Chapter 4: Natural law We now get to the section on “natural law” morality, which Feser begins by telling us that New Atheists and secularists hate “traditional morality”, by which he means homophobia, and insinuates that Richard Dawkins is, if not a pedophile, then at least an apologist for pedophilia. He starts by going back… Continue reading The Last Superstition: No Kinky Sex!
So I was pointed at an appalling post, and after clicking around a bit, found this other post, entitled “The battle Gay Rights advocates will never win”. He (yes, the author is quite obviously male) goes on for a few pages, whining about bakeries being forced—forced!—to serve gay customers as though they were ordinary members… Continue reading Persuasion ≠ Persecution, Dumbasses
Today, according to the Dallas Morning News, Greg Abbott, the Attorney General of Texas ruled that Domestic partners can’t receive health benefits from counties, cities or school districts because doing so defies Texas law on traditional marriage, Attorney General Greg Abbott said in an opinion made public Monday. This fuckery was made possible by Texas’s… Continue reading Bigoted Amendment Is Bigoted
Oh, BillDo! Will your histrionic antics never cease to amuse me? (Spoiler alert: no.) Last week, Lawrence O’Donnell opined on Louie Giglio withdrawing from participating in Obama’s inauguration because of an outcry over a homophobic sermon he delivered in the 90s (and, to my knowledge, has so far failed to apologize for). That, and the… Continue reading Is Christianity Against Das Kapital?
A business owner in Annapolis has found that his deeply-held convictions are about to come into conflict with the law, and rather than give up his principles, he’s going to, if not close up shop, then at least scale back shop: An Annapolis company whose old-fashioned trolleys are iconic in the city’s wedding scene has… Continue reading Good On Ya for Standing Up for Your Principles. Now Go Away.
In case you missed it, someone shot up the <a href="http://wwwfrc.org/"Family Research Council headquarters in Washington, DC. Greta Christina puts it thusly: This is not acceptable. We do not shoot people just because we disagree with them. (read the rest of it for context which makes it better.) Hemant Mehta passes on official statements from… Continue reading Family Research Center Shooting
Of all the adjectives that could be applied to the current Thing Dominating The News Cycle — Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage — the most popular seems to be “tepid”. Other criticisms I’ve run across are in a similar vein: that Obama was wishy-washy, didn’t pledge any actual support for marriage equality, and generally speaking,… Continue reading Obama’s Tepid Rubicon
Once again, it seems that the word “Family” in an organization’s name can be more accurately replaced with “patriarchy”. The Illinois Family Institute didn’t like President Obama’s National Day of Prayer proclamation. No, they didn’t: President Obama’s proclamation has raised the eyebrows of some because he is thankful that we live in a country that… Continue reading War Is Peace. Slavery Is Oppression. Ignorance Is Strength.
Well, fuckbunnies. The bill to allow gay marriage in Maryland passed the state Senate, got out of committee in the House, avoided getting stuck with several amendments (that would have sent it back to the Senate), and finally got to floor debate in the House, only to be sent back to committee. The proponents of… Continue reading Maryland Gay Marriage Bill Fails
In case you hadn’t heard, the Maryland Senate passed a bill allowing gay marriage. So yay! Go Maryland! From here, it has to go to the House of Delegates, so it’s not settled yet. So if you’re in Maryland, write your delegates and tell them that you oppose special rights for heterosexuals. If this passes,… Continue reading Gay Marriage Passes MD Senate