Charles Colson says he’s always been civil toward ‘the lavender shirt mob’

Faith in Public Life’s Nick Sementelli says “Chuck Colson Doesn’t Like the Truth About His Homophobic Record.” GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) listed Colson in their recently launched “Commentator Accountability Project” which “aims to put critical information about frequent anti-gay interviewees into the hands of newsrooms, editors, hosts and reporters.” As Sementelli reports, [Read More…]

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Trayvon Martin: The killing of an American child

Frances Robles of the Miami Herald reports that the “U.S. Department of Justice, FBI and FDLE to probe Trayvon Martin killing“: The U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and the FBI will investigate the killing of Miami Gardens teenager Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer, the department announced late Monday. The announcement coincided [Read More…]

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Red Hill Mining Town

“Given a choice between the two, I wonder which we’d be more inclined to frequent — the church with the bouncer-pastor, or the bar with the pastor-bouncer.” “The Ten Commandments monument that was the focus of the 2005 Supreme Court case Van Orden v. Perry was one of Cecil B. DeMille’s very first attempts at [Read More…]

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Trying to change the world with lies

“The Jimmy McNulty Gambit” is a fascinating post from Aaron Bady that ties together several disparate things while also provoking thought in several different directions. I’m going to quote from it quite a bit here, but you really should go read the whole thing. Here’s the beginning: In season five of The Wire, Jimmy McNulty [Read More…]

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‘Personhood’ laws and the abolition of birthdays

On June 8, 1989, I went out to a bar for a drink after class. Had I done the same thing the previous night it would have been a crime, because that was the day before my 21st birthday, and the legal drinking age here in Pennsylvania is 21. That age is calculated from one’s [Read More…]

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Happy 100th Birthday to Bayard Rustin

Yesterday was the 100th birthday of civil rights genius Bayard Rustin. Alvin McEwen quotes the following, from the National Black Justice Coalition: Saturday, March 17, 2012, will mark the 100th birthday of the late civil rights activist Bayard Rustin. Rustin was a proud Black gay man who was an indispensable architect of the Civil Rights [Read More…]

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ALEC model legislation, No. 5

I haven’t heard whether the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council has yet proposed the following as the next popular trend for state legislatures. But if not yet, it’s only a matter of time. This is the next logical step for Virginia, Texas, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, etc. If any man’s wife goes astray and is unfaithful [Read More…]

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Sunday favorites

Acts 4:32-35 Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common. With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. [Read More…]

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