Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who is an outspoken evangelical Christian, said he doesn't "condemn" the gay lifestyle and said "we're all children of God" in a recent interview where he tried to clarify a statement he made in which he compared homosexual temptation to alcoholism.
In an interview with CNBC Squawk Box host Joe Kerner on June 16, Perry asserted that gay rights laws need to be left up to the states, while noting that everyone is equal before God.
"I don't necessarily condone that lifestyle. I don't condemn it, either. We're all children of God," Perry said. "And the fact is that people will decide where they want to live if Washington will respect the Tenth Amendment and I think that will make America substantially happier if they will respect that and allow people how they want to live and under what rules and regulations." more >>
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone delivered a speech at the March for Marriage rally in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, defying calls for him not to participate from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and pro-gay groups.
During his speech, the archbishop linked traditional marriage to "truth and love."
WASHINGTON - Former United States Senator Rick Santorum has stated that supporters of traditional marriage "need to fight back" against the current momentum of the same-sex marriage legalization movement.
In an interview with The Christian Post at the Second Annual March for Marriage, Santorum stated that despite claims by some "this movement is still very much alive."
"This is a very important fight that we have on our hands to reclaim this issue of marriage for the public good that this is and we got to continue to give this message," said Santorum. more >>
WASHINGTON – Only recently out of "personal passions" have people tried to change the definition of marriage, and that is not a valid reason to change such a long-lasting institution, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee told The Christian Post while at the Second Annual March for Marriage on Thursday
History has one definition for marriage, said Huckabee, who was a featured speaker at the event.
"If we look at history, history has only one real view and that is marriage is between one man and one woman," Huckabee explained. "You don't have a lot of history of any other version of marriage and when you do, it doesn't last very long." more >>
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)'s highest governing body voted Thursday to allow ministers to perform same-sex marriages.
Presbyterian clergy can now marry gay and lesbian couples wherever same-sex marriage is legal.
The Presbyterian Lay Committee released a statement repudiating the action of the PCUSA General Assembly. more >>
Defrocked United Methodist Church pastor Frank Schaefer, who went against doctrine and officiated his son's same-sex wedding, has said that he will argue before a church panel on Friday that his punishment was illegal.
"I would like to get my credentials back," said Schaefer, 52, according to The Associated Press on Wednesday. "I'm hoping for a 're-frocking.'"
The pastor was officially defrocked by UMC in December after he refused to turn over his credentials following a meeting with the Board of Ordained Ministry. He was accused of violating his pastoral vows by performing his son's marriage to another man at a 2007 ceremony in Massachusetts. more >>