Views:6632|Rating:3.80|View Time:2:18Minutes|Likes:60|Dislikes:19 Opening August 10th via Blue Fox Entertainment
Church & State is the improbable story of a brash, inexperienced gay activist and a tiny Salt Lake City law firm that joined forces to topple Utah’s gay marriage ban.
The film’s ride on the bumpy road to equality in Utah offers a glimpse at the Mormon church’s influence in state politics and the squabbles inside the gay community that nearly derailed a chance to make history.
Church & State is a story of triumph, setback and a little-known lawsuit that should have failed, but instead paved the way for a U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized gay unions nationwide.
Views:3172|Rating:4.29|View Time:1:8:44Minutes|Likes:42|Dislikes:7 Join us as we interview key contributors to the documentary “Church and State,” James Huntsman, Holly Tuckett, and Mark Lawrence.
This movie is the improbable story of a brash, inexperienced gay activist and a tiny Salt Lake City law firm that joined forces to topple Utah’s gay marriage ban. The film’s ride on the bumpy road to equality in Utah offers a glimpse at the Mormon church’s influence in state politics and the squabbles inside the gay community that nearly derailed a chance to make history.
Mormon Stories is honored to host a private screening of this award-winning documentary which will be held on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Broadway Theater in Salt Lake.
Views:1056826|Rating:4.49|View Time:1:7:19Minutes|Likes:15064|Dislikes:1706 My book, “God and the Gay Christian,” is now in stores. Order it here:
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Matthew Vines speaks on the theological debate regarding the Bible and the role of gay Christians in the church. Delivered at College Hill United Methodist Church in Wichita, Kansas on March 8, 2012. Transcript and translations:
Attorney Charles LiMandri answers a caller who asks if the Church is prepared for a time when it may be forced to perform same-sex weddings.
Charles LiMandri is an attorney, and a native to San Diego California. His trial experience encompasses many areas of civil litigation. He has successfully represented clients in personal injury, business litigation, products liability, medical malpractice, and automotive litigation cases. Additionally, he has successfully handled cases involving insurance coverage, construction, environmental and maritime matters.
Since 1983 LiMandri has tried numerous civil trials to verdict in state and federal courts, and he is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Circle (for obtaining verdicts and settlements in excess of a million dollars) and holds the highest (“A.V.”) ratings for legal skills and ethics (by fellow attorneys and judges) in Martindale-Hubbell national directory of attorneys. He also is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.
LiMandri is included in Who’s Who in American Law as well as Who’s Who in the World. He is one of the select few San Diego attorneys who is a member of both the American Board of Trial Advocates and the National Board of Trial Advocacy (which is certified by the American Bar Association and the State Bar of California).
LiMandri is a frequent author and lecturer who has appeared and been published locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. He has also been a featured guest speaker on radio and television. He is a member of the Board of Editors of the California Tort Reporter and the California Insurance Law and Regulation Reporter, both of which are published by West Group.
He is also a member of the Congress of Fellows of the Center for International Legal Studies based in Salzburg, Austia, and he is the West Coast Regional Director for the Thomas More Law Center based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Thomas More Law Center is a national public interest law firm that promotes and protects traditional family and pro-life values and the religious freedom of Christians, through litigation and educational programs.
Views:689|Rating:5.00|View Time:26:39Minutes|Likes:7|Dislikes:0 “Countering Our Culture” is a sermon preached at the Mountain Creek church of Christ in Chattanooga, TN. Senseless murders in Colorado, July 20, 2012. James Holmes killed 12 and injured 58
Columbine in 1999
Virginia Tech in 2007
Fort Hood, TX — Nov. 2009
Arizona — Gabrielle Giffords — January 2011
Steve Higginbotham: “If one would leave the Century 16 Movie Theater where the shooting took place, turn North on South Sable Blvd, and drive 2.2 miles (according to Google maps) they would arrive at the Mayfair Women’s Center. Here at this center, they perform 12-25 abortions a day.** But now, here’s my question: Where’s the national outrage about this daily slaughter? Where’s the news coverage? Where are the stories about the senseless murder of innocent lives? Where are the stories discussing the potential these individuals could have contributed to our society? What efforts are being taken to stop the perpetrators of such senseless violence? In both cases, innocent lives have been taken, but one is condoned while the other is condemned. In both cases, the victims were unwilling participants, but one is acceptable while the other is unacceptable. In both cases, the murder is perpetuated by a man, but one is called a “Doctor” while the other is called an evil lunatic.”
I. Satan — You Have An Enemy
A. 1 Peter 5:6-10
1. V. 6 Humble– don’t think you’re bullet proof
2. V. 8 Alert — don’t act like life is easy
3. Roaring lion — hungry and powerful
a. Wants to destroy you
B. Eph 6:11-12 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
1. Uses many different weapons against us
C. Satan has great effect on world
1. 2 Cor 4:4 the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving
2. John 12:31; 16:11 the ruler of this world
3. Eph 2:2 prince of the power of the air,
4. 1 John 5:19 the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.
II. Worldliness — One of Satan’s greatest tools
A. Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world
1. Must protect your mind
B. Glenn and Cindy Colley book, Your Mama Don’t Dance
1. If someone being shot or stabbed in street, close shades and call police
2. If sexual behavior, keep kids away
3. But same thing comes from inside electronic
4. “Through this window, the average high school senior has seen eighteen thousand murders. Through this window he has witnessed the abuse of alcohol in an acceptable setting tens of thousands of times. He has heard profanities and obscenities when they were shouted and when they were whispered. He has seen the values and the person of his God denigrated and reviled hundreds of times. He has relaxed beside the window for so long that he is no longer shocked at what he sees on the other side.”
C. James 4:2-8
1. Devil makes it easy and profitable
2. Watch TV — fit in w/ everyone — seem normal
3. We’re in a spiritual war
4. 2 Tim 2:4 No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier.
A. Prov 14:12 There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
B. Happiness and success is the path of most or normal
1. Phil 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.
C. Matthew 5:3-10
1. Poor in spirit
4. Hunger and thirst for righteousness
6. Pure in heart
8. Persecuted for sake of righteousness
Views:18059|Rating:4.76|View Time:8:8Minutes|Likes:101|Dislikes:5 This piece is available for purchase in high fidelity on the Simon Carrington Chamber Singers’ album “Go Song of Mine”:
Melissa Dunphy’s new composition “What do you think I fought for at Omaha Beach?” was selected as the winning work for the 2010 Simon Carrington Chamber Singers Composition Competition. The Philadelphia-based composer’s choral work sets excerpts of public testimony given by a WWII veteran before the Maine Senate in a hearing to discuss the Marriage Equality Bill.
“What do you think I fought for at Omaha Beach?” was performed on May 29, 2010, at Grace and Holy Trinity in Kansas City, MO and First Presbyterian Church in Lawrence, KS. This video is taken from initial footage of the recording session on May 30, 2010, at Blessed Sacrament Church in Kansas City, KS.
The piece was selected from a pool of over 100 submissions, from over 70 composers, hailing from 10 different countries. In choosing the work from a narrowed-down, committee-selected pool of nine finalists, music director and conductor Simon Carrington gave his reasoning behind selecting Dunphy’s work as the winner. “There were plenty of excellent pieces in the sweet-sounding modern idiom which SCCS would make very beautiful, but the strongest (and most individual) piece was Melissa Dunphy’s What do you think I fought for at Omaha Beach? — a bold and highly effective setting of a thought-provoking text.”
PHILLIP SPOONER’S TESTIMONY (excerpted) and TEXT FOR WHAT DO YOU THINK I FOUGHT FOR AT OMAHA BEACH?
Good morning, committee. My name is Phillip Spooner and I live at 5 Graham Street in Biddeford. I am 86 years old and a lifetime Republican and an active VFW chaplain … I was born on a potato farm north of Caribou and Perham, where I was raised to believe that all men are created equal, and I’ve never forgotten that.
I served in the U.S. Army, 1942-1945 … I worked with every outfit over there, including Patton’s Third Army. I saw action in all five major battles in Europe… I was in the liberation of Paris.
(I have seen much, so much blood and guts, so much suffering, much sacrifice.)
I am here today because of a conversation I had last June when I was voting. A woman … asked me, “Do you believe in equality for gay and lesbian people?” I was pretty surprised to be asked a question like that. It made no sense to me. Finally I asked her, “What do you think I fought for at Omaha Beach?”
For freedom and equality. These are the values that make America a great nation, one worth dying for.
My wife and I did not raise four sons with the idea that our gay son would be left out. We raised them all to be hard-working, proud, and loyal Americans and they all did good.
A YouTube clip of Spooner’s testimony can be found at
Views:1824|Rating:3.00|View Time:28:6Minutes|Likes:24|Dislikes:16 The battle between good and evil continues with more and more people lining up with the will of Satan than the will of God. Satan desires to kill, steal and destroy everything and anything that God loves. God created man and woman, he created marriage, he created the family and Satan and his army of demons will lie, deceive, and coerce his way to destroying them. We see his work very prevalent in the United States these days, even in the church. Massachusetts is the first state to accept gay marriage and give it its approval. We can now see the consequences of what happens when Christians do not oversee a moral compass is in place in government and community. We hear so much about separation of “church” and “state,” but what it really means is removing the church and God from our society, not its true intent which was keeping the government from interfering in our beliefs and faith. Massachusetts is now forcing Christians to do things, accept things, and support things that are totally against their faith, beliefs and the Will of God. Complacency is not a way to show our love. It is not how we save lives.
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Views:565|Rating:4.27|View Time:4:40Minutes|Likes:47|Dislikes:8 Evangelical church leaders issued a “Manifesto” condemning same sex marriage. Benjamin Dixon takes them to task in this scathing takedown.
Views:4048|Rating:4.91|View Time:1:6:38Minutes|Likes:108|Dislikes:2 In this talk, Fr. John O’Connor O.P. lays out the destruction, subversion and infiltration of the Catholic Church by revolutionary Marxists and communists as well as Homosexuals.
Father O’Connor shares his experience as a seminarian, and a priest seeing the hierarchy of the church being taken over by “Gay” Sodomite priests, and his prophetic words ring more true today then they ever have. This talk, which was given in the early 90’s, explains how we now have a Pope, who stands by while homosexual couples are blessed, who denies the existence of hell, and who supports communist and marxist ideals within society.
Father O’Connor also exposes the Radical Left-Wing agenda of the subverted, post Vatican II Church, showing how Communist leaders such as Bella Dodd, sent these leftists into our Catholic seminaries, which has brought about an almost near destruction of the Church in the West.
Father John O’Conner was a Dominican priest, born in Chicago in 1929. He studied at Notre Dame University and joined the Order of Preachers in 1949. He obtained degrees in philosophy and theology, and was ordained to the Catholic priesthood in San Francisco in 1955. He taught in Catholic colleges in Madison, Wisconsin and Austin, Texas from 1955 to 1966. He was associate pastor in New Orleans from 1966-1969, and since then, as a Dominican preacher, he has travelled over 300,000 miles over the United States and Canada giving missions and retreats to the laity.