Daniel Fincke on the FFRF, AA, and the Ohio Holocaust Memorial

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Gay men can marry lesbians, say Catholic church

I thought this was satire when I read it, but apparently this is for real. http://planetivy.co.uk/offbeat/52058/senior-catholic-priest-says-gay-men-can-marry-lesbians/ … [Read more...]

Arrogant Atheists?

This is more than two months old, but I still think this is interesting. https://blogs.elon.edu/servingatheists/?p=1535 What's interesting to me is that, according to these survey results, there is a certain symmetry between, on the one hand, theistic stereotypes about atheists, and, on the other hand, atheistic stereotypes about theists.   Dominant Theistic View Dominant Atheistic View Morality of "Other" Side Atheists are less moral than theists Atheists are as or … [Read more...]

An Astonishingly Bad Argument against Gay Marriage

Over at The Christian Post, General Jerry Ralph Curry gives an astonishingly bad argument against gay marriage. Should SCOTUS actually declare homosexuality a civil right, it logically follows that polygamy, pedophilia and bestiality would one day also be declared a civil right by the Court. In spite of society’s thirst for more modernism, inclusiveness and diversity, who would want to live in the midst of such moral depravity? . . . (emphasis mine) Umm, in a word, "No." With all due … [Read more...]

If Theistic Belief Caused Gay Sex, Would There Be More Atheists?

I've been reading the reactions to the pair of SCOTUS rulings on gay marriage by religious conservatives. If you agree with these authors, the SCOTUS rulings mean "the end of marriage" and a number of other doomsday predictions for this modern jurisprudence apocalypse. This got me wondering. In light of how gay marriage (and homosexuality in general) horrifies religious conservatives, what would happen if theistic belief caused gay sex? Would there be more atheists? … [Read more...]

Woman Being Denied U.S. Citizenship Because Her Morality Doesn’t Come from Religion

See here and here. (HT: Evan Fales) Amazing. As someone else pointed out to me, "It seems that Immigration is ignorant of the ('68? 69?) Supreme Court Seeger decision." … [Read more...]

Defending a liberal approach to raising good citizens (rejecting religious-authority-based approaches)

My interview from West Midland's Faith Forum (one year after the riots). … [Read more...]

Some Thoughts on Robert Gagnon’s “Secular Case against Cultural Endorsement of Homosexual Behavior”

I’ve often suspected that the only valid* reasons for opposing homosexual behavior were religious ones, so I was very interested to read Gagnon’s self-described “secular case.” I view it as a “good thing” that religious opponents even feel the need to offer a “secular case” because there was a time when a list of Bible verses probably would have been sufficient to settle the matter. So what are his secular objections to homosexual behavior? 1) The nature argument. Marriage … [Read more...]


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