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What Our Bodies Teach About Marriage

May 22, 2015

On Tuesday Jason Lee Steorts, managing editor of National Review, published “An Equal Chance at Love: Why We Should Recognize Same-Sex Marriage.” Coming from a center-right publication, this article critiqued the “traditionalist” position against…

IRD's Chelsen Vicari speaks at Tuesday's traditional marriage rally.

IRD: Never Compromise Convictions According to Tide of Popular Culture

April 28, 2015

“Marriage does not need to be compromised; it needs to be cherished with courage,” declared IRD’s Chelsen Vicari at Tuesday’s Rally to Stand for Marriage in front of the U.S. Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C.

IRD's Chelsen Vicari speaks at Tuesday's traditional marriage rally.

IRD’s Chelsen Vicari Speaks at #1M1W Marriage Rally

April 28, 2015

The following remarks were made by IRD’s Chelsen Vicari, the Director of Evangelical Action, at Tuesday’s #1M1W marriage rally held outside of the Supreme Court while Obergefell v. Hodges oral arguments were heard. Thank you…

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Same-Sex Marriage and Missing Churches

March 20, 2015

In a report on same-sex marriage and churches, Religion News Service lists a tiny Baptist denomination that supports it, and omits dozens of larger churches that do not.

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David Platt’s Call to Counter Culture

March 4, 2015

The last few weeks have seen a lot of commentary on pastors leading the same-sex “affirmation movement.” What should be the norm for Christian leadership is increasingly becoming the exception.

“Which is more important, fidelity to historic Christian teaching or temporary political popularity?”
asks Chelsen Vicari, Director of IRD’s Evangelical Action Program.

Vicari: ‘50 Shades’ Wrong; Pastors Must Address What is Right

February 13, 2015

“Young Christians yearn to know exactly what healthy and Godly love, sex, dating, and marriage resemble,” says IRD’s Chelsen Vicari.

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Traditional Marriage is More Exciting than 50 Shades of Grey

February 13, 2015

The St. Valentine’s Day release of the controversial film adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey has been the latest flare up in the Culture Wars. Christians and cultural conservatives are weighing in on what…

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The Fall-out of the Sexual Revolution

December 3, 2014

As a society we seem bent on sexualizing everything. Nearly every movie or TV series for adults features a good deal of sexual insinuations, talk, and action.  Women’s chic clothing is provocative; even small…

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How to Adapt a Dysfunctional Family into a Community

November 28, 2014

While it’s unlikely that John Paul watched dysfunctional-family Christmas movies, he knew the difficulties families face and saw ministry to families as “an inescapable requirement of the work of evangelization.”

Author Anthony Esolen (Photo Credit: Joel Pidel/Catholic Artists Society)

Holding On to the Joy of God-Designed Marriage

November 22, 2014

In his new book Defending Marriage: Twelve Arguments for Sanity, Anthony Esolen uses his considerable wit and insight to break our self-deceit, the lies we tell ourselves about life, sex, meaning, and marriage.

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Southern Baptists’ Surprising Tones Towards Sexuality

October 27, 2014

Cultural and religious analysts and Twitter pundits alike hurled their accusations of hatred and bigotry with the hopes internet bullying would silence discussions of biblical sexuality.

Robert P. George is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton, where he lectures on constitutional interpretation, civil liberties and philosophy of law.

Robert P. George to Speak on Religious Liberty at Annual IRD Lecture

October 14, 2014

Distinguished Catholic philosopher Robert P. George of Princeton University will deliver the Institute on Religion & Democracy’s annual Diane Knippers Lecture on defending marriage, life and religious liberty.