A local official in Virginia has subpoenaed the Montgomery, Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and the SPLC Task Force on Hate in the Public Sphere for the criteria it uses to designate other organizations as “hate groups.”
“The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) charged that Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio heads a gay-bashing ‘hate group’ called ‘Public Advocate’ and the charge is indisputable; Mr. Delgaudio has merged his function as an elected official of this County with his advocacy for this ‘hate group,’ Public Advocate.” the complaint, which was filed on January 27 by Leesburg, Va. attorney Charles King, stated.
“I’m asking for the file on Supervisor Delgaudio and Public Advocate because they’ve done this to a number of other conservative organizations,” King told CNSNews.com. “He doesn’t do anything other than advocate that people write or call their congressmen, using skits, petition drives, rallies and protests. This is all First Amendment stuff.”
Noting that nearly every news article mentioning Public Advocate refers to it as a “hate group,” King added: “My question is: What does that mean?
“This is not some guy in camo advocating the overthrow of the government in a compound in Iowa. He has views on traditional values and marriage. I want to know why that is hate. I want to know what the criteria is. What does it mean to be a hate group?”
Read the full article at CNSNews.com.
The event was held Tuesday, March 4th. Organizers insisted that participants would be split into two groups: white students and non-white students. The white group would discuss white privilege while the non-white group discussed being victims of discrimination.
That event was promoted through Facebook, where some students quickly became enraged that a discussion about racism would be organized around racial segregation.
“What about mixed-race individuals?” asked one person on the event’s Facebook page. “Do Black, Asian, Latina/o people all face the same kind of discrimination on campus based on their skin colour? What if you’re a person of colour, but it doesn’t show on your skin – are you still a person of colour? What about sex and gender? What if you identify as a person of colour but your skin looks white? What about disability and race, and how they intersect – will there be a room for that?”
The organizers maintained that it was ludicrous to accuse the event of promoting reverse racism, because reverse racism is impossible.
“It is first important to note that reverse racism is a myth,” wrote the organizers in a statement.
Read the full article at The Daily Caller.
Some colleges are giant, sucking vacuums of intelligence.
Radical leftist activists crashed a pro-life demonstration at the University of Georgia and erected a wall of censorship around an anti-abortion display in order to shield the campus from the reality of abortion.
Justice for All, a pro-life group, erected an anti-abortion display at the University of Georgia on Monday. The public display contained graphic images of aborted fetuses.
To prevent members of the campus community from actually seeing the images, students from two pro-choice groups — the Women’s Studies Student Organization and Sexual Health Advocacy Group — stood around the display holding up sheets. The sheets walled off the display and kept the images out of the gazes of people walking by, according to Blake Seitz, a UGA student and contributor to The College Fix.
Danielle Duncan, one of the pro-choice activists, said the pro-life display constituted “hate speech,” because it could trigger negative emotions to people who saw it.
Read the full story at The Daily Caller.
Silencing the words and ideas of those you disagree with is always a sign that your words and ideas would likely not stand on their own.
When Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins presented the parents of Matthew Shepard with a jersey after his team’s victory over the Denver Nuggets last week, the kind gesture, like the cruel crime endured by Shepard more than fifteen years ago, took on a symbolic importance apart from the substance of the actual event.
“After last night’s 112-89 victory over the Nuggets in Denver,” the sports site Deadspin reported, “Jason Collins met briefly with the family of Matthew Shepard, the 21-year-old from Casper, Wyo., who was tortured and murdered for being gay in 1998.” The Associated Press similarly reported in newspapers across America: “After his cameo in Brooklyn’s recovery from a 44-point loss against the Trail Blazers 24 hours earlier, Collins, the first openly gay athlete in America’s four major sports, met with the parents of the slain Wyoming college student who was tortured and murdered in 1998 because he was gay.”
But Matthew Shepard wasn’t “tortured and murdered for being gay.” It doesn’t make his murder any more rational or less horrific to acknowledge that the atrocity wasn’t an “antigay hate crime.” But why let the facts get in the way of so useful a story?
“Matthew was part of an interstate meth-trafficking circle,” Stephen Jimenez writes in The Book of Matthew, “and that the buying and selling of crystal meth was only one of the activities he and Aaron [McKinney] shared.” The openly-gay author there alludes to the fact that apart from being drug buddies and rival drug dealers, Shepard and his murderer were sexual partners. This fact, as inconvenient to the closet-case male prostitute McKinney as it is to activists mythologizing a murder, makes the well-worn yarn about an “antigay hate-crime” so easy to unravel.
Not only did Matthew Shepard and Aaron McKinney know one another, contrary to the media narrative that they first met on Shepard’s last night, they knew each other in the most physically intimate manner possible. The pair also shared an addiction to, and the racket of trafficking, methamphetamine. The degree of involvement in the meth trade by Shepard—whose autopsy found meth ingredient phenylpropanolamine among other narcotics in the his system—remains a point of contention between Jimenez and his many critics. Based on interviews with dozens of investigators and associates, Jimenez theorizes that McKinney killed Shepard with the intent of stealing a massive shipment of meth to feed his addictions, pay of his debts, and rid himself of competition.
Read the full article at Breitbart.com.
Antonio Darden, who is a hair stylist as well as gay, told a local news station that he cut the governor’s hair three times, but won’t do it again as long as she continues to oppose gay marriage.
“The governor’s aides called not too long ago, wanting another appointment to come in,” he told KOB-TV. “Because of her stances and her views on this, I told her aides no. They called the next day, asking if I’d changed my mind about taking the governor in and I said no.”
New Mexico Gov. Suzanna Martinez has said she believes marriage should be between a man and woman.
“It’s just equality, dignity for everyone,” Darden said. “Everybody should be allowed the right to be together.”
Read the full story at the New York Daily News.
No word if Gov. Martinez will file a discrimination suit against Darden to force him to cut her hair. Probably not because, seriously, that would be such a gay thing to do, wouldn’t it.
Fifty-five point five percent of the 1,559 registered voters named ‘Adolf’ are Democrats, compared to 48.5 percent who are Republicans, according to a website designed by Clarity Campaign Labs that tests the partisan affiliation of baby names.
“Fidel” clocked in at 72.8 percent Democrat, “Benito” at 72 percent, “Slobodan” at 61 percent, “Genghis” at 73 percent, “Vladimir” at 59.7 percent, “Idi” at 82 percent, and “Saddam” at 81.2 percent.
53.3 percent of registered voters named “John” are Republicans.
Read the full article at The Daily Caller.
In Arizona this week, the governor vetoed a bill that would have given legal protection to religious people who declined to participate, through their business dealings, in gay weddings. Actually, the bill was broader than that, so opponents seized the chance to cast it as “anti-gay,” or “Jim Queer.” Once the media agreed, the bill’s fate was sealed, ensuring that abusive lawsuits against religious people and institutions will continue to be filed.
What the entire episode demonstrated is that gay intolerance enjoys a certain degree of legal and political protection. Again, this is not unusual: it is the kind of deference our society often shows towards minority groups. Filmmaker Spike Lee’s rant this week against the white people gentrifying Harlem (hello, Bill Clinton) would have been unthinkable had the races been reversed.
American politics as a whole suffers from this “plantation” politics, not only because it fosters intolerance but also because it means we can never have real debates about the issues that are most important to us. It is far easier to sue a bakery out of existence than to talk to its Christian owners about why gay marriages should be embraced. We abdicate our moral duties as citizens and neighbors in favor of the coercive power of the state.
Because we permit minorities to be intolerant, we weaken freedom for everyone. The irony is that the more that minority groups assimilate, the more intolerance by minorities grows, acting out our insecurities about who we really are. So gay intolerance of Christians only spikes once gays want to be married, too. Fear of evangelicals is more common among Reform than Orthodox Jews. And Spike Lee explodes as Harlem becomes less isolated.
Read the full article at Breitbart.com.