The following is reprinted from the July 13, 2016 newsletter of Tony Perkins’ Family Research Council Action Update:
The GOP Platform: Solid, Conservative
Republicans now have a platform to stand on, a solidly conservative platform. The GOP platform committee met for two days with 112 delegates from every state and territory and came to a consensus, a conservative consensus for the principles of the Grand Old Party. There was lively discussion on a number of issues ranging from agriculture to economics, to health care, to immigration, to national security.
Issues effecting the national moral and cultural climate were also prominently discussed among the delegates from all 50 states and U.S. territories. I am very happy to say that the final platform document overwhelmingly approved by the delegates maybe the strongest statement of conservative principles by a GOP platform to date. As Gayle Rozika, a Utah delegate for whom this was the 6th platform, told me this is the most conservative platform in her experience. Her efforts, along with those of delegates like Carolyn McLarty (Okla.), Len Munsil (Ariz.), David Barton (Texas), Jim and Judy Carns (Ala.), Kris Kobach (Kan.), Sandy McDade (La.) and a host of other conservative leaders were effective in ensuring the GOP platform provides a clear and compelling understanding of the core conservative principles that those associated with the Republican party prioritize and pursue.
Our coalition of delegates — including FRC Action and other groups like the March for Life Action, Eagle Forum, and Concerned Women for America — proved invaluable. The platform is an important document, showing the Party of Lincoln continues to respect freedom, and the rule of law, the idea that all humans deserve respect, not because of some category, but because we have inherent dignity and are made in the image of our Creator. The platform is a useful document, a standard, for the party in local, state, and federal elections, use in town halls, and provides standards to which we should hold our elected officials. Platform Chairman Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), led by co-chairs Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-Va.) and Governor Mary Falin (R-Okla.) all did an excellent job allowing delegates to offer amendments and debate the issues with sincerity and respect. They deserve much respect for their efforts.
By Peter LaBarbera
It would be quite an understatement to say that defectors from homosexualism–especially those who choose God over ‘gayness’–are not treated well by LGBT activists. So when somebody like conservative Catholic advocate Michael Voris acknowledges publicly that he left homosexual behavior behind, you can count on bitter and snarky “gay” militants to ridicule him as a self-loathing homosexual overcompensating for his innate sexual urges. Throw in the anti-Christianity common among “gay” liberationists and the hatred gets pretty virulent, as you can see by reading the nasty comments following a story about Voris in the homosexual “Joe.My.God” blog.
Please watch this brave video by Voris–a man for whom I have great admiration–and read the transcribed excerpt and commentary that follow after the video and the jump:
Whether it’s downplaying the radicalism and deceit of Black Lives Matter or puffing up Alfred Kinsey–the pervert whose (pedophilia-inclusive) pseudo-science helped launch the “gay” revolution in postwar America–leftists can always count on the liberal media to advance their narrative. Below Gary Bauer ably summarizes the Left’s double-standard modus operandi on violence and racism:
Clueless Or Ignorant?
Progressives and socialists constantly come to conclusions about the motives of whole groups of people with virtually no proof to justify their views. For example, when working class Christians did not rally to Obama’s banner in 2008, he said it was because they were bitter and clung to their guns and Bibles.
If a professor has a run-in with the police, as happened early on in his administration, without little knowledge of the facts, Obama concluded that the police acted stupidly.
After the tragic confrontations in Baton Rouge and Minneapolis, the facts of which are still largely unknown, leftists everywhere concluded that racism motivated the police officers to shoot Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.
When a large number of minorities are in jail, the Left insists that is evidence of racism in the justice system rather than evidence of crime in minority communities.
By Micah Clark, AFA of Indiana
If you are familiar with the story of Noah’s Ark beyond a Sunday School flannel graph, you’ll likely recall that the times in which Noah lived were described as days of exceptional evil across the earth. This saddened the heart of God. Many observers think that we are living in days of global evil again. I am not sure if we are in similar times, but there’s no doubt that the mass killing of Muslims and Christians all across the globe from civil wars and radical Islam saddens God’s heart.
In parts of the Bible, similar times of exceptional evil are described as times in which “everyone did what was right in their own eyes” or according to themselves. Morality was in the eye of the beholder. Nothing was off limits anymore because it was up to each person’s heart, no matter how confused or depraved, to determine. How else can one explain the insanity of Lot’s offering his own daughters up to crazed men in Sodom under the guise of good manners and cultural norms?
In this backdrop, a new study from the Barna Research Group may concern many while also explaining much of the evil in America. Entitled, “The End of Absolutes: America’s New Moral Code” Barna’s research finds that the vast majority of Americans (80 percent) express concern about our nation’s moral condition. Every demographic shares this concern, with 89 percent of elders, 87 percent of baby-boomers, 75 percent of Gen-X’ers and 74 percent of Millennials expressing concerns about America’s moral condition. Although 90 percent of Christians express concern over our moral decline, even 67 percent of adults of no faith say they have concerns about America’s values.
VIDEO: Dr. Michael Brown Condemns Pastor Steven Anderson Who Sees Some ‘Good News’ in Islamic Terrorist’s Massacre of Orlando HomosexualsJune 17th, 2016
Dear AFTAH Readers,
I wholeheartedly agree with my friend, Dr. Michael Brown–recipient of 2014 AFTAH Truth Teller Award–who makes some compelling points in this video condemning Pastor Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona. Pastor Anderson, as you can see in this Vimeo video, says there is an upside to the slaughter of 49 people at the homosexual “Pulse” bar in Orlando, Florida–in that “there’s 50 less pedophiles in this world.”
As you can see around the 4:10 mark below, Anderson does not condone vigilantism but says that the Orlando victims “all should have been killed anyway, by a righteous government”–i.e., executed by the state (citing Leviticus 20:13). I love Mike’s point: isn’t it odd that nobody–either “death penalty” advocates on the right or “gay” activists looking to exploit the issue on the Left–talks about executing adulterers, even though that is found in the Bible in Lev. 20:10? [more analysis follows video after jump]
Folks, I was watching Sean Hannity on Fox News last night and he noted how the Left is using the Orlando Islamic terror-massacre to promote gun control, but he did not mention how liberals are exploiting it to advance the homosexual activist agenda. (CNN’s openly homosexual anchor Anderson Cooper has done so rather shamelessly.) Here Sharon Kass steers us back to reality.
We at AFTAH are peaceful truth advocates and have always deplored violence and genuine hatred against ‘homosexuals’ (we do not believe in “gay” identity as inherent or permanent). Oddly, in this case, the Islamic mass-murderer, Omar Mateen, reportedly was himself involved in homosexual behavior–trying to pick up men at the Pulse “gay” night club, using the homosexual-sex-finder app Grindr (I refuse to call it a “dating app”), etc.
But even that essential fact doesn’t matter to LGBT Leftists, who chalk it all up to “homophobia” and roll it in to their ongoing campaign against Christian conservatives and biblical morality. Politically speaking, “progressives” simply will not let this crisis go to waste, to quote Rahm Emanuel, one-time Obama adviser and current Chicago mayor. Our hearts go out to the families of the Orlando victims, but we cannot stand by silently while LGBT activists and the media hijack this terribly tragedy to promote their false “gay” activist narrative. — Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH; @PeterLaBarbera
The Orlando Mass Murder Does Not Refute Heteronormativity
By Sharon Kass
June 13, 2016
“It’s a hate crime.” The recent mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando is, predictably, being spun for maximum political effect.
The Left-liberal “logic” is as follows: Disapproval of homosexuality is the motive for the mass murder of homosexuals; mass murder of anyone is very wrong; therefore, disapproval of homosexuality is very wrong.
1. Preferential homosexuality is not innate.
2. Disapproval of irrational conduct and propensities doesn’t kill anyone.
3. Preferential homosexuality is both preventable and treatable.
4. Untreated homosexuality, whether or not acted on, leads to dangers of various sorts: diseases, intra-relationship/liaison violence, stress-related illnesses, and health-harming activities like smoking, drug abuse, excessive drinking, and overeating.
The ironic thing is that a violent man’s violence can typically be traced to not having been socially fathered properly. So the killer and his male victims have masculine insecurity in common. (Key features of “gay” genesis are father failure when boy was age two, and, commonly, an extra-sensitive, often artistic, nature.) An inappropriate urge to dominate–a kind of overcompensation for deep feelings of weakness–drives illicit violence. The inappropriate urges to: (1) bond with another male in a sexualized way; (2) show crude strength by rebelling against nature and society; and (3) avoid the romantic-sexual challenges presented by a woman partner drive male homosexuality. (See Joseph Nicolosi’s “The Meaning of Same-Sex Attraction” and “Fathers of Male Homosexuals.” Also, “Attachment Loss and Grief Work in Reparative Therapy.”)
Folks, this is by no means a blanket endorsement of Comedy Central’s South Park–which is pretty much an Equal Opportunity Offender and often vulgar. But here the creators nailed it on the growing phenomenon of liberal “safe spaces” designed to “protect” college students and other fragile “progressives” from ideas they don’t like. This 2-minute video has more than 2.2 million views on YouTube; my favorite line is at :53:
[bonus video after the jump…]
AFTAH Reaches Out with Truth to Deviant Homosexual ‘International Mr. Leather’ Convention at Congress Plaza Hotel in ChicagoJune 2nd, 2016
TAKE ACTION: Corporations Profiting Off Perversion: The homosexual perversion celebration known as “International Mr. Leather” (IML) 2016 was sponsored in part by Miller Lite Brewing Co. (312-496-2700), and Orbitz, a subsidiary of Expedia. Contact Orbitz at (844) 663-2266. Contact Expedia at 800-319-4834. To reach Chicago’s Congress Plaza Hotel, which hosted IML, call 312-427-3800 or email: email@example.com.
And Please Pray: …for Lee, Eamon, Allen, Brendan and Alex–five men who attended IML and who discussed the Gospel and morality with us Saturday night outside IML.
By Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH Exclusive
Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) held a peaceful Christian truth outreach against the homosexual “International Mr. Leather” (IML) conference Saturday night (May 28, 2016), across the street from the Chicago’s Congress Plaza Hotel, which hosted the perversion-fest.
Every year, on Memorial Day weekend, IML draws thousands of mostly homosexual “leathermen” from all over the world to a swank Chicago hotel to party, celebrate sadomasochistic deviance and practice some of the most heinous sexual acts invented by men–as well as everyday sodomies. In concert with IML, several orgiastic dance parties such as the “Black & Blue Ball” (sponsored in part by Miller Lite) are held in various Chicago venues. Here is the banner we used in our truth outreach:
My compatriot Rob and I walked through the IML “Leather Market” Saturday [more on that in the next article], then stood across the street from the Congress Plaza Hotel on the city’s famed Michigan Avenue for about five hours, leaving at midnight. The fact that we were not angrily shouting at the attendees softened the reaction to our message, although there was plenty of hostility to us.
A man named Lee wearing a “golden shower” t-shirt–that’s slang for the perverse fetish in which a man urinates on (or in) another man (or men) for sexual pleasure–approached us and we began bantering back and forth with us on various points of morality and theology. A smart, fast-talking man and an agnostic of sorts, Lee said he embraced homosexuality several years ago after being married and having children. He strongly opposed our message that homosexual behaviors are immoral but he appreciated our non-confrontational, friendly tone and several times stepped between us and IML attendees who might have harassed us or worse.
Strangely, Lee took it upon himself to serve as our “protector” throughout the night. At one point he even laughingly yelled “bad homos” to some people gathered across the street at the hotel who were shouting chants against us. Here he can be seen on the right with his perverse t-shirt; that’s a “Sister of Perpetual Indulgence” drag queen in the center behind the autho:
We had many people praying for our protection at the IML outreach, so Rob and I took Lee’s presence as an answer to those prayers. Please pray for Lee and the others with whom we had discussions, including this wretched soul of a man wearing only a diaper and a leather harness:
I spoke briefly with this pitiful fellow in a diaper–I think he said his name is Eamon–and urged him to read the Gospel of John in the New Testament. My heart was breaking as I tried to tell him above the surrounding noise that God has a better plan for his life, that He does not want to see people–made in His image–degraded and exploited. But Eamon was obviously drunk or high on something so I’m not sure if he will even remember our encounter. Pray that somehow the Lord in His infinite grace and mercy will rescue him. Read the rest of this article »
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