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  • Stephen King lets Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have it

    04/18/2015 9:22:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    Salon ^ | April 18, 2015 | Staff
    In a brilliant tweet, the horror master perfectly sums up the state of the 2016 presidential race. Stephen King has unloaded on the Republican presidential field on Twitter — the horror master’s latest dive into savvy GOP bashing. This tweet takes on the nightmare that is the current field of right-wing senators Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul. Stephen King ✔ @StephenKing Cruz, Paul and Rubio, all running for President. Hey, I thought I was supposed to write the horror stories. 2:25 PM - 16 Apr 2015 In recent weeks, King has jumped into the debate over Indiana’s religious...
  • MEET THE OPPONENTS OF SAN FRANCISCO'S ARCHBISHOP

    04/18/2015 10:18:39 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    First Things ^ | April 17, 2015 | Matthew Schmitz
    San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileones effort to ensure that Catholic schools are Catholic has led one-hundred San Franciscans who describe themselves as committed Catholics inspired by Vatican II, to take out a full page ad in the San Francisco Chronicleasking Pope Francis to force Cordileone's resignation and appoint in his place an archbishop committed to our values and your teachings. It is worth asking to what extent those values and teachings align. Francis, who has spoken strongly in the past against gay marriage and transgender ideology, has also called for a church that is poor and for the poor....
  • Under Intensified Attack, Archbishop Cordileone Enjoys Renewed Support from San Francisco Catholics

    04/18/2015 6:06:06 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/18/15 | Anne B. Hendershott
    A look at some of the signers of the open letter to Pope Francis.Escalating the attacks on Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco for continuing to uphold Catholic teachings, 100 self-described Catholic leaders have signed an open letter to Pope Francis, calling for the archbishops removal. In a full-page ad in the San Francisco Chronicle on Thursday, the petitioners claim that Cordileone has fostered an atmosphere of division and intolerance by asking K12 Catholic-school teachers in the Bay area to violate their individual consciences by accepting a morality code based on the Churchs teachings.Instead of your famous words, Whom am...
  • George Washington and most of Jamestown had gay sex... and John Wilkes Booth was one of Abraham [tr]

    04/15/2015 1:43:09 PM PDT · by C19fan · 216 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 15, 2015 | Alexandra Klaunser
    Abraham Lincoln and George Washington were gay, says a new book by a gay activist and award winning writer. Larry Kramer, 79, says he believes what's written in his history book is true though he is selling it as fiction to avoid legal troubles. In Volume One of his two part book 'The American People,' Kramer says that Abraham Lincoln was gay and his killer John Wilkes Booth was actually Lincoln's spurned gay lover. 'We know that Abraham Lincoln was gay,' Kramer told CBS in an interview about the book which came out this month.
  • RFRA & My Wedding Ring (Terrific Essay)

    04/15/2015 12:43:20 PM PDT · by mojito · 15 replies
    First Things ^ | 4/7/2015 | Maureen Mullarkey
    It has been some time since I gave thought to the day my soon-to-be husband and I bought our wedding rings. But the spectacle over RFRAall the panting hysteria of a predatory media and toadying politicians aided by timorous clergybrings it back with great clarity. And even greater poignancy. Our wedding date was set. It was time to pick a ring. But where to look for one? How to shop? The two of us were young, broke, and scrappy. It would be some years yet before we could afford to pay retail. Besides, my intended was a combative shopper, born...
  • (Indiana) School District Excludes All White Students From Third-Grade Field Trips To Local Colleges

    04/17/2015 11:22:55 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 17, 2015 | Eric Owens
    Public school officials in South Bend, Ind. are segregating elementary schools students by race and ferrying black students and only black students on visits to local colleges. The students facing racial segregation in America in the year 2015 are third graders at seven elementary schools, reports local ABC affiliate WBND. School district officials say they do not intend for the taxpayer-funded reenactment of Jim Crow-era race racial segregation to be discriminatory. Instead, they say, the intent is to inform black students about college because low numbers of black students attend college.
  • Sen. Cruz Joins Amicus Brief Supporting the Right of States to Define Marriage

    04/13/2015 3:03:40 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 49 replies
    www.cruz.senate.gov ^ | April 9, 2015 | Sen. Ted Cruz
    In our federal system, states should be able to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Friday joined an amicus brief on behalf of 57 members of Congress in support of the right of states to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The brief was filed in four cases that the Supreme Court will jointly hear on April 28, 2015, in which same-sex couples challenge the marriage laws of Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan, and Kentucky, all of which were upheld by the U.S....
  • WIBC pulling plug on 'Rush Limbaugh Show,' takes long view

    04/13/2015 3:08:19 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 44 replies
    Indiana Business Journal ^ | 4-13-2015 | Anthony Schoettle
    WIBC-FM 93.1 is pulling the plug on "The Rush Limbaugh Show," a vastly popular program with conservative talk-radio fans and one of the most listened to in this market since it began airing on the station 22 years ago. The show's last airing on WIBC is set for July 3. Officials for WIBC parent Emmis Communications this month notified Los Angeles-based syndicator Premiere Networks that it would not extend its deal to air Limbaughs show.
  • WIBC dropping Rush Limbaugh

    04/13/2015 2:31:57 PM PDT · by Skywise · 38 replies
    Indiana Business Journal ^ | 4/13/2015 | Anthony Schoettle
    WIBC-FM 93.1 is pulling the plug on "The Rush Limbaugh Show," a vastly popular program with conservative talk-radio fans and one of the most listened to in this market since it began airing on the station 22 years ago.
  • Patricia Jannuzzi Wins! (Immaculata Cath. school teacher REINSTATED after anti-gay Facebook posts)

    04/12/2015 2:21:26 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 18 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | April 10, 2015 | Rod Dreher
    Patricia Jannuzzi SOMERVILLE Patricia Jannuzzi, the veteran Immaculata High School School teacher suspended for her anti-gay Facebook posts, will be reinstated immediately, school principal Jean Kline said in a letter dated Friday. Jannuzzi, a 33-year theology teacher at Immaculata, was forced by Immaculata to deactivate her Facebook page after several alumni started circulating screen shots of her sharply worded posts against gay marriage and gay rights. Two days later, the school placed her on administrative leave. The letter to students and parents, quoting school director Msgr. Seamus Brennan states in part: Immaculata High School has reached an understanding with...
  • Transgender advocates wary of Bruce Jenner spectacle

    04/12/2015 7:42:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/11/2015 | Hailey Branson-Potts
    ....The video game Dragon Age: Inquisition soon introduced a transgender character, Amazons Transparent picked up a Golden Globe for its take on a transitioning retired professor, and even South Park won praise for an episode on gender identity. And then the Bruce Jenner story happened.
  • Christians to Gays: We'll Accept Your Business and Donate Your Money to 'Traditional Pro-Family Lobb

    04/12/2015 7:41:10 AM PDT · by kanawa · 266 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | April 10, 2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    Christians to Gays: We'll Accept Your Business and Donate Your Money to 'Traditional Pro-Family Lobby' While gay activists are attacking Christian bakeries and wedding planners and filing lawsuits to put them out of business because of their religious beliefs, a Catholic priest has come up with a simple solution that, if adopted nationally, likely could end much of the gay and left-wing offensive in this realm. Simply, accept all business from gays and tell them that the money will be donated to a traditional pro-family lobby or organization. And if your business is catering, for instance, show up at the...
  • Quinnipiac: Its Virtually the Entire GOP Field That Is Running Better Against Her

    04/09/2015 4:39:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | April 9, 2015 | Jim Geraghty Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/416695/quinnipiac-its-virtua
    Oh, Look Whos Suddenly Tied With Hillary Just About Everybody! D.C. Conventional Wisdom: Hillarys unstoppable, Republicans begin with giant disadvantages, Rand Paul is this wacko Libertarian fruitcake, and he could never wiiiii -WHA?>>>>Former Secretary of State Hillary Clintons lead is wilting against leading Republican presidential candidates in three critical swing states, Colorado, Iowa and Virginia, and she finds herself in a close race with U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky in each state, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today. In head-to-head matchups, every Republican candidate effectively ties her in Colorado and almost all Republicans effectively tie...
  • Clinton's presidential campaign: world's worst-kept secret ends Sunday - aboard flight to Iowa

    04/12/2015 2:09:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Guardian ^ | April 12, 2015 | Sabrina Siddiqui in Washington and Lauren Gambino in New York
    Hillary Clinton is prepared to formally declare her intention to run for president on Sunday, ending years of speculation over her ambitions to return to the White House as the first female president of the United States. The political worlds worst-kept secret will officially escape out into the wild shortly before noon Eastern time with the launch of Clintons campaign website. As the Guardian first reported early Friday, the former secretary of state is scheduled to announce her second presidential candidacy on Twitter alongside simultaneous video and email messages while aboard a plane from New York to the...
  • Unions fight to preserve Obamas immigration actions, their members

    04/11/2015 10:50:25 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 12, 2015
    Two of the countrys most powerful and politically influential labor unions are backing President Obama in the recent court challenge to his 2014 executive action on illegal immigration, saying they support the presidents effort because "undocumented workers" need more workplace protection and their participation helps the U.S. economy. The AFL-CIO and the National Education Association on Monday each filed so-called amicus briefs in a federal appeals court case in which Texas and 26 other states are challenges the presidents 2014 memorandum on illegal immigration. The memorandum essentially expands work authorization and delayed-deportation programs for illegal immigrants. And it provides similar...
  • Catholic school reinstates teacher suspended for defending Catholic teaching on Facebook

    04/10/2015 1:57:03 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Life Site ^ | 4/10/15 | Dustin Siggins
    A teacher suspended from a Catholic school for using Facebook to defend traditional marriage has been reinstated. Almost one month ago, Patricia Jannuzzi was suspended from Immaculata High School in Somerville, New Jersey, after she made what became controversial comments about same-sex relationships. Over the next several weeks, she was told that the suspension was effectively a release from her job, as she would not be rehired for the 2016 school year... "Immaculata High School announced today that all issues related to the employment of teacher Patricia Jannuzzi are resolved," said the release. According to Brennan, "Immaculata High School has...
  • Catholic teacher fired for defending marriage

    04/03/2015 12:04:51 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 4-2-2015 | Ben Johnson
    Which two words best describe the reason LifeSiteNews.com exists? I could answer that a lot of ways unborn babies, traditional marriage, Christian worldview but I think I'll use these two words: Patricia Jannuzzi. If you haven't heard of Patricia Jannuzzi, she's the high school theology teacher at a Catholic school who is being persecuted for posting a message on Facebook upholding traditional marriage. In response to a story on her news feed about vile and vicious comments made by gay activist Dan Savage, Jannuzzi said the argument in favor of redefining marriage is bologna. That's it. That's the...
  • 3 Things to Prove Liberals Actually Do Think Businesses Should Discriminate

    04/11/2015 5:44:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/11/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    Businesses should not discriminate, liberals proclaimed loudly in explaining their opposition to religious freedom laws. Three recent actions supported by liberals demonstrate that is not true. 1. Bakeries Should Be Able to Refuse Bible Verses Christian activist Bill Jack was denied service when he went to Azucar Bakery in Denver and asked for two cakes in the shape of open Bibles. He asked for the words, "God hates sin Psalm 45:7," "Homosexuality is a detestable sin Leviticus 18:22," "God loves sinners," and "While we were yet sinners Christ died for us Romans 5:8," on each of the...
  • NY Times: Muslims MUST BE MADE to Embrace Gay Lifestyle .. no,

    04/10/2015 7:36:10 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 29 replies
    Pamela Geller.Com ^ | 4/9/2015 | Pamela Geller
    (Gay thrown off building by devout Muslims) These son of a bitches need to live under the sharia. I am so sick of this vicious and radical agenda against non-Muslims. This is how the left destroys America: dismantle and trash the pillars of Americanism, paving the way for the totalitarianism that the left so dearly loves. In the wake of the Indiana donnybrook over religious liberty, which somehow was transformed overnight into a question of gay rights, it couldnt be long before the New York Times weighed in against Christians. Yet who could have expected the draconian measures the Times...
  • Catholic School Reinstates Teacher [Januzzi] Suspended for Defending Catholic Teaching on Facebook

    04/11/2015 4:20:37 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 3/10/15 | Dustin Siggins
    SOMERVILLE, NJ, April 10, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- A teacher suspended from a Catholic school for using Facebook to defend traditional marriage has been reinstated. Almost one month ago, Patricia Jannuzzi was suspended from Immaculata High School in Somerville, New Jersey, after she made what became controversial comments about same-sex relationships. Over the next several weeks, she was told that the suspension was effectively a release from her job, as she would not be rehired for the 2016 school year. Jannuzzi was also told that she had lost her pay and benefits for the current school year. The scandal was compounded...
  • Patricia Jannuzzi Reinstated! (Cath. schoolteacher fired for Facebook comments critical of LGBT)

    04/11/2015 4:20:36 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 28 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Apr 10, 2015 | LifeSite
    Patricia Jannuzzi A teacher suspended from a Catholic school for using Facebook to defend traditional marriage has been reinstated. Almost one month ago, Patricia Jannuzzi was suspended from Immaculata High School in Somerville, New Jersey, after she made what became controversial comments about same-sex relationships. Over the next several weeks, she was told that the suspension was effectively a release from her job, as she would not be rehired for the 2016 school year. Jannuzzi was also told that she had lost her pay and benefits for the current school year. The scandal was compounded by the fact that the...
  • Indiana Burning

    04/11/2015 12:52:37 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 2 replies
    Radix News ^ | April 11, 2015 | Daniel Oliver
    Liberal fire and brimstone rained down on Indiana after the legislature passed its new Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Riding a wave that has grown, since the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed, into a force against any right to be selective (always derogatorily described as discriminating), progressive liberals now seek to eliminate the basic right of Americans to choose to deal, or not deal, with homosexuals.... The real question is, why shouldnt people be allowed to discriminate on the basis of what is known as sexual orientation? In a country where the right to associate is guaranteed, and the...
  • Rural Indiana countys HIV outbreak tops 100 cases (Scott County)

    04/10/2015 8:37:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 10, 2015 11:19 PM EDT | Rick Callahan
    More than 100 people in southeastern Indiana have tested positive for HIV in an outbreak linked to the sharing of intravenous needles, and officials said Friday theyre trying to combat unfounded fears among drug users that they could be arrested if they take part in a needle-exchange program created to stem the spread of the virus. The states Joint Information Center said there had been 95 confirmed HIV cases and 11 preliminary positive cases tied to the outbreak as of Thursday. Thats up from last weeks 84 confirmed HIV cases and five preliminary positive cases. [] Indianas largest-ever HIV outbreak...
  • This evangelist asked a gay bakery to make a traditional marriage cake. Now he may face charges.

    04/10/2015 12:33:57 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 71 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/9/15 | Kirsten Andersen
    April 9, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) Joshua Feuerstein was just trying to make a point. Now, he may face legal action, as a bakery that refused to provide him with a cake opposing same-sex marriage threatens to sue him for taking their conversation public. The bakery owner is also threatening to press charges related to the recording of the phone call. In the wake of heated national debate over whether business owners should have the right to refuse to participate in same-sex weddings that violate their religious beliefs, Feuerstein, an internet evangelist, decided to see if pro-gay business owners would give...
  • Jabs at Pelosi latest sign of friction in Dem ranks

    04/09/2015 11:19:37 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 10, 2015 | Mike Emanuel
    [ .... " Bayh, though, suggested the friction now could give way to better times soon for Democrats. I do think with a new president, potentially new leaders, certainly for Democrats in the Senate --who knows about the House -- there may be a season for governing where people might actually find more common ground,starting all over with a blank sheet of paper, Bayh said. That would be a good thing for the country.
  • Blacks Lose Ground under Obama - And Republicans should remind them

    04/10/2015 1:27:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    National Review ^ | April 10, 2015 | Deroy Murdock Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/416735/blacks-lose-ground-under-o
    As a declared presidential candidate, Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) should generate even bigger headlines when he addresses black audiences, as he has at Howard University and other venues. When he was executive of mainly Democratic Milwaukee County, Governor Scott Walker (R., Wis.) appealed to black voters; his reelection majorities consistently increased. These and other Republicans should ask black Americans for their votes from now through November 2016. They should do so by challenging blacks to ask themselves an honest question: What, exactly, have you gained by handing Obama 95 percent of your votes in 2008 and 93 percent in...
  • Why Hillary Clinton's Campaign Frightens Democrats

    04/10/2015 4:58:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 67 replies
    New Republic ^ | April 10, 2015 | Brian Beutler
    ...It may even be the case that some of these Democrats with rattled nerves are less anxious about Clintons prowess against Republicans than about the fact that all of the partys hopes now rest on her shoulders. Her campaign has become a single point of failure for Democratic politics. If she wins in 2016, she wont ride into office with big congressional supermajorities poised to pass progressive legislation. But if she loses, it will be absolutely devastating for liberalism.Hillary Clinton, who reportedly will announce her candidacy this weekend, is such a prohibitive favorite to win the Democratic presidential nomination that...
  • Even a North Carolina basketball Team Is Not Immune to the Lefts Meltdown over Indiana

    04/10/2015 8:09:54 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-10-15 | Brother Bob
    By now you're probably familiar with the controversy around Indiana's Religious Freedom laws. Over at The Nation, their resident sports editor, David Zirin, is always ready to find some radical leftist angle on any sports story, and this year's NCAA Final Four tournament was no exception. In the week leading up to the Final Four games, Zirin published a piece "Duke University Coach Mike Krzyzewski Is a Profile in Cowardice" demanding that a firm stand be taken by Coach K: Im only going to talk about my team and basketball and the Final Four. Just like when we get to...
  • Exclusive: Hillary Clinton to launch presidential campaign on Sunday en route to Iowa source

    04/09/2015 10:03:56 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 139 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 10, 2015 | Lauren Gambino
    Hillary Clinton is planning to officially launch her US presidential campaign on Sunday while en route to Iowa, a source familiar with the campaign has confirmed to the Guardian. The former secretary of state is scheduled to declare her second run for president on Twitter at noon eastern time on Sunday, the source told the Guardian, followed by a video and email announcement, then a series of conference calls mapping out a blitzkrieg tour beginning in Iowa and looking ahead to more early primary states. Clintons Sunday schedule is booked beginning with takeoff from New York to Iowa, where speculation...
  • Preventing Christian Persecution: A Failed Foreign Policy

    04/09/2015 5:51:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 9, 2015 | Joshua Holdenried
    At the White House Easter Prayer Breakfast this week, President Obama addressed a room full of Christian leaders. What was clearly scripted to be a general Easter address came dangerously close to political posturing. During his remarks, the President shared that, on Easter, I do reflect on the fact that as a Christian, I am supposed to love. And I have to say that sometimes when I listen to less than loving expressions by Christians, I get concerned. But that's a topic for another day. What followed was spirited laughter, as Obamas quip was largely understood as a reference to...
  • Shooting Themselves in the Foot

    04/09/2015 11:52:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 9, 2015 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    The turmoil over the efforts by the State of Indiana to make lawful the decisions by operators of public accommodations to decline their services based on their stated religious views has died down because the legislature amended the offending parts of its legislation so that the new law prohibits denying services based on sexual orientation, yet its affirmations of religious liberty are meaningless. The statute as amended last week basically states that in Indiana all persons have the right to the free exercise of their religion, and if that right clashes with any other claimed right, the courts must take...
  • Florida Set To Repeal 38-year-old Ban On Gay Adoption

    04/09/2015 7:01:38 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 83 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 8, 2015 | Gary Fineout
    Floridas nearly 40-year-old ban on gay adoption - which hasnt been enforced for the past five years - is about to be tossed out by the states Republican-controlled Legislature. But its not going without a fierce debate, including whether the state should adopt a separate law that would let private agencies use religious or moral grounds to turn away gay couples seeking to adopt children. Some Republicans say this conscience law is needed to ensure that faith-based organizations handling adoptions will keep offering their services, but other legislators have compared the measure to Indianas religious objections law and said it...
  • Obama: Ban Parents from Having Children Counseled Not to be LGBTQ+

    04/09/2015 6:57:12 AM PDT · by xzins · 318 replies
    CNS ^ | April 8, 2015
    President Barack Obama, through a statement posted Wednesday night on the White House website by adviser Valerie Jarrett, backed legislation that would ban parents from having their children counseled not to be what Jarrett called "LGBTQ+". As part of our dedication to protecting Americas youth, this Administration supports efforts to ban the use of conversion therapy for minors, Jarrett said in the White House statement. Conversion therapy generally refers to any practices by mental health providers that seek to change an individuals sexual orientation or gender identity, said the statement. Often, this practice is used on minors, who lack the...
  • Applying Lincoln to our Culture's Civil Wars

    04/09/2015 9:53:10 AM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette · 1 replies
    The Aspen Times ^ | April 9, 2015 | Melanie Sturm
    Last week, as radical Islamists slaughtered 148 Christian students at a Kenyan university, Americas faithful celebrated Easter and Passover in tranquility, demonstrating why religious liberty is not the eccentric uncle in the human-rights family its the matriarch. Yet with demonic evil spanning the globe, and religion a life-and-death matter, punishment for defending ones faith is now acceptable in America. Our live and let live ethic is increasingly imperiled. Witness the firestorm after Indiana became the 20th state to enact its version of the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act. In our morally upside-down world, we accommodate the nuclear ambitions of...
  • Cruz touts radical court-stripping scheme (Ref: Homosexual Marriage)

    04/08/2015 12:28:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show ^ | April 7, 2015 | Steve Benen
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was in Iowa yesterday, where the presidential hopeful reflected on the possibility of a Supreme Court ruling endorsing marriage equality. The far-right senator told his audience, The first thing and I think the most important thing every one of us can do, is pray. Lift up in prayer. But as the Dallas Morning News noted, thats not all Cruz said. He reiterated his vow to press for a constitutional amendment that would clarify the power of state legislatures to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. If the high court does legalize...
  • Indianas Libertarian Moment

    04/08/2015 1:48:14 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 6, 2014 | William McGurn
    The reigning assumption, of course, is that the law Gov. Mike Pence signed and then gutted after the media unleashed its fury is now exacerbating the rift between business- and libertarian-inclined Republicans who favor same-sex marriage and the social conservatives who oppose it. But is it? The reality suggests the opposite. Today the strongest arguments for protecting the right of, say, an evangelical Christian baker to decline baking a cake for a gay wedding are not coming from religious leaders or social conservatives. They are coming from libertarians, many if not most of whom themselves support same-sex marriage.
  • Pizza shop survives threats, re-opens today in Indiana

    04/08/2015 1:25:14 PM PDT · by PROCON · 46 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | April 8, 2015 | Charlie Butts
    A pizza shop owner in Indiana, who became the center of controversy in recent days, is going back to work today. Memories Pizza in Walkerton closed down temporarily, and its owners went into hiding, after homosexual activists targeted owner Kevin O'Conner and his daughter, Crystal. What crime did they commit? Crystal answered a question truthfully from a TV news reporter (see video below), telling her that Memories would serve homosexuals but would never cater a same-sex wedding. "Because of what we believe," Crystal told The Daily Mail, "we cannot condone a wedding. But anyone is welcome into this...
  • Apple, Rehabilitate Thyself

    04/07/2015 3:31:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    Just last month, Apple chief executive Tim Cook made headlines when he wrote a piece in The Washington Post, panning Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act as "very dangerous." Apple, Cook wrote, does not believe in discrimination and strives to "do business in a way that is just and fair." This month, the San Francisco Chronicle's Wendy Lee reported, Apple fired some construction workers at Apple Campus 2 in January because they had been convicted of felonies or face felony charges. Just and fair? Hardly. Apple would not respond on the record, but someone familiar with the matter said the Apple...
  • Yawning Over the Left's Pizza Bullies

    04/08/2015 4:57:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    The Old Media loathes the New Media as unreliable, but have no right to pass judgment. Increasingly, they are prone to leap into news stories based on their own liberal social media networks. Look no further than the new Indiana religious freedom law. They could not get enough of those angry tweets from Hillary Clinton and public-policy geniuses like Miley Cyrus. Based on Twitter, they touted a "growing outrage" from coast to coast and obsessed over Indiana's "bigotry" for days. Conservative social media also reacted forcefully to the Hoosier contretemps, but apparently it's too much to expect "objective" journalists to...
  • Big Bible vs. Big Business (Pro-Homosexual, anti-Conservative screed)

    04/07/2015 7:46:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Falls Church News-Press ^ | April 7, 2015 | Wayne Besen
    The battles in Arkansas and Indiana over two bogus religious freedom bills, that were thinly disguised vehicles for anti-LGBT discrimination, exposed a major rift within the Republican Party. It came down to Big Bible vs. Big Business and the concerns of social conservatives were swiftly dropped like a bad stock. (* Big Bible does not mean ALL Christians. Just the intolerant ones who reject separation of church and state and have shamelessly built a lucrative industry distorting the Bible to justify discrimination) With major corporations like Wal-Mart and Apple loudly condemning these bills, Republican lawmakers quickly retreated. Amended bills...
  • Now who's the moral majority?

    04/07/2015 2:08:09 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | April 6, 2015 | Stephanie' Coontz
    The public outrage over the "religious freedom" bills recently passed in Arkansas and Indiana caught the governors of those states completely off-guard, judging by their confused and contradictory responses. As poll watchers, they surely knew that most Americans now oppose the discriminatory laws and practices they accepted as normal only a dozen years ago. But the politicians underestimated the pushback organized by local and national businesses, including companies with no previous record of public support for social equality. They had better adjust to a new reality.
  • Christians Must Go on the Offensive Against Gay Mafia

    04/07/2015 12:42:10 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 42 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | April 7, 2015 | Stephen M. Krason
    The controversy about the Indiana religious liberty statute is a textbook example of the increasing timidity of leading Republican politicians in the face of the homosexualist movement. It is an expos of how they just cant get past the politics of the momentwhich they often poorly analyzeto see the civilizational questions that confront us in these times.
  • Leading Conservatives Call on Apple to Pull Out of Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Iran [snip]

    04/07/2015 10:03:32 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 20 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 4/7/2015 | John Hawkins
    Last week, I got together with Bruce Carroll from Gay Patriot to write a letter calling on Apple to live up to its publicly stated principles by pulling out of countries that murder their citizens for being gay. After the letter was written, we asked some other conservatives to sign on with us. A full list of signatories follows. Recently, Apple CEO Tim Cook said, Our message, to people around the country and around the world, is this: Apple is open. Open to everyone, regardless of where they come from, what they look like, how they worship or who they...
  • Frank Bruni Commands Christians to Cave on Homosexuality

    04/07/2015 9:50:01 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 52 replies
    Patheos ^ | April 4, 2015 | Owen Strachan
    e New York Times just published one of the more rough-handed pieces we’ve yet seen regarding “gay Christianity.” In “Bigotry, the Bible and the Lessons of Indiana,” opinion writer Frank Bruni takes the gloves off and seeks to bully Christians into caving on homosexuality. The column is frank, direct, and brutalizing.Let’s consider five takeaways from this striking article.1. Here’s what Bruni believes opposition to “gay Christianity” is based in: raw prejudice. He says as much: But in the end, the continued view of gays, lesbians and bisexuals as sinners is a decision. It’s a choice. It prioritizes scattered passages of ancient texts over all...
  • Gay Woman Who Donated $20 to Christian-Owned Indiana Pizzeria Reveals Why She Took Bold Stand

    04/06/2015 5:31:35 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Apr. 6, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    A gay woman who donated $20 to Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana, is speaking out about her decision to take a stand in support of all Americans right to live their lives according to their beliefs. Courtney Hoffman was one of thousands of people who donated over $842,000 to the Christian owners of the pizzeria last week after a high volume of online threats caused the business to temporarily close its doors. The outrage ensued after the owners told a local news crew that they would happily serve gay people in its restaurant, but would refuse to cater a gay...
  • Major utility to begin closing down power plants next month

    04/06/2015 3:55:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 66 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/6/15 | John Siciliano
    One of the country's largest coal utilities will begin closing power plants next month in four states, as strict federal environmental regulations begin to kick in. The company, American Electric Power, made the announcement in a notice advising employees at the electricity stations that it plans to close six power plants in Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Indiana, according to news reports. The company said it plans to shutter as much as 6,000 megawatts of power plant capacity in seven states by the start of 2016. The closures were planned as far back as 2011 to comply with new pollution...
  • Judge Andrew Napolitanos Bizarre Op-Ed on RFRAs: He argues that RFRAs are unconstitutional

    04/06/2015 9:47:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/06/2015 | Ed Whelan
    In a challenging field of competitors, Fox News Channels Andrew Napolitano has a strong entry for the most laughable legal analysis of the Indiana religious-freedom law. In an April Fools Day op-ed that he evidently means to be taken seriously, Napolitano argues that state Religious Freedom Restoration Act laws are unconstitutional. Napolitanos core claim is that the Supreme Court, in its 1997 ruling in Boerne v. Flores, ruled that the 1993 federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act is unconstitutional. In Boerne the Court ruled that Congress lacked the constitutional power to apply the federal RFRA against the states. Napolitano accurately summarizes...
  • How Much Has the RFRA Actually Hurt Mike Pence?

    04/06/2015 7:08:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/06/2015 | Brendan Bordelon
    Amid a firestorm of criticism from gay-rights activists enraged by his signing of Indianas Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), a slew of major media outlets rushed to question Governor Mike Pences future political prospects. Politico even went so far as to call it The Week Mike Pences 2016 Dreams Crumbled. Pences professional associates believe he was blindsided by the backlash, an unusual situation for the normally savvy political operator. I think he realized that there was an organized opposition, says one. But I think what he didnt fully understand or appreciate was just how well-organized, how big and well-funded that...
  • Give me a break: Look what Charles Barkley just said about Christians and homophobia

    04/05/2015 4:13:58 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 20 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 4/4/15 | Derryk Green
    When it comes to his public commentary, there are times when NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley is spot on. Then there are times when hes so far off you know he has no idea on Earth what hes talking about. Barkleys recent comments regarding the fabricated controversy over Indianas religious freedom bill is a perfect example of the latter. From the Hill Americas always had a racial problem, Barkley told CNNs Chris Cuomo late Thursday evening. Now we have a homophobic problem, he continued. Any form of discrimination, you have to check it. Barkley added that Indianas latest legislation...
  • New York Fire Dept., Diversifying Ranks, Is Set to Swear In First Lesbian Chaplain

    03/14/2015 8:47:51 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 2, 2015 | Tatiana Schlossberg
    Maybe it is her short, spiky hair, or the cigarettes, which she gives to the men repairing the wiring in her Brooklyn apartment. Maybe it is because she swears. For whatever reason, the Rev. Ann Kansfield does not fit the stereotype of a minister. Not that she is worried about meeting anyones expectations for what a clergywoman should say or do. We shouldnt have to hide ourselves or worry about being judged, Ms. Kansfield, who ministers at the Greenpoint Reformed Church, said. In her newest ministry, that self-assuredness is likely to serve her well. Ms. Kansfield, 39, is to...