If We Conceded Gay Marriage, What Then?
Well, there they go again. I like to paraphrase Ronald Reagan and try to figure out how he’d respond to certain liberal arguments. Yet another English teacher has written a letter to one of the local papers here in Vermont, using somewhat tortured logic to make a constitutional argument for the gay marriage bill. How might Reagan respond? With patience. That in mind, I’ll do | Read More »
Gay Marriage in Yet Another State
A sin is something we do, and repeatedly do, when we give up on ourselves. Gay marriage is about men giving up on women. And women giving up on men. In a sense, isn’t that what divorce is? By giving in to our tendencies to give up, we put all our social institutions in danger, not just the institution of marriage. Governor Jim Douglas, Republican | Read More »
The Libertarian Variation
Anyone familiar with the lineaments of the debate over same sex marriage will have encountered what we might call the Libertarian Variation. This is the view that all the commotion surrounding this dispute could be avoided if only we could persuade the state to have done with marriage altogether, leaving it a strictly private affair. Most commonly the it will be advanced with a kind | Read More »
Liberals I thought we were supposed to be tolerant
But it is clear to me, at least for the homosexual community, that tolerance only extends so far as you are in agreement with them. Should you dare to oppose their view you are set upon just as the Reverend Rick Warren was set upon when Barack Obama chose him to give the opening prayer. I haven’t heard any tolerance from the homosexual community concerning | Read More »
Did New York Dems Throw Gays Under the Bus?
I’ve written several times about the soap opera in New York, where Democrats secured a majority in the Senate, but were prevented from taking control of the body by several dissidents. Most notably, Democratic State Senator Ruben Diaz — a Pentecostal Minister — refused to go along with the Democratic leadership without a promise that gay marriage would not come to the floor for a | Read More »
Moonbeam’s At It Again
Moonbeam’s at it again. California Attorney General Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown is working to fudge the California Constitution to fit his politics. At first, he said he’d follow the state’s Constitution and the will of the voters. Then he discovered the “Declaration of Rights” clause in it. Proposition 8, he has declared, is a violation of “fundamental rights.” Okay, well what about the fundamental rights of | Read More »
Gay Marriage Causes Democratic Civil War in NY
I’ve written before on the dispute over gay marriage in the state of New York, which has prevented Democrats from asserting control over the State Senate for the first time in 43 years. A quick summary: while Democrats won a majority of Senate seats on election day, several Democratic Senators initially refused to support their leader — Malcolm Smith — for the post of Senate | Read More »
Will Gay Marriage Cost Dems the NY Senate?
Since election day, a great deal of attention has been focused on California, and the rifts exposed among Democrats by Proposition 8. Supporters of gay marriage have attacked several groups — including African Americans who traditionally vote Democratic — because they supported traditional marriage. But while California provides an interesting demonstration of Democratic divisions over gay marriage, it is not the only one. We should | Read More »
The Gay Reich Movement Strikes Again
You know, there is nothing wrong with a protest. There is nothing wrong with a boycott. But hounding people out of work, harassing people who refuse to go along with the boycott, etc. crosses a line that should not be crossed. In the latest escapade of the gay reich movement, the Los Angeles Times chronicles the fall of El Coyote. The Times notes Margie Christoffersen | Read More »
Jon Meacham’s Profound Cowardice and Jackassery
I should leave the Newsweek hit job as I left it, but I think more needs to be said about Jon Meacham’s column. Meacham is the Editor of Newsweek and his column shows a profound disrespect for people of faith and a great amount of cowardice. Let’s deal with it. Meacham writes No matter what one thinks about gay rights—for, against or somewhere in between | Read More »
Newsweek Joins the Gay Reich Movement. Declares War on the Bible
Geez, now I’m embarrassed to have ever been profiled in the magazine. If you thought they were maintaining a notion of fair, independent journalism when they turned into an opinion rag advocating global warming, get a load of their new issue. It tries to use the Bible as justification for gay marriage. And in doing so, Newsweek’s editor opens with this wonderfully humorous editorial note: | Read More »
I’ve Got Rights!
“I’ve got rights” is now one of the most commonly heard phrases in America. Don’t like your co-workers perfume? Under a new lawsuit, you may soon have the right not to smell it. Want to quit bathing? Soon, your employer may have to accept your grooming habits as long as you claim that BO and shaggy hair are part of your religion. After | Read More »
Gay Rights Proponents Act Like the Third Reich
Yes, I know about Goodwin’s law, but comparing gay rights activists to the Nazis is fitting. They’ve gone from being persecuted to persecuting. Of course, they’ll say it is all in the fight for their civil rights — much like the Nazis needed to go after people to make things right. See here.Wireless providers and Capitol Hill Democrats are calling for CTIA President Steve Largent’s | Read More »
Pro-Prop 8 petition
I’m sure all of you know about the hoopla over Prop 8 in California. As a Californian, I dutifully supported it. Now that Prop 8 has passed, though, its opponents still won’t rest. They’re protesting all over the country, and their lawyers have taken it to the courts, trying to find some activist judge who’ll go along with their agenda.Without a doubt, the California Supreme | Read More »
The California Supreme Court visits the Pottery Barn (revised)
Some of those who have been following the Propostion 8 drama may be puzzled as to why the California Supreme Court is reviewing the legitimacy of a Constitutional amendment or what grounds that may have to do so.First, by taking this case now, the California Supreme Court avoids months or years of uncertainty as cases wend their way through the lower courts, since whatever they | Read More »