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  • Letter from Conservative Leaders Implores Senators to Filibuster Hate Crimes Bill

    06/16/2009 9:34:27 PM PDT · by uptoolate · 6 replies · 491+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | June 16, 2009 | Catherine Rouse
    MEDIA ADVISORY, June 16 /Christian Newswire/ -- This week, a letter is being hand-delivered to every member of the United States Senate imploring conservatives to join Senator Jim DeMint's filibuster of the pending Hate Crimes bill, which would criminalize preaching the Gospel and put preachers in the crosshairs. The letter explains that, in its current form, the Hate Crimes legislation would: "Silence the moral voice of the Church" -- "Punish principled dissent from the homosexual agenda" -- "Be a savage and perhaps fatal blow to First Amendment freedom of expression" -- and "Empower the left and encourage it to move...
  • The Obama SS in Middle America

    06/07/2009 7:24:24 PM PDT · by bmweezer · 160 replies · 6,447+ views
    The GOPNation.com ^ | June 7, 2009 | The GOPNation.com
    At a family picnic tonight, I heard a story so unsettling and unreal, that I thought it was a joke until confirmed otherwise. A number of weeks ago, my uncle through marriage took it upon himself in a public place (a local convenience store) to criticize the policies of Barack Obama which was heard by a few patrons. A little background on my relation: he is a burly man with a creative tongue who, when speaking makes clear his opinions to everyone around him, but does so more to steam and vent than to do 'anything' about it. On this...
  • Congress Passes Bill Protecting Bizarre Sexual Orientations

    Write or call your two Senators and urge a NO vote on so-called hate crime legislation. The Democrat-controlled House just passed H.R. 1913, a so-called hate crimes bill that makes “sexual orientation,” “gender,” and “gender identity” into federally-protected classes under the law. The Senate version is S. 909, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act. It must be defeated. This legislation begins to lay the legal foundation and framework to investigate, prosecute and persecute pastors, youth pastors, Bible teachers, and anyone else whose Bible speech and thought is based upon and reflects the truths found in the Bible. A...
  • 'Patriot pastors' called to crush 'hate crimes' bill

    05/19/2009 10:37:50 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 10 replies · 922+ views
    http://www.worldnetdaily.com ^ | May 19, 2009 | By Chelsea Schilling
    ... But this Memorial Day weekend he is calling ministers to fight for those freedoms – from their pulpits. "Pastors, if you wonder who is to blame for America's slide from the 'Ozzie and Harriet' morality of yesteryear to the 'Brokeback Mountain' immorality of today, look in the mirror," said Pastor Paul Blair of Fairview Baptist Church in Edmond, Okla. Blair is founder of a group called Reclaiming Oklahoma for Christ, an outreach to pastors that encourages church leaders to take a stand against the spread of immorality in American culture. He is urging pastors across the nation to stop...
  • Are hate crimes any worse than others?

    05/17/2009 3:16:34 AM PDT · by MartinaMisc · 41 replies · 999+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | May 17, 2009 | Jeff Jacoby
    LEGISLATION pending before Congress would dramatically expand the federal hate-crimes law, and a number of critics are concerned that the bill goes too far. Perhaps the real problem is that it doesn't go far enough. Under current law, crimes motivated by bias against a victim's race, color, religion, or national origin can be prosecuted by the federal government, so long as the victim had been engaged in a "federally-protected activity" - attending a public school, for example, or being in a place of public accommodation or entertainment. The proposed Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which passed the House last...
  • An Evolutionless Earth? (Movie Review: Disney’s Earth)

    05/11/2009 10:01:46 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 9 replies · 691+ views
    AiG ^ | May 11, 2009 | Stacia McKeever
    It’s rare that a movie produced by Discovery and BBC Films about the natural world doesn’t contain any mention of molecules-to-man evolution or millions of years of history. In fact, it’s almost as if the production companies are joined at the hip with the false view of history, taking every opportunity to promote the idea that the earth is not a product of God’s handiwork. And yet, with the movie Earth (a trimmed-down version of the documentary series Planet Earth), they demonstrate it can be done. As far as I could tell, there was no mention of “evolution” or “millions...
  • ‘Like Teenage Girls At A Bay City Rollers Concert’

    05/11/2009 5:33:11 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 66 replies · 4,205+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On Morning Joe today, Joe Scarborough nailed the Washington press corps for its sycophantish performance at the White House Correspondents Association dinner this past Saturday night: “like a bunch of teenage girls waiting for a Bay City Rollers concert, waiting to scream at the top of their [lungs].” Mika Brzezinski, agreeing with Joe, lifted the veil on the goings-on behind the scenes, describing an enraptured TV production crew scrambling to get the most flattering shots of the prez and First Lady. View video here.
  • 'Pedophile Protection Act' heads to Senate committee

    05/10/2009 3:43:57 AM PDT · by Man50D · 26 replies · 976+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | May 10, 2009
    The Senate Judiciary Committee will consider Tuesday a hate crimes bill already approved by the House that, critics say, provides special protections for pedophiles and others with alternative "gender identities" such as voyeurism and exhibitionism. WND first reported on what has become widely known as "The Pedophile Protection Act" last week, raising nationwide alarm that has already generated more than 250,000 individual letters of protest to members of the U.S. Senate. On Friday, Rep. Louis Gohmert, R-Texas, and Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, said the only chance to defeat the legislation was for a massive outpouring of opposition from the American...
  • Hate Crime Legislation - Back Door to Censorship

    05/10/2009 12:48:51 AM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 927+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 10, 2009 | James Simpson
    An extension of the Hate Crimes law recently passed the House of Representatives which will essentially codify into national law the "speech codes" that are smothering academic freedom on college campuses today. This law is the back door method Obama and his fellow socialists will use to stifle free speech in this country, as explained in an informative article by Jerry Kane at American Daughter. To heck with the "Fairness Doctrine." Who needs to limit censorship to the airwaves? This legislation will silence anyone who disagrees with them. Hate crimes legislation has its roots in the communist-inspired, so-called Frankfurt School...
  • Enforced “Diversity” will make Britain “First Modern Soft Totalitarian State”

    05/06/2009 11:18:22 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 15 replies · 920+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/6/09 | Hillary White
    A deliberate campaign to enforcce “diversity” and political correctness by “unelected or quasi-governmental bodies” is turning Britain into the “the first modern soft totalitarian state”, an Australian political science expert and author says. Hal Gibson Pateshall Colebatch, an Australian historian, author, poet, lecturer, journalist, editor, and lawyer, has warned in an editorial in the Australian that while there may as yet be no concentration camps or gulags in Britain, “there are thought police with unprecedented powers to dictate ways of thinking and sniff out heresy, and there can be harsh punishments for dissent.” He points to the dozens of cases...
  • President applauds House ‘thought crimes’ law

    05/06/2009 1:53:07 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 18 replies · 892+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 6May09 | Nat Hentoff
    Why is the press remaining mostly silent about the so-called "hate crimes law" that passed in the House on April 29? The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act passed in a 249-175 vote (17 Republicans joined with 231 Democrats). These Democrats should have been tested on their knowledge of the First Amendment, equal protection of the laws (14th Amendment), and the prohibition of double jeopardy (no American can be prosecuted twice for the same crime or offense). If they had been, they would have known that this proposal, now headed for a Senate vote, violates all these constitutional provisions....
  • NC congresswoman claims Shepard murder 'not a hate crime'

    05/05/2009 3:16:57 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 35 replies · 1,317+ views
    One News Now ^ | May 5, 2009 | Jim Brown
    A Republican lawmaker has enraged supporters of "hate crimes" legislation for suggesting that the horrible murder of Matthew Shepard was not motivated by anti-homosexual bigotry. Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-North Carolina) drew the ire of homosexual activists and other supporters of hate crimes legislation last week when she suggested that the tragic 1998 murder of college student Matthew Shepard was not a hate crime. "We know that young man was killed in the commitment of a robbery. It wasn't because he was gay," Foxx said on the House floor. "The bill was named for him -- the hate crimes bill was...
  • What A Concept, Why Don't We Do This???

    05/05/2009 7:31:34 AM PDT · by ignorancerunsrampant · 16 replies · 983+ views
    Michael Savage is banned from the UK. That is not important, the reason why is compelling ... "I think it's important that people understand the sorts of values and sorts of standards that we have here, the fact that it's a privilege to come and the sort of things that mean you won't be welcome in this country," Ms Smith told GMTV. "Coming to this country is a privilege. If you can't live by the rules that we live by, the standards and the values that we live by, we should exclude you from this country and, what's more, now...
  • Full list of UK's 'least wanted' (Michael Savage included)

    05/05/2009 7:34:35 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies · 2,447+ views
    Channel 4 News ^ | May 5, 2009 | Lewis Hannam
    Sixteen people banned from entering the UK are "named and shamed" by the Home Office. Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said she decided to make public the names of 16 people banned since October last year so others could better understand what sort of behaviour Britain was not prepared to tolerate. The list includes hate preachers, anti-gay protesters and a far- right US talk show host.
  • A culture of surveillance

    05/01/2009 8:15:32 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies · 732+ views
    Renew America ^ | 2009-04-29 | Chuck Baldwin
    It is truly amazing how much news the American news media chooses to ignore. If one wants to discover what is actually going on in the world, he or she often has to go to the foreign press. This has again been the case with a story that every American should be extremely interested in, but which has been totally ignored by the American news media. I found this story in Russia Today. According to RussiaToday.com, "The personal computer may soon be not-so-private, with the U.S. and some European nations working on laws allowing them access to search the content...
  • Victory in Fight Against Hate Crimes!

    04/22/2009 10:19:54 AM PDT · by truthnomatterwhat · 28 replies · 1,586+ views
    The Voice Magazine ^ | April 22, 2009 | Dr. Gary L. Cass
    Victory! Because of your calls, the House Judiciary Committee has agreed to hold a hearing on hate crimes bill, H.R.1913! The original plan of the chair of the committee, Representative John Conyers, was to move this bill quietly out of the committee without a hearing, then on to the full House and get it passed with as little fan fare as possible. The hearing is scheduled for 10:15 AM Wednesday of this week. Call the judiciary committee members and tell them to vote NO on hate crimes. For a list see the link below. Nations where these kinds of "hate...
  • Time to "blacklist" anti Palin Republicans

    04/19/2009 3:04:45 PM PDT · by se_ohio_young_conservative · 125 replies · 2,760+ views
    It is time to unleash hell on the National Republican party establishment. We need to "blacklist" any Republican who speaks out against Governor Palin is an unfair way. We can put their name on a "wall of shame". and actively seek to defeat them in GOP primaries or undermine them in any way possible. It is time to get nasty. These are the kind of tactics that got President Obama the nomination and ultimately the Presidency in 2008. It it time we take notes and play the same game. And we need to play their game in a general election....
  • Homeland insecurity

    04/16/2009 7:49:21 AM PDT · by SmithL · 30 replies · 858+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/16/9 | Debra J. Saunders
    On April 7, the Department of Homeland Security distributed a counterterrorism assessment to local law-enforcement types entitled, "Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment." The nine-page paper has many on the right questioning what is going on in Washington. The assessment reads like a sophomore's bad political science essay in, for example, noting that right-wing extremism "may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration." "This is an very unfortunately named document," Department of Homeland Security spokesperson Sara Kudon told me. No lie. The...
  • Federal Agency warns of radical on right

    04/14/2009 11:10:27 AM PDT · by ma bell · 55 replies · 1,803+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 14April 2009
    The Department of Homeland Security is warning law enforcement officials about a rise in "rightwing extremist activity," saying the economic recession, the election of America's first black president and the return of a few disgruntled war veterans could swell the ranks of white-power militias.
  • Congress to Revive Hate Crime Bill to Censor Christians

    04/06/2009 12:05:41 PM PDT · by truthnomatterwhat · 38 replies · 2,180+ views
    The Voice magazine ^ | April 6, 2009 | Dr. Gary L. Cass
    One of the gravest threats to religious liberty and freedom of speech is proposed hate crime legislation. Even while national attention is focused is on the economy and Obama’s radical economic and foreign policy, the far left is at work undermining our First Amendment rights at home with hate crime legislation. In other countries where these types of laws have been implemented, pastors and Christians have been jailed and fined for their faithful adherence to the scriptures. US Congressman John Conyers is reintroducing the same hate crime bill that was passed in the last Congress, but was vetoed by President...