Family North Carolina

Spring 2012


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About This Issue

AT ISSUE: Historic Opportunities

The 2012 Primary Election in North Carolina is now mere weeks away. This primary will be monumentally historic for both our State and our Nation. North Carolinians will make a decision to either stand for the preservation of society’s most basic and necessary institution—the family—or to succumb to the pressures of an increasingly secular society […] READ MORE

Feature Story

The Changing Definition of Parenthood

A Letter To My Father. Who are you? I ask myself this question every time I catch a glance of my reflection in the morning … I fear for what the future holds and wonder if I will receive [sp] any slight information about you READ MORE

Spotlight Story

Playing to Lose

Gambling is a business based on people losing money. Warren Buffett, widely regarded as one of the most successful investors in the world, has described gambling as “a tax on ignorance.” Increasingly, across the country, state governments have legalized gambling on lotteries and in casinos without much thought to the negative impacts. Thirty years ago, […] READ MORE

Spotlight Story

General Assembly Preview

On Wednesday May 16, legislators return to Raleigh to convene the traditional 2012 Short Session of the General Assembly, just one week after North Carolinians will head to the polls to cast their ballots in the May 8 Primary Election. In many ways, the events of May 8 will serve to set the stage and […] READ MORE

Spotlight Story

The Marriage Protection Amendment

On May 8, 2012, after an eightyear legislative battle, the people of North Carolina will finally have the opportunity to vote on a constitutional amendment preserving the institution of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The Marriage Protection Amendment (MPA) vote will determine whether to add the following provision to the […] READ MORE

Spotlight Story

Evil Silence

In 2006, near Miami, Florida, unlicensed healthcare workers at an abortion clinic performed a late-term abortion that resulted in the delivery of a live 23-week old baby girl. When they saw the baby struggling to breathe, the abortion workers stuffed the infant into a garbage bag and stashed her on the roof. In 2009, a […] READ MORE

Spotlight Story

The Case for Marriage

Meanings often change with times. The meaning of a word changes when people use it in a new and different way. Take the word, “gay.” Fifty years ago, if a man told you he was gay, it would mean something quite different than what it means to people today. That is because how people use […] READ MORE

Commentary from the president

Vote For Marriage On May 8

A good friend said to me, “I’m having a hard time getting my head around this whole Marriage Amendment issue. Who would believe that we would ever be considering such a thing as same-sex ‘marriage’ and an amendment to the Constitution to prevent it?” I couldn’t agree more, but the fact is, on May 8, […] READ MORE