Category Archives: Marriage & Family

Cruz to pastors: ‘Uphold sacrament of marriage’

The revolution devours all

Ducey: Arizona same-sex couples can again adopt, foster together

Marriage, self-government, and civility

“We must restore honor to marriage and the family,” says Pope Francis

The defense of marriage and the right of religious freedom: Reaffirming a shared witness

Bobby Jindal: I’m holding firm against same-sex marriage

On marriage, we will not render to Caesar what is God’s

How Christianity invented children

    The Week: Today, it is simply taken for granted that the innocence and vulnerability of children makes them beings of particular value, and entitled to particular care. We also romanticize children — their beauty, their joy, their liveliness. Our culture encourages us to let ourselves fall prey to our gooey feelings whenever we look at baby pictures. What could be more natural? In fact, this view of children is a historical oddity. If you disagree, just go back to the view of children that prevailed in Europe’s ancient pagan world.

  • Posted: 04/23/2015
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Little Rock approves anti-discrimination protections

Former North Carolina magistrates sue over same-sex marriages

The fall of fertility: How redefining marriage will further declining birthrates in the United States

Poll: Americans say there’s no turning back on same-sex marriage

We should speak to the homosexual as we do to the divorced

Man-woman marriage laws do not infringe gays’ and lesbians’ liberty

Francis defends covenant between man and woman

ERLC calls for us to #PrayForMarriage

Why states should get to decide on whether to redefine marriage

This is not how you win the marriage debate

Judicially mandating same-sex marriage would put the US at odds with the Western world

Obama’s transgender therapy ban: A travesty of compassion

Rubio: “Same-sex marriage is not a Constitutional right”

The shunning of Ryan T. Anderson: When support for same-sex marriage gets ugly

A defense of Ryan T. Anderson, marriage’s Don Quixote

Republican candidates say whether they’d attend same-sex wedding ceremonies

    The Atlantic: For two other candidates, the question isn’t hypothetical. Scott Walker opposes same-sex marriage, but he attended the reception of a family member’s wedding—though not the ceremony. John Kasich also opposes marriage equality, but he has plans to attend one soon. The Ohio governor’s explanation is straightforward: “My friend knows how I feel about the issue, but I’m not here to have a war with him. I care about my friend, and so it’s pretty simple for me.”

  • Posted: 04/21/2015
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The kids are not alright: A lesbian’s daughter speaks out

Just the facts, ma’am: Rebutting the false “inevitability” narrative

PS, Justice Kennedy: Same-sex marriage isn’t good for kids

Children raised by same-sex couples may do worse when the couples marry

Preview on same-sex marriage — Part IV, Supporting the states

Preview on same-sex marriage — Part III, Supporting the couples

Preview on same-sex marriage — Part II, The states’ views

Preview on same-sex marriage — Part I, The couples’ views

Commentary: ‘Accommodation’ is not a dirty word

New Jersey reparative therapy ban is upheld over boy’s challenge

Third Circuit again rejects challenge to New Jersey reparative therapy ban

The jujitsu of same-sex marriage

    First Things: There has been no want of “writing on the wall” about the upcoming cases on marriage. Justice Clarence Thomas could not help but remark on the point that a majority of his colleagues had already, and gracelessly, signaled their “intended resolution of that question.” And yet, writers and lawyers on both sides continue to expend their genius in writing briefs for the Court, clinging to the possibility that the words they set down may yet tip the balance.

  • Posted: 04/17/2015
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Same-sex weddings: What would Rick Santorum do?

American views of same-sex marriage are divided by faith and friendship

Chart: Amicus briefs from opponents of same-sex marriage

The right finds a fresh voice on same-sex marriage

Redefining marriage would put kids of heterosexuals at risk

California Appeals Court: No duty to warn congregants of child molester

How your marital status affects your taxes

Judge cuts legal fees in Alaska same-sex marriage case

“Conservative’ judicial activism for same-sex marriage: With amici like these, who needs enemies?

The Christian baker’s conscience

The culture degrades, but truth endures

Christians as homophobic bigots – every good fairly tale needs a big bad wolf

Obama calls for laws banning conversion therapy

Progressives spurn science in denying emotional harm caused by same-sex parenting

    Aleteia: When a British science journal published an American study in January showing that emotional problems are more than twice as prevalent for children with same-sex parents than for children with opposite-sex parents, nobody expected the author, or the journal editors, to escape criticism. The “consensus” within the social science establishment is that the kids being raised by same-sex couples are doing fine, and will do even better if these parents are allowed to marry. Any researcher who finds anything different must be wrong, incompetent and homophobic.

  • Posted: 04/09/2015
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Obama calls for end to ‘conversion’ therapies

What’s a conscience worth?

Obama calls for end to ‘conversion’ therapy for youths

Colorado Senate kills bill to ban conversion therapy for minors

Gordon College accuses activists of discriminating against its Christian students

No right to Bible-themed cake, court rules

Naive young evangelicals and the illiberal DNA of the gay rights movement

Must Christianity change its sexual ethics? History may hold the key

Celibate gay Christian leader urges faithful to ‘normalize’ committed friendships

Chaplain Alliance defends conscience at Supreme Court

Kirsten Powers: Same-sex marriage debate’s sore winners

Heads LGBTs win, tails Christians lose

Cyberbullying is wrong – but so is adultery

Mormon leaders laud ‘traditional families,’ warn against ‘counterfeit’ lifestyles

A note from Creator Cakes

Fund raises $840,000 for Memories Pizza after attacks over same-sex marriage views

First, they call us bigots…

Tim Cook, mainstream media, and the LGBT brigade

Hyping same-sex marriage deep in the heart of Texas

    First Things: Texas is a big place, and as Robert Wuthnow has recently reminded us in Rough Country: How Texas Became America’s Most Powerful Bible-Belt State, it has an oversized role in matters of religion and politics. That is one reason why the recent Texas Monthly cover story of falling head over heels for gay marriage struck me as significant. Now, a month later, the reviews are in. The April “Roar of the Crowd” letters section describes a “voluminous inrush of response,” often including the magazine itself, returned in protest. The staff seems likely, however, to take the rebuke as a badge of honor.

  • Posted: 04/01/2015
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