Category Archives: Marriage

Black Pastors: If Gay Marriage Wins, Martin Luther King Died in Vain

  If President Obama was expecting full support from the black community for his relentless push for gay marriage, he just got a loud and clear response: No way. At a recent rally, a large group of black pastors voiced their strong opposition to gay marriage. The rally was held against the backdrop of the [...]

US Embassy to Vatican: Celebrate LGBT Day With Us!

Our embassy to the Holy See was established to promote goodwill between the United States and the Vatican. Under the Obama administration, however, it has at best done nothing and at worst it actively harms our relationship with the Holy See. Today for instance the embassy staff took a break from posting selfies and asking [...]

Premature Talk of Surrender on Marriage

Some suggest that conservatives should or will surrender in the current contest over the meaning of marriage.  Such suggestions are premature, I argue in an article at Public Discourse.  I think that for both principled and pragmatic reasons we should not expect to see the conservative movement giving up on this issue any time soon. [...]

The Culture of Life is a Culture of Motherhood

Let’s talk about diapers: a newborn baby will need 2,500 diapers in the first year, and many more after that, but state-run programs like WIC and SNAP don’t address even basic needs like diapers. The fight to end abortion grabs headlines, but the press pays little attention to the mundane needs of the single mother [...]

Catholicism and the Nature of Marriage

I have sometimes seen well-intentioned commentators say that the Church needs to insist that a Christian marriage is only between a man and a woman.  Similarly, I have seen others make an argument that the Church should get out of the culture war over the definition of civil marriage, and just retreat to, and defend [...]

Why is Racism Different?

A few weeks ago, conservatives rushed to support Brendan Eich, so if we are consistent, why shouldn’t we defend Donald Sterling too? One could argue that even if the First Amendment does not apply, it is morally objectionable for a person to be deprived of his livelihood for his beliefs–even if they are demonstrably wrong. After all, [...]

Pope Francis: Say What?

Earlier this week, a story made the rounds on the inter-webs that Pope Francis had counselled an Argentine woman who had married a divorcee to go ahead and receive Communion. The story, as reported here, was based on an Italian report of an Argentine report based on a Facebook post by the husband of the [...]

Did Pope Francis Support Civil Unions?

Well, no. Actually he didn’t do anything of the kind. Of course, the liberal media will never let the truth get in the way of a good story. Here’s what CNN wrote yesterday: Pope Francis reaffirmed the Catholic Church’s opposition to gay marriage on Wednesday, but suggested in a newspaper interview that it could support [...]


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