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  • America the Deceived - Same Method, Same War, Same End!

    07/04/2015 2:04:47 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 6 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 7/2/2015 | Bradlee Dean
    "It has been said that if the people in Germany had looked behind Adolph Hitler and His tyrannical regime they would have found nothing behind him. It was all propaganda. Everything was pushed and propped up on deception and lies, until the truth and light exposed the lies and darkness" (Luke 12:2). Did anyone think that it was rather odd that after the Supreme Court made "their" decision that the "first gay president" already had the rainbow lights set and ready to turn on the same night declaring that "Love wins." It seems like he knew something beforehand. (The rainbow...
  • 'This decision will not stand': Republicans seek common cause against same-sex marriage

    07/04/2015 10:19:30 AM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 56 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | July 4, 2015 | Ben Jacobs
    For many opponents of same-sex marriage, the fight has just started. While supporters of marriage equality celebrate the supreme court’s historic decision in Obergefell v Hodges, advocates for traditional marriage have redoubled their efforts to influence policymakers. But the fight takes place in an unfamiliar political landscape, one where gay marriage has become the law of the land and one of the traditional benchmarks of the social conservative cause has been rendered meaningless. No matter how ardently Republican candidates for president in 2016 proclaim that they believe marriage is between one man and one woman, the supreme court has ruled...
  • 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 · 38 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...
  • Social conservatives and libertarians will get married

    07/03/2015 7:33:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 2, 2015 | Philip Klein
    The Republican Party, broadly speaking, is comprised of many factions that are often at odds with one another. Prominent examples are the battles between the grassroots and the national party establishment and between defense hawks and non-interventionists. Perhaps fiercer than any of these fights is the long-standing conflict between social conservatives and libertarians. But when the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage last month, they created an opening for a wedding between these two groups, which could benefit the Republican Party ahead of the 2016 election. To be clear, libertarians come in many stripes. There are those who reject the political...
  • Oregon imposes gag order on Christian bakers in gay wedding case

    07/03/2015 9:53:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 88 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/03/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Aaron and Melissa Klein ordered not to talk publicly about their faith. I don’t know if you’ve followed the case of Sweet Cakes by Melissa. This is the now-closed bakery in Oregon that has become a target of state officials because its Christian owners declined to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding. Not only has the business been forced to close, the state has fined the Kleins $135,000. But it gets worse. Much worse. Now that state has responded to a radio interview the Kleins gave by ordering them to no longer talk publicly about why their faith compels...
  • Episcopalians Vote to Allow Gay Weddings

    07/02/2015 2:40:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    Standing on my Head ^ | July 1, 2015 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson with a friend The AP reports here from the Episcopal Church’s General Convention  that the Episcopal Church of the USA is now formally permitting same sex weddings.  Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church’s embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay bishop.the House of Bishops prayed and debated the issue for five hours earlier this week before passing it on to the House of Deputies.The Rev. Bonnie Perry of Chicago, a lesbian married to a...
  • Love Didn’t Win—It Was Redefined

    07/02/2015 9:33:06 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jul 01, 2015 | Frank Turek
    Love Didn’t Win—It Was Redefined Frank Turek | Jul 01, 2015 “Love wins” is the hashtag of choice for those in support of the newest Supreme Court decision that passed that legislative body by a 5-4 vote. If you’re not content with that, you’re just an evil bigot who needs to shut up and support this new legislation. Forget the fact that you have very rational reasons for keeping marriage between a man and a woman: genderless marriage changes the cultural understanding of marriage from the well being of children to merely the romantic desires of adults. For kids who...
  • I’m Feeling Like an Umbrella Salesman In a Thunderstorm

    07/02/2015 10:47:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | Michael Brown
    About 20 years ago, I was spending time with David Wilkerson in New York City when a storm unexpectedly broke out as we were leaving a building. Sure enough, in true New York fashion, there was someone right outside the door selling umbrellas, and as expected, Pastor Dave bought one to keep us dry in the showers. In fact, just about everyone seemed to buy one as they walked outside into the sudden downpour. I feel like that umbrella salesman today, except that for years now, I’ve been selling these umbrellas in the desert, knowing that a massive storm was...
  • The Vortex—Excommunicate Them, All of Them! (Catholic Caucus)

    07/01/2015 6:43:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    ChurchMilitant.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Church Militant
    The U.S. Catholic bishops have let this charade go on long enough. It's time for them to step up and perform their duty to protect the sheep and get rid of the wolves among us. Justice Anthony Kennedy needs to be excommunicated. In truth, he already should have been after upholding Roe v. Wade in the 1992 Casey v. Planned Parenthood decision. But this same-sex unmarriage ruling is beyond excommunicable. And please, smarmy Church of Nice theologians out there — none of that stupid, insufficient, "Well, by his actions he has already excommunicated himself." That's not enough. The bishops, collectively...
  • Do We the People Need an Article V Convention of the States in the Aftermath of <i>Obergefell</i>?

    07/01/2015 3:56:31 PM PDT · by betty boop · 153 replies
    self; | July 1, 2015 | Jean F. Drew
    Do We the People Need an Article V Convention of the States in the Aftermath of Obergefell? The short answer to the title question would seem to be: Very likely YES. And that for a number of reasons. First, Congress has been utterly derelict in executing its constitutional powers designed to constrain excesses emanating from the Supreme Court. There are three constitutional legislative “checks” on SCOTUS — or any other federal court. Other than the Article III Supreme Court, Congress is the creator of all the other federal courts — and all are firmly within its lawful legislative power in...
  • Greenfield: No Truce With the Left

    07/01/2015 10:17:00 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 33 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 No Truce With the Left Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog There comes a time when every conservative thinker tries to find some common ground with the left in some area. Today it's criminal rights and the headlines have Rand Paul denouncing the racist justice system while Grover Norquist and the Koch Brothers join with the left to back their reforms. As usually happens, the conservatives or libertarians turn out to be the useful idiots of the left. Liberals have a long history of being the left's useful idiots. It's only fair that...
  • McConnell:Gay Marriage Is 'Law of the Land' for Congress, Too'says there's not much Congress can do'

    07/01/2015 10:09:32 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 131 replies
    newsmax ^ | 7/1/15 | c coren
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says there's not much Congress can do in the wake of the ruling by the Supreme Court legalizing gay marriage. In an interview Tuesday night on Kentucky television station WDRB, McConnell restated that he still holds to the traditional view of marriage. "I’ve always felt that marriage is between one man and one woman and the Supreme Court has held otherwise. That’s the law of the land," the Kentucky Republican said. When he was asked if there is anything Congress can do, he answered: "I don’t think so. I think the courts have pretty well...
  • LGBT Activists: Marriage Was Never the 'End Game'

    07/01/2015 7:55:13 AM PDT · by fwdude · 162 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 30, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Now, the real fight begins, say leaders in the LGBT movement. And it won’t be for the faint of heart. So-called “marriage equality” is not the end-game, according to the activists. It’s merely a window through which they will push for other rights, in housing, education, health care, employment and religious practice. An op-ed in the Nation, a left-of-center magazine, provided a playbook for LGBT rights activists moving forward from last Friday’s 5-4 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court proclaiming same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. In that op-ed, LGBT activists were encouraged to take the offensive against any...
  • Mixed message from same-sex marriage debate

    07/01/2015 8:30:03 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 10 replies
    theage.com.au | 6/4/2015 | Paul Sheehan
    You probably thought, as I did, that last week's same sex marriage referendum in Ireland was carried by an overwhelming 62 per cent vote majority in support of changing the constitution. In fact, only 34 per cent of the adult population voted in support of the measure. There are 3.52 million Irish citizens of voting age, and 66 per cent of them did not vote "yes". Two-thirds of the adult population either voted "no", or did not vote, or did not register to vote.
  • Most support child over (homosexual) rights: poll

    07/01/2015 8:09:03 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 24 replies
    AU.News.Yahoo.com ^ | 6/25/2015 | None given
    Australians support the right of a child to have a mother and a father over the rights of homosexuals to get married, opinion poll shows
  • Yes, I Am One of the Pod People

    07/01/2015 7:44:53 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 5 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 7/1/15 | Steve Berman
    Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance: the five stages of grief.  As a Christian, I’ve gone through these over the last few years, and now I’ve arrived at acceptance. I denied that God could remove His hand from our blessed country, America; that divorce among Christians was just as prevalent as the non-religious.  I denied that our youth were ever more questioning Christian teaching and doctrine, and were leaving the faith of their parents in droves.  I denied that the country was becoming more and more deaf to our 24/7 obsession with preaching the Gospel.  I denied that the church was...
  • Homophobes are 'American flagging’ their Facebook profile pictures as a protest against Pride

    07/01/2015 6:40:29 AM PDT · by PROCON · 49 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 1, 2015
    Last week, millions of Facebook users gave their profile pictures a rainbow makeover to celebrate the double Pride/Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling but an unpleasant backlash has begun. The translucent rainbow tool was laid on by Facebook itself, but a number of third-party apps are now offering an American flag equivalent to people opposed to gay marriage and equality in general.
  • David Harsanyi: Was I Wrong To Support Gay Marriage?

    06/30/2015 8:17:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 30, 2015 | David Harsanyi, senior editor
    If same-sex marriage is used to pummel religious Americans into submission, it will be a disaster. I’ve supported same-sex marriage ever since I first heard the idea. And when I became a political columnist in the early 2000s—despite being the “conservative” at a good-sized newspaper—I was the only one at the paper (as far as I can recall) who unequivocally backed gay marriage publicly. Though I wasn’t gullible enough to believe I’d be persuading many readers, I was gullible enough to believe that my allies in the cause were merely concerned with “equality.” As we dig out from the avalanche...
  • 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...
  • Yes, Gay Marriage Hurts Me Personally

    06/30/2015 1:41:14 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | june 30, 2015 | matt walsh
    I’ve been more concerned by the large number of self-proclaimed Christians and conservatives who’ve repeatedly informed me that the whole gay marriage issue isn’t important. “It won’t affect us,” they tell me over and over again. It’s not relevant to our lives. We aren’t hurt by it. Who cares? It’s all good. Whatevs, man. There are matters more urgent than truth and morality and the future of the human race. Like, what about the economy and stuff? I’m not proud to say it, but I feel an immense disgust for these Apathetic, Weak, Oblivious, Scared, Distracted, Impotent, Frivolous, Christians And...
  • CNN poll: 63% support Supreme Court’s ObamaCare ruling, 59% support gay-marriage ruling

    06/30/2015 12:55:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/30/2015 | AllahPundit
    It’s the first post-ruling poll I’ve seen in either case. There wasn’t much mystery about where the public was on ObamaCare subsidies — “free” money! — but there was a little suspense around the SSM decision in light of this YouGov poll last week showing a plurality of the public opposed to having the Court decide the issue. That raised the question of whether a backlash might be brewing around process. Sure, Americans support gay marriage in principle, but what happens when the judiciary wrests that issue out of the states’ hands and settles it as a matter of...
  • Does your church ban gay marriage? Then it should start paying taxes.

    06/30/2015 6:19:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 88 replies
    Fusion ^ | June 29, 2015 | Feliz Simon
    It’s difficult to see how the nationwide legalization of gay marriage could have any kind of significant negative repercussions for anybody who’s not gay. Difficult – but not impossible. Because now that the US government formally recognizes marriage equality as a fundamental right, it really shouldn’t skew the tax code so as to give millions of dollars in tax breaks to groups which remain steadfastly bigoted on the subject. I’m talking, of course, about churches.
  • Gay marriage infringes on religion by ONE route

    06/30/2015 5:39:24 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/30/15 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Freedom of religion and the government "qualified" church Last week’s Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges opens another can of worms that is driving rhetoric in a way that misdirects people from the reality of its affect on religion and the free exercise thereof. No, this does not come from a lawyer, it comes from a missionary who, for more than 20 years, has delved into the legal entities that churches have embraced, essentially transforming their structure. And the change occurred innocently by way of the non-profit organization enticement. Here are some salient points: There is only one Law...
  • 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...
  • Ted Olson: ‘Not Illegal’ for Bakery to Refuse to Take Part in Gay Wedding Under SCOTUS Ruling

    06/29/2015 8:15:13 PM PDT · by GregoTX · 48 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 29, 2015 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) – Former Solicitor General Ted Olson told “Fox News Sunday” that it is “not illegal” for a bakery for instance to refuse to participate in a gay wedding under last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. “It's not illegal under this ruling,” Olson said in response to Fox News host Chris Wallace’s question about how the ruling will affect religious freedom. “There's the question – and it became hot this spring – of religious freedom. Can the proverbial baker or photographer who is selling his services openly, can he refuse to participate in a same-sex marriage...
  • Who’s ‘godless’ now? Russia says it’s U.S.

    06/29/2015 3:13:51 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 62 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jan 2014 | Marc Bennets
    MOSCOW — At the height of the Cold War, it was common for American conservatives to label the officially atheist Soviet Union a “godless nation.” More than two decades on, history has come full circle, as the Kremlin and its allies in the Russian Orthodox Church hurl the same allegation at the West. “Many Euro-Atlantic countries have moved away from their roots, including Christian values,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a recent keynote speech. “Policies are being pursued that place on the same level a multi-child family and a same-sex partnership, a faith in God and a belief in...
  • US Jews among biggest supporters of same-sex marriage, data shows

    06/29/2015 3:04:59 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 69 replies
    JTA.org ^ | 6/28/2015 | None given
    (JTA) — American Jews are among the most supportive religious groups of same-sex marriage. Some 77 percent of American Jews expressed support for same-sex marriage, according to data gathered in 2014 by the Public Religion Research Institute. Some 47 percent of American Jews polled said they “strongly favor” allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry legally, and 30 percent said they “favor” it.
  • 10/20/2014: Idaho city’s ordinance tells pastors to marry gays or go to jail

    06/29/2015 1:11:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 20, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Coeur d‘Alene, Idaho, city officials have laid down the law to Christian pastors within their community, telling them bluntly via an ordinance that if they refuse to marry homosexuals, they will face jail time and fines. The dictate comes on the heels of a legal battle with Donald and Evelyn Knapp, ordained ministers who own the Hitching Post wedding chapel in the city, but who oppose gay marriage, The Daily Caller reported. A federal judge recently ruled that the state’s ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional, while the city of Coeur d‘Alene has an ordinance that prevents discrimination based on...
  • Market Tanking - Any Correlation With the Judgement We Can Now Expect? [Vanity]

    06/29/2015 11:35:44 AM PDT · by fwdude · 53 replies
    self-published | 06/29/15 | fwdude
    At last check the market (DJI) was down 254 points after a steady decline throughout the day. US Treasury yields down 14 basis points. I know, the Greek crisis. But Who orchestrates these events beyond our understanding?
  • U.S. Homosexual “Marriage” Will Affect Other Countries

    06/29/2015 10:57:06 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 21 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    U.S. Homosexual “Marriage” Will Affect Other Countries But in a strange cover-up, big leftist media denies that the U.S. is the leader of the global homosexual movement By Julio Severo Because of the U.S. global cultural hegemony, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of homosexual “marriage” will affect other nations, and homosexual activists in many parts of the world are excited in their expectation to use the court ruling to advance their cause, according an Associated Press report. Even though large U.S. companies (Apple, Microsoft, Google, etc.) and even the U.S. government have greatly incited the trend...
  • Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich calls for compassion toward gay people

    06/29/2015 10:17:42 AM PDT · by Windy City Conservative · 42 replies
    Archbishop Blase Cupich of the Archdiocese of Chicago has asked his congregation to be compassionate toward gay people following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last week to legalize gay marriage nationwide. Cupich said in a news release that Catholic Church teachings call on members to avoid unjust discrimination of gay people. He said the respect must be real and reflective of the Church’s commitment to accept all people.
  • NBC Today host tries to CORNER Ted Cruz on his response to SCOTUS gay marriage ruling [VIDEO]

    06/29/2015 10:17:35 AM PDT · by Jane Long · 75 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | June 29, 2015 | The Right Scoop
    <p>NBC Today host - Savannah Guthrie - tries to throw gotchas at Sen Ted Cruz over his stance on the recent SCOTUS homo marriage ruling. Sen Cruz' handling of the host, and interview, are a glorious thing to see....</p>
  • What Life is Like When Children of Gay Couples Don't Matter

    06/29/2015 9:53:52 AM PDT · by Sioux-san · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/29/2015 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    ....But according to Justice Kennedy, the Fourteenth Amendment does not protect children whom gay people demand as an entitlement. Children of gays are slaves. Justice Kennedy made no reference whatsoever to the COGs who had submitted detailed amicus briefs to him. The four dissenting justices made no reference to us, either. In the eyes of the court, we do not exist. Some COGs do exist: that is, children of gays who refrain from criticizing their loss of their heritage and who cheer for the gays who control them and keep them silent. At least the latter “good” children get to...
  • American College of Pediatricians on same-sex marriage ruling: 'A tragic day for American children'

    06/29/2015 9:36:27 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 30 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6/26/2015 | Dr Susan Barry
    In a statement released Friday, the president of the American College of Pediatricians said the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage will have a significantly negative impact on children in the United States.
  • The Church's Finest Hour (Pastor Charles Lawson) (video) (How did your church respond this Sunday?)

    06/29/2015 9:31:43 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 6-28-2015 | zion4131
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlzL4OwfW8kSunday (Morning) Preaching: Jun 28 2015 Culture Wars and Supreme Court's Endorsement of Sodomite/Gay Marriages. Scripture: II Chronicles 7:14
  • Why Scalia should resign [Barf alert]

    06/29/2015 8:33:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    The Week ^ | 06/29/2015 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia should resign.That's the thought I had while reading his acid dissents in the two headline-grabbing Supreme Court cases last week, one affirming the IRS's interpretation of the Affordable Care Act, and the other discovering a right to same-sex marriage in the 14th Amendment.Scalia's considered view is that the court has usurped power from Congress in the health care law, and from the American people themselves in the marriage case.Ultimately, on the health care case, John Roberts agreed with most of the claims of the plaintiffs, but decided to rewrite the disputed clause because, as he...
  • 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...
  • (V) Be A Test Case For Your Church

    06/29/2015 8:24:16 AM PDT · by OrangeHoof · 32 replies
    na | 06-29-2015 | OrangeHoof
    If you are a member of a Bible-believing church that considers homosexuality to be sin, last week's SCOTUS decision making gay marriage a federal right has to be disturbing. Soon, as they have with wedding bakers, florists and photographers, gays are likely to show up to be test cases asking to get married in your church. If you are a church elder, what is your response going to be when it is your church they want to marry in? There's a good chance your answer is going to be like this: "The Bible declares in Deuteronomy and Romans and elsewhere...
  • 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...
  • New York Times Columnist: ‘Time To End Tax Exemptions for Religious Institutions’

    From Mark Oppenheimer in Time: Two weeks ago, with a decision in Obergefell v. Hodges on the way, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) 100% of Utah introduced the First Amendment Defense Act, which ensures that religious institutions won’t lose their tax exemptions if they don’t support same-sex marriage. Liberals tend to think Sen. Lee’s fears are unwarranted, and they can even point to Justice Anthony Kennedy’s opinion in Friday’s case, which promises “that religious organizations and persons [will be] given proper protection.” But I don’t think Sen. Lee is crazy. In the 1983 Bob Jones University case, the court ruled that...
  • Elena Kagan 2009: “There is no federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage”

    06/28/2015 8:58:36 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 33 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | june 24, 2015 | william a. Jacobson
    I hate trying to predict court rulings, but the political winds have changed dramatically the past few years, so if I had to bet, I’d bet that the ruling is 5-4 for gay marriage. [Warning – my bets tend to be counter-indicators.] Don’t think for a second that politics and public opinion doesn’t influence such historic cases. I also expect Elena Kagan to be one of the five, based on her comments during oral argument, via NY Times: -snip So, before the decision is released, it’s worth revisiting Kagan’s 2009 testimony before the Senate during confirmation hearings on her nomination to...
  • Why Justice Kennedy's Gay Marriage Opinion Is a Bigger Liberal Victory Than You Think

    06/28/2015 7:31:32 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 37 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | June 26 2015 | Pema Levy
    The LGBT community and its allies won big on Friday. In legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's soaring majority opinion ruled that the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution gives gay and lesbian couples the same right to marry that opposite-sex couples have. But that wasn't all Kennedy did. The justice issued a ringing endorsement of a "living Constitution," the idea, championed by liberals today, that the Constitution evolves over time along with technology and society. On the other side of the spectrum are "originalists." To proponents of originalism, notably Justice Antonin Scalia, constitutional interpretation should be based...
  • The Pope Says Nothing About The Supreme Court Ruling On Gay Marriage, but...(Vanity)

    06/28/2015 7:03:33 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 34 replies
    06/28/15
    The Pope says nothing about the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, but he believes in global warming and is for planetary government. Just an observation....
  • Vanity: Depart of Education temporarily changes Facebook profile to rainbow colored logo

    06/28/2015 6:55:10 PM PDT · by keats5 · 37 replies
    Facebook. com ^ | June 26, 2015 | keats5- vanity
  • Gary Bauer: CHANGE THE COURT!

    06/28/2015 6:52:36 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 71 replies
    cwfpac ^ | June 26, 2015 | Gary Bauer
    Friday, June 26, 2015 To: Friends & Supporters From: Gary L. Bauer I read through a lot of angry messages about the Supreme Court in my email this morning. I'm not surprised. Unfortunately, we're stuck with Obamacare for now. Simply put, elections have consequences. And right now we're suffering through the negative consequences of elections that took place almost ten years ago when Democrats took control of Congress. But here's the good news: A Republican president and a Republican Congress CAN REPEAL OBAMACARE IN 2017! And we can also CHANGE THE COURT! The men and women we elect to the...
  • JAMAICA – Pastor Knocks Same-Sex Marriage

    06/28/2015 6:29:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Barbados Today ^ | ing | Louise K
    A local pastor did not mince words yesterday as he reaffirmed the church’s position on same-sex marriage, stridently declaring that it was not ordained by God, but was simply an arrangement. “I don’t call it marriage. I call it an arrangement. Marriage is what God calls marriage; not what somebody else calls marriage,” Reverend Rennard White said as he delivered the message at Faith Cathedral Deliverance Centre on Waltham Park Road, in Kingston, where some 70 couples collectively renewed their wedding vows. He added: “It seemed to have missed God, but He didn’t know that a man could actually be...
  • Vast Majority Of Jamaicans Remain Adamantly Opposed Same Sex Marriage

    06/28/2015 6:15:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Jamaica Gleaner ^ | Thursday | June 11, 2015
    An international study has found that the vast majority of Jamaicans remain adamantly opposed to same-sex marriage, even as the acceptance of such a union has been increasing in neighbouring regional states and the Americas. The study done by the Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) found that 89 per cent of Jamaicans disapproved of same-sex marriage, with only 2.2 per cent strongly approving. This is nearly 20 per cent more than the 70 per cent found by pollster Bill Johnson in a Gleaner-commissioned poll in 2008. Titled Political Culture of Democracy in Jamaica and in the Americas, 2014, the...
  • [Texas AG] Paxton: State workers can deny licenses to same-sex couples

    06/28/2015 4:00:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 28, 2015 6:37 PM EDT
    Texas’ conservative Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton calls the Supreme Court decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry a “lawless ruling” and says state workers can cite their religious objections in denying marriage licenses. He warned in a statement Sunday that any clerk, justice of the peace or other administrator who declines to issue a license to a same-sex couple could face litigation or a fine. But in the nonbinding legal opinion, Paxton says “numerous lawyers” stand ready to defend, free of charge, any public official refusing to grant one. …
  • Statement on Same-Sex Marriage

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