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I Don't Drink The Kool-Aid. For Anybody.

On Sermons and Supreme Court Justices

By Byron / March 19, 2022 /

As I write this, I am preparing to preach tomorrow, a passage from Colossians 2 on the subject, “Don’t Follow the Rules”. As always, I’m excited to dig into what the text entails, ferret out its meaning as best I can, bridge its timeless truths into the 21st century context in which we find ourselves,…

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Why I Would Support a Pro-Choice Justice (In a Heartbeat)

By Byron / July 9, 2018 /

Now that I have your attention… I am completely pro-life (in the real, “historic” sense of term, not the muddied, newfangled, “Christian Left” sense of it, which can be used to pretty much nullify what has always been meant when we say it): I believe that human life, created in and bearing the image of…

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Some Thoughts on the Supreme Court's Overturning of DOMA and Prop 8

By Byron / June 26, 2013 /

It’s not news now that the Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision overturned both the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8. Interestingly, I think a reasonably-good argument can be made that constitutionally, DOMA was indeed problematic from a federalist position, though I’m not nearly convinced that it should carry the day. My question, though,…

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As Long as We Can Keep It

By Byron / June 28, 2012 /

It was the close of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in September, 1787, and expectations were running high. Having worked long and hard at crafting the document, and emerging from the room, Benjamin Franklin was asked by an anxious citizen, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” Came the response from…

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The Next Good Argument I Hear for "Gay Marriage"…

By Byron / February 9, 2012 /

Will be the first. Seriously, liberal argumentation generally consists of sloganeering, half-truths, utopian fantasies, and ad hominem attacks. Pretty much every argument that I’ve ever heard advanced to buttress “gay marriage” falls neatly into one or more of these categories. Today, USA Today came out with an editorial piece favoring the decision by the ultra-leftist…

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