Taking advantage of the high profile Obama Administration Push for the Homosexual Agenda, radical GLBT activists are back to try to push their agenda once again in the middle of summer when many families are on vacation. They have the support of the Mayor but not of the people and have not been able to win the support of the Council. They claim a majority this time, so we are taking nothing for granted.
We cannot afford to let down our guard in the Heartland. Please take action now!
Key Action Items:
1) Pray & Contact each of the members of the Council. We need hundreds of emails and calls and letters to pour into the Council before the Hearing respectfully urging them to "lovingly oppose the special rights for homosexuals, bisexuals and transgendereds, agenda" in the bill now before the Council.
Derek Dieter (D), 1st, 574.532.2200, email@example.com
Henry Davis Jr. (D), 2nd, 574.235.5983, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom LaFountain (D), 3rd, 574.235.5981, email@example.com
Ann Puzzello (D), 4th, 574.234.1834, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. David Varner (R), 5th, 574.291.1798, email@example.com
Oliver Davis (D), 6th, 574.288.4523, firstname.lastname@example.org
Timothy Rouse (D), At Large, 574.233.4049, email@example.com
Al "Buddy" Kirsits (D), At Large, 574.287.6529, firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen L. White (D), At Large, 574.289.5765, email@example.com
2) The Hearing is set for Monday July 26, 2010 in the Council Chambers on the 4th Floor of the County City Building at the corner of Lafayette and Jefferson in South Bend. In order to get seats inside the chamber we will need to begin gathering at 3:00 p.m. several hours before the meeting. Bring a book and pray before the meeting. The last time the Hearing went on until Midnight and we won by just one vote! We must be more hungry and thirsty for righteousness that they are for legitimizing aberrant sexual behavior!
3) Submit a Voice of the People to the South Bend Tribune expressing your opposition to the bill. You may mail letters to: Voice of the People, The South Bend Tribune, 225 W. Colfax Ave., South Bend IN 46626 or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also fax them to (574) 236-1765. Please also send or fax a copy to CCV at (574) 247- 9299 so that we know whether or not your submission has been published. CCV of Indiana, PO Box 8293, South Bend, IN 46660
Facts you should know:
There is a so-called religious exemption in this new bill which we have been advised is a Trojan Horse that will not offer the protection that is really needed for churches and Faith based schools and day cares.
But it offers no protection for every faith-inspired property owner and business owner!
Unbelievers and purveyors of counterfeit theology should not be allowed to tell Christians how to be Christian. We should look to Jesus:
Activists have claimed that these are not special rights but civil rights or human rights.
We have reminded everyone that when you grant a special status in the law based only on a person's chosen sexual behavior it absolutely confers special rights.
SPECIAL STATUS = SPECIAL RIGHTS.
SPECIAL RIGHTS UNDERMINE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS.
SPECIAL RIGHTS ARE NOT CIVIL RIGHTS.
SPECIAL RIGHTS ARE NOT HUMAN RIGHTS.
We love all of those who are struggling with the temptation of same-sex attraction. And want them to get help and be free of their struggles. Jesus is our model in dealing with sexual sin. He told the woman caught in adultery "I do not condemn you. Go and sin no more!"
As Believers we should be quick to offer the promise of forgiveness to all who are willing to repent. This is the love we are called to. We are called to love people but hate the sin. We can do no less if we are to truly be like Him. We are never called to affirm behavior that is called sin by the Bible.
Jesus never affirmed sin as ok and we must not either. The practice of homosexuality is clearly condemned in the Old Testament and in the New Testament! Jesus himself even makes reference to the judgment of Sodom and Gomorrah in the Gospel! Don't listen to the false claim that Jesus never spoke on this issue! (Matthew 11 & Luke 17)
This is not an "orientation". We must 'lovingly oppose the homosexual agenda" and help those struggling with this form of sexual temptation and sin to find freedom in Christ as many former homosexuals have. While the temptation is not a choice, the decision to act on it is!
We are rejecting their behavior as unhealthy, unsafe and unholy. We are not rejecting them. This is a false proposition that GLBT activists set up: If you reject what I do then you reject who I am. Our identity is that we were made in the image and likeness of God. We love the person and reject the bad behavior as wrong. It is the same way we love our children every day!
It is not loving to affirm a behavior that leads in many cases to an early death through HIV Aids and a 4,000% higher chance of contracting anal cancer.
It is not loving to affirm a behavior that often leads to violent sexual behavior, a higher rate of domestic violence and higher rates of drug and alcohol abuse, and yes sadly even to higher rates of suicide due to all these other problems in combination.
A man with the 'perceived gender identity' of a woman who wears a dress and wants to use the same lady's restroom at the Mall at the same time that my minor daughters use it, is an unacceptable and unsafe form of public policy in action. That same man in a dress will not be a good marketer for any business with a traditional customer base and should specifically not be hired because they want to wear a dress. A married couple of faith with minor children who buy a duplex should not be forced to share life up close and personal with a homosexual couple displaying public affection in front of their minor children.
The Constitution guarantees the freedom to assemble with those we want to. It in no way allows a vocal micro-minority to force the rest of the population to accept their aberrant sexual behavior as normal or healthy.
If this is passed they always want to do sensitivity education in the schools to promote homosexual behavior as normal and healthy. A victory in the Council now is a victory to protect our school children from pro-homosexual propaganda later!
What they seek is a special status in the law to establish special rights that undermine the legitimate constitutional rights of the rest of society to disagree with their behavior.
Please Urge the Council to vote no.