Social pressure from your friends, neighbors, and children.
 July 28, 2016 at 1:03am
Most people don’t understand that the issue has not been about businesses throwing out customers because they are gay. For example, florist Baronelle Stutzman and various bakers and photographers served gay clients all the time. Instead the issue is abrogation of the freedom of expression: expecting these artisans to express themselves as agreeing to redefine the term “marriage” to include same sex partnerships, and using supposed non discrimination laws to force them into this expression, which violates their consciences.
July 28, 2016 at 12:57am
Most people have no understanding about the law to make a priest report child sexual abuse. Opposition has to do with the confidentiality of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The priest is forbidden to divulge what people bring to him in confession to anyone, and this protection has always been much stronger than the privacy laws which protect patient confidentiality. For example, if it’s OK for society to expect that I not divulge the HIV status of patients to anyone, then it ought to be OK for society to respect that priests protect the confidentiality of the sacrament of reconciliation with their lives.
 June 25, 2016 at 11:10am
Illinois does a lot of this kind of thing; trying to force the health care providers to violate their own ethics and beliefs. The state government seem to enjoy losing lawsuits. Here we go again.
Homosexuals have been around through out recorded history - heterosexuals keep giving birth to more of them all the time. And just because one is homosexual, does not prevent you from having kids .. The gay-bar shooter was likely homosexual himself, yet he was married twice to women and had one kid.
June 17, 2016 at 11:51am
No Bill Clinton impressions allowed……… it had to be a family friendly speech. This kid has talent! :-)
 June 15, 2016 at 10:41am
Maybe, but we have already experienced that the GOP establishment has ignored their promises to us. We KNOW what they will do. Trump is at least something different, and has actually operated in non government business.
 June 15, 2016 at 10:36am
Remediation for the leftist:
The Christians don’t refuse to serve or do biz with gay people. There have been instances in which Christians, who regularly served gay customers, refused to endorse a particular activity which they feel is wrong. The government involved itself in the violation of the first amendment, and punished the Christians. In this case, regular service by employees (violating their agreement with their employer) was refused to Trump supporters. The government has not been involved, however the employer has been notified. Trump supporters include many people who are not Christians. Trump is notably gay friendly, having lived in NY for a long time.
 May 5, 2016 at 4:20pm
This has been a long time coming. It’s great to be able to utilize such peaceful and non-threatening means to teach people that reliance upon the government instead of themselves and their own friends and family is a very bad idea. Kudos to Ken Shupe.
May 4, 2016 at 8:21am
This Bostoncommon person does not realize that killing a fetus by dismemberment will do nothing to save the life of a mother, nor will ingesting an underdose of mifepristone and a large dose of misoprostil. A pregnant woman whose life is in danger can deliver the baby early, and this most frequently offers an opportunity to save both lives.
May 4, 2016 at 8:15am
Orsino proposes to prevent crime by killing people before they can commit the crime.
May 4, 2016 at 8:10am
Have you ever heard of an “informed conscience”, Orsino? The education process provides Information.
For example, most people don’t know that artificial birth control is much less effective than advertised, and reliance on it is feeding the abortion industry, as well as aggravating the health problem of obesity. We can inform Mr. Trump about this, and he might accept it for the purposes of reducing health care costs.
 May 4, 2016 at 7:45am
The real truth is that the RNC has been planning to hand this election to Hillary since Trump and Cruz took the lead.
Even with fixed elections, let's swamp the polls and not let that happen.
 April 26, 2016 at 9:09pm
Jenner says transgender kids have 9 x the background suicide rate? Catering to it doesn’t appear to help, since the suicide rate of transgender adults who have the surgery is increased x 20.
Remember that the pervert demographic is larger than the transgender demographic.
Transgenders and their supporters, its NOT all about YOU! Sacrifice your potty preferences to protect the children!
After treatment, the suicide rates go up by 40%. The current form of treatment demanded by the LGBT agenda is very destructive to the people it claims to support. Mental health care does a better job of keeping the gender confused alive and healthy, but the LGBT crowd is working on passing laws against parents getting counseling for their confused children.
 April 7, 2016 at 2:41am
The RNC engineered strife among the electorate. When the Republican establishment realized that they couldn’t get one of their own puffy “moderates” elected, they went for the default position of seeking defeat, and letting Hillary win. This was the only way to save themselves from the outsiders. Pray for Cruz and Trump to merge candidacies and #flushtheRNC
How is Trump's loud mouth and insulting nature the RNC's fault?
April 6, 2016 at 11:11pm
The sad thing is that the new york sense of humor is spread all over the place where tiny little kids can see it. We need to clean up the mainstream discourse a little bit, so that little kids can grow up without the brain damage of pornification.
March 31, 2016 at 11:08am
One interesting thing is that a woman does get punished if she self aborts or purposely does something that causes harm to her unborn baby. No one seems to be fighting against those laws and policies.
The main problem with trying to invent a means to “punish” the woman who gets an abortion is that most of these abortions involve coercion from outside. This can also apply to the “self abortions”.
Trump lost it with Matthews due to his general ignorance of the coercion that accompanies most abortions.
No most abortions are not under coercion of any sort. The overwhelming majority (probably 95%) are due to convenience, whether its social, career, financial or choice of mate. 5% make up the other very unlikely reasons such as coercion. Nobody can physically force someone to do an abortion as an abortion clinic wouldnt take the chance of doing one with the mother being under duress.
March 31, 2016 at 11:07am
Since more than half of abortions involve killing little girls, banning abortion is more of a life saver for them.