Morning Briefing: August 1st, 2012
By Steve Deace
Chick-fil-a Controversy = Religious Liberty Under Attack
That’s the take from Dr. Albert Mohler of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, in this blog for CNN. Mohler says “the controversy over Chick-fil-A is a clear sign that religious liberty is at risk and that this nation has reached the brink of tyrannical intolerance from at least some of our elected leaders.” Mohler goes on to say, “The threats made against Chick-fil-A betray the principle of religious liberty that is enshrined within the U.S. Constitution. Civic officials in some of the nation’s largest and most powerful cities have openly threatened to oppose Chick-fil-A for the singular reason that its president openly spoke of his Christian convictions concerning marriage.” Of course, today is the day that Christians around the country are urged to patronize Chick-fil-a as show of solidarity.
White House Spokesman Doesn’t Want to Touch Polygamy
White House press secretary Jay Carney is having nothing to do with questions about polygamy, even though as president, Barack Obama has done more to advance the cause of alternative sexual lifestyles in the United States than any other president.
But at Tuesday’s daily news briefing at the White House, Carney simply skipped over a question from Les Kinsolving, WND’s correspondent at the White House, about polygamy.
Carney declined to recognize Kinsolving, but Kinsolving inserted a question into the dialogue anyway, much as reporters shout questions to politicians when they are within earshot.
“How does the president stand on polygamy?” Kinsolving asked as Carney was closing his remarks about the”targeted killings policy” Obama uses as part of his national security effort.
Carney’s response was to call on another reporter.
“How does he stand on polygamy? Could you answer that question,” came the followup from Kinsolving.
Carney repeated the other reporter’s name: “Kristen.”
“So you want to dodge that issue,” was the comment that followed, according to the White House transcript of the exchange.
The questions from Kinsolving followed shortly after two consecutive reporters had raised the issue of the same-sex “marriage” plank in the platform for the Democratic Party this year.
Kinsolving had wanted to follow up with a question about Time magazine’s extensive current article about polygamy, titled “I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do” and featuring the story of Alina, Valeria and Vicki, the “three wives of Joe Darger” in Utah.
The article portrays polygamy as having a “rising cultural profile.”
Palin Fires Back at Cheney
Former Vice President Dick Cheney made headlines recently for being the latest Republican establishment figure to throw former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin under the bus, saying John McCain selecting Palin was “a mistake.” On Fox News, Palin said, “Seeing how Dick…excuse me…Vice President Cheney never misfires, then evidently he’s quite convinced that what he evidently read about me by the lame stream media having been written what I believe is a false narrative over the last four years, evidently Dick Cheney believed that stuff and that’s a shame so he characterized me as being a mistake.” Was that slip of the tongue on purpose or a Freudian slip? You can watch the video for yourself here and make up your own mind.
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