by Jennifer Kabbany – Associate Editor of The College Fix
SAN DIEGO – Anne Petty always believed in and supported the traditional definition of marriage – but the 23-year-old Idaho college student said she didn’t know how best to defend her position other than to cite the Bible.
After this weekend, Petty said she is armed with knowledge and data to explain her beliefs from secular, academic and scientific points of view. Read more…
by Betsy Kerekes – Director of Online Publications, The Ruth Institute
“This was a smashing event. I am ecstatic,” said Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, founder and president of the Ruth Institute, regarding its first annual gala, held June 2nd at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego.
In addition to the food, the camaraderie of groups from diverse religious backgrounds joined together by a common concern for the state of marriage, was exceptional. The fellowship began in the foyer with vendor tables set up so guests could become informed and support one another. Vendors included radio programs, Christian grammar and high schools, and pro-life organizations. Read more…
This is not just your average entertainment, dinner, raffle prizes and live auction. We will also have the fascinating Tim Clemente: Hollywood producer, writer, consultant, stuntman, and former FBI special agent, as our guest speaker. The event is also being hosted by Patrick Coffin, Immaculate Heart Radio’s nationally known radio personality and speaker!
For more information and to order tickets, click here!
Our very own Jennifer Thieme was on the Taylor Baldwin show yesterday! The show was broadcast live from the San Diego Union Tribune television studios. Jennifer represented the pro-marriage side, and gay activist Sean Sala represented the gay marriage side.
Jennifer led off by asking a few questions:
what is marriage?
what purpose does marriage serve in society?
why did marriage arise in the first place?
She pointed out that what is at stake amounts to a “quid pro quo transaction”–in other words, a trade–between allowing gays to marry, and the fundamental presumption that children are entitled to a mother and a father. Read more…
No, the turnout in San Diego for Pro Marriage demonstrators was not nearly what it was in DC. Nonetheless, approx. 100 turned out to show their support for Natural Marriage; as against perhaps 3 or 4 people from ‘other side’ — guess who the media wanted to interview? You guessed it……