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  • Forced To Resign For Her Faith, This Magistrate Sued The State And Won

    02/22/2018 1:23:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 02/22/2018 | Bre Payton
    Gayle Myrick, a 68-year-old grandmother of three, loved her job as a magistrate in North Carolina. For almost five years, she set bonds, issued warrants, and granted protective orders to domestic violence victims, all while offering a message of hope to individuals in a tough spot.“You can start over every day,” Gayle would tell the Americans who came before her. “You don’t have to be in this situation forever. There’s plenty of people that want to help you.”She especially loved presiding over marriage ceremonies.“Presiding over two people committing their lives to each other filled me with so much joy...
  • Miami Catholic school did the right thing (Firing Lesbian Teacher who "got married")

    02/12/2018 10:24:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/12/2018 | By Matt C. Abbott
    Once again, the left is expressing outrage over "politically-incorrect" Catholic teaching and practice. From theMiami Herald: First-grade teacher Jocelyn Morffi lost her job at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School on Thursday, the day after she returned from her [same-sex] wedding [sic] in the Florida Keys[.] ... After judges in Florida lifted the state's ban on same-sex marriage [sic] in 2015, Archbishop Thomas Wenski sent a memo to employees reminding them of the Archdiocese of Miami's policy.All employees, including school teachers, are considered church representatives and are expected to abide by Catholic teachings, the memo said.Any conduct 'inconsistent' with...
  • Christian Judge Forced Out for Not Doing Gay Marriages Awarded $300K Settlement

    02/11/2018 8:23:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/11/2018 | Anugrah Kumar
    Gayle Myrick, an evangelical Christian and former magistrate who was forced out after she refused to perform civil marriage ceremonies for same-sex couples due to her religious beliefs, has been awarded $300,000 by the state of North Carolina in a settlement agreement. (Photo: Reuters/Davis Turner)Jesus Hernandez (L) and Oscar Hull (C) are married outside of Mecklenburg County Register of Deeds office in Charlotte, North Carolina, October 13, 2014. Monday was the first day that Mecklenburg County issued marriage licenses to gay couples.The settlementamount includes $122,660 in back pay, according to her lawyers at Becket, a Washington-based nonprofit.The settlement comes a...
  • Openly gay teacher fired after posting wedding pictures on social media [Miami FL]

    02/10/2018 8:36:50 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    WCMH, NBC 4, Columbus OH ^ | Published: February 10, 2018, 6:47 am | Updated: February 10, 2018, 9:45 am | NBC 4 Staff
    Some parents are speaking out after a popular first grade teacher was fired after she posted pictures of her same-sex wedding on social media. Jocelyn Morffi taught first grade at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School in Miami for seven years. Last weekend, she married her girlfriend and posted pictures of the ceremony to Facebook. On Thursday, Morffi was fired. In a letter to parents, Principal Carlota Morales called it a difficult and necessary decision. Nearly a dozen parents who had children in Morffis class came to the school to protest her firing. The parents called her a great teacher...
  • U.S. judge rules it would be tyranny to force Christian to bake cake for lesbian marriage

    02/09/2018 9:06:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 02/08/2018 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    BAKERSFIELD, California It would be a violation of free speech for a Christian baker to be forced to make a same-sex "wedding" cake, a California judge ruled on Monday. Cathy Miller owns Tastries Bakery, where 40 percent of her business is wedding cakes, many of which she personally designs. Last August two lesbians asked her to design a special cake to celebrate their marriage, and Miller politely redirected them to an accommodating competitor. Nevertheless, as is the well-established LGBT pattern, the lesbians sued Miller anyway. They filed a complaint with the state Department of Fair Employment and Housing, accusing...
  • Bermuda first country to repeal gay marriage

    02/08/2018 12:31:47 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 32 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8th February 2018 | BBC News
    On Wednesday the British overseas territory became the first country in the world to pass, and then revoke, the law, replacing gay marriage with domestic partnerships. The decision also means cruise ships registered in Bermuda are likely to be banned from hosting same-sex weddings. Theresa May said the UK's dealings with Bermuda should be based on "respect". But critics say the law reversal will make the UK an international "laughing stock". The Atlantic island, which is home to 60,000 people, legalised marriage between homosexual couples in May 2017, following a Supreme Court ruling. But the new Domestic Partnership Act, approved...
  • One of Popes 9 advisor Cardinals proposes liturgical blessings of homosexual unions

    02/05/2018 9:37:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 02/05/2018 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Cardinal Reinhard Marx, chairman of the German Episcopal Conference and close advisor of Pope Francis, has told the German media that one must encourage priests to give encouragement to homosexual unions, which could include public blessings that would take a liturgical form. Marx was asked in a radio interview yesterday why the Catholic Church does not always move forward when it comes to demands from some Catholics regarding, for example, the ordination of female deacons, the blessing of homosexual couples, or the abolition of compulsory celibacy [for priests]. Marx responded that closer pastoral care must be given to homosexuals, adding...
  • Far-right AfD member converted to Islam in protest at church's gay marriage stance [Germany]

    01/31/2018 2:59:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 31 January 2018 09:03 CET+01:00 | AFP
    A member of Germanys far-right and anti-Muslim Alternative for Germany party (AfD) who recently converted to Islam has said he did so in protest at what he sees as the moral decline of the Protestant church. Arthur Wagner, 48, until recently a leading party member in the state of Brandenburg, told the Bild newspaper on Wednesday that his decision was in part sparked by the churchs acceptance of same-sex marriage and the presence of priests at gay pride marches. One of the reasons (for the conversion) is tied to changes that have taken place in the church, which no longer...
  • Popes visit to Ireland must not exclude gay Catholics, says Former President

    01/31/2018 2:44:24 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 8 replies
    Irish Independent ^ | 31st January 2018 | Sarah Mac Donald
    FORMER President Mary McAleese said she was concerned the Popes visit would see the LGBT community marginalised after images of same-sex couples were removed from a booklet sent to parishes. The Pope is expected to visit Ireland during the World Meeting of Families (WMF) event in Dublin in August. But it has emerged that the WMF office in Dublin removed an image of a same-sex couple from a booklet on the family the new edition of Amoris: Lets talk Family! Lets be Family! Originally, the pamphlet, which was issued by Catholic publisher Veritas, contained a photo of a same-sex...
  • PCUSA Updates Book of Common Worship to Have 'Inclusive Language' for Same-Sex Marriage

    01/04/2018 8:52:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/04/2018 | Michael Gryboski
    (Photo: Courtesy of PCUSA)The national office for the mainline denomination Presbyterian Church (USA), located in Louisville, Kentucky.Presbyterian Church (USA) will soon have a new Book of Common Worship, which will include a new marriage service text that will feature "inclusive language."Scheduled to be released in May, the latest edition of the BCW is the first revision of the voluntary worship resource since 1993.Among the changes made, the new edition will feature what the PCUSA publication Presbyterians Today described as "inclusive language" for its marriage rite."A revised marriage service features inclusive language and a flexible format, making the service useful...
  • Christians Refuse 2 Bake A HomoCake - Gov. Of Oregon Is Forcing Them To Pay $135,000[tr]

    12/28/2017 12:49:43 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 23 replies
    http://shoebat.com ^ | 12/2/2017 | Theodore Shoebat
    Full title ~ Christian Couple Refuses To Bake A Cake For Homosexual Wedding, Now The Government Of Oregon Is Forcing Them To Pay $135,000 To The Homosexuals. The Oregon Court of Appeals unanimously upheld a ruling and a $135,000 fine that two Gresham bakery owners discriminated against a gay couple by refusing to make them a wedding cake, violating Oregon law. The courts did reverse a portion of the Bureau of Labor and Industries decision that said Melissa and Aaron Klein violated Oregon law by communicating their intent to discriminate against same-sex couples in the future. The appeals...
  • Man who defended same-sex marriage in viral video to run for Iowa state Senate

    12/26/2017 8:04:48 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 26th December 2017 | Avery Anapol
    A man whose speech defending same-sex marriage went viral in 2011 has announced his bid for an Iowa State Senate seat. Zach Wahls, who was 19 when he made the viral video, gave a powerful speech to the Iowa House of Representativess Judiciary Committee about growing up with two moms. The video was YouTubes most-watched political video that year. Wahls, now 26, is running as a Democrat to fill the Iowa State Senate seat for the 37th District, which will be vacated by Democrat Bob Dvorsky, who is not seeking reelection. Wahls announced his campaign on Twitter on Dec. 21,...
  • Almost half of people would support people getting married to avoid inheritance tax [SSM Eire]

    12/18/2017 11:42:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    TheJournal.ie ^ | 12/18/2017
    Almost half of us are okay with the idea of two people getting married to avoid inheritance tax. In a study carried out by Amarch Research for RTɒs Claire Byrne Live, 48% of people said they would support two people getting married where the sole purpose is to avoid inheritance tax. [] The poll comes after two friends went on RTɒs Liveline on Friday afternoon and said they were marrying for tax reasons. The show heard from 85-year-old Matt, who told Joe Duffy that Michael OSullivan was his best friend and that he planned to leave him his house when...
  • Liberal NY Orthodox synagogue to stop announcing LGBT weddings after complaints

    12/13/2017 9:36:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    A flagship liberal Orthodox synagogue in New York will stop congratulating same-sex couples on their weddings following a complaint by the Orthodox Union. The Hebrew Institute of Riverdale in the Bronx will no longer announce the weddings of its LGBT members in its newsletters in accordance with a policy dictated by the OU, the largest association of Orthodox synagogues in the United States. The policy was set out this month in response to complaints from other member synagogues, which take a harder line on opposing same-sex marriage. Orthodox Jewish law, or halacha, prohibits same-sex marriage, and Orthodox rabbis are not...
  • Alabama Senate victor Doug Jones a civil rights champion

    12/13/2017 4:33:11 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 38 replies
    yahoo ^ | December 13, 2017
    Doug Jones, the Democrat who pulled off a stunning upset victory in Alabama's nail-biter Senate contest on Tuesday, is considered a champion for civil rights in a state that played a seminal role in the 1960s movement for racial equality. Jones' supporters erupted in cheers and jubilation as it became clear their portly, balding candidate had become the first Alabama Democrat to win a US Senate seat in 25 years. It came at the bitter end of a vitriolic campaign centered on Jones's Republican rival, Roy Moore, a Christian conservative accused of preying on teenage girls years before. Moore was...
  • Christians Fear Retribution for Opposing Same-Sex Marriage in Australia

    12/12/2017 5:15:53 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 12/11/17 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    SYDNEY, Australia, December 11, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) Christians in Australia who uphold the sanctity of one-man, one-woman marriage are feeling threatened after the country legalized same-sex marriage last week. After a volunteer mail-in survey, lawmakers in both houses of Parliament passed a law legalizing homosexual marriage last week. But as Pastor Mark Powell put it in The Spectator Australia, Let it be known that on the December 7, 2017 the day in Australian Parliamentary history when "love won" the hate campaign truly began. Angry, intolerantPowell was referring to a deluge of hate mail and social media posts from...
  • Mississippi Supreme Court to decide if boys legal biological parents are two lesbians

    12/09/2017 9:15:48 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 52 replies
    Life Site News ^ | December 8, 2017 | Doug Mainwaring
    The Mississippi Supreme Court heard arguments last week about whether a boy born to a lesbian couple should be legally considered the biological son of his mother's female partner. Because of the nature of the childs conception and the relationship of the adults in his life, the story is complicated. The two women who were married chose to have a child that would be conceived in one of them via anonymous sperm donation. The boy is now six years old. His mothers ex-spouse, who helped raise the child from birth, sought to be recognized as a biological parent when the...
  • Australia legalises same-sex marriage

    12/07/2017 12:06:36 AM PST · by naturalman1975 · 7 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 7th December 2017 | Roje Adaimy and Paul Osborne
    Australia's first legal same-sex marriages will go ahead in January after a marathon session of parliament passed laws. Same-sex couples will be able from this Saturday lodge a notice of intended marriage to start the minimum notice period required before their marriages can be solemnised from January 9. Only four MPs in the House of Representatives voted against a private bill on Thursday, just more than a week after it was agreed to by the Senate. It went through unchanged, after 56 hours of parliamentary debate despite a push from conservative politicians for additional exemptions, including for religious organisations, civil...
  • Austrian court rules same-sex couples can marry from 2019

    12/05/2017 11:36:49 PM PST · by Impy · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 12-5-2017 | Nadine Schmidt and Hilary Clarke
    Austria's top court has ruled that same-sex couples can get married from the start of 2019, declaring a previous law discriminatory. The Constitutional Court overturned a law that restricted same-sex unions to civil partnerships, according to court documents seen by CNN. The decision brings Austria into line with many other European nations including Germany, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, France and the UK.
  • A Bakers First Amendment Rights

    12/05/2017 10:00:40 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 4, 2017 | ROBERT P. GEORGE and SHERIF GIRGIS
    You need the First Amendment precisely when your ideas offend others or flout the majoritys orthodoxies. And then it protects more than your freedom to speak your mind; it guards your freedom not to speak the mind of another. Thus, in classic compelled speech rulings, the Supreme Court has protected the right not to be forced to say, do or create anything expressing a message one rejects. Most famously, in West Virginia v. Barnette (1943), it barred a state from denying Jehovahs Witnesses the right to attend public schools if they refused to salute the flag. In Wooley v. Maynard...