Santorum, Huckabee, Cruz, Jindal make the A Team
Written by Maggie Gallagher
On June 26, a narrow majority of U.S. Supreme Court justices struck down the traditional definition of marriage, ruling all 50 states must recognize same-sex unions as marriages.
The four dissenters included the usually mild-mannered Chief Justice John Roberts, who called the majority opinion “dangerous to the rule of law”: “The majority’s decision is an act of will, not legal judgment. The right it announces has no basis in the Constitution or this Court’s precedent.”
Chief Justice Roberts also underscored the “serious questions about religious liberty” the decision raises: “Indeed, the Solicitor General candidly acknowledged that the tax exemptions of some religious institutions would be in question if they opposed same-sex marriage. . .there is little doubt these and similar questions will soon be before this Court.… Continue Reading
Written by Samuel Smith
As the question “Would you attend a same-sex wedding?” has been thrown at many Republican presidential candidates following June’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Ohio Gov. John Kasich declared during Thursday night’s Fox News Republican presidential debate that he has, in fact, attended a gay wedding.
When asked by Fox host Megyn Kelly how he would explain his opposition to gay marriage to a hypothetical gay son or lesbian daughter, the former chairman of the U.S. House Budget Committee explained that while he believes in traditional marriage, his faith tells him to be loving and accepting to all.
He added that since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that state bans against same-sex marriage are unconstitutional, the ruling must be honored, which is a position that he has taken since before the U.S.… Continue Reading
Written by Matt K. Lewis
Behind every great man, there’s an incredibly astonished woman. And if you’re a Republican politician, the odds are pretty good she’s not on board with everything in your agenda. Along those lines, social conservatives have a new reason to worry about Scott Walker: Tonette Walker.
In an interview with the Washington Post, Wisconsin’s first lady publicly distanced herself from her husband over the issue of gay marriage. What is more, it’s clear that Scott Walker’s views are out of step with his entire family on the issue.
Consider this excerpt regarding the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling:
“That was a hard one,” Tonette said, pausing and choosing her words carefully. “Our sons were disappointed. . . . I was torn. I have children who are very passionate [in favor of same-sex marriage], and Scott was on his side very passionate.”
“It’s hard for me because I have a cousin who I love dearly — she is like a sister to me — who is married to a woman, her partner of 18 years,” she said.
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Written by Michael Gryboski
Carly Fiorina, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, has stated that if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down state-level gay marriage bans, she “wouldn’t support an amendment to reverse” their decision.
Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard who announced her candidacy earlier this month, spoke with the blog Caffeinated Thoughts last week and was asked: if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down state laws banning gay marriage would she support a hypothetical amendment overturning the decision.
“I think the Supreme Court ruling will become the law of the land, and however much I may agree or disagree with it, I wouldn’t support an amendment to reverse it,” said Fiorina.
“I very much hope that we would come to a place now in this nation where we can support their decision, and at the same time support people to have, to hold religious views and to protect their right to exercise those views.”
Regarding businesses owners who’ve been legally punished for refusing service to gay weddings, Fiorina stated that there is a “need to protect religious liberty in this country.”
“I think this is a nation that should be able to accept that government shouldn’t discriminate on how it provides benefits and that people have a right to their religious views and those views need to be protected,” continued Fiorina.… Continue Reading
Written by Leonardo Blair
As the U.S. Supreme Court readies to hear arguments in favor of same-sex marriage on Tuesday, April 28, Republican presidential candidate U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), urged pastors across America to preach and pray against it because “marriage was God’s idea, and He will preserve it, with or without us.”
“We know that marriage is intended to be sacred, beautiful, and nourishing. If you do not influence your congregation’s understanding of marriage, who will fill the void? Hollywood? Divorce courts?” asked Cruz in a letter sent to tens of thousands of pastors highlighted by CBN News.
“Prayer moves our God to intervene in history. Prayer softens our hearts and brings us into alignment with the heart of God. The church has not shared the truth about marriage well: it is time to repent and commit ourselves to courage on this front,” said Cruz.… Continue Reading
Written by Dr. Michael L. Brown
I believe Hillary Clinton is now telling the truth regarding her views on same-sex “marriage.” I just don’t believe she was telling the truth in the past, especially when she expressed her opposition to it. Can anyone say “Shades of Barack Obama,” whose views on the subject also “evolved”?
When it comes to President Obama, David Axelrod has now confirmed what seemed obvious for years, namely, that he lied about his views on redefining marriage so as not to drive away black (and other morally conservative) voters. As a headline in TIME magazine announced: “Axelrod: Obama Misled Nation When He Opposed Gay Marriage In 2008,” with the subtitle bluntly stating, “A striking admission of political dishonesty from the keeper of the Obama flame.”
Again, this was no surprise to those who were aware of Obama’s views before he came into national prominence, not to mention the positions he articulated behind the scenes to LGBT activist groups when he began his presidential campaign.… Continue Reading
Written by Michael F. Haverluck
While addressing one of the nation’s leading homosexual activist groups on Friday in the nation’s capital, Vice President Joe Biden used the name of Jesus Christ in vain while defending the claim of the LGBT community that homosexuality is hereditary.
What’s your reaction to Vice President Biden’s comments to the Human Rights Campaign?
Biden was challenging prospective Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson’s assertion last week that homosexuality is a choice … a learned behavior — not a gender or inherent biological state of being.
“A lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight — and when they come out, they’re gay,” the acclaimed neurosurgeon told CNN’s Chris Cuomo. “So, did something happen while they were in there? Ask yourself that question.”
Apologizing later for his “choice of language” on a Facebook post, Carson wrote that even though he opposes same-sex “marriage” due to his Christian beliefs, individual states should be able to choose whether it’s legal.… Continue Reading
Written by Michael F. Haverluck
As a former Baptist pastor, potential Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee blasted what he considers a theologically incorrect and politically correct concept of Christians evolving their stance on same-sex “marriage” — a process President Barack Obama proclaimed he underwent before fully endorsing the homosexual agenda in regards to marriage, military policy and LGBT “rights” across America.
Huckabee slammed the idea of punishing Christians for objecting to same-sex marriage earlier this week on CNN’s State of the Union program, arguing that religious freedom guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution affords believers the right to stand up for their sincerely held traditional Christian beliefs and deny their services.
He provided an illustrative metaphor of the concept of forcing Christians to support same-sex marriage in order to demonstrate the ludicrous nature of such a federally imposed mandate — of forcing Christians to provide wedding services for same-sex couples.… Continue Reading
Written by David E. Smith
In May 2012, I wrote an article in response to President Barack Obama’s statement that he had “evolved” to support redefining marriage to include homosexual partners. In this article, I pointed out that it really wasn’t an “evolution” as much as it was a flip-flop.
Let me explain:
In 1996, as a candidate for the Illinois State Senate, Obama went on record in favor of same-sex “marriage.” Then in 2004, as a candidate for U.S. Senate, Obama said that marriage was between a man and a woman.
In 2008, as a candidate for President of the United States, during a Presidential Forum at Saddleback Church, Obama told Pastor Rick Warren that he believed that “marriage is the union between a man and a woman. Now, for me as a Christian – for me – for me as a Christian, it is also a sacred union. … Continue Reading
Written by Michael G. Haverluck
Former Florida governor and prospective 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush might have moved himself further away from the conservative voters he’s been trying to woo by inserting himself in the middle of Florida’s recent courtroom chaos, urging Floridians to “respect the rule of the law” recently changed by a pro-“gay” activist judge to legalize same-sex “marriage.”
The ruling on same-sex marriage by Florida District Court Judge Robert Lewis Hinkle was interpreted this month by state officials as allowing the union that was formerly banned by Florida’s traditional marriage amendment, which protected marriage as only between one man and one woman.
When talking about Bush’s latest statement that many are calling a concession to the homosexual agenda, Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality (AFTAH), alludes to President Barack Obama’s “evolution” of thinking when it comes to same-sex marriage.… Continue Reading