The Difference Between the Lottery and Wall Street

Yesterday, I wrote an article about a deceptive shift of language from “income inequality” to “income inequity.” In it, I quoted Barack Obama, who recently claimed that hedge fund investors were the “nation’s lottery winners.” I think his dismissive assessment deserves another look, since it represents the attitude so many Americans have toward the wealthy. So how is the lottery different from Wall Street? First, success at the lottery is a matter of pure chance. Success investing Read more […]

Homosexual Hoteliers Wish They Hadn’t Hosted Ted Cruz Event … At Least They Still Have a Choice

Ian Reisner, a homosexual hotelier who hosted an event for presidential hopeful Ted Cruz, apologized this week to the homosexual community: The two gay hoteliers who hosted an event for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz apologized on Sunday for what both called an error in judgment. Ian Reisner, who co-hosted the “fireside chat,” apologized to the gay community and others in a Facebook post late Sunday for his “poor judgment.” “I am shaken to my bones by the e-mails, texts, postings and phone Read more […]

Straight Pride Flyers Taken Down at Ohio University

The Student Government Association at Youngstown State University in Ohio decided to take down some controversial Straight Pride flyers hung around campus. The SGA decided that the flyers crossed the line in a few ways: they were unauthorized, had coarse language, and “missed the point of minority activism.” So what did the flyers say? Among other things, they were pointing out that heterosexuals don’t annoy everyone by focusing on their sexual orientation. In fact, one of the “activities” Read more […]

Hunter Rebecca Francis Receives Death Threats from Animal Rights Activists

After Rebecca Francis posted a picture of herself lying next to a bull giraffe she had killed, comedian Ricky Gervais responded with an inflammatory tweet that elicited a huge amount of condemnation for Francis from animal rights activists. Gervais wrote: “What must’ve happened to you in your life to make you want to kill a beautiful animal & then lie next to it smiling?” His tweet was perhaps one of the kinder responses to Francis’s picture. Many animal activists actually tweeted Read more […]

Former CFO Who Ranted at Chick-Fil-A Employee Now on Food Stamps

Sometimes, very occasionally, a person treats people badly and gets his just desserts. Sometimes, very occasionally, you actually get to see the chickens come home to roost. Such a story is the meteoric fall of Adam Smith, a former CFO whose viral rant against a patient Chick-fil-A employee was the precipitating event in his reversal of fortune: Adam Smith, 37, thought he was doing the right thing by standing up for his beliefs and protecting the rights of gay people when in 2012, he decided to Read more […]

RFRAs, Discrimination, and Equality

A religious freedom bill movement is sweeping the nation in an attempt to protect the free exercise of religion against liberal bullying. And it too is coming up against liberal bullying. Tim Cook is the latest person to argue against religious freedom restoration acts (RFRAs), but he’s not alone. Some cities and states are mulling over whether to boycott RFRA states either politically or economically. It’s sort of a pre-discrimination discrimination policy. A “How do you like it when it happens Read more […]

FEMA Refuses Relief Funding to “Climate Denier” States

FEMA recently weighed in on the climate change debate by refusing to give disaster relief funding to any state that didn’t have established protocols to address climate change: This may put several Republican governors who maintain the earth isn’t warming due to human activities, or prefer to do nothing about it, into a political bind. Their position may block their states’ access to hundreds of millions of dollars in FEMA funds. Over the past five years, the agency has awarded an average Read more […]

Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) Protects Wife Abusers?

A new act in the Georgia legislature, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), was designed to protect the right of religious people to exercise their beliefs without molestation from the government. But some critics are condemning the act, saying its wording would actually protect any behavior a person claimed was connected to his religion—like child and wife abuse, for instance. Some legal commentators have said that the law would give a pass to spousal and child abusers, as long as the Read more […]

Atlanta Fire Chief Fired for Christian Beliefs?

After publishing a controversial book forwarding some of his Christian beliefs, former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran was suspended and then fired by city officials: City officials said the book, Who Told You That You Were Naked? was published without prior approval from the city because it identified Cochran as the city’s top fire official. Cochran also didn’t abide by demands he stop talking about the controversy. Religious freedom groups, like Alliance Defending Freedom and Faith Read more […]

SPLC to Ben Carson: We’ll Take You Off Our Extremist List…But You’re Still an Extremist

The SPLC’s quite the class act, aren’t they? They got some bad press when they put Ben Carson of all people on their extremist list. You’ve got to admit, it does look bad when a “civil rights” organization puts a black man on their hate list, simply because he’s a conservative. That’s probably why they decided to take him off. If he were some white guy, he’d stay on, and they’d make no apologies. It’s okay to hate white people. The Daily Caller reported: Under intense scrutiny Read more […]

Human Rights Campaign Spending Millions to Brainwash Southern Christians

The Human Rights Campaign is not an accurate reflection of what the organization really stands for. They are not for human rights, but for the privileged rights of LGBT people. According to their website: “As the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, the Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide — all committed to making HRC’s vision a reality.” “HRC Read more […]

School District Sued for Shutting Down Student-led Prayer Group

The last time I was in contact with the Christian Law Association, they told me that it was perfectly legal for students to initiate conversations dealing with religion and to pray at school. Teachers are not allowed to initiate prayer or religious discussion separate from what a lesson plan calls for, but students can ask questions and bring up topics like Christianity, creation and the Bible. Teachers are even legally allowed to answer student’s questions. However, most school districts are Read more […]