And here I thought the slippery slope didn’t exist

Once a number of self-destructive ex-Christian denominations have embraced both female leadership and homosexuality, it was only a matter of time before some “Christians” began agitating for the acceptance of pedophilia:

The Dutch Catholic Church and the Salesian order are investigating revelations that a Salesian priest served on the board of a group that promotes pedophilia with the full knowledge of his boss. The order’s top official in the Netherlands, Delegate Herman Spronck, confirmed in a statement that the priest – identified by RTL Nieuws as 73-year-old “Father Van B.” – served on the board of “Martijn,” a group that campaigns to end the Dutch ban on adult-child sex.

The wicked will always attempt to not only coopt Christianity, but put themselves in leadership positions in order to steer entire churches awry. The pattern of the progression is perfectly clear. It starts with female pastors, continues with the embrace of homosexuality, and descends into either total depravity or the extinction of the Church.

The amusing thing is listening to those who have rejected Biblical teachings on one step in the process attempting to concoct reasons why the one step is acceptable, but the next ones are not only unthinkable, but impossible. And yet the results are perfectly predictable. One can violate the laws of God if one so chooses, but one should not expect the consequences to be significantly better than violating the laws of gravity.

At the Black Gate

I have defended HBO from charges of attempting to gay up A Game of Thrones over at the Black Gate, even though I don’t think the producers handled one significant relationship in a particularly adroit manner. The relevant literary case is not quite as overwhelming as Fight Club, but it is sufficiently strong as to be conclusive.

This is modern "representative democracy"

It’s not as if the elections in Spain will actually change anything:

The Socialists, in power since 2004, are also looking likely to lose the next general election, which is scheduled for March 2012, but could come earlier if big losses on Sunday spark a leadership crisis within the party. After the euro zone debt crisis forced Greece, and later Ireland and Portugal, to take bailouts, Zapatero implemented round of measures to tackle a huge public deficit and persuade financial markets that it has the budget under control.

He is expected to maintain unpopular economic policies whatever the outcome on Sunday.

As we’ve seen with both the Obama White House and the Boehner-led Republicans in the States, as the Irish have learned in switching from Fianna Fail to Fine Gael, and as the Spanish are about to learn, it doesn’t matter for whom one votes. They will carry out the same policies regardless of what they promise their supporters; King Log replaces King Stork and yet nothing changes.

RINO down

I’d like to think I helped provide Gov. Daniels with some clarity on the matter last week. I don’t, actually, but I enjoy having the opportunity to do so. While it was nice that the Indiana governor too the message of last week’s column to heart, it rather more likely that it was the revolving door that knocked a little sense into him.

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said early Sunday that he won’t run for president because of family considerations, narrowing the field in the race for the GOP nomination…. A two-term Midwestern governor, Daniels had been considering a bid for months and was pressured by many in the establishment wing of the party hungering for a conservative with a strong fiscal record to run. He expressed interest in getting in the race partly because it would give him a national platform to ensure the country’s fiscal health would remain part of the 2012 debate.

Now if the dishrag and the ridiculous me-too from the Fed will only drop out of the race, we can see a clear and straightforward choice between Ron Paul and Captain Underoos.