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  • ‘Couldn’t agree more!’ Obama connects with five-year-old gay marriage advocate on Twitter (CREEPY!)

    05/25/2015 5:01:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/25/15 | Imogen Calderwood
    Barack Obama has been putting his new Twitter account to good use, using it to support a little girl’s ideas on gay marriage. Five-year-old Yasmeen Faruqui wrote a letter to the President with a list of insightful requests, and was amazed when she received a reply. ‘Please stop war for our world, instead have a meeting’, Yasmeen said in the handwritten note. ‘Please give a speech to tell everyone they can marry who they want.’
  • The Democrats heat up some leftovers for the 2016 Senate races.

    05/24/2015 8:05:29 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 5/23/15 | Moe Lane
    Before we get into the meat of this story from the National Journal, let me just note that this – “One of the most underappreciated stories in recent years is the deterioration of the Democratic bench under President Obama’s tenure in office” – has always been properly appreciated by me. I noticed this issue a while back. Sorry, but I felt the need to establish that. Moving on… …less attention has been paid to how the shrinking number of Democratic officeholders in the House and in statewide offices is affecting the party’s Senate races. It’s awfully unusual to see how...
  • The Tolerant Jeweler Who Harbored an Impure Opinion of Same-Sex Marriage

    05/24/2015 5:21:29 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/22/2015 | Charels C.W. Cooke
    In the American Conservative yesterday, Rod Dreher related the following story: So, a Canadian Christian jeweler custom-made a pair of engagement rings for a lesbian couple, Nicole White and Pam Renouf, at their request. Later, when they found out that the jeweler personally opposes same-sex marriage, they went to pieces and demanded their money back. The couple now believes the rings they ordered will have been tainted by having been fashioned by jeweler Esau Jardon’s hands, given what impure thoughts he holds in his mind. One could be forgiven for wondering how we are all supposed to keep up. Last...
  • Wells Fargo Commercial: Learning Sign Language (lesbians adopt a deaf child)

    05/23/2015 10:07:49 AM PDT · by Salman · 8 replies
    Wells Fargo verified YouTube account ^ | Apr 23, 2015 | Wells Fargo verified YouTube account
    A couple learns a new language to welcome a new addition to their family. See how Wells Fargo is always there to help you prepare financially for life’s biggest moments.
  • Bobby Jindal signs 'religious freedom' order protecting same-sex marriage opponents

    05/20/2015 2:06:01 PM PDT · by mojito · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/20/2015 | Eric Bradner
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal issued new protections for businesses that refuse to serve same-sex marriages, embracing the "religious freedom" cause dear to conservative Christians even though it's stung other Republican politicians. Jindal, a prospect for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, issued an executive order on Tuesday after saying he was disappointed that a Statehouse committee had earlier in the day voted down a bill that would have accomplished the same goal. That panel's concern: that Louisiana would look much like Indiana, where concerns that a new "religious freedom" law would lead to discrimination against gays and lesbians triggered such a...
  • Bobby Jindal plans to issue an executive order enforcing intent of religious freedom bill

    05/19/2015 2:12:41 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 32 replies
    nola.com ^ | 05/19/2015 | Emily Lane
    Gov. Bobby Jindal issued a statement Tuesday (May 19) saying he plans to issue an executive order to enforce the intent of a religious freedom bill that effectively died about two hours earlier, in the House Civil Law and Procedure Committee. Read the full statement below: "We are disappointed by the committee's action to return the Louisiana Marriage and Conscience Act to the calendar. We will be issuing an Executive Order shortly that will accomplish the intent of HB 707 to prevent the state from discriminating against persons or entities with deeply held religious beliefs that marriage is between one...
  • In Iowa for second visit, Clinton keeps to her low-key, tilt-left strategy

    05/18/2015 11:06:45 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Robert Costa
    MASON CITY, Iowa — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s appearance here Monday at the home of Dean Genth and Gary Swenson — one of the first gay couples to marry in Iowa — spoke volumes about the political pitch and style of her nascent presidential campaign. Even as a global celebrity and the overwhelming Democratic front-runner, Clinton is doggedly focused at this early stage on highlighting her progressive values and on what she called “people-to-people connections” — aggressive organizing in the state where she placed a disappointing third in the 2008 caucuses. The event — the first of Clinton’s two-day visit —...
  • The Morning After the Same-Sex Marriage Decision

    05/16/2015 1:55:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 14, 2015 | Linda Greenhouse
    Let’s assume, as I do, that the Supreme Court finds a constitutional right to same-sex marriage when it decides Obergefell v. Hodges sometime next month. What happens next? It may be a morning-after landscape of more confusion than clarity, with some rain falling on the victory parades. Conservative Christians, claiming victimization by the onrushing tide of marriage equality, aren’t like to be deterred in their quest for the right to withhold goods and services from same-sex couples. Indiana’s retreat last month, under pressure from some leading corporations, from a law that would have given businesses a religious excuse for discriminating...
  • HILLARY CLINTON AND THE SUPREME COURT

    05/16/2015 3:55:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | May 15, 2015 | CARSON HOLLOWAY
    According to the Washington Post, Hillary Clinton told a group of her fundraisers that she will have a litmus test for her nominees to the Supreme Court (if she should win the presidency): they will have to agree with her that the 2010 Citizens United ruling must be overturned.  In that ruling the Supreme Court held that corporations have First Amendment rights to engage in political speech and to spend money on such speech.  In making her pledge, Mrs. Clinton follows Bernie Sanders, who is also running for president.If Republican critics of Mrs. Clinton wanted to be demagogues about it,...
  • Marlin Stutzman for U.S. Senate (Senate Conservatives Fund endorsement for Indiana)

    05/16/2015 2:22:35 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    Alexandria, VA -- Today, the Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) announced its endorsement of U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) for the U.S. Senate in Indiana where U.S. Senator Dan Coats (R-IN) is retiring. SCF President Ken Cuccinelli made the following statement: "We're proud to support Congressman Marlin Stutzman for the U.S. Senate in Indiana. He's a proven conservative who believes in limited government, a strong national defense, and traditional values. During his time in Congress, Stutzman has worked to repeal Obamacare, balance the budget, and stop the president’s executive amnesty. He showed great wisdom and courage in opposing the food stamp...
  • Ted Cruz Was Fearless Yesterday

    05/16/2015 9:16:29 AM PDT · by VinL · 64 replies
    Red State ^ | 5/16/2015 | Erick Erickson
    Last night in Georgia, Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% spoke to the delegates at the Georgia Republican Convention. Regular readers of RedState know that the Speaker of the House in Georgia, collaborating with gay rights activists, left-wing Democrats, and big business, scuttled a state version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Action in exchange for Democrat votes on a billion dollar tax increase. If conservatives wanted RFRA passed in Georgia, the Speaker demanded they gut the legislation with “anti-discrimination” language that would actually expand protected classes in Georgia for the left. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% spoke last night and he called B.S....
  • Muslim Leader Who Said Israel is ‘Enemy of God’ Invited to White House

    05/15/2015 6:55:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 15, 2015 | Joe Kaufman
    Muslim Leader Who Said Israel is ‘Enemy of God’ Invited to White HousePosted By Joe Kaufman On May 15, 2015 @ 12:28 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 6 Comments [1]Regardless of the circumstances, when a representative from CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a group with close ties to Hamas, is allowed into the White House, a serious, indeed dangerous, problem exists.One day after the brutal death of his cousin – a revenge attack following the murder of three Israeli teens – Tariq Abu Khdeir, a 15-year-old boy who had traveled to Israel from Tampa, Florida, found himself arrested and...
  • Video: Bruce Jenner comes out — as a conservative Republican

    04/25/2015 10:30:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/25/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Last night’s interview with Bruce Jenner by Diane Sawyer on ABC’s 20/20 turned out to be very revealing … in a much different way than many thought. By this time, a relentless series of media reports had made it quite clear that Jenner had embraced a transgender identity, at least privately. The big reveal turned out to be that Jenner also identifies as a conservative Republican: When Sawyer asked if Jenner cheered when Obama became the first president to even say the word “transgender” in a State of the Union address, the 65-year-old replied that he “would certainly give...
  • It's Not Hateful To Say That Bruce Jenner Is Not A Woman

    04/26/2015 11:35:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 158 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2015 | Michael Brown
    This past Friday night, I tweeted out, “My heart goes out to Bruce Jenner, & when he says, ‘I am a woman,’ I hear him saying, ‘I am deeply confused & hurting.’ Let's pray for him!” The responses to this tweet were as ugly and profane as anything I have ever seen. Why the extreme and even irrational hostility? Some of the tweets included these gems: "f--- you you disgusting saliva gerbil" (to be honest, I’ve never been called that before) "you cranky scheming mustachio'd clown" (this was also a new one) “F--- YOU. I don’t have the patience for...
  • Sen. Cruz receives bipartisan support for NDAA amendments

    05/15/2015 4:37:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Pearland Journal ^ | May 15, 2015 | Office of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) applauds the passage of the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) on Thursday after a week of debate and consideration by both parties. Sen. Cruz introduced or cosponsored more than a dozen amendments that were successfully adopted by the committee. “Congress’ first priority is to provide for the national defense and ensure our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines have everything they need to defend our freedom,” said Sen. Cruz. “I am grateful for the committee’s support for my amendments, including measures that will ensure...
  • USS Indianapolis survivor Clarence Hershberger dies at 89

    05/14/2015 9:03:13 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 24 replies
    WIBC radio (Indianapolis) ^ | 5/14/14 | Ray Steele
    Another of the remaining survivors of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis has died...
  • What EPA Wants You to Know About Nail Salons

    05/13/2015 7:36:47 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 12, 2015 | Clare Foran
    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy will take a trip to a San Francisco nail salon Wednesday—a visit intended to shine a spotlight on health risks posed by the industry. [Snip] Nail polish and other products found in salons contain an array of chemicals that may pose a threat to public health and the environment. Without proper handling, exposure to chemicals such as formaldehyde can lead to difficulty breathing, skin irritation and other health problems. EPA already has put together a federal working group and doled out grants to organizations tackling the industry's public health and environmental impact created by...
  • O'Reilly: Christianity's Decline In America Could Lead To Collapse Like Roman Empire

    05/13/2015 7:17:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 58 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 13,2015 | Jeff Poor
    During his “Talking Points Memo” segment on Tuesday, “The O’Reilly Factor” host Bill O’Reilly explained that Americans have changed their stance on a number of issues, including immigration and Christianity and that has been to the detriment of the United States.
  • Down South - Republican presidential hopefuls show how low they can go

    05/12/2015 2:44:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Slate ^ | May 11, 2015 | William Saletan
    This weekend, a dozen Republican presidential hopefuls showed up at the South Carolina Freedom Summit. They were there to court primary voters who will winnow the presidential field next February. Judging from the speeches, it’s going to be an ugly race. What the candidates are selling, and primary voters are buying, is vituperation against people who don’t look, talk, or pray like the Republican base.............. [SNIP of stuff that sounds good to me - Santorum was on fire] ...............Mexicans, Muslims, gays, rats, roaches. Christian superiority, military contempt for the president, and gauntlets thrown down to queer-loving CEOs. It’s going to...
  • Obama: ‘Sex’ And ‘Gender’ Are Different Things

    05/11/2015 3:44:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 11, 2015 | by Scott Greer
    President Barack Obama believes “gender” and “sex” are different things. In a Monday press release issued to support National Women’s Health Week, Obama declared that affordable health care is a fundamental right — for all sexes and genders. “The security of quality, affordable health care should not be a privilege — it should be a fundamental right for every person, regardless of their sex or gender,” Obama stated in the proclamation. The distinction made by the president reflects a growing movement to emphasize that the two words mean different things. According to the World Health Organization, sex “refers to the...
  • Gay Hotelier Mati Weiderpass Defends Hosting Ted Cruz In Impassioned New York Observer Op-Ed

    05/11/2015 3:21:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | May 11, 2015 | By JamesMichael Nichols
    Openly gay New York hotelier Mati Weiderpass penned an op-ed this week, lashing out at "gay extremists" for protests surrounding a discussion he hosted with presidential hopeful Ted Cruz in late April. Weiderpass and longtime gay business partner Ian Reisner are owners of the OUT NYC Hotel and 80 percent of the commercial property in New York's Fire Island Pines, among other properties patronized by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The two ignited large-scale backlash last month when they played hosts to a "fireside chat" with notoriously anti-gay presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz in front of about...
  • How the Illiberal Left Uses Silencing Tactics

    05/11/2015 12:02:23 PM PDT · by iowamark · 30 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | May 11, 2015 | Kirsten Powers
    In March 2014, pioneering Internet company Mozilla announced the appointment of co-founder Brendan Eich as CEO. That same day, a Twitter mob exploded with criticism of Eich. Gay rights supporters were angry about a 6-year-old donation of $1,000 to the “Yes on 8” campaign, which sought to ban same-sex marriage in California in 2008. It’s OK to be angry about Eich’s donation. Screaming for Eich’s head on a pike for his failure to conform to Mozilla’s majority view on same-sex marriage is not. Liberals are supposed to believe in protecting minority views, even when they disapprove of those views. Instead...
  • Ted Cruz charts fraught territory, attacks GOP opponents on religious liberty

    05/11/2015 8:48:27 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | MAY 9, 2015 | DAVID M. DRUCKER
    GREENVILLE, S.C. — Sen. Ted Cruz on Saturday did something he hasn't done too often since declaring for president: He took a swipe at his rivals for the Republican nomination.The Texan delivered a typically energetic and rousing speech to an auditorium full of conservative activists gathered to hear from nearly a dozen Republican 2016 contenders. The address was a mixture of political humor, substantive policy proposals and ideological red meat served up grilled for a hungry crowd in the Tea Party friendly Upstate region of South Carolina.But as a part of Cruz's delivery, he charged some of the other GOP...
  • Pro-Israel Advocates Should Support Ted Cruz’ Hosts

    05/11/2015 8:43:51 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | May 10th, 2015 | Ronn Torossian
    Something disturbing happened recently which slipped right past Pro-Israel advocates. Mati Weiderpass is a fervent ally of Israel who happens to be gay. He hosted a discussion in his Manhattan home with Republican Presidential candidate, Texas Senator Ted Cruz who is a staunch ally of Israel, very strong on Iran and other issues key to those of us who care about Israel.In the aftermath, Weiderpass and his businessesÂ’ are being boycotted by extremists in the gay community for daring to host an event with Cruz. In these days of Israel having enemies in every corner we turn, I am thankful...
  • Prince releases Freddie Gray protest song ‘Baltimore’

    05/09/2015 3:11:52 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 64 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 9. 2015 | Jim Farber
    Prince released his much-anticipated protest song about “Baltimore” on Saturday — one day before his scheduled “Rally 4 Peace” concert in the troubled city.
  • Suspect in murder, abduction case stabbed victim 224 times

    05/08/2015 6:09:35 PM PDT · by digger48 · 49 replies
    wishtv ^ | May 8, 2015
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The woman at the center of an abduction and murder case will only face murder charges, according to court documents. According to police, 23-year-old Kiara Ivette Ciares-Quinones was arrested on Thursday for the murder of Vilma Soriano that happened at the Whispering Pines apartments, on the northwest side of the city. The probable cause affidavit said Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Officer arrived to the scene to the report of a deceased person on Wednesday around 6:30 p.m. A caller told officers that her neighbor had just been killed by someone fleeing the area who tried to leave her...
  • AG Kamala Harris Granted More Time to Stop Kill-Gays Measure

    05/07/2015 8:42:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    California Attorney General Kamala Harris has gotten an extension to the Monday deadline her office faced for processing a proposed ballot initiative that advocates killing anyone who engages in gay sex. Harris asked a state court in late March for permission to reject the measure, calling it obviously unconstitutional.
  • ‘Kill The Gays’ Author Plans To Get Hate Law On Ballot Without Gathering Signatures

    05/08/2015 1:44:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | May 8, 2015
    In a bizarre legal twist in a jaw-droppingly hateful proposal that calls into question the entire California ballot initiative process, the author of a bill proposing murdering California’s gays may ask a court to place his proposal on the ballot without gathering a single signature other than his own. In a letter quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Matt McLaughlin writes to the state attorney general, “Take notice that if your office and the California secretary of state refuse to clear the Sodomite Suppression Act for signature circulation, I may demand as remedy that it be placed on the election...
  • Perfect timing: Hilary backs restrictions on First Amendment protections

    05/06/2015 2:25:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/06/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Fresh off the heels of CNN anchor Chris Cuomo’s embrace a philosophy that would result in the elimination of federal protections on “hate speech” (he mistakenly believed that those protections had been eliminated over a half-century ago by the Supreme Court), Barack Obama’s likely successor as America’s leading Democrat has embraced the cause of restricting free speech. In her dogged quest to sate her restless left-flank, Hillary Clinton has endorsed the notion that the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC can only be reversed by passing an amendment to the Constitution. The Court determined in Citizens United...
  • Are religious colleges at risk if Supreme Court approves same-sex marriage?

    05/07/2015 3:36:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/7/15 | Shannon Bream
    Religious freedom advocates are flagging a mostly-missed moment from last week's Supreme Court arguments over the constitutionality of same-sex marriage, calling it a warning sign. They point to an exchange between Justice Samuel Alito and the administration's top lawyer, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli.Alito asked if, in the event the Supreme Court holds that there is a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, would religious colleges risk losing their tax-exempt status if they continued to advocate for traditional marriage only. Verrilli responded, "I don't deny that ... It is going to be an issue." Travis Weber, Director of the Family Research Council's...
  • Indiana senate passes anti-BDS resolution

    05/06/2015 3:54:39 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 5 replies
    Decision makes state legislature second in US, after Tennessee, to oppose boycott movement Indiana’s state senate passed a non-binding resolution opposing boycotts of Israel. Resolution 74, adopted earlier this week, makes Indiana’s legislature the second in the United States to pass a resolution condemning BDS, or the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign. Tennessee passed a similar appeal last month. The Indiana House of Representatives unanimously passed the anti-BDS House Resolution 59 on April 22. The measure now goes to Indiana Gov. Mike Pence for his signature. Last week, the student senate at Earlham College, a Quaker liberal arts institution in...
  • (D'Rat) Berkowitz headed to victory over Demboski in runoff race for (Anchorage) mayor

    05/06/2015 12:39:59 AM PDT · by balch3 · 10 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | May 6, 2015 | Devin Kelly
    Ethan Berkowitz headed to victory with a big lead over opponent Amy Demboski in the Anchorage mayoral runoff election Tuesday night. With 93 percent of the vote counted, Berkowitz had nearly 60 percent of the vote to Demboski’s 41 percent, a margin that was insurmountable. Berkowitz had held a commanding lead over Demboski throughout the counting Tuesday night. As his margin over Demboski held strong, Berkowitz stood on a chair at his campaign party in a downtown restaurant to wild applause and waving signs. He asked his supporters’s to continue to help after the night’s celebration to work on unifying...
  • G.O.P. Expands Labor Battle to Laws Setting State Construction Wages

    05/04/2015 2:55:28 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 1 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 2, 2015 | MONICA DAVEY
    A bill that would end prescribed wages on public construction projects in Indiana awaits the signature of Gov. Mike Pence. ... Indiana’s Republican-held legislature narrowly voted in April to repeal the state’s so-called common construction wage, a provision that had been around in various forms for 80 years and that sets pay standards for workers on publicly financed projects. The debate over the change, which Mr. Pence has said he supports, was muted compared with two decades ago, when tens of thousands of union workers turned up at the State Capitol and held off repeal. “It’s just a different era...
  • A Happy Conservative Black Woman on the Gay Agenda and Black America (Rush Limbaugh show, 4/20)

    04/21/2015 7:47:18 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | April 20, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Cheryl in Cleveland. It's great to have you on the program with us. Hello. CALLER: Hi, Rush. How are you? RUSH: Fine and dandy. Thank you. CALLER: You know, I couldn't be more disgusted by this NIH study. Half a million dollars on examining what young adolescent boys are experiencing during their first sexual encounter? With all of the problems that beset the black community, especially black male adolescents, to spend this kind of money on this study is astonishing to me. I mean, why not put that money to trying to determine why 73% of black...
  • Separation? Nah. Liberals Believe in Violation of Church by State

    05/04/2015 9:30:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 4, 2015 | Shawn Mitchell
    I'm reconsidering the merits of the NSA. What if they droned the riots, face recognized every thug, and called their moms?If Republicans and Tea Partiers are the racists, why are the riots always in Democrat and usually Black strongholds?Leftists believe in separation of church and state, until the state can order pastors to conduct same sex weddings, and strip religious colleges of their tax exemption. Then they're all into violation of church by state.This is all planned. The community organizers don't spawn riots in cities that would shut them down cold. Urban thugs: Lets riot! Conservative critics: These thugs are...
  • Barney Frank says he’s the reason Sam Nunn never became secretary of state

    05/04/2015 9:57:26 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 13 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 5/3/15 | Jim Galloway
    Former Massachusetts congressman Barney Frank, the first openly gay member of Congress, said ‘twas he who sank Sam Nunn’s chance of becoming secretary of state under President Bill Clinton. The 1996 move, Frank said, was a pivotal display of gay-and-lesbian clout on the presidential scene. Your daily jolt on politics from the AJC's Political insider blogFrank made the remarks during an interview with Bill Nigut on GPB’s “Two-Way Street,” broadcast over the weekend. The congressman is making the rounds, plugging his autobiography: “Frank: My Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same Sex Marriage.” ***** Frank reserved particular ire...
  • Ted Cruz: Dems and Big Business Joining to Attack Religious Freedom Is ‘A Perfect Storm’

    05/03/2015 6:48:18 PM PDT · by VinL · 25 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 5/3/2015 | Wiiliam Bigelow
    On Saturday at South Carolina Republican Party’s annual convention, Sen. Ted Cruz, who recently won two straw polls in two of South Carolina’s biggest counties, forcefully attacked big business for its collusion with the Democratic Party in attacking Indiana’s religious liberty law. He also slammed the Obama administration for its intrusion on Americans’s liberty. Speaking on the brouhaha raised after Indiana passed its Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Cruz said bluntly that the cooperation of the Democratic Party and businesses that threatened Indiana over the law was a “perfect storm of the Democratic Party and big business coming together.” Indiana’s law...
  • Obama Trolls On Free Republic (Vanity)

    12/25/2008 1:29:51 PM PST · by jveritas · 499 replies · 8,802+ views
    December 25 2008 | jveritas
    They tell us that they did not vote for Obama BUT: 1. They want him to succeed. 2. He seems to be a Centrist. 3. We should not treat him like the Left has treated President Bush Do we want him to succeed in implementing a socialist agenda and wealth redistribution? NO Do we want him to succeed in giving the abortionists more power than they ever had? NO Do we want him to succeed in implementing an appeasement and surrender foreign policy? NO Do we want him to succeed in appointing the most left wing Supreme Court and federal...
  • Principal says he was fired for leading volunteer prayer meeting (GA)

    05/03/2015 7:17:12 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 87 replies
    myfoxphilly.com ^ | May 2, 2015
    MERIWETHER COUNTY, Ga. -A Meriwether County high school principal claims he was fired after he prayed with a group of students during a volunteer Christian meeting. Dr. Michael Lehr said he just wants the facts to come out and that he's relying on his faith to get him through this. News Radio 106.7's Nathalie Pozo spoke with several students and parents who are outraged this happened to what they call a kind, dedicated, well respected man. Now, the community is rallying behind him. “It is breaking our hearts its breaking our hearts… because it is not supposed to be like...
  • Musician Moby Attacks ‘Racist, Xenophobic, Ignorant, Armed’ Republicans

    05/03/2015 12:32:11 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 130 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2015-05-03 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Electronic music pioneer Moby (real name Richard Melville Hall) went on quite the Twitter tirade on Saturday, railing against “racist, xenophobic, ignorant” Republicans who “support war” and “hate immigrants.” The musician, who has campaigned for and written open letters to President Obama, began his rant in standard fashion, calling Republicans “loathsome” and linking to a Los Angeles Times article about NASA funding:
  • Exclusive: Conservative Leaders Blast CBS News over Anti-Christian Bigotry

    05/02/2015 5:08:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 112 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    <p>Last week, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins was invited to be on "Face the Nation." What was supposed to be a cordial conversation about the Supreme Court and same-sex marriage turned out to be a professional ambush.</p> <p>Host Bob Schieffer pounced on the Family Research Council, calling them an anti-gay hate group. He was using discredited intelligence from the Southern Poverty Law Center. It was an ugly interview.</p>
  • What you won’t hear from the media and gay activists about same-sex ‘marriage

    05/01/2015 11:55:37 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 22 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/30/15 | Dustin Siggins
    April 30, 2015 (HotAir.com) -- On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard what could be the defining case on whether marriage in America is legally restructured from a relationship between people of the opposite sex with an eye towards procreation to an “anything goes” system.The media has responded as expected, with articles and reports brimming with support for changing marriage. Therefore, it is important to explicitly spell out a few realities of marriage and same-sex relationships.Most importantly, marriage is between a man and a woman — no matter how much some wish it weren’t so. As Chief Justice John Roberts pointed out yesterday, this...
  • Why did GoFundMe drop account supporting Baltimore cops?

    05/02/2015 6:16:54 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 49 replies
    CBS News ^ | 05/01/2015 | staff
    GoFundMe.com said it has taken down the fundraising campaign for the Baltimore police officers charged with the death of Freddie Gray because it violates the website's policy. The Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police created the page on Friday in hopes of creating a defense fund for their members involved in the case, but it was quickly taken down because according to the company, funds cannot be used for people accused of serious crimes. "The campaign clearly stated that the money raised would be used to assist the officers with their legal fees, which is a direct violation of GoFundMe's...
  • GoFundMe bans fundraising for religious business owners charged for refusing to cater a gay wedding

    05/01/2015 2:17:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/01/2015 | AllahPundit
    The new policy is phrased neutrally, as a ban on donations for anyone formally accused of “discriminatory acts,” but it’s obvious who the target is. Last week they shut down fundraising pages for Sweet Cakes by Melissa and Arlene’s Flowers, two Christian-owned businesses facing discrimination charges for declining to provide services to same-sex weddings, and caught hell for it from conservatives online. With good reason. Until this week, GoFundMe banned fundraising “in defense of formal charges of heinous crimes, including violent, hateful, or sexual acts,” but Sweet Cakes and Arlene’s Flowers weren’t accused of crimes. They were accused of...
  • GoFundMe bans ‘discriminatory’ fundraising activities

    04/30/2015 7:22:14 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 84 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2015-04-30 | Valerie Richardson
    GoFundMe’s old policy on crowdfunding may not have been enough to justify its decision last weekend to kill campaigns on behalf of a Christian-owned florist and bakery — but its new policy is. The website quietly expanded its list of banned crowdfunding activities this week shortly after The Washington Times questioned GoFundMe’s reliance on its policy against campaigns in defense of “formal charges of heinous crimes” to pull fundraisers for Arlene’s Flowers and for Sweet Cakes by Melissa. The new policy, which includes a ban on campaigns in defense of “claims of discriminatory acts,” would appear to make it more...
  • GoFundMe shuts down another donations page for a Christian business owner accused of discrimination?

    04/27/2015 3:15:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 53 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4/27/15 | Allahpundit
    The question mark’s in the headline because they haven’t commented yet on where the page went or why, but you can guess what happened if you read Jazz’s post yesterday. A GoFundMe page for a different Christian-owned business, Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Oregon, was yanked down by GFM because there are discrimination charges pending against the owner and it’s GFM’s policy not to raise money “in defense of formal charges of heinous crimes, including violent, hateful, or sexual acts.” Politely refusing to cater a gay wedding is, evidently, now a “heinous crime.” But that raised a question: If charity...
  • Christian Bakery’s GoFundMe Account to Raise Cash to Pay Fine Canceled Thanks to Internet Mob

    04/27/2015 7:53:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/27/2015 | Debra Heine
    Americans who choose to live their lives according to conservative Christian values continue to pay a political and social price for it even as gay marriage enjoys unprecedented acceptance.An Oregon bakery that in January of 2013 refused to bake a cake for a lesbian couple’s wedding is only the latest casualty in the culture war over same-sex marriage — a war that Christians are clearly losing.Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer sued Aaron and Melissa Klein of Sweet Cakes by Melissa. This forced the shop to close its doors in September of 2013 after months of hate mail and plummeting revenues.Much like...
  • 5 Investigates: Alleged marathon bombing victim indicted for stealing from One Fund

    Investigates has learned that a woman who claimed she was a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing is now facing criminal charges. Joanna Leigh, 41, of Jamaica Plain, has been indicted by a Suffolk County grand jury for allegedly stealing almost $40,000 in charitable donations, including money from the One Fund Boston and benefits from the state’s fund for victims of violent crime. Watch video report According to court records, Leigh allegedly faked injuries to obtain services and money from donors, a doctor, young students and the One Fund which was established with private donations to help the many victims...
  • Ebola Patient Needs $500,000 to Cover Medical Bills

    10/10/2014 11:37:46 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 74 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 15 hrs ago | Beth Braverman
    The 33-year-old freelance cameraman who contracted Ebola in Liberia is fighting for his life at the University of Nebraska Medical Center this week. He’s also racking up hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills. According to a GoFundMe campaign launched Monday by his friends, Ashoka Mukpo’s medical bills could run in excess of $500,000.
  • Girl Crowdfunds Her Abortion

    09/05/2014 6:15:33 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 9/5/2014 | Paul Bois
    On Friday, Vice reported about a 23-year-old girl named Bailey who, after becoming unexpectedly pregnant, has turned to the crowdfunding site GoFundMe to help pay for her much-needed abortion, asking a total of $2,500 to help pay for the operation. Her GoFundMe page, originally titled "Stop Bailey From Breeding Fund," has been met with tremendous controversy, forcing the site to remove the page for some time. According to Vice, the page reads: "Bailey is currently unemployed, completely broke, in debt, and in no position to hold down a job due to severe symptoms of a rough, unplanned and unexpected...