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‘Homo Terrorists’: Here’s What Kim Davis Supporters Outside The Courthouse Today Are Saying About Gays

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More than 100 Kim Davis supporters are outside a Kentucky courthouse waiting for her to appear before a judge. What they’re saying about gay people may make you think you’ve traveled back in time.

Kim Davis this morning at 11 AM will appear before a federal judge to try to convince him to not place her in contempt of court — or jail. Jail, though possible, is highly unlikely as the ACLU, which asked the judge to find her in contempt, asked she be fined, not imprisoned.

Predictably, Kim Davis’ conservative Christian supporters have come to show her support, and, predictably, to show the LGBT community just how much they oppose them, and their constitutional right to marry.

Buzzfeed reporter Dominic Holden is on the ground at the federal courthouse in Rowan County, and spoke with several people about Kim Davis, same-sex marriage, and gay people. 

Some of their comments may make your head explode — figuratively speaking, of course.

“The Supreme Court has no right do what they done,” Danny Kinder, 73, told Holden. “To the Lord, what gay people are doing is an abomination. God didn’t make marriage between two men or two women. Marriage is between a man and woman. The Christian right, the gays are trying to put their stuff on us. If we don’t take a stand, we won’t have nothing left.”

“We stand for God’s word and Christian Rights,” he added.

John Stidam, 55, also had harsh words.

We voted against gay rights in Kentucky. The Supreme Court is saying our vote doesn’t count. Then we have no rights,” he says. 

Stidam also objected to the Supreme Court’s 2003 Lawrence v. Texas decision outlawing bans on sodomy.

A 60-year-old pervert right now has the right to sodomize an 18-year-old boy,” Stidam says. “Sodomy was illegal until that was overruled.”

Although 33-year old Erica Gardner voted for Kim Davis, she opposes her position and now wishes she hadn’t given Davis her vote.

Since she joined the daily protests outside the clerk’s office,” Holden reports, “Gardner and her comrades have witnessed people driving past yelling ‘faggot,’ ‘queers,’ and ‘sickos,’ they said. At one point, a truck swerved toward the group’s roadside protest like it was going to hit them.”

Here are some tweets from Holden and other reporters on the ground this morning:

 

Image, top, by Mike Wynn via Twitter

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Dozens of House Republicans Refusing to Wear Masks March to Senate Side for ‘Taste of Freedom’

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After falsely blaming Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the newly-announced mask mandate on the House side of Congress, dozens of Republicans Thursday afternoon engaged in a performative protest, not against the coronavirus but against efforts to end the pandemic. What appeared to be 50 or so House GOP  lawmakers marched over to the Senate side of the Capitol Hill building for what one called a “taste of freedom.”

The Attending Physician of the United States Congress, following updated CDC guidance this week ordered anyone on the House side of the Capitol to wear a mask if in a group, regardless of vaccination status, but did not make the same order for the Senate side.

While Dr. Brian Monahan did not explain why the rules were different, at last cxount only about half of the Republicans on the House side have said they are vaccinated. Almost every Republican on the Senate side is. All Democrats on both sides are fully vaccinated. Dr. Monahan’s office announced fines and possible removal for repeat offenders.

Among those in the maskless pack making their way to the Senate side were Reps. Madison Cawthorn, Lauren Boebert, Louie Gohmert, Paul Gosar, Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Chip Roy.

Roll Call’s Chris Cioffi and The Hill’s Scott Wong posted video:

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Far Right Republican Concocts Fundraising Scheme to Bail Out Mask Rule-Breakers — but the Cash Goes to His Campaign

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Right-wing Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) is asking for donations so that he can pay for the fines for Congressional members and their staff who refuse to wear a mask in the Capitol. But when clicking the link to donate, it takes you to his campaign page.

Typical members of Congress are paid $174,000 annually, so it’s unclear why they would need donations to cover their own rule-breaking. Staffers certainly make much less, however, Washington, D.C. has mandated face masks in public places again. So, they would be in violation of the Capitol rules as well as D.C. rules. It’s unclear if their Republican members would be willing to pay their fees themselves if the staffer follows their boss’s lead.

While the Capitol has instituted fines, the Capitol Police released a statement that seemed like a veiled threat to those anti-maskers refusing to follow the rules.

“Regarding the House mask rule, there is no reason it should ever come to someone being arrested. Anyone who does not follow the rule will be asked to wear a mask or leave the premises. The Department’s requirement for officers to wear masks is for their health and safety,” said the statement.

See Cawthorn’s fundraising tweet below:

 

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‘We’re in Marxist Territory’: Gaetz, Gohmert, and Greene Outraged for Being Blocked From Visiting Jan. 6 Defendants

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U.S. Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) staged a press conference immediately after being denied entry to a corrections facility allegedly holding defendants facing charges related to the January 6 insurrection.

“We’re in totalitarian, Marxist territory here. This is the way third-world people get treated,” Congressman Gohmert declared for the cameras.

The three far right Republicans delivered their remarks after a guard told them they were “trespassing” and “obstructing entrance into this facility.”

The videos above come from the far right website Right Side Broadcasting Network, which falsely deems the defendants “political prisoners” in its chyrons.

As the members of Congress spoke two protestors held up signs reading: “Where is due process” and “Free Biden’s political prisoners,” which is rhetoric similar to that made by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

 

 

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