Archives for August 2010

Pimp your mosque!

This sounds a lot like the old temple prostitution in the early centuries of Christianity. Source: Pajamas Media Pious pilgrimage just got more exciting at Imam Reza’s shrine in Iran, where for a reasonable fee (see price list below) a mullah can join any eager pilgrim in holy matrimony of “temporary marriage” with his choice of a lovely, fully hijabed, and properly veiled prostitute for … [Read more...]

A secular argument against gay marriage

From: Gay Marriage -- and Marriage by Sam Shulman. To me, what is at stake in this debate is not only the potential unhappiness of children, grave as that is; it is our ability to maintain the most basic components of our humanity. I believe, in fact, that we are at an "Antigone moment." Some of our fellow citizens wish to impose a radically new understanding upon laws and institutions that are … [Read more...]

Michael Rubin: Turkey on the Brink

Recently, American Enterprise Institute scholar Michael Rubin addressed a luncheon on Capitol Hill and gave a master class on the devolution of the once-secular state of Turkey into the swamp of Islamism with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his party. … [Read more...]

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