Evangelicals will leave the Republican Party if it supports redefining marriage to include same-sex couples, Mike Huckabee said.
When asked if he believes the Republican Party will change its position and support gay marriage in a Wednesday Newsmax interview, Huckabee remarked, "They might, and if they do, they're going to lose a large part of their base because evangelicals will take a walk."
Huckabee currently hosts a Fox News show called "Huckabee." He was formerly the governor of Arkansas and ran for president in 2008. Before he entered politics, Huckabee was a Southern Baptist pastor and a religious radio broadcaster. more >>
The U.S. Supreme Court will review two major gay marriage laws on Tuesday and Wednesday and the court's decisions have the potential to change the entire landscape of marriage in America.
When the Supreme Court takes on the federal Defense of Marriage Act and California's 2008 Proposition 8 which upheld traditional marriage, the justices will be tasked with making some very important decisions. The justices can uphold traditional marriage on a federal level, they can block the ban on gay marriage across state levels, or they can keep the decision in the hands of voters in each individual state.
"There aren't many Supreme Court decisions that have the potential to be as transformative," said Erwin Chemerinsky, founding dean of the University of California Irvine School of Law, according to Yahoo News. more >>
In response to a question at the recent Starbucks corporation shareholders meeting, CEO Howard Schultz reiterated his and the company's support for workplace diversity. This includes support for same-sex marriage.
As sure as night follows day a blatantly false meme began circulating on Facebook. The primary one is from Joe Miller's Liberty Watch. His opening sentence reads:
"At the Starbucks annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday, CEO Howard Schultz sent a clear message to anyone who supports traditional marriage over gay marriage: we don't want your business." more >>
On the popular newsmaker talk shows Sunday, all of the major TV networks – ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox News – had more guests supporting the view that marriage should be redefined to include same-sex couples than guests supporting the traditional definition of marriage.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments this week in two cases dealing with same-sex marriage. Watching the Sunday news talk shows, though, one would hear much from those who want the Court to redefine marriage for all states to include same-sex couples. And, little time was given for those who hold the view that the traditional definition of marriage should be maintained or the decision to redefine marriage should be left to the states.
ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" had five panelists discuss the issue, none of whom argued in favor of traditional marriage. Three panelists supported redefining marriage: Obama campaign manager Jim Messina, Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile and ABC News journalist Terry Moran. Two people, conservative columnist Peggy Noonan and Republican strategist Karl Rove, argued that the decision should be left to the states, but neither of them presented the argument in favor of traditional marriage. Noonan even said that the opposition to gay marriage is dying off and Rove said that the 2016 Republican presidential candidate could be a supporter of gay marriage. more >>
Sex is everywhere. It's used to sell movies, clothing and food, and can even lead to divorce. According to the husband-and-wife duo leading Crossover Bible Fellowship, if more people viewed sex from God's perspective, they might have fewer regrets and maybe even happier marriages.
But the Sex and The Gospel conference taking place April 5-6 at the nondenominational church in Houston, Texas, isn't just for married couples or adults. Pastor Blake Wilson told The Christian Post that his message on Biblical sexuality was actually inspired years ago by a group of teens at a retreat.
"As my wife and I began to speak on sex, the kids really responded...and so from there we started getting more and more invitations to speak on sex. The next thing you know, it kind of developed into a series. I became a youth pastor and we started putting more and more teachings together on it because kids were basically saying, 'Here's what we're facing and dealing with every day. These are the realities we're dealing with in middle school and high school, and we never knew God had anything to say about these issues," he said. more >>
"I believe God [is] pulling us ahead into greater and greater affirmation and acceptance of our gay brothers and sisters and pastors and friends and neighbors and coworkers," former megachurch pastor and best-selling author Rob Bell explained just days after surprising the evangelical Christian community with his expressed support for same-sex marriage.
The former Mars Hill Bible Church founder and controversial Love Wins author told Odyssey Networks in an interview published Wednesday that many people are "realizing that God makes some of us one way and some of us another, and it can be a beautiful thing."
The video interview, titled "Why Rob Bell Supports Gay Marriage," comes just days after the Michigan church founder visited San Francisco's Grace Cathedral (the Episcopal Cathedral of the Diocese of California) in a promotional book tour to discuss his purpose for writing What We Talk About When We Talk About God, his views on evangelical Christianity and future projects he has lined up. more >>