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Protect trees – but not the family tree?

January 10th, 2014 Comments off

by Helena Adeloju

Strange as it might seem, I would count wandering the graveyards of the evergreen Irish countryside with my best friend as one of my fondest memories of 2013. A trip, which possibly had its roots in our Irish dancing childhood, finally became a reality when we made it to the Emerald Isle together in July last year. Our shared fascination with our Irish heritage is what took us there, as well as a love all things Irish. Read more…

How redefining marriage threatens freedom of speech

August 14th, 2013 Comments off

by Alistair Nicholas

A pioneer of gay liberation has made it clear that the real goal is an assault on religious values.

Some months ago I somewhat reluctantly wrote on the subject of gay marriage. I argued at the time that the agenda of the gay lobby was not simply marriage equality but that the lobby (not individual gays) was preparing for an assault on religion. My concern has been borne out by an article by Dennis Altman, an internationally renowned academic and gay activist. In “Queer push for marriage”, which appeared recently in the Australian Financial Review, Altman makes it clear that the real target for the gay lobby is religion. Read more…

To the Log Cabin Republicans: Natural Marriage Policy is Best

August 8th, 2013 Comments off
By Jennifer Thieme, CP Op-Ed Contributor and Director of Finance & Advancement for the Ruth Institute.
This article was first published August 8, 2013, at ChristianPost.com.
Note: Ms. Thieme’s initial column on Log Cabin Republicans and Abraham Lincoln can be seen here. Gregory T. Angelo of the Log Cabin Republicans responded with a column that can be read here.

The Log Cabin Republicans did not address the central point I made, which is how same sex marriage changes the status between parents and their children. The claims for “marriage equality” pale in comparison to the vast transfer of authority from natural families to the state. It’s a case of the good being the enemy of the best. Read more…

New York Times Profiles Young Marriage Activists!

March 22nd, 2013 Comments off

The New York Times covers an often ignored story — the young men and women who are active in the fight to protect and promote marriage in politics and culture! Ryan Anderson, co-author of “What is Marriage?” and our Communications Director Thomas Peters were interviewed for this article, as were many inspiring young pro-marriage voices: Read more…

If two lesbians, why not two sisters?

March 19th, 2013 Comments off

by Carolyn Moynihan

If marriage is all about love, commitment and stability, why can’t I marry my sister?

New Zealand’s Marriage Act 1955 does not define marriage; no-one then thought it necessary to define what was self-evident, anywhere. As the agitation for same-sex marriage grew, however, the United States federal government passed the Defence of Marriage Act in 1996 defining marriage as the legal union of one man and one woman, a move ratified by the majority of states. Read more…

Persistence is Key — in Marriage as in Life

March 12th, 2013 Comments off

by Stella Morabito, a Washington, DC-based writer who focuses on issues of society, culture and education. She has published several op-eds on marriage and gender issues in the Washington Examiner and has testified against genderless marriage before the Maryland Legislature in Annapolis. In her past work as an intelligence analyst, she specialized in Russian and Soviet politics, ideology and media.

Do you know your neighbor’s or co-worker’s or classmate’s real opinions about genderless marriage?   Or do you simply know what they say they believe?  Or, do you – and they — tend neither to ask nor to tell on such hot button topics?  Read more…

Mark Regnerus and the Storm over the New Family Structures Study

November 5th, 2012 Comments off

by  Matthew J. Franck

Attacks on sociologist Mark Regnerus after he challenged the “no differences” thesis haven’t obscured the high quality of the New Family Structures Study or its troubling findings. The first of a two-part series.

Seldom has the publication of a dry, factual report in sociology caused such a storm of controversy. In June 2012, the bimonthly peer-reviewed journal Social Science Research published an article by University of Texas sociologist Mark Regnerus titled, “How different are the children of parents who have same-sex relationships? Findings from the New Family Structures Study.” The answer to his title’s question was: quite a bit different, and most of the differences are not good. Read more…

Men Don’t Mother

October 27th, 2012 Comments off

by Jenet Erickson

October 26th, 2012 http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2012/10/6710/

Promoting “genderless parenting” contradicts what the facts show us both about the harms of single parenthood and the benefits of having a mom and a dad.

There’s been a strange turn of opinions about fatherhood–at least in recent public debates. Decades of research have now documented the tremendous challenges children face when they grow up without their fathers. But you would never know it by looking at some of the recent public arguments for “genderless parenting.” Read more…

Gays Against Gay Marriage: Do They Exist? Do They Matter?

September 27th, 2012 Comments off

Recently I had an exchange on Facebook about redefining marriage to include gay couples. I mentioned something about conservative gays against gay marriage, and a friend replied to me, saying:

“I for one have never heard of a conservative gay … so that’s a new one on me.”

I wasn’t surprised when he said it, because I didn’t know that conservative gays existed either until the past couple years. Like him, I thought all gays were liberals.

But conservative gays do exist. There are gays who do not agree with the gay marriage issue.

I keep wondering why liberal gays get all the media attention. Why are liberal gays the only gays you see on TV with signs and banners? Why are they the ones who get interviews and publicity, and not the others? Isn’t the marriage issue a gay issue? Read more…

The Roe v. Wade of Our Time: the Battle over Marriage

September 19th, 2012 Comments off

Gay activists have marketed “gay marriage” as an issue of equal rights and compassion, but at it’s heart it is not about either. It is about changing the function of marriage as a public policy by making small changes to certain words in the law surrounding marriage and family. As a matter of justice and social responsibility, we must try to forecast what will happen to people and society as a result of those legal changes.

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