The slippery slope gets slipperier: Pedophilia is natural, says academics

When opponents of legalized same sex marriage and socially normalizing homosexuality ask the question: what's next? proponents scoff at their warnings of a slippery slope into doing the same for bestiality and pedophilia.  However, the claims of the slippery slope were vindicated when psychologists … [Read more...]

It’s not just deniers saying it: NOAA data shows cooling, not warming

Despite global warming "deniers" pointing out that the Earth hasn't warmed for nearly two decades, sea ice is at record levels even though it was predicted that it would be all gone by now, and falsely claim that CO2 levels skyrocketing to record levels would cause more frequent and greater … [Read more...]

Her body, her choice? Mother smokes and drinks because she’s having a boy

Josie Cunningham made news a while back for publicizing her intention to have an abortion in order to appear on reality shows in hopes of becoming famous.  Well, she decided against having that abortion, but isn't making things much better.  She had believed she was having a baby girl, but much to … [Read more...]

Independence Day

July 4th marks a day of celebration throughout America.  Fireworks, picnics, and parades are just some of the ways we all recognize the day our Nation was born.  Having noticed a difference in how people wish others a happy celebration, I'm curious as to what others think. Do you say 'Happy … [Read more...]

Trending now: #ScaliaLaw

I have yet to see one who knows what they're talking about. … [Read more...]

Oops! After voter ID law passed, minority turnout increased

Many on the political left decry the attempted implementation of voter ID laws requiring voters to produce photo identification when they vote.  These laws are an attempt to reduce the number of minority voters, since so many minorities either don't have, or would have difficulty obtaining a valid … [Read more...]

Patent revocation for Washington Redskins strictly a political witch hunt

The recent -- and I do mean recent -- offense taken by the team name of the Washington Redskins has resulted in the revocation of their patent trademark by the US Parent Office.  This move came only after the political left began to become offended, in an election year, and had been lobbying the … [Read more...]

Planned Parenthood gives award for increase in abortions at facility

Supporters of the right to elective abortion and Planned Parenthood often tout that only 3% of their 'business' is abortion.  This number is, of course, misleading. However, of the women who get services from Planned Parenthood because they're pregnant, there's another story to be told.  A … [Read more...]

Women’s birth control is none of your business, but…

The protesters slamming the Hobby Lobby decision haven't thought through their protest signage, obviously. It seems to be lost on these people that at the same time they claim their sex life/bodies/personal decisions are none of their employer's business, they also seem to think … [Read more...]

Hobby Lobby still provides contraception

There's quite a lot coming from the political left about the "controversial" ruling handed down by the Supreme Court about the contraception mandate.  They are taking to Twitter to lament the Christian imposed sharia law facilitated by the Court.  There's the renewed war on women, the denial of … [Read more...]

Proposed public drinking ban… is racist

A Columbia city Councilwoman is being criticized for proposing a drinking ban in a local park because the park is located in a predominantly black neighborhood. (Columbia Tribune) -- Citing a desire to improve public health and make Columbia parks more family friendly, First Ward Councilwoman Ginny … [Read more...]

Supreme Court strikes down Mass. law enacting buffer zones at abortion clinics

Earlier this week the Supreme Court unanimously -- yes, unanimously -- ruled that a Massachusetts law prohibiting discussions with, and handing out leaflets to people entering or exiting abortion clinics within 35 feet, even if public property encroaches closer than that, as unconstitutional.  For … [Read more...]

Is gender assigned, or recognized?

First, you have to consider the source.  But I've seen this kind of attitude toward gender from hyper-liberal feminists before.  They abhor the thought that boys are boys and girls are girls.  Somehow, this notion that we can tell if someone is a boy or girl simply by looking, is offensive. (Slate) … [Read more...]

Government imposes political correctness on private business

For those of you who follow the news, the federal government has sufficiently pressured the US Patent Office to revoke the trademark for the NFL team, the Washington Redskins.  First and foremost I find it suspicious that these kinds of frivolous movements only take root in years when a certain … [Read more...]

Men, it’s your fault mothers abort…mostly

Mothers abort their children for many reasons.  In my opinion, none are good enough except to save her life.  Admittedly, the way I characterize the reasons given for abortion, it sounds harsh, cold-hearted, and even callous:  'justifications' for elective abortion are selfish.  But the true reason … [Read more...]

Blog update

Due to some issues in my personal life, I will not be writing regular posts. I will still interact in comments regularly though.  If I have time or a thought I'll get something published, but no on a regular basis. If anyone is interested in helping out and writing for Sifting Reality, let me … [Read more...]

God and coincidence

Do you believe in fate? Coincidence? Full divine providence? Or maybe a combination? In religious circles a good many people believe God is controlling our lives, in that there are no coincidences. I'm not delving into whether God can do this, or has the right. Rather what is the case. For me, I … [Read more...]

Before championing a living wage, you must address this

I hear a lot of demand for a living wage. Usually as campaign season is coming into swing. The discussion is always steered away from the most important questions. When discussing people "only" make minimum wage, we don't we ask why a minimum wage job is the only kind of job an able bodied adult is … [Read more...]

We can’t just move on, can we?

What is it about moving on that it's nearly universal to us all?  Whether it's leaving that job you hate, splitting from a bad relationship, or even abandoning a religious or a-religious set of convictions, people will so often stay put for too long. Some situations are obviously controlled by other … [Read more...]

Is the Bible really that difficult to understand?

That's the question I offer to skeptics who blame God for the number of professing Christian denominations.  "God", they say, "is a terrible communicator if no one can agree on what it says.  After all, God should have made it unconfusable".  To this complaint I always request a citation for a … [Read more...]