Commentators: Pro-marriage supporters at risk of ‘extremist’ label

Jul 25, 2015 by

From C4M: Dear marriage supporter,We’ve been getting in touch with supporters in recent weeks to explain how the Government’s plans for Extremism Disruption Orders (EDOs) would jeopardise the free speech of those who advocate traditional marriage.More and more media commentators are also beginning to recognise the reality of these concerns. Writing in The Daily Telegraph, Brendan O’Neill and Philip Johnston specifically identified those who do not support same-sex marriage as at risk of being...

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Gay ‘marriage’: it is not sane

Jul 23, 2015 by

by Anthony Esolen, LifeSite: The flagrant displays, the desperate (and childish, and sad) need to affirm the bizarre, the nudity, the raucousness, the distracting battery of one obscenity after another. It is not sane. I have said that the proponents of the idea that a man can feasibly marry another man call their desire a trivial variation from a statistical norm, like being left-handed. I have shown that on the face of it that cannot be so, because the left-hander uses his hand as a hand,...

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After Obergefell: The Effects on Law, Culture, and Religion

Jul 20, 2015 by

by Sherif Gergis, Crisis Magazine: “You must not abandon the ship in a storm because you cannot control the winds…. What you cannot turn to good, you must at least make as little bad as you can.” ∼ St. Thomas More, Utopia In Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court didn’t just confect a new right to same-sex civil marriage. In some ways, it inaugurated a new phase in American law, culture, and religion. But some things don’t change. In every age there are crises, calls to do what we can about...

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Poll: Support for gay marriage has fallen after Obergefell

Jul 20, 2015 by

By Thomas D Williams PhD, Breitbart: According to a recent AP-GFK poll, support for gay marriage among U.S. citizens has dropped six percentage points since their last poll in April, with more Americans disapproving of the Supreme Court ruling making gay marriage the law of the land than those approving it. Rather than galvanizing Americans into a unified body, the Obergefell decision has left U.S. citizens more divided than ever on the question of gay marriage, after the court itself showed a...

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Same-Sex Marriage and Interracial Marriage: Not the Same Thing

Jul 20, 2015 by

By Carson Holloway, Public Discourse: Proponents of same-sex marriage often liken opposition to the bigotry that defended anti-miscegenation laws, preventing interracial couples from marrying. The analogy is specious, for the two movements differ entirely in motivation. One seeks to defend an intelligible understanding of marriage; the other sought to achieve racial purity. One of the same-sex marriage movement’s most potent polemical tools has been, and surely will continue to be, its...

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On Valorizing Gay Marriage: A Response to Wesley Hill

Jul 20, 2015 by

By Robert A J Gagnon, The Aquila Report: Dr. Hill wrote a post explaining why he was so “moved” by “gay” friends celebrating the Supreme Court “gay marriage” decision rather than being anguished by that decision. The writers of Scripture and the Church Fathers had such a negative view of homosexual acts as a violation of the very foundation of creation that all discussion of the goods of homosexual coupling must be treated as a desensitizing of the Christian church against this grave wrong. If...

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