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Bruce Jenner: Christianity and Transgenderism Debate
June 05, 2015: Bruce Jenner now calls himself "Caitlyn" and appears in a photo on the cover Vanity Fair. Here are some obvious but under-reported facts about him:
A Poverty of Moral Reasoning in the Oval Office
May 20, 2015: At last week's "summit" event of religious leaders on poverty, President Obama made some remarks that deserve comment. In his view, Christian churches should "go to the mat" on poverty. He suggests, seemingly, that Evangelicals and Catholics who focus on "reproductive issues, or same-sex marriage, or what have you" should instead concentrate more intently on poverty:
Religious Liberty at Risk as Supreme Court Approaches Gay Marriage Decision
May 19, 2015: Leslie Loftis is an attorney (J.D., University of Texas) whose primary role these days is a wife and mother of four young children (good call on the priorities, Leslie). In The Federalist, she has written one of the most thorough analyses of the potential of religious entities losing their tax-exempt status should the Supreme Court miraculously find a "right" to same-sex "marriage" in the U.S. Constitution in their ruling on the issue next month.
On conservative religious activism, the numbers speak for themselves
May 14, 2015: In an interview with The Washington Post timed to a high-level summit on combating poverty, Harvard professor Robert Putnam makes an assertion about what he terms "organized religion," its agenda and the use of its "resources." Specifically: "The obvious fact is that over the last 30 years, most organized religion has focused on issues regarding sexual morality, such as abortion, gay marriage, all of those. I'm not saying if that's good or bad, but that's what they've been using all their resources for. This is the most obvious point in the world. It's been entirely focused on issues of homosexuality and contraception and not at all focused on issues of poverty."
We Will Love and Not Be Silent
April 30, 2015: While I was at the Supreme Court for the hearing on same-sex marriage, a daughter of former Senator and current presidential candidate Rick Santorum got up to speak at a podium in front of the large crowd in front of the building. Immediately, a young man behind me began to shout "UGLY! UGLY! UGLY!"
What Young People Need to Know about Humility
April 22, 2015: It is a conceit of the young to believe that because something has occurred to them, it is a novel idea, one unknown to previous, plodding generations. This tendency cuts across the board and includes young Christians.
Rand Paul and a Moment of Truth for American Journalism
April 22, 2015: It was one of the most gratifying exchanges in recent political memory. When U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) announced his presidential campaign recently, he made a standard campaign stop in New Hampshire. While there, a reporter trotted out one of the standard questions any Republican receives when he declares he is running for national office: What are the exceptions to your views about preventing abortions?
Abortion and Trafficking: What Would Lincoln Have Done?
April 16, 2015: Whenever I read such things as "Why the Founding Fathers Wouldn't Have Been Anti-Vaxxers," I cringe a bit. Not only are these rather desperate speculations, but they are supercilious: We know the things the Founders were for and against, and to infer from their stated convictions and known actions their allegiance to or antipathy toward a contemporary political issue trivializes these remarkable men and the causes for which they fought and, in some cases, died.