By: Daniel Weiss|Published Date: September 30, 2014
One of the most common and seemingly effective arguments in favor of same-sex marriage is the comparison of natural marriage proponents to racists bent on propping up the segregationist policies of the Deep South. Denying gay-identified couples the so-called “right to marry,” the argument holds, is akin to forbidding mixed race couples from marrying.
By: Gina Dalfonzo|Published Date: September 30, 2014
The Heritage Foundation and the National Review Institute are co-hosting a panel discussion called "Strengthening Society: What Progress on Life Can Teach Us for Challenges Facing the Family," starting at 9 this morning (that is, in a couple of minutes). A couple of my old friends and colleagues, Chuck Donovan and Jennifer Marshall, will be among the speakers and should be well worth hearing. Click here to watch online!
By: Gina Dalfonzo|Published Date: September 29, 2014
I was waiting and waiting for Mark Steyn's take on last week's beheading in Moore, Oklahoma. He did not disappoint. Money quote: "'Nothing to do with Islam' is not yet the leading cause of death in developed nations, but it's making impressive strides."
By: Roberto Rivera|Published Date: September 26, 2014
More than 40 years ago, Corrie ten Boom told me to calm down a bit and relax. Well, with apologies to that great woman,this isn’t going to help.
That’s right, a California charter school banned “The Hiding Place” from what it hilariously calls its “curriculum warehouse” as part of a policy that prohibits “sectarian materials on our state-authorized lending shelves.” Read More >
By: Shane Morris|Published Date: September 26, 2014
The pro-choice crowd's "safe, legal and rare" sloganeering days are long gone. Embattled and becoming rarer, defenders of unrestricted abortion access have dropped the old tone and taken to glorifying the procedure as a positive good for women, even going so far as to suggest that abortion isn't really a difficult decision.
But pro-abortion poetry? That's a new low. I wish I were making this up.
By: Roberto Rivera|Published Date: September 24, 2014
Over at Matter, Alan Heathcock reports on the impact of the California drought on that state’s Central Valley. He tells readers that the farmers whose livelihood and way of life is threatened “blame the rest of us” for not caring.
By “not caring” they seem to mean letting environmentalists run amok in federal and state legislatures. As one farmer told Heathcock, “These particular environmentalists have fought to make sure whatever precious water is released from the state’s reservoirs goes first to facilitating salmon runs. The problem is that most of this water heads out into the ocean with no attempt to reuse it.”
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By: Daniel Weiss|Published Date: September 23, 2014
The Public Discourse has published a heart-crushing piece on the dark side of same-sex marriage. Written by a wife whose husband embraced a gay identity and left her, this piece shatters the happy same-sex family image. Janna Darnelle writes: Read More >
By: Gina Dalfonzo|Published Date: September 23, 2014
If you're on my Facebook, you may have seen Shane and me discussing this article by Vyckie Garrison, who went from Quiverfull advocate to outspoken atheist. Garrison argues that Quiverfull doctrine is "regular Christianity writ large," so when she left that belief system behind, it was necessary to turn away from Jesus as well.
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By: David Carlson|Published Date: September 22, 2014
I made the mistake of leaving the volume on for a car commercial as I was watching college football this weekend. But it was an enlightening mistake.
Lexus’s advertisers, bless ’em, have decided to call a spade a spade. The company’s latest ad for its “F series” performance cars features a sultry voice and images of a rain-soaked couple crawling all over each other on a sidewalk, while a Lexus F series revs up in front of them. The car, the voice says, “provokes lust.”
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By: Gina Dalfonzo|Published Date: September 19, 2014
In the New York Times, Isabel V. Sawhill argues that, even though family breakdown and increasing out-of-wedlock pregnancy rates are hurting children, there's nothing we can do to restore marriage. Instead, she says, we need better contraception and more government aid: "As much as we might welcome a revival, I doubt that it will happen. The genie is out of the bottle. What we need instead is a new ethic of responsible parenthood."
I'll agree that the problem is serious, but to try to fix it like this sounds like putting a band-aid on a malignant tumor.