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  • Gay Couple Force Christian Florist to Retire From Her Business

    11/19/2021 8:16:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/18/2021 | Matt Margolis
    After nearly a decade of litigation, Christian florist Barronelle Stutzman has agreed to settle with the same-sex couple who sued her for refusing to serve their wedding. The couple, Rob Ingersoll and Curt Freed, were apparently unable to find any other florists for their same-sex wedding and will be paid $5,000 in exchange for no longer pursuing any damages against Stutzman’s business or personal assets. Stutzman, a 76-year-old grandmother, told Fox News that she’s retiring and leaving her business to its employees. “We’re all in trouble – whether we’re religious or not – when we don’t have the freedom to...
  • Why this pastor is grateful for his LGBTQ+ parishioners during COVID

    11/08/2021 3:10:06 PM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | November 8, 2021 | Fr. Richard Prendergast
    Why this pastor is grateful for his LGBTQ+ parishioners during COVIDWhen everything shut down on March 13, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it took a few months for all of us priests to get our bearings and begin to consider how we could do anything in our church that would be reverent, respectful, prayerful, healthy and safe. In our parish, members of the LGBTQ+ community answered that call for help.I am the pastor of a midsized parish in the Chicago Archdiocese. When we received the first of many communiques from the archdiocese on the necessary steps we would have...
  • 'Is the groom around?' Tom Hanks makes faux-pas as he crashes gay "wedding" on Santa Monica beach(Barf alert)

    10/29/2021 4:03:10 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28th October 2021 | Brian Marks
    Tom Hanks awkwardly put his foot in his mouth as he questioned 'where's the groom?' while crashing a same-sex wedding on Santa Monica beach over the weekend - before quickly realising his error. The guests burst into laughter as the Oscar winner, 65, asked to take a picture with the bride and groom after accidentally walking into their ceremony, only to realise it was a same-sex union. After realising his mistake, Tom shouted 'Oh get out, my stock just exploded!', before putting his arms around the two brides, Diciembre and Tashia Farries, to pose for a photograph. The newlyweds later...
  • Homosexuality is being accepted in prominent conservative, Christian circles. Here’s proof

    10/07/2021 3:01:16 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 143 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | October 7th 2021 | Doug Mainwaring
    When I heard that Spencer Klavan would be a speaker at the Classical Learning Test (CLT) 2021 Summit in Annapolis last week, I was surprised — shocked really — that a man who is openly homosexual would be featured there. The fact that well respected Catholic intellectuals would also be speaking at the Summit, and that others are members of CLT’s Board of Academic Advisors, was troubling to me, as troubling as the big incongruency in Spencer’s life. I worried that the presence of Princeton Prof. Robert George, University of Dallas Prof. Jessica Hooten Wilson, and other well-known Catholic educators...
  • [Catholic Caucus] New head of JPII marriage institute suggests Church must change its definition of family

    09/24/2021 10:34:51 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 23, 2021 | Jeanne Smits
    [Catholic Caucus] New head of JPII marriage institute suggests Church must change its definition of familyMonsignor Philippe Bordeyne claims that 'theologians cannot continue to assert certainties about the family when we see the transformations it is undergoing today.'(LifeSiteNews) — Weeks after taking up his post as new president of the former John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, Monsignor Philippe Bordeyne made a remarkable statement in a revealing interview with La Croix International, the English-language daily edited by La Croix, unofficial daily of the French episcopate, saying, “We theologians cannot continue to assert certainties about the family when we...
  • NY lawmakers want to ban Chick-fil-A from rest stops over its LGBTQ stance

    07/13/2021 1:15:32 PM PDT · by gattaca · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 13, 2021 | Lisa Fickenscher
    Chick-fil-A is getting skewered by a group of New York lawmakers who are looking to block the company’s bid to open restaurants at state highway rest stops because of its owner’s anti-LGBTQ stance. The Atlanta-based fast-food chain is among a handful of restaurants that were awarded contracts by the New York State Thruway Authority to be part of a $450 million plan to renovate 27 service areas. But Chick-fil-A’s chief executive, Dan Cathy — whose father, S. Truett Cathy, founded the $8.4 billion company in 1946 — has publicly disparaged LGBTQ rights, which some legislators say should disqualify the privately...
  • Q&A with Masterpiece Cakeshop Owner Jack Phillips: The necessity for courage in a post-Christian society

    07/06/2021 8:40:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/05/2021
    Baker Jack Phillips poses in his Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, ColoradoMy Faith Votes recently had the opportunity to catch up with Jack Phillips, a cake artist and the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado. Phillips gained national recognition as a result of his Supreme Court case, Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which originated when Phillips refused to create a cake for a same-sex wedding in 2012.This conversation has been edited for clarity and length. You can watch the full conversation with Jack Phillips here.My Faith Votes: Your book, “The Cost of My Faith: How a Decision...
  • Supreme Court rejects the appeal by Christian grandma florist fined for refusing to service same-sex wedding: Justices Thomas, Alito and Gorsuch Dissent

    07/03/2021 5:04:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/03/2021 | Emily Wood
    The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a Christian florist from Washington state fined refusing to make a floral arrangement for a same-sex wedding because she felt it went against her religious beliefs about marriage. In doing so, the Washington Supreme Court ruling against the Christian florist remains intact. Conservative Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch each said the court should have taken the case. Though the case dates back to 2013, religious liberty legal organization Alliance Defending Freedom said the fight to defend Barronelle Stutzman, the owner of Arlene’s Flowers and Gifts in Richland, Washington,...
  • U.K. Methodist Church Votes to Allow Same-Sex Marriage, Recognize Co-Habiting Couples

    07/02/2021 3:13:34 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 42 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | July 1st 2021 | Milton Quintanilla
    The Methodist Church of the United Kingdom has passed two resolutions, one officially approving the blessing of same-sex unions and the other recognizing cohabiting couples. According to The Christian Post, in a statement on Wednesday, the Methodist Conference announced that it had passed the resolutions at this gathering in Birmingham, England. "A report on marriage and relationships, 'God in Love Unites Us,' was received by the Conference in 2019, and the local District Synods were asked to consider the provisional resolutions and report back to this year's Conference," the statement reads. "The Conference received a report on the results of...
  • Support for same-sex marriage reaches record high of 70 percent: Gallup (barf Alert)

    06/08/2021 8:09:49 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8th June 2021 | Jordon Williams
    Support for same-sex marriage in the United States has reached a record high, according to a Gallup poll released Tuesday. The survey found that 70 percent of respondents in the U.S. said that marriages between same-sex couples should be recognized by the law as valid, an increase of 3 percentage points from June 2020. Gallup found that the latest increase in support for same-sex marriage was driven by Republicans, with 55 percent saying it should be recognized as valid. This is the first time Gallup recorded a majority of Republicans supporting same-sex marriage. Meanwhile, 73 percent of independents expressed support...
  • UK: Christian Pastor Arrested For Saying Marriage is Between a Man and a Woman

    04/29/2021 2:51:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Summit News ^ | 04/29/2021 | Paul Joseph Watson
    A Christian pastor in the UK was arrested by police after a member of the public reported him for the “homophobic” comment of saying that marriage was between a man and a woman. Yes, really. The incident occurred outside Uxbridge Station in west London. A video clip shows the elderly pastor being confronted by police and forcefully handcuffed before being led away. “I wasn’t making any homophobic comments, I was just defining marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman. I was only saying what the Bible says – I wasn’t wanting to hurt anyone or cause offence,”...
  • [Catholic Caucus] German Catholics plan huge blessing of gay unions on May 10

    04/16/2021 3:04:10 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Crux Now ^ | April 15, 2021 | Inés San Martín
    [Catholic Caucus] German Catholics plan huge blessing of gay unions on May 10An LGBT choir sings outside the Pastoral Congress at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin Aug. 23, 2018. (Credit: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters via CNS.)Continuing to openly challenge the Vatican, several Catholic leaders in Germany are openly supporting the blessing of same-sex couples, with a massive blessing service scheduled for May 10, in direct opposition to Rome’s chief doctrinal office.ROME – Continuing to openly challenge the Vatican, several Catholic leaders in Germany are openly supporting the blessing of same-sex couples, with a massive blessing service scheduled for May 10,...
  • Five centuries ago in Rome “there were marriages between men,” during Holy Week

    04/01/2021 6:46:46 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 27 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | March 31, 2021 | Sandro Magister
    Five centuries ago in Rome “there were marriages between men,” during Holy WeekI read:“On my return from San Pietro I met someone who warned me, with great courtesy, of two things: that the Portuguese were doing their 'obedience' during the week of the Passion, and that since on this same day the visit was to San Giovanni a Porta Latina, in which church some years before certain Portuguese had formed a strange brotherhood. During the Mass there were marriages between men with the same ceremonies that we use for our weddings: they took communion together, they read the same nuptial...
  • Bethany Christian Services Decided To Feed Foster Children To The Leftist Mob

    03/25/2021 7:10:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 25, 2021 | Paula Rinehart
    Bethany may renew their federal contracts by deciding to abandon Christianity in foster-care placements. But in the bigger picture, more abandoned children will run the streetsOn March 1, Bethany Christian Services sent shock waves through the adoption and foster care community with its landmark decision to place children with same-sex parents. There staring out from the pages of The New York Times stood the imposing figure of Chris Palusky, president of this historic Christian agency rooted in the Dutch Reformed world of Grand Rapids, Michigan.The news of surrender hit hard. Bethany, the ten-ton gorilla of adoption and foster care, and...
  • Majority of Republicans now support same-sex marriage: Public Religion Research Institute Survey

    03/24/2021 7:49:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/24/2021 | Ryan Foley
    A new survey has found that for the first time, a majority of Republicans support same-sex marriage. As part of its annual American Values Atlas, the Public Religion Research Institute released a report Thursday finding broad support for pro-LGBT policies in the United States spanning across partisan, ethnic and religious lines. The results of the survey match findings of other studies showing rising support for such policies. Overall, 67% of Americans support same-sex marriage. Support for allowing same-sex couples to marry is highest among Democrats (76%) and independents (72%). Notably, 51% of Republicans, who are seen as the party committed...
  • Poll: Majority of Republicans support same-sex marriage for the first time

    03/23/2021 6:19:18 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 23rd March 2021 | SARAH POLUS
    A majority within all partisan groups, including Republicans, now support same-sex marriage, according to a poll from the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) released on Tuesday. In 2019, less than half of those who identify as Republican — 47 percent — backed gay marriage, but the survey indicates that number rose to 51 percent last year. Approval also increased among independents, with 72 percent now in support. In previous years, figures among independents hovered in the mid-60s. Democratic approval stayed strong, with around three-fourths in support, similar to previous polling years. Democrats, independents and Republicans have all polled at a...
  • Why Muslim Politicians Vote For Gay Marriage

    03/22/2021 7:34:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/22/2021 | Maureen Mullarkey
    While Islam has receded from the public mind, Islamic ambitions remain intact. President Biden is poised to facilitate those objectives by reviving the Iran nuclear deal.The chaos of the 2020 election and its aftermath deflected national attention from the standing threat of political Islam. Fanning amnesia is the hallucinogenic drumbeat from Christian churches—Vatican in the lead—about “the religion of peace.”But while Islam has receded from the public mind, Islamic ambitions remain intact. President Biden is poised to facilitate those objectives by reviving the Iran nuclear deal.Pope Francis’ March visit to Iraq’s Grand Ayatollah al Sistani in the name of “co-existence”...
  • Elton John hits out at Vatican 'hypocrisy' for refusing to bless gay marriages

    03/16/2021 9:07:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 03/16/2021 | Amy Johnson
    Sir Elton John has criticised the Vatican of "hypocrisy" after it said the Catholic Church cannot bless same-sex marriages. The Vatican’s orthodoxy office, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, responded to a question about whether Catholic clergy can bless gay unions on Monday saying that God "cannot bless a sin". John, who married David Furnish in 2014, subsequently lambasting the response on social media as he said the Vatican had invested “millions” in his 2019 biopic Rocketman. “How can the Vatican refuse to bless gay marriages because they ‘are sin’, yet happily make a profit from investing millions...
  • Japan court finds same-sex marriage ban 'unconstitutional' in landmark ruling

    03/16/2021 8:46:03 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 19 replies
    A district court in Japan has in a landmark decision ruled that the country's failure to recognise same-sex marriage is "unconstitutional". Japan's constitution defines marriage as one between "both sexes". But a Sapporo court ruled that this denied the couples constitutionally-guaranteed equality, in what is seen as a symbolic victory for LGBTQ activists. Japan is the only country in the G7 group of developed nations that does not allow same-sex marriage. The case was one of several brought to district courts in various parts of Japan by a group of same-sex couples who are seeking damages for mental suffering. The...
  • BREAKING: Vatican rejects blessings for homosexual couples

    03/15/2021 8:30:43 AM PDT · by MurphsLaw · 47 replies
    LifeStite News ^ | 3-15-2021 | Pete Baklinski
    ROME, March 15, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – The Catholic Church cannot bless homosexual relationships, the Vatican declared today, calling such blessings “illicit.” A question to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith about whether or not the Church has the “power to give the blessing to unions of persons of the same sex” was answered in the “negative” by the congregation’s prefect, Luis Cardinal Ladaria Ferrer. The congregation’s statement was assented to by Pope Francis. While the statement was signed Feb. 22, it was only released today. The Congregation stated that it is “not licit to impart a blessing on...