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  • LGBTQ groups: Student vets 'jeopardize' well-being of students

    03/25/2019 7:58:58 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 31 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 3/25/2019 | Adam Sabes
    The Pride Center and LGBTQ+ Multicultural Support Network at Oregon State University posted that they do not want a student veteran group to occupy a student lounge. A letter co-penned by both groups stated that “the communities that our organizations serve are vulnerable to the ideological and practical consequences" of letting the student veteran group in the center. The Pride Center has since deleted the post.
  • Trump signs executive order to promote free speech on college campuses

    03/21/2019 1:23:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | March 21, 2019 | Adam Shaw
    President Trump on Thursday signed an executive order to promote free speech on college campuses by threatening colleges with the loss of federal research funding if they do not protect those rights. "We’re here to take historic action to defend American students and American values," Trump said, surrounded by conservative student activists at the signing ceremony. "They’ve been under siege." "Under the guise of speech codes, safe spaces and trigger warnings, these universities have tried to restrict free thought, impose total conformity and shut down the voices of great young Americans like those here today," he said. A senior administration...
  • Jeff Landry: All Options Are on the Table to Break Big Tech Monopolies

    03/20/2019 6:04:07 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 19, 2019 | Robert Kraychik
    Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry told Breitbart News that attorneys general across America — both Democrat and Republican — are considering “all actions,” including the use of existing antitrust law, to curb the growing power held by technology firms such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter. Landry offered his remarks in a Tuesday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow. “We have seen a tremendous amount of consolidation in regard to social platforms and the tech industry over the last decade, and the result of that has become a handful of companies that have amassed a tremendous amount...
  • Robert Spencer: So Long, Everybody; If I'm shut out of all platforms in next few days, you know why.

    03/18/2019 11:42:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 03/18/2019 | Robert Spencer
    My friends, it could be time for me to be saying goodbye. Leftist and Islamic groups have been trying for years to silence all criticism of jihad terror and Sharia oppression of women and others, and in the New Zealand massacre they see the best chance in a long time to move in for the kill. I (along with other foes of jihad terror) could be banned from everything and rendered a non-person, a la Alex Jones, any day now. This is no exaggeration. Meeting in Istanbul, the International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS) has called on non-Muslim countries...
  • Church political signs don't violate law

    03/18/2019 7:11:51 AM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 7 replies
    The Citizens Voice (Wilkes-Barre PA), p. A1 ^ | March 17, 2019 | Bill Wellock
    After seeing messages such as “Abortion is Murder, Upheld by Goulish Lawmakers,” “We Honor the Flag of the God Blessed Nation, Shame on the NFL” and others, a reader wrote to The Citizens’ Voice’s “Ask the Voice” series about whether a church can display political messages. The reader also asked how to report a violation, if in fact there was one...
  • Fox News’ ‘Judge Jeanine’ Won’t Air This Saturday

    03/16/2019 4:43:48 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 144 replies
    Variety ^ | March 16, 2019 | Brian Steinberg
    “Judge Jeanine” isn’t holding court Saturday night. Fox News Channel replaced tonight’s broadcast of Jeanine Pirro’s weekly program with a repeat episode of its documentary series “Scandalous,” just days after the 21st Century Fox-owned cable-news network said it condemned remarks the outspoken host made about Minnesota Democrat Ihan Omar. The change in Fox News’s schedule was evident in an on-screen cable guide. But a Pirro broadcast had been placed in newspaper TV listings for this evening.
  • Rep. Cicilline: We Can’t Allow ‘Religious Freedom’ to Be Used to Discriminate Against LGBT

    03/16/2019 3:02:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 15, 2019 | 3:08 PM EDT | Dimitri Simes and Alex Madajian
    On March 13, House and Senate Democrats introduced H.R. 5, the Equality Act, a proposal to expand protections in the 1964 Civil Rights Act to people based on their sex, sexual preference or gender identity. The sponsor of the bill, Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), who is openly gay, said conservatives would "use fear” to stop the legislation and asserted, “we cannot allow claims of religious freedom to be used to discriminate against an LGBT individual.” At a Capitol Hill press conference alongside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Cicilline said, “We know that in...
  • Appeals Court Rules That Ohio's Law Defunding Planned Parenthood Is Constitutional

    03/12/2019 11:23:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2019 | Lauretta Brown
    A federal appeals court upheld the constitutionality of Ohio’s decision to defund Planned Parenthood Tuesday. The 2016 law bars state funding to any healthcare organization that performs or promotes abortions. Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider, had sued over the law claiming that it violated their First and Fourteenth Amendment rights. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 11-6 Tuesday to overturn a previous decision by a three-judge panel in the same appeals court that said the law was unconstitutional. During his time as the state’s attorney general last year, now-Gov. Mike DeWine (R) requested that the case...
  • Ocasio-Cortez slams Jerry Falwell Jr. in debate over CPAC comments

    03/05/2019 6:25:05 PM PST · by blueplum · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05 Mar 2019 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. and Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. got into a sparring match on Twitter on Tuesday over a comment he made about the congresswoman at CPAC last weekend. The heated exchange first erupted after the freshman lawmaker tweeted a video of Falwell speaking about concealed carry permits...(snip) But Falwell fired back at the congresswoman, labeling her “dumb” and “a liar.” “She claims this was @CPAC last week when it was actually in 2015 the day after the deadly CA attacks by radical Muslims (‘those’ Muslims I referenced) She also deleted the last part of my quote...
  • James Lankford: Defending Religious Freedom Means Living Your Faith

    03/01/2019 7:08:55 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 28, 2019 | Fred Lucas
    Not living one’s faith can become a threat to religious liberty, Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., said while speaking on a panel Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference. “One of the greatest challenges we have to religious liberty in this modern day is people that actually claim a faith and don’t live a faith,” Lankford said. “Having a culture that is a vibrant culture of faith for people that not only have a faith, but they choose to live it, matters in our culture.” “There are a whole group of people that say you can have a faith—just leave it...
  • Can Nick Sandmann Save the First Amendment?

    02/23/2019 10:24:10 AM PST · by Twotone · 18 replies
    American Spectator ^ | February 21, 2019 | David Catron
    Nick Sandmann is back in the news, literally with a vengeance. If there is anyone in the galaxy who doesn’t recognize the name, this is the high school teen viciously maligned by the media after a leftwing activist with a film crew attempted to provoke a confrontation with him as he waited for a bus near the Lincoln Memorial. Having committed the crimes of wearing a red MAGA cap and smiling, Sandmann was vilified by the media as a smug beneficiary of “white privilege” who had bullied a Native American veteran. This turned out to be a lie, of course....
  • Remember These Names: 12 Democratic Senators Pushing Anti-Christian Bigotry

    02/22/2019 2:41:08 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | FEBRUARY 18, 2019 | TYLER O'NEIL
    In the past two years, Democrat-aligned senators have launched inquisitions into the religious beliefs of President Donald Trump's nominees for judicial and administration positions. This week, the Family Research Council (FRC) released a report naming twelve offenders and documenting the nine times when senators applied an unconstitutional religious test for public office. Three of these senators are likely candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. "The senators asking these questions are more interested in painting the nominees as partial because of their religious convictions, rather than actually pursuing the truth," Alexandra McPhee, Esq., FRC's director of religious freedom advocacy and...
  • JOURNALIST GROUPS ALARMED BY JUSTICE THOMAS’S CALL TO RECONSIDER FREE PRESS RULING

    02/22/2019 12:29:33 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/21/2019 | Kevin Daley
    Professional journalism groups reacted with alarm after Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas released an opinion Tuesday urging the high court to reconsider a landmark freedom of the press decision called New York Times v. Sullivan. The Sullivan ruling generally shields reporters and news platforms from libel or defamation lawsuits provided they were acting in good faith. Though journalists believe that protection is essential, Justice Thomas said the high court was wrong to usurp the role of states in regulating libel. “[Sullivan] and the Court’s decisions extending it were policy-driven decisions masquerading as constitutional law,” Thomas’s opinion reads. “We should not...
  • Landlords Claim Twin Cities’ Voter Law Violates Their Free Speech

    02/16/2019 11:46:09 AM PST · by MNDude · 23 replies
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (CN) — Under the threat of criminal prosecution, landlords say they are forced to be the carriers of the government’s “ideological” message in violation of their protected free speech. A group of landlords say they will be criminally prosecuted if they do not comply with city policies by providing information to their tenants on where and how to register to vote. Minnesota Voters Alliance sued the cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis in federal court on Wednesday. They claimed city codes requiring them to provide voter registration information to their tenants violate their First Amendment right to...
  • EXCLUSIVE: College Bars Young Americans for Freedom Chapter From Displaying a Pro-2A Flag

    02/15/2019 11:35:01 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 15, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    Students at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California are having their First Amendment rights trampled on by school administrators. Students from OCC's Young Americans for Freedom chapter on Wednesday were tabling during a student recruitment fair. The goal was simple: to attract new members to the conservative student organization. Part of the students' booth display included a pro-Second Amendment flag that said "Don't Tread On Me" and "2nd Amendment Since 1789." But because two silhouettes of rifles appeared on the flag, administrators approached the students during the recruitment fair and demanded it be taken down. According to the...
  • A Cockwomble Reaches for The Hockey Stick

    02/14/2019 12:16:35 PM PST · by Twotone · 2 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | February 14, 2019 | Mark Steyn
    There was some modest activity yesterday in the Mann vs Steyn climate-change hockey-stick case, which will shortly be entering its eighth year. As that ludicrous fact testifies, it has been procedurally bollocksed by the District of Columbia courts, which is why it will almost certainly be headed to the Supreme Court. When it gets there, it will be the most consequential free-speech case since New York Times vs Sullivan fifty-five years ago. Lest you doubt that, consider yesterday's request by the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press and various other parties to file an amicus brief on the...
  • Christian group can bar gay student from leadership role, judge rules

    02/07/2019 1:15:17 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | February 7, 2019 | by AP
    IOWA CITY, Iowa - A federal judge has ruled that the University of Iowa was wrong to strip a Christian student group of its registered status after the organization barred a gay student from a leadership position. U.S. District Judge Stephanie M. Rose on Wednesday granted a permanent injunction banning the university from rejecting the status of the group, Business Leaders in Christ, The Des Moines Register reported. Rose found that the university had unevenly applied its human rights policy by allowing other groups to limit membership based on religious views, race, sex and other protected characteristics. "Particularly when free...
  • Covington Catholic High School Cancels Classes Over Safety Concerns

    01/22/2019 9:30:41 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/22/2019 | j. Caplan
    Covington Catholic High School, the Kentucky school at the center of a national controversy over a viral video of an encounter between some of its students and a Native American activist at Friday’s March for Life in Washington, D.C., has canceled classes Tuesday due to safety concerns.
  • Huntington Beach family sues school district over students’ right to hand out fliers

    01/12/2019 2:49:57 AM PST · by blueplum · 7 replies
    The Press Enterprise ^ | 11 Jan 2019 | Deepa Bharath, OC Register
    Full title: Huntington Beach family sues school district over students’ right to hand out fliers promoting Bring Your Bible to School Day HUNTINGTON BEACH — A Los Angeles-based conservative Christian group has filed a federal lawsuit against the Huntington Beach City School District on behalf of two children, alleging they were unlawfully prohibited from distributing fliers promoting Bring Your Bible to School Day. The lawsuit, filed Monday, Jan. 7 by Freedom X in United States District Court in Santa Ana, alleges that the school district violated the First Amendment rights of Micah Bausch, 10, and Nieka Bausch, 8, by curtailing...
  • Old favorites, outdated attitudes: Can entertainment expire? (old movies "problematic" for today)

    12/28/2018 7:54:50 PM PST · by Drew68 · 107 replies
    AP News ^ | 12/28/2018
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — They are fighting, yes, but the fight crackles with the enticing electricity that only Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn could deliver. He is storming out the door. She is throwing his golf clubs after him. The music is jaunty. He is charmingly irritated.</p>