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  • N.Y. farm appeals $13,000 fine for refusing lesbian couple's wedding

    11/23/2015 8:49:16 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/23/2015 | Staff
    Albany, N.Y. - The owners of an upstate New York wedding venue who were fined $13,000 after refusing to host a lesbian wedding are appealing the ruling. The owners of Liberty Ridge Farm north of Albany refused to host the 2013 wedding of Melisa and Jennie McCarthy, citing their Christian beliefs that marriage is between a man and a woman. The state's Division of Human Rights ruled that business owned by Robert and Cynthia Gifford violated New York's anti-discrimination law. "The policy to not allow same-sex marriage ceremonies on Liberty Ridge Farm is a denial of access to a place...
  • Doctors ask Alabama Supreme Court to resist Obergefell decision

    11/20/2015 11:55:09 AM PST · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/19/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    MONTGOMERY, Alabama, November 19, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Pockets of resistance to the Supreme Court's judicial activism in constitutionalizing homosexual "marriage" are cropping up across the United States. Not isolated pockets, either. Large, organized pockets. The latest groups to officially resist Obergefell v Hodges include Alabama pediatricians and an entire church denomination, petitioning the state Supreme Court to disobey federal law in order to "protect" churches, families, and children. The American College of Pediatricians (ACP) submitted a "Friend of the Court" brief November 6. "It is in the best interest of children and this State to preserve the fundamental and immutable...
  • Signs of push-back against Obergefell

    11/13/2015 5:35:32 AM PST · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 11/13/15 | Michael Cook
    Not all American states have placidly accepted the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v Hodges to declare same-sex marriage constitutional. Some are listening to advice from legal scholars that “state officeholders” should “refuse to accept Obergefell as binding precedent”.If this gathers momentum, there could eventually be some scope for state governors to ignore Obergefell as a precedent. Instead, they could argue that the Court had spoken authoritatively only for the parties involved in that case alone. It’s not likely, but a crack may be opening.Here is what happened in Mississippi.Lauren Beth Czekala-Chatham, a 52-year-old credit analyst, who already had two...
  • Birth certificates, fatherhood, and same-sex marriage: Sotomayor v. Sotomayor

    11/12/2015 6:40:37 AM PST · by wagglebee · 8 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 11/12/15 | Adam J. MacLeod
    It did not take long for marriage revisionism to show its hostility to the relationship among children, mothers, and fathers. Just a few months after the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that all states must eliminate from their legal definition of marriage the essential involvement of man and woman, conflicts between this redefinition and the fundamental rights of children to be connected to both father and mother are already making their way through the courts.In these conflicts, children’s rights might seem to enjoy an advantage of priority. Even states that redefined marriage several years ago have left in...
  • Kentucky’s governor-elect just granted Kim Davis a major victory

    11/10/2015 12:37:23 PM PST · by wagglebee · 47 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/10/15 | Ben Johnson
    FRANKFORT, KY, November 9, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - On December 8, Kentucky will have a new governor, and Kim Davis will have a chance to do her job without denying her faith. Governor-elect Matt Bevin has promised that he will change the state's marriage forms, removing the name of the county clerk entirely - the reform Davis had pleaded with state lawmakers to enact before spending five days in jail. Davis, the clerk of Rowan County in eastern Kentucky, is a born again Christian who believes participating in a same-sex "marriage" would make her guilty of a major sin. Before the...
  • Christian Daycare Workers Fired for Refusing to Call a Little Girl a Boy (homofacism in Katy Texas)

    11/08/2015 3:01:45 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 97 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Nov 2015 | Lana Shadwick
    Two daycare workers have been fired for refusing to go along with the center’s transgender agenda. Madeline Kirksey, one of the workers who is an author of a Christian book, says her religious liberty rights have been violated. The two were fired after refusing to call a little girl a boy. The two male parents of a six-year-old little girl told employees at the school to refer to their daughter as a boy, and to call her by a new masculine name. The little girl’s hair had also been cut like a boy’s. Kirksey told Breitbart Texas in an interview,...
  • Democrat senator: Father and adopted son should be allowed to ‘marry’

    11/06/2015 5:27:22 AM PST · by wagglebee · 55 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/5/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    FOX CHAPEL, Pennsylvania, November 5, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Three years ago, Nino Esposito adopted his adult gay lover, Roland Bosee, Jr., as his legal son in order to save money on future inheritance taxes. Now that homosexual "marriage" is legal in Pennsylvania, they went to court to dissolve that legal adoption so as to "wed." Judge Lawrence J. O'Toole, of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, told the men that state law didn't give him the power to dissolve a legal adoption, unless there was fraud involved.  Now Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is asking the Obama administration to...
  • Justice Kennedy: Christians with convictions resigned under Hitler and they should today too

    10/29/2015 10:34:54 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 135 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/29/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, October 29, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy told a Harvard Law School audience that government employees with religious convictions about marriage should resign. The Ronald Reagan appointee said on Wednesday that if a public official has a moral objection to homosexuality, he must either follow the law or quit public service. The judge's comment came in answer to a question a student asked about government officials who disagree with the Supreme Court's decisions on gay marriage, or abortion, and if those citizens have the constitutional right to act according to their sincerely held moral...
  • Southern Baptist leader: Christians should not attend homosexual weddings

    10/20/2015 11:04:32 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 87 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/19/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, October 19, 2015 (LifeSiteNews)—There was a time when Church and State cooperated – when governing powers welcomed the influence of Judeo-Christian values and sought to harmonize its laws with morality. But since the radical secularization of Western society, Christians have been forced into an adversarial, politically incorrect role, much like the early Church in times of persecution. Since a "culture of death" began to dominate the West, genuine Christians have become counter-cultural. The leader of America's largest Protestant denomination, Dr. Albert Mohler, applies this Christian counter-culturalism to the latest politically correct trend in society: the approval of sodomy...
  • Kim Davis and the Rule of Law

    10/14/2015 9:35:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Most liberals and even some conservatives are arguing that Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis must either issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples or quit her post. Where you stand on this issue too often comes down to a case of where you stand on the question of whether same-sex nuptials are now the law of the land because Justice Tony Kennedy and four of his black-robed cohorts say so. We all know about the Defense of Marriage Act. President Obama announced early in his administration that he would not enforce that law. This 1996 act had been overwhelmingly passed...
  • To whom do children belong?: How same-sex marriage threatens parental rights

    10/14/2015 6:50:16 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 10/14/15 | Melissa Moschella
    Same-sex marriage further encourages the state to encroach on the domain of that indispensable pre-political community, the family. The first in a two-part series. Same-sex marriage is often touted as a harmless expansion of individual liberty. Yet the legal redefinition of marriage to include same-sex couples has far from innocuous consequences, particularly with regard to children’s well-being and religious liberty. Redefining marriage also strikes at our fundamental liberties in deeper though less obvious ways. A crucial aspect of liberty is respect for subsidiarity—in particular, recognition that the family, based on marriage, is a pre-political community with natural and original authority over...
  • Is Obergefell binding? No, say 60 scholars

    10/12/2015 6:10:14 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 32 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 10/12/15 | Michael Cook
    The decision of the Supreme Court in Obergefell v Hodges effectively legalised same-sex marriage throughout the United States.Or did it?A group of 60 distinguished scholars, mostly lawyers, insist that it does not. They have thrown down the gauntlet, arguing that the Supreme Court is supreme in the federal judicial system. But the justices are not supreme over the executive and legislative branches of government. “And they are certainly not supreme over the Constitution.”Behind this audacious challenge is Princeton Professor Robert P. George, an eminent academic and a seasoned campaigner in the battle to stop same-sex marriage.For village pump lawyers, this...
  • Iraqi Ayatollah America's Annihilation and the Muslim Conquest of the World

    05/21/2006 9:38:14 AM PDT · by SJackson · 35 replies · 831+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 5-21-06
    Iraqi Ayatollah Ahmad Al-Baghdadi Talks of America's Annihilation and the Muslim Conquest of the World; Declares Support for Nuclear Bombs for Muslim and Arab Countries The following are excerpts from speeches and interviews with Iraqi Ayatollah Ahmad Husseini Al-Baghdadi, which aired on Al-Jazeera TV on May 5, 2006, on Syrian TV on May 3, 2006, and on ANB TV on April 14, 2006.TO VIEW THIS CLIP: http://www.memritv.org/search.asp?ACT=S9&P1=1135. "The Mujahid Iraqi People... Has Shattered the American Plan, Not Only in the Region, but Throughout the World"Ayatollah Ahmad Husseini Al-Baghdadi: "Jihad in Islam, from the perspective of Islamic jurisprudence, is of two...
  • SPLC labels law firm representing Kim Davis a hate group

    10/08/2015 5:58:17 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 37 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/1/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    MONTGOMERY, Alabama, October 7, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has labeled Liberty Counsel, the law firm representing and supporting Christian Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, who famously went to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, a "hate group." Pointing to evidence that Liberty Counsel supports Christian beliefs on homosexuality, SPLC placed the group on a list of "hate groups" alongside other organizations such the Ku Klux Klan, the ultra-violent New Black Panther Party, and neo-Nazi white supremacist groups. On a page explaining the "hate" designation, the SPLC include quotes by Liberty Counsel founder...
  • Campbell Soup Shows 'Real, Real Life' With Commercial Starring Gay Couple

    10/06/2015 10:46:21 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 52 replies
    AdAge ^ | 10/05/2015 | Jessica Wohl.
    Campbell Soup's first major brand push in five years depicts real families, including a gay couple and their son, along with real weather patterns as the soup giant tries to tap into what's really going on in people's lives when it's time for soup. The effort carries the new tagline "Made for Real, Real Life," which aligns with the company's corporate purpose of "real food that matters for life's moments."
  • Federally employed same sex couples lose health insurance for kids unless they marry

    10/06/2015 5:42:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/06/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    File this one under unintended consequences. Since the Supreme Court’s national mandate on gay marriage there has been plenty of partying going on in the rainbow coalition, but the good times may be coming to an end for some couples. Federal employees in same sex domestic partnerships (read: what we used to call “living together in sin” for traditional couples) will no longer be able to get health insurance for their partner’s children unless they “put a ring on it.” (Washington Post) The Obama administration reversed a policy Monday that had allowed unmarried federal employees and retirees in same-sex...
  • White mercenaries have Boko Haram on run

    Theyre Nigerias unlikely saviors most being white, in their 50s and 60s and combat veterans of the former South African apartheid regime. But, tainted resumes notwithstanding, theyve been getting the job done in northern Nigeria, hitting the Islamist terror group Boko Haram hard enough to send the jihadists into retreat, liberating dozens of villages and freeing hundreds of women and girls held as slaves and bush wives during a six-year-long reign of terror, reported London Telegraph. Boko Haram recently pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. In recent years, Boko Haram has slaughtered entire...
  • Meeting with Kim Davis has pope-watchers asking, what did Francis mean?

    10/01/2015 2:27:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/01/2015 | By Michelle Boorstein and Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    The revelation of a private meeting last week between Pope Francis and Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, set off a vigorous debate in the United States on Wednesday about what message the popular pontiff may have been trying to send. Unlike some of the other private sit-downs during the popes trip to the United States and Cuba, the Vatican declined to discuss the session with Davis, whose stance in the wake of the Supreme Courts ruling affirming the right to same-sex marriage has made her a hero to some religious...
  • What it means that Pope Francis met Kim Davis

    09/30/2015 2:30:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    CRUX ^ | 09/30/2015 | By John L. Allen Jr.
    ROME If anyone suspected that Pope Francis didnt really mean the strong words he spoke on religious freedom last week in the United States that he was phoning it in, while his real concerns were elsewhere claims that he held a private meeting with Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis certainly should lay that suspicion to rest. The meeting was first reported by Robert Moynihan of Inside the Vatican magazine. A Vatican spokesman said Wednesday, I do not deny that the meeting took place, but I have no comments to add, which, in effect, is a way of...
  • CO Attorney General Orders Boulder to Stop Issuing Fake Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

    09/27/2015 6:29:57 PM PDT · by lonestar67 · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 1, 2014 | Sarah Jean Seman
    Update: Hall ignored the deadline and proceeded to issue unconstitutional marriage licenses. As reported by The Denver Post: "This was not a hard decision. I'm proud to do this for my community," Hall said Tuesday afternoon, adding, "it's not about politics. This is about people who love each other." Hall's office has issued 88 marriage licenses to same-sex couples since Wednesday, when the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals struck Utah's ban on gay marriage.
  • Kim Davis May Go Back to Jail, Reveals What Has Caused Her the Most Pain

    09/25/2015 9:01:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/25/2015 | Ray Nothstine
    Kentucky county Clerk Kim Davis, who may go back to jail based upon a new complaint, discussed what has caused her the most pain during her ordeal. "What people say about me does not define who I am," Davis told ABC News on Monday. "That's everybody's opinion and that's everybody's right." Davis, 50, admitted that she had been called "Hitler" and "a homophobe" by some of her detractors but said those names do not hurt her. "I've been called things and names that I didn't even say when I was in the world. Those names don't hurt me," declared Davis....
  • Gallup: In wake of gay marriage, trust in the courts falls to all-time low

    09/22/2015 9:20:54 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 60 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/22/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    PRINCETON, New Jersey, September 22, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) The latest Gallup poll shows that Americans' trust in the judiciary has fallen to an all-time low. Trust in the judicial branch of government dropped eight points just in the last year, which saw major decisions including the constitutionalizing of homosexual "marriages." It is a "significant" loss of trust, according to Gallup, with only 53 percent of Americans responding that they have "a great deal" or even just "a fair amount" of trust in the third branch of government. Trust in the executive (45%) and legislative (32%) branches are also quite low,...
  • 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...
  • With new bill, US elitists plotting to weaponize gay marriage and stamp out dissent

    09/14/2015 8:22:20 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 24 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/11/15 | Matthew Kacsmaryk
    September 11, 2015 (ThePublicDiscourse) -- On June 26, five justices of the Supreme Court found an unwritten “fundamental right” to same-sex marriage hiding in the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment—a secret knowledge so cleverly concealed in the nineteenth-century amendment that it took almost 150 years to find. Facebook and the White House were awash in rainbow flags proclaiming the arrival of “marriage equality.” Just three weeks after Obergefell, congressional Democrats filed House (H.R. 3185) and Senate (S. 1858) versions of the “Equality Act,” seeking to add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the protected classes listed in the federal...
  • County Clerk Kim Davis (Kentucky) is a Hypocrite. (Vanity)

    09/13/2015 1:10:19 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 198 replies
    September 13, 2015 | Din Maker
    I stood up for Kim Davis, the County Clerk in Kentucky who went to jail for her "faith" for refusing to issue Marriage Licenses to same-sex couples. However, I'm sure everyone knows by now that Kim Davis announced that she is a life-long Democrat. What's up with that? She spends her entire life supporting a Party, and politicians, who propagate Homo marriages AND killing little unborn babies in the womb; now she gets all "holy". That is hypocrisy in the highest form.
  • Kim Davis Mocked by 'Marriage' Billboard in Her Hometown

    09/13/2015 11:43:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    NBC News ^ | 09/13/2015 | by ELISHA FIELDSTADT
    The Kentucky clerk who was jailed after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples hasn't exactly gotten the warmest welcome in her hometown after her release. A billboard defending gay marriage, towering high above a Rowan County road, is directed specifically at Kim Davis. Planting Peace, the nonprofit humanitarian organization that paid for the billboard, said in a statement that the "intent of the billboard is to expose this narrow interpretation by Davis and others that they use to defend their discrimination against the LGBTQ community." "Dear Kim Davis, the fact that you can't sell your daughter for three...
  • Kim Davis Seeks Right to Refuse to Issue Marriage Licenses to Gay Couples Until Case Is Settled

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

    09/11/2015 8:11:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/11/2015 | Frank Turek
    Should Christians ever disobey their government? Some say no. But Kim Davis sides with Martin Luther King and thinks civil disobedience is justified. Ms. Davis is the Rowan County Kentucky clerk who spent four days in jail for refusing to put her name on same sex marriage licenses. Claiming to be a new Christian, Ms. Davis is also a long-time Democrat. In court last week, Judge David Bunning told Davis: "The court cannot condone the willful disobedience of its lawfully issued order." He said that "if you give people the opportunity to choose which orders they follow, that's what potentially...
  • Expect More Tyranny and Thus More Kim Davises

    09/10/2015 3:40:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 72 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 11, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Why do so many who castigate Kim Davis for flouting the law routinely cheer on President Obama for actions far more lawless and consequential? Why are those demonizing the Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk so indifferent to the Supreme Court's rank abuse of power that created the atmosphere of conflict from which her actions arose? Who died and made the Supreme Court god? Well, the Supreme Court made itself god in 1803, with the case of Marbury v. Madison, in which it asserted its power of judicial review the right to declare acts of the legislative and executive branches unconstitutional....
  • Accommodate Conscientious Objectors to Same-Sex Marriage

    09/10/2015 8:21:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/10/2015 | The Editors
    Kim Davis is out of jail, but she never should have been there to begin with. In late June, the U.S. Supreme Court required all states to recognize same-sex marriage, putting Mrs. Davis, head clerk of Rowan County, Ky., in a difficult position. In Kentucky, marriage licenses bear the name and invoke the authority of the head county clerk, making Mrs. Davis, in her view, a participant in a union to which she objects on religious principle. One day after the Courts ruling, she stopped issuing marriage licenses entirely. A lawsuit followed, charging her with violating the law as interpreted...
  • Why Kim Davis could not have resigned

    09/10/2015 6:04:09 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 25 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/9/15 | Phil Lawler
    September 9, 2015 (Catholic Culture) - So if she could not, in good conscience, issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, why didn’t Kim Davis resign from her job as county clerk? I’m not privy to her reasoning, but I have my own reasons why she should not be expected to resign. Ordinarily, when a public official faces a crisis of conscience, the cause is either a change of responsibilities or a change of heart. Suppose a building inspector is asked to approve construction under a new code, and he firmly believes that the new buildings will be unsafe. If he cannot convince his...
  • What if everyone acted like Kim Davis?

    09/09/2015 11:01:51 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 22 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/8/15 | Phil Lawler
    September 8, 2015 (Catholic Culture) - Kim Davis has become a symbol of resistance to same-sex marriage for two reasons. First, she stands alone. Well, not quite alone. There are other public officials who have vowed not to give their approval to same-sex marriages, but for various reasons they have not (yet) faced legal sanctions. Second, in the Davis case, a federal judge has unleashed the full force of judicial power in order to crush resistance to same-sex marriage. Rather than seeking a way to accommodate homosexual couples without forcing her to violate her conscience, the judge chose to make an example of her....
  • Leading U.S. Rabbi: I am absolutely jealous of Kim Davis

    09/09/2015 6:54:06 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/8/15 | Hannah Westen
    September 8, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Rabbi Yehuda Levin, a high-profile Orthodox Jewish rabbi and long-time defender of life and family spoke with LifeSiteNews prior to the release of Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk imprisoned for refusing to issue same-gender “marriage” licenses.  “On a theological basis, I am absolutely jealous of this woman, every minute she sits in prison to honor God’s name she obtains an immense heavenly reward,” said Rabbi Levin. Levin, a Brooklyn rabbi with a weekly radio show who is the official spokesman for the 850-member Rabbinical Alliance of America told LifeSiteNews that Davis has received “a...
  • Kim Davis Leaves Kentucky Jail, Vows to 'Keep on Pressing' [This ain't over]

    09/08/2015 2:04:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    NBC News ^ | 09/08/2015 | David Edwards
    A Kentucky clerk who defied orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples was released from jail Tuesday, but her lawyer says she will continue to resist until officials find a way to accommodate her religious opposition to gay unions. Kim Davis emerged from the Carter County Detention Center to a swell of cheers from Christian supporters who'd been rallying outside the gates since she was ordered behind bars on Thursday. She later was introduced to the crowd to the song "Eye of the Tiger," raising her hands above her head and weeping on stage with her husband, lawyer and...
  • 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...
  • Other Local Officials Citing Religious Beliefs in Denying Marriage Licenses to Gays

    09/06/2015 6:52:30 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 10 replies
    Newsmax ^ | September 5, 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Not only is jailed Kentucky clerk Kim Davis citing her religious beliefs for denying marriage licenses to gay couples... In other states, according to USA Today: In Alabama, as many as 10 counties have stopped issuing licenses altogether as of Wednesday. State law says that probate judges "may" issue the licenses rather than "shall."And in North Carolina, more than 30 county magistrates have refused to perform gay marriages under a law that says officials can refrain from conducting marriage-related activities.
  • Kasich on Ky. clerk: 'She has to comply

    09/06/2015 11:58:27 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 133 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 06, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) said on Sunday that state marriage clerks should issue same-sex marriage licenses even if they morally oppose the practice. Kasich added that government employees are responsible for obeying the law upon assuming their positions. Now, I respect the fact that this lady doesnt agree, but shes also a government employee, he said of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who is currently jailed in Kentucky for being in contempt of court after refusing to sign same-sex marriage certificates Shes not running a church, Kasich told host George Stephanopoulos on ABCs This Week. I wouldnt force this on...
  • Next, Oregon: Marion County judge refuses to perform same-sex marriages

    09/05/2015 11:32:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    KGW ^ | 09/05/2015
    PORTLAND, Ore. A Marion County judge has refused to perform same-sex marriages and has asked his clerks to refer couples seeking same-sex marriages to other county judges. Judge Vance Day, a circuit court judge and former chairman of the Oregon Republican Party, is now facing an ethics investigation over that decision, according to the judges spokesman. Spokesman Patrick Korten said Day instructed his staff to tell couples that the judge will not perform same-sex marriages. The staffers were instructed to refer same-sex couples to other Marion County judges willing to issue them a marriage license. Korten said Day took...
  • For an Example of Lawlessness, See the Supreme Court, Not Kim Davis

    09/05/2015 11:11:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/05/2015 | David French
    I always enjoy reading Charlie Cooke, even when hes disagreeing with me. However, I must dissent from my friend and colleagues disapproval of Kim Daviss refusal to issue same-sex marriage licenses. If the community including public officials meekly acquiesces to the Supreme Courts lawlessness, then the result will be far more harmful to the rule of law and our constitutional republic than is Daviss lonely stand. On a number of occasions, the Supreme Court has used the sword of its unaccountable power to rewrite the Constitution and fundamentally disrupt constitutional processes. Notable examples include, as Ive pointed out...
  • [Francis George] Cardinal: U.S. Creed on Gay Marriage Like Sharia Law

    09/04/2015 4:06:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/10/14 | Michael W. Chapman
    Cardinal Francis George, head of the Catholic archdiocese of Chicago, said the levers of power in government, education, entertainment, and media are enforcing a public creed, a fake church that requires all citizens to approve of gay marriage and related sexual anomalies or be punished by the State, just as Christians and Jews are fined for their religion in countries governed by Sharia law. Cardinal George, who was president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in 2007-10, made his remarks in his Sept. 7 column for the archdiocesean newspaper. In his commentary, the cardinal explains that America, despite...
  • More North Carolina officials refuse to perform marriages

    09/04/2015 4:32:15 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 7 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | September 3, 2015
    RALEIGH, N.C. Dozens of magistrates in North Carolina have refused to perform weddings since a law went into effect allowing officials to refrain from performing the ceremony. The state court system says it's received 32 notices from magistrates since a law took effect June 11 allowing court officials who for religious reasons oppose gay marriage to opt out of performing all marriages. The law exempts court officials with a "sincerely held religious objection" and is designed for those opposing gay marriage. The law also gave the recusal option to some register of deeds workers issuing marriage licenses. Elected officials...
  • CBSs Pelley: Clerk Going to Jail Possibly the Last Front in a Losing Battle Against Same-Sex...

    09/04/2015 2:46:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 9/4/15 | Curtis Houck
    At the top of Thursdays CBS Evening News, anchor Scott Pelley proclaimed that the jailing of Rowan County, Kentucky Democratic Clerk Kim Davis could be the last front in a losing battle against same-sex marriage as she had been refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples since the U.S. Supreme Courts ruling legalizing gay marriage on June 26. While the big three of ABC, CBS, and NBC all led with Davis being jailed and how she had cited her Christian faith in declining to issue licenses, they have yet to mention in any of their coverage in past three...
  • 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...
  • Clerk Sent to Jail for Refusing to Issue Marriage License

    09/03/2015 10:41:32 AM PDT · by JewishRighter · 103 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 3, 2015 | Fox News
    Kentucky clerk jailed for refusing to issue gay marriage license
  • Truth Overruled (Same Sex "Marriage" and Religious Freedom)

    09/03/2015 7:30:33 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 9/2/15 | Carolyn Moynihan
    A row broke out in a Kentucky county courthouse yesterday when a clerk refused to issue marriage licences to two same-sex couples. When one of the parties demanded to know under whose authority Kim Davis was acting, she said, “Under God’s authority.” “To issue a marriage license which conflicts with God’s definition of marriage, with my name affixed to the certificate, would violate my conscience,” she said. “It is not a light issue for me. It is a Heaven or Hell decision. For me it is a decision of obedience. I have no animosity toward anyone and harbor no ill...
  • Muslim Civil Liberties Group Claims Airline Violated Flight Attendants Constitutional Rights

    09/03/2015 4:32:51 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 27 replies
    detroit.cbslocal.com ^ | september 2, 2015
    A Muslimflightattendant has filed a complaint with theU.S. Equal EmploymentOpportunity Commission (EEO) claimingshe was suspended from her job for not serving alcohol which is against her religious beliefs. Lena Masri, an attorney for the Council of American Islamic Relations Michigan (CAIR), saysCharee Stanley followed managements directions, working out an arrangement with her coworkersto accommodate passenger requests for alcohol. However, Masri said,ExpressJetAirlines put Stanley on administrative leave after another attendant filedan Islamophobic complaint that referenced Stanleyshead scarf. We notified ExpressJetAirlinesof its obligation under the law to reasonably accommodate Ms. Stanleys religious beliefs,Masri said at a news conference in Farmington Hills...
  • Lesbian Couple, Like Kentucky Clerk, Standing up for Beliefs (tissue alert)

    09/02/2015 3:05:20 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 2, 2015 | Claire Galofaro
    As April Miller drove to work, still too stunned to grasp the magnitude of the fight erupting around her, an old song crackled over the car radio. "Will you still love me for the rest of my life?" the band Chicago sang. "I can't go on if I'm on my own." Miller pulled over. And for the first time since she and her partner stepped into the vortex of history, she wept. [Snip] The couple has lived quietly together for years, never intending to lead a battle that has consumed their town of Morehead, where Miller is a tenured university...
  • Justice Scalia explained why Kim Davis should issue marriage licenses or find a new job

    09/02/2015 1:50:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/02/2015 | By Jonathan H. Adler
    Kim Davis, the clerk of Rowan County, Ky., refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because she believes same-sex marriage is immoral. According to Davis, her religious convictions prevent her from issuing the license: To issue a marriage license which conflicts with Gods definition of marriage, with my name affixed to the certificate, would violate my conscience. In the wake of the Supreme Courts decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, Kentucky Gov. Steven Beshear ordered all county clerks in the state to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but Davis refused. A federal district court ordered her to comply and...
  • North Carolina lawmakers allow 'opt-out' over same-sex marriage

    09/02/2015 8:44:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/11/2015 | MARTI MAGUIRE
    Government officials in North Carolina can refuse to perform same-sex marriages by citing religious objections under a law enacted on Thursday by the Republican-led legislature, which voted to override the governor's veto. The law protects the jobs of magistrates and other officials who refuse to perform marriages of gay couples by citing a sincerely held religious objection. Governor Pat McCrory, also a Republican, had said the officials who swore to defend the Constitution and perform their duties of office should not be exempt from upholding their oath. The state House of Representatives overrode his veto by reaching the three-fifths majority...
  • Meet Kim Davis, The Woman Denying Same-Sex Couples Marriage Licenses In Kentucky

    09/01/2015 3:09:12 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 75 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | September 1, 2015 | David Mack
    Upon her election to the role of Rowan County Clerk in November 2014, Kim Davis said she felt "humbled" and "blessed." Speaking to the Morehead News, she made three promises: "I promise to each and every one that I will be the very best working clerk that I can be and will be a good steward of their tax dollars and follow the statutes of this office to the letter." Davis's willingness, or unwillingness, to follow those statutes are now the subject of intense national focus. She has refused on religious grounds to grant marriage licenses -- to both same-sex...