Examples of persecution of people who do not agree with homosexuality

by Matt Slick

  1. FREE SPEECH AND DISCRIMINATION DUE TO RELIGIOUS BELIEFS
    1. Christian fired for refusing sex therapy to homosexual couples
      1. "The next hearing will be this Thursday, when Christian relationship counselor Gary McFarlane will appeal his firing for refusing sex therapy to homosexual couples. Last week, Christian nurse Shirley Chaplin lost her appeal to wear a crucifix around her neck in hospital wards."
        1. http://blog.christianitytoday.com/ctliveblog/archives/2010/04/discrimination.html
    2. Florida Teacher Suspended for Posting Anti-Gay Marriage Views on Facebook
      1. "'It was my own personal comment on my own personal time on my own personal computer in my own personal house, exercising what I believed as a social studies teacher to be my First Amendment rights,' Buell told Fox."
      2. "Chris Patton, a communications officer for the school system, told Fox there was concern about how Buell might treat gay students in his class. He also disputed the notion that the comments were private. 
           “He has [more than] 700 friends,” Patton said. “How private is that--really? Social media can be troubling if you don’t respect it and know that just because you think you are in a private realm--it’s not private.”
            He vowed Buell will not return to the classroom until “a thorough job of looking at everything--past or previous writings” is complete.
        1. http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?ID=28314aze.com/stories/fla-teacher-suspended-for-posting-anti-gay-marriage-views-on-facebook/
    3. School suspends a black woman who objected to the idea that homosexuality is a civil right
      1. "The University of Toledo has taken action against an administrator that has aroused concern over free-speech violations. The victim is the school's associate vice president of human resources, Crystal Dixon, who wrote to a local newspaper in response to an article that claimed homosexuals to be victims of civil rights abuses. In the letter, Dixon--who is black--objected to the article's claim that homosexual civil rights are being trampled on. In her view, civil rights and homosexuality do not fit into the same box."
      2. Matt Barber of Concerned Women for America is outraged that the University of Toledo would suspend her over the letter . . . the entire incident is "inappropriate and has a chilling effect on free speech."
        1. http://www.onenewsnow.com/Education/Default.aspx?id=110624
    4. Texas School punishes Christian teen for voicing his opinion against homosexuality
      1. "An honors student in Fort Worth, Texas, was sent to the principal’s office and punished for telling a classmate that he believes homosexuality is wrong . . . Dakota was in a German class at the high school when the conversation shifted to religion and homosexuality in Germany. At some point during the conversation, he turned to a friend and said that he was a Christian and “being a homosexual is wrong.” “It wasn’t directed to anyone except my friend who was sitting behind me,” Dakota told Fox. “I guess [the teacher] heard me. He started yelling. He told me he was going to write me an infraction and send me to the office.”
        1. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/09/22/texas-school-punishes-boy-for-opposing-homosexuality/
    5. University removes Christian from counseling program due to his belief that homosexuality is immoral
      1. Article Titled:  Is Discrimination Against Christians Legal? 7/20/2010.  "A federal judge has ruled in favor of a public university that removed a Christian student from its graduate program in school counseling over her belief that homosexuality is morally wrong. Monday’s ruling, according to Julea Ward’s attorneys, could result in Christian students across the country being expelled from public university for similar views."
        1. http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/is-discrimination-against-christians-legal/
  2. GAY ACTIVISTS ON THE ATTACK
    1. Attacking Christian Charities
      1. 'Gay' activists kill cash sources for Christian charities.  Internet-based campaigns scare away corporate donors with 'hate group' charge 
        1. http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=339641#ixzz1XLBuQpkr
    2. Bricks thrown through door and windows of Christian facility
      1. "Police are searching for the culprits who threw concrete bricks through the door and windows of a Christian facility in Illinois as it prepared for a banquet for a group dedicated to exposing the homosexual activist agenda . . . LaBarbera notes that a left-wing website with a letter from a group of homosexuals taking credit for the attack warns that more will follow if the host site for the banquet does not disassociate from its featured speaker, Scott Lively, and AFTAH.
        1. http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=1461944
    3. Pressuring Paypal.com not to handle traditional value groups
      1. "Homosexual activists are pressuring PayPal to not handle donations made to groups that promote traditional values . . . Founder Peter LaBarbera [of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality] refers to it as "homofascism in action," as it asks people to stop financially supporting Christian groups, which the homosexual activists refer to as "hate groups."
        1. http://www.onenewsnow.com/Business/Default.aspx?id=1433084
      2. "PayPal officially states that its users "may not use the PayPal service for activities that [ . . . ] promote hate, violence, racial intolerance" but PayPal has become a favorite payment service for anti-LGBT extremists all over the world. PayPal must act immediately to shut down their accounts and ban all sites that promote anti-LGBT hate.
        1. http://allout.org/en/actions/paypal
  3. GENERAL
    1. "Stern says if the early cases are any guide, the outlook is grim for religious groups. A few cases: Yeshiva University was ordered to allow same-sex couples in its married dormitory. A Christian school has been sued for expelling two allegedly lesbian students. Catholic Charities abandoned its adoption service in Massachusetts after it was told to place children with same-sex couples. The same happened with a private company operating in California."
      1. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=91486191
  4. MUSIC
    1. The band The Dire Straights song "Money for Nothing" banned due to word "faggot."
      1. "The Dire Straits hit Money for Nothing can now be played in Canada after a ban for its use of the word ‘faggot’ was lifted. The song from the 1980s was pulled from radio playlists in January after just one unidentified listener complained about the use of the slang word for homosexual."
      2. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2033245/Dire-Straits-song-ban-lifted-Canada.html

 

 

 

 
 
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