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  • Donald Trump on Kentucky clerk: Same-sex marriage the 'law of the land'

    09/04/2015 1:44:26 PM PDT · by z taxman · 167 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 4, 2015 | Tom LoBianco
    <p>Washington (CNN)Republican front-runner Donald Trump said Friday that he wished a Kentucky county clerk, Kim Davis, was not jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but he added that the Supreme Court has ruled and it is "the law of the land."</p>
  • Clinton: Officials should 'uphold the law'

    09/04/2015 11:47:40 AM PDT · by detective · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 03, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton posted a message on Thursday saying that government officials should "uphold the law—end of story."
  • NC gay marriage opt-out written to avoid Kentucky-style impasse

    09/04/2015 11:23:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    WRAL ^ | 09/04/2015 | Laura Leslie
    RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina legislators enacted a law in June giving magistrates and staffers in county register of deeds offices a way to avoid participating in same-sex weddings if they have religious objections to gay marriage. But officials said Thursday that the law is different from what's on the books in Kentucky, where a clerk who defied court orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples has been jailed, and they don't foresee a similar standoff occurring in North Carolina. U.S. District Judge David Bunning said he had no choice but to jail Rowan County (Ky.) Clerk Kim Davis...
  • Most Folks Missing the BIG PICTURE About Trump Declaring KY County Clerk Must Obey Law

    09/04/2015 10:57:14 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 111 replies
    Self | September 4, 2015 | PJ-Comix
    I can't believe that so many folks here are missing the BIG PICTURE concerning Donald Trump declaring that the Kentucky county clerk must obey the law on gay marriage. You want to know what the BIG PICTURE IS? Okay here it is: Right now MANY sanctuary cities are disobeying the immigration laws. By now claiming that the Kentucky clerk must obey the law, Trump now has the moral authority to later (or even now) claim that the sanctuary cities MUST obey the immigration laws. Oh, the officials in those cities refuse to obey the law? Good! Then they can join...
  • Trump on Kim Davis: I hate to see her being sent to jail but the law is the law

    09/04/2015 9:57:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 257 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/04/2015 | AllahPundit
    We’re in a weird place as a party when Trump, the would-be strongman who’s going to smash sclerotic American government as we know it, is more of a “rule of law” guy than Ted Cruz is. And way, way more of one than Mike Huckabee is.Trump prefers an accommodation in which gay couples can get their licenses, as the Obergefell ruling requires, and Davis can opt out so that she’s not involved in something that violates her religious beliefs. But she doesn’t want to opt out. She wants to force the whole office to opt out by forbidding her...
  • A new legal cloud over same-sex marriage in Kentucky? Are the licenses issued valid?

    09/04/2015 9:47:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    SCOTUS BLOG ^ | 09/04/2015 | Lyle Denniston
    Five deputy county clerks in Rowan County, Kentucky — the scene of the first major courthouse battle over a conflict between the Supreme Court’s view on same-sex marriage and religious objections to it — told a federal judge that they will start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Friday morning. They did so after the judge sent the county clerk herself to jail for contempt of court, and threatened her deputies with the same fate. But even the judge conceded that those licenses, if issued, may not be valid, although he refused to decide that issue and left it...
  • Is it too late to get the government out of marriage?

    09/04/2015 9:42:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | Ed Morrissey
    Yesterday, Rand Paul articulated a path forward after Obergefell that would provide equal treatment under the law while preserving the free exercise of religion, which is to get government out of the marriage business. “All Americans have the right to contract,” Paul wrote, and enforcing contracts falls clearly within the purview of government. By defining social constructs, Paul warns, creates “a danger that a government that involves itself in every nook and cranny of our lives won’t now enforce definitions that conflict with sincerely felt religious convictions of others.”Indeed, and this is one reason among several that I have...
  • Here's What We Know About The Kentucky Clerk Refusing Marriage Licenses [Why she can't be fired]

    09/04/2015 8:45:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    NPR ^ | 09/04/2015 | Eyder Peralta
    Defying legal decisions that go all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court, Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Ky.., clerk, continued to deny marriage licenses on Wednesday in protest of same-sex marriage.As Kentucky Public Radio's Ryland Barton reports, Davis, who has become a divisive figure in the national debate on same-sex marriage, has been summoned to a federal court on Thursday for a hearing on whether to hold her in contempt.With that, here's what we know about Davis:— She's A Born-Again Christian: The Associated Press reports that Davis' life changed in a church about four years ago.The preacher, according...
  • Here are the Presidential Candidate's Stance on the Jailing of Kim Davis

    09/04/2015 8:02:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    Various Sites | VANITY
    For those of you who want to know how each GOP Presidential candidate publicly stands on the Kim Davis/Gay Marriage issue, here is a guide. BOBBY JINDAL Bobby Jindal Defends Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis QUOTE: "In America, You should be able to keep your job and follow your conscience." MIKE HUCKABEE Mike Huckabee offers support to Kentucky clerk who refuses to issue gay marriage licenses TED CRUZ Ted Cruz: 'I Stand With Kim Davis' JEB BUSH "[Davis] is sworn to uphold the law and it seems to me there ought to be common ground, there ought to be big enough...
  • Trump is right not taking on the Kim Davis Issue

    09/04/2015 7:10:11 AM PDT · by theoldmarine · 164 replies
    Vanity | 9/3/2015 | Dr. James Schulze, D.Min. (PEARUSA)
    Donald Trump is taking a lot of heat from people who would like to see him support the dear lady, Kim Davis, in Kentucky. Those same people, if they think about it are asking him to commit political suicide. Trump is right, for now. Sorry. Everyone, and I include myself, is disappointed, but not surprised that 4 liberal justices and one who has always been sympathetic to the 'queer class' decided that homosexuals are a minority and deserve the protection of law and equal rights. They have also ruled that the crucial parts of the 'Defense of Marriage Act' are...
  • Free Kim Davis

    09/04/2015 7:06:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/04/2015 | Maggie Gallagher
    By the time you read this, Kim Davis will be sitting in a federal jail cell. Buzzfeed is already gloating over Davis’s perp photo. Kim Davis’s crime? Refusing to affix her name to a same-sex marriage license, despite a direct court order to do so. I have said before that religious-liberty protections cannot act as a bar to gay couples: If the law permits a U.S. citizen to get a license, there must be a way for the gay couple to access it, with their dignity intact. But here’s the thing: “The law must be obeyed” is not the final...
  • Kim Davis, Rightful Prisoner of Conscience

    09/04/2015 7:02:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/04/2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    I must confess to harboring a sneaking admiration for Kim Davis. Davis, the county clerk in Kentucky who was jailed for contempt of court after defying a judge’s order to issue marriage licenses to homosexual couples, is in the wrong, inarguably: The proper course of action for a government official who has a moral objection to carrying out his public duties isn’t obstruction but resignation. Jonathan Adler, writing in the Washington Post, reminded us of Antonin Scalia’s argument about the death penalty: If the justice believed that his official participation in the legal machinery of death was immoral, then he...
  • Kim Davis, Liberals and the Rule of Law: What Law?

    09/04/2015 6:57:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/04/2015 | David French
    Working for the government is not an inalienable right. So Kim Davis, a county clerk in Kentucky, was wrong to refuse same-sex couples marriage licenses in her office. If you’re unwilling to enforce the law, you shouldn’t be an officer of the state. After all, it’s not a clerk’s job to ascertain the constitutionality or practicality of a law. If it were, we’d have anarchy. There are hundreds of other vocations she is free to pursue if this one doesn’t suit her. So Davis’s stand isn’t about religious freedom. Not really. Signing off on state documents is not tantamount to...
  • EEOC Sues Star Transport, Inc. for Religious Discrimination (Kim Davis)

    09/04/2015 6:36:51 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 33 replies
    Agency Charges Trucking Company Failed to Accommodate and Wrongfully Terminated Two Muslim Employees For Refusal to Deliver Alcohol Due to Religious Beliefs PEORIA, Ill. - Star Transport, Inc., a trucking company based in Morton, Ill., violated federal law by failing to accommodate two employees because of their religion, Islam, and discharging them, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today. The lawsuit alleged that Star Transport refused to provide two employees with an accommodation of their religious beliefs when it terminated their employment because they refused to deliver alcohol. According to EEOC District Director John...
  • DONALD TRUMP AND KIM DAVIS: NO SWEAT, THEY BOTH EXPOSE THE GOP ESTABLISHMENT: BUNNING'S NEAT TRICK

    09/04/2015 4:19:50 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 45 replies
    9/4/2015 | Self
    (EDITORIAL NOTE: A POST I MADE AROUND 5AM THIS MORNING LAYS OUT THE NEAT TRICK JUDGE DAVID BUNNING APPEARS TO BE PULLING TO AVOID MARTYRDOM FOR KIM DAVIS. I MENTION IT BRIEFLY AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST BUT I WAS LOGGED OFF FREE REPUBLIC AFTER 5AM SO THE POST COULD BE REMOVED FROM THE FRONTPAGE NEWS SECTION) There have been some on Free Republic asking about Donald Trump's view of Rowan County, Kentucky Chief Kim Davis's act of civil disobedience over gay marriage. Whatever, I think what counts is that both of them in their own way expose the...
  • JUDGE BUNNING'S SCENARIO ON KIM DAVIS PLAYS OUT THIS MORNING...THE ALTERNATE SCENARIO....

    09/04/2015 2:00:33 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 46 replies
    9/4/2015 | Self
    Gay couple plantiffs in the federal lawsuit against Rowan County, Kentucky Chief Clerk Kim Davis will walk into her office in a few hours and get their marriage licenses. News media have been reporting their plans overnight. My estimation of the unfolding of events goes like this. Judge David Bunning found out that five of Davis's clerks would obey his order yesterday so Bunning jailed Chief Clerk Kim Davis temporarily so the marriage licenses can be issued today. Then I expect Bunning to spring Davis from jail so she won't end up having some martyr status. I'm reminded of the...
  • Clinton: Officials should 'uphold the law'

    09/04/2015 1:19:01 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 3, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton posted a message Thursday saying that government officials should "uphold the law – end of story." [Snip] The message from the former secretary of State came in response to news that a judge had found Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis in contempt of court for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
  • Rowan Co. Clerk Kim Davis will stay in custody

    09/03/2015 2:47:39 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 156 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 9/03/2015 | Madeline Janicki
    Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, a Democrat, will stay in custody. It was a circus in Ashland today, as media, and protesters on both sides of the Kim Davis controversy came nose-to-nose outside the courthouse. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis appeared before U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning at 11:00 this morning, Bunning had her taken into custody finding her in contempt for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. Bunning told Davis that she would remain in jail until she complied with his order. Davis said “thank you” and was taken from the courtroom by a U.S....
  • Rand Paul: 'It's Absurd' That Kentucky Clerk Was Taken Into Federal Custody

    09/03/2015 1:05:31 PM PDT · by z taxman · 37 replies
    Talking points Memo ^ | Sept. 3, 2015 | Caitlin Cruz
    Sen. Rand Paul's (R-KY) said on Thursday it was "absurd" that Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis had been jailed for contempt after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. "I think it’s absurd to put someone in jail for exercising their religious liberties," the GOP presidential candidate and outspoken advocate of states' rights told CNN on Thursday, shortly after Davis' fate was decided by a U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning. "This is really the problem when from on high we decide to get involved on a federal level with something that has always been a local issue," Paul...
  • Jerry Brown Flouted Gay Marriage Law. Why Not A Kentucky Clerk?

    09/03/2015 11:35:47 AM PDT · by Bratch · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 2, 2015 | David Benkof
    As is now well-known, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis stopped issuing marriage licenses after the Supreme Court ruled in June that states are required to recognize same-sex nuptials. But the fury aimed at Davis has been disproportionate to the actual facts of the situation, and shows galling – and revealing – inconsistency on the part of her critics. In particular, where was the outcry when Attorney General and later Governor of California, Jerry Brown, refused to mount a defense of gay-marriage ban Proposition 8? Representing the state in court was at the center of his job. Yet he put his personal...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Kentucky Clerk: I Am Prepared to Go to Jail

    09/03/2015 8:40:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/03/2015 | Todd Starnes
    Kim Davis could become the first Christian in America jailed as a result of the Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage. “I’ve weighed the cost and I’m prepared to go to jail, I sure am,” Mrs. Davis told me in an exclusive interview. “This has never been a gay or lesbian issue for me. This is about upholding the word of God.” “This is a heaven or hell issue for me and for every other Christian that believes,” she said. “This is a fight worth fighting.” Davis is the clerk of Rowan County, Ky. – a small patch of earth...
  • Its time to look to GOD instead of the GOP as Kentucky clerk Kim Davis faces her contempt hearing

    09/03/2015 4:52:22 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 27 replies
    9/3/2015 | Self
    "......maybe we're not doing all we can, living up to His Holy Word, cause phonies have come and wrong's been done, even killing in Jesus name and if you been burned here's what I've learned, the Lord's not the one to blame...." "How Can They Live Without Jesus"-Keith Green The trashing of Rowan County, Kentucky Chief Clerk Kim Davis's past reminds me of my own past. I'm a drunk thankful to God as I understand God for another day of sobriety. While I was drunk, I used to use God's name a lot, in vain as it were. I said...
  • Huckabee: Thank God for Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, standing firm against SCOTUS’s gay-marriage ruling

    09/02/2015 7:27:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/02/2015 | AllahPundit
    No matter where you stand on this, can we come together for a moment and acknowledge the plain truth of this point by Dan McLaughlin? If elected Democrat Kim Davis was doing this to the death penalty, drug or immigration laws, or voter ID laws, they'd hail her as a hero.— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) September 2, 2015 It’s not that she refuses to perform her public duties that has left-wing critics exercised, it’s that she refuses to performs these specific duties. As it is, TNR’s demanding that Davis be thrown in jail — not just fined or fired, but...
  • Lesbian Couple, Like Kentucky Clerk, Standing up for Beliefs (tissue alert)

    09/02/2015 3:05:20 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 2, 2015 | Claire Galofaro
    As April Miller drove to work, still too stunned to grasp the magnitude of the fight erupting around her, an old song crackled over the car radio. "Will you still love me for the rest of my life?" the band Chicago sang. "I can't go on if I'm on my own." Miller pulled over. And for the first time since she and her partner stepped into the vortex of history, she wept. [Snip] The couple has lived quietly together for years, never intending to lead a battle that has consumed their town of Morehead, where Miller is a tenured university...
  • North Carolina lawmakers allow 'opt-out' over same-sex marriage

    09/02/2015 8:44:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/11/2015 | MARTI MAGUIRE
    Government officials in North Carolina can refuse to perform same-sex marriages by citing religious objections under a law enacted on Thursday by the Republican-led legislature, which voted to override the governor's veto. The law protects the jobs of magistrates and other officials who refuse to perform marriages of gay couples by citing a “sincerely held religious objection.” Governor Pat McCrory, also a Republican, had said the officials who swore to defend the Constitution and perform their duties of office should not be exempt from upholding their oath. The state House of Representatives overrode his veto by reaching the three-fifths majority...
  • Religious liberty: The Kentucky county clerk and the Muslim flight attendant

    09/02/2015 7:04:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/02/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Two current cases may help clarify the issue of the degree to which religious conviction exempts a person from performing job duties.  The New York Times and the rest of the national media are giving front page treatment to Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Kentucky county clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples on religious grounds. For them, the story is one of religious bias from the hateful right standing in the way of human happiness. The other story is receiving less national attention. Melissa Nann Burke of the Detroit News reports: A Muslim-American group...
  • COUNTY CLERK IN KENTUCKY FACES CONTEMPT HEARING IN FEDERAL COURT TOMORROW

    09/02/2015 4:29:48 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 87 replies
    9/2/2015 | Self
    Rowan County, Kentucky Chief Clerk Kim Davis and her staff will face US District Judge David Bunning after lawyers for two gay couples filed a contempt motion. The lawyers for the plantiffs want the judge to issue hefty fines against her to force compliance with his earlier order for her issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Yesterday morning, Davis's office again refused to issue marriage licenses to the two same sex couples who appeared at her office again to demand licenses. Davis issued a statement regarding her decision that says in part. "I am not perfect. No one is. But...
  • ACLU files contempt motion against Kentucky clerk [For defying SCOTUS on same-sex marriage]

    09/01/2015 9:26:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    KMBC ^ | 09/01/2015
    The ACLU of Kentucky filed a motion in federal court Tuesday asking a judge to hold county clerk Kim Davis in contempt of court for failing to comply with the Supreme Court and issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. In court papers, the ACLU lawyers note that following the Supreme Court's order late Monday night, the plaintiffs in their case went to the Rowan County Clerk's office at 8 a.m. Tuesday to obtain a marriage license. "Unfortunately , they were again denied by a deputy clerk who asserted that no marriage licenses would be issued," the ACLU said in a...
  • Wider response sought for survey of Sonoma County’s LGBT residents

    09/01/2015 7:39:54 AM PDT · by rey · 11 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 1 Sept. 2015 | MARY CALLAHAN
    With only two weeks left before the close of a survey about discrimination against Sonoma County’s gay, lesbian and transgendered people, organizers with the county’s Human Rights Commission are reaching out to those people, and especially those on the fringe of the local community, to ensure their voices are heard. The online survey is part of an effort to assess the experience of county residents who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, queer or intersex and to determine what, if any, programs or services may be needed to ensure their full inclusion in housing, employment, social and political arenas. More...
  • Yes religious liberty matters (Vanity)

    09/01/2015 6:04:47 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 4 replies
    free republic ^ | 9/1/15 | cripplecreek
    A few items I found when my Michigan legislative update arrived this morning. The liberal attack on religion is not going to ease up and democrats will force religious based adoption agencies to provide victims to homosexuals. House Bill 4840: Mandate faith-based adoption agencies participate in placements with homosexuals Introduced by Rep. Robert Wittenberg (D) on August 20, 2015, to essentially repeal the 2015 law that prohibits requiring adoption agencies to participate in child placements that violate their moral convictions (which essentially means faith-based agencies and placements with homosexuals). http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=170106 House Bill 4841: Mandate faith-based adoption agencies participate in placements...
  • AFTER SUPREME COURT ORDER KENTUCKY CLERK WILL NOT ISSUE GAY MARRIAGE LICENSE

    09/01/2015 5:55:47 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 303 replies
    9/1/2015 | Self
    It happened in Kentucky minutes ago with Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis explaining to a gay couple why she would not give them a marriage license.... Cameras were there......
  • Catholics Support Gay Marriage as Much as General Population, Believe Pope Francis Has Backed It

    08/27/2015 2:15:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/27/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A study by the Public Religion Research Institute released in August on the beliefs of American Catholics has found that despite the Church's teachings, they support same-sex marriage and abortion just as much as the general population. What is more, a large percentage of Catholic respondents mistakenly believed Pope Francis has backed gay marriage. A profile on American Catholics shared by PRRI noted that they make up roughly one in five, or 22 percent of all American adults, with 59 percent of Catholics categorized as white non-Hispanic, while 34 percent identifying as Hispanic. When asked about whether gay and lesbian...
  • Ky. County Clerks Association will propose removing clerks' names from marriage licenses

    08/26/2015 8:16:04 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 11 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 8/26/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    FRANKFORT — The Kentucky County Clerks Association will propose removing clerks’ names from the document in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s legalization of same-sex marriage. Overturning the state’s ban on same-sex marriage has prompted Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis and two others to deny licenses to all couples, drawing a federal lawsuit against Davis as well as calls to change the licensing process. Leslie County Clerk James Lewis, chairman of the association’s elections committee, told reporters Tuesday that his group is drafting “a simple solution” to the matter. “You would have the county and the county seat listed...
  • Trump says it’s time to move on from gay ‘marriage’ battle: ‘The Supreme Court ruled.’

    08/26/2015 5:32:00 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 388 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/25/15 | Dustin Siggins
    LOS ANGELES, CA, August 25, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – The GOP's leading presidential candidate said that he has been to a gay "wedding" and that conservatives should accept the Supreme Court's redefinition of marriage. In a wide-ranging interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Donald Trump was asked whether the issue of marriage's redefinition is "a dead issue for the GOP at this point." "Some people have hopes of passing amendments [to the U.S. Constitution]," said Trump, "but it's not going to happen. Congress can't pass simple things, let alone that. So anybody that's making that an issue is doing it for political...
  • Naming the Demons of Ireland and Great Britain

    08/25/2015 5:53:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Catholic Voice (IE) ^ | 8/25/15 | Deacon Nick Donnelly
    A friend recently went through statements published by the Irish Bishops’ Conference between 2012 and 2015 to examine the language the bishops used about morality, especially in response to the initiatives of the Enda Kenny government. During this period the Irish government legalised both the killing of unborn babies through abortion and the treatment of homosexuality as equivalent with heterosexuality through so called same-sex "marriage". The statements from the Bishops’ Conference show the Irish bishops failing to name the evil of abortion and homosexual sex even though the Second Vatican Council named abortion an “unspeakable crime” (Gaudium et Spes, 50)...
  • (June 28, 2015) GOP Gov.: "Time To Move On" From Same-Sex Marriage

    08/23/2015 3:36:50 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 79 replies
    CBSNews ^ | June 28, 2015 | REENA FLORES
    By REENA FLORES CBS NEWS June 28, 2015 GOP Gov.: "Time To Move On" From Same-Sex Marriage Possible Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Gov. John Kasich believes it's "time to move on" from the same-sex marriage issue in the wake of the Supreme Court's landmark ruling. "I do believe in traditional marriage and the court has ruled and it's time to move on," Kasich said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday, adding that there's "so many other things now that we have to focus on." Gov. John Kasich talks issues ahead of possible 2016 run Kasich, who has not yet...
  • Christian Baker Says Hundreds of LGBT People Have Backed His Rights Not to Make Gay Marriage

    08/21/2015 10:07:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/21/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Christian cake artist Jack Phillips, who recently was told by the Colorado Court of Appeals that he will not be allowed to refuse to make same-sex wedding cakes if he wants to keep running his business, has said that hundreds of gay people have told him they support his religious freedom rights to not make such cakes. Phillips revealed in an interview with The Daily Signal that while he has been targeted with death threats by some members of the gay community for his stance against baking same-sex marriage cakes, hundreds of others have backed his position. "The other day...
  • Missouri Congregation Joins Over 200 Churches Leaving PCUSA Over Homosexuality

    08/21/2015 9:53:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/21/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    A Missouri congregation has voted to leave Presbyterian Church (USA) over the Mainline denomination's "theological controversies," including its growing acceptance of homosexuality. First and Calvary Presbyterian Church, a Springfield congregation with approximately 1,700 members, voted 493 to 185 on Sunday in favor of disaffiliating with PCUSA. The Rev. Andrew Chaney, senior pastor at First and Calvary, told The Christian Post that his congregation voted following months of consideration. "First and Calvary Presbyterian Church voted to disaffiliate from the PCUSA because it felt that the PCUSA has drifted from its Reformed theological moorings," said Chaney. "Political and theological controversies of the...
  • Trump Joins Kasich as the Anti–Anti–Gay-Marriage Candidate

    08/21/2015 9:44:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/21/2015 | Maggie Gallagher
    Even as the Phillips family is struggling for financial existence against punishing government fines for refusing to bake a gay-wedding cake, Donald Trump is doubling down (along with Kasich) on his position as an anti–anti–gay-marriage Republican. As Paul Dupont points out, Trump, when asked whether gay marriage was a dead issue, did not respond even by saying he would fight for religious liberty, or the right to make a living. He simply said a constitutional amendment is not going to pass, the Supreme Court has ruled, and it’s time to move on. This is from an interview with The Hollywood...
  • [Germany] Most Catholics support gay marriage: study (was??)

    08/20/2015 11:17:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 20 Aug 2015 11:31 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    A survey of Catholics in Germany has revealed that most don’t stick to traditional religious teachings when it comes to views on marriage and sexuality. A study carried out by a Münster University research group questioned around 12,400 Catholics in 42 different countries. […] Over two-thirds—70 percent—of Catholics surveyed in Germany wanted same-sex marriages to be recognized and blessed by the church. The poll comes after a push just a few months ago from a laypeople’s organization calling on bishops to bless same-sex couples. This puts Germany in stark contrast with Poland, southern Europe and Brazil, where the majority of...
  • Same-sex marriage threatens to tear apart Christian college association as some members promise exit

    08/20/2015 7:22:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 08/20/2015 | SAMANTHA WATKINS - PT LOMA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY
    You’ve waffled on the issue too long, dissident leader tells CCCUShe saw the warning signs, but didn’t act until it was too late.Nearly a year after taking the reins of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities – following the messy and expensive firing of its last chief – President Shirley Hoogstra is dealing with a potential revolt of its members.Because CCCU took no action after two of its members recently changed their hiring policies to allow same-sex married couples as faculty and staff, the organization lost a high-profile member, Tennessee’s Union University.For almost two years CCCU has known of...
  • Why I will keep fighting the culture war about sexuality (Why conservatives must continue to fight)

    08/19/2015 8:53:52 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 8/19/15 | Dr. Thomas Lickona
    Following the Supreme Court’s majority decision in June to legalise same-sex marriage in the United States, New York Times columnist David Brooks appealed to “conservatives” (those who do not accept the possibility of marriage between people of the same sex) to stop fighting a losing battle over sexual morality. Instead, he suggested, they should take their Christian values into underprivileged areas and help people overcome material and spiritual poverty.This struck Dr Thomas Lickona, director of the character education centre at the State University of New York and a fan of Brooks’ writing on character, as a false choice, and he...
  • Crowdfunding Seeks $200K to Help Colorado Christian Baker Forced to Make Gay Marriage Cakes

    08/19/2015 8:01:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/19/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A crowdfunding website has been set up for Christian cake artist Jack Phillips, who last week was told by the Colorado Court of Appeals that he will not be allowed to refuse to make same-sex wedding cakes if he wants to keep running his business. The website also notes that Phillips has said he would not make Hitler, pornographic, Halloween, or other cakes with themes against his beliefs. "As stated in court briefs, for 20 years, Jack has declined to make Halloween cakes, pornographic cakes, profane cakes, etc. Nor would he make Hitler cakes, KKK cakes, or anything of that...
  • Courts gone Rogue: "Tennessee courts replace 'mother' and 'father' with 'Parent 1,' 'Parent 2'"

    08/18/2015 11:50:12 AM PDT · by Bobby_Taxpayer · 38 replies
    FoxNews.com Opinion ^ | August 18, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    Children will now have “Parent 1” and “Parent 2” instead of a mommy and a daddy, according to Tennessee’s Administrative Office of the Courts. Shortly after the Supreme Court redefined marriage, the state’s Office of the Courts revised its documents. A spokesperson for the courts confirmed to me that the words “Mother” and “Father” had been replaced by the terms “Parent 1” and “Parent 2.”
  • Kentucky Clerk Refuses to Issue Marriage License to Gay Couple Despite Court Order

    08/17/2015 8:10:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/17/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    A Kentucky state employee has maintained her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite a recently issued court order mandating that her office do so. Kim Davis of Rowan County has declined to follow a court order issued Wednesday by the US District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. "The Court must … point out that the act of issuing a marriage license to a same-sex couple merely signifies that the couple has met the legal requirements to marry. It is not a sign of moral or religious approval," read the order. "Davis, in her official capacity...
  • 82 Percent of Americans Agree: Photographers Have Right to Say No to Gay Weddings

    08/16/2015 6:58:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 14, 2015 | 10:32 AM EDT | Travis Weber
    A recently released poll shows significant public support for the protection of religious liberty—especially when special rights based on sexual orientation are being advanced at its expense. The results reveal hope for the classical liberal vision of America: they indicate that most Americans still appear to want maximum freedom and individual rights protection. […] Support for religious freedom jumps even higher in the context of wedding vendors. 82 percent said “yes” when asked whether a Christian wedding photographer with “deeply held religious beliefs opposing same sex marriage” has “the right to say no” to a same-sex couple asking him or...
  • Ohio Supreme Court board orders all judges to perform gay ‘weddings’

    08/14/2015 9:21:11 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 93 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/14/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    TOLEDO, Ohio, August 14, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Judge C. Allen McConnell is a Christian. As such, he said he could not officiate a homosexual "wedding," because it would go against the teachings of his religion. Now, the Ohio Supreme Court advisory board says McConnell's position violates judicial ethics and that all Ohio Christian judges must relinquish their religious freedom and perform same-sex "marriages." When he refused to marry two lesbians last month, the 71-year-old Toledo judge apologized to the women, and they were "married" a few minutes later by another judge. But McConnell also officially asked for the Ohio Supreme Court's...
  • Colorado Court Rules Against Baker Who Refused to Serve Same-Sex Couples

    08/13/2015 1:12:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/13/2015 | By ERIK ECKHOLM
    A state appeals court in Colorado ruled Thursday that a baker could not cite religious beliefs in refusing to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples. The decision is the latest in a series of similar rulings across the country that have been cheered by civil rights groups but attacked by conservative Christians as assaults on religious liberty. Whether photographers, florists, bakers and other vendors who are Christians should have a right to refuse services for same-sex marriages has emerged as a major cultural and legal battle, one that has intensified since the Supreme Court decision in June establishing same-sex marriage...
  • Polyamory: taboo for religious Americans but not for the rest

    08/13/2015 8:47:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    YouGov ^ | August 12, 2015 | Peter Moore
    The recent Supreme Court decision which asserted that the right to marry is a constitutional right, including for same sex couples, has raised prompted some commentators to question whether the same could be said of polygamy. Polygamy has long been prohibited and rarely practised in the United States, but at least the practise is quite common in many parts of the Islamic world and sub-Saharan Africa. What is increasingly common in the United States, however, are various forms of 'polyamory', where people have multiple sexual and romantic partners with the full knowledge of their partners. YouGov's research shows that most...
  • Former US President Jimmy Carter says he has cancer that has spread to other parts of his body

    08/12/2015 1:46:34 PM PDT · by mgstarr · 105 replies
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