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  • Crisis of Decadence [Mark Steyn]

    10/15/2011 6:19:48 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/15/2011 | Mark Steyn
    A society can live on the accumulated capital of a glorious inheritance for only so long.When the think-tank chappies ponder “decline,” they tend to see it in geopolitical terms. Great powers gradually being shunted off the world stage have increasing difficulties getting their way: Itsy-bitsy colonial policing operations in dusty ramshackle outposts drag on for years and putter out to no obvious conclusion. If that sounds vaguely familiar, well, the State Department reported last month that the last Christian church in Afghanistan was razed to the ground in 2010. This intriguing factoid came deep within their “International Religious Freedom Report.”...
  • "We are all sodomites now: a case for sexual freedom" -- by Andrew Sullivan

    04/28/2003 7:10:48 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 204 replies · 1,954+ views
    New Republic via andrewsullivan.com ^ | March, '03 | Andrew Sullivan
    In September 1998, two men by the names of John Lawrence and Tyron Garner were having sex in their home in Houston, Texas. Without warning, police broke into Lawrence's home and found the two engaged in what Texas law calls sodomy. The police had been summoned by a neighbor who had complained about a man allegedly "going crazy" in Lawrence's house. Lawrence and Garner were arrested, held for 24 hours and subsequently fined $200 after pleading no contest to the charge of sexual deviation. The neighbor was subsequently convicted of filing a false police report. Lawrence and Garner then challenged...