In recent months college campuses around the country have erupted in politically correct protests. Welcome to the world of “micro-aggressions, safe spaces, and trigger warnings!” Freedom of speech and the very nature of reasoned dialogue are under attack. In the midst of this craziness on both high school and university campuses, one group of students—Christians—are increasingly marginalized. The bias against students’ with deeply held Christian values is pervasive. It may not be violent persecution yet–but their mouths are being shut, their rights violated, and their beliefs trampled.
At least that's what one person noted online. I breathed a quick "pffffft," stirred by the unique ignorance of the historical significance of the day and moved on. However, in the days since, my mind has repeatedly returned to the statement and itched me in a way I have been trying to understand how to scratch.
Thanksgiving sans religion is a sentiment shared by many. The American Humanist Association weighs in, "There are so few secular holidays, let’s be thankful for this one."
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Noticeably absent were any children who, while loving their two moms or two dads, yearned for both a mom and dad.
In my new book, “The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom,” I devote a chapter to highlighting the stories of children of gays and lesbians who have spoken out about how redefining marriage has social costs. Their basic story is the same: Same-sex marriage denies children like them a relationship with either a mother or a father—denies them their mother or their father.
On Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at Rutgers University Kellie Fiedorek (Alliance Defending Freedom) & Ryan T. Anderson (Heritage Foundation) spoke at Rutgers University on sexual ethics. In an "anything goes" sexual culture why should we even discuss the ethics of people's "private" lives? Are sexual mores grounded in anything besides our desires? As a result of the recent turbulent upheaval of opinion and law regarding marriage are there rational answers to a public understanding of marriage? This includes two in depth academic lectures, a critical response, and public Q & A.