Marriage and the family: A Comparison of the Democrat and Republican Platforms

Aug 23, 2016 by

by Andrew Guernsey, FRC: Last week, the Republican Party ratified its 2016 platform that includes key socially conservative planks on life, marriage, and religious liberty, which FRC Action, in tandem with our partner delegates, helped to improve from the 2012 platform. This week, the Democrats approved their platform, which swings them even farther to the extreme left on their radical social agenda. While platforms are non-binding documents, research shows they matter—significantly. One study...

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Theresa May sidelines role of faith minister

Aug 16, 2016 by

by Harry Farley, Christian Today: The government position of faith minister has been quietly minimised in an ongoing trend of minimising the prominence of religion in senior roles. Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth is the new minister with responsibilities for “faith and integration” after Theresa May became Prime Minister in July. But far from being a senior government position, Bourne is a junior minister in the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). Alongside his...

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The Elephant in the Room

Aug 16, 2016 by

by R R Reno, First Things: Of all our major columnists, Peggy Noonan has thought the most deeply about the anti-establishment sentiments roiling our political culture. In last week’s column, “How Global Elites Forsake Their Countrymen,” she puts her finger on the central issue. Ordinary people in Germany, Great Britain, France, America, and elsewhere aren’t just experiencing the dislocations of economic globalization. They’re not simply responding to cultural change, which is often driven by...

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How the politics of consensus disenfranchised a majority of British voters

Aug 15, 2016 by

by Gerald Warner, Reaction: […]  “Now we are being told,” he continued, “that if Labour returns to socialism it won’t win an election. So what? We should stand for a principle, win or lose. What’s the point of winning elections if we can’t implement what we believe in? In that case what is Labour for, apart from advancing a few careers? I want to be able to vote for what I believe, whether it wins elections or not. If Labour won’t promote its principles, I have no voice. All the parties...

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Republican Voters Are Not “Moving On” From Marriage

Aug 15, 2016 by

by Frank Schubert, Public Discourse: A year after the US Supreme Court’s narrow 5-4 ruling redefining marriage, many of the elite in the Republican Party are anxious to declare “the marriage issue” settled. It’s a common refrain from high-ranking Republicans: “the Supreme Court has spoken,” and the party should move on to other issues. The trouble for the echo chamber of corporate lobbyists, paid political consultants, wealthy donors, and media personalities who constantly push this narrative...

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Hillary Clinton promises to enact the greatest expansion of abortion funding in history

Aug 10, 2016 by

by Ben Johnson, LifeSite: In a nearly hour-long acceptance speech largely excoriating her opponent, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton promised to enact the largest expansion of taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand in history. Wearing an all-white pantsuit, Clinton spent much of her speech telling delegates inside Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center that Donald Trump would divide Americans and debuted the slogan, “Stronger Together.” However, she first had to sew up the rift in her own party between...

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