Archive | September 1, 2019


From: Hank Ashmore
The Deplorable Infidel




The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on a major case on sex, gender, identity, and discrimination in October. It is titled R.G. and Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The nub of the case is as follows: Aimee Stephens worked for over five years as a funeral director at the R.G. and G.R. Harris Funeral Homes. Stephens is a male but in 2013 claimed he is a women and started surgeries to make himself look like a women the next year. When Stephens informed the funeral home owner Thomas Rost about this, he fired Stephens.

Rost tried to work out an amicable separation, including a severance package, but Stephens refused. Stephens made a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) claiming that he had been discriminated against for being transgender. The EEOC took the case to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan in 2016.

Rost’s defense was twofold. First, neither transgender persons nor gender identity were protected classes under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Second, Mr. Rost is a devout Christian and ran his funeral homes in accordance with his religious beliefs. Rost does not believe that a person can change his sex, surgeries notwithstanding. The district court found that Rost could fire Stephens under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The EEOC appealed to the Sixth Circuit, and in 2018, the initial decision was reversed. The enlightened judges there ruled that discrimination by sex does include transgender persons, and having a transgender working as a funeral director does not affect Mr. Rost’s religious freedom. Rost appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court where the case is now. Stephens is being represented by the ACLU.

This case is shaping up to be a significant one that could have wide repercussions. It pits religious freedom and a clear reading of Title VII against an expanded view of the Civil Rights Act. In a sane world, if the LGBTQ community wanted transgenders designed as a protected class under Title VII, they would have to work to get Congress to pass such legislation rather than relying on judges to twist the meaning of the law into something it was never meant to be. When this case is settled, it will almost assuredly be a 5-4 decision. With Chief Justice Roberts in the mix, it is far from certain which side will have the five votes.

Peter Skurkiss


“The Constitution is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary which they may twist and shape into any form they please.”

Thomas Jefferson



“If our country is to survive and prosper, we must summon the courage to condemn and reject the liberal agenda, and we had better do it soon.”

-Walter Williams-



The Sixth Circuit Court’s decision is a perfect example of Jefferson’s quote. The Judges ruled on their political beliefs, not the Constitution.



It is not the responsibility of the government or the legal system to protect a citizen from himself.



All these kids see is hate, threats, and violence from the Democratic politicians, their approved groups like Antifa, MSM, and Hollywood creeps.


The Editor:   What is dirty, LL ?

AU 79 Cat:  The first one is gold, believe it or not.  I guess the big boys/girls can find the problem.  We will never see the results.

The Veterans Administration has/had a killer.

The United Auto Workers Union should make their officers serve prison sentences before taking office.

This developing scandal has the smell/feel of sex, not the biblical kind.  We will keep an eye on the pubic opinion.

The environment is dirty and polluted, but loyal Sphinx readers already know that.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

M45: The Pleiades Star Cluster
Image Credit & Copyright: Marco Lorenzi (Glittering Lights)

Explanation: Have you ever seen the Pleiades star cluster? Even if you have, you probably have never seen it as dusty as this. Perhaps the most famous star cluster on the sky, the bright stars of the Pleiades can be seen without binoculars from even the depths of a light-polluted city. With a long exposure from a dark location, though, the dust cloud surrounding the Pleiades star cluster becomes very evident. The featured exposure took over 12 hours and covers a sky area several times the size of the full moon. Also known as the Seven Sisters and M45, the Pleiades lies about 400 light years away toward the constellation of the Bull (Taurus). A common legend with a modern twist is that one of the brighter stars faded since the cluster was named, leaving only six stars visible to the unaided eye. The actual number of Pleiades stars visible, however, may be more or less than seven, depending on the darkness of the surrounding sky and the clarity of the observer’s eyesight.

Tomorrow’s picture: infrared sky spider