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  • Trump Would "Strongly Consider" Move To Overturn Same-Sex Marriage

    02/04/2016 9:35:45 AM PST · by Gandalf the Mauve · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | 1/31/16 | Marisa Schultz
    Donald Trump would "strongly consider" appointing Supreme Court justices as president to overturn same-sex marriage, the Republican presidential front-runner said Sunday. Courting evangelical voters in Iowa, Trump told "Fox News Sunday" he disagreed with last year's landmark ruling that legalized same-sex marriage because states should decide. "If I'm elected I would be very strong on putting certain judges on the bench that I think maybe could change things, but they have a long way to go," Trump said....
  • Ted Cruz, a Public Firebrand on Social Issues, Is Cooler When Wooing Donors

    02/03/2016 8:27:18 PM PST · by Amntn · 31 replies
    NY Times.com ^ | 2/3/16 | JEREMY W. PETERS and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Ted Cruz sounded despondent at the possibility that same-sex marriage could become legal when he called into the radio show of Tony Perkins, a vehement opponent of gay rights, in February 2014. "Our heart weeps for the damage to traditional marriage that has been done," Mr. Cruz said, urging conservatives to pray but also to fight back. "Be as wise as serpents and gentle as doves," he said, quoting Scripture. But seven months later, when Mr. Cruz visited the Midtown Manhattan office of a major Republican supporter of same-sex marriage, he sounded almost indifferent: If New York politicians wanted to...
  • I’ve changed my mind on the gay cake row. Here’s why

    02/02/2016 8:11:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 02/02/2016 | Peter Tatchell
    Like most gay and equality campaigners, I initially condemned the Christian-run Ashers Bakery in Belfast over its refusal to produce a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan for a gay customer, Gareth Lee. I supported his legal claim against Ashers and the subsequent verdict -- the bakery was found guilty of discrimination last year. Now, two days before the case goes to appeal, I have changed my mind. Much as I wish to defend the gay community, I also want to defend freedom of conscience, expression and religion. The saga began in 2014 when the bakery said it was not...
  • Prime minister says Australian vote to decide gay marriage

    01/28/2016 6:12:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 28, 2016 7:56 PM EST | Rod McGuirk
    Australia's prime minister gave a personal assurance on Friday that his government would legalize gay marriage if a majority of Australians choose marriage equality in a popular vote. The center-right government has promised to hold a plebiscite on the gay marriage question if the government is re-elected in a vote due this year. But a number of the government's most conservative lawmakers have recently announced that they might vote down gay marriage against the wishes of a majority of Australians. ...
  • Most German conservatives support gay marriage: poll (YouGov)

    01/28/2016 8:53:50 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 28 Jan 2016 16:10 GMT+01:00
    Over two-thirds of Germans want gay marriage to be legalized, bringing gay rights in line with those of heterosexual couples, a survey by YouGov published on Thursday shows. [...] Across the political spectrum, Germans said they wanted to see a change in the law. A total of 61 percent of voters for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Union said they were for legalization, suggesting that the Chancellor's opposition to gay marriage is now out of step with her own voter base. [...] Sixty-eight percent of Catholics were in favor, and 67 percent of Protestants. Within both religions, just over a quarter...
  • NY Court: Farmers to Be Re-Educated, Pay Fines for Not Hosting Homosexual Wedding

    01/26/2016 3:49:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    cns news ^ | 1/26/16 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – A couple who hosts occasional wedding ceremonies on their New York farm have lost an appeal to overturn the $13,000 in fines levied against them by the state’s human rights agency, which ruled that their refusal to host a wedding for two women was discriminatory. On Jan. 14, the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, upheld the agency’s order and the fines, a decision the Alliance Defending Freedom - which represented Robert and Cynthia Gifford - said amounted to confirming, “that the government can punish the Giffords for declining to coordinate a ceremony that conflicts with...
  • Bill would toss adoption preference for heterosexual couples [Arizona]

    01/24/2016 6:02:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2016 10:09 PM EST | Bob Christie
    Democrats in the Arizona Legislature want a law that requires judges to give preferences to married heterosexual couples in adoption stricken from the books. The legislation introduced in both the Senate and House removes current language giving preferences to a husband and wife over others in adoptions. Backers say the U.S. Supreme Court's decision last year legalizing same-sex marriage bans laws giving preferences to heterosexual couple over gay couples. Sen. Steve Farley, D-Tucson, also said single parents shouldn't be given second-tier status on adoptions so the proposal completely eliminates preferences for married couples. He said single parents are just as...
  • For Cruz New York “values,” San Francisco “values” and “Swanson values” are Negotiable

    01/19/2016 8:42:18 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/19/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    We’ve heard Ted Cruz detests “New York values.” What we’re not hearing about is his hypocritical “situational” approval of these values and the “values” of a similar location: San Francisco. Nor have we heard about the Senator’s refusal to stand up and defend his New York and San Francisco “values” donors whose lives are threatened by the “values” of Pastor Kevin Swanson one of his convenient Iowa supporters. In 2009 when Cruz first decided to run for public office, he received a donation of $251,000 from Peter Thiel a San Francisco billionaire whose “values” include supporting gay marriage. Cruz wanted...
  • Court: Farmers can’t refuse same-sex ‘wedding’ in backyard, fines them $13,000

    01/18/2016 8:43:43 AM PST · by wagglebee · 78 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/18/16 | Dustin Siggins
    ALBANY, New York, January 18, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Farmers who host weddings in their backyard cannot refuse ceremonies where two people of the same sex are trying to get married, a New York court has ruled. The court's decision affirmed the state's Division of Human Rights (DHR) ruling against Robert and Cynthia Gifford, owners of Liberty Ridge Farms, after they declined to host a "wedding" for a same-sex couple. The Giffords said they would host the reception for a lesbian couple, but the ceremony itself would have to be hosted elsewhere because of their religious beliefs about marriage. DHR found...
  • Donald Trump’s New York Values: In His Own Words

    01/16/2016 1:08:50 PM PST · by Isara · 25 replies
    Cruz News ^ | January 16, 2016
    Trump Says Being From New York Drives His Views on Gay Marriage, Partial-Birth AbortionHOUSTON, Texas – In an interview with Tim Russert, Donald Trump asserts that New York “views” and “attitudes” are different than other places in the country, such as Iowa.View the video here:Donald Trump on New York Values - In His Own Words (Video)Trump on Meet the Press:“I live in New York City. There is a tremendous movement on to have and allow gay marriage.”“Hey, I lived in New York City and Manhattan all my life so my views are a little bit different than if I lived...
  • Donald Trump on his New York Values

    01/15/2016 8:56:54 PM PST · by dschapin · 195 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/24/1999
    Please listen to Donald Trump describe his New York Values to Tim Russert and explain how they may differ from Iowa values.
  • Mark Levin DID go Beck

    01/15/2016 5:50:34 PM PST · by ShivaFan · 65 replies
    opinion | 15 January 2016 | ShivaFan
    <p>So Mark Levin, as predicted, went Beck on us imho (Glen Beck).</p> <p>As fully expected, since he was already building up to it the day before, he is egging on this line of attack on Trump as reflecting "New York Values" - Cruz was told not to go there prior to the debate, but foolishly he went there, and there couldn't have been a more moronic move and insulting to all the 911 first responders, New York's finest, the NYC consruction workers, et all, and ... all just to try and take out Trump?</p>
  • Alabama's Chief Justice Outrages Gay Rights Camp by Refusing to Abide by Supreme Court

    01/15/2016 9:57:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/15/2016 | Rod Kackley
    Just as it seemed America was resigned to -- if not applauding -- gay and lesbian marriages, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has rocked the LGBT boat by ordering his state's probate judges to not honor same-sex marriage licenses. "Alabama probate judges have a ministerial duty not to issue any marriage license contrary to the Alabama Sanctity of Marriage Amendment or the Alabama Marriage Protection Act," Moore wrote in his order that was issued Jan. 6. The phrase "ministerial duty" refers to a July 2015 directive in which Moore argued "public officials are ministers of God assigned the duty of...
  • Kentucky to pay $1.1 million to lawyers in gay marriage case

    01/13/2016 9:13:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 13, 2016 8:30 PM EST
    A federal judge awarded a team of Kentucky attorneys more than $1 million for their role in the landmark United States Supreme Court case that struck down bans on same-sex marriage. The state will have to pick up the $1.1 million tab. In 2014, U.S. District Judge John Heyburn ruled the state's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional. Attorney General Jack Conway refused to appeal, announcing that he believed the ban was discriminatory and destined to fail in the federal appeals courts. But former Gov. Steve Beshear hired outside attorneys to continue defending the ban "so all Kentuckians will have finality...
  • Embracing homosexuality is America’s future, Obama says in State of the Union

    01/13/2016 6:38:33 PM PST · by massmike · 52 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 01/13/2016 | Ben Johnson
    Obama hailed gay "marriage" as one of his proudest accomplishments and looked forward to the day when Americans would shed traditional sexual morality to embrace homosexuals in his final State of the Union address last night. He said he found hope in "the son who finds the courage to come out as who he is, and the father whose love for that son overrides everything he's been taught" about homosexual behavior. To underscore his commitment to the issue, First Lady Michelle Obama invited James Obergefell, the plaintiff in the Supreme Court case, as one of her special guests. Ohio Congressman...
  • Yep. Kim Davis is coming to the SoTU

    01/12/2016 10:31:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/12/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    The First Lady will be featuring an empty chair as one of her guests for the State of the Union speech tonight. (It’s really rather crass to be stealing ideas from Clint Eastwood, isn’t it, Madam?) The empty chair will be joined by Syrian refugee Refaai Hamo, Paris train attack hero Staff Sgt. Spencer Stone, Ryan Reyes (whose boyfriend died at San Bernardino) and Satya Nadella.But it’s not just Obama cheerleaders in the crowd. As the Hill reports, one guest will be from a decidedly different camp. The Kentucky clerk briefly jailed last year for refusing to hand out...
  • Alabama justice: Order against gay marriage still in place

    01/06/2016 6:00:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 6, 2016 8:35 PM EST | Kim Chandler and Phillip Lucas
    Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore on Wednesday said state probate judges remain under a court order to refuse marriage licenses to gay couples even though a US. Supreme Court decision effectively legalized same-sex marriage more than six months ago. The outspoken chief justice, who previously tried to block gay marriage from coming to the Deep South state, issued an administrative order saying the Alabama Supreme Court never lifted a March directive to probate judges to refuse licenses to gay couples. "Until further decision by the Alabama Supreme Court, the existing orders ... that Alabama probate judges have a ministerial duty...
  • Judge Roy Moore: Alabama Chief Justice Screwed 66 Judges on Gay Marriage

    01/06/2016 5:28:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 01/06/2016 | Jay Michaelson
    Defying history, the law, and common sense, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has issued an order prohibiting Alabama probate judges from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Those judges now face a choice between disobeying the law of the land and disobeying their boss. Moore issued his law not as chief justice, but in his administrative role as head of the Alabama court system. This is not Justice Moore's first Hail Mary in the lost cause against gay marriage -- and he's not alone. All over the country, activists and law professors are wasting paper on fatuous proclamations that Obergefell...
  • Huckabee slams Cruz for telling donor fighting gay marriage isn't 'top-three priority'

    01/04/2016 8:51:52 AM PST · by Gandalf the Mauve · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | 12-23-15 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Wednesday blasted Ted Cruz after a POLITICO report quoted the Texas senator telling a donor that fighting gay marriage wouldn't be a "top-three priority" for his administration. "Conservatives are being asked to 'coalesce' around yet another corporately-funded candidate that says something very different at a big donor fundraiser in Manhattan than at a church in Marshalltown," Huckabee said in a statement released by his campaign Wednesday afternoon. "Shouldn't a candidate be expected to have authenticity and consistency, instead of having to look at a map to decide what to believe and what to say?"...
  • Huckabee Hits Cruz with Whopper Lie; Then Denies It's a Lie

    01/02/2016 12:43:36 PM PST · by Isara · 90 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | Rob Knowles | January 2, 2016
    “Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.” – Nathaniel HawthorneI am profoundly disheartened by Mike Huckabee’s behavior. I was a supporter of his in 2008 because he was clearly the more conservative alternative to John McCain, but a short eight years later, he’s let me down–not because he’s polling at a paltry 1.8%, but because he was willfully dishonest when asked about a recent attack on a fellow candidate.A Super PAC supporting Mike Huckabee recently ran an ad that quotes Ted Cruz at a Manhattan fundraiser. The precisely edited clip makes it appear as though Cruz isn’t...
  • Mike Huckabee's Selfish Evangelical Campaign

    01/01/2016 10:17:18 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 36 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 1/1/2016 | Amanda Carpenter
    Back in 2008 on the day of the Iowa caucus, when I was reporting on my first election for Townhall.com, I happened to be grabbing lunch in the same hole-in-the-wall restaurant as then-Huckabee National Campaign Advisor Ed Rollins. He sat in the cafe loudly trash talking the Romney campaign to any reporter he could call on his cell phone. Expletives and insults flew. Anyone sitting in the eatery could hear him. I, stunned any known operative would be so foolish to speak in such a way in a public place, wrote it up as an item. These are the same...
  • Kim Davis' Team Declares Victory on Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

    12/28/2015 8:10:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/28/2015 | Rod Kackley
    Mat Staver, the founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, said Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin gave Kim Davis and all the other county clerks in the state a "wonderful Christmas gift" by protecting their religious rights and freedom. Bevin issued an executive order two weeks after taking office that removes the names of all county clerks from marriage licenses issued in Kentucky. Staver said that will enable Davis and all other county clerks to do their jobs — issue marriage licenses to everyone, including same-sex couples — without compromising their religious principles. Davis vaulted from her little county clerk's office in...
  • Mike Huckabee Takes Aim At Ted Cruz In Iowa

    12/25/2015 11:23:54 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 29 replies
    Redstate ^ | December 25, 2015 | Streiff
    I’ve never quite understood either the appeal of Mike Huckabee as a national candidate or why Mike Huckabee thinks of himself as a national candidate but, for the second time Governor Huckabee has made a bid to become the GOP’s nominee for president. In 2008, he made a creditable run in the early states but dropped out in March when it became apparent that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) 48% would win Texas and the nomination. Huckabee had hoped to reprise his 2008 campaign this year but has been frustrated by one man: Ted Cruz. Cruz won the endorsement of Iowa...
  • Ted Cruz RESPONDS to Politico’s SECRET gay marriage audio — [VIDEO]

    12/23/2015 8:03:10 PM PST · by Isara · 100 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Dec 23, 2015
    This morning the Politico came out swinging at Ted Cruz with the headline “What Ted Cruz said behind closed doors” as if to suggest it would be different from what he says publicly: In June, Ted Cruz promised on NPR that opposition to gay marriage would be "front and center" in his 2016 campaign.In July, he said the Supreme Court's decision allowing same-sex marriage was the "very definition of tyranny" and urged states to ignore the ruling.But in December, behind closed doors at a big-dollar Manhattan fundraiser, the quickly ascending presidential candidate assured a Republican gay-rights supporter that a Cruz...
  • Cruz tells NY donors that gay marriage isn’t a top three priority; Update: Huckabee hits Cruz

    12/23/2015 11:14:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 23, 2015 | Allahpundit
    After that audio of Cruz questioning Trump’s judgment at a private fundraiser leaked a few weeks ago, Mike Allen of Politico promised more was coming. Promise kept. Here’s how he answered when someone stood up at a fundraiser in Manhattan on December 9th and told him he agreed with him on nearly everything — except gay marriage. What sort of priority would the fight against SSM be for President Cruz, he asked? The exchange: Cruz: “My view on gay marriage is that I’m a constitutionalist and marriage is a question for the states. And so I think if someone wants...
  • Report: Ted Cruz tells New York donors at fundraiser that gay marriage isn't a top three priority

    12/23/2015 11:12:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/23/2015 | Allahpundit
    After that audio of Cruz questioning Trump’s judgment at a private fundraiser leaked a few weeks ago, Mike Allen of Politico promised more was coming. Promise kept.Here’s how he answered when someone stood up at a fundraiser in Manhattan on December 9th and told him he agreed with him on nearly everything — except gay marriage. What sort of priority would the fight against SSM be for President Cruz, he asked? The exchange: Cruz: "My view on gay marriage is that I’m a constitutionalist and marriage is a question for the states. And so I think if someone wants...
  • Ted Cruz Adds Two More Endorsements From Social Conservatives

    12/09/2015 11:18:06 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The New York Times' First Draft ^ | December 9, 2015 | Matt Flegenheimer
    Senator Ted Cruz, ascending in state and national polls on the strength of social conservative support, won two more endorsements on Wednesday, including the backing of the National Organization for Marriage. The group, central in legal fights against same-sex marriage, called Mr. Cruz “a proven champion for marriage and religious freedom and someone we can absolutely count on to fight to restore marriage to our nation’s laws.” Mr. Cruz, the Texas senator, also received the support of Richard A. Viguerie, a longtime conservative activist who, in 2012, supported former Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, the Iowa caucus winner....
  • Lawsuit by gay man against catholic school.

    12/02/2015 6:07:53 AM PST · by Radix · 15 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 2 December, 2015 | Marie Szaniszlo
    A Milton Catholic girls’ school and a gay Dorchester man are in a legal fight in Norfolk Superior Court over religious freedom vs. sex discrimination after a job offer was rescinded when he revealed he is married to a man.
  • Gay “Marriage”: Alabama Fights Against Judicial Activism from the U.S. Supreme Court

    11/20/2015 1:58:17 PM PST · by juliosevero · 22 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Gay "Marriage": Alabama Fights Against Judicial Activism from the U.S. Supreme Court By Julio Severo The U.S. Supreme Court created homosexual "marriage" for Americans, virtually imposing this fake marriage and real gay tyranny on America last June. And, as Franklin Graham said about Obama's reaction to this creation, "Right after the Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage, he had the gall to disgrace the White House by lighting it up with the gay pride rainbow colors to celebrate. This is arrogantly flaunting sinful behavior in the face of Almighty God.' Graham is the president of the Billy Graham...
  • Young female suicide bombers kill 15 in Nigeria market attack

    11/19/2015 5:55:38 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 15 replies
    Agence France-Presse in Kano Wednesday 18 November 2015 15.37 EST Last modified on Thursday 19 November 2015 04.02 EST Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Share on Google+ Shares 4,576 Save for later At least 15 people have been killed after two female suicide bombers, one said to be aged as young as 11, blew themselves up at a busy mobile phone market in north-east Nigeria, a day after more than 30 were killed in a bomb blast. Two explosions ripped through the Farm Centre market in northern Nigeria’s biggest city, Kano, shortly after 4pm on Wednesday. One of the...
  • How to Discuss Same-Sex Marriage With Dissenting Family Members

    11/16/2015 7:08:50 AM PST · by Salvation · 30 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-15-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    How to Discuss Same-Sex “Marriage” With Dissenting Family Members Msgr. Charles Pope • November 15, 2015 • I was out on the preaching circuit this past week and spoke at five parishes (including my own) on the biblical vision of Holy Matrimony (marriage) as set forth by God and the Church. The talks were sponsored by the pro-life group Defend Life.While I cannot succinctly reproduce the talk in today's blog, I spoke from notes that are available here and here. A video of one of the talks will be posted soon.I heard a consistent concern voiced by those in attendance...
  • New Kentucky Governor Says All the Kim Davises Are Off the Hook

    11/16/2015 7:10:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/16/2015 | Rod Kackley
    Kim Davis and other county officials in Kentucky should not have to worry about violating their religious conscience by performing official duties much longer. Less than a week after the title "governor-elect" was added to his name, Kentucky Republican Matt Bevin announced he would make sure that Davis and other county officials who don't want to sign gay marriage licenses would no longer have to put their names on the documents. Davis couldn't be happier. "I am ecstatic. He is such a genuine and caring person. I will be forever thankful that he came to visit me while I was...
  • GEORGE H. W. BUSH: I HAVE "MELLOWED" ON GAY MARRIAGE

    11/10/2015 10:10:03 AM PST · by Alfred O. Bama · 110 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 11-5-15 | Sam Levine
    Former President George H.W. Bush has moderated his views on same-sex marriage since seeking the White House, according to a new biography. Bush said in his audio diary before his 1988 presidential campaign that Americans "didn't want same-sex marriage codified," according to The New York Times. But after he served as an official witness at a 2013 same-sex wedding, he sent his biographer, Jon Meacham, a note to clarify that his views had changed....
  • Kentucky's governor-elect to remove clerk names from state marriage licenses

    11/06/2015 12:44:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Yahoo News Via ^ | 11/06/2015 | By Steve Bittenbender
    LOUISVILLE (Reuters) - Kentucky Governor-elect Matt Bevin said on Friday that when he takes office in December he will order changes to the state marriage license form to appease clerks who have objected to issuing licenses to same-sex couples. "One thing I will take care of right away is we will remove the names of the county clerks from the marriage form," Bevin told reporters in the Capitol rotunda. Bevin, only the second Republican elected governor in Kentucky since 1971, said he would make the change by executive order. It is unclear what impact his order would have on the...
  • Same sex marriage wins historic vote in Northern Ireland (vetoed by DUP)

    11/05/2015 7:14:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Irish Central ^ | November 04, 2015 11:00 AM | Dara Kelly
    Making history on Monday a majority of Northern Ireland's Assembly members voted in favor of same-sex marriage for the first time. But the motion was immediately blocked by the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) who submitted a "petition of concern" requiring that the proposal achieve a cross-community majority to pass, effectively vetoing it. Forty one nationalists backed the proposal, but it was approved by only four unionists, ensuring it fell. It was the fifth time same-sex marriage was voted on by the assembly, with the four previous votes falling on a simple majority basis. ...
  • Reclaiming our Liberties and Stopping the Federal Overreach: Nullification and Interposition

    11/04/2015 6:18:43 AM PST · by Randall_S · 4 replies
    Conservative Party USA ^ | November 3, 2015 | Conservative National Coalition (CNC)
    Conservative National Coalition Webinar Reclaiming our Liberties and Stopping the Federal Overreach: Nullification and Interposition WHAT: Educational Webinar on Nullification and Interposition WHO: Conservative National Coalition (CNC) WHEN: Saturday, November 21, 12-2pm EST HOW: Sign up at cp-cnc.org or by clicking here! WHY: The webinar will generate a national discussion about ways and means to unite Conservatives into opposing the recent SCOTUS ruling that forced gay marriage on the American people by peaceful civil disobedience that stops gay marriage at the city, county and state levels. Have you had enough of the federal government’s overreach? Do you want to take...
  • The Christian Business That Was Shut Down Over Gay Marriage Is Now a Church

    11/01/2015 6:04:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/31/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    The Christian owners of Gortz Haus Gallery in Grimes, Iowa, had to close down their business completely after they were charged with discrimination for refusing to hold a same-sex wedding at the venue, but now they say they have a reason to be "pretty tickled." Richard Odgaard and his wife, Betty, had to close their business, a gift shop and bistro, in August, about two years after they told a gay couple from Des Moines their facility couldn't host a same-sex wedding. The Odgaards were subsequently forced to pay a $5,000 settlement for refusing to host a same-sex wedding ceremony....
  • Who Needs a Mom When You Can Have 2 Dads?

    10/20/2015 11:58:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/20/2015 | BY RAY NOTHSTINE
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. Asking for accommodations for religious freedom on marriage is not enough and is likely to fail, says Southern Evangelical Seminary professor Frank Turek. At the Southern Evangelical Seminary's annual National Conference on Christian Apologetics, Turek hosted a panel discussion on marriage titled "What Do We Do Now?" in which he asserted that Christians and supporters of traditional marriage have to make broader arguments about its benefits to society and family. "We can't let it all just be about religious liberty, because if we don't make the arguments that we are arguing for the good of all society...
  • Why Not Three? The Question Gay Activists Cannot Answer

    10/20/2015 8:04:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2015 | Michael Brown
    We knew this was coming for some time now, and there are already throuples (meaning three men or three women in committed relationships) in America and other nations, but for the first time, one of these throuples has come up with an innovative way to be legally married or at least almost legally married. Two Canadian men, Adam Grant and Shayne Curran, were married in 2011. In 2012, they met Sebastian Tran in a nightclub and decided to turn their relationship into a threesome. Now, the fact that they involved a third person in their sex lives is not...
  • NJ archbishop sets strict rules barring Catholics from the sacraments

    10/13/2015 5:57:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Crux ^ | 10/13/15 | David Gibson
    Even as Pope Francis and Catholic leaders from around the world debate ways to make the Catholic Church more inclusive, Newark Archbishop John Myers has given his priests strict guidelines on refusing Communion to Catholics who, for example, support gay marriage or join an organization that rejects Church teaching.In the two-page memo, Myers also orders parishes and Catholic institutions not to host people or organizations that disagree with the Church.He says Catholics, “especially ministers and others who represent the Church, should not participate in or be present at religious events or events intended to endorse or support those who reject or...
  • [Vanity] Has a Supreme Court decision ever been overturned?

    10/10/2015 8:10:22 PM PDT · by cradle of freedom · 79 replies
    Has a Supreme Court decision every been overturned? Does the Constitution permit a way to fix a bad Supreme Court decision?
  • Supreme Court's Gay Marriage Ruling Must Be Rejected by States, 64 Legal Experts Say

    10/10/2015 6:02:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/10/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    A group of 64 legal experts and scholars have signed a statement calling on Americans to oppose the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision legalizing gay marriage nationwide.The Washington, DC-based American Principles Project posted the legal experts' statement Thursday on their website in which they denounced the 5-4 ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges. "The Court's majority opinion eschewed reliance on the text, logic, structure, or original understanding of the Constitution, as well as the Court's own interpretative doctrines and precedents, and supplied no compelling reasoning to show why it is unjustified for the laws of the states to sustain marriage as...
  • 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 Vaticans 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 Popes 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

    Theyre Nigerias unlikely saviors most being white, in their 50s and 60s and combat veterans of the former South African apartheid regime. But, tainted resumes notwithstanding, theyve 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 Reutersand 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 popes 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 didnt 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...