Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $46,093
52%  
Woo hoo!!! And we're now over 52%!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: gaymarriage

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Rugby star criticised for 'appalling' Australia bushfire remarks

    11/17/2019 7:21:37 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18th November 2019 | BBC News
    Rugby player Israel Folau has drawn anger for linking Australia's bushfire crisis to the nation's same-sex marriage and abortion laws. Folau, who was sacked by Australia in May for making anti-gay remarks on social media, described the fires as a "little taste of God's judgement". Six people have died since last month in blazes raging in eastern Australia. Prime Minister Scott Morrison condemned Folau's remarks as "appallingly insensitive". "He is a free citizen, he can say whatever he likes but that doesn't mean he can't have regard to the grievance [and] offence this would have caused to the people whose...
  • From wedding cakes to t-shirts: Another big win for religious freedom

    11/05/2019 9:32:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/04/2019 | By John Stonestreet and David Carlson
    Blaine Adamson, owner of Hands on Originals, says, 'I don't leave my faith at the door when I walk into my business.' | (PHOTO: ALLIANCE DEFENDING FREEDOM)Blaine Adamson is the owner of Hands On Originals, a “Christian Outfitters” shop in Lexington, Kentucky. Hands On creates customized apparel such as t-shirts, hoodies, and baseball caps.In 2012, when Adamson got a phone call from the Gay and Lesbian Services Organization (or, GLSO) asking him to print t-shirts for a local gay pride festival, he explained that he could not accept the order because it would mean expressing a message that violated...
  • Attempt to block abortion law change in Northern Ireland fails

    10/21/2019 1:29:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Irish Times ^ | October 21, 2019 | Freya McClements, Gerry Moriarty
    An attempt to thwart the liberalisation of abortion law in Northern Ireland fell at the first hurdle on Monday when the Northern Assembly, sitting for the first time in more than a thousand days, was unable to complete the first item of business – the election of a speaker. The appointment of a new speaker required a cross-community vote but as Sinn Féin and the SDLP boycotted the vote this parliamentary obligation could not be met. The DUP had supported the attempt to have a motion passed that would mean that any changes to abortion legislation or same sex marriage...
  • Beto Vows to Strip Tax-Exempt Status From Churches That Oppose Gay Marriage

    10/10/2019 8:35:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/10/2019 | Tyler O' Neill
    Beto to Obama: Hold my beer. Barack Obama's IRS may have targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny, but Obama never pledged to strip tax-exempt status from organizations that disagreed with his position on an issue. Yet on Thursday, former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) said he would strip tax-exempt status from any religious organization that supports traditional marriage as defined by one man and one woman. In fact, his position essentially amounts to a government preference for pro-gay marriage religious bodies that likely violates the Establishment Clause. CNN's Don Lemon quoted O'Rourke's policy on LGBT issues, which states: "Freedom of religion...
  • The Ends Justify the Ways and Means?

    09/20/2019 2:45:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    Family Research Council Action ^ | September 20, 2019 | Tony Perkins and FRC Action Senior Writers
    Eight months into their control of the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) hasn't missed many opportunities to draw a stark contrast between the two parties' policies. From defending infanticide and trying to gut the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to the job-killing New Green Deal, hardly a day passes that the Left's radicalism isn't on display. But yesterday, liberals took their extremism to new heights -- demanding a tax on Bible-believing Americans. Thursday's hearing in the House Ways and Means Committee wasn't the first time liberals have tried to use the IRS to do their dirty work -- but it might...
  • Christian artists can’t be forced to make same-sex wedding invitations, Ariz. Supreme Court rules

    09/17/2019 8:01:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/17/2019 | Michael Gryboski
    Christian artists Breanna Koski (L) and Joanna Duka say they cannot create art for events that celebrate same-sex marriage. | (Photo: Alliance Defending Freedom) A pair of Christian artists cannot be forced by a city ordinance to make wedding invitations for same-sex marriages, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Monday.In Brush & Nib v. City of Phoenix, Arizona’s highest court ruled that Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski, owners of Brush & Nib Studio, cannot be compelled by a local antidiscrimination ordinance to provide their services to same-sex weddings.Writing for the majority, Justice Andrew Gould concluded that the city of Phoenix “cannot...
  • Gay marriage = interracial marriage? Answering an apples-to-oranges argument

    09/09/2019 8:13:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/09/2019 | By John Stonestreet and G. Shane Morris
    For years now, Christians defending the biblical definition of marriage have dealt with a particularly frustrating retort: “Well, Christians used to be against interracial marriage, too,” people will say. Not only is this assertion meant to equate Christian morality with racism, it implies an historical inevitability—that, in a generation or two, Christians will join the march of progress and affirm same-sex relationships, just as they affirm relationships between men and women of different skin colors. America’s very real and shameful history of racial prejudice and violence—and especially the sinful co-option of Christians, clergy, churches, and entire denominations in that history—gives...
  • Two men accused in case involving children and satanic rituals, bestiality

    08/31/2019 2:37:45 AM PDT · by MNDude · 22 replies
    Two men are under arrest on child rape and porn charges as police race to identify children they suspect are being victimized in pornographic pictures posted online. Lockland police describe the case as the worst they’ve ever seen. They say they found the pornographic images, including child bestiality, on the suspects’ phones during rape investigations in Clermont and Hamilton counties. children are now with family, and children’s services is investigating, according to Lockland police. Bustillos indicated in an interview with police Wednesday he was sharing the pornography with others in the Cincinnati area, according to Lockland Police Sgt. Chris Lind....
  • Gov't can't force Christians to make gay wedding videos, appeals court rules

    08/26/2019 8:53:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/26/2019 | Michael Gryboski
    An appeals court has ruled in favor of a Christian couple who oversee a film company that were told by Minnesota officials that they must film same-sex weddings despite religious objections. A three judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit decided last Friday that the Minnesota Human Rights Act violated the First Amendment rights of Carl and Angel Larsen of Telescope Media Group. The decision largely overturned a lower court ruling against the Larsens and remanded their request for an injunction against the MHRA back to the district court level. Circuit Judge David Stras,...
  • Long time BBC religious program ‘Songs of Praise’ broadcasts first “gay wedding”

    08/18/2019 4:15:17 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 18th August 2019 | Hayley Dixon
    Songs of Praise has screened the show's first ever gay wedding as part of a drive to modernise the programme. Presenters of the BBC One show have vowed that they are “not afraid of controversy” as they broadcast a wedding which is currently banned in the Church of England. The Sunday afternoon show, which has been running since 1961, was traditionally a “sort of hymn sandwich”, presenter of more than three decades Pam Rhodes said. But now, which a magazine format an on screen cast which includes soprano Katherine Jenkins and JB Gill, the former frontman of boy-band JLS, the...
  • Boris Johnson, new UK prime minister, is no pro-life or conservative hero

    07/31/2019 8:35:02 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 27 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | July 29th 2019 | JONATHON VAN MAREN
    I will admit up front that I do not follow British politics particularly closely and that most of my friends who do were backing Boris Johnson for the leadership of the United Kingdom’s Tory party. He is, apparently, a conservative of sorts, although when anyone who is actually conservative presses his supporters on his specific credentials, I find they tend to mumble quite a bit. Unsurprisingly, the Mail on Sunday’s Burkean columnist Peter Hitchens is decidedly unimpressed with the new prime minister, who is now safely ensconced at 10 Downing Street. Regardless of whether or not Johnson is a British-style...
  • Homosexuality and Baseball

    07/30/2019 7:13:33 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 69 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 29th July 2019 | Doug Mainwaring
    The gaying of America’s “national pastime” is nearly complete. This year, every single Major League Baseball (MLB) team will have hosted a “Pride Night” except for the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers, although both of those teams have held homosexual “pride” events previously. Teams routinely post pictures of these events on social media, treating “pride” as just another theme night, yet they simultaneously wrap these events in a mantle of social justice, hyping their promotion of “diversity” and “inclusion.” My hometown team, the Washington Nationals (Nats), boasts the longest running “Pride Night” of all major league teams. “On the scoreboard...
  • Bulgarian court recognizes gay ‘marriage’ of EU citizen

    07/29/2019 4:33:56 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 3 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | July 29th 2019 | Lifesitenews
    On Wednesday, LGBT campaigners won a partial victory in Bulgaria, where a court ruled to recognize the validity of the same-sex “marriage” of a pair of foreign women residing in the country. Bulgaria is one of the 22 countries in Europe that doesn’t recognize same-sex “marriage.” Wednesday’s ruling came after Austalian Kristina Palma “married” French citizen Mariama Dialo and the couple subsequently wanted Bulgaria to allow Palma to live and work there because her “wife” is an EU citizen. The court “affirmed Palma’s rights as the spouse of an EU citizen,” the Associated Press reported. The homosexual website Pink News...
  • With Northern Ireland govt in crisis, UK to impose abortion, same-sex ‘marriage’

    07/10/2019 2:20:28 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 7 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | July 9th 2019 | Lianne Laurence
    British M.P.s passed amendments Tuesday to legalize abortion and homosexual “marriage” in Northern Ireland if the devolved Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont is not restored by October 21. The British parliament voted 332-99 on Labour M.P. Stella Creasy’s amendment to the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill to legalize abortion in Northern Ireland, the BBC reported. British M.P.s also voted 383-73 in favour of an amendment by Labour M.P. Conor McGinn to legalize homosexual “marriage” in the region, according to Extra.ie. Abortion is allowed in the United Kingdom up to 24 weeks but is illegal in Northern Ireland, allowed “only when...
  • UN Women Calls Families “Dark” Place for Women

    07/05/2019 4:21:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    The Center for Family and Hunan Rights ^ | July 5, 2019 | Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D.
    NEW YORK, July 5 (C-Fam) Are divorce, cohabitation, same sex marriage, out of wedlock birth and adolescent sex good for women? The latest report from UN Women considers them “a positive reflection of women’s empowerment.” UN Women calls family life “an ambivalent space for women and girls.” “Families can have a darker side: they can be places of violence and discrimination, spaces where women and girls are often denied the resources they need, where they sometimes eat least and last and where their voices are stifled and their autonomy is denied,” the report says, concluding, “As such, the recognition of...
  • Christian Charter School Kicked Out of Voucher Program for Biblical Views on Sexuality

    06/27/2019 2:55:50 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 27, 2019 | Tony Perkins and FRC Senior Writers
    Don’t say America wasn’t warned. During the oral arguments for same-sex marriage in 2015, a question came up about the fallout for Christian education. Asked if religious schools could be punished for holding a natural view of marriage, U.S. Solicitor Donald Verrilli was surprisingly honest. ” … [I]t’s certainly going to be an issue. I don’t deny that, Justice Alito. It is going to be an issue.” Four years later, that prophecy is coming to pass. Out in Maryland, a Christian charter school was told by state officials that it can’t participate in the voucher program anymore because of its...
  • 4 Years On, ‘Marriage Equality’ Slogan Still Doesn’t Add Up

    06/26/2019 7:48:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 26, 2019 | Ryan T. Anderson
    Most everyone in America was and is in favor of marriage equality. Most everyone was and is in favor of marriage equality because most everyone wants the law to treat all marriages equally. The debate in the United States in the decade and a half before Obergefell v. Hodges wasn’t about equality. It was about marriage. We disagreed about what marriage is. Of course, “marriage equality” was a great slogan. It fit on a bumper sticker. You could make a red equal sign your Facebook profile picture. It was a wonderful piece of advertising. And yet it’s completely vacuous. It...
  • Women's World Cup 2019: Ali Krieger, Ashlyn Harris Are Engaged

    06/19/2019 9:07:33 AM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 82 replies
    Radio.com ^ | 6/19/2019 | Jonathan Lehman
    The best women's soccer players on the planet will lean on their loved ones for support as they vie for the trophy in the 2019 World Cup, which begins June 7.For two players on Team USA, their partner will be right next to them on the bench: Defender Ali Krieger and goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris are engaged to be married.The longtime couple went public with their relationship in March in People magazine. Together since 2010, the American soccer stars were engaged last September, and plan to marry in December.  Harris, 33, described to People how the relationship started: “We became really close...
  • Trump [Anti-Religious Freedom] Judicial Pick to Be Withdrawn

    06/12/2019 9:37:05 AM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 17 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 11, 2019 | Natalie Andrews and Lindsay Wise
    Mr. Bogren, a Kalamazoo-based lawyer, was nominated for the Western District of Michigan judgeship in March by the Trump administration. But Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Josh Hawley of Missouri and Thom Tillis of North Carolina all voiced objections to Mr. Bogren’s nomination . . . Republicans objected to Mr. Bogren’s recent writings in a case in which he was defending East Lansing, Mich. The city barred a Catholic couple from participating in the farmers market over their opposition to hosting same-sex marriages on their farm, and the couple sued. In defending the city, Mr. Bogren compared the couple’s...
  • Revoice: LGBT Christian Conference Speaker Rejects Idea That Jesus Supports Gay Marriage

    05/30/2019 12:09:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/30/2019 | Michael Gryboski
    A keynote speaker for the first-ever Revoice Conference, centered on same-sex attracted Christians, has rejected the idea that Jesus Christ wants the church to accept same-sex marriage. Wesley Hill, associate professor of New Testament at the Trinity School for Ministry based in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, said in his speech Saturday evening that Jesus did not support "trimming God's standard down to fit whatever chaos is true of our lives." "Jesus was not out to undermine God's holy will for our lives. If anything, Jesus ratcheted up the standard of sexual purity and sexual holiness," said Hill. "I mean, if God agreed...