Kentucky's outgoing Democratic governor, Steve Beshear, told a court that while the marriage licenses altered by Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis due to her religious beliefs do not meet the state's legal requirements, they should still be considered valid.
The new licenses from the Christian clerk's office do not comply with state law because they do not contain her name, signature or the name of the county, and are instead issued by a notary public pursuant to a federal court order, Gov. Beshear agreed in a court filing, but added that he will recognize those licenses as "legally effective," according to The Associated Press.
U.S. District Judge David Bunning, who had ordered Davis to resume issuing marriage licenses after her refusal to do so for two months, asked Beshear last month whether the altered licenses are valid under state law. more >>
Amidst widespread cultural shifts on sexual norms that have impacted Christian churches and leaders, the Evangelical Theological Society has adopted four resolutions affirming biblical teaching on human sexuality.
The gathering, which works to advance Evangelical thought within Christian and religious scholarship, held its annual meeting this week in Atlanta, Georgia. The theme of the 67th annual meeting of the society was "Marriage and Family."
The resolutions were authored by Family Research Council's Senior Vice President Rob Schwarzwalder and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's associate professor of theology Owen Strachan, who chairs the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. more >>
Khloe Kardashian slammed Lamar Odom on her Twitter rant against critics who said she was not honoring her wedding vows to her estranged husband.
The 31-year-old reality star recently drew flak from critics for her current relationship with NBA player James Harden while still married to Lamar Odom. On Wednesday evening, Khloe Kardashian reacted to a Twitter user who called her out by saying it was Odom who first broke the vows, according to Us Weekly.
The Twitter user told Kardashian that she has to choose only one between Harden and Odom. Another user chimed in and mentioned the "for better or worse" line from a wedding vow, the report relays. more >>
Police officials in Yamunanagar, India, have revealed that a migrant from Bihar "mortgaged" his wife off to a friend in exchange for 30,000 rupees and later killed the lender for refusing to let his wife go after the money had been paid back.
The Times of India reports that upon trying to solve the mystery behind the death of 35-year-old quiltmaker Mohammad Golam, officers in Yamunanagar discovered that Golam had loaned a friend named Sabir Ali 30,000 Indian Rupees, the equivalent of $453, this past January.
The officers realized that this was no ordinary loan when it came to light Monday that Ali had offered his wife, Salma, to Golam as collateral for the loan. more >>
Catholic Bishops are standing with those who conscientiously object to gay marriage and maintain their opposition to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling legalizing gay marriage nationwide.
These pro-traditional marriage views were expressed during the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' fall General Assembly meeting, the first meeting for the bishops since the 5-4 Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges.
Bishop Richard J. Malone of the USCCB Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life, and Youth explained Monday afternoon at the gathering in Baltimore what the Church intends to do in the wake of the landmark decision. more >>
Now that same-sex marriage is being treated as the law of the land, Christians find themselves in precarious friendship scenarios — and I'm not just talking about deciding whether or not to attend a gay friend's wedding reception. The challenges are costly.
One of the many problems with mass legalized same-sex marriage is that Christians are struggling to love our gay neighbors and simultaneously uphold God's Word when it comes to sacrament of marriage. The end result doesn't play out well. Many Christians are faced with a choice between pleasing our gay friends or honoring Christ.
These two things are not mutually exclusive, and yet, it has been hard for some, especially Christians in the small business world, to maintain both friendships and convictions. more >>