Tag Archives: Religious authoritarianism

Here Come the Social Issues

Question: Does Victoria Cobb have dementia, or does she just believe that other Virginians do? In an email she sent us this week, with the actual subject line “Here Come the Social Issues,” the Virginia Family (not yours) Foundation president … Continue reading

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The intellectual dishonesty behind the Elane Photography case

After reading the New Mexico Supreme Court opinion in Elane Photography v. Willock, I’m now convinced that Vanessa Willock and Misti Collinsworth were prescient about the right wing strategy of redefining religious liberty, and absolutely correct to file their discrimination … Continue reading

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A sci-fi version of “tolerance”

With the recent Supreme Court ruling, the gay marriage issue becomes moot. The Full Faith and Credit clause of the Constitution will, sooner or later, give legal force in every state to any marriage contract recognized by any other state. … Continue reading

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Guest speaker Rosaria Butterfield draws contrast with Patrick Henry College’s fear of dialogue

According to Patrick Henry College professor of government Stephen Baskerville, “PHC is an oasis of academic freedom in an inbred academic environment of stifling orthodoxy.” Given that over half of PHC’s faculty resigned within one year over precisely the issue … Continue reading

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Anti-gay pastor withdraws from inauguration role

After exposure of a 1990 sermon given by Louis Giglio, in which he advocated for harmful “ex-gay” therapy and for the prevention of LGBTQ people being “accepted as a norm in our society,” he has withdrawn his acceptance of the … Continue reading

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A visit to Patrick Henry College

Patrick Henry College hosts an ongoing “newsmakers interview” series, and the guest Friday afternoon is a woman named Rosaria Butterfield, a resident of Purcellville. Dr. Butterfield “will discuss her new book, The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert, detailing her … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict has an argument with himself about gender

In a somewhat bizarre Christmas message, the Pope has delivered a stirring rebuttal to an argument no one is making. After noting a famous quote by feminist author Simone de Beauvoir (“one is not born a woman, one becomes so”), … Continue reading

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