Tag Archives: Missouri

MISSOURI: GOP Lawmaker Slaughters Chicken On Facebook Live Because Something Something Abortion

The Kansas City Star reports: In a live video posted to Facebook, a Missouri lawmaker cuts off the head of a chicken while announcing he wants to stop abortions in the state. State Rep. Mike Moon, an Ash Grove Republican, posted the video Monday afternoon. In it, he segues from saying that God entrusted humans to protect and care for …

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MISSOURI: Republican Lawmaker Declares There’s A “Distinction” Between Human Beings And Gays

From the editorial board of the Kansas City Star: Rick Brattin, a Missouri state representative from Harrisonville, seems pretty certain: Homosexuality and humanity are incompatible. “When you look at the tenets of religion, of the Bible, of the Qur’an, of other religions,” he said Monday, “there is a distinction between homosexuality and just being a human being.” The statement, made …

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MISSOURI: Cop Files Lawsuit Alleging Superior Told Him To “Tone Down His Gayness” To Earn Promotion

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports: A 22-year St. Louis County police veteran who was once picked to become the department’s liaison to the gay community is now suing the department for discrimination. In a lawsuit filed Jan. 10, Sgt. Keith Wildhaber claims a former St. Louis County Police Board member told him to “tone down your gayness” if he ever …

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MISSOURI: Pro-Trump KKK Leader Found Murdered

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports: The leader of a Missouri Ku Klux Klan group was found dead of a gunshot wound near the Big River by a family in the area to go fishing. An autopsy revealed that Frank Ancona, 51, had been shot in the head, officials said. Washington County Sheriff Zach Jacobsen said one man was arrested on …

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MISSOURI: GOP Rep Offers His Own Guns To Those Who Have Theirs Confiscated At Statehouse Entrance

The Missourian reports: A Missouri lawmaker is offering to give guns to constituents who have concealed carry permits, but whose weapons are confiscated when entering the building. Rep. Nick Marshall, R-Parkville, posted a sign on his door Wednesday that reflects his disdain for new security measures in place at the Capitol. In a Facebook post Wednesday, Marshall announced that he …

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Dem US Senate Candidate Assembles Gun Blindfolded In Reaction To NRA Attacks On Gun Control [VIDEO]

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports: Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Jason Kander is up today with a new commercial in which he assembles an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle blindfolded — then taunts, “I’d like to see Sen. Blunt do this.” The mano-a-mano ad is a response to attacks on Kander, a Democrat, by the National Rifle Association, which has endorsed incumbent Sen. …

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First Openly Gay Miss Missouri Crowned

From the Associated Press: Missouri has its first openly gay Miss Missouri, and she will represent the state at the Miss America pageant later this year. Erin O’Flaherty, 23, was crowned Miss Missouri on Saturday in Mexico, Missouri, and is the first openly gay woman to be named Miss Missouri, said Ann Jolly, chairman of the board of the Miss …

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NOM Vows To Unseat “Cowardly Gutless” Republicans Who Voted Against Missouri’s Anti-LGBT Bill

NOM has the sadz about yesterday’s result in Missouri. From Brian Brown: We’ve been done in by three cowardly Republican legislators who voted with LGBT extremists to deny supporters of marriage protections from government persecution. Because of these gutless Republicans who have betrayed Missouri values and the GOP platform, supporters of marriage will continue to be targeted by extremists for …

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BREAKING: Missouri House Panel Rejects Anti-LGBT “License To Discriminate” Bill In Split 6-6 Vote

Via press release from PROMO Missouri: In a 6-6 vote this afternoon, the majority of the Emerging Issues Committee voted against SJR 39. The committee members that voted against SJR 39 are Rep. Jeremy LaFaver, Rep. Mike Colona, Rep. Jim Hansen, Rep. Sharon Pace, Rep. Caleb Rowden, and Rep. Anne Zerr. SJR 39 has had national attention in light of …

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MISSOURI: House Committee Delays Vote On Anti-LGBT “License To Discriminate” Bill [VIDEO]

In the face of international furor over North Carolina’s hate law, the Missouri House Emerging Issues Committee yesterday delayed a vote on SJR39, the anti-LGBT “license to discriminate” bill which last month passed in the state Senate after an epic 39-hour filibuster by Democrats. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports: “A few of them (committee members) have asked for more time, …

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MISSOURI: Major Corporations Form Coalition In Opposition To Pending Anti-LGBT “Religious Liberty” Bill

The Kansas City Star reports: Businesses from around Missouri announced the formation a coalition Tuesday designed to stop a “religious freedom” amendment to the state’s constitution currently making its way through the Missouri Legislature. Members of the coalition, called Missouri Competes, have agreed to sign a pledge stating that the proposed amendment “does not represent our values as Missourians, and …

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State-By-State Hate Update From The ACLU

The ACLU is keeping its eye on the LGBT ball while the rest of the country obsesses on the primaries and terrorism. They write: There are several bills that threaten LGBT equality likely to move this week: North Carolina: The North Carolina legislature will convene in a special session on Wednesday solely to prevent Charlotte’s LGBT non-discrimination ordinance from taking …

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Missouri Still Too Close To Call, Recount Possible

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Razor-thin vote margins in Missouri’s Republican and Democratic presidential primaries Tuesday raised the question of a recount. With all precincts reporting, Republican Donald Trump defeated Ted Cruz by less than one-half of 1 percent, or 1,726 votes, according to the Missouri secretary of state’s office. Democrat Hillary Clinton’s margin was even closer. Clinton also defeated …

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LIVE VIDEO: Super Tuesday 3 Results

The polls are just closing in most of Florida and results will start rolling in shortly. Embedded below is a live stream from CNN. Watch along with us and weigh in.

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ST. LOUIS: More Trump Rally Turmoil [VIDEOS]

From the New York Daily News: Another rally, more hate — again. Donald Trump’s protest-filled campaign continued with a bloody stop Friday in St. Louis, where several protesters were tossed from the event, including a black man hauled off by police with a bloodied face. The bellowing blowhard’s gathering at the Peabody Opera House downtown was interrupted several times, prompting …

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MISSOURI: Anti-LGBT Bill Advances To House

Late yesterday afternoon the Missouri Senate advanced GOP Sen. Bob Onder’s anti-LGBT bill to the state House. The Human Rights Campaign reacts: Similar to so-called “First Amendment Defense Act” legislation introduced in other states, this extreme resolution would lead to a ballot measure that, if approved by voters, would enshrine discrimination against LGBT people and their families into the state …

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MISSOURI: Democrats Filibuster Record Of Filibuster

Two days ago Democrats in the Missouri Senate launched a 39-hour filibuster in an ultimately failed attempt to thwart a vote on an anti-LGBT RFRA bill. They are at again today, this time filibustering the record of their filibuster. Listen at this link. #HEROES.

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NOM Celebrates Missouri’s Anti-LGBT RFRA Vote

NOM is celebrating the failure of the heroic 39-hour Democratic filibuster to stop Missouri’s RFRA bill with a petition to the state’s lawmakers. They write: The Missouri Senate has passed an important resolution (SJR 39) that would allow the people of Missouri to protect religious liberties by amending their state constitution. Urge the House to pass it as well so …

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MISSOURI: Democratic Filibuster Approaches 40th Hour UPDATE: GOP Ends Debate, Approves Anti-LGBT Bill

UDPATE BELOW. Earlier, from the Riverfront Times: They’re still talking. The Democratic caucus of the Missouri Senate began filibustering a controversial “religious freedom” proposal on Monday at 4 p.m. And as of 6 a.m. this morning, they were still holding the floor — that’s 38 hours, and counting. That appears to be a new record for the Missouri Senate; the …

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MISSOURI: Democratic Filibuster Now In 29th Hour!

INCREDIBLE. From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Missouri is grabbing national headlines as word of Senate Democrats’ day-long filibuster spreads. A proposal by Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake Saint Louis, is designed to protect wedding vendors and clergy from legal liability and government penalties if they decline to participate in same-sex marriage ceremonies. Republicans are trying to put the question on the …

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