Liberals against Religious Liberty in Indiana -NRO

Gay Americans in Pennsylvania and Florida do not seem to have been very much burdened by those states’ RFRA statutes, nor by similar constitutional provisions in such bastions of reaction as Massachusetts and Minnesota. But individuals such as Jack Phillips of the Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado have been made into outlaws because their religious scruples compel them to forgo the custom of clients planning same-sex weddings. There is no guarantee that Indiana’s RFRA will prevent that sort of heavy-handed coercion in the Hoosier State, but it creates the opportunity for coming to a sensible arrangement that respects the dignity of all parties involved. And that, needless to say, is why the people who perversely call themselves liberals oppose it.

via Liberals against Religious Liberty in Indiana.

I’m such an extremist, I think that actually balancing the cost to the profit is an inherently good thing before taking an action– and yes, forcing people to do a thing is a cost, even before we get to the money type costs.

Ending the end-of-life impasse: Texas is poised to ban doctor-imposed death by starvation | Opinion | LifeSite

Many would be surprised to learn that Texas law allows physicians to forcibly remove a feeding tube against the will of the patient and their family. In fact, there is a greater legal penalty for failing to feed or water an animal than for a hospital to deny a human being food and water through a tube.

This is because there is no penalty whatsoever for a healthcare provider who wishes to deny artificially-administered nutrition and hydration (AANH). According to Texas Health and Safety Code, “every living dumb creature” is legally entitled access to suitable food and water.

via Ending the end-of-life impasse: Texas is poised to ban doctor-imposed death by starvation | Opinion | LifeSite.

Denying treatment, I can see– there is such a thing as unhelpful help.

Food and water aren’t “treatment.”

How did Paul get his name?

Go read the whole thing, but this summation of ‘why the name change’ really made my morning:

Suburbanbanshee March 25, 2015 at 6:08 pm

“You should go listen to that guy preaching the new religion.”

“Oh, yeah? What’s his name?”

“Shake Your Groove Thang.”

“What?”

“I mean, Shake Your Booty.”

“What?”

“No, I mean… Paulus. From Tarsus.”

“Oh. I thought you were saying… never mind.”

via How did Paul get his name?.

GenCon and the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act | The American Catholic

Of course all the hoopla about the Act has nothing to do with the law or facts, but everything to do with the flexing of political muscles by gay activists.  This tempest also demonstrates that religious freedom is simply not going to be tolerated by those who shriek loudest for tolerance.

via GenCon and the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act | The American Catholic.

Notably, it’s the only place I’ve actually seen someone quote the act.

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