This man is from my state and when I heard he got shot, I didn’t care. Still don’t care that his life was on the line. It’s just like him and all the rest of the scum representing this state to not truly appreciate the life of someone who sacrificed theirs for his. He makes me sick and very unhappy to be from the same state. That’s what all GOP assholes are like. They’d speak against a gay man or lesbian even if that person saved their lives.
Four months ago, Republican congressman Steve Scalise had his life saved by a heroic lesbian police officer.
Now, the House Majority Whip is set to speak on stage at a virulently homophobic hate group which has questioned if gay people should be executed.
Maybe I should sign up to do this. They do stipulate that the “random contractor” doesn’t have to live in the county. They don’t stipulate that the contractor has to live in Texas.
Last Wednesday, the Texas Senate approved a bill that would allow religious clerks to opt out of issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The measure now goes to the Republican-dominated House, where it stands a good chance of passing. For the most part, the Texas bill mirrors other Republican proposals designed to let religious clerks refuse to recognize the validity of same-sex marriages. But it has one fascinating addition: The measure allows county courts to hire random people to issue same-sex marriage licenses so that anti-gay clerks don’t have to.
FINALLY some good news!!! The hate-fueled governor Pat McCrory is O-U-T. No, not out of the closet, out of office. And now there’s a new governor in town, Roy Cooper, who is a Democrat. Hopefully the horrendous bathroom bill that has plagued the state will be eliminated. Of course the loser can’t seem to comprehend that the people of NC don’t want him anymore.
The North Carolina State Board of Elections on Monday night dismissed the bulk of Republican Gov. Pat McCrory’s ballot challenges in the disputed governor’s race. Their ruling, along with a vote difference of more than 9,000 votes for Democratic challenger Roy Cooper, means North Carolina’s race is essentially over and the state’s attorney general will succeed its controversial governor.
“After tonight’s State Board of Elections decision, it is clear that most aspects of the 2016 election are ready to be concluded,” said North Carolina GOP Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse in a statement Monday night. “We thank election officials across the state for their dedication to our system, and for their best efforts to ensure an accurate count of the votes.”
It’s been a rollercoaster week for me and I’m sure you feel the same. I’ve alternated between being scared for my own personal future as a Lesbian and as a woman, but also for this country. And wanting to do the right thing of trying to understand the other side. I hate living in a country so divided like this. Especially when I have friends who are on the opposite side of the chasm.
I am terrified that this will become a country like North Korea, cut off from the world and run by extreme Christians whose leader has probably never set foot in a church. A country so full of hate that LGBT are shot on site. A country so full of hate that women become the chattel we once were so long ago. I have friends in other countries that I would like to continue to communicate with and I fear that might come to an end. I am afraid that any country that pisses this president elect off in the slightest way, he’ll bomb into non-existence. That’s no way to handle things.
Yet I hear all of those who say that the reason we are in the situation we’ve found ourselves in is because we don’t talk to one another. So I sit in contemplative silence trying to find the means to start bridging the gap. I cannot begin to figure out how to unravel the hate. Christian Conservatives claim to follow the bible and while I haven’t opened one in a while, I’m pretty sure that there are plenty of verses in there about helping others. On a whim I have searched for a few…
- Matthew 5:42
- John 15:12
- Matthew 25:35-40
- James 2:14-17
- 1 John 3:17
- 1 John 4:19-20
- Philippians 2:4
And in each of these instances, there is no foot note or asterisk leading you to a note at the bottom of the page in tiny print that reads, “If you disagree with this, it’s okay, you’re still a part of the team.”
How does love conquer hate? How do I find hope again? I wish I had answers.
Racism is still alive and well among the Republicans. And we’re all too aware already of their hatred of LGBT people.
During a Republican district convention in the suburban Twin Cities last month, Ali Jimenez-Hopper helped seal her endorsement as a state House candidate with a speech that attacked her Democratic opponent on the basis of her sexual orientation and race.
Referring to Erin Maye Quade, a staffer for Keith Ellison who has a black dad and is married to a woman, Jimenez-Hopper said “she is really far left [in] her values.”
“She brings up that she is half black and she uses that as a strength. She brings up that she is in support of LGBT and that lifestyle and puts out pictures on Twitter of her and her wife,” Jimenez-Hopper continued. “I believe in the traditional marriage in the sense that it’s between a husband and wife and God and that family is important. We need to have these values so we can go forth and think about your community.”
I have to say I agree with the trans community. Miss Jenner is utterly clueless about what she’s doing. I think she’s been blinded by fame and it’s made her ignorant.
Caitlyn Jenner has been testing the patience of the LGBT community ever since she came out—as a Republican. But now, she really might have done of it. In an interview with “The Advocate,” the athlete turned bafflingly famous person voiced her support for Senator Ted Cruz, saying she’d like to be his “trans ambassador.”
Reactions from the community were swift and damning. “Is Jenner a terrible trans advocate, or the worst trans advocate?” a Reddit post asks. One of the over 100 replies to that post said Jenner’s doing it for her own reputation, “even if it means throwing the rest of us under the bus.”
Virginia: Home of the Largest Population of Pedophiles in the USA!!
Republican lawmakers in the state of Virginia seem intent on one-upping Indiana in their quests to publicly shame trans people.
Earlier this week, lawmakers in the Hoosier State introduced a bill that would fine transgender adults $5000–yes, $5,000–for using public restrooms. Now, lawmakers in Virginia want to create a similar law that applies to trans children.
House Bill 663 was filed with the Virginia state legislature earlier this week by Republican Del. Mark Cole. The bill seeks to prohibit elementary and high school students who identify as trans from using the restrooms or locker rooms that don’t match their “anatomical sex.”
According to the bill, a student’s “anatomical sex” is “the physical condition of being male or female, which is determined by a person’s anatomy.”
Oh I love this guy!! I also love the first comment on the article: “It’s not that he can’t answer is that he won’t. Doing so with any honesty or integrity would force him to examine his own bigotry too much, so that question will always remain unaswered by him.”
Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson was left speechless after an activist took him to task over his controversial stance on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
The awkward incident took place at a Jan. 4 town hall meeting in New York, The Washington Post reported. Carson was greeting supporters and posing for photographs at Staten Island’s Hilton Garden Hotel Inn when the activist, who was wearing a T-shirt of a local LGBT community center, asked him, “Do you think I chose to be gay?”
Who cares if he has the authority? Let him make the change so that idiot woman and all of her worshippers can feel better about themselves. Anything to shut the bitch up – and anyone else like her.
Just weeks after winning his election, Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin fulfilled a campaign promise on Tuesday to accommodate county clerks who hold a religious objection to same-sex couples marrying — a cause elevated to national attention by Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis.
But critics said Bevin has overstepped his authority as governor.
At the heart of the dispute is Davis, who was sued in federal court for refusing to issue marriage licenses after the Supreme Court’s ruling for marriage equality. Davis contended that issuing licenses to same-sex couples violated her religious freedom, because Kentucky state law mandates that the name of elected county clerks appear on the licenses — which Davis argued was a form of endorsement of those marriages.
So now we’re going to condone child molestation??!! What the fuck is wrong with this country?? Why are people like this pervert being voted into office??!! Makes me want to puke.
South Dakota legislator Roger Hunt (R) offered legislation that could require examination of a transgender athlete’s genitals before competing in high school sports. Hunt has stated that he believes gender begins at conception and that only birth certificates and visual inspections should be used to determine a student’s gender identity.
When speaking about trans students being allowed to compete in high school sports, Hunt said, according to the Rapid City Journal, “This is South Dakota. We haven’t adopted the East Coast culture. We haven’t adopted the West Coast culture. We maintain our own culture.”