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  • NC judges rule some Repub laws undercutting new Dem governor’s powers are unconstitutional

    03/18/2017 3:49:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    North Carolina judges rule some Republican laws undercutting new Democratic governor’s powers are unconstitutional.
  • Emory looking to establish regular POC-only social events

    10/21/2016 7:40:31 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 24 replies
    Campus Reform via Drudge ^ | 10/20/16 | Anthony Gockowski
    Emory University’s Campus Life Department will soon host what it hopes will become a regular social hour, but invitations will only be extended to students and staff “of color.” DeLa Sweeney, Emory’s interim director for Multicultural Programs, sent an email to staff at the school’s Campus Life Department, inviting them to attend an upcoming social “for students, alumni, faculty, and Emory Campus Life staff of color” only. “This event is intended to serve as an opportunity for people of color at Emory to connect with one another and strengthen relationships within and across various communities, identities, and positions in the...
  • Southern Baptist Convention Sever Ties With Kentucky Churches Over Female Pastors

    12/18/2015 9:58:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/18/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    Two Kentucky churches once belonging to a local chapter of the Southern Baptist Convention have ended their ties over having female pastors. Trinity Baptist Church of Bloomfield was officially removed from the Nelson Baptist Association while Union Band Baptist Church of Howardstown voluntarily withdrew its membership. Lisa Zahalka, pastor at Trinity Baptist Church, explained to The Christian Post that she was first contacted back in August about pastoring Trinity and also Big Spring Bloomfield Presbyterian. "Upon confirmation The Nelson Baptist Association asked us to remove our church, voluntarily from the association," said Zahalka. "We chose to do nothing. We were...
  • The Supreme Court Ruling Has Just Removed The Wall Of Separation Between Church And State

    07/06/2015 11:53:54 PM PDT · by knarf · 33 replies
    self | July 7, 2015 | knarf
    I've been mulling this over for a few days ....
  • Muslim holiday being ‘honored’ by Conn. school district includes animal sacrifice

    02/09/2015 8:01:33 PM PST · by blueyon · 23 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 2/9/15 | The Right Scoop
    Muslim holiday being ‘honored’ by Conn. school district includes animal sacrifice We reported on the basics of this story earlier. I felt another post was necessary for some of the specifics. According to the NY Daily News, one of the holidays that the Waterbury school district has decided to ‘honor’ is Eid al-Adha: The board voted to recognize Eid Al-Fitr, marking the end of the month of Ramadan, and Eid Al-Adha, an annual feast day, by giving observant students the day off to celebrate with their families. It also voted to instruct educators not to schedule any field trips, major...
  • Separation

    10/07/2014 8:46:03 AM PDT · by pickrell · 13 replies
    7 October 2014 | Ron Pickrell
    Though the Separation of Church and State is a relatively new concept, it has been declared settled law by the Media. That is much like the "settled science" of the extinct polar bears and the rapidly rising oceans flooding the coastal areas in the comfortably distant future of 2014. Or at least it seemed that way in 1994. Or at least it was reported that way in 1994, as fact, by the media. Disagreement was ridiculed. It isn't popular among certain conservatives, but the clause about "no laws respecting an establishment of religion" was actually well designed by the founders....
  • Army officials on ‘pink slip’ controversy: We don’t have a choice

    07/25/2014 4:25:46 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 23, 2014 | Dan Lamothe
    For weeks, the Army has been taking a verbal beating for sending “pink slips” to officers while they were deployed. It was no joke or Internet rumor, either: About 1,100 captains received notice last month that they would be required to leave active duty within a year as the service shrinks, and some of them were in Afghanistan and other volatile areas. Reaction was swift. It was a “stunning display of callousness,” one Army veteran wrote earlier this month in the New York Daily News. It was an “outrageous and and heartless way to ‘thank’ combat veterans,” responded one writer...
  • Army: Of 1,100 captains pink-slipped, 48 were in Afghanistan

    07/25/2014 4:21:14 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 28 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | July 23, 2014 | Chris Carroll
    Of the more than 1,100 Army captains notified last month their military careers would soon end, 87 were deployed worldwide and 48 were serving in Afghanistan at the time, Army officials said Wednesday. The Army has been talking for months about the need to separate the captains as well as more than 500 majors this summer as part of the broad Army drawdown, but it’s the first time details have emerged about the sobering business of delivering pink slips to troops in harm’s way.
  • A New Evangelizing Foreign Policy

    07/04/2014 4:31:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    In the George W. Bush years, liberals were routinely shocked and awed that the Bush administration would obliterate their sacred wall of separation between church and state. They frowned on federal faith-based initiatives and worried about the bureaucracy being invaded by frightening people with college degrees from Christian schools like Liberty University, Regent University or Catholic University. Government was no place to be spreading a dangerous Christian majoritarianism with a swaggering certitude that wouldn't tolerate opposing views and respect minority opinions. The media presented the Bushies as -- to quote a slur from NBC anchor Brian Williams -- "anti-gay, pro-Jesus...
  • How the KKK Got Its Way on Separation of Church and State

    12/19/2013 3:44:19 PM PST · by NYer · 24 replies
    Acton Institute ^ | December 19, 2013 | JOE CARTER
    The phrase “Separation of Church and State” is not in the language of the First Amendment, and the concept was not favored by any influential framer at the time the Bill of Rights was drafted. So how did it become part of the jurisprudence surrounding the First Amendment?As Jim Lindgren, a law professor at Northwestern, explains, the Ku Klux Klan had something to do with it . . . 7. The first mainstream figures to favor separation after the first amendment was adopted were Jefferson supporters in the 1800 election, who were trying to silence Northern clergy critical of the...
  • REPORT: Barack and Michelle 'Sleeping in Separate Bedrooms'- 'Smart $ has the Marriage Doomed'

    12/28/2013 3:22:44 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 134 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 28 December 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    '...with his public approval rating plummeting after  the disastrous roll­out of his 'Obamacare' health plan...  now he’s walked smack into the worst marital crisis of his life' Reports in the tabloid National Enquirer (don't laugh- they broke the John Edwards story when the candidate himself dismissed it as 'made-up' and most everybody else thought it too crazy to be true) have President Obama and his beard wife basically separated and no longer sharing the presidential bed these days. With the last straw being his flirting with the blondie Danish PM at Nelson Mandela's wake, 'inside sources' also had her locking him...
  • Still-married Al Sharpton's new gal pal his latest suitor since 2004 separation from wife

    07/18/2013 4:21:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 47 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 7/17/13 | Jennifer Fermino
    **SNIP** Neighbors at the low-rise apartment complex where she lives in tony Mamaroneck, Westchester County, said the glamorous mom moved in a couple of months ago with a teenage daughter. “She’s a nice person. I usually see her in the morning with her teenage daughter,” one neighbor said. At night, she’s often spotted with Sharpton at the Grand Havana Room on Fifth Ave., an uber-exclusive, member’s only cigar bar whose regulars include Alec Baldwin, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump’s kids — Ivanka, Eric and Donald Jr. McShaw “always eats” at the bar, a source said, but Sharpton —...
  • FReeper Advice on Divorce

    07/12/2013 11:42:18 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 160 replies
    wac3rd ^ | 07-12-13 | wac3rd
    I want some advice as to any FReepers who have gone through a divorce. We have good jobs, good health (I'm a little overweight - 245 lbs and 6'4") and two young kids, 6 and 2. There is just no feeling there anymore, we just resent each other and there is no love or passion. We sleep apart, don't do date night and our social lives, other than family and kid/school/sports activities are apart. I tried to get her to church, she isn't super religious, but spiritual (good person). I live in the suburbs on San Francisco and feel really...
  • Time to consider separation, divorce: ... principled Americans must insulate selves from judgment

    11/14/2012 5:32:36 PM PST · by Perseverando · 24 replies
    WND ^ | November 13, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    Divorce is an ugly word. For devout Christians and Jews, it’s a particularly unthinkable term. The Bible strictly discourages it, even forbids it, except in the most exceptional circumstances. But for Americans faithful to the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the heritage of sacrifice and liberty that set apart this country from the rest of the world, it’s time to consider separation and divorce from those who have committed adultery. The election of 2012 provides more stark evidence that we are not really one country, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. We are already two peoples – those...
  • Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman separate after 30 years of marriage

    10/08/2012 9:37:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/08/2012
    Is nothing sacred? One of Hollywood's longest running -- and most admired -- couples has thrown in the towel. Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman, married for 30 years, have separated. DeVito's rep, Stan Rosenfeld, confirmed to FOX411 that the pair, who have three grown children, are going their separate ways.
  • Europe’s Richer Regions Want Out

    10/06/2012 1:51:04 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 86 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 6, 2012 | STEVEN ERLANGER
    CATALONIA may be the catalyst for a renewed wave of separatism in the European Union, with Scotland and Flanders not far behind. The great paradox of the European Union, which is built on the concept of shared sovereignty, is that it lowers the stakes for regions to push for independence. While a post-national European Union may be emerging out of the euro zone crisis, with a drive for more fiscal union and more centralized control over national budgets and banks, the crisis has accelerated calls for independence from member countries’ richer regions, angry at having to finance poorer neighbors. Artur...
  • Senior Dog, Senior Owner: Saying Goodbye

    02/29/2012 10:45:05 AM PST · by stillafreemind · 50 replies · 2+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Feb. 29th, 2012 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Sometimes the sweetest blessings in life can be the the bitterest pills to swallow. That's how it is with an aging dog. If both the dog and owner are aged, it becomes a concern when it's time to put the dog to sleep. I thought putting my own dog down was hard. I found out that putting my Mom's beloved Molly to sleep was a hundred times worse.
  • Secular Theocracy: The Foundations and Folly of Modern Tyranny, Part 1

    01/14/2012 3:56:33 PM PST · by DBCJR · 3 replies
    The Beacon ^ | Monday December 19, 2011 at 7:29 PM PST | By David Theroux
    We live in an increasingly secularized world of massive and pervasive nation states in which traditional religion, especially Christianity, is ruled unwelcome and even a real danger on the basis of a purported history of intolerance and “religious violence.” This is found in most all “public” domains, including the institutions of education, business, government, welfare, transportation, parks and recreation, science, art, foreign affairs, economics, entertainment, and the media. A secularized public square policed by government is viewed as providing a neutral, rational, free, and safe domain that keeps the “irrational” forces of religion from creating conflict and darkness. And we...
  • Israel: Heart of the World

    09/22/2011 3:38:53 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 24 replies
    "See I have given before you today life and good and death and bad." (From this week's Torah portion, Netzvim, Deuteronomy 30:15) Don't we know that life is good and death is bad? Not really. Our natural will is to stop living and to merely exist. In other words, to stop working and to just be passive; to shed responsibility. To live, we must preserve a state of separation or differentiation. The world was created in a process that separated light from darkness, heaven from earth and land from water. A living organism lives in the same way: it is...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver announce separation

    05/09/2011 8:25:20 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 96 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 9, 2011 | Mark Z. Barabak
    Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, have separated, with Shriver moving out of their Brentwood mansion while the two determine the next step in their 25-year marriage. Shriver has been residing apart from the actor-turned-politician for the last few weeks. The former first couple confirmed the separation in a joint statement released Monday after questions were raised by The Times. "This has been a time of great personal and professional transition for each of us," the statement read. "After a great deal of thought, reflection, discussion and prayer, we came to this decision together. At this time,...