"Permitting same-sex marriage reduces structural stigma associated with sexual orientation," said study leader Julia Raifman, of Johns Hopkins University. There may be something about having equal rights - even if they have no immediate plans to take advantage of them - that makes students feel less stigmatized and more hopeful for the future."Read more
Norma McCorvey was the woman named Jane Roe in a 1969 Texas court case challenging that state's abortion law, a case that went to the Supreme Court as the vehicle to overturn all US state laws in 1973 and ensconce abortion as a right. But McCorvey wasn't all that involved in the case as even this New York Times article admits.Read more
The group explains that it seeks to "create a world where gender or sexual identity are not barriers to living the whole, full lives that we are called to by God."
Christians in liturgical traditions apply ashes made from palm branches blessed on Palm Sunday, placing them on the heads of participants to the accompaniment of the words "Repent, and believe in the Gospel" or "Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return".Read more
Various other evangelical denominational leaders, authors, seminary presidents, and ministry leaders—among them National Association of Evangelicals President Leith Anderson, New York Times bestselling author Ann Voskamp, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary President Daniel Akin, and Open Doors USA President and CEO David Curry—also affirmed the letter. The full text of the letter, with the list of its signatories, is available at worldrelief.org/refugee-letter.Read more
Incandescent with righteous indignation they are hurling hardback Bibles at the White House. They have Goliath in their sights and are reaching for their sling and Bible verses to slay the evil Philistine Trump who has uttered unrepeatable blasphemies against their mushy religion of universal love.Read more
This Second Civil War, fortunately, differs in another critically important way: It has thus far been largely nonviolent. But given increasing left-wing violence, such as riots, the taking over of college presidents' offices and the illegal occupation of state capitols, nonviolence is not guaranteed to be a permanent characteristic of the Second Civil War.Read more
"Abortion is a deep offense against the pre-born child and a direct attack against God," declared Life International Founder Kurt Dillinger, who warned that abortion is a far-reaching problem and that "there is no church that is immune to this around the globe."
"He [God] has an answer to this: it's you," Dillinger charged before the gathering of bishops, clergy and lay people from U.S. Anglican and Episcopal churches. "We have the power to be life-givers and life-takers."Read more
Rumors that Pence was going to appear at the March for Life have been circulating in DC and were heightened when March for Life organizers sent out a note warning of extra security screening.
"Participants should be aware that due to heightened security concerns, all will be required to go through airport-type screening to reach the rally site," they said. "The screening stations will be on the Washington Monument grounds directly north of the Monument near 16th Street."Read more
Nominal Christianity is going away, according to Sauls, pastor at Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville, TN. Sauls went to Nashville after having spent five years on the staff of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City with noted pastor and author Tim Keller.Read more
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