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Gay-Basher Chuck Colson: “I Can’t Think of A Single Time” I’ve Gay Bashed

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Chuck Colson, who calls legal same-sex marriages “so-called marriages,” is sadden to learn he made the GLAAD list of 36 anti-gay pundits they will be tracking and holding accountable. Colson best-known as a Watergate felon turned prison minister, is also one of the triumvirate  — along with NOM, National Organization For Marriage founder Robert George – who drafted the virulently anti-gay “Manhattan Declaration.” And last year he also wrote, “‘gay marriage’ will inevitably undermine all marriages.” But amusingly, Colson today writes that he is in fact no gay-basher: “Over the years I have been very careful not to engage in gay-bashing. I can’t think of a single time I have.”

Colson calls the list’s existence — and the entire GLAAD Commentator Accountability Project (CAP)  — “intimidation,” and labels it “par for the course for many in the so-called gay-rights movement.”

Not interested in dialogue, they seem more interested in demonizing and shouting down their opponents.

For another, their definition of “gay bashing” is skewed. For them, anything short of renouncing the historical Christian teaching on sexuality is akin to hate. If I say that homosexual sex is a sin, they say I’m hateful.

Yes, that’s right. You are. How would you like to be denied your marriage?

Because, Mr. Colson, you seek to deny us the right to marriage, yet say “homosexual sex is a sin,” just as “pre-marital sex is a sin.”

You — and your ilk — demand we never be afforded the joys and responsibilities of marriage, nor those of sex. How is that not gay-bashing, but gay-affirming?

Colson continues:

I seek to honestly discuss the issues. So if any reporter has evidence of gay bashing on my part, I’d like to hear it. But again, I reject the notion that disagreement – even strong disagreement – is gay bashing or hateful.

I can’t speak for the others on this latest list, but I for one, will not be intimidated into silence. No matter what list I make!

It’s amazing that the GLAAD project has had such an effect on those who would seek to not only silence the LGBT community, but imprison or even put us to death. Yes, it’s unfair to hold accountable each individual for statements the others have made, but it hopefully irks a few that they’re on the same list as Bryan Fischer, who says gays are Nazis and would see us jailed.

That’s the funny thing about lists. Take the SPLC updated list that now holds 27 anti-gay hate groups, and the larger list of all hate groups that has blossomed into over 1000.

I wonder if Fischer is irked he’s on the same list as the KKK?

But back to our friend Chuck Colson.

Eric Ethington at Pride In Utah one year ago this month wrote:

Rabid extremist Chuck Colson has just released a video condemning GSA’s (Gay Straight Alliances) in Utah, saying that they are indoctrinating kids to rape others just like in prison.

But, Colson is no gay-basher, right?

Here’s the video:

https://youtube.com/watch?v=oyyt7uDht1Y%3Fversion%3D3%26hl%3Den_US

Heck, in 2008, after winning the Prop 8 battle, you actually signed the disgusting full page ad in the New York Times titled, “No Mob Veto.”

Here’s a copy:

(For more on the lies-filled No Mob Veto ad, read Wayne Besens’ excellent op-ed in the Huffington Post.)

Mr. Colson, you asked, so I’m answering.

Yes, you and your ilk who call us sinners, who seek to deprive us of the very rights you were afforded upon your birth, yes, you are gay bashers. It’s not a particularly nice name to call someone, but what you’ve done to earn it far outweighs the label.

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Right-Wing Outraged Over Falsely Thinking White House Press Secretary Said National Security Council Is Using ‘TikTok’

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For decades White House press secretaries, military officers, and reporters have used the words “tick-tock” to denote an overview of a conversation, or a chronological telling of a series of events – and not the now-popular Chinese app “TikTok,” which some allege has major national security implications.

And yet, the far-right-wing website Daily Caller, a veteran Fox News host, and many others on the social media site Twitter attacked Karine Jean-Pierre Monday afternoon, after the White House Press Secretary told the press: “I know there was a tick-tock that went out to all of you from the National Security Council that was pretty detailed on how everything broke down for the past week.”

Inside Elections’ Jacob Rubashkin mocked The Daily Caller, (which was founded by Tucker Carlson,) for getting something so basic so wrong.

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Longtime journalist Keith Olberman blasted several people on Twitter who assumed the worst, including veteran Fox News reporter David Asman.

He didn’t stop there.

 

 

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House Ethics Committee Begins Questioning Santos Staffers

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The U.S. House Committee on Ethics has begun questioning staffers for embattled Rep. George Santos, who on Friday was accused of sexual harassment and improper hiring practice by a prospective aide the New York Republican interviewed and hired.

CNN Capitol Hill reporter Melanie Zanona, reporting the committee’s questioning, calls it “a sign that the committee is looking into some of the allegations against Santos, though it doesn’t necessarily mean a formal investigation has been launched yet.”

“It is unclear what exactly the committee asked these staffers about, but multiple ethics complaints have been filed against Santos,” Zanona adds.

READ MORE: Watch: Democrats File Ethics Complaint Against George Santos After GOP Leadership Calls It an ‘Internal’ Matter

Most recently, a prospective staffer filed a complaint that the congressman made an unwanted sexual advance.

Two New York Democrats last month also filed an ethics complaint against Santos over his financial disclosure reporting.

 

 

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Jordan’s First Hearing on ‘So-Called’ Weaponization of Government Mocked Over Conspiracy Theorist Witnesses

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Its first hearing isn’t until Thursday but already Chairman Jim Jordan‘s Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government is being mocked after the list of witnesses was released.

NBC News’ Garrett Haake reports testifying before the committee on Thursday will be ex-Democratic Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and former FBI special agent Nicole Parker.

Gabbard left the Democratic Party and is now an independent and a Fox News contributor. In 2019, Hillary Clinton suggested she was a Russian asset being groomed for a third-party presidential run. She sued the former Democratic presidential nominee and former U.S. Secretary of State but later dropped the defamation lawsuit.

Also, Gabbard “shared false information,” Forbes reported last year, “about U.S. involvement in Ukraine biological laboratories … giving credence to an unfounded Russian-backed conspiracy theory the U.S. has warned could serve as justification for Russia to use biological and chemical weapons against Ukraine.”

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Sen. Johnson, who narrowly won re-election after being among the top promoters of Donald Trump’s “Big Lie,” is a conspiracy theorist who uses his Senate seat to spread false information about COVID and a host of other crises.

CNN’s Chris Cillizza branded Johnson the “Senate’s leading conspiracy theorist” just one year ago. The Washington Post reported last May that Sen. Johnson “expressed openness” to “a fervent anti-vaccination” commentator’s “idea that maybe the coronavirus vaccines are a conduit for deliberately giving people AIDS.”

Sen. Grassley has come under fire for his racist remarks about COVID-19, dangerously false claims about the IRS, and apparent falsehoods about the January 6 insurrection and its participants.

Last year The American Independent reported Grassley told a constituent “what you said is accurate.” According to The Independent, the constituent said during a town hall: “Knowing that the FBI and Capitol Police were complicit in Jan. 6, what have you done to get the political prisoners being held in gulag conditions out on bail?”

Some were quick to mock Chairman Jordan’s choice of witnesses to testify before his subcommittee’s first hearing.

“Johnson actively pushed the WI legislature & the VP to overturn the election. Tulsi used her perch in Congress to secretly meet with Assad & whitewash his war crimes. so in a sense, they are indeed experts on weaponizing gov’t.,” mocked former Hillary Clinton foreign policy spokesperson Jesse Lehrich.

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Jim Manley, a top aide to then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, described the panel as “low energy.”

NBC News Justice reporter Ryan J. Reilly pre-deflated Parker’s possible contributions, citing her as saying: “’I was never asked to participate in anything that was political,’ Nicole Parker said in one of her Fox News hits (Hannity, specifically).”

Even CNN did not hide its skepticism, beginning its reporting with this line: “The GOP-led House select subcommittee on so-called weaponization of the federal government will draw upon a prominent ex-Democrat, two of their Republican Senate colleagues, and a former FBI agent in their first public hearing to discuss how they believe the government has been weaponized against conservatives, multiple sources familiar with the plans tell CNN.”

 

 

 

 

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