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  • School Rejects Teen's Gun-Toting, Flag-Waving Photo

    06/11/2016 5:30:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | June 11, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    Joshua Bruner is a real-life Captain America. The 15-year-old country boy from Ringoes, New Jersey is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He’s a member of two state shooting teams and he serves as a United States Sea Cadet. Darcy Meys said her son wants to follow in his great-grandfather’s footsteps and enlist in the Marines. “Josh considers himself to be a patriot,” she told me. “He loves his country.” A few weeks ago Josh was given an assignment in a photography class at Hunterdon Central Regional High School. He had to take a self-portrait representing self-expression. So...
  • Most Americans Say Birth Control and Divorce Are 'Morally Acceptable,' Gallup Poll Finds

    06/10/2016 6:16:04 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 6/9/16 | Michael Gryboski
    60 Percent Think Gay Relationships Are OK, but Only 14 Percent Say Polygamy Is AlrightA large majority of Americans consider birth control and divorce "morally acceptable," according to the findings of a Gallup poll released this week. Gallup noted Wednesday that nearly nine in 10 Americans consider birth control usage to be morally acceptable and about seven in 10 found divorce to be morally acceptable. The two items were the top rated issues in a list of 19 different subjects that included gambling, the death penalty, pornography, polygamy, gay or lesbian relations, and abortion. With its 89 percent favorability rating,...
  • The Transgender Juggernaut: When Sanity Became a Crime

    05/23/2016 6:03:10 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 23 replies
    stream.org ^ | May 22, 2016 | Michael Brown
    Writing for the National Review in 2014, Kevin Williamson had the gall to claim that the transgender star Laverne Cox was “not a woman.” Not only so, but Williamson continued to refer to Cox as “he” throughout his article.Then, referring to Katie Couric’s interview with Cox in which she infamously “asked him about whether he had undergone surgical alteration,” Williamson wrote, “and God help her if she had misdeployed a pronoun, which is now considered practically a hate crime.” Again, that was in 2014. Today, in some states, it is a crime to “misdeploy” a pronoun, which would mean referring to Laverne...
  • Target, Transgenderism, and Transformation

    05/17/2016 8:16:45 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 16, 2016 | Alex Nitzberg
    Target Corp. (TGT) stock has plunged approximately 12% less than a month after the organization declared that its transgender customers and employees could utilize "...the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity." Over 1.2 million people have signed the American Family Association’s "Boycott Target Pledge," in a massive display of consumer backlash against the retail chain. Walmart stock has also declined about 6.9% during the same period making it unclear at this point whether Target's depressed stock is related to their social policy or some other factor. Target issued its pronouncement just about a month after...
  • Next: Will Court Redefine Man and Woman?

    05/11/2016 9:04:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 87 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 11, 2016 | Terry Jeffrey
    What if a state department of motor vehicles or a public school insisted that only biological females could use the restroom set aside for females and that biological males had to use the restroom set aside for males? Would that be a rational policy? Would it be just? The U.S. Justice Department is now arguing in federal court that such a policy wrongfully discriminates against people whose "gender identity" does not "align" with their biological sex. The department filed suit on Monday against the State of North Carolina. At issue is the law North Carolina enacted this year that states:...
  • What the Bathroom Wars are Really All About

    05/09/2016 1:41:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 96 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 9, 2016 | JOHN HORVAT II
    The so-called bathroom wars have nothing to do with bathrooms but are all about war. The push to allow a person to use the bathroom of his or her choice is merely the latest phase of the sexual revolution. It is part of a relentless war to bring about an irrational equality that now seeks to break down the final public barriers that make the sexes different.Let’s face it. Once it is held that anyone can use the bathroom that he or she feels comfortable with, the words “men” and “women” on the door are meaningless since anyone can...
  • Liberal AGs Have Begun a War Against the First Amendment

    04/11/2016 2:10:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 4/11/16 | Kim Holmes
    Last week, a line was crossed in the ongoing campaign of liberals to criminalize freedom of expression. The attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands subpoenaed a decade of materials and work by a private advocacy group that had dared to question the orthodoxy of climate change.The group is the Competitive Enterprise Institute, and the attorney general is Claude E. Walker, who had recently signed on to a campaign of over a dozen attorneys general to ferret out so-called climate change “deniers.” It is possible that CEI was being targeted by Walker precisely because one of its attorneys, Hans Bader,...
  • Walter Williams: Attacking Our Nation's Founders

    04/11/2016 11:19:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 11, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    During Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign visit to Liberty University, he told the students that our nation was created on racist principles. Students at a Christian-based university, such as Liberty, do not often hear the founders-as-racists argument. But it is featured at many other universities, as well as primary and secondary schools. Most often, the hate-America teachings are centered on the fact that slavery is a part of our history. What is left untaught is: Slavery was a routine part of human history. Blacks were the last people to be enslaved. Plus, our Founding Fathers struggled mightily over the issue of...
  • Does climate change make it immoral to have kids?

    04/02/2016 1:19:29 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies
    Does climate change make it immoral to have kids? Dave Bry The decision whether or not to have a child is one of the bigger ones a person will make in life – often the biggest. I needed some strong convincing from my wife when it came time for us to make it. Most of my reluctance was self-interested: I liked my life well enough, and I didn’t want to change it. My wife talked about feeling a biological imperative, which I had no answer for. Who was I to stand in the way of something like that? I signed...
  • ABC breaks into THE TEN COMMANDMENTS with a "sneak peek""The Real O'Neils".

    03/26/2016 7:14:00 PM PDT · by Phillyred · 30 replies
    Anyone watching The Ten Commandments tonight on ABC. Those pigs interrupt it with a preview of the religious vsshing Real O'Neils. Sickening little jab. Can't get away from these vermin.
  • BOYCOTT COCA COLA OVER THE GA'S RELIGIOUS FREEDOM BILL

    03/24/2016 8:05:44 AM PDT · by ealgeone · 116 replies
    vanity | 03-24-2016 | ealgeone
    Please call Coca Cola's corporate HQ in Atlanta, GA to express your displeasure over their opposition to Georgia's Religious Freedom Bill. Please be polite when you call. 1-800-438-2653
  • Dolores Huerta: Sanders supporters chanted "English only” when I spoke Spanish at caucuses

    02/20/2016 6:43:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Vox ^ | February 20, 2016 | Dara Lind
    Labor leader Dolores Huerta attended a Nevada caucus to stump for Hillary Clinton — only to get shouted down by Bernie Sanders supporters, chanting "English only," when she tried to offer a Spanish translation. At least, that's what Huerta and other Clinton supporters are saying happened....
  • Are We Finally Unhooking from Hook Up Culture?

    02/20/2016 1:22:51 PM PST · by TBP · 14 replies
    Acculturated.com ^ | Chelsea Samuelson
    The decade-old dating website OkCupid has been asking their users personal preference questions since the site’s inception. The company recently released the results of a study on the sexual mores of some million or so users, showing how users’ views have shifted since 2005. The company asked a series of questions and sorted out the answers from both men and women, and further broke them down by those who identified as straight, bisexual, and homosexual. The responses to two questions stand out: When asked “Would you consider sleeping with someone on the first date?” compared to ten years ago every...
  • [October 18, 2012] The normalization of the trashy single mother.

    02/19/2016 6:19:56 PM PST · by BridgeOutAhead · 20 replies
    Dalrock Wordpress.com Blog ^ | October 18, 201210182012 | Dalrock
    With the exception of widows, single mothers have traditionally faced strong social stigma. Feminists have made removing this stigma a priority as it is essential in order to free women from the reciprocal obligations which traditionally have come with motherhood. Feminism is far more about removing women’s responsibilities than it is about increasing women’s rights, so this is a critical area of focus for feminism.
  • Sharing Social Values in a Secular World

    02/10/2016 1:47:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | Congressman Mark Walker
    This past week, I was honored to be asked to speak at Heritage Action's Conservative Policy Summit in Washington, DC. As the only House Member besides Speaker Paul Ryan, I was humbled to help cast a vision for decision-makers and thought-leaders on finding solutions for some of our nation's greatest social problems. The evidence over the past 50 years makes it indisputable: the federal government hijacked the American Dream and the family has been decimated. We see this plainly in our everyday lives. The American Dream is social at its very nature. It begins with life. Common sense tells us...
  • Sloppy Language Corrupts Our Society

    02/09/2016 4:55:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 9, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    George Orwell said, "But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought." Gore Vidal elaborated on that insight, saying, "As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate." And John Milton predicted, "When language in common use in any country becomes irregular and depraved, it is followed by their ruin and degradation." These observations bear heeding about how sloppy language is corrupting our society. The Atlantic magazine reported that public schools are nearly as segregated in 2012 as they were in the late 1960s. An Education Next series commemorating the 50th...
  • How the media continues to wave the bloody "nativist" flag

    01/25/2016 1:25:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 25, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    In their latest unbiased, dispassionate look at the weighty issues of the day, the editorial board at the Washington Post has decided to tackle the illegal alien problem with a piece titled, Immigration in Reverse. This one was worth a peek, if only for the number of logical breakdowns which take place along the way, but also for the way they choose to once again label anyone who supports border control or has questions about Syrian “refugees” flooding the nation as “nativists.” THE ANTI-ILLEGAL immigrant rancor and outright nativism afoot in the Republican primary field give rise to the impression...
  • New MLB rule will require teams have full-time Spanish translators

    01/12/2016 2:07:55 PM PST · by Canedawg · 17 replies
    yahoo ^ | Jan 12, 2016 | Chris Cwik
    The league recently sent out memos to clubs outlining the new policy, according to ...(espn).
  • Gallup: Record–Low Percentage of Americans Say Watching TV Is Favorite Way to Spend Evening

    01/11/2016 8:57:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 11, 2016 | 12:55 PM EST | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    A record-low 16 percent of Americans said that watching television was their favorite way to spending the evening, according to a Gallup poll conducted in December. Since the 1960s, Gallup has periodically asked Americans what is their "favorite way to spend an evening." In 1966, watching TV hit a high of 48 percent. Since then, that option has been on a generally downward trend. [...] People 55 and older (25 percent) are more likely to say watching television is their favorite way to spend an evening than are people in the younger age brackets of 18-34 (10 percent) and 35-54...
  • The Liberal Lies Undermining America

    12/08/2015 1:24:47 PM PST · by RightSideNews · 7 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 12/8/2015 | Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.)
    In Order To Stop The Liberal-Engineered National Stagnation And Decline, Americans Desperately Need To Recognize Basic, Undeniable Truths And Return To Honest National Discourse By Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.), Right Side News The Liberal Lies 'Wealth Transfer' is justified and productive, i.e., 'From Each According to Ability to Each According to Need''Climate Change' (AKA 'Global Warming') is 'Man-Caused,' which is 'Settled Science''Islam is an Abrahamic Religion,' as well as a 'Religion of Peace''Multiculturalism' strengthens America because all cultures are equal and 'Diversity' is necessary for 'Social Fairness''Institutional Racism' is rampant in America based on 'White Privilege''Political Correctness' is necessary to...
  • Justice Kennedy: Christians with convictions resigned under Hitler and they should today too

    10/29/2015 10:34:54 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 135 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/29/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, October 29, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy told a Harvard Law School audience that government employees with religious convictions about marriage should resign. The Ronald Reagan appointee said on Wednesday that if a public official has a moral objection to homosexuality, he must either follow the law or quit public service. The judge's comment came in answer to a question a student asked about government officials who disagree with the Supreme Court's decisions on gay marriage, or abortion, and if those citizens have the constitutional right to act according to their sincerely held moral...
  • What Carly Said About Life

    09/21/2015 11:23:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2015 | John P. Warren
    “…fully formed…heart beating…legs kicking…” And she dared. As a woman who’d earned the right to be on a stage historically dominated by men, Carly Fiorina dared to speak for those aborted alive, for the most basic right denied them by progressives: the right to live. She didn’t have to raise the topic at all, but she was the perfect candidate to have done so. She dared Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, and by extension, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and all those pseudo-champions of women to watch the video of a near-term child whose life is snuffed out for the convenience...
  • Russia and the West have Swapped Spiritual and Cultural Roles

    09/09/2015 3:30:26 PM PDT · by marvel5 · 61 replies
    Russia Insider ^ | September 7, 2015 | Iben Thranolm
    “Let me put it a different way. During the rule of Communism, Russia found itself in the grip of a culture of death, but she is returning to life, in the sense of Christian culture with a strong awareness of the historical roots and continuity.” The situation in the West is the complete opposite. We celebrate death and have surrendered to the satanic view of man in a self-righteous rage and rant against God. We can divorce with ease on-line. We prioritise work and career above family responsibilities especially raising children. We favour euthanasia, abortion on demand, homosexual rights and...
  • Polygamy is next & we knew it all along, university prof acknowledges in NYT

    08/24/2015 2:42:31 PM PDT · by fwdude · 50 replies
    Christian Examiner ^ | 24 July 2015 | Michael Foust
    NEW YORK (Christian Examiner) – For years, Christians and social conservatives warned that if same-sex marriage were legalized, there would be no logical reason not also to allow polygamous or polyamorous relationships. A University of Chicago assistant law professor is now acknowledging: They were right. Writing in The New York Times July 21, William Baude said Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's majority opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges laid the groundwork for further expanding the legal definition of marriage – even if Kennedy and supporters of gay marriage deny it. "If there is no magic power in opposite sexes when it...
  • If America Goes Down the Toilet: I'm Blaming Lame Pastors

    08/16/2015 4:33:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2015 | Doug Giles
    Our country is in a crap sling of gastronomical proportions. I was going to say astronomical but this thing is more gassy than it is interplanetary. You wanna know how messed up weÂ’ve become? Well, for one, Kim Kardashian has 43 million followers on Instagram just waiting for her to post a pic of her ample ass-ets. Secondly, social media dipsticks think Cecil The LionÂ’s plight was/is more important than Planned Parenthood's dealing aborted baby body parts. Thirdly, there are actually people in this country, who call themselves Americans, whoÂ’re contemplating making Hillary Clinton president. Look, as far as IÂ’m...
  • A Time for Resistance (Protestant Caucus)

    07/20/2015 8:11:08 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 20 replies
    Monergism.Com ^ | 06/27/2015 | John Hendryx
    Institutionalizing Sin It is a very interesting time to be alive. By His grace, may God grant us an outpouring of His Holy Spirit in extra measure that we might resist every urge to accommodate to the philosophy of this age or remain silent on the new institutionalization of sin. Make no mistake, the recent Supreme Court ruling on re-defining marriage will have far-reaching ripple effects on every aspect of our society ... and it will require us as Christians to resist by disobeying every law which would force us to compromise the gospel. And while yesterday may have been...
  • Rihanna Video Celebrates Kidnap, Torture, Murder And Newsweek thinks that’s just super!

    07/06/2015 11:30:55 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 39 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | 7-6-2015 | Andrew Miller
    Where can you find graphic depictions of kidnapping, nudity, torture, vandalism, forced drug use, drowning, and murder? Probably not even in the worst horror movie, but Rihanna’s new seven minute music video (WARNING: Highly Graphic Imagery) somehow manages to fit in every one of these things. “Bitch Better Have My Money” tells the story of a sadistic woman (Rihanna), her accountant, and the accountant’s blonde-model girlfriend. The end is bad – Rihanna murders the accountant for not ‘having her money.’ But most of the video doesn’t even focus on this. Instead, it depicts Rihanna kidnapping and abusing the nameless blonde,...
  • Why not polygamy, and why stop there?

    07/05/2015 3:06:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | July 5, 2015 | Jim Picht
    The Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage across the country is the end of the legal discussion on the topic, at least for now. It isn’t, however, the end of the discussion on marriage. Justice Anthony Kennedy’s opinion rests on four principles, which according to him “demonstrate that the reasons marriage is fundamental under the Constitution apply with equal force to same-sex couples.” His first and third principles raise some intriguing possibilities, and his fourth principle opens the floodgates to a world of fun. The first premise of this Court’s relevant precedents is that the right to personal choice...
  • Seattle Schools to 6th Graders: No Soda For You, But Here's An IUD

    07/03/2015 7:15:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    From mandates about what food children can eat to draconian attendance policies, it’s becoming increasingly clear that parental rights do not exist when you send your child to public school, as The Blaze’s Matt Walsh has argued before. But in Seattle, it’s even worse. In at least 13 public schools in the area, where kids are banned from even having soda or candy, middle and high school-aged girls can get a taxpayer-funded IUD without their parents’ consent. CNS News reports: [Long-acting reversible contraceptives] are associated with serious side effects, such as uterine perforation and infection. IUDs, specifically, can also act as abortifacients by...
  • (David Creased-Pants) Brooks: Trump Comments ‘Culture War Politics of the Worst Sort’

    07/03/2015 7:40:57 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 3, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    New York Times columnist David Brooks argued Donald Trump’s immigration comments were “culture war politics of the worst sort” on Friday’s “PBS NewsHour.”
  • Why Polygamy Is Inevitable

    06/29/2015 12:32:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 29, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So I checked the e-mail during the break, and I can tell you I need to further explain why I think the court decision leads to polygamy. And, by the way, I could easily do that by simply reading to you some blog posts that I printed out from people that are already gonna agitate for it, that they want it, and they think they know that this opens the door for it. Look, folks, you can think all you want, but there's no legal basis to stop it now. There is no intellectually honest way to distinguish the...
  • Why the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage could lead to civil war

    06/26/2015 9:31:08 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 162 replies
    http://allenbwest.com ^ | June 26, 2015 | Allen B. West
    [Note: this is an update to an article originally posted on May 4, 2015] Today the Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 in favor of same sex marriage in all 50 states. My friends, we are witnessing the end of federalism in our nation. In a single vote, 5 folks basically just told the states to “stick it.” Furthermore, we are in effect nullifying the First Amendment. Consider this: what happens when a gay couple goes into a church wanting to plan a ceremony and the pastor says no? We now have a conflict between the First Amendment and individual...
  • ‘Orange is the New Black’ Cast Member Ruby Rose Explains Why She’s Both Sexes

    06/19/2015 8:36:01 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 17, 2015 | Kelli Sero
    If you’re a fan of Netflix’s popular series Orange is the New Black, chances are you recognize its newest star Ruby Rose, the tattooed actress and model who identifies as “gender fluid.” Rose has been promoting the idea of gender fluidity recently, and told Elle.com that although she was born a woman, she doesn’t feel like one; therefore she doesn’t identify as any specific gender. “Gender fluidity is not really feeling like you’re at one end of the spectrum or the other,” Rose explained to the site last week. “For the most part, I definitely don’t identify as any gender....
  • Americans 'Moving Left' on Social Issues. Really?

    06/17/2015 7:19:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/17/2015 | Richard Winchester
    The mainstream media (MSM) are hailing the release of recent polls purporting to show “progressive” perspectives on several social issues -- i.e., same-sex marriage, homosexuality, legalization of marijuana, even abortion -- either equaling or, in some cases outstripping, more “traditional” viewpoints. A Gallup poll released on May 22nd, for example, was headlined “On Social Ideology, the Left Catches Up to the Right.”  Never mind that other Gallup polls, such as one released on June 2nd, or one put out on June 4th, provide cautionary findings. The MSM aren’t interested unless “the news” can be spun leftward. This essay explores two...
  • After Gay Marriage, Is Polyamory (Group Marriage) Next?

    06/09/2015 5:11:43 AM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Aleteia ^ | June 9, 2015 | CAROLYN MOYNIHAN
    Improbable? Preposterous? Alarmist? Perhaps. But by no means illogical.The success of the same-sex marriage campaign in Ireland has advocates elsewhere in a state of high excitement, predicting that the rest of the (Western) world must quickly fall into line and legalise this concept. What then?As we know, there is a long line of “love” interest groups waiting to stake their claims for social recognition, and at the head of the queue are polyamorists.In fact, just before the Irish voted, The Independent (Ireland) ran a long feature story about the Emerald Isle’s polyamory community. Jade-Martina Lynch, who has achieved a modest amount of...
  • Taco Bell Accused of Promoting "Rape Culture" over Messages on Sauce Packets

    06/09/2015 11:07:20 AM PDT · by rightistight · 68 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/9/15 | Aurelius
    Taco Bell is being accused of promoting "rape culture" by Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr users because of their sauce packets. The sauce packets at Taco Bell have included messages for years, including phrases such as, "Will you marry me." However, other phrases, such as "You know you want me," are raising the eyebrows of some social media users. While most people assumed that the sauce packet is referring to the sauce itself, a number of people are accusing the fast food chain of perpetrating "rape culture." Here are just a few examples:
  • Gallup Finds American Opinion Moving Strongly Toward Acceptance of Extra-Marital Sex

    05/28/2015 11:44:02 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 36 replies
    A new Gallup poll finds that since 2001, American opinion has shifted markedly toward acceptance of extra-marital sexual behavior. The poll found that between 2001 and 2015 there have been sharp increases in the number of Americans who say that it is “acceptable” to engage in homosexual relations or to give birth to a child outside wedlock, or obtain a divorce. The poll also found substantially more support for assisted suicide, the cloning of human beings, and polygamy. Remarkably, the survey showed only a slight increase in acceptance of abortion. According to the Gallup findings, the overwhelming majority of Americans...
  • Christians Who Have Avoided Culture Wars No Longer Have a Choice With Religious Freedom in Jeopardy

    05/09/2015 10:59:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/09/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    MIAMI BEACH — Christians who have so far avoided controversial "culture war" issues will likely be pulled into those battles as their religious freedom becomes threatened due to gay marriage, Dr. John Inazu warned Monday. Theologically conservative Christian non-profit organizations, including churches, could face losing their tax exempt status or being shut down, and Christian doctors, lawyers, counselors and other professionals could be forced out of their professions, he explained. Inazu, associate professor of law and political science at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, was delivering a presentation, "Religious Liberty and the American Culture Wars," at the...
  • Pro Tip: Don’t ask for a Christian cake [The bakery business has become a cultural battleground]

    04/16/2015 7:24:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/16/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Really? Another story about bakeries and cakes and who will or won’t bake what without the feds crashing your business? Apparently so. At Right Wing News, Warner Todd Huston has been tracking the story of an Arizona pastor, Joshua Feuerstein, who has been concerned over trends where Christians seem to be exclusively targeted for action if they assert their rights to Freedom of Religion, specifically in the case of so called “gay wedding cakes.” To prove his point, he contacted a “gay bakery” (though how this is defined is a bit hazy) owned by Sharon Haller and asked them...
  • The Long Retreat in the Culture War

    04/10/2015 10:53:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 10, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    The Republican rout in the Battle of Indianapolis provides us with a snapshot of the correlation of forces in the culture wars. Faced with a corporate-secularist firestorm, Gov. Mike Pence said Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act would not protect Christian bakers or florists who refuse their services to same-sex weddings. And the white flag went up again. Politics follows culture. And the cultural revolution of the '60s is triumphant. Traditional Christianity, driven out of schools and the public square, is being whipped back into the churches and told to stay there. America has gone over to the revolution. Looking back,...
  • America's Decay Is Speeding Up

    04/07/2015 2:36:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2015 | Dennis Prager
    As one who loves America -- not only because I am American, but even more so because I know (not believe, know) that the American experiment in forming a decent society has been the most successful in history -- I write the following words in sadness: With few exceptions, every aspect of American life is in decline. "Decay" is the word. The Decline of the Family: Nearly half (48 percent) of American children are born to a mother who is not married. Forty-three percent of American children live without a father in the home. About 50 percent of Americans over...
  • GOP Presidential Hopeful Ben Carson Blames Hip-Hop For The Deterioration of Black Communities

    04/06/2015 7:36:53 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 43 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | April 06, 2015 | FRANCESCA CHAMBERS
    GOP Presidential Hopeful Ben Carson Blames Hip-Hop For The Deterioration of Black Communities – on an R&B radio station Called for a return to faith-based values during an interview on a channel that describes itself as 'America’s most recognizable black radio station' Hip community was defined by Carson as an 'aspect of modern society that pretty much dismisses anything that has to do with Jesus Christ' 'As we allow the hip-hop community to destroy' our values, he said, 'we continue to deteriorate' Long-shot 2016 contender is currently on a campaign swing through New Hampshire; his exploratory committee says its raised...
  • How to win this small battle – For Christian Small Business Owners

    04/03/2015 1:34:59 PM PDT · by rbbeachkid · 30 replies
    Vanity | 4/3/15 | Karen Dennison
    I believe that we are in a war, a war that we have no idea how to fight. We don’t understand the rules of engagement. Our opponents have a take no prisoners attitude and we just want to be nice to everyone. On top of that, most of us are too busy taking care of ourselves and our families to want to engage in warfare with people that we have no animus towards. Additionally, we are much too comfortable to risk what we have to run off tilting at windmills. So the slide into totalitarianism continues. It is, however, reaching...
  • Indiana And The Culture Wars

    04/02/2015 8:25:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 2, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    If I visit a kosher restaurant and order a pork chop, am I being discriminated against when the waiter says they don't serve pork? If an establishment requires that men wear jackets and women dress in what that establishment defines as an "appropriate way," does that constitute discrimination? When I visit the Vatican, the Swiss Guards won't let me in if I'm wearing shorts. They offer a cover-up. It is the same for women, if they bare too much flesh. Is that discrimination? What about the sign "no shoes, no shirt, no service"? Is that bigotry against the shoeless and...
  • Ben Carson Is Fighting a Culture War: His remarks on homosexuality more likely to help than hurt

    03/07/2015 6:17:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 03/07/2015 | Peter Beinert
    You might think Ben Carson’s recent comments suggesting that prison turns people gay have hurt his presidential campaign. I don’t buy it. In fact, I suspect they’ll improve his chances. First, Carson’s supporters agree with what he said. According to a March 2014 Washington Post poll, 48 percent of conservative Republicans think being gay is something you choose while only 39 percent disagree. If you polled the activists on the Christian-right most likely to back Carson’s campaign, that figure would probably be even more lopsided. Second, it won’t exactly shock Carson’s backers to hear that he’s anti-gay. Last March, Carson...
  • GSP joins SNL on 40th Anniversary Special

    02/16/2015 2:08:37 AM PST · by Bratch · 43 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | February 16 2015 | Jasmine Velasco
    Governor Palin wowed the crowd as she arrived on the "red carpet" for Saturday Night Live’s 40th Anniversary 3-hour special.She stopped on the "red carpet" to talk with actor Alec Baldwin, quipping that she likes his brother, Stephen –a conservative– better. NBC anchors Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer intereviewed the two of them, and it may be me, but it seemed as though Baldwin was doing his best to keep Gov. Palin from talking. After Guthrie asked her a direct question, Baldwin was forced to listen, while chomping on his gum (or could it have been leftover food from dinner?)Twitchy caught some of the...
  • Sundance: because the world needs more deviant movies.

    01/23/2015 7:21:56 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 25 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-23-2015 | MOTUS
    Yesterday was the official kick-off of the 2015 Sundance Festival. And good news, Robert Redford is still heading it up. So – for whoever requested new pictures of wrinkly old Bob – I’ve got you covered! In fact, take your pick: man spreadingHollywood foldingBobby obviously doesn’t own a comb, since he’s still workin’ that boyish tousled hair look. Butt I think we can all agree that he’s had a bit of machine grooming (dermabrasion, Botox, fillers). While still age-appropriately weathered, at least his face doesn’t look like crater lake any more. So there’s that. And just trust me; it is...
  • How Clint Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper’ stoked the American culture wars

    01/20/2015 5:20:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 77 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 20, 2015 | Terrence McCoy
    [SNIP] The exchanges are just the latest eruption in a long culture war, analysts said, with lines clearly demarcated. “As screenings have sold out, conservative media has manned barricades against liberals who have attacked the movie or the idea of lionizing Kyle,” conservative David Weigel wrote for Bloomberg. He noted that much of the controversy involves the extended battle over guns — and gun control — and pits pro-Iraq war conservatives against anti-war liberals. But it also hints at another gulf in American politics: the plummeting number of Americans who serve in the armed services, which has given rise to...
  • Fracture Lines, or, Of Sects and Sex

    01/18/2015 12:20:53 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 10 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 01-18-2015 | grey_whiskers
    The United States started out mainly Protestant -- however due to the schisms in Western Europe, with a strong bent towards religious tolerance of other denominations. Coupled with this, the American War of Independence gave a strong bent to non-hierarchical thinking...therefore a suspicion of stratified, formalized churches (primarily Catholic) as Orthodox churches were concentrated in Russia and Eastern Europe and demographically underrepresented among the settlers. Coupled with this, historical ignorance (America as a “melting pot” formed explicitly upon socio-political theory rather than accidents of blood, war, and geography) coupled with dependence upon breakaway denominations (Lutheran, Calvinist, Evangelical) led to a...
  • Chuck Todd: Should Conservatives 'Surrender in the Culture Wars'?

    10/12/2014 1:10:33 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 72 replies
    News Busters ^ | 10/12/2014 (2:44 PM EDT) | Jeffrey Meyer
    Last week, the Supreme Court declined to hear several Appeals Court cases on gay marriages, which resulted in bans on gay marriage being struck down in numerous states across the country. Following the Supreme Court's decision to punt on the issue of gay marriage, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd saw this as a sign that social conservatism was declining and obnoxiously asked "it is time for conservatives to surrender in the culture wars?" After playing a pre-packaged segment on the evolution of social conservatism in the United States, the NBC host did his best to portray social conservatives as...