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    by Gina Burgess

Getting GLAD against Catholic beliefs
Date Posted: February 2, 2014

(I feel so strongly about this I've posted this on my blog also. Please forgive the repetition.)

Here is another case of Satan using laws of the land against biblical belief in biblical principles.

In a note from Tony Perkins where he highlights the battle occurring in Massachusetts over a homosexual male teaching in an all girls Catholic academy. He applied. Got the job. Then when school officials noticed that this man listed his spouse as his homosexual partner as the one to call in an emergency, they called him in and rescinded the job offer.

Catholics have long been proponents of marriage between male and female. They have long and forever stated that homosexuality is a sin.

Girls going to a Catholic school are there because parents of these girls desire their children to be raised with Catholic ideals, Catholic morals, and Catholic standards of lifestyles.

The Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) are outraged that this man lost his Christian oriented job because of his chosen sinful lifestyle (of course they do not see it that way).

From Tony Perkin's Letter:

"Religiously-affiliated entities do not have a free pass to do as they please in how they treat employees," GLAD insisted. Other liberals piled on, arguing that Barrett wouldn't have been working in the classroom, imposing his agenda on the students. But imagine how confusing it would be to walk out of the classroom, where they're learning about the church's teachings, only to be confronted with a school employee living a way that contradicts the beliefs they were just taught? How do children process that?

The driving point for GLAD is that the school is open to everyone. They say religion is not part of the job.

What kind of logic is that, pray tell? It is a Catholic school. That is the same as saying I can work at a bank all day, and defraud and steal from people in my spare time. How could you trust someone like that? That would be like a drunkard sobering up for an AA meeting then getting drunk right after it.

I heard a prosecutor say that criminals are mostly stupid. If you've watched any of those Caught on Tape shows, you know what she's saying is true. The problem is that Satan-driven agendas are not stupid. These are incredibly crafty and astonishingly logical. But, when we Christians do not lean on God's logic and God's craftiness to fight these kinds of battles, we lose.

Here's the clincher. Do a bit of research on the Census Bureau's website. See how many practicing gay/lesbian people there are in the U.S. I'll tell you. It is less than 1% . Read Tim Drake's research if you don't believe me. The number of households in the U.S. that are homosexual is approximately .55%. To put it in even better perspective, the number of homosexuals in the U.S. is less than .01%.

Why are we allowing this minute portion of our society ruin our lives, our morals, and pervert our children? Why are we allowing this squeaky wheel determine the path our country takes?

We allowed one woman to dictate to the entire country about prayer in school. Now, because Christians in some states are electing namby-pamby legislative officials who won't stand against the homosexual agenda, we are being lured down the yellow-brick road of vile deception.

Seriously, Christians have a responsibility to be vocal about biblical principles, and to remind those legislative officials that they work for us to represent us in our desires and morals. The adage penned by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, "The pen is mightier than the sword," is true. When the Democrat representative for Louisiana had to keep defending his votes to the Democrat party, he finally switched to Republican. His constituents were letting him know in no uncertain terms how they wanted him to vote--so, he did so. That led to him basically switching sides.

There is no reason such a small portion of our population should have such a huge say in how we think, except for the mechanizations of one individual: Satan. He is working hard to trip us up. He laughs when we fall on our face. Just once I would like to see him thwarted.

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Biography Information:
Gina Burgess has taught Sunday School and Discipleship Training for almost three decades. (Don't tell her that makes her old.) She earned her Master's in Communication in 2013.

She is the author of several books including: When Christians Hurt Christians, The Crowns of the Believers and others available in online bookstores. She authors several columns, using her God-given talent to shine a light in a dark world. You can browse her blog at Refreshment In Refuge.

If you'd like to take a look at some Christian fiction and Christian non-fiction book reviews before the books hit the book store shelves, check out Gina's book reviews at Upon Reflection

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