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  • Chrissy Teigen: Trump Blocked Me on Twitter after ‘9 Years of Hating’ Him

    07/26/2017 8:15:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    Big Hollywood (Breitbart) ^ | July 25, 2017 | Jerome Hudson
    President Donald Trump has apparently blocked supermodel Chrissy Teigen on Twitter after being on the receiving end of what she described as “9 years of hating” him. “After 9 years of hating Donald J Trump, telling him ‘lol no one likes you’ was the straw,” Teigen tweeted Tuesday with a photo of a screenshot showing her being blocked from President Trump’s account.
  • Be Very Worried About The Future Of Free Expression

    07/20/2017 6:49:43 PM PDT · by Mafe · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 20, 2017 | David Harsanyi
    “Ads that perpetuate gender stereotypes will be banned in UK, but not in the good ol’ USA!” reads a recent headline at the Web site Jezebel. Yay to the good ol’ USA for continuing to value the fundamental right of free expression, you might say. Or maybe not. Why would a feminist — or anyone, for that matter — celebrate the idea of empowering bureaucrats to decide how we talk about “gender stereotypes”? Because these days, foundational values mean increasingly little to those who believe hearing something disagreeable is the worst thing that could happen to them.
  • Ultra-Rich Gay Activist On Targeting Christians: It’s Time To ‘Punish The Wicked’

    07/19/2017 7:25:12 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 76 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 7/19/17 | Bre Payton
    In a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine, tech millionaire turned LGBTQ activist Tim Gill said he’s aiming to punish Christians who don’t want to participate in same-sex weddings. For more than two decades, the software programmer has poured an estimated $422 million into various gay rights causes. After the Supreme Court ruled gay marriage legal in all 50 states in 2015, Gill turned his attention and resources to targeting Christians. The election of Donald Trump, who claims to support gay rights but stocked his administration with anti-LGBTQ extremists, has only emboldened those looking to erase the gains of the...
  • Teens Threatened with Arrest for Praying -- in America!

    06/30/2017 4:52:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    It’s hard to believe American teenagers could be arrested for delivering a prayer, but that’s the kind of nation we live in – a nation that was fundamentally transformed by the previous presidential administration. In 2011, the class president at Hampton High School in Tennessee wanted to deliver a prayer at graduation. The principal issued an edict that any child who attempted to pray would be stopped, escorted from the building by police and arrested. That incident was one of dozens included in a stunning new Family Research Council report documenting a significant upsurge in government hostility to religion. Since...
  • Islamic State flag on New Hampshire dam raises First Amendment questions in times of terrorism

    06/26/2017 12:05:56 PM PDT · by blueplum · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 25 June 2017 | Alex Swoyer
    When a New Hampshire police chief pulled a homemade Islamic State flag from a wall at a dam this month, it spurred a host of questions about First Amendment rights in the era of terrorism. Pittsfield Police Chief Jeffrey Cain said the black-and-white flag was causing alarm in the community. Chief Cain said he worked with the FBI on the matter but decided there was no crime in posting the flag and there was no evidence of a terrorist plot. “No criminal charges are forthcoming,” he told The Washington Times. Whether the chief was within his rights to pull down...
  • Supreme Court: Blocking church daycare from state funding unconstitutional [7-2]

    06/26/2017 7:54:09 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jun 26, 2017, 10:21 AM | Ryan Lovelace
    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Missouri's decision to prevent a church-operated daycare and preschool from receiving funding from a state program was unconstitutional Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the Supreme Court's 7-2 opinion, which reversed the federal appeals court's ruling and sent the case back to the lower court for additional proceedings. The dispute in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer involved a state program that provided funding to nonprofits to resurface playgrounds, which ran into conflict with a provision of the Missouri Constitution that blocks public funds from directly or indirectly assisting any church, sect or religion.
  • When A Free Press Opposes Free Speech

    06/22/2017 6:26:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2017 | Mike Adams
    The Charlotte Observer recently ran an editorial, which seeks to intentionally misinform the public about HB527 – a bill to restore free speech on campuses in the UNC system. Let me be as clear as I possibly can: The editors who wrote this piece are not confused about what HB527 says. They are intentionally misrepresenting what it says because they oppose free speech. That’s a bold statement, which I intend to back by reprinting the worst parts of their editorial followed by my own observations:"…(T)he move by North Carolina and a handful of other states to enact laws that enhance...
  • Certain Conditions May NOT Apply.

    06/20/2017 4:08:19 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 6-20-17 | MOTUS
    What part of “Free Speech” do you not understand? “(The idea that the government may restrict) speech expressing ideas that offend … strikes at the heart of the First Amendment,” wrote Justice Alito in his opinion. “Speech that demeans on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, disability, or any other similar ground is hateful; but the proudest boast of our free speech jurisprudence is that we protect the freedom to express ‘the thought that we hate.'”“A law found to discriminate based on viewpoint is an ‘egregious form of content discrimination,’ which is ‘presumptively unconstitutional,'” Justice Kennedy wrote in...
  • Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Free Speech

    06/19/2017 1:20:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 19, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Hey, the Supreme Court has handed down a decision that’s gonna have some ramifications. They have ruled for, in favor of an Asian-American rock band that calls themselves The Slants. Snerdley, you’re a big music guy. Have you ever heard of The Slants, Asian-American rock band called The Slants? I never have. You have heard of them? You like their music? Ohhh, but you’ve not heard their music, you never heard of ’em ’til the story hit? All right. Well, get this. In a win for Asian-American rock band The Slants — and this has got possible ramifications, good...
  • First on CNN: House Russia investigators want to bring in Trump digital director

    06/17/2017 1:12:29 AM PDT · by blueplum · 90 replies
    CNN ^ | 16 June 2017 3:16pm ET | Tom LoBianco
    (CNN)House Russia investigators are planning to call on Brad Parscale, the digital director of President Donald Trump's campaign, as the congressional and federal probes dig into any possible connections between the Trump digital operation and Russian operatives, congressional sources said this week. {snip} Parscale told CNN Friday that he had not been contacted by any investigators -- either federal or Congressional. Senate investigators in particular have been interested in looking for a link between the prevalence of fake news that supported Trump and was pinpointed in key areas of Rust Belt states that ultimately flipped from blue to red --...
  • FEC boss who tried to muzzle Drudge now on Soros payroll

    05/30/2017 5:56:37 AM PDT · by yoe · 10 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 19, 2017 | Paul Bedard
    The former chairwoman of the Federal Election Commission, who famously eyed regulating the politics of conservative outlets like the Drudge Report, has joined an advocacy group ( funded by George Soros) and run by his son. Ann Ravel is the first fellow listed with the California advocacy group (New America).[snip]New America receives funding from the Soros group Open Society Foundations and it is run by Soros's son (Jonathan Soros).
  • Portland Mayor Moves to Suspend First Amendment for Trump Supporters in Wake of Killings

    05/30/2017 4:55:03 AM PDT · by davikkm · 27 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Kristinn Taylor
    Portland, Oregon Mayor Ted Wheeler, a Democrat, has acted to suspend the First Amendment rights of Trump supporters and those opposed to Islamic sharia law by banning demonstrations planned for Portland in the coming weeks, following the killings of two men (and the wounding of a third man) who intervened against a man harassing a Muslim woman and her friend on public transportation. Wheeler is also demanding the federal government do the same and revoke or not issue demonstration permits for the rallies which are set to be held on federal property in Portland.
  • Sheriff Ordered to Remove “Blessed are the Peacemakers” Decals

    05/19/2017 8:30:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    The peacemakers are not allowed to be blessed in Montgomery County, Virginia. The sheriff was ordered on May 17 to remove decals bearing a portion of a well-known Bible verse from patrol cars. The decal, which had been posted on vehicles in March, bore the words, “Blessed are the peacemakers…Matthew 5:9.” “Our intent was, and still is, to honor our fellow brothers and sisters in law enforcement,” Sheriff C.H. Partin wrote in a statement to Fox News. The sheriff said the decals were removed at the request of the county’s board of supervisors. “In the midst of National Police Week,...
  • Asking for some advice - university officials pressuring me regarding FR and FB posts

    05/19/2017 7:08:01 AM PDT · by Chengdu54 · 88 replies
    I'm a professor who often posts here and on FB. Two university officials are coming to my office today to speak with me about my posts. I told them this is a free speech issue. Feeling like I need legal advice. This is a public university. Advice? Moral support?
  • Trump Supporters Attacked At Capitol Upset With Law Enforcement

    05/13/2017 1:43:41 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    minnesota.cbslocal.com ^ | May 12, 2017 | Liz Collin
    It happened Saturday as supporters of President Donald Trump tried to get inside the Capitol to attend a rally — but they were met by counter protesters spreading a different message. Now, organizers are planning changes after how it all played out. It was the second time in two months a pro-Trump rally turned violent at the Capitol. Organizers now want some questions answered by protesters and police before they ever make plans to meet here again. John Weiss and Dee Dee Buckley looked forward to hearing lawmakers and supporters speak inside the Capitol to mark the president’s first 100...
  • Cairo Embassy Statement in Tune with Obama U.N. Resolution

    09/18/2012 10:38:59 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 6 replies
    The Foundry ^ | 9/13/12 | Helle Dale
    The statement Tuesday from the U.S. embassy in Cairo apologizing to Muslims and condemning “the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims”—even as an angry, threatening mob was gathering outside the embassy compound—was no aberration. Though subsequently denounced by both the White House and the State Department, it has to be seen as part and parcel of Obama Administration policy, and it is not surprising at all that it would be the first reaction of the embassy’s communication staff. As recently as December 19, 2011, the U.S. voted for and was instrumental in passing “U.N....
  • A Free Speech Tipping Point

    05/07/2017 4:51:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 7, 2017 | Bruce Bialosky
    Many people have called for changes on college campuses. To a certain extent this has been treated with humor-based dismissal. The branding of these children acting in a petulant manner is referred to as "snowflakes." But now we have reached a dangerous tipping point that threatens to destroy the freedoms we all savor as part of our heritage. This occurred when Ann Coulter was stopped from speaking at U.C. Berkeley. It was really terrible when others were stopped from speaking because of obnoxious behavior or actual physical violence. For example, a speech by Milos Yiannopoulos was stopped because of protests...
  • Trump Protects Religious Liberty

    05/06/2017 7:10:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | May 6, 2017 | Daniel John Sobieski
    President Trump’s executive order on religious liberty has garnered a mixed reaction, with the left moaning about violations of the separation of church and state and some of the right saying it is watered down meaningless rhetoric to placate his religious base, As Ryan T. Anderson at the Daily Signal opines: In reality, what Trump issued today is rather weak. All it includes is general language about the importance of religious liberty, saying the executive branch “will honor and enforce” existing laws and instructing the Department of Justice to “issue guidance” on existing law; directives to the Department of the...
  • Freedom From Truth: FFRF is beyond all reason

    09/19/2014 7:47:30 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 9 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | September 19, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    Freedom From Truth: FFRF is beyond all reason by Daniel Clark “Our purpose is to protect the constitutional principle of separation between state and church,” At least that’s what Freedom From Religion Foundation Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor wrote in a thinly veiled threat to the Allegheny County Council, to dissuade it from installing a plaque in the county courthouse that says “In God We Trust.” That principle, like everything else the FFRF stands for, is a lie. If Gaylor and friends can point to anything in the U.S. Constitution that prohibits a Pittsburgh courthouse from acknowledging God, this particular resident...
  • Liberal activists try to get Jesus portrait removed from courthouse; residents revolt

    09/28/2015 7:06:08 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 19 replies
    Allen West ^ | 9/28/2015 | Ashley Edwardson
    We’ve often reported here on the efforts of the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FRFF) to remove all vestiges of “religious” symbols in public places – and by religious, it’s really only the Christian religion they object to. Their actions extend to public schools, military facilities and public offices. Most recently, FFRFF has drawn a red line in the sand in Breathitt County, Kentucky. Jesus must go. For some time, the FRFF has been trying to get a picture of Jesus removed from the courthouse. There’s just one little problem. FRFF can’t find anyone in Breathitt County to act as their...