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Let’s Just Throw Them To the Lions

Feb 5, 2013

At least the ancient Romans were good at one thing: they did not waste all their undesirables and public enemies. No, they turned them into fodder for entertainment instead. Thus the masses were heartily entertained as Christians and other recalcitrants were thrown to the lions, burned alive as human candles, or otherwise used and abused for the crowds’ pleasure.

We are not all that far away from such things today. Sure, the lions may not be around, and the entertainment aspect may not be there – at least not yet. But the public persecution and crack down on Christians and others who dare to defy the PC dictates of state are hotting up big time.

Indeed, since it has been at least a week since I last listed some gruesome examples of all this, I have a lot of catching up to do. Here are five new shocking cases of anti-Christian bigotry, state intolerance, and homosexual tyranny. They all exemplify the truth that when special rights – including marriage rights – for homosexuals are granted by the state, everyone else may well suffer.

The first comes from Canada: “A Christian university in British Columbia wants to add a law school – but the Council of Canadian Law Deans opposes it because the school would follow biblical principles on homosexuality. Trinity Western University, located near Vancouver, is no stranger to controversy. Employees, instructors, and students must sign a covenant that, in part, says they will refrain from homosexual conduct. ‘In keeping with biblical and TWU ideals, community members voluntarily abstain from … sexual intimacy that violates the sacredness of marriage between a man and a woman,’ it reads.

“Yet homosexual ‘marriage’ is legal in Canada. Anyone violating the school’s covenant is subject to dismissal or expulsion, yet no such action has been taken in the school’s history. However, if the school were to take action, it would violate Canadian law.”

It is not just new religious institutions which may never see the light of day, but existing ones may be forced to close, or at least curtail their services. Consider this case from Scotland: “St Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society in Glasgow was found to discriminate against homosexuals by giving higher priority to couples who have been married for at least two years.

“The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) reviewed the practices of the adoption agency following a complaint from the National Secular Society. Despite concluding the charity provides a valuable service to the public, its investigation found St Margaret’s was operating in breach of the Equality Act 2010.

“It has until April 22 to comply with the legislation or will lose its charitable status, which means it does not pay corporation tax and receives a substantial discount on its rates. The ruling came after the SNP administration decided to press ahead with the introduction of gay marriage despite two-thirds of respondents to an official consultation being opposed.

“John Deighan, the Scottish Catholic Church’s parliamentary officer, said the decision was an example of the ‘equality extremism’ that will become more evidence when same-sex marriage is introduced. ‘This proves the concerns have been valid. The adoption society has done an outstanding job throughout the years,’ he said. ‘It seems quite absurd that can be written off and the charity regulator can say it doesn’t provide a public benefit. That’s not the reality for all the children and families it has helped over the years’.”

Individuals will also be forced to violate their own conscience, and many small businesses will be targeted. Take this case from the US: “The Oregon Department of Justice is looking into a complaint that a Gresham bakery refused to make a wedding cake for a same sex marriage.

“It started on Jan. 17 when a mother and daughter showed up at Sweet Cakes by Melissa looking for the perfect wedding cake. ‘My first question is what’s the wedding date,’ said owner Aaron Klein. ‘My next question is bride and groom’s name … the girl giggled a little bit and said it’s two brides.’

“Klein apologized to the women and told them he and his wife do not make cakes for same-sex marriages. Klein said the women were disgusted and walked out. ‘I believe that marriage is a religious institution ordained by God,’ said Klein. ‘A man should leave his mother and father and cling to his wife … that to me is the beginning of marriage’.”

Back in the UK we have all sorts of individuals being targeted by the militants. Get a load of this headline: “Over 40,000 teachers ‘face sack’ over gay marriage”. The story proceeds: “More than 40,000 teachers say they will probably refuse to teach about ‘the importance of’ same-sex marriage, according to a new poll. And 56 per cent of teachers believe any colleague who takes such a stance risks damaging their career.

“The survey has led to concerns that tens of thousands of teachers may face being sacked or disciplined over their views, because of how legislation is worded. It comes ahead of an important vote on redefining marriage in the House of Commons tomorrow. The poll, conducted by ComRes, found that one in ten teachers say they are likely to refuse to teach about gay marriage.

“It also uncovered that a further 17 per cent of teachers, 74,000, said they would probably teach the importance of gay marriage but ‘wouldn’t be happy about it.’ The results come as a leading employment lawyer warned of the effect redefining marriage would have on teachers.”

And in the US, we have another example of how the American President has become the most militant pro-homosexual activist ever to occupy the White House. You would have heard by now that he is insisting that the Boy Scouts be made to allow homosexuals into their ranks.

Here is an organisation founded by a religious man to help mould young boys into good citizens, and now the President wants to make sodomy a very real prospect for these young children. Baden-Powell would be rolling over in his grave right now. Robert Knight explains just how worrying all this is:

“A press release on Jan. 28 by Scouts spokesman Deron Smith said, ‘This would mean there would no longer be any national policy regarding sexual orientation, but that the chartered organizations that oversee and deliver Scouting would accept membership and select leaders consistent with their organization’s mission, principles or religious beliefs.’

“In other words, sponsoring organizations could now coerce Scout troops to accept openly homosexual men and boys. Scout councils in liberal jurisdictions would lose the national shield. Those who resist would be kicked out of schools and other locales. This ‘local option’ would signal surrender and destroy the Boy Scouts. Without parental trust, the Boy Scouts, founded in 1910 and which have been instrumental in helping millions of boys transition to manhood, would implode like a popped balloon. Does anyone other than left-wing ideologues and America’s enemies think this would be good for America?

“The policy change would pose a real and present danger to the boys, as vividly illustrated by the still-simmering scandals involving serial boy molester Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Although homosexual activists try to camouflage the real issue by saying that it’s about pedophilia, not homosexuality, most of the victims were male teens and young men. Now, the Boy Scouts seem to be on the verge of going in the wrong direction.”

As I have said dozens of times now, when homosexual activists get their way, everything changes. We are all adversely impacted by these radical social engineering moves. Freedoms of all sorts are stamped upon, and democratic governance is chucked out the door, replaced by the jackboots of militant homosexuals and their supporting elites.

The only question to ask is this: just how many more such examples need to be provided before we snap out of our slumber and start to stand up for our freedoms before we lose them all?

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12 Responses to Let’s Just Throw Them To the Lions

  • With regard to British education, Pav Akhtar, an out-proud homosexual and Muslim, is Head of Diversity at the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) which is responsible for the professional development of over 40,000 teachers in Britain. Hear him boast of the power that legislation has to quash any resistance to the gay agenda. [1]
    Next up is Liam Nolan, homosexual head teacher of Perry Beeches School Birmingham who has been made a Stonewall champion and appointed by Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for education, as government advisor on diversity and equality. In 2008 he was caught and fined for performing a gross sexual act on another man in a public place. Instead of being sacked, the homosexual actor, Sir Ian McKellen, otherwise known by children as Gandalf, came to the rescue, with the result that Mr Nolan has been elevated to a position of great power in British education. [2]
    With regard to the Scouts, In1999,Sir Elton John, put on a show for Cherie Blair and VIPs at the Royal Albert Hall, in a fund raising concert for Stonewall, in which he celebrated paedophilia. Six professional teen-age strippers wearing Cub Scout uniforms (for ages 7-11) stripped off their uniforms and knelt before Elton John in obscene poses while grabbing their crotches. [3]

    [1] www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTwR5LCem3M
    [2]http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/shamed-birmingham-headteacher-liam-nolan-72420
    [3]http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/543399.stm

    David Skinner, UK

  • Let us be reminded of what the Earl of Arran had to say in the House Lords, in 1967 on the occasion of the decriminalising of homosexuality:

    “My Lords, I beg to move that this Bill do now pass……I ask one thing and I ask it earnestly. I ask those who have, as it were, been in bondage and for whom the prison doors are now open to show their thanks by comporting themselves quietly and with dignity. This is no occasion for jubilation; certainly not for celebration. Any form of ostentatious behaviour; now or in the future, any form of public flaunting, would be utterly distasteful and would, I believe, make the sponsors of the Bill regret that they have done what they have done. Homosexuals must continue to remember that while there may be nothing bad in being a homosexual, there is certainly nothing good. Lest the opponents of the Bill think that a new freedom, a new privileged class, has been created, let me remind them that no amount of legislation will prevent homosexuals from being the subject of dislike and derision, or at best of pity. We shall always, I fear, resent the odd man out. That is their burden for all time, and they must shoulder it like men—for men they are.”

    To appropriate the words of Churchill, in his famous Munich Agreement speech in 1938, this will be “…the first sip, the first foretaste of a bitter cup which will be proffered to us year by year, unless by a supreme recovery of moral health, martial vigour we arise and take our stand for freedom as in olden times.”

    hansard.millbanksystems.com/lords/1967/jul/21/sexual-offences-no-2-bill

    David Skinner, UK

  • I despair of all this. The gays are swamping Britain with their propaganda, especially via the BBC. Even straight folk I would normally regard as decent are actually saying that gay marriage is a “good thing”….I can’t believe my ears. I cannot see how we mere mortals can overcome this, without a little bit of help from the Almighty. If the bill passes through the House of Lords, we are in desperate trouble. A lot of good-hearted people are going to wind up having their careers destroyed and their lives terrorised. The mission-creep doesn’t bear thinking about.

    How this small perverted minority has acquired such power is something that no-one has questioned so far. I wonder why? The fact that they have to resort to asking government to create hate laws, to protect them, obviously says it all, but right now no-one’s taking any notice.

    Chris Dark, UK

  • Keep praying and keep working Chris. And know that many others are as well, including your fellow countryman David.

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • Does Oregon define marriage as including two people of the same gender? If not then the customers were not able to buy a wedding cake. If they asked for one to use at an event which was not a wedding, were they buying under false pretences?

    John Angelico

  • It took a bit of digging, but I found that Oregon recognises same-sex relationships but does not equate them to marriage. So “two brides” as described can’t be having a wedding, so a wedding cake isn’t a goer for them.

    I think the baker should defend his actions along the lines of impossible to supply the customer request.

    John Angelico

  • I think I’m finally getting the picture.
    The ungay gay people, have strategically positioned themselves in certain positions of power, eg; teachers unions.
    Why would a homosexual care about education for children?
    So why aren’t we positioning ourselves?
    I gather we do but from what I see, it’s usually a single voice, trying to be heard amongst a wave of the depraved.
    L – Lying
    G – Guilty
    B – Bothered
    T – Troubled

    Daniel Kempton

  • It is getting to be just like in the book of Maccabees when Antiochus IV Epiphanes pursued a zealous Hellenizing policy to stamp out worship of Yaweh in Judea.

    He made possession of the Torah a capital offense and burned the copies he could find. He banned many traditional Jewish religious practices: Jewish sacrifice was forbidden, sabbaths and feasts were banned. Circumcision was outlawed, and mothers who circumcised their babies were killed along with their families. Altars to Greek gods were set up and animals prohibited to Jews were sacrificed on them. The idol of Olympian Zeus was placed on the altar of the Temple.

    Mansel Rogerson

  • It’s interesting that we who try to support decent values are regularly accused of “hate” by those who rejoice in the downward path. If you can successfully convince people that such views are expressions of hate it is not hard to take the next step and put all kinds of restrictions on the haters, so-called. If I didn’t believe in sin and Satan it would be very hard to understand. As the old movie put it, it’s a mad mad mad mad world.

    David Morrison

  • Look at all the bigots we have here. [end sarcasm]

    It is simple why this has happened. All for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. This could have been stopped in its tracks before it started had those who been around at the beginning were for more ready to stand up for the truth. Now we are seeing the fruits of the silence and inaction.

    Ian Nairn

  • Smell the coffee.

    Cultural Marxism’s chief weapon is diverse, sexual behaviour – polysexuality – especially that of homosexuality. It is one that recognises no boundaries or restraints apart from those that the consenting and “loving” participants stipulate.
    When people say that sexual sins are no worse than others like lying or cheating, we have to ask what enemy has ever tried to corrupt our nation by encouraging us to lie or cheat – but sex; who can resist? If an enemy can demoralise and destabilise a nation’s sexual values and morality by breaking down the barriers and constraints that protect it, it has gained control. But I believe it is Islam that is waiting patiently for Marxism to finish its job of deconstructing the West, so that it might simply swoop in and bag the lot. We are diminishing in number due to contraception, abortion and homosexuality whilst they are multiplying.

    I believe all these links need to be read and re-read, until we have a clear picture of the danger we are in.

    forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=111051.0
    herrickreport.com/newsovietunion.html
    www.anglican-mainstream.net/2012/11/13/the-wests-self-destruction-and-the-frankfurt-school/
    www.renewamerica.com/columns/kimball/111022?mid=50
    www.overlordsofchaos.com/html/homosexual_agenda_4.html

    David Skinner, UK

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