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102 College Campuses Make LGBT Group’s First Ever ‘Shame List’



Campus Pride Announces ‘Absolute Worst Campuses for LGBTQ Youth’ – Is Your School Listed?

Campus Pride has just announced its release of its first-ever “Shame List,” a group of 102 college campuses that are the “absolute worst” for LGBTQ youth. These schools “have chosen to openly discriminate against LGBTQ youth and have requested Title IX exemptions to perpetuate the harms of religion-based bigotry.”

Among those listed are colleges and universities that are well-known nationwide, and many that are not. 

Among the better-known is Bob Jones University is South Carolina, Brigham Young University in Utah and its campus in Idaho, and the largest Christian evangelical school in the world, Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University.

Some lesser-known schools that appear on the list NCRM has reported on over the years, including Carson-Newman University, and Wheaton College.

All 102 schools on Campus Pride’s list are controlled by religious organizations and have applied for a Title IX exemption. Some have been granted the exemption, which allows them to ignore federal law and discriminate against LGBT people.

“Religion-based bigotry is careless and life-threatening,” Shane Windmeyer, Executive Director of Campus Pride, says on th group’s website. “LGBTQ young people face high rates of harassment and violence, especially our trans youth and LGBTQ youth of color. The schools on this list openly discriminate against LGBTQ youth and many of these schools have requested or received Title IX exemptions for no other purpose than to discriminate, expel and ban LGBTQ youth from campus. It is shameful and wrong.”

Windmeyer told NCRM via email today the Shame List “focuses on anti-LGBTQ policies, programs and practices and a track record of that discrimination that is publicly found.  We hope that campus community members will share these openly with us so we can consider for future updates and next year’s list.”

It’s important to note that some of these schools not only discriminate against their LGBT students and employees, but use their influence to help advance anti-LGBT policies or political candidates. Earlier this year Jerry Falwell, Jr. (photo), the president of Liberty University, endorsed Donald Trump, months after the billionaire businessman delivered a speech at the school.


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Image: Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr.
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US Organization Promoting Freedom in Other Countries Issues Warning to America



Freedom House, a U.S government-funded but independent non-profit (NGO) founded in 1941 to promote democracy, advance freedom, and fight fascism around the world on Wednesday found itself facing fascism at home.

First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt was Freedom House’s first co-chair. The organization was “founded on the core conviction that freedom flourishes in democratic nations where governments are accountable to their people; the rule of law prevails; and freedoms of expression, association, and belief, as well as respect for the rights of women, minorities and historically marginalized groups, are guaranteed.”

On Wednesday President Donald Trump refused to commit to the peaceful transition of power, saying, “get rid of the ballots and you’ll have a very trans- — we’ll have a very peaceful — there won’t be a transfer, frankly; there’ll be a continuation.”

Trump’s refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power – never before in question since the Declaration of Independence was signed 244 years ago – was by default a threat of violence, as MSNBC’s Chris Hayes said.

Wednesday evening Freedom House issued what amounts to a warning – to its fellow Americans.

“A key tenet of democracy is that politicians respect the electoral process and the will of the people,” Freedom House said via Twitter. “There is nothing more anti-democratic than a leader who refuses to concede defeat.”

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‘Trump Is Advocating Civil War’: Reporter Stunned When President Refuses to Commit to Peaceful Transfer of Power



President Donald Trump on Wednesday refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power, instead sending a message to Democrats to “get rid of the ballots.”

Trump’s remarks were so disturbing the reporter who asked the question called it “the most frightening answer I have ever received to any question I have ever asked.”

Veteran journalist Brian Karem, a political analyst for CNN and the White House correspondent for Playboy, had asked the President the very simple question.

“Well we’re going to have to see what happens,” Trump replied. “I’ve been complaining very strongly about the ballots, the ballots are a disaster.”

“Get ri9d of the ballots and you’ll have – we’ll have a very peaceful – there won’t be a transfer, frankly, there will be a continuation.”

“The ballots are out of control. You know it, and you know who knows it? The Democrats.”

Ballots are how Americans cast their votes, and have been doing so for centuries.


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‘I Have to Leave for an Emergency Phone Call’: Trump Splits From His Own Press Conference for a ‘Big Call’



President Donald Trump was late for his 6:00 PM press conference and literally left in the middle for an “emergency” phone call.

“I have to leave for an emergency phone call,” Trump told reporters in the White House press briefing room. As he tried to leave one reporter peppered him with spot-on questions about this afternoon’s decision by a grand jury to not charge any of the three Louisville police officers for the killing of Breonna Taylor.

Asked what the call was about, Trump replied, “I have a big call.”



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