This is not about guns or the Second Amendment. This is deeper than that. This is a spiritual issue. This is about a fundamental cleavage in the soul of America.
Although bad character and bad behavior can certainly have a negative impact on others, public policy is a different kind of morality that affects many more people in much more profound ways.
Mitt Romney’s act of conscience compelled the President, the Senate and the rest of us to confront faith and conscience, religious liberty and dissent, at this moment in our nation’s troubled, divided history.
It is a confusing time, but one thing is crystal clear to me: if committing an adulterous affair with a porn star, if that kind of morality and that kind of character is “completely irrelevant” to a Church that has always said exactly the opposite, there is another thing that will be “completely irrelevant” to today’s culture — and that is, sadly, the Church.
I recently read an article by Bret Stephens in the Wall Street Journal. He offered some reflections on the national economic disaster faced by the nation of Greece. He makes the point that Greece’s problems are only partially economic. The…