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MTG Calls For GOP To Embrace Christian Nationalism

Mediaite reports: Republican congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) offered a full-throttled embrace of Christian nationalism over the weekend while attending the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit in Florida.  Speaking toNext News Network on Saturday, Greene was asked what she believes should be the “primary focus of the GOP going into 2022?” “We need to be the party of nationalism. …

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Texas GOP Vows To Prosecute And Disbar Law Firm Members Over Travel Pay To “Murder Unborn Children”

The Daily Beast reports: A group of Texas Republican legislators sent a letter to one of the biggest law firms in the U.S. threatening the company and its lawyers with disbarment and prosecution if they facilitate abortions, even outside of Texas, according to a report. The letter says the 11 members of the Texas Freedom Caucus have become aware of …

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Billionaire Pastors Bankroll Far-Right Lurch In Texas

CNN reports: Gun owners allowed to carry handguns without permits or training. Parents of transgender children facing investigation by state officials. Women forced to drive hours out-of-state to access abortion. This is Texas now: While the Lone Star State has long been a bastion of Republican politics, new laws and policies have taken Texas further to the right in recent …

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OK Librarians Banned From Offering Abortion Info

The Oklahoman reports: Oklahoma City-area library employees were told Thursday to steer clear of offering any advice about abortion to patrons seeking information about the procedure in the wake of multiple abortion bans in the state. It’s unclear if library employees would face lawsuits under Oklahoma’s House Bill 4327 or Senate Bill 1503, which allow private citizens to bring lawsuits …

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Illinois Man Charged With Hate Crime In Vandalizing Of Bakery Set To Hold Family-Friendly Drag Event [VIDEO]

Chicago’s ABC affiliate reports: A man has been arrested after UpRising Bakery was vandalized and its family-friendly drag show, set for Saturday, was canceled, Lake in the Hills police said. A the northwest suburban bakery’s owner said she canceled the event after someone broke the business’ windows and spray-painted slurs on its walls overnight Saturday. An Algonquin police sergeant saw …

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VA Youth Pastor Charged With Child Rape, Child Porn

Washington DC’s CBS affiliate reports: A 61-year-old former church leader is facing over 20 charges for multiple sex crimes, including the sexual assault of a child, according to the Fairfax County Police Department. A family member informed the police department in June 2022 that the victim was sexually assaulted by a member of Saint Matthews United Methodist Church in Annandale. …

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Tony Perkins Panics Over Pro-Marriage GOP Senators

Via email from hate group leader Tony Perkins: As time has gone on, Republicans seem to have gotten increasingly comfortable letting the court decide an issue they argued was rightly theirs. That shock was driven home Tuesday when 47 House members walked away from the party’s principles and platform to cast a vote for same-sex marriage. The list included a …

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Christian School Chain Accused Of Bilking Vets Of $7M

The Christian Post reports: A nonprofit organization called the House of Prayer, a chain of schools that students branded as a cult, has been accused of recruiting veterans and active service members and then bilking them out of more than $7 million in GI Bill benefits and disability checks to pay for Bible classes that were not accredited. On June …

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Graham: Pray For Jesus To Stop The “Evil” Marriage Bill

Posted to Franklin Graham’s Facebook page: This week the U.S. House of Representatives passed the deceptively named “Respect for Marriage Act” in a 267-157 vote. If this bill becomes law, it would formally repeal the  Defense of Marriage Act—a law that was passed in 1996 defining marriage for federal purposes as the union of one man and one woman. While …

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Miami QAnon Extremists Force Purge Of Sex Ed Books

The Miami New Times reports: On Wednesday, July 20, following heated comments from advocates and opponents, the School Board of Miami-Dade County rejected two textbooks that have been at the center of a local controversy regarding sex education. Back on April 13, the board voted to approve the use of Comprehensive Health Skills for Middle School and Comprehensive Health Skills …

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Walgreens Staffer Refused To Sell Condoms To Woman On Religious Grounds, Company Says That’s Allowed

NBC News reports: A pair of shoppers at a Walgreens in Wisconsin said an employee refused to sell condoms to them on religious grounds — something Walgreens said is permitted under its policies. Nathan Pentz tweeted earlier this month that his partner, Jess, went to buy condoms at a store in Hayward because she forgot her birth control. He said …

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Southern Baptist Pastor Charged With Child Rape

The Greenville News reports: A former pastor of an Easley church is facing criminal sexual conduct charges involving a 13-year-old child, according to arrest warrants and court records. The charges against Tracy Darin Turner, former pastor of Trinity Point Church, were made months before the Southern Baptist Convention released a list of abusers and suspected abusers in its affiliated churches. …

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Washington Youth Pastor Charged With Child Rape

The Everett Herald reports: An Arlington youth pastor has been charged with two counts of third-degree child rape for accusations he abused a girl he met in a youth group. Kendal Kippen, 27, of Stanwood, worked at Jake’s House Church in 2017 and 2018, according to charging papers filed this month in Snohomish County Superior Court. His father is the …

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LGBTQ Rights Under Attack In Six Texas Lawsuits

The Dallas Morning News reports: In the wake of the toppling of Roe v. Wade and with Justice Clarence Thomas urging the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit rulings on gay sex and marriage, Texas is the stage for several lawsuits dealing with LGBT rights. Right now, a half dozen cases on everything from insurance coverage for HIV prevention to employment …

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GOP Rep Claims Birth Control Causes More Abortions

“Rather than work with us, Democrats again are spreading fear and misinformation to score political points. That opens the door further to extreme abortion-on-demand and their agenda. H.R. 8373 is a Trojan Horse for more abortions. “It should be called the ‘Payouts for Planned Parenthood Act!’ It would send more taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood.” – GOP Rep. Rep. Cathy …

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195 GOP Reps Vote Against Right To Contraceptives

The Huffington Post reports: The House passed the Right to Contraception Act on Thursday ― a bill that codifies the right to birth control and other contraceptives amid fears that the Supreme Court may come for that aspect of reproductive health care next after the high court repealed Roe v. Wade’s protection of abortion rights last month. The bill passed …

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Pastor Bad Wig: The Proud Boys Were Only At The Riot To Pick Up Trash, They Were Told To Clean Up Garbage

“They had an FBI agent embedded in the Proud Boys who delivered a 60-page report that is available to the January 6th committee, exonerating, the Proud Boys from any involvement with January 6th. “In fact, they actually deescalated part of the conflict with police and their orders were to clean up the garbage and get out of the Capitol. “In …

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Panicked Brian Brown Melts Down Over Marriage Vote

Just in via email from hate group leader Brian Brown: I’m writing with terrible news. The US House of Representatives has just passed emergency legislation that is intended to impose same-sex marriage nationwide. We must urgently act to prevent the passage of this legislation in the Senate – the disingenuous “Respect for Marriage” Act. Please sign our petition immediately opposing …

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Pro-Confederacy Extremist Wins Maryland AG Primary

The Washington Post reports: Anthony G. Brown (D), a three-term congressman and two-term lieutenant governor under Martin O’Malley, defeated former judge Katy Curran O’Malley in Maryland’s Democratic primary election for attorney general. Brown will take on Michael Peroutka who defeated Jim Shalleck in the Republican primary. Peroutka ran on a conservative platform that highlighted five key issues including opposing abortion …

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Two TN Pastors Indicted For “Child Abuse By Torture”

Memphis’s NBC News affiliate reports: Two pastors and a child’s mother were indicted on charges of child abuse years after it was reported. The alleged abuse was reported in October 2018. At the time, the then-8-year-old girl was taken to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and examined. The results found severe bruising and swelling as well as scars and whip marks. …

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