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“Any Catholic In Public Office – His First Commitment Has To Be To His Faith”

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Bishop Wants “Moral Law Reflected” In Laws Of The Country

Make no mistake. The Catholic Church is waging a holy war against America and democracy. Slowly over the past few weeks, more and more commentary has been made by leaders within the Catholic and Christian communities. They are brandishing their bibles and throwing the fear of God around like it’s 1099. As you’ll see when I post, “Catholic Church Wages New Holy War,” and as I wrote yesterday, I’m very concerned about the rise in hate crimes against the LGBTQ community, and the overall assault – physical and philosophical – we are experiencing.

For now, listen to Chris Matthews’ Monday interview of Reverend Thomas Tobin, who had the audacity to proclaim, “Any Catholic in public office – his first commitment has to be to his faith. Not just for a Catholic but for a member of any religious community, no commitment is more important than your commitment to your faith, because it involves your relationship with God.”

Really, Reverend? So, aside from the obvious Constitutional incongruity you just created, you now speak as the leader of all religions? You know, I thought in his country we place out hand on the bible and swear to uphold the Constitution – not the other way around. The implications for the LGBTQ community are incomprehensible, with views like Tobin’s taken to what would be their logical conclusions. I’m not kidding when I say “stoning.” How about rounding up gays and putting us in prison? This is a dangerous man, and we need to fight him and his zealotry.

Listen. Carefully. This is Matthews at his best. Oh, and barely hours after this interview, Catholic Online demanded, “Chris Matthews should be fired for his Offensive Interview of Bishop Tobin.”

Let the battle begin.

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‘Cool Story Bro’: Trump’s Latest Bolton Lie Sinks Like Lead Balloon as Americans Grow Tired of President’s Perjury

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President Donald Trump kicked off the week with a lie about John Bolton. Sunday night The New York Times revealed the manuscript of the President’s former National Security Advisor’s upcoming book includes the bombshell that Trump told Bolton in August he wanted to continue to withhold nearly $400 million in military aid to Ukraine until that country agreed to manufacture dirt on Joe Biden.

Monday morning Trump tweeted his latest lie, claiming the House “never” asked Bolton to testify, and claiming the Senate had no right or responsibility to get testimony from his former advisor. Both are lies. The House asked, but Trump ordered Bolton to not testify.

And Americans know Trump is lying.

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Unpublished Bolton Manuscript Exposes Trump’s Ukraine ‘Drug Deal’ Tying Military Aid to Dirt on Biden: New NYT Report

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The unpublished manuscript of John Bolton‘s forthcoming book exposes what the former Trump National Security Advisor allegedly had called a “drug deal,” when referring to the president’s extortion scheme of Ukraine, a New York Times report reveals. Trump, according to the draft, personally told Bolton of the illegal act, including tying congressionally-approved military aid to Ukraine manufacturing “dirt” against former Vice President Joe Biden, who early emerged as Trump’s top political opponent.

“President Trump told his national security adviser in August that he wanted to continue freezing $391 million in security assistance to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats including the Bidens, according to an unpublished manuscript by the former adviser, John R. Bolton,” the Times reported late Sunday.

Those facts wholly destroy the president’s defense which his legal team have been arguing before and now during his Senate impeachment trial. The revelation, just before the trial resumes Monday afternoon, might make it extraordinarily difficult for Trump’s defense team to continue that line of defense.

“Mr. Bolton’s explosive account of the matter at the center of Mr. Trump’s impeachment trial, the third in American history, was included in drafts of a manuscript he has circulated in recent weeks to close associates.”

Senate Democrats tried last week to subpoena Bolton to testify, but Republicans killed all such efforts.

The Times’ report also states Bolton submitted the manuscript to the White House, which means they are aware of the existence of the allegation – and continue to engage in obstruction of Congress, one of the two Articles of Impeachment.

Maggie Haberman, one of the author’s of Sunday night’s bombshell, posted this tweet:

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Kobe Bryant Dead in Helicopter Accident: TMZ

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Basketball great Kobe Bryant has died in a tragic helicopter accident, along with everyone on board, TMZ was first to report. The 41-year old NBA star played with the LA Lakers for two decades. He retired in 2016.

“Kobe was traveling with at least 3 other people in his private helicopter when it went down,” TMZ adds. “A fire broke out. Emergency personnel responded, but nobody on board survived. 5 people are confirmed dead. We’re told Vanessa Bryant was not among those on board.”

The LA County Sheriff’s Office posted this tweet, but did not include Bryant’s name.

In 2013 after his own missteps Bryant stepped up to correct a fan for using the word “gay” as a slur. Nearly seven years ago, it was a big moment for awareness and for the LGBTQ community.

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