Doug Kmiec

Gay Conservatives

Are Gays Replacing Christians in the Conservative Movement?

There seems to be a homosexual ascendancy in certain quarters of the “conservative” movement, and their influence is growing while Christians' influence is waning.

Obama Flunks Rick Warren’s Abortion Question

Here's a truism: If you're running for President, don't answer a question by saying, "That's above my pay grade." After all, if you want to occupy the White House, there is no higher pay grade. You are the boss, and the buck stops with you. But Barack Obama used precisely that expression when asked by [...]

Douglas Kmiec and the Lure of Obama

In a "Window" from last week, I addressed Catholic law professor Doug Kmiec, who had written an article in Slate titled "Reaganites for Obama?" In that piece, Kmiec made an argument encapsulated in the following sentence:"Beyond life issues, an audaciously hope-filled Democrat like Obama is a Catholic natural." I criticized him for exemplifying the kind [...]

Preacher Man: Barack Obama and the Gospel of Liberalism

Pro-life activist John Jakubczyk writes about Barack Obama, "He is an attractive, articulate voice for secular liberalism." Yes, the message is secular liberalism, but the voice is that of a preacher. Senator Obama sounds more like a minister than the real minister in the race, Gov. Mike Huckabee. When you listen to the phrasing and [...]

Sorry, Doug Kmiec, But This Catholic Isn’t Buying Obama

There must be something about February that brings out the weird, the unusual, and the strange in politics. That was my reaction when I read Douglas Kmiec’s article in Slate, claiming that Barack Obama is a "natural for the Catholic vote." Now, I know and respect Doug as a brilliant legal mind and a good [...]