Don’t Use My Pain as a Weapon: Infertility and Same-Sex Marriage
by  Oliver Olivarez, The Public Discourse    
Infertility does not invalidate our marriage, but we constantly experience infertility as an inability to fulfill a basic aspect of marriage. It is a loss for us in a way that it can never be for a same-sex couple. Our relationship is ordered toward having children, even though it is frustrated and kept from this fulfillment.

American Pastor Saeed Abedini Attacked & Beaten by Fellow Prisoners
by Jordan Sekulow, ACLJ
This wasn’t the first time he was beaten.  Over the course of his nearly three years in prison, he has suffered numerous beatings, including from prison guards.  He has sustained internal injuries that require surgery.  With each beating, his condition worsens.  Even before this most recent beating, Naghmeh testified about the toll it has taken on him, “I’m not just worried about his physical pain, but his psychological [pain].” He is suffering because of his Christian faith, beaten and bruised for the Gospel.

Biologist in TEDx Talk: Life’s “Complex Interacting Molecular Machines” Appear “Built by an Engineer”
by Casey Luskin, evolutionnews.org
Recently a friend sent me a link to a TEDx talk, “Digital biology and open science — the coming revolution,” which affirms that life’s “complex interacting molecular machines” reveal “molecular clockwork is real and pervasive” and appear to be “built by an engineer a million times smarter than” we are. The speaker is biologist and engineer Stephen Larson, who holds a PhD in neuroscience from University of California, San Diego, and is CEO of MetaCell, a systems biology research and consulting company that seeks to understand biology through computation.