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Seven Things that Set Americans For Truth (AFTAH) Apart

Monday, December 31st, 2018

Dear AFTAH Readers,

‘Trans’ Radicals Learned from ‘Gay’ Radicals: The above “fist” graphic using the colors of “transgender pride” appeared on the Transgender Law Center’s website the day after Donald Trump’s presidential victory in 2016. Pro-family advocates err when they fail to link today’s “transgender” radicalism with the larger “Gay” revolution, which was ignited by the 1969 Stonewall Inn riots. Next year is the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, which birthed the “in your face” “gay” activism that has in the ensuing decades pressured and intimidated so many American institutions into accepting LGBTQueer perversions as normative–from the Boy Scouts of America to major Protestant “Christian” denominations. To donate safely online to AFTAH, go HERE, or mail your gift to: AFTAH, PO Box 5522, Naperville, IL 60567-5522.

I want to say a big Thank You to all who have supported Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) with your donations and prayers this year. I am deeply grateful for your support as it enables us to do our work of literally “telling the truth” about Big Homosexuality and radically “queer” (trans)gender ideology, which together are so destructive, especially to children and wayward teens. [To donate safely to AFTAH, go HERE.]

In a way, Americans For Truth is the conscience of the social conservative movement opposing the “LGBTQueer” Lobby, as we call it (it calls itself “Queer”). Here are seven things that set AFTAH apart from mainstream conservatives and even many pro-family advocates:

    1. We shoot straight and tell it like it is, defying political correctness even within the conservative and Christian movements. These days, many people on the Right feel free to criticize the downright nutty “transgender” movement but they’re reluctant and/or afraid to criticize its “gay” activist progenitor. They will stand up for victimized Christian bakers but have trouble answering the simple question: Is homosexuality a sin? Not AFTAH.
    2. We are principled and eschew the always-on-defense approach that has characterized the pro-family fight against Big LGBTQ. According to some, the only battle left is to preserve religious freedom. We get that, but it’s far too narrow and timid a mission. The aggressive, prideful and powerful LGBTQueer Sin Movement will settle for nothing short of Total Surrender (including curtailing people’s freedom to dissent, and to pursue healthy heterosexuality). Yet people on our side are always trying to appease Big Gay with one concession after another. The result of conservatives’ endless “Kvetch and Retreat” defeatism is that past LGBTQ victories like the Obama-assisted nationalization of homosexual “marriage” become normalized and accepted. [See AFTAH’s June 26th rally at the Supreme Court — see story HERE and video HERE — marking the 3-year anniversary of SCOTUS’ Obergefell ruling imposing “gay marriage” on the nation. Also, see the late Brian Fitzpatrick’s essay, “Gay Marriage and Distant Consequences.”]
    3. Timeless Truth: AFTAH is fighting “gay” advocacy in the Church, through the upcoming “God’s Voice” conference, Feb. 22-23 in Oklahoma City. To sign up for God’s Voice, go HERE.

      We are unashamedly Christian and biblical in our approach, recognizing that this is God’s Truth, not ours, to defend. AFTAH will never compromise on God’s Word, and we work hard to restore its moral authority in society. [We are playing a major role in the “God’s Voice” conference Feb. 22-23 in Oklahoma City–answering the deception of “LGBTQ-affirming Christianity.” Sign up to attend God’s Voice HERE.]

    4. AFTAH understands that the battle against the Lesbian-Gay-Bi-Trans-Queer agenda is first and foremost a moral issue; however, we recognize the importance of getting out inconvenient facts and making practical arguments [see no. 6]. Also, we accept the support of people of all religions, and no religion, who share our moral determination to stop normalizing sex-and-gender deviance in the culture.
    5. We are not afraid to hold accountable Republicans and conservatives who sell out God’s truth against homosexuality–or who cop out of this noble cause. AFTAH rejects the current Republican/Fox News/libertarian (“conservative-lite”) strategy of backing “gay conservatives” against homosexual liberals–it trivializes moral truth and readily capitulates to LGBTQ activist goals, having already contributed to rising support among Republicans for “gay marriage.”

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A Year of Social Media Censorship and Harassment – Even a Frivolous FBI Visit Caused by a Lying ‘Gay’ Activist – for AFTAH in 2018

Wednesday, December 26th, 2018

The following was sent out Dec. 23 in the AFTAH e-newsletter:

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!

“Precious in the site of the Lord is the death of His godly ones.” (Psalm 116:15)

Using the FBI to Harass AFTAH: Adam Flanders, a homosexual activist and convicted sex offender, “reported” AFTAH’s president Peter LaBarbera to the FBI, leading to an October visit by an FBI agent to LaBarbera’s home. Flanders used the absurd and deceitful pretext that LaBarbera might harass or threaten him at his home in California. The agent told LaBarbera that he presumed the complaint was frivolous. To learn more about Flanders’ tactics and criminal past, click HERE.

We are coming to the end of another momentous year, and it has  been a strange, sad and yet hopeful one for me. Four people whom I loved went on to be with the Lord Jesus this year: my father, Pat LaBarbera; my best friend Brian Fitzpatrick (shown below at an Americans For Truth rally); and AFTAH benefactors Peter Huizenga and Ray Young–two of the finest Christian men God has given me the pleasure of knowing.

The Christ of Christ-mas was, in the final analysis, their hope. He is mine, too, and I hope He is yours. My dad–who was a great husband to my mom and father to me, my four sisters and my younger brother Jimmy–humbled himself and accepted Jesus as Savior very late in life. For that I will be eternally grateful.

My friend Brian, once an atheist, was born again in the Lord (John 3) on May 24, 1987 (he put that date on his license plate), and lived for Him from that point onward. Please share his Christian testimony in this blessed holy season. I will miss him but we’ll meet again!

Ray Young and Peter Huizenga were faithful Christian family men and  businessmen who put Christ first and never once even considered backing away from biblical Truth, in an age when so many find a way to do just that.

Brian Fitzpatrick, shown speaking at AFTAH’s rally at the Supreme Court June 26, marking the third anniversary of SCOTUS’ imposition of homosexuality-based “marriage” on the nation. Read Brian’s Christian testimony HERE.

In their honor but more in God’s honor, we at Americans For Truth press forward with our noble yet politically incorrect mission. This has been a very interesting year: AFTAH became a microcosm of the Left’s evil and homo-fascist “social media censorship” strategy designed to suffocate social conservatives in the Public Square. Heck, we even got a visit by the FBI! … read on:

  • Our Americans For Truth Facebook page was “unpublished” and then “erased” after leftist complaints. 
  • My personal Facebook page has twice been put on 30-day hold after a frivolous “hate violation.” (I’m currently still in FB “jail” but I will be “set free” Monday–oh boy, thanks Mark Zuckerberg!)
  • My Twitter page was blocked based on an absurd “hate” warning about a post showing a nasty, anal-sex-promoting “gay” activist giving his critics the finger.
  • Wasting the FBI’s Time & Resources: Flanders later complained to the FBI and they actually sent an agent to my home on Oct. 26!  The agent asked if I planned to harass or threaten Flanders in California. I said of course not, and alerted him to Flanders’ history of harassing conservatives with false “stalking” charges. The agent knew that the complaint was meritless but said the Bureau was obligated to check it out. The litigious Flanders is now threatening to sue me (and other social conservatives).

Despite all this, we at Americans For Truth keep on doing exactly what the LGBTQueer Lobby is trying to stop us from doing: speaking out in the media against a nefarious and revolutionary sexual agenda that threatens to silence Christian conservative speech even as it corrupts the hearts and minds of young children.

We’ll never quit, because the LGBTQ Lobby never quits, and because it’s God’s Truth, not ours. I echo what my friend the late Peter Huizenga told me, “I will never give up on God’s Truth.” I am not intimidated by this Sin Movement, which must be resisted aggressively, even as its errant followers need the love and forgiveness of Jesus. (AFTAH from its inception has boldly defended EX-“gays” like my brother in Christ, Stephen Black.)

Here is the AFTAH media page link, which contains only a portion of our many media appearances this year. Americans For Truth reached hundreds of thousands of people in 2018 — citizens hungry for someone to give it to them “straight,” unapologetically, about Big LGBTQueer.

These days, even many “conservatives” are afraid to oppose homosexuality–and the Republicans have nearly abandoned this crucial moral issue. But not AFTAH.

The Americans For Truth website is a go-to site for people all over the world who are looking for someone to communicate the “Truth About Homosexuality,” minus the LGBTQ Left’s and the media’s propaganda filters. (And believe me: we still have not gotten close to conveying the full depravity of the Lesbian-Gay-Bi-Trans-Queer agenda.)

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Will You Help Us? Please Donate to AFTAH with a gift of $10, $25, $50, $100 or even $500 or $1,000, if you are able. Consider signing up as a monthly giver. And of course I covet your prayers, as we truly are fighting against “spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12).  Click HERE to give safely online or send your check to:

AFTAH, PO Box 5522
Naperville, IL 60567-5522

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God bless you and may you have a Blessed Christmas as we celebrate the miraculous birth of the Savior of the world!

— Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH.org;

Twitter: @PeterLaBarbera
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(1 Corinthians 16:13-14, NASB)

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Hark! the Herald Angels Sing

Tuesday, December 25th, 2018

“There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)

Hark! the herald angels sing,

Glory to the new-born King!
Peace on earth, and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled.”
Joyful, all ye nations, rise,
Join the triumph of the skies;
With th’ angelic host proclaim,
“Christ is born in Bethlehem.”
Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the new-born King!

Christ, by highest heaven adored:
Christ, the everlasting Lord;
Late in time behold him come,
Offspring of the favoured one.
Veiled in flesh, the Godhead see;
Hail, th’incarnate Deity:
Pleased, as man, with men to dwell,
Jesus, our Emmanuel!
Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the new-born King!

Hail! the heaven-born
Prince of peace!
Hail! the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings,
Risen with healing in his wings
Mild he lays his glory by,
Born that man no more may die:
Born to raise the son of earth,
Born to give them second birth.
Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the new-born King!

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Songwriters: Paul Bateman, Hark the Herald Angels Sing lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Walt Disney Music Company, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

VIDEOS: Good Morning America Celebrates ‘Drag Kid’ – ‘Desmond Is Amazing’ – Media Child Abuse?

Friday, December 21st, 2018

Dr. Brown notes Big LGBTQ silence as perverse “drag” culture is promoted to children

Liberals Love Gender Confusion: Instagram photo of 11-year-old “drag kid,” “Desmond Is Amazing,” aka Desmond Napoles. See the videos below of Desmond doing a “drag show” at a San Francisco “gay” club, and being celebrated (read: exploited) by ABC’s Good Morning America.

Folks, I can’t find the words to express my dismay at this, the latest cultural atrocity emanating from the immoral LGBTQueer movement. Our friend Dr. Michael Brown focuses below on the lack of “gay” activist criticism of the shocking spectacle of “Desmond Is Amazing,” aka Desmond Napoles. In future posts we will hone in on other disturbing factors, including:

1) the media’s activist role in uncritically ushering in ALL aspects of the gay/bi/trans agenda, no matter how radical, even sexualizing and corrupting young children; and

2) the role of “progressive” parents/enablers, including those in homosexual-led households, in foisting adult immoralities on the children in their care.

This poor boy is being abused and exploited by his own mom, in addition to countless other sexual “progressives.” Today’s liberalism is bad for kids because it seemingly has no moral boundaries.

America is becoming a very dark place, as large segments of our society collectively give God the finger, as it were. This is what a post-Christian society looks like after 50 years of “gay” revolution. (Next year is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York City that birthed modern homosexual activist radicalism.)

A terrific column by Dr. Brown follows after the jump and these two appalling videos: 1) A shameless puff piece on ABC’s recent “GMA Day” featuring the Napoles and some adult male “drag queens”; and 2) video of the boy doing a “drag” performance at a homosexual club in San Francisco as men throw and give dollar bills to him as he prances on stage!

No wonder so many nations don’t want to be like America anymore. — Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH; @PeterLaBarbera

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Drain Obama’s LGBTQ Swamp – Sen. Mike Lee Blocks Radical Lesbian Legal Activist Chai Feldblum at EEOC as ‘Threat to Marriage’

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

UPDATE: VICTORY: LGBTQ legal activist and Obama appointee Chai Feldblum has stepped down from the EEOC, thanks to the principled tenacity of Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah). Please contact Sen. Lee (info below) and THANK HIM for taking action in defense of truth, natural marriage and religious and First Amendment liberty! 

‘Gay Rights’ Over Religious Freedom? Radical lesbian activist and EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum (first nominated by Obama) was curiously reappointed to the federal agency by President Trump last year. But her nomination is stalled due to a Senate block by conservative Utah Sen. Mike Lee (R). The above is a screenshot of Feldblum’s Twitter page blocking AFTAH’s Peter LaBarbera–commentary in red is ours–demonstrating her lack of impartiality. Click to enlarge.

We applaud Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) for putting a hold in the Senate on leftist lesbian legal activist Chai Feldblum, whom President Donald Trump foolishly reappointed to the federal EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) last December. AFTAH has followed Feldblum (an atheist) for many years and fought her back in 2009 when she was first appointed to the EEOC by Obama. By the way, she petulantly blocks me on Twitter, indicating her lack of impartiality and strong activist bias.

Feldblum argues that the battle between “gay rights” and religious liberties is a “zero-sum game” and that LGBTQ legal activists should and invariably will win those fights. I don’t know what Trump was thinking when he reappointed her. After all, he ran for office pledging to his base of evangelical Christian voters that he would ardently defend religious freedom. And “LGBTQ rights” is the Number One threat to freedom of conscience in America today. How about draining that Obama LGBTQ swamp, Mr. President?

Below is a column that Sen. Lee wrote back in February. Please support him by calling his office, and the two Senators representing your state. –Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH; Twitter: @PeterLaBarbera

Take Action:

  1. Thank Sen. Lee, online HERE, or by calling his DC office: 202-224-5444. His Salt Lake City office number is 801-524-5933.
  2. Contact your own state’s U.S. Senators through the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and urge them to reject this anti-marriage sexual revolutionary at the EEOC.
  3. Contact the White House online HERE or by calling 202-456-1111. Urge President Trump to drain Obama’s federal LGBTQ swamp by withdrawing the (re)nomination of Obama appointee and LGBTQ legal crusader Chai Feldblum.
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Related Resources:

  • NBC News: “GOP Senator blocks reappointment of EEOC’s only LGBTQ commissioner”
  • Peter Sprigg, Family Research Council report: “Chai Feldblum should not be reappointed to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission” (Dec. 2017)
  • AFTAH article (2009): “Obama EEOC appointee Chai Feldblum would turn Christians and moral foes of homosexuality into second-class citizens”

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A Threat to Marriage from the EEOC

By Sen. Mike Lee, Feb. 9, 2018

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah)

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission may seem like an unlikely threat to religious liberty and the institution of marriage. After all, the federal agency was created to combat workplace discrimination by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. But sadly, the agency created to fight discrimination now threatens to discriminate itself; one nominee to the commission’s five-member board wants to use the federal agency’s power to undermine our nation’s founding principles.

Chai Feldblum was first nominated to the EEOC by President Barack Obama in 2009, but she was not confirmed by the Senate. In March 2010, President Obama skirted the Senate by seating Feldblum on the commission when Congress was in recess. The Senate ultimately confirmed Feldblum on a 54-41 vote during a lame-duck session in December of that year. Only two Republicans voted for Feldblum’s confirmation.

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LISTEN: Pastor Greg Young Interviews LaBarbera on Escalating LGBTQ Radicalism

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Following is an interview I did today with Pastor Greg Young of Chosen Generation radio. Go to the 1:37 mark in the audio player below for the start of the segment (you manipulate the time of the show playback by touching the yellow bars at the bottom of the graphic). We have other, past interviews with Pastor Greg to post, which we will do in the future. — Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH.org; Twitter: @PeterLaBarbera

Listen to “#MediaBias @dangainor @newsbusters @theMRC #EPA @DerrickWilburn #DefendingThePresident @Shestokas @realDonaldTrump #LGBTAgen @PeterLaBarbera” on Spreaker.

LISTEN: AFTAH’s LaBarbera on VCY America Crosstalk’ Assails NAE, CCCU Evangelical Compromise on ‘LGBTQ Rights’

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

Incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D) has declared that passage of the LGBTQ “Equality Act”–essentially adding homosexuality and transgenderism as the bases for new federal “civil rights”–a top priority in 2019.

Click HERE to listen to today’s interview between Jim Schneider of VCY America’s “Crosstalk” and AFTAH president Peter LaBarbera. The program description is below. Read Prof. Robert Gagnon’s article on the evangelical groups’ compromise in support of federal LGBTQ rights HERE.

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Evangelical Groups Adopt LGBT Compromise

Posted: 18 Dec 2018 02:58 PM PST

Date:      December 18, 2018
Host:       Jim Schneider
​Guest:     Peter LaBarbera
Listen:    ​MP3 ​​​| Order

Peter LaBarbera is the president of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality.

Jim began this program with a shocking fact. Today there are evangelical groups that are linking arms with the LGBT movement to assist in closing churches that condemn homosexuality.

He cited WND.com that has noted two major organizations, the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and the National Association of Evangelicals, that have endorsed adding sexual orientation and gender identity protections to federal non-discrimination laws.

Peter described this effort as proposing a compromise that would carve out religious exemptions for them, while at the same time creating federal gay rights and transgender rights that would be imposed on the rest of the nation.

This issue is based upon 3 points. The first is that God created human beings in His image (male and female) and that sexual relations be reserved for the marriage of one man and one woman.

Point number two urges Congress to support long-standing civil rights laws and First Amendment guarantees that protect free religious exercise.

Point number three communicates that no one should face violence, harassment, or unjust discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

It’s the third point that raises concerns. Who defines ‘unjust discrimination’? What about the Christian baker, florist, photographer or wedding venue owner? What about the violation of their religious beliefs and convictions?

This third point is the central theme of discussion and you can hear how it played out when you review this important edition of Crosstalk.

More Information:

National Association of Evangelicals
202-479-0815

Council for Christian Colleges and Universities
202-546-8713

Prof. Gagnon Responds to Christian Groups’ Compromise with LGBTQ Activists on Sexual Orientation Laws

Monday, December 17th, 2018

Peace in Our Time? Apparently some evangelical “leaders” are taking their cues from 20th-Century British appeaser Neville Chamberlain in seeking to work out an unbiblical compromise with the powerful homosexual-bisexual-transgender lobby–supposedly to preserve their religious freedoms. No Christian should support the creation of “rights” based on sinful sexual behaviors that are changeable and do not define a person.

“Jesus didn’t formulate the Golden Rule to provide special legal protections for, and promotion of, immoral behavior.”

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“These Evangelical appeasers have the ‘innocent as doves’ demeanor down but not the ‘wise as serpents’ part.”— Prof. Robert Gagnon

Take Action: Contact the National Association of Evangelicals at their DC office at 202-479-0815 (or online HERE), and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities HERE (Phone — choose option #8: 202-546-8713). Voice your opposition to their unbiblical compromise that would create and recognize federal “rights” based on immoral homosexual and transgender lifestyles.

Related info:

  • NAE compromise proposal (obtained by WORLD mag): [HERE]
  • WORLD magazine article, “Boards Back SOGI Compromise,
  • Ryan Anderson’s article in Daily Signal: “Misguided Proposal From Christian Leaders and LGBT Activists Is Anything but ‘Fairness for All’”

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Folks, the largely Christian social conservative movement never seems to learn that by constantly “playing defense” and backing up in the face of a hyper-aggressive LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) movement, we will always lose. Now a group of “leaders” from two evangelical associations are getting in the game, floating a disastrous and cowardly compromise with “gay” and “transgender” activists that if enacted, will only help advance the normalization of sex-and-gender perversion in the United States. Prof. Robert Gagnon, probably the world’s leading authority on the Bible and homosexuality, ably responds to their misguided proposal below. — Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH; Twitter: @PeterLaBarbera 

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Dr. Robert Gagnon’s Response to Evangelical Leaders’ Compromise with LGBT Activists

Written by Dr. Robert A. J. Gagnon, 12-17-18, reprinted from Illinois Family Institute

In a blog post titled “‘Fairness For All’: Smart Politics, Or A Sellout?” (Dec. 13), Rod Dreher, senior editor at The American Conservative, reports a defense of the recent decision by the boards of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) to support “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” “federal anti-discrimination law in exchange for religious liberty guarantees written into the same law.” The defense was made by “a prominent conservative Evangelical political strategist who works at both the national and state levels” and whom Dreher calls “Smith.” Rod himself professes to be unsure about the whole subject; an uncertainty that appears to be fueled by his usual belief that voting Republican changes nothing.

The substance of the defense is essentially born of naïve utilitarianism, overlaid with a veneer of high rhetoric about standing up for the “rights” of LGBTQ persons. In effect: We are losing the battle over human sexuality in the culture so, while we still can, let’s cut a deal with proponents of all things “gay” and “transgender” that gives us something in return. They will (allegedly) recognize our good will and then become favorably disposed to protect our “religious liberties” in both the short- and long-term.

The problem with the argument is that it amounts to a policy of appeasement with sexual extremists who advocate (from our perspective) a grossly immoral sexual policy and have never exhibited a “we’ll stop here approach” before. It is an appeasement that requires us to sacrifice our basic principles to get some statutory assurance that can easily be retracted by legislative vote after a full-court indoctrination surge, predicated on the new law, overwhelms remaining resistance. In addition, it is an appeasement that provides only the narrowest of exemptions for religious institutions while throwing under the bus the vast majority of Christians who work and live outside those institutions.

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