The LGBT movement has successfully used corporate America to bully states into repealing or blocking laws it doesn’t like. Now the pro-abortion movement is trying to use the same playbook to strong-arm the states into repealing pro-life laws. Recall 2016, when North Carolina considered a law establishing that people had no right to use public bathrooms designated for the opposite sex. The organized backlash began immediately. Financial giant PayPal canceled plans for a small headquarters in Charlotte, the NCAA threatened to cancel future events in the state, and dozens of leftist states and cities banned their employees from traveling there
Fetal heartbeat abortion bans are being discussed in states across the nation, and Georgia is no exception; the Georgia state legislature passed the Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act on Friday, sending it to the governor’s desk. Governor Brian Kemp is a supporter of pro-life legislation and is expected to sign the bill. “Georgia values life,” he commented after Friday’s vote: Georgia values life. We stand up for the innocent and speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. The legislature’s bold action reaffirms our priorities and who we are as a state. I thank these lawmakers for their
Two recent movies designed to appeal to a left-wing audience and misrepresent conservatives have been flops at the box office. On the Basis of Sex, a biopic based on the early life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, was eagerly anticipated by liberals. Ginsburg, one of the most far-left justices ever, has become something of a cult hero on the left as they dread the day when the 85-year-old can no longer serve on the court. CNN recently did a glowing documentary about her, and On the Basis of Sex received a $20 million budget plus an unknown amount for advertising.
This article was originally posted at Townhall. By this point, conservatives have become accustomed to the Left’s favored tactic for dealing with opposing viewpoints. Instead of making a compelling argument with the aim of winning on its merits, the Left prefers to shame, label, and character assassinate those who dare to disagree in an attempt to silence dissent. It’s a tactic that often works to perfection, which is why they continue to use it. The threat of social or economic harm is often enough to coerce an individual to remain silent rather than publicly voice an opinion contrary to the Left’s
For decades, Hollywood has ignored and alienated Christians and other culturally conservative audiences, producing mainstream films with gratuitous sex and violence. But with recent box office hits marketed to Christian audiences, could things be changing? The Passion of the Christ in 2004 started the trend. Although mainstream studios declined to support the project, Mel Gibson put tens of millions of dollars in his own money to produce it. And despite the scant support from Hollywood, it was one of the biggest box office successes of all time, bringing in nearly $400 million worldwide. That achievement prompted a slew of Christian-oriented movies marketed to a
Let me be completely clear: if Harvey Weinstein is guilty of the sexual harassment, assault, and rape claims currently making headlines, he is a pig, a predator, and a criminal. His dirty little secrets should — if everything plays out the way it appears to be playing out — guarantee him some time in an orange jumpsuit. Also, this piece is in no way an attempt to blame the victims who were subjected to Weinstein’s licentious, destructive behavior. But (unfortunately, there’s a “but”) Weinstein’s aren’t the only dirty little secrets percolating to the surface as this melodrama unfolds. There’s also
A few days ago, comedian Samantha Bee announced that her “Nasty Woman” T-shirt campaign met its $1 million fundraising goal for Planned Parenthood. This follows a growing new trend by which Planned Parenthood’s brand is being turned into a fashion statement so that anyone can advertise for the abortion giant — all without having to open their mouths to defend it. Actresses, comedians, and anyone who will wear the merchandise are becoming Planned Parenthood’s unpaid brand ambassadors who simply have to smile and look pretty without answering tough questions about the controversial group. At New York Fashion Week, the Golden
The American Conservative Union has allied with Big Hollywood to launch a scurrilous attack on a startup company that’s trying to protect conservative values. In a “Call to Congress” letter on their blog, signed by an odd mix of right-leaning organizations, they said Congress should not update the Family Movie Act of 2005 to help VidAngel, a Utah startup service that filters obscene material out of movies. VidAngel is currently being sued by several multibillion dollar movie studios, including Disney, Warner Bros., and 20th Century Fox. (Here’s VidAngel’s point-by-point rebuttal of the letter; I’m not going to focus on the back and forth but rather