Insanity & Doom Update XLII — With Homework Assigned!

Insanity & Doom Update XLII — With Homework Assigned!

Item Diversity Is Not a Threat: Study Links Low Intelligence to Fear of Gay Lifestyle

A new study from researchers at University of Queensland, Australia, has identified that those with low cognitive ability — defined as diminished mechanisms of learning, memory, problem-solving, and attention focus — are much more likely to be prejudiced against people with different lifestyles, notably sexual orientation….

The study, titled “The Cognitive Roots of Prejudice Towards Same-Sex Couples: An Analysis of an Australian National Sample,” was published in the peer-reviewed journal Intelligence, and is claimed to be the first deep analysis of the relationship between low cognitive ability and attitudes toward LGBT issues.

Earlier clinical research has indicated that a lower level of intelligence during childhood can predict whether an adult will display an anti-homosexual prejudice, particularly in instances of a right-wing ideological background, notably detailed in the Brock University study “Bright Minds and Dark Attitudes,” published in the monthly peer-reviewed journal Psychological Science.

THIS IS HOMEWORK! I’m far too tired to wade through the wee p-values and critique this nonsense. So if anybody wants to take this on and write a small guest post using the techniques I’ve taught you lo these many years, please do so.

Hint 1: the greatest minds in Western history have opposed concupiscence. Yet, suddenly, a sample of (I’m guessing) college kids score some number on a test and thus only the dimmest oppose sodomy.

Hint 2: We earlier dissected the foolish “Bright Minds and Dark Attitudes” study.

Item Portland Church Sued for $2.3 Million for Refusing to Host LGBT Event on Their Property

An Oregon business has filed a complaint against a church that prohibited it from hosting an LGBT event in a building owned by the church, claiming that the fallout from that decision has harmed the company.

In 2015, Ambridge Event Center, which once rented out a space owned by Holy Rosary Church for various events, was compelled to reject an LGBT group’s request to hold an event on the property due to the church’s “morals clause.”

In a lawsuit filed last week in Multnomah County Circuit Court in Oregon, Ambridge alleged that the church’s rules against them hosting the LGBT event caused them harm. They are seeking $2.3 million in damages.

The freedom of association is long dead. “But…but…they’re open to the public!” Yeah, and if pornographers wanted to host a shoot there, the Church would have to say yes. They’re open to the public, after all. “But…but…if we allow freedom of association, then racism!” Sigh.

Item Consult with women on proposals to enshrine ‘gender identity’ in law

The government proposes to amend the law to allow people to self-identify as men or women, and to stop allowing organisations in sensitive situations to exclude people of the opposite birth sex. We call for women to be consulted on how to protect women and girls’ rights, safety, privacy and dignity.

Government responded

“The Government has not yet decided whether or not to introduce a self-declaration model, and will not change the Equality Act 2010 provisions which support organisations to run single sex services.”

Equality, like Diversity, always leads to mandatory quotas. Absolutely always. And quotas must necessarily have bureaucracies to enforce them. The police state in the UK must, if this all passes, necessarily increase because the only the sole the lone way to have equality is by constant force.

As proof of that, this next Item.

Item Shoplifting Legalized in Austin to Fight Racism and Nativism

‘Freedom city’? Going beyond ‘sanctuary,’ Austin, Texas, vows to curtail arrests

…The other resolution directs police to avoid arrests for misdemeanors, including those for smoking marijuana, having drug paraphernalia, and taking part in petty theft — crimes that city data shows frequently end in arrests of black and Latino residents.

It is, of course, a complete mystery how these arrests of black and Latino residents arise. One thing is certain, though. If blacks and Latinos are not arrested in proportion to the number of crimes the commit, we can achieve Equality with the white arrest rates.


  1. Michael Dowd

    Thanks Briggs for the latest update on Liberal madness. The good part is that it is self destructive but we are the collateral damage.

  2. 1. Self selection. Only the dim are honest enough to speak the truth.

    2. You can sue anybody for anything. Doesn’t mean you’re right. Doesn’t mean you’ll win. Countersue for defamation and frivolous lawsuit.

    3. I declare that for the purpose and duration of the “protecting women” conference, I am a woman. I and several dozen of my newly-feminized friends must attend and help set policy.

    4. If we don’t record it, then no crime was committed. That’s how Obama’s Just-us and Education departments equalized school punishments among the races. (See also: Stoneman Douglas and the Broward County Sheriff’s department.) One of the things Trump abolished, thank goodness.

  3. “The greatest minds in Western history have opposed concupiscence.”

    The great mind who wrote this was probably searching for a different word. Promiscuity, perhaps?

  4. Red Forman

    Swing and miss, Lee. The phrase ‘greatest minds in Western history’ should have been a tip that he was using somebody else’s terminology. Maybe somebody from Western history. Maybe somebody with a great mind. Sorry, dude. It happens to all of us.

  5. He is using someone else’s terminology, and using it incorrectly. It’s analogous to condemning “hunger” when you really mean to condemn “gluttony.”

  6. acricketchirps

    Redskins’ GM to Redskins’ coach: Yeah, we’re gonna need fifteen MORE of your players to self identify as women to meet diversity requirements.

  7. acricketchirps

    What’s wrong with using the word ‘concupiscence?’

  8. John Watkins


    You betray your extreme and possibly willful ignorance of the long-held (and widely written) use of the word used for the description of the lower appetites. Please go troll somewhere else for a while, eh? Or else, submit an article of your own, so that we may repay you in kind.

  9. Ray

    “Study Links Low Intelligence to Fear of Gay Lifestyle”
    Actually, the gay lifestyle has a seriously bad effect on you life expectancy so avoiding that lifestyle is not unintelligent.
    Canadian researchers published a study on homosexuals that showed reduced life expectancy and then complained that homophobes publicized their study to disparage homosexuals. Now if I recall correctly, the government requires public warnings that smoking has a bad effect on your life expectancy, so why don’t they require warnings on homosexuality? That would be logically consistent.

  10. acricketchirps

    It seems to me the word ‘concupiscence’ in its common usage among religious folk (99.9% of its users and most of those Catholics), contains the implication not merely an attention to the lower sensual appetites but one to the extent of a consequent neglect of the higher rational appetites.

  11. acricketchirps

    It seems to me the word ‘concupiscence’ in its common usage among religious folk (99.9% of its users and most of those Catholics), contains the implication not merely attention to the lower sensual appetites but undue attention to the extent that it entails a consequent neglect of the higher rational appetites.

  12. acricketchirps

    When people complain about my cigar smoke I tell them I was born that way.

  13. acricketchirps

    Sorry fo the double post. I got fooled.

  14. Milton Hathaway

    “The other resolution directs police to avoid arrests for . . . petty theft – crimes that city data shows frequently ends in arrests of black and Latino residents.”

    So . . . I see no real problem here because a) I don’t live in Austin, b) I am not the proprietor of a business that has to deal with shoplifting or other petty theft, and c) this issue will eventually resolve itself locally (because legislation that requires a business lose money is not sustainable). Sure, there will be some temporary pain in Austin until the situation works itself out, but it couldn’t happen to a more deserving bunch of folks.

    Now if someone attempted to do this on the national level (Uncle Bernie, say, if he had won, or one of the new wave of wanna-be’s winning recent local elections), then I would be very concerned.

    I suppose that socialism could only be implemented in the US at the national level, where there is little accountability.

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