The United States has reached another grim milestone in its fight against the devastating Covid-19 pandemic: 1 in 500 Americans have died from coronavirus since the nation’s first reported infection.
As of Tuesday night, 663,913 people in the US have died of Covid-19, according to Johns Hopkins University data. According to the US Census Bureau, the US population as of April 2020 was 331.4 million.
It’s a sobering toll that comes as hospitals in the US are struggling to keep up with the volume of patients and more children are grappling with the virus.
Thanks Donald Trump, evangelicals, the GOP and anti-vaxers. What an impressive team-up. It couldn’t have happened without out you.
“Now people that are asymptomatic — you might have heard this, asymptomatic transmission, people that don’t have the symptoms — they aren’t contagious.
“If people are asymptomatic, they don’t have the cough, they don’t have the respiratory issues, they don’t have a fever, they’re not contagious. And so they don’t need to be tested.
“The good news is that we may have found the silver bullet to stop the coronavirus. It’s a cheap generic antimalarial medication. This thing has been around since 1944. It’s chloroquine phosphate. That’s what it’s called.
“If we can get this into the hands of assisted living facilities, they can inoculate their entire roster of patients with chloroquine. And it’s preventive. It’s prophylactic. It keeps you from getting coronavirus, and if you’ve got it, it cures it.” – American Family Association radio host Bryan Fischer.
Chris Rowe, the chair of the New Castle County Republican Committee in Delaware is being forced to resign his position after using a derogatory term for a gay man in a Facebook post. Rowe agreed to resign after GOP chairwoman Jane Brady called him Wednesday and asked him to step down from the appointed position.
Rowe has said that he making the decision “begrudgingly and only under duress.”
Rowe’s Facebook homophobic post about last Sunday’s Texas church shooting has been removed from his page.
“Faggots cannot handle reality,’’ Rowe had posted in response to a friend’s comment on his page.
After the post was discovered Rowe told the Delaware News Journal earlier that he wouldn’t apologize for using the slur. He called it “locker room talk” with a close friend and said he isn’t homophobic.
But after being told to resign he changed his story:
“I just got frustrated and used an improper word,’’ said Rowe “I made a mistake. God doesn’t create perfect people and I can verify that because I ain’t one.”
He said he never intended to offend gay people or anyone else.
“If the use of this word in any manner, injured or upset or really hit hard at the emotions of an individual and hurt them, really hurt them inside, I’m heartfully sorry,’’ Rowe said.
Regardless state GOP chair Jane Brady, a former Superior Court judge and attorney general who appointed Rowe, reiterated Friday that he had to step down.
Brady said she had spoken to many people within the party who were alarmed by the statement, and some who were not, before deciding her course of action.
“One of the people that called me said that they felt that this was a word that was used when they were in boot camp all the time, and I said, Well, what was the connotation then? It’s the same as the connotation now. It’s offensive.’ ”
American Priority, a pro-Donald Trump GOP group, hosted the conference at Trump National Doral Miami this weekend showed a first person shooter doctored video of Trump massacring members of the news media and political enemies using a gun and other weapons.
A video depicting a macabre scene of a fake President Trump shooting, stabbing and brutally assaulting members of the news media and his political opponents was shown at a conference for his supporters at his Miami resort last week, according to footage obtained by The New York Times.
Several of Mr. Trump’s top surrogates — including his son Donald Trump Jr., his former spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders and the governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis — were scheduled to speak at the three-day conference, which was held by a pro-Trump group, American Priority, at Trump National Doral Miami. Ms. Sanders and a person close to Mr. Trump’s son said on Sunday that they did not see the video at the conference.
The video, which includes the logo for Mr. Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign, comprises a series of internet memes. The most violent clip shows Mr. Trump’s head superimposed on the body of a man opening fire inside the “Church of Fake News” on parishioners who have the faces of his critics or the logos of media organizations superimposed on their bodies.
American Priority says in a statement at the top of its website that the “unauthorized” video was shown in a side room and wasn’t “approved, seen or sanctioned” by the conference’s organizers. Alex Phillips, of AP told the New York Times that the video was played as part of a “meme exhibit” and wasn’t associated with or endorsed by the conference “in any official capacity.” ”American Priority rejects all political violence,” he said, adding that he’s looking into the matter.
The setting for the video massacre is the “Church of Fake News,” and Trump murders by shooting people in the face. Among the targets: former President Obama, Black Lives Matter, John McCain, California Democratic Representative Maxine Waters, Bill and Hillary Clinton and Rep. Adam Schiff .
“This video isn’t funny. It will get people killed,” said Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, and Cindy McCain condemned the video, saying it “violate[s] every norm our society expects from its leaders and the institutions that bare their names.”
The White House hasn’t responded to a request for comment from this website.
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This video depicting a macabre scene of a fake President Trump shooting, stabbing & assaulting members of the news media & his political opponents was shown at a conference for his supporters at his Miami resort.
The service was normal but at the end, something unexpected happened. Cormie said as 12 to 15 congregants circled around Gardner and himself, their prayer growing louder. Meanwhile, they said the pastor began making statements against homosexuality.
“‘It’s a sin, it’s an abomination, you need to realize, wake up, and see it for a sin,’” Cormie said.
The prayer got louder and louder until the two men felt so humiliated, they got up to leave. But Gardner was shuffled out of the building alone.
“They held me down, pinned me down, and I’m crying” Cormie also said he was punched in the face. “I was just crying ‘mercy, mercy.'”
When they finally let him up, he went to the Blackwell Police Department to file a report. The police chief confirmed the incident is being investigated but wouldn’t comment further.
Pastors Bill and Tami McKissick said in a statement, “On behalf of First Assembly we have been asked by the media to respond to the allegations that have been made. This began as a family matter that escalated. Our church would never condone restraint of any person unless they were engaged in violent activity. There is much more to this incident, and we are cooperating fully with law enforcement to hopefully bring all of the facts to light as a rush to judgment is not in anyone’s best interest.”
Cormie has said that he wants the people involved to suffer the ramifications of their actions.
A mixed race couple was turned away from Boone’s Camp Event Hall when the owner of the Booneville, Miss., after the business sent them a message: They would not be allowed to get married at the venue after all “because of (the venue’s) beliefs.”
When the groom’s sister LaKambria Welch heard the news that her brother, who is black, would not be allowed to rent the venue to marry his fiancée, who is a white woman, she drove to the venue herself. There, she filmed an encounter with a woman who works for Boone’s Camp
“First of all, we don’t do gay weddings or mixed race, because of our Christian race—I mean, our Christian belief,” the woman tells Welch in the video.
“Okay, we’re Christians as well,” Welch replies.
“Yes ma’am,” the woman says.
“So, what in the Bible tells you that—?,” Welch beings to ask, before getting cut off by the apparent Boone’s camp employee.
“Well, I don’t want to argue my faith,” the woman says.“No, that’s fine,” Welch replies.
“We just don’t participate,” the woman says.
“Okay,” Welch responds.
“We just choose not to,” the woman continues.
“Okay. So that’s your Christian belief, right?,” Welch asks.
Welch says she believes the venue found out her brother and his fiancée, whose names she has not provided to DSV, through Facebook.
“The owner took a look at my brother’s fiancée’s page and wrote her back to say they won’t be able to get married there because of her beliefs, He told my mom and she contacted the owner through messenger to only get a ‘seen’ with no reply. That’s when I took it upon myself to go get clarification on her beliefs.”
Katelynn Springsteen, also claims the venue refused to offer its services to a lesbian couple last year.
“I was trying to find my best friend, who is lesbian, a wedding venue. I was immediately shot down when I was asked if they were okay with a gay wedding,” Springsteen said.
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TUPELO, Miss.—Now that students are back to school in many states across the nation, families may also be planning trips to their community libraries this fall.
But the American Family Association (AFA, www.afa.net) is warning families that a powerful agenda is targeting small towns.
Over the past year, “Drag Queen Story Hour” has been increasingly scheduled at public libraries nationwide. And AFA says small-town America is in the crosshairs.
In addition, dozens of news outlets, including the Christian Broadcasting Network, reported that the drag queen who read to children during a story hour in Houston was discovered to be a convicted child sex offender.
According to a post written by radio host, author and president of Mission America Linda Harvey for AFA’s blog site “The Stand,” “local libraries and city councils are being appropriated by ‘LGBTQ’ activists because you are considered low-hanging fruit.”
“Leftists are targeting smaller towns because their political climates are easier to manipulate,” Harvey writes. “Here’s what one frank article says about how to implant ‘LGBTQ’ values in smaller towns: ‘City councils are simply faster and more nimble than state legislatures. They’ve got to be. Cities in the likes of Wyoming and Kentucky and Arkansas are the best chance for leading their deep-red states toward overdue changes.’
“Homosexuality is unhealthy, immoral and sinful,” she adds. “Trying to change genders is not only an affront to Almighty God’s marvelous and beautiful creation, it’s impossible. This is what books should be saying to kids: If you have such attractions/confusion, you were not born this way and you can change. And you should change, if you want a far better, more productive life that fits your body and honors the Lord. This is the truth that pastors should proclaim passionately in the face of a culture saturated with harmful sexual lies.”
AFA’s partner organization, One Million Moms (1MM), is also calling on the American Library Association to stop supporting Drag Queen Story Hour.
According to the official website of Drag Queen Story Hour, this perverted reading time “captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. … [K]ids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real.”
“Public libraries are targeting our children by hosting these reading hours that are saturated in absolute filth,” said One Million Moms Director Monica Cole. “Our children are being ‘groomed’ by drag queens under the disguise of education. Some drag queens have even admitted that their goal is to ‘groom’ the next generation. Drag Queen Story Hour events are not enhancing learning but instead brainwashing our preschoolers and elementary-age children. The goal is to normalize the LGBTQ lifestyle, and the American Library Association is defending these efforts when it should be protecting our children and refusing to take part in this abomination.”
AFA is urging families to take action regarding Drag Queen Story Hour in their local communities in several ways:
Sign the 1MM petition to the American Library Association, urging the 60,000-member organization to stop supporting Drag Queen Story Hour.
Ensure that family and friends are aware of the danger of this indoctrination and grooming of children. Check regularly with local public and school librarians to learn if drag queens are scheduled to hold Drag Queen Story Hour.
Become informed through the AFA Cultural Institute DVD, “Preparing Your Children for the Transgender Revolution.” For the resource, Christian author and apologist Tom Gilson explains what parents need to know and what children need to hear about the transgender revolution. The one-hour presentation equips parents with the knowledge they need to confidently address the issue with grace and truth.
Earlier this month Justin Olsen, 18, of Boardmoor, Ohio was arrested for allegedly threatening to assault a federal law enforcement officer. He’s also accused of making the threats on a meme website where he also allegedly discussed shooting Planned Parenthood locations and a gay bar.
The FBI raided the home of Olsen, which he shares with his father, confiscated a the large cache of weapons on August 7. Olsen had reportedly threatened a variety of targets on a Discord server and an online forum called iFunny, where he went by the username ArmyOfChrist.
“Thanking God that they put the gay bar and Planned Parenthood right next to each other,” he wrote in one post.
Olson also threatened to assault a federal law enforcement officers but later said his posts were “only a joke” and that the reference to shooting agents was “a hyperbolic conclusion based on the results of the Waco siege.”
Agents confiscated over 300 rounds of ammunition on a staircase, another 10,000 rounds in a bedroom, 15 rifles including AR-15 style rifles, and 10 semi-automatic pistols, and a machete in Olsen’s car. A search warrant reveals authorities searched Olsen’s property for “hate related literature.”
A grand jury has indicted Olsen on Wednesday for making threats against federal law enforcement and making interstate threats. If convicted he faces ten years in prison for for the threats on federal agents, and five for interstate threats.
Ohio law does not consider hate crimes to be stand-alone offenses, but bias can be considered during sentencing.
More than a year after boys were removed from a nonprofit in Burnet County, the couple who ran it are facing trafficking charges. A grand jury indicted Gary Wiggins, 49, and his wife Meghann Wiggins, 34, on Trafficking of Persons charges.
They are both accused of “knowingly” trafficking four underage boys and “through force, fraud or coercion” making them “engage in forced labor or services.” The two ran Joshua Home, which officials described as a place that “purports to be a residential home for troubled boys.”
According to the indictment, the trafficking allegedly occurred between May 17, 2018 and July 25, 2018. Eight boys between the ages of 10 and 17 were removed after a multi-agency investigation into allegations of abuse, neglect, labor violations, fraud, licensing violations and human trafficking.
The couple had previously run the Blessed Hope Boys Academy in Robertsdale, Ala., in 2016 which was closed after a 20/20 investigation in which boys who’d been sent there spoke out against the abuse that included forced exercise, solitary confinement, withholding food, and various conversion therapy torture tactics.
One boy Lucas Greenfield who was sent there for being gay told 20/20 Lucas Greenfield whose mother sent him to Blessed Hope because he is gay, told 20/20 that Gary Wiggins regularly beat they boys. “He took off his belt and started swinging,”and told them: “I’m going to get the demon out of you and make you straight.”
The Wiggins’ remain in custody at the Burnet County Jail. They are both being held on $100,000 bond.