A CNN article that features the locations of so-called “hate groups” designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has some Christian organizations pushing back. Family Research Council (FRC), Liberty Counsel and Pacific Justice Institute are among those included on the list. Liberty Counsel fired back at CNN in a press release. “CNN has published a fake news article… that recklessly lists pro-family organizations, including Liberty Counsel, as active “hate groups” throughout the nation,” it reads. Liberty Counsel also cited SPLC ‘s Mark Potok saying, “Our criteria for a ‘hate group,’ first of all, have nothing to do with...Read More
Author: Jane Philips
Spain suffered four incidents believed to be related to terrorism, including two deadly attacks, in little over 24 hours between Wednesday and Thursday, which have left 14 victims dead, up to 80 injured, and as many as six suspected terrorists dead. Spanish authorities have identified the attacks as Jihadist terrorism, and two have so far been arrested — one Moroccan, and one Spanish citizen from Melilla, the Spanish exclave in Morocco. Police announced a 14th victim fatality following the attacks Friday morning — the number had stood at 13 since the previous eveniung. More deaths may follow, with a dozen...Read More
A ninety-year-old bust of Abraham Lincoln, our sixteenth president, was destroyed in a South Side Chicago neighborhood overnight on Wednesday. 15th Ward Alderman Raymond Lopez criticized the destruction of the statue in a Facebook post on Wednesday evening. “What an absolute disgraceful act of vandalism. This bust of Abraham Lincoln, erected by Phil Bloomquist on August 31, 1926, was damaged & burned,” Lopez wrote. “If anyone has any information regarding this act, please contact the police or my office immediately.” The bust is located near 69th Street and Wolcott in Chicago’s Englewood district on the city’s Near South Side. Phil...Read More
A former Dallas school leader, who is black, spoke out this week to defend the city’s historical Confederate monuments and statues amid a national push to remove all reminders after violence erupted at a Charlottesville, Virginia, rally on Saturday. Ron Price, the charismatic and often outspoken trustee who served on the Dallas Independent School District school board from 1997 to 2009, recommended the City of Dallas leave these Confederate markers in place or house them in a museum, admonishing those who want to rewrite history. “We should never try to whitewash our history and it’s so critical and so important...Read More
Philadelphia police arrested a man Friday in connection with a spray-painted message on the statue of former Mayor and Police Commissioner Frank Rizzo. Per Philly.com, the man arrested is 40-years-old. Charges are still pending, but he is expected to be charged with criminal mischief, institutional vandalism and possession of an instrument of crime for spray-painting the statue that stands outside the Municipal Services Building. Here you go @6abc @briantaff6abc (No, I did not film this..it was already posted on social media. smh) pic.twitter.com/S0MgmlsoK2 — Alive In Philly (@AliveInPhilly) August 18, 2017 The suspect defaced the statue Thursday night with the message “Black Power”...Read More
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