Today, Alana S. Newman, an official blogger, posted the following on the organization's FamilyScholars blog:
Reproductive PredatorsIronically, this has come at a time when the organization claims to be striving for civil discourse. By the way, this piece gets worse
This morning, Public Discourse published an essay of mine illustrating how since sex and reproduction have been separated, and technologies like IVF have lead to the popularization of donor eggs and gestational surrogacy, new predators are now targeting women for their reproductive capacities. Namely, infertile women and gay men. The piece is provocative, but when reproduction through legitimate, consensual sex is not possible, infertile women and gay men, like the heterosexual male sexual predators before them, may face the dilemma of using force, monetary incentives, or facing extinction.
For the record, Public Discourse is the blog of Witherspoon Institute which is an Opus Dei organization co-founded by Robert George. There's nothing inherently wrong with that but it does have a particular slant. It's where Maggie Gallagher goes when she wants to publish some anti-gay thesis without critical intervention.
It's hard to take Institute for American Values seriously when it allows for incendiary pieces like this to be published on their blog. It is homophobic and offensive.