It is true that an unplanned pregnancy can be an embarrassment, create a severe financial strain, and cause parents (especially the mother) to drop out of school early. That does not justify, under any normal legal analysis, the taking of a life. We do not take it as a justification for homicide, for instance, if an elderly parent strains the finances or psychological balance of a household. In no situation other than abortion does an individual or group of individuals have a right to kill based upon status alone.
By Ronald Rychlak | March 3, 2011; 03:45 PM ET | Comments (5)
A child's sex education often comes through schools or churches. But a Christian parent should always be the first person to speak with their child about sex related issues.
By Mark Driscoll | February 24, 2011; 03:30 PM ET | Comments (33)
Family planning mitigates the need for abortion. Is this really a way to treat human life as sacred?
By Debra W. Haffner | February 16, 2011; 02:23 PM ET | Comments (41)
The irony is that many of the organizations committed to promoting marriage seek to exclude same sex couples from these benefits.
By Debra W. Haffner | December 7, 2010; 12:29 PM ET | Comments (11)
Inasmuch as the fight over "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is part of the so-called "culture wars," two hunkered down demographic groups (white evangelicals and Republicans) may be waging what could be called "culture's last stand"--a fight manned by an outnumbered coalition cut off from most other groups in the country in their beliefs on this issue.
By Robert P. Jones | November 30, 2010; 11:07 PM ET | Comments (0)
Our modern world is still so afraid of our sexual selves, still so wrapped in taboos and superstitions, that it is willing to turn this ongoing tragedy into a statistic, a talking point, a moral lesson, instead of seeing the industry of ignorance, suffering, and death in which it is engaged.
By Jason Pitzl-Waters | November 22, 2010; 10:35 PM ET | Comments (1)
The worst part is that in all the fuss over what the pope did or didn't say about condoms, many have missed the even more note-worthy and thought-provoking comments from the Benedict XVI in Light of the World.
By Danielle Bean | November 22, 2010; 12:23 PM ET | Comments (13)
Catholic church teaching on sexual morality has not changed and it will not change because it cannot be changed.
By George Weigel | November 22, 2010; 12:19 PM ET | Comments (11)
My mother used to give us kids two instructions: If there is a kid on the playground that nobody else is playing with -- you play with them. If there is a bully picking on other kids -- you be the one to stand up to him or her. There is disagreement within the Christian community when it comes to issues of human sexuality. But, there should be a united front against all who would disrespect, disparage, or denigrate anyone created in the image of God.
By Jim Wallis | October 21, 2010; 05:11 PM ET | Comments (2)
Maybe Karen Owen's real research discovery is how cyberspace has paradoxically revealed the combustible sacrality of sexuality precisely by making it all seem so casual.
By Mathew N. Schmalz | October 9, 2010; 03:45 PM ET | Comments (3)
The core issue, for me for the pro-choice movement, is this: Who gets to decide what goes on inside a woman's body?
By Starhawk | May 21, 2010; 03:21 PM ET | Comments (8)
In an age of sexual abuse, sexual addiction, sexual prostitution and slavery, sexually transmitted diseases, and unwanted pregnancies, the timeless wisdom of Scripture provides timely counsel for a culture that worships sex with all the passion of a fundamentalist religion.
By Mark Driscoll | April 26, 2010; 11:46 AM ET | Comments (9)
Sex, in Pagan "thealogy," is a Good Thing, a gift of the Goddess, a way we connect deeply and intimately with one another and with the great creative forces of life. Sexuality is sacred. "All acts of love and pleasure are my rituals," says the Charge of the Goddess, one of our most beloved liturgies.
By Starhawk | April 23, 2010; 12:35 AM ET | Comments (26)