One of the alleged benefits of NBA player Jason Collins coming out of the closet is that it will contradict the stereotype of the effeminate homosexual. At the same time homosexuals want us to believe that homosexuality is biologic and not just a choice. Well I’ve got news for the homosexual lobby. They are trying to have it both ways. Some of the strongest evidence that homosexuality is biologic is that it is generally accompanied by other traits. Low and behold, effeminate boys often grow up to be gay men. So the reason there is a stereotypes is because it happens to be true, something I’m sure most gays intuitively understand. So the gay lobby needs to make up its mind. Do they want to abolish stereotypes or do you want people to acknowledge that homosexuality is biologic? They can’t have it both ways.
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In the TAC post below, a few people wanted to blame Ron Unz for the direction of TAC on the gay “marriage” issue. As I said in the comments of that post, it might be fair to blame Unz for some change in the direction of TAC on immigration, but otherwise Unz seems to me fairly ecclectic and focused on his own pet issues. I think the more unified message of moderation coming from TAC recently is likely Wick Allison’s influence (and/or his daughter Maisie).
This diverse tradition provides a historical context for the forthcoming ballot initiative. One fact immediately stands out: views of homosexuality have varied, views of marriage have varied, but there has never been a human society, past or present, which authorized homosexual marriages. For the United States to legalize gay marriages would be an act unprecedented in all recorded history.
The reason is simple.
Marriage has generally served the role of providing a stable home environment for the young biological children of the married couple, and this implies a man and a woman.
On gay marriage, Unz is not the problem.
Tom Piatak has called out TAC for their generally less than conservative coverage of the gay “marriage” debate.
There is, of course, nothing conservative about support for gay marriage. Gay marriage is an utter novelty, with no historical precedent. Gay marriage seeks to enshrine homosexual acts, but those acts have always been condemned as immoral by Christianity, a condemnation echoed by most other religions and reflected in American law until only recently. Gay marriage also completely severs marriage from procreation, even though marriage and the families it naturally creates have been the means by which human culture is formed and transmitted.
Gay marriage is not only antithetical to Christianity. It is antithetical to the natural law, to tradition, even to Darwin. Those arguing for it should at least have the decency to drop the pretense that they are conservatives.
I have made the same observation that Tom has. Most of the articles at TAC have been tut-tutting social conservatives for botching the debate rather than calling the gay “marriage” supporters out for being advocates of Godlessness. I have a comment pending on this post stating as much. We’ll see if it makes the cut.
Update: My comment did make the cut. Here it is: “I’ve got an idea. How ’bout someone at a magazine that calls itself conservative actually bemoan the fact that America is becoming a secular Godless wasteland and call for national repentance and revival instead of tut-tutting social conservatives. Whatever faults the socons have, and they have many, they are not the problem here. The problem is our culture that is more and more rejecting God’s Word.”
In February they ran this article by Jon Huntsman arguing that gay “marriage” is conservative. Whatever gay “marriage” may be, conservative is not one of them. This was my comment on that thread:
If you had a room full of very bright conservatives and you told them to brainstorm and come up with the most radical idea possible, it would be difficult to come up with an idea more radical than gay “marriage.” That gay marriage is somehow conservative is so preposterous it is difficult to hold back a snicker.
This post recently appeared on Dale Peterson’s Facebook page. It is a bit cryptic, but take from it what you will.
Dale’s wife, Kathy, here. For some time, I have been posting updates to Dale’s facebook page. Today, due to circumstances only the real Big Guy understands, Dale is going off line. God bless all of you for supporting my buddy. He definitely is worth every ounce of support each of you can muster. BTW, we celebrated our 35th anniversary last Monday. I love my “cowboy” so much. As for me, we are a team and our country, state and grand children are worth the fight. While Dale is fighting the problem that is confounding his memory, he has passed the baton to me. This is about all of us. Never quit on your partner and never quit on your country. Go to Kathy-Peterson for further updates. Kathy Peterson
What is going on here! Remember Dale Paterson? He was the Alabama Ag Commission candidate with the gun toting videos. See here. Well he has been arrested for shoplifting?! Twice?! There has got to be some sort of back story here? Is the guy having financial problems? Does he have some sort of mental illness? Is he an alcoholic? This is just insane. The guy endorsed Herman Cain, which knocked him down a notch or two in my book, but I still loved the way he horrified Blues. I pray that he gets whatever issues he has settled.
Update: Here is Peterson’s explanation for the peanut (second) incident. It’s plausible. Maybe he is getting a little senile. Maybe the Powers That Be are out to get him. From what I have read on Facebook from a few people who say they know him, apparently he is a bit eccentric/peculiar, but this is out of character. Anyway, I hope this gets worked out because I want Peterson to stay on the scene.
Rob Portman is often mentioned as a potential VP candidate. Some had him as the favorite to be Romney’s pick. He is sometimes mentioned as a possible Presidential candidate. Well I guess he doesn’t want to be either. He has come out in support of gay “marriage.” Gay “marriage” has been gaining acceptance in our increasingly degenerate and Godless culture, but this will still cost him a Republican VP or Presidential nomination.
At the time, my position on marriage for same-sex couples was rooted in my faith tradition that marriage is a sacred bond between a man and a woman. Knowing that my son is gay prompted me to consider the issue from another perspective: that of a dad who wants all three of his kids to lead happy, meaningful lives with the people they love, a blessing Jane and I have shared for 26 years.
I wrestled with how to reconcile my Christian faith with my desire for Will to have the same opportunities to pursue happiness and fulfillment as his brother and sister. Ultimately, it came down to the Bible’s overarching themes of love and compassion and my belief that we are all children of God.
Please spare me the amateur theologizing. This is so easily dismantled it’s sad he would write such drivel. The Bible clearly and explicitly condemns homosexual behavior. This is not debatable. Those who argue otherwise are either fools or sophists. Obviously, it is understood that “married” gay couples will not be celibate. Therefore gay “marriage” is what our Catholic friends would call “an occasion to sin,” beyond the fact that it is a semantic impossibility. (Gay “marriage” is like dry water or a sober drunk. The meaning of the one precludes the other. Hence my use of quotes around marriage.) So supporting gay “marriage” is supporting an occasion to sin. If we grant that some people are born with a disposition towards homosexuality, something I don’t deny, then Biblically they have two options. Attempt to make a go of it as a heterosexual within the confines of a traditional marriage or remain celibate. If you don’t like this don’t get mad at me. Take it up with God. I didn’t make the rules. He did. The idea that we can paper over the fact that God condemns sin by simply invoking God’s love is sophistry, and Portman knows it. Can we likewise paper over thievery? False witness? Adultery?
“a dad who wants all three of his kids to lead happy, meaningful lives with the people they love”
I assume by ” happy” and “meaningful” he means married with the implied sexual activity that comes with that. So this Christian father is clearly hoping his son continues to engage in sin. A proper Christian father ought to be hoping and praying that his son turns from his wicked ways and repents lest he imperil his immortal soul. What kind of fool Christian father wants his son to continue in sin?
If you support gay “marriage” because you have swallowed the liberal premise of equality as the highest good, then too bad but so be it. But please spare me the armchair theologizing that attempts to give Christian cover to an apology for sin.
Recently, a school in the once great state of Maryland offered counseling to students “troubled” by a classmate eating pastry into the shape of a gun. You might think his offense was kind of silly, but the school considered the seven year old students triggering action a “Level 3” violation of the following code:
This is a Steve Stockman Facebook post. I am passing it along here for two reasons. Because it is interesting in its own right, and because it illustrates just how depraved some left-wingers are. The conservatives who wring their hands about the unthinking mindless right (with some justification) need to get out more. Go take a look at what passes for discussion at Daily Kos for example. I see this sort of viciousness a lot more from the left.
This is typical of the messages I have been receiving from anti-gun activists. (I have edited it to remove profanity.)Message Body:
Mary was a wh-re
Jesus was a hack
Guns are for guys who have small d–ks.
You are a c-ntWhile comments coming into my office are 25 to 1 in favor of gun rights, the minority of anti-gun comments are usually vulgar, explicit and many are often violent.
We have received numerous violent threats from anti-gun activists. They have threatened to kill me, kill my staff and shoot and blow up the Capitol — all in the name of gun control.
Their comments, and screen caps, are being forwarded to Capitol Police. My staff will be advised how to deal with the violent phone threats from anti-gun activists.
I have never been hostile to Wendell Berry, but I have never quite understood the veneration some crunchy con/Front Porch Republic types seem to have for the guy. Well now he has come out rather obnoxiously for gay marriage and some conservatives are disappointed to say the least.
“If I were one of a homosexual couple — the same as I am one of a heterosexual couple — I would place my faith and hope in the mercy of Christ, not in the judgment of Christians,” Berry said.
Um Wendell, the Bible condemns homosexual behavior as a sin. The Church has recognized this from the beginning as did Jews before them. Under Jewish law, a law Christians believe was written by God Himself, homosexual acts were a capital offense. That’s pretty serious business.
Of course all Christians place their “faith and hope in the mercy of Christ,” but they don’t get to rewrite the rule book based on modern PC sensibilities. How silly does Berry’s quote sound when we replace homosexuality with some other sins that haven’t yet gotten the PC reprieve.
If I were an adulterer I would place my faith and hope in the mercy of Christ, not in the judgment of Christians.
If I were a thief I would place my faith and hope in the mercy of Christ, not in the judgement of Christians.
This is true, adulterers and thieves should place their faith and hope in the mercy of Christ. It is the only hope they have. But they don’t get to write thievery and adultery out of the list of things condemned by the Bible and go on about their adultering and thieving ways.
The good news is that five racial socialists have been sent to jail for attacking unsuspecting restaurant patrons. The bad news? For starters, the perpetrators benefited from free legal aid from attorneys who agree with the attackers’ notion that anyone branded a “racist” has no rights, so an attack on them is justified.
While the authorities who handled the case did not openly embrace the attackers’ ideology, they definitely failed to prosecute the thugs with the vigor they should have, as Nicholas Stix explains in this disturbing and eye-opening article.
Particularly ominous is that supporters of the “antifa” (anti-fascist) bullies who commited this assault openly brag about violently confronting anyone they deem “racist.” The Anti Racist Action goons entered the Tinley Park restaurant yelling, “Hey, bitches, the ARA is going to f— up this place.” One “anti-racist” web site said this about the Tinley Park attack: “The Five heroically showed that these [racist] groups have to be crushed sooner than later.” Here’s an account of their “heroic” action:
Panic shot through the small Tinley Park restaurant as quickly as the stream of determined, black-clad assailants marched in, clubs and hammers in hand.
The wide-eyed hostess frantically dialed 911. Old men leapt from their tables and grabbed chairs to fend off the surprise attack.
Instantly batons and fists were flying, launching food, plates and chaos. In less than two minutes, the attackers headed for the doors, fighting off customers and restaurant staff into the parking lot.
Ten people were injured, at least three of them needing staples to close bloody head wounds.
An unpublished restaurant security video viewed by the Tribune of the bizarre Saturday afternoon melee had no sound — but it screams with images of fear and aggression.
Men in their twenties hide behind masks so they can launch a sneak attack on elderly victims. Yeah – real heroic. But the attackers were motivated by noble intentions, you see. They saw the attack as a “pre-emptive” action against “racism.”
That’s the toxic thinking that led to this crime. Now we have the added incitement of Tarantino’s “Django,” in which, as one enthusiastic viewer wrote, an ex-slave “triumphs over white supremacists.” As if that wasn’t sufficiently blood-curdling, here are tweets from viewers who openly call for the murder of whites after viewing the movie.
No wonder folks are arming themselves these days.
You can’t make this stuff up. At some point I registered at Daily Kos so I could make a comment, probably on some Ron Paul post, so I periodically get e-mails from them. I haven’t unsubscribed because I like seeing what the other side is up to. Today I got an e-mail blaring this in the subject line: “Pope gives special holiday hate speech against gays because it’s Christmas.”
I have a news flash for the author, Kaili Joy Gray: the Pope is a Christian, and Christians have always condemned homosexual behavior because the Bible condemns homosexual behavior and Christians believe the Bible is a Holy Book, God’s Word. Is that really so hard to understand? The liberal “tolerance” Gestapo won’t be happy until ever Christian denounces their belief. Notice the disrespectful and “hateful” tone of her rant. (It would be paying it more respect than it deserves to call it an article.) And note that Daily Kos chose this nugget to highlight with their e-mail. How small-minded is the new PC left?
In the name of “racial justice,” a North Carolina judge has overturned the death sentences of three murderers. Here’s an introduction to the “victims of racism” the court has spared:
A Cumberland County judge has sentenced three death row inmates to life in prison without possibility for parole after finding that racial discrimination in jury selection played a key role in securing their death sentences.
Judge Gregory Weeks issued the ruling on Thursday for Tilmon Golphin, Christina Walters and Quintel Augustine after the challenged their sentences under the 2009 Racial Justice Act.
Walters was convicted of killing two women in a gang initiation ritual. Golphin was convicted of murdering two law enforcement officers at a traffic stop. Augustine was convicted of killing a Fayetteville police officer.
Commenting on the case, Ken Rose of the Center for Death Penalty Litigation proclaimed that the ruling proves “our capital punishment system is infected by racial bias.”
But if that’s true, then SOMEONE had to commit an act of racial bias. Who was it? What exactly did this person do that demonstrated racial bias? Is Mr. Rose going to prosecute that person?
Or is it possible that no single perpetrator can be identified because “racism” is what defines Western society? I think that’s what Rose is claiming. He’s not alone – that argument can be found here. And if that is the case, then the entire fabric of Western culture must be dismantled. Private property, the right of association, inheritance, any aspect of a free society that results in a “disparate impact” for protected minorities is a target.
We are racing toward Third-World anarchy.
On Christian Cultural Marxism. Russell Moore and other Useful Idiots.
By Walter Everly (reprinted from Invetors’ News)
During the recent debates surrounding the firing of John Derbyshire from National Review for writing the politically incorrect truth that everyone knows to be true, many people began to notice what others had noticed for a long time: the function of Conservativism Inc. (i.e. mainstream “conservatism”) is not to battle the left but to police the real right.
On a recent email list, this line of thought got people to thinking: perhaps the same is true for Conservative Christianity Inc. (i.e. mainstream “conservative” Christianity). Perhaps the purpose of Conservative Christianity Inc. is not to battle the left but to silence and mislead conservative Christians. What’s most notable is that many so-called conservative Christian leaders today peddle what is essentially Cultural Marxism repackaged as “Christianity,” and the sheeple uncritically consume it.
While the candidates for such sinister work are many (neocon Timothy Dolan, John Piper, Richard Land, Leith Anderson, et al.), here I will focus on Russell D. Moore, Dean of the School of Theology and Senior Vice President for Academic Administration at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS), since many conservatives have been criticizing him recently, and, most importantly, since The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is supposed to be one of the more conservative Baptist seminaries in the USA.
Where to begin? Much could be said about Russell Moore’s subtle anti-Western assumptions, but here I’ll focus on some of his more egregious positions.
1) On the issue of immigration, “Russell Moore has sided with the Third World and against the West,” as others have noted. Moore openly supports the Third World invasion of Western countries, esp. the USA. Employing the censorship methods of Cultural Marxists, Moore thinks that discussions should be prohibited that relate to immigrants driving down American wages or immigrants draining social services. Moore has gone so far as to write a resolution criticizing European Americans who oppose their own dispossession from the institutions their ancestors built. The conservative Christian blog the Dow Blog has published extensively how Moore’s position resembles not traditional Christianity but Cultural Marxism, a stated purpose of which is the dispossession of Europeans worldwide. See Pt. I, Pt. II, Pt. III. (Patrick Cleburne comments here, here, here, and here.)
2) A second facet of Moore’s Cultural Marxism is his fanatical support of transracial adoption (vide Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families & Churches), which in essence tells Westerners to forsake their own inclusive fitness for the sake of non-Westerners. When Part Robertson sensibly stated, “You do not have to take on somebody else’s problems,” implicitly criticizing all the nutjob multicult Christians running off to Africa or Haiti to adopt black children, Moore went into crybaby PC meltdown. Here, Moore doesn’t even conceal his own pathetic ethnomasochism. As implied by conservative Christian blogger Generation5 (here and here), Moore’s fanatical support of transracial adoption is a betrayal of traditional Christian realism and a championing of Cultural Marxism.
3) Another recent example of Moore’s Cultural Marxism is his opposition to laws opposing the Islamification of Western countries. This is what Louis Pauwels has called “Mental AIDS,” where, as with real AIDS one’s body cannot distinguish between what’s beneficial and harmful, infected Christians do not oppose a religion that clearly seeks to replace Christianity.
4) The list could go on and on. For instance, Moore seems to support the Cultural Marxist line that “race is unimportant,” although traditional Christianity always recognized racial differences and thought race mattered. Nonetheless, Moore is quick to label his opponents with the Cultural Marxist charge of “racism.” More recently, people who follow Moore’s Twitter feed told me that Moore has been going on rants about “white supremacist Darwinists.” Moore must subscribe to Trotskyite Lysenkoism? Or Liberal Creationism? In reality, from what I can see, most of the anti-Moore criticism seems to come from conservative Christians. On Twitter recently Moore has even gone so far as to invite the radical black-liberation preacher CJ Rhodes to visit SBTS (with free room and board!) and suggested to him that he get a degree at SBTS with a focus in “black church.” What about white church, Russ? What about Pro-Western Christianity? Oh yea, ethnomasochism. The now left-wing SBTS must be going the way of Jeremiah Wright!
Of course, all of this does not mean that Moore is a conscious Cultural Marxist; he probably has never even read anything written by Cultural Marxists. Rather, Moore has probably imbibed Cultural Marxist ideas from popular culture and has then repackaged them as Christian.
People on an email list have suggested that Moore might suffer from pathological altruism, ethnomasochism, or pathetic beta maleness. People in the field of theology have told me that Moore isn’t the brightest person, so, regardless of his condition, I suspect he’s uncritically repackaging Cultural Marxist platitudes as Christian, which raises the bigger question: Why is someone so grossly incompetent the Dean of the School of Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary?
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, moving in the direction of the Rainbow Coalition, no longer seems to be a beacon of traditional Baptist Christianity it once was and the truly devout should be weary about studying there.
Russell Moore has really been drinking the Cultural Marxist Kool-Aid. He seems to have mistaken Cultural Marxism for traditional Christianity. Poor guy. Here’s a recent tweet referring to this article as “white supremacist, hyper-Darwinist, anti-orphan eugenics propaganda” and another referring to it as being promoted by a “group of white supremacist eugenicists.” Moore here is deliberately trying to mislead his followers, since, as I noted previously, most of the anti-Moore criticism comes from conservative Christians. Seriously, Russ, take a deep breath, stop with the maudlin hyperventilation, watch this video (everyone’s talking about it), purify your mind of all the politically correct clichés that you’ve imbibed from Cultural Marxism, and at least try to be rational. *Yawn*
Articles emailed by a reader:
James Edwards: “A Biblical Perspective on Immigration Policy”
Generation5: “Reconsidering Interracial Adoption”
Nil Desperandum: “Bloodlines: John Piper’s Assault on the Hereditary Family”
Nil Desperandum: “A Response to Dr. Moore’s Opinions on Immigration and Race”
David Opperman: “A Defense of Traditional Christianity”
Peter Dodds: “International Adoption: In Whose Best Interest?”
Jared Taylor: “Pathological Altruism”
Shame on Augusta National. They have caved. While they deserve credit for not caving 10 years ago when the pressure was really on, this still feels like a delayed cave, an attempt to save face while still giving in to the forces of PC. I also don’t get why any self-respecting woman would accept the invitation to become an obvious token. But then, whoever thought Condi Rice had any self-respect. If she did, she wouldn’t have shilled for Bush’s stupid war.
At the recent League of the South National Conference in Alabama (see video here), I talked about the Tea Party’s utter failure to conduct and carry out a real campaign for liberty. Indeed, as I pointed out in my talk, the Tea Party is little more than a tool of the Republican party and the National Security state. One example: politicians the Tea Party helped elect have supported legislation that expands and consolidates the central government’s power over us, such as the Cybersecurity Intelligence Sharing And Protection Act, which gives the government the authority to monitor all online communications in the name of national security. That’s a helluva way to protect our rights.
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Below is an e-mail from Judge Moore:
We are going August 1 in support of Mr. Cathy and their stand – will you?
JUDGE ROY MOORE AND THE FOUNDATION FOR MORAL LAW SUPPORT CHICK-FIL-A’S STANCE ON MARRIAGE
Montgomery (AL) Judge Roy Moore and the Foundation for Moral Law support Chick-fil-A and the Cathy family for their stand for traditional marriage.
Judge Moore stated that, “Marriage between one man and one woman is an institution ordained by God and is the foundation of the family, upon which the future of our nation rests. Like the great majority of the Country, Alabama has recognized in its law that marriage, to be valid, can only occur between one man and one woman.”
At a time when moral values are under attack by a philosophy which contradicts everything upon which our Country began, it is encouraging to see Chick-fil-A boldly stand for truth and virtue in our society.
The Foundation for Moral Law, a national non-profit legal organization, is located in Montgomery, Alabama, and is dedicated to restoring the knowledge of God in law and government through litigation and education relating to moral issues and religious liberty cases.
There is an campaign underway to encourage people to eat at Chick-fil-A on Wednesday as a show of support against the bullies in the homosexual lobby.
I hadn’t heard about this until my preacher announced it in church this morning. Judging by the response, Chick-fil-A is going to be very crowded on Wednesday.
In a couple of posts below I commended Chick-fil-A and the Boy Scouts of America for standing-up to the PC bullies. This sort of grandstanding PC bullying is an effort to intimidate any person, company, organization, etc. who might consider transgressing PC rightthink into remaining silent. There is also a flip-side to these grandstanding PC condemnations of wrongthinkers. It is the public act or statement intended to display just how much of a rightthinker someone is. Enter Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com. He’s giving 2.5 million to the efforts to defeat an anti-gay “marriage” referendum in Washington state. Expect more of this “How dare you be a wrongthinker!” and “Look at what a rightthinker I am!” grandstanding in the future.
Remember the anarchist/antifa gang that tried to blow up a Cleveland bridge last May? Their goal was to boost the Occupy movement. (Not sure how that was supposed to work, but as you can see from their pictures, these boys can’t be firing on all cylinders. Maybe Arthur Jensen could tweak Spearman’s hypothesis to account for the low IQ of these Occupy types.)
Anthony Hayne was brought into the court room wearing street clothes instead of the usual prison orange. Emotions were running high as what many of the supporters and loved ones feared the most unfolded before our eyes. Around 9:30 AM Anthony Hayne formally entered into a cooperating plea agreement with the government on the basis that he was found guilty on all three charges. The judge seemed hesitant about Hayne’s move, as it included a mandatory minimum sentence of roughly 16-20 years in prison (188-235 months served). The exact amount of time served would be dependent on the level of cooperation with the government. Formal sentencing will not occur until the trial is concluded.
As the Cleveland 5 support group, as friends and loved ones of all of them, we are shocked by his decision. Particularly by his decision to enter into a plea that would, by its nature, require the exchange of information that would implicate and/or potentially make worse the case of his other co-defendants. As this is and will remain a political case, we can no longer express support and advocacy on the behalf of Anthony.
Reckon Hayne will have to turn in his black hoodie?