What started out as a freedom-loving celebration of the Second Amendment ahead of Memorial Day turned into Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear being hanged in effigy and protesters chanting outside the governor’s mansion.
The Second Amendment rally, meant to inspire people “about what it really means to be FREE,” according to Take Back Kentucky, attracted at least 100 people to the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort on Sunday.
It began as a celebration of constitutional rights but turned into a protest of coronavirus restrictions and Beshear’s administration. Folks toted guns and waved American and “Don’t tread on me” flags. Taps honored the fallen, and free flags were given to veterans from all military branches.
A sign hung on the effigy said, “sic semper tyrannis,” which translates to “thus always to tyrants,” a phrase famously used by John Wilkes Booth after shooting President Abraham Lincoln.
The effigy was hung just a short walk from where the Governor, First Lady, and their two young children live.
Leader McConnell has announced that next week, the Senate will vote on the Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act, the same 2015 Obamacare repeal bill that Congress successfully passed and put on former President Obama’s desk, who vetoed it! Now, we finally have a president in Donald Trump who will sign this legislation!
Like the 2015 bill, the Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act would repeal several key pillars of Obamacare and eliminate for one year more than $390 million (over 86 percent) of over $450 million in annual federal funding to Planned Parenthood. The bill would also repeal Obamacare’s premium tax credits that currently provide over $8.7 billion in annual subsidies for nearly 1,000 health care plans that cover elective abortion. This violates the principles of the Hyde Amendment, which restricts federal subsidies for elective abortion services or coverage. Most of the bill’s repeal provisions would take effect in 2020, after a two-year delay. Congress then will have time to work on a separate replace bill.
In order for the Senate to get to the Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act, at least 50 Senators must first support a procedural vote to overcome Senate Democrats’ opposition to even considering the bill. All but one Republican senator holding office today previously voted for the same repeal bill in 2015. We cannot let Senate Republicans betray the American people by going back their promise to repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood.
Please call your two U.S. Senators at (202) 224-3121 to urge them to support the “motion to proceed” to the Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act (H.R. 1628), which would repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood, just as they successfully did in 2015. After you’ve called, you can also email them by following this link.
Thank you for your efforts in defense of life and the family!
Standing (Eph. 6:13), Tony Perkins President
On Wednesday, the Congressional Budget Office issued a report that estimated the effects of the Senate bill that Perkins writes about, which would repeal most of Obamacare without immediately replacing it with a new health-care law. would increase the number of people without health insurance by 32 million people above the number that would be uninsured if the current law remained in place.
The repeal bill also would double insurance premiums in the individual plan market and leave up to three-quarters of the United States without an insurer selling such plans by 2026.
It has been announced that Donald Trump will address the 11th annual gathering of the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit, an event that draws thousands of extremist right-wing “Christians” to the nation’s capital. Trump is scheduled to speak Friday, September 9 — just 59 days before Election Day. This is the first time a Republican nominee for president has addressed the Values Voter Summit since its inception in 2006.
“As the 2016 presidential election approaches, there is a growing understanding among voters that the future of our freedoms and our identity as Americans hang in the balance. We are therefore very encouraged that Donald Trump has accepted our invitation to address the Values Voter Summit and make his case directly to conservative activists from across the country. The fact that he is the first Republican nominee to attend since the Summit’s inception in 2006, demonstrates his understanding of the importance of values voters in the general election and his desire to work with them in addressing the critical issues facing our nation,” said FRC hate group President Tony Perkins.
In 1996, while managing the U.S. Senate campaign of Republican Woody Jenkins against Mary Landrieu, Perkins paid $82,500 to use the mailing list of former Ku Klux Klan leader and state Rep. David Duke. The campaign was fined $3,000 for filing false disclosure forms in a bid to hide the payment to Duke. Perkins has stated he did not know about the mailing list’s connection to Duke.
In 2001, Perkins gave a speech to the Louisiana chapter of the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC), a white supremacist group that has described black people as a “retrograde species of humanity.” Perkins who addressed the group while standing in front of a Confederate flag, claimed not to know the group’s ideology at the time, even though it had been widely publicized in Louisiana and the nation.
Other extreme right-wing anti-LGBT speakers confirmed to attend include Senators Tom Cotton, and Tim Scott, along with, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, KY Governor Matt Bevin, and U.S. Reps. Diane Black and Louie Gohmert. Additionally, North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, Dr. James Dobson, David & Jason Benham, Kirk Cameron, Star Parker, Lt. Col. Oliver North, Duck Dynasty’s Al Robertson, Allen West, Dinesh D’Souza, Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum are among many other speakers to address attendees.
The event will be held from September 9-11 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. The Summit is co-sponsored by a veritable Who’s Who of Anti-LGBT groups including AFA Action, American Values, First Liberty Institute, The D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship, United in Purpose, 2nd Vote, Oklahoma Wesleyan University, and Family Research Council.
In Tony Perkins His Own Words:
“The videos are titled ‘It Gets Better.’ They are aimed at persuading kids that although they’ll face struggles and perhaps bullying for ‘coming out’ as homosexual (or transgendered or some other perversion), life will get better. … It’s disgusting. And it’s part of a concerted effort to persuade kids that homosexuality is okay and actually to recruit them into that lifestyle.” —FRC fundraising letter, August 2011
“Those who understand the homosexual community – the activists – they’re very aggressive, they’re – everything they accuse us of they are in triplicate. They’re intolerant, they’re hateful, vile, they’re spiteful. …. To me, that is the height of hatred, to be silent when we know there are individuals that are engaged in activity, behavior, and an agenda that will destroy them and our nation.” — Speaking to the Oak Initiative Summit, April 2011
“While activists like to claim that pedophilia is a completely distinct orientation from homosexuality, evidence shows a disproportionate overlap between the two. … It is a homosexual problem.” — FRC website, 2010
The marriage debate “is literally about the entire culture: it’s about the rule of law, it’s about the country, it’s about our future, it’s about redefining the curriculum in our schools, it’s about driving a wedge between parent and child, it’s about the loss of religious freedom, it’s about the inability to be who we are as a people.” — The Janet Mefford Show, May 22, 2014
Tony Perkins, President of the Christian extremist Family Research Council hate group, who is serving as an RNC delegate from Louisiana, proposed an amendment calling for the endorsement of ex-gay “conversion therapy.” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus met with him about the amendment and, according to Time’s Zeke Miller, told him that he missed the deadline but “can bring it up on the floor” for vote.
The platform committee then voted and passed Perkin’s harmful and dangerous resolution affirming “the right of parents to determine the proper treatment or therapy, for their minor children,” a reference to state laws barring ex-gay therapy from being practiced on minors”.
The draft platform also calls for the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality to be overturned: “Our laws and our government’s regulations should recognize marriage as the union of one man and one woman and actively promote married family life as the basis of a stable and prosperous society. For that reason, as explained elsewhere in the platform, we do not accept the Supreme Court’s redefinition of marriage and we urge its reversal, whether through judicial reconsideration or a constitutional amendment returning control over marriage to states.
Politico is reporting that the white supremacist website Stormfront has had to upgrade their server capacity thanks to new fans created for them by Donald Trump claiming that their web traffic now exceeds one million unique visitors a month, a number that spikes by 30-40% whenever Trump goes off the wall ballistic against Muslims.
The Ku Klux Klan is using Donald Trump as a talking point in its outreach efforts. Stormfront, the most prominent American white supremacist website, is upgrading its servers in part to cope with a Trump traffic spike. And former Louisiana Rep. David Duke reports that the businessman has given more Americans cover to speak out loud about white nationalism than at any time since his own political campaigns in the 1990s.
As hate group monitors at the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League warn that Trump’s rhetoric is conducive to anti-Muslim violence, white nationalist leaders are capitalizing on his candidacy to invigorate and expand their movement.
“Demoralization has been the biggest enemy and Trump is changing all that,” said Stormfront founder Don Black, who reports additional listeners and call volume to his phone-in radio show, in addition to the site’s traffic bump. Black predicts that the white nationalist forces set in motion by Trump will be a legacy that outlives the businessman’s political career. “He’s certainly creating a movement that will continue independently of him even if he does fold at some point.”
Stormfront.org hosts files from and links to a number of white nationalist and white racist websites, an online dating service (for “heterosexual White Gentiles only” of course), and electronic mailing lists that allow the white nationalist community to discuss issues of interest It features a selection of current news reports, an archive of past stories, live streaming of The Political Cesspool radio show, and a merchandise store featuring literature and music.
“The Horst Wessel Song” (aka. “Die Fahne hoch” -“The Flag on High”), Number 1 with a bullet.
Scott “Crimes Against Humanity” Lively and “Porno” Peter LaBarbera, both officially recognized anti-LGBT hate leaders have announced the formation of their new organization – the Coalition for Family Values – who purpose it seems is to foment homophobia worldwide of the variety currently making headlines in Uganda, Jamaica and Russia. They will be holding a press conference this Friday to announce the groups formation and to praise Russia’s so-called pro-family laws and urge other countries to follow Putin’s lead.
“New International Coalition Praises Russian Pro-Family Laws and Urges Other Countries to Follow Suit
Press Conference Friday, February 21, 10AM
National Press Club, Zenger Room, 529 14th Street NW. Washington, DC
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The purpose of this press conference is to announce the formation of a new organization, the Coalition for Family Values, whose purpose is to unify and coordinate pro-family groups around the United States and the world to more effectively oppose the now global LGBT agenda.
The coalition is being organized by Dr. Scott Lively of Defend the Family International, based in Springfield, Massachusetts, andPeter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, based in Naperville, Illinois, with the assistance of other existing pro-family groups in the U.S. and abroad.
The first action of the coalition will be to issue a statement of support for the Russian pro-family laws of 2013 and 2014 and to urge other nations of the world to follow the Russian example.
Just to further prove how spitefull, vindictive, and evil the Republican party really is, Colorado Republican House Speaker Frank McNulty purposely stalled a civil union bill in Coloradolast week and then purposely sent it to the Veterans and Military Affairs Committee which is also known as “The House Speakers Kill Committee” where every bill that lands there gets killed and which indeed was the fate of Colorado’s Civil Unions Bill last night.
Governor John Hickenlooper lashed out at the Republican House stating “Transparency, accountability and the virtues of good government are compromised when the legislative clock is used to avoid consideration of important legislation”
Gay-rights activists are calling upon Democrats to make the civil unions failure a rallying point for November.
“For too long Democrats have let the right corner the market no talking about values. Finally we’ve claimed the moral high ground, and we can talk about that,” said activist Wiley Sherer, who was selling buttons that read, “Ignorance is forgivable. Pride in ignorance never is.”
One Republican Rep. Don Coram, whose own son is gay, spitefully voted against the measure accusing the Democrats of using the gay community “as a political pawn”