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Anti-Gay Pastor And Likely GOP Congressman Quotes Gay Icon, Pretends Thomas Jefferson Said It

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Pastor Jody Hice, one of the most right-wing virulently anti-gay, anti-women, “religious” Republicans seeking a seat in Congress, just can’t get his quotes straight.

Jody Hice (image, right), who recently won his Republican primary, likely won’t have a hard time winning the open Congressional seat in November. The seat is in Georgia.

Hice first came to national attention when it was discovered he believes gay people have a secret plot to seduce and sodomize America’s sons and thinks same-sex marriage is akin to bestiality and incest. Hice has even compared abortion to the genocide waged by Adolph Hitler.

Clearly, facts are challenging for the Bible-thumping Tea Party pastor whose own 501(c)(3) non-profit airs his daily radio program, a troubling likely conflict of IRS regulations. But Hice couldn’t care less — he’s a founding member of the Pulpit Freedom movement that refuses to honor IRS rules that state tax-exempt organizations like churches cannot become overly political.

Meanwhile, Buzzfeed’s Andrew Kaczynski yesterday noticed yet another challenge Hice has with facts.

Nearly Every Founding Fathers’ Quote Shared By A Likely Future Congressman Is Fake,” Kaczynski writes, pointing to ten quotes Hice has attributed to various Founding Fathers, but in reality were never uttered by them. 

“Take this quote that Hice attributes to Jefferson,” Kaczynski suggests. “That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves,” Hice claims, is by Thomas Jefferson. 

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Wrong.

“The Thomas Jefferson Foundation said it has ‘not found this particular statement in his writings’ and Henry David Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience is the real source of the quotation,” Kaczynski writes.

Henry David Thoreau of course, is an American icon who is strongly believed to have been gay, and was at the forefront of the transcendentalist movement, which abhors organized religion. Thoreau was also something of an anarchist.

The Buzzfeed piece also offers Hice “misquoting” Jefferson, Patrick Henry, Ben Franklin, George Washington, and John Quincy Adams. And by “misquoting,” Buzzfeed means, “fake,” they never, ever said or wrote those words.

Why is this a big deal? Because we will have in Congress yet another Tea Party radical who will be operating with a false understanding of what our Founding Fathers intended. 

Hice is a religious zealot who very easily could become a dangerous force in Congress. 

Want more proof? Listen to Hice’s radio show, or watch this campaign video:

 

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‘Streets Will Run Red With Blood’: Trump-Loving Senator Mocked for Ad Bragging She’s ‘More Conservative Than Attila the Hun’

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A Republican U.S. Senator is being mocked and disparaged for her new TV ad which touts her “100% Trump voting record” and positions her as “more conservative than Attila the Hun.”

Kelly Loeffler of Georgia, who was appointed in January, is running to keep her seat. Her main opponent is Republican Congressman Doug Collins.

The ad says she’s “the most conservative Senator in America.”

The ad “jokes” about murdering journalists and political opponents.

Loeffler is no stranger to controversy.

The Dept. of Justice closed its investigation into Loeffler’s coronavirus stock trading scandal in May. She is the owner of the Atlanta Dream professional basketball team and has been criticized for opposing the Black Lives Matter movement.

Now her new ad is drawing criticism, too.

 

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Whistleblower Outs Kushner for COVID Task Force Failures: ‘Organized Crime Melded With Lord of the Flies’

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A former member of the White House coronavirus task force explained why he blew the whistle on what he saw as deadly incompetence within the group.

Max Kennedy, Jr. — the 26-year-old grandson of Robert F. Kennedy — told The New Yorker that he initially agreed to join the task force that was being put together by White House adviser Jared Kushner because of the serious nature of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“But it was such an unprecedented time,” he explained to The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer. “It didn’t seem political—it seemed larger than the Administration.”

Kennedy recalled being shocked because a skeleton crew of unpaid task force volunteers were forced to use their personal laptops and email accounts to track down medical supplies.

“It was the number of people who show up to an after-school event, not to run the greatest crisis in a hundred years,” he observed. “It was such a mismatch of personnel. It was one of the largest mobilization problems ever. It was so unbelievably colossal and gargantuan. The fact that they didn’t want to get any more people was so upsetting.”

Kennedy said that one political appointee on the task force, Brad Smith, urged him to create a model that predicted a maximum of 100,000 deaths because existing scientific models were “too severe.”

“I don’t know the first thing about disease modeling,” Kennedy told Smith before declining the task.

Volunteers were also urged to pay close attention to Fox News host Jeanine Pirro and to ship medical supplies to her favored hospitals, Kennedy said.

Kennedy remembered Kushner stopping by the office with “an air of self-importance” on several occasions and promising to fix problems.

“But I never saw a single thing that Kushner promised change,” he said.

After quitting the position in April, Kennedy decided to defy a non-disclosure agreement by blowing the whistle in a complaint to Congress.

“I just couldn’t sleep,” he remarked. “I was so distressed and disturbed by what I’d seen.”

Kennedy said that the task force “was like a family office meets organized crime, melded with ‘Lord of the Flies.’ It was a government of chaos.”

“If you see something that might be illegal, and cause thousands of civilian lives to be lost, a person has to speak out,” he insisted.

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‘Huge Big WTF’: Experts Scorch CDC for Deleting New Guidance Revealing Coronavirus Is Airborne

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday quietly updated its official coronavirus guidance to reveal the pathogen is airborne, and can stay in the air at distances greater than six feet.

Few noticed the change but CNN reported it over the weekend.

“There is growing evidence that droplets and airborne particles can remain suspended in the air and be breathed in by others, and travel distances beyond 6 feet (for example, during choir practice, in restaurants, or in fitness classes),” the update read.

That updated guidance has now been deleted, as Harvard professor and former DHS official Juliette Kayyam noted.

She later noted CDC added a note to the page, claiming the update (which is critical information for everyone around the world) was a draft version.

Related: ‘People Need to Go to Prison’: CNN Analyst Blasts Trump Admin Hiding Coronavirus Is Airborne at More Than 6 Feet

“A draft version of proposed changes to these recommendations was posted in error to the agency’s official website. CDC is currently updating its recommendations regarding airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). Once this process has been completed, the update language will be posted.”

Here’s how some experts are responding:

Award-winning medical science writer covering the pandemic for the New York Times:

Epidemiologist, Visiting Scientist at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health:

Ex-Obama health care head:

Founder and CEO of Advancing Health Equity, former Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at NYU School of Medicine:

Physician, Health Policy Researcher, NBC and MSNBC contributor:

Molecular Biologist, and President of the Federation of American Scientists:

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Kayyem adds this:

 

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