The tide is turning

A June 2011 survey from the Public Religion Research Institute finds that more than half of Americans say abortions are morally wrong, and that young Americans do not show any more support for abortion than those who are older. As PPRI pollster Robert Jones said, “It’s not the kind of issue that one celebrates.” In May of 2011 a Gallup poll found similar results, showing that Americans believe abortion is morally wrong and that all or most abortions should be illegal. That poll showed that by a 24% margin, 61%-37%, Americans take the pro-life view that abortions should either be […]
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We lost the New York gay ‘marriage’ battle decades ago

For all of the political drama in New York these past weeks, Friday night’s historic vote in favor of ay marriage by the NYS Senate was actually rather anti-climactic. It was a fight over political and philosophical nomenclature, not over new realities. As the losing side licks its wounds, we should realize that we didn’t lose as much as we think we did last night. We’ve been losing it for decades. What we call the lived reality that is marriage is important. The name indicates the reality. Nomen est omen, as it is said in latin. “The name is the […]
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