Marriage and the Rule of Law(yers)

Jun 30, 2015 by

By Tony Perkins, FRC: They were God’s covenant colors — a warm arc of reds, oranges, yellows, greens, blues, and purples — transformed and splashed across the White House in a defiant display of pride. It was a stark contrast to how the Supreme Court was lit up — with the candles of hundreds of men and women gathered to pray. Heeding a call that spread like wildfire through social media, Christians from across the city made their way to a vigil until the sidewalks were...

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New law could brand marriage supporters as extremists

Jun 23, 2015 by

From Coalition for Marriage: Since the introduction of same-sex marriage we have drawn attention to ordinary people around the UK who have found their reputations and livelihoods attacked for standing by their beliefs. Sadly the Government is about to make the situation much worse. The Home Secretary is seeking sweeping new powers to silence ‘extremists’ and disrupt their activities. We strongly support the Government’s fight against terrorism, but we don’t support plans which put basic free...

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Does the US Constitution Require Same-Sex Marriage in All 50 States?

Apr 22, 2015 by

By Samuel Smith, Christian Post: As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments next Tuesday on whether states will continue to be free to define marriage for their own citizens, a number of amicus briefs have been filed arguing that the U.S. Constitution does not guarantee a fundamental right to same-sex marriage. Heritage Foundation Senior Fellow Ryan Anderson and prominent attorney and constitutional law expert Gene Schaerr recently co-authored their own amicus brief that asserts...

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Will Children of Gay Parents Sway the Supreme Court on Gay Marriage?

Feb 8, 2015 by

By Napp Nazworth, Christian Post: Justice Anthony Kennedy, the likely swing vote in the U.S. Supreme Court’s upcoming gay marriage decision, appeared to place a high value in how the Court will affect the children of gay parents. Some of those children are now telling Kennedy and the Court that redefining marriage to include same-sex couples is harmful for children. During oral arguments for the 2013 gay marriage case Hollingsworth vs. Perry, Kennedy asked, “there is an immediate...

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Resist or Accommodate Evil: There is No “Third Way”

Jan 27, 2015 by

by Jeffery J Ventrella, Public Discourse: When conscience flirts with the idea of accommodating an unjust law, it must politely, yet firmly, reject the sirens of seduction. Writings often trigger defining moments in moral history. The Decalogue prescribed the pattern for living an ordered life for a newly freed people, the Edict of Milan set forth an official policy protecting religious liberty, Magna Charta provided political guarantees for religious expression, and the Declaration of...

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Timeline: Church attacks on the state

Jan 15, 2015 by

By Laurence Dodds, Telegraph: Britain’s two most senior Church of England clerics have launched an astonishing attack on the state of Britain under the Coalition – but it’s hardly the first time. Since David Cameron became Prime Minister in 2010, issues such as gay marriage, food banks and benefit cuts have repeatedly driven a wedge between Church and State. Read on to see just how deep the rift has become. Read here...

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