The Supreme Court rulings supporting gay marriage have other consequences. According to Thomas Peters, “these decisions today constitute a huge threat to our democratic process.” [Read more…]
The Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act, defining marriage for the purposes of the federal government as being between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional. The court also let stand, on what seem to be narrow grounds, a lower court ruling that threw out as unconstitutional the California referendum in which voters rejected gay marriage.
The court said that those who appealed the ruling lacked standing to file the suit, saying nothing about the general validity of state gay marriage bans. But if opposition to gay marriage is unconstitutional both for the federal government and for state government, then it looks like same-sex marriage is going to be the law of the land. [Read more…]
A couple of years ago, I wrote a post in praise of the naked mole rat, an exceedingly odd little creature with seemingly super powers when it comes to health and longevity. Well, scientists have recently discovered why these things don’t get cancer, something that could lead to treatments in human beings. [Read more…]
Today, June 25, is the anniversary of the Presentation of the Augsburg Confession, which happened in 1530. Now it was not just one monk saying “Here I stand.” The Reformation had become a movement. Read it today. (Non-Lutherans, what do you think?)
After the jump, background on the event and how this particular confession ties the Reformation to the church universal. [Read more…]