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NYC’s Increasingly Problematic Mayor Appoints Anti-LGBT Politician to Top Position

Mayor-elect Eric Adams pledges to make NYC 'safer' and more  'business-friendly'

BitCoins, nepotism, telling NYC businesses to open all offices COVID be damned, harassment of the homeless these are just a FEW of New York City’s new Mayor Eric Adam most recent eyebrow raising antics. But now Adam’s has crossed the line by putting anti-LGBT far right wing DINO Rev. Erick Salgado.

In 2013 Salgado was endorsement from the antigay hate group National Organization for Marriage, a nonprofit formed for the sole purpose of opposing same-sex marriage.

During a candidate forum, Salgado criticized his opponents for marching in Pride parade, and sold himself as the “only one who did not march” and as “the only one who [is] willing to say in public that I only believe in traditional marriage.”

But of course it gets worse.

Salgado objected to the Parks Department erecting statues in the Sheepshead Bay Holocaust Memorial Park in honor of non-Jewish victims of the Nazis, including LGBTQ people, calling it “a betrayal of the community and even worse, disrespectful to the memory of those who perished in the Holocaust.”

Rumor has it that Adams is also considering appointing former New York City Councilman Fernando Cabrera to a “faith-based” position in the administration, after backing off a previous plan to appoint him as the city’s top mental health official after his anti-LGBTQ views came to light, including once expressing support for a Ugandan law that would have seen gay people executed.

Who voted for Adam’s exactly and why?

Miss Lindsey Graham Has The Vapors Over Biden’s Speech: “Brazen Politicization” Fiddle Dee Dee

Miss Lindsey Graham Has The Vapors Over Biden’s Speech: “Brazen Politicization” Fiddle Dee Dee

Well the bitch, well the bitch, well the bitch is back!

Via Mediaite:

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) wasted no time ripping Joe Biden for his speech remembering Jan. 6, accusing the president of “brazen politicization.” Graham disagreed with the tenor of Biden’s speech, which he blasted in a tweet that somehow invoked the Taliban.

This, of course, is very different from what Graham said a year ago [clip below] on the day of the Capitol riot. The senator claimed that he was done with Trump, moments after the extraordinary violence and mayhem of that day, as Congress was about to certify the former president’s defeat.

Miss Graham: The domestic terrorist attack a year ago was “politicized” the moment it happened, so pull your petticoats out of your ass and bless your poor little non-existent heart.

Twat

Texas Teenager Arrested for Murder After Using GRINDR To Lure Victims

Gay Texas City Councilman Removed From Office After Being Catfished On GRINDR For Nude Pics

Cross Coburn, a 19-year-old gay man who was elected as a councilman in Groves, Texas last year, was voted out of office this month after being catfished and blackmailed with his nude Grindr photos. A recall election took place on November 6th, and 62% of Groves citizens removed Coburn from office.

 In 2017, Coburn ran unopposed for the council seat but in early 2018 Groves’ City Hall received an anonymous package full of nude photos of him that had sent to someone on the gay sex app Grindr, the photo were also sent to local news channels. The “scandal” resulted in a petition to have Coburn removed from office, claiming he couldn’t live up to the city’s high “moral standards.”

 Coburn states that he was he was set up and blackmailed and that many signatures on the petition to remove him were forged. He also claims that Groves Mayor Brad Bailey and Councilman Kyle Hollier were behind the recall vote that claimed his job. When asked about the photo scandal in September, Bailey said that he believes public servants should be “held to a higher position”.

Texas Monthly suggested that Coburn was a victim of catfishing in an effort to remove him from office, as the photos were sent to local media after the city attorney mentioned in an internal email that only the citizens could remove Coburn in a recall election.

 Coburn is now challenging the recall and has filed a complaint in the District Court of Jefferson County, claiming that the petition to remove him was was forged. He’s also asked the state attorney to investigate.

Democrat Krysten Sinema Widens Lead Over Republican Challenger

RECOUNT 2018 – ARIZONA: Democrat Krysten Sinema Widens Lead Over Republican Challenger

Via The Hill:

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D) widened her lead over Rep. Martha McSally (R) in the heated Arizona Senate race after a new round of ballots were tallied in the Democrat’s favor late Friday. 

Sinema more than doubled her lead over McSally with Friday evening’s latest tranche of results. The Democrat now leads her GOP challenger by 20,203 votes.

Earlier Friday, Sinema led McSally by just 9,163 votes out of nearly 2 million cast — a 0.48 percentage point lead. She now leads her opponent by just over 1 percentage point.

The vast majority of the votes tallied Friday came from Maricopa County, the state’s largest county, where there were an estimated 345,000 uncounted votes prior to Friday’s evenings results.

Friday’s new count came the same day a settlement was reached in a Phoenix courtroom that permits rural voters to have extra time to fix issues with their ballots.

Republicans alleged that some county recorders weren’t using a uniform procedure to make changes to mail-in ballots, specifically claiming that Maricopa and Pima counties improperly gave up to five days after Tuesday’s election to make those changes.

Counties will now have a deadline of Nov. 14 to make those fixes to problematic mail-in ballots.

If this move will have any real impact is yet to be seen.

Wilton Manors, Florida Elects All Gay City Commission and Mayor

Wilton Manors, Florida Elects All Gay City Commission and Mayor

The city of Wilton Manors, in South Florida will have an all-gay City Commission and a newly elected gay Mayor after Tuesday’s election.

Commissioner Justin Flippen was elected mayor, while the outgoing mayor, Gary Resnick, won a commissioner seat. Paul Rolli won the second commissioner seat in a four-candidate race.

The two other commissioners who form the five-person body, Julie Carson and Tom Green, are in the middle of their terms.

Commissioner Scott Newton, the only straight member of the commission, lost his re-election bid.

Data from the 2010 U.S. Census showed that Wilton Manors has the second-highest percentage of gay couples — behind Provincetown, Mass. — in the country.

Wilton Manors is the second city in the United States to have a city council with all gay members, after Palm Springs, California.

Tuesday’s election will also give Florida more openly gay and lesbian state legislators — three of 160 — than it’s had before.

Jennifer Webb, a Gulfport Democrat, became the first open lesbian elected to the state House of Representatives.

State Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith, D-Orlando, the state’s first openly gay Latino legislator, won a second term on Tuesday.

State Rep. Shevrin Jones, D-West Park, who became the state’s first openly gay black legislator when he came out in August, didn’t have any opposition in his re-election bid.

FRC's Tony Perkins Whines: Democrats Want to Take Away Tax-Exempt Status From Loving Christian Hate Groups

FRC’s Tony Perkins Claims Liberals Will Become Violent If Dems Win The Midterm Election

Raw Story reports:

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins on Monday agreed with President Donald Trump’s sentiment that Democrats will become “violent” if they are allowed to win midterm elections. During a dinner with evangelical leaders, Trump raised the specter of violence to motivate Christian voters.

CNN’s Erica Hill spoke to Perkins on Wednesday after he attended the dinner with Trump. “He did make reference to Antifa, which in many ways has become the face of the left,” Perkins told Hill.

“I’m going to stop you for a second there,” Hill interrupted. “It’s a reach to say that Antifa is now the face of the left. I think that would be a bit of a stretch.” Perkins replied, “When you talk about violence, the violence is on the left. You see Antifa — you don’t see evangelicals out there rioting.”

REALLY?

 

Donald Trump Defends GOP Jim Jordan as 4th Abused Wrestler Comes Forward

Just as a fourth former Ohio State University wrestler came forward Thursday to contradict Rep. Jim Jordan’s claim that he had no idea the wrestling team doctor was molesting athletes, serial groper Donald Trump came forward to defend him saying ““Jim Jordan is one of the most outstanding people I’ve met since I’ve been in Washington.”

Via Reuters: 

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he did not believe allegations by several former wrestlers at Ohio State University coached by Republican Representative Jim Jordan that he was aware the team doctor was molesting them.

“Jim Jordan is one of the most outstanding people I’ve met since I’ve been in Washington. I believe him 100 percent,” Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One while traveling to Montana.

Shawn Dailey, the fourth Ohio State wrestler to come forward said he was groped half a dozen times by Dr. Richard Strauss in the mid-1990s, when Jordan was the assistant wrestling coach. Dailey said he was too embarrassed to report the abuse directly to Jordan at the time, but he said Jordan took part in conversations where Strauss’ abuse of many other team members came up.

“I participated with Jimmy and the other wrestlers in locker-room talk about Strauss. We all did,” Dailey, 43, told NBC News, referring to Jordan. “It was very common knowledge in the locker room that if you went to Dr. Strauss for anything, you would have to pull your pants down”

Does anyone know has Democrat Kirstin Gillibrand has called for Jordan’s resignation? Or does she only eat her own party?

UPDATE:  5th Witness — Former UFC Champion — Comes Forward

Former UFC Champion Mark Coleman, says, “There’s no way unless he’s (Jordan) got dementia or something that he’s got no recollection of what was going on at Ohio State.”

Ivanka Trump Donates $50,000 to Texas Anti-gay Megachurch

Ivanka Trump Donates $50,000 to Texas Anti-gay Megachurch

Ivanka Trump has donated $50,000 to the  Prestonwood Baptist Church an anti-lgbt, megachurch in Texas, run by Pastor Jack Graham 

Graham, who serves as a member of Donald Trump’s Religious Advisory Council, has a long history of anti-gay bigotry.

In 2014, he worked to repeal a non-discrimination ordinance in Texas. A year later, in 2015, he attacked the Supreme Court over marriage equality, calling it a “disaster in our beloved nation.”

“This is an old fight dating back to the Garden of Eden when Satan seduced the first family with lies and deception,” Graham wrote. “The same lies are in play today.”

“The biblical design of marriage is clear: a man and a woman living and loving together in a monogamous relationship in the image of God.”

From the Prestonwood website:

The emotions associated with same sex attraction and gender identity confusion are both real and complex.  Many individuals desperately wish they could free themselves from feelings and desires that can make them feel abnormal or even shame.  Unfortunately, extending hope in such situations has become difficult, because those with a political agenda label those who affirm God’s design for human sexuality “bigots” or “homophobic”.

Prestonwood also links itself to the Restored Hope Network a clearing house for LGBT reparation therapy resources.

CBN  a “pro Christian” propaganda site reports that the donation was marked “for the Dallas, Texas church’s efforts to care for migrants”–the very migrants her father is currently holding in makeshift concentration camps and separating from their families.

California GOP Rep. Dana Rohrabacher Says It's Okay To Refuse To Sell Houses To Gay People

California GOP Rep. Dana Rohrabacher Says It’s Okay To Refuse To Sell Houses To Gay People

Republican (of course) Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California is facing criticism and has lost an endorsement from a Realtors group for saying that people should be able to refuse to sell their homes to gay people.

Thursday that Rohrabacher, who is up for re-election this year, expressed that view during a meeting with a group of Realtors last week in Washington.   Rohrabacher said during the meeting, “Every homeowner should be able to make a decision not to sell their home to someone (if) they don’t agree with their lifestyle.”

Ken Grubbs, a spokesman for Rohrabacher’s congressional office, confirmed that Rohrabacher had made the comments reported in the paper.

Wayne Woodyard, who is a member of the National Association of Realtors said the congressman said during the meeting that he would not support legislation protecting LGBT individuals from housing discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation under the Fair Housing Act.

“I told the congressman that we need to add federal protections for the LGBTQ community as the final piece of the Fair Housing Act,” Woodyard said, describing the meeting, “and the minute I stopped speaking, he said, ‘I just will not support that.’ 

The National Association of Realtors has since rescinded its support of Rohrabacher and has released the following statements.

“After reviewing all new, relevant information, it was determined that Representative Rohrabacher will no longer receive support from NAR’s President’s Circle,” said the association’s president, Elizabeth Mendenhall, “Making this decision was the right thing for NAR to do; the association’s member Code of Ethics is far ahead of Congress on gender identity and sexual orientation discrimination. We certainly hope that Congress will follow the lead set at our recent legislative meetings and support the elimination of housing discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.”

Democrats Introduce Bill To Amend the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to Protect LGBT Americans

Democrats Introduce Bill To Amend the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to Protect LGBT Americans

Senate Democrats introduced a bill Tuesday that would amend the 25-year-old Religious Freedom Restoration Act to prevent the law from being used to justify discrimination against people, including gay, lesbian and transgender citizens.

Though it is unlikely to pass in the Republican-controlled Congress, the Democrats’ bill, called the Do No Harm Act, shows the party’s stance toward a thorny question in the hands of the Supreme Court — how to choose when both LGBT people and conservative Christians feel their civil rights are at risk.

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, commonly referred to as RFRA was enacted in 1993. Initially, it was usually referenced in cases involving practitioners of minority religions, such as Sikhs and Muslims seeking the right to wear their religious headgear in their driver’s license photos. But in recent years, it has become a favorite law among conservative Christians, who try to use it toi “protect” their “religious rights” discriminate against the GLBT community.

The Supreme Court is considering the case of a Christian cake baker, who says he should have the religious freedom to refuse to make a cake for a gay wedding. (Florists, photographers and an Indiana pizza shop have made similar claims.)

The Democrats’ bill would amend RFRA to say that it does not protect the religious liberty of one person when the civil rights of another would be impinged. “While our country was founded on the value of religious liberty, that freedom cannot come at the expense of others’ civil rights,” Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, said in a statement.

The sponsors of the Senate bill include Hirono and Sens. Tammy Baldwin (Wis.), Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), Kamala D. Harris (Calif.), Patrick J. Leahy (Vt.), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Edward J. Markey (Mass.), Jeff Merkley (Ore.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.) and Ron Wyden (Ore.).

The bill would add text to the 1993 law specifying that RFRA cannot counteract civil rights laws, employment law, protections against child abuse or access to health care.