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  • Same-Sex Marriage Will Affect the Pews Before the Pulpit

    by Peter Sprigg

    July 14, 2015: The Supreme Court has asserted that the U. S. Constitution mandates all 50 states to license civil "marriages" between same-sex couples. You are a pastor who believes that God ordained marriage to be exclusively the union of one man and one woman. You know research shows that, on average, husbands and wives-and children raised by a married mother and father-are happier, healthier, and more prosperous than people in other living situations.

  • What Loving v. Virginia Means

    by Peter Sprigg

    June 12, 2015: June 12 has been dubbed "Loving Day." It commemorates the anniversary of a Supreme Court decision-in the 1967 case of Loving v. Virginia-in which the court declared that state laws barring interracial marriage were unconstitutional.

  • The wrong argument against traditional marriage

    by Peter Sprigg

    April 27, 2015: The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a set of cases, including Obergefell v. Hodges on Tuesday, challenging state laws and constitutions that define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. One of the arguments made by those who wish to redefine marriage nationwide is that classifying same-sex couples differently from opposite-sex couples for purposes of civil marriage violates the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.

  • The absurdity of Malloy's travel ban

    by Peter Sprigg

    April 05, 2015: Indiana recently adopted a Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), defining a legal standard for cases in which government action affects someone's First Amendment right to religious freedom. Critics, though, deceitfully attacked it as a "license to discriminate" against homosexuals, leading legislators to gut their own law. On March 30, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced he would ban state-funded travel to Indiana because of RFRA.

  • 10 Myths About Redefining Marriage

    by Peter Sprigg

    March 16, 2015: Advocates of redefining "marriage" to include same-sex couples use a number of arguments that can best be described as "myths." The reality is often quite different.

  • Freedom yes, redefining marriage no

    by Peter Sprigg

    March 06, 2015: By an almost 2-1 margin, Americans in a recent poll declared they agree that "States and citizens should remain free to uphold marriage as the union of a man and a woman and the Supreme Court shouldn't force all 50 states to redefine marriage."

  • Judge Granade Pulls the Pin on Marriage

    by Peter Sprigg

    February 15, 2015: Most of the media is blaming the current chaos in Alabama over whether same-sex couples will or will not be issued marriage licenses on Judge Roy Moore, Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.

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