In 2009, a group of leaders from a wide spectrum of religious traditions came together to sign the Manhattan Declaration, thereby publicly uniting around three core Judeo-Christian values of religious liberty, the sanctity of human life and marriage. Inspired by the late Chuck Colson, and co-drafted by Professors Robbie George and Timothy George, the Manhattan Declaration anticipated what lay head, ending with these sobering words: "We will fully and ungrudgingly render to Caesar what is Caesar's. But under no circumstances will we render to Caesar what is God's."
Five years later, the future is here, and we are facing a fundamental conflict between the laws of Caesar and the laws of God.
On the eve of arguments over marriage before the U.S. Supreme Court, religious and political leaders representing Evangelicals, Catholics, Orthodox Christian and Jewish communities have once again pledged their unity to stand in solidarity to marriage and the family. Co-drafted by Deacon Keith Fournier (a Catholic) and me (an Evangelical), the "Marriage Pledge" declares: more >>
Republican 2016 presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio from Florida, said Sunday that he does not believe homosexuality is a choice but "something that people are born with." He also said he believes marriage should be "between one man and one woman" while insisting "it's not that I'm against gay marriage."
"Sexual preferences are a choice for the vast and enormous majority of people. In fact, the bottom line is, I believe sexual preference is something that people are born with," said Rubio on CBS's "Face the Nation."
In an interview with Fusion's Jorge Ramos last week, Rubio, who is a strong Catholic also explained that despite his religious beliefs he would attend a gay wedding if it was for a family member or a friend. more >>
The very notion of "gay marriage" is an artificial construct. It's the aberrant byproduct of the sexual revolution, which, itself, was largely instigated by bug doctor turned "sexologist," Alfred Kinsey.
Though married to a woman who took part in his many filmed "scientific" orgies, Kinsey was a promiscuous homosexual and sadomasochist. He managed to completely upend and twist the world's perception of human sexuality in the 1950s and '60s with his world famous "Kinsey Reports."
While his "research" has been universally discredited and exposed as fraudulent, ideologically motivated and even criminal, it remains, nonetheless, the primary source behind today's "sexual orientation science." more >>
Arizona Internet Evangelist Joshua Feuerstein could be facing felony charges after posting a YouTube video recording of a conversation he had with a Florida baker where he asked if she could make him a sheet cake displaying the words "We do not support gay marriage."
On April 1, Feuerstein called Cut the Cake bakery in Longwood, Florida, and asked owner Sharon Haller if she would make a cake and include the words "We do not support gay marriage." Haller initially thought the phone call was a prank. She then refused to make the cake saying, "We do not do that, sorry." She then quickly hung up the phone.
Considering the number of Christian-owned small businesses that have been sued, fined and received death threats for refusing to provide services for gay weddings, Feuerstein then spoke into the camera and offered his take on whether business owners should be forced to service events they believe to be morally wrong. more >>
More than ever before, this year's March for Marriage is centered on protecting God's design for one man and one woman marriage, as well as defending the religious liberty of those who hold that conviction. The march comes at a crucial time in our nation, as several Americans have recently faced the threat of being forced to violate their consciences. It is extremely important that "We the People" stand up for traditional marriage and safeguard the liberties upon which our nation was founded.
While those reasons are enough, they are not my only motivation for supporting the March for Marriage. As a Millennial, I see the culture shifting my generation in a direction with which I don't agree. Today's society has warped our view of long-term commitment, and I refuse to stand idly by as it manifests itself in our marriage statistics, our families, and our futures.
In a summit titled, "Divorce Statistics and Social Trends," Dr. David Ayers, Dean of Alva J. Calderwood School of Arts and Letters at Grove City College, spoke on the current marriage and divorce data for American adults. It was shocking to learn that, among the developed countries in the world, the U.S. has the highest divorce rate. more >>
After a strict Christian courtship to prevent yielding to temptation, evangelical Christian reality star Michaela, of the UPtv series "Bringing Up Bates" got engaged to her boyfriend Brandon Keilen in a surprising and elaborate affair in Virginia Saturday.
The engagement took place in Great Falls where Brandon left seven clues for Michaela to discover throughout the area. At the end, he proposed to his girlfriend, who immediately said "yes". Now the happy couple is busy planning a wedding, and fans of the reality series about the large evangelical Christian family will get to see the entire proposal when the show begins airing in June.
Throughout the courtship Michaela and Brandon were never alone together but always with a chaperone to prevent them from yielding to physical temptation. Throughout the first season of the family's reality series, viewers watched as they grew closer together and included their family in the relationship. more >>