Ruth Institute Podcast
Making Marriage Cool -- Standing up for Traditional Marriage
Divorce Rate Falling

(March 26, 2010) The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that the divorce rate is falling as the recession discourages couples from setting up separate households to deal with their differences.  Since economic hardship usually nudges the divorce rate up, Dr J finds this very interesting.

Direct download: Mar29_10.mp3
Category:divorce -- posted at: 7:45am PDT

HR 4806

(March 24, 2010) Adoption agencies are under fire--specifically, those whose beliefs won't permit them to place children with homosexual guardian(s).

Direct download: Mar25_10.mp3
Category:homosexual parenting -- posted at: 12:15pm PDT

This Just In: Some Homosexuals AREN'T Interested in Same-Sex Marriage

(March 16, 2009) Dr J and Todd Wilken meet to discuss the recent Washington Post article (also spotlighted on RuthBlog) on gay marriage--specifically, how some homosexuals (a) aren't interested in getting married, or (b) would like to see the whole institution abolished.  This after all the pretense that the homosexual community was unilaterally interested in expanding the definition of marriage.

Direct download: Mar17_10.mp3
Category:same-sex unions -- posted at: 7:25am PDT

Oklahoma considers proposals to lower its divorce rate

(March 9, 2010) The state of Oklahoma wants to lower its divorce rate, and its legislature is currently considering several ways to encourage couples to stay married (some of the solutions include preparation for marriage as well).  Is this a good thing?  When is it too much?  Dr J has some insights and examples of what other states have done.

Direct download: Mar15_10.mp3
Category:divorce -- posted at: 9:50am PDT

Free Speech: Denied!

(January 29, 2010) Dr J interviews attorneys for the Alliance Defense Fund about the students they represent when colleges prohibit certain types of free speech they deem "offensive."  Sounds innocuous, right?  Wrong--you won't believe the levels of censorship and intolerance practiced by some of the higher learning institutions here in the United States.

Direct download: Mar12_10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:00am PDT

Anti-Discrimination Laws and Homosexuality

(March 2, 2010) There's been a push for some time to add homosexuality to the list of "protected classes"--that is, to investigate the motives behind any wrongs committed against them and add other penalties to the punishment.  Dr J sheds some light on what this really means--and how it undermines the problem we're trying to solve.  Why are some humans more important and more protected than other humans?  And how will "symbolically" expanding the definition of a hate crime eliminate bullying, which ought to be addressed in any case?

Direct download: Mar05_10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:45am PDT