Tag Archives: Iowa

GOP House Candidate Destroys Satanic Temple Display

Des Moines’ CBS affiliate reports: The Satanic Temple of Iowa says a statue in its Iowa capitol display was destroyed “beyond repair.” The display made headlines this week when an Eastern Iowa state lawmaker called for the governor to remove it, calling the display “blasphemous.” Governor Kim Reynolds issued a statement saying, “In a free society, the best response to …

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Meltdown Continues Over Satanic Temple’s IA Display

From GOP Iowa state Rep. Brad Sherman: It is a tortured and twisted interpretation of law that affords Satan, who is universally understood to be the enemy of God, religious expression equal to God in an institution of government that depends upon God for continued blessings. Such a legal view not only violates the very foundation of our State Constitution, …

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Iowa Moms For Liberty Leader Organizes Prayer Rally Against Satanic Temple Display In Statehouse [VIDEO]

Des Moines’ CBS affiliate reports: If you are visiting the Iowa Statehouse over the next couple of weeks, you might see a holiday display set up by the Satanic Temple. It features a ram’s head covered with mirrors on a mannequin cloaked in red clothing. Shellie Flockhart from Dallas Center says she was shocked to see at the capitol. “It’s …

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Casey DeSantis Backpedals On False Claim That People From Out Of State Can “Participate” In The Iowa Caucus

The Messenger reports: Casey DeSantis called Friday on mothers and grandmothers in the coalition “Mamas for DeSantis” to “participate” in the Iowa caucus in January. Only Iowans can participate in the caucus, which will be the first presidential primary contest in the 2024 election cycle. Casey DeSantis later attempted to clarify her comments on social media, saying that while voting …

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Casey DeSantis Begs “Moms And Grandmoms” To Travel To Iowa: You Don’t Have Live There To Vote In Caucus

“We’re asking all of these moms and grandmoms to come from wherever it might be — North Carolina, South Carolina — and descend upon the state of Iowa to be a part of the caucus because you do not have to be a resident of Iowa to be able to participate in the caucus. So moms and grandmoms are going …

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ACLU & Lambda Legal Sue Iowa Over “Don’t Say Gay”

The Hill reports: The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Iowa and Lambda Legal on Tuesday sued to block a sweeping Iowa education law that restricts talk of LGBTQ identities in state schools, arguing in a federal lawsuit that the measure violates the constitutional rights of LGBTQ students. The law, which took effect July 1, requires books with descriptions or …

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Iowa Evangelical Leader: Trump’s Biggest Hurdle Is Nobody Wants Their Kid To Grow Up To Be Like Him

“The No. 1 hurdle for Donald Trump is I’ve never met a dad or a mom or a grandpa or a grandma who have told me they want their son or daughter, grandchild to grow up to be like him. That’s a big deal. “And then because I don’t endorse you, to throw me under the bus, my family under …

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Iowa Hate Group/Evangelical Leader Rips Trump Over “Golden Showers” After Trump Calls Him A “Scammer”

Posted to Trump’s Truth Social account: Bob Vander Plaats, the former High School Accountant from Iowa, will do anything to win, something which he hasn’t done in many years. He’s more known for scamming Candidates than he is for Victory, but now he’s going around using Disinformation from the Champions of that Art, the Democrats. I don’t believe anything Bob …

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Iowa School District Sorry For Nazi “Loyalty” Quote

Des Moines’ CBS affiliate reports: The superintendent of Indianola Schools is apologizing after parents say a quote tied to Nazis was included in the morning announcements. On Monday, some Indianola parents shared an email with KCCI, which appears to be the day’s middle school morning announcements. At the bottom, it included the “Respect Quote of the Day,” which was “My …

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Hate Group Leader Backs DeSantis After $95K Donation

The Washington Post reports: Iowa evangelical leader Bob Vander Plaats endorsed Ron DeSantis for president on Tuesday, joining a roster of prominent conservatives in a state that could be make-or-break for the Florida governor’s campaign as it faces stiff headwinds. Evangelical Christians have made up almost two-thirds of Iowa GOP caucusgoers in past years, and DeSantis is appealing heavily to …

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IA Republican Found Guilty On 52 Voter Fraud Counts

Iowa Public Radio reports: A jury spent about five hours deliberating before convicting Kim Phuong Taylor on 52 counts of voter fraud in federal court Tuesday in Sioux City. Taylor faces up to five years in prison on each count. A sentencing date hasn’t been set. Prosecutors say Taylor took advantage of other Vietnamese immigrants by illegally filling out election …

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Iowa State Universities To Abolish Diversity Efforts

Cedar Rapids’ ABC affiliate reports: The Iowa Board of Regents has voted to approve recommendations from a study group that would water down currently existing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) functions. The Board of Regents formed a study group earlier this year after Governor Reynolds [photo] signed a bill directing a “comprehensive study and review of the diversity, equity and …

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300+ Methodist Churches Bail Over LGBTQ Policies

CNN reports: The North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church voted Saturday to accept the decision of 261 congregations to leave the denomination over a divide on LGBTQ issues. “I realize how sad this time is for many, including myself,” said Bishop Robin Dease, the leader of the conference. “I just hate that those who are leaving us, I …

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Iowa State Rep Attacks Biden With Yoda Impression

“Mmm the dark side is very powerful in Biden. Crooked is he. Your country, he does not care. The force is strong in Trump. Win he must. Help him, you can. Caucus for him, you shall. For without his victory, all hope is lost.” – Republican Iowa state Rep. Mike Sexton, after opening his Trump rally speech by raging against …

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RNC To Candidates: Don’t Attend Hate Group’s Debate

CNN reports: The Republican National Committee has warned some of the 2024 GOP presidential candidates about attending an Iowa Christian organization’s Thanksgiving forum, saying it would disqualify them from participating in future RNC presidential debates. Five candidates – former President Donald Trump, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy and South Carolina Sen. Tim …

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Moms For Liberty Lose 12 Iowa School Board Races

Cedar Rapids’ CBS affiliate reports: The highly contested Linn-Mar school board race had eight candidates vying for four open spots. All the candidates supported by Moms for Liberty failed to get in the top four. Incumbents Barry Buchholz and Brittania Morey won reelection. Buchholz received 15 percent support and Morey got 14% support. Katie Lowe Lancaster and Justin Foss all …

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Iowa Gov: I Backed DeSantis Because Trump Can’t Win

NBC News reports: Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds touted Ron DeSantis’ accomplishments as governor of Florida as she endorsed him for president Monday — and said she believes he will be able to win the 2024 general election, while Donald Trump cannot. “I believe he can’t win,” Reynolds said of Trump, “and I believe that Ron can. “And that’s a big …

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DeSantis Charges $25 To View Iowa Gov’s Endorsement

Florida Politics reports: The Ron DeSantis presidential campaign will formally roll out an endorsement Monday night from Iowa’s Governor. And for just $25 (or more), small dollar donors will be able to watch Kim Reynolds formally confer her nod of approval. “RUSH IN $25,” read the email “We want you at this event. Chip in what you can now and …

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Trump Vows To Destroy Iowa Gov For Backing DeSantis

Posted last night to Trump’s Truth Social account: If and when Kim Reynolds of Iowa endorses Ron DeSanctimonious, who is absolutely dying in the polls both in Iowa and Nationwide, it will be the end of her political career in that MAGA would never support her again, just as MAGA will never support DeSanctimonious again. Two extremely disloyal people getting …

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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds To Endorse DeSantis Tomorrow

NBC News reports: Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds will endorse Ron DeSantis for president at a rally in Des Moines on Monday, sources close to both governors told NBC News. Reynolds’ endorsement is a major boost for the Florida governor, who’s gone all-in on Iowa since launching his bid for the GOP nomination in May. DeSantis currently trails former President Donald …

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