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  • Man who saved gay marriage sits in a prison cell

    07/07/2015 5:32:10 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 2 replies
    lowell sun ^ | july 6 | peter lucas
    It is only proper that former Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Margaret Marshall basks in the media limelight over the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court making gay marriage the law of the land. While she is no Judge Judy, Marshall has suddenly become a television personality, as she has been sought out for comment and interviews on the court ruling. And rightly so, since it all began in Massachusetts, in her court, and under her judicial leadership. Long before the issue of legalizing marriage between same-sex couples came before the U.S. Supreme Court, it was the decision of...
  • Cruz Control?

    07/06/2015 2:17:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    PowerLine ^ | July 6, 2015 | Steven Hayward
    Of the entire GOP presidential field, I think the candidate with the best or most substantive grasp of the constitutional defects of the administrative state—the term for our unaccountable “fourth branch” of government that increasingly governs us without our consent—is Ted Cruz. (If Tom Cotton were running for president, he’d get the clear nod on this point, but perhaps some day. . .) At the very least, Cruz knows enough about the separation of powers to make the bold suggestion that some states have a legal basis to ignore or resist the Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision legalizing gay marriage. As...
  • America's favorite fast food chain is Chick-fil-

    07/05/2015 4:13:26 PM PDT · by vis a vis · 52 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 05 jul 15 | Dailymail.com Reporter
    Full title--- America's favorite fast food chain is Chick-fil-a while McDonald's is at the bottom of the heap in new survey The annual American Consumer Satisfaction index polled 70,000 people for their opinions on various consumer offerings, including fast food. In its first year on the index, the Southern-born, Christian-run sandwich chain debuted at the top.
  • Burger King Supports LGBT Rights With 'Proud Whopper' And 'Be Your Way' Campaign

    07/04/2015 7:24:37 AM PDT · by EBH · 141 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 7/1/2015 | Curtis Wong
    In what could be a first for a global fast food outlet, Burger King is making a bold proclamation in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community with the launch of a specially packaged burger. The "Be Your Way" project was created at a Burger King franchise in San Francisco, where a limited edition "Proud Whopper" sandwich was added to the menu to coincide with the city's annual pride festivities. According to press materials, guests who ordered the "Proud Whopper" found that the sandwich was the same as a classic Whooper, but came wrapped in a rainbow-colored...
  • Ted Cruz: The Constitution Wins

    07/04/2015 1:56:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    American Clarion ^ | July 3, 2015 | Bob Ellis
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), the most conservative presidential candidate for 2016, was recently interviewed by Hispanic TV channel Univision on a variety of subjects including the recent U.S. Supreme court opinion on counterfeit marriage. The interview turned out to be a great opportunity to inform the Hispanic community about the U.S. Constitution and conservative values. The Univision Leftist interviewer Jorge Ramos seemed to think “love wins” (translation: “perverted lust wins”), but Senator Cruz said that (like any patriotic American) he would rather the U.S. Constitution wins. He pointed out that the U.S. Supreme Court opinion on counterfeit marriage was “fundamentally...
  • USCCB Statement on Marriage Ruling

    07/03/2015 8:28:43 PM PDT · by AncientAirs · 9 replies
    Catholic Culture.org ^ | 3 July 2015 | AncientAirs
    Today Archbishop Kurtz issued a statement about the Supreme Court’s marriage ruling, calling it a “tragic error that harms the common good and most vulnerable among us.” Read the full statement here. Archbishop Kurtz compared the decision to Roe v. Wade and how it doesn’t change the truth- which is “unchanged and unchangeable.” He continues on to say that, “Neither decision is rooted in the truth, and as a result, both will eventually fail. Today the Court is wrong again. It is profoundly immoral and unjust for the government to declare that two people of the same sex can constitute...
  • Why Two? The Question Gay Activists Cannot Answer

    07/03/2015 6:35:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Christian Post ^ | July 3, 2015 | Michael Brown
    If marriage is not the union of a man and a woman, then why should it be limited to two people (or, for that matter, require two people)? Why can't it be one or three or five? What makes the number "two" so special if it doesn't refer to the union of a male and a female? I have asked this question for years in various settings, from a campus debate with a professor to social media and from my radio show to writing, and I have not yet received a single cogent answer, since no cogent answer exists. If...
  • After gay marriage: next steps for LGBT activists

    07/03/2015 8:14:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    BRNow.org - The Official Website of The Biblical Recorder ^ | July 2, 2015 | David Roach, National Correspondent, Baptist Press
    With same-sex marriage now legal in all 50 states, pro-gay activists are shifting their focus to issues like alleged workplace, housing and public accommodations discrimination. Some have even proposed stripping churches of their tax-exempt status and legalizing polygamous marriage. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists view the Supreme Court’s legalization of gay marriage “as a means to a greater end,” said Jon Akin, pastor of Fairview Church in Lebanon, Tenn. – “a huge means, but I certainly don’t think it’s the end. I think many will not be happy” if the advance of gay rights “doesn’t go further.” Akin,...
  • A question for you to ask Black Pastors and Black church members (Vanity)

    07/02/2015 9:59:55 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 18 replies
    July 3, 2015 | Din Maker
    My question to Black Pastors is very simple: Thanks to "your first Black President" Barack Obama and the Liberal Democrats, Same-Sex Marriage is now the Law of the Land. What are you going to do when Marquis and Jervonte, or LaQuisha and Tatiana, show up and want you to marry them in a same-sex marriage ceremony? And if you don't comply, you face your church losing it's Tax-Free Status and you face possible jail time. What are you going to do? To Black Church folk: What are you going to do when your Pastor is handcuffed and taken to jail...
  • George Takei's Racist Rant: Clarence Thomas Is a 'Clown in Black Face'

    07/02/2015 8:49:06 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 101 replies
    George Takei unleashed a racist rant against Clarence Thomas, sneering that the Supreme Court justice is a "clown in blackface." The Star Trek actor on Monday fumed, "[Thomas] is a clown in blackface sitting on the Supreme Court. He gets me that angry. He doesn't belong there." Talking to a local Fox affiliate in Phoenix, Takei snarled that the second African American on the Supreme Court is unqualified: "This man does not belong on the Supreme Court. He is an embarrassment. He is a disgrace to America."
  • Attitudes on Same-sex Marriage by Religious Affiliation & Denominational Family (Survey of 40,000

    07/02/2015 4:01:06 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 60 replies
    Public Religion Research Institute ^ | 4/22/2015 | Robert P. Jones
    ... Findings from PRRI's American Values Atlas, which draws on 40,000 interviews among a random sample of Americans, provides the most in-depth portrait to date of attitudes on same-sex marriage by religious affiliation. ... All Americans [percentages]... Strongly Favor 25 Favor 29 Oppose 18 Strongly Oppose 20 White Evangelical Protestant [Baptist, Methodist, Lutherans, Presbyterians, Church of Christ]... Strongly Favor 10 Favor 18 Oppose 27 Strongly Oppose 39 White Mainline Protestant [Baptist, Methodist, Lutherans, Presbyterians, Church of Christ]... Strongly Favor 28 Favor 34 Oppose 16 Strongly Oppose 14 ...
  • Montana polygamist family applies for marriage license

    07/01/2015 12:12:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    KRTV-TV ^ | July 1, 2015 | Simone DeAlba - MTN News
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)BILLINGS - Given the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states, a Lockwood family is now looking to solidify rights of its own. We first told you about the Colliers in January of 2015 when the polygamist family appeared on an episode of the TLC show, "Sister Wives."The polyamorous movement is a national push to allow marriage between multiple partners. Nathan Collier and his two wives, Vicki and Christine, said Tuesday that they are simply looking for equality. Nathan is legally married to Vicki, but also wants to legally wed Christine. On Tuesday,...
  • Five True Lies Republicans Should Tell In 2016

    07/01/2015 7:42:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    It’s time to define the Democrats the way they’ve done to our people.Our readers don’t really need to see another column, post, or podcast about how the Supreme Court and the Obama administration has wrecked the America we used to know, and we’re past the time where we wallow in grief about how the country is lost. It’s not lost. The fight isn’t over until conservatives say it’s over. Are you really going to just sit there and let a bunch of high-school losers who found religion in campus cultural Marxism destroy the greatest society in world history? The Nazis,...
  • Supreme Court's same-sex ruling roils conservative Tennessee House Republicans

    06/30/2015 11:03:46 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 10 replies
    Chattanooga TimesFreePress ^ | July 1, 2015 | Andy Sher
    NASHVILLE -- Nearly half of Tennessee's House Republican Caucus met "in a state of shock" Tuesday to discuss whether to hold a special legislative session in response to last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage. They discussed topics such as what, if anything, state lawmakers can or should do in areas like protecting clergy who refuse to perform same-sex ceremonies because it would violate their religious beliefs. At least 33 of the most conservative members of the 73-member GOP Caucus packed into a conference room in Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell's office for more than an hour. They...
  • The Case for Polygamy Begins; The Case for the Single Life Needed Too

    06/30/2015 8:33:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Reason's Hit & Run Blog ^ | June 30, 2015 | Ed Krayewski, associate editor
    It's past time the government stop treating the tax code as a tool for social engineering.It’s happening. Less than a week after the Supreme Court ruled that gays have the right to marry, the argument in favor of polygamy as the "next advance"(in the words of Fredrick DeBoer at Politico) in marriage equality is beginning to be deployed. He writes: Now that we've defined that love and devotion and family isn't driven by gender alone, why should it be limited to just two individuals? The most natural advance next for marriage lies in legalized polygamy—yet many of the same people...
  • Justice Kennedy’s Bitter Truth - Ruling Will Unleash Legal Furies Against Those Who Disagree.

    06/30/2015 6:07:53 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 28 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 29, 2015 | William McGurn
    What can it possibly matter to you, they were asked, if two men or two women who love each other call their relationship marriage? We learned that it matters a great deal. It matters to Brendan Eich, who was forced to resign last year as CEO of the company he co-founded after it became public that he had donated $1,000 to Proposition 8, the successful California ballot measure banning same-sex marriage. It matters to Chick-fil-A, which in 2012 saw the mayors of Chicago and Boston declare the restaurant chain had no place in their cities because its chief executive held...
  • 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 administration’s 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...
  • TEXT OF JUSTICE SCALIA'S FULL DISSENT ON THE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE RULING

    06/30/2015 6:52:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 06/30/2015 | Antonin Scalia
    I join THE CHIEF JUSTICE’s opinion in full. I write separately to call attention to this Court’s threat to American democracy. The substance of today’s decree is not of immense personal importance to me. The law can recognize as marriage whatever sexual attachments and living arrangements it wishes, and can accord them favorable civil consequences, from tax treatment to rights of inheritance. Those civil consequences—and the public approval that conferring the name of marriage evidences—can perhaps have adverse social effects, but no more adverse than the effects of many other controversial laws. So it is not of special importance to...
  • Quo Vadis, America?

    06/30/2015 5:49:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    "Natural law -- God's law -- will always trump common law," said Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and a Christian leader in her own right, "God will have the final word in this matter." But, for now, Justice Anthony Kennedy has the final word. Same-sex marriage is the law of the land, as the right of gays and lesbians to marry is right there in the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, which was ratified in 1868. We just didn't see it. Tony Kennedy spotted what no previous court had detected. The absurdity of the decision aside,...
  • 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...
  • Same-sex marriage impossible in Philippines – Belmonte

    06/29/2015 9:09:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Philippine Star ^ | June 30, 2015 | Jess Diaz and Christina Mendez
    MANILA, Philippines - Same-sex marriage is impossible to be legalized in the country, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said yesterday. “From the point of view of our culture, it’s an impossibility for quite some time,” he told reporters. He said he does not see Congress approving a bill allowing same sex marriage because it is against the Filipinos’ culture. “The law lives within the culture and not the other way around,” he said. In the same breath, Belmonte said he does not see efforts to have Congress pass a divorce bill succeeding. “I don’t think we are going into something like...
  • Suggested Christian Church "Gay" Wedding Ceremony…

    06/29/2015 7:19:03 PM PDT · by FiddlePig · 25 replies
    ReckNecoBlogger Blog ^ | 6-29-2015 | RedNeckoBlogger
    Suggested Bible Based Christian Church Gay Wedding Ceremony… We gather today under threat of legal prosecution and persecution… to unite Adam and Steve legally in a union they call “marriage” but in fact is a mockery of God’s most sacred sacrament. God created marriage, man did not... for one man and woman only. So though required by law… this union cannot be blessed by God. As a counsel to the participants, I ask them to accept as Savior our Lord Jesus Christ… and seek His ways and repent of this abomination forced upon this church. (vows now to be spoken...
  • Drowning Out the Voice Inside: Why Advocates of Same-Sex 'Marriage' Can Be So Intolerant

    06/29/2015 4:21:09 PM PDT · by gwjack · 11 replies
    The Stream ^ | June 28, 2015 | David Mills
    It’s basic good manners not to ask people to do something they don’t think they can do. They’re happier and you’re happier if you find someone else who wants to do the job. You might call this “anticipatory tolerance.” It’s one of the things that makes a diverse society work. I don’t push you if I can help it, you don’t push me if you can help it, and we can keep saying “hello” to each other when we pass on the street. Not everyone does this. Bakers, wedding photographers and bed-and-breakfast owners, are being abused for declining to support...
  • Local churches say no same-sex ceremonies (Hobby Lobby ruling should eliminate being forced on this

    06/29/2015 3:49:49 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 74 replies
    Corsicana Daily Sun ^ | 6/29/2015 (30 minutes ago) | Deanna Kirk
    While the Supreme Court of the United States ruled Friday that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states, several religious leaders in Corsicana said Monday they will not hold a same-sex wedding service in their churches. ... Pastors of several churches cited Biblical teachings for their stance. ...
  • Salon: Animals Are People Too (Same Sex Marriage Argument fallout)

    06/29/2015 8:33:12 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 14 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 6-28-2015 | William Bigelow
    Salon has brilliantly presented the argument that animals should be considered people, positing that the antiquated notion of a line of demarcation between humans and animals should be discarded. (snip) The court was obviously behind the times. According to Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, not only should animals have rights, they should be allowed to marry humans. Kennedy used four criteria in voting for gay marriage: 1. Individual autonomy: Kennedy wrote: “There is dignity in the bond between two men or two women who seek to marry and in their autonomy to make such profound choices.” Certainly orcas and chimps...
  • It is time for another American Revolution to overthrow oppressors

    06/29/2015 7:39:13 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 65 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/26/15 | Steve Jalsevac
    Today’s US Supreme Court ruling against the understanding for millennia that marriage can naturally only be the union of one man and one woman, although expected, is nevertheless a shocker. It is a shocker because of what we now understand are grave implications of the decision.The concept of law is now further in shambles. It is ridiculed, gutted, and trashed by these judges who consider themselves to be a unilaterally declared new power over the American people.They have made it very clear that they are an enemy of the American Republic and its original declarations and ideals.Allan Parker, president of...
  • About that “polygamy is inevitable” thing…

    06/28/2015 7:51:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 28, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    On Friday, shortly after the Gaypocolypse began raining down on the media landscape like an ELE comet strike, I had already begun musing on Twitter about the no longer hypothetical slippery slope which had just opened up. To be sure, we’ve had more than a few discussions of slippery slope items in years past which were little more than hyperbole in the real world. But then, the “real world” has been changing rather rapidly in the past few years and I’ve had to take a fresh look at some items which I’d previously written off as straw men, but have...
  • Statement on Same-Sex Marriage

    06/28/2015 3:22:02 PM PDT · by lightman · 5 replies
    June 28, 2015 Feast of Ss. Cyrus and John Beloved in Christ, May God bless you always. On June 26, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a decision that effectively defines “marriage” as legal between any two consenting adults throughout our country, regardless of their biological sex, a decision that will no doubt have sweeping effects in our society, not just for these couples but for children, families, churches, other religious organizations and all people of faith. This action by the Court attempting to redefine marriage is deeply wrong, but it gives us an opportunity to reiterate...
  • The Supreme Court Shakes Its Fist at God

    06/28/2015 12:01:30 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 28 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | June 28, 2015 | JP
    The U.S. Supreme Court must think God asleep. In its most odious decision since Roe v. Wade, which over the past four decades has resulted in the slaughter of more than 57 million unborn children, the High Court on Friday declared homosexual marriage a Constitutional right. In a majority opinion at odds with his putative Catholic faith, Justice Anthony Kennedy suggests that those who oppose “marriage equality” just don’t get where lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders are coming from. “It would misunderstand these men and women,” wrote Kennedy, “to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that...
  • Decoding the Unreal

    06/28/2015 11:07:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2015 | Kevin McCullough
    Supreme Court cases, former cover boys for Wheaties’ cereal boxes, faux ethnic origins—have you noticed? We live in the day of the unreal. The misdirected. The re-channelled. We do it all based on emotion. As most of the social media denunciations of Christians this weekend chastised them for ignoring (in their words) the command of God to “love” people, the very same youthful, ignorant, and misinformed forgot all about the portions of the Bible that call us to sacrifice, obedience, and trust. The new hashtag that is being championed around the twitterverse, cybersphere, and interwebs is #LoveWins. The uninformed—including...
  • Graham: Keeping Marriage Amendment In Party Platform Will Hurt GOP In 2016

    06/28/2015 10:45:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    Crooks & Liars ^ | June 28, 2015 | "Heather"
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Sen. Lindsey Graham told Meet the Press host Chuck Todd that the Republican party needs to finally hang it up when it comes to keeping a proposal for a Constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in their party platform, but that he made it clear they're not going to let it go as a wedge issue any time soon. As long as they can keep the religious right whipped into a frenzy over whether their "liberties" are being violated by not being free to discriminate against a group of people they don't like, they're going to keep going after those...
  • Gary Hart: America’s Founding Principles Are in Danger of Corruption

    06/28/2015 7:03:08 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 51 replies
    TIME ^ | June 26, 2015 | By Gary Hart
    Welcome to the age of vanity politics and campaigns-for-hire. What would our founders make of this nightmare? Four qualities have distinguished republican government from ancient Athens forward: the sovereignty of the people; a sense of the common good; government dedicated to the commonwealth; and resistance to corruption. Measured against the standards established for republics from ancient times, the American Republic is massively corrupt. From Plato and Aristotle forward, corruption was meant to describe actions and decisions that put a narrow, special, or personal interest ahead of the interest of the public or commonwealth. Corruption did not have to stoop to...
  • S.E. Cupp tearfully begs GOP to accept marriage equality

    06/28/2015 12:56:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Salon ^ | June 26, 2015 | Jenny Kutner
    The conservative pundit tells CNN Republicans will become "relics" if they don't evolve on same-sex marriage.Conservative pundit S.E. Cupp got emotional on CNN Friday afternoon in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality, which she urged the Republican party to accept. Tears welling, lip quivering and all, Cupp — a longtime supporter of same-sex marriage, though not always for the most progressive reasons — begged the GOP to evolve on the issue, lest conservatives begin to be viewed as “relics.” “Those people there are not pariahs, they’re patriots,” Cupp said of same-sex couples. ”And wherever you stand...
  • Inconsistent Same-Sex Marriage Advocates: There is now no principled way to exclude polyamory

    06/27/2015 7:29:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    In Australia, same-sex marriage activists are upset that polyamorists are trying to jump on their equality bandwagon. From The Australian: THE main lobby group promoting gay marriage yesterday distanced itself from polyamorists demanding to be included in the proposed reforms, saying marriage involving more than two people would undermine a traditional institution.As reported yesterday by The Australian, Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young has come under attack from polyamorists, including some who are members of her party, for insisting that marriage should be between two people of any sex, but no more than two.Greens volunteer and polyamorist Naomi Bicheno wrote on...
  • ACLU: We’re only interested in protecting some civil rights

    06/27/2015 3:00:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 27, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Come on. How many will truly be surprised to see the American Civil Liberties Union backpedal away from an enumerated civil right in the Constitution, now that the cognoscenti considers it a form of bigotry? I feel so old. I remember when the ACLU was a civil liberties organization. http://t.co/oe1EiYAXja— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) June 27, 2015 @Popehat @Lorienen @ACLU well now that Christians use it the ACLU can't support it— Clarence Whorley (@ClarenceWhorley) June 27, 2015 The organization that once went to court to ensure that the American Nazi Party could parade through Skokie, Illinois in an exercise of free...
  • Gay Marriage at the End of a Gun Barrel

    06/27/2015 1:22:59 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 8 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 6/26/15 | Steve Berman
    Now that the Supreme Court has decided that same-sex marriage is a Constitutionally-protected right of all citizens, the question that naturally arises is: What happens next? In the 37 states where same-sex marriage is already legal, nothing happens.  Things simply go on as they have. In the 13 states where same-sex marriage is prohibited by state law and constitutional amendment, things are more complicated. Court cases will be filed, or existing cases in the federal court system will be handed down in accordance with the SCOTUS decision--meaning those amendments and laws will be struck down. Then there's the matter of...
  • Dissent on Gay Marriage: The Justices' Own Words

    06/27/2015 1:21:04 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 3 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 6/27/15 | Steve Berman
    Five Supreme Court justices agreed that culture reigns over Constitution in Obergefell v. Hodges, as they found another emanation from the 14th Amendment--this one granting "dignity and liberty"--a phrase that most (American) third year law students would be hard pressed to find in their texts (at least before Friday). Fortunately, Americans pay Supreme Court justices for their careful legal analysis and foresight on issues like this.  Four of them saw the cowardice in having the Court decide what is outside their proper role. Four of the justices dissented in the case.  Here are their own words. In his dissent, Justice...
  • Conservative Lawmakers and Faith Groups Seek Exemptions After Same-Sex Ruling

    06/27/2015 9:33:55 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 43 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 26, 2015 | Erik Eckholm
    Within hours of the Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage, an array of conservatives including the governors of Texas and Louisiana and religious groups called for stronger legal protections for those who want to avoid any involvement in same-sex marriage, like catering a gay wedding or providing school housing to gay couples, based on religious beliefs. They demanded establishing clear religious exemptions from discrimination laws, tax penalties or other government regulations for individuals, businesses and religious-affiliated institutions wishing to avoid endorsing such marriages.
  • So-Called Same-Sex Marriage: Lamenting the New Calamity

    06/27/2015 6:24:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Desiring God ^ | 06/27/2015 | John Piper
    Jesus died so that heterosexual and homosexual sinners might be saved. Jesus created sexuality, and has a clear will for how it is to be experienced in holiness and joy. His will is that a man might leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife, and that the two become one flesh (Mark 10:6–9). In this union, sexuality finds its God-appointed meaning, whether in personal-physical unification, symbolic representation, sensual jubilation, or fruitful procreation. For those who have forsaken God’s path of sexual fulfillment, and walked into homosexual intercourse or heterosexual extramarital fornication or adultery, Jesus offers astonishing mercy....
  • Ted Cruz’ Callous Disregard of History

    06/27/2015 12:08:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Houston Chronicle's The Peace Pastor ^ | June 27, 2015 | Rev. Marty Troyer, Houston Mennonite: The Church of the Sermon on the Mount
    Texas Senator and Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz said 2 Supreme Court rulings were so wrong they constitute one of the “darkest periods” in US history. I can not even begin to understand the blinders you’d need to wear to make such a callous statement as this. Slavery. Lynchings. Trail of Tears. Triangle shirtwaste factory. Hiroshima. Nagasaki. My Lai. Kent State. 9/11. Hurricane Katrina. When we first learned about Abu Ghrab. 115 migrants dead in the Texas borderlands in 2014. Even Charleston just last week. These were dark days folks. People dying is a dark day. People dying because we killed...
  • Praising High Court, Hillary Clinton Assails G.O.P. Field

    06/26/2015 9:55:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The New York Times' First Draft ^ | June 26, 2015 | Nicholas Fandos
    FAIRFAX, Va. — Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday night berated her Republican presidential rivals for protesting the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing gay marriage and for resisting stricter gun laws after the mass shooting in Charleston. Reflecting on what she called “an emotional roller-coaster of a day,” Mrs. Clinton lauded the 5-4 decision recognizing gay marriage and renewed her calls for “common sense” gun control. But she saved her strongest words for criticizing the Republican contenders, who she said “seemed determined to lead us right back into the past” on those and other issues. “Instead of trying to turn back the...
  • SC legalizes gay-marriage; “thunderbolt of justice” Obama says; Cruz-let voters remove justices

    06/26/2015 3:44:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' Trail Blazers ^ | June 26, 2015 | Todd J. Gillman
    Stumping for president in northwest Iowa, Sen. Ted Cruz described the ruling as “the very definition of lawlessness” — the same epithet he applied a day earlier when the court affirmed Obamacare subsidies nationwide, even in states that, like Texas, refused to create their own insurance marketplace as contemplated in the text of the law. “Today is some of the darkest 24 hours in our nation’s history,” Cruz told Fox radio host Sean Hannity. Both rulings, he said, were instances of “naked and shameless acts of judicial activism.” To curb judicial excess, Cruz proposed a constitutional amendment requiring justices to...
  • Ted Cruz On Supreme Court Rulings: ‘Some Of The Darkest 24 Hours In Our Nation’s History’ [AUDIO]

    06/26/2015 2:27:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 26, 2015 | Al Weaver
    Continuing his critique of the Supreme Court’s recent decisions on Obamacare and same-sex marriage, Sen. Ted Cruz said Friday that the rulings mark “some of the darkest 24 hours in our nations history.” Cruz made the comments in an interview on Sean Hannity’s radio show Friday afternoon. “Today is some of the darkest 24 hours in our nation’s history,” Cruz said. “I couldn’t say it more eloquently,” Hannity responded. “Yesterday and today were both naked and shameless judicial activism,” Cruz said. “Neither decision — the decision yesterday rewriting Obamacare for the second time. Six justices joined the Obama administration. You...
  • These charts show that any meaningful opposition to gay marriage will soon die out

    06/26/2015 12:24:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/26/2015 | DRAKE BAER AND SKYE GOULD
    In 2001 the Netherlands legalized same-sex marriage, then came Belgium in 2003, South Africa in 2006, and Argentina in 2010. With Friday's historic Supreme Court ruling, the United States has done the same.Given that the American Psychiatric Association classified homosexuality as a mental illness until 1973, that's quite the turnaround. As the Pew Research Center has documented in their polling, the stance on same-sex marriage in America has undergone a radical transformation in the past 12 years. In the words of Time reporter David Von Drehle, same-sex marriage is an "increasingly uncontroversial controversy."In 2001 the Netherlands legalized same-sex marriage, then...
  • Take heart, Patriot Americans!

    06/26/2015 11:57:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Examiner ^ | June 26, 2015 | J. Maropoulakis Denney
    Take heart, patriot Americans. In the end, with faith in God, we will prevail over the forces of evil recently manifested in the two Supreme Court decisions. Continue to oppose tyrannical Obamacare and any other government mandates, and do not recognize gay faux marriage. I know that I will not recognize it, and neither will my Church: http://www.pravmir.com/archbishop-demetrios-marriage-is-a-sacred-institu... Work hard to elect constitutional conservatives who hold traditional moral values like Ted Cruz for president. Things may look glum right now with this tyrannical progressive onslaught, supported by most of the media powers, but not nearly so dismal as what General...
  • After the Supreme Court's Decision: Here's What I Want GOP Candidates to Say about Marriage

    06/26/2015 10:26:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/26/2015 | Maggie Gallagher
    The Supreme Court has ruled 5–4 that the Constitution guarantees a right to gay marriage. Will this decision be the Brown v. Board of Education of our times or this generation’s Roe v. Wade? The difference, of course, is that Brown v. Board definitively established a magnificent new public morality that racism is wrong. The Supreme Court’s decision to strip human life in the womb of all legal protections, by contrast, set in motion a 50-year struggle that has yet to end. Which will it be? A great deal depends on how the men and women who want to be...
  • Justice Kennedy: Same-Sex Marriage Bans Violate Equal Protection, ‘Harm and Humiliate Children’

    06/26/2015 8:40:45 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 13 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 6-26-2015 | Bridget Johnson
    (snip) “The Court has long held the right to marry is protected by the Constitution,” Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the opinion. “For example, Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1, 12, invalidated bans on interracial unions, and Turner v. Safley, 482 U. S. 78, 95, held that prisoners could not be denied the right to marry.” Kennedy wrote that four principles “demonstrate that the reasons marriage is fundamental under the Constitution apply with equal force to same-sex couples.” “The first premise of this Court’s relevant precedents is that the right to personal choice regarding marriage is inherent in the concept...
  • The Alito, Thomas Dissent: ‘Constitution Does Not Guarantee Right to Enter into Same-Sex Marriage’

    06/26/2015 8:41:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    CNS ^ | 06/26/2015 | Shannon Quick
    Distancing themselves from the majority on the Supreme Court, Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas filed a dissenting opinion to Wednesday's Defense Against Marriage Act ruling, stating that “same-sex marriage presents a highly emotional and important question of public policy – but not a difficult question of constitutional law." "The Constitution does not guarantee the right to enter into a same-sex marriage,” the justices wrote. The landmark case was filed by Edith Windsor of New York, who was forced to pay taxes on an inheritance when Thea Spyer, the woman she married in Ontario, Canada, died in 2009. Windsor was...
  • Millennials, do you have the courage to stand on the ‘wrong side of history’?

    06/26/2015 5:40:44 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 26 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/25/15 | Ryan Shinkel
    June 25, 2015 (ThePublicDiscourse) -- It seems that the Supreme Court will probably strike down the conjugal marriage laws of our states. It seems Anthony Kennedy may have finally made up his mind that Aristotle was wrong in the first book of his Politics. Things are beginning to feel like a game of chicken: get out of the way now, or face being on the wrong side of history. For young people who have any proclivity to think the nature of marriage is rooted in sexual complementarity and generational renewal, the inevitable judgment of the ages can sting.The phrase “the wrong side...
  • We didn’t seek this war, but if it comes, we must not shirk from it (Same-Sex "Marriage")

    06/25/2015 9:38:54 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 24 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/24/15 | J. Mark Brewer
    June 24, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- I was a law student when I first learned of the consequences of not being politically correct concerning homosexuality. A former Miss America’s contract as the citrus growers’ brand-ambassador was allowed to lapse because she had successfully campaigned for the repeal of a pro-homosexual ordinance in Miami-Dade County. She was quoted as saying, “What these people really want, hidden behind obscure legal phrases, is the legal right to propose to our children that theirs is an acceptable, alternate way of life.” She was publicly humiliated -- "pied" on national television -- and her name -- Anita...