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Lawmaker Threatens Tax Status of Boy Scouts for Excluding Gays

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A southern California lawmaker has proposed taking away the tax-exempt status of the Boy Scouts of America if it continues to exclude gay, bisexual and transgender people from its ranks.

State Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) has introduced legislation that would remove state tax-exempt status from any group that discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

“SB 323 seeks to end the unfortunate discriminatory and outdated practices by certain youth groups by revoking their tax exemption privilege should they not comply with our non-discrimination laws,” he said.

A senate committee is scheduled to vote on the bill Wednesday.

For more, including what the Boy Scouts say about the bill, click here.

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  • rosefaciane

    How unfair is it going to get? The Gays have rights that take the rights of others! How fair is this? They go too far; as far as take the rights of Believers away, who know that the God of the Bible abhors such a filthy and abnormal act of perversion. If God of the Bible (if He is not compromised and preached falsely) calls Adultery, Fornication an abomination, then there's no difference for those who choose to commit this abomination called Sodomy; deriving from Sodom.

  • rosefaciane

    Really, has it gotten that bad now that children are being drawn into this and made examples of; who have parents that follow the teachings of the Bible. Because they know and because they know, they believe in the God of all Creation and man. In and out of obedience are they doing what is required of them by God and commanded; to train up their children in the way that they should go; that fathers (thank God for godly fathers who are still in the home); are teaching, and bringing up their child and/or children in the admonition of the Lord. How sad that this has become a crime. Are there that many people blind? Is it that many people who have become hardened against Him who called it all into being? Real!

  • rosefaciane

    Do you not see that prophesy has been fulfilled, that says, man will come to call right wrong and wrong right? It seems we have! And if so, don't you think it's time to repent and let God be God and let the truth take its course and put this abomination in its place, and stop making the men and women of the Holy God, the monsters. There is nothing about us that makes us homophobic or any other phobic. We stand for the Lord Jesus Christ, Yeshua the Messiah and the Gospel He commissioned we take into all the world. Calling sin what it is. James 4:17 says, Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.

  • rosefaciane

    And we know that death is the wages of sin. But as it is written in Psalms 53:1, THE fool has said in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, and have done abominable iniquity; There is none who does good. But I have one even better! Matthew 18:6-7, But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea. "Woe to the world because of offenses! For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense come!"

  • rosefaciane

    I could go on all day about this matter! Repent and know that He is God; 2 Peter 3:4, "Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for an hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat?" Matthew 5:17-19, this is Yeshua, the Messiah speaking who is also called Jesus Christ. "Don't think that I have come to abolish the Torah or the Prophets. I have come not to abolish but to complete. Yes indeed! I tell you that until heaven and earth pass away, not so much as a yud or a stroke will pass from the Torah — not until everything that must happen have happened. So whoever disobeys the least of these mitzvot (commandments) and teaches others to do so will be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven. But whoever obeys them and so teaches will be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven. For I tell you that unless your righteousness is far greater than that of the Torah-teachers and P'rushim (Pharisees), you will certainly not enter the Kingdom of Heaven!"

  • rosefaciane

    Does this sound like God is okay with sin? He hates sin! He will not expect anyone who is unrepented of their sins. Revelations 21:7-8, He who wins the victory will receive these things, and I will be his God, and he will be my son. But as for the cowardly, the untrustworthy, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those involved with the occult and with drugs, idol-worshippers, and all liars — their destiny is the lake burning with fire and sulfur, the second death."
    The homosexual claims God made them what they are…blasphemy! But do they really believe that heresy? They know better! Remember this! Every knee is going to bow one day and every tongue is going to confess Yeshua, The Messiah Lord. Even those who say he doesn't exist and gives themselves titles that label them rejecters, rebellious, sin seekers, know He is God, Adonai, the One who is and will always be forever God!

  • rosefaciane

    There's nothing normal and God approved about men sleeping with men and women with women. Romans 1:20-2:1-6; 1Corinthians 6:910; Revelations 19 through 22. We don't have to go to the First Covenant, the Second Covenant, known as the New Testaments speaks as clearly against such sin.
    Where are the rights of those who calls, "Sin, sin?" Why do we have to be silent? The laws of this land were given to protect the Church, not the opposite. If this lifestyle or orientation was correct and approved by God, then why all the lies? They are given the right to adopt innocent children! How is that? If a mother and father were found abusing drugs or neglecting a proper environment for their children who is by birth and blood theirs. That child or children would be removed. This lifestyle does equally, if not more, damage to these children given to them in adoption to be raised in an environment that is clearly not normal. It would not only corrupt right morals but create another world within our world that is far from what God intended it to be.

  • rosefaciane

    And we think ourselves all the more better for condoning this atrocity. We can expect serious consequences soon to come upon this nation; as was demonstrated for every one of that time, the now times, and those to come.

    Sodom and Gomorrah have been described as two great cities in the Book of Genesis and other religious texts such as the New Testament. According to the Biblical sources God destroyed these two cities as there were too few righteous men in the cities and it had become a hub for evil or irreligious activities. Thus the cities were destroyed by the wrath of God. Sodom is a word that you find in the modern dictionary and it means unnatural sexual acts. So they have been cursed places even after so many years. What we known about these cities is that they were a part of the Cities of Plain. There were five cities that comprised the Cities of Plain such as Gomorrah, Sodom, Admah, Zoar and Zeboim.

  • framingraymond

    Mr. Lara I dont know how you were brought up. But I sure dont think you should be a lawmaker in the state of Ca. I am truly digusted with you and people like you to be in office making laws. I take it you must not believe in God or moral values. How dare you as a public office rep. think and vote for gays, athiest and transgenders. It appalls me that you are in office. All I have to say I wish I could start a pettion to get you kicked out of office and everyone else like you.