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    Social science is a sham. That’s what I take from Helen Rittelmeyer’s superlative February 2014 First Things essay, “Bloodless Moralism.” Claims to objectivity are a smokescreen—those who profess to explain political, economic, or social behavior are almost always motivated by…

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    Same-Sex Parenting: Child Abuse?

    by Robert Oscar Lopez

    Emotional abuse can be as bad as physical abuse. Any young person who’s heard the words, “I wish you were never born,” understands that adults can inflict tremendous damage on their dependents without leaving the slightest bruise. One of the…

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    The Soul-Crushing Scorched-Earth Battle for Gay Marriage

    by Robert Oscar Lopez

    How much is victory worth?  And after you win, if you win, what do you have to show for it? As these principles go with warfare, so they go with propaganda.  The Greek word polemos, “war,” led not to the…

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    Why “Gay Marriage” is Not Inevitable

    by Luis Tellez

    Election Day was a drubbing for marriage. The ballot initiatives to protect marriage lost by over 4% in Maine, Minnesota, Washington State, and Maryland. Those who support same-sex “marriage” reportedly spent over $33 million, while those who defend marriage spent…

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    Was the Regnerus Study on Gay Parenting Defective?

    by Walter R. Schumm

    In the July issue of the scholarly journal Social Science Research (SSR), Professor Mark Regnerus (pictured) published an article detailing initial results from his New Family Structures Study. His results suggested that adult children who had been raised, for at…

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    Tactics of Gay Lobby May Have Chilling Impact on Academic Freedom

    by Dr. William Oddie

    I want to be clear, at the outset, that this is not yet another blog about Catholic teaching on the morality of homosexuality, nor is it (except indirectly) one more defense of the traditional family. It’s partly (but again indirectly)…

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    The Evidence is Coming In: The CDF was Right on Gay Parenting

    by Dr. William Oddie

    Earlier this year, in Faith magazine, I asked this question: “Are ‘gay rights’ now the most prominent defining issue delineating—at least in Europe and the US—the gulf between the Catholic Church and the modern world?” This was a rhetorical question…

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    The Latest Homosexualist Assault on the Catholic Church and the Need for a Counter-Offensive

    by Stephen M. Krason

    Franciscan University of Steubenville, where I have been a long-time faculty member, recently found itself again in the national news involving the culture wars—as it was during the summer when an aggressive atheist organization pressured the City of Steubenville, Ohio…

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    Growing Up With Two Moms: The Untold Children’s View

    by Robert Oscar Lopez

    Between 1973 and 1990, when my beloved mother passed away, she and her female romantic partner raised me. They had separate houses but spent nearly all their weekends together, with me, in a trailer tucked discreetly in an RV park…

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    Gay Marriage Advocates Use Political Intimidation to Stifle Research

    by Karl D. Stephan

    Because scientific progress depends so much upon how research is conducted and peer-reviewed, the matter of research integrity should be a concern for everyone. An acquaintance of mine, University of Texas sociology professor Mark Regnerus, has recently found himself in…

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