Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Trump's religious liberty commission pick ran this comically bad anti-gay ad in 2012

Last week, it was announced that two prominent anti-LGBTQ activists, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins and Gary Bauer, were picked to be members of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Naturally the news caused a good deal of anger because of both men's long history of denigrating the LGBTQ community via lies and junk science.

 However much of the attention was given to Perkins (who was chosen by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell), while Bauer (picked by Trump) pretty much flew under the radar. I posted something about Bauer's attempt to undermine fighting the AIDS crisis when he worked in the Reagan Administration, but the newest item is a bit more current and captures Bauer's repulsive essence.

'Gay teen reported being bullied. Told she was going to hell' & other Wed midday news briefs

Gay teen says she went to school resource officer after getting bullied — and he told her she’s going to hell - Oh no! Now see, we need to get to the bottom of this shyte right here!

Connecticut Lawmakers Push Back Against Trump’s Attack on Transgender Inmates - First recruiting potential gay parents to adopt and now this. Go ahead, Connecticut!

Gavin Grimm won: Court says schools can’t discriminate against trans students - One more time for the chilluns in the back!

Caitlyn Jenner wouldn’t vote for Trump again, says she can ‘handle’ Pence - girlfriend, you are STILL being naive.