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

    07/28/2015 7:04:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/28/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    One hundred and twenty-five members of Congress asked Secretary of State John Kerry in a letter Monday to deny visas to diplomats’ spouses if the envoys come from a country that doesn’t recognize same-sex spouses of State Department personnel. House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) led the letter, which got one GOP signature — Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), who has a transgender son. The lawmakers argued that countries not granting accreditation to same-sex spouses of American foreign service...
  • 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 · 21 replies
    Brittney Griner filed to have her marriage to fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson annulled last month, claiming that the union was based on “fraud and duress” and that Johnson pressured her into it. Griner also suspected that Johnson was cheating on her. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Griner says she discovered in April that Johnson had been texting with her ex-boyfriend. She says she never would have married Johnson if she suspected something was still going on between Johnson and the man.
  • 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...
  • And Here We Thought We’d Lost the War [Public Opinion is Swinging Back Against Progressive Excesses]

    07/22/2015 6:48:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/22/2015 | David French
    Public opinion is swinging back, thanks to progressives’ excesses. I woke up yesterday morning deeply confused. If there is one thing that I thought I’d learned over the past few weeks, it’s that history has a “side,” and I don’t happen to be on it. My views — pro-life, pro-traditional-marriage — were yesterday’s news. The rainbow White House, rainbow Facebook, and — most important — the rainbow Supreme Court all told me so. The culture war was over. All that was left was the mop-up operation. I should hightail it back to my “house of worship” — which the Left...
  • Ted Cruz Applauds Iowa Couple Who Refused To Host A Same-Sex Wedding

    07/21/2015 2:13:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics ^ | July 21, 2015 | Amanda Terkel, senior political reporter
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) came out with a new video on Tuesday, highlighting a straight Iowa couple who operates a wedding services business and refused to do business with a same-sex couple. It's a marked contrast with Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, who used her presidential launch video to draw attention to same-sex couples who were about to get married. While some GOP candidates have tried to avoid talking much about same-sex marriage, Cruz has been more vocal in his opposition. In April, he introduced legislation to push a constitutional amendment protecting states that barred marriage equality. And...
  • AP Poll: Americans prioritize religious liberties over gay marriage by a wide margin

    07/21/2015 11:35:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/21/2015 | Guy Benson
    In the wake of last month’s Supreme Court ruling establishing same-sex marriage as a nationwide constitutional right, critics and supporters of the decision alike wondered what the future might hold for Americans of faith whose objections to such unions were unswayed by the judicial outcome. Will Evangelical photographers, Muslim florists, and Catholic bakers be coerced into serving gay weddings, or will they be sued and harassed into dust by the Left’s highly-choreographed pro-“tolerance” enforcement squad? Early indicators are mixed, so expect a lot more litigation on this front in the coming years, including lawsuits against churches and religious charities....
  • Cruz religious rally to feature Gortz Haus owners (Sued for not hosting "gay marriage")

    07/20/2015 10:12:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Des Moines Register | July 20, 2015 | Matthew Patane
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/elections/presidential/caucus/2015/07/21/cruz-religious-rally-video-featuring-odgaards/30445803/
  • Vladimir Putin Rebukes U.S. for Abandoning God and Christian Values by Promoting Homosexuality

    07/20/2015 10:49:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Black Christian News Network 1 ^ | June 2015 | Marc Bennetts
    President Vladimir Putin, former KGB agent of a once-atheist nation, rebukes America, a once-Christian nation by saying that by forsaking traditional Christian values and putting same-sex marriage on the same level as traditional marriage with a man, woman, and children, the nation is forsaking God and believing in Satan and will be led into degradation and chaotic darkness. At the height of the Cold War, it was common for American conservatives to label the officially atheist Soviet Union a “godless nation.” More than two decades on, history has come full circle, as the Kremlin and its allies in the Russian...
  • Obergefell much like Roe v. Wade

    07/20/2015 9:51:37 AM PDT · by TenthAmendmentNetwork · 8 replies
    Seedless Wry ^ | 7/19/2015 | Marc Gindin
    Gay marriage and abortion have little in common except for how each became federal law without ever being codified by Congress. The U.S. Supreme Court's Obergefell decision delivers social change the citizenry not only did not want but which it actively fought against.
  • Christian Bakery Closed for Refusing Gay Wedding Cake Breaks Record on Crowdfunding Site With $352K

    07/19/2015 6:46:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 7/18/2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Aaron and Melissa Klein, Christians and former owners of a bakery in Oregon who were ordered by a judge to pay a fine of $135,000 for declining to bake a cake for a lesbian marriage ceremony, have set a record on a crowdfunding site by raising $352,500 in two months, after their campaign was shut down by another site. The campaign by "Sweet Cakes by Melissa" has raised more than any previous campaign by individuals in the three-year history of the crowdfunding site Continue to Give, site founder Jesse Wellhoefer told The Washington Times. The bakery has received $352,500 through...
  • Why privatizing marriage would be a disaster

    07/18/2015 6:33:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    The Week ^ | 07/18/2015 | Shikha Dalmia
    If Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is (politically) from Mars, then the leftist feminist writer Naomi Wolf is from Venus. But there's at least one thing this odd couple agrees on here on Earth: The government should get out of the marriage business. Following the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling, Sen. Paul argued that Southern states that want to stop issuing marriage licenses were right. The government shouldn't "confer a special imprimatur upon a new definition of marriage," he said. It should leave marriage to churches and temples, regardless of how these institutions define marriage, and let consenting adults of...
  • Does Opposing Same-Sex Marriage Risk Violating the Constitution's Establishment Clause?

    07/17/2015 8:31:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/17/2015 | David French
    Yesterday, Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern wrote a piece that mainly disagrees with my (orthodox Christian) belief that homosexual sex is morally wrong — as is all sexual intercourse outside of marriage. I’m shocked — shocked — that a liberal writer on LGBT issues would take issue with my rather conventional Christian world view. What I did find interesting, however, was this statement: His thesis is that homosexuality is like abortion: an evil to be combatted, anathema to basic Christian values. Gay marriage is wrong, he suggests, because gay sex is wrong—an immoral choice, not an aspect of an immutable...
  • Same-Sex Marriage Opponents Worry About the IRS

    07/16/2015 7:39:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    US News & World Report / The Associated Press ^ | July 16, 2015 | Stephen Ohlemacher, AP
    A 'straw man' or real threat? Conservatives warn that IRS could target gay marriage opponents.A brief exchange during Supreme Court arguments in the same-sex marriage case has exploded into a full-blown crisis for some conservatives who warn that the IRS could start revoking the tax-exempt status of religious groups that oppose gay marriage. The attorneys general of 15 states have written Congress asking for legislation to protect religious schools and other groups. Bills in the House and Senate are gaining support. Officials are responding to the Supreme Court ruling in June that required every state to recognize same-sex marriages....
  • Merkel oppose same-sex union, marriage is 'man and woman' affair

    07/16/2015 2:51:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Ghana Web ^ | July 16, 2015 | The London Daily Mail
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has revealed she is opposed to gay marriage and believes matrimony should be restricted to just heterosexual couples. The twice-married Christian said that while she believes anti-gay discrimination must be 'eliminated', she draws the line at same sex marriage because there has to be 'a difference at some point'. The revelations came during a 30-minute YouTube interview with German social media star Florian Mundt, also known as LeFloid, who pressed Merkel on why she refused to support gay marriage but happily endorsed equal benefits and tax breaks for same-sex couples. Speaking during the show, Merkel said:...
  • THE FUTILITY OF POLITICS AND OUR GREEK FATE IF NOTHING CHANGES

    07/16/2015 2:51:19 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 16 replies
    Vanity | 7/16/2015 | Self
    'ITS NOT PROGRESSIVE TO ALLOW PEOPLE RETIRE EARLY' Leftist Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras talks about the latest austerity measures including a 67 year old retirement age. "A CONSUMPTION TAX WOULD REVITALIZE THE NATION'S ECONOMY' Conservative radio host and 'friend' of John Boehner Bill Cunningham on his Sunday July 12, 2015 radio program. Political parties and political media claim there are major differences between major parties. The Progressive parties of the Left are against cutting benefits and the Conservative parties of the Right are against raising taxes. But then there's the hard truth of economic reality where nations are deeper...
  • OPINION: Path to Polygamy

    07/15/2015 8:50:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Kansas State Collegian ^ | July 14, 2015 | Jonathan Greig, senior, anthropology.
    Last week, I railed against the persistent doubts of equal marriage rights. I said that marriage should be solely about consensual love of adults, and not based on the traditional, archaic, child-rearing institution of one man and one woman. Well, there was one concern that opponents of same-sex marriage often raised that I did not address, and I’d like to do that now. Yes, you’re right, if we allow same-sex marriage, then we should also allow legal rights to polygamy, a marriage to multiple partners. Because yes, if we define marriage to be about the pillars of love and consent,...
  • Archbishop Chaput Releases Statement on Fired Catholic School Staffer

    07/14/2015 6:22:44 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 38 replies
    The head of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is weighing in on the firing of teacher from a Montgomery County Catholic school, who allegedly lost her job because of her same-sex marriage. Margie Winters says she lost her job as the religious education director at Waldron Mercy Academy because of her marriage to Andrea Vittori. More than 100 people gathered together in support Winters at General Wayne Park in Lower Merion Township on Sunday afternoon. "I'm here to support Margie and let her know what was done to her was unjust, discriminatory and unfair," said Anthony Arechavale, parent. "I think it's...
  • The Supreme Court ruling only seems to bring more anger, division and lunacy

    07/15/2015 5:12:47 PM PDT · by hemogoblin · 15 replies
    Christian Action Network ^ | 7/15/15 | Alec Rooney
    The June 26 Supreme Court ruling is being hailed as a victory for inclusivity, tolerance and love. It is also being described as a long-sought destination — a place where the soldiers of “marriage equality” could rest and savor their hard-won gold star of normalcy. It is already proving to be neither of these things. The soldiers aren’t resting. They’re reaching for more. Not more equality and normality, mind you, but more destruction and desecration of cultural institutions they blame for their unhappiness. The U.S. military is an enormous cultural institution that has been under relentless attack recently, and now...
  • ‘Gay’ Child Molesters Caught on Tape

    07/15/2015 8:03:43 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 27 replies
    Barb Wire ^ | 7/15/2015 | Ryan Sorba
    Many do not adequately understand the issue of homosexuality. Recently, I went undercover and asked individuals who identify as gay the following question: “Do you believe being gay is strictly genetic?” What I found was shocking. I learned that many attribute their own sexual orientation to molestation. After finding out just how many gays claim they are gay because they were molested, I decided to change my script, in an attempt to try to figure out who was doing the molesting. What I found was nothing less than horrific. I interviewed individuals at an average gay bar on an average...
  • The Big Gay Lie: Few people understand how harmful the promiscuous gay lifestyle is

    07/15/2015 7:33:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/15/2015 | Tom Trinko
    While gays are our siblings in Christ, the gay lifestyle is nothing like the straight lifestyle. That’s why we have to condemn the gay lifestyle because we love gays as people, just as we condemn smoking out of love for smokers. One of the key reasons that gay “marriage” has won as much public support as it has is that few people understand how harmful the massively promiscuous gay lifestyle is.  The Big Gay Lie (BGL) is that the gay lifestyle is the same as the straight lifestyle. The BGL has a number of facets including: Lots of people are...
  • Pro-gay activists react to gay ‘marriage’ resistance: ‘Too many Christians, not enough lions’

    07/14/2015 6:13:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | Jul 14, 2015 - | Lisa Bourne
    July 14, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- There has been no shortage of anti-Christian rhetoric from various media outlets in the fallout from the Supreme Court decision decreeing homosexual "marriage" across the country. "Too many Christians, not enough lions," a derisive reference capitalizing on the Christians martyred in ancient Rome, was also how one LGBT activist responded to Catholic Vote's (CV) pro-marriage "Not Alone" video, according to CV President Brian Burch. Released the day of the Obergefell v. Hodges decision, the CV video logged more than 1.3 million views in the first 10 days. "Seeing the power of our message, LGBT activists...
  • For Churches That Won’t Perform Same-Sex Weddings, Insurance Begins to Look Iffy

    07/14/2015 12:54:11 PM PDT · by NRx · 23 replies
    NRO ^ | 07-08-2015 | David French
    In the aftermath of Obergefell v. Hodges, pastors and church members are experiencing a wave of anxiety over what many of them deem the “nightmare scenario”: lawsuits or government action designed to force them to perform or recognize same-sex marriages. While there are — so far — no meaningful judicial precedents that would permit such dramatic interference with churches’ core First Amendment rights, lawsuits challenging church liberties are inevitable. Indeed, the Iowa Civil Rights Commission has declared that prohibitions against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity “sometimes” apply to churches and has stated that a “church...
  • Churches Opposed to Gay Marriage Would Be Protected from IRS Under Proposed House Republican Bill

    07/14/2015 9:37:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/14/2015 | Ray Nothstine
    A bill introduced to protect churches and religious organizations from IRS and other federal punishment may be gaining steam according to lawmakers; however, only one Democrat currently co-sponsors the religious freedom bill. Congressman Raul Labrador (R-Idaho), a co-founder of the conservative Freedom Caucus, is pushing support for the "First Amendment Defense Act" (H.R. 2802) that is designed to protect same-sex marriage dissenting religious churches and organizations from possible IRS penalties and persecution. While America's "first freedom" is no longer a foregone conclusion in today's cultural climate and new understandings of sexual rights, the "First Amendment Defense Act" would only affect...
  • Christians Obligated to Resist Unjust Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling

    07/14/2015 9:31:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/14/2015 | BY REV. MARK H. CREECH
    Thomas Jefferson once wrote, "If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it; he is obligated to do so." Without question, it was this principle that a coalition of religious leaders had in mind, when 16 days in advance of the U. S. Supreme Court's decision, they stated in a Washington Post advertisement that they would not abide by a ruling that gives homosexuals a constitutional right to marriage. The ad, which covered a full page, featured "key signers" such as David and Jason Benham, Ambassador Kenneth Blackwell, Alveda King, former U.S. House Speaker Tom...
  • GUEST COLUMN: Same-sex marriage guaranteed by the Constitution (Former GA Dem State Senator)

    07/13/2015 12:53:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Rome News-Tribune ^ | July 13, 2015 | Former State Sen. Kenneth Fuller (D-GA)
    I confess that I do not begin to understand homosexual or transgender issues. As life would have it, this matter has found its way into the lives of my own circle of friends and family members, people whom I love and respect most dearly. While I acknowledge that I do not fully understand the issues which formed the basis of the case before the Supreme Court, I am comfortable with the decision and fully believe the Court is right in its ruling that laws forbidding same-sex marriage are unconstitutional. Frankly, I don’t have to understand anything other than that I...
  • Look who is defining sin. Say what?

    07/13/2015 12:13:06 PM PDT · by hemogoblin · 10 replies
    Christian Action Network ^ | July 13, 2015 | Martin Mawyer
    For those unfamiliar with the NEA, it is the nation’s largest labor union – not just the largest teacher’s union, mind you. But the largest labor union in the country. Period. It has over three million members. Its mission is “to advocate for education professionals” blah, blah, blah. In other words, they are an organization of teachers who unite to demand more money, benefits, better work environments and whatever else they can get their hands on. They also advocate for just about any left-wing liberal cause that enrages conservatives, even if it has nothing to do with teaching. One of...
  • Leftist talking points vs. facts in Oregon’s persecution of Christian bakers

    07/13/2015 6:34:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/13/2015 | Dustin Siggins
    For years, the LGBT movement has claimed its goal is tolerance — for society and the government to consider same-sex sexual relationships equal to those between men and women, even though research, science, and nature show this equality does not exist.In the 16 days since the U.S. Supreme Court decided to undefine marriage, that factually-challenged talking point has been all but forgotten in the rush to further change marriage, strip churches of their non-profit statuses, and punish those who refuse to bow to the new order.Of course, liberals must still pretend their goal is so-called “equality,” not the state-sanctioned...
  • Delusion in the Desert (Don Trump and the Las Vegas Libertarian FreedomFest Convention)

    07/13/2015 12:43:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics The Blog ^ | July 12, 2015 | Robert Kuttner, Co-founder and co-editor, 'The American Prospect'
    LAS VEGAS -- I'm here at Planet Hollywood as the token liberal to participate in two debates -- one on what is killing the American Dream; the other a mock trial of the Federal Reserve. Paul Krugman is also here, debating the cause and cure of inequality. We're outnumbered about a thousand to one. The annual FreedomFest convention of some 2,000 libertarian conservatives is doubly surreal. What better setting for libertarian dreams than fantastical Las Vegas -- the free market as casino, made flesh. Like casino operators, these libertarians live on fantasies. They inhabit an imagined universe where markets never...
  • What do progressives ultimately want?

    07/12/2015 11:02:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Newsday ^ | July 11, 2015 | William F. B. O'Reilly, Republican consultant
    I don't get it. I honestly don't. Call me an idiot; declare me obtuse. I can't figure out the long game of the American left. I've been struggling with the thought for a while. But the answer isn't forthcoming. I don't mean to insult. I'm genuinely asking for clues. The progressive outlook seems negative. Everyone's being cheated. Everything's unfair. And offensive. Especially that. I've lived in this country for 52 years. I never knew it was such a cynical place. Instead of seeking ways to move the nation forward, spiritually and economically, the political left is on an inequity hunt....
  • Pat Buchanan warns of another Civil War: The time of mass right-wing civil disobedience is at hand

    07/12/2015 9:31:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Salon ^ | July 10, 2015 | Scott Eric Kaufman, assistant editor
    "A secession of the heart has already taken place," he said using rhetoric that is in no way inflammatory.In his latest column at WorldNetDaily, paleoconservative commentator Pat Buchanan argued that given the Supreme Court’s ruling that legalized same-sex marriage and the Oklahoma Supreme Court’s decision to remove the Ten Commandments monument from the state capitol grounds, a “rebellion” unlike any seen since the Civil Rights Movement “is likely to arise from the right.” Buchanan situated this “coming era of civil disobedience” in a long tradition that began with the Founding Fathers. “What else was our revolution but a rebellion to...
  • A Coming Era of Civil Disobedience?

    07/12/2015 7:43:26 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 24 replies
    http://www.cnsnews.com ^ | July 10, 2015 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision, has ordered a monument of the Ten Commandments removed from the Capitol. Calling the Commandments "religious in nature and an integral part of the Jewish and Christian faiths," the court said the monument must go. Gov. Mary Fallin has refused. And Oklahoma lawmakers instead have filed legislation to let voters cut out of their constitution the specific article the justices invoked. Some legislators want the justices impeached. Fallin's action seems a harbinger of what is to come in America — an era of civil disobedience like the 1960s, where court orders are...
  • Oregon Christian Bakers Forced to Pay $135K by Monday Deadline or Lien May Be Placed on Home

    07/11/2015 7:33:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/11/2015 | Samuel Smith
    More than $210,000 has been raised in support of the Oregon Christian bakers who are being forced by the state to pay $135,000 in "emotional damages" to a lesbian couple for declining to bake them a wedding cake in 2013, an act that would have violated their deeply-held religious convictions. Although an online fundraiser established on GoFundMe.com to support Melissa and Aaron Klein, the owners of the now-closed Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery in Gresham, raised over $100,009 in nine hours in April, the campaign was taken off the website because the Kleins had been "formally charged by local authorities...
  • Toledo judge with extensive NAACP background tells lesbian couple, sorry, I’m a Christian so I can’t

    07/11/2015 4:46:24 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/11/15 | Dan Calabrese
    And so it begins. Let’s just say this right off: Judge C. Allen McConnell of the Toledo Municipal Court is guilty of nothing. Not hypocrisy. Not bigotry. Not any sort of inconsistency. He’s on completely solid ground saying that he came up through the ranks as a champion of civil rights. He did. And he’s a civil rights champion to this day. HTML5 video is not supported! Special: Prepared for This Ancient Biblical Prophecies The problem is not with McConnell. Not at all. The problem is going to come from the very confused culture whose collective head is about to...
  • Gay’ Couple Face Trial for Raping at Least 5 of their 9 Adopted Sons…[Isaiah 24]

    07/10/2015 5:47:03 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 29 replies
    Jews News ^ | 7/10/2015 | Admin
    A judge on Friday allowed two Glastonbury men, accused two years ago of sexually assaulting two of their nine adopted boys, to withdraw their no-contest pleas and take their cases to trial. The unusual action came during what was to be a sentencing hearing for George Harasz and Douglas Wirth, who entered pleas in January to one felony count each of risk of injury to a minor. They agreed to suspended prison sentences. The only issue for Friday’s hearing was to be whether each would be required to register as sex offenders...
  • 57 county clerks request special session; Gov. Beshear still says 'no'

    07/10/2015 10:25:22 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 14 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 07/09/2015 | Don Weber
    FRANKFORT – Fifty-seven county clerks form every region of the commonwealth sent a formal letter to Gov. Steve Beshear on Wednesday requesting that he immediately call for a special session of the General Assembly to address issues relating to issuing same-sex marriage licenses. Casey County Clerk Casey Davis, who has stopped issuing marriage licenses altogether to avoid issuing them to same-sex couples, visited with Beshear in Frankfort on Thursday where Beshear reiterated his stance that he will not call a special session on the subject. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who is the other judge-executive who has chosen not to...
  • The Turning Point: Lawless “Gay Marriage”

    07/10/2015 8:25:23 PM PDT · by massmike · 6 replies
    http://massresistance.com/ ^ | 07/10/2015 | Amy L. Contrada
    Much has been written on the unconstitutionality and irrationality of the Supreme Court’s Obergefell “same-sex marriage” opinion. Will Governors and officials around the country kowtow to the Court and allow lawless same-sex marriage in states where it was banned? Will they imitate the disgraceful Massachusetts model? Will citizens allow this to happen? The turning point for the radical effort to impose “same-sex marriage” (SSM) on the country was the 2003 Goodridge case in Massachusetts. There, the homosexual activists pioneered using the courts to circumvent the democratic lawmaking process and took advantage of an ambitious Governor to implement their dream. In...
  • Colorado Christian Baker Makes Case for Not ‘Expressing’ Support of Same-Sex Marriage

    07/10/2015 7:40:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 07/10/2015 | Ken McIntyre
    The owner of a family business that makes custom cakes today asked a Colorado appeals court to strike down state rulings that he discriminated against a same-sex couple by declining to provide a cake to celebrate their wedding. “People shouldn’t be forced to choose between earning a living and exercising their fundamental rights.”—@AllianceDefend’s Jeremy Tedesco Lawyers for “cake artist” Jack Phillips argued that compelling the suburban Denver baker to express his artistic talents in connection with the 2012 wedding of two men would violate his First Amendment rights not only to freedom of religion but also free speech or...
  • 40 QUESTIONS FOR CHRISTIANS NOW WAVING A RAINBOW FLAG

    07/10/2015 6:31:18 AM PDT · by knarf · 28 replies
    TGC ^ | July 1, 2015 | Pastor Kevin DeYoung
    If you consider yourself a Bible-believing Christian, a follower of Jesus whose chief aim is to glorify God and enjoy him forever, there are important questions I hope you will consider before picking up your flag and cheering on the sexual revolution. These questions aren’t meant to be snarky or merely rhetorical. They are sincere, if pointed, questions that I hope will cause my brothers and sisters with the new rainbow themed avatars to slow down and think about the flag you’re flying.
  • EMOTIONAL MOB RULE AND SPIRITUAL PRINCIPLES ARE A UNIVERSE APART (CONFEDERATE SYMBOLS AND BEYOND)

    07/10/2015 4:20:56 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    7/10/15 | Self
    The emotionally charged campaign in South Carolina to blame and remove a flag in the aftermath of mass murder led by Republicans like Governor Nikki Haley and Senators Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham is insanity driven by the usual suspects including the local Chamber of Commerce and the Manufacturers Alliance. But beyond that its just plain childish and reminds me of Fifth Grade when the liberal teacher took time out to emotionally speak to us students about things like bigotry (we had a large Jewish minority) and bullying. At the next recess when a bully came for me other students...