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GLAAD And SPLC Accused Of Operating Like Nazis And Islamic Radicals

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GLAAD and the SPLC today have been accused of operating just like the Nazis and Islamic radicals because of their campaigns exposing and publicizing anti-gay hate, by the leader of an anti-gay hate group. Linda Harvey, leader of Mission America, newly-annointed as an anti-gay hate group, strikes back at GLAAD, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, and SPLC, the Southern Poverty Law Center, because they have the audacity to document, analyze, catalog, and critique groups, like Mission America, that operate by spreading lies and mis-information, all in an attempt to demonize the LGBT community.

READ: GLAAD Accused Of Creating “Ministry of Propaganda” To Silence Anti-Gay Right

“The carefully cultivated Hate brand is a big seller among marginally informed youth who quickly process whom to heed and whom to dismiss,” the discredited Harvey writes in the equally-discredted World Net Daily. “This volunteer sales force moves throughout the nation with whistleblowing at speeches, interruption of church services, heckling and predictable ‘H8’ protest signs. Demanding the ‘hater’ lose his/her job ups the ante. Online petitions keep the pressure high. And of course, the N.Y. Times, Huffington Post, MSNBC and others will feature Hate product press releases verbatim.

Recognize this? Hate branding, focusing on Jews, succeeded in branding them as the “enemy” in public opinion in Nazi Germany. It’s the method used today by Islamic radicals who spread ludicrous fables about Jews in many mosques.

You would think the SPLC and even GLAAD might recognize this, search their hearts and say,”What are we doing here? Christians are not monsters and traditional values are not Hate!”

Christians are not monsters and traditional values are not hate. It’s the way hate-mongers like Linda Harvey, and, as she mentions, Chuck Colson, Robert George, Joseph Farah, Albert Mohler, Don Wildmon and Tony Perkins, along with Maggie Gallagher, and Bryan Fischer, and dozens more, abuse the Christian religion and traditional values to serve their hate-mongering needs that’s the problem.

It’s good the the radical, religious right is squirming because over the past two weeks both the SPLC and GLAAD have called them out for exactly who they are:

Which 11 Anti-Gay Organizations Just Got Awarded “Hate Group” Status?

GLAAD Announces New Project To Hold Anti-Gay Pundits Accountable

But here’s the difference that Harvey and her ilk refuse to mention: unlike the radical, religious right, GLAAD and the SPLC use facts and the actual words of those they monitor, expose, catalog, and track, along with consistent criteria to come to a well-reasoned and reasonable conclusion that these groups actually are hate groups, that these people actually are spreading lies and misinformation, that these people actually are speaking and preaching hate.

Unlike Harvey and her ilk, who willy-nilly toss around Nazi and radical Islam references, who willy-nilly call organizations and people (like me) hate groups, GLAAD and SPLC can back up their words. Because all GLAAD and SPLC are doing is using the very words of the anti-gay hate-mongers, and shining a light onto that hate.

For more on Linda Harvey, read:

Harvey On Homosexuals: “There Are No Such Humans”

Harvey: Ending Gay Identity Would “Make Serious Dent” In Ending HIV

Hate Speech: Ban Gays And Lesbians From Teaching Our Kids In Our Schools

Harvey Wants Parents To Keep Kids Home So Pro-LGBT Students Observing Day Of Silence Can’t Talk To Them

Gay Marriage “Dark Cloud” Makes Kids “Anxious, Stressed Out” Says Harvey

Halloween: Trick Or Treating Is Cheating On Jesus, Says Linda Harvey

Harvey: Protect Kids From “Homosexual Lifestyle” Practicing Doctors

All Gays Hate Jesus Christ And His Followers, Says Linda Harvey

 Hat tip: Joe.My.God.

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Florida’s Rubio Challenged Over His Past Opposition to Disaster Relief — and Gets Fact-Checked

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With Florida reeling from the massive amount of damage — estimated in the billions — inflicted by Hurricane Ian, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R) was asked by CNN host Dana Bash how to reconcile his request for financial help from the federal government given his opposition to similar requests from other states following a natural disaster.

In a rare appearance on CNN, Rubio tried to explain away his complaints about other funding bills by stating he felt they were larded with pork-barrel projects that he didn’t feel were justified.

“Senator, you wrote a letter Friday to the Senate Appropriations Committee asking for disaster relief dollars for desperately needed resources to rebuild Florida communities,” host Bash began. “After Hurricane Sandy hit northeastern states in 2012, you voted no on the $50 billion relief package.”

“I know you supported a smaller version,” she continued. “But why should other senators vote for relief for your state when you didn’t vote for a package to help theirs?”

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“Oh, I’ve always voted for hurricane and disaster relief,” the Florida Republican protested. “I’ve even voted for it without pay-fors. What I didn’t vote for in Sandy is because they included a roof for a museum in Washington, d.c., for fisheries in Alaska. It had been loaded up with things that had nothing to do with disaster relief.”

“I would never put out there we should use a disaster relief package for Florida as a way to pay for all kinds of other things people want around the country,” he continued. “So I think that’s that’s the key at moments like this. In Sandy, unfortunately, they loaded it up, they really did, with a bunch of things that had nothing to do with Sandy. I voted for every disaster relief package especially that’s clean and I’ll continue to do so. When it comes to Florida, we’ll do that again and make sure the package is clean and doesn’t have stuff for other people in there.”

“I read the congressional research report and the roof was damaged.” Bash corrected him. “In any event, my question is about the future. Are you telling me that if Hurricane Ian relief contains anything that smells like pork, you’ll vote no?”

“Sure. I’ll fight against it having pork in it– that’s the key,” he responded.

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‘Thinly-Veiled Incitement to Violence and Overt Racism’: Trump’s Truth Social Post Sparks Outrage

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Donald Trump was permanently suspended from Twitter “due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” but on Friday night took his social media approach to his Truth Social website.

Trump accused Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell of having a “death wish” after a government shutdown was averted.

“Must immediately seek help and advise (sic) from his China loving wife, Coco Chow!” he said of Elaine Chao, who served in his cabinet for four years as Secretary of Transportation.

Trump’s post generated outrage online.

“Nothing to see here,” conservative lawyer George Conway tweeted. “Just a former president of the United States seeking to incite violence against the minority leader of the United States Senate and launching a racist verbal attack on the leader’s wife.”

Former federal prosecutor Shanlon Wu wrote, “Donald Trump using blatant racist tactics in his desperate attacks on McConnell by trying to ridicule Asian American former Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao’s name calling her ‘Coco Chow’ — [McConnell] and [GOP] should call him out and reject his racist hate — will they do it?”

“Hardly shocking that Trump would threaten Mitch McConnell by capitalizing the words ‘death wish’ — dog whistle invitation to Trump’s extremist supporters — same Trump who believed his own VP Pence deserved to be lynched by the angry Jan. 6 mob Trump incited to violence,” Wu added.

Janai Nelson, the president of the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, wrote, “I double dare all major media outlets to call this what it is: thinly-veiled incitement to violence and overt racism.”

Podcaster Fred Wellman said, “Elaine Chao was Trump’s Secretary of Transportation for 4 years and he just called her the ridiculously racist nickname ‘Coco Chow.’ Yes…you are a racist if you still support this broken *sshole.”

Jonah Goldberg, the editor-in-chief of The Dispatch, wrote, “Look, I think the gross bigotry, stupidity, dishonesty, and demagoguery of this is obvious on so many levels and I’m embarrassed for the country. But, because no one else will, I feel I have to point out he also misspelled advice.”

 

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Republicans suggest defunding Veteran Affairs even though it helps 9 million vets

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Republican legislators are starting to suggest defunding the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), the office founded in 1989 to assist with veteran needs. The VA assists with getting veterans mental and physical healthcare, educational opportunities, community support, and other everyday housing and living needs.

An Arizona legislator, captured on video participating in a mock congressional hearing, said he supported shutting down the department.

“That’s sort of what I’m thinking because … I hear no good stories. I had zero in my district,” the legislator said in a video posted by the far-right watchdog group Patriot Takes. “So I guess it’s a matter of us leading the fight to defund it.”

A second video, posted by the same account, showed Republican Florida Representative Matt Gaetz advocating for defunding the VA while speaking at an event held by FreedomWorks, a conservative and libertarian advocacy group.

“This is my question to the group. Is it savable? Why not abolish the VA, take all of the money that we are otherwise spending and go to an any willing provider system inside of our communities?” Gaetz says in the video. “And then, if people get bad care, they can vote with their feet and you don’t have a two-tier system of healthcare in this country with our veterans and then with everyone else.”

Generally speaking, Republican policies favor the privatization of all government functions, thinking that a “small government,” “free-market,” “for-profit” privatization provided by a corporation can solve any market ill.

In reality, if entire communities are deprived of VA access, U.S. military veterans will be left largely on their own to get their life needs met after military service. Those who lack money or transportation won’t be able to “vote with their feet” and find a local care provider to handle their specific issues… they’ll either have to spend massive amounts to get such essential care or just go without.

In late July, 41 Senate Republicans voted against a bill aimed at protecting veterans exposed to toxic materials during their military service. The legislation would have expanded care to 3.5 million veterans exposed to toxic burn pits. It would have also added 23 toxic and burn pit exposure-related illnesses to the VA database, Newsweek reported.

After massive blowback, Senate Republicans re-voted on the bill and helped it pass.

Patriot Takes posted the video hoping that it would encourage veterans and military members to vote in the upcoming mid-term elections.

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