SUN SUNI KHABAR APRIL 7TH, 2016
This last month has seen the introduction of bills touted to protect religious freedom. Yesterday, Mississippi governor Phil Bryant introduced a bill that he said was meant to prevent religious discrimination in his state, and protect the First Amendment rights of Mississippi residents. Experts believe that this explosion of religious freedom bills are a consequence of the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage. As a result, many feel, like late Justice Antonin Scalia, that the decision restricts religious freedom. Many who follow the Bible strictly believe they should have the option to choose who or who not to serve.
END OF AN ERA
American Idol, the juggernaut reality show on Fox, is ending after its 15th season. La’Porsha Renae and Trent Harmon were named last night as the last ever top 2 on the massive singing talent show. For the finale, Fox has planned an incredible series of performances, including songs from the three judges and American Idol alumni. The show has long since been a celebrity making machine, from the first season where Kelly Clarkson won, to this season. Many have tweeted their emotions preceding the Idol finale, but none were more poignant than host Ryan Seacrest, who said he was trying to keep his emotions in check.
COURT DENIES KESHA APPEAL
Kesha, famed singer known for her songs “Tik Tok” and “Die Young”, has been embroiled in a court case against her producer, Dr. Luke. She has accused Dr. Luke of sexually, emotionally and physically abusing her. In a recent decision, the judge threw out Kesha’s case, saying that since the singer had failed to specify where the abuse took place, that the court did not have jurisdiction to rule on the events. The court went on to say that Dr. Luke, real name Lukasz Gottwald, did not commit a hate crime through his alleged abuse, writing that “rape is not a gender-motivated hate crime”.
CLINTON NOT QUALIFIED FOR WHITE HOUSE, SANDERS SAYS
Ahead of the New York primary, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have been slugging at each other, trading blows in a race that is becoming increasingly heated. However, Sanders’ criticism that Clinton is not qualified to be the President is one that has come as a result of statements made by the Clinton campaign. Sanders alleged that the Clinton campaign threw the question of Sanders’ qualifications at him, trying to disqualify him ahead of the next few primaries. However, Clinton has never outright said that Sanders was unqualified. Rather, she has said that Sanders does not understand the necessary requirements for holding the Oval Office.