Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who was in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in defiance of a Supreme Court ruling, filed a motion Friday asking an appeals court to allow her to refuse to issue licenses when she returns to work Monday, until her case is settled.
In the motion filed with the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, the Rowan County clerk's attorneys urged that her entire office be allowed to abstain from issuing marriage licenses pending the court's decision on the case.
Her attorneys argued that U.S. District Judge David Bunning's initial order concerned only the couples who sued her. The judge violated Davis' right to due process during her appeal by including in his initial injunction any couple legally eligible to marry, the attorneys said, according to Reuters. more >>
Comedian Stephen Colbert, the new host of CBS' "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," interviewed Vice President Joe Biden Thursday night and the two men bonded over their faith in God and loss of loved ones. Colbert, despite poking fun at the Church occasionally, has always been open about his belief in God and Christian duty to serve others.
Colbert and Biden discussed various issues — the vice president could potentially run for president, but he's unsure if he's invested in the idea — but then they spoke about the death of his son, Maj. Beau Biden, who died of brain cancer in May. Colbert asked him if his Roman Catholic faith helped him get through the painful loss.
The vice president said he gets "an enormous sense of solace" from his belief in God. more >>
Perhaps one of the most difficult Scriptures dealing with divorce or separation is found in 1 Corinthians 7:10-11, "A wife must not leave her husband. But if she does leave him, let her remain single or else go back to him. And the husband must not leave the wife."
This clearly states that those who are divorced and/or separated, unless "scripturally released," should not remarry, but instead, seek restoration.
I believe that if this Scripture was fully taught and acknowledged, it would create more serious consideration before marriage, and would be a deterrent to divorce; there would be fewer divorces without cause and more reconciliations. Lack of regard for this Scripture has taken us to the other extreme — no fault divorce. more >>
"Duck Dynasty" star Sadie Robertson recently shared dating advice on Instagram by encouraging young girls to pray for their future husbands as a means of manifestation.
The 18-year-old teen idol got teary-eyed upon finding a four-page prayer she wrote nearly two years ago while cleaning her old house on Thursday and she shared it with her 2 million followers.
"... In tears as I am cleaning out my old house I found a 4 page prayer that I wrote on October 7, 2013, for my future husband," Robertson wrote. "I want to encourage every single girl on the planet to write down a prayer for your future husband. Pray for him as if you already know him. He probably needs your prayers!" more >>
Olympic athlete Lolo Jones has said she feels it's best, spiritually, not to remain friends with the men she's dated after they break up. Instead, she spends her time praying to God about her future husband.
"I can't be friends with a guy after we stop talking," Jones tweeted. "Rather spend time praying 4 my future husband than entertaining ones God closed the door to."
Jones, the 33-year-old track and field athlete-turned-bobsledder, has been vocal about her struggles with love for some time and previously opened up about being hurt by failed relationships. more >>
Transgender activist, Caitlyn Jenner, recently shared her views on same-sex marriage during her first ever talk show appearance on the "Ellen DeGeneres" show and her lukewarm stance on the hot button issue surprised the host.
Jenner, formerly known as Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner, told DeGeneres, who is a fellow member of the LGBT community, that she identifies as a Republican Conservative. She said that while she once opposed same-sex marriage, her views have slowly "changed" although she still appeared to be somewhat unsure on the subject.
"I have to admit that I remember 15 years ago, 20 years ago, whenever it was the whole gay marriage issue came up at first, I was not for it," Jenner, 65, said during the season premiere which aired on Tuesday. "I thought, I'm a traditionalist. I'm older than most people in the audience. I like tradition; and it's always been between a man and a woman, and I'm thinking, I don't quite get it." more >>