Posts Tagged ‘Anti-Gay Discrimination’

June 27th, 2024 - 3:53 pm § in Christianity, Law and Courts, Politics, Racism, Religion

Why do politicians intentionally violate the Constitution?

Most people think of the Constitution as a legal document: The original articles establish the structure of our government, while the Bill of Rights are rules for treating each other. The courts certainly use the Constitution and its amendments to resolve legal issues, and law students are taught to[...]

May 25th, 2023 - 5:24 pm § in Law and Courts, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Threaten gays, go to jail

A grand jury has indicted a New York woman for making phone threats to several Denver-area LGBQT businesses shortly after the Club Q shooting (read story here). Sharon Robinson, 40, was arrested for calling four businesses and saying she was going to “shoot them up” and they were “[...]

May 2nd, 2023 - 12:07 pm § in Politics, Religion, Republicans

Pence claims being trans infringes on religious freedom

Republicans have long claimed to be defenders of freedom, but WTF? Banning books, free speech, and rainbows? And an entire group of people? “Republicans have frequently cited the idea of freedom … to support arguments against gender-affirming policies,” The Hill noted on Tuesday, M[...]

April 28th, 2023 - 1:32 am § in Jews, Politics, Republicans

McCarthy implies LGBQT people’s humanity is just “politics”

GOP House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, like any top-ranking political leader, makes lots of TV appearances. McCarthy was a guest on CNBC‘s “Squawk Box,” hosted by Becky Quick, on Thursday, April 27, 2023. They talked about Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s feud with Disney, set off by t[...]

March 28th, 2023 - 12:20 am § in News Media

Are conservative media exploiting a school shooting to demonize LGBQT people?

A person named Audrey Elizabeth Hale, age 28, gunned down 3 teachers and 3 children at a private Christian school before being killed by police gunfire. The incident occurred in Nashville, Tennessee, on Monday, March 27, 2023. That evening, the Fox News headlines blared, Nashville police identify tw[...]

March 16th, 2023 - 12:08 pm § in Politics, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Flags of our fathers

Jay Collins (photo, right) is an American hero. A career Army sergeant and Green Beret, he returned to duty after losing a leg in combat (see his bio here). Collins, a Republican, was elected to Florida’s state senate in the state’s 2022 “red wave.” The first-termer is among [...]

March 3rd, 2023 - 5:59 pm § in Religion, Republicans

DeSantis wages religious war against Disney

For half a century, Disney managed its sprawling Florida properties through an entity called “Reedy Creek Improvement District.” Last year, Disney got into a pissing match with Gov. DeSantis over the latter’s bigoted, discriminatory “Don’t Say Gay” bill, so the GO[...]

February 14th, 2023 - 7:51 pm § in Christianity, Schools & Colleges

Don’t call yourselves a Christian college when you do this

“The King’s Singers, a Grammy Award-winning British a capella vocal ensemble, announced Monday that their planned concert at Pensacola Christian College was abruptly canceled two hours before the show due to ‘lifestyle’ concerns,” the Pensacola News Journal reported on Tues[...]

December 14th, 2022 - 9:31 am § in Hypocrisy, News Media

Another example of why Fox is disreputable

Fox doesn’t do news, it does persuasion. Its talk shows, which are pure demagoguery, are by far its most popular fare. And its hosts are close-minded, intellectually dishonest pot-stirrers and hatemongers. They’re also liars. Take Laura Ingraham, for example, one of Fox‘s worst off[...]

December 10th, 2022 - 1:23 pm § in Law and Courts

Denial of service

In this exchange, TV host Michael Smerconish and Victoria Cobb, president of the Family Foundation of Virginia, debated the right of businesses to deny service to customers in a discriminatory manner (read story here). Smerconish, who has a law degree, argues “everyone should be served” [...]