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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 →

Federal Judge: Mt. Soledad Cross Must Come Down

Federal Judge: Mt. Soledad Cross Must Come Down

A cross atop Mount Soledad in California is an unconstitutional religious display on government land and must come down, a federal judge in San Diego ruled late Thursday. U.S. District Judge Larry Burns ordered the cross, which honors veterans, must be removed within 90 days — a decision that could result in the case being sent back to the U.S…. Read more →

ESPN Drops Christmas Ad for Referencing ‘God’ and ‘Jesus’

In his continuing effort to expose the secular left’s “War on Christmas”, Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly reported on a rather disheartening story about ESPN’s refusal to air a Christmas ad from SSM Cardinal Glennon, a Catholic children’s medical center in St. Louis, because it featured the name of “God” and “Jesus”

The ad was part of a program by Cardinal Glennon called Messages of Hope, which is described on its website as a “new program that invites people from throughout the St. Louis metro community to write messages of inspiration to our patients. The messages are reviewed for appropriateness and then rolled into decorative scrolls.”

O’Reilly actually played the ad, and the text went as follows:

Each Christmas, thousands in our community send messages of hope to sick and injured children who may not be able to come home for the holidays. At SSM Cardinal Glennon Chrildren’s Medical Center, we celebrate the birth of Jesus and the season of giving. Bringing hope to the many children, parents and families we serve. Our patients are filled with hope as they receive a message each day from the treasure chest beneath our tree of hope. Help us reveal God’s healing presence this Christmas. Send your message of hope at Glennon.org.

According to O’Reilly, ESPN stated they “would not run that ad because the line ‘celebrate the birth of Jesus’ and ‘God’s healing’ message are problematic.” O’Reilly also stated the ad has aired on other networks and that ESPN would not send a spokesman to comment on his show.

ESPN has come under fire from TruthRevolt before. On the eve of Veterans Day, Kevin Blackstone of Around the Horn called the National Anthem a “War Anthem” and should no longer be played at football games.

But Jon Stewart’s right: there’s no “War on Christmas”.

 

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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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Hezbollah commander Hassan Lakkis killed in Beirut

Hezbollah commander Hassan Lakkis killed in Beirut

A senior commander of the Lebanese Shia militant group Hezbollah has been killed near Beirut, the group says. Hassan Lakkis was killed near his home in Hadath – 7km (4.3 miles) south-east of the Lebanese capital. He has been buried in the town of Baalbek. Hezbollah blamed Israel for his death but Israel has denied the accusation. Little is known… Read more →

Feinstein: Jihadists Will Stop Hating the West Only When They Achieve Shariah Law

Feinstein: Jihadists Will Stop Hating the West Only When They Achieve Shariah Law

Yesterday was a red letter day–or perhaps it should be called an Islamic green letter one–for U.S. intelligence. For the first time I can recall, the top legislator on a congressional oversight committee actually made clear what motivates our enemies in what used to be called euphemistically the “War on Terror,” and what Team Obama now dubs even more opaquely as the… Read more →

Christian B&B owners lose Supreme Court battle over gay discrimination

Christian B&B owners lose Supreme Court battle over gay discrimination

Christian guest house owners who were ordered to pay damages after turning away a gay couple have lost a fight in the UK’s highest court. Peter Bull, 74, and his wife Hazelmary, 69, had asked the Supreme Court to decide whether their decision to refuse to let Martyn Hall and his civil partner Steven Preddy stay in a double room… Read more →

NSA 'planned to discredit radicals over web-porn use'

NSA ‘planned to discredit radicals over web-porn use’

The US authorities have studied online sexual activity and suggested exposing porn site visits as a way to discredit people who spread radical views, the Huffington Post news site has reported. It published a document, leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, identifying two Muslims said to be vulnerable to accusations of “online promiscuity”. An official said this was unsurprising…. Read more →

Pope Francis calls for power to move away from Vatican

Pope Francis calls for power to move away from Vatican

Pope Francis has called for power in the Catholic Church to be devolved away from the Vatican, in the first major work he has written in the role. In the document, he says he is open to suggestions to changes in the power of the papacy. He also warns that rising global economic inequality is bound to explode in conflict. Since… Read more →