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  • Marriage is What Has Brought us Here Today

    06/22/2014 6:52:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | June 22, 2014 | Kathryn Lopez
    "All day long, some of them tended to the dying and to their burial, countless numbers with no one to care for them. Others gathered together, from all parts of the city, a multitude of those withered from famine, and distributed bread to them all." At a recent event in Washington, D.C., San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone quoted from Eusebius, a historian who chronicled pagan Rome. Having Christians around (the "them" in the above quote,) wasn't the worst thing in the world. They'd stick around and care for you when you were sick and forgotten. In today's outrage-fueled media...
  • The March of the Tolerance Stormtroopers

    06/20/2014 4:28:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | June 20, 2014 | Mark Davis
    Let us begin with what should be an unnecessary assertion: Tolerance is good. The behavioral trait that involves giving others latitude and elbow room rather than jumping on their every flaw is a good thing. In a pluralistic society, it is healthy to recognize that amid various faiths, ethnicities and character types, we should find things to admire and embrace rather than launch a constant search for indignation. This is what tolerance used to be. It led to an America that welcomes many religions, rejects racism and embraces individualism. But the strengths and virtues of tolerance have been co-opted...
  • Liberals demand Pat Sajak be fired for GW/CC tweet

    05/22/2014 2:45:56 PM PDT · by Robwin · 75 replies
    The Petition ^ | May, 2014 | Petitoners
    "I now believe global warming alarmists are unpatriotic racists knowingly misleading for their own ends. Good night." That's what Pat Sajak, host of Wheel of Fortune, posted on Twitter Monday night. Then, after facing criticism from his followers, Sajak doubled down on his denial by tweeting: "Sometimes it's fun to poke a stick in a hornets' nest just to hear the buzzing." Unlike Wheel of Fortune, climate change isn't a game. And, while Pat Sajak is just a gameshow host and not an authority on climate change, he also has the privilege of addressing a nightly national audience. Calling many...
  • The Irony of the New Tolerance: It Doesn't Tolerate Christians

    05/22/2014 11:21:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/22/2014 | BY JOHN STONESTREET
    When it comes to same-sex "marriage," our culture just like our president, has definitely evolved. After all, it was only in 2008 that a strong majority in California-yes, California-passed Proposition 8 which defined marriage as between one man and one woman. But when our president changed his mind a few months before the 2012 election, the cultural floodgates opened, particularly in the American workplace. Later that summer, Chick-fil-A faced angry boycotts when CEO Dan Cathy's views and donations in favor of traditional marriage became public knowledge. The workplace pressure has only continued. Christian bakers and photographers who do not want...
  • Response to a Letter From a Homosexual

    05/18/2014 11:11:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Stand to Reason ^ | Greg Koukl
    I want to speak to you about a topic that we've discussed for a couple of weeks. I've been on the defensive rather than the offensive. Some people don't know what "sad" is. That is my euphemism for "gay." I don't use the word "gay," I use the word "sad." It is more appropriately descriptive of that whole movement. But my defensive posture has to do with the very aggressive stance of the sad political movement who are seeking to cram a particular moral view down the throats of the children and adults of America, the children in particular because...
  • The Intolerant Hypocrisy of America's 'Tolerant' President

    05/15/2014 7:22:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/15/2014 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Thanks to Barack Obama’s inability to remain out of the sexual-political arena, once again the depths of liberal hypocrisy are revealed for all to see.It began when openly gay award-winning Missouri defensive end Michael Sam was named St. Louis Ram’s 249th overall choice in the 2014 NFL draft.  Sam, the man with the two first names, felt compelled to publicly celebrate with his boyfriend Vito Cammisano.  In a video tight shot, surrounded by adoring family and friends, Mike and Vito recreated the customary wedding cake routine where the bride and groom stuff whipped cream into one another’s mouths and then...
  • MSNBCs Capehart: Tolerance Should Not Be a Two-Way Street

    05/13/2014 4:02:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 13, 2014 | Paul Bremmer
    Liberals often say theyre big on tolerance, but apparently tolerance must flow only one way toward liberals and their favored identity groups. So says MSNBC contributor Jonathan Capehart. Appearing as a guest on Mondays The Last Word with Lawrence ODonnell, Capehart rebuffed the idea ... [T]olerance, no, is not it should not be a two-way street. It's a one-way street. ... Thats the perfect encapsulation of liberalism they will make you to understand that you are wrong and they are right. You will tolerate whoever they like, but as for you tough luck. If you dont...
  • Group Starts #OpenZilla Campaign to Ensure 'Tolerance' Extends to Christian Employees at Mozilla

    04/09/2014 11:53:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/09/2014 | Katherine Webber
    Faith Driven Consumer launched an #OpenZilla campaign in response to the recent resignation of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich whose support for California's Proposition 8 in 2008 caused uproar. The #OpenZilla campaign seeks to ensure the software company expresses inclusiveness and respect toward its religious employees who may oppose same-sex marriage. Faith Driven Consumer, a group that seeks to connect Christian consumers with faith-compatible companies, has requested the Silicon Valley-based software company provide clarification on its diversity policy to ensure employees will not be discriminated against for their religious beliefs. Recently, Eich resigned from his newly-appointed post as CEO of Mozilla,...
  • Jesus didnt care about being nice or tolerant, and neither should you

    04/07/2014 3:07:08 PM PDT · by My hearts in London - Everett · 40 replies
    The Matt Walsh Blog ^ | April 7, 2014 | Matt Walsh
    There is no shortage of heresies these days. If you want to adopt some blasphemous, perverted, fun house mirror reflection of Christianity, you will find a veritable buffet of options. You can sift through all the variants and build your own little pet version of the Faith. Its Ice Cream Social Christianity: make your own sundae! (Or Sunday, as it were.) And, of all the heretical choices, probably the most common and possibly the most damaging is what Ive come to call the Nice Doctrine. The propagators of the Nice Doctrine can be seen and heard from anytime...
  • How you can push back against Mozilla/Firefox's gay marriage thuggery

    04/07/2014 7:04:06 AM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies
    NC Register ^ | April 7, 2014 | Jimmy Akin
    Snip What You Can Do It is important that people give Mozilla pushback--and a lot of it--because the less people suffer the consequences of this kind of behavior, the more it will be invited in the future. You want Christians to experience a new and even worse persecution than what they're facing now? Do nothing. You want to fight back? Here's what you can do . . . 1) Mozilla has a web page where you can leave feedback on its Firefox browser. THAT WEB PAGE IS HERE. At the time of this writing, the feedback in the last...
  • The TOLERANT States Of America

    04/06/2014 3:29:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | April 6, 2014 | Kevin McCullough
    The war that has been brewing between the Sexual Activists of America, and every day people of faith, morals, and conscience has moved into the major campaign of the conflict. This week has been bloody. For the better part of the past two years I have repeatedly stated on my radio show that we have entered a day where the Constitutional guarantee of absolute legal protection for one's freedom of religious faith and expression is running headlong into a culturally driven force that is a non-Constitutional right to sexual freedom. The United States Constitution doesn't address sex, sexuality, sexual...
  • A More Civilizing Education

    04/06/2014 2:31:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | April 6, 2014 | Paul Jacob
    Hey, Horace, looks like you might have been wrong. Dead wrong. That is, making good, respectful citizens isnt best left to government schools. Way back before the Civil War, Horace Mann promoted the common school not merely to increase literacy and certainly not to prepare a majority of students for college. The movement that gave birth to the modern public school system in America was designed to inculcate good citizenship. The idea? Put all kids through a shared experience. The idea was to promote American ideas of democracy and republicanism into the minds of children who, Mann feared, were too...
  • Mozilla CEO forced out over opposition to gay marriage

    04/04/2014 7:47:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/4/2014 | Douglas Lang
    The newly elected CEO and co-founder of Mozilla - the maker of the Firefox web browser - was forced into resignation today after activists pressured the company over his donation to a political campaign that opposed same-sex marriage. Brendan Eich was forced into resigning from the company he co-founded just one month into his new role as CEO. In 2008 Eich donated $1000 to the campaign for California Proposition 8 and was widely chastised by the left press and social media. After his recent appointment as CEO his vilification was reawakened and he came under pressure from employees, press, social...
  • Compassion: Anti-Obamacare cancer patient smeared by Reid now receiving death wishes from liberals

    04/02/2014 11:27:58 AM PDT · by 12th_Monkey · 28 replies ^ | April 1, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Remember Julie Boonstra? Shes the single mother fighting leukemia who appeared in an anti-Obamacare television ad running in Michigan: (see video at link) Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid assailed Ms. Boonstra, and others like her, in a breathtakingly mean-spirited floor speech going so far as to say that all of their negative experiences were untrue and lies. Reid now claims he doesnt remember saying any such thing, but theres video tape: (see Reid video at link) In his effort to discredit Boonstra, Reid relied on a Washington Post fact check, which effectively ruled her story half true. In fact,...
  • Guinness Pulls Out of St. Pattys Parade Over LGBT Ban (New York City)

    03/16/2014 7:03:20 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 104 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 16, 2014 | Leonard Greene
    Guinness pulls out of St. Pattys parade over LGBT ban Guinness beer has pulled its sponsorship from New Yorks famed St. Patricks day parade over a controversial policy that prohibits gays and lesbians from marching openly, according to reports. Guinness has a strong history of supporting diversity and being an advocate for equality for all, the company said in a statement on the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation website. We were hopeful that the policy of exclusion would be reversed for this years parade. As this has not come to pass, Guinness has withdrawn its participation. We will continue...
  • A Live-and-Let-Live Law: Arizona's Law Promotes Tolerance, Not only for Gays, but for All

    02/25/2014 1:36:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/25/2014 | The Editors
    In response to a number of lawsuits in which such providers of wedding-related services as bakers and photographers have been threatened with conscription into participating in same-sex ceremonies to which they object on religious grounds, Arizonas state legislature has adopted a law under which businesses that decline to provide such services will enjoy protection. It is perhaps unfortunate that it has come to this, but organized homosexuality, a phenomenon that is more about progressive pieties than gay rights per se, remains on the permanent offensive in the culture wars. Live-and-let-live is a creed that the gay lobby specifically rejects: The...
  • Woman Wearing Google Glass Says She Was Attacked In San Francisco Bar

    02/25/2014 8:58:19 AM PST · by rawhide · 87 replies
    San Fran CBS local ^ | 2-25-14 | Joe Vazquez
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) A Bay Area woman said she was attacked for wearing the Google Glass wearable computer at a bar in San Franciscos Haight-Ashbury. Tech writer Sarah Slocum wrote on her Facebook page that she was at Molotovs on Haight Street Friday night. Slocum said she was showing someone at the bar how the high-tech glasses work, when two women confronted her. Then, a man ripped the Google Glass off of her face. OMG so youll never believe this but I got verbally and physically assaulted and robbed last night in the city, had things thrown at...
  • Christian Rapper Responds To Macklemores Same Love, Gets Death Threats From LGBT Community

    02/17/2014 7:05:43 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 89 replies ^ | 2/16/14 | therightscoop
    Admittedly I dont listen to Christian rap or rap of any kind for that matter, but after watching this news report I had to hear Bizzles new song which is a well thought out response from a Christian perspective to Macklemores song Same Love.- (the song the played at the Grammys for the big gay wedding.) And let me say Bizzles new song doesnt pull any punches at all. It treads in love but it doesnt tread lightly. Its quite powerful actually. But first, watch this news report by KHOU on how Bizzles life is being threatened because of his...
  • 5 Virtues That Liberals Take To The Extreme

    02/11/2014 4:24:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | /february 11, 2014 | John Hawkins
    "If one oversteps the bounds of moderation, the greatest pleasures cease to please." -- Epictetus "The world is full of people who will help you manufacture tornados in order to blow out a match." -- Shaun Hick There are few things on the planet more necessary than water. In fact, roughly 60% of the human body is water. Yet, water isn't ALWAYS a good thing as Noah could tell you. Virtues can be like this as well. In moderation, they're good for you, but taken to extremes, they become destructive. 1) Tolerance: A little tolerance is a good thing,...
  • The Left is Cool with You Doing Whatever, As Long as They Approve

    02/02/2014 9:29:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | February 2, 2014 | Doug Giles
    The other day, as the rest of the U.S. was experiencing record lows brought on by the Polar Vortex that Al Gores beclouded crystal ball didnt see coming, I was soaking up the eighty-three degree rays in Miami at my gated-communitys swank pool. Boo-yah. Thats why we endure hurricanes folks, for the glorious winter weather. Fortunately for me, no one was at the cement pond when I rocked up so I got the best chaise in the best place. So far so good. After I got my old, crippled ass into a perfect position for a maximum tan...
  • Military Relaxing Uniform Regulations Because Feelings

    01/22/2014 5:08:17 PM PST · by absentee · 18 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/22/2014 | Caleb Howe
    This is a horrible idea, as Col. West points out. It undermines uniformity and conformity, which is fine for civilians but absolutely antithetical to to military philosophy. There are also more practical concerns. A Marine is going to regret his religious beard about ten seconds after hearing the words "gas, gas, gas!" Just try and get a seal on that mask with a religious beard or piercings. There is a very real need for uniformity in the ranks. This has been true since man began forming armies. As Col. West points out, this sort of policy change would be a...
  • Michigan black student union: physical action if seven demands not met in one week

    01/21/2014 5:47:58 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 99 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/20/2014
    Members of the University of Michigan Black Student Union said they would have to resort to physical action if a list of seven demands issued on Martin Luther King Day are not met within seven days, The Ann Arbor News reported. If negotiations are not complete we will be forced to do more, beginning to increase valiantly our activism for social progress and take physical actions on the University of Michigans campus, said senior Shayla Scales to a group of students gathered on campus, according to the Ann Arbor News. The seven demands, read aloud by an activist associated with...
  • San Francisco Supervisors Criticize Anti-Abortion Banners On Market St.

    01/16/2014 4:29:57 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 8 replies
    KCBS (radio, San Francisco) ^ | January 15, 2014 | Barbara Taylor
    SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) Members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors have taken aim at anti-abortion banners placed on busy Market Street. Supervisor David Campos and six other supervisors are supporting a resolution opposing the banners and questioning their legality. The banners were put up by Walk for Life West Coast, a San Francisco based anti-abortion group that holds an annual rally in the city, scheduled for January 25th in Civic Center Plaza. --SNIP-- Eva Muntean of Walk for Life said her group obtained a permit and met all the criteria for their banners. --SNIP-- Muntean said the resolution...
  • Thoughts on Tolerance

    09/04/2010 5:04:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 9/4/2010 | Msgr Charles Pope
    Permit me a few thoughts on the issue of tolerance. This post is not intended as a systematic treatise on tolerance. Rather just some thoughts on a frequently misunderstood concept that some have called the only virtue left in our neo-pagan society.The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy defines Tolerance and toleration: Toleration from the Latin tolerare: to put up with, countenance or suffer generally refers to the conditional acceptance of or non-interference with beliefs, actions or practices that one considers to be wrong but still tolerable, such that they should not be prohibited or constrained. [1] It goes on...
  • Democrat State Senator in Colorado fires gay staffer for hanging out with a Republican

    01/07/2014 7:27:21 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 59 replies
    rom Campus Reform, "Colorado Democrat fires gay aide allegedly for visiting Republican office": Tyler Drum, a 21-year-old homosexual aide to Democrat state Senator Irene Aguilar (photo), was fired on the spot from his position in the Colorado Senate because he allegedly visited the office of a fellow college aide who happens to work for a Republican. Drum, a 2013 graduate of Colorado State University, told Campus Reform that Aguilar did not explain why he had been fired. I thought this would happen on the Republican side, now Im a disenchanted Democrat. Tweet This She just said leadership was uncomfortable with...
  • Gay TMZ Chief Slams GLAAD: They Preach Tolerance But They Wont Tolerate Religious Beliefs

    12/28/2013 11:16:22 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    Pat ^ | 12/20/2013
    This is a week old, but I hadn't seen this before. It's an interesting view from a gay man. GLAAD has way over stepped their bounds.
  • Ducking Tolerance

    12/23/2013 10:45:14 AM PST · by raptor22 · 44 replies
    Washingtin Tines ^ | December 23, 2013 | Staff
    The left is all in favor of free speech until someone offers a contrary opinion. Phil Robertson of TVs wildly popular Duck Dynasty offended the homosexual lobby this week with remarks about his religious faith. The A&E network show is the most-popular reality program on all of cable television, following the Robertson family of Louisiana and their business of making calls and other paraphernalia for duck hunters. The shows success makes the bearded Mr. Robertson, who has the appearance of ZZ Top in camouflage, an unlikely celebrity because he is a born-again Christian. A writer for GQ magazine asked...
  • Evil Preaches Tolerance Until It Is Dominant, Then Seeks to Silence Good

    12/20/2013 6:05:08 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 18 replies ^ | 12/20/13 | Erick Erickson
    In 1987, Andre Sarano took a photograph of Christ on the cross in a jar of urine. It won the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Arts Awards in the Visual Arts competition, which was sponsored in part by taxpayers. Outraged Christians were told they didnt have to see it. They did not have to go to the museum. Their money, of course, had to fund the National Endowment for the Arts, but they themselves just needed to ignore it. Christians needed to show tolerance to for the diversity of others thoughts. Robert Maplethorpe spent many years touring the United States with...
  • Crush Phil Robertson, Crush Free Speech

    12/20/2013 2:17:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | December 20, 2013 | J. Robert Smith
    ...don't expect GLAAD to go after Islam, hammer and tongs, anytime soon. If anything, continue to anticipate more syrupy sycophancy.But hapless Phil Robertson, you bet. Phil's just a plump ol' duck lifting off the still, misty, dark waters in the rosy bayou morn. Pretty easy to aim a figurative shotgun at Phil to blow him outta the sky, huh? Pretty easy to bully the feller with the florid beard out of his show to set an example for likeminded Christians or the religious (Muslims exempted) who'd dare voice a belief that homosexuality (practiced) is a sin, and that society has...
  • Tracy Morgan Is Co-Grand Marshal of Winterfest Boat Parade

    12/16/2013 3:57:47 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Broward New Times ^ | 12/13/13 | Chris Joseph
    Tracy Morgan is now your co-grand marshal of the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade in Fort Lauderdale...
  • Blogging Gays Urge Murder, Castration Of Christians

    12/08/2013 3:34:26 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 93 replies ^ | December 7, 2013 | Matt Barber
    It happened Dec. 2, 2013, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. broke the story with the headline: Violent mob of topless pro-abort feminists attacks praying men defending cathedral. The raw footage is disturbing to the extreme (warning: viewer discretion advised for nudity, lesbian lewdness, and violence. A censored version is available in this WND story.) Both the video and the story have since gone viral. WND summarizes the attacks as follows: Chanting, Get your rosaries out of our ovaries, a mob of pro-abortion feminists many of whom were topless with Nazi swastikas on their chests and foreheads attacked and...
  • FSUs Winston wont be charged

    12/07/2013 5:44:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 94 replies
    Journal Gazette ^ | 12/6/13 | Gary Fineout
    ... Heisman hopeful Jameis Winston will not face any charges in a sexual assault case, mostly because there were too many gaps in his accusers story... ... the womans blood-alcohol content at the hospital was 0.04 percent and investigators estimated it to be about 0.10 percent at the time of the incident, based on the amount of time that had passed....
  • If You Like Your Religion You Can Keep It

    11/17/2013 7:24:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/16/2013 | Richard Butrick
    We learn from an online dictionary of Islam that Islam accommodates all the Abrahamic religions: Islam is the religion of all prophets. Muslims believe that all the prophets were sent to their respective peoples from God. They all had the same mission and message guiding people to the worshipping of One God. The three revealed monotheistic religions, Islam, Christianity, and Judaism, go back to the Prophet Abraham (PBUH).Therefore, Christians and Jews hold a special place in Islam. They are called the People of the Book, since the original Torah and Gospel were also divinely revealed and they shared in the...
  • Wisconsin Gov. Walker reveals violence, death threats in upcoming autobiography

    11/12/2013 3:21:19 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    FOX News ^ | November 12, 2013 | By Joseph Weber
    Protesters angry with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's effort to break Big Labors financial hold on the state in 2011 at one point blocked his exit from a manufacturing plant, then surrounded his police cruiser while beating on the windows and rocking the vehicle. The episode is one of several violent threats that the Republican governor and his family have faced, and which are detailed in his upcoming book Unintimidated: A Governors Story and a Nations Challenge." However, the most unnerving incidents for Walker appeared to be the death threats -- specifically one in which the sender wrote about following his...
  • Vanity pat condell speaks the truth

    10/25/2013 2:58:30 PM PDT · by jneesy · 13 replies
    Hi, I'm Pat Condell. I don't respect your beliefs and I don't care if you're offended. Cheers. Now that weve got the formalities out of the way, welcome to my website.
  • Model student punished for helping drunk friend get home safely

    10/15/2013 7:29:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 66 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-15-2013 | Robby Soave
    School zero tolerance policies claimed another victim as Massachusetts high school student Erin Cox was suspended from her volleyball team after giving an intoxicated friend a ride home from a party. Police determined that Cox had not consumed alcohol, and agreed that the honors student had only come to a party featuring underage drinking in order to make sure a friend got home safely. But Andover High School decided to punish Cox anyway, determining that she had violated the school districts zero tolerance policy against drug and alcohol use. Cox was demoted from her position as captain of the volleyball...
  • Grandpa disowns daughter after she disowns her gay son

    10/03/2013 4:39:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | 10/3/13 | Matt Young
    A HANDWRITTEN letter penned by a disgruntled grandfather has proven that not all old folk are out of touch when it comes to equality. The letter was written in response to his daughter, who kicked out his grandson after coming out of the closet. "I'm disappointed in you as a daughter," he wrote. "You're correct that we have a 'shame in the family', but mistaken about what it is." Though details are unclear of the incident, he writes "kicking Chad out of your home, simply because he told you he was gay is the real 'abomination' here. "A parent disowning...
  • This Passage In The Pope's First Major Interview Has Made A Lot Of People Very Excited

    09/21/2013 10:24:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/21/2013 | Adam Taylor
    Pope Francis can't seem to help but get good press recently, what with his humble new car, an endearing and sincere-seeming series of phone calls to random members of the public, public messages of tolerance, and the first papal selfie. All that goodwill seems to have consolidated with his first long interview. The interview was conducted with Rev. Antonio Spadaro, editor-in-chief of La Civilt Cattolica, and translated in full by America Magazine. It's certainly a long read, but to give you the gist, many people are picking up on this one passage in particular: The dogmatic and moral teachings of...
  • Tolerance, Health and Fascism

    08/27/2013 4:58:12 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 8-27-13 | Dennis Prager
    I cannot count the number of times I heard liberal professors and liberal writers quote the phrase: "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross." The phrase is brilliant. There is actually no threat to America of fascism coming from the right. The essence of the American right, after all, is less government; and fascism, by definition, demands ever larger government. Therefore, if there is a real fascist threat to America, it comes from the left, whose appetite for state power is essentially unlimited. But because the left has so long dominated...
  • Tesla Model S scores highest marks ever on U.S. crash testing

    08/20/2013 9:10:28 PM PDT · by grundle · 62 replies ^ | August 20, 2013 | Justin Hyde
    As much as electric car builders hail their vehicles as the future of transportation, one question they couldn't answer fully was just how well their vehicles would withstand a crash. Automakers have spent decades finessing their chassis; what happened when an engine-less vehicle went head-on into a barrier wasn't clear, and as the post crash-test smoldering of a Chevy Volt demonstrated, the batteries posed new challenges. Leave it to Tesla to provide the first hard evidence with data from U.S. government tests showing the Model S sedan may be the most crash-proof passenger vehicle on the road today. Normally,...
  • The culture war -- and the showers -- are hot!

    07/11/2013 10:26:45 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 1 replies
    WND ^ | July 11, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    David Limbaugh sounds alarm over Texas Y facility buckling to 'the totalitarian left' Wake up, conservatives and Christians. Were getting our rear ends handed to us, and well continue to if we dont do a better job of fighting back. Im not just talking about electoral politics. Liberal and secular activist groups are as aggressive as ever and winning, energized and enabled by this most radical of administrations and equally so by deer-in-the-headlights conservatives. The latest episode in this particular series of unfortunate events involves the Ys rolling over to the relentless bullying of pro-abortion activists to evict...
  • Its Time Christians Told Those Who Seek to Silence Them, Yeah, Right

    07/07/2013 4:07:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | July 7, 2013 | Kevin Glass
    Two weeks ago a Sonoma State University student was ordered by one of the Seawolves lunatic supervisors to remove her cross necklace because some tender moron, who goes to that liberal madrasa, might get their panties in a wad. Yep, the overseer thought the cross accoutrement was vulgar. This is the same school that, with their easily offended students, put on The Vagina Monologues last March 9th, 2013. Let me see if I have this right: a pretty gold cross necklace on a blonde co-ed is nasty and a yarbling, six-foot feminist yapping about rape, mutilation, masturbation and orgasms is...
  • Pro-Life Texas Legislators Receive Threats [I hope your daughters raped.]

    07/02/2013 11:42:46 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 22 replies
    NRO ^ | By Betsy Woodruff
    Pro-life legislators in the Texas statehouse have faced threats and abuse from pro-choice protesters, prompting at least one to bring in extra volunteers to help with security. State representative Jonathan Stickland tells NRO that being vocally pro-life has made him a target for abuse and threats from some of the pro-choice protesters in Austin. The night before state senator Wendy Daviss filibuster, she requested that people send her stories about the importance of abortion rights that she could read during the filibuster. Stickland tells me that inspired him and a few other representatives from Tarrant County (part of which is...
  • University Tells Student to Remove Cross Necklace (Because it might offend other students)

    07/02/2013 8:46:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/02/2013 | Todd Starnes
    A Sonoma State University student has filed a religious accommodation request after she said she was ordered to remove her cross necklace because it might offend other students. Its amazing in this day of diversity and tolerance on university campuses that a university official would engage in this type of obvious religious discrimination, said Liberty Institute attorney Hiram Sasser. The Liberty Institute is representing Audrey Jarvis, 19, a liberal arts major at the northern California university. On June 27, Jarvis was working for the universitys Associated Students Productions at a student orientation fair for incoming freshmen. During the event, her...
  • Suspension wont be removed for five-year-old grilled over cap gun who then peed his pants

    06/17/2013 7:47:51 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 83 replies ^ | 6-17-2013 | Eric Owens
    School officials in Calvert County, Maryland have denied a request to expunge the suspension of the kindergartener who brought a plastic cap gun on a school bus last month and then wet his pants during a subsequent interrogation. The refusal came in the form of a letter dated Friday, reports The Washington Post. The letter stated that the five-year-old did bring a cap gun in his book bag. It also charged that some other children were frightened and told school officials that they couldnt discern if the orange-tipped cowboy-style gun was real or fake. The unidentified kindergartener had brought the...
  • Turkey: Police Use Tear Gas as Riots Continue

    06/11/2013 4:14:05 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/6/13 | Elad Benari
    Riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to clear protesters from an Istanbul square on Tuesday as Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned he would show "no more tolerance" for the unrelenting mass demonstrations against his government. The AFP news agency reported that hundreds of police stormed the city's Taksim Square, the epicenter of nearly two weeks of unrest, in the early morning and brought bulldozers to clear the makeshift barriers erected by demonstrators after police pulled out of the area on June 1. The police action surprised protesters, many of whom were dozing in nearby Gezi Park,...
  • Gun play: 'Zero tolerance' toward schoolkids could backfire, says expert

    06/11/2013 11:41:40 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies ^ | 6-11-2013 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Elementary educators trying to discourage children from settling pretend beefs with pretend guns is nothing new. But in the aftermath of the Connecticut school shooting, and with the grownups increasingly polarized over the Second Amendment, rules for recess, on the bus and in the classroom have become stricter than ever. Some say too strict. These zero-tolerance policies are psychotic, in the strict sense of the word: psychotic means out of touch with reality, Dr. Leonard Sax, a Pennsylvania psychologist and family physician, and author of Boys Adrift, told *** Out-of-touch policies such as these, which criminalize behaviors which have...
  • A Meeting On Tolerance Turns Into A Shouting Match

    06/11/2013 9:13:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    NPR ^ | 06/11/2013 | BLAKE FARMER
    The public meeting in Manchester, Tenn., about 70 miles from Nashville, was supposed to address and tamp down discrimination toward Muslims there. But instead it turned into a shouting match. Bill Killian, the local U.S. attorney who organized the meeting, told the people in attendance that hate speech was not protected by the First Amendment. Over the last few years, there have been tensions between Muslims and many Christians in Tennessee. A Coffee County commissioner recently posted a picture on Facebook of a man with one eye looking down the sights of a shotgun, with the caption: "how to wink...
  • The Schools' Sinister War on Guns

    06/07/2013 6:39:47 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies ^ | 6-7-2013 | Selwyn Duke
    The obvious answer here is that the last two decades' school shootings and our civilization's general moral decline have changed the equation. But while this would explain the desire to keep students with real firearms off school grounds, there is no logical reason to apply this to toy guns. Saying otherwise is like claiming that because you wouldn't trust an 11-year-old to drive the family car to school, you won't let him bring toy cars with him, either; or that he won't be allowed to possess toy airplanes because he isn't ready to pilot a 747 for Delta. The same...
  • Kindergarten and the Kafkaesque

    06/03/2013 7:21:38 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies ^ | 6-3-2013 | Daren Jonescu
    To follow up on the recent story about a five-year-old boy suspended for showing a cap gun to his friend on a school bus, Investor's Business Daily relates a charming collection of similar anecdotes regarding such child abuse at U.S. re-education camps -- oops, I mean public schools. Each tale involves a very young child receiving severe punishment for the offense of imagining he had a gun. In the most recent case in question, a kindergarten student in Maryland shows his cap gun to a friend, and is browbeaten for two hours by school officials, without his mother even being...