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Woman Who Walked Out After Commissioner Launched Anti-Gay Attack on Dem Running for President Says She Was ‘Incensed’

A Tennessee woman was the only person to walk out in protest of Sevier County Commissioner Warren Hurst’s anti-gay and racist diatribe Monday night. The county commissioner decried the “queer running for president,” calling it “about as ugly as you can get.” “Look what we got running for president in the Democratic party,” Commissioner Hurst continued, saying he could “get better people” at the local jail “than those running for Democratic, to be President of the United States.” Sara Thompson, who stood up and called Hurst’s comments “not professional,”  was noticed...
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White straight man rants about a ‘queer running for president’ while claiming white straight men have very few rights

A county official in Tennessee went on an anti-gay, racist rant during a public meeting, saying that the US has a “queer running for president” and claiming that “the white male in this country has very few rights”. Commissioner for Sevier County, Warren Hurst, made the comments at a county commission meeting to discuss whether the county should become a “gun sanctuary city”, meaning gun owners from other areas could openly carry firearms there. In a video captured by WVLT News, Hurst said: “It’s time we wake up people, it’s...
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Watch: County Commissioner Uses Anti-Gay Slur and Racism to Attack Democratic Presidential Candidate – Audience Applauds

A Tennessee county commissioner during a public meeting on Monday used an anti-gay slur and racism to attack a Democratic presidential candidate, then insisted, as he put it, that he’s “not prejudice.” Commissioner Warren Hurst, while advocating for a proposal to make Sevier County a “gun sanctuary city” launched into a homophobic and racist diatribe that’s caught national attention. “We got a queer running for president, if that ain’t about as ugly as you can get,” Commissioner Hurst said, according to WVLT. “Look what we got running for president in...
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Teacher at Taxpayer-Funded Private Christian School Forced Out for Being Gay

A private Christian school in Florida that receives taxpayer funding for school vouchers has forced out one of its teachers, she says, because she is gay. Monica Toro Lisciandro says Covenant Christian School in Palm Bay, Florida not only parted ways with her after she acknowledged she is gay when school administrators asked her, but her students were told her “morals” did not line up with the schools, Lisciandro says. The school questioned Lisciandro, who teaches theater, after someone called to report saying they had seen her at a pride event. “Lisciandro said...
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Archbishop receives standing ovation for telling supporters of same-sex marriage to ‘leave’ church

An archbishop in Australia received a standing ovation after he asked same-sex marriage supporters to “leave us” in a speech last week. Archbishop Glenn Davies made the comments during his annual address to the Anglican Church’s Sydney synod, The Guardian reports. “My own view is that if people wish to change the doctrine of our church, they should start a new church or join a church more aligned to their views,” Davies said. “But do not ruin the Anglican Church by abandoning the plain teaching of scripture.” Two diocese in...
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Family Guy follows ‘transphobic’ episode by taking aim at ‘network TV gays’

Family Guy has mocked “network TV gays” in its latest episode just weeks after it came under fire for its treatment of a trans character. In the latest episode, titled ‘Disney’s The Reboot’, Family Guy imagines that the network was bought by Disney, which means the long-running show is due a shake-up. The episode charts an imagined reboot called Lois which focuses on the family living in an alternative version of reality where the focus is on Peter’s wife. For the most part, the episode takes cheap shots at feminism by depicting...
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Franklin Graham: Rise in STDs Is Because of Hollywood and the Gays

Franklin Graham once again is attacking the LGBTQ community. The Christian evangelical minister who is closely tied to President Donald Trump took to Facebook this week to blame gay people for a nationwide rise in the rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). “God made us male and female and gave sex for us to enjoy inside a marriage relationship between a man and a woman—not two men, not two women. The Bible says that anyone who sins sexually, sins against their own body. How true,” Graham wrote. He points to...
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Gay dads fled Russia because they feared adopted children would be taken away

Two gay dads who fled Russia because they feared that their children would be taken away from them are now seeking asylum in the United States. Andrei Vaganov and Evgeny Erofeyev were forced to flee Russia after the government began investigating their family when it discovered that their two sons did not have a mother. An advocacy group called Coming Out has said that the family is seeking asylum in the US as they are afraid of returning to Russia, according to QNews. “The entire family feels safe,” the group...
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Gay man given electro shock therapy to ‘cure’ him of sexuality

A gay man has revealed that he underwent electric shock therapy while a student at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) in the 1960s in an attempt to “cure” his homosexuality. The man spoke anonymously to BBC Northern Ireland about his ordeal and said that he was shown pictures of naked men and was given an electric shock if he was aroused. “They would give me a shock and would continue giving me a shock every 15 or 30 seconds,” he said. The man was willing to do anything to be ‘cured’...
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