Monday, October 20, 2014

Pennsylvania Pol Compares Gays to Islamists, Atheists, Communists and Marxists

Sam Roher
Sam Roher
According to Sam Roher in Charisma News (of course):
While their intentions and goals are different, the extreme tactics and messaging of Islam, Communism/Marxism/atheism and the well-organized, well-funded homosexual agenda have frightening similarities: all demand agreement with them, or else. This is where political correctness and forsaking God has brought this nation. It's time that all those who would not subscribe to the ideologies of these three groups stand together, or we will hang separately.
This was in reference to the subpoenas served on Houston pastors by the lawyers representing the city of Houston which is a defendant in a lawsuit.
Sam Roher was member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for a number of years (ending in 2010). He has been an unsuccessful candidate for the governor of his state in 2010 and US Senate in 2012, losing both times to his Republican primary opponents. He was a state director for Americans for Prosperity and is now president of the Pennsylvania Pastors' Network which is a project of Let Freedom Ring. Americans for Prosperity and Let Freedom Ring are both Tea Party stem winders.
I have no idea who is going to ”hang” and neither does Mr. Roher. That's just mindless TP rhetoric. We have seen this ”agree with them or else” theme used frequently. I have written more than enough on the Houston Hoax. Both of those pieces open in a new tab if you need to acquaint yourself with the specifics. However, what is going on in Houston is the defense of a lawsuit. It has nothing to do with seeking anyone's approval or agreement over, or with, anything. What is really going on in Houston is Christianist resentment that the mayor is a lesbian.

Gay activism doesn't seek approval or agreement. What we have been saying for years is that whether you approve of us or not, we are entitled to equal protection under law and due process. In fact we pretty much go out of our way to state that we neither seek nor require anyone's approval.

Roher continues:
While the issue in this case is homosexuality, the underlying philosophy of thought policing is exactly the same as what we see with Islamic Sharia law. In each case, dissent is not permissible. This is yet another reason Sharia law is incompatible with our U.S. Constitution. Under our Constitution, religious leaders are free to teach against Christianity, but Sharia law would mean pastors would be targeted for preaching Christ. And already, this is happening, as pastors are facing pressure by groups who have their own extreme agendas.
This matter has little to do with sexual orientation. At issue is whether or not opponent's of Houston's non-discrimination ordinance provided enough valid signatures to put the matter on the ballot. Of course the underlying issue is the fact that Houston's mayor is a lesbian. The basic premise is that every action by the city is part of the Homosexual Agenda™. Thought policing? Sharia law? Pastors targeted? What on earth is this guy talking about? More mindless Tea Party drivel that these idiots just regurgitate on command.  The Charisma article goes on to say:
How long will it be, Rohrer asked, before pastors will be quieted about educating their churches on the dangers of the infiltration of Islam and Sharia Law in America? One pastor was already censored in August when his videotaped sermon on ISIS was removed from YouTube and his account was frozen. YouTube has since reversed its ban on Pastor Daniel Ausbun of First Baptist Church in Moreland, Georgia, and his account is live again.
Nobody seems to have ever quieted Westboro Baptist Church and they still have their tax exemption. So does “International Burn-a-Koran Day” Dove World Outreach Church led by Terry Jones. The fact that a private company (Google, owner of YouTube) decides that material is not within their acceptable use policy has nothing to do with censorship.

Mr. Roher is shameless. He is just an ignorant crackpot but he does get ink and, sadly, he does have a constituency.

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