Are your moral objections principled?

I was listening to a morning radio show which included a segment called 'Six on Sex'.  Ordinarily, a contestant (usually a young girl) is asked six very personal questions about her sex life while her father is listens to his daughter's exploits.  If he can make it through all six questions and … [Read more...]

Navigating the news

Australian judge opines on incest citing its taboo is similar to that of homosexuality.  This isn't at all surprising.  When the LGBT activist community used a very particular kind of defense for accepting their sexual proclivities.  If you are inclined to accept their defense, you are logically … [Read more...]

Pastors challenge ban on same-sex marriage

A group of North Carolina clergy are challenging their state's constitutional prohibition on same sex marriage on religious grounds.  They claim the prohibition violates their right to practice their religion freely as guaranteed in the First Amendment to the Constitution. (Charlotte Observer) -- A … [Read more...]

Do you censor yourself on social media?

The advent of social media outlets have made a small world even smaller.  Friends of yesteryear and family rarely seen or heard from have been brought back together via Facebook, Twitter and other internet social mediums.  In addition to reconnecting with family and friends, people voice their views … [Read more...]

Arizona’s SB1062 is anti-gay…except it isn’t

Please someone copy and paste the text of the bill that some are labeling "Jim Crow laws for gays".  I'm not seeing it. Words struck out is wording being removed from the original bill, and the all capitalized words is newly inserted language. 1 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of … [Read more...]

Sunday Round-Up

Eleanor Roosevelt is top U.S. first lady, survey says Okay, I'll buy that. But note this tidbit: Eleanor Roosevelt was named the greatest first lady of the United States in a survey of historians released on Saturday, while Michelle Obama, in fifth place, edged out Hillary Clinton in … [Read more...]

Misdirected Christian outrage

The up-stir created by Phil Robertson's GQ interview is both good news and disappointing. It's great to see millions of people, including Christians feel called to action in his support.  In just 24 hours social media support pages accumulated more than a million followers.  Just one problem.  Where … [Read more...]

Statistics

Who doesn't love statistics?  I sure do.  What statistic do you find really interesting?  What about one that you found shocking the first time you heard it? … [Read more...]

What’s the point of bloggers deleting dissenting comments?

The first time I was told by someone that they were glad to see I don't censor or moderate dissenting comments here I was shocked to hear it was common.  I was first told this by Atheists.  They said it was common for other Christian bloggers to delete or not allow their comments even if they … [Read more...]

The Political Left’s view of people in one winners and losers bracket

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The Political Left views people in groups, not as individuals.  This is why some people are more equal than others and why some people are more valuable than others (i.e., hate crime laws).  In so doing it is then possible to create divides among the people.  People lose their individual identities … [Read more...]

Reality is only skin deep?

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  How do you interpret the above graphic?  This is not an innocuous 'treat others as you'd like to be treated' message.  As I see it, there are some rather bold claims about the world.   … [Read more...]

Does the Bible forbid Christians from “judging”?

The oft quoted and ever misinterpreted Matthew 7:1, the infamous "judge not" passage is arguably the most recognizable passage in the Bible save John 3:16.  And right behind that is 'remove the log from your own eye before addressing the speck in someone else's'.  I can understand why non-Christians … [Read more...]

Same Sex Marriage: History reveals a clear loser

Atticus is the author of the progressive-right political and lifestyle blog BlogTruth. His experience spans almost a decade providing business and consulting services to firms across the globe. Stop by his blog and say hello. **It should be noted that the ideas in this commentary do not reflect the … [Read more...]

World’s top thinker Richard Dawkins still not that good at theology

https://twitter.com/RichardDawkins/status/371553942313779200 Isn't it cute how famed biologist Richard Dawkins tries so hard to offer theological commentary on the nature of God.  He's the world's top thinker you know.  What is he really trying to say here?  Is he saying that God isn't or … [Read more...]

Supreme to Marry Gay Couple

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the tiny liberal well-beyond the point of decrepitude, will be the first member of the high court to perform a same-sex marriage. Ginsburg will be first justice to officiate at same-sex weddingJustice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will become the first Supreme Court … [Read more...]

Open Thread — Which will you vote for?

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Basic Truths You Can’t Talk About in America Anymore, Part 1

John Hawkins from Right Wing News posted a list of 20 issues which are considered too politically incorrect to discuss openly in America anymore.  I am not a regular reader of this site but found this post through a link aggregator and recognized the list as topics on which I've written.  These hot … [Read more...]

Open Thread — Coming out of the closet

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How do we know what is and is not a right?

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Redefining sausage

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  To give this some context, it was a snarky continuation of a post on redefining marriage to include same-sex coupling.. … [Read more...]