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Instead of demanding that gay bakers make hateful cakes (which he never sees the rhetorical problem with), he says that it would be rhetorically more productive to ask them to cater conferences for the anti-same-sex marriage position.,This was the law broken in the 2012 Masterpiece Cakeshop case in which a Christian baker refused to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding.,On the other hand, a baker breaks no law when refusing to cater a National Organization of Marriage conference against same-sex marriage or a Westboro (“God Hates Fags”) Baptist Church picnic.,Thirty years from now, the predominant Christian message on this subject will celebrate Christian leaders who took the tough stand to embrace homosexuals and accept same-sex marriage.,The point here seems to be that Christians can’t forget the biblical reasons to reject same-sex marriage.

REDDING, CT — Christine E. Hansen (nee Daniels), 48, of Redding, passed away on December 3, 2018 at Danbury Regional Hospice after a 5 year battle with breast cancer.,She also served as a Eucharistic Minister at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Redding.,Christine is survived by her devoted husband Tom, as well as her pride and joy, son Connor of Redding, son Matthew and daughter-in-law Laura of Fort Sill, OK, daughter Kristyn of New Haven, her beloved dog Kirby, mother Diana Daniels of Redding, brother Greg Daniels of Fairfield, father and mother-in-law Robert and Nancy Hansen of Bethel, brother-in-law Robert Hansen, Jr. and sister-in-law Brenda of Shelton, maternal grandmother Elizabeth Daniels of Sherman, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.,A Memorial Mass for relatives and close friends will be held at St. Patrick Church in Redding on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.,To offer online condolences to Christine's family, please visit www.boutonfuneralhome.com.

Friday, Dec. 28 Animal Detective 11 a.m.; Westerly Public Library, 44 Broad St., Westerly.,Monday, Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve Magic Show 11 a.m.; Westerly Public Library, 44 Broad St., Westerly.,Roger Ceresi’s All Starz: New Year’s Eve 8 p.m.; Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly.,The Groton Public Library will celebrate New Year’s at noon with a ball drop, music, activities, and crafts for children of all ages.,Wednesday, Jan. 2 Exhibit opening 5 to 7:45 p.m.; Westerly Public Library, 44 Broad St., Westerly.

From All-Ireland finals to All-Ireland Leagues, St Patrick's Day to St Patrick's Athletic, David Mahedy has seen it all.,Limerick beat everyone to win the league and almost beat Real Madrid at home; Mahedy's methods were already attracting attention.,Ryan had succeeded the popular Phil Bennis; Ballybrown and Patrickswell weren't exactly bedfellows and, initially, influential figures like Ciaran Carey and Gary Kirby were suspicious of Mahedy's colourful, cosmopolitan background.,And so they did, all winter of '95; the Maguire's Field in UL whereon he now gazes was to the Limerick hurlers what the Crusheen hill was to Clare.,We lost three in a row once but the players didn't understand we were still on target to win the league," Mahedy says.

But the widening gap between the entitled pathway athlete and the player honed over long years in the traditional club system helps explain the existential crisis that has gripped Australian cricket.,The story of Australian cricket's ignominious summer in the men's game has been viewed through that prism of 'culture' and, by extension, its impact on the international team's behaviour and now performance.,Yet while there have clearly been administrative failings there is also good reason to believe the Australian team's problems are the symptom of a more widespread disease – the cultural and even moral void created when the best young athletes are invested with the kind of queue-jumping entitlement once reserved for celebrities at crowded nightclubs.,Cricket's mistake in Australia has been to pole vault 'potential stars' over the pile of club, grade and even state cricketers into futures leagues and elite squads, gambling that these superior athletes could make the early-age transition to international cricket that only the very best players had previously achieved.,This mistake is compounded by the misguided search for the powerful 'all format' athlete, rather than the player with the technique that would give him the grounding to eventually master other forms of the game.

Amazing grandma rocks a bikini bod

Marinez de la Torre-Burnett has positively influenced thousands of followers all around the world., Though Burnett started bodybuilding only in 2014, she already won several major awards as a competitive bikini class bodybuilder, including five NPC (National Physique Committee is the largest amateur bodybuilding organization in the United States) Master’s class titles., Marinez de la Torre-Burnett: My motivation to compete is partially from a passion for the sport of bodybuilding and because through competition I get a platform to spread my message., I have already encountered several amazing transformations of people who never joined a gym until they are over 40 yet with passion and commitment they can overhaul their bodies into their best form ever., * * * read more