Marriage and the Traditional Family: A World Turned Upside Down
Friday, April 28, 2006
When George Washington accepted the surrender of British General
Cornwallis at Yorktown
in 1781, a British band played the tune, "The World Turned Upside
Down," most likely in a condescending and patronizing manner. You see,
the British were upset that the world's greatest
Army and Navy had been defeated by such a ragtag assortment of what
were, for the most part,
ordinary farmers or tradesmen turned into upstart citizen soldiers.
Indeed, the American victory
was a stunning turn of events. But in things of a social and cultural
nature, the Americans didn't
do much to revolutionize their heritage.(1)
In recent years however we have suffered an astonishing onslaught of our cultural and
historical heritage. A great cultural revolution, which began at least as far back as the sixties, has
changed much of the social landscape. The age old institution of marriage has also suffered
greatly and is in danger of being redefined out of existence.
That war continues. It is raging right now in the United States-the war against western culture
and the family-but this is a war which is not being fought with soldiers, guns, tanks, planes, or
paratroopers. It is an ideological war and is fought with ideological bullets.
Those fighting against the family seek to demoralize American society and turn it into a moral
wasteland. They are warring against all the "wisdom that has come to men through their ages of
experience," and are seeking to "overturn and destroy the very foundations upon which society,
government and religion rest."(2)
Recently, one of those ideological
bullets was fired by an opponent of the family-a vice-president of
Volvo Cars North America, a division of Ford Motor Company, when he
reason why the company would fund certain homosexual groups which
For us, it was very natural to address gay families. We're targeting people with
modern day values. It's a value set and the Volvo-minded consumer is very diverse.
'Family' is much more than the traditional family.(3)
On the opposite side, a defender of traditional families stated:
The union of husband and wife assures perpetuation of the race and provides a
divinely-ordained setting for the nurturing and teaching of children. This sacred
family setting, with father and mother and children firmly committed to each other
and to righteous living, offers the best hope for avoiding many of the ills that afflict
This article will examine this cultural warfare against the family, and try to explain to the
reader how alternative family constellations and alternative life-style choices are contrary to the
best interests of the traditional family, community, state and nation. At this point a disclaimer
needs to be presented-the evidence I provide will not be exhaustive nor comprehensive, or even
qualify as a overview-it is merely a brief exploration into a broad and expansive subject.
SOURCE OF LAW
One of the things that a well-ordered civilized society needs is law. Law which is either
inherent in the nature of things (natural law) or law as given by God, Divine or revealed.(5)
pretty easy to determine the source of Divine law-that of God as revealed to his Prophets-but
somewhat more difficult to determine the source of Natural Law. However, God so structured the
world, that in the absence of Divine Law, man was not left alone to determine how man-made
law should apply to govern society or to protect freedom.(6)
But even this man-made law, in order
for it be just, had to be built upon the foundation of natural or revealed law. In other words, man
merely discovered law--that which was moral and just--and applied those principles in the
enacting of law.(7)
For instance, God provided man the ability to reason(8)
, and feel
the proper course to guide one's actions and in the enacting of man made laws.
So then, in the United States in regards to marriage and the law, the traditional idea of
marriage as consisting of a man and a woman and any children (or none, if the wife is barren)
appears to have both a "natural law" and a Divine mandate. It is a crime against nature, for
instance, for men to leave "the natural use of the woman" and seek relationships of "men with
men working that which is unseemly."(11)
We also hear the admonition of David, that "whoso
findeth a wife findeth a good thing,"(12)
and of Jeremiah counseling Israel to, "Take ye wives, and
beget sons and daughters; and take wives for your sons, and give your daughters to husbands,
that they may bear sons and daughters; that ye may be increased there, and not diminished."(13)
Since marriage between a man and a woman is "ordained of God," and has a Divine mandate,
one might infer that attempts by man to alter the definition of marriage or to substantially alter
family law, or the "forms" of marriage, or to simply disregard God and his teachings regarding
marriage, might have drastic consequences. What may befall our nation when the family law
itself is moving toward focusing on "functional parenthood" rather than recognizing the role of
biological parenthood? Or that family law be reconstituted, go "beyond conjugality," and focus
on the "substance of relationships," and that alternative relationships must be put on a level
playing field with that of traditional marriage?(14)
The Bible tells us that it is "righteousness" which
"exalteth a nation." Perhaps it is this righteousness, or the lack thereof, that Col. Mason, a
delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787, had in mind when he lamented the fact that
the new Constitution would not abolish slavery:
As nations can not be rewarded or punished in the next world they must be in this.
By an inevitable chain of causes & effects providence punishes national sins, by
Calamities certainly happened anciently when man disregarded God and the sacredness of the
institution of marriage--witness the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Or witness the fall of
the great Roman Empire due, to summarize the work of the historian Edward Gibbon, to a rapid
increase of divorce; the undermining of the dignity and sanctity of the home, which is the basis of
Traditional marriage is also firmly rooted and grounded in Common law and early statutory
state law. At three early court cases, Vidal v. Girard's Executors,(17)
People v. Ruggles,(18)
Updegraph v. Commonwealth(19)
demonstrate how the Bible and the basic principles of morality
derived thereof were part of that law. Furthermore, these decisions illustrate the belief of the
judiciary of the time that these principles of the Bible and basic morality, when enacted into law,
tend to strengthen civil government and the sacredness of traditional family relationships.
CAUSES OF THE CURRENT FAMILY CRISIS
While this paper will not address, except for a short digression, the causes of the current
cultural revolution against traditional families and marriages, it is instructive to note that chief
among the enemies of the traditional family are those who adhere to the ideology of Marx and
Lenin. For instance, many of the past and present leaders of the feminist (such as Bella Abzug,
Shulamith Firestone, Gloria Steinham, and others)(20)
and the homosexual (Harry Hay, Dennis
Altman, Marshall Kirk, Erastus Pill, and others)(21)
movements are, or were, Marxist. Karl Marx
himself called for the "abolition of the family," in the Communist Manifesto,(22)
so it should come
as no surprise that an expert on Marxism, testified before Congress in 2003 that, "the planned
destruction of the family was part of the communist agenda from its inception by Karl Marx and
In a boast, Michael Walzer, bragged about some of the battles that Marxists have won in their
war against family and western culture. For instance he bragged that through their efforts there
has been, among other things he named, a "visible impact of feminism," an "emergence of gay
rights politics, and . . . the attention paid to it in the media," "the transformation of family life,
[including] rising divorce rates, changing sexual mores, new household arrangements-and, again,
the portrayal of all this in the media," and the "legalization of abortion."(24)
While Marxism is an ideology in which men believe, it is also crucial to understand that it is
also a conspiracy in which men participate.(25)
Understanding this aspect of Marxism is vital to
understanding: their tactics and strategy;(26)
their use of agent provocateur's to provoke change in
society and culture; and to gain the information vital to those seeking to oppose these Marxist
change agents and their diabolical plans.
I mention all of this so that those who are seeking to preserve traditional families might get a
better understanding of the enemy they are fighting. For the primary movers, or activists, seeking
to abolish the family adhere to the ideology of Marx and Lenin. They seek to establish moral
anarchy. Since the "perfect classless society" will supposedly be established upon the ashes of
chaos and anarchy, moral anarchy is the goal. A "psy-ops war" is being conducted against us
then, where infidelity, atheism, moral licentiousness, intemperance, civil corruption, greed,
avarice, and ambition-personal, political, and national-are glorified and promoted-all in an
effort to weaken us and our will to resist. The casualties in this war include not only their victims
but those who have been pulled and thrust into new fields of action-hence the Marxist
"peaceniks" have now mutated into environmental and NAMBLA activists-and new lines of
thought-the moral relativists mutating into the worship of "self esteem", a belief in aliens, magic
and "new age" psychology. These activists are shaking the faith, undermining morals, and
polluting the lives of their victims who are then thrown so far off balance in their
activities-economic, social, political and religious-that civilized society stands in danger of
Further, the harm done by these social activists is not limited to those areas where they seek to
advance "avant garde," or "vanguard of the proletariat," lifestyles and alternative family
relationships. One study suggests that the influence of Marxist socialism and resultant socialist
programs they are able to get governments to adopt, is enough by itself to deteriorate the family.
For instance, that study suggests that the welfare state in Sweden has stripped the family of the
economic benefits of having children, promoted lower fertility rates, and greater dependency
upon paternal or "big brother government":
While a nation's family system may reorganize, for a time, around the nuclear
"husband-wife" unit of reproduction, even that basis of independence eventually
dissolves. The end result of state intervention is progressively diminished fertility,
with living individuals left standing alone in a dependent relationship with the
Further, socialistic intervention by government is often, and I would argue that it is usually,
harmful. As one religious leader observed:
There are those who would define the family in such a nontraditional way that they
would define it out of existence. The more governments try in vain to take the place
of the family, the less effective governments will be in performing the traditional and
basic roles for which governments are formed in the first place.(29)
In other words, if the traditional and proper role of government is to protect citizens in their
life, liberty and property,(30)
it becomes less effective the more it assumes a paternal role in
Marxism, in all its variants, is an enemy to the United States, western
society and culture, and contrary to reports otherwise, is not dead but is instead actively engaged
in seeking to destroy our society, culture, legal institutions, including those most fundamental to
preserving a free society--marriage and the family. This understanding is vital to those interested
in preserving these institutions.
Exactly how do alternative lifestyles and alternative family constellations work against the
best interests of the individual involved, the families involved, and the greater good of
communities, states and our nation? One of the first things that need to be mentioned is that there
are certain broad benefits that accrue to those living in a traditional marriage or traditional family
unit. Those benefits can be classified into groups, such as physical health, spiritual or emotional
health and happiness, economic, social, political and other benefits. As a former Secretary of
Agriculture, Ezra Taft Benson, broadly stated it:
No nation rises above its homes. In building character the church, the school, and
even the nation stand helpless when confronted with a weakened and degraded home.
The good home is the rock foundation--the cornerstone of civilization. There can be
no genuine happiness separate and apart from a good home, with the old-fashioned
virtues at its base. If your nation is to endure, the home must be safeguarded,
strengthened, and restored to its rightful importance(31)
Or as another expert at the J. Reuben Clark law school put it:
Committed heterosexual marriages provide the best setting into which children can
be born and reared. Duel-gender parents show children how to relate to other people,
provide the safest and most stable compassionate unit of society, and offer the most
secure setting for the sharing of social knowledge and skills.(32)
According to Patrick F. Fagan, of the Heritage Foundation, the "safest environment for a
child, that is, the family environment with the lowest risk ratio for physical abuse, is one in which
the biological parents are married and the family has always been intact." Further, the statistics
for abuse rises sharply when alternative family constellations are adopted afterwards. Abuse for
children in families other than the traditional rises at the following rates:
- 6 times higher than the traditional family when the mother remarries
- 14 times higher if the child lives with the biological mother who lives alone
- 20 times higher if the child lives with the biological father who lives alone
- 20 times higher if the child lives with the biological parents who are not
- married but are cohabitating
- 33 time higher if the child lives with the biological mother who is cohabitating with another man(33)
Regarding children and the "best setting" into which they can be reared, it is interesting to
note that the French Parliament recently rejected the legalization of adoption or medically
assisted procreation by partners in homosexual marriages.(34)
They noted that "Marriage is not
merely the contractual recognition of the love between a couple; it is a framework that imposes
rights and duties, and that is designed to provide for the care and harmonious development of the
It is clear, to the French at least, that the traditional family is the best setting for
Children who come from traditional families are also less likely to have to endure the hardships
that come with poverty. The percentage of children in poverty, according to one study, of
children in poverty according to family arrangement are as follows:
- 12% of children from 1st marriage, traditional families
- 13% of children from subsequent marriages
- 31% of children from divorced families
- 39% of children from cohabitating parents
- 41% of children with parents who are separated
- 67% of children from a mother who never married(36)
TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE VERSUS SAME-SEX CIVIL UNIONS
If the traditional heterosexual marriage provides the best setting for children, it stands to
reason that any deviation from that ideal would be harmful. But those harmful effects are not
confined solely to children, there are other detrimental effects.
First of all is the legal consideration. The fact is that homosexual relationship simply do not fit
"fit the minimum necessary condition for a marriage to exist--namely, the union of a man and a
woman" and the institution of marriage itself is not a creation of the law--it predates both the
Constitution and the law.(37)
Therefore, as it stands right now same-sex partners, in every state of
the Union, are denied the right to legally marry. Because homosexual relationship partners are
denied the legal benefit of marriage some societal turmoil results. For instance, partners in a
same-sex relationship do not have the legal (tax benefits, inheritance, etc.) or financial (health
insurance and other) benefits that married couples have.(38)
For instance, families can be torn
apart-if there are any children involved, they can be taken away from the remaining partner in the
case of death or "divorce." There is no right of inheritance. The remaining partner has no say in
speaking up for the wishes of a deceased or seriously ill partner.
But suppose the laws throughout the different states were changed and same-sex marriages, or
at least civil unions, were now allowed. How would that impact the law and society? At least one
study suggests that such a change would negatively impact society by ignoring those who share a
"household" but are not at all interested, legally or otherwise, with marriage. People such as a
"daughter living with her elderly mother, a grandson living with his infirm grandfather, a friend
who looks after a disabled person on a long-term basis, or two friends sharing on a long-term
These are people who appear to be in much greater need of support by government that
would be completely ignored.
Other studies suggest that homosexual marriages would deny certain benefits to society.
Things such as:
- Foster the bonding between men and women
- Foster the birth and rearing of children
- Foster the bonding between men and children
- Foster some form of healthy masculine identity
- Foster the transformation of adolescents into sexually responsible adults(40)
Homosexual partners are also more likely to: transmit disease; participate in abuse or
violence; have greater health, emotional, or behavioral problems; have higher illicit drug use;
have higher frequencies of arrests; subsist at poverty levels; have higher rates of school failure or
There are other reasons to avoid legalizing same sex marriages, or authorizing civil unions
between those of the same sex. Reasons such as:
- Children born either through the use of in-vitro technology or the use of
surrogate mothers still hunger for their biological parents
- A child's need for a father
- A child's need for a mother
- Children raised in same sex homes have a higher incidence of gender and
- Same sex marriages would most likely undercut the norm of sexual fidelity
- An absence of the domesticating influence that women and marriage have on
To avoid these health and safety problems
then, society in general and the legal profession specifically, needs
to reject any attempt to normalize or legalize same-sex civil unions or
to redefine marriage to include same-sex couples. On the other hand,
there are certain general or broad benefits to society in general and
traditionally married couples in specific that come from living within
a traditional marriage and of living a traditional lifestyle.
The general rule of law, according to natural, Divine, and even most man-made law in the
several states of the United States, is that the traditional family is the best place to raise children
and provide them with the necessary nurturing and guidance. Broken families, either through
death or divorce therefore would come short of the ideal. Regarding the issue of divorce and the
impact that this has on families, at least one researcher notes that it "harms children" and is an
"infectious social plague that hurts the commonweal."(43)
I agree in general. In fact, I would agree
with a position that the Catholic Church teaches in its "Catechism of the Catholic Church" that in
is a grave offense against the natural law. Divorce is immoral . . . because it
introduces disorder into the family and into society. This disorder brings grave harm
to the deserted spouse, to children traumatized by the separation of their parents and
often torn between them, and because of its contagious effect, which makes it truly
a plague on society.(44)
Statistics seem to bear this position out. Since no-fault divorce laws were enacted in the early
70's divorce accelerated 17 percent between 1968 and 1988.(45)
and children of divorced
parents were 50% more likely to divorce their spouse.(46)
Further, divorce has a detrimental effect on children. Children in general, lose the following
benefits from broken families:
- The benefit from economic resources that both parents bring to the household
- Parental modeling of appropriate male-female relations and character building traits, such as fidelity and self sacrifice
- With both parents in the home they are able to "spell" one
another and to monitor each other's parenting, thus reducing stress and
helping to ensure that there is a moderation between the two extremes
of being either too strict or too permissive in their parenting, as
well as reducing the likelihood of abuse
- With fathers in the home they can act as guides to their children inintroducing them to the outside world
- Natural parents have the family history and culture, the authority, and the trust of children(47)
Children from broken homes also, on average, are more likely to drop out of high school, bear
children out of wedlock, end up in prison, and to increase the chances of impoverishment.(48)
these reasons, in conclusion, the law should make every effort to support couples and the sacred
institution of marriage--not make it ever more easier to get out of.
For the reasons before cited, in regards to children doing better physically, emotionally,
financially, and otherwise, in the traditional family, and in seeking the rule of what is in the best
interest of the child, there should be a high legal preference to traditional married couples. I
agree with the model legislation proposed by the Institute for Marriage and Public Policy that, "it
is in the child's best interest (where possible) to provide that child with the closest possible
restoration of that child's natural right to the care and protection of both a mother and a father,"
and that "family structure is highly relevant to child well-being," and charging the legislature as
part of the act, to seek the best interest of an adoptive child by "placing the child with a married
mother and father."(49)
However, many states ban discrimination based on marital status, with five states specifically
making it "illegal to prefer married couples in placement decisions," and only the state of Utah
codifying a "clear preference for married couples in adoption."(50)
As of March 29th of this year
(2006) the Arizona House passed legislation giving preference to married couples in adoptions
but it remains to be seen whether the Senate or the Governor will sign such legislation.(51)
Historically however, adoption has only been very recently (mid 1800's) a "legal structure,"
and the first adoption laws, significantly enough, were "designed to imitate nature [the traditional
marriage between a man and a woman]."(52)
American society, as well as the political and legal
professions, needs to return to their roots regarding adoption and return the traditional married
couple to their rightful "preferred" position regarding adoption and adoption proceedings.
CUSTODY AND VISITATION
Historically, Custody in the United States, is the right of a parent to make decisions for the
child and to take care of the child, and visitation is the right (some jurisdictions deeming it a
privilege) of a non-custodial parent to visit with their children. It used to be the case that most
jurisdictions preferred custody going to the biological mother (as the one most qualified) and
most jurisdictions would limit visitation rights to only those with a biological relationship.
Today, however great inroads have been made. For example, in a recent Pennsylvania case,
non-relatives sought to obtain visitation rights,(53)
and in a Utah case, a former lesbian lover sought
While most jurisdictions acknowledge that it is the most biological mother who is
usually the one most qualified to care for the child other jurisdictions have been more liberal in
Judges today, in seeking to determine visitation rights, attempt to determine what is public
policy and what is in the best interests of the child when seeking that determination. The problem
being that "public policy" and what is actually the "best interest of the child" might be two
entirely separate things. And leads to, in the words of one family expert, an "expansion of state
power and fragmentation of the family."(55)
But, do judges really know what is in the best
interest of the child when all they are going on is the interview, of a couple hours length (if their
lucky) of a family in crisis by a social worker, who basically tells the judge what to do?
Is seeking the best interests of a child even justified? What
about seeking the best interests of the family? While I know that there are plenty of instances
where children need to be protected from abusive parents or other adults, children are resilient
and perhaps more effort needs to expended by society to keep families together rather than
seeking to tear them apart.
In conclusion, let me quote these words from the Heritage Foundation:
Marriage is a fundamental institution, deeply rooted in all societies, which has been
tested and reaffirmed over thousands of years. It is the permanent union of one man
and one woman. Marriage is not, in the words of a Massachusetts court, an "evolving
paradigm," but instead a time-tested pillar of civilization.(56)
Perhaps, to put it more succinctly, we ought to recall these words, from a value-laden
era, and from a man--Benjamin Franklin--who firmly believed in the law of chastity, contrary to what certain
historical revisionists make him out to be, who penned a letter to a young
man attempting to persuade his friend from adopting a mistress and rejecting the
institution of marriage:
Marriage is the proper remedy. It is the most natural state of man, and therefore the
state in which you are most likely to find solid happiness. Your reasons against
entering into it at present appear to me not well founded. The circumstantial
advantages you have in view by postponing it are not only uncertain, but they are
small in comparison with that of the thing itself, the being married and settled.
It is the man and woman united that make the complete human being. Separate, she
wants his force of body and strength of reason; he, her softness, sensibility, and acute
discernment. Together they are more likely to succeed in the world. A single man has
not nearly the value he would have in that state of union. He is an incomplete animal.
He resembles the odd half of a pair of scissors. If you get a prudent, healthy wife,
your industry in your profession, with her good economy, will be a fortune
And finally, to quote Newsmax pundit, Steve Farrell, we ought to
keep in mind that there are wicked, haughty, and destructive
down on Marriage and the Family--and yet marriage between a man and a woman,
and children raised by mother and father, are still Divine institutions. The nation
that makes war on them will rue the day as surely as the sun rises tomorrow. The
nation that rises up and defends them will save itself.(58)
In order to stem these
destructive forces assaulting the family and our Judeo-Christian
culture and heritage--and isn't that what George Washington and his
gallant soldiers fought for when boiled down to its essentials?--Shall
we not attempt to do everything in our power to become involved in
civic affairs and strive to
make our influence felt by our vote, our letters, and our advice?(59)
To do any less would be to give
up the fight to moral and ideological reprobates who, are striving with all their might, to turn our
society, culture, values, and indeed the whole world upside down.
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5. See for example this statement from William Blackstone, "Upon these two foundations, the
law of nature and the law of revelation, depend all human laws. . ." William Blackstone, as
quoted by Hall, Verna M. (1975). The Christian History of the United States Constitution.
Bicentennial ed. United States: Foundation for American Christian Education. 235.
6. Romans 2: 14-15. "For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things
contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: Which shew the work
of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the
mean while accusing or else excusing one another" The Reverend John J. Zubly, for instance, in
a speech given on July 4, 1775, paraphrased Romans 2:14-15 in stating, "To the generality of
mankind he gave no written law, but yet left not himself without a witness among them; the
words of the law were written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their
thoughts the mean while excusing or else accusing one another: It cannot be said they were
without the law, whilst that they were to do, and what they were to forbear, was written in their
hearts. (John J. Zubly, D.D., The Law of Liberty, a speech given before the Provincial Congress
of Georgia, July 4, 1775, as quoted by Hall, Verna M. 1975. The Christian History of the
American Revolution, Foundation for American Christian Education, San Francisco, 1975, p.
7. "Kings and parliaments did not make law. . . they discovered what was the law and
promulgated it." Carson, Clarence B. (1970). The American Tradition. Irvington on Hudson:
Foundation for Economic Education. 40.
8. "The essence of law does not depend upon words and clauses, inserted in a code or statute
book, much less upon the conclusion and explications of lawyers; but upon reason and the nature
of things antecedent to all laws" Trenchard and Gordon, as quoted by Wood, S., Gordon. The
Creation Of The American Republic, 1776-1787. Chapel Hill: Published for the Institute of Early
American History and Culture at Williamsburg, Va. P. 456.
9. 4 Maccabees 1:48 "For in the day when God created man, he implanted in him his passions
and inclinations, and also, at the very same time, set the mind on a throne amidst the senses to be
his sacred guide in all things. . ."
10. This ability to intuitively discern moral law is sometimes known as the conscience. Members
of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints would say that it is through what is known to
them as the "Light of Christ" that these abilities are manifest. See for example, Moroni 7:15-17
which states, "For behold, my brethren, it is given unto you to judge, that ye may know good
from evil; and the way to judge is as plain, that ye may know with a perfect knowledge, as the
daylight is from the dark night. For behold, the Spirit of Christ is given unto every man, that he
may know good from evil; wherefore I show unto you the way to judge; for every thing which
inviteth to do good, and to persuade to believe in Christ, is sent forth by the power and gift of
Christ; wherefore ye may know with a perfect knowledge it is of God. But whatsoever thing
persuadeth men to to evil, and believe not in Christ, and deny him, and serve not God, then ye
may know with a perfect knowledge it is of the devil; for after this manner doth the devil work,
for he persuadeth no man to do good, no, not one; neither do his angels; neither do they who
subject themselves unto him."
11. Romans 1:26-27
12. Proverbs 18:22
13. Jeremiah 29:6
14. Council on Family Law. 2005. The Future of Family Law: Law and the Marriage
Crisis in North America. Washington D.C.: Institute for Marriage and Public Policy.
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Project. 29 Dec. 1998. Yale Law School.
16. Gibbon, Edward. The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire. New York: Alfred A.
17. "The purest principles of morality are to be taught. Where are they found? Whoever
searches for them must go to the source from which a Christian man derives his
faith--the Bible." Vidal v. Girard's Executors, 43 U.S. (2 How.) 127, 11 L.Ed. 205.
18. "Whatever strikes at the root of Christianity tends manifestly to the dissolution of civil
government." People v. Ruggles, 8 Johns. R. 290 N.Y. 1811.
19. "[Christianity] is and always has been part of the common law of Pennsylvania."
Updegraph v. Commonwealth, 11 Serg. & Rawle, 394 Penn. 1824
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2005. Carey Roberts. 22 Apr. 2006
As well as O'Leary, Dale. "Feminism." EWTN, Global Catholic Network. 1994. Trinity
Communications. 10 Apr. 2006
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22. Marx, Karl, Engels, Friedrich. The Communist Manifesto. New York, NY: Signic
23. Wood, Bill. "Hearing Archives :Committee on Ways & Means :: U.S. House of
Representatives :." Committee on Ways & Means. 22 Apr. 2006
24. Michael Walzer, as quoted by Griggs, William N. "The New American - Toward the
Total State - July 5, 1999." The New American Magazine. 5 July 1999. American
Opinion Publishing Incorporated. 22 Apr. 2006
25. See for example: Robison, John. Proofs Of A Conspiracy Against All The Religions
And Governments Of Europe Carried On In The Secret Meetings Of Freemasons,
Illuminati And Reading Societies. City: Kessinger Publishing, 2003; Barruel. Memoirs
Illustrating The History Of Jacobinism. City: Real-View-Books, 1995; Billington, H.,
James. Fire In The Minds Of Men. City: Basic Books, 1983.
26. It is also instructive to note the influence these change agents had upon pre-war
Germany and the Nazi Party. See for instance, Lively, Scott, Kevin Abrams. The Pink
Swastika: Homosexuality in the Nazi Party. City: Veritas Aeterna, 2002. See also Lively,
Scott. Homosexuality and the Nazi Party. 13 July 2003. Leadership U. 22 Apr. 2006
27. Montgomery, Steven. Op Cite
28. Carlson, Allen. " What Has Government Done to Our Families? - Mises Institute."
Mises Institute. 2003. 22 Apr. 2006 <http://www.mises.org/story/1406>.
29. Kimball, Spencer W. Conference Report, October 4, 1980.
30. 'That the sole object and only legitimate end of government is to protect the citizen in
the enjoyment of life, liberty, and property, and when the government assumes other
functions it is usurpation and oppression." Alabama State Constitution. Art. I Sec 35
31. Ezra Taft Benson. Conference Report, April 1966, 130.
32. Wardle, Lynn D, as quoted by Church News. "LDS Media: Failure in Home Fosters
Trends to Alternatives." 1997. Infobase Media. 22 Apr. 2006
33. Fagan, Patrick F. "The Child Abuse Crisis: The Disintegration of Marriage, Family,
and the American Community." The Heritage Foundation. 1997. Issue in Brief: Family
and Marriage. 27 Apr. 2006 <http://new.heritage.org/Research/Family/BG1115.cfm>.
34. Weston, John-Henry. "French Government Report Says No to Homosexual
Marriage." 2006. 22 Apr. 2006 <http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/printerfriendly.html>.
36. The Heritage Foundation. "Map of the Family: Children in Poverty by Family
Structure." The Heritage Foundation. 2005. 27 Apr. 2006
37. Sprigg, Peter. "Questions and Answers: What's Wrong With Letting Same-Sex
Couples "Marry?"." Family Research Council. 2006. Family Research Council. 27 Apr.
38. The Traditional Values Coalition. "Special Report: Homosexual Civil Unions." 2005.
The Traditional Values Coalition. 10 April 2006.
39. The Christian Institute. "Gay Marriage in all but name: How Civil Partnerships equate
Holy Matrimony with Homosexual Liaisons" The Christian Institute. 2004.
40. Sprigg, Op Cite.
42. The Witherspoon Institute. "Top Ten Social Scientific Arguments Against Same Sex
Marriage" The Witherspoon Institute. 2006.
43. Wilcox, W. Bradford. "Touchstone Archives: The Facts of Life & Marriage." 2004.
Touchstone Magazine. 22 Apr. 2006
44. "Catechism of the Catholic Church - PART 3 SECTION 2 CHAPTER 2 ARTICLE
6." Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. 22 Apr. 2006
47. Wilcox, Op Cite.
49. Institute For Marriage And Public Policy. "Marriage Preferences in Adoption Law:
Model Legislation." Institute for Marriage and Public Policy. 2005.
50. Baker, Joshua K. and Duncan, William C. "Marital Preferences In Adoption Law: A
Fifty State Review" Institute for Marriage and Public Policy. 2005.
51. Family Research Council. "Adoption: It's For Children" Family Research Council.
See also this interesting law review article: Wardle, Lynn D. "A Critical Analysis of
Interstate Recognition of Lesbigay Adoptions." Ave Maria School of Law. 2005. Ave
Maria Law Review. 22 Apr. 2006
Wardle's Law Review article contains the following supporting quote:
Until recently, adoption by same-sex couples was not allowed in the
United States. Adoption was not known at common law, and adoption in
Roman-influenced civil law was for the purpose of adults--either or both
the adult adopter or an adult adoptee. The era of modern adoption began
with the enactment of child-welfare focused adoption laws in
Massachusetts in 1851. The primary, dominant, motivating purpose of
American-style adoption was to provide parents for parentless children,
and only secondarily, but simultaneously, to fulfill the reciprocal
aspirations of adults to raise children. Thus, the heart of this child-centered
model of adoption was the creation of family relationships that imitated
and were intended to replicate the relationship that exists between parents
and child(ren) in a birth (natural) family.
53. Scolforo, Mark. "Pa. court lets nonrelatives seek 'grandparent' visitation
(phillyBurbs.com) | Pennsylvania News." 4 Jan. 2006. Calkins Media, Inc.
54. Fattah, Geoffrey. "Ex-partners in court." 2006. Deseret News Publishing Company. 22
Apr. 2006 <http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,600159937,00.html>.
55. Gallagher, Maggie. "iMAPP.org | Institute for Marriage and Public Policy." 4 Jan.
2006. Institute for Marriage and Public Policy. 22 Apr. 2006
56. "A Defining Moment: Marriage, the Courts, and the Constitution." The Heritage
Foundation: Policy Research and Analysis. 2006.
57. Franklin, Benjamin, as quoted by Farrell, Steve. "Red Eye on Marriage."
Constitutional Broadside. 2003. 20 Apr. 2006
59. Benson, Ezra T. "The Constitution: A Heavenly Banner." The Perfect Law of Liberty.
Steven Montgomery. 27 Apr. 2006 <http://www.geocities.com/graymada/tcahb.html>.
Ala. Const. Art. I Â§ 35. The Alabama State Constitution contain one of the best short,
succinct, and accurate statements regarding the proper role of government that I have ever
seen, "the sole object and only legitimate end of government is to protect the citizen in
the enjoyment of life, liberty, and property, and when the government assumes other
functions it is usurpation and oppression."
Barruel. Memoirs Illustrating The History Of Jacobinism. City: Real-View-Books, 1995.
Abbe Barruel was a Catholic Jesuit priest who saw the influence of the secret
combination known as the Jacobin's on the French Revolution. Barruel and Robison
(who wrote Proofs of a Conspiracy) were contemporaries who each wrote books detailing
the rise of a secret combination which sought, and is still seeking today, to overthrow all
the governments and religions of the world and supplanting them with a world
government of their own making. Although Barruel and Robison were different in their
methodology and viewpoint, both works support and buttress each other and both should
be read, along with the more modern work, Fire in the Minds of Men, to grasp an
understanding of a vast world-wide conspiracy which exists today that seeks to
undermine our Judeo-Christian heritage, including the vital institutions of marriage and
the family, and to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations and countries.
Benson, Ezra Taft. Conference Report, April 1966, 130. Great article by then Elder, Ezra
Taft Benson, on the family and the importance of preserving traditional family values.
The Conference Report itself contains the talks by the Prophet, Apostles, and other
leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and contains much invaluable
instruction and doctrine.
Benson, Taft, Ezra. The Constitution: A Heavenly Banner. City: Deseret Book Company,
1989. This booklet contains the last major political speech by President Ezra Taft Benson
of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints before his death. It contains, in a
nutshell, basic Constitutional and freedom related principles vital to preserving a free
Bentley, Christopher S. "The Assault on Marriage." The New American Magazine. 2005.
American Opinion Publishing Incorporated. 21 Apr. 2006
<http://www.thenewamerican.com/artman/publish/article_203.shtml>. Excellent article
on traditional marriage and it's opposition. The New American Magazine in general, is
one of the best magazines for obtaining current information on Americanism and its
enemies. Although written in a populist style (I prefer something a bit more scholarly and
referenced) it should be required reading for everyone. President Ezra Taft Benson of the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints thought so highly of this magazine that for
years he gave subscriptions of this magazine to his Counselors, associates and friends as
Billington, H., James. Fire In The Minds Of Men. City: Basic Books, 1983. Originally
written in 1980, Billington has impeccable credentials and is the current historian for the
Library of Congress. What makes his work even more important is that Billington verifies
the works of Robison and Barruel, and all of this from an admitted liberal. Billington
notes in extensive detail the ideological and conspiratorial roots of modern day Marxists
and revolutionary movements. This is an important work to understand in order to
comprehend what is behind our current social, political, and sexual activists seeking to
undermine western cultural heritage.
The Holy Bible. King James Version, Editor. Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints, 1983. The Bible continues to form the basis for western law and legal
The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Salt Lake City: Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1981. The Keystone Scripture for members of the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. President Ezra Taft Benson said of this
scripture that one of the books purposes was to expose:
the enemies of Christ. It confounds false doctrines and lays down contention.
(See 2 Nephi 3:12.) It fortifies the humble followers of Christ against the evil
designs, strategies, and doctrines of the devil in our day. The type of apostates
in the Book of Mormon are similar to the type we have today. God, with his
infinite foreknowledge, so molded the Book of Mormon that we might see
the error and know how to combat false educational, political, religious, and
philosophical concepts of our time. (Benson, Ezra Taft. "The Book of
Mormon is the Word of God" CR, April 5, 1975. When Ezra Taft Benson
became the Prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints he
repeated this talk at least 37 different times, at every Regional Conference he
attended, The Regional Representatives Seminar, reprinted as the 1st
Presidency message in the Ensign, and at several talks he gave at various Wards or Stakes)
President Benson also said that this book:
states that the downfall of two great American civilizations came as a result
of secret conspiracies whose desire was to overthrow the freedom of the
people. 'And they have caused the destruction of this people of whom I am
now speaking', says Moroni, 'and also the destructions of the people of Nephi
(Ether 8:21).' Now undoubtedly Moroni could have pointed out many factors
that led to the destruction of the people, but notice how he singled out the
secret combinations, just as the Church today could point out many threats to
peace, prosperity, and the spread of God's work, but it has singled out the
greatest threat as the godless conspiracy. There is no conspiracy theory in the
Book of Mormon--it is a conspiracy fact. Then Moroni speaks to us in this
day and says, 'wherefore, the Lord commandeth you, when ye shall see these
things come among you that ye shall awake to a sense of your awful situation,
because of this secret combination which shall be among you (Benson, Ezra
Taft. "The Book of Mormon is the Word of God" CR, April 5, 1975.)
Regarding the connection which the Book of Mormon has to Marxism, or Communism,
and the influence these ideologies have upon modern society, President Benson had the
following to say:
Concerning the United States, the Lord revealed to his
prophets that its
greatest threat would be a vast, world-wide 'secret combination' which
not only threaten United States but also seek to 'overthrow the freedom
lands, nations, and countries' (Ether 8:25). In connection with attack
United States, the Lord told the Prophet Joseph Smith there would be an
attempt to overthrow the country by destroying the Constitution. Joseph
Smith predicted that the time would come when the Constitution would
as it were, by a thread, and at that time 'this people will step forth
it from threatened destruction' (Journal History, Brigham Young's
July 4, 1854). . . . The Prophet Moroni seemed greatly exercised lest
day we might not be able to recognize the startling fact that the same
societies which destroyed the Jaredites and decimated numerous kingdoms
of both Nephites and Lamanites would be precisely the same form of
conspiracy which would rise up among the gentile nations in this day.
stratagems of the leaders of these societies are amazingly familiar to
who has studied the tactics of modern communist leaders. The Lord has
declared that before the second coming of Christ it will be necessary
'destroy the secret works of darkness . . ' in order to preserve the
land of Zion--the Americas (2 Nephi 10: 11-16). The world-wide secret
has risen up in our day to fulfill these prophecies is easily
President Mckay has left no room for doubt as to what attitude
Saints should take toward the modern 'secret combination' of
communism . . ." (Ezra Taft Benson, CR, Oct 1961, p. 69-75)
"BoycottFord.com - Sponsored by American Family Association." BoycottFord.com.
2005. American Family Association |. 21 Apr. 2006 <http://www.boycottford.com>. This
is a site advocating a boycott of Ford products because of their pro-homosexual leanings
and activism promoting the gay lifestyle. Contains much useful information on how much
of corporate America is participating in our moral degeneracy.
Carlson, Allen. " What Has Government Done to Our Families? - Mises Institute." Mises
Institute. 2003. 22 Apr. 2006 <http://www.mises.org/story/1406>. Interesting article by
Carlson on the influence of the welfare state on the breakdown of the family and family
friendly institutions. The Ludwig Von Mises site in general is one of the best sites for
gaining a greater understanding of economics in the Austrian school of thought, or
Carson, Clarence B. (1970). The American Tradition. Irvington on Hudson: Foundation
for Economic Education. 40. A short, and very useful, and in my opinion, indispensable
book for understanding freedom, American Political thought, and basic constitutional
principles and understanding.
"Catechism of the Catholic Church - PART 3 SECTION 2 CHAPTER 2 ARTICLE 6."
Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. 22 Apr. 2006
<http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/p3s2c2a6.htm>. This particular article of the Catholic
Catechism contains much useful information on the moral dangers of divorce and other
issues for those interested in family law.
The Christian Institute. "Gay Marriage in all but name: How Civil Partnerships equate
Holy Matrimony with Homosexual Liaisons" The Christian Institute. 2004.
<http://www.christian.org.uk/civilpartnerships/booklet_may04.pdf>. This article details
the dangers of allowing civil partnerships to attain a status equal to that of the traditional
marriage. The Christian Institute is a United Kingdom family friendly site which contains
much useful information from a British perspective.
Marx, Karl, Friedrich Engels. The Communist Manifesto. New York, NY: Signic Classic,
This is the classic work on Communist thought and theory by Karl Marx and Friedrich
Fagan, Patrick F. "The Child Abuse Crisis: The Disintegration of Marriage, Family, and
the American Community." The Heritage Foundation. 1997. Issue in Brief: Family and
Marriage. 27 Apr. 2006 <http://new.heritage.org/Research/Family/BG1115.cfm>.
The Heritage Foundation which hosts Mr. Fagan's article is a family friendly site with
much useful information.
Family Research Council. "Adoption: It's For Children" Family Research Council. 2006.
<http://www.frc.org 2006>. Interesting article outlining the reasons to maintain
traditional values when considering who's going to adopt.
Farrell, Steve. "Red Eye on Marriage." Constitutional Broadside. 2003. 20 Apr. 2006
<http://www.geocities.com/graymada/CB/marriage.html>. In this short article Steve
explains, from our founding father's perspective the benefits of marriage and the Marxist
origins of the recent attacks on marriage. The Constitutional Broadside website itself is an
excellent resource for researching and understanding the Constitution in the tradition of
the founding fathers.
Fattah, Geoffrey. "Ex-partners in court." 2006. Deseret News Publishing Company. 22
Apr. 2006 <http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,600159937,00.html>. This article
briefly explains the issues behind visitation rights and the competition between those
seeking to maintain traditional values and families and those seeking to liberalize such.
First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "Same Gender
Marriage." Official Internet Site of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 2006.
Intellectual Reserve, Inc. 21 Apr. 2006
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is on the forefront of organizations combating
moral evil. Their "Proclamation on the Family" is one of the finest succinct doctrinal
treatises on the role of husband and father, wife and mother, the traditional family, and
mankind's role in seeking to preserve these institutions.
Gibbon, Edward. The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire. New York: Alfred A.
Gibbon's multi-volume work continues to be the historical pinnacle and standard upon
which other more modern historians aspire. Should be must reading for any student
interested in obtaining a greater understanding of the causes for the decline of nations.
Gallagher, Maggie. "iMAPP.org | Institute for Marriage and Public Policy." 4 Jan. 2006.
Institute for Marriage and Public Policy. 22 Apr. 2006
<http://www.marriagedebate.com/2006/01/penn.htm>. Commentary by Gallagher on the
Pennsylvania adoption case.
Gallagher, Maggie. Institute for Marriage and Public Policy <http://www.imapp.org>
Family friendly site with plenty of statistics, research articles, model legislation and other
useful information. This site also hosts the related site, www.marriagedebate.com,
another very useful site.
Griggs, William N. "The New American - Toward the Total State - July 5, 1999." The
New American Magazine. 5 July 1999. American Opinion Publishing Incorporated. 22
Apr. 2006 <http://www.thenewamerican.com/tna/1999/07-05-99/vo15no14_total.htm>.
Instructive article by Griggs on the influence of Marxism over America Society and
Hall, Verna M. (1975). Christian History of the United States Constitution. Bicentennial
ed. United States: Foundation for American Christian Education. Excellent sourcebook of
primary historical documents pertaining to the United States Constitution and its
Christian historical background.
Hall, Verna M. (1975). The Christian History of the United States Revolution.
Bicentennial ed. United States: Foundation for American Christian Education. Excellent
sourcebook of primary historical documents pertaining to the American Revolution and
the drive for Independence and of the primary moving force for revolution and
independence being Christianity and the colonialist understanding of biblical principles.
The Heritage Foundation. "Map of the Family Charts." 2006. 22 Apr. 2006
<http://new.heritage.org/Research/Family/Mapofthefamilycharts.cfm>. This is an
interesting chart which shows the harmful effects of poverty on children. The Heritage
Foundation is a family friendly site which contains much useful information.
Institute For Marriage And Public Policy. "Marriage Preferences in Adoption Law:
Model Legislation." Institute for Marriage and Public Policy. 2005.
<http://www.marriagedebate.com/pdf/LEGISmarr&adopt.pdf>. This article contains
model legislation for those states seeking to preserve the preference for traditional
married couples when adopting children.
Kimball, Spencer W. Conference Report, October 4, 1980. Good article by President
Spencer W. Kimball, of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, containing
instructions to Church members on preserving the institution of marriage and the family.
Lively, Scott, Kevin Abrams. The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality in the Nazi Party. City:
Veritas Aeterna, 2002. This work documents the influence that homosexuality had on the
origins and rise of the Nazi Party. And, contrary to popular understanding, as Kevin
Abrams states in his preface, "the Nazis were not Right Wing Conservative Creationists;
they were Left Wing Darwinian Evolutionary Socialists." Abrams is right. The Nazi's
were National Socialists and are every bit of much Marxian, although a different brand, as
Stalin's Communism. Many of the tactics used by modern-day Marxist homosexual and
political activists derive their origin from the tactics used by Hitler and his homosexual
Lively, Scott. Homosexuality and the Nazi Party. 13 July 2003. Leadership U. 22 Apr.
2006. Most people are simply unaware of the influence that Homosexual activists had on
the rise of Hitler and Nazism. Along with The Pink Swastika, this is a must read article to
those seeking to understand the roots of modern-day homosexual activism.
Madison, James. Madison Debates. The Avalon Project. 29 Dec. 1998. Yale Law School.
21 Apr. 2006 <http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/debates/822.htm>. Notes kept by
James Madison of the Federal Convention held in Philadelphia from May to September
1787. Reading Madison's Debates is vital to understanding the Constitution in the
tradition of our Founding Fathers.
Montgomery, Steven R. "Glasnost-Perestroika: Marxist-Leninist Holy War." Perfect Law
of Liberty: Glasnost-Perestroika Index . 1999.
<http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Crete/4516/gp/mlhw.html>. In this article I explain, in
a brief overview, the ideology of the Marxist dialectical advance and how that is applied
to undermining western society, culture and religion.
O'Leary, Dale. "Feminism." EWTN, Global Catholic Network. 1994. Trinity
Communications. 10 Apr. 2006 http://www.ewtn.com/library/ISSUES/FEMINISM.TXT.
Good article for understanding the Marxist roots of modern day Feminism.
People v. Ruggles (8 Johns. R. 290 N.Y. 1811) Early New York Supreme Court decision
affirming the Christian basis of the American Republic and that "the morality of the
country is deeply ingrafted upon Christianity."
Roberts, Carey. "Feminist utopia, social nightmare." Renew America. 18 Jan. 2005.
Carey Roberts. 22 Apr. 2006 <http://www.renewamerica.us/columns/roberts/050118>.
Great article by Roberts in understanding the Marxist roots of modern day Feminism and
the assaults made on women by the ideology of Marxism.
Robison, John. Proofs Of A Conspiracy Against All The Religions And Governments Of
Europe Carried On In The Secret Meetings Of Freemasons, Illuminati And Reading
Societies. City: Kessinger Publishing, 2003. Written in 1798, Robison details the origin,
rise, and influence of the secret society known as the Illuminati (and its eventual
successor Communism) and its effect on the French Revolution. Proofs of a Conspiracy is
an important work to get to know and understand for anyone seeking to understand
modern day Communism. This book was also influential on George Washington and the
President of Yale University, Timothy Dwight, in helping them understand the rise of
Secret Combinations seeking to overthrow the newly born Republic. This understanding
of the conspiracy that George Washington gained by reading this book led to the so-called
Citizen Genet affair and the Alien and Sedition Acts. This influence of the Jacobins on
the early United States is probably one of the most neglected areas in all of U.S. history.
Scolforo, Mark. "Pa. court lets nonrelatives seek 'grandparent' visitation
(phillyBurbs.com) | Pennsylvania News." 4 Jan. 2006. Calkins Media, Inc. 20 Apr. 2006
<http://www.phillyburbs.com/pb-dyn/news/103-01032006-592311.html>. Brief news
article which briefly explains the issues behind visitation rights and the competition
between those seeking to maintain traditional values and families and those seeking to
Sprigg, Peter. "Questions and Answers: What's Wrong With Letting Same-Sex Couples
"Marry?"." 2006. Family Research Council. 22 Apr. 2006
<http://www.frc.org/get.cfm?i=IF03H01>. This article details legal, historical, and social
science reasons why marriage should not be redefined, allowing same-sex couples to
"marry." Family Research Council is a family friendly site which contains much useful
These Last Days Ministries. "Marxist roots of radical feminism." These Last Days
Ministries. 19 Mar. 2005. These Last Days Ministries, Inc. 10 Apr. 2006
<http://www.tldm.org/news5/radical.htm>. These Last Days Ministries is a traditional
Catholic and family friendly site. While I don't necessarily agree with all of their
conclusions and arguments, their information on Feminism and Communism is superb.
Traditional Values Coalition. "Homosexuality 101: A Primer." Traditional Values
Coalition. 2005. Traditional Values Coalition. 10 Apr. 2006
<http://traditionalvalues.org/>. The Traditional Values Coalition is a fundamentalist
Christian site, which I don't necessarily agree with in all their particulars, but they do
have some excellent material and sources for the family friendly researcher, author, or
The Traditional Values Coalition. "Special Report: Homosexual Civil Unions."
Traditional Values Coalition. 2005. 10 April 2006.
Details the dangers of allowing homosexual civil unions.
Updegraph v. Commonwealth, 11 Serg. & Rawle, 394 (Penn. 1824) Early Pennsylvania
case which illustrated the role that Christianity played in the common law of
Pennsylvania, at least in the early years.
Vidal v. Executors of Girard, 43 U.S. 127 (1844).Early U.S. Supreme Court decision
affirming the Christian basis of the founding and early history of the American Republic.
Wardle, Lynn D. "A Critical Analysis of Interstate Recognition of Lesbigay Adoptions."
Ave Maria School of Law. 2005. Ave Maria Law Review. 22 Apr.
>. An extensive analysis by Wardle of the dangers of allowing
lesbian adoptions in
interstate law. Wardle is a professor of law at the J. Reuben Clark law
school of Brigham
Young University and the article itself appears on the Ave Maria School
website. So its interesting to see this interaction and cooperation
between Mormons and
Wardle, Lynn D., as quoted by Church News. "LDS Media: Failure in Home Fosters
Trends to Alternatives." 1997. Infobase Media. 22 Apr. 2006
<http://www.ldsmedia.com/2286519>. Wardle shows how the failure of familes in
general has helped to promote alternative lifestyles and lifestyle choices. He also briefly
states his opinion that certain activists are working to destroy the traditional family in the
law and bring about more favorable (to these activists) change.
Weston, John-Henry. "French Government Report Says No to Homosexual Marriage."
2006. 22 Apr. 2006 <http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/printerfriendly.html>. Lifesite, which
hosts this article is a Canadian, family friendly site which claims to be a "life, family, and
culture outpost featuring daily news and information not widely available in the
Wilcox, W. Bradford. "Touchstone Archives: The Facts of Life & Marriage." 2005.
Touchstone Magazine. 22 Apr. 2006
This article demonstrates the compatibility of Catholic Christian Moral Teachings and
The Witherspoon Institute. "Top Ten Social Scientific Arguments Against Same Sex
Marriage" The Witherspoon Institute. 2006.
<http://www.winst.org/top%20ten%20lists.html>. This article details the scientific
arguments against same-sex marriage from the social scientist perspective. The
Witherspoon Institute is a family friendly site with much useful information.
Wood, Bill. "Hearing Archives :Committee on Ways & Means :: U.S. House of
Representatives :." Committee on Ways & Means. 22 Apr. 2006
testimony of Bill Wood's outlines how Marxists, using the techniques developed by
Italian Marxist, Antonio Gramsci, to undermine and eventually overthrow targeted
nations (in this case the U.S.).
Wood, S., Gordon. The Creation Of The American Republic, 1776-1787. Chapel Hill:
Published for the Institute of Early American History and Culture at Williamsburg, Va.
Written by a preeminent historian, this work is vital and indispensable for a greater
understanding of American political thought and its genesis. It should be on everyone's
shelf if they desire a greater understanding of the thoughts, ideas, speeches and writings
of those who were instrumental in shaping ideas, and in the founding of the American