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  • Confucius - "The Beginning of Wisdom is to Call a Thing What It Is"

    02/26/2015 6:25:27 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 20 replies
    The Ages ^ | 551–479 BC | Confucius
    Sodomite Pseudo Marriagegoogle.com/search?q=sodomite+pseudo-marriage
  • Will Schick: Polygamy no crazier than monogamy

    02/26/2015 11:07:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The Galesburg Register-Mail ^ | February 21, 2015 | Will Schick
    few weeks ago, Lindsay Graham asked Loretta Lynch an interesting question at her Senate confirmation hearings: “What is the legal difference between a ban on same sex marriage being unconstitutional, but a ban on polygamy being constitutional?" The question, understandably, took her by surprise. “Senator, I have not been involved in the argument or analysis of the cases that have gone before the Supreme Court, and I’m not comfortable undertaking legal analysis without having had the ability to review the relevant facts and the precedent there…but I look forward to continuing the discussions with you." No one takes the issue...
  • The Black Family in 1965 and Today

    02/26/2015 8:52:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    The breakdown of the black family is a sensitive topic, though it's not new and it's not in dispute. President Barack Obama, who grew up with an absent father, often urges black men to be responsible parents. Nor is there any doubt that African-American children would be better off living with their married parents. Kids who grow up in households headed by a single mother are far more likely than others to be poor, quit school, get pregnant as teens and end up in jail. But these facts were once inflammatory. Fifty years ago next month, a Labor Department official...
  • Applauding an Elegant Conservative

    02/25/2015 7:22:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2015 | Dr Ben Carson
    Recently, I was temporarily placed on the Southern Poverty Law Center's watch list for extremism simply because I vocally support traditional marriage. I remember thinking: When did advocating for lifelong love between one man and one woman become a hate crime? Fortunately, the group saw the folly of its ways and apologized, removing me from the list. It was a small battle, a blip in the daily life of someone who has entered the political arena. And I enjoyed the support of many who rallied in the conservative media to my cause to help reverse such a silly distinction. But...
  • The Right to Say No

    02/24/2015 9:49:07 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/24/15 | Alan Caruba
    States are caving into homosexual demands and asking their residents to abandon the reality that marriage is intended solely for a man and a woman Something very unpleasant is occurring in America. Those who have a strong religious faith are being denied the right to say “no” based on its teachings and values. This is particularly true these days as homosexuals, barely three percent of the population, demand that they be accommodated when their demand runs counter to thousands of years of what has been deemed moral behavior and, for many, still is. When it comes to marriage. Gays insist...
  • Why Can't Three Men Marry Each Other?

    02/24/2015 8:59:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/24/2015 | Michael Brown
    If "love is love" and "everyone should have the right to marry the one they love," then why can't any number of people come together in "marriage"? On Valentine's Day, three men in Thailand were "married," and immediately, they became an Internet sensation. As reported on GayStarNews.com, when Joke, Bell, and Art posted their "wedding" pictures online, "the internet went crazy," with one Facebook post receiving 50,000 Likes and more than 1,000 comments. Why not? After all, "love is love," right? How can any gay activist object? As Art commented on Facebook, "Love occurs unconditionally and is not limited to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Lenten Series 2015: Holy Matrimony

    02/23/2015 7:30:54 AM PST · by Salvation · 13 replies
    CatholicApologetics.info ^ | not given | CatholicApologetics
    HOLY MATRIMONY The Catholic teaching on Matrimony Marriage was instituted by GOD Himself: "And the Lord GOD said: 'It is not good for man to be alone: let us make him a helper like unto himself'." Genesis 2:18 "Then the Lord GOD cast a deep sleep upon Adam: and when he was fast asleep, He took one of his ribs, and filled up flesh for it. And the Lord GOD built the rib which He took from Adam into a woman: and brought her to Adam." Genesis 2:21-22 "...and they shall be two in one flesh." Genesis 2:24 Matrimony is the...
  • Meet 10 Indian couples who tied the knot and began their startup

    02/21/2015 6:17:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | February 22, 2015 | Rajiv Singh
    In the good old days, if they fell in love in B-school, got married and kicked off a career, the choices were predictable — if it was an MBA in marketing, it had to be a role in a consumer goods multinational (think Hindustan Unilever or Procter & Gamble or Nestle); if it was finance, the husband-wife duo inevitably found themselves at rival investment banks on Dalal Street. These days, it's a bit different. Many couples who met in school or college — not just B-schools — are taking the long and invigorating walk down the aisle of entrepreneurship. And,...
  • Legal move limits AG’s options to void Travis gay marriage

    02/20/2015 11:14:07 AM PST · by Oliviaforever · 19 replies
    To follow through on his promise to void Thursday’s marriage between two Austin women, Attorney General Ken Paxton will have to file suit in state district court, most likely in Travis County. That’s because the lawyers for the women, Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant, quietly dismissed the lawsuit that prompted state District Judge David Wahlberg to order county officials to give them a marriage license.
  • What to do if the Supreme Court approves "same-sex marriage"?

    02/19/2015 3:47:49 PM PST · by NYer · 86 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | February 19, 2015 | Russell Shaw
    Visitors line up outside U.S. Supreme Court in Washington Oct. 6, 2014, to get a seat inside to watch oral arguments on the first day of the new term. (CNS/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters) The likelihood that the Supreme Court next June will announce its discovery of a constitutional right to same-sex marriage raises an obvious question for the Catholic Church: What do we do now? Two steps come to mind. First, press for strong legal protections for individuals and institutions conscientiously unable to cooperate with a legal regime that requires sweeping concessions to the LGBT agenda. Second, give serious thought...
  • The Most Surprising Gay Marriage Poll We've Seen In A While [retread zot]

    02/18/2015 3:41:54 PM PST · by Dalek · 87 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/17/15 | Aaron Blake
    Everyone wants to know whether Jeb Bush can survive his support for Common Core and comprehensive immigration reform in today's Republican Party. One deal-breaker that might surprise people, though: His opposition to gay marriage. NBC News and Marist College are out with a batch of new 2016 primary polls. And as you might expect, Common Core, immigration reform, belief in man-made climate change and support for raising taxes on the wealthy are among those with the potential to alienate lots of conservatives. But according to the polls, so does opposition to gay marriage--an issue on which Bush agrees with basically...
  • Marriage - A Holy Covenant, Part 1

    02/17/2015 6:54:36 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    ...Carle Zimmerman, Harvard sociologist, studied every major empire and its fall and more specifically, he evaluated and traced the role of the family in each empire. He concluded that families go through three distinct phases. The last occurring just before each major empire fell. In his book, Family and Civilization, he listed these characteristics of families in the final stage. So, you listen and then you tell me, where you think we are and how important this is. One, marriage lost its sacredness and alternative forms of marriage were advocated. Two, feminist movements flourished. Three, parenting became more difficult. Four,...
  • Happy Valentine's Day! Now Cut Your Losses

    02/16/2015 11:29:56 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies
    Bloomberg | February 13, 2015 | Megan Mcardle
    No excerpt from Bloomberg allowed, story here.
  • Bishop Athanasius Schneider: Battling the New Gnosticism (Catholic Caucus)

    02/11/2015 2:27:54 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    Onepeterfive ^ | February 11, 2015 | BISHOP ATHANASIUS SCHNEIDER
    (Bishop Schneider. Image Courtesy of Diane Korzeniewski) Editor’s Note: Following his strongly-worded interview with Polonia Christiana in the wake of the first part of the Extraordinary Synod on Marriage and Family, we reached out to Bishop Athanasius Schneider to seek his guidance on concrete actions Catholics can take during this time of turmoil within the Church. We specifically requested his advice on what the faithful could do to resist heterodoxy and address the errors (or at least obfuscations) that seem to be issuing forth from some of the highest prelates in the Church. Though his counsel is brief, it is deeply...
  • Nice Idolatry [Marriage, Christianity, and Truth]

    02/15/2015 2:37:45 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Heidelblog.net ^ | 4/6/13 | R Scott Clark
    Dave forwards to the HB a comment from a friend, who shall remain anonymous: I have a personal relationship with Christ but my Christ is not an ass and He wants everyone to do what makes them happy including gays being allowed to marry This statement is rich with false assumptions and error but will reward us for paying some attention to it because it captures the “spirit of the age” (Zeitgeist) perfectly. If we understand what this statement says and implies and why it is fundamentally and thoroughly false we may avoid being taken “captive by philosophy and empty...
  • Cincinnati Archbishop Warns Christians Against 'Destructive Message' Of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

    02/15/2015 3:55:53 AM PST · by goldstategop · 55 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/15/2015 | JPost Staff
    The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Cincinnati issued a warning to Christians about the movie Fifty Shades of Grey, ahead of its release over the weekend weekend. "The story line is presented as a romance; however, the underlying theme is that bondage, dominance, and sadomasochism are normal and pleasurable," Archbishop Dennis Marion Schnurr posted on the Archdiocese of Cincinnati's Facebook page. The movie tells the story of a sexual relationship between a wealthy businessman and a college student and includes scenes that depict whipping and bondage. "This movie is in direct contrast to the Christian message of God’s design for self-giving...
  • Alabama Judges' Stand Against Gay Marriage Crumbles

    02/13/2015 12:46:09 PM PST · by Lurking Libertarian · 97 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 13, 2015 | KIM CHANDLER
    Gays and lesbians could get licenses to marry in more than half of Alabama's counties Friday after a federal judge affirmed her ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban. More than a dozen counties reversed course Friday and began issuing the licenses to same-sex couples in the wake Thursday's strongly worded order from U.S. District Judge Callie Granade. By mid-day Friday, at least 35 of the state's 67 counties were complying.
  • BREAKING: Ala. County Must Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

    02/12/2015 2:16:21 PM PST · by Lurking Libertarian · 147 replies
    Law 360 ^ | February 12, 2015 | Jeff Overley
    An Alabama federal judge on Thursday ordered the state’s second-largest county to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, paving the way for other holdout parts of the state to fall in line. The ruling from U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade was directed at Don Davis, probate judge of Mobile County, the most populous of several dozen Alabama counties that had not complied with a same-sex marriage ruling that took effect on Monday. Granade’s decision may convince other probate judges to no longer heed an order from Alabama Chief Justice Roy S. Moore to continue refusing to issue same-sex...
  • Chris Cuomo Battles Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore in Epic 25 Minute Interview on Gay Marriage

    02/12/2015 11:58:29 AM PST · by FR_addict · 37 replies
    Youtube ^ | Feb 12,2015 | CNN debate
    This is a 25 minute long video. It's well worth listening to instead of reading the parts the liberals want you to hear. Judge Moore made many excellent points. Cuomo refused to answer his questions. "The chief justice also invoked Dred Scott v. Sandford, the 1857 Supreme Court decision that found African-Americans were not U.S. citizens, and Plessy v. Ferguson, the 1896 decision that upheld the constitutionality of segregation. The decisions are considered the worst handed down by the nation's high court, and have been superseded by constitutional amendment or subsequent decisions." Moore asked Cuomo if he would follow those...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Thinks Americans Are Ready for Gay Marriage [Link Only]

    02/12/2015 6:16:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Bloomberg [Link Only] | February 12, 2015 | Greg Stohr
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-12/ginsburg-says-u-s-ready-to-accept-ruling-approving-gay-marriage-i61z6gq2
  • Obama claims he didn't lie about 'gay marriage' Says forced to consider 'whole bunch

    02/11/2015 11:52:07 AM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    wnd ^ | 2/11/15 | Bob Unruh
    Accusations that Barack Obama routinely lies about his plans, projects and beliefs have arisen ever since his presidential campaign was launched, with WND columnist Jack Cashill once presenting a top 10 list of “Obama’s lies.” The falsehoods include his famous line that the IRS, caught targeting conservatives and Christians because of their beliefs, had “not even a smidgeon of corruption.” And there was the Obamacare promise: “If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor.” Oh yes, Obama added to the end of that one: “Period.” He also boasted of having the “rule of law” as...
  • Sermon from Ellin Jimmerson: 'Joe Arpiao should lose his job'

    02/11/2015 11:50:43 AM PST · by VaeVictis · 15 replies
    Weatherly Heights Baptist Church ^ | July 6, 2014 | Dr. Ellin Jimmerson
    This sermon is titled "What really happen in the Garden of Eden". This is from the female pastor that is conducting gay marriages in Alabama. She uses this sermon talk about the idea of shame and guilt. She states almost every racist slur that exists. Then she moves onto politics from page 4 an on. She compares the incidents at Abu-Ghraib to Joe Arpiao: "Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio forcing his male prisoners to wear pink underwear and swelter in tents. How does one recover from being treated that way? More to the point, isn't there something fundamentally wrong with Lynndie...
  • Baptist Pastor Officiates One Of Alabama's First Same-Sex Weddings

    02/11/2015 7:30:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | February 10, 2015 | Antonia Blumberg
    Ellin Jimmerson, a Baptist pastor in Huntsville, Alabama, said she was surprised when she was asked to perform one of Alabama's first same-sex wedding ceremonies after the state overturned its ban on gay marriage. Although she has been supportive of the LGBTQ community, she's best known for her immigration activism. "I cannot get my head around what happened yesterday," Jimmerson, 63, told The Huffington Post over the phone on Tuesday. "It wasn't just a local story."
  • New Research on Same-Sex Households Reveals Kids Do Best With Mom and Dad

    02/11/2015 3:20:33 AM PST · by rhema · 13 replies
    Public Discourse ^ | 2-10-15 | Mark Regnerus
    A new study published in the February 2015 issue of the British Journal of Education, Society, and Behavioural Science appears to be the largest yet on the matter of same-sex households and children’s emotional outcomes. It analyzed 512 children of same-sex parents, drawn from a pool of over 207,000 respondents who participated in the (US) National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) at some point between 1997 and 2013. Results reveal that, on eight out of twelve psychometric measures, the risk of clinical emotional problems, developmental problems, or use of mental health treatment services is nearly double among those with same-sex parents...
  • Obama Used His Daughters To Cover Up His Gay Marriage Lie [VIDEO]

    02/10/2015 12:48:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/10/15 | Alex Griswold
    A recent book by President Barack Obama’s former senior advisor David Axelrod confirms what basically everyone knew already: Obama lied about opposing gay marriage in 2008 in order to win the presidency. “Opposition to gay marriage was particularly strong in the black church, and as he ran for higher office, he grudgingly accepted the counsel of more pragmatic folks like me, and modified his position…” Axelrod writes. (RELATED: Axelrod: Obama’s Support Of Gay Marriage In 2008 Was Political ‘Bullsh*tting’) But where does that leave his claim made to ABC’s Robin Roberts during the 2012 election that he changed his mind...
  • Judge sets hearing for Thursday to resolve dispute over Mobile County marriage licenses

    02/10/2015 12:17:26 PM PST · by GIdget2004 · 27 replies
    AL.com ^ | 02/10/2015 | Brendan Kirby
    A federal judge in Mobile on Tuesday set a 1 p.m. hearing for Thursday to consider a request to order Mobile County Probate Judge Don Davis to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The marriage license office has been closed since Monday morning to all couples, gay and straight. Davis has sought "clarification" form the state Supreme Court of an administrative ordered issued Sunday by Chief Justice Roy Moore instructing probate judges not to complete with a federal court ruling striking down the state's ban on gay marriage. Attorneys for a group of plaintiffs who could not get licenses on...
  • Boehner: House will not support marriage during Supreme Court case

    02/10/2015 10:21:42 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 21 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/9/15 | Ben Johnson
    When the Supreme Court rules about whether to impose same-sex “marriage” on the entire nation, the House of Representatives will remain mum on the subject. House Speaker John Boehner confirmed that the Republican-controlled body will not weigh in on either side of the constitutional issue. “I don’t expect that we’re going to weigh in on this,” Boehner said at a press conference last Thursday. “The court will make its decision and that’s why they’re there, to be the highest court in the land.” The House's decision effectively abandons the legal field to federal institutions that support the redefinition of marriage....
  • Charles Manson’s fiancée wanted to marry him for his corpse: source

    02/09/2015 10:59:12 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 57 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 8, 2015 | Bill Sanderson
    This plot was too crazy even for Charles Manson. Manson’s engagement to a woman 53 years his junior was part of a wild scheme of hers to profit by putting his body on public display after his death, says the author of an upcoming book. Manson’s fiancée, 27-year-old Afton Elaine Burton, known as Star, sought to wed the convicted mastermind of the Sharon Tate murder and eight other slayings so that she could gain possession of his corpse, according to journalist Daniel Simone. Burton and a pal, Craig Hammond, planned to lay out Manson’s remains in a glass crypt, Simone...
  • Axelrod: Obama Misled Nation When He Opposed Gay Marriage In 2008

    02/10/2015 5:33:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Time ^ | February 10, 2015 | Zeke J Miller
    Barack Obama misled Americans for his own political benefit when he claimed in the 2008 election to oppose same sex marriage for religious reasons, his former political strategist David Axelrod writes in a new book, Believer: My Forty Years in Politics. MORE 5 Solid Party Tips from Presidential History Three Big Questions About Obama’s Military Force Request Syria Given Information About U.S.-Led Airstrikes, Assad Says NBC News 'Thousands' of Jordan Troops Sent to Iraq Border: Sources NBC News Passenger Jet Lands on Nose After Landing Gear Fails NBC News “I’m just not very good at bullshitting,” Obama told Axelrod, after...
  • Bakers Who Declined Service to Same-Sex Couple Found to Violate Anti-Discrimination Law

    02/10/2015 2:32:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 69 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 2/9/15 | Kelsey Harkness
    ...owners of an Oregon bakery who declined to make a cake for a same-sex couple’s wedding celebration were found guilty last week...will have to pay up to $150,000 for violating the Oregon Equality Act of 2007. ...Aaron said the fine would bankrupt the couple and their five children.
  • Gay Marriage Being Forced Down Throats via Alabama Newspapers

    02/09/2015 11:21:25 AM PST · by boycott · 24 replies
    AL.com ^ | 2-9-2015 | me
    The Alabama newspapers have been slamming their gay agenda down the throats Alabama readers for several weeks. As you can see, it's one story after another. The newspapers are putting those in support of same sex marriage as being on the morally correct side. It is absolutely repulsive how they're pushing this agenda. I'll add that I am shocked how frequently and hard they've been pushing it down reader's throats. It's a war of moral values.
  • Chaos reigns in Alabama as same-sex couples seek marriage licenses

    02/09/2015 8:20:49 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 56 replies
    AL.com ^ | 02/09/2015 | Amy Yurkanin
    A Sunday night order from Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore ordering probate judges not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples caused confusion at county courthouses this morning. Probate judges in several counties decided not to issue any marriage licenses at all - to same-sex or heterosexual couples. In some counties, including Butler County, Colbert County and Coosa County probate courts are taking marriage applications from all couples but not issuing licenses. In Coffee County, Jefferson County, Chilton County and Madison County, probate judges said they will issue marriage licenses to all couples, gay and straight, on Monday...
  • Is Everything We’ve Been Told About Marriage and Divorce Completely Wrong?

    02/08/2015 10:32:09 AM PST · by tbw2 · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 05/06/2014 | Billy Hallowell
    The divorce rate isn't 50% - and the divorce rate has been falling for two decades.
  • Islamic Polygamy Survival Guide: A Co-wife’s Experience

    02/07/2015 9:37:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    On Islam ^ | January 26, 2015 | Dhakiyya Gomm
    Polygamy is often seen as the end of a happy marriage, but it need not be that at all. Take it from me, I’m a happily married first wife and I’m friend with my co-wife, Masha’ Allah; in fact she’s sitting in the same room while I’m typing this. Polygamy can work if the husband and both or all wives go about it in the right way. I have heard many horror stories about polygamy gone very wrong, and in all those cases, at least one person in the marriage was not following the Qur’an and Sunnah, usually the husband....
  • Why Women Are Rejecting “Perfect” Men

    02/07/2015 8:01:13 PM PST · by ransomnote · 146 replies
    ironshrink.com ^ | September 18, 2014 | Shawn T Smith, Psy D
    A few weeks ago, psychologist Randi Gunther discussed the fact that women still initiate the majority of divorces, even after men dutifully followed women into the new millennium. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. We men learned how to change diapers and cook risotto. We learned to watch for barely perceptible nods of approval before opening doors for women. We even learned to manscape, for goodness sake. Women were supposed to be happy with the new variety of men. Yet they are divorcing us just like they divorced our insensitive forefathers. Professor Gad Saad reported that American woman initiate...
  • Men want cleverer, more successful and TALLER wives inspired by George's marriage [truncated]

    02/06/2015 6:27:53 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 6, 2015 | Daniel Bates
    The majority of men want to settle down with a woman who is cleverer than them after being inspired by George Clooney, a study has found. Modern men want to follow the example of the actor, 53, who married his wife Amal, 37, a world renowned human rights lawyer, last September. The research said that 87 per cent of males would be happy with a woman who is more intellectual than them and earns more money.
  • Lance Bass Attends Mass Gay Wedding [Sponsored by city's convention center]

    02/05/2015 5:53:34 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 2/5/15
    Former 'N Sync member Lance Bass will serve as an ambassador at a mass wedding ceremony for 100 LGBT and straight couples in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday. The event was originally slated to take place on the beach, but incelement weather Thursday forced the happy couples to an indoor venue. The sunrise ceremony is hosted by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and is dubbed "Love is Love."
  • Dear Justice Kennedy: An Open Letter from the Child of a Loving Gay Parent

    02/02/2015 2:26:10 PM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    Public Discourse ^ | February 2, 2015 | Katy Faust
    Dear Justice Kennedy,June is nigh, and with it will come your ruling on the most contentious political issue of our time: marriage.I write because I am one of many children with gay parents who believe we should protect marriage. I believe you were right when, during the Proposition 8 deliberations, you said “the voice of those children [of same-sex parents] is important.” I’d like to explain why I think redefining marriage would actually serve to strip these children of their most fundamental rights.It’s very difficult to speak about this subject, because I love my mom. Most of us children...
  • Nashville Evangelical Church Comes Out for Marriage Equality

    02/02/2015 6:31:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 54 replies
    Time ^ | January 29, 2015 | Elizabeth Dias
    "Could you be a church in Selma and not march, just handle your own community?" says pastor Stan Mitchell of GracePointe Church. "I don’t think I can do that." Three Sundays ago in Franklin, Tenn., twenty minutes south of Nashville and in the heart of the country’s contemporary Christian music industry, pastor Stan Mitchell of GracePointe Church preached what was perhaps the most important sermon of his life. You can watch it above–start around 44:40 if you are short on time.
  • U.S. Constitution Exceptions Clause, and Gay Marriage

    02/01/2015 10:24:37 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/01/15 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    States can simply nullify unconstitutional laws and rulings, for how can they be forced to follow these federal laws and rulings if they are illegal from a constitutional point of view, in the first place? An email I received recently asked about the Exceptions clause in Article III of the United States Constitution. Here is my reply: Dear XXXXXX, First, we must establish a proper premise. Part of the problem with dealing with folks that either oppose the Constitution, or have fallen for the “case law” interpretation, is that they don’t understand the argument because they are operating from a...
  • Richard Sherman, Be There For Your Son: Marry His Mom

    01/31/2015 6:27:01 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 49 replies
    TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 1-31-15 | Trevor Thomas
    I don’t like the two weeks between the end of the NFL conference championship games and the Super Bowl. Two weeks is far too long for today’s sports media to keep my attention while talking about only two teams. In this case, it’s two teams about which I couldn’t care less. If only they both could lose. Given this much time to cover one sporting event, the media coverage frequently devolves into witless trivial minutia about things like who can make the best crude joke while talking about deflated footballs, or what line will Marshawn Lynch next use when he...
  • State Legislators Renew Battle Against Same-sex Marriage Decrees

    01/30/2015 12:08:11 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | January 30, 2015 | Jack Kenny
    In what has been described as a new front in the battle over same-sex marriage, legislators in several states under judicial orders to confer marital status on same-sex couples have introduced bills to forbid state or local officials from issuing marriage licenses to couples of the same gender. The bills would also strip the salaries of employees who issued the licenses, the New York Times reported Thursday.The bills have been introduced in the legislatures of Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas, with South Carolina also considering a bill that would allow officials to opt out of issuing such licenses if it...
  • Confraternity of Catholic Clergy Statement: "No...one can change Catholic teaching on Marriage."

    01/29/2015 11:45:32 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 2 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 19 Jan 2015 | Confraternity of Catholic Clergy
    Marriage was instituted by God, not invented by man (cf. Catechism of the Catholic Church, n.1603). The Creator has built it into human nature, even into the human body, in its two complementary forms, male and female. ‘Male and female He created them’ (Gen.1: 27): man for woman, and woman for man, united in marriage as ‘one flesh’ for the procreation of new life: ‘Be fruitful and multiply’ (Gen. 1: 28). God has given marriage its essential characteristics and proper laws: unity (one man married to one woman); indissolubility (nothing but death can end a marriage); and openness to procreation...
  • Woman Turns 40, Marries Herself

    01/29/2015 12:38:35 PM PST · by McBuff · 80 replies
    Newser ^ | 1/29/15 | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    (NEWSER) – Houston native Yasmin Eleby vowed that she'd marry herself if she hadn't found true love by 40. And for her 40th birthday, that's exactly what she did. The well-traveled businesswoman who works overseas in the oil industry organized an elaborate wedding, reports the Houston Chronicle, which included 10 bridesmaids and was officiated by her minister sister. (It was a spiritual service, as it is not legal to marry oneself.) Eleby's mother walked her down the aisle, and Eleby sang R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly," which includes the line, "Now I know the meaning of true love."...
  • Pope Trannie Is Satan's Tool

    01/27/2015 1:34:47 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 89 replies
    Mundabor's Blog ^ | 270115 | Mundabor
    There is a reason why I keep calling the Bishop of Rome TMAHICH, The Most Astonishing Hypocrite In Church History. The reason is that the double-tongued falseness of this man simply defies imagination. We see evidence of this all the time. “Rabbitgate” is just a few days old, and it now turns out Francis has reached a new depth in his constant encouragement and promotion of sexual perversion. The events unfolded as follows: 1) A Trannie writes to the Pope and complains about his “discrimination” because hey, his fellow Catholics and (the horror!) his own priest just do not want...
  • Cardinal Baldisseri furthers post-Synod confusion

    01/27/2015 9:31:41 AM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    ROME, 25 January 2015: Comments made by Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri have further undermined Church teaching on the indissolubility of marriage says Voice of the Family, an international coalition of pro-family groups. An international conference, organised by the Pontifical Council for the Family from 22-24 January, was addressed by Cardinal Baldisseri, organiser of the upcoming Synod on the Family. The expressed purpose of the conference was to provide opportunity for around 80 lay groups to assist the PCF provide input into the synod to be held in October 2015. Baldisseri defended the right of Walter Cardinal Kasper to assert that divorced...
  • Sorry, social conservatives: A Supreme Court defense of gay marriage won't be the next Roe v. Wade

    01/26/2015 7:28:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    The Week ^ | January 26, 2015 | Damon Linker
    The timing couldn’t have been more perfect. Every year in the week surrounding the Jan. 22 anniversary of Roe v. Wade, abortion foes organize marches and rallies to proclaim their opposition to the decision, which in 1973 declared the procedure a constitutional right. The Supreme Court guaranteed that the rhetoric surrounding the anniversary would be especially heated this year when on the Friday of the previous week it granted cert in four cases that could produce a majority opinion declaring a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. Right on cue, social conservatives responded by linking any such declaration to Roe and...
  • Pope Francis: Faith a Criterion in Investigating a Marriages Validity

    01/24/2015 9:42:05 PM PST · by AncientAirs · 10 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 25 Jan 2015 | ANDREA GAGLIARDUCCI/CNA/EWTN NEWS
    In investigating the validity of a marriage, ecclesial judges should consider whether the decision to marry was made in the context of values and faith ... Francis stressed “the crisis of values in society” is not a recent phenomenon, quoting Blessed Paul VI’s 1974 address opening the Rota’s judicial year, modern man “at times, wounded by a systematic relativism that bends to the easiest choices of circumstance, of demagogy, of fashion, of passion, of hedonism, of selfishness, so that externally he attempts to dispute the mastery of the law, and internally, almost without realizing, substitutes the empire of moral conscience...
  • POLITE FASCISM IN NEW JERSEY (LOGIC OF A STATE “LICENSE” TO HAVE KIDS)

    01/23/2015 7:06:04 AM PST · by NYer · 29 replies
    First Things ^ | January 22, 2015 | Matthew J. Franck
    In the pages of the Times of Trenton on January 20, a psychologist named Ronald J. Coughlin published an op-ed titled “Fundamental Changes Would Better American Society.” Mr. Coughlin is worried about a lot of the right things: alcohol abuse, the divorce rate, childbearing out of wedlock (particularly among teens). But what ideas he has for “fundamental changes”! The idea, for instance, that because science tells us about the maturing brain we ought to raise the drinking age to twenty-five is going to go over big, with an electorate that can vote at eighteen. (Mr. Coughlin may want to...
  • FreeperEd: Will the Supreme Court Deal With Reality When It Makes Its Marriage Ruling?

    01/21/2015 1:33:49 PM PST · by xzins · 39 replies
    FreeperEd ^ | 21 Jan 15 | Xzins
    Will the Supreme Court Deal With Reality When It Makes Its Marriage Ruling? Let's be blunt. When a penis is inserted in a vagina there is a good chance that a new human being will result. When a penis is inserted in an anus, there is a passable chance of disease or defect being the result. This is reality and there is no escaping it. Only a real male and a real female can make babies. Put the two sexes together, and there's a good chance of babies showing up. To deal with reality, cultures through all of recorded history...