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  • Social Conservatives Were Right All Along

    07/29/2015 1:39:52 PM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 16 replies
    Renew America ^ | July 28, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    The Good Book says, "...be sure your sin will find you out," and this is a lesson that the monsters at Planned Parenthood have been learning for the past three weeks. Caught on camera, these hideous harvesters of human life have been exposed to the whole world as the fiends they are, talking about "gentler" techniques for murdering babies so that they don't "crunch" the organs of tiny unborn children, so they can sell them for profits euphemistically disguised as "reimbursements." The fact that I could even write a sentence like that is definitive proof that America is infected with...
  • Lawmakers to Kerry: Yank Visas for Diplomats’ Spouses from Countries that Don’t Allow Gay Spouses

    07/28/2015 7:04:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/28/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    One hundred and twenty-five members of Congress asked Secretary of State John Kerry in a letter Monday to deny visas to diplomats’ spouses if the envoys come from a country that doesn’t recognize same-sex spouses of State Department personnel. House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) led the letter, which got one GOP signature — Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), who has a transgender son. The lawmakers argued that countries not granting accreditation to same-sex spouses of American foreign service...
  • Why Are ‘Customers’ So Angry About This New Book on Marriage and Religious Freedom?

    07/25/2015 8:08:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 19, 2015 | Marguerite Bowling
    Is the debate about marriage over after the Supreme Court’s June decision to redefine marriage in all fifty states? That’s what some Amazon.com reviewers are insisting after a new book was released last week. The book, “Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom,” is a roadmap from Ryan Anderson, a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, on how the conservative movement can move forward in promoting marriage and protecting religious freedom after the Supreme Court’s ruling. “I wrote this book for all Americans. For those who disagree with me, to at least understand the viewpoint of roughly...
  • Brittney Griner accused wife of cheating on her with men

    07/23/2015 7:04:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Brittney Griner filed to have her marriage to fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson annulled last month, claiming that the union was based on “fraud and duress” and that Johnson pressured her into it. Griner also suspected that Johnson was cheating on her. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Griner says she discovered in April that Johnson had been texting with her ex-boyfriend. She says she never would have married Johnson if she suspected something was still going on between Johnson and the man.
  • Poll: Huge drop in support for gay mirage

    07/23/2015 1:16:55 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 39 replies
    ThePulse2016.com ^ | 7/16/2015 | Maggie Gallagher
    When the Supreme Court rules, Americans normally respond by increasing support for the decision. But a new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows gay marriage advocates have not sealed the deal with the American people. The poll received attention under the heading: “Over 60 percent of Republicans oppose court on gay marriage”.
  • Kenyan Pastors to Obama: Don't Bring 'The Gay Talk' Here

    07/23/2015 5:01:30 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 10 replies
    CBN News ^ | July 22, 2015 | George Thomas
    NAIROBI, Kenya -- President Barack Obama heads to Kenya this week for a global economic summit. It will be Obama's first visit as president to his father's homeland. While some hope the trip will bring closer ties between our two countries, there's one subject many Kenyans don't want the president to talk about: gay rights and same-sex marriage. The streets are already buzzing in anticipation of his arrival, with polls showing Obama enjoys widespread popularity among Kenyans. "I think this is a guy who really appreciates his roots," said one resident of the capital city. "Because he is our brother,...
  • Stockton police Lt Toby Will placed on leave after sending anti-gay marriage letter to local paper

    07/18/2015 3:18:30 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 17 replies
    NBCnews.com ^ | 7/17/2015 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    A high-ranking California police lieutenant has been placed on leave after he sent a newspaper a letter condemning the legalization of same-sex marriage nationwide. He signed the letter with his rank and employer — and the newspaper editor says that's how he wanted it to appear in print.
  • Scorned Christian Bakery Breaks Online Fundraising Record

    07/18/2015 2:45:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Sweet Cakes by Melissa owners Aaron and Melissa Klein had the audacity to defend their religious beliefs two years ago, and they suffered mightily. When a lesbian couple, Laurel and Rachel Bowman-Cryer, requested a cake from the Oregon-based Christian bakers for their wedding, the latter politely declined because doing so would violate the religious edicts they so strongly follow. The Kleins’ religiously motivated decision prompted the gay couple to sue, and the Oregon labor commissioner ruled that the Kleins would have to shell out $135,000 in damages. Thanks to Americans who still cherish religious freedom, however, it appears this Christian family...
  • Sad Missouri county to fly flags at below half-mast over gay marriage ruling

    07/15/2015 4:59:39 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 26 replies
    Pitch.com ^ | 7/13/2015 | David Hudnall
    Dent County is a place in southeast Missouri where about 15,000 people live. Today, the County Commission there voted unanimously — unanimously! — to fly the flags at the courthouse and judicial building below half-mast on the 26th day of every single month between now and June 2016.
  • How liberalism became an intolerant dogma

    07/14/2015 4:12:57 PM PDT · by NRx · 17 replies
    The Week ^ | 07-11-2015 | Damon Linker
    At the risk of sounding like Paul Krugman — who returns to a handful of cherished topics over and over again in his New York Times column — I want to revisit one of my hobby horses, which I most recently raised in my discussion of Hobby Lobby. My own cherished topic is this: Liberalism's decline from a political philosophy of pluralism into a rigidly intolerant dogma. The decline is especially pronounced on a range of issues wrapped up with religion and sex. For a time, electoral self-interest kept these intolerant tendencies in check, since the strongly liberal position on...
  • Will Marriage Dissidents Be Treated As Bigots Or Pro-Lifers?

    07/14/2015 8:09:10 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 14, 2015 | Ryan T. Anderson
    With its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court has brought the sexual revolution to its apex—a redefinition of our civilization’s primordial institution, cutting its link to procreation and declaring sex differences meaningless. The court has usurped the authority of the people, working through the democratic process, to define marriage. And it has shut down debate just as we were starting to hear new voices—gay people who agree that children need their mother and their father, and children of same-sex couples who wish they knew both their mom and dad. If the polls are right, there has also been...
  • County Clerks Resign Nationwide After Gay Marriage Ruling

    07/13/2015 1:14:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/13/15 | Kristine Marsh
    County clerks across the country are resigning after the June 29 Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage. Just a few days after the monumental ruling, an entire county clerk office in Tennessee resigned. Decatur County Clerk Gwen Pope and both of her deputy assistants, Sharon Bell and Mickey Butler, resigned, saying the order clashed with their religious beliefs. All three were long-time employees of the clerk’s office. Pope told The Jackson Sun they didn’t want to make the news. "It's kind of sort of like you don't want to draw attention to yourself for any reason," she said. "That's...
  • What do progressives ultimately want?

    07/12/2015 11:02:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Newsday ^ | July 11, 2015 | William F. B. O'Reilly, Republican consultant
    I don't get it. I honestly don't. Call me an idiot; declare me obtuse. I can't figure out the long game of the American left. I've been struggling with the thought for a while. But the answer isn't forthcoming. I don't mean to insult. I'm genuinely asking for clues. The progressive outlook seems negative. Everyone's being cheated. Everything's unfair. And offensive. Especially that. I've lived in this country for 52 years. I never knew it was such a cynical place. Instead of seeking ways to move the nation forward, spiritually and economically, the political left is on an inequity hunt....
  • Liberals & LGBT Activists Set Sights On Christian Churches To Remove Tax Exempt Status

    07/12/2015 4:29:16 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 69 replies
    Outcast Radio ^ | 7/12/2015 | Alex Thomas
    In the weeks since the historic Supreme Court ruling that recognized same-sex marriage as a “fundamental right” many leftist commentators and LGBT activists have turned their sights on Christians. From attacks on bakery owners who refused to bake cakes for same-sex weddings to daily attacks on all things Christianity, the hard left has made it clear that they are far from done with their “culture war” and will not be happy until anyone that disagrees with them is completely silenced. Now, in what can be described as the opening silo in another round of the war on Christianity, LGBT activist...
  • The Turning Point: Lawless “Gay Marriage”

    07/10/2015 8:25:23 PM PDT · by massmike · 6 replies
    http://massresistance.com/ ^ | 07/10/2015 | Amy L. Contrada
    Much has been written on the unconstitutionality and irrationality of the Supreme Court’s Obergefell “same-sex marriage” opinion. Will Governors and officials around the country kowtow to the Court and allow lawless same-sex marriage in states where it was banned? Will they imitate the disgraceful Massachusetts model? Will citizens allow this to happen? The turning point for the radical effort to impose “same-sex marriage” (SSM) on the country was the 2003 Goodridge case in Massachusetts. There, the homosexual activists pioneered using the courts to circumvent the democratic lawmaking process and took advantage of an ambitious Governor to implement their dream. In...
  • How Should Devout Christians Treat Their Gay Neighbors?

    07/10/2015 9:07:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/10/2015 | Clem Boyd
    As I scan the societal landscape I see that acceptance of homosexual identity and behavior, and same-sex marriage has grown. I now find my biblical point of view is the minority perspective. If a well-known Christian says that homosexual lust and sexual activity is a sin, even if that person urges kindness and respect for all, words like "hater" and "bigot" are tossed around rather freely. And then, in the midst of all this, Jesus calls me to love my neighbor, which includes those who identify as homosexuals. I can offhandedly note to myself and others that God's accepting, forgiving...
  • Phinneous the Leader

    07/10/2015 7:55:26 AM PDT · by Phinneous · 5 replies
    (his FB site) | Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Denburg
    This is the post in its entirety. Sorry of not formatted. Not sure if the FB is open to all: PINCHAS vs. NEWSPEAK aka The GAY MARRIAGE Debate Balak, King of Moav had failed, and so the Jews marched on. His sorcerer for hire, Bilaam, then came up with Plan B. Seduce them, lower their moral standards. He was successful. Now the Jews marched to a different tune. They traded, “Do you feel G-d?” to “Does it feel good?” A plague broke out and thousands died. One man turned the tide. Pinchas. For his bravery, G-d granted Pinchas immunity from...
  • Relationship "Experts": Gay Marriages Are Superior to Heterosexual Marriages (Long article)

    07/09/2015 12:21:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 9, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Have you heard this? By the way, it's true. It is being said that gay marriage is superior to heterosexual marriage. I can't believe we're even using language that signifies the difference, but, anyways, we have to. The militant gay community says that gay marriage is superior because they get to pick their children via adoption. Therefore, they -- having chosen the exact kind of child they want-- have a much better chance at raising that child than a hetero couple who simply have to deal with whatever the sperm and the egg produce. Do not doubt me on...
  • With Threats, Bakers Who Refused to Make Lesbian Wedding Cake Warned to Do This (Pay Up) by Monday

    07/09/2015 7:46:17 AM PDT · by xzins · 234 replies
    CBN ^ | 7/9/2015 | TODD STARNES
    Two Christian bakers who refused to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding have been ordered to pay $135,000 in damages by July 13 or else the state of Oregon could place a lien on their home. Aaron and Melissa Klein, the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, were punished by the state's Bureau of Labor and Industry (BOLI) for unlawfully discriminating against a same-sex couple. The Kleins, who are devout evangelical Christians, argued that baking the cake would be a violation of their religious beliefs. The BOLI ruling ordered the mom-and-pop bakers to pay $135,000 to the lesbian couple....
  • Judge Issues Statement After Refusing To Marry Same Sex Couple

    07/08/2015 5:57:43 PM PDT · by knarf · 50 replies
    (exurpt)"On Monday, July 6, I declined to marry a non-traditional couple during my duties assignment. The declination was based upon my personal and Christian beliefs established over many years. I apologize to the couple for the delay they experienced and wish them the best. The court has implemented a process whereby same-sex marriages will be accommodated. I will continue to perform traditional marriages during my duties assignment. I am also seeking advisory opinion from the Supreme Court of Ohio at this time as to whether or not I can opt out of the rotation. Upon receipt of the advisory opinion...
  • 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 · 129 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 · 248 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...