‘People are Loving the Diversity!’ – Establishment Media Rush to Defend Tesco’s Christianity-Free Christmas Ad

‘People Are Loving the Diversity!’ – Establishment Media Rush to Defend Tesco’s Christianity-Free Christmas Ad by Jack Montgomery 14 Nov 2017 Mainstream media outlets and social media companies have rushed to defend supermarket giant Tesco for its Christianity-free Christmas advert. The #EveryonesWelcome advert featured two gay fathers, Sikh dinner guests, and even a group of…

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Sens. Rand Paul and Ron Wyden Unveil Long-Awaited, Privacy-Protecting Surveillance Reform Bill

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Newscom In this corner, Sen. Richard Burr (R–N.C.), head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, wants to expand the feds’ ability to snoop on citizens without a warrant. In this corner, Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) want to significantly restrain the federal government from accessing information collected without warrants. Let’s…

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How American Politics Became So Exhausting

Alan Jacobs is something of an internet enigma. The Baylor University professor describes himself as a conservative Christian with some “very liberal” political views. In his prolific blogging, he often takes surprising and counterintuitive positions; his recent feature for Harper’s Magazine on the decline of Christian intellectuals won praise and criticism from unusual bands of…

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How Trump Uses “Religious Liberty” to Attack L.G.B.T. Rights | The New Yorker

By Masha Gessen October 11, 2017 The President campaigned on nostalgia. By reversing recent civil-rights gains for L.G.B.T. Americans, he signals his commitment to the past. Photograph by Evan Vucci / AP In Mississippi, House Bill 1523, also known as the Religious Liberty Accommodations Act, also known as the Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government…

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Columbia PhD Student Writes Thesis on ‘Asexual Microaggressions’

Columbia PhD Student Writes Thesis on ‘Asexual Microaggressions’ PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty by Tom Ciccotta 6 Oct 2017 0 6 Oct, 2017 6 Oct, 2017 Aasha Foster, a counseling psychology graduate student at Columbia University, penned a 138-page thesis paper on “microaggressions” against asexual people. Foster’s thesis , which was completed to partially fulfill the requirements for…

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Canadian restaurant introduces no-screen policy after 5pm leaving customers outraged

A restaurant in Canada has provoked outrage for banning customers from using digital devices. At the start of happy hour every evening, the Lion & Bright cafe and bar in Halifax is implementing a “screen-free” policy, and people are not happy about it. “Close your screens, meet your neighbours! Lion & Bright is now screen…

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A Trump judicial pick said transgender children are proof that ‘Satan’s plan is working’

Jeff Mateer, Texas’s first assistant attorney general, whom President Trump nominated for a federal judgeship, is drawing criticism for statements he has made about transgender children, same-sex marriage and conversion therapy. (Nathan Hunsinger/Dallas Morning News/AP) Before Jeff Mateer became President Trump’s nominee for federal judgeship in Texas, he fought a local ordinance extending equal protections…

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