Friday, February 5, 2016
This is not complicated and I will get you up to date. On Thursday Liberty Counsel filed a motion to intervene in Ansley v. North Carolina on behalf of their client, a North Carolina magistrate. This case is about unconstitutionally allowing North Carolina magistrates to opt out of performing same-sex marriages. Our side says that a law allowing them to do so violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment and the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. This is good news because once the inept Liberty Counsel gets involved, our side has an even better chance to prevail (although I think that we win on the merits anyway).
Dr. Robert P. George, the Pride of Princeton, made a speech at the orthodox Legatus Summit last weekend. Legatus is a Tom Monaghan enterprise, out of Ave Maria, Florida, comprised of Catholic business leaders. LifeSite News describes part of George's speech:
“It is no longer easy to be a faithful Christian, a good Catholic, an authentic witness to the truths of the Gospel,” said Princeton Professor Robert George to a large crowd at the Legatus Summit in Orlando, Florida last weekend. Professor George added that people can still safely identify as “Catholic” as long as they don’t believe, or will at least be completely silent about, “what the Church teaches on issues such as marriage and sexual morality and the sanctity of human life.”
Thursday, February 4, 2016
|Washington Florist Barronelle Stutzman|
The greater problem with this debate
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
The folks at the conservative Catholic Cardinal Newman Society are having one, continuous stroke over the fact that the best Catholic universities are LGBT inclusive and becoming more so. In late 2014 CNS had a hemorrhage over the welcoming and inclusive language of Father John Jenkins, president of Notre Dame (I love being able to point out that they are not all crazy).* It is just common sense if you want to attract the best students and faculty.
To make a short story long, I am not qualified to write about Planned Parenthood and its travails. I simply have not followed the details in the same way that I am attuned to LGBT and anti-LGBT events. Sure, I am pro-choice but I don't like abortion. If I had a 14-year-old daughter who got knocked up I would like to know that one good option is to terminate the pregnancy. I also recognize that there is a considerable overlap of anti-choice and anti-gay activists. They are pretty much the same religious fanatics including the Vatican. They are our quaint villagers with torches.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
|Justice Antonin Scalia at Rhodes College in Memphis on 9/22/2015|
According to Scalia's logic the Court was extreme in Brown v. Board of Education and Loving v. Virginia since they defied the original intent of the 14th Amendment. Given the ages of the justices our next president might determine if there are several more Scalias or Ginsburgs on the bench.