Three fundamental concerns are driving the formation of the new citizens organization:
I. The negative impact of special rights initiatives on all businesses and property owners, with a particularly negative impact on faith- based and faith-inspired businesses and property owners.
II. The negative impact of special rights initiatives on every citizen's constitutionally protected rights to freedom of expression, freedom of religion and freedom of assembly.
III. The negative impact of the practice of homosexuality on the individuals who practice it and on the rest of the society.
The main multifaceted emphasis of the group is to defend Traditional Marriage as 'between one man and one woman', to respond to the controversy at the University of Notre Dame regarding homosexual activism at several levels, to respond to 'special rights for homosexuals' ordinances as they come forward in the Region and to facilitate help and ministry for those suffering from the ill effects of the homosexual lifestyle.
The Hyjacking of the Civil Rights Movement to Promote the Homosexual AgendaMay 3, 2007
CCV of Indiana Action Alert
Stop Hate Crimes Legislation Aimed at Persecuting Faith Speech . . .
Many in the Civil Rights Movement recognize this so called 'Hate Crimes' Legislation for what it is -- namely the hyjacking of the Civil Rights Movement to promote the radical homosexual agenda and to suppress Faith speech.
We must urge the President to Veto this terrible legislation . . . if it makes it to his desk.
Patrick E. Mangan
May 1, 2007, 8:35PM
Black pastors fight hate-crime protection for gays Washington PostWASHINGTON - A coalition of conservative black pastors is lobbying Congress to vote against a bill that would extend federal hate-crimes laws to cover gays, saying they fear it would prevent them from preaching against homosexuality.
Several pastors last week urged House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, D-Mich., a sponsor of the bill, and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus to vote against the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act.
They say it would pin the hate-crime label on their sermons against homosexuality, which they consider a sin. "This law can be applied in the way that can keep the church from preaching the gospel," said Bishop Harry Jackson, pastor of Hope Christian Church in Lanham, Md.
Gay activists compare the bill to civil rights legislation of the 1960s.
"This legislation is needed because gay, lesbian, bisexual individuals are not protected under the law," said Bishop Kwabena "Rainey" Cheeks, pastor of Inner Light Ministries in Washington.
The Rev. Marvin Winans, a Detroit pastor and member of the Grammy Award-winning Winans family, recently met with Conyers to lobby against the bill. "This is a specific bill, no matter how well intended, that will hurt America," he said.
Among the groups opposing the bill are the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, the Family Research Council and Exodus International, a coalition of formerly gay Christians. The Unitarian Universalist Association, Integrity USA and the NAACP support the bill.
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