Archive for: June, 2021

Court Rules Cake Shop Must Make Cakes Celebrating Transgenderism

A Colorado district court ruled that Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, must create custom cakes celebrating gender transitions. The Wednesday ruling is the latest event in a long saga involving Phillips, a devout Christian, and customers seeking him out to demand he make custom cakes celebrating the LGBT movement, which he opposes on religious…Read More

Biden administration seeks death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber

The Justice Department recently asked the Supreme Court to reinstate a death sentence for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for his role in the Boston Marathon bombings. Tsarnaev’s death sentence had been handed down by federal jury a lower court, and the Justice Department is asking the Supreme Court to reinstate it, the Boston Globe reported Tuesday. The…Read More

Betsy DeVos and the Future of Education Reform

My job as Betsy DeVos’s assistant secretary for policy often came down to translating her reform vision into concrete legislative proposals, budgets, and grant competitions. It was a stimulating, enjoyable job—despite the constant tumult created by the unconventional president. There was also some unpleasantness because of the conventional labor unions that represent teachers in collective…Read More

Pro-life leaders warn of ‘egregious’ new pro-abortion bill

Pro-life leaders warn that an “egregious” bill introduced this week in Congress would override most state abortion regulations, require health care workers to perform abortions, and mandate federal funding of abortion. Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), along with Reps. Judy Chu (D-Calif.), Lois Frankel (D-Fla.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), and Veronica Escobar (D-Texas),…Read More

Biden administration cites ‘duty’ to uphold Title IX exemption for Christian schools

The Biden administration on Tuesday said it is required by law to uphold a Title IX exemption for religious colleges, in response to a lawsuit filed by students identifying as LGBT. Filing in an Oregon district court, the Justice Department said that religious post-secondary schools seeking to intervene in a case to defend their Title…Read More

Court reinstates Virginia teacher suspended over transgender pronoun policy

A county court on Tuesday ruled that a Virginia teacher suspended for opposing a school transgender pronoun policy must be reinstated while his case continues. The Loudoun County Circuit Court ruled that Tanner Cross, a teacher at Leesburg Elementary School, had to be reinstated by Loudoun County Public Schools after he was suspended for speaking…Read More