For centuries, the traditional family was the basic building block of our
society, but now that concept is being diluted because of the redefinition of "family"
and "marriage". The actions of a few leftist judges in the northeastern part of the
country can affect all fifty states, so the only sure way to address this matter legally,
aside from the wholesale impeachment of public officials, is through an amendment to
the Constitution. But even that solution is questioned by some conservatives.
Subtopic: Same-sex marriage activists lash out at Chick-Fil-A.
Reasons the left has not won the culture war. Let's start with the biggie: same-sex
marriage. Yes, polls show gay marriage is breaking out all over, but when put to a vote same-sex
marriage has lost (even in California) much more often than not. Furthermore, gay marriage is not
being legalized through popular opinion or demand, it is being legalized through activist judges.
Crying over Mozilla and Start Fighting Back. When you see a movement as unprincipled
and ruthless as the gay lobby is, you must be clear that you have an enemy. The gay lobby is not
your friend. Any friendliness from them is likely manipulation and subterfuge. Remember:
your end goal is to pour burning coals on his head [Romans 12:20], not to have tea and crumpets and
reminisce about the good old days when you were classmates at Dartmouth. When they invite you to
dinner with the kids they conceived with a surrogate, they are trying to brainwash you, as they've already
brainwashed the kids. Remember that.
The Only Job Left in America Where You Can Safely Oppose Same-Sex Marriage? It is now obvious
that in America, the left and the media will celebrate as you are shamed and paraded through the streets in stocks
if you do not approve same-sex marriage. They believe that the right to privacy somehow covers government approval
of same-sex marriage, but not writing a check to back a campaign against that approval. Engage in business in any
aspect of American society, and you may be subject not only to the dictates of government, but to the job-killing
hatred of the mob. So, is there any job left in America in which it is safe to abide by your religious views
against same-sex marriage?
chairman counseled Obama on gay marriage switch. Former Republican National Committee
Chairman Ken Mehlman advised the White House on how President Obama should announce his support for
gay marriage. A Harvard classmate of Obama's, Mehlman told the president over a White House lunch
that it was politically viable to reverse his position and support gay marriage, according to a
report in The New York Times. Mehlman, who managed George W. Bush's reelection campaign
and came out as gay in 2010, told Obama that the American public viewed him as an idealist willing to
put politics aside, and that endorsing same-sex marriage would reinforce that image.
'Can't Sleep, Lost 14 Lbs, And May Leave City' After Threats by Gay Marriage Advocates. Ireland, once a
rock-solid Christian country, has now become so intolerant of Christian beliefs that its leading opponent of gay marriage
may be forced to leave the country because of fears for his personal safety. After repeated threats and obscene
verbal attacks, John Waters, a nationally-known newspaper columnist, author and broadcaster who supports Christian
family traditions, says he is now unable to go into the centre of Dublin at night because he fears for his own safety.
Firefox. The left is out to crush individuals and companies with whom it differs. This is
especially so today on the issue of same-sex marriage. Perhaps the most dramatic example of this took
place last week. The governing board of the widely used browser, Firefox, forced the company's CEO,
Brendan Eich, to resign. [...] All these years, the left, after coining the term "McCarthyism" in order to
disparage the right, had fooled most people into believing that it is the right that suppresses liberty.
The truth, of course, has been the opposite.
Mobzilla: The Purging of Brendan Eich.
According to Open Secrets, John Lilly made a political contribution to candidate Barack Obama's
presidential campaign in the amount of $2,300. Lilly quietly stepped down under his own
accord as Mozilla's CEO in 2010. So why was Lilly, who donated money to an anti same-sex
marriage campaign, not singled out, but incoming/outgoing Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich was forced
to resign when it was revealed that he donated to Proposition 8 in California in 2008, the
exact same year Barack Obama stated he believed marriage is a sacred union between a man and a woman?
Why did Mozilla spare John Lilly but sacrifice Brendan Eich at the altar of rabid progressive mob
who claims to be all inclusive and tolerant of free speech? Because this has nothing to do
with gay rights or gay marriage. This is about Barack Obama and his culture of activism.
Media Lynch Mob Takes Down
Mozilla CEO & Ignores Alleged Terrorist Gun-Running Democrat Leland Yee. It appears that the "red line" for LGBT and
progressive activists' outrage is being a successful businessman versus a Democrat politician. After a $1,000 donation in 2008
to support Prop 8 in California, Mozilla's CEO Brendan Eich was railroaded out of the company at the speed of an Apple Mac Pro
on steroids. The New York Times is still criminalizing Eich's personal political views.
We sent you a little message today. Today, users of the Firefox web browser were given a
message when accessing most of [the] Front Page content at RedState. They were told that this site
could not be displayed, because of a conflict with the values of the Mozilla corporation, and they were
suggested to visit another site. We put that message up, because we wanted to remind people that
the totalitarian impulse of the Mozilla corporation is real, and if you haven't been Made to Care yet,
you will be soon. Send a message that you won't take it lying down. Get another browser.
mob rule. Last week brought a chilling reminder of how mercilessly some liberals will work to
silence and marginalize people who hold views with which they disagree. Even for those [...] who support
same-sex marriage, the virtual manhunt of Mozilla chief Brendan Eich was scary to watch. His heresy
was a private donation in support of an anti-gay marriage initiative six years ago. Mob rule enforcing
groupthink is as illiberal as it gets, and yet it was liberals demanding uniformity of thought —
Court rejects appeal from New Mexico photographer who wouldn't shoot same-sex ceremony. The U.S. Supreme
Court rejected an appeal Monday from a studio that refused to photograph a lesbian couple's commitment ceremony, letting
stand a New Mexico high court ruling that helped spur a national debate over gay rights and religious freedom.
Conformity. The various tendencies that operate under the general heading of "gay rights"
have had an extraordinary run of it in the past several years, in both the political and the cultural
theaters. We now have a constitutional right to commit homosexual acts (Lawrence v. Texas),
while Facebook offers at last count 56 different gender options to its users (trans with or without
asterisk, genderqueer, neutrois, and two-spirit among them). Having won the battle in California,
the sore winners are roaming the battlefield with bayonets and taking no prisoners.
You Can't Spell "Progressive" without
an "S.S.". It's time to come right out and say it — the gay "rights" movement
is the biggest threat to American freedom in existence today. Bigger than Islamic terrorism.
Bigger than Russian revanchism. Bigger even than ObamaCare and our continuing out-of-control
spending. Yet, this is only one small part of the "progressive" movement in America which is
quickly taking on shades of 1933. Under Barack Obama, the radical Left has apparently felt
that its time has come, and its movement toward open totalitarianism has accelerated. The
recent displays of homofascism are but the tip of the iceberg in the Left's attempts to create
an all encompassing control of your lives, your words, and even your thoughts.
Support same-sex marriage or face the wrath of the
CEO of Firefox maker
Mozilla steps down. Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich will step down following uproar over his apparent opposition
to gay marriage. In a statement released Thursday, Mozilla — which makes the Firefox Web browser —
apologized for not reacting more quickly to the controversy surrounding Eich, who made a 2008 donation supporting
California's ban on gay marriage, The Guardian reports.
Purge The 7 Million.
According to Wikipedia, 7,001,084 people voted for Prop 8. Why do any of those people still have jobs?
Shouldn't they all be forced to resign? And why should they have the privilege of living in California
Mozilla's Chief Felled
by View on Gay Unions. In Silicon Valley, where personal quirks and even antisocial personalities
are tolerated as long as you are building new products and making money, a socially conservative viewpoint may
be one trait you have to keep to yourself. On Thursday, Brendan Eich, who has helped develop some of the
web's most important technologies, resigned under pressure as chief executive of Mozilla, the maker of the popular
Firefox web browser, just two weeks after taking the job. The reason? In 2008, he donated $1,000 in
support of Proposition 8, a California measure that banned same-sex marriage.
Uses Footage of Hateful Westboro Baptist to Slime CEO Who Opposes Gay Marriage. According to Good
Morning America's Linzie Janis, a CEO who made a donation in opposition to gay marriage is the same as the hateful
members of the Westboro Baptist Church. On Friday, Janis reported on Brendan Eich, the former head of the tech
company Mozilla. Eich was ousted after liberal groups found out that in 2008 he made a $1000 donation to
support Proposition 8 in California.
Eich and the New American Totalitarian State. Imagine going to work one day only to be, in effect,
fired — not because of anything you did or didn't do at your job, but because of something you did in
your personal life. Something religious. Or maybe, something political. Imagine if you were
denied a promotion at work because a co-worker found out you had made a personal donation to a conservative candidate.
Imagine if your environmentally-correct boss discovered that, in your free time at home, you supported an organization that
exposed the fallacies of man-made global warming and asked you for your resignation. Imagine if you were the successful
CEO of Widget Corp, lauded and respected for your accomplishments, but clients or customers found out you were a tea partier
and demanded you be forced out. That's exactly what happened to Brendan Eich, a highly-respected tech guru in Silicon
Valley and co-founder of Mozilla Corporation, after he was appointed CEO in late March.
did people find out that Mozilla's CEO donated to support Prop 8? Rumors are floating around
Twitter that proof of Brendan Eich's donation was illegally leaked by people in government sympathetic to
the cause of gay marriage. Not so. I'd forgotten about it, but friends reminded me that the
LA Times obtained a list of people who gave, for and against, to the fight over the Prop 8
referendum in 2008. They put the whole database online and made it searchable. [...] The Prop 8
donor list now functions essentially as a blacklist, and Eich isn't its first or only victim.
Ominous News Story... ... is the resignation of Brendan Eich as CEO of Mozilla, the company that
makes the Firefox browser. Eich is a superstar in the world of technology; among other things, he
support Proposition 8, the California ballot proposition that defended traditional marriage.
For that, he was pilloried by left-wing activists. He lasted barely more than a week before being
forced to resign from the company he helped to create. So the liberals claim another scalp.
[the] Mozilla Case, The Left's Intolerance Is Out Of The Closet. The left hounded a
CEO from his job over a 2008 donation in favor of a California measure opposing gay marriage.
So much for free speech and job performance. This is a descent into mob tyranny and mediocrity.
The dirty work of the left was achieved after Brendan Eich, recently appointed CEO of Mozilla, a
software company based in Silicon Valley, was forced out of the company he helped found, all to
feed the maw of political correctness.
Brendan Eich Have a Case Against Mozilla? Many of the comments at various blogs addressing the
forced resignation of Brendan Eich emphasize the fact that Mozilla is a private company and can hire
or fire whomever they want for any reason. This is partially true. In at-will states,
which California is, most employers have wide latitude in terminating the employer-employee
relationship. But they cannot wrongfully terminate an employee, violate the terms of an
existing contract, or discriminate against an employee.
The Rise Of
Totalitarian Liberalism. George Orwell gave us a look at the operation of a totalitarian one-party
state in 1984. This week Mozilla gave us a look at its nascent liberal variant. Recently appointed
CEO Brandon Eich was officially made a nonperson. He was dispatched down the memory hole as the company announced
that he has "step[ped] down from his role as CEO" as a result of his contribution of $1,000 to the passage of
California's Prop 8 six years ago.
Mozilla blowback: bursting the PC bubble? The people at
Mozilla may yet live to regret their decision in cooperating with the forcing out of Brendan Eich. Apparently the
internet giant has been getting a lot of negative reaction to its jettisoning of Eich for his contribution in support of
California's Proposition 8 back in 2008. Whether or not this will actually end up hurting Mozilla, one wonders
whether Mozilla even anticipated the possibility. The folks at Mozilla travel in a world in which PC thought dominates,
chief learns, if you don't support gay marriage, you don't deserve a job . As we enter this golden age of
tolerance and diversity, the nation's gay rights community is sending a warning message to Americans: If you don't
support gay marriage, you don't deserve a job. Apparently, Brendan Eich did not get that message. He's the former
chief executive officer at Mozilla, the technology group that gave us the Firefox Web browser. Eich resigned
under a firestorm of controversy after it was revealed he had donated $1,000 in support of California's Proposition 8,
a ballot initiative that protected traditional marriage.
Eich. Much of the shock following the
removal of Brendan Eich from the position of Mozilla CEO came from the realization that, in a manner of speaking, America
was now at war. True it's a culture war, not a physical conflict. But if you were waiting for the moment when
the Cold Civil War actually begins, this might be it.
they can hound out Brendan Eich for being anti-gay marriage, who will be next? Brendan Eich, the CEO of Mozilla,
has been forced to resign from his job because he once donated to an anti-gay marriage campaign. This is deeply unfair.
At the time that he made the donation (2008), Barack Obama was also opposed to gay marriage — as was Joe Biden,
Hillary Clinton and almost all the leadership of the Democratic Party. Eich always stressed that his personal views
were separate from his work and he pledged to abide by Mozilla’s pro-equality policies.
on donor lists and the Mozilla oppression. I see Allahpundit at Hot Air took a thorough look at the
issue, and confirmed my recollection: California law requires donations above $100 for ballot measures
to identify themselves, and their employers. The L.A. Times published the Prop 8 list as a
searchable database. This became a key tool in the triumph of fascism over democracy (and that is
exactly what just happened) because, as Allah[pundit] observes, the Prop 8 donor list has
already been used as a blacklist to ruin other lives and careers. Vote the wrong way, and the
brownshirts come for you, simple as that.
Gay-Marriage Litmus Test Violates Liberal Values. [Scroll down] Calls for his ouster were premised
on the notion that all support for Proposition 8 was hateful, and that a CEO should be judged not just by his or her
conduct in the professional realm, but also by political causes he or she supports as a private citizen. If that
attitude spreads, it will damage our society.
Isn't Pro-Gay — It's Pro-Power. Did the activists who claimed Eich's scalp care about
him or his $1,000 donation to defend marriage? They're already forgetting his name and moving on to the
next target. Eich just happened to make a good target. The Mozilla Foundation is shaky, its board
was insecure, and once an online dating company cynically came out with a publicity stunt to keep the news
the whole thing would have gone away.
What Mozilla Has Taught Us.
Last week, [Brendan] Eich could not grovel quite enough to keep his job as CEO of Mozilla, a software enterprise best known
for producing the Firefox web browser. He resigned under pressure after "marriage equality" activists revealed that
Eich had donated $1,000 to the 2008 Proposition 8 campaign in California. Proposition 8, which passed with
more than 52 percent of the vote, amended the California constitution to read, "Only marriage between a man and a woman
is valid or recognized in California." Distressingly few editorialists came to Eich's defense.
gay activists fear same-sex supporters are becoming intolerant. The announcement by popular Web browser
Mozilla Firefox that co-founder and CEO Brendan Eich was stepping down after two weeks on the job for a 2008 contribution
has sparked furious debate over civil rights, privacy and corporate responsibility. A leading gay blogger has
accused the movement of displaying the same intolerance activists accuse their opponents of practicing, while the
website Slate.com published a satirical list of other California companies that should be purged of gay-marriage
skeptics, which presumably include the 52 percent of Californians who voted for Proposition 8 in 2008.
to end Ohio ban on recognizing gay marriage. A federal judge said Friday that he will order Ohio
to recognize out-of-state gay marriages, a move that would strike down part of the state's ban on gay marriages
but stop short of forcing it to perform same-sex weddings.
executive resigns from World Vision board to protest gay policy. World Vision had announced last
month that its American branch would begin hiring people in same-sex unions who dedicate their lives to God.
Just two days later, the group reversed the decision under pressure from evangelical leaders. "The board
acknowledged it made a mistake and chose to revert to our longstanding policy requiring sexual abstinence for
all single employees and faithfulness within the Biblical covenant of marriage between one man and one woman,"
the group said in a statement.
The Editor says...p>
The problem with "hiring people in same-sex unions who dedicate their lives to God" is that there are no such people.
Homosexuality is still just as wrong as it was a hundred or a thousand years ago. The Bible makes it
abundantly clear that anyone whose life is dedicated to God will have nothing to do with homosexuality.
updates Medicare enrollment rules for same-sex couples. The Obama administration on
Thursday [4/3/2014] announced that it was updating Medicare rules to allow partners in same-sex
marriages to apply for benefits during special enrollment periods. The Department of Health and
Human Services said that the Social Security Administration would now be able to take applications for
special enrollment periods for Medicare Part A and Part B and reduce late penalties for some
eligible same-sex couples. The move is the latest step taken by HHS after the Supreme Court in 2013
struck down a key part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as a union between
one man and one woman.
Vision reverses decision to hire Christians in same-sex marriages. Facing a firestorm of protest,
the prominent Christian relief agency World Vision on Wednesday reversed a two-day-old policy change that would
have allowed it to hire Christians in same-sex marriages in the US.
supporters eye Republican backing. Are Republicans starting to change their position on same-sex
marriage? Some gay marriage supporters think so. "A 55 percent majority support marriage
equality," states a report accompanying a new TargetPoint-GQRR poll. "While young people are at the
vanguard of change, this survey also shows increased support among older voters, Catholics, non-college
educated voters, and Republicans." The poll results were presented at a Thursday [3/27/2014] kickoff
event of Americans for Marriage Equality, a bipartisan group formed with the support of the Human Rights
Campaign, a major gay rights organization.
says feds will recognize Michigan gay marriages despite state decision. Attorney General Eric Holder said
Friday [3/28/2014] that the federal government will recognize about 300 same-sex marriages performed in Michigan before
a federal appeals court halted them, despite a decision by Michigan's governor not to recognize those unions. The
decision means federal benefits will be extended to those couples — including the ability to file taxes jointly, get
Social Security benefits for spouses and request legal immigration status for partners. "These families will be
eligible for all relevant federal benefits on the same terms as other same-sex marriages," Holder said in a statement.
halted in Michigan after 300 marriage licenses issued. Same-sex weddings in Michigan were abruptly halted
Saturday [3/22/2014] when a federal appeals court put on hold a lower court ruling that declared the state's ban on gay
marriages unconstitutional. The appellate court order came Saturday afternoon, after Michigan officials had issued
at least 322 marriage licenses to gays and lesbians who jumped at the chance to be among the first same-sex couples
in the state to wed.
Strikes Down Michigan's Ban on Gay Marriage. A federal appeals court has suspended gay marriages in
Michigan, putting on hold a decision by a lower court judge who had struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban.
5 Big Wins for
Militant Gay Pressure Groups. This has become the raison d'etre of many in the gay rights movement:
destroying the businesses of those who refuse to abide by their standards of conduct, all in the name of tolerance. And they've
been tremendously successful at it. Here are the top five recent instances of successful gay intimidation of business: [...]
GOP donors join push for gay rights
bill. A deep-pocketed group of Republican donors and former GOP lawmakers is joining a gay rights coalition to push the
U.S. House to vote on a bill banning workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. "America is a place
where the freedom to be who you are shouldn't be a barrier to your ability to get a job and provide for your family," said Paul Singer,
a billionaire hedge fund founder and big Republican donor.
Poll: Growing Number of
Young Republicans Support Gay Marriage. A poll released Monday by the Pew Research Center has found that support for gay
marriage is increasing in those who identify as Republicans under the age of 30. 61% of those polled who lean towards the party
are in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage while only 35% oppose it. This is in stark contrast to Republicans over the age of
50 — only 27% of that audience support it. Pew also found a record high percentage of Americans —
54% — support allowing gays to marry.
The Editor says...
That's because "a record high percentage of Americans" watch too much television and never go to church.
Indefensible. [Scroll down] Consider
that under longstanding practices an attorney general, the nation's chief law enforcement officer, must carry out even those laws he
disagrees with as a matter of policy. He must also defend laws against constitutional attack so long as there are reasonable, or
nonfrivolous, grounds for doing so, a very low bar. Further, he must see to it that the arguments in behalf of a constitutionally
challenged law are advanced vigorously, even if he doesn't agree with those arguments. In 2009, in litigation over the
constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage for purposes of federal law as "the legal union between
one man and one woman as husband and wife," the Justice Department made a workmanlike defense of the statute. As the litigation
proceeded, however, the quality of the department's defense of the statute deteriorated in virtually every respect.
Cake WarsCake Wars. In December 2013, Judge Robert
Spencer ordered the owner of Masterpiece Cake Shop to start baking cakes for gay weddings. According to undercover footage obtained by
the ACLU the proprietor, Jack Phillips, agreed to bake a cake for a wedding between two dogs, but refused to bake a cake for a gay marriage.
Some saw the issue in terms of free speech; Jack Phillips was refusing to participate in something he disagreed with. Others saw it
as a question of discrimination; Jack Phillips was denying a service to gays that he granted to heterosexuals (including heterosexual dogs).
While both views have merit, if you value civil rights you have to side with Jack Philips.
Engineering Children for Gay
Granddads. Any infertile couple working with a reputable adoption agency knows that the window of opportunity
for adopting newborns closes as you approach forty years of age. After that, you're cut off and must start considering
adopting older children. In fact, agencies prefer that there be a comfortable distance between you and the big four-oh.
But for white gay males, there are no rules, only endless options for accessorizing their lives with human beings they have the
means to acquire. They choose to purchase children because they are unwilling to create children in the natural way, and
are unwilling to commit to a woman in order to form a family to nurture children.
Texas Officials Blast Gay
Marriage Ruling. Texas' ban on gay marriage was struck down by San Antonio-based federal Judge Orlando Garcia today [2/26/2014].
The judge suspended his ruling, however, meaning that the ban will remain in place until a secondary ruling by an appeals court later this year.
Federal judges have the right to suspend a law if it is believed to cause significant suffering for the plaintiffs.
Celebrate Gay Marriage — or
Else. Future historians will likely be flummoxed by the moment we're living in. In what amounts to less than a blink of an eye
in the history of Western civilization, homosexuality has gone from a diagnosed mental disorder to something to be celebrated — or
else. Indeed, the rush to mandatory celebration is so intense, refusal is now considered tantamount to a crime. And, in some rare
instances, an actual crime if the right constable or bureaucrat concludes that you have uttered "hate speech." Or, if you refuse to bake a
gay couple a cake for their wedding. That was the horror story that sparked much of this foofaraw.
Eric Holder's Arizona. Eric Holder's liberal
chickens are coming home to roost in Arizona. And in a West Hollywood gay bar. The Los Angeles Times is helping.
While a Harvard student demands an end to academic freedom. All of this in the name of the religion of liberalism. Let's
start with the attorney general of the United States, who has made it abundantly clear that a state attorney general who doesn't like
his or her state's gay marriage law doesn't have to enforce it.
Holder To State Attorneys General: You Don't Have to Enforce Laws You Disagree With. Attorney General Eric Holder is taking the
lawless attitude of the Obama administration and passing it down to state attorneys general. Yesterday [2/24/2014] during an interview
with The New York Times, Holder said state attorneys general do not have to enforce laws they disagree with, specifically when it
comes to the issue of gay marriage.
Lawless Eric Holder advises State A.G.s
that they may disregard state laws. A state attorney general is sworn to uphold and defend the laws of the state the
AG serves. If he/she can't do that, resignation makes sense. Better yet, stay and uphold the oath of office by defending
the law competently in an appeal.
The other shoe drops for gay
marriage. It should come as no surprise that attorneys general in six states, have refused to enforce state laws
upholding traditional marriage or that federal judges in Utah, Oklahoma and Virginia have overturned voter-approved laws defining
traditional marriage as between one man and one woman. And, it should come as no surprise that Attorney General Eric
Holder — who at one time fulfilled his constitutional duty to enforce DOMA before he refused to continue doing
so — now advises state attorneys general to follow his lead and decline to defend state laws they believe are
unconstitutional (like laws prohibiting gay marriage or upholding traditional marriage).
judge strikes down Texas gay marriage ban. The state's gay marriage ban was challenged by two gay couples — one
seeking to marry in Texas and one seeking to have their marriage, which was performed in Massachusetts, to be recognized.
orders Kentucky to begin recognizing gay marriage. A federal judge in Kentucky took a final step Thursday forcing the state to
begin recognizing same-sex marriages performed outside the state. U.S. District Judge John Heyburn was following through on his ruling
earlier this month that found a portion of the state's constitution, which bans the recognition of gay marriage, violates the U.S. Constitution.
On Thursday, the judge wrote the amendment was unlawful and "void and unenforceable."
Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes right to refuse
service bill SB 1062. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed Wednesday [2/26/2014] a controversial bill that would have allowed businesses
to deny services to gays and others based on religious beliefs. [...] Brewer said the bill "could divide Arizona in ways we could not even
imagine and no one would ever want." The bill was broadly worded and could result in unintended negative consequences, she added.
Scholars Counter Egregious Distortions of Arizona Bill. There has been a blizzard of hysterical misinformation about Arizona's
SB 1062. As anyone who takes the trouble to consult the text of the legislation will readily discover, SB 1062 does not mention,
much less single out, gays or same-sex ceremonies.
Conservatives Succeed at Failing Again. Perhaps Arizona governor Jan Brewer was sincere when saying that the Religious Freedom
Restoration Act (SB 1062) she vetoed yesterday [2/26/2014] could "create more problems than it purports to solve." After all,
observers such as Napp Nazworth at The Christian Post contend that SB 1062 might actually — contrary to all the
hysteria — have made it harder for most business owners to refuse service to homosexuals.
League Pres Challenges Chris Cuomo: Where Are 'Examples of Gay People Being Persecuted? In the wake of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's
veto of a controversial bill which would have preserved religious freedom by allowing business owners to deny proving certain services to gay
and lesbian people, Catholic League President Bill Donohue sat down with CNN's New Day host Chris Cuomo to debate the merits of the law.
Donohue asserted that the Arizona bill had been mischaracterized by opponents and asked Cuomo to demonstrate for him where gay people were being
If the Left knew
Christians were coming they'd've baked a cake. Brewer's decision to nix the measure in the current political and cultural
climate emboldens radicals to treat opposition to same-sex marriage as a thought crime. The legislation that Brewer fashioned
into an origami rainbow was aimed at discouraging activist thuggery. It is necessary because progressive activists have become
increasingly aggressive and even sadistic during the Obama administration. They taunt and abuse people by trying to force them
to do things that violate their sincerely held religious beliefs. They want to roll back the religious freedoms protected by the
Constitution. The vetoed bill would have given some much-needed protection against lawsuits to those who refuse on religious grounds
to provide services. In other words, it would have made it more difficult for activists to successfully sue service providers for
refusing to make cakes for gay weddings or to do photographic spreads of such ceremonies.
7 Myths About Arizona's
Religious Freedom Law. [Arizona Governor Jan] Brewer stated that the bill "could divide Arizona in ways we could not even
imagine and no one would ever want." Of course, her veto of the bill is even more divisive, given that it now sends the message
that it is open season on private religious business owners who wish to live out their religious principles throughout their lives, not
just within the four walls of their churches or homes.
could pull Super Bowl if Arizona religious rights bill passes. Call it what you want — anti-gay or
religious rights — but if Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signs a controversial bill, you might not be calling Arizona the
home of the 2015 Super Bowl. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, S.B. 1062, is the current controversy du jour
out of Arizona, and the National Football League is with the opposition.
Clinton lauds Arizona governor after she vetoes controversial bill. Hillary Clinton has praised the governor of Arizona after she
vetoed a bill that would have let businesses refuse to serve gays and lesbians on grounds of religion. The former U.S. Secretary of State
spoke to an audience at the University of Miami yesterday, and addressed an estimated audience of 6,100 people. Highlighting the issue,
Mrs Clinton, 66, said that Republican governor Jan Brewer 'recognized that inclusive leadership is really what the 21st century is all about.'
Nine Biased Headlines on Arizona
Veto. SB 1062 simply extended Arizona's RFRA's religious-liberty protections to individuals and businesses being sued by state
or local government or private individuals. It did not create a license for individuals or businesses to refuse service to gay people.
It actually never even mentioned sexual orientation. It would have protected the right of people not to be compelled to participate in or
provide services for events that they object to on religious grounds, including same-sex weddings. The religious objector, if challenged,
would be required to prove in court that his religious freedom was being substantially burdened.
Nine Biased Headlines on Arizona
Veto. Here is a short sampling of some of the worst offenders.
When 'leave us alone' became 'bake us a cake!'
Sexual orientation is not race — and permitting what would most definitely be a very small number of observant Christians to exercise their right
of conscience is vastly different from pervasive and state-sponsored racism. [...] We have reached a point in the gay rights debate where all the low-hanging
fruit has been picked. We are now entering into the zero-sum game phase of the debate, where gay rights and religious liberty must collide.
How freedom dies. "Religious Right Cheers a Bill Allowing Refusal
to Serve Gays." Thus did the New York Times' headline, leaving no doubt as to who the black hats are, describe the proposed Arizona law to
permit businesses, on religious grounds, to deny service to same-sex couples.
Calls for Scrutiny of Gay Marriage Laws. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Monday [2/24/2014] injected the Obama
administration into the emotional and politicized debate over the future of state same-sex marriage bans, declaring in an interview
that state attorneys general are not obligated to defend laws that they believe are discriminatory. Mr. Holder was careful not
to encourage his state counterparts to disavow their own laws, but said that officials who have carefully studied bans on gay marriage
could refuse to defend them.
federal judge overruling gay marriage ban confuse Constitution for Declaration of Independence. Both federal judge Judge Arenda L.
Wright Allen and the one-time newspaper of record confused the Constitution for the Declaration of Independence during their haste to celebrate the
overturning of Virginia's gay marriage ban Thursday night. "Our Constitution declares that 'all men' are created equal. Surely this means
all of us," wrote Allen in a tautological pronouncement that cited a unilateral assertion of sovereignty penned in response to 18th-century British
abuses of power, rather than the supreme law governing the U.S. The New York Times gave no indication it noticed Allen's glaring error, dedicating
most of its 761-word article to sniffing at opponents of same-sex marriage.
Kansas House passes bill allowing refusal of service to same-sex
couples. Denying services to same-sex couples may soon become legal in Kansas. House Bill 2453 explicitly protects religious
individuals, groups and businesses that refuse services to same-sex couples, particularly those looking to tie the knot. It passed the
state's Republican-dominated House on Wednesday [2/12/2014] with a vote of 72-49, and has gone to the Senate for a vote.
Federal judge strikes down
Virginia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. A federal judge issued a landmark ruling Thursday night striking down Virginia's
constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and moving the Old Dominion a step closer to being the first state in the traditional South where such
unions are legal. The 41-page opinion by U.S. District Court Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen ruled that the constitutional amendment and "any
other Virginia law that bars same-sex marriage or prohibits Virginia's recognition of lawful same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions unconstitutional."
The ban will remain in effect while appeals are heard.
Christian Businesses Must Follow Demands of Gay Customers. The owners of a Christian bakery who refused to make a wedding cake for a
lesbian couple are facing hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines after they were found guilty of violating the couple's civil rights.
The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries said they found "substantial evidence" that Sweet Cakes by Melissa discriminated against the lesbian
couple and violated the Oregon Equality Act of 2007, a law that protects the rights of the LGBT community.
Right to Refuse Service. If I'm a business owner and someone comes in requesting goods or services that would
require me to violate my conscience — especially my biblically-based, sincerely held religious beliefs — I
will not, under any circumstances, provide those goods or services. This is my absolute, non-negotiable, constitutionally
Does the Constitution Force Bakers to
Bake? Several recent court cases have resulted in small business owners, who create the wares and services that they sell, being
ordered by a judge to sell their custom-made products (e.g., wedding cakes and floral arrangements) or services (e.g., wedding photography) to
gay couples despite the small business owners' refusal to do so based on their religious principles.
Gonorrhea, Syphilis Regain Traction in U.S., CDC
Reports. While all three diseases [gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia] are curable with antibiotics, many people don't get tested as recommended, said Gail
Bolan, the director of the CDC's STD prevention division. That's especially the case for syphilis, where the rise is entirely attributable to men, particularly
those who are gay or bisexual.
Employee Sues Company for $518,682 for Not Acknowledging its Lack of Gender. It's not gay rights. It's not even LGBT which
includes men who dress up like women. It's actually LGBTQIA which includes a bunch of people who don't know what they are, including
"Queer" and "Asexual". [...] The supervisors chose not to waste everyone's time with the insanity of a crazy person. And here comes the
lawsuit because the catering company chose not to manufacture a single new gender consisting entirely of "Jones". This whole thing
[disproves] the notion that you can just sign on to gay marriage and be done with it.
Justice Department to give married same-sex couples equal protection. The Justice Department on
Monday [2/10/2014] will instruct all of its employees across the country, for the first time, to give lawful same-sex marriages sweeping equal protection
under the law in every program it administers, from courthouse proceedings to prison visits to the compensation of surviving spouses of public safety
officers. In a new policy memo, the department will spell out the rights of same-sex couples, including the right to decline to give testimony
that might incriminate their spouses, even if their marriages are not recognized in the state where the couple lives.
Federal government to expand recognition
of same-sex marriage. In a new milestone for gay rights, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. will issue a directive Monday [2/10/2014]
expanding government recognition of same-sex marriages to all federal courtrooms and prisons, and some federal benefits programs. The new
policy, which Holder plans to announce Saturday night [2/8/2014] at a gay rights dinner in New York City, means the Justice Department will not
object if gay or lesbian partners refuse to testify against their spouses in federal criminal and civil cases, and will push for them to be accorded
the same rights in Bankruptcy court as other married couples.
Obama administration recognizes same-sex
marriages in Utah. Same-sex marriages performed in Utah will be recognized by the federal government, Attorney General Eric
Holder announced Friday [1/10/2014]. Holder's decision means that the approximately 1,000 same-sex couples married in Utah since
December will be eligible for federal tax, estate and other benefits.
gay marriages will be recognized by federal government, attorney general says. The federal government will recognize marriages performed in
Utah after a judge struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban, Attorney General Holder said Friday, noting that the newly-wedded gay couples
"should not be asked to endure uncertainty regarding their status" as the legal challenges unfold. Holder's announcement comes two days
after Utah ordered its state offices not to do anything that would acknowledge the more than 1,000 same-sex marriages performed in the state
over a nearly three-week period after a federal judge struck down the ban on Dec. 20. The Supreme Court ordered a stay on those
weddings on Monday [1/6/2014] while the state challenges the judge's ruling.
releases updated STD data; syphilis, gonorrhea cases are up, chlamydia numbers are stable. Wyoming had the lowest rate, at 7.7 per 100,000 people.
The District of Columbia was the highest at 388.7 per 100,000. Ohio's rate was 142.9 per 100,000. The number of cases reported in Ohio in 2012 was 16,493,
down slightly from 2011. More than 15,000 primary and secondary syphilis cases were reported in 2012, a rate of 5 per 100,000 people. The rate increase was
solely among men, especially gay and bisexual men who represent an estimated 75 percent of cases.
US judge strikes down
Okla. same-sex marriage ban. A federal judge struck down Oklahoma's gay marriage ban Tuesday [1/14/2014], but headed off any rush to
the altar by setting aside his order while state and local officials complete an appeal.
Obama ignores Constitution by recognizing
same-sex marriages in Utah. Demonstrating his disdain for the 10th Amendment and the rule of law, Mr. Holder said Friday
[1/10/2014] the federal government would recognize the marriages of homosexual couples who wed during the two-week period such unions
were made legal in Utah by a federal judge. The Supreme Court stayed that ruling on Jan. 6, but Mr. Holder insisted on
"confirming" for the purposes of U.S. law that a thousand of those marriages "will be recognized as lawful and considered eligible
for all relevant federal benefits."
and the Left: Champions of Polygamy. The New York Times, ever eager to push any meme that undermines the Judeo-Christian
devotion to traditional morality and the single heterosexual family unit, has progressed from championing LGBT rights to its newest passion:
polygamy. The Times is not alone; other leftist media outlets such as Huffington Post are leaders in the effort, too.
Kerry 'Deeply Concerned' By
Nigeria's Ban on Same-Sex Marriage. Of all the problems in Nigeria, including the ongoing persecution of Christians by Islamic
terrorists, the U.S. State Department on Monday [1/13/2014] condemned the African nation's new law banning same-sex marriage.
Governor's Office Says State Won't Recognize Same-Sex Marriages. The Utah governor's office said Wednesday [1/8/2014]
that the state would not recognize more than 1,000 same-sex marriages performed over the last two weeks as it appealed a legal ruling
that had overturned the state's ban on such unions. The decision came two days after the United States Supreme Court blocked
further same-sex marriages while state officials appealed a decision allowing such unions. The stay effectively reinstated a
disputed law that limited marriages across the state to between one man and one woman.
SCOTUS Puts Hold on Utah Gay Marriage. The Supreme Court has put
same-sex marriages on hold in Utah, at least while a federal appeals court more fully considers the issue.
Court stops Utah gay marriages. The Supreme Court on Monday
morning [1/6/2014] put on hold a federal judge's decision striking down Utah's ban on same-sex marriage, thus stopping a wave of such marriages across the state.
The Court's order reinstates the state ban and will keep it intact until after a federal appeals court has ruled on it. The order appeared to have the support
of the full Court, since there were no noted dissents.
The Denaturalization of America. Homosexual
marriage, a passing joke at parties until a few years ago, is now legal in much of the U.S., as in many other Western progressive countries.
Meanwhile, in decisions soon to be upheld by the Supreme Court no doubt, various U.S. jurisdictions have declared that schoolboys who decide they
feel more like schoolgirls will be permitted by law to use the girls' locker room, while the actual girls, unprotected by any new laws of their own,
will apparently just have to get used to undressing in the company of boys.
ABC, NBC Mum on
Why Gay Wedding on Rose Parade Float Wasn't Part of TV Coverage. The two television networks — ABC and NBC — that covered the 2014
Tournament of Roses parade live on Jan. 1 are not saying why the wedding of two men atop the AIDS Healthcare Foundation's float was not part
of their programming viewed by more than 60 million people around the world. When CNSNews.com asked whether the wedding was covered and,
if not, why not, ABC's press office said there would be no official statement about the event and cited technical issues. NBC did not respond
to the questions.
Rose Parade or "Gay Pride"
Parade? You no longer need to live in California to get a taste of our progressive values. This week, it's coming to a TV set
near you. After more than 100 years of family-oriented entertainment on New Year's Day, the Tournament of Roses Parade has veered off
course. Organizers are allowing progressives to parade their political agendas around and morph a historic parade into an event more closely
resembling a gay pride parade than the Rose Parade we have come to know.
Rose Parade Gay
'Marriage' Float Degrades Family Event, Say Conservative Activists. Two homosexual men will be married on a float in the 2014 Rose
Parade on Wednesday, Jan. 1, in what critics are saying transforms the family-friendly event into a vehicle for promoting the gay rights
activists' political agenda. Aubrey Loots and Danny Leclair were chosen by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation by lottery to be married atop
a float made to resemble a wedding cake.
The Straight Dope on Homosexuality.
How promiscuous are homosexuals? Some people argue that except for about 15% who are wildly promiscuous, homosexuals are no different from
heteros. The anti-sodomites like to quote a 1997 study from the Journal of Sex Research that polled 2,583 older homosexuals and
found that the most common number of lifetime partners fell somewhere between 101 and 500, and that 10% to 16% reported having more than 1,000.
A 2009 Australian "Gay Census" that was not restricted to age found that a quarter of homosexuals reported over 100 partners and 10% had
so many they had "no idea." The older the men were, the more likely they were to be in the over 100 or "no idea" categories.
Two gay males to get married on
2014 Rose Parade float. The 2014 Rose Parade will feature two gay males Aubrey Loots and Danny Leclair getting married on one of the
floats. AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is the sponsor of this gay marriage Rose Parade float. [...] You can't even get away from
progressive liberal indoctrination at a family event like the Rose Parade anymore.
The Editor says...
Get a clue. It's not "a family event" any more.
Judge Strikes Down Utah Traditional
Marriage Laws, Calls Them 'Irrational'. In his 53-page opinion for Kitchen v. Herbert on Dec. 20, U.S. District Judge Robert
Shelby — who was appointed by President Obama in 2011 — compared marriage laws that do not include homosexual pairings to racist laws. He
noted that in its 1967 case Loving v. Virginia, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down as a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment a Virginia law that
did not allow a white man to marry a black woman. [...] However, the ruling in Loving does not appear to stand for what Shelby says it does.
Right to Same-Sex Marriage Is 'Deeply Rooted in This Nation's History and Tradition'. Judge Robert J. Shelby, whom President Barack
Obama appointed to the U.S. District Court in Utah last year, issued an opinion on Friday [12/20/2013] declaring that a right to same-sex marriage
is "deeply rooted in the nation's history and implicit in the concept of ordered liberty." Shelby was confirmed to the federal bench by a voice
vote of the Senate on Sept. 21, 2012. There was no debate over his nomination, and no senator objected to his confirmation. He has
now issued an opinion that could fundamentally alter American law and culture.
May I Point Out That Phil Robertson Was Indisputably Right About One Thing?
The Supreme Court made gay sex a civil right about a decade ago in Lawrence v. Texas — and last week we had a federal judge in Utah use that decision and
others to normalize polygamy. Now he didn't legalize bigamy per se, at least not in the sense that that some combination of three or more
individuals can go down to the local courthouse and get a group marriage license. But what the judge did was declare that as a matter of law it is
acceptable for a polyamorous group to set up a household and declare themselves to be in a committed marital relationship. [...] What we would then have is,
potentially, legalized polyamorous marriages And to think that a decade ago it was declared to be the height of bigotry to suggest that recognizing gay
marriages would lead to the legalization of plural marriages.
being issued to gay couples in Utah. A federal judge Friday [12/20/2013] struck down Utah's voter-approved constitutional amendment —
which defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman — finding that it violates rights to due process and equal protection as set
forth in the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Polygamy: It's Coming. In Lawrence v. Texas, the
U.S. Supreme Court, reversing its own then-recent holding in Bowers v. Hardwick, ruled that laws against homosexual sodomy are unconstitutional —
even though the Constitution says nothing about sex, let alone sodomy — on the ground that the right of privacy (also never mentioned in the
Constitution) protects all consensual, private sexual contact between adults. Lawrence immediately was seen as a milestone in the campaign for
gay marriage. Some conservatives noted that the Court's rationale would protect polygamy, too, but they were denounced as killjoys. Lawyers
noticed, however. Soon after Lawrence, several lawsuits were commenced in federal courts asserting a constitutional right to polygamy.
New Mexico Supreme Court: Same-sex
marriage legal. The New Mexico Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in the state Thursday [12/19/2013], declaring in a
ruling that it is unconstitutional to deny a marriage license to gay and lesbian couples.
Penalizing Those Who Hold Biblical
Views of Marriage. In a series of instances we have seen the gatekeepers of civil society attack those who hold Biblical views about marriage and
sexuality — Chick-fil-A, Barilla Pasta, Craig James who was fired from ESPN, and now Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty. It is even worse, of
course, when it is the government that penalizes those who hold Biblical views. That should be anathema in America. While A&E exercised its rights,
in a growing number of incidents, government has not respected the free-contract and free-speech rights of Americans.
A&E declares war on 'Duck Dynasty's' Christian
values. Duck Dynasty has been sacrificed on the altar of political correctness. By now you probably know that A&E indefinitely suspended
Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the Duck Dynasty family, for following the teachings of the Holy Bible.
Homosexuals Get Duck Dy-Nasty. "Tolerance," as it
has been marketed, was always a con. [...] For one thing, tolerance always implies a negative, real or perceived; you wouldn't have to tolerate a beautiful car
or a delectable meal — you relish those things. But you might have to tolerate a cold or bad weather. Thus, tolerance is only noble in two
situations: One is when dealing with something objectively negative that cannot be eliminated, such as irremediable pain. The other is when
confronted with something you don't happen to like and could avoid, but that is objectively good or neutral; an example would be tolerating a food you detest
in order to avoid offending your hosts.
Christianity on trial in Duck Dynasty
controversy. Will cooler heads prevail in the gay community, realizing that Christians ought to be allowed to have their two millennia-old
beliefs respected in the public square? That would be the optimal outcome, but I don't really predict it will happen, as things now stand.
The Editor says...
The abhorrence of homosexuality is much older than "two millennia." Homosexuality has been abnormal since the creation of the earth.
The Intolerant 'Gay Marriage' Movement. [T]olerance is the last thing
on the mind of the gay marriage movement. Once the laws were on the books (or via judicial fiat in many cases), tolerance was gone. Once gay
marriage was legal, the power of the state was brought down on anyone who had the temerity to disagree with gay marriage. In New Mexico, a photographer
did not want to photograph a gay wedding because of her Christian beliefs. There, tolerance went out the window. Instead of going to a photographer
who might be more sympathetic to gay marriage, the two individuals getting "married" called the thought police.
Polygamy and the Marriage Free-fall.
Marriage in America is in a state of free-fall, and it's the confluence of American attitudes and legal rulings that are responsible for helping push it
off the cliff. On Friday night, a George W. Bush judicial appointee, Judge Clark Waddoups, struck down a part of Utah's law against polygamy
in a 91-page ruling. [...] Waddoups's ruling can't be viewed in isolation from the events that preceded it, especially the debate over same-sex marriage
and the larger effort to undo the norms of family life. Social change, for good or ill, rarely happens at a single moment in time, but over time as
the sum total of a thousand smaller events. This Friday night in Utah was one such event.
Judge Cites Same-Sex
Marriage in Declaring Polygamy Ban Unconstitutional. In a game-changer for the legal fight over same-sex marriage that gives credence
to opponents' "slippery slope" arguments, a federal judge has now ruled that the legal reasoning for same-sex marriage means that laws against
polygamy are likewise unconstitutional. In his 91-page opinion in Brown v. Buhman, on Dec. 13, U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups struck
down Utah's law making polygamy a crime. In so doing, he may have opened Pandora's Box.
Judge Orders Colo. Cake-Maker to Serve
Gay Couples. A baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony must serve gay couples despite his religious beliefs
or face fines, a judge said Friday [12/6/2013].
Same-Sex Weddings 17 Percent of
Washington Marriages. Gay weddings made up 17 percent of marriages in Washington this past year, the first year gay marriages
were legal in the state, state officials reported Wednesday [12/4/2013].
overwhelmingly vote against same-sex marriage in a referendum. A majority of Croatians voted in a referendum Sunday [12/1/2013]
to ban gay marriages in what is a major victory for the Catholic Church-backed conservatives in the European Union's newest nation.
expects to be defrocked for gay wedding. Frank Schaefer gets to keep calling himself a Methodist pastor — at least
for the next 30 days. The United Methodist clergyman convicted of breaking church law for officiating at his son's same-sex
wedding was suspended late Tuesday [11/26/2013], and ordered by a jury of his fellow pastors to surrender his credentials in a month if he
can't bring himself to adhere to the laws of the church's Book of Discipline.
sued for refusing to take pictures at lesbian couple's ceremony goes to the Supreme Court. A photographer sued by a lesbian couple after
she refused to take pictures at their commitment ceremony is taking her fight for religious freedom to the Supreme Court. Elaine Huguenin, who
runs a photography business in Albuquerque, New Mexico, refused to take the snaps for the happy day of Vanessa Willock and Misti Collinsworth in 2006.
The women then filed a discrimination lawsuit again Ms Huguenin. New Mexico law prohibits businesses from discriminating against people based
on their sexuality.
Lawmakers approve gay marriage in
Illinois. Lawmakers approved gay marriage Tuesday [11/5/2013] in a historic vote that saw supporters overcome cultural, racial and geographic
divides and put Illinois in line with a growing number of states that have extended the right to wed to same-sex couples.
Obamas 'overjoyed' as
Illinois moves to OK gay marriage. In the wake of the Illinois state House's vote Tuesday [11/5/2013] to approve gay marriage, President
Obama said that he and first lady Michelle Obama are "overjoyed for all the committed couples in Illinois whose love will now be as legal as ours."
Mr. Obama's home state is now expected to become the 15th to legalize same-sex unions after the bill heads to the Democrat-controlled state Senate,
where the measure almost surely will pass.
Chris Christie drops gay marriage challenge.
Gov. Chris Christie dropped his appeal to legalized same-sex marriages on Monday [10/21/2013], hours after gay couples began immediately taking advantage of a court
ruling that compelled the state to become the 14th in the nation to recognize same-sex nuptials.
N.J. offices add hours for marriage sign up.
City halls in several New Jersey cities and towns are adding extra office hours over the weekend to accept marriage license applications now that same-sex
marriage has been given the green light by the state's highest court.
Does Faith = Hate? This summer's Windsor decision
from the Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act, but it did not declare a constitutional right to gay marriage. Yet even Maggie
Gallagher, the country's most tireless and high-profile opponent of same-sex marriage, now believes such an outcome is a foregone conclusion.
"It's clear that the courts are going to shut down the marriage debate and impose gay marriage uniformly," she says. "There is not yet a
unified sense of where we go from here, except for this: there is an accelerating awareness that the consequence of marriage equality is
going to be extremely negative for traditionalist Christians."
Law Extends Insurance to Fertility Treatments for Same-Sex, Unmarried Couples. A new California law signed by Governor Jerry Brown and set
to go into effect in January 2014 gives homosexual and unmarried couples the right to have their fertility treatments covered by insurance.
Heterosexual married couples were already covered.
The Editor asks...
Why would same-sex couples care about feritility?
Brown signs bill to allow children more than two legal parents.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that will allow children in California to have more than two legal parents, a measure opposed by some conservative
groups as an attack on the traditional family. Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) said he authored the measure to address the changes in family structure in
California, including situations in which same-sex couples have a child with an opposite-sex biological parent.
Airmen Threatened, Harassed For Refusing To Support Gay Marriage. A military that's hostile to Christianity will fall to pieces over the long haul
because there simply aren't enough Muslims, atheists, homosexuals and liberals that want to join the military to keep it staffed. Since liberals detest the
military anyway, that's not going to trouble them, but the rest of us should be concerned.
Airmen say Air Force is punishing evangelical
Christians. Evangelical Christian airmen at Lackland Air Force Base are facing severe threats and retribution for their religious beliefs and some
personnel have been ordered to publicly express their position on gay marriage. "There is an atmosphere of intimidation at Lackland Air Force Base," said
Steve Branson, the pastor of Village Parkway Baptist Church in San Antonio. "Gay commanders and officers are pushing their agenda on the airmen.
There is a culture of fear in the military and it's gone to a new level with the issue of homosexuality."
Broadcaster Fired for Opposing Same-Sex
Marriage Blasts Fox Sports for Religious Discrimination. This is not just a blatant case of religious discrimination in violation
of law. It is not merely an example of yet another step in the media's attempt to silence those of a traditional perspective on same-sex
marriage. It is a story that traces up much higher in the national FOX Sports organization than the regional network.
Broadcaster Fired for Opposing Same-Sex
Marriage Blasts Fox Sports for Religious Discrimination. This is not just a blatant case of religious discrimination in violation
of law. It is not merely an example of yet another step in the media's attempt to silence those of a traditional perspective on same-sex
marriage. It is a story that traces up much higher in the national FOX Sports organization than the regional network.
The Editor says...
Activists on the left sometimes say, "Same-sex marriage doesn't harm you, so why are you opposed to it?" As more and more cases like that of
Craig James come to light, and people lose their jobs due to political correctness, the answer will be self-evident.
College Rescinds Invitation to Speaker Defending Same-Sex Marriage. Providence College, a Roman Catholic school in Rhode Island, has
canceled a lecture in support of same-sex marriage on Thursday by a gay philosophy professor, citing a church document that says that "Catholic
institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles."
Francis excommunicates pro-gay marriage priest. He's not the liberal the media wants. Actually what the Pope was saying was that he
wants the Church to talk more about what it's for than what it's against. But that doesn't mean it won't still be against
those things that contradict its teachings and traditions. Just ask Greg Reynolds of Melbourne — a priest who appears to have
been both defrocked and excommunicated because of his radical views on women clergy and gay marriage.
Civil union doesn't allow Kentucky woman to avoid testifying against same-sex partner. A Kentucky judge has ruled that the
same-sex partner of a woman charged with murder must testify against her and isn't protected by the husband-wife privilege under state law.
Marriage "legalized" in all 50 states by a Bureaucratic Tyrant. In an almost unnoticed development, the Labor Department this week ordered all
employers in the United States, whether they operate in a state that recognizes gay marriage or not, to give health benefits, pension benefits, and 401(k)
privileges to the "spouses" of homosexuals. Tom Perez, the labor secretary, made it clear that this ruling applies in all 50 states, not just the 13
which have foolishly recognized marriage based on the infamous crime against nature. Thus same-sex marriage has now been imposed by bureaucratic fiat on
the 37 states who have refused to recognize it.
Football analyst fired for criticizing
homosexuality. Fox Sports fired college football analyst Craig James last Monday [9/9/2013] after a video surfaced in which
he said he opposed homosexual civil unions.
Christian baker hounded by gays to close shop:
My faith in God 'has grown'. An Oregon baker with Christian beliefs who was forced to shut down operations after refusing to make a cake for a planned
same-sex wedding says her faith in God has not wavered — and in fact, has grown stronger because of the ordeal. Aaron and Melissa Klein, who claim
a Christian faith, operated the Gresham, Ore., shop, Sweet Cakes by Melissa. In May, because of their religious beliefs, the Kleins turned down a request
from a lesbian couple, Rachel Cryer and Laurel Bowmann, to bake a cake for their upcoming wedding.
Gay Inmates in California Can Get Married.
With the demise of Proposition 8 — the gay marriage ban — gay inmates in California can get married to their same-sex partners, the Associated Press
has reported. In an August 30 memo, state prison officials stated that due to the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that "effectively invalidated" Proposition 8,
they "must accept and process applications for a same-sex marriage between an inmate and a non-incarcerated person in the community, in the same manner as they do between opposite
Air Force cracking down on Christians.
Senior Master Sgt. Phillip Monk found himself at odds with his Lackland Air Force Base commander after he objected to her plans to severely punish an
instructor who had expressed religious objections to homosexuality. During the conversation, his commander ordered him to share his personal views
on homosexuality. "I was relieved of my position because I don't agree with my commander's position on gay marriage," he told me. "We've been
told that if you publicly say that homosexuality is wrong, you are in violation of Air Force policy."
V.A. to Provide Spousal Benefits to Gays,
Administration Says. The Obama administration on Wednesday [9/4/2013] escalated its effort to dismantle federal barriers to same-sex marriages,
announcing that the Department of Veterans Affairs would immediately begin providing spousal benefits to gay men and lesbians despite a federal statute that
limits such benefits to veterans' spouses who are "of the opposite sex."
closes after LGBT threats, protests. A family-owned Christian bakery, under investigation for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian
couple, has been forced to close its doors after a vicious boycott by militant homosexual activists. Sweet Cakes By Melissa posted a message on its
Facebook page alerting customers that their Gresham, Ore. retail store would be shut down after months of harassment from pro-gay marriage forces.
Texas Guard refuses to process same-sex
benefits. The Texas National Guard refused to process requests from same-sex couples for benefits on Tuesday [9/3/2013], citing the state
constitution's ban on gay marriage, despite a Pentagon directive to do so. Pentagon officials said Texas appeared to be the only state that
planned to turn gay and lesbian couples away on Tuesday, the first working day that gays in the military may apply for benefits.
The 'Human Rights' Juggernaut. On
August 22, the New Mexico supreme court unanimously ruled that a wedding photographer broke the law by refusing to photograph a same-sex
commitment ceremony. While gay rights advocates are celebrating this latest in a string of legal and political victories, the outcome
of Elane Photography v. Vanessa Willock has alarmed religious liberty advocates. And it could end up having a profound influence
on First Amendment jurisprudence.
Justice Ginsburg to officiate at same-sex wedding.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will officiate at a same-sex wedding this weekend in what is believed to be a first for a member of the
nation's highest court.
bylaws after gay marriage ruling. Worried they could be sued by gay couples, some churches are changing their bylaws to reflect their view that the
Bible allows only marriage between one man and one woman.
New Mexico photographer loses gay marriage
case. A commercial photography business owned by opponents of same-sex marriage violated New Mexico's anti-discrimination law by refusing to take
pictures of a gay couple's commitment ceremony, the state's highest court ruled unanimously Thursday [8/22/2013].
NM Supreme Court Finds
Refusing to Photograph Gay Wedding Illegal. The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that, by refusing to photograph a gay wedding, a
photography studio violated the New Mexico Human Rights Act (NMHRA). The court found that Elane Photography's refusal to serve Vanessa Willock violated
the act, which "prohibits a public accommodation from refusing to offer its services to a person based on that person's sexual orientation," according to
Reserving the right to refuse service.
In yet another topic sure to enrage, Sterling Beard — writing at The Corner — catches up with the latest news on a strange
case coming to us from New Mexico. It's now gone all the way to the state Supreme Court, and the story may be at an end. In case you
hadn't heard, wedding photographers can't refuse to take pictures at a gay wedding or they have violated the New Mexico Human Rights Act.
The Editor says...
Notice if you will that the homosexuals have "human rights" but the rest of us don't.
New Mexico Takes a Stab at
Nullifying the Constitution. Given that a person exercises his religion by living his life in harmony with his beliefs, any
attempt by government to force people to commit sins is a clear and direct repudiation of the targeted individual's First Amendment rights.
Nonetheless, the New Mexico Supreme Court has found that a photographer who declined to photograph a gay "wedding" was at fault.
Tolerance, Health and Fascism.
Last week, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled that an event photographer's refusal on religious grounds to shoot the commitment ceremony of a same-sex
couple amounted to illegal discrimination. The photographer had never objected to photographing gays. She did not, however, wish to be part
of a ceremony to which she religiously objected. In America today, thanks to myriad laws and progressive justices, people can go to prison for
refusing to participate in an event to which they object. This is what happened to a florist in Washington state who had always sold flowers to
gay customers but refused to be the florist for a gay wedding: sued and fined.
Clerks must issue marriage licenses to gay couples. On Monday, Judge Alan Malott ruled it unconstitutional to ban same-sex couples from
getting married in Bernalillo County. Malott ruled that the Bernalillo and Santa Fe county clerks must grant marriage licenses to gay
couples who apply for them.
Airmen Punished for Objecting to Gay Marriage.
A 19-year veteran of the Air Force said he was relieved of his duties after he disagreed with his openly gay commander when she wanted to severely punish an instructor who had
expressed religious objections to homosexuality. "I was relieved of my position because I don't agree with my commander's position on gay marriage," Senior Master Sgt.
Phillip Monk told Fox News. "We've been told that if you publicly say that homosexuality is wrong, you are in violation of Air Force policy."
Airman opposed to gay
marriage files complaint after being transferred. A senior Air Force NCO who says he was punished because of his opposition to gay
marriage this week filed a formal complaint against his commander, claiming she violated his religious beliefs. Senior Master Sgt. Phillip
Monk, a 19-year airman serving at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, claims he was relieved of his duties and reassigned following a heated exchange
over the hot-button social issue.
California Supreme Court rejects bid to revive
Prop. 8. The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday [8/14/2013] to revive Proposition 8, ending the last remaining legal challenge to same-sex
marriage in the state. Meeting in closed session, the state high court rejected arguments by ProtectMarriage, Proposition 8's sponsors, that only an
appellate court could overturn a statewide law.
DOD: Gay Troops Will Get Extra
Time Off to Go to Same-Sex Marriage States and Get Hitched. The U.S. Defense Department announced on Wednesday that it will make "spousal and
family benefits" available no later than Sept. 3, 2013, regardless of sexual orientation, for all service members who can provide a valid marriage
certificate. And what about same-sex military couples who live in a state where same-sex marriage is not allowed? No problem.
Maternity, sick leave for gay spouses OK'd at Labor
Dept. Urged by President Obama to extend sweeping federal benefits to legally married same-sex couples following a court victory for gay rights, the Department
of Labor Friday told employees that spousal leave for maternity and long-term illness will be included with other federal benefits like retirement. Newly-installed
Labor Secretary Thomas Perez is moving swiftly to provide benefits to the spouses of gay and lesbian employees now that the Defense of Marriage Act is dead, the result of
a June Supreme Court decision.
judge orders Ohio to recognize gay marriage performed in Maryland. Needless to say, if other courts follow this lead, we'll
have coast-to-coast legal gay marriage as a matter of Full Faith and Credit with the only limitation on gay couples their ability to travel
to a pro-SSM state temporarily to get hitched. The Windsor decision that the court cites here in support of its ruling held that
Section 3 of DOMA, which bars the federal government from recognizing gay marriages performed in pro-SSM states, is unconstitutional.
professor says gay marriage likely to lead to legalized incest, polygamy. In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's two recent rulings
validating gay marriage, a Boston College Law School professor has come out and admitted what gay marriage adversaries have long argued:
incest and polygamy are just around the bend.
Forced To Live In Obama's World Of Fantasy.
The most difficult of times are when we are forced to live in the fantasy world of those granted the power to govern. Obama's primary fantasy
is Marxism and it is summed up in his belief that a country prospers when it "redistributes" wealth from those who have prospered to those who may
not even wish to work. [...] By Marxist standards, Obama was successful in the way the auto industry, banking sector, and, of course, the nation's
health system were essentially nationalized. Yet another of Obama's fantasies was rubber-stamped by the Supreme Court's decision that
Americans are now expected — required — to accept that it is permissible and reasonable for a man to marry a man and
a woman to marry a woman.
Playing Fast and Loose with
Marriage and the Constitution. [Scroll down] Scalia then gets to the rationale behind the high court's declaring DOMA
unconstitutional: "The majority has declared open season on any law that (in the opinion of the law's opponents and any panel of
like-minded federal judges) can be characterized as mean-spirited ... It is one thing for a society to elect change; it is another for a
court of law to impose change by adjudging those who oppose it hostes humani generis, enemies of the human race." The high
court ruling, therefore, redefines heterosexuals as breeding stock in the service of humanity-extinguishing homosexual, same-sex unions.
divorce, the next frontier. [I]f Pennsylvania doesn't recognize you as being married, its courts have no authority to divorce you.
decision to immediately permit gay marriages is challenged. While California county clerks process marriage applications
for gay couples Sunday [6/30/2013], attorneys for supporters of Proposition 8 are waiting for a response to the emergency appeal
they filed Saturday evening with the U.S. Supreme Court, saying the rule of law has not been followed.
So Fast: New Supreme Court Filing as California Jumps the Gun on Gay Marriage. Lawyers for traditional marriage
today [6/30/2013] filed an emergency application with Justice Anthony Kennedy at the Supreme Court, asking him to order that
California officials not commence gay marriages unless and until they have the lawful power to do so. California
has jumped to resume what is still illegal activity — which is how the controversy started in California in 2004.
Even Sodom and Gomorrah didn't have parades in the streets to celebrate their perversion.
Candidates Strut Their Stuff at
Post-DOMA Pride Parade. Days after the dismantlement of the Defense of Marriage Act in a landmark Supreme Court ruling,
the celebration is still going strong in the streets of New York City. Thousands of people flooded Fifth Avenue this afternoon,
decked out in every imaginable shade, waving rainbow flags in varying amounts of clothing for the city's annual gay pride parade.
Mock 'Marriage' Will Criminalize
Christianity. While poorly decided U.S. Supreme Court cases are a dime a dozen, prior to last Wednesday, two stood out
among the most wretched and constitutionally groundless in American History. First was the 1857 Dred Scott decision.
Among other things, it robbed African-Americans of both their U.S. citizenship and their dignity. Next came the 1973 ruling
in Roe v. Wade. It has robbed over 55 million U.S. citizens of their very lives. For the first time in
American history, the high court imagined a phantom constitutional right for women to dismember alive their own pre-born children.
Both of these cases are blights on American history.
Gay marriage fight
now becomes a religious liberty fight. The next offensive in this culture war will involve wielding government to force
individuals to accept the new definition of marriage, falsely invoking analogies to civil rights. As a prototype, consider the
assault on the liberty of Elaine Huguenin, the wedding photographer in New Mexico. In 2006, a couple asked her to photograph their
wedding. When she learned the couple were lesbians, she declined, explaining that pursuant to her faith, she only photographed
man-woman weddings. The couple got a different photographer, but they sued Huguenin.
another love that now dares speak its name again. Long ago, and far away, we predicted that once the legal standard for
equal protection of the law as to marriage became "love" and consenting adults, without regard to gender, there would be no rational
basis upon which to limit the number to two.
Benefits extended to
same-sex spouses of federal workers. Same-sex spouses of federal employees will be able to take advantage of their partner's health
insurance and retirement benefits, according to new federal guidance issued on Friday [6/28/2013. Just two days after the Supreme Court gutted
a key section of the Defense of Marriage Act, the federal government is taking steps to extend benefits to spouses of all of its employees, regardless
of their sex. Elaine Kaplan, acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, sent a memorandum to heads of agencies and departments across
the federal government outlining the benefits to which same-sex spouses are now entitled. Among those are healthcare coverage, life insurance and
gay marriage, now inevitable. Under the Defense of Marriage Act, the federal government does not recognize same-sex marriages even in
states that have legalized it. This week, the Supreme Court ruled DOMA unconstitutional. There are two possible grounds, distinct and in
some ways contradictory, for doing so. The curious thing about the court's DOMA decision is that it contains both rationales.
Worse Than It Sounds, and
It Cannot Be Cabined. These decisions, handed down by the Court today, [...] lay down the predicates for litigation that will
clearly unfold now, and with short steps sure to come, virtually all of the barriers to same-sex marriage in this country can be swept away.
Even constitutional amendments, passed by so many of the states, can be overridden now.
Hires GOProud Director to Propel Same-Sex Marriage Outreach 'Particularly' to Tea Party. The American Civil Liberties Union has hired the
outgoing executive director of Republican gay-rights group GOProud to lead an effort to bring GOPs on the side of same-sex marriage. Jimmy LaSalvia,
the founder of GOProud, will work with the ACLU to do outreach to gay conservatives, "particularly within the Tea Party," the ACLU said. LaSalvia will
be joining another ACLU hire in the $10 million nationwide campaign, Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) senior presidential campaign adviser Steve Schmidt.
Pentagon Extends Benefits to Same-Sex Spouses.
Hours after the Supreme Court ruling, the Pentagon announced that it would move to quickly extend all benefits given to opposite sex spouses to same-sex
couples including medical, dental and housing allowances. Defense officials also said that same sex spouses would have the same rights to be buried
alongside war veterans buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
Obama calls US 'better
off' after Defense of Marriage Act overturned. President Obama on Wednesday [6/26/2013] praised the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the federal
Defense of Marriage Act, calling the nation "better off" in the wake of the historic ruling. "I applaud the Supreme Court's decision to strike down
the Defense of Marriage Act," Obama said aboard Air Force One, en route to a weeklong trip in Africa. "This was discrimination enshrined in
law. It treated loving, committed gay and lesbian couples as a separate and lesser class of people. The Supreme Court has righted that wrong,
and our country is better off for it."
The Editor says...
Interesting. Mr. Obama doesn't like "discrimination enshrined in law." How does he feel about affirmative action,
hate crime laws, and reverse discrimination?
Burial at Arlington Now Among Benefits for
Military's Same-Sex Spouses. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the Pentagon "welcomes" the Supreme Court's gutting of the Defense of
Marriage Act and "will immediately begin the process" of making the same benefits available to all military spouses, regardless of sexual orientation,
as soon as possible. "That is now the law, and it is the right thing to do," Hagel said in a statement issued on Wednesday. "The policies
governing burial at Arlington National Cemetery will apply equally to same-sex and opposite-sex spouses," the announcement said.
National Cathedral Rings Bells to Cheer
Gay Marriage. The National Cathedral is pealing its church bells, along with some other Washington churches, to celebrate the Supreme
Court's decisions on gay marriage.
Who Are the Real Bigots on Gay
Marriage? Justice Anthony Kennedy did the cause of gay marriage no favors when he ruled that the purpose of laws that uphold traditional
marriage was to "disparage and injure" same-sex couples. By casting support for traditional marriage falsely as bigotry, he undermined the
legitimacy of the holding in the case. Worse, he implictly excused the real — not imagined — bigotry of some
gay marriage supporters against their opponents.
Supreme Court: Defenders of Traditional Marriage are Enemies of the Human Race.
In one fell swoop, the United States Supreme Court in United States v. Windsor killed the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), thereby assuring that
same-sex "marriages" recognized under State laws must be treated as marriages under Federal law. The immediate result of the majority holding is to
open up to the partners of same-sex "marriage" thousands of benefits, including estate tax exemptions, social security benefits, the ability to
file joint tax returns, and so forth. But that result is not the worst of it. What is worse is what the opinion forebodes.
decision triggers massive overhaul of regulations. The Supreme Court's decision to overturn the ban on federal benefits for gay couples
is sure to trigger a mammoth effort to change hundreds of regulations and laws across the breadth of government. The scope of the high court's
ruling goes far beyond Social Security checks and joint tax returns. Its implications extend to everything from policies at the Pentagon to the
immigration reform bill now being debated in Congress. Within hours of the ruling, President Obama directed Attorney General Eric Holder and
other members of his Cabinet to begin poring over relevant federal statutes and regulations that might need to be adjusted in light of the 5-4 decision
to strike down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Obama: Gay couples no longer
treated as 'lesser class of people'. President Obama placed congratulatory phone calls to the gay rights activists who prevailed in a
pair of Supreme Court cases Wednesday, telling them he was proud of their efforts and pleased that the Defense of Marriage Act and a ruling restricting
gay marriage in California had been overturned. "We're proud of you guys, and we're proud to have this in California," Obama told Kris Perry and
Sandy Stier, the plaintiffs who challenged California's anti-gay marriage Proposition 8. The call, placed from Air Force One as the president
and the first family traveled to Senegal, was broadcast live on MSNBC while the couple was being interviewed.
Utah polygamist family celebrating DOMA
ruling, saying it could help in plural marriage cases. Members of a Utah polygamist family lauded the U.S. Supreme Court's decision
Wednesday to strike down a provision in the federal Defense of Marriage Act, saying it's a step toward changing perceptions of people like them as
The Editor says...
Of course it will help the polygamists; it will also help the people who want to marry horses and sheep.
Supreme Court strikes down DOMA
provision, paves way for gay marriage in California. In a big day for gay-rights advocates, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a
federal provision denying benefits to legally married gay couples and issued a separate ruling that paves the way for same-sex marriages to resume in
California. Cheers erupted on the steps of the high court, as the rulings were handed down. The latter decision did not speak to the
constitutionality of gay marriage bans in California, or in the country as a whole. The court avoided a broad ruling, and rather, determined
that the defenders of California's Proposition 8 ban on gay marriage did not have the standing to appeal lower court rulings against the ban.
Now the defense of marriage begins.
A couple of hours after the decisions were announced, President Obama's Organizing for Action sent an email to supporters stating that the rulings
were "a call to action." "This is a fight we will win," Mr. Obama's team announced. "We will go state by state if we have to. And
OFA is going to be there every step of the way." With each court decision in favor of same-sex marriage, the country takes another step away
from the vision of our Founders, who understood that American exceptionalism is rooted in Judeo-Christian values — values that include
the biblical definition of marriage. They understood that our freedom is based not on the liberty to do what we please, but on liberty that
comes from God, who teaches that only a virtuous people can remain free.
Obama: I won't make churches conduct gay
marriages. President Obama, in his statement hailing the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act, promised that
he wouldn't try to force religious institutions to conduct gay marriages. "On an issue as sensitive as this, knowing that Americans hold a wide
range of views based on deeply held beliefs, maintaining our nation's commitment to religious freedom is also vital," Obama said. "How religious
institutions define and consecrate marriage has always been up to those institutions. Nothing about this decision — which applies only
to civil marriages — changes that."
'High-Handed' Kennedy Has Declared Us 'Enemies of the Human Race'. Dissenting from this morning's opinion on the Defense of Marriage
Act, Justice Antonin Scalia — as expected — holds nothing back. In a ripping dissent, Scalia says that Justice Anthony
Kennedy and his colleagues in the majority have resorted to calling opponents of gay marriage "enemies of the human race."
Right revives effort to amend
Constitution to ban gay marriage. House conservatives will seek to reintroduce a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage following
the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday [6/26/2013]. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) said he and other
lawmakers would begin efforts to revive the Federal Marriage Amendment in the coming days.
IRS Could Revoke Non-Profit
Status for Religious Institutions Refusing to Perform Same-Sex Marriages. The DOMA decision makes clear that marriage is a state-to-state
issue, meaning that religious institutions that receive non-profit status on the federal level but do not perform or accept same-sex marriages in states
where it is legal could have non-profit status revoked. Furthermore, should the IRS move to revoke federal non-profit status for churches,
synagogues and mosques that do not perform same-sex marriage more generally, the Court could easily justify that decision on the basis of
"eradicating discrimination" in religious education.
What's wrong with Same-Sex Marriage?
[Scroll down] Unfortunately, the institution of marriage is currently being attacked by several forces that, deliberately or inadvertently, are
destroying it and thereby undermining our society. [...] But whatever the causes, the debasement of the concepts of marriage and family will destroy us.
Lycurgus achieved it in ancient Sparta and produced a nation of racist brutes. The USSR tried it, with partial success, in the last century and begat
a dysfunctional society that is now painfully groping its way back to normality. These are hardly encouraging precedents.
Next Society-Wrecking Agenda Item: 'Monogamy
Is Unnatural'. Brightening up my Monday morning (not) is an item carried at CNN.com last Friday whose headline basically tells loyal, faithful spouses
that they're nature-defying freaks who in the vast majority of cases are ignorantly honoring an institution which doesn't make any sense. Meghan Laslocky
doesn't have the gumption to use those words. But what else are we supposed to conclude from a column entitled "Face it: Monogamy is unnatural"?
Holder: More to Be Done for LGBTs,
No Matter How SCOTUS Rules on DOMA, Prop 8. Attorney General Eric Holder hosted a "pride" event for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and
transgenders at the Justice Department on Tuesday, telling attendees that the homosexual agenda will be a "priority" during the remainder of his
time as the nation's top cop. "The fact remains that across the country far too many LBGT Americans suffer discrimination each and every
day," Holder said.
Censoring the 'Anti-Gay' Viewpoint.
The media elites have never been less interested in objectivity than they are right now on "gay marriage." They don't wear rainbow flags
on their lapels when they appear on television, but the coverage speaks for itself. [...] In many corners of the liberal media, the space for
a social conservative to argue against "marriage equality" is vanishing before our eyes. It becomes twice as difficult [as] more and more
anchors and reporters come out and declare themselves gay, and then the gay lobby expects those journalists to perform with perfect obedience
to their agenda.
Flour power isn't sweet on gay marriage;
bakeries snub same-sex couples' weddings. Supporters of same-sex marriage are taking their fight to new venues daily —
first to the courts, then to state legislatures, and now to bakeries. The owner of a Colorado bakery who refused to bake a wedding cake
for a gay couple is fighting a civil-rights complaint filed May 31 by the attorney general's office. A hearing is scheduled for
Sept. 23 before an administrative-law judge in Denver.
Hits Red Light in Blue Illinois. What same-sex marriage advocates won in the Illinois Senate on Valentine's Day 2013 was
just reversed. After weeks and months of hard work to accomplish what should have been easy, gay Democrat sponsor Greg Harris
could not muster the votes, while Democratic Speaker of the House, Michael Madigan, did not even call for a vote to establish same
sex marriage in Illinois.
Washington state and the
ACLU sue florist for refusing to sell flowers for gay wedding because of Christian beliefs. The American Civil Liberties
Union joined the state of Washington by filing its own lawsuit on Thursday [5/30/2013] against Arlene's Flowers and its proprietor,
Barronelle Stutzman, over the woman's refusal to sell flowers for a same-sex wedding.
RI Bishop on Gay Marriage: We've
Entered 'Post-Christian Era'. Bishop Thomas Tobin, head of the Catholic diocese of Providence, said the "gay marriage" bill
signed into law in Rhode Island by its governor, Lincoln Chafee, constituted a "new challenge of the post-Christian era into which,
clearly, we have now entered."
Rep. Paul Ryan Now Backs Adoption of Children by
Homosexuals. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), the 2012 Republican vice presidential candidate, used to oppose adoption of children by homosexuals
but now says it is okay for gays to adopt kids and that he would vote to support such a policy. The Catholic faith, which Ryan professes, teaches
that such adoptions "are contrary to the divine plan" of God and Pope Francis has said that gay adoption is a form of discrimination against children.
marriage benefits unconstitutional. Local governments and school districts that offer marriage benefits to same-sex
partners are violating the state constitution, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott stated in an opinion Monday [4/29/2013].
The Gay Marriage Slippery Slope Started? Slate Writer Calls for Legalizing Polygamy. We are constantly reassured that
recognizing gay marriage will not lead to the recognition of other unions, such as polygamous or incestuous ones. As a conservative
who supports gay marriage, and has done so for quite some time, I bought into these reassurances in good faith. Now I am starting to
wonder if I've been hoodwinked.
Fighting for Gay Marriage Involves Lying. As a skeptic on
whether government redefinition of marriage is a good idea, I find the people who have thought quite a bit about it — on either side — far
and away the most interesting. They alone seem to talk about things beyond the cliches.
A Response to Bill O'Reilly
on Homosexuality and Marriage. Bill O'Reilly's cavalier attitude toward something so serious is quite astonishing.
And, as his April 3 nationally televised tussle with conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham reveals, his attitude on this matter
is also intellectually superficial. This is not an issue for Americans of any persuasion to take lightly. It seems to me that
serious fundamental issues of law and justice are involved.
Is Traditional Marriage Toast?
Gay marriage does not mean, at its core, equal access to marriage. It means the redefinition of marriage, its transvaluation.
It means expanding and swelling marriage until it bursts at the seams, leaving something unrecognizable.
Proof that sexual preference carries more weight than religious freedom:
WA State Sues Florist for Refusing to Service
Gay Wedding. There is no question that rank-and-file gay couples of all political stripes are sincere in their desire to enjoy the benefits and status that
come with marriage. There is no sinister agenda at work in the issue of same-sex marriage among the masses. But the same cannot be said of the organized left
who have always intended to use the issue of gay marriage as a vehicle to destroy the Christian Church and marginalize Christians.
WA State Atty Gen Violates
Christian Florist's Constitutional Rights. A Christian florist in Washington State, who declined to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding because she
objects for religious reasons, is being taken to court by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson. This case could ultimately lead the U.S. Supreme Court to
revisit one of its past mistakes.
School Cancels Santorum Speech
over Marriage Views. A Michigan high school canceled a speech by former Sen. Rick Santorum after teachers became outraged over his
opposition to gay marriage and threatened to stage protests and a possible work stoppage. Santorum had been invited to deliver a upcoming
speech on leadership by the Young Americans for Freedom chapter at Gross Pointe South High School. But the speech was canceled on Monday [4/8/2013]
after the school district's superintendent heard from angry teachers.
Gay Marriage: Bill O'Reilly Misses the
Point. Before central control out of Washington was imposed in 2003, policy arguments for criminalizing homosexual acts were won
explicitly "with that." And because of "that," the idea of gay marriage has been unthinkable throughout the history of the American
nation. [...] Barack Obama was for gay marriage (1996) before he was against it (2004 Senate race; 2008 presidential race) before he was for it
Michigan gay marriage backers urged to skip Communion. A Detroit professor
and legal adviser to the Vatican says Catholics who promote gay marriage should not try to receive holy Communion, a key part of Catholic identity.
And the archbishop of Detroit, Allen Vigneron, said Sunday that Catholics who receive Communion while advocating gay marriage would "logically bring
shame for a double-dealing that is not unlike perjury."
Definition Of Marriage; What Can We
Learn From Islam? In their eagerness to achieve their goals, the pro gay marriage enthusiasts are marching towards what they perceive as
progress and modernity while ignoring lessons from other cultures, history, basic human nature and the horrific and negative unintended consequences
of redefining "marriage".
"Married" Homosexuals Go to Trial for Raping Adopted Boys. Here is something you will be
seeing a lot more of, as relentless media brainwashing allows liberals to ram through the homosexual agenda. But don't expect it to lead off the
Keywords: serial rape, incest, sodomy, pedophiles, Mark 9:42, Luke 17:2.
Gay Connecticut couple accused of
raping adopted children will face trial. The case of a same-sex Connecticut couple accused of repeatedly raping and abusing two of
their nine adopted boys is headed for trial. Married couple George Harasz and Douglas Wirth of Glastonbury were supposed to be sentenced
Friday [4/5/2013] in Hartford Superior Court under a plea deal, but instead withdrew from their agreement with prosecutors.
How to fight the left-wing hate
machine. Judging from the oral arguments in the two gay marriage cases before the Supreme Court this week, it appears the
federal Defense of Marriage Act will be ruled unconstitutional on federalism grounds, and that the court will punt on California's
same-sex marriage law, effectively allowing every state to define marriage as it wishes. That is not good enough for the progressive
movement. Progressives want marriage to be redefined in every state to include same-sex relationships. And they will not
stop there, either.
Judicial Tyranny? In response to the court's sodomy ruling
last term, conservatives are talking about passing a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman. It's really
touching how conservatives keep trying to figure out what constitutional mechanisms are available to force the courts to acknowledge the existence of
the Constitution. But what is the point of a constitutional amendment when judges won't read the Constitution we already have?
biased against traditional marriage, says advocate. [Brian] Brown: "This is the potential Roe v. Wade of our
time, and you turn on cable and it's all about Tiger Woods saying winning takes care of everything." More: "I think on the
cable networks, the coverage has not been great at all. Even on Fox News, we find it difficult to get broadcast time airing our
views." Though Brown notes that he was on Fox last weekend, his organization and allies are having increasing difficulty getting
equal time for their views vis-a-vis opposing ones.
Threatens Judicial Imperialism. In the last half-century American society has undergone nothing less than a social revolution.
The left would have us believe this upheaval bubbled up from the masses, but most of the radical change was handed down from on high by
elites — in Hollywood, the press, academe, and, not least, the legal profession. To take one area, censorship of word and
image, the hard-charging attorney who in the '50s and '60s litigated smut into art, Charles Rembar, 45 years ago admitted that First
Amendment protection of sexually explicit materials was something very new.
Legislating from the Bench on Gay
Marriage. A political legislature known as the U.S. Supreme Court held a purely-legislative hearing about homosexual marriage
on March 26. The hearing debated raw policy preferences and speculated about benefits for and against homosexual marriage.
To anyone trained in the law, it violated almost every law and rule of the U.S. Supreme Court. Only a lawyer willing to 'tell' on his
profession can reveal how disturbing was the High Court's oral argument in Hollingsworth v. Perry.
Obama's Actions Over Law Questioned.
President Barack Obama believes the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, but continues to enforce it. That stance came in for
serious criticism Wednesday from conservative members of the Supreme Court, and led the justices to tackle some thorny procedural questions.
A Social Experiment Without
Science Behind It. The claimed right to same-sex marriage is not in the Constitution or in the court's precedents, so
the court must decide whether to impose a new law making marriage into a new and different institution. The justices are
unlikely to take so momentous a step unless they are persuaded that granting this new right to same-sex couples will not harm
children or ultimately undermine the health of our society.
Marriage Is the Media's Vehicle, Destination Is to Destroy the Church. If anyone wants to argue that the same government
currently forcing religious institutions to purchase the abortion pill through ObamaCare will not eventually use civil rights violations
in order to attempt to force the Church to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies — good luck with that. But this would
have been unthinkable five years ago.
Rights Activist: 'No Comparison' Between Civil Rights, Gay Rights Movement. Civil rights activist Rev. William Owens, who
is founder and president of the Coalition of African-American Pastors, said Tuesday [3/26/2013] there is no comparison between the civil
rights movement and the gay community's fight for same-sex marriage.
Conservative justices rip Obama.
The Supreme Court's conservative justices on Wednesday [3/27/2013] were sharply critical of President Obama's approach to a federal law on same-sex
marriage. Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder decided in 2011 that the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.
They quit defending it in the courts, but directed federal agencies to continue to comply with the law.
'Til the Supreme Court Do Us Part.
America's cultural and media elites are attempting to browbeat the High Court into coercing the country into recognizing same-sex marriage
by casting opponents as bigots for holding a position that President Obama held less than a year ago. This bigotry label apparently
applies even to those who favor gay marriage but would rather settle the matter democratically, state to state.
Will Walk if GOP Backs Gay Marriage. In an exclusive interview with Newsmax TV, former Arkansas Gov. Huckabee —
and [sic] ordained Southern Baptist minister — was asked if he sees the GOP ever pivoting and backing gay marriage.
"They might. And if they do, they're going to lose a large part of their base because evangelicals will take a walk," he responds.
Is It Time to Legalize Heterosexual
Marriage? There is a hollow quality to the current debate over homosexual marriage. Socially conservative pundits argue
that legalization of homosexual marriage would be destructive to the institution of traditional heterosexual marriage. But nowhere is it
mentioned that the institution of traditional heterosexual marriage itself is rapidly becoming an antique, largely due to the proliferation of
no-fault divorce laws beginning in the 1970s.
The Price of Gay
Marriage: The Galvanic Corrosion of Language. One of the more incomprehensible aspects of the gay marriage movement has been
the spectacle of well-educated academics, plaintiff's lawyers, politicians, judges and Protestant clergymen designing tortured arguments
for deconstructing natural law, human biology, the history of civilization, language and logic. On the other hand, creating a new
class of civil rights amidst claims of discrimination is easy when your world view equates justice with moral equivalence, accompanied by
enabling the slow corruption of language.
Clintons' Progress. No progressive 100 years
ago could have imagined their ideology and Democratic Party embracing gay marriage. Woodrow Wilson and William Jennings Bryan are
rolling over in their graves. [In fact], merely a decade-and-a-half ago, the entirety of the Democratic Party supported traditional
marriage, codified under law. And yet, Democrats turned on a dime in faithful obedience to Barack Obama's mountaintop-message
sanctifying gay marriage a year ago.
The Editor says...
No progressive 100 years ago could have imagined the word "gay" meaning "homosexual."
Gay marriage? These voices
say 'No' and explain why. At times, it can seem a lonely battle. Outspent and lately out-hustled by highly organized gay
rights organizations, opponents have struggled to get their story out. They're portrayed as bigots, likened to the racists and sexists
of yesteryear. Some have been compared with hate groups like the Ku Klux Klan. For men of the cloth such as Roman Catholic
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, nothing could be further from the truth.
The Price of Gay
Marriage: The Galvanic Corrosion of Language. One of the more incomprehensible aspects of the gay marriage movement has been
the spectacle of well-educated academics, plaintiff's lawyers, politicians, judges and Protestant clergymen designing tortured arguments
for deconstructing natural law, human biology, the history of civilization, language and logic. On the other hand, creating a new
class of civil rights amidst claims of discrimination is easy when your world view equates justice with moral equivalence, accompanied by
enabling the slow corruption of language.
New Pope: Same-Sex Marriage 'A Machination of the
Father of Lies'. In 2010, [Pope Francis] wrote, "Let's not be naïve, we're not talking about a simple political battle;
it is a destructive pretension against the plan of God. We are not talking about a mere bill, but rather a machination of the Father
of Lies that seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God."
Rob Portman's gay marriage epiphany.
You've probably heard that Sen. Rob Portman reversed his position on gay marriage, citing the fact that he recently found out his son was
gay. Not everyone on the left is celebrating Portman's epiphany. In fact, some observers are calling it selfish.
Republican Sen. Rob Portman reveals son is gay, flips to support gay marriage. A top GOP senator's announcement that
he now backs same-sex marriage after learning his son is gay has again stirred the political pot on a contentious issue bedeviling
Republicans as they try to reach a younger generation of voters. Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, who was a finalist to be Mitt Romney's
running mate last year, said he wants "all of my children" to benefit from marriage like he has.
The Editor says...
It's your son who's headed the wrong way, Senator. You should change your son, not your position. If you want to "reach
out to younger voters," tell them about the story of Sodom and Gomorrah. It's not pretty. Moral standards don't change,
even if you discover that your family members are immoral.
DOJ: Children Do Not Need —
and Have No Right to — Mothers. The Obama Justice Department is arguing in the United States Supreme Court that
children do not need mothers. The Justice Department's argument on the superfluity of motherhood is presented in a brief the Obama
administration filed in the case of Hollingsworth v. Perry, which challenges the constitutionality of Proposition 8, the California
ballot initiative that amended California's Constitution to say that marriage involves only one man and one woman.
It's too bad we can't
impeach Bill Clinton again. In a Washington Post op-ed, Bill Clinton argues that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which
he signed into law, is unconstitutional. This raises an obvious question: Why did Clinton sign an unconstitutional piece of
legislation into law? As slick as he is, Clinton can't provide an answer.
Obama's Random Mutations. Barack
Obama's position on gay marriage hasn't so much "evolved" as revolved. In 1996, as a state Senate candidate in Illinois,
he told Outlines (which became the Windy City Times), a gay magazine based on Chicago's North Side, that he
supported "legalizing same-sex marriages, and would fight any effort to prohibit such marriages." Even some on the left
acknowledge that he and his aides have been lying about his supposed evolution on gay marriage for years.
Need Not Apply: DOD Extends Benefits Only to Gay Unmarried 'Partners'. Outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has unilaterally
issued a directive stating that the U.S. military will now extend certain benefits to unmarried domestic partners that were formerly reserved for
married couples — but will only do so if the domestic partners certify in writing to the Department of Defense that they are of the
same sex. Heterosexual unmarried partners do not qualify for the benefits — and thus are treated unequally by Panetta's
directive on the basis of their sexual orientation.
approves birth certificate listing three parents. A Florida judge has approved the adoption of a 22-month-old baby girl
that will list three people as parents on her birth certificate — a married lesbian couple and a gay man.
Selective enforcement. A military chaplains' advocacy
group criticized President Barack Obama earlier this week for suggesting his administration might ignore provisions of a new law that
offers religious liberty protections to service members. The protections, approved by Congress as part of the National Defense
Authorization Act, guarantee chaplains will not be forced to perform "marriage" ceremonies for same-sex couples or be punished for
refusing to do so.
Same-sex marriage affects everybody.
Oregon AG Investigates
Baker's Refusal to Make Wedding Cake for Lesbians. The Oregon attorney general's office is investigating a Portland-area
bakery after a lesbian couple filed a complaint alleging that the owner discriminated against them when he declined to make a wedding
cake for their same-sex "marriage." Aaron Klein, who owns and operates Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery along with his wife in
Gresham, Ore., said he received notice of the complaint last week from the Oregon Department of Justice.
calls Conscience Clause for Military Chaplains "Ill-Advised". Religious liberty advocates are concerned after President
Obama said a conscience clause that would allow military chaplains to opt-out of performing gay marriages is "unnecessary and ill-advised."
"Every member of our armed forces should be able to serve without surrendering their beliefs," said Ron Crews, executive director of the
Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty.
The Editor says...
"Every member of our armed forces" is a group that includes the chaplains. What about "surrendering their beliefs"?
says future of mankind at stake over gay marriage. "In the fight for the family, the very notion of being — of what
being human really means — is being called into question," the Pope said in Italian during an end-of-year speech. "The question
of the family ... is the question of what it means to be a man, and what it is necessary to do to be true men," he said.
New Jersey Liberal Threatens to Kill Republicans.
Anyone who has observed the hateful rhetoric that Democratic politicians and media figures have directed at Republicans over the last few years must have
wondered whether Democrats' over-the-top hate speech would lead to violence. So far, mercifully, it hasn't; not lethal violence, anyway. But a pro-gay
marriage activist named Ronnie McMillian, from Hawthorne, New Jersey, shows how liberal loyalists can be whipped into a homicidal frenzy by liberal hate speech.
Seattle Sets Up
Five 'Chapels' For Same-Sex 'Weddings' Inside City Hall. Citizens of Seattle, Washington not only voted to have the state
redefine marriage to be between members of the same sex, but now they have erected special "chapels" inside Seattle City Hall to accommodate
homosexuals who are all too happy to pervert not only sex, but now the institution of marriage.
Marriage and Self-Government.
On Friday afternoon [12/7/2012], the Supreme Court announced that it will hear arguments in two cases that are at the center of the
same-sex-marriage controversy. One concerns the power of people in the states to govern themselves on the question, the other
the complementary power of Congress to define "marriage" for purposes of federal law.
Supreme Court will
hear gay marriage cases. The Supreme Court will take up California's ban on same-sex marriage, a case that could give the
justices the chance to rule on whether gay Americans have the same constitutional right to marry as heterosexuals.
Supreme Court takes no action on same-sex
marriage cases. The court's nine justices met in private last Friday [11/30/2012] to consider whether to review challenges to the U.S.
Defense of Marriage Act, which denies federal benefits to married same-sex couples, and to California's gay marriage ban, known as Proposition 8.
West Point chapel hosts first same-sex
marriage. Penelope Gnesin and Brenda Sue Fulton, a West Point graduate, exchanged vows in the regal church in a ceremony conducted by
a senior Army chaplain.
State to Eliminate "Bride" & "Groom" on Marriage Certificates. The words "bride" and "groom" — along with
"husband" and "wife" are about to become archaic language in Washington state as officials prepare to remove the terms from marriage
and divorce certificates. Tim Church, a spokesman for the Wash. state Health Department, told Fox News they will likely be
removing those words in favor of more gender neutral terms.
The Progressive Agenda.
[Scroll down] Over in France, they elected a Socialist president a few months ago and now that country is stripping the words "mother" and "father"
from that country's entire civil code, just to accommodate their new homosexual "marriage" law. As in the case of the confused boy
who thinks he's a girl and the entire school has to adjust to his confusion, entire countries are now expected to adjust their world-view
so the sexually addled and bewildered can think themselves normal.
Obama endorses gay marriage in 3
states. President Barack Obama on Thursday [10/25/2012] endorsed state ballot initiatives to legalise same-sex marriage in
Washington state, Maryland and Maine as he sought to galvanise gay and lesbian enthusiasm for his re-election bid.
NY Appeals Court Nixes Defense
of Marriage Act. Saying the gay population has "suffered a history of discrimination," a divided federal appeals
court in Manhattan ruled Thursday [10/18/2012] that a federal law defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman was
unconstitutional, adding fuel to an issue expected to reach the U.S. Supreme Court soon.
Ruling Seems Good For Gays, But Supreme Court May Not Buy It. The court's language in defense of same-sex marriage was
inspiring, but its reasoning could doom it before the high court.
Geroge Orwell recognized that in a revolution, the dictionary had to be the first thing to change.
Set to Ban Words "Mother" and "Father" in Run-up to Same-sex "Marriage". France is positioned to ban the words "mother" and "father" from
legal documents under the country's plan to legalize homosexual "marriage" and give equal adoption rights to both traditional couples and same-sex
partners. Under the proposal, which is being aggressively pushed forward by, among others, French president Francois Hollande, the term "parents"
would replace "mother" and "father" in an identical marriage ceremony that will be used for both traditional and homosexual weddings.
Two's Company, Three's a Positive Role
Model. A few years ago, when the gay-marriage bandwagon got rolling, some of us argued that "if the sex of the participants is no longer
relevant, why should the number be?" The same-sex-marriage crowd swatted the polygamy shtick aside as utterly irrelevant, even though there are far
more takers for polygamy than there will ever be for gay marriage, and it is, de facto, already recognized to one degree or another by multiculti
types in the British Government pensions department and the French welfare system.
Both sides gear up in
Defense of Marriage appeal. The Defense of Marriage Act is set for a showdown in a federal appeals court later this month
between those who say it is right for the government to speak of marriage only in heterosexual terms and those who say doing so
discriminates against same-sex unions.
African-American Christians waver
over vote. Some black clergy see no good presidential choice between a Mormon candidate and one who supports gay marriage, so
they are telling their flocks to stay home on Election Day.
The Editor says...
Really? Does same-sex marriage matter much to these "Christians", but
wholesale abortion does not? Do they really think the Mormon Church is
repugnant, but the TUCC is not? Did generations of 19th- and 20th-century
blacks fight for the right to vote so that their descendants could sit on the sidelines?
of Texas Vindicates Study That Casts Negative Light on "Gay" Parenting. A University of Texas at Austin professor whose
research on homosexual parenting was attacked by a "gay" activist has been vindicated by university officials. As reported in June
by The New American, the study by University of Texas sociology professor Mark Regnerus demonstrated that children raised by
parents who at some point had a same-sex partner were more likely to be on welfare, experience depression, have less education, and
have a history of sexual abuse than children raised by heterosexual parents.
Here Comes Incest,
Just as Predicted. If all human beings should have the right to marry (or simply be with) the one they love,
as proponents of same-sex marriage constantly tell us, then why shouldn't adult, incestuous couples enjoy that same "right"?
Hollywood director Nick Cassavetes is the latest to say, "Why not?", and I for one am not in the least bit surprised.
Simply stated, with the public endorsement of same-sex relationships, the endorsement (or at least acceptance) of consensual,
adult, incestuous relationships is the next step.
Democrats poised to embrace gay marriage. Eight
years after California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said the push for legalizing same-sex marriage was "too much, too fast, too soon," the Democratic Party will make history Tuesday [9/4/2012]
when it is expected to be the first major party to endorse same-sex marriage in its platform.
Supreme Court smacks down Secretary of State over marriage amendment, voter-ID ballot titles. In November,
Minnesota voters will choose whether to add a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as between one man and one
woman — exactly as it is currently defined by statute now. The legislature passed the bill adding the
referendum in order to keep judges in the state from overriding the statute, as has been done in other states, and allowing
only the democratic avenues of constitutional amendments as a means to change the definition. The legislature provided
a specific title for the ballot measure, "Recognition of Marriage Solely Between One Man and One Woman," and oddly expected
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie to use that title. Instead, Ritchie changed the title to the deceptive "Limiting the
Status of Marriage to Opposite Sex Couples." He did the same to the voter-ID constitutional referendum that will also
appear on the ballot.
Barack Hussein McGovern. Gay marriage is the
issue most likely to hurt Obama. After his announcement on May 9 that he had changed his mind on the issue, Gallup concluded that "his
new position is more of a net minus than a net plus for him."
Democrats continue to beat up Christians.
Inch by inch, the Democratic Party continues to ostracize Christians. Its latest attack consists of forcing any Christian who would like to support the
Democratic National Committee's (DNC) platform to betray his deeply held religious beliefs on the issue of marriage. [...] For the first time in history, the
DNC's platform committee voted on Aug. 12 to endorse same-sex "marriage." The language calls for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA),
which, for federal purposes, defines marriage as the union between a man and a woman. The language is set to go for approval at the Democratic National
Convention in September.
platform group backs gay marriage. The national Democratic Party's platform committee endorsed gay marriage Saturday
[8/11/2012] for the first time and called for the repeal of a federal law that recognizes marriage as between a man and a woman.
Scorched-Earth Battle for Gay Marriage. The gay movement is not a random assortment of motley rebels. It is
highly organized, with major nerve centers in places like the Human Rights Coalition. The movement has its prominent
generals, such as Dan Savage and Wayne Besen. In other words, this is a movement equipped to pick its battles.
In 1999, history was made because Vermont's high court legalized same-sex civil unions. The battle plan then could have
been to focus on civil unions, forging a new model of romantic commitment in a nation where the old notion of "marriage" had
long suffered from stasis.
Court in Hawaii: No Constitutional Right to Redefine Marriage. There has been a well-publicized string of cases lately in
which federal courts have struck down marriage laws like the federal Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8.
It remains to be seen whether a decision issued yesterday by a federal District Court in Hawaii will be treated as newsworthy. In
this case, the court comprehensively rejected the claim that the U.S. Constitution mandates same-sex marriage in the State of Hawaii.
Miller: Media Should Ignore 'Astroturf' Black Pastors Opposing Obama on Gay Marriage. On the Saturday Washington Post "On
Faith" page, columnist and Newsweek religion editor Lisa Miller insisted it was not a news story that black ministers came to the
National Press Club and insisted Obama's support for gay marriage "might cost him the election." It's not a story, Miller insisted,
because Rev William Owens is "enough to make a cynic blush... He's a figurehead in what political operatives call an 'Astroturf'
campaign... and his threat is not a threat."
Black pastors: Obama does
not have the black vote 'in his pocket'. Rev. William Owens, head of the Coalition of African American Pastors, said that President
Obama's support for gay marriage may cost him the election due by weakening his support among black voters. "He has not done a smart thing
and it might cost him the election," Owens said during a press conference today [7/31/2012] at the National Press Club today. "There are
more people that want marriage to be right than there are homosexuals."
pastors group launches anti-Obama campaign around gay marriage. A group of conservative black pastors are responding
to President Barack Obama's support of same-sex marriage with what they say will be a national campaign aimed at rallying black
Americans to rethink their overwhelming support of the President, though the group's leader is offering few specifics about the
effort. The Rev. Williams Owens, who is president and founder of the Coalition of African-Americans Pastors and the leader
of the campaign, has highlighted opposition to same-sex marriage among African-Americans. He calls this campaign "an effort
to save the family."
Gay marriage headed to DNC platform. Democrats are set to
include a pro-gay marriage plank in their convention platform for the first time in history, party sources confirm to POLITICO. The language
was approved unanimously by a 15-member platform draft committee, and now heads for approval by the full platform committee in August.
Episcopal bishops OK trial gay
blessing prayer. Episcopal bishops approved an official prayer service for blessing same-sex couples Monday at a national
convention that also cleared the way for transgender ordination.
Presbyterian church rejects same-sex marriage.
Presbyterians debated for more than three hours Friday [7/6/2012] whether to change their definition of marriage. In the end, they preserved the
traditional meaning, upheld a ban on officiating gay weddings, and sustained related tensions that have roiled their denomination for years.
With a 52-percent majority, the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) shot down a bid at its Pittsburgh meeting to redefine marriage in
the church constitution as "a covenant between two people." As a result, marriage is still defined there as "a civil contract between a woman
and a man."
Coalition Can't Get Meeting With Obama. The rubber may be meeting the road in the relationship Barack Obama has with
African-Americans who are believing Christians. The Coalition of African American Pastors, fed up with Obama's anti-Biblical
stance on gay marriage, is demanding a meeting with Obama — and so far, they're getting nowhere.
Black pastors target Obama. A large
coalition of African-American pastors, snubbed by President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder in their demand for a meeting to
discuss same-sex marriage, are calling on blacks to boycott the president and sign a petition demanding that the administration withdraw
support for gay marriage. "By embracing gay marriage, President Obama is leading the country down an immoral path," said Rev.
William Owens, president of the 1,300-member Coalition of African-American Pastors. "Some things are bigger than the next
The Editor says...
I've got news for you, Reverend Owens. The next Democrat nominee for President won't be any better than Barack Obama.
You should consider switching to the Republican Party if you believe the Democrats are headed down an immoral path. And they
are. And you said so. So what are you waiting for?
California bill would let children have more than two
parents. State Sen. Mark Leno is pushing legislation to allow a child to have multiple parents. "The bill brings California
into the 21st century, recognizing that there are more than Ozzie and Harriet families today," the San Francisco Democrat said. Surrogate births,
same-sex parenthood and assisted reproduction are changing society by creating new possibilities for nontraditional households and relationships.
Eyes Multiple Parenting Law. California, the battleground state for the arguments for and against same-sex marriage, is now considering
an unconventional law that would allow children to be legally granted more than two parents.
Betty Crocker faces boycott for
endorsing gay marriage. The Washington-based National Organization for Marriage, created to fight gay marriage proposals, is betting
that Betty Crocker would be on their side. Because on Tuesday [6/26/2012], the activist group announced a boycott of General Mills, owners of the Betty
Crocker brand, which this month announced its opposition to a ban on same-sex marriage in Minnesota, their headquarters.
Gay rights not civil rights: US Baptists.
A day after electing their first African-American president, Southern Baptists passed a resolution opposing the idea that same-sex marriage is a
civil rights issue.
New Data on Same-sex
Parenting Challenges Gay Orthodoxy. The Washington Times reported on Sunday [6/10/2012] that two new studies
indicate that children raised by gay parents might not benefit from the experience like kids raised by married mother-father parents.
"The empirical claim that no notable differences exist must go," University of Texas sociology professor Mark Regnerus said in his study
in Social Science Research.
Gay marriage blocked in Washington
state. Washington state's law allowing gay marriage was blocked from taking effect on Wednesday [6/6/2012] as
opponents filed more than 200,000 signatures seeking a public vote on the issue in November.
NAACP leader quits over same-sex marriage flap. A prominent leader in the Iowa/Nebraska branch of the
NAACP — the country's oldest civil rights group — announced today [6/6/2012] that he is resigning as branch
president and a national board member in the wake of the national organization's decision to endorse marriage between
people of the same gender. The Rev. Keith Ratliff Sr. of the Maple Street Missionary Baptist Church in Des Moines
issued a statement saying he was stepping down from the NAACP national board and as Iowa/Nebraska state conference president
"due to the NAACP's position and support of same-sex marriage.
Obama Proclaims June "Gay Pride Month". Every year he has been in office President Obama has made it a point to cozy
up to America's tiny homosexual activist minority by officially recognizing June as "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride
Month." This year, of course, was no exception. Having just come out officially in favor of legalizing same-sex "marriage,"
the President followed up on June 1 by issuing this year's proclamation setting aside the entire month to commemorate the valuable
contributions that gays, lesbians, transvestites, and an odds-and-ends assortment of sexually- and gender-confused individuals have
made to American society.
pastors group demands meeting with Obama over gay marriage. The Coalition of African American Pastors has demanded a
meeting with President Obama to try to change his mind on his personal embrace of same-sex marriage. The pastors fired off a
letter this week to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. asking him to set up the meeting with the president, and painted
their quest as a civil rights cause. "I can promise you personally, as an organizer of the civil rights movement in Nashville,
I did not march one inch, one foot, one yard for same-sex marriage," said Rev. William "Bill" Owens Sr., founder of the coalition
and organizer of the letter.
Courts Rushing to Declare DOMA Unconstitutional. A three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
in Boston ruled May 31 that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage as only between a man and a
woman for federal purposes, is unconstitutional because it denies the federal benefits of marriage to homosexual partners
in states that have legalized same-sex marriage.
challenges Ill. gay marriage ban. Building on the momentum of President Barack Obama's recent support of gay
marriage, two major civil rights groups in his home state filed lawsuits Wednesday [5/30/2012] in hopes of legalizing same-sex
marriage in Illinois.
officials switch to Miss. GOP. A sheriff in central Mississippi said Wednesday [5/30/2012] he's switching from
Democrat to Republican because of President Barack Obama's support of same-sex marriage.
Threatened With Violence for Stand on Marriage. A Catholic parish in Acushnet, Massachusetts, has been targeted by homosexual
activists for a sign it posted taking a stand for traditional marriage. The sign, displayed on the outside message board at St. Francis
Xavier Church in Acushnet, read, "Two men are friends not spouses" -- a simple and direct confirmation that, in the eyes of the Church,
only a man and a woman can be married. According to the New England Cable Network (NECN), the sign, which the church displayed for
only a 24-hour period, prompted a major backlash from homosexual activists and their supporters.
Gay Marriage: The Hidden Agenda. It is the
iron law of "progressive" movements that having achieved their goals, they refuse to fade away. [...] The gay rights movement, too, has been
transforming itself before our very eyes. Once a movement fighting against persecution and discrimination, which is the reason why its
initial demands enjoyed wide public support, it has gone from one triumph to another and won the war. Today, the issue is moot.
But the gay movement has not declared victory and gone home. Central to achieving their goal is bending society to their will and
forcing it to acquiesce to their agenda. That's where same-sex marriage comes in.
Announces T-Shirt Campaign for Homosexual Marriage. Pro-family groups are taking major U.S. merchandiser Target Corporation to
task for its recently announced initiative to raise money for homosexual activism. Two years after getting into hot water with homosexual
groups for backing Republican Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer, who supported a state amendment to define marriage as only between a
man and a woman, the Minnesota-based Target Corp. is now "inching into the gay-pride market," reported the St. Paul Pioneer Press, "offering
10 rainbow-themed T-shirts for sale online and promising to donate 100 percent of the proceeds to the Family Equality Council [FEC], a
group for gay and lesbian families."
tactics to lie, smear. Same-sex marriage has replaced abortion as the biggest hot potato on the list of social issues,
and the President of the United States has ensured that it will be front and center to divide America right down to Election Day.
Toward that end, hardcore liberals are in the process of smearing and destroying everyone who believes that traditional marriage is
leader: Obama's gay marriage support a 'slap in the face of black clergy'. Bishop Harry Jackson, senior pastor at
Hope Christian Church, is leading a coalition of 176 religious leaders against President Barack Obama's declared support
for gay marriage and the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act. "We want to know whether he is going to use the bully
pulpit of the presidential office to absolutely erase the image of biblical marriage from the face of the earth," said Jackson
at the Capitol on May 24.
gay marriage, Obama's critics and supporters alike think he may shift again. Despite his comments that he thinks the
matter should be left to the states, many gay rights advocates strongly believe that it must be dealt with nationally —
and that Obama is quietly on their side. Conservative critics of the president suspect the same, citing this as one way the
president might tack left if reelected.
It's easier to change the dictionary than the Bible.
to change dictionary's definition of marriage attracts over 65,000 signatures. Dictionaries apparently do have the
power to offend. More than 65,000 people have signed a Change.org petition challenging Dictionary.com to "correct" its
definition of marriage to include same-sex couples. Dictionary.com currently defines marriage as "the social institution
under which a man and woman establish their decision to live as husband and wife by legal commitments, religious ceremonies,
etc." and, alternatively, as "a similar institution involving partners of the same gender: gay marriage."
Black pastors condemn Obama's gay marriage support. A group of black
pastors gathered in Memphis on Thursday to denounce President Barack Obama's support for gay marriage and call on him to change his views.
Insists Black Ministers Amend Their Religion to Vote for Obama After They Prayed Over Bill Clinton. Via the Radio Equalizer blog:
On his radio show Tuesday [5/15/2012], MSNBC personality Rev. Al Sharpton mocked black ministers who have decided not to vote for Obama because
he's ready to legalize gay marriage in a second term.
Homosexuality is Not Normal.
Gay marriage is an oxymoron. Nothing about it fits or works or makes sense in any way. When we stop defining issues
Biblically and through common sense and began interpreting everything emotionally, the truth becomes irrelevant and insanity
reigns. However, rather than focusing on gay marriage specifically, consider the irrationality of homosexuality.
Homosexuals do not match physically. There is no point in elaborating with a description of male and female anatomy.
Besides, my writings are always G rated. Homosexuals, and especially men, are more susceptible to health problems,
infections and a shorter life span than heterosexuals. There is conclusive proof available in studies for those who will
search the internet and in libraries. People of the same sex do not fit one another physically. Have you ever noticed
among homosexual men, one tends to be more masculine and the other feminine and among lesbian couples, one tends toward masculinity
and the other is more feminine? This unintentional tendency to define two genders validates heterosexuality.
Obama's wicked marriage proposal.
It's one thing to be a hypocrite, which Mr. Obama has been for years. Since he began pretending to oppose the redefinition of marriage but
refusing to defend the federal Defense of Marriage Act while homosexualizing the military. It's quite another thing, however, to invoke
Christ when doing the devil's work. Forget the voters. Mr. Obama's going to have to answer to God for this one. [...] With this
wicked move, Mr. Obama is insisting that we bow down and worship the false idol of sexual anarchy. That's what his wealthy supporters
in Hollywood demand.
African-American Church Leaders
Condemn Obama For Gay Marriage Support. Just days after President Barack Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage, pastors and priests
around Maryland took to their own pulpits with their reaction — and in some cases — condemnation of the president.
On Love, Homosexuality, and Sin. Biblical teaching on human
sexuality is clear: As a group of orthodox Anglican pastors put it some years ago, Heterosexual marriage is upheld in Scripture and Christian tradition to be the
only appropriate context for acts of physical sexual intimacy." This is the instruction of the Bible from its opening through its closing pages. Scripture
offers us no latitude on this subject. Its teaching is clear and definitive. [...] Informing much of this discussion is the insistence of activists that homosexual
conduct be recognized as normal and moral. Not just by society, but by the believing church.
Affirms That Homosexuality Is "Incompatible With Christian Teaching". Following some some intense debate and
emotional appeals from homosexual factions within its numbers, the United Methodist Church (UMC) affirmed May 2 that
homosexual activity is "incompatible with Christian teaching." The decision, which came at the UMC's General Conference
in Tampa, Florida, is certain to prompt backlash from the homosexual activist community, which for years has been pushing the
denomination to abamdon its scriptural position on sexuality and officially allow the oridnation of "gay" clergy and the
"marriages" of same-sex partners.
touting gay marriage stance, calls for repeal of Defense of Marriage Act. While his administration has put out statements
on the idea of repealing the 1996 federal law defining marriage as between a man and a woman, it's unusual for Obama to call for its repeal.
He did so Monday [5/14/2012] as one of a list of policy goals for what he hopes will be a second term, along with passing the immigration
legislation known as the Dream Act, reforming Wall Street and investing in schools.
Hilary Rosen: Straight People Ruining Marriage.
Heterosexuality isn't the problem with marriage. People who get involved with the wrong people, make bad decisions, and act badly toward one another
are the problem. Second, the implication here is that we need men to marry men and women to marry women to "fix" marriage. This, again,
is idiocy. You don't fix a car by dumping a garbage disposal mechanism into the engine. You fix it by using replacement parts.
Institutions aren't "fixed" by changing the definitions of the institutions. They're fixed by people making better decisions.
The Antietam of the culture war. Only six states have approved
homosexual marriage, while 30 have imposed a constitutional ban. In North Carolina, a ban not only on same-sex marriage but also
civil unions, though opposed by Obama and Bill Clinton, carried on Tuesday with 61 percent of the vote. Republican turnout in
North Carolina's primary was up half a million, the highest in history. And this is a state Obama carried in 2008, a state whose
largest city, Charlotte, will host Obama's convention.
Free Our Kids From Arne Duncan. President
Obama now commands center stage following his formal announcement that, yes, he supports same sex marriage. But for perspective on how we got to
this point, we should shift our sights to three days before the president's announcement. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan appeared on MSNBC
where he responded "yes, I do" when asked if he supports same sex marriage. Duncan at best raised a few eyebrows by stating his support for same
sex marriage. If he had said that homosexuality is immoral there would have been demands for his ouster.
bile being spat at the people of North Carolina. Apparently if you oppose gay marriage you are a dumb, ill-informed, brainwashed,
knuckle-dragging hick and bigot. At least that's the message coming out of liberal circles in America this week, as supporters of gay marriage
look with disgust upon the people of North Carolina for voting in favour of Amendment 1.
Gay Marriage is Obama's Poison Pill. Gay marriage is a deal-breaker for a
vast swath of American voters that includes Catholics as well as the black and Hispanic communities. Urbanites and suburbanites may say that they are
okay with gay marriage, but what they tell pollsters and what they say privately among friends and family is far different. Americans may want to be
tolerant, but their distaste for the gay lifestyle and incessant demands for acceptance is deeply offensive to most people.
Obama's homosexual America. President
Obama has made it official: He now supports same-sex marriage. It is his latest onslaught on traditional America.
[...] He has crossed a cultural watershed, paving the way for the eventual triumph of the homosexual agenda. Rather
than being a victory for "civil rights" or "marital equality," Mr. Obama's decision puts America on the path to moral
disintegration. We are one step closer to becoming like secular, post-Christian Europe.
To Bigotry No Sanction. Now that President Obama has
"evolved" on the matter of same-sex marriage to the position favored by "enlightened" Americans, this would seem to be a good time for some rhetorical hygiene.
There are modest and civil proponents of same-sex marriage. But the tone of many advocates has been shrill to the point of frothing. The Southern
Poverty Law Center, for example, put the National Organization for Marriage and the Family Research Council on its 2010 list of "hate groups" because of their
opposition to gay marriage.
Armed Services vote bans gay marriage on military bases. On the same day that President Obama threw the weight of the White House in support
of gay marriage, defense lawmakers in the House banned the practice from taking place on U.S. military bases.
Obama's politics of distraction. While Europe is
inching ever closer to plunging into a financial abyss, there are moments of comic relief provided by the current President of the United States. He has
not only become the butt of innumerable jokes but his re-election campaign tactics are the stuff of low-brow comedy. A case in point, his recent "evolution"
into supporting gay marriage. [...] Virtually every time the issue has been brought up to a popular vote the gay marriage propositions have been defeated —
in 32 states.
President Obama, in Six Days, Decided to Come Out for Gay Marriage. Vice President Biden torpedoed the White House plan to
endorse gay marriage before the Democratic convention.
Another Gutsy Call! This now puts Barack
Obama in the same reviled category as the Hollywood elite, the New York Times editorial page, the American professoriat, his Wall
Street fundraising bundlers, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, readers of the Nation, the cast and crew
of The Daily Show, and the majority of residents on New York's Upper West Side. And lest we forget: He now risks the
wrath of zealots, extremists, partisans, and ideologues.
Obama Was For
Same-Sex Marriage Before He Was Against It. Today the President announced that he has evolved on the issue of gay marriage
and that, contrary to what he said in 2004 and 2008, he now supports it. But there's reason to question whether Obama was ever really
against gay marriage or whether he simply took the path of least resistance to get elected to the Senate and then the White House.
W.H.: Joe Biden forced Obama's hand on gay marriage. For
President Barack Obama and his team, the decision to back gay marriage came down to a choice between two unpalatable alternatives:
Support it and brave the backlash in battleground states where the issue could be a liability — or keep silent and be accused by
allies of gutlessness and putting politics over principle. Administration officials said the president planned to announce his support
before the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., this September. But they acknowledge that Vice President Joe Biden
did, indeed, force their hand.
Obama's same-sex evolution.
Adopting an evolving position is a classic political dodge, allowing Mr. Obama to claim to be sympathetic to the concerns of homosexual
activists while not offending traditionalists. His stance is calculated to grab centrists whose votes he needs in November.
It gives him wiggle room with leftists who are curious why he won't be more explicit. But when Mr. Obama says he is evolving, he
does so with a wink. His liberal supporters know where he really stands.
VP Biden Says He's
"Absolutely Comfortable" With Same-sex Marriage. President Obama has sent his second in command on ahead with a message for voters in the upcoming
presidential election: legalizing same-sex marriage will be a major rung of the Administration's re-election ladder. During an appearance on NBC's
Meet the Press May 6, Vice President Joe Biden said that he would be just fine with fully legalizing homosexual relationships.
Whoops: Joe Biden Seems To Endorse Gay Marriage.
Joe Biden seemed to shift in the Obama administration's position on gay marriage this morning [5/6/2012] on NBC's "Meet the Press." But then the Obama
administration backtracked, saying the Vice President Biden was simply reinforcing President Obama's position and past statements on the issue.
Barney Frank plans to marry longtime partner before retiring from office. Rep. Barney
Frank (D-Mass.) plans to marry his longtime partner in July, which will make him the first member of
Congress in a same-sex marriage. "I think it's important that my colleagues interact with a married
gay man," Frank said in an interview with New York magazine published online Sunday [4/15/2012].
Obama, his 'evolving' stance on gay marriage, and the 2012 campaign. Interviews with gay rights advocates and
people close to Obama's campaign suggest it is no longer a matter of if, but when the President publicly voices his support.
Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on gay adoption: Kids 'aren't puppies'. Huckabee, a GOP presidential contender in 2008 who
may run in 2012, said that he backed an Arkansas law barring same-sex couples from adopting or being foster parents.
Why bother to vote? The federal judges will decide what's best.
Federal Judge Finds
'Defense of Marriage Act' Unconstitutional. A federal judge in San Francisco says the U.S. government cannot
deny health benefits to the wife of a lesbian court employee by relying on the 1996 law that bars government recognition
of same-sex unions.
Texas judge, Tonya Parker, won't perform marriages for straight couples. An openly gay Texas judge says she
refuses to conduct marriage ceremonies for straight couples until same-sex couples can also wed. Dallas County Judge
Tonya Parker explained her decision Tuesday [2/21/2012] at a monthly meeting for the Stonewall Democrats of Dallas.
The Editor says...
So if the roles are reversed, and a normal judge won't perform a same-sex wedding, nobody should have any objections.
The Reversal of Proposition 8:
A Dangerous Precedent. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has acted to reverse the democratic
decision of the people of California to confine marriage to its traditional parameters of a man and a woman.
In making this decision, the court decided that it could overturn the will of the people of California on the
basis of what is known in legal circles as "the rational basis standard." When evaluating the violation of
fundamental rights, the court has often used a standard of "strict scrutiny" in cases involving racial or religious
discrimination. By that standard, the petitioner frequently wins. In cases of gender discrimination,
the court has relied on a kind of intermediate scrutiny.
The Ninth Circuit
Upholds A Constitutional "Right" To Gay Marriage. Everything that is wrong with our of control court
system is on display today in the Ninth Circuit Court's decision in Perry v. Schwarzenegger, upholding a lower
court ruling that the will of over 7 million Californians who voted for Prop. 8 doesn't matter.
Morality based on ancient Christian moral precepts doesn't matter. Gay marriage is a "constitutional right" in
9th Circuit delusion.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit just ruled that Proposition 8, California's constitutional
marriage amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman, is unconstitutional. This decision
is one of the most radical to come out of a circuit known for fringe rulings. It's little wonder that this
circuit is the nation's most overturned.
Calif. gay marriage ban is unconstitutional. A federal appeals court on Tuesday [2/7/2012] declared
California's same-sex marriage ban to be unconstitutional, putting the bitterly contested, voter-approved law
on track for likely consideration by the U.S. Supreme Court.
8: Gay-marriage ban unconstitutional, court rules. A federal appeals court Tuesday [2/7/2012]
struck down California's ban on same-sex marriage, clearing the way for the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on gay
marriage as early as next year. The 2-1 decision by a panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals found
that Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot measure that limited marriage to one man and one woman, violated the
U.S. Constitution. The architects of Prop. 8 have vowed to appeal. The ruling was narrow and
likely to be limited to California.
Is Barack Obama
a Red Letter Christian? Many evangelicals seem taken with Barack Obama. Tired of the Religious
Right and seeking a new tone in Washington, they see in this untested, enigmatic senator a chance for real change.
And indeed he is congenial and a breath of fresh air when compared with the grasping Clinton dynasty. Many
Bible-believers seem ready to look the other way with Obama, despite his extremely liberal voting record (including
unfettered backing of abortion), because he appears to be a genuine person they can work with. I wonder how
his latest, religiously based comments might change this. The other day Obama reiterated his support for
civil unions for homosexuals.
Christian Opposition to Same Sex Unions is Wrong. A New Jersey Judge has ruled that a Christian
organization engaged in wrongdoing and violated the state's discrimination laws when it prevented a gay couple
from holding a civil union ceremony on its property. Administrative Law Judge Solomon Metzger made the ruling
Thursday [1/12/2012] in a case involving the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association. In 2007 the group stopped
a lesbian couple from using its boardwalk pavilion.
Receives Obama Congratulations on Wedding. Matt Katz and Aaron Lafrenz of Brooklyn, N.Y., were surprised to
receive a letter from President Barack Obama congratulating them on their marriage.
agencies can ban gay adoptions. Faith-based adoption and foster care agencies in Virginia will
not be required to provide services to gay individuals, a state panel ruled Wednesday [12/14/2011] after nearly a year of
heated debate that attracted national interest from advocates on both sides of the issue.
high court OKs appeal effort in support of Prop. 8. The California Supreme Court today [11/17/2011]
said that the supporters of a ballot initiative that banned same-sex marriage in the state are legally entitled
to defend the measure in court, even if the governor and attorney general won't, the Associated Press reports.
The effect of the ruling is that the backers of Proposition 8 can now take the case to federal court and
potentially to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Baker Faces Boycott For Refusing to Make Lesbian Cake. Pro-gay activists have launched a boycott
of an Iowa baker who declined to create a wedding cake for a lesbian couple based on her religious beliefs.
Victoria Childress, the owner of Victoria's Cake Cottage in Des Moines, has been accused of being anti-gay,
homophobic, and a bigot after she refused to make a cake for Trina Vodraska and Janelle Sievers.
bill encourages LGBT adoption. For the first time in Senate history, a bill has been introduced to
encourage agencies not to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender couples seeking to adopt.
Chaplains Refuse to Marry Gay Couples on Military Bases. An organization representing more than
2,000 of the nation's 5,000 military chaplains announced Wednesday [10/26/2011] they would join forces with Catholic Archbishop
Timothy Broglio of the Archdiocese for Military Service, saying they will not perform same-sex ceremonies.
DOMA Repeal. They may not have the votes for passage, but Senate Democrats say they aren't giving
up on their push to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. "No, I don't believe it does at this stage," Sen.
Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said when asked whether her legislation to repeal the 1996 law that defines marriage
as between one man and one woman has 60 votes in the Senate. But she insisted that next month's
Judiciary Committee markup of the bill is important to build momentum for repeal and said it is likely to be
approved by the committee.
military chaplains may perform same-sex unions. The Pentagon has decided that military chaplains
may perform same-sex unions, whether on or off a military installation.
Weddings Won't Be Allowed at West Point's Catholic Chapel. "The answer is 'no,'" said Taylor
Henry, director of public affairs and media relations for the Catholic Archdiocese for the Military Services,
USA, and spokesman for Archbishop Timothy Broglio, who certifies all Catholic chaplains for the armed services.
"Holy Trinity is an actual Catholic parish, unlike the non-denominational chapels that are found on other
military installations, and the only services held there are Catholic services.
This is what's called sitting on the fence.
Supports 'Partnership Agreements' for Gay Couples. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney told a
New Hampshire gathering that he would support "partnership agreements" for homosexual couples that would extend
certain legal rights to them, but affirmed that he opposed same-sex "marriage."
Bureau Admits It 'Artifcially Inflated the Number of Same-Sex Couples' — by 40%. The
Census Bureau admitted yesterday [9/27/2011] that it had "artificially inflated the number of same-sex couples"
in the United States, initially reporting a number that was about 40 percent higher than what it now
believes is accurate.
Talk About Marriage: The New Anti-Defamation Project. Maggie Gallagher is heading up a new effort
to protect and defend those whose livelihoods are threatened by their speaking up in defense of traditional
marriage: the Marriage Anti-Defamation Alliance.
Man Who Married the Goat. Marriage, we all know, is between human beings, not between a human
being and an animal or reptile (or wall!). But is marriage simply the union of two human beings or is it
specifically the union of a man and a woman? If the latter, then the union of two men or two women is no
more a "marriage" then is the union of a man and an animal, reptile, wall, or whatever, regardless of how much
the two human parties love each other.
House passes bill on definition of marriage. A North Carolina bill to allow voters a
chance to define marriage in their state constitution goes to the state Senate on Tuesday [9/13/2011],
after passing the state House. The 75-42 vote followed a lengthy debate, dominated by opponents
of the amendment. If it passes, it will go on the May 2012 ballot. North Carolina is the only
Southeastern state without voter-approved language in the state constitution that defines marriage as the
union of one man and one woman.
backs bill to repeal Defense of Marriage Act. The Obama administration announced Tuesday
[7/19/2011] that it will support a congressional effort to repeal a federal law that defines marriage
as a legal union between a man and woman. White House spokesman Jay Carney denounced the 1996 Defense
of Marriage Act (DOMA), saying the administration will back a bill introduced this year by Sen. Dianne
Feinstein (D-Calif.) to remove the law from the books.
Democrats urge DOMA
repeal. Senate and House Democrats urged their colleagues at a Wednesday hearing to support a
bill that would repeal the federal law defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman, so federal benefits
and rights can flow to gay couples who are legally married under a state law. "I believe it is important
that we encourage and sanction committed relationships," said Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick J.
Leahy, Vermont Democrat, who called the hearing on the Respect for Marriage Act, which would repeal the 1996
Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
NY Archbishop's Warning.
Roman Catholic Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York warned in a posting on his blog on Thursday [7/7/2011]
that the next step that politicians will take after legalizing same-sex marriage — which New York
did last month through a statute enacted by the state legislature and signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo —
may be an effort to redefine marriage to justify "multiple partners" and adultery.
on the rule of law. Even the liberal San Francisco Chronicle marveled at the Obamanistas' audacity:
"The latest San Francisco court filing on same-sex marriage reads like a gay rights manifesto: It rejects
tradition, morals and procreation as justifications for marriage restrictions and concludes that a federal ban on
spousal benefits was unconstitutionally based on 'animus' — dislike, rooted in prejudice —
toward gays and lesbians. The brief comes not from Lambda Legal or the American Civil Liberties Union but
the Obama administration's Justice Department." Does anyone really believe that marriage as created by
God is protected in the law solely to marginalize homosexuals?
equate video violence with free speech. This week, we've seen the Republican-controlled New
York State Senate grant legal recognition to pretend "marriage." A Wall Street Journal photo makes
that case: Two women, one dressed as a groom, celebrate. Because marriage at its core is the
union of male and female, a groomless or brideless wedding is an absurd counterfeit. In a free
country, you can pretend to be all sorts of things, but you should not be allowed to use the power of the
law to force your delusions on others.
cancer, and fig leaves. At 5:30 this morning [6/25/2011] the Associated Press reported,
"Champagne corks popped, rainbow flags flapped and crowds embraced and danced in the streets of Manhattan's
Greenwich Village." The article quoted nine people, all ecstatic about the new gay right. ... But what
about the AP's "Statement of Ethical Principles"? The first sentence under the heading "Integrity"
states, "The newspaper should strive for impartial treatment of issues and dispassionate handling of
Persecuting Churches? When the New York legislature passed a law last Friday legalizing same-sex
marriage, all of New York's Roman Catholic bishops signed a statement warning that they now expect efforts to
enact laws attacking churches that defend the truth. ... Efforts to sanction churches for defending the truth
will not be starting now, they have already started. America's liberal establishment has already shown
how it can flout the Constitution and use government to force churches to act against their own moral teachings.
Not Involved in Politics, Don't Complain. The Governor of New York State made it the sixth
state to allow same sex marriages in spite of the opposition of church leaders and religious groups who
see this legislation as an attack of their core moral principles. Frankly I am surprised that this
legislation didn't pass earlier because New York is one of the more liberal states due to the apathy of the
silent majority of its residents. The mainstream media (MSM)is trying to demonize the current social
conservatives vying for the GOP presidential race but the truth is that those on the left have found a way
to engineer social change through the courts and legislation bypassing the will of the people. In
almost every case these changes are enacted by the Democrats in power and that is because special interest
money is always funding their campaigns.
still believe in one man, one woman. For years, the mainstream media has done their level
best to make the redefinition of marriage seem inevitable. As if in concert, local, regional, and
national outlets have published the results of poll after poll under headlines like "Majority of Americans
Now Supports Same-Sex 'Marriage,'" all in an attempt to silence opposition and create an atmosphere wherein
they can finally see the fabrication of same-sex "marriage" achieved.
Obama: The Lester Maddox of
Gay Marriage. Although he has grown Washington more than any president in a generation,
Barack Obama is talking like a Jeffersonian states rights champion — in the one night, in the
one state, on the one issue that would promote his top-down rejection of traditional morality.
Obama says gay couples deserve
same rights as all. Treading carefully, President Barack Obama praised New York state lawmakers
who were debating landmark legislation Thursday to legalize gay marriage, saying that's what democracy's
NY Gov. Cuomo signs gay marriage law.
Same-sex marriage is now legal in New York after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that was narrowly passed by
state lawmakers Friday [6/24/2011], handing activists a breakthrough victory in the state where the gay
rights movement was born.
Why the Same-Sex Marriage
Experiment Will Not Work. Supporters are waging a clever, celebrity-driven and well-funded
campaign, suggesting that all they want is "marriage equality." In fact, what they want to do is
redefine this multi-millennial institution. I am, naturally, personally opposed to the
legalization of same-sex marriage for the simple but profound reason that it violates and contradicts the
sacred text of the Bible, which I believe to be true and inspired. But on what basis should I expect
people who don't believe as I do to likewise oppose same-sex marriage? On the basis of logic, reason,
common sense and the fact that preservation of traditional marriage is in the best interest of the common
good, as evidenced by any number of factors, including reams of social science data and thousands of years
left decides who gets lawyers. The left has predictably gone batty over the resignation of
former solicitor general Paul Clement from the law firm of King and Spalding after the white-shoe firm
backed out of its representation of the House of Representatives on the Defense of Marriage Act case.
Greg Sargent interviewed a gay rights activist and got a remarkable admission: The left favors
politically bullying to deter lawyers from representing clients it doesn't like.
Yes; DOMA, No. Like the DOJ, the Atlanta-based white-shoe law firm asks 'How high' when
left-wing agitators tell it to jump. In this instance, the agitators were gay-rights activists.
They were in a snit because K&S — in particular, K&S partner Paul Clement, the former Bush-administration
solicitor general — agreed to represent the American people in litigation involving challenges to
the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
from Left causes law firm to abdicate responsibility. Legal insiders knew there would be controversy
when Paul Clement, the former solicitor general, signed on to defend the Defense of Marriage Act against
constitutional challenge. But few could have predicted a controversy so intense that Clement's law
firm, under fire from gay activists, would abruptly abandon the defense, forcing Clement to resign in
protest. And yet that is what happened on Monday [4/25/2011].
murderers but not DOMA? It struck me as the news broke yesterday [4/25/2011] about Paul
Clement of the law firm of King and Spalding withdrawing from assisting the House of Representatives
in its defense of the Defense of Marriage Act that lawyers will line up to defend a mass murderer but
give into political correctness on the issue of marriage.
Topics We Can't Have Adult Conversations About in America. [#5] Gay Marriage: Our
republic has survived for 200+ years without gay marriage. Up until the last couple of decades,
even gay activists weren't seriously trying to redefine marriage. So now, suddenly, anyone who opposes it
is a homophobe? How about we discuss the fact that being pro-gay marriage is incompatible with being a
Christian? Isn't forcing Christian churches to have gay marriages a violation of their First Amendment
rights? ... Should we be doing something that helps mainstream an extremely unhealthy lifestyle?
"We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the
first duty of intelligent men."
Same-sex marriage activists lash out at Chick-fil-A
The Left Tars and Feathers Chick-fil-A.
Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy recently incited the outrage of The Washington Post, actor Ed Helms, and at least five other celebrities by
supporting marriage on the Ken Coleman radio program. [...] It appears Cathy's crime isn't so much that he holds the convictions he holds, but that
he has the courage to voice them.
group hits Chicago alderman for blocking Chick-fil-A. The leader of a Christian group today [7/25/2012] said Ald. Joe Moreno displayed
hypocrisy for his decision to deny Chick-fil-A the right to open in his ward because of the chain restaurant president's opposition to gay marriage.
"It's hypocritical," said David Smith, executive director of the Illinois Family Institute, which opposes gay marriage. "Here's the alderman turning
around and being intolerant and discriminatory because somebody has a different view than he does. Would he do that to a Muslim company?"
Boston mayor vows
to keep Chick-fil-A out of city. The mayor of Boston is vowing to block Chick-fil-A from opening a restaurant in the city
after the company's president spoke out publicly against gay marriage.
Chick-fil-A president says company opposes gay marriage.
Chick-fil-A has taken a stand against gay marriage, and the reactions are rolling in. [...] Chick-fil-A has been under fire from gay rights
groups since early 2011, when it was revealed that an independent operator in Pennsylvania supplied food to an event sponsored by a group
formed to defeat same-sex marriage initiatives.
Company Yanks Its Toys From Chick-Fil-A Kids' Meals. Don't look now, but the Muppets want a divorce. The Jim Henson Company is
scrapping its kids'-meal-toy relationship with Chick-Fil-A now that the left-wing pressure is on to boycott the Christian fried-chicken chain,
which is offering toys right now from the Jim Henson Creatures' Shop line.
The Left Tars and Feathers Chick-fil-A.
It's all part of the duplicity we've watched the left demonstrate for decades, but it's also part of a larger, more recent phenomenon that should
trouble every American. Those on the left are insisting that those in business have no right to have convictions of their own if they
don't mirror what the left believes. What [Dan] Cathy is experiencing is the tip of the iceberg. Right now, people are in court
and being severely fined simply because they wish to exercise their faith convictions in how they run their businesses.
Boston Mayor backs off
attempt to block Chick-fil-A. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has stepped back from his threat to block Chick-Fil-A from opening a
new store in the city. His announcement comes a day after Antoine Dodson shared his definitive opinion about the controversy via YouTube.
Nation of Islam can open
a restaurant in Chicago, but not Chick-fil-A? The Mayors of Boston and Chicago are bullies in the truest sense, they have selected
what to them seems like a safe target for their outrage and abuse of government power. Menino and Emanuel have selected evangelical
Christians for their selective bullying knowing full well that in Boston and Chicago there will be no repercussions. Yet they will not
take on more powerful groups who espouse far worse views on homosexuality and gay marriage.
The Assault on Chick-fil-A. As
Alderman Proco Moreno put it to the Chicago Tribune, "If you are discriminating against a segment of the community, I don't want you in the
First Ward." Given this response, you would get the impression that the fast-food chain has banned anyone who isn't straight from entering
its establishments. That, of course, is not true. Like every other successful business, Chick-fil-A happily sells its products to
anyone who can fork over a few bucks. It is controversial only for donating to organizations that oppose gay marriage, including the
Family Research Council and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. But apparently that's enough for Moreno to try to keep the business
out of his ward.
The Chicken Inquisition. Rahm Emanuel
has been many things in life — ballet dancer, investment banker, congressman, White House chief of staff, now mayor of
Chicago — and he apparently wishes to add another title to his curriculum vitae: Grand Inquisitor. He has denounced
the fast-food chain Chick-fil-A and endorsed a Chicago alderman's plan to block construction of a new outlet because the company's executives
do not share his politics.
Rahmbo Protects 'Chicago Values' From
Chick-fil-A. The politically incorrect personal beliefs of a food-chain owner provides politicians nationwide an opportunity to
rail against nonexistent discrimination.
Rahmbo: 'Chick-fil-a values
not Chicago values'. I think Mayor Emanuel is on to something here. By all accounts, Chick-fil-A is a well run, honest
business. And Chicago? Well... let's just say no one has ever used to the word "honest" to describe city
government — or anyone who does business with the city.
Don't cross the forces of tolerance. Proco "Joe"
Moreno is Alderman of the First Ward of Chicago, and last week, in a city with an Aurora-size body count every weekend, his priority was to
take the municipal tire-iron to the owners of a chain of fast-food restaurants. "Because of this man's ignorance," said Alderman Moreno,
"I will now be denying Chick-fil-A's permit to open a restaurant in the First Ward." "This man's ignorance"? You mean, of the
City of Chicago permit process? Zoning regulations? Health and safety ordinances? No, Alderman Moreno means "this man's
ignorance" of the approved position on same-sex marriage. "This man" is Dan Cathy, president of Chick-fil-A ...
The Chick-fil-A gay marriage controversy.
Gay marriage is one of those agonizing social issues in which the two sides do not remotely agree on the terms of the debate. Those
who share [Dan] Cathy's beliefs find it impossible to extend "marriage" to include same-sex relationships without altering the definition of
marriage, which inherently requires a man and a woman. Same-sex marriage proponents of good will disagree, arguing that the sex of the
participants is not relevant to the importance and power of the institution. It's possible to hold either of these positions without
being motivated by bigotry. Of course, the name of the game being played against Chick-fil-A involves ending the discussion, by
ruling one side of this important social debate completely out of order, and dismissing their beliefs as unworthy of respect.
Al-Rahim and Chicago Values. It is
simply impossible to imagine that liberal Democrats would treat affirmations of Muslim faith with the kind of bullying that Cathy and
Chick-fil-A have received. Yet Islam is at least as doctrinally tough on homosexuality as Christianity is, and considerably tougher
Eat more chicken. [Dan] Cathy did not say he
would deny someone with a different view than his the right to eat in or work at any of his fast-food restaurants, which would violate the law.
He did not say anything hateful about them. He simply expressed a deeply held conviction rooted in his Christian faith. The reaction
tells you everything you need to know about certain liberals who believe every sort of speech, activity and expression should be protected,
except the speech, activity and expression of evangelical Christians.
Hate Chicken. Ever since the Chick-fil-A President Cathy voiced
his opinion in favor of the tradional view of marriage, politicians have been stumbling over themselves to threaten to discriminate against the
Chick-fil-A company on the basis of the free expression of one of its executives.
Chick-fil-A's PR chief dies suddenly amid
gay-marriage imbroglio. The death of a top Chick-fil-A executive added to the fast-food chain's difficulties in trying to
extricate itself from the public relations imbroglio ignited by its president's comments on same-sex marriage. Don Perry, who had
worked for the Atlanta company for 29 years and was its vice president for public relations, died unexpectedly Friday [7/27/2012],
reportedly from a heart attack.
CAAP: Cities Wanting To
Ban Chick-fil-A 'The Same Thing' As Banning Blacks From Restaurants. The President of the Coalition of African-American Pastors
says supporters of traditional marriage are facing the same discrimination that blacks faced during the civil rights movement. "Some
people are saying because of the position that Chick-fil-A has taken — they don't want them in their cities," Rev. William Owens
said at the National Press Club on Tuesday [7/31/2012].
Chicago church leaders roast Rahm Emanuel over
Chick-fil-A stance. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has ticked off the flocks by criticizing Chick-fil-A. Days after the big
city boss blasted the chicken chain over its president's stance on same-sex marriage, an influential Baptist minister and Cardinal Francis George
of the Archdiocese of Chicago struck back. The religious leaders, who support the traditional view of marriage, were incensed at Emanuel's
claim that "Chick-fil-A's values are not Chicago's values."
Customers Line Up for
Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day. More than a hundred locals lined up outside of local Chick-Fil-A restaurants on
Wednesday [8/1/2012] as part of Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day, some in support of the company's stance on gay marriage, and
some simply supporting the company's right to freedom of speech.
The Power of Positive Protest. Last time I stood in such a long
line, I was in communist Romania in the late seventies, waiting for food to be delivered or parceled out. [...] The line at Chick-fil-A was composed
of happy faces, polite and friendly, eager to be there, many taking photographs of the crowd just like I was, wondering where the MSM was. Why
were they not there covering the mass of humanity that came out at one restaurant alone to show their positive support of our Judeo-Christian principles
that America was founded upon?
Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters. It used to be that taking a bite of a chicken sandwich just meant
you were hungry. Now it has become a symbol of whether you stand for or against same-sex marriage, or —
alternately — the right to express your personal views without fear of retaliation.
Chick-fil-A Supporters Pack Restaurants.
Customers packed Chick-fil-A restaurants Wednesday, in support of the company's stance against same-sex marriage. In Morgantown
[West Virginia], lines of cars spilled onto Patteson Drive, and customers wrapped around the entire dining area inside the restaurant,
into the entryway of the restaurant to order.
NYC Council Speaker
Christine Quinn asks NYU to evict Chick-fil-A. A powerful New York politician claims she was just speaking as a private
citizen when she tried to run Chick-fil-A out of town, but she used her official letterhead and even invoked her position as City Council
speaker to apply pressure on the embattled chicken chain.
fans fight back. Chick-fil-A restaurants became hotbeds of cultural tension yesterday when hundreds of thousands
turned up at fast-food joints after the chain placed itself at the center of a row over gay marriage. Drive-through
lanes were backed up and dining rooms packed as some diners showed support for the chain which was lambasted when the CEO said
he opposes gay marriage.
Chick-Fil-A Breaks World Sales
Record. The left's attempt to damage Chick-Fil-A completely backfired yesterday [8/1/2012]. Not only did customers
wait for hours in line to "eat more chikin" but many Chick-Fil-A locations ran out of food.
Activists Attempt to Bully Business. How can Boston & DC mayors — Mineno and Gray — justify
discriminating against Chick-fil-A when the unemployment rate in both cities is at a record high, especially for low skilled
workers in both cities?
Of Free Speech and Chick-Fil-A.
Dan Cathy could have saved his company, Chick-Fil-A, a lot of trouble. All he had to do was keep his views about family to
himself. Instead, he answered a question honestly. In a recent media interview, the company's president and COO said what
he believes and why he believes it. But his politically incorrect views are intolerable, judging from the anger of many on
the left, including several big-city officials who are dead-set against his views.
Media Crusade Against
Chick-Fil-A Continues. The manufactured controversy over Chick-Fil-A won't be dying down anytime soon, if media
figures get their way. Chick-Fil-A President Dan Cathy stated that he was "guilty as charged" when it came to supporting
the traditional family, and commented on a radio show that "I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake
our fist at him and say: You know, 'We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage.'" That's tantamount
to heresy in Hollywood and in New York and D.C. newsrooms. The media have proven themselves in the tank for same sex
marriage, and Chick-Fil-A is learning what it means to cross them.
Leftists are not usually concerned about the proper nutrition or
healthy eating habits of their political enemies.
ACLU lawyer wants
Chick-fil-A supporters to gorge on transfats. If you support Chick-fil-A in the face of left-wing nutcase attacks
over the restaurant chain's support of traditional marriage, ACLU of Massachusetts Executive Director Carol Rose has some advice:
"Did you see that politicians Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee are now trying to rally all homophobes to eat at Chick-fil-A? I'm
thrilled. In fact, I encourage all bigots to load up on transfats and carbohydrates. Go ahead — eat
your heart out on the "Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit" breakfast! Mmmm." Presumably, her idea is to trigger heart
Boycott about so much
more than a chicken sandwich. There's something about the public flogging of Chick-fil-A by government officials
that seems un-American — lawmakers hell-bent on destroying a privately owned American company simply because of the
owner's personal opinions. Democrats in more than a half dozen major cities have led the charge — slandering
Chick-fil-A's owner and calling for all-out bans on the company's expansion efforts in places like Chicago, Philadelphia,
Boston and San Francisco.
Chick-Fil-A Worker, Then Promptly Gets Fired For It. Adam Smith, former CFO and treasurer of medical supplies manufacturer
Vante, caused quite a stir when he put up a video of himself bullying a Chick-fil-A drive-thru employee in Tucson on YouTube.
Smith berates the worker about her company in the video, which was initially titled "Reduce $'s to Chick-Fil-A's Hate Groups."
It has since been taken down (though others have uploaded it too).
Why We Lined Up at Chick-fil-A.
We lined up all over America yesterday. We Americans, who normally don't like lines, went out of our way to stand in one — some
of us for over an hour — yesterday on Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. Why? For one, we stood in line for the chicken
sandwiches. Is there a better sandwich in the country than their classic fried-chicken sandwich with those perfectly placed
pickles? Or a better milkshake? I know I'd weigh ten pounds less if the local Chick-fil-A went away.
The Editor says...
Not me. When I visit Chick-fil-A in Cedar Hill, I order the chicken strip salad and stay away from the milkshakes.
CBS Evening News
Ignores Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day. On Aug. 1, CBS Evening News ignored the massive crowds that turned out that day at
Chick-Fil-A restaurants around the nation in support of traditional marriage, free speech, or simply tasty fast food. ABC and
NBC, by contrast, covered "Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day" with full and surprisingly respectful reports on their evening newscasts.
The August 1 episode of CBS Evening News completely failed to mention the massive crowds at Chick-Fil-A restaurants across the
country. And it's not as though the network was unaware of it.
Liberal Protest of Chick-Fil-A is 'Ultimate Example of Intolerance'. Project 21's Derryk Green said it is liberals and
homosexual activists who have tried to create the illusion that failure to support the idea of "gay marriage" is somehow a form of
bigotry. "Chick-fil-A executives and others who share a 'traditional' or religious understanding of marriage are unfairly
characterized as hateful because the idea of being against a redefinition of marriage has been deceitfully conflated with being
against homosexuals," Green said.
Masses line up to
show support for Chick-fil-A CEO. It took more than hour to order a chicken sandwich at a New Jersey Chick-fil-A
yesterday as hundreds of diners descended on the fast-food chain to show their support for the company's CEO — a
vocal critic of gay marriage.
photos of insanely long lines for Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. Today was Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, and after
looking at all these pictures, I'd say it was a smashing success.
This article is replete with vulgar and profane quotes from the left-wing activist/reporter.
Reporter Goes to Chick-fil-A, Finds Astounding 'Level of Hatred, Unfounded Fear, and Misinformed People'. The media-news
site JimRomenesko.com reports on Facebook comments by Fort Myers (Florida) News-Press reporter Mark Krzos, who summed up his disgust as
he covered Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.
supporters turn out in mass for "Appreciation Day". A massive rush on Chick-fil-A stores in the Charleston area
Wednesday reflected more than an unusual hunger for chicken sandwiches. Cars snaked around local stores, the lines spilling
out into surrounding streets, as hundreds if not thousands came out to make a statement.
recognize appreciation day. Churchgoers and supporters of religious freedom weren't too chicken to eat at Chick-fil-A on
Across The Country Are Absolutely Jam-Packed. More photos.
Conservatives blast Chick-fil-A
'Tastes like hate' vandalism. As police and store employees grappled with graffiti that appeared overnight on
the back wall of a Torrance Chick-fil-A, online supporters and protesters alike criticized the vandalism. "Tastes like
hate" was scrawled in large black lettering on the wall of the restaurant, mimicking the chain's advertising.
Chick-Fil-A Vandalized. The store manager of a Chick-fil-A in Torrance says the restaurant was targeted by vandals overnight.
The Silent Majority Goes to Chick-fil-A.
The Chick-fil-A controversy has no doubt been polarizing in some corners of the country, but the undeniable success of yesterday's
nationwide rally to support the fast food chain means we're likely to remember August 1, 2012 as Silent Majority Day.
Mainstream Media Blacks Out
Chick-fil-A Story? Wednesday was Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, and Americans flocked to the fast food restaurant in
response to criticism of COO Dan Cathy's opposition to same-sex marriage (as well as threats from the mayors of some major cities).
The photos of long lines and traffic jams reveal the extent of the restaurant's support -- for some it's about traditional values
and for others it's about freedom of religious exercise and speech in the face of government intimidation.
Chick-fil-A gains local support for traditional marriage
and family unit. Hundreds of patrons arrived at the Pheasant Lane Mall on Wednesday eager to support Chick-fil-A's president
and his controversial statements supporting the "biblical definition of the family unit." The large crowd of traditional marriage
supporters was unaware that the franchise manager of Chick-fil-A in Nashua, Anthony Picolia, is helping to sponsor New Hampshire Pride
Fest, a celebration of gay rights being held later this month in Manchester.
Chick-fil-A Kiss-In more of a
raspberry. Rarely do we get to see two competing viewpoints this explicitly matched against each other, with
enough separation to judge the strength of each side. [...] The protests got mainly ignored, and none of them apparently
disrupted business. Actually, the only complaint made to police by a Chick-fil-A location was to clear the media
away, when they began interfering with business.
Chick-fil-A flap reveals true gay
agenda. The homosexual lobby wants to outlaw Christianity. This is the real meaning behind the uproar over
Chick-fil-A. The chicken sandwich franchise has become a lightning rod for the culture war. Liberals despise it;
conservatives back it. Supporters of gay marriage want to prevent the Atlanta-based chain from expanding, demanding new
restaurant permits be denied. The reason: Its CEO Dan Cathy opposes same-sex marriage.
Chick-fil-A: Deep Fried Civil
War. [S. Truett] Cathy would probably have spent his life as a moderately successful local restaurateur save
for two innovations, one culinary and one cultural. In the early 1960s the owners of a local poultry purveyor came to
him with a bunch of boneless breast pieces they couldn't do anything with and he began experimenting with ways of making a
fried chicken sandwich.
Chick-fil-A: Deep Fried Civil
War. [S. Truett] Cathy would probably have spent his life as a moderately successful local restaurateur save
for two innovations, one culinary and one cultural. In the early 1960s the owners of a local poultry purveyor came to
him with a bunch of boneless breast pieces they couldn't do anything with and he began experimenting with ways of making a
fried chicken sandwich.
Chick-fil-A kiss-in protesters show their
colors. Leftists, when they get angry and let themselves be themselves, tend to behave in repellant ways. That certainly seems to be
the case with the gay marriage movement's anger at Chick-fil-A, as a former CFO now understands. Captured on video by Legal Insurrection blogger Anne
Sorock, participants in the kiss-in at the sole Chick-fil-A in Chicago mocked, one might even say harassed, an elderly African-American gentleman seated
nearby reading his bible [sic]. This video will be ignored by the legacy media, who are always anxious to promote a soft and cuddly image of gay
marriage, and protect the public from any negative images concerning homosexuality.
Gay Protesters Harass, Mock
Homeless Man Reading Bible at Chick Fil-A. Chicago Chick-fil-A "Kiss-In" protesters attack a homeless man reading his bible [sic].
The Editor says...
The word Bible is to be capitalized, without quotation marks, according to the Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual, "when referring to
the Scriptures in the Old Testament or the New Testament."
Another Chick-fil-A Vandalized. Virginia Kruta
reports that yet another Chick-Fil-A restaurant was vandalized by anti-speechers, this time in St. Louis at the Des Peres location.
The Speed of Progressivism. The transformation of Chick Fil A from a fast
food place that most liberals had never even heard of into the "Enemy of the People" is a reminder of the speed at which progressivism travels forward and
backward in time.
Chick-fil-A is another victim of the
leftists. A fellow called me and told me the other day that the line to get into the Chick-fil-A on the University of Minnesota campus
was about 100 deep and an hour long. Reports from around the country said essentially the same thing, that people were turning out at Chick-fil-A
fast-food places, presumably in a show of support for Chick-fil-A's president, Dan Cathy, who made some remarks that led some people to think he is personally
opposed to same-sex marriage.
Great gay kiss-off lays a gigantic egg.
This was billed as the greatest protest since Occupy Wall Street. Thousands of scantily clad gay men and lesbians said they'd lock lips in a
coast-to-coast red-hot make-out session. They were to blast anti-gay-marriage comments made by Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy. But gays preferred
staying home to watch "The Real Housewives of New Jersey."
C'est Chick. For three decades now, Chick-fil-A has been my only
appointment fast-food stop. I go there when hungry, and even when not. Always cleaner than the inside of a Clorox bottle, the restaurants are
run with warmth and efficiency, and are ruthlessly dedicated to customer satisfaction — the best quick-service franchise in America. At most
chains, you're just happy if they keep the rodent parts out of the condiments.
Leftists Silencing Chick-fil-A for
Their Beliefs, Fascism in America. You are not allowed to voice the belief, shared by many, that marriage is between a man and a woman. You
will be ostracized and your businesses will be destroyed. One day, you will be imprisoned for a civil rights violations. This is Fascism and it is
our future if we ignore the Chick~fil~A predicament or allow the left to get away with demonizing Chick~fil~A with trivial complaints and straw men.
Rahm Emanuel's Chicago Values Drove Him to Work with Farrakhan.
Syndicated columnist Cal Thomas, in a recent column, pointed out that Farrakhan "goes a lot further than Dan Cathy" in opposing same-sex "marriage." As
recently as two months ago, the racist, anti-semitic Farrakhan blasted President Obama for endorsing same-sex marriage, noting he is "the first president that
sanctioned what the scriptures forbid" — adding that " ...sin is sin according to the standard of God" and "the Bible forbids it."
called in because of disruptive MEDIA members harassing employees at Hollywood Chick-Fil-A 'kiss-in'. Apparently, in Hollywood, CA police
had to be called in because of disruptive people. The police weren't called in because of the protesters doing anything wrong, but rather for the
pink slime media members who were harassing the employees!
Mitt Romney, Chick-fil-A, and Ben &
Jerry's. The Democratic mayors of Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. announced that Chick-fil-A is not welcome in their cities
because the owner/founder of Chick-fil-A supports preserving the man-woman definition of marriage. Aside from free speech issues, the mayors did something
dangerously un-American: they declared their cities open only to businesses whose ownership holds political positions they approve of.
Gay Totalitarianism. All those die-hard opponents of "don't ask don't
tell" — the Clinton-era policy that asked of gays in the military that they keep their gayness to themselves and stifle it when it came to free
speech — abruptly turned on a dime. Now they were out to wipe Chick-fil-A from the face of the planet. All because Mr. Cathy was
demanding the same rights for Chick-fil-A as gays were demanding in the military and beyond.
'Kiss-In' Activists Harass & Mock 'Homeless Street Preacher' Reading His Bible Outside Restaurant. The writer describes a group of about
20 to 30 protesters who assembled outside of the Chick-fil-A location around 7 p.m. Some of the couples, Sorock reports, kissed one another
in a stand against the fast-food chain's opinion on same-sex marriage. While these acts were expected, some of the protesters made their way over to an
individual whom Sorock described as "an elderly African-American homeless man." He was seated along a fence nearby the protest. When the activists
approached him, they began arguing with him about theology, while also mocking him. One of the individuals in the group even wrote disparaging messages in
chalk near the man, who was peacefully sitting and reading his Bible at the time.
Lefty Wannabe Superman v homeless man.
Who is Spencer Thayer and why was he mocking a harmless old black dude reading his [B]ible? It seems the lead mocker of the black man who was reading his
[B]ible near the Chick-fil-A franchise in Chicago is also part of OWS. Indeed he seems a participant in demonstrations for a great many far left causes.
Liberal Tyranny and the Cluck Heard 'Round
the World. It was a beautiful thing to behold. It made you proud to be an American. Most of the characteristically cocky "progressive"
blogs and "news" sites observed radio silence as left-wing elitists — media, activists, politicos and pundits — sat in stunned disbelief.
Their wrongheaded Chick-fil-A boycott had backfired catastrophically. Quite troubling, however, was when this predictable "progressive" hissy left the
realm of comedy and breached the realm of tyranny. Multiple elected officials — all Democrats — disgraced both themselves and the
offices they hold by pledging to shut Chick-fil-A down, simply because they disagree with its leadership's biblical viewpoint.
Chick-fil-A controversy: A lot of clucking
and no foul. The great chicken-sandwich controversy has come and gone, leaving a moral lesson as consequential and lasting as the clucking
in a henhouse. The clucking was media-made — loud, fierce and angry. And then it was gone.
thuggery must be checked. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proclamation that Chick-fil-A is "not respectful of our
residents, our neighbors and our family members" reflects an unprecedented level of arrogance displayed by an elected official
about a person of faith. Mr. Emanuel seems to be forgetting the hundreds of churches in Chicago that support the "biblical
definition of the family unit," as Mr. Cathy said. Does he realize how many people of faith he has offended? Even more
appalling are cities and politicians using zoning to limit free speech and prevent businesses from opening. It happens more
than one might imagine.
Who Gets a Pass? Chicago
mayor Rahm Emanuel recently said of the Chick-fil-A fast-food chain that "Chick-fil-A's values are not Chicago's values." [...] Even as
Emanuel warned Cathy that his company did not reflect Chicago values, his city remains among the most murderous in the world.
This year, Chicago youths have killed more Americans than have the Taliban in Afghanistan. Unable to stop the carnage, a desperate
Emanuel welcomed in Nation of Islam minister Louis Farrakhan to help quell the mostly black-on-black violence, even though Farrakhan has
a long record of racist and anti-Semitic tirades. Is the Chick-fil-A CEO a greater danger to Chicago than gun-toting gangs, or
more illiberal than the racist Farrakhan?
Food Reporter Rejoices at Chick-Fil-A VP's Heart Attack, Apologizes. Mark Bittman, a New York Times food critic, admits he
used an "inappropriate phrase" in an August 3 blog posting about Chick-Fil-A. In fact, it was down right Bitter, man, because
he seemed to be rejoicing that a vice president of the fast food company had died of a heart attack back in July.
Election Day at Chick-fil-A. Across the nation,
people took time out of their busy lives to make a statement: that they agreed with Dan Cathy, Chick-fil-A's CEO, that God's definition of marriage should be
respected and honored. Some days earlier, Cathy had told an interviewer, "I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at
Him and say, 'We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage,' and I pray God's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude
to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about." What happened next is all too familiar to those of us on the front lines of
defending traditional marriage.
Chick-fil-A restaurant vandalized with marriage equality stickers, gay pride flag. Frederick [Maryland] police say vandals put stickers promoting
marriage equality and a gay pride flag on the windows of a Chick-fil-A restaurant. Police say the vandalism was reported Sunday morning [8/12/2012].
The Editor says...
Since Chick-fil-A is closed on Sundays, that's the best time for anonymous cowards to vandalize the place, and the most obvious time for the local police
to keep an eye on the property.
Poll: NYers tell
pols to keep beaks out of Chick-fil-A business. An overwhelming majority of New Yorkers don't want politicians
grilling Chick-fil-A. A Quinnipiac University poll being released today [8/15/2012] found that voters by a lopsided 83-11 percent
margin feel elected officials shouldn't try to discourage people from patronizing the fast food chain just because its CEO openly
opposes gay marriage. By a similar 82-12 percent margin, they called on pols not to interfere in the government
permitting process for the popular chicken sandwich shops.
Threats of PC excesses. PC absurdity has reached its zenith with the [...] Chick-fil-A
scandal that erupted when Dan Cathy, president of the family-owned restaurant chain, told a Baptist publication: "We're very much supportive of the family — the
Biblical definition of the family unit." Appearing on a devotional radio program, he said: "I think we're inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at
him and say we know better than you what constitutes a marriage." The mayors of Boston and Chicago, along with other politicians, threatened to keep the chicken sandwich chain
out of their communities, even though they had no legal right to do so.
Claims It Agreed to Stop Funding Pro-family Groups. Chick-fil-A has responded to news reports that it has stopped funding some pro-family
groups as a concession to gain approval for a restaurant in Chicago, saying that it has made no concessions in its funding philosophy and, in the words of
company president Dan Cathy, remains "true to who we are." News reports surfaced September 19 that the company had reached an agreement with
Chicago Alderman Joe Moreno, who had vowed to block approval of a restaurant site for the company unless it agreed to stop funding "anti-gay" groups.
The Chick-fil-A War Is Back On. Now the
controversy is back, after a Chicago alderman announced that Chick-fil-A had agreed to stop supporting "antigay organizations." After two days of
confusion, Mr. Cathy this weekend said Chick-fil-A had "made no such concessions." No matter who is telling the truth, this much we know:
The targeting of Chick-fil-A is but one front in an ugly campaign where the goal isn't so much to prevail in a political argument as to buffalo opposing
voices into silence.
Chick-fil-A: We Made No Concessions.
The president of Chick-Fil-A said they have not given in to the demands of gay marriage advocates in exchange for permission to build a new restaurant in
Chicago. "Chick-fil-A made no such concessions and we remain true to who we are and who we have been, said Dan Cathy in a statement to Fox News
Channel host Mike Huckabee. Cathy said the company had not capitulated to the demands of supporters of gay marriage — in spite of media
reports to the contrary.
Over Christianity And Democracy At Chick-fil-A. Chick fil-A Appreciation Day is a useful moment to chew over more than
just a chicken sandwich. On the surface it's about company president Dan Cathy's support for his understanding of Biblical
marriage (one man and one woman for life) and attempts by supporters of gay marriage to boycott it or, in the case of certain
politicians, even try to prevent its stores from locating in their districts. But at a deeper level, the Chick fil-A
controversy underscores the growing dilemma over Christianity and democracy in America.
ABC News is surprised to find...
Chick-fil-A Benefited from
Summer's Gay Marriage Flap With More Customer Visits. Despite boycotts from pro-gay marriage groups, fast food restaurant
Chick-fil-A may have benefited from remarks by president and chief operating officer Dan Cathy that he supported the "biblical definition
of the family unit."
About a year and a half later...
Chick-Fil-A values. [T]his week Chick-Fil-A values were back in the
news. When the deep South was paralyzed by snow that stranded motorists for hours and forced others to abandon cars, Chick-Fil-A moved in.
In Birmingham, Ala., a Chick-Fil-A store began cooking hundreds of chicken sandwiches and handing them out for free to stranded motorists along the
highway. Anyone who needed a warm place to sleep was invited to do so at Chick-Fil-A for as long as needed. The next morning, workers
prepared fresh chicken biscuits — which, again, they distributed free.
Two years later...
again tops KFC as top chicken chain. Chick-fil-A widened its lead over rival KFC as the No. 1
chicken chain in the U.S. last year.
This is an original
compilation, Copyright © 2013 by Andrew K. Dart
Animosity toward Chick-Fil-A has been growing for a long time.
These Homosexuals Are Chickenxxxx.
Homosexual activists have ginned up a fake controversy targeting Chick-Fil-A just because one of the chicken
outlets was kind enough to donate sandwiches and brownies to a "marriage seminar" run by a group that happens
to oppose same-sex marriage. How utterly pathetic of the activists. How utterly pointless.
How utterly unhinged. The homosexual groups' tactics are Leninist.
Christian Business in the Left's Crosshairs. Chick-fil-A is run by devout Christians who
believe in strong marriages, devoted families and the highest standards of character for their workers.
The restaurant chain's official corporate mission is to "glorify God" and "enrich the lives of everyone we
touch." ... Democrats are always ready to invoke religion to support their big government, taxpayer-funded
initiatives. But when an independent company — thriving on its own merits in the
marketplace — wears its soul on its sleeve, suddenly it's a theocratic crisis.
CAAP: Cities Wanting To
Ban Chick-fil-A 'The Same Thing' As Banning Blacks From Restaurants. The President of the Coalition of African-American Pastors
says supporters of traditional marriage are facing the same discrimination that blacks faced during the civil rights movement. "Some
people are saying because of the position that Chick-fil-A has taken — they don't want them in their cities," Rev. William Owens
said at the National Press Club on Tuesday [7/31/2012].
Did the Justice Dept. Collaborate
With Those Trying to Overturn California's Proposition 8? A conservative advocacy group wants to know
if the U.S. Justice Department had any behind-the-scenes correspondence or communication with various law firms and/or
groups that are suing California over its voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. The Family Research Council
has filed a freedom of information act (FOIA) request with the Justice Department, seeking any and all communications
between Justice Department officials and various law firms or liberal advocacy groups that oppose, or are involved in
the legal fight against either California's Proposition 8 or the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
judge's disclosure raises bias questions. To hear them describe it, defenders of traditional
marriage during last year's trial on California's Proposition 8 felt like the visiting team in a game
with a hometown referee. It was an open secret that District Court Chief Judge Vaughn Walker was gay,
although he had never publicly acknowledged it. Under the circumstances, challenging his objectivity
in a case on the constitutionality of "one man, one woman" marriage carried substantial risks, such as angering
the judge or being accused of "outing" a public figure, without any promise of success.
Topics We Can't Have Adult Conversations About in America. [#5] Gay Marriage: Our
republic has survived for 200+ years without gay marriage. Up until the last couple of decades,
even gay activists weren't seriously trying to redefine marriage. So now, suddenly, anyone who opposes it
is a homophobe? How about we discuss the fact that being pro-gay marriage is incompatible with being a
Christian? Isn't forcing Christian churches to have gay marriages a violation of their First Amendment
rights? ... Should we be doing something that helps mainstream an extremely unhealthy lifestyle?
Obama's Mind. All of Obama's deep
thinking is ultimately bogus. Just consider his constantly "evolving" stance on gay marriage.
Dem to Introduce Repeal of "Defense of Marriage Act". Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., a senior
member of the Judiciary Committee announced Wednesday that she will introduce legislation to repeal the
federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) which defines marriage as being solely between a man and a woman.
This move comes on the heels of a decision by the Obama Administration to abandon it's [sic] defense of the
constitutionality of DOMA, a 1990's measure that outlaws the federal recognition of same-sex marriages.
U.S., in Shift, Sees Marriage Act as Violation
of Gay Rights. President Obama, in a major legal policy shift, has directed the Justice Department
to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act — the 1996 law that bars federal recognition of same-sex
marriages — against lawsuits challenging it as unconstitutional.
marriage. The Obama administration announced yesterday [2/22/2011] that it will not defend the
constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). This is the next step of President Obama's
strategy to force the radical homosexual agenda on America against the will of the people and Congress.
Obama Completes His
Trifecta. [Scroll down] On the judiciary side, we witness the executive ignoring a Federal Court
ruling on ObamaCare's unconstitutionality, the refusal — to the point where an order of compliance had
to be issued from the bench — to refrain from imposing an illegal moratorium on oil drilling; and, now
the clearest and most blatant power grab of all. Obama has arrogated to himself, in the matter of DOMA, the
power to declare that law unconstitutional and order his Justice Department not to contest lawsuits challenging it.
to God and America: You're Wrong About Marriage. As one who helped draft the first version of the Defense
of Marriage Act (DOMA), I regard Mr. Obama's order to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to abandon DOMA's legal
defense as lawless, reckless, arrogant and a violation of his oath of office. I think it is an impeachable offense.
Obama's homosexual America.
The homosexual rights movement is on the verge of destroying marriage. If successful, it will permanently alter
society. And President Obama is playing a pivotal role in this attack on traditional America. Mr. Obama
ordered the Justice Department on Wednesday not to defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
In the face of lawsuits, the federal government is abdicating its role to uphold laws enacted by Congress — at
least those the administration does not agree with.
Steve King: Cut DOJ Budget Over Obama's DOMA Decision. The Iowa congressman, who is a member of the
House Judiciary Committee, echoed criticism leveled by many Republicans, who say President Obama is shirking a duty
to defend established law. "The resources that they would be using to defend the DOMA law in court are not
necessary to appropriate to them," he said. "So with open rules on appropriations, that's an opportunity to
bring an amendment that will reduce their budget by an appropriate amount."
The executive can't pick and choose which laws to defend.
One of the supposed great crimes of the Bush administration was the "politicization" of the Justice Department,
a drumbeat we heard repeatedly, even after a politically motivated criminal investigation eventually found no
wrongdoing. But nothing the Bush administration did compares with what the Obama administration is
gets out of way of gay marriage. The Obama administration announced Wednesday that it had withdrawn
its legal support for the federal Defense of Marriage Act, stating that the law is unconstitutional and therefore
the administration is under no obligation to defend it.
The Editor says...
It is not the function of the Executive Branch to decide which laws are constitutional and which laws are not.
Not Just Above the Law — He Is the Law. During his presidential campaign,
Obama stated that he did not support same-sex marriage but that he did believe that DOMA should be
repealed. He gave no hint that he would take it upon himself to issue a presidential edict, without
a congressional bill placed before him, forbidding the executive branch from enforcing the law. But
that is precisely what he did this week.
Indefensible DOMA Decision. Obama thinks it's easier to grapple with God over marriage than
with a federal judge. Republicans and Democrats should know better. There's a bigger judgment
day than the one in 2012.
Is the President Above the Law?
This is the uncomfortable question many Americans are asking after President Obama's lawless decision to stop
defending in federal court the law of the land on the institution of marriage.
Obama Throws Marriage Under the Bus. In an unexpected move (particularly in the midst of the Libyan
crisis), President Obama signaled that he thinks the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, and he
has instructed Attorney General Eric Holder and the Justice Department (DOJ) to cease defending cases brought
against DOMA. The wording of this surprise announcement suggests that the decision is another instance of
this president's politicizing the administration of justice: the White House ordering the Justice Department
what it should do in order to appeal to the extreme elements of its political base.
Democratic (Not!) Party. Should the people
of Massachusetts determine whether your state awards recognition to homosexual "marriages"? That, in effect, is
what the President seeks in ordering his administration to not defend a U.S. law in federal court, i.e., the "Defense
of Marriage Act" (DOMA).
group blasts Obama for abandoning Defense of Marriage Act. A coalition of 34,000 black
churches is blasting President Barack Obama's decision to stop defending the federal law that bans
recognition of gay marriage. The Rev. Anthony Evans, who heads the National Black Church
Initiative, says Obama "has violated the Christian faith" by failing to uphold Jesus' teaching
that marriage is between a man and a woman.
Why Did We Repeal Don't
Ask, Don't Tell? I don't have many Facebook friends but the ones I do have are professionals and just
plain smart so I asked all of them a question that had been puzzling me about Congress' rush to repeal the Don't
ask, Don't Tell military policy on sexual identity — DADT. I wrote: "Can someone explain DADT?
Before it was enacted no gays could serve openly in the military. If DADT is repealed, doesn't it go back to
that? ... There can be no other answer than to presume that repeal of DADT is a prelude to allowing gays to marry how
could we allow them to die for their country yet still be prevented from marrying?
What's Next? Activists Now Want Openly Transgender Soldiers... It didn't end with securing
the end of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Activists have their next social experiment for our US military already
in sight: allowing openly "transgender" troops in the US armed forces.
'Father' Changing to 'Parent One,' 'Parent Two' on Passport Applications. The words "mother" and
"father" will be removed from U.S. passport applications and replaced with gender neutral terminology, the
State Department says. "The words in the old form were 'mother' and 'father,'" said Brenda Sprague,
deputy assistant Secretary of State for Passport Services. "They are now 'parent one' and 'parent
What Obama Thinks of America:
Homosexual activists conducted a campaign of harassment, threats, vandalism, and attacks on employment against people
who support traditional marriage — with particular venom toward religious people. The vile assaults
on Carrie Prejean for merely expressing her views pulled away the curtain that had been hiding how homosexual activists
routinely treat decent people who dissent. It raised the question: Who is the aggressor, and who is victim?
The Obama administration would answer that question in a manner different from how most Americans would.
the Hate Card. The view that marriage means one man and one woman and that children flourish when
raised by a married mother and father is rooted not only in biblical teachings but also in common sense; it's a
truth proven by science as well as centuries of lived experience. But children know that "hate" is a bad
thing, and no one wants to be labeled a "hater." It's not hard to imagine the pressure tactics that our
children soon will face: keep silent or risk being slapped with the label — "hater" — that
will define them socially for years. The label of "Hater" quickly shuts down reasonable discussion or open
disagreement. And that's the real point: to intimidate proponents of traditional morality into keeping
silent. Put differently, it's to lock traditional morality in the closet so social engineers can be free to
redefine marriage as they wish.
The Constitution and Politics.
Although it is not often noted or advocated in this manner, religious liberty, the right to life, and traditional
values such as classical marriage are clearly protected from unlimited government power by the U.S. Constitution.
Moreover, as demonstrated by 33 (out of 33) referenda upholding the traditional definition of
marriage, these are not only explicitly constitutional, but also popular, democratic values. Traditional
values are challenged, rather than cherished, by modern cosmopolitan elites who are disproportionately
influential in the public discourse, policy, and legal processes.
Three Iowa judges may face
voters' retaliation. Three Iowa Supreme Court justices who were part of a unanimous decision
last year to allow same-sex marriage may pay the price next month as voters decide whether to keep them on
Anti-Catholic Political Ad You'll Ever See. A Democrat Party supporting independent non profit
group has sent out perhaps THE most anti-Catholic political advertisement I've ever seen. ... What this is
about is the fact that the Church stands strong against abortion and gay marriage. And that makes some
Grasp on Self-Governance. In the 2000 primary election, 61.4% of the voters officially
defined marriage as between a man and a woman. Just five years later, the legislature passed a
bill overturning the voter-backed measure. The bill was vetoed by the governor. Undeterred by
losses in the elected realm, the battle was taken to the courts. In 2008, a 4-3 state Supreme Court
decision struck down the marriage law. The people continued to use proper legal means to enact their
will. Californians successfully defined marriage in the state Constitution (ostensibly the court's
sovereign document). Once again, this petition was answered with injury. No longer able to
undermine the people's will on the state level, the Federal District Court in San Francisco took up and
invalidated the new amendment, thus overruling the more than 7 million votes (over 11 million
votes factoring in the original referendum).
action and gay marriage are frauds. Marriage has existed for centuries and, until recent times, it has
always meant a union between a man and a woman. Over those centuries, a vast array of laws has grown up, all
based on circumstances that arise in unions between a man and a woman. Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said that
law has not been based on logic but on experience. To apply a mountain of laws based specifically on experience
with relations between a man and a woman to a different relationship where sex differences are not involved would be
like applying the rules of baseball to football.
Our Dying Constitution.
Federal Judge Vaughn Walker, who unilaterally redefined the millennia old definition of marriage in his California
marriage decision, will not have the last word on this issue. However, it is troubling who will.
Many constitutional "experts" from both sides of the marriage argument agree that this issue will inevitably
be "settled" by Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy. Thus, one judge (one man) may get to
tell over 300 million people how they are allowed to order the very basis of their society. How
did it come to this?
Constitutionality. A federal judge ruled that only a state gets to define what "marriage"
is in that state, and the federal government can't overrule it. ... At least two things about that line
of reasoning are very bothersome, regardless of your opinion of gay marriage. First, it was not
quite the "state" of Massachusetts that redefined marriage in this instance; four justices on its supreme
court did. The state legislature did not redefine marriage. There was no popular vote to redefine
it. The governor never signed legislation to redefine it. Four justices on the state supreme
court did this. And now we have a federal judge ruling that the federal government must honor that
decision of state judges. At this point, we have a total of five people redefining marriage
as a legal institution for the remaining 310 million of us.
Marriage Myths and Truth. The decision by federal judge Vaughan Walker to invalidate
California's Proposition 8 both recycles and revives some of the tired, misleading clichés
regarding the same sex marriage controversy. These distortions demand direct, concise correction
Lack of Intellectualism
Is Losing the Marriage Debate. Judge Vaughn Walker's legal ruling striking down California's
Proposition 8 certainly was no triumph of intellectualism. ... Among other things, he said that opposition
to faux marriage was ultimately based on "moral disapproval." While this is a rhetorically compelling
argument in an age where "morality" has become a dirty word, it is also nonsense.
Judicial Tyranny Strikes Again: Homosexual
Marriage Imposed on D.C. Voters. In a 5-4 decision, the D.C. Court of Appeals held today [7/15/2010]
that "We the People" do not have the right to vote on the issue of same-sex "marriage."
judge to rule on whether gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry. U.S.
District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker, who presided over a trial earlier this year on the
constitutionality of Proposition 8, will release his long-awaited ruling Wednesday [8/4/2010] on
whether the 2008 ballot initiative violates the U.S. Constitution, a court spokeswoman said.
Federal judge strikes down California's ban
on same-sex marriage. A San Francisco federal judge today [8/4/2010] struck down California's ban on
same-sex marriage, concluding that it tramples on the equal rights of gay and lesbian couples and that
they are entitled to be married throughout the state.
Judge Has Spoken — Whether You Like it Or Not. While Proposition 8 opponents
style themselves as champions of tolerance, they've chosen judicial fiat over the slower, surer route of
persuasion. Californians want to be sure that tolerance will be a two-way street. Will the
courts force people to approve of same-sex marriage in the same fashion that San Francisco Superior Court
judges voted to bar judges from taking part in the Boy Scouts because the Boy Scouts barred gays?
Will advocates use the schools to promote same-sex marriages with young kids? These aren't
Prop 8 Ruling Could Criminalize Christianity, Leaders
Warn. Religious leaders warn that if an Aug. 6 ruling by a federal judge on same-sex marriage is upheld,
it could wind up putting a gag on Christians speaking out about homosexuality — a gag that a top Southern
Baptist leader says his denomination will not accept.
bumbler in a black robe. After reading Walker's decision, Ed Whelan, a constitutional law authority
and president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, concluded that Walker was "intoxicated by his own bias."
Yet, this latest decision marks the third time Walker has been rebuked by appellate courts since he was appointed
to the federal bench by President Reagan.
Next, Bigamy? Yesterday's ruling by a California federal court striking down the state's ban
on gay marriage opens a constitutional Pandora's Box. The court ruled that the gay marriage ban
violates the Equal Protection Clause because homosexuals should be just as free to marry whoever they
choose as heterosexuals. The court concluded that there is no rational basis for a distinction
between the marriage of a man and a woman and the marriage of a man and a man.
and the Constitution. The federal same-sex marriage decision out of California sets into
motion a sequence of events that will result in a Supreme Court earthquake two years from now. The
Supreme Court can either vindicate traditional marriage, or forever redefine the most basic unit of human
civilization. Sounds melodramatic, but unfortunately — it's true.
One Leftist Judge
Slaps Down Seven Million Voters in California. You people know this as well as I do. The
American people are boiling. The American people are furious. My e-mails are unbelievable.
This federal judge yesterday, this decision, Prop 8, California, has just put people over the edge, and
all of these decisions are coming one after another from all corners of the federal government. It's as
if we have absolutely no say in what is going on all around us. Decisions are being made for us, in
lieu of us and imposed on us.
Judge In California's Gay Marriage Case Truly Impartial? You do not have to be a legal expert
to conduct this experiment. You can even try it at home. Slog through Judge Walker's 136-page
opinion and then ask yourself: why does this document read like the battle report of a search-and-destroy
mission? One would think, for example, that there are some rational bases for saying that marriage is
what our society and our law have understood it to be for a few hundred years: the union of a man and
a woman. Not in Judge Walker's court.
Activist Judges Strike
Again. Of course gay federal district judge Vaughn Walker ruled the will of the people of California
irrelevant and the Proposition 8 ban on same sex marriage unconstitutional. Convened in a San Francisco
courtroom, with a parade of political activists dressed up as experts testifying against the people's mandate,
a blind man and his deaf dog could see the direction this judicial train wreck was heading.
Judge. All federal judges must swear they "will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform
all the duties incumbent upon me ... so help me God." But can a judge given the opportunity to knock down a
law that declared homosexual marriages invalid be impartial when he himself is openly homosexual?
Thin Air. The imperial judiciary has struck again, with Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker
striking down California's Proposition 8, passed in November 2008 with 52% of the vote, on the grounds that
the voter-approved law was a violation of gay couples' civil rights. Walker's ruling follows a Massachusetts
federal judge's ruling last month that the state's married gay couples, also established by judicial fiat, were
being wrongly denied the financial benefits of marriage because of the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
Incremental Tyranny. I hope the
people of California have learned their lesson. All this silly voting stuff is "so Twentieth Century".
Voting? We don't need no stinkin' voting. All we need is the "enlightened wisdom" of the
Right to Fear the Courts. In a little more than a week, federal judges — liberal
activists both — have ruled to stay or strike down state laws in defiance of the will of the
people. Arizona's immigration law was first. Next was a ruling by a federal judge to strike
down California's Proposition 8, which voters there passed to define marriage between a man and a
overturned Prop. 8 while claiming he wasn't changing anything. Judge Vaughn R. Walker's
opinion purporting to strike down California's Proposition 8 ballot initiative banning gay marriage is
a screaming advertisement against the appointment and confirmation of renegade judicial activists like Elena
Kagan. The labyrinth of twisted reasoning Walker constructs in his opinion is a testament to the
depth of deceit that inhabits the modern left's thought processes.
Amnesty bill to be blurred with Gay marriage
and 'freedom rights'. A leak, who is very reliable, has revealed from behind closed doors the
intentions from this progressive congress and Obama. There is a Bill in the Works that will blur the
controversial, gay marriage issue with illegal alien rights and amnesty. This administration and congress
plans to hide behind 'freedom' and are obtaining huge support from the gay community, naturally in the name of
freedom regarding this soon to be exposed Bill. You and I have just gotten a sneak peak as to the
next 'Rules for Radicals trick' as it is unfolding.
NBC Changes Rules to Allow Same-Sex 'Today'
Wedding. After a meeting with gay and lesbian activists on Thursday, NBC's "Today"
show said it is changing the rules for its annual wedding contest to allow same-sex couples to
apply for a ceremony conducted on morning TV.
Judge: Federal gay marriage ban
unconstitutional. A U.S. judge in Boston has ruled that a federal gay marriage ban is unconstitutional
because it interferes with the right of a state to define marriage.
Obamacare or Gay Marriage? Suffice it to say that the issue of "gay marriage" may be back in
the headlines again soon. Specifically, the "prop 8" case could be headed to the Supreme Court.
This, in turn, will likely cause at least some socially conservative Americans to demand that the Republican
Party jump-start its previous "gay marriage ban" efforts. And this will impact the November 2010 elections.
Newsweek's Transparent Call for
Legalizing Gay Marriage. Newsweek's article "The Right to Love — and Loss" pretends to fight
for gay couples' "right" to divorce. Instead, it is simply a transparent ruse to fight for gay marriage.
How else could gay divorce be legal unless gay marriage preceded it? In a shining example of journalistic bias,
reporter Eve Conant included seven different sources in favor of the government recognizing gay divorce (and hence,
recognizing gay marriage) and quoted them 14 times in her article.
compares incest, drug abuse to gay marriage. Mike Huckabee, a possible Republican presidential
candidate in 2012, says the effort to allow gays and lesbians to marry is comparable to legalizing incest,
polygamy and drug use. Mr. Huckabee also told college journalists last week that gay couples should not
be permitted to adopt. "Children are not puppies," he said.
York Senate votes against legalizing gay marriage by a large margin, 38-24. In a major blow to
the gay rights movement, the state Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly killed a bill to legalize same-sex
marriage. After two hours of emotional and often deeply personal debate, the Senate voted down the
measure 38-24, effectively killing its chances before next year's elections.
in Maine: Why We'd Better Fight. Now that we know what President Obama's "Safe Schools
Czar" Kevin Jennings means by "safe," we'd better start putting the pieces together on homosexual activism
and fight back. The beautiful old state of Maine faces a battle that will affect us all. Will
they vote "yes" to maintain traditional marriage on November 3rd or will they not? Homosexual
advocates are pouring in millions, while defenders are operating on a shoestring.
The Episcopal Church:
Still Christian? It certainly isn't my job to pronounce judgment on other churches (I attend a
nondenominational Evangelical fellowship). But I can only wonder at people who gain their authority from
the historic Christian church while simultaneously trashing the doctrinces of the very same historic Christian
Episcopalians say God calls homosexuals.
God has called and may continue to call homosexuals "to any ordained ministry in the Episcopal Church," the
denomination's House of Deputies declared Sunday. Homosexual-rights activists cheered the resolution,
saying it would effectively end the church's three-year-old moratorium on the election of bishops in same-sex
says they're your kids? Not in Montana. The Montana Supreme Court just made it a whole lot harder
to be a parent, and a whole lot easier to become one. ... The court affirmed a Missoula District Court ruling by Judge
Ed McLean that Michelle Kulstad had earned the right to be known as a parent to two children because she had
"shacked up" with the children's adoptive mother during the time when they were adopted.
Gay marriage gone wrong creates Catch-22.
Trapped in a bad marriage? Sorry, really. But you've got nothing on Larissa Chism and Tara Ranzy,
a divorce-seeking Indiana couple doomed to live unhappily ever after and after and after by a legal Catch-22.
The Editor says...
Are we supposed to feel sorry for these people? If you make waves, you will be left to swim in them.
Open Letter to President Obama: If you agree with our concern about marriage, it's time for you
to start contacting both Republican and Democratic congressmen. Congress is where the battle concerning
the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) will likely be fought. Importantly, many Republicans are shying away
from this important social issue. Conversely, the Democratic Party (generally speaking) seems to be
beholding to the gay marriage movement for its financial support in the last election.
Obama's EEOC Nominee
Would Redefine Marriage. Chai Feldblum, Obama's nominee for the EEOC, aims to fundamentally
change America's definition of marriage. Feldblum is perhaps the nation's leading LGBT (lesbian, gay,
bisexual, transgender) rights activist. A graduate of Harvard Law School, once Legislative Counsel for
the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), she's now Professor of Law at Georgetown University. She's
also a self-avowed lesbian.
DOMA Repeal Introduced, Faces Stiff Opposition.
A new challenge has arisen to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the 1996 federal marriage law that gives states
the right to refuse to recognize same-sex marriages from other states and prevents federal recognition of gay
marriage. ... H.R. 3567, which already has 91 co-sponsors, would mandate the acceptance of same-sex
marriages under the law nationwide so long as the marriage was legally performed in one of the four states
with active same-sex marriage laws.
According to the work of Harvard trained Dr. Stanley Kurtz and others, rapid destabilization of the entire
institution of marriage has been an unintended consequence of recognizing same-sex marriages.
The Institution Formerly
Known As Marriage. The Iowa court's recent decision does not simply broaden marriage, it radically changes
its nature. While marriage previously served public purposes of attaching mothers and fathers to their children
and one another, now marriage merely serves as affirmation of adult feelings.
Opponents of gay marriage to rally in Augusta
Sunday. More than 1,000 gay-marriage opponents are expected to rally in Augusta for an evening event
Sunday [9/13/2009] featuring religious and conservative leaders from across Maine and the country. It's the second
such rally held in the state capital this year and it's designed to inspire and motivate same-sex marriage opponents, said
the Rev. Bob Emrich, of Plymouth, one of the organizers.
Black clergy opposing gay marriage resent
civil rights comparision. Black clergy have long opposed the march toward legal same-sex
marriages. Now, they're also challenging the growing efforts of gay-marriage supporters to frame
the issue as a civil rights cause.
California high court upholds gay marriage
ban. The California Supreme Court upheld a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage Tuesday [5/26/2009], but
it also decided that the estimated 18,000 gay couples who tied the knot before the law took effect will stay wed.
Prop. 8: Schwarzenegger says he'll carry out court's ruling.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said this morning that he would carry out the Supreme Court's ruling backing
Proposition 8 but that he believes gay couples should have the right to marry and would obtain it
someday through an initiative or the courts. "He voted no on Prop. 8. He supports the idea
of giving same-sex couples the right to marry. I think he was hoping it would go the other way,"
said spokesman Aaron McLear.
protesters blocking traffic in California. Hundreds of people, protesting the State Supreme Court's decision
to uphold a ban on same-sex marriage, have formed a human blockade at Van Ness Avenue and Grove Street, shutting down
traffic and causing disruptions on Muni bus lines.
The Editor says...
I just don't get it. The voters of California rejected the idea of same-sex marriage. The
state's Supreme Court upheld the law. And now an angry mob takes to the streets... for what
possible purpose? How is that going to change anyone's opinion, or the law itself?
Gay Marriage Advocates
in California Face Another Setback. The California Supreme Court upheld Proposition 8 yesterday [5/26/2009],
the initiative Golden State voters approved last fall to amend our state's constitution to recognize only unions between
one man and one woman as marriages. Now advocates of gay marriage have their work cut out for them. Since the
court refused to respond favorably to their opinion, they must go back to the people and ask them to reverse Prop 8.
To do that, they'll need make a better case than they did last fall.
California Is Braver Than Some Pastors. I never thought that I would mention Perez Hilton in one of
my columns, much less publically thank him for being an obnoxious, culturally-toxic chunky gay man, but thank you
Perez — or whatever the heck your name is.
Why do I thank him? Well, I thank him because his inappropriate, gay agenda-laden beauty queen litmus test
regarding homosexuals getting hitched-up afforded Miss California the opportunity to stand up for the
biblical definition of marriage...
Destruction of Miss California. Most polls show that the majority of Americans agree with
[Carrie] Prejean, including the president of the United States. Yet since she made that statement
as Miss California, the woman has been persecuted in the media.
California is the Left's new Sarah Palin. [All the fuss] seems absurd given the low interest in
these events let alone the improbability of anyone caring about the views expressed by the contestants during
the question and answer phase. Let's face it: people tuning in to watch such a spectacle aren't
doing so to get a tutorial on current events and pressing issues of the day.
Gay Tail Wags Hetero
Dog. Those who say the militant homosexual activists' goal is to live and let live apparently aren't
following their reaction to Prejean and Hilton, which proves the militants will not tolerate an opposing viewpoint.
Those who doubt their persistence might be surprised on a not-too-distant day when most states have succumbed to the
bullying and changed their definitions of marriage.
Carrie On the Tradition.
Beyond applauding Carrie and her steadfastness, I think an important point should be made. Asking a woman
in a beauty contest to testify against the sacrament of marriage between a man and a woman is an intrinsically
absurd proposition. If her presence in such an event has any point, it is to highlight the gift of
womanhood, to proclaim to men that God has prepared for them a perfect partner. To ask a woman engaged
in celebrating her femininity to declare that it is fine if a man chooses to refuse this gift is a negation of
what she is trying to communicate.
The (Same) Sex Issue.
It is unbelievable how wretched and wormy the liberal media have been regarding Carrie Prejean's comments
regarding same sex marriage. Here she was expressing the views of probably over 90 percent of
Americans, to wit (1) America is a great country because opposing views are allowed, protected even.
(2) But for her, she was brought up as a Christian and guides her life on those precepts, and thus (3) She
believes that marriage should be between a man and a woman. Fortunately Donald Trump put it all in perspective
by noting that she was saying nothing more that what President Obama has said about the same subject!
Axelrod: Prejean is a
dog. How much longer will this country be able to endure the utter contempt these progressives
have for traditional American values? When will conservatives begin to stand up for this young woman and
the values she is defending?
The Donald Didn't
Duck. It's an odd day when Donald Trump becomes your hero. But that's the new light I see him in,
standing beside Miss California as she withstood the worst kind of public incivility, just for giving an honest answer
to a question about a fundamental institution in American life. Truth be told, "hero" might be overkill.
But Trump, for whatever his reasons, deserves credit for how he handled the Carrie Prejean controversy.
This is a side-track, and yet I'm inclined to follow it...
From A Beauty Pageant. No one tells Donald Trump what to do. Trump has de-crowned beauty queens
before, upon release of photos. I suppose Prejean may have technically broken pageant rules by not
disclosing them, but contrary to what the magnitude of media coverage suggests, this isn't a murder trial.
This is The Donald's world, in which he is judge, jury and executioner. I doubt that his foremost consideration,
in determining Prejean's fate, was to safeguard the integrity and good name of a skin parade.
Update: Donald Trump is no hero after all.
Exclusive: Miss California Carrie Prejean Loses
Her Crown. Less than a month after being told by Donald Trump that she can keep her Miss California
crown, Carrie Prejean was fired on Wednesday [6/10/2009]. In a release first obtained by FOXNews.com, K2 Productions,
the independent producers of the Miss California USA pageant, under license from Miss Universe, cited continued breach of
contract issues as the reason for Prejean's firing.
Yes, Marriage Can Be Saved From the Gay Lobby.
Since the April defeats for traditional marriage in the Iowa Supreme Court, the Vermont Legislature and the
Washington, D.C., City Council, Americans in the other 48 states are quietly stress-testing their legal
defenses against the spread of legalized same-sex marriage. The Iowa ruling was particularly shocking.
Not one of Iowa's seven supreme court justices, who were appointed by both Republican and Democratic governors
over the past 15 years, could identify a valid public purpose for the institution that has guided our
civilization for thousands of years.
How Iowa Happened: By now, everyone knows
that the Supreme Court of Iowa has imposed same sex "marriage" on the heartland of America, a mere 10 years after the
people of that state had expressly voted against it. What very few people know is exactly how unfair this fight
really was. Not only was the line-up within the courtroom imbalanced, but the trial court refused to hear relevant
evidence. When the case made its way to the Iowa Supreme Court, they didn't behave much better.
Iowa, A Great Place To Be From. The
state in which I was born and raised has become the latest judicial laboratory for deviant social policy. In a
unanimous vote last week, the Iowa Supreme Court created the "right" to same-sex marriage. As is always the case,
the voters had no direct say in the matter. Their state senators and representatives had acted responsibly on the
matter several years ago by defining marriage as what it is — a union of one man and one woman. But that no
longer matters in America, where we now live not in a representative republic but rather under a left-wing judicial
Barbara Maniaci is asking the high court to come down from the mountain with the legal equivalent of the Ten Commandments,
or more particularly the traditional Fifth Commandment: "Honor thy father and mother." What she hopes for from
the distinguished justices is no less than a promise that the state of Montana will, must and should "honor the mothers
and fathers' of all legally recognized families, and shall not take away inalienable parental rights or bestow them
upon others because of a political agenda that would allow gay rights to trump family law.
Same-sex marriage foes push for a
vote. Almost as soon as the Iowa Supreme Court issued its historic decision legalizing
same-sex marriage, gay marriage foes began lobbying legislators to debate a proposed constitutional
amendment limiting marriage to heterosexual couples. That is "exceedingly unlikely," said Senate
Majority Leader Michael Gronstal, D-Council Bluffs. He vowed Monday [4/6/2009] not to take up the
issue in the Senate.
D.C. eyes gay
marriage recognition. The D.C. Council will consider Tuesday [4/14/2009] whether to recognize
domestic partnerships granted in other states and countries — a decision that could serve as a
prelude to the city's own attempt to legalize same-sex marriage.
Vermont becomes 4th state to allow
gay marriage. Vermont legalized gay marriage on Tuesday [4/7/2009] after lawmakers overrode a veto
from the governor by a wafer-thin margin, making the New England state the fourth in the United States where
gays can wed.
Liberty? Last week, the Iowa supreme court found a constitutional right to gay marriage,
rejecting the arguments for marriage accepted by the state supreme courts of New York, Maryland, and Washington.
Thus did the Iowa court, as my colleague at the National Organization for Marriage Brian Brown said, "misuse the law to
impose an untruth on unwilling Iowans: Same-sex unions are not marriages and Iowans should not be forced to treat
them as such by law."
Will Iowa Become a Homosexual Mecca? Shock,
amazement, anger, disgust. All were feelings experienced by Iowa conservatives last Friday [4/3/2009] after the state Supreme
Court issued a unanimous decision which allows same sex marriages in the Hawkeye state. The Court struck down the
existing law which states, "[O]nly marriage between a male and a female is valid," proclaiming in a sixty-nine page
decision that the statute was unconstitutional. ... The Court ignored both Iowa public opinion and its constitutional
duty to interpret the statute rather than enacting public policy.
Miami judge rules against Florida gay adoption
ban. A judge on Tuesday ruled that a strict Florida law that blocks gay people from
adopting children is unconstitutional, declaring there was no legal or scientific reason for sexual orientation alone
to prohibit anyone from adopting. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Cindy Lederman said the 31-year-old law violates equal
protection rights for the children and their prospective gay parents, rejecting the state's arguments that there is "a
supposed dark cloud hovering over homes of homosexuals and their children."
Why America's Culture Is Being Undermined: New
York State now dignifies homosexuality to the point of considering two females as the parents of a newborn. And New
York State is not alone in taking such action. The bedrock of any worthwhile civilization, the traditional
family, has been undermined and has now been officially denigrated. No government bureau would have dared circulate
such a directive only a few decades in the past. A solid foundation of traditional morality would have made it
impossible to even consider such a departure during past millennia. But America's culture is changing, and the
gradual acceptance of same-sex "marriage" is just one example. But why is America changing?
Pestered Prop 8 donors file
suit. After giving $10,000 to California's Proposition 8 campaign last year, Charles LiMandri began receiving
some unexpected correspondence. "I got about two dozen e-mails and hate phone calls," said Mr. LiMandri, who lives
in San Diego. "They were calling me Nazi, homophobe, bigot. I tried to engage people once or twice -- I
said that Proposition 8 had nothing to do with being bigoted, it was about preserving marriage -- but people
don't want to engage on the issue." As a lawyer, however, Mr. LiMandri knew what to do with the e-mails.
Judge Orders Homosexuals' Names
Placed on Adopted Boy's Louisiana Birth Certificate. The State of Louisiana is expected to appeal
a federal court decision last week ordering the state's Office of Vital Records to change a child's birth
certificate to list two homosexual men as his parents.
Extremism: Obama and Same-Sex Marriage. Obama declares his support for "civil unions,"
identifies the legal recognition of homosexual relationships as a matter of "civil rights," and parrots the
line of the supporters of same-sex marriage that affording gay couples those "rights" works him and others no
harm in their own (heterosexual) marriages. But as a former teacher of constitutional law, he surely
also knows that civil unions were the wedge employed by the California supreme court to crack open the
tradition of marriage and declare that "equality" required the final step be taken from civil unions to
full-fledged marriage. Speaking of the "civil rights" of same-sex couples in egalitarian tones, as
Obama does, is an invitation to courts to continue this strategy.
Massachusetts couple who led
gay marriage fight to divorce. A lesbian couple who led the fight for gay marriage in
Massachusetts has filed for divorce. Julie and Hillary Goodridge were among seven gay couples
who filed a lawsuit that led to a court ruling making Massachusetts the first state to legalize same-sex
marriages in 2004. The couple became the public face of the debate in the state and married the
first day same-sex marriages became legal.
Blacklist. Strange times we live in when it takes a ballot initiative to confirm the
definition of marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Stranger still when endorsing that
definition through the democratic process brings threats and reprisals. In November, the San
Francisco Chronicle published the names and home addresses of everyone who donated money in support of
California's Proposition 8 marriage initiative. All available information, plus the amount
donated, was broadcast. My name is on that list.
Supreme Court looks unlikely to kill Proposition 8. State justices appear unwilling to overturn
the gay-marriage ban but suggest that pre-vote weddings are valid.
vs. Democracy: [The citizens of California] don't believe gays should be allowed to unite under
the name of marriage. In 2000, more than 61 percent of voters supported a ballot measure barring such
unions. That didn't mean the voters get their way. Last summer, the state Supreme Court struck the
law down on the ground that it violated the California Constitution by discriminating on the basis of sexual
Unconstitutional Constitution. Last November, 13,402,566 California voters expressed themselves
for or against Proposition 8, which said that their state's Constitution should be amended to define
marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman. The voters, confident that they had a right to
decide this question by referendum, endorsed Proposition 8 by a margin of 52.3 to 47.7. Now comes
California's attorney general, Jerry Brown — always a fountain of novel arguments — with
a 111-page brief asking the state Supreme Court to declare the constitutional amendment unconstitutional.
City Attorney to file legal challenge to Prop 8. The San Francisco City Attorney's office
says he plans to challenge the validity of a ballot measure that would change the state constitution to
ban gay marriage. Spokesman Matt Dorsey says City Attorney Dennis Herrera will file the legal
challenge in the California Supreme Court if the measure passes.
Civil rights groups challenge
Prop 8 in court. Civil rights groups moved quickly today to challenge Proposition 8,
asking the California Supreme Court to strike down the latest attempt to ban same-sex marriage across
the state. While refusing to concede that the ballot measure has passed, gay marriage supporters
nevertheless filed a petition with the state's high court in the event the current vote holds and
Proposition 8 amends the California constitution to once again outlaw marriage for gay and
The Editor says...
Why have elections if the state Supreme Court can override them?
Thousands in Salt
Lake City protest LDS stance on same-sex marriage. Opponents of a measure that banned gay
marriage in California took their outrage to the spiritual hub of Mormonism on Friday [11/7/2008]. More
than 3,000 people swarmed downtown Salt Lake City to march past the LDS temple and church headquarters,
protesting Mormon involvement in the campaign for California's Proposition 8.
San Francisco Challenging Prop. 8 Results.
San Francisco intends to take the legal battle over same-sex marriage to the state Supreme Court. Meanwhile,
Gov. Arnold Schwarznegger has expressed disappointment over the passage last week of Proposition 8, which
bans gay marriage in California.
L.A. County to join Prop. 8 suits.
Los Angeles County supervisors voted Wednesday [11/12/2008] to join cities and counties in lawsuits against the
same-sex marriage ban, a move cheered by gays and lesbians who say they'll step up protests to overturn the
divisive measure approved by voters last week.
Democracy Doesn't Work, Try Anarchy. [Scroll down] What's wrong with this picture?
Lots. First, there's the obvious inability of the minority to accept the will of the majority.
Californians have spoken twice, through the elections in 2000 and 2008. Nearly every county across the
state (including Los Angeles County) voted to amend the state constitution in favor of traditional marriage.
Nevertheless, bitter activists simply cannot accept the outcome as being truly reflective of the general public.
Donor Disclosure Has Its Downsides. We
have secret balloting for obvious reasons. ... And yet the mandatory public disclosure of financial donations to political
campaigns in almost every state and at the federal level renders people's fears and vulnerability all too real.
Proposition 8 — California's recently passed constitutional amendment to outlaw gay marriage by ensuring
that marriage in that state remains between a man and a woman — is a dramatic case in point.
Gay Activists Boycott Backers
of Prop 8. Soon after California's passage of a initiative banning same-sex marriage last month, dozens of
gay activists descended on the El Coyote restaurant with signs and placards. They chanted "Shame on you," cussed at
patrons and began a boycott of the cafe. The restaurants's [sic] crime: A daughter of the owner donated $100
to support Proposition 8, the antigay-marriage initiative approved by voters.
The New Culture War.
[Pastor Rick] Warren is comfortably in the American mainstream. ... Warren, in short, is an unlikely hate figure,
more Billy Graham than Pat Robertson. But he has a black mark against him for those yelping in rage about
his participation in the inauguration. He believes what a majority of Americans do, what the vast majority
of the planet does, and what all major religions maintain about marriage: namely, it should be defined as
between a man and a woman.
California Supreme Court to take up gay
marriage ban. California's highest court has agreed to hear legal challenges to a new ban on
gay marriage, but is refusing to allow gay couples to resume marrying until it rules. The California
Supreme Court on Wednesday accepted three lawsuits seeking to overturn Proposition 8.
Florida, California voters approve gay-marriage
bans. A ban on gay marriage, which is already illegal in Florida, looks like it will be
enshrined in the state Constitution. The Florida Marriage Protection Amendment is one of four
constitutional changes that appeared headed for approval with 95 percent of statewide precincts
Achilles Heel. Something interesting happened on Election Day that didn't get much attention.
Bans on gay marriage were on ballots in several states, and they all won. In fact, gay marriage bans have
ultimately passed in all 30 of the states in which they were on the ballot.
California ban on same-sex marriage
struck down. The California Supreme Court struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage
Thursday [5/15/2008], saying sexual orientation, like race or gender, "does not constitute a legitimate basis
upon which to deny or withhold legal rights." In a 4-3 120-page ruling issue, the justices wrote that
"responsibly to care for and raise children does not depend upon the individual's sexual orientation."
California's Top Court Overturns Same-Sex
Marriage Ban. The California Supreme Court overturned a ban on gay marriage Thursday, calling
such a prohibition unconstitutional and paving the way for California to become the second state where gay
and lesbian residents can marry. In the 4-3 decision, Chief Justice Ron George wrote for the majority
that domestic partnerships are not a good enough substitute for marriage.
Gay Rights vs. Democracy:
The high court of California has made gay marriage into a right that is immune from restriction by the majority of citizens in the
state. We already know what California citizens think about gay marriage: they oppose it. A referendum outlawing
gay marriage was passed with the support of the state's voters. More than 60 percent of voters cast their ballots
against gay marriage. How, then, can a court invalidate the referendum and over-rule the will of the people? Basically
through a kind of legal fraud.
Obama's Mandate for Nationalized Same-Sex
Marriage. Appearing Monday on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Joe Biden made the most high-profile
statement yet of the Obama-Biden position on same-sex marriage. DeGeneres asked where he stands on
California's Proposition 8, a 14-word proposal that says, "Only marriage between a man and a woman is
valid or recognized in California." Those exact words were enacted originally as a California statute
in 2000, when 61 percent of voters approved Proposition 22, the California Defense of Marriage Act.
A Line in the Sand for
Same-Sex Marriage Foes. While the battle over same-sex marriage has been all but invisible in the
presidential race this year, it is raging like a wind-whipped wildfire in California. Conservative religious
leaders from across the country are pouring time, talent and millions of dollars into the state in support of
Proposition 8, which would ban same-sex marriage.
What same-sex "marriage" has
done to Massachusetts. Homosexual "marriage" hangs over society like a hammer with the force
of law. And it's only just begun. It's pretty clear that the homosexual movement's obsession
with marriage is not because large numbers of them actually want to marry each other. Research shows
that homosexual relationships are fundamentally dysfunctional on many levels, and "marriage" as we know it
isn't something they can achieve, or even desire. (In fact, over the last three months, the Sunday
Boston Globe's marriage section hasn't had any photos of homosexual marriages. In the beginning it was
full of them.) This is about putting the legal stamp of approval on homosexuality and imposing it with force
throughout the various social and political institutions of a society that would never accept it otherwise.
Tyranny In the Name of Progress:
court bans religious objections to same-sex pregnancies. Once again, judges in California have
taken sides in the culture wars. On Monday [8/18/2008], in North Coast Women's Care v. Benitez, the Golden State's
highest court ruled that doctors may not rely on their religious principles to refuse in-vitro fertilization
for same-sex couples. The decision runs roughshod over the First Amendment's free-exercise clause,
seeking to supplant Judeo-Christian principles with the state-imposed religion of secularism. This is a
false choice under the federal Constitution, which makes room for both.
Court Strips Children of Right to Mother and Father. Most of the media coverage of the California
Supreme Court's decision has focused on the court's declaration that there is a right to same-sex marriage.
The ruling invalidated California's Proposition 22, a state ballot initiative that passed with 61 percent
of the vote in 2000, and which banned same-sex marriage in the state. But the California Supreme Court
decision goes beyond simply giving same-sex couples the right to call their unions a "marriage." It also
strips children of the right not to be artificially conceived or adopted by people other than a mother and
Governor signs "1913 Law"
repeal with gala State House ceremony. After the Legislature kept their promises to the
homosexual lobby and even passed the new, practically referendum-proof version of the 1913 Law repeal on
Wednesday afternoon [7/30/2008], the Governor wasted no time having a splashy State House signing ceremony.
The New York Times is surprised to find...
Finds Californians Still Oppose Gay Marriage. More than half of Californians support a proposed ballot
measure that would overturn a recent ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in the state, a poll has found. Fifty-four
percent of registered voters would back the measure, according to the survey by The Los Angeles Times and KTLA-TV.
Thirty-five percent oppose the proposed measure, which is expected to be on the November ballot.
Gay Marriage Returns.
California's Supreme Court is not the law of the land, but its 4-3 ruling, titled "In re Marriage Cases" for
six consolidated appeals, explicitly told both the state's voters and its elected legislature to get lost.
Back in 2000, California voters by 61% approved a proposition asserting that the state could only recognize a
"marriage" between man and woman. Now comes the court.
Moonbeam's Revenge: By the narrowest of margins, the California supreme court ruled Thursday
[5/15/2008] that Proposition 22, passed by 62 percent of California voters in 2000, is
unconstitutional. ... On the legal front, this opinion breaks radically new ground: The California
supreme court is the first in the country to find a fundamental right to same-sex marriage. ... In
a slam-dunk for gay-marriage advocates, the Court also affirmed a sweeping equal-protection right to gay
marriage, grounded in the right to have one's family relationships accorded equal respect and dignity.
The End of 'We
the People'. Anyone desiring a preview of what the federal judiciary would look like under
a Barack Obama administration need look no further than a narrow ruling by the Connecticut Supreme Court
allowing same-sex "marriage." By a 4-3 margin, the high court deprived Connecticut citizens of the
right to limit marriage and, thus, societal approval, to the legal and covenantal relationship between a
man and a woman. The ruling cannot be appealed, in keeping with the dictatorial mind-set of the
Hallmark Adds Same-Sex
Marriage Cards. Most states don't recognize gay marriage — but now Hallmark
does. The nation's largest greeting card company is rolling out same-sex wedding cards —
featuring two tuxedos, overlapping hearts or intertwined flowers, with best wishes inside. "Two
hearts. One promise," one says.
Care Enough to Send the Very Worst.
Hallmark, a privately owned company and the biggest name in greeting cards, is releasing same-sex marriage cards.
This latest marketing venture comes despite the fact that homosexual "marriage" has only been imposed by the courts
in two states. The cards include two tuxedos on the front or two hearts intertwined.
California court won't delay gay weddings until vote.
California's highest court on Tuesday refused to stay until after the November election its decision legalizing
same-sex marriage in the state. Conservative religious and legal groups had asked the California Supreme
Court to stop its order from becoming effective until voters have the chance to weigh in on the issue.
The Editor says...
The voters have already "weighed in on the issue" when they voted on Proposition 22 That's
why the Supreme Court's ruling is so repugnant.
County clerk will
stop performing weddings before same-sex couples can apply for licenses. Kern County Clerk Ann Barnett has
announced that her office will stop performing all weddings a few days before June 17, the date that same-sex couples
can legally apply for marriage licenses. Barnett's staff processes marriage licenses for hundreds of Kern County
residents each year and it will continue to do, for both straight and gay couples, beginning June 17 as required by
law, she said in a written statement.
counties to halt all weddings, gay or not. County officials in at least two California counties
say they'll stop performing all wedding ceremonies by next week, arguing that they don't have enough resources
to marry both gay and straight couples. Officials in Kern and Butte counties cited budget and staffing
constraints as the rationale for halting the ceremonies.
Court keeps anti-gay marriage initiative on ballot. A voter initiative to reinstate a ban on
same-sex marriage will remain on the November ballot, the California Supreme Court decided unanimously
Wednesday [7/16/2008]. The court issued a brief order rejecting arguments that the initiative,
Proposition 8, was an illegal constitutional revision and that voters had been misled when they
signed petitions to put it on the ballot.
8 -- the case for traditional marriage. California voters were taken aback by the May 15
California Supreme Court (4-3) decision that reversed the votes of 4.5 million Californians who said
"yes" to traditional marriage in 2000. Proposition 22, which legally defined marriage as between
one man and one woman, was passed overwhelmingly in November 2000. Essentially, the court by a slim
4-3 decision overturned the will of the people and said "no" to 63 percent of San Diego County voters.
Victory for Christian registrar who refused
to carry out gay 'weddings'. A Christian registrar who was harassed and discriminated against after she
refused to carry out same-sex civil partnership ceremonies has won a key legal battle. Lillian Ladele, 47, said that
she was treated like a pariah by colleagues at Islington council in North London after she said that she could not carry
out the ceremonies as a matter of religious conscience.
registrar who refused to marry gay couples reveals bullying ordeal. The devout Christian registrar who won a
landmark legal battle over her refusal to carry out gay 'weddings' has spoken for the first time about the devastating
campaign of bullying she suffered at the hands of her politically correct colleagues. Lillian Ladele says she was
treated as a 'pariah' because her traditional values were at odds with the dogmatism of equalities-obsessed Islington
California same-sex weddings will
affect other states. After wedding-day celebrations subside, gay and lesbian couples from other states who
marry starting this week in California face sobering challenges. Many will return home to states which explicitly
reject same-sex unions. Major gay-rights groups are urging them not to rush into lawsuits demanding that their marriages
be recognized. Lawyers warn that they may have difficulty divorcing if things go awry.
Man, That's My Wife. As you may have noticed, the California Supreme Court recently decided by
a 4-3 margin to green light same-sex marriages. In doing so, they over-turned a ballot measure that
61% of the voters approved in 2000, which stated that "only marriage between a man and a woman is valid and
recognized in California." Although there is nothing in the state constitution that warrants that vote
being set aside by four jurists, these days there's nothing unusual about 56% of the judges over-ruling
61% of the electorate.
priests marry in Anglican church's first gay 'wedding'. Two male priests exchanged vows and rings in a
ceremony that was conducted using one of the church's most traditional wedding rites — a decision seen as
blasphemous by conservatives. The ceremony broke Church of England guidelines and was carried out last month in
defiance of the Bishop of London, in whose diocese it took place.
and Immoral SUVs: There is a verse in the Bible that comes to mind: "So justice is driven back, and
righteousness stands at a distance; truth has stumbled in the streets, honesty cannot enter" (Isaiah 59:14). It's a
prophetic utterance of a time when judgment would be turned inside out and backward. Right would be wrong, wrong would
be right and truth would be the victim, having "stumbled in the streets." It would seem we are there. At the same
times as the New York Times was implying that anyone driving an SUV is committing an immoral act, they were praising the new
age of freedom being ushered in by the California rush of same-sex marriages.
The Editor says...
The book of Isaiah is full of interesting reading, mainly because of its many long-range predictions that
turned out to be true. The verse quoted above is quite applicable, but read the next verse (59:15) as well:
Mormon Church enters
gay marriage fight. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is asking California members to
join the effort to amend that state's constitution to define marriage as being between a man and a woman.
"Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a
prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no
decision may help Republicans. The California Supreme Court's historic ruling affirming the
right of same-sex couples to marry is certain to inject the issue into the 2008 presidential race and could
help Republicans by serving up a red-meat issue to rally conservative voters. The court's 4-3 decision
echoes the Massachusetts Supreme Court's ruling legalizing gay marriage before the last presidential election
in 2004, which led San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom to begin issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.
Activism. The California supreme court, by a 4-to-3 margin, ruled Thursday that it is not
sufficient that California has enacted a domestic-partnership scheme that makes available to same-sex couples
"virtually all of the same substantive legal benefits and privileges" as marriage. The court instead
invented a "right of same-sex couples to have their official family relationship accorded the same
dignity, respect, and stature as that accorded to all other officially recognized family relationships."
In short, it required that marriage itself — both the term and the institution — be
redefined to be fully available to same-sex couples.
Over The Threshold. The civil
purpose of marriage is not and never has been to reaffirm the love of two people for one another. Nor is marriage
primarily a business arrangement. This country and healthy societies around the world and throughout history have
given marriage special legal protection because of the recognition that it's the one institution that ensures the
society's future through the orderly upbringing of children.
Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage Fuels a Battle, Rather Than Ending It. [Mathew D.] Staver, the founder and chairman
of Liberty Counsel, a Florida group that defends traditional marriage, flew to Dallas on Thursday night [5/15/2008] for a late
dinner meeting with a fund-raiser. The topic was how to finance a campaign for the California Marriage Protection Act, a
November ballot initiative that would amend the state Constitution and effectively undo the court's decision.
amendment would insert 14 words into the California Constitution — "Only marriage between a man and a woman
is valid and recognized in California"
You Can Fight The Imposition Of Same-Sex Marriage In
America. On May 15, 2008, the California Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that same-sex marriage should be legal
in the state. This decision was made despite millions of voters approving Proposition 22 in 2000.
Proposition 22 stated clearly that the people of California wanted marriage to be only a union of one man and one
woman. Proposition 22 expressed the will of 61.4% of California citizens. But their will has been
overthrown by four liberal activist judges on the California Supreme Court.
to impeach judge for gay ruling. A conservative political activist is demanding that the Iowa
Legislature impeach Polk County District Judge Robert Hanson, who ruled last month that state's ban on gay
marriage is unconstitutional. Bill Salier, a Nora Springs farmer and former Republican candidate for
U.S. Senate, said Wednesday [9/12/2007] that he is passing petitions favoring the judge's impeachment.
Don't Want "Marriage" After All. Getting married isn't even on the radar screen for the vast
majority of homosexuals.
By co-opting and misapplying the language of the genuine civil rights movement,
homosexual activists — along with kindred leftists in the media, government and elsewhere —
are making considerable strides toward reshaping our culture. They've enjoyed much success in attaining
official government recognition of a disordered and empty, though demonstrably mutable, sexual lifestyle.
case against gay parents raising kids. London author Dawn Stefanowicz has published a compelling
memoir entitled "Out From Under: The Impact of Homosexual Parenting." In this compelling book, she
presents an open and honest account of her anguishing experiences as a child growing up in a dysfunctional home
dominated by a homosexual father and a submissive mother.
Civil unions aren't
marriage. In a 3½-hour session that sounded sometimes like a law school seminar and sometimes like a
radio talk show, the California Supreme Court this week wrestled with the question of whether the state Constitution's
guarantee of "equal protection of the laws" requires the recognition of same-sex marriages.
could pay surrogates £15,000 to have babies for gays. Surrogate mothers could be given up
to £15,000 of Health Service money to have children for gay couples, it emerged yesterday [1/30/2008].
An NHS trust is considering funding the service for infertile couples -- whether they are heterosexual
or of the same-sex.
Expresses Support for Homosexual Marriage. Al Gore, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and
self-proclaimed "inventor of the Internet," has earned a new moniker: champion of homosexual
marriage. And while some observers are excited about Gore's endorsement of same-sex marriage, the laws
at the state level show overall that traditional marriage is supported by a vast majority of Americans and
Mayor Presides Over Same-Sex 'Wedding'. Outgoing Philadelphia Mayor John Street officiated at
his first same-sex commitment ceremony at City Hall on Saturday [11/24/2007]. A pro-family
organization said the event marked a "dark day in the history of the City of Brotherly Love."
Gay marriage in Canada should be recognized in New York. An appeals court has ruled
that a gay couple's marriage in Canada should be recognized in New York. The Appellate Division
of state Supreme Court today reversed a judge's ruling in 2006 that Monroe Community College did
not have to extend health benefits to an employee's lesbian partner.
Unhinged. [Eileen] McNamara's column encapsulates the haughtiness with which liberals proselytize
their social scheme and the utter disdain with which they hold those who do not agree with their attempts to
impose their will on an unreceptive public. In essence, she is saying that if you don't agree with the
proponents of same sex marriage, you are a bigot. This episode has laid bare the elitist, insufferable
and anti-democratic nature of liberalism for all to see.
to blame for anti-gay-marriage initiatives? Homosexual relationships surely have existed
throughout history, but homosexuals have not sought marriage rights nor has any society formally sanctioned
such relationships through its laws, that is until the late 20th century, and then in just a very few
societies. Now, some judges in the United States have cast aside tradition and law in favor of an
experiment in reordering society, without the democratic consent of the citizens of the affected
communities. Should it surprise anyone that a backlash has ensued?
Maryland taxpayers may be
forced to subsidize homosexual lifestyle. Pro-family activist Matt Barber is warning Maryland
taxpayers that they may soon be forced to support the homosexual lifestyle with their pocketbooks. Barber,
policy director for cultural issues for Concerned Women for America, says Maryland appears on the fast track
to becoming the 15th state to grant domestic partner benefits to homosexual state employees.
Governor flies flag for gay
marriage in pride parade. Onlookers cheered and waved "thank you" signs yesterday as Deval
Patrick became the first governor to march in Boston's gay pride parade, days before an anticipated vote
on a ballot question that could bar same-sex marriages.
Court Restores Nebraska's
Same-Sex Marriage Ban. Supporters of banning gay marriage won two major court rulings Friday
[7/14/2006], with a federal appeals court reinstating Nebraska's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage
and the Tennessee Supreme Court dismissing an effort to keep a proposed ban off the November ballot.
"marriage": [Homosexuals] argue against a "ban on gay marriage" but marriage has for centuries
meant a union of a man and a woman. There is no gay marriage to ban. Analogies with bans against
interracial marriage are bogus. Race is not part of the definition of marriage.
Bias in the Headlines:
The Walt Disney Company's decision to allow same-sex couples to purchase the high-end Fairy Tale Wedding Package
has generated lots of news coverage — with headlines frequently biased in favor of so-called homosexual
"marriage." … Gay "marriage" is not recognized in Florida or California, where Disney's amusement parks
are located. The ceremonies that will be performed on the company's properties and cruise ships will not
be weddings. They will be commitment ceremonies, which have been performed in Disney parks for some time.
lawmakers approve gay marriage vote. Massachusetts lawmakers approved a measure on Tuesday
[1/2/2007] that could give voters a chance next year to ban gay marriage in the only U.S. state where it is now
legal. But the 200-member Legislature, which has been waging a grueling legislative battle over the issue,
immediately moved to reconsider its vote — a tactic that gay-marriage supporters hope could be used
to defeat the proposal later Tuesday.
Gay Impasse: Social policy
throughout the United States has evolved from the conviction that unions between men and women bring forth
welcome fruits, primarily the children who become citizen-successors and provide for the continuation of the
state. In terms of civil status, such a union is — and is called — marriage.
A marriage has derivative rights and responsibilities, including child care. The gay lobby seeks to
neutralize those special inducements to marriage.
Jersey Supreme Court Says there is No Fundamental Right to Same-Sex Marriage. In a decision that
came dangerously close to authorizing same-sex marriage, the New Jersey Supreme Court concluded in the case of
Lewis v. Harris that there was, in fact, no constitutional right under the New Jersey Constitution for
same-sex marriage. This aspect of the opinion is very important. … The court noted that both
the U.S. Supreme Court and decisions in New Jersey "fall far short of establishing" that same-sex
marriage was a fundamental right.
Homosexual Marriage In Canada Killing Free
Speech. The legalization of same-sex marriage in Canada has put law and religion on a collision
course. The Catholic organization, the Knights of Columbus, in Port Coquitlam, B.C., was required to pay
a fine for causing 'hurt feelings,' when it denied the use of the organization's hall to a lesbian couple to
celebrate their wedding. Religion-based social services, such as counseling and adoption services, are
now required to conform to the same-sex marriage law. The tax-exempt status of churches has become the
subject of intimidation and harassment.
kills off 'husbands' and 'wives' . Labour has removed the traditional terms
"husband", "wife" and "spouse" from a wide range of official forms, and replaced them with
the word "partner". Civil servants at Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs, which is
responsible for tax collection, yesterday [11/17/2007] admitted the new term was a
convenient "catch-all" and a part of "modern language". The move is said to take into
consideration the range of relationships that now have a legal standing.
Gays cannot 'marry' in New
York. New York's highest court ruled yesterday [7/6/2006] that the state's marriage laws are
constitutional and that homosexual couples cannot "marry."
Homosexuals at the Boston
Globe told to marry or lose benefits. Memo to Boston Globe gay and lesbian Guild employees:
Get married or lose your domestic partner benefits. Globe staffers have been told that health and dental
benefits for gay employees' domestic partners are being discontinued. Gay couples who want to keep their
benefits must marry by January 1, 2007.
Why Did Hagel Vanish for Marriage
Vote? The "conventional wisdom" just can't explain Nebraska. The "conventional
wisdom" (read: liberal media spin) on last week's U.S. Senate vote regarding the Marriage Protection
Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was that the vote was scheduled for purely political reasons — to
mobilize the Republican Party's conservative base for the November midterm congressional elections.
about children. The debate over the federal marriage amendment is really a debate about
children. Or, at least it should be, because at its core marriage is really all about children.
Society, and therefore government, has a direct and compelling interest in children. They are the
future of any society and a society that is not recruiting suitable replacements in sustainable numbers
is at best in decline and possibly facing extinction.
convention? Supporters of a constitutional amendment to keep the courts from legalizing
homosexual marriage, stunned by poor support in the recent Senate vote, are beginning a campaign for a
switch: Ted Kennedy (D-Massachusetts) was one of the few who actually talked about the Marriage
Protection Amendment itself. He called any vote for the amendment "a vote for bigotry, pure and
simple." Well, that's pretty straightforward. If Mr. Kennedy is correct, then about half the
Senate, the president of the United States, the Pope, Billy Graham, the late Mother Teresa, Franklin Roosevelt,
the Founding Fathers and a majority of the U.S. electorate are or were drooling, raving hatemongers.
Vote to Ban Same-sex Marriage. In a resounding, coast-to-coast rejection of
gay marriage, voters in 11 states approved constitutional amendments [on Election Day] limiting
marriage to one man and one woman. The bans won by a margin of 3 to 1 in Kentucky
and Georgia, 3 to 2 in Ohio, and 6 to 1 in Mississippi.
Alaska legislators balk
on same-sex benefits. The state Legislature decided Monday [11/20/2006] to flout a court order
to provide health insurance for gay partners of state employees. Now it remains to be seen what
effect, if any, the legislation will have.
[Just a reminder: The legislature is supposed to make laws, not the courts.]
ban coasts. Texans voted overwhelmingly Tuesday [11/8/2005] to bolster the state's ban
on same-sex marriage by writing it into the state constitution, rejecting concerns that the broadly
worded amendment could go much further than intended.
'No' to gay unions. Voters overwhelmingly approved a measure banning gay marriage, making
Alabama the 20th state to amend its constitution to keep same-sex couples from the altar. With
99 percent of precincts reporting, the amendment was favored by 81 percent, or 735,057 voters,
and opposed by 19 percent, or 169,777. Forty-five states, including Indiana, have
specifically barred same-sex marriage through statutes or constitutional amendments.
Endorse Ban on Gay Marriage. Alabama voters … overwhelmingly endorsed a ban on
gay marriage Tuesday [6/7/2006], giving it 81 percent approval.
On June 7, 2006, Alabama voters approved this law, but the event
received almost no coverage in the mainstream media. Of course, there are many
other examples of suppressed news.
strikes down Georgia ban on gay marriage. A judge has struck down Georgia's ban on same-sex
marriages, saying a measure overwhelmingly approved by voters in 2004 violated a provision of the state
constitution that limits ballot questions to a single subject. The ruling by Fulton County Superior
Court Judge Constance C. Russell had been eagerly awaited by gay-rights supporters who filed the court
challenge in November 2004, soon after the constitutional ban was approved.
[This is typical leftist strategy: If you can't win at the ballot box, run to the courtroom.]
to appeal gay marriage ban ruling. Georgia will appeal a judge's ruling that struck down its
voter-approved ban on gay marriage, and the governor said Wednesday he will call a special legislative
session if the state Supreme Court doesn't rule on the issue soon. "I think the people spoke
overwhelmingly. I think the people of Georgia knew exactly what they were voting for," Republican
Gov. Sonny Perdue said.
amendment? Those who wish to make a libertarian point against the amendment currently
proposed have got to grope for appropriate language, which doesn't come readily to mind. Because
the point at issue has to do not exclusively with connubial relations, but with the sanctions
that are visited by the state on connubial unions.
Groups Boycott Ford After All. "Ford has every right to give hundreds of thousands of
dollars to groups promoting homosexual marriage. But those who oppose homosexual marriage have
every right not to buy automobiles made by Ford Motor Company," said the American Family Association,
which has reinstated its boycott against the car-maker. AFA Founder and Chairman Don Wildmon
says the year-long boycott will commence because Ford has backed out of a deal to avoid supporting
the homosexual agenda.
Support for homosexual agenda
remaining 'Ford tough'. Ford Motor Company has signed on as a major sponsor of the 2007 national
convention for Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG). Family advocates — among
them a group boycotting the automaker and an individual soon to speak at Ford's annual shareholders
meeting — say it is just one of many moves by Ford in its ongoing support of homosexual activism.
Southwest Airlines stands by
sponsorship of DC 'homosexual pride' event. Southwest Airlines is defending its recent sponsorship
of a homosexual pride celebration in Washington, DC, last weekend. The airline says it has no regrets about
the church to its knees. We live in interesting times when the Catholic Church has to
defend its doctrinal beliefs regarding the adoption of children against those who insist that the
church adjust its policies to reflect the preferences of gays and lesbians.
No out-of-state gay marriages in
Massachusetts. The state's highest court ruled Thursday [3/30/2006] that same-sex
couples from other states cannot legally marry in Massachusetts.
rejects gay marriage ban amendment. The House rejected a proposed constitutional amendment to ban
gay marriage on Tuesday [7/18/2006], a setback that conservatives hope to turn to their advantage in the fall elections.
Polygamy next in
line? The argument proponents of same-sex "marriage" most fear in the coming debate on the
Marriage Protection Amendment (MPA), and are doing their best to ignore or discount, is that legalized
polygamous marriage is next if society accepts same-sex "marriages" as legitimate and legal.
Once same-sex marriage is OK, polygamy's
next. The Minnesota Legislature is considering proposing a constitutional amendment that would
define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Many opponents claim that definition is
antiquated and discriminatory. A committed relationship should be the only criterion for marriage,
they say. But wait. What if a person loves two people, or three or more?
lines. In an essay 10 years ago, I pointed out that it is utterly logical for polygamy rights
to follow gay rights. After all, if traditional marriage is defined as the union of (1) two people of
(2) opposite gender, and if, as advocates of gay marriage insist, the gender requirement is nothing but
prejudice, exclusion and an arbitrary denial of one's autonomous choices in love, then the first
requirement — the number restriction (two and only two) — is a similarly arbitrary,
discriminatory and indefensible denial of individual choice.
multiplication. When social conservatives argue legalizing same-sex "marriage" could
lead to legalized polygamy, same-sex "marriage" advocates either laugh or sneer. It's a scare
tactic, they say. It'll never happen. … Wrong. In these politically correct times,
do-gooders expand definitions until words — or institutions — lose all
meaning. Marriage can mean what you want it to mean. And if you don't prosecute
all crimes in a category, you can't prosecute one.
"The goal of the radical homosexual agenda is to eliminate any
and all laws regulating consensual sexual conduct. This would
mean the elimination of laws banning polygamy as well as those
that ban sex between adults and minors."
- Mathew D. Staver,
President and General Counsel of Liberty Counsel
The Editor says...
Let's hit the high beams and look even further down the road.
The Slippery Slope of
: Homosexual "marriage" proponents categorically reject
the definition of marriage as the union of a man and a woman. So does a Missouri man
who wants to marry his horse. Instead, the sole criterion for marriage becomes the
presence of "love" and "mutual commitment." But once marriage is no longer confined
to a man and a woman, it is impossible to exclude virtually any relationship between two or
more partners of either sex — even non-human "partners."
greet UK's first gay unions
. Lesbian couple Shannon Sickels and Grainne Close became the
first gay couple to be "married" in the UK, sparking protests outside Belfast City Hall.
: Last Thursday [5/12/2005], a federal judge in Omaha overturned
Nebraska's constitutional amendment that banned same-sex "marriage." And the
press reaction to the story was muted. Why? Because this decision proves
that we and other critics of the courts and advocates for a constitutional
amendment banning same-sex "marriage" have been right all along.
Reporters Who Didn't Bark
. There's a reason that the media hasn't asked national
Democrats what they think about California's same-sex marriage bill. The media knows this is an
issue of intense interest across the political spectrum. The mainstream media also knows that
every single time the question of same-sex marriage has been submitted directly to the voters, it
has been overwhelming rejected.
Gay agenda means less
freedom for all
. The latest Gallup polling on attitudes regarding same-sex marriage shows a
trend that should concern conservatives as well as all Americans.
will promote homosexual, polygamous marriages to students
. Our talking points as conservatives on
the problems with same sex marriage should ALWAYS include the effect on what every student will be forced to
learn: "When I grow up, I can marry a man or a woman." (Or two, or three?)
Promotes Homosexual "Marriage"
. The political activism of labor unions is growing, and
drifting far from labor issues. Recently it was learned that the AFL-CIO has endorsed and is
using member dues to promote homosexual "marriage."
Decision is a "Battering Ram" in the Hands of Homosexual Activists
values activist Gary Bauer calls the ruling a "disaster for the pro-family side of
America's culture war." He believes homosexual activists will use this decision to
promote same-sex marriages — and that, he says, "will open the floodgates." … "I've
argued repeatedly that if we have same-sex marriage, you cannot then constitutionally stop
a man who wants to marry three women," he says. "People say that's nuts — but legally, one
follows the other."
N.J. ruling on gays may
echo at the polls
. Same-sex couples in New Jersey must be given all the benefits and rights
enjoyed by married men and women, but state lawmakers will have to decide whether they can officially wed, the
state's highest court ruled Wednesday. The ruling leaves open the possibility that state lawmakers will
follow the lead of Vermont and Connecticut and allow "civil unions."
Marriage: Hijacking the Civil Rights Legacy
. The movement to redefine marriage to include
same-sex unions has packaged its demands in the rhetoric and images of the civil rights movement. This
strategy, though cynical, has enormous strategic utility.
[In other words, the argument is based on a false premise, but it might work!]
. Conservative Prime Minister John Howard's federal government has invoked
special powers to invalidate a territory's law that had been the first in Australia giving legal recognition
to same-sex relationships.
Inn Sued for Resisting Same-Sex Civil Union Ceremony
. Homosexual activists have targeted
a small, family-owned inn in Vermont and are threatening its owners with financial ruin if they do not
provide planning, resources and accommodation for a same-sex civil union ceremony.
: When our youth are influenced by the "fairness" argument for
gay "marriage," help them understand that matrimonial law is not based on "feelings" or
"fairness," but on moral and natural law judgments that marriage
heterosexual, monogamous, fruitful, and permanent.
: In 11 of 11 states, including liberal Oregon, voters by generally
huge majorities declared their belief that it should be between a man and a woman. "We
the people" clearly are unwilling to bow before the preferences of "we the judges" — and
if some judges don't back off from arrogantly trying to write their beliefs into law, their
authority is likely to be circumscribed one way or another.
. In all the states where gay marriage was on the
ballot [in 2004], the voters voted against it — as they should have. Of
all the phony arguments for gay marriage, the phoniest is the argument that it is a
matter of equal rights.
Same-Sex "Marriage" Is Not a Civil
. Without exception, every adult in Maryland already has a right
to marry. But everyone also has restrictions on whom they may marry — again,
without exception. No one is permitted to marry a child, a close blood relative, a person
who is already married, or a person of the same sex. These restrictions apply equally
to everyone — there is no discrimination involved.
: Back in 2003, a few days after the highest court
in Massachusetts unveiled a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, I ventured
a prediction. "Sooner than you think, it will become improper to speak of unique
sex roles in family life," I wrote.
sky doesn't fall in a day
. The pro-family community has always maintained that
the oxymoron of same-sex "marriage" is detrimental to the institutions of marriage and family,
harmful to children, and ultimately destructive to our society. Nothing taking place in
Massachusetts over the last 15 months or so has altered that prognosis. You see,
this debate is really not about "equal rights," as the proponents of homosexual behavior
like to frame it, but about redefining marriage, family, and, yes, American culture.
Family Association boycotts Ford
. A conservative Christian group launched a boycott against
Ford Motor Co. Tuesday [5/31/2005], saying the second-largest U.S. automaker has given thousands of dollars
to gay rights groups, offers benefits to same-sex couples and actively recruits gay employees. "From
redefining family to include homosexual marriage, to giving hundreds of thousands of dollars to support
homosexual groups and their agenda, to forcing managers to attend diversity training on how to promote the
acceptance of homosexuality… Ford leads the way," American Family Association chairman Donald Wildmon
said in a statement.
boycott update above.
whom the wedding bells toll?
Can a child have three legal parents? Should
parenthood be routinely determined by something other than biology? Should we extend
the right to marriage to same-sex couples? To groups of people? Or should we
abolish marriage as a legal institution? Not so long ago, such questions would have
been raised only in a science fiction tale. Not anymore.
Why Homosexual "Marriage" is
: It denies the self-evident truth of nature that male and female bodies
are designed for and complement each other. Opposite-sex marriage is the natural
means by which the human race reproduces.
AIDS, gonorrhea, genital herpes,
: Nationalizing marriage laws will only grant more power over our
lives to the federal government, even if for supposedly conservative ends. A far better
approach is for Congress to exercise its existing constitutional power to limit the jurisdiction
of federal courts.
How Gay Activists and
Liberal Judges Are Trashing Democracy to Redefine Marriage
Sprigg explains that a Constitutional amendment on marriage is a certainty — the
only question is whether it will come from arrogant judges who will write into that
document "rights" that the Founding Fathers could never have imagined, or from those
who are determined to protect our most fundamental institution.
Facts and consequences of the homosexual
: The Red Cross has a blood donor policy which rejects blood from men who've had sex with
other men because of the high probability of HIV infection. But that reason isn't good enough for the
people who care more about the success of the gay agenda than they do about the health of the American
public. And if homosexuals meet their goals of obtaining protected class status and the right to marry,
it will soon become national policy to ban any sort of discrimination against them, putting the lives of
Americans at risk. The truth is, if we let this train leave the station, the fight over our blood supply
will be just one car in a long train of problems created by same-sex "marriage."
secular world that ratifies homosexual marriage would provide a legal foundation that would
open the floodgates to civil litigation against religious leaders, institutions and
worshipers. In such an environment, churches might be sued for declining to provide
their sanctuaries for gay marriages, for example. Ministers could be sued for hate
speech for giving a sermon on moral behavior. Churches that protest homosexual unions
could face revocation of their tax exemption status. It's ironic that those who
oppose churches' involvement in state concerns nonetheless have no compunction when it
comes to the state dictating what churches can do.
Dr. Dobson Calls for Procter & Gamble
. Focus on the Family founder and chairman Dr. James C. Dobson will urge listeners to his
internationally syndicated radio show on Thursday to boycott two of the best-known products in the Procter &
Gamble line in response to the company's tacit endorsement of gay marriage.
State of the
: Amending the Constitution is serious business. There's a reason it's been
done only 27 times over the last two centuries. But a 28th amendment may not be
far off. Lawmakers will vote soon on whether to consider a constitutional amendment that
would define marriage as the legal union between one man and one woman.
amendment to stop moral decay
. The gay marriage issue has struck a
nerve in the black community and may well mark the beginning of a sea change in
black voting behavior. Pastors who have voted Democratic all their lives
have told me and others that this issue has lead them out of the Democratic Party.
CBS Television Markets "Gay" Marriage to
. The proof of network bias lies in the huge difference between what was said in this
interview and what ended up on the air. It is a case of blatant censorship!
San Francisco Mayor
Permanently Ordered to Stop Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses
Marriage: A Slippery Slope?
I disagree that society's march toward sanctioning
homosexual marriage represents enlightened thinking. I also strongly reject the notion
that our movement in this direction is no big deal.
Comparing the Lifestyles of Homosexual Couples to
: Are homosexual households simply another variant of human relationships that
should be considered, along with marriage, as "part of mainstream American society"? On the contrary, the
evidence indicates that "committed" homosexual relationships are radically different from married couples in
several key respects. This paper presents evidence from gay activists themselves indicating that behind
the push for gay marriage lies a political agenda to radically change the institution of marriage itself.
Principles Which Guide AFA's Opposition to the
: [#6] The homosexual movement's promotion of same-sex marriage undermines the
God-ordained institution of marriage and family which is the foundation of all societies.
We Must Take a Stand for the Federal Marriage
. The family has never faced a graver threat than the push for homosexual marriage.
And there is no time to waste in doing our part to protect the family from this danger.
A Shotgun Amendment
thousands of years, every society, and every major religious faith, has held that marriage is a unique
relationship by which one man and one woman are joined together for the primary purpose of forming and
maintaining a family. Then along came the Massachusetts Supreme Court.
The end of the gay-marriage
The fundamental building block of civilization is about to undergo a radical change —
a change not only unsupported by a clear consensus, but opposed by a majority of American adults.
: The Old Testament Book of Judges — part of a wisdom
and truth long discarded by the "In Dow Jones we trust" crowd — said it best: "In
those days there were no kings and everyone did what was right in his own eyes." Once
that shift has taken place in sufficient numbers, once we become indifferent to immutable
truths, the floodtide is not a matter of if but when.
Are children of gay parents worse
off other children?
As same sex couples line up for marriage licenses in Massachusetts, the
question achieves greater urgency.
Supreme Court abolishes capitalism!
Last week, the Massachusetts Supreme
Judicial Court discovered that the state constitution — written in 1780 — requires
the state to allow gay marriages. The court gave the legislature six months to rewrite
the law to comply with the heretofore unnoticed gay marriage provision in a 223-year-old
supports same-sex marriage?
There is nothing in mainstream Christianity
or Judaism that supports same-sex marriage. There is nothing biblically
supportive — and there is much biblically opposed — and there was not
one major religious leader or thinker in Jewish or Christian history prior to the
present generation who argued for same-sex marriage.
Defender Says Homosexual Push Could Destroy Traditional Marriage
Murray says Scandinavia has had nearly a decade of legal homosexual marriage, and
it has nearly destroyed the institution of marriage altogether.
The beginning of the end for
To redefine marriage — the very core of what we know as family — is
to wreak havoc on every other institution that holds our country together.
and the Leftist Media Don't Tell Us About "Domestic Partnerships"
: Those who
claim that "gay marriage" won't endanger heterosexual marriage are the same people who
insist that a prayer in school will traumatize their children. Both issues have a great
impact on society.
Top 10 Reasons to Support the
Marriage Affirmation and Protection Amendment
: Reason #1 — The people oppose
same-sex marriage. This is a government by
the people, for
Marriage" Is Not Only Wrong; It's Socially Destructive
. Facts contradict
the claim that redefining the institution would harm no one.
"Gay marriage" is not about
. Proponents of traditional values are making a tactical error in allowing the homosexual
lobby to frame the issue of same-sex marriage merely as one of equal rights for gays. Much more
is at stake.
How same-sex marriage threatens
: The 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status given to thousands of churches, nursing homes, schools,
ministries, universities and radio stations may be at risk if an organization "discriminates" against a legally
protected status, such as same-sex marriage.
What's Wrong With Letting Same-Sex Couples
Marriage is not a creation of the law. Marriage is a fundamental human institution
that predates the law and the Constitution. At its heart, it is an anthropological and sociological
reality, not a legal one. Laws relating to marriage merely recognize and regulate an institution that
Marriage, Saving Society
. In 2004, homosexual activists have
strategically skipped the public square. They have instead pushed their agenda
of legalizing same-sex "marriage" to the judiciary because there, no public debate
is required in order to achieve the silver bullet they desire — a
court-mandated shift in public policy.
hear a lot about "equal rights" in the debate over homosexuality and marriage. But these supposed "equal
rights" are really nothing but "special rights."
Study finds gay unions are
. A recent study on homosexual relationships finds they last 1-1/2 years on average —
even as homosexual groups are pushing nationwide to legalize same-sex "marriages."
"Civil Unions" Bill Shelved Due to Grass Roots
: After pro-family groups organized numerous rallies, phone calls, radio shows, and ads
targeting the districts of moderate assemblymen, the author of AB 1338, the bill to legalize "civil unions,
announced he would table the bill for future consideration.
War Against the Family
: The new pagans take particular offense to the
concept of the traditional Christian home. Redefining the family is a major priority
as is destroying the traditional Christian concept of the home.
Your Own Thing: Why Same-Sex "Marriage" Undermines Family Stability
we define marriage as "whatever the adults want," the result is harm for
children, society, and for the consenting adults. This the advocates of gay
"marriage" refuse to concede.
Army to Lose Funding Over Domestic Partner Flap
: The Salvation Army
of Portland, Maine, is about to lose $60,000 in annual local government funding for
refusing to provide health care benefits to the domestic partners of its
Army Targeted Again Over "Domestic Partner" Issue
well-known charitable agency stands to lose $60,000 in annual
government funding because it refuses to provide health-care
benefits to the domestic partners of its homosexual employees.
homosexual bills challenged
: Saying the governor is
circumventing the will of the voters, California legislative and
legal watchdog groups are planning a counter-attack in the wake
of Gov. Gray Davis' recent signing of a bill granting to homosexuals
a dozen rights traditionally associated with marriage.
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