I wrote about the Mozilla CEO termination thing (I, II, III). The point of my writing on it was just to continue my long-standing project of pointing out that most procedural arguments — by which I mean content-neutral and substance-neutral arguments nominally divorced from policy and cultural preferences — are not serious. It seems to… Continue reading Last Word On Mozilla
I wrote a piece in Salon about how cultural conservatives (but also everyone) aren’t serious about their process arguments when it comes to really anything, but in particular issues of gay inclusion in society. Certain cultural conservatives say, when it’s convenient for them, to use market and civil coercion — the battlefield of civil society… Continue reading The Future Is Sophistic
Writing in February against using laws to discipline those engaged in anti-gay bigotry, the National Review’s Kevin Williamson went for the old libertarian line: If anything, it is much more likely in 2014 that a business exhibiting authentic malice toward homosexuals would be crushed under the socio-economic realities of the current climate. That is a… Continue reading Kevin Williamson’s Hilarious About Face
The debate about the Arizona bill that endorses anti-gay discrimination on religious freedom grounds has been mostly trash so far. Here, I want to raise a few points that I have not seen presented elsewhere. 1. Nobody is forced to do an occupation. Friedersdorf describes a class of people called “Christian Bakers.” The National Review… Continue reading Should the state support anti-gay discrimination?