Russian officials have permanently banned Family Research Council President Tony Perkins from setting foot in the nation, because of his outspoken criticism of Moscow's religious liberty restrictions. On Saturday, Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs included Perkins on a list of 963 Americans "who are permanently banned from entering the Russian Federation." "I'll have to scratch Russia off my list of vacation spots," quipped Perkins.
The NBA's Jonathan Isaac hasn't played a game since August 2020 -- but people are still talking about what happened at the last one he did. It was the height of the George Floyd riots, and the league was in full-on social justice warrior mode. Thanks to COVID, the season had rebooted in a bubble -- and for most pro-sports, it was an intensely political time. Almost every team had plastered "Black Lives Matter" across courts, jerseys, warm-up hoodies. And yet, three games into the bridged season, Isaac still did what no other player had the courage to: he stood for the national anthem.
Is the outrage feigned or uninformed? That's one question after the Louisville Courier Journal declared they were shocked -- shocked -- to discover Christian teaching at the Christian Academy of Louisville (CAL). While the school received no complaints, a Twitter user reportedly acquainted with a parent whose child was upset by the assignment tweeted screenshots with the commentary "Shameful. #stopthehate."
In the United States we have lived under emergency orders from presidents, governors, and mayors for almost a year and a half.
When Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry was 13, he remembers his mom sitting him down after his team got crushed in a tournament that scouts were watching. She looked in his face, a moment he still remembers to this day, and said, "No one gets to write your story but you... Take your time... and write what you want to write. But just know that this story -- it's yours." Twenty-one years later, the world is finding out that the two-time MVP almost didn't have a story at all.
A panel of three federal district courts heard testimony earlier today to consider whether SPLC lawyers "engaged in an abuse of judicial process known as judge shopping," as stated in a letter from Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee to the committee's chairman, Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.). SPLC lawyers and other activist lawyers filed two cases, Walker v. Marshall and Ladinsky v. Ivey (which were consolidated) against Alabama's Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act, a law which took effect on May 8 that protects minors from harmful gender transition procedures.