Why the Gays are Winning | Patheos

…Here’s the real reason why the gay activists are winning: because Americans have forgotten or been brainwashed to forget that there is such a thing as objective truth. Truth has been relativized completely. What is right and wrong is not now determined by either natural law or divinely revealed law. Instead what is right or wrong is determined by the three secular virtues.

The new yardstick is not “is it morally right or wrong according to natural law and divine law” but “does it make me feel sad or happy?” “Does it work? Is it effective?” and “Is everybody being equal and is everyone being tolerant?” If something makes you feel happy, seems to be useful and doesn’t seem to discriminate against anyone, then it’s okay…. via Why the Gays are Winning.

Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Weighs In On Dan Cathy and Chik-Fil-A | Reason

…”Everybody in this country has the right to say what they think and feel and what best represents them. The people at Chick-fil-A have the absolute right to say and do what they want. It doesn’t matter that all of these people disagree with their opinion. The question was how would the people that agree with what that man said do to support the company and how would the ones against his anti-gay remarks protest.

“The supporters have been showing up in droves, to spend money at the restaurants and peacefully assemble. But there has obviously been so many people who have gone out and boycotted the company. I think it’s great. That’s our right here. What you’re seeing here are the elements of the American Constitution in all of their glory. It’s a wonderful thing to see happening and talk about and the fact that everyone is discussing the gay rights issue is great.”

Before our interview ended, Halford wanted to be clear about his stance on the anti-gay marriage issue: “I don’t think that man thought too much about the business consequences of what he said, but I think he was standing for what he believes in. I don’t agree with him at all, but God bless the man. It’s as simple as that.”

via Reason.com.

The Attack On Chick-Fil-A Is An Attack On The Freedom Of Speech Of Every American | TAD

click to pull up original article at The American Dream

If you are an American, your freedom of speech is under attack. Over the past week, remarks made by Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy defending traditional marriage have sparked controversy all over the nation. Many Americans have expressed support for his remarks and many have expressed disdain for his remarks.  And all of that is fine, because in the United States people are supposed to be able to express their opinions. But in Chicago, Boston and other U.S. cities, politicians are actually promising to keep any more Chick-fil-A stores from opening because their CEO does not support gay marriage, and that crosses the line.  When politicians threaten to ban a business from their cities just because the CEO does not hold the “politically correct” position on a social issue that is an attack on the freedom of speech of every American. You see, the truth is that the enforcers of political correctness in America are very “tolerant” except when somebody disagrees with them… via The American Dream.

Can two people of the same sex be married? | A Whig Manifesto

This is not about homosexuality as the homosexual deserves the same respect and the same rights as does any other citizen. Nor is this about committed homosexual relationships as such relationships deserve respect and should be encouraged. It should be acknowledged that same sex committed relationships, whether or not the term marriage is employed, have proven to work out fine for most of those who have chosen to participate in them. The main argument for legal recognition of same-sex relationships as marriage has been that the partners involved deserve the same access to public services as do married couples. It should be acknowledged that this is a real issue that should be legally addressed. Yet clearly such questions as access to services for gay couples are resolvable without necessarily passing a law that declares gay relationships as marriages.

Let’s be blunt with no offense intended. Two people of the same sex cannot be married because two people of the same sex cannot physically consummate a marriage…

via A Whig Manifesto: Can two people of the same sex be married?.