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A new movie in Mexico is causing a stir for portraying gay people as party loving, unfaithful, promiscuous, and unfit to be parents. 

Mexico’s Supreme Court has been ruling in favor of LGBT equality lately. In June 2015, they gave a “jurisprudential thesis” that effectively made same-sex marriage legal throughout the country. Two months later, they struck down a law that prohibited same-sex couples from adopting children. But winning in the court of law and winning in public opinion are two different things.

Immediately after the marriage equality ruling, people saw a backlash with increased violence and numerous protests, some even led by priests. Now, Christian filmmaker Francisco del Toro is taking the anti-LGBT message to movie theaters in hopes of keeping the hate going.

Del Toro’s controversial new film, Pink, is basically propaganda against gay people and their families. The slogan for the movie is “Gay adoption… right or wrong?” but Del Toro fills the movie with stereotypes instead of facts in an obvious attempt to try to convince the audience that “wrong” is the only answer.

The movie tells the story of two men who adopt a child together. Their son begins to experience confusion about his own sexual orientation after being exposed to numerous over the top, stereotypical characters in the LGBT community. The boy also gets bullied and rejected by his classmates and he doesn’t know how to deal with the situation. “Why do all of the children have a papa and a mama, and I have two papas?” he’s seen crying in a pivotal scene from the trailer.  

Miraculously, one of the gay dads eventually repents after reading the Bible and rejects the “gay lifestyle,” while the other dad refuses to change and as a result, contracts AIDS. The storyline is extremely offensive, but the filmmaker insists he is not homophobic. Like many right wing Christian extremists claim, he’s just “looking after the children.”

“Children shouldn’t be trophies for the gay movement. The interests of the child should prevail in adoption,” del Toro said. His lack of knowledge and animosity towards the LGBT community is obvious though in his other statements.

“Of course, a child adopted by gays can become homosexual because a child absorbs the behavior and customs of the home like a sponge,” he said completely ignoring the fact that gay people never seem to “absorb” their parent’s heterosexuality like a sponge.

The logic behind his statement is ridiculous.

A Change.org petition was started by Mauricio Delgado in an attempt to have the film removed from theaters. “The film is rife with stereotypes and clichés that promote stigmatization of the LGBTI community,” he said. As of today, the petition has gathered nearly 15 thousand signatures.

 

Image: Screenshot via Armagedon Film’s Facebook page

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President Donald Trump’s Monday evening press briefing is being widely panned as a rambling diatribe of complaints and misinformation. The President had difficulty pronouncing many words, including “plasma,” as many noted.

Trump also lied about the timing of any possible vaccine:

And he lied about the state of the pandemic in the U.S.:

Here’s a sampling of what many are saying:

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‘Dangerous’ Anti-LGBTQ Trump Appointee Who Calls US a ‘Homo-Empire’ Quits – Will Partner With Con Man Jacob Wohl

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A bigoted Trump appointee at the famed U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has just quit but not before announcing she is teaming up with infamous conspiracy theorists Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman at a Thursday press conference, where she will discuss her “Christian beliefs.”

Merritt Corrigan, who once complained the U.S. is in the clutches of a “homo-empire” that pushes a “tyrannical LGBT agenda,” according to Pro-Publica, made several announcements via her now unlocked but mostly-all deleted Twitter account.

Playing the role of a victim of anti-religious bigotry, Corrigan wrote: “For too long, I’ve remained silent as the media has attacked me for my Christian beliefs, which are shared by the majority of Americans.”

Among them, she says, that “Gay marriage isn’t marriage.” The vast majority of Americans believe that the marriage of two people of the same sex is marriage.

She also appeared to attack transgender Americans, saying, “Men aren’t women.”

Corrigan also erroneously attacked a Democratic Senator who is very supportive of religion, Cory Booker, as a “radical anti-Christian leftist.”

Politico’s Daniel Lippman reported on Corrigan’s resignation. She attacked him too:

On Monday the House Foreign Affairs Committee commented on Corrigan’s resignation, and noted last month it said she is “dangerous” in a press release that called for her to quit. Corrigan demanded Chairman Engel debate her, Burkman, and Wohl.

Jacob Wohl, who is a partner with Jack Burkman, has attempted to frame Dr. Anthony Fauci, Robert Mueller, Pete Buttigieg, and waged false attacks against Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, Ilhan Omar, and Elizabeth Warren. As USA Today reported, Wohl also falsely claimed “that pipe bombs sent to prominent Democrats and media outlets were a left-wing ‘false flag’ operation.”

Among the few tweets she left up, aside from ones posted today, is this one of her with white nationalism sympathizer Tucker Carlson.

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Now-Deleted Photo Allegedly of Jerry Falwell Jr. With Unzipped Pants in the Company of ‘Good Friends’ Stuns Internet

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A Houston Chronicle reporter posted what appears to be a screenshot from Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr’s Instagram account, and it’s going viral on social media. The unconfirmed photo appears to be of Falwell Jr., with his arm around a young woman, his pants unzipped with underwear showing. He is holding a glass.

“More vacation shots,” the caption reads. “Lots of good friends visited us on the yacht. I promised that’s only black water in my glass. It was a prop only.”

Robert Downen, whose bio says he reports on “All things faith/religion” for the Houston Chronicle, tweeted out the screenshot.

Downen says the post is “real,” citing three sources.

Relevant magazine, which says it is “the leading platform reaching Christian twenty- and thirtysomethings,” also called it “a bizarre Instagram post.”

Pulpit & Pen News, which says it is “is a media outreach of the Fellowship Baptist Church,” also reported on the photo, saying: “To say that this behavior is unbecoming and scandalous for a president of a Christian university is an understatement.”

They say Falwell Jr. also posted and then deleted a video of they describe as “Trailer Park Boys” on a yacht.

Some online responses:

 

 

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