Required Reading – August 29 Evening Update

Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

ADF: SC town bans worship services in civic center

“Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a federal lawsuit Monday on behalf of a small church against the town of Edisto Beach, South Carolina, after the town council changed its civic center rules to ban worship services.
Redeemer Fellowship of Edisto Island had rented the Edisto Beach Civic Center for Sunday worship on two occasions, but after the church proposed another rental agreement, the town council voted to reject the church’s application and amended the facility use guidelines to ban all rentals for ‘religious worship services.’ ‘Churches shouldn’t be treated less favorably than other groups that want to rent facilities,’ said ADF Legal Counsel Christiana Holcomb.”

Read more at ADF Media.

Jacksonville Shooter Was Member of Anti-Trump ‘Resistance’ – Referred to Trump Supporters at “Trumptards” – Murdered 3 People

“David Katz’s Reddit page is littered with anti-Trump garbage.”

Read more at The Gateway Pundit.

The Buckeye Institute Files Third Lawsuit Demanding Recognition of Public-Sector Workers’ First Amendment Rights

“On the heels of its two previous lawsuits filed in federal district courts in Minnesota and Ohio following the Supreme Court’s Janus v. AFSCME decision, The Buckeye Institute filed its third lawsuit and corresponding preliminary injunction in Maine calling for an immediate end to laws that compel public-sector employees who have refused to join a union to accept forced union representation. The three lawsuits challenge the constitutionality of compelled exclusive representation, in which a government agency appoints a representative to speak on behalf of employees, in their names.”

Read more at the Buckeye Institute.

Holt: Tech Is Trying to Rig Politics Completely

“. . . more worrying signs have cropped up — in particular, the revelation that tech companies are planning a secret meeting on how to ‘counter manipulation of their platforms,’ i.e., to stop such manipulation by anyone who is not a Democrat. The danger of such actions should be obvious to anyone concerned with ensuring a fair marketplace of ideas. […]  Still, at least the censorship of American political thought by tech companies is so ham-fisted as to be visible. But it is not merely the public discussion of politics that tech companies want to rig in their favor. It is also the method by which the spoils of political conflict are divided, including and especially government contracts.”

Read more at Spectator.

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