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  • Joe Biden: Attacks on news media, courts are dangerous

    03/02/2017 8:30:06 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 2, 2017 8:54 AM EST
    Former Vice President Joe Biden defended the courts and the news media, saying attacks against those institutions are dangerous. Biden was speaking Wednesday night at the Newseum in Washington, where he accepted an award from the Bipartistan Policy Center. News outlets report that the Democrat didn’t mention Republican President Donald Trump by name but said he was worried by the “almost drumbeat of denigration of the institutional structures that govern us.” …
  • FNN: Free Speech Rally at Phoenix Mosque

    05/29/2015 7:30:58 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 65 replies
    Fox 10 Phoenix ^ | May 29 | Fox News AZ
    LIVE: Watch Protesters at Phoenix Mosque,
  • Obama Execution Letter Prompts Apology From Pa. Newspaper

    05/28/2015 11:25:14 AM PDT · by kimtom · 36 replies ^ | May 28, 2015 | By Kara Seymour (Patch Staff)
    A Pennsylvania newspaper has issued an apology after it printed a letter calling for the execution of President Barack Obama. The letter, printed on Memorial Day in the Daily Item of Sunbury, called the president the “coward-in-chief” and called for his execution “by guillotine, firing squad or public hanging.” “Hey Barack, would you care to address the nation and expound on your grandiose plans for defeating this JV team which is whipping you soundly?,” W. Richard Stover of Lewisburg, Pa. wrote in the 370-word letter. The newspaper issued an apology Thursday, saying there was “no excuse” for printing the letter....
  • Ben Shapiro: The First Amendment Is Dead

    01/29/2015 3:34:15 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 15 replies ^ | January 29, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    The first amendment is dead; long live the reign of sensitivity. Ben Shapiro explores how Americans have forfeited their fundamental rights in the name of political correctness. See the video and transcript.... TRANSCRIPT: Millions of people from all over the world held candlelight vigils in honor of the French magazineCharlie Hebdo after an Islamic terror attack on its staff. But in reality, those of us in the United States – yes, even those of us who tweeted #JeSuisCharlie – gave up our First Amendment rights long ago. We gave them up in the name political correctness, and in the name...
  • TruNews Broadcast For August 6, 2013

    08/06/2013 3:28:26 PM PDT · by Errant · 5 replies
    TruNews.Com ^ | 6 August, 2013 | Rick Wiles
    Roy Costner, the High School Valedictorian who dared to deviate from his “pre-approved speech” and lead his peers in the Lord’s Prayer, joins Rick to talk about the bold move he took to glorify God. In the second half of today’s program, expert analyst and writer, Larry Edelson, joins us from Asia to discus the significance of three war cycles converging in 2015.
  • Obama vs. the First Amendment

    09/15/2012 6:14:14 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | September 15, 2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Democrats and their sharky Obamedia defense lawyers are in a snit. For three dreamy convention days in Charlotte, they told themselves that, for the first time in decades, it was their guy who had the upper hand when it came to national security. Now that bubble has burst, the way contrived narratives do when they crash into concrete challenges. At that point, an airy president of the world won’t do; we need to have a president of the United States, a job that has never suited, and has never been of much interest to, Barack Obama. Defense against foreign enemies...
  • DOD: Gen. Martin Dempsey opted to phone Florida pastor

    09/13/2012 3:06:36 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 64 replies
    Politico ^ | 13 Sep 12 | KATE BRANNEN
    <p>The military’s top uniformed leader decided on his own to phone an extremist Florida pastor linked to an inflammatory anti-Islamic online video, the Pentagon said Thursday – no one else asked him to do so.</p> <p>Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey called Florida pastor Terry Jones on Wednesday to ask him to withdraw his support for the video that some reports have linked with anti-American unrest in the Muslim world, a spokesman said.</p>
  • Washington state Catholic bishop warned over anti-gay marriage campaign

    09/01/2012 11:36:52 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 1, 2012 | Jonathan Kaminsky
    Washington state regulators have warned a Roman Catholic bishop that his diocese risks running afoul of state campaign finance laws if he follows through with a planned fund-raising effort opposing same-sex marriage on the November ballot. State law prohibits organizations, including churches, from raising money from individuals to give to political campaigns, said Lori Anderson, a spokeswoman for the state's Public Disclosure Commission. "It's not because it's a church. It's because it's not a stand-alone individual," Anderson said on Thursday. The commission was calling into question a recent letter from Bishop Joseph Tyson to Yakima-area pastors urging them to distribute...
  • Rewrite the First Amendment (NYTimes "Another Stab at" series)

    07/09/2012 12:21:49 PM PDT · by matt04 · 10 replies ^ | Pauline Maier
    Since we’re dreaming here, why not start with that part of the Constitution most beloved by Americans? I would rewrite the First Amendment. “Congress shall make no law” is a peculiarly stingy way to begin an amendment that protects the rights of conscience, speech, press, assembly and petition. James Madison proposed more capacious language for those rights. He would have said, for example, that “the civil rights of none shall be abridged on account of religious belief or worship, nor shall any national religion be established, nor shall the full and equal rights of conscience be in any manner, or...
  • Pastor Sentenced To 2 Years In Prison For Teaching That Parents Should Spank Their Children

    06/04/2012 5:05:16 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 165 replies
    The American Dream ^ | May 25, 2012 | The American Dream
    Pastor Sentenced To 2 Years In Prison For Teaching That Parents Should Spank Their Children Do you believe that parents should be able to spank their children?  Do you ever express that opinion to others?  If so, then you could be sent to prison.  Sadly, that is exactly what happened to one pastor up in Wisconsin recently.  A minister named Philip Caminiti was sentenced to 2 years in prison for simply teaching that parents should spank their children when they misbehave.  Please note that Caminiti was not accused of spanking anyone or of physically hurting anyone.  He was put in...
  • Media Matters Received $50,000 Grant to 'Monitor' Religious Media?

    02/18/2012 5:46:31 PM PST · by daniel1212
    Christian Post ^ | February 17, 2012 | Eryn Sun
    A liberal media watchdog group was purportedly given a grant to expand their monitoring and fact checking of religious broadcasts. According to a weeklong "inside" series by The Daily Caller, Media Matters for America once received a $50,000 grant to "monitor and attack" religious news outlets like the Christian Broadcasting Network and Focus on the Family, though the exact details remained unclear. Tax returns allegedly revealed that the ARCA Foundation, a grant making organization focused on advancing social equity, justice and democracy in the U.S. and abroad, allotted the money in 2006 when Congresswoman Donna Edwards of Maryland's 4th District,...
  • Arresting Christians costs U.S. city $100,000

    01/30/2012 3:55:33 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 14 replies ^ | Monday, January 30, 2012 |
    A judge in Detroit has ruled that the decision by police in neighboring Dearborn to arrest a Christian pastor who wanted to hand out Christian tracts at the city’s Arab fest in 2009 will cost the city some $100,000... Magistrate Judge R. Steven Whalen said his recommendation for fees and costs totaling $103,401.96 be awarded in the case that was handled by attorney Robert J. Muise. Whalen said Saieg and his Arabic Christian Perspective organization sued Dearborn and its police chief, Ron Hadda, because after distributing Christian information at the event for several years, he was told police would arrest...
  • Obama Couldn’t Wait: His New Christmas Tree Tax

    11/08/2011 4:34:44 PM PST · by Driftwood1 · 134 replies · 1+ views
    Heritage ^ | 11-8-11 | David S. Addington
    President Obama’s Agriculture Department today announced that it will impose a new 15-cent charge on all fresh Christmas trees—the Christmas Tree Tax—to support a new Federal program to improve the image and marketing of Christmas trees. In the Federal Register of November 8, 2011, Acting Administrator of Agricultural Marketing David R. Shipman announced that the Secretary of Agriculture will appoint a Christmas Tree Promotion Board. The purpose of the Board is to run a “program of promotion, research, evaluation, and information designed to strengthen the Christmas tree industry’s position in the marketplace; maintain and expend existing markets for Christmas trees;...
  • Ban homophobic clerics from mosques, gay rights campaigners urge

    06/09/2011 12:49:03 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 46 replies
    Guardian ^ | Thursday 9 June 2011 | Riazat Butt
    Gay rights campaigners have urged mosque leaders in east London to ban homophobic clerics from using their premises, following a 21% rise in gay hate crime in the area. Activists, including journalist Julie Bindel and Pride trustee Colm Howard-Lloyd, said some preachers at the East London Mosque and the London Muslim Centre had "created an atmosphere in which hate is socially acceptable; they have spread a message in which maiming and violence is the most dutiful, honourable, devout thing to do". Their concerns follow the £100 fine given to Mohammed Hasnath, who put up "Gay-Free Zone" stickers in the area;
  • White House Adds New Position to Deal with Unfavorable Online Media

    05/24/2011 6:31:30 AM PDT · by markomalley · 112 replies
    Media Bistro ^ | 5/24/11
    The White House has named Jesse Lee to a new position within its communications department titled Director of Progressive Media & Online Response. According to The Huffington Post, Lee will essentially be responsible for building up Obama’s online presence as he prepares for his reelection bid, and squashing any negative stories: The post is a new one for this White House. Rapid response has usually been outsourced to the Democratic National Committee (DNC), if not done on an ad-hoc basis by administration officials. And it signals that the White House will be adopting a more aggressive defense of the president and...
  • School Graduation In Church Battle Continues

    03/08/2011 6:19:26 PM PST · by matt04 · 9 replies
    ENFIELD, Conn. -- The battle over where to hold future high school graduations in Enfield is in the hands of a court. Several Enfield families returned to court to ask a federal judge to make permanent the temporary legal ruling they won last year holding that high school graduation exercises in a church violates the Constitution. Almost a year ago, two students and their families, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut, the American Civil Liberties Union's Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief and Americans United for Separation of Church and State, went to court to protest...
  • Islamic Supremacists Envision a Takeover of the Internet

    12/28/2010 4:48:36 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 37 replies · 8+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 12/28/10 | Pam Geller
    It was hardly noticed at the time, but its consequences could be catastrophic. Late last September, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which assigns internet domain names, approved a huge change in the way it operates. Europe and North America will now have five seats on its Board of Directors, instead of ten, and a new "Arab States" region will have five seats as well. How big a deal is this? ICANN at the same time took a reference to "terrorism" out of its Draft Applicant Guidebook. Why? Because Arab groups complained. And so now jihad terror...
  • New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family

    01/19/2011 7:29:01 AM PST · by Blue Collar Christian · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 19, 2011 | Jay Reeves
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley told a church crowd just moments into his new administration that those who have not accepted Jesus as their savior are not his brothers and sisters, shocking some critics who questioned Tuesday whether he can be fair to non-Christians. "Anybody here today who has not accepted Jesus Christ as their savior, I'm telling you, you're not my brother and you're not my sister, and I want to be your brother," Bentley said Monday, his inauguration day, according to The Birmingham News. The Anti-Defamation League on Tuesday called Bentley's remarks shocking. "His comments are...
  • Muslims Behaving Badly

    09/21/2010 8:24:43 AM PDT · by wmfights · 5 replies
    THe Christian Post ^ | September 18, 2010 | Ken Connor
    By all indications however, our government appears to have developed a double standard when it comes to criticism of certain religious traditions – or, I should say, one such tradition. While other religious groups in America (Christians in particular) are expected to tolerate all manner of offenses, debasements, and outright attacks against their beliefs in the name of the First Amendment, Muslim Americans benefit from a government that goes out of it's way to avoid offending their religious sensibilities. In a country that has gone to sometimes extreme lengths to preserve the hallowed "separation" between Church and State, the question...
  • Federal government shuts down 73,000 blogs (Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA))

    07/18/2010 7:33:08 AM PDT · by oc-flyfish · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Tech 1984 ^ | 7/16/10 | Tech 1984
    I shutter to think what plans are in store for conservative sites when the current administration so quickly violates the free speech rights of 73,000 legitimate sites!