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NC Mayor Praises Scout for Colin Kaepernick-Like Kneeling During Pledge of Allegiance

The Boy Scouts of America replied to queries from Channel 17 saying only that it “teaches its youth members to respect the views of others.”

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Durham, North Carolina, Mayor Steve Schewel thought it was just wonderful that a ten-year-old Cub Scout took a knee during the Pledge of Allegiance at a recent city council meeting.

Cub Scout Pack 451 was asked to lead the Pledge of Allegiance during Monday’s city council meeting, but instead of standing in honor of the country during the pledgee, one of the scouts, Liam Holmes, decided to take a knee in emulation of former NFL player Colin Kaepernick.

“What I did was took a knee against racial discrimination, which is basically when people are mean to other people of different colors,” the child told CBS Channel 17-TV.

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The child’s father planned the display ahead of the event and told the local CBS affiliate that he was not sure if the boy would follow through with the act after they discussed it ahead of time.

“When he did it, I was really surprised and also really proud of him,” the boy’s father said.

“No one saw it except the people that were watching. And the mayor noticed, and he thanked me,” the boy said afterward.

Indeed, at the conclusion of the pledge, Mayor Steve Schewel gushed about Liam’s act of defiance.

“Thank you, councilman, and thank you, scouts. To the scout that expressed his conscience by kneeling, we will say we endorse and appreciate all expressions of conscience in Durham City Council,” Schewel said.

The Boy Scouts of America replied to queries from Channel 17 saying only that it “teaches its youth members to respect the views of others.”

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Gay Sports Group Expels Martina Navratilova After She Slams Transgenders

The group also insisted that there is “no evidence at all that the average trans woman is any bigger, stronger, or faster than the average cisgender woman.”

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On Sunday, tennis legend Martina Navratilova came out 100 percent against allowing men who claim to be transgender to compete against natural-born women. By Monday, a gay sports group she belonged to expelled her over her remarks.

On Sunday, the 62-year-old tennis star formally discussed her feelings against transgender athletes being allowed acceptance under their chosen gender, calling the idea that men can compete as women “insane” and “cheating.” But her candor and considered opinion were too much for the gay advocacy group, Athlete Ally.

Athlete Ally released a statement Tuesday accusing Navratilova of being “transphobic” and adding that she “has been removed from our Advisory Board and as an Athlete Ally Ambassador, effective immediately.”

The group continued saying, “as an organization committed to eradicating root causes of homophobia and transphobia in and through sports, we are deeply troubled by the misinformation and stigma she is perpetuating and hope that the correct information is disseminated.”

The advocacy group also accused the tennis legend of making statements “based on false data.”

For instance, the group took issue with Navratilova’s characterization of men who “decide to be female.”

“Navratilova referred to trans women as men who ‘decide to be female,’ and that to allow them to compete with women is ‘cheating and unfair.’ First of all, trans women are women, period. They did not decide their gender identity any more than someone decides to be gay, or to have blue eyes,” Athlete Ally wrote in its statement.

The group also insisted that there is “no evidence at all that the average trans woman is any bigger, stronger, or faster than the average cisgender woman.”

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Actor Don Cheadle Tries to Troll Trump with Russian Hockey Jersey on SNL

Clearly, Cheadle is linking Trump to Russia and even as much as saying the president “plays for the other team.”

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Activist actor Don Cheadle wore several theme shirts during his forgettable stint on NBC’s Saturday Night Live last weekend, including a Russian hockey jersey meant to needle President Trump for having ties to Russia.

At one point the loud twitter warrior wore a t-shirt reading “protect trans kids,” as if they aren’t being coddled all across the country by liberals eager to exploit these mentally disturbed kids in order to push a left-wing agenda on our schools.

But as the show mercifully ended for the night, Cheadle came out in a jersey reminiscent of the old Soviet Union with Donald Trump’s name on the back.

Clearly, Cheadle is linking Trump to Russia and even as much as saying the president “plays for the other team.”

Of course, like all liberals, Cheadle is blissfully ignorant of the truth that not one shred of evidence has been found to link Donald Trump or his campaign to any Russian efforts to try and affect the 2016 presidential election.

Despite the millions wasted by so-called “special counsel” Robert Mueller, not one person has been found to have ties to Russia and no one thus far brought up on charges have been accused of the one thing the left has been desperate to prove; that Trump “colluded” with Russia.

Here is video of the empty-headed actor’s foolishness:

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