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WATCH: Tens of ‘Formerly LGBT’ People Attend Christian Right’s ‘Freedom March’

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About 50 People Attend March ‘Celebrating Freedom From Homosexual/Transgender Lifestyles by the Grace and Power of Jesus Christ’

The Christian Right is the most virulently anti-LGBT segment of America today. The latest polls show at least six out of 10 Americans support same-sex marriage, and the 30 percent who oppose it are made up of “conservative Republicans (58 percent), Republicans overall (51 percent), Mormons (53 percent), white evangelical Protestants (58 percent) and adults in Alabama (51 percent)” – the only state where a majority oppose marriage equality.

So it should come as no surprise the only LGBT people groups like the Family Research Council and the Christian evangelical wing of the GOP “support” are so-called “ex-gay” or “formerly-LGBT” people.

On Saturday afternoon on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the religious right organized a “Freedom March” for people who believe Jesus Christ has transformed them from gay to straight.

Tens of people showed.

Among the speakers at Saturday’s “Freedom March” was conservative Elizabeth Johnston, aka, “The Activist Mommy,” who last month organized a protest that urged parents to keep their children out of school in an anti-LGBT “sit-in,” over comprehensive sex-ed classes. She recorded a crazed video titled, “They Are Coming For Our Children!

The anti-gay hate group Family Research Council supported the protest, likening sex-ed to child molestation, and using the hashtag, #HandsOffOurKids.

Far right wing anti-LGBT activist Dr. Michael Brown, who falsely claims a new California bill that bans conversion therapy would also ban the Bible, weighed on on the march:

This woman’s Twitter bio says she’s the National Grassroots Co-Director for Patriot Voices, a PAC founded by Rick Santorum. She also thinks being LGBT is a “lifestyle.”

Some who oppose the concept of being “ex-gay” or “formerly LGBT,” because it’s not possible, and actually harmful, weighed in:

It’s important to note that so-called “conversion therapy” which portends to change LGBT people into straight or non-transgender people is fraud, as several courts have ruled. Those who undergo it have called it torture. It has been declared at best ineffective and at worst harmful by major medical organizations. And it has been linked to suicide.

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Trump Serves Up Paranoid Election Conspiracy Rant for Thanksgiving: ‘Flick of a Switch Can Change Course of History’

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President Donald Trump on Thanksgiving broke weeks of refusing to answer questions from reporters, and focusing his anger on Georgia called its Republican Secretary of State “an enemy of the people” while brewing up an insane new conspiracy theory.

After praising GOP Senators in two run-off elections fighting to keep their seats, Trump said he told Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, “you have a fraudulent system.”

“You have a system where the flick of a switch or the putting in of a new chip can change the course of history.”

He also falsely claimed voting rights advocate and former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams had illegally “harvested” 850,000 ballots. In reality, Abrams says 750,000 Georgia voters have requested absentee ballots.

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USAID Acting Administrator the Latest Governmental Employee to Test Positive for COVID-19

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Acting administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), John Barsa, has tested positive for coronavirus, Axios reported Wednesday.

Staffers told Axios that they barely wear masks in their office and that Barsa is the latest in a series of senior administration officials to contract the virus. H

“The acting Deputy Administrator has been isolating since he began exhibiting symptoms late Monday, Nov. 23, and will continue to until a retest is conclusive,” spokesperson Pooja Jhunjhunwala said in a statement.

Barsa was planning to travel to Honduras this weekend after the country was ravaged by recent hurricanes. Administration officials say they expect that trip won’t happen as he quarantines.

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Adam Schiff: ‘A President Cannot Pardon Himself’ and the ‘Constitution is Not a Suicide Pact’

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Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) appeared on CNN Wednesday to discuss the pardon of Michael Flynn by President Donald J. Trump and the question arose regarding whether or not the president could, in fact, pardon himself.

“The Justice Department has taken the position that a president cannot pardon himself,” Schiff said. “It would ultimately be up to [the U.S. Supreme Court] to decide. The Constitution is not a suicide pact.”

Flynn was originally charged with admitting that he had misled investigators about details of his conversations with the Russian ambassador during Trump’s presidential transition.

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