With the Supreme Court decision over the homosexual marriage issue expected next month, it could potentially be a landmark decision. The Justices have said their decision will rest on these questions:
Is marriage based on biology or feelings? Who should decide whether to redefine an institution that stretches back for “millennia”? If justices begin tampering with the historically exclusive definition of marriage as the lifelong union of a man and a woman, what would prevent future courts from imposing polygamy, incest or pedophilia-based marriage on the nation?
Justice Scalia noted that if the Court rules that homosexual marriage is a constitutional right, then pastors, rabbis, priests and imams will be forced to perform such ceremonies or face state penalties.
Lifesite – Justice Scalia repeatedly suggested that once a constitutional right to marry by same-sex couples was enshrined by the court, a member of the clergy could not be given civil marriage powers by the state unless he agreed to perform […] → Keep reading
The rioting in Baltimore has been dominating the news this week and it has been a disgusting display of liberalism in action. The thugs claim victim status as justification for rioting, arson and theft while the police stand idly by, handcuffed by a wimp of a Mayor who wanted to give the “protesters” some “space to destroy” the city, while later claiming that she never said that. It is a stark contrast to the rioting in Baltimore in 1861 at the beginning of the Civil War. Fort Sumter, South Carolina is famous for being the location of the first shots fired in the war and the First Battle of Bull Run is famous for being the first major land battle of the armies in Virginia. But did you know that Baltimore is the location of the first documented casualty of the Civil War and that it happened during rioting in the streets? The Pratt Street Riot on April 19, 1861 […] → Keep reading
Last Friday the owners of the Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery in Oregon learned the price of freedom of religion – $135,000. That’s the amount that Aaron and Melissa Klein have been ordered to pay to the two lesbians who requested the Kleins make a cake for their lesbian wedding. The Kleins declined on the grounds that doing so would be a violation of their religious beliefs. The lesbians complained to the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries that the cake refusal was “mental rape” and that the Kleins had hurt their feelings.
Christian News – According to the Daily Signal, the two women, who have been identified as Rachel Cryer and Laurel Bowman, submitted individual lists of just under 100 aspects of suffering in order to receive the damages. They included “mental rape,” “distrust of men,” “distrust of former friends,” “discomfort,” “high blood pressure,” “impaired digestion,” “loss of appetite,” “migraine headaches,” “loss of pride,” “resumption of smoking habit,” “shock” […] → Keep reading
If you live in Oklahoma, congratulations, you have made it to Tax Freedom Day! From January 1st until today, every penny you have made goes toward your federal, state and local taxes. This year’s Tax Freedom Day in Oklahoma comes three days later than last year. Americans will pay approximately $3.3 trillion to the federal government this year and an additional $1.5 trillion to state and local governments. I’m sure every penny of our tax dollars will be spent wisely and not wasted.
If you do not live in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, California, Massachusetts or Maryland, be glad. Tax Freedom Day in those states doesn’t come until May. The state to have the earliest Tax Freedom Day is Louisiana on April 2nd, but they’re also three days later than last year.
The Tax Foundation in Washington, D.C. has more analysis on their website and some interesting historical facts about Tax Freedom Day.
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Late last week the press threw a gotcha question about abortion at Senator Rand Paul and he responded by challenging them to get an answer from Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
“Here’s the deal—we always seen to have the debate waaaaay over here on what are the exact details of exemptions, or when it starts,” said Paul, waving his hands to the left. “Why don’t we ask the DNC: Is it okay to kill a seven-pound baby in the uterus? You go back and you ask Debbie Wasserman Schultz if she’s OK with killing a seven-pound baby that is not born yet. Ask her when life begins, and you ask Debbie when it’s okay to protect life. When you get an answer from Debbie, get back to me.”
She responded and made it clear that she wants no restrictions on abortion.
Lifenews – “Here’s an answer,” said Schultz. “I support letting women and their doctors make […] → Keep reading
The Times of Israel is reporting that Israeli Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz has distributed a document listing ten questions that were said to highlight “the extent of the irresponsible concessions given to Iran” and to make it clear just how ineffective this deal will be. After reading the questions I have to wonder just what exactly was it that the U.S. negotiating team led by Secretary of State John Kerry got the Iranians to give up. It appears the Iranians area getting everything they could possible want.
1. Why are sanctions that took years to put in place being removed immediately (as the Iranians claim)? This would take away the international community’s primary leverage at the outset of the agreement and make Iranian compliance less likely.
2. Given Iran’s track record of concealing illicit nuclear activities, why does the framework not explicitly require Iran to accept inspections of all installations where suspected nuclear weapons development has been conducted? […] → Keep reading
Christian life in America is changing and not for the better. No, I will not say Christians are being persecuted in our country. Not yet, anyway. After reading of the treatment Christians are receiving in the Middle East from ISIS and other Muslim murderers, anyone claiming that Christians in America are being persecuted doesn’t understand what true persecution is. Christians in America are not being persecuted, but they are most definitely being subjected to discrimination, harassment and prosecution, with almost all of it coming because of the Christian view that homosexuality is an abominable sin.
The Christian opposition to homosexual marriage has resulted in a cultural civil war with the media, the homosexuals and the rest of the liberals on one side and the Christians on the other side. With a few exceptions, the Republican apparatus has been weak in their support of religious liberty. Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson sent a religious freedom bill back to the legislature to be […] → Keep reading
The huge brouhaha in Indiana over the last few days has all been a manufactured event designed to paint people with religious beliefs as extremists who want to segregate homosexuals from the general public. The left and the media have both taken a page directly from the Alinsky playbook and have launched attack after attack on Indiana, their legislature and governor and anyone who supports religious freedom legislation. In short, the legislation protects a citizen or business owner’s right to decide with whom to do business and to choose not to if doing so would violate their religious beliefs.
Naturally, the media and the left have pounced upon this legislation as being the next best thing to rounding up homosexuals and putting them in a ghetto, but the truth of it is that the legislation mentions homosexuals exactly zero times. The NCAA, Angie’s List, Salesforce.com and other entities have all announced either displeasure with the new law or that they […] → Keep reading
Disposable humans. No, I don’t mean the toothless meth head hicks who live next to your uncle out in the country, the gang-bangers whose future is continually bouncing back and forth between prison and procreating with different women, or even the homeless boozer whose sole contribution to society will be dying and having his body sold to a medical school for dissection by doctors-in-training. All those people would seem to have more value than the disposable humans that scientists are currently experimenting with in order to perfect the growing of human organs in rats. Organs that will be used to save people who need organ transplants. While it may sound like a bad Vincent Price movie, it gets worse. The organs that are to be placed into rats for growing come from humans deemed to be disposable – aborted babies.
Our medical science has apparently reached the point where organs can be harvested from aborted babies, placed into rats so […] → Keep reading
Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers is making me wonder about the district that has continually reelected him for the last forty-four years. He made the news last week when he said on the floor of the Senate that “my ISIS is the police.”
Nebraska Watchdog – “I would tell young people: If you tell somebody to go across the world to fight for ISIS, they can put you in jail if you just talk about it. If you want to fight injustice, don’t — you don’t have to go around the world to find the ISIS mentality, your ISIS is in America. And you’re likely to die over there, one way or the other. So if you’re going to die, die making your home safe. My home is not threatened by ISIS, mine is threatened by the police. The police are licensed to kill us: Children, old people.”
National Review – “If I was going to carry a weapon, […] → Keep reading