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  • Preferred Gender Pronouns Required in Virginia's Public Schools. The Bible? Not Allowed.

    12/13/2018 7:53:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/13/2018 | John Ellis
    Last Tuesday, unbeknownst to me, my son stuffed his beloved Bible into his bookbag. He was planning on using his class's show-and-tell time to share with his classmates what he was reading in God's Word. Keep in mind, my son is a second-grader in the Arlington County, Va., public school system. One of the most progressively leftist communities in the country, Arlington County has little room for conservative Christianity. Our neighborhood is filled with multi-colored yard signs proclaiming, "Love trumps hate!" or "All Are Welcome Here!" followed by a scolding for those who don't accept that boys can be girls...
  • Poll: Six in 10 say higher health care premiums are 'major concern'

    12/11/2018 8:35:40 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/11/18 | Peter Sullivan
    Six in 10 U.S. adults say they worry about having to pay higher health insurance premiums, according to a Gallup poll. The poll finds that 61 percent say having their premiums raised is a “major concern,” higher than several other health care-related problems. Democrats focused heavily on health care on the midterm campaign trail and won back the House majority while saying they would preserve protections for people with pre-existing conditions. The poll, though, finds that premiums are an even bigger concern for the public than pre-existing conditions. Forty-two percent of adults said being denied coverage for a pre-existing condition...
  • Taiwan voters reject same-sex marriage in referendum

    11/24/2018 4:01:29 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 18 replies
    BBC News ^ | 24th November 2018 | BBC News
    Taiwan has rejected same-sex marriages, in a blow to the island's reputation as a rights trailblazer in Asia. The results in referendums come despite a high court ruling in March 2017 in favour of such unions. The court also gave parliament two years to amend laws or pass new ones. It is unclear how Saturday's voting will affect legislation. Meanwhile, President Tsai Ing-wen quit as leader of Taiwan's governing party after defeats in local elections. Her pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is set to lose more than half of the 13 cities and counties it won in 2014, Taiwanese media...
  • 1,600 scientists sign letter opposing Trump’s plan to narrow gender definition

    11/01/2018 9:56:43 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 113 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/01/18 | Owen Daugherty
    More than 1,600 scientists signed a letter denouncing President Trump administration’s plan to narrow the definition of gender to be strictly biological, according to Buzzfeed. The letter was written in response to a memo reportedly drafted by the Department of Health and Human Services, according to the New York Times. The memo states that any disputes about a person’s sex would be clarified using genetic testing, which scientists who signed the letter called unscientific and unethical. “This proposal is fundamentally inconsistent not only with science, but also with ethical practices, human rights, and basic dignity,” the scientists wrote. Among the...
  • State Tells Christian Filmmakers: Make Same-Sex Marriage Films or Spend 90 Days in Jail

    10/18/2018 5:36:32 PM PDT · by massmike · 112 replies
    cbn.com ^ | 10/18/2018 | Steve Warren
    Two Christian filmmakers appeared before the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Paul Tuesday to challenge Minnesota state law which they say illegally forces them to produce and create films expressing messages that contradict their core beliefs. Telescope Media Group owners Carl and Angel Larsen have already been threatened with hefty fines and up to 90 days in jail if they choose to disregard the law. The Larsens want to enter the wedding industry. However, the state's Human Rights Act stipulates if the couple creates films celebrating their Christian beliefs about marriage – that marriage is between one man...
  • Evangelical Judge Who Refused to Marry Same-Sex Couples Handed Down Longest Suspension in History

    03/17/2018 7:44:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/16/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    (Photo: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson)A wedding cake is seen at a reception for same-sex couples at The Abbey in West Hollywood, California, July 1, 2013.An evangelical judge who has refused to marry same-sex couples was handed down a three-year suspension without pay Thursday by the Oregon Supreme Court, the longest suspension in the court's history.Judge Vance Day, who was found to have broken several gun laws, and in 2014 refused to marry same-sex couples, will have 14 days to file a petition for the state Supreme Court to reconsider its decision.One of the main charges that Day was found guilty of concerned...
  • How to Complete the Escape From ObamaCare

    03/16/2018 5:44:49 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 15, 2018 | Phil Gramm
    The tax-reform provision repealing the penalty on those who refuse to participate in ObamaCare has freed millions of Americans to escape a system that exploits them. But while Americans can escape ObamaCare, they still can’t buy insurance in the individual market independent of ObamaCare because private insurers are prohibited from selling it. If this prohibition can be removed through the granting of state waivers by the Department of Health and Human Services, or by the passage of a new federal statute, ObamaCare will collapse into a high-risk insurance pool for the seriously ill rather than become a stepping stone to...
  • Mitt Romney: I like Mandates (Arlen McRomney!)

    Moderator: ...in Massachusetts although you backed away from mandates on a national basis. Mitt Romney: No, no I like mandates. Fred Thompson: Beg your pardon. I didn't know you were gonna admit that. Mitt Romney: Oh, absolutely. Fred Thompson: You like mandates. Mitt Romney: Let me tell you what kind of mandates I like, Fred. Fred Thompson: The ones you come up with! (nodding of heads and laughter)
  • Christian Judge Forced Out for Not Doing Gay Marriages Awarded $300K Settlement

    02/11/2018 8:23:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/11/2018 | Anugrah Kumar
    Gayle Myrick, an evangelical Christian and former magistrate who was forced out after she refused to perform civil marriage ceremonies for same-sex couples due to her religious beliefs, has been awarded $300,000 by the state of North Carolina in a settlement agreement. (Photo: Reuters/Davis Turner)Jesus Hernandez (L) and Oscar Hull (C) are married outside of Mecklenburg County Register of Deeds office in Charlotte, North Carolina, October 13, 2014. Monday was the first day that Mecklenburg County issued marriage licenses to gay couples.The settlement amount includes $122,660 in back pay, according to her lawyers at Becket, a Washington-based nonprofit.The settlement comes a...
  • McConnell Bows to Schumer: Budget Contains No Reconciliation Instructions for Obamacare Repeal

    02/10/2018 5:38:30 AM PST · by Cheerio · 35 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 9 Feb 2018 | Sean Moran
    On the day of the latest government shutdown, Congress passed a two-year $300 billion, 652-page budget under 18 hours, much to the dismay of conservatives. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) struck a deal on Wednesday to fund the government for two years, featuring substantial increases in domestic and defense spending. Both the House and Senate passed the $300 billion two-year budget on Friday morning, halting a temporary government shutdown. The House passed a stop-gap spending bill on Tuesday that funded the government through March 23; the bill funded the Defense Department for...
  • Republicans speculate that Mitt Romney's likely Senate run is the start of something much bigger

    01/23/2018 2:17:16 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 78 replies
    Business insider.com ^ | 1/22/18 | Allan Smith and Eliza Relman
    One Republican consultant connected to the White House told Business Insider he thinks Romney's move after being elected is pretty clear: succeed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as the GOP leader after 2020. "If anything, it's Romney setting himself up to replace Mitch McConnell," the consultant said. Romney would enter the body with much more clout than his Republican colleagues, including Sens. John Cornyn of Texas and John Thune of South Dakota, both possible contenders for the leadership position. And, he added, McConnell, who has the lowest approval rating in the Senate, may decide not to put himself through what...
  • Clerk who denied marriage licenses files for re-election [Kim Davis]

    01/08/2018 9:52:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 8, 2018 12:05 PM EST
    A Kentucky clerk who spent five days in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples has filed for re-election. Kim Davis filed for re-election last week, according to documents on the Secretary of State’s website. She had announced in November she planned to seek a second term. Davis caused an international uproar when she stopped issuing marriage licenses in 2015 after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down laws banning same-sex unions. …
  • MITT ROMNEY: JUST ANOTHER CORRUPT BUSH SON

    01/07/2018 5:51:36 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 33 replies
    The idea that the corporate media is floating about Mitt Romney “assuming” the senate seat of Orin Hatch is disheartening and underscores the short memories of political pundits who have forgotten the cloud of corruption and crimes that surround Unfit Mitt. We are going to remind you of that history and put into perspective the crimes that Unfit Mitt carried out with seeming impunity. Mitt’s true history cannot be told unless the criminal milieu that he worked within is described beforehand. Only when you get the picture of this crime syndicate and their incredible power and political reach, will you...
  • Hatch announces retirement from Senate

    01/02/2018 11:22:11 AM PST · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 2, 2018 | Lisa Hagan
    Video at link. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), the longest-serving GOP senator in U.S. history, announced Tuesday that he'll retire at the end of his term. Hatch made the announcement in a video posted on Twitter. The announcement is a blow to President Trump, who has publicly encouraged him to run for reelection. The 83-year-old senator appeared to be signaling in recent weeks that he’d run for an eighth term in 2018, even though he previously said he’d retire when his term is up in January 2019. The powerful Senate Finance Committee chairman played a significant role in helping Republicans pass...
  • DANA MILBANK: Why America needs Mitt Romney

    12/31/2017 5:30:12 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 92 replies
    Meridianstar.com ^ | 12/30/17 | Dana Milbank
    Mitt Romney: Your country needs you. The 2012 Republican presidential nominee has been reluctant to announce a primary challenge to Sen. Orrin G. Hatch of Utah, the longest-serving Republican senator in history. But America needs Romney to step up, to restore dignity to the Senate -- and to save the country from the embarrassment Hatch has become. Hatch, long the picture of conservative rectitude, was once a conscientious legislator, even partnering with Ted Kennedy when he thought poor kids were getting a raw deal. But Hatch, the Senate president pro tempore, has undergone a grotesque transformation this year, his 84th...
  • [Flashback] Mitt Romney: I like Mandates

    Donald Trump is president. Mitt Romney isn't. And the individual mandate is now toast! Gloria in excelsis Deo!
  • Mitt Romney says 47 percent of Americans pay no income tax [Explains GOPe Congress]

    11/08/2017 1:29:19 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    PolitiFact ^ | September 18, 2012 | By Molly Moorhead
    Mitt Romney told wealthy donors gathered at a high-dollar campaign fundraiser that there’s a group of voters he believes he can never win over: people who pay no taxes. "There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what," Romney said. "All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that's an entitlement. And the...
  • ‘Fantasyland Nonsense Talk’; MSNBC’s Schmidt, Wallace Lose It When Guest Mentions Uranium One

    11/03/2017 4:19:19 AM PDT · by kevcol · 31 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 2, 2017 | Curtis Houck
    On Thursday’s Deadline: White House, the MSNBC show descended into chaos as MSNBC liberal Republicans Steve Schmidt and Nicolle Wallace lost their minds in shouting down former Vice President Pence aide Marc Lotter when he warned against speculation into the Mueller probe and brought up the dossier and Uranium One stories. Among other insults, Lotter was accused of spreading “propaganda” and participating in “an absolute, premeditated misinformation campaign designed to spin and mislead the American people” with the Clinton-Russian uranium deal and Fusion GPS dossier stories promulgated by Fox News.
  • Orrin Hatch: "I'm planning on running again" [two caveats]

    10/28/2017 4:32:33 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    KUTV ^ | October 27, 2017
     (KUTV) Senator Orrin Hatch basked in praise on Friday, speaking before a supportive crowd at the Women Tech Awards, downtown at the Grand America. Meantime, a report in The Atlantic, said Hatch has been telling friends he's leaving the Senate, to make way for a likely election victory for Mitt Romney. "Right now, you are planning to run?" KUTV2News asked the senator. "I'm planning on running again," Hatch replied, but added what seemed to be two caveats. First, concerns from his wife Elaine, who is against race number eight. "She's always worried about me," said Hatch. "Certainly I'm going to...
  • Air Force Punishes Colonel Who Refused to Affirm Gay Marriage

    10/17/2017 4:45:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    The Air Force has punished a highly-decorated and respected colonel after he refused to publicly affirm the same-sex spouse of a retiring subordinate. Col. Leland Bohannon, who was on the verge of being promoted to a one-star general, was suspended from command and orders were handed down recommending he not be promoted. “His career is likely over and he will likely have to retire as a colonel instead of as a general,” First Liberty Institute attorney Michael Berry told the Todd Starnes Show. First Liberty Institute, one of the nation’s most prominent religious liberty law firms, is representing the distinguished...