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  • Jimmy Carter Says He Believes ‘Jesus Would Approve of Gay Marriage’ — but Even He....

    07/07/2015 4:34:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    BLAZE.COM ^ | Jul. 7, 2015 | Billy Hallowell
    FULL TITLE: Jimmy Carter Says He Believes ‘Jesus Would Approve of Gay Marriage’ — but Even He Makes a Big Admission About That Claim Former president Jimmy Carter said on Tuesday that he believes Jesus would approve of gay marriage, though he said that he doesn’t have “any verse in scripture” to corroborate this notion. “I believe he would. I believe Jesus would. I don’t have any verse in scripture…” Carter responded when asked by HuffPo Live host Mark Lamont Hill whether Christ would embrace same-sex nuptials. “I believe that Jesus would approve of gay marriage, but I’m not –...
  • A Response to the Same-Sex Marriage Ruling [Interview with RC Sproul]

    07/07/2015 4:01:55 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Renewing Your Mind/Ligonier ^ | 7/6/15 | RC Sproul
    "The civil government does not define your ethic as a Christian. That's critical that we understand that..."
  • Jimmy Carter: ‘I Believe Jesus Would Approve Gay Marriage’

    07/07/2015 1:39:49 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 126 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | July 7, 2015 | 4:04 PM EDT | By Melanie Hunter
    snip “I believe Jesus would,” Carter said when asked whether Jesus would approve of gay marriage. “I don’t have any verse in scripture ... I believe that Jesus would approve gay marriage, but that's just my own personal belief. I think Jesus would encourage any love affair if it was honest and sincere and was not damaging to anyone else, and I don't see that gay marriage damages anyone else." Carter, a born-again Christian and Baptist, said he still teaches Sunday school whenever he attends his home church. He. said he has never ran across “any really serious conflicts” between...
  • 'God Is First': NC Church Flies Christian Flag Above Old Glory

    07/07/2015 8:36:08 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 51 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 07/07/2015 | Fox & Friends
    A North Carolina church has sparked a debate with its decision to fly the Christian flag above Old Glory. Elizabeth Baptist Church in Shelby, N.C., held a flag raising ceremony Sunday to hoist the Christian flag above the stars and stripes. Rit Varriale, pastor of Elizabeth Baptist Church, was on “Fox and Friends” this morning to explain his church’s decision. “God is first,” he said, adding that American culture has been pushing back against traditional Christian values for quite some time. Varriale said that he’s a veteran who loves his country. He explained that he was willing to serve so...
  • Sorry, Slate: Oregon Did Put a ‘Gag Order’ on Those Christian Bakers

    07/06/2015 8:41:41 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 33 replies
    Opinionhead.com ^ | Hans von Spakovsky
    On Thursday, The Daily Signal published an article about Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) Commissioner Brad Avakian ordering Aaron and Melissa Klein, Christian bakers who had refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, to pay the couple $135,000 for “emotional” damages and issuing a gag order against the Kleins. On Monday, Slate published an article criticizing The Daily Signal’s coverage headlined “No, Oregon Did Not ‘Gag’ That Anti-Gay Bakery.” While that’s a great, provocative headline, Slate’s headline is simply not true. (snip) Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern writes: Rather than fine the Kleins further, [Oregon Labor...
  • South Carolina Senator Starts Flag Debate With Gay Marriage Rant

    07/06/2015 7:13:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/6/15 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Republican South Carolina Sen. Lee Bright started off a debate about the Confederate flag by denouncing the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling and calling on people of faith in South Carolina to “rise up.”“I heard our president sing a religious hymn, and then Friday night I watched the White House be lit up in the abomination colors,” Bright said on the South Carolina Senate floor Monday. “It’s time — we’ve got amazing grace, we’ve got people in the stands here of faith — it’s time for the church to rise up. It’s time for the state of South Carolina to...
  • YouTube Removes Christian Movie Trailer About Homosexuality ["Commercially deceptive content"]

    07/06/2015 6:24:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 7/6/15 | Trey Sanchez
    Evangelist Ray Comfort has many video clips on YouTube showcasing his trademark style of sharing the Gospel with strangers on the street. But Comfort's latest project, a scripted film about the biblical view of homosexuality titled Audacity, has been removed from YouTube because of violations. Over 130,000 people have viewed the trailer, but anyone visiting today will see the following message displayed: This video has been removed as a violation of YouTube's policy against spam, scams, and commercially deceptive content. Comfort told The Blaze that he believes someone at YouTube did not like the content of the video and pulled...
  • Gay rights advocates decry Virginia House GOP's religious freedom agenda

    07/06/2015 6:38:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Democratic lawmakers and gay rights advocates on Monday fired back at Republican leaders in the House of Delegates for wanting to make religious freedom legislation — which they see as discriminatory against same-sex couples — a top priority in the 2016 General Assembly session. “While Virginia Democrats are focused on creating jobs, Republicans have admitted that their top legislative priority is discriminating against people,”said Democratic Party of Virginia chairwoman Susan Swecker. “Focusing on Indiana-style discrimination laws instead of growing our economy is irresponsible, dangerous and hopelessly out of touch.” While Republicans say they will abide by the recent historic U.S....
  • Jonathan Cahn: 'End of Christian America' is here

    07/06/2015 5:20:47 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 39 replies
    WND ^ | 5 July 15 | Leo Hohmann
    Jonathan Cahn, the Bible teacher and author who started warning nine years ago that America was facing the judgment of God if it did not reject secularism and return to its Judeo-Christian roots, says the June 26 Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage in all 50 states marks the formal end to Christian America. Barring a “miracle of God,” the die has been cast, said the author of “The Harbinger” and “The Mystery of the Shemitah.” Cahn, speaking at the annual Messiah Conference at Messiah College in Pennsylvania on America’s Independence Day, said the U.S. and the world...
  • 12 THINGS TO REMEMBER IF THE SUPREME COURT’S GAY-MARRIAGE DECISION UPSETS YOU

    07/06/2015 5:25:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Splendor of the Church ^ | 07/06/2015 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    The Supreme Court decision allowing gay “marriage” in the United States has upset all right minded Christians, and rightly so. It is pretty clear that the Supreme Court has rubber stamped a widespread rejection of Christian morality by a large segment of the American people. Not only has the Supreme Court ratified same sex “marriage” but they have overturned majority opinions of the people, set themselves up as arbiters of human morality, trampled on states’ rights, ignored not only historic Christian teaching, but the understanding of marriage held by all people at all times and in all cultures down through...
  • The trouble with the ‘dignity’ of same-sex marriage (Positive rights in Constitution?)

    07/06/2015 10:25:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 2, 2015 | Jonathan Turley
    Like many people at the Supreme Court last month, I was deeply moved by the historic ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges recognizing the constitutional right of same-sex couples to marry. At such a transcendent moment, it is difficult to do anything but celebrate the triumph of what Justice Anthony Kennedy called the “dignity” and “profound hopes and aspirations” of the many loving couples who had been denied the recognition of marriage. But Kennedy’s moving language was more than just aspirational thoughts on dignity. He found a right to marriage based not on the status of the couples as homosexuals but...
  • Inside Out Part 5-Hate Part1

    07/05/2015 9:27:49 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 5 replies
    Legacy Church ^ | 6/28/15 | Pastor Steven Smotherman
    This is the audio of my Pastor Steve Smotherman of Legacy Church in Albuquer New Mexico from 6/28/15 during which he talks about his stand against Gay Marriage. I would urge you to listen to the audio in it's entirety, but if you can to hear is words directly related to the subject you may fast forward to 16:06 and especially 19:15
  • Marching boldly into the New Post-homophobic Christianity

    07/05/2015 6:44:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 5, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    It wasn’t like we didn’t see this coming but it’s certainly arriving faster and harder than even some of the more conservative estimates would have predicted. Now that gay marriage (or just any old marriage if you prefer) is a “constitutionally assured right” in the United States, Left side proponents are taking their victory laps. But at the same time they’re going to stick to the established talking points of telling everyone not to worry… nothing bad is going to happen to anyone else. You’re just not adjusted to the New and Improved Post-Homophobic Christianity. (From the Daily Beast) The...
  • America the Deceived - Same Method, Same War, Same End!

    07/04/2015 2:04:47 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 6 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 7/2/2015 | Bradlee Dean
    "It has been said that if the people in Germany had looked behind Adolph Hitler and His tyrannical regime they would have found nothing behind him. It was all propaganda. Everything was pushed and propped up on deception and lies, until the truth and light exposed the lies and darkness" (Luke 12:2). Did anyone think that it was rather odd that after the Supreme Court made "their" decision that the "first gay president" already had the rainbow lights set and ready to turn on the same night declaring that "Love wins." It seems like he knew something beforehand. (The rainbow...
  • 'This decision will not stand': Republicans seek common cause against same-sex marriage

    07/04/2015 10:19:30 AM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 58 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | July 4, 2015 | Ben Jacobs
    For many opponents of same-sex marriage, the fight has just started. While supporters of marriage equality celebrate the supreme court’s historic decision in Obergefell v Hodges, advocates for traditional marriage have redoubled their efforts to influence policymakers. But the fight takes place in an unfamiliar political landscape, one where gay marriage has become the law of the land and one of the traditional benchmarks of the social conservative cause has been rendered meaningless. No matter how ardently Republican candidates for president in 2016 proclaim that they believe marriage is between one man and one woman, the supreme court has ruled...
  • USCCB Statement on Marriage Ruling

    07/03/2015 8:28:43 PM PDT · by AncientAirs · 9 replies
    Catholic Culture.org ^ | 3 July 2015 | AncientAirs
    Today Archbishop Kurtz issued a statement about the Supreme Court’s marriage ruling, calling it a “tragic error that harms the common good and most vulnerable among us.” Read the full statement here. Archbishop Kurtz compared the decision to Roe v. Wade and how it doesn’t change the truth- which is “unchanged and unchangeable.” He continues on to say that, “Neither decision is rooted in the truth, and as a result, both will eventually fail. Today the Court is wrong again. It is profoundly immoral and unjust for the government to declare that two people of the same sex can constitute...
  • Why Two? The Question Gay Activists Cannot Answer

    07/03/2015 6:35:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Christian Post ^ | July 3, 2015 | Michael Brown
    If marriage is not the union of a man and a woman, then why should it be limited to two people (or, for that matter, require two people)? Why can't it be one or three or five? What makes the number "two" so special if it doesn't refer to the union of a male and a female? I have asked this question for years in various settings, from a campus debate with a professor to social media and from my radio show to writing, and I have not yet received a single cogent answer, since no cogent answer exists. If...
  • Social conservatives and libertarians will get married

    07/03/2015 7:33:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 2, 2015 | Philip Klein
    The Republican Party, broadly speaking, is comprised of many factions that are often at odds with one another. Prominent examples are the battles between the grassroots and the national party establishment and between defense hawks and non-interventionists. Perhaps fiercer than any of these fights is the long-standing conflict between social conservatives and libertarians. But when the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage last month, they created an opening for a wedding between these two groups, which could benefit the Republican Party ahead of the 2016 election. To be clear, libertarians come in many stripes. There are those who reject the political...
  • Oregon imposes gag order on Christian bakers in gay wedding case

    07/03/2015 9:53:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 88 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/03/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Aaron and Melissa Klein ordered not to talk publicly about their faith. I don’t know if you’ve followed the case of Sweet Cakes by Melissa. This is the now-closed bakery in Oregon that has become a target of state officials because its Christian owners declined to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding. Not only has the business been forced to close, the state has fined the Kleins $135,000. But it gets worse. Much worse. Now that state has responded to a radio interview the Kleins gave by ordering them to no longer talk publicly about why their faith compels...
  • Episcopalians Vote to Allow Gay Weddings

    07/02/2015 2:40:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    Standing on my Head ^ | July 1, 2015 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson with a friend The AP reports here from the Episcopal Church’s General Convention  that the Episcopal Church of the USA is now formally permitting same sex weddings.  Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church’s embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay bishop.the House of Bishops prayed and debated the issue for five hours earlier this week before passing it on to the House of Deputies.The Rev. Bonnie Perry of Chicago, a lesbian married to a...
  • Love Didn’t Win—It Was Redefined

    07/02/2015 9:33:06 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jul 01, 2015 | Frank Turek
    Love Didn’t Win—It Was Redefined Frank Turek | Jul 01, 2015 “Love wins” is the hashtag of choice for those in support of the newest Supreme Court decision that passed that legislative body by a 5-4 vote. If you’re not content with that, you’re just an evil bigot who needs to shut up and support this new legislation. Forget the fact that you have very rational reasons for keeping marriage between a man and a woman: genderless marriage changes the cultural understanding of marriage from the well being of children to merely the romantic desires of adults. For kids who...
  • I’m Feeling Like an Umbrella Salesman In a Thunderstorm

    07/02/2015 10:47:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | Michael Brown
    About 20 years ago, I was spending time with David Wilkerson in New York City when a storm unexpectedly broke out as we were leaving a building. Sure enough, in true New York fashion, there was someone right outside the door selling umbrellas, and as expected, Pastor Dave bought one to keep us dry in the showers. In fact, just about everyone seemed to buy one as they walked outside into the sudden downpour. I feel like that umbrella salesman today, except that for years now, I’ve been selling these umbrellas in the desert, knowing that a massive storm was...
  • The Vortex—Excommunicate Them, All of Them! (Catholic Caucus)

    07/01/2015 6:43:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    ChurchMilitant.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Church Militant
    The U.S. Catholic bishops have let this charade go on long enough. It's time for them to step up and perform their duty to protect the sheep and get rid of the wolves among us. Justice Anthony Kennedy needs to be excommunicated. In truth, he already should have been after upholding Roe v. Wade in the 1992 Casey v. Planned Parenthood decision. But this same-sex unmarriage ruling is beyond excommunicable. And please, smarmy Church of Nice theologians out there — none of that stupid, insufficient, "Well, by his actions he has already excommunicated himself." That's not enough. The bishops, collectively...
  • Do We the People Need an Article V Convention of the States in the Aftermath of <i>Obergefell</i>?

    07/01/2015 3:56:31 PM PDT · by betty boop · 192 replies
    self; | July 1, 2015 | Jean F. Drew
    Do We the People Need an Article V Convention of the States in the Aftermath of Obergefell? The short answer to the title question would seem to be: Very likely YES. And that for a number of reasons. First, Congress has been utterly derelict in executing its constitutional powers designed to constrain excesses emanating from the Supreme Court. There are three constitutional legislative “checks” on SCOTUS — or any other federal court. Other than the Article III Supreme Court, Congress is the creator of all the other federal courts — and all are firmly within its lawful legislative power in...
  • Greenfield: No Truce With the Left

    07/01/2015 10:17:00 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 33 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 No Truce With the Left Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog There comes a time when every conservative thinker tries to find some common ground with the left in some area. Today it's criminal rights and the headlines have Rand Paul denouncing the racist justice system while Grover Norquist and the Koch Brothers join with the left to back their reforms. As usually happens, the conservatives or libertarians turn out to be the useful idiots of the left. Liberals have a long history of being the left's useful idiots. It's only fair that...
  • McConnell:Gay Marriage Is 'Law of the Land' for Congress, Too'says there's not much Congress can do'

    07/01/2015 10:09:32 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 131 replies
    newsmax ^ | 7/1/15 | c coren
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says there's not much Congress can do in the wake of the ruling by the Supreme Court legalizing gay marriage. In an interview Tuesday night on Kentucky television station WDRB, McConnell restated that he still holds to the traditional view of marriage. "I’ve always felt that marriage is between one man and one woman and the Supreme Court has held otherwise. That’s the law of the land," the Kentucky Republican said. When he was asked if there is anything Congress can do, he answered: "I don’t think so. I think the courts have pretty well...
  • LGBT Activists: Marriage Was Never the 'End Game'

    07/01/2015 7:55:13 AM PDT · by fwdude · 162 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 30, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Now, the real fight begins, say leaders in the LGBT movement. And it won’t be for the faint of heart. So-called “marriage equality” is not the end-game, according to the activists. It’s merely a window through which they will push for other rights, in housing, education, health care, employment and religious practice. An op-ed in the Nation, a left-of-center magazine, provided a playbook for LGBT rights activists moving forward from last Friday’s 5-4 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court proclaiming same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. In that op-ed, LGBT activists were encouraged to take the offensive against any...
  • Mixed message from same-sex marriage debate

    07/01/2015 8:30:03 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 10 replies
    theage.com.au | 6/4/2015 | Paul Sheehan
    You probably thought, as I did, that last week's same sex marriage referendum in Ireland was carried by an overwhelming 62 per cent vote majority in support of changing the constitution. In fact, only 34 per cent of the adult population voted in support of the measure. There are 3.52 million Irish citizens of voting age, and 66 per cent of them did not vote "yes". Two-thirds of the adult population either voted "no", or did not vote, or did not register to vote.
  • Most support child over (homosexual) rights: poll

    07/01/2015 8:09:03 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 24 replies
    AU.News.Yahoo.com ^ | 6/25/2015 | None given
    Australians support the right of a child to have a mother and a father over the rights of homosexuals to get married, opinion poll shows
  • Yes, I Am One of the Pod People

    07/01/2015 7:44:53 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 5 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 7/1/15 | Steve Berman
    Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance: the five stages of grief.  As a Christian, I’ve gone through these over the last few years, and now I’ve arrived at acceptance. I denied that God could remove His hand from our blessed country, America; that divorce among Christians was just as prevalent as the non-religious.  I denied that our youth were ever more questioning Christian teaching and doctrine, and were leaving the faith of their parents in droves.  I denied that the country was becoming more and more deaf to our 24/7 obsession with preaching the Gospel.  I denied that the church was...
  • Homophobes are 'American flagging’ their Facebook profile pictures as a protest against Pride

    07/01/2015 6:40:29 AM PDT · by PROCON · 49 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 1, 2015
    Last week, millions of Facebook users gave their profile pictures a rainbow makeover to celebrate the double Pride/Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling but an unpleasant backlash has begun. The translucent rainbow tool was laid on by Facebook itself, but a number of third-party apps are now offering an American flag equivalent to people opposed to gay marriage and equality in general.
  • David Harsanyi: Was I Wrong To Support Gay Marriage?

    06/30/2015 8:17:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 30, 2015 | David Harsanyi, senior editor
    If same-sex marriage is used to pummel religious Americans into submission, it will be a disaster. I’ve supported same-sex marriage ever since I first heard the idea. And when I became a political columnist in the early 2000s—despite being the “conservative” at a good-sized newspaper—I was the only one at the paper (as far as I can recall) who unequivocally backed gay marriage publicly. Though I wasn’t gullible enough to believe I’d be persuading many readers, I was gullible enough to believe that my allies in the cause were merely concerned with “equality.” As we dig out from the avalanche...
  • Justice Kennedy’s Bitter Truth - Ruling Will Unleash Legal Furies Against Those Who Disagree.

    06/30/2015 6:07:53 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 28 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 29, 2015 | William McGurn
    What can it possibly matter to you, they were asked, if two men or two women who love each other call their relationship marriage? We learned that it matters a great deal. It matters to Brendan Eich, who was forced to resign last year as CEO of the company he co-founded after it became public that he had donated $1,000 to Proposition 8, the successful California ballot measure banning same-sex marriage. It matters to Chick-fil-A, which in 2012 saw the mayors of Chicago and Boston declare the restaurant chain had no place in their cities because its chief executive held...
  • Yes, Gay Marriage Hurts Me Personally

    06/30/2015 1:41:14 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | june 30, 2015 | matt walsh
    I’ve been more concerned by the large number of self-proclaimed Christians and conservatives who’ve repeatedly informed me that the whole gay marriage issue isn’t important. “It won’t affect us,” they tell me over and over again. It’s not relevant to our lives. We aren’t hurt by it. Who cares? It’s all good. Whatevs, man. There are matters more urgent than truth and morality and the future of the human race. Like, what about the economy and stuff? I’m not proud to say it, but I feel an immense disgust for these Apathetic, Weak, Oblivious, Scared, Distracted, Impotent, Frivolous, Christians And...
  • CNN poll: 63% support Supreme Court’s ObamaCare ruling, 59% support gay-marriage ruling

    06/30/2015 12:55:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/30/2015 | AllahPundit
    It’s the first post-ruling poll I’ve seen in either case. There wasn’t much mystery about where the public was on ObamaCare subsidies — “free” money! — but there was a little suspense around the SSM decision in light of this YouGov poll last week showing a plurality of the public opposed to having the Court decide the issue. That raised the question of whether a backlash might be brewing around process. Sure, Americans support gay marriage in principle, but what happens when the judiciary wrests that issue out of the states’ hands and settles it as a matter of...
  • Does your church ban gay marriage? Then it should start paying taxes.

    06/30/2015 6:19:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 88 replies
    Fusion ^ | June 29, 2015 | Feliz Simon
    It’s difficult to see how the nationwide legalization of gay marriage could have any kind of significant negative repercussions for anybody who’s not gay. Difficult – but not impossible. Because now that the US government formally recognizes marriage equality as a fundamental right, it really shouldn’t skew the tax code so as to give millions of dollars in tax breaks to groups which remain steadfastly bigoted on the subject. I’m talking, of course, about churches.
  • Gay marriage infringes on religion by ONE route

    06/30/2015 5:39:24 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/30/15 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Freedom of religion and the government "qualified" church Last week’s Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges opens another can of worms that is driving rhetoric in a way that misdirects people from the reality of its affect on religion and the free exercise thereof. No, this does not come from a lawyer, it comes from a missionary who, for more than 20 years, has delved into the legal entities that churches have embraced, essentially transforming their structure. And the change occurred innocently by way of the non-profit organization enticement. Here are some salient points: There is only one Law...
  • Same-sex marriage impossible in Philippines – Belmonte

    06/29/2015 9:09:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Philippine Star ^ | June 30, 2015 | Jess Diaz and Christina Mendez
    MANILA, Philippines - Same-sex marriage is impossible to be legalized in the country, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said yesterday. “From the point of view of our culture, it’s an impossibility for quite some time,” he told reporters. He said he does not see Congress approving a bill allowing same sex marriage because it is against the Filipinos’ culture. “The law lives within the culture and not the other way around,” he said. In the same breath, Belmonte said he does not see efforts to have Congress pass a divorce bill succeeding. “I don’t think we are going into something like...
  • Ted Olson: ‘Not Illegal’ for Bakery to Refuse to Take Part in Gay Wedding Under SCOTUS Ruling

    06/29/2015 8:15:13 PM PDT · by GregoTX · 48 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 29, 2015 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) – Former Solicitor General Ted Olson told “Fox News Sunday” that it is “not illegal” for a bakery for instance to refuse to participate in a gay wedding under last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. “It's not illegal under this ruling,” Olson said in response to Fox News host Chris Wallace’s question about how the ruling will affect religious freedom. “There's the question – and it became hot this spring – of religious freedom. Can the proverbial baker or photographer who is selling his services openly, can he refuse to participate in a same-sex marriage...
  • Who’s ‘godless’ now? Russia says it’s U.S.

    06/29/2015 3:13:51 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 62 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jan 2014 | Marc Bennets
    MOSCOW — At the height of the Cold War, it was common for American conservatives to label the officially atheist Soviet Union a “godless nation.” More than two decades on, history has come full circle, as the Kremlin and its allies in the Russian Orthodox Church hurl the same allegation at the West. “Many Euro-Atlantic countries have moved away from their roots, including Christian values,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a recent keynote speech. “Policies are being pursued that place on the same level a multi-child family and a same-sex partnership, a faith in God and a belief in...
  • US Jews among biggest supporters of same-sex marriage, data shows

    06/29/2015 3:04:59 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 72 replies
    JTA.org ^ | 6/28/2015 | None given
    (JTA) — American Jews are among the most supportive religious groups of same-sex marriage. Some 77 percent of American Jews expressed support for same-sex marriage, according to data gathered in 2014 by the Public Religion Research Institute. Some 47 percent of American Jews polled said they “strongly favor” allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry legally, and 30 percent said they “favor” it.
  • 10/20/2014: Idaho city’s ordinance tells pastors to marry gays or go to jail

    06/29/2015 1:11:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 20, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Coeur d‘Alene, Idaho, city officials have laid down the law to Christian pastors within their community, telling them bluntly via an ordinance that if they refuse to marry homosexuals, they will face jail time and fines. The dictate comes on the heels of a legal battle with Donald and Evelyn Knapp, ordained ministers who own the Hitching Post wedding chapel in the city, but who oppose gay marriage, The Daily Caller reported. A federal judge recently ruled that the state’s ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional, while the city of Coeur d‘Alene has an ordinance that prevents discrimination based on...
  • Market Tanking - Any Correlation With the Judgement We Can Now Expect? [Vanity]

    06/29/2015 11:35:44 AM PDT · by fwdude · 53 replies
    self-published | 06/29/15 | fwdude
    At last check the market (DJI) was down 254 points after a steady decline throughout the day. US Treasury yields down 14 basis points. I know, the Greek crisis. But Who orchestrates these events beyond our understanding?
  • U.S. Homosexual “Marriage” Will Affect Other Countries

    06/29/2015 10:57:06 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 21 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    U.S. Homosexual “Marriage” Will Affect Other Countries But in a strange cover-up, big leftist media denies that the U.S. is the leader of the global homosexual movement By Julio Severo Because of the U.S. global cultural hegemony, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of homosexual “marriage” will affect other nations, and homosexual activists in many parts of the world are excited in their expectation to use the court ruling to advance their cause, according an Associated Press report. Even though large U.S. companies (Apple, Microsoft, Google, etc.) and even the U.S. government have greatly incited the trend...
  • Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich calls for compassion toward gay people

    06/29/2015 10:17:42 AM PDT · by Windy City Conservative · 42 replies
    Archbishop Blase Cupich of the Archdiocese of Chicago has asked his congregation to be compassionate toward gay people following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last week to legalize gay marriage nationwide. Cupich said in a news release that Catholic Church teachings call on members to avoid unjust discrimination of gay people. He said the respect must be real and reflective of the Church’s commitment to accept all people.
  • NBC Today host tries to CORNER Ted Cruz on his response to SCOTUS gay marriage ruling [VIDEO]

    06/29/2015 10:17:35 AM PDT · by Jane Long · 75 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | June 29, 2015 | The Right Scoop
    <p>NBC Today host - Savannah Guthrie - tries to throw gotchas at Sen Ted Cruz over his stance on the recent SCOTUS homo marriage ruling. Sen Cruz' handling of the host, and interview, are a glorious thing to see....</p>
  • What Life is Like When Children of Gay Couples Don't Matter

    06/29/2015 9:53:52 AM PDT · by Sioux-san · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/29/2015 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    ....But according to Justice Kennedy, the Fourteenth Amendment does not protect children whom gay people demand as an entitlement. Children of gays are slaves. Justice Kennedy made no reference whatsoever to the COGs who had submitted detailed amicus briefs to him. The four dissenting justices made no reference to us, either. In the eyes of the court, we do not exist. Some COGs do exist: that is, children of gays who refrain from criticizing their loss of their heritage and who cheer for the gays who control them and keep them silent. At least the latter “good” children get to...
  • American College of Pediatricians on same-sex marriage ruling: 'A tragic day for American children'

    06/29/2015 9:36:27 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 30 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6/26/2015 | Dr Susan Barry
    In a statement released Friday, the president of the American College of Pediatricians said the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage will have a significantly negative impact on children in the United States.
  • The Church's Finest Hour (Pastor Charles Lawson) (video) (How did your church respond this Sunday?)

    06/29/2015 9:31:43 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 6-28-2015 | zion4131
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlzL4OwfW8kSunday (Morning) Preaching: Jun 28 2015 Culture Wars and Supreme Court's Endorsement of Sodomite/Gay Marriages. Scripture: II Chronicles 7:14
  • Why Scalia should resign [Barf alert]

    06/29/2015 8:33:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    The Week ^ | 06/29/2015 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia should resign.That's the thought I had while reading his acid dissents in the two headline-grabbing Supreme Court cases last week, one affirming the IRS's interpretation of the Affordable Care Act, and the other discovering a right to same-sex marriage in the 14th Amendment.Scalia's considered view is that the court has usurped power from Congress in the health care law, and from the American people themselves in the marriage case.Ultimately, on the health care case, John Roberts agreed with most of the claims of the plaintiffs, but decided to rewrite the disputed clause because, as he...