Francis Derangement Syndrome

Sure, conservative anxiety about Pope Francis has been building for months, but since His Holiness exhorted the faithful with his “Joy of the Gospel” there has been a serious outbreak of Francis Derangement Syndrome (FDS).

Polygamy judge sticks it to LDS Church

A federal judge’s decision declaring part of Utah’s anti-polygamy law unconstitutional doesn’t just let the state’s polygamists come out of the shadows. It sharply criticizes the LDS Church for embracing the very world-view that led to the persecution of Mormons in the 19th century.

Rick Warren’s bogus Jewish deli analogy

Speaking on Huffpost Live a couple of days ago, Rick Warren compared Obamacare’s contraception mandate to a law requiring Jewish deli owners to sell pork, saying that if the latter took place, “I would be out there with the rabbis protesting that. Why? I don’t have a problem with pork, but I believe in your right to not have to sell pork if it’s not in your faith.”

A Belated Happy Thanksgiving

Seventy-five years ago, Connecticut Gov. Wilbur Cross recorded his Thanksgiving Proclamation in the first sound film ever made by a governor of the state. ¬†Cross, a Democrat, grew up in the farming community of Mansfield and went on to become professor of English at Yale, editor of the Yale Review and dean of the Yale […]