Posts tagged "LGBT"

Federal Judge David Bunning makes a martyr out of Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis for refusing to issue gay marriage licenses

She follows in the footsteps of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. U.S. District Judge David Bunning said he had no choice but to jail Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. And while I support traditional marriage between a man and a woman exclusively, he indeed had... Read more »

A response to the LGBT anti-religion bigots

OK, now it’s religion’s turn. People of faith who assert their rights under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act enacted by Indiana have been pilloried as bigots, haters or worse. Headlines blared that the act legalized homophobia. That Indiana passed a “hate law.” A television reporter traveled miles to sniff out someone, anyone, who would dare... Read more »

Obamacare follies

One of the quickly identified problems with Obamacare healthcare pools is the possibility that too few young, healtyh people will sign up because it costs more and reduces their choices. Experts fear that the pool will attract mostly high-risk people (e.g. the elderly, persons with pre-existing conditions), thereby increasing pool  costs  to such a high... Read more »

LGBT bigotry on parade in Duck Dynasty attack

What a Christmas present the embroilment over Phil Robertson’s observation that homosexuality is a sin has been for the LGBT community. They stuck in their thumb and pulled out a plumb, confirming every stereotype harbored in the New Yorker, MoveOn.Org, Think Progress, and other boutiques of correct thinking. Robertson is the Bible-thumping, caked-in-mud, lower-life form that inhabits... Read more »

Cardinal George compares some gay activist anti-Catholic rhetoric to KKK's

I don’t know specifically what rhetoric he was talking about when he compared it to the Ku Klux Klan, but some of the stuff you hear about Catholics these days gets pretty nasty. Agree or disagree?  Deserved or not?
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