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  • What Trump Just Said About The LGBT Community Will Make Conservatives Go Crazy (VIDEO)

    02/05/2016 9:29:46 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 175 replies
    Addicting Info ^ | February 5, 2016
    In a stunning reversal, Donald Trump said that he will strengthen the rights of the LGBT community and bring people together. His new stance comes just days after he said that as president, he would “strongly consider” overturning Obergefell vs Hodges, the Supreme Court decision that found that same-sex couples have a legal and constitutional right to marry. “I’m a lesbian, we’ve had some great progress for the gay and lesbian community,” NECN reporter Sue O’Connell told Trump. When President Trump is in office, can we look for more forward motion on equality for gays and lesbians?” Here is Trump’s...
  • Donald Trump Says He Wants Supreme Court To Overturn Same-Sex Marriage

    01/31/2016 2:04:46 PM PST · by drewh · 80 replies ^ | jan 31 2016 | Ethan Weston
    Donald Trump Says He Wants Supreme Court To Overturn Same-Sex Marriage Donald Trump told Fox News he isn't happy with the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage and would nominate justices to overturn it. By Ethan Weston | January 31, 2016 Donald Trump says he isn't a fan of the way the Supreme Court ruled on same-sex marriage. "I would have much preferred that they ruled at a state level and let the states make those rulings themselves," Trump told Fox News. Trump told Fox News's Chris Wallace he would consider appointing judges to the Supreme Court that would be...
  • It’s Time for Christians to Go to Jail over Marriage

    01/29/2016 10:54:29 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 30 replies
    Trevor Grant ^ | 1/29/16 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    As Churchill inspires us, we must fight the tyrannical menace that is the modern homosexual agenda, if necessary for years, if necessary alone. We must fight strong to the end, we must fight for the churches, we must fight for the chapels, and we must fight for the children. We shall fight in the media, we shall fight in the legislatures, and we shall fight in the courts. And if necessary, as Dr. Martin Luther King inspires us, we must go to jail.
  • Wife of Pastor Who Was Imprisoned in Iran Seeks Separation

    01/28/2016 4:00:43 PM PST · by PROCON · 47 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 27, 2016 | Kimberlee Kruesi
    The wife of an American pastor who was imprisoned for nearly four years in Iran filed court documents to legally separate from him the same day he returned home to Idaho, court records show. Saeed Abedini was one of four Americans released in Iran under a negotiated prisoner exchange on Jan. 16. The U.S. agreed to free seven Iranians as part of the agreement.
  • Eritrea men to marry at least 2 wives or face imprisonment

    01/27/2016 8:41:10 AM PST · by aimhigh · 58 replies
    The BBC reports that in a document allegedly written by the Department of Religious Affairs of the East African country, polygamy for Eritreans is no longer a matter of choice. By law, the men are now required to marry at least two wives, or face life imprisonment with hard labour. Similarly, women who attempt to prevent their husbands from exercising the law would spend the rest of their lives in jail. According to the document, which has been circulating over the internet, the government of Eritrea, which is currently facing a shortage of male population following the civil war with...
  • 'Sister Wives' case: Will polygamy become legal in Utah?

    01/22/2016 10:24:34 AM PST · by detective · 113 replies
    MSN News ^ | Jan 22, 2016 | Max Lewontin
    A family made famous by the reality show "Sister Wives" is calling on a Utah appeals court to uphold a ruling that essentially decriminalized polygamy, saying the state's historic ban on the practice raises constitutional issues about freedom of religion, association, and privacy rights of consenting adults. Kody Brown and his four wives - Meri, Jangle, Christine and Robyn - who began appearing on the TLC reality show in 2010, filed suit against the state of Utah challenging the state's ban.
  • Marriage 2.0

    01/23/2016 2:17:30 PM PST · by Howard.Smith · 2 replies
    Dalrock ^ | 1/22/2016 | Dalrock
    Men don't just fear the responsibilities of marriage and fatherhood, they fear the way these institutions have been corrupted and assaulted by our laws, courts, Christian leaders and entertainment, and even attacked by Walsh himself. Marriage has been legally and socially replaced by a new family model. While some men only fear taking on responsibility, wise men rightly are weary of the evil of this new form of family.
  • Late Have I Loved You -- On the Delay of Marriage in Our Culture and the Flawed Notions That . . .

    01/12/2016 7:26:49 AM PST · by Salvation · 27 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-11-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Late Have I Loved You -- On the Delay of Marriage in Our Culture and the Flawed Notions That Underlie It Msgr. Charles Pope-- January 11, 2016 -- In football, if the offense takes more than thirty seconds between plays, they are penalized for "delay of game." The result is lost yardage; they are now farther away from the goal line. The delay thus brings loss; progress toward the goal is hindered; victory becomes less likely, not more. I'm sure the offense would always like a little more time in the huddle in order to ensure that everyone knows...
  • Alabama chief justice tells judges to halt same-sex 'marriages'

    01/06/2016 10:55:24 AM PST · by amorphous · 75 replies
    WND ^ | 6 Jan 2016 | Bob Unruh
    Chief Justice Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court on Wednesday issued an order that the state’s probate judges, the only ones in the state who are allowed to issue marriage licenses, are to follow the state's Sanctity of Marriage Amendment and the state's Marriage Protection Act until the full state Supreme Court rules on the issue. In other words, stop granting marriage licenses to same-sex duos, even though that was the intent of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision last summer. "Until further decision by the Alabama Supreme Court, the existing orders of the Alabama Supreme Court that Alabama...
  • ‘Married At First Sight’ Explains Why Americans Can’t Commit

    01/05/2016 7:42:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 5, 2015 | Melissa Langsam Braunstein
    Finding love is hard. Making love deepen and last is even harder. If reality TV is any indication, love has gone off the rails in America. Contrary to so much of what women read about modern romance, the men on FYI’s reality show “Married at First Sight” are eager to commit. It’s the women who are either ambivalent or outright negative. They say they want love and marriage, but it’s not clear they are all relationship-ready. And I suspect feminism is part of the problem.
  • Gay Open Marriages Need To Come Out of the Closet

    01/05/2016 7:29:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | January 1, 2016 | Nico Lang
    The year 2015 was a landmark one for same-sex couples in America—the Supreme Court made marriage equality the law of the land, and even before the decision, some 390,000 gay couples had already gotten hitched in states like Massachusetts and New York. The Washington Post projected that number would increase nationwide to 500,000 by the end of the year. What makes these newly married couples unique is more than their gender. Surveys indicate that a high percentage of same-sex relationships—particularly among queer men—are non-monogamous, and often even after marriage.
  • The Marriages of Power Couples Reinforce Income Inequality

    01/04/2016 1:28:08 PM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 24, 2015 | Tyler Cowen
    The notion of “making a good match,” a staple of the writings of Jane Austen and Henry James, continues in contemporary romance novels. At the same time, income inequality commands increasing attention from economists. Lately we’ve been learning just how much these two topics are tied together. These days, an investment banker may marry another investment banker rather than a high school sweetheart, or a lawyer will marry another lawyer, or a prestigious client, rather than a secretary. Whether measured in terms of income or education, there are more so-called power couples today than in the past, one manifestation of...
  • Daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu Ties Knot with Woman Professor

    01/02/2016 9:56:18 AM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 34 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | January 1, 2016 | David W. Virtue
    The Rev. Canon Mpho Tutu, the daughter of former South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, tied the knot this week with Professor Marceline van Furth in the Netherlands. According to Netherlands broadcaster Jeanette Chabalala of News24, the couple reportedly married in a private ceremony held in Oegstgeest in the Netherlands. The couple is set to celebrate their wedding in Cape Town in May. Tutu is currently the executive director of the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, while Furth is a professor in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Vrije University in Amsterdam, and holds the Desmond Tutu Chair in Medicine at...
  • 'I'm Not Ready to Get Married'

    12/29/2015 6:13:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 84 replies ^ | December 29, 2015 | Dennis Prager
    Part I in a series of widely held beliefs that are either untrue or meaningless: In every age, people say and believe things that aren't true but somehow become accepted as "conventional wisdom." The statement "I'm not ready to get married" is a current example. Said by more and more Americans between the ages of 21 and 40 (and some who are older than that), it usually qualifies as both meaningless and untrue. And it is one reason a smaller percentage of Americans are marrying than ever before. So, here's a truth that young Americans need to hear: Most people...
  • God's Plan for Marriage and Family - A Homily for the Feast of the Holy Family

    12/27/2015 8:24:34 AM PST · by Salvation · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-25-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    God's Plan for Marriage and Family - A Homily for the Feast of the Holy Family Msgr. Charles Pope December 26, 2015 Here in the middle of the Christmas Octave, the Church bids us to celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family. On the old calendar, the feast of the Holy Family fell on the Sunday after Epiphany, which makes some sense. For it is a bit odd with the new calendar to read a gospel portraying Jesus at twelve years of age when we celebrated His birth just a few days ago. And then next week, on the Feast...
  • Mainly-Catholic Slovenia Rejects Gay Marriage in Referendum

    12/21/2015 9:25:51 AM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | 12/21/15 | AFP-JIJI
    LJUBLJANA - More than 60 percent of Slovenian voters opposed legalizing gay marriage in a referendum Sunday marked by low turnout, according to near-complete results from the electoral commission. The outcome marked a setback for gay rights activists who had hoped to see the largely Catholic nation become Europe's first ex-communist country to give same-sex couples the right to marry and adopt. With 99.9 percent of ballots counted, 63.48 percent of voters said 'no' to approving the legislation, which already passed in parliament earlier this year. More than 1.7 million people were registered to vote on an issue that has...
  • Toward Plural Marriage: Understanding and Countering the Liberal Wringer

    12/17/2015 7:50:05 AM PST · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 12/17/15 | Scott Yenor
    According to the modern idea, marriage is merely a consenting relationship between adults, for whatever purposes those adults define. This idea has given us same-sex marriage. As many have pointed out, plural marriage is the next logical step. Why should a marriage so understood be limited to two people? Many same-sex marriage advocates characterized this “slippery slope” argument as fear-mongering while the debate over same-sex marriage was waged in the courts. Now that the debate is over, “stategery” no longer demands such reticence. The endorsement of plural marriage is baked into the cake of the endorsement of same-sex marriage—and that...
  • Debunking 5 Phony Statistics Liberals Love To Toss Around

    12/15/2015 5:33:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies>> ^ | December 15, 2015 | John Hawkins
    Liberals are all about emotions, not facts. Since that's the case, liberals do a terrible job of coming up with any sort of evidence to support their agenda. More often than not, when they do come up with a great statistic that's repeated over and over, it's fake. If you want some examples, here are five phony statistics you'll regularly hear from liberals. 1) One in five college-age women have been raped.  How do you create a "rape epidemic" that isn't actually happening? Easy. You don't ask women if they've been raped; you just expand the definition of rape so...
  • LGBT Rights vs. Religious Freedom Looms Large at #AtlanticLGBT Summit (Freedom Loses)

    12/15/2015 3:45:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Reason ^ | December 12, 2015 | Elizabeth Nolan Brown
    During a lunch break at The Atlantic LGBT summit Thursday, attendees were invited to watch an informal panel discussion on transgender civil rights. Panelists included several transgender activists, as well as several non-trans panelists included for their expertise on legal issues (such as Equal Employment Opportunity Commissioner Chai Feldblum) or proximity to the conversation (such as an Atlantic staff writer who covers social justice). This, it turns out, was problematic.
  • Sharia Court Told Woman To Divorce Husband, Have Sex With Another Man And Wait...

    12/14/2015 5:47:05 AM PST · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 12/14/15 | Nick Hallett
    A judge in a British Sharia court told a married couple the wife must divorce the husband, have sex with a different man and wait three menstrual cycles before marrying the husband again in order to validate the marriage, it has been claimed.In her report on the growing number of Sharia courts in the UK, Dutch academic Machteld Zee, says judges are enforcing harsh rules on women who want to divorce abusive and neglectful husbands, and accuses them of allowing fundamentalists to enforce their ideology.Breitbart London wrote about her initial findings earlier this month, but now new detail has come...
  • Can Google Silence the Church?

    12/11/2015 10:28:08 PM PST · by DWW1990 · 7 replies
    Juicy Ecumenism ^ | 12/11/15 | Chelsen Vicari
    Whether we’re talking about the redefinition of marriage or taxpayer funded abortion and contraception, one question is crossing many Christians’ minds: where will the next challenge to religious liberty arise? Among some, there is a growing concern that the next threat to religious liberty will be a cyber showdown.
  • ICYMI: National Organization for Marriage Endorses Cruz

    12/11/2015 4:30:41 PM PST · by Isara · 3 replies ^ | 12/11/15
    HOUSTON, Texas – The National Organization for Marriage, one of the most active groups defending traditional marriage in state legislatures, Congress, and the courts, has endorsed Ted Cruz for President. Cruz, a supporter of NOM's Presidential Marriage Pledge, has a strong and proven record of standing up for religious liberty and the right of states to decide the definition of marriage."Sen. Ted Cruz is a proven champion for marriage and religious freedom and someone we can absolutely count on to fight to restore marriage to our nation’s laws and defend the religious liberty of the tens of millions of Americans...
  • It's Ted Cruz! (National Organization for Marriage's Endorsement)

    12/09/2015 10:04:30 AM PST · by Isara · 9 replies
    National Organization for Marriage ^ | Dec. 9, 2015 | Paul Bothwell
    Dear Marriage Supporter, I have some exciting news: After a great deal of consideration, NOM has decided to endorse Sen. Ted Cruz in the race for president of the United States! Here is a link to our press release, issued moments ago. We couldn't be prouder to support Sen. Cruz. Not only has he signed NOM's Presidential Marriage Pledge, but he's the sponsor of one of our key agenda items — a constitutional amendment to restore the right of states to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman — and he's a co-sponsor of another...
  • 10 Years Married Yesterday

    12/08/2015 11:51:57 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 96 replies
    Self | December 8, 2015 | PJ-Comix
    Yesterday (yes, December 7) marked my 10th year anniversary of marriage. Earlier today I was talking with a friend who underwent a bitter divorce a few years ago. While my wife and I have had MANY arguments (usually at least once per day), we have never gotten close to even thinking about divorcing. After 10 years I think I can qualify on how to have a happy marriage. Here are a few key points, some of which might seem counter-intuitive: 1. Don't have too much in common. Yes, that is correct. What happens when a husband and wife have too...
  • Child marriages make up one third in Turkey

    12/07/2015 10:04:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Hurriyet Daily News ^ | December 7, 2015 | İZMİR – Doğan News Agency
    One third of marriages in Turkey involve underage girls, according to a women’s rights lawyer speaking at a conference that was called to tackle the problem. “There are 181,036 child brides in our country, unfortunately,” İzmir Bar Association Central Executive Board Member and women’s rights advocate Nuriye Kadan said during the conference in İzmir on Dec. 6. The actual number is probably far higher because many child marriages are performed with only the presence of an imam and are not officially registered with authorities, she said. “Nearly 20,000 parents filed applications to marry off their under-16 girls in 2012,” Kadan...
  • No Room for Sanity at the Inn: Stifling Democratic Debate over Same-Sex Marriage

    12/04/2015 11:04:36 AM PST · by rhema · 7 replies
    Public Discourse ^ | 12/4/15 | Anthony Esolen
    Democracy and common sense teach us to seek the truth by listening to one another. If we will not even provide a room for people who want to talk with one another because we do not like what they say, then democracy is impossible.When I was a junior in college and looking for a summer job to defray the next year's tuition, I answered an ambiguous ad in a newspaper and found myself selling high-quality pots and pans, china, and cutlery to unmarried working girls. It actually was a good job for a good company. I ended up selling $20,000...
  • Sports Media Mocks Tebow Over Abstinence Pledge Break Up

    11/30/2015 11:38:48 AM PST · by xzins · 67 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | November 30, 2015 | Michael Cantrell
    Tim Tebow recently split with girlfriend Olivia Culpo — a former Miss USA model — and the reason is said to be the former Broncos quarterback’s abstinence pledge. Yes, that’s right, folks. You now live in a culture where a girl doesn’t want a man who respects her enough to wait until he is ready to commit to her, faithfully for life, and not just use her body for his own personal pleasure. Sports media, as you might expect, had a field day mocking Tebow and his desire to please God with his sexuality. From NewsBusters: Tim Tebow’s relationship with...
  • Bradenton woman charged with running over ex-husband's foot after fight over sex

    11/17/2015 2:03:41 PM PST · by Gamecock · 28 replies
    Bradenton Herald ^ | November 16, 2015 | Wendy Luper
    MANATEE -- A 45-year-old woman was charged with domestic abuse after running over her ex-husband's foot after an argument about having sex in the rear of a storage unit, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office. Wendy Luper was married to the victim for 12 years, divorced and has gotten back together with him in the past six months, according to an arrest report. The two went to a storage unit in the 5700 block of 14th Street West at 6:54 p.m. Saturday to get some of the victim's stuff. While parked in the rear of the facility, Luper undressed...
  • Record Number Of Women Now Live In Parents' Basement, Lack Of Weddings Blamed

    11/11/2015 6:34:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Bloomberg Article via Zero Hedge ^ | 11/11/2015 | Bloomberg Copied By Tyler Durden
    It was less than two months ago that we brought you “The Mystery Of The ‘Missing Inflation’ Solved, And Why The US Housing Crisis Is About To Get Much Worse.” In it, we documented the inexorable rise of rents in America which, thanks to the housing crisis, has gone from being a society of homeowners to a society of renters, wiping out two decades of “progress” on the homeownership rate in the short span of seven years.Of course to a certain extent (scratch that, to a “great” extent), the market sowed the seeds of its own destruction by creating...
  • Pope's recent failure strengthens my Catholic faith

    11/06/2015 1:23:48 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 45 replies
    Alabama Media Group ^ | November 04, 2015 | J. Pepper Bryars
    Alabama can be an interesting place to be Catholic. On the one hand, it's challenging to live within an overwhelmingly evangelical community that generally believes our faith isn't authentic Christianity. "If he's a Christian, it's despite being Catholic," is how I've heard it said. On the other, we have great opportunities to learn from the thriving protestant communities that dominate the Bible Belt – their knowledge of scripture, how they make church fun for families, and how they build thriving, mission-minded congregations. But perhaps the greatest challenge, and opportunity, is when we're questioned by a knowledgeable and well-meaning protestant. While...
  • Why Aren't Any Republicans Talking About Getting Government Out of the Marriage Business?

    11/04/2015 8:58:46 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 22 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 October 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Look, you can be as close with any consenting adult as you like. I sure don't care what they're doing behind closed doors, either- why let things you cannot possibly control bother you? But 'marriage' exists for the purpose of creating families and providing a stable environment for the raising of children- and deep down, everybody knows it...Government needs to step-away from the moral side of this topic -which is really none of it's concern- and issue ANY and all couples 'civil partnership' arrangements, as is done in -of all places- France. People can pick whatever church they like...
  • #5142 - At Palestinian Stabber's Funeral, Father Marries Off Son

    11/02/2015 3:25:05 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 1/11/15
  • Russian Orthodox patriarch: Americans for natural marriage are ‘Confessors of the Faith’

    11/02/2015 1:41:30 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 8 replies ^ | Mon Nov 2, 2015 - 1:47 pm EST | Fr. Mark Hodges
    Fr. Mark Hodges Mon Nov 2, 2015 - 1:47 pm EST Russian Orthodox patriarch: Americans for natural marriage are ‘Confessors of the Faith’ MOSCOW, November 2, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – According to Patriarch Kirill, leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, Christians who stand for the ancient traditions of their faith are becoming "Confessors of the Faith," in the mold of the mutilated and exiled St. Maximos (+662 AD). Kirill met with famous American Evangelical leader Franklin Graham last week, with whom he shared his admiration for American evangelicals' defense of Christian morals. Kirill called those who suffer for their stand supporting...
  • Metropolitan Joseph's Archiepiscopal Directive On So-called "Same-Sex Marriage"

    11/01/2015 6:14:58 PM PST · by lightman · 7 replies
    Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese ^ | 29 October AD 2015 | Metropolitan JOSEPH
    Metropolitan Joseph's Archiepiscopal Directive On So-called "Same-Sex Marriage" Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America October 29, 2015 Christ is in our Midst! At the recently concluded meeting of the hierarchs of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, the attached directive was reviewed and approved for distribution to all of our clergy and laity.< Prologue The holy Church offers to her spiritual children the tender and sweet milk of the Gospel and the nourishing and substantive meat of spiritual guidance, encouragement, discipline, and reproof, so that Her children may flourish "in the fatherly adoption." Ours is a Christian...
  • 'I do, I do, I do:' Brazilian female trio get hitched

    10/31/2015 10:39:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies
    yahoo/afp ^ | 10/30/15 | Laura Bonilla
    Three's a crowd? Not in Brazil, where three women have defied deeply conservative trends in Congress and wider traditional mores by celebrating a polyamorous civil union. The happy trio, who reportedly have shared a bed for years and say they want to raise a child, took an oath of love in early October in the presence of Rio de Janeiro notary public Fernanda de Freitas Leitao. "This union is not just symbolic," because it defines "how they intend to have children," attorney Leitao said. The lovers -- a businesswomen and a dentist who are both 32 and a 34-year-old office...
  • Why Family Structure is So Important

    10/28/2015 1:26:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | October 28, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    It's been a good month for champions of the traditional family, but don't expect the family wars to be ending any time soon. In recent weeks, a barrage of new evidence has come to light demonstrating what was once common sense. "Family structure matters" (in the words of my American Enterprise Institute colleague Brad Wilcox, who is also the director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia). Princeton University and the left-of-center Brookings Institution released a study that reported "most scholars now agree that children raised by two biological parents in a stable marriage do better than...
  • Derek Jeter reportedly engaged to Hannah Davis

    10/28/2015 8:23:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Sporting News ^ | October 27 2015 | Steven Gaither
    One of baseball's greatest players, on and off the diamond, apparently will soon be off the available list. Former Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is engaged to model Hannah Davis after a three-year courtship, according to reports.
  • Clearly, the Pot Is Calling The Kettle Black!

    10/27/2015 6:14:39 PM PDT · by snowcloud · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/27/15 | Leigh Bravo
    A Federal judge, James E. Shadid, a nominee of the Obama administration and the only Arab Federal judge in Illinois, was lucky enough to draw a case involving religious discrimination against Muslims. Two Muslim drivers, hired by Star Transport, were fired for refusing to transport alcohol as part of their job, and as a result were fired. They then sued the company for religious discrimination, supported by the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) and won a $240,000 settlement. The question is not whether they were aware of the fact that Star Transport distributed alcohol, or whether or not there were...
  • Why Can't Two Gay Brothers Marry?

    10/23/2015 8:42:21 PM PDT · by 100American · 54 replies ^ | Oct 23, 2015 | Michael Brown One of the strongest arguments against consensual adult incest is that incestuous unions could result in children with genetic defects, but since that concern wouldnt apply to same-sex couples, an Irish political leader has argued that gay cousins should be allowed to marry. And that only begs the next obvious question: Why not gay brothers or gay sisters? As reported in the Irish Times, Independent Senator David Norris, himself gay, has said that gay cousins should be allowed to marry each other following the same-sex marriage referendum. It would not take a feather out of me if two cousins...
  • Report: Married Parents Raising Children Best Bet for Economic Prosperity of Family, Society

    10/23/2015 6:11:17 AM PDT · by xzins · 39 replies
    CNS ^ | October 22, 2015 | Penny Starr
    A report released by the American Enterprise Institutes Institute for Family Studies showed that strong families have a direct impact on the economy in the states where they live and work and that married parents raising children are better predictors of economic mobility, child poverty and median family income than other demographics such as race or education. Higher levels of marriage, and especially higher levels of married-parent families, are strongly associated with more economic growth, more economic mobility, less child poverty and higher median family income at the state level in the United States, the report stated. Using data from...
  • Marriage And Economic Growth A Match Made In Heaven

    10/22/2015 4:54:10 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 5 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/21/2015 | Staff
    Economics: Those struggling to explain stagnant middle-class wages and sluggish economic growth may be overlooking a key ingredient fewer people are getting married. That's the finding of a new study.
  • Marriage And Economic Growth A Match Made In Heaven

    10/22/2015 4:42:43 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 11 replies
    Investors Busniness Daily ^ | Oct 21, 2015 | Editorial
    Economics: Those struggling to explain stagnant middle-class wages and sluggish economic growth may be overlooking a key ingredient fewer people are getting married. That's the finding of a new study. [snip] States with the highest marriage rates, it found, had a $1,451 higher per-capita GDP than those at the bottom of the marriage pile. This relationship is actually a stronger predictor of these measures of well-being than commonly measured variables like the educational, racial, and age compositions of states, the study concluded. [snip] Yet, as the AEI researchers note, "economists across the ideological spectrum have failed to investigate whether...
  • Where Are the Christian Celebrities on Marriage?

    10/21/2015 12:57:34 PM PDT · by DWW1990 · 4 replies
    Trevor Grant ^ | 10/20/15 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Throughout history, and the world over, the union of one man and one woman is the foundation of every social institution. Strong and healthy marriages lead to strong and healthy families. Strong and healthy families lead to strong and healthy communities. Strong and healthy communities lead to strong and healthy churches, schools, businesses, governments, and so on. Whats more, marriage is the Crown of Creation. It is the priority relationship within the family, with all other relationships being subordinate, and functioning subject, to it. After our relationship with our Creator, the most important relationship in the universe is the relationship...
  • Why Not Three? The Question Gay Activists Cannot Answer

    10/20/2015 8:04:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | October 20, 2015 | Michael Brown
    We knew this was coming for some time now, and there are already throuples (meaning three men or three women in committed relationships) in America and other nations, but for the first time, one of these throuples has come up with an innovative way to be legally married or at least almost legally married. Two Canadian men, Adam Grant and Shayne Curran, were married in 2011. In 2012, they met Sebastian Tran in a nightclub and decided to turn their relationship into a threesome. Now, the fact that they involved a third person in their sex lives is not...
  • Catholic Teaching on Marriage and Divorce - the Bible, Our Lord, and the Constant Teaching...

    10/20/2015 6:21:03 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 2 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 10/20/15 | John Lamont
    "Catholic Teaching on Marriage and Divorce - the Bible, Our Lord, and the Constant Teaching, simple and to the point" Catholic teaching on marriage theological background The subject of Catholic marriage is now being hotly debated at the current session of the Synod on the Family. It is thus helpful to have available an account of the essentials of Scriptural teaching on this subject, which this article will attempt to provide. The starting point for this account is the text of Deuteronomy 24;1-4: If a man take a wife, and have her, and she find not favour in his...
  • Cdl. Sarah Speaks Out

    10/15/2015 7:43:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 10/15/15 | Bradley Eli
    Cardinal Robert Sarah of Guinea, speaking Saturday of the Ordinary Synod on the Family, declared, "There is an agenda they are trying to impose." The prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship made these remarks in a joint October 10 interview with Aleteia and the National Catholic Register following a meeting of African bishops in Rome. The West African cardinal based this concern, in part, on the fact that three controversial paragraphs, which did not receive the necessary two-thirds majority approval at last year's Extraordinary Synod of Bishops, were included in the Instrumentum Laboris the three-part working document for...
  • Kim Davis' Lawyers: No Need to Change Marriage Licenses After Controversy

    10/14/2015 10:58:00 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 46 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 13, 2015 | PETE WILLIAMS and ERIK ORTIZ
    Lawyers for Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis say the marriage licenses issued by her office are binding and no further action is required by a federal judge to change them. "Marriage licenses are being issued in Rowan County, which [Kentucky Gov. Steven Beshear] and Kentucky attorney general have approved as valid, which are recognized by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and which are deemed acceptable by the couples who received them," her lawyers said in court filings Tuesday.
  • Bar the doors?

    10/14/2015 11:14:39 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 3 replies
    World Magazine ^ | October 17, 2015 | Daniel James Devine
    The U.S. Supreme Courts gay marriage decision may increase the likelihood churches will face LGBT lawsuits. Heres how some are protecting themselves.
  • Why Are Married Couples With Kids Wealthier Than Other Americans?

    10/14/2015 10:35:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies ^ | October 14, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    When the Census Bureau recently released its 2014 data on household income in the United States, the numbers once again pointed to a basic trend that this nation's liberal political and cultural elite has no interest in publicizing. Married people with children generally do better financially than other Americans. As previously noted in this column, this was true in 2013. We now know it remained true in 2014. The overall median household income in the United States in 2014 was $53,657. Female householders in a nonfamily household had a median income of $26,673, according to the Census Bureau's Table HINC-01....
  • Sister Lucia: Final Confrontation between the Lord and Satan will be over Family and Marriage.

    10/13/2015 10:11:44 AM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    OnePeter5 ^ | October 12, 2015 | Steve Skojec
    Rorate Caeli has released a translation of a remarkable interview, originally published in 2008, with Cardinal Carlo Caffara of Bologna. In it, he references correspondence he had with Sister Lucia, the principle visionary of Our Lady at Fatima: Q. There is a prophecy by Sister Lucia dos Santos, of Fatima, which concerns the final battle between the Lord and the kingdom of Satan. The battlefield is the family. Life and the family. We know that you were given charge by John Paul II to plan and establish the Pontifical Institute for the Studies on Marriage and the Family.