Thursday, April 30, 2020
In 2016, Trump's promise to protect the LGBTQ community brought people to tears and applause. What now?
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
'Congressman Cicilline - Pandemic relief must include LGBTQ protections ' & other Thur midday news briefs
|Congressman David Cicilline|
Puerto Rico government sharply criticized over response to LGBTQ murders - We got serious problems in Puerto Rico and the government isn't doing what it's supposed to do.
carbon emission mandates,visa extensions for immigrants,a postal bailout, corporate pay equity,the return of “Obamaphones,” and more!
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Monday, April 27, 2020
Meet Roger Severino - Trump's point man in putting LGBTQ health in danger during the COVID-19 pandemic
|Trump appointee Roger Severino's anti-LGBTQ agenda could damage LGBTQ health during the COVID-19 pandemic.|
Criticized bans on scientifically-discredited “reparative therapy” and labeled being LGBT as being “against your biology”: “Unfortunately you’re seeing some states that are actually trying to criminalize any sex therapy that reinforces a person’s biology. They’re calling into question and passing bans on reparative therapy, is one name for it. And so it’s really an ideology that’s saying you can only go one way, against your biology, but if you try to do anything that enforces it, then we’re going to criminalize it.” (clip begins at 20:18 in audio a link)Insisted that anti-LGBTQ views are “actually decent and honorable beliefs based not on any sort of hatred but, in fact, out of love. It’s a vision of human flourishing, people who believe in marriage and believe in a biblical view of human sexuality, it’s out of love and because you believe this is the proper vision for human flourishing that leads to happiness and leads to childhood success, and there’s a lot of social science evidence backing those statements up.” (clip begins at 7:15 in audio at link)Wrote a joint Op-Ed with former Senator and anti-LGBT activist Jim Demint, in which he maligned the complexity of gender identity by insisting transgender rights supporters see sex as “merely a placeholder’ assigned at birth,’ much like a Social Security number, only far easier to change.” In same piece, he slighted trans teen Gavin Grimm as “a gender-dysphoric teen girl.”Said of LGBT rights: “...same-sex marriage was merely the start, not end, of the left’s LGBT agenda. The radical left is using government power to coerce everyone, including children, into pledging allegiance to a radical new gender ideology over and above their right to privacy, safety, and religious freedom.”
Sunday, April 26, 2020
'During pandemic, Trump team moving to allow physicians to discriminate against LGBTQ people' & other Mon midday news briefs
|Trump failed in preparing for the COVID-19 pandemic. He's adding to the error by an attempt of his administration to undermine LGBTQ health during the pandemic.|
Friday, April 24, 2020
| Mat Staver of the Liberty Counsel.|
Thursday, April 23, 2020
It is slightly scary but it's more campy than scary. Being a blaxploitation movie, Sugar Hill shared the same tropes as others in that genre (ie. Coffy, Cleopatra Jones, Shaft, Superfly, Blacula) - a weak storyline carried by charismatic actors, strong and heroic black characters, evil white characters, sell-out evil black characters, racial components, outrageous hairstyles and fashions.
'A Secret Love' traces lesbian couple's relationship across six decades' & other Thur midday news briefs
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
|Some people are angry that the Disney cartoon 'DuckTales' featured gay dads in a recent episode. They can stay mad.|
.... ohmygoodness, like - what is wrong with these people?! Can they just stop shoving LGBT nonsense on everybody's throats?! Leave the children alone for crying out loud!
Am I missing something? They portray a larger homosexual "duck" whose "companion" is a smaller "chicken" (having a beak and not a bill). This has got to be a play on older homosexual pedophiles, known as "chicken hawks", who prey on younger males.....there are people in Disney that are really perverted....
Why are they taking this show and adding gay peiple kids do not understand what gay means so why instroduce them.to this leave our kids alone go abck to good family oridinted movies this is.leaning towards perversion we need clean movies for our kids this is just disgusting (Editor's note - I presented this comment exactly as it was written)
Normal is the way God made it to begin with. He didn't make Adam and Steve or Eve and Madam. Normal is the way your mom and dad got together to create you.
April 15, 2020: Actually, it's up to the parents and guardians of children to make sure they don't get exposed to such perversion...spread the word. Raise Awareness of Disney's alliance with perversion and urge parents to keep their children away. When that happens, maybe Disney will back away of partnering with those who would harm our children.
I'm so gayed out! I have been done with Disney for years and it looks like I haven't missed anything. Sick and twisted.
I actually believe we are being prepared for the coming of the antichrist who will be a homosexual. satan perverts everything he can about Jesus and that is who he plans to be seen as. The Messiah of Israel.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
'Advocates to Congress: don't use relief bill to discriminate against LGBTQ Americans' & other Wed midday news briefs
|Pat Robertson |
Pat Robertson blames coronavirus on same-sex marriage - They're at it again part 1
Monday, April 20, 2020
Coronavirus pandemic and AIDS epidemic have one thing in common - being undermined by the same anti-LGBTQ talking head
It's just hard to know how many of the American people are buying into this Democrat media narrative that the president reacted to all of this too slowly," he tells OneNewsNow. "The whole charge is ridiculous – but nearly every media outlet in the country is promoting that idea."Bauer doesn't deny that millions of Americans are hurting financially because of the lockdown – but suggests that some of the president's opponents don't have a problem with that.
"Historically even if a president was not responsible for the economic pain, people tend to blame the incumbent of whatever party if they've lost their job, if they've lost their business," he says. "So, this is a huge challenge for the president. [But] some of these people would like to keep things shut as long as possible, because that will mean that on Election Day there won't be enough recovery for voters to reelect the president and vice-president.
By making such a statement, Bauer is spreading false information much like Fox News and Rush Limbaugh. This filters down to the protests we have seen last weekend and this week by wrong-minded fools whining about how America needs to be "re-opened." And all of it serves to undermine the fight against COVID-19 or the coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, this sort of thing is not new to Bauer. Before making his name as a "pro-family" talking head, Bauer worked in the Reagan Administration. That was the time when the AIDS virus hit America. Reportedly, Bauer undermined Surgeon General C. Everett Koop's efforts to fight against the epidemic because he felt that it was God's judgment.
Sunday, April 19, 2020
Friday, April 17, 2020
'Evangelical pastors using coronavirus pandemic for latest persecution lie' & other Fri midday news briefs
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Hate group leader Tony Perkins claims that Franklin Graham is not a homophobe. And the word 'irony' loses all meaning
When Franklin Graham set up a 68-bed field hospital in the middle New York City's Central Park, he didn't hang a sign saying, "Christian Patients Only." But somehow, the state's extremists think it's okay to demand only pro-LGBT caregivers on his staff. Samaritan's Purse, liberals argue, isn't tolerant enough to treat the sick. In a tweet so offensive it's difficult to believe he holds public office, New York State Senator Brad Hoylman (D) said, "It's a shame that the federal government has left New York with no other choice but to accept charity from bigots."
What a luxury it must be to criticize people in the trenches, while you sit in the safety of your home. Samaritan's Purse is risking its volunteers' lives to be on the front lines, at great expense to the organization, treating whomever the hospital sends them. Do you think these patients, a lot of them in desperate need of help, care who their doctors voted for in the last election? No. They just want to survive -- like the other 110,000 people infected in New York City.
If Senator Hoylman is so worried about politically-correct care, then where is his relief effort? The truth is, the only reason he has time to attack Franklin's virus responders is because his colleagues aren't on the ground meeting New Yorkers' needs. But then, that's what we've come to expect from the far Left. These liberal activists are more concerned about their agenda than actual people. We've seen it in the adoption debate, the foster care debate, and now in the medical debate. If the choice is between a Christian organization helping someone or the person getting no help at all, we already know what they'd choose: children without homes and patients without care.
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
On a group of LGBTQ activists stood several yards away from the Samaritan’s Purse field hospital on the East Meadow lawn and blasted city and state officials and Mount Sinai Hospital for partnering with the evangelical humanitarian relief organization treating overflow patients suffering from the coronavirus.. . . The LGBTQ coalition is the latest in a series of barbs aimed at Samaritan’s Purse since it opened a 68-bed field hospital in Central Park two weeks ago. The conflict pits the country’s growing acceptance of LBGTQ rights with the conservative values of a premier evangelical relief organization. The hospital is staffed with Christian doctors and nurses experienced in treating infectious diseases. But Samaritan Purse's policies require most contractors and some full-time volunteers to sign a statement of faith that includes a declaration that “we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female.”
Laura: Why are you being attacked for opening a field hospital?— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) April 15, 2020
Franklin Graham: We believe marriage is between a man and a woman... We have a statement of faith that we require our employees to sign and in that is a marriage is between a man and woman... I’m not homophobic pic.twitter.com/eE0fv4Ree6
It doesn’t take great powers of deduction to ascertain which of the “sinner” or “good Christian” categories I was railroaded into after coming out to my family over that Thanksgiving break after the dumpster fire Baptist college semester. As I watched my entire family change toward me before my eyes, it slowly began to dawn on me that there was, in fact, no going back now. Their supposed “love” had changed overnight to hostility, fear, anger and aggression. Their lifelong abusive ways, which always lay dormant and ready to strike, now ratcheted up into high gear. I had gone from one bad situation at the Bible college to now confronting an even worse, uglier mix at home, with no time to process the rapid traumatic chain of events that were altering the course of my life. My parents called up the local chapter of Focus on the Family and sought out a team of quack doctors and therapists to try to rid me of my “wicked lifestyle.” With each successive forced visit to one of these charlatans, the situation continued to spiral downwards as my parents’ anger and impatience grew that their son was not immediately “cured.”
. . .Things reached a climax one night when my mom started an argument with me and suddenly, she flew into an irrational, senseless fit of rage and started chasing me down the hallway! I ducked into the bathroom and slammed my body against the door, locking it just in time as she barreled down against the door, howling and shrieking like a banshee and trying to beat down the door, screaming the whole time, “YOU’VE GOT THE DEVIL INSIDE OF YOU! YOU’VE GOT THE DEVIL INSIDE OF YOU!”
Monday, April 13, 2020
Trump's meltdown at latest press briefing poses appropriate question - does America really want four more years of this sh!t?
Sunday, April 12, 2020
'FL police chief suspended for suggesting deputy's COVID-19 death was linked to his being gay' & other Mon midday news briefs
Franklin Graham says he 'shudders to think' where America would be if Trump weren't president during COVID-19
|Franklin Graham stoops to new low in support of Trump|
Trump praised one of those leaders, evangelical leader Franklin Graham, for the work his group Samaritan Purse's work setting up a field hospital in Central Park.Graham has said previously that COVID-19 is happening because of sin and because mankind "turned its back on God." On the call Wednesday, he praised Trump and Pence for their handling of the crisis. "Mr. President, we want to thank you and the vice president for your leadership, our country would be in trouble," Graham said. "If you were not the president, I just shudder to think where we would be."
Thursday, April 09, 2020
Anti-LGBTQ leader claims LGBTQ groups trying to 'wrap their tentacles' around coronavirus stimulus money
A nonprofit organization with a mission to protect marriage and the faith communities that sustain it says LGBT groups may succeed in dominating the media and wrapping their tentacles around coronavirus stimulus funds.
The Human Rights Campaign -- the largest, wealthiest, and most powerful pro-LGBT lobbying group in the U.S. – has written an open letter to the media, the government, and health officials demanding special consideration to their community, whose members are supposedly especially vulnerable to the virus. They are seeking financial resources and government coordinating with LGBT organizations.
"This is a virus that affects every person in the country," responds Frank Schubert of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM). "Millions of people are out of work, trillions of dollars in economic loss has been wiped out, and here we have special interest groups from the LGBT community demanding that they be given special considerations."
While he finds the effort off-putting, he says the Human Rights Campaign may be able to pull it off.
"They may be in a position to affect that outcome because of their close allied relationship with Nancy Pelosi, who is as we speak busy writing the next coronavirus relief act," the NOM spokesman tells OneNewsNow. "She's made it clear to members of her Democratic Party that she intends to use that opportunity as a way to advance her hard-left agenda."
Wednesday, April 08, 2020
Based on the popularity of last week's post on the motion picture, The Women, I'm thinking of posting a weekly bit on classic camp movies we can all watch while we are stuck at home during this pandemic. Tonight is one of my favorites.
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
'How three major LGBTQ centers are virtually keeping their communities alive' & other Wed midday news briefs
Video montage proves how Fox News helped make the coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic worse in America
Monday, April 06, 2020
'Children's cartoon DuckTales introduces gay dads. How long before religious right freak out?' & other Tue midday news briefs
As usual, Randy Rainbow astutely nails the point. To the tune of 'Sandy' from the musical Grease, he salutes the one person who has shown some semblance of leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic - New York governor Andrew Cuomo. Hilarious as always. If Trump's smart, he will keep his mouth shut.
Sunday, April 05, 2020
Franklin Graham points the finger at 'sin' for the coronavirus. Fails to see the three fingers pointing back at himself.
. . . Graham was asked to make sense of Covid-19’s worldwide devastation, and the Fox host wondered “How could God allow this thing to happen?” “Well, I don’t think it’s God’s plan for this to happen. It’s because of the sin that’s in the world,” Graham answered. “Man has turned his back on God, we have sinned against him, and we need to ask for God’s forgiveness and that’s what Easter’s all about.” After recalling the story of Easter, Graham continued to say “this pandemic, this is the result of a fallen world. A world that has turned its back on God.”
Also from Franklin Graham, but not last night when pontificating about sin. This was last year when he was defending Donald Trump (yet again):
“I don’t think the president is sitting there behind the desk trying to make up lies,” Graham said. “I don’t believe that for a second. Has he misspoken on something? Sure, all of us do that, you do it, I do it. So I think the president is trying to do the best that he can under very difficult circumstances,” the pastor added.
Thursday, April 02, 2020
Collective efforts to flatten the curve of COVID-19 through social distancing are critical to spreading out the rate of infection over time so that America’s health care system is not overwhelmed. “If we don’t make substantial changes, both in spreading the disease over time and expanding capacity, we’re going to run out of hospital beds,” Harvard Global Health Institute Director Dr. Ashish Jha told The New York Times. “And in that instance, we will not be able to take care of critically ill people, and people will die."
However, at a time when it is crucial to respond thoughtfully and prudently to this pandemic, there is an alarming trend of government officials ignoring public health warnings and refusing to call on houses of worship to close. Establishing religious exemptions—in this case, by freeing houses of worship from public health order compliance—will only result in more cases of COVID-19 and greater numbers of death from the disease.
Thankfully, many religious communities, which sit at the nexus of caring for people and being a focal point of community gatherings, are leading efforts to flatten the curve. A diverse group of religious organizations, including the National Association of Evangelicals, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the newly established National Muslim Task Force on COVID-19, have called for suspending in-person services. Many religious organizations have found new and creative ways to gather for worship, pray together, and continue community social service work. Faith community leaders deserve praise for their efforts to combat the coronavirus; they serve as trusted messengers who affect the daily lives of people of faith outside faith-specific spaces.
The publication also noted that there are churches who have chosen to vigorously ignore this. The New York Post goes into more detail:
An Evangelical pastor mocked the “pansies” who are scared of the coronavirus — as he insisted his packed church will only shut its doors “when the Rapture is taking place.” “If you cannot be saved in church, you in serious trouble,” Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne told Florida’s River Tampa Bay Church, as he encouraged congregants to hug in defiance of health warnings.