Really?

Really?

Really, guys?  You’re going to start putting people in jail for disagreeing with you?

As both Fox News and the liberal Washington Post are reporting:

“Kentucky clerk ordered to jail for refusing to issue gay marriage license”

(WP headline)

U.S. District Judge David Bunning said he had no choice but to jail Kim Davis for contempt after she insisted that her “conscience will not allow” her to follow federal court rulings on gay marriage.

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It was almost too perfect a reflection on the intolerance of the “tolerance” crowd when a blogger yesterday responded to my constitutional arguments by calling me an A’hole, saying that he does not “take kindly” to people disagreeing with him, and erasing the indication that my blog had linked to his so that none of his readers would have to be exposed to any differing views, either.  (Surprisingly, if you block out everyone who doesn’t agree with you, you will find yourself surrounded by people who agree with you!)

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Bobby Jindal responds to the news that A&E is “suspending” the star of Duck Dynasty (brief context and links at the Weekly Standard, but warning for content):

Phil Robertson and his family are great citizens of the State of Louisiana. The politically correct crowd is tolerant of all viewpoints, except those they disagree with. . . . It is a messed up situation when Miley Cyrus gets a laugh, and Phil Robertson gets suspended.”

I was talking with a couple of friends recently about how (in my experience) liberals and conservatives use Facebook differently.  The vast majority of political commentary that comes across my news feed is from my liberal friends, not conservatives, and much of it is snide or flippant.  Just for example, at the moment, my feed includes (on the one hand) one Christian suggesting that Obama is attacking Christianity, and (on the other hand)

  • a liberal relaying a “No, you can’t deny women their basic rights and pretend it’s about your ‘religious freedom'” picture,
  • a liberal posting a snide Tina Fey quote about Sarah Palin,