Thursday, October 08, 2015

Lesbians Sue Christian School for Biblical Beliefs

A lesbian "married couple" plan to file a civil rights lawsuit against a Christian school in San Diego, California for not enrolling their 5-year-old daughter based on the following from the school's handbook:
“Mt. Erie Christian Academy [MECA] is a religious, Bible-believing institution providing education in a distinct Christian environment, and it believes that its biblical role is to work in conjunction with the home to mold students to be Christ like. On those occasions in which the atmosphere or conduct within a particular home is counter to or in opposition to the biblical lifestyle that the school teaches, the school reserves the right, within its sole discretion, to refuse admission of an applicant or to discontinue enrollment of a student. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, living in, condoning or supporting sexual immorality; practicing homosexual lifestyle or alternative gender identity; promoting such practices; or otherwise having the inability to support the moral principles of the school (Leviticus 20:13a; Romans 1:21-27; Matthew 19:4-6; I Corinthians 6:9-20).”
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Christian School Sued by Homosexuals in New Mexico

Homosexuals Force Closure of Iowa Wedding Chapel

Fired Pregnant Lesbian Sues Montana Catholic School

Pennsylvania Catholic School's Secret Lesbian Fired

Students Demand Iowa Catholic School Hire Gay Teacher

Also read how Catholic schools are being attacked across America by their own parishioners for firing homosexuals.

-- From "Parents say school banned kindergartner because they are lesbians" by Kerry Cardoza, San Diego Sun Times 9/25/15

Mt. Erie Christian Academy in San Diego is not allowing the child to attend [kindergarten] because her parents are lesbians, one of her mothers says.

According to, the student attended both preschool and summer school at the institution.

Sheena, a stay-at-home mom who asked not to use her last name, said the parents were summoned to the school the Friday before Labor Day. Her wife, Lashaune, is in the navy and is now away on deployment.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Kindergartener Allegedly Barred From School Because She Has Two Moms" by Curtis M. Wong, Gay Voices Senior Editor, The Huffington Post 9/30/15

While school administrators have not commented about the case to the media, ABC 10 cited a woman identified as "Kailyn" who described herself as the director of Mt. Erie, who told them that although the school has a non-discrimination policy in place, that the "Bible says homosexuality is a sin," and that "we don't condone any sinful lifestyles."

"The least Christian thing I could think of is turning away a child," Rev. MacArthur Flournoy of the Religion and Faith Program at the Human Rights Campaign said in a statement on HRC's website. "The message this school is sending to this child is that God is not there for her nor for her parents. There's absolutely nothing Godly in their actions."

Added Johanna Eager, Director of HRC Foundation’s Welcoming Schools program: “There is no doubt substantial harm is done to schools, children, teachers and families when a school tells a student that something is wrong with them or their family.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Girl barred from San Diego school due to lesbian parents" by Allison Ash, KGTV-TV10 (San Diego, CA) 9/29/15

San Diego attorney Eugene Iredale said . . . both California and federal cases have upheld the right of private institutions to bar membership based on religious beliefs.  That is exactly the opposite of discrimination laws that pertain to publicly-funded programs and businesses that cater to the general public.

Iredale said he believes that in the next five to 10 years, the U.S. Supreme Court will have to decide a case like the one involving Mt. Erie because of changing public policy regarding homosexuality.

Sheena said she's ready to fight for it.

Team 10 reached out to the National Center for Lesbian Rights.

"This type of policy is out of touch with reality," said Cathy Sakimura, deputy director and family law director for the NCLR.

Sakimura said barring Sheena's daughter from school could create a culture of fear among children at the school, allowing children to think it’s not OK to be LGBT or divorced. She hopes the Mt. Erie situation will start an important conversation within the church community, one that leans toward better acceptance. She said many parents within the church and school community may be ready to change the policies to better reflect that.

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From "Calif. Christian School Defends Decision to Ban Student With Gay Parents" by Sarah Adams, Christian Times 9/29/15

The school reportedly updated its handbook following the June Supreme Court ruling that made same-sex marriage a constitutional right.

The Christian school referenced the controversy in a Facebook post this week, writing: "We stand firmly behind our board's decision and ask that you support us through this time. We may receive some backlash from those who do not respect our Biblical perspective, however we will continue to provide a Christian education."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Faith-based schools face LGBT dilemmas" by Wayne Stender, WORLD News Service 10/5/15

In the months since the Supreme Court decided same-sex marriage should be legal throughout the United States, faith-based high schools have entered a new frontier. While some Christian schools are fighting to teach biblical views on sexuality, others have changed to fit in.

Solicitor General Donald Verrilli made comments before the Supreme Court foreshadowing legal problems for faith-based schools. When asked by Justice Samuel Alito if a faith-based school could lose its tax-exempt status over its views on same-sex marriage, Verrilli replied, "It's certainly going to be an issue. I don't deny that."

Joe Carter, editor for The Gospel Coalition, wrote last spring that the Supreme Court's decision on same-sex marriage could force some schools to either adjust views on sexuality or give-up non-profit status, making them for-profit schools. That could mean faith-based schools won't be in existence much longer.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Do Christian Schools Have a Right to be Christian?" by Bobby Eberle, Liberty News 9/30/15

. . . KGTV spoke with attorney Eugene Iredale who give this ridiculous quote:

Iredale: "If you have a religion that believed in human sacrifice or amputation of the arm or the hand for theft, would we permit that in the interest of permitting the free practice of one's religion? I don't think so, and one could argue that psychologically... this is as devastating to the little 5-year-old girl as some of those other vicious practices."

So, this news organization reaches out to an attorney who likens Christian practices to human sacrifice and amputation. Wow. Oh, and their other source? It's the deputy director and family law director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights, who said, "This type of policy is out of touch with reality."

To read the entire opinion column above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Gay Agenda will be Complete when Christians are Muzzled, Say Homosexualists

And read President Obama Invokes God: Gay Agenda Trumps Religious Liberty

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

'Gay Marriage' Stopped in Alabama by Judges

Probate judges in more than ten percent of Alabama counties have lawfully refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses by following a half-century-old state law that allows counties to opt out of all marriage licenses.  One Alabama probate judge says that the U.S. Supreme Court's June Gay Agenda ruling should put the federal government in the "gay marriage" business, not states like Alabama, where it's illegal.
"In other words, same-sex marriage licenses issued by Alabama or by other states in contradiction to their own state laws should not be honored. . . . As a probate judge, I am currently compelled, and I believe wrongfully, to issue federally-created same-sex marriage licenses or face an onerous federal civil rights action."
-- Judge John Enslen, Elmore County, Alabama
For background, read Alabama Supreme Court Says Ignore Federal Court — 'Gay Marriage'

Click headlines below to read previous articles:

North Carolina Law Allows Magistrates to Refuse 'Gay Marriage'

Gay American Courts Persecute Christian County Clerk Kim Davis

Homosexualist Oregon Persecutes Christian Judge

ACLU Sues Christians for Refusing 'Gay Marriage'

'Christian Rights' Lawsuit: Refused 'Gay Marriage'

Also read Alabama Supreme Court Says NO to Lesbian Adoption

-- From "Some Alabama Judges Not Issuing Any Marriage Licences" by Jay Reeves, Associated Press 10/3/15

The [1961] law, which records show passed unanimously, included this line: "Marriage licenses may be issued by the judges of probate of the several counties." Since the U.S. Supreme Court's June ruling, some same-sex marriage opponents have used that word "may" to avoid issuing marriage licenses. So far, no one has sued them.

Nick Williams, a Baptist minister who also serves as probate judge in Washington County, is among those who have left the marriage license business. He says issuing a license for a same-sex union would violate his Christian beliefs.

Judges in three adjoining counties stopped issuing licenses for similar reasons, creating a region in southwestern Alabama where marriage licenses aren't available for 78,000 people. . . .

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Alabama probate judge says federal government could issue same-sex marriage licenses" by Debra Cassens Weiss, ABA Journal 10/7/15

An Alabama probate judge is asking the state supreme court to refuse to recognize same-sex marriages unless the licenses were issued by the federal government or states with laws legalizing such marriages.

. . . He says many licenses are already issued by federal agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Federal Communications Commission.

Another probate judge in Washington County, Nick Williams, has also asked the state supreme court to act. He maintains probate judges with religious objections should be allowed to refrain from issuing same-sex marriage licenses.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Alabama probate judge: Let federal government issue same-sex marriage licenses" by Kent Faulk, The Birmingham News 10/6/15

The Elmore County probate judge [John Enslen], a strong critic of gay marriage, on Monday asked the Alabama Supreme Court to issue an order stating Alabama will no longer issue same-sex marriage licenses, despite the U.S. Supreme Court order in June legalizing gay marriage nationwide.

Enslen also asked that the Alabama justices issue an order declaring the state will only honor same-sex marriage licenses either issued by the federal government or a state that has a state law allowing gay marriage.

Enslen also states that since the federal government is the one imposing same-sex marriage on the states, it should be the one to enforce it. "Therefore, the recognition of same-sex marriage as a civil right under the United States Constitution vests the U.S. Congress with the authority and responsibility to enforce the right and to provide the appropriate licensing, the same as it exclusively does in many other areas of federal law," he wrote.

Both Enslen and Williams have stated they want the Alabama Supreme Court to issue an order declaring that its March 3 ruling – prior to the U.S. Supreme Court's order – that Alabama's ban on gay marriage was still in effect and probate judges were not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Other State Officials Say No to Same-Sex Marriage" by Arian Campo-Flores, Wall Street Journal 9/13/15

In North Carolina, all four magistrates in rural McDowell County have recused themselves from performing civil wedding ceremonies for any couples. The moves are allowed under a state law passed in June that allows certain public officials to avoid marriage duties if they have religious objections. So far, 32 magistrates across the state—about 5% of the total—have done so, according to the state Administrative Office of the Courts.

As a result of the void in McDowell County, magistrates from neighboring Rutherford County have been driving in to perform ceremonies three days a week, during reduced hours. Tonia Hampton, the McDowell County register of deeds, whose office issues marriage licenses, said the documents continue to be available during regular hours. “It’s business as usual for us,” she said.

While the new law prohibits registers of deeds, who are elected officials, from refusing to issue licenses, it allows their assistants and deputies to do so. Ms. Hampton wouldn’t say whether any staff members had recused themselves.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Kim Davis isn't the only one refusing same-sex marriages" by USA Today Network 9/5/15

Despite the Supreme Court's 5-4 landmark ruling in the same-sex marriage case, many other local officials across the country are not giving up the fight.

In Granbury, Texas, a federal court in July compelled Hood County Clerk Katie Lang to issue a license to Granbury residents Joe Stapleton and Jim Cato; Texas law also requires clerks to record marriage licenses. By the time that case was settled, county taxpayers had to foot a $43,000 bill, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Lang still doesn't agree with same-sex marriage and says so on her website but is allowing deputies in her office to issue the licenses, something that [Kentucky County Clerk Kim] Davis objects to because the certificates bear her name as an elected official.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Religious Liberty is in the Homosexualists' Crosshairs

And read President Obama Invokes God: Gay Agenda Trumps Freedom of Religion

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Atheists Threaten School so Citizens Pray Publicly

Claiming to be representing an anonymous student, the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) notified the Ashdown (Arkansas) Public School District that they will take legal action if prayer doesn't cease at football games, but townsfolk say the Christian praying won't end.
"We are not going to stop any student who wants to exercise their freedom of religious expression such as a prayer. . . . As for the situation Friday night, I think that is a great example of student freedom and the rights of students to express themselves religiously and the government not get involved and keep them from doing that."
-- Superintendent Jason Sanders
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

ACLU Finds Christians in Louisiana School, Threatens Administration

Atheists Threaten Georgia School for 'Football Baptisms'

Coach Forced to Stop Praying After Games in Washington

Atheists Strip Memorial Crosses From Arkansas Football

Atheists Want Pastors Barred from School Lunches in Conway, Ark.

Teacher Prayers for Students Illegal, Atheists Say

However, A Texas School Supt. Tells Atheists to Go Fly a Kite

Also read about the atheists' outrage against any Christian presence in public schools across America, including the war on Christmas, and read how the schools support atheists, even though polls show that most Americans support prayer in school.

-- From "Ashdown, Ark. students fight back with prayer" posted at KSLA-TV12 (Shreveport, LA) 10/5/15

Students and fans from both schools, including referees, knelt on the field for prayer.

Pat and Susy Dillenger live across the street from Ashdown High School and say they are avid Panther fans. For them, the idea of stopping prayer at school athletic events is inconceivable.

"I believe we should keep praying. If they don't want to listen, they can just leave," said Ashdown resident Gerald McElhenon.

"We need to keep God and we need to keep prayer in our children's lives," said another resident.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Prayer in public school debate in Ashdown" by Julie Parr, KTBS-TV3 (Shreveport, LA) 10/5/15

[Supt.] Sanders consulted the "Alliance for Defending Freedom" for advice on the situation.

He says they haven't broken any laws.

"We feel like that the freedom of our students to express themselves will hold up in a court of law," said Sanders.

Sanders says in the future student groups will lead the introductions [and prayer] at school events.

"It's encouraged the students to understand that they can in fact pray in many different ways and different times," said Butch Riddle, First Baptist Church Pastor.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Why is there NO outcry from atheists about overt indoctrination of Islam in public schools?

Monday, October 05, 2015

Codify More 'Gay Rights:' Hillary, Biden Promise

Democrats Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden competed Saturday for endorsements in speeches before the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America's largest homosexual activist group, whose co-founder was arrested for anal sex with a boy.  If elected president, Hillary promised to change the Civil Rights Act of 1964 via a Federal Equality Act to provide even more "gay rights."  Biden said that the military must eliminate restrictions that limit full inclusion of mentally ill sexual deviants.
“The American people are already with you. . . . There are homophobes still left. Most of them are running for president, I think.”
-- Vice President Joe Biden
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Vice President Biden Says 'Gay Rights' Trump Religious Beliefs

Hillary Fights AIDS, Embraces Homosexuality

President Obama Invokes God: Gay Agenda Trumps Constitution

President Obama's Gay Agenda Trumps Freedom in Employment (ENDA)

President Obama's Cross-dressing Military Fantasy is Reality

President Obama Edicts More Transgender Rights via ObamaCare

Also read Pastors Lead Local Battles Against 'Gay Rights'

And read 2016 Election: Religious Liberty vs. Gay Agenda

-- From "Biden and Clinton court LGBT community while offering differing tones" by Alex Seitz-Wald, MSNBC 10/3/15

The vice president spoke to 3,500 LGBT activists and leaders in a cavernous subterranean ballroom at the Washington Convention Center for the annual Human Rights Campaign dinner, a speaking gig Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton turned down in order to appear on “Saturday Night Live,” The New York Times reported.

Biden is close to deciding on a 2016 presidential bid against Clinton, and the LGBT community is an important constituency for any Democrat eyeing the White House. He contrasted with the former secretary of state at one point on Saturday, telling gay rights activists that equality would come easily now — even though just hours before Clinton had warned the same group that further change would be difficult.

Though Clinton gave up the keynote spot to the vice president, she addressed the group’s breakfast meeting early Saturday instead, giving the first speech of her 2016 campaign exclusively focused on LGBT rights. She thanked the Human Rights Campaign for helping “change a lot of minds, including mine” on marriage equality.

On policy, Clinton and Biden lined up almost perfectly. They both called for a new focus on transgender rights and working to expand LGBT rights abroad. They identified the same three specific domestic policy goals: A federal equality act that would extend civil rights protections to LGBT Americans, allowing trans people serve in the military, and upgrading to “honorable discharge” the status of service members who were kicked out of the military under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Biden: No Question That Transgenders Can Serve in U.S. Military" by Josh Lederman, Associated Press 10/4/15

Biden's declaration at the Human Rights Campaign's annual dinner Saturday [at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C.] goes further than anything the Obama administration has said before, evoking memories of when Biden outpaced President Barack Obama in endorsing gay marriage. Although the White House says Obama supports a Pentagon review aimed at ending the transgender ban, neither Obama nor the military has said definitively that the policy will be changed.

"No longer is there any question transgender people are able to serve in the United States military," Biden told a crowd of 3,000 gay rights activists at the group's star-studded gala.

Biden, who is considering running for president, declared transgender rights to be "the civil rights issue of our time" as he delivered the keynote speech, just hours after Hillary Rodham Clinton — his top rival if he enters the race — gave a rousing address elevating LGBT rights as a main pillar of 2016 bid. Biden said gays and lesbians shouldn't fear "those shrill voices" trying to undo gay marriage and other advances because Americans "have moved so far beyond them and their appeals to prejudice and fear and homophobia."

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From "Hillary Clinton Promotes Gay Rights As Pillar Of 2016 Bid" by Lisa Lerer, Associated Press 10/4/15

"I see the injustices and the dangers that you and your families still face," [Hillary] told hundreds of gay activists at the annual meeting of the Human Rights Campaign. "I'm running for president to stand up for the fundamental rights of LGBT Americans."

Clinton, in her appearance, said she has been "fighting alongside you and others for equal rights and I'm just getting warmed up."

The statement marked a remarkable evolution for Clinton, who opposed same-sex marriage for more than two decades in public life as first lady, senator and presidential candidate. As recently as this year, Clinton said that while she personally supported gay marriage, the issue was best left for states to decide —a position held by most of the Republican presidential field.

Since then, Clinton has placed equal rights at the forefront of her campaign, in part a reflection of the growing political and financial strength of the gay community in Democratic politics.

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From "Hillary Clinton defends gay rights in strongest speech yet on issue" by Heidi M Przybyla, USA TODAY 10/3/15

Hillary Clinton pledged Saturday to champion new federal laws banning discrimination against gays and lesbians and warned that Republican presidential candidates will try to undo a Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality, among other protections, if elected.

Republicans running for president would enact policies that will discriminate against and hurt gays and lesbians and their families, she said. Progress on equal rights "can be undone," Clinton told the annual gala of the Human Rights Campaign, the largest activist group working for gay rights.

Clinton also pledged to press a new generation of laws to protect the gay and lesbian community, including penalties on child welfare agencies that discriminate against them, nondiscrimination protections in the military for transgender individuals and laws to help prevent violence against transgender people, many of whom are female minorities.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Biden previews battle against Clinton" by Edward-Isaac Dovere, Politico 10/3/15

To hear Biden tell it, he’s been with the Human Rights Campaign for longer than the Human Rights Campaign has been around, this time pulling one of his less frequently used stories about his father to talk about a time when he was 17 years old—this would have been 1959—and he saw two men in business suits kiss each other goodbye on their way to work.

“Joey, they’re in love with each other. It’s that simple,” Biden recalled his father telling him, then turning his attention to the 3,500 activists in black tie and their history of work: “You left the Supreme Court no choice whatsoever but to recognize the simple proposition my father taught me 50 years ago.”

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Also read Gay Agenda Destroys Everything it Contacts

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Pope Affirms Marriage, Vatican Fires Gay Priest

Yesterday, the Vatican fired Monsignor Krzysztof Charamsa of the International Theological Commission at the Vatican for publicly "coming out as gay" on the eve of a 3-week synod of bishops from across the globe.  Today, Pope Francis again, for the umpteenth time, reaffirmed the Roman Catholic opposition to any redefinition of marriage.
"The decision [by Charamsa] to make such a pointed statement on the eve of the opening of the synod appears very serious and irresponsible, since it aims to subject the synod assembly to undue media pressure."
-- Rev. Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Pope Warns of Gay Agenda Threat to Institution of Marriage

Pope Refutes Homosexualists: Kids Need Mom & Dad

Vatican Says Gay Agenda is 'a Defeat for Humanity'

Pope Said the Gay Agenda is the Work of the Devil

Also read a case study in how the media distort their "pet pope:"  Pope Francis vs. Obama's Abortion & Gay Agenda

-- From "Pope opens synod; calls for welcoming Church but no gay marriage" by Philip Pullella, Reuters 10/4/15

Francis presided at a solemn Mass in St. Peter's Basilica to open the meeting, known as a synod, on the theme of the family in the modern world.

"This is God’s dream for his beloved creation: to see it fulfilled in the loving union between a man and a woman, rejoicing in their shared journey, fruitful in their mutual gift of self," he said.

He also spoke of the "true meaning of the couple and of human sexuality in God's plan," a clear reference to heterosexual marriage.

One key topic at the synod will be how to reach out to Catholics who have divorced and remarried in civil ceremonies.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Vatican fires gay priest on eve of synod" by the Associated Press 10/3/15

The Vatican took action after Krzysztof Charamsa, a mid-level official in its doctrine office, came out in newspaper interviews in Italy and Poland saying he was happy and proud to be a gay priest, and that he was in love with a man whom he identified as his boyfriend.

Charamsa, 43, initially planned a press conference in front of the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith's office, but moved it to central Rome after the Vatican action. He was joined by his companion, identified only as Eduard.

Charamsa told reporters that the timing of his disclosure was not related to the bishops meeting on the family, but said he hoped it might add "a Christian voice" to the synod that is expected to address how the Church can better minister to the homosexual faithful.

"I have to say who I am. I am a gay priest. I am a happy and proud gay priest," he told Gazeta Wyborcza.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Pope Asserts Marriage Is Forever at Start of Family Meeting" by Nicole Winfield, Associated Press 10/4/15

A first meeting of bishops ended last October with no consensus on how to better welcome gays and divorced and civilly remarried Catholics in the church. Conservatives insisted that Catholic doctrine is clear and unchanging. Progressives acknowledged the doctrine but sought wiggle room in pastoral practice.

Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican's finance manager who is firmly in the conservative camp, predicted little more than a reaffirmation of the status quo would emerge in Round 2, albeit with perhaps better explanation as to why the status quo exists.

"It's quite impossible for there to be any change in the church's teaching on Communion for the divorced and remarried," Pell said on the sidelines of a conference last week about helping gays overcome their homosexual tendencies.

The conference was one of many initiatives launched by conservatives in the run-up to the synod aimed at reasserting traditional Catholic teaching on homosexuality, which holds that gays are to be respected but that homosexual acts are "intrinsically disordered."

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From "Pope defends marriage, hetero couples after gay priest bombshell" by Jean-Louis De La Vaissiere, AFP (posted at Yahoo News) 10/3/15

During a mass to mark the three-week meeting of Roman Catholic bishops, the pope delivered a homily on "solitude, love between man and woman, and the family".

He referred to Genesis, the first book of the Bible, as a bedrock for understanding human relationships.

"God," the pope said, "joins the hearts of two people who love one another... (and) joins them together in unity and indissolubility."

Homosexuality is just one of a wide range of topics to be discussed at the synod, and some prelates have called for it not be included in the programme, according to Church sources.

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Also read Pope Francis Says Wayward Politicians Can't Take Communion

Saturday, October 03, 2015

ACLU Sues Catholic Hospitals to Force Abortions

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit against Trinity Health Corporation, a Catholic health system, for not performing abortions on five mothers with pregnancy complications.  The lawsuit claims that the type of medical conditions these women experienced often result in death of the unborn child as well as health risks to the mother and therefore the baby should be killed immediately without further consideration.

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

ACLU Forces Catholic Hospital To Sterilize Woman

California Forces Catholics to Fund Abortion, ACLU Celebrates

ACLU Sues Bishops for Pro-life Beliefs and Practice

ACLU Tells Feds: We'll Force Abortion on Catholic Hospitals

9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Forces Christians into Abortion Business

ObamaCare Loses to Christians in High Court, Again

Also read Pope Francis Decries Abortion Continually, Yet Media Ignore

And read Abortionists Must Defeat Christianity, Hillary Clinton Says

-- From "ACLU sues Catholic hospital chain over emergency abortions" by Liz Szabo, USA TODAY 10/1/15

According to the suit, each of the women had suffered a preterm, premature rupture of membranes, a condition in which the amniotic sac breaks and leaves no fluid around the fetus.

When this happens early in a pregnancy, it virtually always results in fetal death, said Sarah Prager, an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Washington, who is not involved in the lawsuit. Premature rupture of membranes is often caused by an infection. "This is a situation where there is virtually no chance that the fetus will survive," Prager said. "The miscarriage has started. It just hasn't completed."

Women in this situation are at high risk of serious infections and dangerous bleeding, Prager said. Terminating the pregnancy is considered the standard of care, Prager said.

According to the lawsuit, Trinity hospital staff refused to terminate the women's pregnancies. The women developed serious complications, including life-threatening infections, severe pain and hemorrhaging.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Catholic hospital system denies pregnant women appropriate emergency care, claims ACLU suit" by Virginia Gordan, Michigan Radio 10/1/15

The ACLU claims that the Trinity Health Corporation, which is headquartered in Michigan, violates federal law by requiring its doctors to follow the Ethical and Religious Directives of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops – instead of accepted medical practice.

"The case is really about ensuring that Catholic hospitals follow the same medical practices as all other hospitals," said Brooke Tucker of the ACLU of Michigan.

Tucker said the accepted standard of care in emergency treatment of miscarriages is to complete the miscarriage and terminate the doomed pregnancy to prevent further risk to the woman's health or life.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "ACLU sues Catholic hospital system over abortion policy" by Elisha Anderson, Detroit Free Press 10/1/15

The American Civil Liberties Union and the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan filed an amended complaint Friday against Trinity Health, headquartered in Livonia, in U.S. District Court in Detroit.

Trinity Health responded by issuing a statement that said, in part, “This case has no merit.”

“The Ethical and Religious Directives are entirely consistent with high-quality health care, and our clinicians continue to provide superb care throughout the communities we serve,” the statement went on to say. “We are proud that more than 25,000 licensed physicians work directly with our health system and share our commitment to people-centered care."

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From "ACLU sues Catholic health provider for emergency abortion refusal" by John Agar, Grand Rapids Press 10/2/15

The ACLU says the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act, or EMTALA, calls for appropriate emergency care, including abortion when warranted. It says that a public health educator in Michigan found at least five women who suffered miscarriages were denied urgent care because of Catholic directives.

A federal judge earlier this year dismissed a claim that a Catholic anti-abortion doctrine at Musekgon's Mercy Health Partners left her with improper care before she miscarried in 2010.

Trinity Health has 86 hospitals in 21 states, and 126 continuing care facilities, home health and hospice programs, and all-inclusive elderly care programs.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Mich. health system sued for emergency abortion policy" by Candice Williams, The Detroit News 10/1/15

In Michigan, Trinity Health operates the Mercy Health system with five hospital campuses, 60 physician offices and more than 1,300 medical staff physicians as well as the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System with six hospitals, six outpatient health centers, seven urgent care facilities and more than 25 specialty centers.

The ACLU also threatened action last month against a Grand Blanc Catholic hospital for refusing a seriously ill woman's request to be sterilized during her scheduled C-section next month.

Genesys Regional Medical Center — part of Ascension Health, the nation’s largest Catholic health system — has refused to allow the obstetrician for Jessica Mann, 33, of Flushing, who has a life-threatening brain tumor and is pregnant, to perform a tubal ligation at the time of the cesarean procedure.

“As a Catholic healthcare system, we follow the ethical and religious directives of the Church," Genesys spokeswoman Cindy Ficorelli said in a statement. "Beyond that, we can't comment on this patient's particular case.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "ACLU Files Lawsuit to Force Catholic Hospitals to Do Abortions" by Sarah Zagorski, 10/2/15

As LifeNews previously reported, the ACLU has been big advocates for abortion and forcing Catholic hospitals to perform them even though it’s against their religious beliefs. In fact, [the] ACLU of Michigan recently lost a lawsuit where they were trying to force Catholic and other religiously affiliated hospitals to do abortions in cases where the mother’s life is supposedly in danger. The judge involved in the case, Robert Holmes Bell, dismissed it and said that Michigan federal courts had no jurisdiction over the bishops conference policy directive and had no business interfering with their religious doctorial decisions.

Then, earlier this year, the ACLU sued the Obama administration for documents it says will show that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is restricting access to abortions for unaccompanied immigrant children. In February 2014, the USCCB objected to a new regulation proposed by the Obama administration that would require contractors to provide access to contraception and abortion for unaccompanied immigrant children who have been raped.

In an official letter, the USCCB as well as World Relief, the National Association of Evangelicals and Catholic Relief Services, explained that the new regulation violates religious liberty, specifically the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act [RFRA].

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Also read Kill Baby to Save Mother? No! — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

Friday, October 02, 2015

Colorado College Bans Bible Talk, OKs Swear Words

The Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO solicited graduate Michael Lucas for money to fund the new Clear Creek Athletics Complex in exchange for a permanent locker plaque with his name and his choice of a commemorative phrase, but now after donating $2,500, he is suing the President and the Board of Trustees of the college in federal court for censoring his chosen inscription.  The college said that his choice of the words “Colossians 3:23 and Micah 5:9” was unconstitutional, while other donors' choices of “Give ‘Em Hell” and “Take your whiskey clear” were approved.
“The Colorado School of Mines seems to be more interested in silencing or censoring speech that they don’t agree with and specifically religious speech.”
-- Natalie Decker, Alliance Defending Freedom (attorney for Lucas)
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

'God Bless America' Banned from Florida School

Colorado School Bans Jesus Talk During Free Time

Wisconsin Prof. Threatens Student for her Christianity

California Boots College Christian Clubs Across the State

Arizona Schools Ban Christian Football Coaches

Atheists: Ban Christians from Schools in Michigan, West Virginia, Oklahoma, California, Florida, Ohio, etc.

Atheists Force Bible Bans at Colleges Across America

Colleges Hire Humanist Chaplains for the Nonbelievers

Also read President Obama's Defense Dept. Says Bible is Sexist

-- From "Lawsuit Filed Against Colorado School Of Mines Over Locker Plaque" posted at CBS News KCNC-TV4 (Denver, CO) 10/1/15

An email from the School of Mines states they have a policy against unlawful discrimination as a reason for turning down his request.

“It’s a ridiculous position to take to assert that somehow a reference to a Bible verse is inappropriate just because someone might go and look up that particular verse and it contains the word Lord,” said Decker.

Lucas finally agreed to have the passage itself inscribed for one of his Bible verses, Micah 5:9 “Your hand will be lifted up in triumph over your enemies, and all your foes will be destroyed.”

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From "Colorado College Bans The Words ‘Lord,’ ‘God,’ or ‘Jesus’" by Casey Harper, Daily Caller 10/1/15

[. . . Lucas] says the school refused, saying the words “Lord,” “God,” or “Jesus” cannot be on the nameplates. On top of that, he said Bible verses that include those words are also banned.

Lucas wanted Colossians 3:23 and Micah 5:9 on his donor plate, just the verse citations, not the actual text of the verse.

Colossians 3:23 reads “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.”

Colorado School of Mines did not respond to request for comment in time for publication.

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From "College loses cool over Bible verses" by Bob Unruh, World Net Daily 10/1/15

“Public colleges and universities should encourage, not shut down, the free exchange of ideas, especially in a forum like this. The school initially imposed no restrictions – or even guidelines – on the type of message a donor could include, and contrary to what the school is arguing, the First Amendment protects – not restricts – a simple reference to a Bible verse,” said ADF Legal Counsel Natalie Decker.

“It’s patently ridiculous to argue that a Bible reference that doesn’t include the text of the verse is somehow inappropriate simply because someone might look it up and see that ‘Lord’ is mentioned there,” she said.

“CSM officials objected because they said, after the fact, that nameplate quotes could not include the words ‘Lord,’ ‘God’ or ‘Jesus’ or make reference to Bible verses that contain those words. They claimed that to allow them would be a violation of the First Amendment,” ADF explained.

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In addition, read endless examples of "higher education" hostility toward Christianity in curriculum, and regarding employment, and discrimination in student admissions.
Click to view FOX News interview with Michael Lucas