Kirk Franklin recently honored his wife, Tammy, on their 19th anniversary and shared some insights about how their marriage has stayed intact over the years.
Franklin, 44, is a staple in the gospel music industry with his own Sirius XM radio station, Kirk Franklin's Praise, television hosting gigs on The Game Show Network's "The American Bible Challenge" and BET's "Sunday Best." But more than just a well-known Christian entertainer, Franklin is a husband who recently blogged about how his wife and God changed his life.
Franklin took to Twitter to share a blog post on Patheos.com, where he spoke about his marriage. After meeting Tammy at a swim party when he was 18, Franklin asked his wife to marry him. more >>
A spokesman for a conservative Christian organization that lobbies for traditional marriage has come out in support of a bakery that refused to make a cake for a customer who requested that it include the phrase: "God hates Gays."
Azucar Bakery of Denver is currently under investigation by the Civil Rights division of the Department of Regulatory Agencies for possibly discriminating against a customer last March.
It's Roe v. Wade all over again, as the Supreme Court is poised to invent a new right to same-sex marriage found nowhere in the four corners of the Constitution. Fortunately, the Founders gave us checks and balances against this overreaching in power.
The Framers understood the tendency of a branch of government to expand, and they empowered both Congress and the States with the legislative tools necessary to avert the encroachment. A branch of government will transgress its boundaries until the other branches exercise their authority to restrain the breach.
When the Supreme Court ruled that the State of Georgia should give land back to an Indian tribe, President Andrew Jackson reportedly responded by saying, Chief Justice "John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it." Both Georgia and Jackson then ignored and declined to enforce that act of judicial supremacy. more >>
The decline of marriage is not simply a problem of same-sex marriage, it is also caused by Christians who abandoned the importance of lifetime commitment in marriage, Mike Huckabee wrote in his new book, God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy. He spoke more about that and answered some criticisms he has received over a passage about Beyoncé in a Monday interview with The Christian Post.
Huckabee is the former governor of Arkansas and recently ended his show on Fox News to explore a 2016 presidential run. He wrote the book for those who live in New York, Washington, D.C. and Hollywood, he explained, to help them understand those who live outside those areas, in what he called, "fly-over country," "Bubbaville" or the land of "God, guns, grits and gravy." He also hopes that those who do live in fly-over country and share his views will read it and "feel a sense of affirmation."
In a chapter on same-sex marriage, Huckabee wrote that same-sex marriage is not the primary cause of the decline of marriage; Christians who went along with the divorce culture also deserve part of the blame. more >>
WASHINGTON — Family Research Council President Tony Perkins called on Congress to protect the religious freedom of those affected by the "darkness of unrestricted sexual license ... gone mad."
While America previously faced the threats of Nazism and Communism, today's threats emanate from the Sexual Revolution, Perkins said Monday in his "State of the Family" address.
"The threats America face are not potential — they are clear, present and dangerous," he said. "And ironically they come most sharply today not from the radical economic doctrines of Karl Marx, nor from the lights of what Winston Churchill called 'perverted science,' but from the darkness of unrestricted sexual license — a new Cultural Revolution — gone mad." more >>
The Roman Catholic bishop of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape in Missouri has shared his "deep concern" over a church-affiliated hospital's decision to extend benefits to married gay couples. Bishop James V. Johnston also says that those who defend the traditional teaching of marriage are not "hateful bigots."
"I was not consulted or informed by Mercy Hospital Springfield of its decision to provide same-sex couples marriage benefits. I am deeply concerned. By this decision, Mercy Hospital Springfield calls into question its identity as a Catholic Christian institution," Johnston wrote in a statement to News-Leader.
In the same statement, he says that pastors and leaders who defend marriage as an institution between one man and one woman are sometimes called "hateful bigots" for their position by people who claim to support tolerance. more >>