AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
Avg. size, 10 members, all related.
False equivocations are false.
Ideas have outcomes.
ISIL's outcome is murder death kill.
Christians outcome is peace, love and justice. [citing fringe patriot sociopath groups is a deflection]
(ISIL is not a fringe group, but a counter reaction to Western abuse and an implementation of Islam [not interpretation])
But this Scott Lively you mentioned, and his partner, are obvious nut cases. He did oppose the death penalty for Gays in Uganda, so that one part is incorrect,though he is still crazy and obviously not a disciple of The Golden Rule. It's odd also that Christians would join Muslims in their harsh treatment of Gay people.
I couldn't find how many members they have.
As I've already stated there are people/hate groups out there who will use certain passages of Biblical scripture to their advantage if it suits their agenda. It happens. Where I take issue with your comments above is there is a difference between religious zealots who take a literal view of religious tenants and apply them across the board to everyone (i.e., the Taliban on the more extreme side or the Roman Catholic Church on the more moderate, mild side) and there is the more practical religious legalism where the basic tenants of a religion are used as the foundation of Man's laws, i.e., the Ten Commandments applied here in America. We don't murder, steal, lie ("contempt or court"), commit adultery or even accept juvenile delinquency without knowing there are consequences to our actions. Taking your example of homosexuality, there are many laws on the books in several States across this country where sodomy is illegal, doesn't matter if such is committed between a man and his wife or two gay men. But do you see many arrests being made for such a sexual act except where it is committed against a child or in the case of rape or sexual abuse? No.
I'll grant you there are extreme views on all sides on a multitude of immoral and/or unlawful acts, some based on common sense others because society at large called for such and still others because the immoral behavior is rooted in religious tenants. Some countries take it to the extreme, some don't. All I can tell you is be glad you live here and not there.
"A fair exchange ain't no robbery." Tupac Shakur w/Digital Underground
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville