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AFTAH Joins Texas Groups in Urging Gov. Abbott to Call a Special Legislative Session to Defend Texas’ Marriage Amendment

Friday, June 5th, 2015

SCOTUS decision could negate a vote of 76% of Texas voters; Dr. Hotze: Gov. Abbott has been “AWOL” on defending Texas Marriage Amendment

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Will Gov. Abbott act to defend marriage in Texas? Dr. Steve Hotze of Conservative Republicans of Texas presents letter signed by Texas pro-life and pro-family leaders to an aide to Gov. Greg. Abbott. The letter calls on the governor to call a special legislative session to defend Texas’ popular marriage-protection amendment–which could be negated by a Supreme Court ruling “nationalizing” homosexuality-based “marriage.”

 

The following is taken from an e-mail sent out June 4 by Dr. Steve Hotze, president of Conservative Republicans of Texas calling for a special legislative session to defend real (traditional) marriage in Texas from being redefined by the U.S. Supreme Court. The actual pro-family coalition letter is at the bottom of this post:

Urge Governor Abbott to Call a Special Legislative Session to
Defend State Sovereignty and the Texas Marriage Amendment

Sign Petition Below

June 4, 2015

Governor Greg Abbott must call a Special Legislative Session to defend the Texas Marriage Amendment and assert our state sovereignty!

During the recent Legislative Session, Republicans in the Texas House and Senate were blocked by the pro-homosexual Democrats from voting on legislation that would have defended the Texas Marriage Amendment. That proposed legislation, HB 4105, The Preservation of State Sovereignty and Marriage Act, had overwhelming support of Texas Republican State Legislators. In fact, 92 of 150 state representatives coauthored HB 4105. The Democrats were able to filibuster and throw up roadblocks to prevent this bill from being voted upon.

AFTAH President Peter LaBarbera with Dr. Steve Hotze, President of Conservative Republicans of Texas, in front of the Texas State Capitol building in Austin.

AFTAH President Peter LaBarbera with Dr. Steve Hotze, President of Conservative Republicans of Texas, in front of the Texas State Capitol building in Austin. Click to enlarge.

Republicans in the Texas House had to settle for a Legal Memorandum supporting traditional marriage and the Republicans in the Senate were only able to pass a resolution supporting traditional marriage, SR 1028. Unfortunately, neither of these has the force of law.

Your voice needs to be heard! You can still help make sure that this legislation is passed.
You need to act today! You are a part of the 76% that voted for the Texas Marriage Amendment.

Governor Abbott needs to hear from you now because he has been AWOL as Governor on defending the Texas Marriage Amendment. He refused to sponsor or speak at either one of the Defense of Texas Marriage Amendment Rallies. In fact Daniel Hodge, Governor Abbott’s Chief of Staff, tried to intimidate me into cancelling the Defense of the Texas Marriage Amendment Rally at the state convention. The first rally was held at the Republican State Convention on June 5, 2014 and the second one was held at the Texas State Capitol on March 23, 2015 which featured Chief Justice Roy Moore of Alabama. In contrast to Abbott, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz spoke at the state convention rally. Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and Attorney General Ken Paxton spoke at both rallies.

Encourage Governor Abbott to call a Special Legislative Session to defend the Texas Marriage Amendment and to advance state rights and state sovereignty which are guaranteed by the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

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Texas Bill HB 4105 Banning Licensing of Homosexual ‘Marriages’ Set for Vote Soon

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

LGBT Lobby and liberals in a panic as Texas conservatives go on offense against the homosexual/gender-confusion agenda

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Dr. Steven Hotze

(c)  State or local funds may not be used for an activity that includes the licensing or support of a same-sex marriage.
(d)  A state or local governmental employee may not recognize, grant, or enforce a same-sex marriage license.
(e)  State or local funds may not be used to enforce an order requiring the issuance or recognition of a same-sex marriage license.
— Language from Texas bill HB 4105, the “Preservation of State Sovereignty and Marriage Act”

Folks, don’t you love how conservative Texans are not afraid of Big Gay Inc, or the Supreme Court, for that matter? I was just informed by my friend Dr. Steven Hotze, president  of Conservative Republicans of Texas that he expects HB 4105 [see text of bill here] to pass out of the Texas House today (Wednesday). Then it will go on to the Senate. If passed there, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is expected to sign it into law.

LGBT activists and pro-homosexuality liberals (that’s redundant these days) are freaking out over HB 4105 and other Texas bills designed to thwart the homosexual/gender-confusion agenda. (See MSNBC hyperventilating HERE.) They simply are not used to conservatives playing offense! The following e-alert was sent out today by Dr. Hotze. By the way, I had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Hotze in D.C., as we were both speakers at Janet Porter’s “Restrain the Judges” press conference in front of the Supreme Court [watch the video HERE]. He is an awesome culture warrior with a big heart for God’s Truth. Thank God conservatives are starting to challenge judicial supremacy.  — Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH; Twitter: @PeterLaBarbera

Dr. Hotze writes:

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TAKE ACTION: There are 90 Republican state representatives who have authored and co-authored HB 4105Call your state senator as well and ask him to vote for HB 4105 after it passes the House and is sent to the Senate. Call Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick at 512-463-0001 and email him at [email protected]; and let him know that you want him to pass HB 4105 when it arrives in the Senate this week.  Lt. Governor Patrick needs to hear from you that you want this bill passed this session.  The session ends May 31st so time is of the essence.  Take action today!

HB 4105 Preservation of State Sovereignty and Marriage Act
Set for Vote in Texas House Today 

May 12, 2015

Dear Fellow Conservative,

Greetings in Christ!

HB 4105the Preservation of State Sovereignty and Marriage Act,  is on the House Calendar for today, Tuesday, May 12, 2015.  However, due to the backlog of bills, it may not be voted on until late this evening or maybe evenWednesday or Thursday.  The deadline for passing this bill on the second reading is this Thursday at midnight. You must keep the pressure on the Texas legislators to pass HB 4105. Click here to call your state representative and click on their name to send him an email: https://www.txdirectory.com/online/txhouse/

The Texas Marriage Amendment passed with an overwhelming 76% of the electorate in the general election in 2005.  The Texas Marriage Amendment of the Texas Constitution, Article 1, Section 32, provides that: “Marriage in this state shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman.”

Please read the latest blockbuster story about HB 4105 in today’s Washington Post: [click HERE]

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Peter LaBarbera’s Remarks at Supreme Court ‘Restrain the Judges’ Press Conference on Homosexual ‘Marriage’

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
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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.”

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LaBarbera’s remarks:

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.”

We call upon Congress to “Restrain the Judges”!

AFA: Supreme Court Justices Kagan and Ginsburg Should Recuse Themselves from SCOTUS ‘Gay Marriage’ Cases

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Both justices performed homosexual “marriages” 

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No Justice: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is hardly impartial on the issue of homosexuality-based “marriage’ (just as she isn’t on abortion). According to AFA, Ginsburg has “officiated” at five counterfeit same-sex “weddings.” Justice Elena Kagan has also performed sodomy-based “marriage” rituals. AFA says both “activist” justices should recuse themselves from SCOTUS cases on the issue.

American Family Association) Press Release

Friday, January 16, 2015

Kagan and Ginsburg: Recuse Yourselves!

American Family Association Says Supreme Court Justices Should Step Down on SCOTUS Marriage Cases

[Note: AFTAH has added quote marks around the word “marriage”–as in same-sex “marriage”–in all non-quotation references to the term in the original release–to preserve the natural, age-old understanding of the word.]

TUPELO, Miss.—The issue of same-sex “marriage” in America has divided the country this past year, with state, district and federal courts issuing ruling after ruling.

In light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s announcement that it will hear the issue, American Family Association (AFA, www.afa.net) says Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg should recuse themselves from making any same-sex “marriage” decisions because they have both conducted same-sex marriage ceremonies.

“Both of these justices’ personal and private actions that actively endorse gay marriage clearly indicate how they would vote on same-sex marriage cases before the Supreme Court,” said AFA President Tim Wildmon. “Congress has directed that federal judicial officers must disqualify themselves from hearing cases in specified circumstances. Both Kagan and Ginsburg have not only been partial to same-sex marriage but they have also proven themselves to be activists in favor of it. In order to ensure the Court’s integrity and impartiality, both should recuse themselves from same-sex marriage cases. Congress has an obligation to Americans to see that members of the Supreme Court are held to the highest standards of integrity. The law demands it, and the people deserve it.”

AFA sent an Action Alert to its one million-plus supporters, asking them to write a letter to their members of Congress, urging them to remind members of the nation’s highest court of their charge to maintain impartiality. Title 28, Part I, Chapter 21, Section 455 of the U.S. Code titled “Disqualification of justice, judge, or magistrate judge,” states that “Any justice, judge, or magistrate judge of the United States shall disqualify himself in any proceeding in which his impartiality might reasonably be questioned.”

Kagan performed a September 21, 2014, same-sex “marriage” ceremony for her former law clerk and his partner in Maryland. And Ginsburg performed a same-sex “marriage” ceremony at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., in August 2013.

OneNewsNow.com, AFA’s news service, also reported that Ginsburg has officiated at least five same-sex “marriage” ceremonies.

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VIDEO: America’s Survival TV – LaBarbera and Kincaid Discuss Hollywood Homosexual Pedophile Scandal and Canada ‘Hate’ Politics

Saturday, April 26th, 2014
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Michael Egan

This interview with America’s Survival President Cliff Kincaid aired on AS’s Roku channel April 24, 2014. In discussing homosexuality and pedophilia, Kincaid references a video by homosexual Walter Lee Hampton complaining about seeing so many homosexual men in thir 30’s, 40’s and even 50’s in sexual relationships with minor boys [go HERE to view]. At about 17:45 the discussion shifts to LaBarbera recounting his run-in with Canada’s homosexuality-affirming “hate” politics, culminating in his arrest for protesting peacefully with Bill Whatcott at University of Regina, in Satchatchewan. [Go HERE to watch this on YouTube.] America’s Survival writes:

Pedophiles Exposed! Peter LaBarbera on Gay Media Power

The mother of the alleged victim of a powerful Hollywood pedophile ring says she tried for years to interest the media in the story. Michael Egan’s mother Bonnie Mound said, “I wrote every news channel, every magazine, every talk show host, everybody, from Oprah to ‘20/20‘ to ‘60 Minutes‘…. Nobody wanted to do anything because of the high-profile people involved.” Although Egan attorney Jeff Herman said the suits are not about homosexuality, but rather pedophilia and child abuse, Peter LaBarbera of the group Americans for Truth notes that the founder of the modern gay rights movement, Harry Hay, was a communist who supported the North American Man-Boy Love Association (NAMBLA). LaBarbera was recently arrested and jailed in Canada for distributing pro-family values literature on the campus of the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada.

WATCH: Kincaid Interviews LaBarbera – Notes Shepard Smith’s Inclusion in OUT Mag’s Powerful Homosexuals List

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Even FOX News is biased in favor of homosexual “marriage”

Shepard Smith has demonstrated his pro-homosexual bias on air as a FOX News anchor.

Shepard Smith has demonstrated his pro-homosexual bias on air as a FOX News anchor.

The following Skype interview by America’s Survival founder Cliff Kincaid with AFTAH President Peter LaBarbera aired on AS’s Roku channel June 26, 2013. The two discuss the Supreme Court’s striking down of Section 3 of DOMA and the Court’s Prop 8 ruling. In discussing the media’s strong pro-“gay” bias, LaBarbera reports that a major Pew Research Center study of media coverage on homosexual “marriage” found that even FOX News’ reporting was biased in favor of “same-sex marriage.”

Kincaid then reveals that veteran FOX News anchor Shepard Smith has for the third year in a row been listed (along with Matt Drudge) in the homosexual magazine OUT‘s “Power 50” list of the 50 most powerful homosexuals in America. (Smith is not publicly homosexual, nor is Drudge — but neither was CNN’s Anderson Cooper when he was similarly listed for years by OUT — only to “come out” as a public homosexual last year.)

Kincaid also discusses Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan’s alleged lesbianism, and LaBarbera describes the rise of a new “ex-gay” Christian umbrella group (Restored Hope Network) that replaces the now defunct Exodus International — which cravenly abandoned its defining mission of helping men and women abandon homosexuality. You can watch the interview on America’s Survival’s YouTube channel here: http://youtu.be/Si8SuFujq0M

Jan LaRue on DOMA and Prop 8 Rulings: SCOTUS Amends the Declaration of Independence

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013
Justice Anthony Kennedy opined in his majority

According to Justice Anthony Kennedy, congressional supporters of DOMA were “blinded by a desire to ‘demean,’ ‘harm,’ ‘injure,’ and ‘degrade'” homosexual couples,” writes Jan LaRue.

This column by stellar pro-family culture warrior and legal analyst Jan LaRue first appeared in American Thinker (which we highly recommend) July 2, 2013. It is reprinted with the permission of the author. To read other AT columns by LaRue, go HERE. —PL

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SCOTUS Amends the Declaration of Independence

By Jan LaRue

Thomas Jefferson, call your office. Five lawyers on the Supreme Court have issues with your handiwork.

A revised version of the Declaration is the inevitable outcome of their opinions in the same-sex “marriage” cases hammered down on Wednesday in Windsor v. United States and Hollingsworth v. Perry.

For those who think those rulings are merely about an insignificant “social issue,” think again. In the words of the Prophet Isaiah:

“Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands far off. For truth has stumbled in the public square, and honesty cannot enter. Truth is missing, and whoever turns from evil is plundered.”

For starters, Mr. Jefferson, “appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions,” even when it comes to marriage created by our “Creator” is so 1776.

You and your 55 co-signors of the Declaration didn’t get this line right either:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

So five wise guys and gals, not to be confused with Solomon, tweaked it, finding their inspiration in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Their revised standard version reads:

“We hold these delusions to be pretty darn clear that all people are whatever the heck they self-identify as, regardless of biology or DNA, endowed by their Supreme Judges with life, except, of course, for the unborn; liberty, meaning “the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life,” as long as it doesn’t offend the moral judgment of the Supreme Judges whose moral judgments trump those of their Subjects.”

Justice Anthony (“Swinging”) Kennedy wrote the incoherent majority opinion in Windsor, throwing out Section 3 of DOMA. That section defines the term “marriage” as one man and one woman “for all purposes under federal law, including the provision of federal benefits.”

Kennedy, armed with his irrational basis test and magic spectacles, found that DOMA violates the due process clause of the Fifth Amendment because it “singles out a class of persons deemed by a state entitled to recognition and protection to enhance their own liberty.”

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LaBarbera Slams ‘Craven’ Justice Anthony Kennedy for Striking Down DOMA Provision ‘in the Name of the Children’

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Contact: Peter LaBarbera: 312-324-3787; [email protected]

The following statement was issued June 27 by Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality:

Yesterday’s decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court striking down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and effectively invalidating Californians’ vote to preserve marriage as between a man and a woman — continues America’s godless trajectory toward sexual and gender chaos.  We have become a Profane Nation at war with our own heritage and the Judeo-Christian moral values that helped make us great.

Healthy societies discriminate against sexually immoral behavior: homosexuality, sex outside marriage, pornography, incest, etc. This benefits children and adults by using the law to reinforce stable moral boundaries and steer citizens away from destructive (sinful) behaviors. So it was stunning to read the majority decision by Justice Anthony Kennedy – a Reagan appointee – overturning DOMA’s pro-natural-marriage provision in the name of the children.

Kennedy surely has earned his future laudatory obit in the New York Times for capitulating to “gay” activist ideology — but among clear-thinking Americans who still know right from wrong he will go down in history as one more craven elitist who sold out Almighty God for a place in the Gay Hall of Fame.

Jettisoning the dictates of his own Catholic religion – which has some pretty strong words for putting children in homosexual-led households – Kennedy declares that by not recognizing legalized homosexual “marriages” in New York and other states, DOMA:

…“places same-sex couples in an unstable position of being in a second-tier marriage. The differentiation demeans the couple, whose moral and sexual choices the Constitution protects….And it humiliates tens of thousands of children now being raised by same-sex couples.”

What philosophical drivel. Only a decadent society — in which God and common sense have been kicked to the curb – would use its laws to enforce the egalitarian nightmare whereby government treats households that are fatherless or motherless ‘by design’ as if they are morally and practically equivalent to normal mom-and-dad homes. (And if you dare to disagree, you’re a hateful bigot.)

Homosexual practice is a perversion and homosexual role models are NOT healthy for kids. Neither is replacing dad with a “second mom,” or mommy with Daddy Number Two.

The Kennedy majority’s legal insanity is what emerges from an Isaiah 5:20 culture (evil is good and good evil) that puts deviant sexual identities on a pedestal, to be celebrated as protected “civil rights.” The LGBT Pandora’s Box has been flung open, and there will be much more folly and destruction to follow — including the public policy madness of establishing “gender identity” (read: extreme gender confusion) as a parallel “civil right.”

At least the Supreme Court did not create a national “right” to homosexual “marriage.” But we must be vigilant, as future LGBT litigation, coupled with the appalling self-righteousness of Kennedy’s liberal court majority, will combine to make this the next goal of the judicial supremacists.


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