Post-Obergefell, states withdraw marriage licenses, ensure conscience protection

Jun 30, 2015 by

By Drew Belsky, LifeSite: Friday’s Supreme Court ruling redefining marriagein the United States has caused a tumult in county clerks’ offices.  While some states have begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples throughout, others have counties still waiting for directives from their respective attorneys general regarding how to proceed. Louisiana governor and 2016 presidential candidate Bobby Jindal (R) announcedthat clerks in the Pelican State must wait 25 days before...

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Court Decision Will Renew Campaign for Marriage

Jun 29, 2015 by

By Jennifer Roback Morse, Crisis Magazine: The long-awaited US Supreme Court ruling on the definition of marriage is as bad as we had feared. The Obergefell ruling will have harmful long-term effects on the family, the church, self-government and society. Each one of the four dissenters wrote his own opinion, to distance himself from a decision that will surely rank as disgraceful in the history of American jurisprudence. I have only one point of disagreement with the general consensus: I do...

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Why the church should neither cave nor panic about the decision on gay marriage

Jun 27, 2015 by

By Russell Moore, Washington Post: As I write this, the Supreme Court has handed down what will be the “Roe v. Wade” of marriage, redefining marriage in all 50 states. This is a sober moment, and I am a conscientious dissenter from this ruling. The Court now has disregarded thousands of years of definition of the most foundational unit of society, and the cultural changes here will be broad and deep. So how should the church respond? First of all, the church should not panic. The Supreme Court...

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Tell Congress to defend the TRUE definition of marriage. Sign the petition

Jun 26, 2015 by

From LifeSite: (Non-Americans can also sign this petition) With the U.S. Supreme Court having decided today to impose so-called same-sex ‘marriage’ on the entire country, there is only one legal recourse left to protect true marriage –  to pass an amendment to the U.S. Constitution defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.There is no question that passing such an amendment will require a great deal of political willpower, which is why we need hundreds of...

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The Ambiguous Quest for Marriage Equality

Jun 25, 2015 by

By Adam J MacLeod, Public Discourse: Do proponents of marriage equality want marriage equality or not? The rhetoric of marriage equality does not match the reality. Only if marriage is the union of a man and a woman does it make any sense to have paternity presumed without consent, incest and polygamy prohibited, and custody bestowed upon biological or presumed parents except for cause. As the US Supreme Court appears poised to require all states to extend legal marriage recognition to...

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Is teaching Christian morals child abuse?

Jun 25, 2015 by

by Michael Cook, Conjugality: Australia’s leading gay activist claims that a booklet defending natural marriage by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference clearly breaches an anti-discrimination act. Worse, it exposes “vulnerable children” to “damaging messages”. Rodney Croome, national director of Australian Marriage Equality, is angry that Catholic schools in the state of Tasmania are distributing “Don’t Mess with Marriage”. Archbishop Julian Porteous plans to give 12,000 Tasmanian...

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