Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Episcopalians and gay marriage



A great essay about the recent Episcopalian decision to perform gay marriages, by a former Episcopalian  priest (now Catholic):

You have to understand that what [liberal Episcopalians] do is dress up their secular atheism in religious language. Just like they dress up like Catholic priests and bishops, so they will don the garb of the religious believer and mouth those words, while all the time they have “re-interpreted” those words.
Thus a typical Anglican-Episcopalian will say he believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God incarnate. What he really means is that Jesus was such a good man–even a perfect human being so that when we see him we see what God is like. He will say he believes in the Virgin Birth, but what he means is that “in some sort of marvelous way the girl Mary was especially pure and innocent” On Easter Day he’ll say “Alleluia! Christ is Risen!” What he means is that “Isn’t it wonderful how, despite his tragic death, the teachings of Jesus continued to live on in the lives of his disciples…”
You get the idea.
The Episcopal decision should therefore surprise no one who understand the worldview of the Anglican-Episcopal Church.
Read the whole thing. The onus is not on all Anglicans--there are good and holy people in that church. But there is much apostasy, and much abandonment of Christ for the secular world and its charms.  

Monday, July 6, 2015

Watching "The Butler"



Spent the afternoon Saturday watching The Butler with my family. The movie is about a black butler who served in the White House in the mid-20th century, and about his experience of racism, most brutally as a child of a sharecropper family in Georgia when he saw his father murdered by a white man who had just raped his mother. It's a good movie--highly recommended.

Thinking about the racism it depicts, I am reminded of one of the most unjust and bizarre aspects of our nation's disgraceful racial past (and to some extent, present).

We Americans are excoriated for our racism as a nation, in many ways justifiably, but not all Americans are equally responsible for our national original sin.

All of the ugliest facets of our racist history--slavery, Jim Crow, the KKK, segregation, lynching, suppression of black voters--were formal policies of the Democrat Party. This is never noted candidly in our discussion of our past--when was the last time you heard a movie or a newscast or any commentator pointing out that America's racism is really the Democrat Party's racism.

And of course the Democrats are still racists, broadly speaking. Racism is the fuel that drives Democrat politics--race-baiting, to be more specific, which is simply a form of racism. Democrats desperately gin up fear and hate over Trayvon Martin, or Ferguson, or Baltimore. They need to keep hate and fear alive. They need the votes.

If racial hate and fear were to disappear in America, the Democrat Party would never win another national election, and would win few local elections.

The history of racism in America is more or less the history of the Democrat Party. 

Sunday, July 5, 2015

On the understanding the ruling class in America



Voltaire:

"To learn  who rules over you, find out whom you are not allowed to criticize."

HT Angelo Codevilla 

"No truce with the Left"

Sultan Kinish:

You can't accommodate the left on social issues. You can't accommodate it on fiscal issues. You can't do it. Period.
The left exists to destroy you. It does not seek to co-exist with you. Its existence would lose all meaning. Any common ground will be used to temporarily achieve a goal before the useful idiots are kicked to the curb and denounced as bigots who are holding back progress.
The purpose of power is power. The left is not seeking to achieve a set of policy goals before kicking back and having a beer. The policy goals are means of destroying societies, nations and peoples before taking over. If you allow it a policy goal, it will ram that goal down your throat. It will implement it as abusively as it can possibly can before it moves on to the next battle.
It's not about gay marriage. It's not about cakes. It's about power.
More fundamentally it's about the difference in human nature between the people who want to be left alone and those who want power over others.
You can't work out a truce with tyrants. You can give in or stand up to them. There's nothing else.

Read the whole thing. An uncommonly clear understanding of what the Left is, and of the folly of trying to accommodate it.

HT: Vox Day

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Gaystapo issues ruling in Oregon

In Oregon gay wedding case, state morality enforcers confuse identity and activity

Of course, the lavender Jacobians aren't the least bit 'confused'.  This is just a means to crush Christians.

It's noteworthy that the criminal state official who issued this 'ruling' also issued a gag order on the Christian defendants.

Trashing free exercise of religion and freedom of speech in one ruling. Quite a day for the Left.

Please help the Kleins out during this persecution. We need to stand by our brothers and sisters.


Happy Fourth of July



Not really.

I won't be celebrating so much today. We are less and less a democracy and less and less a good and free people.

The Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage is a turning point in American history. It is the point when the Court lost all pretense at legality and credibility. Three hundred million Americans have been denied the right to vote on the meaning of marriage. We are ruled by five liars and despots--criminals really.

Am I too pessimistic? Watch what happens to Free Exercise of Religion  in the United States. 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

I don't like Pam Geller



I love Pam Geller.

Remarkable courage, integrity, insight and industry. She's taking the fight to the Islamic thugs. Shame on journalists and others --including Bill O'Reilly--for groveling before the jihadis.

We had our Nazi accommodators, and our Communist fellow-travelers, and now our Islamic dhimmis.

The reason to draw Mohammed is because Islamists say we can't.

Bravo to Pam for standing up to tyranny. And bravo to that superb cop who taught the thugs a bit about the difference between France and Texas.