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AFA Warns SCOTUS in Full Page 'Washington Post' Ad: Remember That God Invented Marriage

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Anti-gay group American Family Association (AFA) yesterday took out a full-page ad in the Washington Post to remind the Supreme Court that God is solely responsible for the creation, management and administration of marriage, reports right wing Christian news website OneNewsNow.

The AFA admonishes the highest court of the law in the United States to "remember whose idea [marriage] was in the first place.”

6a00d8341c730253ef013488e2f88d970c-800wiAFA president Tim Wildmon (right) - who has something of an obsession with military men taking showers - said:

"First of all, the U.S. Constitution does not address marriage; so it's left to the states to decide definitions for marriage – and the states have spoken.

“[Marriage has] forever been one man/one woman and it forever will be one man/one woman – according to nature, according to God, according to the Bible, and according to most religious traditions.”

The ad itself is pure right-wing scaremongering at its best, suggesting that marriage equality will be harmful to children and could bring on Armageddon:

“Will you bend what God designed merely to suit the desires of man, knowing that you do so at the expense of children, perhaps even civilization itself?

“[Supporters of same-sex marriage] would say by such a decision that mothers and fathers together are no longer relevant in the lives of children, and that religious expression about the sanctity and purpose of marriage would now become illicit.”

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Irish Catholic Priest Calls For Yes Vote In Marriage Equality Referendum: VIDEO

A priest in the west of Ireland has broken ranks with the Catholic church's anti-gay agenda by announcing that he will vote in favor of May’s marriage equality referendum, reports IrishCentral.

Igg o'donovanLimerick-based Iggy O’Donovan (right) wrote in the Irish Times that he will vote on the grounds of “respect for the freedom of others who differ from us.”

O’Donovan explained that churches “have views, ideals and laws about the family, and they quite properly teach their members about those views… But when we become legislators, as we do when we vote in referendums, we legislate as citizens for all our fellow citizens.”

He continued:

“It is possible to have deep and passionately-held convictions without seeking to have those convictions imposed by the state on fellow citizens who do not share them….Respect for the freedom of others who differ from us is part and parcel of the faith we profess. For these and for other reasons I will be voting Yes.”

The priest’s comments came the day after the homophobic Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran told broadcaster Chris O’Donoghue that gay couples with children “are not parents." In the same interview, Doran compared homosexuality with down syndrome and spina bifida.

You can listen to the full interview with Doran or read a transcript.

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End-Times Rabbi: U.S. Faces God's Wrath If Supreme Court Lifts Ban On Same-Sex Marriage - VIDEO

Rabbi Jonathan Cahn

End Times preacher Jonathan Cahn (above, left) has said apocalyptic calamities are in store if the Supreme Court strikes down the remaining state bans on same-sex marriage, reports Right Wing Watch.

Cahn, a messianic rabbi who has linked LGBT rights to the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks, was talking to the editor of birther wingnut rag WorldNetDaily at the National Religious Broadcasters (NRT) convention.

He connected the possibility of a future with marriage equality throughout the U.S. with the 1973 ruling on abortion rights, saying:

“Within one month of Roe v. Wade, that Supreme Court decision with abortion, the financial realm collapsed, led to a global recession, the same year America lost its first war in modern history or ever in Vietnam.”

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Not to be outdone in the wingnut competition, wannabe HGTV stars Jason and David Benham told the NRT convention that the cure for homosexuality is baseball tickets.

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South Carolina GOP Calls for Constitutional Amendment Banning Same-sex Marriage Nationwide

A South Carolina Senate subcommittee yesterday passed a resolution calling for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would ban same-sex marriageThe Post and Courier reports.

579937_10151388495470369_718529837_n Resolution S 0031 reads in part:

"That the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina hereby applies to Congress, under the provisions of Article V of the Constitution of the United States, for the calling of a convention of the states limited to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States establishing that marriage in the United States shall consist only of a man and woman; and further stating that neither the United States Constitution, nor the constitution of any state, shall be construed to require that marriage or legal incidents thereof be conferred upon any union other than the union of a man and a woman.

Resolution co-sponsor, Republican Larry Grooms (right) said:

“It has to do with the propagation of our species. It is what is in the best interest of our species. Now we’re told through a federal judge that now we have to change that. It throws out of kilter all of our laws that have been based on the foundation of [marriage between a] man and a woman.”

GOP State Senator Lee Bright added that federal judges who have made same-sex marriage legal should be impeached while subcommittee Chairman Shane Massey said “marriage is one man and one woman, and I believe that’s the way it’s been in the history of mankind up until the last 15 years.”

The resolution was opposed by the two Democrats on the subcommittee.

The measure was passed onto the Senate Judiciary committee, where it is thought likely to pass. 

[h/t NCRM]


Former New England Patriots Player Craig James Says Same-Sex Marriage Is The Work Of Satan: LISTEN

Former New England Patriots player Craig James has said that sports teams urging the Supreme Court to legalize same sex marriage is the work of Satan, reports OutSports.

6a00d8341c730253ef01b7c7203bd7970b-800wiAlong with San Francisco Giants, Tampa Bay Rays, other sports franchises and 379 businesses, the Patriots have signed onto an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to provide for marriage equality.

Speaking on the "Washington Watch" radio program, hosted by Family Research Council leader Tony Perkins, James said “if I were a current player in that locker room and my livelihood depended on me being quiet or losing it because of my belief system, I worry, I wonder. So, that’s Satan working on us.”

James is no stranger to anti-gay vitriol. In 2013, he was fired from Fox Sports after a video emerged of him making anti-gay comments during an unsuccessful run for in the Texas GOP Primary for U.S. Senate.

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Right-wing Columnist Cal Thomas Preparing His Family For 'End Times' Following Gay Marriage Ruling: LISTEN

Conservative columnist Cal Thomas has said that same-sex marriage is a sign of “end times,” reports Huffington Post.

Speaking in an interview with Michelangelo Signorile, Thomas said the Supreme Court is likely to vote in favor of marriage equality and that there is not much he can do about it “because “everything is right on schedule.” Earlier today, the high court announced it would hear arguments in four same-sex marriage cases April 28. 

Before speaking with Signorile, Thomas had just moderated a panel on the threat to “religious freedom” that included Dana Loesch and Tony Perkins, the leader of listed hate group the Family Research Council.

Thomas“If you read the Scriptures, as I do, in both testaments all of these things are forecast in prophesies, in the book of Daniel and what Jesus and Paul said, so I'm not worried about it.

I say everything is right on schedule. I’m trying to shore up my own family first and, hopefully, that will be an example to other people… If you look at not only what Jesus said, but Paul the Apostle, about what things would be like in the end times, people will be lovers of lies rather than the truth. They will elevate things that are called abomination in scripture to normality… All of the prophesies up to the final ones have come true. And that’s why I say that everything is right on schedule.”

In 2012, Thomas said that Rachel Maddow was the best argument for her parents to use contraception.

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