Picture this: The scene is Des Moines, Iowa, 2011. A joyous and excited engaged couple, in preparation for their upcoming nuptials, entered Victoria Childress’s home bake shop for a taste testing appointment for their wedding cake. The tradition of the wedding cake dates back centuries.
The small Alabama town of Bay Minette has come up with a rather peculiar plan of giving convicted non-violent offenders a choice between incarceration and paying a fine or attending church every week for a year, what some are calling choosing between “lockup and the
The very first thing that caught my eye as I entered the grounds of the Iowa Republican Party Presidential Straw Poll were three young children, I would guess between the ages of 4 -7, wearing day-glow orange baseball caps with “NRA” scrawled atop, and round
Back in December 2010, President Barack Obama supported the concept of “Civil Unions” for same-sex couples, and while he said his position was still “evolving,” he was not yet on board with full marriage equality. This “evolving” (devolving?) position seems to contradict a survey bearing
Homosexual behavior violates the commandments of God, is contrary to the purposes of human sexuality, distorts loving relationships, and deprives people of the blessings that can be found in family life and in the saving ordinances of the gospel. Those who persist in such behavior
If we look at research reports, the U.S. military and larger society appear ready now to “allow” lesbian, gay, and bisexual people to serve openly in the armed forces. A Pew Research Center poll released earlier this month found that 58% of U.S.-Americans favor repealing
What can clearly be referred to as a continuing epidemic, within only the past few weeks, a number of gay young men have taken their lives by all indications as a result of the unrelenting homophobic taunts, harassment, and attacks they had to endure by