Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Action Against Bad Bills Needed Today

Anti-Christian & Assisted Suicide Bills Up for Votes
Tuesday, March 27, 2007!!!
Phone Calls Needed Today!!
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TAKE ACTION!!

Assembly Bill 14 and Assembly Bill 374 are set for hearing and votes by the Assembly Judiciary Committee Tuesday, March 27th.

Please call all members of the Assembly Judiciary Committee TODAY ask that they vote NO on AB 14 & AB 374!! Votes on AB 14 and AB 374 can happen anytime after 9:00 AM.

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ASSEMBLY BILL 14 (by Laird (D)): Anti-Christian Discrimination
AB 14 aims to incorporate full protection for homosexuality, bisexuality and transgender all under the guise of “sexual orientation” in 50 different sections of California law, while at the same time discriminating against people of faith, churches and Christian businesses.

Here are some of the provisions targeting people of faith and Christianity:

•Would prohibit a college campus that receives state funds from using any of those funds to participate with a private organization that does not accept homosexuality.

•Would prohibit the state from getting involved with or using facilities owned by private organizations if they do not accept homosexuality.

•All hospitals in the state, even private religious hospitals, would be forced to explicitly adopt non-discrimination treatment policies listing “sexual orientation” and accepting homosexuality.

•The beliefs of contractors and businesses must be compromised to accept homosexuality in order to receive state contracts under AB 14.

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ASSEMBLY BILL 374 (by Berg (D)): Assisted Suicide
This bill would allow doctors to give their terminal patients, if they request it, medication that would end their lives. This bill cheapens life and would encourage patients to end their lives. This bill also makes the elderly vulnerable to being pressured into ending their lives.

AB 374 would establish the so-called California Compassionate Choices Act, ensuring that

“…an adult who meets certain qualifications…suffering from a terminal disease would be able to make a request for medication prescribed pursuant to this bill to provide comfort with an assurance of peaceful dying if suffering becomes unbearable.”

It would also “…provide that action taken in accordance with the act shall not constitute suicide or homicide.” And, the bill would […provide immunity from civil or criminal liability or professional disciplinary action for participating in good faith compliance with this act.”

AB 374 is a despicable and misleading effort to make the reprehensible practice of physician-assisted legal. It should be opposed because it is a dishonest and contradictory attempt to establish active physician-assisted suicide and it perpetuates dangerous lies about euthanasia and tries to enshrine them in law.

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CONTACT MEMBERS OF THE
ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE TODAY!!
Ask them to VOTE NO on AB 14 & AB 374!!
Vote Can Happen Anytime After 9:00 AM!!
Legislator Name Phone Fax

Dave Jones, Chair (D) 916 319-2009 916 319 2109
Van Tran, Vice Chair (R) 916 319-2068 916 319 2168
Noreen Evans (D) 916 319-2007 916 319 2107
Mike Feuer (D) 916 319-2042 916 319 2142
Paul Krekorian (D) 916 319-2043 916 319 2143
John Laird (D) author of AB 14 916 319-2027 916 319 2127
Lloyd Levine (D) 916 319-2040 916 319 2140
Sally Lieber (D) 916 319-2022 916 319 2122
Anthony Adams (R) 916 319-2059 916 319 2159
Rick Keene (R) 916 319-2003 916 319 2103

For Assembly Judiciary Committee Members Websites and Emails please go to:
Websites

To find your State Assembly member directly click this link and then enter your zip code:
State Assembly member link

For State Assembly Member’s websites, to find local contact numbers, faxes and emails please go to:
State Assembly members websites

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Update: 3/28/07
This is the national bill:

ACTION ALERT

Pro-Homosexual/Drag Queen Hate Crimes Bill Will Move Quickly!
Begins to Lay the Legal Framework Whereby Bible-believing Pastors, Business Owners and Individuals can be Persecuted and Prosecuted.

It is vital that Bible-believing people immediately contact their U.S. Representative and Two (2) U.S. Senators.

We must defeat H.R. 1592, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007, by Congressman John Conyers, Democrat from Michigan, who is Judiciary Committee Chairman! Also, it is expected that Senator Ted Kennedy, Democrat from Massachusetts, will soon introduce similar legislation in the U.S. Senate.

Without your action, this anti-Christian legislation will pass -- under the guise of hate-crime prevention -- and accomplish the following homosexual goals:

Silence the Bible-believing Churches, Pastors and Christians
Criminalize so-called “hate speech,” – which is any speech that is critical of homosexuality or cross-dressing behaviors. The suppression of free speech will be justified by the claim that such speech “incites” individuals to commit violence against homosexuals, cross-dressers etc. Any remarks about homosexuality, such as reading Bible passages, preaching on these passages, telling a person they can come out of the homosexual lifestyle, etc. will be deemed critical remarks and will be ruled to be outside the bounds of First Amendment protections for pastors, business owners and individuals.

Elevate homosexuality and cross-dressing behaviors such as drag queens, transsexualism, she-males, etc. to the status of federally-protected minorities. These behaviors will be considered equal to race under the federal law.

Interfere with local law enforcement by elevating every alleged incident of “hate” against a homosexual or cross-dresser into a federal crime.
Fund anti-Christian curriculum for children K-12, through the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice to promote homosexuality and cross-dressing as normal behaviors.

The passage of H.R. 1592 will be a serious threat to free speech and freedom of religion. This so-called Hate Crimes Bill begins to lay the legal framework to persecute and prosecute those who refuse, for moral and religious reasons, to agree or teach their children that homosexuality, transgender, cross-dressing etc is normal and desirable.

Ultimately, a pastor’s sermon concerning homosexuality could be considered an incitement to violence and punished with a fine or prison.
This has already occurred in Sweden, Canada, and England and efforts are underway in Brazil to punish any person who speaks out against homosexuality.

8 comments:

ebsfwan said...

All hospitals in the state, even private religious hospitals, would be forced to explicitly adopt non-discrimination treatment policies listing “sexual orientation” and accepting homosexuality.

For the sake of argument let's assume that homosexuality is a sin:

What would Jesus say? Let he who is without sin get treatment?

Christinewjc said...

Andrew,

I guess you missed the private religious hospitals portion of the statement. You also missed the point that they would be forced to accept homosexual behavior as normal, natural and something that does not need to be repented of; which, according to the BIBLE which is God's Word which was told to us by Jesus himself in his own words to the Father, "Your Word is Truth."

Let's replace the sin of homosexuality with another sin. Abortion. What if religious hospitals (e.g. a Catholic hospital that views abortion as evil, sinful and murder) were forced to accept abortion as normal, natural and something that doesn't need to be repented of? What would Jesus say about that?

Let's replace the sin of homosexuality with another sin. Murder. What if religious hospitals were forced to accept murder as normal, natural and something that doesn't need to be repented of? What would Jesus say about that?

Sorry Andrew...you can't pick and choose your sins and turn them 180 degrees around, claiming that they no longer are sins anymore. God's Word is the final judge on that matter...not man's word.

ebsfwan said...

I really don't get what one's sexuality has to do with getting treatment.

If one is gay does one not qualify for treatment at a private religious hospital?

If one has divorced does one not qualify for treatment as a private religious hospital?

Christinewjc said...

Andrew,

It's not about treatment towards individuals, it's about treatment policies.

Can't say it any plainer than this:

“The ultimate goal of Conyers’ bill is to silence all opposition to the homosexual/transgender political agenda. So-called ‘hate speech’ will be suppressed because it supposedly incites individuals to violence against homosexuals/ transgenders. Defined by homosexuals, hate speech is any verbal or printed materials that criticize the normalization of sodomy in our culture. The goal is to undermine the First Amendment and persecute Christians who oppose homosexuality” said Lafferty.

Christinewjc said...

Pro-gay bullies pick up the pace

Christinewjc said...

ACTION ALERT
Pro-Homosexual/Drag Queen Hate Crimes Bill Will Move Quickly!
Begins to Lay the Legal Framework Whereby Bible-believing Pastors, Business Owners and Individuals can be Persecuted and Prosecuted.



It is vital that Bible-believing people immediately contact their U.S. Representative and Two (2) U.S. Senators.

We must defeat H.R. 1592, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007, by Congressman John Conyers, Democrat from Michigan, who is Judiciary Committee Chairman! Also, it is expected that Senator Ted Kennedy, Democrat from Massachusetts, will soon introduce similar legislation in the U.S. Senate.

Without your action, this anti-Christian legislation will pass -- under the guise of hate-crime prevention -- and accomplish the following homosexual goals:

Silence the Bible-believing Churches, Pastors and Christians


Criminalize so-called “hate speech,” – which is any speech that is critical of homosexuality or cross-dressing behaviors. The suppression of free speech will be justified by the claim that such speech “incites” individuals to commit violence against homosexuals, cross-dressers etc. Any remarks about homosexuality, such as reading Bible passages, preaching on these passages, telling a person they can come out of the homosexual lifestyle, etc. will be deemed critical remarks and will be ruled to be outside the bounds of First Amendment protections for pastors, business owners and individuals.


Elevate homosexuality and cross-dressing behaviors such as drag queens, transsexualism, she-males, etc. to the status of federally-protected minorities. These behaviors will be considered equal to race under the federal law.


Interfere with local law enforcement by elevating every alleged incident of “hate” against a homosexual or cross-dresser into a federal crime.


Fund anti-Christian curriculum for children K-12, through the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice to promote homosexuality and cross-dressing as normal behaviors.
The passage of H.R. 1592 will be a serious threat to free speech and freedom of religion. This so-called Hate Crimes Bill begins to lay the legal framework to persecute and prosecute those who refuse, for moral and religious reasons, to agree or teach their children that homosexuality, transgender, cross-dressing etc is normal and desirable.

Ultimately, a pastor’s sermon concerning homosexuality could be considered an incitement to violence and punished with a fine or prison.

This has already occurred in Sweden, Canada, and England and efforts are underway in Brazil to punish any person who speaks out against homosexuality.

(Go to original post for links)

Christinewjc said...

Many Well Publicized 'Hate Crimes' Were Staged

Christinewjc said...

Even more proof why such "hate crimes" bills are not needed. They can be used for fraudulent purposes to advance an agenda:

3-30-2007

Death Used to Bolster Hate-Crimes Bill Proves Accidental
from staff reports

Autopsy discredits family's account of what happened.

A suspicious death that was used to as a call to support a hate-crimes bill has turned out to be accidental.

Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., leveraged the death of 72-year-old Andrew Anthos, a gay-identified Detroit man, in calling for action on the legislation. On March 2, he told his colleagues in the Senate how someone "struck Anthos in the back with a metal pipe, leaving him critically injured, lying in the snow."

Anthos' family, the news media and many other politicians claimed he had been beaten by someone who yelled gay slurs. But an autopsy revealed this week that his death was caused by arthritis that led to a fall -- not an attack.

Despite the evidence, Sean Kosofsky with the Triangle Foundation, a gay-activist group in Michigan, said he remains steadfast in his belief that Anthos was beaten.

"We stick by the family wholeheartedly in still qualifying this crime as a hate crime," he told Family News in Focus.

Gary Glenn, president of the American Family Association of Michigan, said the equation is off balance.

“I don’t think there’s any question," he said. "There was a rush by those politicians who want to promote the homosexual agenda in the United States Congress to take these claims as being true.”

Amanda Banks, director of government affairs for Exodus International, said trumped up stories seem to be the norm in hate-crimes cases.

"It just pokes holes in their arguments, because they’re trying to make the case that additional hate-crimes legislation is needed and that funds are needed" she said. "If they need to use false anecdotes to bolster their case, I think it's more evidence that, in fact, this legislation is not needed.”

(Paid for by Focus on the Family Action)