#EpicFail: Illinois GOP Keeps Pat Brady As Chairman
Saturday afternoon the Illinois Republican state central committee meet in Tinley Park to decide that fate of embattled GOP chairman Pat Brady. Following the inability of the IL GOP to gain the Governors mansion in 2010 and the absolute shellacking Republicans in Illinois got in the 2012 election(losing 5 congressional seats and Democrats gaining super majorities in the state House and Senate) there was a | Read More »
Is America Under Judgment?
All that follows I will preface with, “I believe.” I am not attempting to establish theology for anyone or to declare that anyone who does not agree with me is a heretic. I am merely sharing my beliefs, grounded on study and prayer, since my opinion has been solicited on this topic more than once. Many Christians today bring every conversation back to, “Do you | Read More »
Supreme Court finds non-gay marriage, dog sniff right to privacy
Liberal trial lawyer Democrats, small government tea partier conservative Republicans, and U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices Scalia, Thomas, Kagan, Ginsburg and Sotomayor quietly found common civil liberties ground during gay marriage week. Observing the blanket press coverage of the recent week of oral arguments concerning California’s Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act before the nation’s highest court, one could be forgiven for | Read More »
Why Not Incest?
Jeremy Irons is making headlines for his hesitancy on gay marriage and whether it might lead to incestuous marital relationships if only to avoid estate taxes. Irons says, Could a father not marry his son? … It’s not incest between men. Incest is there to protect us from inbreeding, but men don’t breed… If that were so, then if I wanted to pass on my | Read More »
Brief and Direct: Is Marriage a Right or a Rite?
Another in an sporadic series of short commentaries on current events Marriage Equality? “Marriage Equality” is a recently-coined euphemism for “gay marriage,” which is itself a euphemism as well. Our tender psyches apparently don’t respond well to euphemisms that get too close to saying what they mean, especially in advocacy advertising. Still, it’s a great phrase that conveys exactly what its proponents want to convey–that | Read More »
Make Me A Doctor
Yes, today I announce to you that I should be a doctor. No, I have not obtained my license to practice. No, I have not graduated from medical school. No, I have not completed my residency. No, I have not even attended medical school. But, I do so want to be a doctor. And who are you to judge me? Who are you to prevent | Read More »
A Response To “The One Minute Rational Argument For Gay Marriage”
Here’s my analysis of and response to something that was in my Facebook news feed, via Capitalism Magazine: Marriage has been defined as heterosexual only because of religion. Period. Incorrect. Biology may have a little something to do with it, too, you know. In other words, marriage has been defined as heterosexual because marriage is fundamentally about procreation, and since only heterosexual couples can procreate, marriage | Read More »
Yes, Let’s Keep Government Out of Marriage
Last week at RedState, we spent a lot of time focusing on politics from a faith perspective because it was Holy Week. Throughout the week, many people who support gay marriage lambasted me and others that Christians were just trying to use government to legislate marriage or morality.But I agree that we should keep the government out of marriage.Last I checked, George and Martha Washington | Read More »
You Will Be Made to Care
Much has been said about this post, including a good bit of heat toward me for putting on the front.There is much that could be said. I disagree with a lot of the theology.In particular, I disagree with this: Is Homosexuality a Sin? I. Do. Not. Care. Luke 10 tells the story of a legal expert who queried Jesus about what was required to inherit | Read More »
Christ in a Karmic Age
“Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself.” – Confucius Every religion and philosophy has a version of the Golden Rule. Until Christ showed up on the scene two thousand years ago, the rule was almost always expressed in the negative — do not do to others what you do not want them to do to you. It is, if you will | Read More »
Marriage, Same Sex or Otherwise, Isn’t A Right
It has been interesting to hear the arguments being made in support of same sex marriage these last few days as the Supreme Court heard oral arguments concerning California’s proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act(DOMA). There has been a social media campaign on this subject with supporters of redefining the word marriage changing their profile pictures to an equal sign or the | Read More »
Kagan ’09: ‘There is No Federal Constitutional Right to Same-Sex Marriage’
Let’s take a stroll down memory lane. It’s 2009, and Elena Kagan is answering questions during her confirmation hearing for the position of Solicitor General within the Obama administration. According to William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection, who posted this piece on March 25, this is what she had to say about gay marriage: 1. As Solicitor General, you would be charged with defending the Defense of Marriage Act. | Read More »
Christians Side With Mammon. Mammon Sided with Barabbas.
No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. Matthew 6:24 1,980 years ago tomorrow, the world put God on trial. When offered a choice, the world surrendered up God to be tortured, crucified, and killed and asked that | Read More »
Observations on the First Gay Marriage Case
Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of Hollingsworth, et. al., v Perry- the Proposition 8 gay marriage case. As the press has reported, the scene outside the Court was one of a circus with plenty of rainbows and plenty of cross-dressing gay people and their supporters. Leaving aside the visuals, the tone of the argument was one of concern that the | Read More »
The Silver Lining
There are many, many people denying that gay marriage and religious freedom are incompatible. Many of those who deny it are, in fact, hostile to religious freedom to begin with or, when the fight becomes more clear, will be against the church. That is a silver lining in the gay marriage fight. Many pastors in America who long ago decided they didn’t want the state | Read More »