• The Christian Baker Need Not Have Ended Up at the Supreme Court

    The Christian Baker Need Not Have Ended Up at the Supreme Court

    On Dec. 5, the Supreme Court heard the case of Jack Phillips, the Christian baker who can’t in good conscience design and create wedding cakes that celebrate same-sex marriages. The justices now will decide whether states, consistent with the First Amendment, can force citizens to express support for same-sex marriage through their artistic products.

    But this case needn’t have ended up at the court. And future cases like it can be avoided.

    Agree or disagree, but Phillips believes he is serving Christ with every cake he makes. He has previously turned down requests to create Halloween-themed cakes, lewd bachelor party cakes, and a cake celebrating a divorce. He was never reprimanded over those decisions, but the same-sex-wedding cake plunged him into hot water. READ MORE...

  • 18 Questions CNN Needs To Answer After Getting Busted For Fake News

    18 Questions CNN Needs To Answer After Getting Busted For Fake News

    Early on Friday, CNN promoted its latest breathless report purporting to show collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. CNN has been extremely invested in the narrative of collusion for the last year.

    In June, CNN was forced to pull one of its Russia-Trump conspiracy stories that “did not meet CNN’s editorial standards.” The discredited story was based on a single anonymous source who connected Anthony Scaramucci, a prominent ally of President Trump, to a Russian investment fund managed by a Kremlin-controlled bank. Three journalists who worked on the story were fired. READ MORE...

  • What C.S. Lewis Can Teach Us About America's Pronoun Wars

    What C.S. Lewis Can Teach Us About America’s Pronoun Wars

    While the pronoun wars may be new to America, the writings of C.S. Lewis show that the fight over language as a way of controlling the mind is nothing new.

    While it may seem that America’s pronoun wars — namely the debate about whether words like “he” and “she” reflective the objective reality of biological sex — are a new and frightening development in human history, the works of C.S. Lewis remind us that in the fight over language, there’s nothing new under the sun. In his book “The Abolition of Man,” for example, Lewis expertly explains the nature and stakes of the battle over whether language reflects objective reality or only subjective experience. READ MORE...

  • PC Grinches at Huffington Post Are Hating on ‘Rudolph’

    PC Grinches at Huffington Post Are Hating on ‘Rudolph’

    On Saturday night, CBS will rebroadcast the annual Christmas special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”

    The seasonal favorite, narrated by Burl Ives, was first telecast in 1964, and has entertained three generations of Americans in the half-century since.

    It’s must-see TV for anyone who has ever sung along with Ives’ Sam the Snowman character crooning “Holly, Jolly Christmas.” But in an era of political correctness that has left hardly any corner of pop culture unscathed, not everyone is experiencing the Christmas cheer. READ MORE...

  • The French Ambassador Insulted US on Pearl Harbor Day. Here’s Why He Shouldn’t Be Talking.

    The French Ambassador Insulted US on Pearl Harbor Day. Here’s Why He Shouldn’t Be Talking.

    When it comes to who did the most to stop the Nazis in World War II, it would generally be best for France to remain quiet.

    Yet, in the tradition of infamous French Ambassador to the United States Citizen Genet–who had to be recalled under George Washington’s administration for meddling in American politics and generally instigating the American people–France’s modern ambassador decided to stir up a hornets nest on Pearl Harbor Day.

    Ambassador Gerard Araud said in a tweet that was quickly deleted, “In this Pearl Harbor day, we should remember that the US refused to side with France and UK to confront fascist powers in 1930s.” READ MORE...

  • Justice Department Requests ‘Unredacted’ Findings of Senate Investigation That Included Planned Parenthood

    Justice Department Requests ‘Unredacted’ Findings of Senate Investigation That Included Planned Parenthood

    The Department of Justice is requesting unredacted copies of a 2016 report conducted by the Senate Judiciary Committee on those involved in fetal tissue and body parts sales and transfer.

    “At this point, the records are intended for investigative use only—we understand that a resolution from the Senate may be required if the department were to use any of the unredacted materials in a formal legal proceeding, such as a grand jury,” wrote Justice Department Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd. READ MORE...

  • Professor Offers to ‘Rip’ Ben Shapiro’s ‘Shoulder Out of His Socket’ for Charity

    Professor Offers to ‘Rip’ Ben Shapiro’s ‘Shoulder Out of His Socket’ for Charity

    A University of California, Merced professor declined to debate conservative author Ben Shapiro, but offered to fight him, according to audio released Wednesday.

    Fernando Cortes Chirino, a sociology professor at the university, addressed Shapiro’s upcoming visit to Merced and suggested he would enjoy “ripping this fool’s shoulder out of his socket” in a charity fight, reported Campus Reform.

    “I wouldn’t debate him, because being in the same room as that fool is putting this nonsense fascist ideologue on equal footing with me, using my real degree to legitimize garbage politics that are at best nonsensical,” said Chirino. READ MORE...