Five windows were broken at Wren Church of God in Easley, South Carolina. No messages were left.
Also, Matthew Catholic Church in El Paso, Texas was also vandalized.
Church vandalism is occurring throughout the U.S., and we often don’t notice it because it is scattered. By seeing all of these attacks in one site, we can get a better picture of assaults on freedom of religion in our country. We will continue to identify church vandalism as it occurs.
Many pro-aborts are no doubt upset about pro-life legislation being passed in a number of states. That may have been what prompted someone in the Philadephia area to spray-paint something on the front of Notre Dame de Lourdes Church. It said,
“You do not have the right to decide how others lives”
It is not clear why the culprit decided to blame this church, especially since this church is in Pennsylvania, where no pro-life legislation has been passed. I assume that they are simply lashing out at anyone who is a likely ally of pro-life efforts, such as Catholics.
But look at what they were saying. They were saying that that no one has a right to decide how others live. That raises a number of questions:
- Do pro-aborts have the right to decide whether it is okay to vandalize a church?
- Do pro-aborts have the right to force their messages on the front of a church?
- Do pro-aborts get to force their views on the front doors of a church?
As normally happens with those who want to fight against freedom of speech and freedom of religion, they also are myopic about their own efforts that stifle speech and religion.
It’s time for everyone to respect our freedoms while allowing our elected legislatures to debate ideas and pass laws.
Central Park School for Children, a charter school in Durham, NC, decided to push their middle school students into acceptance of the drag queen lifestyle. This was initiated because school officials felt there was bullying of LGBT students at the school.
See the story here.
It is sad that there was bullying of any child. Unfortunately, that happens a lot in school. I was bullied in my high school because I was a professed Christian, yet no one ever thought about bringing in a pastor to preach tolerance to my fellow students. Apparently, in today’s world, only the LGBT community is deserving of such deference.
The article indicates that a large majority of LGBT individuals contemplate suicide. There is an implication that it is due to bullying. However, members of the LGBT community have a tendency to have suicidal thoughts regardless of whether they are bullied or not. This is especially true of transgenders. Those who suffer from these conditions deserve our sympathy, but we do not need to promote their lifestyle.
I can only imagine that the logical outcome of this will be that drag queen teachers will one day be accepted as well. After all, don’t we want them to have a positive self image?
Those of us who want our right to see positive role models promoted to our children face an uphill battle. The issue should be about training our children, not hosting events to help people with self image problems.
On Sunday, May 12, a Catholic church in Burkina Faso was attacked by 20-30 gunmen. Six people, including the priest, were killed. Afterward, the attackers burned down the church.
After years of quiet, it appears that terrorists, possibly Al-Qaeda or ISIS, have been staging attacks, including the 3 church attacks.
This is important news about religious persecution, but it will probably be hidden behind some incessant news about the latest meaningless politics in Washington.
Since February 2019, 10 Catholic churches have been vandalized across France. Apparently this isn’t a trend the main stream media wants to report on. See this story.
Thomas Rost has run his Harris Funeral Homes for 50 years. Some of his employees are assigned to help grieving families plan and carry out their funerals. To that end, those employees are expected to wear a skirt suit if they are female or a regular suit if they are male.
One of his male employees came to Rost and declared that he was transitioning to a female and that he would now be wearing female clothes until he physically transitions. Rost, knowing that such a situation would only make matters worse with some grieving families. For that reason, Rost forbid that employee from dressing as a woman. As a result, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed two lawsuits against.
Rost, who is a Christian, has a deeply held belief that one cannot change one’s sex. In addition, the EEOC is attempting to change the language of non-discrimination laws to include “gender” in place of “sex”. This is not what the law says and is not what Congress voted on. It is merely EEOC’s attempt to force a Christian to abide to “politically correct” ideas about changing one’s sex/gender. A businessman cannot run his business according to what he “thinks” Congress meant the law to say.
The Supreme Court has decided to take up this case. It may cause SCOTUS to determine what Christian businesses can do determining their own deeply held beliefs.
Religious freedom has been under a lot of attack within the United States in recent years. In many ways, it has seemed like we were back on our heels and staggering. The Perpetually Offended in the LGBT crowd have been working overtime to try to entrap Christians, bankrupt their businesses, and compromise their faith.
And one of the most prominent court cases has been that of Jack Phillips, the Colorado cake baker who was sued for not baking and decorating a cake to commemorate a homosexual wedding. He argued that his Christian beliefs prevented him from promoting that message.
Jack Phillips has endured years of threats and pressure because of the case. It has hurt his business. But he would not compromise his faith. See this link for more information.
After all of the ups and downs throughout the years, the state of Colorado has finally decided to drop the case. From what I can see, it looks like Colorado realized the case was not winnable. They knew they would lose.
I’ve had my doubts over the year whether the First Amendment still meant anything. Whether it still protected Christians. Did the 200+ year old amendment matter more than a dubious anti-discrimination clause of only a few years?
At this point, it looks like the Constitution still matters.
Keep praying. We have plenty of other cases to resolve.
Yet Another Hoax by a Gay Rights Leader
This Jackson, Mississippi gay rights leader actually burned down his own house with his 5 pets in it just to draw attention to what he was doing. Note that he was initially questioned, and there was plenty of reason to suspect him, yet they did nothing for 13 months. Just like in the Gosnell case, there were too many people who didn’t want to do anything about the crime and accuse the clear suspect because it had political overtones.
It seems like many left-leaning activists are creating their own assault hoaxes these days. And it all seems to be happening to try to stir up sympathy and support for their cause. It really says something about a movement when most of the assaults happen to be manufactured.
Two men faced off in a public debate. The abortion provider calls his career “doing God’s work,” while the other teaches on justice and the value of life.
Mike Adams did a bang-up job in his opening defense of the pro-life ethic. The abortion doctor simply was unprepared. He actually agrees that the unborn is a human life. Abortion doctors already know that, which is what makes what they do reprehensible.
We know the sanctity of life is on the right side of history. It’s only a matter of time.
Source: WATCH: Abortion Provider Spars With Pro-Life Expert in University Debate