Dec 10, 2021

CultNEWS101 Articles: 12/10/2021 (D. James Kennedy Ministries (DJKM), Legal, Kellogg's Corn Flakes, Joel Osteen)

D. James Kennedy Ministries (DJKM), Legal, Kellogg's Corn Flakes, Joel Osteen

"A late anti-gay pastor's ministry's objection to being called a hate group has been denied before. Now they're asking the Supreme Court to get rid of broad First Amendment protections so it can try suing for libel again.

"A religious right group is asking the Supreme Court to let it sue the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) for designating it a hate group because of its anti-LGBTQ advocacy.

In a press release, D. James Kennedy Ministries (DJKM) calls the SPLC "reputation terrorists" for placing it on the organization's hate map. For good measure, the group also sued Amazon, which uses SPLC's designation to ban hate groups from its Amazon Smile charitable program.

This comes after DJKM sued SPLC for defamation in 2017. The suits against SPLC have been repeatedly dismissed by federal courts on the grounds that it failed to meet libel standards.

A 1964 Supreme Court ruling established a high bar for proving libel. A public figure, which DJKM is considered, has to prove that the outlet that made the charge knowingly and with malice published false information.

Unfortunately for DJRM, there's plenty of evidence to suggest just the opposite. The group has made attacking LGBTQ rights a cornerstone of its work for decades. DJKM is named for its founder, who was a popular televangelist in the 1980s and 1990s who crusaded against LGBTQ rights.

Kennedy endorsed the comic book Homosexuality: Legitimate, Alternate Deathstyle; one part of the book claims, "we're all gonna DIE because of those homos," in introducing the topic of AIDS."
The cereal's plainness and blandness were thought to decrease sexual desire and urges.

" ... During the 18th and 19th century Americas, radical Judeo-Christian ideals incessantly decried and admonished all kinds of supposedly "deviant" sexual behaviors, notably masturbation. Masturbation was branded as a "disease"  and thought to bring about blindness and insanity. A growing fear surrounding solo-sex soon popularized chastity belts, which became a newfound accessory donned by men and women alike.

One of the leading pioneers of the anti-masturbation crusade was Dr. John Harvey Kellogg — a pious Seventh-day Adventist and eugenicist — who ran the Battle Creek Sanitarium, a world-renowned health resort in Michigan. Kellogg advocated for a life devoid of "heinous sin, self-pollution, or masturbation" and was revered for his outlandish treatments, which included 15-quart enemas, genital bondage and applications of pure carbolic acid to the clitoris. Yikes!"

Members of Congress have previously suggested taxing churches.

" ... In March 2014, Lakewood Church reported that $200,000 in cash and $400,000 in checks had been stolen, in addition to some credit card information.

"Morning Bullpen" host George Lindsey told the TV station he was shocked by the caller's account.

"Good morning and Happy Friday to everyone who agrees that leaders of filthy rich mega churches like Joel Osteen who stuff the walls of their church with $350,000 in cash should be taxed. In fact, tax ALL of the churches," wrote a user named Brooklyn Dad Defiant!"

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