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Gay-Bashing Televangelist Caught Admitting He Slept With a Man in Leaked Recording

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A leaked recording of a telephone call reveals that the Rev. Ernest Angley, a televangelist based in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, once admitted to having sexual relations with another man, despite a long career of calling gay men “vile.”

The Akron Beacon Journal reports that the recording was made available by a person who had read the newspaper’s coverage of a lawsuit filed against Angley by the Rev. Brock Miller, a former pastor at Angley’s Grace Cathedral who is alleging that he suffered years of sexual abuse at Angley’s hands.

In the recording, Angley can be heard discussing his sexual relations with a male church employee while on a mission trip to Africa. The Rev. Bill Davis, another former Grace Cathedral pastor, can be heard confronting Angley over the affair.

“It’s not about your affair with [name withheld], and your sexual promiscuousness [or] impropriety, whatever you want to call it,” Davis said. “Now, that hasn’t got out.”

Davis also informed Angley that his wife, Regina, had been contemplating publicly revealing Angley’s relations with men after Angley accused her of being “vulgar.”

“She was so angry over that word ‘vulgar,’” Davis tells Angley. “You know what she said she was going to tell? She said, ‘I’ll tell you what vulgar is: Him and [name withheld] naked, laying in… bed.”

In a 1995 book, Angley condemned homosexuality by calling it “vile before God” while also saying “it will send souls to hell.”

Read the Akron Beacon Journal’s full report here.

 

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‘Chutzpah’: Liz Cheney Dragged for False Claim House Democrats ‘Enable Anti-Semitism’

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U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), the powerful Chair of the House Republican Conference, is under fire once again, and once again it’s for her actions surrounding anti-Semitism.

Cheney is just the latest Republican to take Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib’s recent remarks out of context.

Tlaib’s remarks were, perhaps, not well expressed, but they were not anti-Semitic, as Jonathan Chait at New York Magazine expressed, in, “Republicans Call Tlaib Anti-Semitic for Saying Something Nice About Israel.”

Take a look for yourself – and read carefully:

There’s always kind of a calming feeling I tell folks when I think of the Holocaust, and the tragedy of the Holocaust, and the fact that it was my ancestors — Palestinians — who lost their land and some lost their lives, their livelihood, their human dignity, their existence in many ways, have been wiped out, and some people’s passports. And just all of it was in the name of trying to create a safe haven for Jews, post-the Holocaust, post-the tragedy and the horrific persecution of Jews across the world at that time. And I love the fact that it was my ancestors that provided that, right, in many ways. But they did it in a way that took their human dignity away and it was forced on them.

Republicans, like Cheney, are taking this out of context. Cheney, repeatedly:

But Cheney is getting dragged for her hypocritical remarks, as Americans remind her how upset they were when she, herself, voted against a House resolution condemning anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and hate speech against minorities. And that her father is, they say, a war criminal.

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Newly Uncovered Videos Reveal the Mortifying Hypocrisy of Top Republicans on Impeachment

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Republicans have a problem: They want to claim that impeaching President Donald Trump is completely ridiculous, but just a few short decades ago, they were driving the push for impeaching President Bill Clinton.

And in that process, they said a lot of things that will likely come back to haunt them.

Take Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), for instance, who said Monday that it’s time to “move on” from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation — even though we only got the exhaustive 448-page report last week. He seems to think the extensive case for obstruction of justice laid out in Volume II of the report should just be ignored.

But MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” showed that, in 1998 when it was Clinton under investigation, McConnell was, by contrast, deeply concerned about the integrity of the presidency.

In a speech at the impeachment hearings, McConnell said he wanted to draw attention to a “serious and deeply troubling crisis” in the country. “This is a crisis of confidence, of credibility, and of integrity. Our nation is indeed at a crossroads: Will we pursue the search for truth, or will we dodge, weave and evade the truth.”

At the time, Clinton was under fire for lying to investigators about his sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky, which was, undoubtedly, wildly inappropriate. But now that Trump stands accused of obstructing a national security investigation, McConnell appears unable to muster up any indignation or outrage.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who has become one of Trump’s closest congressional allies, similarly seems to have lost his passion for restoring the dignity of the White House.

“You don’t even have to be convicted of a crime to lose your job in this constitutional republic if this body determinates that your conduct as a public official is clearly out of bounds in your role,” said Graham in 1998. “Because impeachment is not about punishment. Impeachment is about cleansing the office.”

In another clip from the time period, Graham made clear that what he was concerned with was Clinton’s obstruction of justice — precisely the charge Trump faces:

“I’m telling you momentum is shifting toward impeachment, because people are looking at facts and coming to realise the President committed serious crimes and it is not just about sex. The idea that this is an accusatory function here. We are not the trial, the trial is in the Senate. Our job is to find credible evidence if there is warning impeachment from that evidence; grand jury perjury, obstruction of justice by the President, I think are high crimes and misdemeanours. The only thing to change my mind would be direct, honest candour on his part. The President has to earn censure.

Of course, it’s not just Republicans who will be embarrassed. Democrats such as Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY)  who in 1998 attacked the impeachment push against Clinton may now find themselves contradicting their prior claims. But they, more credibly, can point to an important difference. While Clinton was impeached over his obstructive lies about a consensual, though wrongful, sexual relationship, Trump’s conduct relates much more directly to an issue of national importance: Russia’s attack on American elections and the investigation into that matter.

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Trump’s 2020 Campaign Manager Attacks NBC, CNN and Facebook for Not Running Ad That’s Too Racist Even for Fox

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Shortly after Fox News announced it would no longer air a racist ad approved by President Donald Trump, his 2020 campaign manager was on Twitter attacking other networks that refused to broadcast it.

“So, @NBCNews @CNN @facebook have chosen to stand with those ILLEGALLY IN THIS COUNTRY,” said Brad Parscale, campaign manager for Trump 2020. “Instead of standing with LEGAL IMMIGRANTS and those that follow our laws. The #FakeNewsMedia and #PaloAltoMafia are trying to control what you see and how you think. STOP THE CARAVAN!”

NBC News announced Monday that it would not longer air the Trump campaign’s anti-immigration ad, after facing backlash for showing the 30-second spot during “Sunday Night Football,” and Fox News issued a statement a short time later about the ad.

“Upon further review, Fox News pulled the ad yesterday and it will not appear on either Fox News Channel or Fox Business Network,” said Marianne Gambelli, Fox News’ president of advertisement sales.

RELATED: Here’s the Truth About the Cop Killer in Trump’s Racist Ad Attacking Democrats – It’s Embarrassing to the GOP

CNN had already declined to air the advertisement, which was not submitted to either CBS or ABC.

Facebook pulled down the ad after the TV networks announced their decisions.

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