Jenet Jacob Erickson
Recent Articles by Jenet Jacob Erickson
Published: Saturday, July 25, 2015 11:39 pm MDT
Unless overruled, divisive decisions like Obergefell v. Hodges should be followed out of respect for rule of law. But as a matter of moral opinion, it is just that, opinion.
Published: Saturday, May 9, 2015 10:40 pm MDT
Motherhood is not defined by number of children, nor is its power and influence limited to one’s own children. Rather, its legacy is “small things done with great love,” to nurture dignity an...
SB296’s spirit of compromise: 10 scenarios where SB296 balances safeguards for LGBT with religious liberties
Published: Saturday, March 7, 2015 10:31 pm MST
Senate Bill 296 balances safeguards for LGBT people in housing and employment with religious liberty protections for people of faith. In support of SB296, we offer our observations about how it fairly applies t...
Published: Saturday, February 14, 2015 9:28 pm MST
LGBT should not fear reprisals for publicly acknowledging their legal relationships. But neither should the religious fear reprisals for acknowledging their beliefs and acting according to conscience. Fairness ...
Published: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 10:14 pm MST
In our pluralistic society, religious freedom is not just one policy among many; it is the foundation of the liberties we enjoy as Americans. It is our first freedom.
Published: Monday, December 29, 2014 7:21 pm MST
We need children because we need to be changed. We need what nurturing them teaches us, what it reveals to us about ourselves and the change that it invites in us.
Published: Thursday, October 30, 2014 7:44 pm MDT
Our personal experiences have convinced us children need, as much as possible, a father and a mother. There are differences between being raised by a father and a mother or by two fathers or two mothers, and we...
Published: Saturday, July 12, 2014 3:10 pm MDT
As society’s “bedrock” institution, marriage unites children to their fathers and mothers, making marriage, across culture and time, universally a gendered institution.
Published: Saturday, June 28, 2014 9:46 pm MDT
As Utah prepares to appeal the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision invalidating Utah’s Amendment 3, there are important aspects of Wednesday’s ruling worth considering before the case...
Published: Monday, June 16, 2014 4:39 pm MDT
Dads truly matter. As fathers commit their lives to their children, they build something in their children no other can do in the same way. And it makes all the difference.