’ to disagree?
Over the last week, you would have seen a targeted campaign to harass and remove people like you from their jobs for simply believing in the current definition of marriage.
Marriage Alliance has been pushing back, calling out our opposition’s intolerance and speaking up in the media.
We also undertook crucial polling showing that the push to redefine marriage is shrinking.
With your help we can continue getting the truth out to all Australians, working directly in Canberra with politicians, and supporting people like you that are being threatened in the workplace.
Our jobs are clearly under threat, and we need to make sure that all firms, their CEOs, executives and board directors are committed to your free speech in the workplace.
Will you sign our open letter to the directors of these companies, demanding they commit to workplace freedom for people like you?
Without your financial support we will be limited in our ability to speak for your freedoms in the workplace.
Please Donate Today
Thank you for your support! We are truly grateful.
Marriage Alliance Spokesperson
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LGBTQIWPB Crusade will lead to a flood of youth mental and physical disease and suicides. It is a cowardly movement targeting children and should be resisted by the people. RISE UP AUSTRALIA!
LGBTQIWPB crusade will lead to a flood of youth mental and physical disease and suicides. It is a cowardly movement targeting children and should be resisted by the people.
Any movement which targets children and aims to normalize sexual acts which are not normal, not healthy, but are in fact depraved, dangerous, and sick, will lead youth to mental health problems and physical diseases for which all Australians will pay the price.
The leaders of the corporate attempt to push gay sex on Australia are all guilty of MASSIVE CHILD ABUSE.
Citizens, shareholders, consumers: YOU can hold these tyrants to account. The politicians are too weak to do anything. The media have been infiltrated and silenced. But YOU can act.
The offensive Offensive: CEO's using company resources to promote gay sex acts to children is NOT ethical or responsible corporate behavior.
CEO's using ASX listed public company resources to promote gay sex acts to children is NOT ethical or responsible corporate behavior. These CEO;s should be sacked.
QANTAS for example, has so fully been infiltrated by LGBTIQWIP activists that they are now able to use company money and resources to join in the political campaign to redefine marriage and to also just simply impose and promote the whole LGBTIQWIP agenda.
To celebrate the gay mardi gras in Sydney for instance they painted an airplane with the gay political colours and spent millions of dollars promoting an event which quite simply is sexual depravity at its highest.
Even leaving out shareholders, with all of this misuse of an ASX listed public company's resources QANTAS had no consideration for the hurt, offence, discrimination and distress that it caused many Australians who do not agree with doing what gay people do, nor with promoting it to children as being normal.
QANTAS staff, passengers, family's with children at airports, non-QANTAS airport workers, people forced to see their advertising of this, family's who have lost loved ones due to gay sexual diseases such as AIDS, etc. etc. QANTAS just arrogantly cause offense and distress in the name of normalizing gay sex to please the few bullies who have taken control of our once iconic airline.
QANTAS. ONCE A GREAT AUSTRALIAN ICON, IS NOW BEING UNETHICALLY AND IMMORALLY MISUSED TO OFFEND AND IMPOSE. SHAREHOLDERS SPEAK UP!
QANTAS are not alone, the corporate world has been targeted to become a major player in the war on marriage and all non-LGBTIQWIP Australians. Holden, NAB, ANZ, Porter Davis, Woolworths, ADF, Target, Westfield, Myer. All part of the "Offensive Offensive" sweeping Australia and causing immeasurable damage.
On the 4th April 2017 some of Australia’s largest corporate giants unveiled their latest advertising campaign to promote and normalize homosexual sex.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald this new ad campaign is worth over $5 million.
The ad campaign will be inescapable. Gay slogans will be printed on every Qantas boarding pass and other commercial paraphernalia.
This is a war on our freedoms of speech, religion and conscience. It is a war on your children. Marriage is NOT the end game. This forceful movement (with depraved sexual acts at its common core) will NOT stop at marriage.
If a society can fall for man + man = marriage it will fall for anything. Peoples become slaves by force, not willingly but at the gun or by deception. This movement is seeking to subjugate our once free nation. Please act.
From the Australian: Business’s SSM drive ‘unethical’
"CEOs using corporate resources to lobby for same-sex marriage should revise Business Ethics 101, says Anthony Fisher."
Gays can become straight: Abetz
2:53pmPRIMROSE RIORDAN The Australian
"Eric Abetz has inflamed the same-sex marriage debate by saying there is evidence gay people can turn heterosexual."
Church leaders rediscover their voice in defending traditions
However offensive, efforts to subjugate the opinions of tradition-minded Christians during Australia’s same-sex marriage debate will be a blessing in disguise if they encourage more bishops and church leaders to rediscover their right to free speech, especially on issues pertinent to Christian tradition. The issue has caught readers’ attention. “Where is a modern day Constantine?’’ one letter writer asked, referring to the Roman Emperor who outlawed religious persecution in the 4th century.
For too long, most Catholic and Anglican bishops and other Christian leaders in Australia have been practising “elected silence’’ in the public square. Some have ventured forth to rubber stamp politically correct polemics on climate change or refugee policy; many have also frustrated their flocks by adopting the “I will follow my people’’ passive leadership style.
Despite large church bureaucracies and well-resourced media departments in most dioceses, funded by those who pray and pay, few Christian leaders take the initiative on controversial issues relevant to their church priorities. The silence of Christian (and other) church leaders over the insidious gender “fluidity’’ programs being inflicted on schoolchildren and exposed week after week by The Australian has been deafening.
Few, if any, church leaders in Victoria, for example, have condemned the targeting of “sexist’’ preschoolers under the guise of “preventing family violence’’. Many families would prefer to see four year-olds being sent out to play and taught to enjoy reading rather than being guilt-tripped and confused with ideologically driven gender programs. Leaders who take a consistent stand on that argument will win respect.
When they do speak up, Christian leaders normally do well. Brisbane’s Catholic Archbishop Mark Coleridge was a standout this year when he took on Queensland Deputy Premier Jackie Trad and others over the bill introduced by independent Rob Pyne, a former Labor MP, to liberalise the state’s abortion laws. His measured, sensible intervention, alongside a groundswell of grassroots opinion, contributed to the legislation being dropped.
Sydney’s Catholic Archbishop Anthony Fisher is one of the very few who has taken on the euthanasia controversy. In other states, priests who have received little encouragement from their bishops are working quietly with the Australian Christian Lobby in anticipation of a push across several jurisdictions to follow Holland and Belgium down that problematic path.
It’s been a long time since a range of church leaders and groups has spoken up as unambiguously in defence of Christian doctrine as participants in the same-sex marriage debate are doing. Perhaps that explains why a small minority of same-sex marriage activists have overreacted, vilifying the ACL and the Lachlan Macquarie Institute to the point where those bodies sought and were granted permission to keep the names of their board members secret, on the grounds of “public safety’’. Last year Hobart’s Catholic Archbishop Julian Porteous was reported to the Tasmanian Human Rights Commission over the church’s moderate, respectful statement, Don’t Mess with Marriage.
On that score, Christian leaders could light another bonfire hit if they challenged a few cringe-worthy reality TV shows. As a Lenten penance they could watch Married at First Sight or Seven Year Switch.
Occasionally, confusing signals have come from parts of the Anglican Communion and the Vatican on same-sex unions. Last week Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel and his “husband’’, architect Gauthier Destenay, received a warm welcome at the Vatican.
While most bishops are still silent, the attacks on the ACL prompted strong defences from two of Australia’s most senior archbishops, Anthony Fisher, and his Anglican counterpart in Sydney, Glenn Davies. On this page on Friday, Davies wrote what many churchgoers know — the only upside of abuse being hurled at Christians is that “people are beginning to wake up and take notice’’. As Fisher says, “it has long been part of our culture that Australians of all faiths or none contribute to open discussion, without intimidation, coercion or bullying”.
At a time when extremist Islamists are attempting to shake the foundations of Western societies, the archbishop’s defence of the Christian underpinnings of democracy — to a business lunch on Friday — was pertinent. Contemporary democracy, he said, had been influenced by the scriptures and Christian tradition — “beliefs about the dignity of the human person, the rule of law, human rights, separation of church and state, respect for the individual and conscience, and government for the common good’’.
That is not well understood, especially by young people, whose knowledge of history is scant. Christian leaders need to make those points clearly and consistently as a backdrop to the war on terror and extremism.
As Fisher said, since the Enlightenment, some have sought post-Christian foundations for democracy. But the jury is still out on whether agnostic liberalism will ever be enough to ground the democratic experiment. The evidence of recent times suggests he is right when he says “it would be naive to think a ‘live and let live’ attitude will be sufficient for dealing with the problems of a diverse community such as Australia’s in the future’’. The strengthening of democracy and our social fabric is the best reason for Christians to join in the national conversation.
Petition to reinstate the ban on members of the armed forces participating in political activities (LGBTIQWIP marching against marriage) while in uniform.
Please forward this post on to others who may want to sign.
Australian Christian Lobby
Here's the full petition:
Minister, our military should be above politics
Dear Marise Payne, Minister for Defence
All Australians are grateful for the skill, bravery and sacrifice of our defence personnel.
We are so fortunate to have such a professional and highly capable defence force protecting not just our physical safety but also our nation’s freedoms and values.
Minister, it is essential that our defence force remains above politics.
This has been a proud tradition of our military for over 100 years.
Minister Payne, your petitioners call for a reinstatement of the ban on members of the armed forces participating in political activities while in uniform.
Minister, millions of Australians are concerned about the consequences of the LGBTI political agenda.
We are concerned about how our freedoms will be protected if the Marriage Act is changed.
Marching in uniform shows incredible disrespect to the concerns of millions of Australians worried about the threats to their freedom if marriage is redefined.
We call on you to restore our military’s proud tradition of not involving itself in political affairs.
Sign here: http://www.acl.org.au/restore_the_adf?recruiter_id=96786
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Ideas have consequences, and bad ideas have victims. False promises of love and personal fulfillment are no exception.
Over a year and-a-half after the Obergefell decision, the debate over gay “marriage” and homosexuality has largely fizzled out: partly because of the election, partly because the “T” in the LGBT acronym has been stealing all the headlines, and partly because Obergefell is now viewed by many as settled law. And that’s a shame, because so-called “progress” isn’t bringing about the rosy picture we were promised.
In what may be the most candid piece in Huffington Post history, Michael Hobbes, who identifies as gay, writes about what he calls an “epidemic of loneliness.”
“For years,” he begins, “I’ve noticed the divergence between my straight friends and my gay friends. While one half of my social circle has disappeared into relationships, kids and suburbs, the other has struggled through isolation and anxiety, hard drugs and risky (behavior).”
Through story after story and mountains of statistics, Hobbes then documents a consistent and chilling trend among those who share his lifestyle. “Gay men everywhere, at every age,” he writes, are two-to-ten-times more likely than heterosexual men to commit suicide.
And that’s just the beginning. Homosexual males also suffer from higher rates of cardiovascular disease, cancer, allergies, asthma, and a whole host of behavior-related infections and dysfunctions. They’re twice as likely to experience major depressive episodes, report having fewer close friends, and abuse drugs at an alarming rate.
In fact, living in so-called “gay neighborhoods” is a predictor of more frequent, risky behaviors and methamphetamine use. And, Hobbes adds, the community itself is brutal and degrading to its members. Smart-phone hookup apps drive a culture of exploitation and casual encounters that one young man he interviewed said made him feel like “a piece of meat.”
We often hear these disastrous statistics and stories attributed to homophobia, bullying, and shame. Having been treated horribly since childhood, men like this author—the oft-repeated myth goes—are forced to live a lie. They’re depressed because they’ve been oppressed and repressed.
But here’s the problem with the bullying hypothesis. In countries like the Netherlands and Sweden where same-sex “marriage” has been the law of the land for years, gay men remain three times more susceptible to mood disorders and three- to ten-times more likely to engage in “suicidal self-harm.”
The situation is so bad that one respondent in a survey of HIV clinics told researchers, “It’s not a question of not knowing how to save their lives. It’s a question of them not knowing if their lives are worth saving.”
Incredibly, after this long and brutal and well-documented description of life in his community, Hobbes then concludes the cause as having minority status, which has taught them to live in fear. At no point does he consider the possibility that it’s the lifestyle itself that may be what’s destroying these men’s lives.
Still, one expert quoted in the piece hints that he knows what’s going on. Christopher Stults, a researcher at New York University, admits that for many people, the marriage decision was a letdown. “We have this legal status, and yet there’s still something unfulfilled.”
Could it be that this lifestyle cuts off this community from the natural family, from children, and--according to years of statistics—from monogamous partnerships? Could it be the disparity Hobbes sees between what he wants and what he got is a result of a broken lifestyle? Could it be that this behavior naturally isolates people? Could it be that God didn’t design His image-bearers to live like this, and when we do, it actually destroys us?
Unfortunately, those questions are no longer even considered by Hobbes or by social scientists. But we as a society, and especially the Church, must consider these questions. As long as there are real people trying to fill their hearts with lies, caring about them will mean having a more open mind than the Huffington Post.
Further Reading and Information
The Silent Suffering of Gay Men: An Unspoken Epidemic
No matter who we are, all of us, when we decide to deviate from God’s design and plan for our lives, will experience pain and brokenness. May the Lord continue to use the ordinary, imperfect people of His body, the Church, to demonstrate His love and forgiveness to a broken and dying world.
Together Alone: The Epidemic of Gay Loneliness (Editor’s Note: graphic and disturbing content)
Statistics on sexual promiscuity among homosexuals
A list of Australian corporates/institutions participating in the current (March 2017) militant campaign of bombarding Australia with homosexual advertising in their company's consumer marketing campaigns, scarring children, offending non-LGBTQIWPB customers etc. include:
QANTAS. ANZ Bank. IKEA. Target. Woolworths. Westfield. Mars. Holden. Porter Davis. ADF. Ministry of Finance.
Their promotion of homosexuality is offensive, damaging to children and discriminates against thousands of Australians who still happen to have an operating conscience are are quite distressed by the gay was on our society.
Please complain to your politicians, start your own blogs, letter-box drop your neighborhood, run for parliament and start defending our nation's children, before we wake up in Sodom & Gomorrah and are being raped physically not just mentally by this very intolerant, forceful, totalitarian movement of bullies.
What should modern Barbarians look like? That is a good question. If they stood out as ugly Barbarians with a sign on them saying "Enemy of your freedoms," we would probably know how to defend ourselves and our children. But the enemy almost always uses deception to gain the upper hand. Just a thought but they would do things like maybe usurp a colourful, peaceful image from the Bible for instance, such as the rainbow?
An article worth reading from the Daily Telegraph should be a warning to all non-LGBTIQWPB/ALP/Greens Australians:
Andrew Bolt: Attack on church a cultural assault Andrew Bolt, The Courier-Mail
March 30, 2017 12:00am
WE’RE persecuting Christians again. It’s a frightening sign, because that’s what barbarians and totalitarians usually do.
The Romans, French revolutionaries, Nazis and Communists all did it. Jihadists do it still. And now it’s done here. The latest examples?
First, same-sex marriage activists savaged the Coopers Brewery for supplying the beer shown in a video of a polite debate between two Liberal MPs, the gay Tim Wilson and the Christian Andrew Hastie.
The Christian was the problem. Hastie said he liked Wilson and respected his relationship with partner Ryan, but was still against expanding the definition of marriage to include same-sex relationships. This Christian view was so shocking that activists boycotted Coopers and forced the Christian-owned brewery to pull the video, apologise and publicly back same-sex marriage.
COOPERS ACCUSED OF HOMOPHOBIA AFTER TEAMING UP WITH BIBLE SOCIETY
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Next, a former Greens candidate and a Melbourne same-sex marriage group attacked IBM and PwC for hiring Christians who were members of Christian groups that also did not agree with same-sex marriage.
IBM caved. Managing partner Mark Allaby quit the board of the Lachlan Macquarie Institute, a training organisation set up by the Australian Christian Lobby. Now they’re turning on Macquarie University. Gay rights activist Michael Barnett has told the university it was a “bad look” to hire senior research associate Steve Chavura, also a member of the Lachlan Macquarie Institute.
You’d expect a university to defend diversity of thought, wouldn’t you? But Macquarie University, a member of the Pride in Diversity movement, declined to support Chavura, saying only it “asks that employees adhere to the university’s public comment policy”.
But who can rely on our institutions to defend the faith so critical in creating our culture, our freedoms — and them? Even the Queen, officially the Defender of the Faith, now barely dares. Last month her officials had one of her chaplains, Gavin Ashenden, resign for embarrassing her by defending Christianity from the claims of Islam.
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Intolerant gay bullies discriminating against silent majority. Gay sex movement will kill children. Time to speak up Australia!
The whole gay sex normalization movement, gender fluid nonsense, being conducted like a military campaign by Australia's gay-infiltrated institutions and corporations, would be laughable if it were not so serious a threat to our nation's children.
Doing what they want you to do, and want children to do to each other and to allow gay adults to do to children, will cause untold destruction in the next generation. STD's and the mental health damage caused by these unnatural and unhealthy and depraved sex acts will devastate untold young lives. There is simply nothing normal about what they do to each other.
Who is protecting Australia's children? Where are the responsible adults? Where are the responsible politicians?
From the Australian today:
Beware bullies pushing diversity
"Activists fear the people, but I want real debate and freedom of speech."
What happens when the "B" in LGBTIQW demand equality? Ask your politicians. Will the "B" have equality to marry both "loves?"
It is a very good question. The LBGT movement seems unstoppable, as the gay juggernaut rips through Western nations dismantling truth, reality, morality, family, marriage, childhoods, fatherhood, etc. and proudly flies as many of its very colourful victory banners as it can.
SO, when they take marriage what next? One of the most obvious things to happen once marriage is redefined is that the "B" of "LGBT" will quickly demand equality for themselves. The "B" will insist that they be allowed to marry BOTH of the objects of their "love."
Then of course comes the "P" and the pedophiles are already lobbying for another change. Then what about the 2nd "B" for those poor downtrodden, discriminated minorities who "love" animals? Where is the "equality" for them? Why don't they get a big stick like the gays to bash Christians?
So, giving in to the gay bully movement now will NOT be the end of their very loud and offensive offensive. They will just keep going. There will be calls to keep changing the marriage laws. It will not end, it will just get worse and before we know it our society will have been lost irretrievably.
Contact your politicians now and ask them just what happens when the "B" in LGBT demand for further changes to the marriage act?
The totalitarian Left have already won Australia. They do not even need to destroy marriage. The Long March has succeeded.
The Left has been so successful in their "Long March Through the Institutions" in Australia that they do not even need to take marriage to be successful. They have already won and their is only a small remnant of resistance left to mop up. Unfortunately for that remnant the solution the tyrants will most likely use to deal with them is fines or prison or both.
Having taken the media, education departments, universities, corporations, the ALP/Greens, the Liberal party in NSW, etc. they will now boldly simply unleash their tyranny on Australians.
The Australian newspaper is the only mainstream media outlet who seems to be reporting anything about this issue. Their article of 28th March 2017 is one of many situations emerging rapidly which show the mopping up is fully under way.
Safety fears at Christian charities
"Two Christian charities have been allowed to keep their board members’ names secret on the grounds of ‘public safety’."
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