The words "religious liberty" don't mean what they once did to many people, especially if big business has its way.
You've seen those ridiculous "Coexist" bumper stickers, right? You know, the ones where the word is spelled out using religious symbols from Christianity, Islam, Paganism, Gay rights, Judaism, and so on?
I call it ridiculous because, as someone once wrote: "The C wants to kill the E, X, T, and the O. The O offers peaceful non-resistance, which will be ineffective if real trouble breaks out. The E feels like it's been oppressed, making it intolerant of the C, the X, and the T. The I and the S are numerically irrelevant, but are just necessary to spell out the word. And the sticker is mostly directed at the T (or the Christian), who ironically poses no threat whatsoever to any of the others." more >>
The nation is abuzz with the news that nineteenth century abolitionist Harriet Tubman will soon be placed on the $20.00 bill.
Nicknamed "Moses," Tubman led many slaves to freedom during the Antebellum Era and actively supported the Union Army during the American Civil War.
Yet there are many facts about Tubman's life that might not be well known to the American public, who will soon spend money printed with her countenance. more >>
Actress and known Hillary Clinton supporter Salma Hayek called out Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for confusing the name of a convenience store chain with the historic 9/11 Twin Tower attacks. She did so on Twitter, with her tweet that also mocked Trump's racist views. She tweeted on April 19: "I am a dyslexic Mexican and English is my second language, however even I do not confuse 7/11 with 9/11. #DonaldTrump."
According to a report in US Weekly, her tweet came after Trump's faux pas during a rally in Buffalo, New York, as he was addressing his supporters about the 2001 terrorist attacks which have been known as 9/11. In his speech, he said: "I wrote this out, and it's very close to my heart because I was down there and I watched our police and our firemen down at 7/11, down at the World Trade Center right after it came down. And I saw the greatest people I've ever seen in action."
Hayek has been a staunch and vocal supporter of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. In a separate tweet, she posted a photo of her talking to Hillary with a caption: "Catching up w/ Hillary Clinton, @Gallup's most admired woman 18x." Her tweet hitting Trump, according to a News.au.com report, was retweeted more than 15,000 times. more >>
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — On Tuesday, Ryan Bomberger of The Radiance Foundation addressed a student forum at Harvard University, a 90-minute discussion on abortion in the black community that turned hostile when students began shouting and walking out during the Q & A portion.
In an event co-sponsored by Law Students for Life and Harvard Black Law Students Association, Bomberger spoke opposite Professor Diane Rosenfeld, lecturer and director of the Gender Violence Program at Harvard Law School. As students filed in, the auditorium at the historic Austin Hall neared capacity.
"I speak on college campuses often, and I applaud these two groups partnering for an event that brought together so many different political stripes in the room," said Bomberger following the event. "They were hoping to have 50 to 100 students, and more than 160 showed up which blew them away." more >>
Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump's pro-life stance is being called into question after he said he would "absolutely" change the Republican Party's platform on abortion to include the exceptions of rape, incest and to save the mother's life.
Trump was on NBC's "Today" show on Thursday and was asked if he would make any changes to the GOP's platform on abortion, as the current party platform is silent when it comes to exceptions
"Yes, I would. Absolutely, for the three exceptions, I would," the billionaire real estate Mogul responded. more >>
After Target announced this week that its stores will allow men to use women's bathrooms and dressing rooms, over 160,000 people have already signed onto a boycott of the popular retailer in just two days.
The American Family Association's boycott was launched Wednesday and as of Friday morning more than 164,000 people have signed on to it.
In a statement posted earlier this week, the AFA argued that Target's new bathroom policy threatens the safety of women and children. more >>