Thrice-Married Donald Trump: “I’m for Traditional Marriage”

During an interview that took place before Friday’s Supreme Court decision but aired this morning, CNN’s Jake Tapper asked GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump what he would say to gay and lesbian couples who think of him as a hypocrite for being married multiple times while claiming to advocate for traditional marriage:

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What the Marriage Equality Decision Looked Like in Puerto Rico

Same-sex marriage is now legal in all fifty states, which you all know because of the rainbow images all over your Facebook feed. But U.S. territories saw their laws change on Friday, too, and the cultural and political effects of the decision in those sometimes far-flung parts of America has been tremendous.

Judging from news reports, most of the 3.5 million Americans in Puerto Rico — more U.S. citizens than in Mississippi or Utah — are ecstatic that same-sex couples can now be legally married there.

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Anti-Gay Christian Has Questions for Marriage Equality Supporters, But He Doesn’t Care to Hear Your Answers

Samuel James is the Communications Specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (of the Southern Baptist Convention). The last time we talked about him, he was telling Christians not to call out fellow Jesus-followers when they did something awful/embarrassing because it would hurt the brand.

His most recent post, about the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling, is equally pathetic.

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It’s Not Too Late to Partake in This Historical Moment!

There’s a widespread and pretty much true idea that everybody of my generation remembers exactly where they were and what they were doing when they first heard that President John Kennedy had been shot. Yes, I do, in vivid detail. My eighth grade English class spelling test was interrupted by the school principal who had come in to tell us the terrible news. The word our teacher had just told us to spell was the word “extraordinary.” I saved that incomplete spelling test with that last word, but over the years I lost it. No matter. The memory is far more indelible than the ink on the paper.

Since then, the precise moments of important historic events that were less shocking and painful I don’t recall as intensely unless I was somehow involved with them. I remember them if somehow I was taking part on the stage, even if only as an extra in the background, instead of just a passive observer in the audience.

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Unvaccinated Child in Spain Dies from Diphtheria

Earlier this month, I posted about a couple in Spain that didn’t get their six-year-old vaccinated even though it would have been free. That child was later admitted to the hospital with diphtheria, which hadn’t been seen in the country since 1986.

The parents later said that they were “tricked” by anti-vaccination groups and would have gotten the vaccination if they just had proper information.

But it’s too late now. I’m sorry to say that the child died yesterday morning:

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