Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Well a BIG FU2, Texas!

"Texas GOP Platform"
Reparative Therapy- "We recognize the legitimacy and efficacy of counseling, which offers reparative therapy and treatment for those patients seeking healing and wholeness from their homosexual lifestyle. No laws or executive orders shall be imposed to limit or restrict access to this type of therapy."
That was the "punchline," this was the set up:
Homosexuality- "Homosexuality is a chosen behavior that is contrary to the fundamental unchanging truths that have been ordained by God in the Bible, recognized by our nation’s founders, and shared by the majority of Texans. Homosexuality must not be presented as an acceptable alternative lifestyle, in public policy, nor should family be redefined to include homosexual couples. We believe there should be no granting of special legal entitlements or creation of special status for homosexual behavior, regardless of state of origin. Additionally, we oppose any criminal or civil penalties against those who oppose homosexuality out of faith, conviction, or belief in traditional values."
40 pages, and a disparate amount of them devoted to smearing gays:
Equality of All Citizens- "We deplore all discrimination. We also deplore forced sensitivity training and urge repeal of any mandate requiring it. We urge immediate repeal of the Hate Crimes Law. Until the Hate Crimes Law is totally repealed, we urge the Legislature to immediately remove the education curriculum mandate and the sexual orientation category in said Law."
It is clear that they hate their own LGBT citizenry, it's just too bad they can't admit it.

Monday, August 4, 2014

GOP: No Obama Benghazi Wrongdoing

In a stunning rebuke to its base, the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence voted to declassify on Thursday the results of its nearly two-year, $3.3 million taxpayer-paid investigation on the September 11, 2012 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, finding no intentional wrongdoing by President Barack Obama, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, or by the Obama administration.
Meanwhile, Republicans will start yet another series of hearings, led by GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy, trying g once again to prove that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were somehow to blame for the deaths of four Americans.
For a look at Tea Party memes of Benghazi, including Obama hang nooses, see our compilation on Storify.
I can't get this link to hyper.. http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/_breaking_gop_house_intelligence_committee_report_finds_no_obama_administration_wrongdoing ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Over 3 million on Benghazi, 50 show-votes to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act, AKA Scary black man in the White House-care, 26 Billion to close down the Government last year, at a time of war! These people aren't just fiscally irresponsible, they're a threat to National Security.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Rep. Brad Sherman: ♫ In an L.A. Minute... ♫

He was given one minute (too long, imo) on the House Floor last night.

Rep. Brad Sherman D - California, 30th District Woodland Hills, Granada Hills, Studio City

Transcript:

Rep. Brad Sherman: We’re told that if we want the government to stay open for just another five or seventy-five days, we should torpedo the Affordable Care Act [“Obamacare”].Then, what happens in November or December? Are we told that to keep the government open any further we have to strip-mine YellowStone? We have to abolish Medicare? 

The fact is, it is wrong to take hostages, it is wrong to say that the government will shut down if that is the only way you can achieve your legislative objectives. 

What would the country think of us if we said we were going to shut down the government unless we get gay rights, gun control, cap and trade, immigration reform? 

Or what would the country think of us if we said, “Gay rights, but only for one year -- keep the government open for one year, get gay-rights for one year.

Taking hostages is wrong. Holding hostage, the greatest country in the world is wrong.

But his heart was in the right place, and all, right?
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Op-ed: Can Democrats Scare Ted Cruz With LGBT Rights?

Yeah, what he said.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

"Hozier's 'Take Me To Church' Echoes Russian LGBT Violence"


Hozier, an Irish singer-songwriter whose debut EP "Take Me To Church" premiered in early July, just released the video for his track of the same name.

The video follows the relationship between two gay men and the violently homophobic backlash that ensues when the community learns of one of the man's sexuality.


For more information on Hoozier and his "Take Me To Church" EP, visit the artist's website, Bandcamp or Twitter.
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H/T HUFF PO