Anti-Gay groups like the Christian Family Coalition (CFC) and the National Organization For Marriage (NOM) are furious that an LGBT group was able to convince a local Florida business association to un-invite Rep. Allen West, after realizing the Congressman regularly advances hate-filled, anti-gay, and anti-Muslim, and misogynistic rhetoric. These groups are so upset they are send out thousands upon thousands of emails begging for cash.
The Florida GLBT Democratic Caucus two weeks ago responded to a speaking invitation by a local business organization to Congressman Allen West by telling the group, the Wilton Manors Business Association, that it would start a boycott of the local area businesses if they did not withdraw their invitation, and it would call for the resignation of the business group’s leader — who had not even bothered to ask the members if they would support a visit from the highly controversial Congressman.
Many of the members of the business group were, rightly, upset that West had been invited, given his hate speech against gays, Muslims, and women. Wilton Manors is a very LGBT-friendly area, and inviting Rep. West to speak was tantamount to inviting the enemy in.
So the Wilton Manors Business Association sent West a letter, rescinding their invitation.
By now, Congressman West had gone into action, with letter from him — on his Congressional stationery — being printed in full in the local newspaper, and groups like NOM, the National Organization For Marriage, getting involved.
The local Florida newspaper, the Sun-Sentinel, reported practically every twist and turn of the story (as did The New Civil Rights Movement,) and ultimately came down, in an editorial, on the side of Rep. West, but also published an opposing op-ed.
Maggie Galllagher’s National Organization For Marriage published, “National Organization For Marriage Condemns ‘Intolerable’ Gay Activist Harassment Of Congressman Allen West.”
In a self-serving twist of the truth, NOM writes,
â€œIt is outrageous that gay activists would harass Congressman West because he believes in marriage between a man and a woman, and threaten to boycott members of a business group who invited him to speak on business issues,â€ said Brian Brown, NOMâ€™s president. â€œUnfortunately, this is the new approach being utilized by the gay marriage movement in America. They do not want to civilly debate the issues; instead, they attempt to silence opponents through intimidation, harassment and threats.â€
And the Christian Family Coalition sent an urgent email alert (a portion above), titled, “Anti-American Extremists and Racists Force Cancelation of Meeting with Cong. Allen West!”
(Note the typo… Â and the idea that because West is Black, they are racists.)
Here’s the email:
MIAMI, FL -The Christian Family Coalition (CFC), Florida’s tireless human rights and social advocacy organization, calls on all fair-minded Americans to reject the Wilton Manors Business Association’s (WMBA) disrespectful, undemocratic and hate-based cancelation of its previously scheduled August 8th meeting with U.S. Congressman Allen West, the popular, decorated Iraq war veteran.
While homosexual extremists continuously shed crocodile tears for allegedly being “victims” of “discrimination,” once they get their foot in the door, they brutally silence all who disagree with them. Their threats, intimidation, and blackmail forced the city of Wilton Manors to bow to their unjust and outrageous demands to disrespectfully snub and censor Cong. West.
These underhanded, undemocratic tactics are no different from those used against citizens by the KKK, Neo-Nazis, Stalinists and like-minded, bigoted, racist, anti-American extremists.
Americans must wake up to these disturbing attacks against their basic rights and freedoms! Will you give up your country to anti-American extremists? Today, they targeted Cong. Allen West, will you be next?
Cong. West, when in Washington, please remember: The homosexual extremists running the city of Wilton Manors don’t deserve any federal taxpayer dollars to operate their corrupt, racist, discriminatory and intolerant municipal administration and hold hostage all the good citizens of Wilton Manors. Intolerant, racist, homosexual extremists have no place in modern American society. Too much American blood has been shed in battlefields across the globe to secure the blessings of freedom and representative government only to have a few anti-American extremists destroy these blessings here at home.
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‘Bad News’ for Sidney Powell as First Trump Co-Defendant in Georgia RICO Case Takes Plea Deal: Legal Expert
“Under the terms of an agreement with Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’s office, Hall pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit election fraud, conspiracy to commit computer theft, conspiracy to commit computer trespass, conspiracy to commit computer invasion of privacy, and conspiracy to defraud the state,” NBC News reports. “Under the terms of the deal, he’s being sentenced to five years probation.”
CNN previously reported “Hall, a bail bondsman and pro-Trump poll-watcher in Atlanta, spent hours inside a restricted area of the Coffee County elections office when voting systems were breached in January 2021. The breach was connected to efforts by pro-Trump conspiracy theorists to find voter fraud. Hall was captured on surveillance video at the office, on the day of the breach. He testified before the grand jury in Fulton County case and acknowledged that he gained access to a voting machine.”
Former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance, a professor of law and frequent MSNBC contributor, says Hall “was in the thick of things with Sidney Powell on Jan 7 for the Coffee County scheme involving voting machines. If he’s cooperating, it’s a bad sign for her.”
Hall’s plea deal “spells bad news for, among others, Sidney Powell,” says former Dept. of Defense Special Counsel Ryan Goodman, an NYU Law professor of law. Goodman posted a graphic showing the overlap in charges against Hall and Powell, which he called “alleged joint actions.”
With breakthrough for Georgia DA (@TamarHallerman reporting: “SCOTT HALL has become the first co-defendant in the Fulton election interference case to take a plea deal with prosecutors.”)
That spells bad news for, among others, Sidney Powell.
Example of alleged joint actions.👇 pic.twitter.com/odMM5C7JtX
— Ryan Goodman (@rgoodlaw) September 29, 2023
See the graphic above or at this link.
Far-Right Republicans Kill GOP Bill to Keep Government Running in ‘Embarrassing Failure’ for McCarthy: Report
With a shutdown less than 36 hours away, far-right Republicans in the House of Representatives Friday afternoon voted against their party’s own legislation to kept the federal government running. Democrats opposed the content of the bill and voted against it. Just 21 far-right members of the GOP conference were able to effectively force what appears to be an all but inevitable shutdown at midnight on Saturday.
“HARDLINE HOUSE RS take down stopgap funding bill. 21 GOP no votes. 232-198,” reported Punchbowl News’ Jake Sherman just before 2 PM Friday.
NBC News reported that a “band of conservative rebels on Friday revolted and blocked House Republicans’ short-term funding bill to keep the government open, delivering a political blow to Speaker Kevin McCarthy and likely cementing the chances of a painful government shutdown that is less than 48 hours away.”
“Twenty-one rebels, led by Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., a conservative bomb-thrower and a top Donald Trump ally, voted Friday afternoon to scuttle the 30-day funding bill, known as a continuing resolution or CR, leaving Republicans without a game plan to avert a shutdown. The vote failed,” NBC added. “The embarrassing failure of the GOP measure once again highlights the dilemma for McCarthy as his hard-liners strongly oppose a short-term bill even if it includes conservative priorities. It leaves Congress on a path to a shutdown, with no apparent offramp to avoiding it — or to quickly reopen the government.”
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General Mark Milley, the outgoing Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the top military advisor to the President, during his retirement speech Friday appeared to deliver strong criticism of former President Donald Trump, who appointed him to that post but since has waged war against him.
“Trump’s rhetoric is dangerous, not just because it is the exact sort that incites violence against public officials,” professor of global politics and political scientist Brian Klass wrote at The Atlantic after Trump’s most recent attack on the Chairman, “but also because it shows just how numb the country has grown toward threats more typical of broken, authoritarian regimes.”
Trump had written, “if the Fake News reporting is correct,” General Milley “was actually dealing with China to give them a heads up on the thinking of the President of the United States. This is an act so egregious that, in times gone by, the punishment would have been DEATH! A war between China and the United States could have been the result of this treasonous act.”
Milley was acting within his duties in a White House approved conversation, according to Klass.
On Friday, Milley appeared to blast Trump.
“We don’t take an oath to a tribe. We don’t take an oath to a religion. We don’t take an oath to a king, or queen, or a tyrant, or dictator. We don’t take an oath to a wannabe dictator,” Milley declared. “We don’t take an oath to an individual. We take an oath to the Constitution, and we take an oath to the idea that is America, and we’re willing to die to protect it.”
“Every soldier, sailor, airman, Marine, Guardian and Coast Guardsmen, each of us, emits our very life to protect and defend that document, regardless of personal price to a country.”
Vanity Fair on Thursday reported General Milley “said he has taken security precautions to protect himself and his family after Donald Trump all but called for his execution last week.”
Watch Milley’s remarks below or at this link.
🚨🚨🚨Wow, outgoing CJS Chair Milley hits Trump at retirement ceremony: “We don’t take an oath to a king, or queen, or a tyrant or a dictator. And we don’t take an oath to a wannabe dictator …we take an oath to the Constitution … and we’re willing to die to protect it”. pic.twitter.com/AH2eQObge4
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