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  • In France, New Chapter in Saga of All the President’s Women

    09/11/2012 12:29:16 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 10 2012 | MAĎA de la BAUME and STEVEN ERLANGER
     Valérie Trierweiler once called Ségolčne Royal “the crazy woman of Poitou” and asked members of her partner’s communication team to keep them at arm’s length.    Ms. Trierweiler is the current partner of President François Hollande, and Ms. Royal is his former partner and mother of his four children  are depicted in recently published books as fierce rivals, and their animosity has been at the center of extensive media attention in France. Since 2007, when Nicolas Sarkozy took office in the middle of a marital breakdown, French politics has taken on aspects of a soap opera, complete with shifting couples...
  • Dave Says: He's Fun to Date But...

    09/10/2012 8:55:21 AM PDT · by Altariel · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 5, 2012 | Dave Ramsey
    Dear Dave, I made the mistake of leasing a car a while back, and the lease is up in about nine months. Should I save up the money between now and then to buy it, or save as much as I can to pay down my student loans? Aaron Dear Aaron, At the end of a lease the price for which you can purchase the car is called the residual value. This amount is preset when you lease the vehicle. So the big question right now is, what’s the car actually worth? If the company thought it would be worth...
  • Jews complain gay weddings are more fair than straight ones

    09/09/2012 8:18:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 9, 2012 | MAYRAV SAAR
    Across the country, gay couples are fighting for the same marriage rights as straight couples. But in the Conservative Jewish movement, heterosexual couples may soon clamor for the kind of partnerships now reserved only for lesbians and gays. This spring, a committee that creates laws for the Conservative Jewish movement approved two ceremonies for same-sex couples that strip marriage liturgy of any reference to ownership, makes double-ring ceremonies officially part of the wedding and allows either party to initiate a divorce — three issues that have long been sticking points among Jewish brides.
  • VIDEO: Cardinal Dolan Prays for Respect of God's Institutions, Unborn at DNC Convention

    09/08/2012 12:32:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/07/2012 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, delivered the closing prayer at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night in Charlotte, N.C, asking Americans to respect God's institutions, the dignity of life, and the basic liberties afforded to all. "Grant us the courage to defend it, life, without which no other rights are secure," Dolan prayed at the convention. "We ask your benediction on those waiting to be born, that they may be welcomed and protected." Related The Catholic Church has had a number of issues with President Barack Obama's administration this past year. Official Catholic teachings affirm the traditional...
  • Rev. Owens: "No One, Including Barack Obama, Has a Moral or Civil Right to Redefine Marriage"

    09/07/2012 7:06:44 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 7 replies
    Rev. Bill Owens in The Blaze: "...to use the civil rights as a cover for such a cause is a hijacking of the movement, and we who were a part of that movement reject it. We who marched with Rev. King did not march one inch or one mile to promote same-sex marriage, and the NAACP has abandoned its historical responsibility to protect the civil rights movement. In the same way, by embracing gay marriage, President Obama, our beloved son, has begun to lead the country down an immoral path. As black pastors who must always adhere to the teachings...
  • Platform vote on same-sex marriage at Democratic convention called historic

    09/04/2012 2:08:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | September 3, 2012 | Chuck Lindell
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — For gay and lesbian delegates to the Democratic National Convention, this week's gathering offers a momentous opportunity to vote, for the first time in history, on a party platform that calls for legalizing same-sex marriage. "This is historic," said Rich Bailey of Austin, a gay man who has been politically active for 26 years. "It's my first national convention, and I'm really excited I get to go to this one, especially one where we have an opportunity to vote on this plank." Delegates Sue Spell and Carol Cappa from Fort Worth, together for 11 years, have discussed...
  • Democrats to adopt historic stance on marriage

    09/03/2012 9:02:52 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 61 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 2 September 2012 | Joe Garofoli
    Eight years after California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said the push for legalizing same-sex marriage was “too much, too fast, too soon,” the Democratic Party will make history Tuesday when it is expected to be the first major party to endorse same-sex marriage in its platform. While the plank packs no legal power, it marks a cultural milestone. “Another important societal cue that things are shifting,” said Amy Simon, an Oakland pollster who is working for advocates who want to legalize gay marriage in Maine and Washington. “As people are working through their conflicting feelings on this, they're looking for cues...
  • Rep. Lewis Says GOP Wants To Take Away Their Freedoms, Calls For “Non-Violent Revolution In America"

    09/03/2012 1:09:10 PM PDT · by NYer · 45 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 3, 2012
    More fear mongering. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Rep. John Lewis urged California delegates today to take their campaign message outside their home state to help send President Barack Obama back to the White House this November.“You know when to get involved. We need you,” the Georgia Democrat said at a breakfast at the Blake Hotel housing the California delegation. “California’s going to be all right. But we need you to travel to other parts of America and re-elect Barack Obama.”The civil rights leader shared stories of his activism and experience fighting for equality in the 1960s. He said Democrats now have...
  • Adultery: Is it the grown-up way to love?

    09/02/2012 6:17:39 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 49 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | September 2, 2012 | Kate Spicer
    Catherine Hakim is a controversialist. She says prostitutes are role models, most women don’t want to work in career jobs and feminists are an elitist minority whose battles are irrelevant to all but a small group. In her latest book The New Rules: Internet Dating, Playfairs and Erotic Power, she argues in favour of adultery. In what is probably the first academic guide to what she calls “good infidelity,” Hakim, a social scientist at the Centre for Policy Studies, says a love affair “requires some skill and savoire faire. A successful affair while married is one that makes both parties...
  • No Trial for Marriage

    08/31/2012 2:41:10 PM PDT · by eagleye85 · 12 replies
    Eagleyeblog ^ | August 31, 2012 | Bethany Stotts
    An increasing number of couples in the United States are choosing to cohabit as a prequel to or replacement for marriage. This can have some dire consequences for the romantic couple or any children involved, argued Mike McManus at a recent Family Research Council event. McManus is the Co-Chair of Marriage Savers. He and his wife of over forty years recently co-authored Living Together: Myths, Risks and Answers. “So, as I see it the central issue of America actually is the disintegration of marriage,” argued McManus. “Divorces have tripled, the marriage rate’s down 54%, cohabitation is up seventeen-fold, and so...
  • Three-person civil union sparks controversy in Brazil

    08/28/2012 3:32:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 69 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/28/2012
    A notary in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo has sparked controversy by accepting a civil union between three people. Public Notary Claudia do Nascimento Domingues has said the man and two women should be entitled to family rights. She says there is nothing in law to prevent such an arrangement. But the move has angered some religious groups, while one lawyer described it as "absurd and totally illegal". The three individuals, who have declined to speak to the press, have lived in Rio de Janeiro together for three years and share bills and other expenses. Ms Domingues says they...
  • Marriage, Christianity and the Natural Organic Whole Foods Lifestyle

    08/28/2012 8:59:30 AM PDT · by fishtank · 8 replies
    Marriage, Christianity and the Natural Organic Whole Foods Lifestyle By Darrell W. Ross "After 25+ years of marriage there wasn't anything worth saving" she said. There was no infidelity or other abuse on either side it was just a matter of who was going to be in charge, him or her. I could see that she was very determined to end everything and so, while she was speaking, I watched her son to see how he was reacting to this. He hated it and it was obvious to everyone but his mother. I could see that his mom and dad's...
  • The Smackdown in Seattle

    08/28/2012 6:49:29 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 15 replies
    My friend and NOM's President Brian Brown absolutely put a smackdown on Dan Savage the other day in their grand debate about marriage in Seattle, Washington. For those who don't know him, Savage is the foul-mouthed face of the gay marriage movement. To understand how badly Brian demolished Savage, consider this: Savage is complaining about the subject chosen for the debate (which his hand-picked moderator selected); he's complaining about the location (his own dining room table, also his choice); The New York Times reporter who moderated decided to write a kitschy odd-ball article about the encounter (including how he was...
  • Obama versus Jesus: Black Christians Must Decide

    08/28/2012 12:42:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 93 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 28, 2012 | Lloyd Marcus
    A poll claims that Romney will receive zero percent of the black vote. Well, if the poll proves correct, it means that a vast majority of black voters are ignorant of the truth...or else they're racist. Black Christians who vote for Obama knowing his crimes against Christianity and biblical principles have chosen to worship the idol of racial loyalty over their discipleship to Jesus Christ. Pure and simple. "Thou shalt have no other gods before me."-Exodus20:3 Incredibly, some blacks have completely forsaken their Christianity for Obama. A fellow PK(preacher's kid) said her parents recently changed their stance on same-sex marriage...
  • The Gay Marriage Debate: Brought to you by Contraception

    08/27/2012 2:46:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | August 27, 2012 | Steve Skojec
    I’ve been reflecting on some of the comments on my most recent post. Again and again, gay marriage advocates come to the debate insisting that marriage is a fundamental civil right, which begs the question. This assumption would not be possible if certain logical fallacies did not already commonly exist.First, there is the false notion that marriage is a right. Marriage is not a right — not for anyone — it is a license. The difference between freedom and license no longer being widely understood, an easy way to distinguish a right from a license is that in the case...
  • Brides website changed life of man awaiting sentencing in death plot

    08/27/2012 4:43:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 27, 2012 | Cindy Horswell
    David Sartin.......The 49-year-old's only scrape with the law had been a single traffic ticket - until he visited a "dream marriage" website that boasted the "hottest Russian brides." Now he finds himself sitting in a jail cell, waiting to be sentenced after pleading guilty last week in Beaumont to attempted kidnapping and brandishing a firearm in connection with a bizarre murder-for-hire plot involving a Ukrainian blonde half his age. The scheme involved abduction, lead poisoning and a fortified room that Sartin added onto his home where he allegedly planned to imprison his would-be wife. Before his life spun out of...
  • Downward

    08/25/2012 9:30:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    The progressive mindset is set. It believes that whatever it pursues at the moment must be progress. Think Progress is one of the groups that is convinced progress is achieved by the right people thinking the right thoughts. Or, the right people thinking the left thoughts. "We are the people we've been waiting for," said candidate Obama four years ago. Better to wait for Godot. The president's re-election slogan is an expression of this mindset. Forward. Just that one word. It's not as bad perhaps as MSNBC's "Lean Forward." Imagine you're on a cliff, looking over into the vast chasm...
  • VA AG Ken Cuccinelli Defends Federal Marriage Law

    08/23/2012 6:14:43 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 8 replies
    email from the Family Foundation
    Victoria Cobb, President Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Information Alert: AG Defends Federal Marriage Law The attack on the definition of marriage is never ceasing, so neither is our work. In late May, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, covering Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire and Puerto Rico, ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), legislation protecting the definition of marriage that was signed into law by President Bill Clinton, was unconstitutional. The decision by that court threatens not only the federal DOMA, but the definition of marriage, both constitutional and by statute, in 42...
  • Platform supporting marriage gets initial GOP approval

    08/23/2012 5:31:51 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    cna ^ | August 22, 2012
    Washington D.C., Aug 22, 2012 / 06:03 pm (CNA).- Platform drafters for the Republican Party have approved language asserting a firm commitment to the defense of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. “The institution of marriage is the foundation of civil society,” the draft document states. “Its success as an institution will determine our success as a nation.” The document says that both experience and studies indicate that marriage has physical, emotional, academic and economic benefits for children. It reaffirms the party's support for marriage as the union of one man and one woman, while also...
  • Augsburg College joins coalition opposing marriage amendment

    08/22/2012 12:08:23 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    minns post ^ | 8-22-12 | joey kimball
    Augsburg College, the Lutheran liberal arts college in Minneapolis, has joined the coalition working to defeat the proposed marriage amendment. The college, with 4,000 students, is now part of Minnesotans United for All Families, which opposes the proposed constitutional amendment that would limit marriage to one man and one woman. State law already prohibits gay marriage, but supporters of the amendment want it put in the state Constitution, so the Legislature or courts cannot make a change. Pastor Grant Stevensen, Minnesotans United for All Families faith director, said in a statement: "Five of the six Minnesota synods of the ELCA...
  • Politico: Gay Marriage Endorsement Caused "Disharmony" in White House

    08/21/2012 9:36:55 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 11 replies
    Politico has published a behind-the-scenes report about, among other things, what happened in the White House during the roll-out of Obama's same-sex marriage switch: "Biden’s misstep, also in May, in announcing his approval of gay marriage — which forced Obama to do the same before he intended — caused greater disharmony in the White House than was reported at the time. Biden blamed Campaign Manager Jim Messina for “throwing him under the bus” with the media during the gay-marriage flap — a charge that turned out to be untrue. In an emotional one-on-one meeting with Obama, Biden apologized profusely and...
  • Marriage for four put to Senate (Australia)

    08/21/2012 9:43:27 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 18 replies
    theaustralian ^ | 2012 | Ean Higgins
    THE power couple of Australia's increasingly open polyamorous community, Rebecca and James Dominguez, have made Senate submissions urging the legalisation of same-sex marriage, as they promote greater acceptance of multiple-partner relationships. The couple have led the way in publicly outlining their own journey from monogamous marriage to one in which each has another lover as well. In her blog, Ms Dominguez, who is an adminstrator with IBM in Melbourne, writes: "My life rocks . . . I am incredibly happy and have almost everything I could possibly want . . . "I've built a house with my husband and my...
  • All My Exes Live in Texas

    08/21/2012 4:35:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2012 | Mike Adams
    A former Texas high school teacher was convicted of multiple felonies after having sex with five 18-year-old students at her home. The conviction was a victory for the prosecution but it was a setback for the feminist movement. It was also a setback for the homosexual uncivil rights movement, which seeks unlimited authority to redefine relationships among consenting adults. Brittni Nicole Colleps, 28, of Arlington, was found guilty of 16 counts of having an inappropriate relationship between a student and teacher. In Texas, this second-degree felony is punishable by two to 20 years in prison per count. Because none of...
  • Mitt Romney campaign spent $500 at Chick-fil-A [OMG.....!]

    08/20/2012 6:01:46 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies
    Mitt Romney campaign spent $500 at Chick-fil-A By: Tarini Parti August 20, 2012 08:44 PM EDT The Romney campaign appreciates Chick-fil-A. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s campaign spent $500 at a Chick-fil-A in Atlanta last month, days before former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s national “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” on Aug 1. Romney’s campaign reported the cost as “meeting expense” in its monthly federal campaign finance filing on Monday. The Atlanta-based fast food chain has come under fire after the company’s president Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press that Chick-fil-A was “guilty as charged” for backing “the biblical definition of a family.”...
  • The Recipe for Happiness? An Enduring Marriage and an Affair With Lots of Sex

    08/20/2012 11:40:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 20 Aug 2012 | Catherine Hakim
    The setting is the quiet corner of an Italian restaurant in the City; the players are George, an IT specialist, and Zoe, who wears a pretty dress and a big smile; they drink an especially good bottle of wine and when they get to coffee he reaches over and kisses her on the mouth. She surprises him by kissing him back. To onlookers it might be the classic opening scene of a traditional romance. Yet both parties are married to other people, whom they have no intention of leaving. Although they will go on to enjoy all the spoils of...
  • Puritan view of adultery turns Brits into 'caged animals' says academic

    08/20/2012 10:49:36 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 47 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | By John Bingham, Social Affairs Editor | 7:00AM BST 20 Aug 2012
    An “unforgiving, puritan Anglo-Saxon” attitude to adultery is damaging married life in Britain, driving couples to divorce rather than strengthening the family, according to an outspoken French academic. -- Dr Catherine Hakim, a sociologist and bestselling author, argues that a “sour and rigid English view” of infidelity is condemning millions of people to live frustrated “celibate” lives with their spouses. In a book bound to provoke controversy, she likens faithful husbands and wives to “caged animals” and argues that they should be free to explore their “wild side” with lovers without the threat of divorce. Meeting a secret lover for...
  • Marriage fight divides state's Catholics (Minnesota)

    08/19/2012 3:21:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | August 18, 2012 | ROSE FRENCH
    ***Those who oppose the proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage are organizing, putting them at odds with bishops.*** [BIG SNIP] ......Groups of lay Catholics and former priests have spoken out against the bishops' campaign. Some parents and students also have criticized the church's move to talk about marriage in [archdiocesan] high schools. Active Catholics have met in Protestant churches to talk about how to defeat the amendment. Catholics and other faith groups have held meetings in their homes, like the one at Burg's house, where representatives for the anti-amendment Minnesotans United for All Families encourage them to hold conversations...
  • University of Maryland students gather signatures to get Chick-fil-A out of food court

    08/18/2012 12:40:42 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 18 2012 | Malu Banuelos
    The Chick-fil-A same-sex marriage debate doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. Ever since President Dan Cathy stated his stance on gay marriage last month, the fast-food chain has been under scrutiny. Now, some University of Maryland students and staff are working to get the restaurant off their campus. They’re using online petitioning via change.org to persuade Adele H. Stamp Student Union officials to remove the restaurant, reports campus newspaper The Diamondback,
  • Minnesota marriage amendment foe allowed to keep donation anonymous

    08/18/2012 7:48:30 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 21 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-18-12 | Billy Salisbury
    A Roman Catholic Church employee who gave $600 to a group leading the opposition to a Minnesota constitutional amendment limiting marriage to heterosexual couples does not have to reveal his name. State campaign finance regulators said in a decision Friday, Aug. 17, that the donor could be identified as "John Doe" in contribution reports to protect him from being fired by church officials. It is the first time an individual has been exempted from the state's disclosure requirement, said Gary Goldsmith, executive director of the state Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. The donor told the board that when he...
  • Billionaire George Soros getting married for the third time

    08/12/2012 5:08:27 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | 08/12/12
    Billionaire George Soros getting married for the third time By Mathew Goldstein Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:29am IST Aug 12 (Reuters) - Billionaire investor George Soros had a lot to celebrate on Saturday evening: his 82nd birthday and the engagement to his much younger girlfriend Tamiko Bolton. Soros and Bolton, who met in the spring of 2008, formally announced their engagement at a party at Soros' summer home in Southampton, New York attended by a small group of friends and relatives, according to a person familiar with the trader. Soros proposed to Bolton, 40, a few weeks ago during a...
  • Jesus on Marriage: Matthew 19:4-9: "Between male and female" [only]

    08/10/2012 12:37:53 AM PDT · by topher · 17 replies
    Bible: King James Version and NIV Version + plus vanity | August 10, 2012
    Matthew 19:4-9 King James Version: 4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, 5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? 6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. 7 They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away? 8 He...
  • Marital Have-Nots?

    08/09/2012 8:04:48 PM PDT · by eagleye85 · 21 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | August 8, 2012 | Bethany Stotts
    In a recent article published in the New York Times, reporter Jason DeParle casts the fact that more lower-class mothers are having children out of wedlock as a product of class conflict. He posits a theory of marital “scarcity” in which the upper classes have greater access to marriage than the poorer classes. DeParle paints a bleak picture, writing that “College-educated Americans like the Faulkners are increasingly likely to marry one another, compounding their growing advantages in pay.” He reports that “Less-educated women like Ms. [Jessica] Schairer, who left college without finishing her degree, are growing less likely to marry...
  • Starbucks Appreciation Day by Gay/Lesbian fizzles

    08/08/2012 7:40:18 AM PDT · by topher · 65 replies
    Facebook/others ^ | August 8, 2012
    Gay/Lesbian community is blaming both FoxNews and Mike Huckabee for their failure. That is documented in stories by the New York Daily News and Los Angeles Times. Of course, people may have been confused by the wording of the day: it was billed as Marriage Equality day. To the average person, what does Marriage Equality mean? Sounds like Double Speak. Facebook is one source for this story. National Marriage [promoted by Gays/Lesbians] Equality Day Another is the Los Angeles Times. New York Daily News is another: Gay marriage battle moves from Chick-fil-A to Starbucks as supporters plan ‘National Marriage Equality...
  • The Chick-fil-A Backlash

    08/06/2012 12:10:39 PM PDT · by Wolf13 · 4 replies
    Liberals Democrats say they are for tolerance. But they won't tolerate a business man who believes marriage is between a man and a woman. But the American people do support traditional marriage and free speech. The evidence was undeniable!
  • IL Activist Wants Chick-fil-A Run Out of Business

    08/06/2012 11:38:59 AM PDT · by RealTeen · 94 replies
    JHPolitics.com ^ | 8-6-2012 | Justin Higgins
    Choosing not to eat at Chick-fil-A (or choosing to eat there, as millions did last week) because of the ownership's views on gay marriage is one thing, but calling for their business partners to disown them is a little different. I am not opposed to boycotts, or buy-cotts like the one that occured last Wednesday, although I often question their legitimacy. I am opposed to bullying from political officials and activist groups trying to drive companies out of business through coercion, as Equality Illinois' director of public policy proposes: In a petition, Equality Illinois is urging socially responsible business and...
  • The Tolerance Deal Is Broken

    08/06/2012 7:33:43 AM PDT · by marcbold · 10 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 8/6/2012 | Patrick Archbold
    Among all the words in a language already so battered and bruised as to almost become unrecognizable, one word stands out for having taken the brunt of the beating. Tolerance. Tolerance has been so misshapen by the abuse that many people think that it means something opposite to its nature. After all injustice the word has suffered, I am unsure if it can or even should survive. Nevertheless, I wish to testify to its true meaning, even if in eulogy. So let us begin with the basics. Contrary to what you may have heard, tolerance of its own can never...
  • (Vanity) One Man, One Chick, or Unintended Consequences

    08/05/2012 7:31:32 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 22 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 08-05-2012 | grey_whiskers
    One of the biggest news stories in the past week was the brouhaha over the remarks of one Dan Cathy (President of the fast food chain Chick-Fil-A) concerning support for traditional marriage. Homosexual activists were aghast that in this day and age, someone was allowed to run “afowl” of the anti-public-blasphemypiety laws, and began calling for a boycott, as well as denouncing Chick-Fil-A as a purveyor of “Hate”.
Some of the usual (left wing) suspects joined the fray; among them, GLAAD, who released a report that Chick-Fil-A’s brand rating had plummeted following Dan Cathy’s remarks; Chicago Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno, who...
  • Ten areas of agreement among conservatives on marriage

    08/05/2012 9:53:20 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 10-25-05 | dale carpenter
    There are ten premises in this debate that most conservatives, opponents and supporters of gay marriage alike, probably share: (1) Marriage benefits society, and so anything that harms marriage harms all of us, whether married or not. (2) Marriage directly benefits the individuals married. (3) It is on average better for children to be raised by two married parents than to be raised by single parents or by unwed cohabiting partners. (4) Because of the benefits identified in Premises 1-3 above, marriage should be encouraged by public policy and specifically should retain its privileged position in the law. (5) It...
  • The Latter-day Saint Concept of Marriage [Unmarrieds 'not whole...complete' - per Mitt's profs]

    08/05/2012 9:01:28 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 123 replies
    Lds.org (Ensign) ^ | June 2011 | Hugh B. Brown (1883-1975)
    ...Latter-day Saints believe that in order to attain the best in life and the greatest happiness in this world and for the next, men and women must be married in the temple for time and eternity. Without the sealing ordinances of temple marriage, man cannot achieve a godlike stature or receive a fulness of joy. … ...to enjoy the privileges and advantages...as...husbands and wives, parents and children, the ordinance that authorizes and sanctifies this most beautiful of all relationships is not acceptable if it contains the limitation “until death do you part.” For family relationships and conjugal associations to be...
  • Soucheray: Chick-fil-A is another victim of the leftists

    08/05/2012 7:05:36 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8-5-12 | joe soucheray
    I read his entire remarks and could not find any evidence that he is anti-anything. Cathy said: "We are very much supportive of the family -- the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that." I guess, if you find that disagreeable, don't spend your money at a Chick-fil-A.
  • With These Words (Gay-marriage court ruling is a hit at straight weddings.)

    08/04/2012 7:06:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Jul 27, 2012 | Sasha Issenberg
    Civil marriage is at once a deeply personal commitment to another human being and a highly public celebration of the ideals of mutuality, companionship, intimacy, fidelity, and family … Because it fulfills yearnings for security, safe haven, and connection that express our common humanity, civil marriage is an esteemed institution, and the decision whether and whom to marry is among life’s momentous acts of self-definition.” The words above come from the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ­decision that made the state the first to authorize gay marriage. They are also part of a longer passage read last month at the Newport,...
  • Playing Chicken with Gay Marriage

    08/04/2012 5:29:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 4, 2012 | Bill O'Reilly
    When the New York Post puts a fast-food chicken franchise on page one, you know some feathers have been ruffled, so to speak. And, indeed, the Chick-fil-A outfit can forget about catering any gay marriage receptions, because the company's president, Dan Cathy, recently told an Atlanta radio station that by supporting gay nuptials, America is "inviting God's wrath." While that remains to be seen, the wrath of pro-gay marriage advocates is vividly on display. The mayors of Boston and Chicago, playing to their liberal bases, both came out against having any Chick-fil-A restaurants in their cities. In the case...
  • I'm conservative (oh yea uh-huh) and pro-gay marriage and I want your ZOT!

    08/03/2012 4:19:35 PM PDT · by agooga · 194 replies
    8/3/12 | agooga
    Being a hardcore constitutionalist, conservative, agnostic AND supporter of gay-marriage is not always easy. I usually take a lot of heat from both sides, and I'm used to that. With the Chick-Fil-A situation, I see both sides of the issue. I support CFA and I support the idea of gay marriage. What I don't support are the tactics used by the left to bully, intimidate, mock, deride and create false narratives to achieve their goal. I'm angry at the left for creating hatred. I see and hear a lot of it because I have so many gay and liberal friends,...
  • Chick-fil-A Kiss-In: LAPD called to Hollywood store over media mob

    08/03/2012 2:43:15 PM PDT · by slumber1 · 22 replies
    The L.A.Times ^ | 08-03-12 | L.A. Now
    Los Angeles police were called to a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Hollywood on Friday amid a national "kiss day" related to the company president's opposition to gay marriage. Authorities said the call was prompted by a heavy media presence at the restaurant that was making it difficult for the business to operate. There were no problems related to protests.
  • Chick-fil-A faces vandalism, ‘human rights violation’ complaints for defending marriage

    08/03/2012 1:30:33 PM PDT · by NYer · 42 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 3, 2012 | KATHLEEN GILBERT
    SPRINGFIELD, IL, August 3, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A gay rights advocacy group in Illinois has launched a series human rights complaints with Illinois state government against Chick-fil-A for supporting marriage, the day before a national homosexual “kiss-in” was planned to take place. After filing the complaint Thursday with the Illinois Department of Human Rights, Jacob Meister, Governing Board President of The Civil Rights Agenda (TCRA) said that Chick-fil-A’s stance on marriage was to blame for a widespread stigmatization of homosexual individuals. “In our current high speed media and social media environment, Chick-fil-A has announced and caused to be published,...
  • Support For Gay Marriage Rises Across All Age, Race, Political Groups

    08/02/2012 9:31:48 AM PDT · by Wise Hectare · 153 replies
    RTT News Global Financial Newswires ^ | 8.1.12 | RTT Staff Writer
    Support for same-sex marriage has risen across the board in the last four years, new polling data shows, signalling a shift in the overall political and social views of Americans. The new data, released Wednesday by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, shows a higher percentage of Democrats, Republicans, whites, minorities and people of all generations support same-sex marriage legalization.... Among voting groups, there has been an increase in support for same-sex marriage even among Republicans. Since 2008, Democrats have jumped in support from 50 to 65 percent; Republicans from 19 to 24 percent; and Independents from 44...
  • Chick-Fil-A Day and the Victory for Marriage, Life and Freedom on Election Day

    08/02/2012 6:07:07 AM PDT · by tcg · 31 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 8/2/12 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    ...They were standing up for free speech and against political correctness. They were applauding with their purchase the courage shown by the owners of this restaurant. They did not back down in the face of forceful, even hateful, opposition from those who, while claiming to be tolerant have become so intolerant of those who do not agree with them. ...What occurred on August 1, 2012 ...holds great promise for the coming election. The real people of America, the salt of the earth, have had 'ENOUGH!" They came in in cars and on foot to Chick-Fil-A restaurants everywhere. The reports of...
  • Anti-gay marriage controversy draws crowd to local Chick-fil-As [Chicago]

    08/02/2012 3:16:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | August 2, 2012 | JOSH MCGHEE AND CASEY TONER
    Photo gallery and article: "For many who went to eat at Chicago-area Chick-fil-As Wednesday amidst calls to support the company president’s anti-gay marriage stance, it didn’t come down to whether they agreed with him or not. Rather, they said, it was simply to show they supported Dan Cathy’s right to espouse his beliefs — beliefs that they said shouldn’t impact whether another Chick-fil-A should be allowed to open in the city. “I came out to support freedom of speech,” said Bob Matter, a paralegal and self-described atheist, liberal and supporter of gay marriage. Matter, like hundreds of others, flocked to...
  • Chik-fil-A And Double Standards

    08/01/2012 9:38:55 PM PDT · by reformedcrat · 24 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | 8-1-2012 | Tom Thurlow
    Some people have a lot of nerve. Have you ever heard such hate speech? Shocking. In all seriousness, the food at Chik-fil-A might be a little bland, but its politics are hot and spicy, with an extra helping of political incorrectness. And the Chik-fil-A president’s opinions on marriage have a lot of people’s feathers in a ruffle, and they are starting to squawk.
  • Chik-Fil-A, Gay Marriage, and Liberal Free Speech

    08/01/2012 5:48:06 PM PDT · by Chris in VA · 4 replies
    American Live Wire ^ | 8/1/12 | David Webb
    Did the Cathy family ever hide their beliefs? Did anyone who has ever visited a mall on a Sunday afternoon not know that Chik-Fil-A was always closed? I didn’t think so. The one thing about liberal ideas of free speech is that they believe in free speech as long as you agree with them. The second you disagree with them is when your right to free speech ends.