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College Kids Say Christian Baker Should Make Gay Wedding Cake, Change Their Tune When Situation is Altered

Funny how they change their tune a bit when the shoe is on the other foot.

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Last week, the Supreme Court handed down a ruling that a Christian baker in Colorado was not required by law to provide a cake for a gay wedding, citing the right of business owners to deny specific services rendered based upon religious beliefs.

As you can imagine, the ruling caught the eye of the mainstream media and soon got blasted all over the place, renewing the vigorous “dialogue” in our nation over religious liberty and whether or not the government has the power to force people to provide services that may violate their conscience.

The folks over at Campus Reform wanted to know what students thought of the whole affair, so they trotted off to George Washington University to ask them first hand.

Not surprisingly, the vast majority of young people interviewed did not agree with the decision, nor with the actions of the baker, stating he should have made the cake, even if it violated his religious views.

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“If his job is to bake a cake for a wedding, even if he doesn’t agree with it, he should still have to do it,” said one student.

“His ability to exercise his freedom of religion ends when that infringes on another person’s ability to be who they are,” insisted another.

Wanting to explore whether or not these young leftists would consistently apply their principles across the board, Campus Reform flipped the scenarios around a bit and suddenly the answers didn’t come so quickly or easily.

One student who said the Christian baker should provide a cake for a same-sex wedding wasn’t so sure about when it came to the black-baker-cake-for-KKK-rally scenario: “They shouldn’t, but, like, I guess that, like, contradicts what I just said, so yeah.”

The student who said the SCOTUS ruling in favor of the Christian baker was “appalling” replied that she was “not sure” about the new scenario.

Another student said the black baker shouldn’t have to bake a cake for the KKK rally since “the KKK is directly hating [the black baker] as a person, meanwhile gay people aren’t hating the baker for being a baker.”

Another student, in favor of the gay wedding cake getting baked, said, “Once again, we are in America, and if you’re gonna open a shop, you have to be willing to accept all customers that are gonna walk into that shop.”

A student was asked whether or not a Jew should provide a cake for a Palestinian, they replied with, “It gets more complicated, I guess. I’m not sure…I don’t know.”

This is proof positive that the vast majority of young people just parrot what they heard in school and from their parents, not bothering to think through the implications of their worldview because they are told that their position is right and that’s all there is to it.

Life is never, ever that simple.

Every policy has lots of nuances that could negatively impact a group of individuals, thus, these issues need rigorous thought applied to them to really see what the best solution is to the problem. The one that preserves the maximum amount of freedom possible it the right direction to take.

In this case, freedom of religious expression and the liberty to run one’s business according to their own personal convictions are of the utmost importance because they could cause issues for numerous groups of people at some point down the line.

Let’s hope being challenged like this in some capacity helps wake young people up to the reality that the leftist worldview is inconsistent and just plain doesn’t work when applied to reality.

Source: TheBlaze, Campus Reform

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Brooklyn Bridge Shut Down by Anti-Vax First Responders’ Protest

Is the liberal left paying attention yet?

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For many on the left side of the aisle, there appears to be a false yet pervasive stereotype of the anti-vaccine crowd.  They see the un-inoculated as an amalgam of wild, unkempt Americans clutching their guns and gadsden flags, mixed in with a few of the holistic backwoods types who use homemade deodorant as well.

This is because the left can only see the right as inferior to them, and this gross oversimplification of the issue helps them to process the situation at a level of intensity that suits their cognitive capacity.

But they are wrong, and this ugly characterization is one of the most potent reasons for America’s current political divide.

In fact, the anti-vaccine movement is a highly diverse one, embodied by Americans from all walks of life, including a vast number of fist responders and healthcare workers, who are, by definition, some of the folks at the highest risk for coming into contact with COVID-19.

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They, along with others, made their voices heard in New York City on Monday.

New York City municipal employees are marching across the Brooklyn Bridge Monday against the COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

The protest, which is set to end in front of City Hall on the Manhattan side of the bridge, is billed as an anti-mandate protest on behalf of nearly 50,000 NYC employees who have yet to be vaccinated with a deadline just days away.

Traffic is shut down on the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan as of 11:49 a.m., according to police.

The scene was captured by a great many social media users.

How the left is going to spin this is still a mystery, but there is no doubt that they’re going to try.

For many on the left side of the aisle, there appears to be a false yet pervasive stereotype of the anti-vaccine crowd.  They see the un-inoculated as an amalgam of wild, unkempt Americans clutching their guns and gadsden flags, mixed in with a few of the holistic backwoods types who use homemade deodorant as well. This is because the left can only see the right as inferior to them, and this gross oversimplification of the issue helps them to process the situation at a level of intensity that suits their cognitive capacity. But they are wrong, and this ugly characterization is one of the most potent reasons for America’s current political divide. In fact, the anti-vaccine movement is a highly diverse one, embodied by Americans from all walks of life, including a vast number of fist responders and healthcare workers, who are, by definition, some of the folks at the highest risk for coming into contact with COVID-19. They, along with others, made their voices heard in New York City on Monday. New York City municipal employees are marching across the Brooklyn Bridge Monday against the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The protest, which is set to end in front of City Hall on the Manhattan side of the bridge, is billed as an anti-mandate protest on behalf of nearly 50,000 NYC employees who have yet to be vaccinated with a deadline just days away. Traffic is shut down on the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan as of 11:49 a.m., according to police. The scene was captured by a great many social media users. https://twitter.com/gregkellyusa/status/1452679656944058375?s=20 https://twitter.com/RSBNetwork/status/1452693221889376259?s=20 https://twitter.com/JoshuaPotash/status/1452691150310187012?s=20 How the left is going to spin this is still a mystery, but there is no doubt that they’re going to try.

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Facebook Leak Demonstrates Social Network’s Brazen Depravity

More trouble has arrived for the social media leviathan.

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The jig appears to be up over at Facebook, as a number of damaging revelations about the social media giant continue to make headlines.

Most damning, of course, is the fact that Facebook routinely put their profits ahead of user safety, as first noted by a prominent whistleblower during her testimony in front of Congress.

Now, with a massive trove of leaked documents to bolster the case, Facebook appears to be headed toward disaster.

Facebook has long been accused of playing favorites on multiple sides of the political spectrum, and it’s now clear just how much of that uproar extends to the company’s ranks. A Wall Street Journal report based on internal Facebook documents shows the social network’s leaders and staff have reportedly clashed numerous times over its approach to conservative content, particularly from outlets like Breitbart. Rank-and-file employees have accused Facebook of making “special exceptions” from policies for right-wing outlets, while senior-level staff warned of potential pitfalls.

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Workers argued that Facebook kept Breitbart in a second tier of the News Tab, a section meant to focus on reliable news, despite very low trust and quality scores as well as misinformation violations. Facebook was not only making exceptions, one employee said, but “explicitly” endorsing outlets like this by including them as trusted partners. Staff claimed Facebook was “scared of political backlash” if it enforced policies equally, and believed the site let conservative influencers Diamond and Silk lobby fact checkers to avoid punishment for spreading misinformation.

But it gets worse:

Higher-ups countered with justifications for those decisions. They argued that booting a news outlet for trust scores would risk booting more mainstream outlets like CNN, for instance. When staff asked Facebook to intervene over Breitbart‘s alleged attempts to dodge sites’ advertising blocks, a director said Facebook had to resist the urge and “rely on our principles and policies.”

Other messages from within the company appeared to directly attack Mark Zuckerberg and other high level decision makers over their wanton disregard for safety in pursuit of profits.

The jig appears to be up over at Facebook, as a number of damaging revelations about the social media giant continue to make headlines. Most damning, of course, is the fact that Facebook routinely put their profits ahead of user safety, as first noted by a prominent whistleblower during her testimony in front of Congress. Now, with a massive trove of leaked documents to bolster the case, Facebook appears to be headed toward disaster. Facebook has long been accused of playing favorites on multiple sides of the political spectrum, and it’s now clear just how much of that uproar extends to the company’s ranks. A Wall Street Journal report based on internal Facebook documents shows the social network’s leaders and staff have reportedly clashed numerous times over its approach to conservative content, particularly from outlets like Breitbart. Rank-and-file employees have accused Facebook of making “special exceptions” from policies for right-wing outlets, while senior-level staff warned of potential pitfalls. And also: Workers argued that Facebook kept Breitbart in a second tier of the News Tab, a section meant to focus on reliable news, despite very low trust and quality scores as well as misinformation violations. Facebook was not only making exceptions, one employee said, but “explicitly” endorsing outlets like this by including them as trusted partners. Staff claimed Facebook was “scared of political backlash” if it enforced policies equally, and believed the site let conservative influencers Diamond and Silk lobby fact checkers to avoid punishment for spreading misinformation. But it gets worse: Higher-ups countered with justifications for those decisions. They argued that booting a news outlet for trust scores would risk booting more mainstream outlets like CNN, for instance. When staff asked Facebook to intervene over Breitbart’s alleged attempts to dodge sites’ advertising blocks, a director said Facebook had to resist…

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