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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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IRD: Lord's Resistance Army Not Christian

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2011  — Guerilla fighters accused of atrocities in northern Uganda and South Sudan are not a legitimate Christian group, according to an official with the Institute on Religion and Democracy (IRD).

The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) operates in Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, and the Central African Republic. Raids by the group on remote locations forcibly take food, money, or people who are subsequently enslaved.

Faith J.H. McDonnell is co-author with Grace Akallo of “Girl Soldier: A Story of Hope for Northern Uganda’s Children,” which tells the true story of child abduction and forced conscription into the LRA. Churches and aid organizations have worked to alleviate suffering caused by LRA attacks on villages. United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has essentially named the LRA’s detainment of children as trafficking.

McDonnell’s comments follow an October 14 radio broadcast by commentator Rush Limbaugh in which he stated that the “Lord’s Resistance Army are Christians. They are fighting the Muslims in Sudan. And [President] Obama has sent troops, United States troops to remove them from the battlefield, which means kill them.”

IRD Religious Liberty Program Director Faith J.H. McDonnell commented:

“The LRA has been a destabilizing influence across a swath of central Africa for years, leaving abduction, rape, maiming, and murder of civilians, including children, in their bloody wake. Whatever political goals they may have originally espoused, they now exist to perpetuate their own power.

“Christians and people of good will across the political spectrum have labored for years to heal central Africa from the damage inflicted by the LRA. Recent statements that this is a Christian group are woefully misinformed.

“The LRA rebels are notorious for kidnapping children and forcing them to become rebel fighters or concubines. Their legacy has been over a half-million people in Uganda displaced by the fighting and living in temporary camps.”