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Intolerance and the Boy Scouts’ new policy

In response to the Boy Scouts National Executive Board vote finalizing the decision to allow openly gay leaders, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints stated that it was “deeply troubled” by the vote, in part because the new BSA policy “is inconsistent with the doctrines of the Church and what have traditionally been […]

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Ways to avoid financial conflict in marriage

How many couples see eye to eye on their finances? The way spouses handle money – or fail to handle it – makes a huge impact on family life and happiness. It’s not usually a matter of how much money is coming in; it’s more about how much is going out (and when, and for what, etc.) A Wall […]

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2 moms on birth certificate? Case highlights 2 pressing needs

In their recent marriage decision, the Supreme Court justices voting for redefinition were so focused on adult interests in securing the government’s approbation of their relationships, that they appeared not to recognize the decision would soon have significant implications for the interests of children. An early implication of the decision is evident in a recent […]

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The ‘bigot’ tactic

Two weeks ago, I participated in a debate with someone from Equality Utah about religious liberty and public accommodations protections for LGBT individuals. After the moderator asked why they are pushing the public accommodations law, the other side opened by saying that he didn’t think a gay couple wanted “a homophobic florist, or cake baker, […]

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… One giant leap for mankind

Forty-six years ago today, the world watched in wonder as fellow humans fulfilled the dream of millennia: Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin walking on the moon. Achieving the goal pronounced by President John F. Kennedy a mere seven years earlier that “We choose to go the moon in this decade…,” the American astronauts brought […]

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‘The Conservative Heart’

  Hmm, you’re thinking … the annual question: How to commemorate Bastille Day? Well, wonder no more: Swing by your favorite local bookstore today or go online and order a copy of The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America, by Arthur C. Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute […]

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Room to improve: Utah ranks 11th best for fiscal solvency

Utah has a well-earned reputation as one of the best-managed states in the nation. But according to George Mason University’s Mercatus Center, Utah is the 11th best state in the nation in terms of its fiscal health. These rankings were compiled after a researcher at the academic institution analyzed the financial statements of all 50 […]

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Law professor on how Utah balanced religious freedom, LGBT rights

This week we had the opportunity to converse with Robin Fretwell Wilson, professor at the University of Illinois College of Law. Professor Wilson talked about what Utah got right as it worked to balance religious freedom with LGBT rights in the 2015 general legislative session. Well, I think the most remarkable thing is you have […]