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If Molly Gets Weekend Jail, So Should Jared; And if Jared gets Real Prison, So Should Molly

Originally posted on Zwinglius Redivivus:

It’s a sickening truth that in America when women have sex with boys they are treated very differently than men who have sex with boys or girls.  Both are equally immoral, but women are given a pass in comparison to what men receive.  And it’s UNJUST.

The ex-Baltimore Ravens cheerleader who pleaded guilty to having sex with an underage boy she met on social media was sentenced Friday to 48 weekends in jail. Molly Shattuck, 48, appeared to sob as a Delaware judge ordered that she serve every other weekend in jail for two years. The judge also ordered that Shattuck pay the victim’s family $10,650 and register as a sex offender, according to NBC affiliate WBAL. “I will spend the rest of my life making this right,” she said.  The family of the 15-year-old victim told the judge that Shattuck’s actions have been “devastating” for their son, the station…

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Posted by on August 25, 2015 in America, Brave New World Order, feral females, law

 

Federal Court Rules Pharmacy Must Stock Morning-After Pill Despite Religious Beliefs

Federal Court Rules Pharmacy Must Stock Morning-After Pill Despite Religious Beliefs.

Incredible.

SEATTLE, Wash. — A federal appeals court has ruled that a pharmacy in Washington state must stock the morning after-pill despite the owner’s beliefs that the item is an abortifacient and thus contrary to his religious beliefs.

As previously reported, in 2006, Ralph’s Thriftway owner, Kevin Stormans, received a call inquiring whether the location sold the morning-after pill. After replying that the pharmacy did not carry it, he began to receive anonymous complaints via phone and email. Ralph’s Thriftway was soon also picketed and complaints were filed with the Washington Board of Pharmacy, who launched an investigation.

The following year, the state passed regulations requiring that pharmacies stock and dispense the morning-after pill, and ADF filed suit on behalf of Stormans and two of his pharmacists, Rhonda Mesler and Margo Thelen, who objected to the requirement because of their Christian faith.

Later that year, a federal court ruled in favor of Ralph’s Thriftway, stating that the new regulations “appear to intentionally place a significant burden on the free exercise of religion for those who believe life begins at conception.”

But the matter soon moved to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the regulations were placed on hold while the matter proceeded in court. On Thursday, the court unanimously ruled that Ralph’s Thriftway must stock Plan B despite his religious objections.

“The rules are rationally related to Washington’s legitimate interest in ensuring that its citizens have safe and timely access to their lawful and lawfully prescribed medications,” Judge Susan Graber wrote for the panel.

She said that while the pharmacy was willing to offer referrals, doing so is not acceptable due to the urgency a woman might feel to obtain contraceptives.

“Speed is particularly important considering the time-sensitive nature of emergency contraception and of many other medications,” Graber wrote. “The time taken to travel to another pharmacy, especially in rural areas where pharmacies are sparse, may reduce the efficacy of those drugs.”

The court also opined that referrals could result in causing women to re-think taking the drug.

“Additionally, testimony at trial demonstrated how facilitated referrals could lead to feelings of shame in the patient that could dissuade her from obtaining emergency contraception altogether,” Graber stated. “In our view, the commission’s decision not to allow facilitated referrals falls within its stated goal of ensuring timely and safe delivery of prescription medications and, accordingly, does not demonstrate discriminatory intent.”

Stormans said that he is disappointed in the ruling and doesn’t believe that she should be forced to violate his conscience.

“The state allows pharmacies to refer for all kinds of reasons. In practice, it only bans religiously motivated referrals,” he said. “With 33 pharmacies stocking the drug within five miles of our store, it is extremely disappointing that the court and the state demand that we violate our conscience or lose our family business.”

“All we are asking is to be able to live out the beliefs that we hold, as Americans have always been able to do, and to be able to refer patients for religious reasons, as the medical and pharmaceutical associations overwhelmingly recommend,” he said.

Kristen Waggoner of Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), one of the legal groups that is fighting in defense of the pharmacy, likewise opined that the ruling was unjust.

“No one should be forced to choose between their religious convictions and their family businesses and livelihoods, particularly when the state allows referrals for just about any other reason,” she commented in a statement. “The premier medical and pharmaceutical associations all support the right of a provider to refer patients, and all other states allow such referrals.”

The decison will likely be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Thus, we see that it isn’t merely in regards to homosexuality-related issues that progs target Christian businesses, and courts rule against them; whether it’s contraceptives, or the abortion pill, the same thing happens.

(BTW, sadly, Health Canada has just approved RU-486 here, so no doubt Canadian Christian pharmacy owners will end up facing this situation eventually, too…)

 

The Cure For Divorce (Or At Least Wedding Present Purchases)

Will S.:

Hear, hear!

Originally posted on Zwinglius Redivivus:

If there were a law which required that when a couple divorced they had to return either the gift or its cash equivalent to all who provided gifts one of two things would happen:

1- People would stay married because they wouldn’t want to pay out all that money for gifts or

2- People would insist that their wedding guests bring no gifts.

Either way, the contractual fraud perpetrated by the bride and divorcing groom in connection with gifts given to them based on the premise that they actually loved each other and would remain married till the death of one of them would be eliminated.

America needs this law.  Pay attention, politicians.  Lot’s of us are tired of financing failed marriages based on everything but true and authentic love and commitment.

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Posted by on July 25, 2015 in divorce, law, The Kulturkampf

 

Men and women commit indecent acts in public together; men’s sentences greater

Two recent examples; one here in Canada, the other Stateside; see here and here.

In the first case, the woman was found guilty of more things, yet received only half the time! In the latter case, the woman received ‘time served’, i.e. she’ll serve no more prison time, whereas the guy gets 2.5 years.

Naturally, we don’t hear feminists upset at this kind of inequality, wanting the women to receive equal punishment to the men, do we?

Of course not!

 

Obamination

 

British Pastor to Be Prosecuted for ‘Hate Crime’ of Calling Islam ‘Satanic,’ ‘Heathen’ During Sermon

Pastor to Be Prosecuted for ‘Hate Crime’ of Calling Islam ‘Satanic,’ ‘Heathen’ During Sermon.

BELFAST, Northern Ireland — A pastor in Northern Ireland will be prosecuted with a hate crime for denouncing the Islamic religion during a Sunday sermon last year.

As previously reported, James McConnell, 78, pastor of the Whitewell Metropolitan Church in North Belfast, discussed Islam during an evening sermon in May 2014. During the message, McConnell denounced the religion and said that the contrast between it and Christianity is stark.

“The God we worship and serve this evening is not Allah,” he proclaimed, according to a video of the sermon. “The Muslim god—Allah—is a heathen deity. Allah is a cruel deity. Allah is a demon deity.”

McConnell then criticized the “foolish” British government for attempting to appease Muslims financially, saying that Islam is “Satanic” and “a doctrine spawned in Hell.” He also noted that Christians around the world are persecuted for their faith by the “fanatical worshipers” of Allah.

According to the Belfast Telegraph, McConnell’s remarks were inspired by the plight of Meriam Ibrahim—a Sudanese woman who was sentenced to hang after she was convicted of apostasy for refusing to deny her faith and convert to Islam.

But following McConnell’s sermon, the Police Service of Northern Ireland investigated the preacher for allegations of a hate crime. Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness described the preacher’s comments as “hate mongering” and said the anti-Muslim statements “must be condemned in the strongest possible terms.”

John McCreedy, assistant pastor at Whitewell Metropolitan Church, also soon resigned from his position because McConnell would not retract his statements. McConnell apologized for any offense he may have caused, but would not recant his sentiments.

“I spent many days trying to sort this, without success, and I could not continue after the pastor’s initial remarks were not withdrawn,” McCreedy told the Belfast Telegraph.

“The theological arguments presented by the pastor are a contradiction to my own beliefs—religious, political and moral—in relation to New Testament evangelism,” he continued. “Neither are they the views of many others I have spoken to at Whitewell, who have for years reached out to others from every ethnic background and denomination.”

Now, because McConnell refused a lesser punishment by the government following police questioning, prosecutors have decided to move the matter forward in court. The hate crimes charge appears to be related to the sermon being streamed online.

“I can confirm that following consideration of a complaint in relation to an internet broadcast of a sermon in May 2014, a decision was taken to offer an individual an informed warning for an offence contrary to the Communications Act 2003,” a spokesperson for the Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service told the publication Premier.

“That offence was one of sending, or causing to be sent, by means of a public electronic communications network, a message or other matter that was grossly offensive,” he continued. “The offer of an informed warning was refused by the defendant and accordingly the matter is now proceeding by way of a summary prosecution in the Magistrates Court.”

It is not yet known when McConnell’s trial will begin.

Freedom of speech and freedom of religion are officially dead in the U.K.

McConnell shouldn’t have even bothered apologizing for any offense caused; the Gospel will offend, and moreover, it’s not like that will protect him from prosecution, anyway. But glad he refused to retract his remarks. May the Lord give him courage and strength, and resolve to stand firm.

McCreedy, meanwhile, is a gutless, spineless coward. Glad he has resigned; there are plenty of dhimmi mainline ‘churches’ he can join instead.

 

What should be done about prisons?

Socially Extinct’s latest post is about prisons, and progs turning their gaze upon them, no doubt intending to ‘reform’ them along their ideological lines.

Like SE, the last thing I want to see are prisons remade along SJW, prog lines.

But I also don’t care for the status quo, in both directions.

That is to say, on the one hand, I think prisoners today have far too many privileges, in terms of things like the ability to communicate with the outside world / have contact with the outside world, through internet access, and the like. If it were up to me, I would severely curtail prisoners’ access to communication with the outside world (other than occasional visits through glass – no conjugal visits; and otherwise mostly communicating with loved ones by letters, the way it used to be), and entertainment, other than libraries to develop their minds and imaginations, and improve their literacy, etc., and maybe a prison band, playing musical instruments or singing in choirs – as was the case in olden days, certainly here in Canada, anyway. I’d make that a reward for good behaviour, rather than an automatic right. And if prisoners are made to do hard labour, they won’t need gyms to stay physically fit.

On the other hand, I do think there are many problems with modern prisons, both in terms of sadistic guards abusing their powers, having too much free reign to indulge in unnecessary levels of brutality against prisoners, and also in terms of prisoners having not enough oversight, and having free reign to victimize other prisoners, making them their ‘bitches’, etc.

I remember when this article came out over a decade ago, I was glad to see that someone on the Right (more or less) was actually concerned about the welfare of prisoners, although unlike Taylor, despite the racial dimensions which I do recognize, I see it more as a case of injustice, period, rather than particularly a racial one. (Prison rape and ‘bitch-making’ is wrong, period, regardless of who does it to whom, even if it happens more according to some patterns than others.) Would that others felt similarly, I thought.

IMO, both prisoners and guards don’t have enough oversight, and I don’t see why prisons need to have two people to a cell, rather than smaller individual solo cells. And given 21st century surveillance technologies available to us, I don’t see why we can’t implement a modern version of Bentham’s ‘panopticon‘, albeit with surveillance cameras rather than round-shaped buildings.

And rather than giving guards too much free reign to inflict violence sadistically, as they please, I’d rather have more formal institutionalized violence, such as bringing back the lash, and administering it for various offenses, with one designated guard doing the whipping at each prison, per shift.

I’d like prisons to be unpleasant places to be, but not in terms of permitting atrocities and injustices such as prison rape, and excessive beatings by guards. Simply in terms of being places of boredom, tedium, without many comforts, with much supervision, and formalized violence when warranted by true misbehaviour.

Surely, as Christians, we should believe in justice, which can be and must be hard sometimes, but we must avoid allowing injustices to occur, as we strive to administer justice.

 
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Posted by on June 17, 2015 in government, law, The Decline, The Kulturkampf

 
 
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