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  • A Thousand Points of Hate: Couple Plans Massive Series of Anti–Gay Marriage Billboards

    08/02/2015 8:11:27 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 47 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/1/2015 | Samantha Cowan
    Some highway billboards are the same wherever you go across this great land of ours: McDonald’s, Target, Walmart. Others are more regional (where is the line at which Carl’s Jr. becomes Hardee’s, anyway?). Some are particular to states, and those road-tripping through Oklahoma will likely see billboards directing them to visit online adult toy shops and to alert law enforcement about any methamphetamine use they come across. And in one small part of the state—the town of Durant, in the southeast corner—visitors and residents may now feast their eyes upon a message against marriage equality. The plea comes from Betty...
  • Gay ‘marriage’: it is not sane

    07/22/2015 11:38:00 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/22/15 | Anthony Esolen
    I have said that the proponents of the idea that a man can feasibly marry another man call their desire a trivial variation from a statistical norm, like being left-handed. I have shown that on the face of it that cannot be so, because the left-hander uses his hand as a hand, just as the right-hander uses his. But now suppose that the proponent concedes the point. “All right, I grant that it is not the same at all. But so what? We are just like everybody else in all important respects.”The first answer to that is that the proponent...
  • And Here We Thought We’d Lost the War [Public Opinion is Swinging Back Against Progressive Excesses]

    07/22/2015 6:48:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/22/2015 | David French
    Public opinion is swinging back, thanks to progressives’ excesses. I woke up yesterday morning deeply confused. If there is one thing that I thought I’d learned over the past few weeks, it’s that history has a “side,” and I don’t happen to be on it. My views — pro-life, pro-traditional-marriage — were yesterday’s news. The rainbow White House, rainbow Facebook, and — most important — the rainbow Supreme Court all told me so. The culture war was over. All that was left was the mop-up operation. I should hightail it back to my “house of worship” — which the Left...
  • Ted Cruz Applauds Iowa Couple Who Refused To Host A Same-Sex Wedding

    07/21/2015 2:13:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics ^ | July 21, 2015 | Amanda Terkel, senior political reporter
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) came out with a new video on Tuesday, highlighting a straight Iowa couple who operates a wedding services business and refused to do business with a same-sex couple. It's a marked contrast with Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, who used her presidential launch video to draw attention to same-sex couples who were about to get married. While some GOP candidates have tried to avoid talking much about same-sex marriage, Cruz has been more vocal in his opposition. In April, he introduced legislation to push a constitutional amendment protecting states that barred marriage equality. And...
  • Christian Universities: Will They Obey God or Man?

    07/20/2015 9:06:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/20/2015 | Matt Barber
    It’s by design. As I, and others, have repeatedly warned, the establishment of so-called “gay marriage” as a newfangled federal “right,” and the free exercise of religion as guaranteed by the First Amendment simply cannot coexist in harmony. Things diametrically at odds cannot possibly occupy, with any coherence, the same time and space. The secular left is tripping over itself right now to prove my point. In the wake of last month’s Obergefell v. Hodges opinion – an opinion that somehow divined a top secret “constitutional right” for Patrick Henry to “marry” Henry Patrick – liberals are now demanding, as...
  • Why privatizing marriage would be a disaster

    07/18/2015 6:33:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    The Week ^ | 07/18/2015 | Shikha Dalmia
    If Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is (politically) from Mars, then the leftist feminist writer Naomi Wolf is from Venus. But there's at least one thing this odd couple agrees on here on Earth: The government should get out of the marriage business. Following the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling, Sen. Paul argued that Southern states that want to stop issuing marriage licenses were right. The government shouldn't "confer a special imprimatur upon a new definition of marriage," he said. It should leave marriage to churches and temples, regardless of how these institutions define marriage, and let consenting adults of...
  • Does Opposing Same-Sex Marriage Risk Violating the Constitution's Establishment Clause?

    07/17/2015 8:31:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/17/2015 | David French
    Yesterday, Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern wrote a piece that mainly disagrees with my (orthodox Christian) belief that homosexual sex is morally wrong — as is all sexual intercourse outside of marriage. I’m shocked — shocked — that a liberal writer on LGBT issues would take issue with my rather conventional Christian world view. What I did find interesting, however, was this statement: His thesis is that homosexuality is like abortion: an evil to be combatted, anathema to basic Christian values. Gay marriage is wrong, he suggests, because gay sex is wrong—an immoral choice, not an aspect of an immutable...
  • Same-Sex Marriage Opponents Worry About the IRS

    07/16/2015 7:39:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    US News & World Report / The Associated Press ^ | July 16, 2015 | Stephen Ohlemacher, AP
    A 'straw man' or real threat? Conservatives warn that IRS could target gay marriage opponents.A brief exchange during Supreme Court arguments in the same-sex marriage case has exploded into a full-blown crisis for some conservatives who warn that the IRS could start revoking the tax-exempt status of religious groups that oppose gay marriage. The attorneys general of 15 states have written Congress asking for legislation to protect religious schools and other groups. Bills in the House and Senate are gaining support. Officials are responding to the Supreme Court ruling in June that required every state to recognize same-sex marriages....
  • For Churches That Won’t Perform Same-Sex Weddings, Insurance Begins to Look Iffy

    07/14/2015 12:54:11 PM PDT · by NRx · 23 replies
    NRO ^ | 07-08-2015 | David French
    In the aftermath of Obergefell v. Hodges, pastors and church members are experiencing a wave of anxiety over what many of them deem the “nightmare scenario”: lawsuits or government action designed to force them to perform or recognize same-sex marriages. While there are — so far — no meaningful judicial precedents that would permit such dramatic interference with churches’ core First Amendment rights, lawsuits challenging church liberties are inevitable. Indeed, the Iowa Civil Rights Commission has declared that prohibitions against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity “sometimes” apply to churches and has stated that a “church...
  • Two Christian Colleges Extend Employment Benefits to Same-Sex Spouses

    07/13/2015 7:30:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/13/2015 | Samuel Smith
    Two Christian colleges located in states that had their same-sex marriage bans struck down by the United States Supreme Court's June 26 decision that nationally legalized same-sex marriage are offering employment benefits to legally recognized same-sex spouses of school employees. The employment practices of Hope College, a small Reformed liberal arts school in Holland, Michigan, and the nondenominational Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, will both comply with their states' new legal definitions on marriage after the high court's ruling. On Monday, Hope College President John Knapp sent an email to the Hope community explaining that while Hope will continue to...
  • Oregon Christian Bakers Forced to Pay $135K by Monday Deadline or Lien May Be Placed on Home

    07/11/2015 7:33:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/11/2015 | Samuel Smith
    More than $210,000 has been raised in support of the Oregon Christian bakers who are being forced by the state to pay $135,000 in "emotional damages" to a lesbian couple for declining to bake them a wedding cake in 2013, an act that would have violated their deeply-held religious convictions. Although an online fundraiser established on GoFundMe.com to support Melissa and Aaron Klein, the owners of the now-closed Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery in Gresham, raised over $100,009 in nine hours in April, the campaign was taken off the website because the Kleins had been "formally charged by local authorities...
  • Colorado Christian Baker Makes Case for Not ‘Expressing’ Support of Same-Sex Marriage

    07/10/2015 7:40:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 07/10/2015 | Ken McIntyre
    The owner of a family business that makes custom cakes today asked a Colorado appeals court to strike down state rulings that he discriminated against a same-sex couple by declining to provide a cake to celebrate their wedding. “People shouldn’t be forced to choose between earning a living and exercising their fundamental rights.”—@AllianceDefend’s Jeremy Tedesco Lawyers for “cake artist” Jack Phillips argued that compelling the suburban Denver baker to express his artistic talents in connection with the 2012 wedding of two men would violate his First Amendment rights not only to freedom of religion but also free speech or...
  • Same-sex marriage message on Mansfield (Texas) church marquee vandalized (blaspheme alert)

    07/10/2015 1:28:29 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Ft. Worth Star Telegram ^ | July 8, 2015 | Dustin L. Dangli
    A church marquee that displayed a message disagreeing with the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on same-sex marriage was spray-painted with graffiti this weekend. But the sign at Bisbee Baptist Church was quickly cleaned up to keep showing the message: “Just because something is legal doesn’t mean it’s right.” Pastor Freddie Matthews said he would like to talk to the person who spray-painted the sign early on July 4 with the phrase, “F--- 2 Your God We Love Gays!”
  • Plugging the Cultural Dam

    07/10/2015 12:36:04 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 2 replies
    American Life League ^ | 7/10/15 | Judie Brown
    Considering the direction society has taken in the last 30 days—or should I say the direction that five members of the United States Supreme Court are dragging us—perhaps it is time to do some thinking.Opining about the U. S. Supreme Court’s decision on homosexual “marriage,” Alabama’s Chief Justice Ray Moore said the decision was worse than the decision to uphold segregation because “it affects our entire system of morality and family values.” At the time of the Plessy v. Ferguson decision, it was likely that morality and family values were assailed as well, though perhaps to a different degree. Nonetheless, Moore...
  • How the Supreme Court’s gay ‘marriage’ ruling is tied to abortion and contraception

    07/10/2015 6:11:33 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/9/15 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., July 9, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – After the Supreme Court's ruling that same-sex “marriage” is a constitutionally guaranteed right, many Americans have asked, “How did we get here?” Last month's opinion tells us the road stretches back more than 50 years.Justice Anthony Kennedy's ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges gave additional proof that the legal basis for same-sex “marriage” is inextricably tied up with abortion-on-demand and other aspects of the sexual revolution.In his 5-4 decision, Justice Kennedy says the newly discovered constitutional right to enter into a homosexual “marriage” is granted, in part, by the “right to privacy.”That right, first...
  • GUEST POST: HOW THE GOSPEL ENDED MY SAME SEX RELATIONSHIP

    07/10/2015 5:03:07 AM PDT · by Popman · 24 replies
    Borrowed Light ^ | July 8th 2015 | Unknown anonymous
    Today’s guest post is written by a friend that I’ve known for a long time. I’m thankful that she was willing to be vulnerable to share her story with all of us. You may notice that her name is not attributed. When asked, she said that she no longer wanted to be defined by her past, and felt that her story could be just as compelling whether named or not. Since these are sensitive topics, I suggested we leave it anonymous. I believe you will still find encouragement from it as I did. – If you want to read yet...
  • Governor to Casey County clerk: Issue marriage licenses or resign (Kentucky)

    07/09/2015 8:36:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | July 9, 2015 | Jack Brammer
    FRANKFORT — Gov. Steve Beshear told Casey County Clerk Casey Davis on Thursday that Davis should issue marriage licenses to every qualified person or resign. The governor also said he won't call a special legislative session to address same-sex marriage issues. Some legislators and county clerks have called for a special session. Beshear met privately for an hour with Davis, who objects on religious grounds to issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples The governor later released a statement saying he advised Davis that he respects his personal beliefs but he took an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution. The U.S....
  • The Case Against Encouraging Polygamy

    07/09/2015 5:48:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 9, 2015 | Conor Friedersdorf
    Why civil marriage should not encompass group unions.Now that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states, writer Freddie de Boer wants its proponents to adopt a new focus. “Where does the next advance come?” he asks in an essay at Politico. “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.” The time is ripe, he argues, in part because there’s no longer a strategic reason to hold off. “To advocate for polygamy during...
  • Kenyan leaders to Obama: Don’t lecture us on gay ‘marriage’

    07/09/2015 6:20:47 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/8/15 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    July 8, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Kenyan National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi and four other legislators have warned US President Barack Obama against promoting homosexual "rights" in his visit to the country this month.“Individual rights must not violate the rights of others,” Muturi said. “Those advancing gay rights must similarly appreciate our Christian, Islamic and African traditional values which abhor homosexuality.”Pointing out that sodomy is a criminal offence in Kenya, Muturi said his government has the right to “sanction any advances perceived to encroach on our social fabric” and that he believes advocacy of same-sex "marriage" is a form of Western...
  • Judge Issues Statement After Refusing To Marry Same Sex Couple

    07/08/2015 5:57:43 PM PDT · by knarf · 50 replies
    (exurpt)"On Monday, July 6, I declined to marry a non-traditional couple during my duties assignment. The declination was based upon my personal and Christian beliefs established over many years. I apologize to the couple for the delay they experienced and wish them the best. The court has implemented a process whereby same-sex marriages will be accommodated. I will continue to perform traditional marriages during my duties assignment. I am also seeking advisory opinion from the Supreme Court of Ohio at this time as to whether or not I can opt out of the rotation. Upon receipt of the advisory opinion...
  • Scott Walker’s Wife: One More Reason For SoCons To Worry?

    07/07/2015 8:50:40 AM PDT · by newgeezer · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1:04 PM 07/06/2015 | Matt K. Lewis
    Behind every great man, there’s an incredibly astonished woman. And if you’re a Republican politician, the odds are pretty good she’s not on board with everything in your agenda. Along those lines, social conservatives have a new reason to worry about Scott Walker: Tonette Walker. In an interview with the Washington Post, Wisconsin’s first lady publicly distanced herself from her husband over the issue of gay marriage. What is more, it’s clear that Scott Walker’s views are out of step with his entire family on the issue. Consider this excerpt regarding the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling: “That was a...
  • Why may the government ban businesses from saying “we won’t bake cakes for same-sex weddings”?

    07/07/2015 7:24:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/07/2015 | By Eugene Volokh
    The Oregon baker decision — which required a bakery to pay $135,000 to a same-sex couple for refusing to prepare a cake for their same-sex commitment ceremony — also ordered the bakers to: “…cease and desist from publishing, circulating, issuing or displaying, or causing to be published, circulated, issued or displayed, any communication, notice, advertisement or sign of any kind to the effect that any of the accommodations, advantages, facilities, services or privileges of a place of public accommodation will be refused, withheld from or denied to, or that any discrimination will be made against, any person on account of...
  • Christians who support same-sex ‘marriage’ have been duped

    07/07/2015 7:20:01 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 114 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/6/15 | Eric Metaxas
    July 6, 2015 (BreakPoint) -- Both before and after the Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, some Christians argued that allowing same-sex couples to marry is not inconsistent with traditional Christian teaching on marriage.At the heart of these arguments is the assertion that same-sex relationships are, to borrow a phrase from gay writer Andrew Sullivan, “virtually normal.” That is, same-sex relationships are, with one very obvious exception, not all that different from traditional marriages. Thus, just as the Supreme Court held that similarly-situated couples should be treated equally under law, similarly-situated couples should be treated equally in our churches.The problem...
  • Man who saved gay marriage sits in a prison cell

    07/07/2015 5:32:10 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 3 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 · 144 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...