Petition to Arnold W. Donald, Carnival Cruise Lines
ELLEN DEGENERES STOP ANTI-CHRISTIAN DISCRIMINATION
Dear Mr. Arnold W. Donald, CEO Carnival Corporation: Sir, there are scores of millions of Bible-believing Christians that have ancient and proud beliefs and traditions regarding family life and personal conduct. We are good, honest, and upright people; however, daily we find ourselves facing an ever increasing and intrusive onslaught against our faith, creed, values, core beliefs and mockery against our God whom we know is Jesus the Christ (Yeshua) by the media, music industry, corporations, foundations, lobbyist-bribed politicians, and ever more egregious entertainers and celebrities who are the pitchmen and priest of anti-Christian discrimination, heteronormative bigotry, and militant homosexism. Corporations and big businesses like yours support groups that demean and humiliate us, and we can no longer hold our peace. Our scriptures teach us to be wise stewards of our money and resources. This kind of Biblical wisdom must be bereft in the corporate and major not-for-profit foundation boardrooms of America. Evidence of our assumption is the huge sums of money given to groups like Black Lives Matter (BLM) that have fomented chaos and racial conflict all over America. Not only has corporate and foundation money caused conflict between all of God's children but has made religious intolerance, homonormative bigotry, and reverse racism fashionable. This week corporations like yours did major harm to the entire Christian community because Carnival Corporation fund Black Lives Matter and the Ellen Degeneres Show which has cruelly and sadistically defamed, libeled, harassed, slandered, and economically punished a beautiful Christian minister and Gospel chanteuse extraordinaire --the Rev. Kim Burrell. In particular, Ellen Degeneres, whom you do business with, coldly and unjustly caved in to Black Lives Matter (in particular Mr. Deray McKesson) bullies whom falsely accused Rev. Burrell of being an anti-homosexual bigot whom they libelously misrepresented one of her sermons as gay-bashing—instead of respecting her freedom of religion and freedom of speech. As a result of Ellen's anti-Christian beliefs fueled by her listening to only homosexual activists, she took a McCartyite-like homonormative micro-aggressive stance against Burrell. In Ellen’s effort to fight one alleged discrimination (homophobia) she embraced another discrimination (anti-Christian hatred); thus, she cancelling Rev. Kim Burrell's appearance on her show. Ellen’s acquiescing to militant homosexuals made matters worse—as what happens whenever reason yields to the angry clamor of a mob. Following Ellen’s lead countless persons and organization began attacking Rev. Burrell, therefore, the show you sponsored stoke fires of hatred and intolerances of anti-believers and Christians nationally—this is all over social media where most people get their news and information. Some of those have gone as far as to threaten Rev. Burrell and others. From our vantage point, someone in the business realm whom finances this anti-Christian intolerance must be brought to heel. We have determined that Carnival Corporation should feel the anger of the Christian community. However, Carnival Corporation can make amends by having Ellen Degeneres apologize to Rev. Kim Burrell and help her repair her life that is in tatters, or face an organized boycott and public education campaign about your corporations infamous history of discrimination against many communities. We tolerated the blistering excesses and insults of the Obama years, but this era will end soon. We pray that God touches your heart to feel something for the Rev. Kim Burrell who has received countless death threats from people who watch the Ellen show or harbor anti-Christian hatred financed by big business. Perhaps, you might not feel anything for the sentiments of mere Christians, but you do care about your corporate bottom line, dividends, market share, and negative publicity. No one knows what to expect of the present market, but you can rest assured that you will face economic reprisals via boycotts if you do not cease and desist unconditional support of the Ellen Show or other anti-Christian entities. With God all things are possible. Yours, Christians for Rev. Kim Burrell (CKRM)
Petition to Boyd County KY Sheriff's Department, Bobby Jack Woods (Boyd County, KY Sheriff), Kevin Sinnette, Robin Webb
Boyd County, KY Sheriff's Deputy David White is Unfit for Public Service and Must Be Fired
Deputy David White, a sheriff's deputy with the Boyd County Sheriff's Department, was found to have posted several offensive, xenophobic and racist posts on his facebook page. These actions were brought to the attention of the Sheriff's Department, and they gave him the 'maximum disciplinary action allowed by policy' which is a mere 24 day suspension without pay. Below is a link to the article by WSAZ news: http://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Boyd-County-Sheriff-reacts-to-controversial-post-allegedly-made-by-deputy-sheriff-411714995.html The "Muslim holler monkey" post is not the only offensive post that was on his facebook page. He also posted a picture that depicted a pig sodomizing a Muslim as he kneels to pray, as well as a picture of someone weilding an assault rifle, while pouring out a bottle of grape soda and standing over a burning bucket of fried chicken, which are blatant racial stereotypes. His facebook profile is no longer active, as far as can be determined, but the offensive pictures have been saved as evidence if needed. The actions on the part of this deputy make it evident that he does not possess the required temperament or tolerance to hold a position of authority or public service. He is a threat to our community, and his actions are red flags attesting to potential abuse of power, conflict of interest, blatant racism and religious intolerance. The actions of this deputy would not be tolerated in any other workplace, and would assuredly be met with termination of employment. His being a public servant, he and the Boyd County Sheriff's Department should be held to a far higher standard of human decency. Anything short of this deputy's termination is an injustice, and creates the possibility of future issues. This petition seeks to demand that the Boyd County Sheriff's Department terminate his employment as this deputy has demonstrated that he is unfit to be a public servant. Boyd County Sheriff Bobby Jack Woods can be reached by the following: Phone: (606) 739-5135 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 558, 2900 Louisa Street, Suite 1 Catlettsburg, KY 41129
Petition to Iowa State House, Ako Abdul-Samad, Greg Forristall, Kevin Koester, Mary Mascher, Brian Best, Terry Branstad
Stop HF 261- Iowa 2017
Tell the Iowa House of Representatives that you do NOT support the Human Resources sub-comittee bill HF 261 that would take away religious exemptions. No matter what side of the isle you are on there is a strong argument NOT to support this bill. Mary Mascher, as a Democrat you can't only stand up for the right of the mother to have an abortion, you must also fight for the mother's rights over her child after it's born! And for the Republicans supporting this bill, you were elected by conservatives who don't appreciate you encroaching on the religious rights this country was formed on. As a Christian, you must believe that God made his creation perfect, with the abilities to heal itself and keep itself free from disease if properly nourished. Conservatives should not be forced to inject our children with hazardous chemicals that we can't prove the long run safety of or aborted DNA cells which can also be found in a lot of vaccines. Are you really going to force people who have religious convictions to take their children out of school? Then try to make homeschool considered "private" school with vouchers so that their only option is to move out of the state of Iowa!?Romans 12:2 "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." If you believe in God and Creation, then take comfort in the idea that your body is created in God's image, meaning that you are a perfect healing being as is He. If you believe in evolution and Darwinism, then take comfort in the idea that your body is the result of millions of years of evolution that have given you a successful, proven DNA blueprint for preventing sickness and disease -- long before vaccines and western medicine ever came along. No matter what your philosophical approach, either way you still believe that your body is an amazing self-healing organism. And that's good news because it means you already have the blueprint for powerful healing. No matter which side of the vaccine debate or the political isle you are on there is a strong valid argument not to support this bill. This petition was drawn up by All Natural Mom's & Dad's of Central Iowa on behalf of the parents of Iowa.
Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Paul Ryan, Donald Trump, United States Supreme Court
Demand the United States government both recognize/endorse Asatru as a Religion
Paying one's respects through worship, honoring those responsible for humanities first breath should NEVER be impeded. Unfortunately, Asatru ( along with many other forms of Paganism) have seen nothing but absolute discrimination from the United States government. Our ability to practice religion unimpeded and without prejudice is a Constitutional right. America's most sacred text clearly states NO person shall EVER be deprived of such right. That said, legitimacy for our beliefs should be recognized immediately!
Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, President of the United States
Reform the U.S. Constitution
Have another constitution convention similar to 1787. Revise or dispose of the current U.S. constitution using Ideals we believe in today. Let everyone vote on the Bill of Rights and even the wording of the document. We need to restructure this Historic piece of paperwork. There are too many groups that were not considered when constructing the original. Now we see different views from today's people on race, religion, and other social issues. The Constitution needs to created by the people, for the people. Through this revision we can also tackle other political issues such as the 2nd amendment and even our current election processes and terms. Our four fathers point of view are so different from where our country is today.
Petition to Benjamin Netanyahu, Lieutenant General Gadi Eizenkot, Avigdor Lieberman
Release Rivka: Young Ethiopian Immigrant Held in Israeli Prison Without Trial
Rivka Yeshayhu is a 21 year old Ethiopian-Israeli, a dedicated daughter and sister who works hard to support her family. Rivka lost her father at a young age and her mother was in a serious car accident that left her permanently disabled. Being the oldest sibling, Rivka had to grow up quickly to ensure the family’s needs were met. She worked full time to support her mother and siblings and accompanied her mother on all of her appointments. Rivka’s mother is not fluent in Hebrew and is often ignored by the staff at government offices. Rivka accompanies her to ensure that she is taken care of and can continue to collect her disability benefits. In late 2016 Rivka received a draft notice from the IDF (Israeli military) informing her that she was being called upon for mandatory duty and that she was to report to an absorption center. Considering her family situation, coupled with the fact that she is religious, Rivka figured that she would not have to serve. She obtained the necessary paperwork to receive an exemption but found the forms to be extremely complicated and was not able to submit them before the deadline. Shortly after that she received another draft notice and this time she appeared at the absorption center and explained her situation to an IDF official. The official told her that she would have to go to Israel’s Central Rabbinate for a document stating that she is religious and therefore qualities for an exemption. Rivka went through the necessary steps and submitted the paperwork. Nervous after not hearing back for several weeks she mailed in the forms again. Finally she received a notice to appear at the IDF headquarters. She hoped that this time she would finally be receiving her official exemption. On April 3rd, 2017 Rivka appeared at IDF headquarters with her mother but instead of being given an exemption she was arrested on the spot and sent to military prison for the crime of Draft Evasion. The officials had not received her paperwork. They apparently considered a bureaucratic mixup on their part to be equivalent to willful draft dodging even though she had appeared at army headquarters of her own volition. Rivka has no criminal record and she works hard to support her mother and siblings. Now that Rivka is in prison her family has no means of supporting themselves and her mother is worried that she will lose her meager disability benefits with Rivka not there to translate for her. The family is on the verge of being evicted from there apartment and they are struggling to put food on the table. It’s been over a month since Rivka was taken to prison and she has yet to stand trial or even receive a bail hearing. She was forced to spend the Jewish holiday of Passover in prison due to the fact that the court has not yet given her the opportunity to enter a plea. If convicted, Rivka will likely receive several additional months of jail time along with mandatory military service. Such a situation would leave her family destitute with no means to provide for themselves. Israeli officials refuse to comment on the situation. The Israeli Rabbinate has called for reforms to the exemption process, requesting that the Rabbinate have the ability to directly send letters affirming religious status to the IDF. This would cut out the step of the exemption candidate having to mail in additional paperwork themselves, reducing the amount of forms lost in transit. Given Israel’s notorious bad postal service, it makes sense. In the meantime Rivka remains in prison, forced to complete hours of military exercise and to stand at attention several times a day while she is screamed at and ridiculed. This otherwise happy and bubbly girl has become a shell of her former self. Rivka’s story has received little to no coverage in the Israeli press. Considering that the country is known for it’s problem with racial discrimination against the Ethiopian community, the lack of coverage comes as no surprise. Ethiopian Israelis are twice as likely to be arrested, often accused of crimes they didn’t commit. Israel has a long history of institutionalized racism against its Ethiopian citizens, a community of over 100,000. Many Ethiopian Israelis are refusing to serve in the IDF as conscientious objectors to protest institutionalized racism and police brutality. Rivka definitely believes that racism played a major factor in her arrest. Other Israeli girls who have been arrested for draft evasion in the past were speedily released with a mere warning. Those cases grabbed more attention and the government felt pressured to grant clemency quickly. Barely anyone is speaking up on Rivka’s behalf. Please sign our petition to pressure Benjamin Netanyahu, IDF officials, and the Israeli government to release Rivka from prison immediately. It is clear that Rivka never intended to evade the draft as she reported to Military Headquarters whenever she was summoned. Her family desperately needs her home. Rivka’s release will also be an important victory for Israel’s Ethiopian community as well, showing them that their struggles are not being ignored. Your voice matters, let’s speak up and stand up against racial and religious discrimination in Israel and return Rivka to her family who desperately needs her.
Petition to Secretary Rex Tillerson, US State Department
Designate Pakistan as a Country of Particular Concern
Despite recommendation from the United State Commission on International Religious Freedom, Pakistan has not been designated as a Country of Particular Concern by the U.S. State Department. Pakistan has a horrendous history of religious freedom abuses, including the continued existence of Blasphemy Laws. (Photo taken by our partner Centre for Legal Aid Assitance & Settlement)