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Chechnya sends in the ‘fun police’: Authorities to attend Islamic weddings to prevent guests enjoying themselves by dancing, getting drunk or firing guns

Daily Mail
By Sarah Dean and Sarah Barns For Mail Online | Published: 04:12 EST, 28 October 2016 | Updated: 05:13 EST, 28 October 2016
Chechnya’s security forces have appointed an official ‘wedding police’ to crackdown on fun at marriage parties in the strict republic within Russia.

Law-enforcement officials will attend weddings to monitor guests’ behaviour, including ensuring no guns are fired, men and women keep at a distance on the dancefloor and the bride doesn’t cut the cake or dance, in keeping with cultural and Islamic traditions.

‘We will set up special working groups, whose representatives will be present at weddings in public places, and check that the demands of a traditional wedding are met,’ a Chechen Ministry of Culture representative told Russian state news agency Tass.

‘If they see clothes that do not match our mentality, or incorrect dance movements, they will intervene.’

The ‘wedding police’ announcement comes after new guidelines were issued last year by the Department of Culture in Grozny, the capital city, to safeguard the ‘spiritual and moral development’ of young people.

In recent years, young people have become increasingly liberal with their behaviour at weddings, neglecting more conservative Chechen traditions, according to Madina Shagidaeva, a member of the city’s culture department.
‘I don’t want to see immoral behaviour,’ Shagidaeva said. ‘I want to see a dress code.’
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Vatican Document Reaffirms Traditional Marriage — Pastoral Approach Towards Gays

From CNS News
July 3, 2014 – 10:13 AM    |    By Lauretta Brown


Pope Francis:  'Matrimony Is a Lifelong Covenant Between One Man and One Woman'

Pope Francis (AP)

(CNSNews.com) – A document released by the Vatican last week reaffirmed longstanding Catholic teaching that marriage is exclusively between a man and a woman, and ruled out same-sex unions as its equivalent.

“There are absolutely no grounds for considering homosexual unions to be in any way similar or even remotely analogous to God’s plan for marriage and family,” Instrumentum Laboris states, quoting a 2003 church document that said  “under no circumstances can they be approved.”

But Instrumentum Laboris also addressed the Church’s need to show compassion towards those with homosexual inclinations. It garnered mixed reviews from gay advocacy groups who said that while they were pleased with the “new, welcoming tone,” they were also “disappointed” that the Church did not change its stance on same-sex marriage.
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Single Mom Pays $8,173 Obamacare Penalty — for a Marriage License

From CNS News
August 15, 2013 – 4:28 AM   | By Terence P. Jeffrey

Obamacare attacks the liberty and financial viability of the traditional family, and nothing demonstrates this more clearly than the system of federal subsidies it puts in place starting next year.

This system rewards people who don’t marry, don’t work and don’t take care of their own children. It punishes people who do marry, work hard and take care of their own children.

Under Obamacare, the federal government orders all Americans to have health insurance. Households with adjusted gross incomes of less than 100 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) will go on government-run Medicaid, and households with adjusted gross incomes between 100 percent and 400 percent of FPL can qualify for a subsidy to help them buy their government-mandated health insurance — provided they do not qualify for Medicaid in their state and their employer does not offer them coverage.

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