Paglia: Duck Dynasty uproar ‘utterly fascist, utterly Stalinist’

    Daily Caller: The suspension of Phil Robertson from A&E’s Duck Dynasty is outrageous in a nation that values freedom, according to social critic and openly gay, dissident feminist Camille Paglia. “I speak with authority here, because I was openly gay before the ‘Stonewall rebellion,’ when it cost you something to be so. And I personally feel as a libertarian that people have the right to free thought and free speech,” Paglia, a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, said on Laura Ingraham’s radio show Thursday.


  • Posted: 12/20/2013
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: dailycaller.com

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Suspension of ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Phil Robertson a Threat to Free Marketplace of Ideas? | Christian Post

Duck Dynasty fans rally after Phil suspended by A&E | Baptist Standard

Reaction builds over Robertson’s suspension from ‘Duck Dynasty’ | TheNewsStar.com (Gannett)

“Lockheed Martin Ends Boy Scout Funding Over Policy on Gays”

A&E Ducks From Protecting Its Dynasty Star’s Free Speech | Austin R. Nimocks

Scotland pushes to bring lingering religious divides into the open

Associate pastor says ‘Hutch’ left legacy

Flashback: A&E Tried to Cut ‘Jesus’ from ‘Duck Dynasty’ Family Prayers

    True Revolt: In an interview in April 2013, Phil Robertson told Sports Spectrum TV that A&E Network had attempted to cut mention of “Jesus” from the “Duck Dynasty” family prayer at the end of the show, but that he had fought them and won. “So they would just have me saying, ‘Thank you Lord for the food, thank you for loving us. Amen,” Robertson related. “So I said, ‘Why would you cut out ‘In Jesus’ name?’ They said, ‘Well those editors are probably doing that. They just think that they don’t want to offend some of the Muslims or something.”


  • Posted: 12/19/2013
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.truthrevolt.org

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ADF stands with Phil Robertson’s right to free speech

“85% Americans Support Christian Photographer Who Refused Gay Wedding Assignment As Case Moves On” | Global Dispatch

“Christian Photog Who Refused to Shoot Gay Wedding Finds Widespread Support” | Charisma News

Meet the co-parents

Ultimately There Will Be No Option for Silence or the Sidelines. You Will Be Made To Care. | Red State

“Dear Phil Robertson: Tell A&E To Go To Hell” | Rod Dreher at American Conservative

Gallup: Record high fear ‘big government’

A&E ‘indefinitely’ Suspends Duck Dynasty Star For Comments About Homosexuality

Md/Del. Baptists affirm biblical marriage

It’s a Man’s World, and It Always Will Be | Camille Paglia at Time

Abortion hurts: Walking with women, saving lives and our cultural soul.

‘Duck Dynasty’ Star: A Vagina Is ‘More Desirable Than A Man’s Anus’

State Attorneys General File Brief in Support of Christians Ordered to Shoot Same-Sex Ceremonies | ChristianNews.Net

“Christmas Is More Cultural Than Religious For Many” | AP

Girl Guide Group Faces Expulsion After Refusing To Drop God From Promise

“Being Against Gay Marriage Doesn’t Make You a Homophobe”

Is Putin One of Us? | Pat Buchanan at CNSNews

    Pat Buchanan at CNSNews: Is Vladimir Putin a paleoconservative? In the culture war for mankind’s future, is he one of us? While such a question may be blasphemous in Western circles, consider the content of the Russian president’s state of the nation address. With America clearly in mind, Putin declared, “In many countries today, moral and ethical norms are being reconsidered.”


  • Posted: 12/17/2013
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  • Category: Global: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.cnsnews.com

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Poll: Americans’ Belief in God Is Strong–But Declining

Yes, you will work for me: Will high court hear First Amendment case? | One News Now

Talking on What Is Marriage? | NRO interviews Robert George

The European crusade against Christianity | Voice of Russia

The Marriage Gap: Think again, men

Pa. Methodist minister refuses to surrender credentials over same-sex wedding

Sons of Divorce: School shooters all from homes with an absent dad | W. Bradford Wilcox at NRO

3 of 4 Belgians Support Child Euthanasia With No Age Limit

Fatherlessness Harms the Brain, Neurobiologists Find

Liberals discuss the need to end ‘Christian privilege’ in the name of religious freedom

67% Say Christmas Should Be More About Jesus Than Santa Claus | Ramussen

The Marriage Divide: We should address the cultural causes of income inequality. | Mona Charen

“Colorado judge suppresses Christian’s free speech in favor of gay rights” | Examiner.com

“Anti-Christian Persecution: Christians Forced out of Business in Colorado and New Mexico” | Catholic Online

Colorado ruling takes the cake: Activist court cooks up a new rule to undermine religion | Washington Times Editorial

Small govt libertarians want same-sex marriage. But only Big Govt can enforce it.

In a class by themselves: Home-schooled girls easily dispatch both chauvinism and feminism | Robert Knight

Evangelical Retreat? | Russell D. Moore at First Things

US show ‘spreading the gospel of polyamory’

CNN: Rick Warren’s views on homosexuality

Culture wars: Holiday struggle over public spaces still very much alive (+video)

Rasmussen: Military Women in Combat? What Do Voters Think?

Rising Riches: 1 In 5 In Us Reaches Affluence

Cohabitation’s Mixed Effects on Long-Term Unions

More Signs That Us Births May Have Stopped Falling

“Colorado School Official Backs Transgender Remark” | AP

“The straight line from marriage equality to divorce equality”

“Gay Weddings 17 Percent Of Washington Marriages” | AP

Conservatives Love ‘merry Christmas.’ Liberals Don’t Care. | Washington Post

“Gay couple’s complaint against Colo. baker gets hearing: Becomes a cause celebre for activists” | Washington Times

‘Preferred’ pronouns gain traction at US colleges

Harvard poll: 57% of Millennials disapprove of Obamacare

Co-parenting children is new, upcoming trend | ABC WearTV

Prayer rooms for Muslim students are the big new thing at Christian colleges now

“Cardinal Dolan on Gay Marriage Movement: ‘We’ve Been Outmarketed’”

“Q. & A.: Evan Wolfson On Winning The Gay-marriage Fight” | The New Yorker

    Richard Socarides at The New Yorker: When do you think the Supreme Court might rule that there is a federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage? Nobody can answer that precisely. There are now some forty-four cases in nineteen or twenty states moving forward. And one of them may be the case, or it may be some other case down the road. We can encourage the Court to take the right case at the right time and do the right thing—within a matter of years, not decades.
    A lot of people now say this is inevitable; it’s a done deal. What do you say to those people? You know, ten minutes ago many of those same people were saying it was impossible. Now they are saying it’s inevitable. The truth of the matter is: it was never either.


  • Posted: 12/03/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.newyorker.com

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“Only Gays Can Get Angry?” | Austin Ruse at the Catholic Thing

Democrats Face Battles in South to Hold the Senate

What Makes a Marriage? Love, Sex, or Comprehensive Union | Sherif Girgis, Ryan T. Anderson and Robert P. George

    Sherif Girgis, Ryan T. Anderson and Robert P. George at Public Discourse: Prof. Charles Reid thinks love makes a marriage. He claims we think sex makes a marriage. In truth, comprehensive union makes a marriage. And getting marriage right matters for everyone . . . Redefining marriage collapses the distinction between marriage and companionship in principle and in practice. It therefore undermines all the marital norms . . .


  • Posted: 12/02/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.thepublicdiscourse.com

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Bishop Olmsted: key to New Evangelization is to trust the ‘tough truths’ on sexuality

    LifeSiteNews: Even “some of our clergy” have lost confidence in the truth about marriage, life and religious liberty, Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix warned at a major meeting of Catholic leaders held in Mexico City November 16-19. This loss of confidence comes as a result of the relentless attack from secular culture, he said, adding that if Christians don’t maintain their confidence in these “tough truths” it will hurt the spread of the Gospel.


  • Posted: 12/02/2013
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  • Category: Global: Marriage and Family
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  • Source: www.lifesitenews.com

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The true meaning of tolerance | Cardinal Timothy Dolan at NY Daily News

“Gay men push to end 30 year blood donation ban”