Is Gender Equality Killing Women?

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I consider myself a feminist, which means (to me at least) I support the elimination of barriers to access for all people, regardless of their gender. But in spite of that, the equality that follows such efforts comes with its own consequences for the culture, and sometimes even for the woman herself. My wife, Amy, [Read More...]

Top Five Stories of the Month

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Each month, I like to look back over the past thirty days or so to see what people are most interested in on the blog. Though I wish I could say I understand the trends, I’m still surprised by something, every time. On the awesome side of the news, traffic on the blog jumped to [Read More...]

Rick Santorum: Champion of the Secular Left

Every time Rick Santorum speaks, a secular democrat gets his wings. Yes, I know there are three other GOP candidates in the race, but as a theological writer also interested in politics, there is none more fascinating than Santorum. A lifelong Catholic, the senator has only come into his theocratic, social conservative voice in recent [Read More...]

Mules, Sex and Rick Santorum

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As a blogger, I could not ask for a more interesting presidential candidate than Rick Santorum. Not only does he exhibit latent ambitions to preach from the pulpit; he also LOVES to talk about sex. While most candidates will talk around matters of sex and sexuality, Rick goes right for it. He takes on sexuality [Read More...]

Miracle Pregnancy, Despite “Santorum Birth Control” Method

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BREAKING NEWS February 16, 2012 Jeff Spagniola of Durham, North Carolina, was stunned when his girlfriend announced to him last week that she was, indeed, pregnant. “It’s a miracle!” says Spagniola, “I mean, it must be, right? We used birth control and everything.” Asked what method of birth control they employed, he explained that the [Read More...]

The Birth Control Web Gets Stickier

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Barack Obama made a public effort this week to reach a compromise with religious employers on the government’s new health care plan. At issue was a requirement that all employers offer birth control to women through their insurance plans, however some religious organizations take specific moral issue with birth control. The compromise, to me, seemed [Read More...]


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