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  • Gay Marriage -- the Chicken or the Egg?

    08/15/2014 5:17:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/15/2014 | Derrick Wilburn
    An ever-increasing number of states adopting some form of legalized homosexual marriage is the contemporary revival of the age-old question, “which came first, the chicken or the egg?” The modern version of this question is, “are states legalizing gay marriage because more Americans are in favor of it, or, are more Americans in favor of it because states are legalizing it?” With state after state in the USA adopting some form of legalized homosexual marriage it would be easy to reach the conclusion that times are changing and American values are shifting in the direction of acceptance of homosexual union....
  • Christians Who Support Same-Sex Marriage More Likely to Support Other Types of Sexual Immorality

    08/13/2014 8:09:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/13/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    New survey research shows that Christians who support same-sex marriage are more likely to hold permissive views on other sexual morality issues, such as divorce and pornography, similar to the general population and far different from Christians who support traditional marriage.The "Relationships in America" survey, conducted by University of Texas sociologist Mark Regnerus, interviewed 15,738 Americans between the ages of 18 and 60. From that sample, Regnerus compared the average views on a range of sexual morality issues of churchgoing Christians who oppose same-sex marriage (2,659 in the sample) and churchgoing Christians who support same-sex marriage (990 in the sample)....
  • Nigeria: When Will Europeans See Light and Embrace Polygamy?

    08/12/2014 9:41:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    AllAfrica / The Daily Independent ^ | July 20, 2014 | Rotimi Akinwumi
    Anytime I hear negative comments on the decision of Nigeria to ban homosexuality and gay marriage, my body develops goose pimples. I have made efforts at trying to rationalize why a man with his six senses, working at optimal level, will engage in animalistic actions and still make efforts at justifying such, hiding under the fallacious canopy of human right. Procreation, as designed by the creator, is meant to be carried out between a male and a female, and this had been the norm for generations. However, with some persons deciding to behave like animals; in fact, going below the...
  • Rand Paul: Traditional marriage has been ‘the foundation for civilization for thousands of years’

    08/12/2014 6:47:43 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 40 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/11/14 | Ben Johnson
    Speaking at a breakfast in Iowa, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said last week he supports marriage as the union of a man and a woman. “I am in favor of traditional marriage, and I think that’s been the foundation for civilization for thousands of years,” he said in response to a question about whether he would support an amendment to the U.S. Constitution protecting marriage. But while he said he favored the “concept,” he added he would oppose a federal amendment, because he does not believe the federal government should have a role in defining marriage. “I’d rather see it...
  • I’m Wanted for ‘Hate Crimes’ in Canada

    08/11/2014 8:40:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 11, 2014 | Matt Barber
    It seems I have some liberal knickers in a knot north of the border. The left is anything if not predictable. It tickles me to no end when, by way of their utterly unhinged reaction to one of my columns, secular-”progressives” end up proving true the very point I was trying to make. Last month I wrote an opinion piece headlined, “The coming Christian revolt.” It was featured in multiple publications, including the print edition of the Newfoundland Herald, a weekly news and entertainment magazine circulated throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Among other things, I noted this objective reality in...
  • Target takes a stand in support of same-sex marriage

    08/05/2014 5:11:42 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 67 replies
    PioneerPress ^ | 8/5/14 | Tom Webb
    Target finally threw its corporate weight behind marriage equality Tuesday, with the Minneapolis-based retailer joining an amicus brief in a court case. "We believe that everyone -- all of our team members and guests -- deserve to be treated equally," Target executive vice president Jodee Kozlak said in a statement posted on the corporate blog. Yet in recent years, Target's official position on same-sex marriage had been a case study of mixed signals, causing the discount chain a great deal of grief. During the heated 2012 marriage amendment fight in Minnesota, Target remained firmly on the sidelines -- and remained...
  • Bill would protect faith-based adoption agencies against discrimination

    08/05/2014 8:26:49 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 4 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 8/5/14 | Catholic News Service
    Two lawmakers July 30 introduced a measure they say is needed to protect faith-based agencies that provide adoption and foster care services from discrimination based on their religious beliefs. U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyoming, and U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pennsylvania, introduced companion bills titled the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act of 2014. “This bill is about fairness and inclusion. It is about ensuring that everyone who wants to help provide foster or adoptive care to children is able to have a seat at the table,” Kelly said in a statement. “Faith-based charities and organizations do an amazing job of administering...
  • A Mixed Message about Same-sex Marriage: Illinois Catholic Hierarchy Does Not Punish Dem Politicians

    08/05/2014 5:27:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/05/2014 | Robert Klein Engler
    Colin Collette, former music director at Holy Family Catholic Church in Illinois, says his partner, William Nifong, asked to “marry” him while they stood in front of St. Peter’s Basilica on a recent trip to Rome. In Illinois and Chicago, thanks to Catholic Democrat politicians, same-sex marriage is legal, so the two men planned a wedding. When Colin returned to the Chicago area, Father Terry Keehan of Holy Family Catholic Church, asked Collette to resign. Colin refused, and was subsequently fired. According to Collette, someone sent Francis Cardinal George a Facebook picture of him and his husband to be. That...
  • Will 'Sister Wives' Kids Be Polygamists Too? It Depends on the Kid

    08/03/2014 6:22:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Bustle ^ | August 3, 2014 | Jodi Walker
    There are plenty of concerning things about the Browns’ lives on Sister Wives that the average audience member wouldn’t be accustomed to — for example, just how do they afford four McMansions in Nevada? Perhaps the most unfamiliar thing about the Browns’ unusual lifestyle choice, however, is just how many children they have. Like the Duggars before them, the Browns are working in the high teens of offspring (17, to be exact), but unlike the Duggars, the Brown children have… mother-aunts? And if you’re at all curious about their parents’ polygamist lifestyle, then certainly you’ve wondered: Will their 17...
  • Same-Sex Marriage vs. Motherhood

    07/30/2014 6:22:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2014 | Terry Jeffrey
    The movement demanding legal recognition for same-sex marriage has made a radical and profoundly uncharitable assumption. It is this: Adult homosexuals need and have a greater right to same-sex marriage than babies have to their mothers. You cannot simultaneously claim babies have a right to their mothers and two men have a right to marry each other. Nor, of course, can you simultaneously claim babies have right to their fathers and two women have a right to marry each other. Notably, advocates of same-sex marriage do not argue that babies have a either a right or a need for a...
  • Former Homosexual Reveals 'Unmitigated Disaster of Gay Marriage'

    07/24/2014 6:04:58 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 49 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 7/18/2014 | David Kyle Foster
    For over 10 years I lived the homosexual lifestyle, and for 34 years I have not. And there are very good reasons for that difference. To those who suggest that I never was homosexual, my response is, "Does sleeping with over 1,000 men count?" Oh yes. I was homosexual, though like most, I never wanted to have such attractions. I saw the narcissism and arrested emotional development all around me, and in me. Guys flitting around like Peter Pan were sometimes cute and funny, and certainly nonthreatening, but I wanted to be a grown up. I wanted to be a...
  • Colorado Cake Company Appeals Decision Forcing Them to Make Cakes for Same-Sex Weddings

    07/23/2014 9:38:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/23/2014 | Michael Gryboski
    A Colorado baker who was found guilty of discrimination for not baking a wedding cake for a same-sex couple is appealing the decision. Jake Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop hopes to win at the appellate level after being told that he must serve gay couples wedding cakes and take a diversity course. Phillips is being represented by the Alliance Defending Freedom, who filed the appeal in the Colorado Court of Appeals last Wednesday. ADF lead counsel Nicolle Martin, who is involved in the appeal, said in a statement that Phillips did not unlawfully discriminate against anyone, but rather refused to endorse...
  • "How Hobby Lobby Split the Left and Set Back Gay Rights" (The Atlantic)

    07/22/2014 1:56:20 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 29 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 7/21/14 | Molly Bally
    In the Hobby Lobby decision handed down last month, the Supreme Court was asked to strike a balance between women’s rights and religious freedom. But the major conflict that has erupted in the wake of that decision has been between religious freedom and gay rights. The resulting controversy has split gay-rights and faith groups on the left, with wide-ranging political fallout that some now fear could hurt both causes. One chapter of the controversy is set to close on Monday, when President Obama plans to sign a long-awaited executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against gays and lesbians, according...
  • Is Evangelical Morality Still Acceptable in America?

    07/17/2014 7:09:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 07/17/2014 | Alan Noble
    People who disagree with same-sex marriage and birth-control use have been met with accusations of bigotry. Are some Christians being unfairly shamed out of the public sphere? Is evangelical Christian morality still viable in American public life? This is the question lurking in recent debates over religious-liberty issues, from the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision to the Christian bakers who object to baking cakes for gay weddings. In discussions of these cases, objections to same-sex marriage and contraception are described as a retreat from “secular society.” And in some cases, evangelicals actually have retreated: Since the Boy Scouts of America...
  • CBS Touts Archie Taking Bullet For Gay Friend; Inadvertently Reveals Publisher's

    07/17/2014 6:30:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 7/16/2014 | Matthew Balan
    Anthony Mason spotlighted the death of comic book character Archie Andrews on Wednesday's CBS Evening News, and pointed out that "it all ends...when an adult Archie takes a bullet aimed by a stalker at a gay friend." Mason turned to the comics' publisher, Jon Goldwater, and wondered if he was "trying to make a political statement with this comic book" [MP3 audio available here; video below the jump]. Goldwater denied that he was doing so, even though he underlined that "gun violence is too prevalent in this country, and we should do everything we can to prevent it." However, just...
  • Perhaps we need a new American Revolution to defend marriage: author

    07/16/2014 10:30:26 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/16/14 | John-Henry Westen
    Robert R. Reilly has penned one of the most important books on same-sex ‘marriage’ to date, yet the book has seen little coverage even from conservative media. Making Gay Okay, published by Ignatius Press earlier this year, has answered how and why the movement for gay “marriage” has swept America and the only way to defeat it – a way that has been largely ignored, with predictable results. In an interview with LifeSiteNews, Reilly, who served as senior advisor for information strategy for the U.S. Secretary of Defense from 2002 to 2006 and has taught at the National Defense University,...
  • Betty Crocker joins push for gay redefinition of ‘family’

    07/15/2014 1:09:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 15, 2014 | Dustin Siggins
    Famed homemaking company Betty Crocker once promoted couples making up over a cake. Now, the 90-year old company says it is adjusting to the times by promoting all relationships -- including homosexual couples and cohabitating couples -- as equal to married couples with children. The change in Betty Crocker's focus became well known in August 2013, when the company – a subsidiary of General Mills, which supports same-sex "marriage” -- released a video promoting same-sex couples. At the same time, it provided cakes to homosexual couples who "married" in Minnesota after the ceremony was allowed. Last month, Betty Crocker...
  • Betty Crocker's Newest Recipe: How to Support Gay Marriage

    07/15/2014 12:09:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Ad Age ^ | June 24, 2014 | E.J. Schultz
    The Brand Uses Social Media and Rainbow Desserts in High-Profile Push.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Known as the "first lady of food," Betty Crocker has spent more than 90 years dispatching kitchen advice, including selling more than 75 million cookbooks since its first one was published in 1942. But of late, the fictional brand icon has taken on a new mission as a supporter of gay marriage. The General Mills-owned brand began winning attention for the cause in August of last year by providing cakes to same-sex couples who got married in Minnesota after the state legalized gay married. Now Betty is following up on...
  • A Pivotal Time For Marriage

    07/14/2014 7:45:12 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 25 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/14/14 | Fr. Shenan Boquet
    Every poll reveals that Americans are gradually shifting away from an understanding of marriage as being a lifelong union of one man and one woman, to one in which marriage is defined only by the whims of its participants. If we are going to safeguard the future of marriage – as defined by God and supported by Natural Law – and secure the healthiest environment for children to grow up, we cannot rely on our political leaders or the secular media to speak the truth about marriage and its importance. On June 19, thousands of Americans from various religions, races...
  • Legal Experts: National Marriage Equality Could Happen Within A Year

    07/09/2014 8:19:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | July 9, 2014 | Sahil Kapur
    Suddenly it's a possibility that experts are contemplating: marriage equality could be the law of the land all across the United States within one year. On Wednesday, Utah asked the Supreme Court to resolve its dispute with the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals which two weeks ago became the first U.S. circuit court to declare that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry. Legal experts say the Supreme Court is likely to accept the case. With lawsuits piling up, and gay marriage on an undefeated legal streak since the Court axed the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013, the...
  • Bert and Ernie Gay Marriage Cake Leaves Christian Bakery Facing Court Threat

    07/07/2014 6:12:42 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | July 7, 2014
    Bert and Ernie Gay Marriage Cake Leaves Christian Bakery Facing Court Threat 07 Jul 2014 A Christian-run bakery is facing legal action from a Government agency for refusing to produce a cake carrying a picture of the Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie and the slogan “support gay marriage”. Ashers Baking Co, based in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, cancelled an order for a novelty cake with a picture of the puppets arm in arm printed onto the icing saying that it went against the directors’ religious beliefs. They believe that producing the cake with the slogan and the logo of QueerSpace,...
  • Joe Biden: Gay Marriage Fulfills Declaration of Independence

    07/07/2014 8:34:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 7, 2014 | Tony Lee
    On Friday, Vice President Joe Biden used an Independence Day celebration and speech in Philadelphia to compare gay marriage to the Civil Rights Movement and push for more gay marriage. According to The Hill, "[Biden] said he was reminded of two Philadelphias, one where the Declaration of Independence was signed 238 years ago and the other in Mississippi where civil rights workers were murdered in June 1964, two weeks before President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act." After saying that the two Philadelphias helped give meaning to the words “all men are created equal," Biden reportedly said that gay...
  • Gay Couples May Soon Have to Choose Between Getting Married and Not Getting Fired

    07/06/2014 5:10:26 AM PDT · by Salman · 56 replies
    Salon ^ | July 3 2014 | Mark Joseph Stern
    The U.S. Constitution protects gay people’s right to marry the person they love. It does not, however, protect them from getting fired for doing so. Throughout the first decade of marriage equality, most states that legalized gay marriage also proscribed anti-gay employment discrimination, rendering this legal dissonance moot. But as more and more states find marriage equality foisted upon them by a judicial mandate, this discordance in rights presents something of a ticking time bomb for the LGBT movement. ...
  • DENMARK: Parliament forces State (Lutheran) church to have same-sex “marriages”

    07/06/2014 6:00:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | 06/10/2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    “Oh no!”, they rush to exclaim, “We’re all about freedom! Freedom for you and for me and for… everyone! Even Catholics! We’ll never force you to marry homosexuals.”First, never accept the premise that the same-sex “marriage” issue is a matter of civil rights. It. Is. Not. In the same way that feminists have gotten everyone to believe abortion is a “women’s issue”, (It. Is. Not.), homsexualists have gotten everyone to believe same-sex “marriage” is a civil-rights issue.This from The Telegraph: Gay Danish couples win right to marry in church [a Lutheran church, btw ... the state church of Denmark] Homosexual...
  • Ted Olson Likens U.S. Senator Ted Cruz's Anti-Gay Views To Racism During Civil Rights Movement

    06/30/2014 3:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Burnt Orange Report ^ | June 30, 2014 | Omar Araiza
    U.S. Senator Ted Cruz is taking heat for his anti-gay views and vocal opposition to marriage equality by none other than a fellow Republican figure. Prominent Republican lawyer, Ted Olson, who is a strong supporter of LGBT rights, thought Cruz's comments on marriage equality were "very, very sad." Cruz had a lot to say to the crowds at the Texas GOP convention about the "threat" that is gay marriage. His speech appeared on an article of The New Yorker (emphasis mine): "Marriage is under assault," Ted Cruz said to the crowd. "It is under assault in a way that is...
  • Elton John: Jesus Would Approve of Same-Sex Marriage

    06/29/2014 4:51:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 118 replies
    Time ^ | 6/29
    Pop star Elton John called the Pope “wonderful” and said that Jesus would approve of marriage equality in an interview Sunday, the same weekend gay pride events occurred all over the world.Pop star Elton John called the Pope “wonderful” and said that Jesus would approve of marriage equality in an interview Sunday, the same weekend gay pride events occurred all over the world. Although Pope Francis does not support same-sex marriage, John praised the Pope’s attitude toward LGBT people as a sign of progress in an interview with Sky News, the AFP reports.
  • Same-sex ruling irks area religious leaders

    06/26/2014 10:03:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette ^ | June 26, 2014 | Dan Stockman and Brian Francisco
    The Rev. Peter Gregory of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne said he’s not surprised by Wednesday’s court ruling that overturns Indiana’s ban on same-sex marriages. “It’s a disappointment, but not a surprise the judge ruled in this way,” Gregory said. “The disappointment is that he failed to recognize what marriage is – a union between one man and one woman – and the unique social good that marriage between a man and a woman is.” While the courts may be sending the nation in a headlong rush toward gay marriage, Gregory said they will not be the final...
  • Obama Regime settles criminal abuse of power lawsuit with taxpayer dollars

    06/26/2014 10:00:57 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/26/14 | Doug Book
    “It’s good to be King,” said Mel Brooks as Louis XVI in the director/actor’s “History of the World, Part 1.” No question Brooks was onto something as the Internal Revenue Service–one of the principle organs of Barack Hussein Obama’s 2012, Reelection Campaign—just paid $50,000 dollars to settle a lawsuit brought against the Service by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM). Of course the settlement was paid with taxpayer dollars. During the 2012 presidential campaign, NOM accused the IRS of leaking information concerning the group’s contributors to Joe Solomese, head of the far-left Human Rights Campaign (HRC). The Huffington Post then...
  • IRS pays $50K to anti-gay marriage group

    06/25/2014 6:46:38 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | MACKENZIE WEINGER
    The IRS will pay the National Organization for Marriage $50,000 to settle a lawsuit over claims the agency improperly disclosed confidential tax information, according to a consent judgment released this week. The lawsuit stemmed from information an IRS worker sent to an individual who identified himself as a member of the media who requested it in the midst of the 2012 presidential campaign, which he then sent to the pro-gay rights group Human Rights Campaign. The Huffington Post then ran a story noting a political action committee linked to Mitt Romney had been a donor to NOM. John Eastman, NOM’s...
  • GOP Leaders Run Away from Same Sex Marriage Issue

    06/25/2014 3:34:45 PM PDT · by koanhead · 13 replies
    Urban Milwaukee ^ | 6/23/14 | Steven Walters
    In politics, it's called The Pivot. When the news is bad, or if you don't want to answer the question, ignore it. Change the subject. Wisconsin Republican leaders are leaving divots as they pivot from U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb's decision voiding the state Constitution's ban of same-sex marriages. Many of the same Republicans who drafted the constitutional amendment, pushed it through two consecutive legislative sessions, and then in 2006 got voters to approve it, had no reaction to Crabb's ruling and no defense of their old position. The May 15-18 statewide poll by Marquette University's Law School may offer...
  • Divided Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Utah's Marriage Law

    06/26/2014 8:07:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 25, 2014 | Ken Klukowski
    In a 2-to-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Kitchen v. Hebert affirmed a lower court’s ruling holding that traditional marriage laws violate the Constitution. The case will likely soon go to the U.S. Supreme Court. Breitbart News examined this case last year when an Obama-appointed federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah invalidated that state’s law providing that marriage is the union of one man and one woman, comparing such laws to racism and saying they are literally irrational. Despite the fact that neither marriage nor homosexuality is mentioned...
  • Gay Marriage Bans Struck Down in Utah and Indiana by Federal Court

    06/26/2014 6:55:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/26/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Utah and Indiana became the latest U.S. states to see their bans on same-sex marriage struck down following separate rulings in federal court on Wednesday. "It is wholly illogical to believe that state recognition of love and commitment of same-sex couples will alter the most intimate and personal decisions of opposite-sex couples," a three-judge panel in the Utah case said while upholding a lower court ruling, NPR reported. Back in December, Utah briefly became the 18th state where gay couples received the right to marry, after a federal district judge ruled that the state's same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional. The...
  • Susan Collins becomes fourth GOP senator to publicly support same-sex marriage

    06/26/2014 6:36:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 06/26/2014 | By Mario Moretto,
    AUGUSTA, Maine — After receiving the endorsement of the nation’s largest LGBT advocacy group, U.S. Sen. Susan Collins on Wednesday indicated for the first time her personal support for same-sex marriage. “A number of states, including my home state of Maine, have now legalized same-sex marriage, and I agree with …
  • Judge Strikes Down Indiana Ban on Gay Marriage

    06/25/2014 12:32:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway
    ABC News ^ | Jun 25, 2014 | Charles Wilson
    A federal judge struck down Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage Wednesday in a ruling that immediately allowed gay couples to wed. The court clerk in Marion County, home to Indianapolis, began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couple about an hour after U.S. District Judge Richard Young ruled that the state law violates the U.S. Constitution's equal-protection clause. "Same-sex couples, who would otherwise qualify to marry in Indiana, have the right to marry in Indiana," he wrote.
  • U.S. Conference of Mayors held for supporting Same-Sex Marriage

    06/24/2014 12:45:31 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Maine News ^ | 6/24/14 | Petra Maria Longewag
    U.S. Conference of Mayors had a 4-day conference that ended on Monday. More than 200 mayors participated in this gathering that took place in Dallas. The result of this was U.S. Conference of Mayors urging federal courts up to the U.S. Supreme Court to allow same-sex couples nationwide to marry. The same conference was held back in 2009, that time too it endorsed the freedom of same-sex couples to marry. The same thing it reaffirmed in this current resolution. The major noting of the group was that that 19 states and the District of Columbia allow same-sex couples to marry....
  • Orlando city officials support overturning gay marriage ban (Florida)

    06/23/2014 3:31:51 PM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 8 replies
    WESH 2 News ^ | Jun 23, 2014 | WESH2
    Florida banned gay marriage in 2008ORLANDO, Fla. —The Orlando City Council is throwing its support behind a lawsuit challenging Florida's gay marriage ban. .......... The city is filing a "friend of the court" brief that is supporting a lawsuit by the city of Miami Beach that seeks to invalidate the marriage ban.
  • Abstinent gay man: Gay ‘marriage’ is really about ‘incremental totalitarianism’

    06/23/2014 10:43:46 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 22 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/20/14 | Dustin Siggins
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The homosexual lobby’s effort to redefine marriage "is a form of incremental totalitarianism," a self-described gay man told LifeSiteNews at the second annual March for Marriage in Washington, D.C. Doug Mainwaring, who was a speaker at the March, spoke with LifeSiteNews after his brief presentation. Asked about his sexual orientation, he said, "I identify as gay in the same sense that an alcoholic who has been going to AA meetings for years would never fail to identify himself as an alcoholic." Noting that he "put that aside a few years ago," Mainwaring said "the impulses are still...
  • Will Polygamy Be the Next Homosexuality?

    06/22/2014 1:00:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    The Gospel Herald ^ | June 20, 2014 | Leah Marieann Klett
    As the battle for marriage equality rages on, a different, more obscure kind of sexual immorality is slowly rearing its ugly head: polygamy. Polygamy is defined as the "the custom of having more than one wife or husband at the same time," a practice which directly violates the Biblical commandment instructing marriage to be between a single man and wife (1 Timothy 3:2, 12 and Titus 1:6). However, the secular media is increasingly attempting to normalize, and even glamorize this kind of perverted lifestyle. Showtime is airing an original series called Polyamory: Married & Dating, which follows two polyamorous families...
  • Obama favors sick leave for gay couples

    06/21/2014 8:42:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | June 21, 2014
    The Obama administration will work to ensure that gay and lesbian Americans are eligible to take leave from their jobs to care for a same-sex spouse, regardless of whether they live in a state that recognizes gay marriage, the White House said Friday. President Obama is directing the Labor Department to start drafting rules making clear that the Family and Medical Leave Act applies to same-sex couples, allowing gay and lesbian employees to take unpaid leave to care for a sick spouse regardless of where they live. The move comes three years after the Obama administration stopped defending the Defense...
  • PCUSA Votes to Allow Clergy to Marry Same-Sex Couples; Approves Redefining Marriage

    06/20/2014 10:11:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/20/2014 | Lillian Kwon
    The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)'s highest governing body voted Thursday to allow ministers to perform same-sex marriages. Presbyterian clergy can now marry gay and lesbian couples wherever same-sex marriage is legal. The Presbyterian Lay Committee released a statement repudiating the action of the PCUSA General Assembly. "The Presbyterian Lay Committee mourns these actions and calls on all Presbyterians to resist and protest them ... God will not be mocked and those who substitute their own felt desires for God's unchangeable Truth will not be found guiltless before a holy God." The PCUSA's 221st General Assembly, which is meeting in Detroit this...
  • 'We love you and we want you to be happy' Archbishop Cordileone marches for marriage

    06/19/2014 2:12:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    cna ^ | June 19, 2014 | Rebecca Ryskind Teti
    By Rebecca Ryskind Teti * There’s a March for Marriage in Washington, DC today, and the chairman of the US Bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, San Francisco’s Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, will be there as a featured speaker. This in spite of the fact that a number of California politicians and other public figures wrote him an open letter asking him not to attend.The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi wrote a similar private missive to the Archbishop, invoking Pope Francis’ “who am I to judge?” as she requested he not march.  It’s a bit chilling...
  • Bait And Switch: How Same Sex Marriage Ends Family Autonomy

    06/18/2014 11:52:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 9, 2014 | 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. Consider also the breakneck speed at which the push for same sex marriage has been happening recently....
  • Immigration reform advocates protest at Obama’s LGBT victory lap

    06/18/2014 2:43:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    MSNBC ^ | June 18, 2014 | By Emma Margolin
    President Obama took a much-deserved victory lap on LGBT equality Tuesday night, declaring before an adoring crowd in New York City that his administration has “been able to do more to protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans than any administration in history.” And he’s right. As President Obama prepared to celebrate his historic record on advancing LGBT equality, dozens of protesters gathered on the street to point out one major black mark. Under this administration, approximately two million undocumented immigrants – many, LGBT – have been deported to countries where their sexual orientation or gender identity...
  • U.S. thrusts 'gay' agenda upon world

    06/17/2014 2:13:03 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 38 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 9/16/14 | WND Exculsive
    Barack Obama has integrated promotions of homosexuality and other alternative lifestyle choices into his policy and practice since his election, successfully promoting the “gay” lifestyle in the U.S. military and forbidding the enforcement of the federal law called the Defense of Marriage Act that supported traditional marriage. The extent of the reach of his actions perhaps was epitomized by last week’s announcement that the U.S. Embassy in Israel was flying a rainbow flag – representing homosexual activism – along with Old Glory. But now a coalition in Congress, made up exclusively of Democrats, wants to take the effort further and...
  • Scott Walker declines to define stand on gay marriage today

    06/13/2014 7:30:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    For years, Gov. Scott Walker has been a rock-solid proponent of traditional marriage between one man and one woman. As Milwaukee County executive, he opposed efforts to provide health care benefits to the gay partners of county employees. He also spoke out in favor of a 2006 constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. In 2010, he campaigned for governor as a supporter of traditional marriage. He also opposed a law that allowed gay couples to register with counties to get certain benefits, such as hospital visitation rights. "My position has been clear," Walker said Thursday. Indeed, it was. But that is...
  • Clinton Blows Up at NPR Host Over Questions on Her Support for Gay Rights

    06/12/2014 3:39:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 12, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Clinton: 'You are playing with my words' Hillary Clinton lost patience with an NPR radio interviewer who asked her several times to clarify the evolution of her views on gay marriage. “Would you say your view evolved since the 90s, or that the American public evolved, allowing you to state your real view?” asked radio host Terry Gross. Clinton at first avoided directly answering the question, replying, “I think I’m an American, I think that we have all evolved, and it’s been one of the fastest, most sweeping transformations that I’m aware of.” “I understand,” Gross said, “but a lot...
  • Satanists seek religious exemption to pro-life laws, call gay unions their ‘sacrament’

    06/10/2014 4:59:00 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 23 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6-10-14 | Ben Johnson
    Whenever the American people try to curtail abortion or maintain marriage laws, the followers of Satan will be there to fight back, promises the national spokesman for the Satanic Temple. “Lucien Greaves” told Detroit's Metro Times that he would like to help women avoid complying with pro-life laws by saying abortion restrictions violate their Satanic religious beliefs. He added that gay “marriage” is a Satanic “sacrament.” He said Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican from the party's moderate business wing, “has been trying to make it untenable for women to terminate a pregnancy.” A bill that Snyder signed – which...
  • Gay Danish Couples Win Right to Marry in Church [Church compliance "mandatory"]

    06/10/2014 6:12:58 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 92 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6/7/14 | Richard Orange
    Homosexual couples in Denmark have won the right to get married in any church they choose, even though nearly one third of the country's priests have said they will refuse to carry out the ceremonies. The country's parliament voted through the new law on same-sex marriage by a large majority, making it mandatory for all churches to conduct gay marriages. Denmark's church minister, Manu Sareen, called the vote "historic". "I think it's very important to give all members of the church the possibility to get married. Today, it's only heterosexual couples." Under the law, individual priests can refuse to carry...
  • America’s rising “progressive clerisy,” and the march toward McCarthyism

    06/09/2014 1:29:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 8, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Is there anything more intolerant than the Tolerance Brigade? At the Daily Beast, Joel Kotkin agrees with Bloomberg’s Stephen Carter on the rise of a new McCarthyism, this time imposing penalties for dissent from progressive orthodoxy rather than tolerating debate on a broad range of issues. Both use attempts to silence argument in academia as the flash point that exposes this thought-police mentality. Carter recently wrote about the attempts to intimidate Douglas Laycock, an opponent of same-sex marriage, and explicitly invokes McCarthyism as the dynamic in play: A law student and a recent graduate, spurred on by the advocacy group...
  • Cop refuses to work at gay pride parade in Utah

    06/07/2014 3:38:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 75 replies
    A Salt Lake City police officer has been placed on leave after refusing an assignment to work at a gay pride parade. The officer was among about 30 officers assigned to provide traffic control and security for the annual Utah Pride Parade on Sunday in Salt Lake City, said department spokeswoman Lara Jones. "We don't tolerate bias and bigotry in the department, and assignments are assignments ... To allow personal opinion to enter into whether an officer will take a post is not something that can be tolerated in a police department," Jones told KSL. She declined comment on the...