Seattle: Former vice principal fired for same-sex “marriage” to file lawsuit

Priebus: March for Life a wake-up call for GOP

The unintended foreign policy consequences of the homosexual agenda

Ross Douthat: Believers should prepare more for disfavor than for persecution

    Ross Douthat at The New York Times: “The reality . . . is that there are all kinds of ways that church and state can tangle . . . that don’t fall into a ‘Canossa or the catacombs’ binary. I don’t know what religious life in the United States will look like in fifty years if current trends . . . accelerate, but I do know that beliefs can be pressured without being persecuted; disfavored without being explicitly discriminated against; challenged without being subjugated. And preparing for that complexity, rather than for a perfectly clarifying, ‘all priests to jail’ moment, seems to me to be the task facing believers now.”


  • Posted: 03/06/2014
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: douthat.blogs.nytimes.com

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Three reasons religious liberty laws are nothing like Jim Crow

How gender-neutral Bible translations prepared the way for Christian acceptance of same-sex “marriage”

    Louis Markos at The Imaginative Conservative: “I would propose a third cause for why so many Bible-believing Christians are embracing, or at least not openly opposing, the eventual legalization of marriage between people of the same sex. They are doing so because the ground has been carefully laid and watered by a subtle but pervasive change in our cultural perceptions of men and women. Rather than identify, nurture, and celebrate masculinity and femininity as distinct but complementary God-given realities, our culture has been coaxed—by forces within the public school system, the media, the academy, and (alas) the seminary—to view boys and girls, men and women, husbands and wives as ultimately interchangeable.”


  • Posted: 03/06/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.theimaginativeconservative.org

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Rod Dreher: A culture war Versailles

Michele Bachmann pans SB 1062 veto

Center for Arizona Policy: “We’re not going anywhere”

UK: High Court judge wants more evidence from Boris Johnson over ex-gay bus ad ban

WaPo poll: “Support for same-sex marriage hits new high”

Portland cabby violated lesbian couple’s rights, state finds

Wyoming couples sue to overturn marriage amendment

Rand Paul: “I believe in the historic and religious definition of marriage”

Illinois: Kane County won’t license same-sex “marriages” before June

Conor Friedersdorf: “Refusing to photograph a gay wedding isn’t hateful”

Judge refuses to block Wisc. marriage amendment, proposes speedy trial

Colorado governor endorses redefinition of marriage

NM: Curry County judges stop performing marriages, others step in

Jonathan S. Tobin: Smearing religious liberty’s defenders

Illinois AG: County clerks can issue same-sex “marriage” licenses

Washington Times: “In Arizona, gays show intolerance of expressions of faith”

Western U.S. Republicans to urge 10th Circuit to redefine marriage

Kentucky AG explains refusal to defend marriage amendment

Mark Regnerus testifies in Michigan marriage case

Rich Lowry: A response to Kirsten Powers on Arizona

Al Jazeera’s The Stream: Christianity’s culture clash over homosexuality (video)

    Al Jazeera / The Stream: “US Christians are facing a culture clash within their faith over gay rights. In the past few months, seven states have ruled bans on gay marriage as unconstitutional. Growing support for gay rights across the country has Christian churches divided over how to respond. On Monday, The Stream looks at the internal tensions and how they’re playing out in the US and overseas. Join the conversation at 19:30 GMT.”


  • Posted: 03/04/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family

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The ingrained intolerance of liberal tolerance

Indiana Senate bill clarifies same-sex tax filing language

Gov. Beshear: Kentucky to pursue appeal in marriage case, will hire outside counsel

Adam J. MacLeod: What’s at stake at the bakery

Matthew J. Franck: Religious liberty and the “dictatorship of relativism”

“The forces behind the religious freedom movement that exploded last week” | TPM

Boston parochial school pulls out of St. Pat’s parade to avoid “condoning homosexual lifestyle”

Canada: “Miramichi adopts flag policy after gay pride flap”

Was Arizona’s religious liberty bill “anti-gay”?

Russell Moore and Andrew Walker: What should Christians think of gov’t that criminalize homosexuality

Was Arizona’s religious liberty bill much ado about nothing?

“Gay, lesbian troops perform in drag at Kadena Air Base fundraiser”

“Compossibility” and religious liberty

Georgia lawmakers pushing for religious liberty bills

Kirsten Powers: Defenders of SB 1062 distort its meaning

Kelly Bartlett: Gender, discrimination, and marriage

Media mendacity over proposed Arizona bill

“Disney ends funding to Boy Scouts over gay policy”

NYC mayor marches in “gay-friendly” St. Pat’s parade, will skip March 17th

Loyola University (Chicago): Only Catholic weddings can be celebrated on university campus

Elane Photography religious liberty case heads to Supreme Court | Washington Post

Ross Douthat: The terms of our surrender

Same-sex couples claim Utah AG wrongly intervening in adoption cases

31 states have heightened religious freedom protections

Hunter Baker: Erickson, Sullivan, and what “bigots” we deserve

The vetoed bill that never existed [subscription required]

Entrusting marriage to liberals/progressives

Andrew Sullivan: “The morning after in Arizona”

SB 1062 stirred alarm in GOP

Jonah Goldberg: Celebrate same-sex “marriage” — or else

Ryan T. Anderson interview on same-sex “marriage” and religious liberty

Ariz. business owner, children receive vile death threats over SB 1062 support

Tony Perkins: Brewer ditches facts to save face

Arizona veto likely to chill other religious freedom bills | Washington Times

Kerri Kupec: Brewer veto a “sad day for freedom” | Newsmax

“Arizona bill: ‘Anti-gay’ or something softer?” | Washington Post

Arizona veto resonates in other state fights | WSJ

“Religious Liberty or Anti-Gay Discrimination? Debate Heats Up” | NBC

Conservatives blame manipulation, fear for Jan Brewer veto of SB 1062

David Harsanyi: Coexist. Or else

Croatian Parliament debates “life partnership” bill

Utah tells judges to reject adoption petitions filed by same-sex couples

Denny Burk: Does this look like Jim Crow to you?

Ben Domenech: Religious liberty after Arizona

In Arizona, GOP shows how easily it will cave on religious liberty

Ilya Somin on implications of Texas marriage ruling