I can’t ‘celebrate’ but it doesn’t mean I hate you

Jul 17, 2015 by

By Steve C Craig, MercatorNet: From left to right, the car’s bumper stickers read: “Hatred is Not a Family Value,” “Celebrate Diversity” (in rainbow colors), and “Obama-Biden.” Collectively, these refreshed my growing fear that I should soon “celebrate” certain lifestyle choices or suffer the consequences. There was once another option, but memory of it is fading rapidly like an image in my rear view mirror. Both the imperative tone and intolerance of the bumper messages are troubling; as is...

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Free speech: what banning ‘gay conversion therapy’ will really stop

Jul 15, 2015 by

Christopher Rosik, MercatorNet: Not every man or woman who finds himself or herself sexually attracted to someone of the same sex is happy with that attraction. Parents of adolescents who show such tendencies may consider it best for the happiness of their child to seek counseling or other professional help for them. And such help is available. However, the assumption that homosexual attraction, and, in some cases at least, more established orientation, can change, runs into a wall of...

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A Simple Plan for Winning Back the Culture After the Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Jul 15, 2015 by

By Dale O’Leary, aleteia.org: Envisioning a positive future after the Obergefell case. Now that the Supreme Court has ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that no state may deny a marriage license to two members of the same sex, those who have been fighting in defense of natural marriage are asking, “Where do we go from here?” I offer some suggestions: 1. First, it is necessary to confront the Sexual Revolutionaries and their promotion of Utilitarian ethics. Pope St. John Paul II in...

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Lien on Me

Jul 10, 2015 by

By Tony Perkins, FRC: Same-sex “marriage” isn’t about building homes — it’s about destroying them. Ask Aaron and Melissa Klein. The Christian bakers just learned that they stand to lose a lot more than their business for following their faith on marriage. According to the state, it could cost them their house too. In another sickening twist, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries is ordering the family to pay their $135,000 fine by next Monday or the state will...

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Contact your MP to oppose dangerous anti-free speech law

Jul 8, 2015 by

From Coalition for Marriage: We recently wrote to you about the Home Secretary’s plans for sweeping new powers to silence ‘extremists’ and disrupt their activities. Now we’re asking you to email your MP and urge them to oppose these plans. Although we back the Government’s fight against terrorism, we oppose its draconian plans for Extremism Disruption Orders (EDOs). Read more in our short briefing. These new proposals are so vague that they would jeopardise the free speech of traditional...

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Emails Raise Questions of Bias in Case Against Bakers Who Denied Service for Same-Sex Wedding

Jul 7, 2015 by

By Kelsey Harkness, The Daily Signal: The Daily Signal has exclusively learned that the government agency responsible for enforcing Oregon’s anti-discrimination law appears to be working closely with a powerful gay rights advocacy group in its case against Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa. Communications between the agency, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, and the LGBT organization, Basic Rights Oregon, raise questions about potential bias in the state’s...

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