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  • Gay activists claim redefining marriage won’t hurt anyone, but that’s a lie. Just ask Canadians.

    05/01/2015 1:05:09 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 44 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/1/15 | Dawn Stefanowicz
    May 1, 2015 (ThePublicDiscourse.com) -- I am one of six adult children of gay parents who recently filed amicus briefs with the US Supreme Court, asking the Court to respect the authority of citizens to keep the original definition of marriage: a union between one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others, so that children may know and may be raised by their biological parents. I also live in Canada, where same-sex marriage was federally mandated in 2005.I am the daughter of a gay father who died of AIDS. I described my experiences in my book: Out From...
  • What you won’t hear from the media and gay activists about same-sex ‘marriage

    05/01/2015 11:55:37 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 22 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/30/15 | Dustin Siggins
    April 30, 2015 (HotAir.com) -- On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard what could be the defining case on whether marriage in America is legally restructured from a relationship between people of the opposite sex with an eye towards procreation to an “anything goes” system.The media has responded as expected, with articles and reports brimming with support for changing marriage. Therefore, it is important to explicitly spell out a few realities of marriage and same-sex relationships.Most importantly, marriage is between a man and a woman — no matter how much some wish it weren’t so. As Chief Justice John Roberts pointed out yesterday, this...
  • ‘It’s going to be an issue’: Obama admin admits that gay ‘marriage’ threatens religious liberty

    04/30/2015 7:22:48 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 42 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/29/15 | Albert Mohler
    April 29, 2015 (AlbertMohler.com) -- “It is … it is going to be an issue.” With those words, spoken yesterday before the Supreme Court of the Unites States, the Solicitor General of the United States announced that religious liberty is directly threatened by the legalization of same-sex marriage. Donald Verrili, representing the Obama Administration as the nation’s highest court considered again the issue of same-sex marriage, was responding to a question from Justice Samuel Alito. His answer confirms with candor the threat we have long seen coming.Back in 2005, long before the movement to legalize same-sex marriage had gained cultural...
  • American Jacobins: Sexual Revolutionaries Prepare the Battlespace for a De-Christianized America

    04/29/2015 11:39:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The National Review ^ | April 29, 2015 | David French
    In yesterday’s oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges (better known as the “gay-marriage case”), the solicitor general of the United States committed a classic “Kinsley gaffe”: He accidentally told the truth. Normally, in any argument about the next legal step of the sexual revolution, the accusation or even implication that there’s a slippery slope is grounds for outrage. Not only shouldn’t we explore the legal implications of expanding the definition of marriage, the very attempt is homophobic. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. Yesterday, however, the solicitor general tugged at that curtain, revealing the Jacobin behind —...
  • Gallup: Less Than 1% of Adult Population Part of a Same-Sex Couple

    04/29/2015 7:58:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 29, 2015 | Michael Morris
    According to a recent Gallup survey, of the total U.S. adult population (approximately 243 million U.S. adults), less than 1 percent, only .8 percent (approximately 2 million U.S. adults), are part of a same-sex couple.The same survey finds that approximately .3 percent (.3%) of U.S. adults are married to a same-sex spouse, a mere .5 percent (.5%) identify as being in a same-sex domestic partnership and, of the estimated .8 percent (.8%) of the total U.S. adult population that are a part of a same-sex couple, 780,000 are married. In other words, of the estimated 2 million adults that are...
  • TRANSCRIPT - Supreme Court Obergefell v. Hodges (Same Sex Marriage )

    04/29/2015 7:30:50 PM PDT · by VinL · 7 replies
    Supreme Court ^ | 4/28/2015 | Supreme Ct
    For those who might be interested in a transcript of yesterday's oral argument on same sex marriage.
  • Alito Asks the Right Questions Which The Left Doesn’t Want Asked

    04/29/2015 12:04:13 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 20 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 4/29/15 | Steve Berman
    What starts as a “rights” issue inevitably ends up enforced at the barrel of the gun, and this highlights the importance of correctly defining words, especially before the Supreme Court. In the end, our society has to get along on these issues and come to some agreement—even if it’s to agree to disagree.  But society’s disagreements eventually work themselves out in law, and the Left’s aversion to even the most basic exploration of how changes in law affect our citizens is most troubling. The Left would have us change human taxonomy the way Facebook has changed its gender policy. Instead of...
  • How redefining marriage will make US fertility rates fall even faster

    04/29/2015 10:46:19 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/29/15 | Walter R. Schumm and Jason S. Carroll
    April 29, 2015 (ThePublicDiscourse.com) -- The current debate over the definition of marriage is typically portrayed as a decision about whether to “expand” or “extend” marriage to include same-sex couples. This argument, however, assumes that the basic nature of marriage will remain largely unchanged by granting marriage status to same-sex partnerships. It implies that all this policy change would do is absorb same-sex partnerships within the existing boundaries of marriage, thus extending the benefits of marriage to a wider segment of society. Indeed, the very term “same-sex marriage” implies that same-sex couples in committed relationships are already a type of marriage that...
  • Churches Brace for Same-Sex Marriage Ruling from Supreme Court

    04/29/2015 10:13:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/29/2015 | Tamara Audi
    Arguments over same-sex marriage played out in the U.S. Supreme Courton Tuesday, but many religious groups opposed to gay marriage aren’t waiting for a ruling. A court ruling expected two months from now could sanction same-sex marriage nationwide. In anticipation, some congregations and religious advocacy groups are re-emphasizing their teachings on marriage, fine-tuning their approach to gays and lesbians and bracing for legal battles and public criticism. “The outcome of this decision will shape the landscape of the church’s ministry in the U.S. for generations to come,” wrote Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the...
  • I’m Gay, And I Oppose Same-Sex Marriage

    04/28/2015 8:51:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/28/2015 | Paul Rosnick
    I want nothing in this world more than to be a father. Yet I can’t bring myself to celebrate same-sex marriage. Gay marriage has gone from unthinkable to reality in the blink of an eye. A recent Washington Post/ABC News poll shows that support for gay marriage is now at 61 percent—the highest it’s ever been. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case that many court-watchers believe will deliver the final blow to those seeking to prevent the redefinition of marriage. By all measures, this fight is over. Gay marriage won. As a 30-year-old gay man,...
  • Justices Express Skepticism In Oral Arguments For Gay Marriage Case

    04/28/2015 8:42:02 AM PDT · by VinL · 139 replies
    Huff Post ^ | 4/28/2015 | Riley
    Members of the Supreme Court questioned on Tuesday whether now is the right time to force states to allow same-sex couples to marry, pointing to how quickly public opinion has shifted on the issue of marriage equality. Justice Anthony Kennedy, who was a key figure in striking down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013, suggested that he might be worried about the court moving too quickly to force states to marry same-sex couples. “This definition has been with us for millennia,” Kennedy said of male-female marriages. The justice also said it would be very difficult for the court to...
  • Supreme Court can’t fix Ted Cruz’s America: Why bigotry will survive even if marriage equality wins

    04/28/2015 6:45:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Salon ^ | April 28, 2015 | Heather Digby Parton
    Even if the Supreme Court rules for gay marriage, Cruz proves that much still needs to be done for LGBT rights. Today’s oral arguments in the Supreme Court marriage equality case may or may not be exciting, but the importance of the outcome cannot be overstated. We are witnessing before us one of the greatest expansions of civil rights in decades, and if the high court decides to be part of the future instead of the past, this advance will codify into law the basic human right of marriage for gays and lesbians throughout America. This country has come a...
  • Justice Kennedy and Marriage: A Guide for the Perplexed

    04/27/2015 7:12:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/27/2015 | by QUIN HILLYER
    By his own logic, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy should lead the court’s majority in upholding individual states’ laws against same-sex marriage. In the four conjoined cases on the subject set for oral argument April 28, the high court is asked not whether same-sex marriage is good policy. It is instead asked if such marriage is a national, constitutionally protected right, one so fundamentally interwoven in our nation’s fabric of protections that no state law can refuse to recognize it. Kennedy’s most recent decision regarding marriage, the 2013 case of U.S. v. Windsor, contained two notions seemingly in tension with...
  • How some in the LGBT community are inadvertently making the case for Ted Cruz

    04/26/2015 1:04:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Houston Examiner ^ | April 26, 2015 | Mark Whittington
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Ted Cruz, along with most of the other Republican presidential candidates, actual and potential, appeared at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Summit on Saturday. He decried what he sees as “liberal fascism” that has ensured "there is no room for Christians in today's Democratic Party." Ironically, some people who support LGBT rights are busily making Cruz’s case, albeit inadvertently. Indeed, recently, Hillary Clinton, still the likely Democratic presidential nominee despite the play for pay scandal that is consuming her campaign, recently gave Cruz a boost. As a way of illustration, a recent article in the Daily Beast by Jay Michaelson...
  • Supreme Court to Rule on Same-Sex Marriage

    04/26/2015 9:40:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/26/15 | Al Caruba
    We are witnessing a homosexual juggernaut that will settle for nothing less than their own interpretation of the relations between the sexes In 1973, the Supreme Court looked into the Constitution, found that it approved of abortion and overruled laws banning it. Other laws have since addressed late term abortions and those resulting from rape or incest, but killing human life in the womb has been lawful since then. . According to the Guttmacher Institute from 1973 through 2011, nearly 53 million legal abortions occurred in the U.S. By dismantling the fundamental traditions and beliefs of a nation piece by...
  • Steny Hoyer: Same-Sex Couples Are Endowed ‘By God’ With Right to Marry

    04/24/2015 8:20:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 24, 2015 | Staff
    Citing the Declaration of Independence, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.) argued on the House floor yesterday that same-sex couples are endowed by “their Creator—by God” with a right to marry. “Our Declaration of Independence, as all of us quote so often, says: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men’—of course, if Jefferson were writing today, it would be either all people or all humankind—‘are created equal, that they are endowed by’—not a Congress, not by a Constitution, not by a will of the majority—‘their Creator’—by God—‘with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and...
  • It’s a Small Minority After All

    04/24/2015 6:54:00 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 20 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 24, 2015 | Tony Perkins.
    Liberals have long wanted you to believe there’s a consensus in America for redefining marriage, but now they are going global! Last month, Yale Law School Dean Harold Koh, along with a team of foreign law experts, submitted an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to join the “emerging global consensus” for same-sex marriage — essentially arguing that since most countries in the world are jumping off this moral cliff, why shouldn’t we? If that philosophy — which most of our mothers warned us against as children — wasn’t weak enough, they also need to dust off their World Book...
  • Bobby Jindal In the New York Times: I’m Holding Firm Against Gay Marriage

    04/23/2015 1:18:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04/23/2015 | Bobby Jindal
    BATON ROUGE, La. — THE debate over religious liberty in America presents conservatives and business leaders with a crucial choice. In Indiana and Arkansas, large corporations recently joined left-wing activists to bully elected officials into backing away from strong protections for religious liberty. It was disappointing to see conservative leaders so hastily retreat on legislation that would simply allow for an individual or business to claim a right to free exercise of religion in a court of law. Our country was founded on the principle of religious liberty, enshrined in the Bill of Rights. Why shouldn’t an individual or business...
  • Dear Gay Community: Your Kids Are Hurting

    04/23/2015 8:38:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 15,2015 | Heather Barwick
    Gay community, I am your daughter. My mom raised me with her same-sex partner back in the ’80s and ’90s. She and my dad were married for a little while. She knew she was gay before they got married, but things were different back then. That’s how I got here. It was complicated as you can imagine. She left him when I was two or three because she wanted a chance to be happy with someone she really loved: a woman. My dad wasn’t a great guy, and after she left him he didn’t bother coming around anymore. Do you...
  • 'Marriage Was God's Idea, and He Will Preserve It, With or Without Us;' Ted Cruz Asks Pastors...

    04/21/2015 5:47:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | April 21, 2015 | Leonardo Blair
    As the U.S. Supreme Court readies to hear arguments in favor of same-sex marriage on Tuesday, April 28, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, urged pastors across America to preach and pray against it because "marriage was God's idea, and He will preserve it, with or without us." "We know that marriage is intended to be sacred, beautiful, and nourishing. If you do not influence your congregation's understanding of marriage, who will fill the void? Hollywood? Divorce courts?" asked Cruz in a letter sent to tens of thousands of pastors highlighted by CBN News. "Prayer moves our God to...
  • Does the Constitution Require Same-Sex Marriage in All 50 States?

    04/21/2015 9:19:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/21/2015 | Samuel Smith
    As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments next Tuesday on whether states will continue to be free to define marriage for their own citizens, a number of amicus briefs have been filed arguing that the U.S. Constitution does not guarantee a fundamental right to same-sex marriage. Heritage Foundation Senior Fellow Ryan Anderson and prominent attorney and constitutional law expert Gene Schaerr recently co-authored their own amicus brief that asserts that the U.S. Constitution does not require states to redefine marriage to allow for two individuals of the same gender to get married. Speaking at a Heritage Foundation...
  • Rubio: I’d attend a gay ‘wedding’. Walker: I have. Santorum: I wouldn’t. Cruz: Pass.

    04/21/2015 7:43:46 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 103 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/20/15 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., April 20, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Are you now, or were you ever, willing to attend a same-sex “wedding”? That seems to be the question lighting up the Republican presidential field, as GOP hopefuls who may one day have their finger on the nuclear button are asked the query over and over again.So far, the Republican hopefuls' answers are yes, no, I have (sort of), and...unclear.The media began by asking Florida's U.S. senator, Marco Rubio, if he would attend a homosexual 'wedding' ceremony, especially if he were invited by a relative or close friend.“If there’s somebody that I love...
  • Rules For Traditionals: How People In Wedding Trades Can Defend Themselves

    04/20/2015 7:10:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 20, 2015 | Bruce Takawani
    The successful shutting down (or at least shutting up) of non-groupthink-compliant wedding cake and floral businesses has given gay-marriage agitators and their backers a taste of the vast power of ideological extortion in 2015 America. I’m optimistic that the law will eventually come to its senses and give wide berth to Christians in the wedding trades, or even to non-Christian libertarians who simply don’t want to be told who they have to do business with. Perhaps James O’Keefe will covertly record owners of a black-owned florist shop being asked to create an arrangement for a “KKK” event, or a Muslim-owned...
  • Marriage law shouldn’t permit ‘poisonous’ polygamy, says ex-FLDS member

    04/20/2015 1:26:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Al Jazeera America's The Scrutineer Blog ^ | March 19, 2015 | Joanna Walters
    Kat Steed, left, and Dixie Allen hold hands in the Mormon church’s Temple Square, Jan. 14, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Steed, who escaped the FLDS in Colorado City, Arizona, calls polygamy “poisonous.” On a chilly winter morning at sunrise in Salt Lake City, the sun glints on the snowcapped mountains that surround Utah’s state capital and the dazzling white Mormon temple that dominates the downtown area. All is quiet. But change is in the air in this deeply religious, blood-red Republican state — upheaval, even. Same-sex marriage became legal in Utah last October, a dramatic cultural shift for many,...
  • Christian teaching is not ‘hateful’: the stakes are too high to be silenced by that label

    04/20/2015 6:22:06 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies
    LifeSiteNews/Family Research Council ^ | 4/17/15 | Rob Schwarzwalder
    April 17, 2015 (FRCBlog.com) -- Hate is sin.Hate is disobedience to God. "Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him" (I John 3:15).To rage against, physically or verbally abuse, belittle, or diminish the humanity of homosexuals is hateful.To disagree is not hateful.To stand for truth is not hateful.To make arguments about human sexuality and marriage from sociological and demographic data is not hateful.To object to the legal redefinition of marriage is not hateful.To oppose efforts to redefine marriage in law is not hateful.To believe in the uniqueness of male-female complementarity is not hateful.To herald the Bible's teaching...
  • Catholic bishops should learn from the Mormons (No, he's serious. Ref: "Gay Marriage" & Polygamy)

    04/17/2015 10:05:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The National Catholic Reporter ^ | April 17, 2015 | Father Thomas Reese, S.J.
    The U.S. Catholic bishops could take a lesson from Mormon leaders on how to deal with religious liberty and gay rights. The Mormons have been strong allies of the Catholic bishops in the fight against gay marriage and the protection of religious freedom. But when the Mormons saw they were on the losing side in this fight, they were willing to compromise to protect what they considered essential. Like the Catholic church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints respects tradition and does not change teaching easily. But Mormons do have a pragmatic side. With the entire nation aligned...
  • Senate GOP joins Dems in backing marriage benefits for same-sex ‘spouses’

    04/17/2015 8:18:46 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 40 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/16/15 | Dustin Siggins
    WASHINGTON, D.C., April 16, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- The Republican Party's platform formally supports natural marriage. But in what may be a sign of the times, the GOP-controlled Senate has approved a non-binding resolution in support of granting marriage benefits to couples who have contracted same-sex “marriages.” The resolution asked the Senate's budget negotiators to make sure that "all legally married same-sex spouses have equal access to the Social Security and veterans' benefits they have earned and receive equal treatment under the law pursuant to the Constitution." Approved by a voice vote, the resolution received no opposition by any senators, nor...
  • Why I, Unlike Senator Rubio, Would Not Attend a Gay Wedding, Even For a Friend

    04/17/2015 7:34:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/17/2015 | Maggie Gallagher
    Senator Marco Rubio, one of our most attractive and charismatic leaders in the rising generation, just announced he’s running for president. So naturally he’s being peppered with the one question uppermost in the minds of American voters: What do you think of gay marriage? Rubio is getting this hit, in part, because he’s trying to negotiate a Third Way: He’s for traditional marriage but will “respect” the rights of states to disagree. He thinks states should have the right to decide the definition of marriage, but (unlike Ted Cruz) he refused to sign onto an amicus brief asking the Supreme...
  • Why Same-Sex Marriage Can’t Afford to Be Tolerant

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

    04/10/2015 12:33:57 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 72 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/9/15 | Kirsten Andersen
    April 9, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Joshua Feuerstein was just trying to make a point. Now, he may face legal action, as a bakery that refused to provide him with a cake opposing same-sex “marriage” threatens to sue him for taking their conversation public. The bakery owner is also threatening to press charges related to the recording of the phone call. In the wake of heated national debate over whether business owners should have the right to refuse to participate in same-sex “weddings” that violate their religious beliefs, Feuerstein, an internet evangelist, decided to see if pro-gay business owners would give...
  • LETTER: If marriage is not between a man and a woman only, then what is it?

    04/09/2015 10:41:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Madison Journal Today ^ | April 3, 2015 | Mark A. Jenkins
    Dear Editor: Your recent editorial on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (that has apparently been tossed in the closet for this legislative session) brought out some interesting points. I agree that a major problem in our society is the cheapening of the sexual relationship. God originally meant it to be shared as part of the exclusive bond between a husband and his wife, not reduced to the almost animalistic way it has become portrayed in the media, and now lived out in some circles. We are really reaping the rotten fruit of the “sexual revolution” of the 1960s and following...
  • ‘A Bonhoeffer moment’: Evangelical leaders vow civil disobedience if SCOTUS redefines marriage

    04/08/2015 11:52:51 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 54 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/7/15 | Ben Johnson
    April 7, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Dozens of Christian leaders have vowed they will not remain silent, as they did following the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision, promising to take nonviolent direct action if the High Court votes to redefine marriage.The Supreme Court is deciding two separate issues: Whether the 14th Amendment guarantees same-sex “marriage” as a constitutional right, and whether states must honor same-sex “marriages” contracted in states that have voted – or, more likely, where an unelected judge has forcibly determined – to redefine marriage.“We believe that the majority of the Court will rule in favor of elevating...
  • Cruz touts radical court-stripping scheme (Ref: Homosexual “Marriage”)

    04/08/2015 12:28:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show ^ | April 7, 2015 | Steve Benen
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was in Iowa yesterday, where the presidential hopeful reflected on the possibility of a Supreme Court ruling endorsing marriage equality. The far-right senator told his audience, “The first thing and I think the most important thing every one of us can do, is pray. Lift up in prayer.” But as the Dallas Morning News noted, that’s not all Cruz said. He reiterated his vow to press for a constitutional amendment that would clarify the power of state legislatures to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. If the high court does legalize...
  • “Who Will Resist the Lynch Mob?”: Robert George’s Rousing Call to Action

    04/07/2015 12:10:28 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 13 replies
    ChurchPop ^ | April 4, 2015 | Robert P. George
    Robert George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University and co-author of What Is Marriage?: Man and Woman: A Defense, recently made a spirited call to action for all those willing to refuse to be bullied into submission. Here’s what he wrote on Facebook: The lynch mob came for the brilliant mild-mannered techie Brendan Eich. The lynch mob came for the elderly florist Baronelle Stutzman. The lynch mob came for Eastern Michigan University counseling student Julea Ward. The lynch mob came for the African-American Fire Chief of once segregated Atlanta Kelvin Cochran. The lynch mob came for the owners of...
  • Hey, Christian Business Owners: The Government Isn’t ‘Forcing’ You To Do Anything

    04/07/2015 7:09:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 110 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 04/07/2015 | Sally Kohn
    You may have heard that the government is forcing businesses not to discriminate. It isn’t. If you chose to run a business, you have to follow the laws. If you don’t, that’s a choice—and you choose to suffer the consequences. Still, in the wake of the controversy surrounding Indiana’s law, conservatives don’t see it that way. Even potential Republican presidential candidates are getting in on the assertions. Rick Santorum recently said: If you’re a print shop and you are a gay man, should you be forced to print ‘God Hates Fags’ for the Westboro Baptist Church because they hold those...
  • What is Marriage?

    04/05/2015 8:23:27 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 30 replies
    The Narrow Path ^ | Written By Steve Gregg
    For centuries, the essential meaning of marriage was universally understood (and taken for granted) in Western civilization, and, with very few modifications, in the pagan world as well. Because a marriage was always seen as the defining core of a family, providing a context for bearing and rearing children, its purpose and nature were taken to be self-evident, and seldom was thought to require defining. Among those societies informed by Scripture, marriage was also understood to be necessarily heterosexual, monogamous and life-long. With the coming of the sexual revolution of the 1960’s, many of these assumptions began to be eroded...
  • Precursor to the Mark of the Beast?

    04/04/2015 11:00:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/04/2015 | Lloyd Marcus
    A few years ago, while visiting family in Maryland, I attended church with my brother. It was a very hip contemporary church. The pastor, who looked in his early forties, wore a shirt and jeans. I saw a parishioner with a Mohawk haircut and others with tattoos. This is not a judgment, merely an observation that the congregation was very racially diverse, as well as in their attire. The topic of the pastor's sermon was homosexuality. He disclosed that his sister is a homosexual. Folks, filled with national statistics and documented facts, the pastor delivered the most loving and compassionate...
  • Barkley: 'Religious Freedom' Laws About 'Rednecks' Using Bible to Discriminate

    04/03/2015 9:20:56 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 3, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    On a CNN special hosted by Chris Cuomo on Thursday night about the religious freedom laws, former NBA great and TNT NBA analyst Charles Barkley offered his open on that issue. According to Barkley, he sees those laws as having more than meets the eye motivating them. “Listen, I don’t think gay people went out to try to go after, they came out as a gay people let get that straight,” Barkley said. ...more (w/video)...
  • The Jointly Ordained Lesbian Couple Making History For Presbyterians

    04/03/2015 3:57:18 AM PDT · by Cronos · 46 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 27.Mar.2015 | Carol Kuruvilla
    This past Sunday, the lives of the Rev. Kaci Clark-Porter and the Rev. Holly Clark-Porter intertwined in perhaps an even more extraordinarily spiritual way, as the couple walked down the aisle at Wilmington, Delaware’s First and Central Presbyterian Church to become ordained Christian ministers. The ordination came just days after the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) announced a change in its constitution that embraced a more inclusive definition of marriage, defining it as being between "two people" instead of between a man and a woman. With this change, PC(USA) becomes the largest Protestant group to offer a nationwide welcome for LGBTQ...
  • After same-sex ‘marriage,’ then what?

    04/01/2015 10:37:28 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 74 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/31/15 | Michael Cook
    March 31, 2015 (MercatorNet.com) -- March 29 marked the first anniversary of legal same-sex marriage in England and Wales. Look around, say the twitterati – no plagues of locusts and frogs have blighted the land; no fire and brimstone have rained down upon Westminster; no earthquake has swallowed up Sir Elton. All is well.Well, actually not.In an article in The Conversation, an academic at the University of Kent, Dr Mike Thomas, reported on how happy gay couples in the UK, the United States and Canada feel after tying the knot. He found that most of them welcomed the benefits that legal...
  • Starbucks CEO: If You are Anti-Gay Marriage, ‘You can Sell Your Shares’

    03/30/2015 10:18:35 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 110 replies
    TPNN ^ | 3/30/15 | Cara Delvecchio
    At Starbucks’ annual shareholder’s meeting in Seattle on Wednesday a shareholder complained to Billionaire CEO, Schultz about the fact that Starbucks has lost customers because of its support of gay marriage. Starbucks supported Washington’s state’s referendum backing gay marriage last year and in response the National Organization for Marriage started a boycott of the company. Tom Stobhar, founder of Corporate Morality Action Center, complained about the company’s support of gay marriage, citing that the company’s support for gay marriage has resulted in boycotts against the company that have cost Starbucks a considerable amount of business. “In the first full quarter...
  • 34,000 Black Churches Break Ties With Presbyterian Church USA

    03/28/2015 4:54:52 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 58 replies
    CharismaNews ^ | March 27, 2015 | by ANTHONY EVANS
    The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African-Americans, has broken its fellowship with Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) following its recent vote to approve same-sex marriage. The Presbyterian General Assembly, the top legislative body of the PCUSA, voted last June to revise the constitutional language defining marriage. This arbitrary change of Holy Scripture is a flagrantly pretentious and illegitimate maneuver by a body that has no authority whatsoever to alter holy text. Rev. Anthony Evans, NBCI President noted: "NBCI and its membership base are simply standing on the Word...
  • Nigel Farage refuses to kick out ‘old-fashioned’ UKIP members who say gay sex is ‘disgusting’

    05/24/2013 11:44:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 05:30 EST, 22 May 2013 | Matt Chorley
    People who call gay sex ‘disgusting’ will be allowed to stay in the UK Independence Party. Nigel Farage defended party members with ‘old-fashioned’ views about homosexuality, as he warned that with the government passing same-sex weddings ‘nobody knows where it will end up’. MPs last night backed the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, but Mr. Farage said ministers were ‘picking a war with middle England’. …
  • I’m a Presbyterian Minister Who Doesn’t Believe in God

    03/21/2015 7:33:01 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 116 replies
    Patheos ^ | March 17, 2015 | John Shuck
    “How can you call yourself a Christian, let alone a minister?!” I get asked that question frequently and the questioner is hostile more often than not. Still, I like to answer it if I believe the questioner is sincere. Though I self-identify as a Christian and I am an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), I raised eyebrows a few years ago when I posted an article on my website about how my personal beliefs don’t align with those of most Presbyterians. For example, I believe that: - Religion is a human construct - The symbols of faith are...
  • The First Amendment Should Never Protect Hatred

    03/19/2015 6:12:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 84 replies
    Thought Catalog ^ | March 18, 2015 | Tanya Cohen
    One of the most admirable things about Europe is that most (if not all) of the right-wing rhetoric that you hear in the US is explicitly against the law there. For example, attempting to link Islam with terrorism, saying that gay marriage isn’t really marriage, or saying that trans women aren’t really women would get you charged with discrimination and/or incitement to hatred. Numerous European public figures have been charged with hate crimes for implying that large-scale immigration is connected to higher crime. In fact, a politician in Sweden was prosecuted for hate crimes for posting statistics about immigrant crime...
  • 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,...
  • Would A Supreme Court Decision In Favor Of Gay Marriage End The Religious Right?

    03/17/2015 7:22:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 16, 2015 | W. James Antle III, managing editor
    If the Supreme Court decides that there is a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, will that signal the end of social conservatism? People have long predicted the end of the religious right and, increasingly, even the demise of “white Christian America.” These obituaries typically prove premature. First, why assume a loss at the Supreme Court will end the religious right’s reason for existence? Organized social conservatism was built from such defeats, including high court rulings against school prayer and legalizing abortion. The school prayer decision will turn 53 in June. Roe v. Wade turned 42 in January. Neither of those...
  • Bake Us a Cake or We'll Murder Your Children

    03/14/2015 3:13:48 PM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 18 replies
    Renew America ^ | March 14, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    Modern liberalism is fundamentally illiberal. The evidences for this can be clearly seen all around us. There are hardly any basic areas of the liberty of the individual which today's progressives – in both parties – haven't trampled in their on-going efforts to destroy America That Was and replace it with a progressive utopian version in which individual rights are completely submerged and washed away in a flood of "social justice." Free speech, to the Left, should only cover saying things they agree with. Nobody needs to be secure in the privacy of their own homes (and indeed, privacy is...
  • CAAP Calls on Justices Ginsburg and Kagan to Recuse Themselves from Same-Sex Marriage Decision

    03/13/2015 9:14:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | March 12, 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The founder and president of a coalition of black pastors has called upon U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan to recuse themselves from the same-sex marriage case that is currently before the high court. In a recent press release, Rev. William Owens of the Coalition of African-American Pastors (CAAP) cited Ginsburg’s and Kagan’s “stated bias” as reason to recuse themselves in order to preserve the integrity of the court. Owens and his organization have launched a petition to bring attention to the alleged “lack of impartiality” on the part of the two justices. In February, Ginsburg,...
  • An open letter to the homophobic doctor and florist who humiliate LGBT families (Pretzel logic)

    03/12/2015 1:37:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    LGBTQ Nation ^ | March 12, 2015 | Rob Watson, Dad, LGBT activist, businessman and blogger, evoL =
    A popular insurance company pays a great deal of advertising money to let everyone know that they are in fact “our good neighbors.” They populate commercial after commercial with cheery, miraculously at-your-service agents who care about their clients above all else. While I am sure their real agents are customer relations friendly, the reality is they are likely no more so than any other public facing company. The associates, employed by the company, who personify saintly best friend types the most, are the actors in the ads. The truth is, customers are not important loved ones in the lives...