Atlanta fire chief files discrimination complaint after losing his job over a religious book

A couple of items defending the constitutionality of conjugal marriage laws

State high court’s vote affecting Scout affiliation stirs debate anew

Atlanta is burning: A new and ominous threat to religious liberty

Govt ‘sorry’ over Christian group conference ban

A fundamental right to ‘personal recreationism’?

Marriage federalism is popular

Pope to families: Learn to talk to one another again

The legal ingredients to forced baking 2.0

Does Colorado baker’s anti-same-sex marriage cake refusal rise to level of discrimination?

Baker to customer for Bible-shaped, anti-same-sex marriage cake: ‘Do it yourself’

Former fire chief files EEOC complaint against city

Fire chief axed over book files EEOC complaint against city

Atlanta fire chief is fighting back in a big way

Ex-Atlanta fire chief files discrimination complaint against City

Anti-same-sex marriage cake puts legal rivals in odd positions

ADF: Don’t force cake artist who supports same-sex marriage to speak against her beliefs

Named Person legal challenge dismissed – appeal considered

What is the divorce rate, anyway?: Around 42 percent, one scholar believes

Customer files complaint against bakery for refusing to make ideological cake

Why some wedding businesses say ‘I don’t’ to same-sex weddings

Baker faces discrimination complaint for refusing hateful message on cake

Baker faces complaint for refusing message on cake

How should conservatives think about family leave?

Virginia, Illinois again consider bans on reparative therapy for minors

Original sin is problematic

    First Things: According to former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, he was fired for being a Christian. According to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, he was fired for insubordination and poor judgment. And according to the New York Times’s recent editorial, he was fired for speaking of his subordinates as “second-class citizens.” But the argument over the motive for Cochran’s firing and its effect on civil and religious liberties obscures a deeper disagreement over Christian conceptions of sin and the consequences of those ideas in a public work environment. More than a mere difference in theology, this disagreement has dramatic implications for pluralism.


  • Posted: 01/21/2015
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.firstthings.com

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Three views on David Leonhardt’s letter about liberals and marriage

Why mercy matters

Why taking a page out of a U.K. tabloid is good for women

Two Kansas lawmakers push outlawing ‘revenge porn’

Obama first President to say ‘Lesbian, Transgender, Bisexual’ in SOTU speech

Same-sex marriage issue part of push for state religious liberty bills

Fire chief axed after taking a stand for Christ

Sex education in America: How yesterday’s extremists shaped today’s sex ed

Same-sex marriage – Comparing the U.S. and Australia

Fire chief’s ouster beginning of the end for Christians?

School district requires parental permission to join a pro-’gay’ club; ACLU reacts

How marriage makes people healthier

    The Economist: THE link between marriage and better health is well established. Less clear is whether marriage causes good health or vice versa—healthy people may simply be more likely to marry in the first place. In a recently updated paper Nezih Guner, Yuliya Kulikova and Joan Llull of Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona looked at data on Americans between the ages of 20 and 64 in order to try to work out which way the causation runs. Does marriage make people healthier?


  • Posted: 01/20/2015
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.economist.com

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351 studies from 13 nations prove benefits of households with a dad, a mom, and their kids

Justices take up marriage challenges

Incest: The next frontier in ‘reproductive freedom’

New York Times editorialist: ‘Keep your religion in the closet’

Here’s what five Supreme Court Justices have said about same-sex marriage

Has SCOTUS stacked the deck against same-sex marriage in how it has framed the question?

On same-sex marriage, Supreme Court to weigh rights

The new orthodoxy: Why same-sex marriage can and does affect you

    Breakpoint: Activists for same-sex marriage routinely insist that Christians have nothing to fear from their proposals to restructure society’s basic institutions. It simply won’t affect us, we’re told. But when the conflict between same-sex couples’ newly-minted “rights” and Christians’ religious liberty becomes clear—as it has for Christian photographers, florists, bakers, caterers, ministers, and adoption agencies that are expected to solemnize same-sex couples as marriages—the tables turn. Then we’re told that Christians’ right to recuse themselves from celebrations they consider sinful must yield before the superior claim of sexual freedom. Such, said one New Mexico judge, is “the price of citizenship.”


  • Posted: 01/19/2015
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  • Category: Featured
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  • Source: www.breakpoint.org

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What’s the real story on marriage and family trends? Here are 11 findings

Supreme Court to rule on whether states have right to define marriage

Report: New York woman to marry her biological father

Virginia seeks to remove references to ‘husbands and wives’ from state law books; replace with gender-neutral ‘spouse’

Taking up same-sex marriage, but on its own terms

Awaiting Supreme Court marriage ruling

Supreme Court sets stage for historic same-sex marriage ruling

Same-sex marriage: High court sets stage for historic ruling

Same-sex weddings in the dock: US court to rule

Angst about religious liberty in America

Same-sex marriage is ‘ideological colonization,’ says Vatican spokesman

Is the next Roe v. Wade coming? Supreme Court to hear marriage case

Same-sex marriage returns to the Supreme Court

Supreme Court to hear same-sex marriage cases in April

Supreme Court agrees to settle same-sex marriage dispute

Supreme Court will rule on same-sex marriage

Supreme Court to hear marriage challenge: How should Christians respond?

Russell Moore responds to Supreme Court taking up same-sex marriage cases

Is glorifying God a hate crime now?