On Marriage Equality, Part 2: Live and Let Die

One thing you’ve got to hand to the libertarian approach: it’s pretty easy to understand. Live and let live. Keep the civil government out of it. A lot of libertarians like to talk about how the definition of marriage is not for the civil government to make. They believe marriage is a private and consensual contract, and it therefore shouldn’t matter what the civil government says about it. One libertarian group said, “Real equality would be a government that is not in charge of marriage.” I Read more […]

Magicians ‘Penn & Teller’ Are Atheistic Frauds

Last night I saw Penn & Teller do their magic show. It was lots of fun. In addition to their stage ‘magic,’ they are also known for exposing quacks, frauds, and claims of the supernatural. In addition, they are big believers in doing the moral thing. That’s what Penn says since Teller doesn’t say much of anything. They are libertarians and atheists. According to an article in Wired magazine,1 Penn Read more […]Geoffrey Gagnon, “Faces of the New Atheism: The Illusionists,” Wired (November 2006). [↩]

Our Political Battles Choose Us — We Don’t Get to Choose Them

I promised Uri Brito, a friend, pastor and zealot for Jesus Christ that I’d respond to his irenic post on political strategy. I told Uri’s fine congregation last May that if I lived in Pensacola, I’d attend his church just to hear (and watch) him sing. What a rare and gifted man of God. Uri and I agree on most issues: (1) that conservative Christians shouldn’t be wedded inextricably to the Republican Party; (2) that conservative Christians aren’t required to abandon the Republican Party; Read more […]