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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:31 PM

Republican House Leader Vows To Use ‘Power Of Humiliation’ To Undermine LGBT Program

Republican House Leader Vows To Use ‘Power Of Humiliation’ To Undermine LGBT Program

By Scott Keyes

The fifth-ranking House Republican took a shot at the LGBT community at a recent town hall, saying he wanted to use “the power of humiliation” to undermine a program that helps individuals who need substance abuse treatment.

Rep. James Lankford (R-OK), who at the same Oklahoma City meeting earlier this month blamed gun violence on “welfare moms”, took a question from a constituent irate about a program that counseled LGBT individuals with substance abuse problems. The woman accused the Substances and Mental Health Services Administration of “pushing the homosexual agenda” and “indoctrinating our citizens.”

Lankford agreed with the woman’s concern, vowing to open an investigation into the matter. “They love functioning in the dark,” the Oklahoma Republican said of the LGBT program, promising to use “the power of humiliation” to uproot it.

CONSTITUENT: I want to know if you’re aware of the Substances and Mental Health Services Administration that has a book called the Provider’s Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender Individuals.

LANKFORD: Wow.

CONSTITUENT: They are going around the nation, they just did this here in Oklahoma, December 7th, and having conferences that are educational. <...> About 2 percent of the conference is dealing with substance abuse and mental health issues. 98 percent is doing indoctrination or pushing the homosexual agenda. This is what our president is doing. He has a federal agency doing it. Our state, the Oklahoma Mental Health and Substance Abuse Department, put this conference on and is indoctrinating our citizens who are totally against this. Is there any way you can look into this?

LANKFORD: Oh yes, sure. You know I can absolutely get a chance to take a look at it. We’ll start the process, try to see what we can do to identify it. Some of those things you have the power of humiliation where you can raise it and put in sunlight. They love functioning in the dark. You put some sunlight on it, that does help. But, we’ll see. I’m glad to take that on.

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http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2013/01/23/1484101/james-lankford-humiliate-lgbt/

Fifth-ranking despicable moron.

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Reply Republican House Leader Vows To Use ‘Power Of Humiliation’ To Undermine LGBT Program (Original post)
ProSense Jan 2013 OP
Flashmann Jan 2013 #1
MrScorpio Jan 2013 #2
Wait Wut Jan 2013 #3
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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:38 PM

1. Republican House Leader Vows To Use ‘Power Of Humiliation’ To Undermine

The reality is that they subject themselves to that very "Power Of Humiliation",unknowingly,and that the only thing undermined,is their own credibility and relevance.....

Dumb asses,please proceed!!

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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:38 PM

2. He's like Louie Gohmert with a mean streak

I can't figure out how either his or Louie's autonomic nervous system can function with so few neurotransmitters skipping around in their synaptic pathways.

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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:45 PM

3. God damnit.

Every time I find something that gives me hope for humanity, some fuckwad screws it up.

"The power of humiliation"??? Go fuck yourself, Lankford. You're a sick, worthless asshole.

Forgive the language, please. One of my exes died just over a year ago. He was a beautiful, bisexual soul with a horrible addiction. He died of an overdose. One thing you could never have done to him was humiliate him. He would've laughed in this asshole's face and then blown him a kiss.

Dumbass. I miss your laugh.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:03 PM

4. Maybe I'm missing something (alot) ...

with Lankford's thinking ... But I suspect shining a light on a conference acknowledging that Gay people are ... you know ... Gay, wouldn't be particularly humiliating.

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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:05 PM

5. "And I will continue to humiliate myself until they eventually give in" n/t

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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:09 PM

6. You "gotta" wonder how folk this stupid can function in everyday life

I am thankful that I don't know what it feels like to have that much hatred inside.

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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:28 PM

7. Big case of the stupids.

I don't post much but this one got me thinking about how truly ignorant some people really are. Its not a shock to me but it seems to be on the increase. I love the term "indoctrination". What is the counselor going to do, withhold your methadone until you blow him thus converting another straight man into the dark and depravity of the homosexual lifestyle. With all the accurate information that is out there you would think that most people should have become more informed. I'm not saying that it would change their thinking but at least they could admit it. My brother in law is a perfect example of this thinking. He flat out told me that he has no desire to learn what is going on in the world and he believes that Obama is coming to get his ammunition and then his guns. I asked him where he got this information and he told me "from his bosses at Walmart". Big surprise Huh, Less then a year later they fired him because he was about to become fully vested in the stock program and so they let him go and then denied him unemployment. All I can say is that the stupid is strong with that one.

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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:53 PM

8. Oklahoma.

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