Apr 23 2014

Judge rules SSM opponents have no rights

Angela McCaskill, former Gallaudet University diversity officer

Angela McCaskill, former Gallaudet University diversity officer

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Gallaudet University by the school’s diversity officer, who the college demoted after she signed an anti-gay marriage petition.

The dismissal effectively confirms the worries of gay marriage opponents, who say that releasing the names on ballot petitions leaves signatories vulnerable to retaliation.

Some states have provisions that prohibit discrimination against ballot signatories, but the District of Columbia — home to Gallaudet University — provides protection only for D.C. ballot measures.

The acclaimed school for the deaf suspended and then demoted Angela McCaskill after a lesbian professor discovered her name on the petition to put “Proposition 6” — which would have overturned Maryland’s legalization of gay marriage — on the November 2012 Maryland ballot.

Read the full article at The Daily Caller.


Apr 22 2014

Obnoxious Dweebs With Apparently Nothing Better To Do Sue NJ School District Over ‘Under God’ in Pledge of Allegiance

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A national humanist group is suing a New Jersey school district on behalf of a family that believes the phrase “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance is discriminatory toward atheist children.

The lawsuit against the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District was filed in state court last month and announced Monday by the American Humanist Association, a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy organization.

The group says the phrase, added in 1954, “marginalizes atheist and humanist kids as something less than ideal patriots.” The anonymous plaintiffs say those two words violate the state constitution’s right to equal protection.

David Niose, an attorney for the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center, said public schools should not permit an exercise that “teaches students that patriotism is tied to a belief in God.”

“Such a daily exercise portrays atheist and humanist children as second-class citizens, and certainly contributes to anti-atheist prejudices,” Niose said in a statement.

Read the full story at FoxNews.com.

Of course, that the religion of Evolution is taught in those same schools, they are just fine with.

 

 


Apr 17 2014

“Duck Dynasty” Contest Cancelled Due to One, Single Complaint

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A&E’s Duck Dynasty remains a ratings powerhouse, and co-star Willie Robertson’s film God’s Not Dead is one of 2014′s biggest sleeper hits.

That wasn’t enough to prevent a Michigan utility company from scrapping a Duck Dynasty look-a-like contest after a single complaint, according to Fox News.

The decision was made in light of controversial remarks by a Duck Dynasty cast member against the LGBT community,” the public utility said in a statement. “The BWL is committed to diversity and respect community differences, and we regret if the contest offended anyone.

The utility announced the contest on Monday. One local citizen complained about it later that day, connecting the event to star Phil Robertson’s comments about homosexuality in GQ magazine.

Read the full story at Breitbart.com.

 


Apr 17 2014

Free Speech Zone…

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Apr 12 2014

University Student Union Votes to Ban Pro-Life Rallies

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Cardiff University Students’ Union has attempted to ban pro-life demonstrations on campus despite opposition from the University’s Islamic, Catholic and Pro-Life societies, and some pro-abortion students.

The Union’s senate last week debated the motion to “prevent affiliated societies and groups from taking part in anti-choice protests or rallies”.

The presidents of the Catholic, Islamic and Pro-Life societies attended the debate which lasted three-and-a-half hours, trying unsuccessfully to urge the senate to vote against the motion.

An initial, unofficial vote was held, indicating that the motion had majority support, after which the senate held a secret ballot to reach a final decision.

The official vote failed, however, after it emerged that the senate did not have the required number of members in attendance. The vote was thus rendered invalid, meaning that the senate will now have to debate the motion over again on a different date.

Pro-life students said they received just three days notice about the vote.

Read the full story at Brietbart.com.


Apr 11 2014

No, this is not satire: DNC actually accuses MSNBC of bias toward Conservatives.

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The Democratic National Committee is formally complaining that MSNBC, the liberal cable network, is not being fair to them.

A top official at the committee is steamed that the network isn’t stopping Joe Scarborough, the former Republican congressman who hosts “Morning Joe,” from giving a speech at an upcoming GOP event in New Hampshire. Recently, Ed Schultz, a liberal host on the channel, they point out, was prevented from attending a Democratic fundraiser in Florida because of network rules preventing hosts from raising money for candidates or parties.

“Now, I don’t begrudge Joe participating in this event,” DNC communications director Mo Elleithee said in a letter, which was published by The Huffington Post on Thursday. “But for the life of me, I couldn’t figure out why he would be allowed to speak to a Republican event, but other MSNBC personalities were not allowed to speak at a Democratic events. Seems like a pretty big double standard.”

The complaints come as sources tell The Daily Caller that Scarborough is seriously considering the prospect of leaving morning television to run for president in 2016.

Read the full story at The Daily Caller.


Apr 9 2014

Liberal, Feminist’s excuse for assaulting a child: Pro-Lifers are “Domestic Terrorists”

16-year-old Thrin Short, victim of assault by Feminist professor.

16-year-old Thrin Short, victim of assault by Feminist professor.

Students at the University of California at Santa Barbara are circulating the petitions, one in support of feminism Prof. Mireille Miller-Young, and another backing Thrin Short, the 16-year-old pro-lifer whose March 4 demonstration was allegedly broken up by Miller-Young. The one backing the professor, who has been charged with battery and vandalism, has more than 2,000 signatures, while the one in support of Short has 150, according to The College Fix.

“The last thing we need are these people invading our community,” UCSB sophomore Katherine Wehler, a theater and feminist studies major, told the site.

She said pro-lifers with graphic images of aborted fetuses such as Short and her sister carried are like “domestic terrorists.”

However, another petition making its way around the student body calls for Miller-Young’s termination.

“They talk about prioritizing the safety of our campus involving activists, yet it’s our professor that attacks somebody,” UCSB student Katie Devlin told The College Fix. “I think it’s just the contrast that she is a feminist professor and stands for protecting women, yet she attacks a young girl.”

Read the full story at FoxNews.com.


Apr 7 2014

Ah, yes, another way to dismiss the truth…

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Apr 7 2014

College accused of censorship fights back… by censoring FB page

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A Connecticut community college accused of abridging a student’s free speech and due process rights addressed criticisms of its actions by shutting down its Facebook page.

Administrators at Asnuntuck Community College also insisted that the details of its treatment of student and veteran Nicholas Saucier have been misreported by First Amendment activists.

Saucier was suspended by the college after he approached and questioned Gov. Dannel Malloy, a Democrat, about his stance on gun control during the governor’s visit to campus. Saucier runs an ammunition manufacturing company, and Malloy’s policies threatened his business.

The student’s line of questioning violated the ACC student code of conduct because it wasn’t cordial enough. Administrators also said the student’s decision to film the encounter was offensive, and the act of removing his recording device from his pocket was threatening.

Read the full article at The Daily Caller.


Mar 29 2014

Reporter detained by Capitol Police for daring to ask EPA Admin a question

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EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy

A reporter has been detained by Capitol Hill police for trying to ask a question of Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy.

Bloomberg BNA energy reporter Ari Natter was detained while covering the American Council On Renewable Energy conference, where McCarthy spoke. Also speaking at the conference was Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a staunch supporter of green energy who regularly takes the Senate floor to sound the alarm on global warming.

Natter was detained while covering the American Council On Renewable Energy conference, where McCarthy spoke. Also speaking at the conference was Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a staunch supporter of green energy who regularly takes the Senate floor to sound the alarm on global warming.

.@alexcguillen: Not the first time I have been threatened with arrest for doing my job as a reporter. Probably not the last either.

— Ari Natter (@AriNatter) March 28, 2014

Read the full article at The Daily Caller.

 


Mar 28 2014

Religion and Politics…

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Mar 26 2014

Angie Harmon…

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Mar 21 2014

Mike Adams Beats the Snot Out of Liberal Employer…well, figuratively.

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First Amendment enthusiasts are thrilled that Mike Adams, a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, won his lawsuit against administrators who denied him a promotion because of his conservative, Christian views.

Adams joined the university in 1993. He was an atheist at the time. By the year 2000, he had converted to Christianity and become an outspoken political conservative. He eventually wrote columns for Townhall.com.

In 2006, he was denied a promotion. Administrators were retaliating against him for his conservative views, he claimed.

The jury agreed.

Adams’s lawyers said the victory is an important one for free speech on public university campuses.

“This is an incredibly important victory for the First Amendment,” said Travis Barham, an attorney with the Alliance Defending Freedom, in a statement to Campus Reform. “To be able to speak freely without retaliation is a principle that should be a reality on campus and the jurors reassured that.”

Read the full article at The Daily Caller. Read Mike’s column at TownHall.com (Trust me, you’ll be glad you did. he’s an excellent writer and can be seriously funny)


Mar 17 2014

Liberals’ rules for debate…

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Mar 1 2014

Blue State Blues: The Gay Intolerance Act of 2014

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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.