Rosenberg: God is Going to Destroy America Over Abortion

The Family Research Council’s annual Watchmen on the Wall conference always attracts a mix of Republican politicians and bigoted and simpleminded Christian right ranters. This year, Joel Rosenberg declared that God is going to destroy America over abortion in the next two years and there’s nothing we can do to stop it.
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Is the ‘Benedict Option’ a Real Possibility?

Damon Linker, a writer I rarely take seriously, has a long and interesting article about the Benedict Option, which is apparently now under discussion among the Christian right. The basic idea is that Christian conservatives should withdraw from the culture wars and focus on building “communities” (you’ll see why I put that in quotes later) that help preserve themselves ideologically.
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Adelson Loses Bid to Move Corruption Trial to China

Conservative sugar daddy Sheldon Adelson is being sued by the former CEO of his casino in Macau, who has sued him and brought up allegations that he bribed Chinese officials and organized crime leaders there. Adelson wanted that trial moved to Macau, but a federal judge has ruled that the trial will take place in the United States.
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NC Magistrates Demand Right to Discriminate

Two magistrate judges in North Carolina have filed a lawsuit, represented by Liberty Counsel, demanding the right to discriminate against gay couples even though they represent the government in that job and the government is forbidden from engaging in such discrimination. Liberty Counsel’s press release is predictably absurd.
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