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Pastors Join House Republicans in Support of D.C. Defense of Marriage Act
CNSNews.com ^ | Friday, May 22, 2009 | Penny Starr, Senior Staff Writer

Posted on 05/25/2009 8:23:52 PM PDT by JSDude1

With the Capitol dome as a backdrop, Bishop Harry Jackson of Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, Md., and a large group of pastors in town for a national conference, joined House Republicans for a press conference Thursday to announce legislation in opposition to the recent decision by the D.C. City Council to recognize same-sex marriages from states where the practice is legal.

The D.C. Defense of Marriage Act, co-sponsored by Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Dan Boren (D-Okla.), states “that in the District of Columbia, for all legal purposes, ‘marriage’ means the union of one man and one woman.”

“The strength of that institution ultimately decides the strength of our entire culture,” Jordan said in opening the conference, held on the steps of the Cannon House Office Building. “It is family that truly is the foundational institution of our nation, and marriage is its cornerstone.”

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
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1 posted on 05/25/2009 8:23:53 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: JSDude1

Good for them. Common sense is finally being shown by someone in DC.


2 posted on 05/25/2009 8:29:26 PM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann in 2012. With Liz Cheney as Secretary of State.)
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To: HighlyOpinionated

I just like the fact that we are forcing libs to vote on stuff that they do not want to vote on.


3 posted on 05/25/2009 8:32:34 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: JSDude1

It seems the lefty pastors get the most press.


4 posted on 05/25/2009 8:32:46 PM PDT by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: JSDude1

Shouldn’t this be a states’ rights issue?


5 posted on 05/25/2009 8:35:01 PM PDT by misterrob (A society that burdens future generations with debt can not be considered moral or just)
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To: All
This is EXCELLENT news... We need every Religion, every church, every person to help out in the war for family-values.

:)

6 posted on 05/25/2009 8:45:20 PM PDT by ElPatriota (The SILENCE of the Catholic Church in the Social-values war is DEAFENING!!!)
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To: ElPatriota

Stand up, Pastors. We need you.

Especially you Pastors of the African persuasion.


7 posted on 05/25/2009 8:53:08 PM PDT by Marie2 (The second mouse gets the cheese.)
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To: JSDude1

Bishop Harry R. Jackson Jr., of Beltsville, Md., left, prays with Jonathan Paul Ganucheau, 24, and Denise Buckbinder Ganucheau, 26, both of Dallas, Texas, before performing a religious wedding ceremony that was part of a protest against the District of Columbia city council's approval of legislation recognizing same sex marriages performed in other states, in Washington, on Tuesday, May 5, 2009.
8 posted on 05/25/2009 8:56:23 PM PDT by iowamark (certified by Michael Steele as "ugly and incendiary")
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To: Marie2
Stand up, Pastors. We need you.

Especially you Pastors of the African persuasion.

Yes indeed!

Divided we lose... LET'S UNITE :)

9 posted on 05/25/2009 8:56:45 PM PDT by ElPatriota (The SILENCE of the Catholic Church in the Social-values war is DEAFENING!!!)
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To: JSDude1

bookmark


10 posted on 05/25/2009 9:12:40 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: iowamark

That is a great photo of what marriage is.


11 posted on 05/25/2009 9:35:02 PM PDT by greatdefender (If You Want Peace.....Prepare For War)
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To: iowamark

“....performing a religious wedding ceremony....”

Since when weddings were ever secularized?


12 posted on 05/25/2009 9:36:57 PM PDT by greatdefender (If You Want Peace.....Prepare For War)
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To: misterrob

Congress has Constitutional Authority over Washington D.C; it isn’t a state.


13 posted on 05/25/2009 9:41:59 PM PDT by JSDude1 (DHS, FBI, FEMA, etc have been bad little boys. They need to be spanked and sent to timeout!)
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To: Kansas58

Uh huh..


14 posted on 05/25/2009 9:42:29 PM PDT by JSDude1 (DHS, FBI, FEMA, etc have been bad little boys. They need to be spanked and sent to timeout!)
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To: greatdefender

Many times, as it happens.


17 posted on 05/26/2009 2:34:52 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: ElPatriota

The Catholic church is nowadays largely influenced,like many political leaders,by a kind of useless irrelevant PC stance.I speak as a “catholic”.
I give credit to BENOIT XVI for trying,sometimes,to stand firm for core christian values but he seems to be shied by the violent mediatic attacks launched against him in Europe.

I think that many catholic bishops are tied with political secular powers


18 posted on 05/26/2009 5:28:37 AM PDT by Ulysse
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To: wagglebee

Moral Absolutes!


19 posted on 05/26/2009 5:47:44 PM PDT by JSDude1 (DHS, FBI, FEMA, etc have been bad little boys. They need to be spanked and sent to timeout!)
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20 posted on 05/26/2009 5:49:26 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: HighlyOpinionated
These men put forth the best press conference and statements I have heard in a long time. And they are right on all counts. It is about the children, and yes America does believe that. ANY and EVERY state that has forced this abomination on it's citizens, has done via judges or legislators who went against the wishes of their constituents.
21 posted on 05/26/2009 7:58:57 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: Morgana
Judges can also marry people. That is another form of secular ceremony.

But regardless, none are Holy matrimony.

22 posted on 05/26/2009 8:02:10 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: greatdefender

Since when weddings were ever secularized?””

Since the lawyers found out they could exploit it for big bucks.


23 posted on 05/27/2009 8:05:10 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Freedom's Precious Metals: Gold, Silver and Lead))
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