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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:45 AM

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

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.

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

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William769 Jan 2013 OP
DURHAM D Jan 2013 #1
William769 Jan 2013 #2
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #3
dickthegrouch Jan 2013 #4

Response to William769 (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:01 PM

1. Oh Sally... The constituent is state Rep. Sally Kern.

She is completely bat crap crazy and believes that blacks, gays and women are destroying the country. She apparently has at least one gay son.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sally_Kern

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:03 PM

2. Thanks for the link.

I recognized the name but forgot how crazy that person really was.

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 03:03 PM

3. R-OK, says it all. n/t

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 04:06 PM

4. I have learned to be very careful making statements like this

Giving draconian (and stupid) judgements off the cuff, has always come back to bite me.

I really hope the person most humiliated by this ends up being the person who least expects it

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