The Reasons Same-Sex Marriage Harm the Family Just Keep Revealing Themselves.

Same-sex marriage was sold to Americans as the entirely wholesome, wholly private decision between “two people who love each other” having no effect whatsoever on your marriage or traditional marriage itself. Fear not, we were guaranteed at every turn. Anyone concerned about the implications of redefining marriage so that one half of humanity was merely optional to the institution were told to take a breath and stop freaking out.

But of course, things didn’t turn out that way. Read more

The Surprising Case for Marrying Young.

Our analyses indicate that religious men and women who married in their twenties without cohabiting first — a pattern which describes Joey and Samantha’s path to the altar to a “T” — have the lowest odds of divorce in America today.

We suspect one advantage that religious singles in their twenties have over their secular peers is that they are more likely to have access to a pool of men and women who are ready to tie the knot and share their vision of a family-focused life. Today, young singles like this are often difficult to find in the population at large. Read more

The Epidemic Of Fatherless Boys Is Unraveling Our Society.

Wilcox reports that the percentage of boys living in homes without a biological father has almost doubled since 1960 – from 17 percent to 32 percent – resulting in an estimated 12 million boys growing up without a biological dad.

Wilcox writes, “Lacking the day-to-day involvement, guidance, and positive example of their father in the home, and the financial advantages associated with having him in the household, these boys are more likely to act up, lash out, flounder in school, and fail at work as they move into adolescence and adulthood.”

Thus, it quickly becomes evident how big that dad-sized hole can be and that hole can have lifelong implications, and often determines whether a boy will be a success or failure in life. Read more

Parenting/Parental Rights

Social media: for adults only?

Let’s step back from the immediate issues and effects, and ask what the ethics of such a ban would be.

Rosen cites a number of other things that we don’t let teenagers and younger kids do: driving, voting, drinking and smoking (at least in public), and enlisting in the military. There are various specific reasons for each of these bans, but at bottom, they all amount to the same thing: lack of judgmental maturity, specifically a virtue called prudence. Read more

Transformational SEL’ is traumatizing students.

Since 2000, there has been a 350% increase in the suicide rate of children between 10 and 12 years old. What could be driving this explosion? Part of it could be that pre-adolescent children are being exposed to ideas about adult subjects through books, articles, and learning materials produced by social justice warriors steeped in critical race theory, critical gender theory, and critical feminism. Another might be the promotion of specific books and articles being introduced as part of the same programs, which feed suicide ideation. Read more

Your Hardest Family Question: How do we get out of “good cop/bad cop” with our kids?

I feel like my husband and I are the “good cop” and “bad cop” with our children. He came from a family where children were expected to obey no matter what and I came from a family that was more kind and respectful of individual needs. Our kids pretty much come to me for everything because their dad will always say “no.” He feels like I give in to them and is only involved when I need him to discipline a kid. He wishes I would be stricter with the kids and I wish he would be more fair and kind to them. Can you share any ideas on how to get out of this situation? Read more

Sanctity of Life

Guatemalan President Accuses OAS of Extortion on Abortion and Transgender Ideology.

Guatemala’s president, Alejandro Giammattei, accused the Inter-American Human Rights Commission of “extortion” to promote abortion and transgender ideology.

“The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights should not be activist on these issues (abortion, marriage, and transgender issues). It should respect the sovereignty and freedom of each state to decide on these issues, as the recent ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court demonstrated,” Giammattei said at the Headquarters of the Organization of American States, referring to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last week declaring that abortion policies should not be imposed by judges, but democratically debated and adopted. Read more

Roe reversal inspires and energizes Irish pro-lifers at Rally for Life in Dublin.

Thousands of pro-life Irish gathered July 2 in Dublin for the country’s annual Rally for Life, celebrating the Roe v. Wade reversal in the United States as a sign of hope for restricting abortion in the rest of the world. Read more

New Poll Shows Americans Essentially Support Overturning Roe, Want Heartbeat Abortion Ban.

Released yesterday, the poll shows 75% of Americans agree that the Supreme Court should not be deciding abortions, with 44% saying states should determine abortion laws and 31% saying Congress should do so. Just 25% of those polled agree with Roe, which mandated that only the Supreme Court should decide the issue of abortion. Read more


Christians don’t have to affirm transgenderism, but they can’t express that view at work: tribunal.

A London-based employment tribunal has ruled that the British Equality Act protects Christians’ beliefs that do not affirm transgenderism, but they cannot express those beliefs in the workplace. Read more

How the Taliban is Rolling Back Women’s Rights.

The Taliban continued this week to roll back Afghan women’s rights by decreeing women must be fully covered from head to toe — including their faces — to appear in public. This follows decrees limiting women’s ability to work, women’s and girls’ access to education and even limiting their freedom of movement. Afghan women are rapidly facing the worst-case scenario many feared when the Taliban took over last summer. While the Taliban justify these moves as in accordance with Islam, they are, in fact, contradicting Islamic tradition and Afghan culture as the group looks to resurrect the full control they had over women and girls when they ruled in the 1990s. Read more

Despite Supreme Court Tuition-Assistance Decision, Maine Attorney General Declares Christian Schools Will Still be Excluded.

Maine’s top lawyer, Attorney General Aaron Frey, isn’t your average person – or lawyer. Following the Supreme Court decision on June 21, Frey released a statement expressing disappointment with the high court’s ruling, but then criticized the Christian schools involved in the case, warning that such schools would still not receive any government funds if they hold to their biblical values about sexuality and marriage. Read more


The dangers of gender-affirmative care.

The dispute over how best to treat gender-questioning children that the Biden Administration seeks to resolve by enshrining “gender-affirming care” and stigmatising “conversion therapy” boils down to whether or not clinicians regard the children in their care as exceptions to everything we know about child development, human biology, sexual orientation, and more. Attending closely to the language of the activists with whom the Biden Administration has sided provides a masterclass in how to manipulate language to normalise risky and invasive medical intervention on a class of people — children — who are widely understood to be unable to provide consent in other contexts. Read more

Colorado Teacher Sent To Re-Education Training For Suggesting To Teen That Trans Youth Regret Transitioning.

A Colorado teacher was disciplined after suggesting to a transgender student that the rise in transgenderism is a “trend” that some come to regret, according to documents provided to the Daily Caller from the educator.

Jefferson County Public Schools sent Vagos a letter of reprimand arguing that he violated the district’s policy of “harassment of students based on sexual orientation.” Vagos was told he can no longer use the word “trend” when discussing transgender ideology.

A substitute teacher was provided in Vagos’ absence as he underwent a “Gender Inclusion 101” training provided by the Jefferson County Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion team. Read more

Eighty-Nine U.S. House Representatives Introduce ‘Transgender Bill of Rights’.

A group of Democrats in the House of Representatives have unveiled a new “Transgender Bill of Rights” that poses a great threat to religious liberty, women’s sports and the integrity of the medical profession.

To be clear, the “Transgender Bill of Rights” is a misnomer. Americans who consider themselves “transgender” are already ruled by the exact same laws and statutes as every other American.

What this bill would do is give a certain, miniscule group of citizens extra rights and extra privileges, at the expense of a much larger category of Americans – women. Read more