Friday, December 28, 2012


What follows is an abbreviated page from conservapedia that illustrates the Facist, intolerant actions against those who resist the affirming and enshrining of homosexuality in their own personal/professional lives:

 
There have been a notable number of incidents involving the issue of homosexuality and religious liberty in regards to dissent and the objectionableness of homosexuality.

 

Harry Hammond

In October of 2001, a 69 year-old street preacher named Harry Hammond from Bournemouth, England was subjected to assault by a angry crowd of 40 people while he proclaimed his Christian views in the town center which included a call to repentance in respect to homosexuality.[1] Mr. Hammond suffered from a type of autism making speaking with others difficult for him.[1] Mr. Hammond was holding a sign bearing the words, "Jesus Gives Peace, Jesus is Alive, Stop Immorality, Stop Homosexuality, Stop Lesbianism, Jesus is Lord".[1]
Two police officers arrived at the scene, there was a disagreement as to whether they should protect him or arrest him and eventually Mr Hammond was arrested but no violent members of the crowd were arrested.[1] At the time there were complaints from homosexuals about the sign which called for repentance in regards to homosexuality.[2]
Subsequently, Harry Hammond was charged and prosecuted and fined under the Public Order Act 1986.[1] Sadly, Mr Hammond later died and despite a posthumous court appeal stating that Mr. Hammond should have the right to freedom of religion and the freedom to express his beliefs, it was ruled that Harry Hammond had acted unreasonably in holding up a sign he knew to be offensive.[1] A further appeal to the European Court of Human Rights was also dismissed.[1]

 

  • In Canada a printer was fined several years ago for refusing a pro-homosexual printing contract that he said violated his traditional Christian beliefs.[7]
  
  • Time Magazine reported the following incident regarding the Roman Catholic Church and homosexual activists: "In San Francisco gay activists smeared handprints in paint and hung posters depicting sex acts in the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption and the archdiocese chancery."[9]
  • A British couple were told they were denied the chance to adopt because it was determined that their Christian religious faith might 'prejudice' them against a homosexual child put in their custody.[6]
  • In March of 2000 in New York City, a pastor was compelled to remove a billboard display from a city street because it violated the city’s pro-homosexual anti-discrimination law. The billboard simply quoted Leviticus 18:22: “Thou shall not lie with mankind as with womankind. It is abomination.”[10]
  • According to WorldNetDaily: "Already in the United States, Catholic Charities of Boston halted all adoption operations in the state after being told under Massachusetts' pro-'gay' nondiscrimination law, only agencies that placed children in homosexual-led households would get licensed by the state." [6]
  • Five Christians in St. Petersburg, Florida which included two pastors were arrested at a homosexual rally for merely stepping onto the public sidewalk instead staying caged in their officially designated "free speech zone."[4]
  • In Elmira, New York police arrested seven Christians for praying in a public park where a homosexual festival was getting started.[4]
 In 2005, Emily Brooker, a social-work student at Missouri State University, was enrolled. At first, a mandatory assignment for his class was to advocate homosexual foster homes and adoption, with all students required to sign an advocacy letter, on university stationery, to the state legislature.When Brooker objected on religious grounds, she was charged with a "Level 3," the most serious, violation of professional standards.  

  • In the UK Registrar Lillian Ladele was forced to choose between her job and her Christian faith for opposing same-sex civil unions.
  • In February 2012, the BBC reported that the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu received abusive and threatening racist emails after speaking out against the decision to redefine marriage (The UK Coalition government plans to introduce same-sex marriage by 2015).
  • David Burrowes, MP for the UK Conservative Party received a death threat after opposing the redefinition of marriage. It was later reported that activists published his travel plans on the internet and urged people to confront him.
  • Roman Catholic Archbishop Mario Gonti of Glasgow, Scotland was reported to the police in 2006 for a sermon which said that civil unions undermine marriage.
  • In October 2011, a housing association manager from Manchester, England Adrian Smith was demoted and had his salary cut by 40% all because he commented on Facebook that civil partnerships in churches was 'an equality too far'.

 

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