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    This Idea Beats Forced Service to Homosexual Marriage

    RedState reader Clifweston wins the internet today with this most excellent idea. How about a different tactic that doesn’t risk the business owner’s estate? Why not advertise that the proceeds of all same sex marriage sales go to organizations that offend gays and radical feminists, organizations that advocate for and support traditional values, etc.? Thus, Stalinists will themselves funding their opponents and the novelty of | Read More »

    Imposing Values on Individuals

    In Oregon, Aaron and Melissa Klein and their five children are losing their home due to bankruptcy. Their business, Sweet Cakes by Melissa, is going under. Black, white, Asian, male, female, gay, and straight couples have all bought cakes from Mr. and Mrs. Klein over the years. This past year, the Kleins were asked to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple. They declined | Read More »

    CNN’s Chris Cuomo Gives an Unbelievable Answer on Whether He’d Enforce Dred Scott

    I don’t know that I have ever seen this level of unforced error from anyone on television ever. In an interview with Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore over a federal district court’s order on gay marriage, CNN’s Chris Cuomo first asserted that a majority of people support gay marriage, as opposed to a plurality. I’m pretty sure he was just talking about Alabama, which makes | Read More »

    First They Shut You Up, Then You Will Be Made to Care

    First They Shut You Up, Then You Will Be Made to Care

    I have to quibble, slightly, with the Washington Free Beacon’s Sonny Bunch. In a piece last week Sonny wrote that he did not think I was quite right with my phrase “you will be made to care.” Instead, he thought it should be “you will be made to shut up.” I would suggest that he stops too soon. Yes, along the way to making people | Read More »

    Something Wicked This Way Comes

    History may not repeat itself, but it does rhyme. Supposedly Mark Twain said that. Whoever actually said it would be in iambic pentameter right now. Yesterday, the Juice Vox Media kids unveiled their propaganda interview with President Obama. Were Vox a Nevada Corporation, it’d have to register as a sex worker considering the rub and tug of the President that the interview amounted to. In | Read More »

    Saving You From Beer

    In Georgia, we have a first hand look today at crony capitalism and its destructive effects on your liberty. After the end of prohibition, Georgia adopted a three-tier system for selling alcohol. Brewers and distillers make it, then a distribution company sells it for them, and retailers purchase and resell to the public. With the rise of craft breweries, however, the three-tier system creates a | Read More »

    If You Read This, You ‘Have Blood On Your Hands’

    After the Family Research Council was put on a hate list by gay rights groups, Floyd Corkins showed up to gun down the place. In Oregon, a family is being driven to bankruptcy because they refused to take part in a gay wedding. In Atlanta, GA, a Fire Chief lost his job for wanting to “glorify God” and for his orthodox Christian believes on sin, | Read More »

    Barack Obama Thinks Islam Is Primitive

    Barack Obama Thinks Islam Is Primitive

    Reflecting on what Barack Obama said yesterday, I think people are missing something I encounter a lot among so called intellectuals. Liberal intellectuals say things like this: And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, | Read More »

    Barack Obama Is Not a Christian in Any Meaningful Way

    Barack Obama is not, in any meaningful way, a Christian and I am not sure he needs to continue the charade. With no more elections for him, he might as well come out as the atheist/agnostic that he is.1 He took his first step in doing so yesterday in a speech reeking with contempt for faith in general and Christianity in particular. Saying that violent | Read More »

    Thomas Jefferson for President!

    My friend Russell Moore has penned an op-ed at the Wall Street Journal today. I implore you to make it your must read of the day. Here is a sample: If religious liberty doesn’t apply to small or unpopular minorities, then it isn’t liberty at all but becomes another government handout to a special-interest group. We want a candidate who will argue consistently for soul | Read More »

    Brian Williams’s Fluffers

    Brian Williams's Fluffers

    We know Brian Williams will not lose his job for repeatedly telling a lie. We know because he works for Comcast, a company which allows no one out of contracts under any circumstance even when you call and beg them to cancel your account. Brian Williams has job security. We also know something else now. In the age old debate between spits or swallows, the | Read More »

    What Issues Should Republicans Discuss?

    What issues are falling through the cracks? What issues need to be discussed more? Those were questions raised by RedState readers and we asked the GOP Presidential candidates what they thought. Here is what they said.

    Roger Ailes Confronts the Evil While the Also Rans Cower in Fear

    It is times like this that I am very proud of Fox News, where I am a political contributor. The national news media, right now collectively apologizing for Brian Williams, is collectively attacking Roger Ailes and Fox News for showing the ISIS video of the gruesome burning of the Jordanian pilot. It is not a coincidence that the very same networks attacking Roger Ailes and | Read More »

    What About the Military

    While in Iowa for Rep. Steve King (R-IA)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Steve King72%House Republican Average39See Full Scorecard72%‘s Freedom Summit, RedState asked the 2016 Presidential candidates about the U.S. military. In particular, we asked them what the future military should look like and also how the military will need to balance cyber-war, Islamic extremists, and traditional military threats. Here’s what they had to say.

    Really? Vaccines?

    Really?  Vaccines?

    With growing tensions in the Middle East, terrorism, American reassessments of overseas adventures, economic issues at home, and so much more, the media has decided this week’s most pressing issue is vaccinations. In 2008, Barack Obama declared the science of vaccinations inconclusive. On Friday, White House Press Secretary Josh Ernst said “I’m not going stand up here and dispense medical advice,” Earnest said, according to | Read More »