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“I am a Christian and I never committed apostasy.”

Meriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishag Christian pregnant woman sentenced to death Marriage photo A 27 year old Graduate of the School of Medicine at Khartoum University and lifelong Christian, Meriam Yehay Ibrahim  Ishag, also, 8 months pregnant; has been sentenced to death for “Apostasy.”

She’s lived her whole life as an Orthodox Christian in a Muslim country, the Sudan, her charge of Apostasy is apostasy against Islam for marrying a Christian and having two children by him. She has a 20 month old in jail with her and she is currently 8 months pregnant.

“Implying that her sentence might be annulled or reduced if she converted to Islam, the Public Order Court information, Mrs Ibrahim she had until tomorrow, Thursday, May 15, 2014 to pursue this option.

As of Thursday 5/15/14, “Meriam stoically refused to forsake Christianity, her lifelong faith, and the religion of the mother who raised her. Agence France Presse (AFP) described how just prior to her sentencing, “an Islamic religious leader spoke with her in the caged dock for about 30 minutes,”— likely one last ditch effort to convince Meriam to renounce her Christian faith, and become a Muslim. But despite the possibility of having her sentenced reduced, perhaps even annulled by “accepting Islam,” Meriam refused this coercive conversion, and calmly told the presiding Sharia judge the objective truth:

I am a Christian and I never committed apostasy.

In response, Judge Abbas Mohammed Al-Khalifa, addressing Meriam by her father’s Muslim name, Adraf Al-Hadi Mohammed Abdullah, rendered his Sharia-based punishment sentence:

We gave you three days to recant but you insist on not returning to Islam. I sentence you to be hanged.

Judge Khalifa also sentenced Meriam to 100 lashes for “adultery.” Source: PJ Media: article written by: Andrew Bostom

N4TM Commentary:

I came across this story in several sources:

Al Jazeera  http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/05/sudan-woman-given-death-penalty-apostasy-20145159264775754.html

BBC  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-27424064

AP  http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_268812/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=anpfjKt2

NY Daily News  http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/sudanese-woman-faces-death-hanging-refusing-recant-christianity-article-1.1793562

Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/sudan/10833226/Pregnant-woman-faces-death-in-Sudan-for-apostasy.html

And they all say the same thing. The story from a Christian perspective is interesting and troubling. It is weird how these stories across so many different platforms all have the same basic information and nothing more. I t reminded me of the Christian in Iran who is being held. With great fervor the “International Christian Community” at large rallied behind him and still do to get him released.  I have found few details about who he (really) is, why he was there (the real answer), and why he’s not being released. It seems like they instantly become political toy things once the media catches wind of their situation. Obama is not in a rush to rescue the Christian, Saeed Abedini, from within Iran. Nor will Obama, especially not for a female, move any swifter on behalf of Meriam’s release. There was a terror attack in Kenya overnight, their day, and the recent cause with a hashtag to bring kidnapped Nigerian girls back to their homes is failing as well is more evidence of the constant turmoil taking place in Africa. Africa, specifically the ‘Horn’ of Africa, that held the old names like Kush and Phut, should give us pause. I always take note of the  happenings over there even if I don’t always write about them. This young lady may be hung already as her sentence is now more than 24 hours old. I think she was very brave in what she said. I had happened to be doing a study yesterday on another brave young woman, Esther, then also looking into areas in the Bible that mention the Holy Spirit and his role. I came across this verse before pulling together this post on Meriam:

8 Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God: 9 But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God. 10 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven. 11 And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say: 12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say. Luke 12:8-12

Most recent update on Saeed Abedini: Fox News

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/04/20/american-pastor-saeed-abedini-imprisoned-in-iran-pens-easter-message/

 

**As always, Links are not to be considered as “endorsements” but rather for informational purposes only.

**please don’t give me the speel about “Orthodox” are not true Christians. I’ve heard it before and this article is not to debate doctrinal lines but to relay news that is happening in our world. “Christians” are being attacked in many nations and I believe it is going to reach the shores of the US one day. It would behoove you to pay attention to these stories now rather than shove one’s pretentious nose in the air and disregard human life because they’re not of your particular ism, doxy, ite, ist, ed, er, etc..

Delighting in the Devil. #Todayshow glorifies demon possessed baby movie

image The Devil’s Due. It’s a new movie about an old topic, Satan being born in human form.  There have been other movies: The Omen, Rosemary’s Baby, etc., that paint a picture, “what if Satan was born in our time?” The joke is on you (the unbeliever) that Satan would need to be born, he already exists. What if it’s less about Satan needing to be born in human form and just about demonic posession? image Still a big fat joke? Just a matter of fantasy and movie magic? There’s no such thing as demon possession? It’s funny to see people get scared on the street over a mechanical infant that looks demonic? article-2539703-1AAC9E3100000578-684_634x346 image article-2539703-1AAF638B00000578-622_964x424 How funny was it to the homeless man in Florida who got his face mauled off by a demonic posessed man? Is it a joke to Sebastian Sherrill’s family who are burying their loved one after his own father stabbed him and axed him claiming that Sebastian Sherrill was a demon who was going to eat his flesh?Sebastian Sherrill story via CBS5 FB interesting comments cropped in Just a big fat joke.  A prank? The world is glorifying demonic possession; from the Walking Dead to The Twilight series, to whatever next wave of cultural devil worship presents for itself. For the Christian, there is a very real God and a very real adversary, the Devil. There are evil spirits, demons, and yes Satan himself who is attributed to a lion roaming the earth seeking whom to devour. But now I’m the joke.  I’m the idiot for believing this stuff is real and nothing to be joked about. Good is evil and evil is good. Thank you Today show for revealing the love of man for evil in this world you made news today for sure. Gary Reagan Sherrill’s brother Andy Sherrill speaks out about his brother’s arrest for axing nephew Sebastian Sherrill 13, claiming Sebastian was demon possessed. http://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/nation/2014/01/03/4302015/ Today Show pranks people using ‘Think Moto’s” demon robot baby advertisers: http://www.today.com/video/today/54087300/#54087300 Devil’s Due official website **Not an endorsement** demonic movie theme, theatrical trailer plays upon clicking link **Warning graphic and demonic http://www.devilsduemovie.com/index.html

Finally! Arizona Republicans Censure R.I.N.O John McCain

I feel like I’m beating a dead horse when I say that John McCain is a R.I.N.O (Republican -in- name- only). It’s about time some people made this move to “Censure” Senator John McCain. N4TM commentary at end of Censure text.

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Here is the Text of the Censure in all its glory:

“As leaders in the Republican Party, we are obligated to fully support our Party, platform, and its candidates. Only in times of great crisis or betrayal is it necessary to publicly censure our leaders. Today we are faced with both. For too long we have waited, hoping Senator McCain would return to our Party’s values on his own. That has not happened. So with sadness and humility we rise and declare:

Whereas Senator McCain has amassed a long and terrible record of drafting, co-sponsoring and voting for legislation best associated with liberal Democrats, such as Amnesty, funding for ObamaCare, the debt ceiling, assaults on the Constitution and 2nd amendment, and has continued to support liberal nominees;

Whereas this record has been disastrous and harmful to Arizona and the United States; and,

Whereas Senator McCain has campaigned as a conservative and made promises during his re-election campaigns, such as the needed and welcomed promise to secure our borders and finish the border fence, only to quickly flip-flop on those promises; and

Whereas McCain has abandoned our core values and has been eerily silent against Liberals, yet publicly reprimands Conservatives in his own Party, therefore

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the Maricopa County Republican leadership censures Senator McCain for his continued disservice to our State and Nation, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that until he consistently champions our Party’s Platform and values, we, the Republican leadership in Arizona will no longer support, campaign for or endorse John McCain as our U.S. Senator.” Source: IC Arizona

[] N4TM Commentary

Let me explain. When I lived in the liberal heathen den of America, California, I thought there were still places that held to “Conservative” beliefs. When my family and I headed west- to Arizona, then Governor Brewer, Senator John McCain, and Joe Arpaio appeared to look like “Conservatives” from a far off. Once you’re close enough to see and you’re living in the state, and the msm can’t hide all their liberal leanings it’s much easier to discern that in fact none of the above are true conservatives. How could they be, in fact how can any of them really be when they are in the job of politics and they have to bend, they must compromise, they willingly give here and there to get a scratch on their back when in a political voting year. It’s sheer madness. Some people are literally shocked to find out that their “war hero” is really against gun ownership, or that his wife is highly liberal endorsing same sex marriage. Let’s not forget the more than 20 years of being side by side with one time Democrat, recently converted to the Independent party- Joesph Liberman. Liberman was liberal true and true and when he and John McCain were appearing everywhere together eons ago I had a clue then to John McCain’s liberal leanings. Anyway, McCain has endorsed arming Islamic terrorist organizations that seek to kill us. He may play the “American Patriot” act in D.C and on camera  but his actions spell W-A-R- M-O-N-G-E-R at every turn. He’s a bigger flip flop than Romney was, and that’s saying a lot. McCain is worse than a RINO, he’s an Illuminati puppet and I’m sure this censure will have no effect on his career as he’s embedded deep and has been around long enough to know enough to continue on in his position. He clearly does not represent Conservatives here in Arizona and I personally voted against him his last Senate run, and would like to see him voted out and move out of this state! But beware whoever gets this guy living in whatever state he moves to!

John McCain has been Censured before, 2005, it didn’t work then and I’m positive it won’t matter now.

http://azconservative.org/2010/07/16/flashback-to-2005-republicans-denounce-mccain/

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1421461/posts

The Third Vatican Council that never was…or was it? #Hoaxthirdvaticancouncil

time-pope-francisThere is a saying, “Every lie has a bit of truth in it.” Or something like that. An N4TM reader sent me an urgent email concerning “The Third Vatican Council.” The things the “Pope said” within it were demonic, blasphemous, sacrilege, an abomination of the truth of God’s word; however, it turned out to be a grand hoax perpetrated on the pages of some blogger. It wasn’t the reader’s fault for believing the post to be true, because in fact when you read the post (read here * not an endorsement of blogger) much of what you read you instantly recall the Pope having said at one time or another in some form or fashion to the effect the blogger “quoted” him. At various times the Pope of today has said outrageous things like even those of no faith, “the atheist,” strives to be moral and can thusly be ushered into heaven based on good works. We’ve heard it or read it before. There were some things within the text that lent to a possible ruse. As I read, the author stated the Pope “pounded the podium” and “his voice could be heard a far off,” implying the Pope was yelling. I found that hard to believe, from what little I know of this current Pope he prides himself on restraint and humility so that seemed juxtaposed to his persona.

There was another claim in the Hoax post that was less fiction and more fact. The author quoted Pope Francis as saying “all religions are true and worship the same God.” Pope Francis may have not uttered those exact words but when you read the Second Vatican Council documents, written 50 years ago, you will discern as much. To read click here: http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/documents/vat-ii_decl_19651028_nostra-aetate_en.html

Here is an excerpt:

3. The Church regards with esteem also the Moslems. They adore the one God,  living and subsisting in Himself; merciful and all- powerful, the Creator of  heaven and earth,(5) who has spoken to men; they take pains to submit  wholeheartedly to even His inscrutable decrees, just as Abraham, with whom the  faith of Islam takes pleasure in linking itself, submitted to God. Though they  do not acknowledge Jesus as God, they revere Him as a prophet. They also honor  Mary, His virgin Mother; at times they even call on her with devotion. In  addition, they await the day of judgment when God will render their deserts to  all those who have been raised up from the dead. Finally, they value the moral  life and worship God especially through prayer, almsgiving and fasting.

Since in the course of centuries not a few quarrels and hostilities have  arisen between Christians and Moslems, this sacred synod urges all to forget the  past and to work sincerely for mutual understanding and to preserve as well as  to promote together for the benefit of all mankind social justice and moral  welfare, as well as peace and freedom.

4. As the sacred synod searches into the mystery of the Church, it remembers  the bond that spiritually ties the people of the New Covenant to Abraham’s  stock.

Thus the Church of Christ acknowledges that, according to God’s saving  design, the beginnings of her faith and her election are found already among the  Patriarchs, Moses and the prophets. She professes that all who believe in  Christ-Abraham’s sons according to faith (6)-are included in the same  Patriarch’s call, and likewise that the salvation of the Church is mysteriously  foreshadowed by the chosen people’s exodus from the land of bondage. The Church,  therefore, cannot forget that she received the revelation of the Old Testament  through the people with whom God in His inexpressible mercy concluded the  Ancient Covenant. Nor can she forget that she draws sustenance from the root of  that well-cultivated olive tree onto which have been grafted the wild shoots,  the Gentiles.(7) Indeed, the Church believes that by His cross Christ, Our  Peace, reconciled Jews and Gentiles. making both one in Himself.(8)

The Church keeps ever in mind the words of the Apostle about his kinsmen:  “theirs is the sonship and the glory and the covenants and the law and the  worship and the promises; theirs are the fathers and from them is the Christ  according to the flesh” (Rom. 9:4-5), the Son of the Virgin Mary. She also  recalls that the Apostles, the Church’s main-stay and pillars, as well as most  of the early disciples who proclaimed Christ’s Gospel to the world, sprang from  the Jewish people.” End of Quote

The Third Council is a myth. There has not been a Third Council; however, there has been a Second, and if you bother to read the documents concerning the Second Vatican Council; you’ll discover that the Second Council has reached many of their stated goals in blurring the line between religions and “gathering” all into the fold (RCC).

The Third Council Hoax Post- was it a Psy OP?

lovethefalse3rdVaticanpopemsg 1Of course it was. It may have been marketed as “Satire” but what really ended up happening was the intended result. The masses took a little bit of time to find it, it was published on 12-5-2013, I recieved my first email regarding it on 1-7-14. It took some time to garner a following, but soon it was tweeted and passed along on FB and reblogged by those people whom the message resonated.

People love the ideology of the fake Third Vatican Council.

Very few found it abhorrent and less recognized that everything quoted by the fictitious Pope of the Third Vatican Council was anti-Christ, anti-biblical, and down right evil.

So we have a picture developing. Data states that the people would willingly, and openly accept the claims made by the Pope were he to state publicly and openly what he probably whispers privately to his Jesuit bishops and Illuminati pals down the secret corridors of the Vatican.

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Stupid People Win & Lose over Christmas Holiday as Phil Robertson’s false teaching surpases importance over Sweeping Government Big Brother Bill #NDAA

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Phil Robertson’s dumb drama outside the Duck pond wins the attention of Mainline Christians and MSM while the Manchurian potus signed sweeping spy privileges for the bloated Government.

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Barry Sotero signed the “Budget Deal,” which is cover for the #NDAA 2014, in Hawaii.
http://www.examiner.com/article/obama-signs-ndaa-into-law-dismantles-bill-of-rights

Controversy Over 5th-Grader’s Religion Speech « CBS Tampa

Controversy Over 5th-Grader’s Religion Speech « CBS Tampa. (Fair Use)

TAMPA, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – A 5th grade student won first place after he gave a speech about the history of people using religion to justify murder, but was stripped of his title the same day by a school official.

Zachary Golob-Drake gave the speech to his class at the Patel Partnership School in hopes that he would be chosen to represent the school at the regional 4-H Tropicana Public Speech Contest, WFLA-TV reports. He was to deliver the speech Thursday morning to the entire 4th and 5th grades classes and two winners, one from each grade, were to be chosen to represent the school.

Golob-Drake said the assistant principal told him his speech was inappropriate before school was dismissed.

“She started talking to me about how she thought my speech wasn’t appropriate for 4th and 5th graders and she thought that probably I would have to rewrite my speech, take the religion out or not compete,” Golob-Drake explained to WFLA.

He told her that he would need to think about it at home. There is a brief paragraph on the Crusades, Genghis Khan and the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 in his speech. He ends it by encouraging the “Golden Rule,” saying that it would “make the world a better place.”

“She said to me probably the fairest thing to do is to take your ribbon,” Golob-Drake said.

He was crying when his older brother arrived at the school to pick him up. The assistant gave back the ribbon after his brother went and spoke to her, Rhonda Golob-Drake, their mother said. Rhonda Golob-Drake spent four hours on the phone with school officials, district officials and representatives from the Tropicana contest.

The school postponed the contest until Monday. Parents of 4th and 5th grade students will receive permission slips detailing all of the speech titles to let parents decide whether or not they want their children to hear the speeches.

School District Spokeswoman Tanya Arja told WFLA that school officials told her that the controversy wasn’t about the religious aspect.

“The concern was over the topic of mass murders,” Arja said. “Because these are 4th and 5th graders.”End of Quote

[] N4TM Commentary

How is any teacher ever going to teach about The Holocaust, Genocide in Dafur, Columbine? These were all mass murders. The spokeswoman would have been better off saying her real reason was because this young man was calling out the ills within religion, its justification of killing, versus saying it was over the topic of mass murders. She painted herself into a corner and everyone knows she’s lying. Maybe she’s trying to hide her bigotry, her animosity towards Christian faiths, or her plain ignorance of the topic. Bravo for this brave young kid thinking for himself. I did not hear the speech, but the fact that someone has been teaching him something of critical thinking is amazing. For a young man to be even tossing those ideas in his head and producing a thoughtful and provoking speech on it is commendable. If his parents own guns I suggest to those parents they have them put in a safe and lock the guns. We saw recently how the last speech and debate socialist turned out– Karl Haverson Pierson of Arapahoe High school.

Law enforcement personnel arrive at the high school in a military-style vehicle. “Pierson has been described as a dedicated and bright student from a religious family who attends Bible study meetings, leaving those that knew him shocked. “They’re just a normal middle-class family, like many of the families around here,” neighbour Diane Shea said. Thomas Conrad, who had an economics class with the gunman, described him as a very opinionated Socialist. “He was exuberant I guess,” Conrad told The Denver Post.”

Source: http://www.news.com.au/world/two-students-injured-in-arapahoe-high-school-shooting/story-fndir2ev-1226783250108

“I knew him and he was a self-described communist, not a democrat in the truest form. He was very intellectual and read a lot. His motives were described by his speech and debate teammate: “Karl half-jokingly threatened to kill Mr. Murphy, and Mr. Murphy got him suspended for saying that,” Redmond told the Daily News. “Karl wanted to go to the Air Force Academy and they don’t look positively on suspensions so (Karl) felt like Mr. Murphy had ruined his life.”

Source: (Comment Section) http://www.fireandreamitchell.com/2013/12/13/arapahoe-high-school-shooter-karl-halverson-pierson-leftist-strongly-gun-control/

“Pierson’s Facebook page, before it was taken down, was a window into the mind of the accused shooter. He wrote a lot about economics and politics, calling himself a “Keynesian” and jesting that neoclassic economic theory would not help fix the economy. He also used his Facebook to routinely mock Republicans like this, as quoted by the Denver Post:

“The Republican Party: Health Care: Let ‘em Die, Climate Change: Let ‘em Die, Gun Violence: Let ‘em Die, Women’s Rights: Let ‘em Die, More War: Let ‘em Die.

Is this really the side you want to be on?”

 One classmate described him as harmless but said he could get verbally aggressive and very heated when debating and discussing politics with teachers and student.

Read more at: http://www.heavy.com/news/2013/12/karl-pierson-arapahoe-high-school-shooter-colorado/

“But the librarian — accompanied by a janitor — had departed the school building as soon as the incident began to unfold, he said.

The janitor told CNN affiliate KMGH on Friday that the student was wearing tactical gear.

“It just looked weird,” Fabian Llerenas said. “He went in and I heard two pops. That’s when I knew. I said, ‘They are shooting in the school.'”

Llerenas said he called security and then escorted the faculty member out of the school.

Pierson had fired at the man but missed, Llerenas told KUSA.

“He was so shooken up, he felt the wind out of the shotgun just blow his hair out, but it didn’t hit him.”

The rampage might have resulted in many more casualties had it not been for the quick response of a deputy sheriff who was working as a school resource officer at the school, Robinson said.

Once he learned of the threat, he ran — accompanied by an unarmed school security officer and two administrators — from the cafeteria to the library, Robinson said. “It’s a fairly long hallway, but the deputy sheriff got there very quickly.”

The deputy was yelling for people to get down and identified himself as a county deputy sheriff, Robinson said. “We know for a fact that the shooter knew that the deputy was in the immediate area and, while the deputy was containing the shooter, the shooter took his own life.”

Pierson’s body remained inside the school until about 5 a.m. Saturday, when the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office removed it.

His mother was out of town on family business, but both parents have spoken with investigators, said Robinson, who added that the dead man appeared to have acted alone.

Police executed search warrants for Pierson’s car and his mother’s house and his father’s house, though Robinson would not say what may have been found.

Frank Woronoff told CNN he had known Pierson since they were freshmen together.

“He was the last person I would expect to shoot up a high school,” the high school senior said. “He was honestly incredibly humble and down to earth. He was a little geeky, but in a charming way.”

After it was clear that Pierson was no longer a threat, police escorted the school’s 2,000 students from the buildings. TV crews who by now had descended on the campus en masse showed dozens of students — their hands in the air — walking out of the school. Some stood in lines at a field, where they were patted down by police.

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For full article: http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/14/us/colorado-school-shooting/

The Holy Ghost Preparatory School should be indicted: Gay Teacher fired for seeking marriage license to 12yr partner

Here’s the breaking news via NBC 4 Los Angeles:IMG_0490.JPG SNNEWS gayparade

*N4TM Commentary to follow below

“High school teacher Michael Griffin was fired from his position at Holy Ghost Preparatory School in Bensalem on Friday after applying for a marriage license in New Jersey with his partner, a move that the school says “contradicts the terms of his teaching contract.”

Griffin, an alumnus of the private all boys liberal arts Catholic high school, had taught Spanish and French at the school for the past 12 years. He first  posted about his termination on Facebook Friday morning.

“Today I applied for a marriage license since NJ now has marriage equality,” Griffin wrote. “After 12 years together I was excited to finally be able to marry my partner. Because of that, I was fired from Holy Ghost Preparatory School today. I am an alumnus of the school and have taught there for 12 years. I feel hurt, saddened, betrayed and except for this post, am at a loss for words.”

Griffin says an email he wrote to school administration informing them of he and his partner’s plan to obtain a marriage license is what opened the can of worms and ultimately lead to his firing.

He says that he was blindsided by the school’s reaction and that his relationship with his partner had never been a secret to faculity and administration.

“I’ve been with my partner for more than 12 years, the entire time I’ve been teaching at the school,” said Griffin. “He’s been to numerous school functions with me, he’s even been to McCloskey’s house.”

When contacted for comment, the school’s headmaster, Fr. James McCloskey, said in a statement that Griffin’s termination was due to his obtaining a license to marry his same-sex partner, a violation of the school’s teaching terms and the contract that Griffin was under.

“At a meeting in my office yesterday, teacher Michael Griffin made clear that he obtained a license to marry his same sex partner,” McCloskey wrote in a statement obtained by NBC10. “Unfortunately, this decision contradicts the terms of his teaching contract at our school, which requires all faculty and staff to follow the teachings of the Church as a condition of their employment. In discussion with Mr. Griffin, he acknowledged that he was aware of this provision, yet he said that he intended to go ahead with the ceremony. Regretfully, we informed Mr. Griffin that we have no choice but to terminate his contract effective immediately.”

He believes this section of the teachers code of conduct is the one that led to his firing:

“That, although, the School welcomes teachers from other denominations and recognizes their rights to religious freedom, as employees of a Catholic institution, all teachers are expected to uphold lifestyles compatible with the moral teaching of the Roman Catholic Church.”

On Saturday, following an outpouring of support across social media sites,  Griffin posted another statement on his Facebook page:

“Thank you to everyone for all of your messages of love and support since yesterday,” Griffin said. “It is so overwhelming and my heart aches over everything that has happened. Holy Ghost helped form me to be the person that I am today. Even though I am no longer employed there, I wanted to share their mission and philosophy, because I feel like I have tried to make it my life’s philosophy as best I can, even now. I am trying to move forward with a peaceful heart and wish nothing but the best to my colleagues and students who mean the world to me.”

“I really did love working there, I went to school there, they formed who I am. I’m sure I’ll find employment at another school, hopefully rather sooner than later.” END QUOTE
Source: Gay Teacher Fired After Applying to Marry Partner

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[]N4TM Commentary:

This story came across my twitter feed this morning and I knew I would have to post this. Of course this story has many implications. The first thing you notice with NBC’s title is that a “Gay teacher” is being “Fired” for wanting to marry his partner; and, that immediately paints him as a “victim,” and his firing as socially unjust. Once you read the article and understand that the Gay teacher taught at a Catholic Private school other bells go off. First, the Catholic Church as an institution is going to come under fire for this, but wait, didn’t the Pope himself remove condemnation of Homosexuals just this year? Yes, yes he did. Then second, is there going to be a law suit which will attack private schools for discrimination, due to the firing of this gay man for seeking to marry his gay partner? Will all private schools now have to employ openly gay people, transgenders, etc? Thirdly, and most importantly in my opinion, was the downright absence of the POWER of the Holy Spirit in this “Holy Ghost Preparatory” school. The “victim” in this case states he is an alumni himself of this school and then taught at this school, and openly paraded his partner of 12 years at school functions and in front of the “headmaster” (principal). This is why in my title I called for an indictment of this school, because obviously there is no teaching of the bible, no exhortation happening for these young men to live godly, no clear cut teaching of sin and the unholy union of homosexuality to begin with. This school should not bear the name Holy Ghost. I am no defender of the false teachings within the Catholic religion, but clearly there are some teachings there that support and advocate the Sanctity of Life and also, unbeknownst to the current Pope (Francis) the Catholic church used to recognize homosexuality as a sin.

Despite what the young man in the image above believes (Matthew Vines), and all those homosexuals professing to be Christians and also gay, the Bible is very clear that homosexuality is a sin. The teacher in the story above was raised assuming in a Catholic home, went to a Catholic school, went on to earn his degrees to teach in the same Catholic school, and not once did he ever feel conflicted or convicted by the Holy Spirit that his behavior, his lifestyle, his lusts after other men were/are an abomination to the LORD? Clearly there was no gospel preaching, no good news taught about dealing with secret sins, nor about confessing your sins before a Holy and Righteous God in the school he attended or any of the so called Christians he communed with. He was so comfortable in his sin that he was “blindsided” by his firing since everyone knew he was openly gay! For that reason I call for an indictment of this school. The headmaster should be fired too!