Judge Richard Posner, a federal judge with the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, recently become a hero to the pro-"gay marriage" left when, by way of a "legal analysis" free from the troublesome constraints of logic, case precedent, biology, tradition and reality in general, he managed to somehow divine a long-hidden constitutional "right" for two dudes to get "married." "How can tradition be a reason for anything?" an incredulous Posner demanded last month of attorneys defending marriage protection amendments in both Wisconsin and Indiana.
It would seem that Posner's contempt for tradition extends to all things sexual, up to and including the puritanical presupposition that it's always wrong for a man to rape a woman. This idea, according to Posner in his 2011 book Economic Analysis of the Law (8th edition), is evidently an equally archaic tradition that, like the institution of natural marriage, needs a significant overhaul.
Posner's suggestion? Perhaps it's time the government begin issuing "rape licenses" (I kid you not) since, and based upon an exclusively utilitarian and morally relative cost-benefit analysis, the "right to rape," for some men at least, "exceeds the victim's physical and emotional pain." more >>
NFL star Adrian Peterson has been charged with abusing his four-year-old son and took to Twitter to criticize those who were judging him for his behavior, noting that the public was "usurping" God's role as the Ultimate Judge.
"Come to me and rest. Give your mind a break from its habitual judging. You form judgments about this situation, that situation, this person, that person, yourself, even the weather – as if judging were your main function. When you become preoccupied with passing judgment, you usurp My role," Peterson tweeted, citing the book Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young.
Peterson has been formally charged with reckless or negligent injury of a child due to the use of what was called a "switch," a tree branch stripped of all leaves and twigs. He used the instrument to spank his four-year-old son. A doctor was the one to report the boy's injuries, which included cuts and bruises to his buttocks, ankles, leg and scrotum, according to CBS Houston. more >>
This is my third consecutive column about the shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black youth, by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.
I have focused on this because the circumstances that led to this tragedy point to more than narrow, parochial concerns of low-income minority communities. They point to things fundamentally wrong in America that are dragging us all down.
Hopefully, remedial measures will be adopted that will lower the likelihood that a police officer will reduce a black youth to a racial stereotype and kill him. more >>
The Detroit Police Department said Friday that a shooting during a prayer vigil has left two people dead this week.
Members of a community on Detroit's west side had gathered for a candlelight prayer vigil for a recent victim of violence in the neighborhood when a drive-by shooting, as well as a car crash, took place just before 2 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 12. Authorities confirmed to The Christian Post that the shootout began with gunshots fired inside a home on Patton Street before cars outside returned fire, killing one person inside the home.
Furthermore, Detroit Police Department's Office of Public Information confirmed that there were four non-fatal wounds, one fatal from a vehicle, one critical injury from a vehicle, and two persons of interests involved. However, the investigation is ongoing. more >>
Embattled former Baltimore Ravens football player Ray Rice, 27, and his wife, Janay, reportedly became born-again Christians in March, shortly after he beat his then-fiancée unconscious inside a casino elevator. Rice is reportedly blaming their behavior on heavy drinking.
"Our sources say Ray and his wife have gotten deep into religion since the February incident, and they were both baptized in March when they decided to become born-again Christians," said a TMZ Sports report.
"We're also told they've also done religious mentoring with other couples ... including NFL players and their wives," it continued. more >>
After several months of hearings, Judge Thokozile Matilde Masipa said on Sept. 11 that "there were not enough facts" for Oscar Pistorius to be found guilty of premeditated murder. This means that the Olympian will not be facing a sentence of lifetime imprisonment, but it is still possible for him to be charged with a lesser sentence.
"Culpable homicide is a competent verdict," said the judge, but she did not deliver any formal verdicts in the shooting death of Reeva Steenkamp, Pistorius' girlfriend.
Culpable homicide refers to a negligent killing, and it can carry anything from a suspended sentence to a long jail term. Though Pistorius has been acquitted of murder, he can still be sent to jail for years if it has been found that he acted negligently in Steenkamp's death. more >>