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  • Pro-gay Vatican adviser slams Evangelical statement that affirms marriage is one man, one woman

    08/31/2017 3:06:35 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 31, 2017 | Pete Baklinski
    A high-profile Vatican adviser responded to a recent Evangelical statement affirming marriage between “one man and one woman” with his own statement affirming "LGBT people."   Rev. James Martin, a Catholic priest, author, and adviser to the Vatican on communications, tweeted a seven-point list of pro-homosexual affirmations in response to the Evangelical’s “Nashville Statement” that defended marriage between a man and woman. Martin’s series of tweets were picked up by The Washington Post and published as a “counter-list” in an August 30 article titled “Seven simple ways to respond to the Nashville Statement on sexuality.” In his list affirming “LGBT people,”...
  • Jesuits at Australian prep schools urge students, parents to support ‘gay marriage’ [Cath Cauc]

    Leaders from two prominent Jesuit schools in Australia have tacitly endorsed gay “marriage” before the country’s vote on the issue in communications to parents, staff and students. Leadership for St. Ignatius College in Sydney and Xavier College in Melbourne used Pope Francis' emphasis on love as the “primary Gospel value” and the primacy of individual conscience to give a positive portrayal of homosexual relationships. Their statements also directly defied Catholic teaching and recent statements by Australian prelates about upholding Catholic identity in Church institutions. The Jesuit schools are alma maters for generations of Australian politicians, The Sydney Morning Herald reported....
  • Kudos to Evangelicals

    08/30/2017 11:39:03 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 5 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | 08/29/2017 | Bill Donohue
    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a statement issued by evangelical leaders August 29: The Catholic League has a long history of mutual cooperation with evangelical Christians on a host of cultural issues. In that spirit, we condemn the unfair attacks against the statement on marriage, family and sexuality that was signed by more than 150 evangelical leaders following their conference in Nashville last week. “Hateful,” “homophobic,” “anti-LGBT” are among the hysterical condemnations of the statement flying around print, broadcast and social media. But the statement is none of those things. While restating long-held Christian teaching that marriage is...
  • 150 Evangelical Leaders Affirm: ‘It Is Sinful to Approve of Homosexual Immorality’

    08/30/2017 11:56:27 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 35 replies
    http://shoebat.com ^ | 08/30/2017 | Shoebat Foundation
    The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW) released The Nashville Statement, signed by evangelicals and pastors throughout the country. The statement affirms that marriage is between one man and one woman and that the approval of same-sex relationships is sinful. The message comes at a time when some in the evangelical community have revised their views on human sexuality. “Our true identity, as male and female persons, is given by God. It is not only foolish, but hopeless, to try to make ourselves what God did not create us to be,” the statement reads. Article 10 of the statement...
  • Evangelicals draw critics with 'Nashville Statement' on sexuality

    08/30/2017 7:30:23 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 32 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 8/30/2017 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Evangelicals draw critics with 'Nashville Statement' on sexuality By Lukas MikelionisPublished August 30, 2017A group of evangelical leaders who released “the Nashville Statement” on Tuesday -- reiterating Christian viewpoints toward same-sex marriage and transgender rights -- have come under fire from Nashville's mayor and critics on social media.The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW), consisting of a number of evangelical Christian leaders, published a manifesto aimed at addressing issues of sexuality. It was endorsed by scholars, pastors and leaders at a Nashville conference Friday.“The spirit of our age does not delight in God’s good design of male and female....
  • Meghan Trainor anger over anti-gay marriage ad

    08/25/2017 6:35:27 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 27 replies
    BBC News ^ | 25th August 2017 | BBC News
    Pop star Meghan Trainor has said it is "so wrong" that her face has been used in an anti-gay marriage campaign in Australia without her consent. Australia is set to hold a non-binding postal vote on whether same-sex marriage should be made legal. The ad, on a Facebook page, featured her image and lyrics from her 2016 song No, urging people to vote against it. Trainor, a vocal supporter of gay marriage, was alerted to the poster by a fan. The American singer condemned the ad's message and stressed her support for marriage equality. The administrators of a Facebook page...
  • The Clintons and the Reality of a Long Marriage (they are role models...LOL)

    08/24/2017 8:08:59 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 58 replies
    cosmo ^ | July 2017 | Ada Calhoun
    "In the spring of 1971, I met a girl…" So began Bill Clinton's tender, rambling speech last night at the Democratic National Convention, a speech in which he described his wife Hillary as a natural leader, an excellent mother, and "the best change maker" he'd ever met. "I married my best friend," he said. It was a reminder that the Clintons are still together after 45 years of marriage, in spite of all the public humiliations they've faced. They've outlasted the Gores, the first two Trump marriages, and the first two Gingrich marriages. Could the Clintons be — and having...
  • If You Are Married to a Trump Supporter, Divorce Them

    08/13/2017 6:22:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 135 replies
    Harper's Bazaar ^ | August 11, 2017 | Jennifer Wright
    With every week, life under the Trump administration becomes more unnerving. The administration is trying to “phase out” the 15,000 trans people in the military, Trump is basically threatening nuclear war with North Korea and Mueller is tapping a Grand Jury to look into the Russia connection. We live in interesting times, and by interesting, I mean on the very verge of the second dark ages. Or, at least, some people believe that. Other people believe everything is fine, somehow.
  • Disney's pro-gay cartoon for preschoolers: 12 facts you need to know

    08/11/2017 6:46:47 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    Lifesite News ^ | August 9, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    Disney Junior released an episode of a cartoon aimed at preschoolers that depicted two "married" lesbian moms. Doc McStuffins, a show about an aspiring doctor who "fixes" toys with help from friends, featured a family led by two "moms" in its August 5 episode "The Emergency Plan." Although Doc McStuffins has been praised by many cultural critics for its depiction of a young African-American female doctor, it's now under fire for its most recent episode pushing same-sex "marriage." Here are 12 facts about Doc McStuffins. The creator of the show, Chris Nee, is in a same-sex 'marriage.' Michelle Obama...
  • Clarence Thomas: 'Another Example of This Court’s Increasingly Cavalier Attitude Toward the States'

    02/10/2015 6:03:47 AM PST · by xzins · 141 replies
    CNS ^ | February 9, 2015 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In a dissenting opinion joined by Justice Antonin Scalia, Justice Clarence Thomas excoriated his fellow justices for refusing to temporarily stop enforcement of a federal district judge's ruling that overturned the marriage laws of the state of Alabama and ordered Alabama to recognize as legal "marriages" unions between two people of the same sex. On Jan. 23, U.S. District Judge Callie Granade ruled that Alabama laws limiting marriage to the union of one man and one woman violated the 14th Amendment guarantee of equal protection of the law. Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange petitioned the Supreme Court to prevent the...
  • Parish life has become insufferably middle-class

    08/06/2017 3:49:20 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 43 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | August 3, 2017 | Matthew Walther
    Marriage and baptism are not bourgeois rites of passage. We need to make them easierThere are plenty of things for which I thank God: good friends, the health of my children, the glorious tenth anniversary of Summorum Pontificum, the fact that the Detroit Tigers will not be trading their star pitcher Justin Verlander. Another is the fact that my wife and I were never made to attend a Catholic marriage preparation course.If we had been members of a parish where the mind-numbingly dull half-year of expensive weekend retreats had been required, we would have gone through with it, obviously. Offering...
  • How the LGBT Movement Used Fake Science to Push Gay Marriage

    07/25/2017 10:54:57 AM PDT · by NYer · 43 replies
    The Stream ^ | July 24, 2017 | AUSTIN RUSE
    In his book 32 Yolks, Eric Ripert, head chef and owner of Michelin three-starred Le Bernardin in New York City, tells the story of his parents’ divorce when he was 5 years old: I went from being a happy kid to a kind of pint-sized depressive. From the time I was 5 until I went away to cooking school and for many years after, I was rarely truly happy — just different degrees of sad. Ripert says that from the moment his parents split up, when he was with his mother, he missed his father; when he was with...
  • A Smile for Monday

    07/24/2017 10:52:43 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 21 replies
    friends' email circulation | 7/24/2017 | unknown
    BEWARE OF THAT UNDERWEAR DUST! One evening a husband, thinking he was being funny, said to his wife, 'Perhaps we should start washing your clothes in 'Slim Fast'. Maybe it would take a few inches off of your butt!' His wife was not amused, and decided that she simply couldn't let such a comment go unrewarded. The next morning the husband took a pair of underwear out of his drawer. 'What the heck is this?' he said to himself as a little 'dust' cloud appeared when he shook them out. 'Cathy', he hollered into the bathroom, 'Why did you put...
  • Same-sex ‘marriage’: Religious right was right all along

    07/20/2017 3:37:24 AM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 19, 2017 | Charles LiMandri
    July 18, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — For 12 years before the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex "marriage" in 2015, I wrote and lectured extensively on why this development would be fraught with peril. I even recorded a three CD set on the topic for Catholic Answers in 2011. As the General Counsel for the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) in California, I also campaigned extensively for the passage of Proposition 8. This State Constitutional Amendment passed with a majority vote in liberal California, as did similar ones in 30 other states. Yet, by a mere vote of 5-4, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down all of those state...
  • Is it a Sin to Watch ‘Game of Thrones’?

    07/16/2017 8:24:11 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 50 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | July 16, 2017 | JP
    The sermon was titled “Fatal Attraction.” It was a cautionary message to those of us who were married members of the congregation to scrupulously observe the wedding vows we took according to God’s holy ordinance: To have and to hold each other from our wedding day forward. To forsake all others who might come between us. To love each other, comfort each other and keep each other, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness, in health, until death do us part. But wait, said the junior pastor. He had an additional vow to suggest to Christ- following...
  • Over 30 And Single? Are Your Standards Too High?

    07/12/2017 8:00:27 PM PDT · by BJ1 · 60 replies
    Huffington Post UK ^ | 07/12/2017 | Kenty Lichtenberg
    The film industry has messed with our relationship perceptions, would you agree? We are constantly expecting to have the perfect, fairy tale relationship - like Hollywood ruined real life relationships didn’t it? We expect to have Chuck and Blair or Allie and Noah love story. But nothing is further from that truth. We love to imagine that you will traditionally fall in love or that you’ll randomly meet your perfect “other half” in the back of a limo. Sure enough, you will encounter your peak and low moments, but in essence you dream of finding that special soul mate you...
  • Risqué or Risky?

    07/10/2017 3:58:33 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 20 replies
    emails from friends | 7/10/2017 | unknown
    Sixteen Logical Reasons Why Some Men Have Dogs Instead of Wives: 1. The later you are, the more excited your dog is to see you. 2. Dogs don't notice if you call them by another dog's name. 3. Dogs like it if you leave lots of things on the floor. 4. Dogs' parents never visit. 5. Dogs agree that you have to raise your voice to get your point across. 6. You never have to wait for a dog; they're ready to go, instantly, 24 hours a day. 7. Dogs find you amusing when you're pissed. 8. Dogs like to...
  • We need to talk about polygamous refugee families, says Irish Muslim leader

    07/09/2017 5:33:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    iNews ^ | June 16, 2017 | Karl McDonald
    A Muslim religious leader in Ireland has called for a debate around the recognition of polygamous families after a court refused to recognise the second wife of a Lebanese refugee who has become a naturalised citizen. Dr Ali Selim of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland said families fleeing warzones are “disintegrating” because of laws in this country that don’t exist at home. “Now is not yesterday’s situation,” he told i. “People are forced to leave their country, where they used to live in accordance with the legislation of that country.” “This raises questions we have not faced before.” The...
  • The Story of Hosea and What It Teaches About God and Holy Matrimony

    07/06/2016 7:13:40 AM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-05-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Story of Hosea and What It Teaches About God and Holy Matrimony Msgr. Charles Pope • July 5, 2016 • We are currently reading from the Book of the Prophet Hosea at daily Mass. The story of the Prophet Hosea’s troubled marriage is a powerful testimony to two things: our own tendency to be unfaithful to God, but also of God’s passionate love for us. We do well to recall the story, especially given the “great debate” among some in the Church today over the question of divorce and remarriage. And while there are many painful stories of...
  • Shortage of eligible men has left women taking desperate steps to preserve their fertility [tr]

    07/05/2017 6:00:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 97 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | July 4,2017 | Laura Donnelly
    A dearth of marriagable men has left an “oversupply” of educated women taking desperate steps to preserve their fertility, experts say. The first global study into egg freezing found that shortages of eligible men were the prime reason why women had attempted to take matters into their own hands.