Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Julea Ward is a student was enrolled in the counseling program at Eastern Michigan University. As part of their training they conducted actual counseling sessions with real clients. When approached by patients who are homosexuals, Ward reassigned them to other counselors. Ward is also a Christian who values her faith and biblical values and morals. When approached by homosexual patients who sought counseling for their sexuality, she knew that her Christian faith would prevent her from yielding impartial advice. To avoid compromising her faith and to ensure that the patient received the best possible counseling she assigned them to another counselor. In professional counseling, counselors often find themselves in a situation where, for the benefit of the patient, they reassigned or referred a patient to another counselor. This is a common practice found nationwide. However when Ward reassigned homosexuals seeking counseling concerning their sexuality, she was expelled from the counseling program as well as from the University. The University claimed that her actions violated the school’s policy on diversity and tolerance. The Alliance Defending Freedom organization stepped in on Ward’s behalf and filed a lawsuit against the University. However before a verdict could be rendered, the University opted to settle the case out of court for a sum of money in what they said was done in the interest of saving the University the expense of a lengthy trial. In addition to the sum of money, unofficially reported to be $75,000, the school expunged her record and remove any reference of her being expelled. After the settlement was announced Walter Kraft, vice president of Eastern Michigan University said that the settlement that was reached out-of-court left the school’s policies, programs and curricular requirements intact, saying: “The faculty retains its right to establish, in its learned judgment, the curriculum and program requirements for the counseling program at Eastern Michigan University.” Circuit Judge Jeffrey Sutton of the sixth US Circuit Court of Appeals found those very policies to be questionable when he stated: “What exactly did Ward do wrong in make the referral request? If one thing is clear after three years of classes, it is that Ward is acutely aware of her own values. The point of the referral request was to avoid imposing her values on gay and lesbian clients. And the referral request not only respected the diversity of practicum clients, but it also conveyed her willingness to counsel gay and lesbian clients about other issues – all but relationship issues – an attitude confirmed by her equivalent concern about counseling heterosexual clients about extra-marital sex and adultery in a values-affirming way.” Judge Sutton also pointed out that Ward was willing to work with all clients and to respect the school’s affirmation directives in doing so, explaining: “That is why she asked to refer gay and lesbian clients (and some heterosexual clients) if the conversation required her to affirm their sexual practices. What more could the rule require?” “Surely, for example, the ban on discrimination against clients based on their religion (1) does not require a Muslim counselor tell a Jewish client that his religious beliefs are correct if the conversation takes a turn in that direction and (2) does not require an atheist counselor to tell a person of faith that there is a God if the client is wrestling with faith-based issues.” “Tolerance is a two-way street. Otherwise, the rule mandates orthodoxy, not anti-discrimination.” Jeremy Tedesco, Senior Legal Counsel for Ward, had argued her case in front of Judge Sutton saying public universities should not force students to violate their religious beliefs in order to obtain a college degree. He added: “The 6th Circuit rightly understood this and ruled appropriately, so the university has done the right thing in settling this case.” “When Julea sought to refer a potential client to another qualified counselor – a common, professional practice that is endorsed by her profession’s code of ethics – EMU denied the referral. Then it attacked and questioned her religious beliefs, ultimately expelling her from the program. We are pleased that Julea and her constitutionally protected rights have been vindicated.” Read more: http://politicaloutcast.com/2012/12/university-settles-out-of-court-after-expelling-christian-student/#ixzz2EtoTwuIA
Friday, August 31, 2012
The Obama and Romney campaigns are receiving invitations from Thomas Robb to address attendees at the 2012 Knights Party National Leadership Conference this weekend. Both presidential candidates have spoken in regard to the interests of African Americans at the NAACP, Jewish Americans at AIPAC, and Hispanics at LaRaza. The annual conference just outside of Harrison, Arkansas will give them an opportunity to address the concerns of European Americans. The letters can be read below: Romney for President PO Box 149756 Boston, MA 02114 Dear Mr. Romney: We would like to invite you to speak to the National Leadership Conference of The Knights Party to be held on the week-end of August 31 – September 2. We are aware that you have either spoken or sent a representative to speak before the American Israel Political Affairs Committee on March 6, 2012 (a Jewish organization), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on July 11, 2012 (an African-American organization), and before La Raza on July 7 (a Hispanic organization.) Because of your desire and willingness to speak before representatives of these various ethnic groups we would most welcome to have you speak before a White Nationalist group as well. Like those groups which you have already spoken to or sent a representative to, we also have a concern about our national pride, the economy, the environment, peace in the middle-east and a better future for our children. We are in hopes that you will accept our invitation. I am confident that we would have various white leaders in attendance such as David Duke, Willis Carto, James Edwards, Don Black, Merlin Miller, along with such international guests as Paul Fromm and Tomislav Sunic. Please contact my office at 870-427-3414 to schedule your appearance. ____________________________________________________ Obama for America P.O. Box 803638, Chicago IL 60680 Dear Mr. Obama We would like to invite you to speak to the National Leadership Conference of The Knights Party to be held on the week-end of August 31 – September 2. We are aware that you have either spoken at or sent a representative to speak before the American Israel Political Affairs Committee on March 4, 2012 (a Jewish organization), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on July 12, 2012 (an African-American organization), and before La Raza on July 8 (a Hispanic organization.) Because of your desire and willingness to speak before representatives of these various ethnic groups we would most welcome to have you speak before a White Nationalist group as well. Like those groups which you have already spoken to or sent a representative to, we also have a concern about our national pride, the economy, the environment, peace in the middle-east and a better future for our children. We are in hopes that you will accept our invitation. I am confident that we would have various white leaders in attendance such as David Duke, Willis Carto, James Edwards, Don Black, Merlin Miller, along with such international guests as Paul Fromm and Tomislav Sunic. Please contact my office at 870-427-3414 to schedule your appearance.
Monday, June 25, 2012
reprinted by-------------------------- By Roy Beck, Monday, June 25, 2012 In all the analysis of whether Arizona or Pres. Obama came out on top in the Supreme Courts ruling on S.B. 1070 today, the key question is: how well did unemployed Americans fare? And the answer is: Very well. Combined with another Court ruling on an Arizona law last year, states now have all the legal room they need to pursue attrition-through-enforcement measures that cause illegal aliens to depart from a state, opening up jobs for unemployed Americans and legal immigrants. Although headlines have focused on the court knocking down three of four provisions before it, it should be noted that S.B. 1070 began with 14 sections. After all the challenges at several court levels, 11 of those sections are still standing and the court today ruled against only half of the twelfth. The one that was cleared today by the Court was the right of police to question people about their immigration status. This may be the most important provision in causing illegal aliens to leave Arizona, judging by the frenzy of concerned reaction by the pro-amnesty forces and the Obama administration. We have always regarded S.B. 1070 as supplementary to the far more important, earlier Arizona bill that requires every employer to use E-Verify to keep illegal aliens and tourists from taking jobs. The Obama administration also opposed this effort, but the Court last year entirely upheld the right of states to protect its workers in that way. Combining the two rulings, Arizona now has the Supreme Court-approved model to show all other states that they dont have to sit idly by while an estimated 7 million illegal aliens take U.S. jobs in construction, manufacturing, service, transportation and even some in the professions. These are the occupations where most of the 20 million Americans who are unemployed or forced into part-time work are also seeking a job. Since 1986, the prevailing theory about illegal immigration in Washington has been one of inevitability that nothing can be done to cause illegal aliens to leave once they get into the country. Hence, Congress passed seven amnesties between 1986 and 2000. Now, Arizona and presumably a number of other states can be full-effort laboratories to prove inevitability a false theory. We are heartened that even in writing the majority opinion that blocked three parts of Arizonas law, Justice Kennedy recognized that decisions by three straight presidents to significantly ignore federal immigration law have put states in a bind. "The pervasiveness of federal regulation does not diminish the importance of immigration policy to the States," he wrote. "Arizona bears many of the consequences of unlawful immigration. . . . Statistics alone do not capture the full extent of Arizonas concerns. Accounts in the record suggest there is an epidemic of crime, safety risks, serious property damage, and environmental problems associated with the influx of illegal migration across private land near the Mexican border." In his dissent, Justice Scalia was much more specific, citing the Obama administrations announcement just two weeks ago that it would refuse to enforce the law against illegal aliens who would benefit from the DREAM Act amnesty that Congress has rejected three times. "After this case was argued and while it was under consideration," Scalia wrote, "the Secretary of Homeland Security announced a program exempting from immigration enforcement some 1.4 million illegal immigrants under the age of 30. "The president said at a news conference that the new program is 'the right thing to do' in light of Congresss failure to pass the Administrations proposed revision of the Immigration Act. Perhaps it is, though Arizona may not think so. But to say, as the Court (majority) does, that Arizona contradicts federal by enforcing application of the Immigration Act that the President declines to enforce boggles the mind." As if to underscore Scalias assessment of the current administration as a nullifier of congressionally-passed laws, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano only hours after the ruling, announced that she would suspend yet another enforcement required under federal immigration laws. Because the Court ruling will result in a lot more illegal aliens being brought to the attention of the feds, she said, her department will suspend the 287(g) program in Arizona, and pledged that nothing in the ruling will interfere with the administrative amnesty announced last week. Fortunately, all states now have a bright green light from the Court to follow Arizonas lead in enforcing the laws in the way that Congress intended, even if the president insists on violating those laws. (This analysis originally appeared as an op-ed on FoxNews.com)
Friday, June 15, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012
reprint from MSNBC ------------------------------- White births are now the minority in the U.S. America has long known this moment was coming, and now it's official. According to the Census Bureau, white births are now the minority in the United States. Data released today shows that white births represented 49.6 percent of all births between July 2010 and July 2011, with births of minorities tipping the scale at 50.4 percent. Overall, white Americans are still the overwhelming majority (63.4 percent), but, as the population ages, it's expected their proportion will ebb rapidly.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
reprinted from Godfather politics. April 27, 2012 byda Tagliare Ever since the Trayvon Martin shooting, more and more reports of black on white crimes are being made public. And the one thing they all seem to have in common besides blacks attacking white, is that no one sees them as being racial hate crimes as they did with Trayvon. In one of the latest incidents of black on white crime occurred this past Saturday in Mobile, Alabama, when Matthew Owens confronted a group of blacks that were stealing items off of people’s patios and front porches. Owens’ sister Ashley Parker observed the blacks criminal activity and told her brother. He confronted the black youths and asked them to stop stealing and to go back home and bring their parents so he could talk to them. A short time later, the black youths returned with reinforcements and attacked Matthew. Nearly twenty of them hit him with baseball bats, a chair, a can of paint, brass knuckles and anything else they could get their hands on. Ashley feared the black mob were killing her brother and when they finally stopped the beating she found him lying on the ground unconscious and covered in blood. According to a black neighbor, a basketball belonging to the black youths rolled into Owens’ yard, igniting him into a furor of swearing and name calling using the ‘n’ word. It was then that they attacked and beat Owens’ to within an inch of his life. The same neighbor described Owens as a racist and a drunk. On Tuesday, police did make an arrest of one of the blacks involved in the beating and it just so happens that he lives in the same house as the black lady who blamed Owens for the attack. The 44 year old man was charged with first degree assault. The police also stated that they believed the attack was committed by only four people and the others just stood and watched, but this is being contested by Parker who said they were all involved in the beating. Although there are conflicting stories as to the cause of the beating, only one thing has been verified in the attack. During the attack, one of the blacks involved hollered that this was for Trayvon. The racially motivated statement was heard not only by Owens sister, but by other witnesses. With the reference of Trayvon being used by at least one of the attackers, coupled with the overwhelming number of assailants makes this a hate crime. However, in typical fashion, no hate crime allegations are being made against any of the assailants and you don’t see or hear Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson flying down to Mobile to defend a white victim of an obvious racially motivated hate crime. They only see racial hatred when it looks in one direction and not any other. Their hypocrisy, silence and inaction only pours more fuel on the race fires that they keep burning. If they really want to stop racially motivated hate crimes, they need to be fair and speak out against it regardless of which color is attacking the other. But by not doing so, in my book, makes people like Sharpton and Jackson to be the biggest racial bigots in the nation and perhaps they need to be investigated and charged with racial hate crimes themselves.
Monday, April 23, 2012
by Joel McDurmon on Apr 23, 2012 MetroWeekly.com is exposing the whole truth that Washington Post would not reveal: Mitt Romney’s campaign tonight announced that it has hired Richard Grenell, an out gay former George W. Bush administration official, to serve as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s “national security and foreign policy spokesman,” according to a report from The Washington Post that did not mention Grenell’s sexual orientation. Grenell served through September 2008 in the Bush administration as a spokesman to the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations — and told The Advocate‘s Kerry Eleveld as he left the administration that it was his hope that New York would have marriage equality soon and that he would one day be able to marry his partner, Matt Lashey. The couple has been together 10 years. . . . Andrew Sullivan, who had endorsed Obama’s 2008 run, wrote of the news, “For Romney to have an openly gay spokesman is a real outreach to gay Republicans, a subtle signal to moderates, and the Santorum faction’s reaction will be worth noting.” Grenell is not just gay, but a gay activist who pushes for same-sex marriages. At the end of Grenell’s service in the Bush administration, he took a notable whack at the administration, telling The Advocate‘s Kerry Eleveld of his effort to have his partner, Matt Lashey, listed in the United Nations’ Blue Book, which is “a reference guide of contact information for different member states of the United Nations as well as diplomatic personnel and their spouses.” Grenell had attempted to have Lashey’s name added several times, to no avail. He told The Advocate back in 2008, “What put me over the edge was a friend and colleague who met her spouse after I was already with my partner — they got married and subsequently were put into the Blue Book in a matter of days.” The State Department eventually told him that the Defense of Marriage Act prevented the listing. Although he protested the decision behind the scenes, Lashey’s name was not ever added, which led to his coming forward to criticize the treatement publicly as he left his post. HuffPost has noted that since the choice, Grenell has scrubbed his Twitter account and website of offensive material: Richard Grenell, a former Bush administration official who joined the Romney campaign Thursday as national security and foreign policy spokesman, appears to have deleted more than 800 of his past tweets following scrutiny overnumerous swipes aimed at the media, prominent Democratic women and the Gingriches. Grenell also apparently took down his personal site, which featured writing on politics, foreign affairs and the media.