If there is something that clearly can be deduced from last month’s national elections in Austria, it is that the electorate didn’t consider the introduction of sodo-“marriage” a great priority. The parties with the greatest increase in votes were those who clearly stated that marriage is – and should remain – a union between one man and one woman: the conservative “Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) and the national conservative “Freedomite Party” (FPÖ). Having increased their share of votes by aggregated 13%, these two groups now dispose of a solid majority in the National Assembly and look set to form the next government. By stark contrast, the group that – already by picking lesbian activist Ulrike Lunacek as their lead candidate – most aggressively turned sodo-“marriage” into a core part of their electoral program lost more than two thirds of its votes and all of the parliamentary seats it had previously held.
As a result, a parliamentary majority for introducing sodo-“marriage” seems completely out of reach within the next five years. But despite this, it could nevertheless become a reality within the next few weeks.
The reason is that the Constitutional Court (Verfassungsgerichtshof) has, in a surprising about-face, announced that it has doubts regarding the constitutionality of the legal definition of marriage set out in Article 44 of the Civil Code, and intends to subject that definition to an examination ex officio, with the likely outcome that the part of it stating that the two spouses must be “of different sex” will be removed. Continue reading “Austrians don’t want sodo-“marriage”. But their Constitutional Court does.”
A Satanist group in the United States has announced plans to use so-called anti-discrimination laws to force Christian bakers to bake cakes that glorify Satanism.
It appears that this newest attempt to harass Christians is a reaction to the Masterpiece Cakeshop case soon to be considered by the U.S. Supreme Court, in which a brave baker resists the pressure of fanatical LGBT activists who want him to bake a cake for a same-sex “wedding”. As the group says, “because sexual orientation is not a protected class under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, (whereas race and religion are), there is a good chance that the right to discriminate against gay couples will be affirmed as a constitutional liberty.”
And further: “Because religion is a protected class, a baker may refuse service to LGBTQ people, but they may not refuse service based upon someone’s religion. If they aren’t willing to make a cake for same-sex unions, let’s have them make a cake to honor Satan instead.” Continue reading “After the Sodomist cake comes the Satanist cake”
Northern Ireland’s prohibition of gay “marriage” does not violate same-sex couples’ rights, Belfast’s high court ruled Thursday.
The court dismissed two cases challenging the ban, delivering a setback to gay “marriage” advocates in the only part of the United Kingdom still upholding a ban.
Barring same-sex “marriage” in Northern Ireland does not contravene human rights, the judge ruled, “because that right does not exist.”
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Displaying the same lack of backbone in face of the powerful LGBT lobby as conservative parties across the EU, the Maltese National Party (NP) has signalled its intent to go along with the Labour Government’s planned introduction of same-sex “marriage” in Malta. Continue reading “Maltese “Christian Democrats” cave in to LGBT lobby”
Two parliamentary votes on same-sex “marriage” have taken place this week in Germany and Austria. In Germany, the cause of sodomy has triumphed, while in Austria it was once more defeated. Continue reading “German Parliament in favour of sodo-“marriage”. Austrian Parliament against.”
Canon law, i.e. the internal law of the Catholic Church, is not an interest many readers of this blog will share. Nevertheless, the piece published by a renowned canon law expert from the U.S., Ed Peters, is worth reading. This at a time when at Rome Pope Francis has issued a controversial and unprecedented document called Amoris Laetitia, which according to some interprets gives license to another group of public sinners, unrepenting adulterers, to receive the sacraments…
We are all sinners, but not all of us are public sinners. Public sinners are those “who make an objectively sinful state their way of life.”
Christian Lindner, the juvenile leader of the German Liberal Democrats (Freie Demokratische Partei, FDP) has anounced that legislation to introduce sodo-“marriage” will be his party’s condition for forming a coalition with Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) after the upcoming national elections in summer.
Many Germans are regrettably indifferent about marriage being defaced through the introduction of sodo-“marriage” – but aty the same time uncritical support for the LGBT agenda is not something that is likely to draw a lot of electoral support. Continue reading ““Liberals” want to impose sodo-marriage on Germany”