Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.


  1. Another trick of the progressive is to confound respect for persons with respect for their ideas or behavior. I cannot accept the “normality” of homosexuality, but I have worked side by side with gay men and women for decades, and some I regarded as respected colleagues (and to one i owe a job opportunity). For either party to have brought the issue up in the workplace was absurd, and it never happened. Like old-fashioned liberals we tolerated each others’ views. That won’t do for progressives: now the “other” (the progressively-favored other, that is) must not only be accepted as a person, but “affirmed” in the rightness (righteousness?) of his lifestyle or political views. That is not only irrational, it is anti-rational, and poisonous for liberty indeed.

  2. @Tom Byrne — We are told to love our neighbors as ourselves. Only a madman sees himself as the ideal standard, though; we cannot approve of everything we do ourselves. Why then should we be expected to approve of everything done by our neighbor?

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