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Anti-Gay Group Claiming Same-Sex Marriage Linked To Childhood Drug Abusers, Homelessness, Rapists

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An anonymous group actively campaigning against marriage equality in Australia just linked same-sex marriage to drug abusers, homelessness, rapists, and more.

Marriage Alliance (Australia’s version of the National Organization for Marriage) is withholding nothing in their aggressive and unethical attacks against marriage equality. Last month, the group, which is trying to remain anonymous, aired an ad comparing same-sex marriage to an iceberg, implying that it looked like only one issue above water, but there were many concerns beneath the surface that no one could see. Now, their new ad campaign takes things even further by implying marriage equality leads to more childhood drug abusers, juvenile incarcerations, homelessness, and rapists.

The new ad, “Father’s Day For Everyone,” even uses a clip of President Obama saying, “I know the toll it took on me not having a father in the house. The hole in your heart that you don’t have a male figure in the home that can guide you, and lead you, and set a good example for you.” They leave out the fact that Obama was not raised in a same-sex household, and the fact that he supports marriage equality.

Marriage Alliance tries to equate children raised by same-sex parents to children raised in broken households. Here are the stats they use in their video:

  • 23.9 million fatherless children in the United States
  • 71% of dropouts
  • 75% of children in chemical abuse centers
  • 85% of youth in prison
  • 70% of juveniles in state institutions
  • 63% of teens who attempt suicide
  • 80% of rapists
  • 90% of homeless and runaway children

The video then ends by saying, “Australia is facing same-sex marriage which rejects the necessity of fathers. Some children will never celebrate Father’s Day.” Marriage Alliance is using the same failed playbook used by the National Organization for Marriage, and unfortunately they are using scare tactics by misrepresenting statistics and facts to imply children are at risk of being harmed if marriage equality is passed. You can’t lump a child raised by two loving same-sex parents into the same category as a child with a parent that abandoned his or her family. Similarly, you also can’t lump a child raised by two loving same-sex parents into the same category as a child who tragically lost a parent due to death.

If you are wondering why this organization, reportedly backed by a group of powerful Catholics, is only talking about fathers missing in a child’s life, don’t worry, they released one about lacking mothers as well. They even have another video linking marriage equality to child trafficking. Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up. Wait a minute, they actually did. See the videos below.

 

Image: Screenshot via Marriage Alliance/YouTube
Hat tip: Nick Duffy at PinkNews

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Trump Reverses on Illegal Hosting of G-7 at His Own Resort – Blames ‘Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility’

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President Donald Trump late Saturday night finally reversed his decision to host the G-7 at his Doral Miami resort in June of 2020. Ignoring numerous Republican lawmakers, legal experts, and bipartisan condemnation of his unconstitutional and illegal decision the president instead blamed the “Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility.”

Curiously, Trump announced his administration would “begin the search for another site, including the possibility of Camp David, immediately.”

But on Thursday Trump’s chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told reporters at a rare White House briefing that the administration had conducted an exhaustive search for the best space to host the G-7 leaders, and fairly decided Trump’s Doral Miami resort was “perfect.”

Earlier: Trump Mocked After Saying He Thought Violating the Constitution and Profiting From G7 Hosting Was ‘Good for Our Country’

Mulvaney went so far as to claim the White House had looked at 12 locations, including two in Utah, but decided on the Doral.

He also preemptively refused to release any emails or other items documenting the search process.

But if an actual search had been conducted, it would make sense to simply announce the 2020 G-7 would be held at the next “best” locale. Instead, Trump announced a new search would be conducted.

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Trump Mocked After Saying He Thought Violating the Constitution and Profiting From G7 Hosting Was ‘Good for Our Country’

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After tremendous public and private  bipartisan condemnation of his decision to host the 2020 G-7 at his own Miami resort President Donald Trump Saturday night appeared to be laying the groundwork of reversing the unconstitutional and illegal decision.

In an insane series of tweets the president did what he always does: blamed the media for holding his feet to the fire in accurately reporting the consequences of his actions.

“I thought I was doing something very good for our Country by using Trump National Doral, in Miami, for hosting the G-7 Leaders. It is big, grand, on hundreds of acres, next to MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, has tremendous ballrooms & meeting rooms,” Trump tweeted, adding that “each delegation would have its own 50 to 70 unit building. Would set up better than other alternatives. I announced that I would be willing to do it at NO PROFIT or, if legally permissible, at ZERO COST to the USA. But, as usual, the Hostile Media & their Democrat Partners went CRAZY!”

Also going “crazy” are Republicans and legal experts.

Should Trump host the G-7 at any of his properties he would reportedly be violating at least one if not several laws, and the U.S. Constitution.

Many quickly took to Twitter to express their condemnation yet again.

 

 

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‘This Is a Real Warning’: Ex-Campaign Aide Bluntly States Clinton Didn’t Go Far Enough Criticizing Tulsi Gabbard

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On MSNBC Saturday, former Clinton campaign official and director of SiriusXM progressive programming Zerlina Maxwell said that not only did Hillary Clinton do nothing wrong for criticizing Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), she should have if anything gone even harder.

“I think she didn’t go far enough, and we have to decide whether or not we’ll listen to Hillary Clinton, who lived through this in 2016, or whether or not we’re going to do what we did in 2016, is decide that what she’s saying is irrelevant because of how we feel personally about her, and I think that that would be a mistake,” said Maxwell.

Related: ‘Malevolent Kraken’: Tulsi Gabbard Mocked After Attacking Hillary Clinton Over Claim Russia Is Grooming a Woman Democrat

“In 2016, anchors literally laughed at Hillary Clinton when she said it was Russia,” Maxwell continued. “Robby Mook went on television and said, ‘It was Russia that was hacking our emails and releasing them on Wikileaks.’ We were laughed at. I would like everyone to listen to us now because I, on the campaign, had that red banner over my email that said, ‘Government hackers are trying to infiltrate your account.’ So, this is a real warning. And I think that we would be smart to listen before it’s too late.”

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