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  • 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...
  • The “Equality Act” Racing Through Congress Is Really A Loophole For Pedophiles To Game The System

    04/05/2019 9:45:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | April 3, 2019 | The Activist Mommy
    When the Supreme Court destroyed the institution of marriage in one fell swoop with the Obergefell V. Hodges ruling, liberals, and LGBT advocates mocked us for predicting the slippery slope we now find ourselves on. Our children are growing up in a world where gender is supposedly fluid (unless we’re using it to get what we want) and love is whatever we want it to be. It was only a matter of time before the insanity of the culture would set the stage for pedophilia follow on the coattails of homosexuality and become a normalized sexual orientation. Under the so-called...
  • Video surfaces of Beto O’Rourke berating Catholic priest for defending male/female marriage

    03/22/2019 7:57:27 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 51 replies
    https://www.lifesitenews.com ^ | March 22, 2019 | Stephen Kokx
    EL PASO, Texas, March 22, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — A video of pro-abortion congressman Beto O’Rourke, who is running for president, has surfaced showing him berating a Catholic priest for defending male/female marriage at an El Paso City Council meeting in 2011. The incident took place in June 2011 when El Paso priest Fr. Michael Rodriguez spoke against extending marriage benefits to same-sex couples during the public comment part of the meeting. O’Rourke, who had been serving as city councilman since 2005, called Fr. Rodriguez back to the podium after his remarks, seemingly to do nothing more than lecture him so...
  • Azusa Pacific removes ban on same-sex romantic relationships a second time

    03/20/2019 7:25:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/20/2019 | Michael Gryboski
    Azusa Pacific University, a major California-based Christian school, has once again opted to remove a ban on same-sex romantic relationships. The University changed their student guidelines on inappropriate sexual behavior last Thursday, removing the ban on homosexual relationships, according to a report by the San Gabriel Valley Tribune published Saturday. Azusa Pacific University spokesperson Rachel White explained in comments emailed to The Christian Post on Tuesday that the changes were part of an overall update of the undergraduate student handbook. “The old handbook, produced decades ago, underwent a significant revision and redesign after input from student leaders, board, administration, faculty,...
  • Welsh [Anglican] Bishop Finds Biblical Support for Church Gay Marriages

    02/09/2019 5:36:59 PM PST · by marshmallow · 39 replies
    (3 Feb 2019) Greetings in the name of God the Father and Jesus Christ. At the start of this year may I wish you joy and peace in the Holy Spirit. In September 2018 members of the Governing Body of the Church in Wales were asked to agree or not with the following statement written by the bishops of the Church in Wales: It is pastorally unsustainable for the Church to make no formal provision for those in same-gender relationships.The results of the ballot were 76 members agreed, 21 members disagreed and 1 ballot was spoilt. The Bench of Bishops...
  • Retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal: President Donald Trump immoral, doesn't tell the truth.

    12/30/2018 8:05:20 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 145 replies
    ABCNews ^ | 12/30/2018 | ROEY HADAR
    The former top commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, retired four-star Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, criticized President Donald Trump's behavior and handling of the presidency, saying the commander-in-chief is dishonest and immoral. “I don’t think he tells the truth,” McChrystal said in an exclusive interview on “This Week” when asked by Co-Anchor Martha Raddatz if he believes the president is a liar. “Is Trump immoral, in your view?” Raddatz asked. “I think he is,” he said.
  • Justice Kennedy's Hubris

    12/02/2018 1:21:34 PM PST · by servo1969 · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12-2-2018 | Nancy Pearcey
    This week on The David Rubenstein Show, retired Justice Kennedy finally admitted the real reason behind his Obergefell ruling, the 2015 Supreme Court decision that created a novel definition of marriage to give legal status to same-sex couples. Kennedy said, “It seemed to me just wrong that under the Constitution, over 100,000 adopted children of gay parents could not have their parents married. I just thought this was wrong.” Well, now we know. The justice’s reasoning had nothing to do with Constitutional principles. He had an emotional reaction and in his hubris he imposed his private feelings on the nation....
  • Taiwanese reject legalizing same-sex unions in referendum

    11/24/2018 6:31:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 24, 2018 | Ralph Jennings
    Voters in Taiwan passed a referendum asking that marriage be restricted to one man and one woman, a setback to LGBT couples hoping their island will be the first place in Asia to let same-sex couples share child custody and insurance benefits. The vote on Saturday, organized by Christian groups that make up about 5 percent of Taiwan’s population and advocates of the traditional Chinese family structure, goes against a May 2017 Constitutional Court ruling. Justices told legislators then to make same-sex marriage legal within two years, a first for Asia where religion and conservative governments normally keep the bans...