Judicial Benchmarks: Hate Crimes Law Challenged

The Michigan-based Thomas More Law Center is challenging the constitutionality of the federal Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009, which was attached to defense authorization legislation last fall. The bill adds gender disorientation or identity to the list of protected minorities, which in turn means stiffer penalties for crimes committed against these “special” classes of victims. The plaintiffs are three pastors and the president of the American Family Association of Michigan, who “take a strong public stand against the homosexual agenda, which seeks to normalize disordered sexual behavior that is contrary to Biblical teaching,” the Law Center said in a news release.

According to CNS News, “The lawsuit alleges that the new law violates the plaintiffs’ rights to freedom of speech, expressive association, and free exercise of religion protected by the First Amendment, and it violates the equal protection guarantee of the Fifth Amendment. The lawsuit also alleges that Congress lacked authority to enact the legislation under the Tenth Amendment and the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution.”

The Patriot Post records the above information. Looking throught the news reports and speeches from the President it is evident that most in our government support homosexuality as an acceptable lifestyle along with all benefits of a legal marriage. They do not want to hear what the scriptures say on the subject, or disregard it completely. Is it accurate to disregard God when deciding our nations laws? Our founding Fathers didn’t think so or they would have written the Constitution, Bill of Rights, etc. to so reflect. It’s time to tell our leaders to let the scriptures guide their decisions.

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The Unexpected

Have you heard the saying “life comes at you fast”? Usually that statement refers to some unexpected event or tradegy in ones life. Unfortunately, that is the way life is, unpredictable. The scriptures point out this fact, and warn that we should be prepared for the unexpected. The rich man thought since he had barns full of goods he would just relax, but life came at him fast, and he died. He failed to include God in his plans which was a fatal mistake. The five foolish virgins planned on going to a wedding, but life came at them fast when the bridegroom was delayed. They had not prepared by taking extra oil. Those who were prepared for a delay were taken into the wedding, and the door closed while the foolish were away buying oil.

Life, death, the judgement, are all things the bible says we need to take seriously, because their arrival can, and most likely will, be sudden. If they come at you fast will you be prepared or out buying oil?

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A God Like That

Sometimes after a tragedy in their lives, people blame God and say, “I don’t want to serve a God like that.” In other words, if God doesn’t do everything the way they desire, they will take their ball and go home.

God shouldn’t allow sickness in my family. God shouldn’t allow my children to be hurt or killed by a drunken driver. God shouldn’t let me lose my job. I prayed about this and my wife died anyway. Often, the people who make those statements are not even trying to serve God but still blame Him for tragedy and problems in their lives. Sometimes those sentiments are expressed by Christians who are overcome by sorrow, guilt or anger and blame the One they need most.

From where do the trials of life come? Why do we die? Is there a reason for all this, or is God just sitting on His throne in heaven being mean?

The fact is that we brought death upon ourselves (Gen. 3:3), and we all die because we all sin (Rom. 3:23). When a dear one dies, God is not punishing us, nor is it His fault, so why blame Him? As sad as it is, death is a part of this life and of the order of things set long ago by God. The only thing that will be accomplished by those who do not want to serve “a God like that” is a death they do not want (Rev. 20:14,21:8).

But why did God tell us to pray if he was not going to do what we asked? That’s dishonest. I don’t want to serve a God like that. Is God a liar? Did He say one thing and do another? What do the scriptures really say in comparison to what we sometimes make them say or want them to say?

Obviously, we are encouraged to pray. Here are just a few of the many scriptures that teach us so:

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God (Phil. 4:6).

Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving (Col. 4:2).

Pray without ceasing (I Thess. 5:17).

Confess [your] faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much (Jas. 5:16).

But, the scriptures do not promise unconditional answers:

For the eyes of the Lord [are] over the righteous, and His ears [are open] unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord [is] against them that do evil (I Pet. 3:12).

And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask any thing according to His will, He heareth us (Jno. 5:14), But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering — Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume [it] upon your lusts (Jas. 1:6, 4:3).

I don’t know the mind of God or how He determines answers to prayers. That is for God to know. I do know that our part in prayer is to: (1) be faithful, or – righteous; (2) ask in faith and trust; (3) ask according to His will. It will do us little good to ask Him to violate His own laws. God is always fair in His decisions. We can blame him if we want, but that will only accomplish His just judgment of punishment upon us.

As for me, I want to serve a God like that.

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There’s nothing “gay” about gender-disorientation pathology

There’s nothing “gay” about gender-disorientation pathology
By Mark Alexander · Friday, June 2, 2006

It’s that time of year again, when many unsuspecting American families travel to one of the nation’s favorite family-theme parks only to find themselves at the epicenter of cultural degradation. This week, hordes of extroverted homosexuals congregated in Orlando at Disney’s Pleasure Island for the annual exercise in societal entropy they call “Gay Days at Disney.” Fortunately, the gaudy and lurid displays of sexual deviance at Disney are not typical of the public etiquette maintained by most homosexuals.

Our forefathers understood “gay” to mean “licentious, lacking moral restraints, leading a debauched or dissolute life.” The “Gay ’90s,” for example, was a decade the sagacious Mark Twain dubbed “The Gilded Age” — an era of unmitigated opulence and unrestrained immorality exercised by a subculture of the elite. Now, in the current vernacular of the fashionably PC, “gay” alludes to “homosexual” and therefore evokes the words of that inimitable American philosopher Yogi Berra: “This is like deja vu all over again.”

They may call it “gay,” but it’s not. Indeed, today’s “gay” culture is equally dissolute, and its agenda is anathema to the bedrock institution of our past, present and future — the American family.

Of course, homosexuality is not the most insidious of social trends that undermine the continuity of the traditional family — the essential governing unit and innate building block of natural society. That unfortunate distinction is reserved for those who divorce — particularly men who abandon their responsibility as husbands and fathers.

Concerns about divorce and its consequential degradation of social and moral order are not new. As Founding Father John Adams wrote, “The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families. … How is it possible that Children can have any just Sense of the sacred Obligations of Morality or Religion if, from their earliest Infancy, they learn their Mothers live in habitual Infidelity to their fathers, and their fathers in as constant Infidelity to their Mothers?”

What is new is the vast number of fatherless children in America, kids who have been largely abandoned by their biological fathers, and the incalculable burden that places on them and society. One deleterious outcome associated with some of these broken and dysfunctional families, in addition to the life sentence they serve trying to sort out the rejection issues, is the absence of a healthy sexual identity — particularly in boys who have not been fathered properly. This identity void can result in lifetime pursuit of homosexual approval.

Though divorce, unlike homosexuality, lacks a well funded and well organized advocacy movement attempting to normalize it (divorce lawyers notwithstanding), it isn’t difficult to connect the dots between dysfunctional families and homosexuality.

To understand fully the homosexual subculture and its aggressive social agenda, then, one must gain some rational insight into the pathology of homosexual behavior. Unfortunately, there are few comprehensive treatises on the subject that inspire rational discourse — as opposed to emotive rants.

A few years ago, the most learned debates over the ordination of a homosexual cleric as Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire revealed that not only the Episcopal clergy and laity needed assistance understanding this issue, but the Christian Church as a whole needed clarity. Indeed our whole society needs a better, and in some cases more compassionate, understanding of homosexual pathology.

Consequently, The Patriot has just published The Homosexual Agenda and The Christian Response on line, a comprehensive yet concise review of gender-disorientation pathology. It’s an essay that anyone, inside or outside the Church, making a psychological, theological or social argument concerning homosexuality, should read.

The real value of this landmark report’s substance is not measured in the accolades from conservatives around the world who have reviewed it, but in the unguarded praise it has received from homosexuals (including some activists), who responded that, for the first time, they have been able to comprehend, with the help of this analysis, both the Christian theological and conservative social perspective and objections, without feeling personally attacked.

Every American family is under assault from many quarters, one of the most menacing being the challenge to traditional sexual morality. The Homosexual Agenda and The Christian Response, provides context for understanding sexual deviancy and addresses the familial origins and pathology of such deviance, the political, cultural and social “normalization” agenda of homosexual practitioners, the conflict this agenda has created within the Christian Church, and an appropriate Christian response.

High on the homosexual political agenda list is same-sex marriage. President Bush announced this week his support for a Constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman. While we would support such an amendment, we believe that if the President is going to use what is left of his political capital to mobilize a national movement to amend our Constitution, there are much more important amendments to consider, starting with one mandating [a balanced federal budget| http://PatriotPetitions.US/intro.asp?id=16%5D (just as most states require a balanced state budget).

That debate aside, if you’re interested in healthy marriages and families, the consequences of broken families and the potential implications of a largely unabated homosexual agenda on the next generation of our children, take a few minutes to read The Homosexual Agenda and The Christian Response — regardless of your theological orientation.

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Purpose Defined

Accuracy is defined as follows. The condition or quality of being true, correct, or exact; freedom from error or defect; precision or exactness; correctness. Although most believe that God is not concerned with accuracy when it come to obeying Him, and that all one has to do is believe, that concept is foreign to the inspired word (Mt.7:21) Accuracy in Religion will be examining the many actions, laws, political decisions, and religious teachings compared with the holy scriptures. Let it be know from the beginning we believe the scriptures are inspired writings, and relay God’s will for man (II Timothy 3:16,17). Your questions and comments are welcome, but must not contain crude or vulgar language.

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