Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Stephen Colbert nails Jeff Sessions' 'religious liberty' task force with 'Ghostbusters' parody

 I understand how comedy and poking fun at inane things helps people cope. That being said, I think this is mildly amusing. It should have been a little bit longer.

However, I don't consider what Jeff Sessions and the religious right are doing to be comical in the least. And expect me to raise some serious ass-toasting hell in the future, particularly if this task force steps out of line.  And I am betting that it will.

'GOP anti-LGBTQ adoption amendment could endanger LGBTQ foster children' & other Wed midday news briefs

Republican adoption amendment would hurt LGBTQ foster youth, advocates say - Once more for the folks in the back. Not only is the amendment an affront to gay taxpayers, but it puts LGBTQ foster children at risk. But I guess the religious right and their allies want to erase them too: 

 According to a recent report, California would risk losing nearly $250 million and New Jersey would lose over $25 million. In total, the amendment could cut more than $1.04 billion to state child welfare budgets. Warbelow also claimed the amendment would allow for a greater number of religiously affiliated agencies to subject LGBTQ foster youth to so-called gay conversion therapy. This medically discredited practice, which seeks to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity, is currently banned in 14 states and the District of Columbia, according to Movement Advancement Project, an LGBTQ think tank. 

Hate groups are behind Jeff Sessions’ new ‘religious liberty’ task force - Let's look at the groups specifically behind Jeff Sessions' nasty task force.

Family Research Council already weaponizing Jeff Sessions' 'religious liberty' task force to target SPLC - Post from last night. Targeting the SPLC and probably other groups who oppose them. Luckily, insignificant folks like are immune (they aren't completely bright, are they?) 

Senate Dems Introduce Bill To Include Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity On Census - Damn right. 

Hans How: The Malaysian Gay Man Fighting for His Life, and Many Other LGBT Asylum Seekers - Kudos to a brave man.