Marriage and the Black Family
Black children have suffered the most as a result of the decline of marriage in the black community. And today marriage faces new threats. Those who promote what they call marriage equality have unjustly appropriated the language and the mantle of the civil rights movement. But there can be no equivalence between blacks’ experience of slavery and oppression and the circumstances of homosexuals. Adapted from an address delivered at the Vatican during the Humanum Colloquium.
Connecting Religious and Economic Liberty
New data suggest that countries that value and protect religious liberty offer fertile soil for economic liberty to flourish.
Division and Remembrance: Syria Past and Present
In his new book on Syria, Christian Sahner explores the rise of Islam, the place of Christianity, the emergence of sectarian politics, the autocratic state, and the Lebanese paradigm.
Reconnecting an Unbound Generation
The answer to our culture’s dramatic increase in out-of-wedlock births and children raised by single parents is not to lower the bar further. Rather than promoting “planned parenting,” we should work to build a culture of marriage.
Civic Trust and My Friend José
The disappearance of forty-three Mexican students serves as a cautionary tale—and a reminder of the crucial importance of what civic trust we Americans still have.
A Tocquevillian Argument against Contraception
Parenthood powerfully combats the two greatest dangers to a democracy: selfishness and isolation.
J.S. Mill and the Pro-Life Cause
In spite of its many problematic aspects, the political thought of J.S. Mill provides a low but solid foundation for the essential convictions of the pro-life movement: that the unborn, in virtue of their common humanity, deserve the full protection of the law.
Myths about Israel and Zionism
Debates about Israel and Palestine often assume a historical narrative that is at odds with historical realities.
Evangelicals and the LGBT Community: What Does the Future Hold?
Evangelicals are learning to model both grace and truth when discussing homosexuality and same-sex marriage.
Embracing Exile, Working for Renewal: A Report from the Pennsylvania Conference on Faith and Society
Untethered to an “establishment” and or a “mainstream” that needs to be placated, today’s conservative students can experiment freely with impolitic ideas—perhaps more closely approaching the truth in the process.
Children’s Rights, or Rights to Children?
If it’s okay to buy and sell sperm, eggs, and wombs, then why is it not okay to sell other human tissues or organs? If it’s okay to sell one’s reproductive parts, why is it not okay to sell one’s sexual parts, as in prostitution? If it’s okay to pre-sell and pre-order children via third-party reproduction, what is so wrong with buying and selling children who are already born or conceived?
In For the Long Haul: Factors Contributing to the Marriage Crisis
A model developed by developmental psychologist Urie Bronfenbrenner, paired with the example of the pro-life movement, may demonstrate a new way forward in rehabilitating marriage.
Not Sentiment, Prejudice, or Tradition: Exploring the Nature of Marriage
Patrick Lee and Robert P. George’s new book clearly establishes that the case for conjugal marriage is not based on irrational prejudice or sentimental appeal to tradition. It is based on a series of sophisticated arguments that deserve to be answered.
Trading Places with Senator Portman: How I Discovered the Truth of Complementarity
Like Newton’s law of gravity, natural law can’t be defied or ignored, at least not for long. We deny or disregard the significance of complementarity at our own peril, for the consequences of our denial will likely be staggering.
Austria’s Troubling Quran Law
Austria’s attempt to mandate a single German translation of the Quran reflects ignorance about Islam and the factors contributing to violent extremism, obliviousness to the nature of modern media, and an attitude of cultural imperialism.
Academic Freedom, Religious Institutions, and the State
Government funding of education should not be tied to the beliefs of unaccountable academics. Public support for education should empower students and parents, and the choices they make.