Showing posts with label racism & bigotry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label racism & bigotry. Show all posts

Friday, July 8, 2016

With All Due Respect To Reddit's r/Conservative Page...


....HRC's got a point there; it might not be the point they like, but its' a vaild point; looking back at American history, its' only been in the past few decades that Americans' of all stripes have been able to fully contribute to society - in voting, politics, business, etc. - and its' really gotten under the skin of Americans' who seemingly want to yearn for and return us to the good old days....you know, the days when women stayed in the kitchen, blacks didn't try to assert their rights, LGBTs' stayed in the closet, etc.,etc.,etc.

Well, all I can say to them is that, hopefully, those days won't ever freaking come back...

Friday, July 1, 2016

Police Called To Classroom Over Racist Comments...About Brownies?

....so let me get this straight: a third-grader made some comment about brownies being served at an end-of-the-year celebration...and they called the cops over it?
According to Philly.com, a third grader “made a comment about the brownies being served to the class,” after which another student cried “racism,” prompting the school to call the Collingswood Police Department:On June 16, police were called to an unlikely scene: an end-of-the-year class party at the William P. Tatem Elementary School in Collingswood.
A third grader had made a comment about the brownies being served to the class. After another student exclaimed that the remark was “racist,” the school called the Collingswood Police Department, according to the mother of the boy who made the comment.
“He said they were talking about brownies…Who exactly did he offend?” said Stacy Dos Santos, the child’s mother, obviously angry about the school’s overreaction. “He was intimidated, obviously. There was a police officer with a gun in the holster talking to my son, saying, ‘Tell me what you said.’ He didn’t have anybody on his side.”
The story doesn’t end there. Not long after contacting the boy’s father and grilling the preadolescent perp for his microaggressions toward brownies, the police referred the incident to New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency. (Independent Journal Review)
...I think the gentlemen below had it right after all....

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Race May Be Used As One Of Multiple Factors In College Admissions, SCOTUS Rules

...and to think, fellow conservatives pinned their hopes on getting rid of affirmative action on a mediocre student....
For the last several years, supporters of affirmative action have awoken every day justifiably fearing that the courts would bring race-conscious university admissions policies to a swift end. The 2006 appointment of Justice Samuel Alito gave conservatives a solid majority on the Supreme Court, and Justice Anthony Kennedy, the closest thing the Court has to a swing voter on issues of race, has not historically been sympathetic to affirmative action.

Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, which the Supreme Court decided on Thursday, was the vehicle opponents of affirmative action chose in order to kill the programs. And, as this case proceeded through one of the most conservative federal appeals courts in the country and then, to two separate trips to the Supreme Court, it looked likely that affirmative action was on its death bed. Worse, for defenders of race-conscious programs, Justice Elena Kagan was recused from Fisher, so Justice Antonin Scalia’s recent death appeared unlikely to change the outcome in this case.

At yet, affirmative action will survive. As ThinkProgress quipped shortly after the second round of Supreme Court oral arguments in Fisher, Justice Kennedy spent the entirety of this litigation playing the role of the Dread Pirate Roberts from Rob Reiner’s classic film The Princess Bride. In that film, the Dread Pirate keeps a captive alive, telling him each night that “I’ll most likely kill you in the morning.” Yet in the end, the pirate does not kill his captive, instead turning over his ship and his title to the new Dread Pirate.

As it was in the movies, so it was Thursday in the Supreme Court — sort of. Though Kennedy appeared likely to kill affirmative action at many turns throughout this case, he cast the key fourth vote to uphold it over the dissents of his three most conservative colleagues. But, while Fisher is a victory for affirmative action, it is only a partial one. Kennedy’s opinion makes it clear that universities have a high and ongoing burden if they want to maintain affirmative action programs. It could also potentially inspire a rash of harassment suits targeting these programs. (Think Progress)
Background: The plaintiff in this case, Abigail Fisher, had applied to the University of Texas back in 2008 and was denied admission, which - given the fact that, according to most news reports, she was a mediocre student at best - should've ended the case right there...unfortunately, Fisher, who is white, decided to sue the university system on the grounds of discrimination, arguing that Texas's admissions program was in violation of the 14th Amendment's Equal Protection Clause.

Now, Texas's admissions program for UT-Austin (a/k/a the University of Texas) is a two-step process...first, the university allows any student across the state of Texas who graduates in the Top 10% of their high school graduating class (the state's Top-10 rule) admission to the university irrespective of race. Afterward, any open positions remaining in each year's freshman class are filled according to UT-Austin's pre-Top 10 admissions policy, which - among other things - takes in race as one of several factors.

The crux of the case wasn't with the Top-10 part of the university's admissions policy but with the other part of it, where race does play a factor (the reason it doesn't in regards to the former is because that rule, as extablished by Texas law, applies across-the-board irrespective of race). Now, I have no problem with race being used as a factor in admissions so long as it doesn't go against the Court's Bakke decision, which is at present the gold standard for how race should be used as a factor (i.e. not as the prevailing factor in admissions but as one of multiple factors in the admissions process).

So, why was this case important? Had Fisher won here, it would've wreaked havoc on admissions policies across the country as supporters of the plaintiff here could've used it as a cudgel to hammer back at not only the Bakke decision but on the whole idea of equal protection under the law; in addition, as I intimated earlier, Abigail Fisher is no Allan Bakke; unlike Bakke, who was a stellar student by all accounts denied entry based on race, Fisher was, at best, a 3.5 GPA student who tried to get in simply because she was white and got into fit of pique over the fact that, in this case, the university rightfully did the correct thing and didn't admit her.

That said, the issue of whether race should be a factor in university admissions isn't over by any means; from what I've read, the plaintiffs' attorneys have said that they intend to seek out other students around the country affected by similar policies...all I can say here is - besides good luck - is that before you try to use the 14th Amdt. as a cudgel against these policies, pick a better student to attempt the effort with.

Friday, June 17, 2016

"I'm Done Accommodating Religious Hatred Towards Queer Lives"

With all due respect to social conservatives, I couldn't agree with Paul Raushenbush here below more....quoting in foll:
Over the last 48 hours I’ve come to know that I am fully and finally done accommodating religious hatred towards queer lives — whether from foaming mouthed extremists from any religious tradition, or polite, “respectable” religious denominations with which I most closely identify.
I’m done. It’s over.
How utterly pathetic that it took 49 lives slaughtered for me to pack up my “thank you for your point of view on why queer lives are not fully human” table and close shop.
For too long I have tolerated “Setting a big tent” and “Allowing many points of view” and “Dialogue” when talking about LGBT people as if our lives are up for debate and as if the jury is still out on our humanity, our dignity, or our being made beautifully in God’s image.
Fuck “love the sinner, hate the sin.” All I hear in these conversations now is death.
Recently, a woman associate pastor who is the lifeline for closeted LGBT people in her congregation told me that the senior pastor insists that their church be “Welcoming and NOT Affirming.”
DEATH.
Prettified permission to kill others, petrified permission to kill self.
I’m done. Silence = Death.
There is no more debate on queer lives. I will love and be loved and my love is not a question mark in your canon. I will not debate at your annual gathering. There is either death, or life. I will choose life. I will give life. Everlasting.
And now, a benediction from Angels in America: “The world only spins forward. We will be citizens. The time has come. Bye now. You are fabulous creatures, each and every one. And I bless you: More Life. The Great Work Begins.” (Huffington Post)
If this past weekend's tragic shooting in Orlando does anything, it should forever put to rest the idea that we in the LGBT community should ever - ever! - take it easy in regards to life in this great Republic. Have we made gains? Hell yes.

Can we as part of America writ large - and America in turn towards us - go further? Yes, quite definitely, even if it means standing right in the faces of the social conservatives - even, as I sometimes like to point - if it means standing right in the faces of fellow conservatives...and saying to them very bluntly, "We're not going to the back of the proverbial bus ever again; we want to be an equal part of this great and grand society that is America; we simply want to be ourselves and not have to worry about whether you accept or not.

America doesn't work like that; there are no qualifiers on anything enshrined in the Constitution that say "these rights are available to everyone but queer lives"...those rights are just as available to us as to anyone else in this great land and I'll be damned if I'm going to continue and sit by, watching as others on my side of the political aisle cast aspersions on my fellow Americans simply for being who they are.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Once Again, Franklin Graham Puts His Foot In His Piehole...

....how else do you explain this?

Where do you begin? Well, to start with, Donald Trump's speech earlier this week was filled with some of the most despicable, vilest language that I've ever heard used towards a sitting president (Media Matters links 1, 2, 3, 4) which makes you wonder at times if we aren't seeing a replay of conditions in Germany c. late 1920's prior to Hitler's rise to power. Of course, this ain't the first time Billy Graham's son has attacked the LGBT community, so none of this surprises me any...what does surprise me is Graham's sanction of it.

Now, I know, under the Constitution, there are and to a great degree should be protections on religious freedom as stated in the 1st Amendment...but when you read Mr. Graham's words above (I refuse to call him a 'reverend'; in my opinion, Franklin Graham is a bigoted thug hiding himself in the cloth of Christianity)one wonders when someone will say to Mr. Graham, 
Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?

Friday, June 3, 2016

With Due Apologies To My Fellow Conservatives...

After Donald Trump's most recent contretemps' over the judge in the Trump University case, I've come down to one simple, inexorable decision and that is...as much as I loathe Hillary Clinton, as much as I want to see her held accountable for the email server controversy, as much as I despise her foreign policy failures...all that aside, I cannot and will not - I repeat: CAN NOT AND WILL NOT! - vote for a narcissistic, draft-dodging, bully-boy xenophobic bigot, which is exactly what Donald Trump is!

Put simply, I'm voting for Hillary Clinton for President because as much as I hate that evil bitch, at least she's a known quantity - we know her political views, her policy positions, etc. - we know what kind of a person she is. You know what Donald Trump is, ladies and germs? He is a caudillo, an American caudillo who would, if he ever got his haqnds on the reigns of power, would destroy everything this country stands for - its' institutions, its' heritage and history, its' values and beliefs - all that would go right out the fucking window if Donald Trump becomes President, because frankly, we just don't know what the hell his political policies...no wait: we do know his policies and frankly they should scare the hell out of any honest conservative - or any honest American, for that matter...so yeah, I'm going to hold my damn nose and vote for that bitch the Democrat on the Left because as bad as she is, Trump is worse.


P.S. Apologies for the foul language above, but when  it comes to Donald Trump, I'm being exceedingly polite in my thoughts above, folks...

P.P.S. Open thread, folks.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Muslim Groups Block LGBT Groups From U.N. AIDS Conference

....and I thought American Christianists were bad at this kind of stuff....
A group of 51 Muslim states has blocked 11 gay and transgender organizations from attending a high-level meeting at the United Nations next month on ending Aids, sparking a protest by the US, Canada and the EU.
Egypt wrote to the president of the 193-member general assembly on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to object to the participation of the 11 groups. It did not give a reason in the letter, which Reuters has seen.
Samantha Power, US ambassador to the UN, wrote to the general assembly president, Mogens Lykketoft, and said the groups appeared to have been blocked for involvement in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy.
“Given that transgender people are 49 times more likely to be living with HIV than the general population, their exclusion from the high-level meeting will only impede global progress in combating the HIV/Aids pandemic,” Power wrote.
UN officials said the EU and Canada also wrote to Lykketoft to protest against the objections by the OIC group, whose members include Saudi Arabia, Iran, Indonesia, Sudan and Uganda. (Huffington Post)
....with all due respect to the OIC and the countries involved, fuck your bigoted selves very much. Remind me again why we're supporting some of these countries again? With friends like these....

Monday, May 16, 2016

Anti-Gay Hate Group Pushing "Bathroom Bills" Have Long Sordid History Of Discrimination Against LGBT Community

Quoting: Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) is the right-wing legal group behind the recent assaults on LGBT equality and women’s reproductive healthcare. But when they’re not playing nice in media appearances, ADF pushes an extreme and terrifying legal agenda, including defending laws that criminalize homosexuality.

....given that the ADF was designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center back in 2010, none of this surprises me; Media Matters has a long list of their misdeeds, such as....

...and yet most media outlets, rather than call them for what are, meekly refer to them as a "Christian legal organization"....yeah, right. And Donald Trump was a Rhodes Scholar too, I'll bet...

H/T to Holy Bullies & Headless Monsters

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

How Does Curt Schilling Still Have A Job With ESPN?

...in most any other line of work, Mr. Schilling's comments of late would earn one a well-deserved heave-ho, but this is ESPN, so why does this not surprise me...
Curt Schilling was once a respected MLB pitcher and ESPN analyst, but these days he’s best known for posting offensive memes on the internet.
On Tuesday, six months after he was briefly suspended from his ESPN Sunday Night Baseball commentating duties for posting a meme that compared Muslims to Nazis, and six weeks after stating in a radio interview that Hillary Clinton “should be buried under a jail somewhere,” Schilling came under fire again, this time for a bigoted anti-trans meme.
Up until this point, all ESPN has said about this issue is: “We are taking this matter very seriously and are in the process of reviewing it.”
But really, what is there to review? Schilling’s comments were not abstract. In a since-deleted Facebook post, Schilling weighed in on the raging debate over which bathrooms transgender people should be able to use. (Think Progress)
Now, I know what you're think: But doesn't Mr. Schilling have a right to speak his mind, sir? To a point, yes...but as I've long opined, "You have a right to your words...you do not have a right to be free from the consequences of your words." Don't believe me? Just ask Brendan Eich about that one. What's worse, though, here is that ESPN has had no compunction not going after other writers and commentators for comments they've made - former Grantland major-domo Bill Simmons is an example, for instance - but yet Schilling seems to have not gotten the yank yet for his remarks.

Hypocrisy much there, ESPN? And you wonder why I no longer watch nor care for that sports den of iniquity...

H/T to Think Progress

Monday, April 4, 2016

10 Shocking Facts About The Hate Group Otherwise Known As "Alliance Defending Freedom"

In drafting what is arguably America's most hateful anti-LGBT law in HB2, the NC General Assembly used the "expertise" of the social conservative group known as Alliance Defending Freedom, a group classified by the Souther Poverty Law Center as a hate group due to its' virulently anti-LGBT advocacy over the past few years.

Here's 10 reasons why "Alliance Defending Freedom" has earned that moniker of a hate group designation (quoting Human Rights Campaign)...
  1. Working to promote its non-inclusive agenda, ADF is the nation’s largest anti-LGBT legal advocacy group in the nation, raising over $178 million over the past 5 years, with an annual budget of over $45 million and rapidly expanding.
  2. ADF practically invented marriage discrimination. They literally wrote the original language for discriminatory same-sex marriage bans in Idaho (2005), Colorado (2006), and South Carolina (2006).
  3. Sticking their head in the sand, ADF stubbornly refuses to stop defending same-sex marriage bans, even when leaders in those states abandon them and stand on the right side of history.
  4. ADF wants the “freedom” to discriminate. They’ve sued cities and states for passing LGBT-inclusive anti-discrimination laws and ordinances—because it isn’t just about marriage, it’s about protecting the “freedom” to discriminate against LGBT people.
  5. ADF stands up for bigotry. They enthusiastically defended the “rights” of businesses to discriminate against LGBT people. They even developed Arizona’s incredibly controversial bill, SB 1062, which would have legalized bigotry against LGBT people in restaurants, shops, and businesses all across the state.
  6. ADF protects bullying. When school districts try to prevent harmful bullying of LGBT teens, ADF has stood up for the bullies by attacking the school districts for teaching tolerance. They’ll also fight for a student’s “right” to wear an anti-LGBT slogan on a t-shirt.
  7. Forget about dignity and respect.  ADF thinks they know best. They’ve fought to overrule principals and stop schools from treating transgender students with the dignity and respect they deserve, arguing: “Are parents supposed to be OK with allowing such boys to use the girls’ restroom and locker room facilities?”
  8. ADF is committed to keeping families together, unless of course someone is LGBT. ADF fights to split families apart by defending disgraceful decisions of biological parents to deny visitation rights to LGBT people who’ve raised children as their own.
  9. ADF loves science, especially the pseudo type. ADF defends the tremendously harmful and debunked pseudoscience known as reparative or “conversion” therapy. Telling LGBT kids they can change who they are if they just try hard enough, they’ve fought against efforts—including in New Jersey—to ban this destructed and discredited practice.
  10. ADF is an exporter of hate. They have an entire international program dedicated to promoting their hateful anti-LGBT laws and rhetoric abroad. They’ve advocated against the rights of LGBT people in international human rights cases, and have partnerships with attorneys in 31 countries around the world.
...in other words, not only does ADF promote bigotry & discrimination, they'll stop at nothing to treat LGBT individuals as second-class citizens, whether inside the U.S. or elsewhere around the world.

H/T to Holy Bullies & Headless Monsters

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Seared Music: The Chambers Brothers - "Time Has Come Today"

...given the growing backlash over the passage of HB2 here in North Carolina, the most anti-gay discrimination law passed in recent memory, this song's well and truly appropriate for as I've said here & elsewhere, if NC legislators want to sow those kinds of winds, here's hoping the rest of America sends one helluva broad whirlwind as a result.


Just How Devastating Was NC's H.B. 2?

Ohhhh.....this devastating:
In a span of 12 hours, the GOP political leadership of this state called the General Assembly back to Raleigh for a special session, introduced legislation written by leadership and not previously made available to members or the public, held "hearings" on that legislation, passed it through both chambers of the legislature, and it was signed by the GOP Governor.
The special legislation was called, ostensibly, to prevent an ordinance passed last month by the Charlotte City Council, from going into effect on April 1. That ordinance would have expanded the city's LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance, and would have allowed transgendered people to use public restrooms that corresponds with their gender identity.
But the legislation introduced and passed into law by the General Assembly yesterday didn't simply roll back that ordinance. It implemented a detailed state-wide regulation of public restrooms, and limited a person's use of those restrooms to only those restrooms that correspond with one's "biological sex," defined in the new state law as the sex identified on one's birth certificate. (So yes, by law in NC now, transgender porn star Buck Angel (look him up) will have to use the women's room...isn't that precisely what these lawmakers are actually wanting to prevent?).
But the legislation didn't stop there. It also expressly pre-empted all municipal and county ordinances or policies broader than the official state anti-discrimination statute, which does not include sexual orientation or gender identity among the list of prohibited bases of discrimination. So that effectively wipes out local LGBT anti-discrimination protections in numerous NC cities (and, ironically, wipes out the protection of discrimination based on "veterans status" in Greensboro and Orange County (Chapel Hill)).
But wait, there's more. The legislation also expressly states that there can be no statutory or common law private right of action to enforce the state's anti-discrimination statutes in the state courts. So if a NC resident is the victim of racial discrimination in housing or employment, for example, that person is now entirely barred from going to state court to get an injunction, or to get damages of any kind. The new law completely defangs the state's anti-discrimination statute, rendering it entirely unenforceable by the citizens of the state.
But wait, there's more! The legislation also prohibits municipalities and counties from passing a higher minimum wage than the State's. Not that any municipality or county had done that...but in case any of them were thinking about it, that's now prohibited, too.
This is much broader than the RFRA laws that we saw in Indiana and Arkansas last summer, and that Georgia is dealing with right now. The NC legislature learned the lessons from those states and the political and corporate/business blow-back, and did this all before anyone could pay attention. (Talking Points Memo)
Think about all that above and what vanished in NC....
  • LGBT protections, gone
  • Preemptions on non-discrimination ordinances
  • Preemptions on minimum wage increases
  • Prohibitions on redress of grievances w/in NC state courts
  • Legalized discrimination against NC minority residents
In other words, the General Assembly managed to take the Old North State and take us back to before the Civil Rights Era...no wonder there's a slow but steadily growing backlash against the bill; a well-deserved backlash in my opinion. Take a bow, North Carolina; in one fell swoop you've managed to piss off the rest of the country; may you receive a well-deserved flurry of boycotts, protests and lawsuits as a result.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Race-Bating MSDNC Host Boycotts Her Own Show

Oh, the schadenfreude, it burns with her, doesn't it?
MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry made good on her vow to boycott her own show on Saturday, refusing to anchor her weekend program as she wages an extraordinary public war with the executives whom she accuses of having “taken” her show from her.
“I will not be used as a tool for their purposes. I am not a token, mammy, or little brown bobble head. I am not owned by [NBC News chairman Andrew] Lack, [MSNBC president Phil] Griffin, or MSNBC. “ (Fusion)
That last quote is rich coming from Ms. Harris-Perry for that sums up exactly what she is, an affirmative-action hire whose 15 minutes of usefulness ended a long time ago...


....remember, folks: this woman is still a professor at Wake Forest University; God only knows what she says to the delicate snowflakes she teaches...that is, if she teaches at all.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Ben Shapiro: Calling BS On "White Privilege"

Quoting: What is 'white privilege?' It's a BS term coined by the left to tar the innocent and justify their own obvious racism.

Unfortunately, the full video from where that quote is from is behind a paywall, but you get the gist of it; calling "white privilege" on someone is nothing more than blatant race-pandering that does nothing but attempt to silence someone from speaking on issues of substance, nothing more.

Monday, October 26, 2015

MSNBC Host Once Again Demonstrates Stupidity Of Left...

.....though in the case of MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry...


....it ain't all that hard either...quoting:
According to MSDNC host Melissa Harris-Perry; it’s a micro-aggression to praise anyone for “working hard” because, in her mind, “Hard Work” = “Slavery.”
“I want us to be super careful when we use the language “hard worker.” because I actually keep an image of folks working in cotton fields on my office wall. Because it is a reminder about what hard work looks like. So, I feel you that he`s a hard worker. I do. But in the context of relative privilege, and I just want to point out, when you talk about work life balance and being a hard worker, the moms who don`t have health care who are working.” (Weasel Zippers via. Gay Patriot)
Let that sink in above...and remember also that...











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..Ms. Harris-Perry is a professor at Wake Forest University, teaching God-knows-what to captive audiences...and people wonder why universities - and the Chattering Classes - are held in such contempt? There's your sign above....

H/T to Gay Patriot

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Do Black Lives Matter To The Black Lives Matter Movement?

Quoting: Do black lives really matter? Not according to the racists at Black Lives Matter. Ben Shapiro unlocks the truth of the BLM movement and the race-baiting Democrats who support it.

...to answer the question: nope. To the hatemongers of the Black Lives Matter movement, the broader black community is but a pawn in their arsenal to destroy this once great - and hopefully someday, great again! - Republic.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Democrat Congresswoman: Scott Walker "Tightening Noose Around African-Americans"

In what Bizarro World does Rep. Gwen Moore live in?
Democrat Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) accuses Wisconsin Governor and Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker of supporting policies that are “tightening the noose, literally” around the necks of African-Americans, the Journal Sentinel reports.
The Milwaukee congresswoman made the racial remark while on a phone call with reporters Monday. Governor Walker, Moore said, is “literally campaigning around the state, saying you don’t want to be like Milwaukee, while at the same time really tightening the noose, literally, around African-Americans.”
The Wisconsin governor announced his bid for the Republican presidential nomination last month.
“He cut his teeth on ‘three strikes and you’re out’ mandatory minimum sentences, really, you know, trail ‘em, nail ‘em and jail ‘em politics. And so we really have a high incarceration rate,” Moore said on the phone call.
Governor Walker’s campaign responded, calling Congresswoman Moore’s comments “inflammatory and inappropriate.” “Governor Walker will continue to focus on presenting solutions for Americans and uniting the country, while others continue to create division,” said Walker spokeswoman AshLee Strong, according to TheHill. (Breitbart)
Compared to the policies of the Democrat Party towards black Americans over the past 5-6 decades, that is really rich language from Rep. Moore...does she even see what goes on in her constituencies? No, don't answer that: if she did, she'd have to eat her words....but of course, to do that, she also likely wouldn't be a member of the Democrat Party either.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Former Fox Sports Analyst Sues Over Firing

With all due respect, Mr. James, fuck you and the anti-gay remarks horse you rode in on...
DALLAS (AP) — Former college football television analyst Craig James on Monday filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against Fox Sports that contends he was fired because he had expressed opposition to gay marriage during a failed run for the U.S. Senate.
The former running back for Southern Methodist University and the New England Patriots is seeking at least $100,000 in damages. Fox hired him in August 2013 — months after he lost the Texas Senate primary to Ted Cruz — only to fire him days later.
James filed his suit in Dallas County, where he is seeking a jury trial to hear claims against the network that include breach of contract and violations of state law.
Fox Sports didn't immediately respond to an email seeking comment Monday on the lawsuit, and a Dallas attorney for the network did not immediately return a call for comment. (USA Today)
 I don't know what's worse: the fact that Fox Sports actually hired Mr. James or that he's playing from the oldest cards in the Christotaliban playbook: when called out on your own discrimination, play the victim. Well, like I said to open this post up, get back on your anti-gay remarks horse, Mr. James, and just ride off the nearest cliff, alright?