President Obama recently signed an executive order making it illegal for federal contractors to discriminate against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees. Sounds innocuous enough, but an unintended consequence may be the closing of Christian colleges and schools.
The order doesn't directly affect private education, but its unprecedented refusal to exempt religious organizations surely will. Without this exemption the President has signaled to regulators that it's open season on faith-based institutions.
Here's one possible future: The order says if you want federal money you must hire gays. The US Department of Education decides that this applies to federal financial aid as well. Students are then prohibited from using their aid at colleges that do not hire gays. Christian colleges go out of business. more >>
A slightly lower pass rate for women on a physical fitness test has prompted the Obama administration to sue the Pennsylvania State Police. This lawsuit is obviously demanded by the feminists, because their ideology is that if women cannot do as well as men on a fitness test for a job, it must be caused by discrimination, so use of the test must stop.
The Pennsylvania police fitness test resulted in 94 percent of the men passing and 71 percent of females passing. The feminists want Pennsylvania to ignore the fact that the job of a state trooper can require real physical strength and endurance beyond the capabilities of many women, and difficult and dangerous physical challenges, such as having to pull a victim out of a car that is on fire.
Last year, a Pennsylvania state trooper helped catch a suspect escaping in a tractor trailer by hanging on to the truck cabin's grab bar with one hand while it continued to drive down the highway. The suspect then crashed the truck and had to be pursued on foot as he fled into the woods. It's obvious that a man's physical skills were very useful. more >>
The U.S. Senate has passed a resolution calling on the Democratic Republic of Congo not to block any longer the 1,000 Congolese children who have been adopted, or are in the process of being adopted, from uniting with their adoptive families in the United States. The Congolese government stopped processing adoption cases last September.
Sens. Mary L. Landrieu, a Democrat from Louisiana, and Rob Portman, a Republican from Ohio, announced the passage of their resolution this week, days before the three-day U.S.-African Summit in Washington, which begins Monday.
Nearly 50 African heads of state and government, including DRC President Joseph Kabila, will gather for the unprecedented meeting. more >>
Regardless of how you feel about fixing the border conflict, exploiting the lives of children as pawns is nothing more than a radical leftist Saul Alinsky tactic, to push through an agenda that our representative democracy has rejected. Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals, the playbook of Obama, Hillary Clinton and other liberal Democrats in power today, taught the left how to undermine the successful, brilliant, longstanding representative democracy this country was founded on, in order to accomplish their unpopular, unfair and historically discredited radical agenda.
Alinsky advocated using arguments that sound "moral" to trick people emotionally. Who could be against poor children? Is dumping illegal immigrant children in various states around the country instead of deporting them - separating them from their parents - moral? No, it is really despicable, since it exploits the children in order to shove through a radical open borders agenda.
Their so-called "compassion" is selective. Why not rescue all the poor children in the world and invite them to the U.S.? Of the 2.2 billion children worldwide, almost half, or 1 billion, live in poverty. The population of the U.S. is a little over 300 million, so there is no way the U.S. could possibly afford to take in and pay for all those children. more >>
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a border security package late Friday night by a vote of 223 to 189, with one Democrat, Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas, voting for the measure. The Senate, however, recessed Thursday without passing their own border supplemental bill to allocate funds to aid the border crisis.
Reacting to Congress' failure to pass a measure to aid the crisis in his state, Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry suggested that lawmakers in Washington were effectively "abandoning their post."
"It's beyond belief that Congress is abandoning its post while our border crisis continues to create humanitarian suffering, and criminal aliens still represent a clear threat to our citizens and our nation," Perry asserted in a statement shared with The Christian Post. more >>
President Obama had an exchange of words with a heckler who was shouting "Jesus is the Lord of Israel" during his speech in Kansas City, Missouri on Wednesday.
The woman was reportedly yelling from the balcony of Kansas City's Uptown Theater, where Obama was minutes into delivering his speech about the economy.