Christian Bakery Ordered To Pay $135,000 To Lesbian Couple

Posted by Jim Hoft on Friday, April 24, 2015, 10:27 PM

Guest post by Michael Strickland

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The trials and tribulations for Sweet Cakes By Melissa continue. You may recall that this is the Oregon bakery that refused to bake a cake for a lesbian couple’s wedding. Since then, they’ve been on the receiving end of protests, hit piece articles, and a lawsuit.

The Klein family

The Klein family

The Oregonian reports:

The lesbian couple turned away by a Gresham bakery that refused to make them a wedding cake for religious reasons should receive $135,000 in damages for their emotional suffering, a state hearings officer says.

Rachel Bowman-Cryer should collect $75,000 and her wife, Laurel Bowman-Cryer, $60,000 from the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, an administrative law judge for the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries said in a proposed order released Friday, April 24.

“This is a proposed order and we view this matter as continuing to be active litigation,” Paul Thompson, a lawyer for the Bowman-Cryers, said.

Anna Harmon, one of three attorneys representing Aaron and Melissa Klein, said, “It’s a shocking result and it shows the state’s relentless campaign to punish Oregonians who live and work according to their faith.”

“The important thing to realize is this,” she added, “This is real money that Aaron and Melissa are going to have to pay that otherwise would be used to pay their mortgage and feed their kids.”

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the Klein family at http://www.gofundme.com/su4cxqe6 .

You can reach “Administrative Law Judge” Alan McCullough at (541) 686-7510.

 

 

Students SPIT ON Wounded Vets & Pi$$ ON FLAG at FL Retreat (VIDEO)

Posted by Jim Hoft on Friday, April 24, 2015, 6:46 PM

Outrageous…
College students spat on and harassed wounded veterans at their annual retreat in Panama City, Florida this week.
The students from Zeta Beta Tau fraternity also urinated on the American flag.

Is this what they’re teaching kids on college campuses today?
To spit on wounded veterans?

WJHG reported:

Twice a year Panama City Beach welcomes our wounded heroes into the community for the Warrior Beach Retreat, but an event aimed at honoring our nation’s veterans took a different turn at their hotel.

A group of college students didn’t show these veterans the respect they deserve.

“This retreat has just been an eye opener. It’s been more amazing than I ever thought it would be,” said Gina Harden, the wife of a wounded veteran.

Our community has always gone above and beyond to give them a heroes welcome. However, during this Warrior Beach Retreat it was a different story when it comes to some of our visitors.

Some veterans say they now know how Vietnam Veterans felt when they came home. They say they were subjected to similar harassment by a group of college students.

“They actually spit on me and my service dog as well, and that’s just so disrespectful and it hurts. I come and I feel honored and I feel safe and that I belong, but now I feel like I’m defending myself,” said wounded veteran Nicholas Connole.

Veterans say they were shocked at the level of disrespect these college students had. They told me that they threw beer on them from their balconies and even spit on them.

Linda Cope, founder of the Warrior Beach Retreat, says she’s never seen such disgusting behavior.

“They’re a total disgrace for our military,” she siad. “They were urinating on the American flag they were throwing things off of the balconies.”

These injured soldiers were staying at the Lake Town Wharf Resort at the same time students in the fraternity Zeta Beta Tau from the University of Florida and Emory University were in town for their spring formal.

The Zeta Beta Tau fraternity released a statement tonight on Facebook. The fraternity intends to turn the abusive incident into a “teachable moment.”

 

NY Gov. Cuomo Says He Likes Cuba’s Approach to Press

Posted by Jim Hoft on Friday, April 24, 2015, 5:50 PM

In Cuba there is no press freedom.
The Communist country ranks #167 out of 179 countries in the annual rank of press freedom by Reporters Without Borders.

There is no press freedom in Communist Cuba.

Despite this, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told reporters this week that he likes Cuba’s approach to the press.
Cuomo is a Democrat.

During his trip to Cuba Cuomo also circulated a photo of his father with Communist dictator Fidel Castro.
Via American Thinker:
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HUNDREDS OF PATRIOTS Turn Out to Support US Flag at Valdosta State (VIDEO)

Posted by Jim Hoft on Friday, April 24, 2015, 2:14 PM

A former Staff Sergeant at the San Antonio Air Force training camp was arrested last week after she tried to rescue a flag being trampled on by minority students at Valdosta State University.
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Michelle Manhart, a former Playboy model, was knocked down and tackled by police for attempting to rescue the flag from the leftist students at Valdosta State University. (Daily Mail)

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Today hundreds of patriots turned out to support the American Flag at Valdosta State University.

This was the biggest rally yet but Valdosta students have been marching in support of the flag all week long.

 

White House Dodges on Whether Hillary Clinton Violated Secretary of State Contract (VIDEO)

Posted by Jim Hoft on Friday, April 24, 2015, 1:57 PM

The Obama White House Dodges On Whether Clinton Violated The Memorandum of Understanding For The Second Straight Day
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Jon Karl: We now know that there were some $2 million that came from Uranium One to the Clinton Foundation that were not disclosed at the time. Can you acknowledge that at least that did not live up to the standards that were expected based on the Memorandum of Understanding between Hillary Clinton and the president?

Josh Earnest: As far as the Memorandum of Understanding I refer you to the State Department or Secretary Clinton’s team who I’m sure would be happy to talk to you about this.

Jon Karl: But… the fact that you had $2 million, such a large amount coming in that was not disclosed. That does not concern the White House?

Josh Earnest: I think what is clear and what was reported by The New York Times today is that there is no proof that the donations had any impact on this particular policy decision.

The Clintons helped Putin take ownership of one-fifth of US uranium production and the White House is not the least bit concerned?
Unbelievable!

 

FOX News Host: “Clinton Scandal Machine Is Cranking Into Overdrive” (VIDEO)

Posted by Jim Hoft on Friday, April 24, 2015, 1:26 PM

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Wow!… Best line of the week…
FOX News host Jenna Lee nails it.

“A Clinton is running for president again, and the scandal machine is cranking into overdrive already. It is certainly nothing new trailing the Clintons from their days in Arkansas.”

That sums it up nicely.

 

Breaking: Statue of Liberty Evacuated – Bomb Squad Called In

Posted by Jim Hoft on Friday, April 24, 2015, 12:23 PM

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The Statue of Liberty was evacuated on Friday afternoon. (Wikimedia)

The Statue of Liberty was evacuated Friday after reports of a suspicious package. The NYPD bomb squad was called in.
NBC New York reported:

The Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island were both been evacuated Friday afternoon after parks police received a report of a suspicious package, law enforcement sources tell NBC 4 New York.

Tourists were ferried off of the island after parks police patrolling with dogs near a visitors’ locker area picked up the scent of a suspicious package shortly before 1 p.m, sources say.

The NYPD’s bomb squad was called to the scene, along with EMS workers. A security sweep of the island is also being conducted.

 

Obama Breaks Promise to Victims of Armenian Genocide – But Helps Turkey Build Mosque in US

Posted by Jim Hoft on Friday, April 24, 2015, 10:45 AM

Today, April 24, marks the 100 year anniversary of the genocide of Armenian and other Christian minorities by Turkey’s Islamic Ottoman Empire.

More than one million Armenians perished as the result of execution, starvation, disease, the harsh environment, and physical abuse.
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A still frame from the 1919 documentary film Auction of Souls, which portrayed eye witnessed events from the Armenian Genocide of Christians, including crucified Christian girls. (Raymond Ibrahim)

Obama broke a campaign promise to the victims of genocide this week. In 2008 candidate Barack Obama promised:

The Armenian Genocide is not an allegation, a personal opinion, or a point of view, but rather a widely documented fact supported by an overwhelming body of historical evidence. The facts are undeniable…. [A]s President I will recognize the Armenian Genocide…. America deserves a leader who speaks truthfully about the Armenian Genocide and responds forcefully to all genocides. I intend to be that president.”

But it was another lie.
Since taking office, Obama has refused to stand by his word.

But he did agree to help Turkey open a mosque in the US this week.
Hurriyet Daily News reported, via Religion of Peace:
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A Turkish Muslim teases starving Armenian Christians. (Religion of Peace)
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Here Are the TOP SEVEN RINO MOMENTS of the Week

Posted by Jim Hoft on Friday, April 24, 2015, 10:27 AM

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Top 7 Rino Moments of the Week

The Conservative Review released this list of the Top Seven RINO moments of the Week–

Including this tidbit – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell personally whipped for Loretta Lynch.

This was one of those weeks when those who voted for Republicans last fall are left scratching their heads, wondering if they are reliving the closing paragraph of George Orwell’s Animal Farm.  “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and form pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”  In this case, we would just swap out man and pig for elephant and donkey.

1)    Lobbied and Voted for Obama’s Lawless Attorney General Nominee. 20 Republicans voted for cloture and helped confirm Loretta Lynch, a supporter of Obama’s lawless amnesty, to the top law enforcement position in the country.   As Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) noted, we can now say that Obama has suffered absolutely no reprisal for an act that even King George could not do. What’s worse, Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) personally whipped for Obama on this vote!

2)    Fought for Amnesty. McConnell and company pressured conservatives to drop amendments to a human trafficking bill.  The Vitter and Sessions amendments would have ended birthright citizenship and closed a loophole for illegal alien human traffickers respectively.  Instead, McConnell allowed a politically-motivated vote on a Democrat amendment pushed by the sexual identity cartel on the left, which would have discriminated against social service groups with religious beliefs.  10 Republicans voted for this amendment.

3)    Didn’t Stand Up for Religious Freedom. Senate GOP leadership and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) are refusing to take up resolutions to disapprove of a pair of anti-religious freedom bigotry bills passed by the local D.C. government.  Republicans have the ability to nullify those laws – one, forcing private employers to cover abortion services and the other forcing private schools to host transgendered and homosexual events – with simple majorities in both houses.  They only have until May 4 to do so, but they are willing to consider every liberal priority under the sun before the deadline except for these resolutions.  Issues pertaining to life, family values, and religious liberty are not welcome in the GOP-controlled Senate.

4)    Pulling the Plug on Disapproving of Abortion-Mandate Bill. House Republicans initially marked up the resolution of disapproval to countermand the abortion-mandate bill of the D.C. City Council.  But yesterday, CR got word that leadership has no interest in bringing the bill to the floor.  In fact, they might pressure the committee chairman not to report the resolution to the floor, thereby preventing rank-and-file members from calling it up on the floor as a privileged motion.

5)    Embraced Obamacare. What better way for Republicans to distinguish themselves from Democrats than by agreeing to eliminate the special health care subsidy given to members of Congress by the Obama administration?  Under the law, members of Congress and their staffs cannot get any subsidies to shield themselves from the cost of the exchanges, yet Obama illegally wrote a rule granting them subsidies in contravention to the statute.  When Sen. Vitter, as Chairman of the Small Business Committee, tried to subpoena the D.C. government in an attempt to ascertain which members of Congress helped secure these subsidies, he was rebuffed by his own members on the committee.  Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Mike Enzi (R-WY), and Jim Risch (R-ID) joined with Democrats to oppose the subpoena.  They gave every excuse under the sun, but it’s quite evident why they want to keep their subsidies.

6)    Sketchy Accounting. Remember that $141 billion health care bill that passed Congress a few weeks ago?  The one that will blow a $500 billion hole in the budget of 20 years?  Now that Republican House and Senate negotiators are attempting to reconcile their differences over the annual budget blueprint, they have a minor problem.  How do they tell the public they passed a balanced budget if they just enacted a new program costing $141 billion during the budget window?  Well, Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) have the solution.  They just added in spending offsets in the budget to make it balance – except that they declined to specify the origin of those cuts!  Hey, it’s all accounting anyway.

7)    Championed Obamacare Subsidies Through 2017. Speaking of Obamacare, Sen. Ron Johnson is leading a group of 31 Senators sponsoring a bill that will put the Republican stamp of approval on the odious law.  Instead of embracing the potential Supreme Court killing of the Obamacare subsidies and harnessing it as an opportunity to push back against the price-hiking mandates, Johnson has agreed to allow the subsidies to stay through 2017 – without demanding any concessions on mandates!

 

Mitt Romney on the Clinton Foundation Uranium Payments: “It Looks Like Bribery” (VIDEO)

Posted by Jim Hoft on Friday, April 24, 2015, 9:25 AM

Former Governor Mitt Romney weighed in on the latest Clinton scandal yesterday with radio host Hugh Hewitt.

Romney said he was “stunned” when he read the New York Times report documenting cash flowing from the Russians amid a uranium deal.

Governor Romney told Hugh Hewitt: ” I was stunned… It looks like bribery.”

The Blaze posted a partial transcript:

“You know, I’ve got to tell you, I was stunned by it… I mean, it looks like bribery… I mean, there is every appearance that Hillary Clinton was bribed to grease the sale of, what, 20-percent of America’s uranium production to Russia, and then it was covered up by lying about a meeting at her home with the principals, and by erasing emails.”

 

 
 

 

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