MORAL WATCH: INDICATORS Part VI
35 INDICATORS of America’s Moral Condition
This work focuses on 35 Indicators to show that direction in which our Nation is heading. The follow meter rating is for the purpose of following trends. Scale is each Moral Indicator (MI) is based on .1 to .9 with higher numbers indicating a worst condition – all multiplied by 3.176
Secular Agenda: .88
The ‘Secular Agenda’ is roughly defined as the goals of worldly nations or nations which do not place godly religious values and commands as its model. The Secular Agenda is more than a separation of church and state; it is a willful quenching of all that is commanded by Christ Jesus and replacing it with humanism and “philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ (Col. 2:8).”
Though few truly see it or care, the secular agenda is that which was prophesied, “that in the last times many will abandon the faith in Jesus Christ and follow deceiving spirits and teachings that come from demons (1 Tim. 4:1);” that is the programs of “powers of this dark world and of spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms (Eph. 6:12).” Of course, not all these agendas are out right wicked, or else they would be easier seen for who is behind them. And many worldly programs are charitable and well-intended for ‘the greater good,’ the poor, and for a ‘sustainable’ world. But there is control and corruption that goes very deep in these programs.
For example, many argue that though the Clinton Global Initiative does many good things around the world, it also has been used to funnel funds into political elections, political agendas and quid pro quo arrangements. Another example, a goal of the Nazi regime under the likes of Martin Bormann, Heinrich Himmler and Adolf Hitler was to destroy Christianity in Germany and substitute it with paganism and National Socialism and control by an oligarchy. In 1941, Bormann said, ‘National Socialism and Christianity are irreconcilable’ and that ‘we can do without Christianity.’ In fact, during the Nazi regime and after WWII Christianity declined rapidly in Germany, until now there are few Lutherans and other Christians remaining.
There is this spirit and dogma that Christianity is for the poor and ignorant. There is a replacement by secular dogma and doctrine from ‘we have been bought with a price; therefore honor God and do not be enslaved by the ways of the world (1 Cor. 6:20; 7:23),’ all individuals should have free ‘CHOICE’ or the choice to freely do whatever they want with their life and body as long as they do not harm or take from another. Thus, such things as abortion and religion are options to each individual; and therefore, teachings such as cosmic and biological evolution and same-sex marriage over take the truth of creationism and traditional godly marriage.
Possibly the best places to find what the particulars of the ‘Secular Agenda’ are would be to look at the United Nation Agendas, large corporate goals, and even the Democratic Platform. According to the United Nations, ‘Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment…’
The UN continues, ‘Agenda 21 addresses the pressing problems of today and also aims at preparing the world for the challenges of the next century. It reflects a global consensus and political commitment at the highest level on development and environment cooperation. Its successful implementation is first and foremost the responsibility of Governments. National strategies, plans, policies and processes are crucial in achieving this…’ Over 170 nations signed in agreement to 350 page Agenda 21st Century – to this ‘virtuous green path’ introduced first at a Stockholm UN conference as ‘human environment’ in 1972 and again as ‘sustainable development’ at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro (1992).
Other agendas include ‘Population Control,’ as introduced by the Club of Rome’s work, The Limits to Growth (1972), and at various UN ‘Population Conferences’ such as Cairo (1961), Belgrade (1965), Bucharest (1974), Mexico City (1984), and Cairo (1994). Hillary Clinton was at the 1995 Beijing conference promoting abortion-on-demand and reproductive health as ‘a human right.’
Note that the UNFPA (United Nations Fund for Population Activities) has been the leading distributor of billions of condoms and contraceptives, and a supporter of abortion and China’s one-child policies. In 1979, the Fund gave $50 million to the Chinese State Family Planning Commission; and also funded in part Vietnam’s two-child policy. Earlier in 1968 the International Labour Organization established a ‘family limitation mandate.’
In 1979, the UN General Assembly established the CEDAW, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. This was not for the promotion of pro-mother goals, but as stated in a 1998 statement, against the ‘cultural overemphasis on motherhood and family roles for women.’
Later the UN launched its UN Millennium Summit (2000) with its ‘Millennial Development Goals (MDG).’ The 8 MDG include to ‘promote gender equality,’ ‘universal primary education,’ ‘ensure environmental sustainability,’ and establish and keep ‘a Global Partnership for Development.’ Universal education aids children through UNESCO, but also promotes evolution teaching. Although the Environmental Sustainability program seeks rescue ‘100 million slum dwellers,’ it also desires to regulate nation’s resources from UN controlled groups.
Part of the ‘gender equality’ goal is seen in the UN ‘Free and Equal’ program, ‘Free & Equal is a United Nations Campaign for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Equality.’ The UN has used their World Bank and IMF as leverage to coerce nations into this agenda. For example, it has threatened African nations that it would withhold funds if they did not decriminalize same sex relations. Ironically, in the late 18th century and early 19th, many African nations had decriminalized homosexuality, but after WWII and after AIDs epidemic reinstituted such laws. As late as 1966 same-sex marriage was criminal in the U.S., Canada and Russia; now they are legal in nearly every non-Muslim nation.
The 2016 Democratic Party Platform ‘as approved by the Democratic Platform Committee’ includes many secular and UN agenda goals such as ‘Guaranteeing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights’ and that they will ‘fight for comprehensive federal non-discrimination protections for all LGBT Americans… (including) the right to marry (for) …same-sex couples.’ The Democratic Platform also supports common core education and evolution, without any fight for creationism.
Obama’s administration was hand in hand with the UN agenda, and more so, signing Hate Crime legislation his first year in office; supporting and promoting same-sex marriage which was legalized in his second term; appointing pro-choice and pro-gay supreme court justices; struck down the DOMA; and followed UN environmental initiatives. His hate crime bill is one step away from Canada’s hate speech legislation, which can land ministers in jail for using anti-homosexual scriptures in public.
Additionally, the Obama Administration welcomed and supported with funds and executive orders on: LGBT workplace discrimination, GLAAD, GLAAD Wrap LGBTQ entertainment news, GLSEN, transgender bathrooms, Just the Facts about Youth and Sexual Orientation (a manual for ALL public schools), eliminated most of the presidential executive orders still in effect when he took office, LGBT pride month, ended ‘Don’t ask don’t tell’ in favor of pro-homosexual military laws, hiring discrimination laws to include homosexuals, funded the Global Equality Fund (LGBT), condemned and prevented conversion therapy by organizations such as NARTH, made the Stonewall Inn a monument, and in their words ‘made a record number of openly LGBT appointments…’ to the government.
Giant corporations such as AARP, Aetna, Alcoa, Allstate, American Airlines, American Express, Anheuser-Busch, Apple, AT&T, Bank of America, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Borders, BP, Capital One, Cardinal Health, Chase, Chevron, Chrysler, Citigroup, Coca-Cola, Dell, Delta, Disney, Ford, Gap, General Mills, General Motors, Google, Home Depot, IBM, ING, Johnson & Johnson, Macy, Mass. Mutual, McDonalds, Microsoft, Nationwide, New York Life, New York Times, Nike, Olay, Pepsi, Progressive, Sears, Shell, Starbucks, Target, and Visa, recognized ‘equal rights for all,’ and ‘gay and lesbian’ civil union partners with no opposition.
Now the UN Agenda 2030 moves further with ‘leave no one behind.’ And many American politicians and leaders have shown with most of EU’s and the world’s nations favor a One World Government type platform.
Supreme Court Laws: .88
Following is from: https://thetruthsource.org/path-to-same-sex-marriage-part-ii/
“In 1947, Alfred Kinsey, an atheist scientist and bisexual, founded the Institute for Sex Research. His 1948 book, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male was at the top of the best-sellers list. In 1953, he released Sexual Behavior in the Human Female. By 1955, the American Law Institute published a new edition of their Model Penal Code. Several pages of the Code cited Kinsey’s research; and the new code drafted by the notable organization of lawyers and judges was a significant move for sexual orientation laws.
The 1955 Model Penal Code moved for states to repeal their sodomylaws and ‘criminal penalties for consensual sexual relations conducted in private.’ At that time homosexual conduct was a felony in all 50 states. In 1957, the ACLU stood with homosexuals pleading for due process. That year the Wolfenden Report came out in England; influenced by Kinsey, it recommended eliminating criminal penalties for private consensual acts. Also, in September, Eisenhower signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1957. The Act established a Commission on Civil Rights, criminal punishments, and issued ‘equal protection’ especially for African American rights to vote.
In 1961, Illinois adopted the Model Penal Code; then other States followed. In 1963, Medgar Evers, field secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), was assassinated in June. Before President Kennedy was assassinated in November 1963, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was proposed in Congress. The Act made racial discrimination in public illegal. Then on April 4th 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated; a week later on April 11th 1968, Congress passed U.S.C. ‘Section 245’ of Title 18, Chapter 13 – ‘Civil Rights.’ In essence, Section 245 was the first piece of federal hate crime legislation; or as the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 states: “Section 245… has been the principal Federal hate crimes statute since its enactment. This section prohibits the use of force or threat… or to interfere with ‘any person because of his race, color, religion, or national origin…’.”
In 1965, came the first major pro-homosexual victory, when the Court of Appeals overturned the District Court’s previous decision in Scott v. Macy. Scott, backed by the ACLU and the Mattachine Society appealed and the Court agreed that the government could not disqualify someone based on their sexual orientation. In 1973, the Ninth Circuit Court found in favor of a San Francisco gay organization, the Society for Individual Rights vs. Hampton. The Court overturned the Civil Service Commission’s anti-gay policy. That same year, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force was founded to combat antigay discrimination.
In 1986, in Bowers v. Hardwick, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a Georgia sodomy law which even criminalized homosexual acts between consenting adults in private. In 1990, the Senate passed the Hate Crimes Statistics Act requiring the Department of Justice to collect and publish data on crimes against race, religion, ethnicity, and sexual orientation; two months later President Bush signed the bill into law. In May of 1998, President Clinton signed Executive Order 13087, protecting homosexual Federal civilian employees.
In October of 1998, Matthew Shepard died after being beating by two men and left to die. The Human Rights Campaign, along with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and other such groups, organized a vigil on the steps of the Capitol. The next January, President Clinton, in his State of the Union address, spoke about the passage of the Hate Crimes Prevention Act. The next month, Gallop Polls showed the great majority of Americans believed that homosexual should be covered by hate crime laws. By 2003, in Lawrence v. Texas, the Supreme Court overruled Bowers, saying, ‘Bowers was not correct…’ and stated ‘Texas’ state sodomy law was unconstitutional under the Fourteenth Amendment’s due process clause… protecting privacy.’ At that time 13 states had laws prohibiting private consensual homosexual activity. The high Court’s decision made them all unconstitutional.
In 2007, Gallup polls showed 70% of Americans favored adding sexual orientation to federal hate crimes law. That year, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007 was introduced to Congress. ACLU appeared before a Congressional Subcommittee and urged the passage of the bill. In 2009, the Act subtitled The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Act was signed into law by President Obama. It is listed as Title 18, U.S.C., Section 249, and makes it a federal crime, expressly a hate crime, when a ‘crime is committed because of the actual or perceived religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify, or disability of any person…’.
In 2011, the Arkansas Supreme Court and a Florida Court of Appeals overturned their state’s ban on adoption by gays and lesbian; stating the ban was unconstitutional. About that time, Congress introduced the Every Child Deserves a Parent Act that banned discrimination in adoption or foster care placement based on sexual orientation or married status. By the end of Obama’s first term in 2012, about 20 states recognized either same-sex marriage, same-sex civil unions, or provided spousal rights to unmarried homosexual couples.
Likewise, in 2012, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Scottish Deputy Minister Sturgeon pledged to support same-sex unions. At that time in 2012, homosexuality was still a criminal offence in about 70 countries. Nevertheless, in 2010, the Council of Europe passed Amendment 69, against ‘discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity,’ which was recognized by the European Court of Human Rights.
The United Nations passed similar codes. Also, in 2009, the UN compromised with Islam nations, calling for the criminalization of criticism of Islam and in return asking them to support rights for all persons regardless of sexual orientation. In 2010, Argentina made homosexual marriage legal. In 2011, even Brazil, who has the world’s largest Catholic population, saw their High Court rule that homosexual partnerships were a matter of privacy and was due equal rights.
Census 2000 counted 601,200 same-sex unmarried partner households in the U.S., which was over a 300 percent (%) increase from the 1990 Census’ 145,100 households. According to the American Community Survey, from 2000 to 2006, same-sex couples increased 30% to 776,000 couples. The National increase from 1990 to 2006 was 437%. Also, the 2010 US Census showed a growth in same-sex couples. Data showed, in Hawaii, they increased by 78% from 2000, in Colorado 60%, Minnesota 50%, California and New York both increased another 30%. The Census revealed that about one-quarter of all same-sex households in the U.S. were raising children. About that time, many Hollywood celebrities, college students and young adults began calling themselves ‘flexi-sexual,’ as opposed to ‘bisexual.’
At that time in 2012, 11 states and about 40 nations recognized homosexual marriage or civil unions. And just as the non-religious population of America increased from about 8% in 1990 to about 21% by 2013; America’s support from Same-Sex Marriage increased from about 14 % in 1990 to about 50% by 2013. Now, as you know, by 2026, nearly all nations agreed to the UN Models of acceptance of Civil Unions and Hate Crime laws protecting homosexuals. Moreover, by 2026, America followed the stricter Hate Speech laws of Brazil, Canada, England, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, South Africa, Sweden and the Netherlands.
Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms states that ‘Everyone has the…freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including…communication.’ The Charter specifies the freedoms are ‘subject only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society.’ Thus, the Canadian Supreme Court has found in certain cases that ‘hate speech’ was not acceptable. Canada passed the Canadian Human Rights Act of 1999, which also made hate speech on the Internet a crime. And Section 319 of the Canadian Criminal Code states, ‘everyone who, by communicating statements in any public place, incites hatred against any identifiable group where such incitement is likely to lead to a breach of the peace is guilty… 2 years…’
Sweden’s 2003 Penal Code, chapter 29, sec. 2, states, it is a crime if the ‘motive of the offense was to insult a person, an ethnic group or another such group of people by reason of their race, color, origin, creed, or sexual orientation…’. The Criminal Code of the Kingdom of Netherlands, Article 137, states, ‘Anyone who publicly, orally or in writing or image, incites hatred or discrimination… or violence against person or property on the grounds of their race, religion or beliefs, their gender, their sexual orientation …shall be punished with imprisonment not more than 1 year… If it is committed by a person who makes a profession or habit or by two or more persons shall be imprisonment not exceeding two years…’.
The German hate speech laws ‘protect against insult, defamation and other forms of verbal assault.’ The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, states… ‘Anyone who publicly stirs up or incites hatred against an identifiable group based on color, race, religion, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation…’ shall be guilty. Russia’s statute is called the ‘Federal Law on Countering Extremist Activity.’ Brazil’s hate speech prohibits, ‘acts of discrimination and prejudice carried out by means of communication or publication of any nature…’.
Therefore, just as the spirit of other nations embraced the need to protect homosexuals with equal rights, so did the United States. At first, corporations such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Starbucks, Amazon, CBS, Twitter, and Nike quickly and without question, accepted same-sex unions for all benefits. States enacted laws such as the ‘Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act of 2011.’ So nearly every single other corporation accepted civil unions for all benefits.
Cases across the country challenge the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act. Likewise, President Clinton who signed DOMA publicly announced it should be overturned. The Supreme Court of the United States heard one of these cases Windsor v. United States – on March 27, 2013. The case involved a same-sex couple that were married in Toronto, Canada and moved to New York, where one of them died. The Court ruled, Section 3 of DOMA to be unconstitutional ‘as a deprivation of the liberty of the person protected by the Fifth Amendment.’ That same June day the Court issued another decision in Hollingsworth v. Perry, agreeing to a lower court’s decision that California’s Proposition 8, banning same-sex marriages was unconstitutional.
Moreover, in April 2015 the Supreme Court heard arguments and soon afterwards legalized same-sex marriage for the entire United States.”
The Following is from: https://thetruthsource.org/creation-vs-evolution-debate-part-1/
In Tennessee in 1925, John Scopes, a high school biology teacher went on trial (‘Monkey Trial’) for teaching a ‘theory that denies the story of the Divine Creation of man as taught in the Bible.’ The trial turned into a media circus between the statesmen, William Jennings Bryan, who died that same year at 65, and the famous intelligent Clarence Darrow (then age 68).
In 1926, the first electromagnetic lenses were invented by Hans Busch. In 1931, the first Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) was invented by Knoll and Ruska.
April 1953, in volume 171 of the scientific journal NATURE, Crick and Watson published ‘Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for D…N…A.’
In 1955, Joe Hin Tjio defined 46 as the number of chromosomes in human cells. In 1962 Crick, Watson and Wilkins shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine “for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material.”
In 1963, the Supreme Court in Abington School v. Schempp, said that organized ‘reading of the Bible’ in school was an unconstitutional ‘religious exercise.’
In 1968, in Epperson v. Arkansas, the Supreme Court ruled that teaching evolution in public schools and state universities violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.
The MYTH that man’s DNA is 98.8% like a Chimp’s was put forward in 1975 by Wilson and King in SCIENCE, Vol. 188. However, even if that was the case there would be 1.2% x 3 billion differences (36 million).
In 1982, in McLean v. Arkansas Board of Education, a federal court struck down the state’s law requiring schools to teach CREATION Science alongside Evolution.
In 1987, in Edwards v. Aguillard, the Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law prohibiting the teaching of Evolution in public schools if Creation Science is not taught alongside it.
In 1989, NIH launched the Human Genome Research Institute. It became the Human Genome Project in 1990; and identified 90% of human’s 3 billion base pairs by 2001. In 2005, the HGP found 90% of a ‘feline,’ domestic cat’s gene was like humans.
In 2006, the South Carolina Board of Education, and in 2008, the Louisiana Science Education Act allowed teachers to tell public school students to ‘critically analyze aspects of evolutionary theory’ and give supplemental materials to ‘help students understand, analyze, critique and objectively review scientific theories.’
U.S. Supreme Court Decisions
Reynolds v. United States, 98 U.S. 145 (1879)
Court finds that the federal antibigamy statute does not violate the First Amendment’s guarantee of the free exercise of religion.
Everson v. Board of Education, 330 U.S. 1 (1947)
Court finds that a New Jersey law which included students of Catholic schools in reimbursements to parents who sent their children to school on buses operated by the public transportation system does not violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.
McCollum v. Board of Education Dist. 71, 333 U.S. 203 (1948)
Court finds religious instruction in public schools a violation of the establishment clause and therefore unconstitutional.
Burstyn v. Wilson, 72 S. Ct. 777 (1952)
Government may not censor a motion picture because it is offensive to religious beliefs.
Torcaso v. Watkins, 367 U.S. 488 (1961)
Court holds that the state of Maryland cannot require applicants for public office to swear that they believed in the existence of God. The court unanimously rules that a religious test violates the Establishment Clause.
Engel v. Vitale, 82 S. Ct. 1261 (1962)
Any kind of prayer, composed by public school districts, even nondenominational prayer, is unconstitutional government sponsorship of religion.
Abington School District v. Schempp, 374 U.S. 203 (1963)
Court finds Bible reading over school intercom unconstitutional and Murray v. Curlett, 374 U.S. 203 (1963) – Court finds forcing a child to participate in Bible reading and prayer unconstitutional.
Epperson v. Arkansas, 89 S. Ct. 266 (1968)
State statue banning teaching of evolution is unconstitutional. A state cannot alter any element in a course of study in order to promote a religious point of view. A state’s attempt to hide behind a nonreligious motivation will not be given credence unless that state can show a secular reason as the foundation for its actions.
Lemon v. Kurtzman, 91 S. Ct. 2105 (1971)
Established the three part test for determining if an action of government violates First Amendment’s separation of church and state:
1) the government action must have a secular purpose;
2) its primary purpose must not be to inhibit or to advance religion;
3) there must be no excessive entanglement between government and religion.
Stone v. Graham, 449 U.S. 39 (1980)
Court finds posting of the Ten Commandments in schools unconstitutional.
Wallace v. Jaffree, 105 S. Ct. 2479 (1985)
State’s moment of silence at public school statute is unconstitutional where legislative record reveals that motivation for statute was the encouragement of prayer. Court majority silent on whether “pure” moment of silence scheme, with no bias in favor of prayer or any other mental process, would be constitutional.
Edwards v. Aquillard, 107 S. Ct. 2573 (1987)
Unconstitutional for state to require teaching of “creation science” in all instances in which evolution is taught. Statute had a clear religious motivation.
Allegheny County v. ACLU, 492 U.S. 573 (1989)
Court finds that a nativity scene displayed inside a government building violates the Establishment Clause.
Lee v. Weisman, 112 S. Ct. 2649 (1992)
Unconstitutional for a school district to provide any clergy to perform nondenominational prayer at elementary or secondary school graduation. It involves government sponsorship of worship. Court majority was particularly concerned about psychological coercion to which children, as opposed to adults, would be subjected, by having prayers that may violate their beliefs recited at their graduation ceremonies.
Church of Lukumi Babalu Ave., Inc. v. Hialeah, 113 S. Ct. 2217 (1993)
City’s ban on killing animals for religious sacrifices, while allowing sport killing and hunting, was unconstitutional discrimination against the Santeria religion.
Note: in any Nevada county with over than 400,000 residents, prostitution and brothels are legal.
(below states which allow women and men to go topless in public – in green)