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Here we go again: Denver city council takes aim at Chick-fil-A

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 12:30pm 8/22/2015 at 12:30pm
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Welcome to the flashback sequence no one asked for: it’s time to talk about Chick-fil-A again.

The fast food chain’s reputation as a supporter of traditional marriage has drawn another series of boycott threats, this time from the Denver city council. The council is currently debating whether or not to sign...

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NY Judge cites Sup Ct Same-Sex Marriage ruling in Chimp freedom case

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 9:00pm 8/1/2015 at 9:00pm
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A New York State Judge recently denied an attempt by a group acting for Tommy the Chimp to obtain habeas corpus relief. (Full embed at bottom of post.)

But in so denying relief,...

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Gawker tries to destroy private citizen, because it can

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 17, 2015 at 3:04pm 7/17/2015 at 3:04pm
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Last night, a writer at Gawker outed and gay-shamed someone at the behest of an unnamed (for his safety!) source. It was a story steeped in sex, fame, cash, and blackmail, which made it a perfect target for today’s salacious clickbait culture.

Today, Gawker’s managing partners voted 5-1 (with the...

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The world of post-SCOTUS gay marriage and church insurance

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 6:20pm 7/14/2015 at 6:20pm
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Last week, we took a look at an insurance notification received by a church in Oregon. National Review’s David French originally reported the story.

Those fearful Obergefell v. Hodges could spell trouble for religious liberty were validated much sooner than anticipated.

Less than 48 hours after the decision was handed down, New York...

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Federal Offense: Dems want terms “Husband” and “Wife” gone

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 13, 2015 at 11:30am 7/13/2015 at 11:30am
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Now that the Supreme Court decision on gay marriage has been made, liberals have set their sights on destroying the language used to describe traditional marriages.

Pete Kasperowicz of the Washington Examiner reports:

Dems declare war on words ‘husb...

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Churches refusing to perform same sex marriages may be denied liability insurance

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 10, 2015 at 1:25pm 7/10/2015 at 1:25pm
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Those fearful Obergefell v. Hodges could spell trouble for religious liberty were validated much sooner than anticipated.

Less than 48 hours after the decision was handed down, New York Times columnist Mark Oppenheimer called for the end of tax exemptions for religious institutions.

And the piecemeal dismemberment on religious liberties continues.

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“We’re here. We’re polygamists. Get used to it”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 3, 2015 at 9:00pm 7/3/2015 at 9:00pm
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We have covered the slippery slope that leads to polygamist marriage many times, long before the recent Supreme Court ruling:

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Is George Takei now persona non grata in entertainment industry?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 4:30pm 7/2/2015 at 4:30pm
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Why, Mr. Sulu? WHY?

George Takei of Star Trek fame made a wild accusation in an interview with Phoenix-based Fox affiliate.

The televised portion of the interview went as you’d expect: long-time gay rights advocate is thrilled with advances in gay rights. “We’re overjoyed, we’re proud, and we feel fully American,”...

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Did SCOTUS gay marriage decision put Catholics in the closet?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 7:00pm 6/30/2015 at 7:00pm
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Out of the sea of rainbow-frocked Facebook profile photos, corporate logos, and colorfully lit buildings emerged a seemingly innocuous black and white video.

With a mission to, “educate and inspire Americans of all faiths to prioritize the issues of life, faith, and family,” Catholic Vote is the brains behind the video...

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Krauthammer: SCOTUS gay marriage decision “huge loss for democracy”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 5:25pm 6/30/2015 at 5:25pm
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Charles Krauthammer appeared on the O’Reilly Factor last night and was asked by Bill O’Reilly to name three reasons for the recent rapid changes in America, with a focus on recent U.S. Supreme Court cases.

Krauthammer cited culture as one of the reasons and he’s absolutely right. Andrew Breitbart frequently voiced his...

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The New Religious Wars

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 8:30am 6/30/2015 at 8:30am
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If you had asked me twenty years ago to predict what the 21st century would hold in store, “religious wars” probably wouldn’t have been tops on my list.

But it should have been.

Right now we’re seeing many forms of religious war. The most obvious has raged between radical Islam and everybody else....

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Post-SCOTUS Gay Marriage: Religious institution tax exemptions at risk

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 6:30pm 6/28/2015 at 6:30pm
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Forty-eight hours after the Supreme Court’s monumental gay marriage decision, and progressives are already calling for an end to tax exemptions for churches.

Anticipating the Supreme Court’s eventual ruling on Obergefell v. Hodges, Senator Mike Lee and Rep. Raul Labrador introduced the First Amendment Defense Act. The bill would protect religious institutions...

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Our Judicial Oligarchy

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 12:00pm 6/28/2015 at 12:00pm
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In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision, much of social media instantly descended into a mob of gleefulness, unrestrained by reason or critical thinking. People were so ecstatic at the arrival of nationwide same-sex marriage that they could not realize what they were losing in the process.

Last Friday, the...

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How high must we jump in reporting SCOTUS gay marriage decision?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 12:00pm 6/27/2015 at 12:00pm
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Today, The NY Times turned its entire front page above the fold to celebrating yesterday’s Supreme Court decision on gay marriage:

Many national and major regional papers did the same.

But is any diversity of news coverage permitted on such a huge cultural victory?

If you want to know what the future of the...

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America Reacts to Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 26, 2015 at 10:18am 6/26/2015 at 10:18am
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Today’s ruling in the Obergefell same-sex marriage case sent shockwaves rolling across the nation.

Fox News correspondent Shannon Bream read the decision on the air as the crowd outside the Court cheered:

The scene outside the Supreme Court right now is kind...

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Supreme Court Ruling – Gay Marriage A Constitutional Right

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 26, 2015 at 10:02am 6/26/2015 at 10:02am
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[Note – this post addresses the Court ruling. See our Reactions post for how America is responding to the ruling.]

There are four cases consolidated for the Court to answer two questions:

The cases are consolidated and the petitions for writs of certiorari are granted limited to the following questions:

1) Does the Fourteenth...

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Elena Kagan 2009: “There is no federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 4:00pm 6/24/2015 at 4:00pm
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Possibly as soon as Thursday morning, but certainly by early next week, we will know how the Supreme Court rules on the issue of whether denying same-sex couples the ability to marry violates the U.S. Constitution.

Lyle Denniston at ScotusBlog summarized the case as follows:

Taking on a historic constitutional challenge with wide...

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