Posts Tagged ‘freedom of religion’

Pink triangle worn by gay prisoner of Nazis during WWII - Image courtesy of Padraig Rooney ( )

Pink triangle worn by gay prisoner of Nazis during WWII – Image courtesy of Padraig Rooney ( )

As I write this ten days have passed since the Supreme Court of the United States granted to same-sex couples throughout the Republic the same legal benefits and responsibilities of civil marriage available to straight couples. I have written previously  of why I will not wave the rainbow flag and my views on marriage, and about the attitude and actions of many gay people chasing down alleged ‘rights’.

I’d like to speak now of why I think many gay people, rather than feel grateful that the culture at large has become supportive of us, instead feel compelled to force those few folks who do not support gay marriage or gay relationships to either change their minds or pay in dollars, ostracism and loss of basic liberties. (more…)


20120919-034220.jpgAs most of us know, yesterday the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius.

At first glance what is at issue is whether religious freedoms extend to decisions made by for-profit corporations. Feel free to check out assessments of the cases here and here. You can also check out the bizarre claims made by Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, that the cases are ‘not about religious liberty’.

Like hell they’re not.

Here’s the rub – the blather of pundits about what the Supreme Court’s decision will ultimately be ignores a  crucial point. This point was observed and then ignored by none other than the Huffington Post, in their piece Hobby Lobby Case: A Constitutional Pandora’s Box; the point? The case has already been decided.