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Monday, December 31, 2007

The 2007 National Hall of Shame

Pacific Justice Institute Announces "National Hall of Shame"

As we prepare to look back on 2007, the Pacific Justice Institute has identified a few of the worst instances of hostility toward faith, family and freedom.

1. CA Governor signs SB 777 which allows public school children to arbitrarily choose whether they should be treated as a boy or a girl.

2. Hate Crimes Bill (HR 1592) which could criminalize speech by clergy. In a mischievous attempt to have it signed into law, the bill was later inserted into a massive, unrelated defense appropriations bill which includes higher pay for the military and better healthcare for wounded soldiers.

3. Sacramento Public Library Authority Board refuses to ban internet access to pornography. Viewing of this state subsidized access to pornography is in areas where children are present.

4. Yolo County Clerk issues "Certificate of Inequality" to gay and lesbian couples on Valentine's Day. The certificate says, "I issue this Certificate of Inequality to you because your choice of marriage partner displeases some people whose displeasure is, apparently, more important than principles of equality." The certificate concludes with, "May the God of your choice bless you."

5. School attempts to censor God out of private yearbook ad. To wish their son well upon his graduation, the parents submitted an ad that included the phrase "may God bless your life."

6. Public high schools in California have Cross-dressing Day as part of School Spirit week.

7. Over 100 students suspended in Sacramento area schools for wearing t-shirts which quote a Bible verse.

8. Supreme Court refuses to review City of Oakland's removal of an employee flier because the term "natural family" was deemed homophobic.

9. A CA Assemblywoman, Sally Lieber, with no children of her own, introduces legislation to ban spanking. She says she got the idea from a law professor at the University of San Francisco, who pointed to European bans on spanking.

10. Red Cross refuses donations of Bibles to California fire victims.

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