Folks, it was an honor to speak at my friend Cliff Kincaid’s America’s Survival conference on “Cultural Marxism”–along with Kincaid, former U.N. Amb. Alan Keyes, Jim Simpson, and Matt Barber, AFTAH Board Member and founder of Barbwire.com. This information-rich event was held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on April 21, 2015. My talk is below. AFTAH will post each of the presentations, but for now you can see them at AS’s YouTube channel. Thanks to Cliff for organizing this event. Truth remains the best answer to the proliferation of lies from the pro-LGBT Left.– Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH
The following is the press conference organized by my friend, Janet Porter, of Faith2Action Ministries. It was held directly in front of the U.S. Supreme Court April 27, 2015, the day before oral arguments at the Court on legalization of homosexual “marriage.” Congratulations to Janet and Dr. Steve Hotze of Conservative Republicans of Texas for putting on this fine event. It was a privilege to stand with these awesome leaders in defense of genuine marriage. – Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH
AFTAH’s Peter LaBarbera speaks at the “Restrain the Judges” press event at the Supreme Court–the day before the Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments on two aspects of the homosexual “marriage” debate. Click to enlarge.
WASHINGTON, D.C.–AFTAH President Peter LaBarbera delivered the following remarks at the “Restrain the Judges” press conference held in front of the U.S. Supreme Court Monday, April 27, 2015. The event, featuring short speeches by 13 pro-family leaders led by Janet Porter of Faith2Action, was held the day before oral arguments at the Court dealing with: 1) whether states should be required to legalize homosexual “marriage”; and 2) whether states must recognize out-of-state homosexual “marriages.”
A nation cannot simultaneously honor God and codify sexual sin as a “civil right.”
We stand here today in front of a court that legalized the slaughter of the unborn—abortion—in all 50 states as a supposed constitutional “choice.”
This same court is now poised to nationalize a historical anomaly—so-called “marriage” based on a sexual perversion—as a “constitutional right.”
No man-made law has the moral authority to overturn–and even criminalize–God’s transcendent law. In a nation formed by those fleeing religious persecution, freedom of conscience and faith must be sacrosanct.
But apparently, the “T” in “LGBT” stands for “Tyranny.” In the name of a false “gay” equality, United States citizens are losing their freedom to act on moral and spiritual truths. Some now face massive fines for doing so.
In the name of a false “gay” equality, millions of American voters who stood up for marriage as one man, one woman, were disenfranchised by a few judges.
In the name of a false “gay” equality, schoolchildren are being indoctrinated in concepts of sexuality, gender and “rights” that defy Nature and Nature’s God. Because in states with legalized homosexual “marriage,” you have to teach homosexual sex-ed because all lifestyles are “equal” and you cannot “discriminate” against “gay” relationships.
In the name of a false equality, young people are losing their right of sexual self-determination—and parents are losing their parental rights—as a movement that began in the name of “Tolerance” moves to stifle dissent.
And in the name of a false ‘gay” equality, God’s holy Word, the Bible, is being rewritten to accommodate sin.
There is no “animus” whatsoever in our fervent hope and prayer that America’s highest court will show restraint and not enshrine a godless legal system that crushes liberty in the high-sounding name of “equality” and “civil rights.”
Sordid Homosexual History: Harry Hay, the “founding father” of the “gay rights” movement who envisioned people in homosexual lifestyles as a “minority,” was an avid defender of NAMBLA (North American Man/Boy Love Association}, the notorious homosexual pedophile organization. Graphic: America’s Survival.
I look forward to this conference April 21st at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.–put on by my friend and conservative investigative journalist Cliff Kincaid. I will be speaking on: “Barack Obama and the Pro-LGBT Media’s War on Normal–and the Failure of Conservatives and Republicans to Respond.” See Cliff’s America’s Survival site HERE. Also, you can view Kincaid’s recent AS-TV interview with me HERE. AFTAH Board Member Matt Barber, creator of the outstanding site, Barbwire.com, will also be speaking at the AS event, as well James Simpson speaking on “Cultural Marxism.”
AFTAH will also be on hand for a press conference led by Faith-2-Action’sJanet Porter in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, April 27, and then we will be on hand testifying to the on the steps of the Court the next day, April 28, when the Justices–including two, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan, who should recuse themselves–will be hearing a landmark case on homosexuality-based “marriage.” Just remember this: No matter what the Supreme Court decides in June, homosexual behavior and “gay marriage” will always be wrong. –Peter LaBarbera, AmericansForTruth.org; Twitter: @PeterLaBarbera
Crimes against Nature and the Constitution:
Cultural Marxism and America’s Moral Collapse
April 21, 2015
The Zenger Room of the National Press Club
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Open to the press and public
Cliff Kincaid, President, America’s Survival, Inc.
Peter LaBarbera, President, Americans for Truth About Homosexuality
Matt Barber, constitutional attorney and founder of the BarbWire website
James Simpson, investigative journalist
National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20045
The Communist Roots of the “Gay Rights” Movement (will include a detailed analysis of the FBI file on gay rights founder Harry Hay).
Will the Supreme Court subvert the Constitution and Impose Homosexual ‘Marriage’ on the 50 States?
Why Has Fox News Sold Out to the Homosexual Lobby?
Why is David Koch backing gay marriage at the Supreme Court?
Has the Republican Party been infiltrated by homosexual activists?
New law explicitly denies conscience protections for small business owners; LGBT Lobby not appeased — demands full ENDA-type legislation for Indiana
Appeasement Emboldens ‘Gay’ Lobby: Graphic for homosexual activist group Human Rights Campaign demands more pro-homosexual legislation in Indiana following the Republican-led legislature’s and Gov. Mick Pence’s capitulation negating the state’s Religious Freedom law. Click on HRC.org graphic above to enlarge.
By Peter LaBarbera
In a stunning, politically-correct turnaround following a week of LGBT protests and media and business opposition, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence yesterday signed into law a pro-homosexual legislative “fix” of the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA)–effectively turning it into Indiana’s first statewide homosexual “rights” law.
The language of the revised RFRA crafted by Indiana’s Republican House and Senate leaders and signed into law by Gov. Pence stipulates that the new RFRA “does not authorize a provider to refuse to offer or provide services, facilities, use of public accommodation, goods, employment, or housing” to any Indiana citizen on the basis of “sexual orientation” and “gender identity”–in addition to the usual criteria such as race, sex and disability. [See the full language HERE.]
When asked specifically at a press conference yesterday if the revised RFRA legislation could be used to defend the besieged owners of an Indiana pizza shop who told a reporter that theoretically they would not serve a homosexual “wedding,” Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma said:
“We can unequivocally say that RFRA cannot be used to discriminate against anyone.”
The law still protects churches and religious, non-profit organizations from being forced to participate in homosexual “weddings”–but not everyday small businessmen like the owners of the Indianapolis cookie stand “Just Cookies.” In 2012, the Christian owners of Just Cookies declined on principle to make “rainbow cookies” for a homosexual student group at Purdue University-Indianapolis. “Gay’ activists led a campaign against the company using Indianapolis’ “sexual orientation” statute; ultimately the owners settled with the city without paying damages. [To read about other conscience victims of the homosexual agenda, see this WND Whistleblower article by the author.]
Our good friend and AFTAH Board Matt Barber just posted the following open letter to Indiana Gov. Mike Pence–concerning proposed changes to the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act–on his excellent website, Barbwire.com. Is it actually possible that we will see a pro-family “religious freedom” law turned into a homosexual “special rights” law in Republican-run Indiana? Let’s pray that this does not happen and that Gov. Pence will not capitulate to the demands of an intolerant Sin Lobby. – Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH; @PeterLaBarbera
Dear Governor Pence,
Well, I guess “the fix is in.”
Time is short so I’ll be very direct. This past week or so you’ve experienced the visceral wrath of the organized left, spearheaded by homosexual activist extremists. You’re not used to it. We Christian advocates for religious liberty are. While their bark is loud, shrill and obnoxious, I assure you, it’s much worse than their bite. We are witnessing governance by mob rule. It’s tyranny of the minority and you’re letting it happen.
With all due respect, sir, show some moxie, would you? It wasn’t broken and the alleged “fix” that the Indiana legislature, at your request, has proposed to the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), will destroy the law beyond all recognition. In fact, it will turn it into the “RFDA” – the “Religious Freedom Destruction Act.” No bill at all would have been better than this anti-Christian, sexual anarchist disaster.
What was intended as a shield to every American’s First Amendment-guaranteed religious liberty, as proposed, will now become a sword used to destroy it. What was designed to defend people of faith against being discriminated against and bullied will, instead, codify anti-religious discrimination and bullying into law. It will unconstitutionally force people of faith, under penalty of law, to affirmatively violate their sincerely held religious conscience. It has been turned into a weapon that compels people of faith to disobey God or face government sanction.
This is unacceptable.
As the American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer correctly notes, “The revised language has now been released, and it’s even worse than we thought. The new language forces Christian bakers to bake cakes in violation of their faith and conscience. Gov. Pence tried to fix something that wasn’t broken, and he broke it. The ‘cure’ in this case is far worse than the non-existent disease. Gov. Pence must veto this misbegotten piece of legislation.”
“It also appears that under the changes released today, it may be impossible for a business or individual to even make a claim under RFRA [the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act] of an infringement of their religious liberty in many parts of Indiana.”–Micah Clark, AFA-Indiana
Micah Clark, executive director of American Family Association of Indiana–and a wonderful pro-family advocate who does outstanding work in the Hoosier State–sent the following e-letter to his constituents today–after new proposed language surfaced amending the state’s new religious freedom law:
As you know, over the weekend, Governor Mike Pence began discussing a clarification of Indiana Senate Bill 101. This was due to the mass misinformation and fear campaign mobilized against it and against our entire state. He did not ask for a change to a newly enacted statute which has been proven, established and non-controversial language for 22 years.
The actions taken by the Indiana General Assembly do not clarify our Religious Freedom Restoration Act’s purposes or goals. Our legal advisors tell us that it actually changes our law in a way that could now erode religious freedom across Indiana. If this revised law does not adequately protect religious liberty for all, it is not really a religious freedom act.
What is worse, unlike our current law, this new language’s impact is something upon which few attorneys or legal scholars will likely agree.
We have also been advised that it is possible that the proposed changes may no longer protect a company like Hobby Lobby from participation in abortion matters. One of the primary motivations behind SB 101 was to protect the rights of conscience for business owners regarding their beliefs about abortion.
It also appears that under the changes released today, it may be impossible for a business or individual to even make a claim under RFRA of an infringement of their religious liberty in many parts of Indiana.
On the positive side there is some language left which protects Hoosiers from a government action against their religious beliefs.
We understand that legislators have been threatened with significant economic harms and bullied in many ways. We understand that Indiana has been unfairly harmed by blatant lies and a misinformation campaign around something for which RFRA laws have never been successfully used. We do not blame legislators for wanting to protect Indiana from a mob mentality. political opportunism, and mass hysteria.
AFA of Indiana is asking Governor Pence to veto these changes for the above reasons and because they went far beyond what he asked the legislature to do. If you would like to contact the Governor’s office, you can call 317-232-4567.
Thank you, and please continue to pray for this matter, our leaders, and our great state.
Condemns VP Biden, who tells “gay” group: “You’re never going to be able to eliminate the bigots”; Rob Bell embraces sin-based “marriage”
It was a pleasure to sit down March 13, 2015 with Jim Schneider of WVCY America on VCY’s TV-30 program “In Focus.” The theme of the show was the “Ingraining of Homosexuality in Society.”In Focus reaches Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin. Here is the Vimeo link, and some of the topics we discussed. – Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH; Twitter: @PeterLaBarbera
2:00: Upcoming (April 28) Supreme Court hearing of same-sex “marriage” cases. I call a ruling nationalizing “gay marriage” the “Roe v. Wade” of the homosexual issue.
4:14 – Should Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan, who officiated at homosexual “weddings,” recuse themselves from SCOTUS case? [more time breakdowns follow jump and video below...]
5:45 – Insidious comparison of the Black civil rights movement to the homosexual revolution; I bring up the late Ken Hutcherson, a Black preacher (and former NFL lineman), who said: “Don’t compare your sin to my skin”;
6:56 – Comments on Vice President Biden’s castigation of social conservatives at an HRC fundraiser: “You’re never going to be able to eliminate the bigots.”
12:45 – Amicus brief to the Supreme Court urging the (national) legalization of homosexuality-based “marriage” signed by 379 corporations (many major companies like Aetna, Amazon.com, AT&T, Delta Airlines and JP Morgan Chase–but also small firms and homosexual-owned businesses and organizations).
26:30 – Discuss the Republican Party and homosexual “marriage” and an amicus brief to the Supreme Court signed by pro-homosexual-”marriage” Republicans.
32:50 – Renegade evangelical churches and leaders like Rob Bell who are embracing “marriage” based on homosexuality. At 34:30, incredible footage of Bell’s interview with Oprah in which he and his wife embrace counterfeit same-sex “marriage.”