Saturday, November 30, 2013

Fed. Judge Says Atheists Right on New Clergy Tax

U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb in Wisconsin ruled in favor of the Freedom From Religion Foundation saying that clergy cannot be exempt from paying income taxes on charitable money used to pay for their housing.  If the Obama administration does not appeal the ruling, the federal government will gain billions of dollars in tax revenue via a fleecing of church leaders.

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

President Obama's Military Shuns God & Persecutes Christians

President Obama Strips God from Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

President Obama's Veterans Administration Strips Jesus & Bible from Chaplains

-- From "Judge strikes down clergy tax-free housing money" by The Associated Press 11/23/13

The Madison-based Freedom From Religion Foundation filed the lawsuit against U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and acting IRS commissioner Daniel Werfel. Treasury Department spokeswoman Victoria Esser and IRS spokesman Grant Williams referred questions Saturday to the Department of Justice, which is representing Lew and Werfel. A spokeswoman for the Justice Department did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment Saturday.

Under the law, passed by Congress in 1954, ministers don’t pay income taxes on compensation that is designated part of a housing allowance. The Freedom From Religion Foundation says that a clergy member to use the untaxed income to purchase a home, and then, in a practice known as “double dipping,” deduct interest paid on the mortgage and property taxes.

In her ruling, Crabb referenced a 2002 statement by then-U.S. Rep. Jim Ramstad of Minnesota that said the exemption would save clergy members $2.3 billion in taxes from 2002-2007. Crabb said the magnitude of the benefit only underscores what’s wrong with the law.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Court Strikes Clergy Tax-Free Housing Allowances; FRC Calls it 'Supreme Arrogance'" by Anugrah Kumar, Christian Post Contributor 11/24/13

In her ruling, the judge wrote that the exemption "provides a benefit to religious persons and no one else, even though doing so is not necessary to alleviate a special burden on religious exercise," as quoted by the Wisconsin State Journal.

"We have seen many courts over the years attempt to banish God in various ways from the public square, but this case in particular reveals a level of supreme arrogance," [Family Research Council President Tony] Perkins said in a statement. "Once again, Judge Crabb has neglected to consult the Constitution that she was sworn to uphold."

Society has long provided this tax housing allowance to clergy because of the tremendous benefit that churches in turn give to society, Perkins explained. "Clergy help carry the burden of many social ills that would otherwise become the burden of taxpayers and the federal government."

Perkins pointed out that the same judge had struck down the National Day of Prayer as unconstitutional.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Religious liberty & ministers' tax exemption" by Joe Carter, director of communications for the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention 11/27/13

. . . Why exactly do ministers receive a tax exemption for their housing allowance?

Since at least the time when Joseph served in Pharaoh's Egypt, religious property has been exempt from certain forms of taxation (Genesis 47:26). The practice continued in the Roman Empire and through medieval Europe and was part of the common law, which America adopted from England. The common law granted tax exemptions to established churches and, through the equity law tradition, to all churches. From the 15th century to the 19th century, most pastors lived in the parsonage, a house provided by the church. Housing was thus a form of non-cash payment that was exempt from taxation since the parsonage was church property.

By the early 20th century, though, both clergy housing and taxation had changed considerably. So in 1921, Congress passed the Revenue Act, which exempted from the gross income of ministers the rental value of any "dwelling house and appurtenances thereof" provided by a church as part of clergy compensation. This parsonage exemption, however, applied only to ministers who lived on property owned by their church and disadvantaged ministers whose churches provided a housing allowance rather than a church-owned parsonage.

In 1954, Congress amended the tax code to allow ministers to exempt a portion of their income to the extent used by the minister for housing. According to the Senate Report at the time, the purpose of this addition was to eliminate the disparity in the tax code between ministers who lived in a church-owned parsonage and those who were given a stipend with which to secure housing.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read President Obama Redefines 1st Amendment Freedom of Religion even though Obama Denies Leading War Against Christianity

Friday, November 29, 2013

New Aggressive HIV Strain Spreading AIDS Worldwide

Even as disease control authorities recognize a new strain of HIV that leads to AIDS in record brief time, there has yet to be issued a definitive statement that the most effective means of stopping the pandemic is abstinence from anal sex -- principally deviant male homosexual sex.

UPDATE 2/16/15: New Deadly HIV Rampant in Cuba—Obama Media Ignore

For background, read Anal Sex is Main Cause of HIV Pandemic, Study Shows

Also read about the New Sex Disease that is Worse than HIV/AIDS and about the 'New Gay Disease' Spreading in New York & California

-- From "New, Aggressive HIV Strain Found in West Africa" by Andrew Katz, Time Magazine 11/28/13

The A3/02 strain combines the two most common HIV strains in Guinea-Bissau and develops into AIDS within five years, up to two-and-a-half years faster than either of its parent strains, said Angelica Palm, one of the scientists behind the study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. This type of strain, a recombinant, appears when a person becomes infected by two different strains, allowing DNA to fuse and create a new one.

Researchers from [Sweden's] Lund University warn in the study that recombinant strains may spread more rapidly, in part from immigration to the United State or Europe, and that there are likely many more that still haven’t been identified.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "New And More Aggressive HIV Strain Causes AIDS Faster" by Agence France Presse 11/18/13

The strain was first discovered by the Swedish team in Guinea-Bissau in 2011.

Some 35.3 million people around the world are living with HIV, which destroys the immune system and has caused more than 25 million deaths since AIDS first emerged in the early 1980s, according to the World Health Organisation.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "New aggressive HIV strain leads to faster AIDS development" by PTI posted at The Economic Times 11/28/13

There is therefore reason to be wary of HIV recombinants in general, researchers said.

"HIV is an extremely dynamic and variable virus. New subtypes and recombinant forms of HIV-1 have been introduced to our part of the world, and it is highly likely that there are a large number of circulating recombinants of which we know little or nothing," said Patrik Medstrand, Professor of Clinical Virology at Lund University.

"We therefore need to be aware of how the HIV-1 epidemic changes over time," Medstrand said.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Fictional 'Safe Sex' - Government Losing War on STDs

In addition, read Obama Pushes HIV Testing but Won't Admit the Cause

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Gay Agenda Thanksgiving & Obama's Proclamation

As usual, President Obama has reinvented another American tradition, this time in his Thanksgiving Day proclamation, in which he gives thanks for further success of the Gay Agenda.  Let's compare the current president's words for the holiday occasion with the proclamations by presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

President Obama Strips God from Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

President Obama's Proclamation Redefines 1st Amendment Freedom of Religion

President Obama Proclaims Freedom NOT to Pray on National Day of Prayer

President Obama's Previous Thanksgiving Proclamations

President Obama Omits God the Creator on Numerous Occasions

President Obama's VA Strips Jesus & Bible from Chaplains

President Obama Strikes Biblical Prayer from Inauguration

President Obama Praises Islam for Making America What It Is (for Ramadan)

President Obama Proclaims Gay Pride Month - Gay Indoctrination Month

In addition, compare President Obama's Gay Agenda to that of Former Congressman Barney Frank's Self-proclaimed 'Radical Homosexual Agenda'

-- From "Obama Includes Message to Gays in Thanksgiving Proclamation" by Penny Starr, 11/27/13

In his annual proclamation on Thanksgiving, President Barack Obama signals his endorsement of same-sex couples – “no matter who we are or who we love” all Americans are alike, Obama wrote in remarks posted Tuesday at

“Thanksgiving offers each of us the chance to count our many blessings – the freedoms we enjoy, the time we spend with loved ones, the brave men and women who defend our Nation at home and abroad,” Obama wrote. “This tradition reminds us that no matter what our background or beliefs, no matter who we are or who we love, at our core we are first and foremost Americans.”

Obama’s proclamation invokes Abraham Lincoln’s reference to seeking God’s help “to heal the wounds of our nation” and notes the generosity of Americans who serve in the military or work as volunteers.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "10 Things LGBT People Can Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving" by Christian Fuscarino, Founder and Operations Director, The Pride Network (Huffington Post) 11/26/13

As we gather around the table for a Thanksgiving dinner or volunteer at a local community center, let's all take a second to be thankful for the victories that our community has seen recently. . . .
* President Obama awarding Bayard Rustin and Sally Ride with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

* The U.S. Senate voting to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) for the first time in the legislation's two-decade history: The final vote was 64-32, with 10 Republicans standing on the right side of history.

* The Supreme Court striking down a key section of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA): It was a provision that President Obama had previously declared unconstitutional and refused to defend.

* Marriage equality victories this past year: Maryland, Rhode Island, Delaware, Minnesota, New Jersey, Hawaii, and Illinois!
To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Thanksgiving Proclamation - New York, 3 October 1789" by President George Washington

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor-- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.

Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be-- That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks--for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation--for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war--for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed--for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted--for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.

and also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions-- to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually--to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed--to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord--To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and us--and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.

Go: Washington

From "Proclamation of Thanksgiving - Washington, D.C. October 3, 1863" by President Abraham Lincoln

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle or the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consiousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom. No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the Unites States the Eighty-eighth.

By the President: Abraham Lincoln

William H. Seward,
Secretary of State

Also read Obama Denies Leading War Against Christianity

Is President Obama a Christian? No, Say Two-Thirds of Americans

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

More Sex for Women Than Men; Lesbian Sex on Rise

A new study from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, shows the ravages of the sexual revolution typical on both sides of the Atlantic: The average number of sexual partners for women has doubled, whereas for men the average is up by one-third, yet twice as many women as men dislike having sex. More women are getting sexually transmitted infections. Women are choosing homosexual behavior at four times the rate of just two decades ago, and in general, any and all behaviors beyond conventional sexual intercourse is increasing.
“Women are more changeable in relation to social norms than men.  Orientation isn’t just gay, straight or bisexual. The boundaries are getting fuzzier.”
-- Cynthia Graham, sex researcher at the University of Southampton
For background, read U.K. Prime Minister Says Rampant Pornography Corrupting Society, Especially Children as well as Teenage Sex Linked to Suicidal Tendencies: Study

Also read Teenage Girls Need More Risk-free Sex, Doctors Say and read that Education Experts Say Use Porn in Teaching Sex Ed

In addition, read Study Shows Lesbianism is NOT Genetic

-- From "The truth about women and sex : They start younger and have more partners – and those are not necessarily men" by Steve Connor, Science Editor UK Independent 11/26/13

Women have caught up with men in the sexual revolution - and have even overtaken them in the case of same-sex relationships - but they are still the ones who pay the biggest price in terms of sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancies, the national sex survey has found.

Four times as many women now report same-sex experiences with other women compared to 20 years ago. They are also starting to have sex earlier in the lives and are having more sexual partners over their lifetime than a generation ago, according to the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles, published in The Lancet.

The four-fold increase in sexual activity between women - which does not necessarily include genital contact - is one of the most dramatic shifts in behaviour identified by the survey, which was carried out between 2010 and 2012 and involved detailed interviews with more than 15,000 adults aged between 16 and 74 about their sexual behaviour and attitudes.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Brits having less sex _ but more variety" by The Associated Press 11/25/13

Debra Lynne Herbenick, who led a survey on American sexual habits at Indiana University in 2009, said the findings in the U.K. were comparable to evolving attitudes in the U.S.

On average, the number of sexual partners reported by women has doubled, from four to eight, whereas the number for men rose from nine to 12. The research also found an increasing sexual repertoire among both genders, with higher levels of anal and oral sex reported.

“It reflects a shift away from sex being seen purely in the context of reproduction toward a greater emphasis on pleasure and recreation,” said Kaye Wellings, head of social and environmental health research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, one of the leaders of the research. She said similar results about changes in women’s sex lives have been found in France.

Other scientists said the findings supported previous research that have found sexual orientation for women tends to be more fluid than for men.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Brits Enjoy Sex Even at the Age of 70" by Vishakha Sonawane, Parent Herald 11/26/13

The survey results found that 31 percent of men and 29 percent of women aged between 16 and 24 lost their virginity before the age of 16.

"The change in women's behaviour across the three surveys [over two decades] has been remarkable. In some areas of sexual behaviour we have seen a narrowing of the gender gap, but in others we have seen women overtaking men in the diversity of their behaviour. These trends need to be seen against the backdrop of the profound changes in the position of women in society, the norms governing their lifestyles and media representations of female sexuality," said study co-author Professor Kaye Wellings, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Are Women Closing the Sexuality Gap?" by Kaye Wellings, Professor of Sexual and Reproductive Health Research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (co-lead of the Natsal study), Huffington Post 11/26/13

. . . Both the increase in numbers of sexual partners among women, and the increase in the proportion who have had a sexual experience with another woman, is more marked among those who are better off financially and more highly educated. These are the groups who are generally in the vanguard of social trends. In seeking diversity through sex with men and with women, for example, women may be exercising lifestyle choices. The study findings show that fewer women than men self-identify as gay, and more see themselves as bi-sexual.

The proportion of study participants who tell the researchers they don't enjoy sex is small, but it is twice as high among women as men. Women are more likely to get a sexually transmitted infection. And they are far more likely to have experienced sex against their will - one in ten women, compared with one in 70 men.

[It used to be that] the imperative was not to have sex, at least not until you were married, and unless your partner was of the opposite sex, and sex was likely to lead to babies.

Now, if the pages of the internet and lifestyle magazines are a guide, that imperative has reversed. The advice in many is how to have more and better sex, in different ways. This is all to the good.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Abstinent Teens the Norm, Moral Sex-Ed Works: Study

Monday, November 25, 2013

Miss. Abortionist: God Called Me to Kill Babies

Diane Derzis, 59, owner of Mississippi's only abortion clinic, with hundreds of patients per month, is hell-bent to continue her mission despite ever-more restrictive abortion laws enacted by state legislators with the support of the voters.
“If they think they’re going to make me feel badly about what I do … not gonna happen.  I feel like God wants me to do this job.”
-- Diane Derzis, owner of Jackson Women’s Health Organization (JWHO)
UPDATE 8/5/15: Planned Parenthood is 'Doing God's Work,' Say Liberal Clergy

For background, read Democrats' Life Mission is to Kill the Unborn, Says Miss. Governor and also read First Abortion-free State May Be Mississippi

Not surprisingly, Satanists For Abortion Shout Down Texas Christians Over New Abortion Restrictions

In addition read President Obama Asks God to Bless Planned Parenthood as well as Planned Parenthood's Prayer Vigil for More Abortion

-- From "Abortion clinic owner committed despite pressure" by Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press 11/23/13

She has been an abortion rights advocate for decades and owned clinics since 1996, but Derzis is facing some of the biggest political and legal pressure she has ever seen. She spars with pastors and politicians alike, and her latest fight is to keep open her Mississippi clinic, the last one remaining in the state.

In addition to the facility in Jackson, Derzis owns a clinic in Columbus, Ga., and one in Richmond, Va.

Derzis agreed to close [her Birmingham, Alabama] clinic in 2012 after the state Health Department found numerous health violations, including allowing unlicensed workers to administer medications. A physician then ran a clinic in the building, but a judge closed it in August because the facility wasn’t licensed for abortions.

Derzis talks openly about the abortion she had when she was 20, newly married and in college. She said didn’t want children, and knew immediately she wanted to end the pregnancy. Derzis said her mother told her she’d regret it, but she hasn’t. She said she was about 12 weeks along when she had the procedure, and the doctor was gruff and disrespectful.

“I thank God every day I had that abortion,” said Derzis, who later divorced and doesn’t have children. “It was not a great experience, but you know what? I had a safe abortion. And that’s what counts.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Controversy Roils Around Abortion Clinic" by Tyler Cleveland, Jackson Free Press 11/4/13

. . . abortion opponents rallied on the front steps of the Mississippi Capitol. Operation Rescue America leader Flip Benham preached to a crowd of about 20 supporters, most of whom had come to Jackson from different corners of the country.

Monday's protest came three days after JWHO and Wake Up Mississippi, a pro-abortion-rights political organization, began hosting "This Clinic is a Refuge," a week-long event to rally support for the clinic. Supporters held a women's rights poetry slam at Soul Wired Cafe Friday night and rallied Saturday outside the clinic and in front of the Governor's mansion.

In spring 2012, lawmakers threatened JWHO and its owner, Diane Derzis, with closure when they passed a bill requiring doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges, which the physicians have tried and failed to get multiple times in the past.

Federal Judge Daniel P. Jordan initially blocked the law, then reversed course and allowed it with one stipulation—the clinic would be permitted to continue operations while its physicians continued to try to secure admitting privileges.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

In addition, read Abortionists Lament Ever-greater State Limits and also read Pro-lifers Prevail: More Abortion Restriction Laws

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Homosexual Predator, Honored by Obama, Arrested

Teenager Caleb Michael Laieski, an advisor to the mayor of Phoenix in his advocacy of "gay rights," has been indicted for 13 counts of felony sex crimes with a 14-year-old boy.  Laieski, who was honored at a White House "gay pride" event for his anti-bullying advocacy, was himself the victim of a 43-year-old openly homosexual Phoenix police detective who was arrested in August 2012 for sex crimes against boys.
"As you know, Phoenix is ranked as one of the very best cities in the country in terms of LGBT friendliness. I think it's great for business, and we're very proud of that."
-- Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton
UPDATE 11/20/14: Obama Top Homosexual Arrested for Anal Sex with Boy

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Homosexual Teacher Jailed: Paying Boys to Sext Him

Arizona School OKs Teacher: Pedophilia, Bestiality

Gay Pedophile Teacher Defended by Michigan School

Lesbianism Taught at Middle School as Anti-Bullying

Senate Codifies Gay Agenda in Anti-bullying School Reform Bill

White House Says Gay Recruitment of Kids Successful

And read the homosexualist who says: We Recruit Kids for Sexual Deviancy

-- From "Former Phoenix mayor's aide charged with sex crimes" by Bob McClay, KTAR Radio (Phoenix) 11/21/13

The [crimes] came to light this week when former Phoenix Police Officer Chris Wilson was charged with performing sex acts on two underage boys. Laieski was allegedly one of those boys. His attorney claims that both Laieski and the other boy were, in fact, Wilson's victims.

"It would be inappropriate for our office to comment on what is an ongoing and very serious criminal matter," the statement [from the Mayor's office] read. "The victims in this case deserve justice, and we have full confidence that the legal system will handle it in an appropriate manner."

Laieski gained national attention in 2011 when he appeared in a documentary about bullying and discussed issues involving gay youth with both President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Anti-bullying activist indicted in sex abuse" by Dustin Gardiner, The Arizona Republic 11/19/13

Laieski has pleaded not guilty. His attorney, Cary Lackey, said Laieski and the other boy were in fact the underage victims of a Phoenix police officer.

Former officer Chris J. Wilson was indicted last year on 10 counts of sexual conduct with a minor stemming from allegations he performed sex acts on a 14-year-old and a 17-year-old and participated in a sexual act with the two together at the older boy’s apartment, according to court documents.

In court filings, Laieski says the charges against him arise from a “consensual relationship he had with a 14-year-old when he himself was 16-years-old, or at most, 17-years-old.”

Under state law, a minor who engages in intercourse or oral sex with another minor 14 or younger can be found guilty of a sex crime. Children under age 15 cannot legally consent to sexual activity, even if their partner is also a minor.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Caleb Laieski, Prominent LGBT Advocate, Charged with Sex Crimes" by Matthew Hendley, Phoenix New Times 11/18/13

Wilson, who resigned from the police department because of his impending arrest in the case, met the boys while he served on the PPD's Community Response Squad as a liaison officer to the LGBT community.

Wilson was politically connected, and as explained in a December 2012 New Times story by Monica Alonzo, Wilson's supervisor, Phoenix police Sergeant Mark Schweikert, alleged that Phoenix Councilman Tom Simplot and Assistant Police Chief Tracy Montgomery -- who are both openly gay -- were "influencing" how he supervised Wilson.

The 14-year-old boy, who's also emerged as a prominent young activist against anti-gay bullying, had told his parents about his alleged relationships with Laieski and Wilson, and his parents relayed that information to police.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Gay teen activist honored by Obama charged with sex crimes against a 14-yr-old boy" by Kirsten Andersen, 11/20/13

Caleb Laieski, now 18, was 17 at the time of the alleged abuse. His alleged victim, a close friend he met on TrevorSpace (a social media site for children and young adults aged 13-24 who have an interest in homosexuality), was only 14 at the time. The younger boy said the sex was consensual, but that he felt “pressured” to participate. However, Arizona law says no one younger than 15 is capable of giving consent.

Laieski rose to national prominence after he and a 35-year-old friend, Casey Cameron, sent e-mails to 5,000 Arizona schools in 2011 demanding special protections for gay students and threatening legal action if they failed to bring their policies in line with his demands. The teen then dropped out of high school, got his GED, and traveled to Washington, D.C., to lobby for the Student Non-Discrimination Act.

In 2012, Laieski was given a position in Mayor Stanton’s office as a “youth and diversity liaison,” advising the mayor on matters of policy having to do with youth, particularly gay youth. He was an “advocate on loan,” meaning his salary was funded by an outside group, called “One in Ten.”

According to police records, part of his job was to represent the mayor’s office at local homosexual protests, which is how he got to know Wilson, who was usually assigned as the officer in charge of policing such events.

To read all of the sordid details of the case in the article above, CLICK HERE.

In addition, read Pedophilia is Sexual Orientation, Like 'Being Gay' and also read Normalization of Pedophilia Urged by Psychiatrists

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Obama Gay & Abortion Agendas on Parade in Medals

The highest civilian award given in the United States, the Presidential Medal of Freedom was awarded this week by President Obama to 16 people, including: the first lesbian in space, Sally Ride (1951 - 2012); as well as Bayard Rustin (1912 - 1987), a sexually deviant African-American whose legacy has been rewritten by modern homosexualists as to equate "gay rights" to civil rights; and feminist Gloria Steinem, 79, who dedicated her medal to eugenicist and founder of Planned Parenthood Margaret Sanger.
“We are delighted that President Obama has chosen to award three pioneering leaders who helped to change America for the better.”
-- Rea Carey, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
For background, read about the history of President Obama's abortion advocacy.
And also read the multipronged strategy of President Obama's Gay Agenda.

UPDATE 11/28/13: Gay Agenda Thanksgiving & Obama's Proclamation

To watch an interview with the late Margaret Sanger, CLICK HERE.

-- From "Presidential Medal of Freedom goes to 16 'true champions,' Obama says" by Michael Muskal and Katherine Skiba, Los Angeles Times 11/20/13

The White House described the winners as “individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.”

. . . the late Bayard Rustin who won fame as an organizer for events such as the 1963 march on Washington. He was also openly gay and paid a price in abuse from opponents and from some other black leaders who were allies on racial issues.

The late Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, was among the honorees. She didn't just break the stratospheric glass ceiling, “she blasted right through it,” the president said, noting how Ride changed a woman’s role.

The feminist writer and magazine founder [Gloria Steinem] was a crucial voice in establishing the modern feminist revolution which challenged male dominance in the business and political worlds and helped raise wages and dignity for women . . .

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Remarks by the President at Presidential Medal of Freedom Ceremony" posted at 11/22/13

This medal has been bestowed on more than 500 deserving people. . . . And this morning, we’re honored to add 16 new names to this distinguished list.

. . . for decades, this great leader [Bayard Rustin], often at Dr. [Martin Luther] King’s side, was denied his rightful place in history because he was openly gay.  No medal can change that, but today, we honor Bayard Rustin’s memory by taking our place in his march towards true equality, no matter who we are or who we love. (Applause.) . . . Bayard Rustin was a giant in the American Civil Rights Movement.  Openly gay at a time when many had to hide who they loved, his unwavering belief that we are all equal members of a “single human family” took him from his first Freedom Ride to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights movement. . . .

Speaking of game-changers, disrupters, there was a young girl names Gloria Steinem who arrived in New York to make her mark as a journalist, and magazines only wanted to write articles like “How to Cook without Really Cooking for Men.”  (Laughter.)  Gloria noticed things like that.  (Laughter.) She’s been called a “champion noticer.”  She’s alert to all the ways, large and small, that women had been and, in some cases, continue to be treated unfairly just because they’re women. . . . A trailblazing writer and feminist organizer, Gloria Steinem has been at the forefront of the fight for equality and social justice for more than four decades. Instrumental to a broad range of initiatives and issues, from establishing Ms. Magazine and Take Our Daughters to Work Day, to pushing for women’s self-empowerment and an end to sex trafficking. She has promoted lasting political and social change in America and abroad.  Through her reporting and speaking, she has shaped debates on the intersection of sex and race, brought critical problems to national attention, and forged new opportunities for women in media.  Gloria Steinem continues to move us all to take up the cause of reaching for a more just tomorrow.  (Applause.)

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Obama Honors Gay Socialist and Lesbian Astronaut" by Penny Starr, 11/21/13

On Bayard Rustin’s website, his lover and the executor of his estate, Walter Naegle, wrote about the gay activist’s life, including his 10-year homosexual relationship with the author and his national chairmanship of the Social Democrats USA, formerly the Socialist Party of America.

According to an Aug. 29 interview with Naegle on, the two men met in Times Square in 1977 when Naegle was 27 and Rustin was 65. According to Naegle, Rustin legally adopted him as a son, because they could not be married.

"Sally Ride, who died on Monday, can help put a face to a national problem. She was the first American woman and the youngest American ever to travel in space-the kind of accomplishment that automatically gets you the label of "inspiration for generations of young Americans" and an obit in the Times," said a blog in the New York Times when Ride died last year. "What's less well known is that Ms. Ride was gay. Family and friends were aware of her 27-year relationship with Tam O'Shaughnessy, but the wider public was not."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Gloria Steinem Says Her Medal of Freedom Will Honor 'Work of Margaret Sanger’" by Penny Starr, 11/18/13

“I hope that [the late Margaret Sanger] would celebrate this recognition that reproductive freedom is a human right at least as crucial as freedom of speech and that no government should dictate whether or when we have children,” Steinem said.

“I was reminded by Ellen Chesler, biography of Margaret Sanger, that President Lyndon Johnson, even as he signed the first federal and international family planning act into law, refused to bestow the metal of freedom on Sanger,” Steinem said. “He feared reprisal from the Catholic Church.

Sanger advocated birth control in part because she believed it was one way to stop the "unfit" from breeding.

“As an advocate of birth control, I wish to take advantage of the present opportunity to point out that the unbalance between the birth rate of the ‘unfit’ and the ‘fit,’ admittedly the greatest present menace to civilization, can never be rectified by the inauguration of a cradle competition between these two classes,” Sanger wrote in an article entitled "The Eugenic Value of Birth Control Propaganda," which appeared in the October 1921 edition of Birth Control Review.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "‘If We Each Have a Torch, There’s a Lot More Light’: Gloria Steinem Accepts the Presidential Medal of Freedom" by Adele M. Stan, RH Reality Check 11/20/13

Steinem’s “a-ha moment,” the thing that spurred her to the world of activism, she said, was a reporting assignment to cover an “abortion speak-out,” a gathering where women who had had abortions, which were then illegal, told their stories.

“And then I had an epiphany, which was related to my own experience. … I realized that I had not told the truth about having [had] an abortion myself at 22, and why?” she asked the Press Club audience. “If one in three American women, approximately, has needed an abortion at sometime in her life, why not? What was secret about it? And then as soon as I started to speak about it … I discovered it was often part of other people’s experience, or their families’ experience.”

“A woman’s ability to decide whether or when to have a child is not a ‘social issue.’ It is a human right,” Steinem said. “It is the biggest indicator of whether she is educated or not, can work outside the home or not, is healthy or not, and how long she lives.”

“There is no president in history from whose hand I would be more honored to receive this medal,” she said [of Barack Obama].

To read the entire opinion column above, CLICK HERE.

From "Gloria Steinem Gets Medal of Freedom for Abortion Advocacy" by M. Catharine Evans, American Thinker 11/22/13

How fitting that abortion zealot and self-proclaimed Marxist Gloria Steinem received the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Wednesday from Barack Hussein Obama.  The male-bashing, anti-family, anti-American Steinem beamed as the guy who voted three times against a partial-birth abortion ban while in the Illinois state Senate placed the medal around her neck.

As one of the architects of the abortion holocaust, Steinem summed up her philosophy in a 2005 New York Observer interview.  The 71-year-old was asked what her advice to young women in the 21st century would be.  She replied, "To do whatever they f---ing well please."

. . . No one should underestimate Steinem's part in the murder of 55 million babies and counting.  Her mainstream good looks, media savvy, and Smith College degree landed her on talk shows, lecture circuits and magazines in the 1960s -- something the dowdy, militant-looking Shulasmith Firestone, leader of the Redstockings, could only dream about.  Steinem looked all-American, making her message more palatable to the masses.

Like Barack Obama, Gloria Steinem rejects the notion that all life is sacred.  She set out to kill the maternal conscience by persuading women that killing their babies was nothing, and he legislated the attack on mothers and children to the fullest extent possible.  She laid the groundwork; Obama brought it home.

To read the entire opinion column above, CLICK HERE.

In addition, read President Obama Redefines 1st Amendment Freedom of Religion via Abortion using ObamaCare

Friday, November 22, 2013

Gays & Atheists Demand Air Force Fire Evangelicals

When the atheist advocacy organization Military Religious Freedom Foundation and myriad homosexualists learned that Dr. Michael Rosebush, a Christian who believes that homosexual behavior is sinful and that faith in Jesus Christ redeems us from sin, has been employed at the Air Force Academy since 2009, they joined in a chorus calling for his termination.

For background, read Air Force Engages War on Christianity and Persecutes Believers and also read Air Force Drops God; Army Admits Training Labeled Christians as Terrorists

In addition, click headlines below to read previous articles:

President Obama's Army Says Christians are Worst Terrorists

President Obama's Pentagon Says Following Jesus' Command is a Court Martial Offense

President Obama Grants 'Reparations' to Homosexuals via Military

Also read the History of Christians Not Wanted as Employees

UPDATE 12/19/13: Air Force & Navy Take Orders from Atheists

-- From "Academy's Hiring of Anti-gay Author Draws Ire" by Leo Shane III, Stars and Stripes 11/21/13

Gay rights advocates are demanding Air Force Academy officials explain why they hired a controversial anti-gay author as part of their ethics program, saying his views are offensive and potentially destructive.

Mike Rosebush, who now works as a research analyst for the academy's Center of Character and Leadership Development, was hired by the academy in 2009, before the military's "don't ask, don't tell" law was repealed.

The same year, he published "Sanctification Coaching: Sexual Purity and Peace for Christian Men with Same-Sex Attractions." The book advocates using Christian teachings and prayer to overcome "wicked desires" like homosexual urges, and charts Rosebush's own "struggles" to turn away from a gay lifestyle.

Before that, Rosebush was an active leader and speaker at numerous "conversion therapy" organizations, which maintain that same-sex urges can be overcome through discipline and prayer.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "US Air Force Academy statement on the hiring of Dr. Rosebush" posted at MSNBC 11/19/13

In his current capacity, Dr Rosebush has been involved with the design and execution of MOSAIC Personalized Coaching. The MOSAIC program develops growth in areas related directly to the Air Force’s Core Values and the Air Force’s Institutional Leadership Competencies, to include Respect for Human Dignity, Humility, Duty, Honesty, Care for Others, Taking Care of People, etc. The Academy’s Mosaic program is based on best practices from executive coaching in industry and academia. The program has been validated by the Jon C. Dalton Institute on College Student Values, earning its 2013 Best Practices Award, and has generated requests by outside corporate agencies for application to their organizations.

To read the entire statement above, CLICK HERE.

From "Air Force Academy employs Focus alum and 'conversion therapy' champion" by Pam Zubeck, Colorado Springs Independent 11/20/13

Rosebush has actually spent a good share of his career at the academy. After graduating from there in 1975, he taught a core psychology course on campus from 1982 to 1985, the academy says via email. In 1989, he completed a doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of North Carolina, which included a dissertation titled, "Behavioral observation scale for a subordinate appraisal of supervisory performance at the U.S. Air Force Academy."

He then returned to the academy from 1988 to 1992, teaching courses on leadership and marriage and family. He was named an "outstanding instructor" during that time, the academy reports.

In 1990, he became a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado; he would often practice over the phone. In 1995, he retired from the military and joined Focus on the Family, the Colorado Springs-based Christian organization notorious for LGBT intolerance.

During 10 years there, he was a vice president and directed a college program in the Focus on the Family Institute, according to biographies issued by the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuals (NARTH) and the website

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Academy official under fire for past work promoting 'recovery' for gays" by Stephen Losey, Staff writer, Air Force Times 11/19/13

In a statement, the academy said Rosebush “does not and will not evaluate or counsel cadets,” and “has had no interaction with cadets at any time since he was hired in 2009.” Rosebush last interacted with cadets during his previous employment at the academy, which went from 1988 to 1992. During that period, Rosebush worked in the academy’s directorate of education and taught a course on marriage and family and a behavioral science core leadership course, and he won an outstanding instructor award, the academy said.

He also was named the Cadet Wing “civilian of the year” by the commandant of cadets in 2011.

The Amazon summary says Rosebush was the professional counselor’s network director at Exodus International, the now-defunct ex-gay ministry.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read President Obama's Veterans Administration Strips Jesus & Bible from Chaplains

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Teenage Sex Linked to Suicidal Tendencies: Study

A new Ohio State University study by Sara Sandberg-Thoma published in the Journal of Sex Research shows that the sexualization of children by liberals, such as Planned Parenthood via public schools, leads both boys and girls alike to thoughts of suicide and poor mental health.

For background, read Planned Parenthood's Sexual Assault on Kids and also read Planned Parenthood Lures Teen clients via Texting

In addition, read the Myriad Links of Abortion to Mental Health Disorders

Click headlines below to read previous articles:

School Sexualization Standards by NEA, Abortionists

Education Experts Say Use Porn in Teaching Sex Ed

President Obama Funds Condom Delivery Service to Pre-teens

Government Teaches Children to Enjoy Sex - Daily Orgasms Recommended

Teenage Girls Need More Risk-free Sex, Doctors Say

Teen Sex in New York, There's an App for That

In addition, read Abstinent Teens the Norm, Moral Sex-Ed Works: Study

-- From "Casual sex linked to depression and suicidal thoughts" posted at UK Telegraph 11/20/13

The link between casual sex and mental health was found to be the same for both men and women according to the study published in the Journal of Sex Research.

Dr Claire Kamp Dush, professor of human sciences at Ohio State University, said: "That was unexpected because there is still this sexual double standard in society that says it is OK for men to have casual sexual relationships, but it is not OK for women.

Researchers found that each additional casual sexual relationship increased the odds of suicidal thoughts by 18 percent.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Casual Sex In Teens Linked To Depression, Suicide: How 'Hooking Up' Can Lead To Mental Health Issues Later" by Sabrina Bachai, Medical Daily 11/20/13

Ten thousand adolescents from 80 high schools and 52 middle schools in grades 7 through 12 were interviewed. The teens were then interviewed again when they were aged 18 to 26. They were surveyed about their romantic relationship experiences as well as depressive symptoms and thoughts of suicide. Casual sexual relationships were reported by 29 percent of the teens interviewed. "Casual sex" was defined in the study as having sex with a partner that one was not "dating."

Kamp Dush also believes that casual sexual relationships may hurt the ability of young adults to develop committed relationships at an important time in their development. She also believes that researchers need to look closely at other measures of mental health.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read American Trend: Fewer Children, More Animals/Pets as well as Sex on the Rise, Procreation in Decline

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Obama Strips God from Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

President Obama was the only one to omit the words "under God" among the 61 politicians, former presidents and celebrities who recited the Gettysburg Address for a new Ken Burns PBS documentary (click for a 57-second audio montage). After a media brouhaha, the White House is now blaming, the very-liberal, Burns for giving President Obama Abraham Lincoln's first draft to read, which omits the words -- the other 60 were apparently given the correct version.

Included in the other sixty, who read "under God," were:  Liberal TV pundits Rachel Maddow (MSNBC Host), Wolf Blitzer (CNN Journalist), Arianna Huffington (Entrepreneur), David Gregory (NBC Journalist), Gwen Ifill (PBS Journalist), Nina Totenberg (NPR Journalist), Bob Schieffer (CBS Journalist); and liberal politicians Bill Clinton (Former President), Jimmy Carter (Former President), Mario Cuomo (Former Governor of New York), Gabby Giffords (Former Congresswoman), Tim Kaine (Senator), Chuck Schumer (Senator), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Congresswoman), Nancy Pelosi (House Minority Leader); as well as liberal comedians Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O'Brien, and Whoopi Goldberg.

President Obama Has Deleted God the Creator on Numerous Occasions, including in Thanksgiving Proclamations, and at Easter.

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

President Obama Skirts God Almighty at Prayer Breakfast

President Obama Strikes Biblical Prayer from Inauguration

President Obama Reads Bible, but doesn't Honor Bible

President Obama's National Cathedral is the Seat of Apostasy

President Obama's Veterans Administration Strips Jesus & Bible from Chaplains

Is President Obama a Christian? No, Say Two-Thirds of Americans

Rather, many Americans believe Barack Obama is Lord!

-- From "President Obama omits 'under God' in reading Gettysburg Address: Is this a controversy?" by John Luciew, Pennsylvania Patriot-News 11/20/13

. . . documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, of PBS fame, had leaders and celebrities of all stripes read the speech.

. . . President Obama's delivery appeared to contain an omission. In a line that every other celebrity delivered as "that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom," the President left out the words "under God."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Text of Gettysburg Address, as transmitted by The Associated Press 150 years ago" by The Associated Press 11/19/13

. . . from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion; that we here highly resolve that the dead shall not have died in vain. (Applause.) That the nation shall, under God, have a new birth of freedom, and that the government of the people, by the people and for the people, shall not perish from the earth. (Long applause.)

To read the entire Gettysburg Address, CLICK HERE.

From "White House explains why Obama didn't say 'under God' in Gettysburg Address" by Stephanie Condon, CBS News 11/19/13

White House spokesman Jay Carney on Tuesday gave a simple explanation for the reading.

"He read the version of the address that Ken Burns provided," he said, noting that Burns is a "noted Civil War scholar."

Specifically, Carney said that Burns gave Mr. Obama the "Nicolay copy" of the Gettysburg Address -- the first draft of the speech, named after John Nicolay, the White House staffer who preserved it.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Obama Snubs 150th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address" by George E. Condon Jr., National Journal 11/19/13

. . . Obama, unlike [previous presidents, decided] not to go to such an anniversary commemoration. His decision is doubly surprising because he has so often tied himself to his fellow Illinoisan Lincoln. Obama announced his candidacy in 2007 near Lincoln's law office in Springfield, Ill. Both in 2009 and 2013, he took the oath of office with his hand on Lincoln's Bible. And in 2009, he replicated Lincoln's 1861 route from Philadelphia to Washington for the Inauguration.

"It didn't work schedule-wise," was the explanation tweeted Tuesday morning by Dan Pfeiffer, the president's senior adviser. The schedule released by the White House showed the president at 10 a.m. in the Oval Office receiving his regular daily briefing. Then, at 10:45, he welcomed to the White House a group of senators to brief them on the latest developments in Iran. That briefing was not scheduled until Monday, well after the White House declined the Gettysburg invitation. Later in the day -- after he would have been back from the planned ceremony at Gettysburg -- he goes to the Four Seasons Hotel to address The Wall Street Journal CEO Council's annual meeting and talk about the economy.

. . . The Gettysburg Times reports that every 20th-century president made the pilgrimage except for Bill Clinton.

Even as accomplished an orator as Obama would have had a daunting challenge to follow the simple eloquence of Lincoln . . .

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Obama omits ‘under God’ from recital of Gettysburg Address for 150th anniversary" by Ben Johnson, 11/19/13

Following the controversy, Civil War documentarian Ken Burns' website, added an update to the website saying that President Obama had been asked to read the earlier [draft] version. However, an earlier version of the webpage said simply, “Share your Gettysburg Address.”

In a recent compilation video featuring Obama, every living former president, and other famous people reading the Gettysburg Address, President Jimmy Carter clearly pronounces the words “under God.”

Civil War historians say religion was central to President Lincoln's original address. Dr. Allen Guelzo of Gettysburg College told Albert Mohler that, for President Lincoln, “Gettysburg is almost a religious experience. It’s almost like a revival meeting where citizens come together and experience being born again in the new religion of American democracy.”

The practice of eliding references to God from America's Founding documents has become a habit for President Obama, who has dropped the word “Creator” or other references to God from the Declaration of Independence on numerous occasions. He is believed to be the first president to issue a Thanksgiving address without mentioning God. He has often skipped writing an Easter proclamation altogether.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Gettysburg Address: A short speech long remembered" by Matt Rourke and Mark Scolforo, Associated Press 11/19/13

The inspirational and famously short Gettysburg Address was praised for reinvigorating national ideals of freedom, liberty and justice amid a Civil War that had torn the country into pieces.

"President Lincoln sought to heal a nation's wounds by defining what a nation should be," said Gov. Tom Corbett, calling Lincoln's words superb, his faith deep and his genius profound. "Lincoln wrote his words on paper, but he also inscribed them in our hearts."

In the short oration, he spoke of how democracy itself rested upon "the proposition that all men are created equal," a profound and politically risky statement for the time. Slavery and the doctrine of states' rights would not hold in the "more perfect union" of Lincoln's vision.

President Barack Obama, in a 272-word handwritten essay released by the White House, connected the legacy of Lincoln's address to gay rights, women's rights and modern technological transformations.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read President Obama Redefines 1st Amendment Freedom of Religion even though Obama Denies Leading War Against Christianity

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Christian Businesses Must Employ Atheists: Judge

A judge has ruled that Tyler Stille, a small grocery store owner in Tabor, Iowa, harassed former employee Sherri Chafin by criticizing her for lying about her cohabitation in order to get government assistance benefits and by recommending specific Bible readings. Although Chafin accepted the job knowing it is a Christian-based business, she now admits that she's never believed in the Bible or churches in general, and is currently employed at Romantix (a sex shop).

On the other hand, it's just fine when President Obama's DOJ Forces Employees to Celebrate Sexual Deviancy (the religion of the Gay Agenda)

You see, the problem is that Christians Cause Workplace Conflict, Therefore Silence Them

However, a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling against President Obama's EEOC gives some hope for Christian businesses.

-- From "Iowa store owner can't preach to the people he hires so must pay ex-worker's jobless benefits" by The Associated Press 11/13/13

Sherri Chafin said she quit in January 2012 after Stille preached to her about the wisdom of King Solomon and questioned her lifestyle. She filed for unemployment pay.

"He told me that I should read one psalm, or one chapter, per day, something like that," Chafin testified at an unemployment hearing.

"He asked me if I was receiving food stamps, or any welfare, or anything like that. He told me that if I was, it was unjust because I worked and I lived with my roommate — who is my boyfriend and we're not married," Chafin testified. "He was very intimidating."

Stille said his employees all knew before they were hired that faith is an integral part of his business.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Judge: Workplace lecture was religious harassment" by Clark Kauffman, The Des Moines Register 1/13/13

The case centered on a question that often divides civil libertarians and people of faith: Do business owners have the right to advocate for their religious beliefs in discussions with employees?

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 provides that workers cannot be forced to participate in religious activity as a condition of employment at a typical, non-faith-based business. The courts have held that business owners are free to share with workers their own religious beliefs, but also said that unwanted proselytizing is a form of religious harassment.

Stille said he complimented Chafin on her work ethic, calling her a "workhorse," and said his final meeting with her was prompted by Chafin making an inappropriate remark to a customer. He said he began the meeting by asking his wife for a Bible because it was his intent to read Chafin some proverbs.

Stille said that although he had previously questioned Chafin about her faith and her reliance on food stamps, there was little or no discussion along those lines the day she quit.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Boss lectured staffer about Bible, called her a ‘crapster’: Unacceptable?" by Dan Wisniewski, 11/15/13

Store owner Tyler Stille says it’s clear his faith is an important part of his business. A Christian fish symbol is part of the store’s sign, the store plays Christian music “all the time” and he tells interviewees about his faith.

[Julie Elder,] administrative law judge (ALJ) sided with Chafin, saying that Stille’s conduct was “inapproriate, unacceptable and unprofessional,” at best. The ALJ also said Stille had created an intolerable work environment.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read how this month's Senate-passed Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) would further infringe on Christians' businesses and even require Christian schools to hire cross-dressing men.

The root issue is American Religious Liberty vs. Anti-Christian Totalitarianism

Monday, November 18, 2013

Atheists' Lawsuits Force Jesus Out of Ohio Schools

Shortly after a federal judge ruled against the Jackson City (Ohio) School District for displaying a portrait of Jesus Christ (ruling in favor of the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and the Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation), the East Muskingum, Ohio school board voted unanimously to remove a portrait of Jesus in response to an ultimatum by the ACLU. The atheists' action was in response to a student complaint that the school didn't endorse the Gay Agenda.

The board decided to leave the empty frame hanging in place, along with its 1971 dedication plaque in memorial of former teacher Margaret Barnett.  It is not known if the school asked any Christian organizations to provide pro bono legal defense.

For background, read the saga of the Jackson City school Jesus portrait.

UPDATE 12/16/13: Ohio Lawmakers' Bill to Put Jesus Back in Schools

UPDATE 12/7/14: Ohio School Supt. & Citizens vs. Complaining Atheists

Click headlines below to read previous articles:

Atheists Threaten to Sue Every School in Tennessee & Mississippi

Christmas Banned in Schools Across America

'Jesus' Booted from Predominantly Jewish Illinois School

School Fires Bus Driver for Praying in Minnesota

God NOT Your Idol, Teacher Tells Student -- Michael Jackson Is

Atheists Say Illegal Christianity 'Rampant' in Georgia Schools

Texas Law Tells Schools to Ignore Atheist Threats

In addition, read how the Gay Agenda forces boys into girls bathrooms, and vice versa

-- From "Ohio School District Will Remove Jesus Portrait" by Dan McCue, Courthouse News Service 10/9/13

The consent decree approved by U.S. District Judge Algernon Marbley mandates the permanent removal of the portrait from [Jackson City] school grounds. A financial settlement that's part of the agreement also requires the school to pay the plaintiffs a combination of damages and legal fees totaling $95,000.

Of that total, $15,000 will be divided equally between the five [parents/students], and $80,000 will be paid to the attorneys.

About a month before the lawsuit was filed in the federal court in Columbus, Ohio, Rebecca Markert, a staff attorney with the Freedom from Religion Foundation wrote a letter of complaint to the district on behalf of parents with students in the school.

James Hardiman of the Ohio ACLU then filed the suit, claiming the display of the portrait violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, the 14th Amendment, and also the Constitution of the State of Ohio.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Decision Made Regarding Jesus Painting" by Courtney Wheaton, WHIZ-TV18 (Zanesville, OH) 11/15/13

A meeting was held Thursday evening in regards to a picture of Jesus hanging at John Glenn High School [in East Muskingum].

The picture in question depicts a shepherd herding his flock. The painting was donated more than 40 years ago as a memorial for Margaret Barnett, a beloved teacher. After receiving a complaint from a student, the picture was called into question by the American Civil Liberties Union.

"You have one ..It's just like one apple ruins the whole bushel type of thing. One person didn't get their point of view across, which you're in kind of an immature status just because you are in high school and you're going to have the high school drama, " said 2006 John Glenn Graduate, Steven Ball.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Board to remove portrait" by Brian Gadd, Staff Writer, Lancaster Eagle Gazette 11/15/13

About 400 people turned out for the board meeting, including local pastors and church groups, residents and former students and officials

There were 18 speakers who took the podium favoring keeping the painting of “The Good Shepherd” . . .

Rix Mills Presbyterian Pastor Jim Gibson previously had offered to place the picture in the church, which Margaret Bennett attended.

Local resident Tom Hayes said he recalls when the picture used to hang in the main hallway of the school, rather than out of the public’s view in the school office.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "East Muskingum school board bows to legal precedent, orders painting removed from John Glenn High School" by John Lowe, The Daily Jeffersonian (Cambridge, OH) 11/15/13

. . . the board's position read in part: "It is not a responsible and wise use of the funds dedicated to the current and future students of the East Muskingum Schools to expend those funds on litigation that is not likely to succeed."

The ACLU became aware of the painting at issue after a student who became upset about the removal of a T-shirt from a display. The T-shirt, modified in an art class, carried a slogan that read, "Gay is OK."

The T-shirt reportedly was removed after a parent had complained and the administration deemed the display of the shirt disruptive of the learning environment at the school. However, students apparently were allowed to wear the shirt to school subsequent to its removal from the display.

Nevertheless, the situation escalated and the focus shifted from the shirt to the painting. The objecting student said she would file a lawsuit if it were not removed because its presence violated her religious freedom.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Student challenges Jesus portrait in school" by Eric Lyttle, The Columbus Dispatch 11/1/13

Allison Whaley, an 18-year-old senior at John Glenn High School in New Concord, about 70 miles east of Columbus, said she was frustrated by what she sees as her community’s lack of tolerance.

“I’m trying to break down barriers and instill a tolerance for other lifestyles, for other cultures and religions,” she said.

East Muskingum school district Superintendent Jill Johnson said art students were assigned to research several social topics and create T-shirt designs that exemplified their feelings about the topic. The designs were displayed in a case near the high school’s front entrance.

Two of the designs — “Gay is Okay” and another that said “Right to Life” — “became hot topics throughout the rest of the school,” Johnson said. “There were comments made and side conversations overheard. The decision was made to remove the T-shirts as disruptive to the educational process.” Two students were sent to the office for arguing about them.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

In addition, read Arizona School OKs Teacher: Pedophilia, Bestiality

And also read Obama-Schooling Should Begin at Age 18 Months, Experts Say