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Trump Continues Attacks On LGBT’s, Appoints Vicious Homophobe Sam Brownback as Religious Freedom Ambassador

In another move of the Trump administration’s coordinated attack on the LGBT community. Sam Brownback, the vehemently anti-gay and beleaguered governor of Kansas whose aggressively conservative fiscal polices and anti-lgbt rhetoric have turned many in Washington against him, will be nominated to serve as ambassador at large for international religious freedom, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday.

 On Twitter, Mr. Brownback wrote on Wednesday: “Religious Freedom is the first freedom. The choice of what you do with your own soul. I am honored to serve such an important cause.”

 In the ambassadorship, Mr. Brownback would lead the Office of International Religious Freedom, which is under the umbrella of the State Department and charged with promoting religious freedom as a foreign policy objective.

 Brownback will leave Kansas at a time of uncertainty over funding for public education.

 “He leaves behind a legacy of failed leadership,” said State Representative Melissa Rooker, a moderate Republican who has frequently opposed Mr. Brownback’s policies.

 In 2015 Brownback rescinded rules in Kansas that had protected state workers from discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.  In 2016 Brownback also signed into law an anti-gay “religious liberty” bill SB 175 on that is tantamount to a legislative attack on LGBT college students and issued an unnecessary and insulting executive order in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision that made same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. “protecting”  clergy from being from performing or recognizing gay marriages.

Representative Jim Ward, the Democratic leader in the Kansas House, said he was “not surprised” to hear of the appointment, which has been rumored in Topeka for months.

“I’m not going to miss him,” Mr. Ward said. “He has left a state in carnage and destruction.”

 

#ItsNotOver – Kansas GOP Governor Brownback Rescinds Executive Order Of LGBT Protections

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Kansas Republican Gov. Sam Brownback rescinded an executive order Tuesday issued during the Sebelius administration that offered protections to state employees based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, a Democrat, signed the order in 2007 prohibiting most state employees from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

Brownback issued a new executive order cancelling Sebelius’ order.

“This Executive Order ensures that state employees enjoy the same civil rights as all Kansans without creating additional ‘protected classes’ as the previous order did,” Brownback said in a statement.

“Any such expansion of ‘protected classes’ should be done by the legislature and not through unilateral action. The order also reaffirms our commitment to hiring, mentoring and recognizing veterans and individuals with disabilities.”

A protest has been set for noon Saturday on  the south lawn of the Capitol, hoping to send a message that Kansans “won’t tolerate this intolerance,” said Equality House member Davis Hammet

Brownshirtback in the past when he was a Senator voted  NO on adding sexual orientation to the definition of hate crimes and has fought tooth and nail against hate crimes legislation saying “This is something we have got to fight against, that somehow that the thought is what the crime is, and that being moved into an agenda not allowing people to speak their beliefs about homosexuality.”

#ItsNotOver

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