The gay agenda’s ultimate goal is to put Christians in jail, according to anti-gay activist and author Michael Brown. Speaking as an invited guest on uber-homophobe Cindy and Mike Jacobs’ weekly TV show,Â “God Knows,” Brown said, “it’s not just they came out of the closet and want to put us in the closet; they were put in jail, they want to put us in jail.”
Transcript and video via Right Wing Watch:
Mike Jacobs: So what is their ultimate goal, Michael? Do they have an agenda that they’re marching down a path with?
Brown: There are absolutely gay activist organizations with tens of millions of dollars of funding, left and right, corporate America backing them as sweethearts. Even out president supporting them …
Cindy Jacobs: Oh huge, celebrating in the White House …
Brown: With an absolute agenda. The agenda is the complete normalization of homosexuality and the complete removal of any opposition to it whatsoever.
Cindy Jacobs: And that’s us.
Brown: Here it is in a nutshell: the activists who came out of the closet about forty years ago first said “we demand our rights.” Then they began to point to others and said “you have to accept our rights.” Then they began to point to conservatives, especially conservative Christians, and said “we’re taking away your rights.” And next thing, they want to put us in the closet.
Cindy Jacobs: Or in jail.
Brown: Or in jail. In fact an attorney friend of mine said “cycle it once more: it’s not just they came out of the closet and want to put us in the closet; they were put in jail, they want to put us in jail.”
Brown is the author of A Queer Thing Happened to America: And What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been. The inside flap includes this ugly paragraph:
“We have come to a point in our history in which it is common for the mainstream media to portray someone as intolerant and bigoted if they fail to affirm (or even celebrate) homosexuality and transgenderism, and we now find ourselves with little opportunity for constructive, honest dialogue or even the right to put forth a differing opinion. That’s why the publishing world was afraid to touch this book, and that’s why A Queer Thing Happened to America could be the most controversial book of the decade.”
It’s amazing how quickly the religious right has switched gears to not only demonize gays, which they have been doing for centuries, but now, they’re co-opting the injustices we faced in actuality, and minimizing them by claiming they are facing those injustices. The difference — aside front he fact that they’re lying — is that they are on the wrong side of history, which as each day goes by, is ever more ready to characterize them as the unholy, unGodly, unChristian bigots they are.
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‘Five-Alarm Fire’: Top Expert Warns on Trump and Election – ‘I’ve Never Been More Worried About American Democracy’
One of the top elections experts in the country has just issued a “five alarm fire” warning: “time to wake up.”
Richard L. Hasen, better known as “Rick,” says “I’ve never been more worried about American democracy than I am right now.” Hasen is a law professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Law and was a founding co-editor at Election Law Journal.
Professor Hasen has a Master’s and PhD degree in political science and also has a Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD), but may be best know for his writings at ElectionLawBlog.
“If we are lucky enough, the election will not be close, and we will avoid this election meltdown only to start panicking again in the run-up to 2024. But if it is close, all bets are off,” Hasen writes at Slate.
Hasen points to a two-pronged attack being waged by Trump.
The first is to try to reduce turnout, including the return of mail-in ballots – which he calls “not a particularly strong” argument.
The “second play…is far more worrisome.”
“The idea is to throw so much muck into the process and cast so much doubt on who is the actual winner in one of those swing states because of supposed massive voter fraud and uncertainty about the rules for absentee ballots that some other actor besides the voter will decide the winner of the election,” Hasen warns. “That could be the RBG-less Supreme Court resolving a dispute over a group of ballots. Indeed, on Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence suggested that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement needs to be seated, possibly without so much as a hearing, in order to decide ‘election issues [that] may come before the Supreme Court in the days following the election,’ including questions involving ‘universal unsolicited mail’ and states ‘extending the deadline” for ballot receipt.'”
(Hasen generously links to NCRM’s report on Pence’s remarks here.)
“The president has been laying the groundwork for these claims for months, and just Tuesday his son, Donald Trump Jr., baselessly suggested that Democrats will ‘add millions of fraudulent ballots that can cancel your vote and overturn the election.’ (The video remains up on Facebook even though it contains blatant election disinformation. Facebook has added a label to the post, however,)” Hasen adds.
He concludes, “if another body tries to overturn the will of the people in voting for president, there will be protests in the streets, with the potential for violence.”
Read Hasen’s entire piece here.
Eric Trump Has Been Refusing to Testify in Fraud Case – a Judge Just Ordered Him To
A judge has ordered Eric Trump, the middle son of President Donald Trump, to testify in the New York Attorney General’s fraud investigation into whether or not the Trump Organization improperly inflated the value of some of its properties.
Eric Trump has tried to delay his testimony until after the November 3 election. On Wednesday New York Supreme Court Judge Arthur Engoron ordered him to comply with a subpoena. He has two weeks to do so, CNBC reports.
“We simply can’t delay compliance for another two months,” a lawyer for the New York Attorney General’s office told the judge.
One of the properties under investigation is the Seven Springs estate in Westchester County, New York.
“The Financial Times last year noted that Trump purchased Seven Springs for $7.5 million in 1996, but valued it at more than $290 million in 2012. Forbes magazine in 2014 said that the entire property was worth less than $19.5 million, citing recent property sales and local realtors and assessors.”
‘This Was a Black Lives Don’t Matter Ruling’: MSNBC’s Joy Reid Delivers Powerful Rebuke to Breonna Taylor Grand Jury
MSNBC anchor Joy Ann Reid slammed the grand jury decision in the Breonna Taylor killing, declaring it a “Black Lives Don’t Matter ruling.”
A Louisville, Kentucky grand jury charged former police officer Brett Hankison with three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree. As Reid noted, none of the charges are related to Taylor’s killing.
What former Officer Hankison “is being charged with was having extreme indifference to the lives of everyone,” Reid noted, but he is not being charged with extreme indifference to the life of Breonna Taylor.
“So what they’re saying is, officers, ‘Aim at the people in the apartment. As long as you don’t wantonly aim, so that the neighbors are endangered, you’re good.'”
“There’s nothing in this charge that mentions Breonna Taylor. There’s nothing in this charge that accounts for her life or the value of it.”
“There’s no charge here that says, ‘You need to at least care about, in the conduct of your investigation, the lives of the people in front OF YOU.’ It’s saying, ‘Ignore their lives, care about the neighbors, care about what’s through the wall, don’t shoot around because you might shoot, you know, the postman or someone nearby. But don’t worry about the lives.'”
“Police officers are trained in a use of force matrix, in which they are allowed to use a certain amount of force depending on the situation. There’s verbal force that you use, there’s physical force, it goes all the way to deadly force.”
“What the law is saying,” Reid continued, “is that the matrix doesn’t have any concern for the life of the person in front of you. So long as you, as an officer can come up with a justification for firing your weapon, you can kill at will. We need to think about as a society: Do we want police officers to have the right to kill at will? Do we want to be safe in our own homes, and know that police cannot enter?”
“We fought an entire revolution saying we didn’t want the British to be able to bust into our homes and start shooting, or quarter themselves in our homes. There was a Castle Doctrine for a reason. We need to decide whether we feel comfortable giving an officer the ability to kill at will, anyone in front of them as long as he aims, and as long as they’re dead. Because you don’t get charged, otherwise, right?”
“We’re not charging these officers. It’s not just about punishing them. It’s about setting a public policy baseline that says you just can’t kill people. Period. But apparently, in the state of Kentucky today, you can.”
— The ReidOut (@thereidout) September 23, 2020
— The ReidOut (@thereidout) September 23, 2020
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