Monday, March 21, 2016

Family Research Council fundraises by lying about Kim Davis controversy

Family Research Council tell lies to make the money.

In its desire to fundraise, the anti-gay hate group the Family Research Council will tell any lie to make the money, no matter how demonstrably transparent the lie may be.

I received an email request from FRC loaded with lurid accusations against the Obama Administration of supposedly discriminating against Christians who feel that homosexuality is a sin (because not all Christians feel this way, no matter what the religious right says) and thereby robbing them of their "religious liberty."

"I am a man of faith and believe deeply in religious freedom, but . . ."

These words were recently spoken by President Barack Obama in an interview with an LGBT (Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender) magazine.

And when he said "but" he meant: You have religious freedom UNLESS you openly express your belief in biblical truth about marriage, family, and sexuality.

If you refuse to DENY your biblical beliefs—then you'll be PUNISHED.

Am I being too severe? Read what he said next: " . . . but at the end of the day, nobody is above the rule of law."

By "nobody," President Obama means you, your family, your church members, and other Christians.

Kim Davis
Then came the money paragraph, and by that I mean the center argument in the FRC letter almost guaranteed to make money jump out of the reader's pocket and into FRC's bank account on its own accord. Usually the money involves an anecdote. Instead of junk science or cherry-picked science designed to give a false impression of how "dangerous" homosexuality is, FRC has moved to giving "examples" of how certain Christians have been supposedly "persecuted" because of their faith. Usually these examples omit certain pertinent facts which refute the narrative FRC attempts to push.

But in today's letter, FRC really went all out by telling a jawdropping lie:

Ask Kim Davis.

She was the Christian county clerk who went to jail for asserting her legal right not to issue a same-sex marriage license with her name on it, because it so flagrantly violated her freedom of religious conscience.

Instead of finding someone else to give the license, the government threw Kim in jail!

To answer both of your questions, the above paragraph is NOT a typo and you aren't in the Twilight Zone. FRC is falsely claiming that Kim Davis had a legal right to deny same-sex couples marriage licenses.

Of course those of us with good sense or even a quarter of sense God gave a goose know that FRC's claim is inaccurate and any claims that it's merely the opinion of the organization would be yet another lie.

At the time of her arrest in September of last year, Davis HAD NO legal rights to not issue marriage licenses.That is why she was thrown in jail. She refused to follow a judge's order to grant issue those marriage licenses:
Kim Davis, a clerk in Rowan County, was found in contempt of court on Thursday morning by Judge David Bunning. Davis has said granting marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples would "violate God's definition of marriage" and infringe on her personal beliefs as an Apostolic Christian. Bunning said Davis would be released only when she agreed to follow his order and issue marriage licenses.

 . . . "God's moral law conflicts with my job duties," Davis told the judge. "You can't be separated from something that's in your heart and in your soul.

But Bunning was unconvinced. "I myself have genuinely held religious beliefs," the judge later said, but "I took an oath." 

 In December, newly elected Kentucky Gov. Mat Bevin issued an executive order removing county clerks' names from marriage licenses, but that was a result of the controversy involving Davis and not because her rights were violated in any manner.

In telling this outlandish lie, the Family Research Council has proven once again that the rights of Christians who believe that homosexuality is a sin is not under attack, but the words "faith," "morality," and "religious liberty" are being held hostage by charlatans who don't care how transparent their lies are.

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Erica Cook said...

Well, at least they admit that they want to be above the law.

John Powell said...

Not in these words, but, I was taught there passages in the Bible that state that one should follow local laws? At least that is the interpretation; until it becomes inconvenient.