Two Supreme Court justices who officiated gay weddings don't need to recuse themselves from an upcoming case where they'll be ruling on the legality of state level gay marriage bans, despite demands from social conservative groups that they "disqualify" themselves, according to legal experts.
In April, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in an appeal from the Sixth Circuit regarding the constitutionality of state constitutional bans on same-sex marriage.
Calls have been made by some conservative groups for Justices Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg to recuse themselves from the case because they've officiated gay weddings. more >>
An Indiana bakery, 111 Cakery, that drew protests last year after the business' Christian owners declined a request from a gay man to make a cake for his same-sex wedding, has decided to close shop for good.
"We have decided not to renew our lease so we are now closed. We want to thank everyone for your patronage, support and friendship. It has been a true pleasure to serve you. Eph 2:8," notes a message on the bakery's website.
Randy McGath, 48, who co-own's the bakery, told USA Today that the business was still profitable but his wife, Trish, 45, who did most of the baking, wanted to spend more time with their four grandchildren. more >>
Ellen had a HUGE surprise for a couple in the audience. But she was not the only one with an awesome surprise. During a live game of "Heads-Up," this man does something no one was expecting.
After being welcomed to the show by Ellen, Jessie and Johnny are overwhelmed with joy! But, that wasn't the only surprise that was planned. It turns out Johnny had a trick up his sleeve as well. It will bring you to tears of joy. The proposal is too much for words, and their reaction is perfect. It leaves her speechless, and it's a perfect time for the word "Aww!"
Check out this heartwarming marriage proposal below: more >>
National Harbor, Md. — Two marriage experts argued that feminism and gay rights are contributing to the problem of fatherlessness at a Conservative Political Action Conference panel.
Father's Day may one day be considered hate speech because saying that children need fathers has become offensive to the gay rights agenda, Heather Mac Donald, the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal, argued on the Friday panel, "The Future of Marriage in America."
The panel was moderated by Kate Bryan of the American Principles Project. Mac Donald was joined by Wade Horn, former assistant secretary for Children and Families, and Jennifer Marshall, vice president of the Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity at The Heritage Foundation. more >>
You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity co-authors Francis Chan and his wife, Lisa, insist that they wrestle with fear and selfishness just like everyone else despite the public putting them on a pedestal after they left the stability, comfort and spotlight of leading a California megachurch in 2010 to surrender to God and let Him call them anywhere in the world and do anything He wants.
"I'm as selfish as the next guy. I'm just thankful for the grace of God, that He opens my eyes occasionally to make the right decisions, decisions that I won't regret," Francis told The Christian Post in an interview this past week.
"We fight every day for any ounce of holiness." more >>
An African-American group has joined other social conservative organizations in demanding that two Supreme Court justices who officiated gay weddings recuse themselves from a case pertaining to gay marriage legalization.
The Coalition of African-American Pastors has demanded that Justices Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg recuse themselves from a case surrounding the legality of state-level gay marriage bans. Earlier this week, CAAP launched a petition in which signatories send a letter to Chief Justice John Roberts urging him to have Kagan and Ginsburg recuse themselves.
"For a case that promises to dramatically affect the future of family, religious freedom, and much more, there cannot be any question of political bias on the part of the judges involved," reads the petition. more >>