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Laura Ingraham: Being Against Gay Marriage Is Not Being Anti-Gay Or Judging

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Fox News guest host Laura Ingraham is totally supporting Mike Huckabee today, but insists that being against same-sex marriage is not being anti-gay and has nothing to do with judging anyone. 

On her radio show today, conservative Tea Party pundit and recent ABC News contributor Laura Ingraham talked about Mike Huckabee’s threat to leave the GOP if the Party doesn’t fight same-sex marriage. While she spoke in support of him, she attempted to soften her stance. 

According to Ingraham, being against the right of same-sex couples to marry doesn’t make someone anti-gay. And being against the right of same-sex couples to marry doesn’t mean someone is judging other people.

Having totally not squared that circle, Ingraham then suggests she might open to same-sex marriage as long as it can be proven that “it’s ultimately about what’s best for the children” and has a long history of working.

“What do we know definitively works, and worked, and what is still an unknown, what did [our country] historically believe?”

Which is like saying you’re totally up for changing your hatred of chocolate as long as someone can prove that for centuries it has tasted like vanilla.

“To say that you’re for traditional marriage doesn’t say that you’re anti-gay people or you don’t like gay people… nobody’s saying that.”

But Ingraham also says she thinks “it’s a huge mistake” for Republicans to ignore social issues.

And she lamented the role the judiciary has in America — a role the Founding Fathers created, by the way.

“Courts continue to overdue the will of the people,” Ingraham told her listeners, “and act as super-legislatures, and disregard the will of people in what — 33 states still?”

“If we’re going to redefine a social institution, as the courts clearly have done… at least you have to act like you care.”

The segment closes with Ingraham reading on-air a listener’s email: “Laura, how long before my faith becomes a hate crime?,” the reader asks. 

“That’s a great question,” Ingraham answers, ginning up her base.

“In a ‘tolerant’ society,” she asks, “how tolerant are we?”

How “tolerant” have anti-gay Christians been of the LGBT immunity for decades?

There’s an answer.

 

Hat tip and audio: Media Matters

 

 

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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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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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