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Petition to all those who signed Emma Winters's petition against Sister Jane Dominic's lecture

Stand up for Catholic Beliefs

       Sister Jane Dominic was invited into the Charlotte Catholic community and  it is the duty of the students to treat her with the utmost respect. She shared with us the beauty of masculinity and femininity, and how this affects each of us as we grow and develop. She soon entered topics very controversial, yet topics that need to be taught. This is our platform.          We the students of Charlotte Catholic High School, acting on our Catholic beliefs, are declaring a formal objection towards all those who have signed Emma Winters's petition viciously attacking Sister Jane Dominic and Father Kauth for the lecture which took place March 21, 2014. We are disheartened that the topics talked about are being debated within a community where the shared faith teaches us what is truly holy and that anyone would stand up against a nun, who has given her life for the Lord, and blatantly deny God's teachings. What we believe in and stand for are as follows: I. We believe that every human regardless of gender, race, or sexual orientation, should be treated with love and respect. II. We do not approve of homosexual marriage or activities, because we understand that it is against the Holy Bible.  III. We accept homosexual men and women into our community with open arms. IV. We understand that all of creation sins and that sin is not limited to the homosexual community.    V. We love all of God's beautiful creation and do not intend to harm anyone. VI. We state that we have the intelligence to comprehend that Sister Jane Dominic did not condemn homosexuals. VII. We understand that Sister Jane Dominic did not say nor infer that masturbation or the absence of a parent in the home will absolutely cause one to become homosexual. Rather, she said that by partaking in masturbation will lessen one's masculinity and that through the absence of a parent in the home, one will have a greater risk of becoming homosexual.  VIII. We believe that it is important to discuss these topics so that the young people of today may better understand righteousness and God's divine will.   IX. We believe that it is premier to spread the truth and unite the Catholic Church so that our posterity may have a truer and more deeper understanding of God's perfect plan for our lives. X. We believe that the Charlotte Catholic High School administration only intends to do us well and it holds the right to call us to assembly for what it believes we should hear and know.  XI. We understand that it is our duty as Catholics to do our best to keep sin from entering the world.          Finally, we state that Jesus has already overcome sin and that no matter the outcome of this topic the Catholic Church has already administered to this  and the right answer may be found through her or God.  By signing this petition you can help spread the truth and help stand up for righteousness' sake.  "Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness'sake: for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven."       Matthew 5:10 If you doubt the Holy Bible and its teaching on homosexual activity please read further.  "You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; its an abomination."       Leviticus 18:22 " 2358 The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God’s will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord’s Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition. 2359 Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support of disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection. 2360 Sexuality is ordered to the conjugal love of man and woman. In marriage the physical intimacy of the spouses becomes a sign and pledge of spiritual communion. Marriage bonds between baptized persons are sanctified by the sacrament."        Catechism of the Catholic Church The purpose of this petition is to help our misguided brothers and sisters in Christ to better understand our Catholic beliefs given to us by Almighty God.

Jack Denton
2,576 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Los Angeles International Airport

LAX: get rid of the Chick-fil-A

We are looking for a passionate starter to take ownership of this petition. Sound like you? Start here. A report came out recently that showed that Chick-fil-A is still bankrolling anti-LGBTQ causes. Five years ago, they vowed to “treat every person with honor, dignity, and respect-regardless of their beliefs, race, creed, sexual orientation and gender.” Guess what? It wasn’t true. This report showed that it sent hundreds of thousands of dollars to anti-LGBTQ organizations in 2015. Just recently, Chick-fil-A lost two airport deals in the last few weeks over this news. We have to keep the momentum going forward: if the Los Angeles International Airport - one of the most traveled through airports in the US - were to end its contract with the restaurant, that would encourage other airports to follow suit and make our voices heard that we won’t stand for hate-fueled chicken. The Chick-fil-A foundation sent more than $1 million to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which has a strong anti-LGBTQ message. “Homosexual activity” is strictly prohibited among staff and volunteers. The Human Rights Campaign rates Chick-fil-A a zero on LGBTQ inclusive policies. Not only did Chick-fil-A not live up to its promise to stay inclusive, but they are vehemently anti inclusion based on their donation record. Send the message to LAX: get rid of Chick-fil-A now.

Campaigns Lab
1,274 supporters
Started 4 days ago

Petition to Massachusetts House Committee on Ways and Means, Aaron Michlewitz, Elizabeth A. Malia, Denise C. Garlick, John Barrett, III

Allow a gender "X" on Massachusetts drivers' licenses

Massachusetts recently voted on a bill that would allow the option of selecting an "X" in place of "M" or "F" on a drivers license. This bill was passed by the Massachusetts Senate, but was denied in the House because Representative James J. Lyons, Jr. of Essex added 25 amendments to it, each of which would add a different option for gender in addition to “X” – such as “cisgender female,” “neutrois” or “androgyne,” all of which refer to various permutations of gender. The bill is now sitting in the Massachusetts House of Ways and Means without a sponsor to reintroduce it. Eleven other US states already have laws in place allowing the option of a gender "X" on drivers' licenses. Massachusetts, being one of the more liberal states in the country, has already voted to uphold laws defending the right to use the public bathroom which most closely matches one's gender identity, and it recently became the sixteenth state to ban forced conversion therapy for LGBTQ+ minors. Approving this law would be yet another step in the right direction for Massachusetts, and would prove to LGBTQ+ citizens that they are cared about and valued as members of the community. Representatives Aaron Michlewitz (House Ways and Means Chair), Denise C. Garlick (House Ways and Means Vice Chair), Elizabeth A. Malia (House Ways and Means Assistant Vice Chair), and John Barrett, III have all previously sponsored or co-sponsored bills relating to the LGBTQ+ community. Now, Bill S.2213 has been sent to the exact committee that all three of the aforementioned representatives are part of. If anyone can bring this bill back to the floor by sponsoring it, it would be one of them, so join me in asking these representatives to represent what the people of Massachusetts want!

Liz Noman
97 supporters