GOP lawmaker says gays who get beat up are getting “normal consequences” for “perverse lifestyle”

Montana Sen. Theresa Manzella said LGBTQ people “play the protected class card” when they get beat up for holding hands in public. A Republican lawmaker in Montana said that LGBTQ people who get beat up for holding hands in public are receiving the “normal consequences associated with the choices they made” and said that LGBTQContinue reading “GOP lawmaker says gays who get beat up are getting “normal consequences” for “perverse lifestyle””

‘Tip of the Iceberg’: Report Warns Michigan GOP Ploy Could Shutter 20% of Polling Places

“There is no doubt the goal of this proposal is to harm democracy. It is designed to put obstacles and hurdles between voters and the ballot box.” If successful, a Republican-backed petition initiative in Michigan could result in the closure of one in five polling locations across the crucial battleground state, potentially creating harmful new barriers to ballot access andContinue reading “‘Tip of the Iceberg’: Report Warns Michigan GOP Ploy Could Shutter 20% of Polling Places”

Christian group fights Idaho Covid mandates despite pocketing bailouts

Christ Church leaders and aligned companies received millions of dollars in coronavirus bailouts amid campaign against mandates The controversial rightwing Christ Church – and its pastor, Douglas Wilson – have led an uncompromising campaign of opposition to coronavirus public health measures in Idaho, revealing the church’s powerful influence in its home city of Moscow and beyond.Continue reading “Christian group fights Idaho Covid mandates despite pocketing bailouts”

QAnon Conspiracies Are Tearing Through Evangelical America – VICE News

It’s been almost a year since we heard anything from the shadowy figure behind QAnon, yet the wild conspiracy is gaining a foothold in evangelical churches. VICE investigates how congregations across the country have become fertile ground for disinformation and conspiracy theories.

How ‘confrontational Christian nationalists’ are pushing anti-vaxxer extremism: report

Not all Christians are extremist anti-vaxxers, anti-maskers or coronavirus deniers who encourage churchgoers to put themselves at risk of being killed by COVID-19. But the lunatic fringe of Christianity — the far-right Christian nationalist movement — has been a leading promoter of coronavirus denial. And reporter Jack Jenkins, in an article published by the Washington Post onContinue reading “How ‘confrontational Christian nationalists’ are pushing anti-vaxxer extremism: report”

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