Mississippi Religious Liberty Bill HB1523 To Become Law

Mississippi HB1523

Despite at two lawsuits filed to stop it, Mississippi HB 1523 (also known as the “Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act”) may become law thanks to a federal appeals court ruling this week. The bill enables legal discrimination against same-sex couples, transgender men and women, and any unmarried couple who engages in sexual relations outside the boundaries of marriage. […]

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Hate, not Economic Despair: Trump’s Rural American Victory

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As I noted yesterday, sociologists and historians tell us that economic insecurity and inequality provide fertile soil for racial and cultural resentments. Economic stresses don’t create those resentments, however. Like everything else, economic conditions are experienced through a cultural lens–that is, how we interpret economic circumstances and react to them depends upon the value structures and worldviews of the people doing the interpreting. When […]

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Google Trends & Hate Data: Not a Pretty Picture

hate crimes in Donald Trump MAGA America

Vox recently reported on a research project that led to publication of a book titled “Everyone Lies.” If you are one of those people who suspects that humanity is filled with people who are anything but noble, it’s apparently the book for you. Stephens-Davidowitz was working on a PhD in economics at Harvard when he became obsessed with Google Trends, a […]

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DeVos “Refuses To Affirm” Protection for LGBTQ Students

Betsy DeVos “Refuses To Affirm” Protection for LGBTQ Students

In her second appearance before Congress in two weeks, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos testified before the Senate Appropriations subcommittee and refused “to affirm” whether her department would protect LGBTQ students from discrimination. The refusal to answer questions on her intentions follows a contentious hearing late last month before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education in which DeVos argued […]

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Official Threatens Journalist Over Chechen LGBTQ Torture Questions

Russian Official Threatens Finnish Journalist Over Chechen LGBTQ Torture Questions

An official at the Russian Foreign Ministry subtly threatened a Finnish reporter for inquiring about the critical situation in Chechnya. The satellite country is accused not only of rounding up and torturing gay men, but operating World War II-style concentration camps for those men. Prior to the press conference, Russian LGBTQ activists and international human rights organizations have worked ardently to help LGBTQ people […]

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Trump’s UK Terrorism Tweetstorm Will Backfire On Him

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After the terrorist events in the UK over the weekend, Donald Trump began one of his infamous tweet storms decrying political correctness and muddying the legal waters surrounding his ever-changing stance on banning Muslims from entering the country. Because his social media posts were previously cited in courts as official stances on his policy, these tweets may ultimately end all question […]

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GOP Congressman on Suspected Islamic Terrorists: “Kill Them All”

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In a post to his campaign’s Facebook account on Sunday, Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) argued all “radicalized Islamic suspect[s]” should be killed. The post followed terror attacks in the UK ISIS took credit for arranging. In the Facebook post Higgins said: The free world…all of Christendom…is at war with Islamic horror. Not one penny of American treasure should be granted to any nation […]

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Trial Begins For Church Leader Who Led Brutal Assault Of A Gay Man [UPDATED]

Covington of the Word of Faith Fellowship Church is on trial for assaulting Fenner

UPDATE [June 6, 2017 @ 4:30 PM ET] Local ABC Affiliate WLOS reported today a mistrial has been declared. They reported: A juror was arrested and a mistrial declared in an assault trial involving a minister of Word of Faith Fellowship church. Our reporter at the scene tell us the arrested juror is 71-year-old Perry Shade. The judge cited the jury […]

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