Tag Archives: Michigan

Archbishop Of Cincinnati: Pray Against The Gays At the Sixth Circuit Court

“The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati will be hearing arguments on efforts to strike down laws against ‘same-sex marriage’ in four states, including Ohio. The law in our state was a constitutional amendment strongly supported by Ohio’s bishops in 2004, and for good reason. Traditional marriage, the union of one man and one woman for life, is …

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Tweet Of The Day – Freedom To Marry

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AP: Today’s Big Day At The Sixth Circuit

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NOM Chairman John Eastman: Marriage Rulings Are Like Living In Stalinist Russia

“We keep making the argument of the importance of marriage, that it takes a man and a woman to make a child and that the state can’t continue to redefine that if civilization’s policy goal is to support families rather than water down marriage to be about any adult relationship. These judges keep saying that’s not what marriage is. Based …

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WEDNESDAY: Sixth Circuit Court To Hear Marriage Cases From OH, MI, KY, & TN

In two days the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in five marriage equality cases out of Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Via the Columbus Dispatch: A same-sex marriage showdown happens in Cincinnati on Wednesday as three federal appeals judges, including two Ohioans, hear marriage cases from Ohio and three neighboring states. It will be the single-largest legal …

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MICHIGAN: Christian Radio Host John Balyo Confesses To Rape Of Second Child

Cornerstone University radio host John Balyo was arrested last month after federal investigators connected him to the rape of an 11 year-old boy. Today Balyo confessed to a second rape. Via the Detroit Free Press: Former WCSG radio host John Richard Balyo admitted today that he and a second man handcuffed a 12-year-old boy to a motel bed, sexually abused …

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MICHIGAN: Bill To Ban “Ex-Gay” Torture Of Minors Introduced In State House

Via Michigan Live: Legislation introduced last week by state Rep. Adam Zemke, D-Ann Arbor, seeks to ban gay conversion therapy for minors. House Bill 5703 would amend Michigan’s mental health code to prohibit health professionals from attempting to change the sexual orientation of anyone under 18 years old. “The evidence shows you cannot change sexual orientation, so the legislation was …

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Michigan Mayor: Atheists Are Like Nazis

Jim Fouts, the GOP mayor of Warren, Michigan is being sued by the ACLU after refusing to let an atheist group set up a booth in city hall next to the Christian outreach group that has been there for five years. “The city has certain values that I don’t believe are in general agreement with having an atheist station, nor …

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Today In Christian Candidates

See those crosses? See that flag backdrop? Obviously, this is a guy that all of Teabagistan can get behind! Or maybe not, depending on how they feel about multiple arrests involving an extremely unusual sexual fetish called “cranking.” Which, perhaps surprisingly, has nothing to do with drugs. (Tipped by JMG reader Ron)

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

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MICHIGAN: Cornerstone University Radio Host Busted For Child Molestation

Federal investigators have arrested a radio host for the private Christian college, Cornerstone University, on charges of child molestation. Charges related to the production of child pornography are expected to be added. John Balyo, 35, of Caledonia was arrested in Gaylord as part of a joint investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Battle Creek Police Department and Michigan …

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Sixth Circuit Court Sets August Date For MI, OH, KY, And TN Marriage Hearings

Via Chris Johnson at Washington Blade: The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has set August 6 as the single day to hear arguments in the five marriage equality cases pending before the court, setting up a historic day for each of the four states in the circuit. In four separate notices on Monday, the Sixth Circuit, which is located …

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Matt is on the road.

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Liberty Counsel: Michigan Marriage Must Be Stopped Or There Will Be More STDs

The Liberty Counsel yesterday filed a brief with the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in which they claim that Michigan must not allow same-sex marriage because it would somehow increase the incidence of STDs. Not only is there no bodily good or function toward which two same-sex bodies can coordinate, but there are in fact inherent harms associated with same-sex …

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Michigan Clergy: Gays Are Our Enemy

Via USA Today: Declaring “the fight is on,” a formidable coalition of conservative Christian groups filed legal briefs in federal appellate court Wednesday supporting Michigan’s ban on gay marriage. Representing potentially millions of worshippers in the state, the Michigan Catholic Conference, the Thomas More Law Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., and a national coalition of Baptists, Lutherans, Mormons and evangelicals …

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MICHIGAN: Woman Tosses Slushie At Anti-Gay Mother’s Day Protester

Wingnut sites are going nuts after a young woman tossed a Slushie at a locally well-known crackpot posing with the above sign on Michigan corner on Mother’s Day. From the anti-gay LifeSiteNews: A woman peacefully holding a sign outside a Michigan church on Mother’s Day was attacked by a pro-gay activist, who threw an ice slushie drink in her face. …

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MICHIGAN: Activists Launch Marriage Equality Referendum Drive For 2016

In March a federal judge ruled that Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. That ruling was stayed pending appeal but not before over 300 gay couples had married. The ACLU then filed suit on behalf of eight of those couples with a demand that the state recognize the marriages conducted during the days in which it was legal. While …

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MICHIGAN: AG Files Regernus-Free Brief To Sixth Circuit Court Of Appeals

Yesterday Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette filed a brief with the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in defense of that state’s ban on same-sex marriage. Notably missing from Shuette’s brief is any mention of debunked social researcher Mark Regnerus, who was brutally slapped down by the judge who ultimately overturned the ban. While Shuette makes the usual tired procreation arguments, …

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MICHIGAN: Sixth Circuit Court Denies AG’s Request For En Banc Marriage Review

The Detroit Free Press reports: The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette’s motion to have a full bench hear his appeal in Michigan’s landmark gay marriage case. Schuette had petitioned for an “en banc” hearing — which means full bench — instead of the standard three-judge panel, but the court determined Monday evening …

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Clip recap: “The lawyer who led the defense of Proposition 8 now says his attitudes are evolving as he plans his daughter’s lesbian wedding. Michigan officials are trying to invalidate hundreds of couples’ marriage licenses, but now those couples are fighting back. And a Judge in Ohio has issued one of the most strongly-worded rejections of a marriage ban to …

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