November 18, 2017

Around the Web–Nov 16, 2012

Religious freedom, tolerance, free speech:

In Canada, a ‘watershed’ religious freedom win

Matters of morality, including the perceived morality of certain types of sexual behavior, are topics for discussion in the public forum. Freedom of speech does not just protect polite speech.

Hopefully this is the end of this particular case, but if the complainant could get this appealed to the Canadian Supreme Court, who knows what could happen? The Supreme Court has tended to be fairly liberal, but the current Prime Minister, the Conservative Party’s Stephen Harper, has been in power long enough now to appoint a majority on the Court. This current ruling may well stand, however, as the complainant acknowledged in another article that he would need pretty strong legal grounds to appeal to the Supreme Court.

Some additional reports:

Christian Perspectives of the Petraeus scandal:

The Real Lesson Behind the General Petraeus Affair

Modern critics have grown weary of the conservative argument that a person who cannot be trusted in private can’t be trusted in public either. But fatigue of the facts doesn’t negate the authenticity or veracity of the principle.

Adultery & leadership: lessons from the Petraeus-Broadwell scandal

Thom Rainer in a very hard-hitting editorial. Very well said:

The typical perspective regurgitated about the Petraeus and Broadwell affair is that, outside of the security concerns, it’s really no big deal. After all, it is argued, this relationship is a private matter between two consenting adults.

That’s garbage.

There’s more where that came from, read it all.

And other news of interest:

New York Times Now Run By Practicing Catholic

New president and CEO Mark Thompson: “The truths of the Christian faith are objective truths.”

Interesting — I wonder if the bias of the NYT will change at all?

Poll: 60% of voters back traditional marriage

If this article is correct, then marriage obviously isn’t one of the issues that decided the recent USA election.

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