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At World Congress Of Families, Regnerus Says Cut Welfare To Single Parents To ‘Stimulate Marriage’

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Discredited anti-gay researcher Mark Regnerus is still respected in some circles, like at this week’s virulently anti-gay World Congress of Families.

The World Congress of Families is this week. For four days over 100 professional anti-gay activists will speak to thousands of people converging in Salt Lake City from all over the globe. Why? They’re meeting to undermine LGBT civil rights and to advance a virulently anti-gay agenda steeped in religious extremism.

Mark Regnerus, the University of Texas researcher whose anti-gay “study” was thoroughly discredited by many sources, including in well over 75 articles by The New Civil Rights Movement, spoke this afternoon to WCF attendees.

Regnerus was asked if he would support a policy of cutting welfare, food stamps, Medicaid, or Medicare from single parents, including unwed mothers, in an effort to force them to marry.

His answer? Yes.

Acknowledging that he is not a policy analyst, Regnerus weighed some of the pros and cons – never once mentioning that the actual effect would be to literally take food out of hungry children’s mouths, and to increase the rate of disease and poverty among the most needy in society.

In a video captured by journalist Eric Ethington, Regnerus notes how difficult it is to “stimulate marriage” among “people who are on social welfare and not married to the father of their children.”

“It’s plausible,” Regnerus responded, adding that there would be challenges like identifying who is in the household.

“Your policy is not a bad one, moving people toward marriage, we want to do that,” he said supportively, adding he was unsure if it would work.

In short, Regnerus had no issue with putting the most vulnerable among society into even more drastic circumstances, merely to advance his (and the questioner’s) idea of an ideal social structure. 

There’s an underlying assumption among those who advocate for (one man, one woman only) marriage that unmarried people, especially those raising children, somehow don’t want to marry but should, for the good of society, as opposed to accepting that some people don’t want to marry, or have married and have lost a spouse to death or divorce, but somehow should be penalized for that.

These policies also target LGBT people and spouses of members of the military at much higher rates.

Here is the video with Regnerus’ remarks:

 

Image: Screenshot via Eric Ethington/YouTube

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There Was Another Sexual Misconduct Accusation About Brett Kavanaugh – The FBI Refused to Investigate

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NYT Reveals FBI Also Refused to Interview 25 Potential Witnesses in Previously Reported Allegation of Sexual Assault

The New York Times published a bombshell story Saturday night, reporting that a man had contacted the FBI during the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Brett Kavanaugh. He alleged, according to the Times, that Kavanaugh was at a drunken dorm party with his pants pulled down, and “friends pushed [Kavanaugh’s] penis into the hand of a female student.

The witness “notified senators and the F.B.I. about this account, but the F.B.I. did not investigate.”

The Times also took a deep dive into the public allegations made by Deborah Ramirez during the Kavanaugh hearings.

“She and some classmates had been drinking heavily when, she says, a freshman named Brett Kavanaugh pulled down his pants and thrust his penis at her, prompting her to swat it away and inadvertently touch it,” which had been previously reported.

“During his Senate testimony, Mr. Kavanaugh said that if the incident Ms. Ramirez described had occurred, it would have been ‘the talk of campus.’ Our reporting suggests that it was,” the Times reveals.

“At least seven people, including Ms. Ramirez’s mother, heard about the Yale incident long before Mr. Kavanaugh was a federal judge. Two of those people were classmates who learned of it just days after the party occurred, suggesting that it was discussed among students at the time.”

The Times reports the FBI did not investigate, despite the Kavanaugh hearings having been put on hold, supposedly to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct, including alleged sexual violence.

“Ms. Ramirez’s legal team gave the F.B.I. a list of at least 25 individuals who may have had corroborating evidence. But the bureau — in its supplemental background investigation — interviewed none of them, though we learned many of these potential witnesses tried in vain to reach the F.B.I. on their own,” the Times continues.

Two F.B.I. agents interviewed Ms. Ramirez, telling her that they found her “credible.” But the Republican-controlled Senate had imposed strict limits on the investigation. “‘We have to wait to get authorization to do anything else,’” Bill Pittard, one of Ms. Ramirez’s lawyers, recalled the agents saying. “It was almost a little apologetic.”

The Times chose to hide this reporting in its opinion pages as “news analysis.”

This bombshell reporting comes on the heels of another bombshell: Attorney General Bill Barr is giving a prestigious Dept. of Justice award, generally reserved for agents whose investigations uncover, say, attempted terrorism. This year the recipients will be those FBI agents who, as the Times reported separately, worked “to support the nomination” of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh was confirmed by a 50-48 vote in the Senate.

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Internet Buries ‘Repugnant Racist’ Trump Over Ugly Joy Reid Smears: ‘Another Attack on an African-American Woman’

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Donald Trump’s Twitter attack on MSNBC host Joy Reid set off a round of criticism of the president, with some noting that the president has once again attacked a woman of color.

On Saturday morning the president smeared the “AM Joy” host and professed to know nothing about her, yet his tweet seemed to show that he is very aware of her work covering him to say nothing of her book about him.

The president wrote, “Who the hell is Joy-Ann Reid? Never met her, she knows ZERO about me, has NO talent, and truly doesn’t have the “it” factor needed for success in showbiz. Had a bad reputation, and now works for the Comcast/NBC losers making up phony stories about me. Low Ratings. Fake News!”

You can see Trump’s tweet and the responses to him below:

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DOJ Obstructs House Impeachment Inquiry – Asks Federal Court to Block Release of Mueller Grand Jury Files: Report

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In a stunning move iAttorney General Bill Barr’s Dept of Justice late Friday afternoon filed a 40-page brief with a federal court, declaring the House Judiciary Committee’s impeachment inquiry is not an impeachment inquiry, in an attempt to block release of files related to the Mueller probe.

It appears to be an unprecedented act, in which the top law enforcement agency is attempting to block Congress from carrying out its constitutional duties.

The DOJ is attempting to block the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s grand jury files, according to Politico. House Democrats have frequently said they cannot make an impeachment decision without the underlying materials from Mueller’s exhaustive investigation.

Politico’s Kyle Cheney and Andrew Desiderio broke the story, heralding the developments via Twitter:

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