GOP Presidential Candidate Suggests Christians Should ‘Pray For’ Same-Sex Couples
Republican Gov. John Kasich on Sunday told LGBT people who face discrimination they should just get over it. The third-place GOP presidential candidate who is the sitting governor of Ohio also told people of faith who oppose same-sex marriage and LGBT people to “pray for” them. Both comments were made under the guise of uniting the nation.
CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union” asked Kasich if there areÂ any steps he “would take to try to stop states from passing” anti-LGBT, so called “religious freedom” laws. The Ohio governor responded, “No, I wouldn’t,” then admitted that he hadn’t even “thought about” it.
“There is a legitimate concern for people being able to have their deeply held religious beliefs, religious liberty,” Kasich continued. “But there’s also people who we shouldn’t be discriminating against. We need to have a balance,” he insisted. Â Â
“I just wish that everybody would just take a breath and calm down, because, you see, trying to figure out how to legislate that balance is complicated, and you keep doing do-overs, because nobody gets it right,” he admitted.Â
“So if we would just kind of calm down here, I think things would settle down. And what I like to say is, ‘just relax.'”
“If you don’t like what somebody’s doing, pray for them,” the governor suggested. “And if you feel as though somebody is doing something wrong against you, can you just, for a second, get over it, you know, because this thing will settle down.”
He went on to call the fight for equal civil rights for LGBT people “a wedge issue that can be exploited by people on both sides,” and concluded that “we need a united America, not a divided America. As one of my daughters said, ‘We’re the United States, not the divided states.'”
LGBT people still face discrimination, many on a daily basis. Housing discrimination, credit discrimination, employment discrimination, public accommodationsÂ discrimination like North Carolina Gov. McCrory just enshrined into law, and other types of discrimination are still prevalent today.
Positions like Governor Kasich’s are what continue to divide this nation. “Get over it” is not a solution. In his own home state of Ohio, there is no statewide law banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Kasich did sign an executive order making sexual orientation discrimination illegal, but there is also not hate crimes law that includesÂ sexual orientation and gender identity.
And, of course, Obergefell v. Hodges, the lead Supreme Court case that ultimately struck down bans on same-sex couples marrying originated in Governor Kasich’s state of Ohio during his tenure.
Image: Screenshot via CNN
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Watch: House Republicans Gang Up on Democrat as They Try to End 1/6 Insurrection Hearing With FBI Director
House Republicans on Tuesday tried to derail a hearing with FBI Director Christopher Wray on Donald Trump’s January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. As California Democratic U.S. Congressman Ro Khanna was speaking to Wray, Republicans tried to end the proceedings.
As Khanna is berating Director Wray, who told the House Oversight and Reform Committee the FBI did not have advance knowledge there would be a deadly attempt to overturn the election in a violent attack on lawmakers, one GOP Congressman interrupted.
“Madam Chair, I move to adjourn,” the Republicans says, interrupting Rep. Khanna, and violating the rules in the process.
Khanna, looks around to see who interrupted him, asks, “Madam Chair, if I could pause…”
As he speaks another Republican interrupts him.
“There’s been a motion, Madam Chair.”
Another person in the chamber, presumably a Democratic Congress, stunned, says, “HGe doesn’t have the floor,” meaning the Republican has no right to speak.
“The gentleman is not recognized,” the Chair tells the Republicans. “It is Mr. Khanna’s time.”
“We had an insurrection, we don’t need disruptions here,” Khanna said, addressing the Republicans. “Can we allow the democratic process to continue please?”
Republicans insisted they had a right to motion to adjourn, but the Chair told them they were “out of order.”
Democrats called for order as Republicans walked around the dais.
Republicans attempt to derail the hearing pic.twitter.com/z6Zm4QENzA
— Acyn (@Acyn) June 15, 2021
Fox Fires Reporter Who Declared On-Air She Was Being ‘Muzzled’ by Her Bosses: Report
Fox 26 Houston reporter Ivory Hecker announced Tuesday she has been fired after announcing live on-air during an on-scene segment that her bosses had been “muzzling” her and she had given secretly recorded audio and video to the discredited far right wing activists at Project Veritas.
“Before we get to that story, I want to let you, the viewers, know that Fox Corp. has been muzzling me to keep certain information from you, the viewers,” Hecker said on-camera Monday during her report (video below). “And from what I’m gathering, I am not the only reporter being subjected to this.”
The Daily Beast reports that in a phone call with Hecker “she said that she had just been terminated by the Fox outlet.”
But Hecker seems glad to go.
“I have been longing to part ways with this strange, slightly unhinged corporation since last August when I realized what they were,” she told The Daily Beast. “The piece with Project Veritas doesn’t touch what they did. Fox 26 knows I’m fearless.”
She added: “I have zero interest in working for another corporation. They all toe the same line.”
It’s unclear what “line” that is but it would seem she would have been more comfortable at another “unhinged corporation,” possibly OANN.
Here’s Hecker’s report from Monday.
Reporter Ivory Hecker with Fox 26 informs the network live on air that she’ll expose them with secret recordingspic.twitter.com/WM13fzdLXt
— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) June 15, 2021
‘Been Hitting the Pipe a Little Too Hard’: Pompeo Rebrands – Gets Mercilessly Mocked for Illegal Drug Pun
2024 GOP likely presidential hopeful Mike Pompeo, the Trump-era Secretary of State, has resurrected his old leadership political action committee, CAVPAC, and drawn attention to himself with what many see as a bad illegal drug pun.
The unfortunate tweet includes the word “pipehitter,” and Pompeo’s made-up definition: “someone who is unapologetically American, someone who fights for our future, someone who never gives an inch, someone who is dedicated to stand against the radical Left’s agenda.”
Calling all unapologetic Americans to join me and become a Pipehitter. https://t.co/KO15jutDPi
— Mike Pompeo (@mikepompeo) June 15, 2021
Be a Pipehitter.
— Mike Pompeo (@mikepompeo) June 15, 2021
The new “pipehitter” theme signals Pompeo distancing himself from his former boss. He had tried to position himself as the logical successor to the “America First” movement, but for reasons unspecified Pompeo is now hewing to a different brand, one that is decidedly more “Pompeo.”
While the new branding may have passed a Madison Avenue test, it did not pass the Twitter test.
— Eyes on the Right (@EyesOnTheRight) June 15, 2021
— Joe Kassabian (@jkass99) June 15, 2021
excuse me? https://t.co/pPufqLPvZi
— b-boy bouiebaisse (@jbouie) June 15, 2021
Love too be a pipehitter pic.twitter.com/cCVa6wtqib
— 📡 Halstead ➡️ Immunized Hyena 💉 (@CircuitYeen) June 15, 2021
Were… were you high when you tweeted this? https://t.co/QCdxpOFqBm
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) June 15, 2021
Am I a pipehitter? No, crack is whack.
But you be you, Mike.
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) June 15, 2021
Am I the only person thinking PULP FICTION right now? https://t.co/7gufHcixjk
— Joel Mathis (@joelmmathis) June 15, 2021
We constantly had to apologize to the world for you & your garbage president. Luckily, you’re finished pic.twitter.com/mJIBAw0QHT
— Ned Pyle (@NerdPyle) June 15, 2021
tell me you have no gay friends without telling me you have no gay friends https://t.co/4w3FpRam2V
— Scott Bixby (@scottbix) June 15, 2021
Yeah, I think Mike has been hitting the pipe a little too hard. pic.twitter.com/H1lMAmn2GB
— Citizen D (@touchmeimdic) June 15, 2021
— Joe Kassabian (@jkass99) June 15, 2021
You guys on the right have definitely been hitting the pipe but it doesn’t match your definition.
— Dad Jokes Panda (@TrashPandaFTW) June 15, 2021
honestly, “pipehitter” seems like a joke which your 20-something interns were making and you walked in on and decided it was a great idea.
— Pé (@4everNeverTrump) June 15, 2021
My college roommate hit his pipe too often and that’s why he dropped out 🌬
— James Carli 🇺🇳 (@AxnCarli) June 15, 2021
Jr hits the pipe daily
— Steve_L (@ThrottleJockey6) June 15, 2021
No thanks. I love being “Radical Left”
Heres what that means Mike:
I have empathy, a soul, I love everyone for who they are, I don’t eat sleep and drink money and I won’t sell my soul to the devil for power.
Have a good day!
— BonBonsays…AMERICA IS BACK💙🇺🇸💙JOE/KAMALA (@srfrgrl1959) June 15, 2021
A political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition
— Anne McCarthy (@AM_McCarthy) June 15, 2021
SMOKE CRACK WITH MIKE POMPEO LETS GOO https://t.co/p7ft3rtKMR
— Marisa (@poke_m0m) June 15, 2021
I remember when being called a “pipehitter” had more to do with meth than supporting fascism and insurrection.
Times, they be a changin’, tho.
— Fully Vaccinated & Not a Cat (@michaelbusby) June 15, 2021
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