Colorado Group: Bad Move to Decriminalize Adultery

UK: “Top lawyer: politicians scared to say marriage is important”

Abortion: The New American Family Value | Ken Connor at Christian Post

Nationwide Campaign Launched Against Infamous Abortion Practitioner Over Deaths

Black marriage matters | Anthony Bradley at LifeSiteNews

Major Push To Get Christians To Voting Booth: 12 states ID’d as key to restoring Judeo-Christian heritage

Does Shacking Up Lead to More Divorce?

The State of Marriage | Alliance Defending Freedom Map

NY: All the Governor’s priorities

Movement seeks ’1 Million Men’ to fight pornography addiction

The ‘controversial’ beliefs of First Baptist Dallas | Kelly Boggs at Baptist Press

    Baptist Press: What has happened in America? It seems that political correctness has become a religion — an idol — in America. Everyone who does not embrace all beliefs — including sexual and religious — as equal is to be vilified and shamed. And if a person does not repent of their intolerance, he or she is to be shunned and ostracized. By canceling his appearance at First Dallas, Tim Tebow has, for now, appeased the priests and priestesses of political correctness. It seems one movement’s “tolerance” is just an excuse to exercise its own intolerance.


  • Posted: 02/22/2013
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Georgetown University May Elect First Openly Homosexual Student Body President

Tebow’s pastor in Jacksonville asks for prayer

Colorado Springs Evangelicals | PBS

Scholars seek to reclaim a dirty word: secularism | Washington Post

Why America’s abortion debate is murkier and more complex than ever

“Why Conservatives Are Losing The Marriage Battle” | Rod Dreher at the American Conservative

Woman Admits Leaving Baby To Die On Illinois Road

The Quarrel with Morals | Alan Sears at Townhall

    Alan Sears at Townhall: A lawyer who is not moral is something very akin to a doctor who is not compassionate. He may be capable, technically, of doing the job, but why would he want to? What satisfaction can there ultimately be for a physician in helping people whose well-being he cares nothing about? . . . If the law is not about morals, then it’s about the exercise of power for its own sake: I am making a law so that I can force you to do what I want you to do. Divorced from a higher, deeper, greater moral authority, the exercise of creating, defending, and enforcing the law is about the ego of those whose arrogance demands the subservience of others.


  • Posted: 02/22/2013
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Disaster Coming: The Dark Clouds of Demography

    National Review: We’re in a serious enough demographic bind that we’re all going to have to work together to figure out a way to make this thing work. The thing is, when your fertility rate is sub-replacement, you enter a zero-sum game where either older folks aren’t going to get the benefits they were promised or young workers are going to face much steeper tax rates. How the politics of this issue resolves over the next 20 years will be one of the most interesting stories around. Will older Americans relinquish some of their claims? Will younger workers volunteer to pay more? Will there be some grand bargain? The truth is, no one knows how it will end. We just know that something has to give.


  • Posted: 02/22/2013
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The Right to Offend | Kevin Theriot at Speak Up Movement

Rhode Island Board of Rabbis supports redefinition of marriage

Grand Opening of ‘Largest-Ever Church Building Project’ Will No Longer Star Tim Tebow

Why Clarence Thomas Uses Simple Words in His Opinions

    The Atlantic: “What I tell my law clerks is that we write these so that they are accessible to regular people. That doesn’t mean that there’s no law in it. But there are simple ways to put important things in language that’s accessible. As I say to them, the beauty, the genius is not to write a 5 cent idea in a ten dollar sentence. It’s to put a ten dollar idea in a 5 cent sentence” . . . The quote that was likely most disheartening to his law student audience: “I wound up the court 17 years after I graduated. And I made my final payment on my student loan my third term on the court.”


  • Posted: 02/21/2013
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UK: Free school applicants’ religious affiliation revealed

Rep. Bloom releases new book Thursday | The Sentinel

Where Have All the Babies Gone?

    The Daily Beast: More and more Americans are childless by choice. But what makes sense for the individual may spell disaster for the country as a whole . . . It’s time for us to consider what an aging, increasingly child-free population, growing more slowly, would mean here. As younger Americans individually eschew families of their own, they are contributing to the ever-growing imbalance between older retirees—basically their parents—and working-age Americans, potentially propelling both into a spiral of soaring entitlement costs and diminished economic vigor and creating a culture marked by hyperindividualism and dependence on the state as the family unit erodes.


  • Posted: 02/21/2013
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Southern Baptist resolution criticizes Scout leadership

Why Should Christians Fight for Justice? | Benjamin Bull at Christian Post

“Christian Founder of eHarmony Says Gay Marriage Debate ‘Damaged Company’”

Marriage: now even more taxing

    Market Watch: For two people earning $400,000 or more each annually, their tax bill could increase by more than $30,000 after getting hitched, according to estimates from the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center based in Washington. “You’re better off not being married in a lot of cases,” says Roberton Williams, an economist with the Tax Policy Center, which just updated its marriage penalty calculator to reflect the recent tax changes. See the calculator here.


  • Posted: 02/19/2013
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The premises and purposes of American exceptionalism

Why do societies give up? | Victor Davis Hanson at Washington Times

Overwhelming turnout of young people at March for Life is encouraging | Alan Sears at American Thinker

Students Told to Stop ‘USA!’ Chant, Take Off American Flag Bandanas

Scotland: Aberdeen Church quits Kirk over homosexual clergy row

Analyzing Public Opinion on Abortion | Michael J. New at NRO

What Is Marriage and What Is It Not? | Eric Metaxas at Christian Post

    Christian Post: For millennia, all societies have viewed marriage as an exclusively heterosexual club. But in the last few years, more and more people are saying it’s time to open the marriage door to homosexuals. After all, we are told, if marriage is all about love and mutual commitment, gay people can do that at least as well as straights – who have thoroughly messed up the institution in any event. And besides, it would be discriminatory to deny homosexuals the right to marry, no?


  • Posted: 02/13/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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Renewing Marriage in America

DC Comics Faces Boycott over Anti-Gay Superman Writer

Sister in open marriage takes sharing too far

    Chicago Sun Times: Dear Abby: My daughters are attractive young women, both doing well in their professional careers. “Melanie,” who is 27, is married to “Sam,” an extremely attractive and successful man. My 30-year-old daughter, “Alicia,” has been divorced for a year. Her marriage failed two years ago because she and her husband had an appetite for sex outside their marriage. While I was disturbed about that, I was horrified to learn that Melanie allows her sister to occasionally have sex with Sam . . .


  • Posted: 02/12/2013
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Poll: Do You Believe Homosexual Behavior is a Sin?

Marriage Makes Fiscal Sense | Heritage Foundation

Ex-Abortion Worker: “I Saw My Lost Child in Jars of Aborted Baby Parts”

    LifeNews: Much has been written about the emotional trauma that women go through after their abortions. But what most people don’t realize is that abortion is so inherently evil and destructive that it devastates everyone involved – the mother, the father – and the abortion provider. The doctors, nurses, and other clinic workers are human – and repeatedly seeing the bodies of aborted babies and participating in their deaths leaves emotional scars.


  • Posted: 02/12/2013
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The Goodness of Marriage | Ken Connelly at Townhall

National Marriage Week Celebrates the #1 Antidote to Child Poverty

Shape or be shaped: Christians in an era of marriage decline

Protest shocks Philadelphia: KKK killed 3,446 blacks in 86 years, black on black murders kill 7,000+ each year not including abortion

“Catholic Bishops Conflicted Over Gays, Immigration” | AP

Boy Scouts Delay Decision on Redefining Virtue

Scouts, delaying vote, spark Baptist leaders’ hopefulness

Push for more testing has failed to reduce HIV levels in UK homosexuals: study

Religious groups weigh in on BSA’s debate to lift ban on gay scouts, leaders | ABC2

Just 15% Think Today’s Children Will Be Better Off Than Their Parents

Turning Our Schools Into Totalitarian Enclaves | John W. Whitehead

The Wealth of Nations Depends on the Health of Families

The Boy Scouts vs. the Supreme Court | Cass R. Sunstein at Bloomberg

1.4 million signatures submitted asking Boy Scouts to redefine values

“Wyoming Lawmakers See Movement On Gay Issues” | AP

Bridging the ‘Marriage-Gap’

To rebuild middle class, restore marriage | David Frum at CNN

    David Frum at CNN: The long debate on same-sex marriage is coming to an end. A plurality of Americans now support same-sex marriage; the figure is 63% among voters under 30. The rest is just a matter of time. The end of the same-sex marriage debate does not, however, settle the problem of marriage in America. Not remotely. Among the 95% to 97% of Americans who are not gay, the institution of marriage continues to weaken — with ominous consequences for the next generation.


  • Posted: 02/04/2013
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New Archbishop Of Canterbury Formally Takes Office

Sexual and Relationship Dysfunction Is the True Cost of Porn

    Robert Weiss at the Huffington Post: Internet-driven, pervasive porn use among boys and young men is an issue of concern on several levels (unrelated to traditional morality or religion). Among these issues is the effect that consistent porn use can have on a young person’s evolving ability to develop and maintain sexual and emotional focus on any single individual, as this is not the stuff of most online porn


  • Posted: 02/04/2013
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“Study: Watching porn boosts support for same-sex marriage”

“Exploring the gay marriage pornography link” Politics follow culture

    John Hayward at Human Events: This is an interesting study even if the hot-button issue of gay marriage is set aside. If the research holds up, it’s a very clear illustration of the way culture influences political attitudes. Here you have a rather decidedly un-political, agenda-free form of (ahem) entertainment, made by people who probably aren’t taking the trouble to fill their script with ideological sucker punches or subtle themes. However, it seems to profoundly impact the attitude of its consumer on the very politicized issue of same-sex marriage.


  • Posted: 02/04/2013
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Time For Sensitivity Training | Michael Brown at Townhall

49ers’ Chris Culliver to have sensitivity training, work with LGBT group

USA Today Ad Encourages Scouts to Stay True

79% say gov’t spending has reduced American lifestyle

    NCPA Policy Digest: A new Reason-Rupe poll reveals Americans’ attitudes about federal spending and the gun debate, among other issues.
    The poll finds that 79 percent of Americans believe that government spending has reduced their quality of life (QoL) or made no impact on their quality of life since 1992. Forty percent say QoL has been reduced, 39 percent say government spending has had no impact and just 17 percent feel that federal spending has improved their lives.


  • Posted: 02/04/2013
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Obama: No hesitation over sending women into combat roles

President Obama: Boy Scouts should redefine time honored values on “gays”

The Boy Scouts flirtation with dishonor and destruction: Highly paid executivers buckle to corporate bullying | Robert Knight

    Robert Knight at Washington Times: In other words, sponsoring organizations could now coerce Scout troops to accept openly homosexual men and boys. Scout councils in liberal jurisdictions would lose the national shield. Those who resist would be kicked out of schools and other locales. This “local option” would signal surrender and destroy the Boy Scouts. Without parental trust, the Boy Scouts, founded in 1910 and which have been instrumental in helping millions of boys transition to manhood, would implode like a popped balloon. Does anyone other than left-wing ideologues and America’s enemies think this would be good for America?


  • Posted: 02/04/2013
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Pastor: All Sin, Including Homosexuality, Is ‘genetic’

Ex-’gay’ Warns Scouts: ‘boys Imitate Leaders’