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Tony Perkins Warns Fascist Pro-Gay Christians Are Committing Heresy: VIDEO

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Tony Perkins, the president of the hate group Family Research Council (FRC) has said Christians who make biblical arguments in favor of homosexuality are committing heresy, reports Right Wing Watch.

Frank BruniPerkins was reacting to a New York Times column by Frank Bruni (right) last weekend on the growing body of work arguing for Christian acceptance of homosexuality.

Arguing that the views of anti-gay groups are not shared by the majority of Christians, Bruni noted that “in the end, the continued view of gays, lesbians and bisexuals as sinners is a decision. It’s a choice. It prioritizes scattered passages of ancient texts over all that has been learned since — as if time had stood still, as if the advances of science and knowledge meant nothing.”

However, Perkins argued:

“Bruni grants no possibility that there is a rich, articulate, persuasive, and sound literature by Christian theologians demonstrating how clear and unchanging is the Bible's teaching on same-sex intimacy, marriage, and human sexuality in general.

"He is disinterested in such, and instead appeals to outliers like David Gushee and Matthew Vines. And in a particularly desperate move, he notes that the 'United Church of Christ, the Episcopal Church and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)' have all affirmed same-sex relationships.

"True, but these historic denominations are no longer mainstream. They are dying, becoming more like social clubs and liberal foundations than proclaimers of a faith delivered with clarity and finality, once for all.”

Perkins concluded with a (loving) stark warning for Bruni:

“We will not be ‘re-educated,’ nor will we be silent. We are not going away. We love you too much to affirm sin in any fashion. We condemn any vitriol you receive from those who, outraged by your dismissive and hostile column, call you names or worse. And we love you too much to reduce Christian faith to simply being ‘nice’ or affirming what the God of Creation and of the Bible says is un-affirmable.

“Sin is sin. Our sin. Your sin. God sets the standard, not us. His standard is not unclear or subjective or ambivalent.”

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Mike Huckabee Slams 'Phony' #RFRA Backlash, Says Gays Won't Stop Until There Are No More Churches: AUDIO

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Appearing on hate group Family Research Council’s “Washington Watch” on Wednesday, Mike Huckabee claimed that gay rights activists have turned the controversies surrounding ‘right to discriminate’ legislation in Arkansas and Indiana into a “phony crisis," reports Right Wing Watch.

Huckabee added that intolerant LGBT activism is like something out of George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984:

“It is a classic example of — really a page out of 1984, when what things mean are the opposite of what they really are. And that’s what I’m seeing here is that in the name of tolerance, there’s intolerance. In the name of diversity, there’s uniformity. In the name of acceptance, there’s true discrimination.”

Forgetting recent history, he went on to claim that unlike the gay community, conservative Christians would never boycott a business.

Host Tony Perkins in fairness interjected that he plans to boycott Walmart since the company is “taking a stand against religious freedom.”

Huckabee continued:

“There may come a day in which [Christian conservatives] realize how close they are to losing all of their freedoms. And maybe there will be a day in which every one of the believers of this nation, people of faith and even some people who aren’t necessarily Christian but they’re people of conscience and they’re people of fairness, and they’ll just say that we will have a national boycott of the following businesses, and let’s just see if they really feel that they are taking the right position.”

Listen, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Lamba Legal, ACLU, NCAA, Tony Perkins and More React to Proposed 'Fix' to Indiana 'Religious Freedom' Law

Reactions to a proposed "fix" to Indiana's "religious freedom" bill are rolling in, with right-wingers understandably furious that the amendment now explicitly prevents the law from being used to discriminate against LGBT individuals.

LGBT organizations, meanwhile, are saying the proposal doesn't go far enough and are pushing to ensure LGBT Hoosiers are protected from discrimination statewide. 

Said Jennifer C. Pizer, National Director of Lambda Legal's Law and Policy Project:

Pizer"This bill reduces the threat but is far less than this situation requires. It recognizes there are problems, but does not fix it as LGBT Hoosiers and others urgently need. Now that there's broad public understanding that gay and transgender people in much of Indiana are terribly vulnerable to arbitrary discrimination by businesses, refusal of housing, and being fired just for being who they are--and even Gov. Pence has agreed that that is wrong--that unacceptable situation requires a full solution. We've provided multiple options of straightforward bill language. This is not a complicated or novel task. Many states have done it with only positive results economically and socially. The time is now. America is watching.

"Indiana's RFRA is an ill-conceived law that invites religiously motivated refusals to comply with laws that protect everyone. The state's elected leadership today has taken one step to reduce these refusal problems by amending the RFRA to ensure compliance with civil rights laws. Now they need to complete the fix by actually providing those basic protections that LGBT people need to be equal and safe in the Hoosier State, and by further amending RFRA to prevent it from being used to excuse any harm to other people.

"The local voices, organizations as well as national business and government leaders who have been insisting on a full and proper response in Indiana are right. This job should be finished before this legislative session ends and Governor Pence leaves on vacation if state leadership wants to show their claims about opposing discrimination are sincere.

HRC said the proposed fix "falls far short of adding non-discrimination protections for LGBT Hoosiers to the state's civil rights laws, and future legislative sessions have an obligation to return to fix both the RFRA and this glaring hole in Indiana's laws protecting their own citizens."

Said Freedom Indiana campaign manager Katie Blair:

Fi“These changes represent an important step forward. They fall short in many ways, and our work is far from over.

“Statewide nondiscrimination protections for LGBT Hoosiers still do not exist, meaning discrimination is still legal in most of the state.

“Businesses in Indiana, and many other employers looking to do business with our state, have made it clear that the state must pass a statewide nondiscrimination law that protects all Hoosiers from discrimination and ensures that Indiana is seen as a welcoming place to visit and do business.

The ACLU expressed a similar view, saying:

"The events in Indiana over the last week represent a dramatic change in the way our country reacts to discrimination hiding under the guise of religion.

The Indiana legislature and the governor made a terrible and dangerous mistake, and they were met with widespread condemnation and a backlash that has hurt their state’s reputation and its economy.

The outcry – from businesses, religious organizations, community leaders, and millions of people inside Indiana and around the country – forced a change to the law.

Because of these changes, the harm of the law has been lessened, but there remain significant problems that must be addressed.

With these amendments, the RFRA cannot be used as a defense in some kinds of discrimination cases. That’s a major improvement. But it still poses a risk that it can be used to deny rights to others, including in education, access to health care, and other aspects of people’s lives. While this is one piece of the solution, it is incomplete. Religious freedom is important, but it doesn’t give anyone the right to impose their beliefs on others, discriminate, or cause harm.

This national conversation has shined a light on the fact that Indiana – as well as 27 other states – do not have statewide nondiscrimination protections for gay and transgender people, meaning that discrimination is still legal in most of the country. 

NCAA President Mark Emmert said the association is "very pleased" with the #RFRA revisions but failed to speak out on the growing push to secure state-wide LGBT non-discrimination protections.  

FRC hate leader Tony Perkins, meanwhile, is calling on Gov. Mike Pence to veto the fix:

Perkins"On the eve of Good Friday, Big Business is encouraging elected leaders to take the silver over religious freedom.This new proposal guts the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and empowers the government to impose punishing fines on people for following their beliefs about marriage. Religious freedom should not be held hostage by Big Business. Big Business is now putting religious freedom in a worse place than before RFRA was signed into law. Gutting RFRA in this manner would put people of faith in the crosshairs of government discrimination as never before. Far from being a 'clarification,' this would gut religious freedom in Indiana. Religious freedom doesn't need a 'fix.' This proposal would force religious businesses and even nonprofits deemed 'not religious enough' to participate in wedding ceremonies contrary to their owners' beliefs. If the government punishes people for living their faith, there are no limits to what government can control. We urge the governor to veto this measure that will be used by the government to bring financial ruin on people like florist Barronelle Stutzman, bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein, and wedding photographer Elaine Huguenin."

Heritage Foundation's Ryan T. Anderson, who recently duked it out with Dan Savage over #RFRA, is similarly displeased:

AndersonIt is important to note that this fix does not create new sexual orientation and gender identity privileges in Indiana; it says that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act cannot protect citizens from existing (municipal) Indiana sexual orientation and gender identity laws and ensuing coercion from government.

In other words, it eliminates any balancing test for sexual liberty and religious liberty. It says sexual orientation should trump religious liberty. That’s bad policy.

All citizens should oppose unjust discrimination, but sexual orientation and gender identity laws are not the way to achieve that goal. Sexual orientation and gender identity laws threaten fundamental First Amendment rights. These laws create new, subjective protected classes that will expose employers to unimaginable liability, and would increase government interference in labor markets in ways that could harm the economy.

Bryan Fischer is upset too:

 


Former New England Patriots Player Craig James Says Same-Sex Marriage Is The Work Of Satan: LISTEN

Former New England Patriots player Craig James has said that sports teams urging the Supreme Court to legalize same sex marriage is the work of Satan, reports OutSports.

6a00d8341c730253ef01b7c7203bd7970b-800wiAlong with San Francisco Giants, Tampa Bay Rays, other sports franchises and 379 businesses, the Patriots have signed onto an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to provide for marriage equality.

Speaking on the "Washington Watch" radio program, hosted by Family Research Council leader Tony Perkins, James said “if I were a current player in that locker room and my livelihood depended on me being quiet or losing it because of my belief system, I worry, I wonder. So, that’s Satan working on us.”

James is no stranger to anti-gay vitriol. In 2013, he was fired from Fox Sports after a video emerged of him making anti-gay comments during an unsuccessful run for in the Texas GOP Primary for U.S. Senate.

Listen to the interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Family Research Council Plans Another Anti-Gay Hatefest In Houston Next Week

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For the second time in four months, the Family Research Council will host an anti-gay hatefest at a Houston megachurch next week. 

Back in November, FRC staged an "I Stand Sunday" rally in response to the city of Houston's decision to subpoena the sermons of pastors as part of its defense of an Equal Rights Ordinance. 

SummitNext week's two-day event, the "National Stand Summit," reportedly is designed exclusively for pastors and will be held at the same venue, Grace Community Church. Speakers at the National Stand Summit will include GOP presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee, reality TV star Josh Duggar, Fox News commentator Todd Starnes, FRC President Tony Perkins, FRC radio host Craig James and fired Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, among others.  

The event is being promoted by the US Pastor Council, which led opposition to Equal Rights Ordinances in Houston and Plano. In both cases, the cities rejected the Pastor Council's petitions seeking to overturn the ordinances. In Houston, the Pastor Council filed suit, and that case is pending. 

 


Conservative Radio Host: Discriminating Against Gays Helps Protect Them From Getting Stoned To Death - VIDEO

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Anti-gay activist Dana Loesch, the editor-in-chief of Andrew Breitbart's BigJournalism.com, has said that failure to protect the “right” of Christians to discriminate against people in public accommodations will lead to gay people being stoned to death on the streets, reports Right Wing Watch.

Appearing on a CPAC panel on religious liberty last weekend along with Republican Rep. Randy Neugebauer and Tony Perkins, the leader of listed hate group the Family Research Council, Loesch made the bizarre connection between the right to discriminate and the potential murder of gay people, saying:

"You don't have to be a Christian to be affected by loss of religious liberty, because if one liberty is taken, more liberties will be taken.

“If I'm not speaking up [while] you're losing rights then what will happen to me when the day comes, if someone comes to me? What if you're stoned for walking out in the street for being gay? I mean, come on, that's where the conversation needs to go.”

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