How far has the corruption of our nation progressed …

… that anyone would think we actually need a law to protect our First Amendment rights.

Marriage protest signs

Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and 21 Republican co-sponsors have re-introduced The First Amendment Defense Act which went nowhere in 2015.

The legislation would

  • “ensure” that the federal government could not take discriminatory action against anybody who “speaks, or acts, in accordance with a sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction that marriage is or should be recognized as a union of one man and one woman or two individuals as recognized under Federal law” and
  • prohibit any action against those who believe that sexual relations outside marriage are improper.

When he was running for president in the 2016 race, President Donald Trump said he would sign the measure if it passes both the House and Senate.

Religious Freedom and Marriage in Federal Law by Thomas Messner – January 30, 2014

“Legal recognition of same-sex marriage will increase the potential for conflicts with religious freedom. The majority opinion in the recent U.S. Supreme Court case United States v. Windsor intensifies these concerns by characterizing traditional marriage policy as a form of irrational prejudice.”

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9 responses to “How far has the corruption of our nation progressed …

  1. chrissythehyphenated

    Shamber Flore writes in the Detroit News: “An adoption agency called St. Vincent Catholic Charities helped to piece together the brokenness of my life by finding a permanent home for me…. But now a lawsuit brought by the ACLU is threatening St. Vincent’s and other faith-based adoption agencies. The ACLU is suing the state of Michigan for partnering with religious adoption agencies like St. Vincent simply because they are religious and follow a faith-based mission.”

    https://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/2018/03/07/religious-adoption-agencies-aclu/32717127/

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  2. chrissythehyphenated

    Very interesting read!

    “While the Academy Awards were once an industry’s fun, exciting celebration of its contribution to America’s common culture, the Oscars are now nothing more than a bizarre, televised trade show about an industry that every year offends and bores more people.”

    http://www.bookwormroom.com/2018/03/07/hollywood-men-without-chests/

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  3. chrissythehyphenated

    “Disney’s $100 million gamble to turn the classic children’s book “A Wrinkle in Time” into a politically correct film filled with liberal talking points on feminism and diversity may be backfiring badly, with the poorly reviewed Oprah Winfrey-starring movie possibly teetering toward a tank job at the box office this weekend, according to some predictions.”

    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/03/08/oprahs-ultra-pc-wrinkle-in-time-stung-with-bad-reviews-as-cringeworthy-100-million-dollar-disney-movie-could-bomb-experts-say.html

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    • How depressing. I loved that book when I was a kid.

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    • “Disney’s $100 million gamble to turn the classic children’s book ‘A Wrinkle in Time’…”

      There was an adaptation years ago which I remember as being pretty close to the books. I have to dig my copy from the catacombs (it may be on some antiquated medium – probably zip drive or 8″ floppy), but I think it was this 2010 movie on iMDB. If you can find it!

      Enjoyed the book as a young teen, enjoyed reading it with Milady early in our days together, enjoyed reading the whole series with our kids. I’m blocking this remake out the way I did the Miracle on 34th Street remake with the Jurassic Park old guy (instead of the REAL Santa Claus of the original movie). They learned nothing from “Womyn Ghostbusters.” And why would you mess with Meg, already one of greatest women heroes in literature?

      I’m surprised to find there’s some debate on the “Christian vs not” of Wrinkle in Time. But there is similar debate about Lord of the Rings and probably Narnia, so…

      The heart of the first book, for me is, when one of the witches is transporting the kids, they reach a point where they can look back and see our world, along with other worlds, enveloped in a great shadow, but that from this new perspective, they can see that the shadow is a very small blot in proportion to the universe of light.

      Because that’s universal truth right there.

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  4. chrissythehyphenated

    “In our culture, International Women’s Day was pretty much like any other day. In America, cheers for women abound. Girls are often praised, in fact, just for being girls. They’ve been long oppressed, we’re told; we need to eternally shore them up. “Girls today are told that they can do anything, be anyone,” actor Michael Ian Black recently wrote in a much-discussed New York Times op-ed.

    ‘They’ve absorbed the message: They’re outperforming boys in school at every level. But it isn’t just about performance. To be a girl today is to be the beneficiary of decades of conversation about the complexities of womanhood, its many forms and expressions.’

    “For boys, it’s a dramatically different story.”

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/03/boys-attacked-girls-praised-boyhood-not-disease/

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  5. chrissythehyphenated

    “Left-leaning Mother Jones reported Friday that President Barack Obama’s National Security Advisor, Susan Rice, ordered officials to ‘stand down’ as Russia allegedly attempted to meddle in the 2016 presidential election.”

    http://thegatewaypundit.com/2018/03/stunning-susan-rice-ordered-nsc-officials-stand-amid-russian-hacking-attempts/

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