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  • Some Las Vegas wedding chapels are turning away same-sex couples

    10/24/2014 8:29:20 AM PDT · by redreno · 39 replies
    http://www.latimes.com ^ | 10/24/2014 | By Jay Jones
    Although same-sex marriage became legal on Oct. 9 in Nevada, some Las Vegas wedding chapels are refusing to perform the marriages.. Those places are, the American Civil Liberties Union says, breaking the law. An ACLU official on Thursday criticized what he said are “a small number” of for-profit wedding chapel owners who are refusing to perform such ceremonies because of their religious beliefs.
  • City Threatens to Arrest Ministers Who Refuse to Perform Same-Sex Weddings

    10/20/2014 12:08:03 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/20/14 | Todd Starnes
    <p>Two Christian ministers who own an Idaho wedding chapel were told they had to either perform same-sex weddings or face jail time and up to $1,000 in fines, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court.</p> <p>Alliance Defending Freedom is representing Donald and Evelyn Knapp, two ordained ministers who own the Hitching Post Wedding Chapel in Coeur d’Alene.</p>
  • A Shameful Day for the Charlotte Observer

    10/10/2014 8:17:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2014 | Michael Brown
    In what sounded more like a gay activist screed in a high-school publication than a serious editorial in a major newspaper, the Charlotte Observer has officially declared war on people of faith and conservative moral values, mocking those who believe there is the slightest rational reason to resist the radical redefinition of marriage.Making no attempt to hide its disdain for the conservative, historic position, and gleefully mocking the views of the majority of North Carolinians, the editorial begins with three sentences ending in exclamation points – when is the last time you have seen that in a major editorial? –...
  • Argentina Freak Show. Just in Time for Family Synod,

    09/17/2014 7:35:55 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 5 replies
    Rorate ^ | 9/15/14 | New Catholic
    "..."Luisa Lucía Paz" is a man from Santiago del Estero, Argentina. A transsexual, he is a high-ranking official in a homosexual-transsexual organization activist organization that was prominent both in the approval of the law on civil same-sex marriage and the law on the change of civil names for transsexuals. After this second law was approved, some years ago, he managed to have his name officially changed to "Luisa Lucía" -- he got his new "female" ID from President Cristina Kirchner herself in the first ceremony after the law was changed (source). He had been in a counternatural relationship with José...
  • 3 Arrested At Wedding After Groom Allegedly Hits On Pregnant Reception Worker, Gets Into Fight

    09/02/2014 9:52:36 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 66 replies
    KDKA-CBS ^ | 9-1-2014 | Amy Wadas
    A woman who works for the Gateway Clipper told police the groom of the wedding party, Mark Williams, 33, was being “touchy feely” with her, while she was working nearby. She reportedly told her boyfriend the groom also tried to pour alcohol down her throat, even though she told him she was pregnant. Police say she called her boyfriend, Tyler Smith, 20, so he could come pick her up. At that time, Smith allegedly confronted Williams about his actions and a physical altercation began. Police say Williams’ brother, David Williams, 35, eventually got involved and became aggressive with police. A...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: KIDDUSHIN, 08-21-14

    08/21/2014 6:34:58 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 08-21-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:KIDDUSHIN Literally "sanctification," the Jewish marriage service and state of matrimony. Essential to the wedding is the ring ceremony, in which the groom places the ring on the forefinger of the bride's right hand and says, "Behold thou art consecrated unto me, according to the law of Moses and of Israel." The ceremony takes place under a Huppah or (canopy), symbolizing the new home to which the groom is taking the bride. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Here comes the bride... A beaming Cheryl Hines marries Robert Kennedy Jr

    08/03/2014 4:06:16 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 80 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | August 2, 2014 | Sharon Churcher and Sara Nathan
    Complete Headline; Here comes the bride... HOURS late and in a very summery cocktail gown: A beaming Cheryl Hines marries Robert Kennedy Jr in a star-studded ceremony after rain causes chaos at family compound Robert F. Kennedy Jr. tied the knot with actress Cheryl Hines Saturday afternoon in a star-studded, heavily guarded event attended by hundreds of their friends and family. In front of a crowd including matriarch Ethel Kennedy, RFK Jr. and Cheryl said I Do at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts - after massive headaches caused by the horrible weather. [Snip] Ted Kennedy Jr led the...
  • McDonald’s in Hong Kong Is Available for Weddings, Receptions and Bridal Showers

    07/19/2014 1:32:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    We think Cheryl Cole’s missed a trick with her quickie wedding on Macaroni Beach in Mustique. Just look at what she could have had – her very own McWedding (Drive Thru or marry in). Yes, McDonald’s has the answer for all those normcore brides out there. Well, at least the ones willing to travel to Hong Kong. The fast food chain has been slowly expanding its wedding party program since 2011 and now boasts 11 restaurants that double up as budget wedding venues, all in Hong Kong. And not only can you have the wedding ceremony there, they’ll also host...
  • The Rudeness of Registries

    06/23/2014 7:54:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2014 | Jeff Jacoby
    I'VE ALWAYS taken a dim view of wedding gift registries, on the principle that greed is bad and greed masquerading as courtesy is worse. But I relented, just for a moment, when I read about the public's reaction after learning that Jon Meis, the Seattle Pacific University student who disarmed a killer during a school shooting, would be getting married this month. Grateful strangers not only bought up every item for which Meis and his fiancée had registered, but also donated $50,000 to pay for their honeymoon and other expenses. The upwelling of generosity was heartwarming. Yet gift registries in...
  • Tennessee woman defends walking down the aisle with baby on train of wedding dress

    06/02/2014 1:23:31 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 26 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | June 2, 2014
    A Tennessee woman has fired back at critics for the unusual way she included her baby daughter in her recent wedding. Shona Carter-Brooks, of Jackson, Tenn., secured her 1-month-old daughter on the train of her wedding dress as she walked down the aisle. Carter Brooks, who married Johnathan Brooks at the Elam Baptist Church in Ripley, Tenn., last weekend, walked down the aisle with her daughter dragging behind wrapped in the enormous amount of material on her David's Bridal dress by Vera Wang, according to her Facebook page. A company spokeswoman told The News it was not actually a Vera...
  • Workaround for Christian Businesses

    05/30/2014 4:04:08 PM PDT · by Talisker · 40 replies
    May 30, 2014
    As I’ve mentioned before, the laws requiring Christians to do things like bake wedding cakes or do photography for homosexual weddings are corporate laws. That’s how these laws are implemented - corporations have privileges granted by the State for the benefit of the State, as the State sees fit. So if Christians sue, what they have to argue before the Court is how it benefits the State to allow their incorporated business to not do work for homosexual marriage. That’s the legal reality. That’s not my opinion, that’s what the Courts are actually ruling on. Given that, there is a...
  • How I Predict Divorce Based on the Wedding Cake

    05/30/2014 7:00:51 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 67 replies
    Kevin A. Thompson ^ | Apr 12, 2013 | Kevin A. Thompson
    As a pastor who regularly performs weddings, I can tell that some couples are more likely to divorce than others. It’s not most evident in pre-marital counseling or private comments made before the service. I can’t see it as the vows are said or rings exchanged. It’s not even in the kiss. As a pastor, I can predict the likelihood of divorce based on how the wedding cake is exchanged. I’ve been performing wedding ceremonies since I was 18. One of the first ceremonies I performed was pretty routine. Everything went without a hitch until it came time for the...
  • Marriage: It's Complicated

    05/14/2014 4:35:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 14, 2014 | John Stossel
    It's wedding season! More Americans get married in June than in other months. Why June? The timing seems pretty arbitrary if you look up its history. Some claim it's because June was named after Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage. Others say it's because in the 1500s, people took their annual bath in May, which meant they probably smelled best around this time of year. (Be thankful for modern times.) A third and more plausible explanation: If a bride got pregnant in June, she wouldn't be too big during summer to help with growing and harvesting food. Whatever the reason...
  • Online Wedding: First 'Skype' Marriage Performed in Saudi

    05/01/2014 2:05:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, May 01, 2014
    A Saudi man studying in the United States married a girl in the Gulf Kingdom through the advanced Skype video communication system and a newspaper said it was the first “Skype” marriage to be performed in the conservative Gulf Kingdom. Sheikh Fawaz Al Nafeei conducted the marriage rites at the bride’s home in the western Saudi town of Kharma after getting approval from the couple’s families and the groom through Skype, Okaz Arabic language daily said. “At first I was surprised when they asked me to consummate the marriage this way…but then I agreed because it does not contradict with...
  • W.Va. Woman Shot and Killed after Argument Over Designated Driver

    04/25/2014 4:50:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    WSAZ ^ | staff
    NEW BRIGHTON, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a Pennsylvania bride allegedly fatally shot her niece after an argument that took place during a wedding party. Police allege that 30-year-old Christina George-Harvan of Conway used her husband's handgun to shoot 21-year-old Katelyn "Kaytee" Francis of Fairmont, West Virginia during Thursday night argument in a New Brighton bar. That's about 30 miles north of Pittsburgh.
  • Civil Defence Moves in to Save Wedding

    04/14/2014 1:37:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, April 14, 2014
    Used generators to restore power after sandstormA Saudi bridegroom had to call the civil defence to save his wedding after a sandstorm disrupted power and threatened the concert. Civil defence units rushed to the wedding in Darma town, 60 km south of the capital Riyadh, and used their generators to supply power to the place for three hours. “Our men used generators to restore power for three hours to the couple will go ahead with their wedding,” civil defence spokesman Major Mohammed Al Hammadi said, quoted by the Saudi news network Al Arabiya.
  • Hallelujah! Irish priest’s incredible surprise during couple’s wedding leaves bride in tears

    04/12/2014 5:04:51 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 63 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 09 April 2014
    A priest stunned an Irish couple by breaking out into song with a surprise rendition of Hallelujah at their wedding, leaving the bride crying with joy. Father Ray Kelly surprised Chris and Leah O'Kane with the note-perfect performance during their marriage ceremony at Oldcastle, Meath in Ireland. The video of Father Kelly's heartwarming performance was then uploaded to Youtube on Monday making the priest an internet hit after having 240,000 viewings in just two days.
  • Watch a priest leave this bride and groom speechless—and in tears

    04/09/2014 4:45:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 41 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | April 9, 2014 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    I’ve never seen anything quite like this. And I’ll wager you haven’t either.From the Christian Post: SonLight Music Ministry had just finished what sounded like a beautiful rendition of “Be Thou My Vision” when Father Ray Kelly again took the mic at the wedding of Chris and Leah O’Kane. But instead of closing the ceremony as planned, the priest unleashed a big surprise for the couple that’s destined for the pantheon of wedding viral videos.It’s not a joke or a slip-up, but a performance of epic proportions. A backing track mysteriously begins and Father Kelly launches into a rewritten version...
  • Cigarette a culprit in 3-alarm wedding venue fire

    04/07/2014 6:18:27 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    AP ^ | April 6, 2014
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A firefighter says a cigarette tossed onto mulch may have caused a destructive fire at a popular wedding venue in Foxborough. Deputy Fire Chief Steven Bagley tells The Boston Globe (http://b.globe.com/1q9bTxR ) that the fire at the Lakeview Pavilion on Saturday night then spread to the building.
  • UNBELIEVABLE: Watch a Marriage Collapse in 30 Seconds

    04/06/2014 12:46:01 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 48 replies
    The Clash Daily ^ | 04/06/2014 | Clash Daily
    Women Texting During Her WeddingThis is typically not what you would expect to see at a wedding. Do you think this could b a warning sign of the things to come?
  • Couple who were seriously injured in Boston Marathon bombing get married in a fairytale wedding...

    04/05/2014 3:00:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 09:01 EST, 5 April 2014 | Joel Christie
    Nearly one year after they were both seriously injured in the Boston Marathon attack, Rebekah Gregory and Pete DiMartino were married on Friday, following many tough months of recovery. The couple said 'I do' on a 19th-century estate in North Carolina, with the bride slowly walking down the aisle using a special crutch for her left leg, which may soon be amputated due to the severity of her wounds. She was guided by her father, Tim, and son Noah, six, down a bed of pink-and yellow-hued rose petals to her awaiting groom, NBC News reported. Sniffles were heard throughout the...
  • Dubai-Based Indian Groom's Wedding Called Off Over 'Wrong' Biryani

    03/14/2014 2:24:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, March 14, 2014
    =A wedding was called off in the Indian city of Bangalore over serving the wrong biryani (a meat and rice dish). The groom of the wedding that did not happen, works in Dubai. The groom's family wanted to be served mutton/lamb biryani during the wedding. However, they were served chicken biryani and the switch infuriated them, which led to a massive falling out between the two groups and finally the wedding was called off by the fiesty bride, according to a report in The Times of India. The marriage could not take place in the mosque in Bangalore even though...
  • Can We Have a Priest and a Non-Catholic Minister at Our Wedding?

    03/07/2014 2:59:34 AM PST · by Weiss White · 20 replies
    Canon Law Made Easy ^ | March 6, 2014 | Cathy Caridi, J.C.L.
    Q1: I’m Catholic and my fiancé is from a devout Lutheran family. They weren’t too pleased when I told them our wedding has to take place in a Catholic church…. Is it permissible for us under canon law to have a wedding ceremony in my parish church, and have his Lutheran minister “co-marry” us there, alongside the Catholic priest? I asked my pastor and he said no, but I couldn’t tell if he refused because that’s actually the law, or if he just didn’t like the idea. –Christina Q2: My Jewish girlfriend and I want to get married, and both...
  • Gay Wedding Cakes, Religious Freedom and the Return of Slavery in America

    03/04/2014 11:53:36 AM PST · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-04-14 | Vince
    The most common definition of a slave is: A person who is the property of and wholly subject to another. There is another definition however: A person entirely under the domination of some influence or person. Slavery has been outlawed in the US for 150 years, but some people want to bring it back… but not necessarily in the form you might think. Uncle Sam of course is not a master and citizens are not his slaves. The government – at least not the government defined in the Constitution – doesn’t have the right to tell Americans who they have...
  • Police report: Fight didn’t ruin Las Vegas wedding reception; gunshots did

    02/18/2014 7:22:13 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | February 18, 2014 | Brian Nordli
    It was, Peter Andrade told his girlfriend, “somebody’s special day, and I don’t want to ruin it by fighting here.” A Metro Police arrest report released today indicates Andrade made good on the promise not to fight at the wedding reception Saturday night in Las Vegas. Instead, however, police say Andrade shot five people during postnuptial celebration before he was arrested. Police arrested Andrade, 24, on four counts of attempted murder with a deadly weapon. He also faces one count each of battery with a deadly weapon resulting in substantial bodily harm, discharging a firearm within an occupied structure, carrying...
  • Planned Parenthood Tweets Valentine Day Message With Condom Replacing Wedding Ring

    02/14/2014 9:17:21 AM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | February 14, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    Planned Parenthood’s president has already told the women of America that they need abortions on Valentine’s Day rather than flowers or a fancy dinner.Now, the Maryland affiliate of the nation’s biggest abortion company is telling women they need condoms instead of a wedding ring. In the days leading up to Valentine’s Day today, Planned Parenthood Maryland tweeted out a picture of a box that would normally contain a wedding ring, replaced with a condom.The picture contains the message, “Will you be my birth control?”That’s typical for Planned Parenthood: all sex, no relationship. Two more days until Valentine’s Day! #ValentinesDay #BirthControl...
  • Most Poorly Planned Wedding Ever (LOL Video)

    01/29/2014 6:23:47 AM PST · by doug from upland · 15 replies
    digg video ^ | orig 2011
    THIS VIDEO WAS A GOOD MORNING LAUGH
  • Video: 'Penguin Dance' Snowballs Into Family Fight at Wedding

    01/26/2014 10:39:47 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, January 26, 2014
    Bride’s family protests dance by groom’s relatives during weddingA wedding in Saudi Arabia quickly snowballed into a scuffle between the families of the groom and his bride after relatives and friends of the groom infuriated their opponents by performing the famous ‘penguin dance’, a newspaper said on Sunday. Relatives and guests began to pour into the massive wedding hall in the eastern Saudi town of Dammam when a heated argument erupted before it led to a scuffle between the relatives of the groom and his bride. Friends and other guests intervened and managed to end the fight that threatened to...
  • Pressure to have fantasy wedding threatening marriage, warns Rowan Williams

    01/13/2014 5:42:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | January 11, 2014 | John Bingham
    The growing pressure on couples to have a “perfect” wedding has become one of the biggest threats to marriage itself, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Williams, has warned. He told an audience which included a clutch of divorce lawyers that young people are now faced with an “immense” offensive by advertisers and others driven by profit to have a showy and expensive day - often to the detriment of their relationship itself. Getting married, he said, had become an “experience” to be marketed, rather than simply a public declaration of commitment. It has, he added, turned weddings into “massively...
  • Wedding music and other difficulties….

    08/11/2012 1:27:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | August 10, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Most priests, if they are lucky and smart, have a trained music director or organist to whom they can refer the Bride (sometimes with the groom) to finalize music for weddings. Then he can refer them and avoid a ton of trouble. Yet, occasionally he has to duck for cover when the flak from the battle between bride and organist gets thick.Don’t get me wrong, everything generally goes fine and most brides and grooms are just fine. But every now and then, there’s a bride (and sometimes a groom) who are the irresistible force that meet the immoveable object (i.e....
  • A Beautiful Tradition that Ought to Spread? (repurposing the wedding gown)

    07/02/2012 3:06:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 52 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | July 1, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I’m about to venture into dangerous territory. It is territory that is doubly dangerous because it has to do with women’s fashions, AND weddings, two areas where men should never seek to render any opinion whatsoever. I don’t know if it helps to point out that the idea I am about to brook came from a woman, but in case it helps, I offer this character witness on my behalf.Even more dangerously I am going to suggest something about THE most critical aspect of wedding fashions: “The Dress,” as in, “The WEDDING DRESS.” Yes, I must go delicately into that...
  • The Bridegroom Comes! A reflection on the Great Wedding Feast That Christmas Brings

    12/20/2013 2:23:34 AM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12/19/2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The coming of Christ at Christmas was as an infant. And thus we don’t usually think of wedding imagery related to the First coming of Jesus.  Yet, since the first coming of Christ is certainly fulfilled, we now focus more on his Second coming, of which the first coming is a sacramental reminder.Thus, in Advent our longing and thrill are also and essentially  directed to his glorious second coming. And now Mother Church, the New Jerusalem, our Mother looks for her groom Jesus to come again all his glory:I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of...
  • Baker says he’d rather go to jail after judge orders him to bake cakes for gay ‘weddings’

    12/11/2013 3:10:11 PM PST · by NYer · 149 replies
    Life Site News ^ | December 11, 2013 | KIRSTEN ANDERSEN
    DENVER, December 11, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Denver cake baker who was ordered by a judge last week to service same-sex “weddings” or face punishing fines has told Fox News that he would rather shut down his business and serve jail time than violate his beliefs and play a role in facilitating gay nuptials. In an interview with Fox’s Elisabeth Hasselbeck, cake maker Jack Phillips said, “You know, [I’ll serve jail time if] that’s what it takes.  It’s not like I have chosen this team or that team. This is who I am, it’s what I believe.” “Does becoming a...
  • Bride charged wedding to employer's credit cards, police say

    11/28/2013 3:16:07 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    WPEC-Ch. 12 ^ | November 27, 2013 | Scott Smith
    PORT ST. LUCIE — Something old, something new, something borrowed — credit cards used to charge a $50,000 wedding, police say — left a bride facing fraud and grand theft charges. La'Reese Michelle Darville, 31, was jailed Monday after she told detectives she charged bills for her June wedding at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to credit cards belonging to her employers, who include her father. Darville told detectives she intended to repay the full amount. Police were tipped to the case by one of the owners of Partners III Pawn Shop in Port St. Lucie, who got...
  • 'Longest married couple' to mark 81st anniversary

    11/20/2013 9:30:08 PM PST · by lowbridge · 5 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | November 20, 2013
    John and Ann Betar eloped on Nov. 25, 1932, fleeing their close-knit Syrian neighborhood in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and driving as fast as they could to Harrison, New York, to avoid Ann's father's plans to marry her off to a man 20 years older. Now, as their 81st wedding anniversary approaches on Monday, the couple, named on Valentine's Day by Worldwide Marriage Encounter as 2013's "longest married couple" in America, can only laugh as they look back on the commotion they caused. "Everyone was hopping mad, and my wife's aunt consoled my father-in-law by telling him not to worry, the marriage...
  • Stipends and Sacraments

    11/07/2013 2:31:36 PM PST · by Weiss White · 10 replies
    Canon Law Made Easy ^ | November 7, 2013 | Cathy Caridi, J.C.L.
    Q1: I’m going to be a bridesmaid in my friend’s wedding… she and her fiancé met with the pastor to discuss the wedding preparations, and he insisted they have to pay the parish a hefty sum in order to get married there. They were horrified, because it feels like the priest is blackmailing them, if they don’t pay it, they can’t get married! Can a priest actually charge fees for marrying people? –Caitlin Q2: My elderly mother mailed a check to [some missionary priests] and asked them to celebrate a Mass for my late father. They returned the check and...
  • Pelosi, World Leaders in Attendance at Soros’ Nuptials

    09/22/2013 6:31:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 22 Sep 2013 08:48 AM | Audrey Hudson
    Billionaire and Democratic Party financier George Soros got married Saturday and celebrated the nuptials with hundreds of his closest friends, including corporate executives, world leaders, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. …Soros, 83, married Tamiko Bolton, a healthcare consultant who is nearly half his age. She is his third wife. …
  • Photographer Flies His Drone Camera Into the Groom’s Head During a Bridal Shoot

    08/16/2013 8:46:21 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 17 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | August 16, 2013 | Michael Zhang
    Looking to incorporate drone photography and videography into your wedding photo packages? Make sure you’re a pro at flying the drone before getting it anywhere near your clients.
  • Business owners threatened, face legal action for refusing to rent facility for gay ‘wedding

    08/12/2013 7:03:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    Life Site ^ | Ben Johnson
    GRIMES, IA, August 12, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Christian couple is facing a state complaint, business cancellations, and vulgar, harassing, and threatening e-mail messages after refusing to rent out a business facility for a gay “wedding.” Dick and Betty Odgaard said they could not in good conscience allow a homosexual couple to use their business, the Görtz Haus Gallery, to conduct the ceremony itself. Betty Odgaard Betty Odgaard “To us, [marriage] is a sacrament,” Betty Odgaard said, that exists only “between a man and woman.” She told Billy Hallowell of The Blaze their rejection was “totally a faith-based issue,” adding...
  • Hint: It rhymes with bash - Please come to our wedding: RSVP with cash

    08/11/2013 6:04:39 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 50 replies
    Maclean's ^ | August 9, 2013 | Kate Lunau
    Kristen De Filippis recently had an argument with her aunt and mom about what makes an appropriate wedding gift. “They said, ‘You have to give at least $100 [cash] or more,’ ” says De Filippis, 38, who lives in Toronto. “I was like, the whole thing is insane. It should come down to what you can afford.” De Filippis loves her big Italian family, but wedding season isn’t cheap. It’s standard to give gifts at the engagement party and the shower, and an envelope on the big day. “With the older generation, if you don’t give a certain amount, you’re...
  • ‘[Redacted] Racist Sons of B*****s From Hell’: Wedding Venue Gets Threats, Fears Shut Down After

    08/09/2013 1:55:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 93 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/9/13 | Billy Hallowell
    Another business is facing retribution for declining service to a same-sex couple. Betty and Dick Odgaard, owners of Görtz Haus Gallery in Grimes, Iowa, are catching the ire of gay rights advocates after they declined offering their venue to Lee Stafford and his fiance Jared. Now the owners, who are Christians, are receiving vicious and threatening emails and phone calls — and they fear that their business could shut down because of the fierce reaction. It was less than one week ago that the Lee and Jared entered Görtz Haus looking for additional information about holding their wedding there. After...
  • Dying Jeannette boy serves as parents’ best man (must be excerpted)

    08/04/2013 12:30:39 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 9 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | August 3 | Renatta Signorini
    Christine Swidorsky walked slowly toward her bridegroom, carrying the couple's precious best man. She struggled to hold back tears as she held 2-year-old Logan, his medical equipment and a bouquet of orange and yellow flowers... On July 26, doctors told his parents that Logan has a few weeks to live.
  • Who paid for Anthony Weiner's wedding?

    07/30/2013 7:43:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/30/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    You've got to hand it to Anthony Weiner and Human Abedin; they seem to have a real knack for getting other people to pay for their lavish lifestyle. Not only do they live in a $3.3 million Manhattan apartment owned by a Hillary supporter, they appear to have had their lavish wedding (estimated cost: a quarter million bucks!) paid for somebody else. And because Weiner failed to disclose this gift, he may face criminal sanctions. Charles C. Johnson of the Daily Caller reports: Anthony Weiner may have violated federal law when he failed to disclose his lavish six-figure wedding...
  • When Life Hits You Like a Roundhouse Kick

    07/30/2013 1:58:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    Sometimes life hits you like a roundhouse kick, reminding you about what really matters. That happened to me this past week with the life, bravery and fighting spirit of 35-year-old Jen Bulik. I was just about to continue my series on Thomas Jefferson and public education, when I read Jen's story. (I'll pick up that series again in two weeks, after I highlight another amazing story of sacrifice and leadership.) Last December, Jen went to her doctor with a cough, and the young hairdresser was diagnosed with pneumonia. When the cough persisted, doctors ran more tests and discovered that Jen...
  • The Dance of The Groom and The Bride

    07/22/2013 9:54:59 PM PDT · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 7-22-13 | Jedediah
    You are always on my mind , As you inhibit mankind, For there can be no hint of you , Just Me through and through ~ ~ ~ A justice of true love, An eternal bond Hand ~ Ring and Dove , My Spirit and you "AS ONE", My Signet seal pressed into The Father's Will "DONE" , So ALL of us are woven together into Heaven's Tapestry "8" , The dance of The Groom and Bride is heavenly, The Father's GRACE you in Me , Together "AS ONE" with ALL 3 , Song of Songs 6:1-9 Friends 6 Where...
  • Photo of Marine and his bride praying before wedding goes viral [PHOTO]

    06/14/2013 3:37:56 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 47 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6-14-2013 | Taylor Bigler
    A simple image of a Lynchburg, Va., Marine and his bride praying before their wedding has gone viral. In the photo, Bre and Josh Curtas are seen holding hands from around a corner so that the groom cannot see the bride. According to Bre, who started a Tumblr account after the photo went viral, the future husband and wife were were praying for their marriage. “My husband prayed that God would bless our marriage, that through thick or thin together we would never lose hope in one another,” she wrote. “That instead of focusing on each others imperfections we would...
  • The tender moment a groom reassures his nervous wife-to-be in prayer

    06/13/2013 10:54:27 PM PDT · by rawhide · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6-13-13 | Sadie Whitelocks
    The tender moment a groom reassures his nervous wife-to-be in prayer - without catching a glimpse of her wedding dress. Weddings prove stressful for many couples, with the honeymoon offering a much welcome escape. But one candid shot of a bride and groom shows how they successfully managed to steal a moment of peace amidst the fray of their big day. The groom is seen sitting around the corner to uphold the tradition of not seeing the bride in her bridal gown. Mrs Curtas, 23, told the Daily News that she was frantically fussing over her hair and make-up in...
  • Beautiful Picture: Prayer Before a Wedding

    06/08/2013 2:43:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 46 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | June 8, 2013 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    Since we’re in the middle of wedding season, now seems a good time to post this picture, which apparently caused a sensation when it first appeared online a few months ago. This blog post, by the bride, explains the story behind it: she and her groom holding hands in prayer moments before their wedding, trying not to catch a glimpse of each other before the ceremony: Right around the corner sat my soon to be husband, I so was nervous he might see me yet secretly hoping to catch a glimpse of him. In my excited state I was the...
  • Colo. gay discrimination alleged over wedding cake

    06/06/2013 2:33:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 70 replies
    AP ^ | 6/6/2013 | IVAN MORENO
    A gay couple is pursuing a discrimination complaint against a Colorado bakery, saying the business refused them a wedding cake to honor their Massachusetts ceremony, and alleging that the owners have a history of turning away same-sex couples. As more states move to legalize same-sex marriage and civil unions, the case highlights a growing tension between gay rights advocates and supporters of religious freedom. "Religious freedom is a fundamental right in America and it's something that we champion at the ACLU," said Mark Silverstein, the legal director of the group in Colorado, which filed the complaint on behalf of the...
  • The Next Wedding I Perform

    04/01/2013 6:57:48 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 35 replies
    steadfastlutherans.org ^ | April 1, 2013 | Charles Henrickson
    The Next Wedding I PerformOne of the neat things that we pastors get to do is to perform weddings. What a thrill it is to see a young couple declare their love before the world and to be part of their special day! And so it’s with great excitement and emotion that I will be performing a wedding this weekend. I have been asked to do the honors for a young couple I know up in Iowa, friends of the family. Steven and his partner Adam have been in a loving, committed relationship for over three months now, and since...