On Sunday morning, August 29, a group of about a dozen faithful Catholics stood silently outside Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine’s home church, St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Richmond, holding up signs drawing attention to Kaine’s persistent refusal to abide by his church’s teachings on abortion.
Wyoming is poised to kick a judge off the bench, simply for expressing her opinion that she could not perform a same-sex wedding, raising the question: Is this an example of a religious test, forbidden by the Wyoming state constitution?
Now, the Obama administration wants to force homeless shelters to lodge individuals by their self-identified "gender," rather than their biological sex — or face retribution.
When you hear about government controlling church sermons, you might assume that China or Cuba would be the scene of such tyranny. But now the United States is also, with Iowa state officials not only claiming the power to determine what is and isn’t a “religious purpose,” but also, shockingly, to control church sermons.
The IRS knows it would lose in court, but its threat against free speech remains. This results in the self-censoring of political speech that its proponents wanted all along.
The NBA announced on July 21 it will relocate the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, blaming “the climate created by HB2” — North Carolina’s law, which liberals claim requires every multiple occupancy bathroom or changing facility to be designated for and only used by persons based on their biological sex. What the law actually does is remove government almost entirely from the equation by setting aside all city or county ordinances requiring private businesses to open all intimate facilities to transgenders based on their "gender identity."
Black Lives Matter. It is a hashtag and a mantra. It is a battle cry in the war on police. But is it more than that? Does it mean anything when the Black Lives Matter (BLM) crowd says, “black lives matter”? The actions of either the activists within the movement or the crowds agitated by their rhetoric do not indicate that black lives matter to BLM.
Kaeley Triller Haver is a 33-year-old mother of two young children. She is also a survivor of sexual trauma. Her abuse — at the hands of a man close to her family — began when she was still in diapers and lasted the first ten years of her life, so she is aware of the need to protect women and girls from the types of men who would prey on them.
Speaking at a press briefing in the Pentagon Briefing Room on June 30, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced that the Defense Department is “ending the ban on transgender Americans in the United States military.”