People who have no religious values may not think it is important to protect people who do.
There are things about Family Research Council I don’t like….. Perkins seems to embrace war, even while not trusting the government that creates war. He does the “I am so straight and reliable” costuming with the flag. He supports Israel, blindly.
But on the attack on Christianity, he nails it. All traditions are under attack, which is why Muslim nations are being replaced with MTV and sports stadiums. I wish he used the word New World Order, rather than thinking Obama is anything more than a puppet. Does he think Hillary or Jeb will be better? But, he nails this gay marriage issue. “This is a stepping stone“, just as Elton John and Madonna and Miley Cyrus are stepping stones.
And please keep remembering, this is not because of Gay people. Gay people are allowing themselves to be used to destroy the tradition of conservatives who conserve values, which the New World Order hates. Anyway, I donated. It’s not enough to be disgusted. We need to push back IMO. If gay people want protection, they should help protect
other value systems also. Diversity. “Rainbow”. If you are gay, you should donate to FRC. You got your right to marriage. Support others to have right to disagree with you. And remember, it was the CIA and Zionist Hollywood that pushed the Gay Agenda.
The First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) would prevent the federal government from discriminating against individuals, organizations, and small business owners who affirm marriage as between a man and a woman.
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins made the following comments about the measure:
“The First Amendment Defense Act reflects our nation’s history of recognizing, respecting and protecting the moral and religious beliefs of people and faith-based organizations. This common-sense measure would prevent the federal government from penalizing someone because they hold to a view of marriage as between one man and one woman.
“No person or nonprofit should lose tax exempt status, face disqualification, lose a professional license or be punished by the federal government simply for believing what President Obama believed just three years ago, that marriage is the union of a man and a woman.
“Whether it is religious institutions competing for federal research grants or federal partnerships with development service providers like the Salvation Army, the federal government should not push these organizations out of the public square simply because they believe in marriage between a man and a woman.
“Indeed, the U.S. Solicitor General recently admitted that the tax-exempt status of religious universities is ‘going to be an issue’ if the Supreme Court finds a Constitutional right to same-sex marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges.
“We urge Congress to act to pass this vital legislation,” concluded Perkins.
FADA would also prohibit the federal government from penalizing persons for their personal moral or religious beliefs in natural marriage in federal employment, grants, contracts, tax treatment, and other programs. It also protects individuals or entities that believe, teach or establish in codes of conduct that sexual intimacy is reserved for natural marriage.
Polling commissioned this year by the FRC and performed by WPA Opinion showed that 81% of Americans believe that individuals should be able to live and work in accordance with their belief in marriage as between a man and a woman.
To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/family-research-council-endorses-first-amendment-defense-act-300101013.html
SOURCE Family Research Council
We Will Not Back Down
June 30, 2015
An Obama administration official has now revealed, on the record, what we’ve suspected all along: A line is being drawn.
Your religious liberties are at the greatest risk since the founding of this nation. The Obama administration is poised to relegate biblical Christianity to the recesses of society.
The warning alarms went off as U.S. Solicitor General of the United States, Donald Verrilli — President Obama’s top litigator — argued before the United States Supreme Court for the redefinition of marriage in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges. The justices challenged him about the religious liberty implications of a Supreme Court ruling redefining marriage and Verrilli openly admitted the far-reaching implications:
Verrilli admitted that religious organizations will be at risk — their tax-exempt status, their ability to function at all — in other words, they’ll be punished, relegated to the outskirts of society, if they don’t conform to the standards that the government imposes. And those standards, as a result of the Supreme Court’s ruling, now include an embrace of same-sex “marriage.”
It is no exaggeration to say that this is a crisis.
FRC Action is moving fast on this. We are pushing for passage of FADA — the First Amendment Defense Act: legislation that will help protect people of faith from their own government. It would prohibit discrimination against individuals, organizations and small businesses because of their belief in natural marriage.
Under FADA (similar to legislation previously known as the Marriage and Religious Freedom Act) the same institutions that Verrilli warned about — child welfare organizations, private schools, religious universities, relief providers, abstinence groups, military religious contractors, adoption agencies, Christian hospitals, political nonprofits and others — would be spared the government’s crackdown.
But we need your help on this.
I’m asking you to take immediate action — give a generous contribution to help us fight back before it’s literally too late, and the exercise of our religious freedoms are relegated to a few hours on Sunday morning.
The Supreme Court case that revealed the government’s intentions made it clear: same-sex “marriage” is not the ultimate issue; it is a stepping-stone. The real issue is the Obama administration’s dogged determination to eliminate anything and everything that stands in the way of the President’s radical agenda. Silence dissent. And to do that, you punish speech — and belief.
We also need to understand: With the Supreme Court ruling to redefine marriage, things are going to get rough for Christians in America. But we should not be surprised. Jesus warned us this would happen in John Chapters 15 and 16 when He essentially says, I’ve warned you they will hate you because you follow Me, so that you’re not surprised when it happens and it doesn’t cause you to be offended and fall away from the truth.
In the view of the Left, standing firm for biblical values is beyond preposterous: it’s dangerous. By holding fast to what the Bible teaches about human interactions, you make yourself dangerous to this government. Orthodox Christianity’s truth doesn’t change — and as long as we remain tethered to this transcendent, unchangeable truth, we are a problem for them. If you can’t change it, you must eliminate it. Which is what they are seeking to do.
Our culture has become dangerous.
If we don’t stop this march against freedom now, we will see a rapid erosion of our liberties. We will see the disappearance of tax exemptions for Christian ministries and institutions and student loans for Christian students. We will see a renewed push for ENDA (the so-called Employment Non-Discrimination Act), which would tie the hands of Christian business owners. We will see a host of executive orders issued by the President before he leaves office.
This radical President is sure to push the envelope. He will make every move he can, with a firm belief that Republicans will not have the political will and courage to undo any of them.
Can we remain silent? Can we “go along to get along,” to avoid conflict with our government? The answer is “No.” We must stand firm for the truth. We must continue to “speak the truth in love” (Ephesians 4:15) out of a redemptive heart.
We’ve got our work cut out for us. Please give generously to help us fight the fight for FADA. This will require an all-out effort.
FRC Action is the hub at the center of this battle. We are connecting people and groups to defend Christians and Christianity in an increasingly hostile culture.
As you give, you keep us at work on Capitol Hill — and beyond. Every time you see me or another representative of FRC Action in a media interview, it’s the result of your generosity.
And certainly your generosity enables us to work aggressively behind the scenes to shape policy — to create firewalls of protection for people of faith — to mitigate the damage done by bad decisions at the highest levels of government. Passing FADA will also help encourage and strengthen leaders in various states to pass legislation that will protect and uphold religious liberty in their states.
Thank you in advance for responding quickly, and generously. Without you, we wouldn’t be here. The need for the work we’re doing is greater than ever. So the need for your support is greater than ever.
Standing (Eph. 6:13),
P.S. We must stand for the truth — regardless of what our government demands! Please hurry. Give your most generous possible donation. Thank you. God bless you.
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