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Thu Jan 10, 2019, 08:22 PM

Do Evangelical Activists Want to Legalize Gay Lynching?

On December 20th, the Justice for Victims of Lynching Act cleared the U.S. Senate in a rare unanimous vote after it was introduced by the chamber’s three African-American members — Sen. Kamala Harris (D-NY), Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) — introduced it earlier in 2018.

It means, bluntly, that if the bill passes, that lynching would be a federal crime. That’s right: Although lawmakers tried to address lynching at the federal level nearly 200 times in the first half of the 20th Century, it was never successful. So here we are in the 21st Century, still trying to fix what Rolling Stone‘s Jamil Smith called “the most sustained campaign of domestic terrorism outside of slavery’s holocaust” after visiting the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama last year.

While the most common symbol of lynching is a hanging, in fact it encompasses a wide variety of heinous acts: being shot repeatedly, burned alive, forced to jump off a bridge, dragged behind cars. Matthew Shepard’s murder in Wyoming in 1998 is the most infamous gay lynching of the past 20 years that spurred a movement to create stricter hate crime legislation and protections for LGBT people.

So it should be a no-brainer to add “lynching” to federal civil rights law. But since in addition to “race, color, religion, and national origin,” this bill would cover crimes motivated by hatred toward a person’s “gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability” — it has some evangelical activists in an uproar.

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/lynching-bill-lgbt-evangelical-777303/

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jan 10 OP
vlyons Jan 10 #1
Freethinker65 Jan 10 #2
msongs Jan 10 #3
keithbvadu2 Jan 10 #4
LanternWaste Tuesday #5
Proud Liberal Dem Tuesday #6
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 08:24 PM

1. Probably not the ones still in the closet.

the hypocrites

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 08:32 PM

2. Not really. They just do not want any specific protections given to anyone unlike themselves.

Intolerant and twisted thinking for sure. Most are not truly pro lynching, but they do not want the government to tell them who they can and cannot discriminate against. They feel it is their religious right to hate and to deny rights to anyone their religion (er...religious leaders) tells them to. Religious leaders need to use fear of others to stay in power and enrich themselves.

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Response to Freethinker65 (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 08:47 PM

3. really. it is what they really want. lynching and death camps. both would suffice for them nt

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 09:19 PM

4. Thinking ahead when they get caught with their Rent-Boy

Thinking ahead when they get caught with their Rent-Boy

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2019, 04:56 PM

5. I think evangelicals realize the only way to stay in the news and stay relevant

...is by saying the most half-witted idiocy they can come up with and pretend it's canon (e.g., Pope Francis a pawn of Mexico, while fawning over their overly-emotional, twice-divorced, porn-star mistress, idiot of a sacred cow who thinks Two Corinthians is the setup to a bad joke (and from him, it actually was).

It's one reason (but not even close to the top five) why I consider his base to be Anti-Education-Beyond-Playing-Doctor-With-Their-Sister party.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2019, 05:00 PM

6. Yes

They oppose tougher anti-bullying policies in schools as well- because it infringes on their “G-D-given right” to harass and discriminate and, yes kill LGBTQ persons. And even anti -lynching laws get in the way of their ability to harm us and get away with it. Some of them are ON RECORD as advocating for the death penalty for LGNTQ persons. They no doubt view what is happening in Russia/Chechnya to LGBTQ persons with envy.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2019, 05:01 PM

7. Yes. Was that a trick question?

Our lives do matter to them.

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