Elton John and the celebration of gayness

“Elton kicks my ass on piano.”
These are the words of another legendary rock and roll piano player, Billy Joel. That’s quite a compliment coming from someone with the chops of a Billy Joel. Billy literally gushes talking about his buddy, Elton …

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The dignity of man

The great movements of our time have been driven by the dignity of man.

Here’s what I mean: dignity is all about being worthy of honor or respect. The civil rights movement, in the words of Martin Luther King, JR, called for white America to judge, not by the color of a person’s skin, but by the content of a person’s character …

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Reactions to the Supreme Court’s (so-called) gay marriage decision

“Some will rejoice in today’s decision, and some will despair at it; that is the nature of a controversy that matters so much to so many. But the Court has cheated both sides, robbing the winners of an honest victory, and the losers of the peace that comes from a fair defeat. We owed both of them better. I dissent.” — Justice Anthony Scalia

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Religious freedom is the foundation of the American Dream

You own a bakery. You’re Catholic. You are in love with your faith and strive mightily to live your faith, not just in your private life, but your public life. One day, two men walk in your door and ask you to bake them a “wedding cake.” You tell them that because of your religious convictions, you cannot honor their request, that your faith defines a marriage as being between one man and one woman. The men sue, citing discrimination. Welcome to the flashpoint of modern culture, where tolerance meets intolerance …

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