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New Jersey GOP State Rep Introduces "Don't Say Gay" Bill

New Jersey GOP State Rep Introduces “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

New Jersey State Senator Edward Durr Jr., a Republican and former commercial truck driver and current homophobe has introduced a bill prohibiting kindergarten through sixth-grade teachers from engaging in classroom instruction related to sexual orientation or gender identity. Seventh- through twelfth-grade students may only be educated on either topic if consent is given by a parent or guardian.

Via The Hill:

“Any student whose parent or guardian does not provide prior written consent shall be excused from that portion of the course where such instruction is provided and no penalties as to credit or graduation shall result therefrom,” reads a portion of the bill introduced Monday. Under the bill, a parent or guardian may take legal action against their child’s school if their child has been taught about sexual orientation or gender identity without their consent. If a school district or employee “knowingly violates” the proposed law, the state Office of the Attorney General may seek an injunction.

GOP legislators in 16 other states this year have argued that lessons related to sexual orientation and gender identity don’t belong in the classroom and are “inappropriate”. They are using this as a wedge issue going into the midterms and as an opportunity to score political points with the Christofascist GOP all while trying to destroy what we have fought for and hold so dearly.

Our rights. OUR LIVES are being attacked.

STAND UP AND FIGHT BACK!

If you don’t those rights that get lost, will be yours.

Putin's Convoy, - STRIKE THAT - GOP Senators Meet With Zelensky

Putin’s Convoy, – STRIKE THAT – GOP Senators Meet With Zelensky

Via CNN:

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has welcomed to Kyiv a congressional delegation led by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Zelensky said on his Instagram account that the visit “is a strong signal of bipartisan support for Ukraine from the United States Congress and the American people.” He added: “Thank you for your leadership in helping us in our struggle not only for our country, but also for democratic values and freedoms. We really appreciate it.”

In other words: Zelenskyy met with a bunch of people who thought Trump trying to extort him wasn’t worth impeaching him over.

Other than Moscow Mitch, Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, John Barrasso of Wyoming and John Cornyn of Texas were also present.

I’m actually surprised Susan Collins could make it after that heinous chalking attack

Jan 6 Committee Subpoenas The 4 Horseman of the GOP Apocalypse: McCarthy, Brooks, Biggs, and Gym Jordan

Jan 6 Committee Subpoenas The 4 Horseman of the GOP Apocalypse: McCarthy, Brooks, Biggs, and Gym Jordan.

Via CNN:

The House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol is taking the extraordinary step of sending subpoenas to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and four other Republican lawmakers who have rejected the panel’s requests to voluntarily cooperate. Including: Reps., Mo Brooks of Alabama, Andy Biggs of Arizona, and (of course) Jim Jordan of Ohio

Democratic Chait of the Committee Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, said in a statement.:

“The Select Committee has learned that several of our colleagues have information relevant to our investigation into the attack on January 6th and the events leading up to it. Before we hold our hearings next month, we wished to provide members the opportunity to discuss these matters with the committee voluntarily. Regrettably, the individuals receiving subpoenas today have refused and we’re forced to take this step to help ensure the committee uncovers facts concerning January 6th. We urge our colleagues to comply with the law, do their patriotic duty, and cooperate with our investigation as hundreds of other witnesses have done.”

The committee has scheduled the depositions for the members of Congress for the end of May

GOP Senators Demand Television Rating Warnings For LGBT Characters

This program is rated GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

GOP Senators Roger Marshall, Mike Lee, Mike Braun, Steve Daines and Kevin Cramer signed and sent the letter to the TV Parental Guidelines Monitoring Board board’s chairman Charles Rivkin demanding an update its rating system to warn parents if a show contains an LGBT+ character. 

“In recent years, concerning topics of a sexual nature have become aggressively politicized and promoted in children’s programming, including irreversible and harmful experimental treatments for mental disorders like gender dysphoria,” the letter reads.  To this end, we strongly urge you to update the TV Parental Guidelines and ensure they are up-to-date on best practices that help inform parents on this disturbing content. This radical and sexual sensation not only harms children but also destabilizes and damages parental rights,” the letter continued. 

FOX NEWS ATLANTA

The TV ratings system was adopted in conjunction with the so-called V-chip, which is required in all TV sets built since 2000 and allows parents to block programming 

Disney Exec Responsible For "Don't Say Gay" Original Response Quits After 3 Months

Disney Exec Responsible For “Don’t Say Gay” Original Response Quits After 3 Months

A Disney executive who “allegedly” helped pen Disney’s original non-involvement public response to Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill, has decided to leave the company.

Via Inside The Magic:

“After three months in this new role, it has become clear to me that for a number of reasons it is not the right fit,” Morrell said in a letter to his team that CNBC has obtained. “After talking this over with [Disney CEO] Bob [Chapek], I have decided to leave the company to pursue other opportunities.

This change-up in leadership comes a few months after the revelation that Disney which had always been a strong LGBT ally had supported Florida’s controversial bill. Eventually, The Walt Disney Company issued a formal statement disavowing the bill after much blowback, but in the end it too late to fully save face thus facing backlash from both the LGBT community and the extreme right wing GOP/Q.

Disney is claims that it was Morrell who guided Disney and CEO Bob Chapek to publicly explain why it hadn’t taken a public stand on Florida’s controversial “Don’t Say Gay” legislation.

Morrell (a former BP executive) will be replaced by former President Biden appointee Kristina Schake who was hired earlier this month and will lead Disney’s communications efforts, reporting directly to Chapek. Schake will have “oversight for corporate and segment communications and continue to be our chief spokesperson,” Chapek said in a note to Disney staff.

Is Morell playing the patsy and falling on the sword for Bob Chapek? This we may never know.

What we do know is that Disney has a long way to go to make amends to the LGBT community because the passage and signing into law of Florida’s Don’t Say Gay Bill emboldened the GOP and the is just the start of a war against what rights we have been able to gain so far.

Be warned. More attacks are coming.

Village Idiot GOP Sen. Ron Johnson: The COVID Vaccine Might Give You AIDS.

Village Idiot GOP Sen. Ron Johnson: The COVID Vaccine Might Give You AIDS.

Republican idiot Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) suggested in a recent interview that Covid vaccines “may” give people AIDS. Johnson sat down with Todd Callender, whom the Wisconsin Examiner described as an “anti-vaccine attorney”.

Via Mediate:

Callender shared a wild theory with the senator: Covid shots are intentionally spreading HIV/AIDS to people who receive them. Callendar called the actions of the FDA “criminal,” and suggested action be taken against public health authorities. Johnson replied, “You’ve gotta do one step at a time, everything you say may be true, but right now the public [wrongly] views the vaccines as largely safe and effective, that vaccine injuries are rare and mild.”

This is not the first time Johnson, who is up for re-election this fall, has spread conspiracy theories about COVID-19 or connected the pandemic to AIDS. In December, on world AIDS day, Johnson said in an appearance on Fox News Host Brian Kilmeade’s radio show that Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, “overhyped” the AIDS crisis in the 1980s.

Congrats Ron for winning Most Hated Republican of the Day, surprisingly taking it from Samuel Alito.

It was tough but you did it. Scumbag.

Oklahoma GOP Introduces “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

Oklahoma GOP Introduces “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

Via Oklahoma City’s NBC News:

Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, has filed two floor bills to mirror Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law and to prevent minors from receiving gender dysphoria treatment. House Bill 1074 is modeled after Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Act, commonly referred to as the “Don’t Say Gay” law. The legislation would prohibit educators or other school personnel from teaching about sexual orientation or gender identity for grades kindergarten through fifth.

If it passes the legislative branch then there is no doubt that Oklahoma’s christofascist Governor will sign it into law.

At least 20 states have introduced “Don’t Say Gay” laws this year, which have made waves around the country. But in a handful of states, versions of the legislation have existed for decades. According to the Movement Advancement Project (MAP), which tracks LGBTQ+ policy throughout the country, 19 percent of the country lives in a state with an LGBTQ+ curriculum ban. Most are in states with laws that predate Florida’s and Alabama’s. Still, most Americans are largely unaware of the fact that Florida is not the first state to pass such a law, advocates said.

At least 20 states have introduced “Don’t Say Gay” laws this year

But why are our LGBT rights organizations not fighting back? Has the curtain finally been drawn to show exactly how useless they have been and are?

Do not depend on HRC, GLAAD, or The Task Force. Their folly has been exposed.

We are all going to have to fight in this if we don’t want to lose what precious ground we have earned. Are you ready?

Q - GOP Protests Continue At Disney World Over "Don't Say Gay"

GOP/Q Protests Continue At Disney World Over “Don’t Say Gay”

*REMINDER: Disney played both sides against the middle. The entire time the “Don’t Say Gay” law worked it’s way through Florida’s congress Disney’s CEO purposely did not involve the company despite the fact they call themselves “strong allies” to the LGBT community. When that was found out Disney encountered enormous pushback it was then. And only then did Disney come out against the law and now the Q/right wing is pushing back also.

Via Orlando’s ABC News affiliate:

“People came out Saturday to rally against Disney near one of the park’s entrances. Protesters said they are not happy with the company’s so-called political agenda. Channel 9 saw protesters holding signs calling Disney “groomers” and asking them to revoke Disney’s autonomy. The governor signed the controversial bill more than two weeks ago. It bans schools from discussing sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade. Disney has slammed it, saying it never should have passed and it’s the company’s goal to help repeal the law.

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#SMH - Mississippi Governor Declares Confederate Heritage Month

#SMH – Mississippi Governor Declares Confederate Heritage Month

Followed by Hitler Heritage Month next!

Via The Mississippi Free Press:

For the third year in a row, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is declaring the month of April as Confederate Heritage Month, keeping a tradition alive that his predecessors began 29 years ago. “April is the month when, in 1861, the American Civil War began between the Confederate and Union armies, reportedly the costliest and deadliest war ever fought on American soil,” the proclamation says. It notes that the last Monday of April is also Confederate Memorial Day in Mississippi.

Reeves appeared on Fox News on April 29, 2021, and claimed that “there is not systemic racism in America”

Karl Groves (he/him) on Twitter: "Found this historically accurate  Confederate Flag (alt: white surrender flag) http://t.co/54FCVimdWu" /  Twitter

#HaHa – Matt Gaetz Kicks Off Big Reelection Campaign To Crowds of 10’s

Matt Gaetz kicked off his reelection campaign on Saturday in Walnut Hill, Florida where a whopping crowd of less than 30 people showed up to hear him and Marjorie Taylor Greene speak.

 Northescambia.com reports: Walnut Hill is a small, unincorporated rural community that is almost as far as one can go to the northwest in Gaetz’s Northwest Florida district. Its population is but a tiny speck of the 800,000 or so people in Florida’s 1st Congressional District. It was his only stop Saturday in Escambia County and came after afternoon events in Crestview and Milton. Gaetz said he was proud to visit the far corner of the district to kick off his campaign even though, as he expected, the crowd was small.

Gaetz’s “adopted son” Nestor was not seen in the small group in attendance.