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Revealed: Big Brother Is a Homosexual Activist

Oct 16, 2014

We long have wondered how the ultimate police state would unfold, and how an antiChrist sort of dictatorship would eventuate. Well, I think we are starting to get a pretty good idea about all this. Today the most likely candidate of this in the West is undoubtedly the militant homosexual lobby.

Whenever we find various freedoms and rights being taken away from ordinary citizens in the West, we can more often than not count on the homosexual brigade to be involved. As they demand special rights for themselves, they are happy to strip away the rights of everyone else.

My new book Dangerous Relations offers 165 examples from just over a two-year period of people being negatively impacted by the radical homosexual movement. For daring to oppose it, even in the most benign fashion, people are being jailed, fined, and losing their jobs.

homo 2This is happening on a regular basis now. Simply to say that marriage is between a man and a woman can result in a person being kicked out of his job or slapped with a heavy fine. This tells us just how far the homosexual lobby has progressed, and how far the rest of us have regressed.

And since the homosexual militants have long made known their aims to challenge the Christian churches especially, it is no surprise to see the Christian faith coming under increasing attack. Indeed, all this is not unexpected. Any recent coercive movement seeking dominance has always had to target the churches.

In the past century, for example, whenever totalitarian regimes took power, the normal practice was to shut down churches, to destroy churches, or at least closely monitor and control the churches. Even sermons were monitored, with only state approved ones allowed to be delivered.

Whether Nazi Germany or Maoist China or Communist Russia, this has always been the pattern. But we have failed to learn from the lessons of history, and we are seeing the very same things occurring in the West today. In addition to all the examples I provide in my book, we witness on a daily basis more such cases.

One of the most shocking ones comes from Houston, Texas. There the homofascists have followed closely the work of Hitler, Stalin and other maniac dictators. Christian churches there are being specifically targeted by the political leaders.

And not just any old political leaders, but homosexual ones. The lesbian Mayor has declared war on Christianity, and is actually demanding that sermons be monitored for their content. Here is how one news report covers this story:

Houston’s embattled equal rights ordinance took another legal turn this week when it surfaced that city attorneys, in an unusual step, subpoenaed sermons given by local pastors who oppose the law and are tied to the conservative Christian activists that have sued the city.
Opponents of the equal rights ordinance are hoping to force a repeal referendum when they get their day in court in January, claiming City Attorney David Feldman wrongly determined they had not gathered enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot. City attorneys issued subpoenas last month during the case’s discovery phase, seeking, among other communications, “all speeches, presentations, or sermons related to HERO, the Petition, Mayor Annise Parker, homosexuality, or gender identity prepared by, delivered by, revised by, or approved by you or in your possession.”
Houston, in deeply conservative Texas, is the largest American city with an openly gay or lesbian mayor, and she has championed the anti-discrimination measure. Well and good, but sorry, this looks awful, as if they are trying to embody the charge that the true objective of LGBT activism is to outlaw the expression of disagreement with the LGBT rights agenda, especially by churches.

Todd Starnes comments:

The city of Houston has issued subpoenas demanding a group of pastors turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor. And those ministers who fail to comply could be held in contempt of court.
“The city’s subpoena of sermons and other pastoral communications is both needless and unprecedented,” Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Christina Holcomb said in a statement. “The city council and its attorneys are engaging in an inquisition designed to stifle any critique of its actions.”
ADF, a nationally-known law firm specializing in religious liberty cases, is representing five Houston pastors. They filed a motion in Harris County court to stop the subpoenas arguing they are “overbroad, unduly burdensome, harassing, and vexatious.”
“Political and social commentary is not a crime,” Holcomb said. “It is protected by the First Amendment.”
The subpoenas are just the latest twist in an ongoing saga over the Houston’s new non-discrimination ordinance. The law, among other things, would allow men to use the ladies room and vice versa. The city council approved the law in June.

Christian groups are already mobilising to stand against this scary case of the pink mafia in action. One says this:

Pastors are a critical part of the very fabric of American society. They have been iconic champions of major moral issues such as American Independence, abolishing slavery, women’s suffrage, child labor laws, and civil rights. Now, a group of pastors who have continued this tradition are being bullied by the strong-arm tactics of the government of America’s fourth-largest city-simply for preaching out of the same book that Houston’s officials took their oath of office on,” said Chris Stone, Founder of Faith Driven Consumer. Today, we are launching the #HoustonWeHaveAProblem petition drive at HoustonProblem.com because we know that untold millions of Americans are or will be outraged by this. We are asking people of conscience to sign up, stand with pastors everywhere and show the city of Houston that we will not tolerate intolerance.

The Family Research Council is also launching a petition about this. The petition says in part:

Mayor Parker has breached the wall of separation between the state and the church. This attack on religious freedom and the freedom of speech should be universally repudiated by all Americans who value our constitutional freedoms.
Thomas Jefferson once wrote that “religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions.” The pulpit is to be governed only by the Word of God, and the chilling effect of government scrutiny of our pastors is unconstitutional, and unconscionable. Mayor Parker’s use of her bully pulpit to silence pulpit freedom must be stopped in its tracks.

Godless communists and secular Nazis saw the importance of controlling the churches with an iron grip. The homosexual Nazis have learned well from the past, and are now happy to operate in the very same fashion.

My friends, we are in a war. Will you stand up and resist the gaystapo, or will you quietly sit by and do nothing? We dare not forget the words of one brave Christian pastor who resisted the Nazis, Martin Niemoller:

In Germany they came first for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up.

igfculturewatch.com/2014/10/14/houstons-subpoenaed-sermons/
www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/10/14/city-houston-demands-pastors-turn-over-sermons/
www.faithdrivenconsumer.com/houstonwehaveaproblem
www.frc.org/get.cfm?c=CHECKOUT&dmy=16D8E262-E1B6-D644-EF677AEAC3DF99F9&CFID=40755241&CFTOKEN=6deb67a479d00dde-16D8DBC1-EE71-2F93-4C5A9FCE048DDFF1

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25 Responses to Revealed: Big Brother Is a Homosexual Activist

  • For too long we Christians have tolerated loss of Religious and Social Freedoms and now we find ourselves at a Cross Roads and while we are still deciding what we should do these freedoms keep being eroded under our very Noses. It is Time for us all to end our Procrastinations and by sheer weight of numbers let the Intolerance Brigade know as a United Unit know that enough is a enough.

    Let them know in no uncertain terms that a Man’s Religion is between Him and his God. Let them know, no beg Pardons required that Western Constitutions guarantee a separation of State and Religion and therefore these illegal Tactics of silencing Christian viewpoints on any Moral Issue is not a matter for Public Censure but for Christ’s Disciples to stand Firm and protect their God given and Constitutional Rights.

    Leigh D Stebbins

  • Gay activists have double standards. They demand respect but withhold respect from those that disagree with them. They want freedom of expression for themselves and those that defend them but little for those that criticize them. Even their idea of marriage has a double standard. They take vows but allow for extra-marital casual sex.

    If they want to monitor sermons then maybe the rest of society should monitor their meetings where they hatch their agendas.

  • For those who said it was nothing, the gays are not going to bother us widdle ole kristins. Well your days is numbered non-friend.

    Romans 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

    For the gay enablers, enjoy meeting up with God, I promise you, I won’t be watching it happen.

    Neil Waldron.

  • I’m lost for words…

  • Apparently this case has been a bit of a beat-up;

    “The City is not making a move to monitor sermons. The city is merely responding to a lawsuit against it and using standard powers of discovery in regard to a handful of pastors who are implicated as relevant to the lawsuit. The issue is here: once you file a lawsuit, you open up yourself and potentially your friends and acquaintances to discovery. This is the aspect that has not been reported, but it is an important part of the context.”

    http://americanvision.org/11407/houston-demanding-oversight-pastors-sermons/

  • The churches aren’t exactly falling over backwards (in many countries) to keep the gay agenda from their doors, are they?. All we hear about now is how we, as Christians, must show “compassion and mercy”….and for many churches that means welcoming all manner of sexual orientations and their partners through their doors.
    Once these folk have got a foot in the congregation, nothing further happens…bar an exodus of those who don’t approve. And bingo, the church has given way, the gays are in, and it’s yaboo to the rest of us who don’t agree.

    I honestly believe that God is using the gays as a sword, to divide the churches; who is for God and His Natural Law and who against? Who are the sheep and who the goats? Even the Catholic church is showing jelly-knees now, according to LifeSiteNews’ recent reports….and if they go under, there are sure going to be an awful lot of furious people around the world.

  • No this is not at all a beat up. It is very serious indeed, as anyone who has actually read the ADF Brief understands:

    http://www.adfmedia.org/files/WoodfillQuashBrief.pdf

  • I hope you’re wrong Bill!

  • My husband suggested that if the pastors are following their biblical calling in the pulpit, that perhaps some very lost souls may even be won over to the kingdom of God by reading their sermons? Otherwise, I will need to read the brief in order to understand the extent of the intimidating tactics and attempts at stifling dissent. If churches did not accept tax exemption, would it even be an issue, do you think?

  • The people stood strong, complained very loudly, and won this round! The mayor rescinded her unconstitutional order!

  • The followers of the prophets Mohammed, Alfred Kinsey and Karl Marx are combining to launch an attack on Christianity in the West. What option have we apart from rolling over with our feet in the air?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztoNqerMrd8

    David Skinner UK

  • We appear to be close to the end of an era. A time of significant persecution may be on the way when our faith will be tested very severely. We will need to examine our choices very seriously. “Halt at the crossroads, look well, and ask yourself which path it was that stood you in good stead long ago. That path follow, and you shall find rest for your souls.” Jer. 6:16.
    What was universally understood by Christians in my youth was that “the path” of following Jesus included the cross; it required one to worship God and keep His commandments; we had to love others as ourselves and desire and promote their salvation as our circumstances permitted; falling in to sin required humble repentance and trust in His mercy. In this way says Father Raymond Thomas de Saint-Laurent “You will have the right to serenely face the fearful problem of predestination. You will carry on your forehead the sign of the elect.”
    May we have the courage to stand firm in the days ahead and hold fast to the truth.

  • Joel Osteen will be one of the pastors who will sleep well. He won’t speak out against homosexuality as he may lose a few book sales so even if they check out his sermons they will not find anything to upset them.

  • This issue just might arouse enough truly righteous indignation and repentance in the USA for a stand to be taken against homosexualist tyranny. It just might.

  • I just discovered something interesting, probably no news to you, Bill. Those who advocate for the separation of state and church don’t appear to mind if the state interferes with the church, but get upset when it happens the other way round. One way street, no justice here.
    You know, we have heard for years that “it is time…” I hear that statement now and I want to put my fingers in my ears and run, because it should now say “it was time 20 years ago, we have not woken up, so what do we do now to minimize collateral damage well, if were only collateral, that would be lovely, but it is fatal human casualties we are talking about now. Should we have seen it coming? We should have seen it coming 20 or more years ago and listened to those who like you Bill have warned us time and time again.
    But instead I find here in our little town churches wanting to stay neutral in politics and not give Christian parties special treatment because somehow voting is more sacred than the truth itself. If it were any other area of life, which doctor or dentist was a good one or a shoddy one, which car salesman or financial adviser would treat you right or rip you off, oh, they would discuss it anywhere, but voting, no that is somehow very private. Meanwhile they don’t understand that Christian parties do not get the correct representation in the media, so how do they expect their sheep to be informed and so unwittingly they reject the one voice that might be able to speak up for them when they are fighting the encroachment of the ethics program into SRE and the opposition to the chaplaincy programs as is now happening in NSW. It pains me to see this to the point I ask the Lord to give me an island somewhere so I can start a Christian community. Lovely dream, but maybe not.
    Many blessings
    Ursula Bennett

  • Thanks Jay, but it seems things are still in a state of flux there. This just in from Michael Brown in America:

    So, in the course of 24 hours, the mayor of Houston states that she knew nothing of the ridiculous subpoena to local pastors, which called for their sermons to be submitted, then strongly defended the subpoenas on Twitter, then said her office was backing away from the subpoenas because they went too far. Let’s keep sounding the alarm and calling for local pastors to take a public stand. http://www.charismanews.com/culture/45794-watch-michael-brown-calls-houston-pastors-to-take-a-stand (Further update: Now there are reports that she is NOT backing down!)

  • There is madness afoot.

  • Rather than talking about my own horrible story on how I’m a bit.ly/ausrefugee UNHCR confirmed refugee due to mainstream media confirmed criminal Australian gay police or how the FBI press release confirmed Christopher Kent Bowersox, a gay child raping police officer took my first born from me, let’s talk about my dad vs the special Australian gay child sex advocating court the ADB.

    Let’s talk about my father Geoff McKee. He’s been accused of hate speech for the crime of commenting against a couple of gay men who sodomized a 2 week year old baby. Yes! That’s right it’s a crime to be against gaydads babyrape in NSW Australia (or any state outside NSW, as the work of Lesbian Loving Dog Collar necklace wearing mayor Clover Moore knows now bounds. Please ready my father’s submissions here.

    It’s not only my father, Bernard Gaynor, John Sunol, Tess Corbett, John Laws and now a gay marriage supporter Rob Mills who got in the world newspapers just for donig a football gay joke involving some lego men. All sued by the same man of course, a staffer of the policitian who made the law, and the only person pretty much to use Australia’s only “homosexual villification law”.

    http://victimsofgaybullying.wordpress.com/2014/10/05/nsw-special-court-of-gay-publicchildsex-adb-confirmed-mostly-to-only-work-for-gary-burns/

    Not only that, now the NSW Law Reform Comission is saying (just like I said – critising it) that Gays Need to be above god under law.

    NSW Special Court of Gay public/child sex ADB confirmed mostly to only work for Gary Burns
    Posted on October 5, 2014 by hojuruku Edit

    The special gay court also known as “the ADB” mostly deals with “homosexual vilification complaints” and 90% of those complaints come from one man Gary Burns (Clover Moore staffer). For those who don’t know the ADB see my earlier posts or look at the similar tags – or my last comment about them here. VGB Admins know I’m sitting on some stuff about their criminal biased court of thought crime, but in the interests of thrashing Gary Burn’s in court, I’m holding my tongue on orders from my family I previously disobeyed.

    http://www.causes.com/actions/1773081-sign-the-petition-to-nsw-attorney-general

    http://www.causes.com/campaigns/83088-stop-gary-burns-criminalizing-dissent-of-gay-dads-babyrape

    http://victimsofgaybullying.wordpress.com/2014/09/02/geoff-mckee-formal-complaint-to-queer-staffed-gay-bully-court-the-adb/

    In a nutshell the report shows only %2 of their complaints are vilification law and 40+% of them are homosexual vilification cases mostly originating from Gary Burns – even though the ADB spends taxpayers money trying to educate gay law students to sue everyone (VGB admins have seen the advertisement) to no avail.

  • Even the Church is caving in to the pressure and the propaganda.

    See “Vicky Beeching and the Lesbian Gospel” at http://t.co/CpHQtj5sGN.

  • Looks like the pro-gay, Democrat Alan Dershowitz has weighed in favour of the churches:

    Famed civil-rights attorney Alan Dershowitz says subpoenas issued by the city of Houston demanding pastors turn over sermons dealing with gays, gender identity, or the city’s first openly lesbian mayor, flagrantly violate the U.S. Constitution.

    “It is so inconsistent with American law and American tradition,” Dershowitz, an authority on constitutional law, said Thursday on “The Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV.

    Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.Newsmax.com/Newsmax-Tv/dershowitz-houston-subpoena-sermon/2014/10/16/id/601222/#ixzz3GQy7Rhg0
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  • Damien, anything can be twisted to sound less serious than it is and this is unfortunately no different. In truth, a legitimate legal process is being abused; it becomes a bludgeon in order to chill free speech simply because the mayor – and others – cannot tolerate any dissent. The commenter James Patrick Riley below the article you link to has some choice words for the writer. For example:

    “He’s defending a process here — and the process IS the punishment. The notion, moreover, that the mayor isn’t attempting to throttle religious speech (see title), is absurd. OF course, her counsel is putting anyone on warning — speak out against bearded transvestites using the same bathroom as your wife — and you will be forwarding sermons to us.

    With friends like these…”

    And the link Bill gave is good reading. The idea that discovery has any relevance here is laughable, but making threats, wasting everybody’s time and racking up the dollars in legal fees would be a good outcome for these bullies. The ultimate goal is for all their opponents to be afraid to speak, which says a great deal for the validity of their ideology.

  • Albert Mohler has just addressed this on his blog. http://Www.albertmohler.com/blog

  • we will not tolerate intolerance

    Oops. Isn’t that the line the homosexuals usually run with?

  • Apparently, the homosexual agenda are willing to risk friendly fire to silence us and achieve their sick goals.

  • The homosexuasl agenda is one part of agenda 21 for the take over of the world into a one world governemnt, i write on this on my blog

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