Daily Archives: August 31, 2016

MercatorNet: 7 reasons why Australia needs a plebiscite on same-sex marriage

With an unsteady economy, a huge national debt, slowing commodity prices, terrorism, border protection and a fractious Parliament vexing Australia, a bagatelle like redefining marriage is a distraction from the real business of government. Or so supporters of gay marriage … Continue reading

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MercatorNet: How did UTexas sociologist Mark Regnerus get to be so hated?

In the 1980s, anthropologist Derek Freeman invited a firestorm of vituperation for challenging the conclusions of Coming of Age in Samoa, iconic Margaret Mead’s account of how teen promiscuity was widely accepted in Samoa and never hurt anyone much. (The skinny: her … Continue reading

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