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Alabama Mayor Insists Comments ‘Taken Out of Context’ After Saying LGBT People Should Be Killed to Solve Problems

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An Alabama mayor is under fire after writing on Facebook that LGBT people must be killed in order to fix the nation’s problems. Along with his list of those who should be executed are socialists and people who are pro-choice.

“We live in a society where homosexuals lecture us on morals, transvestites lecture us on human biology, baby killers lecture us on human rights and socialists lecture us on economics,” read a meme Carbon Hill Mayor Mark Chambers posted to Facebook, according to WBRC.

A friend of Chambers apparently agreed, writing: “By giving the minority more rights than the majority. I hate to think of the country my grandkids will live in unless somehow we change and I think that will take a revolution.”

Chambers responded: “The only way to change it would be to kill the problem out. I know it’s bad to say but without killing them out there’s no way to fix it.”

A WBRC reporter called Mayor Chambers, who at first denied he was responsible for the offensive postings.

“I don’t think I posted that. I think that’s somebody else’s post,” the mayor said.

“So, you’re saying someone is using your identity on Facebook,” reporter Brittany Dionne asked.

“I don’t know,” was Chambers’ response, before hanging up.

In a second phone call Chambers insisted his remarks were being taken out of context but also defended them by saying they were meant to be private.

“I never said anything about killing out gays or anything like that,” Chambers also said, after attacking immigrants in America as “ungrateful” and accusing them of taking over the country.

Chambers “voiced his comments were in response to a civil war happening in the United States,” WBRC noted. He also talked about a “revolution.”

An apology was posted to his Facebook page, but the page has since been set to private.

WBRC reporter Josh Gauntt posted a screenshot. In it, Chambers apologizes and says he alone is responsible for his remarks, but he also insists again that they were taken out of context. He also claims his comment was “not targeting the LGBTQ community.”

 

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Trump DOJ Tells Supreme Court It Is Legal To Fire Transgender Workers

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The Trump administration on Friday informed the U.S. Supreme Court it is the opinion of the Dept. of Justice that it is legal under federal law for employers to fire transgender workers merely for being transgender.

The DOJ’s brief states Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, does not apply to transgender workers.

In reporting the development Buzzfeed calls it one of the Trump administration’s “most agressive steps yet to legalize anti-transgender discrimination.”

Friday’s move comes just days after the DOJ attempted to strong-arm the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission into telling the Supreme Court discrimination on the basis of gender identity is not sex discrimination. To do so would have contradicted up to eight years of EEOC findings and rulings.

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Anti-LGBT White Supremacist to Co-Host New Public Affairs TV Talk Show That Will Air on PBS

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Pat Buchanan, a longtime anti-LGBTQ white supremacist Christian nationalist pundit will co-host a re-boot of “The McLaughlin Group,” a Sunday morning public affairs, news, and commentary TV  talk show know for the fast and hot takes of its conservative creator, John McLaughlin. The show will be syndicated by Maryland Public Television and air on PBS stations, Media Matters reports.

Buchanan, who worked in the Nixon, Ford, and Reagan White Houses, co-hosted the original version of CNN’s “Crossfire,” and was even a regular contributor on MSNBC, before the network parted ways with him over offensive commentary in one of his many books.

Indeed, Buchanan has a long and dark history of homophobia, anti-semitism, Holocaust diminution, racism, and bigotry., as NCRM repeatedly reported.

For example, Buchanan once claimed that “America has been the best country on earth for black folks. It was here that 600,000 black people, brought from Africa in slave ships, grew into a community of 40 million, were introduced to Christian salvation, and reached the greatest levels of freedom and prosperity blacks have ever known.”

(They were slaves, stolen from their homes, beaten, raped, separated from their families, whipped, and later, once slavery was over, suffered hundreds of years of inequality that continues to this very day.)

In 2011, Buchanan exploded over same-sex marriage, claiming it “is being imposed dictatorially,” during this screed:

“Vaughn Walker, a gay federal judge in San Francisco, has ruled that same-sex marriage is guaranteed by the 14th Amendment. Can anyone believe this absurd notion of equality was intended by or written into the Constitution by the Congress that produced the 14th Amendment?”

“Although gay marriage has been rejected in 31 states in referenda, judges continue to declare that such unions be treated as marriages,” Buchanan continued, literally denigrating the 17,000 marriages of California same-sex couples. “An idea of equality rejected democratically by voters is being imposed dictatorially. In December 2010, a repudiated liberal Congress imposed its San Francisco values on the Armed Forces, by ordering homosexuals admitted to all branches of the service. Indoctrination of recruits, soldiers, and officers into an acceptance of the gay lifestyle will transfer authority over the military, the most respected institution in America, to agents of a deeply-resented and widely detested managerial state.”

These are but two of countless examples of Buchanan’s white supremacy and anti-LGBTQ hate. Media Matters produced this short clip exposing Buchanan’s history of hate:

Media Matters, which reports that Buchanan will co-host the reboot of “The McLaughlin Group,” and that it will air on PBS stations, offers more evidence of Buchanan’s “Anti-LGBT Bigotry.”

Media Matters also reports that Buchanan “has spent decades calling for the defunding of public broadcasting,” complaining it “glorified homosexuality.”

 

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Internet Digs Up Curt Schilling’s Horrific History After Trump Says It’s ‘Terrific’ He May Run for Congress

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President Donald Trump Tuesday endorsed the as-yet undeclared congressional candidacy of former baseball great Curt Schilling, who helped lead his teams to World Series championships four times.

Schilling in his post-baseball years has become a far right wing political commentator who has endorsed Donald Trump and who even promotes the false QAnon conspiracy theory.

Despite Schilling’s horrific history, President Donald Trump felt the need to praise him on Twitter – while making it clear the president saw him on “Fox and Friends.”

Many immediately took to Twitter to provide an important background check.

Among them, Parkland massacre survivor and activist David Hogg, who alluded to, as Yahoo News reported, the fact Schilling last year retweeted “a conspiracy theory that alleges one of the survivors from the mass shooting at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. was actually a paid crisis actor.”

Daily Beast columnist Dean Obeidallah pointed to a 2016 Washington Post piece titled, “The radicalization of Curt Schilling,”

Schilling at the time had just lost his ESPN gig after sharing on Facebook a vile transphobic meme, making clear what direction he was going to take his career in.

“Let him in!” the tweet read. “To the restroom with your daughter or else you’re a narrow minded, judgmental, unloving, racist bigot who needs to die!!!”

And here are some more responses to Trump’s endorsement of Schilling’s potential congressional run:

 

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