Last week Bob McNair donated $10,000.00 to protect a woman’s right to privacy. The TEXANS won.
This week Bob McNair takes back $10,000.00. The TEXANS lose.
Ireland 'Gay Marriage' Vote: American 'Cultural Imperialism'?
Houston to pastors: Forget your sermons, now we want your speeches
“a blatant attempt to criminalize Christianity”
A drag queen was behind USPS Harvey Milk stamp
May 27, 2014
Honoring predator Harvey Milk on a U.S. postage stamp is disturbing to say the least. Harvey Milk was a very disreputable man and used his charm and power to prey on young boys with emotional problems and drug addiction. He is the last person we should be featuring on a stamp.
If I were the Devil
GOD's WORD IS THE FINAL SAY ON GAY MARRIAGES
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Rev. Franklin Graham
CNSNews.com) – Rev. Franklin Graham, son of world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham, said that “true followers” of Jesus “cannot endorse same-sex marriage” regardless of what President Barack Obama, the Congress, the Supreme Court, or the media say about the issue, adding that marriage was “settled by God Himself” and cannot be modified by man.
"Duck Dynasty" cast members, from left, Phil Robertson, Jase Robertson, Si Robertson and Willie Robertson from the A&E series, "Duck Dynasty." (AP Photo/A&E, ZachDilgard) Graham also noted how the restaurant and country store chain Cracker Barrel had initially given in to LGBT pressure and pulled all its Duck Dynasty products from its shelves, only to reverse itself after an uproar by millions of Americans who support the show.
Being Black and Being Gay is not the same thing
Much is being made of HGTV’s decision to cancel a previously announced new series, "Flip it Forward," because its stars, twin brothers David and Jason Benham, had expressed their faith-based, pro-life values and belief that marriage should be between one man and one woman.
Many in the media have called their beliefs anti-gay and similar to race-based bigotry.
Look… HGTV is a private entity that can make whatever decision it chooses regarding its network and business operations, however, it has become extremely disturbing to me that media personalities and social groups have equated the Benham brother’s support for traditional marriage to racism.
It has become extremely disturbing to me that media personalities and social groups have equated the Benham brother’s support for traditional marriage to racism.
The same race/gay comparisons were made after the firing of Mozilla CEO, Brendan Eich, who supported California’s Proposition 8 campaign to not redefine marriage.
News flash for the media and America: race and ethnicity are not the same as sexual behavior and sexual orientation.
I am a registered Democrat, I love gays, I have gays in my family, and I value tolerance and inclusion, but the national dialogue regarding gay rights, abortion, and free speech have gone way overboard.
I am also a pastor who unapologetically teaches a biblical understanding of marriage and the sanctity of life.
There are millions of religious Americans, like me, who love gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, and love women who’ve had abortions, but believe that heterosexual relationships are biologically, physiologically, and spiritually unique and therefore should be reserved for the union identification of marriage and that life begins at conception.
Our views should be respected.
Societal structures exist throughout our culture and I believe heterosexual unions should be one of those structures that are preserved for marriage between a man and woman.
Homosexual relationships should be defined in another way. This belief is not bigotry. This is not hate. This is a deeply held belief that many hold because of faith, and should be tolerated and respected. After all… true tolerance is accepting people’s beliefs and convictions, even if they don’t line up with yours.
The argument that race and sexual orientation are the same is like comparing apples and oranges. Just because civil rights for gays and ethnic cultures have been debated in public policy doesn’t make them the same.
Ethnicity and race refer to skin color and cultural background. Race is also publicly known. When I walk into a room, everyone knows that I am African-American.
However, sexuality, including homosexuality and heterosexuality, refers to intimate personal behaviors.
Ethnicity and sexuality is clearly not the same. Being black and being gay is not the same. So, this argument should not be used for justification or criticism in the national conversation regarding gay rights.
Thankfully, our nation has moved away from its hateful past regarding slavery, and we rightly speak out against discrimination. But holding to traditional marriage is not discriminatory, it is respectful of an important societal structure that has been recognized throughout our world’s entire history. For example, I’m not allowed to use the women’s restroom… that rule isn’t discriminatory, it is respectful of a societal system and structure.
One cable news anchor recently responded to an interview with the Benham brothers, shaking her head in disapproval, responding, “love they neighbor, as thyself.” It is the ignorant misuse of Bible, like this, that has led to anti-religious coercion, bullying and intimidation. You can both love gays and still hold to the belief that marriage should be withheld for a man and woman.
America’s First Amendment gives us the right to disagree on marriage and abortion, so we should learn to coexist and live together in harmony.
One of the reasons that makes the United States so great is our “big tent” philosophy and respect for diversity of opinion and faith.
I’d personally like for everyone to be a Christian, but that doesn’t mean that I criticize those who don’t agree with me.
Openly gay journalist Andrew Sullivan said it best in response to the Mozilla firing, “The guy who had the gall to express his First Amendment rights and favor Prop 8 in California by donating $1,000 has just been scalped by some gay activists… The whole episode disgusts me — as it should disgust anyone interested in a tolerant and diverse society.”
It is my First Amendment right to live out my faith-based conviction on marriage and abortion, and I would ask the media and the nation to be tolerant of me and the millions of other Christians who share my belief.
As an African-American, it is offensive that race and sexual orientation is erroneously compared to vilify people of faith and suppress our First Amendment rights. Source
Maina Mwaura is a pastor at Whitesburg Baptist Church in Huntsville, Alabama.
America we have a problem - source
Executive Order 1.50, Where It Will Lead
Girls Threatened With Hate Crime Charges For Complaining About Transgender Bathroom Harassment, Here
Paul Joseph Watson
Female students at Florence High School in Colorado were threatened with hate crimes charges when they complained about being harassed by a transgender boy in the girls’ bathroom.
Initial complaints about the transgender student’s behavior towards the girls were made by their parents, who were told by the school that the boy’s transgender rights trumped the privacy rights of their daughters.
When the female students continued to complain about the harassment, the school threatened to kick them off the athletic team or even hit them with hate crimes charges if they didn’t stay silent.
The Pacific Justice Institute sent a letter to the school warning them against prioritizing transgender rights over the privacy rights of female students.
“We’re not going to stand by and let 99.7 percent of our students lose their privacy and free speech rights just because .3 percent of the population are gender-confused,” the letter stated.
The school so adamantly sided with the transgender student that officials even suggested the girls give up access to most of their restrooms altogether, reported CBN News.
Although Colorado’s treatment of transgender school children is determined by policy, California became the first U.S. state to mandate by law the right of girls and boys to choose which bathroom they would use regardless of their gender back in August when Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 1266, otherwise known as the ‘Transgender Bathroom Bill’. The law takes effect on January 1st.
The Pacific Justice Institute is circulating a petition that would force state officials to put the bill up for a referendum. If the group collects 500,000 signatures from Californians before November 10, the Bathroom Bill will be temporarily suspended until it is voted on at the next State general election in November of 2014.
Californians “jolted by the mental image of children sharing lavatories and locker rooms with opposite-sex classmates,” are making concerted efforts to repeal the bill before it becomes law, reports Bloomberg. If the bill is suspended, it could set the precedent for other areas of the country.
However, in states like Colorado, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Washington, students and parents are at the mercy of schools who have already instituted policies which exalt the rights of a tiny minority while violating the privacy rights of a huge majority of students who are being forced to share bathrooms with members of the opposite sex who identify as transgender.
DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT (DOMA)
In a ripping dissent, Scalia says that Justice Anthony Kennedy and his colleagues in the majority have resorted to calling opponents of gay marriage "enemies of the human race."
But to defend traditional marriage is not to condemn, demean, or humiliate those who would prefer other arrangements, any more than to defend the Constitution of the United States is to con- demn, demean, or humiliate other constitutions. To hurl such accusations so casually demeans this institution. In the majority's judgment, any resistance to its holding is beyond the pale of reasoned disagreement. To question its high-handed invalidation of a presumptively valid statute is to act (the majority is sure) with the purpose to "dis- parage," "injure," "degrade," "demean," and "humiliate" our fellow human beings, our fellow citizens, who are homo- sexual. All that, simply for supporting an Act that did no more than codify an aspect of marriage that had been unquestioned in our society for most of its existence— indeed, had been unquestioned in virtually all societies for virtually all of human history. It is one thing for a society to elect change; it is another for a court of law to impose change by adjudging those who oppose it hostes humani generis, enemies of the human race
It takes real cheek for today's majority to assure us, as it is going out the door, that a constitutional requirement
to give formal recognition to same-sex marriage is not at issue here—when what has preceded that assurance is a lecture on how superior the majority's moral judgment in favor of same-sex marriage is to the Congress's hateful moral judgment against it. I promise you this: The only thing that will"confine" the Court's holding is its sense of what it can get away with.
And, he says, the holding will short circuit the debate over gay marriage that should have been carried out in the states.
In the majority's telling, this story is black-and-white: Hate your neighbor or come along with us. The truth is more complicated. It is hard to admit that one's political opponents are not monsters, especially in a struggle like this one, and the challenge in the end proves more than today's Court can handle. Too bad. A reminder that disagreement over something so fundamental as marriage can still be politically legitimate would have been a fit task for what in earlier times was called the judicial temperament. We might have covered ourselves with honor today, by promising all sides of this debate that it was theirs to settle and that we would respect their resolution. We might have let the People decide that the majority will not do. Some will rejoice in today's decision, and some will despair at it; that is the nature of a controversy that matters so much to so many. But the Court has cheated both sides, robbing the winners of an honest victory, and the losers of the peace that comes from a fair defeat. We owed both of them better. I dissent.