My personal musings about anything that gets on my radar screen--heavily dominated by politics.


Meanwhile, In Europe . . .

. . .half a million (estimates) will take to the streets in Spain today to protest the impending passage of gay-marriage legislation.

Spanish bishops will lead what is expected to be a 500,000-strong protest today against a government-led reform that will enable homosexuals to marry and adopt children.

The controversial march pits the Catholic Church against the Socialist government of Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero. It has divided bishops and revived the country's historic division between Catholicism and the Right on one side, and secularism and the Left on the other.

No comment, just keeping an eye on the culture wars. Oh, yeah, and this tiny factoid which needs to be entered into American debate:

The impending legislation, which has one more parliamentary hurdle to clear in the senate before becoming law by the end of the summer, would be among the most liberal in Europe and comes as the Socialist government also seeks to liberalise divorce laws.

Spain will be the third country in Europe, after the Netherlands and Belgium, to approve gay marriages.

Okay, I'll go ahead and comment: is it at all surprising that enabling gay marriage comes in the same breath as weakening the bonds of traditional marriage? This, of course, betrays the Big Lie that the American Left is spouting with regard to gay marriage. Just something to keep in mind.

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