We Should Reform Child Support | Phyllis Schlafly at Townhall

    Phyllis Schlafly at Townhall: Child support formulas are based on the ridiculous notion that a father would make those same sacrifices for an ex-wife who is living with her new husband or boyfriend and for children he never or seldom sees. Many fathers would happily do more to support their children if they got to see their kids more and were more engaged in their lives. But current child support laws have reverse incentives: The more the mother prevents such contact, the more child support she receives. Child support is not even really child support, because the mother has no obligation to spend the money on the kids, and faithful payment of child support does not buy the father time with his kids. The purpose of child support is to allow the mother to maintain a household and standard of living comparable to the father’s.


  • Posted: 06/18/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: townhall.com

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Homosexuals Champion Sexual Perception Over Biology

    Nathan Cherry at Engage Family Minute: One of the biggest problems facing our culture has nothing to do with the actual biology and sexual orientation of people. As we all know, biology is formed before we are born, and sexual orientation is intricately linked to it. Rather, a major problem is the perceived biology and sexual orientation of people. As our society continues to run headlong toward some androgynous utopia it seems the number of people perceiving their sexual orientation to be frequently changing climbs.


  • Posted: 06/18/2013
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  • Category: Featured
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  • Source: engagefamilyminute.com

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“African-Americans And Gay Marriage: It’s Complicated” | NPR

Teens can’t find jobs: economy, poor work ethic to blame

    NCPA Policy Digest: A cultural shift in work ethic also could be partially to blame, says Clark Hodges, a financial strategist for the Dallas-based investment advisory firm Hodges Capital Management. “The way (teens) have grown up, they’ve always been handed things,” he says. “They don’t have the incentive or drive to work. That may be a generalization, but I think it’s a big factor.”


  • Posted: 06/17/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.ncpa.org

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All female roaring aside, children still need fathers | Kathleen Parker at USA Today

    Kathleen Parker at USA Today: My argument that men should be saved is that, despite certain imperfections, men are fundamentally good and are sort of pleasant to have around. Most women still like to fall in love with them; all children want a father no matter how often we try to persuade ourselves otherwise. If we continue to impose low expectations and negative messaging on men and boys, future women won’t have much to choose from. We are nearly there.


  • Posted: 06/14/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: usatoday30.usatoday.com

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Illinois Cardinal on marriage: ‘The legal creation of what is naturally impossible is not inevitable’

    Catholic New World: Nonetheless, the legal creation of what is naturally impossible is not inevitable. Cultural change can be redirected so that the long road to obtain respect that has been traveled by many homosexually oriented persons can be maintained without destroying the institution of natural marriage. Since the difference between men and women is different from racial difference, same-sex marriage is not a civil rights issue. A newly invented civil right cannot be used to destroy a moral good, lest society itself go into decline.


  • Posted: 06/14/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.catholicnewworld.com

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Irish PM: Abortion activists send letters in blood

Church of England Archbishops to ask clergy: ‘Are you having gay sex?’

Attorneys at the Department Of Education: Zero Republicans, At Least 47 Democrats

Children Need Our Marriage Tradition | John M. Smoot at Public Discourse

Vive La France: It’s About the Children

Are Pastors Finally Waking Up and Ready to Address Biblical Moral Issues?

    Nathan Cherry at Engage Family Minute: The first thing we need to understand is that the issues of life and marriage are not merely cultural, social, or political issues. They are first and foremost biblical moral issues. They have, unfortunately been so politicized however that many pastors have failed in their duties to preach and teach on these critical issues in light of the Gospel


  • Posted: 06/13/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: engagefamilyminute.com

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Caterpillar Drops Boy Scouts Support Over Homosexual Restrictions

A Survey of LGBT Americans: Attitudes, Experiences and Values in Changing Times| Pew Research

The Marriage Debate: The conjugal view of marriage leaves us just as free for companionship.

    Sherif Girgis , Ryan T. Anderson , Robert P. George at National Review: In What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense and in various follow-up pieces, we have argued for several ideas: Reducing marriage to the more general category of sexual domestic partnership is a deep mistake. Marriage — the human good that marriage law should foster — is rather a union of persons at every level (mind, heart, and body) and for the whole of life, inherently oriented to family life


  • Posted: 06/11/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.nationalreview.com

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Data Wars: As GOP races to catch up with Dems before 2014, will social conservatives be left behind?

    LifeSiteNews: In 2008, a private tech company was quietly formed in Washington. Its purpose was simple: collect and store data on U.S. voters from across the issue spectrum and from all walks of life, and sort it into easy-to-use files that any left-leaning candidate or issue group could use to reach individuals with a message specifically tailored to their interests and lifestyle. The company was called Catalist, and it has proven to be the most powerful and effective weapon the Left has ever wielded in the battle to win the ultimate prize in the American political cycle: Getting out the vote.


  • Posted: 06/11/2013
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  • Category: Featured
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  • Source: www.lifesitenews.com

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‘I Do’ and the A.C.L.U. | NYT

The New Axis in the Military | Ken Blackwell at CNS

Catholic Archbishop: Wake Up! Religious Liberty at Risk in USA

Study: 60 percent of Richmond families are single parent, 86% of black families are single parent

Suspicions Confirmed: Academia Shutting Out Conservative Professors | Rachel Alexander at Townhall

    Rachel Alexander at Townhall: Sociologist George Yancy asked professors if they would be more or less likely to hire someone if they were a Republican, evangelical or fundamentalist. Three-quarters said political affiliation would not affect their hiring decision. But the one-quarter that did say it would influence their decision virtually all said they would favor a Democrat over a Republican. Almost half of the sociology professors surveyed said they would look unfavorably upon evangelicals and fundamentalists trying to get a job in their department!


  • Posted: 06/10/2013
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: townhall.com

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Culture war creates perils for Supreme Court justices | Juan Williams at The Hill

Because the Bible Says So: The Impact of Roman Catholic Doctrines on LGBT Rights

Pulpit Freedom Sunday takes on controversial issues | Florida Today

Biblical Definition of Marriage, Same-Sex Unions to Top Sermon Notes This Sunday | Christian Post

“Biblical Marriage Not Defined Simply As One Man, One Woman: Iowa Religious Scholars’ Op-Ed” | Huffington Post

    Huffington Post: A trio of Iowa-based religious scholars penned an op-ed in a local paper this week, reminding readers that despite popular opinion, the Bible does not simply define marriage as between one man and one woman. The joint editorial was written by Hector Avalos, Robert R. Cargill and Kenneth Atkinson and published in the Des Moines Register on Sunday. The men teach at Iowa State University, University of Iowa and University of Northern Iowa, respectively.


  • Posted: 06/07/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.huffingtonpost.com

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Marriage Is Seen in Poll as an Issue for the States | NYT

Yes, Marriage Will Change–and Here’s How | Mark Regnerus at Public Discourse

Biola U. Feuds With Pro-Life Student Over Graphic Abortion Display

Author tells personal story, seeks to help others leave polygamous lifestyle

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

Catholic Bishop criticizes Boy Scouts’ membership decision

    Catholic Culture: Saying that he would “prayerfully reconsider whether a continued partnership with the BSA will be possible,” Bishop Loverde added that “it is highly disappointing to see the Boy Scouts of America succumb to external pressures and political causes at the cost of its moral integrity. Additionally, it seems clear that the result of this policy change will likely not bring harmony, but rather continuing controversy, policy fights, and discord.”


  • Posted: 06/06/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.catholicculture.org

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Bible’s strong comeback surprises secular Norway

Another moral effect of pornography: a warped worldview | Albert Mohler, Jr. at BP

Anti-pornography initiative to begin national push at SBC; named ‘Join One Million Men’

Boy Scouts: Sending up the white flag

    The Catholic Thing: Do you know, Scoutmasters, what you have done? You were the last prominent public institution left standing that retained for yourselves some small shred of that forgotten but foundational freedom, the freedom of association. It should have been repugnant to a people loving liberty that anyone would hale you before any court in the land, much less the Supreme Court, to compel you to alter your standards for membership in the Scouts – standards that have gotten fairly lax at that.


  • Posted: 06/05/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.thecatholicthing.org

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Families sacrifice to pay for religious schools

Church marriage culture to be aired at SBC

Why won’t my pastor preach against abortion? | RC Sproul, Jr.

    RC Sproul, Jr.: Here are the three reasons I hear most frequently, and two I suspect. First, I have heard from some pastors that the issue is a political one, and they think it necessary to avoid political issues. Some argue that they avoid political issues because they are divisive, others because the government forbids it. They are right on the first count, wrong on the second. Of course every truth divides.


  • Posted: 06/05/2013
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: rcsprouljr.com

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Religion analyst: Homosexual bishop will hurt ELCA even more

Media spins College GOP Report as disaster for opponents of marriage redefinition

“Would gay marriage violate Queen Elizabeth’s vows to the Church of England?”

The conjugal view of marriage leaves us just as free for companionship. | Girgis, Anderson, and George

How to Live in a World Where Marriage Is in Decline | Philip Cohen at the Atlantic

“Catholic Committee Says Boy Scouts’ Gay Ban Repeal Does ‘Not Conflict’ With Church Teaching” | Christian Post

Black Pastors Cheered in Illinois Win for Marriage

Lithuanian archbishop: beware of ‘Trojan Horse’ laws from EU pushing ‘gender’ ideologies

The horrors are getting harder for abortion supporters to hide

    Ashley McQuire at Philly.com: William Wilberforce and his fellow abolitionists helped to end slavery in the British Empire largely by convincing Britons of the full humanity of the slaves and by invoking shame and disgust at their condition and treatment. Abolitionists adopted mottoes such as “Am I Not a Man and a Brother?” and used vivid imagery, including a diagram of a slave ship that showed slaves packed into a filthy, seaborne prison. Abortion abolitionists in the United States are increasingly adopting the same tactics.


  • Posted: 06/03/2013
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: articles.philly.com

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Girl Scouts Join Planned Parenthood at Huge Pro-Abortion Conference

Boy Scouts March In Uniform At Utah Gay Pride Parade

Chinese Against Sex Abuse: Sleep With Me, Not Kids

Disney World caters to Gay Days, 170,000 expected

    Orlando Sentinel: Gay Days’ organizers say they expect 170,000 people to participate in some aspect of this year’s event, which started Tuesday evening and runs through Sunday. In addition to visiting Disney World, participants have a range of planned events from which to choose across the tourism district and the rest of the Orlando area, including a Taste of Gay Days restaurant exposition, a charity auction, pool parties and other social gatherings.


  • Posted: 05/31/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.orlandosentinel.com

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“The Boy Scouts Admit Gay Kids: Does It Matter?” | EPPC

    Mary Rice Hasson at EPPC: Let’s be clear: the Boy Scouts’ decision is not a statement about the morality of homosexuality. It’s a decision to “serve every kid.” Premised on the idea that “kids are better off in Scouting,” the “voting members of the National Councilapproved a resolution removing the restriction denying membership to youth on the basis of sexual orientation alone, effective January 1, 2014.” The ban on homosexual adult leaders stands.


  • Posted: 05/30/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.eppc.org

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“California Gay Marriage Support Rises to Record in Poll”

Questioning the abortion worldview: “People of faith” for and against abortion

“The Great Societal Shift: 53% of Americans Currently Support Gay Marriage” | The Urban Twist

    The Urban Twist: Despite the legal progress the United States and other countries have made towards achieving marriage equality, adamant protesters of same-sex marriage still voice the belief that gay marriage ruins the sanctity of traditional marriage. The nonprofit organization known as the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) which was formerly known as the Alliance Defense Fund, revealed its opposition of gay marriage in a quote found on their website about the current Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) hearing of the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA): “God ordained marriage to be between one man and one woman. Unfortunately, some groups are now attempting to replace marriage with “anything goes” arrangements. This disregard for marriage and its true purpose threatens to destroy this institution, to the detriment of future generations.”


  • Posted: 05/30/2013
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  • Category: ADF in the News
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  • Source: theurbantwist.com

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The Right to Have Sex with a 14-Year-Old? | Maggie Gallagher at NRO

“Boy Scouts in college still fighting for gay leaders”

US mothers increasingly main family breadwinner

UK: Research shows ‘married families more stable’

US: Primary school kids told to cross-dress for a day

Many Churches begin cutting Boy Scouts ties

Boy Scouts on Slippery Slope to Accepting Atheists

National Review Board chair disputes John Jay report, links homosexuality to clerical abuse

“Assessing the Case Against Gay Marriage” | Ilya Somin at Volokh Conspiracy

“Exxon Rejects Gay-discrimination Ban”

Boy Scout Backers Launch Effort for New Youth Program

Watchdog group: Media relentlessly bullied the Scouts | One News Now

On marriage, the French take the lead

Exxon stands firm in defiance of the homosexual agenda

Megachurch Pastor Says Evangelicals Will Likely Turn to Boy Scout Alternatives | Christian Post

The Boy Scouts’ Doomed Compromise

State Roadblocks Could Complicate Marriage Momentum