Recent Articles by Michael Erickson
Published: Thursday, February 4, 2016 6:00 pm MST
When Abraham Lincoln, a well-known teetotaler, addressed Springfield’s temperance society, he did not denounce drunkenness, but urged kindness and brotherly love.
Published: Sunday, January 17, 2016 6:00 pm MST
As we commemorate the Civil Rights movement today, Ruby Bridges’ example reminds us that ordinary Americans strengthened by faith are at the heart of extraordinary events.
Published: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 4:38 pm MDT
The World Congress of Families (WCF) will be held for the first time in the U.S. If you’re concerned about the “controversy” around the largest gathering of family scholars and leaders, come a...
Published: Saturday, October 3, 2015 9:12 pm MDT
The U.S. is one of only seven countries in the world — including China, North Korea and Vietnam — that permit abortions after 20 weeks. This policy is a reflection of American politics and media, no...
Published: Saturday, August 15, 2015 3:23 pm MDT
Abortion is a topic we would all prefer to avoid. But if we do not talk about it now, then when?
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 ...