It’s been quite a while since my last post, but I couldn’t help noticing that the “civilised” World is becoming more unstable by the day, so I felt the need to write about it. Pity there isn’t a rehab centre for nations.
Things are still being banned left, right and centre, or threatened with censorship and people are being persecuted for daring to be religious. The Advertising Standards Authority has received complaints about Cranmer’s internet advert which he produced on behalf of the Coalition for Marriage. It simply promotes marriage between a man and a woman, but this is ‘homophobic and offensive’ according to some. The ASA wrote,
We require you to explain your rationale for the ad and comment specifically on the points raised in the attached complaint notification.
In Ireland, there is a move to ban the advertising of most cheeses during children’s television programmes.
Perhaps that’s the time most mice tune in.
In a California town, you need to buy a permit if you want to have your friends over to study the Bible:
Chuck and Stephanie Fromm already have been fined $300 for holding Bible studies for their friends at their home, and they face the potential for additional fines of $500 for each study held, according to a legal team taking their case to court.
Land of the free? In God we trust?
Next up will be three or four “official” church denominations like in China, all sympathetic to the ruling elite.
Rulers in many countries are terrified of real Christians because their beliefs are usually vastly different.
When Bishop Daniel Jenky urged believers to oppose President Obama’s “radical pro-abortion and extreme secularist agenda” at the ballot box in November, he was hit with an IRS complaint thanks to a national secularist lobby group.
At a gathering of Catholic men on Saturday, the Illinois prelate had slammed Obama’s mandate forcing religious employers to cover contraceptives, sterilizations, and abortion-inducing drugs. The unprecedented attack on religious freedom, he said, signaled that the president “seems intent on following a similar path” as past dictators such as Hitler, Stalin, and Otto von Bismarck.
Those nice secularists were upset because what the bishop said seemed to be “a clear violation of federal law… Churches are tax-exempt institutions, and they aren’t allowed to intervene in partisan politics.”
So, evil politicians must be allowed to just get on with it without question? I wonder if Christians in Lithuania are allowed to question why a neo-Nazi youth group in their country has been adopted onto a council which receives European Union funding.
Back in California and it may soon be illegal for parents to talk to their own children about sexual desires they consider immoral.
California Senate Bill 1172 would make any kind of sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE) by therapists, psychologists, counselors and parents an illegal act punishable by arrest, fines and/or jail time. The bill, which has already made it through its first committee hearing, would require adults seeking therapy or counseling to fill out a consent form containing specific questions on sexual orientation. Most professionals who have reviewed the consent form and questions are against the measure.
UK politics is as bizarre as ever, with both Labour and the Tories seeming to be keen to hold an EU referendum in the next Parliament. It’s never *this* Parliament, of course. That’s because they are compulsive liars with no mandate from their globalist puppet masters to be allowed to honour their previous “cast-iron” pledges, but they will continue to make the same “promises” because they know that so many people find comfort in lies and that they keep getting away with it.
That’s it for now. I’m away to read the Bible and eat half a pound of cheddar. Needless to say, a warrant for my arrest will have been issued by the time you read this.