The Corner

National Security & Defense

Pop Quiz: Freedom vs. Hatred

Which of these two passages recently appeared in an editorial of the New York Times?

Some of those who draw cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad may earnestly believe that they are striking a blow for freedom of expression, though it is hard to see how that goal is advanced by inflicting deliberate anguish on millions of devout Muslims who have nothing to do with terrorism. As for the Garland event, to pretend that it was motivated by anything other than hate is simply hogwash.

. . . or  . . .

Some of those who try to force Christian wedding providers to service gay weddings may earnestly believe that they are striking a blow for LGBT rights, though it is hard to see how that goal is advanced by inflicting deliberate anguish on millions of devout Christians who have nothing to do with discrimination against LGBT persons. As for the Walkerton controversy, to pretend that the protest against Memories Pizzeria was motivated by anything other than hate is simply hogwash.

Answer

Mario Loyola — Mr. Loyola, a former White House speechwriter and environmental adviser, is a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

Most Popular

Media

Three Cheers for Ruth Graham

In her piece in the New York Times today, Ruth Graham captured something quite true: Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination is a cultural moment for conservative women. We don’t like to talk in terms of trailblazing, because these words have ideological implications. But we all remember the “mommy wars” when moms ... Read More
Media

Three Cheers for Ruth Graham

In her piece in the New York Times today, Ruth Graham captured something quite true: Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination is a cultural moment for conservative women. We don’t like to talk in terms of trailblazing, because these words have ideological implications. But we all remember the “mommy wars” when moms ... Read More