Thursday, January 12, 2012

U.S. Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Churches

The United States Supreme Court has ruled today that The Government has no authority over a church or other religious organization in regards to their hiring or firing practices. It's amazing to me that the Supreme Court of The United States had to make such a ruling in regards to an issue that was settled long ago by the First Amendment!

Does anyone else find it absurd how those who scream for a "separation of church and state" are also those who demand the government have final ruling over the churches' practices? It's a simple equation: Why would you want to preach or teach for a religious body in which you don't identify with? I'm a Christian, therefore, I do not apply to work at a Muslim Mosque!

Note: The following Washington Times article was republished with permission.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

When Tolerance Becomes Intolerance

Do you remember when Alice, in the in the story Alice In Wonderland, turns to her cat and says, "If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?"

I love Alice's last statement in this quote. Never mind the fact that what she just said is utter nonsense (as she intended it to be), but she asks her cat if it understands! What I don't love, however, is how some people have turned this great nation into Alice's dream world. Let me be more blunt: I despise the fact that there are those who call themselves “free thinkers” and the liberal left who work with all their might in order to shut down other's freedom of religion and speech. And they've do this all in the name of “tolerance”. But is this tolerance? Since when did the definition of tolerance change from a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, practices, race, religion, nationality, etc., differ from one's own;” to “vehemently ridicule, shut down, and stamp out any and all beliefs, speech, or practices that may offend any member of a society”?