THE SERVANT GENERAL
ASSAULTS ON FAITH, FAMILY AND LIFE
FORCING LGBT ON CHURCHES
February 23, 2017
LGBT activists are not just after the wellbeing of gays, but
ultimately want to impose their diabolical lifestyle on the
whole society and the world. To do that, they need to destroy
those who stand in the way. Foremost would be the Catholic
LGBT activist admits they want to force Ohio
churches to host gay ‘weddings’
COLUMBUS, Ohio, February 22, 2017 ( LifeSiteNews) At
the same time as Ohio legislators consider a bill to protect
the religious freedom of churches and pastors, a prominent
Ohio gay activist has admitted that her group does indeed
want to force churches to rent
their facilities to homosexuals for receptions, weddings,
dinners, and meetings.
surprising admission came as legislators are debating Ohio
Pastors Protection Act (HB-36). The bill would protect pastors
from forced participation in homosexual ‘marriages’
and allow churches to refuse to rent space for ceremonies
or activities “that do not conform” to the church’s
“sincerely held religious beliefs.”
sponsor of the bill, Rep. Nino Vitale, recently debated Alana
Jochum, executive director of the LGBTQ advocacy group "Equality
Ohio," on NPR.
Rep. Vitale explained to LifeSiteNews, "Basically, I've
been trying to get them to admit that they are going after
During the NPR interview, Vitale asked if churches should
be legally forced to rent to someone who wants to use their
facilities for something that's against their church's belief
"Yes," Jochum answered. That facility "should
be open to everyone."
Jochum pointed out that church facilities are often used by
the public for such things as voting, Boy Scout meetings,
AA sessions or wedding receptions. Therefore, Jochum said,
church facilities should be considered “public accommodations”
and fall under obligatory gay-inclusive “civil rights
Rep. Vitale concluded that Equality Ohio intends
to force churches to rent their facilities to groups that
oppose their beliefs.
"It's quite clear that
they're coming after churches," he told
LifeSiteNews in a phone interview.
Vitale added that Jochum said she believes “a religious
faith community does not have religious liberty on their own
The state caucus met Tuesday evening to decide how to proceed
with HB-36. They decided to "whip the vote," which
means they will tally each state representative this weekend
to find out how many support the bill.
"Basically, concerned Ohio citizens have until 4 p.m.
this Friday to call their representatives," Vitale told
LifeSiteNews. "If we don't get enough representatives
saying they support the Pastors Protection Act, the bill will
not come to the floor."
Critics say the gay takeover
move would not just affect homosexual "weddings."
Conservatives believe the bill's defeat would open
the door to any group, such as Planned Parenthood or a pro-euthanasia
group, to legally force a church to allow it to use its facilities.
Cleveland Right to Life's Molly Smith said that even if a
church sued to stop the gay bullying and won, "the legal
bill would be expensive."
Smith said the Pastors Protection Act is needed to affirm
that "pastors have the right to decide what activities
may take place in their church buildings and on their church
She told LifeSiteNews via email that homosexual activists
are "putting unbelievable pressure on anyone who is supporting
this common sense bill."