“Shut Up, Bigot!”: Civil Rights and Same-Sex Marriage

Apr 14, 2016 by

by Ben R Crenshaw, Public Discourse: Supporters of “same-sex marriage” claim that its opponents are bigots, like racists or misogynists, whose views should not be tolerated in the public square. In fact, marriage traditionalists are not bigoted but rather are realistic and honest about what marriage actually is. In a Public Discourse essay last year, “Shut Up, Bigot!”: The Intolerance of Tolerance, I addressed how defenders of marriage are often called bigots for holding the view that marriage...

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Let’s hit the terrorists where it hurts

Mar 25, 2016 by

by Brendan O’Neill, spiked: The barbarism in Brussels, a grotesque, misanthropic assault on flyers and commuters, has sent shockwaves through Europe. Many feel scared. Will London be next? Or Paris again? There’s already heated talk about what needs to change after the Brussels bloodshed. Perhaps border controls in Europe should be tightened. Given that the airport bombings took place in the check-in area, before security, maybe we need security checks at the very entrances to airports....

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How about we ‘defend European values’ by not arresting people who say stupid things?

Mar 25, 2016 by

by Brendan O’Neill, Spectator: After terrorist outrages like the one in Brussels, our leaders always say the same thing: ‘We must defend European values against these evil killers.’ It seems the Metropolitan Police didn’t get the memo. For they have just arrested someone — actually arrested someone — for tweeting something unpleasant about the Brussels attack, in the process trampling their coppers’ boots all over what is surely, or at least ought to be, the most important European value...

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Gay activists seek to ban new movie ‘Pink’ depicting kids suffering from gay adoption

Mar 12, 2016 by

by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, LifeSite: A new motion picture now showing in Mexican theaters is exposing the public for the first time to a relentlessly realistic depiction of the dangers and harm suffered by children adopted by homosexual couples. Pink: It’s not what they say it is, which debuted on two hundred screens this weekend in the Cinemex chain of theaters, is the story of a homosexual couple who adopt a boy, inevitably exposing him to the chaos and confusion generated by their...

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Bruce or Caitlyn?

Feb 19, 2016 by

From FRC: Dismantling freedom in the name of freedom is the paradoxical goal of the transgender movement. Stella Morabito, a senior contributor at The Federalist, made that quite clear in her policy lecture at FRC yesterday on “Bruce or Caitlyn? Why Everyone Should Care About the Transgender Movement.” Morabito argued that the extreme individualism of the transgender movement actually facilitates the growth of the state, which takes from society’s mediating institutions (such...

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We must defend these ‘rapists’ – or YOU will be locked up next

Feb 14, 2016 by

by Peter Hitchens, Mailonline: This is the way we lose our freedom, through the semi-secret decisions of boot-faced bureaucrats and the slavish obedience of over-zealous policemen. Almost nobody cares about the presumption of innocence until it affects them personally, but it is actually far more important to British liberty than the freedom to vote, let alone the miserable Human Rights Act. As long as the State has to prove you are guilty before throwing you into prison, you are safe. As soon...

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