Law and Morality in Public Discourse: How Christians Can Rebuild Our Culture

Aug 7, 2014 by

By Charles J Chaput, Public Discourse: It’s in seeking Jesus Christ with all our hearts that culture is built and society is renewed. It’s in prayer, the sacraments, changing diapers, balancing budgets, preaching homilies, loving a spouse, forgiving and seeking forgiveness—all in the spirit of charity—that, brick by brick, we bring about the kingdom of God. Adapted from an address delivered August 6th at the Archdiocese of Toronto’s “Faith in the Public Square” symposium. In the beginning,...

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Arguments don’t have genitals

Jul 29, 2014 by

By Jonathon Van Maren, UnmaskingChoice: “As soon as he grows his own uterus, he can have an opinion.” That was a comment left on The Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada’s Facebook page by a woman who presumably opposes men speaking out against misogyny, domestic abuse, rape culture, and female genital mutilation as well. Apparently, you see, male genitals disqualify people from speaking out on various human rights issues deemed by women who define themselves by their uteruses while protesting...

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European Court: Gay Marriage is not a Human Right

Jul 25, 2014 by

By Stefano Gennarini, J.D., C-Fam: The highest human rights court in Europe shattered hopes that it would judicially impose same-sex marriage when it told a male to female transsexual and his wife that a civil union should be good enough for them. European human rights law does not require countries to “grant access to marriage to same-sex couples,” according to a judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in a case that tests the remote boundaries of possibility in law and fact. The...

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The ECHR does not impose an obligation on contracting states to grant same-sex couples access to mar...

Jul 18, 2014 by

By Grégor Puppinck, Ph.D  The European Court of Human Rights, sitting as a Grand Chamber, in the case of Hämäläinen v. Finland, Application no. 37359/09, 16 July 2014 reaffirmed: Regarding article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights:  “71.  The Court reiterates its case-law according to which Article 8 of the Convention cannot be interpreted as imposing an obligation on Contracting States to grant same-sex couples access to marriage (see Schalk and Kopf v. Austria, no. 30141/04, §...

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Human Rights and human dignity: unmasking the Trojan horse

Jun 18, 2014 by

Jurisprudence professor Julian Rivers persuasively argues that postmodern values are in danger of subverting our understanding of human dignity. This is creating a ‘Trojan horse’ which insinuates a deceptive ideology into public life as the basis of human rights.

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Disparate bedfellows: same-sex marriage and human rights

Apr 22, 2014 by

Barend Vlaardingerbroek, MercatorNet The claim that same-sex marriage is a basic human right finds no support in international human rights declarations. The acceptance that SSM is a basic human right has spread like wildfire across the western world. – Irish Examiner, 6 February 2014   So it would appear. The argument with which we are all familiar is that marriage is a universal human right, and it is accordingly arbitrary and discriminatory to disallow two people of the same sex...

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