First transgender woman runs for office in Virginia

Jun 15, 2017

Earlier this year, Danica Roem, a transgender journalist, said that if she was to be elected to the Virginia state legislature, her victory would a “defining moment” that would resonate across the country. This week, the 32-year-old came a step closer to securing that achievement when she beat three other candidates for the Democratic primary.…

Christian minister James White has “kindred spirit” in jihadi imam Yasir Qadhi

Jun 14, 2017

This “dialogue” event between evangelical minister James White and jihadi imam Yasir Qadhi took place in the appropriately named Olive Branch, Mississippi last January, and while we don’t ordinarily write about archival material, this is such a spectacular example of the pitfalls of “interfaith dialogue,” and of going into discussions with Muslim spokesmen without being…

Communist Bernie supporter goes on Republican shooting spree

Jun 14, 2017

The gunman who was killed by cops after opening fire on a Republican congressional baseball practice on Wednesday, the president’s 71st birthday, was a Trump-hating Democrat and Bernie Sanders supporter with a long history of violence. James T. Hodgkinson, 66, from Belleville, Illinois, was killed by Capitol Police after firing up to 100 rounds from…

Ireland’s first gay prime minister enters office

Jun 14, 2017

Leo Varadkar promised a “republic of opportunity” Wednesday after he became Ireland’s youngest prime minister and the first who is openly gay. The Dublin-born politician’s Indian immigrant father and Irish mother were in parliament to watch as the 38-year-old was formally confirmed as taoiseach. Varadkar, who won the leadership of the ruling centre-right Fine Gael…

Professor reported for question critical of transgenders competing against women in sports

Jun 14, 2017

A professor at a California college was reported to his dean after one of his exam questions asked whether it was fair for biologically male athletes who are transgender to compete against women. Students in an English class at College of the Desert were asked a question on a May 22 final exam that read:…

School: You may not recite prayer in the name of Jesus Christ

Jun 13, 2017

Moriah Bridges wanted to thank God for His immeasurable blessings on Beaver High School’s graduating class. But she could not, because it was against the law. The Pennsylvania teenager wanted to offer thanksgiving to the Almighty for parents and coaches and teachers. But again, she could not, because it was against the law. “Make us…

IOC, NCAA, NBA, and others want Jenner as spokesman

Jun 13, 2017

Caitlyn Jenner has a wide array of titles to attach to her identity. Reality TV celebrity. Olympic decathlon gold medal winner. Parent. Author. And, most notably now, transgender woman. But Jenner believes her true calling is being an advocate for the transgender community and those struggling with gender dysphoria as she did for 65 years.…

2 billion people obese worldwide

Jun 12, 2017

More than two million people across the globe are now either overweight or obese, according to global report studying tens of millions of people. By analyzing data on 195 countries, researchers have found the fattest nations on Earth, with American Samoa topping the list for the proportion of obese people. When looking just at the…

LGBT Night at Dodgers Stadium Features Gays Kissing

Jun 12, 2017

June is Pride month, and no other team in sports does more to celebrate than the Los Angeles Dodgers. On Friday the Dodgers held their fifth annual LGBT Night at Dodger Stadium, and this year the game also served as the official kickoff party for LA Pride. The team welcomed the Varsity Gay League kickball…

Atheists Demand Town Remove Church Welcome Signs

Jun 12, 2017

A group of perpetually-offended atheists, agnostics and freethinkers are threatening to sue a small Wisconsin town because of two welcome signs. The signs, which were posted some 50 years ago, read, “The Churches of Oconomowoc Welcome You.” The Freedom From Religion Foundation said the welcome signs are unconstitutional because they are not neutral toward all…