As a Charlotte resident and parent I have a couple of comments:
1. What I find most sad about this whole debate and the way the media is handling it is what about my daughter’s rights? She is almost 7. Should she not have the right to go to the bathroom in privacy.
2. This law does not actually discriminate against anyone. The law only says that Charlotte cannot make an anti-discrimination law which is not a state law. This law why being looked at as bad at the moment by the left also keeps some county gov’t from making a law that would keep LGBTs from living there.
3. The ultimate solution here is to make every bathroom private…a single shooter…and every bathroom unisex. Use whichever you like. From now on they are all private. No one is discriminated against from ANY perspective and believe it or not….its rational. Who wants to do that in front of another human being anyway?
November 16, 2015 at 5:20pm
I wish people in this country had a brain. If something inappropriate is on the TV we are told to “just change the channel”. Okay, so a Bible being in a drawer is somehow not the same thing. Just throw it out if you don’t want it in your room or turn it into the front desk.
Now if the hotel had a brain, they would put a paper in the drawer saying that if you want a Bible to read you can contact the front desk to get one. Tell them the Koran as well for all I care. No one makes you read it.
 September 23, 2014 at 4:30pm
I have a couple of comments:
1. I agree that this SHOULD not only be our fight. Where I disagree is in the context of should it be. If the goal was to harm America AND no one but America…guess what, it should be our fight.
2. In addition, we should not go into this fight with any other agenda, but the complete and utter destruction of ISIS/ISIL. If there is some other agenda, we should just pass on the whole thing until they attack us and we are truly ready to fight to win. Saying no soldiers on the ground is like saying to Peyton Manning he can only run the ball….it handicaps us.
3. Why doesn’t this same statement apply to immigration? I know that people are starving and want out of Central and South America and Mexico, but that is a global issue NOT a US issue.
 August 27, 2014 at 3:35pm
Just a couple of comments:
No pastor, and my dad is one, needs to be driving a Hummer. That money could be put to use in other places.
I don’t understand any church that has TEAM pastors….the couple is the leadership or the man? IMO, scripture makes it pretty clear.
 August 5, 2014 at 4:20pm
Having grown up in Philly….this story doesn’t surprise me one bit. I think the Parking Authority gets kick backs from the garage owners as they are crazy about writing tickets in that city.
 August 5, 2014 at 4:03pm
Eco….I appreciate your perspective, but I think the major complaint is not about how science works, it is that this HYPOTHESIS, as you note, is not proven and taught as fact. At the moment, devoid of proof one way or another, Evolution and Creationism are BOTH nothing more than Hypothesis. Granted one of them is built around religion. Note, I did not say a religion, but religion.
I am going to open a can of worms, but the reality is teaching Creationism does NOT establish a religion in any way shape or form and ignores the historical context of why that phrase even exists. If you think it does establish a religion, then tell me which….Baptist, Muslim, Catholic, Judaism? All of these religions believe we came from “Adam”.
July 28, 2014 at 3:29pm
I think the point the lawsuit needs to make is not that the law needs to be overturned, but rather a President cannot and should not pass a bill which does not accomplish all of his objectives with the desire to just change them to what he wants by Executive Order at a later date. That applies to both sides of the aisle. For instance, what if the Congress passed a law which prohibits any 3rd term abortion from taking effect. Then one year later at the behest of his base, the Republican President passed an executive order forbidding 2nd term abortions as well. Is that the way our law is supposed to work? No, and it shouldn’t work that way with this poorly contrived health care law either.
 July 22, 2014 at 2:04pm
I honestly don’t understand how a Jew can look at their Bible and be pro-gay and pro-choice. His part of the Bible outright forbids homosexuality. I have never understood the couching of pro-choice as a woman’s reproductive choice. It is a NON-reproductive choice. Here is your choice, STOP spreading your legs and don’t get pregnant. It prevents pregnancy AND STDs. In addition, it is the only place where equal choice is made for both the man….and the woman.
Its a ploy....liberalism, communism are jewish inventions but only for the unwashed goy, not themselves. Jews don't believe in any of that crap. They raise their kids as conservatively as adherent Christians. They don't believe in gay marriage, multiculturalism, abortion etc. Observe israel and you will see the difference between what they practice and what they preach. The only similarities israel and modern liberalism have is controlled, highly regulated marxist economies. On social issues, israel may as well be the Vatican, or Saudi Arabia!!!
 July 22, 2014 at 9:47am
To me the funniest part…he tries to argue that the statements he makes in front of them for an hour are to be more believed than sources off the record. Really? All that is, is an hour of lies, but yeah….we’ll believe that. Right!
Exactly this. They want to control all information - "If you didn't hear it from us, don't believe it!"
This is also why the Obama admin, on all levels, preface nearly every answer with "[He or she] was quite clear when they said [such and such]." It's a psychological ploy to treat the press as hostile questioners. They seem to say, "Why are you asking these questions, you stupid moron - we already told you that, and our word is perfect and clear at all times if you're not an idiot."
For people that work for US, they sure are hostile, oblique, and contemptuous.
Of course we believe that. We also believe Lois Lerner's hard drive was the only computer in the IRS or federal government that contained the 2 years worth of information and data that was "lost" because it was never backed up. Yeah, that's the ticket.
 July 22, 2014 at 9:44am
The sad thing about this is not what Dungy said, but how the paper is holding it against him. Coach did NOT make this about Sam at all. His argument was that HE didn’t want to deal with the distraction which would be created by the media. They somehow forget that the coach is responsible to make a team of 53 guys which can win and play as a team. His job is NOT to promote an agenda one way or another.
 July 19, 2014 at 12:10pm
This is the nature of being a RINO. The press loves you prior to being against a liberal. You see, all of your positions are more liberal than the conservative viewpoint of your party and therefore them putting you on mike creates division among the ranks of the Republicans. The press wants to use your comments to create division, but once you are up against one of their own….they must destroy you.
 July 14, 2014 at 2:48pm
I think they can’t vote because of something George Bush did. Doesn’t that sound right?
 July 14, 2014 at 2:46pm
Strange. I thought Obama said the border was more secure than it has ever been. He’s never been there and didn’t know the agents were 40 miles from the border, BUT we are supposed to believe him.
Obama said it.
We are told to believe it.
That settles it.
. . you forgot the closing of " or you are a racist".
 July 8, 2014 at 1:15pm
I think all 3 are going to happen. The people of Texas have had enough. They will resort to force if necessary. The health care crisis is already well under way. We all know that the President will do whatever…even things not in his power….to accomplish his agenda. I hope the right has the legal briefs already put together to squash his illegal executive order.
For one thing, these 17 year olds look older according to border control and a lot of the "teens" look like gang members. They are going to great lengths not to have them photographed
 July 8, 2014 at 1:11pm
We do NOT have a race issue in this country….we have a cultural issue. This kind of behavior is accepted more and more in our culture…white or black. Sad to hear these kids say, I hope he gets away with it. Even more sad, we all know that this ended with someone being killed. The kids in the video see it as a way to be famous on the web, I see it as a way for the police to lock them up.
July 3, 2014 at 3:54am
I agree with Paul completely.
Let me also say there are 2 points that we never talk about. What about my rights to birth control and STD prevention as a man? What about the right I have to the baby in my wife’s belly? It is half mine by DNA. Yeah, she has to carry it, but if she has it and we break up guess who pays for it? Yep, my rights just pretty much don’t exist.
So why did I connect the 2? If I don’t want to pay for a baby I don’t want for the next 18 years, I as a MALE should have the same rights to birth control as the woman does. If I control my contribution to the process, it really is less important that the woman is also on birth control.
 July 2, 2014 at 3:23pm
Let me make a couple of points:
1. Since when it birth control a health care “NEED”?
2. Does the pill provide some STD protection that I am not aware of? There is really no preventative health care happening other than preventing pregnancy. With legal abortion, why is that an issue?
3. What is the health issue with getting pregnant (obvious exceptions accounted for)? Abortion is legal. Is there something dangerous to women about getting an abortion? Is it a threat to their health in some way that we don’t talk about?
4. The real issue here is that the gov’t doesn’t want to foot the bill for birth control and wants the company to pay for it otherwise they could just make the pill free from Planned Parenthood with acceptable paperwork. PP turns in how many they “sold” and gov’t reimburses them as part of the bill.
5. Are condoms and acceptable form of female birth control? If my wife chooses that has her form of birth control is it covered? If not, why not? Shouldn’t that be a choice? Shouldn’t my wife just be able to go to the doctor and get the type of birth control she chooses?
6. What about my health rights? Condoms (according to the box) prevent the spread of STDs. Well, then shouldn’t my health be important as well. Month of pills $9. Month of condoms $7. What about women’s health so that I don’t accidentally get her pregnant? What about our rights men?
 July 2, 2014 at 3:10pm
It is a burden for me to get in my car to go vote. I have to spend gas money to get there. It is racist. The gov’t needs to buy me gas on election day that way I am not discouraged from voting.
Does that make sense? No. Neither does this.
Let me take on one other point. I find it sad that the federal gov’t now takes STATES to court because they don’t like a law that the state freely passed of their own free will including those which are voted on by the population.
June 6, 2014 at 10:37am
Good theory. My initial reaction was maybe they liked it so much they ate themselves to death? Like a gluten.
June 6, 2014 at 10:33am
Honestly when the gov’t told people they had to serve people of “color” at their food counters many of these civil rights debates had already been won/lost. I am not trying to say that all people should not be treated fairly, but what I am saying is it should have been forced by belief change and public pressure NOT gov’t mandate. Same can be said here. The gov’t shouldn’t mandate he serve this gay couple, but rather those who truly believe that this is wrong should just stop using his bakery. If his beliefs are wrong, then the public will eventually force the change to take place just through their purse strings.