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  • THE UNIPARTY DELUSION IN BRITAIN AND AMERICA

    04/18/2015 5:32:18 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    4/17/2015 | Self
    There was a "debate" between political parties in the United Kingdom Thursday night with five leaders on the stage from the leading parties that aren't in power. PM David Cameron only wanted to participate in one debate so this format was concocted by the BBC as an alternative to an all party debate. Also excluded, Cameron's partner party in government, the Liberal Democrats. Labour leader Ed Miliband was joined by UKIP leader Nigel Farage, Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon, Welsh nationalist leader Leanne Wood and Green Party leader Natalie Bennett. Sturgeon, Wood and Bennett whose main differences with Miliband...
  • Conservative Anglicans Discuss Breaking Apart From Church of England Over Gay Marriage, Women…

    04/17/2015 7:52:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | April 16, 2015 | 8:48 am | Stoyan Zaimov
    A group of conservative Anglican leaders are reportedly meeting in London to discuss forming a “parallel” church that they feel would be more true to Anglican principles on positions like women bishops and gay marriage. The Independent reported that The Church of England is “at risk of an unprecedented schism” in light of the proposal by the Global Anglican Futures Conference, which seeks to counter what conservatives find is a liberal approach to social issues by the Church of England and the Archbishop of Canterbury. […] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said back in December 2014 that he fears the...
  • A Way Out for Christian Wedding Businesses?

    04/17/2015 10:14:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Radical activists in the gay community have put pedal to the metal to force gay acceptance from Christians -- making not only their position but also their tactics anti-Christian. They are deliberately targeting the Christian wedding industry -- the cakemakers, the caterers, the quaint bed-and-breakfast owners, and the like. They are headhunting Christians who refuse their business on moral grounds by slapping them with lawsuits or "human rights" complaints. Fascists would appreciate these tactics. Everyone witnessed the national shaming and death threats that came to Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana, because the owners declined to cater a gay "wedding" --...
  • Catholic bishops should learn from the Mormons (No, he's serious. Ref: "Gay Marriage" & Polygamy)

    04/17/2015 10:05:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The National Catholic Reporter ^ | April 17, 2015 | Father Thomas Reese, S.J.
    The U.S. Catholic bishops could take a lesson from Mormon leaders on how to deal with religious liberty and gay rights. The Mormons have been strong allies of the Catholic bishops in the fight against gay marriage and the protection of religious freedom. But when the Mormons saw they were on the losing side in this fight, they were willing to compromise to protect what they considered essential. Like the Catholic church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints respects tradition and does not change teaching easily. But Mormons do have a pragmatic side. With the entire nation aligned...
  • Why Same-Sex Marriage Can’t Afford to Be Tolerant

    04/16/2015 1:32:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Stand to Reason ^ | 04/15/2015 | Amy K. Hall
    Mere Orthodoxy’s Matt Anderson explains why “an anti-liberal approach toward dissenting views is part of the DNA of the logic of the current gay rights argument”: Imagine, for a moment, that cultural conservatives are right that the family which begins within the union of a man and a woman is a morally unique institution, irreplacable in its role in society and inimitable in its shape by other voluntary associations of free adults, such as gay unions….Then grant this simple premise: that humans are fundamentally and inescapably truth-telling beings, and that falsehoods require an elaborate and complex support structure if they are to take...
  • Pro Tip: Don’t ask for a Christian cake [The bakery business has become a cultural battleground]

    04/16/2015 7:24:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/16/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Really? Another story about bakeries and cakes and who will or won’t bake what without the feds crashing your business? Apparently so. At Right Wing News, Warner Todd Huston has been tracking the story of an Arizona pastor, Joshua Feuerstein, who has been concerned over trends where Christians seem to be exclusively targeted for action if they assert their rights to Freedom of Religion, specifically in the case of so called “gay wedding cakes.” To prove his point, he contacted a “gay bakery” (though how this is defined is a bit hazy) owned by Sharon Haller and asked them...
  • Evolution: Hillary no longer wants marriage left to states, hopes the Supreme Court rules for SSM

    04/15/2015 6:46:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/15/2015 | AllahPundit
    I know what you’re thinking. Didn’t she long ago hop aboard the gay-marriage bandwagon, knowing that it’s now an absolute litmus test for Democrats? Granted, she only formally expressed her support for SSM in 2013, but surely that support encompassed a Supreme Court ruling on equal protection legalizing gay marriage nationwide. The left might tolerate her being a Wall Street crony and a hawk and about 8,000 other things they profess to loathe, but they won’t tolerate her thwarting their “Selma envy” by hedging on gay marriage. They let Obama slide on that in 2008 because it was still...
  • Hillary Clinton has a new position on same-sex marriage (guaranteed constitutional right)

    04/15/2015 1:47:01 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | April 15, 2015 | Dan Merica
    As recently as a year ago, Hillary Clinton was sparring with a public radio host about her position on same-sex marriage, defending her past reticence to discuss the issue and falling well short of full-throated support. Now, in a markedly new position, Clinton is offering just that, calling gay marriage a right afforded by the Constitution. "Hillary Clinton supports marriage equality and hopes the Supreme Court will come down on the side of same-sex couples being guaranteed that constitutional right," said Adrienne Elrod, a Clinton spokeswoman, in a statement. This is an entirely new position for Clinton.
  • Can the US Have Both Religious Freedom and Gay Marriage? Louisiana Bill Shows Way Forward

    04/15/2015 9:12:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/15/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    A Louisiana bill seeks to balance gay marriage with the religious freedom of those who oppose it. The "Marriage and Conscience Act," sponsored by Rep. Mike Johnson, R-Bossier City, would prevent the state from punishing people for actions they take regarding marriage due to their religious or moral convictions. The core section of the law states: "Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, this state shall not take any adverse action against a person, wholly or partially, on the basis that such person acts in accordance with a religious belief or moral conviction about the institution of marriage." Even though...
  • The $20,000 gold Apple Watch Edition sold out in China in less than an hour

    04/10/2015 4:56:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/10/2015 | Joshua Barrie
    The Apple Watch Edition has already sold out in China — and it took less than an hour for the most luxurious gold version of the device, which reportedly costs Ą126,800 ($20,000) to get completely snapped up. Today, Apple put the Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch, and Edition up for pre-order in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, and China. Customers can now try on and buy the watches, but the company says people won't get them until weeks later in the UK — elsewhere, it could be longer. Relatively few will actually walk out of...
  • Poll: 57% of “very religious” Americans say businesses shouldn’t be able to refuse service to gays

    04/10/2015 9:29:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/10/2015 | AllahPundit
    A sequel to yesterday’s Reuters poll. Again, the most politically salient question, whether Christian business owners should be able to deny service for gay weddings specifically, is conspicuously left out of this survey. (You get three guesses why and the first two don’t count.) But then, RFRA laws aren’t limited to gay weddings either. Theoretically they provide a religious defense to any discrimination lawsuit, not just one involving marriage. What’s useful about these polls is seeing which side the public thinks should prevail in those lawsuits, at least in cases involving a total denial of service to a particular...
  • LETTER: If marriage is not between a man and a woman only, then what is it?

    04/09/2015 10:41:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Madison Journal Today ^ | April 3, 2015 | Mark A. Jenkins
    Dear Editor: Your recent editorial on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (that has apparently been tossed in the closet for this legislative session) brought out some interesting points. I agree that a major problem in our society is the cheapening of the sexual relationship. God originally meant it to be shared as part of the exclusive bond between a husband and his wife, not reduced to the almost animalistic way it has become portrayed in the media, and now lived out in some circles. We are really reaping the rotten fruit of the “sexual revolution” of the 1960s and following...
  • Michigan AG's legal team defends fight to uphold same-sex marriage ban

    04/09/2015 7:51:53 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 12 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | April 09, 2015 | Matt Vande Bunte
    GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- The lawyer arguing in favor of Michigan's same-sex marriage ban before the Supreme Court later this month defended the state's pursuit of the case, despite the fact that it runs contrary to a wide swing in public opinion since a 2004 voter-approved definition of marriage as between one man and one woman. "It's the attorney general's job to defend the (Michigan) Constitution whether he thinks it's a good idea or a bad idea," said John Bursch, the special assistant attorney general who will argue the case before the high court. In a March 31 meeting with...
  • 'BELTWAY CONSERVATIVE' SPIN ASIDE, REPUBLICANS CAVED ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM LAST WEEK ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

    04/09/2015 3:22:43 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 21 replies
    4/9/2015 | Self
    Let me start by saying "God Bless You" to all the parties I mention in this post. I sincerely wish peace and serenity, sanity and sobriety in the lives of everyone. I get a sense from emails I've received and comments on radio talks shows etc. etc. that the old "Beltway Conservative" machine is revved up to portray Republican politicians who have caved to the bad guys as good guys. I heard Mark Levin speak of Governor Mike Pence of Indiana as a "decent man". I've been told Governor Pence is a good guy in other places, too. I won't...
  • I’ve been using a smartwatch for months and the Apple Watch makes mine look like garbage

    04/08/2015 1:21:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/08/2015 | Matt Johnston
    I am a die hard defender of wearables. Back in September when I made the switch (one I regret) to a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 from my dead iPhone 5, I decided to get a smartwatch. After doing a bunch of research I decided to get the Samsung Gear Fit. As I've written before, I absolutely love this thing. I paid $107 for it and feel like it's been worth every penny. Notifications are fantastic — short, sweet, comprehensive, customizable. It's curved screen and bright display are stylish and attractive. Fitness tracking isn't perfect, but very solid. For $100 this...
  • Don't Draft Us!

    04/08/2015 11:19:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    There is a “Back to the Future” quality to the current culture clash going on in Indiana, in the country at large, and throughout the Western democracies over marriage and over the gay lobby’s insatiable demands. End-of-Marriage activist Chai Feldblum famously told an audience at Family Research Council, my organization, that in any conflict between religious freedom and gay rights, she could notimagine an instance where the religious freedom side could win. Or should win. It was not despite that oft-expressed radical belief that President Obama named her to the powerful Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) but because of it.Is...
  • Gay substitute teacher denied full-time job at Iowa Catholic school after being outed as engaged

    04/08/2015 10:34:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 04/08/2015 | BY NICOLE HENSLEY
    An Iowa Catholic school denied a substitute teacher a full-time job after learning on his Facebook page he was engaged to a man. Tyler McCubbin already volunteered at Dowling Catholic School as a track coach and filled in for absent teachers. His sexual orientation only became an issue when his social media accounts became the focus of a background check after allegedly being promised a position as a social sciences teacher. His profile on Facebook shows a scattering of likes for LGBT groups and pro-gay artists such as Audra McDonald, but it’s his fiancé that got their attention. “I said,...
  • The New York Times Wants Us to Rewrite the Bible

    04/08/2015 9:51:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/08/2015 | Michael Brown
    How can the religious community live in peace and harmony with the LGBT community? New York Times columnist Frank Bruni has the solution. Just rewrite the Bible. In his April 3rd column, “Bigotry, the Bible and the Lessons of Indiana,” Bruni, himself gay, recognizes that Christian beliefs are not necessarily grounded in hatred. The problem, he claims, is that, “Beliefs ossified over centuries aren’t easily shaken.” Bruni, for his part, wants to shake us free from our fossilized faith. According to Bruni, who evidences little or no understanding of how believers view the Scriptures (namely, as God’s inspired Word), if...
  • The Gay Marriage Wake-Up Call: Even if you're not religious, if gay marriage passes, you lose

    04/08/2015 7:30:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/08/2015 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    The smoke is clearing after three weeks of gay political hysteria: first a dust-up involving Dolce and Gabbana followed by threats of a boycott that fizzled, then an outbreak of derangement over a religious law in Indiana. Take note of how differently these two incidents ended, because there is a lot of hidden intelligence to be gained by reading between the lines: the attack on Dolce and Gabbana seems to have failed, while the pushback against Indiana’s and Arkansas’s religious-freedom bills ended in victory for gay marriage enthusiasts. Dolce and Gabbana barely backtracked on their comments about IVF, yet they...
  • Cruz touts radical court-stripping scheme (Ref: Homosexual “Marriage”)

    04/08/2015 12:28:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show ^ | April 7, 2015 | Steve Benen
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was in Iowa yesterday, where the presidential hopeful reflected on the possibility of a Supreme Court ruling endorsing marriage equality. The far-right senator told his audience, “The first thing and I think the most important thing every one of us can do, is pray. Lift up in prayer.” But as the Dallas Morning News noted, that’s not all Cruz said. He reiterated his vow to press for a constitutional amendment that would clarify the power of state legislatures to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. If the high court does legalize...
  • ...Two guys enter a Muslim owned bakery to order a wedding cake..... (Vanity)

    04/07/2015 7:55:47 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 13 replies
    April 7, 2015 | Din Maker
    Christian businesses are under attack for standing by their spiritual convictions re: same-sex marriages. Why have we not read anything about Muslim Imams refusing to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies in their mosques or meeting places; or Muslim bakeries refusing to make cakes for same-sex wedding receptions??? Someone (Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingrham, Mark Levin... somebody...) needs to bring this up. Or, how about we put James O'Keefe and his video crew on this "under cover". Have two guys walk hand-in-hand into a Muslim bakery and order a wedding cake. In Muslim countries a same-sex marriage would result in at...
  • Hey, Christian Business Owners: The Government Isn’t ‘Forcing’ You To Do Anything

    04/07/2015 7:09:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 110 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 04/07/2015 | Sally Kohn
    You may have heard that the government is forcing businesses not to discriminate. It isn’t. If you chose to run a business, you have to follow the laws. If you don’t, that’s a choice—and you choose to suffer the consequences. Still, in the wake of the controversy surrounding Indiana’s law, conservatives don’t see it that way. Even potential Republican presidential candidates are getting in on the assertions. Rick Santorum recently said: If you’re a print shop and you are a gay man, should you be forced to print ‘God Hates Fags’ for the Westboro Baptist Church because they hold those...
  • Answer Us This, George Stephanopoulos: Should the government compel expression?

    04/07/2015 6:48:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/07/2015 | Quin Hillyer
    ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, CNN’s Chris Cuomo, and MSNBC’s Ed Schultz will soon be in the dock (below, figuratively speaking), but first, let’s make this clear: The battle over various Religious Freedom Restoration Acts has nothing to do with a dislike of, or desire to discriminate against, homosexuals. Let this also be clear: The organized Left and its media mouthpieces have won this week’s skirmishes, largely because the Right’s would-be champions proved to be invertebrate; but advocates of religious freedom have not lost the war, and cannot, must not, and will not retreat — and we have every chance of ultimately...
  • Hey Government: Leave Businesses Alone!

    04/06/2015 7:11:13 PM PDT · by goodn'mad · 17 replies
    Vanity | April 7, 2015 | goodn'mad
    Can you remember a time when a business owner's business was considered to be HIS or HER business? They could (and did) post signs reserving the right to serve anyone they chose. For example, "No shoes...no service." Or, "You must wear a coat and tie to dine here." No one thought much about it. It was a given....it was THEIR business, THEY took the risk, and they could run it as they dang-well pleased! And if they didn't want your business, fine, you could go to the many establishments that did. The marketplace pretty much sorted it all out without...
  • A Civilization Steeped in Dishonesty

    04/06/2015 3:08:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | April 2, 2015 | John Derbyshire
    [Scene: A bakery store somewhere in the U.S.A.]Customer: “Good morning!” Store clerk: “Hello. How may I help you?” Customer: “Do you do wedding cakes?” Clerk: “Yes, we do.” Customer: “Great. My partner and I are getting married. We need a cake for the reception.” Clerk: “OK, but I have to ask: Are you and your partner the same sex?” Customer: “You mean ‘gender’? Yes, same gender.” Clerk: “Then I’m sorry, we can’t do it. We belong to a religious group that teaches it’s wrong to promote homosexuality.” Customer: “Oh. Is there another baker nearby I could try?” Clerk: “Sure. Foster’s...
  • Oh irony! With RFRA, the door swings wider to legalized polygamy (Barf alert)

    04/04/2015 7:29:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | March 31, 2015 | Jay Bookman
    Life is full of delicious ironies, especially if you know where to look for them. Consider the debate over SB 129, Georgia’s proposed “Religious Freedom Restoration Act.” At this point, the entire argument is over one sentence recently added to the bill by the House Judiciary Committee. That sentence reads: “Courts have consistently held that government has a fundamental, overriding interest in eradicating discrimination.” As long as that sentence remains in the bill, SB 129 will not give individuals or businesses a religious-based license to discriminate against gay people. If that sentence is removed, SB 129 does give individuals or...
  • In Northern Ireland: "Before God, This is something we could not make" Christian Baker tells Court

    04/04/2015 5:29:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/04 | by A.B. SANDERSON
    The Ulster baker who has been taken to court for refusing to make a cake celebrating gay marriage said that his religion was too important to him to go against his beliefs, the Daily Express reports. Daniel McArthur, general manager of family run Ashers Bakery, told Belfast County Court, “Before God, this is something we couldn’t make.” The business refused to undertake an order by a gay activist who wanted it decorated with Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie, arm-in-arm under the words “Support Gay Marriage”. Same Sex marriage is still illegal in Northern Ireland; a country where only 10...
  • Video on Muslim bakers points to double standard on gay weddings

    04/04/2015 4:05:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 3, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    It turns out some Muslim-owned bakeries are no more willing to create wedding cakes for same-sex ceremonies than their Christian counterparts. Conservative podcast host Steven Crowder posted hidden-camera video Thursday showing employees at several Muslim-owned bakeries in Dearborn, Michigan, declining his business or referring him to other shops when he asked for a wedding cake with the message “Ben and Steven forever.” Which was fine with Mr. Crowder. “I’m not even saying these Muslim bakeries shouldn’t have a right to do whatever they did — they absolutely should — and many more of them would than Christian bakeries,” he said...
  • Precursor to the Mark of the Beast?

    04/04/2015 11:00:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/04/2015 | Lloyd Marcus
    A few years ago, while visiting family in Maryland, I attended church with my brother. It was a very hip contemporary church. The pastor, who looked in his early forties, wore a shirt and jeans. I saw a parishioner with a Mohawk haircut and others with tattoos. This is not a judgment, merely an observation that the congregation was very racially diverse, as well as in their attire. The topic of the pastor's sermon was homosexuality. He disclosed that his sister is a homosexual. Folks, filled with national statistics and documented facts, the pastor delivered the most loving and compassionate...
  • Open Letter From a Conservative to the LGBT Community

    04/04/2015 9:56:31 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 16 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | April 3, 2015 | Paul M Winters
    The past two weeks have once again seen America devolve into divisive and unproductive squabbling over the issue of gay marriage, specifically involving the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). While much of the rhetoric flying back and forth from both sides has been unproductive and, as are most debates of our modern era, filled with hyperbolic rhetoric designed to speak to our relative choirs, rather than to bring us all to a better understanding and domestic tranquility. Although the effort may prove unfruitful, in the ever-hopeful spirit of provoking thought and breaking down barriers, this conservative directs this open letter...
  • I Am Not Going To Your Gay Wedding; Please Protest So I Can Set Up A GoFundMe Account

    04/04/2015 6:16:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2015 | John Hawkins
    A black man shouldn't be forced to bake a cake for a KKK party. A Jew shouldn’t be forced to bake a cake for a Nazi shindig. A Muslim shouldn't be forced to bake a cake with pork. A gay man shouldn't be forced to bake a cake for a Westboro Baptist Church’s "God hates F@gs" party and a Christian business should not be forced to participate in a gay marriage. For that matter, a Christian shouldn't be forced to bake a cake for an orgy, a Satanist mass or an atheist meeting either. When you say that a Christian...
  • The Controversy in Indiana Is Trumped Up—but RFRA Isn’t a Good Law

    04/04/2015 6:04:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/04/2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Back when there was more wisdom in the practice of law, meaning back when the profession had more humility, there developed a sage doctrine: Courts should resist ordering “specific performance” when a personal service contract is breached. The idea is that when a provider, especially one of small scale, breaks an express or implied agreement to provide a service to a consumer, it is not sensible for a judge to direct that the agreement be carried out as written. The doctrine leapt to mind during this week of manufactured controversy over the state of Indiana’s near-verbatim replication of the federal...
  • Should Mom-and-Pops That Forgo Gay Weddings Be Destroyed?

    04/04/2015 5:45:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 04/03/2015 | CONOR FRIEDERSDORF
    What do white evangelicals, Muslims, Mormons, blacks, conservative Republicans, and immigrants from Africa, South America, and Central America all have in common? They're less likely to support gay marriage than the average Californian. Over the years, I've patronized restaurants owned by members of all those groups. Today, if I went out into Greater Los Angeles and chatted up owners of mom-and-pop restaurants, I'd sooner or later find one who would decline to cater a gay wedding. The owners might be members of Rick Warren's church in Orange County. Or a family of immigrants in Little Ethiopia or on Olvera Street....
  • The 3 percent’s definition of morality mirrors communism, Islamic State

    04/03/2015 8:39:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 2, 2015 | Bethany Blankley
    The hullabaloo over false information being propagated about Indiana’s Religious Freedom and Restoration Act (RFRA) reveals a much more serious underlying problem in America. Morality according to the 3 Percent (the gay community in America) is defined by imposing conformity, control, coercion, and oppression over those who disagree with their definition of equality, fairness, tolerance, or even love. The 3 Percent’s “outrage” cannot be about equal rights, as same-sex couples already benefit from civil unions, domestic partnerships, marriage, adoption and fostering children, in addition to receiving health benefits and other legal rights. Nor can it be about fairness. I recently...
  • GOP hopefuls criticize Obama marijuana policy but hedge on their own

    04/02/2015 10:26:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 1, 2015 | Seth McLaughlin
    Republican presidential hopefuls are united in blasting President Obama for his chaotic enforcement of marijuana laws, but the unity quickly breaks down when they are asked how they would handle things if they were in the White House. Some have sent mixed signals, saying state decisions should be respected while questioning how Mr. Obama has respected those decisions. Others have refused to say how they would wield the federal bureaucracy against marijuana. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is one of the few potential candidates to take a firm stance, saying he would insist on following federal statutes that outlaw the drug....
  • Let’s just say it… declining to participate in a gay marriage ceremony isn’t “discrimination”

    04/03/2015 9:01:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/03/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Before we begin, allow me to clear up one common misconception for those of you who aren’t regular readers of the site and just followed a link here because of the awful, offensive title. Most of you in the latter category always seem to assume that I’m opposed to gay marriage because I have no problem with – and actually support – the RFRA laws currently under discussion. If you take a moment to check with our commenters you will be quickly disabused of this notion, as they will immediately tell you I’m one of those big ole’ RINOs...
  • Hot new liberal theory: Memories Pizza orchestrated fiasco because they wanted the online donations

    04/03/2015 8:57:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/03/2015 | AllahPundit
    Best Trutherism ever. Nothing else comes close.It adds up. ABC57 reporter Alyssa Marino walks through the door of the pizzeria during a Category Five news-storm over RFRA and asks, “Anyone here got a problem with catering gay weddings?” The pizzeria employees slink away, knowing what a “yes” would mean for their careers. But not Memories CEO Crystal O’Connor. As usual, she’s one step ahead of the game. Instantly she recognizes that if she says yes to Marino, the left will go apesh*t, flooding her business with crank calls, death threats, and nasty online reviews. The business will close temporarily....
  • A Kind of Moral Rape: What the gay lobby really wants -- moral validation for their lifestyle

    04/03/2015 6:48:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/03/2015 | Bill Kassel
    Let us assume, for the moment, that individuals and organizations opposed to Indiana’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act are well intentioned and pursuing their protests in good conscience. That may be more credit than most of them would give to people on the other side of the debate. But I’ve got a point to make. The view of the opposition is that this law denies the civil rights of gays. They are convinced that those who support it are motivated by animosity toward homosexuals and revulsion at the idea that people of the same sex can marry. Opponents reject any argument...
  • RONALD REAGAN RESPONDS TO 'TOLERANT' PROTESTORS IN MARCH 1970

    04/03/2015 3:04:00 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 15 replies
    4/3/2015 | Self
    It was 1970 and the leftist fueled anti-Vietnam War protests were in full swing. The anti-war protestors liked to show up and shout down their opponents much like the brownshirted thugs would go after adversaries of the Nazi Party in Germany around 1930. The anti-war crowd disrupted politicians of all stripes when they tried to speak. Just like the LGBT protestors of today call the religious conservative opponents of gay marriage "bigots", "Nazis" or "KKK" the anti-war crowd called their opponents "fascists" and "storm troopers" On March 19, 1970 the anti-war protestors came to Santa Barbara, California to disrupt an...
  • DFU SING-ALONG: Indiana Pizza Parlor and Gay Gestapo

    04/02/2015 5:58:02 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 3 replies
    dfu via youtube ^ | 4-2015 | dfu
    Sing along and enjoy. This whole thing was a set up by a reporter. Shameful. Who stole my country? If you have a moment, please leave a comment at YouTube and give an opinion. But be more civil than the Gay Gestapo.
  • THE CORPORATE-POLITICAL CONNECTION: BEYOND GAY MARRIAGE AND KILLING RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

    04/02/2015 2:59:57 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 29 replies
    4/2/2015 | Self
    Big Business pressure played a big role in reducing two "tough conservative" Republicans to bowls of mush this week, but it isn't just gay marriage and religious freedom where the Corporate Elites wield influence over Republicans and Democrats. The US Chamber of Commerce and some of the big corporate names attacking religious freedom this week have also been in the forefront of calling for "comprehensive immigration reform". Those are the code words for Amnesty for illegal immigrants and or a massive increase in work permits for people from foreign countries. The biggest cheerleader for Common Core educational standards among GOP...
  • The Fascist Left and Same-Sex Marriage

    04/01/2015 2:50:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 1, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed a law with the same name as one signed on the federal level by President Bill Clinton in 1993, which was co-sponsored by Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., the presumptive next Senate minority leader. Naturally, Pence found himself on the wrong end of a partisan barrage from ABC News' George Stephanopoulos for signing that law the following Sunday. It sure is nice to be a Democrat. What exactly does the law state? The Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana states that "a governmental entity may not substantially burden a person's exercise of religion, even...
  • Black Church Group of 34,000 Churches From 15 Denominations Splits With PCUSA Over Gay Marriage

    04/01/2015 7:23:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/01/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    Urging Presbyterian Church USA to "repent and be restored to fellowship," the National Black Church Initiative, which represents 34,000 churches from 15 denominations, has declared it has severed ties with PCUSA after it amended its constitution changing their definition of marriage to include same-sex couples."NBCI and its membership base are simply standing on the Word of God within the mind of Christ. We urge our brother and sisters of the PCUSA to repent and be restored to fellowship," NBCI President Rev. Anthony Evans said, according to Charisma News."PCUSA's manipulation represents a universal sin against the entire church and its members....
  • Tim Cook’s Moral Confusion—and Intolerance

    04/01/2015 6:27:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    CATO INSTITUTE ^ | 04/01/2015 | Roger Pilon
    Few recent battles have seized the nation’s moral compass quite as emotionally as the one going on in Indiana right now, pitting defenders of religious liberty against opponents of discrimination based on sexual orientation. But Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook brings the moral confusion surrounding the battle to a head this morning with his op-ed in the Washington Post. Lumping together both legitimate and illegitimate “religious freedom restoration acts,” he writes, “they go against the very principles our nation was founded on.”Really? Let’s see if that claim stands up. We find those principles in the nation’s founding document, the Declaration...
  • Many Religious Freedom Law Opponents Would Force Participation in Abortion

    03/31/2015 12:55:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March, 31, 2015 | Matt Bowman
    There’s a secret underneath Boycott Indiana’s false rhetoric about that state’s new religious freedom law: some of those involved also want to force you to help purchase and perform abortions. Opponents of Indiana’s law (known as “RFRA”) say it discriminates, but neither it nor any of the nation’s 20 other RFRA laws mentions sexual orientation. They just create a general standard where religious claims sometimes win and sometimes lose. To justify calling RFRA “anti-gay,” its opponents radically redefine discrimination without saying so. The ACLU campaigns to “end the use of religion to discriminate.” But read the fine print, and you’ll...
  • Here’s why every state should follow Indiana’s lead on religious liberty

    03/31/2015 12:08:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    RARE ^ | 03/31/2015 | John-Henry Westen
    Last week, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed a state version of the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which prevents the government from forcing people of faith to violate their religious beliefs. Nineteen other states and the federal government have similar laws that protect religious liberty. Pence and state lawmakers should have been cheered for their defense of human and constitutional rights. Instead, they’ve been lambasted by business leaders, celebrities, Seattle’s mayor, and the NCAA, some of whom have threatened the state with losses of tens of millions of dollars in business. According to critics, Pence’s signature is the equivalent...
  • In Defense of Indiana: The anti-RFRA backlash is a perfect storm of hysteria and legal ignorance.

    03/31/2015 6:39:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/30/2015 | Rich Lowry
    Indiana is experiencing its two minutes of hate. It is doubtful that since its admittance into the union in 1816, the heretofore inoffensive Midwestern state has ever been showered with so much elite obloquy. Indiana’s sin is that its legislature passed and Governor Mike Pence signed into law a Religious Freedom Restoration Act, setting out a legal standard for cases involving a clash between a person’s exercise of religion and the state’s laws. To listen to the critics, you’d think the law was drafted by a joint committee of attorneys from the Ku Klux Klan and Westboro Baptist Church. The...
  • Will opposition to gay marriage disappear from the GOP’s party platform?

    03/30/2015 2:30:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/30/2015 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Only the most vicious partisans on either side of the aisle care a whit for the party platform. The outdated practice of defining a political party’s ideals in writing so that they can be ignored by the institution’s elected officials serves only the opposition’s purposes. For Republicans, the platform’s codification of the GOP’s support for banning of all legal abortion practices and legally defining marriage as an institution that exists only between a man and a woman have provided their Democratic opponents ample opportunity to frame the party as “extreme.” The Democrats, too, stumbled into a public relations nightmare...
  • For millennials, homosexuality more acceptable than casual sex

    03/30/2015 10:32:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/29/2015 | Aaron Blake
    Acceptance of gay marriage has long been a matter of when, rather than if -- in large part thanks to younger generations being overwhelmingly in favor.But just how quickly are views of homosexuality changing from generation to generation? A new poll from the Public Religion Research Institute has some insights.The poll tested how millennials (ages 18 to 34) view various sexual behaviors, including homosexuality. And about equal numbers say homosexuality is morally wrong (38 percent) and morally acceptable (42 percent). Another 13 percent say it depends on the situation, while 7 percent declined to answer.What's most interesting, though, is when...
  • Maybe The LGBT Community Should Bake Its Own Cakes

    03/30/2015 9:10:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/29/2015 | John Nantz
    Imagine an America where atheists, Buddhists, Catholics, Protestants, agnostics, Hindus, and Muslims are all subject to the whims of local, state, and federal legislators. Gone is our most fundamental Civil Right, Freedom of Religion. Each person’s conscience is subject to the loudest and most organized objector. Every man servant to caprice, perversion, and proclivity. Imagine an America where one ideology is ensconced as supreme, where debate is criminal. This statist dystopia is precisely what the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) community militates for—a caliphate of sexual psychosis. The LGBT movement isn’t a debate about Civil Rights but about special...