Thursday

The Briefing 02-23-17

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  • Theo Hobson says Church of England should remain agnostic on homosexuality. Is that even possible?
  • From 'The Homosexuals' to 'When We Rise': Documenting the LGBT revolution in two shows, 50 years apart
  • The rise of marriage-lite: British court denies heterosexual couple civil union
  • Culture and theology: What's missing in the NY Times story on reincarnation and baby rituals in Bali
Wednesday

The Briefing 02-22-17

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  • Trump administration poised to reverse Obama's transgender bathroom directive, leaving issue to states
  • Economic bullying: Global corporations and NFL threaten Texas over proposed bathroom bill
  • New C-SPAN poll ranking the US presidents says more about the historians involved than the presidents
  • Michael Novak, major conservative intellectual and defender of human dignity, dies at 83
Wednesday

The Briefing 02-08-17

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  • History made in Senate as Vice President joins in confirmation vote for Betsy DeVos
  • Public education and worldview: What's really at stake
  • Science or Scientism? 'March for Science' plans rally in Washington DC on Earth Day
  • NYT Editorial Board: "Boy Scouts are recognizing transgender boys for what they genuinely are: boys."
Tuesday

The Briefing 02-07-17

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  • Will President Trump protect the religious liberty of those who refuse to join the LGBT revolution?
  • A White House divided: Trump family members clash with advisors over LGBT rights and religious liberty
  • Killing free speech kills civilization: UC Berkeley, birthplace of Free Speech Movement, cancels speech
Thursday

The Briefing 02-02-2017

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  • Politics & worldview: Is party identification a better indicator of who you will marry than religion?
  • States rush to preserve abortion on demand in face of possible federal restrictions
  • "Pregnant people," not "expectant mothers": British Med. Assoc. codifies doublespeak in new guidelines
  • In response to progressive policy changes, Christians leaving Boy Scouts for conservative alternatives
Monday

The Briefing 01-16-17

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  • Moral logic in FL marriage law defies logic of the sexual revolution to protect children
  • Religious liberty in the military: Chaplains shouldn't have to choose whether to serve God or the army
  • Religious liberty in the balance: Why the Fairness for All campaign is a threat to religious liberty
  • What the decline of the American mall says about our changing American society
Wednesday

The Briefing 01-04-17

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  • What is a boy? Boy Scouts of America refuse membership to transgender "boy," controversy ensues
  • What is a woman? National Women's Hockey League accepts biological men in new transgender policy
  • When it comes to the transgender revolution, the rhetoric outpaces the realistic
Wednesday

The Briefing 11-16-16

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  • The alt-right, nationalism, and Stephen Bannon: What do Trump's presidential appointments signal?
  • While Congressional Republicans rally behind Paul Ryan, Democrats wrestle over future of their party
  • The BGCT, a moderate Baptist convention in Texas, confronts two churches over LGBT stance
Thursday

The Briefing 11-03-16

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  • LGBT community to Peter Thiel: Being gay is about political identity, not sexual identity
  • Will Airbnb's new "community commitment" eliminate discrimination, or is it just virtue signaling?
  • Who's leading the opposition to expanding gambling in New Jersey? Area casino magnates
Friday

The Briefing 10-28-16

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  • "Emma is a boy": Atlanta paper features mother's story of 12-yr-old daughter who wants to be a boy
  • Pansexual? Miley Cyrus and our cultural confusion
  • Media and young hearts: American Academy of Pediatrics updates screen time recommendation
  • 115 boys to 100 girls: Armenia outlaws sex-selective abortions to avoid looming demographic crisis
Tuesday

The Briefing 10-25-16

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  • Can a moral revolution rewrite history? Britain to posthumously pardon men convicted of gay crimes
  • Once a bastion of Calvinism and Catholicism, Scotland now has the "gayest Parliament in the world”
  • The end of capital punishment? Support for the death penalty falls to lowest point in decades
  • Advocates of partial-birth abortion insist it's rare. Why won't they say it's wrong?
Friday

The Briefing 10-21-16

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  • ISIS on the run: Major offensive in Mosul comes on the heels of the fall of highly symbolic Dabiq
  • With marijuana on the ballot, cash-strapped states are looking to capitalize on cannabis
  • Whose child is this? With the redefinition of marriage comes the expanded definition of parenthood
Thursday

The Briefing 10-06-16

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  • Hurricane Matthew prompts mass evacuations as it heads for Southeast US
  • Supranationalism vs. subsidiarity: How significant is the UN's election of its next Secretary General?
  • Bisexuality is on the rise in Britain, but not for the reason you might think
  • France vows to prosecute pro-life websites that "deliberately deceive" women on abortion
  • Liberal Protestantism's meltdown: Episcopal Church welcomes heretical sculpture of woman on a crucifix
Friday

The Briefing 09-30-16

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  • Checks and Balances: Congress overrides Pres. Obama's veto for the first time in his presidency
  • Electoral accountability: Elected state judges less supportive of LGBT rights than appointed ones
  • Today marks 40th anniversary of the Hyde amendment, which protects taxpayers from paying for abortions
  • New Ligonier and LifeWay study shows widespread theological confusion in America, even in our churches
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