‘It’s the Least I Can Do’
Megan Rapinoe Sunday night decided to give “a little nod” to Colin Kaepernick by kneeling during the national anthem beforeÂ theÂ Seattle Reign‘s game in Chicago.Â
“It was very intentional,” Rapinoe told American Soccer Now, as USA Today reports.Â “It was a little nod to Kaepernick and everything that he’s standing for right now. I think it’s actually pretty disgusting the way he was treated and the way that a lot of the media has covered it and made it about something that it absolutely isn’t. We need to have a more thoughtful, two-sided conversation about racial issues in this country.”
San Francisco 49ers quarterback ColinÂ Kaepernick two weeks ago began sitting down as a form of protest against racial oppression during the playing of the national anthem. On September 1Â Kaepernick kneeled to show respect for theÂ active-duty serviceman who was singing the national anthem. He has been ravaged by the right wing media and conservatives, including Donald Trump.
9. Are the people upset that Kaepernick isn’t standing also upset that the GOP prez campaign is premised on the idea America is not great?
â€” Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) August 29, 2016
“Being a gay American,” Rapinoe added,Â “I know what it means to look at the flag and not have it protect all of your liberties. It was something small that I could do and something that I plan to keep doing in the future and hopefully spark some meaningful conversation around it. It’s important to have white people stand in support of people of color on this. We don’t need to be the leading voice, of course, but standing in support of them is something that’s really powerful.”Â
â€” â¤ï¸NWSLâš½ï¸ (@gbpackfan32) September 5, 2016
She also posted this tweet:
It’s the least I can do. Keep the conversation going. https://t.co/qwfHcqgV6J
â€” Megan Rapinoe (@mPinoe) September 5, 2016
Image by NWSL via Twitter
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Franklin Graham Is Behind NYC’s Central Park COVID-19 Field Hospital – Volunteers Asked to ‘Support’ Anti-LGBTQ Beliefs
NY State Senator Warns Graham to Not Discriminate
North Carolina’s infamous anti-LGBTQ activist, Franklin Graham, a religious extremist who is closely tied to President Donald Trump, is behind the emergency COVID-19 field hospital in New York City’s Central Park. Graham founded and runs the evangelical ministry Samaritan’s Purse, whose mission is neither healthcare nor disaster relief, but “to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
It’s unclear how a far right wing anti-LGBTQ Christian evangelical organization was allowed to build a 68-bed field unit that will be managed by a top New York City hospital, Mount Sinai, which has Jewish roots and whose president is openly gay – both of which violate Graham’s mission.
The New York Times once described Samaritan’s Purse as an “American evangelical relief group that is using private donations and United States government money to help victims of two earthquakes,” and reported it “has blurred the line between church and state as its volunteers preach, pray and seek converts among people desperate for help.”
Graham wants only Christian medical staff, including doctors, to work in his field hospital.
If you are a Christian doctor, nurse, paramedic, or other medical professional interested in serving COVID-19 patients in our @SamaritansPurse Emergency Field Hospital in NYC, please visit https://t.co/EEw1jNtrrk. pic.twitter.com/5i7EeKxLDi
— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) March 29, 2020
According to Samaritan’s Purse, volunteers are asked to support Graham’s extreme anti-LGBTQ beliefs.
“The primary mission of Samaritan’s Purse is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and we seek volunteers who have the same mindset. We ask that volunteers review our Statement of Faith and agree to support the ministry guidelines of Samaritan’s Purse.”
His Statement of Faith includes this belief:
“We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female.”
New York State Senator Brad Hoylman on Monday warned Graham to not discriminate.
You know those medical tents being constructed in Central Park?
They’re being set up by notorious anti-gay bigot Franklin Graham.
Mr. Graham must promise to treat EVERY patient with dignity and respect. pic.twitter.com/9ynZ4jHvrU
— Senator Brad Hoylman (@bradhoylman) March 30, 2020
Graham has also sent his “mobile ministry center” to NYC.
— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) March 31, 2020
REVEALED: Kushner Firm Built Coronavirus Website Trump Promised Google Was Building
More details about Donald Trump administration’s haphazard response to the COVID-19 pandemic were revealed in a bombshell new report published by The Atlantic on Monday evening.
“On March 13, President Donald Trump promised Americans they would soon be able to access a new website that would ask them about their symptoms and direct them to nearby coronavirus testing sites. He said Google was helping. That wasn’t true,” The Atlantic reported.
“But in the following days, Oscar Health—a health-insurance company closely connected to Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner—developed a government website with the features the president had described. A team of Oscar engineers, project managers, and executives spent about five days building a stand-alone website at the government’s request, an Oscar spokesperson told The Atlantic. The company even dispatched two employees from New York to meet in person with federal officials in Washington, D.C., the spokesperson said. Then the website was suddenly and mysteriously scrapped,” the magazine reported.
“The full extent of Oscar’s work on the project has not been previously reported. The partnership between the administration and the firm suggests that Kushner may have mingled his family’s business interests with his political interests and his role in the administration’s coronavirus response,” The Atlantic noted. “The ad hoc nature of Kushner’s task force has already collided with federal laws. Oscar’s involvement deepens Kushner’s ethics and conflict-of-interest problems.”
NEW: Oscar Health—a health-insurance firm closely connected to Jared Kushner—developed a website for the government’s coronavirus response. The site, which looked like a government product, was ultimately shelved. Oscar says it worked for free.
My story: https://t.co/YJtI5uIlIe
— Robinson Meyer (@yayitsrob) March 31, 2020
‘That’s a 9/11’: US Coronavirus Deaths Just Surged to 3000 – Americans React
Overnight coronavirus deaths in the U.S. surged, increasing by 565 to over 3000. There have now been 3148 coronavirus deaths in America, as the total number of confirmed cases grew by almost 20,000 to 163,479.
Americans are struggling to grasp what lies ahead. On Monday coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx revealed the federal government now predicts the best case scenario will be 100,000 to 200,000 COVID-19 deaths.
“If we do things together well … we could get in the range of 100,000-200,000 fatalities. We don’t even want to see that.” -Dr. Birx
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) March 30, 2020
President Trump declared if the number comes in at 100,000 he will have done “a very good job.”
Here’s how some are reacting to today’s devastating news.
Over 3000 US dead from Coronavirus.
Trump wins the George W Bush “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in US” Negligence in Government Award.
— FireDonaldTrump 🆘 🇺🇸 (@FireTrumpToday) March 31, 2020
“When you have 15 people, and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero, that’s a pretty good job we’ve done”
Pretty good job?
3000 Americans have died.
— Richard holt (@spook131) March 31, 2020
Over 3000 Americans have now died from Covid-19 making it officially worse than 9/11. If anyone says “Never Forget” in the future, assume they are talking about the coronavirus.
— Ty (@ty_perks) March 31, 2020
3000 US deaths from a pandemic (probably low bc we know some deaths have been recorded as due to pneumonia not coronavirus) and Trump’s trotting out the My Pillow guy. I fully expect Kid Rock to be there for the press conference on the day we hit 10,000 deaths.
— ariadtuppen (@AriadTuppen) March 31, 2020
“US deaths pass 3,000”
So how many September 11’s will this country have to endure before you people admit he is a pathological liar and a fundamental failure?#TrumpPressConf#coronavirus#StopAiringTrump#TrumpVirus#MAGA2020@realDonaldTrumphttps://t.co/fmIbwrzhGW
— Ajay (@RCI_101) March 31, 2020
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