So what do that actually stand FOR?
Family Research Council and Focus on the Family ARE HATE GROUPS
Oh god, just what we need, fake 'centrists' (how much do you want to bet these centrists want to cut social security?). The R's and D's already overlap on most issues besides abortion and gay marriage. The problem isn't when they're fighting each other. The problem is when they do come together. Most of the worst pieces of legislation over the last twenty years have been bipartisan efforts. NAFTA, DOMA, PATRIOT ACT (several times), the Iraq War, there's dozens more.
Wow, "In fact, I bet the teachers with the poorest classroom results place the biggest focus on teaching social issues and agendas." Mr. Crabtree, you really like taking HUGE leaps! Haha! So, this previous quote is based on...? Did you just grab this out of the air because it suits your article and personal position? Get with the program, the rich, white majority in the local area doesn't inspire diversity. Everyone benefits by exposure to ideas that are different from their own. Inclusion is good, exclusion is bad...get it?
The most logical place to look is 14 George Street, in a locked closet to which Spoleo Festival USA director Nigel Redden has the key.
If their platform doesn't include the end of gerrymandered districts via the replacement of legislative redistricting with a multi-partisan committee to create competitive districts, they are cutting themselves off at the knees.
Candidates who have to appeal to a wide cross section of voters, rather than a tiny base, will bring moderation back to the state and country.
Aids is a preventable disease. Keep it in ur pants and shazam....no aids!!
Is this from The Onion?
" it's time to stop focusing on improving test scores in schools " or so says this "expert".
Really, where does the CCP dig up these idiots?
I had my last child at CBP and cannot put into words how wonderful it was. I am pregnant again and it makes me anxious to think that I may have to give birth in a hospital setting. Shame on DHEC for allowing politics to get in the way of our daily freedoms. Maybe every expecting mother who currently goes to CBP should sue DHEC for the unnecessary stress this has caused them and their fetus during their pregnancy.
None of these groups belong in schools, but liberals seem to get away with pushing them in the name of equality and whatever their cause of the week is. Liberals push their own agendas on the next generation so they will have a new group of poor, mindless followers that need a group like the Southern Poverty Law Center to think and provide for them instead of building a generation of leaders and workers.
In a strange way, there is some agreement between MatCat and Artrogue here. No question that there was a slaughter of natives, no question that colonials were taking over others' land, and no apparent question that we're fed a Hallmark version of history with this. I guess it just comes down to how much effort one wants to put into figuring out which historians' accounts are accurate and which are merely "truthiness."
So I don't feel bad about celebrating Thanksgiving, as I have no tie to early settlers whether they were good or awful neighbors, and I don't view it as a commemoration of the Pilgrim's feast. After all, they didn't have football back then nor did they have canned cranberry sauce, much less complaints regarding air travel, Democrats, Republicans, or gas prices which are centerpieces of the American Thanksgiving table.
I can just be thankful that we have a non-partisan, all-inclusive holiday that always kicks off a 4-day weekend for me. And I freaking love Thanksgiving leftovers.
Groups like the "Family Research Council" make the word family seem so awful that it embarrasses me to have a family, much less a "Christian" one. They're disgusting and espouse brutal, soulless ideas on those they deem inequal. Yeah, the group that recommended a concentration camp for homosexuals isn't a hate group at all, Bryan. Get real.
Here's a fun example of the propagandizing against homosexuals that FRC does: http://pamshouseblend.firedoglake.com/2013…
Thank you for breaking this story almost a week ago. This is an issue that is a lot bigger that just Charleston Birth Center, but the center is a well deserved rallying point. The next few days are going to be interesting. I am looking forward to your coverage!
Is it April 1st? The title might as well read "Mt. Pleasant school adopts program from organization that thinks the sky is blue and the Earth is round". the SPLC is a great organization and the fact that this appears to be the first time this "journalist" has ever heard of the group is sad...very very sad.
This is a shame full indictment of the Bible Belt's views sex education and teaching condom use. The religious and political leaders know that using condoms effectively prevent the transmission of AIDS and other STDs but continue to their demagogy to pander instead of lead.
I think if Travel+Leisure is talking about it, it's all over.
Honesty about the history begins with you and your column first. Doing five minutes of research should have made you think about another subject on Our Holiday.
"When colonists from Dorchester settled Connecticut in 1635 (pushing out the Plymouth men who had gotten there first) or New Haven in 1637, the common tradition of providential holidays was present in the new colonies.
The first occasion for a providential holiday in Connecticut was the successful conclusion (from a colonial point of view) of the Pequot War in 1637. The war and the terrible massacre at the Mystic village was the result of events stirred up by Massachusetts Bay and its Connecticut settlements for which the unfortunate Pequots got the blame.
The Puritan colonies were immensely heartened by the “victory” and declared a day of thanksgiving and praise for October 12. 1637, which was observed in Massachusetts, and in Scituate in Plymouth Colony as well.
This event has sometimes been mis-identified as the “first New England thanksgiving” by modern anti-colonial partisans.
It was the first Connecticut thanksgiving, however, and was followed by other fast and thanksgiving days after the manner of the other Puritan colonies.
Far from initiating a tradition or influencing the actual evolution of the New England Thanksgiving, the 1621 harvest celebration was a unique event that had no effect on history until it was recast as a myth of Victorian invention.
The American Thanksgiving holiday evolved out of English Calvinist practices quite independently of Pilgrims and harvest festivals.
Thanksgiving proclamations were made mostly by church leaders in New England up until 1682, and then by both state and church leaders until after the American Revolution.
As President of the United States, George Washington proclaimed the first nation-wide thanksgiving celebration in America marking November 26, 1789, "as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favours of Almighty God.
From the time of the Founding Fathers until the time of Lincoln, the date Thanksgiving was observed varied from state to state.
Thanksgiving was first celebrated on the same date by all states in 1863 by a presidential proclamation of Abraham Lincoln.
Lincoln proclaimed the date to be the final Thursday in November in an attempt to foster a sense of American unity between the Northern and Southern states.
Because of the ongoing Civil War and the Confederate States of America's refusal to recognize Lincoln's authority, a nationwide Thanksgiving date was not realized until Reconstruction was completed in the 1870s.
Lets be honest, This is just another attempt for you to push your agenda.
The FRC and Focus on the Family
propagate the pedophilia equals homosexuality myth and a leader of the former group has called for the mass deportation of gay Americans. They more than deserve their bigoted label by the SPLC.
Our "agenda" is not to be treated like crap by our own local,state,and federal government. How shocking!
If that's " extremist" to
you then you are just as bigoted as the groups mentioned in your column.
How about not sitting in judgment of someone else? Your kids can't catch the the dreaded "gay" by being near us or GASP!! saying the word itself.
Yep, the apology and criticism usually followed some time in the re-education programs. Brings back memories of the cold war, watching the favored ones live in the workers paradises.
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