Meet Georgia Pastor Kenneth Adkins who said about the Pulse massacre, he had “been through so much with these Jacksonville Homosexuals that I don’t see none of them as victims. I see them as getting what they deserve!!”
BRUNSWICK, Ga. | In a matter of an hour, a jury of three men and nine women found Kenneth Adkins guilty Monday of eight child molestation-related charges stemming from his sexual relationship with a teenage girl and boy at his church seven years ago.
The controversial, anti-gay pastor showed no emotion as the verdict was read. He will be sentenced April 25. Georgia has strict mandatory minimum sentencing laws; and because Adkins, 57, has a prior record, there’s a possibility he will never again be a free man.
Then there’s the three christian stalwarts from the Georgia Legislature.
22 months after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry, North Carolina Republican lawmakers have filed a bill nullifying all marriages between people of the same-sex. The bill, which is unconstitutional, falsely invokes the 10th Amendment and claims the Supreme Court has no jurisdiction over marriage. It also falsely claims the Supreme Court has no jurisdiction over the Christian Bible.
The “Uphold Historical Marriage Act,” known as HB780, says, “the ruling of the United States Supreme Court not only exceeds the authority of the Court relative to the State of North Carolina and a vote of the People of the State on an issue pertaining solely to the State of North Carolina and the People of North Carolina but also exceeds the authority of the Court relative to the decree of Almighty God.”
It then quotes Genesis 2:24, “a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”
HB780 “declares that the Obergefell v. Hodges decision of the United States Supreme Court of 2015 is null and void in the State of North Carolina.” It also declares that marriages “whether created by common law, contracted, or performed outside of North Carolina, between individuals of the same gender are not valid in North Carolina.”
Alabama’s been busy, busy, busy.
A church in Alabama is seeking to create its own police force with the same power as local law enforcement — and just got one step closer.
Last week, Alabama’s Senate Judiciary Committee voted to send SB 193 to the Senate for a full vote. If enacted, the law would allow Briarwood Presbyterian Church to assemble, employ, and enable its own police force under the state’s nonprofit corporate law.
The church, which is located 10 miles south of downtown Birmingham, is home to a K-12 school and theological seminary. Leaders are claiming that the house of worship needs its own police to protect its 4,000 some members and 2,000 students and teachers, NBC News reports.
The bill even has its own sponsor, Senate Majority Leader JT “Jabo” Waggoner, one of the longest-serving members of the legislature.
Yes! Let’s make the wall of separation between church and state a rickety picket fence. Meanwhile, at the ranch,
“the ACLU is arguing that the legislation unconstitutional.”
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — As governor, Robert Bentley would quote the Bible before the Alabama Legislature and say that God had elevated him to the State Capitol. In his dermatology practice, in the city where he was a Baptist deacon, he sometimes witnessed to patients. And when he was a first-time candidate for statewide office, his campaign headquarters were often filled with volunteers from local churches.
This is a state that knows well how mixing faith and politics can lead to disappointment. When Mr. Bentley on Monday resigned from office and pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors in the wake of the sex scandal that ended his 50-year marriage, his downfall reflected both enduring and contemporary challenges for evangelical voters.
To many of the conservative Christians who unexpectedly propelled Mr. Bentley, a Republican, into power, his demise was a dispiriting setback in an age when they feel their values are under siege.
Not to put too fine a point on it, but this was the third in a Republican Jesus trifecta of multiple ethics violations involving Alabama Lawmakers. Speaker Mike Hubbard, and Chief Justice Roy Moore who loves him some homosexuals and some 10 commandments.
You’d think being all “godly” would keep them from doing the wrong things, but evidently it’s better to be forgiven than to get permission.