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  • Robert George: Are you ready to pay the price? The days of socially acceptable Christianity are over

    02/04/2016 12:52:08 PM PST · by wagglebee · 48 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/4/16 | John-Henry Westen
    ORLANDO, February 4, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- “It is no longer easy to be a faithful Christian, a good Catholic, an authentic witness to the truths of the Gospel,” said Princeton Professor Robert George to a large crowd at the Legatus Summit in Orlando, Florida last weekend. Professor George added that people can still safely identify as “Catholic” as long as they don’t believe, or will at least be completely silent about, “what the Church teaches on issues such as marriage and sexual morality and the sanctity of human life.” He said “the guardians of those norms of cultural orthodoxy that...
  • Collateral damage: same-sex marriage, private religious schools, and parental rights

    01/20/2016 6:42:21 AM PST · by wagglebee · 4 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 1/19/16 | Nathan Swanson
    The “inversion of the original meaning of liberty” in Obergefell v. Hodges, observed Justice Clarence Thomas in dissent, “will likely cause collateral damage to other aspects of our constitutional order that protect liberty . . . It appears all but inevitable that [civil and religious marriage] will come into conflict.”In Obergefell’s aftermath, it is possible that the government will ask religious institutions to choose between retaining their non-profit tax status and retaining their beliefs. But the “collateral damage” will not stop at their sanctuary doors. Many churches, synagogues, and mosques also operate schools, and they will be the next targets. Of the 30,000 private schools in...
  • CRUZ: Religious Liberty Is Fundamental to Our National Character

    01/16/2016 7:05:51 PM PST · by Isara · 7 replies
    Cruz News ^ | January 16, 2016
    Celebrates Religious Freedom DayHOUSTON, Texas - Today in honor of Religious Freedom Day, memorializing the 230th anniversary of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, Ted Cruz released the following video. Authored by Thomas Jefferson, the statute passed in the Virginia General Assembly on January 16, 1786. The statute recognized that all individuals have the right to live in accordance with their faith, paving the way for the First Amendment and becoming a pillar of the American tradition.See the video and transcript below:Ted Cruz: Religious Liberty Is Fundamental to Our National Character (Video)"The right to freely worship the Lord God Almighty...
  • Justice Scalia: Claiming that the US Constitution imposes secularism is ‘absurd’

    01/06/2016 5:47:31 AM PST · by wagglebee · 24 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/5/16 | Dustin Siggins
    METAIRIE, Louisiana, January 5, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- The Supreme Court's longest-serving justice, Antonin Scalia, says "there is no place" in the U.S. Constitution for privileging secularism over religion. The idea of banishing religion from the public square is “absurd,” said the jurist, known for his straightforward style and “originalist” interpretation of the Constitution. "To tell you the truth, there is no place for that in our constitutional tradition. Where did that come from? To be sure, you can't favor one denomination over another but can't favor religion over non-religion?" The 1986 Reagan appointee said there is "nothing wrong" with invoking...
  • Illinois Senator Asks Pope to Curb Dominican Cardinal's Criticism of Gay US Envoy

    12/17/2015 12:19:48 PM PST · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois has written to Pope Francis, criticizing "hateful" public remarks by Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez of Santo Domingo about the openly homosexual US ambassador to the Dominican Republic. The Illinois lawmaker said that the ambassador, James "Wally" Brewster, has shown "patience and professionalism" in the "mean-spirited attacks" by the Dominican cardinal. He appealed to the Pope to stop the cardinal's "intolerant public statements."
  • Norway’s child welfare seizes family’s five kids for alleged ‘Christian indoctrination’

    12/08/2015 5:52:18 AM PST · by wagglebee · 26 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/7/15 | Lianne Laurence
    The Bodnariu family NORWAY, December 7, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Norway’s child welfare agency has reportedly seized a Christian couple’s five children, aged 9 to three months, on charges that parents Marius and Ruth Bodnariu subjected them to “Christian radicalization and indoctrination.” The London-based Christian Today reports that the agency, or Barnevernet, seized the four oldest Bodnariu children November 16, and three-month-old Ezekiel the next day. On the third day, it notified Ruth that the girls had been sent to a separate foster home from the boys and claimed that the children were not missing their parents. According to Christian Today,...
  • Noonan: America should pray for the First Amendment

    12/05/2015 2:43:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 5, 2015 | TAYLOR MILLARD
    Peggy Noonan is worried about the future of the First Amendment. She writes in The Wall Street Journal the First Amendment is in perilous condition, especially after some on the Left went ape over politicians saying they were praying for the San Bernardino victims. Journalists, bloggers, contrarians and citizens jumped into the fray. Then the U.S. senator, Chris Murphy, came forward rather menacingly. "Your 'thoughts' should be about steps to take to stop this carnage. Your 'prayers' should be for forgiveness if you do nothing again."Wow. You might think he was aiming this at President Obama, who when he was...
  • Ireland Revokes Protections For Religious Freedom In Wake Of Gay Marriage Vote

    12/05/2015 8:25:55 AM PST · by Petrosius · 28 replies
    Brietbart ^ | December 4, 2015 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    On Tuesday night the latest bastion against religious intolerance was swept away, as the Dail voted unanimously to repeal Section 37 of the state's Employment Equality Act. Section 37 granted specific exemptions for "religious, educational or medical institutions" when it came to gay rights, allowing them "to maintain the religious ethos of the institution".
  • Presidential candidate Ted Cruz talks religious freedom at Florence Baptist Temple

    11/15/2015 3:32:58 PM PST · by Isara · 4 replies
    Morning News ^ | Sunday, November 15, 2015 | Justin Johnson
    Texas Sen. and GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz visited and spoke at Florence Baptist Temple on Sunday, November 15, 2015. FLORENCE, S.C. - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a 2016 Republican Party presidential candidate, touched on a number of topics but focused mainly on the issue of religious freedom in the United States when he spoke Sunday morning to a packed church at Florence Baptist Temple. Cruz, the son of a pastor and a missionary, spoke with the cadence of a man who was no stranger to the church. He opted not to stand at the pulpit, though, instead working...
  • Obama backs ‘Equality Act,’ which could harm religious liberty

    11/13/2015 5:24:02 AM PST · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/12/15 | Dustin Siggins
    WASHINGTON, D.C., November 12, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – President Obama says he backs "The Equality Act," which would add gender identity and sexual orientation to the 1964 Civil Rights Act. "Upon that review it is now clear that the administration strongly supports the Equality Act,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest announced on Tuesday. “That bill is historic legislation that would advance the cause of equality for millions of Americans. “We look forward to working with Congress to ensure that the legislative process produces a result that balances both the bedrock principles of civil rights...with the religious liberty that we hold...
  • This is Free Republic. We're on a mission from God! [Judeo-Christian God Caucus]

    11/09/2015 2:29:46 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 66 replies
    November 9, 2015 | Jim Robinson
    <p>This is Free Republic. Our mission here is to fight against the America-hating, God-hating, Cristianity-hating, Jew-hating, capitalism-hating, abortionist/homosexualist, leftist revolutionaries and marxist/fascist totalitarians who are hellbent on destroying our constitution, our religious freedom, our economic freedom, our Judeo-Christian way of life and the America we love.</p>
  • Liberals Losing the Culture Wars?

    11/06/2015 10:50:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    The libertine left has done a lot of boasting over the last several years about the inevitability of History vanquishing every corner of American social conservatism. Election Day 2015 was a terrible day for these revolutionaries, as so often it is when it's the American people, not liberal elites, making the decisions. Let's assess the damage: -- In Kentucky, incoming Republican governor Matt Bevin won despite proudly embracing the cause of country clerk Kim Davis, a clear rebuke to the cultural let's agenda to impose gay "marriage" on every conservative Christian jurisdiction. -- In Virginia, two GOP state senate candidates...
  • Media Silent as Muslim Bakeries Refuse to Bake Cakes for Gay Weddings

    11/05/2015 2:22:40 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | November 5, 2015 | Staff
    Muslim bakeries in Michigan refused to bake cakes for gay weddings. You would think that would be news like Memories Pizza refusing to cater gay weddings. Nope, Muslims are part of the liberal media protected class. If Muslims want to follow their own religious beliefs and not bake cakes for gay weddings, you don't hear any big outcry of 'homophobia.' Instead, these Muslim bakeries in Michigan are given a pass to practice their religion as they see fit, unlike Christians. Watch the following video from Steven Crowder going into a few Dearboorn Muslim bakeries and asking them to make a...
  • Announcing My Personal Endorsement of Ted Cruz (Pastor Chappell)

    11/03/2015 12:15:18 PM PST · by Isara · 5 replies
    PaulChappell.com ^ | November 2, 2015 | Paul Chappell
    Last week, I gave my personal endorsement of Ted Cruz for President of the United States, and he asked if I would describe why I have done so. (I'd like to note that this is my personal endorsement only, not a ministry endorsement.)We are blessed in this election cycle with multiple candidates whose campaign positions are conservative and value based. For that, I am thankful. But to me there are a few areas that set Senator Ted Cruz apart, and I am honored that he asked for my endorsement:He is a Christian. Being a Christian is not a requirement for...
  • Donald Trump Can't Hold a Wheelie Forever (Freedom of Religion and Property Rights)

    10/31/2015 4:21:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 210 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 30, 2015 | Geoffrey P. Hunt
    Donald Trump grabbed many of us with his immigration hole-shot. His all-purpose chlorine bleach burn-outs wiping out political correctness have been equally spectacular-not just for the strutting, but for calling out to the NHRA grandstand-crowd, the erstwhile silent disenfranchised majority.All Donald had to do was keep his front end under control. Wheelies can be entertaining, but they usually lead to the wrong end of a bill of sale.But no: Trump couldn't resist cracking open the nitrous bottle when he should have pinched the valve and locked it away in the trunk. Soon enough, our quarter-mile rooster will need a tow...
  • The Obama Administration: Religious Freedoms for American Muslims, Not American Christians

    10/29/2015 3:48:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2015 | Michael Brown
    If we’ve learned anything here in America in the last few months, it is this: When your religious faith comes in conflict with your job, if you are a Muslim, your faith is protected and sacred; if you are a Christian, it is not. We all know what happened to Christian bakers, florists, photographers, and county clerks who refused to participate in same-sex “marriages” because of their religious faith. They were found guilty by the courts and fined or punished or even imprisoned. And we know where the Obama administration stood on these issues, to the point that last year,...
  • Cutthroats of the Holy Land

    10/21/2015 9:10:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2015 | Cliff May
    Over the years, Israelis have had to defend themselves from foreign armies, suicide bombers and missiles. Over recent weeks, theyve been confronting a new threat: young Palestinians wielding butcher knives. Unlike the cutthroats of the Islamic State and al Qaeda, these fanatics arent able to bind their victims and behead them. But videos on social media teach would-be assassins how to use sharp instruments to inflict maximum damage on unsuspecting Israelis. An imam in Gaza has been recorded on the pulpit brandishing a six-inch knife, urging his brothers to go out in the streets, find a Jew and Stab! Attacks...
  • The Pope, the Little Sisters, and ObamaCare

    09/28/2015 10:08:29 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 28, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Pope Francis unexpected and unscheduled visit to the Little Sisters of the Poor, a convent of elderly nuns fighting ObamaCares contraception mandate in the courts, is a clear message shot across the Obama administrations bow that such religious persecution is not acceptable, backing up the American Catholic Churchs mantra: we will not comply While the lamestream media focuses on the Popes seeming alignment on issues such as climate change and immigration reform, the chattering class ignores this ongoing battle over religious liberty.
  • Obama: Religious freedom no excuse to deny rights to others

    09/27/2015 4:51:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    AP ^ | 9/27/15 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    President Barack Obama says freedom of religion isn't a reason to deny Americans their constitutional rights. Obama appeared to be referring to Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Davis said such unions violated her religious beliefs.
  • Poll: Two-thirds of Americans agreed with jailing Kim Davis over gay marriage

    09/18/2015 6:03:41 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 31 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/17/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    WASHINGTON, D.C., September 17, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- According to a recent poll, most Americans say same-sex "marriage" is more important than religious freedom. ABC News, in conjunction with The Washington Post, has conducted a poll to determine Americans' opinion on religious freedom, in light of the Supreme Court's decision to  constitutionalize same-sex "marriage." Pitting "Equality Under The Law" against "Religious Beliefs," the poll asked, "What's more important if they conflict?"  Seventy-four percent of respondents said "equality" was more important, compared to only 19 percent saying religious freedom was top priority. Critics note that the wording of polls is always significant,...
  • Poll: Most Americans Want Kim Davis Jailed Over Gay Marriage Licenses

    09/17/2015 11:47:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/17/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    An ABC News/Washington Post poll released on Tuesday has found that the majority of Americans believe that Kentucky clerk Kim Davis should be required by law to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, and said that equality under the law trumps a person's religious beliefs when the two come in conflict. Davis, who was jailed for six days for being in contempt of federal court after refusing to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples, will be honored by conservative groups with the Family Research Council's "Cost of Discipleship Award" for her stance. Davis has since returned to work, and said...
  • Oh, no! You Christians are Just Being Paranoid!

    09/11/2015 1:43:04 PM PDT · by ru4liberty · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Sept. 11, 2015 | Alfonzo Rachel
    Oh, no! You Christians are Just Being Paranoid!
  • Kentucky passes religious-freedom act [A State Law passed in 2013 Judge Bunning ignored]

    09/08/2015 3:32:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | March 27, 2013
    Overriding Gov. Steve Beshears veto by overwhelming margins, the Kentucky house and senate have passed religious-freedom legislation. The Catholic Conference of Kentucky supported the measure. The short law reads: Government shall not substantially burden a person's freedom of religion. The right to act or refuse to act in a manner motivated by a sincerely held religious belief may not be substantially burdened unless the government proves by clear and convincing evidence that it has a compelling governmental interest in infringing the specific act or refusal to act and has used the least restrictive means to further that interest. A "burden"...
  • Oregon judge hit with ethics probe after refusing to do gay marriages

    09/08/2015 12:53:16 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 43 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/8/15 | Dustin Siggins
    MARION COUNTY, Oregon, September 8, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- An ethics investigation has been launched against an Oregon judge who ordered his staff to recommend same-sex "marriage" requests to other judges, even though he isn't required to perform the ceremonies. On Thursday, Judge Vance Day’s spokesperson, Patrick Korten, confirmed that Day was being investigated by the Oregon Commission on Judicial Fitness because of his opposition to redefining marriage. While Day has never performed a same-sex "marriage" in his four years on the bench, it was only this past spring that he told his staff to recommend other judges to same-sex couples...
  • First They Came For The Christians

    09/06/2015 5:58:51 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 13 replies
    http://directorblue.blogspot.com/ ^ | 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...
  • Madonnas Brother Defends Kim Davis: Gay Community Feels the Need to Be Sore Winners

    09/06/2015 1:03:05 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 09/06/2015 | Josh Feldman
    Kim Davis is getting a lot of support from conservative Christians, but Madonnas openly gay brother has come out defending her.Christopher Ciccone posted about Davis on Facebook this weekend, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, said she deserves as much support as a Muslim woman who insisted on covering her face and refused not only gay marriages licenses, but divorce, accusations of rape and driving a car without your mans approval.He said that the feds pick and choose which laws to follow, citing marijuana in two states and the abstract notion of sanctuary cities before making this point: Once again,...
  • 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 | lc.org
    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...
  • No GoFundMe for Kim Davis: Crowdfunding puts the brakes on... (Salon)

    09/04/2015 5:55:38 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 28 replies
    Salon.com ^ | 8/4/15 | Mary Elizabeth Williams
    Full Title: No GoFundMe for Kim Davis: Crowdfunding puts the brakes on the disturbing bigots-get-rich-quick trend Subtitle: If the plan was to fundraise, more platforms aren't going to play along Its a narrative so familiar by now that we can all recite the script. As Sarah Thyre laid it out Thursday: 1. Jail 2. Book deal/Fox News guest 3. jillion dollar @gofundme page w/donations from fellow bigots. And with the developments this week in the case of Kim Davis, who was indeed jailed not for being a Christian but being in contempt of court, many presumed that this was the...
  • Kim Davis, the Woman Behind Bars

    09/04/2015 2:11:52 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 111 replies
    Liberty Counsel ^ | September 4, 2015 | lc.org
    Press Release Grayson, KY –Mat Staver told press outside the Carter County Detention Center that he spoke with Kim Davis, and she is in good spirits. Kim is very touched by all the support she feels from people literally around the world. Her last words before leaving were, “All is well.” “Despite being held as a prisoner for her religious beliefs, her conscience remains unshackled. We discussed her options going forward. We will challenge Judge Bunning’s contempt order and her unlawful confinement,” Staver said. “Kim is resolute in her decision to challenge the issuance of any marriage certificate bearing her...
  • 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...
  • Mike Huckabee holding rally for jailed Kentucky clerk to protest criminalization of Christianity

    09/04/2015 9:53:45 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 49 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/4/15 | Ben Johnson
    ROWAN COUNTY, KY, September 4, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee will hold a rally to protest the arrest and imprisonment of a Christian county clerk who refused to issue gay "marriage" licenses to homosexuals, saying the arrest shows that Christian persecution has come to America. The rally, which he dubbed #ImWithKim, will be held in Kentucky on Tuesday, his campaign announced today. Further details will be forthcoming, as the event is still being planned. "Having Kim Davis in federal custody removes all doubt of the criminalization of Christianity in our country," Gov. Huckabee said following the arrest for...
  • Here are the Presidential Candidate's Stance on the Jailing of Kim Davis

    09/04/2015 8:02:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 106 replies
    Various Sites | VANITY
    For those of you who want to know how each GOP Presidential candidate publicly stands on the Kim Davis/Gay Marriage issue, here is a guide. BOBBY JINDAL Bobby Jindal Defends Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis QUOTE: "In America, You should be able to keep your job and follow your conscience." MIKE HUCKABEE Mike Huckabee offers support to Kentucky clerk who refuses to issue gay marriage licenses TED CRUZ Ted Cruz: 'I Stand With Kim Davis' JEB BUSH "[Davis] is sworn to uphold the law and it seems to me there ought to be common ground, there ought to be big enough...
  • Free Kim Davis

    09/04/2015 7:06:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/04/2015 | Maggie Gallagher
    By the time you read this, Kim Davis will be sitting in a federal jail cell. Buzzfeed is already gloating over Daviss perp photo. Kim Daviss crime? Refusing to affix her name to a same-sex marriage license, despite a direct court order to do so. I have said before that religious-liberty protections cannot act as a bar to gay couples: If the law permits a U.S. citizen to get a license, there must be a way for the gay couple to access it, with their dignity intact. But heres the thing: The law must be obeyed is not the final...
  • Kim Davis, Rightful Prisoner of Conscience

    09/04/2015 7:02:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/04/2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    I must confess to harboring a sneaking admiration for Kim Davis. Davis, the county clerk in Kentucky who was jailed for contempt of court after defying a judges order to issue marriage licenses to homosexual couples, is in the wrong, inarguably: The proper course of action for a government official who has a moral objection to carrying out his public duties isnt obstruction but resignation. Jonathan Adler, writing in the Washington Post, reminded us of Antonin Scalias argument about the death penalty: If the justice believed that his official participation in the legal machinery of death was immoral, then he...
  • Donald Trump on Kim Davis case: The Supreme Court has ruled

    09/04/2015 5:12:31 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 779 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 09/04/2015 | David Sherfinski
    Bottom line, host Joe Scarborough said, is that if Supreme Court makes a decision, thats the law of land, right? You have to go with it, Mr. Trump said. The decisions been made, and that is the law of the land. She can take a pass and let somebody else in the office do it in terms of religious, so you know, its a very tough situation, but we are a nation, as I said yesterday, were a nation of laws, he said. And I was talking about borders and I was talking about other things, but you know,...
  • Scott Walker Calls for Reasonable Accommodation in Kentucky Clerk Case

    09/04/2015 12:38:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 3, 2015 | Fred Lucas
    Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker called for a reasonable accommodation that would allow a Kentucky county clerk ordered to jail Thursday in contempt of court to freely practice her religion. A federal judge ordered Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis jailed until she complies with a courts ruling to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Davis has refused, saying that would violate her Christian beliefs. The bottom line in America is we are a nation of laws, the Wisconsin governor told TheBlaze. But part of those laws in fact, the most important of those laws is the...
  • KY Clerk who Refused to Issue Gay Marriage Licenses Held in Contempt and Ordered to Jail

    09/03/2015 12:01:24 PM PDT · by xzins · 147 replies
    YOUNG CONS ^ | September 3, 2015 | Michael Cantrell
    Kim Davis, a Kentucky clerk who refused to issue gay marriage licenses got some rather bad news today, as a judge held her in contempt and has ordered her to jail. Here are the details so far. From NBC News: A federal judge has ordered a Kentucky clerk to jail after she refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Kim Davis, a clerk in Rowan County, was found in contempt of court on Thursday morning. She has said granting marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples would violate Gods definition of marriage and infringe on her personal beliefs as...
  • An Antidote to the LGBT Little Apple of Death

    08/28/2015 1:06:49 PM PDT · by fwdude · 10 replies
    Scott Lively Ministries ^ | August 28, 2015 | Scott Lively
    Sexual Orientation Regulations (SORs) (also known as sexual orientation anti-discrimination policies) are the most devious tactic of the LGBT movement for stripping Christians of First Amendment protections and setting the stage for the gay takeover of any social, political or cultural entity. These SORs are the seed that contains the entire tree of the homosexual agenda with all of its poisonous fruit. Once implanted, the entire agenda emerges like the trunk and branches of a Manchineel tree, producing what looks deceptively like wholesome fruit but in fact is known in the island paradise in which it grows as the manzanita...
  • Make Him Bake Cake: Compelling Participation in Gay Wedding Celebrations

    08/19/2015 10:28:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2015 | Jacob Sullum
    Because Colorado would not grant them a license, David Mullins and Charlie Craig got married in Provincetown, Mass., 2,000 miles away. Because Jack Phillips would not bake them a wedding cake for their hometown reception, they bought one from another bakery in the Denver area. The huge difference between the burdens imposed by those two refusals reflects a crucial difference in power that has been obscured by the campaign to compel social acceptance of same-sex marriage. You know something has gone terribly wrong with our reasoning about rights when the same state that forced Mullins and Craig to travel so...
  • The Gay Marriage Gauntlet: Time to Choose

    08/17/2015 4:54:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2015 | Matt Barber
    It’s never fun to be proven right when warning of some impending wrong. Many in the pro-family movement have long stressed that the cultural Marxist left’s belligerent push for the judicial fiction that is “gay marriage” was never about gaining “equal access” to this biologically exclusive male-female institution, as they profess, but, rather, is, and has always been, about control. While there are many layers to unfold, the almost instant explosion in government-sanctioned, anti-Christian extremism on display post Obergefell v. Hodges, confirms the poisonous three-fold agenda that underlies the “social justice” mob’s flowery “marriage equality” propaganda. That is: 1) the...
  • New citizens can skip pledge to take up arms and defend the US

    07/22/2015 8:16:12 AM PDT · by dware · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07.21.2015 | Pete Kasperowicz
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Tuesday said it will no longer require incoming U.S. citizens to pledge that they will "bear arms on behalf of the United States" or "perform noncombatant service" in the Armed Forces as part of the naturalization process. Those lines are in the Oath of Allegiance that people recite as they become U.S. citizens. But USCIS said people "may" be able to exclude those phrases for reasons related to religion or if they have a conscientious objection.
  • Scorned Christian Bakery Breaks Online Fundraising Record

    07/18/2015 2:45:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Sweet Cakes by Melissa owners Aaron and Melissa Klein had the audacity to defend their religious beliefs two years ago, and they suffered mightily. When a lesbian couple, Laurel and Rachel Bowman-Cryer, requested a cake from the Oregon-basedChristian bakers for their wedding, the latter politely declined because doing so would violate the religious edicts they so strongly follow. The Kleins religiously motivated decision prompted the gay couple to sue, and the Oregon labor commissioner ruled that the Kleins would have to shell out $135,000 in damages. Thanks to Americans who still cherish religious freedom, however, it appears this Christian family...
  • Lesbian Democrat senator denies individual right to religious liberty

    07/13/2015 10:14:49 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 13, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The chilling redefinition of the First Amendments guarantee of religious liberty by Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Democrat of Wisconsin and the Senates only lesbian, is a looming threat to religious liberty. With the possible loss of tax exemptions for churches and institutions that dont comply with the Supreme Courts same-sex marriage decision, an era of religious persecution may be upon us. Baldwin made her remarks on the June 27 broadcast of Up With Steve Kornacki on MSNBC. In a transcript of her remarks posted on Newsbusters, Baldwin ignored the fact that it was religious persecution in Europe that led to people...
  • U.S. senator: Individuals dont have religious freedom, just churches

    07/08/2015 6:56:59 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 73 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/7/15 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., July 7, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – The freedom of religion guaranteed by the First Amendment applies only to churches, not to individuals, a U.S. senator said on national television recently.Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-WI – the nation's first openly lesbian elected to the U.S. Senate – addressed the Supreme Court's Obergefell v. Hodges decision on June 27 on MSNBC's Up with Steve Kornacki."Should the bakery have to bake the cake for the gay couple getting married?” the host asked. “Where do you come down on that?"Baldwin responded that the First Amendment gave Americans no right to exercise religion outside the...
  • The New York Times's Anti-Christian Hypocrisy

    07/03/2015 5:30:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/03/2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Once again, this time by the New York Times, it has been proven that the only group that it is politically correct to bash or offend is Christians. They turn the other cheek and forgive those who trespass, rather than behead and bomb, or storm newspaper offices to murder and maim. That much was admitted by New York Times editor for standards Phil Corbett in defending the newspapers decision to publish Monday a picture of Pope Benedict XVI fashioned out of condoms, after being among those that refused to publish the Charlie Hebdo cartoons of the Mohammed that prompted a...
  • You Cant Compromise with Culture Warriors

    07/01/2015 5:40:03 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/1/2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    I loved reading the If You Give a Mouse a Cookie books to my daughter. The somewhat Aesopian theme is that if you give the mouse what it wants a cookie it will just want more: a glass of milk, a straw, etc. The story came to mind last week, a week that began with many vowing to inter the Confederate flag and that ended with the Supreme Court mandating that there is a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. As far as culture-war victories go, the flag news was big, but the marriage ruling was tantamount to VE...
  • EXCLUSIVE: County Clerk Resigns Instead of Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses

    07/01/2015 1:52:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    Linda Barnette has issued marriage licenses in Grenada County, Mississippi for 24 years. On Tuesday, she resigned.I choose to obey God rather than man, Mrs. Barnette wrote in her one paragraph resignation letter to the Grenada County Board of Supervisors.I am a follower of Christ and I believe strongly that the Bible is my final authority, she wrote. The Bible teaches that a marriage is to be between a man and a woman. Therefore, because of the recent ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court, I can no longer fulfill my duties as Circuit Clerk and issue marriage licenses to same...
  • Churches Could Lose Tax Exemption Over Gay Marriage

    06/30/2015 10:40:19 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 30, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Lost in the celebrations over universal gay marriage, like abortion, being deemed a right found in the penumbras and emanations of the Constitution is the chilling effect the ruling has on religious liberty. In a telling exchange between the Obama administrations Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. and Justice Samuel Alito, detailed by Tom Blumer at Newsbusters.com, in which Verrilli admitted that churches could lose their tax exemptions if they refuse to perform gay weddings: Justice Alito: Well, in the Bob Jones case, the Court held that a college was not entitled to taxexempt status if it opposed interracial marriage...
  • Gay Marriage Vs. Religious Liberty

    04/30/2015 10:04:08 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 30, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case to determine whether the Constitution requires states to issue same-sex marriage licenses and requires other states to honor same-sex marriages performed in those states. A primary argument by the plaintiffs is that gay marriage is covered under the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment and that if straights can marry, then so can gays. The counterargument is that marriage is a privilege and not a right, a union of one man and one woman sanctioned over millennia by virtually every culture and country over time as the stable...
  • Forget A Federal Marriage Amendment and Go For Religious Freedom Acts In All 50 States

    06/30/2015 4:37:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | John Hawkins
    I assume that those who cling to old beliefs will be able to whisper their thoughts in the recesses of their homes, but if they repeat those views in public, they will risk being labeled as bigots and treated as such by governments, employers, and schools. By imposing its own views on the entire country, the majority facilitates the marginalization of the many Americans who have traditional ideas. Justice Samuel Alito on the Supreme Court decision that forced gay marriage on the country The dilemma Christians and conservatives face after the Supreme Court's made-up-from-whole-cloth-instead-of-the-Constitution ruling on gay marriage is...