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White Sox Host LGBT Pride Night – Anti-Gay Fans Demand ‘Straight Pride Night’

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After baseball’s Chicago White Sox announced an LGBT Pride Night on their Facebook page, anti-gay fans demanded “equality” be “across the board” – with a separate (but “equal”) Straight Pride Night.

Anti-equality activists are up in arms over the Chicago White Sox’s August 16 LGBT Pride Night event, a benefit for LGBT civil rights group Equality Illinois — a fact clearly lost on many.

On July 28, the So posted this image to their Facebook page. And the anti-gay comments quickly began.

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“What does sexual orientation have to do with baseball?,” one Facebook fan demanded to know. “Why have a special sporting event in honor of any sexual orientation?”

“When is the Straight Pride night going to be?,” another insisted. “If it’s all about equality then let’s make it across the board.”

“When is white male night?,” one fan asked sardonically. “Do we really need an event for every belief and ethnicity?”

“Hmm… Hey Sox, how about straight, Christian night? That might be a stretch for you….”

“This is ridiculous, and so unnecessary,” cried another. “It is preposterously over the top. There is no call or reason for this. Why does an MLB team need to have a night calling attention to people’s sexual choice and preference?”

“SMH…” wrote another. “What people do behind closed doors should stay behind closed doors and not be on parade for the general public.”

“I am an avid supporter of the White Sox… but not this It goes against my moral fiber.”

Another poster asked, “Shouldn’t who we are in the bedroom with be a private matter? I don’t understand why people feel they need to shout from the mountain top what there preference in bed is. Just my opinion ….”

“Did the White Sox have a Christian Pride Night??? Or Evangelical Pride Night??? It supposed to be Equality or not??,” another demanded to know.

So a fan responded.

“There is a Faith and Fellowship Night…2 of them actually. May 28 and August 27.”

Oops.

The Huffington Post notes that the poster on Facebook “predictably, brought out the bigots who are once again here to remind us how backwards some people in America still are when it comes to issues of power and privilege.”

And clearly, some fans do need a few lessons in equality, power, and privilege. And someone to tell them that being LGBT is no more about sex than being straight is.

Enter Todd Sigeti, who offered this wise insight.

Hey, look… it’s a bunch of people whining because a baseball team is holding a night for people who aren’t liked by an ignorant section of a religion. I don’t see any whining about Jewish Heritage Nights, or Latino Heritage Nights, etc. Why should this be any different?And to those “Where is straight pride night” people… come back to me when you can point out a time when straight people were persecuted and alienated because of their orientation. I’ll give you a hint and save you time: IT’S NEVER HAPPENED. EVER.You jerks are an absolute disgrace to humanity.

Others weighted in with their support.

“Proud of the Cell for doing this. Thank you White Sox. I’m a straight, heterosexual married male who supports LGBT marriage equality. #HRC

“Glad to see my favorite team on the right side of this issue. Good Job Sox!”

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Hat tip: Huffington Post

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REVEALED: Kushner Firm Built Coronavirus Website Trump Promised Google Was Building

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More details about Donald Trump administration’s haphazard response to the COVID-19 pandemic were revealed in a bombshell new report published by The Atlantic on Monday evening.

“On March 13, President Donald Trump promised Americans they would soon be able to access a new website that would ask them about their symptoms and direct them to nearby coronavirus testing sites. He said Google was helping. That wasn’t true,” The Atlantic reported.

“But in the following days, Oscar Health—a health-insurance company closely connected to Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner—developed a government website with the features the president had described. A team of Oscar engineers, project managers, and executives spent about five days building a stand-alone website at the government’s request, an Oscar spokesperson told The Atlantic. The company even dispatched two employees from New York to meet in person with federal officials in Washington, D.C., the spokesperson said. Then the website was suddenly and mysteriously scrapped,” the magazine reported.

“The full extent of Oscar’s work on the project has not been previously reported. The partnership between the administration and the firm suggests that Kushner may have mingled his family’s business interests with his political interests and his role in the administration’s coronavirus response,” The Atlantic noted. “The ad hoc nature of Kushner’s task force has already collided with federal laws. Oscar’s involvement deepens Kushner’s ethics and conflict-of-interest problems.”

 

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‘That’s a 9/11’: US Coronavirus Deaths Just Surged to 3000 – Americans React

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Overnight coronavirus deaths in the U.S. surged, increasing by 565 to over 3000. There have now been 3148 coronavirus deaths in America, as the total number of confirmed cases grew by almost 20,000 to 163,479.

Americans are struggling to grasp what lies ahead. On Monday coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx revealed the federal government now predicts the best case scenario will be 100,000 to 200,000 COVID-19 deaths.

President Trump declared if the number comes in at 100,000 he will have done “a very good job.”

Here’s how some are reacting to today’s devastating news.

 

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‘Read Our Bibles’: Coronavirus Press Briefing Goes Off the Rails as My Pillow Founder Showers Religious Praise on Trump

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For weeks President Donald Trump has been holding daily campaign and pep rallies masquerading as public service coronavirus press briefings, but Monday’s event went even further off the rails as the President invited business leaders to push their products and efforts to address the nation’s dire medical and supply shortages and virus mitigation efforts.

One of the president’s invited guests, the 58-year old Christian conservative founder of the My Pillow company, took full advantage of the presidential podium in the Rose Garden to advance his religious and political agenda.

“God gave us grace on November 8, 2016, to change the course we were on,” Mike Lindell, declaring Trump’s election as being from God, said to the nation during the nationally-televised program. “God had been taken out of our schools and lives, a nation had turned its back on God. I encourage you to use this time at home to get back in the word. Read our Bibles and spend time with our families.”

“Our president gave us so much hope just a few short months ago we had the best economy, the lowest unemployment, and wages going up. It was amazing. With our great president, vice president, and this administration and all the great people in the country praying daily, we will get through this and back to a place that’s stronger and safer than ever,” Lindell declared.

Trump told reporters he did not know Lindell was going to do that “but he’s a friend of mine.”

The President also praised Lindell, saying: “Boy do you sell those pillows.”

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