Tag: Gay Marriage

Churches remain divided over gay marriage, debate shifts from court to pews

Founded during the Civil War, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Midtown Atlanta has witnessed dramatic social changes in America. When the Supreme Court issued its ruling on same-sex marriage Friday, the church celebrated with a special service.   “The message I think God has for us today … is God loves love, period,” said the […]

Shut down government’s ‘marriage’ racket

“This ruling by the five lawyers is no law at all,” said Mat Staver, chief of Liberty Counsel, which fought battles on behalf of biblical marriage. “It is lawless and must be treated as such.”Multitudes of Americans joined in pledging to not follow the opinion and even one of the dissents in the opinion itself […]

Texas AG says clerks can cite religious objections on gay marriage, most states complying with ruling

The top law enforcement official in Texas said county clerks can cite religious objections in denying marriage licenses for gay couples — though the Lone Star State and others have for the most part started complying with Friday’s Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage.   Despite initial resistance in several of the 14 states that […]

Pushback Against Supremes’ Same-sex “Marriage” Ruling Begins

Will eager overzealous federal agencies start using the decision as reasons to withdraw federal grants, limit student loans, and revoke tax exemptions on the basis of what was once free expression on the matter? Will it attempt to apply sanctions against home-school moms teaching the Bible? Will it force bakers to bake, private halls to […]

Orthodox Christians Must Now Learn To Live as Exiles in Our Own Country

No, the sky is not falling — not yet, anyway — but with the Supreme Court ruling constitutionalizing same-sex marriage, the ground under our feet has shifted tectonically.It is hard to overstate the significance of the Obergefell decision — and the seriousness of the challenges it presents to orthodox Christians and other social conservatives. Voting […]

Obama: Ditch Religious Convictions About Same-Sex Marriage

President Barack Obama urged supporters of same-sex marriage Friday to “help” people to overcome their religious convictions, so they are no longer held back from a progressive American view of equality.   “I know that Americans of goodwill continue to hold a wide range of views on this issue,” he said in a speech following the Supreme […]

Jubilant Marchers at Gay Pride Parades Celebrate Supreme Court Ruling

The revelers carried handmade signs and rainbow flags, screeching noisemakers and fussy children.   A familiar chant — at least before the coda — wafted over 41st Street in Midtown Manhattan.   “What do we want?”   “Marriage equality!”   “When did we get it?”   “Friday!”   Two days after the United States Supreme […]

Harrisburg Newspaper Seeks to Silence Natural Marriage Supporters

As was predicted by the American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), after the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) marriage decision handed down today, persecution and the silencing of those who believe in natural marriage would begin in earnest. Less than three hours after the decision was announced, Pennlive, the Harrisburg area news organization, has […]

Newspaper faces firestorm after attempted crack-down on anti-gay marriage op-eds

A Pennsylvania newspaper is facing a firestorm of criticism after the editorial board said it would “very strictly limit” op-eds and letters against same-sex marriage on the heels of Friday’s historic Supreme Court ruling.   PennLive/The Patriot-News in Harrisburg has issued a string of statements on its opinion page policies since the ruling — which […]

White House lights up with gay Pride colors following historic court ruling

The Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the US Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry, handing a historic triumph to the American gay rights movement.   The court ruled 5-4 that the Constitution’s guarantees of due process and equal protection under the law mean that states cannot ban same-sex marriages. With the landmark […]