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Tribune ‘gay’ marriage column avoids the issue

Tweet   Peg McEntee is a news columnist for The Salt Lake Tribune. Recently, she penned a column criticizing The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for signing on to a statement of belief regarding marriage and religious freedom. … Continue reading

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Divorce’s cruel effects on men, women and children

Tweet   While divorce has likely touched the lives of most Utahns in some way, many of us may underestimate the negative impacts of this social problem on communities, adults and, especially, children. Reams of research show that children are … Continue reading

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Strengthen Marriage, Strengthen the Economy

Tweet   Ruth Marcus, an opinion writer at the Washington Post, recently wrote: “[Marital] decline isn’t just a social problem. It’s also an economic problem.” Recent trends in marriage have shown higher marriage rates for college-educated, high-income individuals and lower … Continue reading

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News roundup: Remove obese children from their homes?

Tweet   Child custody and obesity Should government take children from their parents if the children become obese? In Ohio, parents lost custody of their 8-year-old son because he weighed more than 200 pounds. The boy was placed in foster … Continue reading

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Treasure trove of new research on the family

Tweet   Those interested in family policy have an embarrassment of riches in new research reports issued over the last few months. Brad Wilcox of the University of Virginia, probably the premier family scholar in the United States, has updated … Continue reading

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‘Cult’ accusation is a bigoted blast from the past

Tweet   When evangelical pastor Robert Jeffress called The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints a “cult” at the Values Voters Summit, a huge gathering of the “pro-family movement,” it brought back all sorts of thoughts for me. Permit … Continue reading

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Brazilians put brakes on babies

Tweet   September’s issue of National Geographic included a feature on “Brazil’s Girl Power,” detailing how Brazil’s fertility rate has slid from 6.3 children per women in 1960 to 1.9 in 2009 – a lightning-quick change in the world of … Continue reading

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Mind-bending story about ‘gay Mormons’ reinforces political correctness

Tweet   A growing number of Americans seem to be accepting, even embracing, the idea of same-sex relationships (i.e., homosexuality) even while there still remain Americans who view those relationships as dysfunctional. Professional medical associations have, one by one over … Continue reading

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Why our approaches on illegal immigration, “gay rights” differ

Tweet   Recently, I was asked why I manage to muster so much compassion for illegal immigrants but not “gays.” Most people who read this blog know Sutherland Institute’s stand on a conservative approach to illegal immigration andUtah’s HB 116 … Continue reading

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Faith, family, free markets: fertile ground for happiness

Tweet   America’s founders believed that God endowed us with “certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” and “that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men.” Let’s focus on the third … Continue reading

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Is it bigotry to support traditional marriage?

Tweet   The most prominent theme in same-sex marriage advocacy is that opposition to gay marriage is bigotry. The charge is inherent in the idea that redefining marriage is a civil rights imperative and that those who resist are on … Continue reading

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Same-sex marriage in New York brought to you by…

Tweet   Late Friday night, four days after its legislative session was to have gone into recess, the New York Senate voted 33-29 to redefine marriage to include same-sex couples. The margin of passage was provided by four Republicans, including … Continue reading

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Is marriage doomed with the young?

Tweet   The Deseret News recently ran a story on a new poll that suggests young people support same-sex marriage in high numbers. Shortly before this story came out, Gallup reported on a poll in which Americans were asked what … Continue reading

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Suburbs Emptied of Children?

Tweet USA Today ran an interesting article (http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/census/2011-06-03-fewer-children-census-suburbs_n.htm) pointing out one of the findings from the new Census data being released: “Children, the mainstay of suburbia and residential neighborhoods across the nation for more than a half-century, are fewer and … Continue reading

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All children need a father

Tweet The front page of the May 22 Deseret News carried an excellent story on fatherlessness in the United States. The experts interviewed for the story explained clearly the heightened risk to children who are raised without their fathers when … Continue reading

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