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  • Lesbian couple battered son ... his heart ruptured Social services ... case went off the radar

    05/31/2016 8:12:41 PM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 1, 2016 | David Wilkes and Rachel Watson
    [Liam Fee]'s mother Rachel and her lesbian partner Nyomi were able to carry out two years of sustained attacks on the toddler and two other boys as social services repeatedly failed to act. The pairs depraved abuse included: * Imprisoning one boy in a cage made from a fire guard, using cable ties to bind his hands behind his back; * Tying another boy naked to a chair in a dark room with nine snakes and several rats, forcing him to eat his own vomit and telling him a boa constrictor ate naughty little boys; * Forcing the youngsters to...
  • What the dead can teach us about cowardice and weakness

    05/31/2016 7:21:31 PM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 2 replies
    Australian Christian Lobby ^ | June 1, 2016 | Lyle Shelton (Australian Christian Lobby)
    "Changing the definition of marriage to entrench motherless and fatherlessness in public policy and teaching our kids their gender is fluid should be opposed...The cowardice and weakness of Australia's 'gatekeepers' is causing unthinkable things to happen, just as unthinkable things happened in Germany in the 1930s." Mr Shelton began the post by declaring he loved to read obituaries in The Economist, specifically one published last week on the late German-born historian Fritz Stern. According to the obituary, Stern argued the rise of Adolf Hitler owed less to the Fuhrer's personality cult and more to the failure of Germany's 'gatekeepers' to...
  • Children of married parents have highest self-esteem, says new research

    05/30/2016 12:44:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 02:03 EST, 30 May 2016 | Vanessa Allen
    Children whose parents are married have significantly higher self-esteem, according to research unveiled yesterday. Teenagers of married couples were more confident than those in single-parent families or youngsters whose parents lived together in a stable long-term relationship, it found. Overall, boys with married parents had the highest self-esteem, while girls with cohabiting parents had the lowest. [] The study, from the Marriage Foundation, was based on data from 3,822 children polled in British Household Panel Survey. Harry Benson, research director at the foundation, said: Conventional wisdom has it that child outcomes depend on parents staying together rather than marital status....
  • Church of Scotland to Allow Same-Sex Marriage for Ministers

    05/22/2016 5:17:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    AFP ^ | May 22, 2016 | Staff
    The Church of Scotland voted Saturday to allow its ministers to be in same-sex marriages, following years of deliberation. The national churchs general assembly in Edinburgh voted to extend a law passed last May that permits its ministers to be in same-sex civil partnerships.
  • Pat Brady Seeks to Destroy Marriage, the IL GOP, and Dissent

    05/21/2016 1:40:51 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 69 replies
    Illinois Family Action ^ | 5/21/2016 | Laurie Higgins
    Friday morning I sent this text message to Pat Brady who sits on the Illinois GOP Platform Committee that proposed removing the marriage plank that defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman: Do not replace the marriage plank with the proposed RINO/Libertarian plank that disrespects the view that marriage has an intrinsic nature, [and the view] that children have an intrinsic right to be raised by a mother and a father whenever possible. The language in this pernicious plank necessarily endorses the legal recognition of plural unions. Evidently, RINOs/Libertarians on the committee have no understanding of...
  • Gallup to Businesses: Get On Board With Social Changes, Or Else

    05/20/2016 8:15:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    MRC TV ^ | May 19, 2016 | Brittany M. Hughes
    If youve been living under a rock and still question whether were seeing a breakdown of the traditional family, you wont after this. A new Gallup poll released Thursday shows while fewer Americans are getting married or are waiting much longer to get married than in past decades, they feel little to no compulsion against having kids in the meantime. But rather than simply stating the numbers -- which are depressing enough -- Gallup felt compelled to throw in its two cents on how businesses and society as a whole should respond to the shift in...
  • The Divorce Revolution Has Bred An Army Of Woman Haters

    05/20/2016 7:34:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 353 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 19, 2016 | W. Bradford Wilcox
    Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine Id earn the ire of a character named Turd Flinging Monkey, the nom de plume of a popular online activist. A leader in the Men Going Their Own Way (MGTOW) movement, which encourages men to avoid romantic relationships with women, Monkey did not take kindly to my new Prager University video talking up the benefits of marriage for men. In the video, I noted, among other things, that married men work harder (about 400 more hours), smarter (theyre less likely to quit without having found another job), and more successfully (they make...
  • Calling Out Jonathan Rauch

    05/19/2016 9:10:49 AM PDT · by Jandy on Genesis · 5 replies
    Ethics Forum ^ | May 15, 2016 | Alice C Linsley
    Alice C. Linsley Gay activist Jonathan Charles Rauch describes himself as "an unrepentantly atheistic Jewish homosexual" which is to say that he has completely rejected the traditional wisdom of his ancestors. Jonathan Rauch is so lacking in critical thinking skills as to be dangerous. Rauchs Case for Gay Marriage is full of fallacious arguments, as I have demonstrated to my Ethics students. J. Rauchs First Premise: Marriage is necessary to providing reliable caregivers. This assumption is not true. It is, in fact, verifiable false since we are able to observe that reliable caregivers exist who are not married to the...
  • Religious Universities Pressured to Secularize

    05/17/2016 8:27:47 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 15 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 17, 2016 | Kallina Crompton
    Since the Supreme Court decision on marriage, the government has put many religious universities on the "shame list" if they seek waivers that allow them to teach traditional values of marriage and sexuality without being stripped of grants or funding. "It is sad to think how far things have come where religious institutions are now being targeted for disfavor from the government because of their views on marriage," religious liberty attorney Roger Severino said at the Heritage Foundation on April 13, 2016. Dr. Derek Halvorson, the President of Covenant College, on the panel with Severino, said "Christian colleges and universities...
  • Judge Faces Removal, $40K Fine Because of Her Beliefs About Marriage

    05/13/2016 5:37:58 AM PDT · by milton23 · 12 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/12/16 | Ken McIntyre
    state agency wants to remove a small-town judge in Wyoming from two posts because she told a reporter that her religious beliefs would prevent her from solemnizing same-sex marriages. In her full-time responsibilities, Municipal Judge Ruth Neely isnt authorized to preside over marriages. In part-time duties on the local Circuit Court, though, she could be asked to do so. Now supporters across Wyoming and the nation are siding with Neely as she asks the Wyoming Supreme Court to prevent the state Commission on Judicial Conduct and Ethics from ending her 21-year career as a municipal judge in Pinedale, a town...
  • Roy Moore: The most interesting law-breaking judge in the world?

    05/12/2016 6:35:25 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 13 replies
    AL.com ^ | May 12, 2016 | J.D. Crowe
    Roy Moore might be Alabama's most notorious drama queen, but does that make him the most interesting judge in the world? Alabama's two-timer suspended chief justice doesn't ALWAYS break the law, but when he does he blames it on God. 'The Ascension of Roy Moore' ... again Roy Moore is pretty handy at using the Lord's name to levitate himself above the law. Sweet guy, right? What's your take? Got a most interesting "Roy Moore doesn't always ..." joke? Doesn't matter if you're a fan or a foe. Spin it however you want. Let's see what you got. Would especially...
  • A psychology professor reviewed decades of research about having kids ...

    05/12/2016 12:13:03 AM PDT · by AZLiberty · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 7, 2016 | Matthew D. Johnson
    Lots of women look forward to motherhood getting to know a tiny baby, raising a growing child, developing a relationship with a maturing son or daughter. All over the world, people believe that parenting is the most rewarding part of life. And its good that so many mothers treasure that bond with their child, because the transition to parenthood causes profound changes in a womans marriage and her overall happiness and not for the better. Families usually welcome a baby to the mix with great expectations. But as a mothers bond with a child grows, its likely that...
  • WYOMING JUDGE FACING OUSTER OVER STANCE ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

    05/10/2016 1:38:51 PM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    AP ^ | May 9, 2016 | Ben Neary
    Some current and former Wyoming lawmakers as well as national religious groups are supporting a municipal judge who faces a dismissal petition before the Wyoming Supreme Court for saying she would not preside over same-sex marriages. The Wyoming Commission on Judicial Conduct and Ethics is recommending the court remove Municipal Judge and Circuit Court Magistrate Ruth Neely of Pinedale. The commission started investigating Neely after she told a reporter in 2014 she would not perform same-sex marriages because of her religious beliefs.
  • Be a Man. Get Married.

    05/10/2016 10:47:16 AM PDT · by fishtank · 103 replies
    Prager U ^ | May 9, 2016 | Brad Wilcox
    Be a Man. Get Married. Published on May 9, 2016 Is bachelor life really the good life? Playing the field, traveling the world, and focusing on career sounds better than tying the knot. But is it possible that married men have more sex and make more money than their single counterparts? Brad Wilcox, sociologist at the University of Virginia, explains.
  • Leading Us Down The Aisle

    04/30/2016 6:26:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Pressa ^ | 04/30/16 | Dave Merrick
    Bludgeon of political correctness has taught us that we are not to ask any such questions of the emerging, politically correct, status quo. The former Democratic senator from Pennsylvania, Harris Wofford, has announced his plans to marry his boyfriend, Matthew Charlton, this weekend. To most anyone over 30 years old (who might not have heard about this engagement) the news should naturally still knock a bit of the wind out of you. When I see an announcement of marriage where both the names of the intended are male (or female), I am old enough, and have sufficient common sense to...
  • 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 · 34 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...