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
Written by Laurie Higgins
Following my piece on Pat Brady yesterday in which I mentioned gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, we received email inquiries about his anti-life, anti-marriage views:
- In early June, The Chicago Tribune reported that Rauner “supports abortion rights early in pregnancy.” Please note that Rauner didn’t clarify what constitutes “early,” or why babies who have reached mid-gestation deserve protection whereas less developed babies do not. Killing babies 11 weeks after conception is no less evil than killing them at 16, but it would be interesting to know when Rauner believes mothers have the “right” to order the killing of their babies and what his justifications are for that belief.
- Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass squeezed a terse and peculiar anti-marriage statement out of a resistant Rauner in April:
Bruce Rauner, the multimillionaire Republican businessman who wants to become governor of Illinois, sat down with me for an interview Thursday and dodged questions about same-sex marriage.
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Senator Jason Barickman Breaks With GOP
Written by David E. Smith, IFA Executive Director
Despite the fact that Illinois is facing serious financial and unemployment issues, including a bankrupt pension system, the Illinois Senate recently approved a bill to redefine marriage and family — on St. Valentine’s Day no less.
The vote results were 34-21 with 2 voting present. This destructive and foolish decision reveals the ignorance — or in some cases cowardice — of those who voted for the legal recognition of same-sex unions as marriage. Lawmakers who approved this proposal have now formally and publicly declared that government-sanctioned marriage has no inherent connection to sexual complementarity or reproductive potential. They have proclaimed that the sole inherent constituent feature of marriage is love.
One of the legislators in the Illinois Senate who joined with anti-family proponents of same-sex marriage is Jason Barickman, a freshman Republican Senator from Bloomington. … Continue Reading
Written by David E. Smith, IFA Executive Director
This past weekend, Pat Brady, Chairman of the Illinois Republican party, was interviewed on Fox 32 about his political activity to help Illinois Democrats pass radical Leftist legislation to redefine marriage and family. This conflicts not only with the Illinois Republican Platform and the National Republican Platform but also with the views of the majority of voters in the state –specifically members of Brady’s own party. (Watch the video HERE.)
Political Reporter Mike Flannery begins by attempting to confuse the issue by suggesting in his first question that the private political activity of Brady can be seen as outside his very public and official position of GOP chairman. Not only is this absurd, it is intellectually dishonest to try to bifurcate the political activity of the two.… Continue Reading