I'll make this brief:
I was raised a conservative, and leaned to the neo-cons when I was in high school and undergrad college on the east coast. I honestly thought that "if I have nothing to hide, then I shouldn't mind the Patriot (sic) Act." I supported the Iraq invasion, and I supported sanctions on Iran. Perhaps it was because I remember Clinton AND Bush saying that Hussein had WMDs.
I'm from Indiana. I've officially been here 7 years 4 months and 27 days. Good luck all!
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Part III-The internet has given $500,000 to the Indiana pizzeria owners who said they'd never cater a gay weddingSubmitted by meekandmild on Fri, 04/03/2015 - 14:59
The owners of an Indiana pizzeria at the center of a national debate over gay rights gave Fox News an interview Thursday night to address the controversy.
Crystal and Kevin O'Connor, whose family owns Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana, recently made headlines when they claimed they wouldn't cater a same-sex wedding.
However, things have not been all bad for the O'Connors and their pizzeria: A massive amount of donations have been pouring in. As of Friday morning, they've raised more than $520,000 through the GoFundMe set up to support them.
The fight over gay rights and religious freedom exploded across the Web from an unlikely source this week: a pizza parlor in tiny Walkerton, Ind.
On Tuesday evening, a news report from a local ABC affiliate concerning a Walkerton pizza restaurant and the state’s recently enacted Religious Freedom Restoration Act went viral and engulfed everything that came into its path, including Yelp, Twitter, a Web hosting company, a news station, and even the Indiana state Legislature. All the while it fed the Internet’s insatiable appetite for outrage.
A new religion glorifying cannabis is officially incorporated in Indiana, and adherents plan to take full advantage of the state’s controversial religious freedom law.
That law – the Religious Freedom Restoration Act – generally bans state officials from burdening a person’s exercise of religion, “even if the burden results from a rule of general applicability."
Opponents say the law blesses discrimination by business owners against people they dislike, with most news coverage focused on the possible effects on sexual minorities.
An Indiana pizzeria under fire for saying it would refuse to cater a gay wedding shut down on Wednesday after its owners said they received threatening messages.
However, a GoFundMe page set up for Memories Pizza in Walkerton has raised more than $40,000 in just six hours. ($313,727 Raised by 11,247 people in 1 day)
Copenhagen, Denmark — March 14, 2015
In an article titled “Madness in the Royal Library” published in the Danish newspaper Weekendavisen on December 7, 2012, journalist Søren Villemoes accused esteemed chemist Dr. Niels Harrit of being a “crackpot” for daring to conclude that the destruction of three World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001, was a controlled demolition.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 24, 2015) – The state Senate passed a controversial religious freedom bill Tuesday that could potentially allow Indiana businesses to refuse service to newly married same-sex couples. This bill passed on with Republican support, 40-10, and now heads to the House of Representatives.
“If you were to ask the question, what is the single most important pillar of our democracy, chances are the answer to that question is going to be freedom of religion,” said State Senator Scott Schneider (R – Indianapolis) during Tuesday’s debate.
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An ex-convict who robbed a bank hoping he'd be sent back to prison told an Indiana judge he wanted to plead guilty only if he received the maximum 8-year sentence.
David Potchen, 53, said he was desperate after losing his $11-an-hour job and the room at a Gary motel where he was living, The Post-Tribune reported (http://trib.in/1DdWaUp ). He admitted handing a teller a note asking for $5 and $10 at a bank in Merrillville in June.
Dave and Madeleine Herman were driving in the early morning on Interstate 69 in northern Indiana when cops started following them. The Hermans were driving with their infant child, so Dave was cautious about dealing with strangers. Dave stepped out of the car after a three-mile pursuit and asked for their identification. The cops then tased and arrested Herman while Madeleine recorded the ordeal. He is being accused of resisting law enforcement, among other charges. He joined RTM for an exclusive interview to discuss his side of the story.