In the days leading up to the speech, some Middlebury students and professors wrote an open letter demanding the university rescind its sponsorship. The liberal activists took issue with Legutko’s pointed critiques of multiculturalism, feminism, and homosexuality, calling them “homophobic, racist, xenophobic, [and] misogynistic.” “Inquiry, equity, and agency cannot be fostered in the same space that accepts and even elevates homophobic, xenophobic, misogynistic discourse,” they demand. “Bigotry of any kind should not be considered a form of inquiry.” Read more: https://pjmedia.com/trending/middlebury-college-cancels-lecture-by-conservative-intellectual-on-totalitarianism/
U.S. Cardinal Joseph Tobin said in a Today Show interview that the church’s teaching that same-sex attraction is “disordered” is “unfortunate” and “hurtful” language. Speaking to NBC’s Anne Thompson, Cardinal Tobin suggested that the Catholic Church is in a state of flux regarding how it deals with those in homosexual relationships. Thompson asked: “But isn’t that the Catechism of the Catholic Church?” “That is,” Tobin replied, adding “it’s very unfortunate language. Let’s hope that eventually that language is a little less hurtful.” Read more: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/u.s.-cardinal-tobin-calls-catholic-teaching-on-homosexuality-unfortunate…hurtful
Elitist architects reacted to the fire which tore through Notre Dame by arguing that the rebuilding should not reflect “white European France.” In a Rolling Stone article entitled How Should France Rebuild Notre Dame? The cathedral is denigrated as “a deep-seated symbol of resentment, a monument to a deeply flawed institution and an idealized Christian European France that arguably never existed in the first place.” “The building was so overburdened with meaning that its burning feels like an act of liberation,” said Patricio del Real, an architecture historian at Harvard University. Read more: https://www.infowars.com/elitist-architects-want-notre-dame-rebuilt-to-reflect-new-globalist-france/
Lamparello is a Boston College-educated philosophy professor who has been involved in the Catholic Church in the past. According to a bio for a book he wrote, “A native of New Jersey, Marc Lamparello studied philosophy at Boston College, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 2004. Marc has been heavily engaged in the study of philosophy from an early age, and is currently working on two other book-length projects, including a witty dialogue on arguments for and against the existence of God, and a series of essays on the epistemology of practical motivation.” Read more: http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=60083
The mainstream media has been quick to accuse anyone of spreading “Islamophobic conspiracy theories” if they question whether the Notre Dame blaze may be a jihad attack. An NBC article states: “Images and videos of the flaming cathedral spread quickly across social media and were quickly seized upon to push Islamophobic narratives that have flourished in far-right politics.” The Huffington Post shouted “racial hatred.” No one knows whether jihadists ignited the blaze or not, but many in the media have lost an ability which was once a job requirement of journalists: to ask probing questions. Read more: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2019/04/nbc-condemns-questions-about-notre-dame-fire-being-jihad-arson-as-islamophobic-conspiracy-theories
Blockbuster news came out today revealing that Twitter has cut ties with the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) because of reports of controversial financial activity, leaders tainted by scandal, and – according to one source – a “toxic” work environment.
The news has rocked an organization whose purpose is to combat discrimination, intolerance, and groups that in the view of the SPLC, practice hatred towards others. The organization reports such groups to the FBI and is often cited by the media. Academics and others rely upon SPLC’s listings, which they in turn use to ostracize such groups.
Founded in 1971 and based in Montgomery, Alabama, the SPLC is no stranger to controversy. The group has long been accused of targeting conservative and Christian organizations. Ironically, the SPLC attacks groups such as the Alliance Defending Freedom and Jihad Watch, who themselves are fighting discrimination and racism.
Controversy has reached to the very top of the SPLC. Morris Dees, the co-founder of the organization, was accused back in 1994 of discrimination against black employees, who according a local newspaper, the Montgomery Advertiser, “felt threatened and banded together.”
In 2007, Stephen Bright, a former president of a sister organization, the Southern Center for Human Rights, accused Dees of being “a con man and fraud” who “has taken advantage of naive people – some of moderate or low incomes – who believe his pitches and give to his $175—million operation.”
Dees was fired this year after two dozen employees complained about mistreatment and sexual harassment. One former employee claimed that Dees had “a reputation for hitting on young woman” and had caused a staff revolt over his behavior.
Liberty Counsel is coordinating with more than 60 conservative and Christian groups that are considering taking legal action against the SPLC – a number that continues to grow. The coalition claims that the SPLC, while ostensibly fighting bias and hate groups, is guilty of engaging in the same discriminatory activity that it claims to disavow – actions which resulted in conservative/Christian groups being banned from social media platforms, thus rendering them ineffectual.
Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, commented after Twitter disassociated itself from the SPLC: “The rest of the tech companies should follow Twitter’s lead and divorce from the SPLC. It appears to have taken a major implosion within the SPLC for others to finally see what organizations like Liberty Counsel have been saying all along.”
What we may be seeing is a revolution against enormously powerful organizations like the SPLC, who for far too long have sought to blacklist groups that do not share their far-left ideology, and for whom the Freedom of Expression is a one-way street.
Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana currently seeking the Democrat nomination for president, claimed his “marriage” to another man has deepened his faith, taking aim at Vice President Mike Pence. “My marriage to (teacher Chasten Glezman) has made me a better man,” Buttigieg declared at the LGBTQ Victory Fund’s annual brunch. “And yes, Mr. Vice President, it has moved me closer to God. This isn’t the first time Buttigieg has claimed greater religiosity than his conservative opponents. In 2018, Buttigieg vetoed Women’s Care Center’s re-zoning application to build a pro-life pregnancy center near the site of a proposed abortion center. Read more: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/pro-abortion-2020-dem-claims-homosexual-marriage-brought-him-closer-to-god