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August 22, 2013

A Video Metaphor for the Left Open Thread

Oh let's put off the video metaphor for now, because it's a real closer.

New Mexico's Supreme Court rules that people must set aside their religion in order to avoid creating the slightest inconvenience for gay people. It calls this "the price of citizenship."

The court said that Elaine Huguenin, the photographer, had discriminated against gay customers for not photographing their weddings, even though she had said she would be happy to take their pictures in different contexts. The court also refused any differentiation whatsoever between homosexual and heterosexual conduct under the law, despite the fact that same-sex marriage is not licensed in the state of New Mexico. Justice Edward Chavez wrote, “The difficulty in distinguishing between status and conduct in the context of sexual orientation discrimination is that people may base their judgment about an individual's sexual orientation on the individual's conduct. To allow discrimination based on conduct so closely correlated with sexual orientation would severely undermine the purpose of the NMHRA." In other words, orientation and conduct are so intertwined that to discriminate against activity would be to discriminate against the person -- an odd line of logic, given that it would then follow that discriminating against religious activity would constitute discrimination on the basis of religion, making the court's logic self-defeating.

Justice Richard Bosson wrote, in concurrence, that the Huguenins are “compelled by law to compromise the very religious beliefs that inspire their lives.” He concluded, “The Huguenins are free to think, to say, to believe, as they wish; they may pray to the God of their choice and follow those commandments in their personal lives wherever they lead. The Constitution protects the Huguenins in that respect and much more. But there is a price, one that we all have to pay somewhere in our civic life.” That “compromise,” he wrote, “is part of the glue that holds us together as a nation, the tolerance that lubricates the varied moving parts of us as a people. That sense of respect we owe others, whether or not we believe as they do, illuminates this country, setting it apart from the discord that afflicts much of the rest of the world. In short, I would say to the Huguenins, with the utmost respect: it is the price of citizenship.”

Yeah, they could compromise their religious beliefs, or, you know, the gay couple could simply find another photographer. No, by all means, let's use the power of the state to reach as deeply as possible into people's lives instead of just telling the gay couple to "Look online for ten minutes and find someone else."

Obama's NSA review panel is impressing experts due to its composition of skeptics, outsiders, conservatives, and libertarians.

Nah I'm just kidding, it's stuffed to the gills with Obama's cronies and employees.

Gee, I wonder if they'll come back with a report damaging to Obama, one that requires him to make any difficult changes at all, or if they'll just say, "Needs some work but looks PRETTY GREAT!!! (Boss!!!)"

Yeah I wonder about such things.

VDH, America the Trivial.

The media continues not noticing that Chris Lane was killed in a racially-motivated murder:

And three days before what police call the indiscriminate shooting, the suspect, 15-year-old James Edwards Jr., tweeted, “With my n****s when it’s time to start taken life’s.”

Back in April, he tweeted, “90% of white ppl (people) are nasty. #HATE THEM.”

They're also missing the possible gangland initiation angle, Bryan Preston reports.

And on that subject, Time Magazine, a magazine of the Politically Correct Goonsquad Left, calls the part of town Chris Lane ventured into "the grittier part of town."

Whatever could they mean by that? Well what they mean is "black and poor," but they'd crucify anyone else who seemed to mean that.

I mean, anyone not in the media, Democratic Party, or New Class.

(Taranto of the WSJ caught this one and noted it in a tweet. I didn't see Time respond as to what they meant.)

And then there's this newest horror that we won't be discussing in the National Discussion on Race.

And all three networks finally devote serious time to bringing the public up to speed on the recent White House scandals.


Now, via @doreenhdickson and @chicksonright, the Video Metaphor for the Left. Enjoy!


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