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  • Do Christians Who Divorce Have the Biblical Right to Marry Other People?

    08/31/2015 11:26:42 AM PDT · by xzins · 31 replies
    CharismaNews ^ | 8/31/2015 | SHANE IDLEMAN
    In my opinion, only God can truly answer this question. Spouses are encouraged to spend extended time in the Word and obedience to it, as well as extended times of prayer and fasting, and seeking godly counsel. All destructive relationships and toxic counsel must be severed as you seek to answer this question. Many great bible teachers are divided on this issue. Some believe that remarriage to another is never allowed unless one of the spouses dies, but others suggest that it is permissible when adultery and abandonment occur. Much of the controversy centers on Matthew 5:32 where Jesus says,...
  • Pope Under Pressure As Half A Million Catholics Urge Him To Reaffirm Traditional Marriage

    08/28/2015 8:06:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Nick Hallett
    More than 500,000 Catholics, including many senior clerics, have signed a petition calling on Pope Francis to reaffirm traditional teaching on marriage and the family after months of confusion over his supposed liberal stance on the issue.
  • Christian clerk fights on as Sixth Circuit orders her to issue gay ‘marriage’ licenses

    08/27/2015 2:51:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 74 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 27, 2015 | Dustin Siggins
    ROWAN COUNTY, KY, August 27, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- A federal appeals court has ordered Christian clerk Kim Davis to provide same-sex “marriage” licenses, but she’s refusing to give in. Davis, a Democrat, says that her Christian beliefs will not allow her to issue licenses for same-sex “marriages.” Despite pressure from Democrat Gov. Steve Beshear, a lawsuit from the ACLU, and two federal court rulings, Davis has refused to issue any licenses while the matter is still working its way through the courts. However, the Sixth District Court of Appeals said Davis must issue the licenses. While critics say Davis must follow the law as a...
  • Ky. County Clerks Association will propose removing clerks' names from marriage licenses

    08/26/2015 8:16:04 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 11 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 8/26/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    FRANKFORT — The Kentucky County Clerks Association will propose removing clerks’ names from the document in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s legalization of same-sex marriage. Overturning the state’s ban on same-sex marriage has prompted Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis and two others to deny licenses to all couples, drawing a federal lawsuit against Davis as well as calls to change the licensing process. Leslie County Clerk James Lewis, chairman of the association’s elections committee, told reporters Tuesday that his group is drafting “a simple solution” to the matter. “You would have the county and the county seat listed...
  • Are Republicans Happier in Their Marriages Than Democrats?

    08/26/2015 1:57:40 PM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 18, 2015 | Natalie Johnson
    Republicans are happier and more stable in their marriages than Democrats, according to a study released Monday. W. Bradford Wilcox, a prominent sociologist at the University of Virginia, released the analysis finding that Republicans are more often married, less likely to be divorced, and happier in their marriages than Democrats.
  • Two Hard Sayings in One Day – A Homily for the 21st Sunday of the Year

    08/23/2015 6:47:31 AM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-22-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Two Hard Sayings in One Day – A Homily for the 21st Sunday of the Year Msgr. Charles Pope • August 22, 2015 • Today’s readings feature two “hard sayings,” one on the Eucharist, the other on marriage. One is hard because it defies our sensibilities, the other is hard because it is out-of-season and politically incorrect. The first hard saying is Jesus’ insistence that the Eucharist is actually His Body and Blood and that we must eat His true Flesh and drink His true Blood as our true food, as our necessary manna to sustain us on our journey...
  • Hacker's Ashley Madison data dump threatens marriages, reputations (Give Me A Break!)

    08/20/2015 6:54:42 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 33 replies
    Yahoo.Com ^ | August 19, 2015 | Josephine Mason and Alastair Sharp
    TORONTO (Reuters) - Love lives and reputations may be at risk after the release of customer data from infidelity website Ashley Madison, an unprecedented breach of privacy likely to rattle users' attitudes towards the Internet. Hackers dumped a big cache of data containing millions of email addresses for U.S. government officials, UK civil servants and high-level executives at European and North America corporations late on Tuesday, the latest cyber attack to raise concerns about Internet security and data protection. The hacker attack has been a big blow to Toronto-based assignation website firm Avid Life Media, which owns Ashley Madison and...
  • Republicans More Happily Married Than Democrats, Sociologists Find

    08/18/2015 7:40:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/18/2015 | BY NAPP NAZWORTH
    Republicans are more likely to be married, less likely to divorce, and are more likely to be happy in their marriage than Democrats, sociologists W. Bradford Wilcox and Nicholas Wolfinger have discovered. Fifty-seven percent of Republicans are married, compared to 40 percent of Democrats; 41 percent of ever-married Republicans have been divorced, compared to 47 percent of ever-married Democrats; and, 67 percent of married Republicans say they are in "very happy" marriages, compared to 60 percent of married Democrats, they reported for Family Studies, the blog of the Institute for Family Studies. The research looked at 20 to 60 year...
  • The ‘Gay Marriage’ Gauntlet: Time to Choose

    08/17/2015 4:54:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2015 | Matt Barber
    It’s never fun to be proven right when warning of some impending wrong. Many in the pro-family movement have long stressed that the cultural Marxist left’s belligerent push for the judicial fiction that is “gay marriage” was never about gaining “equal access” to this biologically exclusive male-female institution, as they profess, but, rather, is, and has always been, about control. While there are many layers to unfold, the almost instant explosion in government-sanctioned, anti-Christian extremism on display post Obergefell v. Hodges, confirms the poisonous three-fold agenda that underlies the “social justice” mob’s flowery “marriage equality” propaganda. That is: 1) the...
  • We Will Not Bow [We don’t bow down to Caesar. We bow only to our King!]

    08/17/2015 2:27:43 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 76 replies
    Grace to You ^ | July 19, 2015 | By Pastor John MacArthur
    A lot is happening at a very rapid rate. And with all the discussion that’s been going on, I’ve been kind of eager to get to you, and maybe help to give you a perspective. And I know that there have been comments made from this pulpit—exceptionally helpful, clear, well-chosen comments on the issues that face our country today. But I need to just kind of add some of my own insights and perceptions, and then direct you to a particular portion of Scripture. This country talks a lot about terrorist attacks—and rightly so. Almost anybody in America can give...
  • Chris Pratt Says: NO MORE LOVE SCENES! In honor of God and his wife

    08/17/2015 12:03:32 AM PDT · by Patriot27591 · 25 replies
    CleanTV ^ | 8-16-15 | CleanTV
    Everyone loves a love story. And what makes a movie ever better is if is based on a true story. So what happens when you have a true love story and have it starring Chris Pratt? You get the real life love story of Chris Pratt, in a case of art imitating life imitating art. You see, Chris Pratt has made the public announcement that from this point forth, he refuses to participate in any movie love scenes. Why? For two reasons. One, he is married to the love of his life, comedy actress Anna Faris so he doesn’t want...
  • I’m Never Doing This Again

    08/16/2015 4:45:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    There is no human being who, looking back on their life, hasn’t had the thought, “If I only knew then what I know now…” It’s human nature. No matter how long ago “then” was, hindsight is always 20/20. This isn’t about Hillary Clinton and her secret, unsecured email server. She didn’t make a bad choice and end up skirting the law; she made a conscious decision and is now getting caught. That’s karma, not virgin ignorance. No, I’m not writing about Hillary’s ever-changing email excuses (I already analyzed that here on Friday) or anything else political. This is personal –...
  • Ten Politically Incorrect Truths About Human Nature

    08/15/2015 7:38:34 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 28 replies
    Psychology Today ^ | December 10, 2012 | Alan S. Miller Ph.D., Satoshi Kanazawa Ph.D.
    Human nature is one of those things that everybody talks about but no one can define precisely. Every time we fall in love, fight with our spouse, get upset about the influx of immigrants into our country, or go to church, we are, in part, behaving as a human animal with our own unique evolved nature—human nature. This means two things. First, our thoughts, feelings, and behavior are produced not only by our individual experiences and environment in our own lifetime but also by what happened to our ancestors millions of years ago. Second, our thoughts, feelings, and behavior are...
  • 6 pitfalls that trick you into thinking you don't love your spouse

    08/13/2015 9:27:31 PM PDT · by imardmd1 · 45 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | August 12, 2015 | Erika Strassburger Borba
    Marriage can be a long and difficult journey, full of obstacles trying to keep you from being happy in your relationship. But don't be discouraged or distracted. If you want to keep your marriage and family together, learn to recognize and avoid these six pitfalls: < excerpted questions: >1. Your heartbeat speeds up but not because of your spouse.2. Your spouse is a little worse for wear.3. Someone else is a more preferable option. 4. You deserve better.5. There is no physical romance. 6. The honeymoon stage is over. < snip > We are constantly told how divorce and infidelity...
  • Plakon files bill to shield churches from same-sex marriage lawsuits

    08/12/2015 2:43:49 AM PDT · by flfreedom · 3 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 8/12/2015 | Flfreedom
    TALLLAHASSEE – In what could become a rallying point for social conservatives next year, state Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood, filed legislation Monday to prevent clergy members and churches from being sued because they refuse to preside over same-sex marriages. He filed HB 43 in reaction to this summer's landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision ruling same-sex marriage legal throughout the country. "We think that this is something that people on all sides of the debate should at least be able to agree on is that pastors and religious practitioners should never be compelled to perform a ceremony that violates their sincerely...
  • Not on my watch:... Tony Abbott says... 'marriage is between a man and a woman'(Australia)

    08/11/2015 2:00:27 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 20 replies
    The Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 12th August 2015 | Lucy Mae Beers
    Prime Minister Tony Abbott has confirmed coalition MPs will not have a free vote on same-sex marriage, destroying any chance of the law being passed under this Parliament. He said roughly 60 MPs supported the existing position, while 30 called for a conscience vote after a marathon six-hour party room meeting. 'There was strong support for the existing position... that marriage is between a man and a woman,' Mr Abbott told reporters in Canberra on Tuesday night. Following the party room meeting, Mr Abbott conducted a press conference and said that of the 30 who said there should be a...
  • A.I. Thee Wed: Humans should be able to marry robots.

    08/11/2015 9:11:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    Slate ^ | August 10, 2015 | Gary Marchant
    The Supreme Court’s recent 5–4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges legalizing same-sex marriage across the United States has already spawned speculation about “what will be next” in expanding marital rights. As the Supreme Court noted, “[t]he history of marriage is one of both continuity and change. That institution … has evolved over time.” Interracial marriage, equality between husband and wife, and same-sex marriage were all excluded for long periods of time under our Constitution but now have been sanctioned and protected by the courts. While these changes have come slowly, and courts are unlikely to take the next step in...
  • Four’s Company? After Gay Marriage, Polyamory is Next

    08/08/2015 7:05:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    ACCULTURATED ^ | Andrew Stiles
    Just hours after the Supreme Court declared a constitutional right to same-sex marriage on June 26, Politico published an op-ed explaining why “group marriage is the next horizon of social liberalism.” If your first reaction was to dismiss this out of hand, you haven’t been paying attention. As the 21st century progresses, it is going to become increasingly difficult to answer the question “what is marriage for?” or even “what is marriage?” And, no, don’t blame it on the gays.If the Internet is to be believed, “open marriages” are, quite possibly, the next social frontier that, sooner or later, could...
  • Republican Committee Quietly Rejects Anti-Gay Marriage Resolution

    08/06/2015 9:33:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Time ^ | August 5, 2015 | Zeke J Miller
    The Republican National Committee’s resolutions committee quietly rejected a pair of resolutions critical of homosexuality Wednesday. The controversial resolutions dealing with sex education and same-sex marriage threatened to cast a shadow on the first GOP presidential debate Thursday in Cleveland, as the party looks toward expanding its base in the key swing state. According to a member of the committee, both failed to gain support to be recommended to the full 168-member party governing body on Friday.
  • Pope Francis: welcome with compassion those who have remarried outside the Church

    08/05/2015 1:23:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | August 5, 2015 | Diogenes
    Following a month-long hiatus, Pope Francis resumed his Wednesday general audience on August 5 and called for a compassionate welcome to those who have remarried outside the Church. In doing so, he made no mention of the upcoming Synod of Bishops nor of the controversial proposal to admit those in such situations to Holy Communion. Citing statements on the same topic by his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, the Holy Father said that the Church should reach out to help those who are in irregular marital situations, aware that there are no "simple solutions" to their problems. Although the Church cannot...
  • 'Gay marriage' all about attacking Christianity, says author [Proverbs 4]

    08/02/2015 12:01:39 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 16 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8/1/2015 | Staff
    Aaron and Melissa Klein of Gresham, Oregon, have learned how dangerous it can be to fail to support “gay marriage” in this day and age. The now-infamous bakers refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple and were subsequently slapped with a $135,000 fine from the state of Oregon. Negative national publicity forced them to shut down their bakery, Sweet Cakes by Melissa. Outrage from progressives has essentially ruined the Kleins’ lives, but journalist and author Jack Cashill, who wrote the forthcoming “Scarlet Letters: The Ever-Increasing Intolerance of the Cult of Liberalism,” believes this incident ultimately is not...
  • A Thousand Points of Hate: Couple Plans Massive Series of Anti–Gay Marriage Billboards

    08/02/2015 8:11:27 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 47 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/1/2015 | Samantha Cowan
    Some highway billboards are the same wherever you go across this great land of ours: McDonald’s, Target, Walmart. Others are more regional (where is the line at which Carl’s Jr. becomes Hardee’s, anyway?). Some are particular to states, and those road-tripping through Oklahoma will likely see billboards directing them to visit online adult toy shops and to alert law enforcement about any methamphetamine use they come across. And in one small part of the state—the town of Durant, in the southeast corner—visitors and residents may now feast their eyes upon a message against marriage equality. The plea comes from Betty...
  • Gay Catholics Push for Church Weddings

    07/28/2015 3:06:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 117 replies
    Aletelia ^ | July 29, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    When the Supreme Court ruling came down in late June, extending the right to marriage to members of the same sex in all 50 states, some observers felt that the Catholic Church was fairly immune to any requirements that it would have to allow same-sex weddings before her altars. Now, though, calls for the Church to allow such nuptials are bubbling up. How far they will get is another question. The issue was raised Tuesday by a report in the New York Times that featured “gay and transgender Catholics” who are making noises with the approaching visit to these shores...
  • 5 Questions For Libertarians Who Support Privatizing Marriage

    07/28/2015 12:08:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/28/2015 | Stella Morabito
    Reason magazine went out on a limb recently and published an article entitled “Privatizing Marriage Is a Terrible Idea,” by Shikha Dalmia. She presented an argument that is boldly counter-intuitive for many libertarians these days: that abolishing state-recognized marriage would increase government interference in our lives rather than reduce it. Dalmia is absolutely correct about this. And it would behoove anyone who truly stands for limited government to consider her points thoughtfully and soberly. The libertarian default position that goes by the slogan “let’s just get the government out of the marriage business” is short on substance. If it sounds...
  • Donald Trump's Attorney Defends Him Against Ex-Wife's Rape Allegation “You can’t rape your spouse"

    07/28/2015 12:42:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 181 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | July 27, 2015 | Marina Fang
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump may have raped his ex-wife Ivana Trump, according to a 1993 biography of the real estate mogul uncovered by The Daily Beast. Trump's attorney on Monday denied the allegation, claiming “you cannot rape your spouse.” “You’re talking about the front-runner for the GOP, presidential candidate, as well as private individual, who never raped anybody," Michael Cohen, the Trump Organization’s special counsel, told The Daily Beast. "And, of course, understand that by the very definition, you can’t rape your spouse.” The biography, Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump, by Harry Hurt III, details...
  • Social media a marriage killer in China: Experts

    07/26/2015 10:53:37 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Sunday, July 26, 2015 | IANS
    Beijing: While social media was designed to bring people together, it can sometimes drive them apart — more Chinese people are switching their status from married to single and social media could be responsible, say experts. A report by the ministry of civil affairs in June found that 3.637 million couples divorced in 2014, up by 3.9 per cent from the previous year, Xinhua reported. Statistics from the ministry show the country has been witnessing a continuous rise in divorces since 2002. Su, a white collar worker from Shanghai, was stunned and furious after discovering her husband's secret romances online....
  • Five Consequences of America's Moral Collapse

    07/25/2015 4:08:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2015 | John Hawkins
    Americans have become so “non-judgmental” that many people can no longer tell the difference between good and evil. We congratulate ourselves for being “nicer,” more sensitive and less prejudiced than past generations of Americans, but we don’t stop to consider how much more there is to morality than that. An America that isn’t full of good people won’t remain a good nation, nor will it remain strong and free over the long haul. Our country’s lack of morality has real consequences that are capable of eventually sinking us as a nation. 1) The Collapse Of Marriage: There used to be...
  • Ode to the faithful: Andy Grammer’s new anti-cheating anthem

    07/24/2015 5:52:26 AM PDT · by napscoordinator · 5 replies
    New York Post ^ | 9 Apr 15 | CHELSEA SAMELSON
    Sex might very well sell, but so does separation. America has long had a love affair with stories of divorce, breakups and infidelity. We eat it up like chocolate cake, feasting on the drama of others’ heartbreak. Nothing whets the public’s appetite like a scandalous affair, and judging by the most common tabloid headlines, you’d think that all we want is to see a couple falter and fail. We care more about cheating than loyalty — anniversaries may be sweet, but they sure don’t sell. Couples who make it are just so . . . boring. But Andy Grammer wants none of...
  • Americans Buy Into Marxist Family Planning

    07/21/2015 5:30:02 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Jun, 29 2015 | Paul Kengor
    Marx and Engels’ ten-point plan for imposing Communism includes drastic anti-family measures many Americans support today. If you’ve never read “The Communist Manifesto” by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, published in 1848, you should—especially right now. To be sure, reading this awful screed against human nature can be confusing, let alone unsatisfying and thoroughly unedifying. What do the authors mean, for example, when they screech: “Abolition of the family! Even the most radical flare up at this infamous proposal of the Communists”? They are but one stop in a long line of leftists such as Robert Owen, Charles Fourier, Vladimir...
  • Is Polygamy Next?

    07/21/2015 5:57:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 21, 2015 | William Baude
    NOW that the dust is settling from the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which recognized a right to same-sex marriage, there are new questions. In particular, could the decision presage a constitutional right to plural marriage? If there is no magic power in opposite sexes when it comes to marriage, is there any magic power in the number two?
  • Catching Fire: Scott Walker Retakes Commanding Iowa Lead as Immigration, Nat'l Sec, Marriage..

    07/21/2015 4:46:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 20, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Catching Fire: Scott Walker Retakes Commanding Iowa Lead as Immigration, National Security, Marriage, Abortion Dominate Debate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) is catching fire again on the campaign trail as the national conversation shifts to social and national security issues ranging from marriage to abortion to immigration to President Barack Obama’s nuclear arms deal with Iran and other national security matters.While some of his campaign consultants don’t want the governor focusing on this stuff, it’s where he does his best—and it’s where he shoots up in the polls, as he’s done in the latest Iowa poll from Monmouth University.The Monmouth...
  • How Redefining Marriage Puts Unborn Children at Risk

    07/20/2015 1:23:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2015 | Ryan Anderson
    Last week many of us were disgusted to learn Planned Parenthood is harvesting and selling body parts from aborted children. As the largest provider of abortion in America, Planned Parenthood is part of the problem, on the “supply” side. But as we all learned in Econ 101, there’s both supply and demand. What’s behind the demand for abortion? A major factor is the breakdown of the family. And the Supreme Court’s ruling to redefine marriage is only taking us further down that road, putting even more unborn children at risk. After all redefining marriage redefines parenthood. The best protectors of...
  • Our Out-of-Control Court

    07/18/2015 1:25:06 PM PDT · by imardmd1 · 4 replies
    Lamb & Lion Ministries ^ | June 26, 2015 | David R. Reagan
    Our Out-of-Control Court Today our nation's Supreme Court decided that it is the Supreme Being. It spit on God's Word and endorsed the abominable, immoral concept that the definition of marriage can be expanded to include a union between two people of the same sex. The God of this universe is the One who created and defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman, and no one has the authority to change that definition (Matthew 19:4-5). Further, God's Word makes it crystal clear that homosexuality is an abomination in God's sight and its practice is sufficient to...
  • Why privatizing marriage would be a disaster

    07/18/2015 6:33:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    The Week ^ | 07/18/2015 | Shikha Dalmia
    If Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is (politically) from Mars, then the leftist feminist writer Naomi Wolf is from Venus. But there's at least one thing this odd couple agrees on here on Earth: The government should get out of the marriage business. Following the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling, Sen. Paul argued that Southern states that want to stop issuing marriage licenses were right. The government shouldn't "confer a special imprimatur upon a new definition of marriage," he said. It should leave marriage to churches and temples, regardless of how these institutions define marriage, and let consenting adults of...
  • What Open Marriage Taught One Man About Feminism

    07/16/2015 9:10:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    As I write this, my children are asleep in their room, Loretta Lynn is on the stereo, and my wife is out on a date with a man named Paulo. It’s her second date this week; her fourth this month so far. If it goes like the others, she’ll come home in the middle of the night, crawl into bed beside me, and tell me all about how she and Paulo had sex. I won’t explode with anger or seethe with resentment. I’ll tell her it’s a hot story and I’m glad she had fun. It’s hot because she’s excited,...
  • VIDEO: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the Liberal Agenda to Become your God

    07/16/2015 7:34:33 PM PDT · by yosephdaviyd · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 07/16/15 | David L. Gray (&#1497;&#1493;&#1505;&#1507; &#1491;&#1493;&#1491;)&#8206;
    Using recent quoted from President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, this video makes the case that the change that liberals are really interested in is changing who you believe in and who you trust. The liberal idea of change is to get you to change your God. They want you to trust them with all of your life decisions.
  • Glory Johnson wants $20K a month in spousal support from Brittney Griner (WNBA)

    07/16/2015 8:15:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    ESPN ^ | July 16, 2015 | Mechelle Voepel
    Glory Johnson is seeking temporary spousal support and attorney fees from Brittney Griner, who petitioned to annul their marriage. Court documents filed June 29 in Maricopa County, Arizona, detail Johnson's request that Griner pay $20,000 per month in spousal support, plus a $10,000 advancement toward attorney fees for Johnson's counsel. An evidentiary hearing is set for Aug. 17 at Maricopa County Central Building in Phoenix in regard to Griner's petition and Johnson's counter-petition.
  • Texas Judge James R. DePiazza Has Bizarre New Wedding Requirement

    07/14/2015 11:40:03 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | July 14, 2015 | Ed Mazza
    A Texas judge is so opposed to same-sex weddings that he wants every couple he marries -- straight or gay -- to sign a document acknowledging his views. The agreement required by Judge James R. DePiazza, of The Colony, which is just north of Dallas, states that he doesn't want to perform same-sex weddings but will do so if asked ... "I think it's an interesting innovation in trying to hold your nose and do your job by making everybody else hold your nose as well," Katherine Franke, the director of the Public Rights/Private Conscience Project at Columbia University's law...
  • Will Marriage Dissidents Be Treated As Bigots Or Pro-Lifers?

    07/14/2015 8:09:10 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 14, 2015 | Ryan T. Anderson
    With its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court has brought the sexual revolution to its apex—a redefinition of our civilization’s primordial institution, cutting its link to procreation and declaring sex differences meaningless. The court has usurped the authority of the people, working through the democratic process, to define marriage. And it has shut down debate just as we were starting to hear new voices—gay people who agree that children need their mother and their father, and children of same-sex couples who wish they knew both their mom and dad. If the polls are right, there has also been...
  • It Happened, but It Wasn’t Holy or Helpful – Biblical Teaching Against Polygamy

    07/14/2015 7:54:41 AM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-13-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    It Happened, but It Wasn’t Holy or Helpful – Biblical Teaching Against Polygamy Msgr. Charles Pope • July 13, 2015 Given cultural trends and recent court decisions to redefine marriage, the move to accept and legalize polygamy and polyandry has intensified. For example, an essay at Politico declares, “It’s time to legalize polygamy.” Another article at Slate Magazine is entitled “Legalize polygamy.”Some are already coining the term “trouple” or “throuple” to describe “marriages” of three people (of any combination of sexes).Such moves are not unexpected and are sure to beginning coming through the courts and legislatures soon. Clearly, the Catholic...
  • Democrats Move to Strike “Husband” and “Wife” From Federal Law

    07/14/2015 6:03:05 AM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    The New American ^ | July 13, 2015 | Michael Tennant
    Wasting little time, Democrats in Congress are already proposing legislation to replace the words “husband” and “wife” in the federal code with gender-neutral language reflective of the Supreme Court’s June 26 pronouncement that married couples in the United States need no longer consist of a male and a female. On July 8, Representative Lois Capps (D-Calif.) introduced the Amend the Code for Marriage Equality Act, which she said in a press release “would strike the use of gendered terms such as ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ from the federal code and replace them with more gender-neutral terms, such as ‘spouse’ or ‘married...
  • de Mattei's Lecture

    07/12/2015 4:51:31 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Fr. Ray Blake's Blog ^ | July 11, 2015 | Fr. Ray Blake
    I was sorry that I missed Roberto de Mattei's Lecture last night, it was sponsored by the LMS, and was a memorial lecture to honour Michael Davies and the title was 'From the Second Vatican Council to the Synod: The Teaching of Michael Davies'. Fortunately Rorate have put it online, it is worth making the effort to read. If you need persuasion, here is just one little section to whet your appetite: Reading M. Davies’ work can help us understand the present crisis. We are now faced with a Synod of Bishops on the Family that seems to be questioning...
  • Obergefell: The Dred Scott of Our Time

    07/12/2015 3:40:12 PM PDT · by DWW1990 · 10 replies
    TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 7/12/15 | Trevor Thomas
    In 1854, around one single issue—opposition to slavery—the Republican Party was formed. As historian David Barton notes, “The Republican agenda was clear, for every platform since its inception had boldly denounced slavery. In fact, when the U. S. Supreme Court delivered the 1857 Dred Scott ruling protecting slavery and declaring that Congress could not prohibit it even in federal territories, the Republican platform strongly condemned that ruling and reaffirmed the right of Congress to ban slavery in the territories. But setting forth an opposite view, the Democrat platform praised the Dred Scott ruling, and the continuation of slavery, and also...
  • Five Grossly Un-American, Supreme Court Justices Have Ruled Against Traditional Marriages

    07/12/2015 6:59:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/12/15 | Jerry McConnell
    hat New Travesty Awaits the World?: At my age I have to wonder how soon this country will implode and wither away into a vast nothingness, with the inefficient and country-killing Executive Order travesty he holds over all of our heads The word “family” as we and others around the world know it, will soon disappear from the daily lexicon of human beings. The family normally consists primarily of a female, who after giving birth is entitled to be the ‘mother’ and a male, who after creating a birth with his female partner in the marriage, is given the title...
  • One American Territory is Holding Out on Same-Sex "Marriage" Decision

    07/10/2015 3:05:43 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Aletelia ^ | July 11, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    Some states already had legalized same-sex “marriage” before the Supreme Court’s ruling at the end of June. Other states had to start accomodating them. And then there are the American territories. Most have voluntarily complied with the Supreme Court decision, according to the Associated Press: In Puerto Rico, Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla signed an executive order soon after the ruling. U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp has signed a similar executive order. In Guam, there is no effort to ignore or challenge the ruling, said territorial legislative Vice Speaker Benjamin F. Cruz, who is gay. The Commonwealth of the Northern...
  • Judge Who Declined to Perform Lesbian Wedding Must Resign, Says Gay Advocate

    07/10/2015 2:59:29 PM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies
    Aletelia ^ | July 11, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    It's a judge's duty to preside at the marriages of any couple that comes to him—heterosexual or homosexual—and if he is unwilling to do so, he "needs to step down.” That is the view of the  executive director of the LGBT rights group Equality Toledo,  Nick Komives, reacting to news of a Toledo, Ohio, judge who excused himself from the civil marriage ceremony of two lesbians.  “They didn’t deserve to be humiliated; they didn’t deserve to be inconvenienced,” Komives told the Toledo Blade. “That’s just wrong, and we won’t tolerate it. It is his duty to perform this ceremony, and...
  • We MUST support Casey Davis (Governor to Casey County clerk: Issue marriage licenses or resign)

    07/10/2015 10:32:07 AM PDT · by Bluewater2015 · 16 replies
    Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader ^ | 7/9/15 | Jack Brammer
    FRANKFORT — Gov. Steve Beshear told Casey County Clerk Casey Davis on Thursday that Davis should issue marriage licenses to every qualified person or resign. The governor also said he won't call a special legislative session to address same-sex marriage issues. Some legislators and county clerks have called for a special session. Beshear met privately for an hour with Davis, who objects on religious grounds to issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples The governor later released a statement saying he advised Davis that he respects his personal beliefs but he took an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution. The U.S....
  • Communist Crucifix alibi morphs word ‘ideology’ into ‘dialogue’

    07/10/2015 7:12:12 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/10/15 | Judi McLeod
    Some Catholics never thought the words of the St. Michael the Archangel prayer...”cast into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls” would someday include the Vatican The Vatican just hit a home run for the ever-changing Marxist lexicon: ideology is now dialogue. The morphing came about when the ‘Communist Crucifix’ presented as a gift from Bolivian President Evo Morales—was accepted—by Pope Francis. And, Pope Francis can keep it, as no true Christian would want a Communist crucifix anywhere around them. Both the country of Bolivia, through its Marxist president and the...
  • How Should You Talk to Your Children About Same-Sex Marriage?

    07/09/2015 4:20:49 PM PDT · by Maudeen · 48 replies
    Moore to the Point ^ | June 29, 2015 | Russell Moore
    With the Supreme Court decision last week legalizing same-sex marriage in the United States, some Christian parents wonder how they ought to explain all of this to their small children. So how does one teach about the law and the controversy, without exposing one’s children to more than they can handle?
  • 5 facts you MUST share with every Democrat you know (before it’s too late)

    07/09/2015 10:32:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Allen West ^ | July 8, 2015 | Allen West
    Sanders is drawing massive crowds, just like Obama, and there is another common thread between Sanders and Obama — their socialist philosophy of governance. Now, I have to give it to Senator Sanders, he is man enough to admit what he is: he has “come out” as a Democratic Socialist. Obama .. rhetoric and writings proved he was, but if you dared to utter the words that he was a socialist, you were immediately branded racist. Even after comments such as “I think it’s better for everyone if we spread the wealth around” and “if you have a business, you...