Category Archives: Marriage & Family

‘I Do’ and the A.C.L.U. | NYT

Study: 60 percent of Richmond families are single parent, 86% of black families are single parent

“Gay marriage in California: U.S. Supreme Court’s clock ticking to decide Proposition 8″

DC: Humanist Group Applauds Committee’s Approval of Marriage Officiant Bill, But Sees Room for Improvement

MN: Counties tally SSM license requests, clerks ponder “bride,” “groom” dilemma

“Biblical Marriage Not Defined Simply As One Man, One Woman: Iowa Religious Scholars’ Op-Ed” | Huffington Post

    Huffington Post: A trio of Iowa-based religious scholars penned an op-ed in a local paper this week, reminding readers that despite popular opinion, the Bible does not simply define marriage as between one man and one woman. The joint editorial was written by Hector Avalos, Robert R. Cargill and Kenneth Atkinson and published in the Des Moines Register on Sunday. The men teach at Iowa State University, University of Iowa and University of Northern Iowa, respectively.

  • Posted: 06/07/2013
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NJ Ed Commissioner Denies Children Innovative Educational Options

House LGBT Caucus Staffs Up In Pursuit Of Ambitious Agenda

Marriage Is Seen in Poll as an Issue for the States | NYT

“ACLU Extends Deadline Again to Pentagon Plan for Women in Combat”

Author tells personal story, seeks to help others leave polygamous lifestyle

Catholic Bishop criticizes Boy Scouts’ membership decision

    Catholic Culture: Saying that he would “prayerfully reconsider whether a continued partnership with the BSA will be possible,” Bishop Loverde added that “it is highly disappointing to see the Boy Scouts of America succumb to external pressures and political causes at the cost of its moral integrity. Additionally, it seems clear that the result of this policy change will likely not bring harmony, but rather continuing controversy, policy fights, and discord.”

  • Posted: 06/06/2013
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School District Not Liable in Student Bullying, 3rd Circuit Court Rules

Vote on marriage in Ohio won’t come until 2014

Another moral effect of pornography: a warped worldview | Albert Mohler, Jr. at BP

Wisconsin slated to improve voucher funding but provide little expansion to school choice program

Boy Scouts: Sending up the white flag

    The Catholic Thing: Do you know, Scoutmasters, what you have done? You were the last prominent public institution left standing that retained for yourselves some small shred of that forgotten but foundational freedom, the freedom of association. It should have been repugnant to a people loving liberty that anyone would hale you before any court in the land, much less the Supreme Court, to compel you to alter your standards for membership in the Scouts – standards that have gotten fairly lax at that.

  • Posted: 06/05/2013
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WI: Voucher expansion clear hurdles on way to final vote

Families sacrifice to pay for religious schools

Church marriage culture to be aired at SBC

$431,363 Stimulus Project Concludes ‘Gay Fathers’ Have Less Time for Sex

Why Christian Silence on Homosexuality is Not a Virtue | Engage Family Minute

Religion analyst: Homosexual bishop will hurt ELCA even more

Priebus Praises College Republicans’ Report Warning Party

Media spins College GOP Report as disaster for opponents of marriage redefinition

The conjugal view of marriage leaves us just as free for companionship. | Girgis, Anderson, and George

How to Live in a World Where Marriage Is in Decline | Philip Cohen at the Atlantic

Red Lion School District responds to ACLU, will read Issak Wolfe’s legal name at graduation

Black Pastors Cheered in Illinois Win for Marriage

Boy Scouts March In Uniform At Utah Gay Pride Parade

“Southern Baptists To Vote On Recommendation To Cut Ties With Boy Scouts Over Gay Membership Issue”

Bills Would Repeal Michigan’s Defense of Marriage Act

Charter Schools: Modern Education at Its Finest | NCPA Policy Digest

Disney World caters to Gay Days, 170,000 expected

    Orlando Sentinel: Gay Days’ organizers say they expect 170,000 people to participate in some aspect of this year’s event, which started Tuesday evening and runs through Sunday. In addition to visiting Disney World, participants have a range of planned events from which to choose across the tourism district and the rest of the Orlando area, including a Taste of Gay Days restaurant exposition, a charity auction, pool parties and other social gatherings.

  • Posted: 05/31/2013
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“The Boy Scouts Admit Gay Kids: Does It Matter?” | EPPC

    Mary Rice Hasson at EPPC: Let’s be clear: the Boy Scouts’ decision is not a statement about the morality of homosexuality. It’s a decision to “serve every kid.” Premised on the idea that “kids are better off in Scouting,” the “voting members of the National Councilapproved a resolution removing the restriction denying membership to youth on the basis of sexual orientation alone, effective January 1, 2014.” The ban on homosexual adult leaders stands.

  • Posted: 05/30/2013
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“California Gay Marriage Support Rises to Record in Poll”

The Right to Have Sex with a 14-Year-Old? | Maggie Gallagher at NRO

“Boy Scouts in college still fighting for gay leaders”

US mothers increasingly main family breadwinner

US: Primary school kids told to cross-dress for a day

Many Churches begin cutting Boy Scouts ties

National Review Board chair disputes John Jay report, links homosexuality to clerical abuse

“Assessing the Case Against Gay Marriage” | Ilya Somin at Volokh Conspiracy

llinois’ Children Are the Victims in Attempt to Topple Traditional Marriage

“Exxon Rejects Gay-discrimination Ban”

Supreme Court might dismiss Prop. 8 case on a technicality

Boy Scout Backers Launch Effort for New Youth Program

Leading Catholics call for prayer, fasting to fight marriage redefinition

“Colo. House Speaker and Partner Get Civil Unionized”

Exxon stands firm in defiance of the homosexual agenda

The Boy Scouts’ Doomed Compromise

State Roadblocks Could Complicate Marriage Momentum

White House salutes LGBT officials on Harvey Milk Day

“Biden: Jewish leaders helped gay marriage succeed”

Nevada Assembly approves resolution to redefine marriage

Group spent $2 million lobbying for marriage redefinition in Minnesota

Marriage, Obesity In Children Linked, Rice University Study Finds | Huffington Post

“A Puzzling Relationship Between Same-Sex Parents and Gay Marriage?”

Defending the Faith: A case for the traditional view of marriage

Iowa’s School Choice Program Expands

What our words tell us | David Brooks at Daily Camera

    David Brooks at NY Times: About two years ago, the folks at Google released a database of 5.2 million books published between 1500 and 2008. You can type a search word into the database and find out how frequently different words were used at different epochs. The database doesn’t tell you how the words were used; it just tells you how frequently they were used. Still, results can reveal interesting cultural shifts.

  • Posted: 05/23/2013
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More Americans linking homosexuality to birth

Military suffers wave of ‘gay’ sex assaults

Gallup: 72% of Americans Think the Country’s Moral Values Are ‘Getting Worse’

    CNSNews: A large majority of Americans hold a bleak outlook on the state of morality in the United States, as 72% said the nation’s moral values are “getting worse,” and only 20% said that moral values are “getting better,” according to a recent Gallup survey

  • Posted: 05/22/2013
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Tennessee Child Custody Law Favoring Parents Who Can Best Prepare Child for “a Life of Service”

Boy Scout Leaders To Vote On Lifting Ban on Open Homosexuality

“Ohio Church Gets Heat From Gay Marriage Supporters After Celebrating Marriage With Chick-fil-A Gift Cards”

Fla. lesbian cheerleader charged for underage girlfriend

Illinois advocates of marriage redefinition think they have the votes

“Same-sex marriage could take decades to be legal in every state” | Guardian

“Obama Ok Punting Gay Immigration Idea” | AP

Gallup: “In U.S., Record-High Say Gay, Lesbian Relations Morally OK”

“Bans Of Same-Sex Marriage Can Take A Psychological Toll” | NPR

“Gay marriage marching along ahead of Supreme Court justices’ ruling” | Washington Post