Category Archives: Discrimination

A masterpiece of prudence

I’m relieved in a way that the Supreme Court decided to punt on the Masterpiece Cakeshop case. We could do with a little fudging in the culture wars these days. So instead of tackling the deeper, perhaps irresolvable, conflicts of … Continue reading

Posted in Dignitary harm, Discrimination, Religious freedom, Speech & Press

Aggregator: What does Masterpiece Cakeshop portend?

Social conservatives continue poring over the Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Cakeshop decision to discern what it is: A punt, pure and simple. Only this and nothing more. A punt with deliberate hints of better things to come. A punt with deliberate … Continue reading

Posted in Discrimination, Legalia, Marriage (real), Religious freedom, Speech & Press | Tagged

Masterpiece Cakeshop

Some fairly preliminary thoughts on today’s Supreme Court decision. Religious liberty advocates got the opinion they wanted. Unfortunately, it was a concurrence by Justice Thomas with Justice Gorsuch joining. More on that in a moment. Justice Kennedy’s much narrower majority … Continue reading

Posted in Anodynes & Nostrums, Dignitary harm, Discrimination, Marriage (real), Religious freedom, Speech & Press

White man speak with forked tongue

Some religious liberty groups are sitting out the “travel ban” case. I think they’re right, and that Christian Legal Society and National Association of Evangelicals summarize why they’re right: The CLS and NAE said the courts should decide whether the government … Continue reading

Posted in Discrimination, Evangelicalism, Legalia, Religious freedom

Unintended consequences

Progressives goring their own ox. Continue reading

Posted in Discrimination, Legalia, Rights Talk

Sneaky buggers

Overheard (after a fashion): Did you know that Greyhouse was a Christian coffee house? No! Shouldn’t they warn people?! That one gets better after it (tea warning) steeps a while (end tea warning). * * * * * Some succinct … Continue reading

Posted in Discrimination, Humor, irony, Naked Public Square


What would Amazon think? Continue reading

Posted in Discrimination, Gaying away the Pray, Religious freedom, The Ratchet

Any stick will do …

A most strange complaint was channeled through NPR’s All Things Considered Monday. Although 90% of deportations under Donald Trump have been to Mexico, Guatamala, Honduras and El Salvador, some of the other 10% are up in arms: “It’s really indiscriminate. … Continue reading

Posted in Discrimination, irony, Journalism, Legalia, Thrown down gauntlet

Abuses of power

Rod Dreher revisits for the third time the Edgardo Montara case from the 19th-centry papal state that included Bologna, Italy. He quotes a Patheos column by Eve Tushnet, which quote includes this: I am not sure I’ve seen any discussions … Continue reading

Posted in Consumerism, Culture, Discrimination, Education, Gaying away the Pray, Marriage (real), progressivism, Religious freedom, Secularism, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Thrown down gauntlet, transgenderism

Bad Analogies

[N]o one, not the most wild-eyed critic of the principles underlying the civil-rights legislation of the 1960s, ever suggested that, if such laws were passed, they would lead to obscure Christian bakers’ being forced at the point of government bayonets … Continue reading

Posted in Dignitary harm, Discrimination, History, Legalia