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NO! Not at all! Politicians often use the Bible for political gain and are not interested in the truth. They look for an
ancient sound bite to convince people of whatever they already believe. Read More...
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Pope Francis has brought new spirit into the Church with his
humble lifestyle and direct and often challenging commentary on world
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There is concern about a "marriage penalty," which exists for other
federal programs with sliding income eligibility scales, but experts said the effect may be marginal, as no one has done
the research to nail down reasonable expectations.
Barr guided DOMA to passage as a Republican in the mid-1990s. But then
Barr became a Libertarian and apologized for his role in getting the
bill passed. As a Libertarian, Barr has said DOMA has been used by the
government to overstep its authority.
The claim made in a newspaper ad just before an election cited examples which were shown to be false. (Groups who claim to represent morals should have some.)
According to the most recent data available, 2009, there is a record high of births to unmarried mothers. But births to unmarried teens as a percentage of all unmarried births has declined (21%).
According to a 2013 study by the Public Religion Research Institute and the Brookings Institute
23 percent of 18- to 33-year-olds are religious progressives, 17
percent are religious conservatives, and 22 percent are non-religious. (page 34 of comprehensive report)
These politicians are supporting Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s efforts to reinstate the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. They say that legalizing same-sex marriage could provide legal justification for the recognition of various moral taboos, but their argument has no logic or understanding of the topic.
The gay son of Methodist pastor, Rev. Frank Schaefer, shared how the harmful language of the Church he loved and
served as an adolescent had driven him into a deep depression and to the
brink of suicide. His father's trial and defrocking for performing his gay marriage has led to a deeper faith and to a call to the ministry.
Best we can tell, married couples who share the same last name is not
rare at all. The latest U.S. census figures on the topic show that as of
2004, some 94 percent of married, American-born women in the U.S. were
using their husband's last name.
An overwhelming number of people still oppose same-sex marriage in
Alabama, but polling data suggests measurable movement on this issue. Recent polls show about 71 percent of likely voters oppose same-sex marriage today.
Cook fairly summarized Bell’s legislation. But clarification was missing
in that the proposal wasn’t "being considered" by lawmakers either then
or when Politifact completed their review a couple of weeks later.
Most polls found by PolitiFact say around 60 percent favor same-sex marriage -- a high point. At the state level, the majority holds in most cases.
"I think Jesus would encourage any love affair if it was honest and
sincere and was not damaging to anyone else, and I don't see that gay
marriage damages anyone else," Carter said in a HuffPost Live interview
with Marc Lamont Hill published Tuesday.
Support for same-sex marriage has risen dramatically. A February 2015 CBS News poll found 56 percent said Gay marriage should be left to states, but that dropped to 41% by June. A Gallup poll says that 60% support Gay marriage.
Other courts would be bound by the Supreme Court’s precedent, making the ruling applicable throughout the nation.
Pope Francis "has encouraged debate on changing pastoral practices to allow divorced and remarried Catholics to take communion." "For how can we encourage these parents to raise their children in the Christian life, to give them an example of Christian faith, if we keep them at arm's length?"
Religious Right leader and “19 Kids and Counting” reality TV star, already scared by past abuse charges, now admits he was unfaithful to his wife after it was revealed that he had a paid account on
Ashley Madison, a website for people seeking extramarital affairs, while
he worked as a top FRC official.
Apostolic Pentecostals do not use alcohol or
tobacco. They generally don’t watch TV or movies. Women wear long dresses, and don’t cut their
hair or wear makeup. Apostolic men, however, look “like everybody else. ”It’s called “external holiness,”
Huckabee was asked if he would issue a second
divorce to Kim Davis, or refuse since Jesus condemned divorce, but said
nothing about homosexuality. Huckabee could not answer. He quoted Matthew 19 to support his narrow
definition of marriage, however that verse was actually one where Jesus was condemning