Marriage, poverty, and self-control.

A couple days ago I had breakfast with a dearly loved liberal friend.  She is a biologist and doing valuable work to protect our earth’s natural resources around the globe.  Despite our differing perspectives, we found common ground regarding our values- specifically in anti-trafficking efforts, feeding the hungry, and fighting poverty.  Because we have both…

The great *stigma* divide.

“You sent me the link to your blog, and I knew I was never going to open it,” one of my closest friends who falls on the other side of this issue told me. It was reported that a family member said something to the effect of: “I just began reading a few words of…

The French Get It.

The French see the question of legalizing gay marriage for what it really is- the endorsement of same-sex parenting.  This secular nation held one of their largest demonstrations since 1984 today- in opposition to gay marriage.  About 340,000 protesters marched at the Eiffel Tower to voice opposition to their president’s proposal to legalize gay marriage and…

What is Marriage?

The best summary (and most unemotional argument I’ve ever seen posted on the internet) of the different definitions of marriage debated within the US today is made in the paper “What Is Marriage” published in the Winter 2011 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy.  I highly recommend reading the entire paper, but this post…