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  • Oregon bakery refuses to pay damages to lesbian couple denied service

    10/01/2015 8:23:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies ^ | 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 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 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 wouldn’t 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 “God’s 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 liberties—a matter that appeared to have been settled—to 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, let’s 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? Isn’t 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 ^ | 9/10/2015 | Miranda Blue
    Pat Fagan, the director of the Family Research Council’s Marriage and Religious Research Institute, suggested yesterday that marriage equality opponents start referring to gay men’s 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 it’s 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 they’re 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 Shortly after the Supreme Court’s 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 what’s 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 Court’s legalization of same-sex marriage. Overturning the state’s 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 association’s 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 it’s 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 Marx’s 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,, 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, " 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 Don’t 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 doesn’t 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 Court’s June decision to redefine marriage in all fifty states? That’s what some 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 Court’s 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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-based Christian 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 ^ | 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 apex—a redefinition of our civilization’s 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 voices—gay 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 clerk’s office. Pope told The Jackson Sun they didn’t 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...
  • The Turning Point: Lawless “Gay Marriage”

    07/10/2015 8:25:23 PM PDT · by massmike · 6 replies ^ | 07/10/2015 | Amy L. Contrada
    Much has been written on the unconstitutionality and irrationality of the Supreme Court’s Obergefell “same-sex marriage” opinion. Will Governors and officials around the country kowtow to the Court and allow lawless same-sex marriage in states where it was banned? Will they imitate the disgraceful Massachusetts model? Will citizens allow this to happen? The turning point for the radical effort to impose “same-sex marriage” (SSM) on the country was the 2003 Goodridge case in Massachusetts. There, the homosexual activists pioneered using the courts to circumvent the democratic lawmaking process and took advantage of an ambitious Governor to implement their dream. In...
  • How Should Devout Christians Treat Their Gay Neighbors?

    07/10/2015 9:07:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/10/2015 | Clem Boyd
    As I scan the societal landscape I see that acceptance of homosexual identity and behavior, and same-sex marriage has grown. I now find my biblical point of view is the minority perspective. If a well-known Christian says that homosexual lust and sexual activity is a sin, even if that person urges kindness and respect for all, words like "hater" and "bigot" are tossed around rather freely. And then, in the midst of all this, Jesus calls me to love my neighbor, which includes those who identify as homosexuals. I can offhandedly note to myself and others that God's accepting, forgiving...
  • Phinneous the Leader

    07/10/2015 7:55:26 AM PDT · by Phinneous · 5 replies
    (his FB site) | Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Denburg
    This is the post in its entirety. Sorry of not formatted. Not sure if the FB is open to all: PINCHAS vs. NEWSPEAK aka The GAY MARRIAGE Debate Balak, King of Moav had failed, and so the Jews marched on. His sorcerer for hire, Bilaam, then came up with Plan B. Seduce them, lower their moral standards. He was successful. Now the Jews marched to a different tune. They traded, “Do you feel G-d?” to “Does it feel good?” A plague broke out and thousands died. One man turned the tide. Pinchas. For his bravery, G-d granted Pinchas immunity from...
  • Relationship "Experts": Gay Marriages Are Superior to Heterosexual Marriages (Long article)

    07/09/2015 12:21:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Rush ^ | July 9, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Have you heard this? By the way, it's true. It is being said that gay marriage is superior to heterosexual marriage. I can't believe we're even using language that signifies the difference, but, anyways, we have to. The militant gay community says that gay marriage is superior because they get to pick their children via adoption. Therefore, they -- having chosen the exact kind of child they want-- have a much better chance at raising that child than a hetero couple who simply have to deal with whatever the sperm and the egg produce. Do not doubt me on...
  • With Threats, Bakers Who Refused to Make Lesbian Wedding Cake Warned to Do This (Pay Up) by Monday

    07/09/2015 7:46:17 AM PDT · by xzins · 234 replies
    CBN ^ | 7/9/2015 | TODD STARNES
    Two Christian bakers who refused to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding have been ordered to pay $135,000 in damages by July 13 or else the state of Oregon could place a lien on their home. Aaron and Melissa Klein, the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, were punished by the state's Bureau of Labor and Industry (BOLI) for unlawfully discriminating against a same-sex couple. The Kleins, who are devout evangelical Christians, argued that baking the cake would be a violation of their religious beliefs. The BOLI ruling ordered the mom-and-pop bakers to pay $135,000 to the lesbian couple....
  • 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...
  • Jimmy Carter Says He Believes ‘Jesus Would Approve of Gay Marriage’ — but Even He....

    07/07/2015 4:34:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    BLAZE.COM ^ | Jul. 7, 2015 | Billy Hallowell
    FULL TITLE: Jimmy Carter Says He Believes ‘Jesus Would Approve of Gay Marriage’ — but Even He Makes a Big Admission About That Claim Former president Jimmy Carter said on Tuesday that he believes Jesus would approve of gay marriage, though he said that he doesn’t have “any verse in scripture” to corroborate this notion. “I believe he would. I believe Jesus would. I don’t have any verse in scripture…” Carter responded when asked by HuffPo Live host Mark Lamont Hill whether Christ would embrace same-sex nuptials. “I believe that Jesus would approve of gay marriage, but I’m not –...
  • A Response to the Same-Sex Marriage Ruling [Interview with RC Sproul]

    07/07/2015 4:01:55 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Renewing Your Mind/Ligonier ^ | 7/6/15 | RC Sproul
    "The civil government does not define your ethic as a Christian. That's critical that we understand that..."
  • Jimmy Carter: ‘I Believe Jesus Would Approve Gay Marriage’

    07/07/2015 1:39:49 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 129 replies ^ | July 7, 2015 | 4:04 PM EDT | By Melanie Hunter
    snip “I believe Jesus would,” Carter said when asked whether Jesus would approve of gay marriage. “I don’t have any verse in scripture ... I believe that Jesus would approve gay marriage, but that's just my own personal belief. I think Jesus would encourage any love affair if it was honest and sincere and was not damaging to anyone else, and I don't see that gay marriage damages anyone else." Carter, a born-again Christian and Baptist, said he still teaches Sunday school whenever he attends his home church. He. said he has never ran across “any really serious conflicts” between...
  • 'God Is First': NC Church Flies Christian Flag Above Old Glory

    07/07/2015 8:36:08 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 51 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 07/07/2015 | Fox & Friends
    A North Carolina church has sparked a debate with its decision to fly the Christian flag above Old Glory. Elizabeth Baptist Church in Shelby, N.C., held a flag raising ceremony Sunday to hoist the Christian flag above the stars and stripes. Rit Varriale, pastor of Elizabeth Baptist Church, was on “Fox and Friends” this morning to explain his church’s decision. “God is first,” he said, adding that American culture has been pushing back against traditional Christian values for quite some time. Varriale said that he’s a veteran who loves his country. He explained that he was willing to serve so...
  • Sorry, Slate: Oregon Did Put a ‘Gag Order’ on Those Christian Bakers

    07/06/2015 8:41:41 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 33 replies ^ | Hans von Spakovsky
    On Thursday, The Daily Signal published an article about Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) Commissioner Brad Avakian ordering Aaron and Melissa Klein, Christian bakers who had refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, to pay the couple $135,000 for “emotional” damages and issuing a gag order against the Kleins. On Monday, Slate published an article criticizing The Daily Signal’s coverage headlined “No, Oregon Did Not ‘Gag’ That Anti-Gay Bakery.” While that’s a great, provocative headline, Slate’s headline is simply not true. (snip) Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern writes: Rather than fine the Kleins further, [Oregon Labor...
  • South Carolina Senator Starts Flag Debate With Gay Marriage Rant

    07/06/2015 7:13:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/6/15 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Republican South Carolina Sen. Lee Bright started off a debate about the Confederate flag by denouncing the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling and calling on people of faith in South Carolina to “rise up.”“I heard our president sing a religious hymn, and then Friday night I watched the White House be lit up in the abomination colors,” Bright said on the South Carolina Senate floor Monday. “It’s time — we’ve got amazing grace, we’ve got people in the stands here of faith — it’s time for the church to rise up. It’s time for the state of South Carolina to...
  • YouTube Removes Christian Movie Trailer About Homosexuality ["Commercially deceptive content"]

    07/06/2015 6:24:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 7/6/15 | Trey Sanchez
    Evangelist Ray Comfort has many video clips on YouTube showcasing his trademark style of sharing the Gospel with strangers on the street. But Comfort's latest project, a scripted film about the biblical view of homosexuality titled Audacity, has been removed from YouTube because of violations. Over 130,000 people have viewed the trailer, but anyone visiting today will see the following message displayed: This video has been removed as a violation of YouTube's policy against spam, scams, and commercially deceptive content. Comfort told The Blaze that he believes someone at YouTube did not like the content of the video and pulled...
  • Gay rights advocates decry Virginia House GOP's religious freedom agenda

    07/06/2015 6:38:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Democratic lawmakers and gay rights advocates on Monday fired back at Republican leaders in the House of Delegates for wanting to make religious freedom legislation — which they see as discriminatory against same-sex couples — a top priority in the 2016 General Assembly session. “While Virginia Democrats are focused on creating jobs, Republicans have admitted that their top legislative priority is discriminating against people,”said Democratic Party of Virginia chairwoman Susan Swecker. “Focusing on Indiana-style discrimination laws instead of growing our economy is irresponsible, dangerous and hopelessly out of touch.” While Republicans say they will abide by the recent historic U.S....