It’s a family stuff day, so blogging has been light, and will continue to be so. Fortunately, I’ve got friends who send me interesting things which I am so happy to pass on to you. In no particular order:
Wolf Howling has written a fascinating, scholarly dissertation examining the adversarial history of faith and socialism, and the way that history quite logically to Obama’s current fight with religious organizations over funding for abortifacients, contraceptives, and sterilization.
Samuel Jackson and Barack Obama are two minds with but a single thought: Make voting easy by examining your skin color and, if it’s dark, vote accordingly. Samuel Jackson, in a profanity-laced interview, freely admits that he couldn’t have cared less about the type of governance Obama would bring to the White House. The only thing that mattered was his color. That’s just one person. Our dear (black) leader — and, yes, his color is an important point in this post — has prepared an entire video imploring black people to vote for him because he’s black:x
As the friend who sent me this asked “I wonder what the backlash would be if Mitt Romney started a Mormons for Mitt campaign?”
Rhymes with Right suggests that the Catholic Church go medieval over ObamaCare [link fixed]. I think he’s right. Citizens in America are free to make decisions that implicate their religion — and the religion is free to make decisions right back. What cannot happen in America, however, is precisely what Obama is doing, which is to interject the state into the relationship between the religion and its followers.
Lastly, one of my oldest and dearest blog friends, Patrick O’Hannigan, looks at the Komen versus Planned Parenthood kerfuffle. I say “legitimate,” because they are both private organizations, as opposed to a government organization versus a religion. Within the context of the fight itself, of course, I think Planned Parenthood’s position and strategy are both entirely illegitimate and, as Patrick carefully explains, Komen, before it caved, was in the right.