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Papa John Founder Drops ‘N-Word’ in Talk About National Anthem Protests, Immediately Regrets It

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John Schnatter, founder and face of Papa John’s pizza has officially resigned from the company as of Wednesday after controversial remarks he made during a conference call over the NFL national anthem protests.

Schnatter was on the phone with fellow Papa John’s executives and a marketing company called Laundry Services. The reason for the call was to role-play certain situations to help Schnatter avoid public-relations issues. Ironically, this conversation actually produced the very thing it was supposed to prevent.

During the call, the marketing group asked how Schnatter planned on distancing himself from racist online groups. “Colonel Sanders called blacks n*****s,” he responded, adding that Sanders didn’t face backlash from the public.

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“Schnatter also reflected on his early life in Indiana, where, he said, people used to drag African-Americans from trucks until they died,” says the Forbes report. The comments were “intended” to express Schnatter’s “antipathy to racism” but, according to a source familiar with the matter, some on the call were offended by the remarks.

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Laundry Service soon terminated its contract with Papa John’s.

“News reports attributing the use of inappropriate and hurtful language to me during a media training session regarding race are true,” wrote Schnatter in an email to Forbes. “Regardless of the context, I apologize. Simply stated, racism has no place in our society.”

“Papa John’s condemns racism and any insensitive language, no matter the situation or setting. Our company was built on a foundation of mutual respect and acceptance. One of our core company values is People Are Priority Always (P.A.P.A.) and we are committed to maintaining a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace for all of our corporate and franchise employees,” says the statement, according to Fox News.

The ‘N-word’ is absolutely a disgusting derogatory word that should not, in any way, shape, or form, be used by ANYONE, especially given that the Word of God commands us to love our neighbor and treat them with respect.

Calling them derogatory names like this one is actually a violation of the Sixth Commandment, because in a spiritual sense, it murders a person’s soul, making them feel less than the image bearer of God they are. It’s deplorable and shouldn’t be used.

However, in this case, it seems everything has been blown out of proportion. It doesn’t appear, and this might be wrong, that he was intending to use an actual racial slur, but trying to poorly illustrate a point. Then again, maybe he is racist, we can’t know the intent of his heart.

Regardless, there seems like more to this than what we’re hearing. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see if any more information becomes available.

Source: Daily Wire

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Businesses Should Require Vax Proof from Customers, Says NIH Director

This is simply unconscionable.

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There have long been fears that this sort of discrimination was on the horizon, as the willingly unvaccinated become second-class citizens right here in the United States. With only about half of the US population fully vaccinated, (and largely by their own accord), herd immunity looks to be some time away yet.  Nearly 20% more of the population will need to wind up with COVID antibodies in order for public health officials to consider the pandemic to be waning, and a maximum pressure campaign is taking shape throughout a number of levels of government. During an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Dr. Frances Collins used his position as the Director of the National Institutes of Health to pressure businesses around the nation to enact strict vaccine-proof restrictions. Anchor Jake Tapper said, “Some businesses are going a step further and requiring proof of vaccinations not just for employees, but even for customers in some cases. Audience members for broadway plays and musicals need to be vaccinated. Some bars in San Francisco and D.C. are requiring proof of vaccinations. Do you think as a public health measure it would be good for more businesses to require vaccine credentials in order to have vaccinated customers?” His answer was astonishing. Collins said, “As a public health person who wants to see this pandemic end, yes. I think anything we can do to encourage reluctant folks to get vaccinated because they’ll want to be part of these public events, that’s a good thing. I’m delighted to see employers like Disney and Walmart coming out and asking their staff to be vaccinated. I’m glad to see the president has said all federal employees. I oversee NIH. With 40,000 people need to get vaccinated or if they’re not to get regular testing which is inconvenient. All of…

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Unrepentant YouTube Decides to Suspend Mainstream News Channel Over ‘Misinformation’

The barons of the Information Revolution are no less corrupt than those of the Industrial Revolution before them.

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There are concerns that the barons of the Information Revolution, much like the barons of the Industrial Revolution, are exploiting their content producers at an unsustainable clip, and creating a very dangerous bottleneck in the world of free speech. Given just how much of the internet’s traffic flows through just a few sites, it is imperative that we keep a keen eye on what platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are doing.  They are the new gatekeepers of nearly the entire breadth of current information, and if they were to choose to keep us in the dark on any particular issue, it would be quite easy for them to do so. That’s why the latest news from YouTube is so terrifying. YouTube said Sunday it had barred Sky News Australia from uploading new content for one week, citing concerns about Covid-19 misinformation. The move comes after a review of posts uploaded by the Rupert Murdoch-owned TV channel, which has a substantial online presence. “We have clear and established Covid-19 medical misinformation policies… to prevent the spread of Covid-19 misinformation that could cause real-world harm,” a YouTube statement said. With 1.86 million YouTube subscribers, the channel — which is owned by a subsidiary of Murdoch’s News Corp — has a conservative following well beyond Australia. The mainstream media and the mainstream social networks haven’t always gotten their COVD info right, either, which makes their declarations regarding “misinformation” all the more laughable. Early on in the pandemic, these platforms pushed back against the possibility that the virus itself may have been a part of some sort of lab leak, even going so far as to censor any such discussion.  Over a year later, and as health experts began to suggest this yes, this was truly a possibility, the premature nature of…

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