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  • Lawmakers approve religion as a veil for intolerance

    03/28/2015 5:59:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | March 26, 2015 | Renee Graham
    Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed into law Thursday a bill he claims will protect religious liberty in his state. Overwhelmingly approved by that state’s Republican-controlled legislature, the law allows businesses and workers, citing their religious beliefs, to refuse service to anyone they find objectionable. Of course, what the so-called “religious freedom” act really does is legalize discrimination against lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender people.
  • #BoycottIndiana: Keith Olbermann calls on NCAA to pull Final Four from Indianapolis over RFRA law

    03/27/2015 7:02:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Twitchy ^ | March 27, 2015 | Staff
    Add Keith Olbermann to the now trending #BoycottIndiana mob looking to punish the state over its new religious freedom law — a law that closely mirrors the 1993 Chuck Schumer sponsored, Bill Clinton signed Religious Freedom Restoration Act:
  • Gay Money Is No Good in Indiana

    03/27/2015 6:44:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | March 26, 2015 | Arthur Chu
    GenCon, the world’s biggest convention for tabletop gaming and a massive moneymaking machine for the State of Indiana, has responded to a bill that legalizes discrimination against LGBT customers by threatening to leave the state—and take their $50 million-a-year convention elsewhere. This isn’t because GenCon is run by political progressives or “social justice warriors” trying to make a difference. It really, really isn’t. If GenCon leaves Indianapolis it’ll be for the same reason it came to Indianapolis and abandoned its original home of Wisconsin, the home state of founder of D&D Gary Gygax (peace be upon him). Because it makes...
  • Fiancee of Aaron Hernandez to Be Called to Testify Friday

    03/27/2015 6:32:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    APs ^ | March 26, 2015 | Michelle R Smith
    The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will be called to testify in his murder trial Friday, two people with knowledge of the matter told The Associated Press. Shayanna Jenkins was granted immunity by the court in February, which means she can be compelled to testify or face time behind bars. There had been a question over whether prosecutors would call Jenkins, who has been in a relationship with Hernandez, 25, since high school and is the mother of his 2-year-old daughter.
  • Bishop backs Catholic school’s removal of teacher over pro-marriage comments [Catholic Caucus]

    03/23/2015 4:17:06 PM PDT · by 9thLife · 23 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | March 23, 2015 | Ben Johnson
    SOMERVILLE, NJ -- A Catholic school has decided not to rehire a theology teacher who rejected the argument in favor of gay “marriage” on her private Facebook page, her family has announced. The controversy began last week after a student found a Facebook post by Patricia Jannuzzi, a 57-year-old theology teacher at Immaculata High School in Somerville, New Jersey. In it, Jannuzzi said that advocates of redefining marriage argue that they “are born this way and it is not a choice, to get 14th amendment rights equal protection” – which was intended for “unchangeable characteristics such as race and disability.”...
  • Why Won’t Liberals Talk about the Most Important Kind of ‘Privilege’ in America? (Barf see below)

    03/23/2015 10:52:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 23, 2015 | Lee Habeeb and Mike Level
    Much has been written about privilege in academic settings over the past few decades. There’s the privilege of wealth, and the advantages wealth confers if a baby is lucky enough to be born into it. Much too has been written about the advantages of being born into this world as a Caucasian — known in academia as “white privilege.” But not enough has been written about the most important advantage a baby can have in America: the advantage of being born with a mother and father who happen to be married. Call it “the marriage privilege” — the advantages are...
  • Why Won’t Liberals Talk about the Most Important Kind of ‘Privilege’ in America?

    03/23/2015 7:10:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/23/2015 | by LEE HABEEB & MIKE LEVEN
    Much has been written about privilege in academic settings over the past few decades. There’s the privilege of wealth, and the advantages wealth confers if a baby is lucky enough to be born into it. Much too has been written about the advantages of being born into this world as a Caucasian — known in academia as “white privilege.” But not enough has been written about the most important advantage a baby can have in America: the advantage of being born with a mother and father who happen to be married. Call it “the marriage privilege” — the advantages are...
  • Presbyterian group votes to allow gay marriage

    03/22/2015 8:14:00 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 24 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | March 18, 2015 | Peter Smith
    The nation's largest Presbyterian denomination has rewritten its definition of marriage and has authorized same-sex weddings nationwide. By Tuesday evening, a majority of presbyteries or regional governing bodies had voted to ratify an amendment to the constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), allowing but not requiring its pastors to perform same-sex weddings and its churches to host such rites.
  • Father Who Torched Apartment to Kill His Daughter and Son-in-Law Found Guilty of Murder

    03/22/2015 6:06:17 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    patch.com ^ | March 21, 2015 | Dennis Robaugh
    Father Who Torched Apartment to Kill His Daughter and Son-in-Law Found Guilty of Murder Subhash Chander set fire to a 36-unit Oak Forest building in 2007 because he was angry and offended. His 3-year-old grandson also died. By Dennis Robaugh (Patch National Staff) March 21, 2015 at 11:18am A grandfather who torched an Oak Forest apartment building seven years ago to kill his pregnant daughter, her husband and their 3-year-old son — because his daughter’s choice of husband offended him — has been convicted on three counts of first-degree murder. Subhash Chander, 64, an angry, argumentative heavy drinker, now faces...
  • Daughter of Two Moms Comes Out Against Gay Marriage

    03/20/2015 6:49:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    A South Carolina woman’s new essay about being raised by her lesbian mom contains a surprising revelation: she opposes marriage equality. “Gay community, I am your daughter. My mom raised me with her same-sex partner back in the ’80s and ’90s,” writes Heather Barwick, a 31-year-old mother of four, in The Federalist. “I’m writing to you because I’m letting myself out of the closet: I don’t support gay marriage. But it might not be for the reasons that you think. It’s not because you’re gay. I love you, so much. It’s because of the nature of the same-sex relationship itself.”
  • Presbyterian Church (USA): Where God Loves Abortion and Hates Israel

    03/20/2015 6:33:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/20/2015 | David French
    The Presbyterian Church (USA) is the Radio Shack of church denominations. It’s been in free fall for so long that it’s sometimes difficult to believe the church is still around. It makes news only when it makes bad news. This is a church that has long embraced a culture of death by accepting abortion on demand. Indeed, church materials have declared that abortion can even be “an act of faithfulness before God,” and church policy states: “The considered decision of a woman to terminate a pregnancy can be a morally acceptable, though certainly not the only or required, decision.”...
  • Alabama Baptist church dis-fellowshipped over pastor’s gay friendly views

    03/19/2015 10:30:55 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 13 replies
    BaptistNews.Com ^ | 3/17/2015 | Bob Allen
    An association of Southern Baptist churches in Alabama voted March 16 to dismiss a church over its pastor’s support of same-sex marriage. The executive board of Madison Baptist Association voted 74-5 to withdraw fellowship from Weatherly Heights Baptist Church in Huntsville, Ala., according to a statement to media.The voluntary association of 85 churches affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention investigated Weatherly Heights, which is primarily affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, after news reports that an unpaid staff member ordained by the church officiated at a same-sex wedding Feb. 9.Discussions revealed that the church’s pastor, David Freeman, also does not...
  • (Pope) Francis: A society without children is sad and bleak

    03/18/2015 4:38:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | March 18, 2015 | ACOPO SCARAMUZZI
    Children remind us that “we are always children”, they bring their way of seeing reality, with a “confident and pure” gaze (“they have not yet learned the science of duplicity which we adults have learned”), they can “teach us to smile and cry again”. “Of course they also bring concerns and sometimes many problems, but a society with these concerns and these problems is far better than a society that is sad and gray because it has no children!” This was the crux of Francis’ message at this Wednesday’s General Audience in St. Peter’s Square.  After reflecting on the different figures...
  • D.Todd Christofferson, LDS Elder, Says Mormons Are Free To Back Gay Marriage On Social Media

    03/18/2015 1:38:17 PM PDT · by dragonblustar · 20 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 03-17-2015 | Peggy Fletcher Stack
    SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) An LDS apostle reaffirmed recently that Mormons who support gay marriage are not in danger of losing their temple privileges or church memberships — even though the Utah-based faith opposes the practice.
  • Presbyterian Church (USA) votes to formally recognize gay marriage and allow same-sex weddings

    03/18/2015 7:07:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 03/18/2015 | Tobias Salinger
    Members of the Presbyterian Church (USA) have voted to make the 1.8-million-member, 10,000-congregation denomination the largest Protestant group to formally recognize gay marriage allow same-sex weddings. The Presbytery of the Palisades in New Jersey cast the necessary 86th vote Tuesday night to establish that a majority of the church’s 171 regional presbyteries now support an amendment to the church constitution that redefines marriage, the Associated Press reported. “Marriage involves a unique commitment between two people, traditionally a man and a woman, to love and support each other for the rest of their lives,” the church’s Book of Order will read,...
  • Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Embraces LGBT-Inclusive Definition Of Marriage

    03/18/2015 8:24:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | March 17, 2015 | Carol Kuruvilla
    The tide has turned for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender couples seeking to be married in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Following years of debate and introspection, America’s largest Presbyterian denomination has announced a change to its constitution that allows for a more inclusive definition of marriage. Officially called Amendment 14-F, the new wording in the denomination’s Book of Order will describe marriage as being “between two people.”
  • Want More Sex? Ignore Sheryl Sandberg and Her Silly Talk About Choreplay

    03/18/2015 6:49:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 17, 2015 | Mollie Hemingway
    Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook and the founder of LeanIn.org, says she’s figured out “How Men Can Succeed in the Boardroom and the Bedroom.” That’s the headline of the piece she co-authored with Adam Grant, a Wharton professor, in the New York Times.
  • Why “Progressives” Favor the State Over Society

    03/18/2015 6:14:22 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | March 18, 2015 | JOHN M. GRONDELSKI
    The New York Times was abuzz March 5. The board of trustees of South Carolina’s Erskine College—a small, liberal arts college historically associated with the Presbyterian church—had issued a statement declaring that the school considered “all sexual activity outside the covenant of marriage [as] sinful and therefore ultimately destructive of the parties involved.” Not only did the trustees affirm what has been standard Christian belief and practice since … well, the beginning of Christianity, but they even stated: “As a Christian academic community, and in light of our institutional mission, members of the Erskine community are expected to follow the...
  • ‘I bedded 12 strangers in a year — with my husband’s permission’ (Moral Relativism/Culture Wars)

    03/17/2015 11:24:27 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 120 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 16, 2015 | Jane Ridley
    Pulling on his pants after our intimate encounter in my Las Vegas hotel room, the cute 23-year-old I’d just picked up holds out his cellphone, urging me to tap in my number. “You really don’t have to take it,” I say. Having sex with a stranger is thrilling, but I’m not that interested in a repeat performance. Two minutes after he’s gone, I climb back into bed and text my husband, Scott, whom I’ve been with for 18 years. “Just saying good night,” I type. “Good night, dove,” writes back Scott from wherever he is. Scenarios like these were typical...
  • Ohio same-sex couple accuses videographer of discrimination

    03/17/2015 6:45:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | March 16, 2015 | Jareen Imam
    A community is rallying around an Ohio couple who says they were denied wedding services because of their sexual orientation. Jenn Moffitt and her partner Jerra Kincely were on the hunt in February for a wedding videographer. She sent an email asking video production business "Next Door Stories" in Bexley, Ohio, if it would cater to a same-sex couple. She was shocked by the response. "Unfortunately at this time I do not offer services for same-sex weddings," the owner of business wrote in an email Moffitt shared with CNN.
  • Yes, Culture Helped Kill the Two-Parent Family. And Liberals Shouldn't Be Afraid to Admit It.

    03/17/2015 2:34:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    Slate ^ | March 17, 2015 | Jordan Weissmann, blogs on business and economics
    "... “Had norms not changed, the growth of childbearing outside of marriage that we have recently seen among today’s unmarried low-educated and moderately educated young adults would not have occurred, even given the rise in income inequality,” Cherlin writes. College-educated Americans were able to adapt to changing mores because the economy was kind to them. But a shifting job market and easing taboos combined to tear a hole in the rest of the country's social fabric. This is all in keeping with what researchers find when they actually go out and talk to single mothers. Women in low-income communities say...
  • Corporations are the Enemy (Scotus case that would impose same-sex “marriage”)

    03/13/2015 3:49:36 PM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | March 13, 2015 | AUSTIN RUSE
    A man I know was a top executive at a major American media company, one of the biggest and most influential in the world. A young man came into his office one day asking to display a rainbow sticker with the words “safe space.” This was a decade ago and this man, a faithful Catholic, felt confident he could demur without reprisal though he could see the veiled threat of being “outed” as less than gay friendly, as a homophobe.But, in these post-Brendan Eich days, it is doubtful my friend would feel as safe to say no because things...
  • Black Women May Need to Change Their Perspective When Dating a Black Man Going Through Hard Times

    03/15/2015 1:14:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | March 15, 2015 | Taylor Gordon
    From a very young age, Black men are typically given a traditional set of roles they are expected to take on in a relationship. Perhaps two of the most emphasized of these roles are the protector and the provider. Unfortunately, the sheer necessity of the Black Lives Matter movement is a reminder that it can be increasingly difficult for Black men today to fulfill these roles in the traditional sense. How can one be a provider for his partner and family when he is suddenly placed in a position where it has become difficult to even protect himself? How can...
  • Man starts church for jerks

    03/15/2015 8:14:21 AM PDT · by piasa · 28 replies
    YORBA LINDA — Walk into Mark Hanson’s church and nobody will greet you. The guys hanging around the foyer might even make fun of what you’re wearing, or your haircut. A sign over the entrance reads, “Grab a seat in the back and shut up. Nobody cares what you think.” Welcome to Jerk Church. “You know these guys,” says Hanson, the pastor and founder. “They sit with their arms folded the whole time, leave during the altar call, criticize the pastor, snort when other people state their opinions and never create lasting bonds of friendship. Their wives are always really...
  • For richer - or poorer! America's average wedding cost soars to $32,000 [tr]

    03/13/2015 8:27:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 12, 2015 | Erica Tempesta
    Newly-engaged New Yorkers may want to say 'I don't' to a Big Apple wedding. According to an annual survey conducted by wedding website The Knot, Manhattan has been revealed as the most expensive location in the country to host a wedding - with the city's average nuptials costing a whopping $76,328 per couple in 2014. The exorbitant amount is more than double the $31,213 national average, having risen by more than $2,000 since last year. And those prices don't even include a honeymoon.
  • Indian bride walks out of wedding when groom fails math test

    03/13/2015 6:30:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    AP ^ | March 13, 2015 | Staff
    An Indian bride walked out of her wedding ceremony after the groom failed to solve a simple math problem, police said Friday. The bride tested the groom on his math skills and when he got the sum wrong, she walked out. The question she asked: How much is 15 plus six? His reply: 17.
  • Indian bride walks out of wedding when groom fails math test

    03/13/2015 5:59:30 AM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    AP ^ | March 13, 2015
    NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian bride walked out of her wedding ceremony after the groom failed to solve a simple math problem, police said Friday. The bride tested the groom on his math skills and when he got the sum wrong, she walked out. The question she asked: How much is 15 plus six? His reply: 17.
  • All the single ladies… live in Copenhagen

    03/12/2015 6:13:00 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 46 replies
    thelocal.dk ^ | 3-12-15 | unattributed
    According to new research from the University of Roskilde, Danish women have streamed into Denmark’s largest cities over the past 25 years while men have stayed put in more rural areas. The phenomenon is seen most clearly in the capital. In the Greater Copenhagen area, there are now 10,000 more single women between the ages of 18-48 than single men in the same age group. Throughout most of Jutland on the other hand, single men outnumber the women. “The imbalance is grown sharply so that there are more single women in the big cities at the same time that there...
  • Another Dred Scott Ruling?

    03/12/2015 11:17:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to consider whether to overturn the marriage laws of all the states—as some activist federal judges have already done in some of the states--conservatives are naturally calling for judicial restraint. We must warn the court against another exercise of “raw judicial power” like that handed down with its infamous 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling. That cruel and unjust ruling is viewed as illegitimate by tens of millions of Americans. Young people, especially, are turning against abortion-on-demand. We see this in every pro-life march. And this public outcry is being translated into a bumper crop...
  • Bachelor Nation: 70% of Men Aged 20-34 Are Not Married

    03/12/2015 7:37:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 248 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/12/2015 | Dr. Helen Smith
    I saw this headline at Newsalert from a CNS News article and went over to read it: (CNSNews.com) – Seventy percent of American males between the ages of 20 and 34 are not married, and many live in a state of “perpetual adolescence” with ominous consequences for the nation’s future, says Janice Shaw Crouse, author of “Marriage Matters.”“Far too many young men have failed to make a normal progression into adult roles of responsibility and self-sufficiency, roles generally associated with marriage and fatherhood,” Crouse, the former executive director of the Beverly LaHaye Institute, wrote in a recent Washington Times...
  • At 59%, Support for Same-Sex Marriage Hits New High

    03/10/2015 11:21:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 9, 2015 | Staff
    Almost six in ten Americans say they favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to enter into same-sex marriages, the highest level of support ever recorded in a NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. In the new survey released Monday, 59 percent of Americans said that they favor same-sex marriages while just 33 percent said they oppose them.
  • Presbyterian Church (USA): 7 Votes Away From Redefining Marriage to Include Gay Couples

    03/10/2015 7:34:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/10/2015 | BY MICHAEL GRYBOSKI
    The largest Presbyterian denomination in the United States is only seven votes away from having enough regional bodies favor changing its official definition of marriage to include homosexual unions. At last year's general assembly, Presbyterian Church (USA) approved an amendment changing their Book of Order's definition of marriage from being between "a man and a woman" to "two people, traditionally a man and a woman." Known as Amendment 14-F, the possible change to the Book of Order is leading with 79 regional bodies, or presbyteries, in favor and 37 opposed. These 79 regional bodies included the Presbytery of East Tennessee,...
  • Pass the Marriage and Religious Freedom Act

    03/09/2015 11:34:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 9, 2015 | Star Parker
    The Marriage and Religious Freedom Act was introduced in the last Congress – in the Senate by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) with 11 co-sponsors and in the House by Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) with 92 co-sponsors. This legislation will soon be re-introduced in the current session and should be given priority by Senate and House leadership and passed. It is of enormous national importance. The bill will protect individuals from discrimination, under federal law, so that they may be free to express and conduct their business according to their religious conviction that marriage is a union between one man and...
  • Now it's three-way same-sex "marriage": The Chastisement approaches

    03/06/2015 12:39:55 PM PST · by cleghornboy · 24 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 6, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    As noted here, "Happy newlyweds Joke, 29, Bell, 21 and Art, 26, took the plunge on Valentine's Day after exchanging their vows in a fairy-tale ceremony at their home in Uthai Thani Province, Thailand. The three blushing grooms are thought to be the world's only wedded male threesome and have since become internet sensations after photos from their big day went viral. The trio consummated their love under Buddhist law in the ceremony as same-sex marriages are not recognised as legitimate under Thai law. In what they described as the happiest day of their lives, the three men were suited...
  • Three way gay marriage

    03/06/2015 9:40:46 AM PST · by fuzzylogic · 21 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 2-17-2015 | Corey Chalton
    Three gay men from Thailand have tied the knot in what is thought to be the world's first three-way same-sex marriage. Happy newlyweds Joke, 29, Bell, 21 and Art, 26, took the plunge on Valentine's Day after exchanging their vows in a fairy-tale ceremony at their home in Uthai Thani Province, Thailand.
  • AL Supreme Court Halts Issuance of Counterfeit Marriage Licenses

    03/04/2015 6:54:44 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 78 replies
    Barbwire ^ | March 4, 2015
    Montgomery, AL – In a historic ruling, the Supreme Court of Alabama in a 7-1 decision has affirmed natural marriage and ordered Alabama’s probate judges to immediately stop issuing illegal marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The ruling represents a significant shift of momentum in the same-sex marriage agenda, and is a direct challenge to the orders of U.S. District Court Judge Callie Granade, who in January purported to overturn Alabama’s marriage laws. The ruling of the Alabama Supreme Court offers the most forceful and clearly articulated rebuttal to date of the imaginative arguments for same-sex “marriage” employed by federal courts....
  • Either Pro-Gay Jeb Is Toast in 2016 or the GOP Is

    03/01/2015 7:02:53 PM PST · by lasereye · 96 replies
    American Family Association ^ | February 27, 2015 | Bryan Fischer
    McKay Coppins of BuzzFeed has written a devastating exposé of the brain trust Jeb Bush has gathered around himself in his campaign for the GOP nomination. In a word, if personnel is policy, Jeb is telling the pro-family community to drop dead. Coppins points out that virtually every key slot on Bush’s campaign team - campaign manager, chief strategist, communications director, adviser - has been filled by an ardent proponent of sodomy-based marriage and special rights based entirely on aberrant sexual behavior. When Bush officially launches his presidential bid later this year, he will likely do so with a campaign...
  • The Two Shall Become One Flesh: Reclaiming Marriage by Evangelicals and Catholics Together

    02/27/2015 4:11:53 PM PST · by xzins · 35 replies
    In the Gospel of St. Mark, the Lord Jesus teaches that “from the beginning of creation ‘God made them male and female.’” He then declares a great and beautiful truth inscribed in creation: “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. So they are no longer two but one flesh” (Mark 10:6–8). For centuries, Christians have proclaimed these words at weddings, for they express the gift of marriage long recognized by all humanity and acknowledged by men and women of faith: Marriage is...
  • Confucius - "The Beginning of Wisdom is to Call a Thing What It Is"

    02/26/2015 6:25:27 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 22 replies
    The Ages ^ | 551–479 BC | Confucius
    Sodomite Pseudo Marriagegoogle.com/search?q=sodomite+pseudo-marriage
  • Will Schick: Polygamy no crazier than monogamy

    02/26/2015 11:07:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The Galesburg Register-Mail ^ | February 21, 2015 | Will Schick
    few weeks ago, Lindsay Graham asked Loretta Lynch an interesting question at her Senate confirmation hearings: “What is the legal difference between a ban on same sex marriage being unconstitutional, but a ban on polygamy being constitutional?" The question, understandably, took her by surprise. “Senator, I have not been involved in the argument or analysis of the cases that have gone before the Supreme Court, and I’m not comfortable undertaking legal analysis without having had the ability to review the relevant facts and the precedent there…but I look forward to continuing the discussions with you." No one takes the issue...
  • The Black Family in 1965 and Today

    02/26/2015 8:52:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    The breakdown of the black family is a sensitive topic, though it's not new and it's not in dispute. President Barack Obama, who grew up with an absent father, often urges black men to be responsible parents. Nor is there any doubt that African-American children would be better off living with their married parents. Kids who grow up in households headed by a single mother are far more likely than others to be poor, quit school, get pregnant as teens and end up in jail. But these facts were once inflammatory. Fifty years ago next month, a Labor Department official...
  • Applauding an Elegant Conservative

    02/25/2015 7:22:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2015 | Dr Ben Carson
    Recently, I was temporarily placed on the Southern Poverty Law Center's watch list for extremism simply because I vocally support traditional marriage. I remember thinking: When did advocating for lifelong love between one man and one woman become a hate crime? Fortunately, the group saw the folly of its ways and apologized, removing me from the list. It was a small battle, a blip in the daily life of someone who has entered the political arena. And I enjoyed the support of many who rallied in the conservative media to my cause to help reverse such a silly distinction. But...
  • The Right to Say No

    02/24/2015 9:49:07 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/24/15 | Alan Caruba
    States are caving into homosexual demands and asking their residents to abandon the reality that marriage is intended solely for a man and a woman Something very unpleasant is occurring in America. Those who have a strong religious faith are being denied the right to say “no” based on its teachings and values. This is particularly true these days as homosexuals, barely three percent of the population, demand that they be accommodated when their demand runs counter to thousands of years of what has been deemed moral behavior and, for many, still is. When it comes to marriage. Gays insist...
  • Why Can't Three Men Marry Each Other?

    02/24/2015 8:59:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/24/2015 | Michael Brown
    If "love is love" and "everyone should have the right to marry the one they love," then why can't any number of people come together in "marriage"? On Valentine's Day, three men in Thailand were "married," and immediately, they became an Internet sensation. As reported on GayStarNews.com, when Joke, Bell, and Art posted their "wedding" pictures online, "the internet went crazy," with one Facebook post receiving 50,000 Likes and more than 1,000 comments. Why not? After all, "love is love," right? How can any gay activist object? As Art commented on Facebook, "Love occurs unconditionally and is not limited to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Lenten Series 2015: Holy Matrimony

    02/23/2015 7:30:54 AM PST · by Salvation · 13 replies
    CatholicApologetics.info ^ | not given | CatholicApologetics
    HOLY MATRIMONY The Catholic teaching on Matrimony Marriage was instituted by GOD Himself: "And the Lord GOD said: 'It is not good for man to be alone: let us make him a helper like unto himself'." Genesis 2:18 "Then the Lord GOD cast a deep sleep upon Adam: and when he was fast asleep, He took one of his ribs, and filled up flesh for it. And the Lord GOD built the rib which He took from Adam into a woman: and brought her to Adam." Genesis 2:21-22 "...and they shall be two in one flesh." Genesis 2:24 Matrimony is the...
  • Meet 10 Indian couples who tied the knot and began their startup

    02/21/2015 6:17:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | February 22, 2015 | Rajiv Singh
    In the good old days, if they fell in love in B-school, got married and kicked off a career, the choices were predictable — if it was an MBA in marketing, it had to be a role in a consumer goods multinational (think Hindustan Unilever or Procter & Gamble or Nestle); if it was finance, the husband-wife duo inevitably found themselves at rival investment banks on Dalal Street. These days, it's a bit different. Many couples who met in school or college — not just B-schools — are taking the long and invigorating walk down the aisle of entrepreneurship. And,...
  • Legal move limits AG’s options to void Travis gay marriage

    02/20/2015 11:14:07 AM PST · by Oliviaforever · 19 replies
    To follow through on his promise to void Thursday’s marriage between two Austin women, Attorney General Ken Paxton will have to file suit in state district court, most likely in Travis County. That’s because the lawyers for the women, Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant, quietly dismissed the lawsuit that prompted state District Judge David Wahlberg to order county officials to give them a marriage license.
  • What to do if the Supreme Court approves "same-sex marriage"?

    02/19/2015 3:47:49 PM PST · by NYer · 86 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | February 19, 2015 | Russell Shaw
    Visitors line up outside U.S. Supreme Court in Washington Oct. 6, 2014, to get a seat inside to watch oral arguments on the first day of the new term. (CNS/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters) The likelihood that the Supreme Court next June will announce its discovery of a constitutional right to same-sex marriage raises an obvious question for the Catholic Church: What do we do now? Two steps come to mind. First, press for strong legal protections for individuals and institutions conscientiously unable to cooperate with a legal regime that requires sweeping concessions to the LGBT agenda. Second, give serious thought...
  • The Most Surprising Gay Marriage Poll We've Seen In A While [retread zot]

    02/18/2015 3:41:54 PM PST · by Dalek · 87 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/17/15 | Aaron Blake
    Everyone wants to know whether Jeb Bush can survive his support for Common Core and comprehensive immigration reform in today's Republican Party. One deal-breaker that might surprise people, though: His opposition to gay marriage. NBC News and Marist College are out with a batch of new 2016 primary polls. And as you might expect, Common Core, immigration reform, belief in man-made climate change and support for raising taxes on the wealthy are among those with the potential to alienate lots of conservatives. But according to the polls, so does opposition to gay marriage--an issue on which Bush agrees with basically...
  • Marriage - A Holy Covenant, Part 1

    02/17/2015 6:54:36 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    ...Carle Zimmerman, Harvard sociologist, studied every major empire and its fall and more specifically, he evaluated and traced the role of the family in each empire. He concluded that families go through three distinct phases. The last occurring just before each major empire fell. In his book, Family and Civilization, he listed these characteristics of families in the final stage. So, you listen and then you tell me, where you think we are and how important this is. One, marriage lost its sacredness and alternative forms of marriage were advocated. Two, feminist movements flourished. Three, parenting became more difficult. Four,...