Cultural Subsidence

While the Supreme Court’s redefinition of marriage last week seems revolutionary, especially coming a scant 12 years after its discovery to a right of homosexual sodomy in the Texas v. Lawrence case — it is really just the culmination of a process begun decades ago. As this blog post from Ancient Faith points out:


Monday Open Thread

Review: Red Eye with Tom Shillue

Greg Gutfeld announced he was leaving Red Eye and the show began rotating different men and women in the host spot. On Greg’s last show, when this plan was announced, I turned to my wife (the lovely, Mrs. Firefly) and said, “Please don’t let Tom Shillue be the new host.”

We watched the ensuing […]

Review: The Greg Gutfeld Show

With his announcement he was leaving “Red Eye” and “Red Eye’s” ensuing hiatus I anxiously awaited the premiere of Greg Gutfeld’s new show, the eponymous, “Greg Gutfeld Show.” With so many weeks to prepare I expected great things and I was not disappointed.

Oops, I meant to write I was disappointed. I wanted to […]

Friday Open Thread

Chesterton, what more can I say? If you want a tour de force about what Christendom (and Christ) have met to the West and to the world in general, then this book will go a long way towards your education or reaffirmation. Chesterton is evergreen — as relevant now as ever.

Abandon All Hope…

11 Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. 12 It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” 13 Nor is it beyond the […]

Monday Open Thread

This was turned into a creeptastic horror flick by Wes Craven in the late 1980s… it’s also based on a true story. I’ve assigned this before as a title in my World Geography “book review” assignment. It’s an interesting book. From the blurb:

In April 1982, ethnobotanist Wade Davis arrived in Haiti to investigate […]

LGBT vs. Christianity: The Stakes Part V

Part five from the Federalist:

The distinction between the City of God and the City of Man was developed at much greater length by St. Augustine of Hippo, the great North African Catholic philosopher. Augustine wrote in the early fifth century when the church had gained control of much civil authority only to see it […]

LGBT vs. Christianity — The Stakes Part IV

Here is the fourth installment of Dan McLaughlin’s “Can Gays and Christians Coexist?” — from The

Reliance on the Equal Protection rationale also has a number of potential legal consequences, including some fairly immediate and specific risks for church and church-affiliated institutions like schools: that they could lose their tax exemption, as the Supreme […]

LGBT vs. Christianity — The Stakes Part III

Here is the third part of Dam McLaughlin’s piece on Can Gays and Christians Coexist — from The Federalist:

Likewise, we all are called to confession and repentance. Every sin, no matter how bad, can be forgiven, even those sins that we know (through our weakness) we will commit again. Except one: the refusal to […]