The LGBTQ+ war against religious people
In 2023, transgender woman Ali Miles (Dylan Miles) was forced to use a men’s locker room in a Manhattan yoga studio. She felt discriminated against and sued the studio for $5M. Mile’s lawsuit is part of a coming tsunami of trans-rights lawsuits targeting businesses and those who refuse to bend over backward with their ideology.
2023: NY Councilwoman booted for opposing DQSH
Councilwoman Vickie Paladino (R) was booted from the New York Chamber’s Mental Health Committee as punishment for opposing Drag Queen Story Hour. [Gay City News]
She is a devout Catholic who said, “Progressives may have no problem with child grooming and sexualization, but I do; this will not happen on my watch,” she posted on X.
New York uses taxpayer money on a group that sends drag queens into city schools — often without parental consent.
2023: ‘Safety Zone’ Bill in Canada
The Canadian government is bent on protecting the rights of the LGBTQ community (also defined by the government as 2SLGBTQI+). In the past few years, Christian pastors who speak against homosexuality has either been harassed or imprisoned for their view.
In 2023, another law, B94, will designate a “2SLGBTQI+ community safety zone” where forms of intimidation within 100 meters of the zone can be criminalized with up to a $25,000 fine for those who perform such acts.
2023: Teacher Jessica Tapias fired transgender rule
Jessica Tapias, a physical education teacher from Jurupa Unified School District in California, was fired for her religious beliefs. She was expected to lie to parents about their children’s preferred pronouns and their gender transitions — and that was something she said she could not abide by, given her strong religious convictions.
She also barred students with “male genitals” from accessing the girls’ locker room. Doing so violated the district rules to welcome transgender women to use the locker. [NY Post]
2023: Pastor Derek Reimer arrested for protesting DQSH
Over Easter weekend, Canadian Pastor Derek Reimer was arrested for protesting a Drag Queen Story Hour Story (DQSH) in Alberta, Canada.
He is facing eight criminal charges according to certain Canadian laws that effectively persecute nonconformists. His protest was against children being exposed to drag queens.
Meanwhile, just weeks ago in Vancouver, a transgender male violently assaulted Billboard Chris as police watched and allegedly laughed at the situation, making no arrests.
Canadian Pastor Derek Reimer spent Easter weekend in jail after protesting against a drag story hour in Alberta, Canada. 🇨🇦— Oli London (@OliLondonTV) April 11, 2023
Rev. Reimer is now facing 8 criminal charges for protesting against children being in the presence of drag queens.
Meanwhile just weeks ago in Vancouver… pic.twitter.com/8IGkZSIj8O
2023: David McConnel, a “terrorist” for anti-gay preaching
Christian street preacher David McConnel from the UK was reported to the counter-terrorism police squad after publicly calling a trans woman a “man in women’s clothing” and saying homosexuality is a sin.
A trans woman asked McConnel if he thought LGBTQ people were accepted by God—while recording his video response. He said that the gay lifestyle is an abomination in the eyes of God and homosexuality is unnatural.
He continued to preach and was verbally abused by others, assaulted, and some of his stuff stolen by angry people. The police handcuffed McConnel and said he was “illegally espousing an extreme point of view.”
2023: Teenager Josh Alexander, punished for speaking against the trans bathroom
Canadian teen Josh Alexander was allegedly expelled and arrested after taking a strong stance against his school’s transgender bathroom policy and openly sharing his biblical beliefs about it. Josh is a born-again Christian who attends St. Joseph’s Catholic High School in Renfrew, Ontario.
Josh’s problems began after he openly shared her opinion on trans issues. “I spoke out against the whole gender dysphoria crisis being pushed in the schools, and it was affecting some of my female peers,” he said in an interview with CBN News. “They were afraid to use their own washrooms. And I spoke out against it…, and the administrators didn’t receive it well,” he added.
As a result, he was permanently banned for the remainder of the year. Josh had two suspensions, two exclusions, and a trespassing notice. After serving his suspension, he returned to class, reportedly met with police, and was arrested.
2022: Riley Gaines held for ransom by LGBTQIA activists
College swimmer Riley Gaines testified in a Senate hearing on June 2023 about the violent protest she faced at the San Francisco State University. Riley was invited to share her experience during the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships in March 2022. She and other women shared a locker room with trans woman Lia Thomas.
Gaines, a Christian, was threatened, barricaded, and held for ransom by LGBTQIA advocates and protesters at the university. Gaines criticized the police for failing to ensure her safety and mentioned their reluctance to be seen as anything other than allies to the (LGBTQIA) community.
2022: Teacher Cody Hiller suspended for locker rule
A high school physical education teacher at West Frankfort High School in Southern Illinois was suspended for barring a “transgender boy” from using the boys’ locker room.
Cody Hiller, who is also a Christian, cited safety concerns and clarified that his opposition was not aimed at the student, who was an approximately 14-year-old biological female but identified as a boy. Rather, he was concerned for the safety of all individuals, reported DM.
The school board said they are forced to work within the boundaries of state and federal law to avoid losing public funding. Under the Biden administration, the Gender Equality Act of 2021 forces schools to embrace these policies, even if they violate one’s religious faith or tradition.
Hiller is married with six children and said, “I could not stand for that as a Christian; I have morals…“
2022: Doctor fired for misgendering
Christian doctor, David Mckereth, lost his job at the National Health Service for refusing to use transgender patients’ preferred pronouns. He was let go after saying he would not call any 6-foot-tall bearded man “madam” during an abstract discussion with his manager.
In 2018, Dr. Mckereth was sacked as a medical assessor for a government department after refusing to renounce his Christian belief that gender is determined at birth, the Sunday Telegraph revealed.
2022: Blake Allen suspended for misgendering
Blake Allen, a 14-year-old female student at Randolph Union High School in Vermont, was suspended for objecting against a biological male who used a girl’s locker room.
The male student, who identified as a “trans girl,” loomed in the girl’s locker room while Blake and her volleyball teammates were changing. Randolph school also demanded Blake submit a “reflective essay” and take part in a “restorative circle” with the “Equity Coordinator.”
2022: Caroline Farrow arrested for gender pronouns
British police barged into the home of Catholic media commentator Caroline Farrow. She was arrested for posting memes online and refusing to use the proper gender pronoun. Farrow was previously investigated in 2019 after calling a transgender woman a ‘he’ on Twitter.
She told GB News, “I have been arrested for what was a Twitter spat about gender issues.” Farrow also said that a man is a man and that he can never be a woman.
2021: Jewish school sued for refusing “LGBTQ Club” accreditation
A group of Yeshiva University students sued their college for refusing to recognize their LGBTQ club, YU Pride Alliance. The university is founded on Jewish tradition, where homosexuality is not condoned in the Torah.
2021: New York law requires services for same-sex weddings
In April 2021, wedding photographer and blogger Emilee Carpenter filed a complaint against a New York state law requiring her to provide same-sex wedding services even if it went against her religious beliefs.
Carpenter refused to reply to at least seven requests from “same-sex couples.” She may lose her license, get jailed, and pay fines of up to 100,000 should she refuse.
Her case was dismissed for failing to state a claim of relief. Her lawyers, Alliance Defending Freedom, argued that the government used an “Orwellian” logic. Left-liberal law used to persecute Christians in the name of “Demonic gender equality.”
2021: Christian teacher was fired for refusing gender pronouns
Primary Christian teacher “Hannah,” was fired for not using the new gender pronouns for an 8-year-old student. The school in Nottinghamshire County, England, allegedly helped facilitate a girl’s transition to a boy, to which Hannah expressed her dissent.
Teacher Hanah was also accused of criminal offenses for exposing the incident. She was reported to the Disclosure and Barring Service to prevent her from teaching again.
2020: Trans activist Jessica Yaniv sues salon therapist, gynecologist
At least two salons in Vancouver were forced to close after refusing to wax the male genitalia of transgender activist Jonathan Yaniv. He wanted a “Brazilian wax” but was declined service upon learning she was transgender.
The British Human Rights Tribunal dismissed her complaint. They also called her testimony ‘disingenuous’ and ‘self-serving.’ Yaniv posted on Twitter that she will “Never give up fighting for human rights equality.”
In 2020, Jessica Yaniv said she sued a gynecologist who refused to see her. The Doctor told her, “We don’t serve transgender patients.” Yaniv was shocked, confused, and hurt. Jessica convinced herself she was a biological woman. Rebel News said Yaniv couldn’t go to the beach because she had a period.
2019: Transwoman Sara Tonin bullies clerk for saying “Sir”
In 2019, a furious trans woman cussed and threatened a shop worker after he called her “sir” instead of “ma’am.” Tiffany Michelle, the gay customer, was enraged and threw a hissy fit. She was ‘misgendered’ and discriminated against at the GameStop store in Albuquerque.
In the video, the transgender undoubtedly looked like a man dressed in women’s clothes. The clerk, obviously in a kneejerk response to a male customer, was respectful and profusely apologized.
2017: Christian Baker Jack Philips sued thrice for refusing to bake “gay cakes”
Jack Philips is a ‘cake artist” in Colorado. In 2012, he respectfully declined a gay couple who wanted him to make a “same-sex” themed cake. The couple felt discriminated against and sued Jack Philips for his religious right.
In 2017, Jack Philips faced a third lawsuit. A new customer who would have known that Jack Philips avoided making LGBTQ cakes asked him to make a ‘gender transition cake.” Naturally, he refused. The customer, Autumn Scardina, who was a lawyer, sued him.
2017: Country Mill Farms owner banned from city’s farmers market
In 2017, East Lansing, Michigan, crafted a new policy to oust Steve Tennes, an organic apple farmer and owner of Country Mill Farms, from the local market. [ADF]
City officials targeted Steve and banned his business after a Facebook post stating his Catholic belief that marriage is the union of one man and one woman.
2016: Lesbians sue ‘Christian Senior Center’ for discrimination
Friendship Village Sunset Hills, a “Christian retirement home” in St. Louis, Missouri, was sued after respectfully rejecting a married lesbian couple because of its policy.
The policy of Friendship Village is clear. It defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman, as understood in the Bible. After all, it was founded under the premise of promoting Christian values where homosexual relationships have no place.
The 72 and 68-year-old couple Mary Walsh and Bev Nance filed a federal lawsuit against the nonprofit senior housing community Friendship Village 2016. The judge ruled against a lesbian couple in 2019.
Today, NCLR filed a lawsuit on behalf of Mary Walsh and Bev Nance, a married lesbian couple who faced discrimination from a St. Louis senior housing community. Read more: https://t.co/lvzFov7P2V pic.twitter.com/vr9hlNru7F— NCLR – National Center for Lesbian Rights (@NCLRights) July 25, 2018
2014: Ashers Baking was taken to court by gay rights activist Gareth Lee
In 2014, the family-run Ashers Bakery Shop refused to bake a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan: “Support Gay Marriage.” It was against their Christian belief. Gareth Lee took them to court.
The following year, a Belfast judge ruled against the Asher family.
In 2018, the UK’s highest court said Ashers’ refusal was not discriminatory. Lee refused to give up and continued to push for prosecution. In 2019, his case was referred to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).
2013: Bakers Melissa & Aaron Klein sued for refusing same-sex cake theme
In January 2013, lesbian couple Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer wanted Melissa and Aaron Klein of Sweet Cakes by Melissa to make a same-sex wedding cake. They respectfully refused, but the lesbian couple cried discrimination.
The court decided against the Kleins and asked them to pay $135,000 in state-ordered damages.
Many saw the case similar to Jack Philips as government hostility towards religious belief. In 2019, the Supreme Court threw out the ruling against the Christian couple.
2011: Threatened by police for Cafe Bible verses
Jamie Murray of Salt and Light Cafe in Blackpool, England, displayed Bible verses on a TV screen. Someone complained that he shouldn’t be showing because it is homophobic.
Lancashire Police responded and warned him that the Bible verses displayed breached Section Five of the Public Order Act. Murray claimed that the policemen were disrespectful and aggressive.
He questioned if he could be arrested for playing the Bible quietly on a screen, to which the police allegedly responded that they were against the material as they deemed it offensive and homophobic. They later apologized for misinterpreting the law.
This was more than a decade ago, and laws in the UK regarding Bible verses that speak against homosexuality can now be penalized or criminalized.