“Gay Marriage Gains Ground: Support for same-sex marriage crosses party lines.” | Michael Barone at NRO

Britain’s growing elderly population is a massive challenge which requires a radical solution

Will your church be forced to evict its Boy Scout Troop? | Erik Stanley at Speak Up Movement

Defending Scouts’ Honor | Matt Sharp

Make Your Voice Heard for Marriage | Ryan T. Anderson at Heritage Foundation

Book Review: Redeeming the Time | AWR Hawkins at the University Bookman

    AWR Hawkins at The University Bookman: Russell Kirk’s Redeeming the Time was published posthumously in 1996. And as its title suggests, it is a book about thinking and acting in light of moral constraints that demand something of us. In fact, if we boil the book down to its bedrock message, it is a book about morality and order—how the state and the individual flourish when morality and order are wedded but mutate into something unrecognizable when the two are torn apart. This is Kirk’s message: real freedom—not the postmodern “You do your thing, I’ll do mine”—is found at the point where transcendent, moral demands shake hands with self-order and constitutional constraint.


  • Posted: 03/18/2013
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Canadian ‘transgender’ bill faces voted March 20

RNC rolls out controversial roadmap, firestorm brewing on marriage and other issues . . .

    AP on Google: “The idea that a major political party must accept the practice of homosexuality as normal so as to remain relevant will prove the contrary and lead to disaster,” said John Horvat II, a Catholic scholar. And Jenny Beth Martin, national coordinator for the Tea Party Patriots, faulted Washington GOP establishment leaders for the November losses, saying they strayed from the conservative message. “Americans and those in the tea party movement don’t need an ‘autopsy’ report from RNC to know they failed to promote our principles and lost because of it,” she said.


  • Posted: 03/18/2013
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Same-Sex Marriage and the Abyss of Nihilism | Carson Holloway at Public Discourse

The GOP’s Loser Caucus supports endorses gay ‘marriage’ | Ben Johnson at LifeSiteNews

Extramarital sex has consequences far beyond ‘the morning after’

2nd VIEW: Scouts could face ‘flood of litigation’ if policy changes | Baptist Press

Strong marriage culture is essential to limited government | Jim DeMint’s Speech at CPAC 2013

Vatican Official: Sinister international cadre behind worldwide push to redefine marriage and Western civilization

How the French are fighting for marriage

We Need New Methods in the Fight for Marriage | Greg Forster

    Defenders of marriage need some entrepreneurial thinking. America has been governed by no-fault divorce, illegitimacy, and disordered desires of every kind for two generations; there are fewer and fewer people around who even remember living in a world where the Christian position was the default. We need to stop imagining real marriage is like the Apple of 2013—assuming we are the dominant entity and our opponents are upstarts trying to displace us from our position at the top.


  • Posted: 03/15/2013
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Boy Scouts Renew Debate Over Sex | American Spectator

Boy Scouts To Be Sued If Gays Are Allowed To Join? | Baptist Press on Opposing Views

On Economists and Marriage | J. Daniel Hammond at Public Discourse

    J. Daniel Hammond at Public Discourse: The positivist turn in the understanding of reality and the related claim that empirical science is the only source of knowledge have created a faith that economics, or psychology, or neurology, or evolutionary history can potentially explain all that can be known of human behavior. Modern scholars, economists included, are trapped in a ditch that was first dug four centuries ago with the dawning of the “Enlightenment.” The ditch is now so deep that they cannot see over the top. As Pope Benedict pointed out in his address to the science faculties of the University of Regensburg, if all knowledge is based on science and science is restricted to empirically falsifiable statements, then it is man himself who ends up being reduced. Economists have made a significant contribution to the reduction of marriage and family to the merely mundane.


  • Posted: 03/15/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.thepublicdiscourse.com

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Are We Guilty for Our Religious Belief?

UK: Bid to allow straight couples to enter civil partnerships

“Republicans for Gay Marriage? One GOP pollster thinks it’s all but inevitable.” | Daniel Foster at NRO

NY AG: NFL Must Act On Sexual Orientation Concern

    AP: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman urged the NFL on Tuesday to investigate whether possible draft picks were improperly asked about their sexual orientation during the league’s combine, which he said would be illegal in New York.


  • Posted: 03/14/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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Rand Paul says tax code should remove mention of marriage

Census: Record 1 In 3 US Counties Are Now Dying

Comment on selection of Pope Francis I | Alliance Defending Freedom

    “We join millions in congratulating Francis I on his selection as pope. He is a leader who has stood strongly for the values of religious freedom, the sanctity of human life, marriage, and the family, often under very trying circumstances. We appreciate his many strong statements over the years on the protection of marriage and the unborn and trust he will continue to be a powerful voice on the deep importance of these issues.”


  • Posted: 03/14/2013
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Can This Non-Marriage Be Saved? The Obama administration tries to abolish civil unions. | James Taranto at WSJ

Sixty-four Percent of Schoolchildren Fed on Federal Subsidies

    CNSNews: etween 1969 and 2012, when there were 49,485,000 students in elementary and high school, the percentage of students eating any category of federally subsidized lunch increased from about 40 percent to about 64 percent. At the same time, the percentage eating “free” lunches increased from about 6 percent to about 38 percent — a more than sixfold increase.


  • Posted: 03/13/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: cnsnews.com

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Moment of Contemplation – Still No Prayer in the Hawaii Senate

    Hawaii Reporter: The Hawaii State Senate in 2010, after a lawsuit and threat of additional actions, discontinued its voluntary daily prayer prior to the start of each Legislative Session as had been the tradition since Territorial days of Hawaii. In January, 2013, the Senate announced it was reinstating voluntary prayer, but with new “guidelines.” In February, the prayer gave way to a strict “Moment of Contemplation,” limited to 90 seconds prior to the start of the Senate Session. Not all Senators have participated. Republican State Senator Sam Slom (9th-Oahu), who has taken it upon himself to deliver a closing daily session prayer since 2010, including “God,” had his turn today to deliver the “Contemplation.” Here is his “moment” for his Senate colleagues and the public . . .


  • Posted: 03/13/2013
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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LifeWay Research Poll: Americans say homosexuality a civil rights issue

UK: 69% think Tories should back traditional families

Abortion and Our “Moral Sense” | S. Adam Seagrave at Public Discourse

    S. Adam Seagrave at Public Discourse: When intellectual arguments against abortion fail to persuade, recourse must be had to images and strategies that awake what David Hume considered our “moral sense.” . . . The pro-life movement currently finds itself in the same place as the abolition movement at the time of Frederick Douglass’s great speech. If we are to experience similar success, we would do well to follow Douglass’s advice and focus our energies on awakening the moral sense of our fellow citizens. It would help to have another Douglass for our cause, but at least we still have his words: “The feeling of the nation must be quickened; the conscience of the nation must be roused; the propriety of the nation must be startled; the hypocrisy of the nation must be exposed; and its crimes against God and man must be proclaimed and denounced.”


  • Posted: 03/12/2013
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  • Source: www.thepublicdiscourse.com

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FLASHBACK: Changing demographics in Colorado contributes to Democrats win

Don’t Be Blasé About Blasphemy

Boy Scouts asking for input on openly homosexual members

Obama’s support for same-sex marriage is on the wrong side of history | Frank Kacer at Washington Tiems

Marriage ruling may rival Roe v. Wade in turmoil

Phoenix Human-Relations Ordinance Causes Catholic Concern | NC Register

Boy Scouts must stand firm for their principles: Organization loses its relevance if it caves on ‘morally straight’ | Dave Cortman at Washington Times

Marriage: What It Is, Why It Matters, and the Consequences of Redefining It | Ryan T. Anderson at Heritage Foundation

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein: Same-sex marriage support “a business issue” | CBS Video

Quinnipiac Poll: “Plurality of Americans supports same sex marriage, 47-43″

Mass. Democrats Fault GOP’s Sullivan On Marriage

“I’m Gay and I Oppose Same-Sex Marriage” | Doug Mainwaring at Public Discourse

“During Benedict’s Papacy, Religious Observance Among Catholics in Europe Remained Low but Stable” | Pew Forum

“Gay Activists Bully Tebow, Christian University” | Todd Starnes at Townhall

Can the Court change Americans’ views?

Same sex ‘marriage’ is the ultimate act of dissolution, sociologist warns

The Feminine Mystique at Fifty: Time for a New Feminism

Not a pretty picture: 54,000 of 120,000 NYC births are out of wedlock

    NY Post: The numbers are staggering. Out of 120,000 live births in New York City in 2010, more than 54,000 babies were born out of wedlock. The human toll behind the numbers is devastating. Children raised without two parents face much higher odds in every facet of life. It’s as if they are forced to swim with one hand tied behind their backs.


  • Posted: 03/07/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.nypost.com

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In Defense of Marriage – Natural Law Arguments are Not Enough

Rasmussen: 59% Say It’s No Longer Possible To Work Hard and Get Rich in U.S.

Justice Kennedy right at home in Sacramento visit

Defining Marriage: How to Communicate Effectively

“BBC uses Easter show about crucifixion to push gay agenda”

“Ads Out Of Closet, Into Mainstream With Gay Themes” | AP

Ask the author: Linda Greenhouse on “Before (and After) Roe v. Wade: New Questions About Backlash”

A Warped Worldview: Another Moral Effect of Pornography | Albert Mohler

New Mormon scriptures clarify race, polygamy references

    Mercury News: New introductions to the sections on eternal marriage and plural marriage emphasize monogamous marriage as the standard, says Valerie Hudson, a Mormon political science professor at Texas A&M University and co-author of “Sex and World Peace.” “In these new introductions, we see that ‘plural marriage’ (notice, not ‘plurality of wives’) is to be viewed as a principle and not as a commandment, and that the ‘standard’ of marriage is monogamy,” Hudson writes in an email.


  • Posted: 03/05/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.mercurynews.com

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“Fox News poll: Americans deeply divided over approval of same-sex marriage”

Marriage, the Ultimate Human Right … for Children

Marriage fight brewing inside GOP

Ottawa comic shop pulls books of writer for opposing marriage redefinition

Chicago: ‘Our values being attacked’ — audience questions bill to redefine marriage

Marriage redefinition advocates not finding much success in the South

Texas Lawmakers Urge Boy Scouts to Maintain Traditional Values

“Poll: At least half of Delaware’s voters would support same-sex marriage”

“GOP Jews Back Same-Sex Marriage Efforts”

How can we defend the killing of an unborn child in the name of ‘choice’? | Maria Santo at Baltimore Sun

    Maria Santo at the Baltimore Sun: It is long past time to question the appalling intellectual dishonesty that has led us to kill 55 million children through abortion in the past 40 years. We must, as a matter of justice, find better solutions to difficult pregnancies. Civilized societies thrive through smart, creative, generous, life-giving and just solutions to their difficulties. Civilized societies do not kill children as a solution to any problem, no matter how grave. No society can claim to be just while legally killing its own children in the name of “choice.”


  • Posted: 03/04/2013
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: www.baltimoresun.com

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Why pro-lifers keep fighting abortion | Helen M. Alvaré and Meg T. McDonnell at Washington Post

    Helen M. Alvaré and Meg T. McDonnell at Washington Post: Pro-choice Americans must wonder from time to time what keeps pro-lifers going. Why don’t we lay down our signs, cease our marching and admit that we’ve been good and beaten for these 40 years since Roe v. Wade? One of us is a baby boomer, the other a millennial; our views may help others understand these things and, along the way, think about some rarely considered aspects of the U.S. experience with legal abortion.


  • Posted: 03/04/2013
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: www.washingtonpost.com

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Adultery: When law and morality (used to) agree | Albert Mohler

Marriage: A Supreme Test of Rights | Harry R. Jackson at Townhall

What Ever Happened to “Safe”? | Edward Mechmann at Archdiocese of NY