Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

Remember when we told you that if marriage was ever redefined it would have implications on religious freedom? That truth has hit home in Kentucky last week when Family Court Judge Mitchell Nance resigned his judgeship. Earlier this year, Nance announced that he would recuse himself from cases involving gay adoption. He said he couldn't place children in homosexual-parented households because it violated his conscience and religious conviction that children deserve to have both a mother and father. That view is now on the society's margins. Now Nance faces possible punishment from the Judicial Conduct Commission. A society with no room for conscience is dangerous. And a society that no longer recognizes that children deserve both a mother and father doesn't have much of a future.