THE BLACK KETTLE

Proverbs 21:30

Turning American Law Upside Down for the Transgendered

By David French

Our nation’s centuries-old commitment to free speech and religious liberty was already under threat. But it took men wanting to use women’s bathrooms and vice versa for the Left to truly show its hand, plainly and unequivocally declaring that American legal traditions should be set ablaze.

Yesterday, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights published a “Statement Condemning Recent State Laws and Pending Proposals Targeting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community” — a statement motivated by new Mississippi laws protecting religious freedom and by North Carolina’s much-discussed “bathroom law.” The Commission claims that any law requiring men and women to use bathrooms that correspond to their biological sex “jeopardizes not only the dignity, but also the actual physical safety, of transgender people whose appearances may not match societal expectations of the sex specified on their identification documents.”

While this is standard leftist rhetoric — notice it omits any concern for women and girls who will be exposed to male nudity and could be rendered more vulnerable to sexual predators — what follows is perhaps the clearest and most unequivocal statement of radical progressive legal philosophy I’ve ever read. It articulates three principles that, taken together, would render religious liberty permanently subordinate to the interests and demands of LGBT activists:

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Lindzen: What Do Scientists Say About Climate Change?

Aaron Bandler

MIT atmospheric physicist Richard Lindzen cuts through all noise from politicians, media hacks and leftist activists to present the true facts of climate change in Prager University’s latest video.

Lindzen explains that there are three categories for people in the climate change debate: scientists associated with the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, scientists who are climate skeptics, and those who are politicians, journalists and environmentalist activists.

In the first group, scientists believe that the emission of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels will result in the planet heating toward dangerously high levels. The second group features scientists such as Lindzen, who understand that there are numerous factors involved with the planet’s climate–including the sun, clouds and Earth’s gravitational orbit–and there is no evidence to substantiate the first group’s claim that carbon dioxide is the key factor that influences the climate. However, Lindzen points out that the two groups agree on more than meets the eye:

The climate constantly changes.
Some degree of warming will occur with the emission of carbon dioxide, but without it there would be no life on Earth.
Carbon dioxide levels have risen since the 19th century.
The average global temperature has risen by one degree celsius between 1800 and 2000, but man’s carbon emissions have played a role since the 1960’s.
A “confident prediction” about the average global temperature cannot be made.
Fossil fuel use will not result in armaggeddon.

The problem is that the third group of politicians, media hacks and environmentalist activists have incited an atmosphere of doom and panic among the public over climate change.

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Turkish Justice: ISIS Walks Free; Peace Activists Jailed

Belonging to ISIS or trafficking in slavery evidently do not constitute serious crimes in Turkey. But signing petitions calling for peace and non-violence, or requesting political equality for Kurds, are unspeakable offenses.

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How One Palestinian Family Creates its Own International Anti-Israel Headlines

By Michael Zeff

The Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh and its inhabitants have risen to prominence again recently thanks to the viral video of a teenage girl biting an IDF soldier who was trying to arrest her brother for throwing rocks.

The stars of the video are siblings Ahed and Mohammed Tamimi. Ahed, the 14-year-old girl, was first made famous in 2012 after a video of her, allegedly standing up and shouting at IDF soldiers all alone, went viral for the first time.

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Ireland to review requirement that all students who take Arabic secondary school exam must study “Holy Koran”

By Robert Spencer

How did this requirement get put in place at all? Probably it was done by Islamic supremacists who were counting on the ignorance and complacency of Irish authorities, and were quite correct in assuming that no one would notice or care. The “Leaving Cert,” or Leaving Certificate Examinations, are the final exams in Ireland’s secondary school system.

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TERRORISM — Not a “BUS FIRE”

Tell CNN that its headline — labeling a major terrorist attack in Jerusalem as a “bus fire” — was unacceptable.

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Robert Spencer: How islam killed free speech in 30 years

This is a presentation by Robert Spencer given to an invite-only group in Montreal on April 14 2016. He spoke mainly on how Islam and Islamic organizations plan to, and systematically do attack, freedom of speech world wide.

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