As an atheist, one who whole-heartedly believes there’s a war on christianity in American, this is exactly what I want to see. You christians have to take a stand, you have to speak up and speak loudly because if you don’t, you will be silenced forever. It takes more than comments on a website or facebook & twitter posts. You have to make your voices heard loud & clear whether they like it or not. There are minority groups out there who are putting themselves in a position of control because, for one, they speak out the most. The squeaky wheel gets the grease. Believe it or not, there are non-believers who back you. We can fight with you, but we can’t fight for you. Part of being a true American means standing up for yourself, taking a stand for what’s right, and not backing down. I may not believe in everything christians do, but I see the good they’ve given our society. Without that good, it only gets worse. Fight!
Well you tell me how to fight back against the judiciary? You get lawyers and go to court at every level, state, federal circuit courts etc., constantly being in front of liberal judges, and in a few cases you may actually make it to the Supreme Court and then what, you get shot down by 5 liberal pukes and it's game, set, match. Christians should have stood up and fought the fight back in the 60's or 70's when they took prayer out of schools, not just waking up now in 2015 !!!
"Whole-heartedly believes there's a war on Christianity in America" - care to name a few examples of this supposed war? Outside of course the rare wedding-related businesses who are forced to abie by anti-discrimination law just like every other business in America?
Do you have an example of any American Christian church or institution being oppressed over their views? Because as far as I'm aware they still all have tax exempt status and that is not going to change.
 July 2, 2015 at 12:18am
People like these “activists” are more interesting in standing up for their cause, whatever they deem it to be, rather than finding any real solutions. They want the attention of looking like peacemakers without actually being peacemakers. Take that woman, for instance. The gentleman was trying to have a discussion with her, but she wouldn’t have it. She’d rather regurgitate her ridiculous false narrative over & over. She doesn’t have a solution, she just wants to appear as if she does. That’s the personification of progressives. Smoke & mirrors, slight of hand BS.
Most of those idiots in that group have no idea what they’re really protesting, they just think it’s cool to be “activists.” They take their aggression out on the American flag because they’re idiots. They don’t know how to channel their energy properly. If they hate the country so much, they could easily move somewhere else. But they all know that this is the one place in the world that gives them the complete freedom to be a-holes. All they are are modern-day hippies. The problem is, this time around they have a lot more people backing them, including many in the US government.
"Her" solution is the overthrow or federal regulation of police forces that neuter them into a observer role. She is not interested in improving race relations or addressing "community" issues. That is why she did not want a conversation and participate in a solution. They only want to collect participation trophy, their cash payout (not to disturb their EBT) and go spend it.
 July 1, 2015 at 7:29pm
I know this will be the least popular opinion here, but I think it’s something worth addressing. As a Vet, I’m beginning to worry about the increasing numbers of supposed ptsd. We’ve had millions of combat Veterans return home after past wars and lead perfectly normal lives, never asking for special treatment. You can’t tell me that their ordeals in war were less traumatic. In many ways, I think many of them were more traumatic. The question is why? Why are more Vets claiming ptsd now than after other wars? Are they not capable of handling the mental stresses as well as our ancestors? I’m not denying the existence of ptsd, but I worry that more & more Vets are using it to their advantage. I’ve seen first hand, in my own town, a Vet get into trouble with the law and then try to use ptsd to get out of it. We can’t just give all kinds of hand-outs to every Vet who claims ptsd. If we do, then more will claim they have it just to benefit from it too. Then they’ll start looking like other minority groups in this country who demand to be treated special. It’s too easy for someone to claim they have it without a good way to disprove it. That always leads to people taking advantage of the situation for their own gain. Whether you like it or not, there are dishonest Vets out there.
It is easy to associate the current treatments for PTSD as a liability because of its too friendly association with socialism affecting our society today. And the capability to openly humanely treat PTSD is tied to our ability to incur an every spirally downward amount of debt. But there were a lot of US soldiers committed to insane asylums in the 1920's after WWI. On the cool, they were being "treated" for PTSD although frontal lobotomies and electroshock were still in practice then. And there is a certain amount of skepticism of what is called PTSD today. Have those claiming PTSD had comparable experiences with frontal trench warfare of WWI and Gas attacks. Or, consider what happen on Japanese prison ships in WWII where hundreds of Allied prisoners were locked in ships holds where the temperatures reach 130f and no water was given them...if any howls were heard the Japanese guards would fire indiscriminately into the hold...and as the men went mad the strong prayed on the weak and attacked them and drank their living blood to satiate their thirst...real live vampires. Surviving THAT was PTSD! And the men in those ship holds survived and came back to live and mix in the USA. It is a hard call....war is hard...but the dehumanization of socialism is just plain evil...it is good to be suspicious.
 July 1, 2015 at 12:36am
The blind love affair that liberals have with their politicians astounds me. They are so indoctrinated that to even show them a picture of a huge mansion, they immediately assume the “evil rich” politician who owns it has to be a republican. Today’s liberals & progressives are a big government’s wet dream.
 June 29, 2015 at 10:46pm
You want to know one way to tell the true American spirit is dying? So many people & companies are no longer willing to take a stand for their own beliefs (not necessarily religious). All of the companies who are dropping the Confederate flag now didn’t care about it up until a week ago. But the left did what they do best, they made threats and demanded that everyone agree with them, so the companies caved. The NYT, as are many other companies & people, are afraid to offend muslims, so they treat them with kid gloves while having no problem offending christians. The thread of violence and stupid boycotts by the left, people who are offended by everything and if they’re not, they’ll find something to be offended by, have taken America hostage. True American spirit means you’re not afraid to stand up for what you believe in, no matter who disagrees. We’ve lost that.
No we haven't. Companies are just in the business of business. They make a calculated decision on what position is best for their bottom line.
What we have lost is the ability to disagree without while maintaining respect. That is part of the reason I like to post here. To remind some people here that not all liberals are the uninformed, easily offended, and ignorant strawmen that the right media likes to complain about!
 June 29, 2015 at 10:38pm
You are absolutely right, Guitar. The govt. can’t control free people because free people will always fight for their freedom. So to combat this, a govt. must first fundamentally change the people before tyranny can be put in place. That’s what we’re seeing with far-left liberals and more so, progressives. They have been changed to believe the we should be a land ruled by man instead of ruled by law. They believe a big govt. is the answer. They are afraid of their own freedom. They are sheep, and as sheep, they have a strong desire to be lead, not to be leaders. The only way progressivism can succeed against a true American is through manipulation, lies, and silencing the dissenting voice. We as lovers of what our Founding Fathers created are being demonized, being made to look like monsters in order to fool those who have yet to join the flock into believing their side is the right path to choose. All those who choose that path to tyranny will be sorry once it arrives. No one is immune to tyranny, not even those who helped get us there.
June 29, 2015 at 10:31pm
Just for clarification, the “Stars and Bars” was actually the first official flag of the CSA, NOT the “Dixie” flag everyone’s currently whining about. The “Stars and Bars” looks nothing like the currently perceived Confederate flag. Today’s flag was actually the battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia. It became well recognized once people started seeing it draped over Confederate soldiers’ coffins.
 June 29, 2015 at 10:26pm
It sounds like to me this guy behind the camera seems to be arguing that these people don’t have the right to exercise free speech by flying their own personal flags….which is exactly what all the lefties said they aren’t asking for.
He's wondering how those folks "got their Confederate flag day, " and wants to know how he can get HIS day. Well, it's called Black History MONTH!
 June 29, 2015 at 12:10pm
Does obama light up the White House with red, white, & blue on July 4th? I don’t remember seeing any pictures of that. He, as the president, had no business promoting a social issue using the White House, which is America’s house, not his own. This was basically just a giant rainbow flag. The SC capital can’t fly a particular flag, but the White House can? This really is the beginning of the end because the voices from those who look to fundamentally change this nation into something it wasn’t meant to be are much louder than anyone who respects what our Founding Fathers created.
What do you expect people, the voters elected Obama thinking their will be unity for all but apparently he's is dividing and conquering this country. I blame the stupid voters for why this country is gone to the dumps. So next election don't forget to vote for Obama#2 (Hilary Clinton) she is part of Obama 's regime and you will get more of the same old crap. STUPID VOTERS I SAY.!!!!!!
 June 29, 2015 at 11:41am
It’s sad to see people who don’t realize that today’s unions are nothing more than greedy corporations that want nothing more than to make the leaders rich. I’ve been a member of 3 unions in my life, and all 3 screwed us.
#1: A security guard union. Shortly before I got the job, their contract was up for renegotiation. The existing members agreed to cut the starting pay for new hires from around $14/hr to just over $8/hr. The catch…they agreed to this as long as they got to keep their pay. I was then making $5-6/hr less than someone who started a couple months before me and just happened to get there before the renegotiation. Thanks union.
#2: A warehouse worker’s union. We weren’t guaranteed 4 hours/wk, let alone 40. We had to call every morning to see if they needed us. After 30 days probation, we were forced to join the union. I thought we’d be guaranteed hours. Nope! Same thing, call in every morning. And we weren’t often needed. They expected us to pay high dues, yet didn’t guarantee any hours. To be guaranteed hours, you had to be a “regular” employee, which took at least 5 years. Thanks union.
#3: The IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers). We were hired to do a job that put hundreds of other union members out of work. When the job was finished, I went to the union hall to check on getting more work. She told me, “We don’t have anything for you, we WON’T have anything for you. But you can continue to pay dues if you’d like.” Thanks union, piss off!
 June 26, 2015 at 10:28pm
We, as a nation, worked so hard to free ourselves from being just another European nation. And here we are, 2015, and progressives are turning us back into just another European nation. We were unique in the world, something that brought far more good to the world than bad. And progressives are wiping their butts with the notion of what this country was always intended to be. They are subordinate peons who can’t handle freedom. They are weak and are followers. Freedom scares them. They’d rather be ruled. Don’t worry, they’ll get what they wish for. Unfortunately they’re taking the rest of us down with them.
 June 26, 2015 at 10:17pm
This was a headline from an article on Gawker yesterday: “Bristol Palin Makes Great Argument for Abortion in Baby Announcement.” I won’t give them the attention by linking to the article. But TheBlaze often uses Gawker Media content to fill it’s own site.
[-1] June 24, 2015 at 10:25pm
Blinknight, people like you and all of these stupid atheist organizations who are hell bent on removing christianity from the US do not represent all atheists. You aren’t even an accurate representation of who we are as non-believers. You have hijacked the term and turned it into a hateful, bigoted thing. You point fingers at christians and call them bigots for their beliefs, yet you hate them for their beliefs. Do you have any idea what that makes you? I doubt it.
 June 24, 2015 at 10:22pm
I am non-religious. I can’t say I’m an atheist because then I’m associated with these clowns who believe the country should be recreated in their own image. I’m sorry they are so insecure that they can’t be exposed to christian symbolism at any time. They are pathetic bigots. Do you know what I do when I’m at a family gathering or an event where a prayer is being said? I simply remain quiet, respect their moment, and wait for them to finish. It’s that easy. Just by being there when it happens, no one is trying to convert me. No one is pushing their religion on me. I’m not harmed in any way. Amazing huh?
Atheists are exposed to Christian symbols all the time without complaint. The issue here is that Christians are using their government position to order people to participate in their religious practices, and that is not just wrong, it is unconstitutional ..
'I can't say I'm an atheist'
What god do you believe in or do you think any god exists?
If you answered none, you're an atheist.
And I don't really care what religious symbols or practices anyone has, as long as they keep them to themselves and don't try to take over public spaces or demand participation from others with them. I somehow manage to drive to work without burning with rage at all the churches I pass and when I get to work I'm not concerned about the religious themed clubs all over campus.
Why? They're not going out of their way to bother me.
 June 24, 2015 at 9:28pm
“The driver, whose name was not released to protect the identity of the child”
Wow, what a concept. If only the police that released the records and the magazine that printed the story could’ve grasped this concept when they decided to destroy the lives of the Duggars. And no one cared that the victims of that were once again exposed to the memories of what happened because a magazine wanted a story and the leftist media wanted to destroy more conservatives.
 June 24, 2015 at 9:22pm
So progressives say we should leave gays alone because what they do in the privacy of their own homes is their business. In the same breath, they insist on telling us what we should do with our guns in the privacy of our own homes. I despise progressives. They are the biggest hypocrites on the face of the planet and a majority of Americans are too blind to see how screwed up their idealism is. Supporters of far-left liberalism and progressivism are so stupid. They don’t see what they’re helping the govt. do to this nation. Because in the end, when the end goal is reached, these morons won’t like the result no more than we will. They’ll be standing around with dumb looks on their faces saying, “What happened?”
“felt it was abusive for them to come there in large numbers, wearing their shirts.”
This whole mess with the Confederate flag and Walmart, Amazon, Sears, & eBay has opened the floodgates. Now the progressives know they can ban all kinds of things. Their sheep will cheer them on and the rest of us don’t have a strong enough voice to stop them. I fear that we might as well stick a fork in the good ole USA that we knew & loved, because it just might be done.
June 23, 2015 at 9:40pm
Coincidentally, I was making this exact argument in the comments of another website earlier tonight. If you ban the Confederate flag because it’s “racist and hateful,” then it stands to reason the n-word is banned too. To ban one without the other is hypocrisy at its best.
The black community could easily make the n-word powerless. They’ve had plenty of time to do so. There are a lot of words that were intended to demean whites, especially southern or just rural whites in general, like redneck, hillbilly, cracker, & honky. But it backfired. Whites in the south and in other rural areas not only weren’t offended by terms like redneck, they’ve long since taken it as their own and are proud of it. They made it powerless. The same could’ve been done with the n-word, but the black community want it to keep its power so it can be used to invoke guilt. Invoking guilt often gets them something for nothing. It gives them power as a people. I feel sorry for the ones who want that out of life. Who want to gain things, not because they deserve or earn them, but because they demand them using guilt.
 June 23, 2015 at 9:05pm
“So, I think that there’s going to be a lot of mind-changing going on after people have watched.”
No there won’t. Liberals & progressives stand behind and propagate their lies even when clear facts and the truth slap them in the face. It used to be you could have a rational political discussion with someone and maybe even change someone’s mind once in a while. That rarely happens anymore. The nation has become so polarized and set in their ways that people refuse to believe anything other than what’s drilled into them. Robots. Robots that are a dream come true to an overbearing government.
"refuse to believe anything other than what’s drilled into them."
Hummmmm.... I had religion drilled into me quite a bit of my life but was able to get completely out of it (finally). It occurs to me that most religious people drill their particular religion into the heads of their children, and the bible even tells them to do it. I kind of think the best way to make up one's mind on any issue is to study it well, see what side has the most convincing arguments and evidence, and decide accordingly. I find close minded people are usually to be found on either side of an issue. I don't believe being gay is a 'choice' for most gay people, but even if it turns out to be, why in the hell is it anyone else’s business? You may not like it, but so what! The reason there are so many radical gay activists is because they have put up with a lot of crap for a long time (including being beaten and killed), and they are pushing back. Maybe some day things will mellow out and this issue will be a non-issue. Then maybe we can solve some really important problems in the world without this distraction.
"Liberals & progressives stand behind and propagate their lies even when clear facts and the truth slap them in the face."
You left out "fundamentalists"
No mind changing. The only people who are going to see this nonsense are people living in the Fox/Blaze bubble.
 June 23, 2015 at 8:56pm
“But she refuses to accept the identity that was kept from her for so long.”
Oh my, she’s so brave! She’s a hero! She’s so courageous! She should get together with Bruce, I mean Caitlyn, Jenner because the two of them now have so much in common. They refuse to identify with who they truly are.
 June 23, 2015 at 8:50pm
How much has to happen, what do they have to say and do before it’s acceptable to point out the truth? That one of the biggest race problems, possibly even the biggest race problem, in this country today comes from black racists. I’ve asked this question for as long as I was old enough to understand the topic…why do blacks get a free pass for being racist?