An adjunct media studies professor from the University at Buffalo, N.Y., was arrested earlier this week after she went on a profanity-ridden rant against a pro-life display set up by a student group on campus.
The teacher, Laura Curry, protested against the graphic pro-life poster that Students for Life put up, but was confronted by police officers when she got too loud, Mediaite revealed. She continued arguing with the officers and insisted that the profanity she was using was just as offensive as the aborted baby Students for Life were displaying, and that her outburst was protected under the First Amendment Rights.
"Where does it say I can't use the (f-word) in public," Curry told the police officers, after which she was arrested. "I can swear because that's part of my vocabulary. That's part of my First Amendment rights." A video of the confrontation is available on Mediaite. more >>
A University of Sioux Falls student is claiming that she was fired from her job as a counselor at a Christian summer camp after voicing her support for same-sex marriage on her personal blog.
Dannika Nash, a native of Sioux Falls, S.D., and a junior at the University of Sioux Falls, claims that she was dismissed from her job as a camp counselor at a summer church camp after writing the April 7 blog post, "An Open Letter to the Church from My Generation."
Republicans have been so busy attacking each other lately that little attention is being paid to the antics of the left. The far left activists, including the Occupy movement and Anonymous, have been quite busy.
The Occupiers are helping fast food workers strike for higher wages and a union. Their targets include Wendy's and Burger King in New York City. If they really wanted to help those workers, they would encourage them to attend college and find higher paying jobs. The founder of the Occupy movement, Adbusters, is organizing Occupiers to protest Goldman Sachs banks around the world. They would be better off targeting the politicians who created the arbitrary laws that banks must operate inside of; running one bank out of business won't change the status quo.
Anonymous, the shadowy, unorganized group of hackers and anarchists has been threatening vigilante justice in sexual assault cases. One of the main problems with this tactic was seen in the case of Amanda Todd. The teenager committed suicide after relentless cyber bullying. Anonymous outed Kody Maxson as her attacker. It was reported later that he was the wrong man. By then he had received over 50 death threats. This month, Anonymous is demanding that police reopen a closed investigation into four young men who allegedly raped 17-year old Rehtaeh Parsons and bullied her for two years. She committed suicide in early April. Anonymous threatened to release the minors' names if the case wasn't reopened, and coincidentally the police have now reopened the case. Parsons' mother is concerned and says her daughter would not have wanted more harm to come to anyone. more >>
If you look up the word "extremist" in the dictionary, you will find it defined as 'one who goes to extremes or advocates extreme doctrines or practices.' If I were to ask you to name a group of extremists, who would come to mind?
A U.S. Army Reserve Equal Opportunity briefing was held in Pennsylvania recently, titled "Extremism and Extremist Organizations." At first blush, such training makes perfect sense, given the reality that we are a nation at war with Muslim extremists. (I realize that is definitely not politically correct speech –despite the fact that it is true.)
However, a review of the brief used for training quickly reveals how some in the military define extremists in a very odd and controversial way. In the power point presentation used for the Army reserve unit training, a slide titled "Religious Extremism" lists the usual suspects like the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaida, Hamas and the Ku Klux Klan. more >>
After initially canceling his upcoming speech on leadership, a Michigan high school has reversed its decision and has announced that it will allow former Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) to speak to students on campus on April 24.
"After pressure from students, parents, and local community leaders, the Grosse Pointe Public School System has decided to reverse their decision and allow Senator Rick Santorum to speak to the students of Grosse Pointe South High School," the Young America's Foundation, the umbrella group which oversees the Young Americans for Freedom group, a conservative, student-run group at Grosse Point South Public High School in Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich., said in a statement.
The high school's Young Americans for Freedom group was the first to organize Santorum's upcoming speech at the school. more >>
Let me humbly admit that I may have had a Starbucks latte in my hand on the morning my staff told me the unfortunate news. Starbucks doesn't want my money anymore.
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz sent a clear message that he does not care about the business of anyone who believes that marriage is a sacred covenant between a man and a woman, pointedly telling one such investor at Starbucks' annual shareholders meeting, "You can sell your shares in Starbucks and buy shares in another company."
Throwing sound business principles out the window, Schultz essentially stated, "I do not want your business." Seeing as this outburst reportedly followed Schultz's statement that he wanted to "embrace diversity of all kinds," it's clear his diversity does not include individuals who uphold the institution of marriage. So what are conservative coffee connoisseurs to do? This dilemma has left many believers and non-believers questioning if a boycott would be effective or even "Christian." more >>