Esau Jardon is a jeweler with a successful small business who regularly puts up religious sins showing his faith, including signs against the LGBT and homosexuality. A homosexual lesbian couple approached him and asked for him to make rings for their ‘union.’ Jardon agreed and did not say anything to them otherwise. The lesbian then verbally assaulted Jardon, and threatened he stop believing in what he believes because they did not like it and then threatening to have other homosexuals attack him. He refused, and said that he would never give up his faith:
A same-sex couple from St. John’s is upset after discovering the jewelry store that sold them their engagement rings has posted a sign that seems to oppose same-sex marriage — but one of the store’s owners says he’s allowed to post his religious beliefs.
When Nicole White and Pam Renouf went looking for engagement rings a few months ago, the pair couldn’t find anything they liked. The couple was eventually referred to Today’s Jewellers in the Mount Pearl area because the store offers custom-made rings.
White and Renouf visited the store and later gave specifications and a price range for potential rings.
“They were great to work with. They seemed to have no issues. They knew the two of us were a same-sex couple,” White said.
“I referred some of my friends to them, just because I did get some good customer service and they had good prices.”
That was before one friend went in to purchase a ring for his girlfriend — and instead found a distressing sign.
It reads: “The sanctity of marriage is under attack. Let’s keep marriage between a man and a woman.”
The friend took a picture of the poster, which made its way back to White.
“I had no idea about the sign up until that point,” she said.
“It was really upsetting. Really sad, because we already had money down on [the rings] , and they’re displaying how much they are against gays, and how they think marriage should be between a man and a woman.”
The couple went to the store the following day, and asked about the sign.
“They just said that that’s their beliefs, and they think they can put up whatever they want. I just said it was very disrespectful, it’s very unprofessional and I wanted a refund,” White said.
“I have no issues with them believing in what they believe in. I think everyone’s entitled to their own opinion. But I don’t think they should put their personal beliefs inside their business.”
White and Renouf hope to get a refund when the man who sold them the rings returns to town next month — but it’s not guaranteed.
White said the rings were meant to be a symbol of love, but now the bands seem tainted.
“I think every time I look at that ring, I’ll probably think of what we just went through,” White said.
Esau Jardon, the co-owner of Today’s Jewellers, said he posts several signs in his store throughout the year.
“I have been posting different aspects of my religious beliefs the last 11 years, and I’ve never had one single problem with any of my customers,” he said.
“It seems to be a Canadian right to post what you believe.”
Jardon said the sign in question was posted for Mother’s Day, because it had to do with families. They also have pamphlets and cards that they hand out at the store as well.
Jardon said he’s an immigrant, and feels blessed to live in Canada.
“One of the reasons my family chose to come to Canada was the freedom of rights,” he said, noting the freedom of religion and freedom of speech.
“Nothing in that shop or in these posters is against the law… There’s nothing there that means to discriminate or to hate anybody else.”
Jardon said he won’t apologize for his beliefs.
“I feel really bad that [White] feels that we would in any way try to hurt or discriminate against her, but we will not retract from what we believe. I cannot say, ‘Well because you feel bad, I will stop believing what I believe,'” he said.
“When I walk on Church Street in Toronto, where I am right now, and I see [LGBT rainbow flags], and I see a lot of signs and a lot of things on public property, I don’t have a problem with them. I accept it. I chose to come to Canada… and we accept the whole package… I don’t discriminate against that, nor do I come and tell them to take them down. For the same reason, I ask to have the same respect in return, especially when it’s in my own business.”
Jardon said he’s getting a big backlash from social media.
“I had to shut down the Facebook page because of so many hate emails and phone calls and just, really nasty stuff,” he said.
When asked if he would offer a refund to the couple, Jardon said he won’t be bullied into apologizing for his beliefs or to work for free.
He said the finished rings are ready to be picked up; White and Renouf just have to pay the balance. (source)
Given the pattern of homosexuals going to small businesses with pro-family or anti-homosexual messages displaying in their businesses, it is highly difficult to believe that these women were just “surprised” to see that this businessman had such a sign and they knew nothing about it. As he says, he has put up signs like this for over a decade, and he has never had a problem until these two women came along and made one out of nothing.
But what makes this situation so interesting is that the ‘couple’ here was not refused service because of their sinful lifestyle choices. Now while businesses so have a right to pick and choose who they serve, the fact is that Jardon did not refuse to help them- he made them what they wanted at a price they agreed to. It is impossible for anybody to say that he engaged in an act of bigotry towards them because nothing was said to them of the such. The ‘crime’ that he committed was that of having an opinion that the women did not like, and for them it was justification to start a campaign of harassment and potential violence against him.
Recall that here at Shoebat.com, when the “gay cakes” scandal first started over a homosexual couple suing a Christian bakery for refusing to bake a cake with a pro-homosexual marriage statement on it, Ted decided to respond as the homosexuals did but instead asking “gay bakeries” to make a cake with a pro-marriage, anti-homosexual message. He asked thirteen bakeries, and all of them refused:
So Shoebat.com decided to call some 13 prominent pro-gay bakers in a row. Each one denied us the right to have “Gay Marriage Is Wrong” on a cake and even used deviant insults and obscenities against us. One baker even said all sorts of profanities against Christians and ended the conversation by saying that she will make me a cookie with a large phallus on it.
It was all recorded. It will stun the American people as to how militant and intolerant the homosexual bakers were. Even after we completed our experiment we got a ton of hate messages saying that we were “hateful” for simply giving them a taste of their own medicine. They argued that the slogan “Gay Marriage Is Wrong” is not the same thing as “Support Gay Marriage” as if an opposite view of a view is hateful. This would mean that the majority of Americans who oppose gay marriage are “bigoted” and “hate filled”. “Support Polygamy” or “Polygamy is Wrong” are views, yet the first which the Muslim supports and the second most Americans would never support, but both are opinions and are considered free speech. (source)
It is good that Jardon stood for his faith and did not back down. However, the situation reveals the true purposes of the homosexual movement. Unlike what the homosexuals have claimed, that they are a ‘persecuted minority’ who ‘just wants the same rights as everybody else,’ the reality is far from this. What the homosexual movement is upset about is that their claims of ‘persecution’ are because they want to be the persecutors and are unhappy that they are unable to do so at the current time. As the homosexual movement has gained power this reality has presented itself, for their intolerance toward Christianity and Christian family values becomes publically proclaimed and demanded that it be accepted in proportion to the social influence they are given.
As we have pointed out, echoing the words of Christian Sacred Scripture and Tradition, homosexuality is a grave evil because it destroys the genitive act meant to be self-giving through the conveyance of new life and reverses it completely. It makes the act one that is wholly directed to the ends of the self and whose fruit it bears in power and domination over another. This is recognized throughout history and across cultures. It is the reasons the Spartans would sodomize young boys, to show their ‘dominance’ over them as well as to ‘infuse their power’ into them. It was the reason why many of the Aztec priests were homosexuals and the knife they used to murder their victims as part of their rituals of tearing men’s hearts out as an offering for the ‘sun god’ involved using a penis-shaped knife, because the sacrifice itself was an act of power that mirrored the sodomitic union. It is why no matter where one goes, wherever there is great evil one also will find homosexuality, and it is the reason why Christianity is so intolerant of homosexuality, because if Christ came to destroy evil, and given that homosexuality is a manifestation of advanced evil, one must hate homosexuality because it is one of the things which the Faith has said it is here to destroy.
Another point to add to this is that because of the intolerant nature of the LGBT movement, Christians cannot ‘back down’ in any way, especially by means of making concessions to appease because as this story and the many others that have preceded it show, the movement is not going to make any concessions in favor of Christians. What Christians need to do is to continue to conduct their lives as before, and should such a situation happen, to stand up and push back even harder and not give up because it is a matter of truth over falsehood.
If they call you and “extremist” for saying what the prophets and God Himself in the Bible says, then revel in being called an extremist, because you are now being counted among the prophets and those who follow Christ.
If you are attacked, then do not be afraid to take a stand, to fight for yourself and pursue justice, for as God is love, love is mercy and justice, and as the two are conditional on each other and one MUST give mercy first because that is what Christ has done for us, if mercy is repeatedly and unrepentantly rejected then one must seek justice, for mercy without justice is license and is as equal a sin as it would be to give justice without mercy.
Christians share a great part to blame ultimately for allowing the current situation such as is above in Canada to happen because by refusing to stand up against this evil when it arouse and by ignoring or participating in other forms of progressively more serious sins over time, it allowed for the manifestation of great evils.
While you may not be at fault in that all of your personal sins caused the situation today, the fact is that each generation is supposed to take responsibility for its own actions, and when they don’t that debt does not die away. Its burden just gets passed to the next person, who either deals with the issue or passes it again. If an issue is passed too many times, then there will come a point when it is forced to be dealt with, usually with pain.
An Aztec sacrificial knife. Note that the knife is actually a phallic symbol. The fact that homosexuality is synonymous with domination and the pursuit of power over another is recognized in all cultures.
Christians for many years were able to get away with not dealing with the issue of homosexuality, and as such the seriousness of the sin was able to grow without being stopped. Now it has reached a point where it is threatening Christianity throughout the world, and where Christians are slowly but surely being forced into the position of Christians in pagan societies where they had to choose between Christ or their culture. In Roman times, Christians had to make a sacrifice to the Emperor or be thrown to the lions. In Feudal Japan, Christians likewise had to give an offering to an image of the emperor or be murdered in horrible ways. Note that in both cases, neither the Romans nor the Japanese universally demanded that Christians per se (although it certainly happened) renounce Christ- just that they acknowledge the divinity of the social gods alongside theirs.
Christians now are being told they must make an offering to the LGBT in the form of praise/support/non-criticism of the movement, and the punishment for refusing to do so or for opposing the movement is social and economic death. It is a white martyrdom, and if Christians do not stand up now, it will certainly follow in the example of the Romans and Japanese and become a red martyrdom.