Professor Mark Regnerus
University of Texas sociologist Mark Regnerus’ study on the social and mental-health of children raised in heterosexual households versus those raised in homosexual households has caused a lot of controversy since being published in the July issue of Social Science Research. So much so that according to Angela O’Brien of LifeSiteNews, he is being investigated by his emp... More
I recently got an email from a thoughtful young man, a high-school senior who this fall will be attending a very liberal college in the Northeast. He read an article I had written on the subject of President Obama’s recent advocacy of “gay marriage.” Though he disagreed, I thanked him for a respectful reply. Too often, people who email me in disagreement aren’t civil at all.
He obje... More
Like John Barnes said, things keep evolving…
The Democratic leader in the Senate told The Hill that he believes that marriage redefinition will be in Democratic Party’s platform, to be approved at their national convention late this summer in Charlotte. “The president’s in favor of it, I’m sure it will be,” Reid said.
Which is no surprise now, but still another sad dev... More
In reaction to President Obama’s endorsement of so-called ‘same-sex marriage,’ Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), issued the following statement:
Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York
President Obama’s comments today in support of the redefinition of marriage are deeply saddening. As I stated in my public letter to the Presiden... More
There’s a lot of talk these days about the “War on Women.” But what about the ‘War on Women’s Bodies”? Or the “War on Women’s Self- Image”?
With all the pressure on women to adhere to impossible standards of beauty set by starving, chain-smoking 20 year-old models in New York City, one would think that there would be nothing new under the “diet fad” sun.
Well, not so fast. B... More
We have allies in the Mormon faith in defending marriage — not just politically, but building a culture that values and supports it. Here’s a report on an LDS gathering in Salt Lake City:
During the morning session, LDS apostle Boyd K. Packer reminded listeners that the “creation of life is a great responsibility for a married couple.”
Children are meant to have two parents... More
Today judges on the Ninth Circuit again insisted that California’s Proposition 8 (a constitutional amendment to protect traditional marriage) violates the U.S. Constitution. Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez responds:
The court’s decision reflects a basic confusion about what marriage is and what marriage is for, and about why the government has an interest in promoting and strengthening marr... More
2012 could be a “make or break” year for marriage, as the press is reporting today.
In New Hampshire, Minnesota and North Carolina, pro-marriage advocates are on offense, working to repeal gay marriage (NH) or adding marriage to state constitutions that don’t have it yet (MN, NC).
In New Jersey, Maryland and Washington State, gay marriage activists are trying to legalize gay marr... More
A friend passed this along. The legislature in Washington State will have the first hearings on a bill that will call for “marriage equality,” that includes some very deceptive “protections” for religious institutions.
The bill will basically strike all language that specifies marriage as being between one man and one woman and say instead “two persons.”
The oth... More
Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, as President of the USCCB, issued a joint letter today with religious leaders of other faith traditions to fight for marriage and religious liberty.
Signatories included leaders from Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Evangelical, Jewish, Lutheran, Mormon, and Pentecostal communities in the United States. Dolan was one of the four signing Catholic bishops. “Mar... More