Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Facebook, Censorship, Profanity, Name-Calling and Foul Language


Facebook, Censorship, Profanity, Name-Calling and Foul Language

By Julio Severo
What is free speech for Facebook? Monday, immediately after I posted the title and link of my latest article (Brazilian Neighbors Are Ordered to Pay US$4,500 For Calling a Homosexual “Fag” http://bit.ly/2sMZlZg), I received a communication from Facebook showing exactly this title and link and saying that my account would be blocked for thirty days, effective June 19, for supposedly violating Facebook guidelines.
Sure enough, since Monday I am unable to post, like, interact and answer contacts in my own Facebook account.
June 20, I sent this message to Facebook:
Based on a report of Globo, which is the biggest news outlet in Brazil, I wrote an article about a homosexual being insulted and the insulters condemned in court. In the text, I made it very clear that I oppose name-calling. Yet, Facebook blocked me for thirty days. This is censorship!
This post was the reason you presented for you to block me: Brazilian Neighbors Are Ordered to Pay US$4,500 For Calling a Homosexual “Fag” http://bit.ly/2sMZlZg
Is this enough reason to block a user?
I have reported some posts from abusive users containing name-calling and foul and aggressive language (because I hate name-calling and foul language), and you answered to me that you cannot remove or block them because this is only an issue of different views.
Why then block me when I did not defend name-calling and foul language? Why block me when I clearly condemned name-calling and foul language? If this is not CENSORSHIP, what is it?
Is there base for you to block me over an article condemning name-calling and foul language?
Please, review your baseless decision!
Homosexualist users, in Brazil and the U.S., express a lot of profanity, name-calling and dirty language against me and other Christians. In fact, few minutes ago, the U.S. homosexual Facebook page “Pride USA” posted: “Creep of the Week: Julio Severo.” (Link: http://archive.is/LEI72) Last week, the U.S. homosexual newspaper Between The Lines, which has a Facebook page, also published, in its printed and online versions, an article titled “Creep of the Week: Julio Severo.” Has Facebook already considered banning their Facebook pages? Has Facebook already considered banning profanity, name-calling and dirty language by homosexual users against Christians?
There is a lot of profanity, name-calling and dirty language in the Facebook universe. If Facebook intends to block them, users should respect such decision but the Facebook staff should be intelligent to understand that in no way my banned post (with my blocked account) endorses profanity, name-calling and dirty language.
So what is Facebook’s intent in blocking Christian user Julio Severo from posting, liking and interacting in his own account for thirty days?
If this is not censorship, what is it?
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Monday, June 19, 2017

Baptist Minister Says Homosexual “Love” Is Blessed by God in One of The World’s Largest Gay “Pride” Parades in Brazil


Baptist Minister Says Homosexual “Love” Is Blessed by God in One of The World’s Largest Gay “Pride” Parades in Brazil

By Julio Severo
One of the world’s largest gay “pride” parades happened in São Paulo, Brazil, last Sunday, but its biggest surprise was not nudity and sex acts, which are routine in this homosexual event.
The surprise was José Barbosa Júnior, a progressive Baptist minister who delivered the opening address at the Gay Parade in São Paulo, suggesting that sodomy, or sex between two men, is “love.”
He was given just one minute of fame, and he used this minute not to speak of Jesus’s love for sinners, but to exalt the homosexual sin as “love.” He disgraced the Gospel to make a name for himself.
In a video recording his very short address, he said,
Good afternoon, São Paulo.
I come in the name of the “Jesus Heals Homophobia” Movement to ask forgiveness from the LGBT community for all the mess that the Evangelical Church made to you all these years. I want to say, to make it very clear here, that Malafaia, Feliciano and many others do not represent all the evangelicals in Brazil. Evangelicals love, yes. We are here to say that all kind of love is blessed by God. You can yes have fun and love because God is with you.
The Evangelical Caucus is a disgrace to the Gospel and to all churches.
So I wish strength, to every one of you, for a totally secular State, always. Thank you very much.
You can watch him in his own words at the São Paulo Gay Parade in this video: https://youtu.be/ytsl6E9jouo

If sodomy, or sex between two men, were normal and approved by God and His Word, the Baptist minister would be absolutely right and all the evangelical community should welcome his reprimand with contrition.
Yet, sodomy, or sex between two men, is abnormal and disapproved by God and His Word. In fact, God does not call it “love.” God says: “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.” (Leviticus 18:22 ESV) For God, sex between two men is sheer abomination.
So José Barbosa Júnior misrepresented God and His Word to homosexual sinners. How to explain his inspiration to act against God’s Word? The Bible says:
“Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared.” (1 Timothy 4:1-2 ESV)
About the Baptist minister, the Bible says:
“For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.” (2 Corinthians 11:11-15 ESV)
The Bible also says:
“What happened to Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities near them is an example for us of the punishment of eternal fire. The people of these cities suffered the same fate that God’s people and the angels did, because they committed sexual sins and engaged in homosexual activities.” (Jude 1:7 GWV)
Most participants in the São Paulo Gay Parade did not know it, and the Baptist minister denied to them the truth. Jesus came to the world not to exalt sin, but to deliver people from sin.
Homosexual organizers said 3 million people participated in Sao Paulo’s 21st annual gay “pride” parade, but officials did not venture to release a crowd estimate, because in all the past events the numbers were greatly inflated.
The parade’s motto this year was: “Whatever our beliefs, no religion is law. Everyone for a secular State.”
Organizer Claudia Regina said, “Our main enemies today are religious fundamentalists.” By religion, she meant only Christianity, not Afro-Brazilian religions, whose representative, Grammy award-winning singer Daniela Mercury, performed at the parade. Mercury, who is a Brazilian lesbian, has been a UNICEF children’s ambassador for over 20 years.
In a homosexual event in the United Nations in 2015, she said, “I am not Cinderella or sleeping beauty… I am a bad queen. A bad, bad, queen of Macumba” — which is term connected to an Afro-Brazilian religion similar to voodoo. In Christian terms, Macumba is Brazilian witchcraft. Homosexuality is celebrated in the Afro-Brazilian religions and, even though they dislike Christianity, homosexual activists in Brazil are fond of Afro-Brazilian religions.
In 2013, Mercury said that Christians opposing gay “marriage” deserve jail, even though her own mother has also opposed it.
Adopting a political tone, homosexuals in the São Paulo Gay Parade held up signs depicting U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin as “drag queens.”
They were against Putin because he has denied to them whole cake of homosexual privileges, especially with his law banning homosexual propaganda to children. He has given them no slice of the cake.
They were against Trump because the U.S. president has given them only slices, and they are not satisfied with it. They want the whole cake!
Both Trump and Putin do not understand spiritual realities. But he who should understand — Rev. José Barbosa Júnior — behaved as a deceitful Christian when he said to the multitude of homosexual sinners: “We are here to say that all kind of love is blessed by God. You can yes have fun and love because God is with you.”
The Theology of Integral Mission, which is the Protestant version of Liberation Theology, led José Barbosa Júnior to the perversion of the Gay Theology and to pervert the true meaning of Jesus’s love.
With information from the Associated Press, NBC News and Friday Fax.
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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Brazilian Neighbors Are Ordered to Pay US$4,500 For Calling a Homosexual “Fag”


Brazilian Neighbors Are Ordered to Pay US$4,500 For Calling a Homosexual “Fag”

By Julio Severo
A Brazilian court in Acre has condemned three neighbors for insult against a homosexual who walked in their street. Among the offensive words, the homosexual was called “fag.” The court in Rio Branco, Acre’s capital city, ordered the three neighbors to pay US$1,500 each, as reported by Globo, the main news channel in Brazil. The court decision was issued June 14.
Strangely, Globo left out the name of the alleged homosexual victim and his verbal aggressors. Globo called their verbal “aggression” “homophobia.”
People in Acre have a very hard time to pay to pay US$1,500. Acre is one of the poorest states in Brazil with 0,59% of the national GDP. Even though progress and modern infrastructure have not reached Acre, hate crimes laws have already reached it.
By the Brazilian system, states can apply only fines when there is no federal law on an alleged crime. When there is a federal law, states can apply fines and prison.
As a conservative Brazilian and especially as an evangelical Christian, I oppose name-calling. But considering that homosexual activists see the Bible passages condemning their immoral sexual practices as “offensive,” what would hinder them from suing ministers, priests and other Christians for merely quoting such passages?
Brazilian culture, which is profoundly syncretic Catholic, is fond of foul language. Everybody in Brazil, without exception, is a victim of name-calling. Even homosexuals call other homosexuals “fags.” In fact, homosexuals are one of the most foul-mouthed groups in Brazil.
So why apply a different legal scale only when homosexuals feel offended?
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Trump’s Trip to Israel: No Exclusivity and No U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem


Trump’s Trip to Israel: No Exclusivity and No U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

By Julio Severo
President Donald Trump would lose his credibility if he did not keep his promise to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, an Israeli government official told CBN News before Trump’s visit.
On the campaign trail, Trump promised to move the embassy to Jerusalem and, by the urgency of his promise, his evangelical constituents, whose vote was vital for his election, expected him to fulfill his promise as soon as he was inaugurated.
They were hopeful that he would appoint Mike Huckabee, a former governor and Baptist minister, as the U.S. ambassador to Israel to help move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. But this never happened.
Months went by and Trump’s evangelical voters expected him to make a surprise in his Israel trip and announce the embassy’s move. Again, this never happened.
“I sincerely believe, that after the president, on more than one occasion, committed to moving America’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, if he doesn’t do that, I think he’ll actually lose credibility,” Michael Oren, Israel’s Deputy Minister for Diplomacy, told CBN Founder Pat Robertson in an exclusive interview before Trump’s trip to Israel.
“People respect those who stand by their words even if their words can be controversial,” he said.
Trump’s promises were left unfulfilled because he had a top priority: Saudi Arabia. His first international trip was to the Middle East. But the first nation he visited was not Israel. It was Saudi Arabia, which provided most terrorists responsible for the 9/11 Islamic attack.
If Trump understood how God loves the first things offered to Him, he would have made his first trip to Israel. But he chose to offer the first things to Saudi Arabia, which is the main sponsor of the global Islamic terrorism.
Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia produced an immediate massive deal of US$ 110 billion in military equipment representing the “largest single arms deal in U.S. history.” Trump also signed an extraordinary deal worth a total of US$ 350 billion in military equipment over ten years. He said, “That was a tremendous day. Tremendous investments in the United States. Hundreds of billions of dollars of investments into the United States and jobs, jobs, jobs.”
After the massive deal, Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said, “I’m not at peace with the arms race in the Middle East. Weapons sales in the region have reached $215 billion and this is no small sum… The huge Saudi purchase and the arms race don’t sit with me well.”
While Saudi Arabia has been heavily armed by Trump, the United States promised to increase its aid in military equipment to Israel to just $3.8 billion, as of 2019, an amount vastly inferior to what the Saudis receive in U.S. military equipment. In comparison to what the Saudis receive, Israel receives mere military alms.
If a war breaks between Israel and the Saudi Islamic dictatorship, only God can help Israel, because Israelis are formidably outnumbered by the Saudis, who have abundant American weapons.
Probably, Trump did not move his embassy to Jerusalem to please his Saudi client. In the 1940s, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt promised to the Saudi dictator that as long as he was president, the United States would never recognize a Jewish state. God had to remove Roosevelt for Israel to be formally recognized by the U.S. government.
Because of Saudi Arabia, Roosevelt did not want the modern State of Israel be born, and God worked against him. Apparently, because of Saudi Arabia, Trump is hesitant to fulfill his promise about Jerusalem. He is hesitant to put Israel’s God in the first place. But in a way or another, God will again work against the U.S. government and its presidents who refuse to put Israel’s God in the first place.
Even Trump’s visit to Israel was not exclusive. He made a point of visiting at the same time the Palestinian leader, after he had already increased his funding of the Palestinian Authority.
Conservative President Ronald Reagan made a point to avoid meeting Palestinian leaders in his 8-year administration, because he saw them as terrorists. After over thirty years, what has changed? The same Palestinian leader met by Trump has an administration notorious for paying families of suicide bombers against Israel. Reagan would never meet these terrorists. He would never give funds to the Palestinian Authority. Trump has done it.
Adding insult to injury, Trump met the Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem, a city traditionally owned by the Jews, but today occupied by Palestinians. By meeting Abbas there, Trump recognized the Palestinian occupation, which is a huge insult to Jews and even Christians. Trump has ratified the insult.
Trump shook hands with a string of Palestinian authorities, including Islamic leaders, and he saluted two Palestinian military officers.
The U.S. Army Officer’s Guide says, “It is customary to salute officers of friendly foreign nations when recognized as such” — meaning Trump’s salutes would suggest the Palestinian Authority is a “friendly foreign nation.”
Is there a U.S.-Israeli friendship? Yes, but no exclusivity and first place. Do exclusivity and first place belong to Saudi Arabia? Apparently so.
Saudi Arabia has been armed to the teeth by the U.S. government, under Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama and now Trump. Who can assure that someday Islamic Saudi Arabia, which bans Jews and the Bible in its territory, will not attack Israel?
With information from DailyMail, CBN and Haaretz.
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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Trump’s State Department Recognizes June as LGBTI Pride Month


Trump’s State Department Recognizes June as LGBTI Pride Month

By Julio Severo
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson recognized June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month — continuing the tradition of the State Department of Hillary Clinton under former president Barack Obama.
Rex Tillerson and Trump
“In recognition of LGBTI Month, the Department of State affirms its solidarity with the human rights defenders and civil society organizations working around the world to uphold the fundamental freedoms of LGBTI persons to live with dignity and freedom,” Tillerson said in a statement.
U.S. embassies and consulates have also received guidance from the State Department allowing them to recognize the LGBTI Pride Month.
Tillerson condemned “violence and discrimination” against homosexuals in foreign nations, stopping just short of condemning Saudi Arabia and other Islamic nations that torture and murder homosexuals.
Meanwhile, Trump has yet to publicly implore his ally, Saudi Arabia, to stop murdering its homosexual citizens.
Tillerson continued in his statement, “The United States remains committed to human rights and fundamental freedoms for all persons. Dignity and equality for all persons are among our founding constitutional principles, and these principles continue to drive U.S. diplomacy.”
The same homosexual principles that drove U.S. diplomacy under Obama now drive the U.S. diplomacy under Trump. The only difference is that while Obama was vocal about these principles, Trump gives a tacit support, by allowing his own administration to speak for himself. If the saying “silence means assent” is correct, Trump’s “silence” is a message.
Tillerson is no stranger to supporting the LGBT agenda. A former national president of Boy Scouts of America, he was a vocal, instrumental and effective force in ending the ban on gay Scout leaders.
The Baptist Press reported in 2013 that Tillerson, a Congregationalist Protestant, met with the Southern Baptist Convention’s Frank Page, and explained why he believed the Boy Scout’s policy against open homosexuals should be overturned.
“There are changing cultural winds on the issue of homosexuality,” Tillerson said.
“He prayed on it, and ultimately he came to the conclusion the only thing that can guide him here is what’s best for the young boys,” John Hammer of the Center for Strategic and International Studies told the Dallas News in 2014.
In extraordinary contrast, Russia came to the conclusion the only thing that can protect young boys from predatory homosexuality is a ban on homosexual propaganda, and Russia approved such ban in 2013.
Obama used the U.S. government to lead the world, by his bad example, into accepting the homosexual lifestyle as normal. By tacit or explicit support, the Trump administration is leading the world in the same bad example.
Trump is a man who speaks, and does it strongly on strong issues. His silence while powerful members of his administration promote the homosexual agenda is a strong sign that he approves it and that in due time he will strongly defend the same issues they are defending.
The State Department has international power and its homosexual decisions harm the international community, which was tired of Obama’s homosexual imperialism. Why continue this imperialism?
America’s influence cannot to be underestimated. The homosexual movement became active in Brazil by direct cultural effect from America, including her politics and Hollywood.
Brazil, which is the largest Catholic nation in the world, is also one of the biggest imitators of the most depraved aspects of the U.S. culture. With such knowledge, I wrote in 1998 the book “O Movimento Homossexual” (The Homosexual Movement), published by the Brazilian branch of Bethany House Publishers, explaining how the homosexual movement would increase in Brazil just by imitating America, including with homosexual indoctrination in the schools.
People called me crazy in the late 1990s, saying that Brazilian schools would never have homosexual indoctrination. But today they have it. America affects Brazil, for better or worse.
Obama’s and Clinton’s bad example in homosexual politics affected Brazil. Trump administration’s bad example will affect Brazil and other nations.
Trump’s silence, while his State Department actively praises the homosexual abnormality in the international community, is sheer connivance. To recognize a LGBTI month as a cause for “pride” is a stupid praise. Homosexuality is a cause of shame and scandals, not pride. Why then is Trump’ State Department so proud of a LGBT month?
When employees openly encourage wickedness under the silence of their boss, his silence is connivance.
Homosexuality is a disgrace and wherever it is present, perversion is its result. The biggest scandals in the Catholic Church today are caused by homosexual priests. Homosexuality is a cause of shame and scandals, not pride, in the Catholic Church and other institutions.
Why does Trump’s State Department want to praise and encourage in the international community a behavioral abnormality and perversion that causes scandals and tragedy to children? Why does not the State Department engage itself in an international campaign to protect children from the homosexual propaganda and its evils?
I admired when America, her presidents and administrations praised and encouraged people to read the Bible, which condemns homosexuality.
George Washington, the first U.S. president, condemned homosexuality. The only proper diplomatic attitude to homosexuality is condemnation and discouragement.
Washington’s attitude was a good example. What Obama’s State Department did and what Trump’s State Department is doing is bad example.
Of course, extremist groups should be condemned. Some pro-Inquisition Catholics advocate capital punishment for homosexuals, and I have publicly rebuked them for it in my article “A Global Inquisition to Put Homosexuals to Death?” Yet, extremist groups should not be used as excuse to protect predatory homosexuality. Children, not homosexual propaganda, need protection.
Probably, the Trump administration is supporting the homosexual agenda to please the Left, which even so is not pleased, because it wants the whole cake, and Trump is giving them only one slice.
As a Brazilian conservative evangelical, I ask U.S. evangelicals to press the Trump administration to abandon Obama’s homosexual imperialism in the State Department and honor his commitment to his evangelical constituents, who were instrumental for his victory. The Trump administration should defend family against predatory homosexuality, which is a special threat to children.
Trump and Tillerson can learn from Washington’s good example and be a good example for the world.
I am moved and encouraged by Washington’s good example, but I am ashamed by the bad example in Trump’s State Department, which says that it is worried about human rights of homosexuals but neither the White House nor Tillerson have publicly condemned the U.S. ally, Saudi Arabia, for murdering homosexuals.
How can Trump’s State Department and its embassies and consulates say to the world that America is proud of homosexuality? So is America under Trump ashamed of George Washington and the Bible he believed in? Is America under Trump ashamed that the Bible, the Book that made America great, condemns homosexuality?
If Sodom was destroyed over homosexual sin, how does America expect to escape God’s judgment over the same sin?
“Righteousness lifts up a nation, but sin is a disgrace in any society.” (Proverbs 14:34 GWV)
With information from ABC News, Christian News Net, Newsweek and Washington Blade.
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