Monday, April 20, 2015

FRC seeks to enlighten us with a panel discussion

According to an email sent out to supporters: “U.S. Supreme Court Marriage Case to be Focus of Family Research Council Panel Discussion.” And what brilliant minds will FRC bring to the challenge?
To discuss the implications of these pending cases, Family Research Council (FRC) has brought together an exceptional panel of experts to discuss the marriage and sexuality issues before the Court. The panel will feature leading analysts who will discuss the roles constitutional law, statutes, social science, and the media will play in the Court's decision.

Turns out that a VP of Catholic Relief Services is gay married

LifeSiteNews has just gone into meltdown. According to them, the individual “promotes gay agenda:”
Public records show that Rick Estridge, Catholic Relief Services’ Vice President of Overseas Finance, who has worked for the U.S. Bishops’ official international humanitarian agency since as long ago as 2001, “married” his homosexual partner in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 4, 2013.

Estridge’s information on the professional networking site details his employment history totaling 14-plus years within CRS …
Forget the fact that this guy has provided long and dedicated service for 14 years. Forget the good works of the charity. None of that matters:
Catholic donors may wish to reconsider whether they would like their donations to go to an organization whose employees, by their actions, make a mockery out of the sacraments of the Church …

ADF touts NC "Religious Freedom" law by leaving out the good stuff

Alliance Defending Freedom, the Christian legal group, is out with 3 Reasons Why North Carolina Needs A Religious Freedom Law. It's what they don't say that identifies the problem.

ADF points out the majority opinion by Justice Scalia in Employment Division v. Smith. In one of Scalia's saner moments he wrote that religious exemptions to otherwise valid laws make those laws unenforceable. As ADF further points out, the federal RFRA does not apply to the states. ADF then explains that “there have not been widespread cases of discrimination against LGBT.” According to them it has perfectly benign benefits like allowing a Muslim prisoner to grow a beard or putting the brakes on a Ft. Lauderdale ordinance that prohibited a Christian from distributing food to the homeless. Who wants to prevent a Christian from giving food to starving children? There must be a puppy in this image.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Same-sex marriage causes more abortions

Gene Schaerr
Fuck! Just when you think that you've heard it all, these people come up with another insane reason to object to the legalization of same-sex marriage. This from our friend Gene Schaerr, the uber-Mormon lawyer and it is via the Heritage Foundation's blog:
Forcing States to Recognize Gay Marriage Could Increase Number of Abortions

On the surface, abortion and same-sex marriage may seem unrelated. However, as explained in an amicus brief of 100 scholars of marriage, filed in the pending Supreme Court marriage cases and summarized here, the two are closely linked in a short and simple causal chain that the Supreme Court would be wise not to set in motion.

New Clinton campaign video - "That's our gal" - for supporting marriage equality

In a campaign video released on Friday, Hillary Rodham Clinton is shown sitting at a table listening to a man thanking her for urging the Supreme Court to rule in favor of marriage equality.

Mr. Brown - Why don't you fund one of those busses?

Brian Brown is a big sport
Afraid?” According to Brian Brown, president of National Organization for Marriage they need money to bring people to their “marriage march.” This plea has all the earnestness of that guy who recently reached out to his flock to fund a more comfy private jet:
I am tremendously concerned right now that we will not raise the money we need to pay for the buses we have reserved to bring thousands of marriage supporters — willing to take time out of their weekend to stand up in defense of marriage — to the 2015 March for Marriage.

Robby decides to send a letter to the Pope

Robert P. George

Thursday, Princeton Professor Robert P. George sent a letter to Pope Francis. This was in response to a letter to the Pope form a group of prominent citizens of San Francisco requesting the removal of Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone. Cordileone also chairs the Subcommittee on the Promotion and Defense of Marriage of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops and was an architect of Calironia's Proposition 8. He is the Church's point man on marriage discrimination. I always thought that Cordileone was Benedict's final “fuck you” to the gay community of San Francisco before he abdicated.