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Gays Are ‘Condemned To Hell’ – None Have Made It To Heaven In 2000 Years Says GOP Lawmaker

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Tea Party Republican Congressman Steve King doesn’t care what the Pope says, he’s certain that homosexuality is a sin and no gay person has made it to heaven in 2000 years. 

Rep. Steve King is a devout Roman Catholic, but he really doesn’t care what the Pope has to say about gay people, because he answers to a higher authority – his re-election campaign.

The Iowa Congressman has served in the United States House of Representatives since 2003, and knows a thing or two about getting re-elected: attack the gays – something he’s been doing his entire congressional career, along with immigrants, women, abortion, stem cells, Hurricane Sandy victims, 

King’s never met a minority he liked, but bankers, well, that’s different.

LOOK: Steve King: ‘It’s wrong for us to compel pro-life people to pay taxes to fund abortion’

This week, King gave an interview to a local Iowa paper, The Jefferson Herald.

After discussing the Vatican’s initial document that called for a more “welcoming” approach to gay people, King, the paper reports, suggested “gays won’t make it to heaven.”

“I would say that what was a sin 2,000 years ago is a sin today, and we need to stick to that principle,” King said. “I’ll just say that what was a sin 2,000 years ago is a sin today, and people that were condemned to hell 2,000 years ago, I don’t expect to meet them should I make it to heaven. So let’s stick with that principle.”

But on matters such as co-habitation and divorce, which the Vatican also discussed at the Synod, King was far more tolerant.

King “declined to say whether he thought divorce or cohabitation are sins,” the Herald notes. “I think that I’ll not comment on that part,” King told them.

Let’s of course remember that the is the Steve King who just a few years ago declared same sex marriage to be a part of the socialist agenda to undermine “the foundations of individual rights and liberties.”

“Not only is it a radical social idea, it is a purely socialist concept in the final analysis,” King said.

 

Image by Mark Taylor via Flickr
Hat tip: Think Progress

 

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Ultra-Conservative GOP Congressman: “Keep Your Law Off My Body!”

Watch: Rep. Steve King: “Enemies” Of America: “Liberals, Progressives, Maoists, Socialists, Marxists…”

 

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Trump Press Secretary Warns of ‘A Lot of Fraud’ in Mail-In Voting – but Voted by Mail 11 Times in 10 Years

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Across a span of 10 years Kayleigh McEnany chose to vote by mail 11 times. Yet now that she is the Trump White House press secretary, the Florida native repeatedly rails against mail-in voting.

As The Tampa Bay Times reports, McEnany “has voted by mail in every Florida election she has participated in since 2010, according to a Tampa Bay Times review of her voting history. Most recently, she voted by mail in the state’s March 2020 presidential primary, just as Trump did after he made Florida his new permanent home.”

Sticking with her usual combative and misleading stance, McEnany attacked the Tampa Bay newspaper for its accurate reporting, in a statement packed with falsehoods.

“Absentee voting has the word absent in it for a reason. It means you’re absent from the jurisdiction or unable to vote in person. President Trump is against the Democrat plan to politicize the coronavirus and expand mass mail-in voting without a reason, which has a high propensity for voter fraud. This is a simple distinction that the media fails to grasp.”

But Florida does not have “absentee voting.” Anyone can request a mail-in ballot for any reason, or none.

There is an “infinitesimally small” percent of vote by mail fraud, studies show. The Brennan Center did the math: “Rounded to the seventh decimal point, that’s 0.0000001 percent of all votes cast.”

Contrary to claims by the President and his press secretary, Trump was in Florida, at Mar-a-Lago, this year on March 7, 8, and 9, and could have voted in the Florida primary in person if he wished, as the Sun Sentinel reported.

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US Breaks 100,000 Mark for Coronavirus Deaths

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At 1:02 PM the United States coronavirus death toll passed the 100,000 mark. It’s been just four months and eight days since the first case of the deadly virus was diagnosed in the U.S.

According to Johns Hopkins and NBC News, the death toll is now 100,012.

President Donald Trump spent months not taking action and downplaying the threat, then falsely claiming it would “disappear,” like a “miracle.”

A new study shows President Trump’s decision to cut off incoming traffic from China forced hundreds of thousands to enter the U.S. without being tested, likely resulting in the huge numbers of coronavirus infections. Trump repeated that deadly error when he shut down traffic from Europe.

The United States has more infections and more coronavirus deaths than any other nation, by far.

This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story will be updated, and NCRM will likely publish follow-up stories on this news. Stay tuned and refresh for updates.

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Larry Kramer, Author, Activist, ACT UP Founder Dead at 84

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Larry Kramer, the playwright, AIDS activist, author, public health advocate, and LGBTQ activist who founded GMHC (Gay Men’s Health Crisis) and later ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), is dead at 84.

The New York Times reports Kramer’s husband, David Webster, said he died of pneumonia.

Kramer was known as an outspoken activist who wielded hyperbole like a sword.

“One of America’s most valuable troublemakers,” Susan Sontag called him.

Even some of the officials Mr. Kramer accused of “murder” and “genocide” recognized that his outbursts were part of a strategy to shock the country into dealing with AIDS as a public-health emergency.

Kramer targeted Dr. Anthony Fauci, who today is seen as one of the few, if not only, federal government officials who will tell the American people some of the truth about the coronavirus pandemic.

The infectious-disease expect Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, longtime director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was one who got the message — after Mr. Kramer wrote an open letter published in The San Francisco Examiner in 1988 calling him a killer and “an incompetent idiot.”

“Once you got past the rhetoric,” Dr. Fauci said in an interview for this obituary, “you found that Larry Kramer made a lot of sense, and that he had a heart of gold.”

Among his works is “The Normal Heart,” an autobiographical play first produced Off-Broadway in 1985, and again in 2004. It was revived for Broadway in 2011.

Read the Times’ full obituary here.

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