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Can They Tell You When to Speak and What to Say?

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Government: they always want you to worship their golden image

Laws used to mostly tell you what you couldn’t do. Now, increasingly, they tell you what you must do: including what to say and when to say it.

The state of Minnesota threatened a husband-and-wife videography team with fines and a jail term if they persisted in not filming same-sex “weddings,” which they would not do because it would violate their Christian religious beliefs. The couple sued the state, a court dismissed it–but now a federal appeals court has revived the couple’s lawsuit and ruled for it to go forward (https://www.saukvalley.com/2019/08/23/federal-appeals-court-rules-for-st-cloud-couple-seeking-to-deny-same-sex-wedding-film-services/aieyc6y/).

It is, of course, a First Amendment issue. Where is religious liberty, as guaranteed by our Constitution, if one can be forced to say and do things that are against one’s religion? Like, you have to obey the homosexual or else wind up in jail? What kind of country is that?

To the Far Left Crazy, homosexuality and other kinds of sexual aberration are sacred, holy, never to be questioned, and everyone must “affirm” and “celebrate” these abominable things or else be punished by the all-powerful State.

We reject this vision. We reject this false religion. We pray that the Minnesota couple’s lawsuit will succeed; but if not–

“O Nebuchadnezzar… If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou has set up.” (Daniel 3:16-18)


Judge Blocks NJ’s Assisted Suicide Law

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A judge has issued a restraining order against New Jersey’s shiny new assisted suicide “law,” which went into effect this month (https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/new-jersey-judge-temporarily-blocks-assisted-suicide-law-99687).

A doctor sued on the grounds that the “law” violated his religious freedom and First Amendment rights. Ya think? It only says that a doctor who won’t help a patient kill himself must refer the patient to a doctor who will. So they’re telling you what you must say, even when you believe it’s wrong. Is there a First Amendment in the house?

Democrat Gov. Phil Murphy, who enthusiastically signed the bill into “law,” said it was a hard decision for him because he’s “a lifelong, practicing Catholic.” Hey, you need to practice harder, sunshine. He and his attorney general have pledged to fight the restraining order.

After all, assisted suicide, euthanasia, abortion–these are all favorites of the Far Left death cult, most of whose members are Democrats.

After a great deal of low political chicanery in the State House, Murphy and his pals got what they wanted, and New Jersey became the seventh of eight states now permitting doctor-assisted suicide.

Until a judge let the air out of their balloon.

Hopefully the cheap tricks will be undone and the “law” overturned. Meanwhile, thank you, Judge Innes.


Protected! by the First Amendment (We Hope)

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“Our mind is right, boss! Our mind is right!”

The California legislature has passed a resolution blaming “religious people”–the key words are “has caused”–for the high rate of suicides among homosexuals, lesbians, and other sexual aberrants (https://thefederalist.com/2019/06/27/ca-legislators-blame-religious-people-high-lgbt-suicide-rates/).

“The Legislature calls upon all Californians to embrace the individual and social benefits [?] of family and community acceptance” of those who practice the homosexual form of fornication. They do not tell us what those “benefits” are.

The reason this is only a resolution and not a law–yet!–is because the First Amendment to our Constitution prohibits any government from ordering the people’s religious beliefs. Without that protection, it’s a sure thing that these tinpot California fascists would be ordering all churches to “affirm” homosexuality as a positive good, and to erase all those sections of the Bible that do not affirm it. And there would be prison time for anyone who failed to obey.

The fact that it really is just about the easiest thing in the world to find a lamebrained liberal “affirming” church that affirms every sexual malpractice known to biology, cuts no ice with the legislature. It’s not enough for them that there are plenty of “gay-affirming” apostate churches. They won’t be satisfied unless all the churches are apostate.

And if they could literally dig their way into our brains and root out all the ideas they disapprove of, they’d do that, too.


Should the State Control the Content of Religious Sermons?

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(Thanks to Susan for the news tip)

Well, they’re at it again–trying to give the state the power to control what gets said in sermons in our churches.

In cahoots with a gaggle of liberal “clergy,” a California legislator has proposed a “resolution” before the Assembly Judiciary Committee to make churches stop saying there is anything sinful or wrong about homosexual behavior (https://californiafamily.org/2019/ca-legislators-to-tell-pastors-what-to-preach-from-their-pulpits-on-lgbt-behavior-identities/?fbclid=IwAR2K4ptkHLuscKJh-hcYCMKv9hMK0nrRlfdYuX8q2G5LItPBqoXsf65I_XI). The resolution will be presented tomorrow to the full Assembly.

The measure is aimed at stopping “conversion therapy,” which helps patients deal with unwanted sexual attractions… and, its sponsors say, preventing suicide. Leftids insist that homosexuals commit suicide because Christians fail to “affirm” them.

Not so long ago, the lesbian mayor of Houston was forced to pull back on a scheme to require all sermons to be submitted to the city government for its approval before they could be preached. Nationwide outrage caused the plan to be scuttled (https://leeduigon.com/2014/10/30/so-you-think-the-fight-is-over/).

Bob Hope once joked about moving out of California “before they make it compulsory”–homosexuality, that is.

It doesn’t seem so much like a joke anymore.

War is being waged on Christian America. And either Christian America wins, or Christian America dies. Win or die. The Left does not offer any other option.


Quebec May Ban ‘Religious Clothing’

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You asked for it–and now you don’t like it?

As they say in Canada, and among liberals here at home, “We don’t need no stinkin’ First Amendment!”

The Quebec legislature is considering a ban on “religious clothing”–that is, say, a cross on a necklace, a yarmulka, or a hijab–for all public employees: civil servants, teachers, nurses, bus drivers, lawyers, “and other people who interact with the public” (https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/religious-symbols-proposal-ignites-fiery-debate-quebec-62377627).

Although “all religions” are to be affected, the focus is on Islam, and especially on the head scarves and other coverings required of some Muslim women. Secular libs don’t like the headwear. They don’t like it, so Muslims can’t have it.

Uh, guys–this is Islam. Or at least some brands of it. If you don’t like it, you shouldn’t be importing it. “You can have your religion, as long as you don’t practice it.” What kind of sense does that make?

If your life turns sour on you because your kid’s teacher has a cross on her bracelet, or the bus driver is a Sikh with a turban, then you need to change your life. Isn’t it funny, though, how the “tolerance” crowd is always the most intolerant bunch of them all?

If this were happening in America, we would call it an unconstitutional attempt to establish secularism as the state religion. But a lot of the Quebec legislators are perfectly comfortable with that. They like the idea of themselves owning the state religion, before which all other religions must bow down and confess themselves inferior and wrong.

Isn’t that what they always accuse us Christians of doing?


Judge Smacks Down City’s Anti-Church ‘Law’

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Getting us all on the same page…

Oh, boy–nooze!

Here we go again with the “pro-choice” crowd trying to take away normal people’s choices. This time it was the city of De Pere, Wisconsin, passing a new “anti-discrimination law” which would have classed churches as “places of public accommodation” as if they were city parks or taverns (https://www.wnd.com/2018/12/city-slapped-down-for-forcing-churches-to-bow-to-lgbt-agenda/).

The schmendricks on the city council, hand in glove with Organized Sodomy, wrote the, uh, “law” with no exemptions for religious groups. This would have given the city the power to force churches to allow same-sex parodies of marriage to be performed inside the church. From there the city might have gone on to demand to oversee–and censor– the content of sermons: it wouldn’t be the first time liberal loons in local government ran that one up the flagpole.

The scheme went belly-up last week when a county judge granted a summary judgment to the churches, who had sued to preserve their exemption on religious grounds. As of now, the “law” cannot apply to any churches in De Pere. Back to the drawing board, comrades. Oh, if only Hillary had been elected president!

It used to be laws focused on what you couldn’t do; and if you didn’t do any of those things, the authorities left you alone. Today, more and more, “laws” like to tell you what you must do, must say, must believe–all courtesy of your friendly neighborhood leftists.

We have our work cut out for us, to take our country back.


What’s Next? Lions in the Arena?

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Months after being smacked down by the Supreme Court, Colorado, the Pot-head State, continues its persecution of the Christian baker who won’t let the state dictate the content of his art.

This time the state “Human Rights (LOL) Commission” is coming after Jack Phillips and Masterpiece Cakeshop because he wouldn’t design a custom cake to “celebrate” some wacko’s self-proclaimed “transition” into another sex–a thing which everyone but fools, lunatics, and stone Democrats know is not real. When Phillips sued the state for persecuting him on the basis of his Christian religious beliefs–ya think?–the “human rights” commissars tried to deny him access to public records.

A judge has ruled that Phillips and his attorneys have the right to see those records; otherwise they wouldn’t be public, would they? (https://www.wnd.com/2018/11/big-victory-for-christian-baker-in-colorado/)

But there’s a story here that needs to be written. The state of Colorado has attempted to ship Mr. Phillips to a “state re-indoctrination program.” A what? Did we all wake up in North Korea this morning? What do they do to you, to make your mind right? Somebody needs to go undercover and find out. But that, of course, would be to assume that investigative journalists still exist. Maybe Voice of the Martyrs can cover it.

Colorado Congressman Doug Lamborn has asked the federal Dept. of Justice to investigate Colorado’s state-run Inquisition.

Hint: If your state or city has a “human rights commission,” it means your state or city has too much money and needs its budget cut.


‘Lawsuit Seeks to Abolish Bible-Reading in Church’ (2015)

See? I can still write exaggerated satire that can never, ever possibly come true…

https://leeduigon.com/2015/08/18/lawsuit-seeks-to-abolish-bible-reading-in-church/


My Newswithviews Column, Dec. 7 (‘Human Rights Commission Grills Death Authors’)

I have finally achieved a satire which no one can possibly mistake for reality.

I hope.

https://newswithviews.com/human-rights-tribunal-grills-dead-authors/


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