A Kenyan lawyer is prepared to offer President Barack Obama a lucrative $90,000 assortment of livestock in exchange for Obama's 16-year-old daughter Malia's hand in marriage.
Felix Kiprono, an attorney in Nairobi whose age has not been revealed, is reportedly ready to offer the 44th U.S. president a dowry of 70 sheep, 50 cows and 30 goats in hopes it will convince Obama to give away his oldest daughter in an arranged marriage during his next visit to Kenya in July.
Speaking with The Nairobian newspaper, Kiprono said he first became interested in Malia in 2008, when she was 10 years old and Obama was just becoming a household name while campaigning in his first presidential election. Since Obama's grandmother is Kenyan and still lives in Kenya, Malia has Kenyan blood, the lawyer said. more >>
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., warned Christians that the church's mainstream teaching on homosexuality could be considered hate speech in the near future, during an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network this week.
While discussing his Catholic faith and how it influences his positions on social issues and public policy, Rubio commented on the direction America is traveling with its views of the conservative church.
"If you think about, we are at the water's edge of the argument that mainstream Christian teaching is hate speech," Rubio said to CBN News. "Because today we've reached the point in our society where if you do not support same-sex marriage you are labeled a homophobe and a hater." more >>
Pastor Robert Jeffress and Rev. Samuel Rodriguez argued with American Atheists President David Silverman about whether bigotry in America is being directed at conservative Christians or gay people when it comes to opposing same-sex marriage in a fiery debate on Fox News' "Hannity" on Wednesday.
While Silverman argued that those opposed to gay marriage are displaying "bigotry," Rodriguez asserted that the bigotry being displayed is "against Christians."
"It's bigotry and intolerance against those of us who believe in the Bible and our Judeo-Christian values," the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference founder said. more >>
A senior Vatican official, reportedly seen as second only to the pope, said Ireland's recent legalization of gay marriage is a "defeat for humanity" in comments seen as the strongest yet from the Catholic Church on the controversial referendum.
"I was deeply saddened by the result," Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican's secretary of state, said at a conference in Rome on Tuesday night, according to The Guardian. "The church must take account of this reality, but in the sense that it must strengthen its commitment to evangelization. I think that you cannot just talk of a defeat for Christian principles, but of a defeat for humanity."
Ireland became the first country to legalize gay marriage by popular vote after 62 percent of voters supported a referendum to change their constitution to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry. more >>
A Christian jeweler in Canada has become the latest target of LGBT hate mail and "nasty" phone calls even though he agreed to make custom engagement rings for a lesbian couple, simply because he posted a sign that displayed his biblical view opposing same-sex marriage.
Esau Jardon, the co-owner of Today's Jewellers in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, recently told CBC News that he was forced to take down his store's Facebook page after it was flooded with angry comments from LGBT advocates who opposed a sign that was posted in the store stating: "The sanctity of marriage is under attack. Let's keep marriage between a man and a woman."
The store's sign came to attention after a lesbian woman named Nicole White had put a downpayment with the store on custom made engagement rings for her and her fiance, Pam Renouf, who plan to get married in 2016. more >>
I almost never do this, but I felt it was very important to share a letter with you so that the whole world could understand what really happened in Ireland as this predominantly Catholic nation voted decisively to redefine marriage.
After the vote, I posted this on Facebook:
What can we learn from the vote to redefine marriage in Ireland, a traditionally Catholic country? more >>