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POSTED: Thursday, February 16, 2012, 9:43 AM

Some people took issue with yesterday’s blog post about the ‘persecution’ of Muslim Americans.  And not just the usual commentators who hate the Catholic church so much they will praise the devil to show it disrespect.  Anyone with a marginally functional brain sees through their rhetoric, and moves on.

But there are some critics who have legitimate grievances, and one of them was a gentleman who sent me the following in an email:

While your claims about foreign Christians may be true, that doesn't change the fact that Christians aren't persecuted in the US and enjoy a dominant position in the American political sphere. If Obama were President of the World he may have been inclined to consider Christians a persecuted people, yet he is only the leader of a nation that arguably has one of the lowest rates of Christian persecution in the world. 

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POSTED: Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 9:33 AM
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Marwan Kreidie is angry. How dare any religion other than Islam claim persecution?  Haven’t we already decided that only Muslims can be victims of discrimination and abuse?

The thing that raised Kreidie’s ire, as he expressed in today’s Inquirer, is the fact that the Catholic bishops had the audacity to advocate for their right to religious freedom under the First Amendment by not having to subsidize birth control, sterilization and abortifacents for employees.

I mean, Catholics in particular, and Christians in general, aren’t a persecuted minority, right?

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POSTED: Friday, February 10, 2012, 12:38 PM
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No sooner was today's column uploaded to the web than the White House started backing off from its ridiculous, indefensible position on forcing Catholics to subsidize birth control.  

Apparently, the president and his tone deaf minions realized that you do not want to look like a kindler, gentler version of the church-burning Know Nothings by ignoring the First Amendment as applied to a religion whose views you barely tolerate.

The White House has, for a good while now, hoodwinked progressive Catholics into believing that they were justified in trusting this administration.  Obama convinced liberal Catholics that even though he strongly supported abortion, he was their man on immigration, social justice and a whole lot of other issues near and dear to the Catholic heart.

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POSTED: Thursday, February 9, 2012, 1:54 PM
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And yet another Christine!

A Christine by any other name would not spell as sweet(ly), were she not Christine called.

Yes, I’m aware that the pun fell flat.

But it is a helpful way to introduce you to an editor at Philadelphia Magazine who seems to think that any time the Catholic church does anything to preserve its integrity, that amounts to “hating women.”

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POSTED: Thursday, February 9, 2012, 1:54 PM
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And yet another Christine!

A Christine by any other name would not spell as sweet(ly), were she not Christine called.

Yes, I’m aware that the pun fell flat.

But it is a helpful way to introduce you to an editor at Philadelphia Magazine who seems to think that any time the Catholic church does anything to preserve its integrity, that amounts to “hating women.”

Christine Flowers @ 1:54 PM  Permalink | 0
POSTED: Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 3:52 PM
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Next stop...?

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has done what it normally does...legislate from the bench.  The activists on the California court have struck down the democratically-enacted ban on gay marriage in that state, thereby paving the way for a showdown in the Supreme Court.   Frankly, I'm not sure activists from the LGBT community should be too happy about that eventuality.  

There are four probable votes against legalizing same sex unions, from John Roberts, Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas and, of course, Antonin Scalia who was none too happy when the court struck down laws that criminalized sodomy in an opinion written by Anthony Kennedy nine years ago.

And the composition of the court is somewhat different from what it was in 2003, with a liberal lion, Justice John Paul Stevens, having retired, and the possibility  that another liberal lion will be retiring in the not-too-distant future (Ruth Bader Ginsburg is looking very frail these days.)  That leaves Stephen Breyer, Elana Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor as the left-leaning anchor of the court, and only Breyer is a reliable vote for social engineering.  Sotomayor has proven to be surprisingly moderate during her tenure (to my pleasant surprise) and Kagan-who sometimes concurs with Alito-is also more balanced than expected.

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POSTED: Friday, February 3, 2012, 12:11 PM
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Founding father Madison

I could get all tragic about how the Susan J. Komen foundation caved to pressure, and showed that instead of a vertebral column, they have in its place a flexible pink ribbon (a twisted one, at that)

I could call them cowards for caving into pressure from the fiendishly clever and media savvy abortionistas out there, who are so desperately tied to their reproductive 'right' that they will make sure they destroy anyone or anything that stands in their way.

Yes, I could do those things.

Christine Flowers @ 12:11 PM  Permalink | 0
POSTED: Thursday, February 2, 2012, 5:56 PM

Margaret Sanger was a very unpleasant lady, someone who thought that black women, the mentally retarded and pretty much everyone else who wasn't lilly-white (no immigrants, either) and well-off needed to be sterilized.  Apparently, she wasn't fond of parents who planned in the 'hood, if you get my drift.

But her organization has tried to be kindler, and gentler, and convince everyone that they care about all women.

Well, the claws are out.  They only really care about women who agree with their philosphy of 'less is more' (i.e. the less babies, the more satisfied we'll be as a nation)

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