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  • The Hysterical Reaction Against Indiana’s Religious Freedom Bill

    04/01/2015 4:22:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 1, 2015 | Michael Brown
    Protesters are demonstrating, the Obama administration is speaking out, the mainstream media is in an uproar, major companies are threatening boycotts, and even the NCAA is concerned that a new bill signed into law by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence could negatively impact the “inclusive” culture of college sports. Why such an extreme reaction to a bill simply reinforcing the religious freedoms of all Americans? Could it be that conservative Americans have dared to fight back against gay activists and their allies? Writing in the National Review, Patrick Brennan noted that, “When Indiana governor Mike Pence signed a religious-liberty-protection statute into...
  • Hands Up, Don't Discriminate Against Gays!

    04/01/2015 4:13:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 1, 2015 | Ann Coulter
    Happy National Hate Week! Today, we're all hating on Indiana. Who will be the left's Emmanuel Goldstein next week? Evidently, the sole function of the media these days is to subject the public to a steady stream of manufactured events: "Hands Up, Don't Shoot"; nuclear power kills; Lena Dunham's rape by a college conservative at Oberlin; the "mattress girl" raped at Columbia University; Jon Stewart is funny; a fraternity gang-rape at the University of Virginia; and a law protecting religious freedom will lead to separate water fountains for gays in Indiana. The whole country has to keep being dragged through...
  • The Left wages total war and then plays victim

    04/01/2015 3:21:24 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 31, 2015 | Timothy P. Carney
    On one side is the CEO of the world's largest company, the president of the United States and a growing chunk of the Fortune 500. On the other side is a solo wedding photographer in New Mexico, a 70-year-old grandma florist in Washington and a few bakers. One side wants the state to conscript the religious businesswomen and men into participating in ceremonies that violate their beliefs. The other side wants to make it possible for religious people to live their own lives according to their consciences. Yet somehow, the Left and most of the mainstream press paint the current...
  • Gov. Malloy: Indiana "Religious Freedom" Law is Covering "Outright Bigotry"

    04/01/2015 3:03:36 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 34 replies
    nbcconnecticut.com ^ | March 31, 2015
    Connecticut's governor is blasting the governor of Indiana for signing the state's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act, calling it discriminatory against the gay community and asking for its repeal. The Indiana measure, which Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) signed last week, prohibits state laws that "substantially burden" a person's ability to follow his or her religious beliefs. The definition of "person" includes religious institutions, businesses and associations. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Tuesday that the law is covering "outright bigotry" in Indiana. "The reality is, the governor is not a stupid man, but he’s done stupid...
  • Islamic Society speaks out against RFRA

    04/01/2015 2:51:08 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 26 replies
    wthr.com ^ | April 01, 2015
    PLAINFIELD, Ind. - The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) Wednesday expressed concern about Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act. "ISNA welcomes the protection of an individual's right to free exercise of religion being given the legal 'strict scrutiny' standard, but has serious concerns about the extension of those rights to corporations as well as the protections against civil liability for discrimination by protected corporations against individuals. "For example, if a corporation refused to hire a person because they were a Muslim and their religious beliefs did not permit them to hire Muslims, then the prospective employee could not succeed in...
  • The Fascist Left and Same-Sex Marriage

    04/01/2015 2:50:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 1, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed a law with the same name as one signed on the federal level by President Bill Clinton in 1993, which was co-sponsored by Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., the presumptive next Senate minority leader. Naturally, Pence found himself on the wrong end of a partisan barrage from ABC News' George Stephanopoulos for signing that law the following Sunday. It sure is nice to be a Democrat. What exactly does the law state? The Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana states that "a governmental entity may not substantially burden a person's exercise of religion, even...
  • Great White Hope: Why Some Dems Are Moving Right: Democrats have been losing ground in Midwest

    04/01/2015 3:31:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/01/2015 | JOSH KRAUSHAAR
    Republicans are debating whether their path to the presidency in 2016 runs through the blue-collar Rust Belt states, or the demographically changing new South and Sunbelt states. For Democrats looking to retake the Senate, however, the formula is more clear-cut: Win back white working-class voters, or be consigned to a longer-term minority. Most of the Senate battlegrounds run through the Midwest—Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio—along with New Hampshire, which carries demographic similarities with those older, whiter Great Lakes states. To defeat the vulnerable Republican incumbents, Democrats have a challenging task ahead: Making inroads with blue-collar voters, who have been stubbornly resistant...
  • Al Sharpton Compares Indiana Religious Freedom Law To Slavery, Jim Crow [VIDEO]

    04/01/2015 3:32:13 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 50 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 30, 2015 | No Attribution
    n the opening segment of MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation,” host and notorious tax-evader Al Sharpton compared the newly-enacted Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act to Jim Crow and slavery. “This is a key moment for the country,” he said. “Too often in our history, we’ve seen religion used to justify attacks on other people’s rights, from slavery, to Jim Crow, to women’s right to vote.”
  • Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Christians have no right to call Scientologists crazy

    04/01/2015 7:33:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/01/2015 | PAMELA ENGEL AND MICHAEL B KELLEY
    Astrophysicist and cosmologist Neil DeGrasse Tyson is defending Scientology in light of HBO's highly critical documentary on the church. HBO's documentary "Going Clear" did not show the church in an entirely positive light — Scientology has a built a reputation for tormenting members who leave it either by surveillance or harassment. The film highlights the celebrities who made the religion intriguing to the world as well as the horrific stories of abuse from former members. But Tyson, in an interview with The Daily Beast, declined to bash the controversial church, saying people are free to believe whatever they want. "So,...
  • Bill de Blasio Says Indiana Religious Law Is ‘Doomed to Failure’

    04/01/2015 3:08:32 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 28 replies
    observer.com ^ | March 31, 2015 | Ross Barkan
    Mayor Bill de Blasio excoriated a controversial Indiana religious freedom law, telling reporters today that it is “deeply disturbing” and “doomed to failure.” Following the lead of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Mr. de Blasio also said he would ban non-essential city travel to the Hoosier State. “It’s a deeply disturbing reality right now in Indiana and I hope before it’s too late, they turn back,” Mr. de Blasio, a Democrat, said at an unrelated press conference in Brooklyn. He promised that the law, which critics say will allow businesses to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, will backfire on the...
  • Is George Stephanopoulos Helping Hillary launch her Presidential Campaign Again?

    04/01/2015 2:59:01 PM PDT · by Isara · 18 replies
    George Stephanopoulos was one of the leading members of Clinton's 1992 U.S. presidential campaign and worked in the Clinton administration before turning "journalist." In 2012, he injected the birth-control-pill issue into the 2012 presidential election debate to create the illusion of a GOP "War on Women." The objective may have been to help create camaraderie among women to benefit Hillary. Now, it seems that he is doing it again. Out of the clear blue, he pounded Mike Pence on signing a bill that many states have. The issue this time is LGBT. Is it possible that Hillary is going to...
  • White House: Obama Finds Religious Freedom Laws ‘Unthinkable’

    04/01/2015 2:45:19 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 80 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | Fred Lucas | April 1, 2015
    President Barack Obama finds Indiana’s religious freedom law and others like it “unthinkable,” the White House said Wednesday. “I do think in the mind of the president, the thought that we would have state legislatures in the 21st century in the United States of America passing laws that would use religion to try to justify discriminating against people for who they love is unthinkable,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said. Critics say Indiana’s law now allows for businesses to discriminate against gays and lesbians.
  • Indiana pizza shop refuses to cater gay weddings, instantly has internet presence destroyed

    04/01/2015 2:36:25 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 80 replies
    A pizza parlour that said it will use Indiana's heavily-criticized new religious freedom law to deny services to same-sex couples provoked a massive backlash across the Internet on Tuesday and Wednesday. Indiana's Republican governor Mike Pence responded Tuesday to national outrage over the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, by saying he'll "fix" the bill to ensure businesses cannot use the law to deny services to the LGBTQ community. But, not before Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana, chimed in. "If a gay couple came in and wanted us to provide pizzas for their wedding, we would have to say no," owner Crystal...
  • BOOM! Newt Gingrich SLAMS opposition of Indiana RFRA law as nothing but a LYNCH MOB

    04/01/2015 2:06:10 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 29 replies
    therightscoop.com ^ | 4/1/2015 | Right Scoop
    Everyone should take note, because THIS is how you respond to the radical left screaming about Indiana’s RFRA law. Not only does he defend Mike Pence on HuffPost Live, he calls the opposition a lynch mob and won’t back down when challenged. He also hits back at the louder voices condemning the law over their selective moral outrage and blatant hypocrisy:
  • MSNBC 'Debate' on Indiana Law: 'Cut His Mic Off!'

    04/01/2015 2:10:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 4/1/15 | Guy Benson
    The Heritage Foundation's Ryan Anderson (with whom I happen to disagree on same-sex marriage) appeared on Ed Schultz's MSNBC program (cough) last night to discuss Indiana's religious freedom law, and the resulting conversation culminated with the host instructing producers to silence Anderson's microphone. End of Discussion: Schultz advances one false or misleading narrative after another, then loses his composure when Anderson (or "Mr. Ryan," as Schultz calls him at one point) replies with rapid-fire factual corrections. Schultz interrupts Anderson's first answer almost immediately to contest the statement that Indiana's law is effectively the same as other RFRAs, including the federal...
  • Liberal High School Coach Tweets That Christian Business Should be Burned Down

    04/01/2015 1:48:25 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 91 replies
    rightwingnews.com ^ | april 1, 2015
    THIS is how much liberals hate most Americans. On Tuesday a gay high school coach in Elkhart, Indiana jumped to Twitter to say that she wanted to burn down a Christian-owned pizza shop over the state’s Restoration of Religious Freedom Act. Head Coach Jess Dooley of Concord High School in Elkhart, Indiana revealed her inner brown shirt on Twitter saying that she wants to burn a Christian-owned pizza shop down. Here is a screenshot of her tweet because she deleted her whole Twitter account as soon as people noticed…
  • Arkansas Governor’s Son Thrust Into Spotlight Over Religious Freedom Bill (barf alert)

    details have started to fade, but Seth Hutchinson, a son of Gov. Hutchinson of Arkansas, remembers the arrest in the 1990s of a teacher who was gay. “He was not out,” Seth Hutchinson recounted on Wednesday. “And he was arrested in a park — I think the official charge was attempting to loiter — and it was obvious he was there because he couldn’t be out and keep his job.” Mr. Hutchinson said the episode was a formative experience in the political journey that has frequently pitted him against his father. Hutchinson surged into the spotlight on Wednesday when Governor...
  • Arkansas Governor Asks Legislature to Change 'Religious Freedom' Bill

    04/01/2015 8:55:24 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | 04/01/2015 | CHRIS GOOD
    Arkansas Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson has asked his state's legislature to alter a religious-freedom bill sent to his desk before he will sign it. "I ask that changes be made in the legislature, and I've asked that the leaders of the General Assembly to recall the bill so that it can be amended to reflect the terms of the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act," Hutchinson said. The Governor noted that the bill applies to corporations and litigations between private citizens or entities, neither of which are included in the federal law signed by Bill Clinton.
  • Left Wing #BoycottArkansas to smear another State has started on Facebook & Twitter

    03/31/2015 5:01:16 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 28 replies
    Twitter & Facebook | March 31, 2015 | Steelers6
    FYI, don't leave social media to the Smear Merchants and the Rats
  • Arkansas state Senate approves religious protection bill cast by critics as anti-LGBT

    03/27/2015 10:51:32 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 25 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 27, 2015 | AP
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas inched closer Friday toward becoming the second state this year to adopt a law that critics say would sanction discrimination against gays and lesbians, with the state Senate approving a religious protection bill. The bill, approved by the Senate 24-7, prevents state and local government from taking any action that substantially burdens someone's religious beliefs unless a "compelling" interest is proven. The measure heads for a final vote next week in the House, which has already approved an initial version. The proposal faces an easy path forward, because Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson has said he'll...
  • Arkansas’s Republican governor: I want some changes to this RFRA bill before I sign it

    04/01/2015 11:54:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/01/2015 | AllahPundit
    You can look at this three ways. One: Asa Hutchinson got cold feet after watching Mike Pence take a vicious media beating for signing Indiana’s RFRA. So he caved to the left, pure and simple, out of political cowardice. If the GOP won’t stand for religious liberty against pressure from gay-rights activists even in the very red state of Arkansas, this culture war is well and truly lost. Might as well repeal RFRA and let liberals shut down any business owner who resists conscription into a gay wedding ceremony. Two: Hutchinson caved, but not to the left. He caved to...
  • Arkansas governor: Bill needs changes before I sign it

    04/01/2015 8:55:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | April 1, 2015 | Eric Bander
    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday that he does not plan to sign the version of the religious freedom bill that currently sits on his desk and called on the state legislature to make changes before sending it back to him. Hutchinson, who called the issue "divisive" and cited his own son as an example of someone urging him to veto the bill, made the announcement during a Little Rock press conference Wednesday morning. The Arkansas House on Tuesday approved a religious freedom measure that mirrors the one Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed into law in Indiana -- sparking outrage...
  • Hutchinson to hold 10:30 a.m. news conference on HB1228 [Arkansas, Central Time Zone]

    04/01/2015 7:42:01 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 27 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 04/01/2015 | CNN
    arkansasonline.com/liveaudio will stream it live
  • MIKE PENCE AND INDIANA REPUBLICANS CAPITULATE TO TYRANNY, ARE ARKANSAS REPUBLICANS NEXT?

    04/01/2015 4:38:54 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 40 replies
    4/1/2015 | Self
    Just as surely as Marshal Petain capitulated to Naziism in France in 1940, Governor Mike Pence and the Republican legislative leaders of Indiana have capitulated to Corporatism in 2015. Big Business and professional sports organizations backed by the corporate elites attacked the religious freedom bill in Indiana and the Republicans caved, more evidence of a Uniparty system where corporate elites dictate policy, This adds to other issues like Amnesty and Common Core, where Big Business drives the agenda and the politicians march in lockstep. The House in Arkansas has now passed a similar religious freedom bill, but the business elites...
  • Religious Freedom Firestorm: Arkansas Considers Controversial Bill Similar to Indiana's

    03/31/2015 8:02:26 AM PDT · by don-o · 15 replies
    NBC ^ | March 31, 2015
    Lawmakers in Indiana are scrambling to clarify a religious freedom law amid a national firestorm. But their counterparts in Arkansas are pushing ahead with a similar measure — and the governor says he'll sign it. Protesters gathered outside the governor's mansion in Little Rock on Tuesday morning. A final vote in the state House could come later in the day.
  • Walmart to Arkansas gov.: Veto religious freedom law

    04/01/2015 6:23:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 98 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 04/01/2015 | By Katie Lobosco
    Walmart's CEO is standing up against a religious freedom law that just landed on the governor's desk in Arkansas, home to the company's headquarters. It's similar to the law Indiana adopted last week, which sparked outrage from those who say it opens the door for discrimination against gays and lesbians. Walmart (WMT) CEO Doug McMillon asked Gov. Asa Hutchinson to veto the bill, which was approved by the Arkansas House on Tuesday. The company is headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas. "Today's passage of HB1228 threatens to undermine the spirit of inclusion present throughout the state of Arkansas and does not reflect...
  • Walmart Asks Arkansas Governor To Veto Religion Freedom Bill

    03/31/2015 5:00:48 PM PDT · by C19fan · 81 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 31, 2015 | Staff
    The chief executive officer of Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Tuesday asked the governor of Arkansas to veto a religious freedom measure, saying the bill approved by lawmakers earlier in the day undermines "the spirit of inclusion" in the state.
  • Ed Schultz gets schooled on Indiana Law

    04/01/2015 12:56:56 PM PDT · by abishai · 17 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 31, 2015 | The Daily Signal
    Ryan T Anderson from the Heritage Foundation successfully defended the Indiana law on Ed Schultz's MSNBC program. Schultz throws a hissy fit and first cuts Anderson's mic, then brings him back, gets schooled again, and apologizes to his viewers, saying he "can't have a civil conversation."
  • Draft of Indiana's new 'religious freedom' bill won't completely dismantle law

    04/01/2015 12:21:36 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/01/2015 | ADAM B. LERNER
    State lawmakers plan to clarify Indiana’s controversial new religious-freedom law by explicitly preventing businesses from using the legislation to defend discrimination against LGBT citizens, according to draft language first obtained by the Indianapolis Star. The new bill, currently circulating through the Indiana state legislature, specifies that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act cannot be used in court as a defense for individuals who refuse to do business with people based on their sexual orientation. The new provision would go further than simply adjusting the bill’s preamble to clarify its intention but would stop short of dismantling the law altogether or adding...
  • How RFRA works [Brilliant graphic explains law, even an MSNBC anchor can understand]

    04/01/2015 11:40:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Seen on social media--this should go viral, it is a great explanation with real world examples of the law in action.
  • Mike Pence’s New Fan Club: Wiccans [religious right to plural marriage, drugs and nudity]

    04/01/2015 11:59:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 04/01/2015 | David Freedlander
    Among the howls of opponents who insist that religious freedom ordinances limit LGBT civil rights, conservative lawmakers in Indiana and other states have found unlikely allies: Wiccans, who claim that any laws that give greater religious freedom are manna from the earth mother. “I think these bills are horrible,” said Dusty Dionne, High Priest and High Summoner of the Aquarian Tabernacle Church of Washington State. “But if they are going to open up this can of worms, we are going to shove it right in their face.” Reverend Dionne, reached at his church in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains,...
  • Indiana & Sodom

    04/01/2015 9:29:46 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 29 replies
    The Book of Genesis, and recent events in Indiana & Arkansas | April 1, 2015 | me, and the Book of Genesis
    I was thinking about this recent business in Indiana, and now Arkansas, and it kind of reminds me of the scene in the Bible where the homos are gathered outside the house of Lot in Sodom, shouting for a wee bit of homo gang rape on the angels: [19:1] The two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them, and bowed down with his face to the ground. [19:2] He said, "Please, my lords, turn aside to your servant's house and spend the...
  • Memories Pizza (under attack by gay fascists on yelp)

    04/01/2015 9:24:40 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 38 replies
    yelp ^ | 4-1-15 but not an April Fools joke
    The gay fascists went crazy on yelp to destroy a business that dared to say it would not cater a gay wedding. Here is part of the story, then you can check out what they are doing on yelp. Gays no longer want to just lead their lives and be left alone. They really do want to destroy Christianity and any business that will not find what they do to be wholesome. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ http://www.yelp.com/biz/memories-pizza-walkerton FROM THE STORY: http://www.abc57.com/story/28681598/rfra-first-business-to-publicly-deny-same-sex-service
  • ARKANSAS GOVERNOR CAVES TO LGBT MILITANTS

    04/01/2015 8:55:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 98 replies
    ARKANSAS GOVERNOR IS REFUSING TO SIGN THE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ACT.
  • Indiana law draws Republican White House hopefuls into the culture wars

    04/01/2015 5:57:24 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 20 replies
    The national debate over an Indiana religious-liberties law seen as anti-gay has drawn the entire field of Republican presidential contenders into the divisive culture wars, which badly damaged Mitt Romney in 2012 and which GOP leaders eagerly sought to avoid in the 2016 race. Most top Republican presidential hopefuls this week have moved in lock step, and without pause, to support Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) and his Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which has prompted protests and national calls for boycotts by major corporations. In Arkansas on Tuesday, Republican legislators approved a similar measure that Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) is...
  • Mid-American Conference boycotts Indiana in wake of RFRA

    04/01/2015 7:14:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    SI Wire ^ | March 31, 2015 | Staff
    The Mid-American Conference announced it won't hold championships or meetings in Indiana in response to the state's recent signing of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, ESPN reported Tuesday. Conference commissioner Jon Steinbrecher said the league would continue to avoid conducting business in the Hoosier state until, "the current matter is brought to a sensible and appropriate conclusion."
  • In Indiana religious freedom fight, sports wields considerable clout

    TO GIVE YOU an idea of how influential sports have become in this nation's fractionalized and petty political discourse, just look at the timeline since Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed Senate Bill 101 into law last Thursday. Apple CEO Tim Cook, who is openly gay, condemned the law, known as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The CEO of Salesforce, the billion-dollar tech company, did as well, Marc Benioff saying he would halt plans to expand into the state. Angie's List announced it, too, was canceling a $40 million expansion of its Indianapolis headquarters, a move that was to add 1,000...
  • Indiana Pizzeria Owners Say They’d Deny LGBT People Service – And Yelp Commenters Weren’t Having It

    04/01/2015 7:52:00 AM PDT · by Lady4Liberty · 196 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 4/1/2015 | Mary Ann Georgantopoulos
    The owners of a small pizzeria in Indiana were seemingly the first business to say they would publicly deny service to LGBT couples in the wake of Indiana’s new and controversial Religious Freedom Law. Shortly after Memories Pizza owners agreed in a local newscast that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act allows them to deny service to LGBT people who wanted their pizza at a same-sex wedding, 1-star Yelp reviews rolled in denouncing the business.
  • RFRA: First Michiana, Indiana business to publicly deny same-sex service

    04/01/2015 7:12:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    ABC57 ^ | 04/01/2015 | By Alyssa Marino
    WALKERTON, Ind. - A small-town pizza shop is saying they agree with Governor Pence and the signing of the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The O'Connor family, who owns Memories Pizza, says they have a right to believe in their religion and protect those ideals. “If a gay couple came in and wanted us to provide pizzas for their wedding, we would have to say no,” says Crystal O'Connor of Memories Pizza. She and her family are standing firm in their beliefs. The O'Connor's have owned Memories Pizza in Walkerton for 9 years. It's a small-town business, with small-town ideals....
  • Indiana’s Law Is Not the Return of Jim Crow

    04/01/2015 6:42:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/01/2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    ‘I could have handled that better.” I don’t know if the captain of the Titanic ever said that. But Mike Pence did on Tuesday. The Indiana governor has managed to step on an impressive number of parts of his own anatomy recently and in the process gravely injured what was already a long-shot ambition to run for president in 2016. Earlier this month he signed the Religious Freedom and Restoration Act in a private ceremony. In attendance were prominent opponents of gay marriage. In response, great algae plumes of righteous outrage erupted across the Internet. Gay-rights groups, the Democratic party,...
  • Family Research Council's Tony Perkins Supports Clarification of Indiana Law

    04/01/2015 6:35:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 04/01/2015 | Greg Richter
    Family Research Council President Tony Perkins offered support for "clarification" of Indiana's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence held a news conference Tuesday morning to address the controversy that he admitted took him by surprise. Critics of the law say it allows discrimination by businesses against gay people. Defenders of the law say it does no such thing — it simply allows people with religious convictions to avoid being forced to act against those beliefs. "The governor addressed the complete falsehood that RFRA is about denying people a seat in a restaurant or a room at a...
  • Are there no Religious leaders in Indiana standing with Pence?

    03/31/2015 5:53:28 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    3/31/15 | sff
    Lots of religious leaders stood next to Mike Pence when he signed the bill into law. Then the liberal fascists began screaming...and people scattered. There needs to be a public stand with this man--where are the people of Indiana???
  • Reg Henry: Ted Cruz and Co. do the time warp again (See where this is going?)

    04/01/2015 12:49:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | April 1, 2015 | Reg Henry
    One of America’s unacknowledged problems is the national calendar shortage. It is not a general problem but restricted only to a segment of the population, although an influential one. Unfortunately, the calendar-challenged group is composed mostly of Republicans. No doubt some Democrats are also a few calendars short of a load and are similarly living in the past, but recent news indicates where the phenomenon has proliferated. One sign of calendar deficiency is the start of the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Canada, the first major candidate to declare, announced his candidacy at Liberty University, Va.,...
  • Indiana's RFRA and sports: Don't forget to include female LGBT athletes, too (Groan)

    04/01/2015 12:05:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Sporting News' You Can Play LGBT Blog ^ | March 31, 2015 | Anna Aagenes, You Can Play Contributor 
    The passage of SB 101 right before the NCAA men’s basketball Final Four weekend in Indianapolis has generated more discussion on the topic of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) athletes than we have seen since Michael Sam came out right before entering the NFL draft. NCAA president Mark Emmert swiftly issued a statement expressing his concern “about how this legislation could affect our student-athletes and employees,” and showed his interest in protecting those attending or competing in the Men's Final Four. This position from the NCAA marks a clear shift in how far we have come as a movement...
  • Nike president & CEO condemns Indiana’s new RFRA law

    03/31/2015 11:24:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    WLFI-TV ^ | March 31, 2015 | Alexandra Kruczek
    As major corporations, business leaders and organizations continue to speak out against Indiana’s Religious Free Restoration Act, Nike President and CEO Mark Parker said this new law “is bad for business.” Parker released his statement to the Human Rights Campaign — the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization. He said Nike proudly stands for inclusion for all and he hopes Indiana will quickly resolve this issue. “We believe laws should treat people equally and prevent discrimination. Nike has led efforts alongside other businesses to defeat discriminatory laws in Oregon and opposes the new law in Indiana...
  • [Former Vice President] Quayle tackles RFRA firestorm, Mideast chaos, 2016 race

    03/31/2015 10:31:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Banner Graphic ^ | April 1, 2015 | Eric Bernsee
    With political observations ranging from the firestorm of protest over the Religious Freedom law in Indianapolis to the Mideast threat that is Iran to the 2016 presidential election, former U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle was candid in his Tuesday night return to his DePauw University alma mater. With his visit as an Ubben Lecture Series guest coinciding with the uproar over Indian's passage of the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), Quayle tackled the question both leading off his late-afternoon press conference and again during a conversational give-and-take with DePauw Professor Jeff McCall. "From what I know about it," Quayle...
  • Wisdom Cries Out-Indiana and Religious Freedom

    Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.(Proverbs 1:20-23)To those who have ears to hear, the situation with the Indiana Religious Freedom Act and the Demagoguery that surrounds it is an ominous omen. It...
  • UCONN COACHES PROHIBITED FROM ATTENDING FINAL FOUR

    03/31/2015 8:34:11 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 41 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 03-31-15 | Jeff Eisenberg
    Indiana's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act has disrupted the travel plans of UConn coach Kevin Ollie and his staff. They're boycotting the Final Four in Indianapolis and the annual National Association of Basketball Coaches convention that coincides with it in compliance with Monday's order from Gov. Dannel Malloy's prohibiting all state of Connecticut employees from traveling to Indiana.
  • Don’t dare take Ted Cruz lightly

    03/31/2015 6:17:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle SF Gate ^ | March 31, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette
    Does the world of commentary really need another column bashing Ted Cruz for having the audacity to hope that he could be president? I’ll pass. As you may have noticed, the mainstream media are like birds on a wire. Reporters, pundits and producers — especially those in Washington and New York — tend to cover the same stories, interview the same folks and advance the same views. ---snip--- And when it comes to Cruz, the safe and conventional position for journalists, commentators and political experts is to argue that the firebrand is too extreme, too volatile and too unelectable to...
  • So Far, Christie Silent on Indiana’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Laws

    03/31/2015 5:10:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Politicker New Jersey ^ | March 31, 2015 | Kevin B. Sanders
    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence swatted a hornet’s nest when he signed a bill that detractors say would allow Hoosier State businesses to deny services to gay and lesbian couples. Amid threats to boycott Indiana businesses and cancel conventions, Pence is, according to news reports, “working with legislators to amend the law and ‘clarify’ that it does not promote discrimination.” Already, Salesforce.com said it would cancel its corporate travel there and hometown hero Bill Oesterle, the CEO of Angie’s List—a Republican who chaired Pence’s predecessor Mitch Daniels’ 2004 race— said that his crowd sourcing recommendation company will scuttle a deal with...