Tag Archive: gay marriage

Gay Rights vs. The Rights of the Faithful

A Christian florist in Richland, Washington is sued by the state attorney general and by the ACLU because she wouldn’t do a flower arrangement for a gay couple about to be married. A Christian couple that owns a bakery in Gresham, Oregon shut down their business after the state began an investigation into their religious…

The Sense in Being a Conservative Supporter of Gay Marriage

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Earlier this week, commentator Meghan McCain (daughter of U.S. Senator John McCain) received a lot of online attention after expressing her thoughts on Mark Sanford’s special-election victory over opponent Elizabeth Colbert Busch. In reaction to Sanford’s recapturing of his old seat in Congress, McCain tweeted: “Any Republican that voted for Mark Sanford in South Carolina…

Term Limits and the Catholic Church

Recently, Thomas Sowell wrote an excellent piece dealing with term limits. The point he made is that if the idea behind limits was to rid us of those people who spend their entire lives doing little more than voting, we’ve gone about it in a really stupid way. For one thing, as we’ve seen here…

Is Gay Marriage An Idea Whose Time Has Come?

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court is considering the constitutionality of same sex marriage, it might be a good time to consider this tidbit that should make even the most ardent opponent of gay marriage feel uneasy:  In the United States of America a convicted felon in prison for robbery, rape, murder or a whole…

Liberal Tolerance Extended Only to the Like-Minded

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Oregon baker, Aaron Klein, owner of Sweets Cakes by Melissa, recently said he was living in accordance with his religious beliefs when he declined to make a lesbian couple their wedding cake. As you can imagine, so-called liberal tolerance doesn’t extend to Mr. Klein. I’ve read numerous articles so far and all have discussed the…

Would Santorum Have Been the Better Candidate?

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When Rick Santorum was doing well in the Repubican primaries, the common beef against him was that he could never be a viable candidate in the general election because he placed too much emphasis on “social issues.” His tenacious positions on gay marriage, abortion, family values, religion and the like would scare off independent voters….

A Dust-Up Over Gays

I concluded a recent article, Things That Bug Me, with the following three paragraphs: “Speaking of political cowardice, isn’t it high time that judges and legislators stopped coddling homosexuals? While it’s true that, as a rule, being childless, they have a fair amount of money to contribute to those politicians who bow to their wishes,…

Was Obama’s ‘Evolution’ on Gay Marriage a License to Bigot-Bait?

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It had long been known that Dan Cathy, president of the restaurant chain Chick-Fil-A, was a supporter of traditional marriage and ran his company along socially conservative principals. Thus, it’s kind of odd that it suddenly became a huge news story when he merely affirmed those long-held beliefs in an interview earlier this month. Yet,…