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Judicial Nominee Stirs Ire

Though I follow political news fairly closely these days, even I haven’t heard of every low-level judicial nominee that President Donald Trump has put forth. One that I hadn’t heard of before is Howard C. Nielson Jr. — Trump nominated Nielson in September but the appointment hasn’t yet been confirmed by the Senate. Nielson, the[…]

When A Metaphor Is Really Poorly Constructed

Modern Day Jesus, by conservative logic (Copyright © 2002, 2015 by Wil C. Fry.) If Kim Davis is a “modern day Rosa Parks”, then I’m Jesus Christ.

Imaginationland Versus Real Life, Regarding Marriage Equality

Seminole County, Okla. (Copyright © 2005 by Wil C. Fry.) I’m tempted to believe that “news” sites like The Blaze are written by liberal trolls trying to make conservatives look bad. People can’t actually believe this stuff, can they? An example is this piece from a few days ago: “Gay Marriage Still Doesn’t Exist, No[…]

Taking The Longer View

Surface of a compact disc (Copyright © 2013 by Wil C. Fry.) Four years ago, The Onion produced a biting satire piece lengthily titled Future U.S. History Students: ‘It’s Pretty Embarrassing How Long You Guys Took To Legalize Gay Marriage’. The article featured quotes from students in the year 2083, commenting on the early 21st[…]

With Judges Like This, Who Needs The First Amendment?

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the longest serving of the current justices, said two days ago that it’s okay to favor one religion over another, and to favor religion over secularism. “I think the main fight is to dissuade Americans from what the secularists are trying to persuade them to be true: that the separation[…]

Martin Gets To Be Messiah Again

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Published on: 2013.10.25

You’ll remember the baby-naming case I mentioned two months ago, in which Messiah Martin was forcibly renamed Martin McCullough by a Tennessee judge. The decision has been overturned, according to the Houston Chronicle, by the “Chancery Court” of the humorously named “Cocke” County. And the Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct has charged the original judge[…]

Sometimes A Judge Has To Tell People What To Do

In The News: Tennessee Judge Orders Baby’s Name Changed From ‘Messiah’ (WBIR, Channel 10 News, Knoxville, Tenn.) In principle, I’m against government interference in our daily lives and decisions, our assumed right to live according to our own customs and beliefs. But all our rights only extend until they begin interfering with other people’s rights.[…]

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