On Marriage, Protect Freedom For All

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In the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage, the question is: who deserves to be coerced by the government to embrace the Court’s new definition of marriage, or penalized for declining to do so? The answer: No one. The government is not justified in coercing or penalizing anyone or any institution that believes and acts on the belief that marriage is a union of husband and wife. Continue Reading »

​Why Is Religious Freedom At Risk?

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In recent political memory, religious liberty was a value that brought together conservatives, libertarians, and progressives. As recently as 1993, the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act was passed by a nearly unanimous Congress and signed by a Democratic president. Today, the same value is . . . . Continue Reading »

Same-Sex Marriage and Heresy

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In the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, many people have been wondering what do we do now. In my just-released book, Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom, I argue that the pro-marriage movement should take its cue from pro-lifers after Roe v. . . . . Continue Reading »

Remarks upon Receiving Buckley Award

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The following remarks were delivered last night at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, DC upon reception of the Young Conservatives Coalition’s annual Buckley Award . Thank you. I am honored to be named a 2013 Buckley Award winner. In the two minutes I have tonight, I’d like to . . . . Continue Reading »

A House Divided Cannot Stand: On Social and Economic Conservatism

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The American Principles Project (APP) released an important new report yesterday that marshals data showing a majority of Americans support policies held by social conservatives. The report argues that a unified platform of social and economic conservatism is a winning electoral strategy”though conservatives need to greatly improve their messaging on economic policy and start messaging on social policy… . Continue Reading »

Calling and Witness, Holiness and Truth

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Thank you, Alliance Defending Freedom, for your heroic work defending life, marriage, and liberty. During the past year it has been a blessing to work together on marriage. It’s been a source of encouragement. Thank you Austin Nimocks, Kellie Fiedorek, and Greg Scott for your friendship over the past year… .Continue Reading »