A passenger on one of Japan’s high-speed bullet trains set himself on fire Tuesday after he poured oil over his head. At least nine others were injured, one seriously, mostly from smoke inhalation.
Last Hold Out In Same Sex Marriages Is Over
Same sex marriages have now been performed in all 50 states, as Louisiana, the last holdout, has finally stopped fighting the Supreme Court’s historic ruling!
President Obama Wants To Change Overtime Pay
On Monday, President Obama announced a rule change that raises the salary level for workers to automatically qualify for overtime pay. Under the proposed plan, all salaried workers making up to $50,400 would be eligible. The President wrote in an opinion piece published in The Huffington Post: “We’ve got to keep making sure hard work is rewarded. Right now, too many Americans are working long days for less pay than they deserve.”
5 Black Churches Destroyed By Fire In Past Week
At least five predominantly black churches have caught fire in the last week, including at least three that have been the subject of arson, the Southern Poverty Law Center reports. The fires have happened in Ohio and four Southern states, including Briar Creek Baptist Church in Charlotte, which was deliberately set ablaze, causing more than $250,000 in damage.
Man Denied Confederate Flag Cake, But Sold ISIS Flag Cake
What are your thoughts on this (leave them in the comments section)? Chuck Netzhammer ordered a cake with the image of the Confederate flag along with the words, “Heritage Not Hate.” However, Walmart would not make the cake after it and several other major retailers banned the sale of merchandise featuring the Confederate flag. So then Netzhammer went back to Walmart and ordered another cake with the image of the ISIS battle flag on it, and apparently the bakery had no problem with that.
A Walmart spokesman has since apologized, saying, “An associate in a local store did not know what the design meant and made a mistake. The cake should not have been made and we apologize.”
Meanwhile, man flies a “sex toy” flag at a Gay Pride rally in London that looks extremely close to the ISIS flag:
KKK Plans To Rally In South Carolina
The Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan is planning to hold a rally at the South Carolina State house July 18 from 3 to 5 p.m. Budget and Control Board Executive Director Brian Gaines said, “Any group can request to hold a rally as long as the State House grounds are available.” The Legislature will take up the flag issue on July 6.
Church On High Alert With Hecklers After Charleston Shooting
Six people, associated with The Church of Wells, were arrested at Lakewood Church Sunday after heckling Pastor Joel Osteen while he was preaching. The individuals who caused the disturbance were escorted out of the church and were arrested. They are being charged with criminal trespassing.
Guard Helps Prisoner Escape In NC
North Carolina authorities recaptured a convicted murderer, Kristopher McNeil, who they say escaped prison with the help of Kendra Miller, a correctional-officer-turned-lover. McNeil, who climbed over a wall at Brown Creek Correctional Institution early Saturday morning, was serving a 14-year sentence for second-degree murder.
Parenting At It’s Finest
A Rock Hill, SC mother, Brittany Mueller, was charged with child neglect after she left her 3-year old daughter at home so her boyfriend could fight someone. She was arrested and held on a more than a $10,000 bond.