Originall published at the National Carholic Register, February 27, 2019. In a recent column, I introduced the concept of weaponized self-pity. I noted how often I’ve seen divorced parents become defensive when I talk about the impact of divorce on children. Numerous times, my friend Leila Miller and I have assured people that, yes, of course,… Continue reading Weaponized Self-Pity, Part II: ‘Gay’ Clergy
Originally published at The National Catholic Register, February 11, 2019. Is a “purge of gay priests” imminent? Does the “Catholic right” seek such a purge? To hear self-described “gay Catholic writer” Andrew Sullivan in his recent article “The Gay Church,” you would think the answer to both questions is assuredly a fiery “Yes!” But as… Continue reading Memo to Andrew Sullivan: There’s No ‘Anti-Gay Purge.”
Daniel Mattson is a dear friend of mine and of the Ruth Institute. He spoke at our First Annual Awards Banquet last spring. We awarded him the Public Witness of the Year Award for his book Why I Don’t Call Myself Gay: How I reclaimed my sexual reality and found peace. Recently, an allegation of… Continue reading Daniel Mattson: Statement by Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, and the Ruth Institute
COMMENTARY: Put an end to the exploitation of an 11-year-old boy. Imagine this scenario: A married mother and father encourage their 11-year-old daughter to dress in sexually provocative clothing. They take her to a strip club and allow her to dance onstage. The patrons throw money at her. No one touches the girl in any… Continue reading Stop Exploiting Desmond: A Challenge to the LGBT Community
This post is not what you think it is… UPDATED FOR CLARITY A friend sent me a concern about someone doing some internet hanky-panky with the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Here is the gist of her note: There is a revised version of the Vatican’s Catechism of the Catholic Church paragraph 2358 on homosexuality… Continue reading Keep your grubby ideological mitts off the Catechism!!
The Christian Post reports that California State Assemblyman Evan Low has withdrawn his controversial gay “conversion therapy ban” bill, citing fears that it would not pass constitutional muster. Curtis Schube, legal counsel with the Pennsylvania Family Institute: “We are grateful that the California legislature has tabled this bill. Not only would a ban on counseling… Continue reading CA “You Must Stay Gay” bill withdrawn
A little girl in New York is in foster care, even though her father is a perfectly fit parent. The court will not even recognize him as her father. How is this possible, you ask? The little girl’s mother is in a same sex union. The girl is in foster care, because of neglect petitions… Continue reading Your child is only your child when the government says so.