Lord’s Day, August 12, 2012

  1. Womynpriests?
  2. Ban the KKK (and all the other haters, too)!
  3. Vice into virtue, conservative edition.
  4. Wordplay.

1

Frederica Matthewes-Green has an uncommonly good discussion of the non-issue of women’t ordination in the Orthodox Church, which I somehow missed 68 months ago when it first appeared. The article is chock full of surprising good sense, above Frederica’s usual high average.

2

It’s a good thing that the University of California President is a First Amendment scholar. He has rebuffed calls for a hate speech code ostensibly targeting the KKK while really targeting people who dissent on Zionism, and setting the stage to nail:

Harsh condemnation of Islam, condemnation of pro-Palestinian violence, arguments against homosexuality or same-sex marriage, calls for crackdowns on illegal immigration, condemnation of abortion, and more: All these could potentially be covered by a “prohibit[ion]” of “hate speech on campus.”

Most universities, free speech would be suppressed because liberals just love paying civil rights attorney fees to FIRE (H/T Eugene Volokh)

3

Liberals aren’t the only ones who engage in the “transvaluation of values.” Some populist conservatives transform the vices of sloth and gluttony into conservative virtues. It could even have become a sideshow had Mitt Romney picked Chris Christie for Veep.

4

H/T Brandon Lyda on Facebook

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Some succinct standing advice on recurring themes.