I’ve been doing a lot of teaching and trying to buy a house. Obviously, by the dates on my last blog posts, it has prohibited me from doing a lot of blogging. Here’s some of the major stories from the past month or so that I found disturbing: (more…)
August 6, 2016
May 26, 2016
NYC has declared that under its Human Rights Law, businesses must use a transgendered persons’ preferred pronoun when referring to him/her/ze/they/it/hir or they will be fined.
I’m not surprised that liberals would want to take away free speech to force people to say things they do not want to say and know are not true under the pain of financial penalty. Liberals are not pro-freedom, but pro-liberal values. They are only for the freedoms they want to champion, and if that requires reducing the overall amount of freedom in this country, they fully support that.
April 26, 2016
ESPN fired commentator Curt Schilling because he posted a meme to his Facebook page that was critical of transgender people using the bathroom of their choice. A short statement was issued by ESPN that read in part: “ESPN is an inclusive company. Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated.”
ESPN says they are an “inclusive company.” Hogwash. They are an exclusive company using word manipulation to make people think they are something they are not. An inclusive company is one that hires those who affirm the normality of transgenderism and those who don’t. An exclusive company is one that fires any of their employees who do not share the company’s view on transgenderism.
April 22, 2016
Georgia’s Department of Public Health hired a distinguished California doctor, Eric Walsh (Walsh served on the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS under Bush and Obama), as a district health doctor. Georgia officials heard about some controversy over comments Walsh made regarding human sexuality, Islam, and evolution in messages he had preached over the years. They tasked government workers with listening to his sermons, and then decided to fire him because they did not like what he had to say. One official called Walsh and told him “you can’t preach that and work in the field of public health.” Here’s a well-qualified man who is fired for his personal religious beliefs expressed in a private setting on his own time. Just remember, gay rights and same-sex marriage won’t affect anyone.
April 14, 2016
If you don’t agree with the progressive Left, then you don’t deserve an education or a career in social work. A Christian man in his second year of studies for a degree in social work at Sheffield University in England was dismissed from the program because he quoted a Bible verse against homosex and same-sex marriage on Facebook.
Oh, the tolerance of the Left. If you don’t agree with our moral point of view, we’ll exclude you. Such hypocrites.
Just keep repeating what you’ve been told: “Homosexuality and same-sex marriage won’t affect you.”
December 16, 2015
Two cases out of the United Kingdom are causing great concern for the freedom of speech.
Earlier this year a Christian street preacher in England, Mike Overd, was convicted for quoting Leviticus 20:13 as a condemnation against homosexuality after a homosexual complained to police. The judge reasoned that since Leviticus 20 doesn’t just condemn homosexuality, but prescribes the death penalty for it, the preacher was inciting violence against homosexuals (even though Overd claims he did not quote the portion of the text calling for the death penalty). He even added that he would have avoided a fine had he quoted from Leviticus 18:22 instead since there is no mention of the death penalty for homosexuality in that passage.
November 23, 2015
Diversity is not a value. Diversity just is. We don’t value diversity for diversity’s sake, but for what that diversity provides us. For example, we value diversity in food because we enjoy eating different kinds of food. We value diversity of clothing styles because we like to express ourselves in different ways, and we think it would be wrong to make everyone wear the same kind of clothes or eat the exact same food. But there are some examples of diversity that should not be valued or “celebrated.” We should not celebrate diversity in moral views, particularly when some of those moral views entail gross immorality. The British did not celebrate the diversity of Indians when they burned their widows on the funeral pyre. They forcibly ended that barbarism. We should not celebrate diversity in how women’s genitalia is treated – celebrating those who mutilate women’s genitalia alongside those who do not. We should not celebrate the diversity of killing one’s own daughter after she is raped to preserve the honor of the family. Not all ideas are of equal value. We celebrate the diversity of people, but not the diversity of ideas. Bad ideas should be fought against – first by persuasion, but if that fails, in some cases we must fight those ideas by force.