"Get the government out of marriage" seems to be a favorite libertarian talking point. Among Christian libertarians, "get the government out of marriage," sometimes means, "get the government out of sacraments." One of their arguments for this position follows this chain of reasoning:Marriage is a sacrament. We don't want the state administering sacraments. Therefore, we don't want the state administering marriage.
Here's what is true about this argument:Some marriages are sacraments. We don't want the state explicitly administering sacraments.
Here's what's false about the argument. It implies that all civil marriages are sacramental marriages. Or, at the very least, it only accounts for sacramental marriages and does not account for non-sacramental marriages. more >>
It's called Pandora's Box.
And the Supreme Court just opened it.
Did you actually think the debate over "gay marriage" was about marriage? Have you really come to believe that this cultural kerfuffle has anything to do with "civil rights" or "equality"? Have you bought into the popular premise that this is a legitimate discussion on federalism – that it's a reasonable disagreement over whether the U.S. Constitution's equal protection clause requires that newfangled "gay marriage," something rooted in same-sex sodomy, a deviant and disease-prone behavior our Constitution's framers officially declared "the infamous crime against nature," be made law of the land? more >>
NEW YORK — The Supreme Court has declined to hear appeals affecting the legalization of gay marriage in five states, effectively doing away with attempts to maintain the traditional definition of marriage in those states. As a result, six other states will likely follow suit as they also fall under the same federal court jurisdiction. This means that same-sex marriage could be legal in 30, or even 35 states, plus Washington, D.C. if the trend continues.
Eric Metaxas, author, television host and outspoken religious freedom advocate, shared his thoughts with The Christian Post about the Supreme Court's latest move, which gay marriage proponents have cast as the "final legal stamp of approval to marriage equality."
This future husband and wife to be put on an unexpected show for all who attended the wedding. John did something incredibly special for his new bride.
He wanted to make sure she felt like the center of the world on this day. With the help of a few good singers from Blue Kite Cinema, he was able to create a unique flash mob during the best man speech. Everyone who attended just thought these people were being rude, but wait until they find out the truth about what is happening.
They sing the original song written just for her on this day called "Centerpiece!" more >>
One only has to look through a few comments on websites, Left or Right, to see that the lesbian lawsuit for breach of warranty and wrongful birth over a mixed race baby has struck a very negative chord. Decent people, Right and Left, feel all wrong about a mother suing the sperm bank because she didn't get the child she ordered.
I certainly agree that it is all wrong. I just want to put the blame squarely where it belongs. Not on the sperm bank for "medical malpractice." Not on the lesbian mother for saying, "I'm not going to let them get away with not being held accountable."
No, I place the blame on the Elites who have imagined, sustained and defended the Sexual Revolutionary ideology. This ideology is indefensible, unsustainable and is causing unimaginable misery. more >>
In what sounded more like a gay activist screed in a high-school publication than a serious editorial in a major newspaper, the Charlotte Observer has officially declared war on people of faith and conservative moral values, mocking those who believe there is the slightest rational reason to resist the radical redefinition of marriage.
Making no attempt to hide its disdain for the conservative, historic position, and gleefully mocking the views of the majority of North Carolinians, the editorial begins with three sentences ending in exclamation points – when is the last time you have seen that in a major editorial? – deriding the idea that there could be any negative consequences to redefining marriage.
In fact, after scorning a circumspect quote from Tony Perkins on Monday's Supreme Court decision not to hear several cases addressing the redefining of marriage, the Observer states, "All that's missing is Bill Murray in the movie 'Ghostbusters' predicting 'a disaster of biblical proportions … human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together … mass hysteria!'" more >>