Thursday, June 23, 2016
LOONIE-LIBERAL-DEMOCRATS (GODLESS LIBERAL-DEMONUTS) DO 20+ HOUR SIT IN TO SUCK UP TO SODOMITES. ISLAM-AND AGAINST THE NRA. ITS NOT ABOUT GUNS AT ALL.
THE LIBERAL-DEMOCRATS CLAIM THEIR DOING A SIT IN AT THE WHITE HOUSE ABOUT GUNS. BUT ALL THEY TALK ABOUT IN INTERVIEWS. IS ABOUT THE NATIONAL RIFFLE ASSOCIATION. AND ABOUT THEM POOR SODOMITE RAINBOW GROUPERS THAT DIED FROM GUNS. NOT ONCE DID I HEAR ANY OF THE DEMOCRATS TALKING ABOUT THIS ISLAMIC MURDERER BEING A RADICAL ISLAMIC-QURANIC-MUSLIM-ALLU-AK-BAR-72 VIRGIN-MOHAMMAD DEATH CULT TERRORIST ATTACK. THIS IS NOTHING MORE THEN A SUCK UP TO SODOMITES - (GAYS) AND AGAINST THE NRA. AND TO STICK UP FOR THE DEATH CULT ISLAM AS A PEACEFUL CULT-INSTEAD OF CONDEMNING ISLAM AS THE TERRORIST-MURDERER DEATH CULT THEY REALLY ARE.THIS SIT IN BY THE DEMONUTS IS ILLEGAL.BUT THE REPUBLICANS ARE LETTING THESE LAWLESS CRIMINAL DEMOCRATS DO THEIR SODOMITE-GAY-ISLAMIC SUCK UP SIT IN AT THE WHITE HOUSE. BUT THEY HAVE TO DO THEIR OWN VIDEO. AS THE REPUBLICANS WERE ALLOWED TO STOP THE C-SPAN FEED. SINCE THIS IS AN ILLEGAL ACT BY THE DEMONUTS TO TRY TO STOP THE NRA FROM HAVING ALL THEIR POWER IN THE WHITE HOUSE AND IN AMERICA. THE DEMONUTS WANT GUNS BANNED IN AMERICA. AND IF THEY CAN GET ONE BILL PASSED. THEN THEY CAN ERODE THE GUN LAWS IN AMERICA. AND GRADUALLY BAN ALL GUNS IN AMERICA THREW GRADUAL LAWS BEING PASSED. SOMEBODY JUST CAME IN TO TRY TO STOP THE SIT IN AS A SECURITY THREAT. BUT THE DEMONUTS ARE CRYING FOWL AND WILL NOT LEAVE THE ROOM THEIR IN. THEY WILL CONTINUE THE SO CALLED POWERFUL WEAPON BAN.BUT REALLY ITS A SODOMITE-ISLAM SUCK UP AND AN NRA PICKET INSTEAD. THEY WANT THEM GUNS BANNED FROM ALL AMERICANS THEM LIBERAL-DEMONUTS DO.OH AND I FORGOT-THE DEMONUTS ARE DOING THIS FOR THE GOOD OF THE EARTH. AND FOR THE CHILDREN OF COURSE. BUT STILL THE DEMONUTS ALLOW MURDERING OF BABIES BY ABORTION. I GUESS THIS IS FOR THE GOOD OF THE EARTH AND THE CHILDREN ALSO IN THE GODLESS-LIBERAL-DEMONUTS EYES.
Black leaders emerge as powerful allies in LGBT fight in U.S. South-[Reuters]-By Letitia Stein-June 23, 2016-YAHOONEWS
(Reuters) - The U.S. battle over bathrooms and wedding cakes is pushing many African-American leaders in the South to the forefront of the latest civil rights frontier, as the threat of discrimination overshadows long-held reservations on gay issues.In Mississippi, black legislators have led calls to repeal their state's newly adopted law permitting those with religious objections to deny wedding services to same-sex couples and impose dress and bathroom limits on transgender residents.The president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in Mississippi is a plaintiff in a lawsuit seeking to block the measure from taking effect on July 1. A federal judge was to hear testimony in the case on Thursday.In North Carolina, dozens have been arrested at statehouse rallies organized by a diverse coalition led by the state NAACP conference to protest a new law barring transgender people from using the bathrooms of their choice."Here we are again, facing discrimination towards a group of people," said Sonya Williams Barnes, a Mississippi black lawmaker who opposed the measure and fears that her race could be the next target. "Who knows where that is going to lead to."Just four years after President Barack Obama rocked the religious black community by supporting gay marriage, black leaders are becoming some of the most forceful allies in the fight against a recent wave of legislation seen as harmful to lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT) people.Opposition to same-sex marriage has long offered common ground to white conservative Republicans and religious African-Americans otherwise more liberal in their political views, but the battle lines are being redrawn, said Robert P. Jones, CEO of the non-partisan Public Religion Research Institute.The new wave of anti-LGBT measures is forcing many to come to terms with contrasting views: Blacks who disapprove of homosexuality who also strongly reject anti-gay discrimination."The experience of discrimination among non-white Americans really does kick in," he said.His research group's poll of 42,000 Americans last year showed that about half of blacks nationally oppose same-sex marriage, more than any other racial and ethnic group. In Mississippi, where Williams Barnes chairs the legislative black caucus, nearly seven in 10 blacks disapprove, the survey found.But it also found that two-thirds of blacks polled nationally objected to allowing small business owners to refuse services to LGBT people on religious grounds."We know what it's like once you allow racism and hatred to be codified and to be written into the law," said Reverend William Barber II, president of the NAACP in North Carolina.-LGBT OR CIVIL RIGHTS?-Still, the topic remains polarizing. At North Carolina's capitol last month, several dozen mostly black preachers protested the comparison of the transgender bathroom fight to the 1960s civil rights movement against racial segregation."It is not a civil rights issue," said Reverend Bill Owens, founder and president of the Coalition of African American Pastors, who represents 7,700 church leaders nationally."I don’t want my daughter in the restroom with a man. I don’t want my wife in the restroom with a man," he added in a phone interview. "It is sick."Other African-Americans have a different view. They see these new laws as not just bad for the LGBT community, but also harmful to all minority workers.North Carolina's new law prevents cities from requiring private businesses to pay workers a minimum wage above the state level and makes it harder to sue over workplace discrimination.Mississippi's law is so broad, critics say it could allow people with religious objections to deny services to nearly anyone in a relationship outside of heterosexual marriage, including single mothers, as well as restrict bathroom access for transgender people.Both laws were passed at a time of a deepening partisan divide in southern legislatures, where white, Republican majorities can often pass laws without the votes of black Democrats.In North Carolina, Democratic state senators staged a walkout to protest the bathroom legislation during a one-day special session in March. The bill cleared the chamber unanimously and was signed into law by Republican Governor Pat McCrory the same day."When it looks like all you want to do is sanction discrimination against folk and mistreat them, you cause a totally different reaction in the African-American community," said Dan Blue, a black lawmaker and the Democratic leader of the North Carolina Senate.In his state, the coalition including the NAACP protesting the bathroom law also worked together to fight a state ballot initiative that banned same-sex marriage in 2012 and a more recent state voting law seen as disenfranchising minorities.Distrust is similar in Mississippi, where Republican Governor Phil Bryant signed his state's religious objections bill after designating all of April to honor the heritage of the pro-slavery Confederacy in the U.S. Civil War."They see it not just as a LGBT issue but as a Pandora's box being opened back up to allow discrimination," said Erik Fleming, a former black state legislator who is now director of advocacy and policy for the American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi, where a judge has rejected its challenge to the state's law."There's an old saying: 'We’ve seen this movie before.'"(Reporting by Letitia Stein; Editing by Colleen Jenkins and Phil Berlowitz)
Democrats Vow to Continue Gun Control Protests as House Adjourns-By BEN SIEGEL, MARGARET CHADBOURN, KATHERINE FAULDERS and BRIAN MCBRIDE-JUNE 23,16-YAHOONEWS-Good Morning America
The House of Representatives finally adjourned until July 5th after sit-in protests by Democrats halted business in Congress for more than 17 hours.Despite the decision to end the legislative session, more than a dozen Democratic members, including former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), were still protesting on the House floor as of this morning. It's unclear exactly how Democrats will proceed with their efforts to bring up a vote on gun control.I'm on the House floor with @repjohnlewis & Dems staging a sit-in to demand action on commonsense gun legislation pic.twitter.com/byIivby5gG— Rep. John Yarmuth (@RepJohnYarmuth) June 22, 2016-The unprecedented demonstrations -- which was broadcast live through C-span and social media across the country -- started Wednesday morning and ended around 3:15 a.m. ET Thursday.Democrats seized the floor and demanded a vote, ripping Republicans for being "silent for too long" about the "epidemic" of shootings, while the GOP blasted the demonstrations as a "stunt" and "disgrace."Democrats and Republicans clashed throughout the night in the House chamber. Several Republicans heckled Democrats, and tensions flared when Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, confronted Democrats speaking on the floor about radical Islam, prompting at least one plainclothes Capitol security officer to walk onto the floor, as members separated the representatives.Around 10 p.m., House Speaker Paul Ryan briefly called the chamber back into order amid shouts of "No Bill, No Break" from the protesting members of Congress. The roar was so loud in the chamber, with chants of "Shame!" that the speaker's voice could not be heard. Democrats also were heard singing, "We Shall Overcome."The House finally adjourned Thursday morning at 3:19 a.m., after passing a $1.1 billion Zika funding proposal, with no votes on gun control."Democrats can continue to talk, but the reality is that they have no end-game strategy," Ryan’s spokesperson AshLee Strong said in a statement. "The Senate has already defeated the measure they’re calling for. The House is focused on eliminating terrorists, not constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens. No stunts on the floor will change that."Led by Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, the members planned to stay on the floor until they get a vote on proposals to strengthen background checks and block individuals on the terror watch list and no-fly list from buying guns.But in a 3:30 a.m. news conference post #NoBillNoBreak marathon, Democrats declared victory after more than 17 hours of turmoil on the House floor, despite not getting the votes on gun control they sought."It is late, the House is adjourned. The House did not adjourn without a message being delivered –- a very powerful message to the American people," Representative Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said. "There has been too much carnage –- we need to pass legislation to make America and Americans safer."Rep. Lewis, said early Thursday morning that the sit-in marked much progress, but vowed to start all over again when the House is back in session."Today we've come a distance. We've made some progress. We've crossed a bridge today, but we have other bridges to cross," Lewis said. "The fight is an ongoing fight. We will not be happy, we will not be satisfied, we will not be pleased until we do something in a major way."The push to institute greater gun control has picked up steam in the wake of the Orlando massacre, which left 50 dead, including gunman Omar Mateen. Both of the guns Mateen used in the killings -- including an AR-15 style rifle and Glock handgun, were purchased legally.House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), said Democrats will continue on the floor as long as necessary, and will continue protests in Washington and in their home districts. The group of Democrats taking over the chamber are demanding action and will stay until Republican leaders agree to hold a vote on gun control legislation, attempting to use the Homeland Security Appropriations bill.The event had some pageantry, with Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, dressed in a pink suit, bringing in a pink pillow. And Rep. Scott Peters got a back rub.There were also snacks delivered to the chamber and the promise of pizza, according to Rep. John Yarmuth.Democratic members of the Committee speaking in support of the amendment used their time to discuss individual victims of attacks in San Bernardino and Orlando, in order to put human faces on the issue of gun violence.House Speaker Ryan's office has declared the protest a "publicity stunt" that is in violation of the standing rules."The House cannot operate without members following the rules of the institution, so the House has recessed subject to the call of the chair,” said spokesperson AshLee Strong in a statement.Ryan's office has recessed the House -- cutting off the chamber video feed -- but has not shut off the lights in the chamber or directed the House Sergeant at Arms to remove House Democrats.Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC), said that Republicans "want to take the high road in this" and blasted the Democrats move.House Republican leadership told their members in a closed-door meeting that they plan to vote tonight on other measures before the chamber but not on gun control legislation, ignoring the protest.Unlike senators, representatives are not permitted to filibuster.Lewis, a veteran civil rights leader revered by Democrats, said action on gun violence is long overdue."The end goal of this sit in is to get the leadership of the Republican Party, the Speaker of the House, to bring forth a bill, a piece of legislation that would do something about the proliferation of guns in our society," Lewis said in an interview with ABC News. "We have waited. We've been patient. But we waited too long. We've been silent too long, and we will continue to engage in peaceful nonviolent action until something happens."Recently, the Senate voted down four gun control measures and a compromise plan from Sen. Susan Collins was in the works. Some Democratic House lawmakers protested a moment of silence being held for the victims of the Orlando shooting because they said action needed to be taken instead.About 30 minutes after the sit-in began, Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas), tried to start the House's work at noon. The customary prayer and Pledge of Allegiance went ahead, but he was forced to recess the House when dozens of Democrats refused to leave the well, The Associated Press reported.Among those protesting on the House floor was Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., an Iraq War veteran who lost both her legs in combat. She got out of a wheelchair and sat on the House floor with other lawmakers.House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said the House needs to act on gun legislation rather than repeatedly hold moments of silence in memory of victims of gun violence.Many senators -- including Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, and Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, and Elizabeth Warren, D-MA -- visited the House floor, and even brought care packages to House Democrats, who are taking turns speaking.Democrats have begun fundraising off of the protest. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, House Democrats' campaign arm, sent supporters a fundraising email Wednesday night featuring Rep. Lewis, a civil rights icon.ABC's Alex Mallin contributed to this story.
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