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  • Marriage Is a Miracle! A Homily for the 27th Sunday of the Year

    10/04/2015 7:13:50 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-03-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Marriage Is a Miracle! A Homily for the 27th Sunday of the Year Msgr. Charles Pope • October 3, 2015 • Both today’s first reading and the gospel speak to us of the miracle of marriage. If your marriage is working even reasonably well, it is a miracle! We live in an age that is poisonous to marriage. Many people look for marriage to be ideal, and if there is any ordeal, they want a new deal. Our culture says, if it doesn’t work out, bail out. Thus, successful marriages today are a miracle. But marriages are also a miracle...

    10/01/2015 9:17:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 1, 2015 | Austin Ruse
    The meeting between Pope Francis and Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis came at the invitation of a high-ranking Vatican official connected to the Secretariat of State of the Holy See acting on behalf of the Pope himself, Breitbart News has learned. According to a person involved in arranging the meeting but who requested anonymity, the Vatican official called Robert Moynihan, editor of Inside the Vatican who is well known in Rome. The official asked Moynihan if he could help arrange a meeting while the Pope was in the United States.
  • Soul Mates? Why Many Christian Marriages End Up In Divorce

    09/30/2015 2:40:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies
    BreakPoint ^ | 09/29/2015 | Eric Metaxas
    You want to know one reason why so many Christian marriages end up in divorce? Ronald Reagan once quipped that the trouble with his political opponents, is not that they are ignorant. Its just that they know so much that isnt so. Well, Ive had a bee in my bonnet for years over something that far too many of my fellow Christians believe in that just isnt so. I speak, gentle listener, of the whole soul mate nonsense, especially when it comes to finding a husband or wife. Let me be perfectly clear: No matter how many ads for Christian...
  • Pope Francis Reaffirms that Catholic Marriage is Indissoluble

    09/30/2015 11:43:25 AM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    Aletelia ^ | September 30, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    Answering a question about the Synod and annulment reform, Pontiff says the door to divorce is closed Those who fear that the Church is about to allow divorced Catholics to remarry can take heart by something Pope Francis said on his way back to Rome from the United States.The Pope’s words might also reassure those worried that his recent motu proprio Mitis Iudex reforming the annulment process will weaken the sanctity of the marriage bond.“Marriage is indissoluble when it is a sacrament. And this the Church cannot change. It’s doctrine. It’s an indissoluble sacrament,” the Pope told reporters during an...
  • Why Was The Pope's Meeting With Kim Davis A Secret?

    09/30/2015 12:56:41 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies ^ | September 30, 2015 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    To many observers, it may seem strange that the Vatican would choose to keep a secret of what has been called the most significant meeting of the Popes entire trip to the United States: his 15-minute encounter with Kentucky County Clerk, Kim Davis.
  • Gay Couples in Common Law Marriage States: Call Your Lawyer

    09/30/2015 7:39:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | September 30, 2015 | Sarah Rumpf
    A wedding is not just two people exchanging rings; it is an entanglement of their personal, legal, and business affairs. For better or for worse, marriage affects a broad and substantial list of rights involving inheritance, property, child custody, and more. Now that gay marriage is legal in all fifty states, both the people involved in gay relationships and the legislators drafting the laws that govern all these rights need to carefully analyze the issues presented. As it turns out, those who cheered the decision [legalizing homosexual marriage] may have their own reasons to worry. The Law of Unintended Consequences...
  • Where 'gays' are heroes, pedophiles victims, Christians crazy (morality's continued 'evolution'...)

    09/28/2015 10:36:38 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    WND ^ | September 25, 2015 | Unattributed
    Experts say morality's continued 'evolution' has no limits Traditional morality regarding sex isnt just collapsing, its being inverted. Homosexuals, whose behavior once was illegal and reviled, are heroes. Pedophiles, considered among the lowest of the low for millennia, are being characterized as victims. And if you think theres something wrong about all of this, you might have a mental disorder. Its a perspective that Paul Kengor, a university professor, historian and author of Takedown: From Communists to Progressives, How the Left Has Sabotaged Family and Marriage, argues is being pursued aggressively by Democrats. Once upon a time, you would have...
  • Government officials have right to refuse gay marriage licenses: pope

    09/28/2015 7:09:03 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 28 September 2015 | Reuters
    Pope Francis said on Monday government officials have a human right to refuse to discharge a duty, such as issuing marriage licenses to homosexuals, if they feel it violates their conscience.
  • Pope Says Civil Marriage And Christian Marriage No Longer The Same In U.S.

    09/27/2015 9:31:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies ^ | September 27, 2015 | Dr. Thomas D. Williams,PH.D.
    Pope Francis warns marriage has been stretched and distorted in the United States, to the point where it is no longer even similar to the Christian sacrament of matrimony. The pontiff noted the unprecedented changes taking place in contemporary society, with their social, cultural and sadly now juridical effects on family bonds, referring to the Supreme Course decision in June to legalize same-sex marriage for the entire nation in Obergefell v. Hodges.
  • The I dont generation: Over 30% of Millennials expected to remain single past age 40

    09/24/2015 1:03:20 PM PDT · by BJ1 · 56 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 09/23/2015 | Kirsten Andersen
    The average age of first marriage in the United States is 27, but that number may soon quickly rise, as young adults choose to delay marriage and many opt not to marry at all. A recent study by the Urban Institute has predicted that if current trends continue, more than 30 percent of so-called Millennials defined by the studys authors as young adults born between 1980 and 1990 will still be unmarried at age 40. Thats the highest percentage of any generation in recent history: Only 9 percent of female Baby Boomers and 18 percent of Gen X...
  • Pope Francis' Speech To Congress Didn't Mention Abortion, Gay Marriage By Name

    09/24/2015 8:35:27 AM PDT · by xzins · 151 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 09/24/2015 | Jaweed Kaleem
    In a 3,404-word address, he used only 75 words on the two topics. Pope Francis touched on many topics in his speech to Congress, but conservatives may have expected him to say more about abortion and same-sex marriage. During his historic speech at a joint meeting of Congress on Thursday, Pope Francis hit upon a variety of issues that have defined the Catholic church: protecting the environment, helping the poor, addressing the plight of immigrants, abolishing the death penalty and taking a stand against the proliferation of the weapons trade, to name a few. Yet, while the pope had strong...
  • Ted Cruz: Pope Francis Leads On Abortion, Marriage, And Religious Liberty

    09/23/2015 9:36:57 AM PDT · by Isara · 47 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 23, 2015 | Ted Cruz
    In an era when many global leaders are descending to relativism, Pope Francis continues to proclaim the truth. In the past few months, we have witnessed the gravest attacks on life, marriage, and religious liberty that our nation has ever endured. Planned Parenthood is profiting from unborn babies they dismember. The Supreme Court has undermined the truth of marriage in all 50 states. And Christians are being fined, and even thrown in jail, for their faith. These recent actions are attempting to rip by the roots the tenets that have made this nation the freest on the face of the...

    09/22/2015 6:20:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 09/22/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk who spent five days in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in compliance with a judges order and who resumed work a few days ago is still not doing her court-ordered job, say couples whove tried to get their proper wedding documentation. And theyve taken their case back to court, saying Davis needs to fully comply or face fines. Reuters reported Davis is issuing forms that contain material changes, not the original, official ones. Specifically, shes taken the documents pertaining to marriage licenses and removed the references...
  • Cloward-Piven Goes to Rome

    09/22/2015 5:53:09 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut
    First Things ^ | 9/15/15 | Maureen Mullarkey
    The pope, too, has a pen and a phone. Has Francis motu proprio trumped the Synod? Or handicapped conservatives? Hard to say. But one thing now is certain: Marriage is indissoluble except when it is not. Put another way, indissolubility is revealed to be more soluble than we had previously understood... ...Analyses of this latest twist of the mercy spanner have been piling up. Papal apologists offer their expected apologias; critics beg to differ. Among those with differences are some very serious, informed voices. Some insist nothing has changed; neater and kinder is all. Others discern a material shift: The...
  • This guy went to college, but it doesn't make him husband material [Difficulty finding eligible men]

    09/19/2015 7:32:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 190 replies
    New York Post ^ | 09/16/2015 | By Karol Markowicz
    Its a complaint at least as old as Sex and the City: Where are all the good, dateable men? Why are there so many amazing women and so few acceptable mates for them? For a long time, the conclusions drawn were that women were doing something wrong. Too aggressive, not aggressive enough, not putting themselves out there, putting themselves out there a little too often. A new book Date-onomics: How Dating Became a Lopsided Numbers Game by Jon Birger sets out to show that women arent doing anything wrong: There just arent enough Mr. Rights to go around. Birger explains...
  • Obamas Tasteless Welcome of Pope Francis

    09/18/2015 10:42:52 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 32 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 18, 2015 | Katrina Trinko
    Maybe we shouldnt expect anything much from a president who gave Queen Elizabeth an iPod filled with his own speeches, and who gave former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown a set of American movies on DVDs that didnt work in the U.K. But the way this White House is choosing to welcome Pope Francis is appalling. When Francis arrives at the White House on Wednesday for a welcome reception, his greeters will include Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Anglican bishop whos now a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, a think-tank with ties to the...
  • Family Leaders Alarmed at Pope Francis Personal Invitees for Synod

    09/18/2015 8:38:18 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/15/15 | Pete Baklinski
    ROME, September 15, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Life and family leaders worldwide are alarmed by a list the Vatican released today containing the names of those who will participate in the upcoming Synod on the Family, including a special list of 45 prelates handpicked by Pope Francis, many of whom publicly support positions contrary to the teaching or practice of the Catholic Church. The Ordinary Synod has a heterodox agenda and many of the prelates attending it have already shown themselves either supportive of that agenda or unwilling to resist it, stated Voice of the Family, a group of Catholic laity...
  • The Africans Will Save the Synod, the Church, and the World (Catholic Caucus)

    09/18/2015 2:14:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | September 18, 2015 | AUSTIN RUSE
    I understand spin. Spin is not lying. It is capturing the narrative. If your side does not capture the narrative, the other side will. The other side most likely will have the media on their side so capturing the narrative is so much easier for them. Still, you must try.Therefore, I fully understand the gaggle of faithful Catholics gathered here and there in cafs near the Vatican pressroom during those October days of the Extraordinary Synod last fall. Huddled together, coming up with talking points, trying to capture the narrative.The progressive narrative on that first day when the Vatican...
  • Kasper, Danneels, Schonborn, Cupich, Wuerl and Maradiaga appointed by Pope Francis to Synod

    09/15/2015 3:43:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 9/15/15 | Augustinus
    The finalized, complete list of participants in the Synod of Bishops in 2015 was published in today's Vatican Bollettino: XIV General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops (October 4 to 25 2015) - List of Participants, 15/09/2015. In addition to the Synod officers (who are all hold-overs from last year's "Extraordinary Synod"), delegates elected by the Bishops' Conferences and the Union of Superior Generals and confirmed by the Pope as Synod members months ago, and ex officio participants (the heads of the Eastern Catholic Churches and the Prefects or Presidents of Curial dicasteries), the final list contains the names of...
  • Quo Usque Tandem, Francisce, Abutere Patientia Christi?

    Quo usque tandem.... I know, I know I am borrowing heavily from Cicero here. But it seems to me that the Vatican Catilina is not going to enjoy the rest of his disgraceful pontificate, which we hope will be short anyway. The rather explosive news is now everywhere: a seven-page document gravely accusing Francis of incompetence and tampering with doctrine is being circulated within the Vatican, and has been very fittingly leaked to the press. We do not have the translation, but there can be no doubt that the content is brutal. From what I can see the grievances concern...
  • Socci: With Papally-Mandated "Catholic Divorce" destroying a Sacrament, Schism Looms...

    09/16/2015 4:58:58 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 8 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 9/16/15 | Antonio Socci
    "Socci: With Papally-Mandated "Catholic Divorce" destroying a Sacrament, Schism Looms Large on the Catholic Horizon" "Newsweek" recently had a photo of Pope Francis on their front-cover with the headline: Is the Pope Catholic?. Subtitle: Of course he is. You just wouldnt know it from his press clips. Indeed, it is a legitimate question, seeing that the Argentine Pope has prayed in a Mosque and said in an interview to Scalfari: There is no Catholic God. The anxiety in the Church is now becoming enormous after the 8th of September. In fact with two Motu Proprios on the nullity of marriage,...
  • Note: Avoiding the requirements of Mitis would not be easy for bishops

    09/15/2015 3:56:10 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    In Light of the Law ^ | September 14, 2015 | Edward Peters, JD, JCD, Ref. Sig. Ap.
    If Pope Francis Mitis Iudex becomes law it will require, among other things, that arch/bishops personally assess, and in some cases adjudicate, certain kinds of marriage nullity petitions. Now obviously some, perhaps many, prelates will feel (based on their lack of advanced canonical training, and/or their personal indisposition toward juridic work, and/or their concerns for negative implications to their wider pastoral work that having to choose between types of petitions and individual parties in annulment cases will inevitably provoke) inadequate to this task. Already I am hearing, however, that arch/bishops looking to avoid their looming judicial and procedural responsibilities under...
  • Head of Annulment Commission: Francis is Channeling Christ - Don't Cross Him!

    09/15/2015 5:13:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 36 replies
    Manhound's Paradise ^ | September 15, 2015 | Manhound
    Rorate Caeli just translated an article that appeared in L'Ossevatore Romano on September 8. It was written by Msgr. Pio Vito Pinto, the head of the Commission for the reform of the canonical process--in other words the point man for the recently announced annulment reforms. What he writes is stunning. And chilling. The three main points are these: +The annulment reforms are not merely procedural reforms to introduce more fairness and efficiency in the process, but a full-scale revolution in thought and practice towards the marriage validity question, designed to radically increase the number of annulments. +It is Christ, acting...
  • Pope Francis says half of marriages today are invalid. He's wrong.

    05/22/2014 7:38:39 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 77 replies
    The Week ^ | 5/20/14 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    T o much fanfare in the press, Pope Francis has started a "dialogue" about the Catholic Church's marriage practices. The part that has received the most attention is whether civilly divorced and civilly remarried Catholics should be admitted to Holy Communion, without having to abandon their second marriage, which the church recognizes as continuing adultery. This issue will be addressed by the bishops of the Catholic Church at a "Synod on the Family" over this year and next. Unfortunately, the pope's favorite theologian and the pope himself have initiated this discussion in a befogging cloud of pessimism. The pope is...
  • Kim Davis Seeks Right to Refuse to Issue Marriage Licenses to Gay Couples Until Case Is Settled

    09/13/2015 7:43:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/12/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who was in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in defiance of a Supreme Court ruling, filed a motion Friday asking an appeals court to allow her to refuse to issue licenses when she returns to work Monday, until her case is settled. In the motion filed with the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, the Rowan County clerk's attorneys urged that her entire office be allowed to abstain from issuing marriage licenses pending the court's decision on the case. Her attorneys argued that U.S. District Judge David Bunning's initial order...
  • Supreme Court Illegally Strikes Down Marriage Laws in Four States

    09/12/2015 7:37:54 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 11 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | June 26, 2015 | Tim Brown
    Supreme Court Illegally Strikes Down Marriage Laws in Four States - Each Justice Approving Should Be Immediately Impeached On Friday, the Supreme Court illegally ruled to strike down four state marriage laws. The 5-4 ruling is said to make way for sodomy-based "marriage." The ruling illegally addressed Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee's lawful declaration that marriage is between a man and a woman. The Washington Times reports: The ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges said the 14th Amendment requires a state to license a marriage between people of same-sex, and also recognize same-sex marriages from out of state. The 14th Amendment,...
  • Popes annulment reform reaffirms Church teaching, upends Synods Communion debate

    09/09/2015 4:27:51 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 8, 2015 | Lisa Bourne
    ROME, September 8, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- The public confusion over whether the Vatican’s upcoming Ordinary Synod on the Family will somehow endorse divorce has been cleared up by Pope Francis, as he said definitively today that marriage is “indissoluble,” meaning that it is permanent until death. In his decrees released today on annulments -- declarations that a marriage was invalid from the beginning – the Holy Father moved to make it easier and faster to determine nullity of a marriage and eliminated the cost for such deliberations. But in doing so he also reaffirmed that as far as God and...
  • Young Black Men in Crisis

    09/09/2015 10:25:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | September 9, 2015 | Star Parker
    Why does it surprise anyone when chaos reigns in America's inner cities when it just reflects the chaos now reigning in our whole country? I open my dictionary to the word "civilize" and I read: "1. to bring out of a condition of savagery or barbarism; to instruct in the ways of an advanced society. 2. to better the habits or manners of; refine." Somehow it's lost in today's liberal-controlled America that a civilized society does not emerge spontaneously from individuals giving maximum vent to their impulses. Civilization is the product of living by truths and rules, received through tradition,...
  • Black Lesbian Judge Refused To Perform Straight Marriages, No Jail Time No Media Outrage

    Our story takes us back to 2012 where an openly gay judge refused to issue marriage licenses. New York Daily News reported: An openly gay Texas judge says she refuses to conduct marriage ceremonies for straight couples until same-sex couples can also wed. Dallas County Judge Tonya Parker explained her decision Tuesday at a monthly meeting for the Stonewall Democrats of Dallas. I do not perform them because it is not an equal application of the law. Period, she said, according to the Dallas Voice, a newspaper for the gay community. So I usually will offer them something along the...
  • The word "Matrimony" comes from "Mater". (Mother)

    09/09/2015 8:16:15 AM PDT · by DiogenesLamp · 19 replies
    Today | Me
    I suspected that there was something inherent in the roots of the word "Matrimony" which would establish it's meaning as being between a man and a woman. I believe a word can be better understood by looking up how it came to us from older languages, and so I consulted an online etymology dictionary. It said the word "Matrimony" is derived from the word "Mater", which means "Mother" in Latin. This is a clear indication that the intended purpose is to begat children.
  • Attorney For Kim Davis: Clerks Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses are the Ones Breaking the Law [VIDEO]

    09/08/2015 2:00:56 PM PDT · by absentee · 30 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 9/8/15 | Caleb Howe
    As Kim Davis was released from jail today, she stood outside with Gov. Mike Huckabee and her attorney Matt Staver as they answered a few questions from the press. During the impromptu presser, Staver claimed that it is not Kim Davis who broke the law, but rather the clerks issuing licenses in her absence. Davis, through Staver, has taken the position that all the licenses issued since her refusal are invalid under the law, and that furthermore, she would have been breaking the law if she had issued them absent any direction from state lawmakers in Kentucky:
  • Video: Pope Francis eases and expedites marriage annulment process

    09/08/2015 11:02:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/08/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    With the completion of the Synod on the Family coming next month, Pope Francis has moved to take one item more or less off the table. In the Extraordinary Synod that kicked off the yearlong debate within the Catholic Church on outreach to broken families, a conflict arose around proposals to allow divorced and remarried Catholics to remain in communion regardless of whether they received dispensation to remarry through an annulment. The pontiff issued two changes to the annulment process that may have short-circuited those efforts from the bishops in Germany: ABC Breaking News | Latest News Videos Francis’...
  • Supporters of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis rally outside Judge Bunning's Fort Thomas home

    09/08/2015 2:02:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    WCPO ^ | 9/7/15 | Timyka Artist
    Supporters of a Kentucky county clerk jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses brought their fight to Northern Kentucky, protesting Monday outside the home of the federal judge who's jailed her for contempt.About two dozen people, including ministers from Kentucky and North Carolina, demanded Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis be freed, saying she shouldn't be compelled to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because doing so would violate her Christian beliefs.After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that state bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional, Davis halted issuing all marriage licenses. Two same-sex couples and two straight couples sued...
  • Francis annulment changes stress prompt decisions, power of local bishops (Catholic Caucus)

    09/08/2015 5:07:28 AM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | September 8, 2015
    Francis states in his preface to the Latin-rite decree that he is partly making the changes to the annulment process on the suggestion of the bishops at the 2014 synod, who he says requested more rapid and accessible processes. Joshua J. McElweeVatican City Pope Francis has substantially and significantly altered the process for those seeking annulments of marriages in the Catholic church, eliminating sometimes lengthy and redundant judicial procedures and empowering local bishops to make judgments on their own in particularly evident cases. The changes -- announced at the Vatican Tuesday with release of two formal documents signed by the...
  • Democrats don't expect to catch fallout from Rowan County clerk's contempt incarceration this fall

    09/07/2015 7:02:52 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 10 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 9/7/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    Kentucky Democrats sounded unconvinced that a county clerk celebrating Labor Day inside a jail cell nearly 170 miles away will have much impact on their electoral prospects this fall. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has been behind bars since Thursday ... The court battle has spilled into the political realm, with Republican gubernatorial nominee Matt Bevin and GOP attorney general nominee Whitney Westerfield describing the situation as a struggle for religious liberty. Many of those protesting the legal action against Davis on the Ashland courthouse steps on Thursday often railed against the U.S. Supreme Courts ruling on same-sex marriage and...
  • Mike Huckabee: We Must Stand with Kim Davis Against Criminalization of Christianity

    09/07/2015 5:00:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/7/15 | Tony Lee
    On Breitbart News Sunday, Former Arkansas Governor and GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said Americans must stand with Kim Davis, the country clerk who was jailed without bail for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses because doing so went against her Christian faith, to show that they are against the criminalization of Christianity and judicial tyranny.Speaking to guest-host Matthew Boyle on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125, Huckabee announced that he will attend a rally for Davis in Kentucky on Tuesdayhe said that a number of churches are busing people to the rally and supporters from as far away as Virginia,...
  • Mike Huckabee This Week Abc. Stephanopoulos Grills Huckabee for Decrying Kim Davis Jailing

    09/06/2015 7:00:37 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 19 replies
    George Stephanopoulos grilled Mike Huckabee today over his strong support of Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk sent to jail for repeatedly refusing to comply with multiple orders to issue gay marriage licenses. Huckabee has been one of her strongest defenders, saying a few days ago that her jailing is further proof of the criminalization of Christianity in the United States. On This Week today, Huckabee told Stephanopoulos it represents judicial tyranny. RELATED: Chris Hayes Battles Kim Davis Attorney: Is Denying Interracial Marriage Licenses Okay? Stephanopoulos asked Huckabee exactly whats the difference between Davis actions and refusing to issue interracial marriage...
  • First They Came For The Christians

    09/06/2015 5:58:51 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 13 replies ^ | September 6, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    We live in a fundamentally transformed America where Rowan County, Kentucky, Clerk Kim Davis is thrown in jail for refusing to issue a lesbian couple a marriage license in violation of her religious beliefs but San Francisco officials who violated the law, created a sanctuary city, and harbored an illegal criminal alien charged with the murder of Kate Steinle, are not? Kim Davis, we are told, is obligated as a public official under the law, as determined by the Supreme Court, which was not established to write laws to issue such licenses. But then are we saying Christians cant be...
  • Former Gov. Mike Huckabee On Kentucky Clerk, (Kim Davis Rally)

    09/06/2015 5:42:36 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 18 replies ^ | Sept 6 2015 | You Tube
    Gov Huckabee interview on ABC News HUCKABEE: I think its -- again, its a very different equation altogether because this is a redefinition. Marriage is not defined in the federal Constitution at all; its a matter for the states. And applying the Fourteenth Amendment to the equality of men and women and their relationship in marriage is totally different than redefining marriage. And I think what weve seen here is the overreach of the judiciary. This, if allowed to stand without any congressional approval, without any kind of enabling legislation, is what Jefferson warned us about. Thats judicial tyranny. STEPHANOPOULOS:...
  • Kim Davis's Conscientious Decision

    09/06/2015 4:20:07 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 75 replies
    First Things ^ | 9-3-15 | R.R. Reno
    m sympathetic to Kim Davis, the county clerk in Kentucky who has stopped signing marriage licenses. In her position, Id do the same. Her decision was straightforward, it seems. After Obergefell, the Supreme Court decision mandating a national right to same-sex marriage, Davis decided that she could not affix her signature to documents perpetuating the falsehood that husbands can have husbands and wives have wives. To do so would be to act in a way contrary to her conscience as formed by her Christian faith. With admirable consistency, she decided to stop signing marriage licenses altogether, not wanting to discriminate...
  • Is a right invented by a judge the same as the law of the land?

    09/06/2015 5:25:34 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 28 replies ^ | 9/6/15 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    We hear from Hillary Clinton about upholding the law. She wants the clerks in Kentucky to obey the law and issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. (By the way, did Hillary Clinton call on President Obama to uphold the law when he refused to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act, a real law passed by a real legislature and signed by President Clinton?) But what law are we talking about today? What legislature passed this law? What executive signed it in a fancy ceremony? Did President Obama ask Congress to send him a bill making marriage equality the law of...
  • Judge Who Jailed Kim Davis Also Ordered Opposition to Sodomites to be Re-Educated

    09/06/2015 4:26:18 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 112 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 9/5/2015 | Tim Brown
    Now, we're getting somewhere. The judge that ordered Kim Davis to be jailed for not breaking the law, but opposing his unlawful orders, is the same judge behind re-educating (indoctrinating) Kentucky student who opposed sodomy. That judge, a Bush appointee no less, was none other than US District Judge David Bunning. In 2003, the communist American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sued the Boyd County Board of Education. The suit was to bully the Boyd County High School into allowing a "gay-straight" alliance club to meet. Parents overwhelmingly spoke out against the club, but to no avail. (Hint: Parents who love...
  • Supreme Court: Second Amendment Applies to States. (and an anti-Heller vanity by me)

    09/06/2015 7:50:57 AM PDT · by impimp · 115 replies
    Prospect ^ | unknown | impimp
    The Supreme Court today held that the Second Amendment -- as recently redefined in D.C. v. Heller , in which the Court overturned D.C.'s handgun ban -- applies to the states, not just the federal government.....
  • Same-sex couples issued marriage licenses in Rowan County

    09/05/2015 1:31:37 AM PDT · by jpsb · 19 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | September 4, 2015 | John Cheves
    They are not being issued under the authority of the Rowan County clerk's office. They are not worth the paper that they are written on," said attorney Mat Staver after meeting with Davis in the Carter County jail in Grayson. Rowan County Attorney Cecil Watkins previously dismissed that argument, saying deputy clerks can issue valid marriage licenses without their boss's approval.
  • Thirty Government Officials In North Carolina Are Now All Refusing To Conduct Homosexual Marriages

    09/04/2015 6:50:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 62 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 9/4/15 | Theodore Shoebat
    Thirty North Carolina magistrates in North Carolina are all refusing to conduct homosexual marriages. According to the report: More than 30 magistrates in North Carolina have refused to perform weddings. But thanks to a new state law, they were able to do so legally.Right after the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in June, the state passed a law allowing officials to opt out of performing all marriages.The law exempts court officials with a sincerely held religious objection and is designed for those opposing gay marriage.The laws original sponsor, Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger, said its probably preventing situations like...
  • Supporters to Stage Im with Kim Rally at Jail [Grayson, KY]

    09/04/2015 8:00:19 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 116 replies
    Liberty Counsel ^ | September 4, 2015 |
    Grayson, KY – Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, will join supporters at a rally outside the Carter County Detention Center on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. ET.  The “I’m with Kim” Rally is organized by Gov. Mike Huckabee. Liberty Counsel is willing to join any group that stands in support of Kim Davis. “Not long ago 75 percent of Kentuckians passed the state’s marriage amendment. Today a Christian is imprisoned for believing what the voters affirmed, that marriage is between a man and a woman,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “Five people on the...
  • CAIR Denounces Florida Gunmaker's 'Crusader' Rifle

    09/04/2015 6:44:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 46 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 9/4/15 | Mark Tapson
    A new assault rifle called the "Crusader" went on sale this week, bearing a Bible verse on the magazine to deter Islamic terrorists from using it, and the Council on American-Islamic Relations of Florida was swift to complain, reports Fox News. Manufactured by Spikes Tactical in central Florida, the $1,395 AR-15 has a Bible verse etched into it that says Blessed be the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle. Etched on the other is a symbol of a Crusader's cross from the Middle Ages. The weapon's safety selector has three settings: Peace, War...
  • Statement of Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis - It's a Heaven or Hell decision.

    09/04/2015 1:36:53 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 162 replies
    Liberty Counsel ^ | September 1, 2015 | Kim Davis
    Kim Davis released the following statement a few days ago: I have worked in the Rowan County Clerks office for 27 years as a Deputy Clerk and was honored to be elected as the Clerk in November 2014, and took office in January 2015. I love my job and the people of Rowan County. I have never lived any place other than Rowan County. Some people have said I should resign, but I have done my job well. This year we are on track to generate a surplus for the county of 1.5 million dollars. In addition to my desire...
  • A Conservative Viewpoint of Kim Davis

    09/04/2015 11:49:31 AM PDT · by 2banana · 22 replies
    2banana | 9/4/2015 | 2banana
    #1 Kim Davis was elected to her position. Just like obama. And when obama ignores laws (and even makes up laws he wished he had) the left cheers. Same with the democrat mayors of Sanctuary Cities who ignore the law. Why are they not in jail? #2 Gay marriage is not a law. It is four unelected left wing progressive supreme court justices and one who leans left behaving as tyrants. Is this really how we want the most important and controversial laws to be enacted and imposed on us? Now imagine five Dick Cheneys on the bench. #3 See...
  • Cruz rips federal judge's 'tyranny' in clerk's case

    09/04/2015 11:22:04 AM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    WND ^ | 09/03/2015
    GOP president hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz, on Thursday accused U.S. District Judge David Bunning of judicial tyranny for jailing a Kentucky county clerk who refused to violate her Christian faith and issue licenses to same-sex couples. He said those who are calling for her removal from office she cant be fired, she can only be impeached if she chooses not to quit are hypocrites. Where is the call for President Obama to resign for ignoring and defying our immigration laws, our welfare reform laws, and even his own Obamacare? Cruz said. When the mayor of San Francisco and...