The Pardu

The Pardu
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Thursday, June 12, 2014

GOP: Anti-LGBT, Anti-Woman, Anti-Muslim, Anti-Minority......And Then They Came For Me!

As we end the week let's not overlook conservative aversion to and bigotry against the nation's LGBT community. A week that experienced a GOP congressional leader lose his seat in the House of Representatives. GOP politics leaves yet another mark on US History, as never before has a Congressional Chamber Majority Leader lost their leadership roles via loss of a district primary. 

US conservatives, their political party and right-wing media tug at the fabric of a world of supposed freedom. We know conservative America regarding social matters (GOP party make-up relative to race and ethnicity). It isn't possible to avoid awareness of the GOP's "War on Women." You would have to be locked in a room with no electrical outlets to avoid knowledge of GOP's aversion to brown-skinned people Latinos who may attempt to enter the US via our southern borders (AKA "Immigration"). As evidenced via our news media (certain media...MSNBC), GOP voter suppression stands as a beacon regarding the party's concerns for African-Americans. Did I mention GOP concern for African-Americans?  Before you grow irritated and click off the site, check this out..... Mitt Romney GOP Outreach.

If you missed the point of the Mitt Romney link, you really should consider clicking-off the site. What follows may not be of interest to you. You may not have interest in, nor concern about, the GOP "War on the LGBT."

Rick Perry in San Francisco compares homosexuality to alcoholism.
SF Gate                                                                                                                                                                                Texas Gov. Rick Perry, speaking in San Francisco on Wednesday night, said the U.S. would better serve its diverse population by letting the states handle many economic and social policies, a point he perhaps inadvertently drove home when he compared homosexuality to alcoholism.                                                                                                                                                                  Addressing the Commonwealth Club of California, Perry argued the federal government should give up much of its policy-making power, letting states chart their own courses on issues ranging from business subsidies to abortion. He joked about his frequent habit of luring California companies to Texas and called the competition between the two states healthy for both, as well as the nation.                                                                                                                              (Video bleow via Youtube)
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Oklahoma candidate OK with stoning gay people?
Talking Points Memo                                                                                      Gkzkcaawsyr9z6wwb5gc                                                                                    CATHERINE THOMPSON –                                                                                            
A Republican candidate for the Oklahoma state House who boasts that he's looking forward to "applying Biblical principles to Oklahoma law" is okay with gay people being stoned to death -- even if he won't legislate the practice himself.                                                                                                                    , a local news website, surfaced a series of Scott Esk's Facebook posts in a story published Tuesday. The posts, dated July 2013, cited scripture in response to an article on Pope Francis telling reporters "Who am I to judge gay people?"                                                                                                                "Men were commanded to put guilty parties to death who were guilty of certain acts, like homosexuality," Esk wrote, according to screenshots archived by the news site.                                                                                                                                                “So just to be clear, you think we should execute homosexuals (presumably by stoning)?” another commenter asked.                                                                                                                             "I think we would be totally in the right to do it," Esk replied. "That goes against some parts of libertarianism, I realize, and I’m largely libertarian, but ignoring as a nation things that are worthy of death is very remiss.”                                                                                                                                                                                      Asked whether he really believed homosexuality ought to be punishable by stoning, Esk told that he had "huge moral misgivings" about the behavior but had "no plans to re-institute [stoning] in Oklahoma law."              

Anderson Cooper, CNN, apparently had enough and went about taking to task Texas State legislator, Rep. Bryan Hughes (R). And, Cooper his mission accomplished with precision uncommon in CNN hosts and un-observable in Fox News hosts. 

The Raw Story and the "raw" legislator left from the Cooper interview (VIDEO)

Anderson Cooper dismantles TX Republican’s defense of discredited ‘ex-gay therapy’ (via Raw Story )
CNN host Anderson Cooper picked apart a Texas state legislator’s attempt on Wednesday to claim scientists were still debating the discredited gay “reparative” therapy advocated by his party platform, listing a litany of medical groups that have…

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