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Thu Jan 10, 2019, 11:19 AM

Evangelicals are lobbying against anti-lynching law because it includes LGBTQ people


By Bil Browning · Wednesday, January 9, 2019



Proving once again that white evangelicals are no longer a religious group, but a political entity, one of the religious right’s most active organizations has announced they are lobbying against a proposed federal anti-lynching law.

Why? Because it includes LGBTQ people.

“The old saying is once that camel gets the nose in the tent, you can’t stop them from coming the rest of the way in,” Matt Staver, founder of the anti-LGBTQ hate group Liberty Counsel, told the far right outlet OneNewsNow. “And this would be the first time that you would have in federal law mentioning gender identity and sexual orientation as part of this anti-lynching bill.”

Federal law already includes gender identity and sexual orientation in hate crimes protections.

“So far they’ve been unsuccessful over the many years in the past,” Staver observes, “but this is a way to slip it in under a so-called anti-lynching bill, and to then to sort of circle the wagon and then go for the juggler at some time in the future.”

The proposed legislation passed the Senate in a rare unanimous vote last month. The “Justice for Victims of Lynching Act” was introduced by the chamber’s three black Senators: California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris, South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott, and New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 11:32 AM

1. Once "the camel gets its nose" in the tent, it gets camel snot all over everything.

Once the right-wing evangelicals got political power in this country, they got their snot all over everything.

I do have to chuckle at "go for the juggler," though.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 11:33 AM

2. "juggler"?????

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 11:43 AM

3. Tell you what.

We can exclude gays from the anti-lynching bill if we can also exclude Evangelicals. Fair?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 11:49 AM

4. They're the ones that pray to Toxic Jesus.

They've gone beyond Supply Side Jesus or Republican Jesus.

Now it's down to "Do unto others because God thinks queers are icky."

And people wonder why I despise organized religion...

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