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Open Season on Christians

Oct 20, 2013

In the Western world a war against Christians has been declared. With militant secularism reigning in much of the West, as well as destructive social engineering crushing everything in its path, the plight of those who stand strong in their faith is worsening by the day.

Sure, if you are just a nominal believer, or a lefty-trendy believer, then you will get along just fine. It is only those who stand true to biblical absolutes and are not buying the moral relativism, political correctness, and leftist social agendas that are really facing the music.

And overwhelmingly this attack of Christian freedoms and general religious freedom is coming at the hands of the homosexual activists and their supporters. All around the Western world they are on search and destroy missions, seeking out any last pockets of resistance.

The truth is, these folks don’t just want to be left alone to do their own thing, but they want everyone on the planet to fully support, promote, endorse and champion their lifestyle and agenda. Those recalcitrants who refuse to bow the knee for religious reasons, or for conscience’ sake, are the targets of their wrath.

So every week we find more blatant examples of the pink mafia in action, attacking anyone who dares to think and believe differently. Therefore let me again offer some of the latest examples of the tolerance brigade’s intolerance in action.

The first comes the US state of Washington where a judge is being targeted because he has dared to stand his ground and remain true to his beliefs. The story goes as follows: “A Washington state judge has been officially reprimanded by the Judicial Conduct Commission after refusing to officiate same-sex weddings for what he said were ‘philosophical and religious reasons.’

“Thurston County Superior Court Judge Gary Tabor first came under scrutiny by the Commission after Washington voters approved a measure late last year authorizing same-sex ‘marriage’ in the state. Immediately prior to the law’s taking effect, in a private meeting between judges and court personnel, Tabor had expressed discomfort with the idea of officiating gay nuptials. One of the attendees later leaked his comments to the press, which reported them widely.

“Tabor told reporters at the time that his opposition to same-sex marriage was personal and rooted in his religious views. Because judges are permitted, but not required to officiate weddings, Tabor said he believed he had the right to choose to officiate only those marriages he was comfortable supporting, as long as a substitute could be easily found to replace him. Eventually, though, the media frenzy prompted Tabor to announce he would simply no longer officiate any weddings at all, in order to avoid the perception of bias.”

Also in the US, the military, under Obama’s prompting, continues to crack down on Christians and those supporting pro-family values. As Todd Starnes writes, “Several dozen U.S. Army active duty and reserve troops were told last week that the American Family Association, a well-respected Christian ministry, should be classified as a domestic hate group because the group advocates for traditional family values.

“The briefing was held at Camp Shelby in Mississippi and listed the AFA alongside domestic hate groups like the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazis, the Black Panthers and the Nation of Islam. A soldier who attended the briefing contacted me and sent me a photograph of a slide show presentation that listed AFA as a domestic hate group. Under the AFA headline is a photograph of Westboro Baptist Church preacher Fred Phelps holding a sign reading ‘No special law for f***.’

“American Family Association has absolutely no affiliation with the controversial church group known for picketing the funerals of American servicemembers. ‘I had to show Americans what our soldiers are now being taught,’ said the soldier who asked not to be identified. ‘I couldn’t just let this one pass’.”

This is becoming increasingly common not just in the US military but in all sorts of government and business sectors. And the US is not alone in this. Australia too has had plenty of such cases. Consider that of Tess Corbett in Victoria who has been told she must apologise to homosexuals.

As one news report states, “An unsuccessful candidate in the September federal election has been ordered to make a public apology over comments she made about homosexuals earlier this year. Tess Corbett was a Katter Party candidate for the Federal seat of Wannon, in western Victoria, when she made the comments to the Hamilton Spectator newspaper. When commenting on the subject of anti-discrimination laws, she said she did not want gays, lesbians or paedophiles working in kindergartens.”

Of course the ABC, one of our most pro-homosexual organisations in the nation, is being a bit selective here in its coverage. So let me bring in some extra information courtesy of Bernard Gaynor: “In what must be an unwanted first in Australian history, the New South Wales Administrative Decisions Tribunal has ordered a political candidate, Tess Corbett, to publish an apology in the Sydney Morning Herald because of her comments opposing paedophilia.

“Yes. That’s right. Tess spoke out against paedophilia. And now some judicial body has ordered her to apologise. And in another bizarre twist, this candidate was from Victoria. The New South Wales Administrative Decisions Tribunal, as the name suggests, has its HQ somewhat north of the Murray River. It didn’t matter that Tess was campaigning in another state altogether.

“The case was launched at the hands of Gary Burns. He’s a gay rights activist. He took exception to Tess’s comments that made it clear she was concerned that those who support paedophilia will use anti-discrimination legislation to seek the same rights and privileges as homosexuals. So he went ahead and used anti-discrimination legislation to shut Tess down for expressing her concerns about paedophilia.

“I’m not sure if Tess’s prophecy was literally fulfilled by Gary or not. More probably, he’s just a bangle short of a gay rave. But thanks to Gary, politicians are no longer free to state their concerns about paedophilia. He might like to think about that, considering how he is such a leading figure in the homosexual community.

“It’s not exactly what I would call a great way to demonstrate that the homosexual community is opposed to those who sexually molest children. Now, the limp-wristed elites out there, if they’ve read to this point, will be apoplectically choking on their weeties because I dared suggest that homosexuals have privileges, and because the words paedophilia and gay are in the same sentence.

“So let’s just examine these two little volcanic sources of outrage. Do homosexuals have privileges? Absolutely is the answer. In all sorts of ways. In fact, thanks to Gary Burns, we now have proof that gay activists have more rights than anyone else in Australia.

“Gay activists don’t just get to vote like the rest of us, they also get to decide what candidates can believe. That’s pretty nifty. From now on, any political candidate who utters something that Gary and his glitter-buddies dislike may wind up in court and forced to apologise.”

He continues: “Are homosexuals paedophiles? Of course, the answer is not all of them. Just like heterosexuals, or Catholic priests. But some are. Let’s get that out of the way. Some homosexuals are paedophiles. What that percentage is, I don’t know.

“But these are verifiable facts. Most people who abuse children sexually are men. The vast minority of men identify as homosexual. It is less than 3 per cent. That means about 97 per cent of men are heterosexual. All things being equal, and assuming that homosexual and heterosexual men abused children at about the same rate, you would expect to find that about 97 per cent of child sexual victims abused by men are female.

“However, that’s not the case. About 30 per cent of child victims of sexual abuse are boys and more than half are abused by males only. Mathematically, those stats don’t correlate. Obviously, there is a reason that boys are sexually abused at a much greater rate than should be expected. It might be a good idea to find out why.

“But it is disturbing that gay activists, instead of questioning why boys make up such a large proportion of child sexual abuse victims when the vast majority of males are heterosexual, see this figure as a good thing. Why? Because they brazenly use it to support their fraudulent claims that gay men are not such a small minority in society.

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“You only have to read through the hundreds of vitriolic Twitter messages I received yesterday to see this depraved logic in full flight. I have my own theory about why so many boys are abused. The question is, am I allowed to state it any more? More importantly, who cares what I think. Is an academic allowed to study the issue now and publish findings that Gary Burns does not like? It would seem the answer is no.”

Such concerns are certainly not misplaced, and I spend a fair bit of time documenting these matters in my book Strained Relations. But what we do know for sure is that all over the West anyone who dares to stand up for traditional marriage and traditional religious values are being hunted down and pursued by the pink mafia.

We are all at risk here if we hold to biblical truths and support the long-standing institutions of marriage and family. I for one will keep sounding the alarm on this. How many people will simply keep sleeping through these alerts is a moot point however.

www.lifesitenews.com/news/washington-state-judge-faces-formal-reprimand-for-refusing-to-officiate-sam
www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/10/14/us-army-defines-christian-ministry-as-domestic-hate-group/
www.abc.net.au/news/2013-10-16/katter-party-candidate-tess-corbett-ordered-to-apologise-over-e/5026084
bernardgaynor.com.au/gay-decision-protects-paedophilia/
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12 Responses to Open Season on Christians

  • Hang on, I must admit I had to reread that section of your article twice, but it looked to me like by the unwillingness of the homosexuals to condemn those figures you quoted they condemn themselves as pedophiles. We know of course that this is the next progressive downward step from legalising sexual activity outside of heterosexual marriage, just like “fourth trimester abortion which is of course infanticide, is the next step down from legalising any abortion.
    And what can we do to support Tess? And how can we find contact details for this tribunal that ordered her to apologize?
    Many blessings
    Ursula Bennett

  • Oh dear. I don’t want to live on this planet anymore.
    Mark Fox

  • The cause of this would be that the West has drifted away from God since the Christendom, when the Church was the government – not the modern state of today. It failed to stop usury, leading to the birth of the modern state. Hence, the concept of the separation between Church and state. Yet, many secularists blame the Church for failing to step in. It is a spiritual problem, not a mere social problem. As though they weren’t hypocritical enough, they attempt to separate society from spirituality! The Church can’t be blamed because it not up to the Church to control policies and laws as was in the past.
    Janice Tooh

  • Thanks Janice. But I am afraid your understanding of politics and history is a bit confused here. The church never was the government. At times the two separate institutions (both created by God) became rather entangled and overlapped quite a bit, but the two were always rightly separate. And that of course goes straight back to the teaching of Jesus as found in Matthew 22:21. It is Islam which has never known a separation of church and state. But see more on this here:
    https://billmuehlenberg.com/2012/03/03/islam-tolerance-and-religious-freedom/

    And here: https://billmuehlenberg.com/2006/10/20/separation-of-church-and-state/

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • What happens if Tess refuses to apologise?

    I never stopped to think about the statistics behind paedophilia – that’s shocking. I wonder how many of the abused boys later “identify” as gay?

    Jo Deller

  • The ancient homoerotic myth of Zeus and Ganymede typifies an age-old tradition in male homoeroticism where one partner in the male-male intimate liaison is the younger, “junior” partner. The same “man-boy” tradition is exemplified in the name of NAMBLA, one of the pioneer groups in the modern U.S. Gay Liberation movement.

    The onus of proof for a divorce between “pederasty” and “paedophilia” doesn’t lie with the protagonists of “straight” living.

    John Wigg

  • The infamous serial litigant, Gary Burns wrote on our Salt Shakers Facebook page yesterday, that “free speech does not exist in Australia”.
    He also made a number of rude and crude statements against us and others on our page, some of which I have removed.
    I posted back that he was confirming that in the West the homosexual minority think they can now say what they like, but the majority have to stay quiet.
    I assured him we were not going to abide by that false perception.

    Peter Stokes

  • Bill have you seen this example here on our own soil:

    http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/gay-students-say-school-tried-to-correct-them-20131018-2vsro.html

    Jeremy Hopwood, A.C.T

  • To Bill

    Thank you for this piece I’m glad someone is willing to speak the truth

    For Jo D

    According to WND (http://www.wnd.com/2013/08/court-censors-licensed-california-therapists/) during a piece on the banning of homosexual therapy the follow was mentioned.

    “The connection between homosexual abuse and ‘gay identity’ is undeniable. Consider this: Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have found that homosexual men are ‘at least three times more likely to report CSA (childhood sexual abuse)’ than heterosexual men,” he wrote. “Moreover, the Archives of Sexual Behavior – no bastion of conservatism – determined in a 2001 study that nearly half of all gay-identified men were molested by a homosexual pedophile: ’46 percent of homosexual men and 22 percent of homosexual women reported having been molested by a person of the same gender. This contrasts to only 7 percent of heterosexual men and 1 percent of heterosexual women reporting having been molested by a person of the same gender’ noted the study.”

    This can be found in the October 2001 issue of the “Archives of Sexual Behavior.

    If the homosexual movement moves on children lets hope people are strong enough to stop fight back. What we need is the courage and honest people to stand up.

    John McAllister

  • Tony Abbott’s sister is probably an intense pressure for him:
    http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/tony-abbotts-gay-sister-christine-forster-engaged-20131021-2vwwg.html
    I’m not sure what can be done to help but here are Tony’s contact details:
    http://www.pm.gov.au/contact-your-pm

    Mark Wong

  • Sobering statistics, it’s like Satan has it all planned out…

    Jo Deller

  • Jo D, a couple points.

    Re your 21/10/13 8am comment, I attended some Child Safe training recently and it was stated that a high percentage of abused boys go on to identify as homosexual, that research came from psychologists.
    Re your 21/10/13 8pm comment, Satan may have a plan, but he is defeated 1 Cor 15:57.

    Anthony McGlone

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