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« on: July 09, 2013, 08:18:30 PM »

Dear Friends

I am a Christian, husband and father, ex- teacher, OAP pensioner and UK citizen. What I have written below is probably outside the experience of most people and so inconceivable that it will sound alarmist, even delusional. I wish that were the case; but I believe history will stand witness to the truth that 2013 marked the defining moment when Britain, having rejected God and the Christian foundations of our country, returned almost overnight to a form of barbarism from which it came, two thousand years ago.

Below I have tried to give a very broad picture of the present situation with regard to the gay lobby deliberately rendering marriage meaningless. Each section, paragraph, sentence and word would no doubt act as a peg onto which to hang a life time?s work. All I have tried to do is make sense of what to many must rightly seem to be living nightmare. I do not apologise for the many links, since for the most part they turn what is written into flesh and blood.  If any of what I written is useful ammunition in fighting this deadly war, then my endeavours would not have been entirely wasted.


Impermanence of our nation

I am appealing to those in government, even at this late stage in the passage of the Equal Marriage Bill, to speak truth into the audacious attempt to redefine marriage. The reality, I believe, is that, barring a miracle, or military intervention, nothing can stop the inexorable advance of this gay legislation. Already the rainbow flag flies over Whitehall and possibly soon even Buckingham Palace and every major building in the UK. Whatever concessions or amendments that might be won by the House of Lords to lessen the impact of the Pink Bill, will, I believe, like all previous amendments, be wiped out within a short space of time. Our government will then have set in motion the irreversible extinction of our once great nation. We shall, as Churchill said ?drink from a bitter cup which will be proffered to us year by year, unless by a supreme recovery of moral health and martial vigour, we arise again and take our stand for freedom as in the olden times.? 

The Permanence of marriage

Some people will say that since marriage has always been evolving and that different civilisations and different ages had quite different forms of it, then gay marriage is just another evolutionary step on the road to progress and enlightenment.

It is true that there have been differences, but these have never amounted to anything like a total difference. If anyone will take the trouble to compare the marriages of, say, the ancient Egyptians, Hindus, Chinese and Romans what will really strike him or her will be how very like they are to each other and to our own. But what would a total difference look like? Think of a country where people were married to pavements, dead bodies, animals, their mothers, sisters, a hundred people or themselves. You might just as well try to imagine a country where the sun was called the moon and the moon the sun. Men have differed as regard the manner and circumstances in which marriages were formed, or to whether you should have one wife or four. But they have always agreed that it was always between a man and woman.

Marriage will always be what it has been since the first man and woman set foot on Earth; but nations come and go. And for politicians to describe all the legislation over the last fifty and particularly the last fifteen years that has loosened the protective bonds, tying marriage and family together, as making significant progress towards Britain becoming a successful, cohesive, tolerant and inclusive society, sounds macabre, when we view the true state of ?broken Britain.? 

Those who cannot learn from history are condemned to repeating it.

It is not as though the consequences of this experiment in redefining marriage are unknown. In order to understand why present day Russia is determined, in the face of interference from both America and Britain, to resist the gay agenda, one only has to study Russian history between 1917 and the time that Stalin came to power in the late 1920?s, when he had to put a stop to the social meltdown caused by the Bolsheviks and their passing dalliance with homosexuality and polysexual perversions.  Mr Putin?s resolve is not motivated by irrational fear and hatred, ?homophobia?, but by common sense and reason, for which things, sadly our government has developed an irrational hatred and fear, or as we call it in the trade, logophobia, a hatred of God?s Word.


Same sex marriage is not a response to a public outcry against a glaringly obvious injustice. It is driven by Marxists, and narcissists who put their sexual drives above the interests of everyone else. It is also driven by ?useful idiots,? like Mr Cameron, inspired as they are by individuals like the Neo Marxist, Saul Alinsky [1] and who continue to deny the glaringly obvious negative effects of gay marriage on countries such as Sweden, Denmark, France, Holland, Spain and Canada. Patricia Morgan, author and broadcaster has made a thorough and well researched study of the harmful effects of same sex marriage on these countries; and it does not make for pleasant reading [2]

Cultural Hegemony of Anarchists: Divide and Rule

In the remaining sections of this letter I name and hold to account just a few of those who hold power and influence over the lives of millions. I am minded however of my own shabby contribution to how far this country has degenerated and rejected God.  I am minded of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, when two others also, who were criminals, were being led away to be put to death with Him at Calvary. There the people crucified Christ and the criminals, one on the right and the other on the left. One of the criminals who were hanged there was hurling abuse at Him. But the other answered, and rebuking him said, "Do you not even fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we indeed are suffering justly, for we are receiving what we deserve for our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong."

Indeed we have all played our part in bringing our nation to judgement, either by actively promoting evil or failing to stop it.  I would appeal to this tiny minority who seem callously indifferent to the destruction they are causing in society, especially to the weak and vulnerable, to at least fear for their own eternal destination.

At present this minority are feeling invincible, not quite able to believe the advances they have made in getting what they want when they want it, no matter the cost to others. Filled with an almost reckless confidence they sweep aside all who get in their way.  Indeed it seems that power and domination are what they lust after most.

Peter Tatchell, the most megalomaniac gay activist in Britain proudly boasted at the 2012 World Pride, ?There are no borders or boundaries when it comes to Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender human rights. No nationality, no culture, no belief system can stand in the way of the historic quest for LGBT freedom.?  [3] 

Indeed homosexual, Sir Adrian Fulford, Lord Justice of Appeal and recent member of the Privy Council was quoted in Pink News as saying that Pink law will cease to be an anomaly but the norm.

Central to this domination of our culture has been the gay lobby Stonewall and its personnel like the present chief executive Ben Summerskill and its first, chief executive, lesbian, Angela Mason, who has a daughter conceived by artificial insemination, and who is the present chair of the feminist group, the men-hating Fawcett Society. She was part of the Marxist anarchy Angry Brigade and one of the Stoke Newington Eight charged with planting or sending bombs which aimed to maim or kill government Ministers, their families and Conservative Party officials. She became Stonewall?s first director in 1992.

From 2003 to 2007 she was the director of the UK government's Women and Equality Unit which oversaw the Sexual Orientation Regulations, Gay Adoption, Civil Partnerships and the setting up the Equality and Human Rights Commission on which she still sits as a commissioner. This organisation, the ECHR, though professing to uphold equality and diversity, is designed to divide society up into nine ?protected? but competing groups, based upon age, race, disability, religion, sexual orientation, civil partnership, transsexuality, gender and being pregnant. It is clear from this that feminists and lesbians get most of the pie. The ECHR in whatever form it takes globally is designed to divide, polarize and rule society. Indeed we see this happening most dramatically in France; though the BBC, instead of covering the news, covers the eyes of the British public in case we are alerted to the dangers of gay militancy.

Angela Mason?s civil partner, the Marxist academic Elizabeth Wilson co-wrote the preface with Peter Tatchell to the Gay Liberation Front Manifesto of 1971. This clearly states its intention of destroying the family with a father and mother at its centre. These are extracts:

?The oppression of gay people starts in the most basic unit of society, the family?Formal religious education is still part of everyone?s schooling, and our whole legal structure is supposedly based on Christianity, whose archaic and irrational teachings support the family and marriage as the only permitted condition for sex... we are not in fact being idealistic to aim at abolishing the family?. the family unit ...will not disappear?.without a struggle?

Gay shows the way. In some ways we are already more advanced than straight people. We are already outside the family?.We question however as an ideal, the finding and settling down eternally with one ?right? partner. This is the blue-print of the straight world which gay people have taken over?. we believe that the suffocating small family unit is by no means the best atmosphere for bringing up children.?  [4]

Sir Ian McKellen CH, CBE: agent of change

However it is arguably Stonewall?s founder member, homosexual, Sir Ian McKellen who has spent the last five years at least, spreading homophobia  propaganda  throughout British schools, who has done most to advance the gay agenda. He is a man with an implacable hatred of Jesus Christ. He celebrated the repeal of Blasphemy laws in 2008 by giving a public reading of the poem by James Kirkup, ?The Love That Dares to Speak Its Name.? This poem gives a graphic description of Roman soldier pouring out his necrophilia and lust on the dead body of Christ. He also boasts of ripping pages of out Bibles left in hotels that criticise homosexuality. [5]

He cruises around schools asking children whether it has ever crossed their minds that they might be gay and then says how wonderful it is they have grasped the simple fact that we must all be kind to one another, [6,7] ignoring the fact that every year at the Stonewall Awards ceremonies Christians are nominated to be publically humiliated and reviled with being awarded Homophobic bigot of the year. He also champions Head teachers like Liam Nolan of Perry Beaches School, Birmingham who was convicted and fined ?1000 and ?1500 court cost for committing a gross sexual act with another man in Sandwell Valley Park, in 2008. [8] Liam Nolan is not only a Stonewall champion of diversity but has been elevated to being made an educational advisor by Michael Gove, Secretary of State for education. [9]

Exactly how, Mr Cameron, will same sex marriage strengthen the family and Britain?

It is claimed by the gay lobby that equal marriage will not adversely affect real marriage, the family or children. Indeed Mr Cameron promises quite the reverse:  gay marriage will modernise an ailing and medieval institution, strengthen families and improve the physical, emotional and mental health of children.

Indeed gay activists, like Peter Tatchell want to go beyond equality. What he wants is to liberate us all, so that we might all experience absolute sexual liberation and fulfil our queer potential. Believe me it is already happening. [10] He wants to take possession of the citadel ?marriage? that keeps us all in sexual incarceration and destroy it. This is why he is so keen to extend civil partnerships to the straight section of society, so that we will all become like him, a lover of pornography, sado-masochism, masturbation and the getting rid of all ages of consent. Read your Tatchell and not what he says in public. They are two different things.

Doing away with the repressive and sex negative constraints of partners needing to remain sexually and emotionally faithful to one another in sickness and health, forsaking all others, until death parts them,  homosexuality will enable us to break free from this incarceration and open up hitherto unexplored short- or long term- passionate relationships, that are ?enriching, nourishing and exciting for the individuals involved, and healthy for all parties?- especially for children who will have a whole kaleidoscopic menu of sexual behaviours they can pursue and people they can call parents 1,2,3... Such relationships it is claimed will meet the needs of an increasingly complex, unstable, insecure and dysfunctional 21st century society. [11, 12, 13]

Whilst Peter Tatchell works outside the walls of Parliament, Gay Muslim, Lord Waheed works in the very heart of the House of Lords. His civil partner, Charlie Parsons owns Gaydar, the gay dating agency [14, 15], which provides goods and services for parliamentarians like Chris Bryant MP [16] (whose election campaign agent, Stephen Carnell was sentenced for paedophile crimes [17]), and who is intent on making it compulsory for children to have sex education. [18] In order to see whose interests Lord Ali and Chris Bryant really serve, I recommend that you read the 2007 Guardian article, ?let?s talk about Sex,? [19] and the Daily Mail?s 2006 article, ?Why are pictures of the millionaire gay dads on a dating website?? [20]

However others might say that by extending marriage to gays, this might encourage the modern generation of homosexuals to settle down and live a less promiscuous life.  Allow Professor Eric Anderson of Winchester University to show us just what this new family will look like. He, with his ?husband? has recently settled down to domestic life, having had twin baby boys through IVF, involving, an Egyptian egg donor and an Asian surrogate. He says that Gays can have it all. [21]

But this picture of domestic bliss jars somewhat with the lecture he gave at Oxford University in 2011 where it was reported, 

Professor Anderson claimed to have had had sex with ?easily over a thousand people?. He said: ?I like sex with 16, 17, 18 year old boys particularly, it?s getting harder for me to get them but I?m still finding them?.I hope between the age of 43 and the time I die I can have sex with another thousand, that would be awesome, even if I have to buy them, of course, not a problem, you pay for all kinds of entertainment and pleasure.?

When asked whether he thought he had taken emotional or physical advantage of some of the thousand people he had slept with, Anderson replied that he thought that team sports were ?more damaging? to adolescents than sex. He went on to claim: ?The damage that?s caused by child molestation is socially constructed by the western world;? he contrasted this to other cultures where children engage in sexual activity with adults as a rite of passage.

He said that he and his boyfriend like to travel on cruise ships because ?it?s like sex tourism, which is just amazing? and ?I always screw the dancers?. He went on to say ?we stop at a different port every night, go to a gay club every night and have sex with people?.you don?t need to know their names?. [22]

Recently Dr Anderson appeared on several TV stations advertising his book , ?The Monogomy Gap? in which he advocates  emotional faithfulness but sexual promiscuity as a way of stopping a marriage from becoming boring and thus force partners to cheat on one another. Far better for all concerned  to have open relationships. [23]

It is a pity that Christian parents, Mr and Mrs Eunice and Owen Johns, who  were struck off  Derby Council?s register of  fostering parents, were not up to speed with all things gay, for then they too could have had it all [24]


A mass delusion can only be enforced through tyranny, oppressive legislation and not through democracy.

Inevitably Pink law, the Law Society, the Home Office, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Police who are signed up to Stonewall?s Workplace Equality Index [25] will make it illegal or highly unwise for anyone to say or even think of trying to criticise any sexual behaviour, straight or queer- especially when Stonewall are already putting informers into the work place. Legislation such as that of Lord Waddington?s free speech amendment inserted into the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act, clause 58 that now forms section 29JA in the Public Order Act 1986, will become repealed as soon as same sex marriage is passed.

This says,

?In this Part, for the avoidance of doubt, the discussion or criticism of sexual conduct or practices or the urging of persons to refrain from or modify such conduct or practices shall not be taken of itself to be threatening or intended to stir up hatred.?

Freedoms of speech that allow us to ask people to restrain their sexual appetites will be deemed as hate speech. Indeed it will mean that anyone, in any way connected with education, such as a parent, teacher, governor or student, who is not actively breaking down the barriers to absolute sexual liberation, will be investigated by the police. I have received two visits from Dorset Police.

Sexual corruption and abuse of our children in the state educational system

For a politician to stand in Parliament and point out the rocketing  rates of sexually transmitted diseases, especially amongst men who have sex with men, who account for nearly half of STDs in Britain ( and 70% in the USA) and the huge strain that this puts on the National Health system, and to say that it is  homosexual agencies like the Terrance Higgins Trust who, given millions of pounds of tax payers money, are sending LGBT youths to go into schools to act as peddlers of perversion and death, would be too much for the likes of Lord Ali, Lord Chris Smith and Chris Bryant who are of too delicate and sensitive a nature to speak of such things. For a parent or anyone to mention these things or point to the way our school children are being abused and corrupted on an industrial scale with pornographic sex education is a high risk strategy. Anyone who  does not enjoy Parliament Privilege, enabling Peers and MPs to speak freely within the relative safety of Parliament, could result at the very least with their being  visited by  the police - perhaps even having one?s children being removed by social services.

Silencing all dissent

I also speak from experience. In some ways I am a canary in the coalmine. In February 27th 2012, I was assaulted and ejected from a public lecture on homosexuality in Sport, in Bournemouth University, simply for complaining of the homosexual speaker?s obscene language. I had not interrupted the talk; I had been invited by the chairman to pose a question. Neither had I made any adverse comment (homophobic); but I needed to object to the speaker?s obscene and offensive language.  Bournemouth Magistrates, without hesitation, authorised me to serve a Private Prosecution on my assailant but the university, the Dorset Police and the Crown Prosecution Service attempted to silence, threaten and slander my character. All are signed up to Stonewall?s Workplace Equality Index.   I believe I was meant to be an object lesson for any staff or student who might be minded to make the slightest demur towards homosexuality. This is an ongoing case and thus I cannot speak too much about it. But the reason I mention it is because it shows that schools and universities are no longer safe places to express views counter to a government under the thrall of the homosexual lobby, Stonewall, who already are training pupils to spy on other pupils and staff who do not fully support homosexuality. [26]

What happens when a Government declares war on its own people?

But the British people will wake up one day and find that they have no choice but to engage with the complete rainbow or alphabet of polysexual perversions. There will be no live and let live, no choice, no give and take. This is a zero sum game where the casualties of gay hatred have already produced a long role- call.  Increasing numbers of people, living in countries where homosexuals have absolute rights , have not only been fined huge sums of money, imprisoned, lost their careers, businesses and children, but  suffered violence, simply for voicing dissent to the gay agenda; [27] but most important of all have lost their freedom of conscience. In Britain our civil liberties and human rights to think and speak as enshrined in the Magna Carta and the Queen?s Coronation Oath, are now worthless.

I am yours sincerely

David Skinner     

P.S. If you wish I could email you a copy of this letter, enabling you to open the following links.





[3] World Pride - London 2012 Tatchell says this at 4 minutes 5 seconds





[6] Sir Ian McKellen News Report From Severn Vale School


[8] Sex Offender becomes education advisor.





[11] London WORLDPRIDE PARADE DAY Scenes 6 7TH JULY 2012 Lesbian and Gay Pride

[12] Folsom Europe Berlin, September 8th, 2012, Impressions












[21] Why Do Men Cheat? Eric Anderson's book, The Monogamy Gap


[23] Grieved to the heart






[27]Lesbian Couple Killed Child for not Calling One of them ?Daddy?

Seattle gay pride participants viciously beat Christian street preacher

Death threats to David Burrows MP

Dorset Police side with those who beat defenceless elderly man in Bournemouth liberalism.html

French Police brutality against peaceful demonstrators defending marriage

La Manif Pour Tous en Francia

Shocking French police thuggery against two girls attending peaceful demonstration for marriage

Manchester Police mock Chester Zion Tabernacle at Manchester Pride 2010

Chester Zion Tabernacle at Manchester Pride 2010

GMP at Manchester Pride Parade 2010

Pastor Aka Green saved from going to prison because he preached from Bible

Pressure from Obama on poor countries to promote homosexuality

Depraved hatred by gays and their supporters. (WARNING FILTHY LANGUAGE) 2009. Manchester Pride does Lily Allen, 'f### You'

Gay mob tells supporter of marriage to ?Go Home? from peaceful rally in Trafalgar Square

Enraged sodomites of Castro district attack Christians

Chased out of the Castro District - 11-14-08

14 year old girl given public death threats because she supports marriage

14 Year-Old Girl Bullied for Speaking Truth on Marriage in Maryland

Children taught to utter filth against those who oppose gay marriage.

Depraved language at Manchester Pride against those who oppose homosexuality

Drag queen whips up crowd to boo Christian protestors

Drag queen wips up the crowd to boo the christian protesters at manchester gay pride 2009


AC national Conference Session 2 Bill Muehlenberg

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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2013, 08:30:52 PM »
The Same-Sex Marriage bill will take away major freedoms and make it a
crime to assert that marriage is the union of a man to a woman.
There is still time to change the mind of the Lords who have a second
vote this week.
 Please write to any peers you know.
 - JG.

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From: xxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Fri, 5 Jul 2013 11:02:00 +0100
Subject: Lobbying peers on same-sex marriage bill ? take action this weekend

Dear all, Anglican Mainstream ( give a number
of routes for lobbying peers, see below:

Lobbying peers on same-sex marriage bill ? take action this

July 4th, 2013 Posted in News<>

Although well-presented letters carry a lot of weight in the Lords, there
are a number of online contact routes, some very new.

1. Set up by Out4marriage at the very end of
May to help pro-Bill supporters lobby a Lord, it seems anti-Bill supporters
can also use it. It automatically suggests a Lord to lobby, offering
background information, links to their voting records, whether they've been
lobbied before on this issue, their Twitter handle if they have one, and
allows one to write a letter (you can use this function only six times each

2. Designed to enable people to lobby a
Peer about the Online Safety Bill, the site suggests a Lord to lobby who is
interested in that Bill. It seems likely that Peers who are interested in
online safety would also be concerned about SSM. Again, a six-times only
rule seems to apply.

3. Although a full listing of all Peers is at,
clicking gives
a list of all Lords who have asked a question about "marriage" since 2008.
Clicking on a name on that list presents a list of the questions actually
asked. This helps to identify which aspects interest the Peer. There is a
link on that page to write directly. We believe the six-times only rule

4. Analysing speeches made at Second reading and Committee stages. All are
accessible via

As well as Report Stage in the Lords on 8th and 10th July, Third Reading is
apparently set down for 15th July, so please contact peers as soon as
possible, preferably this weekend.


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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2013, 10:42:11 AM »
Here is yet another example of post SSM escalation in the US, and of what we can expect here in the UK after the SSM bill.. 

Remember, on 26th May 2013 David Cameron told his party he would not do anything like SSM again.

Almost immediately, 28th June, Maria Miller is in Pink News saying that in the  Autumn she will be asking gays "What do you want next?".

On any matter related to the fundamental cultural destruction of democracy, there is nothing about which these people will not lie. Read on...

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A Cry for HELP from Senate GOP

How many of you would feel comfortable dropping off your kids in a school that encouraged faculty cross-dressing? At least three Senate Republicans would. Today, those leaders -- Sens. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), and Lisa Murkowski (R-Ak.) -- threw their support behind a bill that would force sexual confusion on almost every classroom, day care, and summer camp in America. Insisting the legislation is just a harmless little "anti-prejudice" bill, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee voted 15-7 to make employees' bedroom habits a preeminent consideration in hiring, firing, and promotion decisions.

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (or ENDA) has been debated in Congress for years, but it's never had this kind of backing from liberals, who -- just two years ago -- had so many reservations about the policy that it never made it to the Senate floor. Once Democrats realized that schools and other employers could be forced as part of the bill to hire transgenders, they removed their support altogether. Now, under the guise of ending "workplace discrimination," ENDA has new life, thanks in large part to a handful of Republicans who seem eager to sacrifice religious freedom and common sense on the altar of political correctness.

If the bill passes, employers everywhere would face a very familiar dilemma: violate your conscience or pay the price. For those not concerned with religious freedom, there are the practical implications to consider like dress codes and lost profits. Just a few years ago, a completely secular clothing company, American Eagle, fired a man who dressed like a woman because his appearance was driving away business in its store. But according to the state's anti-discrimination law, the company's bottom line didn't matter nearly as much as this man's hurt feelings.

As part of a private settlement, American Eagle was forced to hire cross-dressers no matter how uncomfortable it makes customers or employees! Some New Yorkers were surprised. After all, shouldn't companies be free to enforce a dress code? Not under this law. "The ENDA bill is going to mean a lot to me," said transgender and ex-Navy SEAL "Kristen" Beck, "Just for the pure fact that I can show up for work in a dress..." If not, homosexual and transgender activists will be able to use ENDA to sue employers into submission on an agenda that could cost them millions of dollars in lost business and costly litigation.

As FRC's Peter Sprigg explained on CNN, employers will be staring down serial lawsuits from disgruntled workers whose dismissal may have had nothing to do with their sexual behavior! They could sue "for 'discrimination' over a characteristic or sexual preference which is not even visible and of which the employer may have been unaware. In the case of public employers, such laws at the local and state level have led to large settlements being paid at taxpayers' expense."

What's worse, this version of the bill offers absolutely no protection for religious nonprofits or business owners. Unlike past mark-ups, the HELP committee didn't offer a single religious freedom exemption for non-church entities. That didn't seem to bother the members of the committee, who spent just minutes discussing the measure before it was passed. Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), who became the object of intense liberal lobbying, ultimately voted no on the bill because of the vulnerability of religious liberty. "I am concerned that the ENDA bill would go beyond our existing laws protecting individuals' employment rights and would impose new burdens and legal uncertainties regarding the exercise of religious liberties."

Of course, the irony of all this is that if anyone needs workplace protections these days, it's conservative Christians. Under ENDA, their nightmares will only intensify. To see where all of this is leading, click over to our website,, to witness what life without religious freedom would look like and to order our powerful documentary so you can spread the word. Most importantly, contact your senators and strongly urge them to vote no on an ENDA bill that would fundamentally change America -- forever.

You Have the Right to Remain Silent

Unfortunately for our troops, many are already adjusting to a workplace without religious freedom. Yesterday, our coalition of 14 organizations determined to change that. In a Capitol Hill press conference, FRC's Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin and I joined congressmen and allies from across the conservative and military spectrum to draw a line in the sand for the religious rights of U.S. service members, whose faith is being smothered by an intolerant Pentagon.

"Today is the 237th anniversary of General George Washington's general order establishing the Chaplaincy," Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) told the crowd. "In that general order, he stated, 'The General hopes and trusts, that every officer and man, will endeavor so to live, and act as becomes a Christian Soldier defending the dearest Rights and Liberties of his country.' Unlike General George Washington, nobody here is suggesting that every soldier be Christian or that every soldier live and act like Christians. But we are suggesting that the President allow Christian soldiers to have the right to live and act like Christians...or whatever faith."

In response to a letter from Congressman Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.), Air Force Under Secretary Eric Fanning, the homosexual activist now managing the Air Force, brushed off Congress's concerns about the myriad examples of the branch trampling troops' faith. To the question about Mikey Weinstein's involvement in setting secular policy, Fanning shrugs off the Military Religious Freedom Foundation's obvious influence. "Neither MRFF," he writes, "nor [its founder] Mr. Weinstein serves as or has served as an official consultant of the Air Force regarding the Service's free exercise of religion policy."

Whether or not Weinstein serves in an "official" capacity is irrelevant. The reality is, the Air Force produced an entire booklet of anti-faith regulations at Mikey's request. From the Washington Post: "After demands from Weinstein, the Air Forced published, but has yet to distribute, a 27- page document, which includes a cover sheet that states: "COMPLIANCE WITH THIS PUBLICATION IS MANDATORY. 'Leaders at all levels,' the document says, 'must avoid the actual or apparent use of their position to promote their personal religious beliefs to their subordinates or to extend preferential treatment for any religion.' It even suggested that noncompliance could result in court-martial."

Likewise, Jessica Wright, Acting Under Secretary of Defense, refused to answer the specific questions of 70 members of Congress and instead regurgitated the same old talking points about the DOD placing a high value on religious exercise. In four very dismissive paragraphs, Wright waved away the elected leaders her agency is answerable to -- and in the process, showed the same contempt for congressional oversight as her commander-in-chief often does.

Fortunately for our brave service men and women, the Pentagon will find it a lot harder to bypass Congress if Rep. John Fleming's (R-La.) military conscience rights amendment passes as part of the Defense Authorization bill. Make sure your representative is on board by calling the office and urging their support!

Legislating Mortality

Do elections have consequences? You bet. It took 140 years for Republicans to win back control of the North Carolina legislature in 2010 -- and their hard work is finally paying off in the form of solid pro-life legislation. Just before the Fourth of July, the Tarheel Senate gave its approval to a proposal that would protect more women from a Kermit Gosnell-type clinic, where safety is secondary to profit. Under the bill, abortion clinics would have to meet the same standards as other surgical centers -- which would protect women and could help shut down some of the state's two dozen abortion mills.

Meanwhile, in Texas, the state House once again gave its blessing to a set of sweeping pro-life legislation -- including the ban on abortion after 20 weeks, when babies can feel pain. After a rowdy crowd of liberals derailed Texas's first crack at the bill, Governor Rick Perry (R-Texas) convened a special session, vowing his state would finish the pro-life business it started. The vote, 98-49, came after several hours of emotional testimony and debate. By law, the state house has to pass the proposal for a second time (a formality) before it heads to the Texas Senate.

We continue to applaud the brave state leaders -- including Governor Perry -- who refuse to back down, even in the face of intense pressure and harassment. Someday soon, our movement looks forward to welcoming Texas into the proud coalition of states that are helping to end the suffering of women and innocent children.
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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2013, 11:16:51 PM »

Dear Friends,

I am sending the following urgent request from Dr Lisa Nolland and Canon Chris Sugden of Anglican Mainstream.  Please, prayerfully, consider  how we might support them. 


A great deal has happened this week, including the fact that it appears we may have lost the SSM vote.   Regardless of which way the vote goes, there is still time for us to get some of our research out into the public realm.  Indeed, we are very excited about the launch of our new website ( in conjunction with a media campaign this weekend.

We are meeting at 1:45, 10 Downing Street, on Sunday the 14th July and would welcome those who could give half an hour or so to help us.   

We realize that the issues surrounding this legislation are legion, and that many are left feeling bruised and battered after the government?s bulldozing of it through the Commons and Lords. We believe that there will be huge problems which emerge from it on all sorts of levels and that clear, gracious Christian witness and work with the damaged will be more important than ever.  We also believe that children will suffer most.  We will be looking at ways to work with other organizations to repeal it.

But in the meantime, if you know of any who would care to be involved practically on Sunday we would be grateful.

God bless and keep


Lisa and/for Chris

[email protected]; 07503 298 521

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PS One helpful new article from the articulate Ryan Anderson is:


David Skinner

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