E-Brief | Jul 21, 2014

Hobby Lobby: What It Said and What It Didn’t Say About the Legality of Contraception

By: Margaret Datiles Watts

On June 30, the Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision in favor of religious freedom in the case of Burwell v.

E-Brief | Jul 17, 2014

"Private" Affairs And Private Institutions: Your Kids At Risk

By: Frank J. Moncher

With government’s growing efforts to create a new norm for human sexuality, it should not be surprising that those who engage in sexual activity outside of the bonds of traditional marriage are becoming increasingly bold in disclosing their lifestyles.  While the impact of some of these disclosures may be limited to immediate family, friends, and perhaps neighbors, others reach a great dea

E-Brief | Jun 19, 2014

The Psychological Effect of Sharia Law: The Broader Implications of Meriam Ibrahim’s Case

By: Frank J. Moncher

Most, by now, are familiar with Meriam Ibrahim.  Her case sparked international condemnation from world leaders after a Sudanese court ruled that the then heavily-pregnant woman would face the death penalty for

E-Brief | Jun 10, 2014

Same-Sex Couples Entitled To Adopt: Can The “Clear Majority” Of Americans Have It Wrong?

By: Frank J. Moncher

It has been more than 20 years since Gallup first began asking whether homosexual (as called then) or same-sex (as called now) couples should be able to legally adopt children.  In 1992, a clear majority of Americans answered “no” (63% vs.

E-Brief | May 29, 2014

Copycat Killer or Shared Family and Societal Ills: Guns and Mental Illness Revisited

By: Frank J. Moncher

Sadly, we once again learn of the senseless killing of numerous victims by a young man.  Many of the victims were targeted for distorted symbolic reasons, others were complete strangers to the gunman and targeted simply by chance.  In this instance, Elliott Rodger, the son of a Hollywood producer and pornography photographer, vented his pain and suffering on his college roommates and