A traditional family life is now a political handicap

Jul 12, 2016 by

by Ross Clark, Spectator: ‘I’m a gay woman with strong northern working-class roots,’ Angela Eagle told Robert Peston on Sunday. ‘I think I’m the right person for this job at this time.’ In case we didn’t get the point she followed it up this morning by boasting: ‘I’m a northern working-class girl who understands modern life.’ How outrageous that Jeremy Corbyn’s challenger should bring her class, her geographical birthplace and her sexuality into the leadership debate, suggesting that they...

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It’s Possible: Gays and Lesbians Can Have Happy (straight) Marriages

Jul 11, 2016 by

by Doug Mainwaring, Public Discourse: Same-sex marriage is not the only option for gays and lesbians who seek the personal fulfillment and familial happiness that is the universal desire of the human heart. When Christian rock star Trey Pearson announced he was coming out of the closet and separating from his wife and their two children after seven and a half years of marriage, he said that his wife had been his “biggest supporter” and that “she just hugged me and cried and said how proud of...

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Homosexuality, Marriage and Society

Jun 27, 2016 by

An Australian rabbi looks at contentious issues through the lens of a universal ethics. by Andrew Mullins, MercatorNet: Twenty years ago Australia had a Year of Tolerance, courtesy of a quasi-governmental educational body. Among the materials sent to schools were glossy leaflets promoting a homosexual lifestyle. As a principal at the time I returned them with a note explaining that the parents in my school would not accept promotion of homosexuality to their children and so I would not be...

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Arguments about religious liberty failed to defend traditional marriage

Jun 15, 2016 by

by Marilyn Rodrigues, Ruth Institute: The inherent right of children to be raised by their biological mother and father should be the focus of efforts to promote and defend the traditional understanding of marriage, a leading US marriage and family advocate has urged Australians. “Arguments about religious liberty and freedom of speech didn’t work in the US when we were debating this issue, they were a bit abstract, and sadly, the public’s respect for religion has been lost,” Dr Jennifer...

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Keeping sex for marriage helps marriages last the distance

Jun 13, 2016 by

by Carolyn Moynihan, MercatorNet: Virginity gets very little press or screen time these days and that’s a shame. As a new American study confirms, a woman who enters marriage as a virgin has the best chance of still being married five years later – and probably beyond that. In fact, the odds of her marriage lasting have got better over the last 30 years, as divorce rates for such women have dropped from 11 percent in the 1980s to 6 percent in the 2000s. The likely reason for that, says the...

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Children of married parents have highest self-esteem, says new research

Jun 4, 2016 by

by Vanessa Allen, Mailonline: Children whose parents are married have significantly higher self-esteem, according to research unveiled yesterday. Teenagers of married couples were more confident than those in single-parent families or youngsters whose parents lived together in a stable long-term relationship, it found. Overall, boys with married parents had the highest self-esteem, while girls with co-habiting parents had the lowest. Previous research has found that confidence and happiness in...

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