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  • Is it OK for Christians to attend same-sex weddings?

    04/04/2022 9:27:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/21/2022 | Michael Gryboski
    Christians shouldn't attend same-sex wedding ceremonies, as attending would be to an inherent show of support, according to Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President Albert Mohler Jr.In an episode of Mohler’s “The Briefing” podcast that aired Friday, the Evangelical theologian was asked by a listener about what to do if one is invited to a same-sex wedding ceremony.Mohler responded by noting that the “whole context of the wedding as a public event is the public exchange of vows and the public declaration of the rightness of this relationship.”“Remember that the traditional word used of those who are attending a wedding is...
  • [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...
  • Kenya bans film for 'advocating same-sex marriage'

    09/24/2021 3:54:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 09.23.2021 | Kieran Burke
    Kenya’s Film Classification Board (KFCB) has banned a documentary about two gay lovers. The film, I Am Samuel, is a movie about the romantic relationship between two men who live in Nairobi. In a statement on Twitter, the board’s head, Christopher Wambua said the documentary “propagates values that are in dissonance with our constitution, culture, values and norms.” In his review of the film Wambua said: “By deliberately advocating same-sex marriage in Kenya, the film blatantly violates Article 165 of the Penal Code that outlaws homosexuality.” Wambua also said the film was an affront to the country’s religious values. “Worse...
  • A Decision to Celebrate!

    06/19/2021 3:49:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 19, 2021 | Kathryn Lopez
    The Supreme Court just ruled against the city of Philadelphia, which was trying to prevent Catholic Social Services (CSS) from helping children in foster care get placed in homes, due to CSS's views on homosexual marriage. Had the Supreme Court ruled differently, the case would have been heralded as a Pride Month win. But the Supreme Court went a different way. And this should give us hope that everything doesn't have to be about sex and politics. Sometimes it can be about our common humanity and the needs of the most vulnerable. "Maximizing the number of foster families and minimizing...
  • [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,...
  • Episcopal Request for Civil Unions in Latvia

    01/01/2021 8:29:06 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    FSSPX News ^ | January 1, 2020 | unknown
    Episcopal Request for Civil Unions in Latvia Bishop Zbignevs Stankevics In Latvia, the episcopate has just asked the executive to grant legal status to homosexual “couples.” An astonishing statement that comes after recent remarks by Pope Francis on civil unions between people of the same sex.The Latvian episcopate did not take long to rush into the breach opened in the high walls of the Leonine enclosure by the documentary film screened in October 2020, previewed at the Rome Film Festival, organized by the Vatican.In this award-winning film, viewers were shocked to discover an interview in which the successor to...
  • Switzerland Votes to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

    12/24/2020 6:24:22 PM PST · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Metro Weekly ^ | 12/22/20 | Ricky Gillis
    In a major win for the LGBTQ community, Switzerland lawmakers approved the legalization of same-sex marriage last week. At the same time, the law also allowed transgender people to alter their legal gender at civil registry offices in the country and allows lesbian couples to conceive children using donated sperm, Reuters reports. Despite passing parliament, the same-sex marriage law may have to pass a national referendum in the coming year. However, activists expect a potential referendum to succeed, after a recent survey found support for marriage exceeding 80% in Switzerland. Campaign group Marriage For All posted a statement on their...
  • Surveys Show Vast Majority of Western Catholics Support Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

    11/20/2020 6:23:37 PM PST · by marshmallow · 34 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/19/20 | Michael Haynes
    Official Church teaching describes homosexuality as ‘intrinsically disordered’ and something that ‘can in no case be approved of.’WASHINGTON, D.C., November 19, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — A report released by the Pew Research Center (PRC) shows that a majority of Catholics surveyed in Western Europe, the Americas, and across the world support either homosexual “marriage” or homosexuality as such — contrary to the official teaching of the Catholic Church. The comprehensive report, released earlier this month, focuses on Catholics’ view on homosexuality. Compiling the results of studies conducted over the past few years, the figures demonstrate a wide-scale rejection of Catholic teaching...
  • Homosexuals in Ireland Urge the Pope to Back up His Words With Action

    10/29/2020 7:06:27 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Rusian Faith ^ | 10/27/20
    Homosexuals in Ireland believe that Pope Francis should initiate church blessings for same-sex couples. On October 21, 2020, We Are Church Ireland, a Catholic reform group that supports LGBT values, announced that the pope, who spoke out in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage, should initiate a church blessing for these marriages, according to Novenanews.com. We Are Church Ireland said in a press release that the organization "warmly welcomes the excellent news that Pope Francis is supporting civil unions for couples of the same sex." According to representatives of the organization, this is "a very important step for Pope Francis and...
  • Gay Multimillionaire Buys ‘The Best-Looking Baby In The World’ From A Surrogate

    10/16/2020 9:13:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 16, 2020 | Libby Emmens
    No country should allow the sale of children or the intentional creation of orphans, which, make no mistake, is exactly what is happening with surrogacy. A British man living in the United States who has recently begun a romantic relationship with his daughter’s ex-boyfriend bought a baby and is being praised by media for it. Barrie Drewitt-Barlow paid about $100,000 for his new daughter, Valentina Willow. He is most proud of the baby girl’s looks.“Every parent thinks their baby is the best-looking baby in the world, but the truth is Valentina Willow is the best-looking baby in the world,” Drewitt-Barlow...
  • Republican Anti-Trump campaigner: Trump presidency 'an utter disaster' [Tim Miller again]

    07/14/2020 2:09:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 07.14.2020 | Carla Bleiker
    Tim Miller is a Republican campaign operative who has worked for leading Republican politicians. Now he’s co-leading an organization to get party members to vote against Donald Trump. DW asked him about his motivation. […] Deutsche Welle: Who did you vote for in the general presidential election in 2016? Tim Miller: I decided the last week to vote for Hillary [Clinton, the Democratic candidate]. I was initially persuaded by the argument that maybe there should be a third-party candidate. But I determined that Donald Trump was just too great of a threat to the country to cast a throwaway vote...
  • Mayor Bill de Blasio’s despicable baiting of Samaritan’s Purse

    05/02/2020 9:39:08 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3 Apr 2020 | Bob McManus
    Never look a gift horse in the mouth, they say, though when Mayor Bill de Blasio is on hand, the other end of the animal is usually involved. Gotham’s chief executive this week might have accepted with some grace an offer of assistance from a crisis-tested, and devoutly Christian, emergency-relief organization — but he gave it the fisheye instead. It seems that in Blasville, evangelical Christians armed with tons of the sophisticated medical equipment so sorely lacking in the city right now, plus the expertise to use it, are presumptively suspect. And are perhaps to be expelled. Thus it was...
  • Three-way tie: FG, FF and SF all level at 22% support - exit poll [Ireland general election]

    02/08/2020 9:50:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Sunday, 9 Feb 2020 00:11
    A new exit poll suggests that Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are tied when it comes to first preference votes, making the result of the General Election too close to call. The exit poll, carried out by Ipsos MRBI for RTÉ, The Irish Times, TG4 and UCD, indicates all three parties have 22% of first preference votes. The margin of error in this exit poll is ±1.3% — which means any of the three parties could be as low as 20.7% support or as high as 23.3%. […] The poll suggests a move toward Sinn Féin among younger...
  • Golden State Warriors President Rick Welts marries longtime boyfriend: ‘We made history’

    01/17/2020 2:51:10 PM PST · by conservative98 · 74 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Jan. 17, 2020 | Heather Knight
    It’s San Francisco. Rightly, when it comes to love, anything goes. But one wedding this month garnered attention for breaking one of the last barriers in this country’s long fight for marriage equality. Rick Welts, president of the Golden State Warriors, married Todd Gage, a Southwest flight attendant, in Room 200. It is believed to be the first time an executive for a professional men’s sports team married his same-sex partner. According to the Advocate, there are no out players in professional male sports and just a smattering of out executives and coaches. Same-sex weddings in the macho world of...
  • Natural selection is leading to more transmissible HIV in United States [Tangled Web Alert]

    01/14/2020 2:06:16 PM PST · by fwdude · 21 replies
    nam aidsmap ^ | 8 January 2020 | Keith Alcorn
    HIV that is being transmitted in large population clusters in the United States is more likely to cause high viral load in people who acquire it, leading US researchers to conclude that natural selection is causing HIV in the United States to become more infectious and virulent. The study by Dr Joel Wertheim of the University of California San Diego, Dr Walid Heneine of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and colleagues is published in Nature Communications. Scientists have previously theorised that rapid onward transmission of HIV after primary infection would tend to favour the selection of HIV variants...
  • Same-sex marriage is now LEGAL in Northern Ireland: Couples can register their nuptials from today before first weddings can go ahead next month

    01/13/2020 10:05:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 06:32 EST, 13 January 2020 | Joel Adams
    Same-sex marriage is legally recognized in Northern Ireland from today. Following a legal change last autumn, same-sex couples can now register to marry and the first ceremonies will take place next month. Those who are already married will have their marriage legally recognized in Northern Ireland. Heterosexual couples will also be able to enter into civil partnerships from today. But same sex couples in a civil partnership will not yet be able to convert it to a marriage in the province — the Northern Ireland Office is set to begin a consultation on the matter later this year. The status...
  • UN Women Calls Families “Dark” Place for Women

    07/05/2019 4:21:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    The Center for Family and Hunan Rights ^ | July 5, 2019 | Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D.
    NEW YORK, July 5 (C-Fam) Are divorce, cohabitation, same sex marriage, out of wedlock birth and adolescent sex good for women? The latest report from UN Women considers them “a positive reflection of women’s empowerment.” UN Women calls family life “an ambivalent space for women and girls.” “Families can have a darker side: they can be places of violence and discrimination, spaces where women and girls are often denied the resources they need, where they sometimes eat least and last and where their voices are stifled and their autonomy is denied,” the report says, concluding, “As such, the recognition of...
  • Women's World Cup 2019: Ali Krieger, Ashlyn Harris Are Engaged

    06/19/2019 9:07:33 AM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 82 replies
    Radio.com ^ | 6/19/2019 | Jonathan Lehman
    The best women's soccer players on the planet will lean on their loved ones for support as they vie for the trophy in the 2019 World Cup, which begins June 7.For two players on Team USA, their partner will be right next to them on the bench: Defender Ali Krieger and goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris are engaged to be married.The longtime couple went public with their relationship in March in People magazine. Together since 2010, the American soccer stars were engaged last September, and plan to marry in December.  Harris, 33, described to People how the relationship started: “We became really close...
  • Taiwan set to legalize gay marriage despite legislative hurdles

    05/16/2019 8:38:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 05.16.2019 | William Yang
    Over 1,500 pro-marriage equality supporters gathered outside Taiwan’s legislature earlier this week as lawmakers tried to smooth out differences among three competing draft bills on same-sex marriage. Many of the protesters are hoping to be able to legally marry their same-sex partners on May 24, the deadline to legalize homosexual marriages mandated by Taiwan’s constitutional court in a landmark ruling in 2017. Gay rights organizations had hoped the government would legalize same-sex marriage by directly amending marriage clauses in the civil code, a step considered by many as the truest form of equality. However, the central government and Taiwan’s ruling...
  • United Methodists edge toward breakup over LGBT policies

    04/20/2019 10:44:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 20, 2019 | David Crary
    There’s at least one area of agreement among conservative, centrist and liberal leaders in the United Methodist Church: America’s largest mainline Protestant denomination is on a path toward likely breakup over differences on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT pastors. The differences have simmered for years, and came to a head in February at a conference in St. Louis where delegates voted 438-384 for a proposal called the Traditional Plan, which strengthens bans on LGBT-inclusive practices. A majority of U.S.-based delegates opposed that plan and favored LGBT-friendly options, but they were outvoted by U.S. conservatives teamed with most of the...