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Second Texas City Responds to Target by Targeting Transgender People With Hateful ‘Bathroom Bill’

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State Lawmaker to Also Introduce Similar Legislation: ‘I Will Die on This Issue Politically’

For the second time this week, a city official in Texas has announced plans to introduce an anti-transgender bathroom ordinance in response to retailer Target’s announcement that it will allow employees and customers to use restrooms and dressing rooms according to their gender identity in its stores. 

On Friday, Mayor Jay Pruitt of Rockwall, Texas, unveiled a proposal to fine trans people up to $500 for using public restrooms and other facilities according to their gender identity. The Rockwall City Council is set to debate Pruitt’s proposal Monday,. 

On Sunday, Mark Hicks (photo), a city councilman in the East Texas town of Lufkin, wrote in a letter to the editor of The Lufkin News, titled “Unsafe Environment,” that he will “work with city officials to draft a proposed ordinance to make this [Target’s] policy null and void within the city of Lufkin.”

“I am among those who believe that the potential for abusive behavior by voyeurs, exhibitionists and sexual predators is increased exponentially with the implementation of this policy,” Hicks wrote. “It creates an unsafe environment, and it should not be allowed or encouraged. I do not believe my wife or three young daughters should have to be concerned about using public facilities anywhere — and certainly not in a neighborhood staple like Target!”

“It is not an irrational fear of transgendered individuals — who would also be potential targets — that causes me to take this stand,” Hicks wrote, “it is the likely impersonation of transgender for criminal purposes that is worrying.”

Rockwall and Lufkin would become the second and third cities in the U.S. to pass anti-trans bathroom laws as a direct response to Target’s policy, joining Oxford, Alabama — where trans people can be jailed for up to six months for using the “wrong” restroom. 

Hicks also called on people to contact Texas legislators and request that they pass a law prohibiting implementation of Target’s policy. 

RELATED: Ted Cruz: Clinton, Trump Want to Let ‘Any Adult Man’ Use the ‘Girl’s Restroom if He Feels Like a Woman’

State Rep. Matt Shaheen, a Republican from Plano, announced last week he plans to introduce a bill next year that would prohibit cities from enforcing nondiscrimination ordinances that allow trans people to use restrooms and other facilities according to their gender identity. 

“If Target wants to close all their stores in the state of Texas, I will go over and help them pack and help them leave,” Shaheen said. “I will die on this issue politically. I am going to bat for my wife and my daughters.” 

Also Saturday, about 30 anti-LGBT protesters gathered outside the Target store in Lufkin, a town of 35,000 not far from the Louisiana border. The protest was organized by Leo Lytle, senior pastor at Faith Family Church in Burke. 

“I feel like this is an opportunity that if we just don’t say anything, then not only will Target not have any consequences for their actions, but next thing you know, it’ll be Walmart and Kmart and other retailers and restaurants who will also bow down to the pressure from those who are pushing this agenda so they won’t be looked upon as not inclusive or politically correct,” Lyle told The Lufkin News. 

Protester Warren Guy, a local children’s dentist who is a member of the American Family Association, the anti-LGBT hate group that recently launched a boycott of Target over the policy, said he spends thousands of dollars at the retailer every year, but will no longer be doing so. 

“The Bible says that God made us male and female, and that’s all,” Guy said. “We don’t get a choice about it. And Target wants to give anybody a choice about what sex they are — what ‘gender,’ they call it.” 

 

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‘It’s Called Obamacare’: Trump Scorched for Bragging He Will Sign Order Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions – Which Is Already Law

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President Donald Trump Friday night, desperate to save his flailing re-election campaign with less than 100 days to go, promised to force insurance companies to cover people with pre-existing conditions – a policy that has existed for years as current law under ObamaCare, and with no increase in premiums.

“Over the next two weeks I’ll be pursuing a major executive order requiring health insurance companies to cover all pre-existing conditions for all customers,” Trump said from his Bedminster golf resort. “That’s a big thing. I’ve always been very strongly in favor. We have to cover pre-existing conditions so we will be pursuing a major executive order requiring health insurance companies to cover all pre-existing conditions for all of its customers.”

“This has never been done before,” Trump said, in a massive lie.

In fact, Trump and his administration are not only suing to get rid of the requirement to cover people with pre-existing conditions, they have begged the Supreme court to void all of ObamaCare – the entire Affordable Care Act.

Right on cue, Trump’s top campaign advisors went to work, tweeting out the “news.”

Here’s Boris Epshteyn, Trump 2020 Strategic Advisor for Coalitions, a former Special Assistant to the President:

Here’s Jason Miller, Trump 2020 campaign Senior Advisor, a 2016 campaign communications advisor (who left the team under a cloud just before Trump entered the White House):

And here’s former Trump acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell:

All of them, including the president, were destroyed on social media.

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Jerry Falwell Jr. on Leave of Absence After Request From Board of Trustees – Just Days After Unzipped Pants Shot

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Jerry Falwell, Jr., the President and Chancellor of Liberty University, has been asked to take an indefinite leave of absence, just days after he posted, deleted, and later offered a strange and some say possibly intoxicated explanation about a photo showing him and a young woman in a strange state of undress.

MSNBC’s Jesse Rodriguez:

National Review’s David French adds the request came from the Board of Trustees:

Liberty University is one of the world’s largest Christian universities. Falwell, Jr. is a close ally to President Donald Trump. This is far from his first stunning scandal.

This is one of a few photos he posted Monday. There was a strange video as well. All were quickly deleted.

Falwell, Jr. then called into a local Virginia radio station, explaining the woman his arm was wrapped around was his wife’s assistant.

“You know it was weird, cause she was, she’s pregnant, she couldn’t get her pants up, and I was, trying to like – my, I had on a pair of jeans I haven’t worn in a long time so I couldn’t get mine zipped either,” Falwell told WLNI. “And so I just put my belly – I just put my belly out like hers, and it was just, um, she’s my wife’s assistant and she’s a sweetheart. I should never have put it up and embarrassed her because, um, anyway, I’ve apologized to everybody and I promised my kids, I’m gonna try to be a good boy from here on out.”

Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC) called Falwell’s behavior “appalling,” and called for him to step down.

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Jerry Falwell Jr Sends Racy Photos of His Wife to University Officials — and Rants About His Penis Size: Report

Jerry Falwell Jr’s Denials Backfire — as Photographer Posts More Shots of Him Partying at Miami Beach Nightclub

 

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Top US Counter Intelligence Official Formally Announces Russia Working to Attack Biden, Helping Trump Win Re-Election

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The top counterintelligence official in the United States government has just released an official statement saying the Intelligence Community is actively working to help President Donald Trump get re-elected.

“We assess that Russia is using a range of measures to primarily denigrate former Vice President Biden and what it sees as an anti-Russia ‘establishment.’ This is consistent with Moscow’s public criticism of him when he was Vice President for his role in the Obama Administration’s policies on Ukraine and its support for the anti-Putin opposition inside Russia,” states National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) Director William Evanina.

“For example, pro-Russia Ukrainian parliamentarian Andriy Derkach is spreading claims about corruption – including through publicizing leaked phone calls – to undermine former Vice President Biden’s candidacy and the Democratic Party. Some Kremlin-linked actors are also seeking to boost President Trump’s candidacy on social media and Russian television.”

Evanina does not limit his assessment to Russia. China and Iran, he says, prefer Biden to win the election – which would account for Trump’s recent attacks on both countries, while refusing to challenge or confront Russian President Vladimir Putin on any issue.

“We assess that China prefers that President Trump – whom Beijing sees as unpredictable – does not win reelection. China has been expanding its influence efforts ahead of November 2020 to shape the policy environment in the United States, pressure political figures it views as opposed to China’s interests, and deflect and counter criticism of China.”

“We assess that Iran seeks to undermine U.S. democratic institutions, President Trump, and to divide the country in advance of the 2020 elections.”

U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) says Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and other top Democrats, have been urging Evanina to release this information to the public.

But he warns that President Donald Trump is unlikely to act on it.

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