The Week In Review – Open Discussion
What a busy week this has been.
The Supreme Court of the United States has made marriage equality the law of the land. Within hours of the decision, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a statement directly challenging the decision for instigating a battle over “religious liberty.”
I wonder how he feels about heterosexual couples who co-habitate together outside of marriage, or has he erased the word “fornication” from his Bible? Marriage equality is not about sex. It’s about same-gender spouses having the same rights as heterosexual couples as beneficiaries and heirs. As Judge Judy often says on her program to heterosexual couples who live together outside of marriage, there is no law for the courts to divide property and order one party to pay bills “because you decided to play house without being married.”
Speaking of holier-than-thou believers and sex, Bristol Palin, who went on speaking tours to support abstinence, is pregnant again.
Earlier this year, she cancelled her wedding to Dakota Meyer. Neither have said whether is the father of the expectant child.
Also this week, the SCOTUS also kept key housing discrimination protections intact, along with the Affordable Health Care Act.
Although funerals for the victims of Dylann Roof’s hate are reminders of their tragic deaths, and the purported free speech that influenced Roof’s murderous plans and actions, the victims’ homecoming services have been uplifting. Reverend and State Senator Clementa Pinckney, Ethel Lance and Sharonda Coleman-Singleton were laid to rest this week.
Meanwhile, as of the time of writing this, 6 predominately Black churches have been set on fire, including in the states of Georgia and North Carolina.
Dylan Roof and Michael Slager have neighboring cells in jail. Slager is the Charleston former cop who shot Michael Scott in the back 8 times killing him. Roof is being held in cell 1141B. Slager is in 1140B.
This morning, 30-year old Brittany “Bree” Newsome dressed in climbing gear and a helmet, shimmied up a 30-foot flagpole on the grounds of the South Carolina state Capitol, and removed the Confederate battle flag. She, along with another activist, James Tyson, were arrested, charged with defacing a monument, a misdemeanor. Filmmaker Michael Moore has offered to pay Bree’s legal fees. The ColorofChange has launched an online petition calling for the charge to be dropped and donations to pay legal costs. As of this writing, it has raised over $60,000.
Richard Matt, a fugitive, prison escapee, was killed yesterday. The other fugitive, David Sweat, is still on the run.
Three Baltimore police officers are on administrative leave pending investigation into answering a domestic disturbance call, forcing themselves into the home, and firing at least 19 rounds of bullets, killing 41-year old Spencer Lee McCain. The officers who shot McCain said that they feared he had a weapon, but no firearms were found.
Mr. Stalker lost his appeal to the order of the court denying him a restraining order against one of our writers, Santiago. Towerflower, another of our writers, saw a program on HBO and provided us with the link to the video. Although it’s posted on another thread, I will post it again in case you missed it. It’s a bit over 16 minutes, but is very good showing the true experience of victims. It also confirms what I’ve been sharing here for a long time, which is that the internet became a haven for mean people, criminals, and stalkers, with the introduction of AOHell. AOL introduced unlimited use for $19.99 per month, and the use of “handles.”
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Posted on 06/27/2015, in Confederate Flag, open discussion, Potpourri and tagged Bree Newsome, Bristol Palin, church fires, confederate flag, cyberharassment, Marriage equality, racism, Spencer Lee McCain. Bookmark the permalink. 58 Comments.