U.S. Vice President Joe Biden recently reiterated his support for same-sex marriage at an annual fundraising event for Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), calling same-sex marriage the "issue of our day."
While speaking at Harkin's annual steak–fry fundraiser in Indianola, Iowa on Sunday, Biden told the crowd of Harkin supporters: "A lot of people criticized me for speaking out, not long ago, about gay marriage. I could not remain silent any more."
Biden was referencing a 2012 "Meet the Press" interview with host David Gregory, when the vice president said he is "absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women" are entitled to the same legal status and benefits as heterosexual couples. more >>
ENOUGH! Week after week we hear of some new, outlandish discrimination against Christians because they dare to adhere to the Word of God and not deviate on what God Himself calls sin. Articulate that truth in the marketplace of ideas, and it just might cause you your job or your business.
This past week, we heard the stunning story of Craig James, former NFL quarterback for the New England Patriots, getting sacked from his job at Fox Sports – after one day on the job - because he dared to declare a biblical truth. Here is the story.
When James walked off the gridiron, as a committed Christian, he decided that he would try to influence culture through politics. He gave Ted Cruz a real run for his money in a political primary in Texas. During the course of his campaign, James was asked (along with all the candidates) what he thought about marriage and human sexuality. Knowing the research is on his side, James said that no one is born gay. He also went on to declare biblical truth and said, "...[T]hey are going to have to answer to the Lord for their actions," and pledged not to support same-sex unions. more >>
A social studies teacher at a North Carolina middle school was recently suspended for three days after showing her eighth grade students a rap-oriented music video for a song supporting same-sex marriage.
Although the teacher's name has not been released, Alexander County Schools Associate Superintendent Jeff Peal said in a recent statement that she had been suspended due to the "inappropriate video."
"At West Alexander Middle School, there was an inappropriate video shown in class, outside the bounds of the curriculum that called for disciplinary action last week." Peal told the Taylorsville Times. "That teacher will be back in school this week." more >>
President of the Family Research Council, Tony Perkins, is calling for a boycott of the iconic General Mills brand Betty Crocker, because the company donated custom-made cakes to celebrate Minnesota's first same-sex marriages in July.
In a Minnesota Public Radio report in July, Betty Crocker brand manager Laura Forero said the brand's support of same-sex marriage is simply a reflection of its constantly evolving image and that diversity and inclusion are in the brand's DNA.
"Celebrating these three families today, seemed very appropriate as Betty celebrates all families," said Forero. more >>
A Pennsylvania judge ruled Thursday that a rogue county clerk in the state must stop distributing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The judge agreed with Gov. Tom Corbett's lawyers in saying that the clerk does not possess the power to decide who may receive marriage licenses in the state.
"Unless and until either the General Assembly repeals or suspends the Marriage Law provisions or a court of competent jurisdiction orders that the law is not to be obeyed or enforced, the Marriage Law in its entirety is to be obeyed and enforced by all commonwealth public officials," Commonwealth Court Judge Dan Pellegrini said on Thursday.
Pellegrini ordered that Montgomery County Register of Wills D. Bruce Hanes, who has been distributing marriage licenses to same-sex couples since July, must now "cease and desist from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex applicants, from accepting the marriage certificates of same-sex couples, and from waiving the mandatory three-day waiting period." more >>
Marriage plays a fundamental role in civil society because it is characterized by sexual complementarity, monogamy, exclusivity, and permanence. These marriage norms encourage men and women to commit permanently and exclusively to each other and take responsibility for their children. 
In recent decades, a revisionist view of marriage has eroded these norms. No-fault divorce was the first major trend to undermine a strong marriage culture. Now the effort to redefine marriage away from male-female complementarity has gone even further in abandoning the central characteristics of the institution. But if the law redefines marriage to say the male-female aspect is arbitrary, what principle will be left to retain monogamy, sexual exclusivity, or the expectation of permanency?  Such developments will have high social costs.
The New Language of Marriage New terms have even been coined to describe this new outlook on marriage. Here are some examples. more >>