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Senator Who Says Gays Have No Right To Be Served Now Fear-Mongering With Bryan Fischer



Anti-gay lawmaker Joseph Silk is milking his 15 minutes of fame by hanging out with one of America’s most notorious anti-gay activists.

Joseph Silk has found the secret to getting his fifteen minutes of fame: fear-monger about the LGBT community.

The anti-gay Republican State Senator from Oklahoma, who, yes, claims to have gay friends, is pushing two anti-gay bills, and a few fear-mongering falsehoods about gay people to boot. 

Silk’s latest anti-gay legislation is a broad, sweeping state-sanctioned license to discriminate that allows anyone for to refuse service to anyone else by merely claiming their personal interpretation of their chosen religion makes it mandatory for them to do so.

Silk, who works for his father’s luxury vacation business, pointed to his own personal belief that even he does not have the right to be served in every single store, so gay people shouldn’t feel they do either. He claims he is “protecting freedom.”

Claiming that gay people “are a threat to our freedoms and liberties,” Silk published an ugly rant on his campaign website defending his anti-gay comments.

LOOK: ‘Complete Intolerance’: GOP Lawmaker Doubles Down On Claim Gays Have No Right To Be Served

“The problem with the current LGBT movement is they have zero tolerance or consideration of other peoples rights,” Silk now insists, adding that gay people “are launching a massive campaign that is attempting to strip other peoples individual liberties away if they hold different beliefs,” and labeling that “complete intolerance.”

Needless to say, Silk’s value as an anti-gay commodity has gone through the roof, attracting the attention of anti-gay hate groups like the American Family Association.

AFA’s Bryan Fischer invited Silk onto his radio show today, where the Oklahoma Republican sprouted lies about the LGBT community – unchallenged by Fischer, of course.

“I tell people this all the time,” Silk told Fischer, “the LGBT activists do not want people to have freedom. They do not want people to be able to exercise their religious convictions. They don’t at all and people really don’t understand that.”

Gay people, Sen. Silk claimed, “want their behavior condoned and they want their behavior accepted, and the church doesn’t understand it’s coming to the church.”

He then wholly forgot about the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

“If we continue to lose this, very, very soon the church will not have the right, according to the government, to preach that homosexuality is wrong. That’s where this road is going.”

Of course, Silk is just plain wrong, but it gets him on the evening news.



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#AbbottFailedTexas Trends as State Electric Authority Warns of Possible Power Outages Again – This Time in Heat Wave



Over the winter at least 151 Texans died as 4.5 million homes and businesses went without power in a massive failure created by poor planning, lack of regulation, and sheer greed.

Last week Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott promised he had fixed the problem.

On Monday, less than seven days later, ERCOT, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, urged customers to turn air conditioning to no cooler than 78 degrees and to conserve power, as it expects more blackouts throughout the week – this time during extreme heat.

In a statement ERCOT also asked Texans to not use ovens, washing machines, or dryers.

“If you don’t need something – we are asking you to turn it off and unplug it if possible.”

Many Texans, and many Americans, are furious.



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FBI Warns Congress of More Possible QAnon Violence Targeting Democratic Lawmakers



The FBI has briefed members of Congress that QAnon “digital soldiers” may become violent and engage in more acts of domestic violent extremism, like the January 6 insurrection. In an unclassified version of the threat assessment delivered to top lawmakers in April the Bureau warns that Democrats may be targeted.

Rather than walking away from the far right wing conspiracy movement that paints some top Democrats as part of a dark cabal of cannibalistic Satan-worshipping pedophiles being fought by Donald Trump, some QAnon cultists think “that individuals need to take greater control of the direction of the movement than before,” CNN reports in an exclusive.

The shift is fueled by a belief among some of the conspiracy’s more militant followers that they “can no longer ‘trust the plan” set forth by its mysterious standard-bearer, known simply as “Q,” according an unclassified FBI threat assessment on QAnon sent to lawmakers last week, which was obtained by CNN.

This might lead followers to seek to harm “perceived members of the ‘cabal’ such as Democrats and other political opposition — instead of continually awaiting Q’s promised actions which have not occurred,” according to the assessment.

CNN also reports FBI Director Christopher Wray “made clear the bureau is not investigating” the QAnon movement, but only crimes committed by its adherents.

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‘House Is on Fire’: Liberals Message Justice Breyer in ‘Fantasy Land’ After McConnell Says He’ll Block Biden Nominee



Senate Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell promised to block any Supreme Court nominee President Joe Biden should put forth if the GOP retakes the Senate next year, and now liberals are urging Justice Stephen Breyer to consider stepping down so Democrats can replace him instead of allowing Republican to create a 7-2 majority.

President Donald Trump, thanks to McConnell, was able to put three justices on the nation’s highest court, giving conservatives a 6-3 majority.

Justice Breyer, who is 82, was put on the court by then-President Bill Clinton in 1994. He was confirmed 87-9.

Here’s what some are saying:


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