The Elite Project of Gay Marriage
R.R. Reno, First Things
Same sex marriage has become the issue of our time. Michael Kinsley summed the situation nicely: “You may be in favor of raising taxes on the rich, increasing support for the poor, nurturing the planet, and repealing Section 14(b) of the Taft-Hartley Act, but if you don’t support gay marriage, you’re out of the club.”
Faith, Liberty, and the “Price of Citizenship”
Seth Mandel, Commentary
Challenging the ruling doesn’t necessitate a belief that private businesses are not subject to anti-discrimination laws. But the ruling suggests that the owners of Elane Photography’s Christian beliefs are now classified as discriminatory under the state’s human-rights laws, threatening to put church and state in open–and open-ended–conflict.
Families and Fallacies
Donald DeMarco, Crisis Magazine
In the words of one commentator, “Every one of us has our [sic] own definition of what constitutes a family.” This total confusion as to what a family is in its most fundamental sense is the result of mistaking analogy for identity.
Hotels and the Pornography Plague: An Example of Moral Responsibility from Scandinavia
Robert P. George and Hamza Yusuf, Public Discourse
While many American hotel executives refuse to rid their businesses of pornography, Petter Stordalen, owner of one of Scandinavia’s largest hotel chains, is leading the way forward.