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Bigotry Watch

Fox News: ‘Christians Have Officially Become Second-Class Citizens’

by David Badash ● 3:29 PM April 8, 2014
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New York City is “bullying Christians,” and “Christians have officially become second-class citizens in the nation’s largest city,” Starnes says. Really, Mr. Starnes?

Civil Rights

GOP Governor About To Strip Due Process Rights From Teachers — LGBT Protections Most At-Risk

by David Badash ● 5:48 PM April 7, 2014
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If a principal or administrator doesn’t like gay people, and Gov. Brownback signs the bill into law, any LGBT teacher could be without a job, and not given a reason, or a chance to appeal.

News

Father Of Child Told To Not Pray Just Happens To Be Publishing Fox News Religion Reporter’s Book

by David Badash ● 12:22 PM April 2, 2014
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Shocking coincidence that Fox News’ religion reporter reports on a story about a 5-year old girl denied the right to pray, and it just happens to be the daughter of his publisher.

News

Tennessee Passes Bill Allowing LGBT Students To Be Bullied In The Name Of ‘Religious Freedom’

by David Badash ● 10:29 AM March 25, 2014
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Religious conservatives are at it again. Tennessee governor Bill Haslam just received and will likely sign a bill that not only allows but actually helps organize anti-gay bullying in the name of “religious freedom.”

Bigotry Watch

School’s Slavery Re-Enactment Field Trip Included Racial Slurs, Threats Of Violence

by David Badash ● 6:29 PM September 19, 2013
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An award-winning Connecticut public school is under fire for taking students on a slavery re-enactment field trip that reportedly included threats of physical violence, whipping, and usage of the N-word.

Civil Rights

Three Students Banned From School Because They Might Be HIV Positive (Video)

by David Badash ● 1:58 PM September 15, 2013
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Apparently, Arkansas thinks it’s 1985. Three students, all siblings, have been banned from attending classes by the Pea Ridge Public School District, until and unless they can prove they do not have HIV.

Civil Rights

California Passes Comprehensive Transgender Protections For All K-12 Students

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 12:20 AM July 5, 2013
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California is the first state to pass comprehensive transgender protections that will guaranteed K-12 students the right to choose which rest room to use, and what sports teams to join.

News

Bullied Gay 11 Year Old Explains How ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bills Lead Him To Consider Suicide

by David Badash ● 11:44 AM June 4, 2013
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Marcel Neergaard is a very intelligent and brave eleven-year old boy whose parents were forced to homeschool him because of “severe” anti-gay bullying fueled by Tennessee’s “Don’t Say Gay” legislation.

Bigotry Watch

Tennessee’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Dies From Extreme Homophobia

by David Badash ● 8:00 AM March 27, 2013
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Tennessee’s infamous “Don’t Say Gay” bill has died an exquisite, almost karmic death, after it was made it even more homophobic than before.

Discrimination

Tennessee GOP’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Opposed By Majority Of Tennessee Voters

by David Badash ● 12:25 PM March 7, 2013
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State Senator Stacey Campfield’s obsession, the latest incarnation of the Tennessee GOP’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill is opposed by 57 percent, the majority of Tennessee voters.

Education

Watch: Michelle Obama And Big Bird!

by David Badash ● 4:50 PM February 21, 2013
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Michelle Obama recorded a series of videos with PBS, the Sesame Workshop, PBS, and, yes, Big Bird to hawk the First Lady’s “Let’s Move!” and healthy eating projects.

Bigotry Watch

‘Don’t Say Gay’ Senator Explains HIV Prevalence In Africa: They’re Really Into Sodomy

by David Badash ● 9:36 AM February 6, 2013
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Stacey Campfield says “homosexual activists” are “the biggest bullies in the world,” and HIV/AIDS is prevalent in Africa because straight people there are really, really into sodomy.

Bigotry Watch

Watch: Homosexuality Is ‘An Activity That Can Be Deadly’ Says ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Senator

by David Badash ● 12:13 PM January 31, 2013
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Tennessee GOP state senator Stacey Campfield, has now revived his failed “Don’t Say Gay” bill, and yesterday said homosexuality is “an activity that can be deadly.”

Bigotry Watch

‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Returns With Added Requirement To Tell Parents Their Kids Are Gay

by David Badash ● 8:32 AM January 30, 2013
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Stacey Campfield has reintroduced his infamous “Don’t Say Gay” bill, with enhancements, including the tattletale clause requiring school teachers and counselors to tell parents if their kids are gay.