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  • Methodist university presidents call on denomination to amend LGBTQ policies

    01/12/2019 5:34:16 PM PST · by Gamecock · 57 replies
    RNS ^ | 1/10/2019 | Yonat Shimron
    Ahead of next month’s special session on sexuality intended to resolve an issue that has dogged the United Methodist Church for decades, a group of affiliated college and university presidents issued a strong call for full inclusion of LGBTQ Christians. The group, which represents presidents of 93 United Methodist-affiliated colleges and universities, urged the denomination to amend its policies and practices to recognize the “sacred worth” of people regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. The three-paragraph statement won unanimous approval in a vote taken Friday (Jan. 4) by the National Association of Schools and Colleges of The United Methodist...
  • Facebook slaps Franklin Graham with 24-hour ban over 2016 post about North Carolina bathroom bill

    12/29/2018 6:46:04 PM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 74 replies
    Conservative Firing Line ^ | 12/29/2018 | Joe Newby
    On Saturday, The Hill reported that Facebook, the social media giant appropriately named the “world’s most dangerous censor,” slapped evangelist Franklin Graham with a 24-hour ban over a 2016 post about North Carolina’s so-called “bathroom” bill. According to The Hill: The (Facebook) spokesperson said that Graham was mistakenly banned from the site due to the contents of a post he shared in 2016 for violating a company policy banning “dehumanizing language” and excluding people based on factors like sexual orientation and race...
  • JCPenney moves to the clearance racks as it becomes a penny stock

    12/28/2018 7:52:45 PM PST · by catnipman · 87 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 12/28/2018 | Lisa Fickenscher
    Shares of the ailing department store chain JCP, +6.10% crashed on Thursday, dipping as low as 92 cents before closing down 7.5%, at 97 cents — the first time they’ve ever closed below a dollar since the company went public in the late 1970s. [Shares remained below $1 Friday morning.]
  • LeBron James apologises for 'Jewish money' Instagram post

    12/24/2018 7:17:08 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 70 replies
    BBC News ^ | December 24, 2018
    Basketball star LeBron James has apologised after sharing a lyric about "Jewish money" on social media - saying he thought it was a compliment. James was called out over the lyric - which comes from a song by US rapper 21 Savage - after he shared it with his 45.8m followers on Instagram. But James said it was not his intent "to hurt anyone" with Saturday's post. "Apologies, for sure, if I offended anyone," he told sports channel ESPN on Sunday. "That's not why I chose to share that lyric. I always [post lyrics]. That's what I do. I ride...
  • Dear Tigertones, please stop singing ‘Kiss The Girl’

    12/11/2018 11:00:57 PM PST · by tom h · 50 replies
    Daily Princetonian ^ | Nov 26, 2018 | Noa Wollstein
    [T]he song “Kiss The Girl,” from the Disney hit “The Little Mermaid,” is more misogynistic and dismissive of consent than cute. By performing the song multiple times each semester, the Tigertones elevate it to an offensive and violating ritual ... The premise ... is that the male Prince Eric, on a date with the beautiful female Ariel, should kiss her without asking for a single word to affirm her consent... Lyrics such as ... “she won’t say a word/Until you kiss that girl,” unambiguously encourage men to make physical advances on women without obtaining their clear consent... The song launches...
  • Heather MacDonald warns US colleges are breeding hate

    12/08/2018 1:57:54 AM PST · by Candor7 · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2nd December 2018 | Mark Levin
    This is a rush transcript from "Life, Liberty & Levin," December 2, 2018. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. MARK LEVIN, HOST: Hello America, I am Mark Levin, this is "Life, Liberty & Levin" with our great guest, Heather Mac Donald, how are you? HEATHER MAC DONALD, FELLOW, MANHATTAN INSTITUTE: Fine, thank you, Mark. Thank you for having me on. LEVIN: Well, you have a BA and MA in English. You have a JD. You are a lawyer, but you are a scholar in so many areas -- race relations, immigration, policing in...
  • Trump and the ongoing culture war

    11/26/2018 6:41:02 PM PST · by TBP · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 25, 2018 | Robert Knight
    It doesn’t matter if you’re a Hispanic or black or Asian conservative in the growing #WalkAway movement from the Democratic Party; you are a white male bigot. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was not even included in the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Feminists have been declaring conservative women to be non-female for decades for not worshiping at the shrines of abortion and sexual anarchy. Well, a lot of people have had enough of our progressively dysfunctional culture, which is the main reason that Donald Trump was elected. Many Americans saw their country being changed beyond...
  • These Are The Forgotten Sex Workers Of The First World War Who Played An Important Role [tr]

    10/29/2018 5:49:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | October 27, 2018 | Hannah Al-Othman
    They worked in brothels frequented by troops serving on the front line in northern France, but their role has been virtually erased from the history books. Thanks to a new Roundhouse art project, Cause and Effect, to mark the centenary of the end of the conflict, the wartime sex workers have been immortalised in a film with poet Hollie McNish. McNish worked with historian Clare Makepeace from Birkbeck, University of London, to create War’s Whores, which details the “significant minority” of men paying for sex on the front line.
  • The Value of Virginity

    10/24/2018 10:58:15 AM PDT · by MeganC · 55 replies
    MeganC ^ | 24 October 2018 | MeganC
    About a year ago I saw a feminist program which talked about how virginity wasn't such a big deal and how girls should feel free to experience their sexuality so long as pills, creams, condoms, and legal consent forms were involved. Through the course of the program the act of sex was reduced to little more than a routine biological function akin to going to the bathroom or eating. Ironically, as the program sought to warn girls about being objectified it also managed to reduce men into support systems for penises. And the sole purpose of the penis was clearly...
  • It Isn't John Roberts' Problem: It's Ours

    06/30/2015 6:13:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/30/2015 | Christopher Chantrill
    When Chief Justice Roberts voted in Obamacare in 2012 I wrote that: [T]he only way to make liberals accept a repeal of ObamaCare is by the brute force of political power, the mandate of the voters expressed at the ballot box. Now Roberts has pushed aside the little matter of the Obamis' deliberate attempt to intimidate states into building their own health care exchanges in King v. Burwell. Justice Kennedy has rubber-stamped gay marriage, and hey, what's the matter with a little disparate impact among friends? What is going on here? It's all explained in Angelo Codevilla's 2010 American...
  • Witches to Hex Justice Kavanaugh in Occult Ritual in NYC

    10/12/2018 6:34:15 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 98 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 11, 2018 | 4:38 PM EDT | Michael W. Chapman
    (CNSNews.com) -- Witches plan to place a public hex on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh through an occult ritual on Oct. 20 in New York City, an event sponsored by Catland Books, which describes itself as "Brooklyn's premiere occult bookshop & spiritual community space." The planned ritual has been advertised on Facebook.  "Please join us for a public hex on Brett Kavanaugh, upon all rapists and the patriarchy at large which emboldens, rewards and protects them," reads the description for the event, "Ritual to Hex Brett Kavanaugh." "We are embracing witchcraft's true roots as the magik of the poor, the...
  • De Blasio Signs Bill Adding Third Gender, ‘X,’ To Birth Certificates

    10/10/2018 1:31:35 AM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 68 replies
    TV Channels 2, 10, and 55 (NYC) ^ | Oct 9, 2018 | CBS New York
    Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday signed a bill that adds a third gender category on birth certificates issued in New York City. The new non-binary identity category, known as X, is for those who don’t consider their gender to be male or female. A letter from a physician or an affidavit by a licensed health care provider will no longer be provided. Residents can now submit their own affidavit requesting a change in gender identity. “New Yorkers should be free to tell their government who they are, not the other way around,” de Blasio said. “This new legislation will...
  • The volcano rumbles but the left can’t hear it

    10/02/2018 8:48:03 AM PDT · by NRx · 62 replies
    WaPo ^ | 10-01-2018 | Hugh Hewitt
    ...But some seem to welcome a slide in that direction. “Tell me again why we shouldn’t confront Republicans where they eat, where they sleep, and where they work until they stop being complicit in the destruction of our democracy,” tweeted Ian Millhiser, justice editor at ThinkProgress. “Because it is both wrong & supremely dangerous,” replied Georgetown Law professor Randy Barnett. “When one side denies the legitimacy of good faith disagreement over policy — as well as over constitutional principle — the other side will eventually reciprocate. Neither a constitutional republic nor a democracy can survive that.” Princeton’s much-admired political theorist...
  • Packers Unveil Strange American Flag-Like Banner Before Sunday's Game

    09/30/2018 7:20:51 PM PDT · by maggief · 82 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 30, 2018 | Warner Todd Huston
    As Sunday’s Green Bay Packers game kicked off, fans were perplexed when a stylized version of the American flag that looks more like decorative bunting, than our actual national flag, was paraded out onto the field for a pre-game ceremony. The strange banner caused ESPN’s Rob Demovsky to remark, “Not sure what country today’s Packers-Bills game is being played in but that’s not my flag.”
  • SF parents beware: Folsom Street Fair is this weekend

    09/25/2018 6:13:14 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 25, 2018 | Amy Graff
    My oldest daughter and I were walking around San Francisco's SOMA neighborhood on a clear autumn day in search of a mattress store called Keetsa back in 2008. I remember turning a corner and almost bumping into an enormous naked man riding his bicycle on the sidewalk.
  • Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory Invites Homosexualist Fr. James Martin to Speak

    09/17/2018 5:02:05 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/14/18 | Stephen Wynne
    ATLANTA (ChurchMilitant.com) - Celebrity Jesuit Fr. James Martin is heading to Georgia, courtesy of pro-gay Abp. Wilton Gregory of Atlanta, Georgia. On Friday, Martin announced on Twitter that Abp. Gregory has invited him to speak in October at two Atlanta-area locations. "Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta has graciously invited me to his archdiocese to speak," Martin tweeted, "so I will be speaking at St. Thomas More Parish (the Jesuit parish) on Sat. Oct 20 and at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on the morning of Sun. Oct 21." Gregory's personal invitation comes as no surprise to faithful Catholics, as...
  • Christians Deceived by the LGBTQ Movement

    08/25/2018 6:13:05 PM PDT · by walford · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 26, 2018 | Lloyd Marcus
    ...Christians believe the LGBTQ movement's lie that they seek only Christian love and acceptance. The truth is, the LGBTQ movement seeks to bury Christianity, bullying us into silence and extinction.
  • The UK Wants Its Flyers to Stop Getting so Drunk

    07/27/2018 8:35:25 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 20 replies
    The Points Guy ^ | 07/27/18
    Companies across the travel industry in the UK are teaming up to raise awareness for the consequences of drinking too much alcohol when flying. The campaign, coined “One Too Many,” launched today on social media and 10 pilot airports across the UK. The goal is to remind passengers that there are downsides to consuming too much alcohol, citing denial of boarding, plane diversions (and the often high fines involved in causing a plane to divert), up to two-year prison sentences and even being banned from an airline. The campaign is convening associations in a way that no other campaign of...
  • Veterans Speak Out Against The Militarization Of Sports

    07/27/2018 8:51:01 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 33 replies
    WBUR ^ | 20 July 2018 | Howard Bryant
    The MLB All-Star Game in Washington, D.C., this week was so awash in ceremony, it conjured thoughts of an old joke with a new twist: “I went to a military parade and a baseball game broke out.” In 2012, the New York Army National Guard paid the Buffalo Bills $250,000 to conduct on-field re-enlistment ceremonies. In 2014, the Georgia National Guard paid the Atlanta Falcons $114,000 to sing the national anthem. In 2015, the Air Force paid NASCAR $1.5 million in part for veterans to shake hands with racing legend Richard Petty. Your tax dollars. At work.
  • Conservatives Reject Unilateral Disarmament In The Face Of Liberal Social Fascism

    07/22/2018 11:03:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    We are not better than that, and this is who we are. We’re fighting back, no matter how much and how shrilly the Fredocons complain. We’re Normal Americans and we’re done being the guests of honor at the liberals’ witch burnings.Case in point, one James Gunn. He’s a tiresome lefty jerk who jumped on Twitter to cheer Rosanne’s recent defenestration by the SJW mob. Except it turns out he had a whole bunch of icky tweets from a decade ago lurking on the Interwebs, and some conservatives dug them up. Oops. He just had his pointy head stuck on a...