The Destruction Homosexuals Wrought
Flip Benham of the militant anti-abortion Operation Rescue/ Operation Save America is doing flips himself over the federal hate crimes bill supported by many LGBT organizations. In a press release, Benham misleadingly claims, “If we do not act decisively at this time, S.909 will make illegal every word in the Bible describing the destruction wrought by [homosexuality], and prepare the way for total censorship of the Gospel of Christ. Our children will pay a horrible price for our cowardice."
"Truth is Hate to Those Who Hate the Truth," Christian Newswire, May 13, 2009.
Who Cares If Jesus Wouldn’t Torture
Longtime Christian Right leader Gary Bauer took a stab at defending torture, disagreeing with those who suggest it is un-Christian. "There are a lot of things Jesus wouldn't do because he's the son of God," he said. "I can't imagine Jesus being a Marine or a policeman or a bank president, for that matter. The more appropriate question is, 'What is a follower of Jesus permitted to do?'" The answer is "it depends.” “I think if we believe the person we have can give us information to stop thousands of Americans from being killed, it would be morally suspect to not use harsh tactics to get that information."
Eric Gorski, “Torture debate prompts evangelical soul-searching,” Associated Press, May 13, 2009.
Obama’s War on Cheerios
America’s right-leaning commentariat blames Obama for the Food and Drug Administration's demand that General Mills tone down its health claims for Cheerios. The FDA says General Mills’ claim that Cheerios can "lower your cholesterol 4 percent in 6 weeks" is one that more properly, and according to federal law, should apply only to drugs designed to cure disease. The claims amount to a "serious violation" of laws governing label claims.
"Washington raised ciggie taxes to pay for SCHIP expansion and are [sic] gearing up to raise soda taxes to pay for Obamacare," writes columnist Michelle Malkin. "No vice is safe from the health police. Dijon mustard and arugula exempted, of course."
Marketing Cheerios as medicine is being defended as a matter of liberty. According to libertarian think-tanker David Theroux, stopping General Mills from making questionable health claims is just another of the Obama administration's " 'progressive' (i.e., authoritarian) absurdities."
Source: “Defending Cheerios, Cereal of Liberty,” Slate’s The Big Money, May 13, 2009.
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