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60On Marriage, Protect Freedom For Allhttps://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2015/08/on-marriage-protect-freedom-for-all
Fri, 07 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -email@example.com (Ryan T. Anderson)
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
that believes and acts on the belief that marriage is a union of husband and wife.
Why Is Religious Freedom At Risk? https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2015/07/why-is-religious-freedom-at-risk-3-historical-developments-explain-it
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -firstname.lastname@example.org (Ryan T. Anderson) 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 a political liability. Bakers, photographers, and florists are being ruined, adoption agencies shuttered, schools threatened with loss of accreditation and nonprofit status. So what happened? Why is religious liberty now losing so much ground?
]]>Same-Sex Marriage and Heresyhttps://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2015/07/same-sex-marriage-and-heresy
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -email@example.com (Ryan T. Anderson)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. Wade
The Federalist earlier this week
, I highlighted three practical tactics:
]]>Is opposition to same-sex marriage at all like opposition to interracial marriage?https://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2014/04/is-opposition-to-same-sex-marriage-at-all-like-opposition-to-interracial-marriage-no
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:10:00 -firstname.lastname@example.org (Ryan T. Anderson)Is opposition to same-sex marriage at all like opposition to interracial marriage? One refrain in debates over marriage policy is that laws designating marriage as exclusively the union of male and female are today’s equivalent of bans on interracial marriage. Some further argue that protecting the freedom to speak and act publicly on the basis of a religious belief that marriage is the union of a man and woman amounts to the kind of laws that enforced race-based segregation.
]]>Remarks upon Receiving Buckley Awardhttps://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2013/11/remarks-upon-receiving-buckley-award
Wed, 20 Nov 2013 15:00:47 -email@example.com (Ryan T. Anderson)
]]>A House Divided Cannot Stand: On Social and Economic Conservatismhttps://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2013/10/a-house-divided-cannot-stand-on-social-and-economic-conservatism
Fri, 25 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -firstname.lastname@example.org (Ryan T. Anderson) The American Principles Project (APP) released an important
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.
]]>Calling and Witness, Holiness and Truthhttps://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2013/07/calling-and-witness-holiness-and-truth
Sun, 14 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -email@example.com (Ryan T. Anderson) These remarks were delivered on Thursday June 11, 2013 in Laguna Nigel at the closing banquet of Alliance Defending Freedom’s Academy.
]]>Let’s Reason Together About Marriage, Mr. Blankenhornhttps://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2012/12/lets-reason-together-about-marriage-mr-blankenhorn
Fri, 21 Dec 2012 11:33:10 -firstname.lastname@example.org (Ryan T. Anderson)When the Institute for American Values asked me to
write a short response
to their new report on marriage, I was happy to oblige and am grateful they posted it. It turns out the president of IAV, David Blankenhorn, is
with what I wrote, replying in his own piece: “No thank you. And, no thank you. It’s time for a new conversation.”
]]>The New York Times, Same-Sex Attraction, and Struggling Alonehttps://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2012/11/the-new-york-times-same-sex-attraction-and-struggling-alone
Thu, 01 Nov 2012 18:39:46 -email@example.com (Ryan T. Anderson)
]]>Capitalism and Entrepreneurship: Has Bono Finally Found What Hes Looking For?https://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2012/10/capitalism-and-entrepreneurship-has-bono-finally-found-what-hes-looking-for
Tue, 30 Oct 2012 16:40:21 -firstname.lastname@example.org (Ryan T. Anderson)