Dear Justice Kennedy: An Open Letter from the Child of a Loving Gay Parent

(Originally seen in the Public Discourse) by Katy Faust Dear Justice Kennedy, June is nigh, and with it will come your ruling on the most contentious political issue of our time: marriage. I write because I am one of many children with gay parents who believe we should protect marriage. I believe you were right […]

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Catholic organizations react to governor’s budget proposal

(Originally seen in The Catholic Spirit) by Jessica Trygstad Two Catholic entities paying close attention to the state legislature see elements in Gov. Mark Dayton’s budget proposal that could aid their missions in promoting just and dignified living and working conditions for Minnesotans. Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, and the Minnesota Catholic Conference […]

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Casualty of same-sex parenting struggled to find a father’s love

(Originally seen in Godreports) by Michael Ashcraft and Mark Ellis Raised by two lesbian mothers, Meg* was an ardent feminist, gay rights and pro-choice activist who fully embraced moral relativism. Seeing Christians who carried signs that proclaimed “God hates sinners” and “AIDS cures homosexuality” at gay pride parades, Meg seethed against Christians, believing them all to […]

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A Celebration of Devastation

(Originally seen in The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network) by Matthew Eppinette, CBC Executive Director The Hollywood Reporter has a story out with the provocative (clickbait?) title, “23 HOLLYWOOD MOMS WITH SAME SPERM DONOR AND ONE CRAZY VACATION.” I call it clickbait because that’s not what the article is about at all. Instead, the […]

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MN bill would help families of babies with chromosomal disorders

(Originally seen in the Catholic Spirit) by Jessica Trygstad As difficult as it was for Kelly and Justin Hodges to learn that their baby would be born with Trisomy 21, the information and support they received upon diagnosis and throughout the pregnancy was crucial. Without it, Kelly says, their family would have been unprepared to […]

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2014: The Year of International Surrogacy

(Originally seen in MercatorNet) by Claire Achmad This year the international spotlight turned with full-force on cross-border commercial surrogacy. The reality of children being born this way and the potentially devastating consequences of babies being abandoned and stateless shocked our collective consciousness. Such was the case of Baby Gammy, born with Down syndrome and left […]

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Minnesota immigrants facing deportation hope for reversal

(Originally seen in the Star Tribune) by Mila Koumpilova Jacobo Gabriel-Tomas was waiting in ­Dallas for a connecting flight back to Guatemala, convinced he had exhausted all options to avoid deportation. That’s when the Worthington father of five children born in the United States got a call from an immigration attorney urging him to return […]

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Whose Gender? Which Identity?

(Originally seen in First Things) by Carl R. Trueman The Minnesota State High School League has caused something of a media storm by adopting a new policy on transgender athletes which would allow a (biological) male or female to play in a team of the opposite (biological) gender. Aside from the predictable and largely justified […]

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Seven things I wish my pastor knew about my homosexuality

  (Originally seen in Public Discourse) by Jean Lloyd May I make two requests? Love me, but remember that you cannot be more merciful than God. It isn’t mercy to affirm same-sex acts as good. Don’t compromise truth; help me to live in harmony with it.   Over thirty years have passed since same-sex attraction […]

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Pro-life, pro-choice groups agree in pregnancy case

(Original seen in Baptist Press) by Tom Strode December 5, 2014 WASHINGTON (BP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has the uncommon opportunity to please both pro-life and pro-choice advocates at the same time. The justices struggled with the meaning of a federal law barring discrimination against pregnant workers during oral arguments Dec. 3 in a […]

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