Tagged: gay marriage

Douthat Responds to Sullivan on Gay Marriage

Pretty powerful stuff, even if you don’t agree with his conclusion, and by far the most persuasive prudential case against gay marriage I’ve encountered. Read the whole thing.

Morning Joe Scarborough gets it wrong on gay marriage

by Rick Ungar I like Joe Scarborough. In fact, I watch him most every morning. Not because I agree with him (I often don’t) but because he tends to approach issues openly, has a...

Roger Ebert, Ben Stein, and the culture war

Ever since Will posted about Roger Ebert earlier I’ve been reading Ebert’s blog (which is fantastic) and came across this explanation of why he never formally reviewed the Ben Stein mockumentary (er, documentary) Expelled....

Why gay marriage is (probably) still inevitable

In the wake of several high profile setbacks, a recent Politico article casts doubt on one of the gay marriage movement’s core assumptions: namely, that public acceptance of same-sex partnerships is an inevitability. I...

The Manhattan Declaration

Well, this is the trajectory of the modern Christian right.  Its leaders have signed this declaration, further entwining religion and politics, and further entrenching the culture wars in the useless “us against them” language...

Gay marriage and religious liberty ctd.

“E.D., please note, is a supporter of same-sex marriage, and believes the Catholic Church is very wrong to oppose it. But he’s starting to see that gay marriage really is a threat to religious...

Gay marriage in D.C. ctd.

Thomas J Reese sums it up nicely, and says it all better than I have. Catholic Charities competes with private and nonprofit agencies for these contracts with the government deciding which organization will provide...

Double standards

When the House recently passed a healthcare bill which included restrictions on the use of federal money to subsidize abortion, liberals were up in arms.  “It restricts choice!” they cried.  Let’s oppose it!  Let’s...

Gay Marriage in D.C.

” The premise of today’s story was that the Catholic Church was threatening to cease to provide charitable services if the law legalizing gay marriage is passed. In point of fact, it is the...

gay marriage and the catholic church in maine

[updated] Maine proponents of gay marriage rights woke to defeat today, which is a shame and another signal that the country is still bitterly divided on this issue.  The New York Times reports: “The Catholic...

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Via Cascadian in the comments:

quote for the evening

“The notion that differences of opinion between the Catholic church and U.S. law will somehow render Catholic judicial nominees unconfirmable is demonstrably ludicrous. In addition to opposing gay marriage, the Catholic church also opposes...

quote of the day

It must have been caused by a gay marriage in Vermont! ~commenter jaycbird over at Dreher’s digs, on why Mel Gibson’s wife is filing for divorce.

pacifism and the culture wars

“Saving” marriage obviously means objecting to gay-marriage. But what does this have to do with abortion? Can someone please explain to me what on earth King means? Seriously, I have no idea. ~ Alex...

When Should Judges Defer?

Note – Will and I exchanged a few emails on judicial activism, cultural change, and the courts’ public legitimacy in the wake of the Iowa gay marriage ruling. We’ve published an edited version below:...

Progressive Traditionalism?

I read Leviticus last year while studying Judaism and I noticed exactly the same thing Ron Beasley is on to in this post. The problem with fundamentalism is it can’t really operate in the...

It’s a generation thing…

So, a few thoughts on this video (via Andrew): First of all, this is awesome.  The Westboro Baptist “Church” is a blight on this nation and on this planet.  (They’re going to boycott the...