No retreat, baby, no surrender

Evangelicals and LGBT acceptance (video)

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

This is not how you win the marriage debate

The kids are not alright: A lesbian’s daughter speaks out

Religious liberty is not freedom from ridicule

    Russell Moore: If we are a free people in a constitutional government, we should expect our government to leave consciences free. We will work for liberty and justice, for all. But that means that we should also expect many free people to jeer at us as crazy or stupid. We will walk with Jesus and bear such reviling, without reviling back (1 Pet. 2:22-23). As citizens, we should expect freedom of religion. As Christians, we shouldn’t expect freedom from ridicule.

  • Posted: 04/20/2015
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Opposing the sexual revolution requires freedom

The culture degrades, but truth endures

How highest N.Y. Court provides a template on prejudice and marriage

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

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

Conservatives to Apple, Inc.: Stand up for LGBT community, cease operations in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria

This is how religious liberty dies – the new rules of the secular left

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

Bake for them two, or walk with the few.

Sorry to disappoint, but the faithful won’t yield on religious liberty

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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Marriage in decline: No big deal? Three reasons Yglesias is wrong

Preach from the rooftops: Evangelium Vitae at Twenty

The girl with two mommies

In the headlong rush for ‘rights’, children are an afterthought

Dolce & Gabbana under fire for defending the traditional family

If you were a fan of “God’s Not Dead” you won’t want to miss “Do You Believe?”

Chipotle’s pork choice – and religious freedom

Emerging countries say internet is bad for morality, study finds

Behold! What Shakespeare’s words on mercy can teach us about Internet shaming

Kara Tippetts, a woman who wrote an open letter to Brittany Maynard, is about to die

How Hollywood can save our families

Catholic school suspends teacher after celebrity Susan Sarandon complains about “anti-gay rant”

‘Justified’ actor Nick Search to direct ‘Gosnell’ abortion movie

Evangelicals are shifting on same-sex marriage, but it’s no avalanche

PCA affirms Biblical marriage

    byFaith: The Office of the Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) has received numerous emails regarding the recent action of the mainline Presbyterian Church (USA) in redefining marriage. On March 17, 2015 the Presbyterian Church (USA) approved language that allows its ministers to officiate at same-sex marriages in its churches. The change comes after the General Assembly and a majority of that denomination’s 171 presbyteries approved an amendment to their Book of Order that describes marriage as “a unique relationship between two people, traditionally a man and a woman.”

  • Posted: 03/18/2015
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Largest Presbyterian denomination gives final approval for same-sex marriage

Synthetic children: Why Elton John is wrong about Dolce & Gabbana

Scientific-sounding excuses for promiscuity

    Aleteia: One of man’s persistent dreams is to find a good reason he can’t help sinning. It started with Adam’s trying to blame Eve. Modern man naturally turns to science for this, and as he has learned more about himself and the world around him, he has also grown more ingenious in finding ways to explain why he cannot help breaking the moral law. On the one hand we have cell phones and brain surgery, on the other sophisticated defenses of sexual treachery.

  • Posted: 03/18/2015
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Choose your own sexual ethics adventure

Isn’t the Christian view of sexuality dangerous and harmful?

“Best. Catfight. Ever.”

Dear Dolce & Gabbana: A letter of support

Dolce & Gabbana: “The only family is the traditional one”

The Supreme Court and same-sex marriage: Is the public ready?

Research release: Youth produced sexual content

Why are Americans happy and religious?

We live in an age of irrational parenting

Southern Baptist leaders highlight benefits of youthful matrimony

Do you believe? What will you do about it?

Same-sex marriage gains rapid support with U.S. public, including conservatives

Your Facebook gender can now be anything you want

How to change hearts on abortion in under one minute

Businesses back same-sex marriage as Supreme Court sets April 28 showdown

After speaking honestly about his religious views, baseball player instructed to only talk sports

Russell Brand is worried about your porn habit. Should you be?

Adopting beauty and dignity

Can there be rational reasons for not supporting same sex marriage?

Blaming the poor: The cruel speech of conservatives who don’t see

    Aleteia: Writing in the English newspaper The Guardian, Lucy Mangan tells of people reacting to her raising money for a home for battered women by demanding, “Why don’t these women just leave?” The obvious answer is that when you’ve been beaten for a long time and psychologically broken down, and have no resources, and are scared for yourself and your children’s safety, and fear you’ll be killed, and most to the point have nowhere to go if you do leave, you can’t.

  • Posted: 03/04/2015
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Same-sex marriage proponents claim “right side of history”

“The Emperor’s New Gender”: Why Pope Francis is speaking out

Why iChristianity will lose the culture war

Why do these six women regret their abortions? “I think about my baby every day”

Six practical tips for having good dialogues (video)

The secret shame of abortion in the church

An insider’s view of the pro-life movement

The implications of extending marriage benefits to same-sex couples

Rob Bell to Oprah: Church is ‘moments away’ from embracing same-sex marriage

The two shall become one flesh: Reclaiming marriage

How to start a productive conversation on abortion

Commentary on NYT: Freedom for cartoons, not for man’s conscience

What ‘Frozen’ says about love in middle America

How a wedding engagement changes Twitter feeds

U.S. Satisfaction with religion settling at lower levels

    Gallup: A slight majority of Americans, 53%, are satisfied with the influence of organized religion in the U.S. This level of satisfaction has changed little over the past three years, but remains down from what Gallup has measured previously — including higher levels measured in 2001 to 2004 — suggesting that Americans’ satisfaction with organized religion has settled in at a new baseline.

  • Posted: 02/13/2015
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Why men are killing themselves