FAITH UNDER FIRE
Major US city officially condemns Catholic Church
Instructs members to defy Holy Office of Inquisition
Posted: July 15, 2008
8:48 pm Eastern
© 2008 WorldNetDaily
San Francisco and many other such cities in the US that have become haven’s for everything ungodly were made so, have become so due to the church ceding these places instead of going in and proactively preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As this spiritual blackout increases across the nation in major city after major city and these cities elected officials exert greater and greater control – they do so by the church having forsaken its calling and the hurt that is done upon the nation falls not upon the gays lesbians atheists agnostics and those who practice all manner of evil deeds, but it falls squarely upon those who obey not the commandments and words of Jesus Christ who love not Christ and the Father with all their heart mind soul and spirit and their neighbors as themselves so as to see that as many as possible of them shall not perish but have everlasting life, even as the Lord has so freely given unto them.
I again speak of Jay Stern who was a recruiter for a militant gay group in Co-op city in the 1970’s who used to beat up people and force them to become gay and join their group. He being so evil had Jesus Christ Preached to him and Jay came to Jesus Christ, Jay was washed in the blood of the lamb, Jay was turned inside out, Jay was accepted into the family of God where I attended church and confessed openly his past – we became fast friends, we traveled to meetings together, and he witnessed to many of Jesus Christ. Jay later got married and pastors a church.
How many Jay Sterns are out there needed to personally have Jesus Christ preached to them, and the gospel without compromise. How shall they come if they do no hear individually and personally?
Truly, truly where great darkness is -- how much greater is the power and light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ made manifest in those places.
A San Francisco city and county board resolution that officially labeled the Catholic church's moral teachings on homosexuality as "insulting to all San Franciscans," "hateful," "defamatory," "insensitive" and "ignorant" will be challenged tomorrow in court for violating the Constitution's prohibition of government hostility toward religion.
168-08, passed unanimously by the City and County of
San Francisco Board of Supervisors two years ago, also accused the
It said of the church's teaching on homosexuality, "Such hateful and discriminatory rhetoric is both insulting and callous, and shows a level of insensitivity and ignorance which has seldom been encountered by this Board of Supervisors."
reported earlier, Resolution 168-08 was an official response to the
Catholic Church's ban on adoption placements into homosexual couple households,
issued by Cardinal William Levada of the Congregation
for the Doctrine of the Faith at the
The board's resolution urged the city's local archbishop and the Catholic Charities
of the Archdiocese of San Francisco to defy the
The resolution also took a shot at Levada, the
former archbishop of
The anti-Catholic diatribe had previously been challenged in
She wrote in her decision, "The Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith provoked this debate, indeed may have invited entanglement" for instructing Catholic politicians on how to vote. "This court does not find that our case law requires political bodies to remain silent in the face of provocation."
She ruled that the city's proclamation was not entangling the government in church affairs, since the resolution was a non-binding, non-regulatory announcement.
Since no law was enacted, she ruled, city officials – even in their official capacity as representatives of the government – can say what they want. "It is merely the exercise of free speech rights by duly elected office holders," she wrote.
Richard Thompson, president and chief counsel of the
"Sadly, the ruling itself clearly exhibited hostility toward the Catholic Church," he said in a news release. "The judge in her written decision held that the Church 'provoked the debate' by publicly expressing its moral teaching, and that by passing the resolution the City responded 'responsibly' to all of the 'terrible' things the Church was saying."
Thomas More attorney Robert Muise will present oral arguments in the case tomorrow morning in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. "Our Constitution plainly forbids hostility toward any religion, including the Catholic faith," he said in a news release.
"In total disregard for the Constitution, homosexual activists in
positions of authority in
Thomas More attorneys made the argument in the District Court case that the "anti-Catholic resolution sends a clear message" that Catholics are "outsiders, not full members of the political community."
The cultural, and now political, straight-arm to adherents of the Christian
Following a gathering of 25,000 teens at
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution condemning the "act of provocation" by what it termed an "anti-gay," "anti-choice" organization that aimed to "negatively influence the politics of America's most tolerant and progressive city."
Openly gay California Assemblyman Mark Leno told protesters of the teen
rally that though such religious people may be few, "they're loud, they're
obnoxious, they're disgusting, and they should get out of
The Chronicle also reported on a
Currently, as WND has reported, the states of Colorado and Michigan are tackling the question of whether the Bible itself can be vilified as "hate speech" for it's condemnation of homosexuality, and Canada has developed human rights commissions, which have decided people cannot express opposition to homosexuality without fear of government reprisal.