A Christian activist who filed a complaint against a Colorado bakery for refusing to make two cakes protesting against homosexuality has denied asking for the confections to include the phrase "God hates gays."
Recently Azucar Bakery of Denver had a complaint filed against them before the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Regulatory Agencies for refusing to make the cakes.
Bill Jack, founder of the Christian group Worldview Academy and the one who filed the complaint, told The Christian Post that he never wanted the phrase "God hates gays" put on any of the cakes he requested. more >>
A tax proposal in President Barack Obama's State of the Union address led to a pundit debate over whether government does, or should, give preference to stay-at-home versus work-outside-home parents. The debate itself is a helpful illustration of the different views conservatives and liberals hold about government.
Among his several tax reform proposals, Obama argued for a $500 "second earner tax credit" for dual-income couples, in order to, according to the White House website, "help cover the additional costs faced by families in which both spouses work."
All the pundits engaged in the debate over this proposal acknowledge that the proposal itself has no chance of passage, given that Congress is controlled by Republicans. And the proposal is a small one (relative to the federal budget) to begin with. So the debate has mostly been about what the proposal itself says about Obama's priorities. more >>
Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke revealed that he is considering running against Representative Steve Scalise (R-La.) because Scalise was "elected on false pretenses."
"He got elected as David Duke without the baggage," Duke said during an appearance this week on "The Jim Engster Show." "He got elected on false pretenses. He's not David Duke. He's basically condemning the people of his district who voted overwhelmingly for me to be their U.S. senator and voted to be their governor."
Duke ran for the state's governorship and was nearly elected in 1991. Since then, he has largely remained out of the political spotlight but during Scalise's campaign was brought back after it emerged that the Rep. had spoken at a conference hosted by the European-American Unity and Rights Organization in 2002. Scalise claimed that he did not know of the group's highly racist views when he was there and allegedly told a reporter that he was "David Duke without the baggage." more >>
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney announced Friday that he will not run for President in 2016.
Last week, veteran journalist Larry King confirmed on Twitter that the former Mormon pastor was seriously considering a third bid at the presidency, however; he ultimately decided against another run telling supporters during a phone conference that his decision is "best for the [GOP] party and the nation."
"You can't imagine how hard it is for Anne and I to step aside, especially knowing of your support and the support of so many people across the country. But we believe it's best for the party and the nation," Romney, 67, said during the call which aired on CNN. more >>
The Church of England has spoken out against a bill that British MPs are getting set to vote on which would allow "three-parent babies" to be born from DNA replacement.
"The Archbishops Council, which monitors this issue, does not feel that there has been sufficient scientific study or informed consultation into the ethics, safety and efficacy of mitochondria transfer," Rev. Brendan McCarthy, the Church of England's national adviser on medical ethics, said.
"Without a clearer picture of the role mitochondria play in the transfer of hereditary characteristics, the Church does not feel it would be responsible to change the law at this time." more >>
American Sniper isn't just a hit, it's on its way to a colossal box-office return. It's already the tenth-highest grossing movie of 2014 (the movie opened in select theaters at Christmas) and is well on its way to the top three — this despite a furious backlash from the Left, with rhetoric that routinely borders on the hysterical. Yet the people still come, in droves. Friends of mine are relating how, days later, the movie is still having an impact on them, making them think more about the war, about the experience of veterans, and the nature of our enemy.
All of this represents a defeat for a cultural Left that is used to getting its way. It is used to exercising the power to name and shame — to exclude politically incorrect discourse and entertainment from American pop culture and public life. Until recently, anyway.
If one looks back at the large-scale cultural fights of the past three years, there's an emerging pattern: When the Left butts heads with a "red" institution, seeking to diminish its influence in red America, the backlash is intense. Remember the Chick-fil-A boycotts so swamped by "buycotts" that restaurants actually ran out of chicken? Or remember A&E's capitulation in the face of overwhelming support for Phil Robertson? Then there was of course the almost laughably ineffective boycott of Hobby Lobby, where hosts of people who never go to craft stores anyway pledged to somehow put the company out of business for resisting the HHS abortion-pill mandate. more >>