Marriage Redefinition is Just the Beginning | Nathan Cherry of Engage Family Minute at Illinois Family Inst.

War on Marriage is a War on Reality | Robert Knight at Townhall

Pediatricians Group Accused of Ignoring Data in Endorsing ‘Gay Marriage’

Gary Bauer: If GOP abandons marriage ‘I will take as many people’ out of the party as possible

When Our Principles Don’t Survive Contact with Pain | David French at NRO

    David French at NRO: For the Christian, marriage should be a covenant relationship, between a man and woman, that is designed to last for life — with the only scriptural grounds for divorce being adultery or abandonment by an unbelieving spouse. Yet our pews are full of divorced Christians, and many of these are not people who’ve divorced, repented of the sin of divorce, then sought forgiveness and redemption (though some are). Instead, they are people who’ve divorced wrongly, sought acceptance of their choice, salve for their emotional pain, and now seek to remain in fellowship — on their terms.


  • Posted: 03/26/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.nationalreview.com

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Starbucks CEO Doesn’t Want Your Money If You Oppose Marriage Redefinition

Traditional marriage is foundation of our future | Cathi Herrod at AZ Republic

Why U.N. Feminists Should Want to Partner with the Holy See

Poll: Ohio reverses on “gay marriage” | Politico

Real Bullies: The Homosexuality Is Normal Movement | Lloyd Marcus at American Thinker

“Karl Rove: ‘I could’ imagine GOP presidential candidate supporting gay marriage”

“Starbucks CEO Tells Shareholder to Sell Shares Over Gay Marriage Stand”

Meningitis Spreading Via Anonymous “Gay” Sex in NYC

    ABC: New York City health officials are urging some men to get vaccinated against meningitis amid an outbreak that has sickened 22 New Yorkers and killed seven. The dangerous strain of bacterial meningitis appears to be spreading through sexual encounters between men who meet through websites or smartphone apps, or at bars or parties, according to the City’s health department.


  • Posted: 03/25/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: abcnews.go.com

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Our First Right: Religious Liberty | Charles J. Chaput at Public Discourse

“Boy Scout leaders face controversy over gay leaders: Leaders meet to discuss the issue”

    WESH.com: The Boy Scouts are one of the great jewels of American culture,” said John Stemberger, Eagle Scout and founder of OnMyHonor.net. “We support the current policy of scouting, which is backed by over 100 years of tradition and allows anyone to participate irrespective of sexual orientation, only disallowing the open and aggressive promotion of homosexuality and political agendas. When it comes to young boys, parents have the final say on the issues of sex and politics.”


  • Posted: 03/25/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.wesh.com

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“Gay marriage: Why America is leading the global rainbow divide” | Oakville.com

Coalition Aims to ‘Keep Scouting Free of Sex and Politics’

Marriage, students loans and more on teen pregnancy

Boys Hardest Hit: But the decline of marriage is no bargain for women either.

“If Your Child Is Gay? Senator Portman’s ‘change of heart’ raises many questions.” | Dennis Prager at NRO

“Huckabee: Evangelicals Will Walk if GOP Backs Gay Marriage” | Newsmax

    Newsmax: “They might. And if they do, they’re going to lose a large part of their base because evangelicals will take a walk,” he responds. “And it’s not because there’s an anti-homosexual mood, and nobody’s homophobic that I know of, but many of us, and I consider myself included, base our standards not on the latest Washington Post poll, but on an objective standard, not a subjective standard.


  • Posted: 03/21/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.newsmax.com

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New Report: 48 Percent of First Children Born to Unwed Mothers

Same-Sex Marriage: We’re Playing Chess, Not Checkers | Doug Mainwaring at Public Discourse

The UnMourned | Mark Steyn at NRO

    Mark Steyn at NRO: Viable babies were born*. Gosnell killed them by plunging scissors into their spinal cords. He taught his staff to do the same. This is a remarkable moment in American life: A man is killing actual living, gurgling, bouncing babies on an industrial scale – and it barely makes the papers. Had he plunged his scissors into the spinal cord of a Democrat politician in Arizona, then The New York Times, ABC, CBS, NBC and everyone else would be linking it to Sarah Palin’s uncivil call for dramatic cuts in government spending.


  • Posted: 03/20/2013
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: www.nationalreview.com

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Matthew Hoffman and Dr. Piero Tozzi talk about acting movements pro-life and pro-family program in Brazilian radio ANAJURE

    After addressing the meeting as being of RLP in Turkey and also bring a panel with the facts about the Civil Liberties fundamental for the world, (the example of Cuba, Venezuela, Pakistan, Presbyterian missionaries arrested in Senegal, among other news) , the Program Radio ANAJURE in the day received its second journalist correspondent LifeSiteNews, Matthew Hoffman, and Dr. Piero Tozzi (ADF / USA) who discussed errors and successes of the movement pro-life and pro-family in the U.S. and Brazil.


  • Posted: 03/20/2013
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  • Category: ADF in the News

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“Young Opponents of Same-Sex Marriage Undaunted” | NY Times

In defense of traditional marriage | Ryan T. Anderson at Washington Post

“Gay marriage, then group marriage?” | Robert P. George and Sherif Girgis and Ryan T. Anderson at CNN

    Robert P. George and Sherif Girgis and Ryan T. Anderson at CNN: But marriage is far more than your emotional bond with “your Number One person,” to quote same-sex marriage proponent John Corvino. Just as the act that makes marital love also makes new life, so marriage itself is a multilevel — bodily as well as emotional — union that would be fulfilled by procreation and family life. That is what justifies its distinctive norms — monogamy, exclusivity, permanence — and the concept of marital consummation by conjugal intercourse.


  • Posted: 03/20/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.cnn.com

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The Revolt of Intelligence Against “Marriage Equality”

    The Pearcey Report: Admittedly, the phrase “marriage equality” functions as highly effective PR. After all, who wants to stand against marriage? And who could possibly protest against equality? Therefore “marriage equality” seems like a win-win. Yet, a critical distance allows one to see beyond the PR and to realize that the kind of “equality” promoted in “marriage equality” is alien in theory, and inferior in results, to the genuinely liberating concept of “created equal” we find planted in the Declaration of Independence.


  • Posted: 03/20/2013
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  • Category: Featured
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  • Source: www.pearceyreport.com

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“Gay marriage fraught with danger for 2016 Republican presidential field”

Argentina’s Bergoglio becomes Pope Francis I | Florida Baptist Witness

The New Unmarried Moms | Kay Hymowitz, W. Bradford Wilcox And Kelleen Kaye at Wall Street Journal

    Kay Hymowitz, W. Bradford Wilcox And Kelleen Kaye at Wall Street Journal: For many Americans, the phrase “young single mother” conjures up a picture of a teenage high-school dropout. But that image is out of date. Teen pregnancy rates have been declining for two decades now. Today’s typical unmarried mother is a high-school graduate in her early 20s who may very well be living with her child’s father.


  • Posted: 03/19/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: online.wsj.com

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The Decline of Marriage and the Rise of Unwed Mothers: An Economic Mystery

2nd Circuit: Judge’s views about Facebook result in new sentence in child porn case

Poll: “Why support for gay marriage has grown so quickly” | Washington Post

“2nd VIEW: Group urges prayer for gay marriage cases” | Baptist Press

“Folk Legend Incites Mass Walkout With Anti-Gay Speech… In San Francisco”

Virginia: Dems blast comparison of slavery, abortion

Scotland: Attempt to ‘edge out’ school chaplains over ‘gay marriage’

Pro Abortion Movement in a Quandary Over Shortage of Abortion Doctors

“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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  • Category: ADF in the News
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  • Source: www.kirkcenter.org

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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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  • Category: Featured

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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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  • Source: hosted.ap.org

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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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  • Category: Featured

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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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  • Source: www.hawaiireporter.com

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LifeWay Research Poll: Americans say homosexuality a civil rights issue

UK: 69% think Tories should back traditional families