Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Family Research Council falsely accuses Hillary Clinton of encouraging death threats, assassinations

The Family Research Council falsely accuse Hillary Clinton of encouraging violence.

The minute I read that Hillary Clinton said something about today's political climate, I knew there would be trouble. I knew that whatever she said would be deliberately distorted. I didn't know that the Family Research Council would be the entity getting the "booby prize" for fearmongering.

First, let's recap. In a recent interview, Clinton said the following:

"You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about," Clinton said in an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour. "That's why I believe, if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and or the Senate, that's when civility can start again. But until then, the only thing that the Republicans seem to recognize and respect is strength."

That was it. That's the quote which is now being distorted to claim that Clinton is advocating mob violence. I kid you not. Due to the fact that the GOP really doesn't have a message for the voters in the upcoming midterm election and the simple fact that just mentioning her name creates all sorts of negative emotions with its base, party members and their operatives have distorted Clinton's statement to brand her as the Madame DeFarge of the midterms. The only thing they are missing in their accusations is claiming that Clinton is making a list of targets in her "knitting."

And as I mentioned earlier, if any one person or group was in the running for the grand prize of hysteria in that department, it would be anti-LGBTQ hate group the Family Research Council:

If you're looking for respect from the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton says you've come to the wrong place. In a damaging sit-down with CNN, the former First Lady didn't do the Left any favors when she insisted that liberals should only act decently when they're winning. (Something her interview may have just put on hold indefinitely.)

"You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about," Clinton said to the gasps of plenty in her own party. "That's why I believe, if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and/or the Senate, that's when civility can start again." But given what we've seen over the last two years I don't think the Left is even capable of civility at this point! We've seen leftists call for the assassination of the president, Brett Kavanaugh, and issued death threats to Senate Republicans. And instead of condemning the aggression, one of the faces of the Democratic Party is encouraging more of it.

Assassinations? Death threats? Really? How can anyone actually glean any of that from Clinton's statement? In no way, shape, or form can anyone rationally believe that Clinton was calling for or encouraging violence of any sort. Of course seeing who now occupies the White House and how his supporters are turning flips to justify all of his incompetent actions, it wouldn't be a lie to say rationality exited the picture a long time ago.

'TX pastors file silly lawsuit against city over non-discrimination ordinance' & other Wed midday news briefs

Texas pastors file federal lawsuit seeking license to discriminate against LGBTQ people - Someone is a bit too over exuberant over the supposed right-turn of SCOTUS. The irony of this case is that the pastors are suing the city over an ordinance by claiming that it doesn't have certain exemptions for churches. But the ordinance DOES IN FACT contain those exemptions. Get out the popcorn. BTW, I'm not posting this brief to hear portents of doom. Seriously folks, we are a powerful people and we can overcome an obstacle. 

UK Supreme Court Rules Unanimously for Evangelical Christian Baker in ‘Gay Cake’ Case - Now before everyone freaks out and the religious right distorts this case, let's reveal certain facts. The customer wanted a specific message on the cake and the baker refused. That's totally different than not baking a cake in general. 

John Carroll University student column argues against drag show, incites free speech debate - Oh lighten up. There is nothing wrong with a good drag show.  

'Drag kids' are slaying the runway — one 'fierce' look at a time - And I wholeheartedly support the drag kids. Drag performing takes skill, discipline, and extreme talent. Why not teach these things to children at a young age? 

 Perkins and Farris Join Dominionist Pre-Election Event to Boost Religious Right Turnout - A "religious" event led by hate group the Family Research Council designed to trick people into voting for the agenda of an incompetent, loudmouth charlatan who lies more than he breaths . .. and doing it for Jesus.