Rev. Frank Schaefer was the pastor of the Zion United Methodist Church of Iona in Lebanon when, in 2007, he officiated at his son’s same-sex “wedding.” Schaefer said he was answering to a higher law when he agreed to marry his son and his partner. However, this is directly against the United Methodist Church’s Book of Discipline, although they and other denominations are under increased pressure to “change the rules.”
The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) should really be renamed “The Freedom From Christianity Foundation,” since its primary target is the Christian faith – although in the past they also have demanded the removal of the Star of David from a Holocaust memorial. They must not know who the primary targets of the Nazis were anymore than they know the Christian history of the establishment of this nation.
The basic question is does the Constitution give the federal government the authority to intervene in education in any way? Nowhere in Article 1, Section 8 is that power included in the list of powers given to Congress. Article II does not give that power to the Executive nor does Article III give it to the Judiciary.
Back in October 2009 President Obama cast insurance companies as obstacles to change interested only in preserving their own “profits and bonuses” and willing to “bend the truth or break it” to stop his drive to remake the nation’s health care system. The report, issued by America’s Health Insurance Plans, concluded that premiums would rise 18 percent more under provisions of a Senate bill than they would otherwise in the next decade, to an average of nearly $26,000 for families and $9,700 for individuals in 2019. The White House dismissed the study as “deeply flawed” and noted that it did not account for subsidies in the bill to help people who could not afford insurance.
Since the 1950′s Kinsey Report, the homosexual population in the US has been touted at being ten percent. This misleading report was based on faulty data. According to Dr. Judith Reisman, “Eighty-seven percent of his subjects were sex addicts, homosexuals, criminals, rapists, prostitutes, pedophiles and prisoners.” Thanks to an unrelenting pro-gay media campaign, in 2011 Gallup asked people how many Americans were homosexual, most guessed 25%. Now the truth has been exposed in a new Centers for Disease Control National Health Interview Survey which shows less than 3 percent of the US population identifies as gay, lesbian or bisexual and homosexual activists are “distressed” over the news.
Getting “sexual orientation” added to the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) was a top priority of homosexual activists for years. Now they are not pleased with the results of that survey and have said they will challenge them. In fact, according to the Washington Post, they are “distressed over the results of the first large-scale federal survey measuring sexual orientation in the United States.” The NHIS has been around for 57 years and is the government’s premier measure of American’s health statuses and behaviors.
Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions has led the fight against House Republicans passing any immigration bill that does not rein in President Obama’s “phone and pen” strategy of using executive orders to get what he wants. Sessions warnings and the efforts of the American people in overloading the Capitol switchboard have paid off and last night the vote on Speaker of the House John Boehner’s immigration bill was cancelled due to a lack of support.
It is increasingly apparent that the Obama Administration wants unrestricted access to the voting booth for all who want to vote – legally or not! In this most recent case the Department of Justice joined challenges to voting laws in Wisconsin and Ohio. Wisconsin passed a law that required showing photo ID in order to vote and in Ohio a new law reduced early voting and eliminated Golden Week, a five- or six-day period when Ohioans could both register to vote and cast a ballot. Obama’s Justice Department does not like any of these laws.
“Anti-discrimination” has a nice ring to it, but this type legislation actually discriminates against those with deeply held religious beliefs that homosexuality, bisexuality and transgenderism are wrong. They also discriminate against those business owners with common sense who know allowing men who think they are women to use the women’s restroom is not a good business decision — just ask the Portland, Oregon bar owner who was fined $400,000
Senator Jeff Sessions, a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has urged all Americans to contact their Congressmen and Senators asking them to oppose any effort by President Obama to issue a grant of ‘work authorization for perhaps several million undocumented immigrants.’ Permitting those illegally present in the U.S. to work and take jobs is contrary to plain law. What will that do to American jobs? The president is turning a blind eye to the needs of American citizens and their families all in the name of his political agenda.