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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:22 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

BornAgain2 wrote:

"I think we just have to realize that we are cultural beings as well as religious people and we have to learn to draw a distinction between what we're afraid of and insecure about and what God really demands of us -- which is to love one another," she said.

Uhm, NO...

1Corinthians 13:4  Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
1Co 13:5  Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
1Co 13:6  Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
1Co 13:7  Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
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Alabama's Stand Against Gay Marriage Crumbles
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Feb 13, 2015, 7:38 PM ET
By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press

Alabama's stand against gay marriage crumbled Friday as judges in most counties sided with federal courts rather than their own chief justice, a Republican who once called homosexuality an inherent evil.

Many counties in the Bible Belt state began issuing the licenses to same-sex couples after the latest strongly worded order from U.S. District Judge Callie Granade. She said Thursday that a judge could no longer deny marriage licenses to gays and lesbians, reiterating her ruling striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

"These numbers represent a seismic shift in favor of equality and justice. Resistance to happy, loving and committed same-sex couples getting married is quickly crumbling throughout the state," said Fred Sainz, a top spokesman for the Human Rights Campaign, which has been lobbying to expand gay rights nationwide.

Granade's ruling enabling gays to get licenses went into effect Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to intervene. But even then, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore said county judges were not bound by her decision.

"It's my duty to speak up when I see the jurisdiction of our courts being intruded by unlawful federal authority," Moore insisted in an interview with The Associated Press later Monday.

About 20 of Alabama's 67 counties allowed gays and lesbians to wed on Monday. By Friday that number had jumped to at least 47, the Human Rights Campaign said. Other counties said they would revisit the decision next week.

Granade's ruling made Alabama the 37th state where gays and lesbians can legally wed. It also continued her family legacy of bringing sweeping change to a place where many people didn't yet welcome it.

Her grandfather was Richard Rives, a federal appellate judge whose rulings helped desegregate the South despite resistance to the Civil Rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s.

"Judge Rives, my grandfather, really is my personal hero," Granade said during her 2001 Senate confirmation hearing. She denied then that "judicial activism" describes what her grandfather did — or what she might do.

"The issues on which he more or less broke with precedent were ones which really flew in the face of the Constitution," she said. "I think a judge will always be correct if the decisions that he or she makes are consistent with the plain language of the Constitution."

While many Republican politicians in Alabama criticized her ruling last month and tried to link her to Obama administration policies, Granade was appointed to the federal bench by President George W. Bush.

Granade could have stayed her decision pending a final U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Instead, she rejected Alabama's argument that keeping gays and lesbians from marrying benefits the state's children. And after Moore urged judges this week to ignore her ruling, she reiterated that they are bound by the U.S. Constitution to treat all couples equally.

Lee County's probate judge, Bill English, said Friday that Granade's order "makes it clear" he had to open his courthouse doors.

Moore's stand against federal authority surprised no one in Alabama, where the 68-year-old jurist who twice ran for governor burnished his conservative image a decade ago with a losing fight to keep his Ten Commandments statue inside the Alabama Judicial Building.

While Moore again appeared on the losing side Friday, a longtime supporter said the 81 percent of Alabama voters who chose to ban gay marriage in 2006 would appreciate his stand.

"I think this lady judge is scaring the daylights out of these people," Orange Beach businessman Dean Young said. "The people are very thankful that Judge Moore is standing up."
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Be ye not deceived - this is all by design - part of their Hegelian Dialectic scheme to wear everyone out, and get everyone into a "compromise". Yes, this is the last straw they're pulling here.

Chief Justice Roy Moore's defiance to federal government 'places Alabama a step backwards,' says Montgomery probate judge

Montgomery County Probate Judge Steven Reed says he didn't feel any pressure to listen to Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore and not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Moore's order to all probate judges not to issue marriage licenses to gay couples "was a desperate attempt to defy the federal government," Reed said in an interview with Jonathan Karl on Sunday's 'This Week' on ABC.

Reed was the first probate judge in the state of Alabama to publicly say he would issue marriage licenses to gay couples when a federal judge struck down the state's ban on gay marriage, making it legal on Feb. 9.  

"I think that is what places Alabama a step backwards in some peoples' eyes when they see things like this happen - the defiance and the resistance," he said of Moore's actions, "and I think we are on the front side of this and we are on the right side of history when this is concerned."

Reed said he had no hesitation in granting licenses to gay couples. He had made his decision before Moore made his last minute attempt late Feb. 8 to order probate judges not to comply with a federal court order.

"No, there was no hesitation," he said. "At the time Chief Justice Moore had not started bloviating on this topic, and so there was no reason to defy. I didn't ask for his opinion, and frankly didn't need it.

"The federal judge told us what we needed to do, and to me, that was as clear cut as I needed in order to make a decision," Reed continued.

Only nine probate judges issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Feb. 9. Now, a majority of judges are granting the licenses.

Karl said according to polls, the majority of Alabama residents oppose gay marriage.

"Aren't the people of Alabama essentially with Judge Moore on this?' he asked Reed. "Does that bother you?"

Reed said that doesn't bother him at all.

"We are a nation of laws and not of men," he said. "We are sworn to uphold the law in probate court" and the laws of the state and U.S. constitution.

"We understand that we can't bring politics and personal feelings into decisions we make day-to-day," Reed continued.

Reed was asked if the Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage this summer will put an end to the dispute.

"I would love to tell you it would," Reed said, but with Moore at the helm of the Alabama Supreme Court "anything can happen."
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Alabama Supreme Court Blocks Same-Sex Marriage

The Alabama Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered probate judges in the state to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses.

The ruling adds to the confusion surrounding gay marriage in the state. A federal judge found that the state's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional in January. Some probate judges refused to comply with that ruling and Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore said that probate judges didn't have to follow it.

The conflicting orders prompted Elmore County Probate Judge John E. Enslen to ask for clarification from the Alabama Supreme Court, according to WBRC.

Read the Alabama Supreme Court's full decision here.

Below, more from The Associated Press:

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court is ordering the state's probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples.
The all-Republican court sided with a pair of conservative organizations Tuesday in ruling that the U.S. Constitution doesn't alter the judges' duty to administer state law.

The court says Alabama has defined marriage as between only one man and one woman for about 200 years. And it says a federal court used "sleight of hand" in a case that resulted in most of Alabama allowing gay marriage last month.

The Alabama Policy Institute and the Baptist-run Alabama Citizens Action Program asked the court to halt same-sex unions after a federal judge in Mobile said Alabama laws banning them were unconstitutional.
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Be ye not deceived - all of this is a dog and pony show...

Alabama Supreme Court halts gay-marriage licenses

The Alabama Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the state's probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, saying a previous federal ruling that gay-marriage bans violate the U.S. Constitution does not preclude them from following state law, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman.

The all-Republican court sided with the argument offered by a pair of conservative organizations when they appealed a decision last month by U.S. District Judge Callie Granade of Mobile, who ruled that both Alabama's constitutional and statutory bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional.

Six justices concurred in the 134-page opinion, which wasn't signed, but the court's most outspoken opponent of gay marriage, Chief Justice Roy Moore, recused himself.

Immediately after Granade's ruling, Moore told probate judges across the state they were not obliged to issue same-sex marriage licenses. His stance created widespread confusion, prompting some judges to refuse to issue the licenses and others to shut down their operations for all couples, gay and straight, until they could get a clear answer.

Justice Jim Main agreed with the result but said he has concerns about procedural aspects "of this highly unusual case."

In a dissent, Justice Greg Shaw said it was "unfortunate" that federal courts refused to delay gay marriage in the state until the U.S. Supreme Court could settle the issue nationally. But, Shaw said, the state Supreme Court doesn't have the power to consider the issue.

The court released the decision while Gov. Robert Bentley and most state leaders were assembled in Montgomery for the state of the state address. A spokeswoman for Bentley said the administration was reviewing the decision and had no immediate comment.

Joe Godfrey, executive director of the Alabama Citizens Action Program, said he was "very excited" about the decision blocking judges from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

"We are concerned about the family and the danger that same-sex marriage will have. It will be a devastating blow to the family, which is already struggling," Godfrey said.

Godfrey said the decision will give "some stability" in Alabama until the U.S Supreme Court rules later this year. An attorney couples who filed suit to allow gay marriages said the court showed "callous disregard" in the decision and overstepped its bounds by declaring that Alabama's ban on same-sex marriages is constitutional, something the justices hadn't been asked to consider.

"It is deeply unfortunate that even as nationwide marriage equality is on the horizon, the Alabama Supreme Court is determined to be on the wrong side of history," said Shannon Minter, legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights.

The court's ruling Tuesday came in response to a request from the Alabama Policy Institute and the Baptist-run Alabama Citizens Action Program to halt same-sex unions after Granade's ruling.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Proverbs 22:6  Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

You know, I wish these "conservative evangelicals" would look to examine themselves first, and get their own houses in order - before they go out and display their Pharisitical behavior.

1Timothy 5:8  But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

Son of Alabama chief justice charged with drug possession

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The son of Alabama's chief justicewho has made national headlines recently for his efforts to block gay marriage in the state — has been arrested on drug charges.

Court records show 24-year-old Caleb Moore, the son of Chief Justice Roy Moore, was arrested Sunday in Troy and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

Police, responding to a complaint of a possible break-in, found Caleb Moore and four other men near a white pick-up truck. A police report says an officer smelled marijuana and searched the vehicle, where he found marijuana and Xanax pills on top of a wallet containing Caleb Moore's passport.

Court records show that Caleb Moore pleaded guilty in 2014 and 2013 to separate misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arrested when he was 20 on charges of driving under the influence and drug possession but applied for youthful offender status, which allows offenders under 21 to keep the conviction off their records.

Scott Hoyem, a spokesman for the Alabama court system, called the incident a personal matter and said the chief justice was not commenting on the arrest.

Moore is perhaps best known for being removed from office in 2003 after he refused to remove Ten Commandments monument from the state Supreme Court building. He was re-elected in 2012.
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Make no mistake - all of this is scripted and by design...in order to create order out of chaos.

Born-again believers - PLEASE stick to the WORD OF GOD!

Psalms 63:7  Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.
Psa 63:8  My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.
Psa 63:9  But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.
Psa 63:10  They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.
Psa 63:11  But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.

Alabama federal judge declines to lift gay marriage order

(Reuters) - The battle over gay marriage in Alabama heightened on Monday when a federal judge refused to stay her order to a county judge that he start issuing marriage licenses to gay couples.

U.S. District Judge Callie Granade said in a five-page order that Mobile County Probate Court Judge Don Davis must comply with her previous ruling, which found the state's gay marriage ban to be unconstitutional.

Alabama's all-Republican Supreme Court had contravened that ruling earlier this month. It ordered probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, arguing that the ban was constitutional.

The clashing court orders underscore the depth of opposition to gay marriage in socially conservative Alabama. The gay-marriage ban was passed in 2006 by 81 percent of voters.

But the administration of President Barack Obama, along with big business, have come out in support of gay marriage, and oral arguments are scheduled before the U.S. Supreme Court next month on the constitutionality of bans in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee. That hearing comes two years after the Supreme Court invalidated a federal law that restricted benefits to heterosexual couples. Since then, momentum has been building for gay marriages: they are now allowed in 36 states and the District of Columbia, up from 12 before the ruling.

Davis, in the face of the contradictory directives by a federal judge and the state Supreme Court, had halted issuing all marriage licenses, to same-sex and opposite-sex couples, and asked Granade to stay her ruling. She declined.

"Although the court would agree that the developments in these same-sex marriage cases has at times seemed dizzying, the court finds that Judge Davis has not shown that a stay is warranted," Granade wrote in the order.
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Other State officials refuse queerage
Sept 15, 2015
-  Kentucky clerk Kim Davis isnt the only one.  2 other Kentucky county clerks also are refusing to issue licenses.  Local officials in several other states also are refraining from granting licenses or performing ceremonies.   32 other magistrates also refuse.

Smile  In North Carolina, all 4 magistrates in McDowell County have recused themselves from performing civil wedding ceremonies for any couples.  

Smile  In Alabama, 6 county probate judges who oversee the issuance of marriage licenses aren’t providing them to any couples.  Honorable Judge Moore in Alabama stands against sin too.

Washington County probate judge Nick Williams stopped issuing licenses immediately after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June that legalized queerage.  The wicked USSC ruling was - “ill-advised and invalid,” because marriage is a state issue.  “By not issuing licenses to anyone, I’m not discriminating .”
Under Alabama law, probate judges may issue marriage licenses, but aren’t obligated to.

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis
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Why voters are in Open Rebellion
Dec 17, 2015  -  Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, hero to the Republic
In the dead of night after 2 am, Congressional leadership unveiled a more than 2,000 page 'omnibus' year-end funding bill which would fully-fund refugee expansion, sanctuary cities, lock-in tax credits for illegals and quadruple the highly controversial H-2B foreign worker visa being used to replace Americans as truck drivers, construction workers, theme park employees, and in blue collar jobs across the nation.

Chairman of the Immigration Subcommittee Jeff Sessions issued a statement about the bill as it speeds to a vote before it can be read.

Voters see their party’s elites are uninterested in defending their interests but are fast-tracking 0bama’s international trade pact openly hostile to them.
Sessions reminded his colleagues that their duty is the American people, not special interests.

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