Showing posts from August 23, 2013


by KEN KLUKOWSKI 22 Aug 2013, 1:10 PM PDT

Today the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled that Christian photographers cannot decline to participate in gay-marriage commitment ceremonies, even though that state does not have gay marriage and the court acknowledged that providing services for the ceremony violated the Christian’s sincerely-held, traditional religious beliefs. This becomes one of the first major cases where religious liberty collides with gay rights, and could now go to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Elane Huguenin is a photographer in New Mexico. She and her husband Jonathan jointly own their family business, Elane Photography. Specifically, Elane is a photojournalist—using a carefully-planned series of photographs to tell a story and convey a message. She is also a devout Christian, who believes that marriage is the union of one man and one woman.

In 2006, Vanessa Willock contacted…

Joseph Smith’s Great, Great Granddaughter. Sister Kimberly Smith's Powerful Conversion This is Kimberly Jo Smith and I invite you to enjoy our new music video, Serenity Blue. This song is about the lives of my great-great grandparents, Joseph and Emma Smith. It is a story about Lucy Mack Smith, a mother who has lost her sons, and Emma, a wife who has lost her husband. It also speaks of David Hyrum Smith, the son who lost the father he never knew. David was born a few months after his father, Joseph was murdered. The song also focuses on the generations of today and the importance of testimony. My son, Bryan Davis and I wrote the song and recorded it in the summer of 2011. It is one of many songs we have recorded about the lives of our ancestors. For more information about us and our music, please visit our website at Video clips from Emma Smith, My Story are used by permission from The Joseph Smith and Emma Hale Smith Historical Society. Here is a copy of the what she touched base on.…