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  • SPLC labels law firm representing Kim Davis a ‘hate group’

    10/08/2015 5:58:17 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 37 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/1/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    MONTGOMERY, Alabama, October 7, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has labeled Liberty Counsel, the law firm representing and supporting Christian Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, who famously went to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, a "hate group." Pointing to evidence that Liberty Counsel supports Christian beliefs on homosexuality, SPLC placed the group on a list of "hate groups" alongside other organizations such the Ku Klux Klan, the ultra-violent New Black Panther Party, and neo-Nazi white supremacist groups. On a page explaining the "hate" designation, the SPLC include quotes by Liberty Counsel founder...
  • Campbell Soup Shows 'Real, Real Life' With Commercial Starring Gay Couple

    10/06/2015 10:46:21 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 51 replies
    AdAge ^ | 10/05/2015 | Jessica Wohl.
    Campbell Soup's first major brand push in five years depicts real families, including a gay couple and their son, along with real weather patterns as the soup giant tries to tap into what's really going on in people's lives when it's time for soup. The effort carries the new tagline "Made for Real, Real Life," which aligns with the company's corporate purpose of "real food that matters for life's moments."
  • Federally employed same sex couples lose health insurance for kids unless they marry

    10/06/2015 5:42:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/06/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    File this one under unintended consequences. Since the Supreme Court’s national mandate on gay marriage there has been plenty of partying going on in the rainbow coalition, but the good times may be coming to an end for some couples. Federal employees in same sex domestic partnerships (read: what we used to call “living together in sin” for traditional couples) will no longer be able to get health insurance for their partner’s children unless they “put a ring on it.” (Washington Post) The Obama administration reversed a policy Monday that had allowed unmarried federal employees and retirees in same-sex...
  • White mercenaries have Boko Haram on run

    They’re Nigeria’s unlikely saviors – most being white, in their 50s and 60s and combat veterans of the former South African apartheid regime. But, tainted resumes notwithstanding, they’ve been getting the job done in northern Nigeria, hitting the Islamist terror group Boko Haram hard enough to send the jihadists into retreat, liberating dozens of villages and freeing hundreds of women and girls held as slaves and “bush wives” during a six-year-long reign of terror, reported London Telegraph. Boko Haram recently pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. In recent years, Boko Haram has slaughtered entire...
  • Meeting with Kim Davis has pope-watchers asking, what did Francis mean?

    10/01/2015 2:27:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/01/2015 | By Michelle Boorstein and Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    The revelation of a private meeting last week between Pope Francis and Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, set off a vigorous debate in the United States on Wednesday about what message the popular pontiff may have been trying to send. Unlike some of the other private sit-downs during the pope’s trip to the United States and Cuba, the Vatican declined to discuss the session with Davis, whose stance in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling affirming the right to same-sex marriage has made her a hero to some religious...
  • What it means that Pope Francis met Kim Davis

    09/30/2015 2:30:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    CRUX ^ | 09/30/2015 | By John L. Allen Jr.
    ROME – If anyone suspected that Pope Francis didn’t really mean the strong words he spoke on religious freedom last week in the United States – that he was phoning it in, while his real concerns were elsewhere – claims that he held a private meeting with Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis certainly should lay that suspicion to rest. The meeting was first reported by Robert Moynihan of Inside the Vatican magazine. A Vatican spokesman said Wednesday, “I do not deny that the meeting took place, but I have no comments to add,” which, in effect, is a way of...
  • CO Attorney General Orders Boulder to Stop Issuing Fake Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

    09/27/2015 6:29:57 PM PDT · by lonestar67 · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 1, 2014 | Sarah Jean Seman
    Update: Hall ignored the deadline and proceeded to issue unconstitutional marriage licenses. As reported by The Denver Post: "This was not a hard decision. I'm proud to do this for my community," Hall said Tuesday afternoon, adding, "it's not about politics. This is about people who love each other." Hall's office has issued 88 marriage licenses to same-sex couples since Wednesday, when the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals struck Utah's ban on gay marriage.
  • Kim Davis May Go Back to Jail, Reveals What Has Caused Her the Most Pain

    09/25/2015 9:01:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/25/2015 | Ray Nothstine
    Kentucky county Clerk Kim Davis, who may go back to jail based upon a new complaint, discussed what has caused her the most pain during her ordeal. "What people say about me does not define who I am," Davis told ABC News on Monday. "That's everybody's opinion and that's everybody's right." Davis, 50, admitted that she had been called "Hitler" and "a homophobe" by some of her detractors but said those names do not hurt her. "I've been called things and names that I didn't even say when I was in the world. Those names don't hurt me," declared Davis....
  • Gallup: In wake of gay ‘marriage,’ trust in the courts falls to all-time low

    09/22/2015 9:20:54 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 60 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/22/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    PRINCETON, New Jersey, September 22, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – The latest Gallup poll shows that Americans' trust in the judiciary has fallen to an all-time low. Trust in the judicial branch of government dropped eight points just in the last year, which saw major decisions including the constitutionalizing of homosexual "marriages." It is a "significant" loss of trust, according to Gallup, with only 53 percent of Americans responding that they have "a great deal" or even just "a fair amount" of trust in the third branch of government. Trust in the executive (45%) and legislative (32%) branches are also quite low,...
  • Poll: Most Americans Want Kim Davis Jailed Over Gay Marriage Licenses

    09/17/2015 11:47:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/17/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    An ABC News/Washington Post poll released on Tuesday has found that the majority of Americans believe that Kentucky clerk Kim Davis should be required by law to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, and said that equality under the law trumps a person's religious beliefs when the two come in conflict. Davis, who was jailed for six days for being in contempt of federal court after refusing to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples, will be honored by conservative groups with the Family Research Council's "Cost of Discipleship Award" for her stance. Davis has since returned to work, and said...
  • With new bill, US elitists plotting to weaponize gay ‘marriage’ and stamp out dissent

    09/14/2015 8:22:20 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 24 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/11/15 | Matthew Kacsmaryk
    September 11, 2015 (ThePublicDiscourse) -- On June 26, five justices of the Supreme Court found an unwritten “fundamental right” to same-sex marriage hiding in the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment—a secret knowledge so cleverly concealed in the nineteenth-century amendment that it took almost 150 years to find. Facebook and the White House were awash in rainbow flags proclaiming the arrival of “marriage equality.” Just three weeks after Obergefell, congressional Democrats filed House (H.R. 3185) and Senate (S. 1858) versions of the “Equality Act,” seeking to add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the protected classes listed in the federal...
  • County Clerk Kim Davis (Kentucky) is a Hypocrite. (Vanity)

    09/13/2015 1:10:19 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 198 replies
    September 13, 2015 | Din Maker
    I stood up for Kim Davis, the County Clerk in Kentucky who went to jail for her "faith" for refusing to issue Marriage Licenses to same-sex couples. However, I'm sure everyone knows by now that Kim Davis announced that she is a life-long Democrat. What's up with that? She spends her entire life supporting a Party, and politicians, who propagate Homo marriages AND killing little unborn babies in the womb; now she gets all "holy". That is hypocrisy in the highest form.
  • Kim Davis Mocked by 'Marriage' Billboard in Her Hometown

    09/13/2015 11:43:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    NBC News ^ | 09/13/2015 | by ELISHA FIELDSTADT
    The Kentucky clerk who was jailed after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples hasn't exactly gotten the warmest welcome in her hometown after her release. A billboard defending gay marriage, towering high above a Rowan County road, is directed specifically at Kim Davis. Planting Peace, the nonprofit humanitarian organization that paid for the billboard, said in a statement that the "intent of the billboard is to expose this narrow interpretation by Davis and others that they use to defend their discrimination against the LGBTQ community." "Dear Kim Davis, the fact that you can't sell your daughter for three...
  • Kim Davis Seeks Right to Refuse to Issue Marriage Licenses to Gay Couples Until Case Is Settled

    09/13/2015 7:43:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/12/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who was in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in defiance of a Supreme Court ruling, filed a motion Friday asking an appeals court to allow her to refuse to issue licenses when she returns to work Monday, until her case is settled. In the motion filed with the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, the Rowan County clerk's attorneys urged that her entire office be allowed to abstain from issuing marriage licenses pending the court's decision on the case. Her attorneys argued that U.S. District Judge David Bunning's initial order...
  • Kim Davis: When Should Christians Engage in Civil Disobedience?

    09/11/2015 8:11:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/11/2015 | Frank Turek
    Should Christians ever disobey their government? Some say no. But Kim Davis sides with Martin Luther King and thinks civil disobedience is justified. Ms. Davis is the Rowan County Kentucky clerk who spent four days in jail for refusing to put her name on same sex marriage licenses. Claiming to be a new Christian, Ms. Davis is also a long-time Democrat. In court last week, Judge David Bunning told Davis: "The court cannot condone the willful disobedience of its lawfully issued order." He said that "if you give people the opportunity to choose which orders they follow, that's what potentially...
  • Expect More Tyranny and Thus More Kim Davises

    09/10/2015 3:40:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 72 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 11, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Why do so many who castigate Kim Davis for flouting the law routinely cheer on President Obama for actions far more lawless and consequential? Why are those demonizing the Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk so indifferent to the Supreme Court's rank abuse of power that created the atmosphere of conflict from which her actions arose? Who died and made the Supreme Court god? Well, the Supreme Court made itself god in 1803, with the case of Marbury v. Madison, in which it asserted its power of judicial review — the right to declare acts of the legislative and executive branches unconstitutional....
  • Accommodate Conscientious Objectors to Same-Sex Marriage

    09/10/2015 8:21:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/10/2015 | The Editors
    Kim Davis is out of jail, but she never should have been there to begin with. In late June, the U.S. Supreme Court required all states to recognize same-sex marriage, putting Mrs. Davis, head clerk of Rowan County, Ky., in a difficult position. In Kentucky, marriage licenses bear the name and invoke the authority of the head county clerk, making Mrs. Davis, in her view, a participant in a union to which she objects on religious principle. One day after the Court’s ruling, she stopped issuing marriage licenses entirely. A lawsuit followed, charging her with violating the law as interpreted...
  • Why Kim Davis could not have resigned

    09/10/2015 6:04:09 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 25 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/9/15 | Phil Lawler
    September 9, 2015 (Catholic Culture) - So if she could not, in good conscience, issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, why didn’t Kim Davis resign from her job as county clerk? I’m not privy to her reasoning, but I have my own reasons why she should not be expected to resign. Ordinarily, when a public official faces a crisis of conscience, the cause is either a change of responsibilities or a change of heart. Suppose a building inspector is asked to approve construction under a new code, and he firmly believes that the new buildings will be unsafe. If he cannot convince his...
  • What if everyone acted like Kim Davis?

    09/09/2015 11:01:51 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 22 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/8/15 | Phil Lawler
    September 8, 2015 (Catholic Culture) - Kim Davis has become a symbol of resistance to same-sex marriage for two reasons. First, she stands alone. Well, not quite alone. There are other public officials who have vowed not to give their approval to same-sex marriages, but for various reasons they have not (yet) faced legal sanctions. Second, in the Davis case, a federal judge has unleashed the full force of judicial power in order to crush resistance to same-sex marriage. Rather than seeking a way to accommodate homosexual couples without forcing her to violate her conscience, the judge chose to make an example of her....
  • Leading U.S. Rabbi: ‘I am absolutely jealous’ of Kim Davis

    09/09/2015 6:54:06 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/8/15 | Hannah Westen
    September 8, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Rabbi Yehuda Levin, a high-profile Orthodox Jewish rabbi and long-time defender of life and family spoke with LifeSiteNews prior to the release of Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk imprisoned for refusing to issue same-gender “marriage” licenses.  “On a theological basis, I am absolutely jealous of this woman, every minute she sits in prison to honor God’s name she obtains an immense heavenly reward,” said Rabbi Levin. Levin, a Brooklyn rabbi with a weekly radio show who is the official spokesman for the 850-member Rabbinical Alliance of America told LifeSiteNews that Davis has received “a...
  • Kim Davis Leaves Kentucky Jail, Vows to 'Keep on Pressing' [This ain't over]

    09/08/2015 2:04:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    NBC News ^ | 09/08/2015 | David Edwards
    A Kentucky clerk who defied orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples was released from jail Tuesday, but her lawyer says she will continue to resist until officials find a way to accommodate her religious opposition to gay unions. Kim Davis emerged from the Carter County Detention Center to a swell of cheers from Christian supporters who'd been rallying outside the gates since she was ordered behind bars on Thursday. She later was introduced to the crowd to the song "Eye of the Tiger," raising her hands above her head and weeping on stage with her husband, lawyer and...
  • Oregon judge hit with ethics probe after refusing to do gay ‘marriages’

    09/08/2015 12:53:16 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 43 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/8/15 | Dustin Siggins
    MARION COUNTY, Oregon, September 8, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- An ethics investigation has been launched against an Oregon judge who ordered his staff to recommend same-sex "marriage" requests to other judges, even though he isn't required to perform the ceremonies. On Thursday, Judge Vance Day’s spokesperson, Patrick Korten, confirmed that Day was being investigated by the Oregon Commission on Judicial Fitness because of his opposition to redefining marriage. While Day has never performed a same-sex "marriage" in his four years on the bench, it was only this past spring that he told his staff to recommend other judges to same-sex couples...
  • Other Local Officials Citing Religious Beliefs in Denying Marriage Licenses to Gays

    09/06/2015 6:52:30 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 10 replies
    Newsmax ^ | September 5, 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Not only is jailed Kentucky clerk Kim Davis citing her religious beliefs for denying marriage licenses to gay couples... In other states, according to USA Today:  In Alabama, as many as 10 counties have stopped issuing licenses altogether as of Wednesday. State law says that probate judges "may" issue the licenses rather than "shall."And in North Carolina, more than 30 county magistrates have refused to perform gay marriages under a law that says officials can refrain from conducting marriage-related activities.
  • Kasich on Ky. clerk: 'She has to comply’

    09/06/2015 11:58:27 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 133 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 06, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) said on Sunday that state marriage clerks should issue same-sex marriage licenses even if they morally oppose the practice. Kasich added that government employees are responsible for obeying the law upon assuming their positions. “Now, I respect the fact that this lady doesn’t agree, but she’s also a government employee,” he said of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who is currently jailed in Kentucky for being in contempt of court after refusing to sign same-sex marriage certificates “She’s not running a church,” Kasich told host George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week.” “I wouldn’t force this on...
  • Next, Oregon: Marion County judge refuses to perform same-sex marriages

    09/05/2015 11:32:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    KGW ^ | 09/05/2015
    PORTLAND, Ore. – A Marion County judge has refused to perform same-sex marriages and has asked his clerks to refer couples seeking same-sex marriages to other county judges. Judge Vance Day, a circuit court judge and former chairman of the Oregon Republican Party, is now facing an ethics investigation over that decision, according to the judge’s spokesman. Spokesman Patrick Korten said Day instructed his staff to tell couples that the judge will not perform same-sex marriages. The staffers were instructed to refer same-sex couples to other Marion County judges willing to issue them a marriage license. Korten said Day took...
  • For an Example of Lawlessness, See the Supreme Court, Not Kim Davis

    09/05/2015 11:11:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/05/2015 | David French
    I always enjoy reading Charlie Cooke, even when he’s disagreeing with me. However, I must dissent from my friend and colleague’s disapproval of Kim Davis’s refusal to issue same-sex marriage licenses. If the community — including public officials — meekly acquiesces to the Supreme Court’s lawlessness, then the result will be far more harmful to the rule of law and our constitutional republic than is Davis’s lonely stand. On a number of occasions, the Supreme Court has used the sword of its unaccountable power to rewrite the Constitution and fundamentally disrupt constitutional processes. Notable examples include, as I’ve pointed out...
  • [Francis George] Cardinal: U.S. ‘Creed’ on Gay Marriage Like Sharia Law

    09/04/2015 4:06:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/10/14 | Michael W. Chapman
    Cardinal Francis George, head of the Catholic archdiocese of Chicago, said the levers of power in government, education, entertainment, and media are enforcing a “public creed,” a “fake church” that requires all citizens to approve of gay marriage and related sexual anomalies or be punished by the State, just “as Christians and Jews are fined for their religion in countries governed by Sharia law.” Cardinal George, who was president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in 2007-10, made his remarks in his Sept. 7 column for the archdiocesean newspaper. In his commentary, the cardinal explains that America, despite...
  • More North Carolina officials refuse to perform marriages

    09/04/2015 4:32:15 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 7 replies ^ | September 3, 2015
    RALEIGH, N.C. – Dozens of magistrates in North Carolina have refused to perform weddings since a law went into effect allowing officials to refrain from performing the ceremony. The state court system says it's received 32 notices from magistrates since a law took effect June 11 allowing court officials who for religious reasons oppose gay marriage to opt out of performing all marriages. The law exempts court officials with a "sincerely held religious objection" and is designed for those opposing gay marriage. The law also gave the recusal option to some register of deeds workers issuing marriage licenses. Elected officials...
  • CBS’s Pelley: Clerk Going to Jail Possibly ‘the Last Front in a Losing Battle Against Same-Sex...

    09/04/2015 2:46:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 9/4/15 | Curtis Houck
    At the top of Thursday’s CBS Evening News, anchor Scott Pelley proclaimed that the jailing of Rowan County, Kentucky Democratic Clerk Kim Davis “could be the last front in a losing battle against same-sex marriage” as she had been refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples since the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing gay marriage on June 26. While the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC all led with Davis being jailed and how she had cited her Christian faith in declining to issue licenses, they have yet to mention in any of their coverage in past three...
  • Scott Walker Calls for ‘Reasonable Accommodation’ in Kentucky Clerk Case

    09/04/2015 12:38:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 3, 2015 | Fred Lucas
    Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker called for a “reasonable accommodation” that would allow a Kentucky county clerk — ordered to jail Thursday in contempt of court — to freely practice her religion. A federal judge ordered Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis jailed until she complies with a court’s ruling to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Davis has refused, saying that would violate her Christian beliefs. “The bottom line in America is we are a nation of laws,” the Wisconsin governor told TheBlaze. “But part of those laws — in fact, the most important of those laws — is the...
  • Clerk Sent to Jail for Refusing to Issue Marriage License

    09/03/2015 10:41:32 AM PDT · by JewishRighter · 103 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 3, 2015 | Fox News
    Kentucky clerk jailed for refusing to issue gay marriage license
  • Truth Overruled (Same Sex "Marriage" and Religious Freedom)

    09/03/2015 7:30:33 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 9/2/15 | Carolyn Moynihan
    A row broke out in a Kentucky county courthouse yesterday when a clerk refused to issue marriage licences to two same-sex couples. When one of the parties demanded to know under whose authority Kim Davis was acting, she said, “Under God’s authority.” “To issue a marriage license which conflicts with God’s definition of marriage, with my name affixed to the certificate, would violate my conscience,” she said. “It is not a light issue for me. It is a Heaven or Hell decision. For me it is a decision of obedience. I have no animosity toward anyone and harbor no ill...
  • Muslim Civil Liberties Group Claims Airline Violated Flight Attendant’s Constitutional Rights

    09/03/2015 4:32:51 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 27 replies ^ | september 2, 2015
     A Muslim flightattendant has filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEO) claiming she was suspended from her job for not serving alcohol — which is against her religious beliefs. Lena Masri, an attorney for the Council of American Islamic Relations Michigan (CAIR), says Charee Stanley followed management’s directions, working out an arrangement with her coworkers to accommodate passenger requests for alcohol. However, Masri said, ExpressJet Airlines put Stanley on administrative leave after another attendant filed “an Islamophobic complaint” that referenced Stanley’s head scarf. “We notified ExpressJet Airlines of its obligation under the law to reasonably accommodate Ms. Stanley’s religious beliefs,” Masri said at a news conference in Farmington Hills...
  • Lesbian Couple, Like Kentucky Clerk, Standing up for Beliefs (tissue alert)

    09/02/2015 3:05:20 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 2, 2015 | Claire Galofaro
    As April Miller drove to work, still too stunned to grasp the magnitude of the fight erupting around her, an old song crackled over the car radio. "Will you still love me for the rest of my life?" the band Chicago sang. "I can't go on if I'm on my own." Miller pulled over. And for the first time since she and her partner stepped into the vortex of history, she wept. [Snip] The couple has lived quietly together for years, never intending to lead a battle that has consumed their town of Morehead, where Miller is a tenured university...
  • Justice Scalia explained why Kim Davis should issue marriage licenses or find a new job

    09/02/2015 1:50:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/02/2015 | By Jonathan H. Adler
    Kim Davis, the clerk of Rowan County, Ky., refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because she believes same-sex marriage is immoral. According to Davis, her religious convictions prevent her from issuing the license: “To issue a marriage license which conflicts with God’s definition of marriage, with my name affixed to the certificate, would violate my conscience.” In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, Kentucky Gov. Steven Beshear ordered all county clerks in the state to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but Davis refused. A federal district court ordered her to comply and...
  • North Carolina lawmakers allow 'opt-out' over same-sex marriage

    09/02/2015 8:44:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/11/2015 | MARTI MAGUIRE
    Government officials in North Carolina can refuse to perform same-sex marriages by citing religious objections under a law enacted on Thursday by the Republican-led legislature, which voted to override the governor's veto. The law protects the jobs of magistrates and other officials who refuse to perform marriages of gay couples by citing a “sincerely held religious objection.” Governor Pat McCrory, also a Republican, had said the officials who swore to defend the Constitution and perform their duties of office should not be exempt from upholding their oath. The state House of Representatives overrode his veto by reaching the three-fifths majority...
  • Meet Kim Davis, The Woman Denying Same-Sex Couples Marriage Licenses In Kentucky

    09/01/2015 3:09:12 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 75 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | September 1, 2015 | David Mack
    Upon her election to the role of Rowan County Clerk in November 2014, Kim Davis said she felt "humbled" and "blessed." Speaking to the Morehead News, she made three promises: "I promise to each and every one that I will be the very best working clerk that I can be and will be a good steward of their tax dollars and follow the statutes of this office to the letter." Davis's willingness, or unwillingness, to follow those statutes are now the subject of intense national focus. She has refused on religious grounds to grant marriage licenses -- to both same-sex...
  • ACLU files contempt motion against Kentucky clerk [For defying SCOTUS on same-sex marriage]

    09/01/2015 9:26:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    KMBC ^ | 09/01/2015
    The ACLU of Kentucky filed a motion in federal court Tuesday asking a judge to hold county clerk Kim Davis in contempt of court for failing to comply with the Supreme Court and issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. In court papers, the ACLU lawyers note that following the Supreme Court's order late Monday night, the plaintiffs in their case went to the Rowan County Clerk's office at 8 a.m. Tuesday to obtain a marriage license. "Unfortunately , they were again denied by a deputy clerk who asserted that no marriage licenses would be issued," the ACLU said in a...
  • BREAKING: Supreme Court rejects Kentucky gay marriage case

    08/31/2015 4:58:04 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 251 replies
    Twitter ^ | 08/31/2015 | AP
    The Associated Press @AP BREAKING: Supreme Court rejects Kentucky gay marriage case, clerk must issue licenses despite religion
  • Wonder Woman officiates gay ‘marriage’ in new comic

    08/26/2015 5:36:49 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 42 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/25/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    HOLLYWOOD, CA, August 25, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Comic book superhero Wonder Woman will officiate a same-sex "wedding" in an upcoming issue. Jason Badowerhe, Wonder Woman's cartoonist, says it was his idea to make Wonder Woman, as the comic will say, "a proponent of gay marriage." Badowerhe says DC Comics was "fantastic" over the idea. He told The Sydney Morning Herald that his editor "was like, 'Great! I love it! Let's do it!'" In the comic, Wonder Woman solemizes two women's "marriage." "By the power vested in me," is replaced with "Bound by the lasso of truth." At the conclusion of...
  • Trump says it’s time to move on from gay ‘marriage’ battle: ‘The Supreme Court ruled.’

    08/26/2015 5:32:00 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 389 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/25/15 | Dustin Siggins
    LOS ANGELES, CA, August 25, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – The GOP's leading presidential candidate said that he has been to a gay "wedding" and that conservatives should accept the Supreme Court's redefinition of marriage. In a wide-ranging interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Donald Trump was asked whether the issue of marriage's redefinition is "a dead issue for the GOP at this point." "Some people have hopes of passing amendments [to the U.S. Constitution]," said Trump, "but it's not going to happen. Congress can't pass simple things, let alone that. So anybody that's making that an issue is doing it for political...
  • Same-sex marriage and inter-racial marriage: not the same thing

    08/25/2015 5:54:52 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 4 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 8/25/15 | Carson Holloway
    One of the same-sex marriage movement’s most potent polemical tools has been, and surely will continue to be, its equation of same-sex marriage with interracial marriage. On this telling, today’s opposition to same-sex marriage is akin to the opposition to interracial marriage mounted by yesterday’s racists and segregationists. If this assumption were granted, then the legal recognition of same-sex marriage would seem to realize a legitimate equality. A public—like our own—that had largely accepted this parity could at least acquiesce in such a step once it has been imposed by the Supreme Court.Now the Supreme Court has actually taken such...
  • Obama admin will give homosexuals spousal benefits - even when their ‘marriages’ weren’t legal

    08/25/2015 5:46:02 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/24/15 | Steve Weatherbe
    WASHINGTON D.C., August 24, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – The Obama administration has announced last week that it will award federal benefits to several homosexuals who were “married” - although the states in which they lived did not recognize the marriages at the time. Lambda Legal, which was arguing in federal court for Social Security spousal benefits for two homosexuals who had “married” illegally before the court ruling in June and since had both been widowed, announced last Thursday. Lambda Legal`s Susan Sommer said the change “could right a wrong for hundreds of same-sex spouses” married in the 11 states where same-sex...
  • Denver Stalls Chick-fil-A Lease Due to Its Stand on Same-Sex Marriage

    08/24/2015 1:59:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/24/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    Several members of the Denver City Council have stalled a lease for a Chick-fil-A restaurant at the city's international airport due to the fast-food chain's opposition to same-sex marriage. The Denver City Council's Business Development Committee has paused the seven-year deal for two weeks, according to The Denver Post, which said none of the 10 members who attended this week's meeting rose to defend Chick-fil-A. If the committee, which is scheduled to meet again on Sept. 1, chooses to reject the lease, any member can introduce it in the full council. Robin Kniech, the council's first openly gay member, was...
  • Why I will keep fighting the culture war about sexuality (Why conservatives must continue to fight)

    08/19/2015 8:53:52 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 8/19/15 | Dr. Thomas Lickona
    Following the Supreme Court’s majority decision in June to legalise same-sex marriage in the United States, New York Times columnist David Brooks appealed to “conservatives” (those who do not accept the possibility of marriage between people of the same sex) to stop fighting a losing battle over sexual morality. Instead, he suggested, they should take their Christian values into underprivileged areas and help people overcome material and spiritual poverty.This struck Dr Thomas Lickona, director of the character education centre at the State University of New York and a fan of Brooks’ writing on character, as a false choice, and he...
  • Kentucky Clerk Refuses to Issue Marriage License to Gay Couple Despite Court Order

    08/17/2015 8:10:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/17/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    A Kentucky state employee has maintained her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite a recently issued court order mandating that her office do so. Kim Davis of Rowan County has declined to follow a court order issued Wednesday by the US District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. "The Court must … point out that the act of issuing a marriage license to a same-sex couple merely signifies that the couple has met the legal requirements to marry. It is not a sign of moral or religious approval," read the order. "Davis, in her official capacity...
  • We Will Not Bow [We don’t bow down to Caesar. We bow only to our King!]

    08/17/2015 2:27:43 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 76 replies
    Grace to You ^ | July 19, 2015 | By Pastor John MacArthur
    A lot is happening at a very rapid rate. And with all the discussion that’s been going on, I’ve been kind of eager to get to you, and maybe help to give you a perspective. And I know that there have been comments made from this pulpit—exceptionally helpful, clear, well-chosen comments on the issues that face our country today. But I need to just kind of add some of my own insights and perceptions, and then direct you to a particular portion of Scripture. This country talks a lot about terrorist attacks—and rightly so. Almost anybody in America can give...
  • Ohio Supreme Court board orders all judges to perform gay ‘weddings’

    08/14/2015 9:21:11 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 93 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/14/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    TOLEDO, Ohio, August 14, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Judge C. Allen McConnell is a Christian. As such, he said he could not officiate a homosexual "wedding," because it would go against the teachings of his religion. Now, the Ohio Supreme Court advisory board says McConnell's position violates judicial ethics and that all Ohio Christian judges must relinquish their religious freedom and perform same-sex "marriages." When he refused to marry two lesbians last month, the 71-year-old Toledo judge apologized to the women, and they were "married" a few minutes later by another judge. But McConnell also officially asked for the Ohio Supreme Court's...
  • Colorado Court Rules Against Baker Who Refused to Serve Same-Sex Couples

    08/13/2015 1:12:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/13/2015 | By ERIK ECKHOLM
    A state appeals court in Colorado ruled Thursday that a baker could not cite religious beliefs in refusing to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples. The decision is the latest in a series of similar rulings across the country that have been cheered by civil rights groups but attacked by conservative Christians as assaults on religious liberty. Whether photographers, florists, bakers and other vendors who are Christians should have a right to refuse services for same-sex marriages has emerged as a major cultural and legal battle, one that has intensified since the Supreme Court decision in June establishing same-sex marriage...
  • Foundations pouring millions into campaign to eradicate religious exemptions on gay ‘marriage’

    08/03/2015 8:34:32 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 41 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/31/15 | Steve Weatherbe
    WASHINGTON D.C. July 31, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Revelations that a half dozen well-heeled liberal foundations are pouring millions of dollars into a concerted campaign to force religious organizations to accept same sex “marriage” have defenders of religious rights warning of a new “wave” of litigation. “Attacking religious exemptions is the next big wave,” Bill Donohue, head of the Catholic League, told LifeSiteNews. “Gay rights are only the pretext. These groups won’t be satisfied till every trace of religion is erased from public life in America.” After investigating their financial and annual reports, The Catholic News Agency has released the names...