Shouldn't be a problem either way. The two parties (shudder!!) confer marriage upon each other. The state official or by means of civil franchise, the clergy present, provide legal witness to the union. If your church denies marriage witness to members of its own assembly who do not qualify for it for whatever reason, there is no reason they cannot deny it to gays. No matter. It isn't a marriage, no matter what gays call it. First they wanted decriminalization, then acceptance, then legalization, next comes approval, and finally it will be coercion into evildoing. It's the same path all confirmed sinners take.
Is that what you think? You are absolutely ignorant!
The mosques are protected because of political correctness. Also, show me an example of a mosque that is not a 501(c)3.
InquisitiveDebbie, Do you even know what a 501 (c)(3) is? I am quite familiar with them as I am the president of an organization that has a 501 (c)(3) tax designation. FYI, They are NOT confined to Christian Churches.
A 501 (c)(3) tax designation is applied for by Non-Profit organizations for the purpose of avoiding the responsibility to pay taxes on income and spending. As most (if not all) churches are not in the expressed business of turning a profit, they are eligible for a 501 (c)(3) tax designation. So unless a Muslim Mosque is in business to turn a profit, they would be foolish to NOT apply for a 501(c)(3) tax designation.
June 26, 2015 at 12:21pm
Time to check to see if your church is on the list of 501 C3. If it is, your church is a state church. Meaning, the government has a right to tell your church to perform same sex marriage.
My church is an independent church (non-501 c3) and is not bound by the state or federal laws regarding marrying same sex individuals.
Back in 2006, within a day after my village (in Illinois) was torn by twin tornadoes……
 March 29, 2015 at 2:24pm
Back in 2006, within a day after my village (in Illinois), it was unbelievable how many gawkers came in. They didn’t come in to offer help. Instead, they came in, used their cameras and took smilie selfies by using our tornado torn village as their backdrops. Thankfully, our village police worked hard to push and keep the non-resident gawkers out of the village so that residents could clean up and repair our homes.
Degeneration is a result of moral relativism, which began with equating homosexual desires to the civil rights movement. Moral relativists also need to control the language in order to steer an argument when other forms of control (facts, practical common sense, etc) are not in their favor.
Speaking of language, Libs are up in arms about this neat little App - http://godfatherpolitics.com/21330/liberals-outraged-clean-reader-app-cleans-objectionable-language/#
Glad to hear that with the police of your village.
We have the same problem with gawkers at auto accidents - I live along one of the most wreck prone intersections in my city. When a wreck happens, those of us who respond often see the "village idiots" (I like that term) that gather to take pictures.
I have seen one driver involved in such a wreck taking pics of himself to post to facebook: turns out he was wanted by police, and the evening news held pics of him being perp walked.
March 25, 2015 at 1:00pm
Anyone noticed the date of the sonogram picture?
July 24, 2014 at 1:40pm
Do you all want to learn a bit of history?
Some people think that Obama is a muslim and others say he is a christian. Neither is accurate.
I have reasons to think that Obama and his family are members of the Unitarian Universalist. UU do welcome the muslims. After all, Obama’s mother and his grandparents were members of the UU.
Google the Unitarian Universalist. Google the members of the Congress and UU. Google the majority of the Founding Fathers who were members of Unitarian or Universalist (long before U and U joined together).
Agreed. These people are so incompetent that this entire nation is at the door of disaster. The American people are tired of all this and, look at what it is costing? Tax dollars the IRS takes from us in order for us to be allowed to "live as American Citizens". Yet, they continue to allow a clown like this run the IRS. He's making an excellent salary, he is protecting the president and the rest of his staff in order to keep the American people from know "the truth". Federal employees, who lie in the face of the American people should by lynched and the rest told, "you continue to lie, steal and, cover up your wrong doing, this is what you face". From the top on down "house needs to be cleaned". I have seen many incompetent federal employees who hold onto their jobs. Not the laboresr who actually work but, those in management and above positions. Some of these people have no business mowing a lawn yet, they are head of some very powerful government positions. How they got there, that's another story I could write a book about. I hope to someday fulfill that goal...........
I hope they roll on back in your head and stick like that.
good for you, Debbie.
don't be afraid to come back, though, when the dust settles, and you figure out that the folks you inherited those denominations from busted their ass so you could be free to discard their efforts.
 July 3, 2014 at 9:25am
Since when does the Department of Health and Human Services become the boss of the Congress?
Since congress let themselves become the whipping boy of King Barry
When they relinquished their authority and lost their balls
Since they are a direct appointment of the executive branch…SOP for this dictatorship. I’m absolutely sure the WH had everything to do with ensuring very limited access to congressional leaders.
Did anyone else notice the president’s speech a couple days ago when he was bumbling, stumbling and trying to laugh off about how he’s NOT a socialist and NOT an imperial president? Very few people there were laughing. You could see it in his eyes…this administration is running scared now. They’ve been outed for their true selves and are making every effort to deny. These people need to go…and soon.
Since when does the Department of HHS become the boss of Congress? Congress is US! That is the branch of government that is supposed to directly represent we the people. So, by extension, we the people are being bossed around by HHS. How did HHS become the boss? Through the affordable care act . . . and Bahri's unilateral tinkling with its provisions.
Are YOU, the individual, being represented in any of this?
Why is a department that is supposedly in existence for the HEALTH and HUMAN SERVICES of U.S. CITIZENS inputting all these kids' physical condition in the HHS medical data base? HOW ARE THEY LINKING A PARTICULAR ELECTRONIC FILE TO A PARTICULAR PHYSICAL BEING THAT HAS NO DOCUMENTATION AS TO THEIR AGE, NATIONALITY, DOMESTIC STATUS (married, orphaned, abandoned) etc., etc., etc.???
Do you all get the implication of any of this yet? The Department of HEALTH and HUMAN SERVICES for we the people of the United States of America is in charge of thousands of unaccompanied illegal alien children who entered our country alone, NOT the Department of Homeland Security, Border Patrol, or ICE. How does a child who is a ward of the state get deported from that state?????
He doesn't. He gets let loose on the street whenever the calculations of whatever 'documentation' has been inputted suggests that he has turned 18 . . .
This is beyond stupid. If the Dems want to play games then bring it on.
Many of these facilities are located in states with Republican governors, so have the governor order the the National Guard to escort the congressmen and select journalists through the facilities with no restrictions.
Let that be the lead story on the news.
[-1] June 30, 2014 at 2:18pm
There is little to fear from the ISIS.
My acquaintance basically told me this ——
“Don’t forget about the history of Iran and USSR. Back then, people were terrified that the terrorists would export the revolution and terrorize the U.S.
It never happened in both cases because they had citizens on their hands that they had to deal with. Their soldiers became bureaucrats and the tyranny of the bureaucratic had already set in.
Most likely, as history has shown, ISIS will be all talk and very little action against the U.S.A.
I agree with my historian acquaintance that the ISIS will be a little more than a Sunni clone of Iran.”
 June 22, 2014 at 1:11pm
My heart goes out to you and your daughter!
I sincerely hope that you two are or will be reunited.
June 4, 2014 at 6:56pm
“The first lady, a longtime advocate on veterans issues,……”
Really? Since when?
June 4, 2014 at 6:49pm
I really shouldn’t have hit play on that video. I actually thought it was a dog saving a family’s lives from the cobra.
ya i guess you like deadly cobras in your back yard . kiddies look at the cobras in the back yard go out and play now and be nice . my guess they have the dog to keep these snakes out of there homes, duh
My schnauzer kills rattlesnakes and has been bitten a couple of times. After the first bite, we took her to the vet immediately for treatment and was good to go after a couple of weeks. The second time she was bitten, she didn't react as badly as the first. The vet informed me that it is common for dogs to quickly develop immunities to snake bite.
We lived on a ranch in Southern California and both times, the rattlesnakes were on the law in the backyard. Normally, I shoot them before the dog gets to them.
Dogs do a lot of things you would rather not see that come natural to them:
1. A b*tch will eat her still born pups.
2. Many dogs eat their own excrement.
3. Many dogs will kill newborn pups that are not theirs.
It was.....all lives properly saved...well cept the deadly snake.