Jun 27th, 2013 - National News
There were 2 rulings by the Supreme Court Wednesday that will impact marriage. The Court struck down part of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples, and cleared the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California.
There's disagreement about how the Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage will affect Americans whose faith teaches that marriage is only between a man and a woman.
Democratic Congressman Jerrold Nadler of New York says people can still worship as they please and believe what they want.
But Ken Klukowski, director of the Family Research Council's Center for Religious Liberty, says faith affects every aspect of how people live their lives. He worries that the rulings will prompt discrimination lawsuits against Christians who refuse to support same-sex marriages.
A Christian advocacy group says the Supreme Court's gay marriage rulings could lead to legalization of polygamy.
Ken Klukowski, director of the Family Research Council's Center for Religious Liberty, says he sees nothing in the court's reasoning on gay marriage that would prevent polygamous families from also demanding full recognition.
He notes that polygamy already is legal in dozens of Muslim countries, and that American polygamists have asked a federal court to find Utah's ban on multi-partner marriages unconstitutional.
An evangelical leader says churches that oppose gay marriage should warmly welcome same-sex couples and their children in the wake of Wednesday's Supreme Court rulings.
The Rev. Rob Schenck, chairman of the Evangelical Church Alliance, says the decisions should prompt churches to "look at the reality of same-sex couples and families differently: through the lens of God's love."
Schenck says while churches may continue to believe and teach that marriage is only between a man and a woman, they also should recognize that "the gospel is open to all, regardless of their sexual orientation or the configuration of their families."
Dec 9th, 2013 - Local News
(Mlive)- OLIVE TOWNSHIP, MI — An Ottawa County farmer is recovering from injuries received during a farming accident this weekend.
Timothy Eric Vanderzwaag, 38, of Holland Township, was injured w...
Dec 6th, 2013 - Local News
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Western Michigan University plans to become tobacco-free starting Sept. 1 as part of a broader effort to improve the health of the campus community.
The Kalamazoo school's...
Dec 9th, 2013 - State News
NORTON SHORES, Mich. (AP) — Legislation is being announced that would require Michigan gas stations open after 11 p.m. to have two employees working or to install security cameras.
The bill sched...
Dec 6th, 2013 - State News
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A new center at Michigan State University aims to look for better ways to preserve roadways.
The school's Transportation Center on Highway Pavement Preservation will le...
Dec 9th, 2013 - National News
— A storm that crept across the country bringing snow, ice and miserable road conditions is heading toward New England as more wintry weather was expected to persist in making it hard on air travele...
Dec 6th, 2013 - National News
— A storm that's already dumped up to 2 feet of snow in parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin has draped many communities in skin-stinging cold.
Winter storm and ice warnings are in effect through muc...
Dec 9th, 2013 - International News
— South Africa's parliament has begun a special session honoring Nelson Mandela.
The session began Monday afternoon in Cape Town, with an announcement that members of Mandela's family were sittin...
Dec 6th, 2013 - International News
— There's a makeshift shrine of flowers and candles outside the old Soweto home of former South African President Nelson Mandela. Mandela died yesterday at age 95. One man says when Mandela was free...
Dec 9th, 2013 - Sports News
Michigan State and Stanford have been selected for the Rose Bowl's centennial. The #4 Spartans will face the #5 Cardinals on Jan. 1 in the 100th edition of the Rose Bowl game. Michigan State upset O...
Dec 6th, 2013 - Sports News
More than 30,000 tickets have been sold for the Grand Rapids Griffins outdoor hockey game against Toronto on Dec. 30th at Comerica park. The Griffins said more than 10,000 seats remain and you can re...
Nov 7th, 2013 - Health News
DETROIT (AP) — More than half of child booster seats that went on sale this year earned a top rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The institute, which is funded by insurers, r...
Sep 30th, 2013 - Health News
CHICAGO (AP) — The government's latest infant bed-sharing numbers are out leaving health officials concerned.
The percentage of babies sleeping with parents or another child more than doubled...