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‘To Hell With Gay Pride’: Trump-Loving Florida Politician Running Viciously Homophobic Campaign

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Says Gay People ‘Choose to Be a Homosexual’ and Claims They “Love” Being in Jail

A Florida man is running for a non-partisan seat on the St. Petersburg city council, and he’s running on an extremely homophobic platform.

Chico Cromartie says being gay is not part of the “American principles.”

He says being gay is a choice.

And he says “to hell with gay pride,” according to the Tampa Bay Times.

“He doesn’t honor the Pride flag, promises he won’t bow to ‘their agenda’ and thinks the LGBTQ community is thriving in St. Petersburg at the expense of the black community,” the Tampa paper adds.

“It makes me more popular as a leader,” Cromartie says about his beliefs. “Because people understand I’m going to lead based on American principles. Not because they choose to be a homosexual.”

Claiming his “policies are all-inclusive” he’s offering this apparently unconstitutional policy:

“The idea that the homosexuals should be considered to receive taxpayer dollars, based on the fact that they choose to be a homosexual, to me is not fair to the other citizens who choose not to be homosexual,” Cromartie says. “And if I’m elected, I’m going to dismantle all those policies.”

Good luck with that, because doing so likely would be illegal.

On social media Cromartie attacks the LGBTQ community and speaks in biblical terms on what appears to be his campaign page (he does not seem to have a separate functioning campaign website.)

In this post he refers to gay people as “vicious, hateful and intolerant,” suggests they are harmful to children, and talks about “the true character of the homosexual agenda.”

Here, he suggests LGBTQ people are “anti-American.”

And here, he again speaks in biblical terms, writing, “Jesus was betrayed by Judas for 30 pieces of silver. The residents of South St. Pete have been betrayed by local politicians and advocates alike, for much less!”

On what appears to be his personal Facebook page, which is linked to the campaign Facebook page, Cromartie has many pro-Trump photos and articles. And he suggests prisons have a high rate of LGBTQ incarceration, but says many gay people say they “love” being in jail.

He says, “I will always protect and defend traditional marriage, American families and their values!”

He claims he’s “receiving personal threats from homosexuals,” and “I’m the only candidate who doesn’t give a damn how homosexuals feel and I’m fighting to secure a home and future for your children in South St. Pete!”

He has a photo of a burning gay pride flag on his personal Facebook page.

And then there’s this:

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Right Wing Religious Extremist Blasted for Claiming If Epstein Had Raped Teen Boys Liberals Would Support Him

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Erick Erickson, a far right wing religious extremist who was once considered a conservative “thought leader” is getting slammed after making a vile and disgusting – not to mention wholly false – claim apparently about liberals.

Erickson, who (for reasons unknown) as recently as this year appeared on MSNBC and who has compared LGBT activists to ISIS, used billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s horrific crimes and newly alleged sex trafficking charges to suggest that gay people somehow are exempt from society’s mores – when the opposite is frequently true, thanks at times to people like Erickson.

He also suggested that liberals inconsistently denounce sex crimes and rape, which is astonishingly false.

The claim drew swift rebukes from many on both the left and the right.

Republican pollster Frank Luntz made clear the left has been consistent in its outrage over sexual exploitation, child rape, and other sexual crimes:

Some others took a more direct approach:

The Daily Beast took the opportunity to tweet out a December article on Erickson:

Others noted Erickson’s support of accused child rapist Roy Moore:

Some noted Republicans’ support of other child rapists:

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Former GOP Candidate Says Buttigieg Is ‘Going to Hell’ to Meet His Maker Because He Refuses to Repent for Being Gay

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Virginia Republican E.W. Jackson says 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg Is “going to die and go to hell” because he’s gay and refuses to “repent” for his “wickedness.” He also compared the South Bend, Indiana mayor to a “temple prostitute,” and – rebuking Buttigieg – says the devil, not God, creates gay people.

Jackson is a far right wing pastor who ran for the U.S. Senate in 2012 and 2018 and was the Republican Party’s nominee to become Lieutenant Governor in 2013.

He “dedicated the bulk of his radio program yesterday to attacking Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg for being gay and calling himself a Christian,” Right Wing Watch’s Kyle Mantyla reports.

Bishop Jackson, who has a long and ugly history of attacking LGBT people, went after Buttigieg for saying that he is both gay and a Christian, and for declaring that his marriage has brought him closer to God and made him a better person.

“What Pete Buttigieg said was not only a lie out of the pit of hell, it was a direct blasphemy against God,” Jackson proclaimed.

“He’s giving credit to God for a work of the devil. The devil makes homosexuals, not God,” Jackson claimed. “The devil makes transgenders, not God. He perverts their minds and perverts their thinking and, who knows, he maybe even messes with them physiologically. They get molested at a young age and confused in their sexuality and then everybody is now expected to celebrate it.”

Jackson’s remarks are scientifically false.

In March Jackson said that “homosexuals basically are trying to intimidate and cow Christians into bowing to their will,” which is also false.

“We’re not bowing,” he insisted. “They can do whatever they want to do. We’re not bowing … We Christians are never going to bow down. Never! You’ll have to kill us, but we won’t bow.”

Last month Jackson falsely claimed that Buttigieg is trying to turn America into a “homocracy.”

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For the Second Time in Days a Republican Has Blocked a Critical $19 Billion Bill to Help Disaster Victims

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U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) has just blocked a critical $19.1 billion bill that would provide critical aid to victims of natural disasters – victims who have already been waiting nearly six months for Congress to help them.

Last week Republican Congressman Chip Roy pulled the same stunt, blocking the bill by objecting to the procedure Democrats were using to pass it. Democrats tried to pass the bill by unanimous consent, a frequent procedure, because the vast majority of House lawmakers had already left town for the Memorial Day holiday weekend and there was no question it would pass.

The bill now will likely be held for a roll call vote. The only goal both Republican lawmakers have achieved is to add to the harm Americans who are in great need have already faced.

Massie is known for extremist positions and actions, including sticking by his endorsement of Alabama’s Roy Moore’s U.S. Senate candidacy, which failed. Massie also voted in early 2017 to revoke an Obama administration regulation that banned severely mentally impaired people from owning guns. He was even one of just seven Republicans who refused to vote for a bill to name a post office for the late U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter, who served in Congress for 31 years, literally until the day she died.

The $19.1 billion bill is expected to be voted on the House floor next week. The U.S. Senate already passed it and President Trump has said he will sign it.

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