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  • Lawfare and Gay Marriage

    08/30/2015 3:11:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8/30/15 | Dennis Saffran
    A Colorado appellate court ruled earlier this month that Jack Phillips, the evangelical owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver, had violated the rights of a gay couple when he declined on religious grounds to design and bake a custom wedding cake for them in 2012 -- two years before same-sex marriage was even legal in the state. (The couple had actually married in Massachusetts.) The court ordered Phillips to “take remedial measures, including comprehensive staff training” on how conscientious objection must give way to anti­discrim­ination law in these situations, and to “file quarterly compliance reports” with the state on...
  • Chick-Fil-A finds a beef in Westchester (homosexual agenda by LAX?)

    08/29/2015 11:06:03 AM PDT · by CreviceTool · 20 replies
    Argonaut Online ^ | August 26,2015 | Gary Walker
    Westchester’s neighborhood council has been taking complaints for years about a boarded-up former Grinder restaurant on Sepulveda Boulevard near Manchester Avenue, which until recently was occupied by a group of homeless men. So when Chick-Fil-A came calling with an interest in taking over the site, it looked like a win-win. Instead, a longstanding ban on drive-thru restaurants in downtown Westchester has Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin opposed to the plan and butting heads with a neighborhood council wanting to make an exception to the rule. The stalemate between Bonin and supporters of the fast-food chain has property owner Perry...
  • Ky. clerk again refuses to issue marriage licences to gay couples despite ruling

    08/27/2015 12:30:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    AP ^ | 8/27/15
    A Kentucky clerk's office on Thursday again refused to issue a marriage license to a gay couple, in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage across the country two months ago. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has refused to issue any marriage licenses, citing her Christian faith and constitutional right to religious freedom, since the landmark decision in June. On Thursday morning, a deputy clerk in her office refused to issue a marriage license to William Smith Jr. and James Yates. It was their third attempt to get a license. They said they will not give...
  • 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...
  • 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)...
  • Wealthy Western Groups Battle African Bishops

    08/25/2015 4:19:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 8/25/15 | Ryan Fitzgerald
    Two Western pro-gay groups are trying to hit back against the traditional morality of the African bishops heading into this year's Synod on the Family. Both groups have helped fund a subversive project promoting LGBT Catholics living in West Africa. The project is headed by the European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups, based in the Netherlands. At first, the forum planned to put together a film highly sympathetic to LGBT Catholics in Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria and Cameroon, who are presumably victims of anti-gay oppression and "bigotry." Now, however, the project will gather similar testimonies and make them part of...
  • Ellen Page (actress) confronts Ted Cruz on LGBT issues

    08/21/2015 8:14:45 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 67 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/21/2015 | KATIE GLUECK
    DES MOINES — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and actress Ellen Page, of “Juno” fame, got into a testy and free-wheeling discussion Friday over gay rights here at the Iowa State Fair. “I’m happy to answer your question but not to have a back-and-forth debate,” Cruz told Page, as she pressed him about discrimination against LGBT citizens, approaching him as he flipped pork chops over an open grill. But the two then proceeded to have a spirited exchange over gay rights and whether private businesses — florist companies, for example —can refuse to cater gay weddings in the name of their...
  • Chick-fil-A location at DIA paused after Denver Council cites chain's LGBT stances

    08/19/2015 7:49:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Denver Post | 8/19/15 | Jon Murray
    Link only due to copyright trolls...link to article is here.
  • Same-sex marriage movement knocking on Australia's door, archbishop warns faithful

    08/18/2015 6:22:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 8/18/15 | Jonah Hicap
    After its success in Ireland and then the United States, the movement to legalise same-sex marriage is now knocking on Australia's doors to the dismay of devoted Christians in the Land Down Under.Australian Archbishop Anthony Fisher revealed recently that "there are voices in our culture that no longer think marriage need be for life, or be open to children, or be exclusive, or be between man and wife."Addressing the faithful during the Annual Marriage Mass with Renewal of Vows at Saint Mary's Cathedral in Sydney last July 12, Fisher said those behind this movement "write off as benighted and bigoted...
  • Stabbing for Sodomy [A Christian man was stabbed simply for disapproving of sodomy]

    08/18/2015 5:33:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 8/18/15 | Ryan Fitzgerald
    A Christian man was stabbed in the back by a pro-gay woman last Friday after telling her he doesn't believe sodomy is okay. The man, a 26-year-old Mennonite missionary from Drayton, Ontario, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a local hospital and has already been released. He was part of a group that traveled to Ottawa to preach, sing and share the Gospel in the streets. According to Eric Brubacher, a witness and member of the Mennonite group the victim was part of, "The confrontation was about the idea of homosexuality ... if that's OK, if that's acceptable, and whether...
  • Kentucky clerk: issuing gay marriage licenses violate religious beliefs

    08/16/2015 6:12:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/16/15 | Steve Bittenbender
    A Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples said that doing so would violate her religious beliefs as she asked a judge on Friday to delay his order to process applications for the licenses. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis should not have to begin issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples until the issue is resolved in court, attorneys for Davis wrote in a response filed with the U.S. District Court in Ashland, Kentucky. Davis stopped issuing all marriage licenses following the U.S. Supreme Court's June ruling legalizing gay marriage because her religious...
  • Hey Christians, Say Goodbye To Religious Freedom [There will be plenty of cake, though]

    08/16/2015 2:47:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 8/14/15 | David Harsanyl
    Just in case you need a refresher: Back in 2012, a baker in the Denver suburb of Lakewood was asked by a gay couple to make them a wedding cake—two years before gay marriage was even legalized in Colorado. The owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, Jack Phillips, declined to participate in Charlie Craig and David Mullins’ celebration, because such an event conflicted with his Christian faith.Here are a few things Phillips didn’t do: He didn’t query consumers about their sexual preferences. He didn’t bar same-sex couples from purchasing a cake at a place of public accommodation. He didn’t ask consumers traveling...
  • Michael Sam tweets his departure from football, citing mental health

    08/14/2015 8:44:02 PM PDT · by Callahan · 46 replies
    ESPN ^ | 8/14/2015 | ESPN News Services
    Michael Sam will step away from professional football, he announced via Twitter on Friday night. Sam, the 25-year-old who began the season with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes, cited a tumultuous past year for leaving football at this time. The Alouettes confirmed in a release that Sam has left the club for "personal reasons" and that he has been added to the team's suspended list. Sam made the announcement in a series of three tweets.
  • 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...
  • Target banning gender toys; look what California wants to do next

    08/10/2015 4:53:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Allen B. West ^ | 8/10/15 | Derrick Wilburn
    This week we learned Target is now eliminating any gender classification from its toys and children’s clothing aisles. We’ve already reported here about a California city mandating gender-neutral restrooms.I have to ask, if liberals are so hell-bent on promoting diversity, why are they so doggedly determined to eliminate it?Fresh off the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, Democrats in California (where else?) have introduced a bill that would ban the words “husband” and “wife” from being used in federal law because they are “gendered terms” and discriminate against gay people (and presumably trans-gendered or in-between?)The words husband and wife were...
  • Sally Kohn slammed for bigoted tweet on religious liberty

    08/07/2015 9:14:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    saynsumthn.wordpress.com ^ | August 7, 2015 | saynsumthn
    During Thursday’s GOP presidential debate, liberal Sally Kohn tweeted, “If bakeries are so worried about their religious freedom, they can become churches. #GOPDebate”
  • Shameless lesbian couple burned down their own house for the insurance payout then called it a hate

    08/06/2015 5:24:10 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/06/2015 | James Dunn
    [FULL TITLE] Shameless lesbian couple burned down their own house for the insurance payout then called it a hate crime and blamed their neighbor Carol Ann and Laura Jean Stutte's house in Venore, Tennessee, burnt down in September 2010 'Queers' was sprayed on their garage and they claimed it was a hate crime Insurers accused them of an elaborate hoax to get the $276,000 payoutA court ruled they sprayed the abuse and burned their own house down A lesbian couple scrawled homophobic abuse on their garage before burning down their own house in Tennessee then calling it a hate crime, a court...
  • 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.
  • Ted Cruz Hires Couple Behind Anti-Gay Billboards to Iowa Team

    08/05/2015 2:53:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Boston Edge ^ | August 5, 2015 | Jason St. Amand, National News Editor
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz announced Tuesday that he hired a couple who plans to erect 1,000 anti-gay marriage billboards around the country to his Iowa leadership team, the Guardian reports. Betty and Richard Odgaard lost a lawsuit earlier this year after refusing to serve same-sex couples at their wedding business. After having to pay a $5,000 fine and being instructed to not discriminate based on sexual orientation, the Odgaards decided to close up shop and start a new organization with the goal of putting up 1,000 billboards across America that attack marriage equality. So far, they've erected one in...
  • Employers denying same-sex benefits may be in trouble

    08/05/2015 2:42:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/5/15 | Paige Winnfield Cunningham
    Many employers may still refuse benefits to same-sex spouses, but those who do may be walking on thin ice. While the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling in June required states to issue same-sex marriage licenses and recognize licenses issued elsewhere, the justices didn't say anything explicit about whether employers can treat same-sex spouses differently than opposite-sex spouses. But the decision does mean states that require certain spousal benefits must now ensure the requirements extend to same-sex spouses, legal and policy experts say. That would affect health plans offered by smaller employers, since they're typically regulated by states. "If you are...
  • 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...
  • IRS commissioner promises not to revoke tax-exempt status of colleges that oppose gay marriage

    08/04/2015 3:35:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/3/15 | Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    After the Supreme Court’s decision on gay marriage, religious leaders feared that religious universities, nonprofits and other institutions could lose their tax-exempt status. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has promised the Senate Judiciary Oversight Subcommittee that his agency would not go after the tax-exempt status of religious colleges and universities that oppose gay marriage. During a hearing Wednesday conducted by the Senate Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) asked Koskinen whether the IRS would “not, in the absence of a directive by Congress or by the courts,” take action to remove religious schools’...
  • Racketeering suit is filed against anti-abortion group that released undercover videos

    08/03/2015 5:43:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The ABA Journal ^ | August 3, 2015 | Debra Cassens Weiss
    The National Abortion Federation filed a federal racketeering suit on Friday against the anti-abortion group that released undercover videos in which Planned Parenthood officials discuss the sale of fetal tissue and abortion methods. The July 31 suit (PDF) says the anti-abortion group, the Center for Medical Progress, created a fake company called Biomax Procurement Services to obtain an exhibitors booth at national conferences of the National Abortion Federation, report the Los Angeles Times and the Recorder (sub. req.). According to the suit, activists posing as company operatives signed nondisclosure agreements barring them from making recordings at the conferences and from...
  • Ted Cruz thinks scientists invented climate change

    08/03/2015 3:11:48 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 77 replies
    grist.org ^ | 8/3/2015 | Katie Herzog
    Remember Ted Cruz? Way back last spring, it seemed the Texas senator could be the front-runner for the most extreme, anti-reason candidate in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. That was, of course, before Donald “All Mexicans Are Rapists” Trump captured the attention of the American populace, turning what was your standard 47-candidate presidential primary into a giant, media-fueled train wreck that the nation’s Democrats are slowly driving by with equal parts horror and delight. Unfortunately for all candidates who are not Donald “Pass the Hairspray” Trump, you’ve basically got to believe in phrenology, bloodletting, and finding Jesus in...
  • A Thousand Points of Hate: Couple Plans Massive Series of Anti–Gay Marriage Billboards

    08/02/2015 8:11:27 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 47 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/1/2015 | Samantha Cowan
    Some highway billboards are the same wherever you go across this great land of ours: McDonald’s, Target, Walmart. Others are more regional (where is the line at which Carl’s Jr. becomes Hardee’s, anyway?). Some are particular to states, and those road-tripping through Oklahoma will likely see billboards directing them to visit online adult toy shops and to alert law enforcement about any methamphetamine use they come across. And in one small part of the state—the town of Durant, in the southeast corner—visitors and residents may now feast their eyes upon a message against marriage equality. The plea comes from Betty...
  • Gay Catholics Push for Church Weddings

    07/28/2015 3:06:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 117 replies
    Aletelia ^ | July 29, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    When the Supreme Court ruling came down in late June, extending the right to marriage to members of the same sex in all 50 states, some observers felt that the Catholic Church was fairly immune to any requirements that it would have to allow same-sex weddings before her altars. Now, though, calls for the Church to allow such nuptials are bubbling up. How far they will get is another question. The issue was raised Tuesday by a report in the New York Times that featured “gay and transgender Catholics” who are making noises with the approaching visit to these shores...
  • 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...
  • Saint Nero, Patron of Gay Marriage

    07/25/2015 12:43:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 7/23/15 | R.V. Young
    Regard this essay as a qualified mea culpa. I have long maintained that there is no point in arguing against “gay marriage,” because there are no arguments for it. To argue that a “homosexual” has no right to marry another man is not unlike arguing that a unicorn has no right to be a computer programmer. The proposition is absurd on its face, and so to argue against it is to offer it unwarranted credibility. As evidence, I have remarked that at no time before the late twentieth century—at least within the boundaries of Western civilization—had anyone contemplated marriage between...
  • [KY] State forbids pastors calling homosexuality 'sinful'

    07/25/2015 12:36:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 318 replies
    WND ^ | 7/24/15 | Bob Unruh
    The state of Kentucky has begun imposing a religious test on volunteer pastor counselors in its youth division, insisting that they refrain from calling homosexuality “sinful” and dismissing those who cannot bend their religious faith to accommodate the state requirements. The policy was uncovered by Liberty Counsel, which has sent a letter to Bob Hayter, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice, demanding that the state religious test be dropped and that a dismissed counselor be reinstated.“Liberty Counsel writes regarding the blatantly unconstitutional revocation of volunteer prison minister status of ordained Christian minister David Wells, who has provided voluntary...
  • Dozens of Dems push 'Equality Act' for LGBT community [Open Season on Christians Act of 2015]

    07/25/2015 6:04:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/25/15 | Elizabeth Potter
    Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., and almost every Democrat in the House proposed a bill this week that would extend federal anti-discrimination protections to the LGBT community. The Equality Act would ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identify in areas like housing, employment, federal funding, education, credit and jury service, according to Cicilline's website. Cicilline's bill in the House has the support of 165 other House Democrats, and a Senate bill from Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., has 39 other Democrats on it. "In most states, you can get married on Saturday, post your wedding photos to Facebook...
  • Suit: Indiana worker fired for opposing same-sex marriage

    07/23/2015 6:38:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    WNDU ^ | 6/23/15
    A former employee of a southern Indiana county clerk says she was fired over her religious objection to processing a same-sex couple's marriage application.Linda G. Summers of Corydon says in a federal lawsuit filed last week that Harrison County Clerk Sally Whitis violated her civil and religious rights by firing her last year after Summers raised objections.Indiana had a same-sex marriage ban that was struck down by a federal court last year. The suit alleges that Whitis told employees after the ruling that they were "only doing the paperwork and not performing their ceremony."Whitis and the Harrison County attorney declined...
  • Italy told to recognize same-sex couple rights [by European Court of Human Rights]

    07/21/2015 3:45:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    The court denounced the country for violating the rights of three same-sex couples after failing to recognize their unions. Italy’s Court of Cassation in February rejected gay marriage, saying that nothing existed within the Italian Constitution which stipulated extending marriage rights to same-sex couples. But the court then said that gay people have the right to a “protective law” which ensures they have the same rights as unmarried Italian couples. Although same-sex marriage and civil unions are illegal in Italy, some cities allow gay couples who wed abroad to be registered. In May, 17 gay, lesbian and heterosexual couples signed...
  • Cis Drag Queens Banned from Pride Event Because They Might Offend Trans People

    07/20/2015 6:00:11 PM PDT · by keats5 · 54 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/20/15 | KATHERINE TIMPF Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/421402/drag-queens-banned-scot
    Maybe complete and total inclusivity isn’t as easy as it sounds. The organizers of Free Pride Glasgow in Scotland have hit a snag in their mission to plan a totally inclusive event: Some activists think drag queens are offensive to transgender people, others think banning drag queens is offensive to transgender drag queens, and still others think allowing only transgender drag queens is offensive to cisgender drag queens. Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/421402/drag-queens-banned-scotland-pride
  • Obama administration tightens grant rules for religious groups

    07/20/2015 4:05:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/20/15 | Paige Winfield Cunningham
    Religious groups that refuse abortion counseling no longer can get grants to help trafficking victims unless they ensure the counseling is provided by a third party, under new guidelines by the Department of Health and Human Services. In guidance quietly posted online in June, the agency said groups competing for grants must offer "the full range of legally permissible gynecological and obstetric care," which includes abortion counseling and referrals. If groups don't offer the services, they must propose an alternative approach to remain competitive for a grant. That has at least one anti-abortion advocate contending the new policy may violate...
  • In his first remarks since resigning, Nienstedt denies allegations in affidavits

    07/20/2015 4:29:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Mpls Red Star/Tribune ^ | 7/19/15 | Jean Hopfensperger and Tony Kennedy and Paul McEnroe
    Former Archbishop John Nienstedt said he remains “dumbfounded” by the allegations of personal misconduct that emerged last year during an internal church investigation of his behavior — a report that the archdiocese now is considering making public. “It pains me deeply that my good name and reputation have been put into question by allegations that are entirely false and based wholly on rumor, hearsay, or innuendo,” said Nienstedt last week, in written responses to questions from the Star Tribune. Commissioned by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, the probe looked into claims that Nienstedt had engaged in behavior that...
  • If being gay is not a choice, why so much proselytizing?

    07/20/2015 2:34:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/20/15 | Newsmachete
    Scott Walker was asked whether being gay was a choice. This was important to ask because homosexuals are an estimated 1%-2% of the population (not including transvestites who declare themselves gay, which actually makes them straight), so I understand the need to constantly talk about this little group at the expense of issues affecting the other 98%. So Walker was asked whether being gay is a choice and so far, unlike other gay-topical questions, he has only given one answer, which is "I don't know." But what I want to know is, if being gay isn't a choice, why is...
  • D. Baton Rouge: Man in same-sex “marriage” denied Communion at funeral

    07/19/2015 10:49:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 7/19/15 | Fr John Zuhlsdorf
    In The Advocate (a homosexual publication) there is an article which serves up examples of common errors and sloppy thinking about reception of the Eucharist.Two points. The article is manipulative, but that is to be expected from something called “The Advocate”. You can be sure that the article doesn’t tell us everything.So, keeping in mind that we are flying partially blind… my emphases and comments. [NOT] Married gay man describes denial of communion at mother’s funeral Mass [Obergefell v. Hodges changes nothing regarding the Church’s understanding of marriage. Two men can’t be married.]Tim Ardillo said he was standing next to...
  • The New Normal Gets Down and Dirty...and other predictable consequences of Obergefell

    07/19/2015 3:47:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/18/15 | George Weigel
    No small part of the extraordinary success of the pro–“gay marriage” movement has been its ability to sell the idea that this really is No Big Deal. Same-sex-attracted men and women, the claim goes, simply want what other people want — stable, loving relationships, in which responsibility is assumed for those for whom we care. When the state recognizes that, all will be well, calm will prevail, and we can all get on with our lives. It’s a culturally powerful argument, especially when wrapped in the mantle of the classic civil-rights movement, and the polling numbers suggest that a lot...
  • Stockton Police Lt. Toby Will Placed on Leave After Sending Anti-Gay Marriage Letter to Local Paper

    07/18/2015 7:09:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 106 replies
    NBC ^ | 7/17/15 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    A high-ranking California police lieutenant has been placed on leave after he sent a newspaper a letter condemning the legalization of same-sex marriage nationwide. He signed the letter with his rank and employer — and the newspaper editor says that's how he wanted it to appear in print. In a letter to the editor of the Stockton Record, Stockton Police Lt. Toby Will called legal same-sex marriage "blatant debauchery." The letter, titled "Marriage ruling shuns God," was posted online on July 7. The Stockton Record then printed an article headlined "Cop's letter sparks concern." It quoted police spokesman Joe Silva...
  • Scott Walker backtracks on reaction to gay Boy Scout leaders

    07/15/2015 3:01:13 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 114 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/15/2015 | Adam Lerner
    Scott Walker stumbled over his own prior comments Wednesday, saying that when he called on the Boy Scouts to reinstate a ban on gay leaders because it “protected children,” he meant the ban protected them from media scrutiny. “The protection was not a physical protection,” Walker said Wednesday at an event in South Carolina, according to The New York Times. Rather, the Wisconsin governor continued, he was referring to “protecting them from being involved in the very thing you’re talking about right now, the political and media discussion about it, instead of just focusing on what Scouts is about, which...
  • Man Fired for Reaction to Rainbow Flag

    07/15/2015 6:39:09 PM PDT · by gopno1 · 30 replies
    Fremont Tribune ^ | 7/15/2015 | Catherine Huddle/Lincoln Journal Star
    Three days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that people of the same sex may marry one another, a flag went up outside the Alley bar at 1031 M St. It looked like an American flag, but it was the colors of the rainbow. And that made James "Tony" Cascio see red. "I found it highly insulting to deface our country's flag," said the 54-year-old Lincoln man who was working at a nearby construction site. "The fact that it's a gay bar has nothing to do with it," Cascio said Monday. "I went over and expressed my unhappiness. I even...
  • 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...
  • Boy Scouts of America votes to end ban on gay adults

    07/13/2015 2:07:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 139 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 7.13.2015 | bbc
    The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has unanimously approved a resolution to end the organisation's ban on gay adults working as leaders. The group's National Executive Board will meet to ratify the resolution on 27 July, the Boy Scouts said in a statement. It is a major step towards ending a policy that has caused deep rifts in the group, which was set up in 1910. The BSA voted to end a ban on allowing open gay boys to become scouts in 2013. Earlier this year, former US defence secretary Robert Gates, who is BSA president, told the group's national...
  • 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 Possible Reason for Fox News Debates (IMO)

    07/12/2015 9:52:25 AM PDT · by RetSignman · 20 replies
    Me thinking outside the box | July 12, 2015 | RetSignman
    The first thing that made me suspicious of their true motives was who they are 'partnering' with...Facebook. It wasn't that long ago when Fox News called them the most liberal organization in the country and that's still true to this day. Add to that, the other polling organizations which they will use to help in their selections of who'll be worthy to run are ABC News, NBC/Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Monmouth and possibly Public Policy Polling. These organizations and ,by extension, Fox News and are responsible for keeping Bush as number one.
  • ‘**** YOUR GOD, WE LOVE GAYS!’ – ‘tolerant’ liberals VANDALIZE church with blasphemous obscenity

    07/09/2015 1:03:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Star-Telegram article on Right Scoop ^ | July 8, 2015 | Written by By Dustin L. Dangli reposted by soopermexican
    <p>A Texas Baptist church was vandalized by pro gay marriage advocates who just wanted to spread the love around by destroying others’ private property.</p> <p>A church marquee that displayed a message disagreeing with the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on same-sex marriage was spray-painted with graffiti this weekend.</p>
  • How to Resist the Obergfell Supreme Court (We need not, and must not, give in to Obergefell)

    07/09/2015 2:07:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 71 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/9/15 | Bradley C. S. Watson
    Justice Kennedy’s reasoning in Obergefell is fully encapsulated by his first line: Americans have a constitutional right “to define and express their identity.” Of course, this right is contingent on their defining only those things to which the Supreme Court is willing to ascribe “dignity,” in prose so purple it must be read with tinted glasses. On its face, the reasoning is as risible as it is contemptible. In this new, metastasized version of substantive due process, the business of adjudicating rights no longer demands analysis, only ascription. The dissents are among the harshest, most dismissive, and most suggestive in...
  • Democrat Senator Says Pro-Life People Have No First Amendment Religious Freedoms

    07/08/2015 7:02:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 8, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    A pro-abortion Democrat Senator is getting criticism for a comment suggesting that only churches enjoy First Amendment religious freedom protections, and that those freedoms do not extend to individual people. The comment is a huge concern for pro-life advocates who are worried about being forced to pay for abortions with their tax dollars or insurance premiums. The concerns also extend to pro-life medical professionals like doctors and nurses who do not want to be forced to perform or assist in or refer for abortions. Balwdin’s comments are instructive for the pro-life movement because they come at a time when abortion...
  • Australia's bishops reaffirm marriage – and get reported to government

    07/08/2015 7:06:45 PM PDT · by markomalley
    CNA ^ | 7/8/15 | Kevin J. Jones
    In a recent pastoral letter on marriage, Australia’s Catholic bishops reaffirmed Catholic teaching. And one of the bishops has countered a leading same-sex marriage activist who said the pastoral letter should be reported to the Tasmanian government for illegal bias. “The Catholic Church in Tasmania is exercising its right to freedom of opinion, just as opponents to the Church’s views on marriage are also exercising their rights,” Archbishop Julian Porteous of Hobart said, according to the Catholic Leader newspaper. His comments concern the booklet “Don’t Mess with Marriage,” a pastoral letter the Australian bishops’ conference released May 28. He said...
  • Judge Issues Statement After Refusing To Marry Same Sex Couple

    07/08/2015 5:57:43 PM PDT · by knarf · 50 replies
    (exurpt)"On Monday, July 6, I declined to marry a non-traditional couple during my duties assignment. The declination was based upon my personal and Christian beliefs established over many years. I apologize to the couple for the delay they experienced and wish them the best. The court has implemented a process whereby same-sex marriages will be accommodated. I will continue to perform traditional marriages during my duties assignment. I am also seeking advisory opinion from the Supreme Court of Ohio at this time as to whether or not I can opt out of the rotation. Upon receipt of the advisory opinion...