A Sad Milestone for Marriage and Morality

Oct 7, 2014 by

By Albert Mohler: A giant milestone in the moral revolution passed today when the U.S. Supreme Court turned down every single appeal from several states on the issue of same-sex marriage. This decision not to take at least one case under consideration stunned both sides in the same-sex marriage battle. Last weekend’s edition of USA Today featured a front-page story that declared the virtual certainty that the Court would take at least one of the cases and declared same-sex marriage to be “a...

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What Does Today’s SCOTUS Decision Mean?

Oct 7, 2014 by

By Joseph Backholm, FPI: In a surprising move announced this morning, the United States Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of five separate decisions in which judges ruled that Constitutional Amendments defining marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman are unconstitutional. The Supreme Court did not affirm the lower court decisions, but by virtue of not hearing the appeal, the decisions from Virginia, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin and Indiana will stand. This decision, however,...

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“Parade of empathy” halted by same-sex marriage ruling

Sep 5, 2014 by

by Carolyn Moynihan, MercatorNet: There’s something to be said for longevity. At 80 years of age you can say what you want to say and go down with all guns blazing. That’s my impression of a US federal judge who broke ranks with dozens of his brethren on Wednesday to defend the meaning of marriage, and ruled that Louisiana has no obligation to recognise same-sex unions as marriage. USA Today reports: The ruling came from District Judge Martin Feldman, 80, who was named to the federal bench by...

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Professor Arkes and the Law

Aug 19, 2014 by

By Robert T Miller, Public Discourse: When the law limits the courts’ power to inquire into the truth or reasonableness of religious views, this is not because the law is assuming that religious beliefs lack rational foundation. Rather, it’s because allowing courts to exercise this power on a large scale would be too dangerous. In an article in First Things and several related pieces, Professor Hadley Arkes has argued that the plaintiffs in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, most of their supporters in...

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The abomination of judicially-enforced abortion

Jun 11, 2014 by

From Cranmer: Lord Justice Munby – Head of the Family Division of the High Court of Justice in England and Wales – has featured a number of times on His Grace’s blog over recent years. He is the “self-regarding, pompous, publicity-seeking pillock” who says the law of this country is secular, and that Christianity no longer informs its morality or values. He has also declared that “secular judges” ought not to view the precepts of one faith as any...

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Government backs away from sweeping new parenting law

Jun 11, 2014 by

From The Christian Institute: The Government at Westminster has backed off from an elaborate parenting law, which at one stage looked set to be included in the Queen’s Speech. We have no doubt that the Government has had to reconsider because of the letters MPs have been receiving from constituents. Two months ago Government sources were briefing the national press to say there would be a new law criminalising deliberate harm to a child’s “physical, intellectual, emotional,...

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