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From First Thoughts

Glenn T. Stanton on what we can learn about marriage from same-sex couples : Liza Mundy highlights some of the most important research on same-sex marriage, presenting much of its critical findings. What’s curious is how she spins the evidence she presents. A more honest reading would give us . . . . Continue Reading »

On the Square Today

From First Thoughts

Ludovine de la Rochère speaks to French protesters against same-sex marriage : We are neither a political movement, nor a faith-based movement, nor a coalition of hateful homophobes. Our adversaries have tried everything to paint us in such a way. But they have failed, because one cannot deny . . . . Continue Reading »

On the Square Today

From First Thoughts

Brandon Watson explains Jeremy Bentham’s defense of infanticide : Bentham holds that homicide is forbidden in law primarily because of its mischievous effects, which he sorts into the two categories of  danger  and  alarm . In other words, we forbid homicide in order to deter . . . . Continue Reading »

On the Square Today

From First Thoughts

Peter J. Leithart on Babel, Pentecost, and the Church : Though opposed to Babel, Pentecost simultaneously realizes Babel’s frustrated aspirations. Babel is an effort to arrest the scattering of humanity; Pentecost gathers. Babel aims to preserve the unity of human language and faith; Pentecost . . . . Continue Reading »