June 26, 2015, Friday — US Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage in All 50 States

June 26, 2015, Friday — US Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage in All 50 States

“Marriages” between two men or two women today were “legalized” in all 50 states of the United States — even in states which had forbidden it up to now — following a 5-4 US Supreme Court ruling released this morning, June 26, 2015. Here is a link to a Washington Post report...

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A Little History Lesson

A Little History Lesson

Not long ago​,​the question about whether or not Orthodox Churches could accept homosexuality as a valid lifestyle came to the fore.  The year was 1983.  A denomination by the name of the “Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches” applied for membership in the association of mainline Protestant churches, the National Council of...

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Ecumenical Patriarch: Cohabitation of Same-Sex Couples Contrary to Gospel

Ecumenical Patriarch: Cohabitation of Same-Sex Couples Contrary to Gospel

The following is an excerpt from the Message of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the 42nd Clergy-Laity Congress in Philadelphia, delivered July 7, 2014. Our Lord, through His first miracle in Canaan, Galilee, blessed the holy sacrament of marriage, in which two persons of different sexes come together...

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Recasting the Clay of Marriage: Supreme Silliness!

Recasting the Clay of Marriage: Supreme Silliness!

The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was passed overwhelmingly by Congress and signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1996. By rejecting certain sections of DOMA, the Supreme Court significantly advanced the redefinition of marriage. Marriage between a man and woman predates both religion and government and is grounded...

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Faith and Nations

Faith and Nations

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:28 Dear Listeners and Supporters of the OCN, For Paul, the paramount follower of Christ there was neither Jew nor Greek. Everyone, no...

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Dark Days and Christian Opportunity

Dark Days and Christian Opportunity

Although asserting that the Court’s decision represents a radical overreach in moral authority, Fr. Hans Jacobse addresses the good news behind the bad news: “I’m convinced of this: We will see great grace that comes upon those who believe, and we will see God working in strong ways to bring...

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Executive Director’s Statement on Today’s Supreme Court Ruling

Executive Director’s Statement on Today’s Supreme Court Ruling

From ABC News: “The Supreme Court handed down two rulings today bolstering same-sex marriage by ruling part of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and allowing a lower court ruling to stand that struck down California’s Proposition 8 ballot initiative, which defines marriage as between one man and one woman....

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