This not about transgenders raping others. This is about perverts CLAIMING to be transgender to get into women’s restrooms and raping and/or recording on video and/or jerking off and/or EXPOSING their genitals to girls! And they’re going to claim to have a RIGHT to be there!!!
 May 24, 2016 at 2:43pm
The first amendment states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
It directs that Congress (and limited to only Congress) cannot establish a religion, like they did in England prior to the creation of our country.
It does not restrict state or local governments from establishing a religion. But keep in mind that “establishing” a religion is the creation of one religion to the exclusion of others (i.e. others cannot exist). Putting up crosses on public land is not the “establishment” of a religion by Congress. If Congress votes on the establishment of a religion, then that is forbidden. The fact that states receive federal funds does not constitute establishment. Local jurisdictions are free to vote on the establishment of a religion. Again, having religious symbols on “public” land does not constitute Congress establishing a religion.
'and limited to only Congress'
'It does not restrict state or local governments from establishing a religion'
Then you have no free speech, freedom of press, freedom of assembly, or freedom to petition government if it has to be congress.
 May 16, 2016 at 2:41pm
I follow the real PETA–People Eating Tasty Animals. Humans are omnivores, meaning God designed us to eat both plants AND ANIMALS. We tamper with that to our detriment!
 May 11, 2016 at 3:55pm
I guess Calvin Klein is saying that it’s OK to go taking pictures up women’s’ skirts. Or at least look up them.
May 11, 2016 at 11:42am
If you own your car (i.e. not the bank where you are making payments on it), you do NOT have to have collision insurance! The bank usually makes that a condition of the loan, but that is to protect the bank’s investment in the car you are buying.
All drivers MUST carry liability insurance–so if you hurt someone else or damage others’ property (car, house, etc.) your insurance will pay for it. But that has absolutely NO relation to buying health insurance FOR YOURSELF/FAMILY.
Government should NOT be running businesses that should be private, such as insurance (health, property, etc.). Why people think it should is beyond me!
The Democrats are famous for bailing out businesses that are “too big to fail,” but that just means that they think that others are “too small to succeed.”
 May 9, 2016 at 12:53pm
MATH = Mental Abuse To Humans.
 May 2, 2016 at 1:52pm
To the “transgender women” (i.e. born male but think they are female):
Please look your mother, sister, daughter, female classmate, female co-worker IN THE EYE and tell them–
That your (mental illness-created) “needs” of using the women’s room outweigh their needs of safety and security while using the women’s room.
That your “needs” are more important than their safety even though this policy will open the door (so to speak) to perverts dressing as transgenders gaining entry to women’s rooms to do things such as: peep through gaps between doors and walls at women and girls in their undressed state; take pictures/video of women and girls from the stall next door; installing toilet cams to record close-up pictures/video of women’s and girls privates; exposing himself to girls; raping women and girls.
The perverts WANT this policy/law, too, so they can gain access by CLAIMING to be transgender, and that women and girls won’t be able to remove them from the bathroom. How can you justify your “needs” as being greater than their privacy and safety?
The perverts WILL exploit this. Please DO NOT make it easier for them!
 April 27, 2016 at 5:00pm
“PolitiFact” is an oxymoron, like “Government Intelligence” is.
Transgendered “women” ARE men dressing as women. Unless they’ve had a dickectomy, that is.
Still not women if they have had surgery -- then they are "amputees"
 April 26, 2016 at 4:17pm
I think GKar is afraid (as all of us NORMAL people are) of the perverts using the transgender policies to their purposes. They will do whatever it takes to get close to their prey. They will dress as a transgender and claim they are one to get into the women’s room. They can then do things like sit in the stall next to their victim and, say, slide a video camera (camera phone) through the gap between the side wall separating the stalls and the front wall with the door so they can video their target. Who knows where that video would end up. Do you want your wife, daughter, female friends to end up on some pervert web site in all their nakedness? Or what about something I was made aware of earlier today–pee cams? Apparently, perverts can put a camera in the toilet under the front rim (most people don’t look there) aimed at what they want to look at. Someone pervert could go into a stall and put it in place, then later in the day go into the same stall and remove it. Creepy and gross. This is taking advantage of people while they are most vulnerable. Sick, sick, sick!
Neither transgender nor perverted people belong in rest rooms they don’t have the equipment for. People with P3N1Ses go into the men’s room. People without go into the women’s room. Simple.
spankylistens2u, YOU have a problem in perception. Male is male. Female is female. It’s time you learn that.
 April 26, 2016 at 4:03pm
They’ll “go” in the pet aisle. They’ll just paw down a litter box and tear open a bag of kitty litter….
 April 26, 2016 at 3:46pm
But this is not about refusing service. This is about the gays demanding the baker make a product NOT ON THE MENU. They would not make that product for anyone–gay or normal. Discrimination laws state that you cannot choose to sell one product to one person, but refuse the same product to another, based on race, etc. It DOESN’T APPLY when the product DOESN’T EXIST on the menu!
Being gay is completely normal. Also, Sweet Cakes makes cakes. It's kind of their thing.
 April 26, 2016 at 3:41pm
If LGBT adherents go into a restaurant and demand to order something not on the menu, and the restaurant staff declines, does that give the LGBT adherents the right to sue the restaurant?
The gay wedding cake is NOT ON THE MENU!
The bakers will gladly sell any cake that is on the menu to any person, LGBT or normal!
 April 26, 2016 at 3:26pm
There is a difference in “not serving homosexuals” and “not offering a specific product.” The homosexuals that came into the store could buy any product the bakers made. The bakers did NOT discriminate against them. Just by not offering a “two men” cake topping does not mean they discriminated against the homosexuals that wanted to buy one.
Note that the bakers would not sell a “two men” cake to a heterosexual person, either. If the product isn’t made by the baker, no one should FORCE them to make it!
The law, as I see it, means that they can’t prevent homosexuals from coming into their store and buying product that is made. It doesn’t mean forcing the baker to make specific products.
For example, if I make widgets and sell them, I cannot be forced to make gizmos, too, and sell them. I will sell widgets to both normal and homosexual people, but I can refuse to make gizmos for anyone (normal or homosexual).
A lot of the wedding cakes from this shop don't even have little people-shaped toppers, so there isn't even a shadow of a possibility that they could ever get away with such an idiotic and patently bogus argument to justify their refusal to make a wedding cake of any kind for a customer.
 April 25, 2016 at 12:58pm
I am SOOOO glad I left that so-called-church in 1989! I was born and raised into that faith, in a more conservative part of the country. When I was in college in Kalamazoo, the Wesley Foundation pastor took us on a trip to Chicago where we saw all kinds of new directions the “church” was heading. The Lord’s Prayer totally changed around, removing “Father” from “Our Father” and replacing it with “God”–totally removing the notion of how Jesus taught us to pray! The “who art in heaven” was replaced with “who art with us and among us”–totally removing heaven from the prayer. I totally ignored the rest of what they said and prayed the real prayer. I joined the Catholic church and haven’t looked back.
Any organization that allows gay weddings should be forced to have the term “Church” removed from its name! It is very un-Christian what they did, and Church is for Christians.
I am a lifelong member of the Methodist Church. The Lords Prayer is still the Lord's Prayer, although some churches have begun using the NIV version, all the elements are there.
There are those in the General Conference who are advocating the CUP approach...Covenantal Unity Program, which will allow those churches who wish to practice this blasphemy to withdraw from the UMC with their property. This is the only approach that I see that will preserve the UMC.
UMC needs to follow the money. It will lead to the likes of George Soros who paid off the leadership of the ELCA (HQ in Chicago) to make that denomination an Obamanation in the eyes of God. Top down, bottom up, to destroy Christianity in the name of One World Order.
I posted my family's experience above. Our family left the Methodist Church for the Evangelical Free Church. I eventually found my home in the Antiochian Orthodox Church.
 April 25, 2016 at 12:31pm
We need to change the name of “Barack Obama Academy of International Studies” (a grades 6 through 12 school in Pittsburgh). Now THAT one should be renamed the Donald Trump Academy of International Studies.”
 April 22, 2016 at 5:21pm
Hey “letmegooglethatforyou”. The Republican party has been moving leftward for quite some time. Thats why I won’t join it. The attributes you describe are LIBERAL ones! Conservatives do not believe in them!
From what I can tell, Cruz is being targeted by the Republican establishment (the liberal-leaning ones) because he is “too” conservative for them. Well, the establishment is too liberal for me!
Trump is popular because he is not a career politician, and people of both parties are getting fed up with the government and its liberalism. The people want an outsider to come in and clean house.
Not sure if either Cruz or Trump is the guy to do it, but that’s how I read things.
 April 22, 2016 at 3:33pm
I agree Insightful, Charles doesn’t get it that it is the EVIL people that we worry about. I don’t think the transgenders are evil, at least not the vast majority of them. They’re just mentally ill and need medical help. It is those that PRETEND to be transgender just so they can put themselves into rooms they ought not be in that are the problem. A perverted man wanting to get his jollies being a peeping tom inside the ladies room, or a creepy woman wanting to see, umm, things. With all the various cameras that can be hidden, who knows if YOU will get posted on some x-rated website?
 April 20, 2016 at 2:48pm
The Church Brew Works is one such example. My mother-in-law used to be organist there and liked the restaurant that it became, too.
The Altar Bar is another. I’ve taken my son to two concerts there.