same sex marriage

What Hallmark’s Decision to Reinstate Same-Sex Marriage Ads Says About Our Dying Culture

“He who walks in his uprightness [in conduct and character] fears the Lord,” Solomon advised, “but he who is perverse in his ways [departing from fixed boundaries of moral order consistent with God’s character] despises Him” (Prov. 14:2, NKJV). On folly [witlessness, irrationality] Solomon observed: “A foolish woman is clamorous [Heb. turbulent; noisily demanding, vociferous, …

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Methodist Church Conference commends proposals to allow same-sex marriages

The Methodist Church in Britain has moved a step closer to allowing same-sex marriages in its chapels. The Church’s annual Conference, meeting in Birmingham this week, has commended the report “God in Love Unites Us” for consideration by regional synods. The report departs considerably from the Church’s current position on marriage in proposing that Methodist …

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Minneapolis Church and Pastor Expelled From Denomination for Allowing Same-Sex Marriage

CBN – Last week, the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) voted to defrock a Minneapolis, Minn., pastor and expell his church from the denomination for their stance on gay marriage. The Star Tribune reports the church’s vote ended a five-year conflict with Rev. Dan Collison and his First Covenant Church over allowing same-sex marriage. First Covenant, an historic church …

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Washington State Supreme Court Rules against Florist Who Refused to Provide Flowers for Same-Sex Wedding

The Washington Supreme Court has ruled against a Christian florist after she refused to provide floral arrangements for a same-sex wedding. Barronelle Stutzman, a 74-year-old grandma, now faces the penalty of having to pay sky-rocketing legal fees as a result of violating the state’s non-discrimination laws. Her legal team have said that this enormous financial …

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Evangelical Alabamans: Don’t Vote for Moore, Even if His Christian Presuppositions are Correct

Source: https://www.christianheadlines.com/columnists/guest-commentary/evangelical-alabamans-don-t-vote-for-moore-even-if-his-christian-presuppositions-are-correct.html My great-uncle was Cornelius van Til. Uncle “Kees” (pronounced “Case”) was the Dutch-born Reformed Christian who originated presuppositional apologetics — the idea that what matters is whether your starting point is Christian belief. He taught it to evangelical thinker Francis Schaeffer when Schaeffer was his student at Westminster Seminary. As RNS reporter Yonat Shimron …

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Supreme Court Appears Sympathetic To Christian Baker In LGBT Rights Dispute

Several justices expressed concerns about the integrity of civil rights and public accommodations laws, and the Court generally struggled with the proposition that Phillips has a speech interest in his custom cakes. But Justice Anthony Kennedy and the conservative justices expressed concern about government hostility to religious believers, signaling a potential victory for the baker. …

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California Travel Ban an Attack on Christians?

*please note that JNN loves everyone, but does NOT stand for those who talk about “loving people” one minute and attacking people simply on the basis of differences of opinions the next minute* California’s just banned state-funded travel to four states that don’t meet the Democratic attorney general’s standards for providing LGBT protections. That’s offensive. …

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Farmer Banned From City Farmer’s Market For Not Hosting Gay Wedding

A farmers market and Facebook posts have opened a new front in courtroom battles over religious freedom. It started when Steve Tennes, who owns a 120-acre farm in Charlotte, Michigan, expressed his traditional view about marriage on the farm’s Facebook page. This drew a warning from an official more than 20 miles away in East …

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Canadian Clergy to Franklin Graham: Your Political Comments Compromise the Mission of Jesus

The Billy Graham Evangelical Association’s (BGEA) Festival of Hope is scheduled to start tonight, March 3, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. On the docket is a gospel message to be given by Franklin Graham. Last week, clergy representing 60 percent of the 1 million Christians in the progressive city asked Graham not to come to his …

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Oregon Judge Refuses to Perform Same-Sex Marriages

Marion County Judge Vance Day is being investigated by a judicial fitness commission in part over his refusal to perform same-sex marriages on religious grounds, a spokesman for the judge said. When a federal court ruling in May 2014 made same-sex marriage legal in Oregon, Day instructed his staff to refer same-sex couples looking to …

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When does your religion legally excuse you from doing part of your job?

Can your religion legally excuse you from doing part of your job? This is one of the questions in the Kentucky County Clerk marriage certificate case. But it also arises in lots of other cases — for instance, the Muslim flight attendant who doesn’t want to serve alcohol and who filed a complaint on Tuesday …

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Here’s What’s Next For Kim Davis Now That She’s Been Thrown In Jail For Contempt

A federal judge on Thursday ordered the indefinite detention of a renegade Kentucky clerk for contempt of court after she refused to follow an order he gave last month to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Rowan County clerk Kim Davis has resisted multiple orders to begin issuing the marriage licenses, saying it would violate …

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