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  • ‘I am a gay priest who is happy': Vatican official fired after coming out on eve of Church conf.

    10/05/2015 9:18:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/04/2015 | By Sarah Kaplan
    On Saturday evening, as hundreds of bishops convened in Rome for a major church assembly on family issues, former Vatican priest Krzysztof Charamsa headed a mile across town to a different gathering: the founding meeting of the Global Network of Rainbow Catholics, a group of 13 organizations advocating for inclusion of gays in the church. Charamsa had lost his job just before, when he was fired from his position in the Vatican’s doctrine office after announcing that he was gay and introducing reporters to his boyfriend. “I want the Church and my community to know who I am: a gay...
  • The Facts About Pope’s Meeting With Kim Davis

    10/05/2015 9:13:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/04/2015 | Matt Barber
    Big news this week as “progressives” worldwide learned, to their utter shock and mournful consternation, that the pope is Catholic. Rumors are they will next examine wild bears, the woods and certain mysteries therein. On Wednesday the Vatican confirmed what a handful of us knew days before. Pope Francis secretly (and privately) met with Kim Davis at Washington’s Vatican Embassy to personally offer his broad support for her bold stand against that insidious and “intrinsically disordered” counterfeit called “gay marriage.” Does Pope Francis really support Kim Davis? While specifics of Davis’ legal case were not discussed during the private meeting,...
  • Oregon Officials Seek to Seize $135K From Bakers Who Refused to Make Cake for Lesbian Couple

    10/05/2015 9:01:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/05/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    Officials in Oregon have started a legal process to seize $135,000 from Christian bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein after they refused to pay the state-ordered damages for declining to bake a cake for a lesbian marriage ceremony. "Our agency has docketed the judgment and is exploring collection options," Charlie Burr, communications director at Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, told The Daily Signal. "They are entitled to a full and fair review of the case, but do not have the right to disregard a legally binding order." It's a preliminary step to seize the Kleins' house, property, or other assets...
  • Chick-fil-A Arrives in New York, Gays, Animal-Rights Nuts Hardest Hit

    10/05/2015 7:42:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/05/2015 | Michael Walsh
    Can you imagine this happening even ten years ago? This is the pace of “social change” in the seventh year of the reign of the Emperor Hussein: A highly adored and highly controversial fast food chain satisfied cravings and ruffled a few feathers Saturday with the grand opening of its first official Manhattan outpost. Chick-Fil-A, the massively popular Southern staple owned by a conservative Christian family known for their anti-gay marriage views, hatched a 5,000-square-foot store in Herald Square to mixed reviews from fervent devotees and activists.“This is the best chicken in the world, in my opinion.” said Dana...
  • White mercenaries have Boko Haram on run

    They’re Nigeria’s unlikely saviors – most being white, in their 50s and 60s and combat veterans of the former South African apartheid regime. But, tainted resumes notwithstanding, they’ve been getting the job done in northern Nigeria, hitting the Islamist terror group Boko Haram hard enough to send the jihadists into retreat, liberating dozens of villages and freeing hundreds of women and girls held as slaves and “bush wives” during a six-year-long reign of terror, reported London Telegraph. Boko Haram recently pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. In recent years, Boko Haram has slaughtered entire...
  • Hardline Archbishop Set Up Kim Davis Meeting

    10/03/2015 12:27:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Newser ^ | October 3, 2015 | Rob Quinn
    Her lawyer is now feuding with the Vatican. A Vatican official says there is now "a sense of regret" that Pope Francis ever met Kim Davis, reports Reuters—and that could be bad news for the archbishop who set up the meeting. Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, the Vatican's ambassador to the US, was appointed by Benedict XVI and is known for his hardline stance against same-sex marriage, the Washington Post reports. Vatican officials say Francis wasn't briefed on the Davis case and the meeting "should not be considered a form of support," which has left church insiders wondering whether Vigano deliberately...
  • The real story behind the pope’s meeting with Kim Davis

    10/02/2015 11:19:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Yahoo! Politics ^ | October 2, 2015 | Amy Sullivan, senior editor
    This is what it sounds like when a pope gets mad. On Friday, Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi released an extraordinary statement, personally approved by Pope Francis, debunking nearly everything that has been reported this week about a meeting between the pope and Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The private meeting between Davis, her husband, Joe, and the pope, which Davis’ attorney says took place at the Apostolic Nunciature (Vatican Embassy) in Washington, D.C. last Thursday? It didn’t happen. Instead, Davis was one of “several dozen persons who had...
  • Vatican says private 'audience' in D.C. was with gay ex-student, not Kim Davis

    10/02/2015 2:04:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/02/2015 | Tom Kington
    A week after Pope Francis met Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk jailed for her refusal to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples, the Vatican on Friday suggested that she exploited the meeting to promote her views, denied that the pope fully supports her and cast doubt on her account of the encounter. The Vatican later noted that the only “audience” Francis had at the gathering in Washington was with a former student of the pope, Yayo Grassi, an openly gay Argentine who along with his longtime partner and some friends met with Francis. Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi said...
  • Vatican: ‘Pope Francis’ meeting with Kim Davis not a show of support

    10/02/2015 1:52:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Vatican says Pope Francis’ meeting with Kim Davis “should not be considered a form of support of her position.” Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk who became a grassroots conservative hero after refusing to issue gay marriage licenses, was one of “several dozen” individuals invited by the Vatican ambassador to meet with Francis at the embassy in Washington last week, said spokesman Federico Lombardi. “The Pope did not enter into the details of the situation of Mrs. Davis and his meeting with her should not be considered a form of support of her position in all of its particular...
  • 'Sense of regret' in Vatican over Pope Francis' meeting with gay marriage opponent

    10/02/2015 11:58:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/02/2015 | BY PHILIP PULLELLA, Vatican City
    Pope Francis' meeting last week with an American woman at the center of a row over gay marriage was not something he had sought and should not be seen as an endorsement of her views, the Vatican said on Friday. One Vatican official said there was "a sense of regret" that the pope had ever seen Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk who went to jail in September for refusing to honor a U.S. Supreme Court ruling and issue same-sex marriage licenses. The encounter in Washington was originally kept secret and has sparked widespread debate since it became public this...
  • Meeting with Kim Davis has pope-watchers asking, what did Francis mean?

    10/01/2015 2:27:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/01/2015 | By Michelle Boorstein and Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    The revelation of a private meeting last week between Pope Francis and Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, set off a vigorous debate in the United States on Wednesday about what message the popular pontiff may have been trying to send. Unlike some of the other private sit-downs during the pope’s trip to the United States and Cuba, the Vatican declined to discuss the session with Davis, whose stance in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling affirming the right to same-sex marriage has made her a hero to some religious...
  • Oregon bakery refuses to pay damages to lesbian couple denied service

    10/01/2015 8:23:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies ^ | 10/01/2015 | By Cliff Pinckard, Northeast Ohio Media Group
    The owners of an Oregon bakery are refusing to pay state-ordered damages to a lesbian couple after a dispute over a same-sex wedding cake, reports say. Aaron and Melissa Klein, who own Sweet Cakes by Melissa, were ordered by the Bureau of Labor and Industries to pay $135,000 to Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer, reports The Kleins have filed an appeal of the ruling, claiming financial hardship even though crowdfunding efforts have raised more than $500,000 for the couple, according to Herb Grey, a lawyer representing the Kleins, tells Reuters the couple has raised far less than $500,000, but...
  • Rep. Jud McMillin resigns after sex video emerges

    09/30/2015 3:10:56 PM PDT · by Callahan · 30 replies ^ | 9/30/2016 | Tony Cook
    An Indiana lawmaker has abruptly resigned after a sex video was reportedly discovered on his phone. Rep. Jud McMillin, the second-highest ranking Republican in the state's House of Representatives, stepped down Tuesday a week after he sent a bizarre text message to several people apologizing for "anything offensive" they may have received from his stolen phone.
  • What it means that Pope Francis met Kim Davis

    09/30/2015 2:30:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    CRUX ^ | 09/30/2015 | By John L. Allen Jr.
    ROME – If anyone suspected that Pope Francis didn’t really mean the strong words he spoke on religious freedom last week in the United States – that he was phoning it in, while his real concerns were elsewhere – claims that he held a private meeting with Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis certainly should lay that suspicion to rest. The meeting was first reported by Robert Moynihan of Inside the Vatican magazine. A Vatican spokesman said Wednesday, “I do not deny that the meeting took place, but I have no comments to add,” which, in effect, is a way of...
  • Kentucky clerk Kim Davis met privately with Pope Francis, Vatican confirms

    09/30/2015 8:08:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/30/2015 | By Abby Ohlheiser and Justin Wm. Moyer
    Pope Francis met with Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis during the pope’s visit to the United States, the Vatican confirmed on Wednesday morning. Rev. Manuel Dorantes, a spokesman for the Vatican, said to The Washington Post, “I do not deny that the meeting took place, but I have no comments to add.” The meeting between Davis, who went to jail for six days after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and the pope was announced late Tuesday by Liberty Counsel, a religious freedom nonprofit that is representing the elected Rowan County clerk in her ongoing legal struggles. Liberty...
  • Gay Couples in Common Law Marriage States: Call Your Lawyer

    09/30/2015 7:39:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | September 30, 2015 | Sarah Rumpf
    A wedding is not just two people exchanging rings; it is an entanglement of their personal, legal, and business affairs. For better or for worse, marriage affects a broad and substantial list of rights involving inheritance, property, child custody, and more. Now that gay marriage is legal in all fifty states, both the people involved in gay relationships and the legislators drafting the laws that govern all these rights need to carefully analyze the issues presented. As it turns out, those who cheered the decision [legalizing homosexual marriage] may have their own reasons to worry. The Law of Unintended Consequences...
  • Pope Francis met Secretly with Kim Davis, Offered his Support and Prayers

    09/29/2015 7:44:35 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/29/2015 | Austin Rose
    Pope Francis met privately with controversial Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis and her husband while he was in Washington, DC last week.
  • Where 'gays' are heroes, pedophiles victims, Christians crazy (morality's continued 'evolution'...)

    09/28/2015 10:36:38 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    WND ^ | September 25, 2015 | Unattributed
    Experts say morality's continued 'evolution' has no limits Traditional morality regarding sex isn’t just collapsing, it’s being inverted. Homosexuals, whose behavior once was illegal and reviled, are heroes. Pedophiles, considered among the lowest of the low for millennia, are being characterized as victims. And if you think there’s something wrong about all of this, you might have a mental disorder. It’s a perspective that Paul Kengor, a university professor, historian and author of “Takedown: From Communists to Progressives, How the Left Has Sabotaged Family and Marriage,” argues is being pursued aggressively by Democrats. “Once upon a time, you would have...
  • Pope Francis says government workers have the right to refuse to issue gay marriage licenses

    09/28/2015 7:33:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/28/2015 | Rick Moran
    Pope Francis told reporters on his flight back to Rome from the US today that government workers issuing gay marriage licesnses have a "human right" to refuse to do their duty if it goes against their conscience. Thus, the pontiff  directly injected himself into the Kim Davis controversy - the Kentucky clerk who went to jail because she refused to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. Reuters: Pope Francis said on Monday government officials have a "human right" to refuse to discharge a duty, such as issuing marriage licenses to homosexuals, if they feel it violates their conscience. Speaking...
  • Government officials have right to refuse gay marriage licenses: pope

    09/28/2015 7:09:03 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 28 September 2015 | Reuters
    Pope Francis said on Monday government officials have a “human right” to refuse to discharge a duty, such as issuing marriage licenses to homosexuals, if they feel it violates their conscience.
  • CO Attorney General Orders Boulder to Stop Issuing Fake Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

    09/27/2015 6:29:57 PM PDT · by lonestar67 · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 1, 2014 | Sarah Jean Seman
    Update: Hall ignored the deadline and proceeded to issue unconstitutional marriage licenses. As reported by The Denver Post: "This was not a hard decision. I'm proud to do this for my community," Hall said Tuesday afternoon, adding, "it's not about politics. This is about people who love each other." Hall's office has issued 88 marriage licenses to same-sex couples since Wednesday, when the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals struck Utah's ban on gay marriage.
  • Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Switching Parties to Become a Republican

    09/25/2015 2:33:01 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 25, 2015
    Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, a longtime Democrat, says she is switching to the Republican Party because she feels abandoned by Democrats in her fight against same-sex marriage. Davis' made the announcement while in Washington, D.C., to attend the Family Research Council's Value Voters Summit, said Charla Bansley, a spokeswoman for Liberty Counsel, which represents Davis in her legal battles. "I've always been a Democrat, but the party left me," Davis said, according to Bansley.
  • Stunning Adminssion:Hyper-Progressive Cardinal Danneels Admits Being in Mafia Dedicated to Unseat PB

    09/25/2015 12:53:51 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 23 replies
    A Blog for Dallas Area Catholics ^ | 9/25/15 | Tantumblogo
    "STUNNING ADMISSION: Hyper-Progressive Cardinal Danneels Admits Being in Mafia Dedicated to Unseat PBXVI" Pride goeth before the fall. The modernists are apparently feeling very powerful and secure, because they are starting to open their mouths and crow about both their opposition to Pope Benedict XVI, dropping hints they played a role in his abdication, as well as quite possibly illicitly organizing to elect Pope Francis. Further serious concerns are being raised about Cardinal Godfried Danneels, one of the papal delegates chosen to attend the upcoming Ordinary Synod on the Family, after the archbishop emeritus of Brussels confessed this week to...
  • Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Is Meddling and Altering Marriage Licenses, ACLU Says

    09/22/2015 12:54:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    NBC News ^ | 09/22/2015 | TIM STELLOH
    Kim Davis went back to work as a Kentucky county clerk last week after a stint in jail and a pledge that she wouldn't interfere with deputies who were issuing wedding licenses to same-sex couples. But in a court motion filed Monday, the American Civil Liberties Union said that she was doing just that. After returning to her job on Sept. 14 as the Rowan County clerk, the filing said, Davis "immediately" began meddling with licenses that the office's deputy clerk, Brian Mason, was issuing. Kim Davis went back to work as a Kentucky county clerk last week after a...

    09/22/2015 6:20:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 09/22/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk who spent five days in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in compliance with a judge’s order – and who resumed work a few days ago – is still not doing her court-ordered job, say couples who’ve tried to get their proper wedding documentation. And they’ve taken their case back to court, saying Davis needs to fully comply or face fines. Reuters reported Davis is issuing forms that contain material changes, not the original, official ones. Specifically, she’s taken the documents pertaining to marriage licenses and removed the references...
  • Gay marriage fight shifts as politicians spy an opportunity

    09/20/2015 4:59:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 20, 2015 10:55 AM EDT | Adam Beam
    Politicians who may have thought they wouldn’t have to say much at all about gay marriage once the U.S. Supreme Court effectively legalized it now must answer a different question: Do you support Kim Davis? The Rowan County clerk, who has become a darling of many conservatives despite being a Democrat, cited “God’s authority” and religious liberty in choosing jail time over issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Some social conservatives have cast Davis as a hero, shifting the gay marriage debate from one about civil liberties—a matter that appeared to have been settled—to one about religious liberty. …
  • Spain’s conservative ruling party leaders attend gay wedding

    09/19/2015 2:19:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 19, 2015 2:53 PM EDT | Harold Heckle
    The top brass of Spain’s ruling conservative Popular Party including Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy have attended the same-sex marriage of their deputy secretary-general, giving tacit approval to a law they once bitterly opposed. Javier Maroto exchanged vows with Josema Rodriguez late Friday at a ceremony in the northern city of Vitoria attended by Rajoy, secretary-general Maria Dolores Cospedal and other party dignitaries, the party said in a statement. “In Spain, the right to marriage is for everyone and we all share that message today,” Maroto said afterward. “Parties evolve,” he added. “Now my party and the government join in backing...
  • Obama’s Tasteless Welcome of Pope Francis

    09/18/2015 10:42:52 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 32 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 18, 2015 | Katrina Trinko
    Maybe we shouldn’t expect anything much from a president who gave Queen Elizabeth an iPod filled with his own speeches, and who gave former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown a set of American movies on DVDs that didn’t work in the U.K. But the way this White House is choosing to “welcome” Pope Francis is appalling. When Francis arrives at the White House on Wednesday for a welcome reception, his greeters will include “Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Anglican bishop who’s now a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, a think-tank with ties to the...
  • Presbyterian Church (USA) Holds First Gay Wedding at National Office

    09/18/2015 11:44:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/18/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    The national office for the mainline denomination Presbyterian Church (USA), located in Louisville, Kentucky. The largest Presbyterian denomination in the United States recently hosted a same-sex wedding at its national office in Louisville, Kentucky. An official with Presbyterian Church (USA) officiated a wedding last Thursday between Paul Kempf and Robb Gwaltney at the Presbyterian Center's chapel. A PC(USA) spokesperson told The Christian Post that the ceremony had "perhaps 25 people in attendance, a combination of family and friends, along with a few staff." Gregg Brekke of the Presbyterian News Service wrote "… the ceremony [was conducted] by the Rev. David...
  • The Next Kim Davis: Government Officials Exercise Their Right to Refuse Gay Marriages

    09/18/2015 11:34:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/18/2015 | Rod Kackley
    Either of two judges in Oregon could become the next Kim Davis by taking a stand for what they see as their religious freedom to refuse to perform same-sex marriages. The Oregon Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability will hold hearings in November concerning the case of Marion County Circuit Court Judge Vance Day, who has been refusing to perform same sex-marriages. Patrick Korten, a spokesman for the legal firm Day has hired, told the Oregonian the judge never prevented a gay couple from getting married, as Kim Davis did in Kentucky by refusing to issue marriage licenses. Instead, Davis...
  • Ohio factory worker fired for recommending Christian movie to lesbian co-worker

    09/18/2015 7:53:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 32 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/18/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Because it "made her feel uncomfortable". Gay marriage won’t affect you at all. Gay rights won’t take away your rights at all. Remember those? Seems like a long time ago that the secular left was making those claims, when in fact its was only a few months ago. Before Sweet Cakes by Melissa. Before Memories Pizza. Before Kim Davis. And let’s talk about Kim Davis for a second, because the secular left claims the issue with her is not her faith, but that she didn’t do her job - an argument that implies that as long as she did her...
  • Dred Scott v. Sandford [Similarities to Obergefell vs. Hodges?]

    09/14/2015 7:02:11 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 9 replies ^ | 9 September 2015‎ |
    The Supreme Court's decision in Dred Scott v. Sandford is unanimously denounced by scholars.... Opponents of slavery fiercely attacked the Dred Scott decision. The Evening Journal of Albany, New York, combined two themes and denounced the decision as both an offense to the principles of liberty on which the nation was founded, and a victory for slave states over the free states:[32].. That editorial ended on a martial note: All who love Republican institutions and who hate Aristocracy, compact yourselves together for the struggle which threatens your liberty and will test your manhood! Many abolitionists and some supporters of slavery...
  • Back to Work: Ky. clerk says she won’t personally authorize gay marriage licenses -- or interfere

    09/14/2015 6:54:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/14/2015
    The Kentucky county clerk at the center of a national firestorm over her refusal to issue same-sex marriage licenses vowed Monday -- just days after her release from jail -- that she would not prevent her office from issuing such licenses but would not personally authorize them either. Kim Davis, the clerk for Rowan County, detailed what she described as a "remedy" during a brief press conference as she returned to work for the first time since her jailing. Whether that "remedy" satisfies the courts -- or undermines the legal validity of the licenses -- remains to be seen. Under...
  • Kim Davis taught us how bad liberals really are

    09/14/2015 6:54:05 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 17 replies
    Renew America ^ | September 12, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    If there is one overarching observation that I could make from the discussions I've seen on the internet about Kim Davis' recent imprisonment, it is that there are a powerful lot of uninformed, inarticulate, cognitively-challenged folks out there on the information superhighway. It seems like any place you go where there is an article about Kim Davis and her refusal to issue illegal marriage licenses to homosexual couples, you will quickly find yourself surrounded by mouth-breathers raucously asserting that she "deserved to go to jail" for "breaking the law" and "violating their constitutional rights." Even "conservative" establishmentarian pundits like George...
  • Kentucky Anti-Gay-Marriage Clerk Kim Davis: Back to Square One

    09/13/2015 6:27:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | 09/13/2015 | GABE GUTIERREZ
    MOREHEAD, Kentucky — When the Rowan County clerk's office opens at 8 a.m. ET Monday, Kim Davis will have a decision to make. In her absence, her subordinates have been issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Does she stop them? If so, how? Call a staff meeting? Fire them? Or stay silent? "We hope Kim Davis will follow the law and obey court orders," said Amber Duke, a spokeswoman for the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky. "If she doesn't, our attorneys will meet and decide our next action." Even Davis' lawyers at Liberty Counsel, the Florida-based group that has...
  • Trans Activist Caitlyn Jenner's Stance on Gay Marriage Shocks Ellen DeGeneres (Video)

    09/13/2015 7:40:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/12/2015 | Benge Nsenduluka
    Transgender activist, Caitlyn Jenner, recently shared her views on same-sex marriage during her first ever talk show appearance on the "Ellen DeGeneres" show and her lukewarm stance on the hot button issue surprised the host. Jenner, formerly known as Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner, told DeGeneres, who is a fellow member of the LGBT community, that she identifies as a Republican Conservative. She said that while she once opposed same-sex marriage, her views have slowly "changed" although she still appeared to be somewhat unsure on the subject."I have to admit that I remember 15 years ago, 20 years ago, whenever...
  • Attorneys seek $1.1 million-plus in gay marriage legal fees

    09/12/2015 11:43:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 12, 2015 2:34 PM EDT
    Attorneys who brought the Ohio lawsuit that led to a Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage want a judge to approve their request for more than $1 million in legal fees and expenses from the state. […] The Cincinnati lawyers represented James Obergefell, who sued Ohio’s health director for refusing to list him as the surviving spouse on his husband’s death certificate. …
  • Kim Davis: When Should Christians Engage in Civil Disobedience?

    09/11/2015 8:11:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/11/2015 | Frank Turek
    Should Christians ever disobey their government? Some say no. But Kim Davis sides with Martin Luther King and thinks civil disobedience is justified. Ms. Davis is the Rowan County Kentucky clerk who spent four days in jail for refusing to put her name on same sex marriage licenses. Claiming to be a new Christian, Ms. Davis is also a long-time Democrat. In court last week, Judge David Bunning told Davis: "The court cannot condone the willful disobedience of its lawfully issued order." He said that "if you give people the opportunity to choose which orders they follow, that's what potentially...
  • 10 Questions For "Rule-of-Law" Critics Of Kim Davis

    09/10/2015 1:17:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/10/2015 | Joe Rigney
    ThereÂ’s much talk of late about Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. She actually stopped issuing all marriage licenses, to avoid the charge of discrimination. SheÂ’s now out of jail, although itÂ’s possible sheÂ’ll be sent back. Among those who are sympathetic to her plight and the religious-liberty implications of the case, many (if not most) still think her decision to refuse to issue licenses was wrong. For example, Russell Moore and Andrew Walker carefully distinguish between private actors (like bakers and florists) and agents of the...
  • Accommodate Conscientious Objectors to Same-Sex Marriage

    09/10/2015 8:21:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/10/2015 | The Editors
    Kim Davis is out of jail, but she never should have been there to begin with. In late June, the U.S. Supreme Court required all states to recognize same-sex marriage, putting Mrs. Davis, head clerk of Rowan County, Ky., in a difficult position. In Kentucky, marriage licenses bear the name and invoke the authority of the head county clerk, making Mrs. Davis, in her view, a participant in a union to which she objects on religious principle. One day after the Court’s ruling, she stopped issuing marriage licenses entirely. A lawsuit followed, charging her with violating the law as interpreted...
  • June 26, 2015: It's time to legalize Polygamy (which is 1 of reasons to lower age of consent to TEN

    09/09/2015 8:34:58 PM PDT · by GailA · 31 replies
    The Politco ^ | June 26, 2015 | By Fredrik deBoer
    Welcome to the exciting new world of the slippery slope. With the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling this Friday legalizing same sex marriage in all 50 states, social liberalism has achieved one of its central goals. A right seemingly unthinkable two decades ago has now been broadly applied to a whole new class of citizens. Following on the rejection of interracial marriage bans in the 20th Century, the Supreme Court decision clearly shows that marriage should be a broadly applicable right—one that forces the government to recognize, as Friday’s decision said, a private couple’s “love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family.” The...
  • YouGov poll: 56% support jailing Kim Davis, Republicans evenly split at 42 percent

    09/09/2015 8:45:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/09/2015 | AllahPundit
    I’ve seen two polls on this and both of them were bad news for Davis. Yesterday Rasmussen asked people if an elected official should be able to a ignore a federal court ruling that he or she disagrees with for religious reasons and got a 26/66 split. I can’t see the crosstabs there but it sounds like they offered that as a binary choice, with no middle-ground option of accommodating Davis’s objection by taking her name off the marriage licenses. Then again, if you follow Huckabee-an logic on this matter, Davis doesn’t need to be accommodated because the Supreme...
  • The lesson of the Kim Davis fiasco? Officials should follow laws they disagree with...

    09/09/2015 3:52:55 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 18 replies
    American Irony ^ | 9-9-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • Kim Davis Has No Right To Impose Her View of Marriage on Others

    09/09/2015 9:35:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/09/2015 | Jacob Sullum
    When the ACLU of Colorado likened a baker who won't supply cakes for gay weddings to a police officer who refuses to protect a church or synagogue, it blurred the distinction between private action and state action, which is vital to a free society. Conservatives who defend Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who last week went to jail rather than issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, are making the same mistake. Mike Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, said a federal judge's decision to hold Davis in contempt of court amounted to "the...
  • Conservatives, Be Careful What You Wish For In the “Kim Davis” Case

    09/09/2015 9:32:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/09/2015 | Bob Barr
    Imagine waking up to the news that a Quaker county sheriff is denying concealed carry permits to citizens because of his religious objection to violence; or, a Muslim DMV supervisor in Dearborn, Michigan has ordered his staff to refuse to issue driver’s licenses to women out of a religious objection to women behind the wheel. These are among the realities that await should we make Kim Davis, the embattled County Clerk from Rowan County, Kentucky, an archetype for “religious freedom” in America. In 1802, Thomas Jefferson replied to a letter from the Danbury Baptist Association of Connecticut in which he...
  • Kim Davis and Rosa Parks [A Comparison]

    09/09/2015 8:29:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/09/2015 | Wallace Henley
    If, as Rick Warren and others have suggested, religious liberty is becoming the major civil rights issue of our time, will Kim Davis be the Rosa Parks of the movement? Rosa Parks ignited the civil rights crusade against racial discrimination when, on December 1, 1955, she refused to move to the back section of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, in defiance of a city code stipulating where black people could sit. Will Rowan County Kentucky clerk Kim Davis' refusal to issue same-sex marriage licenses because of her biblical beliefs, and subsequent incarceration, make her the rallying point for an energized...
  • Is there no way to accommodate the conscience of people like Kim Davis?

    09/09/2015 7:51:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/09/2015 | Dennis Saffran
    It goes without saying, as many conservative commentators have argued (see here, here, and here), that liberals who wax sanctimoniously about the “rule of law” in condemning Rowan County, Kentucky, Clerk Kim Davis for illegally refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, are being laughably inconsistent. The left cheered San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom for illegally granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples in 2004. They defend “sanctuary cities” that defy federal immigration law and local officials who refuse to comply with federal drug laws. In short, they are demonstrable hypocrites. But, beyond agreement on this collateral point, social and religious conservatives...
  • Man stabbed after finding wife naked in bed with her father

    PONTIAC, Mich. — A 25-year-old man told police that he was stabbed after finding his wife in bed with her own father, WWJ reports. It happened just after 3:30 a.m. Saturday when the man arrived at his home on West Rundell Avenue to find his wife, completely naked, in bed with her father, police say. The man then reportedly woke his father-in-law up and the two began to fight. Police say the father-in-law, identified by authorities as Henry Allen Michael of Detroit, allegedly stabbed the younger man in his back with a knife. He then fled the scene in the...
  • Kim Davis and the Roots of Protestant Resistance to Civil Authority

    09/09/2015 7:11:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/09/2015 | David French
    Before a judge today ordered her release, Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee announced their plans to meet with Kentucky clerk Kim Davis whose refusal to worship at the First Church of Justice Kennedy and sign her name to same-sex marriage licenses landed her in jail over the Labor Day weekend. Had her stand happened a few short centuries ago, Huckabee and Cruz would likely have been joined by a few notable figures from Christian history — men like Martin Luther, John Calvin, and John Knox — the men who first put the “protest” in “Protestant.” They would have understood her...
  • Kentucky passes religious-freedom act [A State Law passed in 2013 Judge Bunning ignored]

    09/08/2015 3:32:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | March 27, 2013
    Overriding Gov. Steve Beshear’s veto by overwhelming margins, the Kentucky house and senate have passed religious-freedom legislation. The Catholic Conference of Kentucky supported the measure. The short law reads: Government shall not substantially burden a person's freedom of religion. The right to act or refuse to act in a manner motivated by a sincerely held religious belief may not be substantially burdened unless the government proves by clear and convincing evidence that it has a compelling governmental interest in infringing the specific act or refusal to act and has used the least restrictive means to further that interest. A "burden"...