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  • Pope Francis Tells Couples To Wait Until Marriage To Have Sex

    05/28/2015 7:33:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 43 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    In his weekly audience Wednesday, Pope Francis gave dating couples some radically countercultural advice, encouraging them to hold off on sex until they are properly married. While the Pope’s words merely reiterated traditional Christian teaching on sex, they clash with a reigning mentality that advocates any and all sexual activity, provided it is consensual.
  • Same-sex “Marriage” and the Persecution of Christians in Canada

    05/28/2015 3:55:34 AM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 28, 2015 | EA Z. SINGH
    Canada legalized same-sex “marriage” in 2005, the fourth country in the world to do so. During the rushed public debate that preceded legalization, the Christian and traditional understanding of marriage as the union of a man and a woman had strong support. Polls showed a deep split among Canadians, and the majority (52 percent) were actually against legalization at the time that it occurred.Opponents of same-sex “marriage” were given all kinds of assurances. The preamble to the Civil Marriage Act states that “everyone has the freedom of conscience and religion,” “nothing in this Act affects the guarantee of freedom...
  • You Better Listen to What Marco Rubio Is Saying About the Assault on Christianity

    05/27/2015 2:52:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is the Christian Broadcasting Network, CBN, chief political correspondent David Brody interviewing Marco Rubio late yesterday. Question: "Does your deep faith drive public policy decisions on social issues like traditional marriage." RUBIO: We are at the water's edge of the argument that mainstream Christian teaching is hate speech, because today we've reached the point in our society where if you do not support same-sex marriage you are labeled a homophobe and a hater. So what's the next step after that? after they're done going after individuals, the next step is to argue that the teachings of mainstream Christianity,...
  • Kenyan lawyer makes a fabulous offer for Malia Obama's hand in marriage

    05/27/2015 7:12:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/27/2015 | Rick Moran
    President Obama's 16 year old daughter Malia is one lucky teenager. A lawyer in Kenya is offering to marry her "not for money, but for love." And to sweeten the pot, he will offer President Obama 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats for her. So far, the White House has had no comment as President Obama no doubt weighs the pros and cons of the offer.  Sky News reports that Felix Kiprono told Kenya daily The Nairobian that he "got interested" in Malia in 2008. President Obama was then running for office for the first time and Malia was 10. Mr...
  • National Review Endorses Sodomite "Marriage"

    05/26/2015 9:40:21 PM PDT · by WTFOVR · 105 replies
    The Stream ^ | May 21, 2015 | The Editors
    Standing Athwart the March of History, Yelling, “Stop! Wait for Me!” With its managing editor endorsing same-sex marriage, will National Review join the ranks of the Church's persecutors? ... For many of us, National Review is indispensable daily reading. It hosts many of conservatism’s most gifted writers. Indeed, The Stream is proud to publish columns by such NR stalwarts as Jonah Goldberg, Rich Lowry and Kathryn Lopez. This is why the publication of a long essay defending same-sex marriage by National Review’s managing editor Jason Lee Steorts is so distressing. Steorts defends both same-sex “marriage” and, by implication, sexual relations...
  • Vatican cardinal calls Irish gay vote ‘defeat for humanity’

    05/26/2015 4:28:21 PM PDT · by 9thLife · 42 replies
    FiTi via Drudge ^ | May 26, 2015 8:55 pm | James Politi in Rome
    The Irish vote to allow gay marriage marked a “defeat for humanity”, said Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican secretary of state and the Pope’s top lieutenant. The comments mark the highest-level reaction from the Catholic church to last weekend’s groundbreaking referendum. Cardinal Parolin was reflecting the unease and dismay the Irish result had triggered within the upper reaches of the Vatican, which opposes same-sex marriage and campaigned against its approval in Ireland. “I am very sad because of this result — the Church needs to strengthen its efforts to spread its message,” Cardinal Parolin said in Rome on Tuesday. “I...
  • Clintons appear together at Memorial Day parade

    05/26/2015 2:31:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 25, 2015 | By Jesse Byrnes
    Bill and Hillary Clinton appeared together at a Memorial Day parade in their adoptive hometown on Monday, their first joint appearance since the unveiling of her 2016 Democratic presidential campaign more than six weeks ago. The Clintons snapped photos with attendees and marched behind veterans at the parade in Chappaqua, N.Y., but avoided talk about the former secretary of State's White House bid. "This is a way of demonstrating that they are not forgotten, and we are going to continue to do everything that we can to make sure that we honor their sacrifice and commitment," Hillary Clinton told a...
  • The long, legal road to marital anarchy

    05/25/2015 6:54:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 24, 2015 | Robert Knight
    As the calendar slips toward the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, there’s a storm cloud hanging over America that will release its thunder in late June. That’s when the U.S. Supreme Court is widely expected to declare a constitutional right to same-sex “marriage.” We are at a moral precipice. America’s Founders could scarcely have imagined a handful of people in black robes becoming so powerful and arrogant that they could defy natural law with the stroke of a pen. The question is: Will they do it? The drive to radically redefine marriage didn’t happen overnight. It’s the rotten fruit...
  • ‘Couldn’t agree more!’ Obama connects with five-year-old gay marriage advocate on Twitter (CREEPY!)

    05/25/2015 5:01:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/25/15 | Imogen Calderwood
    Barack Obama has been putting his new Twitter account to good use, using it to support a little girl’s ideas on gay marriage. Five-year-old Yasmeen Faruqui wrote a letter to the President with a list of insightful requests, and was amazed when she received a reply. ‘Please stop war for our world, instead have a meeting’, Yasmeen said in the handwritten note. ‘Please give a speech to tell everyone they can marry who they want.’
  • Gay marriage will split the Catholic Church

    05/24/2015 11:05:02 AM PDT · by NRx · 70 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 05-23-2015 | Damian Thompson
    Ireland, for so long the most overtly Catholic state in Western Europe, has voted for gay marriage by a stupendous margin – 62 per cent. Never before has a country legalised the practice by popular vote. It would be naive to ask: how could this happen? Hatred of the Church is one of the central features of modern Ireland, thanks not only to the paedophile scandals but also to the joyless quasi-Jansenist character of the Irish Church, which was handed complete control of education in the Free State after partition in 1922. (Many of its priests were outstandingly holy and...
  • IRELAND’S ROAD TO SERFDOM

    05/24/2015 10:42:41 AM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 23, 2015 | by BENJAMIN HARRIS-QUINNEY
    Two supposedly landmark political events have occurred on the island of Ireland this week.Both were greeted with an element of surprise and excitement and were hailed as great victories for the “progressive movement”, both were inevitable.The referendum in which Ireland supported Same Sex Marriage and a departure with Catholicism was not today, it was in 2009, when Irish people voted to ratify the Lisbon Treaty. They had to vote for a second time of course, their first answer being wrong, but that was the last scism of the defence of their religion and nationhood.The decision on both the Asher’s Bakery...
  • The Tolerant Jeweler Who Harbored an Impure Opinion of Same-Sex Marriage

    05/24/2015 5:21:29 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/22/2015 | Charels C.W. Cooke
    In the American Conservative yesterday, Rod Dreher related the following story: So, a Canadian Christian jeweler custom-made a pair of engagement rings for a lesbian couple, Nicole White and Pam Renouf, at their request. Later, when they found out that the jeweler personally opposes same-sex marriage, they went to pieces and demanded their money back. The couple now believes the rings they ordered will have been tainted by having been fashioned by jeweler Esau Jardon’s hands, given what impure thoughts he holds in his mind. One could be forgiven for wondering how we are all supposed to keep up. Last...
  • Ireland Goes Gay

    05/24/2015 4:20:11 AM PDT · by NYer · 61 replies
    Aleteia ^ | May 23, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    A fellow named Danny Smith posted a street scene of Dublin on Twitter late afternoon on Saturday. In the background was a glimpse of that celestial phenomenon that appears after a storm, at the other end of which, it is said, there's a pot of gold.  "There's a big gay rainbow over Dublin," Smith tweeted. "If that's not Jesus giving the Yes vote I don't know what is." Danny Boy can be forgiven for his hyperbole. Though his Twitter page identifies him as being a resident of Manchester, England, he's joining in the enthusiasm being demonstrated in streets, squares...
  • Both sides say Ireland has voted to legalize gay marriage

    05/23/2015 3:53:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    AP ^ | May 23, 2015 | Shawn Pogatchink
    Leaders on both sides of Ireland's gay marriage campaign say advocates of legalization have won a resounding victory with the ballot count still underway. Senior figures from the "no" campaign, who sought to prevent Ireland's constitution from being amended to permit gay marriage, say the only question Saturday is how large the "yes" side's margin of victory will be from Friday's vote.
  • Millions of American Dollars Fund Pro-Gay Side of Irish Referendum on Same-Sex Marriage

    05/21/2015 2:14:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Aleteia ^ | May 21, 2015 | MICHAEL COOK
    As Friday’s referendum on same-sex marriage in Ireland approaches, attention has turned to the funding behind the Yes campaign. A petition has been launched which says that “this push for same-sex marriage in Ireland has not at all been a ‘home-grown’ phenomenon, but, rather, a carefully-orchestrated and massively well-funded assault on the natural family, coming from private American funding”. In most countries funding local politics with overseas money would be as popular with voters as barbecuing puppydogs at a school fair. But not, apparently, in Ireland. A charity founded by Irish-American businessman Chuck Feeney, Atlantic Philanthropies, cheerfully acknowledges that it has poured about...
  • Adopted 'Father' and 'Son' to Marry

    05/21/2015 9:57:08 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 30 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 20 May 2015 | not given
    Adopted 'Father' and 'Son' to Marry Pennsylvania couple Bill Novak and Norman MacArthur are legally adopted father and son, but soon they will marry. The couple of more than 50 years registered as domestic partners in 1994, but were told after moving from New York City to Pennsylvania that “hell would freeze over before Pennsylvania approves same sex marriage.” Since they needed to do estate planning, a lawyer advised them that the only way to become legally related was through adoption. This year, however, a federal district court declared the state’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, so the couple petitioned to...
  • Judaism's Sexual Revolution: Why Judaism (and then Christianity) Rejected Homosexuality

    05/21/2015 6:18:24 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 39 replies
    orthodoxytoday.org ^ | Dennis Prager
    When Judaism demanded that all sexual activity be channeled into marriage, it changed the world. The Torah's prohibition of non-marital sex quite simply made the creation of Western civilization possible. Societies that did not place boundaries around sexuality were stymied in their development. The subsequent dominance of the Western world can largely be attributed to the sexual revolution initiated by Judaism and later carried forward by Christianity. This revolution consisted of forcing the sexual genie into the marital bottle. It ensured that sex no longer dominated society, heightened male-female love and sexuality (and thereby almost alone created the possibility of...
  • Can Scott Walker Convert the Christian Right?

    05/21/2015 2:23:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 107 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 20, 2015 | Betsy Woodruff
    A few steps from the Capitol building on Tuesday afternoon, behind closed doors in Republicans’ upscale Capitol Hill Club, Scott Walker had a high-stakes sit-down. The Wisconsin governor—who’s indicated that he will launch a presidential bid after he signs the Badger State’s biennial budget—was there to woo top social conservative and evangelical leaders, a task that might seem easy at first glance. Walker’s dad is a pastor, he quotes a Christian devotional on the stump, and he signed legislation defunding Planned Parenthood in the state he governs. Christian conservatives should be worshipping the ground he walks on, right? Not so...
  • Groundbreaking Study on Shifting Attitudes Toward Gays Used Faked Data

    05/20/2015 11:13:37 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Slate ^ | May 20, 2015 | Mark Joseph Stern
    In December, I wrote a post about a groundbreaking new study published in Science,which had profound implications for the gay rights movement. The study’s researchers claimed that a mere 20-minute conversation about the importance of marriage equality could convince same-sex marriage opponents to support gay rights. People who spoke with straight canvassers demonstrated a slight boost in tolerance;those who spoke with gay canvassers demonstrated—and retained—an even more significant boost in support for gay rights.Does that sound too good to be true? It was. The study was co-authored by Donald Green, a professor of political science at Columbia University,and Michael J....
  • I Don't Need No Daddy

    05/18/2015 6:30:41 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 62 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 5-18-2015 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    It's been a troubling semester, but not because many of my students passively and/or actively resist the knowledge that I try to pass on to them.  It's been frustrating not merely because government regulations and mandates have made me into a secretary filling out a myriad of online forms.  It's been disheartening not only because leftist propaganda surrounds me and I am but one small voice in the academic desert trying to teach true American core values. No, it's been a sad and sometimes heartbreaking semester because many college students' assorted troubles are related to the fact that they are...
  • Submissive wives lift the lid on their unique marriages - and reveal why they believe female [tr]

    05/15/2015 7:48:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 15, 2015 | Erica Tempesta
    Three women who believe the key to a successful marriage is always being subservient to their husbands' needs are dolling out relationship advice as the stars of a new television special exploring the world of submissive wives. The hour-long TLC special Submissive Wives’ Guide to Marriage, which airs on Sunday, chronicles the lives of three couples - two who are already in successful submissive marriages and one hoping adapting to the lifestyle will save their shaky relationship as they sleep in separate rooms. These woman step aside and allow their husbands to be the leaders of their households because they...
  • Marriage Redefined Legally

    05/15/2015 5:47:37 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 24 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 14, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    At the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., William Duncan, the executive director of Marriage and Family Law Research Grant at BYU, tracked marriage language over the past fifty years in several U.S. Supreme Court cases, from Griswold v. Connecticut in 1965 to the current case facing the court over same-sex marriage. Marriage was relatively uniform and widely accepted as a union between a man and woman whose goals were united. But, the Griswold decision was a “key shift” and “a tentative move away from the past” as the court’s language changed from marriage’s goal from being one of security...
  • Polyamory Isn’t Good for Children: My Story

    05/14/2015 2:50:13 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    The Public Discourse ^ | May 13, 2015 | James Lopez
    Snip My StoryI grew up in a household living with not only my mother and father, but also my half-brother and his mother. My father had two kids: one with my mom (me) and one with another woman (my half-brother, who was three months older than I). When my mother was not there, I would see my father and my half-brother’s mother kiss and cuddle. When my half-brother’s mom wasn’t there, I would see my mother and my father kiss and cuddle. Although I was very young, these images still remain with me.My mother and the mother of my half-brother...
  • Conservatives say marriage has always been between a man and a woman. They’re wrong.

    05/13/2015 10:48:49 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 69 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 13, 2015 | Trevor Burrus
    Trevor Burrus is a research fellow at the Cato Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies. ... Marriage is a constantly changing social institution that adapts to social and economic conditions. And when those conditions change, marriage changes. Our modern view of marriage — one that has generally predominated in Western societies over the past 200 years — is the outlier. Historically, marriage has been about finding good in-laws and securing economic advantage. And marrying for love is a thoroughly modern invention ...
  • In The Eyes of God

    05/12/2015 7:05:53 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 11 replies
    Self | 5/12/15 | Me
    As a patriot who loves America and its foremost premise of individual liberty, I fully support people’s choice to be gay, bisexual, or whatever lifestyle they choose. Whether I agree or not is of no consequence for personal choice is the universal charter of freedom; judgment is not my cross to bear. Yet, despite this indelible truth, our call to embody compassion and forgiveness, Christians are routinely demonized in this progressive centrifuge of political correctness that demands “acceptance” over “tolerance” and “conformity” over “consequence”. Our right to oppose homosexuality and gay marriage is not the result of blind malice -...
  • 'Grace And Frankie' Looks At Life Unexpectedly Alone [TV: More Homosexuality & Broken Marriages]

    05/12/2015 7:47:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    npr.org ^ | 5/8/15 | Linda Holmes
    The opening credits of the new Netflix comedy (maybe comedy-drama) Grace And Frankie lay out the show's high concept using the song "Stuck In The Middle With You" and a set of wedding cake toppers. You see two couples, then two couples with kids, then the husbands kissing, then the abandoned women falling through the broken cake. ....two women with a tense acquaintanceship who find out that their husbands — played by Sam Waterston and Martin Sheen! — have been in love with each other for decades and want to take advantage of the age of same-sex marriage by getting...
  • Making Differences Disappear: The Evolution of Science on Same-Sex Households

    05/12/2015 4:28:53 AM PDT · by rhema · 19 replies
    Public Discourse ^ | 5/12/15 | Mark Regnerus
    Social science was never going to save marriage’s male-female infrastructure. What it can do—if the narrative the data reveals isn’t manipulated—is reveal what is really going on.Now that the Supreme Court’s oral arguments are behind us, and the justices have already privately cast their votes about the future (and the history) of marriage, perhaps it’s possible that the social science of marriage, sexuality, and child outcomes can catch its breath. Better yet, perhaps it can operate without the pressure-cooker of politically acceptable narratives. But after three years, and two separate inquisitions by my own university, I’ve come to conclude that...
  • Polygamy a go for UK’s Green Party

    05/10/2015 8:49:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    One News Now ^ | May 9, 2015 | Michael F. Haverluck
    The radical pro-homosexual activist leader of the United Kingdom’s Green Party announced that she is “open” to legalizing “marriages” between three or more people on the island nation.A staunch supporter of LGBT rights, Australian-born Natalie Bennett made her position on the issue of polygamist marriage loud and clear when answering a question asked by the pro-homosexual Pink News. "As someone living with his two boyfriends in a stable long-term relationship, I would like to know what your stance is on polyamory rights,” a Pink News reader inquired of Bennett. “Is there room for Green support on group civil partnerships or...
  • Being gay is not “a behavior”: Just how offensive can these anti-LGBT billboards get? [Proverbs 30]

    05/08/2015 3:08:12 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 78 replies
    Salon ^ | 5/8/2015 | Mary Elizabeth Williams
    These must be very troubling and frustrating times for you, homophobes. A majority of Americans now support marriage equality, and face it, if it’s not fully recognized where you live yet, it will be and soon. A majority of us also support gay political candidates, and we seem to be able to watch gay people on television and movies and listen to them as we drive around in post breakup sadness without the fabric of society crumbling — probably because if you look across the population, it’s composed entirely of people who either are LGBT or who know someone who...
  • Congress Should Preempt Marriage Issue

    05/08/2015 11:35:26 AM PDT · by kathsua · 10 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | May 8th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    Members of Congress take the same oath and thus collectively have the same authority to interpret the Constitution. All Congress needs to do to express an opinion on the Constitution is for each house to vote to adopt a joint resolution on the subject. Republicans should seriously consider passing a resolution stating that the judicial branch has no authority to tell the states how they can define marriage.
  • Report: Only 16% of Baltimore Teens Raised With Married Parents

    05/07/2015 7:24:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 7, 2015 | Lauretta Brown
    A new report released by the Family Research Council’s Marriage and Religion Research Institute (MARRI) says that only 16 percent of 15- to 17-year-old teens in Baltimore have been raised in an intact, married family. The report, released Wednesday and compiled in light of the recent Baltimore riots, cites Census Bureau statistics showing that, in terms of family units, Baltimore is “one of the five least intact counties of America,” along with Cuyahoga, Ohio; the Bronx, N.Y.; the District of Columbia; and Shelby County, Tenn. The report cites studies indicating that children who grow up in intact, married families are...
  • Why men won't get married anymore: Women complain chaps today won't settle down.

    05/07/2015 5:36:44 AM PDT · by BJ1 · 164 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/19/2015 | Peter Lloyd
    For an army of women, Mr Right is simply not there, no matter how hard they look for him. And the reason? When it comes to marriage, men are on strike. Why? Because the rewards are far less than they used to be, while the cost and dangers it presents are far greater. ‘Ultimately, men know there’s a good chance they’ll lose their friends, their respect, their space, their sex life, their money and — if it all goes wrong — their family,’ says Dr Helen Smith, author of Why Men Are Boycotting Marriage, Fatherhood And The American Dream. ‘They...
  • Why men won't marry you

    05/06/2015 8:24:21 PM PDT · by fkabuckeyesrule · 379 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 1, 2015 | Suzanne Venker
    That’s a question Peter Lloyd tackles in a series in London’s Daily Mail about Britain’s marriage rate, which is at its lowest level since 1895. “The state of matrimony is not just ailing. It is dying out faster than a mobile phone battery,” Lloyd writes. “For an army of women, Mr. Right is simply not there, no matter how hard they look for him.”
  • Is having a loving family an unfair advantage? (true lunacy from the left)

    05/05/2015 3:37:16 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 60 replies
    ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) ^ | 1st May 2015 | Joe Gelonesi
    So many disputes in our liberal democratic society hinge on the tension between inequality and fairness: between groups, between sexes, between individuals, and increasingly between families. The power of the family to tilt equality hasn’t gone unnoticed, and academics and public commentators have been blowing the whistle for some time. Now, philosophers Adam Swift and Harry Brighouse have felt compelled to conduct a cool reassessment. Swift in particular has been conflicted for some time over the curious situation that arises when a parent wants to do the best for her child but in the process makes the playing field for...
  • Lindsey Graham: If Court Rules Marriage Bans Unconstitutional It Will Be Time To “Move [tr]

    05/05/2015 9:01:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | May 4, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski and Molly Ward
    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who is expected to announce a presidential bid, says if the Supreme Court rules same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional, then it will be time for Republicans to move on. Graham told Boston Herald radio on Monday that society is changing and a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and woman is no longer possible. “Well, can you be for traditional marriage? Yes. Am I for traditional marriage? Yes, I believe marriage has stood the test of time between a man and a woman, ordained by God, and that’s — most societies have been organized...
  • The United States Is Not a Democracy

    05/05/2015 1:01:56 AM PDT · by kathsua · 14 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | May 4th, 201 | reasonmclucus
    “Power is the great evil with which we are contending. We have divided power between three branches of government and erected checks and balances to prevent abuse of power. However, where is the check on the power of the judiciary? If we fail to check the power of the judiciary, I predict that we will eventually live under judicial tyranny.” — Patrick Henry Americans are now living under judicial tyranny as one of our greatest patriots Patrick Henry predicted. For those who have forgotten Henry, he is the man who said “give me liberty or give me death.”
  • The Family in God’s Plan (William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore)

    05/03/2015 9:42:01 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    WAU.org ^ | May 2015 | William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore
    The Family in God’s Plan The Commandment to Honor One’s Father and Mother Reflects the Family’s Role in Church and Society By: Most Reverend William E. Lori, Archbishop of BaltimoreArticle Tools The fourth commandment instructs us to “Honor your father and your mother.” How many times as youngsters did we confess that we had disobeyed our parents in ways great and small? Yet we can understand this commandment more fully by considering how it encompasses God’s entire plan for marriage and family life.The fourth commandment instructs us to “Honor your father and your mother.” How many times as youngsters...
  • High court on verge of destroying the family

    05/04/2015 4:30:50 PM PDT · by 9thLife · 32 replies
    WND ^ | 5/3/15 | Dr. James Dobson
    (Editor’s note: Dr. Dobson has prepared this letter for the constituents of his ministry, Family Talk. It is being shared here before being widely disseminated.) Dear Friends, May I urge you to read this letter carefully? It has been written with a fervent prayer that you will recognize the urgency it conveys. It deals with a decision that is about to be announced by the U.S. Supreme Court, dealing with the definition of marriage. In late June or early July, the justices will reveal their decision to either affirm the definition of marriage as being exclusively between one man and...
  • Supreme Court grandstands on marriage by embracing cognitive dissonance

    05/04/2015 12:37:29 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5-4-15 | Steve Deace
    Two years ago, a majority of U.S. Supreme Court justices ruled it was a terrible thing for the federal government to dictate the definition of marriage to all 50 states. Despite the fact it was done lawfully via a bill passed through both houses of Congress, and signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1996. Two years later, the same five justices who made up that majority are poised to reverse themselves, and say it's perfectly fine for the federal government to dictate the definition of marriage to all 50 states. Provided it's done so unlawfully by judicial fiat...
  • WRIT OF CERTIORARI MOTION FOR RECUSAL OF JUSTICES RUTH BADER GINSBURG AND ELENA KAGAN

    05/03/2015 7:07:16 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 23 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | May 1, 2015 | Steven F. Hotze, M.D
    Two Supreme Court Judges Should Recuse themselves from Same Sex Marriage Debate NOS. 14-556, 14-562, 14-571, 14-574 (CONSOLIDATED) IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES JAMES OBERGEFELL, ET AL., Petitioners, v. RICHARD HODGES, DIRECTOR, OHIO DEP'T OF HEALTH, ET AL., Respondents. ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT MOTION OF STEVEN F. HOTZE, M.D. FOR RECUSAL OF JUSTICES RUTH BADER GINSBURG AND ELENA KAGAN
  • FALL OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION' AT HAND

    05/03/2015 6:36:44 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 60 replies
    World News Daily ^ | May 3, 2015 | BOB UNRUH
    Dr. James Dobson, who founded the highly influential groups Focus on the Family and Family Research Council and now runs Family Talk Radio, is warning that if the U.S. Supreme Court redefines marriage as analysts predict, the ruling will presage the “fall of Western civilization.” “I do not recall a time when the institutions of marriage and the family have faced such peril, or when the forces arrayed against them were more formidable or determined,” he writes in a letter distributed to his hundreds of thousands of supporters. “Barring a miracle, the family that has existed since antiquity will likely...
  • A Prayer for Marriage

    05/03/2015 11:42:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 3, 2015 | Matt Barber
    Abba, Father. Come now, Holy Spirit, and speak through Your humble servant. Let this prayer be Your prayer – truth in love, salt and light. And war. Lord Jesus, ours is a nation in rebellion. Evil is good and good evil. We are as drunkards, teetering at cliff’s edge – haughty, prideful, defiant and soft. We plead Your return, but tarry as told. We lament, like Lot, that a once great nation has been given over to a reprobate mind. Sodom crumbles about as we gaze palmward, distracted and glassy-eyed, at shimmering digital confections. They pound at our temple doors,...
  • Bait And Switch: How Same Sex Marriage Ends Family Autonomy

    05/02/2015 1:29:26 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 6 replies
    THE FEDERALIST ^ | 09 APRIL 2015 | STELLA MORABITO
    Abolishing all civil marriage is the primary goal of the elites who have been pushing same sex marriage. The scheme called “marriage equality” is not an end in itself, and never really has been. The LGBT agenda has spawned too many other disparate agendas hostile to the existence of marriage, making marriage “unsustainable,” if you will. By now we should be able to hear the growing drumbeat to abolish civil marriage, as well as to legalize polygamy and all manner of reproductive technologies.
  • Gay Marriage Backers to Finance Anti-Discrimination Efforts

    05/01/2015 6:45:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 30, 2015 | Maggie Haberman
    With gay marriage being debated by the United States Supreme Court, some of the major backers of efforts to legalize it around the country are casting their attention to the next fight: anti-discrimination bills in a variety of states. The new effort, Freedom for All Americans — a $5 million-a-year campaign over the next five years — is predicated on the fights around gay marriage, which played out state by state until reaching the Supreme Court in a fight that, advocates hope, will legalize same-sex marriage nationally.
  • Until The Court Do Us Part?

    04/30/2015 3:34:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 30, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    In 2-1/2 hours of oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday, Justice Anthony Kennedy asked the right question: whether it is appropriate for the Court to discard a definition of marriage that "has been with us for millennia," adding, "it's very difficult for the court to say, 'Oh, well, we know better.' " Kennedy, who is regarded as the swing vote on this and many other controversial issues, may not answer his own question the way proponents of traditional marriage wish, but the question is not rhetorical. Should this court, or any court, re-define and force the states to...
  • A&E GREENLIGHTS WIFE-SWAPPING SHOW–AND YES, THE SWITCHED COUPLES WILL SLEEP TOGETHER

    04/30/2015 9:31:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 29, 2015 | Austin Ruse
    A&E’s fyi channel has just announced something called “Seven Year Switch,” the premise of which is that couples get bored, sexually and otherwise, seven years into their marriage and need a change. Married couples will swap husbands and wives for a two-week period and do everything married couples do, including presumably having sex, since they will be “sleeping” together, according to the show’s announcement.
  • Sotomayor: We’re not taking away your liberty, because we won’t force you to marry a gay person

    04/30/2015 8:55:52 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 113 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/29/15 | Ben Johnson
    One moment in the Supreme Court's oral arguments over same-sex “marriage” reveals what an embarrassment Sonia Sotomayor is as a justice. John J. Bursch, who argued on behalf of marriage, said that the people, not five unelected justices, should be able to decide whether to redefine a pillar of society that predates the government and written history. “This case isn't about how to define marriage,” he said. “It's about who gets to decide that question. Is it the people acting through the democratic process, or is it the federal courts? And we're asking you to affirm every individual's fundamental liberty...
  • States could force Catholic priests to perform same-sex ‘marriages’ or lose legal status...

    04/30/2015 8:47:37 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 62 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/29/15 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    "States could force Catholic priests to perform same-sex ‘marriages’ or lose legal status: Justice Scalia" If the Supreme Court rules that same-sex “marriage” is a constitutional right, one justice has said that the government could force clergy of all denominations to perform gay “weddings” or lose the ability to officiate any state-sanctioned marriage. On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges, the case that will decide whether the Constitution forbids states from upholding marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Among the exchanges, Justice Antonin Scalia repeatedly noted that if the High...
  • Supreme Court Justices Zero in on the One Argument that Could Save Traditional Marriage

    04/29/2015 4:30:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies
    Bloomberg via Aleteia ^ | April 29, 2015 | MARK STRICHERZ
    <p>The Supreme Court heard arguments about the legality of same-sex marriage bans yesterday. Both the New York Times and Washington Post described the role of Justice Anthony Kennedy, the member of the court who swings between the liberal and conservative camps on contentious issues. Their stories emphasized that Kennedy showed a slight preference for same-sex marriage supporters, as he said that gay and lesbian couples believe that being allowed to marry will confer dignity on them.</p>
  • Justice Alito: Why Not Let 4 Lawyers Marry One Another? [Romans 1]

    04/29/2015 2:19:55 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 40 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/29/2015 | Staff
    In the oral arguments presented yesterday in the Supreme Court on the question of whether the U.S. Constitution guarantees two people of the same sex the right to marry one another, Justice Samuel Alito asked whether—if two of the same sex have a right to marry—why not four people of opposite sexes. “Would there be any ground for denying them a license?” Alito asked. “Let's say they're all consenting adults, highly educated. They're all lawyers,” he said. Alito posed the question to Mary L. Bonauto, a lawyer who was presenting the court with arguments on behalf of clients seeking to...