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Theocratic Gay-Bashers Behind Lawsuit Against NY Marriage Equality

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The Plaintiffs seeking to have New York’s Marriage Equality Law overturned on procedural grounds believe, in their hallucinating dementedness, that they have a constitutional right and a divinely-inspired duty to impose their religious strictures against gay people on the whole population.

Given that Judge Robert B. Wiggins of the Livingston County, New York Supreme Court ruled that their lawsuit may go ahead on a restricted basis, we should all take a moment to remind ourselves of the character and mentality of these theocrats seeking to deprive gay-inclusive, gay-friendly New York families of their rights.

The Plaintiff with the lowest public profile is Rabbi Nathaniel S. Leiter. Rabbi Leiter — who as a Jew should understand and avoid the evil of fraudulent and malicious claims of a minority group that holds disproportionate power — devotes a whole page on his website to an explanation of how marriage equality in D.C. is part of a sinister plot. He refers to gay human beings as “deceptionist deviants” and says that political leaders in Washington will “ hire homosexualists, eventually allowing infiltration to the highest levels of their staff.” Never mind that Americans have already elected out gay people to elected office, including the out gay (and Jewish) Barney Frank.

Reverend Duane Motley of the so-called New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms would not know the Constitution if his wife ripped it up into little pieces and poured milk over them for his breakfast. Here is what Motley has to say about Legislators of faith that vote for equality:  “I think what they’re doing, they’re putting politics before their faith, they left their bibles at home when they came to work. That’s wrong and if you’re a Christian, you’re a Christian all the time. We don’t need part-time Christians.”

Then there is Reverend Jason J. McGuire, who, during the week that the Marriage Equality Act passed, declared that what was “missing” from the debate was his insane belief that a gay person can successfully pray to Jesus and thereby be made heterosexual. Reverend McGuire is a party to the lawsuit against equality because he thinks he was not given enough time to convince elected officials that same sex marriage should not pass because all anybody has to do is pray to Jesus and they will be made heterosexual. Rabbi Leiter and Reverends Motley and McGuire are odd bedfellows in this lawsuit, as in private, the Rabbi most likely scorns the Christians for their religious beliefs and the Reverends most likely think that the Rabbi will spend an eternity in hell if he does not accept Jesus. Yet, all three are nasty, theocratic anti-gay bigots, so they are able to get along.

Liberty Counsel’s genius attorney Lena Lindevaldsen, who brought this suit against equality for the Plaintiffs, says with a straight face that Satan arranges all homosexual love matches. Recent news reports have stated that Judge Wiggins dismissed the whole case that the theocrats brought against Attorney General Eric Schneiderman; what they do not mention is that it was not legally possible to bring this case against him. That is to say, Lindevaldsen was too ignorant of the law even to understand against whom this case could be brought. Where she made allegations involving Governor Cuomo’s use of a message of necessity, she also was displaying her ignorance, as a Governor’s certified facts accompanying a message of necessity are by law not subject to judicial review.

Where this gang of theocratic political gay bashers struck pay-dirt was in getting their case reviewed and decided by the honorary theocratic gay basher Judge Wiggins. One of the reasons Wiggins should have written his Decision without bias and political propaganda — besides, of course, that the Rules of Judicial Conduct say that that is what a judge should do — is that when he writes about a baseless allegation but sides with the Plaintiffs while scolding the Defendants, he awakens a suspicion that he could be in collusion with the Plaintiffs. Though professional ethics should have precluded Wiggins’s editorializing against a Governor’s certified facts in his Decision, he did so. Judge Wiggins believes that the theocratic professional political gay bashers should have had more time to try to perpetuate the injustices that gay New Yorkers were experiencing through marriage discrimination.

Wiggins even found Governor Cuomo guilty of “arm-twisting” to get the Marriage Equality Law passed.  Is it not a remarkable thing that although the U.S. legal system considers that a defendant is innocent until proven guilty, Judge Wiggins found Governor Cuomo guilty of “arm-twisting,” though there was no trial pertaining to that charge? And here is the interesting thing about this “arm twisting” charge against Cuomo and the forces of equality; on June 14, the Reverends McGuire and Motley sent the Republican New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos a vicious, gay-bashing letter telling him that if the Marriage Equality Act passed, “the pound of flesh will come from the Republican majority.” The same obnoxious monsters that sent Skelos that letter are complaining in a lawsuit that they were not given enough access to lawmakers. Were you Senator Skelos, would you  want to meet with bullying theocratic lobbyists that had sent you such a crude, threatening letter with a reference to classic anti-Semitism?  “The pound of flesh will come from the Republican majority.” These same God-fearing hypocrites are now running around trumpeting Judge Wiggins’s lying political propaganda that Governor Cuomo is guilty of arm-twisting to get the Marriage Equality Act passed.

A Bronx cheer please.

 

New York City- based novelist and freelance writer Scott Rose’s LGBT- interest by- line has appeared on Advocate .com, PoliticusUSA .com, The New York Blade, Queerty .com, Girlfriends and in numerous additional venues. Among his other interests are the arts, boating and yachting, wine and food, travel, poker and dogs. His “Mr. David Cooper’s Happy Suicide” is about a New York City advertising executive assigned to a condom account.

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Trump Team’s Efforts to Rein Him ‘Wilted’ in Waco as He Invoked ‘Retribution and Violence’: Report

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Any hope that Donald Trump’s new re-election team may have had that they could steer him into running a more conventional campaign appears to have been swept aside as he used his first major rally to whip up the crowd with a litany of grievances and personal attacks.

According to the Guardian’s David Smith, during Trump’s appearance in Waco late Saturday, the former president used his speech to “invoke retribution and violence” at his perceived enemies, with attacks on Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) who might possibly challenge him for the Republican Party’s 2024 presidential nomination.

As Smith wrote, “Efforts by Trump’s team to steer a more conventional, disciplined candidacy have wilted in recent days as the 76-year-old unleashed words and images that – even by his provocative standards – are unusually dehumanising, menacing and dangerous,” before adding nothing the past week Trump used “increasingly racist rhetoric as he launched ever more personal attacks against Alvin Bragg, the Manhattan district attorney, raising fears that supporters could try to lash out on his behalf. Trump even shared an image of himself holding a baseball bat next to a picture of Bragg.”

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According to the Guardian report, “Wearing a dark jacket, white shirt and no tie, he said: ‘I got bad publicity and my poll numbers have gone through the roof – would you explain this to me … It gets so much publicity that the case actually gets adjudicated in the press and people see it’s bullshit.'”

The former president also, once again, called his 2024 run the “final battle.”

“Our opponents have done everything they can to crush our spirit and to break our will. But they failed. They’ve only made us stronger. And 2024 is the final battle, it’s going to be the big one. You put me back in the White House, their reign will be over and America will be a free nation once again,” he told the crowd.

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Trump Desperate to Keep Any Possible Criminal Evidence From Supreme Court: Legal Expert

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Donald Trump’s decision to allow one of his lawyers to speak before a grand jury on Friday morning, instead of appealing all the way to the Supreme Court, may have been made out of fear of what the justices on the nation’s highest court might see if they reviewed the case.

According to MSNBC legal analyst Lisa Rubin, under normal circumstances, the former president would have dragged out a legal fight over attorney-client privilege that would have kept attorney Evan Corcoran from testifying under oath about Trump’s possession of government documents at his Mar-a-Lago resort that led to the FBI showing up with a warrant.

As Rubin notes, the fact that Trump let Corcoran testify over three hours raised eyebrows.

“For one, yes, it is indeed unusual, if not unheard of, for a lawyer to be litigating against a party one day and then testifying under court-ordered examination by that same party the next one,” she wrote before suggesting Trump and his legal team were looking at the long game when he might need the predominantly conservative Supreme Court to lend him a helping hand.

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Writing, “Trump has made clear he believes this Supreme Court — controlled by conservative justices, three of whom he appointed — owes him one,” she added, “My hunch is that Trump’s team let Corcoran’s testimony happen because of what’s likely involved in any request to pause, much less, review a crime-fraud-related ruling: the evidence.”

“Put another way, if Trump had petitioned the Supreme Court to stay Corcoran’s testimony and document production, the justices would have seen some, if not all, of what Judge Howell and the three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit have already reviewed: proof that Trump misled Corcoran and engaged in criminal conduct,” she elaborated.

Rubin went on to note that Trump would likely appeal any conviction to the Supreme Court, writing, “And for someone whose one last hope, if he is ultimately charged or tried by any of the multiple entities now investigating him, is that same Supreme Court, letting the justices see evidence of his alleged crimes now would be a bridge too far.”

“Trump can’t afford to lose the Supreme Court yet,” she suggested.

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No TX Congressional Republican Will Say If They’re Attending Trump’s Rally in Waco – Will He Have Trouble Filling Seats?

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Donald Trump‘s Saturday campaign rally in Waco, Texas, falls during the 30th anniversary of the 51-day siege that community is known for, when 86 people died after a failed ATF raid on an anti-government religious cult suspected of illegally stockpiling firearms amid allegations of sexual abuse, statutory rape, and polygamy.

Experts have been warning for a week that Trump’s choice of Waco, synonymous with violent anti-government extremism, was no accident. His rhetoric this week, including most recently Friday when he warned of “potential death & destruction” should he be indicted, has been seen as encouraging violence.

NCRM was among the first news outlets to report experts’ concerns over Trump’s choice to hold a rally in Waco during the 30th anniversary of the deadly siege.

Not a single congressional Republican from Texas will say they are attending, nor has the town’s GOP mayor, according to a report from Insider, which contacted over two dozen Republican lawmakers and other elected officials.

“None of the 30 Texas Republicans Insider contacted about the event said they were going,” Insider reveals.

“Most of the 30 GOP members contacted about Donald Trump’s inaugural visit to the site of a 30-year-old standoff between cult leader David Koresh and federal authorities did not respond to requests for comment about whether they intended to rally with the scandal-plagued candidate and perhaps say a few kind words,” Insider reports.

“Rep. Pete Sessions, a Waco native who now represents the surrounding 17th congressional district, praised Trump for shining a light on his hometown but said he’d have to miss the spectacle,” Insider adds. “Aides to Rep. Troy Nehls, one of the four House Republicans from Texas who have formally backed Trump’s 2024 run, told Insider he wouldn’t be heading to Waco because of a prior commitment in Washington, DC, this weekend.”

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Meanwhile, in addition to guest list challenges – the campaign refused to tell Insider who the guest speakers will be – Trump may have trouble filling seats.

Mary Trump, the ex-president’s niece who opposes him, has been running a campaign to get anti-Trump Americans to “sign up” for tickets to the Saturday rally, in the hopes of being able to turn away supporters.

“Donald has a rally in Waco this Saturday,” she also said via Twitter. “It’s a ploy to remind his cult of the infamous Waco siege of 1993, where an anti-government cult battled the FBI. Scores of people died. He wants the same violent chaos to rescue him from justice.”

“But we can stop him. If we book the 50,000+ venue, we can make sure most of the seats are empty when the traitor takes the stage,” she said. “We can no longer fail to hold powerful men accountable for their crimes against our country.”

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