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Breaking: Bobby Jindal Issuing Executive Order To ‘Accomplish The Intent’ Of Failed Anti-Gay Bill

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Governor Bobby Jindal isn’t accepting defeat whatsoever, over an anti-gay marriage “religious freedom” bill he’s been pushing.

For months Republican Governor Bobby Jindal has been pushing an anti-gay “religious liberty” bill called the Louisiana Marriage And Conscience Act. earlier this afternoon it was defeated by a whopping 10-2 vote by a House committee.

Almost immediately, Gov. Jindal issued a statement in response.

“We are disappointed by the committee’s action to return the Louisiana Marriage and Conscience Act to the calendar,” Gov. Jindal told The Advocate, a local Louisiana newspaper. “We will be issuing an Executive Order shortly that will accomplish the intent of HB 707 to prevent the state from discriminating against persons or entities with deeply held religious beliefs that marriage is between one man and one woman.” 

“This Executive Order will prohibit the state from denying or revoking a tax exemption, tax deduction, contract, cooperative agreement, loan, professional license, certification, accreditation, or employment on the basis the person acts in accordance with a religious belief that marriage is between one man and one woman.”

HB 707 was designed to discriminate against same-sex couples specifically, and LGBT people in general.

A website created by the bill’s author to advance the legislation, Louisiana for Liberty, details why the bill was created: to indemnify “charities, schools and small businesses,” who, the site claims, “are already being fined and punished for not endorsing same-sex marriage.”

Ironically, Governor Jindal, who will likely soon announce he is running for President, has been especially outspoken against President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration.

Calling the executive order “an arrogant, cynical political move,” Gov. Jindal said President Obama “should go make the case to Congress and our people.”

 

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Watch: Trump Jr. Falsely Accuses Democrats of Hoping Coronavirus ‘Kills Millions’ to End President’s ‘Streak of Winning’

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Donald Trump Jr. is once again attacking Democrats, this time accusing them of politicizing the impending coronavirus pandemic as a means to harm his father, the President.

“For them to try to take a pandemic and seemingly hope that it comes here and kills millions of people so that they can end Donald Trump’s streak of winning, is a new level of sickness,” Trump Jr. told “Fox & Friends” Friday morning.

There are no reports of Democrats saying they hope coronavirus kills millions of Americans.

“I don’t know if this is coronavirus or Trump derangement syndrome but these people are infected badly,” he added. “It’s truly sick.”

 

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Mick Mulvaney Goes Nuts at CPAC and Accuses Media of Hyping Coronavirus to Bring Down Trump: ‘That’s What It’s All About’

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White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told the audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday that the media is only covering the spread of coronavirus because it’s out to get President Donald Trump.

According to the New York Times’ Annie Karni, Mulvaney accused the American media of using coronavirus as a political weapon, despite the fact that concerns about the virus led Japan to shut down its schools for at least a month.

“They think this will bring down the president,” Mulvaney said. “That’s what it’s all about.”

He then downplayed the health risks to Americans who contract the virus by arguing that the virus won’t kill everyone who contracts it.

“It’s not a death sentence,” he said. “It’s not the same as the Ebola crisis.”

In fact, it’s estimated that the mortality rate from contracting coronavirus is two percent, which is why several governments across the world are taking significant measures to protect their people from getting infected.

 

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Trump Isn’t Managing the Coronavirus Crisis or Anything Else – He Just Spent an Hour in the White House With Diamond & Silk

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President Donald Trump isn’t doing anything except campaigning. Inside the Oval Office or outside the White House, Trump is only doing those things he think will help him get re-elected.

Take Thursday. Less than 24 hours after holding a 75-minute press conference, lying about – actually minimizing – the coronavirus threat, Trump has done nothing to reassure Americans or the markets. He has done nothing to amp up the federal government’s response to the impending pandemic.

What did Trump do?

Earlier: Trump Tried to Halt Stock Market Free Fall. He Lied About Coronavirus. The DOW Just Had the Biggest One-Day Drop in History.

He spent over a hour hanging out with right wing activists including “Diamond & Silk,” and Candace Owens, the former Turning Point USA communications director who left the college group after appearing to defend Hitler.

Here’s Bloomberg News’ Josh Wingrove:

But this was not the only thing Trump did on Thursday.

Right before his hour with Diamond and Silk and Candace Owens, then President spent 45 minutes meeting with “the cast of a bizarre right-wing play dramatizing the supposed ‘deep state’ plot at the FBI to frame Trump in the Russia investigation,” as Raw Story reports.

“We went for a 15 minute meeting that took 45 minutes, the playwright, Phelim McAleer, said. “We were there for 45 minutes in the Oval Office, and he loves it, he loves the play.”

Wingrove adds:

Friday Trump heads to South Carolina to campaign.

 

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