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Archive for January 15th, 2005

Illinois SB 3186: Gay Protection, or Religious Discrimination?

Posted by Mark on January 15, 2005

Despite the claims of the Gay lobby, the jury is most assuredly still out on rather homosexuality is genetic or a lifestyle choice, or environmental or a combination of all of the above. Scott Thomas has an interesting column on the ramifications of this debate.

It is the lack of religious protections that concern me the most. For Christians, Muslims, and Orthodox Jews, homosexuality is seen as a sin. These faiths have the right to believe that, and to practice their faith accordingly. The new laws in Illinois would indeed force a conservative church to hire a gay youth director, pastor, etc, or be threatened with violating the law. It is likely that without these protections, this law will not pass Constitutional muster, but in today’s courts, this is not a foregone conclusion. Conservatives, myself included, were asleep at the switch on this one. It may too late now to change this seriously flawed bill without a significant court battle in the near future.

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Illinois SB 3186: Gay Protection, or Religious Discrimination?

Posted by Mark on January 15, 2005

Despite the claims of the Gay lobby, the jury is most assuredly still out on rather homosexuality is genetic or a lifestyle choice, or environmental or a combination of all of the above. Scott Thomas has an interesting column on the ramifications of this debate.

It is the lack of religious protections that concern me the most. For Christians, Muslims, and Orthodox Jews, homosexuality is seen as a sin. These faiths have the right to believe that, and to practice their faith accordingly. The new laws in Illinois would indeed force a conservative church to hire a gay youth director, pastor, etc, or be threatened with violating the law. It is likely that without these protections, this law will not pass Constitutional muster, but in today’s courts, this is not a foregone conclusion. Conservatives, myself included, were asleep at the switch on this one. It may too late now to change this seriously flawed bill without a significant court battle in the near future.

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The Rivers of Titan

Posted by Mark on January 15, 2005



First Picture from Titan. The obvious river channels on the right, and what may be a methane sea on the left. What would it be like to stand on the small island in the lower right, and look out on that new ocean of methane?

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The Rivers of Titan

Posted by Mark on January 15, 2005


First Picture from Titan. The obvious river channels on the right, and what may be a methane sea on the left. What would it be like to stand on the small island in the lower right, and look out on that new ocean of methane?

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