Sunday, November 29, 2009

Five for Fred - Please Donate!


Five for Fred is asking its supporters to spread awareness and donate $5.00 (the priceof a latte + tip) to help with Fred's costly legal battle. He's a citizen activist fighting against a team of high-priced lawyers from the National Organization for Marriage and the Christian Right legal organization, the Alliance Defense Fund. They want to silence him.

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  1. Fred filed complaints in California and Maine with their State Ethics Commissions that have led to investigations of the Mormon Church and NOM!
  2. The National Organization for Marriage and their team of lawyers has subpoenaed Fred, trying to destroy and silence him.
  3. Please donate $5.00 right now and spread the word about Fred’s legal battle. He needs our help.
  4. The fight for equal rights is now. Plese give to Fred's Legal Defense Fund.
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From JMG

Los Angeles Times Condemns The Manhattan Declaration

In an editorial published yesterday, the Los Angeles Times strongly condemned the anti-gay Manhattan Declaration, calling it "irresponsible and dangerous" and warning that the document may embolden anti-abortion terrorists.
The impression left is that the legal environment in which churches must operate is reminiscent of the Roman Empire that threw Christians to the lions. Never mind that advocates of same-sex civil marriage and legal abortion have made significant concessions to believers or that religious groups have recourse to courts, which have aggressively protected the free exercise of religion guaranteed by the 1st Amendment. In 1993, Congress passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, exempting believers in some cases from having to comply with applicable laws.

This apocalyptic argument for lawbreaking is disingenuous, but it is also dangerous. Did the Roman Catholic bishops who signed the manifesto consider how their endorsement of lawbreaking in a higher cause might embolden the antiabortion terrorists they claim to condemn? Did they stop to think that, by reserving the right to resist laws they don't like, they forfeit the authority to intervene in the enactment of those laws, as they have done in the congressional debate over healthcare reform? They need to be reminded that this is a nation of laws, not of men -- even holy men.
Meanwhile Bill O'Reilly complains on Townhall that the "secular media" has given the Manhattan Declaration little attention and wonders "are people of faith as upset as some of their leadership with the secularism of America?"

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courtesy of JMG