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Old 04-08-2009, 12:21 AM
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Obama appoints open homosexual to faith-based office

Jim Brown and Jody Brown - OneNewsNow - 4/7/2009 8:00:00 AM

The head of a conservative activist group says President Obama's appointment of a leading homosexual activist to his faith-based council is an ominous sign that he may enforce a "pro-homosexuality orthodoxy" on religious groups receiving federal funds, which is itself a form of bigotry.

Barack Obama has appointed outspoken homosexual activist Harry Knox to the White House Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Knox, who is the director of the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) Religion and Faith program, will serve a one-year term on the 25-member Council.

Two years ago during an appearance on MSNBC, Knox argued that scientific evidence supports the notion that certain people are born homosexuals. "What's clear from our experience and from science is that being gay or lesbian is an immutable, unchangeable gift from God -- one for which I'm very grateful," he said. According to the HRC website, Knox is a former licensed pastor of a United Methodist Church in Georgia, and was denied ordination because of his sexual orientation.

Last month, Knox was critical of Pope Benedict's statement that condom usage increases HIV infections. That stance, said Knox, "is hurting people in the name of Jesus." He has also referred to "lesbian and gay" ministerial candidates as "gifted ministers."

HRC cites Knox as "instrumental in creating a national network for 22 progressive state clergy coalitions" across the U.S. But Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, says the HRC staff member is at the forefront of a movement that seeks to rewrite the Bible to support homosexuality.

"Harry Knox is part of an organization which is fundamentally bigoted against Christians and promotes the exclusion of Christians from various fora," he contends. "For example, Human Rights Campaign used its influence to kick me off a diversity panel that I was supposed to be part of on dealing with faith and controversial issues, including homosexuality."

While the HRC staffer claims he "will support the president in living up to his promise that government has no place in funding bigotry against any group of people," LaBarbera says Knox will be "using his influence to keep Christians out of government-funded programs."

Obama established his faith-based office by executive order on February 5, 2009. That office is headed up by Joshua Dubois (see related story).

Dungy says no

Meanwhile, The Associated Press is reporting that former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy has declined an invitation to serve on an advisory council to the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

Dungy, an evangelical Christian, supported efforts in Indiana to protect traditional marriage in 2007, prompting criticism from liberal groups last week when the invitation was made public. National Public Radio quotes author Sarah Posner, who says Obama's needs to "balance out" the make-up of the council instead of appointing "another evangelical who is opposed to gay marriage" -- a reference to Dungy. To accomplish that, she recommends the president appoint individuals with a different faith perspective that supports same-sex marriage and abortion. Posner defines such individuals as "progressive."


A White House spokesman says Dungy cited scheduling conflicts in declining to serve on the council.
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Old 04-08-2009, 12:25 AM
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Old 04-08-2009, 12:40 AM
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Since it was half politics half religious I questioned weather to put it in politics.
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I think it's becoming very clear that Obama is waging a war against Christianity in America.
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I think it's becoming very clear that Obama is waging a war against Christianity in America.
And do you wonder why more people than ever before sensed something deeply sinister about this man from the get-go?

BTW, watch that video I posted about back conservatives for more insight into Obama.
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I think it's becoming very clear that Obama is waging a war against Christianity in America.
well that was obvious from jump
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"...a gift from God"

NOT!

I think GOD was very CLEAR about homosexuality.

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Old 04-08-2009, 03:58 AM
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argued that scientific evidence supports the notion that certain people are born homosexuals. "What's clear from our experience and from science is that being gay or lesbian is an immutable, unchangeable gift from God
This is just a sickening distortion of the truth. There is absolutely ZERO reliable scientific evidence to support the idea that homosexuals are born that way. However, in typical liberal fashion, when you have no facts to support your claim, then lie through your teeth and hope that the audience is stupid enough to believe you.
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This is just a sickening distortion of the truth. There is absolutely ZERO reliable scientific evidence to support the idea that homosexuals are born that way. However, in typical liberal fashion, when you have no facts to support your claim, then lie through your teeth and hope that the audience is stupid enough to believe you.
http://allpsych.com/journal/homosexuality.html

Actually, if you read and do some research, you will find that there is some reliable scientific evidence to support the idea that they are born that way. It may take some reading to find the evidence, but it is out there for those who are willing to take the time.

I would post some more links as I have found numerous, but haven't had the time in the past few minutes to read through the plethora of them that I have found, and don't wish to provide information that I haven't verified or actually read through. I've been burned before because of this, and don't wish to provide false information if possible.
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Old 04-08-2009, 05:13 AM
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And do you wonder why more people than ever before sensed something deeply sinister about this man from the get-go?

BTW, watch that video I posted about back conservatives for more insight into Obama.

I watched the video as much as I could before it made me ill. Yeah, he's a real great person to listen to......NOT! It was interesting though, so I'll give you credit for that, though I would like the time back if at all possible.
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