Jenet Jacob Erickson
Recent Articles by Jenet Jacob Erickson
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.
Published: Saturday, June 7, 2014 5:36 pm MDT
As same-sex marriages become more prevalent, so do conflicts with religious liberty.
Published: Saturday, May 10, 2014 2:15 pm MDT
In a hundred thousand small acts of care she literally forms the core of a child’s sense of worth. In spite of the popular belief that power is wielded through a “public voice,” it is the priv...