AMC’s Preacher returned for a second season this week, and it didn’t waste a moment to get back to the gory, irreverent, and overblown show that people know and apparently love. Yes, the season opener proves we are in for more of the same, courtesy of another awful depiction of religion.
Three-on-three basketball hadn't even debuted yet, and the league already had its first "Kaepernick." He's retired NBA player Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, and Mark Spears of The Undefeated (ESPN satellite blogsite) calls him "the most surprising player suiting up."
In the episode airing June 25th, Comedy Central’s Legends of Chamberlain Heights struck a blow against white appropriation with a smack at Rachel Dolezal along the way. “Chocolate Milk” deals with the white character Milk’s obsession with appropriating black culture and he looks for a way to become black – at least on the outside.
For the first time, the GOP is evenly split when it comes to support for same-sex marriage. According to a recently released Pew Research Center report, 47 percent of Republicans now support gay marriage, while 48 percent do not. This is a significant shift from 2013, when nearly two thirds of Republicans opposed it. While the exact reasons are unclear, the American news and entertainment media have long and aggressively promoted same-sex unions.
The June 23 episode of Netflix’s Chelsea, titled “A Handler-maid’s Tale” continued on with the ever-present theme of name-calling and dramatically criticizing President Trump and Republicans, this week using the show The Handmaid’s Tale as inspiration.
Talk about skewed perspective. A new series is winning glowing media reviews after the lead character casually justifies an abortion by arguing it’s “not the right baby.” Netflix’s GLOW takes its name from Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, a real life all-female wrestling series televised in the 80s. The fictionalized Netflix comedy, released Friday, stars actress Alison Brie as Ruth Wilder.
Typically, a film based on the life of a saint doesn’t involve blatant blasphemy. However, The Ornithologist has decided to break every single boundary while relating the director’s version of “the legend” of St. Anthony of Padua. In a review of the film, Daily Beast contributor Nick Schager calls the movie “equally pious and profane” that should be approached as a work of art. As he puts it, the plot is “best experienced with an open mind and a willingness (if not eagerness) to get lost inside it’s strange, beguiling world.”
In recent months, Hindu radicals have escalated violence against religious minorities in India, but the network news shows aren’t talking about it. According to advocacy group Open Doors, India is number 15 on the 2017 World Watch List – a compilation of countries with the highest anti-Christian persecution. In April 2017 alone, Open Doors saw 68 instances of persecution against the faithful, including two children. One third of those incidents involved physical beatings.
Even though violent rap lyrics are generally ignored, in this case one artist took his love of assault too far for makeup company Cover Girl. In an Instagram video released by rapper Young Thug in early June, the 2 minute clip promoted his new album Beautiful Thugger Girls. The clip showed a young woman assaulted by a group of women wearing masks, who hit her repeatedly with weapons -- including a baseball bat -- until she is bruised and bleeding. She is then put in the back of a van, carried into a basement, tied up with ropes, and covered with duct tape. On the duct tape on her face, the assaulters wrote the words, “Easy, Breezy, Beautiful Thugger Girl.” Cover Girl’s slogan is “Easy, Breezy, Beautiful Cover Girl.”
Airing on June 25, the 2017 BET Awards were hosted by comedienne Leslie Jones and mostly featured live musical performances. Otherwise, the focus of the awards was a message of encouraging Black Lives Matter social justice warriors, although, without the long preachy political sermons delivered in many other awards shows. References to people killed in police-involved shootings - including the acquittal last week of the officer who shot Philando Castile - were present throughout.
Listen up, America! The feminist left wants you to know that the solution to the white supremacy plague, that began when the pilgrims hit Plymouth Rock, is more white abortions. In fact, “the white family unit must be destroyed.” In an article published by Medusa Magazine, (a magazine whose website is headed by the slogan “Feminist Revolution Now!”) columnist Nicole Valentine argued that the concept of abortion is something that is radically misunderstood. The pro-choice argument that abortion is a constitutional right inherently implies that it is an idea rooted in white supremacist thought. Why?
Many in the Left-stream media count themselves as apologists for free agent quarterback/Black Lives Matter activist Colin Kaepernick. Among them are ESPN and the Washington Post, media which are also in full support of a children's football team that staged a copycat protest of the national anthem, though it caused internal division and ruined the team's season.