The right finds a fresh voice on same-sex marriage

Always care, never kill: How physician-assisted suicide endangers the weak, corrupts medicine, compromises the family, and violates human dignity and equality

    The Heritage Foundation: Allowing physician-assisted suicide would be a grave mistake for four reasons. First, it would endanger the weak and vulnerable. Second, it would corrupt the practice of medicine and the doctor–patient relationship. Third, it would compromise the family and intergenerational commitments. And fourth, it would betray human dignity and equality before the law. Instead of helping people to kill themselves, we should offer them appropriate medical care and human presence. We should respond to suffering with true compassion and solidarity. Doctors should help their patients to die a dignified death of natural causes, not assist in killing. Physicians are always to care, never to kill.

  • Posted: 03/30/2015
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Congress should protect religious freedom in the District of Columbia

Love, tax, and wedlock

NYT same-sex marriage advocate claims ‘live and let live,’ but wants gov’t coercion, Ryan Anderson argues

China’s one-child policy: Pro-choice and pro-life must work together to end forced abortion and gendercide

Propaganda war continues in Hobby Lobby aftermath

Friends don’t let friends read Dana Milbank

Proponents of traditional marriage Sam Rohrer, Rick Santorum among speakers at Washington rally

How religious liberty can unite conservatives and libertarians

Ryan T. Anderson: Elane Photography case shows why we must fight against gov’t coercion

National Association of Scholars on Stanford’s “safe space”

Stanford marriage conference protested by LGBT students | Catholic San Francisco

Stanford relents, lifts “free speech tax” on pro-marriage conference

Taking a stand against Obamacare | Heritage

Extend to marriage supporters the same rights Guinness exercised today

Heritage panel: Personal opinion no excuse to abandon marriage laws

    Heritage: “Cuccinelli, who narrowly lost the Virginia governor’s race in November, joined two other legal experts at a Heritage event examining what they regard as a disturbing trend: the willingness of state attorneys general to heed U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s advice – and example – by refusing for political reasons to enforce or defend laws with which they disagree. The Friday afternoon event, called ‘Dereliction of Duty,’ also featured Carrie Severino, chief counsel and policy director of the Judicial Crisis Network, and Ed Whelan, president of the Washington, D.C.-based Ethics and Public Policy Center.”

  • Posted: 03/17/2014
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Obama should not be afraid to talk about marriage

Heritage event on state AG’s failure to defend marriage laws

Ryan T. Anderson interview on same-sex “marriage” and religious liberty

Marriage and Religious Freedom Bill to fight “climate of intolerance, intimidation” | Christian Post

Labrador: Americans shouldn’t lose tax benefits over religious views on marriage | Heritage

A Conspiracy Against Obamacare: The Volokh Conspiracy and the Health Care Case

Heritage Action targets Yellen vote

Activists enlist big business in ENDA push

ENDA Threatens Fundamental Civil Liberties | Ryan T. Anderson at Heritage Foundation

Jim DeMint: We Won’t Back Down on ObamaCare | WSJ

Heritage Foundation ‘In Danger of Losing Its Clout,’ Sen. Hatch Says | CNSNews Video

Christians, Pastors and Politics | Edwin Meese at Christian Post

Heritage Action CEO charts ‘libertarian, populist’ path to GOP victory

ERLC religious liberty panel discussion set

Sex, Redefinition of Marriage Among Ethical Hot Topics During Nationwide ‘Doing the Right Thing Week’ | Christian Post

    Christian Post: . . . according to Ryan T. Anderson, who writes about marriage and religious liberty for the Heritage Foundation, and co-author with Princeton’s Robert P. George and Sherif Girgis of What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense. His co-guest speaker Kellie Fiedorek, litigation counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, also spoke about the implications of an unraveling marriage culture in the United States . . . According to Fiedorek, these cases have ramifications on traditional marriage, especially children, who are impacted by the dismantling of the institution. “Marriage not only has familial impact, but it also has societal impact,” she said, imploring the Rutgers students to be on the right side of history, so that one day a child won’t walk up to them and ask, “why did you choose that I shouldn’t have a mom; why did you choose that I should never get to know my dad.” [more]

  • Posted: 10/03/2013
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CCJ Requests that the Supreme Court Rule in AZ Abortion Law Case

Event today: What does ethics have to do with sexuality, marriage? | Alliance Defending Freedom

As the middle class dwindles, so do marriage rates

Warning: Obamacare May Be Hazardous to Your Health | Heritage Foundation

The Last Stand: The Fight of State AGs to Preserve Federalism | Heritage Foundation

DeMint: If Defunding Obamacare Isn’t Worth Fighting For, ‘Nothing Is’ | Video

Top 2 Myths About Defunding Obamacare | Heritage Foundation Video

Heritage Action says House shouldn’t pass any immigration bills

“Ted Cruz Steals Rick Santorum’s Thunder Among Iowa Evangelicals” | Caffeinated Thoughts

Eyes will be on Iowa as political visitors arrive | The Californian

Trump: The Unemployed ‘Get Better Benefits’ Than ‘The People That Are Working’ | The New Civil Rights Movement

Yes, Threats to Religious Liberty Happen Here | Ryan T. Anderson at Public Discourse

What Must Be Done for the Future of Marriage | Ryan T. Anderson at Heritage Foundation

Heritage Action backs spending bill to stop ObamaCare

Heritage Foundation Becomes a Handful for the GOP

    Wall Street Journal (via Google): For four decades, the Heritage Foundation was a stately think tank that sought to define conservative thinking for Republicans. Now, in one of the more significant transformations in the capital’s intellectual firmament, it has become an activist political operation trying to alter the course of conservative thinking. It now challenges establishment Republican leaders as much as it informs them, making waves in the process.

  • Posted: 07/23/2013
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Chart of the Week: Marriage Guards Children Against Poverty | Heritage Foundation

Can You Opt Out of Your Union Dues?

“Civility, bullying and same-sex marriage” | Ryan T. Anderson at Kansas City Star

Do Traditional Marriage Supporters Deserve to Be Treated with Dignity? | Jim DeMint at Heritage Foundation

“US Court has not legalised gay marriage in America” | Christian Post

Supreme Court Decisions Mean Marriage Debate More Important Than Ever | Jim DeMint at the Heritage Foundation

The Supreme Court’s Marriage Decisions by the Numbers | Heritage Foundation

The Facts on Marriage Laws in America | Heritage Foundation Chart and Analysis

Marriage: Get Equipped for the Supreme Court’s Decisions | Heritage Foundation

The consequences of marriage redefinition | Ben Johnson at LifeSiteNews

Marriage: Consequences of Redefinition | James McGlone at Heritage Foundation

“Ryan Anderson’s uphill fight to change young minds on gay marriage” | Sarah Pulliam Bailey at Washington Post

Reconciling Non-Discrimination Principles with Civil Liberties | Thomas M. Messner at the Heritage Foundation

    Thomas M. Messner at the Heritage Foundation: As the Commission considers the growing problem of conflicts between nondiscrimination policies and the free exercise of religious and moral conscience, the Commission should recall that, in America, “liberty should be the starting point, not a begrudged afterthought, in every context of law and public policy.”[14] In addition to honoring fundamental principles of freedom, protecting the free exercise of religious and moral conscience is one of the “most effective and principled ways to promote social peace and civic fraternity,” especially in pluralistic societies, such as ours, “where consensus is elusive.”[15] In contrast, “when nondiscrimination policies are misused as instruments for the intolerant suppression of religious speech and traditional religious beliefs, then the pluralism so vital to sustaining our political and religious freedoms will no longer exist.”[16]

  • Posted: 06/21/2013
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Marriage, Democracy, and the Court: It’s unconstitutional for activist judges to settle the marriage debate. | Ryan T. Anderson at NRO

Traditional Marriage Movement Gaining Steam

‘Inevitability of Same-Sex Marriage’ Is a Choice We Can Reject | Ryan Anderson at The Christian Post

On Marriage, Inevitability Is a Choice We Can Reject | Ryan Anderson at Heritage Foundation

Religious Freedom: A Civil-Rights Issue | NRO

Marriage Primer | John Stonestreet interviews Ryan Anderson on YouTube

“Mark Regnerus, University Of Texas Professor, Wades Further Into Gay Marriage Debate” | American Independent via Huffington Post

Attorney: Freedoms on ‘collision course’ if DOMA or Prop. 8 struck down | One News Now

The Marriage Debate: What’s at Stake | Heritage Foundation Event Live Stream Today

The Marriage Debate Through a Child’s Eyes | Jennifer Marshall at Heritage Foundation

Marriage: Children, Freedom, and a Crucial Debate | Heritage Foundation (video)