351 studies from 13 nations prove benefits of households with a dad, a mom, and their kids

Justices take up marriage challenges

Incest: The next frontier in ‘reproductive freedom’

New York Times editorialist: ‘Keep your religion in the closet’

Here’s what five Supreme Court Justices have said about same-sex marriage

Has SCOTUS stacked the deck against same-sex marriage in how it has framed the question?

On same-sex marriage, Supreme Court to weigh rights

The new orthodoxy: Why same-sex marriage can and does affect you

    Breakpoint: Activists for same-sex marriage routinely insist that Christians have nothing to fear from their proposals to restructure society’s basic institutions. It simply won’t affect us, we’re told. But when the conflict between same-sex couples’ newly-minted “rights” and Christians’ religious liberty becomes clear—as it has for Christian photographers, florists, bakers, caterers, ministers, and adoption agencies that are expected to solemnize same-sex couples as marriages—the tables turn. Then we’re told that Christians’ right to recuse themselves from celebrations they consider sinful must yield before the superior claim of sexual freedom. Such, said one New Mexico judge, is “the price of citizenship.”


  • Posted: 01/19/2015
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What’s the real story on marriage and family trends? Here are 11 findings

Supreme Court to rule on whether states have right to define marriage

Report: New York woman to marry her biological father

Virginia seeks to remove references to ‘husbands and wives’ from state law books; replace with gender-neutral ‘spouse’

Taking up same-sex marriage, but on its own terms

Awaiting Supreme Court marriage ruling

Supreme Court sets stage for historic same-sex marriage ruling

Same-sex marriage: High court sets stage for historic ruling

Same-sex weddings in the dock: US court to rule

Same-sex marriage is ‘ideological colonization,’ says Vatican spokesman

Is the next Roe v. Wade coming? Supreme Court to hear marriage case

Same-sex marriage returns to the Supreme Court

Supreme Court to hear same-sex marriage cases in April

Supreme Court agrees to settle same-sex marriage dispute

Supreme Court will rule on same-sex marriage

Supreme Court to hear marriage challenge: How should Christians respond?

Russell Moore responds to Supreme Court taking up same-sex marriage cases

Is glorifying God a hate crime now?

Symposium: Cert. grant signals promising vehicle to affirm marriage

Attorneys for Christian fire chief say termination violates First Amendment rights: ‘Tolerance is a two-way street’

Backlash against Atlanta mayor in firing of fire chief

Lawyers looking at ‘legal options’ for fired fire chief

Supreme Court to decide same-sex marriage cases

US Supreme Court agrees to hear 6th Circuit marriage cases

Is porn bad for marriage?

Religious freedom doesn’t cease in the workplace; An interview with Barronelle Stutzman

Was Atlanta’s fire chief fired over his faith?

Hundreds rally behind sacked Atlanta Fire Chief, activists praise mayor

Axed for his Christianity, fire chief fights back

Fire chief’s dismissal sparks religious freedom showdown

Supporters rally in Atlanta behind Kelvin Cochran

Judge rules South Dakota’s voter-approved marriage amendment unconstitutional

Thousands sign petitions calling for mayor to reinstate chief fired over Christian book

Minister sues Mich. for right to marry same-sex couples

Is a lavish wedding a prelude to divorce?

Forced down the same-sex wedding aisle

Christian florist who turned down gay wedding faces ruin

Baker who wouldn’t make cake for same-sex couple says commissioner compared him to Nazis

Christian cake artist Jack Phillips labeled a ‘Nazi’ by Civil Rights Commissioner due to same-sex marriage stance

Judge rejects mayor’s demand in transgender fight

City, mayor of Atlanta playing with constitutional fire

Washington judge rules that florist who refused service for same-sex wedding can be held personally liable

Judge’s ruling against Christian florist who refused to provide flowers for same-sex wedding could have major ramifications

The Atlanta fire chief fired

    First Things: The story of Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran’s dismissal is circulating widely around the web, and for what looks to be good reason. The affair has been reported widely, with stories and follow-ups here and here and here and here. Rather than rehearse all the details of his firing, I’ll point you to Ryan Anderson’s article and analysis. There are disputes over what exactly happened: Was Cochran fired for failing to follow municipal guidelines for publishing a book? Or, were the views expressed in the book (which deemed homosexuality immoral) the true pretext for his dismissal? It seems the answer is yes, to both.


  • Posted: 01/14/2015
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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Grotesque double standards on religious liberty in Atlanta

Christian cake company’s refusal to bake pro-same-sex marriage cake compared to slavery, holocaust by colorado commissioner

Christian florist can lose personal assets for declining same-sex wedding due to ‘relationship with Jesus,’ judge rules

Same-sex marriage warning as Florida introduces redefinition

Irish PM ‘happy to campaign strongly’ for same-sex marriage

CO civil rights commissioner compares baker who refused to service gay weddings to Nazis

Atlanta mayor dismisses fire chief over Christian book

Atlanta mayor accused of religious bias after dismissing fire chief over book

Fire chief terminated for Christian view of marriage; hires attorney to vindicate right to free speech

Commissioner compares free speech to slavery, Nazism

ADF files court brief in CO over ‘slave owner’ comment

State compares Christian baker to Nazis

Fired for his faith

Baker compared to ‘slave owners and perpetrators of the holocaust’ by gov’t officials, lawyers claim

Cautious about marriage, but not cohabitation