Monthly Archives: July 2014

Six Doctrines of Freedom

There is a truism in some religious circles: Teaching doctrine changes behavior better than teaching behavior changes behavior. My business at Sutherland Institute is to teach freedom and Ive long believed that freedom has doctrines just like a religion.

So here is my attempt to share with you some doctrines of freedom.

First, freedom has context.

Second, freedom requires a conscious choice to place family at the center of society.

Third, a culture of marriage is vital to freedom.

Fourth, freedom requires citizens to elevate civil society. read more

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World Congress of Families is not a hate group

On Aug. 15, 2012, Floyd Corkins walked into the Washington, D.C., office of the Family Research Council armed with a handgun, intent on killing staff. Fortunately, the security guard he shot was able to disarm Corkins before he hurt any others. The gunman was upset with the Family Research Council’s pro-family politics. As it turns out, the council was listed in 2010 as a “hate group” for its pro-family politics by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), and Corkins told the FBI he went to the SPLC website to find “anti-gay groups” he could target. read more

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