Afghan civilians were killed in greater numbers by NATO and pro-government security forces in the first three months of 2019 than the Taliban

Security forces in Afghanistan killed more civilians in the first part of 2019 than the Taliban and other terrorist groups. At the same time, casualty numbers fell compared with the previous year.
— Read on m.dw.com/en/nato-afghan-forces-kill-more-civilians-than-taliban/a-48454671

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A Catholic Hospital in Iowa Offered Contraception for Decades. Then the Bishop Found Out. – Rewire.News

Catholic hospitals are supposed to follow religious directives that ban abortion, sterilization, and most contraception. But some of these facilities have found creative ways to get around the rules—until recently.
— Read on rewire.news/article/2019/04/23/a-catholic-hospital-in-iowa-offered-contraception-for-decades-then-the-bishop-found-out/

Supreme Court to hear three cases pitting conservative religious views against LGBTQ rights – Baptist News Global

The United States Supreme Court on Monday accepted three cases to decide whether a federal law prohibiting discrimination because of “sex” includes sexual orientation and gender identity, setting the stage for a new round of tension between fundamentalist Christianity and LGBTQ rights.
— Read on baptistnews.com/article/supreme-court-to-hear-three-cases-pitting-conservative-religious-views-against-lgbtq-rights/

The U.S.-Mexico border isn’t protected by militias, it’s patrolled by domestic terrorists.

The United Constitutional Patriots are just one in a long line of anti-immigrant groups who try to terrorize the border areas.
— Read on www.informationclearinghouse.info/51481.htm

Washington Is Looking for a Fight

Never before in my lifetime has the United States been so belligerent, and that in spite of the fact that there is no single enemy or combination of enemies that actually threaten either the geographical United States or a vital interest.
— Read on www.informationclearinghouse.info/51480.htm

Trump Orders Staff To Boycott Annual WH Press Dinner – Joe.My.God.

Trump Orders Staff To Boycott Annual WH Press Dinner – Joe.My.God.
— Read on www.joemygod.com/2019/04/trump-orders-staff-to-boycott-annual-wh-press-dinner/

15-Year-Old Victim of Antigay Bullying Dies by Suicide in Alabama

Friends and family are mourning the loss of Nigel Shelby.
— Read on www.advocate.com/youth/2019/4/22/15-year-old-victim-antigay-bullying-dies-suicide-alabama

White House Orders Official Who Granted Questionable Security Clearances to Defy Subpoena and Not Show Up for Tuesday House Oversight Hearing – Towleroad Gay News

White House Orders Official Who Granted Questionable Security Clearances to Defy Subpoena and Not Show Up for Tuesday House Oversight Hearing – Towleroad Gay News
— Read on www.towleroad.com/2019/04/carl-kline/

More Than Half of the Most-Banned Books in America Are LGBTQ+

These are not books which the libraries themselves sought to ban, but rather books that people asked the libraries to take out of circulation for their content.
— Read on www.out.com/news/2019/4/08/more-half-most-banned-books-america-are-lgbtq

Government Prayer Isn’t Inclusive—Let’s Not Pretend Otherwise – Rewire.News – Religion Dispatches

In the run up to Easter and the National Day of Prayer, chaplains and guest chaplains around the nation have sowed religious division and discord as they delivered prayers at state legislatures, and now, federal courts are giving them their stamp of approval.
— Read on rewire.news/religion-dispatches/2019/04/22/government-prayer-isnt-inclusive-lets-not-pretend-otherwise/

Trump press aide Sarah Sanders must be fired after admitting she made false claims, say White House reporters | The Independent

Reporters have long approached White House press secretary Sarah Sanders with a trust-but-verify attitude, knowing full well that Ms Sanders is tasked with spinning some of the more un-spinnable statements made by her boss, President Donald Trump. But with the publication of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Thursday, Ms Sanders’ credibility among the people who cover
— Read on www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/sarah-sanders-trump-mueller-report-investigation-white-house-press-a8882036.html

The Path to LGBTQ Equality Is Through the Constitution

Congress, presidents, and judges won’t save us, writes GLAAD’s Sarah Kate Ellis. But a 230-year-old document might.
— Read on www.advocate.com/commentary/2019/4/22/only-path-lgbtq-equality-through-constitution

The Air Force Academy hosted a pseudo-science talk promoting the alleged authenticity of the “Shroud of Turin”–perverting science as well as the US Constitution. | Crooks and Liars

“I’ve been at the Academy for 25 years and in that time I’ve heard this talk 3 times,” Fagin told Crooks and Liars. “I find these talks to be embarrassing.”
— Read on crooksandliars.com/2019/04/air-force-academy-shrouded-embarrassing

For a Russian spy her involvement with the Yuge Rotten Orange will get her time wearing orange

Butina’s American boyfriend (whom she complained about to in her reports to Moscow) was a mid-level Republican operative that has been indicted for basically swindling little old ladies is responsible for at least one person placed in the WH as an aide to General Micheal Flynn who was indicted in his own right and still cooperating.
— Read on www.prairie2.com/2019/04/for-russian-spy-her-involvement-with.html

Abortion Doesn’t Harm Women. Banning Abortion Harms Women. – Rewire.News

If anti-abortion lawmakers truly care about women’s health or have any desire to protect children and families, there are plenty of ways they could show their support.

— Read on rewire.news/article/2019/04/15/abortion-doesnt-harm-women-banning-abortion-harms-women/

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