Tag Archives: gay rights

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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Tribune article stacks up ironies

Tweet   Last Friday’s edition of The Salt Lake Tribune included a story titled, “Gay BYU filmmaker ready to tell his story,” by Peggy Fletcher Stack (July 8, 2011). The article is about Kendall Wilcox, yet Ms. Stack appropriates Mr. … Continue reading

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Advocacy research in the ‘gay rights’ arena: a follow-up

Tweet   Two months ago, I wrote a post about advocacy research: “scholarly” research driven by a political agenda rather than a scientific agenda, often at the expense of objectivity and methodological rigor. The specific study I cited as an … 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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Political irony: the similarities of opposing political extremes

Tweet   Want to know what the “gay-rights” movement and the enforcement-only immigration crowd have in common?  Then read on. A number of news stories in recent weeks have highlighted ironic positions taken by groups across the political spectrum 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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What ‘equal marriage’ advocates don’t seem to get

Tweet Two California gay couples recently scored a victory in federal district court in the case of Perry v. Schwarzenegger. The case, which is now in appeal, is based on the argument that Proposition 8 violates the Equal Protection and … Continue reading

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‘Gay Rights’ and Advocacy Research: When a Political Agenda Drives ‘Objective’ Scholarship

Tweet In the “gay rights” policy arena, we often see headlines about what may best be termed “advocacy research.” Advocacy research includes academic studies, conducted by supposedly objective scholars, which either try to draw politically relevant conclusions based on mediocre … Continue reading

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