Report: Govt Hostile Towards Christians
Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:36 AM
A new report by the Family Research Council and the Liberty Institute claims that there's been a rising pattern of hostility toward Christians in America over the past decade.
The 140-page "Survey of Religious Hostility in America," prepared by the Liberty Institute and the Family Research Council, highlighted more than 600 examples illustrating what it characterized as religious animosity shown by judges, government bureaucrats, schools and secular groups. From ObamaCare mandates that force religious entities to pay for contraception, to children being punished for uttering prayers in school, the report's findings shocked even those who commissioned it.
“It’s a conflict of world views," Tony Perkins, president of Family Research Council, told FoxNews.com. "These groups want people to check their faith at the door of the public square.”
Among the examples listed in the survey:
Matthew Reynolds, valedictorian for HLV Junior-Senior High School in Victor, Iowa, was told he had to give a 'secular' speech after he wished to attribute his success to his faith in Jesus Christ during his graduation speech.
A cross was removed from a veterans' memorial in San Diego, after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit held that the memorial was unconstitutional.
.Dr. Frank Turek, a Cisco employee, was fired for expressing his views on traditional marriage in his book, even though he never voiced his religious opinions at work.
Samantha Schulz, 8, was barred from singing "Kum Ba Yah" at a Boys and Girls Club in Port Charlotte, Fla., because the song included the words "Oh, Lord."
Catherina Lorena Cenzon-DeCarlo, a nurse at Manhattan's Mount Sinai Hospital, was forced to participate in a late-term abortion against her religious convictions, and was threatened with job termination and loss of license.
The goal of the report is to raise awareness of these incidents to promote the appointment of judges "who are sensitive to the Constitution," said Kelly Shackelford, president of the Plano, Texas-based Liberty Institute. The report was presented in Tampa just ahead of next week's Republican National Convention.
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:44 AM
Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:20 AM
Perkins called the bill an "effort to uphold moral conduct that protects others and in particular the most vulnerable."
Notes: Most of what Perkins says here is a lie. The bill doesn't save the death penalty for "crimes such as spreading AIDS." It gives life in prison for 1 homosexual act, and the death penalty for any more than 1 homosexual act.
Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:29 AM
Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:52 AM
People who have chosen homosexuality as a lifestyle, although contrary to most religions of the world, are being killed and we are against it.
Do you think liberal organizations would have a beef with the language? If they opposed the language, does that mean they are for killing gay people?
Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:55 AM
Posted 25 August 2012 - 11:22 AM
Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:03 PM
Stop treating us like we are animals.
Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:42 PM
Be a Christian if that's your thing. Be happy. But just stop acting like it's your fuging duty to show everyone else what they are missing out on, or be legally bound to do - believe me we all have had our chance to join happy clappy churches and I am sure will continue to have that opportunity placed in our faces for years to come.
Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:44 PM
never mind the discrimination and mistreatment against every citizen in some form, and let's make it about how horrible only Christians are treated...
Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:47 PM
Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:48 PM
Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:50 PM