Tag : gay marriage
LGBT title : California Drops Proposal to Limit Religious Freedom for Faith-Based Schools Amid Backlash from Christian Groups
summary : Amid backlash from Christians and conservative groups, California State Senator Ricardo Lara announced that he will be dropping a provision from a bill that would limit religious exemptions for schools and open faith-based universities to lawsuits from homosexual and transgender students.
date : Aug 11, 2016 10:23 AM EDT
Kim Davis title : In 'Major Victory' For Kim Davis, Kentucky To Remove County Clerk Names from Marriage Licenses
summary : In a move that has hailed as a victory for religious freedom, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed a bill Wednesday that removes the names and titles of county clerks from marriage licenses.
date : Apr 18, 2016 11:58 AM EDT
Barronelle Stutzman title : Supreme Court in Washington to Review Case of 70-Yr-Old Christian Florist Who Refused To Service Gay Wedding
summary : The Supreme Court of Washington has agreed to revisit the case against Barronelle Stutzman, the 70-year-old florist who was penalized for refusing to service a same-sex marriage because of her Christian beliefs. According to reports, Stutzman's legal representatives are questioning the fines imposed on their client due to the findings of the case.
date : Mar 07, 2016 12:48 PM EST
Same Sex Marriage Guys Holding Hands title : Missouri Voters May Decide On Expanded Religious Exemptions For Same-Sex Marriage Ceremonies
summary : Missouri residents could vote in the near future whether to give increased legal protection to representatives of business, church and other religious entities if they decline to provide services for, or participate in, same-sex weddings. Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis, wants to put the question on the ballot this year in the form of a proposed constitutional amendment.
date : Feb 26, 2016 09:09 AM EST
title : Christian Owners Of New York Venue Who Refused Lesbian Wedding Lost Second Court Appeal
summary : Owners of an Albany, N.Y., wedding venue who refused to host a lesbian wedding two years ago were fined $13,000 for violating the state's anti-discrimination law, and now had their second appeal rejected by a state court on Thursday. The owners' law team indicate it's a shame "farmers can't obey their faith in their own backyard."
date : Jan 15, 2016 01:44 PM EST
Kim Davis title : Kim Davis: Congressman Invites Controversial Court Clerk to Obama State of Union, 'Battle for Religious Liberties'
summary : Kentucky court clerk Kim Davis, who was jailed last year for not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, is expected to attend President Barack Obama's final State of the Union Tuesday evening, at the invitation of an unnamed member of Congress. She gained international attention during the controversy, and on Sept. 25, 2015, said she switched from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party.
date : Jan 12, 2016 05:26 PM EST
title : Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Halted by Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore
summary : Despite a U.S. Supreme Court landmark ruling last June that legalized gay marriage, Chief Justice Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court ordered the state's probate judges Wednesday not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, based on legal analysis about ministerial duties still being debated in Alabama. Gay marriage activists and legal experts are attacking the order, arguing same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states. Many Christians are voicing support of Moore's stance, indicating they are relieved he is "upholding God's law."
date : Jan 07, 2016 10:11 AM EST
title : Georgia Lawmakers to Champion ‘Religious Liberty’ Anti-LGBT Bills, Providing Protection For People Of All Faiths
summary : When conservative lawmakers in Indiana and Arkansas last year promoted "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" (RFRA) legislation designed to legalize anti-LGBT discrimination, a similar bill was considered in Georgia. Now that proposed measure is set to return among these Southerners legislators, along with another pro-discrimination bill.
date : Jan 05, 2016 06:05 PM EST
Kim Davis title : Kentucky County Clerk Imprisoned After Refusing Marriage Licenses to Same-Sex Couples: 'God's Moral Law Conflicts With My Job Duties'
summary : A county clerk in Kentucky has been found guilty of contempt and sent to jail after she refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because doing so would have violated her Christian beliefs.
date : Sep 03, 2015 05:00 PM EDT
Charleston Church Shooting Memorial Service title : True Christian Love Can Change the World, Will Prevail over Hatred
summary : Christians in the United States have observed both the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of same-sex marriage and the shooting tragedy at a historically black church in the South Carolina city of Charleston. Despite those setbacks, it is worth remembering that true Christian love can change the world and will eventually prevail over all forms of hatred directed at it.
date : Jul 16, 2015 07:57 PM EDT
Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Ruling title : Pastor David Ruzicka: Christians Should Seriously Reconsider Waving LGBT Rainbow Flag
summary : The rainbow flag is a symbol that has been adopted by the LGBT community in the United States and around the world. Using scripture to reinforce his points, a pastor in Texas has urged Christians who have taken to flying the rainbow flag in support of same-sex marriage to reconsider their stance.
date : Jul 12, 2015 03:21 AM EDT
Chief Justice Roy Moore title : Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore: 'I Hope We Don’t Have a War' over Supreme Court Decision Favoring Same-Sex Marriage
summary : Controversial Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has warned that the Supreme Court’s decision in favor of same-sex marriage could lead to a new “war” in the United States. He made those fiery comments in an interview that was posted online on Monday.
date : Jul 10, 2015 10:34 AM EDT
Gay Marriage title : Christian Colleges and Businesses Wonder How Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Will Affect Policies
summary : Many Christian colleges and businesses across the United States adhere to the Bible-based belief that traditional marriage is between one man and one woman. However, the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of same-sex marriage could impact such policies based on those beliefs.
date : Jul 09, 2015 05:21 PM EDT
Same-Sex Marriage title : Martin Saunders Provides 5 Sensible Approaches for Christians To Oppose Same-Sex Marriage
summary : Despite the fact that the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of same sex marriage in all 50 states, there are Americans who still oppose the concept from either a legal or religious perspective. However, there are sensible approaches in publicly expressing opposition to same-sex marriage without looking foolish or misguided.
date : Jul 03, 2015 11:23 AM EDT
Sweet Cakes by Melissa title : Oregon Orders Christian Bakers to Pay $135,000 for Refusing to Bake Gay Wedding Cake For Lesbian Couple
summary : The state of Oregon has decided that the Christian owners of a bakery would be forced to pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple after refusing to bake a cake for their wedding more than two years ago. The case has placed a spotlight on balancing religious and personal freedom along with the government’s role in preventing discrimination.
date : Jul 03, 2015 10:05 AM EDT
Joel Osteen title : Joel Osteen Reveals Why He Won't Address Hot-Button Issues from Pulpit: 'It Can Turn People Off'
summary : Joel Osteen, popular author and pastor of Lakewood Church, has opened up about why he avoids discussing controversial social and political issues from the pulpit, explaining that such messages can "turn people off."
date : Jul 02, 2015 02:33 PM EDT
Mark Zuckerberg title : Millions of Facebook Users Who Changed Their Profile Pictures to Rainbow Did Not Know They Were Part Of Behavioral Experiment
summary : An estimated three million Facebook users changed their profile pictures to a red equals sign or rainbow - the logo used by the Human Rights Campaign-in celebration of the controversial decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to allow gay marriages across the country on Friday.
date : Jul 01, 2015 05:49 PM EDT
Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Ruling title : Christian Activist Meeke Addison on Same-Sex Marriage: ‘Sexual Preference’ Not Equal to Skin Color
summary : Christian activist Meeke Addison holds a strong view against the practice of same-sex marriage, which the Supreme Court legalized last week in a 5-4 vote. She works as a radio host in Mississippi.
date : Jul 01, 2015 09:49 AM EDT
Greg Laurie title : Pastor Greg Laurie ‘Disappointed’ by Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Ruling: ‘We Need A Spiritual Solution’
summary : California megachurch pastor Greg Laurie used his sermon on Sunday to help Christians across the United States deal with the aftermath of the Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage. He gave out six different points on how to tackle the controversial issue.
date : Jul 01, 2015 08:49 AM EDT
Dr. Russell Moore title : Evangelical Theologian Russell Moore: ‘Church Should Not Panic’ Over Legal Status of Same-Sex Marriage
summary : Evangelical theologian Russell Moore, the president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, argued that although same-sex marriage is now the law of the land, churches “should not panic” or cave in to that decision.
date : Jun 30, 2015 06:09 AM EDT
Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Ruling title : Texas Attorney General: State Officials Can Cite ‘Religious Objections’ for Denying Same-Sex Marriage Licenses
summary : A Texas attorney general has declared that state workers can refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples if they cited ‘religious objections’ in not completing the task. He made those comments shortly after the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage on Friday.
date : Jun 29, 2015 04:35 PM EDT
Holy Bible title : Top Bible Verses About Homosexuality Used In Same-Sex Marriage Debate
summary : The Gospel Herald has compiled a list of Scripture verses which directly address the practice of homosexuality, the Biblical definition of marriage, and why God's word--not the Supreme Court--is the ultimate authority.
date : Jun 29, 2015 11:03 AM EDT
Liberty Ridge Farm in New York title : Christian Family on Fine Imposed for Refusing to Host Same-Sex Marriage: Court Ruled Property as ‘Public Accommodation’
summary : A Christian family that runs a farm in New York turned down a request to host a same-sex wedding ceremony on their property, which led to them being fined. They argued that an “orchestrated set-up” was used by the same-sex couple who successfully sued them.
date : Jun 29, 2015 10:52 AM EDT
Gay and Same Sex Marriage Ruling in United States title : Evangelist Franklin Graham Stands by Beliefs on Homosexuality, Warns of Christian Persecution: ‘God Could Bring Judgment upon America’
summary : Prominent evangelist Franklin Graham has warned Americans that thanks to the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of same-sex marriage, it would only be a matter of time before Christians are singled out for persecution in the United States. He also believed that God would judge the country harshly for that endorsement.
date : Jun 29, 2015 10:33 AM EDT
Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Ruling title : Christians, GOP React to Supreme Court's Ruling in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage: ‘No Court Can Overturn Natural Law’
summary : The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of same-sex marriage on Friday, declaring the practice constitutional and extending that right to all 50 states. Both prominent Christians and some within the Republican Party continue to express their opposition despite same-sex marriage being the law of the land.
date : Jun 27, 2015 07:56 PM EDT
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