The gaystapo strikes again. Political Realities recently posted about two Christians in New York who own the Liberty Ridge Farm and host events such as weddings and receptions. When two lesbians contacted them about holding their gay wedding on the premises the farm owners declined, based on their Christian convictions against same-sex marriage. The lesbians filed a complaint with the New York Human Rights Commission, which ruled against the Christians and said since the farm is a public accommodation they are not allowed to discriminate against homosexuals. They further ordered the owners, Robert and Cynthia Gifford, to pay a $10,000 fine, give $1,500 to each lesbian and send all their staff to anti-discrimination re-education classes.
And now the Giffords have announced they will “no longer host any wedding ceremonies on their property.” They would rather do that and stay true to their convictions than be compelled by the government to violate their religious principles and host homosexual weddings.
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The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) has inserted itself into Friday night high school football. News 13 in Orlando, FL, has the story.
News 13 – At one point during Friday night’s Seminole High School football game in Sanford, the starting quarterback got injured.
Questions have now surfaced about what happened afterwards, when football players could be seen praying on the sidelines.
“They take a knee, whether it’s their player or an opposing player. We do that to show respect,” said Mike Blasewitz, Seminole County Public School’s Executive Director of Secondary Education.
And prayers among students are allowed. But the Freedom From Religion Foundation contacted the Seminole County School’s superintendent this week, accusing Seminole High School of having a volunteer chaplain lead the team in prayer. The foundation said it got complaints from parents.
“What we do have a problem with is if the school is allowing a chaplain to come in and say ‘okay, kids, now it’s time for [...] → Keep reading
Breitbart is reporting that the Justice Department has announced it is suing the town of St. Anthony, Minnesota, over the town’s denial of a permit to create an Islamic cultural center, claiming the denial broke a federal law when the center’s application was rejected in 2012.
“An injustice has been done,” U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger said on August 27. “I will not stand by while any religious group is subject to unconstitutional treatment that violates federal civil rights laws.”
The DOJ claims that the city violated the law when it refused the Abu Huraira Islamic Center the right to create an Islamic cultural center in the basement of the St. Anthony Business Center. The DOJ cites a violation of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act that was enacted in the year 2000.
But the city fathers insist that the decision to deny the permit is based solely on zoning issues and had nothing to do with religion.
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The Toledo Blade is reporting that former President Jimmy Carter will be giving the keynote speech at the 51st annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) held in Detroit starting today and continuing through the weekend. On Saturday evening at a session called “Generations Rise: Elevating Muslim-American Culture” the outgoing president of ISHA, Imam Mohamed Magid, and four other Muslim speakers will offer ideas for Muslim-American advancement over the next few years. A “secret special guest” is also on the bill but no word yet if it will be Carter.
For a man who claims to be a devout Southern Baptist one would have to wonder why he would be invited and why he would accept the invitation. Perhaps his sympathy for terrorists and terrorist organizations has earned him an invite to speak to the Islamists. I haven’t seen the list of break-out sessions but Carter might want to skip any that are billed as Perfecting Your [...] → Keep reading
In West Point, MS, a former U.S. Marine went into a Waffle House late at night with a friend of his. As he went in a white man warned him not to enter because he is black. He went in anyway and was immediately set upon by whites and jeered at. He and his friend left the Waffle House and went down the street to a nearly vacant Huddle House. A crowd of white men followed them to the Huddle House and attacked them in the parking lot while screaming racial slurs. He was kicked in the head numerous times sustaining serious injuries and was rushed to the hospital where he was placed in a medically induced coma. His friend sustained broken bones in his face, a laceration over his left eye and a blood clot in his right eye.
The West Point Chief of Police Tim Brinkley, who is white, said the attack by the mob was not a [...] → Keep reading
Yesterday, Burger King agreed to buy the Canadian restaurant chain Tim Hortons for about $11.4 billion, creating one of the largest fast-food corporations in the world. As part of the deal, Burger King will move its home up north to Canada where corporate taxes are significantly lower than the United States. Under current U.S. law, a company merging with a foreign company can move its headquarters abroad and take advantage of lower taxes, as long as at least twenty percent of its shares are held by the foreign company’s shareholders once the merger is complete. Management and operations of the merging company are still allowed to remain in the U.S. after the merger.
The news has angered some Democrats, who complain that corporate inversions should not be allowed. Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI) has proposed that Congress pass inversion legislation to prevent corporations from moving abroad. He said, “The reported deal with Burger King, an American company, highlights the need for [...] → Keep reading
Over the weekend the news team at KFOR here in Oklahoma City posted a video to their website that has generated a lot of angry comments on their Facebook page for the video.
If you haven’t watched the video yet, please do so before reading the rest of my post. It is only two minutes long.. .
KFOR posted this video to their news site under the headline – “Incredibly moving video reveals last words of those shot, killed by police”
Aside from the fact that this video is not ‘news’ or ‘reporting’ it is blatantly inflammatory and anti-police. It is also presented with no back stories, fact checking or commentary of any kind. And it is highly misleading.
Let’s take these deaths one at a time and see what the truth is. KFOR should have done this but they didn’t. Shame on them.
In the early morning of February 4, 1999, Diallo was standing near [...] → Keep reading
It seems the folks at the Freedom From Religion Foundation are at it again. This time they’re attacking Bailey’s Pizza in Searcy, Arkansas, and claiming that a discount given to customers who bring in a church bulletin on Sunday is illegal. Patrons of Bailey’s Pizza can receive a ten percent discount on Sundays if they present a church bulletin when ordering.
The owner of Bailey’s Pizza, Steven Rose, opened the restaurant in July and says he just loves Jesus and pepperoni pizza.
The Blaze – Steven Rose, owner of Bailey’s Pizza in Searcy, Arkansas, told TheBlaze Wednesday that he posted a 10 percent discount on his restaurant’s Facebook page on July 19 for anyone who brought in a church bulletin. Not long after, he received a comment from a user named “Bong Hits for Jesus” that read, “Good luck on your discrimination lawsuit.”
“I didn’t give much credence to it,” he said of the comment, but the story doesn’t [...] → Keep reading
It is beyond me how people can think the minimum wage should be increased anywhere from forty to two hundred percent, depending on who you listen to, and that prices would not go up along with the wage hike. Do people truly believe that business owners just have so much extra cash lying around that they can increase wages that much and just absorb the extra cost without passing it along to their customers? Or by cutting back on the number of employees?
Well it seems the wage complainers, protests and strikes have been noticed at the corporate offices and some relief may be on the way – for the businesses. Fast food employees who walked off the job and picketed for a ‘living wage’ may soon regret their decision to do so.
In Romeoville, Illinois, there is a McDonald’s restaurant right next to what McDonald’s calls their “Innovation Center.” New items, procedures, equipment and technology are tested at the [...] → Keep reading
Some of the most outrageous and irresponsible behavior in Ferguson has come, not from the looters, not from the racist charlatans Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, not from the black version of the KKK – the New Black Panthers, not from the black residents who proceeded to destroy their own community and not from the out-of-towners who came in to incite violence and more looting. And certainly not from the police. While all the aforementioned persons, aside from the police, are guilty of vandalism, arson, incitement, theft, assault and numerous other crimes, the most outrageous and irresponsible behavior I have seen taking place in Ferguson is coming from the media. While I am not aware of anyone in the media committing any crime in Ferguson, with their tactics, their irresponsible reporting and just with their presence they are the gasoline being thrown onto the fire. Yes, yes, they have the First Amendment right to freedom of the press. But with [...] → Keep reading