"If then a man without religion (supposing it possible) were admitted into heaven, doubtless he would sustain a great disappointment. Before, indeed, he fancied that he could be happy there; but when he arrived there, he would find no discourse but that which he had shunned on earth, no pursuits but those he had disliked or despised, nothing which bound him to aught else in the universe, and made him feel at home, nothing which he could enter into and rest upon."
Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman
--I--For those who have missed it, the Catholic blogosphere's favorite atheist has joined RCIA and is in the process of converting to Catholicism. She still has a few struggles (moral and theological), which I hope end up being obstacles to overcome rather than actual barriers to her conversion. But she is intellectually honest enough to both note that she has these obstacles, and at the same time to see that they may be only obstacles--that is, to see that they might need to be overcome in the pursuit of Truth. For that matter, she is intellectually honest enough to follow where Truth leads, which at this juncture is the abandonment of her atheism. Here's hoping that she finds peace and joy, faith and love, and Truth and understanding in the Church.
--II--The ultimate effect or result of the "gay rights" movement is legalizing the persecution of Christians (and eventually other undesirables). This is the reason for at least some of the support of this movement.
--III--Apparently, it is still quite possible to have a baby without spending $10,000/year.
I agree with the American Catholic: it is too bad that this won't fit on a bumper sticker. Very few bumper stickers are able to express much meaning, save perhaps when taken collectively.