Ohio State's attorneys are prepared to seek a stay order from a federal judge who is scheduled Monday to strike down as unconstitutional the state's voter-approved ban on recognizing the marriages of same-sex couples from other states.
U.S. District Judge Timothy Black announced April 4 his intention to "issue a written decision and order by April 14, striking down as unconstitutional under all circumstances Ohio's bans on recognizing legal same-sex marriages from other states."
The plaintiffs in the case are four same-sex couples who got married in other states and are seeking to be recognized as parents on their children's birth certificates. more >>
The Internet has been abuzz with intriguing headlines announcing that scholars have determined that the so-called "Gospel of Jesus' Wife" papyrus is "authentic" and that there is "no forgery evidence" in the manuscript.
What exactly does this mean? And should Christians be concerned that a new discovery might contradict the biblical account and undermine their faith?
Actually, the report from scholars working with the Harvard Divinity School found that the manuscript is much younger than previously thought – in other words, it is even further removed from the time of the New Testament than scholars originally believed – meaning that, at most, it is a very late myth without a stitch of historical support. more >>
Erica Campbell may have the number one gospel album in the country, but she is also adding Church Leader to her resume with The California Worship Center.
Erica and her husband Warryn Campbell III have decided to become church leaders after hosting Bible studies in hotel rooms.
Warryn, the My Block Records CEO, who has produced music for his wife and her sister Tina in their group Mary Mary for years, has inspired a direction for the church. more >>
Jessa Duggar and boyfriend Ben Seewald may be in the middle of courtship, but they are already talking about their desire for a large family. First, though, they are eagerly awaiting their first kiss, which they will save for their wedding.
"Things are going great," Jessa told People. "We are looking forward to what the future holds. We both want to have a big family. We are talking about our goals and the future with family. We have both talked about adoption and want to adopt, too."
Jessa and Ben are taking things slow and getting to know one another intimately before getting engaged and considering having a family. It's the way the Duggar family has always worked, and it has worked well for oldest brother Josh, who married his wife Anna and now has two children. Older sister Jill recently announced her engagement to Derick Dillard, and both older siblings have been active participants in Jessa's courtship with Ben. more >>
The National Organization for Marriage, a nonprofit group that advocates for traditional marriage, is expecting tens of thousands of people from across the United States to join their June "March for Marriage" in Washington to "show the world that the marriage debate isn't over."
Christopher Plante, spokesman for NOM, told The Christian Post that the June 19 march is being held in part "to show the world, the media, members of Congress and the Supreme Court that the marriage debate is not over."
"There is a huge groundswell of popular support, popular belief in traditional marriage. And despite what the polls may say, the reality is the majority of Americans believe marriage is between one man and one woman," said Plante. more >>
For former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich, supporting marriage must feel like an awfully lonely position. But according to a new Rasmussen Poll, it's anything but. In what should be an eye-opening survey that the media will go out of its way to ignore, the survey house announced a flat-out tie between Americans who back same-sex "marriage" and those who don't. Holding almost completely steady from its 2013 numbers, 43 percent of people, when asked "do you favor or oppose gay marriage," said they supported, compared to another 43 percent who opposed. The debate, which the media pronounced dead and buried, has never been more alive!
Meanwhile, sportscasters are being fired from their jobs and brilliant CEOs are chased out of their offices because of their so-called "extreme" views on marriage. Turns out, the only extremists are the ones prematurely ending the conversation! Despite everything the Obama administration, the courts, and the liberal media have thrown at Americans on marriage, the country is a long way from walking away from natural marriage.
And here's the irony: the Left's campaign of intimidation and totalitarianism isn't exactly persuading the other half to join them. If anything, the public shaming of people like Craig James, Brendan Eich, Dr. Angela McCaskill, and others may be having the opposite effect. Even reliable liberals are outraged and disgusted by the "gay McCarthyism" sweeping the nation. Obviously, the media is desperately trying to make conservatives feel that same-sex "marriage" is inevitable, and that everyone but you thinks it's okay. Trust me, you're far from alone in your support for natural marriage. more >>