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  • Pope Francis calls for same-sex civil unions: How to respond biblically

    10/23/2020 6:49:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/23/2020 | Jim Denison
    Pope Francis is calling for the passage of civil union laws for same-sex couples. This is a significant departure from the position of the Vatican’s doctrinal office as well as the pope’s predecessors on this issue.His remarks came as part of a documentary that premiered last night and reflects on pastoral care for those who identify as LGBT. “Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family. They’re children of God and have a right to a family. Nobody should be thrown out, or be made miserable because of it,” Pope Francis said in the film. He then...
  • Give to The Salvation Army not Chick-fil-A

    12/15/2019 10:36:57 PM PST · by kathsua · 29 replies
    Janitor's view ^ | 12/15/19 | Reasonmclucus
    Compassionless Chick-fil-A executives have made an Ebenezer Scrooge like decision to stop donating to The Salvation Army. Many desperately need the help the donation would have provided. The money for the donation would have come from Chick-fil-A customers. Thus Chick-fil-A customers could reverse the decision to stop donating "their" money to The Salvation Army. Chick-fil-A customers could eat at Chick-fil-A less often and donate the money they would have spent at Chick-fil-A to The Salvation Army.
  • Hallmark Channel reverses decision to pull ads featuring same-sex couple

    12/15/2019 7:27:36 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 181 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12 15 2019 | Aris Folley
    The president and CEO of Hallmark, Inc., announced on Sunday that the company will be reversing a controversial decision it made earlier this month to pull advertisements that featured a lesbian couple getting married and kissing. The executive, Mike Perry, said on Sunday that the team at the parent company behind The Hallmark Channel, Crown Media Family Networks, has “been agonizing over this decision as we’ve seen the hurt it has unintentionally caused.” “Said simply, they believe this was the wrong decision. Our mission is rooted in helping all people connect, celebrate traditions, and be inspired to capture meaningful moments...
  • Tampa ban on counseling for minors with unwanted same-sex attraction, gender confusion struck down

    10/08/2019 7:53:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/07/2019 | Brandon Showalter
    A Tampa city ordinance banning counseling for minors with unwanted same-sex attraction and gender confusion has been overturned in federal court. In a Friday ruling from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Judge William F. Jung issued an order granting summary judgment to Christian legal group Liberty Counsel in its lawsuit to invalidate an ordinance in the city of Tampa that prohibited voluntary talk therapy for minors experiencing unwanted sexual feelings and attractions and gender identity confusion. The group represented Robert Vazzo, a marriage and family therapist, and New Hearts Outreach Tampa Bay, a Christian...
  • With Northern Ireland govt in crisis, UK to impose abortion, same-sex ‘marriage’

    07/10/2019 2:20:28 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 7 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | July 9th 2019 | Lianne Laurence
    British M.P.s passed amendments Tuesday to legalize abortion and homosexual “marriage” in Northern Ireland if the devolved Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont is not restored by October 21. The British parliament voted 332-99 on Labour M.P. Stella Creasy’s amendment to the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill to legalize abortion in Northern Ireland, the BBC reported. British M.P.s also voted 383-73 in favour of an amendment by Labour M.P. Conor McGinn to legalize homosexual “marriage” in the region, according to Extra.ie. Abortion is allowed in the United Kingdom up to 24 weeks but is illegal in Northern Ireland, allowed “only when...
  • Are Avoidance Techniques Regarding Same-Sex Attractions Biblical?

    05/22/2018 8:00:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/22/2018 | Tim Wilkins
    Some LGBT advocates say those with same-sex attraction who use "avoidance techniques" are cheating.Martin Luther wrote, "If your head is made of butter, stay away from the fire." Sound advice for anyone seeking freedom from a bad habit or sinful temptation.To listen to gay supporters, one should be able to immerse themselves in all things homosexual and have the will power to abstain from sin.Are avoidance techniques true in the natural realm?Indeed they are. Someone might say the very term "avoidance techniques" sounds unbiblical.Fair skinned persons should avoid the noon day sun; that would include me. I burn easily.Persons allergic...
  • Judge rules California can’t force Christian baker to make same-sex wedding cakes

    02/06/2018 4:33:28 PM PST · by RevelationDavid · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, February 6, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    A California judge refused this week to order a baker to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, ruling that to do otherwise would be to trample on the baker’s free speech rights. Superior Court Judge David R. Lampe said in his Monday ruling that wedding cakes run to the core of the First Amendment. “It is an artistic expression by the person making it that is to be used traditionally as a centerpiece in the celebration of a marriage. There could not be a greater form of expressive conduct,” the judge wrote.
  • Senators: Why is Air Force punishing colonel over his religious views on marriage?

    11/20/2017 6:09:27 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 16, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    A group of prominent U.S. senators is coming to the defense of a highly decorated Air Force colonel who could be booted out of the military over his religious views on same-sex marriage. Col. Leland Bohannon, an experienced combat pilot, was suspended from command and orders were handed down recommending he not be promoted after he refused to publicly affirm the same-sex spouse of a retiring subordinate. Bohannon, who was on the verge of being promoted to a one-star general, was punished after the subordinate filed a formal Equal Opportunity complaint which was later substantiated by investigators. “His career is...
  • Australia same-sex marriage vote: PM comes out for Yes

    09/10/2017 7:17:34 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 37 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10th September 2017 | BBC News
    Australian political leaders, including Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, have come out in support of a campaign for same-sex marriage. More than 20,000 people gathered in Sydney to campaign ahead of a non-binding postal vote on changing Australia's marriage act. Mr Turnbull made a surprise appearance and speech at the launch of the New South Wales Yes campaign. Opposition leader Bill Shorten then addressed the crowd at the main rally. The non-binding vote to gauge support for changing Australia's Marriage Act will be sent out from 12 September, with a result expected in November. The survey will not have the power...
  • Is My Same-Sex Attraction a Sin?

    05/08/2016 6:09:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/08/2016 | Matt Moore
    Last week, one of my recent articles was published on The Gospel Coalition website. I have realized over the years that any time I write about the ever-controversial topic of homosexuality, I should expect a couple truckloads of criticism to come rolling into the comments section. This TGC article was no exception. I scrolled through "the aftermath" on Facebook and Twitter the day following its publishing, trying my best to humbly process the comments of some disgruntled readers. Quite a few people commended my commitment to celibacy but also shared that they believe my ongoing experience of same-sex attraction is...
  • Alabama chief justice tells judges to halt same-sex 'marriages'

    01/06/2016 10:55:24 AM PST · by amorphous · 75 replies
    WND ^ | 6 Jan 2016 | Bob Unruh
    Chief Justice Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court on Wednesday issued an order that the state’s probate judges, the only ones in the state who are allowed to issue marriage licenses, are to follow the state's Sanctity of Marriage Amendment and the state's Marriage Protection Act until the full state Supreme Court rules on the issue. In other words, stop granting marriage licenses to same-sex duos, even though that was the intent of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision last summer. "Until further decision by the Alabama Supreme Court, the existing orders of the Alabama Supreme Court that Alabama...
  • Same-sex couple sues Honolulu police officer over discrimination, assault claims

    10/29/2015 3:54:07 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 26 replies
    KHON-TV ^ | Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | Web Staff
    A same-sex couple has filed a lawsuit, accusing a Honolulu police officer of discrimination, assault and battery, and violation of their Fourth Amendment rights. Courtney Wilson and her girlfriend, Taylor Guerrero, were vacationing on Oahu back in March. According to the lawsuit, they held hands while shopping at a grocery store in Pupukea and, at one point, kissed. They claim Honolulu police officer Bobby Harrison, who was off-duty but in his uniform, told them to "take it somewhere else." They say he then threatened to have them thrown out of the store, and even encouraged the store manager to issue...
  • Kim Davis' Lawyers: No Need to Change Marriage Licenses After Controversy

    10/14/2015 10:58:00 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 46 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 13, 2015 | PETE WILLIAMS and ERIK ORTIZ
    Lawyers for Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis say the marriage licenses issued by her office are binding — and no further action is required by a federal judge to change them. "Marriage licenses are being issued in Rowan County, which [Kentucky Gov. Steven Beshear] and Kentucky attorney general have approved as valid, which are recognized by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and which are deemed acceptable by the couples who received them," her lawyers said in court filings Tuesday.
  • Ted Cruz's dad: 'Devil overplayed hand' with same-sex marriage

    09/18/2015 10:37:45 AM PDT · by amorphous · 13 replies
    WND ^ | 17 Sep 2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Rafael Cruz, a pastor who’s also the father of Sen. Ted Cruz, Republican presidential hopeful, said during a rally outside the Tennessee Capitol the “devil” has gone to far with same-sex marriage, and Christians are now likely to rouse themselves and fight.
  • Same-sex couples issued marriage licenses in Rowan County

    09/05/2015 1:31:37 AM PDT · by jpsb · 19 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | September 4, 2015 | John Cheves
    They are not being issued under the authority of the Rowan County clerk's office. They are not worth the paper that they are written on," said attorney Mat Staver after meeting with Davis in the Carter County jail in Grayson. Rowan County Attorney Cecil Watkins previously dismissed that argument, saying deputy clerks can issue valid marriage licenses without their boss's approval.
  • IN DEFENSE OF RELIGIOUS LIBERTY (Heartbreaking Must-See Video)

    07/21/2015 3:51:49 PM PDT · by Hostage · 11 replies
    TedCruz.Org ^ | 07/21/15 | Mark Campbell
    Our country was founded by people who risked everything for religious liberty. So that’s why when Ted heard the story of Dick and Betty Odgaard, he knew he had to do something. The Iowa couple is shutting down their business as a result of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission’s efforts to force them to host a same-sex wedding ceremony in violation of their religious beliefs. He recently sat down with Dick and Betty allowing them to share their story with America. I hope you’ll watch.
  • A Coming Era of Civil Disobedience?

    07/12/2015 7:43:26 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 24 replies
    http://www.cnsnews.com ^ | July 10, 2015 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision, has ordered a monument of the Ten Commandments removed from the Capitol. Calling the Commandments "religious in nature and an integral part of the Jewish and Christian faiths," the court said the monument must go. Gov. Mary Fallin has refused. And Oklahoma lawmakers instead have filed legislation to let voters cut out of their constitution the specific article the justices invoked. Some legislators want the justices impeached. Fallin's action seems a harbinger of what is to come in America — an era of civil disobedience like the 1960s, where court orders are...
  • Buchanan: The Coming Era of Civil Disobedience

    07/09/2015 7:50:45 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 74 replies
    World News Daily ^ | July 9, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision, has ordered a monument of the Ten Commandments removed from the state Capitol. Calling the Commandments “religious in nature and an integral part of the Jewish and Christian faiths,” ... monument must go. Gov. Mary Fallin has refused. And Oklahoma lawmakers instead have filed legislation to let voters cut out of their constitution the specific article the justices invoked. Some legislators want the justices impeached. Fallin’s action seems a harbinger of what is to come in America – an era of civil disobedience like the 1960s, where court orders are defied and...
  • Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Ruling To Become Feature Film

    07/08/2015 9:50:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 8,2015 | Kipp Jones
    The case of Obergefell v. Hodges, which ended June 26 with the United States Supreme Court ruling 5-4 to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide, is headed for the big screen.
  • George Takei's Racist Rant: Clarence Thomas Is a 'Clown in Black Face'

    07/02/2015 8:49:06 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 102 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."