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A Quick Message To Readers About The New Civil Rights Movement



Regular readers know that almost never do we interrupt you with site-specific news, information, or requests, but we’re going to do just that very quickly right now.

LGBT blogger Pam Spaulding last night on Twitter told an avid reader and supporter — whom I know and am very grateful to for her advocacy — “Blogging doesn’t pay the bills and I cannot clone myself.” To be frank, it really struck a chord, and I thought I’d use it as a jumping off point to share a few thoughts.

As you probably assume, the only income The New Civil Rights Movement receives is from advertising, and quite frankly, it’s so small it doesn’t even pay the rent. Not even half the rent.

I mention this only because for us to continue to deliver high-quality news and opinion, that you often will find either here first or no where else, we need advertisers to continue to want to support us with their business.

(By the way, if you’re new here, or just want to know a little more about the site, please visit our media page.)

And despite the small amount of space we have available for ads, we want to stay true to our mission: to be of service to our community.

Recently, we’ve run several ads free of charge, because we believe in the causes the ads represent. And it’s not the first time we’ve done that.

Gay Marriage USA is a Facebook page that was created by the same person who created Gay Marriage For New York, which attracted almost 150,000 fans in a fairly short period of time. They’re doing a great job advocating for the same thing we are — marriage equality — and I hope you’ll “like” both pages. (This ad expired Tuesday but the pages are very much active on Facebook. Please visit them!)

Keep Education FAIR is an ad that’s running free of charge too because I’m personally very concerned about the future of SB 48, California’s FAIR Education Act. You should be too. I reached out to Equality California, GLSEN, and the GSA Network and asked how I could help. Hopefully we’ll be doing more to help ensure SB 48 stays the law in California. I hope you will be too.

And Lemon Sky is a great and important off-Broadway show here in NYC that just started previews last night. Lanford Wilson, a gay playwright who died earlier this year, wrote the show, and we wanted to support the production. And, on a personal note, my fiancé is the assistant director, and so we wanted to support the show even more because of that, but we would have run the ad regardless.

The other ads on the site are important too, like “The Missing link,” and the ad that reads, “Shocking Meat Video,” both of which have very generously helped support us the past few months.

Another word about ads. We don’t blindly accept ads. There are plenty of ads we’ve rejected, because we won’t support their mission, or because we felt they were inappropriate and would degrade the quality of the site overall.

Some ads, mostly those via Google, may occasionally upset you. Once in a while we get emails asking why we’re running ads for, say, Michele Bachmann. It’s not by choice — Google serves ads based upon content and based upon your browsing habits. If you see an ad that upsets you, please email us and let us know the site the ad goes to so we can ask it be blocked.

Lastly, as I said, the only income we receive is via ads. Not totally accurate.

If we write a piece that mentions a book, often we’ll link to the book at Amazon, and on the rare chance you buy the book through that link, we make a tiny amount of money. To date, that amount has been $11.79.

Also, on the bottom right hand side of the page, you’ll notice a yellow “donate” button. A few generous souls over the past few years have used it to show their gratitude for our work. While we don’t usually mention it, of course, we’d be most grateful if you found yourself wanting to use it.

In fact, at some point soon we may be forced to actively campaign for donations, perhaps much like PBS does now. We’ll see. Delivering high-quality content isn’t free, nor is it easy.

You can help keep us running and help us get our message of equality out. Donations are one way. Bringing more visitors is another.

If you like an article here, please, share it with your friends, family, and co-workers. Tweet it, Facebook it, Google+ it, Reddit it, Fark it, Digg it. The more people who visit, the more we can focus on delivering high-quality news, information, and opinion to you.

I wanted you, our loyal readers, to know a little bit more about what we’re doing here and why.

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Fox Host Says Democrats Don’t Believe in Heaven So They Play ‘Hard’ to ‘Perfect’ Earth



Fox News host Rachel Campos-Duffy blamed the differences between Republicans and Democrats on religious beliefs about Heaven.

On Sunday’s Fox & Friends program, co-host Pete Hegseth argued religion was liberating because people could realize they aren’t perfect. A video clip of the moment was shared on social media.

“It changes the way you look even at politics,” Campos-Duffy agreed. “And sometimes, you know, we look at how hard on the left they play. They really play for keeps. They play in a way that’s very, you know, a lot of times conservatives look at it and go, why don’t we play as hard as them?”

The Fox News host said Democrats were trying to perfect the Earth because they did not believe in Heaven.

“Well, for them, where we live right now, this place, Earth is it,” she opined. “So everything’s on the line here for them. They think, as you said, they can perfect this Earth. Those of us who have faith don’t believe that. And we believe how we act here determines where we go after. And so we had to behave.”

“And so even in politics, we don’t, you know, we act within those moral limits,” Campos-Duffy insisted. “And you know, the ends justify the means is sort of the rules for radicals. That’s not how Christians act.”

Watch the video below from Fox News or at the link.


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Extremist Group Targets Florida High School’s Yearbook Over Inclusion of LGBTQ Students Section



The publication of a Florida high school yearbook that included an LGBTQ section has drawn rebuke from a conservative group, The Orlando Sentinel reports.

Lyman High School’s 256-page yearbook includes two pages that highlight the school’s LGBTQ students and features gender identity terms such as “genderfluid” and “nonbinary.”

The Seminole County Public Schools in response to the criticism is offering to issue refunds or reprint the yearbook without the LGBTQ section that the conservative Seminole County Moms for Liberty claims is offensive.

“They shouldn’t have any sexual definitions in a yearbook,” the group’s chapter chair Jessica Tillmann told The Sentinel.

“This is a yearbook that goes to every student as young as 14.”

The school’s yearbook is stirring controversy for a second straight year after the district in 2022 considered putting stickers over photos of a student walkout protesting the so-called “don’t say gay” law, the report said.

The Sentinel’s Skyler Swisher reports that “An LGBTQ+ section in this year’s yearbook includes a picture of members of the student’s Gay-Straight Alliance, definitions of key LGBTQ+ terms, a passage on the evolution of pronouns and a profile of a student who advocates for the LGBTQ+ community.”

Danielle Pomeranz, the school yearbook’s faculty advisor, isn’t on board with the district’s decision to remove the LGBTQ content.

“They are definitions,” Pomeranz told The Sentinel.

“They are not teaching anything about sex at all. … Nobody is teaching anybody about sex acts. It is ridiculous.”

Pomeranz has since resigned from her position in the district, citing in part the Sunshine State’s political climate and an unsupportive district, the report said.

“We’ve always had the LGBTQ+ spread in there,” she said.

“Our job as journalists and members of the yearbook staff is to provide coverage of the entire school and that includes all of the communities, including the LGBTQ+ community.”

Read the full article here.

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‘No Longer the Lord’s Chicken’: ‘Christian Woman’ Says She’s ‘Grieving’ Over ‘Woke’ Chick-fil-A Hiring a Diversity Officer



A self-described “Christian woman” who is a contributor to the far-right wing students organization Turning Point USA, is being widely mocked for posting a video attacking Chick-fil-A over claims the conservative, privately-owned, faith-based fast food restaurant chain recently hired a diversity officer.

“So I’m grieving,” the video, apparently by Morgonn McMichael (below), begins. “It’s lunchtime. I’m here with Aubrey. And we really wanted some Chick-fil-A but because they decided to hire a diversity, equity and inclusion corporate position, and also bow down to the woke lord because their ESG scores, and also I found out do you know their chicken is funded by BlackRock and Vanguard? Yeah their farms, they use Tyson and this other farm, BlackRock and Vanguard funded chicken.”

If you think that’s a mouthful just wait, there’s more.

“Chick-fil-A,” Morgonn continues, “you are no longer the Lord’s chicken. You’re actually the woke chicken and I’m really upset about it as a Christian woman. All we wanted was some good fried chicken so now we’re gonna go to Cane’s, we’re going to try it out.”

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Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers is a Louisiana-based fast food restaurant with 600 locations in the U.S. and Western Asia.

“This is really difficult because there’s a Chick-fil-A is across the street. Now eating chicken fingers instead of chicken nuggets. I know, first world Christian woman problems, but no one will ever understand the love that I had for Chick-fil-A.”

“You know, we’re taking this boycott Chick-fil-A thing seriously, and it’s really difficult.”

The video was posted to Twitter by the anonymous group PatriotTakes, which has been described as a liberal political action committee. It quickly went viral, garnering over 2 million views in just eight hours. Late Friday afternoon Morgonn tweeted, “sarcasm and satire are things the left doesn’t seem to understand.”

For those who don’t know, Turning Point USA, a far-right Christian nationalist organization, was founded by the ultra-MAGA Charlie Kirk, now a member of the highly-secretive Council for National Policy.

CNP’s membership list also includes former Trump attorney, ally, and advisor Cleta Mitchell, and Ginni Thomas.

“CNP members range from the leaders of the Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society, to the Southern Poverty Law Center designated anti-LGBTQ hate groups Family Research Council and Alliance Defending Freedom,” Documented reported last year.

Turning Point USA was in the news last week after Rolling Stone reported: “Charlie Kirk’s TPUSA Teamed Up With a Registered Sex Offender.”

Meanwhile, over at TPUSA, Morgonn McMichael’s bio says she is “a Gen Z social media influencer from Texas whose effort to empower and inspire America’s next generation of young conservative female leaders through patriotic online video content has amassed over 100,000 unique social media impressions every week on Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, and more.”

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“Morgonn has dedicated the last year promoting freedom of speech, religious liberty, personal responsibility, and limited government both online and across TPUSA campus chapters. Morgonn has also reached tens of thousands of viewers of all ages with her articles and appearances on Newsmax, Real America’s Voice, OAN, and Breitbart, offering insightful cultural commentary into the most pressing issues concerning young conservatives today.”

Apparently, Chick-fil-A’s diversity officer (more on that next) is one of “the most pressing issues concerning young conservatives today.”

Morgonn did claim Chick-fil-A “decided to hire a diversity, equity and inclusion” officer.

Well, stunningly, the company – long known for its hate-filled attacks on same-sex marriage – did, over a year ago.

A USA Today fact check found Chick-fil-A hired Erick McReynolds, its vice president of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, more than a year and a half ago. The company even has a DEI page featuring him on its corporate website.

PatriotTakes also tweeted, “TPUSA Contributor Morgonn, who is now calling for a boycott of Chick-fil-a, previously said, Cancel culture is toxic’ and ‘needs to be canceled.'”

As some social media users pointed out, Cane’s Chicken Fingers is very pro-LGBTQ.

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“Since its inception in the early 2000s, Raising Cane’s has been a strong supporter of the LGBT community,” San Diego Gay & Lesbian News (SDGLN) reported in November. “The chicken chain was one of the first companies to offer domestic partner benefits to its employees and has been a vocal advocate for LGBT rights. In 2015, Raising Cane’s was named one of the best places to work for LGBT Equality by the Human Rights Campaign.”

In response to Morgonn’s video, Mississippi Free Press editor Ashton Pittman posted this screenshot from a Raising Cane’s tweet:

Over at TPUSA, Morgonn has written content including a piece titled, “Disney’s Male Employee in a Dress Sparks Outrage,” that begins, “At Disney, anyone can be a princess — even a grown man.”

Also, “Disney in Decline: Company Loses Billions Due to Woke Agenda.”

Noted actor and activist George Takei weighed in, tweeting simply, “They’ve lost their goddamned minds.”

Watch Morgonn below or at this link.

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