Skip to comments.U.S. attorneys complicit in arrest of Christians?
Posted on 01/05/2005 12:12:14 AM PST by JohnHuang2
Wednesday, January 5, 2005
TESTING THE FAITH
U.S. attorneys complicit
in arrest of Christians?
Source says homosexual government lawyers advised Philadelphia police at 'OutFest' event
By Ron Strom
Homosexual attorneys from the U.S. Justice Department Civil Rights Division not only attended a large homosexual event in Philadelphia last year, but they advised police on the scene who arrested 11 Christian protesters, says a source within the agency.
According to the Justice Department employee, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, a number of agency attorneys from Washington, D.C., attended the October "OutFest" event, and, he says, they therefore are not likely to take up the cause of the five criminally charged Christians who believe Philadelphia officials violated their civil rights.
As WorldNetDaily reported, on Oct. 10, the group was "preaching God's Word" to a crowd of people attending the Philadelphia event and displaying banners with biblical messages.
After a confrontation with a group called the Pink Angels, described by protesters as "a militant mob of homosexuals," the 11 Christians were arrested and spent a night in jail.
Eight charges were filed: criminal conspiracy, possession of instruments of crime, reckless endangerment of another person, ethnic intimidation, riot, failure to disperse, disorderly conduct and obstructing highways.
None of the Pink Angels was cited or arrested.
After a preliminary hearing in December, Judge William Austin Meehan ordered four of the Christians to stand trial on three felony and five misdemeanor charges. If convicted, they could get a maximum of 47 years in prison. One female teenage protester faces charges in the juvenile justice system.
"Some of the lawyers in [the Civil Rights Division] participated in the gay-rights march," the source told WND, referring to the OutFest event. "They participate in those kinds of marches."
Because of that participation, the source thought there would be a "conflict" with the homosexual attorneys, saying they would not be too eager to help the Christians who protested at OutFest.
The Justice source said he estimated between 10 and 11 percent of the attorneys in the Civil Rights Division are homosexual.
He said he believes the protesters were charged with ethic intimidation "at the recommendation of some of our attorneys who were at the march."
Continued the Justice employee: "They advised the police as witnesses, not as legal counsel, but as witnesses who may have observed what happened."
Supporters of the defendants, known as "the Philadelphia 5," have encouraged concerned Americans to contact the Department of Justice to urge officials there to take action against the city of Philadelphia for allegedly violating the civil rights of the protesters.
A notice on the Repent America website
states, "Encourage the U.S. Department of Justice to get involved by contacting Chief Albert Moskowitz in the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division at 202-514-4540, and Chief Shanetta Brown-Cutlar in Special Litigation at 202-514-6255."
A general e-mail address is listed on the department's website for contacting the agency.
The Justice Department source said some attorneys there have tried to get more homosexual lawyers into the agency.
"The attorneys who are gay here are trying to encourage more diversity," he said. "But there's no quote or anything."
Brian Fahling, senior trial attorney for the American Family Association's Center for Law & Policy, is representing the Christian defendants. He was not surprised that Department of Justice attorneys may have attended OutFest.
"Actually, that wouldn't surprise me because they're not all political appointments," he told WND. "There would be some who would be career civil servants from the Clinton administration."
Fahling said it was "always a possibility" that the sexual orientation of Justice attorneys could bias them against the Philadelphia 5. Even so, the attorney believes if enough public pressure is put on the Department of Justice, officials there will take action against the city of Philadelphia.
"With a sufficient amount of pressure, something will happen," he said. "We're going to continue to press in that direction."
Fahling said it was "mind-numbing" that his clients potentially could be facing 47 years in jail.
"It's clear that the facts don't matter in Philadelphia," he said, "so there's going to have to be outside intervention" from the Justice Department.
Fahling said that at the preliminary hearing in December, the Philadelphia city prosecutor in the case, Charles Ehrlich, attacked the defendants as "hateful" and referred to preaching the Bible as "fighting words," a characterization, the law group says, with which Judge Meehan agreed.
Charges were dropped against six of the 11 Christians, apparently because they were not seen quoting Scripture on the videotape.
The ethnic intimidation charge stems from Pennsylvania's "hate crimes" law to which the newest "victim" category of "sexual orientation" was recently added.
A video of the arrest, provided by the Center for Law & Policy can be seen here [Windows Media].
Before a trial begins, the 'judge' has already decided quoting the Word of God, upon which he swore his oath of office, is 'hateful' and consisted of words sodomites consider 'fighting words'.
Every living and breathing Christian knows same gender sex is an abomination according to the Holy Trinity!!!
Check out.....Repent America
Thanks! Disgusting. Yah, Bush, whats there to be giddy about again at this inauguration?
The pretender American and Vatican 'leadership' of the Roman Catholic Church is supportive of homosexuals. Their silence born in hell.
Protestant America appears to be more concerned about protecting their tax-exempt status than shouting to the rooftops about the atheistic control of government, which is incrementally padlocking Christian belief from God Almighty as 'hateful'. Satan is determined to erase Christianity - to blot out basic principles upon which our great country was founded.
Silence by those who have a duty to God to speak out - to demand the government abandon its shameful attack on God fearing men and women who stood up to redeem homosexuals from their path to eternal damnation - that insidious silent surrender in the face of evil is a defeat of our cherished Christian American heritage.
Lastly, orthodox Jewish America fails to understand that an attack on the Christian Bible is also an attack on the Torah.
Jesus taught respect for the Old Law. Christians have the same reverence for the Books of Jewish Prophets as they do the Books written by His chosen Apostles who witnessed the works and teachings of Christ Jesus. An attack on Christian beliefs is inextricably an attack on the Jewish faith.
The courts would give a lesser sentence if they assaulted or killed someone.
Dont think that Bush will do anything to protect or defend these Christians. Rumsfeld complies with an ACLU order to remove the boy scouts from meeting on Air bases and Powell believes that Kofi is the best thing since sliced bread. Bush is an eletist and believes that he is above this.
"Clinton. Bush. There is no difference."
I couldnt agree with you more!
Philly outrage ping!
The wag in me is tempted to say that they are either on Christopher Street in NYC, or in the Castro district of SF.
But in all seriousness, they have long ago compromised with an agenda which is inimical to Catholic faith and morals - and to NOT speaking out agaist abominations such as this.
I can assure you that our "Bishops" will do nothing to speak up for the laws of God in any way - and certainly not if they were to risk their cushy lifestyles, money and social status. But we have known that for some years now, as most of the US Bishops are in material heresy, and by their words and actions have shown that they have apostacised from the faith.
The only "real" Bishops we have had are the good, ostracised ones like the late Austin Vaughn of NY - who was arrested numerous times for protesting in front of abortuaries. who card naught for the opinions of his confrers.......only for that of Christ.
He truly "walked the walk - and talked the talk".
The DA's office must have been on drugs. Time for the U.S. Dept. of Justice to intervene, by investigating the violation of civil rights of these individuals.
They either can't imagine or can't accept the fact that survival is at stake. Maybe they think that they will be persecuted, harrassed and that it will end there. It doesn't.
To make matters worse, they seem to think that fighting for their survival is somehow an un christian thing to do.
Thanks for the ping.
This would be a good thread to post the Homosexual manifesto.
Anybody out there got a link handy?
If you want on/off the list let me know.
What a lovely country we now live in (at least, in certain "blue" areas).
Militant, nasty, filthy, obscene, violent fags can get away with murder. Christians at the same event get arrested.
May God have mercy on this country.........but darned if I know why He should any more.
Ah, nothing like intolerant homosexual attorneys...
Hmmm, I may have to change my screen name after that last remark. :-)
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