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  • And Now, the Throuple: Why Shouldn’t These Three Ladies Be Allowed to Marry Each Other if They Want?

    04/24/2014 7:48:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/24/2014 | Bryan Preston
    Doll, Brynn and Kitten (their real names as far as I know) live in Massachusetts. Despite the fact that Massachusetts legalized same-sex marriage via court edict years ago, it still oppresses those who wish for something more. Brynn and Doll dated for eight months before moving in together. Two years later, they purchased a house together. Having both enjoyed polygamous relationships before, Doll and Brynn looked for a third woman to join them. After a few failed liaisons, Doll and Brynn created an OKCupid couple’s profile. Eventually, they received a message from Kitten. Good ol’ OkCupid, flinging the arrows...
  • Just Say No- For white working-class women, it makes sense to stay single mothers.

    04/23/2014 3:09:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    Slate ^ | April 23, 2014 | Naomi Cahn and June Carbone
    ".......... Lily, just like better-off men and women, believes that marriage means an unqualified commitment to the other spouse. When you marry someone, you support him in hard times. You stick with him when he disappoints you. You visit him if he ends up in jail. And you encourage him to become an important part of your children’s lives. It’s just that Lily doesn’t believe that Carl is worth that commitment. Nor does she believe that she will meet someone who will meet her standards anytime soon, and the statistics back her up.The economy has changed. A higher percentage of...
  • Al Gore's youngest daughter Sarah, 35, gets remarried under an old pine tree

    04/23/2014 2:56:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 58 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | 4-23-14 | Meghan Keneally
    Al Gore's youngest daughter has gotten remarried under a historic tree in Santa Monica. Sarah Gore has a very casual outdoor service on Sunday morning outside a coffee shop with her famous father walking across a patch of grass that served as the makeshift aisle. Wearing a loose, off-white lace dress with bell sleeves, Sarah made her way towards her groom, realtor Patrick Maiani, who was waiting for her beside the outline of a heart in the shape of rose petals. The brief service was officiated by a female religious leader and attended by about a dozen invited guests. The...
  • Tired of Whining Homosexuals

    04/22/2014 6:15:18 PM PDT · by kathsua · 25 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | April 22, 2014 | Reasonmclucus
    I feel sorry for homosexuals because they are afflicted with a birth defect they seem unable to understand. However, I'm tired of them and their supporters harassing those who don't accept their peculiar social views. A growing body of scientific research indicates that homosexuals are born with the brain of one sex and the body of the other. A homosexual male's brain is similar to a heterosexual female's brain. A homosexual female's brain is similar to a heterosexual male's brain. In other words the people who think they are homosexuals are really transsexuals. Thus, homosexuality might be treatable with a...
  • Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

    04/20/2014 2:27:16 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 11 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | April 19, 2014 4:08 PM | AP
    A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart. Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, died at 92 on April 12. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died the next morning. "We knew when one went, the other was going to go," she said.
  • Jesus Had a Wife, and I’ve Met Her: We don’t need a papyrus scrap to tell us He was married.

    04/18/2014 6:24:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/18/2014 | Fr. Stephen Grunow
    Did Jesus have a wife? According to Karen L. King, an academic from Harvard, the answer might exist in the fragment of an ancient Coptic manuscript. On this slip of papyrus, Jesus is quoted as saying “my wife,” and because of that, King notes, “this fragment seems to be the first case where we have a married Jesus who appears to be affirming that women who are mothers and wives can be his disciples.” This story broke in 2012 and was immediately qualified by protests from other academics, who claimed the textual fragment King cited was likely a forgery. These...
  • 5 things to know about how Obama 'evolved' his support of same-sex marriage

    04/16/2014 11:29:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 4/16/14 | Mike Krumboltz, Yahoo News
    For years, when asked about his position on same-sex marriage, President Obama would say that it was "evolving." How that evolution occurred, and the insiders and outsiders who helped to push it along, is addressed in an in-depth article from journalist Jo Becker in the current New York Times Magazine. The article is an excerpt from Becker's book, “Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality," which hits shelves Tuesday. The excerpt includes many details on why the president changed his mind. There was a public push, of course, with national opinion shifting in favor of same-sex marriage, but...
  • Alabama Democrat: It’s OK for a Man to Marry a Mule

    04/16/2014 1:37:22 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 35 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | Apr 16, 2014 |
    Liberals always laugh at slippery slope arguments from conservatives who warn that the societal acceptance of homosexual “marriage” would lead to the acceptance of other grotesque practices like pedophilia and even bestiality. “That’s never happened in the past, and it will never happen in the future,” they assure us. But they have no standard of morality. They don’t even claim to have one. They don’t need a standard to tell them what’s permissible and what’s not. They just know that some things like homosexuality should be acceptable and other things like bestiality should not be permissible. -snip- Here’s Alabama Democratic...
  • [Actress Cameron] Diaz: Monogamy's for the birds

    04/14/2014 5:38:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 65 replies
    Prospective Cameron Diaz mates may want to pay close attention to the Charlie's Angels angel's chat with InStyle. "I don't know if anyone is really naturally monogamous," Diaz, 41, tells the mag. "We all have the same instincts as animals. But we live in a society where it's been ingrained in us to do these things."
  • Gay activists aim to shut down Oregon health food store over owner’s support for true marriage

    04/08/2014 4:17:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 75 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Kirsten Andersen
    PORTLAND, OR, April 8, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A soon-to-be opened natural foods store in Oregon is in danger of never opening its doors after homosexual activists publicized remarks its Mormon owner made online supporting true marriage and organized a boycott targeting not just the store, but its suppliers. Chauncy Childs had planned to open Moreland Farmers Pantry, an organic, locally-sourced grocery store, in the Sellwood neighborhood of Portland. But because of comments she made under a pseudonym during a discussion on Facebook last year in which she defended true marriage and said business owners should have the right to refuse...
  • National Organization for Marriage Says 'Marriage Debate Isn't Over': To March in Washington

    04/12/2014 11:18:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Chr | 04/12/2014 | BY MICHAEL GRYBOSKI
    The National Organization for Marriage, a nonprofit group that advocates for traditional marriage, is expecting tens of thousands of people from across the United States to join their June "March for Marriage" in Washington to "show the world that the marriage debate isn't over." Christopher Plante, spokesman for NOM, told The Christian Post that the June 19 march is being held in part "to show the world, the media, members of Congress and the Supreme Court that the marriage debate is not over." "There is a huge groundswell of popular support, popular belief in traditional marriage. And despite what the...
  • ‘NewsOne Now’ Panel: Has the LGBT Lobby Gone Too Far?

    04/09/2014 11:30:39 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Newsone ^ | Apr 7, 2014
    Just ten days after becoming CEO of web company Mozilla, Brendan Eich resigned after drawing the ire of LGBT advocates. In 2008, Eich donated money to the Proposition 8 campaign, an effort around legislation to make same-sex marriage illegal in California. When he was announced as the new Mozilla head, members of the LGBT community and even Mozilla employees expressed their dissatisfaction through social media and called for Eich’s resignation. Many have since spoken out against the backlash calling it unfair. On Monday’s “NewsOne Now,” Roland Martin was joined by a panel of guests to discuss the news, whether the...
  • GAY MARRIAGE: The Mason-Dixon Line of Tolerance

    04/08/2014 3:11:27 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 6 replies
    Dignitas Tea Party News ^ | April 8, 2014 | Paul Winters
    The recent ousting of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich highlights not just the huge cultural divide on the gay marriage debate, but our nation's dangerous misunderstanding of the term "tolerance." Tolerance is an absolute necessity in any free society. As defined by Merriam-Webster, tolerance is the willingness to accept feelings, habits, or beliefs that are different from your own. As we live in a society of more than 300 million diverse individuals, this is an essential nature to ensure domestic tranquility. The entire concept of liberty depends on each and every one of us accept that there are beliefs, attitudes and...
  • Gingrich says Mozilla ousting just the 'most open, blatant example of the new fascism'

    04/07/2014 11:16:41 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 50 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | April 7, 2014 | Joe Saunders
    Newt Gingrich laid it out perfectly on Sunday. The forced ouster of Mozilla co-founder and CEO Brendan Eich this week was a sign of the "new fascism" of liberalism that's sweeping American life. "People need to realize, if you're a young faculty member, in a lot of places if you're a young member of a news department and you have the wrong views – meaning conservative – you have no career," Gingrich said on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos." "This is just the most open and blatant example of the new fascism, which says, 'if you don't agree with us...
  • Obama @ Saddleback Church -Defines Marriage (Flashback!)

    04/07/2014 11:28:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 112 replies
    youtube ^ | Aug 20, 2008 | deltaman099xyz
    At the Saddleback Civil Forum, Barack Obama addressed his definition of marriage. While he said he believes that marriage is a union between a man and a woman, he also said that he would not support a Constitutional definition of marriage as so. His argument is that marriage has not been defined by the federal government, traditionally. He said that it is up to the states to decide
  • How you can push back against Mozilla/Firefox's gay marriage thuggery

    04/07/2014 7:04:06 AM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies
    NC Register ^ | April 7, 2014 | Jimmy Akin
    Snip What You Can Do It is important that people give Mozilla pushback--and a lot of it--because the less people suffer the consequences of this kind of behavior, the more it will be invited in the future. You want Christians to experience a new and even worse persecution than what they're facing now? Do nothing. You want to fight back? Here's what you can do . . .   1) Mozilla has a web page where you can leave feedback on its Firefox browser. THAT WEB PAGE IS HERE. At the time of this writing, the feedback in the last...
  • Emirati Wives in Bad Health Ask Husbands to Marry Again… But the Husbands Refuse

    04/06/2014 3:44:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, April 06, 2014
    Two Emirati wives suffering from serious illnesses set an example of love and sacrifice when they asked their husbands to marry again. Their husbands were equally loving and sacrificial and rejected their wives’ requests. The two separate cases have been handled by Dubai’s government family guidance centre which said it was struck by such mutual feelings. The first case involved a woman who is suffering from cancer and wanted her husband to have another wife after she felt she no longer can please her husband. “She came to us after she failed to persuade her husband to marry. She said...
  • Owner's anti-gay views cause furor over soon-to-open Sellwood grocery store (OR)

    04/04/2014 6:12:36 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 43 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 04/03/2014 | Harry Esteve
    Another controversy has erupted over a Sellwood-Moreland business, this one over the owner’s views on gays and same-sex marriage. Facebook and other social media sites have exploded over a soon-to-open fresh meat and vegetable store called Moreland Farmers Pantry. Neighbors and nearby business owners, once excited by the prospect of the new shop, are now backing away. “They’re choosing to open a business in a very open-minded neighborhood,” said Tom Brown, owner of Brown Properties and president of the Sellwood Moreland Business Alliance. “I think their personal views are going to hurt.”
  • Surprising Lessons from Marriages in the Early Church versus Pagan Marriages

    04/03/2014 2:51:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    EWTN ^ | April 3, 2014 | Francis Dolores
    The Church has been under attack lately because of its defense of traditional marriage. Not surprisingly, articles in the secular media mostly present arguments against traditional marriage. As a result, few people, including many Catholics, understand the reasons behind Church teaching. Do you? You'll be able to say "I do" after watching "Transforming Witness: Marriage in the Early Church," the latest episode in the "Franciscan University Presents" series. Join Mike Aquilina, Michael Harmon, Dr. Regis Martin, and Dr. Scott Hahn as they compare the Judeo-Christian approach to marriage with that of the pagan cultures of that time. Find out...
  • World Vision Board Member Resigns Over Gay Uproar

    04/03/2014 12:58:09 PM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    AP ^ | April 3, 2014 | Staff
    World Vision board member has resigned in protest after the Christian aid group quickly reversed its decision to hire employees in same-sex marriages. Jacquelline Fuller, director of corporate giving for Google Inc., said in an email Wednesday to The Associated Press that she remains a "huge fan" of the group's work on behalf of the poor, but she resigned Friday "as I disagreed with the decision to exclude gay employees who marry."
  • Brendan Eich Steps Down as Mozilla CEO (The New Blacklist)

    04/03/2014 12:56:17 PM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    The Mozilla Blog (Official Blog of Mozilla) ^ | April 4, 2014 | Mitchell Baker,
    Mozilla prides itself on being held to a different standard and, this past week, we didn’t live up to it. We know why people are hurt and angry, and they are right: it’s because we haven’t stayed true to ourselves. We didn’t act like you’d expect Mozilla to act. We didn’t move fast enough to engage with people once the controversy started. We’re sorry. We must do better. Brendan Eich has chosen to step down from his role as CEO. He’s made this decision for Mozilla and our community. Mozilla believes both in equality and freedom of speech. Equality is...
  • Group intervening in Fla. gay marriage lawsuits [Black & Hispanic Christians Fight Sodomy]

    04/03/2014 4:26:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    chron.com ^ | 4/3/14
    The group that pushed Florida's constitutional amendment banning gay marriage is intervening in lawsuits filed by gay couples that raise challenges... Florida Family Policy Council officials said Wednesday they would seek to preserve the constitutional amendment approved by more than 62 percent of voters... A coalition of black and Hispanic civil rights groups and pastors is also defending Florida's constitutional ban.
  • A “Marriage Spring?” —Like the Arab Spring?

    03/28/2014 4:15:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    Recently, I was a panelist on MSNBC. The topic was same sex marriage. A fellow panelist called for a Marriage Spring. We know what that means. Or we think we do. The unmarriage advocate wants us to hurry up and overthrow the existing order. Do it as the Arab Street has been doing it: Assemble a vast mass of people entering the square to insist on change. Demand an end to an oppressive old order. And it will all happen with stunning suddenness—just as the winds of change have blown through the Arab world. Or so they say. We all...
  • Is This the Future of Same-Sex Marriage for Evangelicals?

    03/25/2014 1:59:06 PM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 36 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 25 March 2014 | Brantly Millegan
    The U.S. branch of the evangelical humanitarian aid organization World Vision announced this week that it will no longer bar its employees from being in same-sex marriages. Employees are still barred from having sex outside of marriage, but “marriage” will now include marriages between people of the same sex. World Vision U.S. president Richard Stearns tells Christianity Today the change is “not an endorsement of same-sex marriage,” but it’s hard to read it any other way. It’s certainly a disappointing loss for supporters of traditional marriage, but I’m not surprised, and here’s why. "I think you have to be neutral...
  • Hobby Lobby case fuels bigotry: Column (Gay Epis Bishop strikes again)

    03/25/2014 12:00:46 PM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    USA Today (title and link only) | March 24, 2014 | Bishop Gene Robinson
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/03/24/hobby-lobby-obamacare-contraception-supreme-court-column/6838853/
  • Rick Snyder will abide by Marriage Ruling [takes no position on same sex marriage]

    03/25/2014 7:52:28 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/24/2014 | Maggie Haberman
    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said he will follow however a federal judge rules on the legality of same-sex marriages in his state, and insisted he has never taken a public position on the issue.Snyder made the comments at a Bloomberg View forum with reporters in Manhattan on Monday, as gay couples who married in the last few days awaited clarity after a federal judge put a temporary hold on a ruling overturning Michigan’s ban on gay marriage.
  • Meet the Gay Priest Getting Married (CoE)

    03/25/2014 6:00:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | March 24, 2014 | Nico Hines
    A prolific thief broke into the vestry of a North London church; grabbed the weekly collection, an iPhone and some silver, and began his getaway. He pushed past a female curate and raced towards the exit, but Father Andrew Cain got to the doorway first. Tall and broad-chested, he bellowed: “Get on your knees!” The ecclesiastical citizen’s arrest was widely celebrated in Britain at the time. Two years later, Cain is about to make headlines again, but this time his career is hanging in the balance. Defying the church’s orders, he will become the first Church of England clergyman to...
  • Gay couples wed across Michigan in 24 hours same-sex marriage was legal (Stay issued)

    03/23/2014 12:33:09 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 26 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | March 23, 2014 | Khalil AlHajal
    PONTIAC, MI -- It was fun while it lasted for hundreds of gay Michigan couples who got married Saturday. With a voter-approved ban against same-sex nuptials out of the way for about 24 hours, couples rushed to tie the knot in four Michigan counties where clerks held special weekend hours to issue marriage licenses. But an appeals court put a stop to the immediate wedding planning, issuing a temporary stay of U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman's Friday ruling that called the Michigan Marriage Act unconstitutional. Friedman issued a decision that rejected all of the state's arguments that voters made a...
  • Father, Forgive Them! {A Look at the Hurt of Divorce and Forgiveness]

    03/22/2014 3:41:12 PM PDT · by Salvation · 19 replies
    WAU.org ^ | 03-14 | WAU
    Father, Forgive Them! Jesus shows us the way to forgive. When Peter asked Jesus how many times he had to forgive someone who sinned against him, Jesus told him, “seventy-seven times,” a Semitic way of saying something like “every time, every day, for the rest of your life” (Matthew 18:21). But sometimes the pain of what has happened to us is so deep that we wonder if we will ever be able to forgive.That’s where Linda was—bitter, broken, and unable to forgive her former husband. And she’s not alone. Think of the mother whose young daughter was sexually abused...
  • Irreplaceable Trailer [Documentary details the need for Traditional Marriage]

    03/22/2014 12:38:12 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/28/14
    Get tickets to see Irreplaceable, on sale now at http://goo.gl/aX3qEN. A one night event May 6th to explore the question "what is family?"
  • Feminists Outraged Over New Book by ‘Princeton Mom’

    03/22/2014 8:48:53 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 61 replies
    thecollegefix.com ^ | 3-13-2014 | Nathan Harden
    Susan Patton, aka “The Princeton Mom” has finally released her book, Marry Smart, based on the controversial letter she published last year in The Daily Princetonian, which advised young women to focus on finding a husband while in college. Liberal feminists hate the book. I mean, they just hate it. Which makes me want to read it, actually. Anyway, Patton generates so much wrath because she points out one of the big lies behind modern feminism. The lie is this: that to be successful and happy you need to focus on your career and not marriage or children throughout your...
  • Canon Law and Fraudulent Marriages

    03/21/2014 3:58:59 AM PDT · by Weiss White · 10 replies
    Canon Law Made Easy ^ | March 20, 2014 | Cathy Caridi, J.C.L.
    Q: My fiancée and I attended a marriage-prep class in our diocese, and one of the speakers said something we didn’t fully understand. First he urged us to be open and honest with each other about our past lives, not hiding anything from one another, which made basic sense to us. But then he mentioned that we need to do this because otherwise our marriage could be null. We’ve known each other since childhood anyway, so it’s a moot point for us. Later on, though, we were wondering if telling your future spouse every single little thing about you is...
  • Man's law vs God's Law

    03/19/2014 9:24:38 AM PDT · by chuckles · 16 replies
    vanity | 03/18/2014 | Chuckles
    A few weeks back, I was able to give a message at my church on Wed. night. The Spirit had been working on me for weeks and I couldn't even sleep thinking God had given me a warning about our country. The image was so vivid, It actually frightened me about a man walking a tightrope, shaking his fist at God. I decided to write this down from recollection of my notes. I was sick of being told I couldn't judge or I would be judged, and politics have no place in church. I think many preachers keep quiet to...
  • [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus] Synod 2014 on marriage: Lots of smoke, but hardly any mirrors

    03/19/2014 5:05:05 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 8 replies
    CatholicCulture.org ^ | March 17, 2014 | Dr. Jeff Mirus
    In my last Insights message, I prophesied that the media furor over divorce, remarriage, and the sacraments in the Catholic Church would not result, at the 2014 Extraordinary Synod and thereafter, in the same sort of breakdown in Catholic discipline that followed Vatican II (closing in 1965) and Humanae Vitae (promulgated in 1968). One reason I gave is that it is not the 1960s any more. This was shorthand for saying that the world and the Church are no longer teetering over the same precipice. The world has already fallen over, and the Church —-- in the light of Christ...
  • Stanford Traditional Marriage Event Deemed ‘Hate Speech,’ Denied Funding

    03/15/2014 12:22:39 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 39 replies
    The College Fix ^ | March 14, 2014 | Jennifer Kabbany
    An upcoming conference organized by Stanford University’s Anscombe Society called “Communicating Values: Marriage, Family & the Media” has been dubbed “hate speech” by the college’s graduate-level student government, which refused to allow any of its student fee-funded budget to support the event. The Anscombe Society is a conservative student group centered around traditional marriage and family values; it also encourages chastity, and tackles subjects such as sexual integrity and pornography.
  • Killing Christianity with Sex

    03/15/2014 12:00:00 PM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 24 replies
    The New American ^ | 11 March 2014 | Selwyn Duke
    In recent times, there has been a development quite odd and unprecedented in the annals of the sexual “revolution.” When America’s traditional sexual mores started to break down, it always took the form of slouching toward “tolerance.” For example, consider fornication. Two unmarried opposite-sex individuals cohabitating was once known as “living in sin” and was not something any couple could do in their community. But as pedophile Alfred Kinsey’s fraudulent science and the phenomenon whereby, as Confucius said, no one likes “virtue as much as sex” eroded moral barriers, this started to change. And then one thing led to another,...
  • Dubai-Based Indian Groom's Wedding Called Off Over 'Wrong' Biryani

    03/14/2014 2:24:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, March 14, 2014
    =A wedding was called off in the Indian city of Bangalore over serving the wrong biryani (a meat and rice dish). The groom of the wedding that did not happen, works in Dubai. The groom's family wanted to be served mutton/lamb biryani during the wedding. However, they were served chicken biryani and the switch infuriated them, which led to a massive falling out between the two groups and finally the wedding was called off by the fiesty bride, according to a report in The Times of India. The marriage could not take place in the mosque in Bangalore even though...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: MARRIAGE, 03-14-14

    Featured Term (selected at random:MARRIAGE As a natural institution, the lasting union of a man and a woman who agree to give and receive rights over each other for the performance of the act of generation and for the fostering of their mutual love. The state of marriage implies four chief conditions: 1. there must be a union of opposite sexes; it is therefore opposed to all forms of unnatural, homosexual behavior; 2. it is a permanent union until the death of either spouse; 3. it is an exclusive union, so that extramarital acts are a violation of justice; and...
  • A Conservative Case for Marriage Equality and Zots

    03/13/2014 3:56:08 PM PDT · by Aqua Buddhist · 139 replies
    The Princeton Tory ^ | February 11, 2014 | Evan Draim
    Within a few days, a federal district judge in my home-state of Virginia will likely rule on the constitutionality of the commonwealth’s Marshall-Newman Amendment, which only permits marriage between one man and one woman. Frankly, as a conservative Republican and as a Christian, I hope that the amendment is struck down. Republicans value marriage so highly because it encourages people to live according to conservative values. For instance, by enabling two people to share resources, marriage makes couples more financially secure, thereby reducing their dependence on government. In addition, marriage binds people into permanent, monogamous relationships, enabling couples to more...
  • 8 reasons why New York women can’t get a husband

    03/13/2014 10:30:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 104 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 12, 2014 | Jane Ridley
    Last year, Susan Patton, a Princeton grad and the mother of two sons at the elite college, outraged feminists when she wrote an open letter to the Daily Princetonian telling female students to find a husband on campus before they graduate. The red alert — which argued that these Ivy League college girls “would never again be surrounded by this concentration of men who would be worthy of you” — went viral with more than 100 million hits. ... even in the dog-eat-dog dating jungle that is New York, there is hope for single career women between the ages of...
  • British woman marries her dog, confesses: ‘I’m totally her b---h’

    03/12/2014 2:05:40 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 63 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 3-11-14 | Joel Landau
    A British woman says she has finally found the true meaning of marriage now that she has divorced her husband and married her dog. Amanda Rodgers and her dog/wife Sheba appeared on British television's ITV's "This Morning" Tuesday to discuss why she decided to wed her pet in a ceremony attended by 200 people in Croatia last week, reports the Mirror. "She was two weeks old and she was new to the world — but I fell in love with her," Rodgers, 47, told the show's hosts. "I knew that we were meant to be." RELATED: BRAZILIAN MAN PLANS TO...
  • Ryan T. Anderson on “True Marriage Equality: Man and Woman” [Video]

    03/11/2014 2:35:02 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 2/27/14 | Ryan T. Anderson
    Ryan T. Anderson recently lectured at Union University on the nature of marriage and the consequences for redefining it. The lecture begins around the 7:15 mark... Here is his argument in a nutshell: Marriage is based on: the truth that men and women are complementary, the biological fact that reproduction depends on a man and a woman, and the reality that children need a mother and a father. Redefining marriage does not simply expand the existing understanding of marriage; it rejects these truths. Marriage is society’s least restrictive means of ensuring the well-being of children. By encouraging the norms of...
  • Dr. Ben Carson at CPAC: "I will continue to defy the P.C. police" [Marriage]

    03/11/2014 3:22:08 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    At CPAC this past weekend, Dr. Ben Carson gave a rousing speech to those in attendance in which he defiantly declared his support for marriage despite the "P.C. police" who he says try to silence that point of view. Here's a snippet of what he had to say [emphasis added]: As you know, I am not a fan of political correctness; I hate political correctness. I will continue ... [applause] I will continue to defy the P.C. police [cheers] who have tried in many cases to shut me up. You know, I actually find them pretty amusing. [Laughter] You know?...
  • '19 Kids and Counting' stars: We won't kiss until marriage

    03/10/2014 5:23:10 PM PDT · by workerbee · 33 replies
    Fox ^ | 3/10/14
    The teenage girls in the Duggar family aren’t just waiting for marriage to have sex, they’ve vowed not to have their first kisses until their wedding days. In their new book, “Growing Up Duggar,” Jill, Jessa, Jana and Jinger Duggar, of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting,” divulge their rules of “courtship,” and what it’s like being from such a large family. “The message that we are really trying to relay is just to give girls—which is our main audience—just the tips and the things that we’ve learned through life and what our parents have raised us just believing,” Jana told...
  • United Methodist Bishop drops all charges..calls for end of “disciplining”..who perform gay weddings

    03/10/2014 12:24:11 PM PDT · by C19fan · 86 replies
    Patheos ^ | March 10, 2014 | John Shore
    Last October Dr. Thomas Ogletree (above), a clergyman in the United Methodist Church (UMC), performed the wedding ceremony for his gay son. UMC pastors are not supposed to marry gay couples, family members or otherwise. They’re instead supposed to believe what their Book of Discipline (which is to the UMC what, say, the Tax Code Book is to the IRS) tells them to believe, which is that “homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching.” ....................................................... So guess what happened this morning instead of the trial of Thomas Ogletree? The UMC bishop overseeing the trial dropped all charges against the pastor. And...
  • Polygamous family with five wives and 24 CHILDREN says their new reality show is as liberating as..

    03/10/2014 5:45:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    AP ^ | March 10, 2014 | Staff
    The newest Utah polygamous family featured in a reality TV show says sharing their story with a wide audience has been liberating. Brady Williams and his five wives were a bit apprehensive ahead of the airing of a pilot episode in September, but they said this week an interview with The Associated Press that it felt liberating to be open about who they are and what they believe. 'It really is like coming out of the closet,' said Brady Williams, 43. 'It's very liberating.'
  • How Jesus is Being Denied ...

    I am re-running an article I did two years ago, because the following story Evangelical Pastor Turns Pro-GAy illustrates my warning that there are many within evangelicalism who are not prepared to stand and bear witness to the Biblical teaching of marriage, in the face of the coming onslaught of propaganda and emotional bullying on the issue of ‘gay’ marriage. But of course He doesn’t do the decent thing and resign the church to follow his new convictions. Read the article and weep, as the ‘Pastor’ is applauded for seeking to bring the church into His new (Heretical) “compassion”. (It...
  • My Five Wives: The Push to Normalize, and then Legalize, Polygamy is On

    03/08/2014 11:18:52 AM PST · by NYer · 54 replies
    Public Catholic ^ | March 6, 2014 | Rebecca Hamilton
    First it was Big Love and its top tier talent. Then it was Sister Wives.Now, weÂ’ve got My Five Wives from TLC.The commentary that IÂ’ve seen on this show so far has been unalloyed promotion of polygamy. There are no complicating questions or even allusions to hint at a darker side of the misogynist practice of polygamy. ItÂ’s sell job, flat out.I also havenÂ’t heard a nay-saying word from the sisters in the feminist tier. All is silent on the feminist front as the mainlining of uncritical acceptance of polygamy to the American public moves forward.The polygamous My Five Wives...
  • CPAC MAKES NO ROOM FOR PRO-LIFE PANEL

    03/08/2014 4:57:24 AM PST · by rhema · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/5/14 | Austin Ruse
    Pro-life leaders have noticed that not a single panel or specific speaker on life issues has been scheduled for the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), which is supposed to be the preeminent annual gathering of conservatives in America. Pro-lifers note there are important panels on the IRS scandal, immigration, Common Core, privacy, gun control, and criminal justice reform--issues in which pro-lifers would be keenly interested. Pro-lifers generally pride themselves on being “full spectrum conservatives”; that is, supporters of the three-legged stool: economics, national security, and moral issues. So they would not complain about panels covering these issues. But they note...
  • Can We Have a Priest and a Non-Catholic Minister at Our Wedding?

    03/07/2014 2:59:34 AM PST · by Weiss White · 20 replies
    Canon Law Made Easy ^ | March 6, 2014 | Cathy Caridi, J.C.L.
    Q1: I’m Catholic and my fiancé is from a devout Lutheran family. They weren’t too pleased when I told them our wedding has to take place in a Catholic church…. Is it permissible for us under canon law to have a wedding ceremony in my parish church, and have his Lutheran minister “co-marry” us there, alongside the Catholic priest? I asked my pastor and he said no, but I couldn’t tell if he refused because that’s actually the law, or if he just didn’t like the idea. –Christina Q2: My Jewish girlfriend and I want to get married, and both...