A religious organization fighting same-sex marriage in Ireland has been telling outrageous lies.
Ireland will vote on same-sex marriage in May, and religious groups are pulling out all the stops â€“Â and stopping at nothingÂ â€“ to instill fear in the only way they can: by telling lies.
Last month, an unnamed religious group put out a pamphlet asking Irish citizens questions that included,
“Should children be exposed to sounds of sodomy?”
“Should children be exposed to this beastly obsession with unholy acts?”
“Should the sounds of sodomy echo in the halls of a Christian home?”
That failed campaign led to hilarious responses on Twitter, like this:
â€” DÃ³nal Mulligan (@donalmulligan) January 5, 2015
Undeterred, yet another religiousÂ group is now attacking same-sex marriage by telling lies.
The Alliance for the Defence of the Family and Marriage (ADFAM) has handed out pamphlets that claim being gay causes cancer, same-sex marriage is a “confidence trick,” the “average life expectancy of those in same-sex relationships is 60 years,” and children “who are adopted by couples/pairs other than by man + woman couples, are subject to 8 times more harm, and are 50 times more likely to die of injuries inflicted on them.”
Other lies claimed by ADFAM include “Voting for same-sex ‘marriage’ is like voting for Islamic-State-style â€˜sharia lawâ€™.”
In another pamphlet, ADFAM falsely claims, “Homosexuality is a neurosis, and active homosexuality is an addiction,” and “Same-sex male unions last on average 1.5 years.” It also claims, “It is widely admitted now that no one is born homosexual.”
These false claims led to one Irish journalist detailing her experience with being handed one of the pamphlets, and then an hysterical campaign on Twitter calledÂ #ADFAMfacts, mocking the group that put out the hate-filled lies, ADFAM.
A few of the tweets:
Homosexual persons were behind 9/11 because jet fuel can’t melt steel beams, Debra. #ADFAMFacts
â€” CiarÃ¡n O’Brien (@Sarklor) February 25, 2015
100% of gay people who marry today WILL BE DEAD in 200 years as a direct consequence of marriage equality!#ADFAMFacts
â€” CiarÃ¡n O’Brien (@Sarklor) February 23, 2015
â€” Darren Moore (@darren_moore81) February 22, 2015
There were also tweets decrying ADFAM’s hate and lies:
â€” MaÃ¯a Dunphy (@MaiaDunphy) February 23, 2015
â€” Joseph Thomas Teehan (@joeyteehan) February 24, 2015
â€” Avril Delaney (@avril_del) February 24, 2015
â€” Darren McMahon (@DarrenMcMahon54) February 21, 2015
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John Eastman Will Face Charges if Continues ‘Frivolous Argument’ Against Capitol Riot Probe: Adam Schiff
John Eastman, the far-right lawyer who authored Trump’s “coup memo,” announced on Friday that he would be defying a subpoena from the House January 6 Committee.
Appearing on CNN later in the day, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) made clear that Eastman is free to plead the Fifth if he has a good-faith reason to fear he could incriminate himself — but that doesn’t entitle him to a free pass to ignore investigators.
“Eastman says the partisan makeup of the committee, he says makes it invalid and doesn’t need to cooperate,” said anchor Wolf Blitzer. “What do you say to that?”
“Well, that was a frivolous argument,” said Schiff. “If he uses that as a basis to refuse to answer questions, he will be in contempt of the committee, simple and straightforward. So we’ll be seeing with each witness… whether they’re properly invoking a privilege or to stall and delay for the former president, and will make the judgment as to what the repercussions should be once we see and hear the testimony.”
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If it seems like it was just yesterday that U.S. Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene labeled the President of the United States and in fact every Democrat in the country “communists,” it was, which is why it might seem strangely hypocritical that the Republican from Georgia minutes ago was labeling herself the “most attacked” freshman member of Congress in all of U.S. history.
“Joe Biden is a communist,” Greene declared strongly Thursday evening. “And that’s who the Democrats are – they’re communists.”
“You know, a lot of people are swallowing down the word ‘socialist,’ but that’s not a good enough word for Democrats – they are communists,” Greene told her supporters, clearly ignorant of the words’ meanings.
“That’s the word we need to keep using with them,” she continued. “Because they’re using these unprecedented, authoritarian, tyrannical controls on the American people to force people to comply.”
Marge Greene today: “Joe Biden is a communist. And that’s what the Democrats are – they’re communists. A lot of people are swallowing down the word ‘socialist,’ but .. they are communists.” pic.twitter.com/agaGlwoi4N
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) December 3, 2021
But Greene was singing a very different tune Friday afternoon.
“I have been the most attacked freshman Member of Congress probably in United States history,” Greene cried in a video she posted to social media. “The media has defamed me. They have completely smeared my character. Called me names and labeled me horrible things, none of which I am. None of the things they have said are true about me.”
Greene today: “I have been the most attacked freshman Member of Congress probably in US history. The media has defamed me. They smeared my character. Call me names and labeled me horrible things, none of which I am.” pic.twitter.com/a61WJaIsdP
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) December 3, 2021
What has been said about Congresswoman Greene in the legitimate media? Unlike her videos, there’s a high degree of likelihood it’s mostly true.
Here’s a portion of what The New York Times wrote in January:
Marjorie Taylor Greene had just finished questioning whether a plane really flew into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, and flatly stating that President Barack Obama was secretly Muslim when she paused to offer an aside implicating another former president in a crime.
“That’s another one of those Clinton murders,” Ms. Greene said, referring to John F. Kennedy Jr.’s death in a 1999 plane crash, suggesting that he had been assassinated because he was a potential rival to Hillary Clinton for a New York Senate seat.
Ms. Greene casually unfurled the cascade of dangerous and patently untrue conspiracy theories in a 40-minute video that was originally posted to YouTube in 2018.
Ms. Greene suggested in a 2018 Facebook post, unearthed this week by Media Matters, that a devastating wildfire that ravaged California was started by “a laser” beamed from space and controlled by a prominent Jewish banking family with connections to powerful Democrats. She endorsed executing Democratic lawmakers, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She served as a prolific writer for a now-defunct conspiracy blog called “American Truth Seekers,” writing posts with headlines including “MUST READ — Democratic Party Involved With Child Sex, Satanism, and The Occult.” And she argued that the 2018 midterm elections — in which the first two Muslim women were elected to the House — were part of “an Islamic invasion of our government.”
Ms. Greene has repeatedly claimed in multiple videos and social media posts that several school shooting massacres were “false flag” events perpetrated by government officials in an attempt to drum up support for gun control laws. In an October 2020 video surfaced on Friday by Mother Jones, she said that the “only way you get your freedoms back is it’s earned with the price of blood.”
Ms. Greene is perhaps best known for having endorsed QAnon, the pro-Trump conspiracy movement that claims that Mr. Trump was facing down a shadowy cabal of Democratic pedophiles.
That was almost an entire year ago. You’re probably more familiar with all the baseless and unfounded attacks she has made since.
Greene has made lying about and attacking Democrats part of her weekly, if not daily routine. Sometimes those attacks have been very personal – and very close. Like when she followed Parkland shooting survivor and gun control activist David Hogg around the streets of D.C. He said he felt she was threatening him. Or more recently, when she verbally assaulted U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the steps of Congress. That was one of her countless attacks against the New York Democrat who Greene seems disturbingly obsessed with.
But if indeed Greene is the “most attacked” freshman member of Congress in all of U.S. history, she has only herself to blame.
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Sheriff Bouchard says his office is now searching for the Crumbleys, but they cannot be found and are not returning calls from their attorney.
MSNBC reports the FBI and U.S. Marshals are currently searching for them.
The Crumbleys will face four counts of homicide involuntary manslaughter. Their son, Ethan, is facing murder and terrorism charges, in addition to other charges.
Prosecutor Karen McDonald Friday afternoon detailed the alarming note and drawings that led to school administrators summoning the Crumbleys to the school. Among the words on the note, “the thoughts won’t stop help me,” “blood everywhere,” and “The world is dead.”
“So the Crumbleys are missing now?”
— Acyn (@Acyn) December 3, 2021
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