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  • Michigan supreme court upholds right to work status for state workers

    07/30/2015 7:45:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/30/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    While taking place at the state level, this one could be very big for the Right to Work movement. The state supreme court in Michigan has dealt a double blow to the unions and the state government apparatus which is essentially owned by them. The Justices ruled yesterday that not only is Right to Work the law of the land for private industry, but it applies to public sector workers as well, and they can’t be forced to participate in unions against their wishes. (Detroit Free Press) The Michigan Supreme Court, in an opinion that has the effect of...
  • FLASHBACK: Is Ted Cruz the most dangerous man on the American right?

    07/29/2015 4:42:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    NBC News' All In with Chris Hayes ^ | August 20, 2013 | Chris Hayes
    Chris Hayes talks about Texas Senator Ted Cruz's meteoric rise on the American right with NBC News reporter Kasie Hunt and The Texas Tribune's Evan Smith.>>> good evening from new york. i'm chris hayes . tonight on "all in," it's ted cr cruz 's coming out party. i'll tell you why in a minute he's not just another whackadoo. live to dallas , texas , where ted cruz is about to speak in just a moment. see the big defund obama care banner which lets you know what the event is going to be like. also tonight the terrifying prospect...
  • Texas Supreme Court Tells Houston: Repeal Gay Rights Ordinance or Put It to Vote

    07/26/2015 6:04:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/26/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    There is now near certainty that Houston's controversial equal rights ordinance, known as HERO, will appear on the November ballot, as Texas Supreme Court has suspended it, ruling that City Council must repeal it by August 24 or put it to popular vote. "We will now get to vote on Mayor Parker's personal, liberal, LGBT agenda this November!" Jared Woodfill, former Harris County Republican Party chief and ones of the plaintiffs, wrote in a blog post. The gay rights ordinance, which, among other things, allows members of the opposite sex to use each other's restrooms, hit the headlines after a...
  • 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 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 Court’s ruling. “I wrote this book for all Americans. For those who disagree with me, to at least understand the viewpoint of roughly...
  • We Will Not Bow

    07/25/2015 7:40:29 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 31 replies
    Grace To You ^ | July 19, 2015 | John MacArthur
    This country talks a lot about terrorist attacks—and rightly so. Almost anybody in America can give you some kind of a listing of the most destructive acts of terror that have happened in our country. But let me suggest to you this: The two greatest attacks of terror on America were perpetrated by the Supreme Court. Not by any Muslim, but by the Supreme Court of the United States. The first one was the legalizing of abortion. Subsequent to that, there have been millions of babies slaughtered in the wombs of their mothers. It’s incalculable to even comprehend that. The...
  • Is Polygamy the Next Form of "Marriage" to be Legalized?

    07/24/2015 3:49:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | July 23, 2015 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    In the wake of the Obergefell v. Hodges decision, many serious legal analysts are suggesting that the same “constitutional” justifications for legalizing homosexual "marriage" relied on by the Supreme Court in that controversial case could be used next to force states to sanction polygamous relationships, as well. An op-ed published July 21 in the New York Times makes the case for pulling polygamy into the sphere of legalized unions: With same-sex marriage on the books, we can now ask whether polyamorous relationships should be next. There is a very good argument that they should. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s majority opinion...
  • Fighting Supreme Court Arrogance

    07/21/2015 3:40:08 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 21, 2015 | Bruce Walker
    Gallup published in late July a poll that showed that Republicans strongly disapprove of the Supreme Court, in stark contrast with Democrats. This ought to be a rallying cry for Republicans going into the 2016 election. No institution in American government has been as destructive and arrogant as the Supreme Court. Until we unwind the anti-constitutional arrogance of power this court has seized for itself, the problems of our political system cannot be solved. The problem of a Supreme Court that takes upon itself paramount power in our constitutional framework goes back to the early days of the republic. None...
  • All Creation Must Reject the Supreme Court Decision, Part 1

    07/19/2015 8:05:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2015 | Michael Youssef
    Most of the arguments in support of the recent Supreme Court decision regarding same-sex marriage have been positioned in terms of “equality,” “justice,” “fairness,” and “non-discrimination.” And arguments opposed to the decision have often been framed by “not wanting to change what has been practiced for thousands of years.” But the most important argument has often been missing. That is, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision flies in the face of Creation itself, as well as the Creator. Let me explain. The creation bond between God and humankind is embedded in two ordinances: Sabbath Rest and Marriage. They stand as two...
  • The People’s Votes Matter – Except When They Don’t

    07/16/2015 7:06:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/16/2015 | Kerri Kupec
    To celebrate the recent birthday of the 14th Amendment, let’s play a little end-of-term Supreme Court bingo. Which justice would you pick as author of the following “state’s rights” position? “Through the structure of its government, and the character of those who exercise government authority, a State defines itself as a sovereign.” I’ll give you a hint: her name begins with Ruth and ends with Ginsburg. Yes, it’s true. The same “lawyers,” to use Chief Justice John Roberts’ word, that obliterated the civil rights of millions of Americans in the Obergefell v. Hodges marriage decision, championed, just three days later,...
  • The Supreme Court ruling only seems to bring more anger, division and lunacy

    07/15/2015 5:12:47 PM PDT · by hemogoblin · 15 replies
    Christian Action Network ^ | 7/15/15 | Alec Rooney
    The June 26 Supreme Court ruling is being hailed as a victory for inclusivity, tolerance and love. It is also being described as a long-sought destination — a place where the soldiers of “marriage equality” could rest and savor their hard-won gold star of normalcy. It is already proving to be neither of these things. The soldiers aren’t resting. They’re reaching for more. Not more equality and normality, mind you, but more destruction and desecration of cultural institutions they blame for their unhappiness. The U.S. military is an enormous cultural institution that has been under relentless attack recently, and now...
  • Christians Obligated to Resist Unjust Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling

    07/14/2015 9:31:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/14/2015 | BY REV. MARK H. CREECH
    Thomas Jefferson once wrote, "If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it; he is obligated to do so." Without question, it was this principle that a coalition of religious leaders had in mind, when 16 days in advance of the U. S. Supreme Court's decision, they stated in a Washington Post advertisement that they would not abide by a ruling that gives homosexuals a constitutional right to marriage. The ad, which covered a full page, featured "key signers" such as David and Jason Benham, Ambassador Kenneth Blackwell, Alveda King, former U.S. House Speaker Tom...
  • Friedrichs v CA and CTA

    07/13/2015 9:52:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2015 | Arthur Schaper
    Like many first-year teachers, I enjoyed no protections despite forced union representation (and paying union dues) since a teacher’s contract strictly declared that non-tenured faculty could be removed for any reason. “For the cut of your hair” is the common refrain to describe the arbitrary, unjust power of administrators and school boards. For the record, this arbitrary retribution is no after-school special. In Manhattan Beach, CA, a French teacher was removed for some petty, if non-essential offenses. A teacher in Redondo Beach, CA was forced out on administrative leave for unclear reasons. Clearly, union membership did not benefit them. Even...
  • OR: Supreme Court Rules Police may not ask if a Person is Armed, without specific cause

    07/13/2015 4:40:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled that generic "Officer Safety" is not sufficient to ask people if they are armed.  In a ruling on July 9th, 2015, the court found that police officers may not simply ask someone if they have a weapon, if there is no good, specific reason.  From State v. Jimenez(pdf): In this criminal case, an Oregon state trooperstopped defendant for jaywalking and asked him if he hadany weapons on him. For the reasons that follow, we concludethat Article I, section 9, of the Oregon Constitution1 does notpermit a law enforcement officer to make such an...
  • On the Wrong Side of God, Evolution and Humanity

    07/12/2015 1:04:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2015 | Frank Turek
    We’ve been told that people who want to maintain the man-woman definition of marriage are “on the wrong side of history.” Perhaps so. Maybe “history,” which is determined largely by how people behave, will continue to move toward making marriage genderless in the 90 percent of governments that still maintain the natural definition. But remember, Moses was on the wrong side of the golden calf. And Lincoln’s emancipation proclamation was on the wrong side of Dred Scott—the 1857 Supreme Court decision that declared blacks were “so far inferior that they had no rights.” Thus, being on the wrong side of...
  • Five Grossly Un-American, Supreme Court Justices Have Ruled Against Traditional Marriages

    07/12/2015 6:59:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/12/15 | Jerry McConnell
    hat New Travesty Awaits the World?: At my age I have to wonder how soon this country will implode and wither away into a vast nothingness, with the inefficient and country-killing Executive Order travesty he holds over all of our heads The word “family” as we and others around the world know it, will soon disappear from the daily lexicon of human beings. The family normally consists primarily of a female, who after giving birth is entitled to be the ‘mother’ and a male, who after creating a birth with his female partner in the marriage, is given the title...
  • How to Respond to the Rising Tide of Anti-Christian Hatred

    07/11/2015 6:52:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2015 | Michael Brown
    In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage, which effectively codifies Bible believers as bigots, the attack on conservative Christian values has reached fever pitch. This is not the slightest surprise, as I and many others have been warning for some time now, but the ferocity and ugliness of it is still shocking, and it is something we must be prepared for. The other day I posted on Twitter, “Much has changed since the SCOTUS decision, but more has not changed. Jesus is still Lord, the world is still fallen, Satan is still raging.” An “equality” advocate responded...
  • Obama Administration Defies Supreme Court, Issues Final Contraceptive Mandate Rule

    07/10/2015 6:57:22 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 104 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/10/2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Despite repeatedly losing its cases over the Obamacare contraceptive mandate at the U.S. Supreme Court, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Friday that it will continue to force religious organizations to distribute contraceptives – including the “week-after pill” – to their employees. As a news release at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty states, the Obama administration has been handed “multiple losses in contraceptive mandate cases at the Supreme Court,” including the Hobby Lobby decision, and cases involving the Little Sisters of the Poor and Wheaton College. Last week, the Supreme Court ordered the Obama administration not to...
  • Ted Cruz: ‘It makes me sad’ to call for Supreme Court retention elections

    07/09/2015 10:52:14 AM PDT · by Isara · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, July 9, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    ...“I am reluctant to call for retention elections — it makes me sad,” Mr. Cruz, a 2016 GOP presidential contender, said Wednesday evening on MSNBC’s “Hardball.” “But I have done it because I believe that a majority of the justices are not honoring their judicial oaths.” Host Chris Matthews responded by saying that the Supreme Court seized the presidency in 2000 in halting the recount in Florida and that Mr. Cruz, who wrote in his new book, “A Time for Truth,” about his role in the 2000 recount, did not complain. “Those are great talking points. How many times did...
  • U.S. Supreme Court Accepts Case to Give 'Right-to-Work' to All Public Employees

    07/09/2015 8:31:15 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/6/2015 | Tom Gantert
    On the final day of its most recent session, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will consider a labor law case that experts say could dramatically limit the power of government employee unions. Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association was brought on behalf of 10 California public school teachers who sued for the right to leave their union and not still pay "agency fees." If the Supreme Court rules in their favor, it could have the same effect as extending right-to-work law protections to all public employees by invalidating the involuntary extraction of agency fees from worker paychecks. Previous decisions have...
  • Jonathan Zimmerman: Ted Cruz is not crazy

    07/08/2015 5:30:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | July 8, 2015 | Professor Jonathan Zimmerman, NYU
    So let’s suppose that the Supreme Court had struck down Obamacare and same-sex marriage last month instead of upholding both. Would Texas Sen. and presidential aspirant Ted Cruz be demanding a constitutional amendment requiring the Court’s justices to stand for election in order to keep their jobs? And would liberals be rallying to the defense of the Court, and condemning any effort to alter its supposedly august traditions? Of course not. Throughout our political history, the team that loses in the Supreme Court has tried to alter the court’s power and influence. This battle isn’t about deep judicial principles or...
  • OK governor defies Supreme Court — Ten Commandments will stay at capitol

    07/08/2015 9:07:18 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 07/07/15 | Olaf Ekberg
    There’s a showdown at the OK capitol. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has vowed that a Ten Commandments monument on capitol grounds, which the state Supreme Court recently ruled was unconstitutional, will remain through appeal, KOCO reports. “The Ten Commandments monument was built to recognize and honor the historical significance of the Commandments in our state’s and nation’s systems of laws,” Fallin says in a statement. “The monument was built and maintained with private dollars. It is virtually identical to a monument on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol which the United States Supreme Court ruled to be permissible. It...
  • Is There Hope for America? Shedding some light on a darkening world...

    07/08/2015 7:04:30 AM PDT · by skimmer66 · 14 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 3, 2015 | Kimberly Fletcher
    It seems every day brings more and more dismal news. The riots across the nation, violence in schools, and the senseless shootings in Charleston, all seemed to crescendo with the tragic decisions of the Supreme Court last week. It makes a person hesitant to even get out of bed in the morning. The final nail in the coffin for me was the rainbow White House. Taking the very symbol of the promise God gave his children and using it to announce to the world—and proclaim to God Himself, “We reject you!” was just too much for my heart to take....
  • Kennedy's New 'Right to Dignity' Could Trump the Right to Free Speech and Religion

    07/07/2015 4:34:43 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 31 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 07/06/2015 | John Merline
    When President Obama was first running for office in 2008, he promised that he'd go about "fundamentally transforming" America once in office. But it wasn't the 47-year-old Senator from Illinois — who went on to win two presidential elections — who'd bring about such a transformation. It was a 78-year-old unelected Supreme Court justice from California named Anthony Kennedy.
  • Federal Court: Abrahamson Lied In Chief Justice Lawsuit

    07/07/2015 1:52:31 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Media Trackers Wisconsin ^ | 6-18-15 | Brian Sikma
    A federal court has declared that former Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson lied about her personal knowledge of certain facts and misrepresented negotiations between her legal team and lawyers representing her fellow Supreme Court justices. “[T]he Abrahamson affidavit contains some statements that are not based on personal knowledge and that falsely portray the negotiation of the stipulated facts,” wrote Judge James Peterson in a June 10 decision striking portions of Abrahamson’s filing from the court record. Peterson was appointed to the federal bench by President Barack Obama. Since April, when state voters ratified a constitutional amendment changing how...
  • 12 THINGS TO REMEMBER IF THE SUPREME COURT’S GAY-MARRIAGE DECISION UPSETS YOU

    07/06/2015 5:25:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Splendor of the Church ^ | 07/06/2015 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    The Supreme Court decision allowing gay “marriage” in the United States has upset all right minded Christians, and rightly so. It is pretty clear that the Supreme Court has rubber stamped a widespread rejection of Christian morality by a large segment of the American people. Not only has the Supreme Court ratified same sex “marriage” but they have overturned majority opinions of the people, set themselves up as arbiters of human morality, trampled on states’ rights, ignored not only historic Christian teaching, but the understanding of marriage held by all people at all times and in all cultures down through...
  • Jonathan Cahn: 'End of Christian America' is here

    07/06/2015 5:20:47 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 39 replies
    WND ^ | 5 July 15 | Leo Hohmann
    Jonathan Cahn, the Bible teacher and author who started warning nine years ago that America was facing the judgment of God if it did not reject secularism and return to its Judeo-Christian roots, says the June 26 Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage in all 50 states marks the formal end to Christian America. Barring a “miracle of God,” the die has been cast, said the author of “The Harbinger” and “The Mystery of the Shemitah.” Cahn, speaking at the annual Messiah Conference at Messiah College in Pennsylvania on America’s Independence Day, said the U.S. and the world...
  • Cruz Control?

    07/06/2015 2:17:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    PowerLine ^ | July 6, 2015 | Steven Hayward
    Of the entire GOP presidential field, I think the candidate with the best or most substantive grasp of the constitutional defects of the administrative state—the term for our unaccountable “fourth branch” of government that increasingly governs us without our consent—is Ted Cruz. (If Tom Cotton were running for president, he’d get the clear nod on this point, but perhaps some day. . .) At the very least, Cruz knows enough about the separation of powers to make the bold suggestion that some states have a legal basis to ignore or resist the Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision legalizing gay marriage. As...
  • Sen. Cruz: SCOTUS 'Stopped Being an Umpire...They Put on an Obama Jersey'

    07/06/2015 7:21:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 6, 2015 | Susan Jones
    By trying to resolve policy matters, the U.S. Supreme Court "stopped being an umpire," Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday. Cruz said the justices have become team players: "They put on an Obama jersey, they got out the eraser, they erased terms in the (Obamacare) statute and rewrote it, joining the Obama administration. ... In a period of 24 hours, we had two decisions in the Supreme Court where a majority of the justices violated their judicial oaths," he told NBC's Chuck Todd. "In one, they ignored the text of federal law -- they rewrote...
  • Standing Up to the Ruling Class [After the SCOTUS' redefinition of marriage]

    07/06/2015 4:58:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/06/2015 | by ANGELO M. CODEVILLA
    “To learn who rules over you, find out whom you are not allowed to criticize.”— Voltaire If you’re wondering what Americans can do as our ruling class sets about enforcing its redefinition of marriage, start by looking back at what it did to the citizens of Indiana when their legislature raised the possibility that someone might object to joining in celebrations of homosexual marriage. Support for homosexual unions was incidental to the insistence of the likeminded folks atop society’s commanding heights on punishing Indiana. What incurs their ire has less to do with any substantive matter than with the...
  • The Real Insidiousness of the Supremes

    07/05/2015 11:16:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    I in no way assert that I am an expert on the Supreme Court. I have read many books about Supremes such as Felix Frankfurter and John Jay, but that only gives me an inkling of insight. Listening to tapes of the testimony of the most famous cases gives me a little more knowledge. When the decisions came down last week, I relied on experts on both sides to give their thoughts and interpretations. Yet, they missed the key point of what occurred last week. A few got close. You see there was a court case in 1984 called Chevron...
  • Republicans look to deliver blow against ObamaCare tax

    07/04/2015 9:27:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 4,2015 | Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    Despite the recent Supreme Court ruling upholding ObamaCare subsidies, opponents of the law remain poised to strike a key blow against another component of the health care overhaul in a matter of months. Republicans, with help from Democrats, have gained momentum in their long-running effort to repeal the law's controversial 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices. The House voted 280-140 to nix the tax, which went into effect in 2013, in June; the debate heads next to the Senate. While Republicans have tried dozens of times to unravel all or parts of the law through repeal legislation, this bill...
  • Supreme Court Ignores Our Constitution and Wears the Hats of Obama-type Fascists

    07/04/2015 10:56:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/04/15 | Jerry McConnell
    Many American citizens have been openly questioning and wondering if the recent SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) decisions regarding and Same Sex Marriage are the beginnings of a governmental fascist takeover by self-appointed elitists. The SCOTUS decisions were much less Constitution-based directives for guidance as the work of that body is properly defined, but more establishment of illegal law as articulated by five or six, self-deigned ‘supreme beings’ in the beginnings of a coup d’état for outright control of our government. Three of the Justices of the current body who were appointed by conservative U. S. Presidents remained...
  • Response to Gay Pride Supreme Court Ruling

    07/04/2015 6:36:54 AM PDT · by Galactica · 38 replies
    Coca-Cola Email | Karla
    This is Coca-Cola's response when emailed about their support for the Supreme Courts decision on gay marriage: As a believer in an inclusive world, The Coca-Cola Company is pleased with the decision on marriage equality. We have long been a strong supporter of the LGBT community and have advocated for inclusion, equality and diversity through both our policies and practices.KarlaIndustry and Consumer AffairsThe Coca-Cola Company
  • Ted Cruz: The Constitution Wins

    07/04/2015 1:56:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    American Clarion ^ | July 3, 2015 | Bob Ellis
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), the most conservative presidential candidate for 2016, was recently interviewed by Hispanic TV channel Univision on a variety of subjects including the recent U.S. Supreme court opinion on counterfeit marriage. The interview turned out to be a great opportunity to inform the Hispanic community about the U.S. Constitution and conservative values. The Univision Leftist interviewer Jorge Ramos seemed to think “love wins” (translation: “perverted lust wins”), but Senator Cruz said that (like any patriotic American) he would rather the U.S. Constitution wins. He pointed out that the U.S. Supreme Court opinion on counterfeit marriage was “fundamentally...
  • Are you unhappy with your country on the Fourth? (Obergefell: Compares "homophobia" to racism)

    07/03/2015 11:58:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | July 3, 2015 | Peter St. Onge, Observer Editorial Board
    It’s July 4, and you’re not very happy with your country. Specifically, you’re unhappy with your country’s Supreme Court, which ruled last week that the marriages of same-sex couples shall be legal in every state. Your bible tells you – and a lot of others – that homosexuality is a sin, and that marriage should be between a man and a woman. The justices – five of them, at least – believe the Constitution says otherwise. What can you do? You can believe the Court made a mistake, of course, and others should respect your right to those beliefs –...
  • 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...
  • YOUGOV Poll: Most approve of last week's Supreme Court decisions

    07/03/2015 10:28:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    YOUGOV ^ | 07/03/2015
    Most Americans back the Supreme Court's decisions to legalize same sex marriage and to protect federal exchange subsidies Americans approve of the two major decisions made by the Supreme Court last week, but they continue to view the two issues differently: there is majority support for a national right to same-sex marriage, but Americans in the latest Economist/YouGov Poll are still not convinced that the Affordable Care Act is working or is the right thing for the country. Americans support the Court’s decision in King v. Burwell that those who purchased health insurance on the federal exchange could still receive...
  • Coach is Right, Friday Short Stories

    07/03/2015 10:21:26 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/03/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    Homosexuals are forcing “acceptance” of their perverse lifestyle on the American people thanks to last week’s Supreme Court decision. 1) Justice Kagan in 2009: ‘There Is No Federal Constitutional Right to Same-Sex Marriage’ Over at the blog Legal Insurrection, law professor William Jacobson reminds us of this answer Elena Kagan gave to Senator John Cornyn in her confirmation hearings to be Solicitor General in 2009: Question: “As Solicitor General, you would be charged with defending the Defense of Marriage Act. That law, as you may know, was enacted by overwhelming majorities of both houses of Congress (85-14 in the Senate...
  • NBC joins the Gaystopo war on the Catholic Church

    07/03/2015 9:21:02 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 34 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/3/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The ink on the Supreme Court’s lawless decree that God’s law aganst sodomy is null and void is scarcely dry but the Gaystopo has not taken a day off. They are pressing the fight and will continue to do so until either they or the Catholic Church in America have been defeated. Emboldened by the realization that they own the Supreme Court, the Gaystopo, as predicted here, are turning every screw they can to mock Catholic doctrine and press their attack. Now they have a new partner, the National Broadcasting Network (NBC) which has slithered out of the closet. In...
  • After gay marriage: next steps for LGBT activists

    07/03/2015 8:14:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    BRNow.org - The Official Website of The Biblical Recorder ^ | July 2, 2015 | David Roach, National Correspondent, Baptist Press
    With same-sex marriage now legal in all 50 states, pro-gay activists are shifting their focus to issues like alleged workplace, housing and public accommodations discrimination. Some have even proposed stripping churches of their tax-exempt status and legalizing polygamous marriage. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists view the Supreme Court’s legalization of gay marriage “as a means to a greater end,” said Jon Akin, pastor of Fairview Church in Lebanon, Tenn. – “a huge means, but I certainly don’t think it’s the end. I think many will not be happy” if the advance of gay rights “doesn’t go further.” Akin,...
  • Breaking Down Ted Cruz’s Plan for Supreme Court ‘Retention Elections’

    07/03/2015 5:22:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/03/2015 | Jim Geraghty
    The Right found itself thoroughly defeated at the Supreme Court earlier this month, and Senator Ted Cruz offered one of the biggest and boldest proposals in response: Force Supreme Court justices to run for reelection every eight years. “I am proposing an amendment to the United States Constitution that would subject the justices of the Supreme Court to periodic judicial-retention elections,” Cruz wrote in an NR piece last week. “Every justice, beginning with the second national election after his or her appointment, will answer to the American people and the states in a retention election every eight years. Those justices...
  • Obama's Bounce Is Already Gone, And We Are All Racist: Poll

    07/03/2015 4:47:46 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 07/02/2015 | John Merline
    Whatever uptick in approval President Obama got in the immediate aftermath of the recent Supreme Court rulings has faded quickly, a new IBD/TIPP Poll finds.
  • Ted Cruz is a presidential candidate to be reckoned with

    07/02/2015 10:40:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Examiner ^ | July 2, 2015 | Sylvia Van Peebles, San Diego Politics
    Every once in a while there comes along a candidate who is head and shoulders above the rest. Such a person is Senator Ted Cruz. He is that rare candidate who stands his ground, does not intimidate, never loses his cool and is, above all, always a gentlemen. Everyone who is anyone in the liberal media has been having interviews with Cruz. Not because they are so enamored of the Senator, but more because they are on a mission-a mission to trip him up, catch him off-guard, back him into a wall. They haven't been successful yet. Cruz is fully...
  • The Blatant Ignorance of Republican Presidential Candidates

    07/02/2015 9:30:44 PM PDT · by Mariner · 31 replies
    Esquire ^ | July 2nd, 2015 | By Charles P. Pierce
    The symptoms of the prion disease are beginning to become so obvious that even some of our more prominent pundits are beginning to notice them. For example, even former Karl Rove life-coach Ron Fournier has noticed the severe lack of Abraham Lincolns in the current GOP presidential candidates. And noted climate-denialist and baseball drone George Effing Will has staked out the bold position that many of these candidates have gone so far around the bend that they've crossed some kind of termination barrier. It is, therefore, especially disheartening that Cruz, who clerked for Chief Justice William Rehnquist and who is...
  • George Takei's Racist Rant: Clarence Thomas Is a 'Clown in Black Face'

    07/02/2015 8:49:06 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 101 replies
    George Takei unleashed a racist rant against Clarence Thomas, sneering that the Supreme Court justice is a "clown in blackface." The Star Trek actor on Monday fumed, "[Thomas] is a clown in blackface sitting on the Supreme Court. He gets me that angry. He doesn't belong there." Talking to a local Fox affiliate in Phoenix, Takei snarled that the second African American on the Supreme Court is unqualified: "This man does not belong on the Supreme Court. He is an embarrassment. He is a disgrace to America."
  • Marriage and polygamy: Three's company, too

    07/02/2015 6:51:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Economist's Democracy in America Blog ^ | July 2, 2015 | Will Wilkinson
    ANTHONY KENNEDY, in his majority ruling legalising same-sex marriage nationwide, tried to allay the concern that polygamy would be next. John Roberts, in his dissent, said he couldn't see a principled way of opening the door to same-sex couples without also letting polygamists through. Who's right? Is legal polygamy next? Should it be? Jonathan Rauch, who wrote this newspaper's ahead-of-the-curve 1996 cover piece advocating same-sex marriage, has plenty of experience in keeping people off this slippery slope. According to Mr Rauch, the problem with a man marrying two women (we don't see many real-world examples of polyandry, a women with...
  • Attitudes on Same-sex Marriage by Religious Affiliation & Denominational Family (Survey of 40,000

    07/02/2015 4:01:06 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 60 replies
    Public Religion Research Institute ^ | 4/22/2015 | Robert P. Jones
    ... Findings from PRRI's American Values Atlas, which draws on 40,000 interviews among a random sample of Americans, provides the most in-depth portrait to date of attitudes on same-sex marriage by religious affiliation. ... All Americans [percentages]... Strongly Favor 25 Favor 29 Oppose 18 Strongly Oppose 20 White Evangelical Protestant [Baptist, Methodist, Lutherans, Presbyterians, Church of Christ]... Strongly Favor 10 Favor 18 Oppose 27 Strongly Oppose 39 White Mainline Protestant [Baptist, Methodist, Lutherans, Presbyterians, Church of Christ]... Strongly Favor 28 Favor 34 Oppose 16 Strongly Oppose 14 ...
  • Chris Christie to NJ county clerks: You must uphold the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling

    07/02/2015 3:41:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/02/2015 | AllahPundit
    Bobby Jindal’s office assured Louisiana clerks that they can invoke his executive order on religious freedom if they have a conscientious objection to issuing a license to a gay couple, but that’s a risky proposition for a middle-class civil servant. Now that marriage is a constitutional right, a government official who attempts to deny that right is vulnerable to being sued for damages under federal law. One such suit has apparently already been filed against a clerk in Texas. Christie, a former U.S. Attorney, is offering them better legal advice than Jindal is here: If the new regime bothers...
  • Night Is Falling

    07/02/2015 1:26:15 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 58 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 1 July 15 | Matt Ward
    As the end of the Second World War approached even the most diehard and fervent Nazis knew that the end was coming. During this critical time orders were issued which would completely baffle us. Instead of withdrawing the most experienced generals and fighters to defend the homeland the orders were instead given to send these generals to the death camps to speed up the execution of the Jews. In other words, it was more of a priority to speed up the killing machine we have come to know as the Holocaust than it was to safeguard their own survival...
  • Supreme Court Refusal Protects Illegal Immigrants' "Right to Vote"

    07/02/2015 12:48:47 PM PDT · by detective · 40 replies
    The New American ^ | July 1, 2015 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    Yet another rejection of constitutional principles by the Supreme Court has been overlooked in the furor over the pro-Obamacare and same-sex marriage decisions. This time, it’s not what the justices said, but what they refused to say that is noteworthy. Reuters reports that the high court’s refusal to hear an appeal of the decision in the case of Kobach, et al. v. Election Assistance Commission, et al, had the effect of upholding the ruling handed down last November by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.