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ACLU & Star Wars Writer Team-Up For Midterm Anti-Trump Drive – ‘Resistance, Revolution’

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Most of Hollywood is firmly in the Democrat camp. They wear their hatred for Trump proudly on their sleeves.

Those in Tinseltown don’t share the values of most in middle-America, so it’s no surprise that the ACLU & the top writer of Star Wars’ ‘Rogue One’ film teamed up to “resist” Trump & Republicans for the upcoming election.

Once again Hollywood is trying to dictate what America should be, all while they sit in their ivory castles surrounded by armed guards.

The Nerdist reported:

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“Dystopian stories, science-fiction, and horror stories have long been used as analogs for narratives that might otherwise be unheard. Today, Rogue One writer Gary Whitta is adding to that tradition with a surprise release of a charity anthology about resistance. Created and edited by Whitta, Hugh Howey and Christie Yant, Resist: Tales from a Future Worth Fighting Against, is a collection of sci-fi stories on the themes of rebellion, resistance, and revolution. Whitta created it as an opportunity for today’s best science fiction authors to speak to the current sociopolitical moment through the genre. The book includes an amazing roster of 27 authors, such as Charlie Jane Anders, John Scalzi, Kieron Gillen, Saladin Ahmed, Daniel H. Wilson, and many more. It’s an incredible collection of Hugo and Nebula Award winners and New York Times best-sellers, and you can grab it digitally right from Humble Bundle or pre-order the book from Amazon.

We got to chat with Whitta about the radical project, and got an exclusive sneak peek at a story from the book by NY Times bestselling author Beth Revis, which we’ve included in our gallery below. For Whitta, the book was a way of exploring the current political landscape.

After the 2016 election, I think a lot of writers and others working in the entertainment field found themselves in a bit of a funk, struggling to find a way to make their work feel relevant or worthwhile in the broader context of everything that was unfolding all around them,” Whitta said. “Certainly that’s where I was. I felt unmotivated and uninspired creatively for quite a while, until I hit on the idea of turning my creative energy directly toward the problem. Though set in the distant future or on far-off worlds, science fiction has always been rooted thematically in the here and now, taking contemporary issues and questions and magnifying them through the warped lens of the fantastical. And many of the best sci-fi stories are cautionary tales about where society might be headed if we’re not careful.””

“The genre is one that the writer is familiar with, and made perfect sense for the stories that he wanted the book to tell. “It seemed to me that sci-fi would be a great way to speak to the specific sociopolitical moment we find ourselves in,” Whitta said. “And the idea was always that the project would benefit a relevant charity. Once I started reaching out to authors I was amazed by how many find themselves in a similar place to me, looking for an outlet to turn their writing toward speaking to the current moment.”

The Hollywood Reporter added:

“Ahead of the upcoming U.S. midterm elections, Humble Bundle is releasing a new collection of books and comic books aimed at promoting political engagement, curated in partnership with the American Civil Liberties Union and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story screenwriter Gary Whitta.

The Get the Vote Out 100% bundle features titles from a number of publishers, including DC Entertainment, IDW, Image Comics, Lonely Planet, Microcosm Publishing, No Starch Press, Oni Press, Quirk, Skyhorse, and Tachyon, as well as the debut of an all-new anthology, RESIST!: Tales from a Future Worth Fighting Against, edited by Whitta, Christie Yant and Hugh Howey. 100 percent of all proceeds will be donated to the ACLU.

“I created RESIST! as an opportunity for today’s best science-fiction authors to speak to the current socio-political moment through a sci-fi lens,” Whitta said in a statement about the promotion. “Though the 27 stories in the anthology are set in the future, or on other worlds entirely, the themes explored are rooted entirely in the here and now. My intention for this project was always that it would benefit a worthwhile and relevant cause, and so I couldn’t be more thrilled to launch RESIST! in partnership with the ACLU, with that organization benefiting from the proceeds of every sale.”

Danielle Silber, Director of Strategic Partnerships for the ACLU, added, “We are heartened by the outpouring of support from writers and illustrators who are championing civil rights and the work of the ACLU. Through their art they are advancing democracy and helping us to make dystopia a fiction. We appreciate their and Humble Bundle’s efforts to bolster voter education to ensure everyone votes like their rights depend on it.”

 

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Taylor Swift Was Warned About Bashing Trump At Show – Pays Price For Not Listening!

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As leftist progressives continue to push this ‘us versus them’ mentality and further widen the political divide in this country, American pop star and Tennessee native Taylor Swift has finally rendered a political opinion, much to the delight of feminists and Democrats.

Swift announced on Sunday via an Instagram post that she plans to cast her vote for former Governor of Tennessee and current Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen and House of Representatives candidate Jim Cooper for the November mid-term elections.

“In the past, I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now,” Swift wrote.

For someone who famously published an editorial explaining her business strategy in the Wall Street Journal – Swift’s management team undoubtedly believed that publicly bashing then-candidate Donald Trump would be a massive liability when it came time for the pop princess to tour on her next album.

However, earlier this year Swift started to venture into the political arena expressing her support for the March for our Lives gun control movement spawned from the Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

The Sunday Instagram post showed Swift abandoning her previous policy of remaining apolitical as she publically condemned Rep. Marsha Blackburn, the Republican nominee currently running for election for Senator Bob Corker’s seat.

In her lengthy Instagram post,  Swift publically endorsed Bredesen and outright condemned Blackburn, claiming her voting record simply “appalls and terrifies me.”

She posted in part:

“Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn,” Swift wrote.

“Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me. She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values. I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Rep. Jim Cooper for House of Representatives.”

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I’m writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I’ll be voting in the state of Tennessee. In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now. I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country. I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent. I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love. Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me. She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values. I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives. Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values. For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway. So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count. But first you need to register, which is quick and easy to do. October 9th is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the state of TN. Go to vote.org and you can find all the info. Happy Voting! 🗳😃🌈

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As a result, President Donald Trump himself publically stated he was no longer a fan of the 28-year-old pop star, declaring he likes her music “25% less now.”

As Billboard notes:

“One day after Taylor Swift made a rare public political statement, Donald Trump expressed his opinion on the pop star.

“The songstress and former Nashville resident endorsed Democratic candidate Phil Bredesen over Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn in Tennessee’s Senate race, which was brought up to the President by reporters on the White House South Lawn.

“What did she say?” Trump asked with a smirk. When told Swift announced her opposition to Blackburn, he refuted with compliments towards the Republican representative, noting that he’s “sure Taylor Swift has nothing–or doesn’t know anything about her.” Trump said.

“Let’s just say I like Taylor’s music about 25% less now, okay?” he concluded before walking away.'”

Her declaration also caused 65,000 new voter registrations in just 24 hours, though the registrations were for both Republican and Democrat alike in a state that notoriously leans very red.

Blackburn is the current State Representative of the 7th Congressional District of Tennessee, one of the most conservative districts in the state. She responded in an interview with Fox Business, detailing her advocacy for women’s causes in response to the accusations from Swift:

“Of course I support women and I want violence to end against women,” Blackburn said. “I’ve been very active in abuse shelters and child advocacy centers. I’ve been advocating for women in equal pay since I was 19 years old and making certain that woman have the opportunity for maximum pay and have a good record on that.”

“The congresswoman continued: “We’re getting ready the Music Modernization Act that I helped steer through Congress. It’s going to be signed on Thursday by the president. I’ve been very active in that and Taylor Swift will benefit by that.” The wide-ranging bill would affect payments to songwriters, copyright performance rights and royalties, among other things.

“When asked whether she thought Swift’s decision could sway voters, Blackburn said she believed her constituents cared more about who supported her.

“Tennesseans are more interested in the fact that Marsha Blackburn is endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, by the Fraternal Order of Police, by the Police Benevolent Association and by the National Rifle Association, where I have an ‘A’ rating and their endorsement,” Blackburn said.”

Meanwhile, Bredesen took to Twitter to publically thank Swift for her endorsement in a woefully transparent attempt to be “hip” with Swift’s fan base:

“., look what you made her do. doesn’t like your little games and she wants Tennesseans to know that you’ve been in the swamp long enough. It’s time for some fresh air up in Washington.”

This caused many to call Bredesen out on what they called his “cringe-worthy” post.

Bredesen has received much backlash in the state of Tennessee as he attempts to promote himself as just working to earn a living — but that is far from the truth.

The Tennessee Star reports:

“The former governor who hopes to flip Bob Corker’s seat from Republican to Democrat shares one thing besides friendship with the former Chattanooga mayor: they’re both extremely rich.

“Bredesen has reported assets between $88.9 million and $358 million, The Washington Free Beacon said.

“CBS News reported that Corker is one of the wealthiest senators, with an average net worth of $50.7 million.

“In replacing Corker, Bredesen would also become one of the richest members of Congress. Public records show he is the owner of five homes—two homes in Nashville, two lakefront properties in upstate New York, and a five-bedroom home in Jackson, Wyoming.

“Like finding a place to hang his hat at night, traveling is no issue for Bredesen: He is one of the registered owners of an Embraer Phenom 300 private jet, according to Federal Aviation Association records. The Embraer Phenom 300 sells for $10 million, according to CNBC.

“And yet Bredesen says the Democratic Party is  “too elitist and too distant from the concerns of the very down to Earth people that have always been the base of the party.”

“Gillum Ferguson, Press Secretary of the Tennessee Republican Party, said in a press release, “We agree, especially since Phil Bredesen embodies this elitism.’”

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Christian Bridal Magazine Forced Out of Business For Not Featuring Gay Couple

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A Christian bridal magazine named White Magazine has been forced out of business in Australia for refusing to feature a gay couple. It has been published for twelve years. Because of the lawsuits and bad PR, Luke and Carla Burrell have released a statement saying that the magazine is “no longer economically viable.”

A brutal intimidation campaign was launched against the magazine by violent activists. It cost the Christian magazine advertisers, staff, and contributors who were threatened with physical violence. Breitbart has more on this vicious attack against Christian values:

A major Australian wedding magazine has been forced to close after a campaign by violence-threatening activists against the Christian-run publication over its failure to feature same-sex couples.

Luke and Carla Burrell, who have published White Magazine for 12 years, posted a statement Saturday announcing that the magazine was “no longer economically viable” following an intimidation campaign which saw advertisers, staff, and contributors targeted for abuse and threats of physical violence.

The couple said that, while the publication had always been secular, they were forced to “pick a side” earlier in the year when the Australian state broadcaster, ABC, published a piece in which former contributors to the publication “raised the alarm about White’s lack of LGBTQI diversity”.

Photographer Lara Hotz said she felt “extremely hurt” by the magazine’s rejection of same-sex wedding shoots following the introduction of same-sex marriage in Australia last year, adding: “It appears they are happy to take money, content and photographs from LGBTQI advertisers and contributors, but are yet to support and represent us in the same way as heterosexual couples are represented in the magazine.”

In their blog post, titled ‘Farewell’, the Burrells said they had “no agenda but love”, stressing: “We have no desire to create a social, political or legal war, which only divides people further and does more damage than good. To us, our faith is anchored in love without judgement.”

Reporting that they were “really saddened” by the campaign, during which “couples who have featured in our magazine have also been the subject of online abuse despite their individual beliefs”, the pair closed their post by stating: “We hope that one day soon our society can learn to accept people’s differences and different points of view and love each other no matter what. That’s where real positive change begins.”

The Burrells case is “only the tip of the iceberg” and represents “a quiet crisis of freedom that runs far deeper”, according to the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL), which warned the government’s failure so far to deliver religious protections it promised after the same-sex marriage referendum means “good people of faith are suffering”.

A report published in The Australian noted the case of Christian wedding photographer Jason Tey, who was hauled to a State Equal Opportunity Commission not for declining service to LGBT individuals but simply for stating his religious beliefs.

The professional from Western Australia got in trouble after “he agreed to photograph the children of a same-sex couple but disclosed a conflict of belief, in case they felt more comfortable hiring someone else”, reports the centre-right newspaper.

“At the conciliation hearing, it was demanded that Mr Tey provide an admission of discrimination as well as a written apology to be published publicly on the homepage of his website and all social media pages associated with his photography business for at least two months.”

The ACL “has been called in to provide help to more than 50 people who have faced legal trouble for living out their faith”, said the organisation’s managing director, Martyn Iles, describing as “a nightmare” the situations faced by Mr Tey and the Burrells.

“Few cases come to the public attention because people are afraid to speak. The intolerance they face is formidable,” he continued.

“Jason is being sued simply for stating his beliefs. Luke and Clara were harassed out of business for saying and doing nothing – for their silence.

“That is shocking. We are at the stage where anything less than total affirmation is worthy of vicious attack. We’re spiralling into an Orwellian nightmare.”

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