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Charles Barkley Wants NBA to Punish North Carolina for Defense of Religious Rights

He wants them to move the NBA All Star game out of the state (ABC News).  This is not the first time Barkley has displayed open bigotry toward Christians, yet he remains a star at CBS (Newsbusters). PayPal and Apple, which have threatened and criticized North Carolina, happily do business in countries who treat gays with brutality (Washington Times).  From Todd Starnes on PayPay:  That’s what a corporate bully looks like, folks. Conform to the demands of radical cultural militants or pay the price (Fox News). Media are getting behind the attacks on religious freedom laws (Newsbusters).

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Rove: More Than Two Candidates Can Receive Votes at Contested Convention

He also told Hugh Hewitt “Donald Trump excites a lot of enthusiasm. But he also excites a lot of anger within the Republican Party and outside of the Republican Party. And a fresh face might be the thing that could give us a chance to turn this election and win in November against Hillary” (Hugh Hewitt).  What a contested convention looks like (Pew Research).  One story notes “Cruz says there is a risk that Trump “takes his marbles and goes home and throws a fit. I hope he doesn’t” (WBAY).

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Trump Left Side Exposed as He Names “Healthcare” as Government Responsibility

From the story:  On Tuesday during CNN’s town hall, Donald Trump was asked what he thinks are the top three functions of government.  He answered, “[t]he greatest function of all by far is security for our nation. I would also say health care, I would also say education.”  Republicans have long tried to limit the federal government’s involvement in health care and education (Weekly Standard).  None of the candidates are willing to commit to backing the GOP nominee anymore (Townhall).  Trump also pushed off blame for the horrible ad mocking the looks of Heidi Cruz (CNN).  A pro life group in Wisconsin is backing Cruz (Life News). More on Trump’s delegate confusion (NRO).  Max Boot called Trump “the most radical and most ignorant major-party presidential candidate in our history” (Commentary Magazine).

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Georgia Governor Caves to Bully Businesses, Vetoes Religious Liberty Bill

A bill watered down repeatedly to appease him (American Conservative).  From Todd Starnes: it became clear Gov. Deal was more interested in protecting the Almighty Dollar than he was protecting followers of the Almighty (Fox News).  From David French:  Governor, this bill was designed to help people work “side by side” without regard to their religion, and by vetoing it, you are enabling discrimination and betraying the “character of Georgia.” Just ask former Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran, who was abruptly terminated — without a single allegation that he’d ever discriminated against any employee or citizen — simply because he wrote a book that advanced the orthodox Christian position on sex and marriage. Just ask the multiple Georgia college students who’ve been subjected to unlawful discrimination at Georgia public universities simply because of their faith (NRO).  From Franklin Graham:  Republican Governor Nathan Deal has sold out the state of Georgia. By vetoing the Free Exercise Protection Act this morning, he warmly welcomed the LGBT community and in effect told people of faith that they take second place. House Bill 757 would have protected pastors from having to perform same-sex marriages and would have protected churches from being forced to use their facilities for ceremonies against their religious beliefs. This conservative governor has caved in to pressure from the NFL and major corporations and is now a part of backing the LGBT agenda. This is a dark hour in Nathan Deal’s long political career (Facebook).  Dr. Albert Mohler explains why it matters Deal is a “member” of a “liberal church” (Albert Mohler).  The bill he vetoed (AJC).

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Media Paints Bathroom Battles as Abuse of Transgender

You see a lot of the bias in this opening statement from CBS News:  This week, North Carolina introduced and passed a law striking down all anti-discrimination measures for LGBT people, and banning towns any anti-discrimination measures in the future. It also restricts bathroom use for transgender people.  Suspiciously missing from that opening paragraph is any mention of the issue on most people’s minds:  A man shouldn’t be allowed into a girls’ restroom or locker room.

 

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Trump Tweets Threat to Cruz’s Wife

He tweeted “Wow @SenTedCruz, that is some low level ad you did using a picture of Melania in a G Q. shoot. Be careful or I will spill the beans on your wife” (Mediaite).  Cruz and the superpac that did the actual ad responded (Politico).  From Mona Charen:  Donald Trump is not emotionally healthy. No normal man sits up late at night tweeting dozens of insults about Megyn Kelly, or skips a key debate because he’s nursing a grudge against her for asking perfectly ordinary questions, or continues to obsess about her weeks and months after the fact.  Later:  Trump seems to suffer from narcissistic personality disorder, an insecurity so consuming and crippling that he has devoted his life to self-aggrandizement. This is far beyond the puffery that most salesmen indulge to some degree. It strays well into the bizarre. Asked whom he consults on foreign policy Trump said, “I’m speaking with myself, number one, because I have a very good brain and I’ve said a lot of things.” What grown man says things like that and continues to be taken seriously? How can he be leading the race for the Republican nomination? (Townhall).

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