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TEXAS Judge Rules Employers Under "Religious Freedom" Can Deny Paying for PrEP

TEXAS Judge Rules Employers Under “Religious Freedom” Can Deny Paying for PrEP

Judge Reed O’Connor, a Bush appointee for the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas, ruled yesterday that paying for PrEP via the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. PrEP, when taken daily, prevents HIV infection.

Via The Texas Tribune:

“In the suit, a group of self-described Christian business owners and employees in Texas argue that the preventive care mandates violate their constitutional right to religious freedom by requiring companies and policyholders to pay for coverage that conflicts with their faith and personal values. The lawsuit was filed in 2020 by Austin attorney Jonathan Mitchell, the legal mind behind Texas’ civilly enforced six-week abortion ban. In the suit, Mitchell also challenges the entire framework through which the federal government decides what preventive services get covered.”

The lawsuit specifically addresses PrEP, but O’Connor’s ruling, which addresses how the federal government can decide what preventive care is covered in employer health care plans, may end up having much more wide-reaching consequences.

Gay History – September 7, 1952: Sen. Joseph McCarthy Brags About The Destruction of 145 Gay “Deviant” Lives

Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-WI) and closet-case right-hand henchman Roy Cohn’s  (pictured above)  anti-Communist hearings are a dark, and sinister stain in Gay and Lesbian history as well as in America history.  

McCarthy’s campaign was not to only root out suspected “subversives” and communist it was also to witch hunt  gays and lesbians as well.  Gay men and women were actively rooted out of all levels of government employment. Gays were seen not only as morally suspect, but also a security risk and a dangerous influence in government offices. In 1952, McCarthy published a book titled McCarthyism: The Fight For America, in which he laid out his crusade to rid the country of “Communists and perverts.”

As part of his book’s promotion, McCarthy answered several question from the editor of the Milwaukee Sentinel where he proudly took credit for the removal of 145 “deviates” from Government employment:

QUESTION: How many sex deviates have been removed from the State Department?

ANSWER:  Ninety-one were forced to resign from the State Department prior to 1950 and 54 since that time. The Senate Special Investigating Committee had this to say about those who were allowed to resign: “In most of those cases, these known homosexuals were allowed to resign for ‘personal reasons,’ and no information was placed in the regular personnel files of the state Department indicating the real reason for resignation nor was the Civil Service Commission informed of the true reason for the resignation … Die ot the manner in which these cases were mishandled, 23 of those 91 state Department employees found there way into other departments of government.”

QUESTION: Do you claim that the sex deviates removed from the State Department were all disloyal?

ANSWER:  No, but all were considered security risks. One reason why sex deviates are considered by all intelligence agencies of the government to be security risks in that they are subject to blackmail. Is is a known fact that espionage agents often have been successful in extorting information from them by threatening to expose their abnormal habits.

The Special Senate Investigating Committee had this to say about the high percentage of sex deviates in government: “The homosexual has a tendency to gather other perverts around him. Eminent psychiatrists have informed the subcommittee that the homosexual is likely to seek his own kind because the pressures of society are such that he feels uncomfortable unless his is with his own kind. Due to this situation the homosexual tends to surround himself with other homosexuals, not only in his social but in his business life. Under these circumstances, if a homosexual attains a position in government where he can influence the hiring of personnel, it is almost inevitable that he will attempt to place other homosexuals in government jobs.”

The most ironic part of this piece of history is that the original evil and “self-loathing quisling” of the GOP: Roy Cohn served as McCarthy’s right hand man. During one of McCarthy’s televised hearings into the supposed influence of communists in the U.S. Army, attorney Joseph Welch accused McCarthy of accepting a doctored photo as evidence. Referring to Cohn, Welch asked McCarthy whether the photo “came from a pixie.” When McCarthy asked what a pixie was, Welch replied “a close relative of a fairy.”

Cohn would later die of AIDS alone in 1986.

The Names Project’s AIDS-memorial quilt features one square that was anonymously added that reads: “Roy Cohn: Bully, Coward, Victim.”

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Hey Guys. Want to Meet A REAL MANLY MAN?

Meet Garrett Soldano a God fearing, GOP, Murican manly man like Josh Hawley who is running against  Gretchen Whitmer  for Governor of Michigan.

MEET GARRETT: “Garrett Soldano is a chiropractor, small business owner, author, public speaker, former football player, family man and proud Catholic.”

TEXAS Sues USDA Over Added LGBT Protections In Food Supplement Programs

TEXAS Sues USDA Over Added LGBT Protections In Food Supplement Programs

Last May, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that food assistance programs that receive funding from the Food and Nutrition Service were ordered to “investigate allegations of discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation” and to update their policies to specifically prohibit discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation.

Of course Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is challenging the federal Food and Nutrition Service’s new policy.

Paxton claims the guidance issued by the USDA is “unlawful” because states were not consulted and did not have an opportunity to provide feedback, in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act. They also argue that the USDA is misinterpreting the Supreme Court case Bostock v. Clayton County, which extended sexual discrimination in the workplace to include discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation.

“[It] will inevitably result in regulatory chaos that threatens essential nutritional services to some of the most vulnerable citizens,” Paxton’s office said in a press release.

Tuesday’s lawsuit was filed in the Eastern District of Tennessee Knoxville Division

GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert: Same Sex Marriage “Undermines Masculinity”.

Via Newsweek:

Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert has said the same-sex marriage bill that passed the House last week “undermined masculinity.” Boebert made the remarks on Charlie Kirk’s podcast that was recorded during Turning Point USA’s Student Action Summit over the weekend. Boebert slammed the legislation as an “assault on America’s traditional values” on Kirk’s podcast. “I think the federal government should not be involved in marriage,” she said. My marriage between my husband is really between me and God, not between me and the government. But this was absolutely unnecessary. They have attacked our institutions. They have weakened the nuclear family and undermined masculinity and even femininity.”

Blah….blah…. blah…. …whereas my [non-consensual] dick-exposing husband is the very essence of manly-man. Hubba hubba!”

Lauren Boebert undermines human intelligence.

CALL TO ACTION: PROTEST FL Gov Ron DeSantis at Chelsea Piers NYC - Sunday June 12 @ 1:30PM - 22nd St. and 12th Ave

CALL TO ACTION: PROTEST FL Gov Ron DeSantis at Chelsea Piers NYC – Sunday June 12 @ 1:30PM – 22nd St. and 12th Ave

PRIDE Month in the heart of Chelsea what a wonderful for time for the extremely homophonic Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to have the nerve to come to NYC and speak at a Jewish Leadership Conference at Chelsea Piers

There is just so much wrong about this on so many levels (Including the fact that not one of our orgs HRC, GLAAD, Task Force can’t even be bother to set up a protest in a major city.) And since they won’t. The job is ours.

BUT WE NEED TO GET ANGRY, WE NEED TO STEP UP. AND WE MUST LET OUT OUTRAGE BE SEEN!

We will have to do old skool. Protests, Boycotts it sis the ONLY way to show them that will; are done being stepped upon and businesses like the Chelsea Piers need to pick a side., And if they pick the wrong side. They will have to deal with any further ramifications. From US.

The conference will also feature a number of conservative heavy-hitters, including Mark Meadows, Mike Pompeo, Trump’s former secretary of state; and former New York Times editor Bari Weiss, a vocal critic of “cancel culture.”

PLEASE, IF YOU CAN: Join the protest against Ron DeSantis @Chelsea Piers – June 12 1:30PM-2:30PM . Ron DeSantis, Chelsea Piers, 22nd St. and 12th Ave

Bring: Protest signs, water, face masks, and of course FRUIT PIES!

Lets show that bastard DeSantis and the rest of the world that we have had enough and we will not allow them to put us back and lose all we have fought for.

And as for Chelsea Piers you will never see one #LGBTQ cent again unless you cancel.

FULL BOYCOTT

South Carolina GOP Congressional Candidate and Former McDonalds Worker Mark Burns: Promoting ‘LGBTQ Indoctrination’ Should Be Executed

South Carolina GOP Congressional Candidate and Former McDonalds Worker Mark Burns: Promoting ‘LGBTQ Indoctrination’ Should Be Executed

Another day. Another fry slinging christo-fascist asshole.

During an appearance on “The Stew Peters Show” Wednesday Mark Burns, an extremist Christian nationalist MAGA pastor who is running for Congress as a Republican in South Carolina, declared that if he is elected, he will reinstate the House Un-American Activities Committee so that the government can “start executing people” guilty of treason.”  Burns includes  LGBTQ-supporting parents and teachers as treason.

Via Raw Story:

“I vote to make sure that those parents be held for child abuse,” Burns said. “There is no such thing as trans kids, there are only abusive parents who are pushing that evil, evil sexual orientation onto their child’s mind. I want to make sure that those parents have been held accountable,” he continued. “We should start putting some of those parents in jail for abusing their child’s minds. Especially in the school system, any teacher that is teaching that LGBT, transgenderism, furries, the groomers, any sexual orientation communication in the school system should be immediately terminated but [teachers should also] be held for abusing young children. They were indoctrinating those young minds then; they are doing the very same thing here in America,” Burns said. “The LGBT, transgender grooming our children’s minds is a national security threat because it is ultimately designed to destabilize the republic we call the United States of America. That’s why when I’m elected, I don’t want to just vote, I want to start holding people accountable for treason to the Constitution.

After working at a McDonald’s *snort*, Burns founded a church in Easley, South Carolina, then moved into tele-scamgelism. In November 2020, during the 2020 presidential election, Burns made unsubstantiated claims of fraud. He tweeted his concern towards “those who seek to undermine the sacred election process in our democracy” and shared that “President Trump is the clear winner of this 2020 Presidential election”

This man is deranged and an extreme danger to all in our community and our allies and needs to be stopped at all costs.

MAGA Candidate Mark Burns Says Those Promoting 'LGBTQ Indoctrination' Should Be Executed for Treason from Right Wing Watch on Vimeo.

Texas GOP State Rep To File Law To Ban Family Friendly Drag Shows In The Presence of Minors

Mr. Mister a gay bar in Texas invited parents and their kids to attend a family-friendly drag show on Saturday, during PRIDE which drew angry Neanderthal protesters and sparked outrage on social media by the extreme right . Now, a Texas Republican lawmaker wants to close the doors on all-ages drag events.

Via The Dallas Observer:

On Monday, Royse City state Rep. Bryan Slaton tweeted that he’ll file a bill next session to ban drag shows from being held in the presence of minors. “The events of this past weekend were horrifying and show a disturbing trend in which perverted adults are obsessed with sexualizing young children,” Slaton said in a statement. “As a father of two young children, I would never take my children to a drag show and I know … the rest of my Republican colleagues wouldn’t either,” he continued. “Protecting our own children isn’t enough, and our responsibility as lawmakers extends to the sexualization that is happening across Texas.”

Further proof conservatives love to “protect children” unless they’re actually losing their lives.

Just sashay away.

AZ Right Wing Extremist Threatens To HUNT LGBT Supporters at TARGET During Pride Month

AZ Right Wing Extremist Threatens To HUNT LGBT Supporters at TARGET During Pride Month

Arizona Q/GOP/Right Wing Extremist Ethan Schmidt of Arizona has posted a short video of himself accompanied by Kyle Clifton, who describes himself as “authoritarian Christian nationalist.” In other words a white supremacist.

Via Los Angeles Blade:

A twenty-four year old right-wing extremist based in the metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona area, Ethan Schmidt, posted a short video of himself accompanied by Kyle Clifton who describes himself as “authoritarian Christian nationalist,” driving in an undisclosed area announcing that he and Clifton will be “hunting ‘LGBT supporters” and people in area Target retail stores. Last Fall Schmidt posed with Trump endorsed Republican candidate for Arizona Governor Kari Lake as he burned a LGBTQ+ Pride flag.

The 24-year-old creator of the “ANTIMASKERSCLUB” on social media has been especially active in Arizona, destroying Pride signage, stomping on clothing with positive LGBTQ messaging and targeting people in LGBTQ-friendly places of worship. He records all of it with his camera, hoping to generate anger and action among his small fanbase.

 Patriot Takes on Twitter captured captured a video in which Schmidt describes the group as a group of Dedicated researchers monitoring and exposing right-wing extremism and other threats to democracy.

Resist Programming 🛰 on Twitter: "Anti-mask Trump supporter Ethan Schmidt  is now attacking military veterans who wear a mask. Ethan's Instagram (📲:  theantimaskersclub) is still up. Plenty of posts harassing people to