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  • Princeton Prof: Transgenderism Not Scientific, ‘Superstitious Belief’

    05/16/2016 5:35:29 AM PDT · by detective · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 May 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D
    A noted Princeton University professor has attacked the very notion of transgenderism, saying that the belief “that a woman can be trapped inside a man’s body” is ludicrous and superstitious, with no basis in medical fact. Robert P. George, the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton, sent out a tweet late Sunday evening questioning the science behind the transgender movement, in reaction to the Obama administration’s threatening letter to educators mandating accommodation of gender-confused teenagers.
  • A Catholic Apology to Trump & His Voters

    03/17/2016 9:45:46 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 28 replies
    The Christian Review ^ | Mar 15, 2016 | Marjorie Murphy Campbell
    Posted By Marjorie Murphy Campbell on Mar 15, 2016 The God of Abraham asks us to turn our face outward to the world, recognising His image even in the people who are not in our image, whose faith is not mine, whose colour and culture are not mine, yet whose humanity is as God-given and consecrated as mine. ~Jonathan Sacks On March 7, 2016, prominent Catholics Robert P. George and George Weigel published in the National Review “An Appeal to Our Fellow Catholics” to “reject [Donald Trump’s] candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination.” As a fellow Catholic to whom this...
  • Robert George Home From Hospital, Thankful for 'Fervent Prayers

    12/15/2015 3:53:31 PM PST · by iowamark · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/15/2015 | Samuel Smith
    After being released from the hospital following a life-threatening heart complication, Princeton professor and religious freedom advocate Robert P. George took to Facebook Sunday night thank all those who prayed for him throughout his ordeal, as he now expects to have a swift recovery. George, who is the chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and also a conservative author, was hospitalized in New Jersey last Sunday after feeling pain in his abdomen. He was later diagnosed with a rare life-threatening tear on the inner layer of his aorta and was transferred to Weill Cornell Medical Center in...
  • Ted Cruz Talks to Robert P. George (Video) - Ted Cruz's Law Professor at Princeton

    11/30/2015 3:32:23 PM PST · by Isara · 19 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | November 30, 2015 | Shane Vander Hart
    If you are looking for a substantive interview (beyond what we offer of course) of presidential candidates be sure to check out “Candidate Conservations” on EWTN hosted by Robert P. George who is a Princeton Law Professor, the chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and founder of American Principles Project. His first episode that aired last night he spends almost an hour with U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).One interesting tidbit is that Cruz was a former student of George’s while he was at Princeton University.Even though the series is targeting Catholic voters most of the discussion is...
  • Half the Republican Field Seeks Advice From This Princeton Professor [Robert George]

    10/21/2015 9:43:41 AM PDT · by iowamark · 11 replies
    Bloomberg | 10/21/2015 | Melinda Henneberger
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  • Catholic Caucus: Four Things to Remember About the Pope’s Environment Letter

    01/08/2015 7:41:01 PM PST · by Coleus · 14 replies
    First Things ^ | 01.13.15 | Robert P. George
    So here we are waiting for Pope Francis to hand down his encyclical on our moral responsibility to care for the natural environment. Already there is lots of huffing and puffing, and ideological battle lines are being drawn. It seems that virtually nobody in the public media is interested in being taught by the Pope in his magisterial capacity. Instead, all the talk is about how the encyclical can or can’t be used to advance political agendas. Catholics who fear that the Pope is a secret (or perhaps not-so-secret) radical left-winger, are preemptively questioning the Pope’s authority as pope to address...
  • “Days of Comfortable Catholicism Are Over,” Says Princeton Professor

    05/14/2014 10:19:56 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Juicy Ecumenism ^ | 5/13/14 | Chelsen Vicari
    A call for Catholics’ bolder, more outspoken stance for the Gospel rang clear this morning at the 10th annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, an event drawing together Catholic clergy, lay leaders, non-profit organizations, and individuals to pray for the nation. Delivering an invigorating clarion call for unashamed and unwavering public witness for the religious liberty, marriage, and the sanctity of life was special guest, Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Intuitions at Princeton University. “The question each of us must face is this: Am I ashamed of the...
  • “I Don’t Think We Should be Tolerating Conservative Views”

    02/17/2014 9:17:30 AM PST · by SJackson · 46 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 17, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - - “I Don’t Think We Should be Tolerating Conservative Views”Posted By Daniel Greenfield On February 17, 2014 @ 10:09 am In The Point | No Comments Finally the left realizes that diversity is overrated… when it includes the right.9/11 Truther Cornel West and conservative Robert P. George visited Swarthmore. And you can guess which of these two men left-wing student activists had a problem with. Robert George ‘77 and Cornel West’s collection on Monday, hosted by the Institute for the Liberal Arts, culminated a campus-wide discussion on the meaning of discourse at Swarthmore. The Princeton...
  • Observers see gay agenda threatening religious freedom

    09/27/2011 2:45:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies · 1+ views
    cna ^ | September 27, 2011 | Kevin J. Jones
    Credit: National Organization for Marriage Denver, Colo., Sep 27, 2011 / 06:14 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Legalizing “gay marriage” is having major repercussions for religious freedom, according to observers of the latest developments.Princeton law professor Robert P. George cited the words of American Jewish Committee lawyer Marc Stern, who in 2006 said the conflict between religious liberty and same-sex marriage would be “a train wreck.”“That train wreck has now arrived in states that have redefined marriage or have created schemes of legal recognition for same-sex partnerships as the equivalent of marriage,” George told CNA.He cited incidents of religious adoption and foster care...
  • Obama on Marriage: Bigot or Liar?

    07/02/2010 2:01:53 AM PDT · by iowamark · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/30/2010 | Robert P. George
    Like Sherlock Holmes’s dog that didn’t bark in the night, liberals have been strangely silent about Obama’s comments on marriage. It has become a matter of orthodoxy among progressives that those who believe that marriage is properly defined as the union of one man and one woman are guilty of bigotry. There is a problem, however: Barack Obama has assured voters that he believes marriage to be the union of one man and one woman — not two men, two women, or some combination of more than two people. As Donald Trump rather pointedly noted after the Miss U.S.A. pageant,...
  • The Conservative-Christian Big Thinker

    12/21/2009 10:27:01 AM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies · 413+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 12/16/09 | David D. Kirkpatrick
    On a September afternoon, about 60 prominent Christians assembled in the library of the Metropolitan Club on the east side of Central Park. It was a gathering of unusual diversity and power. Many in attendance were conservative evangelicals like the born-again Watergate felon Chuck Colson, who helped initiate the meeting. Metropolitan Jonah, the primate of the Orthodox Church in America, was there as well. And so were more than half a dozen of this country’s most influential Roman Catholic bishops, including Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, Archbishop John Myers of Newark and Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia. At the...
  • The Conservative-Christian Big Thinker (Robert George)

    12/21/2009 2:36:31 AM PST · by iowamark · 13 replies · 689+ views
    NY Times ^ | 12/20/2009 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    On a September afternoon, about 60 prominent Christians assembled in the library of the Metropolitan Club on the east side of Central Park. It was a gathering of unusual diversity and power. Many in attendance were conservative evangelicals like the born-again Watergate felon Chuck Colson, who helped initiate the meeting. Metropolitan Jonah, the primate of the Orthodox Church in America, was there as well. And so were more than half a dozen of this country’s most influential Roman Catholic bishops... At the center of the event was Robert P. George, a Princeton University professor of jurisprudence and a Roman Catholic...
  • Religious leaders vow civil disobedience

    11/21/2009 5:12:09 AM PST · by markomalley · 133 replies · 4,196+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11/21/2009 | Julia Duin
    More than 150 leaders across a spectrum of conservative Christianity on Friday released a 4,700-word document vowing civil disobedience if they are forced to take part in "anti-life acts" or bless gay marriages. Called the "Manhattan Declaration," the six-page, single-spaced document was drafted by Prison Fellowship founder Charles Colson, an evangelical, and Princeton University professor Robert P. George, a Roman Catholic, and included a bevy of Catholic, Anglican and Orthodox bishops, archbishops and cardinals as signatories along with dozens of clergy and laity. Archbishop of Washington Donald W. Wuerl is one of the signatories. "Throughout the centuries, Christianity has taught...
  • What Obama Will Give the Left

    02/22/2009 8:21:53 AM PST · by GonzoII · 8 replies · 452+ views
    The Public Discourse ^ | February 20, 2009 | Robert P George
    published by:Public Discourse: Ethics, Law and the Common Good view article in original form What Obama Will Give the Leftby Robert George February 20, 2009 With political realities preventing Obama from satisfying his left-wing base on economic and foreign policy questions, look for Obama to give the left the barn on social issues. And expect him to do so in significant measure through the courts. On Monday, the Supreme Court will resume hearing cases as it begins the second half of its term. Concern over Justice Ginsburg’s recently-announced cancer has naturally led to speculation about the future of her seat...
  • Opinion: Robert P. George on 'Obama's Abortion Extremism'

    10/15/2008 4:04:08 PM PDT · by tcg · 27 replies · 828+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 10/16/08 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    Barack Obama is the most extreme pro-abortion candidate ever to seek the office of President of the United States. He is the most extreme pro-abortion member of the United States Senate. Indeed, he is the most extreme pro-abortion legislator ever to serve in either house of the United States Congress.Yet there are Catholics and Evangelicals-even self-identified pro-life Catholics and Evangelicals - who aggressively promote Obama's candidacy and even declare him the preferred candidate from the pro-life point of view. What is going on here? I have examined the arguments advanced by Obama's self-identified pro-life supporters, and they are spectacularly weak....
  • Pro-Life Bioethicist, Robert P. George, and students will be on the Glenn Beck show tonight 8/22

    08/22/2008 9:05:04 AM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies · 209+ views
    e-mail alert | 08-22-08
    I encourage you to watch the Glenn Beck Program this next Friday, August 22, at either 7 pm, 9 pm or midnight, Eastern Standard Time. The program will consist of an interview with four students and Prof. George to discuss the work that has been going on at Princeton over the last 10 years or so to create a climate that is more supportive for students interested in a college education that includes the development of moral convictions and practices. As you know Universities have years ago decided they are no longer going to instruct students on what is right...
  • Princeton Prof: Pro-abortion Catholics More Horrific than Clergy Sex Abuse

    08/13/2007 4:23:45 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 27 replies · 715+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/13/07 | Peter J. Smith
    UNITED STATES, August 13, 2007 ( - A Princeton professor has warned that the scandal of pro-abortion Catholics and its cover-up by bishops threatens more damage to the Catholic Church than the abhorrent scandal of pedophile priests hiding behind their Roman collars to perpetrate crimes against children.Robert George, a McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, writes in an article published in the ecumenical magazine First Things that, unlike the clergy sexual abuse scandal, the tolerated scandal of prominent anti-life Catholics continues to engender far more insidious effects upon society."Nothing undermines the cause of justice and cultural reform and...
  • Faithful Reason About Stem Cells

    06/24/2007 10:15:11 PM PDT · by Coleus · 12 replies · 479+ views
    First Things ^ | 06.07.07 | Ryan T. Anderson
    Two years ago, William Saletan—’s science reporter—compared the typical approaches of Jewish and Catholic thinkers to bioethical questions. “The Catholics were clear about what was moral and what wasn’t. The Jews were fuzzy.” He quoted Eric Cohen, a Jewish bioethicist, saying Jews ask lots of questions; and while Catholics may pose questions too, Catholics give answers. These answers weren’t coming from sources of revelation, but from science and reason. Catholics had a profound faith in reason, and in reason’s ability to answer profound questions of the day. Throughout the three-day conference I just attended, I witnessed a similar phenomenon.   Under...
  • Princeton prof: Stem cell debate must focus on life of embryo

    03/04/2007 3:25:21 PM PST · by Coleus · 5 replies · 330+ views
    Baptist Press ^ | 03.02.07 | David Roach
    Embryonic stem cell research is fundamentally wrong because it destroys human beings who deserve moral respect, Princeton University professor Robert P. George said recently in the Norton Lectures at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. George argued during the February lecture that embryonic stem cells may not be the cure-all that research advocates are proclaiming them to be. “The fact that there’s been a lot of hyping going on and that embryonic stem cells probably will not prove to be the therapeutic miracle that they have been hyped to be isn’t fundamentally the reason we should be opposed to the use of...

    11/24/2006 9:17:01 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 74 replies · 3,710+ views
    Steyn Online ^ | 27 Nov 2006 | Mark Steyn
    More and more, I wonder whether lefties mean it, any of it. Take Rosie O’Donnell. The other day, one of her co-hosts on “The View” was musing on current events and opined, “If you take radical Islam and you want to talk about what is going on there you have to…” And at this point Rosie interrupted. “One second. Radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam in a country like America where we have a separation of church and state.” Does she really believe that? That “radical Christianity” is “just as threatening” as “radical Islam”? These terms are...
  • Silver Lining, A reply to Lee Silver.

    10/21/2006 9:39:20 PM PDT · by Coleus · 1 replies · 306+ views
    National Review ^ | 10.19.06 | Patrick Lee & Robert P. George
    We thank Professor Silver for his response . On the basis of this exchange, we are confident that readers will be able to judge whether Professor Silver’s claim that human embryos are something other than what we say they are, namely, human beings in the earliest stage of their natural development, can withstand scrutiny in light of the findings of modern embryological science. Are Human Embryos Human Beings? Silver claims that while many people believe that human embryos are human beings, what sets us apart is that we contend that this is a matter of scientific fact, rather than a...
  • Snake Oil

    07/28/2004 6:06:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 720+ views
    NRO ^ | July 28, 2004 | Robert P. George
    Ron Reagan’s dishonest presentation. Ron Reagan's speech Tuesday night at the Democratic convention was breathtakingly irresponsible. For example, despite the fact that no one knows whether embryonic stem cells will ever be effective in curing Parkinson's disease or any other grave affliction, Ron Reagan virtually promised Parkinson's sufferers that embryonic stem cells will provide a cure for them in ten years or so. "Sound like magic?," he said. Welcome to the future of medicine." But Ron Reagan has no idea — no one does — whether this is the future of medicine. He is engaged in a campaign of outrageous...
  • Lecture at Columbia U.: "Embryo Ethics: The Moral Status of Nascent Human Life" by Robert P. George

    01/27/2006 12:38:10 PM PST · by Coleus · 12 replies · 408+ views
    "Embryo Ethics: The Moral Status of Nascent Human Life" Event: "Embryo Ethics: The Moral Status of Nascent Human Life"Robert P. George, Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University Date: February 1, 2006 Time: 8:00 PM   EST Location: St. Paul's ChapelColumbia UniversityManhattan Contact: For more information, contact St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia UniversityMap and DirectionsInformation The President's Council on Bioethics: Robert P. George, JD, D. Conservative Heavyweight: The Remarkable Mind of Robert P. George Department of Politics - Robert P. George Robert P. George - Online Resources Robert P. George on Stem Cells & Debate...
  • Scientific Breakthroughs

    07/06/2005 5:19:08 PM PDT · by Coleus · 29 replies · 951+ views
    Catholic Educator's Newsletter ^ | 07.06.05 | Robert P. George
    Scientific Breakthroughs    ROBERT P. GEORGE National Review Online Editor Kathryn Lopez recently asked Robert P. George, a member of the President's Council on Bioethics, to talk a little about the future of stem-cell research and some of the heated rhetoric surrounding the issue. Robert P. George In a recent Wall Street Journal opinion piece (registration required), Princeton's Robert P. George teamed up with Dr. Markus Grompe — "a professor of genetics at the Oregon Health and Science University, director of the Oregon Stem Cell Center and a member of the International Society for Stem Cell Research" — to herald...
  • “Always to Care, Never to Kill”

    03/22/2005 5:54:10 AM PST · by AliVeritas · 1 replies · 212+ views
    National Review Online ^ | March 21, 2005 | Q&A by NRO Staff
    National Review Online recently had a chance to talk to Robert P. George, the McCormick professor of jurisprudence at Princeton University and a member of the President's Council on Bioethics, about the Terri Schiavo case and the broader issue of assisted suicide. Professor George has published widely on law, ethics, and philosophy in books, scholarly journals, and, too rarely, in articles for NRO. He previously served as a presidential appointee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. National Review Online: How should we go about thinking about the circumstances under which it is morally permissible to refuse medical treatment? What...
  • Conservative Heavyweight: The Remarkable Mind of Robert P. George

    09/03/2003 12:55:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies · 1,206+ views
    Crisis ^ | September 1, 2003 | Anne Morse
    Professor Robert P. George is pacing around a Princeton auditorium before 200-plus undergraduates, preparing to wage an intellectual shock-and-awe campaign against illogical thinking. “Some politicians say that they’re ‘personally opposed’ to abortion, yet ‘pro-choice,’” says the 48-year-old professor of constitutional law and moral philosophy. “But we must ask: Is this a position that can survive the test of logical coherence? After all, if abortion is wrong, surely it is wrong because it is the unjust taking of the life of a developing human being.” He pauses to let that sink in and then launches another question: “And if one believes...
  • Freedom and Its Counterfeit

    08/23/2003 7:04:55 PM PDT · by Ahban · 4 replies · 560+ views
    Imprimis ^ | August 2003 | Robert P. George
                  August Imprimis Freedom and Its Counterfeit Robert P. George Robert P. George is the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and the Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. A graduate of Swarthmore College and Harvard Law School, he earned a doctorate in philosophy of law from Oxford University. He is a member of President Bush’s Council on Bioethics and served as a presidential appointee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights from 1993-1998. A former Judicial Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States,...
  • Freedom and Its Counterfeit

    08/19/2003 2:26:44 PM PDT · by harpu · 134+ views ^ | May 10, 2003 | Robert P. George
    Robert P. George delivered the following commencement address to the Hillsdale College Class of 2003 on May 10 in the George Roche Health Education and Sports Complex. Following the speech, he was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Science. - - - - - - - - - - It is a great honor to have the opportunity to address you this afternoon and to join the ranks of the honorary alumni of this eminent institution. To those who are graduating today, and to their families, I offer congratulations for all that you have achieved, and best wishes as you grasp...
  • Freedom and Its Counterfeit (Liberty vs License)

    08/16/2003 10:15:52 AM PDT · by jimkress · 16 replies · 340+ views
    Hillsdale College August 2003 Imprimis ^ | 5/10/03 | Robert P. George
    Freedom and Its Counterfeit It is a great honor to have the opportunity to address you this afternoon and to join the ranks of the honorary alumni of this eminent institution. To those who are graduating today, and to their families, I offer congratulations for all that you have achieved, and best wishes as you grasp the opportunities, and confront the challenges, now before you. The blessing of a Hillsdale College education – a true liberal arts education – has prepared you literally to take on the world. And ours is most assuredly a world in need of being taken...