Tolerance Strikes Again

This time in Delta Township, Michigan:

Gay rights protesters disrupt Sunday service

I wonder if the protesters were throwing these around:
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“Hi! I’m a Zero Tolerance Wheel”

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The Religious Right: Boom… Outta Here?

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(Created with the Tombstone Generator found here)

If anything, the above image has been the nocturnal emission of legions of people in these United States. Perhaps some of whom actually believe they might have actually had something to do with the demise of the so-called Religious Right.

Whether what the image conveys is true, that’s up for unhealthy debate, but columnist Cal Thomas seems to believe so.  In fact, the idea for generating the image came from the title of his latest column:

Religious Right R.I.P.

Here is a primer:

Social movements that relied mainly on political power to enforce a conservative moral code weren’t anywhere near as successful as those that focused on changing hearts.

Is This What Tolerance Looks Like?

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For the story behind the picture click below:

So much for the new liberal America: California voters put a stop to gay marriage – leaving 18,000 ‘married’ couples in doubt

I liked what one attorney said,

“There’s something deeply wrong with putting the rights of a minority up to a majority vote,” said Evan Wolfson, a gay-rights lawyer who heads a group called Freedom to Marry.

What does he think Democracy is all about?

Best Poster… Ever

Jupiter has a Fever, Let’s Raise Awareness!

“The planet has a fever” — Albert Gore

So goes the Veep’s passionate plea to save mother Earth from pyrogenic people.

Plant a tree, drive a hybrid, don’t shop at Wal-mart, stop eating meat, replace incandescent bulbs with those corkscrew ones that contain mercury, and above all, raise awareness for our besieged planet.

Well I for one, I’m glad that the Veep and other dedicated folks are all for saving us from ourselves (though they should look in the direction of the real culprit behind global warming, or maybe not since it might hurt their eyes.)

The sad news is that now Jupiter (which so far as we know has no nasty temperature-rising human beings on it) is undergoing climate change. According to this piece,

Jupiter’s recent outbreak of red spots is likely related to large scale climate change as the gas giant planet is getting warmer near the equator.

Maybe we can goad Mr. Gore and the gang to expand their horizons…

Japanese Dolphin Hunts and Multiculturalism

This whole multiculturalism thing has been shoved down our collective throats (at least here in the States).

I don’t think I’m going out on a limb in saying that and in saying that it has been done to a fault. The advocates of this sort of activity will try to sell us on the ‘fact’ that all cultures are equally valid and how arrogant can we be thinking that Western culture is better than anyone other?

It’s interesting to see this attitude proclaimed from such places like the spired towers of academia or from the Hollywood Hills.

Of course all it takes for these folk to change their tune is a good ol’ fashioned dolphin hunt sponsored by Japanese fishermen.  According to the story, “Heroes” star, Hayden Panettiere, was there trying to prevent the hunt.

According to the story,

The local fishermen and their supporters say hunting dolphins — in this case, pilot whales — is a Japanese custom that outsiders have no business interfering with.

“Whales and dolphins are traditionally being used (as resources) in Japan,” said Hideki Moronuki, chief of the whaling section at the Japanese Fisheries Agency. “In this light, we cannot accept an argument simply based on emotional causes.”

Who are we Westerners to tell the Japanese how to conduct themselves when it comes to their culture? Are Hindus coming over here on surfboards and wetsuits to picket slaughterhouses?

Mr. Moronuki is on my list of “Heroes” (no pun intended) on the strength of “we cannot accept an argument simply based on emotional causes.”

It makes me wonder what Ms. Panettiere’s Japanese “Heroes” co-star, Masi Oka thinks of all this?