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Hundreds to Attend Family Institute of Connecticut’s Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally March 23rd in Hartford
Christian Newswire: Family Institute of Connecticut will co-host the Hartford Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally on Friday, March 23rd at 12:00 p.m. in front the of the Ribicoff Court House, 450 Main Street.
Fairfield Weekly: “[L]ast week, Connecticut got its first openly gay candidate for statewide office when Kevin Lembo won a smashing victory in the Democratic primary for state comptroller . . . Lembo crushed Jarjura by taking 70 percent of the primary vote. Some Connecticut politicians believe part of the reason for Jarjura’s humiliating defeat was Democratic voter anger over what was viewed as the anti-gay attitudes of Jarjura and his supporters.”
Christian Newswire: “The Family Institute of Connecticut (FIC), the state’s largest and best known pro-life, pro-marriage and family organization, persuaded the Enfield Board of Education this week to defy a legal threat from the ACLU and send graduation ceremonies back to First Cathedral. Enfield’s vote capped a two-month effort by FIC to persuade the town to stand up in defense of the First Amendment . . . ”
edge Boston: “Representatives from several anti-LGBT organizations gathered in Rhode Island on Saturday, Feb. 27, for a conference billed as the New England Family, Life and Marriage Summit . . . Austin Nimocks, senior legal counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund, made similar statements. He used the fact Catholic Charities in Boston and Washington, D.C., lost their government funding after they refused to allow same-sex couples to adopt children. ‘The state drove them out of the adoption business,’ Nimocks said. ‘This is a question of persecution.’”
EDGE Boston: “An upcoming gathering of anti-gay organizations in the Ocean State continues to face opposition from local activists. The Family Research Council is sponsoring the New England Family, Life and Marriage Summit on Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Ocean State Baptist Church in Smithfield. According to FRC’s announcement, the daylong conference will feature “experts” from the National Organization for Marriage Rhode Island, the Alliance Defense Fund and Family Policy Councils from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Connecticut.”
OneNewsNow: “A pro-family spokesman in Connecticut sees similarities between his state’s previous battle over same-sex ‘marriage’ and another current legal squabble over physician-assisted suicide . . . ‘They’ve learned that when you can’t get something through the people’s representatives, what you can do in Connecticut is…try to get the courts to just impose it.’”
Daniela Altimari reports in the Hartford Courant: “The state Department of Children and Families has removed from its website links to ‘open and affirming’ churches after a group opposed to gay marriage threatened legal action.”
Family Institute of Connecticut blog: “I’ve been wondering lately, why is it that people are tending to view religious freedom as something evermore narrow? Is that freedom only for the clergy? Is it only applicable when practiced in a certain building, or upon a certain day and time? Yet as I read the text of the First Amendment, I can find no such limitations. The freedom is guaranteed for all citizens, at all places and times. It is for everyone, 24×7.”
The Day: “The state Senate could vote as soon as today on a measure to formally codify last year’s Connecticut Supreme Court decision overturning the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, prompting a ‘last-ditch’ attempt by social conservatives and the Catholic Church to pressure lawmakers to block the bill.”
Christian Newswire: “Family Institute of Connecticut Action is running newspaper ads statewide to raise awareness about the threats posed by SB 899. The ad can be viewed at www.ctfamily.org. SB 899 claims to make the Connecticut Supreme Court decision legalizing same sex marriage the law. But it goes much further than that. It includes totally inadequate accommodation of First Amendment religious liberty rights.”
WWLP.com (AP): “The General Assembly is considering ways to update state law to conform with last fall’s ruling, including stripping gender references from marriage regulations. ”
AP: “The Family Institute of Connecticut says some lawmakers are using a recent state Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage to limit opponents’ religious freedoms.”
ChristiansUnite reports: Family Institute of Connecticut Action today called upon Speaker of the House Christopher Donovan and Senate President Pro Tempore Donald Williams to remove Rep. Michael Lawlor and Sen. Andrew McDonald from their positions as co-chairmen of the Connecticut General Assembly’s powerful Judiciary Committee. The use of the Committee by Rep. Lawlor and Sen. McDonald to launch an outrageous unconstitutional attack on religious liberty made this request necessary.
nder the proposed bill, any Catholic parish organized as a religious corporation would be required to elect a lay board of between 7 and 13 members to manage and oversee its financial affairs. A nominee of the bishop or archbishop will serve as an ex-officio member of each parish board . . . ”
The Blog of the Family Institute of Connecticut reports: . . . Only three states have had same-sex marriage, and in each case it was imposed by a 4-3 vote of the states’ high courts. In California, the people reasserted …
Could the Connecticut Supreme Court be delaying a controversial same-sex “marriage” decision until after the November elections to keep voters from protecting marriage in the constitution? . . . It’s been nearly 16 months . . .
The Blog of the Family Institute of Connecticut reports: In just a few weeks same-sex couples from Connecticut may be getting “married” in Massachusetts, if our neighboring state repeals a law respecting the marriage definition of other states. In Connecticut, …
The Family Institute of Connecticut Blog has this post regarding a Hartford Courant article: “But with this article the campaign for polyamory has now taken its first step in Connecticut…and it was the push for same-sex marriage that made it possible. Just …
The Family Institute of Connecticut Blog reports: Three years ago Connecticut’s pro same-sex “marriage” Episcopal bishop sent his henchmen to change the locks and confiscate the property of a pro-family church in Bristol, replacing their pastor with one loyal to …
Testimony by the public policy arm of the state’s bishops and by the Family Institute of Connecticut helped to kill a bill that would have required the state to recognize legal unions of same-sex couples from out of state…