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Equal Protection Under The Law

Posted in 1 by activecitizen54 on January 26, 2010

Equal Protection Under The Law

“Protect the Children” is the central focus of the Hate Campaign from the Catholics’ NOM and the Satanic Sister of Hate Maggie Gallagher.  This is echoed from the Evangelicals and the LDS/Mormons who combined spent $43 million dollars on Prop H8 in California.

How nice to know they are the real enablers, but then that’s a good Catholic trait now isn’t it?

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From an earlier Supreme Court Ruling:

Marriage is one of the “basic civil rights of man,” fundamental to our very existence and survival…. To deny this fundamental freedom on so unsupportable a basis as the racial classifications embodied in these statutes, classifications so directly subversive of the principle of equality at the heart of the Fourteenth Amendment, is surely to deprive all the State’s citizens of liberty without due process of law. The Fourteenth Amendment requires that the freedom of choice to marry not be restricted by invidious racial discrimination. Under our Constitution, the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person of another race resides with the individual and cannot be infringed by the State. Loving v Virginia on the topic of inter-racial marriage.

Several facts come into play when speaking of the Civil Rights of LGBT United States Citizens today.  The first of this is the Religious Right’s determination to suppress the public seeing testimony from the Perry v Schwarzenegger trial.

More important to mainstream America is the fact that the right-wing media is completely ignoring the events of this trial and have not provided any coverage of the expose’ of hate presented in this proceeding.

Then there are the ultimate Conservatives in the Ted Olson, David Boies representation of two California LGBT couples who desire marriage.  This is solidly founded in the 14th amendment to the United States Constitution and the LGBT Community is watching this with passion as are their families, children, friends and supporters.

The same conditions exist in the repeal of the military’s repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell concerning the service of LGBT persons within the armed services.  With our military pushed to the limit by wars on two fronts and a massive relief effort in Haiti, the military actions in Columbia and assistance to Mexico in the drug wars; it is increasingly clear that the real cost of this perverse punishment for humans with the God-given attributes of homosexuality, bisexuality or transgendered orientation cannot be sustained.  The high-profile case of Lt Dan Choi and several other Arabic translators in the recent past pointing up the waste of millions of dollars in training, and the skills these patriotic humans provided, is becoming too much to intelligently sustain on this insane bigoted policy of fear and hate.

What is rapidly developing in the United States is a strong intolerance for the McCarthyism, the Hate and Fear pandered by the Right-Wing Republicans, Religious Cults of Jesus and Tea Bagging Wingnuts who have dominated the public discussions for far too long.

The outright lies from the Cults of Jesus and Right-Wing Republicans or Tea Bagging Wingnuts is clearly heard, seen and rejected.  The most graphic example of this is the “Death Panel” claim produced from the honest presentation of end of life options and planning within the proposed Health Care Reform in our politics.  The results of Bigotry and Hate from the Cults of Jesus in California’s Prop H8 recently documented in court and are insidiously present in our Military in reality of the day-to-day discrimination against the LGBT community promoted and endorsed by these vile creatures hiding behind scripture and lies.

Americans do not accept Hate.

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Our President, Barack H Obama, is slow in acting upon the equal protections under the law of LGBT Citizens perhaps out of fear of the Cults of Jesus, Right-Wing Republicans or Tea Bagging Wingnuts but this is a condition that will not last as the majority of Americans clearly hear the hate, see the prejudice and know the discrimination expressed by these religious zealots who desire dominion and their end times as a self-fulfilling prophesy.  The Birthers, the Deathers, the Tea Bagging Bigots and Cults of Jesus are exposed and are clearly recognized as McCarthy-esque, the lunatic fringe.

What Americans, Californians in particular, have suddenly become aware of is the absolute absurdity of the campaign of hate directed by the Catholic, Evangelical and LDS/Mormon Cults of Jesus in concert and the real political terrorism that they’ve conducted at great cost to their congregations and the Citizens of California.  The amounts of money directed at Hate legislation from California to Maine is obscene to Americans.  Honest Americans understand that Adam and Steve or Eve and Anna getting married will have no effect upon them directly or indirectly and the insanity from these Churches amounts to pure, unadulterated Hate.

Americans also are absolutely repulsed at the obscene and repugnant acts of this same Cults of Jesus squandering of resources on hate through a political action where Lies to induce Fear and Hate is the clear intention.  Americans are very able to accept differences in belief and respect the sanctity of the individual but we will never endorse prejudice, hate and discrimination.

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From the Courage Campaign’s Robert Cruickshank comes this quote of the evidence admitted today into Judge Walker’s 9th District California Supreme Court:

“This morning’s evidence made the Prop 8 side’s strategy crystal clear — use fear and lies to promote hate. It is horrifying that Prop 8 proponents would compare marriage equality to the 9/11 terrorist attacks and imply that marriage equality will open the door to pedophilia, incest and bestiality.”

“Ron Prentice, Andrew Pugno and their Prop 8 team — with the highly capable and apparently deeply cynical leadership of Frank Schubert — created a permanent campaign to scare voters into believing that same-sex marriage would threaten children, undermine America and lead to every form of illicit behavior imaginable.”

“This evidence is not just a smoking gun. It was an arsenal of incendiary devices directed at the LGBT community and voters. This is how the Prop 8 side won — through fear and lies.”

“Finally, this morning we saw indisputable, documented evidence in the form of emails and videos that Ron Prentice and Protect Marriage coördinated closely and relied upon the Catholic Church, the LDS Church, the Family Research Council, Maggie Gallagher, Brian Brown and the National Organization for Marriage to get Prop. 8 on the ballot and to win through a campaign of lies.”

“Last week, the Supreme Court erased decades of precedent by ruling that corporations have the same rights as people when it comes to speech. Let’s hope that the court will as readily see that LGBT people have at least the same rights as corporations and surely the same rights as other people.”

What are the result of these demonstrations of hate from the Cults of Jesus in California and Maine?

Thanks to Jeff Sarlett, American’s distrust of religion is reinforced through the publicity that organizations like the “Fellowship” or the “-Street Family” in Washington, DC that avoids transparency like the plague has suffered in exposing their manipulations in United States Government.  This distrust continues through Saddleback Church’s Rick Warren’s involvement and that of Five United States Congressmen (members of the Family) in the “Kill the Gays” legislation in Uganda are exposed.  Mr. Warren’s “Purpose Driven” nation of Uganda is tied closely with the Bahati author of this bill and the Ssempa who sponsored the seminars of hate from Americans Scott Livley and Cohen who are “experts in homosexuality” and on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Hate Organizations list.

The American Public is mounting efforts to Tax the Church.

These Cults of Jesus, once seen as religious organizations, are now recognized as Political Action Committees to open Terrorists with the murder of Dr Tiller.  These, once sheltered, organizations are now ripe for taxation with demonstrations of liquidity like Rick Warren’s plea for $900,000.00 being answered in hours.  The Catholic Cults of Jesus demand for $30 donations to fund the anti-Gay marriage actions in Maine and the LDS/Mormon demand in California are other graphic demonstrations of just how liquid these organizations are and how political they have become.  In their Campaign of Hate for Prop 8 in California these organizations raised a reported $43 million to spend on institutionalizing their hate.  Given their penchants to bear false witness and outright lie the actual dollar amounts are probably much in excess of this reported amount.  The LDS/Mormons have already reported as much to California authorities.

Theocracy is not tolerated within the United States and American Citizens see clearly the results of this in the Taliban in Afghanistan, the repression of the Iranian peoples and, if one is to believe the lying Faith-Based George W Bush, within the conditions that existed before the American illegal invasion of Iraq.

What the Cults of Jesus have accomplished in their subversion of the Republican Party is best demonstrated by Congressman Jim DeMint’s opposition of a highly qualified candidate for Transit Security based on fear of unionization and collective bargaining; the lies of “death panels” that is understood now; the rants of Faux Nuz anchors claiming Tiger Woods should have a “come to Jesus” moment to repair his obviously broken life.  The arrogance, the ignorance and the underlying hate is clear.  Dominionists one and all with George W Bush admitting to the French Prime Minister that the demons Gogg and Magogg were at work in the Middle East as their crowning jewel.

Perhaps one of the most damning pieces of evidence against the Cults of Jesus is the TV Commercial prepared by NOM and endorsed by Satan’s Sister of hate, Maggie Gallagher aka “the gathering storm.”  No better example of the Cults of Jesus hate and fear mongering may ever be presented as this malicious piece of anti-gay propaganda aired at great cost to the Cults of Jesus supported by the Catholics, Evangelicals and LDS/Mormons.  There are many others that these lying hate mongers presented but this one is Satan’s Sister Maggie’s proudest moment.


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The Cults of Jesus are hard at work in South Carolina too.

In a story brought to us by Lt. Gov Andre (Is he or isn’t he?) Bauer, reported in “The State his quote follows:

“My grandmother was not a highly educated woman, but she told me as a small child to quit feeding stray animals,” Bauer told a Greenville-area crowd. “You know why?”

“Because they breed.”

Bauer continues:

“You’re facilitating the problem if you give an animal or a person ample food supply. They will reproduce, especially ones that don’t think too much further than that. And so what you’ve got to do is you’ve got to curtail that type of behavior. They don’t know any better.”

What wonderful Christian sentiments from the Republican from South Carolina.  It’s almost as pretty as Joe “you lie” Wilson’s scream-fest in the joint session of Congress with President Obama.  Or what about walks on the Appalachian Trail with a mistresses in Argentina? The despicable screamers, obstructionists’ fear of unions causing highly qualified appointees to flee and determination to bring President Obama to his “Waterloo” as the proud C-Street Family member Jim DeMint crows. These, along with the always attractive basic Bigotry of the Cults of Jesus, are Lt Gov  Andre (Is he or isn’t he?) Bauer’s  gifts from South Carolina for all our entertainment.  Let’s not forget BJ University either.

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MILITARY NEWS

The Brad Blog and Velvet Revolution reported on the Biblical Verses inscribed on the sights of United States Military Issue weapons in use in Afghanistan and Iraq.  The manufacturer, Trijicon enjoys a nearly $1 billion in Pentagon contracts and has agreed to provide modification kits to the Pentagon to enable the removal of the references that are already on the weapons in the field.

A member of the military, serving in Afghanistan, writes:

I am a U.S. Army infantry soldier with the rank of [rank withheld]. I am married with children. I am stationed at Fort [installation name withheld]. I have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan multiple times. I have been awarded medals for direct combat engagement as well as for injuries and wounds received in hand-to-hand combat.

I am a Muslim American. My family converted when I was very young. I am caucasian and have a last name that does not sound ethnic. Therefore, few of my fellow soldiers know that I am a Muslim. My wife comes from a Christian tradition but rarely practices or attends church. I have witnessed terrible religious persecution in the my [number withheld] years in the Army. Most of it comes from “angry” conservative Christians in my unit chains of command and occasionally from my fellow infantry soldiers.

I am very familiar with the Trijicon ACOG gunsights and have often had them as part of my personal weapons; both my M-4 and my M-16. In my first 2 deployments I saw and experienced no incidents regarding the New Testament bible quotes that are written on the metal casing of the gun sights. Many soldiers know of them and are very confused as to why they are there and what it is supposed to mean. Everyone is worried that if they were captured in combat that the enemy would use the bible quotes against them in captivity or some other form of propaganda.

As an American soldier I am ashamed that those bible quotes are on our primary weapons. As a Muslim American I am horrified. As one who swore his oath to the Constitution, I am driven to fight this Christian insanity but I know if I try to do so in a visible way that I will suffer at the hands of my military superiors. I am of low enlisted rank and can be crushed easily. I am prepared to suffer, but I am not prepared for my wife and children to suffer. So I have reached out to MRFF because there is nowhere else safe to go to try to fight this thing of disgrace.

There are many other soldiers who feel as I do. Many are Protestant and Catholic and they fear reprisal just as much as I do for trying to stand up to the Christian bullies in uniform who outrank us. But if you try to fight back, you are not “asking” for trouble, YOU ARE IN TROUBLE from the start. And if you are a Muslim American, the hatred is always just below the surface and ready to explode at a moment’s notice. After the Fort Hood shootings, it was so bad, even for a low profile Muslim like me, that I had to ask MRFF for help.”

Read the complete piece at Bradblog for additional enlightenment.

In the comments #21 on this piece appears this response:

As the Director of Veterans Affairs for the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (I am a volunteer – I receive NO pay) I have received and read countless e-mails from Fundamentalist Dominionist Christian bigots who spew vitriol and hatred out of one side of their mouths and accuse the MRFF and its activists of discriminating against Christians out of the other. Of course they are just projecting. Approximately 97% of the MRFF’s clients are Christians – Christians who are suffering discrimination at the hands of other Christians who consider them “not Christian enough.” As a result of this discrimination by Christians against Christians within the military and Dept. of Veterans Affairs I have represented far more Christians than all others combined. As an example, recently I represented two Catholic veterans of multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan who had been denied access to PTSD therapy groups at a V.A. facility because they weren’t considered to be “born again”. Those overseeing and conducting the therapy groups were only willing to include “born again” Christians in their groups. Tell me: is that acceptable to you?

In point of fact the Military Religious Freedom Foundation doesn’t discriminate against anyone; we represent individuals of all faiths (as well as those who espouse no faith) who have and are experiencing discrimination as a result of their own faith (or non-faith). If one were privy to the day to day efforts of the foundation one would realize that we wouldn’t miss a beat in rising to the defense of even a Fundamentalist Dominionist Christian if he/she were suffering discrimination based on his/her faith at the hands of a superior officer, NCO or V.A. health care provider. Our objective is to uphold the Constitution of the United States and put a stop to agents of the State using their positions of power to impose their religious beliefs on others. Unfortunately it is the Fundamentalist Dominionist Christian hoards who not only seek to overthrow the U.S. Constitution and impose a theocracy based on their narrow religious beliefs, but are unwilling to wait for that to happen. They are hard at work right now promoting their own within the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs and are the overwhelming scourge that discriminates against those who don’t share their beliefs. Not a day goes by when The Foundation doesn’t hear from an assortment of servicemen/women and veterans who are suffering as a result of religious discrimination at the hands of Fundamentalist Dominionist Christians in positions of power.

One must realize that these Fundamentalist, Dominionist Christian radicals will not back down. They will not stop seeking to impose their beliefs on others. They will not apologize and they will not moderate themselves – they consider moderation to be the religious equivalent of treason. And, in fact, they are famous for flooding the media with complaints that “the Christian faith is under attack in America” every time an individual or group stands up to their efforts to impose their beliefs on others. It’s time for the American public to wake up and see that it is the rest of us who are being attacked by these crusaders. Every time you see or hear the right wing, Fundamentalist Dominionist Christians screaming bloody murder, claiming that Christianity is once again under attack in America, look more closely, you will see that they are the ones attacking the rest of us and somebody or some group has just had the courage to stand up to them. They want to frighten us into sitting down and shutting up. We need to be courageous and refuse to sit down and shut up…and then maybe others will draw courage from us and join us in our efforts to rebuild and fortify the wall of separation between Church and State in America. The future of our Republic depends on it. These bigots want a theocracy. I don’t know about you, but I won’t settle for anything less than democracy!

And here ya‘ll thought it was just me talking out my ass about the Cults of Jesus and this clear and present danger that these insane Dominionists present.  This is the Terrorist threat that George W Bush embodied and that President Barack H Obama has to develop enough courage to face now…

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