‘Bias Response Teams’ Creeping Onto University Campuses Threaten Free Speech

Censorship.

One way to shut down an argument you don’t like is to identify it as bias/harassment/hate speech…, whether it is or not.  Any government authority that has the right to decide what speech is bias/harassment/hate speech…, is a government that will trample on your own free speech rights someday.

José A. Cabranes, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit:  Sixty years ago, Chief Justice Earl Warren warned our nation that we had a choice. Either “teachers and students must always remain free to inquire, to study and to evaluate,” or “our civilization will stagnate and die.” There was no third option.  WaPo

So-called “Bias Response Teams” are creeping onto university campuses across the country. This was the conclusion of the first national survey of Bias Response Teams done by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).

The report identified 232 public and private American colleges and universities that had bias response teams on their campuses in 2016, affecting around 2.8 million students.

BRTs encourage students to formally report on other students and faculty members whenever they perceive that someone’s speech is “biased,” which threatens free speech. Continue reading “‘Bias Response Teams’ Creeping Onto University Campuses Threaten Free Speech”

Video: Temporary Travel Ban Protestors Refuse To Take Any Refugees Into Their Homes

Hypocrisy.

So we are supposed let people into our country that cannot be vetted but these protesters will not
let them stay in their homes. That idea makes them “a little apprehensive”.

Christian And Racial Feminist Group Team Up To Challenge Obama’s Transgender Bathroom Mandate

Amazing, a feminist group that actually advocates for women.  WoLF (Women’s Liberation Front) and the Family Policy Alliance have teamed up on cases of gender and bathroom laws.

Autumn Leva, director of policy for Family Policy Alliance, said their groups’ unity should already tell people what an upsetting mandate the transgender bathroom truly is.

“How wrong does something need to be for a Christian family group, and a radical feminist group, to take their argument together to the Supreme Court?” she asked. “[This is a] privacy and safety matter and we’re asking the high court to acknowledge that.”

One of the controversies in the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama was the implementation of the transgender bathroom mandate in all public schools throughout the nation. The administration required all public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice, and any school that refuses to conform to the mandate risks losing federal funding.

The Family Policy Alliance, which is the public policy partner of the Christian conservative organisation Focus on the Family, has had enough of the mandate and has teamed up with a radical feminist group, the Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF), in a bid to protect women and girls from sexual predators.

Kara Dansky, the chair of WoLF’s Board of Directors, admitted that WoLF and the Family Policy Alliance don’t often see eye to eye when it comes to abortion or gay rights. However, when it comes to privacy and safety for women, they are in unison.

“On certain issues, such as gender identity, pornography and prostitution – we’ll find that the left has pretty much sold out women on these issues,” Dansky told Town Hall. “We stand up for women and girls.” ChritianityToday

Title IX

As a plaintiff in a similar, federal case, the Women’s Liberation Front has filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in the case of Gloucester County School Board v. G.G., in which a school board has petitioned the Supreme Court to review a decision by a U.S. Appeals Court that deprives students of their right to have access to sex-segregated spaces.

This case is important because this issue goes far beyond bathrooms. It in fact extends to the ability of women and girls to access locker rooms, shower rooms, changing rooms, dormitories, sports teams, crisis services, scholarships and colleges that are reserved exclusively for women and girls, and because it goes to an even larger issue – whether women and girls can be protected by civil rights laws at all.

This case asks the question whether “women” even exist anymore as a legally-protected or definable category. Wolf

The Erasure Of Women And Girls

The self-described “radical feminist” explained to The Daily Caller founder that the “interpretation of sex to mean gender identity… redefines women and girls to mean essentially anyone who identifies as a woman or girl.”

“You go on to say this is about the erasure of women and girls,” Carlson then posed to Dansky. “What does that mean?”

“If we define sex to mean gender identity,” Dansky answered, that “renders the category, women and girls, meaningless.”  DailyCaller

Watch: Tucker Carlson interview Kara Dansky

Anti-Christian Attacks On The Rise In France

90 per cent assaults on places of worship target Christians.

While racist, anti-Muslim, and anti-Semitic attacks have seen a huge fall since 2008, those on Christian places of worship more than doubled in this period of time, France’s interior ministry reported last week.

Having documented a record number of anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim attacks in 2015, the French government spent €100 million on a huge anti-populist campaign to reduce Islamophobia, racism, and anti-Semitism.

Subsequently, racist, anti-Semitic, and anti-Muslim attacks fell sharply in 2016 with the former seeing a decline of 58.5 per cent and the latter a drop of 57.6 per cent. These attacks are defined as being fires, violence, degradation, and threats — comments, inscriptions, insulting letters.

In this year, attacks on Christian places of worship have increased by 17.4 per cent in 2016 compared to 2015. Racist attacks, meanwhile, dropped by 23.7 per cent (608 versus 797).

Attacks On Christian Places Have Increased

Le Figaro reported that acts which target Christians now account for 90 per cent assaults on places of worship.

The newspaper points out that, while it is to be expected that attacks on churches are the most plentiful because they exist in the largest number, cases in which Christian places of worship were defiled saw a huge rise between 2008 and 2016.

The government says the majority of the 949 attacks on churches have “no religious motive”, but that there was a possible “satanic motivation” in 14 cases and an “anarchist” motivation in 25. However, since 2008 assaults on Christian places of worship have risen by 245 per cent.

Last year in Dülmen, following the arrival of well over a million migrants in Germany, local media said “not a day goes by” without attacks on Christian religious statues. Breitbart