The SPLC: A Decade of Poor Service

The American Institute of Philanthropy’s Charity Watch gave the SPLC an overall rating of F from 1999 through August, 2009.

http://www.centerforimmigrationtruth.org/splc-references
http://www.thesocialcontract.com/answering_our_critics/southern_poverty_law_center_splc_info.html

Charity Navigator gave the SPLC only 1 star out of 5 for both 2003 and 2004.

http://www.centerforimmigrationtruth.org/splc-references
http://www.thesocialcontract.com/answering_our_critics/southern_poverty_law_center_splc_info.html

Despite this, the Obama Administration saw fit to use the SPLC as a source on so-called “hate groups”, even listing the SPLC as a partner on their website.

Africans Riot in Spain

Manolo Garcia, a city councillor in Roquetas del Mar in the province of Almeria, said the killing of the 41-year-old man in the city led to protests which descended into violence in the working class neighbourhood of Cortijos de Marin.

“Garbage bins are being burned, cars have been burned, windows have been shattered,” he told radio news station Cadena Ser.
Local online newspaper Ideal published a photo of a garbage container engulfed in flames in the middle of a street near a pharmacy as well as a video of man pushing a garbage container onto a burning car.
Police found the body of the man from Guinea-Bissau on a street in Roquetas del Mar in the early hours of Friday. Police suspect the man was stabbed following a dispute over a traffic accident, local media reported.
About 30-40 people had taken part in the unrest but police have since brought the situation under control, the assistant deputy of the national government in Almeria, Andres Garcia Lopez, told Cadena Ser.

Bosses Can Now Be Fined $250,000 For Not Lying

Bosses will have to address employees by what sex they pretend to be rather than what they actually are. Worse still, people will be able to choose which toilet to enter based on what they fantasize to be rather than what they really are:

NEW YORK CITY, December 23, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – The New York City Commission on Human Rights has issued rules that fine employers for referring to transsexuals by their real gender.

The new “guidance” (“NYC Pronoun Ban”), which has power to levy hefty fines against “violators” who “discriminate,” is an extension of the New York City Human Rights Law, based on the city’s laws against gender discrimination.

Failing to use an individual’s preferred name or pronoun, under the new ban, will be considered a violation of New York City Human Rights Law, punishable by fines up to $250,000.

“Refusal to use a transgender employee’s preferred name, pronoun, or title (e.g., Ms./Mrs.) may constitute unlawful gender-based harassment,” the new NYC Pronoun Ban reads.

“Gender is defined as one’s ‘actual or perceived sex and shall also include a person’s gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior or expression,’“ the new ban reads, “‘whether or not that gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior or expression is different from that traditionally associated with the legal sex assigned to that person at birth.’“

Fines may be levied whether the man who wants to be called a woman, or the girl who wants to be called a boy, has legally changed their name or not.

Additionally, the new ban lists “refusing to allow individuals to utilize single-sex facilities and programs” as against New York City law, so boys may use girls’ toilets, showers, and locker rooms, and girls may participate in boys’ activities and programs.  This policy has the force of law “regardless of their sex assigned at birth, anatomy, medical history, appearance, or the sex indicated on their identification.”

Such “discrimination” is “unlawful,” not only in single-stall bathrooms and showers, but in group facilities and locker rooms.  “Forcing a transgender or gender non-conforming person to use the single-occupancy restroom” is an example the NYC Pronoun Ban gives of illegal “discrimination.”

The NYC Pronoun Ban makes a special example of a women’s shelter, which may not “turn away” a man who identifies as a woman, or a men’s shelter which “may not deny service” to a woman who wants to be male.  Critics point out obvious dangers for the safety of shelter inhabitants, such as a battered women’s shelter, inherent in the application of this policy.

“The New York City Commission on Human Rights (the ‘Commission’) is the City agency charged with enforcing the New York City Human Rights Law,” the new ban reads.

A great deal of power is put in the hands of members of the Commission.  “The Commission can impose civil penalties up to $125,000 for violations, and up to $250,000 for violations that are the result of willful, wanton, or malicious conduct.”  The new ban clarifies, “These penalties are in addition to the other remedies available to people who successfully resolve or prevail on claims.”

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/nyc-will-fine-employers-up-to-250000-for-referring-to-transsexuals-by-their

Harvards Equips Students With Map Bearing Instructions On How To Lecture Family at Christmas

 

Harvard’s Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion has abandoned any pretence of political impartiality, and is using its resources to push far-Left progressive talking points onto its students, according to one student who sent us this remarkable “Christmas placemat.”

A number of these Yuletide mats have been placed around the college’s dining quarters – but they don’t bear messages of Christmas cheer or goodwill. Bearing the title “Holiday Placemat For Social Justice,” they instead instruct students in how to make the case for the politics of racial grievance.

http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2015/12/16/harvards-diversity-office-uses-christmas-to-indoctrinate-students-in-campus-crazy-talking-points/

Le Pen Being Investigated for Displaying Photos of ISIS Atrocities

Not sanitising terrorist atrocities is apparently a crime in France.

Courtesy of the Daily Mail:

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen is facing a police investigation after tweeting pictures of the decapitated body of American hostage James Foley who was brutally murdered by ISIS militants.

The leader of the far-right National Front Party is also under fire for allegedly sharing images of other ISIS atrocities on Twitter, allowing her 830,000 followers to see brutal and bloody photographs.

The prosecutor’s office in the western Paris suburb of Nanterre confirmed today it had launched an investigation into ‘the dissemination of violent images’ following Le Pen’s series of shocking tweets.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3363528/French-far-right-leader-Marine-Le-Pen-faces-police-investigation-tweeting-pictures-decapitated-body-American-hostage-James-Foley-ISIS-atrocities.html#ixzz3uZBq7xeo
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Pastor Hauled Before Court for Coveying Unflattering Views About Muslims and Islam

Courtesy of the BBC:

The trial of an evangelical preacher accused of making “grossly offensive” remarks about Islam has begun.

Pastor James McConnell denies two charges relating to a sermon he gave in a Belfast church last year.

Belfast Magistrates’ Court heard that Pastor McConnell called Islam “satanic” and “heathen”.

His remarks were made at the Whitewell Metropolitan Tabernacle in north Belfast in May 2014 and were streamed online.

Read more here:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-35090649