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Sex Ed: Let’s Talk About the Real Meaning of Sex

by Suness Jones Recently on the late night show Last Week Tonight, the host and comedian John Oliver did an exposé on sex education in America. He reported that, after going around the country to investigate policies regarding sex education … Continue reading »

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Love, Marriage, and the Pursuit of Happiness:
Why We Should End the Pursuit – Part 2

by David Rodriguez This is part two of a series on love, marriage, and the pursuit of happiness. Having previously described the pursuit of happiness and its relationship to love, David Rodriguez continues the discussion by defining the relationship between love … Continue reading »

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Love, Marriage, and the Pursuit of Happiness:
Why We Should End the Pursuit – Part 1

by David Rodriguez Should loving someone make us happy? Is fulfillment tied directly to our emotions? David Rodriguez sets out to explain the answers to these questions in part one of a two-part series on love, marriage, and the pursuit of … Continue reading »

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5 Summer Must-Reads

by LFN Staff   We are halfway through summer, which means there’s still plenty of time to tackle that summer reading list you put together a few weeks ago. Whether you prefer reading novels, philosophical treatises, biographies, science fiction, etc., … Continue reading »

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On Transgenderism

by Danny Pluta The modern movement of “transgenderism” brings questions about the human person forward, and calls for action and thought on the part of individuals. The ideology of transgenderism attempts to abolish the two sexes and dilute them into … Continue reading »

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Finding Inspiration in an (Un)likely Place

by Annie Rodriguez Annie describes her experience participating in our 2015 Integrity in Action leadership seminar. The purpose of the seminar is to train student leaders and equip them with the resources, support, and materials they need to successfully defend … Continue reading »

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An Open Letter to the Queer Community at UCSB

by Carlos Flores To the queer community at UCSB: I am deeply disappointed by the crude and disrespectful display carried out by some of your community members which disrupted our inaugural lecture last Tuesday with Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse entitled … Continue reading »

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This Changes Nothing

by Christian Say It was never about the judicial battle. It was never about the political battle. It was always about the fight for hearts and minds. This has not changed, and so I find myself surprised by the discouragement … Continue reading »

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Reflections: After Obergefell

by Caitlin La Ruffa This article was originally published here as part of a First Things symposium. Well, we got the Roe v. Wade of marriage. As much as we’d been expecting it, it’s still surprisingly hard to swallow. Nonetheless, even … Continue reading »

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Love Can Wait: Who’s in?

by Caitlin La Ruffa As we await the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges in these final days, I am carried back to the day of the oral arguments just a few months ago. Supporters both of traditional marriage … Continue reading »

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