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  • The Coming Christian Revolt

    07/19/2014 4:26:54 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 49 replies
    BarbWire ^ | July 19, 2014 | Matt Barber
    From behind a smoking sniper rifle high atop his ivory tower peers the secular-”progressive.” He surveys his many victims, strewn across the American landscape below and mockingly sneers, “War on Christianity? What war on Christianity?” He then resumes shooting, all the while insisting that those uncooperative Christians who scatter for cover behind the word of God and the U.S. Constitution somehow suffer from a “persecution complex” (the baker, the photographer, the florist, the innkeeper, the Christian school administrator, etc.). Though there are many, it is plain for all to see that abortion and “sexual liberation” remain the two principal...
  • The coming Christian revolt

    07/18/2014 10:05:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    WND ^ | Matt Barber
    From behind a smoking sniper rifle high atop his ivory tower peers the secular-”progressive.” He surveys his many victims, strewn across the American landscape below and mockingly sneers, “War on Christianity? What war on Christianity?” He then resumes shooting, all the while insisting that those uncooperative Christians who scatter for cover behind the word of God and the U.S. Constitution somehow suffer from a “persecution complex” (the baker, the photographer, the florist, the innkeeper, the Christian school administrator, etc.). Though there are many, it is plain for all to see that abortion and “sexual liberation” remain the two principal theaters...
  • Are Christians in the Midst of a ‘Social Secession?’

    07/04/2014 6:17:34 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 7-3-14 | David French
    As a Christian lawyer — even when I was engaged in the “commercial” practice of law rather than the nonprofit, constitutional work I do now — I always drew moral lines around my representations decisions. I was not going to use whatever meager talents God gave me to advance or celebrate causes or principles I knew to be wrong. In other words, I discriminated. But not on the basis of race, gender, disability, or sexual orientation, but rather on the basis of the action or legal principle the case would advance. I’d happily represent anyone, gay or straight, in a...
  • One Year After DOMA Fell, and Still No Revolution

    06/26/2014 8:53:51 AM PDT · by koanhead · 17 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | 6/26/14 | James Richardson
    The counter counterculture uprising social conservatives promised us after the Supreme Court's neutering of the Defense of Marriage Act never quite manifested.... But in the days before the high court delivered its rulings on DOMA and California's Proposition 8, Tony Perkins, the president of the Christian conservative Family Research Council, was desperately admonitory that the country's top jurists not invite ruin on America by accurately interpreting the Constitution. "If the Supreme Court steps in and says, 'We're redefining marriage, same-sex marriage will be the law across the land,' it will create a firestorm of opposition," Perkins' Magic 8-Ball warned. "This...
  • Gallup Reveals the Obvious: Our Moral Collapse Continues

    06/04/2014 2:10:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/4/2014 | Trevor Thomas
    Gallup is out with its latest “moral acceptability” survey. On 19 issues, Americans were asked, “In general, do you find the following morally acceptable[?]” The responses were ranked on a scale from “highly acceptable” to “highly unacceptable.” There was one issue – birth control, with 90% approval – that rated “highly acceptable” and nine, with approvals from 57% to 69%, that rated “largely acceptable.”Of those 10 issues, the response to seven of them is Exhibit A in the case of the collapse of the family in America. On two of the other three issues – wearing animal fur and medical...
  • Watchmen on the Wall Conference 2014 -- A Spiritual Challenge to Rev. Franklin Graham

    05/25/2014 1:45:00 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 23 replies
    Patton@Bastogne ^ | 2014-05-25 | Patton@Bastogne
    . To Rev. Franklin Graham "Watchmen on the Wall Conference" 2014 Billy Graham, Jerry Falwell, J. Vernon McGee, Dr. James Dobson ... all great Christian leaders and bible teachers of America in the 1960s thru 1990s ... Or were they ? For all the great works they did for Christ's church in America, IS IT POSSIBLE they made one (1) grave mistake ? I declare that they did, to the detriment of at least TWO American generations ... And I respectfully challenge Rev. Franklin Graham (and the other Conference speakers) to ACKNOWLDGE THEIR MISTAKE and APOLOGIZE to their Church Congregations....
  • From 'Ben-Hur' to 'Nazareth' to 'The Sisterhood'--Film and TV Court Christians

    04/27/2014 8:43:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | April 27, 2014 | Kate O'Hare
    There's an old saw about standing on the shoulders of giants and thinking you're tall. In other words, you take full advantage of what came before you while pretending, or even wrongly believing, that it sprang fully-formed from your own head or just materialized out of the ether. As militant secularists try to scrub Christianity out of Western culture, they're engaged in a fundamentally dishonest pursuit, which requires a great deal of rewriting and revising of history. They're also actively turning their backs on, or only vaguely comprehending, huge chunks of art, music and literature inspired by biblical stories and...
  • Will Chick-a-fila Open on Sunday?

    04/13/2014 8:52:03 AM PDT · by TNoldman · 89 replies
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    Has Chick-a-fila turned their backs on God by apologizing for their position against same-sex marriage? Also support your local Militia.
  • Peace in the culture wars --- if the Left wants it

    03/26/2014 7:36:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/26/2014 | Tim Carney
    Sometimes it’s hard to believe the other side is being honest.Democratic politicians and liberal writers accuse Christian employers of “tell[ing] women what to do with their bodies,” and trying to “control” “access to birth control.”But a contraception ban is not on a table. Forcing religious business owners to buy birth control is the matter at hand in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby, on which the Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday.The Hobby Lobby case hinges largely on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. When conservatives invoke religious liberty – whether it's employers who oppose the contraception mandate or wedding photographers who want...
  • Nabisco Ad: Homosexuality 'Wholesome

    03/22/2014 3:44:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 149 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | March 21, 2014
    Nabisco added its voice to the current trend of forcing liberal social agendas by producing a commercial for their Honey Maid graham crackers and Teddy Grahams snacks showing a homosexual couple raising two children with a voiceover stating "this is wholesome." The ad begins with a father bottle feeding his baby as another father slips in to kiss the baby's forehead. The commercial then meanders through a montage of families: mixed race, single dad, tattooed dad, military dad, and two dads. The voiceover says: No matter how things change, what makes us wholesome never will. Honey Maid -- everyday wholesome...
  • Sarah Palin riffs on “Duck Dynasty”: “We won”

    03/08/2014 11:33:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 8, 2014 | Lindsey Boerma
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) OXON HILL, Md. -- Looking out on a ballroom full of friendly faces, former Alaska Gov. and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin closed the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference Saturday with a 34-minute soliloquy on the state of American politics - including a riff on what has become one of her favorite topics of late: "Duck Dynasty."Attempting to drive home a point about the "perpetual 'panties-in-a-wad people'" who go after firebrands like her, Palin thrilled the crowd of activist conservatives when she reminded them about the time the media got "their skirts all tangled up over their...
  • The Left’s Message To Teens: More Sex, No Guilt, No Consequences

    03/07/2014 4:59:18 PM PST · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-07-14 | Dave The Sage
    Now that our society has officially lowered us all to the level of rutting rabbits, the Coalition for Positive Sexuality (positive.org) is specifically targeting and encouraging promiscuous sex, abortion, and homosexuality to young teenagers. The Younger the Better should be their slogan. Funded by the homosexual lobby (and perhaps finally putting the myth that there is no homosexual agenda to rest) CPS is aggressively pushing its agenda of more sex/no guilt/no consequences to young and impressionable children at public schools nationwide. The greatest concession to personal responsibility and self-restraint that they attempt is to urge you to try and not...
  • The Cultural War Against Christians

    03/03/2014 2:35:18 AM PST · by servo1969 · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 3-3-2014 | Star Parker
    Arizona Governor Jan Brewer was right to veto SB1062, which would have amended the Arizona Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The bill, per most interpretations I’ve read, would have given broad discretion to business owners, because of their religious convictions, to refuse to do business with anyone associated with homosexual lifestyles. Religious freedom is about protection of your right to practice your religion and not being forced to violate it. However, the right to religious freedom does not mean the right to write-off and marginalize into non-existence a whole class of citizens whom you don’t like or agree with. Under Jim...
  • GOP’s “religious liberty” scam just died: Why Brewer’s veto is so momentous

    02/28/2014 6:54:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Salon ^ | February 27, 2014 | Brian Beutler
    Back in 2012, a full two years before conservatives insisted that religious freedom entailed the right to discriminate against gay people or gay spouses in both private and public workplaces, Republicans in Washington trotted out the same religious liberty line for the arguably narrower purpose of defending religious employers who wanted to be exempt from the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate. ........................................................ It would be an infringement upon religious liberty to shutter a church that refused to marry interracial couples. But how many conservatives would go to bat for that church if the government rescinded its tax exemption? Would they...
  • Walt Disney World Stops Supporting Boy Scouts Over LGBT Discrimination

    02/27/2014 4:43:17 PM PST · by kristinn · 45 replies
    UPI ^ | Thursday, February 27, 2014 | Kris Guiliani
    Walt Disney World has jumped on the bandwagon of businesses pulling their funding from Boy Scouts of America, as the organization still refuses to end its ban on openly LGBT adults. Charitable contributions will no longer be made to BSA or local troops as part of Walt Disney World's "Ears For You" grant program. SNIP As the straight son of a lesbian couple, Wahls has been working to reverse the BSA's policies of discrimination and exclusion. Since its inception in 2012, Scouts for Equality has succeeded in influencing seven major corporations - including Lockheed Martin, Caterpillar, Major League Soccer, Merck,...
  • Actor Adam Baldwin: If we accept same-sex ‘marriage’, why not let fathers marry sons for tax breaks?

    02/25/2014 7:44:37 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 94 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2-24-14 | Kirsten Andersen
    Adam Baldwin, an actor best known for his performances in Full Metal Jacket, The Patriot and Firefly, outraged homosexual activists last week by questioning why marriage redefinition should not apply to single fathers who love their sons and want to enjoy all the tax benefits of marriage. “What's wrong, now, with a father marrying his son for love & to avoid tax penalties?” Baldwin wrote on Twitter. The actor has earned a spot on many liberal ‘enemies lists’ by using the micro-blogging site to share his outspokenly conservative opinions on pro-life, family and second amendment issues. Baldwin received an avalanche...
  • Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry kiss during Los Angeles ‘Bangerz’ concert

    02/23/2014 12:59:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 02/22/2014 | BY CHIDERAH MONDE
    The pop stars surprised the audience at Cyrus’ Staples Center show with a lip-lock reminiscent of Britney Spears and Madonna’s 2003 VMAs kiss. Katy Perry is still kissing girls and liking it, but maybe not as much as she used to. The "Dark Horse" singer was caught in a passionate lip lock with none other than Miley Cyrus during the 21-year-old singer's Los Angeles concert on Saturday night, but a YouTube video shows her pulling away from a full-on make-out session with Cyrus.
  • Report: Jason Collins to sign with Nets, become NBA’s first openly gay athlete

    02/23/2014 11:15:40 AM PST · by Oliviaforever · 53 replies
    SI ^ | 2/23/14 | MATT DOLLINGER
    The Brooklyn Nets are expected to sign Jason Collins to a 10-day contract later today, according to a report from ESPN.com, which would make him the first openly gay athlete in NBA history. Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.com reports that Collins will meet with the Nets later today and is expected to be signed and dress for tonight’s game against the Lakers.
  • Conservative Christians Selectively Apply Biblical Teachings in the Same-Sex Marriage Debate

    02/23/2014 11:31:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 02/22/2014 | Kirsten Powers
    Conservative Christian groups in Arizona cheered the passage Thursday of legislation that would allow individuals and businesses in the state to deny service to same-sex couples due to religious beliefs. All eyes have shifted to Governor Jan Brewer, who must now decide whether to sign the bill. Similar legislation died in Kansas last week, but has also been introduced in Ohio, Mississippi, Idaho, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Oklahoma. The Arizona law seems to apply to services beyond those tied to weddings, but same-sex weddings are the impetus for these bills. Specifically, they are in response to lawsuits against three different...
  • Dangerous Old Men

    02/18/2014 10:22:54 AM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 12, 2013 | Ebben Raves
    Everybody knows a Walt Kowalski.  He is the grizzled Korean War veteran Clint Eastwood played in the movie Gran Torino.  A man who spends his days sitting on the porch, keeping his house and yard immaculate, satisfied to drink his cheap beer while watching his neighborhood and country go to hell around him.  He is an anachronism, a dinosaur -- part of the old America where you worked hard, took pride in your work and where you lived, and fought for your country and what it stood for when called upon.  Armed with his M1 Garand rifle and 1911 .45...
  • Approving Polygamy – Cross Swords

    02/06/2014 5:26:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Mesquite Citizen Journal ^ | February 6, 2014 | Terry Donnelly and Mike Young
    For this week's Cross Swords column by Terry Donnelly and Mike Young, we asked this question: After gay marriage is legal, is polygamy next?” Take a moment to participate in this week's poll in the left column that asks you to weigh in on this topic. Mike Young’s Sword The seemingly steamroller of approving gay marriage across our country begs the question - is polygamy next? It may seem a strange question, but it is a very valid question and needs to be asked in the light of the outward rise of gay marriages. Back through history gay relationships have...
  • Todd Starnes: You Can’t Celebrate America, School Says

    02/03/2014 4:36:38 PM PST · by kristinn · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | Monday, February 3, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    Students and parents at a Colorado high school are outraged after administrators turned down their request for a spirit week day honoring America because it might offend non-Americans. “They said they didn’t want to offend anyone from other countries or immigrants,” a 16-year-old member of the student council told me. “They just really did not want to make anyone feel uncomfortable.” The student council at Fort Collins High School had proposed having a day to celebrate the United States during next week’s Winter Spirit Week. The young people pitched “’Merica Monday” – and invited their classmates to dress in patriotic...
  • Martin Luther King Jr. biopic dropped by Oliver Stone after script with adultery rejected

    01/20/2014 8:01:16 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 105 replies
    Post-Standard, Syracuse, NY ^ | January 20, 2014 at 7:14 AM | By Geoff Herbert
    Oliver Stone announced on Friday he is no longer involved with an upcoming movie about the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. after the studio rejected his script. "Sad news. My MLK project involvement has ended. I did an extensive rewrite of the script, but the producers won't go with it," the director wrote on Twitter. "The script dealt w/ issues of adultery, conflicts within the movement, and King's spiritual transformation into a higher, more radical being," Stone continued. "I'm told the estate & the 'respectable' black community that guard King's reputation won't approve it. They suffocate the man &...
  • Idea to Return Criminal Liability for Homosexuality is Logical - Orthodox Human Rights Activist

    01/10/2014 6:36:51 AM PST · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    Interfax ^ | 1/10/14
    Moscow, January 10, Interfax - The human rights center of the World Russian People's Council supports the proposal of actor and priest Ivan Okhlobystin to return criminal liability for homosexuality. "The idea to return the criminal article for sodomy seems quite logical to me. The non-acceptance of homosexuality is a sign of healthy moral atmosphere in the society along with the rejection of racism and chauvinism," human rights center director, expert of Islam, Roman Silantyev, told Interfax-Religion on Friday. Homosexuals stopped being satisfied with the cancellation of the relevant article in the Soviet Criminal Code long ago and "are demanding...
  • Does the right need a Rachel Maddow?

    01/07/2014 1:49:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 6, 2014 | Matt K. Lewis
    Eliana Johnson’s National Review piece on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow has provoked some buzz on Twitter today. Here’s an excerpt: “Behind her back, colleagues call her ‘the queen,’ a not so subtle suggestion that Maddow gets what Maddow wants. And what she wants is a network filled with young wonks such as Chris Hayes, Ezra Klein, Alex Wagner, and Harris-Perry, whose highbrow intellectualism can, she hopes, push the Democratic party, and the country, to the left.”Notice that (according to Johnson, at least) Maddow’s goal isn’t to win the ratings war, but rather, to “push the Democratic party, and the country, to...
  • Evangelicals and Hollywood Muck

    01/06/2014 5:20:33 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 48 replies
    Gospel Coalition ^ | January 6, 2013 | Trevin Wax
    I grew up in a fundamentalist environment. The church I was baptized in believed it was inappropriate for Christians to go to a movie theater. To this day, my grandparents maintain this standard as a bulwark against worldliness. The library at my Christian school had a variety of books for children, sanitized for Christian consumption. Encyclopedia Brown made the cut, but all the “goshes” and “gee whizzes” were marked out with a heavy black pen. No second-hand cursing allowed. Films without anything objectionable were allowed at school, but looking back, I see how this analysis was applied simplistically. I still...
  • 2013: The Year of Shamelessness -- Culturally, America reached new depths of depravity this year

    01/02/2014 8:57:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/02/2013 | Rich Lowry
    All things considered, it was a year without shame. It was the year that Miley Cyrus French-kissed a sledgehammer in the music video for her song “Wrecking Ball,” and cavorted naked on said wrecking ball. The former Disney star popularized the act of twerking in a performance at the MTV Video Music Awards that was so luridly infantile, it wasn’t outrageous so much as pathetic. Yet it worked. It gained her at least another 15 minutes of fame and probably more, to have people pay attention to other insipid things she might do, usually half-clothed. Cyrus made us yearn for...
  • Must Americans accept polygamy alongside same-sex marriage?

    12/28/2013 7:07:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Myrtle Beach Sun News ^ | December 26, 2013 | Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk
    A federal judge last week struck down part of Utah’s ban on polygamy – the state can no longer prosecute adult men and women who “cohabitate” in numbers larger than the traditional pair. Critics suggested the ruling was a natural next step after the success of same-sex marriage campaigns and lawsuits in recent years. But Kody Brown, the fundamentalist Mormon “Sister Wives” star whose case sparked the ruling, proclaimed it a victory for religious freedom. Is polygamy inevitable? Are we headed down the slippery slope? Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the RedBlueAmerica columnists, debate the issue. Joel Mathis What’s sacred...
  • Jonah Goldberg: Vulgarity invades entire culture; few options for escape

    12/28/2013 5:43:13 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    Omaha.com ^ | 12-28-13 | Jonah Goldberg
    Newspapers are among the last places in America that have close to zero tolerance for [expletive deleted]. I could give you a hint about what word is between the brackets, but I’d best not for fear of arousing the ire of the editing Comstocks. About twice a year, I quote a profanity from a public figure, using just the first letter of the word and then some bowdlerizing asterisks for the rest. No dice, my editor tells me. You’re writing for a family newspaper. There was a time when such standards were the norm at major media institutions in America....
  • We are all Phil Robinson now

    12/23/2013 5:49:45 AM PST · by NetAddicted · 77 replies
    Washington Times Communities ^ | 12/21/2013 | Jennifer Kerns
    WASHINGTON, December 21, 2013 — With the onslaught of the media scandal involving Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson, it’s become crystal clear to me that the Progressive left has turned America into a veritable nation of sheep. We are intimidated into keeping our mouths shut and sitting idly by while the media mafia trample our precious First Amendment rights. I’m not simply jumping on the bandwagon of this latest scandal. I’ve walked a mile in Phil Robertson’s boots. I’m not just talking the talk. I have walked the walk. Five years ago, I was the spokesperson for the landmark, controversial...
  • Log Cabin Republicans: Obamacare Ad Promotes 'Gay Stereotypes' -

    12/23/2013 4:39:01 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 34 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com/ ^ | December 23, 2013 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    A new pro-Obamacare advertisement, featuring shirtless men dancing to a parody song set to the tune of "Let it Snow," is full of offensive, gay stereotypes, complains the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay rights conservative group. The ad was created by Out2Enroll, an organization formed to help homosexuals find health insurance coverage that works for their needs. But according to Mediaite, Log Cabin Republicans complain that it carries a message similar to "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson's homophobic comments that have drawn so much criticism from the left.
  • All-male dance group stirs controversy in Semmes Christmas parade

    12/22/2013 3:54:14 PM PST · by SonnyBubba · 23 replies
    AL.COM ^ | December 22, 2013 | Sharon Steinmann
    Prancing Elites' Parade Controversy Parade controversy: Support for Prancing Elites on social media SEMMES, Alabama -- Minutes before they made the now-controversial strut down the parade route on Wulff Road on Saturday, the Prancing Elites, an all-male dance team from Mobile, stretched and lined up with the other parading groups before they marched. As the parade began, Kentrell Collins, the group's leader, recalls an older man who was directing the procession offer what seemed to be last-minute encouragement: " 'If anybody says anything to you, don't stop moving, keep going,' " Collins said, recalling the event afterward. The Prancing Elites...
  • Why Duck Dynasty Threatens The Left

    12/22/2013 11:45:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 21, 2013 | Adrienne Royer
    It was only a matter of time before the left complained about Phil Robertson. His actual quotes in GQ are almost insignificant – at some point, someone was going to go after him for his views on guns, women, and even his much-hated “yuppie” comments. The surprise should be how liberals dismissed the rise of Duck Dynasty until this fall, when it was too late to stem the show’s popularity. Once it became evident that this family held so much influence, the left suddenly realized they faced the first threat to their decades-long monopoly on popular culture. Anyone familiar with...
  • Polygamy and the Left

    12/22/2013 6:18:16 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12-22-13 | Trevor Thomas
    With the ruling of a federal judge last week that declared part of Utah's anti-polygamy law unconstitutional, the left finds itself torn. Of course, with their ever-wavering consciences that are willing to go along with whatever seems the latest fad that tests our moral boundaries (especially in the sexual realm), some liberals say that it is time that we take a closer look at plural marriage. After all, if consenting adults want to enter into such relationships, what is the problem? In other words, as I asked over five years ago, what's wrong with polygamy? However, some liberals took comfort...
  • THE PALINIZATION OF PHIL ROBERTSON AND FAMILY

    12/22/2013 7:46:58 PM PST · by ealgeone · 32 replies
    slef | 12-22-2013 | Vanity
    Remember when Palin was introduced as the VP in 2008 and all the ensuing investigation into her life? We knew every embarrassing thing about her. Though we didn't learn one thing about Obama. I fear the Robertson family is going to undergo a treatment far worse than hers. The Left and the homosexual community have been embarrassed tremendously by this event. They will not take this setback lightly. So instead of overtly attacking the Robertsons, they will shift gears, find any piece of dirt they can and leak it to the media in a attempt to wear down support for...
  • The Genuine Conflict Being Ignored in the Duck Dynasty Debate

    12/22/2013 1:49:12 PM PST · by subaru · 6 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 12/22/13 | Larry Taunton
    Tolerance is not the same thing as acceptance, and acceptance is not the same thing as an endorsement. The message A&E’s decision sends is that there is zero tolerance on television for Christians who are conscientious objectors to homosexuality. More than that, it implicitly suggests that the campaign for tolerance has advanced to a campaign to pressure 45 percent of Americans to recant their beliefs and endorse a lifestyle to which they are opposed, conscience be damned. We stand at a crossroads. The country must decide. Is the endgame here to be that orthodox Christians will henceforth have no voice...
  • The Genuine Conflict Being Ignored in the Duck Dynasty Debate

    12/22/2013 1:45:02 PM PST · by subaru · 36 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 12/22/13 | Larry Taunton
    Tolerance is not the same thing as acceptance, and acceptance is not the same thing as an endorsement. The message A&E’s decision sends is that there is zero tolerance on television for Christians who are conscientious objectors to homosexuality. More than that, it implicitly suggests that the campaign for tolerance has advanced to a campaign to pressure 45 percent of Americans to recant their beliefs and endorse a lifestyle to which they are opposed, conscience be damned. We stand at a crossroads. The country must decide. Is the endgame here to be that orthodox Christians will henceforth have no voice...
  • What Will Radical Liberals Deem Racist Next?,"White Snow"?,A "White Christmas"?

    12/21/2013 8:45:31 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 14 replies
    Looks like we are getting there! As liberals foresee the end of their regime come November,looks like they will just keep attacking "Anything White" as racists,homophobic,anti-semi,white Hispanics, etc. etc. Guess we can only assume that Christmas and Snow will be next on their hit list.But Keep In Mind! Snow is caused by Global Warming!,Damn Those White Racist Snowflakes !!
  • The Late, Great American WASP

    12/21/2013 7:26:16 PM PST · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 20, 2013 | Joseph Epstein
    The old U.S. ruling class had plenty of problems. But are we really better off with a country run by the self-involved, over-schooled products of modern meritocracy?
  • Comedian Bob Newhart cancels show for Catholic group after gay activist pressure

    12/21/2013 6:00:29 PM PST · by Morgana · 69 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Patrick B. Craine
    ORLANDO, FL, December 20, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Famed comedian Bob Newhart has canceled a headline show at a conference for Catholic business leaders after a homosexual activist group ran a campaign portraying the organizers as “anti-gay.” After learning of the 84-year-old comedian’s scheduled appearance at the Legatus Summit in Orlando on February 6, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) began urging him last week to back out. Activists also organized a petition at Faithful America that garnered 17,000 signatures. Jim Wallace (Smithsonian Institution) Legatus, which was begun by Domino’s Pizza founder Tom Monaghan in 1987 to network Catholic...
  • Moral Mayhem Multiplied—Now, It’s Polygamy’s Turn

    12/16/2013 9:47:59 AM PST · by Gamecock · 35 replies
    albertmohler.com ^ | December 16, 2013 | Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr.
    As most Americans were thinking thoughts of Christmas cheer, a federal judge in Utah dropped a bomb on the institution of marriage, striking down the most crucial sections of the Utah statute outlawing polygamy. Last Friday, Judge Clark Waddoups of the United States District Court in Utah ruled that Utah’s anti-polygamy law is unconstitutional, violating the free exercise clause of the First Amendment as well as the guarantee of due process.In one sense, the decision was almost inevitable, given the trajectory of both the culture and the federal courts. On the other hand, the sheer shock of the decision serves...
  • Sister Wives: The Concubines of the Cult of Kody Brown

    07/27/2011 7:47:21 AM PDT · by 1pitech · 28 replies · 1+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | 07-25-11 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    If you want to see another blatant example of social activism at the expense of traditional marriage, go no further than The Learning Channel (TLC). Part of TLC’s knowledge-enhancing program lineup is the show featuring polygamist Kody Brown and his ever-growing, Utah-based harem of “Sister Wives.” The show is spun as a unique look at a non-traditional family that faces the same struggles as regular folks and manages to make it through life with strong bonds of love and respect. That sounds really nice doesn’t it? The truth of this dysfunctional group and their attempts at TV stardom are much...
  • ‘Big Love’ Vindicated: Polygamy and Privacy

    12/16/2013 9:02:38 AM PST · by NCjim · 20 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | December 15, 2014 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    Once you blow up a societal consensus it cannot be easily reconstructed to protect only those practices or beliefs you like while still banning those you think ought to be kept beyond the pale. That’s the upshot of a case decided late on Friday in a Federal District Court in Salt Lake City, Utah that essentially decriminalized polygamy. The case, Brown v. Buhman, which was brought by the stars of Sister Wives, a TLC cable channel reality show depicting the life of a man with four wives and 17 children, who challenged the Utah statute that not only prohibited marriage...
  • Judge Cites Same-Sex Marriage in Declaring Polygamy Ban Unconstitutional

    12/14/2013 11:53:21 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 82 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | December 14, 2013 | Ken Klukowski
    In a game-changer for the legal fight over same-sex marriage that gives credence to opponents’ “slippery slope” arguments, a federal judge has now ruled that the legal reasoning for same-sex marriage means that laws against polygamy are likewise unconstitutional. In his 91-page opinion in Brown v. Buhman, on Dec. 13, U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups struck down Utah’s law making polygamy a crime. In so doing, he may have opened Pandora’s Box. As a condition for becoming a state in 1896, Congress required Utah to outlaw polygamy, which is marriage between three or more persons. This case involved a family...
  • Who Is Josh Ackley and What Is He Doing with the Girl Scouts?

    12/08/2013 5:58:56 PM PST · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12-8-2013 | Austin Ruse
    If you are a national reporter writing on the Girl Scouts and you call their national office in New York City, you will talk to a guy named Josh Ackley. If you are a Girl Scout wanting regular advice or information on the Girl Scouts and you turn to the Girl Scout blog, it’s Josh Ackley (pictured, center) you’ll be reading. If you are a Girl Scout mom concerned about the sometimes-troubling drift of the Girl Scouts in recent years, Josh Ackley may be the one you’ll meet with. To many key groups, Josh Ackley is the public face of...
  • NY Times bids farewell to traditional family

    11/28/2013 4:54:03 AM PST · by IbJensen · 24 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 11/27/2013 | Kathryn Yoder
    The “American Dream”of a traditional nuclear family is getting harder and harder to come by, and the New York Times can hardly contain its glee. The Times’ entire Nov. 26 “Science Times” section was devoted to the “redefined” American family. In her featured articles, NYT reporter Natalie Angier identified traditional family as a thing of the past: “the old-fashioned family plan of stably married parents residing with their children remains a source of considerable power in American – but one that is increasingly seen as out of reach to all but the educated elite.” What’s taking its place? A lot...
  • WHY DO LIBS OWN THE ARTS?

    11/24/2013 2:30:43 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 128 replies
    Human Events ^ | 11-19-13 | Teresa Mull
    I went to a lecture recently presented by the Smithsonian. The subject of the talk was Jack Kerouac’s Francophone roots, and I was expecting lots of intellectual wanna-be Beatniks. Instead I was surrounded by a roomful of typical old lib academics. It felt as though I were living inside of NPR. You know the type: the women are skeletal from not eating meat and from biking too much and have salt and pepper hair which they cut when they decided they hated men and also decided to look like one. They prefer the unkempt, “natural” look to actually bothering to...
  • Hoiw to Raise a Pagan Kid in a Christian Home

    11/19/2013 5:55:50 AM PST · by Gamecock · 11 replies
    I.N.F.O ^ | 13 November 2013 | Barrett Johnson
    *Authors note: This post has gotten quite a lot of traffic. Several people (mainly practicing pagans) have pointed out that I used the word "pagan" in a way that doesn't fit the official definition. For my purposes here, I used that word to broadly define someone who rejects a biblical world view, fails to place God at the highest place in their lives, and is depending on something other than the cross for salvation. In hindsight, I probably could have gone with a different word. If you are a practicing pagan, please accept my apologies. Every Imperfect and Normal Family...
  • USA: Loneliest Country In The World – Because We’ve Abandoned The Traditional Family Structure?

    11/14/2013 1:11:44 PM PST · by IbJensen · 69 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/14/2013 | Michael Snyder
    Of all the nations on the entire planet, the United States is the most lonely place to be. We have the highest percentage of one person households on the entire globe, and the average size of our households has been steadily decreasing. Studies have shown that the number of close friends that Americans have is falling, and we have the highest divorce rate in the world by a wide margin. So why is this happening? Does this have anything to do with the fact that America is abandoning the traditional family structure? Back in the 1960s, the “sexual revolution” fundamentally...
  • Undercover Video: Underage Girls Can’t Buy Sudafed But Can Easily Buy Plan B Drug

    11/12/2013 2:33:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A pro-life student group today released a new video showing young girls not legally old enough for sexual relations were unable to buy the sudafed cold medicine but could easily purchase the Plan B drug. Although sex with a girl 15-years-old or younger if statutory rape, the girls had no problems getting the drugs at nationally-known stores. Earlier this year, the Food & Drug Administration announced that “Plan B,” also known as the “morning after pill”, should be sold over the counter to anyone of any age. Before that it could only be sold to those 17 and older. Plan...