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Affluent Christian Investor | December 3, 2023

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AboutRobert George, Author at Affluent Christian Investor

Robert George

Robert George

Robert George is Chairman at United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, McCormick Professor of Juriprudence at Princeton University, Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, and author of Conscience and Its Enemies: Confronting the Dogmas of Liberal Secularism.

Posts By Robert George

June 17, 2020 |

White, Woke, Wealthy And Well-Policed

Princeton, New Jersey is a very liberal (in the sense of ideologically “progressive”) town. It’s a Woke town. And a largely White town. It’s a mostly Democrat town. It’s a town full of people who proclaim their support … Read More

February 5, 2020 |

Why We Lost the Battle for Marriage

In his deeply thoughtful commentary on the piece Ryan Anderson and I have out in USA Today, Rod Dreher says the following about the redefinition of marriage, the decline of sexual morality, and the … Read More

February 25, 2019 |

The Jussie Smollett Business

The Jussie Smollett business is sad and disturbing. It reflects the weaponization of victimhood in our culture. A good impulse—i.e., feeling for people who have suffered and trying to protect victims of injustice—is exploited and … Read More

January 17, 2018 |

Aziz Ansari and My Radical Sexual Idea

In view of this business about Aziz Ansari and what it tells us about the contemporary culture, I wish to re-propose my radical idea. Here it is:

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December 11, 2017 |

My Radical Sexual Idea

I have a radical idea–a kind of dream.

Let’s re-re-define marriage as the conjugal union of husband and wife–the unique form of relationship … Read More

September 25, 2017 |

It’s HuffPo, Not Conservatives Who Are Interested in Demi Lovato’s Sex Life

It’s actually the sexual liberationist left, not the moral conservatives, who obsess about, and take a prurient interest in, other people’s sexuality and private lives. Social conservatives are interested in understanding and defending valid moral and social norms connected to … Read More

September 22, 2017 |

The American Experiment Can Fail

This week I gave my first lecture for the semester in the course in Constitutional Interpretation at Princeton. I say “the” course, rather than “my” course, because it is not “mine” in the sense that other courses I teach are … Read More

September 21, 2017 |

President Trump, it Would be Immoral to Totally Destroy North Korea

My friend and frequent co-author Patrick Lee has an important message for Catholics and others who subscribe to historic Christian principles of morality, including those pertaining to the use of military force:

“I’m not sure how serious President Trump … Read More

September 19, 2017 |

No, Conservatives Are Not Saying Gays Can’t Marry

There’s an especially stupid “argument” one often hears according to which supporting the legal definition of marriage as the conjugal union of husband and wife is “telling people who they can and can’t marry.” Of course, a moment’s reflection … Read More

August 24, 2017 |

You Say You Would Have Been Anti-Slavery? Then Answer This Question

Undergraduates say the darndest things. When discussing the history of racial injustice, I frequently ask them what their position on slavery would have been had they been white and living in the South before abolition. Guess what? They all would … Read More

August 23, 2017 |

Time to Stop Exploiting Criminal Violence for Political Gain

Five police officers are murdered by racially motivated black extremist Micah Xavier Johnson in Dallas. Ideologues on the right see an opportunity to seize the moral high ground, work up their base, and use the crime to smear people … Read More

August 22, 2017 |

Why Are Conservatives Afraid to Call Out Anti-White Culture by Name?

Friends, we must take the rise of the alt-right and white nationalism seriously. Alas, it cannot merely be waved away as something so marginal as to pose no future threat. A bit of evidence for that arrived in my email … Read More

August 18, 2017 |

Do You Love Someone Enough to Tell Them the Truth?

For all I know there could be a religion out there somewhere that understands moral principles and obligations as detached from the well-being, fulfillment, and flourishing of human persons. Perhaps that religion proposes such principles and obligations as arbitrary (in … Read More

July 10, 2017 |

Sexual Liberationist Movement Won By Calling Dissenters Haters

The astonishing successes of the sexual liberationist movement, especially in the past two decades, and most especially in the last five years or so, have to a large extent been achieved by labeling anyone who dissents from the dogmas of … Read More

June 19, 2017 |

Trump Derangement Syndrome and Trump Defense Reflex

To the disappointment of many of my friends I was and am a Trump skeptic and a Trump critic. I have a low opinion of the man and his level of fitness for the office he holds. But he is … Read More

May 17, 2017 |

You Can Call a Transgendered Man ‘She’, But It Won’t Help Him

You can call the person who now goes by the name Cheslea Manning whatever you want. You can defiantly insist on referring to Manning as “she” (or even “they”). You can shake your fist. You can wave your arms. You … Read More

April 28, 2017 |

Advice From a Conservative Ivy League Prof to Graduating Seniors

Toward the end of each academic year, the senior class of Princeton University hosts “Last Lectures” in which members of the faculty are invited to give advice to the graduating seniors as they prepare to move on to graduate … Read More

April 6, 2017 |

Middlebury College: Where the True Faith is Kept

Parents, have you worked hard to bring up your children in Orthodox Liberalism?

Have you taught them the catechism as set forth in the editorials of the New York Times and defended at, the Daily Kos, and the Huffington … Read More

April 5, 2017 |

Why I Respect Pence for Following the Billy Graham Rule

I have avoided until now commenting on the controversy about Mike Pence’s observance of the Billy Graham Rule against dining alone with women other than his wife. Although I myself do not observe the rule, I understand why some … Read More

March 17, 2017 |

The Great Challenge of Civilization: Men and Women Together

I can’t say this often or forcefully enough:

Putting into place the framework of expectations and understandings that enables the two sexes to relate to each other in a constructive and cooperative manner is the great challenge for any … Read More

March 1, 2017 |

What I Learned About Dads Watching a Family at Mass

In church recently there was no one sitting right in front of me and a mom and dad and three kids sitting in the next pew ahead, directly in my field of view. The oldest child, a girl of … Read More

February 24, 2017 |

I Promised to Commend Trump When He Does Something Right, and This is Right

Boys don’t belong in girls’ shower rooms or locker rooms or on boys’ sports teams, and girls don’t belong in boys’ shower rooms or locker rooms or on boys’ sports teams, even if they are boys who … Read More

February 2, 2017 |

To My Fellow Trump Critics

You speak out against the lying. Good. I do too. I’m with you. But I’ve been speaking out against the lying for more than eight years. You remember the murder of our ambassador and others by what we were falsely … Read More

January 20, 2017 |

I Met Jesus Yesterday. He’s Black. And Has Cerebral Palsy.

I was driving home from a town in east central New Jersey where I had gone to exchange a hat I had purchased to get one that was a size larger. It was lunch time and for some reason … Read More

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