2 Ind. colleges say they’ll oppose marriage amendment

“Republicans need to pay attention to this poll on gay marriage in South Carolina”

Polling Data Consistently Shows Women are Pro-Life on Abortion

African-American Religious Leaders Ramp Up Campaign Against Marriage Equality

“Emboldened, gay marriage activists eye 50 states” | USA Today

West Point Hosts First Male Same-Sex Wedding

“How Illinois gay marriage fight pitted Obama against black pastors in Chicago”

    Peter Wallsten at Washington Post: Leading the charge was the Rev. James T. Meeks, the politically savvy pastor of the sprawling Salem Baptist Church in Chicago, who taped robocalls expressing his opposition to gay marriage and connecting thousands of black constituents to their local legislators . . . Irritation was growing in the African American caucus. Some circulated lists showing how campaign contributions from gay donors had historically flowed only to white Democrats, yet now they were supposed to go against powerful constituents in their home districts. Some expressed frustration that they were being asked to take a stand on gay marriage while little was being done to curb gun violence and poverty in their embattled neighborhoods.

  • Posted: 11/01/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.washingtonpost.com

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Hiring of homosexual employees being considered by Ky. Baptist child care agency

The Teenage Brain on Porn | ABC video

Marriage Makes Our Children Richer—Here’s Why | W. Bradford Wilcox

Alliance Defending Freedom Brings Key Cases To Current Supreme Court

When Boys Can’t Decide What Gender to Be Today

British Judge Traces Change In Role of Religion In Family Courts

The Incredible Shrinking Workforce

Forget the Enlightenment—Focus on the Family | AWR Hawkins at The University Bookman

Can You Explain Your Support of Traditional Marriage? | Engage Family Minute

The Global Fight for Children’s Rights: Europe

Gallup: Higher Marriage Rate Could Boost the Economy

What happened to America? Byron Babione, other experts’ marriage testimony at Hawaii House of Representatives | Videos

Poll: 76% believe in God, 38% do what God asks

Pa. woman to face trial on charges she killed newborn found in plastic bag in bar toilet tank

Ecumenism in the Chaplaincy | First Things

    James A. Hamel at First Things: Last week I was sitting in my office at the chapel when one of our chaplain assistants came in and told me that an Airman was on his way in and wanted to talk with a chaplain. He wanted to know if I was available to see this particular Airman. I said that I was, but inquired further if the Airman expressed any denominational preference. “Did the Airman want to see a particular kind of chaplain?” The chaplain assistant assured me that the in-bound Airman didn’t have a preference; he just wanted to see a chaplain.

  • Posted: 10/28/2013
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.firstthings.com

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Polyamory: When three isn’t a crowd

The Wise Know What Matters: Political disengagement is not an option | Kathryn Jean Lopez at NRO

IL: “Lambda Legal Sues After Cab Driver Kicks Out Gay Couple For Exchanging A Kiss”

Marriage and abortion are economic issues | Star Parker

Most Britons want full face veils banned in all public places

UK: Magistrates reject proposal to end Bible oath in court

Evangelicals and Immigration | Betsy Woodruff at NRO

    Betsy Woodruff at National Review: The lesson of all of this should be that any sentence that says “Evangelicals believe [fill in the blank] regarding immigration [or just about any other political issue]” is seriously fraught. There are approximately 90 to 100 million Evangelical Christians in America (per Wheaton College’s Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals). That number is big, and one might expect a certain diversity.

  • Posted: 10/25/2013
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.nationalreview.com

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Polyamory and Same-Sex Marriage | Mona Charen at NRO

“Are Catholic bishops really the final authority on the faith?” | Jason Steidl at Washington Post

    Jason Steidl at Washington Post: Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois recently leveled charges of blasphemy against a group of Catholic advocates for gay rights who were planning to pray in the cathedral before a 5:15 pm Mass. These members of the Rainbow Sash Movement intended to wear the colorful sashes and pray a rosary in protest against the Roman Catholic Church’s opposition to gay marriage. The bishop, however, with the backing of law enforcement, prohibited anyone with sashes from entering the cathedral . . . For Catholic supporters of gay marriage, history proves that their dissent, along with the corresponding criticisms and condemnations from bishops, is part of a long tradition of dialogue within the body of faith. Often the condemned minority becomes the accepted majority, and church teaching evolves.

  • Posted: 10/25/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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Census Bureau: Means-Tested Gov’t Benefit Recipients Outnumber Full-Time Year-Round Workers

A House Divided Cannot Stand: On Social and Economic Conservatism | Ryan T. Anderson at First Things

Rasmussen: “44% Favor Gay Marriage, 44% Oppose”

Fecundophobia: The Growing Fear Of Children And Fertile Women

Language in the Abortion Debate: Should We Use Unborn vs. Fetus or Baby?

Abortion and Murder’s Eroding Distinction | Nate Kellum at the Christian Post

Cos. Offer Health Benefits To Transgender Workers

Five Ways Lenin’s Propaganda Destroyed Marriage And The Family In Russia

    Monica Showalter at Investor’s Business Daily: The focus was on family, not what Marxism could do for the working class. But unlike economic classes such as Kulaks or aristocrats who had fallen into his disfavor, women couldn’t be liquidated. Their favored institutions could, however, and that’s why Lenin specifically targeted marriage and family in his effort to build a “New Soviet Man.” Five elements stand out in how Lenin and his Bolsheviks used propaganda to get women to support his revolution.

  • Posted: 10/24/2013
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  • Category: Featured
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  • Source: news.investors.com

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Same-sex ‘marriage’ controversy hits ecumenical Thanksgiving celebration in Charlotte

Is atheism winning the culture war? | Herb Silverman of the Secular Coalition at WashPo

Point of View: So pretend you’re a photographer: Your conscience or your livelihood? | Eric Metaxas at Point of View

Should we pull back from politics? | Russell D. Moore at Southern Baptist ERLC

Ted Cruz receives 8 min. standing ovation at Texas return

Study Shows Alternate Lifestyles Put Kids at Disadvantage

Evangelical Leader Preaches Pullback From Politics, Culture Wars

Barna Research: 3 Trends Redefining the Information Age

    Barna Research: Twitter, Facebook, eBooks, news feeds, mobile apps are all information sources that didn’t exist just a few years ago, and they are changing the way the modern consumer processes information. These digital mediums have introduced to reading and to information a whole new level of scrolling, skimming and synopsizing. All of this has vast implications for the future of content and communication, including the future of books. Barna Group’s new study uncovers three of the trends that are redefining the information age.

  • Posted: 10/22/2013
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.barna.org

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Bishop rues West’s view of Arab Spring, distinguishes jihadists, moderate Muslims

Pastor Mark Driscoll: Science and Scripture Make it Clear Abortion is Murder | Kristi Burton Brown at LifeNews

Study: 15 Percent Of Us Youth Out Of School, Work

    AP: Almost 6 million young people are neither in school nor working, according to a study released Monday. That’s almost 15 percent of those aged 16 to 24 who have neither desk nor job, according to The Opportunity Nation coalition, which wrote the report.

  • Posted: 10/21/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: bigstory.ap.org

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It’s no laughing matter: Britain has become a nation of religious illiterates ‘who are baffled by Biblical references in Monty Python film The Life of Brian’

Exclusive: Mexican archbishop defends school that refused admission to child with ‘two fathers’

African-American clergy hold key to marriage in Illinois

NYPD: Fetus Found In Teen’s Bag Inside Manhattan Victoria’s Secret

Should We Be Allowed to Choose the Sexual Orientation of Our Children?

    Pacific Standard: In a New York magazine piece, “The Science of Gaydar,” writer David France looks at the growing scientific evidence for innate differences between gay and straight people. France ends by gazing toward the future, and asks the question, “What if prenatal tests were able to show a predisposition to gayness?” Well, France reports, “[Northwestern University psychological professor] Michael Bailey, for one, isn’t troubled by the moral implications any more than he would oppose fetal screens for potential birth defects, though he quickly adds his personal belief that homosexuality is ‘a good’ on par with heterosexuality.”

  • Posted: 10/17/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.psmag.com

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“Sexual Identity vs. Sexual Behavior” | Huffington Post Video Discussion

Elena Kagan: Not all government is dysfunctional

Newspaper faces backlash over reader’s ‘homosexual sinners’ letter

UK: Proportion of babies born in wedlock falls to new low of just 53 per cent

Hawaii’s largest faiths oppose legislation that redefines marriage

58% Think America Should Still Honor Christopher Columbus

Sweden Elects Its First Female Archbishop

Newborn baby with umbilical attached found dumped in back yard in Queens, New York

Top BBC Muslim broadcaster says no to Islamic dress code

5 Things To Know About China’s New Aged Care Law

Scalia and the devil

    UPI: “You’re looking at me as though I’m weird. My God! Are you so out of touch with most of America, most of which believes in the devil? I mean, Jesus Christ believed in the devil! It’s in the Gospels! You travel in circles that are so … removed from mainstream America that you are appalled that anybody would believe in the devil! Most of mankind has believed in the devil, for all of history. Many more intelligent people than you or me have believed in the devil.”

  • Posted: 10/14/2013
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: www.upi.com

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Church Attendance a Big Reason Why a Majority of Americans Pro-Life on Abortion

Bishop warns Britain in danger of becoming “anti-Christian”

Two-thirds favor Indiana Defense of Marriage Constitutional Amendment

The New Narcotic

Not All Marriages Are Created Equal

Christians, Pastors and Politics | Edwin Meese at Christian Post

UK: Christianity relegated as RE squeezed out of schools

Bakery Bullies: LGBT groups are leading a hateful intimidation campaign against Christian cakemakers.