An uber-conservative Christian law firm affiliated with Michele Bachmann has filed a brief warning that same-sex marriage leads to marriage between humans and animals.
Unbeknownst to the vast majority of Americans, there are several multi-million dollar Christian law firms that traipseÂ the country attempting to shift the directionÂ of the nation’s valuesÂ â€“ to the right.
Recently, the Alliance Defending Freedom became a household name, after it filed an embarrassingly ridiculous lawsuit against a tiny Idaho town on behalf of two Christian ministers who own a wedding chapel. The ADF claimed their clients could be subject to hundreds of thousandsÂ of dollars in fines and jail time if they refused to marry a same-sex couple. The city repeatedly told them they were wrong but it was Fox News fodder for weeks.
Another Christian conservative law firm that tries to channel the nation’s values its way is the Thomas More Law Center.Â
Co-founded by Dominos Pizza magnate and Catholic crusaderÂ Tom Monaghan, and itsÂ Chief Counsel, Richard Thompson, the Center has managed to get big name conservatives to sign onto its Advisory Boards. Among them, Rick Santorum, failed one-term Tea Party Congressman Allen West, radical right wing agitator Alan Keyes, and Tea Party queen Michele Bachmann.
The Thomas More Law Center just filed an amicus brief with the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in the Louisiana same-sex marriage case. The briefÂ is purportedly on behalf of the National Coalition of Black Pastors and Christian Leaders, which the brief curiously claims represents “the interests of over 25,000 Ministries/Churches that include over 3 million laity in the United States,” despite seeming to have no separate Internet presence or website.
The 35-page brief includes several offensive and outrageous claims, which should land it in the circular file if the 5th Circuit judges have any senseÂ â€“ which of courseÂ they do.
Among the ridiculousÂ claims the Thomas More Law Center makes are that same-sex marriage is a slippery slope to men marrying animalsÂ â€“ the infamous man-dog marriages the religious right always claims will happen without one single instance of it ever having happened.
“If ‘marriage’ means fulfilling oneâ€™s personal choices regarding intimacy,” the brief states, “it is difficult to see how States could regulate marriage on any basis. If personal autonomy is the essence of marriage, then not only gender, but also number, familial relationship, and even species are insupportable limits on that principle and they all will fall. This is not just a slippery slope on which the Appellants wish to set us, it is a bottomless pit into which they desire to throw us.”
Yes, polygamy, bestiality, incest are all at the end of that slippery slope called marriage between two people of the same-sexÂ â€“ according toÂ theÂ Thomas More Law Center.
And there’s more.
Same-sex marriage is merely the “trendy, relativist morality of political correctness.â€
It is, theÂ Thomas More Law CenterÂ insists, a “self-evident truth is that it is best for children to be raised by their parents whenever possible,” and any claim to the contrary is “vacuous at best.”
Never mind there are countless thousands, if not millions of same-sex couples raising the children of heterosexuals who for whatever reason could not parent their children.
Also, theÂ Thomas More Law Center claims, there is no such thing as gay people, only gay behavior.
“A personâ€™s sexuality and sexual preferences, however, are not their state of being, or even an immutable aspect of who they are, as race is. The truth of theÂ matter is that it is merely activity in which they engage.”
In other words, you’re not gay, even if you are attracted only to people of the same gender.
So, what would they call that?
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‘I Will Find Out’: Jimmy Kimmel Questions Why Texas TV Station Cut Away From His Monologue on School Shooting
A Dallas/Fort Worth television station cut away from Jimmy Kimmel’semotional monologue about the Robb Elementary school massacre that left 19 children and two adults dead.
ABC affiliate WFAA-TV interrupted the six-minute, comedy-free monologue with a string of commercials, starting with an in-house news spot, before airing the end of Kimmel’s opener, which he used for a three-minute ad for the gun violence prevention organization Everytown.org, reported the Star-Telegram.
“To my friends in Dallas who are asking: I do not know whether our @ABCNetwork affiliate @wfaa cut away from my monologue tonight intentionally or inadvertently but I will find out,” Kimmel tweeted. “In the meantime, here’s what you didn’t get to see.”
You can watch the clip below or at this link.
To my friends in Dallas who are asking: I do not know whether our @ABCNetwork affiliate @wfaa cut away from my monologue tonight intentionally or inadvertently but I will find out. In the meantime, here’s what you didn’t get to see https://t.co/tqfHoBHMwN
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) May 26, 2022
A source at the TV station said the commercials were aired and part of the monologue was cut because the 10 p.m. newscast ran long, and an interview with “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane was also chopped up into segments that aired between commercial breaks.
Kimmel called out elected officials, including Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and John Cornyn (R-TX), and urged them to take action to prevent another mass shooting.
“Once again we grieve for the little boys and girls,” Kimmel said, fighting back tears. “Whose lives have been ended and whose families have been destroyed. While our leaders on the right, the Americans in Congress and at Fox News and these other outlets warn us not to politicize this. They immediately criticize our president for even speaking about doing something to stop it, because they don’t want to speak about it because they know what they’ve done and they know what they haven’t done, and they know it’s indefensible, so they’d rather sweep this under the rug.”
“The reason they call them common-sense gun laws is because that’s what they are,” he added. “Eighty-nine percent of Americans want background checks before a gun can be purchased, which is the very least we can do.”
Watch: Texas Republican Opposes Any New Gun Legislation Because We’re Going to ‘Convict’ and ‘Punish’ the Shooters
A Texas Republican state lawmaker said just one day after 19 elementary school students were shot and killed he opposes any new gun legislation for two reasons: the U.S. Constitution, and under existing laws prosecutors should just “convict” the shooters.
“What we want to know is what your solution is,” CNN host Alisyn Camerota told Rep. James White, who happens to be a former school teacher.
“We’ve all seen how quickly and creatively Texas—your local legislature—can act when it wants to, say, protect the unborn embryo,” Camerota added, referring to Texas’ vigilante abortion ban, as The Daily Beast reported. “Why not act with that alacrity to protect living, breathing 10-year-olds in this school behind me?”
“We have this thing called the Constitution,” White replied, even though the Texas abortion ban, under current law, violates at least the spirit of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision.
Like Texas Governor Greg Abbott and many other Republicans, and like the NRA, White then defended his desire to pass no legislation to help reduce gun violence by declaring the problem is actually one of mental health.
He said, “these young men, for some reason, they have some very disturbed emotional state.”
There is no evidence, according to Gov. Abbott, that this shooter had any documented mental health issues.
White then decided to propose utilizing existing law to reduce gun violence.
“At the end of the day,” he said, “we’re going to look at the people who do these acts, we’re going to convict them, and we’re going to punish them.”
Appearing flabbergasted, Camerota replied, “You can’t convict him, sir.”
“Sir you can’t convict him. He was killed. He was killed, along with 19 children in the school behind me.”
“We’re going to look at the people who do these acts. We’re going to convict them and we’re going to punish them”
“Sir, you can’t convict him. He was killed along with 19 children in the school behind me” pic.twitter.com/Y5f6HZ0ZWU
— Acyn (@Acyn) May 25, 2022
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Josh Duggar, the former “19 Kids and Counting” reality TV star who was found guilty on horrific child pornography charges in December was sentenced by a federal judge Wednesday to serve 151 months – more than 12 years – in prison.
U.S. District Judge judge Timothy L. Brooks, appointed to the federal bench by President Barack Obama, called Duggar’s crimes “the sickest of the sick,” US magazine noted.
Editor’s note: Caution – graphic descriptions follow.
“Authorities described Duggar, 34, as a ‘very savvy computer user’ who tried to cover his tracks as he downloaded ‘sadistic and masochistic abuse’ material in 2019,” Buzzfeed adds.
Among the more than 600 images and videos that prosecutors said he downloaded was footage of prepubescent girls being raped, whipped, threatened with knives, and held naked in a dog cage.
Another video showed the rape and torture of a toddler — footage so terrible that a Homeland Security Investigations agent said it was among the most horrific things he had been forced to watch in his career.
The 34-year old Arkansas-born Duggar, who was forced to resign as executive director of FRC Action, the political activist arm of the anti-LGBTQ hate group Family Research Council, spent nearly two years promoting his conservative and religious values as he was fawned over as a role model by the far-right, including FRC President Tony Perkins, and former Arkansas GOP governor Mike Huckabee.
“The former TLC personality has previously been involved in multiple scandals over the years,” US adds. “In May 2015, resurfaced court documents revealed that he molested five girls — four of which were related to him — between 2002 and 2003. He was 14 and 15 years old at the time. Sisters Jill Dillard (née Duggar) and Jessa Seewald (née Duggar)came forward one month later, revealing themselves to be two of their brother’s victims.”
Duggar has seven children with his wife Anna.
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