Skip to comments.OREGON: Govt. official: those who resist “gay” marriage must be “rehabilitated”
Posted on 08/19/2013 2:03:02 AM PDT by markomalley
"Hold high the great red banner of Mao Zedong Thought--thoroughly smash the rotting counterrevolutionary revisionist line in literature and art" - 1967
During the Cultural Revolution in China (1966-1976 the time when the greatest damage was being done in the name of the Spirit of Vatican II) people were bullied into rejection of the sì jiù, the Four Olds: Old Customs, Old Culture, Old Habits, and Old Ideas. The Four Olds were equated with monsters and demons, cow ghosts and snake spirits, that had to be purged.
The conforming hoards, taken up in a frenzy of fear and zeal, marched in the streets chanting slogans, pasting up posters, such as Beat down the bad elements!, Beat down Jesus following!, Beat down the counter revolutionists!.
Those who were perceived usually through denunciation to adhere to the Four Olds, counter-revolutionists, were seized. The lucky ones were forced into public self-criticism, humiliation, physical abuse and re-education. The less lucky were killed. Many intellectuals (just about any with more than a high school education) were sent to re-education camps in the country-side where they were educated by the purer proletariat through forced-labor and more self-criticism and abuse.
I read sometime today at the site of the National Organization for Marriage:
Oregon Official Says Bakers Who Support Traditional Marriage Need Rehabilitation
Despite the fact that Oregon bakers saw a huge boom in business after standing up for their belief in marriage (proving that many other Oregonians feel the same way), Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian says the state governments goal is to rehabilitate them:
A lesbian couple filed a formal complaint against Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Portland after the owners Aaron and Melissa Klein declined on the basis of their Christian faith to provide services for a lesbian wedding.
To say that this couple needs to be rehabilitated for believing and practicing the values on which this nation was founded is entirely beyond the pale, says [Tim Wildmon, president of the American Family Association].
This sounds like Stalinist Russia or China under Mao, where those who thought for themselves were forced under government coercion into re-education camps. This is not the America that was given to us by our Founders.
Matt Barber [vice president of Liberty Counsel Action] says the rehabilitation remark connotes some kind of ailment, mental illness or physical ailment. You know, we rehabilitate criminals, he explains. Are they saying that Christianity is criminal here and we have to rehabilitate those who embrace the Christian sexual ethic? Thats what this official in Oregon is saying.
Wildmon wonders what might follow if the bakery owners refuse to be rehabilitated. -One News Now
Please say a prayer for Archbishop Alex Sample, who has the heavy pastoral mandate in the Archdiocese of Portland.
Lets be clear about something: we are not yet being truly persecuted, in the strong, physical sense. We are not in N. Korea or China. Our churches are not yet being systematically burned, as in Egypt. Our priests and bishops are not yet being hunted down and disappeared.
But the storm clouds are gathering. Soft-persecution is rising.
Pò sì jiù!
The Fascists are even trying to hide their true selves anymore. Unbelievable.
progressives can't help themselves. it's in their nature
we've let them bred far too long
The ones who demanded tolerance for so long, now show themselves as fascists
The beatings will continue until morale improves ..."
Next come the reeducation camps?
they demanded ‘tolerance’ in order to wedge their political mantra into the American psyche. they had to, as conservative thought is rooted in tradition which leaves no room for untested, experimental notions
now that they’ve attained a level of success.. they need to shut down any opposition to insure their mantra doesn’t backslide
The issue is not “gay marriage” because the ultimate plan is to use the redefinition of marriage to control people in general and churches in particular.
Its a sideways-backdoor approach to achieve the goals of a totalitarian state.
In Communist-Nazi states the church was forced to conform to the state or else it was illegal.
The promoters of homosexuality (perversion) are guilty of child abuse, and should be imprisoned.
This Bureau of Labor and Industry has been burying legitimate complaints filed with them.
Clear example of classic hypocrisy.
Yeah right, come here sodomist, I’ve got your rehabilition right here!
This American will never give in and allow the perverts to destroy our great Nation.........
The American people, and especially those in western OR, will never understand truth, justice, and the American way.
Reeducation camps are already out there; they are just not in view yet. But remember the American people have been voting for all this liberalism since FDR with a few minor and very short-lived interruptions.
22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.”
23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”
24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.
25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”
27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.”
28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”
Damn straight. I’ve got a few buckshots for these clowns.
I’ll be going to Oregon soon for a Christian conference, and will have to pick the vendors I choose to do business with very carefully.
I wonder if Sweet Cakes is on my route so that I can buy a round of cakes for the group?
First They Came for the Jews
First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the Communists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left
to speak out for me.
~Pastor Martin Niemöller
Community and individuality are not opposites. People cannot survive on their own. When the odds are stacked against you, you must rally with the oppressed and hated.
When a growing oppressive regime is taking hold, you must act, otherwise you will soon face your enemy alone and hopeless.
Strength of community is a strength as much as individualism, as long you are willing to face weaknesses in your own community. Ignoring slacking values will mean that you will be rallied against by those you oppress.
Niemöller affirms we must rally against unhealthy organized regimes. We must also stay vigilant with those that appear to be good natured, as all organisation attracts corruption. Niemöller also warns us that if it is you who are corrupt, then you will face a stronger combined force of foe!
Here's the thing - Are all the people of Oregon supposed to ignore the state constitution, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman? Yes we voted for that and it is what a majority of Oregonians decided. I don't think it said except churches and bakeries who shall adhere to exactly the opposite under threat of re-education.
We do not abide the recent Supreme Court decision, which applies only to the goverment.
Politics is the last contested battlefield of our culture war, for only through politics can the new cult, a militant and intolerant secularist faith that will abide no other, impose its values on us.
But how, then, does it avail us to withdraw from politics, to retreat, to give up? Where do we go? What shall we do?
We cannot quit. We can no more walk away from the culture war than we could walk away from the Cold War. For the culture war is at its heart a religious war about whether God or man shall be exalted, whose moral beliefs shall be enshrined in law, and what children shall be taught to value and abhor. With those stakes, to walk away is to abandon your post in time of war.
Judgementalism and intolerence have been judged, and will not be tolerated.