Team of 8-Year-Olds Kneels for National Anthem

Every player on the Cahokia Quarterback Club football team (8 and under) took a knee during the national anthem ahead of Sunday’s game at Little Devil’s Field in Belleville.

“One of the kids asked me if I saw (people) protesting and rioting in St. Louis. I said yes; I said, ‘Do you know why they are doing it?’” said Coach Orlando Gooden.

Coach Gooden said his player responded, “Because black people are getting killed and nobody’s going to jail.”

Gooden, who played football at Mizzou, said the kids knew about the Jason Stockley decision.

“I felt like it was a good teaching moment for me to circle the team and have a meeting,” he said. (Read more from “Team of 8-Year-Olds Kneels for National Anthem” HERE)

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‘Angel Mom’ Blasts CA Sanctuary State ‘Insanity’

Lawmakers in California on Saturday passed “sanctuary state” legislation to limit police cooperation with federal immigration authorities and give illegal immigrations additional protections from federal law enforcement.

Sabine Durden, a legal immigrant and “Angel Mom,” blasted the approved bill on Fox & Friends Monday morning.

“It’s an insult. It’s insanity on steroids to claim that this is protecting the immigrant community,” Durden said.

“They don’t protect anybody but their votes and their cheap labor, and they’re placing every American and every legal immigrant like me in danger because everybody’s gonna flood to California like they flooded to other sanctuary cities.”

“At what point will politicians, and mayors, and governors finally stand up for those who belong here, and take care of us?”

Durden is not an activist by choice. Durden’s son, Dominic, was killed five years ago in a fatal motorcycle crash involving an illegal immigrant. On July 12, 2012, Dominic, 30, was traveling to work when Juan Zacarias Lopez Tzun took a wrong turn driving an unlicensed pickup truck. Dominic was killed instantly in the crash. Tzun was an illegal immigrant from Guatemala with a record of drunk driving convictions.

Durden told the hosts of Fox & Friends that she wouldn’t be talking to them right now if the United States had enforced its immigration laws.

“My son would still be alive, so many others would still be alive if our politicians and elected officials would finally stand up for us,” an emotional Durden said. “I don’t understand it, I still don’t get it, why they fight so hard for illegals who don’t have a right to be here.”

Asked to comment on President Trump’s handling of the illegal immigration issue, Durden said, “I will stand with my president,” but “there are things I wish we would be further on.”

“I would love to extend an invitation to my president to meet with me, meet me for ten minutes, and let me refresh what we talked about on July 10, 2015, and help him understand how important it is to not allow amnesty for anybody here,” Durden said.

“We have Americans in need. We have people that need our government. I’m at loss how slow things are moving, how slow Congress and [the] Senate are moving.” (For more from the author of “‘Angel Mom’ Blasts CA Sanctuary State ‘Insanity'” please click HERE)

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Pro-Trump TV Pundit Alleges Rape in New Filing Against Fox News

Scottie Nell Hughes, a pro-Trump TV pundit, has filed a jaw dropping lawsuit against Fox News.

The lawsuit pointedly names 21st Century Fox, Fox News, Executive VP Diane Brandi, Spokeswoman Irena Briganti, and Fox Business anchor Charles Payne. The suit was filed on Monday and includes a variety of allegations that range from rape and sexual harassment to “retaliation inflicted by Fox News executives in order to protect male, on-air talent.”

Hughes’s Manhattan-based attorney, Douglas Wigdor, claims that after she “confidentially” told Fox News about the sexual harassment and rape, network execs “ruthlessly” leaked her name to the National Enquirer along with a “self-serving statement” by Payne apologizing for having an “affair” that transpired between 2013 and 2015.

Hughes’s lawsuit states that Payne raped her. (Read more from “Pro-Trump TV Pundit Alleges Rape in New Filing Against Fox News” HERE)

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Big Ruling on Farmer Banned From Selling Food Due to Faith

A federal judge has ordered a Michigan city to allow a nearby farmer to participate in its farmers market after concluding officials there likely illegally discriminated against him because of his faith.

The case centers on the issue of same-sex “marriage,” and it isn’t the first time since the U.S. Supreme Court created that status several years ago that courts have ruled the rights of homosexuals supersede the right to exercise religion.

Previous cases were decided in favor of a T-shirt maker in Kentucky and bakers in Mississippi.

The issue remains before the high court in the case of a Colorado baker, Jack Phillips, who was ordered by an enraged state Civil Rights Commission to provide same-sex “wedding” cakes and to undergo a state-mandated indoctrination program.

The latest decision favored farmer Steve Tennes of Country Mill Farms in his case against East Lansing Michigan. (Read more from “Big Ruling on Farmer Banned From Selling Food Due to Faith” HERE)

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Chelsea Clinton Caught Spreading False Story About Gay Patients Being Denied Treatment

Chelsea Clinton falsely tweeted Friday that the Michigan House of Representatives had voted to allow emergency medical providers choice in treating patients, specifically giving EMTs the option to deny treatment to gay patients.

“Absolutely appalling,” the former First Daughter tweeted, “Michigan House Passed Bill Allowing EMTs To Refuse Treatment To Gay People.”

The story Clinton cited was from a website for the LGBT New Now Next Awards, and was posted in 2014. When followers pointed out the story was old, Clinton deleted her tweet.

Not only was the story old, but the actual premise was deeply flawed. What the Michigan House actually passed was a garden variety Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which would have exempted religious individuals from laws that infringed on their religious beliefs.

Like most state RFRAs, the Michigan bill contained a clause that allows the state to infringe on religious beliefs when there’s a “compelling government interest.” The preservation of human life is widely considered to qualify, according to legal experts. (Read more from “Chelsea Clinton Caught Spreading False Story About Gay Patients Being Denied Treatment” HERE)

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School Board Bans Pre-Game Prayer but Players Find a Way

A West Virginia high school football program that received national attention last year after its county was one of many devastated by historic flooding is once again in the national spotlight.

As WSAZ-TV reported, last football season one person complained about Clay County High School’s longstanding tradition of having the Lord’s Prayer be read aloud before football games.

This complaint resulted in Clay County school leaders banning the act altogether and instead implementing a new rule that would allow for a moment of silence during which players and fans would be allowed to use the time as they please.

The players from both Clay County and opposing Braxton County made sure to use that time to exercise their God-given right.

Before the game began, players, coaches and cheerleaders from both teams met at midfield to recite the prayer — not as rivals or adversaries, but as one.

People in the stands joined in as well.

The prayer has become closely associated with football, as it is often a staple of pregame rituals for many football teams from youth leagues to the pros.

“This is a situation that is unfortunately out of our hands,” said Clay County Schools Superintendent Joe Paxton. “The U.S. Supreme Court is the supreme law of the land.”

Paxton was referencing the district’s decision to ban the prayer because of the 1962 Supreme Court decision that barred prayer at school.

In an act of defiance, many fans arrived to the stadium wearing shirts that read, “I’m gonna pray anyway.”

Clay County High School Principal Crystal Gibson insisted that she, like many others in the stands, would be praying during the moment of silence.

“During that moment of silence, if anyone wishes to pray, by all means I wish that they would,” Gibson said. “That’s their right to do so and I’ll be doing so at that same time.” (For more from the author of “School Board Bans Pre-Game Prayer but Players Find a Way” please click HERE)

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This Teen Saved Dozens of People During Hurricane Harvey

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation, there have been many acts of heroism. One might stand out above the rest: this 13-year-old rescued 13 people using only an air mattress.

The teenager, Virgil Smith, was staying with his mom in an apartment on the second floor of the Dickinson apartment complex in Houston. He received a cry for help from one of his friends who was unable to swim. Smith sprang to action, plunging through the murky floodwaters to his apartment and retrieving an air mattress that his family provides for guests, just to save his friend.

“I put him, his two sisters, one baby and his brother, and I had my other friend by the hand right here, and I set his momma and his step-dad on the air mattress,” Smith told ABC 13.

Smith and two other people pushed the air mattress to the second floor apartment, where the family could take shelter. Smith then dove right back into the water with his mattress, saving an older woman who was confined to a wheelchair and at least five others.

His mother, Lisa Wallace, told ABC 13 that she had faith that her son was going to be just fine as he swam to save other residents in the complex. (Read more from “This Teen Saved Dozens of People During Hurricane Harvey” HERE)

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Planned Parenthood Teams up With Satanists

Missouri has reportedly doubled its abortion capacity this year “thanks to the Satanic Temple and Planned Parenthood,” who have worked in tandem to fight the state’s restrictions on abortion.

With some of the most clearly defined regulations on abortion in the nation, Missouri had managed to lower the number of abortion facilities to a single clinic, but a second Missouri clinic opened its doors recently and two others plan on following soon.

Planned Parenthood has battled against state regulations requiring abortion clinics to meet the same surgical center standards as full hospitals and for their doctors to have hospital privileges, and in April a federal court sided with the abortion giant.

U.S. District Judge Howard Sachs granted a preliminary injunction invalidating requirements for the state’s abortion clinics to meet standards for surgical centers and for their doctors to have hospital privileges, citing a U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down similar restrictions in Texas, which deemed those laws unnecessary and unconstitutional. (Read more from “Planned Parenthood Teams up With Satanists” HERE)

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Action Taken on Teacher Who Booted Kids for Trump Slogan

A high-school math teacher in Woodstock, Georgia, has been removed from her classroom after she ordered two of her students to cover the “Make America Great Again” slogan of President Trump and compared it to a swastika.

As WND reported, Lyn Orletsky was a math teacher at River Ridge High School on Aug. 31 when she told her students: “Just like you cannot wear a swastika in school, you cannot wear [Make America Great Again] like that.”

She asked them to flip their shirts inside out or leave.

The Cherokee County School District apologized and said the teenagers were not in trouble.

“Her actions were wrong, as the ‘Make America Great Again’ shirts worn by the students are not a violation of our school district dress code,” Cherokee County Schools spokeswoman Barbara Jacoby said at the time. (Read more from “Action Taken on Teacher Who Booted Kids for Trump Slogan” HERE)

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TSA Agent Touches Passengers Crotch 8 Times

. . .For those curious about what the “enhanced” pat-down involves, I had a first-hand experience (no pun intended) Sunday evening September 10 in the Kansas City airport. (This is going exactly where you think it’s going, so feel free to stop reading right now.)

After going through a metal detector in the TSA-Pre security line, I was randomly selected to see if a machine would detect explosives on my hands. My palms were swabbed and the machine detected explosives, even though I had not recently handled a gun, flammable liquids, or any sort of explosives. Another airline passenger told me the same machine had detected explosives on the hands of another passenger who had gone through the line minutes before I did . . .

For what it’s worth, this isn’t the story of an agent who didn’t know how to do a pat-down. The agent described exactly what he was going to do before he did it and seemed to be simply carrying out the government’s policy. I’m sure he’d like a job that involves less groping.

I’m not a crazy ACLU-type. I’ve had no problem with body-scanners or previous TSA pat-downs. In 2009, a terrorist famously smuggled a bomb in his underwear aboard a U.S. flight. But an agent of the state should probably only touch a citizen’s genitals seven or eight times if the agent has reasonable suspicion, and not because a machine is malfunctioning or calibrated, intentionally or unintentionally, to detect explosives on everyone who is tested. (Read more from “TSA Agent Touches Passengers Crotch 8 Times” HERE)

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