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  • SC legislators’ bill defines marriage, and everything else is a ‘parody marriage’

    02/19/2018 3:48:01 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 42 replies
    http://www.thestate.com ^ | 02/19/2018 | By Noah Feit
    COLUMBIA, SC — The day after Valentine’s Day, six South Carolina legislators introduced a bill to the House that would amend the definition of what constitutes marriage in the Palmetto State. The “Marriage and Constitution Restoration Act” was introduced Feb. 15 and would draw a line between what its sponsors deem is “marriage” and what is considered “parody marriage.” According to the bill, “ ‘parody marriage’ means any form of marriage that does not involve one man and one woman. ‘Marriage’ means a union of one man and one woman.”
  • Russian Patriarch: The Ideal of a Young Life Should Be Starting a Family

    02/19/2018 11:41:14 AM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 4 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb 19 2018 - 2:36pm | Lena Kirakosyan
    This is a very good message by the Russian Patriarch Kiril. I wish more and more church leaders talked about this and encouraged our youth about the sacredness of a family. Speaking during a sermon Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church addressed the Orthodox youth by saying that, "The creation of the family should be every young person’s goal," RIA Novosti writes. "This, of course, is not the only goal anyone has during their lives. But this is a special ideal for people who clearly understand that the creation of a family, the birth of children, and their education...
  • Lesbian couple surprise each other by proposing at the same time

    02/16/2018 8:30:02 AM PST · by Ennis85 · 53 replies
    BBC News ^ | 15th February 2018 | Tracy Ollerenshaw
    A US couple got an incredible surprise when they proposed to each other at the same time. Tori, from Texas, had been plotting with her girlfriend's mum to pop the question, not knowing girlfriend Berkley was doing the same. "She basically set us up," the 20-year-old fine arts student told Newsbeat. A video of the surprise proposal has gone viral, with 4.8m views at the time of writing. They've been together for a year and Tori tells us it's the first gay relationship either of them has been in. "Berkley's family are our biggest supporters but my family have had...
  • Happy Valentine’s Day! And Now, “The Most Excellent Way”

    02/14/2018 7:06:02 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 5 replies
    www.TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 2/4/20181 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    I believe that the one most revealing, the most essential characteristic of our Creator is love. By His love He made us, and because of His love He redeemed us. We are closest to His nature and what He created us to be when we are living our lives according to His idea of love. He also told us that His entire law can be summed up with one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” What does that mean? What does it mean to love your neighbor as you love yourself? First of all, who is our “neighbor?” Most of...
  • Marriage license kiosk opens up at Vegas airport in time for Valentine's Day

    02/13/2018 3:45:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 12, 2018 | Andrew Craft
    It doesn't get anymore "Vegas" than this. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, arriving passengers to McCarran airport in Sin City can now apply for a marriage license as they are waiting to get their bags from the carousel.
  • Women Proposing to Their Boyfriends Are the Latest #MeToo Culture Shift

    02/10/2018 3:52:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 102 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 10, 2018 | Sara Dorn
    From #Metoo to #IDo. Many modern brides living in the age of female empowerment aren’t waiting for prince charming to pop the question — they’re taking their happily-ever-afters into their own hands. “I knew if I proposed he would have a ring and I wouldn’t be like a kept woman,” said Rebecca Reed, who proposed to her boyfriend in July on their one-year anniversary date. “I was like: I’m taking it by the balls and doing it.” Danielle Sinay, emboldened by the women’s movement, asked her boyfriend of three years to marry her in October.
  • Bermuda Becomes First Country to Repeal Gay Marriage

    02/08/2018 5:52:47 PM PST · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    Church Militant ^ | February 8, 2018 | Alexander Slavsky
    After Bermuda's House of Assembly and Senate voted to reverse so-called same-sex marriage in December, the governor signed it into the law on Wednesday, making Bermuda the first country in the world to roll back gay marriage. Bermuda's governor, John Rankin, signed the measure into law after last year's Bermuda Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage. Walton Brown, minister of home affairs, said the legislation reflects the resistance to same-sex marriage from the socially conservative island, while complying with European court rulings that recognize and protect same-sex partners in the territory.  "The act is intended to strike a fair balance between two...
  • Bermuda first country to repeal gay marriage

    02/08/2018 12:31:47 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 32 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8th February 2018 | BBC News
    On Wednesday the British overseas territory became the first country in the world to pass, and then revoke, the law, replacing gay marriage with domestic partnerships. The decision also means cruise ships registered in Bermuda are likely to be banned from hosting same-sex weddings. Theresa May said the UK's dealings with Bermuda should be based on "respect". But critics say the law reversal will make the UK an international "laughing stock". The Atlantic island, which is home to 60,000 people, legalised marriage between homosexual couples in May 2017, following a Supreme Court ruling. But the new Domestic Partnership Act, approved...
  • Would YOU pay £1,600 to attend a wedding? Woman is furious at wealthy bride and groom’s [tr]

    02/06/2018 10:02:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 6, 2018 | Jessica Rach
    For the bride and groom, forking out to tie the knot can be one of the most expensive days of their lives. However, one wedding guest has complained her friends' demands are so excessive, their big day could cost her an eye-watering £1,600. Taking to British discussion forum Mumsnet, the woman told how they had been invited to the stag do (and pay for the groom's share), attend the wedding abroad, as well as a gift list starting from £100.
  • Christianity was (and is) Right about Sex and Marriage

    02/04/2018 8:08:25 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 11 replies
    www.TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 2/4/2018 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    On January 31, 2018, my wife and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary. At the end of this year, in mid-December, my wonderful parents will celebrate their 50th. Before my beloved father-in-law was criminally taken from us by a drunk driver in 2015, he and my sweet mother-in-law were married for almost 46 years. Taken together, those are rare numbers these days in our slow-to-marry, quick-to-divorce, sex-crazed, hook-up culture. Like every other marriage in human history, none of the unions mentioned above were, or are, perfect. Each of us has certainly seen our fair share of tough times, but, as...
  • Is Federal Paid Family Leave A Good Idea?

    02/03/2018 6:51:13 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 73 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 2, 2018 | George Leef
    Leftists have been pushing the idea of paid family leave for a long time. It was one of the big early crusades of Bill Clinton’s presidency. The notion that the government should help cover the costs of having a child springs naturally from the “progressive” mindset that government should be there to provide in case anyone needs (or merely prefers) assistance. It also dovetails with the liberal political mentality that many votes are to be won by giving people stuff. And now, we find that people who are not on the left are nevertheless backing a paid family leave plan,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Bishop: We should ‘re-examine’ Church marriage rules after Pope’s airplane wedding

    02/01/2018 8:34:56 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 1, 2018 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    A Catholic Bishop in Ireland said that Pope Francis' decision to conduct a mid-air marriage last month is reason enough for the Church to "re-examine" the requirement that Catholics marry inside a Catholic Church.  “Maybe pastorally there is an issue that we may have to re-examine, which is couples who want to get married outside of a church building,” said Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy an interviewer with The Irish Catholic. Leahy's comment comes after many priests and Catholic commentators expressed concern that the pope’s acts would undermine marriage preparation and stimulate demands for weddings outside of churches. Last month Pope Francis conducted...
  • Marriage: America’s Greatest Weapon Against Child Poverty

    02/01/2018 9:40:07 AM PST · by grundle · 15 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | September 5, 2012 | Robert Rector
    Abstract: Child poverty is an ongoing national concern, but few are aware that its principal cause is the absence of married fathers in the home. Marriage remains America’s strongest anti-poverty weapon, yet it continues to decline. As husbands disappear from the home, poverty and welfare dependence will increase, and children and parents will suffer as a result. Since marital decline drives up child poverty and welfare dependence, and since the poor aspire to healthy marriage but lack the norms, understanding, and skills to achieve it, it is reasonable for government to take active steps to strengthen marriage. Just as government...
  • Vatican Cardinal: Church should consider married priests in some cases

    01/24/2018 8:50:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 99 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 01/24/2018 | Claire Chretien
    The cardinal who heads the Vatican's Congregation for the Clergy suggests in a new book that the Catholic Church should consider ordaining married men in some cases. The Church shouldn’t be “closed or rigid” as it considers this topic, Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy Cardinal Beniamino Stella wrote in Italian in All Francis’ Men, just released Monday. The Catholic Herald first translated Stella’s proposition. In remote places “there is acute suffering because of a real ‘sacramental emergency,’ which the few priests present are not able to accommodate,” Stella wrote. “Continuing to maintain their family and jobs and receiving...
  • Advice for the Married: Don’t Forget the Gifts in Strange Packages

    01/22/2018 8:26:56 AM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-21-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Advice for the Married: Don’t Forget the Gifts in Strange Packages Msgr. Charles Pope • January 21, 2018 • In his book Humility Rules (which I think should be read as Humility Rules!), Fr. J. Augustine Wetta, O.S.B. offers some insight into the humility of patience, forgiveness, and mercy.Fr. Wetta recalls a situation in which he was asked to preach at the wedding of his best friend. As a monk, he was not accustomed to in preaching in parish settings and so sought the advice of an older monk:I went looking for Fr. Luke. He is the founder of...
  • Church conservatives question pope's airborne nuptials

    01/20/2018 8:35:31 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 20, 2018 6:13 AM EST | Nicole Winfield
    The honeymoon, as it were, is apparently over. A day after Pope Francis grabbed headlines by pronouncing two flight attendants man and wife while flying 36,000 feet over Chile, the conservative Catholic commentariat on Friday questioned the legitimacy of the impromptu sacrament and warned it could cheapen the church’s marriage preparation down the line. “Do you know what’s a ‘marriage’ ripe for annulment?” tweeted the traditionalist blog Rorate Caeli. “One celebrated apparently on a whim in an airplane whose celebrant cannot even be sure if parties are validly baptized.” For those who missed the news, Francis on Thursday presided over...
  • 40 Percent Of Kids Now Born To Single Moms—Up 700 Percent Since 1960

    01/17/2018 2:31:59 PM PST · by LibertyFound · 50 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | January 16th, 2018 | Dylan Scott
    40 Percent of All US Childbirths Occur to Single Mothers, 700 Percent Higher than in 1960 A recent report from the Social Capital Project reveals that the American family is disintegrating, fast. Fully 40 percent of mothers are currently unmarried. This is bad news, because good families depend on good marriages. Marriage is the moral glue that binds them. It’s the stabilizing agent. There’s a reason that children from married couples do better in school, and are less likely to end up in jail as compared to children of unmarried mothers, known as “fragile families.” Lavar Young, civil rights activist,...
  • 40 Percent Of Kids Now Born To Single Moms—Up 700 Percent Since 1960

    01/16/2018 1:02:58 PM PST · by Thalean · 82 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | Jan 16, 2017 | Dylan Scott
    "A recent report from the Social Capital Project reveals that the American family is disintegrating, fast. Fully 40 percent of mothers are currently unmarried. This is bad news, because good families depend on good marriages. Marriage is the moral glue that binds them. It’s the stabilizing agent. There’s a reason that children from married couples do better in school, and are less likely to end up in jail as compared to children of unmarried mothers, known as “fragile families."
  • 'I Replied to a Facebook Post And Was Married Six Days Later'

    01/12/2018 12:29:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 12 January 2018 | Gbolahan Peter Macjob
    Everyone who uses Facebook will have come across some pretty strange posts in their time. SNIP But a Nigerian man took that to a whole new level when he posted an unusual advert. Chidimma Amedu put up a post on 30 December, asking any woman interested in being his wife to reply, he told the BBC. "Am of age to and I am ready to say I do and am wasting no time. "Send in your applications - the most qualified will be married on January 6, 2018. Application closes 12 midnight, 31/12/2017," he posted. He then followed up with...
  • An Irish Thursday

    01/04/2018 3:35:50 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 5 replies
    email from a friend | 01/04/2018 | unknown
    After 10 years, the wife starts to think their kid looks kinda strange so she decides to do a DNA test. She finds out that the kid is actually from completely different parents.   Wife: Honey, I have something very serious to tell you. Husband: What's up? Wife: According to DNA test results, this is not our kid... Husband: Well you don't remember, do you??? When we were leaving the hospital, you noticed that our baby had pooped, then you said: "Please go change the baby, I'll wait for you here." So I went inside, got a clean one and left the dirty...