Louisiana House Bill 837 by Republican Haughton Rep. Dodie Horton would prohibit discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through eighth grades or teachers discussing their own sexual identity through the 12th grade. “Unfortunately, some teachers are interjecting their own lifestyle choices into the classroom,” Horton said. “(The bill) defines the line that has recently been blurred by some teachers to share their personal sexual identity and gender preferences with our children.”
Members of the House Education Committee voted 7-4 to keep the bill from advancing.
Coming Soon to the GOP Children’s Book Club:Dodie Horton Hears a Homo. by Dr. Allen Sues.
Conservative lawmakers in 16 mostly red states across America are considering new legislation that would bar teachers from “introducing concepts of sexual orientation or gender identity to young students”, imitating a new Florida law that opponents have dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” Law.
“Battles over sex education in schools have been a constant front in the culture wars that have raged between liberals and conservatives for decades” aid Aaron Ridings, chief of staff and deputy executive director for public policy and research at GLSEN. ““There’s a chilling effect from all of these bills on people who are LGBT”
Oh those crazy (and I mean fucking insane) KKK-ristians!
Pastor Rex Cornwell, of the Bossier Church of Christ in Bossier, Louisiana showed his loving KKK-ristan nature when he put up a handmade anti-LGBT sign on his front lawn. Why did he put up such a hateful sign? He learned that his neighbors – two women he’d previously been friendly with when he thought they were just roommates – were actually a married, same-sex lesbian couple.
The sign features a hand painted rainbow flag with a ‘Stop’/’No entry’ sign overlaying it, along with the wording: “God forbids homosexuality, so should we.”
Lynda Slimer one of the women involved posted to Facebook page after seeing the sign for the first time:
“This is the sign that my wife and I and our 2 daughters came home to today. This is a sign filled with hate and biblical mistranslations that is meant to make my family and I scared and uncomfortable in our own home.
This is the sign we come home to in the yard of the Pastor who lives across from us, whose church website states “Everyone is welcome”. We’ve lived here a year, I’ve baked them cookies, invited them into our home and introduced them to our family.
They have waved to us as they come and go and we have talked about the weather. They’ve told us if we ever need anything to just come knock on their door. All thrown out the window because they realized that we are wives and not roommates. This is not a representation of God. Jesus would not do this.”
After reading Lynda’s Facebook post other neighbors and members of the community held an impromptu peaceful protest in front of Pastor Cornwell’s house. Two dozen people showed up and held up rainbow signs saying ‘Love is Love’, ‘Love Thy Neighbor’ and other messages.
“Homosexuality is condemned. It’s an anathema that means something horrible. We’re just simply taking a stand against the homosexual movement as well as other kinds of sins. So what we do is we’re going to pray for them. We’ll show them the kind of love that Jesus showed, but we can’t back down either. So we have a responsibility to stand up [for] the word of God.”
Shortly after the report on KLFY News Pastor Cornwell put up a second sign on the lawn in front of his house that says ‘Smile at the camera’, put there to dissuade REAL Christians from taking down his hateful sign.
Leaders of the Louisiana chapter of the KKK are distributing fliers urging members and people who want to join their heinous group to slaughter gay people in an effort to “Save our land, Join the Klan, White power!”
The flyers were found by residents in neighboring Bessemer, Alabama and were placed on their driveways and lawns.
“Stop AIDS: Support Gay Bashing,” one of the flyers read. “Homosexual men and their sexual acts are disgusting and inhuman.”
“Our race is our nation,” reads another.
The fliers are signed “The Loyal White Knights of the KKK” and include a website address and phone number of the Ku Klux Klan Louisiana Chapter call for those interested in joining the hate.
Bessemer Deputy Police Chief Mike Roper told AL.com the flyers were “very offensive”..
Gov. John Bel Edwards is suing Attorney General Jeff Landry for blocking state legal contracts over language meant to protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination in the workplace.
Edwards filed the lawsuit in a Baton Rouge state court Friday (Sept. 30), following a meeting with Landry in which the two officials were unable to reach agreement on whether state contracts should include language that protects LGBT workers.
“He basically told me that if I wanted him to approve those contracts that I would have to sue him,” Edwards said at a Friday press conference. “So I’m obliging him on that.”
Landry has rejected at least three dozen legal contracts for a variety of state government agencies because they include language preventing discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. “I believe he is on the wrong side of the law and the wrong side of history,” Edwards said.
The contracts affect legal issues surrounding the state’s ports, potential medical malpractice awards for patients and oversight of state bonds, among others. “It’s becoming a real problem because we have to move forward,” Edwards said.
The governor issued an executive order last spring requiring language be included in all state contracts to protect LGBT people from firing and harrassment. Similar language preventing discrimination based on race, religious creed and political affiliation is also included in all contracts.
Edwards believes he has the authority to require such nondiscrimination language in state contracts as the chief executive officer of the state. Two previous governors, Kathleen Blanco and Edwin Edwards, had issued similar executive orders protecting gay people.
Landry said he was rejecting the contracts because the state Legislature had declined several times to pass laws extending those protections to lesbian and gay people. The attorney general said he is protecting the will of the Legislature in rejecting contracts with LGBT protections.
When Landry was a member of the US House from 2007 – 2012 he joined the Tea Party caucus and backed every wingnut policy imaginable.
And this is why it’s important to elect Democrats because there obviously IS a difference.
Louisiana Republican Mike Yenni is “the President of Jefferson Parish and happily married with one daughter.” Allegedly he’s also a major closet case who has been sending some sex- texts to a teen boy he met at a Catholic high school function while on the campaign trail last year.
40-year-old Yenni and the teen, who was 17 at the time and whose name has not been released, were allegedly connected with each other by a mutual friend. The teen says he and Yenni, the former mayor of Kenner at the time, the city neighboring New Orleans, would talk on the phone and text one another regularly.
As Yenni and the teen’s relationship deepened, he says the politician would occasionally visit him at his job at a mall food court. Once, he says, they met in the mall bathroom where the teen says Yenni gave him a pair of designer underwear. Afterwards, they shared a kiss.
The texting continued, becoming more and more explicit as time progressed. In one of the texts, Yenni allegedly told the teen that he “wants him naked.” In another, he asked if he’s worn the underwear he gave him, then says he would like him to model it for him. And in a third, he said he wanted to perform a sex act on the teen that night.
The texts were provided to WWL-TV by the teen on the condition that they not be directly quoted. The station did verify that that the texts did indeed come from Yenni’s personal cell phone,.
The youth, who is openly gay and is now in college, said in an interview with WWL-TV that he wants to expose Yenni’s behavior because he finds it disturbing.
The boy says the texts started to make him uneasy, particularly one that suggested they have a threesome with the mutual friend who initially connected them.
“He asked me to go with him to his house in Oxford (Mississippi). Also, the way he would describe the sexual things he wanted to do to me. And he asked me to be a secretary or assistant in his office; that way I could be with him and not be questioned.”
The age of consent in Louisiana is 17, so any sexual activity between Yenni and teen would not be illegal; however, the sexts may violate a federal law that bars the use of any telecommunications device to engage in “obscene” conversation with anyone under the age of 18.
The last thing someone posting as Rusty Houser posted on Facebook was in 2013, when he linked to an article called “A woman’s place in the church and the weak church elder.” He wrote, “The bible doesn’t ask me to like what it says, only to obey it. Death comes soon to the financially failing filth farm called the US.” He only had two things liked on Facebook, among them “I hate liberals!” In addition, a John Russell Houser from Phenix City, Alabama, is listed as a member of a group called the Tea Party Nation. However, KATC could not confirm if this John Russell Houser is one in the same with the shooter.
Local police are calling Houser a “drifter from Alabama” who had been living in a nearby hotel since early this month and is reported to have an “old” criminal history.
So why is Houser being referred to as a “troubled” gunman and not a terrorist?
Because he is a white American. And no doubt a republican heterosexual Christian at that.
“What we are seeing today in America is an all-out assault on religious liberty,” said Jindal, who called the executive order the “next best thing” to signing the bill.
HB 707, which would have blocked the government from penalizing companies and individuals because of the owner’s stance on same-sex marriage, was overwhelmingly defeated in the state house’s Civil Law and Procedure over fears that it legalized discrimination against LGBT people.
A joint statement from Equality Louisiana, an LGBT rights group, and Louisiana Progress Action, says the executive order will hurt the state’s economy. The statement also attributed the move to the governor’s presidential aspirations.
“It is shameful that Gov. Jindal has decided that abusing his executive power to accomplish the goals of House Bill 707, even after it was tabled indefinitely by our legislature today, is worth more effort than fixing our disastrous state budget. In his time in Iowa, he may have forgotten what everyday Louisianians value, but the testimony today against HB 707 should have reminded him. Discrimination is not a Louisiana value.
Louisiana tourism which generates over $807 million – state tax revenues generated by travel and tourism activities alone fears the loss of billions from an upcoming boycott of the state from the LGBT Community and its allies.
Louisiana Democratic Party Executive Director Stephen Handwerk issued the following statement about the executive order:
“Gov. Jindal’s stunt today once again underlines his disregard for Louisiana families, his disdain for the state legislature and his apparent contempt for the state’s tourism industry — the only segment of our economy his failed policies haven’t crippled. Louisiana taxpayers and businesses are once again being forced to foot the bill for Jindal’s vanity. It’s foolishness our families cannot afford.”
It seems that GOP House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), and FRC’s Tony Perkins has aot in common. Both hail from Louisianna, have ties to KKK leader David Duke, and both have been busted speaking at White Supremacist organization meetings.
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), the House majority whip, acknowledged Monday that he spoke at a gathering hosted by white nationalist leaders while serving as a state representative in 2002, thrusting a racial controversy into House Republican ranks days before the party assumes control of both congressional chambers. The 48-year-old Scalise, who ascended to the House GOP’s third-ranking post earlier this year, confirmed that he once appeared at a convention of the European-American Unity and Rights Organization. That organization, founded by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, has been called a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. “Beyond hosting a website, whitecivilrights.com, and staging an occasional conference, EURO is a paper tiger, serving primarily as a vehicle to publicize Duke’s writing and sell his books,” the SPLC writes on its Web site.
Surprise, surprise! Scalise was also was the lead author of Louisiana’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
Judge Edward Rubin of the 15th Judicial District Court in Louisiana ruled that state law prohibiting same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, violating the due process and equal protection clauses of 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution as well as the full faith and credit clause. The news comes weeks after District Judge Martin Feldman upheld the Louisiana Constitution’s ban on same-sex marriage in an error-riddled decision. Feldman’s decision was a sudden monkey wrench following 21 consecutive federal rulings against banning gay marriage, a previously unbroken streak since the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013.
The case, In Re Costanza and Brewer, was filed in 2013 on behalf of Angela Marie Costanza and Chastity Shanelle Brewer, who are raising their 10-year-old son in Lafayette. The case sought respect for Angela and Chastity’s marriage license; since Louisiana did not respect their marriage, one mother was not permitted to legally adopt her son.
Judge Rubin’s order today is a swift rebuttal and kick in the ass to Judge Martin Feldman.