Posts Tagged ‘LGBQT’

May 25th, 2023 - 5:24 pm § in Law and Courts, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Threaten gays, go to jail

A grand jury has indicted a New York woman for making phone threats to several Denver-area LGBQT businesses shortly after the Club Q shooting (read story here). Sharon Robinson, 40, was arrested for calling four businesses and saying she was going to “shoot them up” and they were “[...]

May 21st, 2023 - 1:32 am § in Schools & Colleges

Why not just respect people for who they are?

In Mississippi, a school district barred a trans girl from her high school graduation unless she dressed like a boy. A federal judge appointed by Trump upheld the district’s decision. (See story here). In New York, a private Christian college fired two dormitory supervisors for adding gender i[...]

April 28th, 2023 - 1:32 am § in Jews, Politics, Republicans

McCarthy implies LGBQT people’s humanity is just “politics”

GOP House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, like any top-ranking political leader, makes lots of TV appearances. McCarthy was a guest on CNBC‘s “Squawk Box,” hosted by Becky Quick, on Thursday, April 27, 2023. They talked about Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s feud with Disney, set off by t[...]

April 10th, 2023 - 6:18 pm § in Politics, Republicans

GOPers escalate anti-LGBQT hate

Franklin, a city of 85,000 people in central Tennessee, is Bible Belt and Trumper country. You don’t expect to see Pride festivals there. Yet when one was held in 2021, more than 5,000 people showed up (bottom photo). Maybe it was relief from pandemic isolation for some of those folks. Or mayb[...]

March 28th, 2023 - 12:20 am § in News Media

Are conservative media exploiting a school shooting to demonize LGBQT people?

A person named Audrey Elizabeth Hale, age 28, gunned down 3 teachers and 3 children at a private Christian school before being killed by police gunfire. The incident occurred in Nashville, Tennessee, on Monday, March 27, 2023. That evening, the Fox News headlines blared, Nashville police identify tw[...]

March 7th, 2023 - 3:04 pm § in Politics, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

GOP legislator goes after 4th grader for rainbow drawing

The mother of a Kansas 4th-grader “was outraged when she opened up her representative’s February newsletter and found her daughter’s rainbow drawing published as an example of indoctrination in the school system,” the Kansas Reflector reported on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 (see story her[...]

March 4th, 2023 - 12:00 pm § in America, Politics, Religion, Republicans

GOP legislator’s anti-LGBQT hate tax

Texas state Rep. Bryan Slaton (the gunman in the photo below; read his bio here), a former preacher-man, is a hater. He was elected by country hicks in northeast Texas (details here and here). The product of a Baptist bible college, he wants the state to kill doctors who perform abortions, and wome[...]

December 14th, 2022 - 9:31 am § in Hypocrisy, News Media

Another example of why Fox is disreputable

Fox doesn’t do news, it does persuasion. Its talk shows, which are pure demagoguery, are by far its most popular fare. And its hosts are close-minded, intellectually dishonest pot-stirrers and hatemongers. They’re also liars. Take Laura Ingraham, for example, one of Fox‘s worst off[...]

November 24th, 2022 - 12:41 pm § in News Media, Republicans

Fox and GOP stoke anti-LGBQT hate

A day after the mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, Fox superstar Tucker Carlson and Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis were busy inciting more gratuitous violence against LGBQT people. This is America, land of free speech, and they can do that, up to a point. Cross a line and you can be sued, as [&h[...]

August 4th, 2022 - 1:27 pm § in Law and Courts

Threats aren’t free speech

A 74-year old retired high school teacher from Long Island got 30 months in prison for “mailing dozens of violent threats to LGBTQ affiliated individuals, groups and businesses” over an 8-year period, a New York TV station reported on Thursday, August 4, 2022 (see story here). “Acc[...]