Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett compared gay marriage to incest. The Governor's administration previously made the comparison to marriage between children, but Corbett walked that statement back and replaced it with the incest comment that aired on Friday morning TV.
"It was an inappropriate analogy, you know," Corbett said when asked about the previous comparison between same-sex marriage and child marriage. "I think a much better analogy would have been brother and sister, don't you?" he said on WHP-TV in Harrisburg.
Pennsylvania does not allow gay marriage or civil unions, but gay advocates are currently challenging traditional marriage in federal and state courts. Corbett reportedly believes that the challenge does not belong in a federal court but should stay within the state's court system, which he promised would be treated with "respect and compassion shown to all sides." more >>
The Episcopal Diocese of Washington has announced that couples whose wedding plans were disrupted by the government shutdown can use the National Cathedral's grounds as a new site.
Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde stated Wednesday evening that couples forced to cancel their weddings because of the shutdown may hold the ceremonies at the gardens on the Cathedral grounds.
Republican Congressman Todd Rokita is in the hot seat after an interview with CNN anchor Carol Costello. Rokita called Costello "beautiful" and mentioned her looks several times, which many saw as sexist. Rokita has issued a statement in rebuttal to the claims in which he maintains he was just trying to be friendly and intended "no offense."
"I don't know if you have children yet; I'm sure you don't have grandchildren yet, you look much too young, but we're fighting for them," Rokita said during the interview when questioned about his stance on the government shutdown. "Carol, do you have any idea how much this law is going to cost?"
"Do you know how much it costs every day the government is partially shut down? You're costing taxpayers millions and millions of dollars!" Costello responded. more >>
Al-Jazeera bought access to US public opinion when it purchased Current TV from Al Gore, but it faces stiff competition from CNN when it comes to misleading viewers about the Middle East. Over the last week, CNN has promoted a biased, re-branded image of the Iranian regime on at least three major programs.
CNN's positive spin on Iran is collectively staggering. Did the Iranian regime secure such favorable coverage with payments? Or was CNN just so inept and/or biased that it inadvertently promoted the Iranian regime at every opportunity? Consider each program.
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Rereading some early history books concerning the centuries-long jihad on Europe, it recently occurred to me how ignorant the modern West is of its own past. The historical narrative being disseminated today bears very little resemblance to reality.
Consider some facts for a moment:
A mere decade after the birth of Islam in the 7th century, the jihad burst out of Arabia. Leaving aside all the thousands of miles of ancient lands and civilizations that were permanently conquered, today casually called the "Islamic world"-including Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Iran, and parts of India and China-much of Europe was also, at one time or another, conquered by the sword of Islam. more >>
A previous Christian Post analysis noted that the root cause of the current government shutdown is the design of our government. Our Founding Fathers, in other words, are to blame for the shutdown. One of those Founding Fathers, James Madison, can also help us understand why President Barack Obama has the upper hand in his fight with Congress.
In Federalist #51, Madison explains why our government was designed with the principle of so-called "checks and balances." The three branches of government were designed such that "each may be a check on the other," he wrote.
People are inherently selfish and apt to abuse their power, Madison argued: "If men were angels, no government would be necessary." more >>