Thursday, January 16, 2020

'Pastor loses court case over his 'right' to share anti-gay propaganda online' & other Fri midday news briefs

Pastor loses court case over his “right” to share anti-gay propaganda online - Awww poor baby. He tried and failed. Too bad, so sad (not.)

House Democrats call for ICE to release all transgender detainees - I wish.

Trump Thrills Base With Moves To Protect School Prayer, Funding For Religious Groups -If you discriminate against the LGBTQ community, then you hae no right to tax dollars. Keep it up, folks. You are working hard to create a backlash. 

LGBTQ+ history could be taught in public schools under proposed bill - Come on, Missouri!

Conservative evangelicals already lying about Tenn anti-LGBTQ adoption bill

The state of Tennessee recently passed a bill which undermines the ability of LGBTQs and same-sex couples to adopt children. And its governor, Bill Lee, said he will sign the bill into law.


Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced Tuesday that he’ll sign into law a measure that would assure continued taxpayer funding of faith-based foster care and adoption agencies even if they exclude LGBT families and others based on religious beliefs. The GOP-controlled Senate gave the bill final passage on the first day of the 2020 legislative session after it was initially approved by the House last April. The bill was sent to the Republican governor amid warnings by critics of possible negative consequences for Tennessee’s reputation.

According to MSNBC, some have said the bill wasn't necessary due to Trump's proposal to rescind a rule made by Obama which kept foster care agencies from receiving federal funds (tax dollars) if they discriminated on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. But the sponsor of the bill, Sen Paul Rose, said the bill was still necessary just in case Trump wasn't re-elected.