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  • Pope's fine words on homosexuality are useless while the Catholic church still calls it a sin

    10/23/2014 4:31:04 PM PDT · by detective · 47 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 23, 2014 | David Marr
    I am still bound for hell. Nothing the bishops discussed in Rome over the past few weeks will save me and my kind from damnation. They considered some soft rhetoric but never questioned that sex between men must remain a grave sin. Commentators around the world, straight and gay, have shied away from this. So delighted were they by talk of the church “welcoming” gay people and recognising their “gifts and qualities” that they spoke of a sea change in Rome. Those optimistic voices are falling silent now as they realise how wrong they were. The issue is sin and...
  • Idaho Couple Facing Fines, Jail Time for Not Hosting Gay Weddings May Be Saved by State Law

    10/23/2014 2:34:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/23/2014 | Michael Gryboski
    Idaho couple Donald and Evelyn Knapp, ordained ministers and owners of the Hitching Post Lakeside Chapel of Coeur d'Alene, are facing thousands of dollars in fines and possible jail time for refusing to host gay wedding ceremonies, which the city claims violates its anti-discrimination ordinance. The couple has since filed their business as a religious organization, which means they might be saved by an Idaho law that protects religious freedom. Jeremy Tedesco, senior legal counsel for the Scottsdale, Arizona-based Alliance Defending Freedom legal organization, told The Christian Post that while Coeur d'Alene has an ordinance saying that under "public accommodation"...
  • Gay Marriage and Religious Freedom: All Churches are Public Places, What happens next?

    10/23/2014 7:19:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/23/2014 | Z.T. Arnold
    All churches are open to the public. Sure, they lock their doors at times; I’ve yet to run into a place that doesn’t do that, but the idea of church of any denomination is that anyone is welcome to come in and pray. That applies to Christian churches, but that also applies to most other houses of worship I can list: Jewish synagogues, Buddhist temples, and Muslim mosques. After all, how is a church supposed to gain converts if they don’t allow those not already formally affiliated to enter? All churches, and other houses of worship also allow wedding ceremonies...
  • Judge rules on student punished for criticizing lesbians

    10/21/2014 7:05:51 AM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    WND ^ | 10/20/2014 | Bob Unruh
    The University of New Mexico and one of its professors will face trial on a charge of violating the constitutional rights of a student punished for expressing her opinions about lesbianism in a class described by the instructor as having “controversy built right into the syllabus.” Chief U.S. District Judge M. Christina Armijo denied a motion by the university to dismiss a case brought by student Monica Pompeo, who claimed she was improperly dismissed from the class for describing lesbianism as perverse in an assigned critique of a lesbian romance film.
  • Pedophilia as a Sexual Orientation: LGBT and P?

    10/20/2014 8:25:57 AM PDT · by walford · 21 replies
    DC Gazette ^ | 10/20/2014 | Staff
    “Since when is a crime a disability?” asked Jeff Herrity. His son, Brian was a victim of child molestation by Catholic priest, Gil Gustafson from 1977 to 1982, Brian was ten years old when the abuse began. “If that is the case, everyone in prison should be disabled”, said Herrity. This was thirty years ago, in 1983, Gustafson was convicted of molesting Brian and was sentenced to a forty dollar fine, ten years of probation, and six months in jail, he only served four and a half months and was released. The abuse “mentally and physically destroyed” him. Brian died...
  • Court allows First Amendment claim based on alleged professor retaliation (Shortened Title)

    10/20/2014 7:17:03 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 10 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 17, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    Pompeo v. Board of Regents (D.N.M. Sept. 29, 2014, but apparently not substantially publicized until Thursday): The University of New Mexico offered a class and Plaintiff enrolled in that class. The subject matter of the class (“Images of (Wo)men: From Icons to Iconoclasts”) as set out in [the Complaint] was chosen by the class instructor, Defendant Hinkley, to spark “incendiary” class discussions. The syllabus assured students that “it’s quite clear that we do not expect anyone to necessarily agree with the positions and arguments advanced in our work. There’s controversy built right into the syllabus, and we can’t wait to...
  • Key West men chosen as Fantasy Fest grand marshals

    10/20/2014 5:54:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Two Key West bartenders who won a ruling from a Monroe County judge to be married will serve as grand marshals of the Key West Fantasy Fest parade....
  • If I Were Gay, I’d Oppose Houston’s Old Lesbian Mayor

    10/19/2014 5:20:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Associated Press Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | Doug Giles
    I’m not gay. I get called gay all the time by Leftists who seek to disparage me when they’ve run out of their specious, illogical arguments and the full weight of common sense lands on their fetid heads and they have no other recourse but to go ad hominem on me and say, “he must be gay.” Which, like I said, I take they equate with a cut down; which is weird because, supposedly, they’re the homosexual’s champion. For what it’s worth, the only gay thing about me is, and I must confess, I did tear up a bit during...
  • When Women Become Men at Wellesley

    10/16/2014 12:37:59 PM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 15, 2014 | RUTH PADAWER
    Hundreds of young women streamed into Wellesley College on the last Monday of August, many of them trailed by parents lugging suitcases and bins filled with folded towels, decorative pillows and Costco-size jugs of laundry detergent. The banner by the campus entranceway welcoming the Class of 2018 waved in the breeze, as if beckoning the newcomers to discover all that awaited them. All around the campus stood buildings named after women: the Margaret Clapp library, the Betsy Wood Knapp media and technology center, dorms, labs, academic halls, even the parking garage. The message that anything is possible for women was...
  • MSN Headline: Vatican Alters Report Translation about Gays

    10/16/2014 9:44:06 AM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 10-16-2014 | AP
    Check it out http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/vatican-alters-draft-report-translation-about-gays/ar-BB9qgYh
  • New York Cardinal Dolan downplays Vatican declaration of openness to gay parishioners

    10/16/2014 8:12:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 10/16/2014 | Thomas Tracy
    Dolan, during an appearance on ‘CBS This Morning’ on Wednesday, said the Vatican report released Monday stating that ‘homosexuals have gifts and qualities to offer to the Christian community’ is just a first draft that ‘needs some major reworking.’ The archbishop of New York tamped down the importance of a groundbreaking Vatican declaration that signaled a new openness toward same-sex couples. “All of this is almost like antipasto to help the holy father arrive at a fresh, new way to teach the timeless teaching on marriage and family,” Dolan said in an interview with “CBS This Morning” on Wednesday, dismissing...
  • Not All Catholic Bishops Onboard With Positive Language Toward Same-Sex Couples

    10/16/2014 8:07:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/16/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A recently released midterm report from the Synod of Bishops on the family, which defended the traditional definition of marriage but used positive language toward same-sex couples in some situations, has garnered controversy among some bishops who say it does not accurately reflect the assembly's views. "In regard to homosexuality, there was noted the need for welcoming, with the right degree of prudence, so as not to create the impression of a positive valuation of that orientation," read a summary of the remarks some bishops had toward the report, Catholic News Service reported. "It was hoped that the same care...
  • Mayor Annise Parker Needs a Bible. Will You Send Her One?

    10/16/2014 7:31:26 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 44 replies
    Red State ^ | 15 October 2014 | Erick Erickson
    The mayor of Houston, TX, has subpoenaed the sermons of local pastors and the speeches of local religious leaders to see what they have to say about homosexuality.I fear Annise Parker has never read the Bible. If she wanted some sermons so bad, she could go to church, but I don’t know that she will. So I think we should help her out. You can get a copy of the NIV version on Amazon.com for $4.05. Annise Parker’s address is: Mayor Annise D. Parker City of HoustonP.O. Box 1562Houston, TX 77251 I kindly suggest you all send Ms. Parker a...
  • City Subpoenas Pastors' Sermons in Equal Rights Ordinance Case

    10/14/2014 8:20:13 PM PDT · by lbryce · 30 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 14,2014 | Katherine Driessen
    Houston's embattled equal rights ordinance took another legal turn this week when it surfaced that city attorneys, in an unusual step, subpoenaed sermons given by local pastors who oppose the law and are tied to the conservative Christian activists that have sued the city. Opponents of the equal rights ordinance are hoping to force a repeal referendum when they get their day in court in January, claiming City Attorney David Feldman wrongly determined they had not gathered enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot. City attorneys issued subpoenas last month during the case's discovery phase, seeking, among other communications,...
  • Excuse Me, My Baby Is the Wrong Color: The Commodification of Children

    10/13/2014 1:48:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/13/2014 | BY JOHN STONESTREET
    This latest story from our brave new world may blow your mind, so I'll read straight from the Chicago Tribune: "A white Ohio woman is suing a Downers Grove-based sperm bank, alleging that the company mistakenly gave her vials from an African-American donor, a fact that she said has made it difficult for her and her same-sex partner to raise their now 2-year-old daughter in an all-white community." Now, I don't doubt the lesbian couple's love for the child. But I find it troubling which challenges the couple was willing and isn't willing to tolerate. They're suing because of the...
  • Are Gay-Marriage Bans a Form of Sexism?

    10/11/2014 5:17:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10/11/2014 | ​ALEXANDRA BRODSKY AND ​ELIZABETH DEUTSCH
    Last week, the Supreme Court declined to hear a collection of marriage-equality decisions and deferred for another term what seems now an inevitable ruling for marriage equality. The very next day, the Ninth Circuit handed down an opinion, Latta v. Otter, striking down a number of same-sex-marriage bans. In doing so, the appeals court provided the first of what will surely be many such decisions from which the Court can choose when the justices consider what cases they might hear in the future—and so offers potential rationales by which they might make marriage equality the law of the land. The...
  • Speaker Boehner Raises Cash for Openly Gay Republican Candidates Despite Conservative Opposition

    10/07/2014 10:49:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/07/2014 | Leonardo Blair
    Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner, is making good on his vow to support gay GOP candidates in the name of inclusivity this week when he is expected to stump for openly gay Republican candidates Carl Demaio of California and Richard Tisei in Massachusetts. A report in The Hill says Boehner is expected to raise cash for both candidates despite opposition from conservative groups such as the Family Research Council in a bid to expand the 17-seat majority of Republicans in Congress. The Hill noted that Family Research Council and the National Organization for Marriage were among...
  • Maher, Sam Harris Battle Affleck, Kristof on Radical Islam

    10/04/2014 4:05:10 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Ian Hanchett
    Author Sam Harris and HBO’s “Real Time” anchor Bill Maher debated actor Ben Affleck and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof on Maher’s earlier comments on radical Islam on Friday. Harris argued, “liberals have really failed on the topic of theocracy, they’ll criticize white theocracy, they’ll criticize Christians, they’ll still get agitated over the abortion clinic bombing that happen in 1984, but when you want to talk about the treatment of women and homosexuals and free thinkers and public intellectuals in the Muslim world, I would argue that liberals have failed us.” He added “the crucial point of confusion is...
  • Gay marriage debate splinters GOP into 3 camps

    10/04/2014 6:26:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/04/2014
    NEW YORK (AP) — As same-sex marriage cases cascade through the federal courts, Republican politicians find themselves awkwardly split into three camps. There's a small but growing number who favor legalizing gay marriage, a hard-core faction that continues to denounce it, and a sizable group in between that seems to wish the issue would disappear. At one end of the spectrum, at least eight GOP members of Congress have endorsed same-sex marriage, and two openly gay GOP candidates for the House hope to join them. In Massachusetts, Richard Tisei has run ads featuring his husband. In California, Carl DeMaio ran...
  • Hambycast: Rand Paul's campus challenge

    10/03/2014 12:15:04 PM PDT · by BurningOak · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | October 3, 2014 | Peter Hamby
    "I am not opposed to birth control," he said. After a pause, he elaborated. "That's basically what Plan B is. Plan B is taking two birth control pills in the morning and two in the evening, and I am not opposed to that." ... Another student here pressed him on "the drug war," asking if Paul would support legalizing marijuana, cocaine and heroin. He said he wasn't supportive of drug use, explaining that pot "is not that great," but said drug laws should be left up to states. Colorado and Washington are experimenting with legalized marijuana, he said, and we...
  • The Unseen Pain Behind Gay Marriage

    10/02/2014 9:32:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/02/2014 | BY JOHN STONESTREET
    To judge by media coverage, the legalization of same-sex marriage is an unalloyed good. Pictures of happy couples kissing and otherwise celebrating leave the impression that the only people who are unhappy about all of this are bigots and grumps. Well, Janna Darnelle would beg to differ. Seven years ago, Darnelle's husband of ten years told her that he was gay and that he wanted a divorce. As she wrote in The Public Discourse, "In an instant, the world that I had known and loved—the life we had built together—was shattered." She tried to persuade him to stay, and work...
  • Church Asks Music Director to Resign After He Married Same-Sex Partner; Congregation Laments

    10/01/2014 8:49:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/01/2014 | BY VINCENT FUNARO
    Members of Minnesota Catholic Church are lamenting over the resignation of their music director of 17 years who was asked to leave his position after marrying his same-sex partner. Jamie Moore served at St. Victoria Catholic Church for a little less than two decades and was beloved by much of the congregation. Several of the church's choir members recently voiced their disappointment over the matter to KARE11 News. "I think it's unfortunate," said member Judy Janish. "I think people should be able to marry who they love and who they belong with." June Henning, who served alongside Moore for 17...
  • What About Ex-Gays? Does their existence prove that it's impossible to change sexual orientation?

    10/01/2014 8:46:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/01/2014 | Michael Brown
    While speaking in Singapore at a seminar sponsored by Focus on the Family, I was asked the question: What about ex-ex-gays? Does their existence prove that it is really impossible for people to change their sexual orientation? This past July, Time magazine ran a story entitled, "9 Ex-Leaders of the Gay Conversion Therapy Movement Apologize." The article stated that, "Former members of organizations that advocated therapy to 'cure' homosexuality have joined LGBT groups in rejecting the concept." Last year, John Paulk, formerly a very prominent ex-gay married to his ex-gay wife Anne, went back to his gay lifestyle after 15...
  • A Different Kind of 'Coming Out'

    09/29/2014 9:00:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/28/2014 | Matt Moore
    I came busting out of the closet in 2009 in a desperate attempt to finally find some peace in my life. Some happiness. Some joy. Some freedom. But as most of you already know, the "freedom" that my coming out and adopting a gay identity bought me was a freedom that only brought me into more bondage. But, even so, I would do it all over again. Coming out, that is. I really do believe that finally letting the people around me glimpse into the secret parts of my life was a necessary step in my God-led journey toward the...
  • Is Divorce Equivalent to Homosexuality?

    09/26/2014 11:58:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/26/2014 | Russell D. Moore
    This week my denomination, through its executive committee, voted to "disfellowship" a congregation in California that has acted to affirm same-sex sexual relationships. This sad but necessary move is hardly surprising, since this network of churches shares a Christian sexual ethic with all orthodox Christians of every denomination for 2,000 years. One of the arguments made by some, though, is that this is hypocritical since so many ministers in our tradition marry people who have been previously divorced. The argument is that conservative Protestants already embrace a "third way" because we've done so on divorce. Couples divorce, sometimes remarry others,...
  • Plurality now think businesses that provide wedding services be required to serve gay weddings too

    09/22/2014 6:59:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 22, 2014 | Allahpundit
    I wish Pew had provided older numbers to use as a yardstick here. Can’t tell if this has been fairly constant for a few years now or if opinion is starting to move towards gays on public accommodations as well. The fact that more people support compulsion in the name of antidiscrimination than the right of the business owner to refuse for reasons of conscience is newsy, though. Say, wasn’t there another splashy poll by a famous pollster on this subject last year? Yep, sure was — Rasmussen asked a similar question in June 2013 and found, no typo, that...
  • Homosexual Acts Cannot be Approved or Celebrated by the Church – Here’s Why

    09/17/2014 1:38:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 9/16/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In recent years, homosexuality has frequently been in the news. An increasingly nationwide effort to make homosexual acts something to celebrate has gained great ground and sowed serious confusion even among those who describe themselves as Christian and Catholic. Hence, it is necessary once again to instruct on this matter and to reassert what Scripture plainly teaches and why the Church cannot affirm what the world demands we affirm.An essential fact is that the Scriptures are very clear in unambiguously, uncompromisingly declaring homosexual acts as a serious sin and as disordered. “Disordered” here means that they are acts that are...
  • Iranian Parliament Discovers Lots and Lots of Gays in Iran

    09/13/2014 11:41:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 09/13/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Well it took a while. “In Iran we don’t have homosexuals like in your country,” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said at Columbia University last night in response to a question about the recent execution of two gay men there.“In Iran we do not have this phenomenon,” he continued. “I do not know who has told you we have it.” Fareed Zakaria claimed that Newsweek reporter Maziar Bahari was sentenced to prison in part for posting this photo on his Facebook page.And now they’ve been discovered in Iran. (via Religion of Peace) An 82-page document recently issued by Iran’s parliamentary research...
  • 'Evangelicals for Marriage Equality' Launch Draws Harsh Criticism

    09/12/2014 10:15:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/12/2014 | Alex Murashko
    Reaction to the launch earlier this week of a group calling itself "Evangelicals for Marriage Equality" heralded by an op-ed in TIME by its spokesman, was met with harsh criticism from some Christians, including the assertion that no "real arguments" were made to support same-sex marriages. "I eagerly await the young evangelical that finally convinces me that the Bible and human history are wrong on marriage and that justice requires that both Christianity and society bestow marriage on same-sex relationships," wrote Andrew T. Walker, director of Policy Studies for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention....
  • Analyzing Cardinal Dolan's version of: "Who am I to judge?" [vanity]

    09/10/2014 1:17:39 PM PDT · by Heart-Rest · 38 replies
    Analyzing Cardinal Dolan's version of: "Who am I to judge?" (A hypothetical but useful word-substitution exercise) (Imagine Cardinal Dolan or other prominent Catholic leaders voicing these slightly modified questions)           Cardinal Dolan:   "Who am I to judge whether it's right or wrong to promote or engage in homosexual activities?" Cardinal Dolan:   "Who am I to judge whether it's right or wrong to promote or engage in bisexual activities?" Cardinal Dolan:   "Who am I to judge whether it's right or wrong to promote or engage in adulterous activities?" Cardinal Dolan:   "Who am I to judge whether...
  • How Christian Kids Should Deal With ‘LGBT’ Peers

    09/08/2014 6:23:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2014 | Matt Barber
    Note: It is for columns like this that I created a “Hate Mail” folder in Outlook.None can deny the fast-rising popularity and approval of the “lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender” (LGBT) lifestyles. Most especially, perhaps, the “bisexual orientation,” which has become rather fashionable and, hence, more frequently practiced among today’s blindly “tolerant” millennial generation.These are behavior choices that, for all of recorded history and until just the last few decades, have almost universally been recognized as immoral and unhealthy. The Bible, throughout both the old and new testaments, unequivocally and without exception, holds these behaviors to be sexually immoral –...
  • Pam Bondi won't appeal ruling against state marriage ban

    09/05/2014 9:41:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 9/5/14 | Steve Rothaus
    The deadline passed late Wednesday without an appeal from Attorney General Pam Bondi's office of a Broward circuit court ruling in August that Florida's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional.... ....Bondi did file appeals Thursday in two federal lawsuits brought by nine same-sex couples, the Broward case could pave the way for Florida's first same-sex divorce — and even its first same-sex marriages. ...Broward County Clerk Howard Forman said he expects to decide by early next week whether to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples... ....Bondi's office offered a terse comment as to why the attorney general did not appeal the...
  • Cowboys to bring in Michael Sam

    09/03/2014 12:38:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    espn ^ | 9/3/14
    Michael Sam is flying into Dallas on Tuesday night and will take a physical for the Cowboys on Wednesday, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. If Sam passes his physical, the Cowboys intend to sign him to their practice squad, the source said.
  • ABC to Phil Robertson: 'Would You Consider Yourself a Homophobe?'

    09/02/2014 7:32:48 PM PDT · by walford · 70 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 2, 2014 | Scott Whitlock
    Although Phil Robertson appeared on Tuesday's Good Morning America to promote his new book, reporter Ryan Owens couldn't resist portraying the reality show personality as an anti-gay bigot. Owens reminded viewers of the Duck Dynasty star's interview with GQ where he called homosexuality a sin. Owens pressed, "Would you consider yourself a homophobe?" [See video below. MP3 audio here.] Robertson retorted, "I'm as much of a homophobe as Jesus was. People who are participating in homosexual behavior, they need to know that I love them." ABC has not been consistent in pressing liberal celebrities about their controversial views. GMA hosts...
  • WWE invites Michael Sam to appear on Sept. 8 'Monday Night Raw'

    09/02/2014 6:38:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    If Michael Sam doesn't have a job by next Monday, he has at least one standing offer. WWE has invited Sam to appear on the Sept. 8 episode of Raw....
  • Hillary Clinton’s Gay Rights Evolution

    08/31/2014 7:31:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    NY times ^ | 8/29/14 | AMY CHOZICK
    The crowd of supporters stretched around Main Street on a busy Saturday in August, hundreds of Hamptonites curving past the Ralph Lauren and Tiffany & Co. stores, waiting patiently to greet Hillary Rodham Clinton. Mrs. Clinton had taken a break from her beach vacation to sign copies of her latest memoir, “Hard Choices.” Her presence transformed BookHampton, the bookseller the Clintons frequent on their working summer vacations, into a sort of pre-campaign event with Secret Service agents, and well-wishers including Martha Stewart and Howard Dean. The shores of Long Island are not exactly a proxy for the enthusiasm Mrs. Clinton...
  • Analysis: Why Won't Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Answer These Two Questions?

    08/29/2014 7:07:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 98/28/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    While supporters of traditional marriage are often presented as driven by emotion and religiosity and supporters of same-sex marriage are often presented as voices of rationality and reason, the reality is quite different. Traditional marriage supporters have presented a view, complete with foundational principles, for state recognition of conjugal marriage while same-sex marriage supporters have failed to answer two questions that are central to the issue.Traditional marriage (TM) supporters have explained their view of what marriage is, why it matters for society and why government should recognize traditional marriage, for example, here, here, and here.Same-sex marriage (SSM) supporters, on the...
  • Florida court won't delay same-sex marriage appeals

    08/28/2014 2:33:57 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    A Miami-based appeals court has rejected Attorney General Pam Bondi's request that two gay marriage cases be delayed until the U.S. Supreme Court decides the issue nationally. The Third District Court of Appeal ruled Thursday that the cases from Miami-Dade and Monroe counties will move forward.
  • ESPN apologizes for reporting on whether Michael Sam is showering with his teammates after practice

    08/27/2014 1:40:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/27/2014 | AllahPundit
    I don’t get it. After it found itself at the epicenter of a storm of criticism over a report on the shower habits of Michael Sam, the first openly gay player on an NFL roster, and his teammates, ESPN responded Wednesday morning with a further statement on the report.“ESPN regrets the manner in which we presented our report. Clearly yesterday we collectively failed to meet the standards we have set in reporting on LGBT-related topics in sports.”…In its initial response to the firestorm, ESPN reponded Tuesday: “In response to recent questions about Sam fitting in with the team, multiple...
  • For Michael Sam, a victory even if cut from St. Louis Rams roster

    08/22/2014 1:58:56 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/21/14 | Mark Maske
    ......Sam is far from a lock to start the season as one of the 53 names on the Rams’ active roster. His attempt to survive cut-down day is further complicated by the Rams’ talent-rich corps of defensive linemen, led by Robert Quinn and Chris Long. But while he may fall short of securing a roster spot when rosters are trimmed for the final time Aug. 30, from a certain perspective, Sam may have already succeeded. By turning a media frenzy into business-as-usual, by fixing the preseason narrative solely on Michael Sam the football player, both Sam and the Rams have...
  • Farm Couple Fined Thousands for Declining Gay Wedding

    08/22/2014 5:18:22 AM PDT · by xzins · 68 replies
    CBN ^ | August 22, 2014 | CBN
    A New York couple faces thousands of dollars in fines for declining to rent out their family farm for a same-sex wedding celebration. The New York State Division of Human Rights fined Cynthia and Robert Gifford $13,000 for declining a request from a lesbian couple to rent the family barn for their ceremony. The Giffords have owned and operated Liberty Ridge Farm in for over 25 years. They believe marriage is the union of one man and one woman. Like many small farm families, they often open up their home to host public events, including weddings. In addition to the...
  • How To Shrink Your Church In One Easy Step

    08/22/2014 5:17:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/22/2014 | By Alexander Griswold
    By now, we’ve all heard the refrain that U.S. churches need liberalize their teachings on sexuality and homosexuality or rapidly decline. The logic behind the argument is simple: more and more Americans are embracing homosexuality and same-sex marriage, including growing numbers of religious Millennials. So long as churches remain the face of opposition to gay marriage, those churches will shrink into irrelevancy when gay marriage (inevitably, we are told) becomes a settled political issue. These arguments often see church acceptance of homosexuality as a carrot as well as a stick. It isn’t so much that denouncing homosexuality will drive people...
  • Federal Judge Rules Florida Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

    08/22/2014 2:11:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 8/21/14 | Curt Anderson
    A federal judge on Thursday declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining judges across the country who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot. U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle in Tallahassee ruled....
  • NY Farm fined for refusing to host gay wedding

    08/20/2014 10:06:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/20/2014 | Rick Moran
    New York farmers who host birthday parties and other events must pay a $13,000 fine because they refused to host a gay wedding.The couple, Cynthia and Robert Gifford, have hosted gay wedding receptions in the past. But because weddings are conducted on the first floor of their house, Cynthia Gifford refused to host a gay wedding ceremony of two lesbians because of her Christian faith. A judge ruled that the GIfford private residence isn't so private after all. Washington Times: New York farm owners who rent their facilities for birthday parties and wedding ceremonies have been fined thousands of dollars...
  • Gay wedding expo held amid same-sex marriage fight

    08/18/2014 5:50:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    wsvn.com ^ | 8/18/14
    ....Gay Nuptials, a gay-friendly wedding expo, held its inaugural event at the Hagen Park Community Center in Wilton Manors....
  • Miami-Dade Police Sergeant Charged With Plying Boy With Drugs, Groping Him

    08/14/2014 6:16:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    New Times ^ | 8/14/14 | Kyle Munzenrieder
    James H. Edwards III, a Miami-Dade Police sergeant and 27-year veteran of the force, now finds himself behind bars. Edwards allegedly provided a 15-year-old boy with booze and drugs, groped the boy, and then masturbated in front of him. He now faces charges of lewd and lascivious conduct and exhibition.
  • A Gay Christian’s Journey: And God Save Judy Garland -

    08/13/2014 1:58:06 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Red Letter "Christians" ^ | 7/26/14 | Brian McLaren
    There’s a kind of unique club in the world called “friends of Tony and Peggy Campolo.” I’m a grateful member of that group.... I prayed about it and said yes, which led to my meeting Randy Eddy-McCain and the beautiful church he served. What neither Randy, Peggy, nor I knew was that about four months later, one of my sons would be coming out. When he did, I kept thinking, “Thank God my son didn’t have to worry that his coming out would in any way hurt my work and reputation. Thank God Randy and Peggy invited me and I...
  • Christians Who Support Same-Sex Marriage More Likely to Support Other Types of Sexual Immorality

    08/13/2014 8:09:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/13/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    New survey research shows that Christians who support same-sex marriage are more likely to hold permissive views on other sexual morality issues, such as divorce and pornography, similar to the general population and far different from Christians who support traditional marriage.The "Relationships in America" survey, conducted by University of Texas sociologist Mark Regnerus, interviewed 15,738 Americans between the ages of 18 and 60. From that sample, Regnerus compared the average views on a range of sexual morality issues of churchgoing Christians who oppose same-sex marriage (2,659 in the sample) and churchgoing Christians who support same-sex marriage (990 in the sample)....
  • Tennessee's Gay Marriage Ban Is Constitutional, Judge Rules; Breaks Streak of Ban Losses

    08/12/2014 6:51:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/12/2014 | BY MICHAEL GRYBOSKI
    A judge has ruled that Tennessee's constitutional amendment banning legal recognition of same-sex marriage is legal, breaking a streak of judicial losses for the traditional marriage side. Circuit Court Judge Russell E. Simmons Jr. ruled last week against the claim that the state constitutional ban on same-sex marriage violates the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution. In his decision, Simmons cited the 1972 case Baker v. Nelson, a lesser known decision by the Minnesota Supreme Court, arguing that gay marriage is not a fundamental right. "Baker holds that a state's law on same-sex marriage does not violate the equal...
  • High Status Accorded Homosexuals In Native American Tribes Helps To Understand Their Fate

    08/11/2014 11:52:31 AM PDT · by lbryce · 39 replies
    OMG Facts ^ | August 11, 2014 | Staff
    Homosexuals Often Had a High Status in Native American Tribes Native American males were expected to become warriors and hunters, but it was also recognized that the stress of being under such burdens often demanded spiritual advice and healing. This duty would usually fall upon a homosexual Shaman. In the Native culture, to be gay meant to be "from the outside world," to be "spiritually gifted." However, Homosexual only included men who preferred social and sexual "female roles." Needless to say, they were highly respected within the community. In fact, straight men could have sex with a homosexual without having...