So, instead, I'll share a few links to things elsewhere which do a very good job of stating the obvious.
1. Amy Welborn is right. The media doesn't want to cover the Gosnell trial because people in the media don't think he's wrong. Sure, it was tacky of him to wait until those unwanted fetuses were technically out of their mothers' birth canals before snipping their spinal cords, but whatevs--the customer paid for a dead child, and she gets a dead child, so what's the problem here?
2. Chris Broussard is right. Christians do believe the following, as he put it:
"If you're openly living that type of lifestyle, the Bible says you know them by their fruits, it says that that's a sin," said Broussard, comparing homosexuality to any other sex outside of marriage. "If you're openly living in unrepentant sin, whatever it may be, I believe that's walking in open rebellion to God and Jesus Christ."So long as we're clear that we're talking about a lifestyle which includes or is centered around homosexual sex acts, then yes, Christians believe that's a sin. Sure, there are Christians who have "evolved" away from that belief, usually the ones that bless fornicating couples and ordain open atheists, but who died and made them God, anyway?
3. Hector Molina is right: trying to "sell" religion to the unchurched by presenting Jesus as "the original hipster" is the same kind of well-intentioned bad idea that leads to round churches, Marty Haugen songs, and the Rite of Dismissing the Children So They Can Go Color Things.
4. Mark Shea is right--conservative Christians are going to be increasingly targeted for social adjustment in the military, where they will probably end up being disciplined one day for saying such Christian things as "marriage is between a man and a woman" or "sex outside of marriage is sinful." Of course, pretty soon conservative Christians will likewise be increasingly targeted for saying such things in public, in writing, in schools, in hospitals, in libraries, in corporate jobs, or just about anywhere outside the actual walls of an actual church building, because that's what today's left means by the concepts "freedom of speech" and "freedom of religion." Oh, but don't worry; gay "marriage" isn't going to hurt anybody.
5. Magister Christianus is right: There is something seriously wrong with a culture in which girls ages 4 to 14 perform at a charity event dressed like Vegas showgirls complete with sequined bras and bikini bottoms, and with a booty-shakin' dance routine to match. What the Hell (literally) is wrong with parents that they see nothing wrong with this?
6. Rod Dreher's Catholic priest friend who visited him recently is right: things are (slowly) getting better in the Church--and the presence or absence of joy in someone's life isn't some kind of optional extra, but something really important.
It's nice when so many people out there are so right!