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  • The career assassination of Cornel West: A messy intellectual divorce [w/by Eric Dyson]

    04/21/2015 2:23:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Salon ^ | April 20, 2015 | mensah demary
    The career assassination of Cornel West: A messy intellectual divorce reveals layers of broken heart — and to what end? Independent of one’s stance on the rift between Michael Eric Dyson and Cornel West — a rift years in the making and now clearly delineated in the form of Dyson’s essay on West in the New Republic, “The Ghost of Cornel West” — this has all the hallmarks of a messy divorce between two public, black intellectuals who were, perhaps, better served keeping things offline. Maybe try to squash their beef in the privacy of an on-campus office or in...
  • No, Senator Rubio, Homosexuals Aren't Born that Way

    04/20/2015 5:01:58 PM PDT · by xzins · 120 replies
    AFA ^ | Monday, April 20, 2015 | Bryan Fischer
    “I don’t believe that your sexual preferences are a choice for a vast and enormous majority of the people. The bottom line is I believe that sexual preference is something people are born with.” ~ Sen. Marco Rubio, April 19, 2015 Marco Rubio has become the latest GOP presidential candidate to stumble badly over the issue of homosexuality. Sen. Rand Paul hurt himself by saying that gay “marriage” is okay, as long as it’s a matter of private contract, a view which will satisfy no one. Dr. Ben Carson hurt himself by asserting that people do change their sexual orientation...
  • Can Gays Turn Straight? What the Evidence Says About “Ex-Gay” Therapy.

    04/20/2015 3:12:57 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 95 replies
    Slate ^ | April 20, 2015 | Nathaniel Frank
    Last week Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., introduced a bill in Congress asking states to ban sexual orientation conversion therapy, often abbreviated as CT, for minors. California is one of two states that have prohibited licensed professionals from offering the practice, which includes efforts to change not only sexual orientation but also gender identity. While the congressional bill is only a resolution—it encourages states to bar the practice rather than proposing the heavier lift of a federal ban—the idea that CT is dangerous and should be banned is gaining momentum ... What do we actually know about the practice of CT...
  • John Kasich: I’m going to attend a same-sex wedding soon [VIDEO]

    04/20/2015 9:21:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/20/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Welcome to the latest media litmus test for Republican candidates, which like the 2012 litmus test — contraception — has absolutely nothing to do with the job for which they’re vying. Thanks to our crack legions of national reporters, we now know how Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and now John Kasich will RSVP when the gilt-edged invitation shows up in the mail. Meanwhile, we still don’t know whether Hillary Clinton would sign the deal with Iran or why she refused to bolster security around the Benghazi consulate.To borrow a phrase from, like, two years ago,...
  • Rubio: "Sexual Preference Is Something That People Are Born With" [VIDEO]

    04/20/2015 5:38:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    RCP ^ | 04/20/2015
    "I also don't believe that your sexual preferences are a choice, for the vast majority of people," Sen. Marco Rubio said on Sunday's broadcast of Face the Nation. "In fact, the bottom line is that I believe that sexual preference is something that people are born with." CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO...
  • Why I, Unlike Senator Rubio, Would Not Attend a Gay Wedding, Even For a Friend

    04/17/2015 7:34:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/17/2015 | Maggie Gallagher
    Senator Marco Rubio, one of our most attractive and charismatic leaders in the rising generation, just announced he’s running for president. So naturally he’s being peppered with the one question uppermost in the minds of American voters: What do you think of gay marriage? Rubio is getting this hit, in part, because he’s trying to negotiate a Third Way: He’s for traditional marriage but will “respect” the rights of states to disagree. He thinks states should have the right to decide the definition of marriage, but (unlike Ted Cruz) he refused to sign onto an amicus brief asking the Supreme...
  • Rick Santorum: I would not attend a gay wedding [As opposed to Marco Rubio]

    04/16/2015 7:10:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
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  • Why Same-Sex Marriage Can’t Afford to Be Tolerant

    04/16/2015 1:32:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Stand to Reason ^ | 04/15/2015 | Amy K. Hall
    Mere Orthodoxy’s Matt Anderson explains why “an anti-liberal approach toward dissenting views is part of the DNA of the logic of the current gay rights argument”: Imagine, for a moment, that cultural conservatives are right that the family which begins within the union of a man and a woman is a morally unique institution, irreplacable in its role in society and inimitable in its shape by other voluntary associations of free adults, such as gay unions….Then grant this simple premise: that humans are fundamentally and inescapably truth-telling beings, and that falsehoods require an elaborate and complex support structure if they are to take...
  • Pro Tip: Don’t ask for a Christian cake [The bakery business has become a cultural battleground]

    04/16/2015 7:24:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/16/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Really? Another story about bakeries and cakes and who will or won’t bake what without the feds crashing your business? Apparently so. At Right Wing News, Warner Todd Huston has been tracking the story of an Arizona pastor, Joshua Feuerstein, who has been concerned over trends where Christians seem to be exclusively targeted for action if they assert their rights to Freedom of Religion, specifically in the case of so called “gay wedding cakes.” To prove his point, he contacted a “gay bakery” (though how this is defined is a bit hazy) owned by Sharon Haller and asked them...
  • Evolution: Hillary no longer wants marriage left to states, hopes the Supreme Court rules for SSM

    04/15/2015 6:46:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/15/2015 | AllahPundit
    I know what you’re thinking. Didn’t she long ago hop aboard the gay-marriage bandwagon, knowing that it’s now an absolute litmus test for Democrats? Granted, she only formally expressed her support for SSM in 2013, but surely that support encompassed a Supreme Court ruling on equal protection legalizing gay marriage nationwide. The left might tolerate her being a Wall Street crony and a hawk and about 8,000 other things they profess to loathe, but they won’t tolerate her thwarting their “Selma envy” by hedging on gay marriage. They let Obama slide on that in 2008 because it was still...
  • Gay Couple in Hillary Clinton Campaign Clip Prompts '18+' Age Warning on Russian TV

    04/13/2015 9:14:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | 04/13/2015 | By PATRICK REEVELL
    The launch of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign has proved an unexpected test of Russia’s controversial so-called “gay-propaganda” law. The independent, opposition TV channel, Dozhd TV, decided it was obliged to include an “18+” age-rating on the video announcing the launch of Clinton’s campaign because it features a gay couple holding hands. Clinton’s campaign released the video Sunday to formally announce her run. As the video briefly shows the gay couple holding hands, a voice-over from one of the men says, "I’m getting married this summer to someone I really care about." A spokesperson for Dozhd TV told ABC News...
  • 3 Things to Prove Liberals Actually Do Think Businesses Should Discriminate

    04/11/2015 5:44:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/11/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    Businesses should not discriminate, liberals proclaimed loudly in explaining their opposition to religious freedom laws. Three recent actions supported by liberals demonstrate that is not true. 1. Bakeries Should Be Able to Refuse Bible Verses Christian activist Bill Jack was denied service when he went to Azucar Bakery in Denver and asked for two cakes in the shape of open Bibles. He asked for the words, "God hates sin — Psalm 45:7," "Homosexuality is a detestable sin — Leviticus 18:22," "God loves sinners," and "While we were yet sinners Christ died for us — Romans 5:8," on each of the...
  • The Left’s love affair with Pope Francis may be cooling off given the recent news out of France

    04/11/2015 5:39:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/11/2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Liberals have had high hopes (no pun intended) for Pope Francis ever since his election. His sometimes nuanced messages of compassion for all humans have been regularly covered here by Ed and I have found many of them inspiring, though really not all that different from traditional messages coming from the Vatican. The Pontiff just has a different way of expressing himself than some of his predecessors. But that hasn’t stopped many liberals from believing that a sea change was in the air, particularly when it came to the relationship between the church and gay and lesbian Catholics. But...
  • President Obama's Misguided War on 'Conversion Therapy'

    04/11/2015 3:30:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2015 | Michael Brown
    With all the major, life critical issues taking place in America and around the globe, it is absolutely mind-boggling that President Obama has decided to declare war on so-called “conversion therapy,” joining in the battle to outlaw professional counseling for minors struggling with unwanted same-sex attraction or gender identity confusion. This is political correctness run amuck, and the president, with all his power and influence, is intruding himself where he most certainly does not belong, standing in the way of personal autonomy and individual choice, seeking to deprive young people of the very thing that might just save them from...
  • The world burns as Obama calls for banning 'gay conversion' therapy

    04/10/2015 12:11:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/10/2015 | Rick Moran
    The world is blowing up, the U.S. economy is still in the pits, and the administration is demonstrating an incompetence rare even for Washington.  So, naturally, the president has turned his attention to the pressing issue of transgender rights.  It is vital that transgender people get to use the bathroom of their choice and that nobody rag on them, or make fun of them, or ignore them.  Valerie Jarrett wrote the press release: In a statement that was posted on Wednesday evening alongside a WhiteHouse.gov petition begun in honor of Ms. Alcorn, Mr. Obama condemned the practice, sometimes called...
  • Must Christianity Change Its Sexual Ethics? History May Hold the Key

    04/10/2015 5:34:35 AM PDT · by xzins · 58 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | April 09, 2015 | Trevin Wax
    Whenever people today say that Christianity needs to update and adapt its moral standards for the 21st century, I hear echoes from 100 years ago. Back then, the calls for change had less to do with morality and more to do with miracles. But the motivation was similar, and the results are instructive. What rocked the early 20th century was the call of many church leaders to adapt the Christian faith to the scientific age of discovery. One could not expect thinking men and women to accept at face value all the miracles in the Bible, the thinking went. The...
  • Colorado Double Standard: Bakers Should Not Be Forced to Make Anti-Gay Cakes

    04/09/2015 5:06:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 9, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    Bill Jack wants to make one thing perfectly clear: Bakers should not be forced to make a cake that would violate their conscience or freedom of expression. Jack, of Castle Rock, Colo., is making national headlines over an experiment he conducted in the wake of attacks on Christian business owners who refuse to provide services for same-sex marriages. Last year, the Colorado Civil Rights Commission ruled that the Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood unlawfully discriminated against a gay couple who wanted a wedding cake. Jack Phillips, the owner of the cake shop, is a devout Christian, and his attorneys argued that...
  • Gay substitute teacher denied full-time job at Iowa Catholic school after being outed as engaged

    04/08/2015 10:34:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 04/08/2015 | BY NICOLE HENSLEY
    An Iowa Catholic school denied a substitute teacher a full-time job after learning on his Facebook page he was engaged to a man. Tyler McCubbin already volunteered at Dowling Catholic School as a track coach and filled in for absent teachers. His sexual orientation only became an issue when his social media accounts became the focus of a background check after allegedly being promised a position as a social sciences teacher. His profile on Facebook shows a scattering of likes for LGBT groups and pro-gay artists such as Audra McDonald, but it’s his fiancé that got their attention. “I said,...
  • The New York Times Wants Us to Rewrite the Bible

    04/08/2015 9:51:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/08/2015 | Michael Brown
    How can the religious community live in peace and harmony with the LGBT community? New York Times columnist Frank Bruni has the solution. Just rewrite the Bible. In his April 3rd column, “Bigotry, the Bible and the Lessons of Indiana,” Bruni, himself gay, recognizes that Christian beliefs are not necessarily grounded in hatred. The problem, he claims, is that, “Beliefs ossified over centuries aren’t easily shaken.” Bruni, for his part, wants to shake us free from our fossilized faith. According to Bruni, who evidences little or no understanding of how believers view the Scriptures (namely, as God’s inspired Word), if...
  • PCUSA Stalling Korean Church's Effort to Leave Denomination?

    04/08/2015 8:42:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/08/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    A Presbyterian Church (USA) regional body located in California has been accused of putting a Korean congregation's effort to leave the mainline denomination to a standstill. Last year, Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church of Rowland Heights voted overwhelmingly to seek dismissal from PCUSA over the denomination's growing acceptance of homosexuality. Out of 817 votes casted in the March 2014 vote, 738 voted to leave, 74 voted to stay, and 5 votes were dismissed. Despite that, the PCUSA Presbytery of San Gabriel has not apparently finalized the dismissal as of this month, according to the Korean-American Christian publication Christianity Daily. Rachael Lee...
  • Equal in Dignity and Responsibility: Ministering to Those With Same-Sex Attraction

    04/08/2015 7:42:45 AM PDT · by Salvation · 22 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-07-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Equal in Dignity and Responsibility: Ministering to Those With Same-Sex Attraction By: Msgr. Charles PopeA conference is being planned in August to ponder an authentic pastoral response in ministering to those with same-sex attraction. Dr. Janet Smith is the organizer; Courage International and the Archdiocese of Detroit are the sponsors. It looks to be a  fine gathering of solid speakers. Though I am clearly a “back-bencher” among the fine speakers being lined up, I was asked to submit a paper for possible inclusion in the book that will likely be published by Ignatius Press just prior to the conference.As a...
  • The Gay Marriage Wake-Up Call: Even if you're not religious, if gay marriage passes, you lose

    04/08/2015 7:30:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/08/2015 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    The smoke is clearing after three weeks of gay political hysteria: first a dust-up involving Dolce and Gabbana followed by threats of a boycott that fizzled, then an outbreak of derangement over a religious law in Indiana. Take note of how differently these two incidents ended, because there is a lot of hidden intelligence to be gained by reading between the lines: the attack on Dolce and Gabbana seems to have failed, while the pushback against Indiana’s and Arkansas’s religious-freedom bills ended in victory for gay marriage enthusiasts. Dolce and Gabbana barely backtracked on their comments about IVF, yet they...
  • On Marriage: Never Give In. Never, Never, Never…

    04/07/2015 9:17:49 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 15 replies
    TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | April 6, 2015 | Trevor Thomas
    The battle raging over religious liberty on several fronts across the U.S. has been quite revealing. Most telling are the lengths to which liberals continue to go to ensure that the homosexual agenda roars on undeterred. As Ross Douthat has alluded, the political and cultural melee we’ve endured the last several days is because the perversion on marriage wrought by liberals has prospered to the point that an ever growing number of Americans have found themselves in the crosshairs of today’s gaystapo.
  • In Northern Ireland: "Before God, This is something we could not make" Christian Baker tells Court

    04/04/2015 5:29:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/04 | by A.B. SANDERSON
    The Ulster baker who has been taken to court for refusing to make a cake celebrating gay marriage said that his religion was too important to him to go against his beliefs, the Daily Express reports. Daniel McArthur, general manager of family run Ashers Bakery, told Belfast County Court, “Before God, this is something we couldn’t make.” The business refused to undertake an order by a gay activist who wanted it decorated with Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie, arm-in-arm under the words “Support Gay Marriage”. Same Sex marriage is still illegal in Northern Ireland; a country where only 10...
  • Precursor to the Mark of the Beast?

    04/04/2015 11:00:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/04/2015 | Lloyd Marcus
    A few years ago, while visiting family in Maryland, I attended church with my brother. It was a very hip contemporary church. The pastor, who looked in his early forties, wore a shirt and jeans. I saw a parishioner with a Mohawk haircut and others with tattoos. This is not a judgment, merely an observation that the congregation was very racially diverse, as well as in their attire. The topic of the pastor's sermon was homosexuality. He disclosed that his sister is a homosexual. Folks, filled with national statistics and documented facts, the pastor delivered the most loving and compassionate...
  • Should Mom-and-Pops That Forgo Gay Weddings Be Destroyed?

    04/04/2015 5:45:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 04/03/2015 | CONOR FRIEDERSDORF
    What do white evangelicals, Muslims, Mormons, blacks, conservative Republicans, and immigrants from Africa, South America, and Central America all have in common? They're less likely to support gay marriage than the average Californian. Over the years, I've patronized restaurants owned by members of all those groups. Today, if I went out into Greater Los Angeles and chatted up owners of mom-and-pop restaurants, I'd sooner or later find one who would decline to cater a gay wedding. The owners might be members of Rick Warren's church in Orange County. Or a family of immigrants in Little Ethiopia or on Olvera Street....
  • How to Talk About the Indiana Law With Your Liberal Relatives at Easter

    04/03/2015 1:36:17 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 4/3/15 | Ryan Anderson
    Editor’s note: Amid the discussion about the religious liberty laws in Indiana and Arkansas this week, there’s been a lot of misinformation—and a lot of thoughtful concerns about what religious freedom laws actually allow and what they ban. We talked to Heritage Foundation’s William E. Simon Fellow Dr. Ryan T. Anderson to get the facts—and to find out whether, as your liberal relatives will likely argue as the political discussions happen this holiday, the original Indiana religious freedom law would have allowed discrimination.What’s religious liberty all about?Religious liberty is about protecting people’s fundamental natural rights. People have rights—including the...
  • A Kind of Moral Rape: What the gay lobby really wants -- moral validation for their lifestyle

    04/03/2015 6:48:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/03/2015 | Bill Kassel
    Let us assume, for the moment, that individuals and organizations opposed to Indiana’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act are well intentioned and pursuing their protests in good conscience. That may be more credit than most of them would give to people on the other side of the debate. But I’ve got a point to make. The view of the opposition is that this law denies the civil rights of gays. They are convinced that those who support it are motivated by animosity toward homosexuals and revulsion at the idea that people of the same sex can marry. Opponents reject any argument...
  • Florida Bill Would Let Adoption Agencies Refuse Gay Couples

    04/02/2015 9:30:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 4/2/15
    A bill, ready for a House vote, would allow private adoption agencies to use religious and/or moral reasons to deny gay couples wanting to adopt children. ... Republican Rep. Jason Brodeur said if gay couples want to adopt, they can go to the Department of Children and Families or a private agency that don’t have a problem with it.
  • Indiana lawmakers announce deal to update religious freedom law

    04/02/2015 7:49:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    CBS ^ | 4/2/15 | Rebecca Kaplan
    Indiana lawmakers announced Thursday morning that they had reached a deal to update the state's controversial religious freedom law so that it states the law cannot be used to discriminate against anyone, including gay and lesbian customers...... language in the legislation states that the law does not, "Authorize a provider to refuse to offer or provide services, facilities, use of public accommodations, goods, employment, or housing [based on] sexual orientation, gender identity, or United States military service." The references to "sexual orientation" or "gender identity" are the first to appear in an Indiana law.
  • Black Church Group of 34,000 Churches From 15 Denominations Splits With PCUSA Over Gay Marriage

    04/01/2015 7:23:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/01/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    Urging Presbyterian Church USA to "repent and be restored to fellowship," the National Black Church Initiative, which represents 34,000 churches from 15 denominations, has declared it has severed ties with PCUSA after it amended its constitution changing their definition of marriage to include same-sex couples."NBCI and its membership base are simply standing on the Word of God within the mind of Christ. We urge our brother and sisters of the PCUSA to repent and be restored to fellowship," NBCI President Rev. Anthony Evans said, according to Charisma News."PCUSA's manipulation represents a universal sin against the entire church and its members....
  • RFRA: First Michiana, Indiana business to publicly deny same-sex service

    04/01/2015 7:12:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    ABC57 ^ | 04/01/2015 | By Alyssa Marino
    WALKERTON, Ind. - A small-town pizza shop is saying they agree with Governor Pence and the signing of the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The O'Connor family, who owns Memories Pizza, says they have a right to believe in their religion and protect those ideals. “If a gay couple came in and wanted us to provide pizzas for their wedding, we would have to say no,” says Crystal O'Connor of Memories Pizza. She and her family are standing firm in their beliefs. The O'Connor's have owned Memories Pizza in Walkerton for 9 years. It's a small-town business, with small-town ideals....
  • Tim Cook’s Moral Confusion—and Intolerance

    04/01/2015 6:27:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    CATO INSTITUTE ^ | 04/01/2015 | Roger Pilon
    Few recent battles have seized the nation’s moral compass quite as emotionally as the one going on in Indiana right now, pitting defenders of religious liberty against opponents of discrimination based on sexual orientation. But Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook brings the moral confusion surrounding the battle to a head this morning with his op-ed in the Washington Post. Lumping together both legitimate and illegitimate “religious freedom restoration acts,” he writes, “they go against the very principles our nation was founded on.”Really? Let’s see if that claim stands up. We find those principles in the nation’s founding document, the Declaration...
  • Christian Grandma-Florist Fined $1,001, Ordered to Work Gay Weddings but Refuses

    03/31/2015 7:51:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/31/2015 | BY SAMUEL SMITH
    A Christian florist and grandmother who declined to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding because of her Christian belief in traditional marriage has been fined $1,001 by a Washington court and will be held liable to pay the legal fees incurred by the gay couple, which could "devastate" her financially. As previously reported by The Christian Post, 70-year-old Barronelle Stutzman, the owner of Arlene's Flowers in Richland, Washington, was found guilty of violating the state's non-discrimination law in February, after referring Rob Ingersoll and Curt Feed to another florist when they asked her to provide the floral arrangements for their...
  • In Defense of Indiana: The anti-RFRA backlash is a perfect storm of hysteria and legal ignorance.

    03/31/2015 6:39:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/30/2015 | Rich Lowry
    Indiana is experiencing its two minutes of hate. It is doubtful that since its admittance into the union in 1816, the heretofore inoffensive Midwestern state has ever been showered with so much elite obloquy. Indiana’s sin is that its legislature passed and Governor Mike Pence signed into law a Religious Freedom Restoration Act, setting out a legal standard for cases involving a clash between a person’s exercise of religion and the state’s laws. To listen to the critics, you’d think the law was drafted by a joint committee of attorneys from the Ku Klux Klan and Westboro Baptist Church. The...
  • For millennials, homosexuality more acceptable than casual sex

    03/30/2015 10:32:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/29/2015 | Aaron Blake
    Acceptance of gay marriage has long been a matter of when, rather than if -- in large part thanks to younger generations being overwhelmingly in favor.But just how quickly are views of homosexuality changing from generation to generation? A new poll from the Public Religion Research Institute has some insights.The poll tested how millennials (ages 18 to 34) view various sexual behaviors, including homosexuality. And about equal numbers say homosexuality is morally wrong (38 percent) and morally acceptable (42 percent). Another 13 percent say it depends on the situation, while 7 percent declined to answer.What's most interesting, though, is when...
  • IS SEXUAL ORIENTATION ANALOGOUS TO RACE?

    03/30/2015 10:18:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 02/24/2014 | Joe Carter
    This weekend Kirsten Powers and Jonathan Merritt stirred up controversy by writing in the Daily Beast that Christians have no biblical basis for claiming that religious belief should allow them to refuse to serve a same-sex wedding:Before considering legal rights, Christians wrestling with this issue must first resolve the primary issue of whether the Bible calls Christians to deny services to people who are engaging in behavior they believe violates the teachings of Christianity regarding marriage. The answer is, it does not. Nor does the Bible teach that providing such a service should be construed as participation or affirmation. Yet...
  • Indiana plans language to 'clarify' religious objections law to assuage discrimination fears

    03/30/2015 9:49:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/30/15
    Indiana's Republican legislative leaders said Monday they're working on adding language to a new state law to make it clear that it doesn't allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.... Supporters of the law insist the law will keep the government from compelling people to provide services they find objectionable on religious grounds. Arkansas is poised to follow in Indiana's footsteps, as Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson has said he'll sign a measure moving through the state's Legislature.
  • Seattle Joins San Francisco in Banning City-Funded Trips to Indiana

    03/30/2015 9:34:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    Politics USA ^ | 3/30/15 | Hrafnkell Haraldsson
    .....San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on Thursday placed a travel ban on city-funded trips to Indiana, saying, “San Francisco taxpayers will not subsidize legally-sanctioned discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people by the State of Indiana.”
  • Maybe The LGBT Community Should Bake Its Own Cakes

    03/30/2015 9:10:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/29/2015 | John Nantz
    Imagine an America where atheists, Buddhists, Catholics, Protestants, agnostics, Hindus, and Muslims are all subject to the whims of local, state, and federal legislators. Gone is our most fundamental Civil Right, Freedom of Religion. Each person’s conscience is subject to the loudest and most organized objector. Every man servant to caprice, perversion, and proclivity. Imagine an America where one ideology is ensconced as supreme, where debate is criminal. This statist dystopia is precisely what the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) community militates for—a caliphate of sexual psychosis. The LGBT movement isn’t a debate about Civil Rights but about special...
  • Baking Liberty of Conscience into the Cake: A marriage controversy causes anger in Ireland

    03/30/2015 6:42:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/29/2015 | Quin Hillyer
    Atheists and homosexual-rights activists in Ireland are threatening protest marches. A local government in the overwhelmingly Catholic country has fined a homosexual baker in the village of Inch (County Clare) for refusing to produce a wedding cake featuring, on its icing, the inscription, “A man shall . . . hold fast to his wife — Gen. 2:24.” The baker, Robert O’Riordan, says that he considers the inscription to be an implicit rebuke of his own domestic living arrangement and an imposition on his right as an atheist to refuse assent to “any material endorsement of religious ceremonies.” Mr. O’Riordan regularly...
  • Liberals against Religious Liberty in Indiana

    03/30/2015 6:36:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/29/2015 | The Editors
    Indiana has adopted a state-level version of the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), thereby imposing a “strict scrutiny” legal standard when the state government or local powers pass laws that interfere with the free exercise of religion. For this, Governor Mike Pence and Indiana’s legislators have been denounced as gay-hating monsters, a claim that was never made about President Bill Clinton, who signed the federal RFRA, or about the people and powers of such liberal states as Connecticut, which is one of the 20 states with a RFRA. Another dozen or so states have constitutional provisions similar to those...
  • Analysis: Indiana Religious Freedom Law Is Not 'Anti-Gay'

    03/29/2015 7:04:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/28/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    A religious freedom bill signed into law by Indiana Republican Gov. Mike Pence Thursday is being characterized by major media outlets as a codification of anti-gay discrimination. They are wrong. Here is why. Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act is a state-level version of the federal RFRA. To understand what RFRA does, it helps to first understand how the law came about. History of RFRA In 1989, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling, Employment Division v. Smith, that was a radical departure from previous interpretations of the religious freedom clauses of the First Amendment. A member of the Native American...
  • More details about German pilot revealed as crash investigation continues

    03/28/2015 7:44:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    ap ^ | 03/28/2015 | MILOS KRIVOKAPIC
    SISTERON, France — The German co-pilot accused of crashing a passenger plane in the French Alps frequented a gliding club near the crash site as a child with his parents, according to a member of the club. Francis Kefer, a member of the club in the town of Sisteron, said on i-Tele television that Andreas Lubitz' family and other members of the gliding club in his home town of Montabaur, Germany, came to the region regularly between 1996 and 2003. ... The crash site is about 50 kilometers (30 miles) away from the Aero-club de Sisteron glider airfield.
  • Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Explained

    03/28/2015 8:54:15 AM PDT · by guitarist · 13 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | March 27, 2015 | John McCormack
    On Thursday, Indiana governor Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) into law, and some celebrities, politicians, and journalists--including Miley Cyrus, Ashton Kutcher, and Hillary Clinton, just to name a few--are absolutely outraged. They say the law is a license to discriminate against gay people:
  • Homosexuals in Newfoundland hit by 'astronomical' syphilis outbreak

    03/25/2015 8:00:11 PM PDT · by PROCON · 57 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | March 25, 2015 | Michael F. Haverluck
    A syphilis outbreak of "astronomical" proportions has been unleashed in Canada's easternmost province, according to the healthcare authority of eastern NewfoundlandAlready this year — in less than three months — 15 cases of syphilis have been reported, according to Eastern Health. That's more than half the total number of cases (26) confirmed by the region's health authority all of last year. Most of the 41 syphilis infections were identified in homosexual men between 20 and 49 years of age, with 10 of the cases also being diagnosed with HIV, according to Eastern Health. Rising concerns This substantial increase is raising...
  • 100s of Priests in England & Wales urge Vatican Synod to end confus over Marriage and Sexuality

    03/25/2015 7:19:29 PM PDT · by Repent and Believe · 7 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | March 24, 2015 anno Domini | Press Release
    PRESS RELEASE FROM "SUPPORT FOR MARRIAGE LETTER" COORDINATOR In a dramatic turn of events, nearly 500 priests from England and Wales have written a letter in defence of the ‘traditional teaching on marriage and human sexuality’ in anticipation of the forthcoming Vatican Synod on the family. This letter comes at a time when a growing number of Catholics are concerned that the gathering of Church leaders in Rome, scheduled for October 2015, will seek to re-think Gospel teaching on marriage, sexuality, repentance and grace. Some Cardinals, particularly from Germany, have suggested that Holy Communion could be received by those in...
  • Employee to Home Depot: Stop pushing homosexuality

    03/24/2015 8:37:02 PM PDT · by PROCON · 81 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | March 22, 2015 | Michael F. Haverluck
    In an open letter to his employer, Home Depot employee Timothy Noffsinger, expressed loud and clear how he feels about the company’s promotion of homosexual behavior.Besides going against his deeply held religious convictions, Noffsinger, a member of Denver Bible Church, expressed in his letter how its aggressive endorsement of homosexuality in the workplace is detrimental to productivity. "What would happen if Craig Menear, Chairman and CEO of The Home Depot (THD), were to appear at the next board meeting in lipstick and a wig wearing a skirt and pantyhose?” Noffsinger asked. “In the midst of such absurdity, could the Board...
  • Pope Francis condemns gender theory a third time: ‘The family is under attack’

    03/23/2015 2:02:26 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Life Site News ^ | March 23, 2015 | John-Henry Westen
    NAPLES, Italy, March 23, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- For at least the third time in his pontificate Pope Francis has used very strong language to condemn the gender theory, one of the intellectual underpinnings of the ‘LGBT’ agenda. Speaking Sunday with young people on his voyage to Naples, Italy, Pope Francis spoke of the “ideological colonization” of families seen throughout Europe and the West.“Gender theory is an error of the human mind that leads to so much confusion," he said. “So the family is under attack.” As to how to deal with the “secularization” or the “ideological colonization,” the pope said...
  • Ben Carson: Is He the Real 'Progressive' on Homosexuality?

    03/23/2015 12:21:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/23/2015 | Jack Kerwick
    Ben Carson got himself into some trouble a couple of weeks back for remarks concerning homosexuality that he made during an exchange with CNN’s Chris Cuomo. However, I’m not sure what exactly it is that Carson said that ignited such controversy—or any controversy. Carson expressed his position that homosexuality—presumably, homosexual desire, not just conduct—is the product of choice. To substantiate his thesis, Carson alluded to the phenomenon of (ostensibly) heterosexual prisoners who, upon engaging in homosexual relations while incarcerated, “become” gay. Cuomo agreed that such a phenomenon occurs. But—for reasons that he failed to specify—Cuomo disagreed that this example vindicates...