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FL Republican: Child migrants bringing culture of thievery, rape and murder

A Florida Republican congressman said on Monday that the child migrants arriving in waves at the U.S.-Mexico border shouldn’t be described as “children” when he believes they would be more accurately described as “gang members” who are trying to import a culture of “thievery,” rape and murder into this country.…

California court backs Christian university’s expulsion of transgender student for ‘fraud’

A California judge ruled Tuesday that a private Southern Baptist college was within its rights to expel a transgender student who applied to the school as female, but only as regards the school’s private courses. The student was found to have been discriminated against with regards to the college’s public…

Alabama GOP county chairman resigns after being arrested for growing marijuana

The chairman of the Alabama’s Cherokee County Republican Party resigned this week in the wake of his arrest last Friday for growing multiple marijuana plants on his property. The Gadsden Times reported that 52-year-old John Loyd Ellis was arrested after a routine marijuana eradication operation spotted the plants from the…

Republican woman says GOP needs to bring policy discussions ‘down to a woman’s level’

A North Carolina congresswoman believes that the Republican Party would make more headway with women voters if it could bring policy discussions “down to a woman’s level.” According to Slate’s Dave Weigel, Rep. Renee Ellmers was addressing “a Friday panel put on by the Republican Study Committee, the House’s conservative…

Michigan woman pulls shotgun to ‘make a point’ and shoots self in face

A 51-year-old Michigan woman shot herself in the face after pulling a shotgun to “make a point” during an argument. According to Michigan Live, police in Fremont Township responded to reports of a gunshot victim around 10:00 a.m. on Monday. The Tuscola County Sheriff’s Department said that in the midst…

Mass. Christian college facing review after requesting right to discriminate against gays

A Massachusetts Christian college that is asking the government to allow it to discriminate against LGBT people is now facing review by a regional accreditation board. The Boston Business Journal reported over the weekend that Gordon College’s attempt to skirt federal anti-discrimination laws by claiming religious exemption has earned the…

Vandals deface Maryland immigrant center with misspelled graffiti: ‘No illeagles here’

Over the weekend, vandals defaced a Westminster, Maryland building that was considered as a possible shelter for undocumented immigrant children. The Baltimore Sun reported that someone spray-painted the words “NO ILLEAGLES [sic] HERE NO UNDOCUMENTED DEMOCRATS” on the wall of a former Army Reserve Center. Lt. Patrick McCrory — a…

PA principal cancels ‘Spamalot’ over same-sex wedding scene, claiming no gays in town

A high school drama department in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania has been forced to scrap plans for their Spring 2015 production of the Monty Python musical “Spamalot.” Think Progress reported that parents and the school’s principal objected to the musical because of its “adult content,” particularly a scene in which a…

First day of ‘guns everywhere’ law in GA sparks convenience store showdown

On July 1, the state of Georgia enacted the Georgia Safe Carry Protection Act — also known as the “guns everywhere” law — which allows licensed gun-owners to bring their weapons to churches, bars, government buildings and other places where they were previously prohibited. The Valdosta Daily Times reported Tuesday…

George Takei: What if Hobby Lobby was run by Muslims imposing Sharia law on workers?

Former Star Trek actor George Takei blasted Monday’s decision by the Supreme Court allowing the craft store Hobby Lobby to opt out of the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act. In a post on the website for his new play, Allegiance, the openly gay Takei called Monday’s decision “a…

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