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The Intelligence Community Slings Cow Manure to Try to Cover Its Misdeeds in the Russia Hoax

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Attorney General William Barr appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee to make his Justice Department budget request, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

A couple of days ago, President Trump allowed that he had declassified all the material that led to the infamous “Crossfire Hurricane” investigation that eventually mutated into Robert Mueller and a dozen or so Democrat donors attempting the contrive reasons to take down the President of the United States.

In addition, to various Democrats and Vichy Republicans howling about the public getting to see too much, this is setting up a confrontation between the Attorney General and the Intelligence Community that could get ugly.

This is from Politico:

President Donald Trump’s declassification order Thursday night has set up a showdown between his own Justice Department and the intelligence community that could trigger resignations and threaten the CIA’s ability to conduct its core business — managing secret intelligence and sources.

My first thought is, let as many of these cretins quit as want to. Pull their security clearances. Let them work for a living.

“There’s nothing CIA or NSA, for example, guards more jealously than sources and methods,” said Larry Pfeiffer, a 32-year intelligence veteran who served as the chief of staff to CIA Director Michael Hayden. “It is not hyperbole to say that lives are at stake.”

“I doubt any of the [CIA directors] or [directors of national intelligence] that I worked with would have sat by silently if their president contemplated or made such a decision,” added Pfeiffer, who also served as senior director of the White House Situation Room.

And if intelligence chiefs and Barr disagree on what to reveal, Trump retains final say.

“Does an agency head or the DNI have any recourse? Sure — a direct appeal to the president … or threatening to resign over a bad decision,” Pfeiffer said. “Neither is good governance.”

Do you know what else isn’t good governance? Monitoring the communications of a presidential campaign and a president’s transition team.

Let’s not fool ourselves here. The intelligence agencies are just as concerned about protecting their turf…and covering their asses in the wake of a failed coup d’etat…as they are about keeping the nation safe. In fact, often the aggrandizing of power and authority to an intelligence agency seems to have priority over keeping the country safe. They resist oversight and drum up bogus secrecy claims to wrap their malfeasance and misfeasance in security classifications. See How Department Of Justice And The FBI Are Using Bogus Secrecy Claims To Protect Their Own.

Anyone with a speck of sense knows that there are no sources and methods at risk here. There are no lives at stake. This is a banal case of political espionage combined with political dirty tricks that went viral. There are no agents in foreign countries at risk here…at least I don’t think the Brits are going to disappear Halper and Downer and Misfud over this. And if using the opposition research material paid for by the Clinton campaign based on uncorroborated rumors gathered from an enemy of our country is classified as either a source or method, then the IC is a lot more screwed up than even I had given them credit for.

For way, way, way too long we have given the intelligence community and the FBI some kind of demigod status where we’re supposed to quiver in fear if they are unhappy or threaten to quit. These people, in particular the senior ranks in those agencies, need to learn that they are employees of the taxpayer, they are not the policy makers. Policy makers are either elected by the people or appointed by people who are elected.

In this case, a credible claim exists that Brennan and Comey and Clapper conspired to try to bring down the US president. That claim must be investigated and the result of that investigation must be made public to the greatest extent possible. If it requires accepting the resignations…or having security escort out of the building…a few dozen Democrat activists who have burrowed into the intelligence apparatus, well, that’s a small price to pay. And I think Bill Barr is perfectly willing to pay that price.

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AOC Attacks Non-Attack by Two Women as Sexist Attack by a Man, Gives Wealth & White Privilege a Pass. Twitter Pounces

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[Screenshot from Steve Martin, cropped & re-framed, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXIaOiRSMFw]

 

Perhaps it was a hobby before the election, and now it’s a full-time career: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seems to have the habit of commenting fervently upon things about which she doesn’t know (here, here, and here).

Here’s a candidate for the proverbial mix-add:

Two female reporters for The Washington Post wrote an article referencing Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s big paydays as an attorney.

AOC should love that as an exposé — after all, white-privileged rich people are the enemy (here). Down with honkies!

The article noted, in part, the following:

Sen. Elizabeth Warren worked on more than 50 legal matters during her career as a professor at Ivy League law schools, charging as much as $675 an hour to advise a variety of clients, from people with asbestos disease to a corporation facing possible liability over ruptured breast implants.

Dude (and CNN reporter) Andrew Kaczynski tweeted it:

Not knowing anything about the article — and, apparently, not trying to know anything — Alexandria attacked it.

It reminds me, by the way, of one of 70’s-era Steve Martin’s hallmarks of idiocy: “Criticize things you don’t know about.”

Here’s Ocasio-Cortez’s bellow into the ether, which seems to suggest the article was a sexist protest piece by Andrew, angry because a woman had made more than he.

Where was her solidarity in opposition to the rich?

People made fun, including The Washington Free Beacon’s Alex Griswold:

Some suggested Alexandria was sexist for defending a woman over something the Green New Dealer’s previously railed against:

Matthew Cowart pointed out that the article wasn’t written by a man, but rather, two chicks:

It’s a bit of a jumble, but this is what happens when you go around attacking people for their race, their sex, and their success. Alexandria’s really put herself out there, and the pundits are hovering. Even those making less than privileged Pocahontas. And those who are less privileged than Sen. Ocasio-Cortez.

-ALEX

 

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Video Shows House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler Appearing to Pass Out, but His Office Says He Didn’t

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Rep. Jerrold “Jerry” Nadler (D-NY-10). Screen grab via CBS – Face the Nation.

Fox News reports on how House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler (NY-17) reportedly passed out earlier today during an event with Mayor Bill de Blasio:

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler had to receive medical attention Friday after a health scare at an event in New York City.

Despite reports that the powerful New York Democrat appeared to pass out, his office said he merely felt ill but did not faint. A spokesman for Nadler told Fox News that the congressman is “okay” and “seems to have been dehydrated,” describing the room as “very warm.”

Nadler, 71, was speaking at a press conference on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, alongside 2020 Democratic hopeful New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, when the incident happened. De Blasio could be seen checking on him and patting him on the shoulder, as someone brought over a glass of water.

Fox News is told the congressman was being taken to a hospital in an ambulance.

“He is now responsive and receiving a check-up,” a spokesman told Fox News.

Here are two different videos of De Blasio trying to help Nadler, who appeared unresponsive and disoriented for a few seconds:

Nadler (or whoever handles his Twitter feed) tweeted out this message later in the day:

Glad to hear he’s doing better.

The incident was reminiscent of a health scare involving then-candidate for president Hillary Clinton during a 9/11 remembrance event in 2016:

A frail-looking Hillary Clinton collapsed during the 9/11 memorial service in lower Manhattan on Sunday morning — prompting Secret Service agents to grab her arms to prop her up and help her into a campaign van.

The 68-year-old Democratic nominee appeared to fall ill while standing amid other politicians shortly before a moment of silence at 9:58 a.m., sources told The Post.

Videos posted online showed a wobbly Clinton leaning against a metal bollard on the perimeter of the memorial plaza. Secret Service agents grabbed hold of both her arms as she swayed and stumbled off the sidewalk along West Street.

The video shows Clinton’s head bobbling as she pitched forward before being lifted into the van.

Clinton’s personal physician Dr. Lisa Bardack later said the former Secretary of State had been suffering from pneumonia, and “became overheated and dehydrated” during the 9/11 ceremony.

There’s no official word yet on whether or not Nadler is still in the hospital.

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Pelosi Claims Trump’s Video of Her Stammering Is Doctored, but Reality Catches Up to Her

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi could usually count on a lie getting around the world before the truth could get its pants on, but in the age of the internet, the truth doesn’t need pants, just a Wi-Fi connection.

President Donald Trump sent out a video of Nancy Pelosi stammering her way through a press conference. It’s incredibly awkward, but it’s not necessarily uncommon as far as Pelosi goes. In fact, impressions of her have begun containing stammering phrases.

Team Pelosi immediately responded by claiming the video was doctored, and that doctored videos of Pelosi aren’t uncommon. This includes Pelosi’s daughter Christine, and Pelosi’s Chief of Staff, Drew Hammill.

However, according to the Daily Wire, one expert has pointed out that the video has not been doctored except in the way of it being a super-cut of moments where Pelosi stammered:

“Hany Farid, a computer-science professor and digital-forensics expert at University of California, Berkeley, told The Post that there was no doubt that video had been altered,” NBC News reports. “But he said he believed the video Trump tweeted Thursday had not been slowed down.”

“Unlike the video referred to in The Washington Post article, I don’t believe that this video montage was slowed down. This montage, however, is highly deceptive as it compiles in rapid succession relatively small verbal stumbles in an attempt to portray Speaker Pelosi as stumbling through her press conference,” Farid told the outlet.

Pelosi’s attempt to save face just made her look worse, in my opinion. If the Speaker really wanted to clap back at Trump with effectiveness, she should have just owned it. However, the Democratic party has a problem with trying to look flawless at all times, making them look more like would-be Emporers with no clothes.

 

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Alyssa Milano Hates the Concept of Dark Money in Politics, but she Likes Their Checks All the Same

 

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In classic liberal fashion what they bleat about the loudest is what they are most guilty of themselves.

Alyssa Milano has been on an incessant political tear of late. The part time celebrity and full time social activist has been especially busy of late, with abortion on the front burner of her overheated political kitchen. Today she sent out a message about the unfair nature of financially-backed political groups.

Yes, the familiar bromide from the left about the vile nature of “dark money”! It’s special how they constantly trot out this ominous phrase absent any explanation about the implied nefariousness of it all. Alyssa seems particularly drawn to this political boogeyman, recently invoking it on the same issue.

That Milano has been in full foghorn mode since the Donald Trump election has become accepted as a given. We are almost inured to her dramatic turns on social media, pleading incessantly for causes she promises will bring about our demise, or something. She tours the country campaigning for candidates from areas where she does not live, maintaining a near-perfect record of losses by any name she has backed.

Adding to her losing record was her appearance in a Senate hearing to oppose the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (who was approved for SCOTUS), calling for Congress to re-ratify the failed Equal Rights Amendment (it has not), and to promote a boycott by Hollywood if Georgia passed the heartbeat abortion bill (it was signed into law last week).

There is one other arena in which Milano comes out on the losing end: Facts. Looking over Alyssa’s travels on behalf of all of her causes a certain question is raised. My RedState podcast partner, Sarah Lee, has asked frequently if anyone is behind her globe-trotting efforts, and it turns out that indeed yes, there is. While this actress-vist is intoning the horrors of the venal power of “Dark Money” it turns out she is actually supported by a group falling under that very banner.

It was recently exposed that there is an anonymously-funded Democratic outfit dubbed Future Majority that tasks itself with influencing the upcoming elections and combating conservatism on social media. They are reported to begin with $60 million pledged towards efforts aimed at the 2020 election cycle. And, ass Politico notes, the group has been “active for months”, and is involved with “enlisting personalities like actress Alyssa Milano.”

The group is not only leaning towards the liberal agenda, it is comprised of Democrat party operatives — from the Obama administration.

Future Majority has enlisted advisers including Dan Sena, who was executive director of the DCCC for the last election, and Julianna Smoot, a deputy campaign manager on Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection effort. Two major Democratic donors are co-chairing the group: Philip Munger, son of Berkshire Hathaway billionaire Charles Munger, and Dan Tierney, founder of high-speed trading company GETGO. Keith Mestrich, president and CEO of Amalgamated Bank, is also helping fund the group.

Another key name is connected to the operation, according to Open Secrets.

Earlier this year, Democratic fundraiser Matthew Tompkins formed a super PAC called America’s Future Majority Fund PAC. With Tompkins, links between Future Majority and presidential contender Joe Biden begin to emerge. The Hill reported that Tompkins recently launched a pro-Biden super PAC, titled For the People PAC, with the aim of raising tens of millions of dollars to support Biden’s campaign.

This, despite Joe Biden himself coming forward to announce that he wants no support from super PACs. This is nothing more than lip service however, as Ms. Milano exemplifies. As she is decrying “dark money” she is also reported by Open Secrets to be working with Future Majority. This goes far to explain a rather curious contradiction taking place within her activism.

Milano was one of the louder supporters of the #MeToo movement, a position that sternly revisited during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings. However after months of her declaring the importance of stopping sexual harassment and believing all women she turned a 180 on the issue when Joe Biden was facing charges of his creepy behavior towards women, following his announced candidacy.

Suddenly the women’s rights warrior was defending Biden and dismissing any allegations made by women who complained about his behavior with them in the past. Seems the woman backed by the same dark money group founded by Biden’s people has fluid values on the subject based on who is involved. But then this is hardly the only subject with which Milano displays a fluid morality.

Months back she wrote an op-ed column for USA Today where she outlined all of the evils concerning dark money outfits and PACs that have influence on our democracy. And yet, as Open Secrets describes the group, “Future Majority will do much more than spend money on ads — primarily offering strategic advice and branding efforts to other Democratic groups. A nonprofit acting as a self-proclaimed “strategy center” for other groups represents a new kind of dark money group.”

It seems that when it comes to the evils of dark money groups, Alyssa Milano thinks they could be the worst thing about politics — until the check clears.

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Wrong Audience: Los Angeles Enacts Travel Ban Against Alabama Over Abortion Law, Writes Letter Ordering an Immediate Repeal

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Geez louise.

Los Angeles County has banned travel to Alabama for a year in response to the red state’s abortion law (see more uproar over the legislation here and here).

Post-HB 314, LA’s making a sour face. County Supervisor Hilda Solis called it an “attack on reproductive rights and economic justice.”

Okay. But why in the world are the Democrats in Los Angeles trying to put themselves into the politics of another state? Are they expecting their protest to change Alabama’s mind? One thing I know about the Heart of Dixie is that it couldn’t give less of a flip what Hollywood believes, and the same goes for anyone in power in the City of Angels.

Here’s Hilda’s explanation:

“We must stand in solidarity and in opposition against extremist and unconstitutional laws that put the health and wellbeing of families at risk. The constitutional and human right to a safe and legal abortion is part of the very fabric of the United States. As such, Los Angeles County will stand against all attempts to dismantle the protections afforded by Roe v. Wade and the U.S. Constitution.”

If they’re against extremist laws, how’s their stance against New York (here and here). Also, what’s the position toward San Francisco (here)? On top of that, LA may wanna check out a little bit o’ the ol’ introspection (here).

The ban prevents any county employee from traveling to Alabama the Beautiful on official business. Exceptions’ll be made for emergency response training or other trips required by law.

Now here’s where it gets really dumb, as reported by Al.com:

LA County officials are also sending a letter to Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and Legislative leaders calling for the measure’s immediate repeal. Similar letters will be sent to officials in Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, and Utah, all states considering their own restrictive abortion laws.

LA’s got just a smidge too high an opinion of itself.

Dear Los Angeles:

Like Randy Newman said, I love you. You’re a wonderland. But autonomous state governments don’t care about your opinion. About, literally, anything. Ever. At all. And people in Alabama, incidentally, are way tougher than you. You worry about pronouns and chew on kale. They wear hip holsters and eat stuff they saw in the woods.

-ALEX

 

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Video: Ted Cruz Urges College Socialists to Engage With Free Enterprise Proponents Instead of Trying to Silence Them

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Socialism has been gaining in popularity over the last several years with young people – especially in the aftermath of Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-VT) surprisingly popular presidential run in 2016 and freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY-14) media-driven meteoric rise to fame.

In addition to that, college liberals and socialists alike have increased their attempts at suppressing the voices of free thinking conservative students whose views differ from them on issues like illegal immigration, healthcare, and socialism.

Unfortunately, some school administrators have even gone along with them – or have implemented strict rules themselves over what can and can’t be said on campus.

In response to all of that, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has a message for today’s young socialists:

Stop trying to stifle the debate. Be open-minded instead of demanding your political opposition be silenced over differing views. Be willing to listen and respectfully engage.

Campus Reform‘s editor-in-chief Lawrence Jones recently interviewed Cruz on a number of hot topics, including free speech issues on campus. The Senator also talked about how liberal campaigns to shut down discussions merely because of disagreement were the antithesis of what the First Amendment was all about:

“Unfortunately, students…they’re not being taught to think,” Cruz said. “What’s defined as hate speech, by the way, is anything the Left disagrees with. The First Amendment wasn’t designed for popular speech. You actually don’t need the First Amendment if what you’re saying is popular. The First Amendment was designed to protect unpopular speech, to protect minority views, to protect views that are not in common agreement. And particularly the whole point about a college experience is learning to confront views you’ve never seen before.”

Watch the full interview below:

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Meghan McCain: She and the Media Owe Stormy Daniels a Giant Apology

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Personally, I like Meghan McCain. Here’s why: I believe she says what she truly thinks, as opposed to following any party line. I believe that, of course, because she veers far outside those lines, which may give many a reason to dislike her. But I also like her for her gutsiness in a scenario where she’s outnumbered on a liberal talk show (see the fire here, here, here, here, and here). Oh — and I like her makeup.

Maybe most days I like her mainly for her makeup.

On Thursday, The View’s lone blonde claimed the media owes Stormy Daniels an apology following the Justice Department’s indictment of national TV goofball Michael Avenatti (more here).

She even blamed, in part, herself:

“I think all of us in the media — he was on CNN like 211 times — we owe Stormy Daniels an apology.”

Whoopi Goldberg opened the discussion with charges against Michael and a pretty hilarious characterization of his defense: that he’s “guilty of flying too close to the sun.”

“Seriously, man? That’s — that’s how you’re seeing this? You flew too close to the sun?”

Meghan:

“He’s also accused of ripping off a paraplegic man who won a lawsuit for $4 million…$300,000 from…Stormy Daniels’s…book deal, among all the other things…”

I’m lovin’ Whoopi here:

“And how insane is it that you then — you know you have all this under the rug — you know it’s right there…there’s a little dust always blowin’ out. You know it’s there, and then here you come, talkin’ ’bout you gonna run for president. It’s like, dude — really?”

Pssst, Joy…go ahead and Democrat:

“But we have that going on in the White House, too.”

There ya go.

More Joy:

“I have to admit, I was fooled. But I was fooled by Trump, too. I thought he was not gonna be as crazy as he is.”

Sunny Hostin called stealing from a client and “co-mingling” personal funds with those of a client “the worst thing that a lawyer can be accused of.”

Then Meghan asserted Stormy’s been taken advantage of; she’s been run through the wringer.

It seems to me the porn star’s made life choices that aren’t wholly synonymous with self-protection; placing herself in a political storm — partially created by that placement — was, in my opinion, a fair bit perilous. But that’s just me.

Here’s makeupped McCain:

“Can I just say, on a serious note, I think we all owe Stormy Daniels an apology in the media. I mean, I was not fooled by him. … I thought he was a total con-artist from day one. … What this woman has been put through — she has had lawyer after lawyer take advantage of her, men take advantage of her. Her story is still very valid.”

Like The Dixie Chicks, Joy ain’t Ready to Make Nice:

“I’m not clear — why do I owe her an apology?”

Whoopi shrugged it off:

“Let’s go from here: This was her lawyer. So she was fooled, the show was fooled…and the bottom line in all of this is you don’t know ’til you know.”

The Sister Act star topped it off with this:

“When you got poop all over your feet, you don’t walk on a white rug.”

“That’s something my mother would’ve said,” Joy added.

I think this may be the first time I actually enjoyed an exchange on The View. Way to go, ladies. Nice poop talk, Whoopi.

As for Stormy, do you feel sorry for her? Michael Avenatti’s looking at as many as 300 years behind bars. He’s claimed, of course, abject innocence (see so much more here). Is Stormy more victim than poor maker of decisions? Sound off in the Comments section. And don’t step in poop.

-ALEX

P.S. CHECK IT OUT: 13-Time Felon Accidentally Shoots Himself In The Testicles While Carrying Drugs In His Anus – As You Do

 

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Facebook Suspends Editor-in-Chief of “Human Events” Over 11-Year-Old Post About Gender

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Raheem Kassam, Editor-in-Chief of Human Events, was recently suspended from Facebook over a post he had made 11 years ago concerning the realities of gender.

The news was first broken by OANN host Jack Posobeic, who also noted that this isn’t the first time this has happened. Within the tweet was a picture where it shows Kassam had posted that men couldn’t be women in April of 2008.

Kassam is hardly the first.

It wasn’t long ago that Facebook suspended Turning Point USA’s Candace Owens after pointing out the link between fatherless homes in the black community and Democrat policies. Before that, numerous people were completely banned by Facebook for wrong-think, including Paul Joseph Watson and Laura Loomer.

And this has all happened in the month of May.

More than half of America share the opinions of those like Kassam and Watson when it comes to a myriad of issues, however, Facebook is attacking those who have platforms with gusto, and just in time for the 2020 elections.

One could make a safe bet that the social media networks are attempting narrative control before the elections kick into high gear. They’re currently looking for little to no excuse to be able to silence anyone whose politics don’t match up with their own. Pretty interesting, considering the fact that Facebook was once targeted by the left for election interference.

It would appear that it’s only interference when the left suffers for it.

Arguments could be made that Facebook is attempting to shift the narratives in the left’s favor by suspending those with a platform and have the ability to change to minds. Should the left lose again, it’s highly likely that the left will come after Facebook as the primary disseminator of information. It will roast it over a flame for playing host to right-leaning ideals, which the radical left has now begun to consider extreme if the ideas fall anywhere to the right of Marx.

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Retired Pastor & His Wife Say They Were Evicted from Their Senior Living Community for Hosting a Bible Study

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In Virginia, an elderly couple has sued their apartment complex for kickin’ ’em out.

The reason for the ejection? They were hosting a weekly Bible study.

So say Kenneth Hauge and his wife, Liz — both in their 80’s — in a federal suit filed in Richmond.

The complaint alleges housing discrimination on the part of Community Realty — the management company for Fredericksburg’s Evergreens at Smith Run.

Kenneth is a retired Lutheran minister, and he and Liz were hosting a Bible group in the senior living facility’s Club Room.

They were told they’d be evicted if they continued.

GodUpdates.com reported it this way:

When fellow residents found out about Ken’s calling, they were ecstatic. As it turns out, they’d been longing to start their very own resident’s Bible study there on-site. So, they approached Ken and asked him to lead it.

Management immediately balked at having the event called a “Bible study.” Instead, they insisted Ken call it a “Book Review.” Ken and the residents thought the matter was resolved.

But a year later, Ken got the surprise of a lifetime — an eviction notice!

In July 2018, the retirement home issued a new, six-page community room policy. In it, they prohibited using the Community Room for “religious services or for other religious purposes.”

The couple’s attorney, Lea Patterson, told Fox News it’s a case of religious persecution:

“The management company’s hostility to religious residents violates federal law and taints Virginia’s long history of religious freedom. We’re asking the court to hold the management company accountable for violating the Hauges’ right to exercise their faith in their home and to ensure no other residents have to suffer through what the Hauges have endured.”

Purportedly, the Bible class dustup wasn’t the joint’s only fight over faith.

As per a letter from the Hauges’ law firm, First Liberty:

[I]n 2017 the Evergreens refused to reimburse the resident social committee for an agreed-upon portion of expenses associated with a monthly resident social dinner because a resident briefly and audibly said grace over the meal. In this context, the Notice and Policy merely crystalized the discriminatory purpose and disparate treatment the Evergreens demonstrated and effectuated for some time.

But Community Realty is biting back: It claims Kenneth and Liz were harassing people about joining the Bible class.

First Liberty has requested the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development looking into whether the apartment complex committed discrimination.

Kenneth explained that Liz tried to work out their issues directly with the facility, but it was a no-go.

At the end of the day, he just wants to exercise his rights:

“It seems to me so obvious why people should be free to express their basic convictions, their basic understanding of philosophical, theological, culturally without any limitations. I believe we are guaranteed that right by law and I think that’s enough reason to stand our ground on it.”

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