Speaker Denounces ‘Homosexualist Gay Terrorism’
Anti-abortion activistÂ Janet PorterÂ drew a gaggle of Religious Right activists to Birmingham this afternoon for a press conference praising Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, a portion of the more than 200 people she said have signed a new letter standing up for Moore after a spate of allegations that he made sexual advances on teenage girls.
The press conference, which Moore and his wife Kayla attended and Moore spoke at, featured effusive praise for Mooreâ€™s character and record and vehement denunciations of the â€œcharacter assassinationâ€ Mooreâ€™s supporters say is being waged by his enemies. Speakers identified these enemies not only as the women accusing him of sexual misconduct (â€œliesâ€ and â€œvile calumniesâ€), but also the â€œlynch mob media,â€ â€œgay terrorists,â€ â€œcommunist Democrats,â€ â€œanti-God Republicans,â€ and other enemies of life, liberty and the Ten Commandments.
Speakers included anti-abortion extremists likeÂ Flip BenhamÂ andÂ Operation Save Americaâ€™sÂ Rusty Thomas, long-time Religious Right fringe figures and likeÂ Alan KeyesÂ andÂ Gordon Klingenschmitt, right-wing internet personalities like Activist Mommy, local pastors, and even Janet Porterâ€™s mom, who is stillÂ furiousÂ about the way Republicans treated her daughter when she ran unsuccessfully for the Ohio state senate last year. Also speaking wasÂ Steve Hotze, a Texas activist who has been aÂ major funderÂ of Mooreâ€™s campaign, who Porter said had helped to organize the event.
One standoutâ€”both for being a non-Christian and for the intense ugliness of his anti-gay rhetoricâ€”wasÂ Rabbi Noson Leiter, whoÂ denouncedÂ the â€œabominationâ€ of marriage equality and â€œhomosexualist gay terrorism and blackmailâ€ and praised Moore for taking on â€œimmoral Bible-hating millionairesâ€ including â€œanti-god Republicans like McCain and Romney.â€ He said Noahâ€™s flood â€œwas triggered by societal recognition of same-gender marriageâ€”so-called marriage.â€ Letier said, â€œWe need Judge Moore to stand up to the LGBT transgender mafia, which legislates sins that the Bible brands abomination into public policy, thereby advancing laws that result in state-sanctioned abuse of children and adults alike.â€
Benham also joined in the apocalyptic anti-gay rhetoric, warning that America has turned away from truths such as that â€œhomosexual sodomy destroys those who participate in it and nations who approve of it.â€
Taken together, theÂ speakersâ€™ commentsÂ mirroredÂ the disturbing public record of Moore himself: anti-reproductive choice, anti-LGBTQ, and solidly in favor of using the power of government to bring the country back to, in Mooreâ€™s words, â€œthe One on whom it is founded.â€
Moore joked that he had already brought unity to the country by uniting Republicans and Democrats in Washington who donâ€™t want him there. He denounced the â€œscurrilousâ€ and â€œfalseâ€ allegations of sexual misconduct, which he said were â€œan effort by Mitch McConnell and his cronies to steal this election from the people of Alabama.â€
Moore returned to the themes that have made him a folk hero among Religious Right activists, denouncing the federal judiciary and pledging to bring to Washington, D.C. the â€œtruthâ€ that America cannot succeed without acknowledging God. â€œWeâ€™ve got to stop judicial supremacy or weâ€™re losing our form of government,â€ he said.
Moore was not the only one who sees his election in existential terms. Alan Keyes warned that â€œif we let them get away with this, we will have shut the door on all our rights,â€ turning us from theÂ United States of America into â€œthe United States of Serfdom, worse than the Soviet Union.â€
After forcing reporters to sit through many denunciations of the sexual misconduct allegations, Porter opened the floor to questions but insisted, borrowing Ronald Reaganâ€™s â€œwe paid for this microphoneâ€ line, that reporters could only ask questions about â€œissuesâ€ and not â€œunsubstantiated allegations.â€ After a couple of reporters asked questions about the allegations, Moore walked offstage without answering and the event was over, though some speakers stuck around toÂ hollerÂ atÂ reporters.
This article wasÂ originally published at Right Wing WatchÂ and is re-published here by permission.
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‘A Monumental Fraud and Failure’: Trump Had a Plan to ‘Blow Up’ the G7 and Give the ‘Middle Finger’ to Our Allies: Report
President Donald Trump’s plan was to bully our G7 allies on a range of issues by touting the strong U.S. economy. As The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent wrote Friday morning, “Trump will proclaim his ‘America First’ agenda a smashing success, and throw that in the faces of our European allies.”
That plan will have to be changed now that his trade war with China just exploded.
China imposed tariffs of $75 billion of U.S. goods on Friday. Trump launched a tweetstorm causing the DOW to drop more than 600 points (at several times during the day more than 700 points.)
The president apparently found wiping out the value of millions of Americans’ 401(k)s amusing:
The Dow is down 573 points perhaps on the news that Representative Seth Moulton, whoever that may be, has dropped out of the 2020 Presidential Race!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 23, 2019
And just an hour after the markets closed, Trump once again took to Twitter, announcing he is increasing tariffs against China on $250 billion of goods.
“Trump’s appearance [at the G7] will in reality demonstrate that the very nationalist agenda he will be touting is, thus far, a record of deep fraudulence and failure, covered up with lies,” Sargent added. “Trump’s ‘America First’ agenda, particularly the trade war with China, is a key reason the U.S. economy is now at greater risk of tipping into recession.”
“It’s important to appreciate just how heavily Trump’s political mystique relies on the constant middle finger he gives to allies and international leaders. It’s central to the story he told in 2016 and the one he’ll tell in 2020.”
Last year President Trump promised winning trade wars is “easy.”
When a country (USA) is losing many billions of dollars on trade with virtually every country it does business with, trade wars are good, and easy to win. Example, when we are down $100 billion with a certain country and they get cute, don’t trade anymore-we win big. It’s easy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 2, 2018
Read the entire piece at The Washington Post.
Trump Administration Urges US Supreme Court to Declare Firing a Worker for Being Gay Is Legal
The Trump administration has just urged the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that firing an employee simply because they are gay is perfectly legal. The request comes in the form of a 34-page amicus brief, which was not required, but voluntary.
The brief, signed by Trump Solicitor General Noel Francisco, tells the Court it is the opinion of the administration’s Dept. of Justice that a “plain text” reading of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 do9es not protect gay people in the workplace from discrimination, including firing for being gay, as The Washington Blade, which was first to report, notes.
“The question here is not whether Title VII should forbid employment discrimination because of sexual orientation, but whether it already does,” the brief says. “The statute’s plain text makes clear that it does not; discrimination because of ‘sex’ forbids treating members of one sex worse than similarly situated members of the other — and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, standing alone, does not result in such treatment.”
President Trump has also stated he will not sign the Equality Act, which would specify that the Civil Rights of Act of 1964 does protect LGBTQ people from discrimination.
The Supreme Court will hear three cases related to anti-LGBTQ discrimination on October 8.
The move is consistent with the entirety of the Trump administration’s policies and actions.
Just ten days ago the Dept. of Justice tried to strong-arm the Equal Employment opportunity Commission to set aside up to eight years of findings and rulings and support the DOJ’s position firing LGBTQ workers is legal.
One week ago the DOJ in similar fashion urged the Supreme Court to rule that firing transgender workers is legal.
And on August 14 the Trump Dept. of Labor moved to prioritize the rights of so-called “religion-exercising organizations” over those of LGBTQ workers. The DOL offered a new proposal that appears to be a roadmap which faith-based organizations claiming to have religious beliefs or moral convictions can use to protect themselves from charges of discrimination.
As NCRM has reported previously, the Trump administration is the most anti-LGBT administration in modern U.S. history.
This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story will be updated, and NCRM will likely publish follow-up stories on this news. Stay tuned and refresh for updates.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Completed More Cancer Treatment
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent outpatient pancreatic cancer radiation therapy and has been declared cancer-free, according MSNBC’s Pete Williams and a statement from the Supreme Court.
“The tumor was treated definitively and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body,” the SCOTUS statement says. “No further treatment is needed at this time.”
The three-week treatment was completed at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
Ginsburg, who is 86 and keeps an active schedule, has maintained she will continue to serve as long as she feel capable.
NEW: Justice Ginsburg has completed a 3 week course of radiation therapy to treat a tumor on her pancreas. “The tumor was treated definitively and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body.” pic.twitter.com/vGo8hyNRJZ
— Kimberly Robinson (@KimberlyRobinsn) August 23, 2019
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