HB 275 A Result of New Mexico Alliance for Life Investigation 

Into UNM Health Sciences

 Center Policy for Babies Born Alive After Abortion Procedure

 
HB 275 will have first committee hearing on 
Thursday, February 4 in House Health Committee at 8:30 a.m. in Room 309, NM State Legislature
Pro-Life Leader
New Mexico Alliance for Life has worked with state leaders to introduce this ground breaking legislation and thanks Gov. Susana Martinez for messaging HB 275 “Require Medical Care for All Infants” and thanks to the bill sponsors Rep. Rod Montoya (R- Farmington)  and Rep. Yvette Herrell (R-Alamogordo). This bill will ensure infants who survive abortion attempts on their lives receive proper medical attention and are not left to die, or intentionally killed. The NMAFL-draft legislation provides oversight to ensure the federal Infant Born Alive Protection Act is adhered to but also ensures infants who survive abortions in New Mexico are provided proper medical care.  It is well documented that during abortion procedures, in particular late-term abortions infants are born alive and may survive–which spurred the passage of the Federal Infant Born Alive Protection Act in 2002, that grants these babies all the rights of a U.S. citizen under the law.
UNM’s late-term abortion clinic director, Eve Espey outlines protocols for infants born alive during abortion procedures.
As a part of New Mexico Alliance for Life’s ongoing investigative research, we have uncovered an infants born alive policy at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.  HB 275 is the direct result of our findings and recommendations in working with the Governor’s office and other state leaders to address this alarming issue, which currently has gone unchecked.
NMAFL has uncovered the University of New Mexico’s OB-GYN Dept. Director and UNM late- term abortion clinic director, Eve Espey outlines how infants show signs of life after late-term abortions but does not indicate how they are cared for.  What is truly alarming is the policy uncovered by NMAFL does not indicate how these babies are being cared for inside the abortion clinic or UNM Hospital–alive, crying, frightened and fighting for their lives.
 “The question is not a matter of “if” this is happening but when it does, what provisions are being provided to these babies born alive in abortion clinics across New Mexico?” said Elisa Martinez, executive director of NMAFL.   As exposed by NMAFL, Espey also set up the invalid contract with late-term abortionist Curtis Boyd which resulted in the disbanding of UNM resident training at his clinic.
This bill will provide the necessary oversight to prevent another Kermit Gosnell, late-term abortionist convicted of three counts of murder who delivered babies who were still moving, whimpering or breathing, that he and his assistants “snipped” the newborns’ spines with scissors.  Or late-term abortionist Douglas

Karpen, whose former assistants accused him of killing “three to four born-alive babies a day by cutting their spinal cord, forcing instruments into the soft spots of their heads or even twisting their heads of their necks.”
Source_ UNM Second Trimester Pregnancy Termination
UNMHSC abortion born-alive protocols, There is no indication in this policy as to what basic life-saving attempts or other provisions made for the baby showing signs of life inside the UNM Hospital abortion clinic or other abortion clinics.
Rod Montoya
Rep. Rod Montoya  sponsor of HB 275 “Medical Care for All Infants” to protect survivors of late-term abortions
“This legislation supplements the federal Infant Born Alive Protection Act and ensures these babies receive the same proper care as any newborn. Due to the lack of any current regulation of the abortion industry in New Mexico there is no indication whether or not the existing law is being enforced since there is no accountability.  How can we expect any industry, like the abortion industry, to self-report against their own perceived self-interest?”
Elisa Martinez, executive director, NM Alliance for Life
“There is no reason for anyone to not support HB 275, a long overdue, common-sense protection for infants. The same late-term abortion procedures that can result in live births, employed by convicted late-term abortionist Gosnell, and Karpen are used by abortionists in New Mexico, including UNM’s Dr. Eve Espey and Curtis Boyd. Yet we have no way of knowing what care is given to these babies born alive, but we suspect not many leave New Mexico abortion clinics alive.”

–Elisa Martinez, NMAFL executive director. 
CDC Statistics On Babies Born Alive After Failed Abortions
In 2011, the CDC recorded 1,298 cases of infant death in the U.S. due to “Other perinatal conditions,” which includes ICD-10 category P96.4, death subsequent to a failed “termination of pregnancy.” Numbers have not been released for the particular category.  Currently there is no “reliable voluntary reporting of live birth” after abortion. Dr. Willard Cates, an expert on medical statistics who is chief of abortion surveillance for the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, estimates that 400 to 500 abortion live births occur every year in the United States. Dr. Cates added, “No one is so naive as to think there is reliable voluntary reporting of live births in the present climate.” In other words, the number of babies born alive after abortions is actually much higher.
PRO-LIFE PRESS CONFERENCE & LOBBY DAY!
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6th
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM   
HB 275 hearing before the House Health Committee, room 309 .  Please be there by 8:00 am for seating.
10:30 AM – 12 noon   
Lobby Sen. Majority Leader Michael Sanchez Room 119 and your NM State Senator (find here) in support of both HB 275 and the Late-Term Abortion Ban- tell them you expect them to vote for the ban in committee and on the Senate floor.  More information to follow
12 noon    
Press Conference with NM State Legislators, New Mexico Alliance for Life and UNM Students for Life and more
About HB 275
HB 275 provides oversight measures and a special task force that will report to the legislature and Governor every year to monitor abortion clinics to ensure they are providing care to children that are born alive after a failed abortion attempt.  This includes medical care and nourishment for the victims who show signs of life after an abortion attempt and where their death is not imminent.

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PRO-LIFE RALLY – 12 NOON -WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20

Rally for Life:  Wednesday,
January 20, 2016

The “2016 Rally for Life sponsored by the New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops, will begin with a Mass at 12:00 noon at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis Assisi.

FOR THOSE NOT ATTENDING THE NOON MASS

Prayer Gathering 

Will Be Held

SANTA FE PLAZA

12:30 p.m.

At 1:30 p.m. the Prayer Gathering will join the Life Procession around the plaza to the 

New Mexico State Capitol for the

RALLY for LIFE

(approx. 2:30 p.m.)

New Mexico Watchman

“Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them.”
Luke 18:15a

Religious Freedom in New Mexico Rally Friday, 1-15-2016

Religious Freedom in New Mexico 
RALLY
Friday, January 15, 2016
As we all know, religious freedom, guaranteed by the first article in the United State Bill of Rights has been under fierce attack.   A bill has been introduced in the New Mexico State Legislature in anticipation of the 2016 session that protects religious freedom.  The session begins next Tuesday, January 19, 2016.
Representatives David Gallegos (R. Lea County) and Nora Espinoza (R. Chaves & Lincoln Counties) have introduced HB 55: An Act Relating to Religious Freedom.
You are invite you to a
RALLY
for religious freedom at
New Beginnings Church
(3601 Montgomery Blvd. NE  Albuquerque, NM)
Friday, January 15, 2016
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
HB 55 amends the Human Rights Act to prohibit burdening the free exercise of religion and amends the New Mexico Religious Freedom Restoration Act to prevent any person or the state government from forcing a person of faith to provide goods or perform services that are in violation of that person’s faith.
Prayer:
Please pray for Reps. Gallegos and Espinoza, the rally, the legislative session and the success of this legislation
New Mexico Watchman
Contact information for the Rally:
New Beginnings Church
3601 Montgomery Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM
505-883-9079

The Year in Review 2015 – The New Mexico Watchman

The year 2015 was a year of travail for the Christian community in this country.   It was the year homosexual “marriage” was codified into law and the President of the United States used the National Prayer Breakfast to berate Christians for not being Christian enough.  The following are some of major events in 2015 that were of interest to the Christian community.

1.  On June 26, the Supreme Court legalized same-sex “marriage.”  While legal precedent and adherence to the Constitution are foundational for the creation of new law and laws are the responsibility of the Congress, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote what appears to be an opening of a soap opera.  In evoking emotion rather than legal precedents, Justice Kennedy wrote:

“Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law.
The Constitution grants them that right.”

Nowhere in the constitution is the “right” of two people of the same sex to marry addressed.

Resolution:  With only some specific clerical exceptions, same-sex “marriage” became “law” across the whole of the United States.  The homosexual community is now focusing on “discrimination” issues in housing and employment.

2.  Kim Davis, a Kentucky County Clerk and a Christian, was imprisoned for her faith.  Following the Supreme Court’s decision regarding same-sex “marriage” County Clerk Davis refused to grant marriage licenses to anyone.  The ACLU sued Davis.  She was held in contempt of court and spent 5 days in jail, a landmark occurrence in which imprisonment for Christian belief took place.

Resolution:  Governor Matt Bevin issued an executive order removing all County Clerk names from Kentucky marriage licenses.

3.  Little Sisters of the Poor, a Roman Catholic organization that provides shelter for the poor and elderly, dissented from the requirement in Obamacare to provide birth control and abortifacients to Colorado employees.  The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals twice ruled against the Little Sisters of the Poor.

Resolution:  The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case in 2016.

4.  Houston lesbian mayor Annise Parker, along with a compliant city council, passed an ordinance requiring open restrooms and dressing rooms, allowing persons of either gender to use any bathroom or dressing room.  In an attempt to quell dissent, Mayor Parker subpoenaed

the sermons of Houston pastors.  A petition followed which Mayor Parker ignored, resulting in the Texas Supreme Court’s demand for the citizens’ right to vote.

Resolution:  On November 3, Houstonians voted overwhelmingly against the measure, voting 61%-39% against the ordinance.  The homosexual community has since launched a campaign to disallow Houston as the host city for the Super Bowl in 2017.

5.  Things did not fare well for the northern Illinois school district of Palatine Township.  The school district was faced with a transgender male student who insisted on using the girls locker room.  In an attempt to accommodate the boy, the  district went so far as to allow the boy entrance but erected a curtain for him.  That wasn’t good enough for the federal government.

Resolution:  The federal government reinterpreted Title IX funding which addresses gender inequality in sports to require the boy’s free access to the girls locker room.  Non-compliance would have resulted in millions of dollars of federal school funding being taken from the school system.

6.  Planned Parenthood was exposed as trafficking in baby body parts in a series of underground videos that began in July.  The California-based “Center for Medical Progress” took videos of Planned Parenthood executives negotiating payment, one commenting “I want a Lamborghini.”  The President of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, appeared before a congressional committee in September stating that Planned Parenthood did not profit from the sale of body parts and that the films were “highly edited.”

Resolution:  Six states have voted to defund Planned Parenthood.  In September the House voted to defund Planned Parenthood.  The bill was not heard in the Senate.  President Obama said he would veto any bill defunding the organization.  In December an “Omnibus Spending Bill” was passed completely funding Planned Parenthood.

7.  Following the terrorist attack in San Bernardino that left 14 dead,  the New York Daily News tabloid ran a full page headline “God Isn’t Fixing This.”  Around the full page lettering were quotes from Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Lindsey Graham, as well as House Speaker Paul Ryan regarding prayers for the victims.

Resolution:  God is Not Dead.

Also Noted:  Bruce Jenner, the 1976 Triathlon Gold Medalist, following breast implants, hair removal, two nose surgeries and hormone treatment, appeared on the cover of the July issue of Vanity Fair magazine with the headline “Call Me Caitlyn.”  He was later awarded ESPN’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award.

       Please pray for our nation and our nations leadership in the year ahead.

New Mexico Watchman
January 6, 2016
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 “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.”
Galatians 6:7

Lessons from Houston: What the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance Showed Us

The City of Houston, Texas on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, overwhelmingly rejected the city’s ordinance to allow men in women’s bathrooms.  The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) was veiled as an equal rights bill for a number of groups, including transgenders.  The bill would have allowed men who “feel” like women to access women’s bathrooms.

Several realities can be taken from the success of this anti LGBT campaign.
They are as follows:

  1. A pro-“gay” agenda will always be well organized and well-funded
    The homosexual community managed to raise approximately $2.1 million to promote Houston’s Proposition 1 which included celebrity endorsement and pro-“gay” clergy support. The church community spent approximately $247,000 against the ordinance.  (Reports on amounts vary.)
  2. Sodomy as sin was preached from the pulpit, focusing the argument.
    The question most Christians answer “no” to is, “Have you ever heard a sermon describing sodomy as sin or abortion as murder?”  Ed Young from Second Baptist Church, Houston, reached national prominence by simply declaring from the pulpit that sodomy is sin.
  3. The overreach of the LGBT Community cannot be counted on for success in the future.
    The Mayor Parker and the LGBT community were reduced to insist that men in women’s bathrooms would never be a problem.  The ad portraying such a scenario was most effective.  (See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYpko86x6GU)
  1. The fight will be ongoing – The Boycott Houston attack began immediately.
    The LGBT community has called for a boycott of Houston. The boycott is comparable to the boycott of Indiana when that state passed a Religious Freedom Restoration Act earlier this year.  The same people have asked the NFL to punish Houston by canceling the Super Bowl scheduled for Houston for 2017.
  2. The Obama administration will use the power of the Federal Government to support the LGBT community to include men in women’s bathrooms.
    At the same time voters in Houston were rejected the notion, the Obama administration mandated a Chicago area school district MUST allow a transgender boy into girl’s bathrooms and locker rooms. The 12,000 student school district must accommodate one very disturbed 12 year old boy by allowing access to all males into women’s bathrooms.
  3. God Answers Prayer
    Thank you for your prayers in support of a godly Houston.

Prayer:
Please pray for the City of Houston, Mayor Annise Parker, and President Obama and his adminstration.  Pray that the Lord’s grace will draw them to Him.

New Mexico Watchman
November 5, 2015

“Houston We Have a Problem” Texans Vote on Religious Liberty 11-13-15

 

 

The Issue:
Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 3, 2015, the city of Houston, Texas will decide the question, “Can a man, wearing a dress, legally use a women’s bathroom?

Lesbian Mayor Annise Parker, Houston’s mayor since 2010, has managed to push the homosexual agenda on Texas’ largest city.  The ordinance entitled the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) has had the effect of giving superior rights to persons with gender identification issues, practicing homosexuals and transgenders

History:
Mayor Parker has used the power of the ordinance to subpoena the sermons and private communications of Houston pastors who might be in opposition to her agenda.  A petition to recall the ordinance gathered 50,000 signatures.  Mayor Parker simply ignored the concerns and personalized the issue by stating that opposition to the ordinance “is about me.”

Not until the Texas Supreme Court required the Mayor’s compliance with the petition, was the issue put on the ballot.

The Ordinance:
The ordinance requires and allows the following:  1. Men in women’s bathrooms, shower rooms, and locker rooms – places of public accommodation.  2. Disallowance of any “religious or moral conviction” in serving the LGBT community.  They require, you comply – regardless of what you believe.  3. Criminalization of any anti-homosexual or transgender utterances (preacher sermons were subpoenaed under this aspect of the ordinance).  4. Not hiring or renting to a homosexual may result in legal prosecution.

America has always been defined by its moral core, its free markets and its religious freedoms.

Conclusion:
If the City of Houston votes to end religious liberty in the heart of Texas it will be a bellwether for all Bible-believing churches across this great land.

Prayer:
Please pray for the defeat of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance and salvation for Houston’s Mayor Annise Parker.

New Mexico Watchman

“…deliver us from evil.”
Matthew 6:13

The Making of an Amoral Society:  The New Mexico Supreme Court and Physician Assisted Suicide

 

Introduction:
The issue before the New Mexico Supreme Court yesterday, October 26, 2015, should have been  “Should New Mexico become the killing field for the terminally ill?  Instead, the question appeared to be “How can New Mexico become that killing field?”

The ACLU and the Disabled Rights Legal Center have asked the New Mexico Supreme Court to hold harmless any physician who makes available a lethal dose of medication to a mentally competent, terminally ill patient who is physically able to administer the death inducing potion themselves.  That is Physician Assisted Suicide.

Never considered by the court was the concept of a natural death.  A God-centered concept of life as a gift from God was not considered.

Background:
The New Mexico Supreme Court accepted the case of an Albuquerque cancer patient, Aja Riggs, who appeared healthy and invigorated at the hearing.  She is seeking the right to prematurely end her life with the help of her physician should her cancer, now in remission, return.

In January 2014, Albuquerque Judge Nan Nash sided with Riggs, writing, “This Court cannot envision a right more fundamental, more private or more integral to the liberty, safety and happiness of a New Mexican than the right of a competent, terminally ill patient to choose aid in dying.”  In other words,  “make yourself happy, kill yourself.”

Judge Nash’s decision was successfully challenged by then-Attorney General Gary King.  Heard by the State Court of Appeals, that court found that the ruling “Violates the doctrine of separation of powers by legalizing conduct that is designated to be a crime by the legislature.”

The Hearing:
The State’s lawyer, attorney Scott Fuqua, early relinquished any argument for life, stating that “Keeping the terminally ill alive is not in the interest of the state.”  Mr. Fuqua drew a laugh from the court when he admitted that he was there only as the result of his “former employment” with then Attorney General  Gary King.  His only argument in opposition to the Court’s action was a reiteration of the lower court’s argument that the issue should be legislated by the New Mexico State Legislature and not by the high court.  What followed was a discussion of “how to” as delineated in the states of Oregon and Montana, which have legislated and ruled in favor of physician assisted suicide respectively.

Comparisons were made to abortion and the States disregard for fetal life.  The State cares nothing for life in the womb, why should it care about the terminally ill?  The argument is that the State has proven disinterested in life at conception, why should it be concerned about life at its end?

The court room was packed with “right to die” advocates; outside experts came from out-of-state to help with the court presentation; the Justices appeared compliant; and the ACLU lawyer was animated and prepared but the State’s lawyer appeared lackadaisical, disinterested and unprepared.

Will we have suicide providers as we now have abortion providers?  

Once again New Mexico is on the precipice of allowing death to define our state.

Prayer:

Please pray that the New Mexico Supreme Court Justices will us give us a godly decision regarding Physician Assisted Suicide.

New Mexico Watchman

Thou shalt not kill.
Exodus 20:13

New Mexico Suprem e Court to Consider Physician Assisted Suicide, Oct 26

 

The New Mexico Supreme Court will hear oral arguments regarding physician assisted suicide, next Monday, October 26, 2015, at 8:00 a.m.   New Mexico is already the destination for the termination of life between its beginnings at conception and at birth, at our abortion clinics.

Now the Supreme Court will decide if ending life ‘whenever’ is a viable option with an assisted suicide.  The argument for assisted suicide is that it is compassionate to terminate a life when someone is suffering and death is thought to be inevitable.  The argument against is that only the giver of life, God himself and He alone, has the right to be the taker of life.

We ask for your prayers as the New Mexico Supreme Court hears oral arguments this Monday.  If you can be in attendance in support of life, your presence would be most welcomed.  Doors open at 8:00 a.m.  The Supreme Court building is located at 237 Don Gaspar Avenue at E. Alameda.

Can we expect anything different from the New Mexico Supreme Court besides forcing assisted suicide on New Mexicans?  Yes we can.

Prayer Changes Things.

 

New Mexico Watchman

www.nmwatchman.com

 

 

 

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of widom…
Proverbs 1:7 a

 

 

                                                         Coming to America

                                                         September 18, 2015

According to Breitbart News, between 2001 and 2013, one and a half million people
from Muslim countries were admitted into the United States.  About a quarter million
are added each year.  In 2013 alone, two years after 9-11, 280,276 persons were admitted.  These numbers comprise the population size of Des Moines Iowa, Lincoln Nebraska or Dayton Ohio. (The legal limit for total US immigration is 70,000.)
The Obama administration is now poised to bring in quarter million plus more than 10,000 additional Syrian refuges.  The administration is being urged by congressional Democrats make that number 10 times larger.
The refugees are given free flights to the United States, placed as permanent residents within 30 – 90 days, given free medical care, welfare, employment counseling and
English-as-a-second-language instruction.
The influx presents an evangelistic opportunity for the Christian church.  The link below
is a example of a former Koran teacher’s coming to Christ as the result of reading theKoran.
Please pray for the Syrian crisis and for an opportunity to present the Gospel to
the Muslim people already here and to those coming to America.  Pray for their understanding of God’s truth.
God bless America.
New Mexico Watchman
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
Mathew 5:9

When the Rainbow Flag Replaces the Cross:

The End of the American Church Following Supreme Court’s Same Sex Decision

July 15, 2015

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The Supreme Court Decision

The Supreme Court’s decision to legalize homosexual “marriage” transfers moral and legal authority from one group, namely from the church – to the homosexual community.

The moral choices presented the church today are similar to those faced by the German protestant church in 1933 and 1934.  The question then was:  Should the church support the Aryan Paragraph and the Nazi Party?  Should it remain silent?  Or should it oppose its own government?  (More on that below.)

By legalizing same-sex “marriage” nationwide, a new era of legitimacy is afforded deviance a legal status that subjugates those holding a Christian worldview.  The suppression of the Christian church as the result of this cultural shift continues and can be expected to escalate.  Dozens of examples of biblical worldview suppression currently exist in every aspect of our society today.  (See “*Examples” below.)

The result is a “post natural marriage” America.  Much as the Nazis enacting what was called the Aryan Paragraph in 1933, elevated the Aryan race, so todays court’s ruling elevated the homosexual community.  The losers in Germany were the Jews, in America, the losers are Christians.

The Aryan Paragraph

With the Nazi Party’s rise to power in 1933 came their plan for the elimination of the Christian Church in Germany and its replacement it with Nazi ideology, propaganda and symbolism.

The Third Reich’s Reichstag Fire Decree was enacted shortly after their government takeover.  The law contained the Aryan Paragraph, which disallowed Jews holding public office and allowed only “Aryans” in those positions.  What followed were another 400 decrees and regulations that eventually lead to the “final solution” and the annihilation of the Europe’s Jewish population.

Church’s Response to the Nazi Regime

In 1943 the Protestant German Christian church faced critical choices.  The options were:
1. Siding with the Nazi Party and with the subjugation of the Jews, 2. Remaining silent, or
3.  Standing in opposition to the regime.  The responses were as follows:

Of the 65 million Germans, 45 million considered themselves Protestant Christians.
Of those only 150,000 were willing to stand against the Nazi Regime and help the Jews.
Out of every 100 Christians in Germany in 1934, only 3 were willing to stand up and declare the Aryan Paragraph wrong.

A small group in opposition created the Confessing Church (based on Matthew 10:32) and the Barman Declaration of Faith.  Protestant pastors in Germany in 1934 numbered 18,000.
Of those 3,000 stood with Hitler and the regime (16.6%).
Another 3,000 vehemently opposed the Nazi party and stood on Christian principles (16.6%).  The majority of pastors, 12,000, were neutral and unwilling to take either position (66.6%).

The Church in America

Despite efforts to declare homosexuality anything other than a sin, a clear biblical analysis of the issue concludes that the practice of homosexuality is a sin.   A Supreme Court decision does not change the fact that homosexuality is in opposition to God’s law.

The church in America today now faces worldview choices similar to those faced by the German church in 1933.  Conservative governmental leaders have already abandon the issues declaring homosexual “marriage” to be “the law of the land” and assuming no further responsibility in addressing the issue.

As in German in 1933, the church today has the same three choices:

  1. To comply with non-biblical principles and essentially abandon the faith;
  2. Act as if nothing has changed and remain silent on the issue; or
  3. Maintain biblical principles and stand in opposition to the state.

To date the following major Protestant churches have gone against biblical principles and have endorses same-sex marriage:  the Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the United Church of Christ.

Christian Churches that maintain a biblical view on marriage are:  the Roman Catholic Church, American Baptist Church, Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, Southern Baptist Convention and United Baptist Church.

What we can expect to follow

Marriage in the homosexual community is merely a starting point of the homosexual agenda.
To truly achieve the goals of the agenda, all opposition must be eliminated and indoctrination, especially of children, must occur.

Dominance of the media and censorship have already occurred.  Only positive images and narratives of homosexuality are allowed.  The following can be anticipated:

  • Manipulation of language – discontinuance of the use of mother/father, husband/wife;
  • Indoctrination of children (sexual deviance portrayed as normative and acceptable, especially in public schools though Common Core);
  • A wider dissemination of homosexuality as normative in mainstream media (increased displays of homosexual behavior, talk shows, even more explicit dramas displaying homosexuals as only proper and accepted or as sympathetic victims);
  • Further promotions as civic leaders (in Santa Fe, NM the mayor is homosexual, two of the city councilors are homosexual and a county commissioner is homosexual);
  • Increasing news coverage of homosexual events such as Gay Pride parades, society page events etc.;
  • Government endorsement of all things “gay”;
  • Public displays of homosexual behavior
  • Castigation of the church and biblical principles.

To maintain a biblical worldview in this climate will result, at a minimum, in an escalating ostracism.

Survival of the Church Today

The onslaught of homosexual “marriage” comes at a time when church attendance is diminishing, church influence is minimal and biblical principles have been compromised.
A few church leaders have begun the process of addressing the issues and some churches are taken a stand.  The Presbyterian Church (USA) for example has developed an internal “Confessing Church Movement.”  The Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission has issued “Here We Stand: An Evangelical Declaration of Marriage.”  A broader campaign calling for civil disobedience of evangelicals and Catholics can be found at www.DefendMarriage.org.

But because of the enormous political and social pressure, many in the American churches will remain silent.

During the Nazi era, Detrick Bonhoeffer, a theologian, provided leadership to the Confessing Church.  He was active as a double agent in the Nazi regime, developed an underground seminary, participated in attempts to assassinate Hitler and eventually paid with his life for his stance against the regime.

The need today is for such a church and for such men.  The Bible believing Christian church will survive but at a cost.   The Bible believing church  must be willing to sacrifice and maintain its stance against an oppressive government.  The “techniques” are very simply those that have sustained the church through the ages: love, prayer, steadfastness, agreement and God’s grace.

In Conclusion

It is not surprising that many applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to redefine marriage.  With overwhelming media inducements, hate speech laws etc., a small but dominant subgroup comprising 2% of the population has been given moral and legal authority over our society.  The issue divides families, divides the church and divides the nation.

The issue now falls to the creation and the moral authority of a confessing church in America.  The question facing the church today is what option will it take.  Will we see the church acquiesce and will all sanctuaries be used for the performance of homosexual “marriages”?  Or will the church oppose and display acts of civil disobedience.  The stakes are very high.

May God bless America. 

The New Mexico Watchman

Santa Fe, New Mexico

*Examples of Christian Repression

Obamacare requires religious organizations to provide abortifacients to employees despite moral objections.  A Federal Court in Denver CO ruled against the Catholic non-profit Little Sister for the Poor.

Not providing services to homosexuals has resulted in fines:  New Mexico photographer, Oregon and Colorado bakers.

Contributing to a pro-traditional marriage cause results in loss of employment:  Mozilla Founder and CEO Brendan Eich, Police Chief Kelvin Cochran, Atlanta.

Not providing services to homosexuals results in the closing of social agencies;  Catholic Charities adoption agency – Boston and San Francsico

Death threats result for opposing the homosexual political agenda;  Senator Bill Sharer, New Mexico State Legislator.

Dismissal from the military for the Bible verse “No weapon formed against me shall prosper. (Isaiah 54:14).

Silencing of military chaplains and the disallowed sharing of the Christian faith.

Cancellation of TV show featuring Christian brothers Jason and David Benham by Home and Garden Television.

Homosexual Houston Mayor Annise Parker subpoenaed speeches, presentations and sermons of pastors who collected signatures opposing Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance she successfully passed.

California, New Jersey and Washington DC have made it illegal to counsel children on the issue of sexual orientation claiming it is not a freedom of speech issue even though speech is involved.

There are examples of traditional values surviving an onslaught of anti-Christian bias; the Supreme Court’s finding in favor of Hobby Lobby, the success of Phil Robertson remaining on Duck Dynasty and Chick-Fil-A’s president’s refusal to abandon of Christian  principles and remaining in business.

Legislative Prayer Project 2015

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NMWachman

 

“I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,”

Matthew 5:44