Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Bay Area "Tolerance"

Organize a public rally in San Francisco that emphasizes traditional Christian morality and condemns immoral behavior like homosexual intercourse, and these are the kind of hysterical and logically inconsistent reactions you get from Bay Area civic leaders:

"They're loud, they're obnoxious, they're disgusting, and they should get out of San Francisco.” - California Assemblyman Mark Leno

"Their homophobic beliefs are offensive, but we hope they'll become more tolerant after spending the weekend in our famously tolerant city." - San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom

With respect to Newsom's comment, I'm puzzled as to how exactly denigrating a person's religious belief as "homophobic" and "offensive" is an illustration of tolerance. Throw in Assemblyman Leno's diatribe and, well, now I'm really confused as to what "tolerance" means to Bay Area liberals.

Monday, March 12, 2007

A Poor Black Southerner at Holy Cross the Early '70's

An incredibly frank and interesting interview with Justice Clarence Thomas that focuses on his undergraduate college years at Holy Cross. He discloses, for instance, that unlike the other black students that were there at the same time as him, he wasn't recruited by the school and only ended up at Holy Cross because a nun he knew back home in Georgia recommended it to him. He also laments the loss of religiosity at Holy Cross insofar as the college faculty is now comprised mostly of lay professors. (Of course, who can say it wouldn't be any less Catholic if the faculty was still mostly made up of priests from the ever increasingly heretical Jesuits? But I digress.) (link via)