by Anthony Esolen, Ruth Institute Circle of Experts Member
This article was first published at the public discourse on
Lust perverts language itself, calling sex “safe” or “protected,” and cohabitation “honest,” and relationships “mutual,” which are nothing but forays into a jungle, where the strongest and most cunning survive.
Several weeks ago, Saint Valentine’s Day at my school came and went. There was no dance. There was no concert. There was no ice cream social. There was no party for trading little gifts. There was no showing of She Wore a Yellow Ribbon or Marty or Goodbye, Mr. Chips or Casablanca. There were no foolish and innocent flirtations on the way to class. (more…)
Washington, D.C. March 26, 2013
Dr. Morse generally does not speak from a text at rallies such as the March for Marriage; however, this is approximately what she said.
This year was the fortieth anniversary of Roe v Wade. We are gathered here to send one simple message to the Justices of the Supreme Court: allow the conversation about marriage to continue. Do not try to short circuit the debate over marriage the way Roe v Wade short circuited the debate over life. (more…)
by Patrick Fagan, Senior Fellow and Director of the Marriage and Religion Research Institute at the Family Research Council, and Ruth Institute Circle of Experts member.
This article was first published at The Public Discourse on March 11, 2013.
This year, the Supreme Court will render judgment on the institution of marriage. Though most of us don’t realize it, the Court first did so forty-one years ago in Eisenstadt v. Baird, a decision that gravely wounded marriage and set the nation on a course of gradual debilitation by ruling that states could not restrict the sale of contraceptives to unmarried people. (more…)
Dr Jennifer Roback Morse, founder and president of the Ruth Institute,
a project of the National Organization for Marriage
February 26, 2013 Springfield, Illinois
I am Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, founder and president of the Ruth Institute, a project of the National Organization for Marriage. I am the mother of an adopted child, a birth child, and have been a foster parent.
I am honored to be able to address this committee, here in Springfield Illinois, the land of Abraham Lincoln. I can almost hear his voice and the voices of all the great orators of the American plains, echoing across the ages, their debates on the great issue of their day, the trafficking and enslavement of human beings. I am here to speak about the great issue of our day, the meaning and purpose of marriage, and our obligations to the children of the future. (more…)