Skip to comments.U.S. Church Sermons Being 'Monitored' for Anti-Homosexual Views
Posted on 07/30/2004 11:41:14 PM PDT by cpforlife.org
U.S. Church Sermons Being 'Monitored' for Anti-Homosexual Views
American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood and the National Education Association behind harrasment
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2004 (http://www.LifeSiteNews.com) -The head of the Christian Seniors Association (CSA) asked U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft to investigate reported harassment of churches in Kansas and Missouri.
CSA Executive Director James Lafferty said a report by the Associated Press and the website of a group calling itself The Mainstream Coalition says it has over 100 members who "monitor" sermons and worship at targeted churches.
Lafferty said he has delivered letters to Attorney General Ashcroft and to the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division asking that federal agents be dispatched to Kansas and Missouri to observe the coalition's activities against churches there.
"Churches in those states are being strong-armed and pushed around because of their beliefs," said Lafferty in a press release. "We want those religious citizens to get the protection they are promised in the Constitution. It is time somebody pushed back at the liberal bullies."
"This is harassment, pure and simple," he said. "Churches in Kansas and Missouri which oppose homosexual marriage go to the top of the coalition's target list for some 'monitoring.'"
The Mainstream Coalition calls itself a political watchdog, saying they monitor sermons for evidence of pastors endorsing specific political candidates -- which is against the law according to the Internal Revenue Service. In fact, the Mainstream Coalition's website reveals its leftist agenda of pro-abortion support, homosexual activism, and anti-prayer in schools, among others. Many of the members of the Mainstream Coalition are current or former members of the American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood and the National Education Association.
"They don't want to monitor anything; they are there to intimidate pastors and worshippers." Lafferty said. "Christians shouldn't be forced to surrender any of their rights as citizens including the right to public worship and the right to express sincerely-held religious beliefs."
Visit the Mainstream Coalition web-site: http://www.mainstreamcoalition.com/
It's looking more like another Civil War will be waged in our land. Perhaps bloodier than the first.
The Anti-Christ Anti-Life Anti-Family Anti-American forces are gaining strength and will not stop till they are the only ones left. Them or us.
There are also leftist groups monitoring churches for any sign of conservative political activity. Liberal activity is fine with them. Conservative ones will make them ask the IRS to investigate.
Taglines have reasons.
Another pinger. Looks worse and worse.
IM(not so)HO, people in a house of worship who are merely spying and infiltrating, with no sincere desire to worship, should be ejected. It's not a mall or a public street.
I doubt the Mainstream Coalition will monitor Je$$e Jackson and John Kerry when they campaign in liberal oriented churches.
Nice pun. :)
And I would add..Anti-Life, Anti-Human Being, Anti-Civilization, and Anti-Happiness, just for a few..
If this sort of oppression continues there will
be civil war (as if there isn't already) in America.
There are many people who have had enough of
homosexuals and their resentments.
On another thread (about the Swedish pastor Ake Green, who was sentenced to 2 months' hard time for preaching the bible), I warned that this was coming to the US as well. It would appear that it is already well on the way.
I have my doubts as to the number of folks who would really be willing to take the step that those who founded this nation did back in 1776. I hope that my perception is mistaken.
This group does not monitor black churches.
We need to just change the law and unshackle the churches to be able to JUST SPEAK.
.....the part the left seems to get wrong, every time.
The KS Attorney General has attempted to clarify what the IRS regulations really say instead what the Mainstream Coalition thinks is law.
"Churches learn IRS do's, don'ts (The Truth Liberals Want Concealed)"
Big Brother is watching you...courtesy of the ACLU.
WorldNetDaily.com: "PASTOR GETS PRISON FOR SERMON Sentenced to Month in Jail for Offending Homosexuals" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Green had described homosexuality as "abnormal, a horrible cancerous tumor in the body of society" in a 2003 sermon.") (July 8, 2004) (Read More...)
What happened to "separation of church and state"? They want the church to stay out of the state's business but they want the state to step into the church's business. Hypocrites.
Jesus said: "And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore, they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder." -from THE BIBLE: Matthew 19:4-6
"Taglines have reasons."
Or do WE have taglines for a reason. Check mine out, please.
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