A top Christian anti-gay activistâ€™s latest manifesto for money claims that gay rights advances will transform American democracy into the â€œtotalitarianismâ€ of Hitlerâ€™s Germany.Â Tony Perkins, head of the anti-gay hate group Family Research Council, sent an email blast to supporters last night, titled, â€œThuggery, Persecution, Bullyingâ€¦ are you next on their list?â€
In the email, Perkins accuses LGBT rights advocates of â€œThuggery,â€ â€œTyranny,â€ â€œAnti-Christian persecution,â€ and â€œBullying.â€
Itâ€™s a manifesto filled with falsehoods.
Thuggery. Thatâ€™s what it was, plain and simple â€” when Mozilla fired CEO Brendan Eich after just two-and-a-half weeks . . . after they learned heâ€™d given a donation in support of traditional marriage through Proposition 8 in California . . . five years prior.
Mozilla confirmed that Eich resigned. And they knew, as did all of America since it was reported in a top U.S. newspaper in 2010, that Eich had contributed to Prop 8, but promoted him despite that knowledge.
Tyranny. Thatâ€™s what it was when Senior Master Sergeant Philip Monk declined to support homosexual â€œmarriageâ€ â€” and found himself relieved of his duties. It used to be â€œDonâ€™t Ask, Donâ€™t Tellâ€ for homosexuals; now it applies to Christians â€” while homosexuality is championed.
Ford explains thatÂ â€œthe case is not about his beliefs about marriage or homosexuality, but about his willingness to follow his commanderâ€™s instructions and enforce military policy. It doesnâ€™t matter that Monkâ€™s commanding officer was a lesbian or that her opinion on marriage equality differs from his. Furthermore, he wasnâ€™t â€œfired,â€ he was simply reassigned, and he even admits that he was due for a reassignmentÂ andÂ that his new position is commensurate with his rank and experience. What he is worried about is whether heâ€™ll receive a Meritorious Service Medal heâ€™d been recommended for â€” before he apparently refused to follow his commanderâ€™s orders.â€
Bullying. Thatâ€™s exactly what the homosexual group GLAAD did to HGTV to force them to cancel the new reality show â€œFlip-it Forwardâ€ with David and Jason Benham because they are Christians who have spoken in favor of natural marriage.
As we all know, both Brendan Eich and the Benham Brothers lost their gigs because of grassroots activism by Americans who said, â€œEnough!â€ Americans no longer are willing to support, or even turn a blind eye, to anti-gay discrimination, and those who practice it have indeed been put on notice.
Perkins claims that the Employment non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) â€œwould strip Americans of their religious liberties,â€ and â€œwill grant special rights and privileges, special power over an employerâ€™s religious convictions, to an entire group of people â€” simply because of their preference for a certain type of sexual activity.â€
You no longer enjoy freedom of speech, freedom of religion, or freedom of association. The First Amendment is dead to you â€” because of your biblical views on the sin of homosexuality.
If the federal government can coerce you to comply with its views . . . cooperate with its policies . . . contribute to its plans for the transformation of America . . .
. . . well, sadly, this looks more and more like totalitarianism. We only have to look back to 1930 in Germany, or the USSR in the 1950s, to see what happens when leaders impose a totalitarian state on the people.
It doesnâ€™t start at the end of a gun barrel. It starts small and silent. It starts with a line of type in a seemingly innocuous bill submitted in a legislative session. It starts with the elites mocking those who would dare warn of the logical conclusions of their deceptively labeled legislation. But it builds. And the other end of this story is that people â€” even hearing about the possibility of an ENDA-type law being passed â€” shrink back, fall silent, decline to step up and speak their mind. They give up their freedom of speech, of religion, of assembly, to â€œavoid trouble.â€
Of course, the entire purpose of Tony Perkinsâ€™ falsehoods is to get innocent Americans who just donâ€™t know better and believe whatever is put in front of them, without question, to fork over their hard-earned and hard-saved cash.
According toÂ Charity Navigator, the Family Research Council gets just four out of five stars. The FRC hides its Board Members, Audited Financials, and Form 990 on its website. It spends more than 14 percent of its income â€” which is more than $14 million â€” on fundraising. And its president, Tony Perkins, makes about $170,000 a year.
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Georgia Republicans Push Bill Banning All Government Mandates of ‘Any Vaccination’ Including in Public Schools
Georgia Senate Republicans are pushing a bill that would end any requirements for any vaccinations by any state or local government agency or office in the Peach State, including vaccines for children entering public school.
The bill also bans any government agency from requiring private companies or entities from requiring any proof of any vaccination.
The bill, SB 345, was filed on January 14 with five original co-sponsors. It now has 17, including state Senator Jeff Mullis, whose campaign website prominently features photos of him with former Vice President Mike Pence, and former President Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump, Jr.
“No agency shall require proof of any vaccination of any person as a condition of providing any service or access to any facility, issuing any license, permit, or other type of authorization, or performing any duty of such agency,” the bill’s text reads in part.
Georgia State Law law professor Anthony Michael Kreis posted Georgia’s school vaccine requirements, suggesting those would be optional were the bill to become law.
Legislation has been introduced in the Georgia Senate with to ban any public entity from requiring *any* vaccination as a precondition for services or facility access, wiping out the preexisting standards. #gapol https://t.co/uKg5Y85T71 pic.twitter.com/TsyljBC10x
— Anthony Michael Kreis (@AnthonyMKreis) January 24, 2022
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“It’s a great asset – more inflation. What a stupid son of a bitch,” President Biden appeared to say sarcastically.
At the end of a Biden photo op, when reporters shouted Q’s hoping he’d respond, Fox’s Peter Doocy asked, “Do you think inflation is a political liability in the midterms?” Biden deadpanned: “It’s a great asset—more inflation. What a stupid son of a bitch.” pic.twitter.com/Tt4ZVz5Ynj
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“My office is now getting calls from folks who say they watch Tucker Carlson and are upset that we’re not siding with Russia in its threats to invade Ukraine, and who want me to support Russia’s ‘reasonable’ positions,” writes Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ).
For nearly three years during the Obama administration, Malinowski served as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. He now sits on the House’s Committee on Foreign Affairs, Committee on Homeland Security, and Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism.
For years Tucker Carlson has been advancing Russian propaganda, as he did here in November of 2019, only to be forced to walk back his comments later that same evening.
“Why shouldn’t I root for Russia? Which I am.”
– Tucker Carlson, Nov. 25, 2019pic.twitter.com/6cjRnjk5uW
— David Badash (@davidbadash) January 24, 2022
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“We’ve been trying to tell you for years now this was happening. The Republican Party and its growing authoritarianism sides with Putin, Orbán, and illiberalism everywhere,” he continues. “It’s an international movement and this Ukraine situation only makes that more clear.”
Propaganda and political warfare historian and former NATO civilian official Mark R. Jacobson adds: “This is exactly how Russian disinformation/subversion works – they put out a talking point to advance their foreign policy goals & a set of perfidious pundits parrot the point.”
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