Posts Tagged ‘Bigots’

May 19th, 2024 - 10:55 am § in Biden

Will Butker be a butt when he meets Biden again?

Biden’s press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, said the entire team is invited — “we always do that” — and it’s up to the team whether he comes with them. (Read story here.) The Kansas City Chiefs player (photo, left) is a man of strong opinions. A devout Catholic, he’s criticize[...]

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[...]

May 11th, 2023 - 6:58 pm § in Politics, Racism, Republicans

GOP candidate: Civil rights gains “took away freedom”

“North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, the state’s first Black lieutenant governor and the GOP front-runner for the 2024 gubernatorial race, repeatedly lambasted the ‘so-called’ 1960s Civil Rights Movement, lamenting that ‘so many freedoms were lost during the civil rights[...]

May 2nd, 2023 - 12:07 pm § in Politics, Religion, Republicans

Pence claims being trans infringes on religious freedom

Republicans have long claimed to be defenders of freedom, but WTF? Banning books, free speech, and rainbows? And an entire group of people? “Republicans have frequently cited the idea of freedom … to support arguments against gender-affirming policies,” The Hill noted on Tuesday, M[...]

April 28th, 2023 - 1:24 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Montana GOP legislator wants her trans daughter to die

Montana state Rep. Kerri Seekins-Crow (R-Billings; photo below, profile here) sponsored legislation “to ban gender-affirming medical care for transgender minors,” which is a thing with Republicans these days. Asked about her own daughter, Seekins-Crow replied, “One of the big issue[...]

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 16th, 2023 - 12:08 pm § in Politics, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Flags of our fathers

Jay Collins (photo, right) is an American hero. A career Army sergeant and Green Beret, he returned to duty after losing a leg in combat (see his bio here). Collins, a Republican, was elected to Florida’s state senate in the state’s 2022 “red wave.” The first-termer is among [...]

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[...]