To their credit, the Register didn’t edit a word of my piece, except for the headline. Those of us supporting Chick-fil-A were involved, not because of Chick-fil-A, but as ardent supporters of free speech and religious liberty. So I’m not in love with their headline. Put I’m being picky. As expected, many responders were not happy with my views …

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The NAACP says there is a correlation between gay rights activism and civil rights. The Reverend Keith Ratliff says they are wrong. Reverend Ratliff, pastor of the Maple Street Missionary Baptist Church in Des Moines, resigned his position as a national Board member of this venerable civil rights organization over the issue …

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Perhaps that’s the wrong title for this reflection on this burning subject. A better title might be, “what’s right with gay marriage?” As one person stated: “I’m a Christian. I do believe that tradition and my religious beliefs say that marriage is something sanctified between a man and a woman”…

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QUINER’S DINER: Your Holiness, gay marriage is quickly being embraced by the Democratic Party as a civil rights issue. Is there anything wrong with same sex attractions?

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By Tom Quiner I’m still chewing on the loaded questions thrown at the Republican candidates for President at last Saturday night’s debate. They dealt with gay marriage issues. This is certainly an important issue. But in this Obamanomics-sustained Great Recession, is this the issue, along with contraception, truly the main issues real people want to…

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By Tom Quiner Marriage is … “a covenant or partnership of life between a man and woman, which is ordered to the well-being of the spouses and to the procreation and upbringing of children. When validly contracted between two baptized people, marriage is a sacrament.” The above citation is how the second edition of the…

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