Louisiana teachers union threatens to sue private schools over voucher program

A Louisiana teachers union is threatening private schools with legal action if they accept money from a new voucher program – and the threat has already forced at least one school to put its participation in the program on hold.

The demand was sent a few weeks ago by law firm representing the Louisiana Association of Educators and several other interests, and it argues the state-approved program is illegal because participating schools would be receiving an unconstitutional payment of public funds.

The two-page letter further states if schools don’t agree, then the law firm has “no alternative” than to take legal action.

“Our clients have directed us to take whatever means necessary to prevent the unconstitutional transfer of public money,” wrote Brian Blackwell, of the firm Blackwell & Associates.

The Louisiana program was initiated by Gov. Bobby Jindal, a Republican, and expands on one started in 2008. The state legislature approved the proposal in April, now making the program essentially open to students in kindergarten through grade 12.

“Union leaders are stooping to new lows and trying to strong-arm schools to keep our kids from getting a quality education,” Jindal said.

Blackwell addressed the letter to a reported 95 schools after the union and others failed to persuade a court to stop the program. A district judge denied the group’s July 10 request for an injunction against the state on constitutional grounds. Two weeks later, the group requested a review of the judge’s decision, but that remains pending in an appeals court.

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Who Are ‘Sikhs’ and What Do They Believe?

Violence against Sikhs, especially in our post-September 11 world, is nothing new. Due to their customs and a lack of knowledge about their beliefs and standing, members of the monotheistic religion are regularly mistaken for Islamic adherents. For obvious reasons, this has created a multitude of problems for Sikhs. The violent attack on a Sikh temple in Wisconsin on Sunday is yet another reminder of the pain and suffering that this religious minority has endured.

While we don’t yet have all of the details surrounding the case, we know that the suspected gunman, Wade Michael Page, is said to have been a white supremacist. Some have wondered if the Army vet’s shooting rampage was rooted in a wrongful assumption — that those he was attacking were Muslims. Others have claimed that, regardless of alleged anti-Islamic sentiment, his attack on the temple was a hate crime.
As the facts are being sorted through and the victims and their families being tended to, this tragic incident provides an opportunity to answer some important questions about the Sikh community — who comprises it, what do they believe and how do the faith’s tenets mesh with American values?

Part of the confusion surrounding adherents is rooted in their tradition of not cutting their hair or beards and of wearing turbins. As a result they are frequently mistaken for Muslims. TheBlaze originally reported in July 2011 that members of the Sikh community in America claim that more than 700 hate crimes have been waged against them since the 9/11 attacks in 2011.

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‘Perfect storm’ of black violence on ‘gays’

Please be forewarned the links in the following report may contain offensive language.

Black mob violence against “gay” people is a perfect storm of three secret worlds: Newspapers do not report the predators, victims do not report the crimes and being “gay” is “about the worst thing you can be in black culture,” CNN anchor Don Lemon told the New York Times.

That is why a growing number of people – black and white, “gay” and straight – say this violence is more widespread and less reported than most people think.

So let’s start the reporting, beginning with the benign and working toward the violent.

Sometimes the homophobia is just talk. Black people voted overwhelmingly against “gay” rights initiatives in California and North Carolina. “Gay” writer Dan Savage belled the cat: “I’m done pretending that the handful of racist gay white men out there … are a bigger problem for African Americans, gay and straight, than the huge numbers of homophobic African Americans are for gay Americans, whatever their color.”

Convoluted? Yes. But in the hyper-sensitive environs of the politically correct, this was a shot heard round the world.

Black antipathy toward “gay” people is featured in the work of the most popular black hip hop performers. Comments from superstar 50 Cent represent hundreds of articles and videos old and new easily found on the Internet: “I ain’t into f——. I don’t like gay people around me, because I’m not comfortable with what their thoughts are.”

Talking is one thing. Violence another. And more people are finding it harder to ignore the “anti-gay violence that plagues the black community,” says a headline for an article by Kenyon Farrow in The Grio, a black news website produced by NBC News.

“Incidents in the black community usually receive little or no attention, we have our own problems with homophobic violence here in the U.S.”

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‘National Dream University’: UCLA Creates Illegals-Only School

The University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) is one of the better public schools in America, and certainly one of the best schools in California, period. Many parents consider a university education at such a school a blessing, and even those without children who attend college often look at America’s public university system as the envy of the world, and yet one more reason to be proud to be an American. UCLA is certainly a contributor to that sense of pride.

Yet at the same time, if recent news are any guide, the school has a legally questionable weakness for illegal aliens and their enablers. On July 25 of last month, we reported that UCLA had given roughly $100,000 to the racist “brown pride” group MEChA, whose stated mission is to reclaim a large chunk of the United States for chicano peoples as a separate nation. Ironically, the money was being given to MEChA as part of an attempt to retain as many students as possible (IE stop them from failing out), a curious choice considering that MEChA’s mission appeared to have nothing to do with academics, except for trying to subvert it as much as possible in the name of one racial or ethnic group.

And apparently, UCLA is not even satisfied with spending money to retain as many students who are sympathetic to illegal immigrants as possible. Now, Campus Reform reports that they have set up a specific wing of the university devoted exclusively to teaching students who are covered under California’s DREAM Act – that is, illegal immigrants:

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‘I Do Hate God!’: Chick-fil-A ‘Kiss-In’ Activists Harass & Mock ‘Homeless Street Preacher’ Reading His Bible Outside Restaurant

In a series of blog entries for Legal Insurrection, market researcher and blogger Anne Sorock describes a disturbing scene she witnessed at a Chick-fil-A “Kiss-In” event on Friday.

While the overall pro-gay marriage protest against the restaurant seemed to fall somewhat flat, the Chicago location that she visited was certainly lively. According to Sorock, gay activists began engaging — then harassing – a “homeless street preacher” who was reading his Bible outside of the restaurant.

The writer describes a group of about 20 to 30 protesters who assembled outside of the Chick-fil-A location around 7 p.m. Some of the couples, Sorock reports, kissed one another in a stand against the fast-food chain’s opinion on same-sex marriage. While these acts were expected, some of the protesters made their way over to an individual whom Sorock described as “an elderly African-American homeless man.”

He was seated along a fence nearby the protest. When the activists approached him, they began arguing with him about theology, while also mocking him. One of the individuals in the group even wrote disparaging messages in chalk near the man, who was peacefully sitting and reading his Bible at the time.

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Teachers who prey on their students

At the end of this month, millions of students across the country will be joining the ranks of those who will be inundated and indoctrinated by a federal government that has no business in the arena of education whatsoever, according to the 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Almost on a daily basis we are hearing news reports of the unthinkable in our school system: teachers committing sexual crimes against students. This should come as no surprise when you see what kind of education students in America are subjected to. Students are being taught to throw off American values and virtue while embracing or adhering to an un-American, immoral and sexually perverted lifestyle.
Of course, we all realize that it’s the parents who are throwing their kids into shark-infested waters, thinking it is the same education system they might have gone through even eight years ago. However, they are sadly mistaken. Let’s take a look at what is in the “infested waters” of the public school system.

First, the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum (contrived in 1968) is implemented in 1,370 schools in the United States, according to its website. IB “encourages students to think globally” and undermines the foundation principle of the United States that human rights, such as the rights to life, liberty and property, are God-given and unalienable, and must be protected by government, as is stated in our Declaration of Independence. Instead, IB usurps the U.S. Constitution and teaches redistribution of wealth, same-sex marriage, pantheism, disarmament and the Earth Charter.

In addition, students will be subjected to No Child Left Behind, a one-size-fits all curriculum that teaches them to aim for the floor instead of shoot for the stars, and which usurps the authority of local communities and parental rights in the education of their children. Bart Simpson, the great underachiever, would be proud.

To top it all off, students will be returning to school to undergo comprehensive sexual education.

In New York City alone, there have been 97 cases of sexual misconduct by teachers in the past five years – and these are the ones who were caught. And no wonder – the school district recently implemented a sex-education curriculum in which students as young as 10 years old will be raped of their virtue as they learn about anal and oral sex, how to use a condom and bestiality. Even sadomasochism, phone sex and porn stars will be involved in their curriculum.

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Rush on Chick-fil-A: The target is Christianity

Radio giant Rush Limbaugh says the ongoing national dispute over Chick-fil-A’s stance for biblically based marriage is nothing short of an attack on Christianity as a whole.

“Now Christianity has to be banned, and that’s where this is all headed,” Limbaugh said this afternoon on his top-rated program. “All this stuff at Chick-fil-A, the target is Christianity, not Chick-fil-A. The target is freedom of religion. [With] Obama and Obamacare, the target is always freedom. When we’re talking about liberals, the target is always freedom.”

Chick-fil-A’s president, Dan Cathy, has come under heavy fire from homosexual activists since he said he supported the biblical definition that marriage is between one man and one woman.

Limbaugh came to his defense today, saying, “Dan Cathy, the head honcho of Chick-fil-A, he’s not making a political statement when he talks about the values the company believes in. It gets interpreted that way because the left has politicized gay marriage and so forth. And so they recognize it and think it’s a threat.”

“I just cherish freedom. I cherish liberty. It’s under assault,” Limbaugh continued, explaining that freedom “has to give as the government gets bigger. That’s not even arguable. What reason is there for government to get bigger if not to police things, including thought? Fix things, police things, administer things, regulate things, all of that is – you might not want to call it an assault – but it’s all aimed at freedom, pure and simple. And any activity that rewards freedom, any activity that freedom plays a profound role in, particularly something that is successful or good, is an enemy.”

WND is also reporting today that in the wake of last week’s hugely successful Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, the star of a popular Fox television show decided to drop the F-bomb on the restaurant chain during a Comedy Central roast of Roseanne Barr.

Jane Lynch, a lesbian actress who plays gym coach Sue Sylvester on “Glee,” brought the eatery into her introduction of Roseanne at the Hollywood Palladium in California Saturday night.

With female celebrities including Carrie Fisher, Katey Sagal and Ellen Barkin participating in the roast of Barr, Lynch said, “This show is serving up more old spoiled hens than a Chick-fil-A. Oh, that reminds me … F— Chick-fil-A.”