Category Archive for: culture

California Gov. Newsom asks Hollywood to stop filming in conservative Georgia, Oklahoma after abortion ruling

California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom called on the Hollywood film industry to bring back production moved to Oklahoma and Georgia amid pandemic lockdowns and rising crime, criticizing the Republican-controlled states over policies against abortion in a new ad published in Variety. The full-page spread, paid for by the Newsom campaign, is titled: “Hollywood: Your values,…Read More

ODOC: Over 3 dozen inmates graduate from community college

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says more than 3 dozen incarcerated men at Dick Conner Correctional Center received diplomas and certificates from Tulsa Community College on Thursday. ODOC says 600 men have successfully completed their higher education since they partnered with TCC 15 years ago. Continue Reading…

Appeals court weighs if Biden HHS can force doctors to perform transgender surgeries

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Thursday in a lawsuit brought by nearly 20,000 religious physicians challenging the Department of Health and Human Services rule they say requires doctors to perform gender transition procedures against their conscience. President Joe Biden ‘s administration is seeking the federal appeals court to lift a lower court…Read More

Visa and Mastercard Suspend Pornhub Ad Payments Due to Child Porn Lawsuit

Today, Visa and Mastercard announced that they’ve suspended payment processing for advertising purchases on Pornhub and other sites owned by Pornhub’s parent company, MindGeek. Starting today, Visa and Mastercard will not process payments through TrafficJunky, MindGeek’s own advertising arm, due to allegations that MindGeek has profited from child sexual exploitation material (CSEM)—commonly known as and…Read More

DeSantis suspends Florida prosecutor for indicating he would not enforce restrictions on abortion, gender therapy

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended the top county prosecutor from Tampa on Thursday after the Democrat publicly said he wouldn’t enforce a new state abortion restriction or a potential law banning surgeries for transgender children. Flanked by state and area law enforcement officials who are fellow Republicans, DeSantis said at his news conference that Hillsborough…Read More

Religious freedom conflicts ahead after Michigan Supreme Court redefines sex

A Michigan Supreme Court decision that state civil rights law bars discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation may conflict with religious liberty, the Catholic Church in the state has said. The decision would “usurp the legislature’s role in the democratic process, present constitutional problems for people of faith, and place in jeopardy religious persons…Read More

Justice sues Idaho over six-week abortion ban

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit on Tuesday challenging Idaho’s six-week abortion ban. The department argued that Idaho’s law conflicts with the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), a law that requires providers to offer medically stabilizing treatment in an emergency, even if that care is an abortion. The lawsuit seeks an injunction to…Read More