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  • Obama's Lawyer: Religious Institutions May Lose Tax-Exempt Status If Court Rules For Gay Marriage

    04/28/2015 5:01:40 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 110 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/28/15 | Joel Gehrke
    Religious institutions could be at risk of losing their tax-exempt status due to their beliefs about marriage if the Supreme Court holds that gay couples have a constitutional right to wed, President Obama’s attorney acknowledged to the Supreme Court today. “It’s certainly going to be an issue,” Solicitor General Donald Verrilli replied when Justice Samuel Alito asked if schools that support the traditional definition of marriage would have to be treated like schools that once opposed interracial marriage. “I don’t deny that.”
  • Puffed-up Leftist Tyranny Punishes Dissenters

    04/28/2015 5:24:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Forget for a moment the ever-failing economy, the implosion of our foreign policy coherence, and our virtually unilateral withdrawal in the war on terror under Barack Obama's presidency. If liberty lovers don't start fighting back soon, we'll forfeit our freedom of thought and religious expression under the assault of fascist leftist activists in our culture. Let's just look at two of the many recent events that should have us very concerned. As you may have guessed, they revolve around the controversial matter of same-sex marriage. At the outset, let me say that this issue is no longer about same-sex marriage...
  • Hillary Clinton: ‘Religious beliefs’ against abortion ‘have to be changed’

    04/27/2015 10:17:15 AM PDT · by NRx · 57 replies
    Life Site ^ | 04-24-2015 | Ben Johnson
    NEW YORK CITY, April 24, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Speaking to an influential gathering in New York City on Thursday, Hillary Clinton declared that “religious beliefs” that condemn "reproductive rights," “have to be changed.” “Yes, we've cut the maternal mortality rate in half, but far too many women are still denied critical access to reproductive health,” Hillary told the Women in the World Summit yesterday. Liberal politicians use “reproductive health” as a blanket term that includes abortion. However, Hillary's reference echoes National Organization for Women (NOW) president Terry O’Neill's op-ed from last May that called abortion “an essential measure to prevent...
  • Ted Cruz @Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition Summit

    04/25/2015 11:03:06 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 7 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | April 25 2016 | Ted Cruz
    Ted Cruz remarks to the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition Spring Summit.
  • Consciously Sidelining Ourselves

    04/24/2015 5:26:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    Though Wal-Mart remains fixed in the American conscience as Sam Walton's business, it is less and less that. Walton was folksy and relatable to the Americans who shopped at Wal-Mart. Everyone could imagine Sam Walton shopping there, too. But over the years, Wal-Mart's management has passed out of the direct hands of Walton's family. A few of the Walton clan remain on the Wal-Mart board of directors, but now its board also includes Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo!, and Kevin Systrom, the CEO of Instagram. One would be hard pressed to imagine either as regular shoppers at Wal-Mart. For...
  • To Protect Religious Freedom, Republicans Attempt Historic Move Against D.C.

    04/22/2015 6:04:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 4/22/15 | Kelsey Harkness
    A powerful congressional committee last night passed a measure to kill one of two controversial pieces of legislation from taking effect in the District of Columbia, moving closer to acting out a historic power play against a bill that critics believe infringes on religious liberty.Opponents of the bill, called the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act, say it prevents schools and organizations in the nation’s capital from operating in accordance to their moral and religious beliefs.If lawmakers are successful in overturning the bill, it would be the first time in more than two decades that Congress has undone Washington, D.C., law.“We think...
  • San Francisco Priest Who Defied Tyrants

    04/22/2015 7:23:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Terry Jeffrey
    Every San Franciscan -- and every friend of freedom -- should learn about Eugene Fahy, a native of Northern California who took a stand against tyrants and never backed down. Born in San Mateo in 1911 and educated at Saint Ignatius and the University of San Francisco, Fahy was a brilliant man who left behind indisputable proof of his eloquence and courage. He could have been a prince of the city, one of San Francisco's most prominent and prosperous men. Instead he took a vow of poverty and devoted his life to God. He joined the Jesuits, went to China,...
  • “When they come to destroy your business because you are pro-traditional family”

    04/21/2015 8:23:18 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 32 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    When some homosexual couple comes to your Christian business for services at their immoral event, don’t panic. Go ahead and take their business! Then explain what is going to happen next.
  • IBM Warns Louisiana Over 'Religious Freedom' Bill [LGBT Mafia Hijacks American Corporations]

    04/17/2015 12:19:00 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 63 replies
    CNN ^ | April 17, 2015 | Charles Riley
    IBM Warns Louisiana Over 'Religious Freedom' Bill By Charles Riley IBM has sent a letter to the governor of Louisiana warning that a pending religious freedom bill would create a hostile environment for the tech company's employees. "A bill that legally protects discrimination based on same-sex marriage status will create a hostile environment for our current and prospective employees, and is antithetical to our company's values," IBM vice president James Driesse wrote in a letter to Gov. Bobby Jindal. "IBM will find it much harder to attract talent to Louisiana if this bill is passed and enacted into law," Driesse...
  • Involuntary Servitude Returns to America

    04/16/2015 3:06:58 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 4-16-15 | Jack Golbert
    A confession: Many years ago, I was an ultra-left liberal, a Marxist, in fact. As a newly minted attorney at law in New York, I joined the ACLU and volunteered serve as one of their lawyers. About six weeks later, they asked me to represent an American Nazi accused of inciting to riot. I refused. They were mightily put off, horrified in fact. They remonstrated. “But he has a right to counsel.” I said, “Maybe so, but he doesn’t have a right to me. I’m protected by the Thirteenth Amendment.” (The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary...
  • A Way Out for Christian Wedding Businesses?

    04/17/2015 10:14:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Radical activists in the gay community have put pedal to the metal to force gay acceptance from Christians -- making not only their position but also their tactics anti-Christian. They are deliberately targeting the Christian wedding industry -- the cakemakers, the caterers, the quaint bed-and-breakfast owners, and the like. They are headhunting Christians who refuse their business on moral grounds by slapping them with lawsuits or "human rights" complaints. Fascists would appreciate these tactics. Everyone witnessed the national shaming and death threats that came to Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana, because the owners declined to cater a gay "wedding" --...
  • Can the US Have Both Religious Freedom and Gay Marriage? Louisiana Bill Shows Way Forward

    04/15/2015 9:12:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/15/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    A Louisiana bill seeks to balance gay marriage with the religious freedom of those who oppose it. The "Marriage and Conscience Act," sponsored by Rep. Mike Johnson, R-Bossier City, would prevent the state from punishing people for actions they take regarding marriage due to their religious or moral convictions. The core section of the law states: "Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, this state shall not take any adverse action against a person, wholly or partially, on the basis that such person acts in accordance with a religious belief or moral conviction about the institution of marriage." Even though...
  • Ironic: Feminists Rally to the Bimbo Destroyer.

    04/13/2015 2:49:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 13, 2015 | Shawn Mitchell
    More philosophy from my Facebook. The last item might be the most provocative. Ironic. Feminists are going to rally around the woman who oversaw the slander and destruction of other women to suppress her meal ticket hubby's "bimbo eruptions." The sleazy, cynical lust for power certainly knows no gender barriers. Obama assures us he has a tight handle on the Mullah's nuclear shenanigans. This from the same guy who claims to learn what mischief his cabinet heads are up to from watching the news. 8-ish year old kid ready for the soccer game. His dad fogs him with a spray-can...
  • The $20,000 gold Apple Watch Edition sold out in China in less than an hour

    04/10/2015 4:56:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/10/2015 | Joshua Barrie
    The Apple Watch Edition has already sold out in China — and it took less than an hour for the most luxurious gold version of the device, which reportedly costs Ą126,800 ($20,000) to get completely snapped up. Today, Apple put the Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch, and Edition up for pre-order in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, and China. Customers can now try on and buy the watches, but the company says people won't get them until weeks later in the UK — elsewhere, it could be longer. Relatively few will actually walk out of...
  • 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 shouldn’t 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...
  • The Long Retreat in the Culture War

    04/10/2015 10:53:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 10, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    The Republican rout in the Battle of Indianapolis provides us with a snapshot of the correlation of forces in the culture wars. Faced with a corporate-secularist firestorm, Gov. Mike Pence said Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act would not protect Christian bakers or florists who refuse their services to same-sex weddings. And the white flag went up again. Politics follows culture. And the cultural revolution of the '60s is triumphant. Traditional Christianity, driven out of schools and the public square, is being whipped back into the churches and told to stay there. America has gone over to the revolution. Looking back,...
  • Shocking Primetime Balance on CBS

    04/10/2015 4:47:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 10, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Conservatives know what to expect when the networks create shows about lawyers. From "L.A. Law" to "Ally McBeal," we've observed countless crusading liberal protagonists confront and defeat conniving corporate executives and other corrupt establishment villains. This seemed to describe "The Good Wife" on CBS over the past five years. But something interesting has happened over the past few weeks. Producers have introduced a wealthy conservative character named Reese Dipple, who engages seasoned liberal lawyer Diane Lockhart on the hot-button social issues of the day. As they say on cable TV, you won't believe what happens next. This debate began because...
  • Too Soon to Go Full Totalitarian

    04/10/2015 4:19:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 10, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    The gay rights movement has tended to be a well-choreographed stage production over the last number of decades. Over time, behind the scenes, they pushed hard for gay characters in film and television. They pushed gay actors out of the closet and encouraged celebrations of diversity. A population that, according to the census, makes up less than 10 percent of the nation, gives the impression that it represents at least a quarter of the population. Many Americans are surprised by how few gay Americans there actually are. To its credit, the gay rights movement has worked hard to shift culture...
  • Reuters poll: Majority says businesses don't have right to refuse service based on religious beliefs

    04/09/2015 7:01:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Reuters via Hotair ^ | 04/09/2015 | Reuters posted by AllahPundit
    <p>Of fully 40 different demographic subgroups measured, the only one in which more people think businesses should have that right than shouldn’t is Republicans. And even among Republicans, it’s only a plurality who say so. There were no clear majorities for the right to refuse service on religious grounds among any group tested.</p>
  • 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 Obama’s quip was largely understood as a reference to...
  • Shooting Themselves in the Foot

    04/09/2015 11:52:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 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...
  • 'BELTWAY CONSERVATIVE' SPIN ASIDE, REPUBLICANS CAVED ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM LAST WEEK ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

    04/09/2015 3:22:43 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 21 replies
    4/9/2015 | Self
    Let me start by saying "God Bless You" to all the parties I mention in this post. I sincerely wish peace and serenity, sanity and sobriety in the lives of everyone. I get a sense from emails I've received and comments on radio talks shows etc. etc. that the old "Beltway Conservative" machine is revved up to portray Republican politicians who have caved to the bad guys as good guys. I heard Mark Levin speak of Governor Mike Pence of Indiana as a "decent man". I've been told Governor Pence is a good guy in other places, too. I won't...
  • Here’s How The Embattled Owners Of Memories Pizza Plan To Share Their Newfound Fortune

    04/08/2015 6:39:48 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 34 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | April 8, 2015 | Norville Rose
    In a recent post about the small Indiana pizza shop that came under fire for the owners’ stand against catering a hypothetical gay wedding, Western Journalism told you about the amazing amount of money supporters donated to provide financial relief after bitter controversy and threats forced the family-owned restaurant to close. Memories Pizza, run by Kevin O’Connor and his daughter Crystal in the tiny town of Walkerton, Ind., plans to re-open on Wednesday. The O’Connors say they’re incredibly grateful for all the encouragement from friends and customers, and for the more than $842,000 that some 30,000 well-wishers donated through a...
  • I’ve been using a smartwatch for months and the Apple Watch makes mine look like garbage

    04/08/2015 1:21:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/08/2015 | Matt Johnston
    I am a die hard defender of wearables. Back in September when I made the switch (one I regret) to a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 from my dead iPhone 5, I decided to get a smartwatch. After doing a bunch of research I decided to get the Samsung Gear Fit. As I've written before, I absolutely love this thing. I paid $107 for it and feel like it's been worth every penny. Notifications are fantastic — short, sweet, comprehensive, customizable. It's curved screen and bright display are stylish and attractive. Fitness tracking isn't perfect, but very solid. For $100 this...
  • Heads Up: The real religious freedom fight is about to begin — in Louisiana

    04/08/2015 11:34:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/08/2015 | By Hunter Schwarz
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R), a possible 2016 contender, is a relative unknown among voters; only 1 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents prefer him, according to the most recent Washington Post-ABC News poll. That could soon change. Following on the heels of contentious religious freedom bills in Indiana and Arkansas, Jindal said he plans to support his state's own bill. Judging from how Indiana's bill catapulted Gov. Mike Pence (R) to the national spotlight, Jindal could soon see the same thing happen for him — and not necessarily in a good way. But Louisiana's debate could be different in...
  • The RFRA Battle Exposed A Dangerous Truth

    04/08/2015 11:11:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2015 | Tony Katz
    The opponents of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana were loud and organized. They received support from media, and from major money players like Salesforce and Apple. Aggressively, and without apology, they moved their narrative on RFRA and forced a "fix" that, in essence, guts the law's original intent. They won the battle, and they are happy. And, in the process, exposed their new view on freedom, equality and acceptance. Jonah Goldberg is right. Liberal Fascism is very real. Words like fascism, in today's America, end conversation before it can really begin (the same is true for words like...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Boycott Iran, Not Indiana

    04/07/2015 10:30:20 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 6 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 7, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Hypocrisy: Those boycotting Indiana over gay wedding pizzas have no problem doing business with an Iran that hangs gays, stones women and wants to wipe Jews off the face of the Earth. And the Hoosier State doesn't even want nukes. Righteous, if somewhat selective, indignation is a hallmark of liberals, whether ensconced in Congress or corporate America, currently up in arms over the version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) enacted in Indiana and allegedly giving business owners a license to discriminate against gays. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and potential presidential contender Carly Fiorina punctured Apple CEO Tim Cook's balloon...
  • WATCH: Hitler Reacts To Being Denied Gay Wedding Cake!

    04/06/2015 5:13:17 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 23 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 04/06/2015 | Steven Crowder
    So I hate comparisons to Nazis as much as the next guy. Especially Hitler. But this recent deal with bakeries, pizzerias and religious freedom has created a line in the sand. Do you stand with fascism, political correctness, and big government, or do you stand with freedom? It’s just that simple. This video reflects that. Here’s Hitler reacting to a business denying him gay wedding cakes. Trust me, just watch it.
  • Gov. Jindal on Meet the Press: Christians need legal protection for their religious expression

    04/06/2015 12:09:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/06/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    What happens when the irresistible meme meets the unmovable politician? Governor Bobby Jindal gave a demonstration yesterday during his appearance on Meet the Press in this exchange with host Chuck Todd. This turns into a good demonstration of how politicians need to work within challenging, if not hostile, media environments on controversial topics. Todd repeatedly frames RFRA as servicing an impulse for broad discrimination, while Jindal emphasized that Christians need RFRA to defend against government force applied in such a way that specific choices on participation in events could put them out of business.Hopefully, other Republicans are paying attention...
  • Iran Rolls Obama, the World Will Pay

    04/06/2015 10:39:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2015 | Shawn Mitchell
    Brilliant blasts from my Facebook. Charges against Senator Bob Menendez but not for IRS witch Lois Lerner. Why? Pretty clear. Lois Lerner oppressed Americans for the gangster. Bob Menendez dared criticize the gangster's craven Iran deal. Poignant that on the same weekend, Jews and Christians both are celebrating God's mercy in sparing the lost and doomed. No, libertarians who insist this clash is not about religion but about property rights. It is very much about religion. People are being persecuted for adhering to their religious faith. (For the record, I'd bake the cake). The First Amendment expressly protects free exercise....
  • A Slumbering Christianity, The Liberal's Best Friend

    04/06/2015 10:15:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2015 | John Nantz
    If you went looking for the Apostle Paul an aeon ago, you might expect to find him mumbling platitudes in a dusty monastery, fumbling beads in some inane act of farcical devotion, locked for all time in a dingy prayer closet lit only by the nimbus of sainthood; or maybe, having assumed a vow of poverty, laboring in “full time Christian service,” whatever that means—in practical obscurity. If this is your idea of Pauline Christianity, you are profoundly wrong, and are among the majority of those who claim the nearly meaningless appellation of “Christian.” It is fashionable among those who...
  • A Slumbering Christianity, The Liberal's Best Friend

    04/06/2015 9:02:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/06/2015 | John Nantz
    If you went looking for the Apostle Paul an aeon ago, you might expect to find him mumbling platitudes in a dusty monastery, fumbling beads in some inane act of farcical devotion, locked for all time in a dingy prayer closet lit only by the nimbus of sainthood; or maybe, having assumed a vow of poverty, laboring in “full time Christian service,” whatever that means—in practical obscurity. If this is your idea of Pauline Christianity, you are profoundly wrong, and are among the majority of those who claim the nearly meaningless appellation of “Christian.” It is fashionable among those who...
  • 8 Reasons Conservative Christians Are Concerned About Their Own Religious Freedom in the Obama Era

    04/06/2015 8:16:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/06/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    While conservative Christians have long fought for the religious freedom of religious minorities, they have become increasingly concerned about their own religious freedom in recent years. Here are 8 reasons that is happening. 1. Same-Sex Marriage Some conservative Christians have long been warning that same-sex marriage presents a danger to the religious freedom of those Christians who believe true marriage can only be between a man and a woman. Those who sounded those warnings were accused of sensationalism; they were only making those claims to fan the flames of opposition to SSM, it was said at the time. We now...
  • Lost Religious Freedoms: Blame Christians

    04/05/2015 10:54:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 5, 2015 | Kevin McCullough
    For the better part of these last two years there has been coming a head on collision. In one corner is a group who define their identity by the sexual anarchy they wish to engage in. They pursue absolute societal conformity, to ensure a right that is undefined in constitutional terms. Not satisfied with merely being tolerated by the culture, the activists in their midst seek to enforce perfected preferential status permanently. In the other corner is a group who define their identity by what they believe. They pursue peace with their community, even with little belief of societal tolerance...
  • How dare Indiana Governor Pence listen to normal people rather than to the left

    04/05/2015 8:56:45 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/5/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    What’s really going on with the media’s hit job on the Hoosier state? When I retired from my tenured teaching career at a suburban Illinois college just across the border from Indiana, I was hired as a news correspondent for a large daily newspaper, located at the time in Gary, IN. I was hired, I later found out, because a very leftist editor had so alienated readers with his attacks on Republicans, especially in and around Crown Point, that readership figures had plummeted and changes had to be made at all levels. This editorialist took after the beloved mayor of...
  • I’m So Sick Of Hearing About Gay Cakes

    04/05/2015 8:15:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 5, 2015 | Doug Giles
    Dear God… I am sick of hearing about gay cakes. First off, I’d like to say that pretty much all cakes are gay. Duh. No offense, of course. If you don’t believe me then Google “cakes”. After that page loads select “images” and then look at what your search yielded up and tell me with a straight face those pics don’t look absolutely fabulous. Tell me … what did you see? I’ll tell you what you saw: fluffy yellow, brown or white cake filling donned with colored icing, decorated with rosettes or candy and/or some other kind of pleated,...
  • THE GAY RIGHTS AGENDA STOPS AT THE DOOR TO MY CHURCH–AND MY BUSINESS

    04/04/2015 7:44:40 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 4, 2015 | by ASSEMBLYMAN TIM DONNELLY
    I have a dream. I have a dream that I will wake up one day in a country where we don’t have to go to court or pass a law to protect our fundamental natural rights—from the government. I have a dream of a place where elected officials have so much regard for the Constitution that they memorize it like Scripture, in order to not sin against it. I have a dream about a country where it doesn’t matter if you are on the right or the left, because you have so much respect for the freedoms you were given...
  • To Bill O'Reilly and Ann Coulter: We're Right Here!

    04/04/2015 8:22:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2015 | Michael Brown
    Dear Bill and Ann, I deeply appreciate both of you calling out Christian leaders in recent days, challenging our courage and our willingness to stand for what is right. I too have been grieved over the moral capitulation of so many professing Christians, from pastors to politicians and from congregants to congressmen. In fact, I posted this on my Facebook page just this morning: I am so deeply grieved over what I have witnessed this week in Indiana, Arkansas, and Georgia, as governors and legislators suddenly caved the moment the threats and shouts came their way. Where are the men...
  • I Am Not Going To Your Gay Wedding; Please Protest So I Can Set Up A GoFundMe Account

    04/04/2015 6:16:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2015 | John Hawkins
    A black man shouldn't be forced to bake a cake for a KKK party. A Jew shouldn’t be forced to bake a cake for a Nazi shindig. A Muslim shouldn't be forced to bake a cake with pork. A gay man shouldn't be forced to bake a cake for a Westboro Baptist Church’s "God hates F@gs" party and a Christian business should not be forced to participate in a gay marriage. For that matter, a Christian shouldn't be forced to bake a cake for an orgy, a Satanist mass or an atheist meeting either. When you say that a Christian...
  • The Church of the Left

    04/03/2015 6:44:56 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 12 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 4-3-15 | Yuval Levin
    (Snip) They [Christian small business owners]are in this sense more like religious believers under compulsion in a society with an established church than like believers denied the freedom to exercise their religion. Liberals are in this respect right to say they’re not trying to kill religious liberty. They’re trying to take it back to something like the form it had in the Anglo-American world when the Anglo-American world had a formal state religion—except now the state religion is supposed to be progressive liberalism. Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/416421/church-left-yuval-levin
  • Let's Recognize Who the Real Haters Are

    04/03/2015 1:40:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    One may reasonably wonder whether the militant left in this country is solely dedicated to manufacturing issues to keep the nation in a constant state of uproar, angst and disharmony. We're seeing lots of negativity and intolerance from those so concerned that we all love one another. Their most recent cause for hysterical urgency is Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The left has gone absolutely bonkers attempting to paint that legislation as a license for Christians to discriminate against gays for sport and is smearing anyone who supports it as a reactionary bigot. Don't you long for those days when...
  • Barkley: 'Religious Freedom' Laws About 'Rednecks' Using Bible to Discriminate

    04/03/2015 9:20:56 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 3, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    On a CNN special hosted by Chris Cuomo on Thursday night about the religious freedom laws, former NBA great and TNT NBA analyst Charles Barkley offered his open on that issue. According to Barkley, he sees those laws as having more than meets the eye motivating them. “Listen, I don’t think gay people went out to try to go after, they came out as a gay people let get that straight,” Barkley said. ...more (w/video)...
  • CEOs Against Private Property

    04/03/2015 5:28:48 AM PDT · by all the best · 7 replies
    The Mises Institute ^ | April 2, 2015 | Ryan McMaken
    The governor of Indiana last week signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, modeled on similar federal legislation. The Indiana statute states that a person’s religious beliefs may not be “substantially burden[ed]” by anti-discrimination statutes. In other words, if anti-discrimination laws could be construed as forcing a person to violate his own religious conscience, then the law allows for an exemption in that case to anti-discrimination mandates. The response from the left has been fierce, and multiple CEOs of major firms, including Apple and Salesforce, have come out against the legislation with Salesforce announcing that it will impose a partial boycott...
  • Limbaugh: What About Freedom to Love If 'I Love Jesus'?

    04/02/2015 7:56:08 AM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | April 1, 2015 | Greg Richter
    One of the rallying cries of opponents of Indiana's religious freedom law is that people shouldn't be discriminated against because of "who they love." But radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh flipped that around on his show on Wednesday. Critics of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act say it allows people to use their religious beliefs to discriminate against gay people. Proponents say it only allows business owners to refuse to perform their services, such as at same-sex weddings, if doing so is a violation of their faith.
  • Evangelicals Rise to Prominence Puts GOP Back to the 1980s

    04/02/2015 9:14:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 2 | Matt Towery
    Corporate leaders and chambers of commerce are at war with those evangelical Christians who have decided to reassert themselves in the Republican political process. This war is eerily reminiscent of an earlier time when there was friction between the business wing of the GOP and Christian activists. Make no mistake -- the rise of variations of "religious freedom" bills in GOP-dominated legislatures around the nation is no coincidence. They are supported and backed by skilled political pros and religious leaders who are tired of being left out of the American political process. They are especially weary of being treated as...
  • Indiana and the Constitution

    04/02/2015 7:54:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 2, 2015 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    The Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 2015 is constitutionally infirm and legally troublesome. The circuitous constitutional route that brought about this statute began in 1990 when the Supreme Court ruled that the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment may not be used as a defense to violating the general laws of the land. In Employment Division v. Smith, a small group of Native Americans who had been fired from their jobs because drug tests revealed their use of peyote made applications for unemployment compensation, which the State of Oregon denied. They appealed and claimed that their use...
  • Make Progressives Live By Their Own Rules

    04/02/2015 7:13:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 2, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    Like most people, I like pizza. I also like bacon on my pizza sometimes. My old neighborhood in Baltimore had five pizza places in fairly close proximity, but one was better than the others, both in price and taste. So, after a night of adult beverages with friends, we’d inevitably end up in one of them, generally the one most convenient to where we were. Sometimes that was the one with the better pizza. One time we were in there and my friends and I were in a “pizza with bacon” mood, but there was a problem: This place didn’t...
  • Standing Up To The Gay Gestapo: Right Vs. Rabid

    04/02/2015 12:20:34 AM PDT · by xuberalles · 30 replies
    Self | 4/2/15 | Me
    Any time a Christian organization or business owner is confronted by a liberal fascist, the Gay Gestapo, they need only say this: my salvation is far more valuable to me than your incessant desire to force me into accepting a deviant and immoral lifestyle. The truth is most Christian businesses never inquire or care about their customers' personal lives. Yet, some activists are hell bent on politicizing their sexuality and enjoy creating a contentious conflict of interest. If you already know we have irreconcilable views then your only purpose here is to initiate contempt and discord. Do I demand pork...