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Gays Are Going To Hell Says State’s Expert Witness In Michigan Marriage Trial

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The state of Michigan could not have done the LGBT community a bigger favor than it did by forming its expert witness list in the case that will decide the future of marriage for the people of the Great Lakes State. Michigan’s Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette, who is defending the state’s 2004 ban on same-sex marriage, has put together an embarrassing case, and it showed this week.

Michigan’s first expert witness, a law student from Yale University who has written extensively against same-sex marriage was barred from even testifying by the judge in the case, DeBoer v. Snyder, for the simple fact that he’s still a student. “Someone else is still grading your papers,” Ken Mogill, an attorney for April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse told the court. Judge Bernard Friedman agreed.

Another expert witness, Mark Regnerus, had his fatally-flawed “study” that was designed to prove children of same-sex couples fare worse than their peers raise by different-sex couples decimated. It didn’t, and his study and reputation took severe lickings. Another embarrassment for the State. And a worse embarrassment for Regnerus, who exited the witness stand after three hours of testimony only to learn his own university denounced his research in two public statements posted on the University of Texas’ website.

LOOK: Read What Mark Regnerus Just Said In Court About Kids Of Same-Sex Couples

Then yesterday, the State put on the stand NOM-linked Canadian university economist Douglas Allen, who similarly has authored an anti-gay parenting “study” which is full of holes and based on a predisposed anti-gay bias.

“Is it accurate that you believe the consequence of engaging in homosexual acts is a separation from God and eternal damnation?” Ken Mogill asked Professor Allen. “In other words, they’re going to hell.”

“Without repentance, yes,” Allen replied.

Kind of takes the “expert” out of “witness.”

 

Image via Jayne Rowse’s Facebook Page

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THE IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS

‘None Whatsoever’: US Diplomat Burns to the Ground Trump Lie That Joe Biden’s Actions Are ‘Corrupt’

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President Donald Trump’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, George Kent, in bombshell testimony Wednesday destroyed the president’s lie that Joe Biden’s actions, especially toward Ukraine, are “corrupt.”

Asked if there any factual basis to support Trump’s allegations, Kent replied: “None whatsoever.”

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THE IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS

Taylor Staffer Overheard Trump Impatiently Asking Sondland About ‘The Investigations’ Day After Infamous July 25 Call

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The acting ambassador to Ukraine said he has learned since his closed-door testimony that President Donald Trump appeared keenly interested in the status of an investigation into Joe Biden by Ukraine.

Bill Taylor, the president’s top diplomat in Ukraine, testified Wednesday that he learned last week from a staffer, after he was deposed in a closed-door hearing, about an incident that took place a day after Trump’s call to his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky.

“Last Friday, a member of my staff told me of events that occurred on July 26,” Taylor testified.

Taylor was visiting the front of Ukraine’s war with Russia at the time with Kurt Volker, then a special envoy to the country, and a member of the ambassador’s staff accompanied EU ambassador Gordon Sondland to a meeting with Andrey Yermak, an aide to Zelensky.

“Following that meeting, in the presence of my staff at a restaurant, Ambassador Sondland called President Trump and told him of his meetings in Kyiv,” Taylor testified. “The member of my staff could hear President Trump on the phone, asking Ambassador Sondland about ‘the investigations.’”

“Ambassador Sondland told President Trump that the Ukrainians were ready to move forward,” Taylor added.

Taylor’s staff member asked Sondland what the president thought about Ukraine, and the acting ambassador was troubled by his State Department colleague’s response.

“Ambassador Sondland responded that President Trump cares more about the investigations of Biden, which Giuliani was pressing for,” Taylor testified. “At the time I gave my deposition on October 22, I was not aware of this information. I am including it here for completeness.”

Taylor said he first reported that new information through the State Department’s legal adviser, and then through attorneys for both House Republicans and Democrats.

 

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Nunes Promotes Debunked Conspiracy Theories: Democrats Colluded With Russia and Are ‘Culpable’ of ‘Malfeasance’ in Ukraine

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Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-CA) in his opening remarks on the first day of public witness testimony in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, charged House Democrats with wholly debunked conspiracy theories. Among them, that Democrats – not Donald Trump – colluded with Russia, and Ukraine, not Russia, attacked the 2016 U.S. elections. Also, that Democrats, not President Trump, committed wrongdoing against Ukraine.

So, Nunes is claiming (falsely) that Democrats both colluded with Ukraine and attacked Ukraine (video below.)

“Democrats have a long habit of accusing Republicans of offenses they, themselves, are committing,” Nunes claimed. “For years they accused the Trump campaign of colluding with Russia when they themselves were colluding with Russia by funding and spreading the Steele Dossier that relied on Russian sources. And now they accuse President Trump of malfeasance in Ukraine, when they, themselves, are culpable. The Democrats cooperated in Ukrainian election meddling,” Nunes charged.

Literally every word is a lie.

Remember that the U.S. Intelligence Community unanimously decreed that Russia attacked the 2016 U.S  elections. That fact was once again proven during the Mueller investigation, and in the Mueller Report. There is literally zero proof of Nunes’ claims.

Nunes, who may be best remembered for his dramatic dark of night visit to the White House in 2017, where he was given information by the Trump administration only to claim it was from a secret source. That information was falsely framed to suggest (wrongly) the Obama administration had illegally investigated the Trump campaign.

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