Mmmm, Catholic Tears Over Irish Marriage Referendum

Last Friday, voters in Ireland overwhelmingly approved a referendum to legalize same-sex marriage and the Catholic Church is pretty much beside themselves about it. Keith Fournier, a Catholic deacon who used to be an attorney with the American Center for Law and Justice, gives us the usual “God’s gonna get you for that” argument.
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Strike a Pose, Rick Perry, There’s Nothing To It

I find Rick Perry to be very funny. I just wish I were in the meetings with his political advisers when they planned the launch of his second presidential campaign after the disaster that was the 2012 Republican primary, when he turned himself into a punchline in a matter of weeks. I imagine a conversation kinda like this:
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Creationist Represents Himself in a Silly Lawsuit

A creationist from West Virginia has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that the teaching of evolution in public schools violates the “established clauses” (he probably means the Establishment Clause) because evolution is a religion. I probably don’t need to bother mentioning that he’s representing himself, though he’s not a lawyer.
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When the Duggars are Too Liberal For You

I’ve avoided writing anything about this whole situation with the Duggars, but this tangential matter drew my attention. As extreme as the Duggars are in their politics and theology, there are people even further off on the fringe than they are, like the wife of Pastor Steven Anderson, who wants gay people stoned to death among other heinous views:
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Ben Carson = Sarah Palin

The more I hear from Ben Carson, the more obvious it is to me that he’s really just the second coming of Sarah Palin. Like Palin, he appears to write his speeches using a Wingnut Madlibs game. His speeches are nothing but a jumbled series of well-worn cliches with virtually no original cognitive content at all. The latest begins with this:
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