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  • Senators: Why is Air Force punishing colonel over his religious views on marriage?

    11/20/2017 6:09:27 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 16, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    A group of prominent U.S. senators is coming to the defense of a highly decorated Air Force colonel who could be booted out of the military over his religious views on same-sex marriage. Col. Leland Bohannon, an experienced combat pilot, was suspended from command and orders were handed down recommending he not be promoted after he refused to publicly affirm the same-sex spouse of a retiring subordinate. Bohannon, who was on the verge of being promoted to a one-star general, was punished after the subordinate filed a formal Equal Opportunity complaint which was later substantiated by investigators. “His career is...
  • Blue States Practice the Family Values Red States Preach

    11/18/2017 8:07:32 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 27 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | November, 18, 2017 | Nicholas Kristof
    As we watch Roy Moore thumping his Bible to defend himself from accusations of child molestation, let me toss out a verbal hand grenade: To some degree, liberals practice the values that conservatives preach. This is complicated terrain with lots of exceptions, and the recent scandals involving Harvey Weinstein, Louis C.K. and Al Franken underscore that liberals can be skunks as much as anyone else. Yet if one looks at blue and red state populations as a whole, it’s striking that conservatives champion “family values” even as red states have high rates of teenage births, divorce and prostitution. In contrast,...
  • Woman who married her biological mom after they ‘hit it off’ is sentenced

    11/11/2017 8:06:57 AM PST · by Morgana · 59 replies
    wtntv ^ | Nov. 11, 2017 | staff
    DUNCAN, Okla. - An Oklahoma woman who married her biological mother has received a 10-year, deferred sentence, according to KFOR. Misty Spann pleaded guilty to incest and will be on probation with two of those years under the supervision of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. In September 2016, Misty Spann and her mother Patricia were arrested for incest.
  • Man Allegedly Snaps GF's Neck And Pokes Out Her Eyes After She Turns Down Marriage Proposal

    11/07/2017 8:33:34 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 68 replies
    Oxygen ^ | 11/7/17 | Gina Tron
    Man Allegedly Snaps GF's Neck And Pokes Out Her Eyes After She Turns Down Marriage Proposal by Gina Tron November 7, 2017 • 10:00 AM ET He is 34 and she was 19.  Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email More A man from Berks County, Pennsylvania snapped his girlfriend’s neck and poked her eyes out after she rejected his marriage proposal on Halloween. According to NBC10, Christopher R. Tucker, 34, asked 19-year-old Tara Serino to marry him at his home. The teen rejected his offer, and allegedly told him she was sleeping with other men. She also reportedly made an “off-hand comment”...
  • Court - Student Can be Expelled for Quoting Bible on Facebook [UK]

    11/03/2017 5:40:41 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    A Christian student who was expelled from university after posting on Facebook in support of Biblical teaching on marriage and sexual ethics has today (Friday 27th October) lost his case in a judicial review of the university’s decision. Felix Ngole was studying for an MA in Social Work at Sheffield university. In 2015 he made comments using his personal Facebook account on the story of the American registrar Kim Davis who was imprisoned after conscientiously refusing to register same-sex marriages. Felix expressed his Christian beliefs on the issue and argued that: "same sex marriage is a sin whether we like...
  • Pope Francis requests Roman Catholic priests be given the right to get married

    11/03/2017 7:30:50 AM PDT · by detective · 64 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/3/2017 | Matilda Long
    Pope Francis has requested that Roman Catholic priests be given the right to get married. The request applies to priests in Brazil, and is on the agenda for an upcoming synod (church council) in the Amazon region. The controversial move would address the critical shortage of men joining the priesthood
  • An author’s VERY provocative broadside: Controlling wives and vengeful divorcees [tr]

    10/19/2017 8:42:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 19, 2017 | Peter LLoyd
    Making a speech in honour of my parents at their golden wedding anniversary last month, I spoke of my deep pride in their great achievement. Here are two people, I told family and friends, who epitomise all that is good about marriage: a couple who put their egos to one side to raise their family and nurture a lifelong bond. I meant every word. But what I left out is that, despite growing up with such a positive example, nothing will ever persuade me to follow the same path. I will never, ever marry. That’s because the kind of traditional...
  • How Pence's Dudely Dinners Hurt Women [barf alert - flashback]

    10/17/2017 12:00:26 PM PDT · by grundle · 11 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 30, 2017 | Olga Khazan
    The vice president—and other powerful men—regularly avoid one-on-one meetings with women in the name of protecting their families. In the end, what suffers is women’s progress. March 30, 2017 In a recent, in-depth Washington Post profile of Karen Pence, Vice President Mike Pence’s wife, a small detail is drawing most of the attention: “In 2002, Mike Pence told The Hill that he never eats alone with a woman other than his wife and that he won’t attend events featuring alcohol without her by his side, either.” In context, this choice is not especially surprising. The Pences are evangelical Christians, and...
  • The Danger of President Pence(Hurl alert)

    10/16/2017 2:35:40 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 12 replies
    The New Yorker ^ | October 23, 2017, issue | Jane Mayer
    On September 14th, the right-wing pundit Ann Coulter, who last year published a book titled “In Trump We Trust,” expressed what a growing number of Americans, including conservatives, have been feeling since the 2016 election. The previous day, President Trump had dined with Democratic leaders at the White House, and had impetuously agreed to a major policy reversal, granting provisional residency to undocumented immigrants who came to America as children. Republican legislators were blindsided. Within hours, Trump disavowed the deal, then reaffirmed it. Coulter tweeted, “At this point, who doesn’t want Trump impeached?” She soon added, “If we’re not getting...
  • Germany Celebrates First Gay Marriages

    10/01/2017 7:55:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    The Local ^ | 1 October 2017
    Germany celebrates its first gay marriages on Sunday as same-sex unions become legal after decades of struggle, but campaigners say the battle for equal rights isn't over yet.Wedding bells will ring out in Berlin, Hamburg, Hanover and other German cities where local authorities will exceptionally open their doors on a Sunday to allow gay couple to say "I do" on the day the law comes into effect. Bodo Mende, 60, and his partner Karl Kreile, 59, who have been together since 1979, will be the first to tie the knot in the German capital. "It will be an emotional but...
  • Macklemore's 'Same Love' takes centre stage at Sydney grand final

    10/01/2017 5:41:51 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1st October 2017 | bbc news
    American artist Macklemore sang in support of gay rights at one of Australia's biggest annual sporting events during the country's vote on same-sex marriage. The singer performed a set ahead of kick-off in the National Rugby League (NRL) grand final in Sydney. Opponents had called for the song Same Love to be left out of the show to stop the event becoming "politicised". But Macklemore said it "was one of the greatest honours of my career". Australians are in the middle of a postal vote on whether gay marriage should be introduced. The poll is non-binding for the government, but...
  • Germans celebrate first gay marriage

    10/01/2017 5:29:05 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1st October 2017 | bbc news
    Two men have become the first gay couple to marry in Germany, on the day gay marriage became legal there. Karl Kreile and Bodo Mende, a couple for 38 years, exchanged their vows at the town hall in Schöneberg, Berlin. Registry offices in several German cities were opening, unusually, on Sunday to allow couples to wed on the first day it was legally possible. Getting married will give gay couples the same tax advantages and adoption rights as heterosexual couples. Germany has allowed same-sex partners to enter into registered partnerships since 2001, but these did not give couples exactly the...
  • Many couples are trapped in sexless marriages

    09/30/2017 12:49:02 PM PDT · by BJ1 · 186 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 07/03/2017 | Monique Roffey
    But slowly, over the course of six years, our physical relationship dwindled to nothing. I buried it because I had no idea how to talk about it, let alone fix it. Those years were pre-internet and pre-social media; I couldn’t simply tap my problem into Google and find answers. It’s agonising to be in a relationship full of love and lacking in sex. It’s a tragedy, in fact, or it was for me. And a sexless relationship carries a lot of shame. Just as having too much sex is taboo, so is having none. I kept quiet. Instead, my repressed...
  • Actually, men have always wanted more children than women have

    09/29/2017 7:17:35 PM PDT · by BJ1 · 53 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 03/30/2015 | Marina Adshade
    Economist Marina Adshade is the author of The Love Market: What You Need To Know About How We Date, Mate And Marry. She teaches at the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver School of Economics. Jezebel, the women-focused website with a penchant for feminism and cute animals, recently declared the beginning of a new era with the eye-catching headline: “New Trend: Men Wanting Babies, Women Wanting Freedom”. The article, and a similar one in New York Magazine, proclaims an end to supposedly long-standing paradigm in which maternally driven women have been forcing men into reluctant fatherhood. Men, apparently, are now the...
  • Professor Says Women Are Ruining Their Chances of Getting Married By Being So Sexually Cheap

    09/29/2017 6:21:22 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 99 replies
    Jezebel ^ | September 29. 2017 | Aimée Lutkin
    <p>In what some (the author) likely consider a groundbreaking assertion, University of Texas sociology professor Mark Regnerus is warning women that no one buys the cow when it gives the milk away for free.</p> <p>“Girls are easier to mislead than guys just by lying or just not really caring. If you know what girls want, then you know you should not give that to them until the proper time. If you do that strategically, then you can really have anything you want…whether it’s a relationship, sex, or whatever. You have the control.”</p>
  • What if women don't need guys any more, and guys don't care?

    09/27/2017 4:38:36 PM PDT · by BJ1 · 89 replies
    National Post ^ | 03/25/2012 | Kelly McParland
    Margaret Wente, one of the country’s best columnists, has written an interesting piece on the changing roles of men and women. It’s all about the fact that women are increasingly more successful — better educated, more ambitious, more focused – than men. “Women are flourishing in this new world, but many men aren’t. Men have always defined themselves as providers — it’s the main source of their identity. What happens when they aren’t needed as providers any more? What happens when their sense of purpose is lost? The answer is, they become unmoored. They stop being adults” She quotes from...
  • How Does Idealism Negatively Affect Marriage?

    09/26/2017 7:27:04 AM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-25-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    How Does Idealism Negatively Affect Marriage? Msgr. Charles Pope • September 25, 2017 • Those who seek to strengthen Holy Matrimony and stem the tide of failed marriages propose many remedies, among them better catechesis, improved marriage preparation, and greater emphasis on the sacrament in sermons. All of these are fine ideas and necessary steps, but let’s also ponder a deep but often unexplored root of the trouble with marriage today: idealism or unrealistic expectations.Although we live in cynical times, many people still hold a highly idealistic view of marriage: that it should be romantic, joyful, loving, and happy...
  • Clergy and Lay Scholars Issue Filial Correction of Pope Francis

    09/24/2017 7:03:02 AM PDT · by 198ml · 6 replies
    NC Register ^ | 9/23/17 | NC Register
    A group of clergy and lay scholars from around the world have taken the very rare step of presenting Pope Francis with a formal filial correction, accusing him of propagating heresies concerning marriage, the moral life, and reception of the sacraments. Entitled Correctio filialis de haeresibus propagatis, meaning ‘A Filial Correction Concerning the Propagation of Heresies,’ the 25 page letter was delivered to the Holy Father at his Santa Marta residence on Aug. 11.
  • Why So Many Women Cheat on Their Husbands

    09/21/2017 9:16:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 201 replies
    One of the more interesting facts in Esther Perel’s new book, State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity, comes near the beginning. Since 1990, notes the psychoanalyst and writer, the rate of married women who report they’ve been unfaithful has increased by 40 percent, while the rate among men has remained the same. More women than ever are cheating, she tells us, or are willing to admit that they are cheating — and while Perel spends much of her book examining the psychological meaning, motivation, and impact of these affairs, she offers little insight into the significance of the rise itself. So...
  • Number of stay-at-home dads falls as novelty of being a 'new man' wears off

    09/14/2017 4:55:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | September 13, 2017 | Olivia Rudgard
    For years the number of stay-at-home dads has been rising, as more men take on responsibility for looking after the home and family.  But now the trend appears to be reversing, with the number falling sharply to a three-year low - and experts say the novelty of being a "new man" could be wearing off.