Thursday, October 09, 2008

Colorado's Bible Ban Faces Court Challenge

The following article reveals the reason why anti-discrimination laws written in favor of homosexual behavior do much damage to freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom of association laws which are guaranteed by our United States Constitution.

The idea that homosexual persons should be shielded from ever "being offended" does not bode well with the aforementioned freedoms mentioned in the above paragraph, that were originally written into our Constitution by the Founding Fathers, are Constitutionally sound, and must not be squelched - no less taken away - by a kind of hyper-tolerance that homosexual activists and their supporters try to impose upon our nation.

FAITH UNDER FIRE
Colorado's Bible ban faces court challenge
Dems combine to banish 'anti-gay discrimination'


Excerpt:

"Section 8 of the bill makes it a crime to publish or distribute anything that is deemed a 'discrimination' against the homosexual and transsexual lifestyle," said a statement from the Christian Family Alliance.

Mark Hotaling, executive director for the Alliance, said the work of Gill and his homosexual lobby has been evident since Democrats took the majority position in the state legislature in 2004.

"But this is just so over the top," he said of the latest attack on biblical values.

He said initially supporters and even some opponents of the bill explained that there was an exception for churches and church organizations. However, lawmakers then attached to the bill a state "safety clause" which is supposed to deal with laws that are fundamental to protecting the lives of residents.

That, he said, simply stripped away any potential allowances for churches and church groups.

"Anyone who claims that there's an exception for churches really doesn't know the ins and outs of the bill," Hotaling told WND.

"So the religious exemption is purely window dressing and very deceptive," he said. "The Word of God literally now is banned, and that's a legitimate slam-dunk First Amendment issue there."

Also a horror is the provision for adults to be provided access to restrooms of their choice, he said.

The law "gives increased access for predators and cross-dressers to go into any bathroom they choose," he said. "The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children says predators prey on children where they have their greatest access."

What could better suit predators' purposes than the closed doors of public restrooms, he suggested.

He said his organization is working with Liberty Counsel to document the impact of the law, its provisions and what constitutional authority may be usurped by the state law.

"We're going to fight this thing," he said. "We're very confident that at least some aspects of SB200 will be thrown out, and perhaps the entire bill."

There have been no reports of prosecutions under the law yet.

"But it will happen," Hotaling said, "The danger is this legislation is not necessarily an individual complaint, but how it is weaved into the fabric of society. I heard … there are school districts in the state where elementary schools are trying to figure out how to implement unisex bathrooms."

The most important issue, he believes, is that churches keep preaching the Bible.

"If we're yelling anything from the rooftops, it's that pastors and churches should not stop preaching the Word of God and not to temper the Word out of fear," he said.
HT: WorldNetDaily

4 comments:

sh007r said...

OH MY GOD.
Thanks Christine for this info. I live in Colorado., I'm a native and my family has been here for 125+ years.

This is the worst thing I've seen since...well....obama.
But this is local and it simply can NOT set precedent for any other city/county/state/country.
I haven't even heard of this, I guess too wrapped up in obamanation, the ZERObama and his bitter half. This is what obama would do nationally, ban bibles.
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PRAY for us as we win our right for our bibles AND our free speech.

Carlotta said...

I'm following this case closely. Very interested to see the outcome. I can't even believe anyone would attempt to ban the bible in OUR COUNTRY!

Just a sign of the times...I know.

Christinewjc said...

Hi sh007r,

Yesterday, I was reading an article from Coral Ridge Ministries Impact newsletter on the topic of "hate crime" laws.

Excerpt:

Hate crime laws are as misleading as their name (almost all crimes are infected with anger or hate). At its core, the law threatens to derail the constitutional provision of equal protection under the law and to jettison the First Amendment rights of all Americans. It could also deal a crippling blow to Christians who stand up for their religious beliefs.

Recall the Matthew Shepard case. The terrible truth - widely used in the drive to pass hate crime legislation - is that he was murdered not because of his homosexuality, but in an attempt by two thugs to get money for drugs. The perpetrators received life imprisonment.

Bottom line. Hate Crimes legislation is constitutionally dubious and dangerous to religious liberties and freedom of speech. They are entirely unnecessary!

Christinewjc said...

Hi Carlotta,

Homosexual activists know that God's Word condemns their behavior. God's Word is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Not so with those who adhere to post-modern, politically correct, moral relativism that is being pushed upon the public in America today.

As long as there is a remnant of the faithful (born-again, Bible believing and following Christians), the ONLY way for homosexual activists to gain what they perceive as total acceptance (which is, in reality, bondage to their sin) is to try and use the courts to pass laws that will inevitably work towards banning the Bible.

We must continue to be diligent in opposing their dangerous tactics and methods.