Monday, April 22, 2013

Scrolling around...April 22, 2013

Nearly 15,000 French mayors will refuse to marry gay couples
Meyer, who is mayor of Sotteville-sous-le-Val in northern France, observed that some of the mayors in the group have said they “would resign if the law is adopted,” while others “have said they will refuse” to perform marriage ceremonies for same-sex couples.

Christians launch landmark human rights case
Christians are to launch a landmark legal case arguing their religion is being treated as a “thought crime” by government and courts....

The Siege of Egypt's St. Mark Cathedral
Even the Western mainstream media recently came around to affirming that Egyptian security forces were involved in the attack on the cathedral.

Boston bomber Tamerlan made 6 visits to a known Islamic militant in Russian republic of Dagestan
The FBI was alerted by Russia's security services to serious new concerns about one of the Boston bomb suspects as recently as last November, it was claimed on Sunday night.

Saudi Students in U.S. Up More Than 500% Since Sept. 11, 2001
...The 34,139 Saudi Arabian students in the United States for the 2011-2012 school year was more than the total of 30,256 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the University of Connecticut this school year...

Putting Lipstick on the Obamacare Pig
Even formerly enthusiastic Democrats now predict a “train wreck.”

Leon Kass: The Meaning of the Gosnell Trial
..."As pain is to the body so repugnance is to the soul," Dr. Kass says as we sit down for an interview in his book-lined office at the American Enterprise Institute, where he is the Madden-Jewett Scholar. "So too with anger and compassion. Repugnance is some kind of wake-up call that there is something untoward going on and attention must be paid. These passions are not simply irrational. They contain within them the germ of insight. You cannot give proper verbal account of the horror of evil, yet a culture that couldn't be absolutely horrified by such things is dead."

The observation may not sound controversial, yet Dr. Kass, who was the chairman of President George W. Bush's Council on Bioethics from 2001 to 2005, has often found himself in a minority among bioethicists when it comes to abortion, euthanasia, embryonic research, cloning and other right-to-life questions. Dr. Kass's emphasis on what he calls "the wisdom of repugnance," for example, has been assailed by liberal thinkers. The philosopher Martha Nussbaum, for instance, said in a 2004 critique of Dr. Kass's work that repugnance has been used in the past "as a powerful weapon in social efforts to exclude certain groups and persons."

Dr. Kass says his critics misunderstand the role of repugnance in his thinking. "It's not that repugnance is always right," he says. "There was once repugnance at interracial marriage, and there have been other repugnancies that turned out to be mere prejudice. But you wouldn't want to live in a society where people feel no guilt or shame just because guilt and shame are sometimes disruptive—or in a society that doesn't feel righteous indignation at the sight of injustice."...

Most Young People Don’t Know Planned Parenthood Does Abortions
According to research Students for Life of America published last June, a majority of young people do not even know Planned Parenthood does abortions, and often have a “favorable” view of the abortion Goliath.

Bill Mahar on comparing violence of Islam to Christianity
..actually was honest...


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