A few weeks ago I wrote an article describing Ronald Reagan’s views on Jesus Christ and the crucifixion. While most of the response was positive, I did receive some negative email. One writer complained that I rekindled the same “divisive” … More>
Faith & Society
A new same-sex marriage curriculum for high schools is running into scholarly opposition from three authors led by noted sexual orientation researcher Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D.
Throckmorton, Gary Welton, Ph.D. and student Mike Ingram wrote a white paper that examines the … More>
Will $1.5 billion to promote marriage education help in the war on poverty? The House has passed a welfare reauthorization bill that included President Bush’s request to spend $1.5 billion over five years to promote marriage education among the poor.… More>
— Ronald Reagan
It’s a curious thing for any biographer: When you write a book on a historical figure — particularly an unappreciated aspect of a historical … More>
How’s this for a deal? “Wanted: millions of children to participate in a social science experiment. Young children preferred. Once engaged in the experiment there is no opportunity to withdraw. There may be long term problems for certain participants although … More>
Long before the editorial pages of the New York Times flogged Mel Gibson for his film or denounced George W. Bush for citing Jesus Christ as his favorite philosopher, they assailed Ronald Reagan for his thoughts on the Nazarene Carpenter.… More>
This sarcastic question disgraces the front page of a website devoted to shaming Vice-President Dick Cheney’s openly lesbian daughter, Mary into publicly opposing an amendment to the constitution defining marriage as a union of a man and a … More>
At Grove City College I teach courses in military history, Russian history, national security and the humanities. The Lord called me to Grove City College after a 32-year career with the Air Force and Army. While Grove City is an … More>
It has been quite a week, month and year for the recognition of rights for people identifying as gay. Beginning with the summer’s Lawrence v. Texas U.S. Supreme Court case overturning sodomy laws, the nation’s headlines have been dominated by … More>
A recent decision by The National Education Association (NEA) may signal a shift in the organization’s stance on gay and lesbian issues. Last week, the NEA quietly but officially recognized the formation of an Ex-Gay Educators’ Caucus thus acknowledging a … More>
Class, pop quiz. Only one question: When is a Republican for all practical purposes, a Democrat? If you said, when the someone is a Log Cabin Republican, then you ace the quiz.
So how is a Log Cabin Republican (LCR) … More>
America’s newest diet counselor and author of “The Ultimate Weight Solution” has weighed in with his views of sexual orientation. What do the scales say? While Dr. Phil McGraw has pretty hefty advice on some matters, he’s definitely a lightweight … More>
Dr. Throckmorton’s Testimony to the Ohio Senate on the Proposed Defense of Marriage Legislation
Dr. Warren Throckmorton testified yesterday before Ohio’s Senate in favor of the state’s fast-moving defense of marriage legislation. He opposed the testimony of the Ohio Psychological … More>
President George Bush wants someone to go to the moon again. Then he wants a mission to Mars. Many scientists think we will find signs of life there. In the near term, a cheaper but more difficult mission would be … More>
Does God make people gay? At first glance, this is a question that appears theological. However, Howard Dean, democratic presidential candidate and a physician, looks to biology for his answer. Campaigning in Iowa, when asked about his views of homosexuality, … More>
Given his decision making power on the gift issue, my girls made sure Santa Claus got some seriously good cookies most Christmas eves. Like most daughters, mine didn’t know much about the real Saint Nick. But girls everywhere would benefit … More>
In modern intellectual discourse, when one is short on substantive arguments, one may safely retreat to spurious analogies, personal offense or even out right name-calling. A tactic that uses all three ploys is golden. Accusing your ideological opponent of racism … More>
Nicholas Kristof, columnist for the New York Times recently wrote an article called “Lovers Under the Skin” (12/3/03) in which he sought to provide support for the idea that homosexuality, at least in men, is passed down to later generations … More>
The issue of gay marriage does some strange things to certain people. The matter certainly can bring out strong feelings. For instance, I recently testified before an Ohio House of Representatives committee on the subject and there was a man … More>
“Certainly our decision today marks a significant change in the definition of marriage as it has been inherited from the common law, and understood by many societies for centuries.” (Goodridge, et al vs. the Department of Public Health, pg 11)… More>
I admire tenacity. I really do. I love to see it in my children and my friends and I like stories of people who keep on trying, plodding away day after day in pursuit of an objective or excellence in … More>
During the past two weeks I have been contacted or received feedback from over 300 people concerning the recent columns I have written concerning homosexuality and biological causes (“Homosexuality and Genes: Déjà vu All Over Again” and “… More>
It’s like déjà vu all over again. Another study claiming to support the idea that homosexuality is directly caused by genes comes to public attention. And then there are journalists eager to trumpet the headline. Alas, as in the past, … More>
Recently, Reuters and other news services reported a research study demonstrating that the brains of male mice are different than the brains of female mice. Amazingly, the news service turned this study into support for the theory that homosexuality is … More>
There is a sickness that continues to afflict Pennsylvania education – from kindergarten all the way up through the state’s colleges. No, I’m not talking about the usual suspects we cite for our troubles. I have in mind two computer … More>
EDITOR’S NOTE: Faith, Freedom, and the Future is the title of a recently released book by Dr. Charles W. Dunn. We commend this book to you by giving you an introduction to the issues which Dr. Dunn and his noteworthy … More>
Orlando, Florida, is home to lots of sunshine, Mickey, Donald and Goofy and Exodus International. You know about the sun and Disney but you may not have known that the world’s leading referral and support organization for former homosexuals is … More>
Recently the school that hosts the Kinsey Institute temporarily removed the web log of a faculty member for suggesting gay men might not be the best teachers of young boys.
Indiana University Business Professor, Dr. Eric Rasmusen said on his … More>
While Arnold seeks to say hasta la vista to Gray Davis, Californians should think about saying the same to their State Assembly legislators in the next election cycle.
California politics are often viewed as – how can we put this … More>
Maybe its because I’m a father of girls that I reacted viscerally to the movie, “Teens and Sex in Europe.” In the video a pharmacist sells condoms to a teen boy he obviously does not know. Then the scene shifts … More>
Gay activist groups must really want to avoid ex-gays. Now that’s a bold statement but witness the new love of the First Amendment by some gay rights organizations and their supporters.
For instance, the oldest gay activist group in the … More>
The National Education Association is not making many friends among conservatives lately. First, it admits discriminating against the Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays organization by refusing to allow them to exhibit at their annual convention. Now, I have … More>
The confirmation by the Episcopal Church, U.S.A., of Bishop Gene Robinson, a gay clergyman openly living in a homosexual relationship, is part of an immense struggle within the so-called seven “mainline” protestant denominations. In the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A., in which … More>
With the installation of Gene Robinson, the newly elected and openly gay Episcopal Bishop, the Episcopalians continue to do what mainstream churches seem to do best: divide their congregations. It is difficult to find a large protestant denomination, save the … More>
If you haven’t heard about Michael Johnston, you probably will soon. At least the gay activist organization, the Human Rights Campaign, hopes you will hear about him.
The gay-oriented web site SouthernVoice.com today broke the story that Johnston, former head … More>
Stop the presses! After weeks of silence, the NEA on Wednesday admitted discriminating against the Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX). The nation’s largest organization of educators acknowledged that it excluded PFOX from exhibiting at the 2002 and … More>
Well at least they were civil. Before the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) this week, seven of nine Democratic candidates for President supported some extension of marital rights to gay couples, akin to Vermont’s “civil unions.” However, were they for “gay … More>
As a life long public school educator and administrator, my father, Earl Throckmorton stood for values that have long been a foundation for American education. He would be out of step with today’s NEA and their ex-homophobia.
Academic freedom and … More>
Karl Ulrichs and Karl Kertbeny would approve. The Supreme Court’s decision (Lawrence vs. Texas) overturning the nation’s laws against sodomy closes the loop on the quest for decriminalizing homosexuality that these men started a continent away and over a century … More>
Have fallen down sloppy dead,
And the White Knight is talking backwards
And the Red Queens off with her head…”
– White Rabbit
Six weeks ago I entered the online conference “Spiritual Progressives: A … More>
I don’t know which is more shocking: the revelation that conservative icon William J. Bennett has a serious gambling problem, which resulted in his loss of millions of dollars in casinos around the country, or the furious (even scary) reaction … More>
A tyrannical regime is brutally treating its subjects. Suffering abounds and basic freedoms are denied. Congress, the press, the religious community, and the American public denounce the cruelty and butchery this government has practiced for decades and debate the best … More>
Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), a devout Roman Catholic, sowed the wind to reap a whirlwind when he stated regarding a pending Supreme Court case on the Texas sodomy law, “If the Supreme Court says that you have the right to … More>
A study to be published in the March 2005 issue of the journal Human Genetics, and available online now, actually undermines the commonly held view that homosexual orientation is determined by genetic factors.
The study’s lead author Brian Mustanski from … More>
Imagine this: You are 16 years old and going back to school this fall. Like most students you purchased a backpack, a protractor, paper and pencils, but unlike most students, you did not go back-to-school clothes shopping. Why not? Because … More>
I will start by stating that I am a Christian and thus a theist. I accept the Bible as God’s revealed Word and Genesis as an accurate description of the creation events. I also accept the rather overwhelming evidence for … More>
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following lecture was submitted as part of a conference entitled “Free Markets and the Environment” held on the campus of Grove City College on March 19, 2001.
There is almost certainly no issue of modern times … More>
Editor’s Note: The following lecture was presented at Grove City College on February 22, 2001 as part of the 125th Anniversary Speaker Series.
I was originally planning tonight to present a general lecture about Christophobia in American life. The … More>
EDITOR’S NOTE: Former U.N. Ambassador and Republican presidential candidate Alan Keyes delivered this commencement address to the Grove City College graduating Class of 2000. His remarks challenged the graduates to oppose America’s moral decline and embrace the principles of Scripture … More>
EDITOR’S NOTE: U.S. Senator Rick Santorum delivered this commencement address to the Grove City College graduating Class of 1998.
Thank you very much, Dr. Moore, for asking me to be here. I consider it a true honor to come … More>