Title IX, Judicial Outrages, and Christian Perverts
Girls who wrestled for several Puget Sound-area middle schools this year easily won their matches against boys from two private schools.
The girls stepped onto the mat. Their opponents from Tacoma Baptist and Cascade Christian stayed in their seats. The referee then raised the girls' hands to signal they'd won by forfeit.
But the easy victories didn't sit well with the girls, including Meaghan Connors, a seventh-grader at McMurray Middle School on Vashon Island. Her father, Jerry, is prepared to go to court over what he considers a clear case of sex discrimination.
The father of young Ms. Connors, a former Episcopal president and one-time pastoral assistant for social justice at St. James Cathedral in Seattle, will soon be heading to federal court to make sure his daughter has the legal right to roll around writhing on a mat with 13-year-old boys. Under any other circumstances, such behavior would be regarded as sexual assault. What a country!
I thought this was the most ridiculous thing I'd heard in my entire life until I read this. Evidently, the Supreme Court believes that the state of Michigan is discriminating against girls by scheduling basketball and volleyball games at "nontraditional" times of the year. I'm guessing Anthony Kennedy could cite some precedent from an EU legal decision.
Evangelical Christians have helped to foster this egalitarian nonsense. After all, it says right there in Galatians that men and women are equal, right?
"Warmonger's Beatitudes," courtesy of Lawrence Vance:
Blessed are the defense contractors: for theirs is the taxpayers’ money.
Blessed are they that kill: for they shall not comfort.
Blessed are the soldiers: for they shall bomb the earth.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after blood: for they shall shed it.
Blessed are the vengeful: for they shall not show mercy.
Blessed are the war lovers in heart: for they shall see combat.
Blessed are the warmongers, for they shall be called the children of Mars.
Blessed are they which persecute for the state’s sake: for theirs is a government contract.
Blessed are ye when ye shall revile foreigners, and persecute them, and say all manner of evil against them falsely, for the state’s sake.
Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in the military: for so persecuted the military foreigners which were before you.
In 2000, voters of the sovereign state of Nebraska passed by a margin of 70-30 percent a constitutional amendment defining marriage. The amendment banned "gay marriage," civil unions and domestic partnerships. Yesterday, a federal judge, citing the 1st and 14th amendments, invalidated the amendment. "The court finds that Section 29 is directed at gay, lesbian, bisexual and transsexual people and is intended to prohibit their political ability to effectuate changes opposed by the majority," said U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon. Can anyone say impeachment?
The Reverend Oprah Winfrey?
Appreciation and reservations, a note on Catholicism.
By the way, though I like to complain about evangelical politicization, what about Catholics? Numerous Catholic leaders, including Cardinal McCarrick of Washington, D.C., plan to unveil a new immigration reform program that amounts to the dissolution of the nation and its collective identity. Mark Godfrey comments, "This is not a new direction for the 'Church' built on the 'goodness' of man and universal atonement, rather universalism has been its modern creed. This is perhaps why we see so many conversions of Protestant 'intellectuals' to Catholicism. Their sociology and political economy takes primacy over their soteriology and Christology." I just assumed that perhaps the coffers of the American church were empty and in need of some replenishment.
George Bush on the role of religion in public life:
Role of religion in our society? I view religion as a personal matter. I think a person ought to be judged on how he or she lives his life or lives her life. And that's how I've tried to live my life: through example. Faith plays an important part in my life individually. But I don't ascribe a person's opposing my nominations to an issue of faith….The great thing about America is that you should be allowed to worship any way you want. And if you chose not to worship, you're equally as patriotic as somebody who does worship. And if you choose to worship, you're equally American if you're a Christian, a Jew, a Muslim.
Now there is a Christian statesman!
Bush appointee sodomized wife. This is simply deplorable. While we should be reticent, I think, to start talking about marital rape, just read this article and see if this is the sort of "Christian" man you want to see in public life.