Florists & Freedom of Conscience

By |2016-10-11T22:11:27-05:00October 11th, 2016|Categories: Bruce Frohnen, Culture, Homosexual Unions, Religion|

I have signed onto a friend of the court brief urging the Washington Supreme Court to reverse a lower court decision in the case of State of Washington v. Arlene’s Flowers.* In this case, the court found Mrs. Baronelle Stutzman guilty of unlawful discrimination for declining to design custom floral arrangements for a same-sex [...]

Are Conservatives Simply Unqualified to Teach?

By |2016-09-22T05:45:25-05:00September 11th, 2016|Categories: Bruce Frohnen, Conservatism, Featured, Homosexual Unions, Secularism, Sexuality|

Every now and again a left wing academic (pardon the redundancy) states his prejudices so baldly and unselfconsciously that he provides a highly useful insight into the mind of his class. Such is the case with an essay published in the Raleigh News & Observer by William Snider, a professor in the department of [...]

Nazissism: The Totalitarianism of the Self

By |2016-11-12T04:08:16-06:00September 8th, 2016|Categories: Catholicism, Culture, Featured, G.K. Chesterton, Homosexual Unions, Joseph Pearce, Philosophy, Virtue|

More than a century ago, in 1911 to be precise, Holbrook Jackson published a book entitled Platitudes in the Making, a volume of aphorisms expressive of Jackson’s radical relativism. “Truth,” Jackson proclaimed platitudinously, “is one’s own conception of things.” “The Big Blunder,” Chesterton responded upon reading it. “All thought is an attempt to discover [...]

The Tyranny of Tenderness

By |2016-09-03T21:56:24-05:00September 3rd, 2016|Categories: Abortion, Christianity, Culture, Culture War, Dwight Longenecker, Homosexual Unions, Tyranny|

Walker Percy and Flannery O’Connor agreed that “tenderness leads to the gas chambers,” and what they were trying to get through our thick heads is that tenderness without truth is tyranny. As Rodney Stark has pointed out in The Rise of Christianity, the Roman Empire was a harsh, unforgiving, cruel, and relentless society in [...]

What is the Role of Faith in the Public Square?

By |2018-11-30T14:08:29-06:00May 2nd, 2016|Categories: Bruce Frohnen, Ethics, Featured, Homosexual Unions, Politics, Religion|

The Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, dictating that all states issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, was handed down less than a year ago. Already, though, most Americans have accepted this judicial dictate as the law of the land. More importantly, they seem to have accepted the story that it is a [...]

Homosexual Marriage & the Modern Corporation

By |2015-07-20T18:23:31-05:00July 21st, 2015|Categories: Culture, Homosexual Unions, Supreme Court|

I remember talking with a neighbor back in 1970 or so, telling him how my wife had written this blistering letter taking Sears, Roebuck to task for their immoral and incompetent handling of our account. He said, “That’ll show ‘em.” If you are truly an Imaginative Conservative, you will understand that he was right, despite [...]

The Bob Jones Battle

By |2016-01-16T13:18:15-06:00July 19th, 2015|Categories: Dwight Longenecker, Featured, Government, Homosexual Unions|

As a Catholic priest, who is also a graduate of Bob Jones University (BJU), I caught with interest Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s question when oral arguments about same-sex marriage were being heard in May. Justice Alito referred to the 1983 case in which the Supreme Court decided that Bob Jones University’s ban on [...]

Must the Supreme Court Overturn State Marriage Laws?

By |2015-02-02T23:56:46-06:00February 3rd, 2015|Categories: Government, Homosexual Unions, Marriage, Supreme Court|

The bandwagon in the federal courts to negate the laws of all the states concerning marriage (only eleven states have established homosexual marriage by legislation or ballot initiative) has been rolling since the Supreme Court’s Windsor decision in May 2013, forbidding the federal government from defining marriage in federal programs as it has always [...]

Homophobia and Evolution in Constitutional Law

By |2015-01-16T13:01:48-06:00December 29th, 2014|Categories: Government, Homosexual Unions, Marriage|

Homosexual marriage has come about in this country primarily by federal judicial order. Before the Supreme Court’s groundbreaking homosexual marriage decision in the Windsor case in May 2013, only five states had created homosexual marriage by legislation, and today still only nine states have done so. Since Windsor, twenty states have had their marriage [...]

The Courts Invent Homosexual Marriage

By |2015-01-26T15:12:36-06:00December 8th, 2014|Categories: Featured, Government, Homosexual Unions, Marriage|

Homosexual marriage is primarily a creation of the judiciary, a fact which is especially evident right now as the lower federal courts go about using the United States Supreme Court’s 2013 Windsor decision to nullify the marriage laws of state after state. In this essay, we deal with the decisions of the Massachusetts Supreme [...]

Sexual Orientation Laws and Religious Freedom

By |2014-08-01T09:19:37-05:00July 22nd, 2014|Categories: Education, Homosexual Unions, Religion, Sexuality|Tags: |

Legislation pertaining to sexual orientation is often justified by the claim that it protects citizens’ liberty. Advocates of this type of legislation do so with the intent of using the state to enforce the belief that homosexuality and other sexual choices are natural moral acts. Groups that support laws such as the “Fair Education [...]

A Literary Lament for Lost Love

By |2016-02-12T15:28:10-06:00June 25th, 2014|Categories: Anthony Esolen, Books, Christianity, Dwight Longenecker, Homosexual Unions, Marriage|

If you write a book exposing our society’s aggressive LGBTQ agenda do not expect to be thanked. Do not expect to be noticed. Do not expect for your book to register on the cultural radar. Expect the opposite. Robert R. Reilly’s recent book Making Gay Okay was ignored not only by progressive elites, but [...]

The Road to Same-Sex Marriage was Paved by Rousseau

By |2014-01-12T16:45:17-06:00July 24th, 2013|Categories: Homosexual Unions, Natural Law|Tags: |

There is more to same-sex marriage than politics. It only becomes plausible if you accept certain assumptions about how to distinguish what is natural from what is unnatural and what is right from what is wrong. The intellectual origins of the debate stretch all the way back to the Greeks, but radical changes in [...]

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