ARLINGTON, Va. – A legal expert and head of a conservative law firm has stated that government actions against religious groups over same-sex marriage and abortion are "red lines of liberty" being crossed.
Mat Staver, founder and chairman of the Liberty Counsel, told The Christian Post while part of an event in the Washington, D.C.-area on Monday that these red lines involve coercion on the part of government.
"These red lines of liberty are coming very rapidly. They're not just issues that are contrary to Christian values that you can coexist with," said Staver. "These are issues where the government is seeking to force you to affirm ideas and values that are completely contrary to your Christian faith." more >>
The daughters of former Vice President Dick Cheney are clashing over same-sex marriage, with the elder sister, running for the Republican Senate primary in Wyoming, facing criticism from her younger sister and her wife for supporting traditional marriage.
"I was watching my sister-in-law on Fox News Sunday (yes Liz, in fifteen states and the District of Columbia you are my sister-in-law) and was very disappointed to hear her say 'I do believe in the traditional definition of marriage,'" wrote in a Facebook post Heather Poe, the same-sex partner of Mary Cheney, with whom she has two children.
"Liz has been a guest in our home, has spent time and shared holidays with our children, and when Mary and I got married in 2012 - she didn't hesitate to tell us how happy she was for us," Poe continued. more >>
Controversial televangelist and former head of the Christian Coalition, Pat Robertson, recently told a viewer of his program that they should ask their gay son if he was molested by a coach.
During the "Bring It On" segment on "The 700 Club" that aired earlier this week, Robertson was asked by a viewer, identified as "Fields," as to what should be done about their 16-year-old son who has come out as a homosexual.
"I think you need to pray for him and I think you need to counsel with him and see--you know, is there really a biological thing going on?" replied Robertson, openly pondering if "a coach" might have influenced the teenager's decision. more >>
The Second Amendment and natural marriage have a lot in common. Does this surprise you? Let me walk you through it.
Do you remember Melissa Harris-Perry's remarks that she made in April 2013?
"... we've always had kind of a private notion of children... We haven't had a very collective notion of 'these are our children.' ... we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families and recognize that kids belong to whole communities." more >>
Television personality and real estate mogul Donald Trump said in a recent interview that his views on gay marriage are evolving as society's opinion on the issue continues to change, but the business magnate was quick to note that he continues to support the traditional definition of marriage.
"I think really what you have is a very changing stance, and you see it changing very rapidly. If you go back 10 years ago it's very different [...] I think I'm evolving, and I think I'm a very fair person, but I have been for traditional marriage. I am for traditional marriage, I am for a marriage between a man and a woman," Trump told MSNBC's Thomas Roberts this past weekend while the two were in Moscow, Russia for the Miss Universe pageant. Trump and NBC co-own the Miss Universe pageant, and Roberts served as a host for the competition alongside R&B artist Mel B.
Roberts also asked Trump what he thought of the controversy over having the Miss Universe pageant in Russia after the country recently passed a ban on spreading "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations among minors." The country has also received criticism from athletes planning on participating in the Winter Olympic Games this upcoming February over the ban, passed in June. more >>
A United Methodist Church bishop has told her fellow church officials that even while debates over the acceptance of homosexuality may divide them, they ultimately "need each other."
Speaking before the UMC Council of Bishops in North Carolina on Monday, Bishop Rosemarie Wenner of the Germany Episcopal Area stressed the importance of leading together.
"Because the church of Jesus Christ is composed of many diverse people, unity is not a static agreement, but a constant move, where we engage with one another in discerning God's will for all," said Wenner. "The world is too complex for one single individual or one single group in the church to respond to the challenges. We need each other to explore a path that leads to vital congregations engaged in mission." more >>