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  • LGBTQ Town Hall Brings Out Worst in Dem Candidates [semi-satire]

    10/13/2019 10:38:14 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 Oct 2019 | John Semmens
    This week at CNN’s “Equality Town Hall” inspired several of the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential contenders to advocate some bad ideas. Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke vowed to “strip tax-exempt status from any religious organization that refuses to recognize gay marriage. In fact, this will be one of my top priorities as president. The Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex marriage is just as valid as a traditional marriage between a man and a woman. No one has a constitutional right to oppose this. Any who do must be punished. Imposing taxes on churches and siccing the IRS after them...
  • Good Medicine and Good Theology Point to Solution for Record STDs

    10/11/2019 8:50:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | October 11, 2019 | Tony Perkins and FRC senior writers
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week released its annual report on sexually transmitted disease (STD) reports for 2018, showing that STDs rose for the fifth consecutive year, reaching an all-time high. In particular, men who have sex with men (MSM) are disproportionately affected by the syphilis and gonorrhea epidemics. Over half of the more serious syphilis cases in 2018 were among MSM, even though they represent a tiny fraction (perhaps 4%) of the U.S. population. Every one of the 2.4 million people diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease (STD) in 2018 is a victim of the...
  • Beto: Religious Institutions Should Lose Tax-Exempt Status for Same-Sex Marriage Opposition

    10/11/2019 7:48:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 11, 2019 | Graham Piro
    'We are going to stop those who are infringing upon the human rights of our fellow Americans' Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke (D., Texas) said he would strip religious institutions of their tax exempt status if they oppose same-sex marriage. "We are going to stop those who are infringing upon the human rights of our fellow Americans," the former congressman said during CNN's Equality Town Hall on Thursday. CNN host Don Lemon pressed O'Rourke on the particulars of his plan for LGBT Americans. "Do you think religious institutions like colleges, churches, charities, should they lose their tax exempt status if they...
  • What Successful Women Should Know about Love and Marriage

    10/11/2019 4:52:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 230 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2019 | Katie Yoder
    Successful women face special barriers in love and marriage, according to one relationship coach. But that doesn’t mean they can’t still strive for a happily ever after. On October 9, the Washington Examiner published an opinion piece on, “Why super-successful women struggle in love.” Relationship expert and author Suzanne Venker claimed that “few, if any, women” can have both “power in the world” and “power in bed.” While she backed up her arguments, her piece left something to be desired by women: encouragement. Venker began by referencing a Wall Street Journal piece, arguing that “As women have become more and...
  • Warren: ‘Marry one woman. Assuming you can find one’

    10/11/2019 4:23:51 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Oct. 11, 2019
    Senator Elizabeth Warren delivered quite the burn at CNN’s Equality Town Hall Thursday in response to a question from Morgan Cox, chair of the Human Rights Campaign Board of Directors, on how she would respond to someone who says marriage is between one man and one woman. “You’re on the campaign trail and a supporter approaches you and says, ‘Senator, I’m old-fashioned and my faith teaches me that marriage is between one man and one woman.’ What’s your response?” Cox said. “I’m going to assume it’s a guy who said that and I’m just going to say, then just marry...
  • 8 Ways Women Can Help Resurrect A Healthy Dating Culture

    10/09/2019 9:05:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/09/2019 | Suzanne Venker
    Too many women waste years of their lives hoping they can talk a boyfriend into marriage. Women who master the eight dating rules don’t have to. In the 1950s, that oft-ridiculed era when women all over the country were purportedly miserable, marriage proposals were so common women had to turn down several potential husbands before deciding on the right one.That was certainly the case for my mother, who was born in 1930. As a young girl, I found countless love letters from Charlie, George, Frank—and others whose names I can’t recall—that all contained marriage proposals. They were stored in my...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis Reaches a New Ridiculous Low: Pagan Rituals on Vatican Hill

    10/05/2019 9:19:17 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | October 4, 2019 | New Catholic
    [Catholic Caucus] Francis Reaches a New Ridiculous Low: Pagan Rituals on Vatican Hill Pagan fertility ritual in the Vatican gardens Nearly two thousand years ago, Saint Peter,the first bishop of Rome, was martyred on Vatican Hill, across the Tiber from the historical center of the City. The great shrine and Basilica dedicated to the Prince of the Apostles rose on top of it as Catholics were freed from oppression, and gradually, over the course of the centuries, as the main papal places of worship and administration faded away, in the Lateran and the Quirinal, the buildings surrounding the Vatican...
  • A Man Sued his Wife’s Lover for $750000.00 and he Won

    10/05/2019 7:50:17 AM PDT · by southern rock · 158 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 4, 2019 | LATESHIA BEACHUM
    A woman’s paramour has been ordered to pay $750,000 in damages to her ex-husband. On Aug. 19, a Pitt County, N.C., Superior Court judge decided that Greg Jernigan must pay Robert Kevin Howard for sleeping with his wife, according to court records. “I filed the case because I felt it’s very important that people understand that the sanctity of marriage is important, especially in this day and age when people question everyone’s morals, people question everyone’s viability as a person,” he told WITN. “And the state backed me up on it.”
  • Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax could include a $1 million marriage penalty

    09/23/2019 8:38:46 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | 09/23/19 | Robert Frank
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s proposed wealth tax may create a new incentive for rich couples to divorce to avoid the tax, according to Harvard economist N. Gregory Mankiw. Warren’s plan would impose a 2% annual tax on wealth over $50 million and a 3% tax on wealth over $1 billion. If a wealthy couple is worth $100 million, they would pay a 2% tax on any wealth over $50 million, which in their case would amount to $1 million a year. If they divorce and split their fortune in half, they would each be worth $50 million and neither would owe...
  • Donald and Melania Trump have a genuine love

    09/22/2019 7:52:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The New York Post ^ | September 22, 2019 | Miranda Devine
    There’s a lot said about Donald and Melania Trump’s marriage, most of it insulting and cruel. People who hate the president can’t believe anyone could love him. At best, they regard his wife with pity, as the prisoner of a loveless marriage. “Inside the Trump marriage: Melanie’s burden,” “The Sad Truth,” “Dark Secrets” are typical headlines. “#SaveMelania” memes trended online as Vanity Fair fantasized she would divorce her husband and become a feminist icon. Yet those who attended the state dinner for Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison Friday tell a very different story. They say the affection between the first...
  • The Ends Justify the Ways and Means?

    09/20/2019 2:45:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    Family Research Council Action ^ | September 20, 2019 | Tony Perkins and FRC Action Senior Writers
    Eight months into their control of the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) hasn't missed many opportunities to draw a stark contrast between the two parties' policies. From defending infanticide and trying to gut the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to the job-killing New Green Deal, hardly a day passes that the Left's radicalism isn't on display. But yesterday, liberals took their extremism to new heights -- demanding a tax on Bible-believing Americans. Thursday's hearing in the House Ways and Means Committee wasn't the first time liberals have tried to use the IRS to do their dirty work -- but it might...
  • Ending Daughter Elimination in the Developing World

    09/17/2019 8:30:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Population Research Instittute ^ | July 31, 2019 | Jonathan Abbamonte
    For most parents, daughters are a blessing. But in many parts of south and east Asia, where there exists a strong, culturally-rooted preference for sons, daughters are often unwanted and often selectively aborted prior to birth simply on account of their sex. In many Asian cultures, sons are strongly valued to carry on the family name, inherit property, or to provide parents with care and financial support in sickness and old age. Daughters, on the other hand, are often seen as a burden due to the practice of dowry in places like India, and due to the traditional custom that...
  • Protestants & Contraception

    09/15/2019 1:53:27 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 60 replies
    First Things ^ | January 2018 | Evan Lenow
    There is one teaching that most Protestants readily recognize as Catholic, and it is usually received with derision: the prohibition of artificial means of birth control. The Protestants in my circles often disparage this teaching with little knowledge of Humanae Vitae, perhaps the most significant document to address birth control over the last one hundred years. Our distaste for things Roman Catholic, dating back to the sixteenth century, has deprived us of a wealth of theological wisdom...Our acceptance of most forms of birth control is not helping us teach the next generation about sex and sexuality. It is time for...
  • America facing shortage of ‘economically attractive’ unmarried men, study says

    09/12/2019 8:18:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 139 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/12/2019 | Leonardo Blair
    America is facing a significant shortage of highly educated “economically attractive” unmarried men who earn at least $53,000 and have a college degree. And the situation could result in unmarried women remaining unmarried or marrying less well-suited partners, a study says.That’s the conclusion reached by researchers Daniel T. Lichter of Cornell University, Joseph P. Price of Brigham Young University, and Jeffrey M. Swigert of Southern Utah University in their study, Mismatches in the Marriage Market, published this month in the Journal of Family and Marriage.The results of the study were based on comparisons between real data on unmarried men and...
  • The Mystery of the Missing Husbands

    09/10/2019 12:31:06 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 376 replies
    freebeacon ^ | SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 | Charles Fain Lehman
    A startling number of young women are unable to find a spouse, and new research from a group of economists suggests their would-be partners are just not up to snuff.
  • [Cath Cauc] ‘The term ‘life’ must be redefined,’ new head of Vatican Life Academy declares

    09/09/2019 8:29:09 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 5, 2019 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    [Catholic Caucus] ‘The term ‘life’ must be redefined,’ new head of Vatican Life Academy declares LOS ANGELES, California, September 5, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― The president of the Pontifical Academy for Life has declared that the academy must broaden its scope and welcome non-Christian “experts.”  Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, 74, presented the speech at Loyola Marymount, a private Jesuit university in Los Angeles, yesterday. After introducing the pontiff’s January 6 letter Humana Communitas, the prelate explained that Francis wishes both the Academy for Life and the John Paul II Institute, of which Paglia is grand chancellor, to work “more broadly.” “The...
  • In 2019, men are broke and broken by wokeness

    09/08/2019 5:54:09 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 202 replies
    The Post Millennial ^ | Sept. 8, 2019 | Libby Emmons
    <p>I knew a woman who was married to a professional man. He worked hard, long hours, was always inventive, creative. He was a dedicated father; she demanded it, for sure, but even beyond that, he was all in and was an extremely active dad. She didn’t like to cook, didn’t think it was her job, so he learned how. She didn’t like to tidy up, and he was no Mr. Clean, but he gave it a go. She wanted him to be compliant, yet resilient, and he tried to be all of the things she wanted. He even pretty well achieved it. He’d come so far that he sent us all a poem about how to appease the women in his house, who wanted him to leave the toilet seat down, he learned to pee sitting down. What a mensch! Only, in the end, she tired of his acquiescence and left him for a belligerent roofer 10 years her junior.</p>
  • Fewer people are getting married because there’s a shortage of economically-stable [tr]

    09/06/2019 8:03:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 170 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 5, 2019 | Rachel Grumman Bender
    Marriage isn’t as popular as it once was. In fact, the marriage rate in the U.S. is the lowest it’s been in at least 150 years, reports PBS. A new study, published in the Journal of Marriage and Family, may have one explanation as to why: There aren’t enough “economically-attractive” men — ones with a good income and a stable job — for single women to marry. In the study, researchers examined couples in heterosexual marriages from 2008 to 2012 and 2013 to 2017, compiling character profiles (education and income levels) of the husbands. When they analyzed the pool of...
  • Sources: Omar's husband confirms she was married to her own brother

    09/04/2019 5:26:40 AM PDT · by libstripper · 78 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Sept. 3, 2019 | WND Staff
    The legal husband of U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and the father of her three children, Ahmed Hirsi, has confirmed to friends that the congresswoman married her brother in a fraudulent immigration scheme, according to sources who spoke to Powerline blogger Scott Johnson. Hirsi has said, however, that he did not know at the time that Omar was married to her brother, Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, Johnson wrote Tuesday.
  • A Mississippi wedding venue rejected an interracial couple, citing ‘Christian belief.’

    09/03/2019 5:28:06 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 95 replies
    Washington Post via MSN ^ | 9/3/19 | Allyson Chiu
    When LaKambria S. Welsch drove to Boone's Camp Event hall on Saturday, she was in search of an explanation. Welch told The Washington Post in an email that her brother and his finacee had recently been coordinating with the wedding venue in Booneville, Miss., about hosting their upcoming nuptials until they were informed that they were no longer welcome. Why? Welch said it's because her brother is black and his bride-to-be is white. In a now viral video shared to social media by Welch over the weekend, a woman identified as the event hall's owner can be seen telling the...