Despite anti-discrimination laws in many states that require Christian bakery owners to bake cakes for same-sex weddings, 13 LGBT and gay-owned bakeries objected to one man's request when he asked if they'd make a pro-traditional marriage cake that would read "gay marriage is wrong." All refused to back the cake and one person even cursed at the Christian man for "hate speech" and said a cake supporting traditional marriage "went against their beliefs."
Blogger Theodore Shoebat, of Shoebat.com, wanted to see if the same level of tolerance that Christian business owners who belive in traditional marriage are required to abide by is also being exemplified at bakeries that advocate for same-sex marriage.
Shoebat set off on a video experiment where he called 13 bakeries, which are all either known as gay-owned bakeries or bakeries that strongly support gay marriage, and told them that he was hosting a pro-traditional marriage celebration and that he needed a cake that says "gay marriage is wrong." more >>
Men who use pornography are less likely to get married, according to a study published last month that shows the easy accessability of porn on the Internet has become a substitute for seeking a marriage partner among men ages 18 to 35.
Authored by Michael Malcolm of the University of West Chester, Pennsylvania, and George Naufal of Timberlake Consultants, the paper, which was published by The Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn, found that "Substitutes for marital sexual gratification may impact the decision to marry."
"We investigate the effect of Internet usage, and of pornography consumption specifically, on the marital status of young men," reads the abstract. "We show that increased Internet usage is negatively associated with marriage formation. Pornography consumption specifically has an even stronger effect. Instrumental variables and a number of robustness checks suggest that the effect is causal." more >>
WASHINGTON — Leaders from most of the world's major religious groups who gathered at the Vatican last month for a conference on marriage left optimistic that they can win their fight against the forces of the sexual revolution emanating from the West, Dr. Russell Moore said.
"One of the most important things that came out of the colloquium is a sense of optimism from the people there," explained Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, in a Monday interview at his Washington, D.C., office. "Being in dialogue with people from all around the world, in almost every [religious] tradition, people who have almost nothing else in common, I think we all walked away with a sense that concern about marriage is much bigger and broader than what we would have previously assumed."
The purpose of the Humanum conference, also called The Complementarity of Man and Woman: An International Colloquium and held at the Vatican Nov. 17-19, was to bring representatives from the major religious groups around the world to discuss how proper understanding the complementarity of the male/female relationship can invigorate efforts to promote the social goods provided my marriage. more >>
A Mississippi pastor tapped into his creative side while embarking on a protest of gay marriage by dressing up a horse to demonstrate how ridiculous he thinks it is.
The pastor, Reverend Edward James of Bertha Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, brought the horse to the federal courthouse on Friday in Jackson to protest a federal judge's ruling, currently on hold, to overturn the state's ban on gay marriage.
Jessa Duggar, newly wed to Ben Seewald, released footage from their car ride to his home in Hot Springs, Arkansas, including Ben singing Christmas songs.
"This is what I get to listen to in the car! Love you, Babe!" Jessa wrote under a video of Ben singing songs including "Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year."
The newlyweds wanted to visit Ben's family in Hot Springs after returning from their honeymoon. They earlier spent time with Jessa's family, having an in-house double date with sister Jill and her husband Derick before going to the Duggar family home for the annual Christmas celebration and recital. The Duggar family posted photos of the special event, with all the children taking part and sharing their talents with family and friends. more >>
A family gets together to take a family photo for Christmas. But, what one woman had coming not even you will expect. Tyne Owen comes up with the most brilliant marriage proposal idea for the love of his life.
He decides this is a perfect opportunity to tell the love of his life how he feels. How it does it will blow tour mind. He has the family pose for a family pictures spelling out "Merry Xmas" with t-shirts. But, before the actual picture is taken two people switch their spots and others cover their letter, to have it spell out "Marry Me."
After the picture is taken, the woman is called over to take a look at the photo and realizes this special moment was for her. She reacts so perfectly, and when she turns around the love of her life is kneeling down with a ring in hand. more >>