Not wanting to overwhelm you with resources, we still thought it would be useful to forward to you a select few of the best articles from the previous month dealing with: Marriage, Life & Religious Freedom. These are intended to deepen and enrich your own understanding of what is happening in the public square, as well as provide you with resources that may decide to pass on to your congregation.
MARRIAGE ARTICLES:Jason L. Riley, Race Relations and Law Enforcement
Jason Riley a member of the editorial board of the Wall Street journal gave this speech on January 30, 2015 at Hillsdale college for the AWC Family foundation lecture series. In this speech, Jason details how fatherlessness in the black community has led to devastating consequences in our inner cities.
Stephen Baskerville, Married to the State
Stephen Baskerville, assoc. professor of government at Patrick Henry College explores how no fault divorce laws have promoted social chaos in our country.
John Blake, ‘Lord of the Flies’ Comes to Baltimore
John Blake details how the anarchy in Baltimore is directly related to the demise of the home.
The very public battle over a celebrity-couple’s frozen children provide an excellent teachable moment for the ethical implications of In Vitro Fertilization. This article presents an excellent overview of the tangled web that is spun in the world of IVF.
Wesley Smith, Bigot Peter Singer: Don’t Pay to Treat Disabled Babies
In this column from May 11, Smith calls attention to an April radio interview with Peter Singer. On it, Singer drew out the implications of his ethos that assigns and withholds personhood on the basis of abilities. Not only is this a dangerous stance, but it is especially deadly when injected into the system of government run health care.
Wesley Smith, Great Assisted Suicide Political Con
Once a society accepts killing as an answer to human suffering, the list of people “at-risk” never stops expanding. This is not just hypothetically true, it is demonstrated by the data we are already collecting and from the words of advocates for the movement. This year’s assisted suicide bill died in the Wyoming House’ floor committee. But it will be back and we need to understand the issue well.