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  • Catholics Support Gay Marriage as Much as General Population, Believe Pope Francis Has Backed It

    08/27/2015 2:15:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/27/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A study by the Public Religion Research Institute released in August on the beliefs of American Catholics has found that despite the Church's teachings, they support same-sex marriage and abortion just as much as the general population. What is more, a large percentage of Catholic respondents mistakenly believed Pope Francis has backed gay marriage. A profile on American Catholics shared by PRRI noted that they make up roughly one in five, or 22 percent of all American adults, with 59 percent of Catholics categorized as white non-Hispanic, while 34 percent identifying as Hispanic. When asked about whether gay and lesbian...
  • Ky. County Clerks Association will propose removing clerks' names from marriage licenses

    08/26/2015 8:16:04 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 11 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 8/26/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    FRANKFORT — The Kentucky County Clerks Association will propose removing clerks’ names from the document in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s legalization of same-sex marriage. Overturning the state’s ban on same-sex marriage has prompted Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis and two others to deny licenses to all couples, drawing a federal lawsuit against Davis as well as calls to change the licensing process. Leslie County Clerk James Lewis, chairman of the association’s elections committee, told reporters Tuesday that his group is drafting “a simple solution” to the matter. “You would have the county and the county seat listed...
  • Trump says it’s time to move on from gay ‘marriage’ battle: ‘The Supreme Court ruled.’

    08/26/2015 5:32:00 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 386 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/25/15 | Dustin Siggins
    LOS ANGELES, CA, August 25, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – The GOP's leading presidential candidate said that he has been to a gay "wedding" and that conservatives should accept the Supreme Court's redefinition of marriage. In a wide-ranging interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Donald Trump was asked whether the issue of marriage's redefinition is "a dead issue for the GOP at this point." "Some people have hopes of passing amendments [to the U.S. Constitution]," said Trump, "but it's not going to happen. Congress can't pass simple things, let alone that. So anybody that's making that an issue is doing it for political...
  • Naming the Demons of Ireland and Great Britain

    08/25/2015 5:53:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Catholic Voice (IE) ^ | 8/25/15 | Deacon Nick Donnelly
    A friend recently went through statements published by the Irish Bishops’ Conference between 2012 and 2015 to examine the language the bishops used about morality, especially in response to the initiatives of the Enda Kenny government. During this period the Irish government legalised both the killing of unborn babies through abortion and the treatment of homosexuality as equivalent with heterosexuality through so called same-sex "marriage". The statements from the Bishops’ Conference show the Irish bishops failing to name the evil of abortion and homosexual sex even though the Second Vatican Council named abortion an “unspeakable crime” (Gaudium et Spes, 50)...
  • (June 28, 2015) GOP Gov.: "Time To Move On" From Same-Sex Marriage

    08/23/2015 3:36:50 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 79 replies
    CBSNews ^ | June 28, 2015 | REENA FLORES
    By REENA FLORES CBS NEWS June 28, 2015 GOP Gov.: "Time To Move On" From Same-Sex Marriage Possible Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Gov. John Kasich believes it's "time to move on" from the same-sex marriage issue in the wake of the Supreme Court's landmark ruling. "I do believe in traditional marriage and the court has ruled and it's time to move on," Kasich said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday, adding that there's "so many other things now that we have to focus on." Gov. John Kasich talks issues ahead of possible 2016 run Kasich, who has not yet...
  • Christian Baker Says Hundreds of LGBT People Have Backed His Rights Not to Make Gay Marriage

    08/21/2015 10:07:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/21/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Christian cake artist Jack Phillips, who recently was told by the Colorado Court of Appeals that he will not be allowed to refuse to make same-sex wedding cakes if he wants to keep running his business, has said that hundreds of gay people have told him they support his religious freedom rights to not make such cakes. Phillips revealed in an interview with The Daily Signal that while he has been targeted with death threats by some members of the gay community for his stance against baking same-sex marriage cakes, hundreds of others have backed his position. "The other day...
  • Missouri Congregation Joins Over 200 Churches Leaving PCUSA Over Homosexuality

    08/21/2015 9:53:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/21/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    A Missouri congregation has voted to leave Presbyterian Church (USA) over the Mainline denomination's "theological controversies," including its growing acceptance of homosexuality. First and Calvary Presbyterian Church, a Springfield congregation with approximately 1,700 members, voted 493 to 185 on Sunday in favor of disaffiliating with PCUSA. The Rev. Andrew Chaney, senior pastor at First and Calvary, told The Christian Post that his congregation voted following months of consideration. "First and Calvary Presbyterian Church voted to disaffiliate from the PCUSA because it felt that the PCUSA has drifted from its Reformed theological moorings," said Chaney. "Political and theological controversies of the...
  • Trump Joins Kasich as the Anti–Anti–Gay-Marriage Candidate

    08/21/2015 9:44:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/21/2015 | Maggie Gallagher
    Even as the Phillips family is struggling for financial existence against punishing government fines for refusing to bake a gay-wedding cake, Donald Trump is doubling down (along with Kasich) on his position as an anti–anti–gay-marriage Republican. As Paul Dupont points out, Trump, when asked whether gay marriage was a dead issue, did not respond even by saying he would fight for religious liberty, or the right to make a living. He simply said a constitutional amendment is not going to pass, the Supreme Court has ruled, and it’s time to move on. This is from an interview with The Hollywood...
  • [Germany] Most Catholics support gay marriage: study (was??)

    08/20/2015 11:17:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 20 Aug 2015 11:31 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    A survey of Catholics in Germany has revealed that most don’t stick to traditional religious teachings when it comes to views on marriage and sexuality. A study carried out by a Münster University research group questioned around 12,400 Catholics in 42 different countries. […] Over two-thirds—70 percent—of Catholics surveyed in Germany wanted same-sex marriages to be recognized and blessed by the church. The poll comes after a push just a few months ago from a laypeople’s organization calling on bishops to bless same-sex couples. This puts Germany in stark contrast with Poland, southern Europe and Brazil, where the majority of...
  • Same-sex marriage threatens to tear apart Christian college association as some members promise exit

    08/20/2015 7:22:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 08/20/2015 | SAMANTHA WATKINS - PT LOMA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY
    You’ve waffled on the issue too long, dissident leader tells CCCUShe saw the warning signs, but didn’t act until it was too late.Nearly a year after taking the reins of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities – following the messy and expensive firing of its last chief – President Shirley Hoogstra is dealing with a potential revolt of its members.Because CCCU took no action after two of its members recently changed their hiring policies to allow same-sex married couples as faculty and staff, the organization lost a high-profile member, Tennessee’s Union University.For almost two years CCCU has known of...
  • Why I will keep fighting the culture war about sexuality (Why conservatives must continue to fight)

    08/19/2015 8:53:52 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 8/19/15 | Dr. Thomas Lickona
    Following the Supreme Court’s majority decision in June to legalise same-sex marriage in the United States, New York Times columnist David Brooks appealed to “conservatives” (those who do not accept the possibility of marriage between people of the same sex) to stop fighting a losing battle over sexual morality. Instead, he suggested, they should take their Christian values into underprivileged areas and help people overcome material and spiritual poverty.This struck Dr Thomas Lickona, director of the character education centre at the State University of New York and a fan of Brooks’ writing on character, as a false choice, and he...
  • Crowdfunding Seeks $200K to Help Colorado Christian Baker Forced to Make Gay Marriage Cakes

    08/19/2015 8:01:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/19/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A crowdfunding website has been set up for Christian cake artist Jack Phillips, who last week was told by the Colorado Court of Appeals that he will not be allowed to refuse to make same-sex wedding cakes if he wants to keep running his business. The website also notes that Phillips has said he would not make Hitler, pornographic, Halloween, or other cakes with themes against his beliefs. "As stated in court briefs, for 20 years, Jack has declined to make Halloween cakes, pornographic cakes, profane cakes, etc. Nor would he make Hitler cakes, KKK cakes, or anything of that...
  • Courts gone Rogue: "Tennessee courts replace 'mother' and 'father' with 'Parent 1,' 'Parent 2'"

    08/18/2015 11:50:12 AM PDT · by Bobby_Taxpayer · 38 replies
    FoxNews.com Opinion ^ | August 18, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    Children will now have “Parent 1” and “Parent 2” instead of a mommy and a daddy, according to Tennessee’s Administrative Office of the Courts. Shortly after the Supreme Court redefined marriage, the state’s Office of the Courts revised its documents. A spokesperson for the courts confirmed to me that the words “Mother” and “Father” had been replaced by the terms “Parent 1” and “Parent 2.”
  • Kentucky Clerk Refuses to Issue Marriage License to Gay Couple Despite Court Order

    08/17/2015 8:10:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/17/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    A Kentucky state employee has maintained her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite a recently issued court order mandating that her office do so. Kim Davis of Rowan County has declined to follow a court order issued Wednesday by the US District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. "The Court must … point out that the act of issuing a marriage license to a same-sex couple merely signifies that the couple has met the legal requirements to marry. It is not a sign of moral or religious approval," read the order. "Davis, in her official capacity...
  • 82 Percent of Americans Agree: Photographers Have Right to Say No to Gay Weddings

    08/16/2015 6:58:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 14, 2015 | 10:32 AM EDT | Travis Weber
    A recently released poll shows significant public support for the protection of religious liberty—especially when special rights based on sexual orientation are being advanced at its expense. The results reveal hope for the classical liberal vision of America: they indicate that most Americans still appear to want maximum freedom and individual rights protection. […] Support for religious freedom jumps even higher in the context of wedding vendors. 82 percent said “yes” when asked whether a Christian wedding photographer with “deeply held religious beliefs opposing same sex marriage” has “the right to say no” to a same-sex couple asking him or...
  • Ohio Supreme Court board orders all judges to perform gay ‘weddings’

    08/14/2015 9:21:11 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 93 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/14/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    TOLEDO, Ohio, August 14, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Judge C. Allen McConnell is a Christian. As such, he said he could not officiate a homosexual "wedding," because it would go against the teachings of his religion. Now, the Ohio Supreme Court advisory board says McConnell's position violates judicial ethics and that all Ohio Christian judges must relinquish their religious freedom and perform same-sex "marriages." When he refused to marry two lesbians last month, the 71-year-old Toledo judge apologized to the women, and they were "married" a few minutes later by another judge. But McConnell also officially asked for the Ohio Supreme Court's...
  • Colorado Court Rules Against Baker Who Refused to Serve Same-Sex Couples

    08/13/2015 1:12:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/13/2015 | By ERIK ECKHOLM
    A state appeals court in Colorado ruled Thursday that a baker could not cite religious beliefs in refusing to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples. The decision is the latest in a series of similar rulings across the country that have been cheered by civil rights groups but attacked by conservative Christians as assaults on religious liberty. Whether photographers, florists, bakers and other vendors who are Christians should have a right to refuse services for same-sex marriages has emerged as a major cultural and legal battle, one that has intensified since the Supreme Court decision in June establishing same-sex marriage...
  • Polyamory: taboo for religious Americans but not for the rest

    08/13/2015 8:47:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    YouGov ^ | August 12, 2015 | Peter Moore
    The recent Supreme Court decision which asserted that the right to marry is a constitutional right, including for same sex couples, has raised prompted some commentators to question whether the same could be said of polygamy. Polygamy has long been prohibited and rarely practised in the United States, but at least the practise is quite common in many parts of the Islamic world and sub-Saharan Africa. What is increasingly common in the United States, however, are various forms of 'polyamory', where people have multiple sexual and romantic partners with the full knowledge of their partners. YouGov's research shows that most...
  • Former US President Jimmy Carter says he has cancer that has spread to other parts of his body

    08/12/2015 1:46:34 PM PDT · by mgstarr · 105 replies
    BreakingNews.com ^ | 8/12/15 | staff
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  • Jimmy Carter: ‘I have cancer’

    08/12/2015 1:44:31 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 169 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | August 12, 2015 | Jim Galloway
    -snip- “Recent liver surgery revealed that I have cancer that now is in other parts of my body. I will be rearranging my schedule as necessary so I can undergo treatment by physicians at Emory Healthcare. A more complete public statement will be made when facts are known, possibly next week.”
  • Former President Jimmy Carter Undergoes Liver Operation

    08/03/2015 11:05:32 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 67 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 3, 2015
    The Carter Center says former President Jimmy Carter has undergone a medical procedure to remove a small mass in his liver, and that he's expected to make a full recovery.
  • Jimmy Carter Says Jesus Would Not Support Abortion; Struggles Between His Politics and Faith

    07/25/2015 7:04:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/25/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Former President Jimmy Carter has said in an interview that he does not believe Jesus Christ would support abortion in most cases, identifying the "only conflict" he's had between his political duties and Christian faith. "I have never believed that Jesus would be in favor of abortion, unless it was the result of rape or incest, or the mother's life was in danger. That's been the only conflict I've had in my career between political duties and Christian faith," Carter told The New York Times in an interview posted on Friday. The Democrat made the comments in response to a...
  • 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 –...
  • Jimmy Carter: Let’s face it, Jesus would support gay marriage

    07/07/2015 12:31:32 PM PDT · by C19fan · 97 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 7, 2015 | Allahpundit
    “I don’t have any verse and scripture” to back that up, he allows, but he’s got a good feeling about it. And why not? “Jesus” is really just a stand-in in this question for morality writ large, right? If you support SSM you think the practice is moral (I should hope), and if you’re a Christian who believes something is moral, almost by definition you need to believe Jesus thinks so too. There’s nothing doctrinal about this, by Carter’s own admission. It’s just “I feel strongly this is right, ergo God must as well.”
  • Ohio judges advised that they can’t refuse to perform same sex weddings

    08/11/2015 10:09:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/11/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I think we all knew there would be more than a few of these cases reverberating around the country following the Supreme Court’s decision on gay marriage, and this time it’s popping up in Ohio. Some municipal judges are either refusing to perform the ceremonies for gay couples or stopping performing marriages entirely, citing religious freedom objections. This prompted an inquiry at the state supreme court and their advisory Board of Professional Conduct has come back with an answer. Now if only somebody can figure out exactly what they meant. Amid scattered instances of balking, Ohio judges who perform...
  • Four’s Company? After Gay Marriage, Polyamory is Next

    08/08/2015 7:05:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    ACCULTURATED ^ | Andrew Stiles
    Just hours after the Supreme Court declared a constitutional right to same-sex marriage on June 26, Politico published an op-ed explaining why “group marriage is the next horizon of social liberalism.” If your first reaction was to dismiss this out of hand, you haven’t been paying attention. As the 21st century progresses, it is going to become increasingly difficult to answer the question “what is marriage for?” or even “what is marriage?” And, no, don’t blame it on the gays.If the Internet is to be believed, “open marriages” are, quite possibly, the next social frontier that, sooner or later, could...
  • Why the Drive-Bys Think These Two Answers Won the Debate for Kasich

    08/07/2015 2:12:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 7, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Okay, here we go, folks. Now, let me make sure (muttering). Okay. The Drive-By Media, many in the Drive-By Media think that the performance -- the best answer of the night was offered by John Kasich, the governor of Ohio, and it was an answer on Medicaid expansion. I'll have the question here from Megyn Kelly, and then the answer from Kasich, and this... Hey, folks, just telling you right now what the left is saying. The Drive-By Media is saying about the first Republican debate and who they thought was the winner... Well, not the winner, but who...
  • Republican Committee Quietly Rejects Anti-Gay Marriage Resolution

    08/06/2015 9:33:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Time ^ | August 5, 2015 | Zeke J Miller
    The Republican National Committee’s resolutions committee quietly rejected a pair of resolutions critical of homosexuality Wednesday. The controversial resolutions dealing with sex education and same-sex marriage threatened to cast a shadow on the first GOP presidential debate Thursday in Cleveland, as the party looks toward expanding its base in the key swing state. According to a member of the committee, both failed to gain support to be recommended to the full 168-member party governing body on Friday.
  • Poll: Truce sought between LGBT, religion, but gays lose in 'cultural war' 4-1

    08/05/2015 2:50:33 PM PDT · by wildwoodla · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/5/15 | Paul Bedard
    Americans reacting to the Supreme Court's approval of same sex marriage desire a truce between religious freedom and gay rights, but if pushed, overwhelmingly side with protecting the liberty of their faith by a margin of 4 to 1, according to a new national survey.
  • Maine court: Anti-gay marriage group must disclose donors

    08/04/2015 10:25:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 4, 2015 5:59 PM EDT | Alanna Durkin
    Maine’s highest court on Tuesday rejected a national anti-gay marriage group’s latest bid to shield the identities of the donors who contributed to its effort to defeat the state’s gay marriage law in 2009. The National Organization for Marriage had sought permission to delay submitting a campaign finance report that the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices ordered it to file last year when it fined the group $50,250 for its involvement in overturning the law supporting same-sex marriage six years ago. But the Maine Supreme Judicial Court said Tuesday that NOM can’t put off filing the report...
  • First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem seeks to leave national Presbyterian Church

    08/04/2015 11:05:04 AM PDT · by Kevin C · 77 replies
    The Morning Call (Allentown, PA) ^ | 8/4/2015 | Sarah M. Wojcik
    The largest Presbyterian church in the Lehigh Valley has begun a process that could lead to a split from the most visible national denomination — a move initiated after a survey showed most of its congregants disagree with church positions, including those allowing same-sex marriage and the ordination of gay ministers.
  • Catholic Bishop in ‘Death to Gays’ Storm

    08/04/2015 7:45:01 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Swiss Info ^ | 8/3/15
    Vitus Huonder, the controversial Catholic bishop of Chur in eastern Switzerland, has once again attracted criticism for quoting homophobic Bible passages and denouncing non-traditional family models. At the “Joy in Faith” forum in the German city of Fulda, he quoted a passage from the Bible which said homosexuals should be punished by death. In his 50-minute address on Friday, titled “Marriage – a gift, sacrament and order”, Huonder quoted various passages backing up his views. He also slammed gender theory, divorce, sex education and gay marriage. Regarding homosexuality, the 73-year-old bishop quoted two verses from the book of Leviticus, including...
  • The Right Way to Deal with Hypocrisy in the Church

    08/04/2015 3:14:17 AM PDT · by rhema · 42 replies
    The Stream ^ | August 3, 2015 | Michael Brown
    Without a doubt, we — the church and its congregants — have hurt our witness to the world with our hypocrisy, thereby undercutting our moral and spiritual authority. Why should people listen to us if we preach one thing and do another? How can we expose sin in the society when we’re practicing sin in the church? On what basis can we speak out against same-sex “marriage” when we’ve allowed our own marriages to go to pot? The pedophile priest scandal in the Catholic Church not only inflicted terrible suffering on the boys who were abused, but it also terribly...
  • Jerusalem Gay Pride: Israel teenage stabbing victim dies

    08/02/2015 10:36:40 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 18 replies
    A teenage girl who was stabbed at a Gay Pride march in Jerusalem has died from her wounds. Shira Banki, 16, was one of six people attacked at the event on Thursday........ Yishal Schlissel, an ultra Orthodox Jew, who carried out a similar attack in 2005, was arrested at the scene. Dramatic images showed the suspect reaching inside his coat and raising a knife above his head. He then began stabbing marchers while screaming, before being tackled by a police officer....
  • ‘Married’ lesbian approved as head of Catholic day care in Cardinal Marx’s diocese

    08/02/2015 8:36:08 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 31, 2015 | Maike Hickson & John-Henry Westen
    The website of the German Bishops' Conference, katholisch.de, reported yesterday on the first case of a practicing homosexual permitted to remain in a position at a Catholic Church institution despite a flagrant and public violation of the Church's moral law. The woman who heads a Caritas Day Care Center in Bavaria, had been asked in April to leave her position due to her announcement that she was going to “marry” a woman. The decision has now been rescinded, according to Fr. Hans Lindenberger, head of the Caritas in Munich, Germany. Cardinal Reinhard Marx, who is the Archbishop of the Diocese...
  • IRS Commissioner Vows to Not Target Christian Colleges Opposed to Gay Marriage ... 'At This Time'

    08/01/2015 7:36:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/01/2015 | Samuel Smith
    The Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service vowed in a Senate hearing this week that the federal agency will not strip Christian colleges and universities of their tax-exempt statuses should those institutions refuse to update school policies to be more accommodating toward gay marriages. Following the Supreme Court decision in June that nationally legalized same-sex marriages, fears have dramatically risen that Christian colleges and institutions could be stripped of their tax-exempt statuses if they don't compromise their biblical beliefs on the subject of same-sex marriage. But IRS Commissioner, John Koskinen, told Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, in a Judiciary Oversight Subcommittee...
  • Scott Walker Opposes Gay Marriage, But Supports Same-Sex Couple in His Own Family

    07/30/2015 8:13:45 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 53 replies
    http://abcnews.go.com ^ | July 13, 2015 | JORDYN PHELPS
    When it comes to same-sex marriage, Scott Walker’s politics and his heart don’t always agree. Though the two-term Republican governor of Wisconsin is strongly opposed to same-sex marriage -- and recently called for a constitutional amendment to reverse the Supreme Court’s decision ruling same sex unions legal in all 50 states -- he told ABC News’ David Muir during an exclusive interview that he does support a married same-sex couple within his own family. “I love them, so I support them,” Walker said of his wife Tonette’s cousin and her partner. “Love’s gonna be the focus of everything we do...
  • Social Conservatives Were Right All Along

    07/29/2015 1:39:52 PM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 17 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...
  • The Story of Moira Greyland

    07/26/2015 5:30:12 AM PDT · by Taliesan · 11 replies
    Blog: asktheBigot ^ | July 23, 2015 | Moira Greyland
    I was born into a family of famous gay pagan authors in the late Sixties. My mother was Marion Zimmer Bradley, and my father was Walter Breen. Between them, they wrote over 100 books: my mother wrote science fiction and fantasy (Mists of Avalon), and my father wrote books on numismatics: he was a coin expert. What they did to me is a matter of unfortunate public record: suffice to say that both parents wanted me to be gay and were horrifed at my being female. My mother molested me from ages 3-12. The first time I remember my father...
  • 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...
  • We Will Not Bow

    07/25/2015 7:40:29 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 31 replies
    Grace To You ^ | July 19, 2015 | John MacArthur
    This country talks a lot about terrorist attacks—and rightly so. Almost anybody in America can give you some kind of a listing of the most destructive acts of terror that have happened in our country. But let me suggest to you this: The two greatest attacks of terror on America were perpetrated by the Supreme Court. Not by any Muslim, but by the Supreme Court of the United States. The first one was the legalizing of abortion. Subsequent to that, there have been millions of babies slaughtered in the wombs of their mothers. It’s incalculable to even comprehend that. The...
  • Analysis: With Gay Marriage Legal, Democrats Could Lose Big in the 2016 Election

    07/25/2015 6:58:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/25/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    The Supreme Court's recent decision to make gay marriage legal nationwide was a significant victory for liberals. In next year's election, however, the decision will hurt Democrats. Success, after all, presents it own set of challenges. As sociologists Mayer Zald and Roberta Ash pointed out in their classic 1966 study of social movement organizations, the two biggest challenges of a social movement are complete success and complete failure (Social Forces 44 (March)). The ideal situation for maintaining a social movement, they wrote, would be to "over time always [seem] to be getting closer to its goal without quite attaining it."...
  • Berlin conservatives say ‘no’ to gay marriage

    07/24/2015 7:13:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 24 Jul 2015 17:14 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Members of the Berlin faction of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) voted against gay marriage in a poll on Friday, denting hopes the Chancellor’s staunch opposition could be swayed. The Berlin faction of the CDU announced on Friday that 45 percent of its members voted against gay marriage while 35 percent voted in support in a survey, newspaper Tagesspiegel reported. […] The recent passage of same-sex marriage in Ireland and a US Supreme Court decision in favour of gay marriage has put more pressure on Merkel and her conservative Union (CDU and Christian Social Union parties), who...
  • Obama to press African leaders on rights and corruption (Especially "gay rights" of course)

    07/24/2015 5:46:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    US President Barack Obama has told the BBC he will continue to deliver his "blunt message" to African leaders about gay rights and discrimination."I am not a fan of discrimination and bullying of anybody on the basis of race... religion... sexual orientation or gender," he said. Mr Obama is on his way to visit his ancestral home of Kenya and he will also go to Ethiopia. He said the trip showed US commitment to fighting terror in East Africa. In the wide-ranging interview with the BBC's North America editor Jon Sopel before he left Washington, President Obama also said: â—ľHis...
  • Is Polygamy the Next Form of "Marriage" to be Legalized?

    07/24/2015 3:49:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | July 23, 2015 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    In the wake of the Obergefell v. Hodges decision, many serious legal analysts are suggesting that the same “constitutional” justifications for legalizing homosexual "marriage" relied on by the Supreme Court in that controversial case could be used next to force states to sanction polygamous relationships, as well. An op-ed published July 21 in the New York Times makes the case for pulling polygamy into the sphere of legalized unions: With same-sex marriage on the books, we can now ask whether polyamorous relationships should be next. There is a very good argument that they should. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s majority opinion...
  • Brittney Griner accused wife of cheating on her with men

    07/23/2015 7:04:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 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.
  • Rick Santorum: I've met people who are no longer gay

    07/23/2015 9:28:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/23/2015 | Nick Gass
    Rick Santorum and MSNBC host Rachel Maddow clashed over gay rights issues on her show Wednesday night, and the Republican presidential candidate offered an apology of sorts for a remark he made a dozen years ago. If people are born gay or transgender, Santorum posited, “it leads to a whole bunch of other situations,” like sex-selective abortions, for example. “So if you can determine whether one of your children is gay, should we pass a law saying you can’t abort a child because you found out that child’s going to be gay? You can’t abort a child because you found...
  • Two Christian Colleges Allow Hiring of Gay Married Professors

    07/23/2015 7:38:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/23/2015 | Vincent Funaro
    Two universities that belong to the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, an organization dedicated to delivering Christ-centered education at all of its schools, will now allow the hiring of professors who are married to a partner of the same sex. Goshen College in Indiana and Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia announced on Monday that they will now hire faculty who are in same-sex marriages. "We have spent several years reviewing our hiring practices," said Goshen College's Director of Communications Jodi Beyeler to The Christian Post on Monday. "There's been prayer. We've listened to a variety of voices from our...
  • Olson, Boies call for new federal LGBT protections

    07/22/2015 4:17:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 22, 2015 | Adam B. Lerner
    Ted Olson and David Boies, the prominent attorneys who helped overturn California’s same-sex marriage ban, are backing a new federal law that would extend anti-discrimination protections to LGBT Americans. Olson, a Republican former solicitor general under President George W. Bush, and Boies, who represented Al Gore in Bush v. Gore, are urging Republicans and Democrats in Congress to support the Equality Act, which will be introduced on Thusday. The law, whose language was provided to the Advocate, would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act and other federal law to protect LGBT people from discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations and...