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  • Israel Not Such a Haven for Christians

    11/25/2014 12:40:49 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 20 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 25 November 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    We hear very little about the treatment of Christians in Israel. Among the terrible persecution that Christians face in Muslim countries in the Middle East and elsewhere, Israel is usually portrayed as a beacon of tolerance where Christians are free to follow their faith without fear of being killed. Everything is relative. Looking at what happens in Israel's neighbouring countries, where Christians are forced to convert to Islam, humiliate themselves by becoming second-class citizens and paying the extortionist jizya tax, die or flee, Israel may indeed seem a good place for them to live. Israel has no policy of...
  • DOJ forces online grocer Peapod to make website accessible to disabled

    11/18/2014 1:12:04 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 17, 2014 | Lydia Wheeler
    The Justice Department reached an agreement Monday with Peapod, a popular Internet grocer, to settle claims that the company’s website discriminated against people with disabilities.The agreement forces Peapod LLC and parent company Ahold USA to update www.peapod.com so assistive technologies like text-to-speech and Braille displays function with the site.The DOJ hailed the action as ensuring that anti-discrimination laws under the Americans with Disabilities Act apply to Internet businesses as well as brick and mortar stores.“This agreement ensures that people with disabilities will have an equal opportunity to independently and conveniently shop online for groceries,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Vanita...
  • Black on White Violence Is Accelerating in America

    11/10/2014 8:06:58 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 131 replies
    capemaycountyherald.com ^ | 10 Nov 2014 | By Barbara Beitel
    COURT HOUSE – Colin Flaherty is a noted journalist for 30 years, whose works have appeared in major newspapers including The New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times, and has been published in 1,000 sites around the world and received 50 journalism awards. Flaherty made an appearance Nov. 3 at Atlantic Cape Community College to speak about black-on-white violence, a topic, he stated, which does not receive much press. The subject makes editors uncomfortable, Flaherty said. Liberals, he said, cringe at the idea of black-on-white violence and police underreport it. Flaherty documented cases in Chicago where Mayor Rahm...
  • IRS Admits It Didn’t Really Look for Lois Lerner’s “Lost” Emails [satire]

    11/10/2014 9:05:39 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Oct 2014 | John Semmens
    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen admitted that it didn’t exercise much effort to track down emails cited in an investigation of IRS abuses involving harassment of conservative political organizations. “Look, we were between a rock and a hard place,” Koskinen contended. “On the one hand, we have Congress and the Courts demanding we produce these documents. On the other hand, some very powerful and dangerous people were very determined that these documents never be found.” “If we defy Congress and the Courts the worst case scenario is we get held in contempt,” Koskinen pointed out. “It’s embarrassing. We look like crooks...
  • NY Librarian Fired after Refusing to Discriminate Against Whites

    11/09/2014 3:34:25 PM PST · by rightistight · 63 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/9/14 | Aurelius
    A librarian who formerly worked at the Riverhead Free Library has filed a lawsuit saying that she was fired because she did not discriminate against white people. Riverhead Free Library is located in Long Island, New York. Diane Woodcheke says she was fired after she questioned her boss's decision to only hire minorities. Her boss told her that “my people have been kept down,” and, therefore, only minorities should be hired at the library. Woodcheke questioned this, telling her boss that "discrimination is illegal." Woodcheke claims that her boss then mocked her and then fired her soon after. “Discounting people...
  • Judge undercuts Obama on housing discrimination, rebukes Tom Perez

    11/04/2014 11:48:07 AM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 3, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal judge overturned the Obama administration’s “desperation” move to try to find more ways to prove discrimination in housing in a decision Monday that also delivered a searing rebuke to Thomas Perez, a Cabinet official whom liberals are pushing to be the next attorney general. Judge Richard J. Leon ruled that the administration cannot rely on “disparate impact” to judge discrimination, dealing a blow to civil rights groups that said the analytical tool gave them more room to file discrimination cases. Potentially just as important for President Obama’s postelection moves was the rebuke Judge Leon delivered to Mr. Perez,...
  • Thomas Perez, the Disparate Impact Man

    10/29/2014 9:39:14 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/29/14 | Alan Joel
    The White House in general, and Perez in particular, like disparate impact theory because it "sets a very low bar for proving discrimination" The idea of “disparate impact” is an abomination that has taken root in the business world and is being pushed into other sectors as well, such as housing and labor. This idea holds that “a defendant can be held liable for discrimination for a race-neutral policy that statistically disadvantages a specific minority group even if that negative “impact” was neither foreseen nor intended. In such cases, defendants can be forced to pay for harm caused not by...
  • ‘Racist’ school excluded English-speaking students from trip (Kidderminster, England)

    10/22/2014 11:54:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2:53PM BST 01 Oct 2014 | (Agencies)
    A primary school has been accused of racism after English speaking children were barred from going on school trip and forced to attend classes instead. St Mary’s C of E Primary School in Kidderminster, Worcs., laid on a petting zoo visit on Tuesday for non-English speaking pupils only, while pupils who did speak the language had to stay in lessons. Parents criticized the decision and said their children had been discriminated against for being British. Several even refused to allow their children to go to school on the day of the trip to Rays Farm, near Bridgnorth, Shrops., which was...
  • Canadian woman denied job for being a Christian

    10/13/2014 7:08:54 AM PDT · by massmike · 22 replies
    christian.org.uk ^ | 10/13/2014 | n/a
    A Canadian woman says that she was barred from getting a job at a wilderness tourism company because of her Christian faith. Bethany Paquette, who is an experienced rafting guide, said she was “attacked” over her religion by Norwegian company Amaruk Wilderness Corp. Paquette has taken her email correspondence with the company to lawyers and is preparing a case for the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal. Describing her experience, Paquette said: “I did feel really attacked on the basis that I’m a Christian”. She says she was shocked when she read an email sent in reply to her application by...
  • Page: Tyrannies preserve race inequity

    10/13/2014 2:57:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Beloit Daily News ^ | October 13, 2014 | Clarence Page
    WHAT A disappointment. Officials have retracted their promising report that voter registration surged by more than 3,000 in Ferguson, Missouri since August 9, when the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, by a white police officer touched off sometimes-violent protests. The St. Louis County Election Board now says only 128 new people registered. The original figure turned out to be the number of previously registered voters who had re-registered to change their address or other personal information, Rita Days, St. Louis County’s director of elections, said. THAT’S STILL good news for democracy, although not as much as...
  • UAW publishing names of ‘scabs’ - aka people who don’t want to join UAW

    10/12/2014 8:51:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 10/10/2014 | Dan Calabrese
    To those who buy the romanticized image of labor unions - those brave champions of the working man who work day and night to protect the best interests of just plain folks against the robber barons in the boardrooms and the plush corporate offices - it’s hard to conceive of why anyone would not want to join the United Auto Workers. Democrats who hate right-to-work laws in states that have them deride said laws as “right to work for less.” You dumbasses! Why would you not join the union when it’s going to get you more money and protect you...
  • Affirmative Discrimination in Higher Education: The Pressure to End it Continues

    10/10/2014 8:26:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/09/2014 | Roger Clegg
    Racial and ethnic admission preferences will probably have to be pried from the cold, dead fingers of university officials, but the pressure to end this affirmative discrimination continues. For starters, such preferences are unpopular with most Americans, and most Americans have a dog in this fight. I’ll cite just two recent polls, from somewhat surprising sources. A survey conducted last April by MTV of “millennials” aged 14 to 24 found that 90 percent “believed that everyone should be treated the same regardless of race” — and so, unsurprisingly, 88 percent opposed affirmative action. The Boston Globe in July discussed a...
  • How to Steal Things, Exploit People, and Avoid All Responsibility (Reparations, again)

    10/06/2014 11:07:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 5, 2014 | Ta-Nehisi Coates, senior editor
    I started this narrative bibliography for "The Case for Reparations" back in June, but, regrettably, I didn't finish the final section before I left for the summer. Some time has passed but I think it is very important that, as much as possible, I complete this public acknowledgement of all the previous work that contributed to my own. As I've written, the process began with the understanding that racism was a "done thing" and not an irrepressible clash between people of different hues. Another way of putting this is to say white supremacy is not an invention of white people;...
  • Neighbors Of Ebola Patient Feel ‘Discriminated Against’

    10/06/2014 9:03:14 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 39 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | 10/6/2014 | Unknown to me
    Residents in the Vickery Meadow neighborhood of Dallas are living near the epicenter of the Ebola scare in North Texas. Now, they say they’re facing a different challenge — discrimination. Thomas Duncan stayed at an apartment in the community before being diagnosed with Ebola and admitted into Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital for treatment. Dallas City Council member Jennifer Staubach Gates says that she met with over 30 community leaders on Monday, trying to assess the needs of the residents. Most are concerned about the possible stigma of living near the apartment building. “Unfortunately, they are feeling discriminated against,” said Gates....
  • (Illegal) Immigrants Kicked Off Obamacare Now Suing Over Discrimination

    10/05/2014 4:14:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/03/14 | Sarah Hurtubise
    Two immigration groups have filed legal complaints against the Obama administration for kicking over one hundred thousand Obamacare customers off their insurance plans without sending notices in their native language, Modern Healthcare reports. The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) and Philadelphia’s Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition (SEAMACC) have both filed complaints with Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights. The groups believe the Obama administration’s move to end the health plans of customers who failed to prove their legal immigration or citizenship status violate customers’ rights as immigrants. The Obama administration terminated 115,000 customers’ Obamacare...
  • School accused of 'purging' Christian books

    09/30/2014 5:09:05 PM PDT · by 444Flyer · 17 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 9-23-14 | Todd Starnes
    It’s hard to imagine that any school would have a problem with a book about a Christian family that helped Jews escape the Holocaust. But Springs Charter Schools in Temecula, Calif., not only had a problem with “The Hiding Place,” they also took issue with any other book that was written by a Christian author or included a Christian message. “We do not purchase sectarian educational materials and do not allow sectarian materials on our state-authorized lending shelves,” Superintendent Kathleen Hermsmeyer wrote in a letter to attorneys at the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI). Pacific Justice Institute is representing a parent...
  • EEOC Sues Lakeland Eye Clinic for Sex Discrimination Against Transgender Employee

    09/25/2014 12:50:03 PM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Lakeland Eye Clinic, a Lakeland, Fla.-based organization of health care professionals, discriminated based on sex in violation of federal law by firing an employee because she is transgender, because she was transitioning from male to female, and/or because she did not conform to the employer's gender-based expectations, preferences, or stereotypes, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today. This is one of the first two lawsuits ever filed by the agency alleging sex discrimination against transgender individuals. The other case, EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. was filed today by the EEOC's...
  • Ferguson brings new attention to Cardin bill on profiling

    09/16/2014 7:50:05 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    baltimoresun.com ^ | September 16, 2014 | John Fritze
    Sen. Ben Cardin said Tuesday that his legislation to prohibit law enforcement agencies from racial profiling had received renewed national attention after the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., last month. Speaking at a briefing on Capitol Hill, the Maryland Democrat said the bill had "gotten new life" and that he hoped the proposal could forward this year. "How many more Michael Browns will we have?" Cardin asked. "We all know that profiling is un-American and wrong. We know it turns communities against law enforcement, where they need to work together."
  • Discrimination on the basis of sacrifice

    09/09/2014 3:26:11 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/09/14 | Joanna Rosamond
    Denial of reasonable accommodation, Right to Free Speech The world has witnessed a lot of bizarre creativity on the part of Obama administration. One of the novelties imposed on us is the emergence of a brand new form of inequity: discrimination on the basis of sacrifice. Neglectful and unfair treatment of American veterans is not only a disgrace, but a blatant abuse of their civil and human rights. Labelling The first rule of labelling strategy is “I don’t label, I care!” In everyday life a manipulator will combine “crazy making” with negative stereotyping to make you look bad and to...
  • Two Brooklyn women tired of ´white people moving into the area´ force tenants

    09/08/2014 6:45:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    New York Daily News, ^ | 9/8/14 | Frank Green and Joseph Stepansky
    Two women were arrested after they robbed and then intimidated three tenants out of their Brooklyn apartment — and the crime was partly motivated by race and class resentment, law enforcement sources said. Precious Parker, 30, and Sabrina James, 23, knocked on the door of an apartment building on Ocean Ave. near Newkirk Ave. in Flatbush at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday and held a 34-year-old man, a 37-year-old man, and a 25-year-old woman at gunpoint demanding they move out or be killed, police said. The women then stole $800, an iPhone and personal information
  • Federal Complaint Says Hog Farms Are Racial Discrimination

    09/08/2014 2:38:49 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | September 5, 2014 | Katherine Timpf
    Environmentalist groups accuse hog farms of violating civil rights. Environmental groups have filed a civil-rights complaint against hog farmers in North Carolina, claiming that by maintaining farms near neighborhoods where minorities live, the pork producers are engaged in illegal discrimination against minorities. The 48-page complaint explains that the farms create problems for surrounding neighborhoods such as foul smells and runoff in the water. The crux of the complaint, which was filed by Washington-based EarthJustice and three other environmental groups in the Tar Heel State, is not these problems themselves, however. The four environmental groups object to seeing these problems occur...
  • Senator to Issue Report Absolving IRS

    09/06/2014 10:05:35 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 19 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 Sep 2014 | John Semmens
    Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich), chairman of the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations is preparing a report that will absolve the IRS and Lois Lerner of any wrongdoing in the campaign to target and harass conservative political organizations. “Those who have alleged that Lerner and the IRS took it upon themselves to conduct a vendetta against conservative organizations have it all wrong,” Levin alleged. “Evidence has emerged that the IRS was acting upon urgent requests from highly placed members of the government. Bureaucrats being responsive to the needs of the government is behavior we should be encouraging not punishing.” The highly...
  • Feds Punish Business For Engaging In ‘Citizenship-Discrimination’

    09/02/2014 1:27:33 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 71 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 2, 2014 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    A Texas catering business will pay the United States $26,400 for engaging in “citizenship-discrimination,” as part of a settlement with the Justice Department announced Tuesday. Culinaire International unlawfully discriminated against employees based on their citizenship status, the Justice Department claimed, because it required non-citizen employees to provide extra proof of their right to work in the United States. Culinaire has agreed to pay the United States $20,460 in civil penalties, receive training in anti-discrimination rules of the Immigration and Nationality Act, revise its work eligibility verification process, and create a $40,000 back pay fund for “potential economic victims.”
  • Toronto cancels permit for 15th annual Jesus parade

    08/28/2014 8:29:00 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/28/14 | Arthur Weinreb
    If organizers are insistent in holding the event they could always agree to march in the nude or carry “Death to Israel!” signs. That should do it for the city once known as 'Toronto the Good'. With less than a month to go before the parade expected to draw thousands of participants, Toronto bureaucrats told the organizers of the annual event that it could not be held. Although excuses were given, there is no other logical explanation other than the cancellation of the event, held without incident for the past 14 years, was nothing more than Christian-bashing. According to Canada...
  • Report: Response to climate-change survey led to CEO's departure from PR Giant, Edelman

    08/26/2014 2:48:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    PR Week ^ | 08/2014 | Lindsay Stein and Frank Washkuch ,
    Edelman global CEO Richard Edelman said in a conversation with an editor of Vice’s Motherboard blog that former US CEO Mark Hass was fired from the agency in part because of the way he responded to an investigation into PR agencies’ work with climate-change deniers. Quoted by Motherboard senior editor Brian Merchant, the chief executive of the world’s largest PR agency said, "We fired the head of our US [division] in part because of that stupid note he wrote, about, you know, how we don’t answer these kinds of things." In response to inquiries from the Climate Investigations Center that...
  • Why the Obama administration sees racism everywhere

    08/17/2014 3:57:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 17, 2014 | Paul Sperry
    The Obama administration has done little to calm racial tensions as they spread from Manhattan to St. Louis to Los Angeles. Quite the opposite, some top officials have fueled African-American fears of racism with false accusations of anti-black discrimination. Attorney General Eric Holder’s race-baiting is no secret. Justice Department documents show the nation’s top cop gave thousands of dollars to help the Rev. Al Sharpton organize marches protesting the death of Trayvon Martin. Now he’s sent the civil-rights unit to St. Louis to do the same thing in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Less known, however, is the role...
  • Women’s fund seeks share of prosperity for female-focused firms (video)

    08/07/2014 10:57:36 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 16 replies
    pbs ^ | 8-5-2014
    One of the major causes of the financial crash of 2008 was the insularity of the “good old boys” network on Wall Street, says Sallie Krawcheck. The former Citigroup CFO has started a socially responsibly stock mutual fund that promotes the world’s 400 most female-focused firms. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
  • Women Ordered to Stop Praying Inside Mall (Dublin, GA, CHRISTIANS)

    08/06/2014 4:56:11 AM PDT · by GailA · 68 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 8/5/2014 | Todd Starnes
    A few weeks ago the Dublin Girls had gathered inside the local mall for an evening power walk. They formed a small circle and as they had done many times before, they bowed their heads to petition the Almighty. But before one of the runners could say, “Lord Jesus,” she was interrupted by a mall cop barreling down a corridor. “The security guard came running toward us and said, ‘You are not allowed to pray at the mall. That’s against the policy,’” Tammy told me. The ladies were aghast. “I told him we’ve been praying since last November and no...
  • Colorado gay bar found guilty of discrimination after refusing to let in a man dressed in drag.

    08/05/2014 7:13:29 AM PDT · by massmike · 17 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 08/05/2014 | ASSOCIATED PRESS and MAIL ONLINE REPORTER
    Colorado regulators say a Denver gay bar discriminated against a man when a bouncer denied him entry last year because he was dressed in drag. The civil rights division of the state's Department of Regulatory Agencies has ordered the Denver Wrangler to resolve the dispute with Vito Marzano, a gay man who was wearing a dress, wig and light make-up when he went to the bar August 31, 2013. The order obtained Monday says the bouncer turned Marzano away because his appearance didn't match the one on his driver's license. But regulators determined that the bar wrongly favors those with...
  • World's top PR companies rule out working with climate deniers

    08/04/2014 10:44:30 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 38 replies
    The Guardian ^ | August 4, 2014 | By Suzanne Goldenberg and Nishad Karim
    Some of the world’s top PR companies have for the first time publicly ruled out working with climate change deniers, marking a fundamental shift in the multi-billion dollar industry that has grown up around the issue of global warming. Public relations firms have played a critical role over the years in framing the debate on climate change and its solutions – as well as the extensive disinformation campaigns launched to block those initiatives. Now a number of the top 25 global PR firms have told the Guardian they will not represent clients who deny man-made climate change, or take campaigns...
  • Organizer Of Job Fair For Gay MBA Students Seeks To Ban Straight People

    07/29/2014 11:11:37 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 29 Jul 2014 | Eric Owens
    The organizer of a yearly conference for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students pursuing MBAs is in a huff because entirely too many straight students are attending the event, which includes a recruitment fair. Matt Kidd, executive director of Reaching Out MBA, has also charged that a few attendees made comments that he says some gay people did not appreciate, reports Campus Reform. For example, in addition to having the temerity to show up while failing to be gay, one straight attendee allegedly said “Dude, I’m not gay.” Another allegedly said: “There needs to be less focus on gay stuff...
  • Born-again Christian awarded €70,000 in discrimination case

    07/24/2014 12:37:37 PM PDT · by Objective Scrutator · 12 replies
    Irish Times ^ | July 21, 2014 | Dan Griffin
    A born-again Christian who was fired from South Tipperary County Council has been awarded €70,000 compensation after the Equality Tribunal found he was discriminated against over his religion. According to the council, John McAteer was dismissed after repeatedly failing to comply with senior staff members who told him to stop speaking about his faith to workers and members of the public during office hours. Mr McAteer said the tenets of his religion require him to speak to people about Jesus and share the Gospel with them. The complainant had been working as a civil engineer in the Clonmel Borough Council...
  • Loud Americans: Villagers answer cafe ban on visitors

    07/24/2014 4:01:33 AM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 38 replies
    BBC ^ | 23 July 2014 | Staff reporter
    The business community in an Irish village has hit back at a cafe owner who has refused to serve "loud Americans". Peter Fitzgerald of Waterville, County Kerry, annoyed villagers when he posted a notice in his cafe banning coach parties and loud Americans. The story went viral on social media and was picked up by dozens of newspapers around the world. The village, however, has assured all, loud or not, of a warm welcome. Business people and residents took to the streets on Tuesday to send out a strong message to visitors. Albert Walsh, chairman of Waterville Business Association, said:...
  • European Court: Male civil servants discriminated against in France

    07/24/2014 1:41:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    EurActiv ^ | 24/07/2014 - 08:45 | Cécile Barbière
    The European Court of Justice has pointed the finger at unequal retirement plans between men and women in the French civil service. EurActiv France reports. According to a judgment by the ECJ (17 July), the French retirement system for civil servants is discriminating against men. “French rules on certain pension-related advantages granted to civil servants give rise to indirect discrimination on grounds of sex,” the court decided. […] French law states that if a civil servant has raised at least three children, he or she can benefit from early retirement. It also outlines “service credit advantages” to parents working in...
  • On LGBT Workplace Discrimination, GOP Has Potential Path to Splitting Democrats on Religious Freedom

    07/23/2014 9:41:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/23/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    President Barack Obama's LGBT workplace discrimination order has revealed a rift among Democrats over whether religious freedom trumps gay rights. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives could exploit that rift by bringing the Senate-passed Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which has a religious exemption, to the floor for a vote. ENDA, which would ban workplace discrimination based upon sexual orientation and gender identity, was passed by the Senate in November with the support of 54 Democrats and 10 Republicans. The bill likely would not have passed if it had not contained a religious exemption. The exemption was a major point of contention during...
  • Obama's LGBT Order: Here are 2 Things Churches and Christian Non-Profits Should Know

    07/22/2014 8:37:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/22/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    President Barack Obama issued an executive order Monday prohibiting workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity for federal contractors. What does this mean for Christian organizations that remain faithful to the biblical teaching on homosexual behavior? Here are two main points that those groups need to be aware of: First, the order only applies to government contractors and sub-contractors, it does not apply to groups that receive government grants. Most religious non-profits that provide services for the government do so through a government grant. They would not be affected. A grant recipient is awarded money for general purpose,...
  • Executive order prohibits firing of gays by U.S. government, contractors

    07/21/2014 2:31:31 PM PDT · by Welchie25 · 35 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 7/21/14 | Mark Pattison
    President Barack Obama's executive order of July 21 has installed workplace rules forbidding the firing of gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender people by the federal government and federal contractors -- a key provision in the Employment Non-Discrimination Act languishing in Congress. The U.S. bishops have opposed the bill, known as ENDA, which was passed by the Senate last November but was never scheduled for a vote in the House. The bill has been introduced in almost every Congress since 1994. "Today's executive order is unprecedented and extreme and should be opposed," said Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of...
  • Is Hotel Shampoo Kind of Racist? Plus: Do people understand what “racism” actually means?

    07/21/2014 2:07:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    The Root ^ | July 16, 2014 | Jenée Desmond-Harris, associate editor of features
    Don Mullen: Why don’t America’s hotels provide hair products for black as well as white hair? Is there a way to get them to correct this “micro-aggression”? Jenée Desmond-Harris: Thanks for your question. I thought about the issue of hotel toiletries when I was writing the Race Manners column that answered the question, “Is Using Lotion a Black Thing?” In my opinion, the tiny moisturizer that most hotels provide is very clearly not designed for those who want or need to use it on their entire body (read: most black people). But off the top of my head, I’m not...
  • Christians in Imminent Danger Across the World Are Refused Refugee Status While Muslim

    07/19/2014 9:37:09 AM PDT · by Sheapdog · 10 replies
    Pamela Geller Atlus Shrugs ^ | Nov. 21, 2011 | Pamela Geller
    US policy regarding the UN picks who becomes US refugees. Christians are being refused refugee status and face persecution and many times certain death for their religious beliefs under the sharia, while whole Muslim communities are entering the US by the tens of thousands per month despite the fact that they face no religious persecution. It is horrifying that Afghan Christians are being refused refugee status by the UN and many Western nations, including Britain. The UN claims that Afghan Christians do not meet the criteria for refugees under Statute 6B of the UN High Commission of Refugees (UNHCR), which...
  • Appeals Court: Texas Can Use Race in Admissions

    07/15/2014 3:35:59 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 15, 2014 | By WILL WEISSERT and PAUL J. WEBER
    A federal appeals court panel ruled Tuesday that the University of Texas can continue using race as a factor in undergraduate admissions as a way of promoting diversity on campus, the latest in an ongoing case that made it to the U.S. Supreme Court last year only to be sent back to lower courts for further review. In a 2-1 ruling, judges from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that barring the university from using race would ultimately lead to a less diverse student body in defiance of previous legal precedent that promoting diversity was an important part...
  • Genetic Science vs. Belief: Racial differences are real, but no cause for discrimination.

    07/08/2014 7:03:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/08/2014 | Michael Barone
    ‘New analyses of the human genome establish that human evolution has been recent, copious and regional,” writes Nicholas Wade in his recently published book A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History. That sounds reasonable, and Wade, a science reporter and editor for many years at Nature and the New York Times, seems an unimpeachable source. But many well-meaning people will regard his words as provocative and even dangerous. For they fatally undermine the idea, widely shared by so-called progressives, that any apparent differences between groups of people are the product of nurture rather than nature, of social conditioning rather...
  • Zimbabwe President Says ‘No To Whites’ Owning Land

    07/05/2014 10:22:59 AM PDT · by blueyon · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/4/14 | Chuck Ross
    Whites in Zimbabwe can own businesses and urban apartments but not land, according to the country’s president, Robert Mugabe, who called for the removal of white farmers in a fiery speech to a group of supporters on Wednesday. “We say no to whites owning our land and they should go,” the 90 year-old Mugabe told the crowd, gathered in Mhangura, a farming village, according to the Christian Science Monitor. “They can own companies and apartments…but not the soil. It is ours and that message should ring loud and clear in Britain and the United States.” “Don’t be too kind to...
  • Major Vatican Document Says Unjust Discrimination Against Gay People Should Be Avoided

    06/27/2014 10:34:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/27/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A major document by the Vatican has said that unjust discrimination against gay people needs to be avoided and that children of same-sex unions must be cared for as any other, but it still maintains opposition to same-sex couples adopting children and has affirmed traditional teachings on marriage. The Instrumentum Laboris is a result of Pope Francis' call in October 2013 for Roman Catholic bishops around the world to convene and discuss matters of family and the Christian faith. "On unions of persons of the same sex, the responses of the bishops' conferences refer to Church teaching. 'There are absolutely...
  • In praise of discrimination

    06/26/2014 8:21:12 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    Renew America ^ | 6-25-14 | Bryan Fischer
    Joy Pullman entitles her excellent column on The Federalist this way: "Discrimination Is Healthy And Normal – Sex Confusion Is Not." She begins her piece by pointing out how the left has hijacked a perfectly good word and twisted its meaning: "Discrimination sounds so terrible. Shouldn't people with power stop it in every form? That sounds plausible, but like the other arguments offered by LGBTQ activists (when they offer arguments instead of appeals to emotion), it's wrong and hurtful." She goes on to point out that "non-discrimination" ordinances, which sound so constructive at first blush, are actually "anti-science, anti-reason, and...
  • Will Obama Executive Order Protecting LGBT from Employment Discrimination Respect Religious Liberty?

    06/17/2014 1:36:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/17/2014 | Michael Gryboski
    Some Christian groups are worried that President Barack Obama's forthcoming executive order guaranteeing the protection of LGBT individuals from employment discrimination with businesses that have federal contracts may not have sufficient religious liberty protections. While the order has not yet been written up, concerns have been leveled by various individuals that the order might not include a religious exemption and would force faith-based groups to engage in hiring practices that are in opposition to the teachings of their faith. "The big question is: will the Executive Order drive out faith-based organizations out of federal contracting?" Stanley Carlson-Thies, founder and president...
  • Colleges Use ‘Anti-Discrimination’ Rules Against Christians

    06/12/2014 7:03:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/12/2014 | Molly Wharton
    Bowdoin College’s evangelical group will no longer be recognized by the college starting next fall. The New York Times reported Tuesday that the college is demanding that any student should be able to run for leadership for any student group, regardless of his or her religious beliefs, but the Bowdoin Christian Fellowship disagrees. “It would compromise our ability to be who we are as Christians if we can’t hold our leaders to some sort of doctrinal standard,” recent Bowdoin graduate and former leader of BCF Zackary Suhr told The Times. The incident at Bowdoin has occurred at many other colleges...
  • Told They’re Discriminatory, Student Christian Fellowship Kicked Off Campus

    06/11/2014 12:52:29 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 20 replies
    The College Fix ^ | June 10, 2014 | Staff
    The New York Times today reports on a disturbing development at Bowdoin College: For 40 years, evangelicals at Bowdoin College have gathered periodically to study the Bible together, to pray and to worship. They are a tiny minority on the liberal arts college campus, but they have been a part of the school’s community, gathering in the chapel, the dining center, the dorms. After this summer, the Bowdoin Christian Fellowship will no longer be recognized by the college. Already, the college has disabled the electronic key cards of the group’s longtime volunteer advisers. … The students, who plan to meet...
  • On Same Sex Marriage: A Response to an argument comparing disapproval to racial discrimination

    06/03/2014 9:57:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    CrossExamined.org ^ | Jonathan McLatchie
    Commenter Stephen B has offered a response to my previously published article concerning same sex marriage. Stephen writes, “Sorry Jonathan, but this is not a category error, and your objection doesn’t work. Here’s the comparison: White man marrying black woman / man marrying man. If you want to describe it in terms of ‘actions’ then the former is marrying someone of the opposite race; in the latter it is marrying someone of the same gender. If you want to describe it in terms of ‘behaviour’ then the former could be described as ‘being attracted to the opposite race’; in the...
  • Michelle Obama sponsors first-ever ALL-FEMALE nuclear submarine

    06/03/2014 8:51:52 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 117 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | May 28, 2012 | Snejana Farberov
    First Lady Michelle Obama has agreed to sponsor a future submarine named after her home state that will be staffed by an all-female crew. The White House has announced that Mrs Obama has accepted an invitation to be the backer of the USS Illinois, a Virginia-class submarine being built in Groton, Connecticut, and Newport News, Virginia. The new nuclear-powered boat is expected to join the fleet in late 2015.
  • Discrimination Saves And Enslaves

    06/02/2014 5:09:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2014 | Terry Paulson
    The sense's ability to discriminate differences serves us daily; it saves lives. When approaching an intersection, the color of the traffic light lets you know whether to stop or continue. Whether you admit it or not, your ability to discriminate differences between people you encounter can also serve you well. In its extreme, discrimination of difference has also resulted in bigotry and the holocaust that killed millions. That's why Mark Cuban's candid comments on racial discrimination in an Inc magazine interview are both courageous and important in this time of division and rampant political correctness. In measured tones, he observed:...