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Anti-Gay Youth Pastor Gets 10 Years For Molesting Boys

Huntsville’s CBS affiliate reports: A former Florence pastor who admitted to having inappropriate relationships with young boys in a pulpit confession has been sentenced, according to the Lauderdale District Attorney’s Office. John Thomas Martin pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree sexual abuse on June 23, 2022. He was sentenced to serve 10 years in the Department of Corrections on …

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Walker Claims He Nearly Murdered Man In Road Rage Incident But Man’s Jesus Bumper Sticker Stopped Him

“I worked for law enforcement, y’all didn’t know that either? I spent time at Quantico at the FBI training school. Y’all didn’t know I was an agent?  “I grab my gun. I say, ‘I will kill him.’ Herschel Walker, won the Heisman Trophy. ‘I’m going to kill him.’ “I got in the David, one of my many, I took off …

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Hate Pastor Accused Of Embezzlement, Assaulting Wife

The Christian Post reports: Caleb Snodgrass, an elder at Fellowship Baptist Church who has been serving in that role for approximately four years, told The Christian Post in an interview Friday that the church was told on June 5 by Jordan Hall’s wife, Mandy, that he physically abused her and her son. After the incident, she reportedly kicked him out …

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Christian Extremist May Become Maryland AG Nominee

Vice News reports: Michael Peroutka thinks American leaders must “take a biblical worldview and apply it to civil law and government.” He’s a former board member of the neo-Confederate League of the South, has said he’s “still angry” that Maryland was blocked from seceding during the Civil War. He thinks public education is a communist plot, says laws protecting abortion …

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Betsy DeVos Calls For Abolishing Dept Of Education

The Florida Phoenix reports: Former U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, appointed by former president Donald Trump, told conservative activists in Tampa Saturday that the federal Education Department should be abolished, leaving education decisions to state and local boards. “I personally think the Department of Education should not exist,” said DeVos, author of a recent book called “Hostages No More” …

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Fired Anti-Abortion Flight Attendant Awarded $5.1M

The Associated Press reports: A former Southwest Airlines flight attendant who was fired after sparring with her union president over abortion and other issues won a $5.1 million jury verdict against the airline and the union. If it stands, Charlene Carter could collect $4.15 million from Southwest and $950,000 from Local 556 of the Transport Workers Union, mostly in punitive …

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Christian Protesters Outnumber Revelers At Seoul Pride

The Associated Press reports: Thousands of gay rights supporters marched under heavy police guard in the South Korean capital on Saturday as they celebrated the city’s first major Pride parade in three years after a COVID-19 hiatus. Police established perimeters to separate them from conservative Christian protesters, also numbering in the thousands, who marched in nearby streets. They held up …

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GOP Rep Says Pharmacists Should Have The Right To Refuse To Fill Prescriptions For Abortion Pills [VIDEO]

“Some of these medications are used for legitimate reasons, there’s no question of about that. People are still going to be able to get those medications. “They’re still going to be able to get their arthritis medication if it’s being used for arthritis. They are still going to be able to get the medications that are written and prescribed for …

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Texas Hospitals Delay Treatments Due To Abortion Law

The Dallas Morning News reports: The Texas Medical Association wants regulators to step in after hospitals reportedly refused to treat patients with serious pregnancy complications for fear of violating the state’s abortion ban. In a letter sent Wednesday to the Texas Medical Board, the association said it received complaints that hospitals, their administrators and their lawyers may be prohibiting physicians …

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Christian Group Seeks To Outlaw Ads For Abortion Pills

Politico reports: The National Right to Life Committee is lobbying states to enact legislation it’s drafted that would make it a crime to advertise information about abortion pills or other methods of ending a pregnancy. The model bill treats abortion like organized crime, by using a combination of civil and criminal penalties in the same way that the 1970 Racketeer …

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Liar To Headline Far-Right Anti-LGBTQ Christianist Event

Peter Montgomery reports at Right Wing Watch: Kayleigh McEnany, a White House press secretary under former President Donald Trump, is scheduled to speak Saturday at an event hosted by Ché Ahn, a California-based pastor and leader of the dominionist New Apostolic Reformation. “Reforming California: Taking a Stand for Life, Liberty & Family” will also feature dominionist Dutch Sheets. McEnany’s appearance …

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Indiana Doc Reported 10 Year-Old’s Rape As Required

CNN reports: An Indiana doctor who said she recently helped a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio get an abortion in her state reported the procedure to Indiana health officials within a required timeframe, documents show, as the state’s Republican attorney general has said authorities are investigating the Ob-Gyn for potential failure to report the abortion and child abuse. Dr. Caitlin …

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Anti-Abortion Activist Testifies That It’s Not Really An Abortion When A Ten-Year-Old Rape Victim Has One

Mediaite reports: “Do you think a 10-year-old should choose to carry a baby?” Swalwell asked. “I believe it would probably impact her life and so therefore, it would fall under any exception and would not be an abortion,” Catherine Foster replied. “Wait,” said Swalwell, who then paused as if to gather his thoughts on the answer. “It would not be …

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Lankford Blocks Bill To Protect Interstate Abortion Travel

The Hill reports: GOP Sen. James Lankford (Okla.) on Thursday blocked a Democratic request to unanimously pass a bill seeking to protect interstate travel for abortion. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), joined by a string of Democratic senators, had sought consent to pass a bill that would prevent states from punishing women who travel to other states where abortion is …

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Tennessee Gov To Run Unchallenged In GOP Primary

The Associated Press reports: Nearly four years ago, Bill Lee startled political insiders when the first-time political candidate survived a bruising and crowded $45 million GOP primary for Tennessee governor. He cruised to win the top elected state seat a few months later. Now, the Republican businessman is enjoying a drastically different race for reelection, with much more breathing room. …

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One Million Moms Vs Marvel’s “Thor: Love And Thunder”

Via email from hate group leader Monica Cole: WARNING! Thor: Love and Thunder just released in theaters on July 8, and this new movie from Marvel Studios includes blatant LGBTQ content. One Million Moms needs your help to make sure as many people as possible are aware that Marvel Studios is pushing the LGBTQ agenda on families in their newest …

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Jerry Falwell’s Pool Boy To Appear In Hulu Documentary

The Miami New Times reports: In August of 2020, a Miami Beach pool boy’s account of his seven-year sexual relationship with evangelical leader Jerry Falwell, Jr., and Falwell’s wife Becki, was shared in a bombshell Reuters report. The story rocked the religious right. Falwell resigned as president of the conservative Liberty University hours after the article appeared online, and a …

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Anti-Gay Christian Radio Host Accused Of Gay Affairs

The Daily Beast reports: In the hyper-masculine right-wing internet community known as the “manosphere,” few figures loom larger than Jesse Lee Peterson. The Los Angeles-based pastor and online radio host has become a star in conservative media in part for his demands that men and women return to his unorthodox version of traditional gender norms. Peterson has also emerged as …

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Fine Reduced To $30K For Notorious Anti-Gay Bakers

The Associated Press reports: The state of Oregon has slashed the financial penalties it assigned a baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple almost 10 years ago. In compliance with a state appeals court ruling earlier this year, State Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle said Tuesday that the Bureau of Labor and Industries is ordering Aaron …

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Church Sued Over Pastor’s “Gross Sexual Misconduct”

The Christian Post reports: The Peninsular Florida District Council of The Assemblies of God, a branch of the world’s largest Pentecostal denomination, recently sued several Brave Church of Miami board members for allowing their now-former pastor to continue leading even though an investigation found “significant incidents of gross sexual misconduct and immoral actions.” The lawsuit was filed in late May …

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