Recent Articles by Michael 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: Sunday, July 19, 2015 9:24 pm MDT
Obergefell v. Hodges is a Supreme Court case about who decides what constitutes “marriage.” It intersects two of America’s most profound institutions — marriage and republican government...
Published: Sunday, May 3, 2015 11:18 pm MDT
A century and a half ago, America paid its post-Civil War respects to assassinated President Abraham Lincoln, who was credited for not only saving a nation but a race as well. He in turn redirected the honor 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: 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: Saturday, June 7, 2014 5:36 pm MDT
As same-sex marriages become more prevalent, so do conflicts with religious liberty.