I'm lost for words, this is Toronto. pic.twitter.com/STjyQdp2rV— Five Lucky Fingers (@5luckyfingers)
Military & Foreign Affairs
True to form:
Dear #Iran, The USA has disrespected your country, your flag, your people. 52% of us humbly apologize. We want peace with your nation. We are being held hostage by a terrorist regime. We do not know how to escape. Please do not kill us. #Soleimani pic.twitter.com/YE54CqGCdr— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) January 3, 2020
The Democrats literally ran a candidate who chortled "we came, we saw, he died" about Qaddafi and cheered a president who engaged in a wide-ranging drone war, and now we're hearing the media and Democrats lament Trump as an assassin for killing Soleimani?— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) January 7, 2020
“The guy who threatened another Holocaust of our people, and who had the means to try to carry it out, is gone. I hope that’s ok with you kids.” pic.twitter.com/0Wg2W2DLiU— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) January 7, 2020
Today Uganda announced a bill to legalize murdering gay people. National Christian Organization paid a preacher to go to Uganda and help their lawmakers with the bill. Chick-fil-a funds National Christian Org.— slop (@sloppyposts) October 12, 2019
If you eat at Chick-fil-a, this is what your money goes to.
Brad Polumbo writes:
The UK’s first Chick-fil-A is already set to close after immense pressure from LGBT rights groups. It’s been open just over a week https://t.co/gFvmJb5PR2— PinkNews (@PinkNews) October 19, 2019
Chick-fil-A’s only connection to any of this is that its owners — not the company — through their separate foundation donate to the National Christian Foundation, the 8th-largest nonprofit in the U.S. That foundation works with Christian charitable groups. And there’s a weak connection between a tiny percentage of the groups NCF works with and anti-LGBT ministers in Uganda. Yet connecting those groups to ministers does not connect them to this legislation. Even Snopes admits “it’s not clear to what extent National Christian Foundation-funded entities were involved in the creation or promotion of a bill to make homosexuality punishable by death.”
This violates the UN Declaration on Human Rights. The UN must act against this. And the business community must react now too https://t.co/NjPgq6L8yu— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) October 15, 2019
— LogCabinRepublicans (@LogCabinGOP) June 8, 2018
I am proud of everyone who is marching in the #TLVPride Parade today in support of #diversity and #equality. Promoting, protecting, and advancing human rights – including the rights of #LGBTI persons – has long been the policy of the United States. pic.twitter.com/sQLoBC1xv5
— David M. Friedman (@USAmbIsrael) June 8, 2018
The president’s moves to ban transgender service members from the military, even those who have fully transitioned, may preclude him from being seen as transformative on LGBT issues within the GOP, but the party is still changing. Even former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, an ardent social conservative, praised the appointment as ambassador to Germany an openly gay man who supported the fight for marriage equality. Grenell wrote in the Wall Street Journal in May 2012, “I can be proud of President Obama’s personal support for gay marriage and still take exception to his dismal national-security and economic records.”
VP swears in new US Ambassador, alongside his husband: https://t.co/CWnuapmf36
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) May 3, 2018
VP Pence administers oath of office to Richard Grenell as US Ambassador to Germany. "It's taken a long time to get here," said Grenell, noting he's been waiting for Senate confirmation since last September. Confirmed 56-42 last week. Served 8 years as US spokesman at UN. pic.twitter.com/iZXiD9NSbX
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) May 3, 2018
Finally! @RichardGrenell is at last confirmed as Ambassador! I'm proud for my friend, Ric, and even prouder that he will ably represent the USA in Europe. Great choice, @realDonaldTrump in naming him!
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) April 27, 2018
More. Via The Hill:
The fight over Richard Grenell isn’t the cause of the clearly changing sentiment within the GOP; it’s more of the fulcrum than the spark. There have long been Log Cabin Republicans, now dutifully championing the fact that one of their own will likely be the highest-ranking gay official in U.S. history. Yet now, there seems to be a larger presence of openly gay Republicans than ever before; and consistent with polling data, no one in the party really seems to mind.
Interesting that the Fox News story leads with “husband,” with relationship details below after professional info. The Hollywood Reporter mentions his “longtime partner” up front, but toward the end says that they’d been married.
More from the Sun Times:
But some expressed disappointment in the decision. Clem Balanoff, who helped to run [Bernie] Sanders’ Illinois campaign, released a statement on behalf of Our Revolution Illinois citing his disappointment.
“Ald. Ramirez-Rosa was a delegate for Senator Bernie Sanders during the 2016 presidential election and is a leading progressive voice in the Chicago City Council,” Balanoff said in a statement. … We believe he was an excellent candidate for Lt. Governor and are saddened that his voice will be missing from Sen. Biss’ campaign.”
But Richard Goldberg, former chief of staff to [Republican] Gov. Bruce Rauner, said it was the right decision, calling the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement “at its core … a political manifestation of anti-Semitism.”
As noted in the Facebook post, defending Palestinian terorisim and singling out the Jewish state as uniquely unworthy of existence is now a core progressive principle for many, wedging ever-deeper into the LGBT activist left.
More. As Mark Joseph Stern wrote last year at Slate, The LGBTQ Left Has an Anti-Semitism Problem.
On Easter Sunday, prayers for the persecuted gays in Chechnay and throughout the world. Via the Huffington Post:
Chechen police are snaring gay men by posing as gays looking for dates on social media sites, then arresting the victims and using the contact lists on their phones to discover more closeted gays. Once in jail, forced into dark cells so small they can’t even lie down, the men are mercilessly beaten in various ways, including having to run through a gauntlet of twenty men wielding bats aimed at the victims from the waist down.
Some who survive are released to their families, a move that is usually a death sentence. Chechnya is a hotbed of Islamic honor killings, usually of young women, but of gay men as well. When gay Chechens who’ve somehow remained alive get out of jail, they are often taken by their male relatives to remote places to be killed and buried. No one even searches for them.
Good to see this tweet from a GOP senator, linking to a Washington Post story:
— Senator Pat Toomey (@SenToomey) April 13, 2017
Of course, there also is still much of this.
Chechnya’s president: I will eliminate the gay community by the start of Ramadan https://t.co/GiFiaRnpIj
— PinkNews (@PinkNews) April 22, 2017