By Michael Worley, First year law student at J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, and a 2011 graduate of the Ruth Institute It Takes a Family to Raise a Village program.

It is common knowledge that TV reports don’t tell the whole story.  Frequently a group of 75 undecided voters gather to share their responses immediately after a debate.  Such people provide instant commentary that the theorists of network TV may not be able to perceive.  However, these groups tend not to be predictive of overall election results. Random polling via phone calls shows us much clearer results.  (more…)

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by Jennifer Roback Morse

This article was first published at September 16, 2011.

Last week’s hearing in the California Supreme Court on whether the proponents of Prop 8 have standing to defend the measure in court seemed to go well for the defenders of natural marriage. But another issue lies beneath the surface of the court arguments. The issue is what kind of people are the marriage redefiners: Ted Olsen, Rob Reiner, and the American Foundation for Equal Rights? (more…)

by Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D

This article was first published August 14, 2006 at National Catholic

The Catholic Church has recently had several opportunities to reiterate its traditional teaching that homosexuality is disordered.

The U.S. bishops expressed their opposition to same-sex “marriage.” The Vatican issued its guidelines for seminaries, directing that men with deep-seated homosexual tendencies be barred from holy orders. And the Archdiocese of Boston has shut down its 100-year-old adoptions program rather than place children with same-sex couples. Although the Church has taken heat for each of these positions, there is increasing evidence that the Church is more humane and realistic than her opponents. (more…)


By Maggie Gallagher

Last month, facing the problem of Muslim assimilation, British Prime Minister David Cameron denounced multiculturalism and called for a new “muscular liberalism” as the basis for a shared national identity.

Applauding conservatives, beware. (more…)


by Becky Yeh

This article was first published at on December 15, 2010.

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse of the San Diego-based Ruth Institute rightly argues that the rainbow is a sign of God’s covenant with man, and she says proponents of Proposition 8 – California’s measure that passed in 2008 to define marriage as between a man and a woman — are the original “rainbow coalition.” (more…)