A twelve-year-old student was learning about the difference between fact and opinion. She was asked to identify whether the statement “there is a God” was fact or opinion.
The student said it was a fact. The teacher told the class it was a myth and wrong to present the idea of God as fact.
In another case of political correctness seeking to trump free speech, Texas Rep. Juaquin Castro (D) has introduced the Correcting Hurtful and Alienating Names in Government Expression Act. The purpose of the bill is to ban the use of the terms alien and illegal alien from all federal signage and literature.
At the National Center for Life and Liberty, we believe all individuals should be treated with dignity and respect. We should all use our words carefully and speak words that edify, not condemn.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN CRC) has reared its pointless head in the House of Representatives. Its supporters say it is needed to protect children. Opponents say another layer of bureaucracy is not needed in a nation that already has strict child regulations and policies.
The UN CRC seems to pop up every year in the legislature. It is actually a United Nations attempt to intrude into family life in America. Its proponents try to shame voters by pointing out that the United States would be the last nation to sign on to the treaty. Even Somalia and South Sudan are signers.
Two Muslim truck drivers were hired by a company in Illinois called Star Transport. They objected to driving the trucks when they carried alcohol because alcohol violated their religious beliefs.
A Christian baker in Oregon declined to cater a same-sex marriage wedding cake because same-sex marriage violated her religious beliefs.
In America, you would think these two cases would have similar outcomes.