More politically correct than electorally smart?
Michael Kirke | 31 July 2012
Relentless is the only word that can be used to describe the onslaught on the institution of marriage. But relentless does not mean victorious and nor does it make anything right that is wrong and wrong-headed.
Free speech and tolerance strike again…
Carolyn Moynihan | 30 July 2012
A New Zealand website, Protect marriage, is hacked to pieces the first day it went up.
The judicial murder of a promising and honest academic’s reputation
Michael Kirke | 27 July 2012
Mark Regnerus, ideologically unattached himself, has committed a political offence. He can’t be charged with that so the academic arsenal is being riffled to find a pretext for some trumped up charges to bring him to “justice”. What we have staring us in the face is the judicial murder of a promising and honest academic’s reputation, pure and simple.
Even the LA Times seemed to choke on this PC sandwich
Frances Kelly | 25 July 2012
Regarding Chick-fil-A’s support for pro-gender marriage, the Los Angeles Times correctly notes the difference between private individuals boycotting a company and public officials using their power to punish companies for exercising their right to free speech.
European democratic deficit again?
Michael Kirke | 25 July 2012
One would think that the European Commission, given its already notorious reputation for its high-handed and undemocratic dealings with its citizens, - not to talk of its free-and-easy ways with their money - should be a little more careful. Without as much as a “by-your-leave”, or even an effort to test its right to do so in its court, it is funding the campaign of the gay “marriage” lobby – and murdering language, truth and logic in the process.
One step forward and two steps backwards for Elton John
Michael Kirke | 21 July 2012
Someone once ascribed the implosion of moral standards in the West to the moment when we entrusted the entertainment industry with the task of arbitrating on those standards. It was difficult not to agree with that when one tried to unravel the logic of Elton John in his recent NBC Today pronouncements.
US liberals torn between chicken sandwich and gay marriage
Carolyn Moynihan | 20 July 2012
I had never heard of a (leading) US fast-food chain called Chick-fil-A until today, when it is in Google’s and Slate’s headlines. Over same-sex marriage.
“Let the people decide”
Carolyn Moynihan | 17 July 2012
Cardinal Keith O'Brien of Scotland has called on the Scottish government to put gay marriage to a referendum.
A battle for Irish minds and hearts
Michael Kirke | 14 July 2012
As the Irish media attempt to pressure the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) there into declaring his hand personally on the question of gay “marriage” the battle for the minds and hearts of the Irish people on this issue is becoming more intense.
A word about Google
Carolyn Moynihan | 13 July 2012
Google is stepping up its activism on gay rights issues in nations with anti-homosexuality laws on the books.
Runaway train in Hollywood
Michael Kirke | 13 July 2012
It looks a bit like a runaway train. All hell is breaking loose over in Hollywood as a mother of one of its famous sons and the father of one of its famous daughters – who happen to be grandparents of the famous couple’s children – have come out against Barack Obama because of his stance on gay “marriage” and abortion.
New Australian video defending marriage
Michael Cook | 09 July 2012
As the battle over same-sex marriage continues, more and more useful expositions of the central arguments are appearing. This clever little video was produced by a new Australian lobby group, "What Is Marriage"? It poses the obvious question: "what doesn’t, and never has needed legislation, is love. Understandably so. Why should the Government regulate our love lives?"
Short, sharp and to the point
Carolyn Moynihan | 07 July 2012
Same-sex marriage and related claims, such as adoption of children, are fast becoming flavour of the month among Western politicians. Irish pollies are among the latest, so the family-oriented Iona Institute has prepared an excellent, short,briefing paper on the subject.
Irish Government Minister’s pledge to gays - but will people follow?
Michael Kirke | 02 July 2012
Even the most hardened cynic must have found his stomach turning as he listened to the Irish Foreign Minister proclaim his support for true love and marital commitment in Dublin yesterday. The Irish Labour Party’s leader, Eamon Gilmore proclaimed these sanctimonious words in what was probably the most tacky and tasteless and naked – almost literally - display of hedonism and sexual exhibitionism ever seen on the Irish capital’s streets.
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