Eureka: Christmas Eve, 2011, Priests are AIDS Carriers
In accord with the Word of God, Iran executes it's homosexuals
AS THIS PUTATIVE CHRISTIAN NATION PROMOTES THEM
BLASPHEMY AGAINST YAHWEH (GOD)
The Baptist and Methodist Churches axed churches which performed sodomite marriages.
The Catholic Church may be driven to bankruptcy for condoning sodomy.
Congress voted 362 for Boy Scouts and 12 for sodomites but our judges continued to try to "legalize" sodomy from the bench.
Thirty five states passed anti-sodomy laws by margins up 56% to 86%:
As the Gallup Organization was the only polling organization to continue to report that only 44% opposed sodomy laws.
As New Yorkers remained twice as likely as the average citizen to condone sodomy.
As the jewsmedia LIED and claimed that Americans condone sodomy, real jurors gave a sodomite a life sentence plus 108 years in prison).
Two thirds of vote.com respondents OPPOSE the "Supreme Court" decision to legalize sodomy in Texas.
Sodomy is a greater public health risk than smoking or drunk driving.
Massachusetts Youth Behavior Survey: 74,000 high school boys victims of male RAPE.
Sodomy reduces the life expectancy of men by the equivalent of 2.7 million lives.
Jim Rudd: sodomy is a crime.
Graphic description of sodomy [warning, not for children].
Christians and sodomy.
Sodomy is a religious rather than a political issue.
Degenerate Degeneras canned.
Sodomite jew [though I repeat myself] Royce Buehler.
Most sodomites are jews.
Biblical history of the word "gay".
Sodomite Matthew Shepard.
Sodomized by his Minister, James Dean commits suicide.
By failing to heed public health warnings, sodomites risk extinction by their own behavior.
Thanks for voting, here are the results so far:
Should lesbians and single women have access to IVF?
There's nothing that reveals the zeal and ability of zionists to destroy this Christian nation more brilliantly than the battle between 'we the people' and our own politicians in their attempt to impose "legalized" sodomy on our youth, coupled with the ability and willingness of "polling organizations" and other jewish controlled "news sources" to misrepresent American public opinion. In 1991, where The General Social Survey showed that the percentage of Americans who viewed "gay sex as always wrong" was 71%, The Gallup Organization was reporting that only 48% believed homosexual relations should not be legal, a disconnect of serious proportions.
"On November 3, 1993, by a vote of 53.4% to 46.6%, the voters of the State of Colorado passed an initiated amendment to the Colorado Constitution referred to as Amendment 2. That amendment provides: No Protected Status Based on Homosexual, Lesbian, or Bisexual Orientation". The courts struck it down, in violation of the will of 'we the people', due mostly to advocacy work by non-credible and irresponsible "polling" and "news" organizations like Gallup, who reported at that time that only 48% of the people they polled "think homosexual relations between consenting adults should not be legal". More reputable polling organizations reported that "Seventy-four percent of Hawaii residents polled are opposed to same-sex marriage, and yet just four members of the Hawaii Senate were able to kill a constitutional amendment that had already passed the House of Representatives by a two-thirds majority. This action by four senators to prohibit Hawaii residents from voting has citizens outraged". This 26% disconnect between Gallup and reality was the beginning of the end for the credibility of formerly objective polling and news sources like Gallup.
The schism widened in 1996 when Gallup reported that opposition to legalizing sodomy was now down to 44%, yet "The federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) specifically states that the federal government will not recognize a same-sex relationship treated like a marriage. This means that, under the current law, parties to a civil union will not be able to qualify for any of the benefits and protections contained in the 1049 federal laws affecting the spousal relationship". "DOMA became Public Law 104-199 on September 21, 1996"
Encouraged by their previous failures, as most "liberals" always are, Gallup then reported in 1999 that opposition to legalized homosexual relations was down to a mere 43%. But that was less than one year after "The electorate of Hawaii voted on November 4, 1998 to amend the state constitution to permit the legislature to ban same-gender marriage, effectively ending the possibility that marriage will be granted to same-gender couples in that state." "69% of voters approved a ballot initiative which changed the state constitution to allow the legislature to restrict marriage to heterosexual couples", meaning that Gallup was now under-reporting opposition to legalized homosexual relations by 26%. Was Hawaii some remarkable exception to the norm? No. "In Alaska the case for same-sex unions was weaker, but still a threat to traditional marriage. In February a lower court determined that denying homosexuals the right to marry violated the Alaska constitution. In response, 68% of voters approved a measure which amended the state's constitution to limit marriage to one man, one woman". Gallup was again off by 25-26%, which in polling is much bigger than a mile.
False information from Gallup has now become legion. Their report that the percentage of voters who favored the legalization of homosexual relations was now up to 50% encouraged the "liberal" California court to attempt to attempt to legalize "gay marriages". Even a Field Poll conducted prior to the passage of Proposition 22 suggested that Gallup was not far off target, indicating that only 51% of Californians supported it. Yet with all of the misinformation and false information, with Gallup proclaiming from the rafters that opposition to legalized sodomy was down to 43%, 63% of California voters still gave common sense and Christian principles a landslide victory on March 7, 2000 and passed this ballot initiative to BAN such marriages. Vermont's courts attempted to do the same thing, and Vermont voters reacted by passing a similar initiative to ban same-sex marriages. In December 2000, "In Nebraska, unofficial election results indicate an anti-Gay ballot measure there passed by a margin of 70 percent to 30 percent among 640,310 voters. Initiative 416 calls for amending the state constitution so marriage is recognized only for heterosexual couples". "In Nevada, unofficial election results indicate 589,865 residents there voted on a proposed anti-Gay ballot measure and approved it by a margin of 69.4 percent to 30.5 percent. The measure sought to amend the state constitution so that only a marriage between a man and a woman is legally recognized in that state". "In Maine, the Human Rights Campaign supported the efforts of the YES on 6 for Equal Rights Campaign. Question 6 gave voters the opportunity to enact a law banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in employment, housing and public accommodations. If it had passed, it would have marked the first time that voters had passed a state law to protect lesbian, gay and bisexual people. Voters in Washington state rejected a similar initiative several years ago after the Legislature passed a measure requiring a ballot vote". The icing on the cake was in 2005 when 76% of the voters in Texas said not just NO, but ".ell NO" to sodomites with Proposition 2 (a proposition which the "news" media hardly wrote ten words about).
Again, Gallup was off by a mile. State after state after state proved that their biased sodomite polls under-represented opposition to "legalization of homosexual relations" by a minimum of 20%, all the way up to 27%.
Is Gallup "the gang that can't shoot straight", are they all faggots, or are they so intent on destroying the moral fiber of this Christian nation that they just can't permit a mere thing like facts to get in the way? As if though 35 state initiatives to ban "gay marriages" isn't enough to get the message across to these despicable "liberals", they then attempted to change the wording to "civil unions", JUST in order to attempt to side step the restriction on "gay marriages" implemented by 'we the people' in legitimate public mandates. Such weasel wording will be met with the same resolve that the immoral supporters of affirmative action met, no matter how disconnected from reality "polling organizations" like Gallup get.
None of the organizations which pride themselves on being objective pollsters were even close to reality. The Pascoe Poll showed 56% of voters opposed "gay marriages", which was the closest to reality, but no state's initiative passed by less than 63% and the average was closer to 70%. Environics poll was even further off the mark than Gallup, and actual public opinion against legalized sodomy exceeded Gallup's estimate by almost two thirds.
Is it really this difficult to get more accurate polling results than this? Absolutely not. NORC managed to break down American public opinion by all kinds of racial, age, and sex categories several decades ago, and even now their results were the closest to the actual vote counts in state after state. Has public opinion changed since NORC conducted their survey in 1985-1989? Not according to REAL people going to REAL poll booths and creating LANDSLIDE VICTORIES against sodomites and the amoral crew who support them. Their survey showed that 69-70% of the voting age group between 25 to 44 opposed same sex relationships, which is exactly how the voters of each state voted.
DOMA became Public Law 104-199 on September 21, 1996.
35 states have marriage recognition statutes.
Focus On The Family reports 35 states have already passed DOMA laws.
Even Liberals at ABC News report that "The drive for gay marriage has prompted a clear backlash. The federal government and 30 states have adopted laws to ensure they will not have to recognize same-sex unions."
The even more More Liberal Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance Reports "As of early 2002, about 25 states have enacted 'Defense of Marriage Acts' (DOMAs) that ban same-sex marriage. Another six have similar legislation pending. During 2000-MAR, 61% of California voters supported Proposition 22, which defined marriage as being restricted to between one man and one woman."
Three quarters of Texans give sodomites the BOOT!!!
CNN: 86% of Mississippi voters ban gay marriage.
53.4% of Colorado voters ban gay marriage with Amendment 1.
61% of New York Senators Ban Gay Marriage.
69% of Hawaii voters ban gay marriage.
68% of Alaska voters ban gay marriage.
63% of California voters ban gay marriage with Proposition 22.
Vermont voters kick out politicians who supported gay marriage and banned them with an initiative.
70% of Nebraska voters ban gay marriage with Initiative 416.
69.4% o Nevada voters ban gay marriage with a constitutional amendment.
Voters in Maine rejected Question 6 which would have legalized gay marriage.
"The Maine Legislature previously approved gay marriage but voters
rejected it in a 2009 vote by
6 percentage points.
Thursday's announcement came as no surprise to national gay-rights leaders who anticipated that the Maine vote would move forward. Maine is the only state in New England that doesn't allow gay marriage or civil unions."
76% of Texas voters passed Proposition 2 to ban gay marriage.
61% of North Carolina voters BAN gay marriage with Proposition 1 on May 7, 2012
"Voters approved the amendment by a 61%-39% margin with all counties reporting, according to unofficial returns from the State Board of Elections."
The WorldnetDaily poll confirmed that less than 6% think gays should be included in the GOP, and less than 1% favor "gay" marriages.
The Be Counted poll confirmed that only 9% believe that "homosexual" marriages [read: sodomy] should be given the same legal standing as heterosexual marriages".
The General Social Survey reports that 71% believe that "gay sex is always wrong", up from only 67% in 1977.
The Statistical Handbook of the American Family: 86% believe that sodomy is "always wrong" or "almost always wrong".
Fathers' Manifesto survey of women who lie: 70% oppose legalization of sodomy.
New York Magazine: 66% OPPOSE the legalization of sodomite "marriages".
Two thirds of Californians vote to BAN sodomy.
Two thirds of Hawaiian and Alaskan voters ban sodomite "marriages", the only two states in which courts have held that same-sex couples have a right to "marry," voters in both states in November overwhelmingly passed state constitutional amendments to reserve the legal status of marriage to unions between one man and one woman.
Vermont lawmakers who supported sodomy get the BIG FAT BOOT!!
Field Poll: 55% favor initiatives to BAN sodomy.
Vote.com: 53% favor an Constitutional Amendment to BAN "gay marriages" [read: illegal, amoral, and sinful sodomy], and 68% oppose "gay marriages".
Howard W. Odum Survey: 71.6% in Kentucky oppose legalization of sodomy.
Pascoe Poll: only a third of Vermont's voters want sodomy "legalized".
Harris Poll: 83% oppose same-sex marriage.
Vote.com: 72% oppose same sex marriage.
Decision Research: claims only 49% of California voters oppose "same-sex marriages" YET 62% of voters passed Proposition 22 to BAN gay marriage.
Salvation Army rescinds "domestic partner benefits".
Churches give sodomites the boot.
The biased Gallup Organization asked the wrong question and got the "right" answer: 83% believe sodomites should have "equal rights".
Gay forum: only 48% of gays want to boycott the Salvation Army for upholding Christian principles.
Only 40% of Canadians agree "gay marriages" should be recognized.
Only 28% of Canadians want to let sodomites into the ministry.
"a 1988 survey of first-year college students under 25 indicated that 98% were heterosexual; 1% bisexual; and 1% homosexual. (Source: King, et al. Canada, Youth and AIDS Study, Kingston, Ontario: Queen's University.)"
PRINCETON, NJ -- The percentage of U.S. adults who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) ranges from 1.7% in North Dakota to 5.1% in Hawaii and 10% in the District of Columbia, according to Gallup surveys conducted from June-December 2012. Residents in the District of Columbia were most likely to identify as LGBT (10%). Among states, the highest percentage was in Hawaii (5.1%) and the lowest in North Dakota (1.7%), but all states are within two percentage points of the nationwide average of 3.5%.
Only 10% believes that it is "not wrong at all". Only 1% profess to be "gay", and 3% of those who have committed sodomy report that it was "against their will". The Gallup Organization reveals the left wing [read: jewish] agenda of that organization when, rather than asking whether or not existing laws against sodomy should be upheld or whether or not Christians who follow the Holy Bible have a right to free exercise of religion, asked:
As you may know, there has been considerable discussion in the news regarding the rights of homosexual men and women. In general, do you think homosexuals should or should not have equal rights in terms of job opportunities? http://www.gallup.com/poll/Indicators/indhomosexual.asp
Phrasing this as a question of "rights" in the work place is patently dishonest, but even so an increase from 56% to 83% on this question is not a good sign. One of their other polls of parents about their children's schools found that 61% oppose "Teaching homosexuality as an alternative lifestyle" which is only slightly more honest, but far more in conformance with more respectable opinion sources like "The Statistical Handbook on the American Family" which found that 70% believe homosexuality is wrong. But the final proof that Gallup is an advocacy organization rather than an objective polling organization is the following title to their March 10, 1999 poll on sodomy:
"Some Change Over Time in American Attitudes towards
Homosexuality, but Negativity Remains"
To the 70-83% of Americans who oppose the legalization of sodomy, it cannot be considered "negativity" to uphold existing laws against sodomy, particularly when sodomites have a 30 year shorter life expectancy than normal people, and when our public "schools" (which must be banned) have become bastions to promote sodomy.
Main Entry: sod�omy
Etymology: Middle English, from Old French sodomie, from Late Latin Sodoma Sodom; from the homosexual proclivities of the men of the city in Gen 19:1-11
Date: 13th century
1 : copulation with a member of the same sex or with an animal
2 : noncoital and especially anal or oral copulation with a member of the opposite sex
- sod�om�it�ic /"s�-d&-'mi-tik/ or sod�om�it�i�cal /-ti-k&l/ adjective
The "Gaying" of America
By Chuck Baldwin
March 20, 2001
A recent Reuters report declared, "More Americans Having Gay Sex, Study
Shows." The article stated, "Positive media images of gay life - like hit TV
shows 'Ellen' and 'Will and Grace' - may be helping spur an increase in gay
sexual activity among Americans, a new study suggests. A national survey has
found the percentage of US women who say they recently had gay sex has
increased 15-fold from 1988 to 1998, with rates among American men doubling
over the same period."
There is no "may be" about it: America has become a breeding ground for
aberrant sexual behavior. Homosexuality currently enjoys social acceptance
not seen since the days of Sodom and Gomorrah, or Pompeii. And there is
nothing on the horizon that suggests that the trend will deescalate anytime
The current generation of school children is being taught that sexual
perversion is normal, even healthy. Sodomy is not only acceptable; it is
fashionable. Many health "experts" today promote lesbianism as a means of
preventing unwed motherhood and teen pregnancy. They even suggest that
lesbian sex protects girls from acquiring Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD
's). Sex educators today promote the concept that homosexuals are born that
way and, therefore, the only way one can know for sure if they are gay or
not is to experiment with homosexuality.
Even our "conservative" Republican President has given an openly gay
activist a White House office. And rather than returning our military to the
pre-Clinton policies (policies that had been in place since George
Washington was Commander in Chief of our armed forces) that excluded
sodomites from military service, President Bush just last week declared that
his administration would "crack down" on homosexual "harassment" in the
It is also more than interesting that the man whom Bush selected to be our
ambassador to Canada is a man who superintended over one of America's most
liberal sex education programs, Massachusetts Governor, Paul Cellucci. Under
Cellucci's leadership, the state sex education program actually taught
14-year old children how to engage in homosexual sex. But by today's
standards of tolerance and diversity, this is hardly considered
inappropriate, even by "conservatives."
Adding to the politically correct acceptance of homosexuality is the fact
that many governmental agencies and major corporations offer insurance
benefits to these same-sex fornicators, thereby giving them the cultural
approbation that heretofore had been reserved for married couples. It is
also common for courts to routinely grant child custody to homosexuals. And
even many mainline Protestant churches perform same-sex "union" ceremonies,
trying to give the appearance of divine acceptance.
However, if history teaches us anything, it teaches us that any nation or
society that fully embraces aberrant sexual behavior has entered its final
days of existence. From the Canaanites to the Roman Empire, every culture
that openly accepted homosexuality has been destroyed. The United States
will not be the exception.
America will not be preserved by tax cuts or lower interest rates, but by a
national recommitment to the great moral principles given by God. In the
final analysis, America will be judged not by her politics or commercial
enterprise, but by her faith and fidelity.
What the Bible says about Queers, in God's own Words
Romans 1:24-27 / Lev 20:13 / Lev 18:22 / 1Cor 6:9,10 / Deut 23:18 / 1Kings 14:24 / 1Kings 15:12 / Deut 22:5 / Gen 19, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah / Romans 1:24-27 :
Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their earts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies to one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator--who is forever praised. Amen. Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lust. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abondoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penality for their perversion.
Lev 20:13 : If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is destestable. They must be put to death, their blood will be on their own heads.
Lev 18:22 : Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman, that is detestable.
1Cor 6:9,10 : Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
Deut 23:18 : You must not bring the earnings of a female prostitute nor a male prostitute into the house of the Lord to pay any vow, because the Lord your God detest them both.
1Kings 14:24 : There were even male shrine prostitutes in the land; the people engaged in all the detestable practices of the nations of Lord had driven out before the Israelities.
1Kings 15:12 : He expelled the male shrine prostitutes from the land and got rid of all the idols his fathers had made.
Deut 22:5 : A woman must not wear men's clothing, nor a man wear women's clothing, for the Lord your God detests anyone who does this.
Gen 19:1-11,24-29 : The Destruction of Sodom and Gomarrah The two angels arrived at Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of the city. When he saw them, he got up to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground. "My Lords," he said "please turn aside to your servant's house. You can wash your feet and spend the night and then go on your way early in the morning." "No," they answered, "we will spend the night in the square" But he insisted so strongly that they did go with im and entered his house. He prepared a meal for them, baking bread without yeast, and they ate. Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom - both young and old - surrounded the house. They called to Lot, "Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them." Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him and said, "No, my friends. Don't do this wicked thing. Look, I have two daughters who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what you like with them. But don't do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof." "Get out of our way," they replied. And they said, "This fellow came here as an alien, and now he wants to play the judge! We'll treat you worse than them." They kept bringing pressure on Lot and moved forward to break down the door. But the men inside resached out and pulled Lot back into the house and shut the door. Then they struck the men who were at the door of the house, young and old, with blindness so that they could not find the door.........(verse 24begins) Then the Lord rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah -- from the Lord out of the heavens. Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, including all those living in the cities -- and also the vegetation in the land. But Lot's wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt. Early the next morning Abraham got up and returned to the place where he had stood before the Lord. He looked down toward Sodom and Gomorrah, toward all the land of the plain, and he saw dense smoke rising from the land, like smoke from a furnance. So When God destoryed the cities of the plain, he remembered Abraham, and he brought Lot out of the catastrophe that overthrew the cities where Lot had lived.
California penal code on sodomy
286. (a) Sodomy is sexual conduct consisting of contact between the penis of one person and the anus of another person. Any sexual penetration, however slight, is sufficient to complete the crime of sodomy. (b) (1) Except as provided in Section 288, any person who participates in an act of sodomy with another person who is under 18 years of age shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison, or in a county jail for not more than one year. (2) Except as provided in Section 288, any person over the age of 21 years who participates in an act of sodomy with another person who is under 16 years of age shall be guilty of a felony. (c) (1) Any person who participates in an act of sodomy with another person who is under 14 years of age and more than 10 years younger than he or she shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for three, six, or eight years. (2) Any person who commits an act of sodomy when the act is accomplished against the victim's will by means of force, violence, duress, menace, or fear of immediate and unlawful bodily injury on the victim or another person shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for three, six, or eight years. (3) Any person whom commits an act of sodomy where the act is accomplished against the victim's will by threatening to retaliate in the future against the victim or any other person, and there is a reasonable possibility that the perpetrator will execute the threat shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for three, six, or eight years. (d) Any person who, while voluntarily acting in concert with another person, either personally or aiding and abetting that other person, commits an act of sodomy when the act is accomplished against the victim's will by means of force or fear of immediate and unlawful bodily injury on the victim or another person or where the act is accomplished against the victim's will by threatening to retaliate in the future against the victim or any other person, and there is a reasonable possibility that the perpetrator will execute the threat shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for five, seven, or nine years. (e) Any person who participates in an act of sodomy with any person of any age while confined in any state prison, as defined in Section 4504, or in any local detention facility, as defined in Section 6031.4, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison, or in a county jail for not more than one year. (f) Any person who commits an act of sodomy, and the victim is at the time unconscious of the nature of the act and this is known to the person committing the act, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for three, six, or eight years. As used in this subdivision, "unconscious of the nature of the act" means incapable of resisting because the victim meets one of the following conditions: (1) Was unconscious or asleep. (2) Was not aware, knowing, perceiving, or cognizant that the act occurred. (3) Was not aware, knowing, perceiving, or cognizant of the essential characteristics of the act due to the perpetrator's fraud in fact. (g) Except as provided in subdivision (h), a person who commits an act of sodomy, and the victim is at the time incapable, because of a mental disorder or developmental or physical disability, of giving legal consent, and this is known or reasonably should be known to the person committing the act, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for three, six, or eight years. Notwithstanding the existence of a conservatorship pursuant to the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act (Part 1 (commencing with Section 5000) of Division 5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code), the prosecuting attorney shall prove, as an element of the crime, that a mental disorder or developmental or physical disability rendered the alleged victim incapable of giving consent. (h) Any person who commits an act of sodomy, and the victim is at the time incapable, because of a mental disorder or developmental or physical disability, of giving legal consent, and this is known or reasonably should be known to the person committing the act, and both the defendant and the victim are at the time confined in a state hospital for the care and treatment of the mentally disordered or in any other public or private facility for the care and treatment of the mentally disordered approved by a county mental health director, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison, or in a county jail for not more than one year. Notwithstanding the existence of a conservatorship pursuant to the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act (Part 1 (commencing with Section 5000) of Division 5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code), the prosecuting attorney shall prove, as an element of the crime, that a mental disorder or developmental or physical disability rendered the alleged victim incapable of giving legal consent. (i) Any person who commits an act of sodomy, where the victim is prevented from resisting by an intoxicating or anesthetic substance, or any controlled substance, and this condition was known, or reasonably should have been known by the accused, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for three, six, or eight years.
(j) Any person who commits an act of sodomy, where the victim submits under the belief that the person committing the act is the victim's spouse, and this belief is induced by any artifice, pretense, or concealment practiced by the accused, with intent to induce the belief, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for three, six, or eight years. (k) Any person who commits an act of sodomy, where the act is accomplished against the victim's will by threatening to use the authority of a public official to incarcerate, arrest, or deport the victim or another, and the victim has a reasonable belief that the perpetrator is a public official, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for three, six, or eight years. As used in this subdivision, "public official" means a person employed by a governmental agency who has the authority, as part of that position, to incarcerate, arrest, or deport another. The perpetrator does not actually have to be a public official. (l) As used in subdivisions (c) and (d), "threatening to retaliate" means a threat to kidnap or falsely imprison, or inflict extreme pain, serious bodily injury, or death. (m) In addition to any punishment imposed under this section, the judge may assess a fine not to exceed seventy dollars ($70) against any person who violates this section, with the proceeds of this fine to be used in accordance with Section 1463.23. The court, however, shall take into consideration the defendant's ability to pay, and no defendant shall be denied probation because of his or her inability to pay the fine permitted under this subdivision.
1Co 6:92228 Know ye1492 not3756 that3754 the unrighteous94 shall2816 0 not3756 inherit2816 the kingdom932 of God2316? Be4105 0 not3361 deceived4105: neither3777 fornicators4205, nor3777 idolaters1496, nor3777 adulterers3432, nor3777 effeminate3120, nor3777 abusers of themselves with mankind733,
(1Co 6:9)Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
(1Co 6:9)Or do you not know that unjust ones will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be led astray, neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor male prostitutes, nor homosexuals,
Strong's Concordance from Greek word 733 arsenokoites ar-sen-ok-oy'-tace from 730 and 2845; a sodomite:--abuser of (that defile) self with mankind. http://www.eliyah.com/cgi-bin/strongs.cgi?file=greeklexicon.txt&isindex=733
Strong's Concordance from Greek word 3120 malakos mal-ak-os' of uncertain affinity; soft, i.e. fine (clothing); figuratively, a catamite:--effeminate, soft. http://www.eliyah.com/cgi-bin/strongs.cgi?file=greeklexicon.txt&isindex=3120
Webster's New World Dictionary:
From The American Heritage�
Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Copyright � 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
[Latin catamtus, from Catamtus, Ganymede, from Etruscan Catmite, from Greek Ganumds.]
Any of various forms of sexual intercourse held to be unnatural or abnormal, especially anal intercourse or bestiality.
[Middle English sodomie, from Old French, from Sodome Sodom, from Latin Sodoma, from Greek, from Hebrew sdm.]
From: "flygrl572001" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <Ex_husband_now_my_slave@yahoogroups.com> Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2004 8:49 PM Subject: [Ex_husband_now_my_slave] Re: HOW DARE YOU
> > He just dares to tell the truth. By the way are you telling us they > > are half way become another Gay? So where all those carring Gay genes > > go? they are not from you, so they can't carry your gay genes. But As > > I said you are such a bad model for them and you just confirmed it. > By the way who many breaks you have in one flight? > > LOL - well if i am such a bad model for them, then watch out little > girls scouts - your leader is gay and now not only do I get to create > my OWN little gay girls, but I get to transform a whole troop of kids. > > how many breaks do I get in one flight? What do you mean? > > Susan
This was posted on another list and I think it is a classic skewer for those wishy washy namby pamby hanky wringing liberal foot stomping antinomian anti-Christs who have tolerated and even promoted this degeneracy in society for far too long. All/any names and source of this e-mail were removed for privacy reasons, per the prior expressed personal wishes of the author. Vaya Con Dios, Andy
03:28 PM 10/14/2004, wrote:
>Now, today, I am confused and bewildered about the whole homosexual issue.
Is this confusion due to the fact that a person seemed to be a better
person in your eyes after he was able to fulfill his desire to live as a
>It is FAR different when it hits job and family.
What's different? The sin or your toleration of the sin?
>Being Christian does not mean I condem my beloved family member. It means
>I love him and do not judge him. I accept him unconditionally and will
>NEVER try to change him.
What if your family member were a confessed murderer or pedophile? Would
you not judge that person? Do you think the love spoken of in the Bible is
dependant upon not judging?
>He used to be Christian and attended church faithfully. Then his 'church'
>him off when they found out he was gay. That was patently "UN" Christian.
Is it really? It seems that the man Paul spoke of in 1 Cor 5:1, who was
having illegitimate sex, was a faithful church attender in Corinth
also. But Paul demanded the church in Corinth put away that wicked person
(1 Cor 5:13). Was Paul being "UN" Christian?
>We as Christians are NOT to judge others.
What do you do with Christ saying to judge righteously (John 7:24)? Or
Paul's saying to: turn away from evil people (2 Tim 3:2-5), avoid those who
go contrary to doctrine (Rom 16:17), withdraw oneself from those that walk
not as he's been taught (2 Thes 3:6), have no company with one that refuses
to do as he was taught (2 Thes 3:14), count such a person as an enemy(2
Thes 3:7) and reject a person that refuses to repent of his sin (1 Tit
3:10)? Or John's admonition to not receive one that strays from the truth
(2 John 1:10)
>We are to love the person and hate the sin.
Where is that in the Scriptures? Do you think the Bible is wrong where it
says God hates those that live in sin (Psalms 5:5)?
> If I try to "change" him,
Do you really think you could change such a person?
>isn't that judging him as being wrong, sinful or an abomination?
Was Jesus, Paul and John wrong to say Christians should recognize evil
doers and avoid them? Does not John say if you even bid such a one God
speed you're a partaker in that persons sins (2 John 1:11)? Does not Paul
say to reprove those living in sin and to have no fellowship with them (Eph
>Never would I call someone I love an abomination.
Not even if God does?
>That is not for me to say as that is a judgment on my part.
How can you follow Christ's admonition to judge righteous judgment if you
don't judge? Do you not think that God has already made the judgment on
sins, e.g., homosexuality?
>NOW, I wonder just how homosexuality can be considered a "sin" by God.
You can't understand how a vice that does not beget children, ends
ancestral lineages, spreads diseases, is consumed with self gratification
and causes very early death is a sin? Remember the wages of sin is death
and the average male homosexual has about a 30 year less life span than a
heterosexual. The homosexual way of existing is a death style. It doesn't
continue bringing life into the world, spreads diseases that cause death
even to non-homosexuals (remember Kimberly Bergalis?) and shortens the
participants own life. God's Law is life (Pro 6:23), not death.
>God created all peoples and NONE are perfect.
That's right and they are commanded to repent regardless of how they say
they are born. Some pedophiles, alcoholics & murderers (serial killers)
say they were born that way. Do you believe just being born a certain way
negates what God labels as sin?
>In spite of what the scripture says, I have to wonder at a God who would
>call a physical act, an abomination,
Do you call murder an abomination? That's a physical act!
>IF it is done between two consenting adults.
So do you think it was OK for Jack Kevorkian to murder all those
> While I do think the homosexuality lifestyle is not conducive to a
> harmonious life, I now know of two separate instances where there are two
> homosexual couples who are happily committed to each other, long term,
> and without complication from being homosexual".
Does that make sin any less a sin? And how do you know this? They told
you or you heard it? Just because you think people are happy doing things
that God calls wrong, what does that prove? Didn't Christ say men love
darkness because their deeds are evil (John 3:19). Being happy in sin is
nothing new. The carnal mind is not subject to God's Law (Rom 8:7).
>The Christian in me recoils at homosexuality because I've been conditioned
>to regard it as revolting, by scripture.
Considering the make up of the male and female body and the purposes they
were created for, do you think same sex relationships are natural? If not,
can you say you don't recoil at the thought of homosexuality because of the
Law of God on your heart?
>The LOVE in me is blind, and refuses to see the "sin".
Perhaps you've been conditioned by the media to believe such a thing?
>I love the person anyway.
What is love?
>Is this not what Jesus wants us to do and be?
God's word said to love good and hate evil (Rom 12:9).
> Loving and non-judgmental?
Do you think these two conditions can co-exist per the Bible?
>Aren't we supposed to love our neighbor as we love ourselves?
Yes! That's what God told the Israelites (Lev 19:18) just before He told
them to put homosexuals to death (Lev 20:13).
Only if by "just nations" you mean "African". Laws regarding
sodomy between two males:
Mayrutania illegal; punishable by death
Nigeria illegal; punishable by death
Sudan illegal; punishable by death
Afghanistan illegal; punishable by death
Pakistan illegal; punishable by death
Iran illegal; punishable by death
Saudi Arabia illegal; punishable by death
United Arab Emirates illegal; punishable by death
Yemen illegal; punishable by death
However, examining some of the, um, blonder regions of the
Earth, we find:
Austria legal since 2002; male-male age of consent is 14.
Australia legal everywhere by Federal action since 1994;
age of male-male consent varies from 14 to 21.
Germany legal in W. Germany since 1969, East since 1989;
male-male age of consent is 14.
Iceland legal; male-male age of consent is 14.
Ireland legal since 1993; male-male age of consent is 17.
Norway legal since 1972; male-male age of consent is 16.
Sweden legal; male-male age of consent is 15.
Switzerland legal since 1992 (by national referendum);
male-male age of consent is 16.
What you IGNORE is that sodomy in these "blonder regions" which USED to be just nations was ILLEGAL for the 2,000 years prior to the time the JEWS got there and perverted the law. You also ignore that ALL crime rates in just nations which continued to UPHOLD GOD'S LAW, like Iran, Saudi Arabia, and UAE, are MUCH lower than ours, simply because they DO follow God's Law.
Our failure to uphold God's Law doesn't come from we the people--it comes from JEWS who Jesus WARNED weren't even people:
John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
John 8:48 Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?
Children of the devil are not people. Permitting jews to even BE here is a violation of God's Word and Jesus' commandment. OF COURSE permitting jews into the country would result in a resident of DC being FOUR HUNDRED TIMES [400X] MORE LIKELY TO BE MURDERED than a citizen of Saudia Arabia or Iran or Iraq or the UAE, with nary a sound byte.
So how do the jews in the "white" house "solve" the problem? THEY BOMB IRAQ TO RAISE THE CRIME RATE THERE, rather than reducing the crime rate HERE.
What should happen to "teachers" who "teach" our White children that sodomy is a "right"? Send 'em to Iraq and let nature take its course--which ALL just nations SHOULD do.
�It is now legal for gays and lesbians to marry every place in Canada. There is no residency requirement for Canadian marriage, but that does not mean a Canadian gay marriage will be recognized by other countries.
How to Get Married in Canada
�Sweden became the seventh country to legalize same-sex marriage on April 1, 2009. Marriage licenses for same-sex couples became available beginning May 1, 2009. Couples who are currently in civil partnership can chose to keep that status or have it amended to marriage.
�Norway became the sixth country to legalize same-sex marriage on May 11, 2008.
�Netherlands (Holland) has full marriage and registered partnership rights for same sex or opposite sex couples.
�Belgium in 2003 became the second country in the world to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry. Since 2006, gay and lesbian couples have been allowed to adopt children.
�Spain voted in June 2005 to extend full marriage rights to gay and lesbian citizens. The measure adds one sentence to existing Spanish marriage law: Marriage will have the same requirements and results when the two people entering into the contract are of the same sex or of different sexes.
�Portugal became the sixth European country to allow same-sex marriage with a law passed by parliament in January 2010 and signed by the president in May. Although same-sex marriage is now legal in Portugal, same-sex couples are not allowed to adopt children.
�Iceland began to allow same-sex marriage in June 2010.
�South Africa legalized gay marriage on November 30th, 2006. South Africa has one of the most inclusive constitutions in the world, calling for equal rights for gays and lesbians.
The United States
In the United States gays and lesbians can legally marry in [six states] New Hampshire, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, and Vermont, and Washington, DC.
�With the passage of Prop 8, gay and lesbian couples who were married between June and November 2008 are still legally married, but no new legal marriages can be performed in California.
Where can gays and lesbians get civil unions or domestic partnerships?
Mexico City, Mexico allows same-sex couples all the rights and responsibilities of marriage since March 2010, including the right to adopt children. By law, marriages entered into in Mexico City must be recognized elsewhere in the nation.
Argentina legalized same-sex marriage in July 2010.
The Patriot-News of Harrisburg (PennLive.com) has done yeoman's work covering the Penn State scandal. Sara Ganim, a reporter for the paper, has been the most dogged in ferreting out details, and her story today managed to get comments from the mothers of two of Jerry Sandusky's alleged sexual assault victims. Both women are understandably outraged at Penn State officials.
The first is the one whose son, identified in the summary of the grand jury indictment as Victim 1, came forward two years ago with the allegations that triggered the grand jury's investigation. The second is the mother of Victim 6, whose complaint led to an investigation by university and municipal police in 1998�an inquiry that resulted in no criminal charges against Sandusky. According to the grand jury summary, Victim 6's mother even spoke to Sandusky on two occasions while a pair of detectives eavesdropped. And it was during one of those conversations that Sandusky answered, "I don't think so ... maybe," when the mother asked him point-blank if he had touched her son's "private parts" in a shower.
The mother of Victim 1:
A few weeks before her son broke down and confessed to a principal at Central Mountain High School in Clinton County that he was being molested by Jerry Sandusky�a volunteer football coach at his high school�his mother began to suspect something was wrong.
First, it was because her son was acting out. When she grounded him, she said Sandusky demanded he be able to "take care of it."
"I said, �No way, he's my kid,'" she said.
Then, her son began asking her about an online database for "sex weirdos."
"You don't want to just accuse people of that," the mother said. "I called the school principal and the guidance counselor and said, if nothing else, he's taking my son out of classes. He's leaving the school with him. ... So I asked them to call him into the office and ask [my son] how he felt.
"They did call him to the office that day and I remember [the principal] was in tears and she said, �You need to come here right away.'"
Her son, then 15, broke down and told them what happened.
The mother of Victim 6:
When the mother confronted Sandusky, he said: "I understand. I was wrong. I wish I could get forgiveness. I know I won't get it from you. I wish I were dead," according the presentment from the grand jury.
An investigator for Children and Youth Services broke the news to the mother: It was all a big mistake, the mother said she was told. The police officer who investigated won't comment. Neither will the former police chief.
"Jerry Sandusky admitted to my face, he admitted it," the mother said. "He admitted that he lathered up my son they were naked and he bear-hugged him. If they would have done something about it in 1998, and then again in 2002�there was two chances they dropped the ball and I think they should all be held accountable."
Her son, she said, can't stop thinking about Victim One.
Another bizarre twist: Ray Gricar, the Centre County district attorney at the time of the 1998 investigation into Victim 6's allegations, has been missing since 2005 and was declared legally dead in July of this year. We may never know why Gricar did not press charges against Sandusky, despite Sandusky's admissions�per the grand jury report�that he had showered naked with the boy and hugged him. The hard drive from Gricar's computer turned up on the banks of the Susquehanna River six months after his disappearance, according to this story Ganim wrote three years ago, when she was still at the State College, Pa.-based Centre County Daily Times. Whatever was on that hard drive will forever be the subject of speculation now.
Ganim's story about the victims' mothers can be read in its entirety here. For an archive of all of her work on the scandal, go here. The Patriot-News also published a front-page editorial today calling for Joe Paterno and Penn State President Graham Spanier to step aside. That can be found here.
Mothers of two of Jerry Sandusky's alleged victims lash out at Penn State
officials' handling of scandal [PennLive]
Gricar hard drive yields no clues [Centre County Daily Times]
Judge asked to declare ex-DA 'legally dead' [Centre County Daily Times]
OUR VIEW: Penn State's Graham Spanier, Joe Paterno need to leave as result of Jerry Sandusky case [PennLive]
A Guide To The Child Sexual Abuse Charges Against Jerry Sandusky, And To Penn State's Alleged Willful Ignorance
Do you know what Liberia, Taiwan, CHINA, Japan, Cyprus, Greece, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Indonesia, Tajikistan, Algeria, Lithuania, Mongolia, Norway, New Zealand, Pakistan, Romania, Serbia, and Uzbekistan ALL have in common? They are the countries which have recorded NO cases of HIV. They are ALSO the countries with the FEWEST AIDS carrying, child abusing Catholic priests who openly promote legalized gay marriage.
Do you know what Estonia, the Dominican Republic, Panama, El Salvador, the US, Argentina, Colombia, Spain, France, Peru, Costa Rica, Italy, Luxembourg, and Paraguay ALL have in common? They are the countries with the HIGHEST rates of HIV. They are ALSO the countries with the HIGHEST percent of AIDS carrying, child abusing Catholic priests who openly promote legalized gay marriage.
Do you know what the District of Columbia, New York, New Jersey, California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Delaware, and Rhode Island all have in common? They were the states in 1993 who had a rate of AIDS deaths which was up to 100 TIMES higher than many other states. Do you know what ELSE they ALL had in common? They were the STATES with the HIGHEST percent of AIDS carrying, child abusing Catholic priests who openly promote legalized gay marriage.
Do you know what Mississippi, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Alaska, Idaho, Kentucky, West Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, South Carolina, and Tennessee ALL have in common? They ALL had very low AIDS death rates, with Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana reporting NO AIDS cases. And you guessed it. They were ALSO the states with the LOWEST percentage of AIDS carrying, child abusing Catholic priests who openly promote legalized gay marriage.
Which six states STILL have the utterly highest AIDS death rates? The very six states (New Hampshire, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, and Vermont, PLUS Washington, DC.) which just legalized gay marriage, thus giving AIDS deaths a government stamp of approval, are ALSO the states with AIDS death rates as much as FORTY TIMES HIGHER than non-Catholic states.
May 15, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Dear Marriage Supporter,
The fallout from Pres. Obama's flip-flop on marriage continues. Sixty-two percent of Americans say, in a new Fox News poll, that it was just a political decision on Obama's part (including a plurality of Democrats, 46 percent to 38 percent).
If so, it was a very bad one.
"After months of very carefully managing expectations about his 'evolving' position on gay marriage, President Obama suddenly found himself last week careening between powerful forces like the steel ball in Elton John's 'pinball wizard.' His own Vice President threw him into the pinball machine, and then his Education Secretary thrust the plunger, launching him into game."
"...The left is jumping for joy at their accomplishment, forcing President Obama out of the closet on gay marriage. Their celebration will be short-lived, though, because they have very likely cost him the presidency."
A showed that a whopping 40 percent of Americans said Pres. Obama's endorsement of gay marriage would affect their vote. Among independents, by a 2-1 margin they said it would make them less likely to vote for Obama.
As Katrina Trinko of National Review put it, "It looks like Barack Obama's decision to support gay marriage is hurting him in the polls."
In one congressional district in Arkansas, according to a new poll, Obama is leading a virtually unknown candidate (with no funds) by only seven points, 45 to 38 percent, in the Democratic primary. "The president's policies are wildly unpopular in a party which has historically supported mainstream Democrats like Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton," says Republican state representative David Sanders. "He's got some major problems, I think. A lot of it is driven by his new position on marriage."
North Carolina is so important to the re-election chances of Barack Obama that he picked Charlotte as the host city for the Democratic nominating convention.
On May 8, all his careful plans came crashing down when 61% of voters in a North Carolina referendum adopted a constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
...Obama's embrace of same-sex marriage will help ensure he becomes a one-term president, and his political demise will begin with North Carolina.
Our victory for marriage was so impressive that the prominent Democratic firm Public Policy Polling sent out this Twitter missive as the results came in: "Hate to say it, but I don't believe polls showing majority support for gay marriage nationally. Any time there's a vote, it doesn't back it up."
Other pollsters and polling experts are beginning to admit the obvious: It's easy to rig polls to get Americans to say they support gay marriage. But those polls do not reflect the real underlying support for gay marriage.
When offered the "out" of civil unions, for example, just 37 percent of Americans say they support gay marriage in the Fox New polls. This doesn't mean they are actually for civil unions, as the North Carolina vote makes clear. It means they want a way to express support for marriage without expressing hatred towards gay people as human beings, with real, genuine civil rights.
The media is not acknowledging that marriage supporters don't reject being respectful and civil towards gay people�that's very clear. The Dan Savages of the world have reduced any expression of disagreement with gay marriage to the status of hateful, ignorant and bigoted assaults on gay people. The most committed stand up to the pressure.
The mushy and uncomfortable middle tells fibs to pollsters, who are then repeatedly and predictably surprised by election results.
The same week that Pres. Obama endorsed gay marriage, the vitriol and hatred directed as people who oppose his marriage flip broke out into the news media in two different ways.
Young Bristol Palin innocently blogged against Pres. Obama's marriage flip-flop, especially the way he cited his children as his moral authorities in the matter. The result, she says, is a torrent of hatred and death threats.
"People claim they're just trying to protect the right of two people to love each other�a right I don't contest, by the way�and then spew the worst words imaginable at someone they disagree with," Palin, the eldest daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, writes. "If the agenda is love, why do you hate so intensely?"
Near the bottom of the post, Palin displays some of the worst feedback she's received, including death wishes against her and her family.
"You all, including your son, deserve a slow, painful and miserable death," one commenter wrote. "Your backwards thinking is so sad because the world is moving forward and you will certainly be left behind. May death be upon you."
Palin wonders why her remarks�in which she criticized President Obama for consulting his daughters about gay marriage�prompted such nasty backlash.
To one objecting fan Punk replied, "Kill yourself." He told another supporter of the nuclear family to "drink bleach."
...In another tweet, Punk castigated the amendment's supporters as "So many stupid people. Bigots."
(The press falsely reported he had wished death to gay people, which he quickly denied and the reporter who interviewed him confirmed.)
Our Next Gen leader Thomas Peters went on Seattle radio to talk back to all the Dan Savages of the world. You can hear it here:
In a press story designed to calm fears, Starbucks CEO Howard Schulz admitted that investors are worried, and they're asking about his decision to have Starbucks corporately endorse gay marriage as key to their brand.
The press did not report it, but NOM was at the Bank of America's annual shareholder meeting, which took place in Charlotte, NC one day after the great victory for marriage there.
Bank of America is the company which fired Frank Turek for having written a book opposing gay marriage:
After NOM sent a letter to the board, the corporation sent a letter back making it clear that firing people for their views for or against gay marriage was against company policy, for which we thank them.
In Charlotte, we asked the company to make this policy clear to all their employees�and their bosses. Thomas Strobhar introduced from the floor this shareholder resolution:
Freedom of Speech Resolution
Whereas, the Bank of America Corporate Social Responsibility Report of 2010 says, "Employees with diverse backgrounds and perspectives enrich our business, engage us to better serve our customers and make us a better community partner."
Whereas, the Bank of America Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement states it recruits and hires candidates without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, veteran status, marital status, medical condition or disability.
Whereas, we do not offer similar assurances of non-discrimination to job candidates or employees who publicly speak out on issues of concern to them.
Whereas, by not providing free speech safeguards we potentially deprive our company of the unique intellectual heritage, characteristics and perspectives each person brings to the job.
Resolved, the shareholders request the Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement specifically include protection to engage in free speech.
This is the start of something big!
What happened to Manny Pacquiao is an example of the mismatch in our laws and policies at the moment. He was banned from shopping at a Hollywood mall because he opposes gay marriage.
Well, I suppose the world's greatest boxer will get over that and shop somewhere else.
But I know of no one, not a single person who opposes gay marriage, who would support banning gay people or gay-marriage advocates from appearing at shopping malls.
Meanwhile, at Liberty College, Gov. Mitt Romney received thunderous applause for speaking up for marriage from tens of thousands of young people the media never interviews: Watch it for yourself!
"But Obama needs one more justice. If elected, he will get it, and same-sex marriage will be forced on all of America. If Romney wins, the Supreme Court will likely leave the issue of same-sex marriage to be decided by the people and their elected representatives."