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  • SF could ban business with firms in states hostile to LGBT rights

    04/26/2016 7:07:20 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 22 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 26, 2016 | Emily Green
    San Francisco would have to stop entering into contracts with companies based in states that bar civil-rights protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people under legislation introduced Tuesday at the Board of Supervisors. The proposed ordinance, by Supervisor Scott Wiener, is another effort to increase pressure on North Carolina and Mississippi to rescind recently enacted laws to limit transgender rights.
  • dam Silver: Charlotte All-Star Game ‘problematic’ if law remains

    04/21/2016 2:11:00 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 29 replies
    NBA commissioner Adam Silver hinted Thursday that the league will move its 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte if North Carolina does not change a recent anti-transgender law.
  • Baseball Legend Curt Shilling Fired By ESPN for Comments on Transgender Bill

    04/21/2016 1:20:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    wcbm.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | wcbm.com
    BOSTON — Former Red Sox pitcher and ESPN baseball analyst Curt Schilling has been fired from his position as an analyst for ESPN following comments he made on social media earlier this week regarding the bills going through several states to require people to use the bathroom of their assigned gender. The bill impacts the transgender community, because many of those individuals prefer to use the bathroom of the gender with which they identify.
  • Andrew Shaw Suspended One Game for Use of Homophobic Slur During Hawks Game

    04/21/2016 6:28:51 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 46 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | April 21, 2016 | Lauren Petty
    Chicago Blackhawks’ forward Andrew Shaw has been suspended for one game after using a homophobic slur twice during Tuesday night’s playoff loss against the St. Louis Blues. The league announced the suspension Wednesday along with a $5,000 fine for "directing an inappropriate gesture at the on-ice officials" during the game. Shaw will also be required to undergo sensitivity training, according to the NHL. The suspension means Shaw will miss Game 5 of the team's series against the Blues, where they are facing elimination.
  • Bathroom bullies cost Curt Schilling his job at ESPN [Who Else Will Be Forced to Conform?]

    04/21/2016 8:53:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/21/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    We are in the midst of a top-down sexual revolution, being forced on the public by the massed power of media, corporations, and governments in thrall to the small but powerful sexual minority intent on redefining sexuality.  Those who dare to oppose them, especially with mockery, can see their livelihoods destroyed.  They cannot handle mockery, because their latest cause is absurd and based on lies. Curt Schilling, a hero to Red Sox Nation and a highly regarded baseball analyst for CNN, dared to protest and mock the forcible intrusion of males on women’s restrooms.  As The New York Times...
  • Curt Schilling, ESPN Analyst, Is Fired Over Offensive Social Media Post <bathroom dust up>

    04/21/2016 4:47:04 AM PDT · by mykroar · 57 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 4/21/2016 | Richard Sandomir
    Curt Schilling, a former All-Star pitcher and one of the highest-profile baseball analysts on ESPN, was fired from the network Wednesday, a day after he drew intense criticism for promoting offensive commentary on social media. Schilling, who had worked for the network since 2010 and most recently offered analysis on "Monday Night Baseball," was dismissed after sharing a Facebook post this week that appeared to respond to the North Carolina law that bars transgender people from using bathrooms and locker rooms that do not correspond with their birth genders. The post showed an overweight man wearing a wig and women's...
  • ESPN fires analyst and former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling

    04/20/2016 8:14:34 PM PDT · by Robwin · 58 replies
    MSN Sports ^ | 04/20/2016 | Associated Press
    BRISTOL, Conn. — ESPN announced that it has fired network analyst and former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling following his comments on Facebook about transgender people. In a statement released Wednesday, ESPN said "Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated." This week, Schilling reposted an image of an overweight man wearing a long blond wig and revealing women's clothing. It included the phrase: "Let him in! To the restroom with your daughter or else you're a narrow minded, judgmental, unloving, racist bigot who needs to die!!!" Schilling added...
  • ESPN Fires Curt Schilling for Anti-Transgender Comments

    04/20/2016 5:15:51 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 101 replies
    Variety ^ | April 20, 2016 | Alyssa Sage
    “A man is a man no matter what they call themselves,” read Schilling’s comment, which he apparently posted in response to a photo about a recent North Carolina law that restricts transgender people’s access to bathrooms and locker rooms. “I don’t care what they are, who they sleep with, men’s room was designed for the penis, women’s not so much. Now you need laws telling us differently? Pathetic.” ESPN issued a statement on Tuesday, saying “ESPN is an inclusive company. Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated...”
  • Transgender woman excommunicated from LGBT community for suggesting transgender only bathrooms

    04/13/2016 1:05:35 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 22 replies
    American Irony ^ | 4-13-16 | The Looking Spoon
    As the national debate whether people should be allowed to use bathrooms according to their chosen gender identity continues to swell one transgender woman makes a revolutionary, and costly proposal to settle the argument. Charlie Shimpner, former chair of Transgender Humans United for Gender Silliness (THUGS) was excommunicated from the LGBTQ community after a writing a Facebook post suggesting the transgender community should accept the creation of alternative bathrooms for "transgender-Americans." The post went viral in a matter of hours and ignited a petition on Change.org for Facebook to create a "remove from Facebook button.' Said Shimper, "I thought long...
  • Senators ask NBA to pull All-Star game from North Carolina

    04/13/2016 5:04:17 AM PDT · by kevcol · 57 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 13, 2016 | Kelly Cohen
    A bipartisan group of senators has asked NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to pull the league's 2017 All-Star game from North Carolina because of a law in that state that many say discriminates against gay and transgender people. . . . Sens. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Pat Leahy, D-Vt., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Mark Kirk, R-Ill., all signed onto the letter sent Tuesday. Kirk is the only Republican signed onto the letter and is running for reelection this year.
  • 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,...
  • Holy Bible On List Of ‘Challenged’ Books At Libraries

    04/11/2016 10:00:19 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies
    DFS CBS LOCAL ^ | 11 APRIL 2016 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — On the latest list of books most objected to at public schools and libraries, one title has been targeted nationwide, at times for the sex and violence it contains, but mostly for the legal issues it raises. The Bible. “You have people who feel that if a school library buys a copy of the Bible, it’s a violation of church and state,” says James LaRue, who directs the Office for Intellectual Freedom for the American Library Association, which released its annual 10 top snapshot of “challenged” books on Monday, part of the association’s “State of Libraries...
  • Bryan Adams cancels Mississippi show, citing state's new law

    04/11/2016 10:12:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 138 replies
    ....rocker Bryan Adams is canceling a performance this week in Mississippi, citing the state's new law that allows religious groups and some private businesses to refuse service to gay couples. Adams said in a statement Sunday night that he was canceling a show Thursday at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi..
  • Marriott CEO: Anti-'gay' laws are not OK

    04/11/2016 5:47:28 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 91 replies
    WND ^ | 4/10/2016 | Staff
    'We shouldn't judge people by ... who they love, what gender they identify with' (Arne Sorenson, CEO of Marriott International) For Arne Sorenson, CEO of Marriott International, it was an “easy call” when it came time to voice his opinion on North Carolina’s HB2, the nation’s first state law limiting the bathroom options for transgender people. The law also excludes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from anti-discrimination protections, and blocks municipalities from adopting their own anti-discrimination and living wage rules. In first-person opinion piece on CNBC, Sorenson wrote: “I was asked to join a group of American business leaders...
  • Anchorwoman's ouster exposes risks for whites talking race

    04/06/2016 5:23:02 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 34 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 6, 2016 | ERRIN HAINES WHACK
    After losing her job as a TV anchor over her Facebook post about a deadly mass shooting in a black neighborhood near Pittsburgh, Wendy Bell was frustrated that those who were offended by what she said had missed her point. A white mother of five sons who had covered the city for nearly 20 years, Bell felt devastated by the shooting and by the fact some people deemed her attempt to put her anguish into words tone-deaf. "These are my neighbors, and these are my friends," Bell told The Associated Press last week. "The story is we have a problem:...
  • Federal agencies review North Carolina transgender law's impact on aid

    04/06/2016 3:42:45 PM PDT · by upchuck · 17 replies
    The Obama administration is reviewing whether a new North Carolina law curbing anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people could affect the flow of federal aid to the state. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says federal agencies are leading the review of the new law's impact on federal policies. He says the White House is not yet involved, but could offer specific direction later.
  • Protester Disrupts Cruz NYC Event: A "Right-Wing Bigot" Has No Place In Th Bronx

    04/06/2016 12:19:17 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 72 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 6,2016 | Pam Key
    On Wednesday, MSNBC reported on a New York City protester disrupting an event for Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). The protester yelled that Cruz is a “right-wing bigot” before being led out of the venue by the authorities.
  • You will believe in the left-wing orthodoxy, and you will like it

    04/04/2016 8:22:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/04/16 | Herman Cain
    Using the mechanisms of government, politics, public opinion to pressure you, investigate you, threaten litigation against you or otherwise complicate your life. Banks announce they will not lend money to people who deal in firearms. A major fundraising web site refuses to host campaigns for the targets of ideological harassment. A U.S. senator openly threatens to go after global warming skeptics using a law that was passed to take down the mafia. Governors veto laws designed to protect religious freedom after receiving threats from organizations like the National Football League. And of course, conservative organizations endure harassment from the IRS....
  • PepsiCo CEO writes McCrory, calls for repeal of LGBT law

    04/02/2016 3:40:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 2, 2016 5:22 PM EDT
    The CEO of PepsiCo, Inc., a company with roots in North Carolina, has written Gov. Pat McCrory, asking him to repeal the new law preventing specific anti-discrimination rules for LGBT people for public accommodations and restroom use. In a letter hand delivered to McCrory on Friday, PepsiCo head Indra Nooyi called the law inconsistent with how her company treats its employees. …
  • California Mayor Bans Trump From Campaigning in Her City

    04/02/2016 8:33:19 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 93 replies
    Wasington Examiner ^ | 4/1/216 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump may want to avoid West Hollywood when he campaigns in California ahead of the state's potentially decisive June 7 primary. Lindsey Horvath, the mayor of West Hollywood, Calif., which is located in the heart of Los Angeles County and home to a sizable population of gay men, penned a letter to Trump this week explaining that he is unwelcome in her city. "With the primary making its way to California, as West Hollywood's Mayor, I want to make very clear that your campaign of violence and intimidation is not welcome in our City," she wrote...
  • Debra Messing Explodes on Susan Sarandon for Suggesting Trump Is Better Than Hillary

    03/31/2016 4:47:24 PM PDT · by drewh · 34 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 31 Mar 2016 | by DANIEL NUSSBAUM
    Actress Debra Messing unloaded on fellow actor Susan Sarandon this week after Sarandon said in an interview that she wouldn’t necessarily vote for Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton if her chief rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)16% does not win the nomination. In an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Monday, Sarandon said that she is going to “see what happens” if Sanders falls to Clinton in the primary, indicating she may not vote for Clinton in the general election. “You know, some people feel that Donald Trump will bring the revolution immediately,” Sarandon told Hayes. “If he gets in then...
  • Virginia governor vetoes 'religious exemption' bill

    03/30/2016 8:52:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 30, 2016 10:37 AM EDT | Alan Suderman
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed legislation he said would legalize discrimination of the LGBT community. The Democratic governor made the announcement Wednesday during a radio appearance on WTOP. The measure would prohibit the state from punishing religious groups that refuse services related to gay marriages. Republican supporters said it would protect people from expressing their religious beliefs. …
  • Georgia governor vetoes religious exemptions bill on gay marriage

    03/28/2016 9:22:46 AM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | March 28, 2016
    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday said he will veto legislation shielding opponents of same-sex marriage, after a groundswell of opposition from companies threatening to boycott the state if it became law.The Republican announced his decision during a news conference in his office at the Georgia Capitol, saying, “I have examined the protections that this bill proposes to provide to the faith based community and I can find no examples of any of those circumstances occurring in our state."Deal added, “I do not think that we have to discriminate against anyone to protect the faith-based community in...
  • Time Warner, Lionsgate, 21st Century Fox, the Weinsteins join ‘religious liberty’ bill protest

    03/24/2016 12:18:27 PM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Atlanta Journal and Constitution ^ | March 24, 2016 | Rodney Ho
    Over two days, virtually every major Hollywood production house has come out against Georgia’s “religious liberty” bill, calling on Gov. Nathan Deal to veto the legislation that passed last week. New York-based Time Warner, which oversees Atlanta’s Turner Entertainment and CNN operations, said the bill “clearly violates the values and principles of inclusion and the ability of all people to live and work free from discrimination.” The Weinstein Company – known for its array of Oscar-winning films – said it “will not stand behind sanctioning the discrimination of‎ LGBT people or any American.” Others who have jumped in against the...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Wants to Force Catholic Nuns to Pay for Abortion Drugs: “It Can’t be All My Way”

    03/23/2016 5:56:23 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 23, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in the case the Little Sisters of the Poor and 37 pro-life groups, universities and companies have filed against the HHS mandate, which forces them to pay for abortion-causing drugs in their employee health care plans. The case, Zubik v. Burwell, involves 37 religious nonprofits such as charities and universities that say the HHS mandate violates their religious beliefs. They say the religious accommodation the Obama administration put together still makes them complicit in covering the abortion-causing drugs. “Hijacking. It seems to me that’s an accurate description of what the government wants to...
  • Georgia Guts Religious Freedom Bill

    03/23/2016 6:19:57 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 25 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | March 23, 2016 | Ryan T. Anders and Roger Severino
    On Wednesday night the Georgia legislature introduced new language to its religious freedom bill and passed the bill in mere hours. Haste makes waste. This new language significantly waters down a religious freedom bill that had real force even though it was, as we pointed out three weeks ago, already lacking in certain respects.
  • Disney, Marvel to leave Georgia if HB757 signed into law

    03/23/2016 5:17:57 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 29 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 23 MARCH 2016 | WFAA.COM
    ATLANTA (WXIA) – Thanks to very generous tax incentives, Georgia has become a major production headquarters for television and motion pictures, with some of the largest grossing films and most popular television series over the past several years calling the state home. One of the biggest production houses – Walt Disney Company, and its Marvel Studios subsidiary – have released a statement saying they will take their business elsewhere if “any legislation allowing discriminatory practices be signed into state law,” a clear indication of opposition to House Bill 757, which was passed by both houses of the Legislature last week.
  • The Cost In Standing Up For Your Pastor? $2 Billion

    03/23/2016 10:51:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2016 | Bryan Crabtree
    Georgia is the latest to enter the national mayhem surrounding a state-sponsored religious freedom bill.  Its also the latest group to be the target of media obfuscation.  Several versions of #HB757, The Religious Freedom Act have been debated by the legislature of Georgia.  The most memorable was the February version that allowed businesses to cite their faith as a reason not to conduct business with lifestyles that conflict with their values..  The was a far-right version that conflated our for-profit roles in commerce with projecting our religious beliefs on our customers and clients.  If sinners are banned from commerce, then...
  • Disney To Boycott Georgia If Gov. Signs Anti-Gay Discrimination Bill

    03/23/2016 9:58:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | March 23, 2016 | Dominic Patten
    Disney has made big movies like the upcoming Captain America: Civil War in Georgia, and with the state’s lucrative tax incentives likely has planned to make more – but maybe not now. “Disney and Marvel are inclusive companies, and although we have had great experiences filming in Georgia, we will plan to take our business elsewhere should any legislation allowing discriminatory practices be signed into state law,” said a Disney spokesman today over a bill that the Georgia legislature has passed that would permit faith-based groups and organizations to discriminate based on sexuality.
  • Planned Parenthood Wants to Force These Catholic Nuns to Pay for Abortion-Causing Drugs

    03/23/2016 8:31:07 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 23, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    The Planned Parenthood abortion business is supporting the Obama administration’s push today to force a group of Catholic nuns to pay for abortion-causing drugs in their employee health care plans. In the next major battle in the pro-life fight against the HHS mandate, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for Little Sisters of the Poor’s challenge to the Obama HHS mandate. The nation’s highest court will hear debate from attorneys representing the Catholic religious order and the Obama administration on Wednesday. The Little Sisters of the Poor are asking the nation’s highest court to ensure they do not have...
  • Aaron Carter ‘Bullied’ Out of Voting for Donald Trump After Death Threats

    03/22/2016 4:12:36 PM PDT · by drewh · 23 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 21 Mar 2016 | Kipp Jones
    Pop singer Aaron Carter walked back his endorsement of GOP frontrunner Donald Trump over the weekend — claiming to have received death threats over his public support — and pledged to not vote in the upcoming election. In February, Carter endorsed Trump by asking his 500 thousand followers, “Does America want to have a president who FOLLOWS or someone who leads? I vote For @realdonaldtrump.” The 28-year-old was inundated with personal attacks and described as “racist,” “xenophobic,” and “sexist” by scores of Twitter users. After one user asked others to contact the singer’s management team to request he be dropped...
  • Silencing Trump: Bill Ayers and the Fire from Below Uncensored

    03/20/2016 12:26:49 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mar 17, 2016 | Rebel Pundit
    Last Friday, March 11, the institutional left held GOP Presidential Candidate Donald Trump's campaign rally hostage in Chicago, Illinois. Rebel Pundit's Jeremy Segal and Andrew Marcus, director of the motion picture Hating Breitbart, documented the "protest" on film, including an interview with Bill Ayers, a founder of the Weather Undergound, who discusses the motivation behind the premeditated and well funded demonstrations.
  • Religious liberty’ bill jeopardizes Atlanta Super Bowl bid

    03/18/2016 1:21:31 PM PDT · by Dacula · 49 replies
    AJC ^ | 3-18-16 | Jeff Schultz
    If Georgia chooses to turn the “religious liberty” bill into law, be prepared: Atlanta may not get a Super Bowl. That was the suggestion from the NFL on Friday when the league released a statement in response to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s question about whether the league had any position on Georgia House Bill 757. The statement from league spokesman Brian McCarthy reads, “NFL policies emphasize tolerance and inclusiveness, and prohibit discrimination based on age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other improper standard. Whether the laws and regulations of a state and local community are consistent with these policies...
  • Liberal Fascism in Chicago Last Friday

    03/16/2016 9:37:23 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 16 Mar, 2016 | Richard Winchester
    On Friday, March 11, an event occurred in Chicago that reminded me of violent clashes between Nazis and Communists during the waning years of the Weimar Republic in Germany. GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump canceled a scheduled speech at an event to be held in the Windy City, where a sizable crowd of left-wing students and Black Lives Matter activists clashed with Trump’s supporters. Telecasts showed that in addition to screams of “Hitler!” and other face-to-face confrontations, punches were thrown and a few landed. Although Chicago police did their best to prevent bloodshed, the anti-Trumpeteers succeeded in preventing people from...
  • Bernie Sanders promises to “take trucks off the road” if elected

    03/13/2016 7:52:52 AM PDT · by SJackson · 98 replies
    Live Trucking ^ | 3-11-16
    During a recent campaign event, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders shed some light on his plans for the trucking industry. In the short clip, which can seen above, Sanders promised to “do great things” if elected president, including “creating a state of the art rail system which takes trucks off the road.” The crowd at the event responded with thunderous applause. Several drivers immediately contacted us, expressing concern over the statements. “This guy has to be stopped” said one reader. What do you think? Is it political rhetoric used to excite uninformed followers, or will the trucking industry be significantly downsized...
  • How Political Correctness Limits the Free Exchange of Ideas on Campus (THE SAAD TRUTH_129)

    Published on Feb 2, 2016 I cover the language police, the rejection of intellectual diversity, identity politics, micro-aggressions, trigger warnings, safe spaces, cultural appropriation, among other topics. This is a recording of an invited lecture organized by the Institute for Liberal Studies and hosted at the University of Ottawa. Credits: Shot and edited by Colin Snelson (www.youtube.com/csptech) AC: Kevin Saunders Notes: 1) Typos and other possible errors in the transcription of questions and comments in the Q&A portion of the clip do not originate from me! 2) The original Q&A period contained a greater number of questions and audience statements...
  • Colleges Are Cultivating America's First Truly Authoritarian Generation

    02/13/2016 4:48:22 PM PST · by Benny Huang · 21 replies
    Wounded American Warrior ^ | February 13, 2016 | Benny Huang
    "It's illegal to offend people," said the UT-Austin police officer to a Christian evangelist. The officer then proceeded to write the evangelist a citation. Yes, that actually happened in America. Thankfully, the citation was later voided and the officer received re-training. The event occurred just off campus where two evangelists were preaching against homosexuality. According to the police officer, a student complained that he was being "verbally harassed" which in fact he was not. The whiney student, if he exists at all, was simply being exposed to words and ideas that offended him. The accusation of "verbal harassment" is the...
  • Free speech in a Democracy (Noam Chomsky, 1985)

    02/11/2016 5:55:05 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 16 replies
    Chomsky.info ^ | September 1985 | Noam Chomsky
    ...The relevant facts are as follows. Faurisson was a professor of French literature at the University of Lyon. After he published some items in which he denied the existence of gas chambers, he was suspended from teaching on the grounds that the university could not protect him from violence. He was then brought to trial for "falsification of history," and condemned -- the first time in the West, to my knowledge, that the courts have affirmed the familiar Stalinist-fascist doctrine that the State has the right to determine historical truth and to punish deviation from it. I was one of...
  • Free speech is so last century. Today’s students want the ‘right to be comfortable’ (2014)

    01/09/2016 1:32:04 PM PST · by Lorianne · 29 replies
    Spectator ^ | 11 November 2014 | Brendan O'Neill
    I was supposed to take part in a debate about abortion at Christ Church, Oxford. I was invited by the Oxford Students for Life to put the pro-choice argument against the journalist Timothy Stanley, who is pro-life. But apparently it is forbidden for men to talk about abortion. A mob of furious feministic Oxford students, all robotically uttering the same stuff about feeling offended, set up a Facebook page littered with expletives and demands for the debate to be called off. They said it was outrageous that two human beings ‘who do not have uteruses’ should get to hold forth...
  • Pro-Life California Pregnancy Centers Must Provide Abortion Information or Face Fines

    01/05/2016 5:19:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 4, 2016 | 7:32 PM EST | Lauretta Brown
    Pro-life pregnancy centers in California must choose between providing abortion information or paying fines. They face that dilemma after California judges denied multiple requests for preliminary injunctions against a law that went into effect January 1, mandating that all licensed pregnancy centers "disseminate to clients" a message promoting public programs with "free or low-cost access" to abortion and contraceptive services. Pregnancy centers that fail to disseminate this message "are liable for a civil penalty of five hundred dollars ($500) for a first offense and one thousand dollars ($1,000) for each subsequent offense." ...
  • The Left's Authoritarian Impulse Gets Exposed

    01/05/2016 4:52:58 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/4/2016 | John Merline
    It would be hard to measure how many times conservatives have been described as authoritarian. They want to control our lives! Impose their religious beliefs! Etc. Liberal writer Joe Conason, for example, wrote a book titled "It Can Happen Here," about the alleged authoritarian trend under President Bush.
  • Jewish Gay Conversion Group Shuts Down Amid Court Order Forcing Closure

    01/04/2016 12:09:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/04/2016 | Michael Gryboski
    A Jewish group offering therapy for same-sex attraction will be ceasing operations in January as a result of a lawsuit filed against it in New Jersey. Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing, also called JONAH International, sent an email to supporters on New Year's Eve announcing the closure. "The N.J. court delivered its final judgement on Dec. 18, 2015. Under the order, JONAH must permanently cease operations, including providing referrals and operating its website and listserv,"read the email. "That means that our site, www.jonahweb.org, will no longer be available online after mid- January 2016, and neither of us will be...
  • Oregon Seizes Bank Accounts of Christian Baker Who Refused Gay Wed Cake

    12/30/2015 3:41:44 AM PST · by servo1969 · 94 replies
    Truthrevolt.org ^ | 12-29-2015 | Trey Sanchez
    Melissa Klein, the owner of the bakery that refused to bake a cake for a homosexual wedding ceremony, has revealed that the state of Oregon seized all of her bank accounts weeks before she planned to pay the settlement from the suit brought against her by the couple. According to Fox News, Klein and her husband were hit with a penalty of over $135,000 in July payable to the lesbian couple who cited "emotional suffering" for the mom-and-pop bakers holding to their Christian beliefs. The state, ignoring the couple's religious liberty, agreed and said the small business, Sweet Cakes by...
  • Hundreds of colleges missing from Obama’s College Scorecard? [Conservative Colleges Missing]

    12/22/2015 7:43:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/15/2015 | By Susan Svrluga
    Many welcomed the launch of a new Web site by the U.S. Department of Education last month, designed to simplify higher education decisions by offering information. By combining multiple sources of federal data, the scorecard lets families compare colleges based on a range of variables, such as student debt levels, graduation rates and average alumni salaries. (It does not rate colleges, as the president had initially proposed.) But some critics argue that, while thousands of colleges are included, the site leaves out many schools which might be good options for students. How do you "misplace" more than 700 colleges? By...
  • Politically Correct Universities 'Are Killing Free Speech'

    12/19/2015 12:47:56 PM PST · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | December 18, 2015 | Javier Espinoza, and Gordon Rayner
    Politically Correct Universities 'Are Killing Free Speech' British universities have become too politically correct and are stifling free speech by banning anything that causes the least offence to anyone, academics argue Javier Espinoza, and Gordon Rayner 18 Dec British universities have become too politically correct and are stifling free speech by banning anything that causes the least offence to anyone, a group of leading academics warns on Saturday. A whole generation of students is being denied the “intellectual challenge of debating conflicting views” because self-censorship is turning campuses into over-sanitised “safe spaces”, they say. Their intervention comes as an Oxford...
  • And so the hate speech begins: Let Paris be the end of the right’s violent language (BARF ALERT)

    11/13/2015 6:23:15 PM PST · by markomalley · 72 replies
    Salon ^ | 11/13/15 | Chauncey DeVega
    In a still developing situation, the city of Paris, France, is under attack by terrorists armed with guns and explosives. Many dozens of people have been killed. A still undetermined number of people have been wounded. The terrorists took dozens of hostages in a concert hall. French police and military forces have been deployed. There is mayhem and blood in the streets of Paris.President Obama has correctly described this day’s horrific events as “an attack on all of humanity and the universal values we share.”Terrorism is politically motivated violence against a vulnerable population that is designed to intimidate, sow fear,...
  • Amherst Activists Demand Re-Education For Students Who Celebrated Free Speech

    11/13/2015 5:12:22 PM PST · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/13/15 | Blake Neff
    A group of protesters at Amherst College in Massachusetts has released a set of demands that include punishing students who produced a poster celebrating free speech by subjecting them to re-education for the sake of “racial and cultural competency.”In response to ongoing protests at the University of Missouri, which saw an attack on journalists Monday trying to cover the event, some students at Amherst this week put up small posters on campus. The posters read “In memoriam of the true victim of the Missouri protests: Free Speech (1776-2015),” and included a short “eulogy” which reads as follows:Who is constrained by the invisible...
  • Blazing Saddles Movie

    11/12/2015 6:20:34 PM PST · by nevergore · 188 replies
    self ^ | 11/10/2015 | nevergore
    Could this movie be made today? Mel Brooks doesn't think so..... Could the kids at our universities watch it without turning into quivering masses of protoplasam?
  • Alan Dershowitz Goes Off on PC College Culture: ‘the Fog of Fascism Is Descending’

    11/12/2015 6:45:43 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 57 replies
    Fox News via Mediaite ^ | November 12th, 2015 | Fox News via J.D. Durkin
    On the opening segment of Thursday night’s Kelly File with host Megyn Kelly, author and professor Alan Dershowitz took to task the political correctness culture that has pervaded American college campuses.On the heels of continuing developments from the University of Missouri — where the student Vice President today argued that the First Amendment incites a “hostile and unsafe learning environment” — Dershowitz admitted, “we’re seeing a curtain of McCarthyism descend on many college campuses.”“It was the students at universities that first started burning books… they don’t want to hear diverse views on college campuses,” Dershowitz admitted.WATCH VIDEO Dershowitz dug in, noting...
  • Missouri Student VP: I'm Tired Of Hearing People Use First Amendment Rights

    11/10/2015 11:20:08 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 73 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 10, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    Brenda Smith-Lezama, vice president of the Missouri Students Association, appeared on MSNBC Tuesday afternoon to express her disdain at people using their First Amendment rights to create a "hostile" and "unsafe" learning environment. Smith-Lezama advocated for a safe space for "healing" rather than "experiencing a lot of hate." Video...