Hodges, in which he said he's personally for "traditional marriage" and that he believed same-sex marriage should be left to the states. This vote came before a petition with over 11, signatures opposing its presence on campus was sent to the student council. In an interview on The O'Reilly Factor in August , when Glenn Beck was asked if he "believe s that gay marriage is a threat to [this] country in any way", he stated, "No I don't. The company continues to focus on the fair treatment of all of its customers and employees, but to end confusion gave me this statement. It will likely be a messy ruling that will require time to unpack. It funded only one previously funded group, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Will LCMS pastors eventually be forced, as agents of the state, to perform same-sex marriages?
The temptation will be to run out into the melee, to abandon the home front or to give up all together. This is not true. WinShape contributed grants to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Exodus International , an organization noted for supporting ex-gay conversion therapy. Even when children do not arrive, the differentiated twoness of marriage indicates its inherent structure. Bush reportedly offered to officiate the same wedding,  but has similarly not made a public statement regarding his position on the issue as president, he was opposed. According to the TCRA, Chick-fil-A officials stated in an internal document that they "will treat every person equally, regardless of sexual orientation. I believe that Thomas Jefferson said: In which case, what same-sex couples will have will not be the same as what differently sexed couples now have. There have been times where the stars were aligned and the Court, like a thunderbolt, issues a ruling like Brown v. I am not confident that it has. It will be called marriage, but it won't be marriage as we know it. WinShape Foundation's tax filings showed funding only for its own programs, a Berry College scholarship fund, and Lars WinShape, a home for needy children in Brazil. As NPR's Nina Totenberg reported when the Supreme Court heard the current case back in April, conservative justices had pointed questions for the attorneys: These are both apparently self-evidently bad. We must have these discussions as pastors and as a Synod, and we may even need to make decisions at the next Synod convention in the summer of We stand fast 2 Thess. It is only in the last 15 years that anyone has seriously thought differently. Where this happens, as in the case of declining pagan antiquity, religion and law, poetry and philosophy, life in marriage and family, in the state and society — in short, one sphere of life after another falls sacrifice to the power and curse of the lie. The justices ruled in Obergefell v. But we are called instead to repent, to be ready, to move confidently into the future, come what may. I would like to make the case for traditional marriage as being between one man and one woman; but to do so with some important qualifications. Wisely, our politicians don't listen to surveys on that issue and I agree with them. Dorf, the Robert S. At best, these are arguments from fashion. He's a devout Southern Baptist, just like his father, who founded the company. Obama says the ruling "will strengthen all of our communities" by offering dignity and equal status to all same-sex couples and their families.
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