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  • Alabama House Committee Passes Bill Eliminating Government Marriage Licensing

    04/27/2016 7:45:24 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 57 replies
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | 21 April 2016
    On Wednesday, an important House committee passed a bill that would abolish marriage licenses in Alabama and effectively nullify both sides of the contentious debate on same-sex marriage. If passed into law, the bill would essentially remove the state from the business of marriage. Sen. Greg Albritton (R-Bay Minette) introduced Senate Bill 143 (SB143) in February, where it was passed by a 23-3 vote last month.. The legislation would abolish all requirements to obtain a marriage license in Alabama. Instead, probate judges would simply record civil contracts of marriage between two individuals based on signed affidavits. All requirements to obtain...
  • How Elton John has Changed Marriage

    04/27/2016 3:51:38 PM PDT · by fwdude · 56 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | Apr 27, 2016 | Michael Cook
    Unless you live under a rock in a very shady part of the forest or in England or Wales, you have no doubt heard of the peculiar domestic arrangements of the worlds most famous gay marriage. The British musician Elton John and his husband David Furnish, who married last December after several years in a civil partnership, have been in tabloid headlines around the world after revelations that Mr Furnish has been involved in trysts with other men. Except, however, in England and Wales, where publication of anything about the sordid affair has been gagged.
  • Child Brides Break Down When Forced to Marry Police looking for parents who are on the run

    04/23/2016 7:21:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, April 22, 2016
    Police looking for parents who are on the runChild brides break down in tears as they are forced to marry boys of mass Indian wedding ceremony. (YouTube) A mass child marriage ceremony has been captured on camera - showing young brides crying as they are forced to wed. In the video that has been circulated on social media, a girl of around 10-years-old is seen crying and pleading for help as her father as he rags her to the ceremony. In another clip a priest - conducting the Hindu ritual - is also seen scolding the children for crying. In...
  • Bai Macfarlane, divorced 2005, on Live Radio Thurs 5 pm Eastern

    04/20/2016 8:26:53 PM PDT · by Bai Macfarlane · 4 replies
    Mary's Advocates ^ | April 20, 2016 | Bai Macfarlane
    Drew Mariani - Relevant Radio, Thursday 5 pm Eastern I'm scheduled for interview live with Drew Mariani at 5 pm Eastern tomorrow, Thursday, April 21. We'll be talking about Mary's Advocates efforts to ask the Church to work to prevent divorce from happening in the first place. The Catechism and the Code of Canon Law are my primary resources. Pope Francis' exhortation on the family, Amortia Leatitia, helps too. If you have a question or can share your own experience (good or bad) about the Church helping to keep a marriage together, give us a call (1-877-766-3777). See list of...
  • The Blessing of an Excellent Wife

    04/20/2016 1:56:04 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | 4/20/16 | Steven Lawson
    Few influences affect a man’s heart for God more than his wife, for better or for worse. She will either encourage his spiritual devotion to the Lord or she will hinder it. She will either enlarge his passion for God or she will pour cold water on it. What kind of wife encourages her husband’s spiritual growth? Proverbs 31:10–31 provides a profile of the wife who is worthy of her husband’s trust. Such a wife is the embodiment of true wisdom from God, causing the husband to confide in her with complete trust.“An excellent wife who can find? She is...
  • Child brides break down in tears as they are forced to marry boys in secret footage of mass [tr]

    04/20/2016 8:25:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 20, 2016 | Charnamrit Sachdeva
    A mass child marriage ceremony in India has been captured on camera - showing young brides crying as they are forced to wed. The heartbreaking video was taken in Chittorgarh, a city in Rajasthan, northern India, a state in the country that is prevalent for child marriages. In one clip a young girl of around ten-years-old is desperately crying and pleading for help as her father drags her around the customary ceremony.
  • Polygamy Is Constitutional. Here's Why. [Bloomberg Link Only]

    04/14/2016 6:43:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Bloomberg [Link only] ^ | April 14, 2016 | Noah Feldman
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  • Norway's Lutheran church votes in favor of same-sex marriage

    04/13/2016 6:22:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 11, 2016 | Gwladys Fouche
    Norway's Lutheran Church voted on Monday in favor of allowing same-sex marriage, becoming the latest of a small but growing number of churches worldwide to do so. Last year the French Protestant Church allowed gay marriage blessings, while the U.S. Presbyterian Church approved a change in the wording of its constitution to include same-sex marriage.
  • The Bigger Problems of Georgias Governor Nathan Deal

    04/10/2016 7:11:30 PM PDT · by DWW1990 · 13 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 4/10/2016 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    The Governor of my home state of Georgia, Nathan Deal, has been soundly, and frequently, taken to task for his recent Craven Capitulation on religious liberty. I dont wish to rehash the merits of the very weak bill Deal rejected (it only protected churches, religious schools, and integrated auxiliaries), nor do I wish to highlight again the rampant ignorance and hypocrisy of those who lobbied Deal to veto religious liberty in Georgia. What I would like to do here is give some explanation as to why I believe Deal caved on the defining moral issue of his governorship.
  • Mississippi governor signs law that allows businesses to refuse service to gay couples

    04/05/2016 11:46:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 5, 2016 | Jenny Jarvie
    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a controversial bill into law on Tuesday that could allow businesses and government workers to deny services to lesbian and gay couples. Bryant said in a statement that he was signing HB 1523 to protect sincerely held religious beliefs and moral convictions of individuals, organizations and private associations from discriminatory action by state government or its political subdivisions.
  • The GOPs (other) convention nightmare [Gay Marriage]

    04/04/2016 1:01:46 PM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | April 4, 2016 | Alex Isenstadt
    Republicans, already girding for their most tumultuous convention in decades, now have another fight brewing: a divisive battle over gay marriage on the partys official national platform. Its an issue that drives intense passion, and one that splits the mainstream and evangelical wings of the GOP. With the convention less than four months away, both sides are mobilizing in anticipation of a bitter clash over whether the party should embrace a more moderate approach to gay nuptials, in keeping with a public that is more open to it, or maintain the hard line the partys base demands.
  • Georgia governor vetoes religious exemptions bill on gay marriage

    03/28/2016 9:22:46 AM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | March 28, 2016
    ATLANTA (AP) Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday said he will veto legislation shielding opponents of same-sex marriage, after a groundswell of opposition from companies threatening to boycott the state if it became law.The Republican announced his decision during a news conference in his office at the Georgia Capitol, saying, I have examined the protections that this bill proposes to provide to the faith based community and I can find no examples of any of those circumstances occurring in our state."Deal added, I do not think that we have to discriminate against anyone to protect the faith-based community in...
  • Marriage Is Declining Because Men Are Pigs

    03/25/2016 6:07:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 167 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | March 24, 2016 | Kevin Drum
    Over at the Washington Monthly, Anne Kim muses on the spectacular decline in marriage over the past few decades: The seeming decline of marriage includes one major caveat: educated elites. When it comes to marriage, divorce, and single motherhood, the 1950s never ended for college-educated Americans, and for college-educated women in particular....The
  • Ignorance and Hypocrisy Abound over Georgias Religious Liberty Bill

    03/22/2016 6:03:16 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 4 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 3/22/2016 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    I suppose none of us should be surprised that the apologists for homosexuality are also capable of rampant and unrepentant hypocrisy. Nevertheless, the duplicity recently on display in Georgia belongs in the hypocrisy hall of fame. After the U.S. Supreme Courts infamous Obergefell decision, and after previous efforts at a religious liberty bill failed, and in order to protect its citizens from the militant homosexual agenda, legislators in Georgia felt renewed urgency to join over 30 other U.S. states which have similar religious liberty legislation or provisions.
  • Federal judge upholds Puerto Rico's same-sex marriage ban

    03/15/2016 6:05:56 AM PDT · by cll · 13 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 3/15/2016 | John Hicap
    A U.S. federal judge has upheld Puerto Rico's ban on same-sex marriage and ruled that the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling last year that legalised gay marriage does not apply to Puerto Rico since it is an "unincorporated territory" and not a U.S. state. In his decision, U.S. District Court Judge Juan Perez-Gimenez wrote, "One might be tempted to assume that the constant reference made to the 'States' in Obergefell includes the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Yet, it is not the role of this court to venture into such an interpretation." He said, "For the foregoing reasons, the court concludes that...
  • Man Jailed for Unfaithful Egypt Wives Facebook Comment

    03/14/2016 1:20:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway
    Al Arabiya ^ | Saturday, 12 March 2016
    Work started on Thursday for the installation of the worlds largest folding umbrella in the northern courtyard of the Grand Mosque in Makkah. This is the first of the eight high-tech giant umbrellas and 54 small ones to be installed in the Grand Mosque in the coming six months. Being manufactured in Germany, each canopy will consist of a giant clock, screens of guidelines for worshippers, air-conditioners, and surveillance cameras. Each umbrella will have a height of 45 meters and weigh 16 tons. It will give shade to an area of 2,400 square meters when open. Some 25 engineers, specialist...
  • Alabama Supreme Court tells Supreme Court to Take a Hike on Marriage Opinion

    03/09/2016 5:07:21 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 81 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 3/7/2016 | Tim Brown
    On Friday, the Alabama Supreme Court rejected the US Supreme Court's marriage opinion and basically told them to take a hike in favor of following the Alabama Constitution and Alabama law. On March 4, 2016, the Alabama Supreme Court ordered that all probate judges cease and desist in issuing marriage licenses to sodomies. The court issued its 170-page ruling in favor of Petition for Mandamus by Liberty Counsel. Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel said, "The ruling last year by the Alabama Supreme Court was historic, and is one of the most researched and well-reasoned opinions on marriage...
  • COURT RULES CHURCH CAN FIRE OPEN HOMOSEXUALS

    03/01/2016 4:36:35 AM PST · by NYer · 39 replies
    Church Militant ^ | February 26, 2016 | Bradley Eli, M.Div., MA.Th.
    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (ChurchMilitant.com) - A Missouri state court has ruled in favor of the diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, upholding its right to fire an employee who publicly contracted a so-called gay marriage, as it opposes Church teaching. Before being hired by the diocese as director of social ministries at St. Francis Xavier Parish in 2013, Colleen Simon informed the director of religious education she was a lesbian and was told then that would not bar her from being employed there. But when an article in the Kansas City Star's 816 Magazine broke the story of her so-called marriage to...
  • Why Women Proposing Is Still Rare

    02/29/2016 6:18:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 25, 2016 | Alix Strauss
    When uttered by a man, the words will you marry me serve to signal a tradition that is both widely accepted and ages old. Having the same spoken by a woman however except in a leap year like 2016, when an old Irish tradition of having the woman ask is known to emerge are still surprisingly rare. Legend has it that The Ladies Privilege, as it was known then, originated in the fifth century, with an Irish nun later known as St. Brigid. Through her intervention it was decided that on Feb. 29, women would be given the...
  • British Muslim girls being forced into marriage via internet

    02/28/2016 5:36:20 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 15 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Feb 28, 2016 | staff
    Minor Muslim girls in the UK as young as 11 are being forced to marry men living abroad via the internet notwithstanding a ban on forced marriage in the country. Imams in the UK and abroad have been conducting ceremonies using Skype -- so girls can be married remotely before "being put on a plane and consummating the marriage at the earliest opportunity", according to Freedom, a charity. The marriage is often conducted with the promise of a visa to the UK for their new husband, it said.
  • Mixed marriages are changing the way we think about our race

    02/18/2016 6:21:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 17, 2016 | Jeff Guo
    For all the talk about immigrants refusing to embrace American ways — a defining controversy of this GOP presidential race — the evidence has been scant. The National Academies of Sciences deflated most of the myths in a definitive report last year. Today’s immigrants are more educated and better English speakers than their predecessors, and they are far less likely to commit a crime compared to the native-born. They are quickly becoming part of American communities.
  • Marriage According to 10 Couples

    02/14/2016 3:45:58 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    Aletelia ^ | February 14, 2016 | ANNA ZUNIGA
    This Valentine's Day I wanted to dive deeper than the box of chocolates. I asked some of my favorite couples, who have been married from a range of less than a year to 30-plus years, a few questions about marriage. Read these when you have a chance to soak them in ... some really good words I will be trying to bring to fruition in my own life!What is one way you work on keeping your marriage strong?"Marriage is about choosing love whether or not you feel it. Feelings are temperamental, but the decision to choose love every day...
  • 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
    Newsy.com ^ | 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 Thomas.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com>> ^ | 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
    TedCruz.org ^ | 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...