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  • California Bill Would Ultimately Erase Religious Schools

    06/30/2016 8:05:28 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 21, 2016 | Holly Scheer
    People used to expect that attending something sponsored by religious organization required abiding by mores and behavior that religious body professes. There was a simple option for avoiding the ideas or practices of a belief system you donít agree with: donít frequent their space. This courteous expectation naturally applied to all religions and expressions of faith. California is now attempting to end this system of free association that allows people to define their local and religious cultures. California Senate Bill 1146 (SB 1146), which is slated for a vote Tuesday, seeks to limit the religious exemptions from federal Title IX...
  • California's state religion

    06/19/2016 3:35:33 PM PDT · by NRx · 22 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 06-19-2016 | JOEL KOTKIN
    In a state ruled by a former Jesuit, perhaps we should not be shocked to find ourselves in the grip of an incipient state religion. Of course, this religion is not actually Christianity, or even anything close to the dogma of Catholicism, but something that increasingly resembles the former Soviet Union, or present-day Iran and Saudi Arabia, than the supposed world center of free, untrammeled expression. Two pieces of legislation introduced in the Legislature last session, but not yet enacted, show the power of the new religion. One is Senate Bill 1146, which seeks to limit the historically broad exemptions...
  • Islam's War Against Buddhism

    04/27/2016 6:00:47 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 14 replies
    Frontpage ^ | Wednesday, April 04, 2007 | Dhammajarat
    ďAllahu AkbarĒ! The tinny P.A. system tore asunder the pre-dawn peace and quiet. I was jolted in my mind, almost like experiencing a car wreck, suddenly and without any warning. This totally incongruous sound intruded upon and encompassed everything, causing even the birds to rustle in the darkness.
  • The (Jerk) Boss: Springsteen

    04/12/2016 7:44:09 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 47 replies
    Politichicks ^ | 4/12/2016 | Steven Maikoski
    When Bruce Springsteen cancelled his concert in North Carolina this month because of politics, I thought ďwhat a jerk.Ē He wanted to send a message, and he wasnít concerned that his cancellation affected far more people than the issue he claimed to be protesting. It was about a new law in the state which restricted menís bathrooms to males, and womenís bathrooms to females. My god, the nerve of those Carolinians! The ďBoss,Ē or some PR flake of his, explained: ďTo my mind, itís an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the...
  • It's Little Mystery Why So Many College Students Are Illiterate

    03/29/2016 12:58:21 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies ^ | 3-29-16 | Walter Williams
    The American Council of Trustees and Alumni publishes occasional reports on what college students know. Nearly 10 percent of the college graduates surveyed thought Judith Sheindlin, TV's "Judge Judy," is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court. Less than 20 percent of the college graduates knew the effect of the Emancipation Proclamation. More than a quarter of the college graduates did not know Franklin D. Roosevelt was president during World War II; one-third did not know he was the president who spearheaded the New Deal. But it is little mystery why so many college students are illiterate, innumerate and resistant...
  • San Francisco police recite pledge to root out intolerance

    01/30/2016 9:29:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 30, 2016 12:10 PM EST | Paul Elias
    San Francisco police officers are being asked to combat racism in the ranks and take a pledge to turn in colleagues displaying intolerant behavior, such as slurs and jokes targeting people of color, gays and women. The pledge is part of a broader public relations campaign by the embattled police department to repair frayed relations with minority neighborhoods and community activists. The campaign comes amid growing tensions between police and black communities that are shaking up departments across the country and have led to the dismissal of top brass in some cities, including Chicago. Politically progressive San Francisco is not...
  • What is Cultural Marxism? (Very informative 6 min video)

    01/09/2016 8:32:53 AM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 17 replies
    Von Mises Institute ^ | 01/08/2016 | Von Mises Institute
    What is Cultural Marxism examines the origin and intention of the extreme political correctness movement sweeping western government and institutions. This six minute film provides an overview of the Frankfurt School founders of today's cultural suicide.
  • Why Can Americans No Longer Agree to Disagree?(CDB)

    12/29/2015 9:11:28 AM PST · by rktman · 62 replies ^ | 12/28/2015 | Charlie Daniels
    In all my years, living through good times and bad, war, recession, periods of great advancement, social upheaval, the eradication of catastrophic diseases and the myriad of forward leaps and backward slides in this United States of America, I have never seen a time when our population was on such adversarial footing. The problem is not just disagreement, that always has and always will exist, but it seems that in the past we were always able to find some common ground, with reasonable people on each side of an issue. Through civil discourse, and give and take, negotiations found a...
  • Roselle Park councilwoman quits over 'Christmas' tree lighting

    12/05/2015 9:42:03 AM PST · by lowbridge · 74 replies ^ | december 4, 2015 | tom haydon
    It came down to the addition of a single word for the a tree lighting ceremony, but that word carried enough significance for borough Councilwoman Charlene Storey to resign. Minutes after the council voted 4-2 Thursday night to change the name of the ceremony from A Tree Lighting to A Christmas Tree Lighting, the councilwoman-at-large, left the meeting. She later submitted her letter of resignation with the municipal clerk's office. "I cannot in good conscience continue to be part of a council that is exclusionary or to work with a Mayor who is such," Storey said in her letter. When...
  • If liberal intolerance has proven anything, it might be this...

    11/10/2015 4:52:14 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    American Irony ^ | 11-10-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • Yale students shout down professor who told them to 'look away' if offended by Halloween costumes

    11/07/2015 2:49:08 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 35 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11/07/2015 | Ollie Gillman
    ‚ÄĘDozens of Yale students encircled a professor after he said he would not stop people from wearing offensive Halloween costumes ‚ÄĘCollege master said he would not stand in the way of free speech and told offended people to 'look away' or challenge those wearing them ‚ÄĘVideo shows one young woman's fury at the professor, telling him to 'shut the f*** up' and that he should not sleep at night This video shows the moment dozens of students encircled a Yale University official and screamed at him for sending an email telling them to ignore people dressed in offensive Halloween costumes....
  • Tapper to Cruz: Are You ‚ÄėEndorsing Conservative Intolerance‚Äô by Attending Event with Activist...

    11/06/2015 7:54:02 AM PST · by Isara · 29 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 5, 2015 | Curtis Houck
    Tapper to Cruz: Are You 'Endorsing Conservative Intolerance' by Attending Event with Activist Pastor Wrapping up his interview with 2016 Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Thursday‚Äôs edition of The Lead on CNN, host Jake Tapper asked Cruz about the upcoming National Religious Liberties Conference he‚Äôs attending in Iowa this weekend and if Cruz is ‚Äúendorsing conservative intolerance‚ÄĚ since its organized by an activist pastor named Kevin Swanson. Tapper arrived at his concluding question by providing background on Swanson and what he described as a history of ‚Äúvery inflammatory things about gays and lesbians‚ÄĚ that included calls for Christians to...
  • Univ of California considering recognizing a ďrightĒ to be ďfree from Ö expressions of intoleranceĒ

    09/11/2015 3:52:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    The Washington Post's The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | September 11, 2015 | Eugene Volokh
    Here is a proposed policy that the Regents of the University of Californiaís Committee on Education Policy will be discussing next Thursday: Office of the President TO MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION POLICY: DISCUSSION ITEM For Meeting of September 17, 2015 THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIAíS STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES AGAINST INTOLERANCE BACKGROUND The Regents are strongly committed to a University community that upholds the core principles of respect, inclusion, academic freedom, and the free and open exchange of ideas. Accordingly, as discussed at the July Regents meeting, a statement reflecting these principles has been developed and is...
  • That's Not Funny Today's College Students Can't Seem To Take A Joke

    08/10/2015 8:50:55 AM PDT · by OddLane · 29 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 2015 | Caitlan Flanagan
    hree comics sat around a cafť table in the chilly atrium of the Minneapolis Convention Center, talking about how to create the cleanest possible set. ďDonít do whatís in your gut,Ē Zoltan Kaszas said. ďBetter safe than sorry,Ē Chinedu Unaka offered. Feraz Ozel mused about the first time heíd ever done stand-up: three minutes on giving his girlfriend herpes and banging his grandma. That was out. This was not a case of professionals approaching a technical problem as an intellectual exercise. Money was riding on the answer. They had come to Minneapolis in the middle of a brutal winter for...
  • Bad news from Mr. Sulu: Clarence Thomas is a ďclown in blackfaceĒ

    07/02/2015 4:33:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Hot ^ | July 2, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via the Free Beacon, I think it was Dan McLaughlin of Red State who tweeted after last week‚Äôs SSM decision was released, ‚ÄúNow the contest begins to see who‚Äôll be the angriest winner.‚ÄĚ His point was that, for a movement that‚Äôs been unstoppable culturally over the past 10 years, there‚Äôs a curiously strong impulse towards nastiness in some lefties‚Äô reaction to each new victory. With this remark from George Takei, I think it‚Äôs safe to say the contest is now over. Takei‚Äôs overreacting to a point Thomas made in response to Kennedy‚Äôs idea that state recognition of gay marriage is...
  • George Takei's Racist Rant: Clarence Thomas Is a 'Clown in Black Face'

    07/02/2015 8:49:06 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 102 replies
    George Takei unleashed a racist rant against Clarence Thomas, sneering that the Supreme Court justice is a "clown in blackface." The Star Trek actor on Monday fumed, "[Thomas] is a clown in blackface sitting on the Supreme Court. He gets me that angry. He doesn't belong there." Talking to a local Fox affiliate in Phoenix, Takei snarled that the second African American on the Supreme Court is unqualified: "This man does not belong on the Supreme Court. He is an embarrassment. He is a disgrace to America."
  • Gay men blow kisses, taunting guy in ĎAsk Me About Jesusí shirt; watch his reaction

    06/29/2015 6:09:55 PM PDT · by Jacvin · 54 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 6/29/2015 | Michael Dorstewitz
    The Supreme Courtís decision Friday that same sex marriages are constitutionally guaranteed hasnít brought the love out from the left ó itís brought out their hate. And itís disgusting. Jeffrey Luscombe, who describes himself as a gay, Canadian freelance writer, thought it was humorous when a black man, wearing an ďAsk Me About JesusĒ sweatshirt, was blown kisses by a group of men as he tried to make his way through a gay pride event.
  • The Fix is In

    06/06/2015 7:48:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | June 6, 2015 | Steve Deace
    When in the course of human events it becomes clear that government apparatchiks and Rainbow Jihad trolls (apologies for the redundancy) are colluding to shut down businesses that make cake, it might be time to ask what sort of flowers we should plant on Americaís grave. That would be if that brood of vipers wasnít also coming after the florists. Sorry, theyíre closed, too, due to an overabundance of tolerance and such. Just remember, kids, destroying marriage wasnít going to change a thing except to turn up the love a little louder. Well, Aaron and Melissa Klein have had more...
  • Saudi Meeting on Combating Religious Intolerance Happening Near Blasphemy Flogging Site

    06/05/2015 6:01:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 5, 2015 | 4:12 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    Amid criticism over Saudi Arabiaís hosting of an international conference on combating intolerance and discrimination based on religion or belief, two U.S. lawmakers have introduced a resolution calling for the global repeal of blasphemy laws, citing the kingdom as an especially egregious offender. The bill, introduced by Reps. Joseph Pitts (R-Pa.) and Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) states that ďSaudi Arabia has used criminal charges of blasphemy to suppress discussion and debate and silence dissidents.Ē [Ö] Less than a mile-and-a-half away from the scene of the flogging (of Raif Badawi), the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Wednesday and Thursday this...
  • University Launches Insult-Reporting System That Records Offendersí Social Security Numbers

    05/14/2015 12:00:29 PM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 14, 2015 | Katherine Timpf
    The University of Colorado-Boulder has launched an online system where students can report people who make ďhurtful statementsĒ ó and itís so intense that it even asks for offendersí Social Security numbers. This ďBias Incident ReportingĒ system is intended to ďaddress the impact of demeaning and hurtful statements as well as acts of intolerance directed towards protected classes,Ē according to the schoolís website.
  • Black Panther Leaders Say More White People Need to Get Hurt [semi-satire]

    05/09/2015 1:02:42 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 20 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 May 2015 | John Semmens
    Spokesmen for the New Black Panther Party called for actions designed to "put the hurt on white people" as a means for "addressing centuries of oppression of Black folks." Former national chairman of the New Black Panther Party and current national president of Black Lawyers for Justice, Malik Zulu Shabazz, urged Baltimore rioters to "strike back in self-defense against the police. The Mayor invited the victims of oppression to take revenge and reparations against the society that has harmed them. Those who stand in the way have no one to blame but themselves if they get hurt." New Black Panther...
  • Trigger Warning: College Kids Are Human Veal

    05/04/2015 1:07:05 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 15 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 30, 2015 | Nick Gillespie
    Every time we seem to have reached peak insanity when it comes to the intellectually constipated and socially stultifying atmosphere on todayís college campuses, some new story manages to reveal vast new and untapped reservoirs of ridiculousness. In a world of trigger warnings, microaggressions, and official apologies featuring misgendered pronouns that start a whole new round of accusations, wonders never cease. So when í60s-radical-turned-Reagan-fanboy David Horowitz shows up at University of North Carolina to equate Islam with terrorism for the thousandth time, the student body gets the vapors, tries to shut him down, and creates the hashtag #notsafeUNC. When a...
  • ĎTolerantí Liberals Start Insulting Bruce Jenner When He Says Heís Conservative

    04/28/2015 8:23:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/28/2015 | by KATHERINE TIMPF
    During his interview with Diane Sawyer that aired on Friday night, Bruce Jenner revealed that heís questioned his gender identity his whole life, that heís considered suicide, and that he took hormones for the first time in the 1980s ó about 30 years ago and before he decided to marry his most recent wife, Kris Jenner. But nothing shocked the public quite like his admission that he ó gasp! ó thinks the Constitution is important! The subject of politics came up after Sawyer asked him how he felt about Obama being the first president to use the word ďtransgenderĒ...
  • The Johns Hopkins Chick-fil-A Ban and the Coming Gay-Marriage Witch Hunt

    04/25/2015 8:01:12 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/22/2015 | ANDREW GUERNSEY
    A new spirit of intolerance has arisen on the Johns Hopkins University campus, and conservative Christians are the targets. The JHU student governmentís vote this week to ban any hypothetical future Chick-fil-A outlet from campus because of the company ownerís support for traditional marriage, coming on the heels of the JHU Spring Fairís censorship of a pro-life fetal-model display as ďdisturbingĒ and ďtriggering,Ē sends a clear message that students who disagree with liberal orthodoxy are not welcome on the Hopkins campus. The student governmentís vote went beyond merely expressing support for same-sex marriage. The Chick-fil-A ban seeks to introduce unprecedented...
  • Why ďProgressivesĒ Favor the State Over Society

    03/18/2015 6:14:22 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | March 18, 2015 | JOHN M. GRONDELSKI
    The New York Times was abuzz March 5.¬†The board of trustees of South Carolina¬ís Erskine College¬óa small, liberal arts college historically associated with the Presbyterian church¬óhad issued a statement declaring that the school considered ‚Äúall sexual activity outside the covenant of marriage [as] sinful and therefore ultimately destructive of the parties involved.¬Ē Not only did the trustees affirm what has been standard Christian belief and practice since ¬Ö well, the beginning of Christianity, but they even stated: ¬ďAs a Christian academic community, and in light of our institutional mission, members of the Erskine community are expected to follow the...
  • Madonna: Atmosphere of intolerance in Europe 'feels like Nazi Germany'

    02/26/2015 5:34:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 73 replies ^ | 2/26/15 | staff
    Internationally-recognized pop music sensation Madonna on Thursday said anti-Semitism and "growing intolerance" in Europe, and especially in France, has reached a level that "feels like Nazi Germany." During an interview with Europe 1 radio that is set to be aired in-full on Friday morning, the pop diva said "anti-Semitism is at an all-time high," in France and Europe. Setting aside a fall off stage during her performance at a Brit Awards, the 56-year-old star expressed her concern over the "climate of extreme fear" that has surfaced across the European continent, and which she likened to the era during the rise...
  • Intolerance in the DNA

    02/08/2015 10:48:27 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/08/15 | Dian
    Dangerous in a world that is so interconnected-where evil spreads in the blink of an eye, the click of a mouse. ďWhile Christianity fought against its inner evil, removing it from its soul, Islam has not.Ē President Barak Obama spoke of intolerance at the National Prayer Breakfast February 5. He fears a backlash toward the more than 1.5 billion Muslims in the world after the release of the video of the burning alive of Jordanian pilot Muath Al-Kasaesbeh by ISIS. And the beheadings of journalists and other Westerners. And the news of Boko Haram and the Yazidis; the mass murder...
  • The Persecution of Gordon College: Under Attack Even When Agreeing With Elizabeth Warren

    02/02/2015 8:04:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/02/2015 | David French
    In the new climate of liberal intolerance, conservative Christians canít even find refuge by agreeing with Elizabeth Warren. Just ask Michael Lindsay, president of Gordon College. On July 1, 2014, he signed a letter to President Obama ó writing as an individual rather than in his institutional capacity ó exercising his most basic First Amendment right to ďpetition the government for a redress of grievances.Ē The letter, signed by a number of Christian leaders and scholars ó including the CEO of Catholic Charities and Rick Warren, famous pastor of Saddleback Church ó dealt with the presidentís then-imminent executive order banning...
  • ĎAmerican Sniper': Intolerance Burns Inside the Left Like a Poison

    01/24/2015 8:11:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 91 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/24/15 | John Nolte
    In a Weekly Standard piece titled, ďThe ĎAmerican Sniperí Freakout: Why the Left Canít Tolerate This Movie,Ē Mark Hemingway does a fine job of breaking down exactly why the Left either hates ďAmerican SniperĒ or is dishonestly claiming it is a left-wing movie. Itís a thorough, must-read that perfectly lays out the case. Outside the context of the film itself, there is an additional reason the Left canít tolerate Eastwoodís masterpiece: every act of apostasy, even one, must be punished. The Left cannot tolerate dissent. If just one thing sneaks through the institutions the Left is desperate to hold a...
  • Plano petition drive succeeds, Houston awaits day in court

    01/21/2015 12:54:01 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 13 replies
    Baptist Pressd ^ | January 21, 2015 | Bonnie Pritchett
    PLANO, Texas (BP) -- Plano Citizens United, a coalition of churches and civic leaders, cleared the first hurdle this week in rescinding a city ordinance that legal experts said would stymie free speech and religious liberty, while opponents of a similar ordinance in Houston prepare to take their fight to court. With no preexisting ministerial alliance in place, Plano churches were caught unprepared when the city council, led by Mayor Harry LaRosilier, passed an ordinance Dec. 8 creating a protected class of citizen based on sexual orientation and gender identity. With help from the Houston pastors' coalition, opposition to the...
  • The silence of the sheep

    01/18/2015 12:15:22 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 6 replies ^ | 1-18-15 | DUSTIN SIGGINS
    As France recovers from last weekís terrorist attacks against the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, the Western world, including journalists and social media spectators across the political spectrum, are rallying around freedom of speech Ė even offensive speech. While they are rightly united in the conviction that objectionable expression should be safe from violent retaliation, it is increasingly clear that the freedom of speech often works only at that bare minimum ó protecting us from imprisonment and decapitation by governments, but not from social and economic destruction by our fellow Americans, including government officials. Take the case of Kelvin Cochran, Atlantaís...
  • Protecting a Tolerant Society Against the Intolerance: A New --- and Old --- Challenge

    01/16/2015 6:20:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | January 16, 2015 | Michael Barone
    How far should a tolerant society tolerate intolerance? It's a difficult issue, one without any entirely satisfactory answer. And it's a current issue in the days after 40 world leaders and the U.S. ambassador to France marched together in Paris against the jihadist Muslim murderers who targeted the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. English-speaking peoples, to use Winston Churchill's phrase, have been dealing with this problem off and on for 300 years. In the late 17th century, most of continental Europe had established state churches and prohibited or disfavored other worship. England had an established church but also tolerated other...
  • Franceís Multiculturalist Agenda Makes Jews Pack Their Bags

    01/09/2015 6:11:14 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01-06-2014 | Ryan Girdusky
    Daily Caller Franceís Multiculturalist Agenda Makes Jews Pack Their Bags 4:50 PM 01/06/2015 Ryan Girdusky Political Consultant As more French Jews face anti-Semitic attacks, many are leaving for Israel. Most of the attacks have come from Muslims, whether immigrants or French-born, many of whom have not assimilated into French society Ė if not rejecting French society entirely. Compounding the dangerous situation, Franceís left-wing government refuses to acknowledge the scope of this crisis, apparently more afraid of losing Muslim votes they depend on than in defending Franceís half-million Jews. Israelís Ministry of Immigrant Absorption is expecting ďLittle ParisĒ neighborhoods to pop...
  • Kristof: We "Have To Be Careful Not To Respond To Intolerance of Jihadis With Our Own Intolerance"

    01/08/2015 1:33:04 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 97 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 8, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof warns "we have to be very, very careful not to engage in religious profiling and to recognize that one can't blame 1.6 billion adherents of this vast and complex religion." "One can't blame this event on all of them. One has to acknowledge that the Taliban folks who is shot Malala [Yousafzai] are one element of Islam and Malala herself is another. And this is a religion that contains multitudes," Kristof said Thursday afternoon on CNN. Kristof also warned of society's tendacy to "otherize" people. "I think we have a tendency to otherize people,...
  • 33 Examples of Intolerant Liberalism in 2014

    12/26/2014 8:39:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/26/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    2014 may be remembered as the year of intolerant liberalism, also dubbed the new intolerance, dogmatic liberalism and illiberal liberalism.In no particular order, here are 33 examples of intolerant liberalism in 2014:1. "Duck Dynasty"The year began with a controversy surrounding the popular television show Duck Dynasty. In January, A&E announced the reinstatement of Phil Robertson after he was initially suspended from the show for controversial remarks about homosexuality.2. HHS Continues to Force Americans to Support Products for Which They Have Ethical ObjectionsEven after a repudiation from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Obama administration has continued its effort to force some...
  • More 'Tolerance' From Stalinist Universities

    12/19/2014 12:13:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | December 19, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Honestly, sometimes leftist thought police surprise even me, not so much with their unreasonableness, extremism and tyrannical tactics but with their brazenness in openly showing who they are. Each new day's headlines trump yesterday's. A few weeks ago, Fox News' Todd Starnes reported on a Marquette University student's encounter with his ethics instructor. The professor, Cheryl Abbate, was leading her "Theory of Ethics" class in a discussion about the application of philosophical theories to controversial political issues. Among the issues listed on the blackboard were gay rights, gun rights and the death penalty. Professor Abbate removed gay rights from the...
  • VIDEO: Muslim Fast-Food Worker Has Shocking Reaction to Someone Ordering Bacon

    12/14/2014 7:59:39 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 101 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 12DEC2014 | Staff Writer
    Ah, the joys of tolerance. Sydney, Australia has begun to learn them after opening several Muslim-friendly restaurants that serve only halal food that is permissible to be eaten under Shariah law. One of those restaurants is featured in this video of a Muslim man who completely loses it when a customer, apparently unaware that he was in a halal-only KFC, asked for bacon on his sandwich. The video shows the KFC employee yelling ó screaming, really ó about being recorded. He also threatens the customer. Apparently he really, really doesnít like the word ďbacon.Ē Great customer service at those halal-only...
  • AP Warns Black Friday Means 'Perfect Storm' of Gun Buying

    11/26/2014 6:28:55 AM PST · by rktman · 53 replies ^ | 11/26/2014 | Tim Graham
    The liberals at Associated Press have a special reason to freak out over Black Friday: itís a huge day for gun sales, and the background-checks system is severely tested. AP writer Nick Stroud even found space for the noting itís a ďperfect storm,Ē like the disastrous ship-sinking movie. The volume of sales means some purchasers ďbeat the system,Ē meaning there are only three business days for a background check:
  • Christian ministers told to perform gay 'weddings' or face jail time

    10/20/2014 2:02:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    cna ^ | October 20, 2014
    Donald and Evelyn Knapp at the Hitching Post Wedding Chapel in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Photo courtesy of Alliance Defending Freedom. Boise. Idaho, Oct 20, 2014 / 12:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Two Christian ministers in Coeur d‚ÄôAlene, Idaho, could face legal punishment or be forced to sell their nearly 100-year-old wedding chapel for declining to perform same-sex ‚Äúwedding‚ÄĚ ceremonies. ‚ÄúMany have denied that pastors would ever be forced to perform ceremonies that are completely at odds with their faith, but that‚Äôs what is happening here ‚Äď and it‚Äôs happened this quickly,‚ÄĚ Jeremy Tedesco, senior legal counsel with the legal group Alliance...
  • Can Liberalism Be Saved From Itself?

    10/09/2014 11:34:50 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 30 replies
    Sam Harris blog ^ | Oct. 7, 2014 | Sam Harris
    The most controversial thing I said was: ďWe have to be able to criticize bad ideas, and Islam is the Mother lode of bad ideas.Ē This statement has been met with countless charges of ďbigotryĒ and ďracismĒ online and in the media. But imagine that the year is 1970, and I said: ďCommunism is the Mother lode of bad ideas.Ē How reasonable would it be to attack me as a ďracistĒ or as someone who harbors an irrational hatred of Russians, Ukrainians, Chinese, etc. This is precisely the situation I am in. My criticism of Islam is a criticism of...
  • Princeton Professor: Cultural Elite Can No Longer Tolerate Christians (Video)

    09/28/2014 10:34:44 AM PDT · by blueyon · 30 replies
    TheDC ^ | 9/28/14 | Ginni Thomas
    Last May, one of the most influential conservative and religious intellectual leader in America gave a somber speech in Washington, declaring it to be ďGood Friday in America for Christians.Ē In this exclusive two part video interview, Princetonís Robert P. George admitted, ďthat was a hard speech to give.Ē ďChristians, and those rejecting the me-generation liberal dogma of Ďif it feels good do it,í are no longer tolerable by the intellectual and cultural elite,Ē says George, 59, director of the James Madison program at Princeton University. Citing the political witch hunt....
  • (Israeli)Rabbinical court prevents (American-Israeli)teen girl from leaving Israel

    09/19/2014 5:41:14 AM PDT · by patlin · 27 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | Sept 11, 2014 | Melanie Lidman
    An American-Israeli woman is fighting for her daughterís right to leave Israel after her ex-husband filed a case in the Rabbinical Court on September 4 demanding visitation rights. The child in question, a 13-year-old named Inbar, or Amber Hope Layman, cannot leave Israel during the legal proceedings, and her mother promises to ďraise hellĒ in order to bring her home. The mother, Danielle Layman, currently lives in Kansas and is married to an American, Jeremy Layman. She left Shahar Abecassis, Inbarís father, in 2003. Danielle Layman said Shahar was abusive and made threats on Inbarís life, and that she had...
  • Braleyís ďChickens OutĒ Demand Mars Senate Bid

    08/12/2014 9:20:12 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Aug 2014 | John Semmens
    Iowaís Democratic nominee for the US Senate Bruce Braleyís hissy fit over a neighborís chickens may derail his electoral chances in this farm state. The trouble started when Braley espied a few of neighbor Pauline Hamptonís pet chickens strutting around the yard of his vacation home in the town of Brooklyn and filed a complaint with the home owners association. In an attempt to be neighborly, Hampton proffered a gift of a dozen freshly laid eggs, but Bruce Braley would have none of it. ďI canít be bought off so cheaply,Ē Braley angrily asserted. ďIím a candidate for the United...
  • Apology to an Anti-Chicken Bigot

    07/18/2014 4:12:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | July 18, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Every now and then I make a mistake and have to issue a public apology. Today, I am in the position of having to write a highly embarrassing apology to Brice Horton who was the subject of my recent column "Horton Hears the Who" and my not-so-recent column "Expel Brice Horton." My apology is largely motivated by Mr. Horton's recent threat to sue me for defamation of character. That written threat follows in unedited form: "Mr. Adams, I would appreciate it if you would delete your posts about me. My roommate is an attorney and says that we could go...
  • Why are there more scandals these days?

    06/05/2014 7:40:13 AM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette · 20 replies
    The Aspen Times (CO) ^ | June 5, 2014 | Melanie Sturm
    ďIím not young enough to know everything,Ē Oscar Wilde observed, as if reflecting on the Great Commencement Speaker Flap of 2014. However, Jimi Hendrix was young when he offered advice that todayís college students should heed ó ďknowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.Ē Unmindful that earned wisdom is derived from asking the right questions ó not identifying the wrong answers ó too many students graduate into a complex and conflict-riddled world without the insights that come from the clash of opposing viewpoints. Is it surprising then, that so many intractable problems plague our society, like military veterans dying from government-provided health...
  • Our World of Persecution and Intolerance

    05/21/2014 12:58:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | May 21, 2014 | Doug Bandow
    The 21st century is supposed to be a time of liberal enlightenment. But the reality looks very different. Instead of a world of mutual understanding and tolerance, people around the globe face spreading violence and human rights abuses. Religious persecution continues to rise. The latest report from the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom documents the worst manifestations of this attack on the most basic liberty of conscience. Now in its 15th year, the Commission reflected on the importance of religious freedom, which ďmeans the right of all human beings to think as they please, believe or not believe...
  • Study rejected for publication because it was 'less than helpful' to the climate cause

    05/16/2014 11:47:16 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 41 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | May 16th 2014 | Ben Spencer
    A scientific study which suggests global warming has been exaggerated was rejected by a respected journal because it might fuel climate scepticism, it was claimed last night. The alarming intervention, which raises fears of ĎMcCarthyistí pressure for environmental scientists to conform, came after a reviewer said the research was Ďless than helpfulí to the climate cause. Professor Lennart Bengtsson, a research fellow at the University of Reading and one of five authors of the study, said he suspected that intolerance of dissenting views on climate science was preventing his paper from being published. If he and his four co-authors are...
  • The Lavender Nazis (Saturbray)

    05/17/2014 8:20:51 AM PDT · by bray · 20 replies ^ | 5/17/14 | bray
    Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, Isiah 61:1 As a proud homophobe it is time to speak out about the thuggish tactics the Lavender Nazis have decided to take. They have parlayed their special victim status into army intent on destroying the moral foundation of America. When you are subject to losing your job, your career and even your ability to have a bank account if...
  • Liberals: Exempt from Scrutiny - as long as you say the right things

    05/06/2014 2:00:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | May 6, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    It doesnít matter if you belong to the 0.1 percent as long as you say the right things. The qualifications of a Tommy ďDudeĒ Vietor or Ben Rhodes that placed them in the Situation Room during Obama-administration crises were not years of distinguished public service, military service, prior elected office, a string of impressive publications, an academic career, previous diplomatic postings, or any of the usual criteria that have placed others at the nerve center of America in times of crisis. Their trajectory was based on yeoman partisan PR work, and largely on being young, hip, and well connected politically....
  • Hollywood celebrity looks forward to religion being treated like racism

    04/09/2014 3:40:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Protect the Pope ^ | 4/9/2014 | M Donnelly
    <p>Ďas time goes on, weirdly, Iím growing less liberal. Iím more like, ĎNo, religion is ruining the world, you need to stop!í.</p>