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  • ‘Tolerance’ is just the cheap counterfeit of Christian love

    02/09/2017 8:02:25 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 2-9-17 | Jonathan Van Maren
    February 9, 2017 (TheBridgehead) -- Due to relentless influences from Hollywood and progressive activists, many people now believe that Christians are hateful people. Specifically, Christians are hateful because Christianity forbids a broad range of sexual behaviors, and secular progressives have decided that this makes Christians “homophobic.” This term can be applied willy-nilly and irrespective of whether or not Christians do, in fact, fear or hate gay people. If Christians cannot agree that the definition of marriage can be arbitrarily changed after thousands of years, for example, this is indicative that Christians are desperately in need of the one quality progressives...
  • Match: Half of Millennials View Sex As a Way To Test For a 'Connection'

    02/09/2017 7:15:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    MRC TV ^ | February 9, 2017 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Match.com just released their annual “Singles in America” survey, offering a chilling insight into the Millennial Generation -- those born between the early '80s and 2000 -- and what this demographic thinks about love, sex and relationships. It’s no secret that Millennials have a much looser – pun intended – view of sex and commitment than prior generations, following a change in social norms that now seem to place higher value on things like “strong, independent women” than on committed long-term relationships or the notion of waiting until marriage to become intimate. But Match’s study of 5,500 random Millennials pulls back...
  • White House Statement On LGBT Executive Order

    01/31/2017 1:25:47 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 25 replies
    White House via Twitter ^ | January 31, 2017
    This is the statement (which is an update to the NYT article I posted last night): http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3519518/posts?page=72#72 President Donald J. Trump Will Continue To Enforce Executive Order Protecting The Rights Of The LGBTQ Community In The Workplace President Donald J. Trump is determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community. President Trump continues to be respectful and supportive of LGBTQ rights, just as he was throughout the election. The President is proud to have been the first ever GOP nominee to mention the LGBTQ community in his nomination acceptance speech, pledging then to protect the community...
  • Obama’s Protections for L.G.B.T. Workers Will Remain Under Trump

    01/30/2017 9:20:27 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 77 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 30, 2017 | Jeremy Peters
    WASHINGTON — The White House said on Monday that President Trump would leave in place a 2014 Obama administration order that created new workplace protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. In a statement issued in response to growing questions about whether Mr. Trump would reverse the Obama order, the White House said the president was proud to embrace gay rights. “President Trump continues to be respectful and supportive of L.G.B.T.Q. rights, just as he was throughout the election,” the statement said. “The president is proud to have been the first ever G.O.P. nominee to mention the L.G.B.T.Q. community...
  • Kasich signs 20-week abortion ban, vetoes ‘heartbeat’ bill

    12/13/2016 2:26:35 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 13, 2016 | Reid Wilson
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) on Tuesday signed into law a measure banning abortions 20 weeks after conception, but vetoed a measure that would have outlawed abortion after as few as six weeks.   The bill Kasich vetoed, known as a “heartbeat” bill, passed Ohio’s legislature along mostly partisan lines last week and would have made abortions illegal once a fetus's heartbeat is detected. But even groups that oppose abortion rights believed the measure would fail in the face of an expected court challenge; Ohio Right to Life asked Kasich on Monday to veto the bill. Lower courts have struck...
  • Sofía Vergara sued by her own embryos

    12/07/2016 6:23:34 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 6, 2016 | Emily Smith
    The battle over Sofia Vergara’s embryos took an extraordinary turn Tuesday — when a right-to-live lawsuit was filed on behalf of the fertilized eggs against their mom. The female embryos are listed as plaintiffs “Emma’’ and “Isabella” in the Louisiana court papers, which come amid her knock-down, drag-out legal battle with former fiancé Nick Loeb, sources told The Post.
  • Dutch euthanasia law is used to kill alcoholic, 41, who decided death was the only way to escape[]

    11/30/2016 5:55:57 AM PST · by GonzoII · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 November 2016 | Steve Doughty
    A 41-year-old man has ended his life by fatal injection rather than carry on living as an alcoholic, in a radical new extension of Holland’s euthanasia regime. Mark Langedijk decided that death was the only way to escape from his addiction to drink, according to an account published by his brother. Mr Langedijk set the date for his own death and was joking, drinking beer and eating ham and cheese sandwiches in the hours before his GP arrived at his parents’ home to administer fatal injections, it said.
  • Witness testifies he saw leading gay activist minister sexually abusing boy

    11/14/2016 6:46:57 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 9 replies
    LifeSite ^ | 11-14-16 | Pete Baklinkski
    KENTVILLE, Nova Scotia, November 14, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — Rev. Brent Hawkes, Canada’s most celebrated homosexual activist minister, is in court for allegedly sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy in the 1970s. The Court in Kentville heard the first witness testify that he saw Hawkes performing oral-genital actions on a teenage male at the pastor’s Nova Scotia home about 40 years ago. Witness Douglas Aylward said he was 16 years old when a group of friends returned to Hawkes’ home after drinking at a local tavern. At one point, the minister pulled the teenager inside a small bathroom, told him he had...
  • Trump says he's 'fine' with legalization of same-sex marriage

    11/13/2016 6:04:38 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 80 replies
    Politico ^ | November 13, 2016 | Eli Stokals
    Donald Trump said he is “fine with” same-sex marriage but offered few specifics about his plans for the first 100 days of his administration during his first television interview since becoming the president-elect. In an extensive interview with CBS’s Leslie Stahl broadcast Sunday night on "60 Minutes," Trump sought to ease the anxieties of LGBTQ Americans that a new conservative Supreme Court majority might overturn last year’s decision legalizing same-sex marriage. Ducking a question about his personal view on the issue, which he dismissed as “irrelevant,” Trump asserted, bluntly, “it’s done.” “These cases have gone to the Supreme Court. They’ve...
  • Love Your Neighbor Enough to Speak Truth

    11/02/2016 7:18:48 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 10/31/16 | Rosaria Butterfield
    If this were 1999—the year that I was converted and walked away from the woman and lesbian community I loved—instead of 2016, Jen Hatmaker’s words about the holiness of LGBT relationships would have flooded into my world like a balm of Gilead. How amazing it would have been to have someone as radiant, knowledgeable, humble, kind, and funny as Jen saying out loud what my heart was shouting: Yes, I can have Jesus and my girlfriend. Yes, I can flourish both in my tenured academic discipline (queer theory and English literature and culture) and in my church. My emotional vertigo...
  • Eleanor Roosevelt’s ‘mistress’ died heartbroken and alone

    10/28/2016 8:57:13 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 56 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 22. 2016 | Brooke Hauser
    They called each other “darling,” “dear one” and “heart.” They told each other “je t’aime” and “j’adore,” and wrote more than 3,000 letters to one another. “All day I’ve thought of you . . . Oh! I want to put my arms around you, I ache to hold you close,” the normally reserved Eleanor Roosevelt wrote in March 1933 to her beloved. No, not her husband, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, but a brilliant, bourbon-drinking, cigarette-smoking Associated Press reporter named Lorena Hickok, or Hick. Their romance is at the center of Susan Quinn’s engrossing double biography, “Eleanor and Hick: The Love...
  • Rebuking the Unholy Pro-Abortion Coalition

    10/20/2016 5:39:12 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    Stream ^ | 10-20-16 | Michael Brown
    Many years ago, while participating in an Operation Rescue sit-in at an abortion clinic near Washington, D.C., I was struck by the make-up of the pro-abortion protesters. They were largely a mix of atheists, Satanists and gays, and they proudly identified as such. What a coalition! I remember asking myself, “Why would homosexuals be so adamant about this — adamant enough to show up early in the morning to protest our event — when, for the most part, it’s not relevant to their lives, since they’re not having babies?” To this day, colleagues of mine who share the gospel outside...
  • STD RATES AT RECORD HIGH (an explanation)

    10/20/2016 11:15:43 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 26 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | 10/202016 | Bill Donohue
    Never before have more young people been subjected to “progressive” sex education than today; never before have more Americans been given free condoms than today; never before have more colleges and universities incorporated “safe sex” classes into their freshmen orientation programs than today; never before have there been more public service advertisements imploring gays to take preventive measures than today; never before have more celebrities been hired to promote “sexual awareness” than today; and never before has the rate of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) been higher. Never before have the rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis been worse. Chlamydia mostly...
  • Democratic Resolution Would Honor Planned Parenthood as ‘Essential Thread in Fabric of Society’

    10/04/2016 8:12:49 AM PDT · by PROCON · 43 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | Oct. 3, 2016 | Lauretta Brown
    (CNSNews.com) – Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) introduced a resolution last week to “recognize the importance of Planned Parenthood’s contributions to women’s health care and reproductive rights in America over the last 100 years.” The resolution voiced strong support for the nation’s largest abortion provider, declaring that “the organization remains an essential thread in the fabric of society, and it will be key in the next century to assisting millions of women, men, and young people in accessing the health care they need and deserve, no matter who they are or where they live.” “Planned Parenthood should not be defunded, attacked,...
  • I AM BILL CLINTON'S SON! 'I AM REAL'

    10/03/2016 6:14:03 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 193 replies
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  • Transgender Bathrooms?

    Transgender Bathrooms? Q. What is the Church’s official teaching about transgender bathrooms? There does not seem to be a clear answer about all of this. Robert, via e-mail A. There is no such thing as being “transgendered” from any biblical or Catholic perspective. Thus there is no official teaching about something that doesn’t even exist, let alone about bathrooms. What we can do is apply Catholic principles to address the deep confusion that has arisen about something so clear and basic as one’s sex. The human person has a sex (not a gender), and God assigns that sex. Scripture says,...
  • Death of a Society

    09/19/2016 8:39:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Sensus Fidelium youtube ^ | Published on Aug 30, 2015 | Sensus Fidelium
    Death of a Society Destroying Marriage & the Family: An Essential Principle in the Culture of Death. Homily from 2008 before the election on the culture of death in our land. Father speaks of a story of an assisted suicide vote then brings in how the culture of death has attacked marriage & sex. For more please go to http://www.romans10seventeen.org/ & please say 3 Hail Marys for the priest Marriage provides a proper structure for family, and family is the unit cell of society. Society is made of families. Family is the building block of society. Changing the nature of...
  • Hillary Clinton just slammed the stigma surrounding sexually transmitted infections

    09/15/2016 1:41:18 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 7, 2016 | Danielle Paquette
    Ella Dawson expected to find a Netflix bill in her Brooklyn mailbox. She discovered instead a letter from Hillary Clinton. The 24-year-old blogger, who writes often about living with genital herpes, figured it was a standard campaign mailer. She once donated $50 to Clinton. She tore open the envelope. She froze. Did the Democratic presidential candidate, one of the most famous figures on the planet, just thank her for talking about sexually transmitted infections on the Internet? “I am so grateful to you for not only speaking out against the stigma,” Clinton wrote, “but for also taking a courageous stand...
  • Teacher, Husband In Murder-Suicide Under Child Sex Crime Investigation

    09/06/2016 10:04:34 AM PDT · by Morgana · 38 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | August 31, 2016 | Angela Davis
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — The South St. Paul school teacher and his husband found dead last week were both under investigation for sexually assaulting minors. The couple’s bodies were discovered in Washington state on Thursday, in what police describe as a murder-suicide. Aric Babbitt, 40, was a longtime teacher at Lincoln Center Elementary in South St. Paul. He lived with his husband, 36-year-old Matthew Deyo, in a house on 5th Avenue South.
  • ‘Gay sex’ is a lie. Let’s use this term instead

    09/07/2016 5:10:29 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 31 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 6, 2016 | Pete Baklinski
    September 6, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — Some of the phrases that I can’t stand writing as a pro-family reporter are “men having sex with men (MSM)” or “gay sexual relationship" or “gay sex.” And I’ll tell you why. It’s obvious on a purely biological level that two males or two females are utterly incompatible with one another when it comes to sex. The parts simply don’t fit together. Nuts and bolts go together. Radio waves and antennas go together. Heat and light go together. But two males or two females … nope, it ain’t happening. Ever. Any high school kid taking...