Tag Archives: Louisiana

Tony Perkins Applauds “Courageous” Louisiana Attorney General For Backing Anti-LGBT Discrimination

Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins: It’s hard enough to win a government contract. Now imagine that your beliefs are a disqualifying factor! In Louisiana, that’s exactly the hostile environment Governor John Bel Edwards (D) was trying to create when he issued an executive order excluding conservatives from state partnerships. Like President Obama, Governor Edwards thinks there …

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LOUISIANA: Court Rules That AG Can Block State Contracts Because They Include LGBT Protections

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports: Attorney General Jeff Landry can reject dozens of state legal contracts because they include language preventing discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people — among other reasons, according to a Baton Rouge state court ruling Monday (Oct. 17). Judge Donald Johnson, of the 19th Judicial District Court, determined Gov. John Bel Edwards does not …

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Louisiana’s Largest Newspaper Endorses Hillary Clinton: Bigoted Donald Trump Would Be Disastrous For America

From the editorial board of the New Orleans Times-Picayune: Mr. Trump has proved himself wholly unsuited to be president. He has spent this campaign denigrating women, Muslims, Mexicans, refugees, disabled people, the parents of a soldier who died in Iraq and essentially anyone who questioned him. He has suggested that an African-American protester at one of his rallies should be …

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LOUISIANA: FBI Investigates GOP Parish President Mike Yenni For “Explicit” Sexting With 17 Year-Old Male

Yenni is married and has a young child. The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports: Explicit text messages from Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni to a 17-year-old male have been subject of an FBI inquiry, a spokesman for the bureau confirmed Friday (Sept. 30). Yenni did not immediately respond to a request for comment. “We will have no further comment about this …

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LOUISIANA: Dem Governor Sues Attorney General For Blocking Contracts Over Their LGBT Protections

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports: Gov. John Bel Edwards is suing Attorney General Jeff Landry for blocking state legal contracts over language meant to protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination in the workplace. Edwards filed the lawsuit in a Baton Rouge state court Friday (Sept. 30), following a meeting with Landry in which the two officials were …

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David Duke: I’m Winning Because Trump’s Winning

The Los Angeles Times reports: David Duke worked the Louisiana gun show like a preacher pursuing souls, cornering potential voters as they picked over firearms and ammo. The robes are gone and the rhetoric is softer than during his grand wizard days. But Duke has not shed his relentless proselytizing for the white race, even though voters have repeatedly rejected …

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David Duke: I’m Ecstatic Over Trump’s Speech

Earlier this week the Trump campaign disavowed David Duke’s pro-Trump robocalls to Louisiana voters, saying there’s no place for his message “in the Republican Party or our country.” Unswayed, last night Duke gleefully live-tweeted every anti-immigrant utterance made during Trump’s speech in Arizona, concluding with the above “ecstatic” summation. A poll released yesterday shows Duke at 6% in a crowded …

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David Duke Robocalls Louisiana Voters: Vote For Me And Donald Trump To Save White America [AUDIO]

Via Buzzfeed: A robocall from white nationalist and former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke urges voters to vote for him for U.S. Senate in Louisiana and for Donald Trump for president. “Unless massive immigration is stopped now, we’ll be out numbered and outvoted in our own nation. It’s happening,” Duke says. “We’re losing our gun rights, our free speech. …

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Trump Meets With Homeless Hate Group Leader Whose House Was Destroyed By God In Massive Flood

Donald Trump is making a huge show of touring Louisiana today, even though state officials have pointedly denounced such grandstanding as the required security pulls resources away from disaster relief operations. This morning he met with locals at the church of homeless hate group leader Tony “Canoe” Perkins, who presumably did not mention his oft-stated belief that God sends natural …

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Tony Perkins Slams Obama For Not Coming To See The Flood That God Sent To Destroy His Home [VIDEO]

As I reported on Wednesday, God destroyed Tony Perkins’ house this week in a massive flood that left thousands of Louisiana residents homeless. Last night and again this morning Perkins took to Fox News to denounce President Obama for not coming to tour the disaster zone, telling one Fox anchor that Donald Trump “could send a postcard and that would …

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LOUISIANA: God Destroys Tony Perkins’ House

As we are repeatedly instructed, God uses hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, and lethal diseases to punish people for sinning. This week the Lord Almighty aimed his Holy Wrath at Louisiana, where among the thousands of people made homeless by flooding is hate group leader Tony Perkins, who reports that he had to escape his destroyed home by canoe. Perkins is on …

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David Duke: I’ll Be Trump’s Best Friend In The Senate

The Hill reports: Former KKK leader David Duke said Friday he would be Donald Trump’s number one supporter in the Senate. Duke, who announced last month he would run for Louisiana’s open Senate seat, said he is 100 percent behind Trump’s legislative agenda. “As a United States senator, nobody will be more supportive of his legislative agenda, his Supreme Court …

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David Duke Announces Run For US Senate: I Will Defend The Heritage Of European-Americans [VIDEO]

Exactly 12 hours after Trump accepts the nomination, Tony Perkins’ BFF throws his hood into the ring. This is NOT a coincidence. The Hill reports: Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke is launching a run for a U.S. Senate seat in Louisiana, he announced Friday. “After the great outpouring of overwhelming support, I’m proud to announce my candidacy for …

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Obama And Hillary Condemn Baton Rouge Attack

Via White House press release: I condemn, in the strongest sense of the word, the attack on law enforcement in Baton Rouge. For the second time in two weeks, police officers who put their lives on the line for ours every day were doing their job when they were killed in a cowardly and reprehensible assault. These are attacks on …

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BREAKING: Three Baton Rouge Police Officers Dead, Several Wounded In Possible Ambush Attack

Multiple outlets are reporting that three Baton Rouge police officers have been shot and killed in a possible ambush attack. Several other officers have reportedly been wounded. Little else is known at this writing and details are changing by the minute. I’ll update this post as more information becomes available. UPDATE: From the New Orleans Times-Picayune.  Three police officers were …

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LOUISIANA: Senate Committee Advances LGBT Anti-Discrimination Employment Bill In 4-3 Vote

Two weeks ago Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed an executive order banning employment discrimination against LGBT state employees. Today the chance for wider protections advanced. Via the Associated Press: Senators advanced a proposal to ban employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, moments after an initial vote appeared to stall the measure in committee. Sen. Regina Barrow, …

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NEW ORLEANS: Dollar Store Cashier Caught On Camera Refusing To Serve Gay Customers [VIDEO]

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune: A woman who overheard a cashier at a New Orleans Family Dollar store loudly expressing homophobic sentiments to customers with a “hateful passion” said she was denied service after she identified herself as gay and asked the cashier to stop. Videos recorded by Melissa Langford, 34, capture the moments after her initial confrontation as the …

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Democrats Applaud Louisiana’s Governor

“I applaud Governor John Edwards for continuing our party’s strong tradition of equality and protecting all Americans from discrimination. His executive order protecting state workers and contractors from anti-LGBT discrimination will help ensure that LGBT Louisianans have the equal protection under the law they deserve. “Governor Edwards’ leadership stands in stark contrast to the disingenuous arguments that we’ve heard from …

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BREAKING: Louisiana Governor Signs Executive Order Protecting LGBT State Employees From Discrimination, Rescinds Jindal’s Order Legalizing Anti-LGBT Bias

Via press release: Today, Governor John Bel Edwards signed an executive order providing employment protections for state employees and employees of state contractors on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, political affiliation, disability, or age. This executive order also prohibits discrimination in services provided by state agencies, and recognizes an exemption for churches …

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Trump: I’ll Sue Over Louisiana’s Delegates

Via Talking Points Memo: Following a report that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) may win more delegates in Louisiana’s primary than Donald Trump, even though Trump won the state, the Republican presidential frontrunner threatened to file a lawsuit on Sunday. Trump complained about the “rotten political system” during a Sunday interview on ABC’s “This Week.” “The Republican tabulation system is a …

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