Tag: The Marriage Debate

Is Christianity Sexist? 3: Even If…

Sexism is a manifestation of the human propensity by which those who hold power over others tend to abuse that power. Nothing in atheism helps correct that problem. Christianity (ChristianytT, that is), by contrast, offers a strong solution to sexism. Look back at these revolutionary words from my previous post...

Is Christianity Sexist? 2: A Revolution Of Liberation

Revolutionary words: Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. — Ephesians 5:25 He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his...

When There Are No Experts

My current column at BreakPoint begins, The age of the expert is reaching a limit. Not long ago an advocate for same-sex “marriage” challenged me to prove scientifically that growing up in a household led by a same-sex couple was harmful to children. “I’m not sure we have any...

A Vision For Marriage In Our Culture: Ten Essentials

What will it take to recover marriage in our culture? Do we have a vision for marriage in our culture? I wrote recently on “Ten Reasons We’re Losing On Gay ‘Marriage.'” Today I want to lay out a vision for victory on marriage, in the form of ten essentials....

Ten Reasons We’re Losing On Gay “Marriage”

We are losing on gay “marriage.” The conflict continues—there was a victory last week in North Carolina!—and the overall end is not yet clear. Still, we’ve lost millions of skirmishes: the hearts of people who think marriage is for any two adults who want to put that name on...

Strategies For a Tilted World

A man once ordained priest in Rome writes on CNN’s Belief Blog of “knee-jerk” Christianity, too bigoted and irrational to recognize our own Scripture’s approval of homosexuality. An influential advocate against bullying in schools drives dozens of students from the room, some of them in tears, calling out obscenities...

Two Steps From Reasonable About Marriage

Stephen Heaney at Public Discourse: Two Steps From Reasonable About Marriage. Good reading for anyone who has ever doubted marriage and child-bearing belong together....

SSM: Reason and the Religious Divide Part 4: Children

I expect that this, the final post in this series, may also be the most controversial. In these  articles I’ve been trying to do two things: Demonstrate that there are non-religious reasons to reject same-sex “marriage,” and Answer the question, “If rejecting SSM isn’t all about religion, then why...

SSM, Reason, and the Religious Divide: The Essential Meaning of “Marriage”

President Obama declared his affirmation of same-sex “marriage” yesterday. His opinion changes nothing except the legal and political environment. More specifically, it has no effect on what marriage actually is, because the meaning of marriage is not up to anyone to decide—not even the President. What I mean is...