Category Archives: Homosexual Rights

End of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell – Finally Some Honesty

This quote at the very bottom of the Wall Street Journal Article on Tuesday reveals quite plainly that this controversy was never really about equal rights in the military but about legitimizing and propagandizing the lifestyle in society:

Congress struck down the ban late last year, with its act to take effect 60 days after the military announced that the repeal wouldn’t hinder the readiness of the armed forces. The military spent much of this year putting some 2.3 million service members through an hourlong training course.

Some advocacy groups had grown impatient after the congressional vote. But Alex Nicholson, executive director of Servicemembers United and a former soldier discharged in 2002 under the policy, said the military’s deliberate approach was likely to pay dividends in the years to come.

Two million of America’s most conservative youth went through this training,” Mr. Nicholson said. “The seven months provided an unprecedented opportunity to train and educate people about the gay and lesbian community. It was an opportunity to realize the normalcy of the gay community.
(emphasis added)

Same Sex Marriage Revenge: Forced Reorganization of the Catholic Church (Stalin Couldn’t Have Done it Better)

NOTE:

For now, this bill has been withdrawn – see this email:

Thank you for your recent email, and for your interest in the proposed bill 1098. As you know, the Judiciary Committee withdrew the bill, and it will not be considered. I opposed the bill. We welcome those who have written to us and who have come to the Capitol to express their views. We join them, and you, in standing for and celebrating religious freedoms and the separation of Church and State as guaranteed by the Constitution.
Sincerely,
Christopher G. Donovan
Speaker of the House


Connecticut is considering an outrageous bill to force the reorganization of Catholic parishes and divorce them from the control of the Bishop.

From the Bridgeport Diocese website:

Catholics across the State of Connecticut mobilize
to fight the irrational, unlawful, and bigoted
Proposed Bill #1098/2009

This past Thursday, March 5, the Judiciary Committee of the Connecticut State Legislature, which is chaired by Sen. Andrew McDonald of Stamford and Rep. Michael Lawlor of East Haven, introduced a bill that directly attacks the Roman Catholic Church and our Faith.

This bill violates the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. It forces a radical reorganization of the legal, financial, and administrative structure of our parishes. This is contrary to the Apostolic nature of the Catholic Church because it disconnects parishes from their Pastors and their Bishop. Parishes would be run by boards from which Pastors and the Bishop would be effectively excluded.

This bill, moreover, is a thinly-veiled attempt to silence the Catholic Church on the important issues of the day, such as same-sex marriage.

The State has no right to interfere in the internal affairs and structure of the Catholic Church. This bill is directed only at the Catholic Church but could someday be forced on other denominations. The State has no business controlling religion.

The Pastors of our Diocese are doing an exemplary job of sound stewardship and financial accountability, in full cooperation with their parishioners.

For the State Legislature — which has not reversed a $1 billion deficit in this fiscal year — to try to manage the Catholic Church makes no sense. The Catholic Church not only lives within her means but stretches her resources to provide more social, charitable, and educational services than any other private institution in the State. This bill threatens those services at a time when the State is cutting services. The Catholic Church is needed now more than ever.

We reject this irrational, unlawful, and bigoted bill that jeopardizes the religious liberty of our Church.

We urge you to call and e-mail the Judiciary Committee and Sen. McDonald and Rep. Lawlor:

Judiciary Committee:
Capitol phone: 860-240-0530
Clerk E-mail: Sarah.Kolb@cga.ct.gov

Senator Andrew McDonald:
Capitol phone: 860-240-8600; Home phone: (203) 348-7439
E-mail: McDonald@senatedems.ct.gov

Representative Michael Lawlor:
Capitol phone: 860-240-0001; Home phone: (203) 469-9725
E-mail: Michael.Lawlor@cga.ct.gov

We also ask you to come to Hartford this Wednesday, March 11, to be present at the public hearing. Details on bus transportation will be available on Monday. If you would like to attend, contact your Pastor.

It is up to us to stop this unbridled abuse of governmental power.

It is time for us to defend our First Amendment rights.

It is time for us to defend our Church!

Watch the Bishop’s Video discussing the bill.

Forced to Room with a Homosexual?

You would be if you rented a room in Washington, DC thanks to the “Human Rights” ordinances there, requiring no discrimination based on sexual orientation. So far these types of laws have been limited to liberal cities and states, but now they may be coming to your home town thanks to your federal government. Here’s the action alert I received from the American Family Association (see the full alert here):

A new bill, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), has been introduced in the House of Representatives by homosexual Congressman Barney Frank. The bill (HR 2015) would force organizations such as the Boy Scouts, Veterans of Foreign Wars, day care centers, Christian business owners, adoption agencies, public schools, municipalities and a host of other businesses and organizations to hire homosexual applicants.

ENDA would make it illegal to fire, refuse to hire or refuse to promote an employee based on his or her sexual orientation or “gender identity.” Such acts would be considered crimes subject to severe penalties. For a list of the co-sponsors of ENDA, click here.

The same day that ENDA was introduced, another bill — commonly called the Hate Crimes Act (HR 1592) — cleared committee for a full vote by the House. The Hate Crimes Act criminalizes a vast array of state and local acts and threatens religious leaders with criminal prosecution for their thoughts, beliefs, and statements.

The intent of the Hate Crimes Act is to give special status to homosexuals. Republicans tried to expand the “protected class” in the bill to include senior citizens, pregnant women, prior victims, children under 18, the unborn, court witnesses, the military and more. Democrats defeated all amendments, projecting the welfare of homosexuals above other classes of citizens. The House Judiciary Committee then passed the bill on strict party lines —20 Democrats for and 14 Republicans against.

After these laws are passed, then the regulating agencies go to town and have a field day dictating the nitty gritty about how these laws can be enforced. Here’s an example from DC’s Human Rights regulations:

No employer, housing provider, public accommodation, educational
institution, or any agency of the District of Columbia government or its contractors shall require individuals to dress or groom themselves in a manner inconsistent with their sex or their gender identity or expression.

'Stuart The male Patti' Female Impersonator - 1898 Library of Congress Collection

For example, if you own a store and one of your male employees wants to dress in a skirt and wear makeup when waiting on customers you MUST allow them or you are a criminal (and probably labeled a hate-criminal also).

Here’s another great one from the DC regs:

In gender-specific facilities where nudity in the presence of other people is customary, entities covered by the Act shall make reasonable accommodations to allow an individual access to and the use of the facility that is consistent with that individual’s gender identity or expression, regardless of whether the individual has provided identification or other documentation of their gender identity or expression.

So if you go to the public pool and a male transvestite shows up, he has to be allowed to use the FEMALE locker room because his expression is female.

Here are AFA’s suggested actions to oppose the

  1. Send an email to President Bush asking him to veto ENDA (HR 2015) and the Hate Crimes Act (HR 1592) bills.
  2. Call your representative and ask him or her to vote against ENDA and the Hate Crimes Act. You can reach your representative at 202-224-3121. If you don’t know your representatives name, simply give the operator your address and you will be given his or her name and connected with his or her office.