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Former VP Mike Pence Hired by Heritage Foundation Anti-LGBT Hate Group

Mike Pence Hired by Heritage Foundation Anti-LGBT Hate Group

Via press release:

The Heritage Foundation announced today that former Vice President Mike Pence will join the organization as a distinguished visiting fellow.

“Over the course of the past four years, our team at Heritage has worked closely with members of the Trump administration on a host of policy accomplishments,” said Heritage President Kay C. James.

“That’s why I am excited Vice President Mike Pence will join forces with Heritage to ensure we continue to advance conservative principles and policy solutions. His allegiance to the Constitution and commitment to advancing a conservative policy agenda make him an outstanding fit for The Heritage Foundation.”

Three decades ago, it was The Heritage Foundation’s influence that inspired Pence to help create a think tank in his home state of Indiana. After coming to Washington as a congressman and later as vice president, Pence frequently collaborated with Heritage and will now continue to do so as a distinguished visiting fellow.

Since its founding, the Heritage Foundation has become “inextricably intertwined” with Republican administrations and lawmakers in Washington. Heritage brands itself as a beacon of the intellectual conservative establishment; but spends significant energy to extremist policy recommendations to deny access to abortion and birth control and to harm LGBTQ people. In reality, it is an organization that regularly spouts hateful ideas on par with organizations like the Family Research Council (FRC), 

Trump Administration's Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) To End Medical Protections For LGBT Patients

Trump Administration’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) To End Medical Protections For LGBT Patients

The stench of Mike Pence is all over this one.

Via Politico:

The Trump administration is moving to scrap an Obama-era policy that protected LGBTQ patients from discrimination, alarming health experts who warn that the regulatory rollback could harm vulnerable people during a pandemic.

The health department is close to finalizing its long-developing rewrite of Obamacare’s Section 1557 provision, which barred health care discrimination based on sex and gender identity. The administration’s final rule on Thursday was circulated at the Justice Department, a step toward publicly releasing the regulation in the coming days, said two people with knowledge of the pending rule.

The White House on Friday morning also updated a regulatory dashboard to indicate that the rule was under review. Advocates fear that it would allow hospitals and health workers to more easily discriminate against patients based on their gender or sexual orientation.

Read the full article HERE.

Motley Crue Drummer Tommy Lee Writes Open Letter To Donald Trump. "Dear Fucking Lunatic..."

Motley Crüe Drummer Tommy Lee Writes Open Letter To Donald Trump. “Dear Fucking Lunatic…”

An Open Letter to the president”
From the Drummer of Mötley Crüe, Tommy Lee

Dear Fucking Lunatic,

At your recent press conference – more a word salad that had a stroke and fell down stairs, you were CLEARLY so out of your depth you needed scuba gear. Within minutes of going off air your minions were backpedaling faster than Cirque De Soliel acrobats… In India a week ago, i couldn’t get past the bit about your being the most popular visitor in the history of fucking india — a country of a BILLION human souls that’s only 3000 years old, give or take.!!! Trust me – Gandhi pulled CROWDS.. You pulled a cricket stadium and half WALKED out…

Do you know how fucking insane you sound, you off-brand butt plug? That’s like the geopolitical equivalent of “that stripper really likes me” — only 10,000 times crazier and less self aware.

You are fucking exhausting. Every day is a natural experiment in determining how long 300 million people can resist coring out their own assholes with an ice auger. Every time I hear a snippet of your Queens-tinged banshee larynx farts, I want to scream!

We are fucking tired. As bad as we all thought your presidency would be when Putin got you elected, it’s been inestimably worse.

You called a hostile, nuclear-armed head of state “short and fat.” How the fuck does that help?

You accused a woman — a former friend, no less — of showing up at your resort bleeding from the face and begging to get in. You, you, YOU — the guy who looks like a Christmas haggis inexplicably brought to life by Frosty’s magic hat — yes, you of all people said that.

You attempted — with evident fucking glee — to get 24 million people thrown off their health insurance.

You gave billions away to corporations and the already wealthy while simultaneously telling struggling poor people that you were doing exactly the opposite.

You endorsed a pedophile, praised brutal dictators, and defended LITERAL FUCKING NAZIS!

Ninety-nine percent of everything you say is either false, crazy, incoherent, just plain cruel, or a rancid paella of all four.

Oh, by the way, Puerto Rico is still FUBAR. You got yourself and your family billions in tax breaks for Christmas. What do they get? More paper towels?

Enough, enough, enough, enough! For the love of God and all that is holy, good, and pure, would you please, finally and forever, shut your feculent KFC-hole until you have something valuable — or even marginally civil — to say?

You are a fried dick sandwich with a side of schlongs. If chlamydia and gonorrhea had a son, you’d appoint him HHS secretary. You are a disgraceful, pustulant hot stew full of casuistry, godawful ideas, unintelligible non sequiturs, and malignant rage.

You are the perfect circus orangutan diaper from Plato’s World of Forms.

So fuck you Mr. President. And fuck you forever.

Oh, and Pence, you oleaginous house ferret. Fuck you, too. You’ll be as useful as a chocolate teapot against a medical crisis you Bible thumping cock socket.

Tommy Lee – Posted on Twitter 3/20/2020

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H/T David Shaw

Judge Rules Indiana Hate Groups Cannot Challenge LGBT Rights Laws

Judge Rules Indiana Hate Groups Cannot Challenge LGBT Rights Laws

In 2015 Mike Pence, signed a “religious freedom” bill into law in Indiana that caused a  national uproar because it could be used to discriminate against gays and lesbians. Days later, legislators made revisions blocking its use as a legal defense for refusing to provide services, goods, facilities or accommodations on the basis of race, religion, gender, military service or sexual orientation. Pence fearing boycotts of the state then signed those revisions into law.

Various Indiana anti-lgbt hate groups including the The Indiana Family Institute, Indiana Family Action and the American Family Association of Indiana then filed a lawsuit against the newly revised law claiming that the changes threatened to “substantially burden” a person’s ability to follow his or her religious beliefs. (Their definition of “person” includes religious institutions, businesses and associations) And would also hinder their ability to speak out against same-sex marriages and would expose them to claims of discrimination in hiring.

The lawsuit also challenged local civil rights ordinances that include protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity in Indianapolis, Carmel, Bloomington and Columbus, which is Pence’s hometown.

On Wednesday Hamilton County Judge Michael Casati canceled the trial finding that the “conservative groups” failed to prove they were harmed by the changes or by the civil rights ordinances. Casatit did not elaborate on how he reached the decision.

At the time of this posting 21 Indiana cities or counties — representing about 38% of the state’s population — now have local LGBT protection ordinances.

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

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

The Trump Administration issued a proposed rule today that strips existing protections for sexual orientation, gender identity, and for individuals in same-sex marriages in all programs and grants administered by the Department of Health and Human Services.”

 Via the Washington Blade:

The Department of Health & Human Services went public on Friday with the regulation, which will undo an Obama-era policy prohibiting discrimination discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation among federal grantees. The proposed regulation, which will have far-reaching implications, was immediately was criticized by LGBT rights supporters. Julie Kruse, director of federal policy at Family Equality Council, said in a statement the policy was “outrageous,” especially at the start of National Adoption Month.

“The American public overwhelmingly opposes allowing taxpayer-funded adoption and foster care agencies to turn away qualified parents simply because they are in a same-sex relationship,” Kruse said. According to NCTE, the rule will allow anti-trans discrimination in HIV and STI prevention programs, opioid programs, youth homelessness services, health professional training, substance-use recovery programs and other life-saving services.

Tha anti-LGBT recognized hate group the Family Research Council, applauded the Trump administration’s move saying that charities would no longer have to choose between “abandoning their faith or abandoning homeless children.”

Mike Pence To Hold Secret Fundraiser At Gay-Owned Private Club in Aspen, CO

Mike Pence To Hold Secret Fundraiser At Gay-Owned Private Club in Aspen, CO

The Aspen Times reports:

Monday’s $35,000-a-couple fundraiser starring Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to take place at a private club in Aspen owned by two gay men, sources said Friday.

The Caribou Club in Aspen’s downtown core is set to host the VIP reception with Pence, according to sources who declined to be named. Billy Stolz, one of the owners of the club, did not return a phone message seeking comment.

Bob Jenkins, vice chair of Pitkin County Republicans, said Friday that he expects about 25 couples to attend the $35,000-per-couple VIP reception with Pence starting at 5 p.m. on Monday.

The fundraiser’s location was to be kept a secret and only became public after the club’s chef was arrested for domestic violence and told the judge that he needed to be freed on bail because he had to cook for the vice president.

Bill Koch, founder of the holding company the Oxbow Group, occasionally dines with his wife, Bridget. His brother David Koch, executive vice president and board member of Koch Industries, shows up three or four times a year.

The owner’s of the Caribou Club, <–[Yelp] Richard Edwards and Billy Stoltz  could not be reached for comment.

Former VP Mike Pence Hired by Heritage Foundation Anti-LGBT Hate Group

SHOCKER: Mike Pence Says It Was The ‘Right Decision’ to Deny Embassies To Fly Rainbow Pride Flag

Vice President Mike Pence on Monday defended the State Department’s decision to bar U.S. embassies from flying rainbow flags on their flagpoles during LGBT Pride Month, saying that it was the “right” move.

Pence, who is well known for his anti-gay bigotry acknowledged in an interview with NBC News that he was aware that the State Department had “indicated” that the American flag should be the only flag flying on U.S. embassies’ flagpoles. He added that he supported the move. 

Asked whether the move ran counter to Trump’s expressed support for LGBT Pride Month, Pence said that he and the president were “proud to be able to serve every American.” 

“We both feel that way very passionately, but when it comes to the American flagpole and American embassies and capitals around the world, having the one American flag fly is the right decision,” he said, adding that the Trump administration had administered no other restrictions regarding flags or displays at U.S. embassies. 

Some U.S. diplomats responded to the rejections by displaying the LGBT pride flag in different settings. For example, diplomatic missions in Seoul, South Korea, and Chennai, India, sent out press releases and videos showing the flag hanging outside their respective buildings.

Other embassies abroad opted to display the rainbow flag on building facades.

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Mike Pence Tells Liberty University Graduating Class To Prepare to be Persecuted for Being “Christians”

USA Today reports:

Pence, who has been facing criticisms of his own religious views recently, warned graduates that they have to stay strong against the challenges they’ll get from Hollywood, the media and the secular left. “Some of the loudest voices for tolerance today have little tolerance for traditional Christian beliefs,” Pence said. “Be ready.”

“Throughout most of American history, it’s been pretty easy to call yourself Christian,” Pence said. “It didn’t even occur to people that you might be shunned or ridiculed for defending the teachings of the Bible. But things are different now.”

Pence referenced the Biblical figures of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego is warning graduates that they are going “to be asked to bow down to the idols of the popular culture.”

They are not ridiculed for being christian, they are being ridiculed and called out for for using their religion as a shield for their bigotry.

I’d bake the poor extremist snowflakes a cake, but they’re christian, so…

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Gay Presidential Hopeful Pete Buttigieg Calls Out Mike Pence on ‘Colbert’: Being Gay Is Not a ‘Choice’ - VIDEO

Gay Presidential Hopeful Pete Buttigieg Calls Out Mike Pence on ‘Colbert’: Being Gay Is Not a ‘Choice’ – VIDEO

Openly gay democrat and 2020 Presidential hopeful
Pete Buttigieg had a message for the very anti-gay Vice-President Mike Pence on 
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Thursday night.  

Stephen Colbert asked Buttigieg what it was like to work with Pence while he was Governor and Pete Buttigieg was the Mayor of South Bend, Indiana

Buttigieg replied, “He’s nice. If he were here, you would think he is a nice guy to your face, but he’s also just fanatical.”

“He really believes, I mean he’s written that cigarettes don’t kill and he seems to think that the universe was created a few thousand years ago and that people like me get up in the morning and decide to be gay,” Buttigieg said. 

Mike Pence Compares Donald Trump to Martin Luther King Jr.

Mike Pence Compares Donald Trump to Martin Luther King Jr. – Video

Vice President Mike Pence—with a “straight” face—appeared on CBS News’ Face the Nation on Sunday to compare Trump and his border wall to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose birthday will be celebrate today as a national holiday.

“I think what the American people saw the president do yesterday was say, ‘I want to set the table for us resolving this issue in a way that achieves his objectives to secure the border, end the humanitarian and security crisis, end the government shutdown, but also to bring together the Democrats’ priorities to accomplish that. That’s what the American people expect us to do.”

“And honestly, you know, the hearts and minds of the American people, they are thinking a lot about it being the weekend where we remember the life and work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. One of my favorite quotes from Dr. King was [looks down at notes], ‘Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy.’”

“You think of how he changed America, [Dr. King] He inspired us to change through the legislative process to become a more perfect union. That’s exactly what President Trump is calling on Congress to do: Come to the table in the spirit of good faith. We’ll secure our border and we’ll reopen the government. And we’ll move our nation forward as the president said yesterday to even a broader discussion about immigration reform in the months ahead.”  – Mike Pence

There are just no words.

Pence’s idiotic and disrespectful comments start around the 3:28 mark