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  • The Church of England would barely survive without gay people – so why forbid them to marry? (barf alert)

    01/29/2023 6:12:09 AM PST · by Ennis85 · 47 replies
    The daily Telegraph ^ | 25th January 2023 | ALLISON PEARSON
    What would the Church of England be without gay people? Well, desperately short of vicars for starters. As many as 40 per cent of Anglican clergy are said to be gay. That percentage is probably even greater for choir members. A mischievous contemporary of mine at university set herself the challenge of seducing every adult member of the choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Let’s just say Rebecca had a mountain to climb. Without gay men, the organ lofts of our great cathedrals would grow cobwebby with disuse and the thrumming, resonant pipes fall silent. Subtract the gay organists, gay clergy,...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Police Officer Resigns After Being Put on Leave for Facebook Post on Traditional Marriage

    01/25/2023 8:29:59 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    Daily Signal.com ^ | 1/25/2023 | Virginia Allen
    A Georgia police officer has resigned after he was told by superiors that he could not share his personal religious views on social media. “If someone somewhere considers an opinion I have—that isn’t a direct quotation from Scripture—to be offensive, then that would be a fireable offense,” Jacob Kersey, the former officer, told The Daily Signal. Kersey, 19, who began working last May at the Port Wentworth Police Department, in a jurisdiction just outside Savannah, says “everything was going well” until the start of the new year. On Jan. 2, Kersey posted a 20-word message about his view of marriage...
  • Sorry, Anglicans, There Is No Third Way on the Issue of Same-Sex Marriage

    01/23/2023 7:55:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Conservative ^ | 01/23/2023 | Rod Dreher
    I received not long ago an e-mail from a reader who says that her Methodist congregation is in the midst of a conversation about whether or not to disaffiliate from the United Methodist Church over gay marriage. The reader shared the arguments for both sides in her moderately conservative congregation, and asked what I thought. Looking at her list of "stay" arguments, I saw a bunch of propositions that were either deceptive (self-deceptive?) or wishful thinking. The stay argument, as she presents it, amounts to this: If we leave, we will be breaking fellowship with a national organization that has...
  • Church of England issues formal apology to LGBTQ members amid spat over same-sex marriage

    01/23/2023 4:13:24 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 22nd 2022 | Fox News
    The Church of England issued a formal apology to LGBTQ members of the Anglican Communion who have felt excluded by the institution even as officials decided to continue to bar same-sex marriages in its churches. "We want to apologize for the ways in which the Church of England has treated LGBTQI+ people — both those who worship in our churches and those who do not," the bishops of the church wrote in "Living in Love and Faith," a report released Friday following a six-year consultation period about identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage. "For the times we have rejected or excluded...
  • Does Buttigieg Really Have A Husband?

    01/21/2023 6:40:14 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 37 replies
    Catholic League ^ | January 17th 2023 | Bill Donohue
    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Pete Buttigieg’s claim that he has a husband: Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg recently told Fox News host Brett Baier that his travel expenses were not inappropriate, especially given that other public officials have taken their spouses on official business trips. “Why is it any different when it’s me and my husband?” Baier had no answer. Does Buttigieg really have a husband? Of course not. He may love Chasten but he can never be his husband. Why not? Because he has been disqualified by nature. It is true that Buttigieg is legally married, but...
  • Gay couple charged with molesting their adopted sons also pimped them out to pedophile ring, report claims

    01/20/2023 1:58:33 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 33 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 1/20/22 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Gay couple charged with molesting their adopted sons also pimped them out to pedophile ring, report claims A gay couple from Georgia charged with molesting their two adopted sons and using them to record child porn also allegedly pimped them out to members of a local pedophile ring, according to a disturbing new report. A months-long investigation by Townhall revealed that William Dale Zulock, 33, and Zachary Jacoby Zulock, 35, allegedly used social media to prostitute their two elementary-aged sons. William Zulock, a government worker, and Zachary Zulock, a banker, were indicted in August 2022 on charges of of incest,...
  • Adoptive gay couple who were charged with sodomizing their sons also 'pimped them out to local men and sent out videos of them raping the boys': Full horror of mysteriously wealthy couple's sordid lives revealed in jaw-dropping court docs

    01/20/2023 10:50:49 AM PST · by Angelino97 · 97 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 20, 2023 | Jennifer Smith
    A mysteriously wealthy gay couple from Atlanta who have been charged with sodomizing their adopted sons also pimped them out to other local men, disturbing new documents reveal. Zachary Zulock and his husband William Dale Zulock Jr. were once the darlings of the LGBTQ scene in Georgia. Zachary worked for a local bank branch while William worked for a local government customer service center, but somehow the couple were raking in $7,500-a-week. They also built their dream home in an area where similar properties sell for $900,000. Friends and relatives are at a loss over how they made so much...
  • Church of England bishops refuse to back gay marriage

    01/18/2023 4:52:24 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18th January 2023 | Harry Farley
    Church of England bishops have refused to back a change in teaching to allow priests to marry same-sex couples, sources have told BBC News. They met on Tuesday to finalise their recommendations after five years of consultation and debate on the Church's position on sexuality. Their proposal will be debated at the Church's equivalent of a parliament - the General Synod - next month. BBC News spoke to several bishops present at the meeting who said the Church's teaching that Holy Matrimony is only between one man and one woman would not change and would not be put to a...
  • TAPES: We Investigated a Suburban LGBTQ Pedophile Ring. Here's What We Found.

    01/18/2023 12:07:10 PM PST · by Scarlett156 · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 17 January 2023 | Mia Cathell
    [video] This is Part 1 of a four-part investigative series. Content Warning: This article contains graphic descriptions of child sexual abuse. Reader discretion is advised. A months-long Townhall investigation reveals disturbing new details about the affluent LGBTQ-activist couple accused of sodomizing their young adopted sons—now ages 9 and 11—and distributing "homemade" child pornography of the sexual abuse. Half a year after the shocking story made national news, Townhall is the only outlet following up on the criminal case in Georgia that has since seen zero headlines written about it. We've found that it's far, far worse than what was first...
  • Popular Christian Singer Amy Grant defends decision to host same-sex wedding: 'I love those brides'

    01/18/2023 11:09:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/18/2023 | Ryan Foley
    Popular contemporary Christian singer Amy Grant has defended her decision to host a same-sex wedding at her farm after some Christian leaders criticized the move as an endorsement of sin.Grant, well-known for singing contemporary Christian hits such as “Mary Did You Know” and “Breath of Heaven” in addition to mainstream pop music, reacted to the backlash she has received for her decision to host her niece’s same-sex wedding in a statement to People Magazine published Monday.“I never chase any of those rabbits down the rabbit hole,” she said.“I love my family, I love those brides. They’re wonderful, our family is...
  • Swedish Bishop refuses ordination of priest with traditional marriage view

    01/07/2023 4:19:17 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 21 replies
    Christian Network Europe ^ | 7th January 2023 | CNE.news
    Three bishops in the Lutheran Church of Sweden say to refuse to ordain a priest who sees marriage as a union between one man and one woman. The bishops respond to a survey by the Swedish newspaper Syre. They indicate that they do not accept that people who oppose same-sex marriage become priests in the Church of Sweden, Varlden Idag reports. EmployabilityAndreas Holmberg, a bishop in Stockholm, writes in an e-mail to Varlden Idag that he would not ordain a priest who is clear about not ordaining same-sex couples. "This is because, in practice, it would be very difficult for...
  • Miss Puerto Rico and Miss Argentina: I want what they have—(Married)

    12/28/2022 11:49:27 AM PST · by Phoenix8 · 63 replies
    Vogue ^ | 11/4/2022 | Specter
    When I first heard that 2020’s Miss Puerto Rico and Miss Argentina had secretly gotten married, I’ll be honest—I thought I was hallucinating. A secret queer femme romance born out of pageant culture? When my two favourite things in this world are LGBTQ+ love stories and the movie Miss Congeniality? Are you kidding me?
  • Veggie Tales Creator Phil Vischer Compares Christians who Oppose Legal Same-Sex "Marriage" to ‘Confederate Theologians’

    12/16/2022 1:29:01 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 35 replies
    Proestia ^ | 14th December 2022 | Staff Author
    Veggie Tales creator Phil Vischer, the man who swears he’s not progressive despite knocking creationists as a bunch of dummies, crediting his white privilege for the success of his show, claiming he didn’t know there were such things black Christians until he was an adult, thumbing his nose at “Cracker Barrel Christians,” getting upset at Christians for opposing LGBTQ, and coming out as pro-choice, has a burr in his saddle. On episode 537 of the Holy Post podcast, Vischer is set off by Al Mohler’s column critiquing David French for his endorsement of the “Respect For Marriage Act.” In particular,...
  • What the 'Respect for Marriage Act' Really Respects: Hint: It's not marriage.

    12/16/2022 6:54:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/16/2022 | Tanya Berlaga
    Last week, Congress passed the "Respect for Marriage" Act. As usual, the name the proponents (or, sometimes, opponents) invent for the bill does not accurately represent its purpose. You may remember that the "For the People" Act was a lot less useful to the people than it was to the Democrat party. The "Inflation Reduction Act" did nothing to reduce inflation. And the "Don't Say Gay" bill did not ban the word "gay.""Respect for Marriage" Act purportedly "legalizes" same-sex "marriage." Because the Supreme Court already ruled on this matter, the law does not expand legal protection for same-sex couples in...
  • When Gay Rights Clash With Religious Freedom

    12/14/2022 8:01:28 AM PST · by PhxRising · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12/4/2022 | Tish Harrison Warren
    This week, the Supreme Court will hear a case that will reignite a continuing conversation about what to do when long-established religious convictions clash with gay people’s civil rights. In 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis, a Colorado web designer, Lorie Smith, wants to create websites for clients’ weddings. She is a Christian, and because of her religious beliefs, she does not want to offer these services for same-sex weddings. However, she serves L.G.B.T.Q. customers for other design projects. This week’s legal arguments will most likely focus primarily on questions around free speech: Can the government compel artists or designers to...
  • Danica McKellar Stands Up for Candace Cameron Bure While Affirming the LGBT Community

    12/13/2022 7:46:56 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 20 replies
    Church Leaders ^ | December 12th 2022 | Jesse T Jackson
    Earlier this year, “Wonder Years” star Danica McKellar gave a testimony of her newly found faith in Christ to her social media followers. “Hey everyone! I went live today to share the journey I’ve recently embarked on….🙏,” McKellar said in an April Instagram post. “I’m not here to preach, but I have so much love in my heart I just had to share what I’m experiencing, and to share a little why I believe it’s taken me up to this point to begin this journey. ❤️” McKellar went on to share how Candace Cameron Bure sent her a Bible and...
  • Pompous Don Lemon Proclaims He'll Attend White House Signing of 'Respect for Marriage Act'

    12/13/2022 8:00:30 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    CNN stopped just short of issuing a Breaking News alert. But on today's CNN This Morning, a seriously self-important anchorman Don Lemon announced that he would be attending the South Lawn signing of the "Respect for Marriage Act." At the conclusion of a segment on the matter, it was with great solemnity that Lemon proclaimed: "I'll be at the White House today. To witness it. Yes, I'm going to go. To witness it in person. I think it's important. And my fiancé as well."Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Prominent homosexual Republicans pushed GOP senators to pass Democrats’ same-sex ‘marriage’ bill

    12/12/2022 3:04:13 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 56 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | December 12th 2022 | Doug Mainwaring
    t has come to light that the 12 Republican senators who threw their support behind the so-called “Respect for Marriage Act” (RMA) were swayed by cash and political clout wielded by a group of prominent donors, several of whom identify as “gay.” At least ten GOP senators were needed to join Senate Democrats to reach the required 60-vote threshold for passage of the bill, which mandates that all 50 states must recognize same-sex “marriages,” even in the event that the Supreme Court overturns its 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges decision. The New York Times reported: Behind the scenes, a group of...
  • Pelosi: I’m proud to protect marriage as one of my last acts as speaker (Hurl alert)

    12/10/2022 1:10:53 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 31 replies
    Newsroom ^ | 8th December 2022 | Nancy Pelosi
    Since the landmark Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges seven years ago, same-sex couples have enjoyed the same marriage protections as other couples. But right now, that fundamental freedom is under real, direct and urgent threat. In June, the Republican supermajority on the Supreme Court eviscerated long-standing precedent and the right to privacy with its disgraceful decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Justice Clarence Thomas took explicit aim at marriage equality: urging the court to reconsider Obergefell and upend the lives of countless families across the country. While his legal reasoning is twisted and unsound, we must take Justice...
  • Amy Grant To Host Niece’s Same-Sex Wedding, Believes Jesus Wants Us To ‘Love God and Love Each Other’

    12/09/2022 5:39:17 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 120 replies
    Church Leaders ^ | December 9th 2022 | Jesse T Jackson
    Home Christian News Amy Grant To Host Niece’s Same-Sex Wedding, Believes Jesus Wants Us To... Amy Grant To Host Niece’s Same-Sex Wedding, Believes Jesus Wants Us To ‘Love God and Love Each Other’ By Jesse T. Jackson -December 9, 2022 Amy Grant Amy Grant screengrab via YouTube @The Kennedy Center Share Tweet Pin Pocket Flipboard Amy Grant is Christian music royalty, having been recognized by The Kennedy Center Honors earlier this month (Dec. 6). Along with being nominated for 20 Grammy awards, Grant has been awarded over 20 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards over her successful career. Grant pushed the...