Benevolent Sexism, whatever that might be, makes you happy. Now you know.
The First Circuit has struck down DOMA because of Constitutional law dating back to 1973.
At the Washington Post website, self-styled Mormon Girl Joanna Brooks has a piece on what progressive Mormon women want in context of the upcoming presidential contest between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. (link) She pulls into it a First Presidency Message by Spencer Kimball, “The False Gods We Worship,” which appeared in the Ensign 36 years ago:
I heered as them slaughterhouses in Chicaggy pretty much swarmed with Poles. Howsomever, that there’s no call for bein’ dumber ‘n a stump and oratin’ ’bout Polish death camps. Folks ain’t cattle. Them there genyoowine death camps weren’t Polish at all, they did their killin’ under the Nazi brand. Which I reckon should be common knowledge, as I seem to recollect we had to posse up practically the whole Yoonited States to settle those Nazi skunks’ hash.
The effect of liberty to individuals is, that they may do what they please: we ought to see what it will please them to do, before we risk congratulations, which may soon be turned into complaints.
And, the inane line about who makes this country great goes a long ways towards explaining why I only lean libertarian.
Outside of the scriptural canon, may well be Charles Murray’s Coming Apart: The State of White American, 1960-2010. (more…)
This Ross Douthat piece is worth your while. He points out that most reflex liberalism (equality! fairness!) is really reflex Christianity, and it doesn’t make much sense to criticize Christianity’s sexual ethics, e.g., on the grounds that they conflict with some vaguely remembered echo of Christian doctrine on the dignity of man that’s been worked up into a generalized system.