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  • ‘Stamp Them Out’: On the New Sexual Moralism (J Barro calls for shunning of Traditionalists)

    07/24/2014 12:24:41 PM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 24, 2014 | Andrew Walker & Owen Strachan
    Last night, New York Times reporter Josh Barro tweeted out a disturbing message: “Anti-LGBT attitudes are terrible for people in all sorts of communities. They linger and oppress, and we need to stamp them out, ruthlessly.” This is rather shocking. Barro is no angry blogger writing manifestos in his basement. He is a respected reporter from a prestigious newspaper that prides itself on equanimity in the face of heated debate. Yet he seems, by any reasonable measure, to be fomenting a campaign to rout all dissenters from the sexual revolution. Erick Erickson wrote a brief response to Barro’s tweet, to...
  • Former Homosexual Reveals 'Unmitigated Disaster of Gay Marriage'

    07/24/2014 6:04:58 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 45 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 7/18/2014 | David Kyle Foster
    For over 10 years I lived the homosexual lifestyle, and for 34 years I have not. And there are very good reasons for that difference. To those who suggest that I never was homosexual, my response is, "Does sleeping with over 1,000 men count?" Oh yes. I was homosexual, though like most, I never wanted to have such attractions. I saw the narcissism and arrested emotional development all around me, and in me. Guys flitting around like Peter Pan were sometimes cute and funny, and certainly nonthreatening, but I wanted to be a grown up. I wanted to be a...
  • Is Evangelical Morality Still Acceptable in America?

    07/17/2014 7:09:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 07/17/2014 | Alan Noble
    People who disagree with same-sex marriage and birth-control use have been met with accusations of bigotry. Are some Christians being unfairly shamed out of the public sphere? Is evangelical Christian morality still viable in American public life? This is the question lurking in recent debates over religious-liberty issues, from the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision to the Christian bakers who object to baking cakes for gay weddings. In discussions of these cases, objections to same-sex marriage and contraception are described as a retreat from “secular society.” And in some cases, evangelicals actually have retreated: Since the Boy Scouts of America...
  • Megachurch pastor: Denominations that allow gay ‘marriage’ are ‘Satan’s church’

    07/16/2014 2:00:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 48 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Kirsten Andersen
    In the wake of the Presbyterian Church (USA)’s recent decision to celebrate same-sex “marriages,” celebrity pastor John MacArthur of “Grace to You” has come out with some strong statements condemning “false churches” that abandon Biblical teachings against homosexual behavior. “They have no allegiance to the Bible,” MacArthur told The Blaze online news service. “You go back to every one of those seminaries … for a century [they] have been deniers of biblical authority, they have no relationship to scripture, they are the apostate church, they are Satan’s church.” While it seems clear MacArthur was implying that self-professed Christians who accept...
  • Archbishop to Pelosi, critics: No, I won’t drop March for Marriage

    06/16/2014 9:00:01 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 27 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6-16-14 | Ben Johnson
    San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has responded that, despite criticism from political leaders in his home state, he will attend the March for Marriage this week, because his position requires him to act as a defender of the Catholic faith. In a letter released today, Cordileone wrote that he is required “as a bishop, to proclaim the truth—the whole truth—about the human person and God’s will for our flourishing ... especially the truth about marriage as the conjugal union of husband and wife,” Cordileone wrote. “That is what I will be doing on June 19th.” Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone Political figures...
  • Thought Police Force Local Baker to Participate in Gay Wedding. Will They Make Orthodox Rabbis...

    06/06/2014 4:52:25 PM PDT · by bamahead · 45 replies
    Reason ^ | June 6, 2014 | David Harsanyi
    The Colorado Civil Rights Commission has ordered a suburban Denver baker named Jack Phillips to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples, finding that his religious objections do not supersede the state's anti-discrimination statutes. Because if the Constitution should be subordinate to anything, it's the local thought police, hurt feelings, and nuptial pastries. Raju Jaram, one of the reprehensible unelected commissioners—whose contact information is nowhere to be found on Colorado's government site—apparently had this to say about the case: "I can believe anything I want, but if I'm going to do business here, I'd ought to not discriminate against people." No,...
  • Conservative United Methodists say divide over sexuality is `irreconcilable'

    05/31/2014 12:06:01 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 93 replies
    charlotteobserver.com ^ | May. 30, 2014 | Tim Funk and Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    Will the United Methodist Church soon have to drop the “United” part of its name? A group of 80 pastors, including at least two from North Carolina, says the nation’s second-largest Protestant denomination faces a split because of an inability to resolve long-standing theological disputes about homosexuality and church doctrine. But more than lamenting the divisions, the pastors indicated there is little reason to think reconciliation – or even coexistence – could be found. Like a couple heading to divorce court, the pastors cited irreconcilable differences that can’t be mended.
  • HRC Delivers Letter to Vatican Due to Growing Concern on Anti-LGBT Stance of Catholic Schools

    05/28/2014 12:14:52 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 33 replies
    The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, delivered a letter to the Vatican on behalf of 9 teachers who have lost their jobs at Catholics Schools for either being LGBT, or supporting an LGBT family member. Last month, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati took anti-LGBT to a new level, calling not only for the firing of gay and lesbian school employees, but also citing support of the “homosexual lifestyle” as grounds for dismissal. More than 2,200 educators at 94 parochial schools in the archdiocese have been affected by this new contract....
  • After HGTV show cancellation, twins warn of censorship

    05/10/2014 6:34:14 AM PDT · by NYer · 49 replies
    cna ^ | May 10, 2014
    David and Jason Benham were to have hosted the HGTV show Flip It Forward. Charlotte, N.C., May 10, 2014 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Twin brothers David and Jason Benham have said they are “saddened” that their reality show about giving houses to poor persons was cancelled following controversy over their opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage. “With all of the grotesque things that can be seen and heard on television today you would think there would be room for two twin brothers who are faithful to our families, committed to biblical principles, and dedicated professionals,” the two said in...
  • Boycotting those who boycotted St. Patrick's parade

    05/08/2014 6:01:38 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 16 replies
    Here's a handy list of beverages to boycott from Heineiken, Guinness, Sam Adams, and their parent companies. Print it out before you go shopping for a party! If they're ashamed of St. Patrick, I'm ashamed of them.
  • First Oenly Gay Bishop Files for Divorce (25 Years)

    05/04/2014 2:30:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Gene Robinson made headlines in 2003 as the first openly gay Anglican bishop. Eleven years later, the Episcopalian has announced that he is filing for divorce from his partner of 25 years. In a post published by the Daily Beast, Robinson explained the situation. Recently, my partner and husband of 25-plus years and I decided to get divorced. While the details of our situation will remain appropriately private, I am seeking to be as open and honest in the midst of this decision as I have been in other dramatic moments of my life—coming out in 1986, falling in love,...
  • (Anglican) Archbishop: We ‘have evolved’ from Bible’s teaching on divorce, why not gay ‘marriage’?

    04/25/2014 1:52:25 PM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 25, 2014 | HILARY WHITE
    Abp. Barry Morgan of Wales LLANDUDNO, Wales, (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Anglican Church’s “views have evolved and changed” on the nature of marriage “a subject which Jesus pronounced very clearly,” the head of the Anglican Church in Wales said this week; therefore, it can also change its teaching on homosexuality. In an address to the governing body of the Church in Wales, Dr. Barry Morgan, the Anglican Archbishop of Wales warned of the danger of the Anglican Churches being “seen as homophobic.” Morgan said that the Church’s views “evolve and change” as it responds to the changes in the secular world....
  • True marriage supporters ‘not welcome’ in New York: councilman

    04/17/2014 2:03:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 58 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Catherine Briggs
    NEW YORK, April 17, 2014, (LifeSiteNews.com) – A New York City councilman has effectively told traditional marriage supporters they are “not welcome” in the Big Apple. In response to Chick-fil-A’s proposed plans to expand their business and set up restaurants in several locations, including New York City, Councilman Daniel Dromm told the Huffington Post that the fast-food chain would not be welcome in the most populous city in the country. Councilman Daniel Dromm “We don’t need bigots coming to New York City,” Dromm told HuffPost. “They are not welcome here unless they can embrace all of New York’s diverse community,...
  • Sex After Christianity - Gay marriage is not just a social revolution but a cosmological one.

    04/16/2014 4:06:41 AM PDT · by don-o · 40 replies
    Twenty years ago, new president Bill Clinton stepped on a political landmine when he tried to fulfill a campaign promise to permit gay soldiers to serve openly. Same-sex marriage barely registered as a political cause; the country was then three years away from the Defense of Marriage Act and four years from comedian Ellen DeGeneres’s prime-time coming out. Then came what historians will one day recall as a cultural revolution. Now we’re entering the endgame of the struggle over gay rights and the meaning of homosexuality. Conservatives have been routed, both in court and increasingly in the court of public...
  • The persecution of Sister Jane Dominic Laurel

    04/14/2014 7:11:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Judie Brown
    Teaching the truths about homosexuality, chastity, adultery, and how God wants us to live our lives is not always an easy thing to do. Nor is living that life. But God asks that we do our best nevertheless, for our ultimate goal is eternity with Him. We cannot plead ignorance. We cannot justify that we chose otherwise. God's word is the truth, and though some may try to silence those who tell the truth, it doesn't change the facts. April 11, 2014 (ALL.org) - Sister Jane Dominic Laurel, a Dominican nun who has recently come under fire for a presentation...
  • Homofascist Tyranny

    04/11/2014 9:33:26 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 4-9-14 | Michael Voris
    Homofascist Tyranny The tyranny of homofascism must be opposed By Michael Voris The Vortex April 9, 2014 Grab a pen and write the word down as quickly as you can and start using it everywhere – the word is .. homofascists .. as in homofascism. A working definition you ask? How’s this for starters? Homofascism – “a way of organizing a society in which homosexualists impose their agenda with which no one is allowed to disagree or have any appeal to the contrary without being subjected to severe consequences of ridicule, slander, libel, fines, public demonstrations, distortions, denial of free...
  • Why does progressive Pope Francis allow anti-gay bishops to preach hate? [BARF]

    04/07/2014 3:54:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | 4/5/2014 | Michael O'Loughlin
    A president struggling in the polls at home recently traveled to the Vatican. He was hoping that a photo with the wildly popular Pope Francis might boost his dismal approval ratings. But because the president had been championing historic LGBT legislation to appeal to his base, some wondered if the pope would actually use their meeting to chastise the president — reminding him how the policies he favors are out of sync with church teachings. Barack Obama, right? No — the president was Nigeria’s embattled leader, President Goodluck Jonathan. As we all know, the media reported, analyzed, critiqued, conjectured and...
  • Rand Paul: Time for GOP to soften war stance

    01/31/2013 5:08:50 PM PST · by xzins · 65 replies
    Press TV ^ | 27 Jan 13
    The Republican Party needs to broaden its appeal by softening its edge on some volatile social issues and altering its image as the party always seemingly "eager to go to war," U.S. Sen. Rand Paul told hundreds of Greater Cincinnati Republicans Saturday. "We do need to expand the party and grow the party and that does mean that we don't always all agree on every issue," the Kentucky Republican said at the Northeast Hamilton County Republican Club's annual pancake breakfast at the Sharonville Convention Center. To help the party rebound from two successive losses in presidential races, Republicans must find...
  • Hey Gay Rights Fascists: In Spite of Your Mozilla Victory, You Will Still Lose

    04/06/2014 11:26:47 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 40 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 4-6-14 | Matt Walsh
    Intimidation, coercion and bullying will not win arguments or silence other points of view Haven’t you learned anything from history? ‘Advancements’ earned through tyranny never endure. You can only win a debate by suffocating your opposition for so long. Your strategy is doomed for failure, because it has always failed. In the name of ‘fighting for the freedom to love,’ you’ve utilized hate. For the sake of ‘tolerance,’ you’ve wielded bigotry. In order to push ‘diversity,’ you’ve been dogmatic. You are everything you accuse your opponents of being, and you stand for all the evil things that you claim they...
  • Brendan Eich and the New American Totalitarian State: Gay Marriage Activists force Mozilla CEO out

    04/04/2014 8:15:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/04/2014 | Sally Zelikovsky
    Imagine going to work one day only to be, in effect, fired -- not because of anything you did or didn’t do at your job, but because of something you did in your personal life. Something religious. Or maybe, something political. Imagine if you were denied a promotion at work because a co-worker found out you had made a personal donation to a conservative candidate. Imagine if your environmentally-correct boss discovered that, in your free time at home, you supported an organization that exposed the fallacies of man-made global warming and asked you for your resignation. Imagine if you were...
  • Why are they called 'homofascists'? Here's why...

    04/05/2014 3:25:11 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 30 replies
    Renew America ^ | 4-5-14 | J. Matt Barber
    Many Christians have been warning for years that the radical homosexual activist lobby is made up of Christian-hating fascists who are in rebellion against both God and nature, who are hell-bent on criminalizing Christianity and pushing to the fringes anyone who publicly acknowledges natural human sexuality and the age-old, immutable institution of legitimate marriage as created by God. Sadly, many people, even many Christians, think that I and others are using hyperbole when we refer to this sexual anarchist "LGBT" movement as "homofascist" or the "Gaystapo." I hope you'll think again. It's time to wake up and smell the impending...
  • What the Defenestration of Brendan Eich Portends

    04/04/2014 6:11:06 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    Mirror of Justice ^ | 4/3/14 | Robert George
    Mozilla has now made its employment policy clear. No Catholics need apply. Or Evangelical Christians. Or Eastern Orthodox. Or Orthodox Jews. Or Mormons. Or Muslims. Unless, that is, you are the "right kind" of Catholic, Evangelical, Eastern Orthodox Christian, observant Jew, Mormon, or Muslim, namely, the kind who believes your religious or philosophical tradition is wrong about the nature of marriage as the conjugal union of husband and wife, and the view now dominant among secular elites is correct. In that case, Mozilla will consider you morally worthy to work for them. Or maybe you can work for them even...
  • Gay activists hurl feces at German parents protesting pro-gay school curriculum: report

    03/29/2014 5:15:43 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 75 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3-28-14 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    As parents in Germany have protested a new pro-homosexual “sexual diversity” curriculum in their schools, homosexual activists have attacked them by hurling feces and destroying their property, according to the Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians, which documents anti-Christian incidents in Europe. "Protesters were physically attacked and it was felt that the police failed to protect the parents’ basic right of assembly," said a statement from the Observatory describing incidents at recent rallies in Baden-Württemberg and Cologne. According to eyewitnesses, says the Observatory, "Christian parents were shouted at with obscenities.” "They were spit at, eggs were thrown, and little...
  • Anger at Charlotte Catholic school after speaker criticizes homosexuality

    03/28/2014 5:13:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    CWN ^ | 3-28-2014
    Some parents and students at one of North Carolina’s largest Catholic schools are outraged after a Nashville Dominican nun who holds a doctorate in theology criticized homosexuality in a presentation to students, according to the Charlotte Observer. “We the students of Charlotte Catholic High School would like to issue a formal complaint regarding Sr. Jane Dominic [Laurel]’s speech,” according to an online petition. “We believe that same sex couples have the ability to raise happy, well-adjusted and successful children … We believe that homosexual couples are capable of monogamy. As rational people, we know that most homosexual people lead healthy,...
  • BOOM: Franklin Graham, ‘Putin is right’ On Gay Issues, Obama’s ‘Shameful’

    03/20/2014 4:16:07 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 28 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 20Mar14 | Clash Daily
    <p>CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV/AP) -Two months after Russian President Vladimir Putin defended Russia’s anti-gay law by equating gays with pedophiles, evangelist Franklin Graham is praising Putin for his stance on homosexuality.</p> <p>Putin made headlines ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics saying Russia needs to “cleanse” itself of homosexuality if it wants to increase its birth rate.</p>
  • The Definition of ‘Wrong’ – How ‘Gay Rights’ relies on moral relativist philosophy

    03/14/2014 5:25:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Lisa Graas ^ | 3/14/2014 | Lisa Graas
    Marilyn Bradford is a therapist who tries to help people out of addiction, such as alcoholism, without any belief in a higher power. In short, she is a moral relativist preaching the “gospel” of moral relativism. Having suffered from what was diagnosed as depression and alcoholism, as well as having put her faith in various gurus and belief systems, Marilyn knows first hand how frustrating and difficult it can be to move beyond other’s restrictive and rigid belief systems. Now free to know what she knows to be true for her, she empowers others to do the same. No one...
  • How Jesus is Being Denied ...

    I am re-running an article I did two years ago, because the following story Evangelical Pastor Turns Pro-GAy illustrates my warning that there are many within evangelicalism who are not prepared to stand and bear witness to the Biblical teaching of marriage, in the face of the coming onslaught of propaganda and emotional bullying on the issue of ‘gay’ marriage. But of course He doesn’t do the decent thing and resign the church to follow his new convictions. Read the article and weep, as the ‘Pastor’ is applauded for seeking to bring the church into His new (Heretical) “compassion”. (It...
  • Fired for Gay Marriage, Seattle-Area Catholic School Official Sues

    03/08/2014 4:14:26 PM PST · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 3/7/14 | Jonathan Kaminsky, Reuters
    (Reuters) - A suburban Seattle Catholic school vice principal who was fired in December for violating religious doctrine by marrying his same-sex partner, on Friday sued the school and the Archdiocese of Seattle for wrongful dismissal. Mark Zmuda, who was also a swim coach at Eastside Catholic School, said he took the job after reading a school policy, since removed from its website, that it does not discriminate on the basis of an employee's sexual orientation or marital status. His ouster, which led to student protests followed by the school president's resignation, is an example of tension between the increasing...
  • Vatican documents on legal recognition of homosexual unions

    03/05/2014 3:32:07 PM PST · by Brian Kopp DPM · 18 replies
    CONGREGATION FOR THE DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH ^ | Various | JOSEPH CARDINAL RATZINGER
    CONGREGATION FOR THE DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH SOME CONSIDERATIONS CONCERNING THE RESPONSE TO LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS ON THE NON-DISCRIMINATION OF HOMOSEXUAL PERSONS*  FOREWORD Recently, legislation has been proposed in various places which would make discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation illegal. In some cities, municipal authorities have made public housing, otherwise reserved for families, available to homosexual (and unmarried heterosexual) couples. Such initiatives, even where they seem more directed toward support of basic civil rights than condonement of homosexual activity or a homosexual lifestyle, may in fact have a negative impact on the family and society. Such things as the...
  • If the Left knew Christians were coming they'd've baked a cake

    03/01/2014 7:00:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/01/2014 | Matthew Vadum
    The religious freedom legislation that gelatin-spined Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed wasn't controversial until the Left started lying about it.The state-level civil rights bill that Brewer mothballed Feb. 26 was killed by a media-led propaganda campaign that falsely characterized it as "anti-gay."  To no one's surprise, both of the GOP's last two RINO losers, Mitt Romney and John McCain, urged a veto. As Ed Whelan blogs at National Review, There has been a blizzard of hysterical misinformation about Arizona’s SB 1062.  As anyone who takes the trouble to consult the text of the legislation will readily discover, SB 1062 does...
  • ARIZONA GOVERNOR VETOES RELIGIOUS FREEDOM BILL

    02/26/2014 4:57:14 PM PST · by markomalley · 272 replies
    AP ^ | 2/26/14 | BOB CHRISTIE
    Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday vetoed a Republican bill that set off a national debate over gay rights, religion and discrimination and subjected Arizona to blistering criticism from major corporations and political leaders from both parties. Brewer's decision defused a national furor over gay rights and religious freedom. The bill backed by Republicans in the Legislature was designed to give added protection from lawsuits to people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays. But opponents called it an open attack on gays that invited discrimination. The bill thrust Arizona into the national spotlight last week after both...
  • Holder gives nod to state AGs to drop defense of gay marriage bans amid court challenges

    02/25/2014 8:08:13 AM PST · by ColdOne · 43 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2/25/14 | foxnews
    Attorney General Eric Holder has given the nod to his state counterparts that they do not have to defend laws they consider discriminatory -- effectively giving the green light for states to stop defending bans on gay marriage. Holder addressed the issue during a gathering of state attorneys general on Tuesday, after detailing his position in a New York Times interview. Speaking to the National Association of Attorneys General, Holder said that any decision not to defend individual laws must be "exceedingly rare" and reserved for "exceptional circumstances." He indicated that legal challenges to gay marriage bans would qualify as...
  • Sex-obsessed lefty horrified by 'toxic purity culture'

    02/24/2014 7:19:00 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 71 replies
    Renew America ^ | 2-23-14 | J. Matt Barber
    Hey, gals, want to avoid being raped? Put away that Lady Smith 38. No need for pepper spray. Self-defense classes? Not necessary. The solution is simple. The best defense against rape is to just cast away your "deeply troubling" Christianity and become a secularist slut. So goes the advice of one Katie McDonough, Salon.com assistant editor, fertile fount of millennial wisdom and – well – and whatever else. In an article published at Salon Feb. 20 titled, "The right's warped 'purity' culture: 4 ways evangelical views of sex took over America," Ms. McDonough provides an unvarnished glimpse into the profligate...
  • Graham Norton 'Furious' Over RTE Homophobia Payout

    02/23/2014 9:15:06 AM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/21/14
    Presenter Graham Norton has called Irish broadcaster RTE's decision to pay opponents of gay marriage an 85,000 euros settlement "absolutely moronic". It came after Catholic lobby group the Iona Institute and two prominent Irish journalists threatened legal action after being described as homophobic on an episode of the Saturday Night Show. Norton told Irish magazine Hot Press he was "furious" about RTE's decision. He also said gay marriage opponents were "out of touch" with new Ireland. "I'm not registered to vote in Ireland but I do pay the licence fee there," said Norton, adding that he was "furious that some...
  • No, Arizona Bill Protecting Religious Freedom is Not “Jim Crow”

    02/23/2014 11:56:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 02/22/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Back when gay rights advocates were first pushing for gay marriage, they claimed that they only wanted equality and that no one would be compelled to participate in gay marriage events.They lied.As soon as gay marriage went on the books, and in some states where it wasn’t even on the books, religious bakeries and photographers were assaulted with demands that they participate in gay ceremonies, sued if they didn’t and ordered to take part in gay ceremonies or face fines… and even jail time.States have responded by trying to pass measures that will protect religious freedom and freedom of...
  • Kansas’ Anti-Gay Segregation Bill Is An Abomination

    02/16/2014 6:56:37 PM PST · by Carbonsteel · 64 replies
    Slate via Business Insider ^ | 02/16/2014 | Mark Joseph Stern, Slate
    On Tuesday, the Kansas House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a measure designed to bring anti-gay segregation — under the guise of “religious liberty” — to the already deep-red state. The bill, written out of fear that the state may soon face an Oklahoma-style gay marriage ruling, will now easily pass the Republican Senate and be signed into law by the Republican governor. The result will mark Kansas as the first state, though certainly not the last, to legalize segregation of gay and straight people in virtually every arena of life.
  • Church of England Rejects Blessings for Gay Marriages

    02/16/2014 4:20:15 PM PST · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    Google News ^ | 2/15/14 | AFP
    London — Bishops in the Church of England issued new guidance on Saturday warning clergy they should not bless couples in same-sex marriages, after the idea was recommended in an internal report last year. The House of Bishops was clarifying the Church's response to new legislation allowing gay marriage in England and Wales, which will see the first ceremonies take place in March. "Services of blessing should not be provided. Clergy should respond pastorally and sensitively in other ways," said the guidance, drawn up at a meeting on Thursday. The same-sex marriage law bans the established Churches of England and...
  • Cruz (Lee) bill stops Obama from 'forcing' gay marriage onto states

    02/13/2014 1:01:53 PM PST · by xzins · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 13, 2014 | Ramsey Cox
    Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) introduced a bill Thursday to ensure states don’t have to adhere to the federal definition of “marriage” and “spouse.” S. 2024, the State Marriage Defense Act, would require that the federal government give the same deference to the 33 states that define marriage as the union between one man and one woman as it does to the 17 states that recognize same-sex unions. “Under President Obama, the federal government has tried to re-define marriage, and to undermine the constitutional authority of each state to define marriage consistent with the values of its...
  • Russian Orthodox Church Warns Society on Same-Sex Marriage Danger, Survival of Humankind

    02/09/2014 5:52:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/30/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The leader of the Russian Orthodox Church has warned society on the dangers of the "international campaign" behind same-sex marriage, and insisted that the traditional family structure is needed for the survival of humankind. "Preservation of marriage as a union between a man and a woman based on love and mutual understanding and birth of beloved children are a precondition for survival of humankind," Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill said in a statement on Tuesday following a meeting at the upper house of the Russian parliament, ITAR-TASS News Agency said of reports in the world's largest country. Kirill...
  • New Spanish Cardinal to be Probed for 'Anti-Gay' Incitement

    02/06/2014 7:04:44 PM PST · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    UCA News ^ | 2/6/14 | AFP
    Spanish prosecutors have opened an investigation into newly chosen Spanish Cardinal Fernando Sebastian Aguilar after a gay-rights group accused him of hate speech for calling homosexuality a "defect". The public prosecutor for the southern province of Malaga, Juan Carlos Lopez, said he had opened a preliminary inquiry "to clarify whether the allegations constitute a criminal offence," according to a document obtained Wednesday by AFP. Sebastian, who is close to Pope Francis, is one of 19 new cardinals chosen by the pontiff last month to be officially appointed on February 22. A week after being picked, the 84-year-old archbishop emeritus of...
  • Vatican blasts UN report on pedophile priests, abortion, gay marriage

    02/05/2014 12:41:44 PM PST · by Kennard · 17 replies
    Vatican Radio, via Fox News/AP ^ | February 5, 2014 | Silvano Tomasi
    The Vatican blasted back at a UN-authored Rights of Children report, saying its criticism of the church's stand on homosexuality is driven by critics of the church's "non-negotiable" teachings. The U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child, whose members have included such nations as Saudi Arabia, Syria, Uganda and Thailand,accused the Vatican Wednesday of "systematically" adopting policies that allowed priests to rape and molest tens of thousands of children over decades, and urged it to open its files on pedophiles and bishops who concealed their crimes. Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the head of the Holy See's delegation to the United...
  • Peter Tatchell Wants Results of Mandatory Exams on Gay Ideology on School Children's Records

    02/02/2014 7:44:03 PM PST · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    Protect the Pope ^ | 2/1/14 | Deacon Nick Donnelly
    Peter Tatchell, the gay activist, has given an interview about the history of gay rights in the UK in which he expresses the hope that the results of mandatory exams on gay ideology recorded on school children’s permanent records: Mancunian Matters reports: ‘Looking forward, past the past annals of progress he will discuss in Salford, Peter says the key to further progress is education. He said: “No child is born bigoted. Some become bigoted because of the bad influence of adults and peers. “To combat intolerance and bullying, education against all prejudice – including racism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia –...
  • House of Deputies President Accuses Africans of "Homophobia" and "Repression" of Gays. But is it tru

    01/30/2014 3:13:09 PM PST · by Epistolizer · 13 replies
    The President of the Episcopal Church's lay and clergy House of Deputies, the Rev. Gay Jennings has blasted laws in parts of Africa that she says, "are brutally repressive to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people."
  • Spanish Homosexualists Launch Criminal Complaint Against Cardinal-Elect

    01/30/2014 7:37:13 PM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 1/30/14 | Hilary White
    ROME, January 29, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Archbishop Fernando Sebastián Aguilar is under fire from a Spanish homosexualist group who have launched legal action against him for comments that it is “not an insult” to say that homosexuality is a psychological disorder. The Archbishop, a retired theologian who was recently named as one of Pope Francis’ new batch of cardinals-elect, was blasted by the international press when he told a Spanish newspaper last week, “Homosexuality is a defective manner of expressing sexuality, because [sex] has a structure and a purpose, which is procreation.” “A homosexual who can’t achieve procreation is failing,”...
  • A Homosexuality DICTIONARY for Born-again Christians

    01/27/2014 3:12:20 PM PST · by James R. Aist · 35 replies
    The Christian Post iPost ^ | January 26, 2013 | James R. Aist
    Anti-gay: a misleading charge used by gay activists to attach a negative label to anything a born-again Christian says that opposes the “gay agenda.” We are anti-sin (of all kinds) and pro-people (of all kinds). It is a blessing to be called “anti-gay” by a gay activist. Bigot: a born-again Christian who steadfastly refuses to deny anything that the Bible says about homosexuality. It is a blessing to be called a “bigot” by a gay activist.
  • Church of England Bishops: We Agree on One Thing – that We Can't Agree on Homosexuality

    01/27/2014 7:05:47 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1/27/14 | John Bingham
    Special gathering of Church of England bishops to discuss landmark proposals on blessings for gay couples ends with admission that the best they can hope for is 'good disagreement'The Church of England’s bishops have finally reached agreement on homosexuality – by saying that they might never be able to agree. They emerged from a frank, day-long meeting behind closed doors, discussing their response to radical proposals to offer wedding-style blessing services for gay couples, and admitted they are deeply divided over the issues and are likely to remain so for years to come. In a joint statement on behalf of...
  • A New York State of Mind: Illiberal Liberal Values

    01/22/2014 7:04:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    On paper, "liberal intolerance" is something of an oxymoron, like "jumbo shrimp," "loyal opposition" or "conspicuous absence." But what makes oxymorons funny is that they are real things. There are jumbo shrimp. Absences can be conspicuous, opponents can be loyal, and liberals can be staggeringly and myopically intolerant. Last Friday, in a public radio interview, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo offered the sort of potted analysis of the national Republican Party one would expect from an MSNBC talk show. But he went a bit further. After nodding to the fact that, historically, the New York state Republican Party has been...
  • Who should we blame for gay ‘marriage’? It’s not who you think

    01/14/2014 9:30:26 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 31 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 1-14-14 | Carissa Mulder
    Last November marked the twentieth anniversary of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. At an event hosted by the Newseum and the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, RFRA’s champions shared stories of how the statute came into being and the long odds it had to overcome. Though no one was resting on his or her laurels, there was a general sense of a job well-done. And then Douglas Laycock, one of the primary architects of RFRA, began to speak. He warned that millions of Americans view religious liberty as their enemy because they resent religion’s interference in their sex lives....
  • Scotland Weighs Forcing Catholic Schools to Teach Same-Sex Marriage, Contraception

    01/14/2014 7:56:39 PM PST · by marshmallow · 44 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 1/14/14 | Matthew Archbold
    Government ministers of Scotland are demanding that Catholic schools must be forced to teach students about same-sex marriage and about sex clinics which provide contraception, according to The Scottish Express. A government spokesperson reportedly said, “Denominational schools, like any other local authority schools, are subject to inspection by Education Scotland on the quality of their learning and teaching.” Michael McGrath, director of the Scottish Catholic Education Service (SCES), was quoted as saying, “The SCES has encouraged the Scottish Government to move beyond the grudging tolerance which this draft and the original guidance showed towards the right of Catholic schools to...
  • Losing Privileges

    01/14/2014 7:47:13 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 29 replies
    R.C. Sproul Jr. ^ | 1-14-14 | R.C. Sproul Jr.
    Is this a Christian country? There are likely as many ways to answer the question as there are stripes on our flag. Yes, the country was populated at its beginning with Christians looking for a place to worship freely. But that was before we became a country. Yes, many of our founding fathers were sincere professing Christians. But many of them were not. Yes, we are Christian in the same sense as all of Europe is Christian — it is the faith tradition of the majority in our country. But no, we have rejected the faith of our fathers. Yes,...