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QAnon Nut Republican Marjorie Traitor Greene Co-Sponsors Bill to Ban Rainbow Pride Flag

QAnon Nut Republican Marjorie Traitor Greene Co-Sponsors Bill to Ban Rainbow Pride Flag

Crazy GOPQ Rep. Marjorie Taylor Traitor Greene of Georgia has co-sponsored legislation that would ban U.S. embassies around the world from flying the LGBT Rainbow Pride flag.

The Old Glory Only Act H.R. 85,, has been introduced repeatedly since 2018 by Rep. Jeff Duncan, a South Carolina Republican, though it has never advanced. Greene signed on as a co-sponsor Monday. The bill would require the secretary of state to ensure “that no United States diplomatic or consular post flies any flag other than the United States flag over such post.”

In a press release Greene stated her support for the measure was a continuation of her “America First Agenda.”

“The federal government should only be flying the flag that represents ALL people, the American flag,” she said. “We need to bring back pride in our country and raise the Star Spangled Banner proudly. Old Glory represents our great American military and their sacrifices to ensure our freedom.”

While she did not specifically target the Pride flag, she released her statement only 10 days after the new Secretary of State Antony Blinken vowed to allow U.S. embassies to fly the LGBT pride flag. In his confirmation hearings, Blinken said he would reverse a Trump administration’s ban on the rainbow flag “to outright show LGBT solidarity.”

Greene has falsely claimed “president Biden’s State Department has already raised a flag over our embassies that doesn’t represent the vast majority of Americans.”

Seven other Republicans have co-sponsored the Old Glory Act including: Matt Gaetz, Andy Biggs, Ronny Jackson, and Trent Kelly.

Matt Gaetz? Does Nestor know?

Trump Administration's Dept. of Health and Human Services To Drop LGBT Protections

Donald Trump Opposes the LGBT Equality Act

Via the Washington Blade:

With a vote on the Equality Act in the U.S. House expected on Friday, a senior administration official indicated exclusively to the Washington Blade that President Trump opposes the bill.

“The Trump administration absolutely opposes discrimination of any kind and supports the equal treatment of all; however, this bill in its current form is filled with poison pills that threaten to undermine parental and conscience rights,” the senior administration official said via email.

More details about Trump’s position on the Equality Act may come soon from the White House, which traditionally issues a Statement of Administration Policy when legislation comes to the floor of either chamber of Congress.

Is anyone really shocked by this?

So it looks like no matter even if the Republican controlled Senate were able to pass it trump would never sign it.

This is just one more reason why the 2020 election and taking the Senate and kicking Trump out of the White House is so very important.

West Va. GOP legislator: 'LGBT is a modern day version of the Ku Klux Klan'

West Va. GOP Legislator: ‘LGBT is a modern day version of the Ku Klux Klan’

Eric Porterfield, a Republican in the West Virginia House of Delegates, compared members of the LGBT community to the Ku Klux Klan on Friday amid facing threats and calls to resign over other recent bigoted remarks.

“The LGBT (community) is a modern day version of the Ku Klux Klan, without wearing hoods with their antics of hate,” Mr. Porterfield said in an interview Friday morning, Charleston’s Gazette-Mail reported.

Porterfield also called the gay community a “terrorist group” and claimed that he is being “persecuted”  and is receiving “threatening” voicemails and social media messages after earlier remarks in a Wednesday committee meeting became public in which he supported an amendment that would overrule local ordinances that protect LGBT people from discrimination. The amendment failed.

“As legislators, I don’t think it’s our job to legislate behavior. This is discrimination against the First Amendment and religious liberty. The LGBT is the most socialist group in this country. They do not protect gays. There are many gays they persecute if they do not line up with their social ideology” (sic)

Some West VA. Republicans have criticized Porterfield’s comments. Del. Daniel Linville, R-Cabell, told the paper, “He’s wrong, very wrong. There’s just no excuse though for some of the things that he said.”

In a news release, the state Democratic Party Chairwoman Belinda Biafore called for Porterfield’s resignation.

Porterfield is refusing to resign and states that the controversy and his comments will boost his chances of re-election.

Kim Davis, Kentucky Anti–Gay Marriage Clerk Loses Re-Election Bid

Bye Felicia! – Kim Davis, Kentucky Anti–Gay Marriage Clerk Loses Re-Election Bid

Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who became a KKK-hristian martyr figure to the religious right after refusing to validate gay marriage licenses, has lost her bid for re-election.

Davis spent five days in jail for refusing to issues gay marriage licenses to couples in Kentucky in 2015 after the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage was a Constitutional right and became the anti-gay hate group the Liberty Counsel’s pin-up bigot.

Davis received about 3,566 votes while her opponent, Democrat Elwood Caudill Jr., won 4,210 for Rowan County clerk, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Much of the attention to Caudill’s campaign focused around his primary opponent David Ermold, a gay man who was denied a marriage license by Kim Davis in 2015.

After his loss, Ermold declined to throw his support behind Caudill. Instead, he has called Caudill a homophobe and said the Kentucky Fairness Campaign’s endorsement of Caudill was “personally offensive.”

Caudill repeatedly denied Ermold’s accusations of bigotry.

“I believe that as a community we must continue to work together toward a more prosperous and cohesive Rowan County,” Caudill said after his win. “Tonight was awesome.”

 

After SCOTUS Ruling Tennessee Hardware Store Puts Up 'No Gays Allowed' Sign

After SCOTUS Ruling Tennessee Hardware Store That Put Up ‘No Gays Allowed’ Sign Feels Vindicated

Following the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of a baker refusing to make wedding cakes for gay couple that was actually not about the cake or “religious freedom” an East Tennessee hardware store owner who two years ago decided to express his beliefs by putting up a sign reading “No Gays Allowed” now feels vindicated

The owner, Jeff Amyx, is both the owner of the hardware and roofing supplies store and a baptist minister who says love between LGBT people is against his religion

Amyx told WBIR he was, inspired by LGBT people’s willingness to stand up for what they believe in, deciding that as a Christian, he should do the same. And that he was celebrating a “win” after the Supreme Court narrowly ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. The SCOTUS ruling said the Colorado Civil Rights Commission violated Jack Phillips’ rights under the First Amendment, though Colorado law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

On Tuesday, Amyx removed the “No Gays allowed” sign he has hung on his door for the past 2 years and replaced it with a sign that says: “We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who would violate our rights of freedom of speech & freedom of religion.”

“I was shocked. I was really shocked because of the track record of our Supreme Court,” Amyx said.  “Christianity is under attack. This is a great win but this is not the end, this is just the beginning,” he said. “Right now we’re seeing a ray of sunshine. This is ‘happy days’ for Christians all over America, but dark days will come.”

Extra Special Bonus!.  Amyx Hardware is now categorized as a “gay bar” on Google and the reviews are epic. (I SWEAR I DIDN’T DO IT!)

Senate Confirms Unqualified and Anti-Gay Bigot Jim Bridenstine To Head NASA

Senate Confirms Unqualified and Anti-Gay Bigot Jim Bridenstine To Head NASA

On Thursday, the U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed Oklahoma Republican Congressman Jim Bridenstine to head NASA.

Although totally unqualified Bridenstine’s nomination was approved on the GOP party-line 50-49 vote. When he was first nominated, he was flagged by equality advocates because of his anti-LGBTQ voting record in Congress.

Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), who wrote a letter to her colleagues on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation last October. In the letter, Murray criticized the congressman for his views on social issues and his denial of climate change — which Murray said raised questions about whether he understands basic scientific concepts, something essential for any NASA chief.

Bridenstine’s greatest anti-gay actions and statements have included his claim that President Obama’s nondiscrimination guidance to school administrators, was an aggressive attempt “to fundamentally transform America and a form of “lawless federal bullying.”

Bridenstine was also a major opponent of marriage equality, sponsoring several pieces of legislation seeking to ban same-sex marriage and advocating that state lawmakers refuse to recognize same-sex couples. He also called the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision repealing a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act “a disappointment”.

In addition,  Bridenstine called for the impeachment of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder because of his refusal to defend the Defense of Marriage Act when it was challenged in court and also lashed out at “intolerant Left bullies” who argued that gay Scouts and leaders should be allowed in the Boy Scouts of America.

Source: MetroWeekly 

READ: Full Speech Given By Attorney General Jeff Sessions to the Alliance Defending Freedom Hate Group Gathering

Prepared remarks of the Attorney General to the Alliance Defending Freedom on July 11, 2017

Thank you for that introduction. And thank you for the important work that you do every day to uphold and protect the right to religious liberty in this country. This is especially needed today.

While your clients vary from pastors to nuns to geologists, all of us benefit from your good work—because religious liberty and respect for religion have strengthened this country from the beginning. In fact, it was largely in order to enjoy and protect these rights that this country was settled and founded in the first place, as those in this room especially know.

Our concepts of religious freedom came to us through the development of the Western heritage of faith and reason. In America, Madison and Jefferson advanced those concepts. Their victory was to declare religious freedom to be a matter of conscience inherent in each individual, not as a matter of toleration granted from the top. I propose that in America our understanding of religious freedom can only be understood within that heritage.

Our Founders wisely recognized that religion is not an accident of history or a passing circumstance. It is at the core of the human experience, and as close to a universal phenomenon as any. Each one of us considers with awe the stars in the sky and at the moral code within our hearts. Even today, in a rapidly changing world, a majority of the American people tell Gallup that religion is “very important” in their lives.

With this insight into human nature, they took care to reserve a permanent space for freedom of religion in America. That space is the very first line of the Bill of Rights.

And not just that line. Twelve of the 13 colonies authored state constitutions that protected the free exercise of religion. Six of the original 13 states had established churches, but almost every state made accommodations for religious minorities like Quakers or Mennonites. They did not insist that all follow the same doctrines. Every state constitution at the time of our Founding—and now—mentions God.

Our first president, George Washington, called for a national day of prayer. And he wrote to a Jewish congregation in Rhode Island that in America, “all possess alike liberty of conscience.”

In his farewell address, President Washington famously called religion the “indispensable support of political prosperity [and a] great pillar of human happiness.” He warned, “Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion…Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.”

And Thomas Jefferson did not mention on his tombstone that he had served as president. He named three accomplishments: that he had founded the University of Virginia, authored the Declaration of Independence, and authored the statute of religious freedom in Virginia.

This national commitment to religious freedom has continued throughout our history, and it has remained just as important to our prosperity and unity ever since. When Alexis de Tocqueville visited this country, he noted “in France I had almost always seen the spirit of religion and the spirit of freedom marching in opposite directions. But in America I found they were intimately united and that they reigned in common over the same country.”

And of course it was faith that inspired Martin Luther King Jr. to march and strive to make this country stronger yet. His was a religious movement. The faith that truth would overcome. He said that we “must not seek to solve the problem” of segregation merely for political reasons, but “in the final analysis, we must get rid of segregation because it is sinful.” It undermined the promise, as he described it, that “each individual has certain basic rights that are neither derived from nor conferred by the state…they are gifts from the hands of the Almighty God.”

So our freedom as citizens has always been inextricably linked with our religious freedom as a people. It has protected both the freedom to worship and the freedom not to believe as well.

To an amazing degree, the value of religion is totally missed by many today. Our inside-the-beltway crowd has no idea how much good is being done in this country every day by our faith communities. They teach right behavior, they give purpose to life, and they support order, lawfulness, and personal discipline while comforting the sick, supporting families, and giving support to those in need. They are there at birth and death.

But the cultural climate has become less hospitable to people of faith and to religious belief. And in recent years, many Americans have felt that their freedom to practice their faith has been under attack. This feeling is understandable. Just last year, a Harvard Law professor publicly urged judges to “take aggressively liberal positions…The culture wars are over. They lost; we won…Taking a hard line is better than trying to accommodate the losers.”

A lot of people are concerned about what this changing cultural climate means for the future of religious liberty in this country. The challenges our nation faces today concerning our historic First Amendment right to the “free exercise” of our faith have become acute. I believe that this recent election was significantly impacted by this concern and that this motivated many voters. President Trump made a promise that was heard. In substance, he said he respected people of faith and he promised to protect them in the free exercise of their faith. This promise was well received.

How, then, should we deal with this matter? America has never thought itself to be a theocracy. Our founders, at least the most articulate of them, believed our government existed as a protector of religious rights of Americans that were essential to being a created human being.

The government did not exist to promote religious doctrine nor to take sides in religious disputes that had, as they well knew, caused wars and death in Europe. Nor was it the government’s role to immanetize the eschaton, as Bill Buckley reminded us. The government’s role was to provide the great secular structure that would protect the rights of all citizens to fulfill their duty to relate to God as their conscience dictated and to guarantee the citizen’s right to exercise that faith.

The government would not take sides, and would not get between God and man. Religious rights were natural rights, not subject to government infringement, as the Virginia Assembly once eloquently declared.

Our freedom as citizens has always been inextricably linked with our religious freedom as a people.

Any review of our nation’s policies must understand this powerful constraint on our government and recognize its soundness. Yet this understanding in no way can be held to contend that government should be hostile to people of faith and is obligated to deprive public life of all religious expression.

In all of this litigation and debate, this Department of Justice will never allow this secular government of ours to demand that sincere religious beliefs be abandoned. We will not require American citizens to give intellectual assent to doctrines that are contrary to their religious beliefs. And they must be allowed to exercise those beliefs as the First Amendment guarantees.

We will defend freedom of conscience resolutely. That is inalienable. That is our heritage.

Since he was elected, President Trump has been an unwavering defender of religious liberty. He has promised that under a Trump Administration, “the federal government will never, ever penalize any person for their protected religious beliefs.” And he is fulfilling that promise. First, President Trump appointed an outstanding Supreme Court justice with a track record of applying the law as written, Neil Gorsuch. I have confidence that he will be faithful to the full meaning of the First Amendment and protect the rights of all Americans.

This understanding in no way can be held to contend that government should be hostile to people of faith and is obligated to deprive public life of all religious expression.

The president has also directed me to issue guidance on how to apply federal religious liberty protections. The department is finalizing this guidance, and I will soon issue it.

The guidance will also help agencies follow the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Congress enacted RFRA so that, if the federal government imposes a burden on somebody’s religious practice, it had better have a compelling reason. That is a demanding standard, and it’s the law of the land. We will follow it just as faithfully as we follow every other federal law. If we’re going to ensure that religious liberty is adequately protected and our country remains free, then we must ensure that RFRA is followed.

Under this administration, religious Americans will be treated neither as an afterthought nor as a problem to be managed. The federal government will actively find ways to accommodate people of all faiths. The protections enshrined in the Constitution and our laws protect all Americans, including when we work together, speak in the public square, and when we interact with our government. We don’t waive our constitutional rights when we participate fully in public life and civic society.

This administration, and the upcoming guidance, will be animated by that same American view that has led us for 241 years: that every American has a right to believe, worship, and exercise their faith in the public square. It has served this country well, and it has made us not only one of the tolerant countries in the world, it has also helped make us the freest and most generous.

Thank you.

 

Via The Federalist

Attorney General Jeff Sessions To Give Speech At LGBT Hate Group Alliance Defending Freedom Gathering

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions — known for his anti-LGBT  and racist record —will speak tonight a “Religious Liberty”  event for the anti-LGBT legal group Alliance Defending Freedom which is representing before the U.S. Supreme Court a Colorado baker that denied a wedding cake to a same-sex couple for religious reasons

Other anti-LGBT work credited to Alliance Defending Freedom is support for the First Amendment Defense Act, a federal bill that would allow anti-LGBT discrimination in the name of “religious freedom.”

A Justice Department spokesperson confirmed Sessions’ appearance at the event, but declined to say whether it signifies support for Alliance Defending Freedom’s lawsuit before the Supreme Court..

Joel Kasnetz, a spokesperson for the Democratic National Committee, said in a statement Sessions’ willingness to speak to Alliance Defending Freedom speaks volumes about his approach as attorney general.

“You can judge a person by the company they keep and tonight – Attorney General Jeff Sessions is choosing to spend his time speaking in front of one of the country’s leading anti-LGBTQ hate groups,” Kasnetz said. “The Alliance Defending Freedom actively helped draft discriminatory legislation, worked to preserve laws criminalizing same-sex relations, and attacked the separation of church and state. ADF has been previously designated a hate group and Sessions’ appearance at this event, as the top law enforcement official in the country, brings into question whether the attorney general intends to protect all Americans.”

Honestly, he is not a good speaker but now he is on speech therapy. All speech therapy services in Singapore teaches you to communicate in the best way you can through a total communication approach. Their language and speech therapists in Singapore provide assessment and treatment for autism, stuttering, articulation disorders, phonological disorders, language disorders, dyspraxia/apraxia, dysarthria, and more.

David Dinielli, deputy legal director for the Southern Poverty Law Center, called on Sessions to make public his remarks during the closed-door event.

“The Alliance Defending Freedom has rightfully earned its designation as a hate group by demonizing LGBT people,” Dinielli said. “If Attorney General Jeff Sessions doesn’t condone such beliefs, he should immediately make his remarks to the group public and be prepared to defend them. The LGBT community – as well as all Americans – needs to know if he is capable of upholding our country’s fundamental promise of equal protection under the law.”

Eurovision's Croatian Entry Singer Jaques Houdek Once Crowned "Homophobe of the Decade"

Eurovision’s Croatian Entry Singer Jaques Houdek Once Crowned “Homophobe of the Decade”

Eurovision's Croatian Entry Singer Jaques Houdek Once Crowned "Homophobe of the Decade"

While the theme of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest  was “Celebrate Diversity” it has now comes to light that  Croatian singer Jaques Houdek has faced claims of homophobia after he was nominated as “Homophobe of the Decade” from the country’s biggest LGBT event, Zagreb Pride, in 2011. 

They awarded Houdek the questionable honor for calling same-sex unions ‘sick’.

In a 2005 interview Houdek gave to magazine Tena he also said the ‘gay and lesbian population cannot be equal with other citizens because it means a return to Sodom and Gomorrah’.

Houdek is a popular figure in Croatia, however, having produced 13 best-selling albums there; he originally rose to fame in the competition to become Croatia’s Eurovision entry in 2002, and is now one of the mentors on the country’s version of The Voice.

As reported by Pink News, Houdek published a denial statement in 2011 on Facebook, saying: “It is not true that I am [a] homophobe, which can be confirmed by my friends, colleagues and acquaintances from business circles who are gay.

“Likewise, any form of hatred does not correspond to my personality, so to call me [a] ‘hater’ or ‘greatest homophobe in Croatian show business’, is inappropriate, because no such evidence exists for such accusations…”

WATCH: The Milo Yiannopulos Train Wreck on Real Time with Bill Maher: "Milo Go Fuck Yourself" - Video

WATCH: The Milo Yiannopulos Train Wreck on Real Time with Bill Maher: “Milo, Go Fuck Yourself” – Video

WATCH: The Milo Yiannopulos Train Wreck on Real Time with Bill Maher: "Milo Go Fuck Yourself" - Video

HBO’s Real Time Friday night just had to have an appearance by Brietbart’s  crazy -assed quisling-in-chief  and most hated HomoCON in America Milo Yiannopoulos.

Maher’s  one -on-one with Yiannopulos was surprisingly low-key. Its  was when panel discussion segment of the program began it much more heated — particularly with comedian Larry Wilmore.

A discussion about gender identity quickly turned ugly when Yiannopoulos claimed the transgender community had a psychiatric disorder, and Wilmore pointed out the same used to be said for the gay community. (Yiannopoulos is openly gay much to the chagrin of the LGBT community.)

Maher to Yiannopoulos: “Do you always have to fight with everybody?”

“I don’t! But you always invite such awful people on your show,” he said waving to the rest of the panel. “They’re so stupid… You should start inviting high-IQ guests.”

“You can go fuck yourself, all right?” Wilmore shot back.  “If your argument is these people are stupid, you didn’t hear a word [U.S. counterterrorism intelligence officer Malcolm Nance] said earlier in this segment. He can talk circles around your pathetic douchy little ass.”

Later in the segment Malcome Nance asks Yiannopulos who stated that Hillary would have been worse for America than Donald Trump.: “Are you American?” to which Milo answers no.

Nance’s reply: “Well then fuck off.”

Well said Mr. Nance.  Well said.