[COMMENT: This piece was inspired by an email (below) on hate-crime consequences, and a response to that email (just above the email below in brown type). It is pretty self-explanatory. Start at the bottom then read my "to whom it may concern" response.
My response may help you, dear reader, take hope that there is a clear truth to the matter, and a graceful way we can force the truth onto the table. Study it well. Memorized the steps. And put it to work, publicly. See Politics Library for more on Hate-Crime laws. E. Fox]
[NOTE: Read no further if you do not wish to read about homosexual behavior.]
To Whom It May Concern:
If you are one who supports homosexuality as a legitimate lifestyle, please tell the public just what that lifestyle entails. The article at http://theroadtoemmaus.org/RdLb/22SxSo/BroSx/Html/Strtgy1pg.htm notes sexual behaviors typical of homosexual persons:
Around 99% of homosexual males engage in oral sex; 91% engage in anal sex; 82% engage in "rimming", touching the anus of one's partner with one's tongue and inserting the tongue into the anus; 22% engage in "fisting", inserting one's fist into the rectum of the partner; 23% engage in "golden showers", urinating on each other; 4% engage in "scat", the eating of feces, and in "mud rolling", rolling on the floor where feces have been deposited.
These above figures are from one of the largest studies on the subject by two homosexual authors, not by rigid, right-wing, fundamentalist Christians.
Some, perhaps all, of these listed behaviors are being taught openly in Massachusetts public schools to children as young as 14, and maybe younger -- proving that all this is not just about what happens in someone's bedroom. It is about what happens in lots of public places. Visit http://www.article8.org/ and http://www.parentsrightscoalition.org/ for more details. Search, e.g., for "fistgate".
The goal of homosexual activists is that of Alfred Kinsey and SIECUS, unlimited sexual freedom cradle-to-grave.
I understand that homosexual persons engage in many activities other than these, but it is only the sexual behaviors that are in question.
Love is not an issue between us, neither is compassion or inclusiveness, if defined consistently with the law and grace of God. Only specifically sexual behavior. I applaud that homosexual men form choirs, have clubs, eat meals together, and love each other. I love my father and my brothers, and they love me. None of those is the issue at stake if they are not sexualized.
Clarity always favors truth, unclarity always favors falsehood. The public must have clarity on the item homosexual persons want the public to approve (in this case homosexual behavior) or the public discussion cannot proceed (and has not proceded) either rationally or compassionately.
So please tell the public whether these are the behaviors you understand to be more or less typical of homosexual persons. If this list is not accurate, please supply the public with the accurate list, and explain why the two authors noted above gave us this one (for starters).
And, please tell the public which of these behaviors you think God wants to bless, and which you think the Church ought to bless.
If the above list is accurate, can you tell the public what the health consequences are of relating sexually in these ways?
And concerning hate-crime laws, the law is engineered to make it illegal to have an honest discussion of the issues. One cannot challenge the homosexual agenda without having the enforcing gun of the law pointed at one. That is commandeering the law of the land in a treasonous manner -- to subvert our constitution and the most precious aspect of a democratic republic -- the protection by law of open, honest, uncoerced public discussion of public issues. The homosexual agenda is all about public policy, and hardly at all about one's bedroom.
If the facts show that I am wrong, I will change my mind.
I offer a challenge to homosexual supporters: You and I are on opposite sides of the homosexual issues. But if the evidence should show that God approves of homosexual behavior, and that that is a safe way to engage sexually, then I will stand with you. On the other hand, if the evidence should show that God does not approve of such behavior, or that such behavior is health-eroding, not health-promoting, I ask, would you be willing to reconsider your position?
You can read much more at http://theroadtoemmaus.org/EM/ShpMl/WinSxWrs.htm
Blessings, Earle Fox
**Emmaus Ministries - a School of Christian Apologetics
----- Original Message -----
Subject: Re: What Happens in Countries with Hate Crimes Laws?
[COMMENT: the paragraphs below in rust color are a response to the to the email beneath the response, describing the results of hate-crime laws. Note that the responder does not deal with the issues pointed to by the email. The response prompted my reply above. E. Fox]
Did you notice that most of these have to do with others speaking out against homosexuals. With all the bad things going on in the world, divorce rates over 50%, illegitimate births rising at an incredable rate, infidality at an all time high and all "Christians" and focus on are the hell bound gays.
I greatly resent "Reclaim America" I want an America that preserves the rights of its people to life liberty and the pursute of happiness; even if it means I need to be with someone of the same sex.
From: FrKim@aol.com [mailto:FrKim@aol.com]
Sent: Sunday, October 09, 2005 8:21 PM
Subject: What Happens in Countries with Hate Crimes Laws?
What Happens in Countries with Hate Crimes Laws?
By Sam Kastensmidt
On September 14, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 223-199 to pass "hate crimes" legislation. By failing to heed the warnings generated by other nations which have embraced hate crimes laws, the U.S. Congress is placing the religious liberties of all Americans in danger.
Throughout the world, many nations have enacted similar laws, seeking to provide special rights for classes of people. In each case, these laws have led to the persecution of the Christian faith. Let's take a look at a few:
Nations With Hate Crime Laws
A Canadian court has upheld a fine against a Saskatchewan newspaper publisher for running an advertisement that listed various Bible verses dealing with homosexuality. This was considered a "hate crime."
In Sweden, a pastor was arrested at his church after he began reading Bible verses about homosexuality.
In Britain, an Anglican bishop was placed under criminal investigation for suggesting that homosexuals can change their sexual orientation.
The Spanish government threatened to arrest a Roman Catholic bishop for violating the nation's law when he spoke out against the legalization of same-sex "marriage."
In France, an 82-year-old priest was convicted of "provoking discrimination" after telling his congregation that Muslims promote an "ideology that threatens the whole world." Also in France, Brigitte Bardot was charged with a "hate crime" and fined for writing a book that highlights the pitfalls of homosexuality and Islam.
In Australia, pastor Daniel Scot was arrested, convicted, and imprisoned for committing a so-called "hate crime." Pastor Scot had merely exposed the faults and the hostility of the Koran. The Australian law reads, " “A person must not, on the ground of the religious belief or activity of another person or class of persons, engage in conduct that incites… severe ridicule of that other person or class of persons.”
In Brazil, two Christians were arrested and charged with a "hate crime" for distributing Bible tracts during a Spiritist festival honoring Iemanja, the African goddess of the sea.
In Italy, controversial journalist Oriana Fallaci is facing a trial for allegedly insulting the Muslim faith in her latest book, The Rage and the Pride. Specifically, she has been targeted for suggesting that Muslims have "multiplied like rats" throughout Europe.
Already, there is great evidence that an erosion of religious liberty is taking place in America. In Philadelphia, a group of Christians faced the possibility of 47 years in prison after being arrested for protesting at a homosexual parade. They were charged with various crimes, including "ethnic intimidation." The charges were eventually dismissed. In Tennessee, two men were arrested for carrying large wooden crosses during a "Gay Day" Parade. The men were charged with "interfering with a special event." In Vermont, a family-owned inn is facing a state lawsuit after its Christian owners expressed a lack of interest in hosting a same-sex civil union ceremony. California has already enacted hate crimes legislation.
In many of these cases, the drive for "hate crimes" laws eventually trumped the freedoms of Christians to express their beliefs. If America does not learn from the experiences of these nations, she too will sacrifice more than 200 years of religious liberty on the altar of politically correct nonsense.
Contact your elected leaders and voice your concerns. You may reach them at:
U.S. Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121
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