Tag Archives: Gay Marriage

Mobile Phone, Immobile Superstition

Yet another reminder that, to quote (yet again) Carl Jung, the Middle Ages…live on merrily. The Catholic Herald: Priests have been carrying out exorcisms over the phone as demand continues to rise, a Cardinal has said. Speaking at the Vatican’s … Continue reading

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Nice One, Kirill (Not)

Pope Francis thinks that same-sex marriage is the work of the “father of lies”. The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, dodgy Putin crony Patriarch Kirill may be even more uneasy. Russia Today reported this (my emphasis added) back in … Continue reading

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Rolling out Satan

There’s been a lot of discussion recently on the significance or otherwise of what the new pope has had to say about homosexuality. But less about these comments from three years back (via Breitbart): New Pope Francis I is an … Continue reading

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A Skeptic

From a Guardian interview with Nigel Farage, the leader of Britain’s neo-Thatcherite, euroskeptic UKIP: He won a lot of Tory support by opposing gay marriage, chiefly because it was an affront to religious values. “Tolerance is a two-way street, and … Continue reading

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Those in Glass Houses

Britain’s coalition government intends to legalize same-sex marriage. That a high-ranking Roman Catholic priest is opposed to these plans is neither surprise nor drama, but Scotland’s Cardinal Keith O’Brien could, I think, have used better words than these to attack … Continue reading

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Defend monogamy, not “happiness”

The New York Times reports on a confrontational interaction between Rick Santorum and people who support same-sex marriage: “If you’re not happy unless you’re married to five other people, is that O.K.?” he asked. That angered the audience, which booed … Continue reading

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Fathers and the fertility revolution

I consider here whether there are any arguments left that one might make regarding absent fathers’ obligation to their biological children once the fertility revolution that enables gay procreation is moved to the center of the marriage institution.  I am … Continue reading

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Gay marriage attitudes by political orientation

The Audacious Epigone points out that though attitudes toward gay marriage shifted a great deal over the past few years for liberals and moderates, not so much for conservatives. This makes sense. I’ve looked at attitudes toward homosexuals where liberals, … Continue reading

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Regional differences in attitudes toward gay marriage

It looks like both Maine & New Hampshire will be taking steps toward recognizing gay marriage. If that happens only Rhode Island in New England will not recognize gay marriage. It also looks like there will be movement in New … Continue reading

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Gay marriage and unintended consequences

The biggest social problem in the U.S. today is the crime and academic achievement gap between blacks and whites. The academic achievement gap (several grade levels and 200 SAT points (old system)) distorts our pedagogy, academic hiring and admissions, and … Continue reading

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