Yes, legalizing so-called same sex marriage has opened a BIG CAN of WORMS! Now, ‘A Christian wedding photographer has filed a complaint against New York over a state law that requires her to service same-sex wedding ceremonies despite her religious objections.
Emilee Carpenter of Emilee Carpenter Photography sued multiple state officials, with the lawsuit being filed Tuesday in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York.
Named defendants include New York Attorney General Letitia James; Jonathan J. Smith, interim commissioner of the New York State Division of Human Rights; and Weeden Wetmore, district attorney of Chemung County.
At issue, according to the litigation, are provisions in state law that require businesses like Carpenter’s to provide services. This included New York Executive Law § 296.2(a), which “unlawful discriminatory practices … because of” sexual orientation in “any place of public accommodation.”
The Australian state of Victoria is one of the most Left/Marxist leaning states in Australia. The following occurred in the Victorian Parliament in 2016 but updated in September, 2020. In Victoria and most of the states here in Australia it doesn’t really matter what the Creator has said about the sin of sodomy but it will matter some day for God, the Creator will have the last say!
‘Premier Daniel Andrews apologised to those convicted under unjust laws that criminalised homosexual acts on Tuesday 24 May 2016.
The formal state apology was given in Parliament at 2pm.
The rainbow flag was flown on the top of Parliament House in recognition of the apology.
‘I move that this house apologise for laws that criminalised homosexuality in this state; laws which validated hateful views, ruined people’s lives and forced generations of Victorians to suffer in fear, silence and isolation,’ the Premier said at the special sitting attended by members of the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council.
These laws did not just punish homosexual acts, they punished homosexual thought. They had no place in a liberal democracy. They have no place anywhere. The Victorian Parliament and the Victorian Government were at fault. For this we are sorry.The Hon Daniel Andrews MP
The Premier said to his knowledge no jurisdiction in the world has ever offered a full and formal apology for laws like these.
‘So please let these words rest forever in our records. On behalf of the Parliament, the Government and the people of Victoria, for the laws we passed and the lives we ruined, and the standards we set, we are so sorry; humbly, deeply sorry,’ the Premier said.
Opposition Leader Matthew Guy and other members supported the motion. Mr Guy said it was a shameful, sad and distressing chapter in Victoria’s history.
‘After decriminalising homosexuality in 1980, after expunging criminal convictions related to homosexuality in 2014, we now as a Parliament apologise to the victims of policies of intolerance, repression that resulted in outcasting, depression and sadly even suicide,’ Mr Guy said.
The Opposition Leader said the apology was long overdue.
Romans 1:22-27 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
This is an email sent out by Family Voice Australia concerning the trans and gender hype here in Australia.
‘Trans activists are putting pressure on Health Minister Greg Hunt not to pursue a national inquiry. That’s despite over 200 doctors last year signing a petition urging him to hold an inquiry into the risky medical treatment of young people who believe they were born in the wrong body.
“We write as Australian doctors to support Professor John Whitehall’s call for a formal Parliamentary Inquiry into ‘the rapid rise of childhood gender dysphoria in Australia and the lack of scientific basis for current medical treatment,’” the doctors wrote.
“We appeal to you to establish a Parliamentary Inquiry into this deeply troubling matter, where parents, teachers and lawyers as well as doctors and others may bring their concerns to our elected representatives for thorough consideration,” the letter goes on to say.
There have been claims that a national inquiry would be “dangerous”. But the real danger lies in not applying proper scrutiny to experimental treatments on children and teenagers which have life-changing consequences.
There has been an explosion in the number of teenagers being treated for gender dysphoria. An inquiry into the treatments they are being subjected to is overdue.
Something has gone wrong in the home! God and His Word are left out and man’s philosophy is followed instead. Colossians 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
Today there is so-called ‘white privilege’ ‘white supremacy’ and other non-nonsensical terms that have popped up in the last ten or so years. These names are put on people to make them ‘feel’ bad and have some sort of disdain for being WHITE!
However, if one is LBGTQ+ that’s different. One can be any colour if they are in the LBGTQ+ crowd. Now, this article isn’t a hate article against these people but a seeking to get my head around all this. If these people are just like the ‘rest’ of us why do they receive certain privileges? For instance, ‘The Queeromattic Employee Resource Group, Automattic’s LGBTQ+ internal organization, is proud to announce a scholarship for LGBTQ+ WordPress Community members who need financial support to attend a WordCamp flagship event for the first time.
For those unfamiliar with WordCamps, they are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users like you. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other. There are currently four flagship events each year: WordCamp Europe, WordCamp Asia, WordCamp US, and WordCamp Latin America. We’re going to sponsor one member of the LGBTQ+ community to attend each of these events!’ https://en.blog.wordpress.com/2020/03/11/announcing-a-new-scholarship-for-lgbtq-wordpress-community-members/
As I said earlier this is not a hate article but the Word of God is plain on the matter. 1 Corinthians 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind (These ‘abusers’ are the LGBTQ+ crowd).
Same-sex marriage began this taking businesses to court over supposed discrimination of sodomites in the Western world. Where will it take those of us who believe marriage is between one man and one woman?
‘The Minnesota Human Rights Act forces Carl and Angel Larsen and their company, Telescope Media Group, to use their filmmaking talents to promote same-sex marriages if they produce films that celebrate marriage between one man and one woman.’ http://www.adfmedia.org/News/PRDetail/10149
From the St. Cloud Minnesota Times we read for the 3rd of October, 2019 that ‘Minnesota’s attorney general says the state will continue to fight a lawsuit in federal court that was filed by two Minnesota filmmakers who want the right to refuse to record same-sex weddings instead of taking the case to the full 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals or U.S. Supreme Court.’
‘The state says their intention to not serve LGBTQ couples violates the state Human Rights Act.’ The rights of the LGBTQ folk according to this statement outweigh the rights of the business owners! Hmm.
In this situation the owner of the business is the second-class community member, Mr. Human Rights Commissioner!
Undoubtedly, the Commissioner has not read the words of the Creator Himself in Matthew 19:4-6 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, 5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? 6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
Much if not most of the media are PC of which news.com.au is just one. Below is an article from the 17th of June, 2019 online news.com.au. Note their bias against Israel and his Christian beliefs which are Biblical! I stand with Israel Folau!
‘A video of Israel Folau doubling down on his homophobic beliefs and taking aim at the government in a church sermon, accusing it of allowing children to change their gender, has emerged on the internet.
Footage of Folau’s speech was uploaded to The Truth of Jesus Christ Church Sydney Facebook page on Sunday and shows the former Wallabies star criticising churches for allowing same-sex marriage.
Folau had his $4 million contract torn up by Rugby Australia after he was found guilty of a code of conduct breach for saying “hell awaits” gay people in a social media post earlier this year. He has since launched legal action, reportedly seeking $10 million in damages, believing he has been discriminated against because of his religious views.
Speaking to his church congregation, Folau said homosexuality was a “sin” and the result of trying to please man rather than God.
He also told an anecdote about a politician at a Christian function speaking about what “the parliament is trying to instil into the government going forward”.
“A lot of the points are, he’s talking about how the work of the sin, homosexuality, is in disguise to try and take over within this world,” Folau said.
“You see a lot of things in today’s news and everything. They’re allowing young kids in primary school to be able to have the permission to change their gender if they want by taking away the permission of their parents.
“Now they’re trying to take control as a government to make that decision for kids that are basically 16-years-old or younger. They don’t even know what they’re doing.
“This is what the devil’s trying to do to instil into this government, into this world, into this society and it’s slowly happening.”
Folau criticised some churches for accepting gay marriage and called on his fellow Christians to stand up for God’s teachings.
“The sad thing is while a lot of people out there who are non-Christians say bad things about the church, a lot of churches today allow those things to happen,” Folau said.
“They say that a man and a man should be allowed to get married and there’s nothing wrong with that. This ties into the theme of pleasing man rather than pleasing God and standing up for the truth.
“If there’s ever a time to stand up for the word of God, now is the time.
“Otherwise the truth of God will be slowly taken out and it’s our job as born-again Christians to stand up for God, not be scared of persecutions, sufferings.”
Folau, whose bitter dispute with Rugby Australia has cost him a place with the Wallabies at this year’s World Cup in Japan, alluded to his stoush with his former employer as he talked about the “awkward” position born-again Christians are put in when their beliefs differ to those of their families and colleagues.
However, he said it was important to stay strong in your faith.
“You might be the only born-again Christian in that workplace, you might feel a bit awkward with your co-workers because they are in the world and you’re not. We should feel blessed … because God has called us,” Folau said.
Australia has followed the rest of the world’s Western nations by legalizing those of the same gender to ‘marry’. Will this have an affect on Christians?
‘Christians in Australia are looking to their Parliament for protection after a campaign to legalize same-gender marriage.
Australia conducted an unprecedented mail survey of voters and 62 percent of those returning the postal cards favored same-gender marriage.
The issue is being discussed now with a plan by Parliament to rush through a new law by early December when Parliament ends its 2017 session.
Despite the lopsided results the campaign does not reflect the views of many Austrialians, especially Christian believers in the country, says Jack Sonnemann, who heads the Australian Federation for the Family.
“We do have Christian activist groups here in the nation that are lobbying Parliament,” he says, “and trying to get some sanity into this situation to let the parliamentarians know that marriage should be as our marriage act proclaims: the voluntary union of one man and one woman entered into for life.”
The battle is on as Dean Smith, an openly homosexual Australian senator, has introduced a bill to limit those who refuse to take part in or recognize homosexual marriage, including pastors and their churches.
Another battle before lawmakers is the impact, if same-gender marriage is legalized, on those who oppose homosexual marriage, especially Christians.
Some senators, in fact, are pushing for amendments to protect business owners, no doubt aware of Christian bakers and others in the U.S. fighting – and losing – a legal battle to adhere to their beliefs despite sweeping laws.
‘Meet Prof Iain Benson, a Canadian expert on civic freedoms. He looks at what happened in Canada after the marriage laws changed, and what is happening now in Australia – and warns that Australia has none of the protections it needs if its people and institutions are to stay free.’