Monthly Archives: March 2015

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Laws Target Christians

 

The masked man rides again.  In the name of fairness Non-Discrimination Laws are discriminatory.  This is nothing less than a weapon against Christians.  Christians are being terrorized with law suits, fines and the threat of jail for not giving up their freedom of religion.

Under these type laws, society is change externally to cause change internally.  The American society is not headed in the direction of the gay agenda fast enough on its own.  Therefore, they chose to circumvent the marketplace of ideals and nudge us with police powers; in other words a stick and a gun.  Do not be deceived with the equality and fairness rhetoric.  All this really means when you get down to the brass tacks is that they want same sex marriage, which destroys marriage.  To redefine marriage is to destroy marriage.

 

Courage and Obedience Required

Many pastors are unaware of election laws as it relates to the Church. If someone calls you and threatens to report you to the IRS for placing a Yes on Question 1 sign in front of your church, put another one out. The bullies are out in force and using terror as a weapon. The dirty little secret is that NO CHURCH has ever lost its tax exempt status since the infamous 1954 Johnson amendment of the IRS code. This paper tiger has been roaring ever since causing untold damage to the cause of Christ. This toothless tiger has been gumming the Church into submission.

Every case where the IRS has taken a church to court has been withdrawn before the judge can make a ruling. They cannot afford to have their unconstitutional super weapon exposed. They know what will happen if 450,000 churches become unleashed into the political market place. Nevertheless, we should all be like the Apostle Paul and consider that it’s better to obey God rather than man. Even under the IRS code, both pastors and the Church have much latitude to operate politically. Go to the following links to familiarize yourselves with the law. You will be pleasantly surprised and your city will thank you.

Salt and Light Needed in Springfield

Churches can legally support Ballot Initiatives by giving money, encouraging voters, and preaching from the pulpit on political issues that impact the Church.  Many Pastors are unaware of the amount of legal latitude they have as it relates to being involved politically.

The Alliance Defending Freedom has approved some guidelines that should empower the pulpit to launch Christians into impacting the market place.   I strongly encourage pastors to support the ballot initiative Yes ON Question 1 on April 7. This law negatively impacts the lives and businesses of Christian people and churches in Springfield, MO. Click on link below for Church guidelines.

Legal Guide: What Can Churches Legally Do Action Points

  • Donate as a church and encourage others to give
  • Encourage the Yes On Question 1 vote
  • Send email reminders to your congregation the day before the election and on election day, April 7th
  • Call for volunteers (sign up at info@cupasalt.org) or call 417-812-6141.

Send checks to:

Yes On Question 1

610-A E.Battlefield #109

Springfield, MO 65807

Click  Donate to contribute online to Yes on Question 1

Springfield’s SOGI Law Could Land you in Jail

This is the link to General Ordinance # 6141, also known as the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity ordinance.  http://www1.springfieldmo.gov/bills_pdfs/ORD6141.pdf

I have highlighted certain portions that I found particularly troubling.   My comments on line 11-13, I find that the Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights is (charged with fostering mutual understanding and respect is laughable. In my research of Human Rights Commissions, I find very radical homosexual advocacy groups imbedded within them, and in most cases directing their activities.  These groups are extremely hostile towards Christians and they are in charge of making sure we all behave.   11 WHEREAS, the Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community 12 Relations (“Commission”) is charged with fostering mutual understanding and respect 13 while preventing discrimination among all communities in Springfield;

In line 424 refers you to Sec.62-133 of the penalty part of the City Code, which refers you to Section 1-7, which I listed below.  A conviction for maintaining your right of conscience and property rights are fines and imprisonment.   Penalty section of General Ordinance 6141 below. (Pay close attention to section1-7) Continue reading

Volunteers Needed

Yes on Question 1 committee need volunteers.  Let’s repeal city ordinance #6141. Volunteers, call for details 417-812-6141. The Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity is a bad law.

Family Research Council Engages the Battle in Springfield

As many of you know, Springfield will be deciding on April 7 if it will grant transgenders the right to enter the bathroom of their choosing. What comes along with that right is protection from those who take offense. If you complain, you can be cited for discrimination. The fine can be up to $1,000 per day and 180 days in jail with possible civil action, resulting in losing your property. This is not hyperbolic; it’s real!

Currently there are about twenty pastors and community leaders who publicly support this ungodly law. Since this fringe group is outspoken and mainstream pastors are reluctant to speak out, they appear to represent the Church. I have talked to many Christians who are discouraged that their position has not been challenged. This must change and this is your chance to come together as the true and mainstream Christian representatives of God on this issue.

The Family Research Council will be conducting a meeting for pastors and Christian community leaders in Springfield on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at the Double Tree Inn from 9am-2pm. There is no charge and a free lunch will be served. It is very important that you register at the following link . Click on the Springfield Regional Pastor’s Briefing.

Some confirmed and invited speakers include:

•Lt. General (Ret.) William G. “Jerry” Boykin, Executive Vice President, Family Research Council

•Joe Ortwerth, Executive Director, Missouri Family Policy Council

•Eddie Bumpers, Pastor, Crossway Baptist Church

•Mark Gonzales, Executive Director of National Black Robe Regiment

•Charles Flowers, Pastor, Faith Outreach

•David Welch, Houston Area Pastors Council

•Dee Wampler, Esq., Attorney, Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joseph Passanise, ADF Allied Attorney

•Randy Wilson, National Field Director, Family Research Council

•Dr. Kenyn Cureton, VP of Church Ministries, Family Research Council

Kentucky Company Attacked for Declining Business of Homosexual Group

Monday, 02 April 2012

Written by Dave Bohon

A T-shirt company in Lexington, Kentucky, is facing the wrath of a local homosexual activist contingent after the business politely passed on producing T-shirts for the city’s “gay pride” festival. On March 26, Lexington’s Gay and Lesbian Services Organization (GLSO) filed a discrimination complaint against the family-owned company, Hands On Originals, alleging that the firm had bid on producing the shirts, but when it was selected its owners changed their minds, explaining that their Christian values made them unable to fill the order for the “gay”-themed apparel.

“This wouldn’t be acceptable to do to a black group,” Paul Brown, chairman of Lexington’s Pride Festival, told the community’s local NBC news affiliate. “This wouldn’t be acceptable to do to a Jewish group, and because of the fairness ordinance it’s unacceptable to do it to a gay group.”

The official discrimination complaint filed with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission reads: “On or about March 8, 2012, members of the GLSO were told that our Pride Festival t-shirt printing quote would not be honored due Continue reading