Kim Davis and the Wild Leap of Faith

To all appearances, when Kim Davis, claiming to act “Under God’s authority,” imposed a ban on marriage licenses to gay couples, she was effectively placing herself on a par with Louis XIV – inexcusable, considering her clerkship wasn’t even in Bourbon County. Consequently, even many conservative commentators are calling her a loose cannon. For whatever [Read More...]

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Margie Winters: The Making of A Rebel

When I first read the story of how Waldron Mercy fired Margie Winters, a lesbian married to another woman, from her post as head of religious education, I argued that she’d been treated shabbily, and not in accordance with the best of Catholic teaching. Even so, only half aware of doing so, I formed a [Read More...]

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Planned Parenthood and the Shudder Factor

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards committed a tactical error when she apologized for the “tone” taken by Dr. Deborah Nucatola in the video surreptitiously shot by members of the pro-life group Center for Medical Progress. From a pro-choice point of view, Dr. Nucatola did nothing wrong by reviewing, in detail, Planned Parenthood’s techniques for ensuring [Read More...]

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