- - Tuesday, July 5, 2016

1| Donald Trump’s Dream Veep Is Newt Gingrich |TIME

The former Speaker, once the most innovative and formidable politician in America, is a Churchillian figure. That kind of selection by Mr. Trump would, first, telegraph the caliber of people that he plans to bring to his administration; second, lend insight into the sort of selection he plans to make for Supreme Court Justices and third, show the type that Trump would elevate in military leadership. It would say: Under a Trump/Gingrich administration, American exceptionalism would again return to the forefront of world leadership.


 2| Christian Mingle Can’t Block LGBT Singles From Using the Dating Site |Fortune

Two gay men filed class action lawsuits in 2013 against Spark Networks, the owner of the dating website, after attempting to use Christian Mingle and discovering that they could only match with people of the opposite sex. The Wall Street Journal reports that a judge ruled that practice to be in violation of California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act, which states that “business establishments” have to have “full and equal accommodations” for everyone, no matter their sexual orientation.


3| The throwaway culture has a hold on both political parties |America Magazine

…For “Consistent Ethic of Life Catholics,” these are good times ecclesiastically and bad times politically. Within our church, Pope Francis is making clear by word and deed that a consistent and comprehensive commitment to protect human life is morally right, theologically sound and pastorally powerful. With his haunting metaphor of a “throwaway culture,” Francis calls us to protect “innocent victims of abortion, children who die of hunger or from bombings, immigrants…the elderly or the sick who are considered a burden, the victims of terrorism, wars, violence and drug trafficking, the environment….”

 


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