Data! Data! Data! [Blogathon 12/12]

This post is number twelve of twelve for the Secular Student Alliance Blogathon.  I'm responding to comments in the "Go Ahead, Tell Me What's Wrong with Homosexuality" thread all day.  You can read an explanation of the Blogathon and a pitch for donations (even if you're religious) here.At 9am this morning, we kicked of this blogathon on homosexuality with methodological questions about statistics and social science, and that's how we're going to fracking end it!William Saletan is c … [Read more...]

Are Civil Rights Asymmetrical? [Blogathon 7/12]

This post is number seven of twelve for the Secular Student Alliance Blogathon.  I'm responding to comments in the "Go Ahead, Tell Me What's Wrong with Homosexuality" thread all day.  You can read an explanation of the Blogathon and a pitch for donations (even if you're religious) here. In the last two posts, I was focusing on what kind of data would make us think that gay marriage was a bad idea, but I think there's a different question lurking in the background.  Why are we on … [Read more...]

Let’s assume gay marriages were really worse, ctd… [Blogathon 6/12]

This post is number six of twelve for the Secular Student Alliance Blogathon.  I'm responding to comments in the "Go Ahead, Tell Me What's Wrong with Homosexuality" thread all day.  You can read an explanation of the Blogathon and a pitch for donations (even if you're religious) here.  Ah, but in my pleasure in quoting Waugh to make a mathematical point in the last Blogathon post, I skipped answering the actual question the commenters had asked. "If the marginal impact o … [Read more...]

Let’s assume gay marriages were really worse… [Blogathon 5/12]

This post is number five of twelve for the Secular Student Alliance Blogathon.  I'm responding to comments in the "Go Ahead, Tell Me What's Wrong with Homosexuality" thread all day.  You can read an explanation of the Blogathon and a pitch for donations (even if you're religious) here. This point came up a couple of times during the thread, so there's not any specific comment I want to link back to. Some of the Christians wanted to know if gay marriages actually turned out to be … [Read more...]

“We know where great sex is; we don’t know where great sex isn’t” [Blogathon 3/12]

This post is number three of twelve for the Secular Student Alliance Blogathon.  I'm responding to comments in the "Go Ahead, Tell Me What's Wrong with Homosexuality" thread all day.  You can read an explanation of the Blogathon and a pitch for donations (even if you're religious) here. I've done two posts of comments I disagreed with.   Now here's one from Jerry I quite liked. To paraphrase (butcher?) a common phrase: we know where great sex is; we don’t know where great sex is … [Read more...]

Is there something rotten in the state of Denmark?

In my Catholic blog folder, I found a link to an Telegraph article that said LGBT activists have done what the sky-is-falling conservatives have always claimed: they're won the "right" to force churches to conduct gay weddings.  Here's the Telegraph's writeup: The country's parliament voted through the new law on same-sex marriage by a large majority, making it mandatory for all churches to conduct gay marriages.Denmark's church minister, Manu Sareen, called the vote "historic"."I think … [Read more...]

My Radical Homosexual Agenda for the Military

Mark Shea is in agreement with Rod Dreher that Obama and the Dems are mounting a serious assault on the religious liberty of military chaplains. Quoth Dreher (quoting the news first):The Obama administration “strongly objects” to provisions in a House defense authorization bill that would prohibit the use of military property for same-sex “marriage or marriage-like” ceremonies, and protect military chaplains from negative repercussions for refusing to perform ceremonies that conflict with the … [Read more...]


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