Editor Casey Published in The Purple Elephant

Young Voices Editor Casey Given was published in The Purple Elephant about gay rights and the Catholic Church.

Last month, The Advocate sparked a discussion among the gay community by bestowing its Person of the Year title on Pope Francis “for persuading hearts and minds in opening to LGBT people.” Supporters of the Advocate’s choice point to his now famous question last July, “If someone is gay and seeks the Lord with good will, who am I to judge?” Opponents such as The Huffington Post’s Gay Voices editor-at-large Michaelangelo Signorile point to homophobic statements Francis made as the former Archbishop of Buenos Aires calling gay marriage the work of the devil and “a destructive attack on God’s plan.”

Unfortunately, much of the commentary both pro and con has ignored how exactly the Church perceives homosexuality. In the context of Catholic dogma, the new Pope’s statements are far less groundbreaking than they initially seem. Rather, they conform to decades of Church teachings. As a former Catholic schoolboy, I present to you the good, the bad, and the ugly of gay rights in the Church.

Read the rest of the piece here.

If you’d like to speak with or book Casey or any of our Advocates, please contact Young Voices now.

Advocate Rachel’s Forbes Post Covered by Jezebel

Young Voices Associate Rachel Burger‘s latest Forbes piece, The American Economy, Not Feminism, is What’s “Ruining” Masculinity, was covered by Jezebel.

Via Forbes, libertarian thinker and blogger Rachel Burger makes the compelling argument that the reason boys have fallen behind girls at almost every level of education, and the reason that young childless urban women with college degrees outearn their male counterparts, and the reason that MEN ARE ENDING isn’t because big mean feminists used all the power they stole from men in the 1970’s to hairy armpit and henpeck them into fey submission. It’s because we live in a capitalist society, and the capitalist economy that men of the twentieth century built and profited from also profited from shipping jobs that require traditionally “masculine” qualities overseas.

Read the entire Jezebel piece here.

If you’d like to speak with Rachel or any of our other Advocates, please contact Young Voices today.

Advocate Rachel’s Forbes Post Covered by The Blaze

Young Voices Associate Rachel Burger‘s latest Forbes piece, The American Economy, Not Feminism, is What’s “Ruining” Masculinity, was covered by The Blaze.

Rachel Burger, the author of the opinion piece and Young Voices Advocate, has some advice for males too, arguing that “If men want to pursue their roles as providers and achievers, they’re going to have to woman up.”

According to the Forbes contributor, in the new economy in which jobs requiring physical skill are no longer in demand, men are going to need to learn how to “play nice,” and will only succeed with improved “social intelligence.” Further, the author advocates that boys “learn to express themselves,” to “take on more traditionally feminine traits” to succeed.

If you’d like to speak with Rachel or any of our other Advocates, please contact Young Voices today.