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  • National Post The key to a successful culture? Monogamy Wednesday January 20th, 2016
    We may reasonably infer from the fact that the Biblical Garden of Eden was presided over by one man and one woman that the Hebrew God considered monogamy the norm between the sexes. Yet Abraham and his descendants practiced polygamy, the default marriage paradigm for 75 per cent of all recorded human cultures. We have Athens and Jesus to thank for monogamy as the marriage para...
  • National Post Obama should not be promoting single-parent families Wednesday June 13th, 2012
    In 2008, while on the presidential campaign trail, Barack Obama’s Father’s Day message was: “[Black fathers] have abandoned their responsibilities, acting like boys instead of men, and the foundations of our families are weaker because of it.” Such a public acknowledgment of African-Americans’ cultural plight was a courageous act of leadership. It raised hop...
  • National Post Barbara Kay on gay marriage: Beware the sitcom sociologist Wednesday May 16th, 2012
    Nobody doubts the sincerity of Barack Obama’s recent gay-marriage endorsement. But this usually cautious politician’s definitive self-outing is politically puzzling. After all, ordinary American blacks, Obama’s most loyal constituency, are just as opposed to gay marriage as white religious conservatives. Why take the chance of losing votes? Gay marriage’s principa...
  • National Post The life of Witness Four Friday January 28th, 2011
    Barbara Kay, National Post · Friday, Jan. 28, 2011 At a recent government hearing called to test Canada's rarely enforced anti-polygamy laws, "Witness number Four," a 24-year-old Bountiful, B.C. Mormon from Hildale, Utah -- married off to a much older man, chosen for her at the age of 17 -- spoke glowingly in favour of polygamy, painting a picture of sweet h...
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