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  • Why Children of Same-Sex Couples Need FADA

    07/19/2016 9:05:57 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 19 replies
    Barb Wire ^ | 7/19/2016 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    The First Amendment Defense Act has been justly promoted as a means to protect religious people, as well as other conscientious objectors, against those who might wish to retaliate against proponents of male-female marriage through the federal bureaucracy (complaints, charges, lawsuits, claims of damages, etc.; see this article by Roger Severino). As a Southern Baptist and vocal opponent of same-sex couples attempting to marry, I wholeheartedly support this legislation. My own recent experience being driven out of a tenured university position forces me to see FADA in urgent terms. There is another angle, however, that I fear will get lost...
  • Real homophobes don't Google [barf alert & FR referenced]

    11/14/2011 10:23:46 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 44 replies ^ | 9 Nov 2011 | Mark Morford
    Woe to you, oh modern card-carrying homophobe. For it can't be easy to be you right now, what with all the terrifying changes taking place, all the dramatic sexual upheavals and flagrant displays of "unnatural" love being hurled like exotic sushi in your plain hamburger face these days. Oh, you poor dear. I see you there, glumly sipping your Starbucks gingerbread latte while Googling Swedish fetish porn in between checking the latest news on in your lightly stained Dockers and beat-up Nikes, Cartoon Network blaring in the background, tattered copy of Shooters Monthly on the bedside. I see you...
  • Presbyterian assembly: Gay marriage is Christian

    06/19/2014 4:45:11 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 63 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 6/19/14 | Jeff Karoub
    DETROIT — The top legislative body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has taken major steps toward recognizing gay marriage. The General Assembly voted Thursday in favor of redefining Christian marriage in the church constitution as the union of "two people," not just "a man and a woman." The redefinition will take effect only if most of the 172 regional Presbyteries approve it in voting over the next year.
  • Newsweek Goes Gay

    12/08/2008 9:43:31 AM PST · by This Just In · 53 replies · 1,334+ views ^ | December 8, 2008 | Dr. Albert Mohler
    Turning the Bible on its Head -- Newsweek Goes for Gay Marriage Posted: Monday, December 08, 2008 at 6:50 am ET Printer Version E-mail Permalink Bookmark and Share Newsweek magazine, one of the most influential news magazines in America, has decided to come out for same-sex marriage in a big way, and to do so by means of a biblical and theological argument. In its cover story for this week, "The Religious Case for Gay Marriage," Newsweek religion editor Lisa Miller offers a revisionist argument for the acceptance of same-sex marriage. It is fair to say that Newsweek has gone...
  • Beware The Folksy Fred Factor

    11/01/2007 1:27:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies · 198+ views
    The San Francisco Bay Times ^ | November 1, 2007 | Chris Crain
    That Southern charm may soften the appearance of the actor-senator’s hardened conservative views. Last month brough the moment in the presidential campaign I’d been dreading. The popular conservative from my home state, fellow Tennessean Fred Thompson, entered the Republican primary. The pundits and “insiders” have dismissed the actor and former senator even before he declared his candidacy on late-night TV. Some claim he’s a Hollywood lightweight, but I’ve heard that before (Ronald Reagan). Some dismiss him as a Southern simpleton, but I’ve heard that before (George W. Bush). And I’ve even heard some claim he has a wealth of sexual...
  • The religious right's threat

    10/03/2007 12:35:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies · 565+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 2, 2007 | Dick Polman
    Back in May 2000, I learned firsthand that James Dobson is a tough man to please. Dobson, the prominent Christian conservative who believes that his religious brethren have the God-given right to vet Republican presidential candidates, invited some political journalists to dine with him at his headquarters in Colorado Springs. As we silently forked our pasta salads, Dobson explained why he was so disappointed in frontrunner George W. Bush. Bush, apparently, was not sufficiently conservative, because he had not yet categorically renounced the idea of choosing Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge as his running mate. Ridge was a defender of abortion...
  • Maryland High Court Upholds Marriage As A Man-Woman Thing

    09/18/2007 10:13:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 435+ views
    WMAL Talk Radio ^ | September 19, 2007
    Maryland's highest court Tuesday upheld a state law defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman, ending a lawsuit filed by same-sex couples who claimed they were being denied equal protection under the law. A divided Court of Appeals ruled that Maryland's 1973 ban on gay marriage does not discriminate on the basis of gender and does not deny any fundamental rights, and that the state has a legitimate interest in promoting opposite-sex marriage. The decision essentially sent the gay-marriage issue back to the legislature, where lawmakers on both sides of the debate predicted a flurry of...
  • Is Romney conservative enough on homosexuality?

    09/09/2007 12:06:39 PM PDT · by red irish · 35 replies · 1,075+ views
    Mass Resistance ^ | June 16 2005 | Mass Resistance
    Governor Mitt Romney Press Conference at Massachusetts State House, June 16, 2005 Gov. Romney answers questions at press conference 6/16/05. (Following the formal announcement of the citizens initiative petition for the constitutional amendment regarding marriage, Gov. Mitt Romney gave a press conference at the State House. MassResistance was there, tape recorded the proceedings, and took the photo at the left. We've highlighted some of the interesting parts of his talk.) Governor Romney (opening statement): It's my understanding that the Massachusetts Family Institute has authored and is proposing an amendment relating to gay marriage. And there are a couple of things...
  • Presidential Hopefuls Criticize Iowa Gay 'Marriage' Ruling

    09/05/2007 12:54:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 409+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | September 3, 2007 | Ethan Cole
    Presidential hopefuls seeking to win conservative voters were quick to voice criticism of an Iowa county judge’s ruling to allow gay “marriage” in his county despite the state’s ban on same-sex civil “marriage.” Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney was the first to denounce the decision by Polk County Judge Robert Hanson, who last Thursday ruled that the state’s decade-old same-sex “marriage” ban violated the couples’ constitutional rights. Romney even voiced support of a federal ban on same-sex “marriage.” “The ruling in Iowa is another example of an activist court and unelected judges trying to redefine marriage and disregard the will...
  • Iowa Gay Marriage Applications Halted

    09/01/2007 8:38:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 482+ views
    My Way News ^ | August 31, 2007 | David Pitt
    DES MOINES, Iowa - Same-sex marriage was legal here for less than 24 hours before the county won a stay of a judge's order on Friday, a tiny window of opportunity that allowed two men to make history but left dozens of other couples disappointed after a frantic rush to the altar. At 2 p.m. Thursday, Judge Robert Hanson ordered Polk County officials to accept marriage license requests from same-sex couples, but he granted the stay at about 12:30 p.m. Friday. By then 27 same-sex couples had filed applications, but only Sean Fritz and Tim McQuillan of Ames had made...
  • New Jersey Ponders Same-Sex Marriage (Fred Thompson for constitutional amendment)

    08/23/2007 5:36:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies · 1,107+ views
    Adults in the New Jersey are split over allowing gay and lesbian partners to enter wedlock, according to a poll by Zogby International for Garden State Equality. 48 per cent of respondents agree with giving same-sex couples the same freedom to marry as heterosexual couples, while 45 per cent disagree. In addition, 48 per cent of respondents would let gay couples get married, 30 per cent would retain the current structure that allows New Jersey’s same-sex partners to enter civil unions, and 20 per cent would prefer to grant no legal recognition to homosexual partnerships. In 2004, marriage certificates were...
  • Nix That (Thompson on gay marriage update)

    08/18/2007 9:59:26 AM PDT · by Sir Gawain · 126 replies · 1,769+ views
    NR ^ | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Friday, August 17, 2007 Nix That [Kathryn Jean Lopez] From Team Thompson: I'm afraid CNN story you linked mischaracterized Thompson's comment on gay marriage. They've since altered the story....without noting the change. For the record, the Thompson camp has officially noted that "Fred Thompson does not support a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage." He supports the rights of States to choose their marriage law for themselves. The Thompson camp issued this statement: In an interview with CNN today, former Senator Fred Thompson’s position on constitutional amendments concerning gay marriage was unclear. Thompson believes that states should be able to...
  • Homosexual Group Measures TV Stations for Gayness: ABC and CW Lead in Pro-Gay Programming

    08/17/2007 3:40:20 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 20 replies · 663+ views ^ | August 15, 2007 | Peter J. Smith
    Homosexual Group Measures TV Stations for Gayness: ABC and CW Lead in Pro-Gay Programming By Peter J. Smith LOS ANGELES, August 15, 2007 ( - A leading homosexual activist organization has released a report measuring the prevalence of favorable lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) material on major US television networks. The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) issued its first GLAAD Network Responsibility Index to measure TV networks' "quantity, quality, and diversity" of homosexual propaganda shown during primetime programming. According to the study, ABC leads the five major networks (ABC, CBS, The CW, FOX, and NBC) in primetime...
  • "Executing their oppressors"

    08/14/2007 10:45:17 AM PDT · by AFA-Michigan · 63 replies · 2,810+ views ^ | Aug 10, 2007 |
    In response, millions of oppressed human beings can inflict extraordinary damage. As (homosexual) Americans finally grow tired of experiencing human rights violations, seeing family, friends, children, and themselves persecuted, they can simply start executing their oppressors - obliterating 8-10 million every 5 minutes until the oppressors are ended forever - over 100 million in a single hour. And no force on Earth can halt this retribution once unleashed. ...The profound grievances of tens of millions of Americans have never been redressed. In the past, this type of retailiation for human rights violations - to avenge centuries of persecution, suffering and...
  • Democratic Candidates Attempt to Outdo Opponents in "Gayness" in Public Gay-"Debate"

    08/11/2007 9:20:39 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 22 replies · 764+ views ^ | August 10, 2007 | John Jalsevac
    Democratic Candidates Attempt to Outdo Opponents in "Gayness" in Public Gay-"Debate" By John Jalsevac August 10, 2007 ( - Last night's falsely advertised gay "debate," broadcast on LOGO, was an opportunity to answer the question about the various Democratic presidential hopefuls: "Who is the gayest of them all?" The day after the event, however, and the question appears to have no real answer, since all of the candidates that accepted the invitation to participate in the all-gay-issue forum seemed intent on outdoing each other in toeing the line of total homosexual orthodoxy, with the minor exception of the gay doctrine...
  • Democratic Gay Debates Please Copy9 PM Thursday 8/9/07

    08/09/2007 5:50:48 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 37 replies · 790+ views
    LogoOnline ^ | 8/9/07 | Vanity
    The democratic gay debates are going to be streamed on logo online tonight in about 10 minutes. Would someone kindly copy and post the debates on utube.
  • Democrats To Debate Before Gay Audience - Republicans Turn Down Invitation

    08/09/2007 3:34:58 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 65 replies · 1,489+ views
    Democrats To Debate Before Gay Audience Republicans Turn Down Invitation POSTED: 5:30 pm EDT August 9, 2007 UPDATED: 5:32 pm EDT August 9, 2007 LOS ANGELES -- There are mixed feelings from the gay-rights community about Thursday's historic Democratic presidential forum devoted solely to their issues. On one hand, it's a major milestone for the movement and a sign that the Democratic contenders want to court their votes. On the other hand, there's frustration that none of the front-runners is calling for the legalization of gay marriage, while two support it: Rep. Dennis Kucinich and Mike Gravel. The forum, to...
  • Experts: Credit Romney for homosexual marriage

    07/14/2007 10:30:57 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 258 replies · 1,878+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 7/14/07 | Bob Unruh
    While former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney claims he did everything possible to throttle homosexual marriage in his state – his campaign now saying he took "every conceivable step within the law to defend traditional marriage" – several constitutional experts say that just isn't so. "What Romney did [was] he exercised illegal legislative authority," Herb Titus said of the governor's actions after the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court released its opinion in the Goodridge case in 2003. "He was bound by what? There was no order. There wasn't even any order to the Department of Public Health to do anything." Titus,...
  • 'Vegas of gay marriage'

    06/18/2007 1:22:44 AM PDT · by tuesday afternoon · 20 replies · 907+ views
    Chicago Sun-TImes ^ | 6/17/07 | Ken Maguire
    MASS. | Repeal of 1913 law would let out-of-state couples wed, too BOSTON -- Fresh off the success of defending gay marriage from its latest attack, advocates say they have one more fight in Massachusetts: repealing a 1913 law that bars same-sex couples in most other states from coming here to get married. Some say the law -- which says couples cannot be married here unless their unions would be legal in their home states -- has its roots in the effort to block interracial marriage, and plan to try to get it repealed. » Click to enlarge image Supporters...
  • Britain's First Sex-Change Mayor Sworn In

    05/24/2007 1:48:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 1,156+ views
    Sky News ^ | May 24, 2007
    Britain's first sex-change mayor is to be sworn in at a special ceremony today. Jenny Bailey, 45, who was born a man, will be made civic leader of Cambridge City Council. The mayoress is expected to be her partner, former councillor Jennifer Liddle, 49, who also underwent a sex swap. The pair met while undergoing hormone replacement therapy. Ms Bailey, who has two children aged 20 and 18, and was once married, had a sex change operation when she was in her 30s. A spokesman for the Local Government Association confirmed she would be the first transgender mayor in the...