Officials Move to Take Christian Bakers’ Home After Couple Refuses to Pay $135,000 to Lesbians

PORTLAND, Ore. — Officials in Oregon have moved to take the home and/or other assets of a Christian couple as they are refusing to pay $135,000 in emotional damages to two lesbian women that filed a complaint after the couple declined to make a cake at their bakery for their “wedding” ceremony. As previously reported, in February, a judge with the Oregon BOLI declared Aaron and Melissa Klein of Sweet Cakes by Melissa guilty of discrimination for declining to make the cake because of their Christian convictions, thus moving the matter into the sentencing phase. The two lesbian women, Rachel Cryer and Laurel … Continue reading Officials Move to Take Christian Bakers’ Home After Couple Refuses to Pay $135,000 to Lesbians

JUDGE REJECTS LESBIAN MAYOR’S DEMAND IN TRANSGENDER FIGHT

City wanted to deny pastors jury trial Houston Mayor Annise Parker A Texas judge has rejected the city of Houston’s demand to deny a jury trial to pastors fighting a controversial transgender ordinance. The ruling, released late Tuesday by Judge Robert Schaffer in the Harris County District Court in Houston, came in a case in which the city created a firestorm of controversy by issuing subpoenas for copies of pastors’ sermons. In its latest motion, the city claimed the pastors have no right to a jury trial, contending the decision should be made by a hand-picked “special master.” The pastors are … Continue reading JUDGE REJECTS LESBIAN MAYOR’S DEMAND IN TRANSGENDER FIGHT

JUDGE REJECTS LESBIAN MAYOR’S DEMAND IN TRANSGENDER FIGHT

City wanted to deny pastors jury trial Houston Mayor Annise Parker A Texas judge has rejected the city of Houston’s demand to deny a jury trial to pastors fighting a controversial transgender ordinance. The ruling, released late Tuesday by Judge Robert Schaffer in the Harris County District Court in Houston, came in a case in which the city created a firestorm of controversy by issuing subpoenas for copies of pastors’ sermons. In its latest motion, the city claimed the pastors have no right to a jury trial, contending the decision should be made by a hand-picked “special master.” The pastors are … Continue reading JUDGE REJECTS LESBIAN MAYOR’S DEMAND IN TRANSGENDER FIGHT

Red Crosses Dismisses Volunteer for Biblical Views on Marriage

Red Cross dimissed Bryan Barkley, 71, after 20 years of service because of his views on same-sex marriage. (Christian Concern) A pensioner has had his ‘opportunity to volunteer’ withdrawn by the British Red Cross because he spoke out against the redefinition of marriage. Earlier this year, Bryan Barkley, 71, held up signs outside Wakefield Cathedral reading ‘No Same Sex Marriage’ and ‘No Redefinition of Marriage’. He did so on the day that the first same-sex marriages took place in England. ‘Incompatible views’ But he has since been told that his views on marriage are ‘incompatible’ with the ‘fundamental principles and … Continue reading Red Crosses Dismisses Volunteer for Biblical Views on Marriage

Apple CEO Tim Cook officially comes out as gay saying that his sexuality is one of the ‘greatest gifts God has given me’

Apple CEO Tim Cook has come out as being gay for the first time saying his sexual orientation is one of the ‘greatest gifts God has given me’. Mr Cook, 53, said For years he had been open with many people about his sexuality, including his colleagues who realized for creativity to flourish people’s differences needed to be embraced. He said while he had never denied his sexuality, he hadn’t publicly acknowledged it either – until now – saying his desire for privacy had been ‘holding me back’. The declaration makes Mr Cook the highest profile CEO to have come out as … Continue reading Apple CEO Tim Cook officially comes out as gay saying that his sexuality is one of the ‘greatest gifts God has given me’

Utah Supreme Court Sanctions Adoption by Same-Sex Spouses

The Utah Supreme Court on Thursday lifted an order that had blocked spouses in same-sex marriages from adopting their partners’ children, state officials said. The state’s highest court had imposed a stay on the adoptions in May, while Utah appealed a federal ruling last year that permitted same-sex marriages for 17 days before the Supreme Court halted them pending appeal. Written by Sharon Bernstein/Reuters Read more at Charisma Continue reading Utah Supreme Court Sanctions Adoption by Same-Sex Spouses

Vatican Document Stirring Controversy Over ‘Welcoming and Accepting’ Practicing Homosexuals‏

ROME — Controversy is stirring over a document released by a meeting of international bishops of the Roman Catholic religion who are spending two weeks at the Vatican to discuss marriage and family issues. While the document may undergo further adjustments in its language surrounding issues such as homosexuality, cohabitation and divorce, the first proposed version asserts that Roman Catholics should welcome and accept those practicing homosexuality. “Homosexuals have gifts and qualities to offer to the Christian community: Are we capable of welcoming these people, guaranteeing to them a fraternal space in our communities?” it reads. “Often they wish to encounter a … Continue reading Vatican Document Stirring Controversy Over ‘Welcoming and Accepting’ Practicing Homosexuals‏

Catholic ‘breakthrough’: Vatican considers ‘welcoming gifts and qualities of gays’

The faithful hold candles during a vigil, led by Pope Francis, to mark the opening of the Synod on the family in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican October 4, 2014 (Reuters / Tony Gentile) The Catholic Church, which previously condemned homosexuality as “intrinsically disordered,” is considering embracing homosexual believers, as well as partially accepting same-sex, and other religiously unsanctioned partnerships. “Homosexuals have gifts and qualities to offer the Christian community: are we capable of welcoming these people, guaranteeing to them a further space in our communities? Often they wish to encounter a Church that offers them a welcoming home,” … Continue reading Catholic ‘breakthrough’: Vatican considers ‘welcoming gifts and qualities of gays’

Christian Bakers Who Declined to Make Lesbian ‘Wedding’ Cake Face Bankruptcy Over Govt. Fine

PORTLAND – The Christian owners of a bakery in Oregon state that they will be forced into bankruptcy if the government stands by its imposition of a fine in excess of $150,000 after the couple declined to make a “wedding” cake for a lesbian because they viewed it as a form of personal participation in the event. As previously reported, Aaron and Melissa Klein operate Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Gresham, which is now operated from the couple’s home after the Kleins’ shut their doors due to harassment. In January 2013, Aaron was approached by a mother and her daughter as … Continue reading Christian Bakers Who Declined to Make Lesbian ‘Wedding’ Cake Face Bankruptcy Over Govt. Fine

WATCH: Baptist Sunday School Teacher Former President Jimmy Carter Fully Supports Gay Church Members

Accompanied by his wife, Rosalynn, former President Jimmy Carter speaks at Grand Rapids Community College’s Ford Fieldhouse as part of the Diversity Lecture Series Monday. “I never knew of any word or action of Jesus Christ that discriminated against anyone.” Former President Jimmy Carter is a devout Christian, but he’s also an LGBT-rights supporter. This isn’t a new revelation. Back in 2012 he came out in support of same-sex civil ceremonies, but it’s noteworthy in light of the Southern Baptists booting a church for affirming gays. Read more at Charisma Continue reading WATCH: Baptist Sunday School Teacher Former President Jimmy Carter Fully Supports Gay Church Members

Christians, here’s solution to ‘gays’ suing your businesses

“I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.” – Matthew [10:16] Christians are losing because of their lack of wisdom. Let me explain. A lesbian couple sued and won a discrimination lawsuit against Christian farm owners Robert and Cynthia Gifford of New York after they refused to allow a same-sex wedding on their scenic property. Despite the fact that the Christian business owners have hosted same-sex events and have even hired homosexuals, a New York judge ruled that they were in violation of that state’s anti-discrimination laws and fined … Continue reading Christians, here’s solution to ‘gays’ suing your businesses

Christians, here’s solution to ‘gays’ suing your businesses

“I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.” – Matthew [10:16] Christians are losing because of their lack of wisdom. Let me explain. A lesbian couple sued and won a discrimination lawsuit against Christian farm owners Robert and Cynthia Gifford of New York after they refused to allow a same-sex wedding on their scenic property. Despite the fact that the Christian business owners have hosted same-sex events and have even hired homosexuals, a New York judge ruled that they were in violation of that state’s anti-discrimination laws and fined … Continue reading Christians, here’s solution to ‘gays’ suing your businesses

Christian music sensation comes out of closet

A top Christian music star is creating shockwaves this week, not for proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God in her music, but for coming out of the closet to proclaim she’s a lesbian. “I’m gay,” says the 35-year-old Brit, who has soared to popularity in America’s Bible Belt. “What Jesus taught was a radical message of welcome and inclusion and love. I feel certain God loves me just the way I am.” Her public declaration comes on the heels of her support for same-sex marriage over a year ago, prompting some to boycott her music. Typical online comments … Continue reading Christian music sensation comes out of closet