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TWITTER Explains Why It Won’t Ban Donald Trump: “It would hide important information from people.”

Via Twitter’s corporate blog:

There’s been a lot of discussion about political figures and world leaders on Twitter, and we want to share our stance.

Twitter is here to serve and help advance the global, public conversation. Elected world leaders play a critical role in that conversation because of their outsized impact on our society.

Blocking a world leader from Twitter or removing their controversial Tweets, would hide important information people should be able to see and debate. It would also not silence that leader, but it would certainly hamper necessary discussion around their words and actions.

We review Tweets by leaders within the political context that defines them, and enforce our rules accordingly. No one person’s account drives Twitter’s growth, or influences these decisions. We work hard to remain unbiased with the public interest in mind.

We are working to make Twitter the best place to see and freely discuss everything that matters. We believe that’s the best way to help our society make progress.

San Antonio Councilwoman Elisa Chan Defends Her Anti-Gay Hate Speech – Audio

Elisa Chan bigot

San Antonio Councilwoman Elisa Chan who was secretly taped by her aide James Stevens, making hateful and disparaging remarks against LGBT individuals in Chan’s city hall office during a discuss with her staff the city’s upcoming nondiscrimination ordinance vote.

Chan is defending her bigotry by hiding behind the First Amendment:

“The comments from the staff meeting on May 21st were and are my personal opinions and thoughts as guaranteed to me by the 1st amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It is unfortunate that a former member of my D9 Council team betrayed the trust of my staff members and me. I will fight, I will always fight for our freedom of speech, especially in a private setting.” – Councilwoman Elisa Chan

In the recording, the Chan discusses with her staff  how the legalization of same-sex marriage could lead to the legalization of incest or bestiality, Chan can be heard calling homosexuality and other “non-traditional”preferences “disgusting to even think about.” She also says being gay is a “behavioral preference” and that same-sex couples should be “banned” from adoption.

“I don’t think homosexual people should do adoption,” she says on the audio. “They should be banned by adoption. You’re gonna confuse those kids. They should be banned. If you wanted to choose that lifestyle, we don’t want to discriminate you, but it shouldn’t affect the young people. How terrible that we actually allow them to adopt?”

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro (D-Texas) has spoken out against Chan’s remarks.

“Councilwoman Chan’s remarks were hurtful and ignorant, “[No one should] believe for one second that they represent the views of San Antonians. Ours is a city that welcomes everyone and appreciates diversity.”

You can listen to the audio from the meeting below:

Anti-gay GOP Maryland Politician Don Dwyer: Gay Marriage Caused My Drunken Boat Accident

Don Dwyer GOP Alkie

Don Dwyer, the  anti-gay Republican Maryland House of Delegate representing District 31 in Anne Arundel County who drunkenly crashed his boat and injured four children last August, is claiming that “family issues”  and the fact that some of his Republican colleagues voted for same-sex marriage in that state is what led him to start drinking.

Capital Gazette:

Pressures at home were met with challenges in the State House.

Dwyer says he felt sold out when Dels. Tiffany Alston, Wade Kach and Bob Costa voted for same-sex marriage, an issue he spent years crusading against. Dwyer told reporters one day before the vote that he had enough support to block the bill.
Kach, a Republican from Baltimore County, and Alston, a former Democrat from Prince George’s County, voted against the bill in committee. But Kach changed his vote after hearing testimony from gay couples. Alston shifted her vote after her amendment was adopted.

Kach and Costa, of Deale, were the only two House Republicans to vote for the bill. It passed the House by two votes in February.

“I had no time to do anything,” Dwyer said. “Had I known earlier, I could have taken some action.”

It was petitioned to the November ballot and passed by 52 percent of voters state wide. Voters in Dwyer’s district, however, rejected it.

“That betrayal really affected me,” he said. “I was physically ill. You pour your heart into an issue like that and it’s devastating.”

What? Someone from the Grand Old  Party Of Personal Responsibility™ is blaming someone else,  for their own bad actions?   Well  knock me over with a feather!