Responding to yesterday’s ruling, Richard Thompson, TMLC’s President and Chief Counsel commented, “This opinion is an historic and elegant defense of the principle of judicial restraint and deference to democracy and the voice of the people. It could well become the catalyst for the US Supreme Court to finally take-up the issue as well as the basis of an ultimate Supreme Court decision to allow the individual states to decide the definition of marriage.”
“Historic” Sixth Circuit Ruling Defers to the People; Upholds Marriage Amendment Crafted by the Thomas More Law Center
“NO GAY CIVIL RIGHT! WE ARE READY TO GO TO JAIL!”, SAYS MICHIGAN PASTORS AT CAPITAL PRESS CONFERENCE
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“NO GAY CIVIL RIGHTS! WE ARE READY TO GO TO JAIL!”, SAYS MICHIGAN PASTORS AT CAPITAL PRESS CONFERENCE
Lansing, Michigan, October 24, 2014- Hundreds of Michigan Pastors and Christian leaders gathered on the steps on the State Capital in Lansing, Michigan to hold a press conference in opposition to the growing movement within the Michigan Legislature to amend the State’s Civil Rights Act- Elliott Larson- to include sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
“We, the undersigned Christian Pastors of the State of Michigan declare our opposition to adding sexual orientation, gender identity or other similar designation to the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act.”, Pastor Doug Levesque, Immanuel Baptist Church, Corunna, Michigan, reading a pastor’s joint statement.
The Pastors said that legislation in other states that were allegedly intended to protect homosexuals actually ended up discriminating against people of faith, citing the recent case in Houston, Texas, where the sermons, notes, and text messages of pastors were subpoenaed by the mayor.
“The homosexual agenda is an anti freedom movement which has led to the persecution of pastors and Christian business owners across the nation, whose freedom of speech and freedom of religion are being taken from them, under the guise of so called gay rights. There is nothing civil about that!”- Minister Stacy Swimp, President, National Christian Leadership Council
“Those wanting special rights for sexual orientation are seeking to rewrite the traditional moral fiber of our society,” Tim Berlin, senior pastor at Faith Baptist Church in Warren.
“I don’t know of another example of pastors’ sermons being subpoenaed, except for in Nazi Germany and Communist Russia. I find it ironic that the first example of that happening in America is from the LGBT community.”, Pastor R.B. Ouelette, First Baptist, Bridgeport, Michigan.
The pastors asserted that the job of the Michigan Legislature is to affirm and uphold constitutionally protected freedom for everyone – including business owners – not pass laws that grant special favors, give special status or guarantee special protections for some while coercing and punishing others.
Swimp concluded, “Let there be no doubt that, if you should decide to go forward with this grave injustice, I, every born again believer I know, as well as every pastor you see here today, shall disobey your unjust law. Here we stand, Black and White together, ready to go to jail!”
Dear Christian Americans:
I write this brief note to warn you, out of brotherly love and deep concern regarding the increasing false empathy believers appear to have towards the satanic agenda masked as the homosexual or LGBT agenda.
Homosexuals and lesbians are not seeking equality. They are not fighting against “sexual orientation discrimination”
They are instead perpetuating discrimination against Christians.
They have, out of a reprobate mind, transformed their deep sin into a passion for pride and are now superimposing the orientation of their lifestyle upon the world via unconstitutional (and often violent) attacks on our moral and natural laws, as well as upon our religious freedom of expression.
Please do not identify with homosexuals and lesbians (the false empathy I referenced previously).
Do not allow the god of this world (See: II Corinthians 4:4) to also blind you with lies and deception. Instead, I beg of you to be mindful that the wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all homosexuals and lesbians, who “suppress the truth by their wickedness”.
Moreover, I call upon you to understand and accept that heterosexuals who approve of the homosexual agenda are as wicked,, evil, greedy and depraved as homosexuals themselves (See Romans 1:18-32)
Let those who have an ear to hear do so.