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By Tom Quiner
Ryan Anderson is young, smart, and articulate.
This Heritage Foundation Fellow is one of the best spokesman on the scene for making the case for traditional marriage. Even though he is Roman Catholic, he makes his case with secular arguments.
He never lets his feathers get ruffled, even when his opponents turn nasty, which they do. The political Left in this country hates him.
The Washington Post ran a balanced profile piece on Mr. Anderson, which someone linked to his alma mater’s Facebook Page. You can guess what happened. Someone complained, since Anderson opposes so-called gay marriage. The head of the school quickly took down the link, with this comment:
“As many of you know, earlier today we posted a Washington Post article profiling a Friends School alumnus who is a prominent national legal advocate opposing same-sex marriage. At 5:45 this evening, I removed that post from this page. I will be posting a more detailed explanation of why I have chosen to do so later this evening.
I regret that by highlighting this article, we have caused pain to many members of our community, first and foremost, to our students. We have no greater responsibility than to continually strive to create a safe, nurturing environment for all the children in our care, and it is clear to me that leaving this article in place on our Facebook page is counter to that goal.” – Matt Micciche
What a bunch of cry babies. “Safe” means that liberals fear dissent, because they don’t have the logic and reasoning to support their positions.
Watch the clip above to hear Ryan Anderson’s reasoned arguments for traditional marriage.
Anderson’s recent work at Heritage Foundation focuses on the constitutional questions surrounding same-sex “marriage.” He is the co-author with Princeton’s Robert P. George and Sherif Girgis of the acclaimed book “What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense” (Encounter Books, December 2012). Justice Samuel Alito cited the book twice in his dissenting opinion in the Supreme Court case involving the Defense of Marriage Act. The three also co-wrote the article “What is Marriage?” in the winter 2011 issue of Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy.
His work has been featured in or published by major newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Washington Examiner, National Review, Weekly Standard and Christianity Today.
Anderson received his bachelor of arts degree from Princeton University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude. He earned his doctoral degree in political philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, where he received his master’s degree. Anderson, a Catholic, who was born in Baltimore, Md., currently resides in Washington, D.C.