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  • Smith College protesters ban reporters who don’t ‘articulate their solidarity’

    11/19/2015 1:44:46 PM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Hundreds of Smith College students gathered Wednesday to voice solidarity with University of Missouri protesters, only journalists were reportedly barred from the event unless sympathetic to the cause. A sit-in from noon to midnight at the Northampton, Massachusetts, campus reportedly drew 300 to 500 students and Black Lives Matter activists who chanted and shared their own experiences with racism and discrimination. Similar to rules enforced at the University of Missouri and other campuses nationwide, media members were not allowed to cover the Smith College sit-in unless they openly supported the movement, MassLive reported.
  • Im a pedophile, youre the monsters: My week inside the vile right-wing hate machine

    10/03/2015 1:30:30 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 107 replies
    Salon ^ | 9/30/2015
    My pedophilia essay outraged the right. My attempt to humanize a real problem brought out their nastiest rage My article Im A Pedophile, But Not a Monster was published last week and it has been a whirlwind since. Ive spent days doing radio interviews, even an appearance on TV (HLNs Dr. Drew on Call), but mainly just answering the hundreds of emails that have poured in. Yes, the vast majority of them have been supportive. While there has been a visible backlash, predominantly from the political right, in private it has been a different story. This piece has generated debate...
  • Liberal, Salon.com Pedophile Calls Me Out! But Now Ive Dug Into His Past

    09/30/2015 3:39:33 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 27 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 08/30/2015 | Steven Crowder
    (IMAGES/SCREENSHOTS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE LINK. COULDN'T POST THEM HERE) Well, Todd Nickerson the pedophile has responded to the right wing vile backlash he got for coming out to the world as someone whos sexually attracted to children. Sorry Im not sorry. If youre sexually attracted to children, youre a sick bastard. And not one for whom I have much, shall we say tolerance? He called me out by name..ish: Then theres Alex Crowders lunacy by way of Alex Jones: No, Salon.com, I Dont Need to Understand the Plight of Pedophiles. Again, the implication in the very title is that...
  • Salon.com Looks to Normalize Pedophilia

    09/25/2015 4:58:51 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 45 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 9/23/2015 | Tim Brown
    Salon.com recently posted an article on their website titled, "I'm a pedophile, but not a monster." It included the byline "I'm attracted to children but unwilling to act on it. Before judging me harshly, would you be willing to listen?" Todd Nickerson is the author and yes, he honestly and openly admits to being a pedophile. "My name is Todd Nickerson, and I'm a pedophile," he wrote. "Does that surprise you? Yeah, not many of us are willing to share our story, for good reason. To confess a sexual attraction to children is to lay claim to the most reviled...
  • Amherst College students protest free speech fliers, seek punishment for offenders

    11/13/2015 1:24:14 PM PST · by jazusamo · 91 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 13, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Student protesters at Amherst College issued a list of demands Thursday which include disciplinary action and mandatory "racial and cultural competency" training for students behind a series of signs on campus that lamented the death of free speech. The group Amherst Uprising is demanding that university President Biddy Martin issue a statement saying the university does "not tolerate the actions of student(s) who posted the 'All Lives Matter' posters, and the 'Free Speech' posters," which charged that the First Amendment was the "true victim" of the University of Missouri protests, The Daily Beast reported. The students demanded that the people...
  • Paraphrase of the Week

    11/13/2015 7:48:46 AM PST · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-13-2015 | MOTUS
    And this week’s award goes to…Mona Charen: There was a much-beloved quote circulated among leftists, often attributed to Sinclair Lewis, that “when fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.” In light of recent episodes of mob action on American campuses, the quote needs updating: When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in “diversity” and demanding “safe spaces.” - H/T Doug Ross Mona continues on to imply that making a mockery of higher education by offering courses on Martha Stewart’s “whiteness” and Fifty Shades of Gray might contribute to students lack...
  • Missouri Student VP: I'm Tired Of Hearing People Use First Amendment Rights...

    11/11/2015 11:34:27 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 43 replies
    To Create "Hostile" Atmosphere Brenda Smith-Lezama, vice president of the Missouri Students Association, appeared on MSNBC Tuesday afternoon to express her disdain at people using their First Amendment rights to create a "hostile" and "unsafe" learning environment. Smith-Lezama advocated for a safe space for "healing" rather than "experiencing a lot of hate." MSNBC host Thomas Roberts asked Smith-Lezama to respond to a professor who "complained" universities are becoming intolerant of opposing views. "One professor complained universities are becoming places of prohibition," Roberts said. "What's your feeling? Do you believe that's a place we are heading for American campuses now? "...
  • ACLU: Missouri needs to protect students' free speech rights

    11/11/2015 5:15:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 11, 2015 4:36 PM EST | Summer Ballentine and Alan Scher Zagier
    Free speech advocates are expressing concern that instructions from University of Missouri police on how students should report "hateful and/or hurtful" speech could stifle legitimate differences of opinion. [...] The university's student conduct code prohibits harassment, which it defines as "unwelcome verbal or physical conduct" against "actual or perceived membership in a protected class ... that creates a hostile environment." The conduct code also forbids bullying, retaliation and threatening or intimidating behaviors. The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri responded with a statement calling for the university to not compromise the right to free expression in its efforts to fight...
  • Kentucky’s governor-elect just granted Kim Davis a major victory

    11/10/2015 12:37:23 PM PST · by wagglebee · 47 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/10/15 | Ben Johnson
    FRANKFORT, KY, November 9, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - On December 8, Kentucky will have a new governor, and Kim Davis will have a chance to do her job without denying her faith. Governor-elect Matt Bevin has promised that he will change the state's marriage forms, removing the name of the county clerk entirely - the reform Davis had pleaded with state lawmakers to enact before spending five days in jail. Davis, the clerk of Rowan County in eastern Kentucky, is a born again Christian who believes participating in a same-sex "marriage" would make her guilty of a major sin. Before the...
  • Media Silent as Muslim Bakeries Refuse to Bake Cakes for Gay Weddings

    11/05/2015 2:22:40 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | November 5, 2015 | Staff
    Muslim bakeries in Michigan refused to bake cakes for gay weddings. You would think that would be news like Memories Pizza refusing to cater gay weddings. Nope, Muslims are part of the liberal media protected class. If Muslims want to follow their own religious beliefs and not bake cakes for gay weddings, you don't hear any big outcry of 'homophobia.' Instead, these Muslim bakeries in Michigan are given a pass to practice their religion as they see fit, unlike Christians. Watch the following video from Steven Crowder going into a few Dearboorn Muslim bakeries and asking them to make a...
  • CAUTION SNOWFLAKES: Triggers Ahead

    11/04/2015 7:55:52 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-4-2013 | MOTUS
    Election day highlights from around the country: Ohio nixes marijuana, San Francisco boots their Sanctuary City Sheriff and Kentucky elects a Republican governor whose black, female lieutenant governor running mate has a back story that sounds like a female version of Ben Carson’s.Oh, and did I mention that both Governor-elect Matt Belvin and his Lt. Governor, Jenean Hampton, are Tea Party activists who have never held public office before? That sounds like bad news for the DNC and the RNC. Connect the dots, Reince. And as a follow-up on this week’s informal topic, free speech, there’s this killer article from...
  • Mathematicians, Legendary Physicist, IPCC Expert Throw Wrenches Into UN Climate Summit

    11/02/2015 11:55:50 AM PST · by detective · 13 replies
    The New American ^ | October 29, 2015 | William F. Jasper
    As UN’s Paris summit approaches, one of France’s top mathematics consultancies, a legendary physicist, and a former IPCC author have joined France’s best-known TV weatherman, Philippe Verdier, in delivering black eyes and severe body blows to the increasingly discredited global-warming alarm lobby. As host of the United Nations climate summit this December, the French government is pulling out all stops to make it a “success,” striving mightily to create the impression of unquestionable “consensus” on global warming — even if it means resorting to suppression of scientific dissent and freedom of expression." “We must have a consensus,” French President Francois...
  • Debates,Liberal Bias, and Navigating the Antichristian Cultural War

    10/31/2015 1:03:37 PM PDT · by American Faith Today · 13 replies
    American Faith Today ^ | October 31,2015 | American Faith Today
    So the third, and latest Republican debate is beyond us. I'll talk a little bit about who did well, who did okay, and who shouldn't have even bothered to show up. Also I'll have a little bit of news on Marco Rubio and Ben Carson. I also will talk primarily about this assistant football coach in Washington who is now suspended as well as this little 7th grade girl in Texas who apparently was given an assignment to take a position that God isn't real. She didn't want to do that, and with the school district shifting some details on...
  • Is Google Falsely Flagging Harmless Sites?

    10/29/2015 2:19:10 PM PDT · by WilliamofCarmichael · 20 replies
    PC World ^ | January, 2009 | Jeremy Kirk
    StopBadware.org is run by Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Oxford University's Internet Institute, and vendor partners such as Google, Sun Microsystems, and Lenovo.
  • John Kerry: Bar Global Warming Skeptics From Elected Office

    10/22/2015 7:34:29 AM PDT · by Twotone · 34 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Oct. 21, 2015 | Kerry Jackson
    Secretary of State John Kerry says that global warming skeptics should be disqualified from "high public office." By all means, Secretary Kerry, let's allow you to unilaterally set the eligibility requirements for elected officials. We'll just turn it all over to you and your astute judgment.
  • Treasury, IRS lay out tax rules for same-sex couples following court ruling

    10/21/2015 3:27:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/21/15 | Joseph Lawler
    The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced new rules on Wednesday for implementing the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage for federal tax purposes. With the rules, a marriage of two people of the same sex recognized by any state or other part of the U.S. will also be recognized for federal tax purposes. The rules will also interpret the terms "husband" and "wife" to mean same-sex couples where necessary. "The proposed regulations confirm that terms in the federal tax code relating to marriage should be interpreted to include same-sex spouses as well as opposite-sex spouses, ensuring that all...
  • Bush ridicules Trump's fitness to lead military in new video (Jeb comes out swinging)

    10/18/2015 1:34:40 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | Eugene Scott
    The long-running feud between Jeb Bush and Donald Trump escalated yet again Saturday, with the former Florida governor releasing a two-minute video on social media mocking the billionaire's fitness to be commander-in-chief. *snip* The clip is the latest salvo in the Bush-Trump rivalry, which has often been marked by bitter and personal exchanges between the two prominent Republican presidential candidates. On Friday, Trump suggested Bush's brother, former President George W. Bush, shared in the blame for the 9/11 terrorist attacks because they occurred during his presidency. Saturday's round centered on a video set to the tune of circus music that...
  • What Threatens Liberty and Increases Abortion, Human Trafficking, Government Debt, and Poverty?

    10/18/2015 9:44:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2015 | Calvin Beisner
    Conservatives, Christian and non-Christian alike, share concerns about civil and religious liberty, abortion and the sanctity of human life, human trafficking and pornography and how they damage families, fiscal responsibility in government, and poverty. What many dont know is that there are links between climate alarmism and every one of these issues. Let me take them in reverse order. First, climate alarmism undermines fiscal responsibility in government. Not only do governments around the world spend nearly $1 billion per day just on research into climate change, but also policies meant to reduce global warming would...
  • There is No Evidence of a Gay Gene, According to New Study

    10/17/2015 2:48:31 PM PDT · by xzins · 158 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | October 17, 2015 | John S. Roberts
    This is going to make the LGBT crowd very unhappy (even though they knew this was the case from the start) From Daily Wire: An unpublished UCLA study challenging the societal born this way dogma of homosexuality has already been gaining traction in the public media since its presentation at an annual scientific conference last week. The twin study conducted at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, finds that homosexuality may be triggered by environmental factors after birth. The research uses an algorithm covering epigenetic markers from several genomic sites of 37 sets...
  • Some Virginians are resisting Confederate flag ban

    10/17/2015 2:35:27 PM PDT · by PROCON · 52 replies
    msnbc ^ | Oct. 17, 2015 | Zachary Roth
    Virginia has banned driving with a license plate that depicts the Confederate flag but some in the state are resisting. Around 1,600 Virginians with state-issued Confederate flag plates received a letter last month from the DMV saying they had until October 4 to swap them out for new ones that dont show the flag. Only 187 people have so far complied. One man who has not is Kevin Collier.Next thing you know, theyre going to say you cant wear blue on Monday or you cant wear yellow on Thursday, Collier, who is active with the Sons of Confederate...
  • The First Freedom

    10/18/2012 3:52:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    I am grateful to George Washington University professor of Law, Jonathan Turley, for pointing out that a growing number of world leaders find the First Amendment's right of free speech to be an inconvenience. He cites, for instance, U. N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's warning that "when some people use this freedom of expression to provoke or humiliate some others' values and beliefs, then this cannot be protected." Turley makes the valuable -- and if you think about it, obvious -- observation that free speech becomes intolerable not when it is used recklessly but when one person or a group...
  • White House wants to ban conversion therapy on minors

    10/15/2015 6:38:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/15/15 | Robert King
    White House officials pushed to ban conversion therapy for LGBT youths, pointing to new findings that debunk the therapy. A ban on the conversion therapy for minors was introduced in Congress on Thursday, following a report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. "The science rebukes this so-called practice and so do we," White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett told reporters on a call Thursday. The report from the administration includes a consensus from an expert panel held by the American Psychological Association earlier this summer.The panel found that variations in "sexual orientation and gender identity are normal,...
  • Pasadena's Eric Walsh loses Georgia job offer after controversial [antihomosexual] sermons

    05/17/2014 7:34:36 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 24 replies
    LA times ^ | May 8, 2014 | Frank Shyong
    Georgia health officials on Friday retracted a job offer made to Pasadena's former public health director, who had come under fire for controversial remarks he made on homosexuality and evolution. Dr. Eric Walsh, a Seventh-day Adventist preacher, interviewed for the position about two weeks ago and had received an offer letter with a start date of mid-June. But Walsh never mentioned that he had recently been placed on leave from his job in Pasadena because of controversial sermons he gave on homosexuality and evolution, Georgia officials said. The sermons were discovered during a background check that happens as the last...
  • Bush 'Troubled' by Gay Marriage Issue (RE: San Fran weddings)

    02/18/2004 9:28:40 AM PST · by KantianBurke · 138 replies · 586+ views
    WASHINGTON - President Bush (news - web sites) said Wednesday he was "troubled" by gay weddings in San Francisco and by legal decisions in Massachusetts that could clear the way for same-sex marriage. But he declined to say whether he is any closer to backing a constitutional ban on such vows. "I have watched carefully what's happening in San Francisco, where licenses were being issued, even though the law states otherwise," Bush said. "I have consistently stated that I'll support law to protect marriage between a man and a woman. Obviously these events are influencing my decision." "I am watching...
  • Pride Before The Fall (Horowitz Sticks it to the Fundies!)

    05/20/2003 8:14:33 AM PDT · by theoverseer · 676 replies · 1,071+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 5/20/03 | David Horowitz
    In four Gospels - including the Sermon on the Mount - Jesus neglected to mention the subject of homosexuality. But that hasnt stopped a handful of self-appointed leaders of the so-called Religious Right from deciding that it is an issue worth the presidency of the United States. In what the Washington Times described as a "stormy session" last week, the Rev. Lou Sheldon, Paul Weyrich, Gary Bauer and eight other "social conservatives" read the riot act to RNC chairman Marc Racicot for meeting with the "Human Rights Campaign," a group promoting legal protections for homosexuals. This indiscretion, they said, "could...
  • Obama not invited when Rep. Frank marries longtime partner

    05/19/2012 2:18:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/18/12 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Obama not invited when Rep. Frank marries longtime partnerBy Alicia M. Cohn - 05/18/12 05:04 PM ET Although Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) earlier this month said he is pleased with President Obamas decision to publicly support same-sex marriage, in a new interview the congressman revealed the president will not be on the guest list when Frank marries his longtime partner this summer. If he and Michelle wanted to come, I would be delighted and honored to have him, but he will bring the Secret Service, Frank said in an interview that will air Sunday as part of C-SPANs Newsmaker series....
  • China asks world to impose 'code of conduct' on Internet (Internet Censorship)

    10/12/2015 3:16:47 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/10/15 | Rudy Takala
    A Chinese official on Friday called on the United Nations to impose an international code of conduct on the Internet. "It is highly necessary and pressing for the international community to jointly bring about an international code of conduct on cyberspace at an early date," said Wang Qun, director-general of the Arms Control Department of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, in comments to the U.N. General Assembly. Wang's comments were reported by China's main state-owned press outlet, the Xinhua News Agency. "China, for its part, will continue to commit itself to establishing a peaceful, secure, open and cooperative cyberspace and pushing...
  • Priest-theologian: if worst-case scenario at synod occurs, Catholics must resist changes

    10/11/2015 10:35:04 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 41 replies
    Renew America ^ | October 10, 2015 | Matt Abbott
    I asked Father Brian Harrison, a priest of the Society of the Oblates of Wisdom and an emeritus professor of theology of the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico in Ponce, the following questions: If the worst-case scenario comes to pass in regard to the synod, what are we to think of magisterial teaching? Would we have to accept the changes as a form of doctrinal development as with Vatican II? Father Harrison's response is as follows: First of all, the synod itself is not a magisterial body. If it votes (heaven forbid!) to authorize Communion for the divorced and...
  • Report: DOJ requires employees to verbally affirm homosexuality

    10/09/2015 11:05:44 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 86 replies
    Report says Obama's Justice Department requires Christians to verbally affirm homosexuality regardless of beliefs. A brochure emailed to Department of Justice employees requiring them to verbally affirm homosexuality regardless of their personal beliefs has sparked accusations of religious intolerance and viewpoint discrimination, Todd Starnes reported at Fox News Tuesday. "The brochure was created as a resource from DOJ Pride, an association of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees of the DOJ," Starnes wrote. According to Starnes, Liberty Counsel, a law firm that specializes in religious liberty, is representing an unidentified female DOJ worker who received the brochure, called LGBT Inclusion...
  • Is Your Gay Neighbor A Serial Killer?

    10/08/2015 5:33:52 PM PDT · by GraceG · 44 replies
    Liberty News Now ^ | 9/1/2015 | Chuck Hoster
    The definition of a serial killer is, A person who murders three or more people, usually due to abnormal psychological gratification, with the murders taking place over more than a month and including a significant break (a cooling off period) between them. Serial killers may be overwhelmingly male and most likely to be either black or white, but is there a connection for these men between their tendencies and their sexual behavior? Most serial killers are seeking out a thrill. But from where does their blood lust stem? Radford University keeps a database of statistics surrounding serial killers; age, race,...
  • Drudge: I had a Supreme Court Justice say to me its over for me."

    10/06/2015 11:36:40 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 263 replies
    google search ^ | October 6, 2015
    Circulating on the web tonight: During an appearance on the Alex Jones Show, Drudge asserted that copyright laws which prevent websites from even linking to news stories were being advanced. I had a Supreme Court Justice tell me its over for me, said Drudge. Theyve got the votes now to enforce copyright law, youre out of there. Theyre going to make it so you cant even use headlines. To have a Supreme Court Justice say to me its over, theyve got the votes, which means time is limited, he added, noting that a day was coming when simply operating an...
  • Pope opens synod; calls for welcoming Church but no gay marriage

    10/04/2015 12:09:53 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 4, 2015 | Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Sunday reaffirmed Catholic opposition to gay marriage as he opened a three-week gathering of bishops from around the world but said the Church had to show love and understanding towards all. Francis presided at a solemn Mass in St. Peter's Basilica to open the meeting, known as a synod, on the theme of the family in the modern world.
  • Archbishop:'True Intention Behind' Push for Same-Sex Marriage is 'Imposition of Totalitarian System'

    08/27/2015 6:24:08 PM PDT · by xzins · 36 replies
    CNS ^ | August 27, 2015 | Mark Judge
    Archbishop Anthony Sablan Apuron of Agana, Guam has posted a message on his archdiocesean website stating that the “true intention” behind the push for same-sex marriage “has always been about the destruction of the family and the imposition of a totalitarian system.” The archbishop also predicted the next step in the process would be to use the education system so “that our children, your children, will be forced to assimilate to this pattern of non-gender.” “It is important to understand that the political pressure to push the agenda for same sex ‘marriage’ has never been about gay rights; the true...
  • Pope Francis Says Government Workers Have The Right To Refuse To Issue Gay Marriage Licenses

    09/28/2015 10:02:33 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 28, 2015 | Rick Moran
    <p>September 28, 2015 Pope Francis Says Government Workers Have The Right To Refuse To Issue Gay Marriage Licenses By Rick Moran Pope Francis told reporters on his flight back to Rome from the U.S. today that government workers issuing gay marriage licesnses have a "human right" to refuse to do their duty if it goes against their conscience.</p>
  • Obama Warns Christians: Gay Rights More Important Than Religious Freedom

    09/28/2015 7:43:26 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/27/2015 | Charlie Spiering
    As Pope Francis flew back to Rome, President Obama issued a stern warning to Christians, warning them their attempts to assert their religious liberty to oppose gay rights would fail. We affirm that we cherish our religious freedom and are profoundly respectful of religious traditions, he insisted during a dramatic speech at a LGTB fundraiser in New York City on Sunday night, praising the progress made on gay rights under his administration. But we also have to say clearly that our religious freedom doesnt grant us the freedom to deny our fellow Americans their constitutional rights. The fundraiser for the...
  • Obama says religious freedom is not an excuse to deny gay people and other's constitutional rights

    Freedom of religion isn't reason enough to deny any American their constitutional rights, President Barack Obama said Sunday as he addressed members of the LGBT community, one of his major sources of political and financial support.
  • Gay marriage fight shifts as politicians spy an opportunity

    09/20/2015 4:59:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 20, 2015 10:55 AM EDT | Adam Beam
    Politicians who may have thought they wouldnt have to say much at all about gay marriage once the U.S. Supreme Court effectively legalized it now must answer a different question: Do you support Kim Davis? The Rowan County clerk, who has become a darling of many conservatives despite being a Democrat, cited Gods authority and religious liberty in choosing jail time over issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Some social conservatives have cast Davis as a hero, shifting the gay marriage debate from one about civil libertiesa matter that appeared to have been settledto one about religious liberty.
  • Oh, no! You Christians are Just Being Paranoid!

    09/11/2015 1:43:04 PM PDT · by ru4liberty · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Sept. 11, 2015 | Alfonzo Rachel
    Oh, no! You Christians are Just Being Paranoid!
  • Idaho citys ordinance tells pastors to marry gays or go to jail (1st Amendment Rights Violation)

    09/09/2015 8:13:52 PM PDT · by GailA · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Coeur dAlene, Idaho, city officials have laid down the law to Christian pastors within their community, telling them bluntly via an ordinance that if they refuse to marry homosexuals, they will face jail time and fines. The dictate comes on the heels of a legal battle with Donald and Evelyn Knapp, ordained ministers who own the Hitching Post wedding chapel in the city, but who oppose gay marriage, The Daily Caller reported.
  • Supreme Court case based in Md. could have wide impact

    09/07/2015 11:46:17 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 33 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | September 6, 2015 | By John Fritze
    A little-noticed lawsuit brought by a Maryland man challenging the state's contorted congressional districts will be heard this fall by the Supreme Court where it has the potential to open a new line of constitutional attack for opponents of gerrymandering. Stephen M. Shapiro, a former federal worker from Bethesda, argues that the political map drawn by state Democrats after the 2010 census violated the First Amendment rights of Republicans by placing them in districts in which they were in the minority, marginalizing them based solely on their political views. The issue before the Supreme Court is whether a lower...
  • First They Came For The Christians

    09/06/2015 5:58:51 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 13 replies
    http://directorblue.blogspot.com/ ^ | September 6, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    We live in a fundamentally transformed America where Rowan County, Kentucky, Clerk Kim Davis is thrown in jail for refusing to issue a lesbian couple a marriage license in violation of her religious beliefs but San Francisco officials who violated the law, created a sanctuary city, and harbored an illegal criminal alien charged with the murder of Kate Steinle, are not? Kim Davis, we are told, is obligated as a public official under the law, as determined by the Supreme Court, which was not established to write laws to issue such licenses. But then are we saying Christians cant be...
  • How Kim Davis Can Be Released From Jail Without Agreeing to Violate Her Conscience

    09/05/2015 10:04:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 59 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 4, 2015 | Roger Severino
    Rowan County, Ky., is a lesson for America in how not to resolve social conflict. The local head clerk is sitting in jail, and a judge has ordered her deputy clerks to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in her absence.When the Supreme Court redefined marriage for the nation in an activist decision this June, it took the issue out of the democratic process and made it much harder for citizens to navigate our differences on this fundamental institution. Both sides of the debate knew the decision would have significant social effects. For civil servants like clerks who issue marriage...
  • Ted Cruz indifferent to rule of law in Kim Davis case (MSNBC)

    09/04/2015 7:30:25 AM PDT · by Isara · 28 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 09/04/15 | Steve Benen
    When Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) condemns President Obama – a frequent occurrence – the far-right national candidate often emphasizes the rule of law. Cruz doesn’t just think the president is wrong; he thinks Obama is a tyrannical dictator who flouts legal norms. “The pattern we’ve seen under President Obama, disregarding the law, is really one of the most troubling aspects of this presidency,” Cruz said last year. “When he disagrees with the law … he simply refuses to comply with it.” The Republican senator added that the president is “lawless.” But that was in 2014. In 2015, Cruz sees Kentucky...
  • Federal Judge Says Hes Above Natural Law as He Tosses Clerk Kim Davis in Jail [terrifying quote]

    09/03/2015 5:41:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 121 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9/3/15 | Scott Ott
    Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Shes an elected official, and cant be fired except by voters in her county, so a federal judge had her thrown in jail today. I expected as much. Any true civil-disobedience act must come with the willingness to bear the legal consequences of your extra-legal behavior. Davis politely thanked the judge before being carted off to the clink.If it were me, I also would have submitted to the governing authority, but not without a resounding SAY WHAT, YOUR HONOR?! after he said this The idea of natural...
  • Ted Cruz rips jailing of Kim Davis: This is not America

    09/03/2015 4:23:17 PM PDT · by Isara · 43 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, September 3, 2015 | Seth McLaughlin
    GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz criticized a federal judge for ordering a Kentucky county clerk to be jailed after she defied the Supreme Court by refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. The Texas senator said he unequivocal stands with Kim Davis, who was put in federal custody for contempt after testifying before Judge David L. Bunning Thursday that marriage is between one man and one woman. Today, judicial lawlessness crossed into judicial tyranny, Mr. Cruz said in a statement. Today, for the first time ever, the government arrested a Christian woman for living according to her faith. This...
  • Professors threaten bad grades for saying illegal alien, male, female ( Washington State )

    08/30/2015 7:25:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 86 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Aug 29, 2015 | Peter Hasson
    Multiple professors at Washington State University have explicitly told students their grades will suffer if they use terms such as illegal alien, "male," and female, or if they fail to defer to non-white students. According to the syllabus for Selena Lester Breikss Women & Popular Culture class, students risk a failing grade if they use any common descriptors that Breikss considers oppressive and hateful language. The punishment for repeatedly using the banned words, Breikss warns, includes but [is] not limited to removal from the class without attendance or participation points, failure of the assignment, and in extreme cases failure for...
  • Video Footage outside the Open Carry Trial in Bald Knob Arkansas

    08/28/2015 6:51:02 AM PDT · by pulaskibush · 6 replies
    Youtube account keeparkansaslegal, Arkansas Act746 Activist & other media outlets | 08/28/2015 | me
    On May 4th 2015, Richard Chambliss was arrested by the Bald Knob Police Department (BKPD) for carrying a weapon, despite Arkansas Act 746, which allows the carrying of a weapon. After realizing the open carry charge would likely not hold, a madeup charge of disorderly conduct was added. The BKPD Chief of Police, Judge, & prosecuting attorney appear to oppose Act 746 & the 2nd amendment in general. The previous police chief was fired by Mayor Mary Beth Calhoun in January 2015, possibly due to politics, & replaced him with current Police Chief Erek Balantine. Balantine had been charged with...
  • Jesusland Author Endorses Cruz 2016

    08/25/2015 9:37:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Christian News Wire ^ | August 25, 2015
    MEDIA ADVISORY, Aug. 25, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- In the Bible, Exodus 18:21 teaches Christians when picking leaders to "select from all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness." David Jeffers, author of "Understanding Evangelicals: A Guide to Jesusland" (tinyurl.com/qb63fpr), in his latest video (youtu.be/ZmKeXj91Wfo) says such a man is Ted Cruz. "Ted Cruz has already shown his willingness to defend Christian's 1st Amendment rights, that he will stand for truth by calling the leader of his Senate caucus a liar, and that he will stand against what Cruz calls 'the Washington Cartel.'" Jeffers...
  • Video: HS band barred for playing hymn, crowd sings it instead

    08/23/2015 9:48:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 23, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Just when you’re starting to think that the entire country is going down the tubes sideways, a story comes along to remind you that it all just might work out in the end after all. Todd Starnes at Fox news uncovered one of those small town stories of political correctness infecting the courts and running completely off the rails this week. At Brandon High School in Mississippi, the traditional Friday Night football game was missing their halftime show. The school’s marching band had been ordered off the field because their presentation included the hymn How Great Thou Art. That may...
  • Courts Free-Speech Expansion Has Far-Reaching Consequences

    08/17/2015 10:27:05 AM PDT · by NRx · 32 replies
    NY Times ^ | 08-17-2015 | ADAM LIPTAK
    WASHINGTON It is not too early to identify the sleeper case of the last Supreme Court term. In an otherwise minor decision about a municipal sign ordinance, the court in June transformed the First Amendment. ...It would have been easy to strike down the ordinance under existing First Amendment principles. In a concurrence, Justice Elena Kagan said the ordinance failed even the laugh test. But Justice Clarence Thomas, writing for six justices, used the occasion to announce that lots of laws are now subject to the most searching form of First Amendment review, called strict scrutiny. Strict scrutiny requires...