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In Defense of Marriage, the Rule of Law, and Ordered Liberty

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments in the case known as Obergefell v. Hodges. The decision in this case...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 04-28-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Today marks historic day in Constitutional history with definition of marriage at stake History Suggests Kennedy Holds Key to Gay-Marriage Case, Wall...

  • Audio
  • Baltimore
  • Freddie Gray
  • gay marriage
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 04-27-15

Podcast Transcript 1) In aftermath of Nepal quake moral evil mixed with natural evil Fear of aftershocks has Nepal on edge, Washington Post (Rama Lakshmi...

  • Audio
  • Calbuco Volcano
  • gay marriage
  • Nepal Earthquake
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 04-02-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Separation of powers threatened by increasing influence of Supreme Court The high court reigns supreme, USA Today (Richard Wolf) Notable & Quotable:...

  • Audio
  • Canada
  • Russian History
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 03-04-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Netanyahu's Congress address exposes wide differences in view of challenge of Iran Netanyahu, in Speech to Congress, Criticizes ‘Bad Deal’ on Iran Nuclear...

  • Audio
  • California
  • Congress
  • gay marriage
  • Netanyahu
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 01-19-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Supreme Court takes up same-sex marriage cases in political climate friendly to the issue  Supreme Court to Decide Marriage Rights for Gay Couples...

  • Audio
  • Freedom of Speech
  • Pope
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Supreme Court
  • Terry McAuliffe
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The Briefing 01-14-15

Podcast Transcript 1) NYT Editorial board declares new rules; belief alone is evidence enough for disqualification God, Gays and the Atlanta Fire Department, New York...

  • Atlanta Fire Chief
  • Audio
  • Boko Haram
  • Christian Persecution
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 01-06-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Legalization of gay 'marriage' in Florida reveals economic underpinnings Same-sex marriages begin in Miami-Dade County, Miami Herald (Patricia Mazzei and Steve Rothaus)  Wedding...

  • Audio
  • Cuomo
  • Florida
  • gay marriage
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 11-14-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Success of comet landing dependent on science built on a Christian worldview Landing on a Comet, a European Space Agency Mission Aims...

  • Audio
  • Comet Landing
  • Interstellar
  • Public School
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 11-10-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Nomination of Loretta Lynch as new Attorney General significant political decision  Loretta Lynch, a Nominee for Attorney General, Is Praised for Substance,...

  • Audio
  • Berlin Wall
  • Jerusalem
  • Loretta Lynch
  • North Korea
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 10-21-2014

Podcast Transcript 1) Political shift on same sex marriage result of moral and underlying theological revolution So far, so fast, The Economist 2) Supreme Court's...

  • Audio
  • Hillsong
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 10-07-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Supreme Court rejects all 5 same-sex marriage appeals in major milestone of moral revolution Supreme Court Delivers Tacit Win to Gay Marriage,...

  • Abortion
  • Audio
  • gambling
  • Pedophilia
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Supreme Court
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The Vindication of Antonin Scalia — A Sad Milestone for Marriage and Morality

A giant milestone in the moral revolution passed today when the U.S. Supreme Court turned down every single appeal from several states on the issue of...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 09-30-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Supreme Court maneuverings on same-sex marriage reminder that the political is often personal Supreme Court meets to consider taking gay marriage cases, Chicago Tribune...

  • Audio
  • Church of England
  • Culture Wars
  • Justin Welby
  • Supreme Court
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Briefing 06-26-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Supreme Court's liberals and conservatives united on right to privacy Major Ruling Shields Privacy of Cellphones, New York Times (Adam Liptak) 2)...

  • Audio
  • Canada
  • Hollywood
  • Joe Biden
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 05-07-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Religious liberty rightly affirmed by Supreme Court decision approving non-generic prayer TOWN OF GREECE, NEW YORK v. GALLOWAY ET AL., Supreme Court A Defeat...

  • adultery
  • Audio
  • Boko Haram
  • Religious Liberty
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 05-06-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Supreme Court determines sectarian prayers before town council are not unconstitutional Supreme Court upholds legislative prayer at council meetings, Washington Post (Robert...

  • Audio
  • Boko Haram
  • Public Prayer
  • South Korea
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 04-03-14

Supreme Court lifts ban on aggregate campaign donations; Why is Mississippi religious freedom law controversial? It shouldn’t be; Boy Scout “halfway policy” now backfires as…

  • Audio
  • Boy Scouts
  • Campaign Donations
  • Denmark
  • Mississippi
  • Religious Freedom
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 04-01-14

The “unforeseen” mudslide tragedy was not unforeseen; Justice Ginsburg, the power of the courts, and the pressure of retirement; Will democracy survive? Complacency is the…

  • Audio
  • Democracy
  • Justice Ginsburg
  • Mudslide
  • Natural Disaster
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 03-24-14

Politically active judges are not responding to Supreme Court decisions, but anticipating them; Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia will reveal if he is truly serious…

  • Audio
  • Children
  • Dogs
  • Judicial Activism
  • Michigan
  • Pets
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 11-26-13

Contraception Mandate likely headed to Supreme Court matters for all of us, not just Hobby Lobby; Will same-sex marriage split the United Methodist Church? Church…

  • Abortion
  • Audio
  • Church of England
  • contraception mandate
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Obamacare
  • Russia
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Supreme Court
  • United Methodist Church
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The Briefing 11-14-13

Heart-wrenching New York Magazine cover story interviews women who have had abortions; Supreme Court flooded with abortion cases; Atheist mega-churches? Atheists are religious about their…

  • Abortion
  • Atheism
  • Atheist Mega Church
  • Audio
  • New York Magazine
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 11-13-13

Ministry Opportunity: Millions of Filipinos in U.S. mourn loss of family and friends; Hawaii just a signature away from legalizing same-sex marriage; For gay marriage…

  • Audio
  • ENDA
  • Hawaii
  • kids
  • Legislative Prayer
  • Michelangelo Signorile
  • Parenting
  • Philippines
  • Religious Exemption
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 11-06-13

After 30 years, legislative prayer will return to the Supreme Court; Measure to outlaw discrimination based on gender orientation passes Senate; Gay-rights advocates celebrate 2013…

  • Audio
  • ENDA
  • Gay Rights
  • Legislative Prayer
  • Non-Discrimination Act
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 10-30-13

Texas abortion law blocked and likely headed to Supreme Court; Wisconsin law debate puts rights rights of mother over rights of unborn baby; “Opportunity Index”…

  • Abortion
  • Academy of Pediatrics
  • Audio
  • HIV
  • Opportunity Index
  • Screen Time
  • Supreme Court
  • Texas
  • Wisconsin
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The Briefing 10-23-13

Religious Freedom Too Important: Hobby Lobby wants contraception mandate case decided by the Supreme Court; Government can’t replace parents: Speaking to young children dramatically enhances…

  • Affordable Care Act
  • Audio
  • Contraception
  • Facebook
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Language-gap
  • Pre-K
  • Supreme Court
  • violence
  • Youth
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The Briefing 10-08-13

New York Times Editors give their opinion on how Supreme Court should rule; Originalism, Textualism, and Theology in Scalia’s historic interview; California Governor signs law…

  • Audio
  • Azusa Pacific University
  • California
  • California Baptist University
  • Justice Antonin Scalia
  • Multiple Parents
  • Supreme Court
  • Transgender
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The Briefing 10-07-13

Supreme Court could take on seismic cultural issues this season; Rift over abortion at Catholic School instructive for Evangelicals; Dating at 11 years-old is dangerous.…

  • Abortion
  • Audio
  • Catholic Schools
  • Catholicism
  • Dating
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Parenting
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • secularism
  • Supreme Court
  • Teen Dating
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The Briefing 08-27-13

Chemical weapons in Syria prove to be “uncivilized, barbarian, rogue”; Compromising personal morality now the “price of citizenship”; Rabbi Kushner: It doesn’t have to be…

  • Audio
  • Chemical Weapons
  • Harold Kushner
  • John Kerry
  • Mormons
  • New Mexico
  • Photography
  • Rabbi
  • Supreme Court
  • Syria
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