Survivors of Abortion Now Saving Other Babies From Abortions

A Boy’s Life with Unisex Scouts | Anthony Esolen at Public Discourse

Anglican school where 75% of the pupils are Muslim drops Christian hymns from assemblies

BSA Executive Committee’s decision on resolution caves under the guise of compromise | Alliance Defending Freedom

The Boy Scouts’ Ill-Considered Proposal to Revise Its Membership Policy on Homosexuals | Ed Whelan at NRO

“Boy Scouts’ proposal says it’s OK to be gay–until you’re 18″ | MSNBC

Female Education Has Completely Changed Marriage In America

Is Gay Marriage a Moral Issue or a Civil Liberties Issue? – Pt. 3 | Os Hillman at Christian Post

“Boy Scout Leaders Propose Incoherent Policy On Gay Scouts” | Ken Klukowski at Breitbart

Some 50,000 protest marriage redefinition in France

Mormon Parenting: The conjugal and revisionist views of marriage

“Sex After Christianity: Gay marriage is not just a social revolution but a cosmological one.” | Rod Dreher at The American Conservative

    Rod Dreher at The American Conservative: It seems that when people decide that historically normative Christianity is wrong about sex, they typically don’t find a church that endorses their liberal views. They quit going to church altogether. This raises a critically important question: is sex the linchpin of Christian cultural order? Is it really the case that to cast off Christian teaching on sex and sexuality is to remove the factor that gives—or gave—Christianity its power as a social force? . . . Our post-Christian culture, then, is an “anti-culture.” We are compelled by the logic of modernity and the myth of individual freedom to continue tearing away the last vestiges of the old order, convinced that true happiness and harmony will be ours once all limits have been nullified.


  • Posted: 04/19/2013
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An economy that’s tearing our society apart

    Robert J. Samuelson at Washington Post: It’s hard to overstate the breakdown of marriage and the rise of single-parent families. Consider out-of-wedlock births. In 1980, about 18 percent of births were to unmarried women; by 2009, the proportion was 41 percent. Among whites, the increase was from 11 percent to 36 percent; among African Americans, from 56 percent to 72 percent; among Hispanics, from 37 percent (1990) to 53 percent. Or look at the share of children living with two parents. Since 1970, that’s dropped from 82 percent to 63 percent. Among whites, the decline is from 87 percent to 73 percent; among African Americans, from 57 percent to 31 percent; among Hispanics, from 78 percent to 57 percent. Just what caused these changes remains controversial.


  • Posted: 04/19/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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AT&T chief ‘playing both sides’ in Scout controversy

“Gay marriage: church leaders at odds with opinion in the pews, study suggests”

Christians on Leadership, Calling and Career | Barna Group

    Barna Group: But that also makes it difficult to define. Leadership is one of those “if you see it, you know it” kind of qualities. It’s something Americans clearly value, all the way from their immediate employer to their minister to their president. And, according to a new survey conducted by the Barna Group, more than eight in ten (82%) Christian adults believe the United States is facing a crisis of leadership because there aren’t enough leaders. What do people value in a leader? What is the Christian perspective of leadership? And is the younger generation looking for a different type of leader?


  • Posted: 04/18/2013
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Hidden implications and roots of the clash between natural law, “natural rights,” the rise of so-called “same sex marriage”

Boy Scouts Beware: If You Don’t Stand for Something | David Cortman at Townhall

Rasmussen: 71% Think Pop Culture Encourages Sexual Activity Among the Young

Three important perspectives on same-sex marriage | Phil Lawler at Catholic Culture

“Commentator: People forced to agree with gay marriage”

Thousands of young people protest French fast track on marriage redefinition

“What Few Deny Gay Marriage Will Do” | Robert P. George at Public Discourse

Religion: A Public or a Private Right?

Out-of-Wedlock Births in Michigan: Everyone Pays a Price

French cardinal warns coerced redefinition of marriage is sign of societal disintegration and risks violence

The Family Economy in Crisis: The Time for Reform Is Now

    Kevin Swanson at Vision Forum Ministries: What do you do with a society where the young 30-year-old men are playing computer games, and the 65-year-old men are playing golf? What happens to a society where there are far more retirees than Generation Y’s in the work force, especially if the social security system is nearing bankruptcy? This is where we are today, and the economic situation is dire. Unless we change the way we educate, the way we do our economics, and the way we integrate our families, I tremble to think of what will happen in the upcoming decades. Now is the time to redefine a biblical economy based upon the re-integration of the family.


  • Posted: 04/16/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.visionforumministries.org

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The Media After Gosnell | John Fund at NRO

Will Kermit Gosnell change the abortion debate? | Washington Post

From Roe to Gosnell: The Case for Regime Change on Abortion | James Taranto at WSJ

    James Taranto at Wall Street Journal: What accounts for the media’s lack of interest in a trial that not only is sensational but implicates the most divisive social and political issue in America? PJMedia.com’s Roger L. Simon has the answer: “The trial of Dr. Gosnell is a potential time bomb exploding in the conventional liberal narrative on abortion itself.” . . . The reductio ad absurdum of the pro-abortion side is Kermit Gosnell. That is why the Gosnell case has crystallized our view that the current regime of abortion on demand in America is a grave evil that ought to be abolished.


  • Posted: 04/16/2013
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To Whom Do Children Belong? | Melissa Moschella at Public Discourse

They exist: millennials opposed to gay marriage | Baptist Press

NBC/WSJ Poll: “Latinos move in favor of gay marriage”

Part II–Self-Governing Individuals Are Necessary for a Self-Governing Society

    Diane Rufino at Beaufort Observer: What exactly do we mean by “Our Christian Heritage”? We certainly don’t refer to it as a way to suggest that Christianity be the official religion of the United States. We have the First Amendment to protect us from the establishment of any one religion, so that our religious conscience is free from the coercion or criticism of other religions (or non-religion) and no one is forced to support an offensive religion with their tax dollars . . . Michael and Jana Novak, “Washington’s Providence,” Alliance Defending Freedom. Referenced at: http://www.alliancedefendingfreedom.org/Faith-and-Justice/5-3/Opinion


  • Posted: 04/15/2013
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  • Category: ADF in the News
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UK: Muslim Council attacks Gove’s proposed history curriculum

Same-Sex Marriage Fever: Prohibition Parallels | Doug Mainwaring at Public Discourse

“Gay marriage, Democratic leaders and the rush to follow”

African-American Clergy Coalition speaks out on marriage

The marginalization of Christianity | Kelly Boggs at Baptist Press

Black Pastors Go on Radio Opposing Marriage Redefinition

Shocking Photo Shows Empty Media Benches at Kermit Gosnell Trial

    LifeNews: Casey Mattox, an attorney with the pro-life legal group Alliance Defending Freedom, also noticed the empty benches and responded. “Like many, I’m both not surprised and disgusted by the fact that the bulk of the media continues to ignore the multiple murder trial of Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortionist accused of killing a Nepalese immigrant and at least seven infants, born alive and grotesquely murdered with scissors,” he said. “Gosnell’s employees have testified that the babies screamed and flinched when Gosnell and his team snipped their spines to brutally and painfully end their minutes-old lives. Yet, the media deems this not newsworthy. While the first, and perhaps more likely rationale, is that this is exhibit 108 in the ongoing public trial of the media’s integrity on the abortion issue, perhaps there’s another answer. Dog bites man.”


  • Posted: 04/12/2013
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French uproar over dictionary’s marriage definition

“N.H.L. Announces Initiative to Support Gay Athletes”

The Marriage Con

The Pursuit of Happiness, the Pursuit of Virtue, and the Right of Conscience | Bradley Abramson at Townhall

Abortion After Tiller | Justin Dyer at Public Discourse

Memo to Lady Gaga: “Born This Way” Doesn’t Mean “Act This Way” | Daniel Kuebler at Public Discourse

Church of England rejects blessings for same-sex couples

Justice Thomas: Many black communities in decline

Rand Paul: America Needs A “Spiritual Cleansing”

“Rand Paul: Let States Decide on Same-Sex Marriage”

Jim Wallis Now Supports Marriage Redefinition

Columbia Political Science Professor Equates His Incestuous Relationship With Daughter to Homosexual Sex

British Christians fed up with ‘coarse, sneering’ mockery of Christianity

“If Knot Now, When? The Impact of Delayed Marriage Among Twenty-somethings” | Meg McDonnell at Public Discourse

“Why we are losing the gay ‘marriage’ debate (and how we can win)” | John Jalsevac at LifeSiteNews

Countercultural warriors | World Magazine

    World Magazine: Now that the future of marriage is center stage, Kellie Fiedorek hopes that the Supreme Court does not offer a radical ruling that cuts short the debate. A lawyer with Alliance Defending Freedom, Fiedorek, 29, sat in the courtroom as the justices heard the arguments. She’s been to seven states this year testifying before legislatures about the ways redefining marriage would interfere with religious freedom. She’s learned that many citizens have never had to think about the meaning of marriage and why it matters. Now that people are alert, social conservatives have the opportunity to make their case to a young generation that has both rallied for life and dealt with the aftereffects of divorce. “I think that, as more young people engage in the issue, we will see more of them eager to defend marriage, recognizing how important it is to parents and children,” Fiedorek said.


  • Posted: 04/08/2013
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  • Source: www.worldmag.com

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Newt Gingrich: GOP will be ‘torn’ over same-sex marriage

Black lawmakers may hold key on marriage in Illinois

Indiana Congressman: “Washington cannot redefine marriage any more than it can govern gravity”

Many Young Women Live With Men First, Marry Later | AP

Marriage, Procreation and Historical Amnesia | Ross Douthat at NY Times

Can The Supreme Court Alter Reality? | Chris Adamo

“What atheists can learn from the gay rights movement” | Herb Silverman of Secular Coalition at Washington Post

Now, let’s get straight on marriage | David Blankenhorn and Jonathan Rauch at NY Daily News

A ‘gray divorce’ boom | Susan L. Brown at LA Times

What feminism has come to | S.E. Cupp at NY Daily Post

Tens of Thousands Baptized Catholics on Easter Sunday in Mainland China

Two more female Marines flunk infantry officers training

Falling Fertility Rates

U.S. poverty levels spike to highest since 1960s

Russian Orthodox Church urges Anglicans not to support female bishops, same-sex marriage

“Gay marriage is a social experiment that will cause serious harm to children” | Toni Meyer of NJ FPC at NJ.com