Saturday, November 17, 2018

 Defending Truth and Christianity at the University
 A presentation given by Anna Kitko, Ratio Christi's Chapter Director 
at University of Tennessee - Knoxville.
republished below in full unedited for informational, educational and research purposes:

COLORADO SPRINGS, Co. — A Christian apologetics group at the University of Colorado has filed a federal lawsuit against the institution after officials rejected the group’s application for registration because it requires its leaders to be Christians.
According to the lawsuit, the Colorado Springs chapter of Ratio Christi “seeks to advance a biblical worldview, explaining how the Bible applies to various current cultural, moral, and political issues.”
It sees its leadership as “the spiritual leaders of the chapter,” who are “responsible for promoting, guiding, and leading the spiritual health of the chapter and its members; for leading others toward Christian maturity; for teaching faithfully the word of God; and for
teaching, inculcating, defending, communicating, and advocating the chapter’s Christian beliefs.”
However, in 2016, after Ratio Christi applied for registration, which would allow it to use campus space and obtain funding for activities, its leaders were advised during a meeting that the application could not be accepted because its Constitution requires its officers to be Christians.
University officials asserted that the requirement conflicts with the Board of Regents’ non-discrimination policy, which states, “The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy in . . . its educational programs and activities.”
They also outlined the the group could not mandate that members “agree with and promote” Ratio Christi’s mission. Ratio Christi reportedly attempted to assuage the concerns and tried over the course of two years to work the matter out with the university, but were repeatedly advised that the text of the group’s Constitution still posed a problem.
According to the legal challenge, Sabrina Wienholtz, the school’s director of student clubs, explained that to require members to “agree with and promote” the group’s mission sends the message that Ratio Christi is “not open to all students,” especially “students who may disagree.” She further noted that “[t]he requirement that club officers profess faith is in violation of our anti-discrimination policy.”
Wienholtz said that if the group wanted to obtain registration status, it should use “aspirational language,” such as that leaders “should” profess faith, and members “should” promote the group’s mission, rather than that they must do so.
As Ratio Christi still remains unregistered with the University of Colorado, it filed suit on Wednesday to challenge the rejection. It notes that various campus groups require their members and leaders to adhere to certain beliefs, and they have not been denied registration.
“The Trans Student Union requires that its members ‘believe that transgender people are the gender they say they are,'” the suit outlines. “[The group] threatens to revoke the membership or leadership position of anyone who engages in ‘transphobic comments or behavior.’”
“[T]he Gender & Sexuality Alliance states that its ‘weekly meetings are offered to all trans, queer, intersex, and allied students,'” the legal complaint adds.
“[T]he Gender & Sexuality Alliance would refuse to accept as members or officers students who hold biblical beliefs that human beings are created as either male or female, that their status as such cannot change, and that sexual conduct is to be reserved for a marriage between one man and one woman.”
The fraternities only allow men to join, and the sororities only allow women, the challenge further notes, and the Young Democratic Socialists of America group is for “leftists of all stripes.”
Ratio Christi also contends that there is another Christian student group on campus that requires its members to agree to a statement of faith, and mandates that leaders “faithfully attend a local Bible-believing church.”
Similarly, “[i]t would contradict Ratio Christi’s expressive and associational purpose to permit individuals who do not profess a relationship with Jesus Christ and share its religious beliefs to serve as its officers,” the organization states.
“Conferring leadership positions to those who do not profess a relationship with Jesus Christ and share Ratio Christi’s religious beliefs would communicate a message which Ratio Christi opposes and does not wish to communicate.”
Ratio Christi is therefore seeking a court-ordered injunction preventing the University of Colorado from denying its registration status.
Read the legal challenge in full here.
“Like any other student group at a public university, religious student organizations should be free to choose their leaders without the government meddling,” Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) attorney Travis Barham, who is representing the student group in court, said in a statement.
“It would be absurd for the university to require the vegan student group to appoint a meat-lover as its president. Likewise, the University of Colorado shouldn’t force Christian students to let atheists or other non-Christians to lead their Bible studies in order to become a registered club.”
 Ratio Christi @ Colorado State University
 Ratio Christi Intro Video
  David Limbaugh on Ratio Christi




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 Gun For Hire Radio Cal Carlstrom Shari Spivak
 Gun For Hire Radio with Cal Carlstrom and Shari Spivak
New Jersey – -( This week on Gun For Hire Radio, we welcome Veteran Marine and all around great guy Cal Carlstrom, and one of our favorite “repeat offenders” Shari Spivak from the SAW Group.
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Cal Carlstrom volunteered for the Marine Corps, he served our country without hesitation, and now he resides with his lovely wife in Union County, New Jersey. In the last couple of years, Cal attempted to re-enter the workforce as an armed guard, for Global Security. His new supervisor said Cal needed to apply for an FID card, and Cal complied. Then the supervisor said Cal needed to attend SORA classes and get a new background check, and Cal complied. Then the new supervisor told him he had to file for a pistol permit, and Cal complied. After all of that, the new supervisor told Cal he needed to apply for a “carry permit for work only.” You know so he can’t carry a gun safely in the holster, where it belongs, but so he can keep his gun locked up in the trunk of his car and separate from the ammunition, where it’s basically useless in the event Cal gets attacked by a bad guy outside of the confines of his new job, and Cal complied. A letter of need was sent by the Federally licensed, Global Security Company offices, to accommodate Cal’s request for the work only permit. By law the letter has to be approved by the local Police Chief, so it can be sent for approval to the State Police, to be returned to the local Police Chief for review and execution of the permit, then a judge must sign off on the permit, then Cal can go to work again and pay his income taxes. Easy peasy…right?
So, months and months go by, even though the law in New Jersey says that these types of permits must be processed within 30 days. Cal eventually went over to Judge Pime’s office at the Union County Courthouse and requested a meeting with the Judge’s secretary or some member of the office staff that could explain the details of the delay, and what, if anything Cal could do to expedite the process. After the frigid office staffers made sure to be as offensive as possible to this lovable Veteran Marine, endearing Veteran Jersey City public school teacher, and notably the nicest guy you could ever want to meet, Cal received no replication from the Judge who originally received his permit request.
After numerous calls from Global Security hoping to be able to start him at work, Cal made another trip to the Union County Courthouse, where he was informed that yet another Judge, the Hon. William Daniels had been assigned his permit application. Cal got the word “from the inside” that this new Judge may actually help further his request because Judge Pime had taken his own opinion on processing carry permit requests, versus you know following the law, and all… After legislating from the bench, Cal and 9 other of Global Security Company’s potential employees were denied a “work only carry permit.”
Cal didn’t stand for that, he sat down and called Evan Nappen. We have to get litigious on their asses. To add insult to injury, Cal found out that his request was denied because his letter of need “wasn’t strong enough.” But wait…there’s more! The Judge actually said that “there is no need for armed security in movie theaters…” Ludicrous, no?
Sandy pointed out that every single county in New Jersey gives these permit requests to the most anti-gun judges they possibly can. That’s right, you heard it right here on Gun For Hire Radio, county judges in New Jersey are not ruling based on the law statutes. Welcome to our reality!
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The Cheeseman-Jillard cases were both denied at the State level, so they are appealing the decision. They are going to need more money to fight the fight for all of us! If you value your rights as an American, you should donate to the cause. “If you are tired of being told you do not have a need for a 2C:58-4 Permit, please donate to the Case. Every dollar will go to defeating the Siccardi Rule and NJAC 13:54-2.4d-1.” The Cheeseman-Jillard suit is called “Support the Restore Carry to NJ cause,” and the GoFundMe page is and put in the notes on the page, “I am not an #SMP.”
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 ‘CNN almost single-handedly led the campaign to have Alex Jones banished’
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Tucker Carlson delivered a stunning monologue Wednesday, slamming CNN for posing as a champion of free speech, after the network spent months trying to have competitors silenced and banned.
Carlson addressed CNN’s lawsuit against the Trump administration for revoking Jim Acosta’s White House access.
“In the past couple of days, you’ve heard a lot of pumping and puffing about free speech and freedom of the press, and how those freedoms are currently imperiled by the White House, and to be clear, we are for free speech. Unfettered, absolute free speech.” Carlson urged.
“And we cannot help but notice that some of free speech’s greatest enemies are now posing as its defenders, all of a sudden.” he added.

And that’s when the smackdown commenced, with Tucker providing examples of CNN’s total hypocrisy when it comes to free speech.
“Take CNN, for example. It was a CNN that almost single-handedly led the campaign to have broadcaster Alex Jones banished from the Internet, on the grounds that they didn’t like what Jones had to say,” Tucker continued.
“Ultimately, CNN succeeded in doing that. The network convinced every major tech platform to ban Jones and his outlet, Infowars. You don’t have to like Alex Jones to see that as a terrifying loss for free speech, because it was exactly that. But CNN was not done trying to silence its critics.” Carlson further explained.
CNN is “claiming to defend free speech only when it is their free speech.” Tucker declared, noting that CNN also didn’t devote any airtime to even report on the US government forcing RT to register as a foreign agent under threat of imprisonment.
“Yes, Russia Today is owned by a foreign government. So is the BBC,” he said. “But because RT is owned by Russia, which the left believes got Donald Trump elected, it is fine with CNN if they are bullied and silenced.”
“Call CNN what you will,” Carlson said. “But don’t pretend they are defenders of the First Amendment. They are not.”
“To see a channel that has lobbied against the right of others to say what they think is true, to all of a sudden emerge as this defender of the First Amendment is nauseating.” Tucker added.
Carlson and his guest Victor Davis Hanson then discussed how the Obama administration actively spied on reporters.
“This is a violation of press freedom,” said Hanson. “We didn’t hear that.”
“CNN has argued that others should lose their voice, should be silenced, because they’re quote conspiracy theorists, but you’re listing conspiracy theories that they have promulgated on their air.” Carlson told his guest after Hanson cited examples of various attacks on the President by CNN talking heads.
Turning back to Acosta, Hanson addressed the CNN reporter’s infamous ‘chop’ to a female White House intern’s arm, and noted that “this particular time you went over the edge, you were disruptive you were rude, you took over an optional press conference. Nothing in the constitution says he has to have a press conference.”
Despite the tone of Carlson’s broadcast, Fox News released an earlier statement expressing support for CNN’s lawsuit, for which CNN thanked their rival network.
Fox News will file an amicus brief in support of and CNN. Thank you ! Statement from Jay Wallace below:


 Facebook needs to ‘convince conservatives they’re not the enemy’
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In an interview with CNN, of all places, Senator Rand Paul warned that there is a concerted effort by big tech, in particular Facebook, to censor conservative viewpoints, and it will lead to their downfall.
“I think if it gets so bad that they don’t allow conservative viewpoints on Facebook, I think you will get to a point where people will leave in droves,” Paul told CNN Thursday.

“So Facebook, if they want to keep making money, are going to have to convince conservatives that they’re not the enemy.” Paul urged.
Paul noted that while it is not in the nature of conservatives to push for regulation of private companies, big tech has justifiably become an exception to that rule.
“It’s a privately owned company,” Paul said, adding “Most times, conservatives, we don’t want to over-regulate private businesses.
“But they do have sort of a monopoly on this sort of social exchange in speech,” he added.

“[W]hat I’ve been saying for a while is that we need to look at the barriers to entry that government might be creating,” Paul continued.
“Not the government starting other companies but the government getting out … to allow competition with Facebook.” the Senator added.
Paul’s comments come in the wake of revelations that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer ordered the ranking Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, Sen. Mark Warner, to back off of investigating Facebook with regarding to Russian interference in US elections.
A Senate source further commented that Schumer is concerned that Facebook may “bow to pressure from the right wing, who opposed Facebook’s purging of fake accounts and bots.”
Schumer reportedly told Warner that he should cooperate with Facebook rather than scrutinize its activity.

NYT says Chuck Schumer directly interceded on Facebook's behalf to get Mark Warner to soften his critiques of the company.

Oh — and Schumer's campaign received more $ from Facebook in 2016 than anyone else in Congress. And his daughter works there. 
 Screenshot from NYT article: "Back off, he told Mr. Warner, according to a Facebook employee briefed on Mr. Schumer’s intervention. Mr. Warner should be looking for ways to work with Facebook, Mr. Schumer advised, not harm it. Facebook lobbyists were kept abreast of Mr. Schumer’s efforts to protect the company, according to the employee."