“The suspect in a mass shooting at LGBTQ bar Club Q in Colorado Springs, Colorado, that left five people dead accepted a plea deal Monday. Anderson Lee Aldrich has pleaded guilty to five counts of murder in the first degree, 46 counts of attempted murder in the first degree.
Aldrich will receive five consecutive life sentences without the possibility for parole on the murder charges, according to Judge Michael McHenry. Alrich will also receive 46 consecutive 48-year sentences for the attempted murder counts followed by mandatory periods of parole, according to the judge.”
Guess what? NOT A DRAG QUEEN, TRANS PERSON, QUEER+, or LGB person. Just a CHRISTIAN!
A former financial director of a Colorado church has been charged with stealing over $340,000 from the church to purchase several items for personal use, such as adult sex toys.
According to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, Sara Ann Mock-Butler turned herself into El Paso County Jail on May 31 to answer for charges related to her time as financial director of Pikes Peak Christian Church (PPCC) in Colorado Springs.
Deputies from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office received a report on Oct. 24, 2022, that Mock-Butler committed fraud and theft during her time as the church’s financial director. For roughly six months, detectives from the Office Investigations Division investigated “financial documents and correlating evidence in the case.”
“They started telling me about the incident, a shooting… And then I go on to find out it’s a gay bar. I got scared, ‘Shit, is he gay?’ And he’s not gay, so I said, phew… I am a conservative Republican.”
So he basically admitted on tv that he groomed his son to become a mass shooter. Charge him as an accessory
The Colorado shooter’s dad: “I praised him for violent behavior really early. I told him it works… You’ll get immediate results.”
He then went on to praise the Colorado shooter’s grandpa, a MAGA Republican politician named Randy Voepel who supported the January 6 insurrection. pic.twitter.com/LAxevQwKDF
Bob Enyart an infamous anti-gay “Christian Pastor” and radio/cable host and COVIDIOT who during radio preaching career for reading obituaries from people who died of AIDS while playing the Queen song “Another One Bites the Dust” has died of Covid-19.
Enyart’s dearth was made by his ironically named “Real Science Radio” co-host Fred Williams co-host, the FriendlyAtheist reported.
Enyart refused to get a COVID vaccine, and he pushed the false conspiracy theory that researchers “tested these three products [vaccines] on the cells of aborted babies.” Testing vaccines on anything dead wouldn’t work because there would be no blood to deliver the vaccine to the system.”
Dan Savage tweeted that “teared up” at the news of Enyart’s death:
My friends who died of AIDS were mocked and condemned by this asshole and others like him. Each and every one of my dead friends would’ve been first in line to get vaccinated against HIV to protect themselves and others. AND OTHERS. Not just themselves. And this guy couldn’t be bothered to get vaccinated against COVID even to protect himself. He encouraged others to put themselves at risk. To put others at risk. He was the moral equivalent of some as*hole poking holes in condoms in 1986.”
Michael Dean Drewer is a 61 year old man from Loveland, Colorado was seen driving with “OPEN OUR GYMS F**GOT” written on the back of his truck to support a Reopen Colorado protest directed at Colorado’s (gay) governor Jared Polis on Sunday. pic.twitter.com/fJMQeZ5kKJ
— Colorado Springs Anti-Fascists (@COSAntiFascists) May 19, 2020
Is it a surprise to anyone that Drewer is pictured wearing a confederate flag shirt?
*NOTE: The dogs face in the above tweet has been blurred to protect the innocent.
Months after winning a Supreme Court case over his refusal to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple Jack Phillips, in concert with designated hate group Alliance Defending Freedom once again is trying to push anti-LGBT discrimination under the guise of so-called religious freedom,”
Autumn Scardina tried to order a cake from Phillips’ Masterpiece Cakeshop in June 2017 with a pink interior and blue exterior to celebrate the anniversary of her coming out as a transgender woman. Phillips refused to make the cake, saying “it would have celebrated messages contrary to his religious belief that sex ― the status of being male or female ― is given by God, is biologically determined.”
Phillips, was then ordered by the state Civil Rights Commission into mediation with the trans customer for whom he had refused to bake a cake, and is now suing Colorado officials in federal court claiming they violated his rights to freedom of speech and religion.
“Colorado has renewed its war against him by embarking on another attempt to prosecute him,” the lawsuit alleges.
Phillips lawsuit argues, that the Supreme Court ruling allows him to decline customers for religious reasons. The court, however, did not address whether religious objectors to same-sex relationships can avoid anti-discrimination laws under the guise of “religious freedom” to refuse to serve to LGBT customers.
“The state of Colorado is ignoring the message of the U.S. Supreme Court by continuing to single out Jack for punishment and to exhibit hostility toward his religious beliefs,” said Kristen Waggoner, an attorney of the anti-LGBT hate group Alliance Defending Freedom, which is representing Phillips.
A representative for the Colorado Civil Rights Commission said that the commission could not comment on pending or active litigation and, by law, could not verify or disclose the existence of charges detailed by Phillips.
The U.S. Supreme Court has set Dec. 5 as the day for oral arguments on whether a Colorado baker has a First Amendment right to refuse to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples over religious objections.
The high court announced Friday the case, known as Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, will be the first of two arguments on that day.
Consideration of the case will mark the return of the U.S. Supreme Court to the issue of LGBT rights in the first major way since its milestone 2015 decision in favor of marriage equality nationwide.
One thing must be remembered. This is about a business. The bakery. NOT the baker himself.
David Mullins and Charlie Craig visited Masterpiece Cakeshop in July 2012, with Craig’s mother, to order a cake for their upcoming wedding reception. Jack Phillips informed them that because of his religious beliefs the store’s policy was to deny service to customers who wished to order baked goods to celebrate a same-sex couple’s wedding despite the fact that Colorado state law prohibits public accommodation from refusing service based on factors such as race, sex, marital status or sexual orientation.
22-year-old Conor Kennedy, the grandson of Robert F Kennedy Jr, was arrested after an altercation at the Bootsy Bellows nightclub in Aspen, Colorado after leaping to the defense of a gay friend who was being harassed in a bar.
According to the Aspen Times, the fight started when a group of men hurled a homophobic slurs at a gay friend of Kennedy’s.
Kennedy, a Harvard rugby player, asked the men to apologize, but the altercation turned physical and a fight broke out.
He was arrested and has been charged with disorderly conduct.
His father Robert F Kennedy Jr confirmed the incident, telling the Aspen Times he was proud of his son for defending his friend.
RFK Jr. said: “Conor has always reacted against bullying. I’m happy he stood up for his friend.
A further statement from Kennedy’s reps released a statement saying that “Multiple witnesses to the incident have reported that two men assaulted Conor Kennedy after he rebuked them for directing a homophobic slur and threats to his close friend.”
“They also report that Mr. Kennedy was cooperative, compliant and respectful toward the police from the moment they arrived on the scene.
“Mr. Kennedy looks forward to a full airing of the incident.”
Police say they are “following up” on Kennedy’s allegations of homophobia relating to the incident
Conor Kennedy is the grandson of late New York Senator Robert F Kennedy, and the great nephew of John F Kennedy.
In today’s “Beating A Dead Horse” department comes news that bigoted Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips of Colorado who wants the Supreme Court to hear his case after a lower court ruled he could not cite his religious beliefs to refuse service to a same-sex couple looking to purchase a wedding cake.
Phillips declined to make a cake for Charlie Craig and David Mullins in 2012 saying that baking the wedding cake would violate his “faith”. Both Colorado’s Civil Rights Commission and the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled he discriminated against the couple and ordered him to change his store policy against making cakes for gay weddings. And despite the fact that last week the Colorado Supreme Court decided against hearing the case Phillips’ attorney filed a petition for a writ of certiorari, asking the Supreme Court of the United States to hear the case.
No one—not Jack or anyone else—should be forced by the government to further a message that they cannot in good conscience promote,” said right-wing, anti-LGBT law group Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), Senior Counsel Jeremy Tedesco in a statement. “We are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to ensure that government understands that its duty is to protect the people’s freedom to follow their beliefs personally and professionally, not force them to violate those beliefs as the price of earning a living.”
Via press release from Alliance Defending Freedom:
A Lakewood, Colorado, cake artist who declined to use his artistic talents to create a wedding cake celebrating a same-sex ceremony asked the nation’s highest court Friday to take his case and rule that the government cannot force him to communicate a message with which he fundamentally disagrees.
Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys have filed the petition because the Colorado Supreme Court declined in April to take the case after the state’s Court of Appeals affirmed a Colorado Civil Rights Commission decision from May 2014. That decision ordered Jack Phillips and his staff at Masterpiece Cakeshop to create cakes for same-sex celebrations. The decision also ordered Phillips to comply with Colorado’s Anti-Discrimination Act by re-educating his staff and filing quarterly “compliance” reports for two years.
“No one—not Jack or anyone else—should be forced by the government to further a message that they cannot in good conscience promote,” said ADF Senior Counsel Jeremy Tedesco. “And that’s what this case is about. Jack, who has happily served people of all backgrounds for years, simply exercised the long-cherished American freedom to decline to use his artistic talents to promote a message and event with which he fundamentally disagrees. We are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to ensure that government understands that its duty is to protect the people’s freedom to follow their beliefs personally and professionally, not force them to violate those beliefs as the price of earning a living.”
In a guest piece for the Post, the baker explained “same-sex unions are not an idea I can help celebrate.”
“The message I would be supporting with my talents is not a message I agree with or can pour myself into communicating effectively,” he wrote. “It’s not about selling cookies or cupcakes; it’s about investing some part of my creative soul into communicating an idea my heart rejects.”
Mark Silverstein, legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado, told the Denver Post they intend to file a response to the baker’s petition.
“As we’ve argued and the courts have consistently and correctly ruled in this case, everyone has a right to their religious beliefs,” he explained. “But business owners cannot rely on those beliefs as an excuse to discriminate against prospective customers.”
Trying to look scruffy and butch even though we all know he’s a little BITCH. KKK-affiliated hate group leader Tony Perkins once again appeared on Fox News last night (one of the few networks that will still host him) to disavow claims that violent anti-abortion rhetoric on the right spurred Christian terrorist Robert “No More Baby Parts” Dear murder rampage at a Colorado Planned Parenthood Center last week. And to deflect once again Perkins blamed the Southern Poverty Law Center which rightfully labeled his Family Research Council a hate group for the 2012 shooting at FRC headquarters that killed no one.
Only Tony Perkins could blame the victims and their supporters for the shooting.