The Baker, The Public and Religious Freedom

March 24, 2014
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These days, Twitter is all atwitter with folks claiming that we need new laws to protect religious freedom. It seems that bakers who have gone into the business of making cakes in exchange for money are worried that somebody might ask them to bake a cake in exchange for money … and somehow this would […]

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Michigan’s Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Struck Down

March 22, 2014
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In 2004, 2.7 million Michigan voters amended their constitution to include an explicit ban on same-sex marriage. It read: To secure and preserve the benefits of marriage for our society and for future generations of children, the union of one man and one woman in marriage shall be the only agreement recognized as a marriage or similar […]

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Stand To Reason Misses The Mark Defending Slippery Slope

March 18, 2014
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Today, a video from Alan via Stand To Reason (STR), which they describe as: Alan answers the challenge that opponents of same-sex marriage are committing the slippery slope fallacy when they argue that same-sex marriage will lead to other forms of “marriage.” The problem is that, as Alan spells this out, he misses how application […]

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Peter LaBarbera’s Bogus List of “Victims” of the Homosexual Agenda

March 7, 2014
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Imagine a playground bully, compelled to return the stolen lunch money in his pocket, complaining that he’s a victim and that his money is being taken from him. This is the image that comes to mind while reading Peter LaBarbera’s list of so-called victims of the homosexual agenda. Because, just like the playground bully, many of […]

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About Bizzle’s “Same Love (A Response)”

February 7, 2014
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Sales of the equality anthem “Same Love” spiked after Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ performance on the 2014 Grammys. But one rapper in particular, a born again Christian rapper who calls himself Bizzle, isn’t celebrating that success. Instead, he opted to release his own version of the song. He calls it “Same Love (A Response)” and […]

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Rick Santorum FINALLY Makes (some) Sense !

November 26, 2013
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Today, a quick shout out to Rick Santorum, who recently made a couple of statements about marriage that were a little out of character for him. Out of character, in that they displayed a fragment of wisdom.  Rick said: RS: “Marriage has devolved into just a romantic relationship between two people …  so it’s not surprising […]

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World’s Largest ‘Ex-Gay’ Ministry Shuts Down, Issues Incredible Apology

June 23, 2013
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Acknowledging that his so-called ex-gay organization has been “imprisoned in a worldview that’s neither honoring toward our fellow human beings, nor biblical”, Alan Chambers has announced that Exodus International is shutting down. He’s also apologized to those whom his organization hurt over the years. Chambers: “From a Judeo-Christian perspective, gay, straight or otherwise, we’re all […]

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Study: Same-sex marriage has no effect on opposite-sex marriage rates

June 13, 2013
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Study: Same-sex marriage has no effect on opposite-sex marriage rates (via Raw Story ) Supporters of same-sex marriage have long argued that their foes were irrational because allowing gay and lesbian couples to wed had no impact on straight couples. Thanks to research published June 11 in the Public Library of Science, supporters of same-sex […]

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The Playful Walrus: [Same-sex marriage] is an extremely new idea in human history.

June 1, 2013
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Today I wanted to take a quick look at another common complaint of the marriage *defender*, looking at a recent post by The Playful Walrus. He writes: How did marriage neutering advocates arrive at their definition [of marriage]? Not from an enduring cultural practice. Not from civil rights leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., […]

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For Those Who Insist Marriage Can Only Be Bride + Groom

May 29, 2013
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I had a quick thought for folks who insist that marriage requires a bride and a groom. The Playful Walrus is one such fellow. He has written: “SCOTUS did not find that brideless or groomless union is a marriage.” and “A brideless or groomless pairing is simply not marriage. It is something else – something […]

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