Month: February 2018

VIDEO: Human trafficking victim shares heartbreaking AND inspiring story at Alabama Human Trafficking Summit

[caption id="attachment_64665" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Lynne Caffery, Executive Director of Safe Harbor Youth (Yellowhammer News/Youtube)[/caption]   Human trafficking survivor Lynne Caffery said she was “sold and given and resold and given to males and females for merchandise and guns and drugs and raped repeatedly” as a trafficked victim of a biker…

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See where Alabama ranks among most sinful states (you’ll be surprised)

[caption id="attachment_64629" align="aligncenter" width="800"] (Wikicommons)[/caption]     Forget red states vs. blue states. The real battle is between sin states vs. saint states. And Alabama’s halo is looking a bit tarnished, at least according to a compilation by the website WalletHub of the most sinful states in the union. Alabama…

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Alabama State Senate candidate talks school shootings, #MeToo and the AEA

[caption id="attachment_64517" align="aligncenter" width="800"] (Mary Scott Hunter for State Senate)[/caption]   Yellowhammer News recently sat down with Alabama School Board member and State Senate candidate Mary Scott Hunter to talk about hot-button topics like school shootings, the #MeToo movement, what she thinks of the Alabama Education Association (AEA), and why…

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Hey you Lindsey Vonn haters: Y’all are acting awful

[caption id="attachment_63822" align="aligncenter" width="800"] (NBC Sports/YouTube)[/caption] (Opinion) Last night my wife and I sat in our living room with our children, cheering Lindsey Vonn as she skied down the mountain in what’s probably her last Olympic Games, capturing the Bronze. Talent. Tenacity. Dedication. Pride. It’s times like Vonn’s run that…

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VIDEO: That time Billy Graham held a massive Birmingham revival

[caption id="attachment_63788" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Billy Graham's 1964 revival in Birmingham (Billy Graham Evangelistic Association)[/caption]   The beloved American evangelist Billy Graham passed away at his home in North Carolina Wednesday at the age of 99, leaving a life-long legacy of preaching, teaching and evangelism that earned him the nickname "America's…

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California businessman: ‘Why can’t we be more like Alabama?’

    A businessman in California recently published an op-ed in that state’s Orange County Register telling his fellow residents, “Why California should be more like Alabama — seriously.” Tom Manzo, president of Timely Industries in Pacoima, Calif., and founder of the California Business and Industrial Alliance, was inspired to…

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Conservative Alabamians should read “Up From Slavery” during Black History Month

[caption id="attachment_63241" align="aligncenter" width="800"] “Up From Slavery” by Booker T. Washington[/caption]   Conservatives in Alabama would do our movement a favor if during Black History Month they read the autobiography of Tuskegee University’s founder and one of the great conservative minds of the 19th century – Booker T. Washington. Washington’s landmark…

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Is it better to #DoNothing on gun control than #DoSomething that weakens our rights?

[caption id="attachment_19385" align="aligncenter" width="840"] (Mr.TinDC/Flicker)[/caption]   (Opinion) It was a difficult scene to watch. The mother of a student killed in Wednesday’s school shooting in Florida pleaded on television for the president to “please do something” about gun violence. Her anger, her grief, and her heart-felt pleas moved me to tears. Others felt the…

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4 things gun control advocates don’t understand about ‘gun nuts’ like me

The left wants to talk about gun control in the wake of Nikolas Cruz’s mass murder of 17 students Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Fine. We need to talk. Something is definitely wrong with our society when this happens with such frequency and intensity. But…

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Liberals didn’t write Alabama’s civil asset forfeiture reform bill

  I keep hearing that the Southern Poverty Law Center wrote the bill to reform Alabama’s civil asset forfeiture law. But that’s not accurate. The bill was introduced in the current session of the State Legislature by staunch conservatives State Senator Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, and State Representative Arnold Mooney, R-Birmingham.…

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