Same-sex marriage is legal in 37 states now (and about 10 other states have become bi-curious), but apparently not in Alabama. After two federal court decisions gave gays sashay room to walk down the aisle, elected Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore did his best George Wallace "Jim Crow standing in the schoolhouse door" imitation. He instructed Alabama probate judges to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses. Chief Justice Moore looks like the mayor in "Dirty Dancing." He has one of those awful, old Southern men, helmet hair haircuts that make a clear statement: "No gay guy has ever touched my hair." It is an image Alabama and the South do not need.
Yet, this is just Alabama is flexing its states' rights muscle trying to delay the inevitable. Gay marriage in Alabama will eventually be like gay marriage in almost any other state, except that somehow a hounds-tooth hat will be incorporated into the ceremony.
It is the position of Chief Justice Moore that homosexuals can marry as long as they don't try to marry each other. Liza Minnelli can't marry them all. He seems like the type of guy who would continue to try to set up Jim Nabors on dates well after "Gomer Pyle" ended. more >>
In my career as a TV producer for D. James Kennedy Ministries, I've had the privilege of interviewing all sorts of movers and shakers within modern Christendom. I've seen them on camera and off camera. One leading example of such is the Hon. Roy S. Moore, Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. From 1995 to 2003, I traveled to that state about ten times with a TV crew for Roy Moore-related cases. Now he's in trouble again---for sticking to his guns. I'll get to that in a moment.
When I first met Roy Moore in 1995 and interviewed him for television, he was a lowly circuit judge in a decrepit building in Gadsden, Alabama---kind of close to Birmingham.
The ACLU was suing him because he supposedly assaulted the First Amendment by having a plaque of the Ten Commandments hanging in his courtroom wall. It was surrounded by the Declaration of Independence and, as I recall, pictures of Washington and Lincoln. more >>
The British Parliament has voted 292 to 201 against an amendment that would have explicitly banned abortions based on the gender of the unborn child. U.K. pro-life group LIFE has said that it's "dismayed" at the results, and argued that the Parliament has failed to protect unborn girls, who are most often the victims of gender-selective abortions.
When asked by The Christian Post for comment on Tuesday, LIFE shared the following statement by spokeswoman Michaela Aston:
"Parliament yesterday failed in its duty to ensure women are not discriminated against at all stages of their lives. Instead, it caved in to the intense lobbying efforts of the abortion industry and its advocates, against the outlawing of sex selection abortion." more >>
A controversial conservative activist who's known for advocating against homosexuality in East Africa has warned that the United States Supreme Court could bring forth God's judgment by legalizing gay marriage.
Scott Lively, former Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate and head of Scott Lively Ministries, expressed concern about the Supreme Court's decision later this year in a column on his website.
You know the saying "there's no such thing as a stupid question"? That's not entirely accurate, as it seems the press of late ask them all of the time.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was asked about whether or not he thought President Obama was a Christian.
"It hit a nerve," Rudy Giuliani observed about his widely reported insight that President Obama does not love America. Amid the uproar from the liberal media that anyone would dare question a liberal's patriotism, the former mayor of New York City is not backing away from his candid comment, telling The New York Times that "I said exactly what I wanted to say. I conveyed exactly the message that I wanted to convey."
Giuliani's on-target comments hit the same nerve that has produced an uproar over the new Advanced Placement U.S. History Framework, which is teaching 500,000 of our brightest college-bound high school seniors to be ashamed instead of proud of our country. A half-dozen states have introduced legislation demanding changes in the APUSH Framework, which minimizes the American Revolution, the Founding Fathers and the exceptional greatness of our country, in order to give disproportionate emphasis to the grievances of minorities.
The former mayor observed that Obama criticizes our country "much more often than other American presidents," both Republican and Democrat. He added that Obama "was educated by people who were critics of the U.S. And he has not been able to overcome those influences." more >>