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FBI's pro-homosexuality double standard.

Gene Robinson, the militant homosexual activist disguised as an Anglican priest, recently became the first open homosexual elevated by that church to the office of bishop. Shortly before his elevation, Robinson addressed a gathering of homosexual priests in Manchester, New Hampshire. According to the October 27 London Telegraph, Robinson made the address via satellite link from Concord because "the FBI advised the bishop-elect to cancel his plans to speak in person at the event because his safety could not be guaranteed."

The Telegraph reported that Robinson was "under 24 hour protection from the FBI after receiving death threats from Christian fundamentalists.... The threats are being taken seriously in America because of the growing militancy of religious extremists." To illustrate that "growing militancy," the British paper cited the case of Paul Hill, the anti-abortion zealot recently executed for the murder of an abortionist nearly 10 years ago.

While the FBI made it a priority to protect Robinson against vague and perhaps illusory threats, the bureau takes little interest in protecting Christian congregations from the growing militancy of homosexual radicals.

Ted Haynes, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Gravois Mills, Missouri, "said he was treated rudely by an FBI worker when he attempted to report ... threats against his church, obscene phone messages, and the defacing of his church's sign" by local homosexual activists, reported the November 13 issue of The Pathway (a Baptist news journal).

Shortly after preaching a message condemning homosexuality and urging those who practice the vice to seek God's forgiveness, "I started getting obscene calls on the answering machine at church," reports the pastor. As she entered the chapel a few days later, a woman who works in the church's library was accosted by an admitted homosexual. Objecting to the church's sign, which cited a biblical condemnation of homosexuality, the man declared: "I'll tell you right now, if you don't take that off there, we're going to tear it down."

During the morning worship service on November 9, three men were seen trying to steal the sign, which is anchored in seven feet of concrete. A few days later, somebody defaced the sign by spray-painting obscenities on it. According to Haynes, when he complained to the FBI, the agent with whom he spoke advised that "I should expect retaliation when I put 'inflammatory remarks on [the] sign.'"

Jeff Lanza, a spokesman at the FBI's Kansas City office, told The Pathway that the acts described by Haynes "would [not] fall under federal jurisdiction. It was a crime of vandalism.... If it is no! a federal crone, the person calling in should be referred to the appropriate local authority."

Lanza is correct, of course. The local police, not the FBI, should handle cases of vandalism, threats and harassment. Yet the FBI saw fit to extend special protection to a celebrity homosexual activist by way of sending a message about the supposed danger to society posed by "religious extremists."
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Title Annotation:Insider Report
Publication:The New American
Date:Dec 15, 2003
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