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  • Weaponized Self-Pity, Part I: Divorce

    03/13/2019 8:55:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Ruth Institute ^ | March 12, 2019 | Jennifer Roback Morse
    Recently, I noticed my friend Leila Miller repeating online that she does not insist that people remain living with an abusive spouse. My inclination was to say, “Stop! You don’t need to say it again!” Around the same time, I noticed that I was about to repeat myself on a seemingly unrelated topic. I started thinking, “What exactly is going on here?” My answer: We are dealing with weaponized self-pity, not a good-faith question. Miller is the author of Primal Loss: The Now-Adult Children of Divorce Speak. She gives voice to the adult children whose lives were disrupted by their...
  • The Curious Case of Ilhan Omar

    03/10/2019 7:36:08 AM PDT · by libstripper · 26 replies
    The City Journal (published in NYC) ^ | Sept. 9, 2016 | Scott W. Johnson
    In early August, 33-year-old Ilhan Omar became an overnight sensation in Minnesota politics. Her primary victory over 22-term incumbent Phyllis Kahn secured the Minnesota Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) endorsement of Omar’s candidacy to represent House District 60B in the state legislature. Minneapolis’s Star Tribune trumpeted Omar’s victory in a huge headline on its front page, proclaiming that the Somali immigrant’s victory had “made history.” The paper followed up with two more retrospective stories admiring Omar’s triumph.
  • First cousins in love fighting for right to get married in Utah

    03/08/2019 6:07:14 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    KATV ABC 7 On Your Side ^ | March 6, 2019 | Felycia Campbell
    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — A Utah couple said they're in love, but they're first cousins and it's illegal for them to marry in their home state. Michael Lee and his wife Angie tied the knot in Colorado where it is legal to marry. The couple said their love story began with a crush in second grade. "It's like second grade ,I remember, I stopped her mother-- I stopped her-- I said I'm going to marry Angie, and she said 'no I'm sorry you can't but you can be friends,'" Lee told KTVX. Family vacations would bring the two together,...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, March 7, 2019 [prayer]

    03/07/2019 3:46:31 AM PST · by Albion Wilde · 39 replies ^ | March 7, 2019 | FR intercessors
    Join Freepers throughout the world to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. —1 John 5:14 Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Please join us in prayer for LOVE, TRUST and FIDELITY to the Word to bring about mercy and healing for our nation.
  • Great Wedding Ideas from Chinese Weddings

    03/01/2019 3:32:56 AM PST · by vannrox · 21 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 1MAR19 | Editorial staff
    (It's springtime, and that means a time for new starts and new beginnings. A look at how the Chinese get married is enough to put a smile on anyone's face.) All over the world people are getting married. They marry in the United States, they marry in Russia, they marry in Kenya, and they marry in China. A marriage is a wonderful and joyous event. It is a time of happiness and the beginning of a new life. it is a very special time, and a very special event. Here are some cute and fun traditions that the contemporaneous Chinese...
  • Mum, 31, pens heartbreaking note on what marriage is like after having kids

    02/28/2019 7:39:15 AM PST · by yandexja · 99 replies
    FP NEWS ^ | FEBRUARY 27, 2019 | James Lawson
    It is no secret having children can have a big impact on a couple’s relationship. And one Australian mum, Mel Watts, has touched hearts with an extremely “raw and honest” Facebook post about how her ten year relationship is no longer what it once was. “Husband. Wife. Roommates? If someone told me years ago that my relationship would one day change, I would have laughed and said no way,” she began in a Facebook post
  • A Brief Reflection on Male Headship

    02/23/2019 7:04:31 AM PST · by NRx · 5 replies
    Orthodox Christianity ^ | 02-23-2019 | Dr. David C. Ford
    If then, you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth (Col. 3:1-2). I commend you because you remember me in everything, and you maintain the traditions even as I have delivered them to you. But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a woman is her husband, and the head of Christ is God (1 Cor. 11:2-3). Male headship: “The head of...
  • Kerala rape case: Sis. Lucy, who protested against accused bishop, says sex abuse rampant in Church

    02/23/2019 6:22:14 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    Firstpost ^ | February 21, 2019 | T K Devasia
    Full title: Kerala rape case: Sister Lucy, who protested against accused bishop, says sexual abuse is rampant in Church Religious women, priests and laymen who supported a nun after she filed a police complaint of rape against Jalandhar ex-bishop Franco Mulakkal, are being systematically targeted by the Catholic Church in Kerala. Nuns, who form the most vulnerable community in the Church, are facing most of this oppression. While five nuns who took to streets demanding the arrest of the bishop are being put under pressure and threatened, another nun who was an important witness in the case was harassed and tortured...
  • Kansas lawmakers sponsor bill calling same-sex marriages ‘parody’

    02/22/2019 7:10:03 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 9 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | February 12th 2019 | JONATHAN SHORMAN AND BRYAN LOWRY
    TOPEKA A handful of Kansas lawmakers are backing a bill that labels same-sex marriages “parody marriages” and seeks to stop the state from recognizing them. Another bill would create an “elevated marriage” for straight couples and make divorce more difficult in some cases. That bill also describes same-sex marriages as parody marriages. The public disapproval of same-sex marriage from some Republican lawmakers comes just months after voters elected the state’s first openly gay lawmakers and less than two weeks after the introduction of a bill that would prohibit discrimination against LGBT individuals statewide. The anti-gay marriage bills stand virtually no...
  • Democratic Congresswoman Condemns Religious Bigotry, Standing up to

    02/02/2019 11:39:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | February 2, 2019 | David Glosson
    In a surprising op-ed, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), who has announced she is running for President, called out fellow Democrats for fomenting “religious bigotry” during the confirmation of some of President Trump’s recent judicial nominees. Although she did not call them out by name, Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) were undoubtedly in Gabbard’s crossfire, as both Democrat Senators recently (and repeatedly) asked Brian Buescher, a nominee to the U.S. District Court in Nebraska, about his affiliation with the Knights of Columbus, a faith-based, service organization that supports the Catholic Church’s historical teaching on marriage, abortion, and human sexuality. With around two...
  • Governor’s Office Says Kim Davis Must Pay $225,000 To Gay Plaintiffs For “Violating Civil Rights”

    01/30/2019 2:23:31 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 18 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | 30th January 2019 | John Cheves
    Citing “conduct that violates civil rights,” lawyers for Gov. Matt Bevin say former Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis should be held responsible for nearly $225,000 in legal fees and court costs incurred by couples who sued her in 2015 when she refused to issue marriage licenses because of her religious opposition to same-sex marriage. Although Bevin, a Republican, publicly has praised Davis as “an inspiration ... to the children of America,” his attorneys are taking a more critical tone in court briefs, blaming the ex-clerk for failing to do her job following the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2015 decision legalizing...
  • Single Minded: Forget Marriage, South Koreans Aren't Even Dating

    01/22/2019 9:59:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    This Week in Asia ^ | January 20, 2019 | Crystal Tai
    It’s the dreaded question single South Koreans find themselves fielding from relatives, friends, colleagues and even strangers on a regular basis: “When are you getting married?”. “My parents pressure me [about marriage] whenever I visit them,” said one 34-year-old man living in Seoul. “They joke about it at first, but they get really serious by the end of our conversation.” A 32-year-old female freelancer also based in the capital tells a similar story. “When I meet people for the first time, they ask me why I’m not married. It’s especially common for older Koreans to ask these questions,” she said,...
  • French author Yann Moix, 50, calls women over 50 'too old' to love, sparks outrage

    01/08/2019 7:16:10 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 115 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI | January 8, 2019 | Michelle Ewing
    PARIS - A 50-year-old French author is under fire on social media for saying he couldn’t love a woman his own age. According to USA Today, BBC News and other outlets, Yann Moix made the controversial comments in a recent interview with Marie Claire France. "I'm telling you the truth," the TV host and "Rompre (Breaking Up)" writer said in French. "At 50 years old, I am incapable of loving a 50-year-old woman." When asked to explain, he said: "I find that too old. When I'm 60 years old, I'll be able to do it. Then 50 years old will...
  • Rescuing Marriage From The Liberals, Because Civilization Is At Stake

    01/07/2019 1:04:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | January 7, 2019 | Scott Morefield
    I try not to be a judgmental person. Especially of late, I typically prefer to leave the obnoxious moralizing, shallow virtue-signaling, and hysterical hand-wringing to the Leftists, who after decades of godlessness finally seem to have what’s ‘moral’ and ‘immoral’ down pat, being high priests and priestesses of their own invented ‘religion,’ after all. But I try to live and let live, respecting other people’s viewpoints and understanding that, though I may see the world through a particular lens, others may see things in an entirely different way. So yeah, I get that the “but” that’s about to come will, in...
  • 'Payback' for love: WWII vet, 93, has visited wife's grave 1,300 times

    12/21/2018 7:44:11 AM PST · by Red Badger · 22 replies ^ | Updated: Dec 20, 2018 - 12:56 AM | By: Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
    HONOLULU - Six days a week, World War II veteran Ted Richardson visits the Honolulu gravesite of his wife at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. He takes three buses from his Waikiki apartment to get there, but for the 93-year-old, it is a pilgrimage he enjoys. "I always tell her when I go up there, 'Payback time,'" Richardson told KGMB. Richardson is usually the first visitor when the cemetery opens at 6:30 a.m., the television station reported. He has visited his wife’s grave more than 1,300 times. “Payback” is usually in the form of flowers, which he lays...
  • Mattel meeting with gay couple to consider Barbie same-sex ‘wedding’ set

    12/17/2018 7:15:21 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 62 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | December 17th 2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    Homosexual celebrations could be coming to toy aisles nationwide soon if Barbie manufacturer Mattel accepts a proposal to produce sets of same-sex “wedding” dolls. Matt Jacobi and Nick Caprio are a homosexual couple in Arizona that plans to get “married” next May. In comments on Instagram and to ABC 15, they explain that they wanted to get a special birthday present for Jacobi’s 8-year-old niece, who will be a flower girl at their “wedding.” Jacobi is also an E! reality TV personality and contributor to Instinct Magazine. “We thought it would be special to give her something with a little...
  • Scottsdale couple catches Mattel's attention in post asking for same-sex Barbie set

    12/14/2018 10:35:54 AM PST · by bgill · 51 replies ^ | Dec. 13, 2018 | Laura Lollman
    A Scottsdale couple sparked toy brand Mattel's attention with a social media post asking for a same-sex Barbie wedding set. Matt Jacobi and Nick Caprio are set to be married May 2019 and their two nieces will be flower girls. When one of the girls' 8th birthday came around, Jacobi and Caprio wanted to get her something special to get her excited about the big day. The couple found some Barbie wedding sets but none of them were same-sex wedding sets... Jacobi said Mattel reached out to him Wednesday to set up a meeting to discuss the issue and they...
  • Why men should give their wives a cheat pass this Christmas

    12/10/2018 1:39:55 PM PST · by C19fan · 74 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | December 7, 2018 | Rosa Silverman
    When I told my husband I was interviewing a writer who thinks men should give their wives a ‘cheat pass’ this Christmas, he understandably had some questions. “How would the wife find someone suitable for the occasion?” he wondered. (We were talking in the abstract, of course, and I deemed it safer to treat this as rhetorical.) I assured him that yes, it was all very unfeasible, and concluded he’ll more likely gift me jewellery.
  • [Cath Cauc] Births and Religious Marriages Collapse in Italy. After Two Synods on the Family

    12/07/2018 9:23:55 AM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | December 3, 2018 | Sandro Magister
    Births and Religious Marriages Collapse in Italy. After Two Synods on the Family On the very same day on which the Pontifical Urban University was opening an exhibit (see photo) dedicated to the heroic Ulma family of Poland - “this big family,” Pope Francis said, “shot by Nazi Germans during the second world war for having hidden and given aid to Jews” - in Italy the National Institute of Statistics released the figures on births and marriages in the year 2017.Anything but “big” families, like that of those Polish martyrs or like many in Italy a century ago. The collapse...
  • Justice Kennedy's Hubris

    12/02/2018 1:21:34 PM PST · by servo1969 · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12-2-2018 | Nancy Pearcey
    This week on The David Rubenstein Show, retired Justice Kennedy finally admitted the real reason behind his Obergefell ruling, the 2015 Supreme Court decision that created a novel definition of marriage to give legal status to same-sex couples. Kennedy said, “It seemed to me just wrong that under the Constitution, over 100,000 adopted children of gay parents could not have their parents married. I just thought this was wrong.” Well, now we know. The justice’s reasoning had nothing to do with Constitutional principles. He had an emotional reaction and in his hubris he imposed his private feelings on the nation....