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Iowa pro-sodomy state agency threatens churches with legal action……. July 6, 2016

Posted by Tantumblogo in disaster, error, General Catholic, horror, paganism, persecution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
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………if they fail to amend their doctrine to suit the sexular pagan fanatics now in control of so many levers of state power.

If you think I am exaggerating, I am not.  What we are presented with here is the first major step in the leftist effort to finally destroy Christianity in the public sphere.  Christian churches in Iowa (mosques are naturally exempt, one presumes) face a hideous choice under edicts enacted by the Orwellian Iowa Civil Rights Commission: either become private “member’s only” institutions closed to the public (and with no public voice whatsoever), remain public and bend their doctrine to the whim of the sexular pagan left, or face the wrath of a state possessed of unlimited funds pilfered from the very people they intend to persecute.

The National Review believes even liberal judges would strike this down, but I am not nearly so confident as they are (my emphasis and comments):

I’m old enough to remember when Christians who expressed concern that LGBT activists would attempt to regulate church services were dismissed as paranoid nutjobs. [You mean, the Left lied to us?!?  How can this be?!?] Well, welcome to our new paranoid future. My friends and colleagues at the Alliance Defending Freedom announced today that they were filing suit against the Iowa Civil Rights Commission to block enforcement of gender identity guidelines that purport to regulate “a church service open to the public.”

News flash — virtually every church service is open to the public. The guidelines, published in a “public accommodations providers guide to Iowa law” contain the usual nondiscrimination catch-all phrases, noting that a “public accommodation” commits an act of gender identity discrimination when it, to take a few examples, intentionally uses names and pronouns inconsistent with the person’s “presented gender” (whatever that means), refuses access to preferred bathrooms, or even “indirectly” advertises that a transgender person is “unwelcome” or “not acceptable.” [Such as, for instance, condemning sodomy or transgenderism in a sermon, or even quoting from the Bible one of the 20 odd places establishing these acts as evil?]

Incredibly, the document contains an FAQ specifically directed at churches. Here it is:

DOES THIS LAW APPLY TO CHURCHES?

Sometimes. Iowa law provides that these protections do not apply to religious institutions with respect to any religion-based qualifications when such qualifications are related to a bona fide religious purpose. Where qualifications are not related to a bona fide religious purpose, churches are still subject to the law’s provisions. (e.g. a child care facility operated at a church or a church service open to the public). [There it is.  Close your doors upon yourselves, Christofascists, yield to the grave evil of moral perversion, or we’ll pound you into dust.]

It’s unclear to me how a branch of the Iowa state government has determined that a “church service open to the public” does not have a “bona fide religious purpose,” but there it is. [Simple.  They’ve simply taken Obama’s extremely narrow conception of “freedom of worship” to the next logical step, making worship an entirely private affair conducted behind closed doors for members only, with no public outreach allowed, let alone any political activism.] Under current guidance, churches in Iowa must become “members only” to exercise their religious liberty.

How much evidence do we need that the sexular pagan left views Christianity as its mortal enemy, to be destroyed at all costs (and the costs have been dear indeed, and will become only more so)?  We must acknowledge that Christianity cannot coexist with the sick, twisted culture the Left wishes to forcibly visit on us all?

Between Leftism and the Church, only one can survive.  Of course, we know who the ultimate victor will be, but how many souls will be lost as the struggle enters its final, fatal phase?

I’m sure the trolls will have a snappy answer, by completely avoiding the question.

The real point of all this is, of course, to help insure a permanent democrat majority at all levels of government by crushing the most solidly conservative voting block there is, the moral/social conservatives.  If they didn’t think this would help the democrat party, they wouldn’t bother.

Comments

1. Camper - July 7, 2016

As the author from National Review writes, this was predictable.

2. CM Rosary - July 7, 2016

For some time now, I’ve been telling people that the next big move by the secular Left against the Church will be to force priests to marry homosexuals who request their witness. Can we assume that the U.S. bishops will stand courageously as one in defense of the Faith, and refuse to bend to the will of Caesar?

That, of course, was rhetorical. Alas, many priests will face imprisonment, which is where the pagans think they belong anyway. May God have mercy on those who fear worldly leaders more than Christ the King, and thus follow such orders. We are fast approaching times of great, perhaps mostly bloodless, martyrdom.

Camper - July 7, 2016

One form of persecution will be that, during the economic collapse that’s coming (buy precious metals) some people won’t be able to get work because they hold those nasty Catholic opinions. They’ll have a choice: starve or offer the pinch of incense to idols.

CM Rosary - July 7, 2016

That, and worse, I’m afraid. Things will get very ugly for all of us: It’s only a matter of time, I believe, before our faith is criminalized.

We’re already halfway through the classical steps to outright persecution: Begin by stereotyping your target, then vilify them. Once that has been accomplished, it’s a simple matter to marginalize them, and follow up by criminalizing them. And then, well …

Camper - July 7, 2016

People will starve to death. That’s a painful death.

Camper - July 7, 2016

Point being, other than the rack, etc. there is nothing worse than starving to death.

Tim - July 7, 2016

Crucifixion?

Camper - July 7, 2016

The rack and crucifixion are both forms of torture. Hence the etc.

3. c matt - July 7, 2016

As written, I don’t know that the law would apply to Catholic or Orthodox Masses, as they are “closed communion,” thus not open to the public completely. At least if this is not struck down, that is the argument I would make.

Camper - July 7, 2016

America has such a strong egalitarian and morally relativistic bent that eventually, if for no other reason, Christianity will be forced underground for not being “inclusive.” They will try to force us to admit homosexuals to the Holy Eucharist. Or maybe that is just one of the slogans the tyrants will use quite soon.

4. Jason - July 12, 2016

As of July 8th, they have updated the brochure.


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