A woman accused this football star of rape after he stopped replying to her texts

In an era when accusations of sexual misconduct are ending careers every week, a false rape accusation against a high-profile college football player in Oklahoma is an example of a woman attempting to use benefit of the doubt to ruin a man’s life.

Rodney Anderson is the starting running back for the College Football Playoff-bound University of Oklahoma football team. On Dec. 4, a woman named Courtney Thornton accused Anderson of raping her at her apartment more than two weeks earlier.

The two met at a bar, and then went back to her apartment. They didn’t have sex, but two weeks later, Thornton told an ex-boyfriend (who she was talking to about getting back together) that she began “recalling images and feelings of Anderson forcing his fingers” inside her and biting her. She was admittedly intoxicated that night.

The rape accusation, made through an emergency protective order, made national news. Suddenly, when someone searched the name “Rodney Anderson” on Google, the top items were news stories suggesting he may have raped a woman.

 

But there was much more to the story.

What really happened

After an investigation, Assistant District Attorney Susan Caswell found numerous inconsistencies in Thornton’s account. The DA’s office announced Thursday that no charges would be filed.

  • Text communications between the two showed that Thornton never expressed any hesitation or regret about anything that happened. She even said they had fun and she wanted to see Anderson again.
  • Her friend told police that Thornton said the next day that she had a great time.
  • Thornton called the friend from the bathroom of her apartment, excited that Anderson was at her home, saying she “had vomited but intended to brush her teeth and go back and kiss him some more,” Caswell said.
  • Two additional friends corroborated the first friend’s claim that Thornton said she had fun, and said she began to brag about the relationship that she was having with him.
  • One friend told police that Thornton called Anderson a “nice guy” for not going all the way with her that night.

The last several text messages Thornton sent to Anderson, which were suggestions from her that they get together, were not replied to by Anderson.

It was only after Anderson stopped responding to her advances that she decided to go to authorities and accuse Anderson of rape.

This writer’s perspective

There is a problem in college athletics with sexual assault, and with a lack of support for victims. Women who have reported sexual assaults by athletes to campus and local authorities have sometimes felt that no one believes them, or felt pressured to keep quiet.

False accusations like this one only add to that problem. They only create a more hostile environment for actual victims, and weaken the ability of authorities to grant the benefit of the doubt that a victim is telling the truth.

Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn was careful to say that his office could not prove that Thornton was lying about what happened. But that’s effectively what they did by not finding any reason to press charges against Anderson.

Thornton tried to initiate a relationship with a star on the football team, and after he didn’t reciprocate her interest, she tried to ruin his reputation and possibly his life.

Thankfully, the facts were brought to light in this situation. I shudder to think about what happens to accusers, and the accused, when they’re not.

 

http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/12/14/a-woman-accused-this-football-star-of-rape-after-he-stopped-replying-to-her-texts

Germany: “Palestinian” protesters disrupt Christmas market with loud Arabic music

“These people know that those cowardly Germans will do nothing about it.”

Of course. To do anything would be “Islamophobic.”

In any case, with the Islamic State threatening to commit jihad mass murder at Christmas markets in Europe, a little Arabic music is a reprieve. These protesters must be “moderates.”

 

“German Christmas market disrupted by Palestinian protesters with loud Arabic music,” Voice of Europe, December 16, 2017:

Yesterday evening, a new video was posted on the Facebook page of the local branch of Germany’s populist AfD party. On the page they say the video shows a Christmas Market in the German town of Bad Doberan (Weihnachtsmarkt in Bad Doberan).

While a man films secretly from his car, loud Arabic music is being heard and a group of people are waiving Palestinian flags. It clearly looks like a pro-Palestinian protest or a provocative way to make a statement. A reply on the post shows probably the same group walking with the same flags through the German town.

Most people are disgusted by the video and one person reacts with:

“These people know that those cowardly Germans will do nothing about it”

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/12/germany-palestinian-protesters-disrupt-christmas-market-with-loud-arabic-music

 

Students outraged over banned washroom breaks

schools every where suck

Students outraged over banned washroom breaks

Historically washroom breaks have been an excuse for some students to get out of class.

Michael Power – St. Joseph High School in Etobicoke believes they have the perfect solution: banning washroom breaks during class time.

Now, students are raising questions about their personal privacy.

According to Grade 12 student Paul, it’s like being in “JK all over again.”

“In order for us to go to the washroom and be let out of class, we have to call down someone (to the class) to escort us to the washroom.”

In an email the Toronto Catholic District School Board confirms, “In some instances, students may have been accompanied by admin staff to the washroom as part of the regular monitoring of hallways to ensure that students do not miss out on class time.” They go on to say, “Staff are being asked to monitor the length of time the student is absent.”

The students CityNews spoke with confirm faculty are escorting students to the washroom but not into the washroom to the best of their knowledge. However, Grade 11 student Juliano says it still makes him feel “uncomfortable.”

“I don’t want someone watching me and knowing how long I take in the washroom or how long I’m there,” he said. “It’s just weird.”

Grade 12 student Silvia calls the washroom protocol “embarrassing,” going on to say that if students want to waste time going to the washroom instead of spending it in class learning, “it’s their own loss wasting their time.”

Ontario’s education Minister Mitzi Hunter weighed in, noting the school climate is something that is “extremely important.”

“We want every student that walks into the school to feel safe and included and that they belong in that school and that includes that the students voice is heard. So in this specific incident it’s important that the educators listen to the student voice.”

Human rights lawyer Caryma Sa’d told CityNews there are issues with the school’s policy.

“In my view, it’s treading in the territory of violation or privacy and human dignity to be watched, monitored or timed when using the washroom,” she said. “Or to even need to seek permission in the first place.”

 

Elderly Christian Woman Told to Take Down ‘Offensive’ Bible Christmas Display, but She Refuses

An elderly Christian woman in Massachusetts who was told to take down the Bible verses she posted on her front door in the apartment complex she lives in has reportedly stood her ground and defended her religious freedom rights this Christmas.

The American Center for Law and Justice reported on Wednesday that the woman, who wasn’t named, put up Bible verses on her front door as others in the complex were putting up Christmas displays, but was told in a notice that she was violating federal law.

The tenant reached out to the ACLJ for help, with the law group sending a letter to the owner of the complex explaining that trying to force the woman to remove her Bible verses violates the Fair Housing Act.

“We demanded that the apartment complex rescind the notice, permit the religious display, and refrain from any harassment of and/or retaliation against our client for her religious speech. The apartment complex immediately complied,” the law group explained.

It added that the FHA makes it clear that people cannot be discriminated against because of their religion, and are allowed to put up religious items as part of decorations on their doors.

“In this case, the apartment complex indicated its intent to keep the complex ‘religion neutral,’ however, the result was, instead, hostility toward, and discrimination based on, religion,” the ACLJ added.

 

https://www.christianpost.com/news/elderly-christian-woman-told-to-take-down-offensive-bible-christmas-display-but-she-refuses-210134/

Female Democratic Congress candidate drops out of race after she was accused of sexual harassment by a male colleague who ‘rejected her advances’

 

  • Andrea Ramsey is dropping out of a race for a Kansas Congressional seat 
  • Sexual harassment allegations raised against the 56-year-old resurfaced 
  • The 56-year-old claims the allegations, filed by Gary Funkhouser, are a lie
  • He claims he was fired because he wouldn’t have sex with Ramsey in 2005 
  • Funkhouser first filed a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2005 after he was fired
  • EEOC dismissed the allegations, so he brought the claim to a federal court
  • He and the employer, LabOne, reached a settlement in 2006 after mediation
  • Ramsey claims the employer was vindictive and says the allegations are only being brought up now for political purposes 
  • She got married 2006 but was single when the alleged harassment occurred

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5184399/Kansas-Democrat-drops-race-sex-harassment-suit.html#ixzz51NWewX2Y
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BREAKING: Canada won’t fund student summer jobs unless employers support abortion

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-canada-wont-fund-student-summer-jobs-unless-employers-demonstrate

 

OTTAWA, December 14, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The Liberal government of Justin Trudeau will ban any employer from receiving summer job grants for students if the employer doesn’t first sign an “attestation” that they agree with abortion and transgender “rights.”

The new criteria were sent to all MPs and will be made public when the Canada Summer Jobs Program officially opens December 19, 2017.

In order to receive federal Canada job grants, employers must attest that:

  • both the job and the organization’s core mandate respect individual human rights in Canada, including the values underlying the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as well as other rights. These include reproductive rights and the right to be free from discrimination on the basis of sex, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, colour, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.

Conservative MP Brad Trost was first to publicly raise the alarm in a twitter and Facebook video in which he denounces the Liberals for discrimination.

“In practical terms, this means you have to be with the Liberal Party position on abortion, gay marriage, transgendered rights, all sorts of legislation in the House of Commons, otherwise you will be an ineligible employer for this program,” Trost said.

“That’s wrong, that’s discrimination.”

Canadians “are allowed to have different political beliefs than the government of the day and they shouldn’t have their funding be cut off because they disagree with the government,” he added.

“The second problem with this is it automatically excludes all faith-based organizations that are traditional on their values of human life and sexual morality. That includes millions and millions of Canadians,” Trost said.

 

The Liberal move has also been denounced by Campaign Life Coalition, which has launched a petition.

Jack Fonseca, senior political strategist for Campaign Life Coalition, excoriated the Trudeau Liberals for their blatant anti-Christian bias.

“This is a jaw-dropping act of discrimination against faith-based employers and non-profits. Although the Trudeau Liberals have signaled many times they have special contempt for Christians, this new policy requires a massive negative reaction from all faith-based communities in Canada – Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, etc,” he told LifeSiteNews.

“More and more, Justin Trudeau is transforming the Liberal Party into a hate group against Christians. Just recently, the Liberals were scared off from his plan of eliminating the law that protected Church worship services from disruption. Now this. It’s abundantly clear the Trudeau Liberals hate Christians,” he added.

Non-profit groups, small businesses, and public sector employers can apply for funding through Canada Summer Jobs program to create jobs for students from 15 to 30 years of age.

Formerly, it was up to individual MPs to assess and approve funding applications from groups in their ridings.

But Trudeau Liberals already decreed last year no Liberal MP could approve Canada Summer Job funding for pro-life groups. Moreover, Liberal Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour Patty Hajdu said at the time through spokesman Matt Pascuzzo that she would change the program to make sure no pro-life group would be approved in the future.

“We have been unequivocal in our support for a woman’s fundamental right to choose,” Pascuzzo said then.

Alliance for Life Ontario and the Canadian Center for Bioethical Reform were among pro-life groups cut off from Canada Student Job funding in 2017.

Pro-family leaders have warned Christians will face increasing economic and political pressure to conform to the pro-abortion, pro-homosexual ideology, including the possibility of having to sign on to a declaration supporting human “rights,” such as abortion and homosexuality.

Fonseca echoed this.

“This is no minor tweak to a federal program. This is a ground-breaking first step on the inevitable path to raw totalitarianism and open persecution with the sanction of the state,” he told LifeSiteNews.

“Once the government implements this unconstitutional, anti-Christian policy, the next thing will be that the private sector will take it as permission to do the same thing,” Fonseca warned. “Perhaps first with supplier contracts. But eventually, private sector employees will be required to sign such a declaration which essentially, is a way of getting Christians to disavow their beliefs.”