Shirley Sherrod

When Catholics Fight Back

SB 360, also known as Senate Bill 360, a proposal requiring priests in California to break the sacramental seal of confession, was placed on hold by its sponsor, State Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), on 9 June, right before a hearing on the bill. For months before the vote, activists in California, across the nation, [...]

The Anchoress and the Shirley Sherrod story

Was Elizabeth Scalia -- known to all as The Anchoress -- the first writer to question the Shirley Sherrod story? Richard Hyfler of Forbes says yes, and adds that she's the only one who emerged from the imbroglio looking good. When Andrew Breitbart released his heavily edited video -- and most of us assumed it [...]

Playing the racism card game

Lots of talk recently about Shirley Sherrod, the USDA employee who was fired yesterday after a video clip was released that purported to demonstrate her "reverse racism" in a speech she gave to an NAACP meeting. Andrew Breitbart, who released the tape, essentially said that the NAACP "started it" with their accusations of racism against [...]