If Love Has Won, Has Marriage Lost? An Orthodox Response to Obergefell v. Hodges 1

By Dr. Vigen Guroian In recent decades, a vehement campaign has been waged in the United States to redefine lawful marriage so that marriage includes couples of the same sex. The argument has been cast principally as a civil liberties issue, and on June 26, 2015, this argument won the day. By a 5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court declared that marriage is a constitutional … [Read more...]

Archpriest Victor Potapov: An Earthquake of Sorts is Taking Place in America

Source: Pravmir.com By Maria Stroganova Father Victor, please tell us how the Orthodox of America reacted to the decision of the US Supreme Court recognizing the legitimacy of same-sex marriage throughout the country? To tell you the truth, we feel like we are in mourning. Of course, no one was surprised that it happened. We all understood that the majority of the Supreme Court would vote … [Read more...]

15 Reasons ‘Marriage Equality’ Is About Neither Marriage Nor Equality

Don't fall for the 'marriage equality' sales pitch. It's a deception. Source: The Federalist By Stella Morabito Same-sex marriage is a notion that contains within itself the seeds of its own destruction. I doubt many have thought this through, with the ironic exception of the elites who have been pushing the agenda the hardest. Most people are weary of it all and going along to get … [Read more...]

Fr. Johannes L. Jacobse: Liberty

I love my country and over twenty years ago I wrote an essay expressing my gratitude to her. It was one of the first pieces I every published and describes immigrating to America when I was a young boy. May God this great country from those who would do harm both within and without. "Wake up," my father whispered. "We're almost there." It was a cold March morning. I was six years … [Read more...]

Chicago Priest Protests Same-Sex Marriage, Won’t Sign Civil Marriage Licenses

By Manya Brachear Pashman Chicago Tribune Source: The Chicago Tribune The Rev. Patrick Henry Reardon is getting out of the civil marriage business. The Orthodox Christian priest on Chicago's North Side says the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalizes same-sex matrimony reinforces his recent decision to no longer sign licenses that make marriages valid in the eyes of the state and now … [Read more...]

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