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Speaking of the investigation of abuse in New Tribes Mission schools conducted by the investigative team known as GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment), Steffen said: “I’m hoping [GRACE] shines the spotlight on groups that are very controlling, very behavior-oriented, rather than those things I think are important in Christianity, like grace, and hope, and love.These groups focus instead on what you wear and don’t wear, and how you talk and whether you’re submissive to your husband.

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Surely not the encouragement of procreation, since the sterile and the elderly are allowed to marry,” Scalia wrote back in 2003, in “What justification could there possibly be for denying the benefits of marriage to homosexual couples?“The only thing that will ‘confine’ the Court’s holding is its sense of what it can get away with.” After the majority decision “arms well every challenger to a state law restricting marriage to its traditional definition.” In Pennsylvania, Judge John E. Recent Stories on Constitution Daily What to expect at the Supreme Court on Thursday morning Supreme Court Scorecard (Updated June 24): The big decisions due this month Can states really ban the burning of the Confederate flag?n November 2012, Bob Jones University, the longtime flagship institution of fundamentalism, announced it had hired GRACE (short for Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment), an independent group of evangelical lawyers, pastors, and psychologists, to investigate the university’s handling of sexual-abuse and -harassment reports.Bob Jones officials said they were taking the step after watching the pedophilia scandal unfold at Pennsylvania State University the previous year.

They vowed to ask forgiveness of any students they may have “underserved.” In truth, the origins of the investigation were closer to home.

” Again in 2013, it was Scalia’s words opposing Kennedy’s decision in opinion, explicitly said the Court’s decision wasn’t ruling on same-sex marriage as a constitutional right. “The real rationale of today’s opinion, whatever disappearing trail of its legalistic argle-bargle one chooses to follow, is that DOMA is motivated by ‘bare … How easy it is, indeed how inevitable, to reach the same conclusion with regard to state laws denying same-sex couples marital status,” Scalia said in 2013.