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Polygamy Advocates Hail Judge's Ruling in Utah

Polygamy Advocates Hail Judge’s Ruling in Utah

Associated Press Advocacy groups for polygamy and individual liberties on Saturday hailed a federal judge’s ruling that key parts of Utah’s polygamy laws are unconstitutional, saying it will remove the threat of arrest for those families. U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups said in the decision handed down Friday that a provision in Utah law forbidding cohabitation with another person violated… Read more →

Satanists seek spot next to Ten Commandments monument on steps of Oklahoma's Statehouse

Satanists seek spot next to Ten Commandments monument on steps of Oklahoma’s Statehouse

OKLAHOMA CITY –  In their zeal to tout their faith in the public square, conservatives in Oklahoma may have unwittingly opened the door to a wide range of religious groups, including satanists who are seeking to put their own statue next to a Ten Commandments monument on the Statehouse steps. The Republican-controlled Legislature in this state known as the buckle… Read more →

Too Many Jews: NYC Politician ‘Explains’ Racial Roots of Knockout Game

Laurie Cumbo, who was recently elected to represent Crown Heights in the New York City Council, released a disturbing open letter about the “knockout game” on Tuesday. Posted on her Facebook page, Ms Cumbo published her thoughts after attending a November community forum of religious, school, and other community leaders to address the knockout crime wave.

In her statement, the future member of the NY City Council evoked many anti-Semitic stereotypes, praising the success of local Jews but saying many in the local African American community were worried their Jewish landlords would evict them from their homes. According to Ms Cumbo, during her campaign she met with thousands of Jewish and African American/Caribbean​ residents, from whom she learned about a building resentment in the black community, which may be the root cause of the knockout attacks.

At the meeting, I shared that many African American/Caribbean residents expressed a genuine concern that as the Jewish community continues to grow, they would be pushed out by their Jewish landlords or by Jewish families looking to purchase homes. I relayed these sentiments at the forum not as an insult to the Jewish community, but rather to offer possible insight as to how young African American/Caribbean teens could conceivably commit a “hate crime” against a community that they know very little about.

Using politically correct versions of Jewish stereotypes, Cumbo notes her admiration for the Jewish community’s family values and unity that has led to strong political, economic, and cultural gains–but warned that success breeds resentment.

She added her belief that though the perpetrators should face justice, they are ultimately victims themselves of social injustice:

As an African American woman, this is challenging, because I recognize that it is Black children and not Jewish children that are playing the “Knock Out Game.” Why is this? In many ways governmental neglect, outside uncontrolled influences and failed leadership have led to the breakdown that so many young people of color are currently facing. I feel torn because I feel apart of the very system that has caused the destructive path that so many young people have decided to take while I am simultaneously demanding that they be arrested by that same system.

Cumbo pointed to a recent article in the Jewish Week as being harmful to the black youth in the community. In that article, she was quoted as saying, “Many [blacks living in private homes] talk about how proud they are, that no matter how many ‘bags of money’ were brought to their doors [by Jews] to buy their homes, they’re not selling.”​

She concludes by complaining that other recent crimes in the neighborhood have not received the same attention as the wave of “knockout game” attacks:

As the media has recently focused our attention on the “Knock Out Game,” I am challenged with the reality that a 66 year old grandfather was shot and killed earlier this week while dropping off money in Fort Greene’s Walt Whitman Houses to help a family pay for Thanksgiving dinner. There was no public outcry or calls for swift legal action for this loss of life or for the dozens of others that were killed in the public housing developments this year in the District. I want us to move forward as a community and recognize that we must all come together across religious and racial lines anytime someone in our community is attacked.

 

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Illinois 4th grade book says white voters rejected Barack Obama because of his race

Illinois 4th grade book says white voters rejected Barack Obama because of his race

DUPO, Ill. – Fourth graders in Dupo, Illinois are reading a biography of Barack Obama that’s raising eyebrows among St. Clair County parents. The book, which supplements the school’s Common Core curriculum, blames television for the negative behaviors the first African-American president picked up as a teen: The book – brought to the attention this week of those on the “Moms… Read more →

President Obama Removes ‘God’ From Gettysburg Address

President Obama Leaves Out An Important Word In His Reading Of The Gettysburg Address: GOD – Drops ‘God’ from Address
WASHINGTON — One nation under God? Under President Obama, maybe not so much.
As first reported on WMAL’s Chris Plante Show Tuesday, the Commander-in-Chief joined a cast of 61 other noted lawmakers, politicians, news anchors and celebrities, including every living President, in reciting the Gettysburg Address, which President Abraham Lincoln delivered on November 19, 1863.
The dignitaries all delivered the address as Lincoln had written it, including the phrase, “that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom.” (Click to listen). Curiously, however, in his version of the address, President Obama omitted the words “under God.”

Profits from Pain: Late-Term Abortion in Albuquerque

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“Profits from Pain”: Live Action Exposes Dangerous Late-Term Abortion Procedure in Albuquerque
Vote on “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance” to Take Place Next Week

Arlington VA — As citizens of Albuquerque, New Mexico prepare to vote on a groundbreaking fetal pain ordinance on Nov. 19, the pro-life organization Live Action today released a new investigative video that exposes the gruesome particulars of the late-term abortion procedure and the sleazy business side of the abortion industry.

The video, titled “Profits from Pain,” features a new investigative recording from the notorious late-term abortion facility Southwestern Women’s Options. Live Action exposed this abortion facility’s gruesome and negligent practices in this past summer’s Inhuman investigation.

EU Study: Jews in Germany Fear Rising Anti-Semitism

Gravestones desecrated with swastikas in a Jewish cemetery in northeastern Germany.

A vast survey conducted by the EU’s Agency for Fundamental Rights and published Friday contains troubling results almost exactly 75 years after Kristallnacht: Jews in Germany and seven other EU countries continue to live in fear of verbal or physical abuse — whether in public or, increasingly, online.

“I find it almost unbearable that religious services can only take place with police protection.”

“Anti-Semitism is one reason for me to leave Germany because I want to protect my family from any danger.”

“The anti-Semitic insults I have experienced were not from neo-Nazis or from leftists, but from ordinary people of the political center.”

638px-JuifWhat is it like for Jews to live in Europe? Are they able to practice their religion without restraint? Seventy-five years after the beginning of the Kristallnacht pogrom, also referred to as the “November pogroms,” how much harassment, discrimination and hate crime do they encounter?

On Friday, the Vienna-based European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) released a report titled “Discrimination and Hate Crime against Jews in EU Member States: experiences and perceptions of antisemitism.” The online survey polled 5,847 self-selected individuals who identified as Jewish in Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Sweden and the UK, states in which an estimated 90 percent of European Jews live.

Coping with Anti-Semitism

The survey’s results provide insight into the perceptions, experiences and self-conception of European Jews. Rather than supplying absolute figures on anti-Semitic attacks, the study focuses on the perceived danger of such attacks and how much the anxiety this causes affects their lives.

 

  • Two-thirds of respondents (66%) said that anti-Semitism is a problem in Europe, and over three-quarters (76%) noted that there had been an increase in anti-Semitic hostility in their home countries over the last five years.
  • Close to half of respondents (46%) are afraid of being verbally attacked or harassed in a public place because they are Jewish, while a third (33%) worry that such attacks could turn physical.
  • Roughly 50 percent of surveyed parents or grandparents of school-aged children worry that their children could be victims of anti-Semitic verbal insults or harassment at or on the way to or from school if they wore visible Jewish symbols in public.
  • More than half of respondents (57%) said that, over the last 12 months, they had heard or seen someone claim that the Holocaust was a myth or that it has been exaggerated.
  • About a quarter (26%) of respondents said that they had experienced some form of anti-Semitic harassment over the previous year, while 4 percent said they had experienced physical violence or threats of attack in the same period.
  • Almost one-fourth (23%) said they had been discriminated against in the last 12-month period for being Jewish.
  • Among employed respondents, 11 percent said they are most likely to experience discrimination for being Jewish at the workplace, while 10 percent said this was the case when looking for work.

The study also examined whether these incidents made it into official statistics. The overwhelming majority of respondents (82%) said that they had not reported to any authority or organization “the most serious incident, namely the one that most affected them.”

 

Spiegel.de has the full article

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Dan Savage Suggests ‘Mandatory Abortion’ for 30 Years To Reduce World Population

On Monday, Australia’s world famous Sydney Opera House hosted its annual “Festival of Dangerous Ideas” where gay activist Dan Savage, notable for his anti-bullying campaign It Gets Better, expressed his Malthusian inspired solution to our crowded cities when an audience member posed the following question:

Which so-called ‘Dangerous Idea’ do you think would change the world for the better if it were implemented?

Savage responded promptly:

Uh, population control, there’s too many goddamn people on the planet!

After the audience immediately erupted into thunderous applause, Savage continued:

You know, I’m ‘pro-choice’, I believe that women should have the right to control their bodies. Sometimes in my darker moments, I’m ‘anti-choice’. I think abortion should be mandatory for about 30-years.

The audience responded not with groans or boos, but with amused laughter. Dan Savage’s vehement dedication to anti-bullying has earned him visits to the White House on several past occasions.

 

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The Senate took a bipartisan step toward approving the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a law that would ban discrimination against gay workers. To examine the divide within the GOP on gay rights issues, Jeffrey Brown speaks with Gregory Angelo of the Log Cabin Republicans and Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council.

NYT: No Religious Exemption for LGBT Employment Bill

NYT: No Religious Exemption for LGBT Employment Bill

On Tuesday, The New York Times editorial board revealed its true agenda in supporting the Employment Non-Discrimination Act: the desire to compel religious believers to abandon their traditional ethical tenets in favor of the Times’ superior moral universe. After declaring their support for the ENDA, which supposedly fights discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace by giving goodies to trial… Read more →