Doc Says He Was Fired for Attacking Trump, Hospital Replies: No You Just Suck

There are some individuals who are so consumed by an all-encompassing hatred for President Donald Trump that they allow their “Trump Derangement Syndrome” to have a negative impact on other aspects of their lives. . .

Case in point would be a doctor in Tennessee who was recently let go from Vanderbilt University Medical Center about halfway through his residency, a development he seems to blame on Trump, or rather his outspoken opposition to the president. . .

Gu had become somewhat internet-famous for his sharp criticism of Trump on social media, and he proudly listed himself as one of the Twitter trolls blocked by Trump who sued and won the legal challenge that asserted that being blocked by the president on Twitter constituted a violation of the First Amendment right to free speech. . .

But Vanderbilt University had quite a different story to tell when asked why Gu would not be completing his residency with them, and it had nothing to do with Trump and everything to do with his attitude and performance.

“Dr. Gu’s repeated assertions that he was disciplined, or that his residency program contract was not renewed, because of his political or social views are simply untrue,” VUMC spokesman John Howser explained in a statement emailed to The Hill. (Read more from “Doc Says He Was Fired for Attacking Trump, Hospital Replies: No You Just Suck” HERE)

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Under Trump, Food Stamp Use Dropped to Lowest in 8 Years

For the first time in nearly a decade, the number of households on food stamps dropped to below 20 million.

Apparently the winning continues under President Trump as the latest data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture indicated that the number of households on food stamps in February 2018 dropped to 19,992,124. . .

This figure represent the first time the numbers have dropped below the 20 million mark since September 2010, when 19,979,385 households were enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Breitbart reported. . .

The low level is not only a record in number of households but the number of people enrolled in food stamps has also declined. Overall food stamp enrollment decreased from 40,640,170 to 40,032,131 just from January to February 2018. . .

A record one in five American households were on food stamps in 2013, according to USDA data, which revealed that the numbers had increased to that 20 percent level under former President Obama. The cost of the SNAP program was also at an all-time high.

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NOT WHAT YOU THOUGHT: Appellate Court Says Masterpiece Decision Requires Christians to “Bake that Cake”!

I take no pride in saying “See, I told you so,” except as it jolts us all out of our slumber of inaction in protecting the most important tenets of the First Amendment. Just three days after the court narrowly ruled in favor of the Colorado baker who declined to bake a cake for a gay union ceremony, an Arizona appeals court ruled, as we predicted, that based on the Masterpiece decision, any law coercing an individual to serve gay ceremonies is kosher so long as it’s applied neutrally.

Bizarrely, last week, rather than taking the Masterpiece ruling as a wake-up call to immediately fight for religious liberty through state and federal religious protection and private property protection laws, a number of conservatives heralded the decision as a victory for the cause of freedom. They failed to notice that Kennedy used the word “neutral” over a dozen times in indicating that a neutral coercion law against conscience and property is not only constitutional but needed to uphold the real inalienable rights of “dignity” through forcible use of someone else’s private property.

Last week, I warned that this opinion would green-light blue states, lower federal courts, and state courts to infringe on property and conscience rights in 99 percent of the other cases that didn’t involve the anomalies of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission. On Thursday, the Arizona Court of Appeals confirmed our worst fears. The court cited Masterpiece nine times in asserting that while a “baker interposing a sincere religious objection to providing a wedding cake for a gay couple was entitled to a neutral and respectful consideration of his claim,” he cannot “impose a serious stigma on gay persons.”

Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski, who own a boutique shop selling artwork for home décor and weddings in Phoenix, are being forced to serve homosexual ceremonies under a Phoenix municipality ordinance limiting conscience rights when they come into conflict with the sexual identity agenda. They wanted to post a sign outside their Brush & Nib Studio stating that they won’t create any artwork that violates their beliefs, which includes “artwork that demeans others, endorses racism, incites violence, contradicts our Christian faith, or promotes any marriage except marriage between one man and one woman.”

What was the response of the appeals court? Remember when I pointed out how Kennedy used the word “neutral” over a dozen times? The court used his dicta to coerce these Christian artists to serve homosexual ceremonies and deny them the most basic free speech of posting a respectful sign outside their shop. They drew upon the following quote from the Masterpiece decision:

It is a general rule that such objections do not allow business owners and other actors in the economy and in society to deny protected persons equal access to goods and services under a neutral and generally applicable public accommodations law.

So, Nazis can march raucously through a Jewish neighborhood shouting hateful slogans, but Christians can’t post a respectful sign outside their own shop stating up front the type of services they do and do not offer.

Why?

Anything or anybody in the sexual identity alphabet soup is now a protected class with rights to other people’s property. According to the court, the First Amendment does not exist because it’s a case of “refusal of service to the LGBTQ community and not a First Amendment challenge to a specific message requested by a specific customer.”

We have now reached a point in time when an inane political acronym is now codified into law to the point that it supplants our founding principle of free speech. Why can’t we now create a “CPJ” acronym of protected classes for Catholics, Protestants, and Jews?

This opinion from Judge Lawrence Winthrop should send chills down the spines of not only religiously oriented people but anyone who believes in free speech and private property. After Obergefell and Masterpiece, we will see a torrent of anti-speech cases emanating from state and lower federal courts unless we the people act to counter the lawless, usurping courts.

Last week, I noted that religious liberty was dangling by a thread. That thread is being sawed away as we speak. If conservatives and secular defenders of free speech and property rights are content to stand idly and do nothing to promote legislative solutions and judicial reform, nothing less than the purpose of the American Revolution will be lost. Let us not forget the warnings of Madison during the first few years of the republic:

Government is instituted to protect property of every sort; as well that which lies in the various rights of individuals, as that which the term particularly expresses. This being the end of government, that alone is a just government, which impartially secures to every man, whatever is his own. […]

More sparingly should this praise be allowed to a government, where a man’s religious rights are violated by penalties, or fettered by tests, or taxed by a hierarchy. Conscience is the most sacred of all property; other property depending in part on positive law, the exercise of that, being a natural and unalienable right. To guard a man’s house as his castle, to pay public and enforce private debts with the most exact faith, can give no title to invade a man’s conscience which is more sacred than his castle, or to withhold from it that debt of protection, for which the public faith is pledged, by the very nature and original conditions of the social pact.

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Outrage After England’s Prince George, Age 4, Plays With One Specific Item

On Sunday, England’s Princess Kate, accompanied by her four-year-old son George and her three-year-old daughter Charlotte, was photographed with her children playing in the sun at the Beaufort Polo Club in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, while the children’s father, Prince William, was playing in the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy. That would seem innocent enough, but photographs of young Prince George elicited outrage for one reason: he was playing with a toy gun.

Other photographs showed young George playing with a knife and handcuffs; all part of his fascination with police. Last November, George’s father William got a request list from George for Christmas that had only one item listed: a toy police car. (Read more from “Outrage After England’s Prince George, Age 4, Plays With One Specific Item” HERE)

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Parents Rally When Teacher Who Was Forced to Resign Over Transgender Policy Decides to Fight Back

By Bizpac Review. An Indiana high school teacher is accusing school administrators of putting a “financial gun” to his head over their transgender policy.

John Kluge was ordered to comply with the school district’s policy on transgender students or give up his job as a faculty member of Brownsburg High School , according to WTHR. . .

The issue has divided the community as was seen in an emotional school board meeting on Monday where it was announced that Kluge’s resignation had been approved, FOX 59 reported. Angry parents voiced their concerns and berated the school board for a policy some said they did not even know existed.

“I’m sorry I know I sound like I’m ticked off because I am I’m fed up with this stuff from you guys. You are our elected officials. You work for us and the administration works for you so that makes you all responsible,” parent Jeff Gracie said. (Read more from “Parents Rally When Teacher Who Was Forced to Resign Over Transgender Policy Decides to Fight Back” HERE)

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Brownsburg Teacher Claims Religious Convictions Cost Him His Job

By WTHR. . .Rhonda Echard’s daughter just graduated from Brownsburg High School. Although she respects the teacher’s religious beliefs, she said “If you are teaching in a public school situation, then maybe your personal beliefs should not be at the forefront.”

“I see where he is coming from, but I think that is getting in the way of his job and what he signed up to do,” said Samantha McKinney, an 8th grader. She said she has transgender friends.

The controversy caught the attention of the Trevor Project, a national organization working to prevent suicide among LGBTQ young people.

“Youth are at high risk when they don’t feel respected, when they are feeling all these types of stigma and discrimination,” said Sam Brinton, who directs the Trevor Project’s advocacy programs.

Brownsburg schools would not discuss Kluge’s allegations. (Read more from “Brownsburg Teacher Claims Religious Convictions Cost Him His Job” HERE)

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Marco Rubio Stands up for Chick-Fil-A After Twitter CEO Apologizes for Eating There

In a series of tweets Monday, Sen. Marco Rubio stood up for Chick-fil-A after the CEO of Twitter was made to apologize for patronizing the fast food chain during gay Pride Month.

The Florida Republican questioned the prudence of boycotting a company for holding a mainstream Christian view on marriage.

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U.S. Gives Pro-LGBT Researcher $1 Million to Study, Encourage Transgenderism in Kids

The U.S. federal government has awarded a pro-transgender activist $1 million to study transgenderism in kids in a study critics say is already fundamentally biased. . .

“In 2013, [Olsen] organized and began leading a 20-year longitudinal research study of early childhood gender development,” the NSF announced in April. “The study currently follows more than 1,000 children aged 3-12 from 45 U.S. states. The project will enable researchers to track social and behavioral influences on health, and evaluate the importance of childhood identity and the support children receive to lifelong health and well-being.”

The taxpayer money will support Olsen running the TransYouth Project (TYP), a “large-scale, national longitudinal study of more than 300 socially-transitioned transgender children that started in 2013. These children were recruited when they were 3-12 years of age and we are hoping to follow them for 20 years.”

“The first red flag concerning TYP is the orientation of the lead researcher, Olson, who is firmly on the side of affirming the child’s mistaken gender identity,” Jane Robbins and Erin Tuttle wrote at The Federalist.

And, “through TYP, Olson is focusing only on a particular type of child with a particular type of family,” they explained. “Participant children had to impersonate the opposite sex in all facets of their everyday life, and their parents had to agree and play along with the impersonation. Participants were recruited from transgender clinics, conferences, and support groups, further ensuring that only families that already accept the concepts Olson and her colleagues embrace would be studied.” (Read more from “U.S. Gives Pro-LGBT Researcher $1 Million to Study, Encourage Transgenderism in Kids” HERE)

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Bill Clinton Unintentionally Bashes Hillary, Gives Perfect Explanation to How Trump Won 2016 Election

. . .[A] growing majority of Americans have grown tired of the constant excuses and have come to realize that Clinton really has nobody to blame but herself and the actions, or rather inaction, of her own campaign, which bought into the media narrative that they had the election in the bag from the start.

That rather significant oversight and miscalculation of the 2016 electorate was something that former President Bill Clinton may have unintentionally alluded to during a recent interview, according to the Washington Examiner.

In speaking about his awareness in the 1990s of the threat posed by late Al Qaeda terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden, Clinton remarked that it was unwise to underestimate or lack respect for one’s enemies, a shot that easily could have aimed at his wife in the wake of her shocking loss to Trump.

“One of the things that gets you into bad decision-making is dehumanizing and underestimating your adversaries,” Bill Clinton said during an event Thursday to promote the release of his new book with author James Patterson. . .

Furthermore, the Hillary campaign did in fact work to “dehumanize” Trump and his supporters on countless occasions, but most especially with Clinton’s ill-advised “deplorables” comment, which was embraced by Trump supporters and subsequently used against Clinton. (Read more from “Bill Clinton Unintentionally Bashes Hillary, Gives Perfect Explanation to How Trump Won 2016 Election” HERE)

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Crossfit Exec Fired for Claiming LGBTQ ‘Pride Is a Sin’ Speaks out — and He’s Holding Nothing Back

Russell Berger, CrossFit’s de-facto spokesman, was fired last week after he praised the decision of a CrossFit gym in Indianapolis that chose not to host a workout for the city’s pride week.

“As someone who personally believes celebrating ‘pride’ is a sin, I’d like to personally encourage #CrossFitInfiltrate for standing by their convictions and refusing to host an @indypride workout,” read a now-deleted tweet that led to Berger’s termination. . .

During an interview with Apologia Radio, Berger did not backdown from his personal views, but expressed dismay with his decision to voice them in a public way that put his company — and its employees — in a compromising position. . .

“I put my company in a position that I wish I hadn’t. I put them in a position where they felt they had to weigh in on something that they otherwise wouldn’t have and I regret that. I think it distracts them from their mission and takes away time and energy and resources from making people fitter and healthier which is what they should be doing. I regret that,” he explained. . .

“The misrepresentation is that that makes me a homophobic bigot who hates gay people and doesn’t want them involved in the CrossFit world. That’s so far from the truth. I love the people in the LGBTQ community and I want them to know Christ. That means being honest about the fact that we are all sinners and we need to not revel in our sin but turn from it, and trust in Him,” he said. (Read more from “Crossfit Exec Fired for Claiming LGBTQ ‘Pride Is a Sin’ Speaks out — and He’s Holding Nothing Back” HERE)

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Lawmakers Demand Planned Parenthood Be Investigated for Covering-Up Child Sex-Abuse

Members of Congress gathered outside the U.S. Capitol today to call attention to an important investigative report and video series exposing Planned Parenthood’s repeated failure to notify law enforcement of suspected human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of women and girls.

Planned Parenthood has a decades-long history of covering up crimes against minors which has gone largely ignored. Live Action has released its report and video series seeking to blow the lid off Planned Parenthood’s unchecked, ongoing criminal behavior victimizing young girls who are already victims of sexual assaults.

“Abuse cover-up is systemic to the abortion industry,” said Lila Rose, founder of Live Action which produced the investigative report and video series.

“What these abusers do––what sexual traffickers do––to their victims is take them or threaten to send them by force to an abortion facility, which can become a key place for that abuse to be covered up,” said Rose. “And Planned Parenthood, instead of reporting the abuse as they’re mandated to do in virtually all fifty states by law––instead of reporting abuse, instead of being that person who can encounter a girl in a situation of extreme distress and be that moment of intervention for her––does a secret abortion, has a ‘don’t ask, don’t tell policy,’ and sends this vulnerable young girl back into the arms of sex abusers.” . . .

Sometimes these young teenage girls plead with Planned Parenthood staff to them help them escape their abusers, but their pleas go unheeded. (Read more from “Lawmakers Demand Planned Parenthood Be Investigated for Covering-Up Child Sex-Abuse” HERE)

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