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April 01, 2015

High School Teacher: Hey, Let's Burn Down Memories Pizza

Freedom's just another word for the Government's List of Things You Must Do.

Sorry I've been away; I've been attempting to get the "libertarians" at Reason to take a more forward-leaning stance on liberty, but they don't seem very interested.

This Jim Antle piece is good. I mean, sad, and upsetting, but good.

I've got half a mind to become a Muslim and begin affirmatively pushing for Sharia. At least I know the left won't f*** around with me then.

A member of a religious minority can, as a conscientious objector, be exempt from taking up arms in wartime. Most Americans would recognize that as the type of freedom that makes the country worth fighting for in the first place.

But a member of a religious minority cannot be exempt from baking a cake for a ceremony contrary to her faith. That, some say, is bigotry.

Well. I happen to think pacifism is misguided, but that's not a good argument for forcing pacifists to fly B-52s.

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Make no mistake, the famous baker, photographer and florist are a religious minority. Who has more social, political and market power --Apple CEO Tim Cook and the hundreds of corporations asking the Supreme Court to rule in favor of gay marriage, or the small number of Christian wedding vendors who want to act on a private belief in the same definition of marriage Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton not long ago were in favor of enshrining in law?

"God's in the mix," Obama said of how marriage is defined during the 2008 presidential campaign.

Gods not in the cake mix, bigot, say liberals in 2015.

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In fact, the new social liberals sound a lot like the old social conservatives. We have a public moral code around here and if you dont comply with it, youd better keep it to yourself.

He links this piece by George Yancey about the actual phobia supported by the Establishment. You know, the actual power-brokers and culture-makers: "Christianophobia."

Well, anti-Christian hostility is certainly real, captured by the American National Election Studies, which include questions about animosity toward various social groups. About one third of respondents rated conservative Christians significantly lower (by at least one standard deviation) than other religious and racial groups.

The only group to fare worse was atheists, who received low rankings from nearly half the respondents. But while atheists drew more global hostility than any other group, the negative rankings for conservative Christians came from a disproportionate number of white, highly educated, politically progressive, and wealthy respondents.

As this survey illustrates, animosity toward Christians involves racial, educational, and economic factors; the people most likely to hold negative views of conservative Christians also belong to demographic groups with high levels of social power. Rich, white, educated Americans are major influencers in media, academia, business, and government, and these are the people most likely to have a distaste for conservative Christians.


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Their attitudes reflected the negativity toward Christians found in earlier research, with some particularly extreme and troubling remarks. Responding to open-ended questions, they said:

"Churches and houses of religion should be designated as nuclear test zones."

"Kill them all, let their god sort them out."

"The only good Christian is a dead Christian.

I cannot determine by my data the percentage of Americans with such a level of vitriol, but judging by the comments, it's not a trivial amount.


Well, the American Project is drawing to a close. Result: Failure.




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