Tag: Public Morality

  • Your Smartphone or Your Life

    Everyone: please be safe on the road. Whatever you need to read or look at on a phone can wait. It’s not worth dying for.   A few things I’ve seen in the last 24 hours:   A young man riding a bike and reading a piece of paper, with no hands on the handlebars. […]

  • Musings on History

    Never assume that a logical connection exists between some instance of what is and some ideal of what could be. Some things cannot be redeemed, but are best destroyed or simply left alone. Indeed, many of history’s saddest chapters began with efforts to turn a present but dying evil into a lively engine for good.

  • Frist Supports Embryonic Stem Cell Research

    Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tennessee), M.D., today announced that he supports a bill currently before the Senate, which would allow federal funds to be used in the destruction of embryos in order to extract stem cells. I’m not going to dive into the merits of embryonic stem cell research, itself; as I’ve said before, […]

  • School Board Offers Theological Defense of Homosexuality, Gets Taken to Task

    In case you haven’t heard, the Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools tried to implement a sex education curriculum that endorses homosexuality as a normal and amoral (not “immoral,” “amoral”) lifestyle choice. Whether or not one agrees with that proposal, the fact is that the school system gets its facts wrong and makes theological arguments – […]

  • Terri Schiavo: What Her Story Means to the Rest of Us

    I’ve posted before on the Terri Schiavo story; while I did not want to jump on the news of her death in the early hours, there are some things that need to be said. First of all, I think everyone who is even aware of who Terri Schiavo was would agree that what happened to […]