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  • Lindsey Graham: If Court Rules Marriage Bans Unconstitutional It Will Be Time To “Move [tr]

    05/05/2015 9:01:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | May 4, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski and Molly Ward
    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who is expected to announce a presidential bid, says if the Supreme Court rules same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional, then it will be time for Republicans to move on. Graham told Boston Herald radio on Monday that society is changing and a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and woman is no longer possible. “Well, can you be for traditional marriage? Yes. Am I for traditional marriage? Yes, I believe marriage has stood the test of time between a man and a woman, ordained by God, and that’s — most societies have been organized...
  • The United States Is Not a Democracy

    05/05/2015 1:01:56 AM PDT · by kathsua · 12 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | May 4th, 201 | reasonmclucus
    “Power is the great evil with which we are contending. We have divided power between three branches of government and erected checks and balances to prevent abuse of power. However, where is the check on the power of the judiciary? If we fail to check the power of the judiciary, I predict that we will eventually live under judicial tyranny.” — Patrick Henry Americans are now living under judicial tyranny as one of our greatest patriots Patrick Henry predicted. For those who have forgotten Henry, he is the man who said “give me liberty or give me death.”
  • The Family in God’s Plan (William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore)

    05/03/2015 9:42:01 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    WAU.org ^ | May 2015 | William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore
    The Family in God’s Plan The Commandment to Honor One’s Father and Mother Reflects the Family’s Role in Church and Society By: Most Reverend William E. Lori, Archbishop of BaltimoreArticle Tools The fourth commandment instructs us to “Honor your father and your mother.” How many times as youngsters did we confess that we had disobeyed our parents in ways great and small? Yet we can understand this commandment more fully by considering how it encompasses God’s entire plan for marriage and family life.The fourth commandment instructs us to “Honor your father and your mother.” How many times as youngsters...
  • High court on verge of destroying the family

    05/04/2015 4:30:50 PM PDT · by 9thLife · 30 replies
    WND ^ | 5/3/15 | Dr. James Dobson
    (Editor’s note: Dr. Dobson has prepared this letter for the constituents of his ministry, Family Talk. It is being shared here before being widely disseminated.) Dear Friends, May I urge you to read this letter carefully? It has been written with a fervent prayer that you will recognize the urgency it conveys. It deals with a decision that is about to be announced by the U.S. Supreme Court, dealing with the definition of marriage. In late June or early July, the justices will reveal their decision to either affirm the definition of marriage as being exclusively between one man and...
  • Supreme Court grandstands on marriage by embracing cognitive dissonance

    05/04/2015 12:37:29 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5-4-15 | Steve Deace
    Two years ago, a majority of U.S. Supreme Court justices ruled it was a terrible thing for the federal government to dictate the definition of marriage to all 50 states. Despite the fact it was done lawfully via a bill passed through both houses of Congress, and signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1996. Two years later, the same five justices who made up that majority are poised to reverse themselves, and say it's perfectly fine for the federal government to dictate the definition of marriage to all 50 states. Provided it's done so unlawfully by judicial fiat...
  • WRIT OF CERTIORARI MOTION FOR RECUSAL OF JUSTICES RUTH BADER GINSBURG AND ELENA KAGAN

    05/03/2015 7:07:16 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 23 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | May 1, 2015 | Steven F. Hotze, M.D
    Two Supreme Court Judges Should Recuse themselves from Same Sex Marriage Debate NOS. 14-556, 14-562, 14-571, 14-574 (CONSOLIDATED) IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES JAMES OBERGEFELL, ET AL., Petitioners, v. RICHARD HODGES, DIRECTOR, OHIO DEP'T OF HEALTH, ET AL., Respondents. ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT MOTION OF STEVEN F. HOTZE, M.D. FOR RECUSAL OF JUSTICES RUTH BADER GINSBURG AND ELENA KAGAN
  • FALL OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION' AT HAND

    05/03/2015 6:36:44 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 60 replies
    World News Daily ^ | May 3, 2015 | BOB UNRUH
    Dr. James Dobson, who founded the highly influential groups Focus on the Family and Family Research Council and now runs Family Talk Radio, is warning that if the U.S. Supreme Court redefines marriage as analysts predict, the ruling will presage the “fall of Western civilization.” “I do not recall a time when the institutions of marriage and the family have faced such peril, or when the forces arrayed against them were more formidable or determined,” he writes in a letter distributed to his hundreds of thousands of supporters. “Barring a miracle, the family that has existed since antiquity will likely...
  • A Prayer for Marriage

    05/03/2015 11:42:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 3, 2015 | Matt Barber
    Abba, Father. Come now, Holy Spirit, and speak through Your humble servant. Let this prayer be Your prayer – truth in love, salt and light. And war. Lord Jesus, ours is a nation in rebellion. Evil is good and good evil. We are as drunkards, teetering at cliff’s edge – haughty, prideful, defiant and soft. We plead Your return, but tarry as told. We lament, like Lot, that a once great nation has been given over to a reprobate mind. Sodom crumbles about as we gaze palmward, distracted and glassy-eyed, at shimmering digital confections. They pound at our temple doors,...
  • Bait And Switch: How Same Sex Marriage Ends Family Autonomy

    05/02/2015 1:29:26 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 6 replies
    THE FEDERALIST ^ | 09 APRIL 2015 | STELLA MORABITO
    Abolishing all civil marriage is the primary goal of the elites who have been pushing same sex marriage. The scheme called “marriage equality” is not an end in itself, and never really has been. The LGBT agenda has spawned too many other disparate agendas hostile to the existence of marriage, making marriage “unsustainable,” if you will. By now we should be able to hear the growing drumbeat to abolish civil marriage, as well as to legalize polygamy and all manner of reproductive technologies.
  • Gay Marriage Backers to Finance Anti-Discrimination Efforts

    05/01/2015 6:45:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 30, 2015 | Maggie Haberman
    With gay marriage being debated by the United States Supreme Court, some of the major backers of efforts to legalize it around the country are casting their attention to the next fight: anti-discrimination bills in a variety of states. The new effort, Freedom for All Americans — a $5 million-a-year campaign over the next five years — is predicated on the fights around gay marriage, which played out state by state until reaching the Supreme Court in a fight that, advocates hope, will legalize same-sex marriage nationally.
  • Until The Court Do Us Part?

    04/30/2015 3:34:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 30, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    In 2-1/2 hours of oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday, Justice Anthony Kennedy asked the right question: whether it is appropriate for the Court to discard a definition of marriage that "has been with us for millennia," adding, "it's very difficult for the court to say, 'Oh, well, we know better.' " Kennedy, who is regarded as the swing vote on this and many other controversial issues, may not answer his own question the way proponents of traditional marriage wish, but the question is not rhetorical. Should this court, or any court, re-define and force the states to...
  • A&E GREENLIGHTS WIFE-SWAPPING SHOW–AND YES, THE SWITCHED COUPLES WILL SLEEP TOGETHER

    04/30/2015 9:31:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 29, 2015 | Austin Ruse
    A&E’s fyi channel has just announced something called “Seven Year Switch,” the premise of which is that couples get bored, sexually and otherwise, seven years into their marriage and need a change. Married couples will swap husbands and wives for a two-week period and do everything married couples do, including presumably having sex, since they will be “sleeping” together, according to the show’s announcement.
  • Sotomayor: We’re not taking away your liberty, because we won’t force you to marry a gay person

    04/30/2015 8:55:52 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 113 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/29/15 | Ben Johnson
    One moment in the Supreme Court's oral arguments over same-sex “marriage” reveals what an embarrassment Sonia Sotomayor is as a justice. John J. Bursch, who argued on behalf of marriage, said that the people, not five unelected justices, should be able to decide whether to redefine a pillar of society that predates the government and written history. “This case isn't about how to define marriage,” he said. “It's about who gets to decide that question. Is it the people acting through the democratic process, or is it the federal courts? And we're asking you to affirm every individual's fundamental liberty...
  • States could force Catholic priests to perform same-sex ‘marriages’ or lose legal status...

    04/30/2015 8:47:37 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 62 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/29/15 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    "States could force Catholic priests to perform same-sex ‘marriages’ or lose legal status: Justice Scalia" If the Supreme Court rules that same-sex “marriage” is a constitutional right, one justice has said that the government could force clergy of all denominations to perform gay “weddings” or lose the ability to officiate any state-sanctioned marriage. On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges, the case that will decide whether the Constitution forbids states from upholding marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Among the exchanges, Justice Antonin Scalia repeatedly noted that if the High...
  • Supreme Court Justices Zero in on the One Argument that Could Save Traditional Marriage

    04/29/2015 4:30:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies
    Bloomberg via Aleteia ^ | April 29, 2015 | MARK STRICHERZ
    <p>The Supreme Court heard arguments about the legality of same-sex marriage bans yesterday. Both the New York Times and Washington Post described the role of Justice Anthony Kennedy, the member of the court who swings between the liberal and conservative camps on contentious issues. Their stories emphasized that Kennedy showed a slight preference for same-sex marriage supporters, as he said that gay and lesbian couples believe that being allowed to marry will confer dignity on them.</p>
  • Justice Alito: Why Not Let 4 Lawyers Marry One Another? [Romans 1]

    04/29/2015 2:19:55 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 40 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/29/2015 | Staff
    In the oral arguments presented yesterday in the Supreme Court on the question of whether the U.S. Constitution guarantees two people of the same sex the right to marry one another, Justice Samuel Alito asked whether—if two of the same sex have a right to marry—why not four people of opposite sexes. “Would there be any ground for denying them a license?” Alito asked. “Let's say they're all consenting adults, highly educated. They're all lawyers,” he said. Alito posed the question to Mary L. Bonauto, a lawyer who was presenting the court with arguments on behalf of clients seeking to...
  • Should Pastors Stop Signing Civil Marriage Certificates?

    04/29/2015 1:02:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 01/26/2015 | Compiled by Ruth Moon
    In response to same-sex marriage, hundreds signed a pledge endorsed by First Things to separate civil and Christian marriage. LifeWay Research found that 1 in 4 pastors (and 1 in 3 Americans) support such a move.Here’s how theologians and other experts answered the question. Answers are arranged on a spectrum from “yes” answers at the top to “no” answers at the bottom. "For a long time, Christianity has sewn its teachings into the fabric of Western culture. That was a good thing. But the season of sewing is ending. Now is a time for rending, not for the sake...
  • Polygamous Marriage May Be Bad for a Man's Heart

    04/29/2015 11:34:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Daily Science ^ | April 28, 2015 | Tia Ghose
    Having more than one wife may cause some serious heartache. Men who are polygamous face more than quadruple the risk of having blocked heart vessels, compared with men married to one woman, new research suggests.
  • Scalia: 'Why no ancient Greek gay marriages?'

    04/28/2015 3:33:45 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 109 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/28/2015 | GARTH KANT
    WASHINGTON – The most dramatic moment in a historic case before the U.S. Supreme Court on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage Tuesday morning came after the first attorney had wrapped up her argument. “Gay marriage is an abomination in the eyes of God,” suddenly screamed a protester in the courtroom.After continuing his protest, the man was escorted from the court room. Justice Antonin Scalia quipped, “That was refreshing, actually,” causing loud laughter to ripple through the courtroom. Scalia’s approval of ancient wisdom echoed his previous referral to the ancient Greeks and Romans to argue against government sanctioning of same-sex marriage....
  • Pope Francis’ US envoy rebuffed gay campaign for him to back out of March for Marriage

    04/28/2015 2:11:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 28, 2015 | Lisa Bourne
    The Human Rights Campaign claimed Archbishop Vigano would 'further politicize differences' between the US and the Vatican by supporting Church teaching on marriage. - Pete Baklinski / LifeSiteNews April 28, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- In the days leading up to this past weekend’s March for Marriage, the homosexual activist group Human Rights Campaign petitioned the Holy Father to keep his ambassador to the US from participating in the annual event supporting natural marriage.To the displeasure of the pro-homosexual group, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano was among the special guests at the third annual march in Washington...
  • The Court and Marriage

    04/28/2015 2:08:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2015 | Bill Murchison
    Well. I really can't believe I am saying this. The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to tell us what marriage means. Not speculate; not explain. Tell: as in, "Wipe that smile off your face and listen to what I'm telling you." We are at a remarkable moment in human affairs: one we would hardly have predicted 50 years ago at the start of our cultural upheavals. Historic understandings that drew, for the most part, support and sympathy no longer have footing, which is fine with the kind of folk -- they are in leadership roles all around us, including judgeships...
  • Oregon Couple Fined $135 K for Refusing to Bake Cake, GoFundMe Pulls Plug Too

    04/28/2015 1:48:22 PM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | April 28, 2015 | MATTHEW ARCHBOLD
    A married couple is at risk of losing everything including their home after refusing to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple. And on top of that, after being fined $135,000, GoFundMe.com pulled a fundraising effort for the couple because of...tolerance or something. Todd Starnes reports:The owners of an Oregon bakery learned Friday that there is a severe price to pay for following their Christian faith. A judge for the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) recommended a lesbian couple should receive $135,000 in damages for their emotional suffering after Sweet Cakes by Melissa refused to make them...
  • Obama’s Lawyer: Religious Institutions May Lose Tax-Exempt Status If Court Rules for Gay Marriage

    04/28/2015 12:21:30 PM PDT · by C19fan · 101 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 28, 2015 | Joel Gehrke
    Religious institutions could be at risk of losing their tax-exempt status due to their beliefs about marriage if the Supreme Court holds that gay couples have a constitutional right to wed, President Obama’s attorney acknowledged to the Supreme Court today. “It’s certainly going to be an issue,” Solicitor General Donald Verrilli replied when Justice Samuel Alito asked if schools that support the traditional definition of marriage would have to be treated like schools that once opposed interracial marriage. “I don’t deny that.”
  • Please Pray This Week for Traditional Marriage – The Supreme Court Is in Session

    04/27/2015 7:22:04 AM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-26-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Please Pray This Week for Traditional Marriage – The Supreme Court Is in Session By: Msgr. Charles PopeThe March for Marriage yesterday in Washington, D.C. was successful for numerous reasons. Among them was the turnout: over 10,000 people. This is especially impressive given the date change (the march had been planned for June but was moved to April when the Supreme Court’s schedule for the marriage cases was announced).Second, the march manifested a diversity that shows that the concerns for traditional marriage are not coming only from older white Catholics and Pentecostals. You can see some pictures from the march here: March for Marriage 2015. Indeed...
  • The Gaystapo and the difference between Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler…

    04/28/2015 10:31:29 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 40 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-28-15 | Vince
    During an undergraduate Political Science class a few decades ago one of my professors discussed the difference between Stalin and Hitler. While both were indeed power hungry and responsible for the deaths of tens of millions of people, they were distinctly different in motivation. Stalin, he suggested, was completely focused on power. He didn’t care how he got it or who he had to work with or betray in order to get it or keep it. If you were in his way, he would crush you and not think twice about it. If however you got out of his way...
  • What Effect Will Pressure to Accept Same Sex Acts or “Marriage” Have on Church Teaching? None!

    04/07/2015 7:48:05 AM PDT · by Salvation · 16 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-06-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Effect Will Pressure to Accept Same Sex Acts or “Marriage” Have on Church Teaching? None! By: Msgr. Charles PopeLast week was Holy Week, so sure enough there were many critical issues in the news that needed attention but we in the Church were off doing more important things like worshipping God and pondering our need for salvation. Permit a brief summary and some predictions from me based on the latest unpleasantness in Indiana last week.I am not a lawyer and neither know nor understand all the legal implications of the law signed by the Indiana governor and then later...
  • Fathers and Daughters – Is This a Missing Key to Modesty Today?

    03/26/2015 8:25:50 AM PDT · by Salvation · 68 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-25-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Fathers and Daughters – Is This a Missing Key to Modesty Today? By: Msgr. Charles PopeWe often speak today of the terrible toll that fatherless homes have on young boys. And this is true. Without a reasonably good (even though not sinless) model of manhood and responsibility, many boys lose their way. Fathers also play a large role in disciplining boys, especially as they grow older and become  stronger than their mothers.But missing fathers also bring forth terrible effects on many girls. Women, even young girls, certainly do seek and desire the love and appreciation of men and have...
  • Puffed-up Leftist Tyranny Punishes Dissenters

    04/28/2015 5:24:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Forget for a moment the ever-failing economy, the implosion of our foreign policy coherence, and our virtually unilateral withdrawal in the war on terror under Barack Obama's presidency. If liberty lovers don't start fighting back soon, we'll forfeit our freedom of thought and religious expression under the assault of fascist leftist activists in our culture. Let's just look at two of the many recent events that should have us very concerned. As you may have guessed, they revolve around the controversial matter of same-sex marriage. At the outset, let me say that this issue is no longer about same-sex marriage...
  • What's at Stake as Supreme Court Considers Marriage Tomorrow?

    04/27/2015 11:00:30 AM PDT · by NYer · 36 replies
    Aleteia ^ | April 27, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    Does the United States Constitution require states to allow members of the same sex to marry each other? Does the Constitution require states to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples who were legally married in another state? These are the two questions the Supreme Court of the United States will ponder as it listens to oral arguments Tuesday. It seems simple. But the roads that have led to this point have been anything but. After years of legal challenges to state bans on same-sex marriage, many of them successful, as well as voter referendums in which the traditional definition of marriage has...
  • United States Supreme Court Brief submitted in opposition to Homosexual Marriage

    04/27/2015 8:49:23 AM PDT · by mom of young patriots · 11 replies
    US Supreme Court Brief ^ | 3-27-15 | Barwick and Faust
    This excerpt starts on page 37 of the brief: Regardless of how this Court chooses to rule, we want the children of gay parents who come after us to know that they mattered. They were worth speaking up for. They are not simply part of the cost of doing the political business of the day or “acceptable casualties” so that we can all prove to be allies of the LGBT community, and pat ourselves on the back for being “progressive.” No. We love our parents and we know that they do too. But they have lost something precious. And we...
  • Is There a Quiet Marxist Coup Craftily Hidden Beneath the Demand for Same-Sex Marriages?

    Same-sex Marriage leads to the repression of religion, loss of freedom of speech, a weakening of the marital-family leading to increased 'redistribution of wealth'. Haven't we seen this before in another form - an atheistic, socialist State?
  • March for Marriage' Looks to Rally Support for Traditional Marriage Ahead of Supreme Court Arguments

    04/26/2015 6:30:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/25/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    Supporters of traditional marriage will participate in the third annual "March for Marriage" on Saturday, three days before th U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments on gay marriage. The Washington, D.C.-based National Organization for Marriage is organizing the event. "The 2015 March for Marriage is our last, best opportunity to reach the U.S. Supreme Court before they decide whether marriage as it has existed throughout our history is unconstitutional," reads the event's website. Attendees will first gather at the National Mall on Saturday morning and then after hearing from assorted speakers will march towards the Supreme Court building off First...
  • Scott Walker in Iowa: States should be allowed to ban same-sex marriages

    04/26/2015 6:04:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    The Cap Times, Madison ^ | April 26, 2015 | Jessie Opoien
    WAUKEE, Iowa — When Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker took the stage at 9:30 p.m. Saturday night, the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition's spring summit was an hour behind schedule. He promised the crowd of more than 1,000 at the evangelical Point of Grace Church he would keep his remarks brief so everyone could get home, get to bed and get up for church in the morning. He'd be doing just that, he added, back home in Wauwatosa. Wearing a suit — with no mention of whether it was from Kohl's — and pacing the stage, Walker was at ease, peppering...
  • Archbishop Kurtz on March for Marriage: Sacrament is much more than "adult friendship"

    04/26/2015 4:14:48 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    cna ^ | April 25, 2015 | Adelaide Mena
    Crowds hold signs in defense of traditional marriage at the March for Marriage in Washington, D.C. on Saturday. Credit: Adelaide Mena/CNA Washington D.C., Apr 25, 2015 / 02:59 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A diverse crowd of thousands of people from across the U.S. gathered in front of the US Capitol to speak and stand in defense of marriage on Saturday. “We have too long taken for granted the gift of marriage as the union of one man and one woman,” Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Ky. and President of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops told CNA. The Archbishop cautioned that...
  • Chapter 38: Eternal Marriage ['Eternal Marriage Essential for Exaltation' (living with) Lds god]

    04/25/2015 6:00:50 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 7 replies
    Chapter 38: Eternal Marriage [SNIP] Eternal Marriage Is Essential for Exaltation• What is the Lord’s doctrine of marriage, and how does it differ from the views of the world? Many people in the world consider marriage to be only a social custom, a legal agreement between a man and a woman to live together. But to Latter-day Saints, marriage is much more. Our exaltation depends on marriage...[SNIP] Heavenly Father has given us the law of eternal marriage so we can become like Him. The Lord has said: “In the celestial glory there are three heavens or degrees; “And in order...
  • Chapter 47: Exaltation [Requirement #5: 'We MUST be married for eternity...']

    04/25/2015 6:00:40 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 1 replies
    Requirements for Exaltation[SNIP] To be exalted, we first must place our faith in Jesus Christ and then endure in that faith to the end of our lives. Our faith in Him must be such that we repent of our sins and obey His commandments. He commands us all to receive certain ordinances: ... 3. Brethren must receive the Melchizedek Priesthood and magnify their callings in the priesthood. 4. We must receive the temple endowment. 5. We must be married for eternity, either in this life or in the next.In addition to receiving the required ordinances, the Lord commands all of...
  • President Harold B. Lee’s General Priesthood Address ['only' married exalted 'in celestial kingdom']

    04/25/2015 5:33:09 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 35 replies
    Ensign (official Lds Church publication) ^ | January 1974 | Lds "prophet" Harold B. Lee
    ...let me say just a bit more about...marriage. This may sound a little bit bold to urge marriage for those...past the marriageable age;...we are shocked to know that some men are delaying marriage until their later thirties or into their forties, and they have never talked of marriage. [SNIP] ...I have a letter here from a sister that pinpoints something...these girls are going through...There is a man who has been dating her for years and he comes especially at meal time... Here is another one who says, “I am a 40-year-old single woman.” Another one says, “I am a 30-year-old...
  • The Cultural Appropriation Defense for Christians

    04/25/2015 2:49:29 PM PDT · by Talisker · 3 replies
    According to Wiki, “cultural appropriation is the adoption of an oppressed people's cultural elements by members of the dominant culture, or by members of any culture that has historically oppressed the peoples of the originating culture. Appropriation may eventually lead to the appropriating group being seen as the new face of said cultural practices. As oppressed peoples' cultures are mimicked by the dominant culture, observers may begin to falsely associate certain cultural practices with the mimicker, and not with the people who originated them. This is often seen in the use by cultural outsiders of a minority, oppressed culture's symbols...
  • Ted Cruz submits constitutional amendment to protect marriage

    04/25/2015 11:11:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 110 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/25/2015 | NewsMachete
    Senator Ted Cruz has submitted legislation to create a constitutional amendment to allow states to determine what marriage is, and not federal judges. Days before the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on same-sex marriage, Senator Ted Cruz has filed two bills to protect states that bar gay couples from marrying. Cruz's legislation would establish a constitutional amendment shielding states that define marriage as between one woman and one man from legal action, according to bill language obtained by Bloomberg News. A second bill would bar federal courts from further weighing in on the marriage issue until such an amendment is adopted....
  • Thousands to join March for Marriage in D.C. Sat. under shadow of Supreme Court hearing

    04/24/2015 3:40:43 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    LIFe Site News ^ | April 23, 2015 | Dustin Siggins
    April 23, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - On Saturday, thousands of pro-family Americans are expected to flock to Washington, D.C. for the third annual March for Marriage.Organized by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), March-related events will begin at noon, with a rally from 12:00-1:00, and then the march itself at 1:00. Participants will gather at the mall in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.  On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments as to whether there is a constitutional right to same-sex "marriage," or if states should be allowed to make their own marriage policy.The will take place...
  • The Supreme Court's Mind Made Up on Gay Marriage?

    04/24/2015 7:54:48 AM PDT · by xzins · 57 replies
    CBN ^ | April 24, 2015 | Paul Strand
    Next week, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear cases that will likely determine whether same-sex marriage will become a legal nationwide. The justices have rolled four cases together that will allow them to decide two questions: must states recognize other states' gay marriages, and does the Constitution require states to allow same-sex marriage? Some believe the justices have already decided to create that right before hearing the case. But others say the matter is far from decided. On Wednesday, a panel discussion at the Family Research Council was swimming upstream against conventional thought on the issue. That is, it's a...
  • Bobby Jindal calls out the business community for bowing to pressure over same-sex marriage

    04/24/2015 5:48:44 AM PDT · by xzins · 30 replies
    NOLA ^ | 23 Apr 15 | Julia O'Donoghue, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Gov. Bobby Jindal declared that he won't be backing down from the fight over same-sex marriage or Louisiana's controversial religious freedom bill in an opinion piece for The New York Times Thursday morning. (April 23). Jindal said he will continue to back the legislation that some have called discriminatory, even if more businesses leaders come out against the bill. In the essay, he chastises conservative leaders in Arkansas and Indiana over bowing to pressure "That political leaders in both states quickly cowered amid the shrieks of big business and the radical left should alarm us all," Jindal writes.
  • Judges Sue Over Same Sex ‘Marriage’

    04/22/2015 8:30:58 AM PDT · by xzins · 60 replies
    Tea Party.org ^ | APRIL 20, 2015
    (Courthouse News) – Two former magistrates sued the N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts claiming it violated their religious rights by forcing them to participate in same-sex marriage ceremonies or face discipline, termination, and even criminal prosecution. Gilbert Breedlove and Thomas Holland claim in a lawsuit filed in the Wake County Superior Court that they resigned from their positions after the AOC and its director, John Smith, made no attempt to accommodate their religious beliefs while attempting to comply with the change in law on same-sex marriage. Instead, they say, the AOC forced them to choose between “taking an act...
  • Some Advice from Mother Church, as Pictured in the Book of Ruth

    04/22/2015 7:31:12 AM PDT · by Salvation · 15 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-21-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Some Advice from Mother Church, as Pictured in the Book of Ruth By: Msgr. Charles PopeRecently I preached a retreat for a good number of women here in our Archdiocese. I based the retreat on the Book of Ruth, a beautiful love story that is a kind of allegory for Christ and the Church. More specifically it is an allegory of the individual’s salvation by Christ and in relationship to Him.The detailed background to the text is too lengthy to go into here, but a few points will help. The story features three main characters: Boaz, Ruth, and Naomi....
  • Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz Urges Pastors to Preach About Biblical Marriage

    04/21/2015 3:34:48 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 56 replies
    Christian News ^ | April 21, 2015 | Heather Clark
    WASHINGTON – Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has sent a letter to tens of thousands of pastors nationwide, urging them to preach about biblical marriage the weekend before the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments over states’ rights regarding the definition of marriage.“On Tuesday, April 28, the United States Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in favor of ‘same-sex marriage.’ How will the American church respond?” he asked. “The prophet Daniel described the people who know their God as people who do two things: display strength and take action (Daniel 11:32).”Cruz therefore asked that pastors deliver...
  • "We do have a very good sex life": Gay men with straight wives are coming out - as happily married

    04/20/2015 8:11:24 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 115 replies
    Salon ^ | 4/19/2015 | Tracy Clark-Flory
    On the surface, the question seems simple enough: “Are you sexually attracted to your wife?” That’s what I asked 34-year-old Joshua Weed during a phone call. He breathed in deep. “That’s a really difficult question,” he said. “It’s hard to say that with clarity.” Weed is sexually attracted to men, but he’s married to a woman. “I love her very much and we do have a very good sex life,” he said. “I think she’s beautiful.” But he adds: “I’m gay.”
  • Why men refuse to marry: Women complain chaps today won't settle down.

    04/19/2015 11:54:56 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 163 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | April 20, 2015 | Peter Lloyd
    A controversial new book argues that the triumph of feminism has meant men are now second-class citizens. George Clooney, Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Redmayne may have all taken the plunge recently — but they are a diminishing band of brothers, for the number of men marrying in the West has plunged in recent decades. The state of matrimony is not just ailing. It is dying out faster than a mobile phone battery. According to the Office for National Statistics, marriage in Britain is at its lowest level since 1895. In 2011, there were just 286,634 ceremonies — a 41 per...
  • Why Same-Sex Marriage Can’t Afford to Be Tolerant

    04/16/2015 1:32:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Stand to Reason ^ | 04/15/2015 | Amy K. Hall
    Mere Orthodoxy’s Matt Anderson explains why “an anti-liberal approach toward dissenting views is part of the DNA of the logic of the current gay rights argument”: Imagine, for a moment, that cultural conservatives are right that the family which begins within the union of a man and a woman is a morally unique institution, irreplacable in its role in society and inimitable in its shape by other voluntary associations of free adults, such as gay unions….Then grant this simple premise: that humans are fundamentally and inescapably truth-telling beings, and that falsehoods require an elaborate and complex support structure if they are to take...
  • Hillary Clinton Hopes Supreme Court Will Okay Same-Sex Marriage

    04/16/2015 1:09:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies
    Aleteia ^ | April 15, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    Barack Obama paved the way, and now Hillary too has "evolved" on the position of redefining marriage to include two persons of the same sex. "Hillary Clinton supports marriage equality and hopes the Supreme Court will come down on the side of same-sex couples being guaranteed that constitutional right," Adrienne Elrod, a Clinton spokeswoman, said in a statement, CNN reported.  Clinton, like Obama, opposed same-sex "marriage" in 2008, the last time she made a run for the White House. She supported the idea of civil unions instead and did not proclaim her personal support for same-sex "marriage" until she retired as...
  • On Marriage as in everything else, no sugarcoating - Robert Spaemann: "When Jesus spoke...

    04/16/2015 6:26:43 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 6 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 4/15/15 | New Catholic
    "On Marriage as in everything else, no sugarcoating - Robert Spaemann: "When Jesus spoke, people were shocked and ran away."" The renowned and arguably the most famous living Catholic philosopher in Germany, Professor Robert Spaemann, gave an interview to Julia Wächter for the Diocese of Regensburg, Germany, on matters related to the upcoming Synod of Bishops. The main excerpts are translated below: Question: Marriage cannot any more be taken for granted in certain circles today. The Church's idea of marriage is questioned more and more. How should one now act? Would you say that the Church abandons her ideal of...