At the GOP debates last night Fox News moderator Megyn Kelly asked former Ohio Governor John Kasich the following question:
“Governor Kasich, if you had a son or daughter who was gay or lesbian, how would you explain to them your opposition to same sex marriage?”
Kasich’s response garnered loud applause from the Republican crowd in Cleveland, Ohio as well as accolades across the media:
Business Insider: The GOP debate's hometown candidate just gave a touching answer on gay marriage
New York Times: John Kasich Wins Points on Gay Marriage Answer
The Hill: Kasich at debate: Gay people deserve love and respect
Slate: John Kasich Offers a Gracious, Humane View on Gay Marriage at the GOP Debate
Washington Post: John Kasich’s beliefs didn’t stop him from going to a same-sex wedding
Dozens of Christian protesters gathered in Detroit, Michigan, on Saturday to denounce the unveiling of a bronze nine-foot, one-ton goat-headed statue of Satan called the Baphomet monument.
The statue was presented by the Satanic Temple, an organization "dedicated to Satanic practice and the promotion of Satanic rights," at an undisclosed location in the city as a security measure. The Satanic Temple kept the site of the unveiling of the huge statue secret, e-mailing the information only to members of the group and others who were previously given tickets to witness the occasion, according to Raw Story.
Having wasted over an hour of my life, I now can say that I have read Laudato Si. It is the Pope’s latest verbose tome of an encyclical, which: espouses global warming alarmism, calls for international organizations to police climate change, and waxes poetic about people leading animals to God. In short it is as if Al Gore, Karl Marx, and Teilhard de Chardin wrote an encyclical. What’s worse is that because it came from a Pope, otherwise sane and rational people are actually taking it seriously. For instance, many Neo-Catholics, who would normally laugh Laudato Si to scorn it if were penned by Al Gore or Joe Biden, are now praising the encyclical. They are busy touting its hidden genius and quoting banal lines from the encyclical as if they were precious gifts from God. At times, one really is forced to wonder if these people are sane or whether they truly have any core convictions at all. For it is no exaggeration to say that this encyclical is an embarrassment, and I am ashamed as a Catholic that my pope issued it.