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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.

Image: Screenshot via Ford Fischer/Twitter

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White House (Finally) Puts Out Mild Statement on Vile ‘Trump’ Slaughtering the Media Video – Gets Quickly Slapped Down

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The White House has finally put out a “statement” of sorts in response to a vile video depicting a fake “Donald Trump” violently slaughtering the media and other top Trump targets, several top Democrats including Rep. Maxine Waters, Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Republicans including  the late Sen. John McCain, and Sen. Mitt Romney, and Black Lives Matter.

The clip was played at an event for Trump supporters held at Trump’s Miami golf resort. Donald Trump Jr. and former Trump press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders reportedly were present at the event.

At 8:26 AM ET Trump press secretary Stephanie Grisham posted a short tweet, almost as an offhand memo.

Re: the video played over the weekend: The @POTUS @realDonaldTrump has not yet seen the video, he will see it shortly, but based upon everything he has heard, he strongly condemns this video.”

Trump, who repeatedly has called the press “enemy of the people,” had been tweeting up a storm overnight when the news broke, and again this morning.

Many were quick to respond to Grisham’s milquetoast remarks while some questioned the White House claim he had not seen it, asking if not, why not.

 

 

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WATCH: Trump Supporters Celebrate Video at His Miami Golf Resort Showing President Conducting Mass Shooting

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Supporters at President Donald Trump’s Trump National Doral Miami showed a video depicting the president conducting a mass shooting. Instead of people’s heads, however, it was replaced with logos of media outlets like PBS, NPR and others.

In the past, the president has advocated violence against CNN or other media, but has stopped short of advocating a mass shooting.

“Several of Mr. Trump’s top surrogates — including his son Donald Trump Jr., his former spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders and the governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis — were scheduled to speak at the three-day conference, which was held by a pro-Trump group, American Priority, at Trump National Doral Miami,” The New York Times reported Sunday. “Ms. Sanders and a person close Mr. Trump’s son said on Sunday that they did not see the video at the conference.”

The video even uses the Trump campaign logo, combined with a series of internet memes. The violent clip came from the film “Kingsman: The Secret Service” in a scene where an agent was being manipulated by a chip in his brain. He ultimately ended up killing everyone in the church.

A person in attendance sent clips of the video on their cell phone and sent it to the New York Times, but the video has been uploaded to YouTube.

“Content was submitted by third parties and was not associated with or endorsed by the conference in any official capacity,” said event organizer Alex Phillips. “American Priority rejects all political violence and aims to promote a healthy dialogue about the preservation of free speech. This matter is under review.”

Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that she was really only in attendance for a prayer breakfast.

“That video was not produced by the campaign, and we do not condone violence,” said Trump campaign spokesperson Tim Murtaugh.

Read the full report from The Times and you can watch the video below:

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‘That’s a War Crime’: Ex-Trump Envoy Brett McGurk Is Outraged by Assassination of Hevrin Khalaf

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President Donald Trump’s former top official responsible for defeating the Islamic State was outraged on Saturday by reports that Syrian Future Party co-Chair Hevrin Khalaf had been killed.

Brett McGurk, the former special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL blasted the killing as a war crime.

Earlier in the day, McGurk had retweeted a statement that Trump was leaving the Kurds “to be slaughtered” by Turkey.

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