Thursday, December 4, 2008

I reckon congratulations are in order, my prayers are with you despite your actions against mankind!

Obama administration reveals plans to advance gay agenda
President-elect Barack Obama
Washington DC, Nov 23, 2008 / 07:48 pm (CNA).- Citing what they call America’s “promise of equality,” the Obama administration plans to push for homosexual rights by including protections of sexual orientation, “gender identity” and “gender expression” as civil rights. His office proposes expanding hate crimes statues and the adoption rights of homosexuals while supporting full civil unions for “LGBT couples” to give them “legal rights and privileges equal to those of married couples.”
The proposals are announced under the Civil Rights section of their agenda presented at, the web site of the Obama campaign’s self-described “Office of the President-elect.”
A section titled “Support for the LGBT Community” outlines the agenda for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered activists and quotes remarks Obama made on June 1, 2007.
“While we have come a long way since the Stonewall riots in 1969, we still have a lot of work to do,” Obama said, referring to riots which followed a police raid on a New York City gay bar.
“Too often, the issue of LGBT rights is exploited by those seeking to divide us. But at its core, this issue is about who we are as Americans. It's about whether this nation is going to live up to its founding promise of equality by treating all its citizens with dignity and respect."
According to the web site, President-elect Obama and vice-president-elect Joe Biden will support expand crimes legislation such as the Matthew Shepard Act. They also back the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which they claim will “prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.”
“While an increasing number of employers have extended benefits to their employees' domestic partners, discrimination based on sexual orientation in the workplace occurs with no federal legal remedy,” the web site states, referring to similar legislation sponsored by Obama in the Illinois state legislature.
Regarding civil unions and same-sex marriage, the site says “Barack Obama supports full civil unions that give same-sex couples legal rights and privileges equal to those of married couples.”
Advocating the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act, the agenda plans to “enact legislation that would ensure that the 1,100+ federal legal rights and benefits currently provided on the basis of marital status are extended to same-sex couples in civil unions and other legally-recognized unions.”
The site also references Obama’s Senate vote against the Federal Marriage Amendment in 2006 which, in the site’s words, “would have defined marriage as between a man and a woman and prevented judicial extension of marriage-like rights to same-sex or other unmarried couples.”
On the subject of adoption rights, the web site states: “Barack Obama believes that we must ensure adoption rights for all couples and individuals, regardless of their sexual orientation. He thinks that a child will benefit from a healthy and loving home, whether the parents are gay or not.”
The Obama agenda further advocates the repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask-Don’t Tell” policy barring open homosexuals from serving in the military.
Its AIDS prevention policies also pledge to enact a “comprehensive” national strategy including contraceptive sex education and “combating infection within our prison population through education and contraception.”

Subscriber comments:
To Richard of California: 1 Timothy 3:15: if I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth. Who is your authority? Is it yourself or do you trust in some wise person's teachings or do you trust in the Church and her teachings as Jesus instructed us to do? We all have an authority but only one authority is authentic. The one authentic authority is God Himself and He gave his Authority to Peter our first Pope. Mathew 16: 18"I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it. 19"I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven." So what does the Church and the Magisterium have to say about homosexuality? Love the sinner, but hate the sin. To love the sinner we must let the sinner know the he is sinning so they can repent. John the Baptist taught loudly, "Repent". You take some beautiful verses and make statements that lack the content discussed in this article. I nor any Christian could disagree with the verses you quoted from James&Mathew. These verses do not deal with the specific problem of sin. You are confusing love for hatred. It is love for the Church to shepherd her flock from sin. Jesus gave more warnings of of Hell and is not tolerant to sin. Rev 20:12

Published by: MelAkron, OH 01/12/2008 11:15 PM EST
Kathryn, you are right, it IS your business BUT, that said, it's a Christian's business if they speak out against homosexuality ot abortion. Yes, we should govern our own behavior, but part of that freedom of which you speak is the freedom to disagree, no matter which side you're own. It's just as "out there" to expect everyone to agree with YOUR standpoint. really.

Published by: MelodyAkron, OH 01/12/2008 11:11 PM EST
Homosexuality: I don't agree with it, but I know that God is their judge. The only issue I have with them right now is what the commenter Al said: We can't let the gay agenda dictate what can and cannot be said from a pulpit against teh lifestyle. The Bible IS NOT hate literature, it is truth! The gay community is in danger of doing to Christians who disagree with their standpoint what they say is being done to them. Discriminating against them. Nobody's first amendment right should be in jeopardy no matter how they feel. Abortion: I don't agree with abortion, but I feel outlawing Roe v. Wade would create a culture where once again, ppl will be having illegal and dangerous abortions. Only God can change hearts that aren't turned toward Him.

Published by: AlThe Villages, Fl 01/12/2008 05:41 PM EST
This agenda will lead to the same kind of nonsense that happens in Canada. All religous will be subject to government punishment if they cite Church Teachings on homosexuality and all of the people's first amendment rights will be denied in cases of subjects associated with homosexuals. Human rights have been coopted by the gay activist movement which obviously is not satisfied with domestic partnerships(equal rights) but want more - that will translate into christian persecution. The Christian view that homosexual behavior is sinful and not to be condoned will, if articulated, be against the law.

Published by: RonnieBrooklyn, NY, USA 28/11/2008 04:22 PM EST
Kathryn...Sure, everyone exercises their "choice" but ever hear of "your rights end where mine begins"? Can you imagine if during WWII people felt like you? Why bother saving the Jews because it's the Nazi's choice. Who are we to interfer? Or how about the abolitionists? Were they shoving their beliefs down another's throat? And what about Martin Luther King? How dare he force his beliefs on us? And now abortion. How dare we try to stop the killing of innocent children in the womb? No one has the right to kill. But we still do have the right to freedom of religion and speech. This is still a free country... Yes, what you do in your bedroom is your choice. But every action has a consequence. Bad choices lead to bad consequences and visa versa. So therefore you reap what you sow......

Published by: ElaineBonney Lake 28/11/2008 02:17 PM EST
Remember that Obama would not have been elected without the votes of so-called Catholics. In fact the culture of death has expanded and become more acceptable mainly due to the so-called Catholic lawmakers in all levels of government.

Published by: richardcalifornia 27/11/2008 04:56 AM EST
here are some specific verses from the BIBLE, some of which some of you seem to have dismissed or conveniently forgotten to allow your perpetuation of hate in the name of God. James 3:9-10 9-With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness. 10-*Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be.* Matthew 5:43-48 43-"You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' 44-But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45-that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46-If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47-And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48-Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Matthew 22:36-40 36 "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?" 37 Jesus said to him," 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.' 38 "This is the first and great commandment. 39 *"And the second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' 40 "On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets."* (the Jesus i believe in taught love as the most important law, and compassion and acceptance as the path to perfection.)

Published by: richardcalifornia 27/11/2008 04:26 AM EST
also, can someone please show me, definitively, where it says in the bible that marriage is between one man and one woman? because from what i remember, jacob, gideon, solomon and many others all had many wives and were never chastised by God for that specific reason. this would then seem to indicate that marriage has NOT always been between ONE man and ONE woman.