This is the third in a five-part debate series on same-sex marriage between James W. Doig and Robert P. George. It originally appeared on The Witherspoon Institute's Public Discourse. You can read Part One here, Part Two here and Part Three here.
I have argued for the historic view of marriage as a conjugal union and made what I think are decisive objections to your view of marriage as committed sexual-romantic companionship or domestic partnership. You replied by restating your view and asserting that my objections don't apply. But restating a view is no substitute for an argument in its support. more >>
Was Jesus ever tempted sexually?
A young man who took one of Christendom's premier preachers aside at a conference sheepishly and confidentially asked this question. Ern Baxter whose message, "Thy Kingdom Come" is the best message I ever heard in my forty-five years as a Christian often shared the story. He knew as we age we easily forget the raging hormones and intense sexual struggles of earlier years.
His answer? more >>
According to a 2011 Gallup poll, Americans thought that 25 percent of the population was gay (meaning one in every four people), while those aged 18-29 put the figure at closer to 30 percent (meaning almost one in every three people). The reality is that less than 2 percent of the population is gay (meaning less than one in 50 people), and many gay leaders know this is true.
People of America, you have been duped.
For many years, we were told that "1 in every 10 Americans" was gay, a figure based on the massively flawed 1948 study of Alfred Kinsey. (Kinsey actually relied on data from male prisoners to come up with his statistics.) more >>
Civil discourse has long been regarded as a necessary component of a well-functioning democracy. But a New York Times reporter believes that value should be abandoned in relations with those who disagree with him on the issue of same-sex marriage.
Josh Barro claimed that those who oppose redefining marriage to include same-sex unions are "unworthy of respect" and he is justified in being uncivil toward them in a Twitter debate with Ryan Anderson, William E. Simon Fellow at The Heritage Foundation.
The debate began when Barro tweeted on July 23 that "anti-LBGT attitudes" should be "ruthlessly" stamped out. Several conservative publications noticed the tweet and wrote about it (see here and here). They pointed out that in 2012 a gunman did try to "stamp out" the traditional marriage supporters at Family Research Council. Barro clarified that by "stamp out" he did not mean to "off people," but "we should make anti-LGBT views shameful like segregation." more >>
Tameka "Tiny" Harris is sending a heartfelt message to her rapper husband Clifford "T.I." Harris after sharing that she was working through issues within her marriage.
Tiny, 39, took to Instagram to celebrate her four-year wedding anniversary while remembering her wedding day in front of social media fans.
"4 yrs ago @troubleman31 made me The Mrs. Harris, this was the best day ever!! My own Fairy Tale Wedding....El Debarge singing 'All this Love' for our first dance and @iamjamiefoxx sung me dwn the aisle," Tiny wrote on Instagram. "It doesn't get much better than that!! Happy Anniversary to the man I LOVE, my husband!!" more >>
Jada Pinkett Smith recently revealed that changing her understanding of gender roles as they relate to marriage strengthened her 16-year union with Will Smith.
The "Gotham" star, 42, and the "Fresh Prince" actor's almost two decade-long marriage is somewhat of a rarity in Hollywood and subsequently it is often subject to media scrutiny. In a recent interview Jada revealed why their union has lasted so long in an industry where most marriages fail.
"Will, to me, encompasses everything. It's almost as if calling him 'my husband' is too small of a word for what he means in my life — and especially how I feel we, as women, identify the idea of a husband," she told Net-a-Porter's The Edit. more >>