The World Congress of Treacherous Families

Who needs these treacherous busybodies? Paul claims he cut off his penis and balls so he wouldn’t be tempted to have intercourse. Having NO SEX is his ideal. If you have to masturbate, best USE a woman’s body, because it is a sin to spill your seed outside. Paul says marriage and having children is futile because the world is coming to an end. He missed the mark. The world didn’t end. There was no Rapture.

Christians are experts at creating an ARTIFICIAL CRISIS. Jesus gave no lessons on marriage. Paul says slaves should remain slaves. Rush Limbaugh is god-like. Sane people are terrorized by evangelicals who want to take a good look at your crotch area. We fear we may have a neighbor like the dude in pic, who aches to plug holes in people. Note the Bible. Rendering people SUB-HUMAN is what Christians do best, because sub-humans make good targets. I should know. This is why my neighbors were dismayed when I called the police. They ached to get their hands on a sub-human – and lock him up!

If Paul were alive he would be wangling away, trying to become the leader of ISIS. The human beings that are flocking to Paul, are not concerned about getting advice on what they should do, or not do, with their penis  and vagina. They’ve heard DOOMSDAY is coming. They want to – SAVE THEIR ASS!  Paul does not say anal sex is not a alternative. Were homosexual concerned about the End of Days?

This is Religious Terrorism! During the Inquisition a million people were kidnapped and tortured. A man in Eugene was kidnapped and tortured. When Krista’s lover said I should be locked up, in front of Kim Hafner who worked at the Johnson Unit, and thus knew there was no reason to lock me up, constitutes a real threat, and conspiracy.

You will find my letter from Homeland Security in this post. There exist no Constitutional Law that gives anyone religious permission to harass and terrorize anyone.

John Presco

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/02/world-congress-families-russia-gay-rights/

https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/05/16/how-world-congress-families-serves-russian-orthodox-political-interests

Hacked emails show how the American-run World Congress of Families advanced Russian political interests in Europe while offering Russian Orthodox oligarchs an entry point into U.S.-based Christian evangelical networks.

https://www.registerguard.com/news/20190114/eugene-man-and-two-juveniles-arrested-for-kidnapping-torturing-man

https://rosamondpress.com/2017/11/10/homeland-security-buck-2/

Do not look for a wife. 28 But if you do marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. But those who marry will face many troubles in this life, and I want to spare you this.

29 What I mean, brothers and sisters, is that the time is short. From now on those who have wives should live as if they do not; 30 those who mourn, as if they did not; those who are happy, as if they were not; those who buy something, as if it were not theirs to keep; 31 those who use the things of the world, as if not engrossed in them. For this world in its present form is passing away.

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Corinthians+7&version=NIV

Were you a slave when you were called? Don’t let it trouble you—although if you can gain your freedom, do so. 22 For the one who was a slave when called to faith in the Lord is the Lord’s freed person; similarly, the one who was free when called is Christ’s slave. 23 You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of human beings. 24 Brothers and sisters, each person, as responsible to God, should remain in the situation they were in when God called them.

Concerning the Unmarried

25 Now about virgins: I have no command from the Lord, but I give a judgment as one who by the Lord’s mercy is trustworthy. 26 Because of the present crisis, I think that it is good for a man to remain as he is. 27 Are you pledged to a woman? Do not seek to be released. Are you free from such a commitment? Do not look for a wife. 28 But if you do marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. But those who marry will face many troubles in this life, and I want to spare you this.

29 What I mean, brothers and sisters, is that the time is short. From now on those who have wives should live as if they do not; 30 those who mourn, as if they did not; those who are happy, as if they were not; those who buy something, as if it were not theirs to keep; 31 those who use the things of the world, as if not engrossed in them. For this world in its present form is passing away.

32 I would like you to be free from concern. An unmarried man is concerned about the Lord’s affairs—how he can please the Lord. 33 But a married man is concerned about the affairs of this world—how he can please his wife— 34 and his interests are divided. An unmarried woman or virgin is concerned about the Lord’s affairs: Her aim is to be devoted to the Lord in both body and spirit. But a married woman is concerned about the affairs of this world—how she can please her husband. 35 I am saying this for your own good, not to restrict you, but that you may live in a right way in undivided devotion to the Lord.

36 If anyone is worried that he might not be acting honorably toward the virgin he is engaged to, and if his passions are too strong[b] and he feels he ought to marry, he should do as he wants. He is not sinning. They should get married. 37 But the man who has settled the matter in his own mind, who is under no compulsion but has control over his own will, and who has made up his mind not to marry the virgin—this man also does the right thing. 38 So then, he who marries the virgin does right, but he who does not marry her does better.[c]

39 A woman is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, but he must belong to the Lord. 40 In my judgment, she is happier if she stays as she is—and I think that I too have the Spirit of God.

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/02/world-congress-families-russia-gay-rights/

https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/05/16/how-world-congress-families-serves-russian-orthodox-political-interests

Hacked emails show how the American-run World Congress of Families advanced Russian political interests in Europe while offering Russian Orthodox oligarchs an entry point into U.S.-based Christian evangelical networks.

In September 2014, the World Congress of Families representative in Russia, Alexey Komov, was contacted by a young woman who had spoken at a congress in Moscow on “Large Families: The Future of Humanity” a week earlier. Upon her return, she wrote, she had been harassed by American authorities. She was worried:

Since I returned to the USA, I have been living a nightmare in terms of finding myself—to my surprise—intimidated and harassed by the local authorities (first Homeland security in Houston, then Houston Police Department, EMS!) trailed by numerous cars when I leave my house and when I return, even at night, under surveillance elsewhere, and otherwise having my personal space bizarrely impinged upon, not only when I drive my car, but when I ride my bicycle. Absurd. I have reason to believe my Internet and cell phone use have also became the object of scrutiny. I realize the seriousness of what I am reporting and am scandalized and horrified to think what all this may imply.

The “Large Families” forum had already led to diplomatic conflict. The forum was initially organized by the influential World Congress of Families (WCF), an American-based Christian evangelical organization. An SPLC-designated anti-LGBT hate group, the WCF is dedicated to halting the spread of LGBT rights overseas in the name of the defense of the “natural family,” which they define as a husband and wife and their biological children. Since increasing its presence in Russia around 2011 after hiring Komov as a regional representative, in 2014 the WCF was planning its annual congress in Moscow. Like every year, the congress would unite anti-LGBT activists and politicians from all over the world.

But in February 2014, Russia’s invasion of Crimean territory in eastern Ukraine put a damper on those plans. The country was torn by protests in response to then-Ukrainian president Viktor Yakunovych’s decision to withdraw from an agreement with the European Union (E.U.) and move closer to Russia economically and politically. The situation eventually devolved into a full-blown civil war. The E.U. and the United States faced off against Russia’s desire to expand its influence and territory in Ukraine. As retaliation after the Crimean invasion, the U.S. and E.U. decided to sanction the high-level individuals who had been involved in the invasion, in which many WCF allies and backers soon found themselves embroiled.

For fear of American sanctions, the WCF’s American leadership publicly dropped its affiliation to the congress. Despite WCF officially pulling out, behind closed doors, a nearly identical conference was held the same day with a similar program, similar attendees, and — initially — the WCF listed as organizers. It was even attended by WCF communications director Don Feder and late managing director Larry Jacobs. Though Komov mentioned the WCF were organizers in the media, Jacobs maintained it was not.

As a new look at a trove of emails released in 2014 by the Russian hacker collective Shaltai Boltai (Humpty Dumpty) reveals, the 2014 Moscow Congress was just the tip of the iceberg. WCF’s involvement in Russian geopolitics runs deep and led to a collaboration that gave Russian Orthodox oligarchs apparent access to the powerful American Christian evangelical political machine.

“Persecutions against Christians in the West will soon begin”

Komov has been the WCF’s representative in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (formed by 10 former Soviet Republics) for close to two decades. An influential man, he is deeply intertwined with various key figures within the Russian Orthodox Church. The young woman who wrote him was hoping he could help her with some advice, despite “the delicate situation in which our countries, quite unfortunately, find themselves.”

After speaking to her, Komov emailed Konstantin Malofeev, one of the Russian Orthodox oligarch who bankrolled the “Large Families” forum in Moscow. As the founder of the investment company Marshall Capital, Malofeev heads the largest Orthodox charity in Russia, St. Basil the Great, which has a budget of over $40 million. Komov leads one of its charities. Both Komov and Malofeev are intimately tied to various facets of Russian politics, and Malofeev has a hand in everything from media to technology to security.

In his email to Malofeev, Komov suggested they bring the young woman’s case to trial in the U.S., fearing that her story revealed that “open persecutions against Christians in the West will soon begin.” To do so they could put the powerful American Christian evangelical apparatus in motion:

“Can discuss the plan of action with Brian [presumably, Brian Brown, who would become the president of the WCF but was then head of WCF ally National Organization for Marriage] to start? We can attract our best lawyers from the Alliance Defending Freedom or HLSDA, start collecting signatures under the appropriate petition all over the world through CitizenGO and launch a large-scale campaign in the press about this egregious case. It can turn out to be an excellent nationwide campaign, the guys from Personhood deal with such cases. If you do not answer with dignity, then they will break down and terrorize the entire American movement. What do you think?”

The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) is the most powerful Christian Right legal group in the U.S. and known for its recent case before the Supreme Court representing a baker who refused to provide service for a gay couple. The SPLC designates the ADF as a hate group.

After Malofeev expressed skepticism at the authenticity of the young woman’s story, the men decided to run a background check on her. Based on the results, Komov abandoned the idea of a legal case, believing the young woman to be a plant. “Having carefully studied the profile of our martyr I am almost sure that she is sent to us,” he wrote Malofeev.

The World Congress of Families is a United States coalition that promotes Christian right values internationally.[2] It opposes same-sex marriage, pornography, and abortion, while supporting a society built on “the voluntary union of a man and a woman in a lifelong covenant of marriage”.[3][4][5][6] WCF comprises organizations in several countries, and most of its member partners are strongly active campaigners for pro-life positions and specific Christian views on marriage that oppose same-sex marriage.[7] WCF was formed in 1997 and is active worldwide, regularly organizing “large international ‘pro-family’ conventions”.[8] Its opposition to gay marriage and abortion has attracted criticism.[9] It was added to the list of organizations designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center as anti-LGBT hate groups in February 2014 for its involvement with the 2013 Russian LGBT propaganda law and opposing LGBT rights internationally.[10][11][12][13]

Background[edit]

Allan C. Carlson, President of the Howard Center for Family, Religion and Society, initiated the congress on the basis of article 16c of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, saying: “The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the state”.[14] According to WCF, its purpose is to “stand up for the position of the traditional family, in a time of eroding family life and declining appreciation for families in general”. The coalition defines “the natural family” as the “union of a man and a woman in a lifelong covenant of marriage”[15] and works with other organizations such as the World Family Policy Center at Brigham Young University (BYU) to promote its views.[16] The Human Rights Campaign called WCF “one of the most influential groups in America promoting and coordinating the exportation of anti-LGBT bigotry, ideology, and legislation abroad” and stated that their international conferences comprise “the most fringe activists engaged in anti-LGBT extremism”.[8][17] According to the HRC, the WCF and its affiliates are also linked to anti-LGBT advocacy in numerous countries, including on the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Act, the Russian LGBT propaganda law, and Nigeria.[8]

The WCF is controversial for its opposition to legal protections on the basis of sexual orientation,[18][19] opposition to same sex marriage,[20] and support for policies against homosexuality in Russia.[21] It was added to the SPLC’s list of active hate groups in 2014. The WCF responded to hate group designations by publishing a report addressing the 25-plus accusations made by the SPLC and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), including their labeling the WCF as a hate group.[22] In response to the WCF report, Ty Cobb, director of HRC Global, said “WCF’s explanations do little to mask its record of anti-LGBT rhetoric or those of organizations it partners with around the world.”[22]

History[edit]

Since 1997 the WCF has held its major conferences in Prague (1997) with 700 visitors,[23] followed by Geneva (1999)[24] with 1,600 visitors,[25] Mexico City (2004) with 3,300 visitors,[26] Warsaw (2007)[27] with 3,900 visitors,[28] Amsterdam (2009),[29] Madrid (2012),[30] and Sydney (2013).,[31] Budapest (2017)[32]

The meeting in Warsaw in May 2007 was to be addressed by Ellen Sauerbrey, at the time head of the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, which provoked a letter from 19 Members of the European Parliament demanding that she should not go.[3][33] Ambassador Sauerbrey addressed the opening session of the Warsaw congress which was said to be the largest-ever gathering of international pro-family forces.[34]

The 2009 conference in Amsterdam met with some controversy when the government minister André Rouvoet addressed the congress despite requests from other Dutch Parliamentarians that he should not do so.[35] Their local offices were defaced with paint, obscenities and anti-Christian slogans by unknown vandals, but the WCF said they would not be intimidated by radical opposition. The WCF comprises Christian, Islamic, and secular leaders, and the Chief Rabbi of the Netherlands was scheduled to speak at the conference.[36]

Following initial planning in 2010,[37] the WCF sponsored the July 2011 Moscow Demographic Summit, which formulated a communique calling on governments to develop “a pro-family demographic policy and to adopt a special international pro-family strategy and action plan aimed at consolidating family and marriage, protecting human life from conception to natural death, increasing birth rates, and averting the menace of depopulation.”[38]

In London in 2012, the WCF were refused permission to hire out the facilities of the Law Society for an event entitled One man. One woman. Making the case for marriage for the good of society,[39] and had to find an alternative venue.[40]

Prior to the 2013 WCF conference, Sydney politician Alex Greenwich sought to ensure that the conference comply with anti-discrimination legislation.[41] One of the reports presented to the conference said that children raised in two-parent families do best at school.[42]

In 2013, Mark Kirk, the Republican Senator for Illinois revoked the WCF access to a Senate meeting room in the U.S. Capitol.[43]

In February 2014, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) included WCF in their listing of anti-gay hate groups.[10][11][12][44] As of August 2014[update] The WCF partners listing includes several groups that are also listed as anti-gay hate groups by the SPLC, including American Family Association, Family Research Council, and Americans for Truth About Homosexuality.[45][46]

In August 2014, the WCF held a regional conference in Melbourne Australia[7][47] that was met with protests.[48][49][50] The Senate of Australia passed a motion to condemn the conference after several MPs and government ministers announced their intention to speak at the conference and four successive venues refused to host the conference.[51] [52] Federal social services minister Kevin Andrews was noted by the Senate as a recipient of the WCF’s “Natural Family Man of the Year” award.[51][53] Four of these ministers later pulled out of the conference because the conference was hosted by the controversial Christian group Catch the Fire.[54][55][56] Kevin Andrews, who was the international ambassador for the 2013 conference, has been promoted as the international ambassador for the World Congress of Families.[a] After the conference, Andrews asked the WCF to remove a reference to him as “international ambassador” from their promotional material.[61]

The 2014 WCF conference was scheduled to be held in September in Russia,[62] and is being promoting as “the ‘Olympics’ of the international Pro-Life movement supporting the Natural Family”.[63] Because of the situation in the Ukraine and Crimea, planning for the conference was suspended.[64][65]

Larry Jacobs was invited to Russia to advise Russian Orthodox leaders in setting up Christian right coalitions that unite Protestant Evangelical and Roman Catholic groups opposing legalized abortion.[66] Larry Jacobs has been a strong advocate of the Russian LGBT propaganda law, commenting that “The Russians might be the Christian saviors of the world”[67][68] The coalition stated “Russia, with its historic commitment to deep spirituality and morality, can be a hope for the natural family supporters from all over the world”[69] Jacobs commented that “The Kremlin used to be a no-no for conservatives,” but added “We’re going to redeem that building.”[70]

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