What Actually Comes Next
Less than forty-eight hours after King Anthony sovereignly provided new theology for our secular, civil religion, the left is now publicly calling for the abolition of tax-exempt status for religious non-profits and churches. It will come. It has to come. If gay marriage is a fundamental right under the equal protection clause, it is going to trump a lot of the first amendment. As Chief | Read More »
Oh Brave New World
Texas’s Attorney General Ken Paxton has released a letter with guidance that I suspect we will see around the country. The question is whether county clerks, county employees, justices of the peace, etc. must be compelled to issue a license for a gay marriage. The answer, as it should be, is no dependent on facts. If there are others in the office who can do | Read More »
CNN mistakes dildo flag for ISIS flag
Via New York Magazine: Lucy Pawle, a CNN International editor who was passing the parade on her way home, was shocked to see one of the revelers, “this man, quite distinctive from the rest of the crowd,” waving “a very bad mimicry” of the black and white ISIS flag. She pointed out that while it was “clearly not Arabic,” and indeed looked like it could | Read More »
They Went To Their Pulpits With a Mission Today
I expected that most evangelical pastors across America today would ignore Friday’s ruling on marriage. I’m delighted to say I appear to be wrong. Based on a ton of feedback from across the nation and conversations with a lot of evangelical leaders, it appears pastors went to their pulpits with a mission today. Across the nation, they made sure congregants knew that churches were more | Read More »
The Washington Free Beacon inadvertently narcs out school pepper smuggling rings.
That’s… not a euphemism. The kids are smuggling pepper and salt into the schools, and selling it.
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Greece: the remarkably important looming financial crisis you’re not hearing about.
Greece is a mess, it may be about to become a hot mess, and I don’t expect the administration to much more than dribble a little about it.
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Obergefell and the roadmap to drive Christianity from the public square
The Supreme Court decision Friday making homosexual marriage not only legal but giving it a status superior to heterosexual marriage* was ominous (never mind that the lead defendant’s name sounded like a rank in the Wehrmacht). In his majority opinion, one which cavalierly overthrew well over 6,000 years of human history in the service of Kennedy’s vigorously, if vicariously, twitching nether regions, Kennedy laid out a | Read More »
The New Plan to Defeat ISIS
I suppose it had to happen. Legalizing and making mandatory the celebration of homosexual marriage has been touted as the cure for everything from a sagging economy to boils on the ass. Many on our own side are happy because now we can get on with the real issues. I’m still not sure what those issues are or why it was necessary to destroy Western | Read More »
Dear @GOP, Please Do Not Sanction a Univision Debate [UPDATED]
UPDATE: The RNC has assured me that Univision will not have a debate. Univision wants to have a forum of the Republican candidates. For the reasons below, I would ask that the Republican National Committee refuse to sanction that forum under the candidate debate rules. First, Univision missed the boat. They never submitted a proposal to host a debate like all the other networks. That’s | Read More »
From the Mailbag: #LoveWins edition
So I got a great email today from the tolerant, loving, progressive left: From: thad rueter <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: You and what army? Date: June 26, 2015 at 1:31:49 PM EDT To: [Me] I got a giggle out of your call for civil disobedience because you and the other cavemen get the vapors about gay citizens having civil rights. Bring it Can’t you just feel the | Read More »
Obergefell Reaches the Right Result via the Wrong Process
For understandable reasons, most of my fellow front pagers at RedState are opposed to same sex marriage in principle, and are thus dismayed by today’s Supreme Court opinion in Obergefell. For reasons I have set forth before here, I’m in favor of same sex marriage in principle, but I am equally or more dismayed by what the Supreme Court has done today. Many, many shortsighted people who | Read More »
John Roberts: The Justice Republicans Deserve
By now, we all know about how the Supreme Court ruled on King v. Burwell. Chief Justice John Roberts has twice shredded the Constitution in order to protect Obamacare, and this one is arguably the worse of the two rulings. It is obvious now that Roberts has fully surrendered to the Left by abandoning any pretense the words mean what they plainly say, a notion | Read More »
The Supremes Decide
The United States Supreme Court has ruled that gay marriage is a right. Ironically, Chief Justice Roberts, who yesterday decided words do not really mean what they say in laws, penned a stinging dissent that the constitution’s words no longer mean anything. There were a number of conservatives, particularly evangelicals, who had somehow convinced themselves this day would never come. Some of us might have | Read More »
It’s time for Civil Disobedience
In a 5-4 split, the Supreme Court today declared war on Christians. Justice Kennedy, writing for the court, held that “The Fourteenth Amendment requires a State to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-State.” Having taken this decision out of the | Read More »