Dhimmitude: New UK law will outlaw Sharia law criticism

Anyone who criticises Sharia law or gay marriage could be branded an “extremist” under sweeping new powers planned by the Conservatives to combat terrorism, an alliance of leading atheists and Christians fear.

Theresa May, the Home Secretary, unveiled plans last month for so-called Extremism Disruption Orders, which would allow judges to ban people deemed extremists from broadcasting, protesting in certain places or even posting messages on Facebook or Twitter without permission.

Mrs May outlined the proposal in a speech at the Tory party conference in which she spoke about the threat from the so-called Islamic State – also known as Isis and Isil – and the Nigerian Islamist movement Boko Haram.

But George Osborne, the Chancellor, has made clear in a letter to constituents that the aim of the orders would be to “eliminate extremism in all its forms” and that they would be used to curtail the activities of those who “spread hate but do not break laws”.

He explained that that the new orders, which will be in the Conservative election manifesto, would extend to any activities that “justify hatred” against people on the grounds of religion, sexual orientation, gender or disability.

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/11202290/Sharia-law-or-gay-marriage-critics-would-be-branded-extremists-under-Tory-plans-atheists-and-Christians-warn.html

Wait A Second, Did Amy Schumer Rape a Guy?

 

 

Amy details how she lacked attention from all the guys at college save one, a “super senior” named Matt. One day Matt calls her at 8 am, inviting Amy over to his dorm room. When Amy goes to his dorm room, she immediately recognizes that he is drunk:

Finally, the door opens. It’s Matt, but not really. He’s there, but not really. His face is kind of distorted, and his eyes seem like he can’t focus on me. He’s actually trying to see me from the side, like a shark. “Hey!” he yells, too loud, and gives me a hug, too hard. He’s fucking wasted.

This doesn’t stop Amy from going into his room. According to her, she just wants to feel desired. She gets into bed with him, and they have some incredibly awkward forms of sexual intercourse:

His fingers poked inside me like they had lost their keys in there. And then came the sex, and I use that word very loosely. His penis was so soft, it felt like one of those de-stress things that slips from your hand?

I won’t give you all the details, but it is important to note that Matt was repeatedly falling asleep during the encounter, according to Amy’s story. It gives an indication as to how impaired Matt was, and how Amy let it continue despite the interruptions.

So, is it rape? Many people feel as if drunken consent is not true consent. Regardless of your personal opinion, Amy’s actions may have constituted as rape in the eyes of her college, Towson University. Here is Towson’s policy on sexual harassment, although one can’t be sure that it hasn’t changed since Amy’s awkward experience:

In order to give effective Consent, one must not be mentally or physical incapacitated (e.g., by alcohol or drugs, unconsciousness, mental disability).

It’s hard to argue that Matt was not mentally incapacitated. In Amy’s words, he was “wasted.” While some may argue that his errant behavior could be the product of not sleeping, this fact would only multiply the effect of alcohol.

In the eyes of Maryland state law, things get a bit more complicated. Amy could be guilty of rape or sexual assault depending on whether or not penetration was achieved. According to the state law, a person may not engage in vaginal intercourse with another “if the victim is a mentally defective individual, a mentally incapacitated individual, or a physically helpless individual, and the person performing the act knows or reasonably should know that the victim is a mentally defective individual, a mentally incapacitated individual, or a physically helpless individual.” Legally, it’s hard to argue that it wasn’t rape, at least given the details in Amy’s speech.

Society, however, might not have the same viewpoint. Had the roles been reversed, people’s reactions to the speech would have been wholly different. How would it look if a sober guy takes advantage of a drunken girl who keeps passing out? Does the world have enough pitchforks for such a mob? The sober guy would serve as irrefutable proof of “rape culture,” and the incapacitated girl would be the victim.

 

Wait A Second, Did Amy Schumer Rape a Guy?

Mandisa Thomas: How Religion Crippled the Black Community

 

Mandisa Thomas speech of “How Religion Crippled the Black Community” given March 2012 at the monthly meeting of the Secular Humanist of the Low Country in Charleston, South Carolina. Miss Thomas is from the Black Nonbelievers, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia and is spearheading the movement to show Blacks do not need religion in their lives. Feel free to spread the video’s address to those who would find this video of interest. Film by Dane Sorensen