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  • WebMemo posted January 16, 2009 by Ryan Messmore, D.Phil. Religious Freedom Day: A Timely Reminder

    Since 1993, the President has annually proclaimed January 16 "Religious Freedom Day" This commemoration marks the passage on January 16, 1786, of a significant document authored by Thomas Jefferson: the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom. The 2009 proclamation by President Bush encourages all Americans to "reflect on the great blessing of religious liberty"…

  • WebMemo on July 9, 2004 Statement by Five Dutch Social Science Professors on the Deterioration of Marriage in the Netherlands

    From Reformatorisch Dagblad, July 8, 2004 (original) At a time when parliaments around the world are debating the issue of same-sex marriage, as Dutch scholars we would like to draw attention to the state of marriage in the Netherlands. The undersigned represent various academic disciplines in which marriage is an object of study. Through this letter, we…

  • WebMemo on July 9, 2004 Social Science and Same-Sex Marriage: Translations from the Netherland's Reformatorisch Dagblad

    On July 8, 2004, the Dutch newspaper Reformatorisch Dagblad published a statement by five Dutch social scientists on the deterioration of marriage in the Netherlands following the legalization of same-sex marriage, as well as an article on the statement and an interview with two of its authors. The Heritage Foundation is pleased to offer English translations of these…

  • WebMemo on July 9, 2004 Academics Raise the Alarm Over Marriage

    From Reformatorisch Dagblad, July 8, 2004 (original) THE HAGUE -- In an open letter to this newspaper, five academics raise the alarm over the deteriorating state of marriage in the Netherlands. "People seem to attach less and less importance to marriage. More people are having children out of wedlock, even though marriage is the best setting for successfully raising a…

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