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Trump To Sign Executive Order Making It Easier For Churches To Participate In Political Campaigns

The New York Times reports: President Trump plans to mark the National Day of Prayer on Thursday by issuing an executive order that makes it easier for churches and other religious groups to actively participate in politics without risking their tax-exempt status, several administration officials said. Taking action as he hosts conservative religious leaders Thursday morning, Mr. Trump’s executive order …

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Death To Gays Pastor: The Goal Of Public Schools Is To Turn Kids Into Transgender Communists [AUDIO]

Pastor Kevin Swanson, best known for hosting a 2015 GOP forum at which he issued a spittle-flecked endorsement of the bible’s edict to execute homosexuals, has a typically deranged opinion about public schools. Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: “The state has an agenda with your children,” he warned. “I realize that this may sound a little bit hyperbolic, …

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Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint Resigns After Board Members Vote Unanimously To Shitcan Him

Politico reports: Jim DeMint’s ouster from The Heritage Foundation came as a shock to the hundreds of scholars and staffers who’ve seen the organization’s political influence grow thanks to DeMint’s controversial decision to align the leading conservative think tank closely with Donald Trump. But interviews with over a dozen sources at the center of the drama suggest Heritage’s stewards — …

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MISSISSIPPI: Funeral Home Sued For Refusing To Perform Cremation Of 82 Year-Old Married Gay Man

NBC News reports: One Mississippi family’s pain and grief after losing a loved one was compounded when the local funeral home suddenly refused to perform their relative’s cremation because he was gay. Robert Huskey passed away in May 2016 after his heart condition worsened over the previous year. Knowing that his death was imminent, Huskey’s nephew had made arrangements with …

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For Second Time SCOTUS Refuses To Hear Appeal Of California’s Landmark 2012 Ban On Ex-Gay Torture

Bloomberg reports: The U.S. Supreme Court let stand a California law that bans licensed therapists from working with children to change their sexual orientation from gay to straight, rejecting an appeal that said the measure violates religious rights. The rebuff leaves intact a federal appeals court decision upholding California’s 2012 first-of-its-kind law. The measure prohibits the form of counseling known …

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RUSSIA: St. Petersburg Police Arrest Activists At May Day Protest Against Chechen Persecution Of Gay Men

The Independent reports: Russian police have detained LGBT activists attempting to raise awareness about the persecution of gay men in Chechnya. The demonstration was held during a May Day march in St Petersburg, with a group of around 10 protesters arrested near the Anichkov Palace in the centre of Russia’s second city. Images shared on Twitter showed activists lying on …

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Franklin Graham Attacks Democrats For Proposed Ex-Gay Torture Ban: Homosexuality Is An Abomination

“Now Democrats are proposing a bill to ban conversion therapy in the United States, saying that LGBTQ people were born perfect. Actually, they are very misled. We were all born imperfect, with sinful natures — yet loved by God who offers us forgiveness and wholeness through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. “Homosexuality is defined by God as sin, an …

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Mutiny At The Anti-LGBT Heritage Foundation

Politico reports: The controversial president of The Heritage Foundation, former Sen. Jim DeMint, will soon be out of a job, following a dispute with board members about the direction of conservative think tank, according to three people with knowledge of the situation. Some Heritage board members believe that DeMint has brought in too many Senate allies and made the think …

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OKLAHOMA: State Senate Kills House-Approved Bill To Display Ten Commandments In Public Schools

The Oklahoman reports: A bill that could have allowed the Ten Commandments on government property was quietly pulled from consideration Thursday, severely hurting its chances to become law. House Bill 2177 was on the Senate agenda, but Floor Leader Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, announced that it wouldn’t be heard before moving on to other business. House bills must be heard …

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TEXAS: 200 Faith Leaders Oppose Pending Bathroom Bill With Letter To Members Of State House

The San Antonio Express-News reports: Some 200 ministers, rabbis and other religious leaders wrote to select House members Thursday asking them to support policies that treat lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Texans on an equal basis with other people. The letter went to lawmakers including members of the House State Affairs Committee, which is considering legislation that would restrict the …

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Feds Raid Office Of Televangelist Benny Hinn

The Washington Times reports: The North Texas headquarters of televangelist Benny Hinn was raided this week by U.S. Postal Service inspectors and IRS criminal investigators, according to local news reports. The search began about 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mr. Hinn’s Grapevine offices and continued Thursday morning, NBC 5 reported. The station reported seeing a large number of federal agents walking …

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GOP House Rep. Randy Weber Sobs As He Begs God To Forgive America For Same-Sex Marriage [VIDEO]

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: Last night, nearly two dozen members of Congress joined Religious Right activists in Washington, D.C., for the annual “Washington – A Man of Prayer” event, held in Statuary Hall inside the U.S. Capitol. Over the course of an hour and a half, 20 different members of Congress took to the podium to lead …

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NOM To Stage Yet Another DC Hate March After Drawing A Humiliating Crowd In The Tens Last Year

Via email from hate group leader Brian Brown: Joe — I’ve got some very exciting and important news: We have just confirmed with the authorities that the 2017 March for Marriage has been officially scheduled for Saturday, June 17th in Washington, DC! The March for Marriage is an important event to keep the fight to restore marriage in the public …

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Somebody Chained A Plain Wooden Cross On NYC’s Gay Street So The Neighbors Made Some Improvements

The HuffPost reports: On Good Friday, a mysterious giant wooden cross appeared on Gay Street in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City, chained and locked to an apartment gate. Over the next nine days, the cross’ owner would return and chain the cross to different parts of the street making it impossible for others to move it. “To …

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Tony Perkins: Send Me Money To Stop Millionaire Obama And His Army Of Fake News Propagators

Just in from hate group leader Tony Perkins: I have some troubling news to share with you. Barack Obama has no intention of going away. In fact, he has set up a Washington command center in his new $5.3 million mansion about two miles from the White House. According to media reports, his goal is nothing less than to subvert …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Bill Nye Uses Ice Cream Cone Orgy To Demonstrate Absurdity Of “Conversion Therapy”

Boing Boing reports: This cartoon from Bill Nye Saves the World uses various ice cream flavors as part of a hysterical analogy on the intolerant views of Christians when it comes to sexuality. It starts off with various flavors of ice cream showing up at an “Ice Cream Conversion Therapy” group. Vanilla is the dogmatic leader of the group. “It’s …

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CANADA: Pope Francis Delivers Surprise TED Talk, Calls For Worldwide “Revolution Of Tenderness” [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Pope Francis used a world forum dedicated to promoting cutting-edge ideas to spread his own revolutionary message: “We all need each other.” “When there is an ‘us,’ there begins a revolution,” the world’s most powerful religious leader told the room of scientists, academics, tech innovators, investors and cultural elites in a surprise videotaped message at the …

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Dems Try Again On National Ex-Gay Torture Ban

Dominic Holden reports at Buzzfeed: Name something on the agenda for Democrats in Congress and it’s likely DOA — including a bill to protect LGBT kids, which the Republican majority let die last year without a hearing. And yet, buoyed by their progressive constituency and resolve to set themselves apart from the Trump administration, Democrats will take another shot this …

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Pastor Who Said Pulse Victims Got What They Deserved Gets Sentenced To 35 Years For Child Molestation

ABC News reports: A judge has sentenced Brunswick Pastor Kenneth Adkins to life for aggravated child molestation Tuesday morning. Adkins’ sentencing states he must serve a minimum of 35 years in prison, with the rest served on probation. He also faces up to 20 years for every additional charge, all to run concurrently. Adkins turned himself in on one count …

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Trump’s Army Secretary Nominee Mark Green Screams That “Liberal Left” Has Lied By Quoting Him Verbatim

Posted today to the Facebook page of Tennessee state Sen. Mark Green, Trump’s nominee to be Army Secretary: The liberal left has cut and spliced my words about terrorism and ISIS blatantly falsifying what I’ve said. Let me be very clear, 1) The only people I have ever called evil are murderous terrorists trying to kill Americans. 2) The only …

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