Category Archives: Marriage & Family

North Carolina House Passes Educational Choice Program

U.S. Senate Committee Votes Down ‘School Choice’ Amendment, Americans United for Sep. of Church and State celebrates

Indiana’s marriage amendment fight could continue despite Supreme Court cases

Rubio: If same-sex marriage provision is in Senate immigration bill, ‘I’m gone’

Children Need Our Marriage Tradition | John M. Smoot at Public Discourse

Are Pastors Finally Waking Up and Ready to Address Biblical Moral Issues?

    Nathan Cherry at Engage Family Minute: The first thing we need to understand is that the issues of life and marriage are not merely cultural, social, or political issues. They are first and foremost biblical moral issues. They have, unfortunately been so politicized however that many pastors have failed in their duties to preach and teach on these critical issues in light of the Gospel


  • Posted: 06/13/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: engagefamilyminute.com

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Caterpillar Drops Boy Scouts Support Over Homosexual Restrictions

Analysis: Top court’s marriage ruling won’t be last word

A Survey of LGBT Americans: Attitudes, Experiences and Values in Changing Times| Pew Research

The Marriage Debate: The conjugal view of marriage leaves us just as free for companionship.

    Sherif Girgis , Ryan T. Anderson , Robert P. George at National Review: In What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense and in various follow-up pieces, we have argued for several ideas: Reducing marriage to the more general category of sexual domestic partnership is a deep mistake. Marriage — the human good that marriage law should foster — is rather a union of persons at every level (mind, heart, and body) and for the whole of life, inherently oriented to family life


  • Posted: 06/11/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.nationalreview.com

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Lesbian parents start MoveOn.org petition over 14-year-old son’s makeup at school

As Marriage Changes, Should Joint Filing Go The Way Of Ozzie And Harriet?

    Forbes: Any day now, the Supreme Court will rule on whether same-sex married couples have the right to file joint federal tax returns. But Yale tax law professor Anne Alstott has me wondering whether the entire debate over the tax consequences of the Defense of Marriage Act is missing the point.


  • Posted: 06/11/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.forbes.com

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Poll says Californians favor redefining marriage

‘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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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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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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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.catholicculture.org

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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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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.thecatholicthing.org

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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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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.orlandosentinel.com

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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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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.eppc.org

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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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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.nytimes.com

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