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Supreme Court judge says gay rights case proves vaccine mandate is illegal

Justice Niel Gorsuch wrote in his opinion that people have a similar right to a religious exemption from COVID-19 vaccine mandates as anti-gay bakers do to refuse gay couples.
By Molly Sprayregen Tuesday, December 14

In a dissenting opinion, Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch uses the Court’s decision in favor of an anti-gay baker to support his belief in religious exemptions to vaccine mandates.

In the case of Dr. A v. Hochul yesterday, the Court upheld the state of New York’s mandate that all health care workers be vaccinated against Covid-19, regardless of religious beliefs.

Posted by tulipsandroses | Tue Dec 14, 2021, 11:16 PM (13 replies)

DC AG suing Oathkeepers and Proud Boys

He was just on Rachel. I hope there will be many more lawsuits to bankrupt these bozos and the people who fund them.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Tue Dec 14, 2021, 10:57 PM (4 replies)

Ben Crump To Sue Louisiana Over Claims 'Wealthy White Men' Raped Black Children In The State's Care

Nationally renowned civil rights attorney Ben Crump said he plans to move forward with a lawsuit against Louisiana’s agency overseeing child welfare over years-old allegations that Black children were sexually abused while in the state’s custody. Crump, who represents a woman claiming that she and her sibling were raped by “wealthy white men” when they were underaged, held a press conference to announce the lawsuit on Monday morning in Baton Rouge.

While the contents of the lawsuit were not immediately made available to the media, it is all but guaranteed to take aim at John Mack, an accused child rapist stemming from separate allegations. Crump referenced Mack last week while announcing his intentions to take up the case on behalf of the unidentified alleged victims.

All the details of the lawsuit were not immediately clear, but Mack — who is party of a wealthy, politically dynastic family in Louisiana — has been arrested twice in recent months on charges of child rape not related to Crump’s client. Most recently, a judge last month denied Mack’s bond request for a second time as he remains held in jail on charges of first-degree rape and sexual battery allegedly committed against an underage girl.

Local news outlet the Advocate reported that Mack — who has been under investigation since 2019 but was only arrested this year — is accused of helping to organize “sex parties” with children between the ages of six and 13.

Posted by tulipsandroses | Mon Dec 13, 2021, 08:24 PM (3 replies)

Remember when Sinead O'Connor was canceled for protesting child abuse in the Catholic Church?

America owes her an apology
It would be decades after her protest performance, before Americans would come to grips with the horrors being covered up.

In October 1992, Sinead O'Connor became a polarizing figure when she destroyed a photo of Pope John Paul II on Saturday Night Live, following her stark a cappella performance of Bob Marley's War.

"Fight the real enemy," she spoke into the microphone, throwing the pieces of the photo toward the camera. She had changed Marley's song lyric from "racism" to "child abuse" to protest the abuse of children by the Catholic Church.

As a result, the Irish singer-songwriter was banned from NBC for life and also booed offstage at a Bob Dylan tribute concert a few weeks later.

Posted by tulipsandroses | Mon Dec 13, 2021, 01:53 AM (3 replies)

Legal challenge to GA Voter suppression law allowed to proceed

Please include SPLC, ACLU and NAACP Legal Defense Fund in your donations. Their work will be crucial for the next year and beyond.

Thursday, a federal court denied the three motions to dismiss litigation filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and others challenging 2021 Georgia law S.B. 202.

These motions were filed by the State of Georgia, county defendants, and intervenor defendants (which include the Republican National Committee and other campaign arms of the Republican Party).

The case, Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, et al. v. Kemp, et al. (in short, AME Church v. Kemp) is now scheduled to proceed.

The SPLC represents clients Georgia Muslim Voter Project, Women Watch Afrika, Latino Community Fund Georgia, and The Arc of the United States. Co-counsel in this litigation include the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), ACLU of Georgia, and law firms Davis, Wright, Tremaine and WilmerHale.

Posted by tulipsandroses | Sat Dec 11, 2021, 08:27 PM (2 replies)

Insurrectionist had Ruby Freeman's name on an execution list

Rachel just reported that.
Thank you Ms. Freeman for being a true American Hero.
We can all thank her for saving democracy.

Rachel and Chris Hayes really laying out the facts of this conspiracy.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Fri Dec 10, 2021, 10:25 PM (1 replies)

Godless grifters: How the New Atheists merged with the far right

What once seemed like a bracing intellectual movement has degenerated into a pack of abusive, small-minded bigots

New Atheism appeared to offer moral clarity, it emphasized intellectual honesty and it embraced scientific truths about the nature and workings of reality. It gave me immense hope to know that in a world overflowing with irrationality, there were clear-thinking individuals with sizable public platforms willing to stand up for what's right and true — to stand up for sanity in the face of stupidity.

Fast-forward to the present: What a grift that was! Many of the most prominent New Atheists turned out to be nothing more than self-aggrandizing, dogmatic, irascible, censorious, morally compromised people who, at every opportunity, have propped up the powerful over the powerless, the privileged over the marginalized. This may sound hyperbolic, but it's not when, well, you look at the evidence. So I thought it might be illuminating to take a look at where some of the heavy hitters in the atheist and "skeptic" communities are today. What do their legacies look like? In what direction have they taken their cultural quest to secularize the world?

Sam Harris: Arguably the progenitor of New Atheism, Harris : SNIP
He argued to Josh Zepps during a podcast interview not only that black people are less intelligent than white people, but that this is because of genetic evolution. He has consistently given white nationalists a pass while arguing that Black Lives Matter is overly contentious, and has stubbornly advocated profiling "Muslims, or anyone who looks like he or she could conceivably be Muslim," at airports.
His primary focus these days is boosting the moral panic over "social justice warriors" (SJWs), "political correctness" and "wokeism," which he apparently believes pose a dire threat to "Western civilization" (a word that has a lot of meaning for white nationalists). Consequently, Harris has become popular among right-wingers, and the sentiment of solidarity appears to be mutual.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Fri Dec 10, 2021, 12:14 AM (19 replies)

Ex NFL player Glenn Foster Jr. dies in police custody

REFORM, Ala. -- Arrested after reportedly driving twice the speed limit through a rural Alabama community, former NFL player Glenn Foster Jr. wound up in a jail where he allegedly beat up another prisoner while trying to steal socks, authorities said. Foster showed signs of mental instability during a court appearance, records show, and a judge ordered him held for an evaluation just hours before he died in custody.

It was still a mystery Wednesday exactly what caused Foster's death, and Alabama state police said they were investigating.

Foster's parents said he had been diagnosed with mental problems, and they told The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate that they fear their son might not have received proper care while he was in custody
Based on police observations and how Foster behaved, the judge said Foster was "not mentally stable and a danger to himself and others" and ordered him held without bond for a mental evaluation at Taylor Hardin Secure Medical Facility in Tuscaloosa.

. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/32821074/former-new-orleans-saints-player-glenn-foster-jr-dies-following-arrest-fight-involving-police%3fplatform=amp

Why was he not taken to a psych facility for an evaluation? So you think he’s a danger to himself and other people but you keep him in a jail cell with other prisoners?
Posted by tulipsandroses | Thu Dec 9, 2021, 01:14 AM (9 replies)

Karen falsely accuses black man of stealing her phone, only to find it in her purse

Ya know, probably like many other folks, I have frantically searched for my “missing “ cellphone. Even in public like this woman. The first thing that comes to my mind is not, the black guy must have stolen it. I’m sure this woman will be saying I’m not racist. I have a black friend. But this is not normal. The times I was frantically searching my purse for my phone, the first thought was, where did I last use it? Hmm, is it in the couch? Under the driver’s seat? Did I leave it on top of the car.
I think that’s a normal reaction, not the black guy must have stolen it.

Posted by tulipsandroses | Thu Dec 9, 2021, 12:04 AM (18 replies)

How about no bond? Prosecutor asks for 500K bond for the Crumbleys

They can’t be trusted to return
Watching the arraignment live.
Defense atty still insisting they were not trying to flee.
They were scared and getting finance in order.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Sat Dec 4, 2021, 10:51 AM (16 replies)
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