Tag: The Marriage Debate

SSM Advocates’ Unprincipled Position on Marriage

No one today is carrying on the same-sex “marriage” (SSM) debate more thoughtfully than Sherif Girgis, Robert George, and Ryan Anderson, on the one side, and Kenji Yoshino on the other. The latest in their exchange of articles is here at Public Discourse. And here is one brief take...

SSM Trends: Something Lacking, No Rules

Trend-watching, from today’s NY Times, “When the Bride Takes a Bride:” how same-sex couples are finding ways to celebrate without being forced into a straight couples’ mold. The piece opens with a pair of lesbians who didn’t like how their “wedding” and “honeymoon” went. “On every level there was...

Gay Rights Distortions and Aggression

Clay Farris Naff asked in the Huffington Post this week, Do We Really Want America to Be a Christian Iran? It only takes a moment’s reflection on that question to realize Naff’s sense of proportion (like Tavis Smiley’s) is askew. Many of his “facts” and his arguments are too....

Interracial Marriage and Same-Sex “Marriage” « Public Discourse

An important insight from Francis Beckwith on same-sex “marriage” and its supposed analogy to interracial marriage. Based on historical/legal research, It is clear then that the miscegenation/same-sex analogy does not work. [From Interracial Marriage and Same-Sex Marriage « Public Discourse] The disanalogy: where the antimiscegenation laws came from, and...

Creative Minority Report: “Marriage as a Life Issue”

From Creative Minority Report: Marriage as a Life Issue: Guttmacher points out that “the overwhelming majority of women having abortions (85%) were unmarried.” … Abortion is a symptom of a lack of love…. real committed love…. Maybe one of the most pro-life actions one can take is defending marriage....

Why I Signed The Manhattan Declaration

Maybe it’s the Yorktown effect. I live just a few miles from the battlefield where America won its independence from Britain, and my commute to work actually takes me through that battlefield. Just a few blocks from there is the home of a patriot named Thomas Nelson, a signer...

Discrimination On the Basis of What?

From a termination letter written to an employee of Brookstone, Inc.: Peter, Brookstone is an equal opportunity employer, meaning that we maintain a healthy, safe and productive work environment free from discrimination or harassment based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, or...

On Marriage In Maine

An encouraging outcome: They had far more money, ground troops and political support, and geography was on their side, given that New England has been more accepting of same-sex marriage than any other region of the country. Yet gay-rights advocates suffered a crushing loss in Maine when voters decided...

“A Christian Vision of Marriage and Family”

Albert Mohler, on a new book by Andreas Kostenberger with David W. Jones: As Kostenberger observes, “What until now has been considered a ‘normal’ family, made up of a father, a mother, and a number of children, has in recent years increasingly begun to be viewed as one among...