"A new report has revealed that support of the First Amendment among college students seems to be decreasing, as nearly half of students believe that hate speech should not be protected."
If true, nearly half of students are lacking in understanding, for there is no such thing as hate speech, just as there is no such thing as hate crime. How does man measure what's in a heart of another? People don't have to hate people to say or do evil against them. A robber doesn't have to hate his victim to rob him. Nor does disagreeing with someone mean hate is involved. The purpose of terms like "hate speech" and "hate crime" is to control not only what you do, but what you think. Orwellian nightmare promoted by the evil one, and his useful ignorant helpers.
"But a parent supposedly complained to the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), which sent a threatening letter to the Springfield school district demanding that the practice be halted immediately."
Or else what? The principal caves at a threat from the "Freedom From Religion Foundation"? Their very name reveals they are anti first Amendment, the free exercise of religion. The principal apparently doesn't know his Bill of Rights. A shame to be so high up in the school system, and not know basic things.
Another in the continuing series of lunacies from the left. Yet the liars and propagandists from that same end of the spectrum would have us believe the right is a danger to democracy. Is there a rule that says we need listen to crazy people?
Jim Lincoln wrote: This is the first time I've heard of this woman, since she targets the Blacks, she's not a major concern to me. Is it just white men that listen to her? https://tinyurl.com/y2bh9vp2 (After backlash, conservative pundit Candace Owens clarifies viral Hitler comment)
She's brilliant. Since it's the first time you've heard of her, why don't you listen to her before assessment? If she's of no concern to you, you wouldn't have posted anything. But it was opportunity to inject "white men" though, right?
Perpetual offense is seen as a human right. But in order that we prevent the stresses of offense, we must not discriminate on the basis of testing. Testing uncovers that some know, have learned, or understand more than others, which results an unequal scores. Inequality is not fair. We must include a fudge factor, to make sure our outcomes are equal. Better yet, let it be a step toward no testing at all.
Maybe her socialist handlers have put her in the spotlight purposefully as a useful idiot type? So radical and so confused, that the Democrat party will be desperate to select a "normal" liberal, who will seem moderate by comparison. Why else would a freshman Democrat, or any freshman rep be getting all the attention this poor creature is getting? Shouldn't she be doing a freshman thing and going to get senior representatives their coffee?
Jim Lincoln wrote: .. Reverend Randy Hollerith, Dean of the Washington National Cathedral, says the people carrying out attacks are trying to sow division and hatred. .. excerpt from, "Church leaders look to improve safety as soft target attacks continue" https://tinyurl.com/y4u9nnks
Gives them too much credit. No, the evil lunatics aren't trying to sow division and hatred. They are trying to kill people because they are evil lunatics.
John UK wrote: Facebook will always be "at it". And Jesus says to them, "Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish." For God so loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Believing and repenting go together and must never be separated. A believer in Christ is repentant. It is a work of God in his heart. He cannot change himself, it is a work of the Holy Spirit.
So is this agreeable? As you say, a believer is repentant, thus an unbeliever is not, for repentance is a turning toward God, from which it is a turning from sin. There seems to be a simultaneous thing going on, but not quite. Why? One cannot turn from sin so that he may turn to God, unless a work of God has already been done. What say you?
It is God's love that gave to us the sacrifice that only his Son could provide. Our destruction would have met the requirements his holiness demands. So yes, when it comes to our salvation, his love trumps. His grace stems from love, and it is by grace we are saved. Set aside his love, and his holiness would require us to remain in darkness. He never acts out of character, that we know.
Jim Lincoln wrote: .. "NPR wrote: This is the fifth pardon of Trump's presidency. He told reporters on Air Force One on Thursday that he is considering using his clemency power in other high-profile cases, as well...." ..
Fifth pardon? Wow. Obama pardoned over 200. Oh well, sometimes we forget.
Wayfarer pilgrim wrote: If homelessness is caused by alcohol, drug abuse and mental illness, then legalizing all drugs will collapse the state welfare systems and walk us down a very dark road. I know of many people who advocate marijuana legalization. However I have taught and subtaught at risk youth for many years. I had worked at a poverty based school district for many years. The cause for low academic and generational poverty or jail time is habitual use of marijuana and alcohol. You can smile your toothless smile all day long and suffer marijuana onset of psychosis but your still in a pitiful spot unless you sober up and that in itself is not going to happen with our government advocating and forcing sober citizens to support state made derelicts.
Consciously or unconsciously, people with power have awareness that addled minds will never be a threat, for they cannot think clearly, organize, or develop any threat. As well, they are left in a position of neediness. IMO, legalization contributes to maintenance of power.
If the Chinese don't buy lots of soybeans, they must not need lots of soybeans. What they do need is American dollars, more than we need their not so well made things. Let the tariffs go where they go, and we'll see who fares well. btw, one-crop farming is a bad idea, from a soil management perspective, and because it always ends up needing some form of aid or protection from the government.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Ruth Graham quote: .. ...the editorial director of HuffPost Personal, Noah Michelson, wrote last year in an essay lamenting the slump in resolve. âFor some strange reason I still donât fully understand, some queer people and their friends and families began eating at Chick-fil-A again and are still eating there.â...
--"The Uncanceling of Chick-fil-A---Why did so many people forget to boycott the infamous chicken chain?" https://tinyurl.com/yu9qggf
Poor HuffPost editorial director, having to lament. Maybe homosexual people like good chicken. Since they are eating there, then it should be obvious they aren't being discriminated against. Maybe wacko leftist politicians and their media friends should find some productive work to do.
Jim Lincoln wrote: .. Nina Burleigh wrote: But as younger members reject the vitriolic partisanship of the Trump era and leave the church, that base is getting smaller and older. The numbers are stark: Twenty years ago, just 46 percent of white evangelical Protestants were older than 50; now, 62 percent are above 50. The median age of white evangelicals is 55. Only 10 percent of Americans under 30 identify as white evangelicals. The exodus of youth is so swift that demographers now predict that evangelicals will likely cease being a major political force in presidential elections by 2024. excerpt from, "Evangelical Christians Helped Elect Donald Trump, but Their Time as a Major Political Force Is Coming to an End" https://tinyurl.com/yarx73p
Ridiculous understanding. Most of the actual vitriol is coming from the yoots, not the old people. And what does the color of the evangelicals have to do with anything? Same old same old cloudy thinking.
John UK wrote: .. The question is: Why is it that in America there are 10,001 different Christian denominations? .. The figure of 10,001 is called, I think, a figure of speech, meaning a great number. In the UK, you often hear 'a hundred and one' ways to do something. Or an IFB might write a book and call it, "A thousand and One Ways to Disprove Calvinism".
Likely because of early experience with the English state church. Much better to have squabbles over the "proper" color of the carpet, or whether or not there be windows, or music, or the position of seating, etc, than to have one approved church. The worse thing today is not the multitudinous denominations, but the move toward the one world church. I'll take the 10001.