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-The Best and The Worst of Times

Monday, June 18th, 2018

The last 3 or 4 weeks have been the worst and the best of times including a family emergency and death, along with a blessed vacation with our granddaughter. Meanwhile a lot has happened since I last posted at the end of May. The Best: The Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favor of the Colorado […]

-Supreme Court: Mississippi Law Protecting Dissenters of Gay Marriage Stands

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

The US Supreme Court has allowed a Mississippi law protecting bakers and other dissenters of same-sex marriage to stand.  Here’s the story from the Christian Post: The United States Supreme Court declined to hear appeals on two lawsuits aimed at striking down a Mississippi law that allows businesses to refuse to service same-sex weddings. In […]

-Episcopal Church Supports Same-Sex Marriage

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

The Episcopal Church is holding a conference this week in Salt Lake City. They became the 2nd major American denomination to respond to the Supreme Court decision on marriage from that city. However, the responses were entirely different. The Mormon Church (LDS) authorities rejected the SCOTUS redefinition of marriage while the Episcopal Convention voted to […]

-Are Conservative Christians Now Cultural Exiles?

Monday, June 29th, 2015

I have literally read hundreds of different responses to the Supreme Court decision on marriage. One major theme coming across from both sides of the spectrum is that the tide has shifted in America against conservative Christians. Many saying that the future is now bleak for those who still believe in the teaching and authority […]

-Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage: Implications for Religious Liberty

Friday, June 26th, 2015

In a monumental decision by the slimmest of margins same-sex marriage is now the law of the land. The justices of Supreme Court of the United States ruled in a 5-4 decision that the 14th Amendment applies in this case and homosexual marriage can no longer be banned in any state of the union. Justice […]

-Supreme Court Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage: Religious Liberty- “It is Going to Be an Issue”

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

The US Solicitor General Donald Verrili admitted that religious liberty was “going to be an issue” in response to questioning by justices of the Supreme Court. This observation followed the arguments he gave on behalf of the Obama administration favoring same-sex marriage. The answers given by the Solicitor General are particularly troubling because of the […]

-SCOTUS: Should Two Justices Recuse Themselves From the Same-Sex Marriage Case?

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Two Supreme Court Justices have gone out of their way to demonstrate their opinions on same-sex marriage by actually officiating at gay weddings. Should they recuse themselves from the upcoming same-sex marriage case? Here’s an article about this situation from the Christian Post: …In April, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in an appeal from […]

-US Supreme Court Declines to Block Same-Sex Marriage in Alabama

Monday, February 9th, 2015

The US Supreme Court declined to block a lower court ruling that would allow same-sex marriage in Alabama. So Alabama becomes the 37th state to recognize homosexual marriage over the objections of state officials and the vote of the people. Over the weekend, the chief Justice of the Alabama state Supreme Court sought an injunction […]

-SCOTUS to Rule on Same-Sex Marriage

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

The Supreme Court has finally agreed to rule on same-sex marriage and resolve the mixed rulings on it in the lower courts. For a long time the current justices were in favor of the issue being resolved in the individual states but since Circuit Courts have substantially taken over the issue and have ruled on […]

-6th Circuit: The People Have a Right to Decide the Marriage Question

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday in favor of four states which define marriage as between one man and one woman. The majority in this case believe that the people should have a right to decide this important social question rather than a bunch of lawyers and judges. Here’s the story from the […]