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Wait, I Thought Using Women as Breeders was Bad

Great point from Jennifer Hartline at The Stream:

The truth is, the commodification of children is wrong. To requisition, manufacture, and purchase a child is wrong.

My friend and Catholic author Leila Lawler astutely asked on Facebook, “How is it possible that men can dominate and exploit women and children in this way — all socially acceptable?”

Indeed, how is it possible? The answer, of course, is that it is socially acceptable because the celebration of homosexuality by society demands it.

For all the times the accusation of treating women like breeders is bitterly thrown at the Catholic Church and Christians in general, somehow when gay men literally use women as their breeders it’s worthy of applause.
But it's using women for the LGBT clause and as we all know, LGBT is higher on the victim scale so their rights are paramount.

HT Big Pulpit


Vatican Releases New Image Of Letter From Paul to Corinth

The Vatican just released a new image of a letter from Paul to some guys in Corinth.

In unrelated news: The Vatican has admitted that it altered a photo sent to the media of a letter from retired Pope Benedict XVI about Pope Francis' theological background. The manipulation changed the meaning of the image.
*subhead*Seems Legit.*subhead*

But California's like totally serious about not going to Kansas. Except for the NCAA

Remember that California LAW that banned using public funds for travel to the state of Kansas because they were mad that Kansas passed a religious liberty bill which angered the LGBT community.

And they're soooooo serious about this issue that now that San Diego State made the NCAA tournament and is scheduled to play in Wichita you must be expecting that they care so much about this issue that they're going to refuse to go, you know, like make a stand.



There is, though, a solution. Not a simple one, but one that means the school isn’t left with a supersized travel bill.

San Diego State was faced with a similar dilemma when its football team received an invitation to the Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas. The Wichita Eagle explains how SDSU dealt with the travel ban on that occasion:

For the bowl game, the San Diego State athletics department used money from its Campanile Foundation, which handles donations to the university, officials said. The Mountain West Conference reimbursed the athletics department for the cost of the trip, and the department reimbursed the foundation.

So, as Mike May, the school’s associate athletic director of communications, told the Eagle, and later confirmed to Yahoo Sports, “It’s more of an accounting situation, but … it does add a wrinkle.” Essentially, funds just come from different sources, and pass through more hands.

California’s travel ban won’t, therefore, affect the team or the program. The main way in which it affects them is in non-conference scheduling. But they won’t have any problems paying for hotels in Wichita. The payments will just have to be made in a slightly roundabout way.
I think the word I'm looking for is hypocritical. But they're like totally serious you guys about being pissed at Kansas. But only enough to get rock star headlines for like standing up to the Christonazis but not enough to actually inconvenience themselves.


Sinner's Funeral

Best headline I've seen all day: "Sinner funeral will be Friday in Fargo."

I don't mean it because he was a pro-choice Democrat. I just mean the headline. That would be an apropos headline for all of us. I think too often we forget that the deceased needs our prayers. Their journey is not necessarily over. And they need us. I think we should all remember that more often.


Why We are Failing

We are failing. We are all failing. You feel it too, don't you?

I saw a study from the Pew Research organization which said that only 18% of Americans had any faith at all in the federal government. I'm with them. I don't have much confidence in the feds either. But I think a very important question must be considered. Can a country survive that has so little faith in its own institutions?

But I don't believe it's just that government that is failing. I believe it's all of us. And I think we all know it too. We can't help but be reminded of it often. It's impossible to ignore.
We've all seen the reports that at least one police officer stood outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida while Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people inside. When his inaction came to light he resigned. It's now being reported that he wasn't the only one. The failure was likely systemic.

The media has also eschewed their responsibility as objective fact gatherers and taken on the role of propagandists. But our failures aren't just high up. They're everywhere.

When I was a kid all the parents in the neighborhood were in charge of all the kids. All adults were authority figures. But now most parents wouldn't dare to raise their voice or correct someone else's child. This is not an advance. It's a surrender.

Technology which was supposed to bring us together has separated us. So many of us are alienated from each other. I'll be honest. I don't know my neighbor's name. I've lived next to him for eight or nine years. He seems like a nice guy. But he's single and works a lot. We've shoveled the walkway together a few times. He's funny in a sarcastic way. He drives slowly in the neighborhood because he knows there are many children running around. And I'm grateful for that. But I don't know his name. And it's one of those deals that I feel like he's been here too long and asking him would show what an idiot I am. So yes, I'm part of the problem.

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Store Owner Refuses to Serve Republicans

A phone repair store owner in Derry New Hampshire says he will not serve Republicans because...they're evil.

Have an old iPhone that needs to be fixed? If you’re a Republican, The Used Apple Store in Derry, New Hampshire, says look elsewhere.
“We feel that they’re the greatest threat currently in the world,” said Billy Williams, the store owner.

The store detailed the Republican ban in a Facebook post, which read in part:

“We say no thank you to any Republican. If you affiliate with the Republican Party you are not welcome into our store.”
The store went as far as to call Republicans “evil.”

“You have an uptight, closed energy, negative aura to you… almost evil, and to be honest, usually evil,” the post said.
This is all well and good but you Christians better have no problem baking that cake.

Ironically, this is exactly what leftists accused Christians of doing. But they weren't. Christians bakers were refusing to take part in a ceremony that went against their beliefs. But this guy is saying he won't serve these people because he doesn't like them. Disgusting.

These are the rules of the game.