Sarah Brown at Washington Post: It may be even more surprising for adults to ponder the role that faith and individual morals and values have played. Among those teens who haven’t had sex, the primary reason they give for…well…not doing it is that having sex at this point in their lives is against their religion or morals, according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Week: In fact, it wasn’t even close, say Paul Hitlin, Amy Mitchell, and Mark Jurkowitz at Pew’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. In nearly 500 articles and TV segments from March 18 to May 12, “stories with more statements supporting same-sex marriage outweighed those with more statements opposing it by a margin of roughly 5-to-1.” . . . No kidding, says Rich Lizardo at The American Spectator. “The report might as well have been titled ‘The Sky Is Blue’ because this only confirms what everyone already knew.”
Tim Roder at Washington Post: Terms like husband, wife, mother, and father become up for grabs, and in effect meaningless. When terms become meaningless, it becomes more difficult to teach the realities they are meant to convey and to encourage young people to take such realities seriously. When the law and the culture it shapes say that mom and dad are interchangeable, it becomes harder to teach your kids otherwise.