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  • Maryland school denigrates Christianity, promotes Islam; case gone to supreme court

    05/23/2019 3:55:47 PM PDT · by robowombat · 26 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | MAY 22, 2019 8:30 AM | CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS
    Maryland school denigrates Christianity, promotes Islam; case gone to supreme court A taxpayer funded public school in Maryland instructed its students: “Most Muslims’ faith is stronger than the average Christian.” “Islam at heart is a peaceful religion.” Jihad is a “personal struggle in devotion to Islam, especially involving spiritual discipline.” “To Muslims, Allah is the same God that is worshiped in Christianity and Judaism.” “Men are the managers of the affairs of women” and “Righteous women are therefore obedient.” Imagine the shock when 11th-grader at La Plata High School, Caleigh Wood, revealed this to her parents. More students and more...
  • If Equality Act Becomes Law, US Will Experience Catastrophic Loss of Religious Freedom

    05/18/2019 6:22:57 AM PDT · by xzins · 52 replies
    CNS ^ | May 17, 2019 | Tony Perkins
    As the Equality Act (H.R. 5) just passed in the U.S. House of Representatives, I remind you, that this is an all-out assault on parental rights, on the family, and on the millions of people of faith in this country. The legislation goes far beyond just quarantining faith behind the four walls of a house of worship. This act quarantines faith within your mind and says that's where it must stay. It creates a world that punishes those who exercise their freedom to believe and live according to those beliefs. No institution or person of faith, be it a school,...
  • House Passes Equality Act

    05/17/2019 5:28:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | May 17, 2019 | Rachel del Guidice
    The House voted 236-173 Friday to pass Democrats’ Equality Act, pushed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “This is not about tolerance,” Pelosi said in a video posted to Twitter. “This is about respect for our LGBTQ communities, this is about taking pride.” “We won the fight in the House today, and we will continue until we see these protections become law,” House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., tweeted moments after the bill passed. The bill, which is not expected to pass the Senate due to its Republican majority, adds sexual orientation and gender identity to characteristics—race, color, religion, sex, or...
  • Trump White House Launches Website for Victims of Tech Censorship — Where You Can Add Your Name

    05/15/2019 9:17:04 PM PDT · by bitt · 23 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 5/15/2019 | Jim Hoft
    Two weeks ago President Trump lashed out at Facebook after several top conservatives were banned from the platform. Today the White House launched a website for Americans to share their stories on bias from tech companies. They may be surprised with the number of Americans who add their name. The tech giants are not just targeting popular conservative accounts they are shadowbanning and censoring content from tens of thousands of influential conservative Americans.
  • White House Creates Online Portal For Reporting Social Media Censorship

    05/15/2019 9:09:27 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 4 replies
    Human Events ^ | 5/15/2019 | Uncredited
    This afternoon, the White House launched a new online portal that will allow users who have been banned or suspended from social media platforms to share their stories with the White House. The portal, called the “Tech Bias Story Sharing Tool,“asks users if any social media platform – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, or any other – has taken action against the user’s account. The user is given an opportunity to explain the circumstances of their banning, link to the offending post or tweet, and include any screenshots of emails from the social media platforms explaining why they took adverse action...
  • In liberal San Francisco, anti-Trump politicians support police raid on journalist

    05/15/2019 8:56:44 PM PDT · by blueplum · 9 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 15 May 2019 | Sam Levin
    ...San Francisco police (SFPD) raided the home of a freelance journalist on Friday, handcuffed him for hours and confiscated his devices in an apparent effort to uncover a police leak to the reporter. The state’s leading newspapers, along with first amendment advocates across the US, have decried the raid as an extraordinary and flagrant violation of press freedoms. But as pressure on the city has intensified in recent days, Democratic leaders have chosen to explicitly endorse the police investigation and tactics, criticize the journalist – or remain entirely silent about mounting free speech concerns. “What happened was unlike anything I’ve...
  • Anti-Zionist imam delivers opening prayers in the US House of Representatives

    05/10/2019 1:42:28 PM PDT · by BTerclinger · 32 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | 05/10/19 | unnamed
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — An imam who has wished for the end of Zionism, called for a third Intifada and likened Israel to Nazi-era Germany delivered the opening prayer for a session of the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday. Omar Suleiman, the founder and president of the Dallas-based Yaqeen Institute, an organization that describes itself as a resource about Islam, referred to recent attacks on houses of worship — which has included synagogues in the United States — in his opening remarks. “Let us not be deterred by the hatred that has claimed the lives of innocent worshippers across the...
  • Florida man arrested over ‘I eat -–’ sticker gets charges dropped

    05/09/2019 4:51:42 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 60 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 9, 2019 | Joe Tacopino
    A Florida man who was arrested for refusing to remove a sticker on his car that read ‘I eat --‘ had all charges dropped against him on Thursday, officials said. Dillon Shane Webb, 23, was informed by state prosecutors that the evidence against him does not warrant prosecution and Webb has a valid defense under the First Amendment. “[The deputy] overstepped his boundaries by asking me to remove the sticker,” Webb told The Post on Thursday. “I want people to see that police officers are not above the law.”
  • Michigan city worker fired for anti-Muslim post about Sports Illustrated model

    05/09/2019 8:31:19 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 48 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 9, 2019 | 10:49am | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Michigan city worker was fired over an anti-Muslim Facebook post about a Sports Illustrated model that he tried to cover up, insisting he was hacked. Bill Larion, 58, was axed Wednesday by Dearborn officials, four days after he denigrated Somali-American model and activist Halima Aden by comparing her to a camel. The part-time surveyor for the city’s engineering division made the degrading remark while off-duty, the Detroit Free Press reports.
  • No Senate Intelligence Committee Republicans Publicly Stand Up for Richard Burr

    05/09/2019 8:13:42 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 May 2019 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    These Senate offices include Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX), who is up for re-election in Texas in 2020; Tom Cotton (R-AR), Susan Collins (R-ME), Ben Sasse (R-NE), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Jim Risch (R-ID). Not one of those senators would publicly stand by Burr on Wednesday evening, when asked where they stand both on the subpoena and on whether Burr should remain chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Not only has the entire Senate Intelligence Committee GOP membership basically abandoned defending Burr publicly, it appears no Republicans anywhere have his back on this. What’s more, while Burr himself...
  • The Destructive Equality Act of 2019

    05/08/2019 2:40:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 8, 2019 | Star Parker
    The House Judiciary Committee has voted out the Equality Act of 2019. It now heads for a vote on the House floor with 240 co-sponsors, which means its passage is virtually certain. The legislation amends all major civil rights law, including the 1964 Civil Rights Act, to include "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" along with race, sex and religion as classes that are protected from discrimination. There is so much wrong here it is hard to know where to start. My dictionary defines psychosis as "a severe mental disorder in which thought and emotions are so impaired that contact is...
  • Sweeping class-action lawsuit could force unions nationwide to refund millions in fees

    05/01/2019 1:39:19 PM PDT · by libstripper · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 1, 2019 | Greg Re
    Two University of California system employees claim they are effectively being held "against their will" and forced to pay monthly union dues, despite a landmark Supreme Court ruling last summer barring public-sector unions from requiring nonmembers to pay so-called agency fees without their consent. The June 2018 decision in Janus v. AFSCME sent shockwaves through organized labor, holding not only that public unions violated the First Amendment by taking money out of unwilling workers' paychecks to fund collective bargaining, but also that employees must "clearly and affirmatively consent" before any fees or dues are collected.
  • ACLU Sues After School Hassles Kids Over Gun Pics

    04/11/2019 8:08:45 PM PDT · by PROCON · 27 replies
    guns.com ^ | April 11, 2019 | Chris Eger
    The ACLU of New Jersey is taking a local high school to task after two students were suspended after posting photos of legally owned guns on a weekend while away from school. The lawsuit, filed in federal court Wednesday against the Lacey Township School District and school administrators in both their official and individual capacities, alleges the teens had their constitutionally protected First Amendment rights violated by the suspension. As detailed in court documents, one of the boys posted pictures of the two seniors on a Saturday range outing with family, far away from school grounds, to Snapchat. Most of...
  • Catholic farm family fights to stay out of gay-wedding business with help from Colorado baker

    04/11/2019 5:46:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 11, 2019 | Valerie Richardson
    All Steve and Bridget Tennes want is to sell their apples, peaches and blueberries at a Michigan farmers’ market without being required to get into the gay-wedding business, and they’re hoping for an assist from Colorado baker Jack Phillips. The Tenneses, who make their home on the Country Mill Farm with their six children, contend that their Catholic faith has been maligned by East Lansing officials who have sought to bar them from the farmers’ market over the couple’s refusal to host same-sex ceremonies on their property. That’s where Mr. Phillips comes in. It was the state’s animus toward the...
  • House Democrats Want ‘Oversight’ over Fox News’ Editorial Decisions

    04/02/2019 11:34:53 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 52 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/2/19 | Joel B. Pollak
    Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are demanding to know why Fox News did not publish a story prior to the 2016 election about an alleged affair years before between porn star Stormy Daniels and Donald Trump. House Committee on Oversight and Reform chair Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) wrote to former Fox News reporter Diana Falzone last month demanding that she turn over any documents relating to Trump’s alleged extramarital affairs. An article in the New Yorker last month alleged that Fox News executive Ken LaCorte spiked the story to protect Trump — a claim LaCorte has vehemently denied,...
  • Unplanned—A Pro-Life Film That Doesn’t “Play It Safe”

    04/01/2019 10:47:47 AM PDT · by Coleus · 23 replies
    Crisis ^ | 04.01.19 | Monica Migliorino Miller
    “Beam me up Scotty.” These are an abortionist’s words directing a nurse to turn on the suction machine, words Abby Johnson heard when she was unexpectedly summoned to the procedure room of the Bryan, Texas Planned Parenthood clinic, of which she was the manager, to assist in an ultra-sound guided abortion. She was stunned to observe that the 13 week-old fetus pulled away from the invading suction cannula. Johnson recounts the abortion in her 2010 book Unplanned: “The cannula was already being rotated by the doctor, and now I could see the tiny body violently twisting with it. For the...
  • Attorney general to investigate San Antonio ban on Chick-fil-A at airport

    03/28/2019 6:49:31 PM PDT · by bkopto · 93 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 3/28/2019 | Dylan McGuinness and Taylor Goldenstein, Staff Reporters
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Thursday he will investigate whether San Antonio violated the First Amendment when the City Council refused to allow Chick-fil-A take part in the airport concession contract. Council members last week voted to exclude the restaurant from its list of vendors at San Antonio International Airport, after some said they couldn’t support the company because of its anti-LGBT reputation. Paxton also on Thursday asked Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao to look into whether the city broke any federal law or regulation as a recipient of federal grant funds. In a letter to Chao, Paxton said...
  • Dobson: Dems' 'Equality' Bill Targets Christians

    03/27/2019 7:51:51 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 27 MAR 2019 | Bob Unruh
    James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family and the James Dobson Family Institute, the author of dozens of books on family and adviser to presidents, warns the Democrats’ proposed Equality Act is a really, really bad deal for the nation. Dobson, on behalf of his James Dobson Family Institute, wrote, “Make no mistake – the so-called Equality Act is nothing but a thinly veiled attempt to finish off religious liberty in America once and for all, which ought to be plainly obvious based upon a cursory reading of the First Amendment.” The proposal, H.R. 5 and S. 788, would...
  • LGBTQ groups: Student vets 'jeopardize' well-being of students

    03/25/2019 7:58:58 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 50 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 3/25/2019 | Adam Sabes
    The Pride Center and LGBTQ+ Multicultural Support Network at Oregon State University posted that they do not want a student veteran group to occupy a student lounge. A letter co-penned by both groups stated that “the communities that our organizations serve are vulnerable to the ideological and practical consequences" of letting the student veteran group in the center. The Pride Center has since deleted the post.
  • Trump signs executive order to promote free speech on college campuses

    03/21/2019 1:23:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | March 21, 2019 | Adam Shaw
    President Trump on Thursday signed an executive order to promote free speech on college campuses by threatening colleges with the loss of federal research funding if they do not protect those rights. "We’re here to take historic action to defend American students and American values," Trump said, surrounded by conservative student activists at the signing ceremony. "They’ve been under siege." "Under the guise of speech codes, safe spaces and trigger warnings, these universities have tried to restrict free thought, impose total conformity and shut down the voices of great young Americans like those here today," he said. A senior administration...