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Making Marriage Cool -- Standing up for Traditional Marriage
Pastor Derek McCoy at Annapolis's Summer of Marriage rally

(July 21, 2010) Derek McCoy, pastor at Beltsville, Maryland's Hope Christian Church, was at Annapolis's "Summer of Marriage" rally with Dr J (see "It Takes a lot of Faith to Believe in Same-Sex Marriage"), where he emphasized the importance of traditional marriage and the value of the vote in its defense.

Direct download: Pastor_Derek_McCoy.mp3
Category:Summer of Marriage tour 2010 -- posted at: 9:34am PDT

Bishop Harry Jackson at Annapolis's Summer of Marriage rally

(July 21, 2010) Bishop Harry Jackson, pastor of Beltsville, Maryland's Hope Christian Church, was at Annapolis's "Summer of Marriage" rally with Dr J (see "It Takes a lot of Faith to Believe in Same-Sex Marriage"), where he emphasized the value of the vote in the defense of traditional marriage.

Direct download: Bishop_Harry_Jackson.mp3
Category:Summer of Marriage tour 2010 -- posted at: 9:25am PDT

Jim White at Trenton's Summer of Marriage rally

(July 20, 2010) Jim White, former Supreme Director of the Knights of Columbus, was also at Trenton's "Summer of Marriage" rally with Dr J (see "Why Not Privatize Marriage?"), where he advocated civic participation and the accountibility of public officials in the defense of marriage.

Direct download: Knights_of_Columbus.mp3
Category:Summer of Marriage tour 2010 -- posted at: 8:03am PDT

Bishop John Smith at Trenton's Summer of Marriage rally

(July 20, 2010) Bishop John Smith, the bishop of Trenton, New Jersey, was also at Trenton's "Summer of Marriage" rally with Dr J (see "Why Not Privatize Marriage?"), where he spoke in defense of traditional marriage and the complimentary differences between men and women.

Direct download: Bishop_John_Smith.mp3
Category:Summer of Marriage tour 2010 -- posted at: 7:29am PDT

NOM Summer Marriage Tour

(July 21, 2010) This podcast is a rebroadcast of Family New in Focus's coverage of NOM's bus stops in Rhode Island and Annapolis.  The original is available here.

Direct download: Jul24_10.mp3
Category:Summer of Marriage tour 2010 -- posted at: 12:57pm PDT

It Takes a lot of Faith to Believe in Same-Sex Marriage

(July 21, 2010) Though NOM's Summer Marriage Tour continues through August 15, Annapolis, Maryland is Dr J's last stop.  Her final talk is entitled "It Takes a lot of Faith to Believe in Same-Sex Marriage."

Direct download: Annapolis_MD.mp3
Category:Summer of Marriage tour 2010 -- posted at: 12:09pm PDT

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(July 20, 2010) Dr J updates Todd's listeners at Issues, Etc. on the progress of NOM's Summer Marriage Tour--especially the intolerance they experienced in Providence, Rhode Island when a well-organized group of same-sex "marriage" supporters tried to shout them down (as well as intimidating and threatening the listeners).  They also discuss a settlement in Mississippi, where a school student wants to bring a same-sex date to prom.

Direct download: Jul23_10.mp3
Category:Summer of Marriage tour 2010 -- posted at: 12:44pm PDT

Chris Plante & Brian Brown at Providence’s Summer of Marriage rally

(July 18, 2010) Chris Plante, president of NOM's Rhode Island Chapter, and Brian Brown, president of NOM, were also at Providence's "Summer of Marriage" rally with Dr J (see "Redefining Marriage Redefines Parenthood").  The shouting and chanting you hear are the rainbow protestors, who also attended the rally.  We also have a few other reports of how they tried to disrupt the rally (here, here, here & here, and here) as well as audio and video (here, here, here, and here).  Much of this is on our blog, too.

Direct download: Plante__Brown.mp3
Category:Summer of Marriage tour 2010 -- posted at: 11:03am PDT

Father John Codega at Providence's Summer of Marriage rally

(July 18, 2010) Father John Codega, advisory board member to Rhode Island's chapter of the National Organization for Marriage, was also at Providence's "Summer of Marriage" rally with Dr J (see "Redefining Marriage Redefines Parenthood").  The shouting and chanting you hear are the rainbow protestors, who also attended the rally.  We also have a few other reports of how they tried to disrupt the rally (here, here, here & here, and here) as well as audio and video (here, here, here, and here).  Much of this is also on our blog.

Direct download: Father_Codega.mp3
Category:Summer of Marriage tour 2010 -- posted at: 12:53pm PDT

Scott Spear at Providence's Summer of Marriage rally

(July 18, 2010) Scott Spear, advisory board member to Rhode Island's chapter of the National Organization for Marriage, was also at Providence's "Summer of Marriage" rally with Dr J (see "Redefining Marriage Redefines Parenthood").  The shouting and chanting you hear are the rainbow protestors, who also attended the rally.  We also have a few other reports of how they tried to disrupt the rally (here, here, here & here, and here) as well as audio and video (here, here, here, and here).  Much of this is also on our blog.

Direct download: Scott_Spear.mp3
Category:Summer of Marriage tour 2010 -- posted at: 12:31pm PDT

Why Not Privatize Marriage?

(July 20, 2010) NOM's Summer Marriage Tour is still going strong.  This segment comes to you from Trenton, New Jersey, where Dr J addressed the question, "Why not privatize marriage?"  It sounds good, but in her opinion, it won't last--tune in to find out why.

Direct download: Trenton_NJ.mp3
Category:Summer of Marriage tour 2010 -- posted at: 9:48am PDT

Redefining Marriage Redefines Parenthood

(July 18, 2010) From Providence, Rhode Island, Dr J continues her talk on the problems related to same-sex marriage and the redefinition of parenthood that results.  (NOM's Summer Marriage Tour bus schedule is available here.)  At several points during the talk you'll be able to hear the shouting and chanting of the rainbow protestors (intent on displaying their tolerance and acceptance for all to see, no doubt).

Direct download: Providence_RI.mp3
Category:Summer of Marriage tour 2010 -- posted at: 8:56am PDT

Children Deserve their Mothers and their Fathers

(July 17, 2010) NOM's Summer Marriage Tour continues, and this time Dr J is speaking from Albany on the problems related to same-sex marriage and the dissolution of the biological basis of the family.  (Here's the bus schedule--check it out to see if she'll be in your neck of the woods.)  During the talk, Dr J and her listeners found themselves completely (deliberately) surrounded by rainbow protesters.

Direct download: Albany_NY.mp3
Category:Summer of Marriage tour 2010 -- posted at: 2:24pm PDT

Interview with Karen Testerman

(July 15, 2010) Dr J interviews Karen Testerman, founder of the Cornerstone Foundation and New Hampshire gubernatorial candidate, on the same-sex marriage developments in in that state.

Direct download: Jul16_10.mp3
Category:same-sex unions -- posted at: 12:58pm PDT

Is it True that Same-Sex Marriage Affects Everyone?

(July 15, 2010) Dr J is on the NOM Summer Marriage Tour's New England leg--she'll be stopping at various cities in the area to address questions about marriage (in the form of a 10-minute talk) and meet listeners.  The second talk--delivered in Manchester, New Hampshire--answers the question "Is it true that same-sex marriage affects everyone?"  To see if she'll be in your area, check the bus schedule.

Direct download: Manchester_NH.mp3
Category:Summer of Marriage tour 2010 -- posted at: 3:00pm PDT

What is the Essential Purpose of Marriage?

(July 14, 2010) Dr J is on the NOM Summer Marriage Tour's New England leg--she'll be stopping at various cities in the area to address questions about marriage (in the form of a 10-minute talk) and meet listeners.  This first talk--delivered in Augusta, Maine--answers the question "What is the essential purpose of marriage?"  To see if she'll be in your area, check the bus schedule.

Direct download: Augusta_ME.mp3
Category:Summer of Marriage tour 2010 -- posted at: 3:00pm PDT

Defense of Marriage Act

(July 14, 2010) Dr J and Todd Wilken spend this segment of Issues, Etc discussing the recent Massachusetts judge's ruling overturning DoMA, the federal Defense of Marriage Act.  She also gives us an update on what's happening on the Summer Marriage Tour (in which she's participating), a project of the National Organization for Marriage.

Direct download: Jul14_10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:00pm PDT

Finding Lifelong Love in a Hookup World

(June 24, 2010) Dr J speaks at the National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers on the topic of same-sex marriage and why it has far-reaching implications for children in particular and society at large.

Direct download: Jul09_10.mp3
Category:same-sex unions -- posted at: 2:05pm PDT

"Breaking Up is Hard to Do, Unless Everyone Else is Doing it Too"

(July 6, 2010) Is divorce contagious?  Can it matter to your marriage if your friends are getting divorced?  According to a new study by Drs Rose McDermott, James H. Fowler, and Nicholas A. Christakis, the answer is yes.  Dr J has some insights into why this is so.

Direct download: Jul08_10.mp3
Category:divorce -- posted at: 10:20am PDT

Provincetown and Kiddie Condoms

(June 29, 2010) School nurses have been handing out condoms for years...but now in Massachusetts, they'll be giving them to elementary school children.  The "revised" policy (after considerable public and parental outcry) is to only give them to 5th and 6th graders.  Dr J has more details...

Direct download: Jul01_10.mp3
Category:contraception -- posted at: 10:15am PDT