The jujitsu of same-sex marriage

    First Things: There has been no want of “writing on the wall” about the upcoming cases on marriage. Justice Clarence Thomas could not help but remark on the point that a majority of his colleagues had already, and gracelessly, signaled their “intended resolution of that question.” And yet, writers and lawyers on both sides continue to expend their genius in writing briefs for the Court, clinging to the possibility that the words they set down may yet tip the balance.


  • Posted: 04/17/2015
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.firstthings.com

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Same-sex weddings: What would Rick Santorum do?

American views of same-sex marriage are divided by faith and friendship

Chart: Amicus briefs from opponents of same-sex marriage

The right finds a fresh voice on same-sex marriage

Azucar Bakery found not discriminatory against Christian by Colorado

Numerous briefs defend marriage against judicial activism

Broad support for marriage laws reflected in numerous briefs at Supreme Court

Religions unite against referendum

Evangelical critics of same-sex marriage and women bishops meet in London to discuss schism

Nigeria’s Boko Haram abducted 2,000 women and girls: report

Three reasons SOGI laws are being defeated

Redefining marriage would put kids of heterosexuals at risk

California Appeals Court: No duty to warn congregants of child molester

Guam attorney general orders same-sex marriage to move forward

Can Americans have both same-sex marriage and religious liberty?

How your marital status affects your taxes

Judge cuts legal fees in Alaska same-sex marriage case

“Conservative’ judicial activism for same-sex marriage: With amici like these, who needs enemies?

The right ‘not to be offended’ does not trump the First Amendment

    Charisma News: Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Legal Counsel Jeremy Tedesco agrees: “We commend the commission for reaching the right conclusion that these cake artists should not be forced to violate their conscience, but clearly the commission should have done the same for Jack Phillips. The commission found that these three cake artists have the freedom to decline creating unique cake creations because the artists found the requests offensive, but all Americans should be alarmed that the same commission determined that Jack doesn’t have that same freedom. Like the other bakers, Jack happily serves all people but declines to use his artistic talents to create cakes that violate his conscience. The commission’s inconsistent rulings mean that the owners of these three cake shops may run them according to their beliefs, while Jack cannot. He risks losing his life-long business altogether if he continues to run it consistent with his faith. Such blatant religious discrimination has no place in our society.”


  • Posted: 04/16/2015
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  • Category: ADF in the News
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Colorado debates where religious freedom ends and discrimination begins (audio)

Civil organizations condemn ‘ideological dictatorship’ against life and family at Panama summit

Should transgender students be able to use the bathroom of their choice? Nevada debates

The Christian baker’s conscience

The culture degrades, but truth endures

What is a Christian clerk who issues marriage licenses to do with the possible legalization of same-sex marriage nationwide?

Denver bakers cleared of bias for refusing to make Bible cakes

I can’t bake your cake because I love you

Christians as homophobic bigots – every good fairly tale needs a big bad wolf

Obama calls for laws banning conversion therapy

Attorneys for Christian Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran: Atlanta’s attempts to dismiss discrimination lawsuit show he was fired for his beliefs

Force schools to endorse gay relationships, says NUT

Michigan firm stays out of same-sex marriage case that partner will argue

Progressives spurn science in denying emotional harm caused by same-sex parenting

    Aleteia: When a British science journal published an American study in January showing that emotional problems are more than twice as prevalent for children with same-sex parents than for children with opposite-sex parents, nobody expected the author, or the journal editors, to escape criticism. The “consensus” within the social science establishment is that the kids being raised by same-sex couples are doing fine, and will do even better if these parents are allowed to marry. Any researcher who finds anything different must be wrong, incompetent and homophobic.


  • Posted: 04/09/2015
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.aleteia.org

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Pope Francis: “Children are never a mistake”

Obama calls for end to ‘conversion’ therapies

So it’s OK for a baker to refuse – unless he’s a Christian?

A recipe for inconsistency: Colorado’s conflicted cake rulings

What’s a conscience worth?

ADF extinguishes Atlanta’s arguments in defense of discrimination against fire chief

Sex education in Europe turns to urging more births

Obama calls for end to ‘conversion’ therapy for youths

Colorado Senate kills bill to ban conversion therapy for minors

Gordon College accuses activists of discriminating against its Christian students

No right to Bible-themed cake, court rules

Interview with a Christian

Naive young evangelicals and the illiberal DNA of the gay rights movement

Guam rejects same-sex couple’s marriage license application

Must Christianity change its sexual ethics? History may hold the key

Congressman: ‘Disturbing’ for military chaplains to be punished over views on sexuality

Religious freedom under siege

Colorado justice: Bakers can refuse Christian messages, not same-sex weddings

City responds to ex-fire chief’s suit

Between conflicting cake rulings in Colorado, baker’s livelihood still at risk

Religious freedom, mutual respect can coexist

Why the secular left should stop trying to change Christianity

Celibate gay Christian leader urges faithful to ‘normalize’ committed friendships

Chaplain Alliance defends conscience at Supreme Court

Kirsten Powers: Same-sex marriage debate’s sore winners

Gay leader to churches: support homosexuality or be taxed

Here it is: complete catalog of same-sex marriage conscience cases

Food fight rages over Colorado panel’s split decision on gay-themed cakes

Colorado religious freedom double standard revealed after ruling defends refusal of ‘anti-gay cake’

Colorado double standard: Bakers should not be forced to make anti-gay cakes

Bake for them two, or walk with the few.

Heads LGBTs win, tails Christians lose

Cyberbullying is wrong – but so is adultery

Supreme Court asked to look abroad for guidance on same-sex marriage