• More Universities Adopt 'Anti-Oppression Guide'

    More Universities Adopt ‘Anti-Oppression Guide’

    Simmons College published an anti-oppression guide in March to help students and community members combat their tendencies to be racist, sexist, islamophobic, and politically incorrect, and now other colleges and universities are adopting the guide.

    Beloit College and Lesley University have adopted the “Anti-Oppression Guide,” which is “intended to provide some general information about anti-oppression, diversity, and inclusion,” the guide’s introduction reads.

    The guide examines a number of topics containing elements that fall under the umbrella of oppression, which it identifies as the combination of power and prejudice. The resource points to anti-transgender sentiment, or “Transmisia,” as one hierarchy of oppression and defines it as a “systemized discrimination or antagonism directed against transgender/nonbinary/genderqueer/agender persons.” READ MORE...

  • Illinois State-Funded Abortions Increase Nearly 300% in 2018

    Illinois State-Funded Abortions Increase Nearly 300% in 2018

    Taxpayers in Illinois paid for almost quadruple the number of abortions in the first six months of 2018 than they did in 2017 following a bill mandating the state pay for abortions.

    There were only 84 abortions between January and June 2017, but that number skyrocketed to 314 in 2018, according to records from the Illinois Department of Health and Family Services, the Illinois News Network reported Monday.

    The spike in abortions comes after Gov. Bruce Rauner, a Republican, signed House Bill 40 in September 2017. The law mandates the state provide abortion coverage for Illinois residents and state employees via Medicaid. The state estimates it costs $1.8 million annually to pay for abortion coverage. The law took effect Jan. 1. READ MORE...

  • ‘Roe V. Wade’ Film Director Describes How Hard It Was Shooting a Film About Abortion

    ‘Roe V. Wade’ Film Director Describes How Hard It Was Shooting a Film About Abortion

    Filming the new movie “Roe V. Wade” wasn’t easy, co-director Nick Loeb revealed in an interview Tuesday.

    Nick Loeb, who gained notoriety after fighting with ex-fiancée and “Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara over frozen embryos, is co-directing a pro-life film set to hit theaters in January 2019, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

    The filming hasn’t been particularly easy, however, with cast and crew facing expulsion from set locations and actors wavering on their roles after receiving backlash from friends and family. Loeb recalls that one woman approached him asking him who he was. “When I told her who I was, she told me to go f— myself,” Loeb told The Hollywood Reporter. “Then she threw her headset on the ground and walked off.” READ MORE...

  • University Settles Lawsuit After Discriminating Against Republicans

    University Settles Lawsuit After Discriminating Against Republicans

    A Washington university is shelling out big bucks to settle a dispute with a Republican student group that filed a lawsuit alleging the school discriminated against it by charging exorbitant security fees for speaker events.

    The University of Washington settled with the university’s College Republicans Monday, agreeing to pay $122,500 to make the lawsuit go away. The settlement comes after the campus group filed a lawsuit claiming that UW’s speaker policies “unconstitutionally infringed upon the [University of Washington College Republicans’] First Amendment freedom of speech by making it unaffordable and therefore impractical to host events likely to invite violent protests,” Campus Reform reported. READ MORE...

  • Parents Object as Transgender Athletes Win Girls Track Events

    Parents Object as Transgender Athletes Win Girls Track Events

    Two athletes who were born males placed first and second in state track championship events for high school girls, causing anger among other competitors and parents who say they had an unfair advantage over the girls.

    Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood dominated Connecticut’s races, sweeping gold and silver medals with little competition and stirring outrage among fellow competitors. Miller placed first in both the 100-meter and 200-meter dash, while Yearwood placed second to Miller in the 100-meter dash, CBS Pittsburgh reported. READ MORE...

  • Cal State Refuses to Hear Pro-Life Students on Free Abortion Drugs

    Cal State Refuses to Hear Pro-Life Students on Free Abortion Drugs

    A pro-life group has sought without success to speak with California State University at Long Beach about its stance on an abortion bill that soon may take effect at all California public universities.

    Students for Life of America, which aims to abolish abortion on college campuses, launched a #RUSerious campaign to protest a proposal to give out the RU-486 abortion drug for free in campus health centers across California.

    The group reached out to the Cal State chancellor’s office on many occasions to speak about the proposal, but those requests have been ignored, said Camille Rodriguez, the group’s Pacific Southwest regional coordinator. READ MORE...

  • Kentucky Board of Education to Keep God and the Bible in Schools

    Kentucky Board of Education to Keep God and the Bible in Schools

    Kentucky will keep God and religion in schools after its education leaders approved a Bible standard that all public schools in the state must meet.

    The Kentucky Board of Education approved “Bible literary” standards in a unanimous affirmative vote that allow students to take religion and Bible classes as electives, The Associated Press reports. The classes will be taught as literature and history courses as opposed to devotional study as has been done previously and in other states.

    Approval of the standards comes after the American Civil Liberties Union sued the state, asking it to take religion out of the classroom. It alleged that schools should adhere to the Constitution’s mandate for separation of church and state and that allowing Bible classes to be taught in schools is a constitutional violation. READ MORE...

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