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Michael Brendan Dougherty (The Slurve, The Week) and Daniel McCarthy (The American Conservative)

On Washington Squares, Michael and Daniel discuss the dilemma that same-sex marriage presents to conservatives. Daniel lays out how civil equality has replaced religious virtue as the basis for marriage. Has gay marriage exposed a philosophical conflict between liberalism and democracy? Daniel counsels Christians to focus on preserving their way of life rather than seeking political power. The discussion then turns to the presidential election and the choice facing anti-war conservatives. Finally, the two discuss how to build effective conservative institutions in Washington.

Recorded:May 12    Posted:May 13, 2012
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Washington Squares | May 13, 2012 | Michael Brendan Dougherty & Daniel McCarthy

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