|Pastor Marc Little|
It is no surprise to me that his church is called Faithful Central.
He has been a vocal opponent of the destructive, abusive, and unconstitutional SB 1146.
He even wrote a letter to this assemblyman, Reginald Jones-Sawyer, in opposition to the bill.
Here is his letter:
Pastor Marc Little Remarks Below:
Faithful Central Bible Church, Inglewood California
(Assembly District 51 and 62; Senate Districts 24 and 35)
Opposition to SB1146
August 11, 2016
While I am encouraged by Senator Lara’s recent move to amend the bill removing the significant components I objected to, I remain opposed to any bill that flirts with removing the exemptions afforded religious institutions to the exercise of their faith. It is my firm belief that any legislation that diminishes religious freedom (as the U.S. Supreme Court itself has done since the 60’s in several seminal cases) is unconstitutional and cannot be supported by our legislators no matter how watered down the bill and no matter how placated the opponents to SB1146 may be for the moment.
I applaud Pastor Marc for bringing up the heinous attacks on religious liberty from the 1960s, too. Many of us have no recollection how an arrogant, activist Supreme Court determined that prayer would no longer be permitted in public schools.
That is wrong.
Men and women have every right to appeal to the Supreme Governor or the Universe, as did Thomas Jefferson and the Framers of the Constitution.
Is it any surprise that our society has lost its moral compass, that there is rampant crime and moral decline in our communities?
Moreover, SB 1146, in its prior form, disproportionately impacted minority students. As a resident in State Assembly District 51 (Jimmy Gomez) and State Senate District 24 (Kevin De Leon), and as a ministry leader and president of the Inglewood Airport Chamber of Commerce both located in State Assembly District 62 (Autumn Burke) and State Senate District 35 (Isadore Hall) I take great exception that no one from the Black Caucus or the Appropriations Committee has spoken out to protect the rights of students where more than 16,000 students, many of whom are black and Hispanic students, rely on Cal Grants and who desire (and have the right to desire) training from a religious institution without interference from this legislative body. These students demand protecting and we serve many of them in our work in the very school we have on our own church campus.
I could not agree more with Pastor Marc's outrage. It is offensive and ridiculous that leaders in the black and Hispanic communities said nothing about SB 1146 and its discriminatory impact on all students, including young men and women in minority areas.
Additionally, this is an attempt to choose one group, perceived to be discriminated against, over a 300-year history in the U.S. without any demonstrable evidence of any discrimination. Accordingly, the entire effort is a mockery of fairness and legislative integrity. Private institutions can and do provide information to the state already; a state mandate intended to protect a certain class is an overreach.
Yes, and this "protected class" is a socialized fiction which should not receive special protection in the first place. Equal rights for all, special privileges for NONE!
Being black is not a sin, perversion, or a crime, not does it lead to syndemic health problems.
Homosexual behavior and transgenderism are destructive behaviors. We need to love the sinner, but hate the sin.
Your freedom as legislators to be irreligious, in many cases, and our freedom to exercise our faith is a constitutional right and no legislature will take that right away from us without significant challenge now and in the future. Let my presence here be a constant reminder that we are watching and praying that this legislative body will not test our resolve in the future to preserve our freedom to exercise our religious beliefs in our schools, universities and in our churches. We remain in opposition to SB 1146 and any other legislation that threaten our constitutional right to freedom from government intrusion in the exercise of our faith no matter where it might be.
God bless you, Pastor Marc Little! Amen and Amen!
Now, men and women of faith and conscience--including all members of California MassResistance, stand with you in the fight of faith.
Sadly, Assemblyman Jones-Sawyer and his chief of staff share no similar respect.
Chief of staff Joey Hill left a profane, irreverent, and insulting voice mail for Pastor Marc:
Here is the transcript of those vile remarks:
This message is for 'Pastor' Marc Little ...
I don't know how you call yourself a pastor after writing his ridiculously hateful letter.
And you have the nerve to cite history.
You're just either stupid and ignorant or evil.
300 year history? What if I made an analogy to slavery? What's wrong with you?
You want to cite Leviticus? Read your Bible over again, man ..
And some love in your f------king heart, you f----ing -------.
This is what I say to such vile hatred coming out of anyone's mouth, particularly a legislative staffer who works for us:
Joey Hill needs to be fired.
Who would disagree?
Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer has no excuse for saying nothing about this. He should have been terminated the moment that recording when live!
Call Jones-Sawyer's office and demand the resignation of Joey Hill!
|Reggie Jones-Sawyer turns his back|
on his constituents. SHAME!
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