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  • Naked Consent: Why Personal Speech Codes Won’t Curb a Social Problem Like Sexual Assault

    09/08/2014 4:28:04 PM PDT · by rhema · 8 replies
    Public Discourse ^ | September 8, 2014 | Mark Regnerus
    Speech codes won’t fix what ails a relationship marketplace that aggravates—rather than relieves—the risk of sexual violence. California’s proposed law will simply multiply accusations, legal proceedings, and judicial headaches.President Obama is right. Our nation has a problem with sexual assault. The Relationships in America survey project, a large national data collection effort I oversaw earlier this year, suggests that the president’s “20 percent” figure on college sexual assault is not far off. When I limited my analyses to those women no older than age 25 who’ve already earned a college degree, I learned that 19 percent of them report having...
  • U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner: College kids not ‘developed’ enough for free speech

    08/05/2014 8:08:34 PM PDT · by bamahead · 75 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | August 5, 2014 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    The U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner claims campus speech codes need to be tightened as college students are still “developing” and cannot yet handle certain information. Speaking during a U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) briefing on sexual harassment law in education, Democrat Michael Yaki likened restricting free speech on college campuses to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2005 decision to ban the death penalty for minors. During the briefing, Yaki said hostile environments on college campuses can occur from fraternities holding “slave auction[s]” or celebrating Latino culture by “making everyone dress as janitors and mop floors.” “Certain factors in how the...
  • 5 Truths You're Not Allowed To Say About Gays In America

    06/10/2014 7:50:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2014 | John Hawkins
    It's hard to have an honest conversation about gay issues because liberals treat anything other than outright celebration of all things gay as "hate." That doesn't leave people much room to discuss a complicated issue that involves real human beings who often have to deal with a lot of challenges because of their sexual orientation. If you're a compassionate person, you have to feel some sympathy when you talk to people who are closeted because they're afraid that their relatives won't accept them or someone who feels isolated and alone because his sexual orientation makes it impossible for him to...
  • Mark Cuban Warns That Basketball Players Could Get the Sterling Treatment Next

    06/03/2014 3:15:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 06/03/2014
    The league has never kicked out someone for speech before, but the era of smartphones and political correctness may change that. With the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers franchise from Shelly Sterling to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer apparently on the league’s fast track, there really needs to be an assessment of what exactly happened to Donald Sterling and why he was banned from the National Basketball Association after a privately recorded conversation which was filled with racist and sexist remarks ended up on TMZ. How the tape ended up with Harvey Levin is being investigated by the Los...
  • Don Jones fined, suspended by the Dolphins in wake of tweets critical of Michael Sam

    05/12/2014 6:02:48 AM PDT · by stinkerpot65 · 94 replies
    nj.com ^ | 5/12/2014 | AJ Perez
    Miami Dolphins defensive back Don Jones was fined an undisclosed amound and suspended form team activities in the wake of two tweets Jones sent out that were critical of Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend
  • Principal: L.I. High School Students Suspended Indefinitely For Displaying Confederate Flag

    04/16/2014 6:26:09 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 41 replies
    CBS ^ | 4/15/14
    SOUTH HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Two Long Island high school students have been suspended for allegedly bringing a Confederate flag to school. Brother Gary Cregan, principal of St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington, said the two seniors walked in with a Confederate flag draped around their shoulders during an after-hours sporting event at the school. As CBS 2′s Kathryn Brown reported, there is outrage and disgust on Long Island. “The African-American students who immediately saw it really exercised heroic restraint and fortunately a teacher immediately confiscated the flag and took the students out of the gym,” Cregan said. The...
  • Students Wear Shirts With Anti-Gay Message on Day of Silence

    04/12/2014 2:23:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    kptv ^ | Apr 11, 2014 | Kimberly Eiten
    The phrase a few students decided to wear to class on a T-shirt sparked a social media blitz at a local high school. The matching shirts share one controversial message. "I just made it say 'Gay Day is not OK,' because I don't believe that it's OK," Oregon City High School student Alex Borho said. He and just a few of his friends wore the shirts at the school where there are more than 2,000 students. For some there, today was a day of silence. It's part of a national movement that only about 40 kids at Oregon City High...
  • New Jersey High School Senior Suspended for Flying Confederate Flag

    03/30/2014 6:25:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/28/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    17-year-old Gregory Vied was suspended for flying a confederate flag atop his pickup truck, "which was parked in the student lot at Steinert High School in Hamilton Township." According to News 12 New Jersey, Vied said he was suspended on March 25th after being repeatedly told he could not fly the flag.
  • Teen: Suspended for Confederate flag on truck

    03/29/2014 5:17:56 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 94 replies
    myfoxny.com ^ | March 28, 2014
    <p>By FOX NEWS - A New Jersey high school student says he was suspended from school after refusing to remove a Confederate flag on his truck.</p> <p>Gregory Vied, 17, told News12 he was suspended for flying the flag on his pickup truck, which was parked in a student lot at Steinert High School in Hamilton Township.</p>
  • Belgium’s ban on sexist insults

    03/16/2014 9:18:17 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/16/14 | Paul Donnelley
    Under new laws it will be against the law to mock a stay-at-home father or a woman in sexy clothes Legal protections will help men but are mainly for women# Generic comments will be allowed but not those aimed at an individual. Mocking a stay-at-home father or insulting a woman for wearing revealing clothes will be illegal in Belgium under sexism laws unveiled yesterday. Sexist comments in the office, on the street or online will be punishable by courts in what is thought to be the first legislation of its type. Equality minister Joelle Milquet said shaming a man for...
  • NFL Proposes N-Word Penalty

    02/24/2014 1:21:26 PM PST · by servo1969 · 37 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 2-24-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Have you heard about this? The NFL wants to penalize the use of the N-word -- 15 yards -- when used by the players on the field during the game. It'll be a 15-yard penalty for use of the N-word in a league populated by 75% African-Americans. Seventy-five percent of the players are African-American. Therefore, 75% statistically of the use of the word would be by black players. Fifteen-yard penalty. Now, there's a bunch of ways of looking at that. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Anyway, the N-word. The NFL wants to now police the speech that occurs by players on...
  • Stop Saying “That’s So Gay!”: 6 Types of Microaggressions That Harm LGBTQ People

    02/23/2014 9:11:47 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 109 replies
    Psychology Benefits Society ^ | February 7, 2014 | http://psychologybenefits.org/2014/02/07/anti-lgbt-microaggressions/
    (big time BARF ALERT!)When I was a little kid, I used to hear my brothers, cousins, and friends say things like “That’s so gay!” on a pretty regular basis. I would usually laugh along, hoping with all my might that they didn’t know my secret. My parents and other adults in my life would tell me things like “Boys don’t cry” or “Be a man!” which essentially was their way of telling me that being emotional was forbidden or a sign of weakness. When I was a teenager, there were a few boys at my high school who ridiculed me,...
  • The NFL Might Ban the Use of the N-Word on the Field

    02/23/2014 11:39:07 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 2/23 | Delia Paunescu
    The NFL's competition committee is expected to enact a rule at their March owners meeting that would penalize players fifteen yards if they use the n-word on the field. John Wooten, the head of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, which monitors diversity in the league, told ESPN that he thinks the automatic fifteen-yard penalty should apply to first-time offenders, while second infractions should be punished with ejection. "I will be totally shocked if the competition committee does not uphold us on what we're trying to do," Wooten said. "We want this word to be policed from the parking lot to the...
  • NFL to penalize use of racial slur

    02/22/2014 1:38:57 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 63 replies
    espn ^ | 2/22/14
    The head of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, which monitors diversity in the NFL, expects the league to institute a rule where players would be penalized 15 yards for using the N-word on the field. John Wooten, the head of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, anticipates that the NFL's competition committee will enact the rule at the owners' meeting next month. "We did talk about it, I'm sure that you saw near the end of the year that Fritz Pollard (Alliance) came out very strong with the message that the league needs to do something about the language on the field," said...
  • NFL could introduce 15-yard penalty for racial slur: Report

    02/22/2014 6:46:11 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 157 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Feb. 21, 2014 | QMI AGENCY
    The NFL could be set for a radical rule change. The new penalty, which will be automatic 15-yards if a player uses the N-word, is set to be introduced during the league’s owner’s meetings in March, according to a CBS Sports report. John Wooten, who heads up the Fritz Pollard Alliance which pays attention to diversity in the NFL, says he expects the NFL’s competition committee to suggest creating a rule penalizing players who use the N-word. The rule would also include the potential for players to get ejected from the game, if they use the word a second time....
  • UC BERKELEY STUDENT GOVERNMENT BANS TERM ‘ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT’

    11/08/2013 3:28:24 PM PST · by mandaladon · 57 replies
    The College FIx ^ | 8 Nov 2013 | JENNIFER KABBANY
    The UC Berkeley student government has banned the term “illegal immigrant” from its discourse, deeming the phrase racist, offensive, unfair and derogatory. In an unanimous vote, student senators passed a resolution that stated the word “illegal” is “racially charged,” “dehumanizes” people, and contributes to “punitive and discriminatory actions aimed primarily at immigrants and communities of color.” The “resolution in support of drop the I-word campaign” was approved 18 to 0 with one abstention on Oct. 30, according to a copy of the meeting’s minutes obtained by The College Fix. Its approval marks at least the second time this semester that...
  • Seattle Bans Words 'Citizen' and 'Brown Bag'

    08/02/2013 12:55:36 PM PDT · by drewh · 46 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 4:55PM BST 02 Aug 2013 | By Alasdair Baverstock
    A memo which was circulated within local government in Washington state, before being leaked to local TV station KOMO News, advised state workers that they should refrain from using such phrases in official business. According to the memo, the word ‘citizen’ is offensive to those Seattlelites who are residents in the city, but not US citizens. The phrase ‘brown bag’ is offensive for its having been used as a verb during racial segregation in the United States. When deciding whether or not a black person was light-skinned enough to enter a private residence, servants would ‘brown bag’ them: using a...
  • Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language (Barferoo Alert!)

    08/02/2013 10:26:40 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/02/2013 | Fox News Staff
    Government workers in the city of Seattle have been advised that the terms "citizen" and "brown bag" are potentially offensive and may no longer be used in official documents and discussions. KOMO-TV reports that the city's Office of Civil Rights instructed city workers in a recent internal memo to avoid using the words because some may find them offensive. "Luckily, we've got options," Elliott Bronstein of the Office for Civil Rights wrote in the memo obtained by the station. "For 'citizens,' how about 'residents?'" In an interview with Seattle's KIRO Radio, Bronstein said the term "brown bag" has been used...
  • City officials urge ban on 'potentially offensive' language (Seattle)

    08/02/2013 9:45:12 AM PDT · by llevrok · 51 replies
    SEATTLE - An internal memo at Seattle City Hall is causing quite a stir. It suggests government workers no longer use the terms "citizen," or "brown bag." According to the Office for Civil Rights, the terms are potentially offensive and other words should be used. "Luckily, we've got options," Elliott Bronstein of the Office for Civil Rights wrote in the memo. "For 'citizens,' how about 'residents?'" Bronstein wrote. The Office of Civil Rights says Seattle serves all residents, whether they're United States citizens or not. And while city leaders publicize "brown bag" lunch meetings as a way to designate a...
  • Oh My: The Three Golliwogs

    08/14/2011 12:44:52 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 22 replies
    Weekend Libertarian ^ | 14 August, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra
    (See Politically Incorrect Image Above.) Introducing, The Three Golliwogs by Enid Blyton. I suspect she’d have a wee bit of trouble finding a mainstream publisher today.
  • Federal Speech Codes

    06/30/2011 12:51:28 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 30, 2011 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The federal government is poised to adopt or at least preside over something politically correct college administrators have yet to achieve—national speech codes. A recent dear colleague letter from the U. S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR) set the tone. The letter orders college presidents to ignore normal due process when sexual harassment is at issue. Moreover, the letter, from the current Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at DOE, Russlynn Ali pretty much orders schools to conduct “in conjunction with student leaders, a school or campus ‘climate check’ to assess the effectiveness of efforts to ensure that...
  • Civil libertarians criticize Education Dept. for making false accusations, campus censorship easier

    06/06/2011 6:05:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 06/06/11 | Hans Bader
    The U.S. Department of Education is pressing schools to reduce their due process protections for people accused of sexual harassment or misconduct, and to eliminate people’s opportunity to cross-examine their accusers, under the premise that schools have been too slow to credit accusations. This will make an already bad situation on campus even worse. As Harvey Silverglate, the former head of the Massachusetts Civil Liberties Union, points out at Minding The Campus, many schools already find students and teachers guilty even when they are clearly innocent. As attorney Silverglate notes, many universities, such as Stanford, the University of Virginia, Brandeis...
  • Internet Anonymity

    03/06/2011 11:35:44 AM PST · by Silverfiddle · 16 replies
    Western Hero ^ | 6 March 2011 | silverfiddle
    Progressives grasp at any opportunity to quash free speech.  The internet and the anonymity it provides is a fat target for them.  How can internet speech be "managed," they ask? Stanley Fish explores this subject in his NY Times piece, Anonymity and the Dark Side of the Internet.  He employs the work of liberal thinkers who claim to be for free speech but then start throwing around concepts like "managing free speech" and coining terms like "low-value speech."  When you hear Sunsteinian progressives talk like this, watch out!  "What is remarkable about this volume is that the legal academics who...
  • Academic Freedom For Who?

    07/29/2010 10:55:09 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 29, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Left-wing radicals throughout history have at least one thing in common: They like to claim that their own freedom of speech is endangered while endangering the first amendment rights of others. For example, the screenwriters in Hollywood who claimed their constitutional rights were violated by the House UnAmerican Activities Committee in the 1940s with questions about their membership in the Communist Party did not talk about the anticommunist references they had been keeping out of films. They did their level best to keep anti-communists out of the industry itself but were never called on it either, even by allegedly red-baiting...
  • Mitch Daniels Reveals an Inconvenient Truth about the Right

    06/15/2010 6:33:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies · 1,149+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 06/14/2010 | John Guardiano
    Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has disappointed many social and cultural conservatives with his call for a "truce on the so-called [sic] social issues. We're going to just have to agree to get along for a little while," until the economic issues are resolved, Daniels told the Weekly Standard's Andrew Ferguson. But as the American Spectator's Joseph Lawler has observed, it's doubtful that Daniels' truce would change anything. After all, Lawler rightly asks: "What typical Republican policies would he [Daniels] have to suspend and they [social and cultural conservatives] have to sacrifice? It's not clear to me that it would be...
  • UK Govt’ to Impose “Hate Registers” for British Children who Make Gay Comments

    03/06/2010 6:22:00 AM PST · by NYer · 37 replies · 951+ views
    Life Site News ^ | March 6, 2010 | Hilary White
    LONDON, March 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Britain’s “surveillance culture” is about to take a step forward with the introduction of “hate registers” for children who use anti-homosexual epithets in and out of school. Late last year, Schools minister Vernon Coaker said that as of September 2010 all schools will be legally required to report all “hate incidents” no matter how small, and keep records on offending children. Serious cases were to be reported to local councils. At the time, the homosexualist group Stonewall welcomed the “proposed duty for schools to record and report all incidents of homophobic bullying.”“Schools will need...
  • Towson University Fires Professor After Slur

    03/04/2010 7:04:01 AM PST · by Bigg Red · 34 replies · 1,055+ views
    WBAL TV News (Baltimore) ^ | March 3, 2009 | unknown
    Towson University has fired an adjunct professor who used a racial slur in class. Professor Allen Zaruba told 11 News he shouldn't have used the term to refer to himself during a class. But he said he believes the university went too far in firing him. ~snip~
  • Rally to ban word 'retard' in Massachusetts

    03/01/2010 11:31:26 AM PST · by Zakeet · 110 replies · 1,933+ views
    Fox News Boston ^ | March 1, 2010
    Friends of the intellectually disabled are pushing to ban the word "retard" in Massachusetts. Today, soldiers of the Anti-R Movement will stage a pledge drive at the State House. They'll be collecting signatures from those who want the word removed from everyday speech.
  • Arab American Students In Dearborn Wear Sweatshirts To School That Glorify 9-11 (Video + Photos)

    01/08/2010 12:16:04 AM PST · by Talkradio03 · 11 replies · 631+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 1/8/10 | HAP
    I finally got a video report on this, Arab American students in Dearbornistan go to school wearing matching sweatshirts that glorify the terrorists attack on the WTC, the sweatshirts were confiscated by principle... Parent/Students outraged (Video)
  • Yale Freshman Class Council scraps "offensive" shirts (PC alert)

    12/30/2009 4:42:39 AM PST · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 23 replies · 1,392+ views
    Yale Daily News ^ | 11/19/09 | Jordi Gasso
    The Freshman Class Council has run into controversy with its T-shirts for The Game. The FCC has decided to change the design of its shirts after the original design, which was submitted by students and voted on by the freshman class, sparked outcry from members within the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. The original design, which won out over five other entries, displayed an F. Scott Fitzgerald quote in the front — “I think of all Harvard men as sissies” — in bold white letters. The back of the long-sleeved, navy blue T-shirt said “WE AGREE” in capital letters,...
  • Student body president recalled for pro-life stance

    11/09/2009 3:38:21 PM PST · by wagglebee · 20 replies · 932+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 11/9/09 | Charlie Butts
    A Christian student government president in California faces recall for allowing a pro-life display on campus.Sacramento City College recently celebrated Constitution Day, an annual celebration of the U.S. Constitution and free speech. The Genocide Awareness Project (GAP), a pro-life organization, requested and was granted a display space at the event. Steve Macias, 19-year-old Associated Student Government president, and Monica Guzman, student affairs commissioner, now risk losing their positions for refusing to kick the pro-life group off campus.
  • Who are the real proponents of hate speech on campus?

    10/30/2009 9:23:15 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 36 replies · 1,934+ views
    Evolution News & Views ^ | October 29, 2009 | John West, Ph.D.
    Supporters of Darwin’s theory continue to distinguish themselves on America’s college campuses—not for their reason and logic, but for their incredible ill manners and an almost pathological inability to engage in civil discussion. Last week, a factually-challenged attack on intelligent design was published in The Nevada Sagebrush, the student newspaper at the University of Nevada, Reno. Nothing new in that; I see ill-informed articles on intelligent design all the time. But after my colleague Rob Crowther posted a short comment suggesting that readers might actually want to hear from intelligent design proponents themselves (imagine that!), the Darwinist thought-police came out...
  • Free Speech No Longer Free at Harvard

    10/15/2009 1:36:07 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 9 replies · 614+ views
    Minuteman Project ^ | October 15, 2009 | Jim Gilchrist
    Minuteman Project Founder Jim Gilchrist News Release     For Immediate Release October 15, 2009  Media contact: Tim Bueler (530) 401-3285   Anti-Free Speech Fanatics at Harvard Threaten Disruption and Violence       Cambridge , Ma.-Harvard University seems to be resigned to suffer the same embarrassing fate as Columbia University in 2006 as they scamper to rescind their previous invitation to Jim Gilchrist, founder and president of the Minuteman Project, to participate in its immigration symposium scheduled for this Saturday, October 17 in Cambridge , Ma.         Despite appearing at last February’s symposium at the Harvard Law School on immigration law...
  • Harvard's Sad Censorship Campaign (When it comes to free speech, Harvard earns an "F.")

    08/27/2009 8:09:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies · 1,147+ views
    Human Events ^ | 8/26/2009 | Jessica Peck Corry
    Poor, poor Harvard. The prestigious institution has once again found itself in the embarrassing position of defending a push for campus censorship. This round’s sad irony: student leaders are now the ones trying to throw the First Amendment out the school bus window. The Harvard Law Review, a student-edited publication claiming President Barack Obama and four current U.S. Supreme Court justices as alumni, recently endorsed a major screw up on its own pages after it ran an eight-page factually-void analysis of the nation’s latest First Amendment case law. The piece, authored and edited by unnamed students (consistent with the journal’s...
  • Banned words

    08/10/2009 10:31:54 AM PDT · by rhema · 23 replies · 3,150+ views
    WORLD ^ | August 10, 2009 | Dave Burchett
    An eye-opening book titled The Language Police lists about 500 words that are banned from school textbooks. Some are amusing, some stupid (probably a banned word), and some are chilling. Here is a very partial list of banned words: Founding Fathers—Banned as sexist. Replace with Founders or Framers. (Because we would not want to note that the men who wrote the documents were men) Caveman—Banned as sexist, replace with cave dweller. (Wonder if that makes the Geico Cave . . . uhhh . . . dweller feel a little better?) Disadvantaged—Banned, replace with reference to the resources or rights that...
  • Victory for Freedom of Speech at Stanford

    07/29/2009 11:22:21 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies · 726+ views
    FIRE ^ | July 24, 2009
    Stanford University’s Teacher Education Program (STEP) has finally let dissenting student-blogger Michele Kerr graduate. When Stanford tried to revoke Kerr’s admission after she voiced disagreement with “progressive” views held by STEP administrators, Kerr turned to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) for help. Kerr sought FIRE’s aid a second time after Stanford School of Education administrators demanded the password to her private blog and threatened to expel her for her opinions and teaching philosophy. The shameful story of Kerr’s travails is featured online in The Washington Post today by education columnist Jay Mathews. “From before even her first...
  • A Young Woman’s Education in Politics

    07/27/2009 10:04:21 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 2 replies · 564+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 27 | Mary Grabar
    A degree in civil engineering might not seem to be the most suitable preparation for a position as executive director of the Fulton County Republican Party, but if you attended the Georgia Institute of Technology recently and if you filed a federal lawsuit against the public university’s speech codes as Orit Sklar did, such a career choice would make sense. Sklar, along with then-fellow student Ruth Malhotra, was the plaintiff in Sklar v. Clough. The slurs and death threats that she and Malhotra received prepared the 24-year-old for the rough-and-tumble world of politics. Although Sklar had come from Mount Vernon,...
  • Silenced in Speech Class [fascist ba*tard student opposed gay marriage]

    02/27/2009 5:47:40 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies · 726+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | February 27, 2009 | Gregory Gethard
    I attended a small Catholic university in Philadelphia, but aside from a handful of professors who asked students to engage in a brief prayer before class, along with the preponderance of faculty and students who participated in Ash Wednesday, the school’s religious bent played no impact on the education I received. In most cases, I could never tell the political leanings of my professors. In the rare occasions where I could, the professors made their opinions clear but still enjoyed the discussion from students of opposite viewpoints. It was a great experience for me. I got to take part in...
  • Federal imprisonment of Christians right around the corner (hate crimes bills)

    02/24/2009 2:16:33 PM PST · by mainestategop · 54 replies · 3,865+ views
    When is the last time you saw $10 Million dollars being spent on special programs in schools that taught school-age children about Judeo-Christian values and why they are important in our laws today? Better yet, funded by the Government? Well, I can answer that for you. Never! But, the Government sure is interested in getting some bills passed that will do just that for certain select minority groups such as homosexuals while putting Christians in prison. $10 Million dollars in funding will be allocated annually for the administration of hate crime prevention including special programs about this in our schools....
  • May the Fleas of 1000 Camels Infest Your Speech Code

    02/24/2009 9:00:07 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 9 replies · 1,057+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 2/24/2009 | Mike Adams
    I once had a dog named Jake that I liked very much. He was a well-behaved dog. When I asked him to sit, he would sit. When I asked him to shake, he would shake. When I asked him to stay, he would stay. Because he was so eager for praise and approval, it was easy to control his behavior. That old dog was a lot like the liberals who read my columns. (snip)Those who read yesterday’s column read my spoof apology for an email I claimed I had sent to the Department of Sociology and Criminology at UNC-Wilmington. The...
  • Superintendent warns against 'inappropriate comments' (hs students' speech against Obama)

    01/19/2009 7:20:39 AM PST · by xtinct · 88 replies · 3,732+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | 1/19/08 | Eric Schwartzberg and Marie Rossiter
    Mason school officials said they are taking a proactive educational approach in advance of next week's planned Inauguration Day activities. "Inappropriate comments that may make other students, staff or families feel unwelcome or uncomfortable in school or on the bus will not be tolerated," Superintendent Kevin Bright said in an e-mail sent to parents Monday, Jan. 12. The district, he said, expects students and staff to show respect for President-elect Obama and the incoming administration, as well as President Bush and the outgoing administration, and recognize that "while the election is a competitive process, our nation's greatness is displayed when...
  • School clamps down on student anti-Obama talk

    01/18/2009 5:59:45 PM PST · by dascallie · 142 replies · 5,391+ views
    ( After the Bush hatred and disrespect that became actually "trendy" in all quarters, with the establishment turning the other way...NOW they want to put a gag on this stuff?) Superintendent warns against 'inappropriate comments' Bright sends out e-mail to Mason parents in advance of Inauguration Day. By Eric Schwartzberg and Marie Rossiter Staff writers Thursday, January 15, 2009 Mason school officials said they are taking a proactive educational approach in advance of next week's planned Inauguration Day activities. "Inappropriate comments that may make other students, staff or families feel unwelcome or uncomfortable in school or on the bus will...
  • Homosexuality editorial puts 1st Amendment on trial

    12/02/2008 3:31:38 AM PST · by Joiseydude · 47 replies · 1,534+ views
    WND ^ | December 02, 2008
    A woman is suing the university where she worked for firing her over a privately written newspaper commentary expressing her Christian views on homosexuality. Crystal Dixon, the former associate vice president of human resources at the University of Toledo, was fired in May after she objected to an opinion article in the Toledo Free Press that compared striving for "gay rights" with the civil rights struggles of black Americans. Dixon responded with a Free Press editorial of her own, written not in her capacity as a university employee but as a private citizen. "As a Black woman," Dixon wrote, "I...
  • Be careful not to offend gay worshippers, Catholic priests warned (by UK bishops)

    11/29/2008 11:46:09 AM PST · by presidio9 · 49 replies · 1,205+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 29th November 2008 | Simon Caldwell
    Roman Catholic priests have been banned from using 'heterosexist' language in their churches in case they offend gay worshippers. They have been told by their bishops not to assume that every churchgoer is a heterosexual and to reflect this 'in language and conversation'. 'Remember that homophobic jokes and asides can be cruel and hurtful - a careless word can mean another experience of rejection and pain,' say the bishops in a leaflet advising priests and worshippers how to be more welcoming to gay people. Priests are also encouraged to put up posters advertising 'support services' for homosexuals, a move bound...
  • Bowles suggests blocking hate talk

    11/26/2008 7:02:56 PM PST · by MitchellC · 49 replies · 1,149+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | Nov 26, 2008 | Mandy Locke
    CHAPEL HILL - UNC-system President Erskine Bowles wants a commission to determine whether every state university campus in North Carolina should establish a university code that blocks hate speech. No such rules now exist at UNC campuses, Bowles said. Bowles' decision came less than a month after four N.C. State University students spray-painted political statements, which many deemed racially inflammatory and threatening, on the Free Expression Tunnel on campus. Bowles met Tuesday afternoon with leaders of the state chapter of the NAACP. After the meeting, he declared the graffiti hate speech. "I find this whole incident to be deplorable," Bowles...
  • Holiday Decorations Allowed Back at Florida University (CHRISTMAS Wins At Gulf Coast University!!!)

    11/26/2008 1:14:16 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 27 replies · 766+ views
    MyFoxTampaBay ^ | 11-26-08 | staff
    FORT MYERS – Ho, Ho, Ho! Santa Claus is allowed back at Florida Gulf Coast University. FGCU’s president reversed his decision to ban Christmas decorations. In an e-mail message sent to the campus Wednesday, university president Wilson Bradshaw, Ph.D. acknowledged the “overwhelming negative response” to his original letter banning all holiday and seasonal decorations from the school’s common areas, citing “legal limitations.” “It is now clear to me that we have erred in our attempt to find a balance between how best to observe the season in ways that honor all traditions – while also allowing employees to express their...
  • Political censorship on social networking site..Ccyber brownshirting.

    11/26/2008 5:03:37 AM PST · by dascallie · 29 replies · 1,029+ views
    Thinking I'd 'seed' the awareness in a more unconventional way, tried some social networking advocacy at a large forum site connected to a huge, free dating network called "Plenty of Fish"....loads of forums across all subjects, tens of thousands of members. I started a thread called "Any Opinions on Obama birth certificate controversy?" I immediately got responses, several pro and questioning-- but a couple vicious, insulting.."Face it, you lost! moron" etc type things. One guy in particular hounded me, tried to discredit everything i said, calling it right wing idiots, lies etc. I never used profanity or insults, merely kept...
  • Conversation cops step in to school students

    11/23/2008 9:14:32 AM PST · by Lorianne · 49 replies · 977+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | November 19, 2008 | Carly Weeks
    Your friend's new fuchsia fedora might be hideous. But don't call it gay, or you might get a language lesson from the conversation cops. Students at Queen's University who sprinkle their dialogue with an assortment of "homo" or "retarded" could find out the hard way that not everyone finds their remarks acceptable. The Kingston university has hired student facilitators to step in when they overhear homophobic slurs, remarks bashing women or racially tinged insults, along with an array of other language that could be deemed offensive. That means tęte-ŕ-tętes in the residence hallways may no longer be just between friends.
  • Action Call - CA Parents Not Allowed To Cheer For Their Own Kids At Youth Soccer Games

    11/14/2008 7:08:39 PM PST · by ebbscomic · 61 replies · 2,027+ views
    http://www.myspace.com/starspangledcomedy ^ | Nvoember 14, 2008 | Stephen Thomas
    Incredibly scary, Soviet-style stuff going on in the People's Republic Of California. Below is the text of the decree from a youth soccer league, stating that parents are not permited to cheer for THEIR OWN KIDS, or they will be THROWN OUT. Below that is an excellent freelance article penned by one of the parents. PLEASE EMAIL THIS ROGUE SOCIALIST LEAGUE AT reg46rc@ca.rr.com and let them know what you think. FLOOD THEM. ----------------------- Region 46 will be holding a Sunday edition of Silent Saturday on November 16th, 2008, during the make up games. The AYSO Board requests that there be...
  • Matthews: Palin 'Talking About God,' is 'Troubling'

    11/11/2008 4:43:54 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 161 replies · 1,130+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | November 11, 2008 | Geoffrey Dickens
    After airing an interview clip of Sarah Palin telling Fox News' Greta Van Susteren that she was looking for guidance from God about running for national office again, an appalled Chris Matthews called it "troubling," when he let loose this rant on Tuesday's "Hardball": Is, is this commentary about theocracy and going to God for approval? We've been through that with President Bush who said he, "didn't take advice from his father, he got it from another father." And we've been through this sort of Joan of Arc period. Are we gonna get another piece of this where God's leading...