La Shawn Barber

La Shawn writes about culture, faith, and politics. Her work has appeared in the Christian Research Journal, Christianity Today, the Washington Examiner, and other publications

North Carolinians to vote for or against marriage

Marriage
by La Shawn Barber
Posted 5/02/12, 03:20 pm

Next Tuesday, North Carolina voters will decide for or against the following language:

"Constitutional amendment to provide that marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State."

If the voters who choose to protect marriage outnumber those who don't, the following will appear in the state constitution:

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Christians, aliens, foreigners, and strangers

Immigration
by La Shawn Barber
Posted 4/25/12, 04:25 pm

Today the United States Supreme Court heard arguments over whether Arizona (which borders Mexico) exceeded its authority when it passed Senate Bill 1070, which requires state and local law enforcement, among other things, to verify the citizenship status of anyone stopped, detained, or arrested if there is "reasonable suspicion" that the person is in the United States illegally and makes it a state crime for illegal aliens to work or seek work. (See Emily Belz's Web Extra report from Washington.)

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Shacking up

Marriage
by La Shawn Barber
Posted 4/18/12, 04:38 pm

The web is buzzing about an opinion article published by The New York Times last Saturday. "The Downside to Cohabitating Before Marriage" has been one of the most emailed and among the most viewed articles on the Times' website this week, although it contains nothing new or groundbreaking. It merely confirms what most know or suspect: Living together before marriage increases the risk of divorce.

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