Have you had a chance to look at the April 2016 edition of First Things on our website yet? Like last month, I am offering up some behind-the-scenes bonus content here in the form of also-ran titles: headings for pieces that were suggested at our titles meeting but nixed for being too punny, too punchy, or simply too much.

In the list below, the final title of the piece is in bold, and the nixed titles are listed below it. Enjoy!

Marquette's Gender Regime by Mickey L. Mattox
Engendering Exclusion
Campus Nonsense
Dying Light 2: Electric Boogaloo

Orwell and Contraception by Dan Hitchens
Orwell on Contraception (nixed for the unintentional double meaning)
Sexual Doublethink
Big Brother is Handing Out Condoms

Repurposing Europe by Pierre Menant
Beyond Secularism
Remember the Covenant

The Good of Religious Pluralism by Peter L. Berger
Pluralism: Good for America!

The Case Against Polygamy by John Witte Jr.
Forsaking All Others

Alexi Sargeant is a Junior Fellow at First Things.

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