RFRAs, Discrimination, and Equality

A religious freedom bill movement is sweeping the nation in an attempt to protect the free exercise of religion against liberal bullying. And it too is coming up against liberal bullying. Tim Cook is the latest person to argue against religious freedom restoration acts (RFRAs), but he’s not alone. Some cities and states are mulling over whether to boycott RFRA states either politically or economically. It’s sort of a pre-discrimination discrimination policy. A “How do you like it when it happens Read more […]

Obama Angers Black Pastors by Equating Gay and Civil Rights

In a very powerful, eloquent rhetorical piece marking the fiftieth anniversary of Bloody Sunday, President Obama opined about how far we’ve come in this country and how far we have yet to go. In one section of the speech, he attempted to bring all Americans into one unified character through a prolonged description of the diverse (almost schizophrenic) American experience. One part of it in particular has raised the rancor of many black pastors: We are the gay Americans whose blood ran on the Read more […]

Has the Supreme Court Already Decided on Gay Marriage?

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas filed a dissenting opinion against the Supreme Court’s most recent ruling on gay marriage. He said the Supreme Court is acting like they have already made up their mind concerning the national future of gay marriage: Thomas filed a dissenting opinion after his colleagues rejected Alabama’s plea to put a hold on same-sex marriages in the state until the Supreme Court resolves the issue nationwide in a few months. He criticized his fellow justices for looking Read more […]

Same-Sex Marriage Ban Upheld in Four States … Good News?

In what should be a bit of good news, the same-sex marriage march has been temporarily halted in four states after a landmark Circuit Court decision upheld same-sex marriage bans in four states. Circuit judge Jeffrey Sutton, who wrote the majority opinion, had this to say about the decision: When the courts do not let the people resolve new social issues like this one, they perpetuate the idea that the heroes in these change events are judges and lawyers. Better in this instance, we think, to Read more […]

Michael Sam Wants Equality … and Special Treatment

Some of you may know that Michael Sam made history (history, people!) by being the first openly gay man to be drafted into the NFL! We’re all supposed to stand up and cheer apparently. Other people are puzzled that he wasn’t picked up earlier in the draft, almost like he was picked up only so the NFL could avoid a PR nightmare: Why did it take so long for Sam to get drafted? Given that most seventh-round picks are largely throwaways, did the Rams draft Sam simply to save face for the league?   And, Read more […]

Discrimination: Man Sues for Right to Marry his Computer; Judge Throws Out Case

How could the judge be so callous toward this guy who had what he believed to be a meaningful relationship with his computer? It’s discrimination, pure and simple. How would marrying his “sexual object of choice,” as Chris Sevier calls it, harm anyone else? If you don’t like the idea of marrying a machine, then don’t marry a machine, right? If you think such an idea is weird or sick, then please keep your hateful, bigoted and intolerant thoughts to yourself. Salt Lake City’s Fox affiliate Read more […]

Supreme Court Halts Homosexual Marriage in Utah

The Supreme Court just hit the pause button on homosexual marriages in Utah. A federal district judge had overruled Utah’s state constitutional ban on homosexual marriage, stating that Utah’s citizens had a federally-protected constitutional right to homosexual marriage if they wanted it. The Supreme Court, in so many words, said “Nuh-uh.” This decision has left many people puzzled. It had seemed that the Supreme Court was positive about homosexual marriage. Just last year, the Supreme Read more […]

Same-Sex Marriage: A More Perfect Union?

On Tuesday, Illinois voted to become the 15th state to legalize homosexual marriage. Michelle and Barack Obama were overjoyed. In a speech, Obama congratulated his home state with some glowing words of praise: Tonight, I applaud the men and women of the Illinois General Assembly, a body in which I was proud to serve, for voting to legalize marriage equality in my home state. . . . Throughout this debate, they’ve made it clear that this is about civil marriages and civil laws, and made sure Read more […]