An elite university is futhering the trend of gender-bending language and pronouns, with several faculty calling on the campus community to adjust the way they speak, a move one legal expert says is the "culmination of the LGBT Left's radical gender ideology."
Stanford University Computer Science Professor Cynthia Bailey Lee compiled the list of guidelines for a new computer science faculty workshop in a GoogleDoc that was forwarded to professors in her department, calling on them to create an "inclusive community," according to a Monday report from the Daily Wire. The GoogleDoc urges staff to use "they" and "their/them" as a singular pronoun since it "is now widely accepted as a neutral alternative, and better than the awkward 'he or she' construction because it also includes genderqueer and non-binary."
Roger Severino, a former Justice Department attorney who directs the Devos Center for Religion and Civil Society at the Washington-based Heritage Foundation, opined that this madness represents the culmination of the LGBT Left's radicalism. more >>
Instead of living in fear, New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday is putting all of his faith in Jesus as his pregnant wife, Lauren, battles a newly discovered brain tumor.
While Jrue, 26, admitted in an interview with NOLA.com that he was devastated to hear the news, he insisted that his wife's faith was strong enough to conquer the obstacle.
In a flip-flop from its oppressive dress code on Syrian and Iraqi women, which requires them to be covered head-to-toe in black burkas, the Islamic State terror group has now outlawed the burka at its security centers in northern Iraq.
The reversal comes after several IS commanders were killed at security centers in Mosul by women clad in burkas, according to the Daily Mail. Women in the rest of Mosul and in all other IS-controlled areas, however, are still being forced to abide by the strict dress code. Many women have been beaten and even killed at the hands of the jihadists' "morality police" for not wearing the body and eye-concealing garb.
But the oppression of a burka has been a relatively minor worry for many Syrian and Iraqi women who've witnessed the massacre of family members and friends at the hands of the terrorists. more >>
Chile's Senate Health Commission voted in favor of legalizing abortion on Tuesday, moving one step closer to lifting the total ban on the practice, despite opposition from a majority of citizens including 100,000 Christians who marched in a pro-life rally ahead of the vote.
Latin American network teleSUR reported that three out of five senators voted to approve a bill that decriminalizes abortion in the cases of rape, when the mother's life is at risk during a medical emergency, or if the baby is said to have "serious defects."
The bill, which seeks to lift the ban on abortion implemented by the regime of Augusto Pinochet in 1989, has been backed by President Michelle Bachelet and the Christian Democratic Party, which is part of the ruling coalition, despite protests from Christians. more >>
Before being crowned Miss America 2008, Kirsten Haglund struggled with anorexia and finding her identity, but a reading of the Bible, specifically the book of Psalms, changed her forever, as she shares in a new "I Am Second" video prior to the Sept. 11 airing of the Miss America 2017 pageant.
"For someone who's severely struggling from an eating disorder, your mind doesn't act normal. You literally see yourself as horribly disgusting," 28-year-old Haglund says in the latest "I Am Second" film, released Wednesday. "It's about food, and it's about losing weight, creating a body type you want, but it is about so much more than that. It is slavery," she describes her condition at the time.
Several conservative groups have been praising the life and work of activist and author Phyllis Schlafly, who died in St. Louis, Missouri, on Monday at the age of 92, though opponents have criticized her stances on LGBT and other issues.
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins wrote that Schlafly fought the political establishment of her time, and was a leading force in the creation of the modern pro-life and pro-family movement.
"I have little doubt that the political and cultural landscape of America today would have long ago been devoid of true conservatism if not for her leadership. She never surrendered her principles and she never gave in to intimidation," Perkins wrote. more >>