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American pastor faces federal suit for stance on homosexuality

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Believe it or not, a Christian pastor in Massachusetts is facing a federal lawsuit for crimes against humanity for embracing a Biblical view on sexuality!

The pastor, Scott Lively, is being targeted by Sexual Minorities Uganda – easy to remember by its acronym, SMUG – based on a missions trip he made to the African nation in 2009.
Speaking of smug, leftist billionaire George Soros is representing the organization through his own Center for Constitutional Rights.

During his visit, Lively spoke about homosexuality in a Biblical context and, around the same time, Uganda’s leaders considered a bill that would make homosexuality an offense punishable by death.

No one seems to be suggesting Lively actively participated in any of the discussion among the nation’s rulers, though the militant homosexual lobby doesn’t need to establish causation in order to vilify those with whom they disagree.

“We want him held accountable for the escalating homophobia and persecution in Uganda,” a SMUG spokesperson said.

The foreign group is able to file a lawsuit in America, against an American citizen, under the Alien Tort Statute. Soros became involved, according to Liberty Council Founder Mathew Staver, to further his own agenda.

CCR wants “to silence the speech of Christians,” he said, including “people who are pro-family and people whose views they disagree with.”

Staver said this suit could have chilling implications for future missions work by conservative Christians.

“If this case is not dismissed, we will be having an American pastor that lives in the United States on trial for alleged crimes against humanity,” he said. “This suit should cause everyone to be concerned because it is a direct threat against freedom of speech.”
Staver said he wants to hold CCR responsible for filing an unjustified suit.

He explained lawyers are using a “vague international law to silence – and eventually criminalize – speech by U.S. citizens on homosexuality and moral issues.” The incident reveals the group’s intention to “establish new precedent” that would “override our Constitutional freedoms,” he added.

I have never heard of a legitimate Christian pastor calling for the death of a homosexual and I am absolutely sick of the left’s constant misrepresentation of my faith’s belief.

Rather than hatred and retribution, two reactions common among the humanist left, the overwhelming majority of Christians want nothing more than to lead those living in sin – be it homosexuality or otherwise – to a loving and forgiving God.

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Activists to Conduct Prayer Vigil In Support of Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ — Washington, DC area activists plan to conduct prayer vigil and public witness called “Christianity is Not a Crime!” on Sunday, May 20, at 2:30 P.M.

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Event Details—
 
When:  Sunday, May 20, 2012, at 2:30 P.M.
Where:  In front of the Iranian Interest Section in Washington, D.C. located at 2209 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Why:  Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has been sentenced to death in Iran for his refusal to renounce his Christian faith and embrace Islam. He has now been in prison for 950 days.
The event will also be carried live on the computer via ustream.tv. Members of Pastor Nadarkhani’s church will be watching in Iran via www.ustream.tv/channel/reabhloid.
Participants will call for the free nations of the world to keep the pressure on Iran to embrace human rights and religious freedom and demand that Pastor Nadarkhani be immediately released and continue to pray for the Nadarkhani family and the church in Iran.
 Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, states:
“We are gathering outside of the Iranian Interests Section to pray and ask God for the safety and immediate release of Pastor Nadarkhani. We are standing as a public and prophetic witness in front of the Interest Section to show our solidarity for Pastor Nadarkhani, his family, and all our dear brothers and sisters who are persecuted around the world for their faith.
“We are also praying that Iran embrace religious freedom for all and move away from a government that crushes human rights and the free expression of faith.”
Jordan Sekulow, Executive Director of the American Center for Law and Justice, adds:
“We cannot and should not stop working to secure Pastor Youcef’s immediate and unconditional release. At the American Center for Law and Justice, we are doing all we can in this country and abroad to secure his freedom.
“We continue to pray for Pastor Youcef and all of those who face persecution because of their Christian faith.”