“N.M. Supreme Court: Photographers Can’t Refuse Gay Weddings” | Christianity Today

“Photographers Discriminated Against Gay Couple, Court Rules” | WSJ

Losing the Battle. Winning… | RedState

“NM Supreme Court: Christian photographers must shoot gay ‘commitment ceremony’” | LifeSiteNews

“Court: Photographer who wouldn’t work a gay wedding violated anti-discrimination law” | ABA Journal

Refusal to photograph New Mexico same-sex couple ruled illegal | Townhall (Reuters)

“N.M. court: Christian conscience discriminates against gays” | World Magazine

“New Mexico Court: Christian Photographer Cannot Refuse Gay-marriage Ceremony” | Ken Klukowski at Breitbart

The moment of truth is coming | Kelly Boggs at Baptist Press

“Court rules against photographer in gay bias case” | Santa Fe New Mexican (AP)

“Christian Photographer Loses Gay Wedding Case” | CBN

“NM Supreme Court: Christian Photographers Can’t Refuse Gay Weddings” | Christian Post

Religious Liberty, Artistic Freedom Rollback In New Mexico | Rod Dreher at the American Conservative

Judges order Christians to work for ‘gays’ | WND

UK: Christian Girl Guide leaders risk explusion for refusing to drop God from promise

New Mexico Photographer Loses Discrimination Case | Dale Carpenter at the Volokh Conspiracy

NM Supreme Court to Christians: There is a ‘price’ for your beliefs

Via Surrogacy, Some Men Opt To Become Single Dads

Is marriage becoming a status symbol in America?

Common Core: A Threat to Catholic Education | Phyllis Schlafly at Crisis Magazine

Calif. moral drift ‘soon’ will be nationwide | BP on Townhall

‘Right Side of History,’ or Primed to Say Yes? | Mark Regnerus at NRO

    Mark Regnerus at NRO: Here is what the Rice study’s authors say they discovered: First, they found less support for same-sex marriage than polls like Gallup and CNN tend to find. In fact, in 2012, 53 percent of those surveyed agreed that the only legal marriage should be between a man and a woman, while 13 percent sat on the fence, and 33 percent disagreed with the statement. Second, they detected no statistically significant change in overall sentiment on same-sex marriage over those six years.


  • Posted: 08/21/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.nationalreview.com

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When servants behave as rulers | Ben Carson at Washington Times

“Civil Rights Includes Gays 50 Years After March” | AP on CNS

“Islam’s ability to empower is a magnet to black British youths” | The Guardian

Russian Minister: Homosexual relations like drug abuse, we want to protect our children

Hemant Mehta on rising atheism among millenials: ‘It’s not that Christianity is unpopular, it’s that it’s untrue.’

    Raw Story (carries CNN video): “Not all the millenials who are leaving church are necessarily flocking to atheism. But if you ask young people, if you ask millenials what comes to mind when they think of Christianity, when they think of the church, they will tell you it’s anti-gay, anti-doubt, anti-woman, anti-science, anti-sex education,” Mehta said. “We all know what the church is against, and we really don’t care what the church is for when you have that much baggage.”


  • Posted: 08/20/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.rawstory.com

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Multiple partner relationships could become norm, says BBC

The Longer Hispanics Experience U.S. Culture, The Less Socially Conservative they Become | Barna Group

Why Not Treat Marriage like a Test Drive? | Kellie Fiedorek at Townhall

To Oklahoma’s American Indian tribes, Veronica is a battle cry for cultures

“The Quiet Gay-Rights Revolution in America’s Churches” | The Atlantic

    Molly Ball at The Atlantic: Gradually, and largely below the radar, religious Americans have powered this momentous shift. In 2004, just 36 percent of Catholics, the Christian sect most supportive of gay marriage, favored it, along with 34 percent of mainline Protestants; today, it’s 57 percent of Catholics and 55 percent of mainline Protestants. Even among white evangelical Protestants, the most hostile group to gay marriage, support has more than doubled, from 11 percent in 2004 to 24 percent in 2013. “This debate has gone from a debate between nonreligious and religious Americans to a debate dividing religious Americans,” said Robert Jones, CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute, who has closely tracked the evolution in public opinion.


  • Posted: 08/16/2013
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  • Category: Featured
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  • Source: www.theatlantic.com

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Why Is It So Difficult to Discuss Marriage?

    Jean Bethke Elshtain at Public Discourse: Americans have lost ways of talking about their commitments and what gives their lives meaning, except in and through a subjective kind of rights-talk. Other “languages” central to the American political tradition—civic republicanism or a rich scripturally-inspired language (here all one need do is read Abraham Lincoln’s great speeches)—have faded as rights-talk has triumphed.


  • Posted: 08/16/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.thepublicdiscourse.com

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Girl challenges ban from Ohio school football team

Divorce Study Shows That Couples With Longer Commutes Are More Likely To Divorce

Conservative Christianity and the transgender question | Russell D. Moore at Washington Post

FRC’s Leo Johnson: Showing The Love

Economic Independence Is Transforming India’s Marriage Culture

Has marriage gotten too expensive?

Women More Likely Than Men to Support Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks

85% Think Christian Photographer Has Right to Turn Down Same-Sex Wedding Job | Rasmussen

BBC to air kids’ show on ‘gay marriage’

The more siblings, the longer your marriage will last

Sen. Marco Rubio: Prayer in Congress proves freedom of religion

“Conservative Christians try to build a new national scouting organization after Boy Scouts of America votes to accept openly gay members” | Dallas Morning News

“Nigerian bishops warn against legalization of same-sex marriage”

Santorum challenges Tea Party’s focus on economic issues

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

UK: No. of over 60s getting divorce up by three quarters

A high divorce rate means it’s time to try ‘wedleases’

Hispanics lean strongly Democratic regardless of place of birth, Gallup finds

Abortion Polls Test the Conscience of a Church

“Abortion and gay rights: Wisconsin looks like a red state”

Will the Millennial generation have the lowest marriage rate in history?

    Helen Smith at PJ Media: Add this all together and marriage is not in the cards for many men today, or is so stressful, it is only for the more educated and affluent who can delegate some of these tasks to others. With fewer career prospects and higher expectations of marriage, the average guy this age may just opt out and decide that marriage is not an option. And divorce is more expensive than ever and filled with more uncertainty for men.


  • Posted: 08/08/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: pjmedia.com

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“Gay marriage and U.S. evangelicals: conciliatory tone, traditional doctrine”

Washington Post Gets it Wrong on Freedom, Homeschooling | Scott Woodruff at HSLDA

Redefine Marriage, Debase Language? | Ryan T. Anderson at NRO

Black Conservatives, Pastors and Concerned Citizens to Gather in Chicago Suburb to Discuss Plight of the Black Family

Arab elites push back political Islam

Pediatricians should decorate office with pictures of gay couples: Medical group

UK: Fear of intolerance ‘stops children playing out’

Gallup: Most in U.S. Want Marriage, but Its Importance Has Dropped

Pew Study: More Millenials Are Living With Parents

More U.S. companies buckle under LGBT pressure | World Magazine

Portsmouth Bishop on England’s New Definition of Marriage

American women who attend religious services have the largest families, study finds

Why are millennials leaving church? Try atheism

These Stats Paint the Right Picture | Nathan Cherry at the Engage Family Blog

Who Am I to Judge? The Pope, the Press, and the Predicament | Albert Mohler, Jr.

Return to paganism increasing in England

4 Reasons Being Happily Married Could Make You A Better CEO | Forbes

    Steve Cooper at Forbes: One thing that has been consistent over the years, however, is how beneficial a happy marriage is to a person’s health—including mental, physical, financial and other ways. If you really want to excel in the boardroom, take care of your needs and responsibilities in your own living room first. Here are four reasons that being happily married could make you a better CEO.


  • Posted: 07/31/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.forbes.com

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U.S. Marriage Rates Keep Declining | Scientific American