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  • NY Court: Farmers to Be Re-Educated, Pay Fines for Not Hosting Homosexual Wedding

    01/26/2016 3:49:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    cns news ^ | 1/26/16 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – A couple who hosts occasional wedding ceremonies on their New York farm have lost an appeal to overturn the $13,000 in fines levied against them by the state’s human rights agency, which ruled that their refusal to host a wedding for two women was discriminatory. On Jan. 14, the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, upheld the agency’s order and the fines, a decision the Alliance Defending Freedom - which represented Robert and Cynthia Gifford - said amounted to confirming, “that the government can punish the Giffords for declining to coordinate a ceremony that conflicts with...
  • Mark Levin DID go Beck

    01/15/2016 5:50:34 PM PST · by ShivaFan · 65 replies
    opinion | 15 January 2016 | ShivaFan
    <p>So Mark Levin, as predicted, went Beck on us imho (Glen Beck).</p> <p>As fully expected, since he was already building up to it the day before, he is egging on this line of attack on Trump as reflecting "New York Values" - Cruz was told not to go there prior to the debate, but foolishly he went there, and there couldn't have been a more moronic move and insulting to all the 911 first responders, New York's finest, the NYC consruction workers, et all, and ... all just to try and take out Trump?</p>
  • Kentucky to pay $1.1 million to lawyers in gay marriage case

    01/13/2016 9:13:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 13, 2016 8:30 PM EST
    A federal judge awarded a team of Kentucky attorneys more than $1 million for their role in the landmark United States Supreme Court case that struck down bans on same-sex marriage. The state will have to pick up the $1.1 million tab. In 2014, U.S. District Judge John Heyburn ruled the state's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional. Attorney General Jack Conway refused to appeal, announcing that he believed the ban was discriminatory and destined to fail in the federal appeals courts. But former Gov. Steve Beshear hired outside attorneys to continue defending the ban "so all Kentuckians will have finality...
  • Embracing homosexuality is America’s future, Obama says in State of the Union

    01/13/2016 6:38:33 PM PST · by massmike · 52 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 01/13/2016 | Ben Johnson
    Obama hailed gay "marriage" as one of his proudest accomplishments and looked forward to the day when Americans would shed traditional sexual morality to embrace homosexuals in his final State of the Union address last night. He said he found hope in "the son who finds the courage to come out as who he is, and the father whose love for that son overrides everything he's been taught" about homosexual behavior. To underscore his commitment to the issue, First Lady Michelle Obama invited James Obergefell, the plaintiff in the Supreme Court case, as one of her special guests. Ohio Congressman...
  • Judge Roy Moore: Alabama Chief Justice Screwed 66 Judges on Gay Marriage

    01/06/2016 5:28:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 01/06/2016 | Jay Michaelson
    Defying history, the law, and common sense, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has issued an order prohibiting Alabama probate judges from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Those judges now face a choice between disobeying the law of the land and disobeying their boss. Moore issued his law not as chief justice, but in his administrative role as head of the Alabama court system. This is not Justice Moore's first Hail Mary in the lost cause against gay marriage -- and he's not alone. All over the country, activists and law professors are wasting paper on fatuous proclamations that Obergefell...
  • Mike Huckabee's Selfish Evangelical Campaign

    01/01/2016 10:17:18 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 36 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 1/1/2016 | Amanda Carpenter
    Back in 2008 on the day of the Iowa caucus, when I was reporting on my first election for Townhall.com, I happened to be grabbing lunch in the same hole-in-the-wall restaurant as then-Huckabee National Campaign Advisor Ed Rollins. He sat in the cafe loudly trash talking the Romney campaign to any reporter he could call on his cell phone. Expletives and insults flew. Anyone sitting in the eatery could hear him. I, stunned any known operative would be so foolish to speak in such a way in a public place, wrote it up as an item. These are the same...
  • Ted Cruz RESPONDS to Politico’s SECRET gay marriage audio — [VIDEO]

    12/23/2015 8:03:10 PM PST · by Isara · 100 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Dec 23, 2015
    This morning the Politico came out swinging at Ted Cruz with the headline “What Ted Cruz said behind closed doors” as if to suggest it would be different from what he says publicly: In June, Ted Cruz promised on NPR that opposition to gay marriage would be "front and center" in his 2016 campaign.In July, he said the Supreme Court's decision allowing same-sex marriage was the "very definition of tyranny" and urged states to ignore the ruling.But in December, behind closed doors at a big-dollar Manhattan fundraiser, the quickly ascending presidential candidate assured a Republican gay-rights supporter that a Cruz...
  • Slovenia rejects same-sex marriages in a referendum

    12/20/2015 2:40:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Dec 20, 2015 3:46pm EST | Marja Novak
    Slovenia rejected on Sunday a law that would give same-sex couples the right to marry and adopt children in its second vote on gay rights in four years. About 63.4 percent of voters rejected the law in a referendum while 36.6 percent supported it, a preliminary result of the State Electoral Commission showed after 99 percent of votes were counted. Parliament passed a law in March giving same-sex couples the right to marry and adopt children, but the measures have not been enforced because a civil society group called For Children appealed to the top court, calling for a referendum....
  • No Room for Sanity at the Inn: Stifling Democratic Debate over Same-Sex Marriage

    12/04/2015 11:04:36 AM PST · by rhema · 7 replies
    Public Discourse ^ | 12/4/15 | Anthony Esolen
    Democracy and common sense teach us to seek the truth by listening to one another. If we will not even provide a room for people who want to talk with one another because we do not like what they say, then democracy is impossible.When I was a junior in college and looking for a summer job to defray the next year's tuition, I answered an ambiguous ad in a newspaper and found myself selling high-quality pots and pans, china, and cutlery to unmarried working girls. It actually was a good job for a good company. I ended up selling $20,000...
  • Cruz Pledges to Ignore Unconstitutional Obergefell Decision (same-sex "marriage")

    12/04/2015 6:56:03 AM PST · by Isara · 33 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | December 4, 2015
    Editor's note: Below is an excerpt from an interview with Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) conducted by Professor Robert P. George of Princeton University that aired November 25 on EWTN. The interview series, titled "Candidate Conversations 2016," will pose a number of questions to presidential candidates on topics of particular concern to Catholic voters. The passage below addresses the question of how public officials should best respond to the Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court ruling on so-called same-sex "marriage" decided last summer. Here, Senator Cruz publicly endorses a position advanced by Prof. George and others who argue that unconstitutional decisions of...
  • Same sex marriage wins historic vote in Northern Ireland (vetoed by DUP)

    11/05/2015 7:14:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Irish Central ^ | November 04, 2015 11:00 AM | Dara Kelly
    Making history on Monday a majority of Northern Ireland's Assembly members voted in favor of same-sex marriage for the first time. But the motion was immediately blocked by the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) who submitted a "petition of concern" requiring that the proposal achieve a cross-community majority to pass, effectively vetoing it. Forty one nationalists backed the proposal, but it was approved by only four unionists, ensuring it fell. It was the fifth time same-sex marriage was voted on by the assembly, with the four previous votes falling on a simple majority basis. ...
  • Carson hints same-sex marriage leads to polygamy

    10/13/2015 10:30:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Spectrum ^ | October 13, 2015 | Kerry Cardoza
    Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson said in a radio interview Friday that same-sex marriage will lead to polygamy. The retired neurosurgeon was on air talking to conservative radio host Eric Metaxas. The conversation took an interesting turn when Carson said he had nothing against gay people whatsoever but wanted to know what he could do to make it up to the LGBT community if he continues to oppose same-sex marriage. The other thing you have to recognize and this is a very important issue, Carson said. If you change the definition of marriage for one group what defense do you...
  • ALABAMA JUDGE: LET WASHINGTON RUN 'MARRIAGE'

    10/10/2015 6:31:23 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 13 replies
    http://www.wnd.com ^ | October 10, 2015 | BOB UNRUH
    A state judge in Alabama is arguing that since the U.S. Supreme Court a branch of the federal government created same-sex marriage, Washington can just go ahead and administer the licenses. The arguments come in a new court filing from Probate Judge John Enslen. In Alabama, probate judges are the only ones authorized to issue marriage licenses. WND reported just days ago that in Alabama, the state Supreme Court still has pending a case regarding how the state should implement the U.S. Supreme Courts marriage ruling. Prior to the Supreme Courts June 26 decision, a federal judge in...
  • Supreme Court's Gay Marriage Ruling Must Be Rejected by States, 64 Legal Experts Say

    10/10/2015 6:02:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/10/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    A group of 64 legal experts and scholars have signed a statement calling on Americans to oppose the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision legalizing gay marriage nationwide.The Washington, DC-based American Principles Project posted the legal experts' statement Thursday on their website in which they denounced the 5-4 ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges. "The Court's majority opinion eschewed reliance on the text, logic, structure, or original understanding of the Constitution, as well as the Court's own interpretative doctrines and precedents, and supplied no compelling reasoning to show why it is unjustified for the laws of the states to sustain marriage as...
  • Oregon bakery refuses to pay damages to lesbian couple denied service

    10/01/2015 8:23:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 10/01/2015 | By Cliff Pinckard, Northeast Ohio Media Group
    The owners of an Oregon bakery are refusing to pay state-ordered damages to a lesbian couple after a dispute over a same-sex wedding cake, reports say. Aaron and Melissa Klein, who own Sweet Cakes by Melissa, were ordered by the Bureau of Labor and Industries to pay $135,000 to Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer, reports OregonLive.com. The Kleins have filed an appeal of the ruling, claiming financial hardship even though crowdfunding efforts have raised more than $500,000 for the couple, according to OregonLive.com. Herb Grey, a lawyer representing the Kleins, tells Reuters the couple has raised far less than $500,000, but...
  • Gay Couples in Common Law Marriage States: Call Your Lawyer

    09/30/2015 7:39:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | September 30, 2015 | Sarah Rumpf
    A wedding is not just two people exchanging rings; it is an entanglement of their personal, legal, and business affairs. For better or for worse, marriage affects a broad and substantial list of rights involving inheritance, property, child custody, and more. Now that gay marriage is legal in all fifty states, both the people involved in gay relationships and the legislators drafting the laws that govern all these rights need to carefully analyze the issues presented. As it turns out, those who cheered the decision [legalizing homosexual marriage] may have their own reasons to worry. The Law of Unintended Consequences...
  • Gay couples want Kentucky clerk to reissue mirage licenses

    09/23/2015 5:10:06 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 71 replies
    ABC News ^ | 9/22/2015 | Adam Beam & Claire Galofaro
    Gay couples in Kentucky are questioning the validity of altered marriage licenses issued by a defiant county clerk and have asked a federal judge to order her to reissue the licenses or put the office in receivership and have someone else do it.
  • Gay marriage fight shifts as politicians spy an opportunity

    09/20/2015 4:59:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 20, 2015 10:55 AM EDT | Adam Beam
    Politicians who may have thought they wouldnt have to say much at all about gay marriage once the U.S. Supreme Court effectively legalized it now must answer a different question: Do you support Kim Davis? The Rowan County clerk, who has become a darling of many conservatives despite being a Democrat, cited Gods authority and religious liberty in choosing jail time over issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Some social conservatives have cast Davis as a hero, shifting the gay marriage debate from one about civil libertiesa matter that appeared to have been settledto one about religious liberty.
  • Equal marriage amendment enacted too fast, court implies

    09/19/2015 3:58:36 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 3 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 9/17/2015 | Harry McGee, Fiona Gartland
    The Electoral Acts may need to be amended after the Supreme Court said difficulties were caused by the same-sex marriage referendum being signed into the Constitution before it could consider a challenge to the result.
  • Gay Michigan Pastor Forced to Resign Shares Story in Bay Area

    09/19/2015 1:15:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/18 | Pete Suratos
    A Methodist pastor who was told to resign from his Michigan church because of his sexuality visited the Bay Area to share his story. Rev. Benjamin Hutchinson spoke to the Twin Towers Methodist Church in Alameda on Friday and discussed the life-changing moment when he was told to resign because he is gay. He said he has decided to take his story on the road and change minds along the way. Hutchinson said he was forced to resign from Cassopolis United Methodist Church after he told the bishop about his gay partner. According to the United Methodist Church's guidelines, that...
  • Is It Ever Right to Oppose Legitimate Authority?

    09/15/2015 2:05:07 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 52 replies
    Barb Wire ^ | 9/15/2015 | Mark Landsb aum
    When is it OK to break the law? When can you disobey the authorities? Should you be punished for meaning well? Before reflexively answering, lets imagine some possibilities. Say the government came looking for spies hiding in your house. Is it OK for you to have allowed the spies to hide there? Isnt it even worse if you cover up by denying the spies are hiding? Should you compound your treason by helping the spies escape? Next hypothetical: Should you disobey a law legitimately enacted and legally upheld by the highest court in the land? Last hypothetical: Do you think...
  • Rabbi to Pope Francis: Please help us fight the 'spiritual holocaust' of gay unions on US trip

    09/12/2015 3:31:41 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/11/2015 | Rabbi Yehuda Levin
    Dear Pope Francis, On behalf of my coreligionists, I convey our heartfelt appreciation for your recent comments criticizing the Allies failure to bomb the railroad tracks leading to the concentration camps during the Holocaust.
  • FRC official: Call gay mirage "garriage" and lesbian mirage "larriage"

    09/10/2015 4:45:32 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 33 replies
    RightWingWatch.org ^ | 9/10/2015 | Miranda Blue
    Pat Fagan, the director of the Family Research Councils Marriage and Religious Research Institute, suggested yesterday that marriage equality opponents start referring to gay mens marriages as garriage and lesbians marriages as larriage, with the overarching term for homosexual marriage being harriage.
  • 30 North Carolina magistrates opt out of performing gay marriages; judge says its OK

    09/08/2015 2:35:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 09/08/2015 | Jonah Hicap
    More than 30 North Carolina magistrates so far have refused to perform weddings since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriages in all 50 states. But theyre not likely to suffer the fate of Kim Davis, the Tennessee county clerk who was recently jailed for her refusal. It turns out that taking this position is legal in North Carolina, according to CBN.com. Shortly after the Supreme Courts June decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which held that same-sex marriage is a constitutionally guaranteed right, the North Carolina legislature passed a law enabling officials to opt out of performing marriages altogether. The...
  • Mike Huckabee This Week Abc. Stephanopoulos Grills Huckabee for Decrying Kim Davis Jailing

    09/06/2015 7:00:37 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 19 replies
    George Stephanopoulos grilled Mike Huckabee today over his strong support of Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk sent to jail for repeatedly refusing to comply with multiple orders to issue gay marriage licenses. Huckabee has been one of her strongest defenders, saying a few days ago that her jailing is further proof of the criminalization of Christianity in the United States. On This Week today, Huckabee told Stephanopoulos it represents judicial tyranny. RELATED: Chris Hayes Battles Kim Davis Attorney: Is Denying Interracial Marriage Licenses Okay? Stephanopoulos asked Huckabee exactly whats the difference between Davis actions and refusing to issue interracial marriage...
  • How Kim Davis Can Be Released From Jail Without Agreeing to Violate Her Conscience

    09/05/2015 10:04:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 59 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 4, 2015 | Roger Severino
    Rowan County, Ky., is a lesson for America in how not to resolve social conflict. The local head clerk is sitting in jail, and a judge has ordered her deputy clerks to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in her absence.When the Supreme Court redefined marriage for the nation in an activist decision this June, it took the issue out of the democratic process and made it much harder for citizens to navigate our differences on this fundamental institution. Both sides of the debate knew the decision would have significant social effects. For civil servants like clerks who issue marriage...
  • The Left Thinks Clerk Kim Davis Should be in Jail? Well, What About THIS Elected Official?

    09/05/2015 9:29:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Patriot Action Network ^ | September 5, 2015 | Eric Odom
    The left is going bananas over Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis and her refusal to issue marriage licenses to gays. They applaud the heavy hand of the government and rejoice that a judge has taken the extraordinary step of having her placed behind bars, guarded by U.S. Marshals. The double standard revealed her is astonishing. Now keep in mind that gay marriage is in no way every mentioned in the constitution. Nor is marriage generally. But the 2nd Amendment makes it abundantly clear that every American has a right to keep and bear arms. There is no question on this. None...
  • Supporters of jailed Kentucky clerk rally to her defense

    09/05/2015 4:06:43 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 30 replies
    NBC News ^ | 9/5/2015 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    About 200 supporters of a Kentucky county clerk jailed for refusing to hand out marriage licenses to gay couples rallied and prayed Saturday as she faced a third day behind bars.
  • Same-sex couples issued marriage licenses in Rowan County

    09/05/2015 1:31:37 AM PDT · by jpsb · 19 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | September 4, 2015 | John Cheves
    They are not being issued under the authority of the Rowan County clerk's office. They are not worth the paper that they are written on," said attorney Mat Staver after meeting with Davis in the Carter County jail in Grayson. Rowan County Attorney Cecil Watkins previously dismissed that argument, saying deputy clerks can issue valid marriage licenses without their boss's approval.
  • Ted Cruz rips jailing of Kim Davis: This is not America

    09/03/2015 4:23:17 PM PDT · by Isara · 43 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, September 3, 2015 | Seth McLaughlin
    GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz criticized a federal judge for ordering a Kentucky county clerk to be jailed after she defied the Supreme Court by refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. The Texas senator said he unequivocal stands with Kim Davis, who was put in federal custody for contempt after testifying before Judge David L. Bunning Thursday that marriage is between one man and one woman. Today, judicial lawlessness crossed into judicial tyranny, Mr. Cruz said in a statement. Today, for the first time ever, the government arrested a Christian woman for living according to her faith. This...
  • 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...
  • Ky. County Clerks Association will propose removing clerks' names from marriage licenses

    08/26/2015 8:16:04 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 11 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 8/26/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    FRANKFORT The Kentucky County Clerks Association will propose removing clerks names from the document in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Courts legalization of same-sex marriage. Overturning the states ban on same-sex marriage has prompted Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis and two others to deny licenses to all couples, drawing a federal lawsuit against Davis as well as calls to change the licensing process. Leslie County Clerk James Lewis, chairman of the associations elections committee, told reporters Tuesday that his group is drafting a simple solution to the matter. You would have the county and the county seat listed...
  • Trump says its time to move on from gay marriage battle: The Supreme Court ruled.

    08/26/2015 5:32:00 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 389 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/25/15 | Dustin Siggins
    LOS ANGELES, CA, August 25, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – The GOP's leading presidential candidate said that he has been to a gay "wedding" and that conservatives should accept the Supreme Court's redefinition of marriage. In a wide-ranging interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Donald Trump was asked whether the issue of marriage's redefinition is "a dead issue for the GOP at this point." "Some people have hopes of passing amendments [to the U.S. Constitution]," said Trump, "but it's not going to happen. Congress can't pass simple things, let alone that. So anybody that's making that an issue is doing it for political...
  • Naming the Demons of Ireland and Great Britain

    08/25/2015 5:53:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Catholic Voice (IE) ^ | 8/25/15 | Deacon Nick Donnelly
    A friend recently went through statements published by the Irish Bishops’ Conference between 2012 and 2015 to examine the language the bishops used about morality, especially in response to the initiatives of the Enda Kenny government. During this period the Irish government legalised both the killing of unborn babies through abortion and the treatment of homosexuality as equivalent with heterosexuality through so called same-sex "marriage". The statements from the Bishops’ Conference show the Irish bishops failing to name the evil of abortion and homosexual sex even though the Second Vatican Council named abortion an “unspeakable crime” (Gaudium et Spes, 50)...
  • Same-sex marriage movement knocking on Australia's door, archbishop warns faithful

    08/18/2015 6:22:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 8/18/15 | Jonah Hicap
    After its success in Ireland and then the United States, the movement to legalise same-sex marriage is now knocking on Australia's doors to the dismay of devoted Christians in the Land Down Under.Australian Archbishop Anthony Fisher revealed recently that "there are voices in our culture that no longer think marriage need be for life, or be open to children, or be exclusive, or be between man and wife."Addressing the faithful during the Annual Marriage Mass with Renewal of Vows at Saint Mary's Cathedral in Sydney last July 12, Fisher said those behind this movement "write off as benighted and bigoted...
  • Married lesbian approved as head of Catholic day care in Cardinal Marxs diocese

    08/02/2015 8:36:08 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 31, 2015 | Maike Hickson & John-Henry Westen
    The website of the German Bishops' Conference, katholisch.de, reported yesterday on the first case of a practicing homosexual permitted to remain in a position at a Catholic Church institution despite a flagrant and public violation of the Church's moral law. The woman who heads a Caritas Day Care Center in Bavaria, had been asked in April to leave her position due to her announcement that she was going to marry a woman. The decision has now been rescinded, according to Fr. Hans Lindenberger, head of the Caritas in Munich, Germany. Cardinal Reinhard Marx, who is the Archbishop of the Diocese...
  • Social Conservatives Were Right All Along

    07/29/2015 1:39:52 PM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 17 replies
    Renew America ^ | July 28, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    The Good Book says, "...be sure your sin will find you out," and this is a lesson that the monsters at Planned Parenthood have been learning for the past three weeks. Caught on camera, these hideous harvesters of human life have been exposed to the whole world as the fiends they are, talking about "gentler" techniques for murdering babies so that they don't "crunch" the organs of tiny unborn children, so they can sell them for profits euphemistically disguised as "reimbursements." The fact that I could even write a sentence like that is definitive proof that America is infected with...
  • Lawmakers to Kerry: Yank Visas for Diplomats Spouses from Countries that Dont Allow Gay Spouses

    07/28/2015 7:04:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/28/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    One hundred and twenty-five members of Congress asked Secretary of State John Kerry in a letter Monday to deny visas to diplomats spouses if the envoys come from a country that doesnt recognize same-sex spouses of State Department personnel. House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) led the letter, which got one GOP signature Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), who has a transgender son. The lawmakers argued that countries not granting accreditation to same-sex spouses of American foreign service...
  • Why Are Customers So Angry About This New Book on Marriage and Religious Freedom?

    07/25/2015 8:08:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 19, 2015 | Marguerite Bowling
    Is the debate about marriage over after the Supreme Courts June decision to redefine marriage in all fifty states? Thats what some Amazon.com reviewers are insisting after a new book was released last week. The book, Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom, is a roadmap from Ryan Anderson, a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, on how the conservative movement can move forward in promoting marriage and protecting religious freedom after the Supreme Courts ruling. I wrote this book for all Americans. For those who disagree with me, to at least understand the viewpoint of roughly...
  • Brittney Griner accused wife of cheating on her with men

    07/23/2015 7:04:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Brittney Griner filed to have her marriage to fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson annulled last month, claiming that the union was based on fraud and duress and that Johnson pressured her into it. Griner also suspected that Johnson was cheating on her. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Griner says she discovered in April that Johnson had been texting with her ex-boyfriend. She says she never would have married Johnson if she suspected something was still going on between Johnson and the man.
  • Poll: Huge drop in support for gay mirage

    07/23/2015 1:16:55 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 39 replies
    ThePulse2016.com ^ | 7/16/2015 | Maggie Gallagher
    When the Supreme Court rules, Americans normally respond by increasing support for the decision. But a new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows gay marriage advocates have not sealed the deal with the American people. The poll received attention under the heading: Over 60 percent of Republicans oppose court on gay marriage.
  • Kenyan Pastors to Obama: Don't Bring 'The Gay Talk' Here

    07/23/2015 5:01:30 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 10 replies
    CBN News ^ | July 22, 2015 | George Thomas
    NAIROBI, Kenya -- President Barack Obama heads to Kenya this week for a global economic summit. It will be Obama's first visit as president to his father's homeland. While some hope the trip will bring closer ties between our two countries, there's one subject many Kenyans don't want the president to talk about: gay rights and same-sex marriage. The streets are already buzzing in anticipation of his arrival, with polls showing Obama enjoys widespread popularity among Kenyans. "I think this is a guy who really appreciates his roots," said one resident of the capital city. "Because he is our brother,...
  • Stockton police Lt Toby Will placed on leave after sending anti-gay marriage letter to local paper

    07/18/2015 3:18:30 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 17 replies
    NBCnews.com ^ | 7/17/2015 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    A high-ranking California police lieutenant has been placed on leave after he sent a newspaper a letter condemning the legalization of same-sex marriage nationwide. He signed the letter with his rank and employer and the newspaper editor says that's how he wanted it to appear in print.
  • Scorned Christian Bakery Breaks Online Fundraising Record

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

    07/15/2015 4:59:39 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 26 replies
    Pitch.com ^ | 7/13/2015 | David Hudnall
    Dent County is a place in southeast Missouri where about 15,000 people live. Today, the County Commission there voted unanimously unanimously! to fly the flags at the courthouse and judicial building below half-mast on the 26th day of every single month between now and June 2016.
  • How liberalism became an intolerant dogma

    07/14/2015 4:12:57 PM PDT · by NRx · 17 replies
    The Week ^ | 07-11-2015 | Damon Linker
    At the risk of sounding like Paul Krugman who returns to a handful of cherished topics over and over again in his New York Times column I want to revisit one of my hobby horses, which I most recently raised in my discussion of Hobby Lobby. My own cherished topic is this: Liberalism's decline from a political philosophy of pluralism into a rigidly intolerant dogma. The decline is especially pronounced on a range of issues wrapped up with religion and sex. For a time, electoral self-interest kept these intolerant tendencies in check, since the strongly liberal position on...
  • Will Marriage Dissidents Be Treated As Bigots Or Pro-Lifers?

    07/14/2015 8:09:10 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 14, 2015 | Ryan T. Anderson
    With its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court has brought the sexual revolution to its apexa redefinition of our civilizations primordial institution, cutting its link to procreation and declaring sex differences meaningless. The court has usurped the authority of the people, working through the democratic process, to define marriage. And it has shut down debate just as we were starting to hear new voicesgay people who agree that children need their mother and their father, and children of same-sex couples who wish they knew both their mom and dad. If the polls are right, there has also been...
  • County Clerks Resign Nationwide After Gay Marriage Ruling

    07/13/2015 1:14:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/13/15 | Kristine Marsh
    County clerks across the country are resigning after the June 29 Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage. Just a few days after the monumental ruling, an entire county clerk office in Tennessee resigned. Decatur County Clerk Gwen Pope and both of her deputy assistants, Sharon Bell and Mickey Butler, resigned, saying the order clashed with their religious beliefs. All three were long-time employees of the clerks office. Pope told The Jackson Sun they didnt want to make the news. "It's kind of sort of like you don't want to draw attention to yourself for any reason," she said. "That's...
  • What do progressives ultimately want?

    07/12/2015 11:02:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Newsday ^ | July 11, 2015 | William F. B. O'Reilly, Republican consultant
    I don't get it. I honestly don't. Call me an idiot; declare me obtuse. I can't figure out the long game of the American left. I've been struggling with the thought for a while. But the answer isn't forthcoming. I don't mean to insult. I'm genuinely asking for clues. The progressive outlook seems negative. Everyone's being cheated. Everything's unfair. And offensive. Especially that. I've lived in this country for 52 years. I never knew it was such a cynical place. Instead of seeking ways to move the nation forward, spiritually and economically, the political left is on an inequity hunt....
  • Liberals & LGBT Activists Set Sights On Christian Churches To Remove Tax Exempt Status

    07/12/2015 4:29:16 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 69 replies
    Outcast Radio ^ | 7/12/2015 | Alex Thomas
    In the weeks since the historic Supreme Court ruling that recognized same-sex marriage as a fundamental right many leftist commentators and LGBT activists have turned their sights on Christians. From attacks on bakery owners who refused to bake cakes for same-sex weddings to daily attacks on all things Christianity, the hard left has made it clear that they are far from done with their culture war and will not be happy until anyone that disagrees with them is completely silenced. Now, in what can be described as the opening silo in another round of the war on Christianity, LGBT activist...