The recent events surrounding the court case against a Christian-owned bakery in Oregon are so surreal that they almost defy imagination.
The case itself has been well publicized.
In 2013, the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, Aaron and Melissa Klein, politely declined to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, as a result of which they were taken to court and charged with discrimination based on sexual orientation. more >>
WASHINGTON — Although the American Sociological Association has promoted the idea that there is no harm done to children raised by same-sex parents, a traditional marriage activist blogger, who was raised by her lesbian mother, asserted on Friday that there is no such thing as an "intact household" for a child raised by same-sex parents.
Next Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Obergfell v. Hodges case on whether the 14th Amendment requires states to license gay marriages. In a discussion hosted by the Alliance Defending Freedom, nationally-recognized blogger Katy Faust, who professes her Christian views on marriage at AskTheBigot.com, argued that not only are the ASA's claims misleading, but more focus needs to be put on the stories of emotional distress told by children who grew up with same-sex parents.
"It's hard because all of who we hear from now in this debate are adults and we are starting to hear more voices of adult children who have gay parents speaking about saying, 'I support a child's natural right to be in a relationship, to be with both her mother and father because I didn't get that,'" Faust explained. more >>
WASHINGTON — What may have been the most diverse gathering of activists ever in Washington, D.C., gathered Saturday to "March for Marriage."
While the rainbow is often used as a symbol of diversity for the Gay Rights Movement, an impressive array of racial and ethnic backgrounds were evident among those united to defend marriage.
Eric Teetsel, executive director of the Manhattan Declaration, one of the sponsors of the March for Marriage, told The Christian Post that the crowd seemed "much bigger and more engaged" than last year's March for Marriage. That may be because the event, now in its third year, is young and "slowly starting to build," and the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a gay marriage case on Tuesday. more >>
First it was Frank Bruni, a columnist for The New York Times and now it's Hillary Clinton: The Left is getting so frustrated that Christians who believe in the biblical vision of human sexuality refuse to cave-in, now they're talking about forcing us to change our beliefs.
The openly gay Bruni wrote earlier this month that it is "warranted" to demand that Christians remove homosexual behavior from their "sin list," to which FRC President Tony Perkins and I responded in The Christian Post that "Sin is sin. Our sin. Your sin. God sets the standard, not us. His standard is not unclear or subjective or ambivalent."
While all the friends and family stand around and wait for the groom come out, something special happens. The groom has set up a microphone near his seat, and begins to sing to his wife as she comes out of the back.
As he starts to sing, everyone starts to walk down the aisle that is part of the wedding. As his beautiful bride makes her way up the aisle, this groom serenades her and the rest of the church with this beautiful love song. This is a perfect way to start a faithful marriage in the church and give everyone who is attending a huge surprise. It's always a good idea to spice up a traditional wedding, to make it memorable for all those involved.
"Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." -1 Corinthians 13:4-7 more >>
Supporters of traditional marriage will participate in the third annual "March for Marriage" on Saturday, three days before th U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments on gay marriage.
The Washington, D.C.-based National Organization for Marriage is organizing the event.
"The 2015 March for Marriage is our last, best opportunity to reach the U.S. Supreme Court before they decide whether marriage as it has existed throughout our history is unconstitutional," reads the event's website. more >>