Sunday, April 05, 2009

England is dead.

An absolutely horrifying story via The Corner about the police forcibly preventing neighbors from trying to help save a family trapped in a burning building. I understand the point of view that it was dangerous and the police wanted to keep the casualties to a minimum, but I don't think I can ever fault anyone for risking their life to save a child. Nor does it seem reasonable to stop someone from trying to rescue a child unless it is truly and obviously hopeless, which this situation does not seem to have been. What has happened to England? 20 or even 10 years ago it would have been a story about how the police and neighbors went into a burning building to try to save the family inside.

Some animals are more equal than others.

Now there's a sentiment PETA can get behind, it seems. In Virginia alone, PETA kills thousands of dogs and cats every year that are adoptable. An average of almost 6 a day. I suppose we can at least be reasonably assured that the killing is done in an ethical way.

Via NRO's Media Blog.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

They do draw the line somewhere.

Who'd have thunk it? Episcopalians do have some standards, apparently. While they are willing to ordain women, have homosexual bishops and goodness knows what else, they apparently draw the boundary of their heterodoxy at allowing their priestesses to be Muslim.

I'm glad to see that, for the time being at least, they are willing to distinguish themselves from Unitarians.

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