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A certified anti-gay hate group today is running an ad in the Washington Post warning Supreme Court justices they had better decide on same-sex marriage in a biblical fashion.

The American Family Association says today it is running a full-page ad in the Washington Post warning the Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court to rule against same-sex couples in its upcoming same-sex marriage case. The ad cautions the jurists that God created marriage, suggesting they had better support the biblical definition. “As you deliberate on marriage, remember whose idea it was in the first place” it reads, in all caps.

The anti-gay hate group’s ad falsely states that marriage “was neither manmade nor created by any law or Constitution,” but was “God’s plan and purpose for civilization.” And it uses the very same argument that has lost in the courts time and time again.

God, it claims, “created man and woman as distinctly separate but inherently compatible; each unique yet sexually complementary – providing both the means for and the ideal relationship within which to raise children from that union.”

The ad takes both a condescending tone to the Justices, and falsely claims that same-sex marriage is a threat to children.

“Will you bend what God designed merely to suit the desires of man, knowing that you do so at the expense of children, perhaps even civilization itself?,” it asks, ridiculously and un-factually.

Also false, the American Family Association ad states “hundreds of millions of Americans from all religions and faith practices…believe only God can define marriage.”

The ad also panders to those ignorant of the basic constructs of law, claiming if the Supreme Court finds a right for same-sex couples to marry, “religious expression about the sanctity and purpose of marriage would now become illicit.” 

Totally false, and embarrassingly ridiculous.

And, the AFA threatens, in supporting the right of same-sex couples to marry, it would “effectively delegitimize the very power of the court itself to rule justly.”

In other words, the American Family Association is threatening the Supreme Court that handing down a pro-same-sex marriage ruling would be the end of the Court’s legitimacy and power.


On their website, the AFA claims its “message is one of truth.”

Clearly not.

And, of course, the American Family Association is using this ad as a fundraising tool. 

Consider making a tax-deductible donation to help cover the costs of the newspaper message and in support of God’s design for marriage.”

Yes, your hard-earned tax dollars are going to pay for this ad.


Political writer Joe Sudbay, the man who got President Obama to say he was evolving on same-sex marriage, offers an important point.

Yes, the AFA is trying to convince the Supreme Court that only “one-man, one-woman” marriage is acceptable, by using an image painted by Michelangelo, a famous artist who was gay.


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Bolton Blasted Trump’s Ukraine Extortion: ‘I Am Not Part of Whatever Drug Deal Rudy and Mulvaney Are Cooking Up’



Three months ago then-National Security Advisor John Bolton warned administration insiders he would have no part of President Donald Trump’s off-the-books shadow government Ukraine extortion scandal. Bolton also apparently implicated both the president’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, and the president’s acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvany.

“I am not part of whatever drug deal Rudy and Mulvaney are cooking up,” Bolton told senior director for Russian and Eurasian affairs Fiona Hill to tell White House lawyers, The New York Times reports in a bombshell article late Monday night.

Bolton, who resigned from the Trump administration hours before President Trump tweeted he had fired him, instructed Hill “to notify the chief lawyer for the National Security Council that Mr. Giuliani was working with Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, on a rogue operation with legal implications,” Hill told House of Representatives investigators on Monday.

Not one to shy away from confrontation himself, Bolton also called Giuliani, who is now reportedly under criminal investigation,  “a hand grenade who’s going to blow everybody up.”

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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Giuliani Demands Investigation of Ambassador Yovanovitch — but Can’t Even Spell Her Name



Rudy Giuliani on Monday demanded an investigation into former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch — who had spent the day testifying before Congress.

Giuliani made the statement while retweeting a conspiracy theory by Tom Fitton of the far-right group Judicial Watch:

“No wonder [Trump] and President Zelensky of Ukraine agreed Ambassador Yonacovitch (sic) was a real problem,” Giuliani said, while misspelling Yovanovitch’s name.

“I wonder if Shiftless asked her about this? Will there be an investigation or is she another ‘Protected Person’ like Biden & Hillary,” Giuliani tweeted.

Despite being implicated in the scandal, Giuliani has continued to speak out in attempts to defend the work he did with Trump to solicit foreign election assistance.


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‘Complete Gibberish’ and ‘Garbled Nonsense’: Experts Weigh in on Trump Announcement of Sanctions ‘Soon’ Against Turkey



“He’s Yeltsin, without the vodka.”

Experts are weighing in after President Donald Trump finally admitted action must be taken against Turkey’s ethnic cleansing of the Kurds, a move wholly enabled when President Trump pulled out U.S. forces from the region last week. There has been bipartisan and worldwide condemnation of Trump’s actions, which immediately led to the death of at least dozens of now-former U.S. allies.

In a statement posted to Twitter Monday afternoon, Trump threatened sanctions and the raising of tariffs on Turkey, “soon.”

“I will soon be issuing an Executive Order authorizing the imposition of sanctions against current and former officials of the Government of Turkey and any persons contributing to Turkey’s destabilizing actions in northeast Syria,” Trump’s statement reads. “Likewise, the steel tariffs will be increased back up to 50 percent, the level prior to reduction in May. The United States will also immediately stop negotiations, being led by the Department of Commerce, with respect to a $100 billion trade deal with Turkey.”

Experts are weighing in, with some calling Trump’s threats too little, too late – especially given that Trump wholly and single-handedly created the disaster now confronting the world.

One, a researcher at the democracy and freedom watchdog Freedom House, called the president’s remarks “complete gibberish.”

Another, a senior editor at The Diplomat, an international affairs magazine called Trump’s statement “garbled nonsense.”

He also endorsed this observation:

Bloomberg News reporter notes there are not actually any sanctions yet, just a second round of threats:

Former Strategic Planner and Public Affairs official in the Office of the Secretary of Defense:

Crooked Media’s head writer:

Conservative pundit:


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