David Lat reports on verbal warfare between social conservatives and libertarians at the recent Federalist Society meeting. Money quote:

During the part of the discussion when the panelists addressed each other, Anthony Romero got all up in Phyllis Schafly's grill:

Romero: How would allowing me and my partner to get married jeopardize your marriage, Phyllis? How? How?
Schalfly: You want answers?
Romero: I think I'm entitled to them.
Schalfly: You want answers?
Romero: I want the truth!
Schlafly: You can't handle the truth!

(Okay, it wasn't exactly like this; we're paraphrasing. But not as roughly as you might think.)

The highlight of the event was a woman yelling "THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH! THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH! THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH!" into the open microphone. I think Mitt Romney has a new campaign slogan.

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