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#1 CatofWar

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:36 AM

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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.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.c...s#ixzz24ZJf36gb

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#2 rodeo

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:44 AM

Note: The Family Research Council lobbied the government not to condemn Uganda for their policy of killing gay people.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:05 AM

And the truth will set you free.

http://www.breitbart...o-Kill-The-Gays

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:20 AM

Wrong. Maybe you shouldn't get second hand info from Breitbart and actually look at what the FRC said.

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.

#5 Floppin

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:29 AM

All that article does is comment on an article from CBS which quotes Perkins, after public outcry, as saying that they didn't really lobby to kill the symbolic bill to condemn the Ugandan legislation. He claims that they spent money and lobbied to "correct" a sentence that appears to paint homosexuality as a worldwide accepted practice. If you believe that crock of poo then you're more stupid than I thought.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:52 AM

If the legislation to condemn went something like this.

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?

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:55 AM

Can't we just talk about Christians and their eternal persecution complex?

#8 pstall

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 11:22 AM

yes. each and every christian carries that complex with them. to paraphrase the philospher George Costanza, it's not stereotyping, if you are the one doing it.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:03 PM

I was gonna throw the BS flag on the government being hostile to Christians, but after Delhommey's comment, no. I'm just gonna run with it...

Stop treating us like we are animals.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:31 PM

Stop acting like animals

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:42 PM

No one is hostile to Christians, people are hostile to the idea that many Christians feel that they should, by sole virtue of them being Christian, be able to force people to listen to their mumbo jumbo like its some kind of truth that other religions do not possess. And the worst part is that the mumbo jumbo they most want to force on others is the stuff that's not mentioned specifically but has to be interpreted to mean something that can then be forced on others. It's stupid, pathetic and completely un American.

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.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:44 PM

awww boo hoo poor Christians are constantly persecuted... woe is me...

never mind the discrimination and mistreatment against every citizen in some form, and let's make it about how horrible only Christians are treated...

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:47 PM

also, poor poor American Christians... said no starving African ever

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:48 PM

yes even though congress and the executive office have been overwhelmingly christian throughout the entirety of US history, those poor pitiful christians sure are being persecuted :( :( :( :( :(

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:50 PM

But they can't tell everyone else what to do like the Bible somewhere tells them they need to do! It's awful! Why can't we use government money to put up statues of Jesus? Because of persecution of course!


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