Why We Should Respect Someone Else’s Conscience
Anthony Esolen, Crisis Magazine

These days in our political and even ecclesiastical battles we hear a great deal about the primacy of the conscience, but almost nothing about what the conscience is and why we should care, not about our own conscience, but about someone else’s.

California Bill Targeting Boy Scouts Illustrates Threats to Religious Freedom
Thomas Messner, The Foundry

Legislation “cruising” through the California legislature would strip certain state-level tax exemptions from nonprofit youth groups that differentiate on “gender identity,” “sexual orientation,” and other bases.

Inmates in California’s 33 prisons may “marry” their same sex lovers
Kirsten Andersen, LifeSiteNews

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding a lower court order blocking California’s Prop. 8 ban on gay “marriage,” the California Department of Corrections announced this week that inmates in the state’s 33 prisons may “marry” their same sex lovers, effective immediately.

Shellfish, slavery and same-sex marriage: How not to read the Bible
Glenn Davies, ABC Religion and Ethics

In recent days a number of strange claims have been made about slavery and shellfish in the Bible.