The Corner

Re: Gay Marriage

Stanley: Thanks for that reminder. I have just read (actually, in all but

a couple of cases, re-read–”Men more often need to be reminded than

instructed”) those 2001 posts with profit. They leave little unsaid.

Except, perhaps this meta-observation: That as the same-sex marriage debate

takes off and issues like those in the 2001 posts begin to get people’s

attention, the age-old and (so far as I know) universal social disapproval

of homosexuality will come to seem more, not less, reasonable. The

homosexual-rights activists are in a period of overshoot. They have

banished the old regime of illegality, persecution and blackmail, and a good

thing too. Now, however, they are trying to effect radical changes in

society, changes which huge numbers of people will not stomach. As I have

said before:

“Homosexuals would, I believe, be wise to lower the volume, cherish their

private lives, withdraw the more contentious litigation, and stop ‘pushing

the envelope.’ Envelopes can break.”

Most Popular

Religion

Understanding the Mind of Modern Atheists

‘Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away” (Matthew 24:35). Anthony DeStefano uses this Bible quote toward the end of his new book Inside the Atheist Mind: Unmasking the Religion of Those Who Say There Is No God, pointing to the resiliency and truth of Christianity. “You can hide it, ... Read More
Economy & Business

How the Constitution Limits State Taxes

Must a company have a physical presence in a state for that state to require it to collect taxes? The Supreme Court is considering that question, which has grown more important as online sales have taken off. The Competitive Enterprise Institute has submitted an excellent brief arguing that the answer is yes, at ... Read More
Politics & Policy

Pompeo Deserves Confirmation

Mike Pompeo is qualified to be secretary of state. There is no doubt about that. He is competent — as director of the CIA, he has managed a complex organization deftly, winning the respect of intelligence professionals otherwise not favorably inclined to President Trump. He is experienced — in an ... Read More