Tweet Best of the Web posts a 2004 interview with Cathleen Falsani of the Chicago Sun-Times in which Obama defines sin, not along traditional Christian or Muslim lines, but along self-referential lines: Falsani: Do you believe in sin? Obama: Yes. Falsani: What is sin? Obama: Being out of alignment with my values. The President, when [...]
Tag Archive 'Freedom of Religion'
Tweet There are no more aggressive religious proselytizers than atheists. They sell their religion with ferocity and would willingly burn at the stake anyone who stands in their way. Last I looked, the First Amendment prevented the government from creating a religion from above or interfering with someone’s religion. It didn’t nullify God. Apparently someone [...]
Tweet The last two times I fisked, I was attacking solo acts. This time, I get a triumvirate, as the three most liberal women in the United States Senate, Barbara Boxer, Patty Murray, and Jeanne Shaheen, have joined together to write an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal, justifying ObamaCare’s intrusion into the realm [...]
Tweet In the halcyon pre-Obama days, when Prop. 8 meant that gay marriage was a hot blogging issue, I argued that religion organizations, not the state, should be allowed to define what constitutes a “marriage,” with states confined to authorizing “civil unions.” In that context, I commented upon the religious implications of the government mandating [...]
Tweet Sometimes, to their creator’s dismay, ideas take on a life of their own. In the wake of Comedy Central’s decision to censor a South Park episode that didn’t actually draw Mohamed, but merely suggested the possibility of doing so, Molly Norris came up with the idea of “everybody draw Mohamed Day.” Then, terrified by [...]
Tweet My son came home from public school the other day complaining that one of his teachers used a history lesson as an opportunity to launch into a short speech about how Obama was going to bring peace to the world. (Which is true, if you accept that, as Charles Krauthammar points out, Obama is [...]
Tweet Fertility treatment is big money, so there are gazillions of treatment centers in most communities. One such center in San Diego County may well have been put out business, though, by a California Supreme Court ruling mandating that physicians have to provide treatment to lesbians and other unmarried women, even though doing so goes [...]