Friday, December 18, 2009

Washington D.C. Signs Same Sex Marriage Bill In A Church

Washington (CNN) -- The nation's capital city took a major step Friday toward legalizing same-sex marriage.
District of Columbia Mayor Adrian Fenty signed a measure recognizing such marriages as legal. The district council overwhelming passed the bill Tuesday, following a similar vote December 1.
Fenty signed the measure at All Souls Church, a Unitarian Universalist house of worship in the northwest part of the district that is known for its diversity and for the welcoming of same-sex couples.
The measure now goes to Congress for a 30-day review period, but it's considered unlikely that the Democratic majority on Capitol Hill would block the bill. By law, Congress has the right to review and overturn laws created by the District of Columbia's council.
If the measure becomes law, the district will join Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont and Iowa in legalizing same-sex marriages. A law legalizing such marriages in New Hampshire takes effect January 1.

JMC Ministries Response
Written by: Jeremy and Miranda Caverley

Leviticus 18:22 (New International Version)

 22 " 'Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable.

Leviticus 20:13 (New International Version)

 13 " 'If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.

1 Corinthians 6:9,10
9Do 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 10nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

Titus 1:16 (New International Version)

16They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.

Psalm 15:1,2
1 LORD, who may dwell in your sanctuary?
       Who may live on your holy hill?2 He whose walk is blameless
       and who does what is righteous,
       who speaks the truth from his heart

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Top 10 Animated Christmas Movies for 2009 by Fox News

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Frosty the Snowman

Mickey's Christmas Carol

The Snow Man

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Year Without A Santa Claus

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

The Polar Express 

Christms Display of Jesus Shooting Santa Claus Has one California Community in Uproar

Friday, December 18, 2009

A California neighborhood reportedly is up in arms after a resident decorated his lawn with a depiction of Jesus shooting Santa Claus.
The controversial Christmas display shows Jesus pointing a double-barrel shotgun at Santa's dead body as Rudolph lays sprawled across the hood of a pickup truck nearby, WNCT reported.
Neighbors in Nipomo, Calif., called for the display to be removed, but its maker Ron Lake called it a work of art — in which Santa represents the commercialization of Christmas, the station reported.
"It's an expression of my repressed creativity," Lake told WNCT.
Police said that because Lake built the display on private property they cannot force him to take it down. Some residents plan to start a petition, the station reported.

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Christian Photographers Sued for refusing to take pictures at Same Sex Commitment Ceremony

A state court in New Mexico has upheld a ruling against Jon and Elaine Huguenin.  As owners of Elane Photography, they declined to photograph a same-sex commitment ceremony in 2006 and were sued. 
The court ruled the owners had violated a nondiscrimination law. 
Jordan Lorence, senior legal counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), said it exposes the threat such laws pose to religious liberty.
"The court showed very little respect for that," he said, "and said that this was no different than a caterer serving food and was liable to this same-sex couple."
Lorence points out New Mexico hasn't legalized same-sex unions.
"So, these couples are going through these ceremonies that have no legal significance to them," he said.  "They're using these non-discrimination laws like 'blasphemy' laws, and they're going on witch hunts to root out the heretics and punish them." 
ADF plans to appeal.

JMC Ministries Response
written by: Jeremy and Miranda Caverley

 We as Christians must pray and uplift our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ. Jesus said if we follow His teachings, and take a stand against what the world tries to make us conform to. We will face persecution. Our hope is in Him and knowing that this world is not our home, but in heaven eternally.  

Job 19:25-27 (New International Version)

 25 I know that my Redeemer [a] lives,
       and that in the end he will stand upon the earth. [b]
 26 And after my skin has been destroyed,
       yet [c] in [d] my flesh I will see God;
 27 I myself will see him
       with my own eyes—I, and not another.
       How my heart yearns within me!