BIGOTRY: Time “Top Chef” was “Chopped” for Religious Bigortry

Conservative Christian group whose reservation was cancelled by TV chef Brittanny Anderson’s restaurant hits back at ‘stunning’ display of ‘religious discrimination’

  • Family Foundation of Virginia booked a table at Metzger Bar & Butchery, a German-themed restaurant in Richmond, Virginia, for November 30
  • The restaurant is co-owned by TV chef Brittanny Anderson, known for her shows Top Chef and Chopped
  • An hour and a half before their reservation time, they received a call saying they were no longer welcome
  • They said that staff would be made ‘uncomfortable’ and ‘unsafe’ by the presence of the pro-life group, which rejects gay marriage
  • On Wednesday the CEO of Family Foundation of Virginia condemned the Metzger owners and management for ‘religious discrimination’ 

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Published: 19:03 EST, 7 December 2022 | Updated: 00:36 EST, 8 December 2022

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The head of a conservative Christian group whose reservation was cancelled at the last minute by a Virginia restaurant, citing their views on abortion and LGBTQ issues, has accused the owners of ‘religious discrimination.’

Virginia Cobb’s group, Family Foundation of Virginia, intended to dine on November 30 at Metzger Bar and Butchery in Richmond, Virginia – a German-themed restaurant co-owned by TV chef Brittanny Anderson of Top Chef and Chopped.

Yet 90 minutes before their reservation, a staff member called someone on Cobb’s team to say they were no longer welcome – forcing them to scramble to find an alternative venue for the 15-20 people to gather.

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How come when a baker won’t make a gay cake or a web designer won’t make a gay website, they wind up in the “legal system”?

Now, as gun owning pro-life pro-choice little L libertarian, I have no problem with people discriminating.  Folks do it all the time.  It’s “heuristics” aka “rule of thumb”.  

I do have a problem when the Gooferment gets involved.  Hence some discrimination it politically incorrect and gets punished.  Other peolitically correct discrimination goes under the radar.

Perhaps, “We, The Sheeple” might want to use the “invisible hand” of the marketplace to weigh in on the decision.

Wasn’t this a “breach of contract”?


BIGOTRY: The Left’s War on civilization

January 26, 2022
Emulating Islam: The Left’s War on the Christian Cross
By Raymond Ibrahim

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For example, a 61-year-old Christian woman who escaped to Britain from her Nigerian homeland — where a genocide against Christians is currently underway — experienced something similar in her adopted nation. Mary Onuoha, formerly a nurse at England’s Croydon University Hospital since 2002, was over the years repeatedly harassed by management and finally “bullied” out of her job for refusing to remove her small cross necklace, which she has worn for 40 years.  

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I believe this is not unique to England, but is rampant anywhere the “woke” Left exists.

Not sure how “we” can counteract it, other that being alert and aware to ANY “religious discrimination”.

Once again I repeat my tenets: (1) don’t rub my nose in it; (2) don’t try to “convert” me; and (3) most important: don’t make me pay for it.

Sadly, no one listens.


BIGOTRY: Boston bureaucrat practices religious discrimination

Exclusive–Kobach: Supreme Court Appears Ready to Protect a Christian Flag in Boston Case
20 Jan 2022

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On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments concerning the City of Boston’s refusal to allow a private organization to fly a Christian flag on a flagpole next to City Hall that was routinely made available to any private organization that applied to do so.  The case is Shurtleff v. City of Boston.

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The conservative Justices seemed likely to rule against the City.  Justice Gorsuch pointed out that the City was “treat[ing] religious viewpoints the equivalent of offensive or inappropriate ones.”  Justice Thomas reacted to the City of Boston’s claim that it was celebrating diversity by allowing other nations’ flags to fly by pointing out, “it would seem to me that Christians in Boston would be a part of that diversity calculus.”

Even Justice Kagan suggested that “this was a mistake” by the Boston bureaucrat who denied the application.  She wondered why the City had not settled the case with the plaintiffs.

These and other statements suggest that the Court isn’t buying Boston’s arguments.  Hopefully that proves to be true when the Supreme Court’s decision is issued.  For too long, too many government bureaucrats have been hostile to Christianity and its symbols.  A victory in this case for the plaintiffs would do much to reverse that trend.

Kris W. Kobach served as the Secretary of State of Kansas during 2011-2019.  Prior to that, he was a professor of constitutional law at the University of Missouri—Kansas City School of Law during 1996-2011.  An expert in immigration law and policy, he was also an informal adviser to President Trump.  He is currently General Counsel of the Alliance for Free Citizens.  His website is 

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While I have no real problem with SCOTUS smacking down the Boston bureaucrats, I wonder why the flag pole is there at all.

It serves no legitimate public purpose other than making work for the politicians and bureaucrats.

Also, I don’t think Churches should fly the Gooferment’s flag EVER.

In the old days, “the Church” was a power that kept the King in check.  Today, it’s like a rubber stamp for the Gooferment.

We need more protection from the tyranny of the Big Deep State and its politicians and bureaucrats.




BIGOTRY: Maybe this is how Catholics should react to Gooferment diktats at every opportunity?

DECEMBER 14, 2021Austrian Catholics Launch Public Rosary in Response to Lockdowns

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Amid waves of highly restrictive lockdowns and a proposed universal COVID-19 vaccine mandate to start February 1, tensions in Austria, where I live, are on the rise. But in late November, a new light of hope appeared on the horizon, just in time for Advent. Louis-Pierre Laroche, a wine merchant and father of eleven, issued a call to pray the rosary with others in public, for Austria. Exhausted from the political responses to COVID offering just ever-increasing restrictions, suffering economically, isolated by the lockdowns, frightened and dismayed by the prospect of a universal vaccine mandate, Laroche’s call is resonating with Austrians eager to join in.

Weekly, on Wednesday evenings since the end of November, all over Austria people have started to gather in public to pray the rosary together as part of the Austria Prays initiative. The call is simple while also profound: “Pray for Austria!” every Wednesday night, in public, as a flyer explains, “so that our country, that is currently in one of the most serious crises in its history, will be entrusted to the Mother of God, and to ask for her intercession for all citizens.”

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MLK, echoing Ghandi, gave us the key to resistance to tyranny.  Peace quiet non-cooperation.  (Like 4 years old Daniel has taught me, no one can make ANYONE do what they don’t want to do.  They can only hurt or kill you.  They still won’t do what you want.)

I’d like to see more peaceful resistance to tyranny.


BIGOTRY: I wonder what the flight attended would have done with a Koran?

American Airlines booted Brooklyn couple over religious shawl: lawsuit
By Kathianne Boniello
December 4, 2021

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An elderly Brooklyn couple was booted from an American Airlines flight because they refused to place a bag containing their sacred prayer shawl on the floor, according to a lawsuit.

Roberto and Elana Birman were heading home from Miami on Flight 322 in August when the “humiliating” incident unfolded, they told The Post.

Roberto, 76, and Elana, 71, brought only a briefcase, a purse and his Tallit bag — a small, 8.5 inch-by-8.5-inch, clear plastic carrier for Roberto’s prayer book and shawl — onboard. They sat in aisle seats across from each other.

A flight attendant began checking overhead bins ahead of take off, pulled the Tallit bag from the overhead bin, and asked, “Whose is this?”

When Roberto claimed it, she allegedly threw the bag on his lap and said it had to go under his seat, the couple said.

“It’s a religious item, it cannot go under the seat,” Roberto explained, removing his baseball cap to reveal his kippah covering his head and explaining that as an Orthodox Jew, he is forbidden to place the precious shawl on the floor.

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I’m personally offended.  Wish I could have been his seat mate.  He should have said “it’s a Koran” and I bet the response would have been different.

Did American Airlines take any action?

Maybe business travelers with lots of American Airlines should print this story and write a little note to the American Airlines CEO.

W. Douglas Parker
P.O. Box 619616
DFW Airport, TX 75261-9616

Here’s an address to make it easy.


Vax mandate extended to NYC religious, private school staffers

Under Thursday’s announcement, employees at all private and religious education schools — including yeshivas and Catholic schools — must provide proof of a first vaccination dose by Dec. 20.
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Guess Comrade Bill hasn’t heard of the First Amendment as is currently understood by the Supremes?


BIGOTRY: The secular religion is predominating the woke culture–starbucks-no-more/

Sippin’ Starbucks No More
By Paul Gottfried 

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The fate of Betsy Fresse, an evangelical Christian who refused to don a gay pride shirt in accordance with instructions from her manager in a Starbucks store in New Jersey is explained with remarkable concision in a recent Reuters article:

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Let’s imagine that the dissenter was a homosexual activist being forced to wear a shirt stating marriage is between a man and a woman. This assertion would not have caused the slightest scandal up until about 25 years ago, because it would have expressed what everyone across the political spectrum had always believed—or was expected to believe.

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Seems that we can see the “truth” when we put the shoe on the other foot.

Mostly, the question begging for an answer is: “Why do all these corporations suddenly get involved in politics?”

I don’t understand it.

Focus on selling your over-priced coffee, please.


BIGOTRY: Catholics Attacked by BLM at Prayer Event at Statue of St. Louis

On Saturday a Catholic prayer event in front of the St. Louis statue in Missouri was interrupted by Black Lives Matter protesters. Violence broke out at the event as Black Lives Matter members attacked participants of the prayer event.

Source: Catholics Attacked by BLM at Prayer Event at Statue of St. Louis

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This is inexcusable in the USA.

The Gooferment politicians and bureaucrats are incapable of protecting peaceful people at prayer.


LIBERTY: Seems like anti-Semitism is alive and well in one American of Arab descent


Doctor who tweeted that she would ‘purposely give Jews the wrong medications’ still has her medical licence despite being condemned by the Cleveland Clinic where she worked after it emerged she has been posting anti-Semitic messages for years

  • Dr Lara Kollab posted anti-Semitic messages on social media for several years 
  • The 27-year-old graduated last year, and worked at The Cleveland Clinic, Ohio
  • Wrote on Twitter that she would ‘purposely give all the Jews the wrong meds’
  • Also tweeted she hoped ‘Allah will kill the Jews’ and referred to Jews as ‘dogs’
  • Cleveland Clinic condemned her and confirmed she is no longer works there
  • Dr Kollab, who is of Palestinian heritage, got degree at a Jewish college in NY


PUBLISHED: 06:07 EST, 2 January 2019 | UPDATED: 08:38 EST, 2 January 2019

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A doctor who tweeted that she would ‘purposely give all the Jews the wrong meds’ has been found to have been posting anti-Semitic messages on social media for years.

Dr Lara Kollab, 27, a former resident at The Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, wrote in now-deleted posts that she hoped ‘Allah will kill the Jews’ and referred to Jewish people as ‘dogs’.

The Cleveland Clinic has since condemned Dr Kollab, who retains her medical license, and confirmed that she is no longer working at the hospital.

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Clearly, this is unacceptable in the USA.

Not that she can NOT have racist views.  But she can’t overtly threaten to harm people.

For that reason alone, she should lose her medical license.

She can always do pharma sales calling on only Jewish doctors?

That sounds like a plan.

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BIGOTRY – RELIGIOUS: Little p in Pope

“Stem cell go-ahead puts Obama at odds with pope”

Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:14am EDT

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Maybe I’m being picky, but should THE POPE be capitalized.

It’s a specific person or a specific title.

After all, if it was written: “Stem cell go-ahead puts obama at odds with Pope”, I can hear the screams now.

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