A number of conservative political leaders have made statements against the Supreme Court’s June 26 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, mandating recognition of same-sex "marriage" in all 50 states.
Bishop Joseph Strickland, the leader of the Catholic Diocese of Tyler, Texas, has written a statement condemning the Supreme Court’s June 26 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, mandating recognition of same-sex marriage in all 50 states. Strickland’s letter will be read to parishioners attending at Mass at all churches throughout the diocese this July 4 weekend.
The Supreme Court issued an order on June 29 that temporarily stops the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from enforcing the ObamaCare mandate that employers must provide contraceptive coverage for their employees against a group of Pennsylvania faith-based charities while their suit against HHS continues. The order remains in effect pending final disposition of the plantiffs’ petition to have their case reviewed.
U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen of the U.S. District Court in Brownsville, Texas, who issued an injunction on February 16 blocking President Obama’s executive action to grant amnesty to four million illegal aliens, recently berated Justice Department lawyers for ignoring his order.
“Nearly half of New York City public school students speak a language other than English at home, and more than 180 languages are represented,” stated a June 16 report released by the New York Immigration Coalition’s Education Collaborative, an immigrant advocacy group.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton released a statement on June 28 offering guidance to Texas public officials who seek to reconcile adhering to their religious beliefs with upholding the law following the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, mandating recognition of same-sex marriage in all 50 states.
Flags have always aroused the passions of the people. Like the heraldic emblems often emblazoned on them, flags have long been used in battle to identify the opposing combatants. But why all this fuss over an emblem that is 127 years old?
A report in The Guardian newspaper stated that a research paper authored by a team led by Sarah Ineson at the U.K.’s Met (government meteorological office) concluded that a weak solar cycle could produce “decreases in global mean temperature” by 2050. However, lest the study be used as ammunition to prove that global warming is a natural periodic phenomenon rather something caused by anthropogenic (human) activity, the report is filled with cautionary comments.
In a not totally unexpected move, Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) are exploring ways to reintroduce and pass legislation similar to their bill that was rejected by the Senate by 54 to 46 (60 votes were needed for passage) back in 2013. That rejected bill — which was described as a “compromise” measure — would have expanded background checks to include sales made at guns shows and online in addition to the already-required checks for buyers purchasing firearms made from licensed commercial gun dealers.
Facial recognition software such as that used in law-enforcement TV shows such as NCIS and Criminal Minds is now being used in an unexpected place — in churches.