Could We Please Quit Pretending It’s About Marriage Equality?

Dec 6, 2016 by

by Tom Gilson, The Stream: Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education is opposed to marriage equality. Representative Tom Price, Trump’s nominee for Secretary of HHS, is also opposed to marriage equality. Three other Trump Cabinet selections are against marriage equality, according to the strongly pro-gay Human Rights Campaign. Vice-President-elect Mike Pence has been working against it for years. Brian Soucek, an acting professor of law at UC Davis, views all this with...

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New Zealand: Minimal Interest for Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

Dec 5, 2016 by

from Scoop: Three years on from the definition of marriage being changed, statistics show that the demand has been insignificant, and has had to be boosted by overseas couples which represent almost half of all same-sex ‘marriages’ during this period. There have been 58,540 traditional marriages of NZ residents during a three-year period since the law was changed[1]. Same-sex marriages during that time for NZ’ers were 1,422 representing just over 2% of total marriages – despite claims of a...

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No, We Can’t ‘Agree to Disagree’ on Marriage

Nov 24, 2016 by

by John Stonestreet, Breakpoint: For years, a steady drumbeat of Christian pastors, musicians, and authors have announced they’ve “evolved” on the issue of homosexuality. Authors like Matthew Vines and more recently, Jen Hatmaker, musician Nicole Nordeman and Yale philosopher Nicholas Wolterstorff argue that the Bible doesn’t actually condemn same-sex “marriage.” Christians, they say, should bless such unions as “holy.” Many of them have said that even if we don’t agree, we shouldn’t make it a...

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Is The Church Of England Finally About To Make A Decision On Gay Marriage?

Nov 22, 2016 by

by Harry Farley, Christian Today: Is the Church of England finally about to make a decision about same-sex marriage? It seems unlikely. But one of the Church’s most senior bodies – the House of Bishops – has a climax meeting this week in London. It comes amid a long and drawn out process and will certainly not be the last key moment. Arguments have raged for decades over the Church’s teaching and practice on gay relationships. Things reached a head when several conservative...

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Donald Trump represents the new normal – on both sides of the Atlantic

Nov 22, 2016 by

by Rod Liddle, Spectator: […]  The interesting thing, for me, is the degree to which social policy will change — because change it certainly will. […] The liberalism of the 1960s has resulted in this decade with too many broken families and failed, inarticulate, unhappy children. With people who proudly will say they will not work for a living because they don’t like working and prefer to be on the dole. With the manifest insanity of safe spaces in universities where absurd liberal...

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I thought it was all about homophobia until I watched this video

Nov 21, 2016 by

by Pat Langrell, Conjugality: The debate is about two vastly different ideas of marriage, not about whether we like gays. Pat Langrell, of the Australian group Marriage Equals, presents a splendid argument for real marriage. In short, he contends that we are grappling with the older conception of marriage as a lifetime commitment to fidelity which is open to children and the newer “soulmate” version. Which is best for...

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