Club Q Survivors Testify In Congress About Horrific Nightclub Shooting

Survivors of the Club Q nightclub shooting in Colorado Springs testified about LGBT violence before the House Oversight Committee. Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur discuss on The Young Turks.

Read more HERE: https://www.cpr.org/2022/12/14/club-q…

“It’s been less than a month since an armed attacker shot up an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, killing five people and wounding 17.

Two of the survivors of that mass shooting, as well as a co-owner of Club Q, testified on Capitol Hill on Wednesday about that night and the rise of hate aimed at their community.

Sitting behind an imposing oak desk, facing members of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, 25-year-old Michael Anderson recalled working behind the bar at Club Q when he heard the sound of gunfire.

“I can still hear the rapid firing of bullets today,” he said. “It’s a sound I may never forget. It’s a sound I hope no one here or anywhere else in this country has to hear.”

This Ron DeSantis Covid-19 PR Stunt Gives Away His 2024 Plans

Ron Desantis is seeking a grand jury investigation of Covid-19 manufacturers. Ana Kasparian discusses on The Young Turks.

Read more HERE: https://www.cnn.com/2022/12/13/politi…

“Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday asked his state’s Supreme Court to green-light an investigation of “any and all wrongdoing in Florida with respect to Covid-19 vaccines,” his latest move to cast doubt on the vaccines’ effectiveness and amplify fears about side effects.

In the petition filed with the Florida Supreme Court, the Republican governor requests the empaneling of a grand jury to investigate a broad group of entities associated with the development, distribution and promotion of the vaccines, including pharmaceutical manufacturers and their executive officers, as well as medical associations.

DeSantis also said Tuesday he was launching a public health integrity committee – a panel that would counter the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which DeSantis said “is not serving a useful function; it’s really serving to advance narratives rather than do evidence-based medicine.”

The panel would assess guidance and actions from federal agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health, US Food and Drug Administration and the CDC.”*

Republicans: No Child Tax Credit Until We Get Another Business Tax Cut

The Biden White House and congressional Democrats are willing to heavily compromise on making the Child Tax Credit permanent, but Republicans are refusing to come to the table. Ana Kasparian discusses on The Young Turks.

Read more HERE: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/child-…

“Democrats haven’t gotten any traction so far in their efforts to expand a cash subsidy for parents, a move that would dramatically reduce child poverty.

Adding child tax credit benefits to a year-end spending bill would require significant GOP support, and Republicans seem unenthusiastic.

“The country frankly doesn’t have the time or the money for the partisan, expensive provisions such as child tax credit,” said Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas), the top Republican on the House committee that oversees taxes.”

Woman Dressed Like A Cat Goes On Bigoted Rant Against Trans School Board Member

An Arizona woman pulled an anti-trans stunt at a school board meeting. Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur discuss on The Young Turks

Read more HERE: https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2022/12/p…

“A woman who calls herself “Patriot Barbie” dressed up as a cat and went to a school board meeting in a bizarre attempt to humiliate a transgender teacher.

“I am a cat,” Lindsey Graham – not the U.S. senator but the conservative host of the podcast Patriot Barbie – said at a Liberty Elementary School District meeting in Arizona, while licking her hand.

“Meow meow,” she added with ennui.”

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Christian teacher fired after rudely interrupting Muslim students mid-prayer

https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/christian-teacher-fired-after-rudely-interrupting-muslim-students-mid-prayer/

How entitled and arrogant some Christians are.   They will have their religion be the only religion in the US, the first amendment be damned.  It is hard to tell if she stepped on the student’s hand or kicked it out of the way from the video, but she clearly was trying to interrupt the prayers by walking in, around, and over them.  I love that she called their prayers magic I wonder what she calls Christian prayers?   Hugs

“I believe in Jesus, so I’m interrupting the floor,” the teacher said in an incident caught on video
 
Christian teacher fired after rudely interrupting Muslim students mid-prayer | A teacher at Franklin Academy in Florida was fired after a video showed her stepping on a Muslim student's hand during prayer and referring to his beliefs as 'magic'
A teacher at Franklin Academy in Florida was fired after a video showed her stepping on a Muslim student’s hand during prayer and referring to his beliefs as ‘magic’ (screenshot via NBC News)
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Ateacher at Franklin Academy, a public charter school in Florida, has been fired after she interrupted three Muslim students in the middle of a prayer. She stepped on their hands during the sacred ritual and dismissively calling their worship “magic.” That’s especially ironic coming from a Christian, since the same faculty member said, “I believe in Jesus, so I’m interrupting the floor.”

Video of the incident was shared Thursday on TikTok, where it has over 1.3 million views so far:

Earlier today, a very troubling TikTok video was shared with our leadership team. At Franklin, we do not tolerate discriminatory behavior in any form.

While we do not discuss personnel matters, we can share that the teacher in question is no longer a member of the Franklin Academy staff.

We look forward to continuing our IB initiatives of creating a better and more peaceful world through intercultural & racial understanding and mutual respect.

That’s the right course of action since religious bigotry has no place in a public school. But many other questions have been ignored.

What would have happened if the incident wasn’t caught on film?

What is the school going to do to prevent incidents like this in the future?

Why don’t those students have a safe place where they can worship without interrupting anyone else?

Were the Muslim students in that office without asking or were they granted permission earlier? (According to a TikTok comment left by the student who posted the video, two teachers “allowed us into the room that we were in.” He added that everything was fine for the Muslim students until the teacher in question walked into the room.)

Why were the students filming this? (Is it because this has happened before?)

And the most important question of all: What would conservatives be saying if a Muslim was caught on camera interrupting a Christian student who was privately praying during the school day?

It’s irrelevant what you think of Islam. Muslim students have every right to worship as they wish and most administrators have no problem finding space for students to pray peacefully during school hours. It shouldn’t be that complicated. That’s not always the case, though:

Incidents like this are why it’s important for school staff to have religious awareness, according to Abdullah Jaber, the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Florida chapter (CAIR-Florida).

“It is of utmost importance that school administrators and staff know basic faith practices to serve students practicing their faith, in this case, Muslims,” said Jaber.

Even now, days later, the school has not publicly said how it plans to address this matter. For an issue as simple as basic religious tolerance, this shouldn’t be complicated. 

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