The opposition has conceded defeat in Ref. 74 here in Washington with 66% of the votes in. Even before their announcement, King County (which holds about 30% of the state’s population) had already updated their website: Gay and lesbian couples will be able to apply for marriage licences starting Dec. 6th and, after the three day waiting period, [Read More…]
Congressman Dyson stepped onto the verbal tightrope cautiously. “Pastor, uh, we asked you here tonight to discuss a highly sensitive matter. Knowing we share significantly overlapping concerns and issues regarding the Middle East, it is our hope you might be willing to work with us — well, not exactly with us — but, shall we say, on your own, but with like goals in mind. Call it something of a silent partnership.” [Read more…]
Does anyone remember how mad people were when Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a slut?
I, for one, didn’t realize that anyone called anyone else a slut after the age of 16, but there it was.
Now, a blogger over at the Christian Men’s Defense Network has named an entire voting bloc “The Slut Vote” and I bet you just can’t wait to hear his super sound arguments for his position. He is, evidently, known as B-Skillet and he wrote an opinion piece about how the sluts blew it for Romney. I say “evidently” because the CMDN website, his piece, and his Twitter feed are all set to private. I say “blew it” because it was a dirty pun. [Read more…]
This year’s election saw the emergence of top-tier candidates, like Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock, who were willing to be open about the logical consequences of the increasingly standard pro-life position that a fertilized egg is equal to a baby. If a fertilized egg is a baby, then an abortion is murder, full stop. This includes the abortion given to an 11-year-old girl raped by her father. Most people, even those who claim to be “very pro-life,” usually support rape and incest exceptions to their position, because the idea of forcing a violated woman or girl to give birth against her will is too awful to contemplate.
The inherent contradiction is ripe for questioning, though, and pro-life politicians have come under some scrutiny by the press, who want to see how consistent their pro-life positions really are and whether they are willing to look into the camera and throw themselves off the political cliff… as Akin and Mourdock clearly did.
However, in a curious turn of events for liberals, pro-choice candidates are rarely questioned on their position. [Read more…]