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Conservative ‘Christian’ Pastor Openly Calls For Executing All Gay People By Christmas Day (VIDEO)
AUTHOR: STEPHEN D FOSTER JR DECEMBER 3, 2014 12:41 PM
It sounds like a sermon that would be delivered in Uganda, but it’s actually from the mouth of an American pastor in Arizona.

Conservative “Christian” Pastor Steven Anderson openly called for executing every gay person in America during a Sunday Sermon at his church in Tempe, Arizona. He claimed from the pulpit that gays need to be put to death in the name of God by Christams Day in an effort to wipe out AIDS, even though AIDS is not a virus exclusive to the LGBT community. Anderson opined:

Turn to Leviticus 20:13, because I actually discovered the cure for AIDS. If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them. And that, my friend, is the cure for AIDS. It was right there in the Bible all along — and they’re out spending billions of dollars in research and testing. It’s curable — right there. Because if you executed the homos like God recommends, you wouldn’t have all this AIDS running rampant.

In addition, Anderson went on a hateful tirade about how gay people will never to allowed to step foot inside his church.

“No homos will ever be allowed in this church as long as I am pastor here,” Anderson declared. “Never! Say ‘You’re crazy.’ No, you’re crazy if you think that there’s something wrong with my ‘no homo’ policy.”

Here’s the video via YouTube.

Slowly but surely, conservatives are becoming more extreme in their anti-gay views. So much so, that some are now willing to endorse genocide in the name of God in a desperate bid to force their agenda of hate upon the nation. Despite the fact that the Constitution is the law of the land, conservative “Christians” like Anderson want to replace that document with the Bible.

The mass extermination of an entire group people is something the Nazis would be applauding. According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, conservatives are acting just like the Nazis did in Germany, from claims that homosexuality is a sign of the decay of the nation, to claiming that it’s a disease that can be “cured,” to calling for killing gay people.

Many in Germany regarded the Weimar Republic’s toleration of homosexuals as a sign of Germany’s decadence. The Nazis posed as moral crusaders who wanted to stamp out the “vice” of homosexuality from Germany…

Because some Nazis believed homosexuality was a sickness that could be cured, they designed policies to “cure” homosexuals of their “disease” through humiliation and hard work.

Thousands of gay people died in concentration camps under Nazi rule.

It sounds like Anderson is one of those who are posing as a “moral crusader” to push their hateful anti-gay agenda. And yet, conservatives have the nerve to compare liberals to the Nazis. If we continue to stand by and allow conservatives to take power in the United States, we may discover to our horror that similar Nazi anti-gay policies have been established under the cloak of religion.

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courage is our omnipotence

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A photo of a lone man with his arms folded as hundreds around him perform a salute in Nazi Germany has resurfaced.

The snap, taken in 1936, shows August Landmesser defying the status quo as he witnessed the launch of a navy training vessel in Hamburg.

Landmesser himself was not identified until 1991, the Washington Post reported, after one of his children saw the picture in a German newspaper.

The picture came to light again after a blog, launched to support the victims of Japan’s 2011 Tohoku earthquake, shared it on a Facebook page, presumably as a symbol of inspiration for those still suffering in the aftermath of the disaster.

The site, named Senrinomichi, says: “The road ahead is a long one, comprised of many small steps, the Japanese people will ensure that the journey is completed to the end.”

It also includes a quote by the Chinese philosopher Lao-tzu – “the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

A comment accompanying the Landmesser picture posted on Facebook said: “We know little else about August Landmesser, except that he had two children.

“By pure chance, one of his children recognized her father in this photo when it was published in a German newspaper in 1991. How proud she must have been in that moment.”

Landmesser was a former member of the Nazi party but came to oppose Hitler’s regime after fathering children with a Jewish woman.

He was found guilty of “dishonouring the race” under Nazi law and bravely revealed his rejection of the doctrine at the launch of the Horst Wessell at Blohm + Voss shipyard.

Landmesser and his wife, Irma Eckler, were jailed by the Gestapo and their children were sent to an orphanage.

He was freed from prison in 1941 but was soon drafted into the war. He was later declared missing in action and was presumed dead.

But his image and reputation remains as that of: “An example of individual courage and conscientious objection.”

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We all have the ability to be courageous. Choose – and it can be a difficult choice – to be different for the sake of principle

Don’t compromise – even when pressured – don’t go with the crowd for an easy life – BE YOU!

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An Amazing Gentleman – Ray Pierzchajlo

Years of horror made Auschwitz survivor’s humanity stronger
BY SHEILA PRATT, EDMONTONJOURNAL.COM JULY 22, 2012
Ray and two of his sons, from left, Jan and Karl.  Ray Pierzchajlo, 92  survived four years in the Auschwitz concentration camp. He was apart of the Polish resistance and when the Nazis came looking for his brother, he stepped up in his place.

A gentle giant of a man who just turned 92, there is inspiration in his life story, especially as his generation dies off and society begins to lose direct connections to those who survived the Nazi death camps.

For Ray Pierzchajlo, a four-year journey into hell began with a sacrifice he made at the front door of his family’s Warsaw apartment.

Facing the German secret police, he took his brother’s place.

On Dec. 5, 1941, the Gestapo came looking for his 14-year-old brother, who had been delivering flyers for the Polish resistance. Pierzchajlo, 20 at the time, pretended to be his brother, figuring the Gestapo would let him go when they realized their mistake, while giving his brother time to go into hiding. “I whispered to my mother, ‘Send him (my brother) away.’ ”

But the Nazis kept Pierzchajlo, and after three months in a Warsaw jail, he was shipped to Auschwitz. Just before he left, he smuggled a note to his father, who was being held in the same jail.

At the camp, prisoners were divided into different lines. Most Jews were sent to the gas chambers. Pierzchajlo, young and strong, joined the lines for forced labour.

With the number 12632 tattooed on his arm, he worked alongside other political prisoners, Jews and Gypsies, barely alive on thin soup and bread full of sawdust.

Through his barracks window, he watched Nazi guards shoot hundreds of Jews, Poles, Russians and Germans as they walked out of a nearby “death barracks.”

Then, in 1942, the trains filled with Jews began arriving. They were systematically killed in the gas chambers in the nearby Birkenau extermination camp, built in 1941. It is estimated between 1.2 million and 2.5 million died at these two camps, mostly Jews but also Poles and Gypsies. Pierzchajlo remembers the smoke from the chimneys and the terrible smell.

“It was terrible watching the Jewish people being slaughtered in gas chambers,” he recalls. “I could not believe what the Nazis were doing.”

Most prisoners lived only a few weeks in Auschwitz.

“But I survived one week, then another. Then I was determined to make it through this and I wanted to take revenge on the guards.”

Eventually, he got a job in the camp carpentry shop, which helped him survive the harsh winters. A devout Catholic, Pierzchajlo recalls the prisoners occasionally organized a clandestine mass after the guards locked the barracks at night. A priest among the prisoners led the service, though it was dangerous. They knew they’d be shot if discovered.

But faith is what sustained Pierzchajlo.

Tears well in his eyes when he recalls the moment of liberation on April 23, 1945. By then, he’d been moved out of the camp to work in a bomb factory. When the Allies began bombing, the factory was abandoned and the prisoners were put on a forced march. The destination was a quarry where they would be killed.

Weaker prisoners fell at the side of the road and more than 100 were shot, Pierzchajlo recalls.

Then one day, over a hill, a tank appeared. Many feared it was the Russians.

But a U.S. soldier poked his head out the top of the tank.

After the war, Pierzchajlo was reunited with his younger brother, who had survived the war in hiding.

Both later came to Edmonton, where Pierzchajlo and his wife, Jadwiga, eventually had careers as school teachers.

Looking back, Pierzchajlo counts his blessings — his four children, Richard, Karl, Jan and Megan — and 10 grandchildren.

“It’s like a miracle, the good Lord looking after a sinner like me,” he says.

His son Karl was always impressed with his father’s resilience and upbeat outlook on life, given his experiences.

“I cannot recall a time when my Dad complained about anything, he’s such a positive guy,” says Karl. “This experience made him stronger and closer to God, more spiritual, not negative — and that’s amazing.”

Like many survivors, his father didn’t talk much about Auschwitz and “we didn’t pry,” says Karl. But in the last few years, Pierzchajlo has been telling the story to get it on the record.

By the time the war ended, he’d seen enough killing and brutality, and lost his desire for revenge against the German guards. “It just evaporated,” he says.

But how was it possible to keep that sense of the goodness of humanity when he had been surrounded by so much evil?

“I’ve always said, ‘If you are a good person and treat people like you should, there would be no problems.’ ”

There was another small miracle. In 1945, after the war, the authorities in Warsaw opened a massive grave of prisoners executed by the Nazis. His father’s body was found, identified by the note Pierzchajlo had written to him just before leaving for Auschwitz. It was perfectly preserved in his shirt pocket.

Shortly after the war, Pierzchajlo was travelling by train when a pregnant woman fell between two carriages. He heard her screams and pulled her out. The husband was so grateful and wanted to be friends, and even asked Pierzchajlo to be godfather to his children. The man told him he had been a top Nazi official in the area.

Still, Pierzchajlo agreed.

“The human race got crazy,” he says about those terrible years. “But in the end, a person is a person.”

His wife of 64 years, Jadwiga, died last year. A few days after the funeral, Karl took his father back to his apartment, worried the old man would be lonely.

“He was sitting in that very same chair, looking out the window and smiling. I said, ‘What are you smiling at?’ And he replied, ‘I’m thinking about how lucky we are.’ ”

spratt@edmontonjournal.com

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July 24, 2012 · 11:38