No doubt you all have heard of the HUGE controversy coming out of Latta, SC last week regarding the firing of its first female police chief, Crystal Moore.
|By: Alvin McEwen Monday April 21, 2014 7:16 pm|
|By: Lisa Derrick Saturday April 19, 2014 7:53 am|
Academy Award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black has been uninvited to speak at Pasadena City College’s 2014 graduation. Black attended Pasadena City College, part of California’s two year community college program, and received an Associate of the Arts degree from PCC.
Black discovered he was no longer the speaker from a newspaper report.
|By: Attaturk Wednesday April 16, 2014 1:30 am|
No matter the nationality, there is seemingly nothing too petty and dickish for the far right.
|By: DSWright Thursday April 10, 2014 11:34 am|
Former South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, now head of the Heritage Foundation, has an interesting version of the history of slavery in America or least how it ended. According to DeMint the federal government played no role in ending slavery. DeMint claimed the “move to free the slaves came from the people, it did not come from the federal government.”
For DeMint, the ending of slavery through the Emancipation Proclamation amidst the American Civil War was somehow a cultural victory for limited government and Christian conservatives.
|By: spocko Thursday March 20, 2014 5:10 pm|
David Feldman thinks that Westboro gave people a way to focus on an issue as a counter protest. For example, sending out a notice that “The Westboro church are going to protest ‘X’ so let’s all line up to protest their protest” was useful because it gave the media something to see. TV cameras love interesting visuals and conflict. Westboro provided both.
|By: Alvin McEwen Tuesday March 18, 2014 6:31 pm|
Not surprisingly and justifiably, Christians have always maintained a fierce devotion to their beliefs. It is a shame that, at least in the case of one Christian, this devotion isn’t accompanied with a desire to speak out for other groups facing the same type of persecution.
Franklin Graham, son of the iconic pastor Billy Graham, chose to go the other direction
|By: Alvin McEwen Sunday March 16, 2014 12:00 pm|
It’s not farfetched to say that the Family Research Council doesn’t give a damn about the safety of Hawaiian students. Nor does the organization care about anything else but “settling the score” against the Southern Poverty Law Center.
|By: Alvin McEwen Friday March 7, 2014 7:02 pm|
Recently, courtesy of People for the American Way’s Right Wing Watch, I read Ohio anti-gay activist Phil Burress make a claim that gay men have “as many as 200 sex partners.”
A day later, Burress’ outrageous claim continued to haunt me not only for its inanity but because it brings to focus something which has been dwelling in my mind for a long time in little bits and pieces.
|By: Alvin McEwen Thursday March 6, 2014 10:57 am|
To say that things don’t look good for discredited University of Texas professor Mark Regnerus would be an understatement. Apparently the paradox of your own university denouncing your work while at the same time you are testifying in a trial as an “expert witness” seems to be an angle which has the media humming.
|By: Alvin McEwen Tuesday March 4, 2014 5:14 pm|
The Southern Poverty Law Center has added seven more anti-gay organizations to its list of anti-gay hate groups.
No doubt the standard whine of these groups will be the same one offered up by the Family Research Council when SPLC named it as a hate group a while back, i.e. “we are being attacked because we don’t believe in gay marriage, we are trying to preserve Christian morality, we are being silenced.”