Posts tagged "discrimination"

Single Mother Advantage

Rick Santorum to Family Research Council president Tony Perkins on the radio yesterday, about how single mothers are the government-dependent Democratic Party base:
Look at the political base of the Democratic Party: it is single mothers who run a household. Why? Because it’s so tough economically that they look to the government for help and...

Fashion Faux Pas as Resistant Force in France

Kathryn Montalbano: NiqaBitch, a YouTube video released shortly after France's September 2010 April 2011 official ban of face-covering head apparel, provides interesting if not deceptively complex social commentary expressed via the most fundamental medium for communication possible: the body itself.  Although the video is set to what commenters call "vulgar" rap music (in...

By the Power Vested in Me
by the State of New York

That New York state would eventually join the increasing number of those in the US to allow same-sex marriage was of little question.  We here at The Revealer have never been ones to uphold marriage as worthy of protection by the state because we'll never be convinced that it's the state's business to regulate how...

Tolerance Makes Kids Gay

"Tolerance" is considered a general good, an aspirational goal that, when done right, ameliorates violence and promotes understanding.  But "tolerance" has a number of definitions in play on the current political stage.  The dispute over its meanings is at the heart of a new bill in California that would institute the education of school children...

Two Sides to Prejudice?

Last Wednesday the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) released a weeks-old video of an incident that took place outside a fundraiser held in Yorba Linda, California.  Muslim families who gathered to raise money for the poor, including a women's shelter, were harassed and taunted by protesters.  The graphic and hate-filled nature of the protesters'...

Killing a Homo is Easier Than Killing a Myth

The Southern Poverty Law Center takes the time to list and debunk 10 anti-gay myths, including Homosexuals are more prone to be mentally ill and to abuse drugs and alcoholHomosexuals don’t live nearly as long as heterosexuals, and my favorite, the even more credulity-stretching, Homosexuals controlled the Nazi Party and helped to orchestrate the Holocaust. Update:...

Conscience With a Mission

In the wake of the November excommunication and demotion of Arizona hospital administrator Sister Margaret McBride, for approving an emergency termination of a pregnancy to save a woman's life, the ACLU has sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a division of Kathleen Sebelius' Department of...

First Mel Gibson Came for the Jews…

He's run through anti-semitism (The Passion of the Christ), classism (restraining order against a homeless man?!) and now -- it's not a new saw -- racism.  HuffPo, the LA Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle are all reporting that Gibson's been caught on tape using the N-word while...

Excluding Homos is Discrimination

But only when you expect your public school to pay for it. Back in November, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case between Hastings College of the Law, University of California, and the Christian Legal Society, an extracurricular group at the San Francisco college.  CLS filed the case when they were denied "university recognition...

Florida Mosque Firebombed

Yesterday a mosque in Jacksonville, Florida, was firebombed but the culprits were caught on tape. The videos are posted at the Florida Times-Union. The bomb was exploded against the back wall of the mosque and while no one was hurt, minor damage was done to the structure. Today an interfaith group...

“8: The Mormon Proposition” Coming To a Theater Near You

Out & About interviews director Reed Cowan about his new documentary film on the Mormon Church's efforts to pass Proposition 8 in California, a law which makes same-sex marriage illegal. Cowan says his documentary is more about separation of church and state than it is gay rights and predicts that the church's...

Everybody’s a Critic

Conservative Australian columnist, Cliff Kincaid, warns that the American people should be paying attention to the Catholic Church's other offense: facilitating the "foreign invasion" of the U.S. by supporting immigration reform. In a Beckian rant that proves Kincaid needs to spend more time doing his own thinking, he nonetheless cynically crushes any...