Some, but certainly not all conservatives have elevated themselves to the status of "jerk" in both their words and actions. Here are some tips that may help alleviate the problem.
1) Stop talking about how the "crazy liberals" are trying to destroy America. Those "crazy liberals" live in America, so I sort of have a hard time believing that they are trying to sabotage their haven of safety, freedom and well-being. You can talk all day about how you think their views are destructive (and some of them are), but please, don't blast your social media with how they are intentionally trying to destroy their own homeland.
2) Quit acting like you know more than what you actually do. If you're going to talk about how Obama's latest speech was a whole bunch of hogwash, at least be able to communicate why. If you're going to blow up your Facebook friend's news feeds about how "communistic" the healthcare reform is, please be able to tell us all why and how that is. Acquiring and expressing a vast conservative-vocabulary after a few hours of soaking up Fox News programs doesn't make you knowledgeable. Some birds have the mental capacity to parrot things they hear; it doesn't mean they know what they're talking about. Get educated before you get vocal so that you can really contribute to the conversation. more >>
Pennsylvania's Republican Gov. Tom Corbett decided not to challenge a federal judge's ruling overturning his state's same-sex marriage ban after an "immense struggle" due to "his religious beliefs based on his Catholic upbringing and teachings," an aide says.
"The governor personally struggled immensely with this decision," Corbett's chief of staff, Leslie Gromis Baker, tells Philly.com. "Prior to the opinion being released, the governor was conflicted between his personal and religious beliefs based on his Catholic upbringing and teachings, and the legal arguments that were made in Judge Jones' opinion."
"Given the high legal threshold set forth by Judge Jones in this case, the case is extremely unlikely to succeed on appeal," Corbett said in a statement Wednesday, the day after Judge John E. Jones III overturned the state's 1996 law defining marriage as between men and women. more >>
Since when did it become "extremist" to be pro-life, pro-family, and pro-marriage?
On May 10th I wrote an article entitled Anti-Christian Activists Will Defeat Themselves. Within days, my thesis was being confirmed.
Last week, Martha MacCallum, sitting in for Megyn Kelly on Fox, hosted a heated exchange between Dana Loesch and Democrat strategist Jessica Erlich "about the Benham Brothers being discriminated against for their Christian beliefs by SunTrust Bank, which had announced that they were cutting business ties with the twin brothers." (SunTrust reversed its decision 24 hours after dropping the Benhams, with apologies.) more >>
Dear Governor Corbett,
I urge you to reconsider your decision not to appeal the "gay marriage" ruling by the rogue federal district judge John Jones. I understand that you continue to regard marriage as a union between one man and one woman but believe that an appeal has little chance of success. This matter is too important not to exhaust every option available to you. If necessary, the state needs to appeal the decision all the way up to the Supreme Court.
As you know, it is absurd to regard a person of the same sex as one's anatomical, physiological, and psychological counterpart or sexual complement. Becoming sexually aroused by what one already is as a gendered being, as though one were only half one's own sex rather than half of a whole sexual spectrum containing two sexes, is obviously contrary to nature and a self-dishonoring impulse. The disproportionately high rates of measurable harm that attend homosexual unions correspond to gender type: higher numbers of sex partners lifetime and significantly higher rates of STIs for homosexual males; lower longevity in relationships and higher mental health complications for homosexual females. This is what one expects when, owing to the absence of a gender complement, the extremes of a given sex are not moderated and the gaps in one's sex not filled. more >>
The University of Notre Dame has refused to give official recognition to a student group arguing that children are better off being raised by a heterosexual married couple instead of a same-sex couple.
Notre Dame's Club Coordination Council recently refused to recognize the Students for Child Oriented Policy, prompting some to claim viewpoint discrimination at the Catholic academic institution.
A group of Italian women who are in love affairs with Roman Catholic Church priests have asked Pope Francis to make the celibacy mandate for clergy optional.
Twenty six women recently wrote to the Pontiff, their letter being published on the website of the Catholic publication the Vatican Insider. "With humility, we place at your feet our suffering so that something can change, not just for us but for the good of the whole Church," reads the letter in part.
The women also stated that the celibacy mandate for priests caused "devastating suffering" within the Church and that married priests would serve "with greater passion." more >>