On Same-Sex Marriage

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It’s a week late, but I figured that I’d weigh in on same-sex marriage and ensure that I never get a job in journalism or other media again. As BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith reminds us all, on the gay marriage issue, there aren’t two sides. Christian response First, from the standpoint of a Christ-follower, this article […]

Red Cross Failure

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ProPublica reported this week that despite raising about $500 million for relief efforts in earthquake-ravaged Haiti, the Red Cross was able to convert that money into the construction of only six homes. Six. The Red Cross says it has provided homes to more than 130,000 people. But the actual number of permanent homes the group […]

Hell hath no fury

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Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned is a paraphrase of a line written by British playwright William Congreve. Columbia University graduate Emma Sulkowicz is Exhibit A for the 21st Century that Congreve continues to be right. Sulkowicz has made a name for herself carrying around a mattress at Columbia University, including at last […]

What good journalism doesn't look like

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Many years ago when I was a copy editor/page designer at the North County Times we had a reporter that had gotten an interview that everyone on the San Diego area news media was angling for. A local man had gotten into a serious car accident across the border in Mexico and, because he didn’t have […]

Sally Kohn, Gay Fascist

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Sally Kohn is a lesbian, CNN contributor and has a law degree (allegedly). She’s also a militant gay fascist who would like to force Bible-believing Christians out of the public sphere and probably into camps if she had her way. As The Federalist’s Robert Tracinski wrote, she’s a decidedly illiberal “liberal.” What is interesting about Kohn’s […]

War on Christians Redux

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Over at HotAir.com, they’ve assembled their “Quotes of the Day” with a focus on the Houston pastor subpoena fiasco. Skimming the briefs, this one from Slate.com, caught my eye. But I’m not particularly interested in defending the Houston lawyers’ actions, because, frankly, they were incredibly stupid, instantly regrettable, and utterly unnecessary. Yes, Houston’s anti-LGBT coalition […]

Feeling decidely un-Christian tonight

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Last night, amid much media attention, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announced that she had vetoed S.B. 1062, an anti-gay bill that would have quickly meant that gays in Arizona would be forced to sit at the back of the bus, be banned from Woolworth’s lunch counters, prevented from attending state colleges, be harassed and probably […]

War on Christian conscience

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Last week, Fox News talking head and columnist Kirsten Powers wrote a column for USA Today that accused legislators in Kansas of creating a new system of “Jim Crow” laws with their efforts to protect religious believers from being forced to violate their consciences by providing services to gay nuptials. Four days later, she published another piece, […]

Welfare, family and Scott Brown

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Let me start out by saying that I think there needs to be some sort of social safety net for Americans who find themselves out of work or  down on their luck. However, I think the one we have now is far too generous and we’ve reached a point where too many Americans are far […]

The death of the California initiative process

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The Supreme Court handed down two decisions earlier today on the gay marriage issue. The first struck down the Defense of Marriage Act as being enacted solely because President Bill Clinton, who signed the legislation into law, hates gay people. The second decision was to sidestep ruling on California’s Prop. 8, which stated that marriage […]