Republicans Vow To Openly Discriminate Against LGBT: Six of Their Candidates Sign Pledge to Treat Us Like Crap

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    http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2015/12/19/3734043/gop-candidates-fadapledge/
    Six GOP Candidates Pledge To Sign Anti-Gay Discrimination Into Law

    Six of the Republican candidates vying for the presidency have signed a pledge promising to support legislation during their first 100 days in the White House that would use the guise of “religious liberty” to give individuals and businesses the right to openly discriminate against LGBT people.

    Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Rick Santorum, and Mike Huckabee vowed to push for the passage of the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA), legislation that would prohibit the federal government from stopping discrimination by people or businesses that believe “marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman” or that “sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage.”

    The pledge is supported by three conservative groups: the American Principles Project, Heritage Action for America, and Family Research Council Action.
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    https://americanprinciplesproject.org/candidates-pledge-to-sign-the-first-amendment-defense-act-fada/
    American Principles Project has joined together with Heritage Action for America, the action arm of the Heritage Foundation, and FRC Action, the legislative affiliate of the Family Research Council, to invite each of the candidates running for President to sign the following pledge:

    “If elected, I pledge to push for the passage of the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) and sign it into law during the first 100 days of my term as President.”

    So far, six candidates have signed the pledge:
    •Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
    •Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida)
    •Dr. Ben Carson
    •Carly Fiorina
    •Former Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pennsylvania)
    •Former Governor Mike Huckabee (R-Arkansas)

    Four candidates did not sign the pledge but have expressed public support for FADA:
    •Former Governor Jeb Bush (R-Florida)
    •Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina)
    •Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky)
    •Donald Trump

    Four candidates did not sign the pledge and did not respond to our request to indicate support for FADA:
    •Governor Chris Christie (R-New Jersey)
    •Governor John Kasich (R-Ohio)
    •Former Governor George Pataki (R-New York)
    •Former Governor Jim Gilmore (R-Virginia)

    The text of the letter sent to the candidates requesting support for FADA is below:

    The gathering concern around whether or not the Left will succeed in its ongoing efforts to force those who disagree with the Supreme Court’s redefinition of marriage, prompts us to write to you and ask: will you commit to making it a top priority for you to ensure passage of the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) in the first 100 days of your administration?

    FADA protects supporters of natural marriage from punishment by the Federal government or its regulatory arms, including the IRS: “the Federal Government shall not take any discriminatory action against a person, wholly or partially on the basis that such person believes or acts in accordance with a religious belief or moral conviction that marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman, or that sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage.”

    It prevents the IRS from issuing regulations denying tax-exempt status to charities or schools that support natural marriage, and forbids the Federal government from discriminating against them in contracts, loans, licensing, accreditation or employment. It prevents Federal discrimination against individuals, employers and other organizations that continue to act in accordance with a belief in natural marriage, while specifically guaranteeing conscience protections will not also be used to disrupt benefits to which people are legally entitled.

    Serious scholars suggest religious schools should expect to be punished by the withholding of federal funds under current law if they do not treat same-sex unions as marriages. “It seems to me very likely that, in the coming years, schools and universities that accept public funds and support will be required—as a condition of those funds—to have nondiscrimination rules that forbid discrimination on sexual-orientation grounds,” One such scholar, a professor who oversees the Program on Church, State & Society at Notre Dame’s law school, told The Atlantic. “And, these rules will not distinguish between sexual-orientation discrimination and non-recognition of same-sex marriages.”

    The second most powerful Democratic Senator has publicly stated he’s not sure whether such schools should be stripped of their tax-exempt status. When the Weekly Standard asked, “should religious protections extend beyond houses of worship to, say, religious schools that require employees to affirm their faith’s teaching about marriage?” Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois responded: “Getting into a challenging area, and I don’t have a quick answer to you. I’ll have to think about it long and hard.” Many Americans, particularly African-American Christians like Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, are losing their livelihoods, at least in part because they privately support natural marriage.

    When no less a distinguished legal expert than the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, John Roberts, has pointed to the serious religious liberty consequences that may stem from the Court’s redefinition of marriage, it is time to take the need for new conscience protections seriously. “Today’s decision . . . creates serious questions about religious liberty . . . Indeed the Solicitor General candidly acknowledged that the tax exemptions of some religious institutions would be in question if they opposed same-sex marriage,” wrote Chief Justice Roberts. Millions of Americans can disagree over the definition of marriage, however, it is essential that the millions of Americans who support natural marriage are not punished by the Federal government for their support for marriage as it has been understood for millennia.

    We ask, therefore, for your public assurance that you would prioritize passing the First Amendment Defense Act in the first 100 days of your administration.

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    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2015/12/six-gop-candidates-just-pledged-to-make-anti-gay-discrimination-the-law-guess-who-they-are/
    Ever since the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, anti-gay crusaders have been touting a somewhat obscure piece of legislation called the First Amendment Defense Act, which would prohibit the federal government from “taking discriminatory action against a person on the basis that such person believes or acts in accordance with a religious belief or moral conviction that: (1) marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman, or (2) sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage.”

    In other words, The First Amendment Act would let both individuals and businesses discriminate against gay people and others under the banner of “religious liberty.”
  • Relajado

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    Dec 20, 2015 8:43 PM GMT
    The Republican party is a joke and people here actually aupport it! Well take a look at this!
  • Destinharbor

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    Dec 20, 2015 10:09 PM GMT
    Republicans love to hate. They have zero policy ideas (orher than tax cuts for the very rich) so they rally the stupid and ugly with hate mantras. Any who calls themselves Republican today is more focused on hate than any other collective goal. That's also why their anti-Obama anti-Clinton anti-Bernie rhetoric is all just slurs and childish name-calling. They can't argue policy. Watch Southbeach's headines. Just slurs. No policy substance.
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    Dec 20, 2015 11:47 PM GMT
    Only looks scary at first. Most of the dirt they throw winds up back on themselves, I've noticed.

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  • KissTheSky

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    Dec 21, 2015 1:46 AM GMT
    Embittered old losers... trying to make themselves feel better by bashing someone else. Bigots are all the same.
  • Relajado

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    Dec 21, 2015 2:04 AM GMT
    Destinharbor saidRepublicans love to hate. They have zero policy ideas (orher than tax cuts for the very rich) so they rally the stupid and ugly with hate mantras. Any who calls themselves Republican today is more focused on hate than any other collective goal. That's also why their anti-Obama anti-Clinton anti-Bernie rhetoric is all just slurs and childish name-calling. They can't argue policy. Watch Southbeach's headines. Just slurs. No policy substance.


    Yup. RoadbikeRob and some others woman shame and say Hillary can't be pres because she's a woman etc. I am also amazed at the Republican cognitive dissonance on here, where they have convinced themselves that clown Trump, who appeals to the uneducated and far right, will have any general appeal and believe he van win by a landslide. Delusional but ok.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 21, 2015 1:13 PM GMT
    Relajado said
    Destinharbor saidRepublicans love to hate. They have zero policy ideas (orher than tax cuts for the very rich) so they rally the stupid and ugly with hate mantras. Any who calls themselves Republican today is more focused on hate than any other collective goal. That's also why their anti-Obama anti-Clinton anti-Bernie rhetoric is all just slurs and childish name-calling. They can't argue policy. Watch Southbeach's headines. Just slurs. No policy substance.


    Yup. RoadbikeRob and some others woman shame and say Hillary can't be pres because she's a woman etc. I am also amazed at the Republican cognitive dissonance on here, where they have convinced themselves that clown Trump, who appeals to the uneducated and far right, will have any general appeal and believe he van win by a landslide. Delusional but ok.
    It is not delusional because Trump is rapidly attracting growing numbers of Americans and while I disagree with him on this one issue that still does not make him a horrible candidate. Minds can be changed through constructive dialogue. But you are too stupid to understand and continue to live in your ultra leftist fantasyland. Go figure.
  • Relajado

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    Dec 21, 2015 2:32 PM GMT
    I am far, far more intelligent than you.

    This is clear cognitive dissonance in order to believe your no hope mess party stands a chance with clown no.1. All polls indicate he has very limited support, as it should be. He is the meaning of fringe. But go ahead: permanently isolate the Muslim and Latino vote. White voters will be the minorities by 2040 anyway. Anti-Latino retoric will facilitate Texas turning blue more quickly.
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    Dec 21, 2015 2:50 PM GMT
    Relajado saidI qm far, far more intellugent than yoy.

    This id clear cognitove dissonance in order to believe your no hope mess party stands a chance with clown no.1. Alm polls indicate he has very limited support, as it should be. He is the meaning of fringe. But go ahead: permanently isolate the Muslim and Latino vote. White voters will be the minorities by 2040 anyway. Anti-Latino retoric will facilitate Texas turning blue more quickly.


    "I qm far, far more intellugent than yoy."

    So that ^^^^ is supposed to prove it?
  • Relajado

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    Dec 21, 2015 2:52 PM GMT
    Lol apart from,in this case ironic, and questionable phone typing skills, well, yes. His woman shaming of Hillary betrays ignorance also.
  • oldfart

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    Dec 21, 2015 3:40 PM GMT
    They are all - except Trump, I think - running very strident campaigns against Obama.

    Too bad he's not running.
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    oldfart saidThey are all - except Trump, I think - running very strident campaigns against Obama.

    Too bad he's not running.


    That's their RRR (Racist Republican Rally) call as they prepare to march on Washington. Remember The Obama! OBAMAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!

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    Dec 21, 2015 6:36 PM GMT
    I can't wait until Hillary beats their fucking asses next November.
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    The_Polaris saidI can't wait until Hillary beats their fucking asses next November.


    That'll give us plenty of time to alert Mount Sinai paramedics so they'll be ready to run a defibrillator down to Southbeach.

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    Dec 21, 2015 10:34 PM GMT
    Relajado saidI am far, far more intelligent than you.

    This is clear cognitive dissonance in order to believe your no hope mess party stands a chance with clown no.1. All polls indicate he has very limited support, as it should be. He is the meaning of fringe. But go ahead: permanently isolate the Muslim and Latino vote. White voters will be the minorities by 2040 anyway. Anti-Latino retoric will facilitate Texas turning blue more quickly.
    You don't know your ass from a hole in the ground so stop ingratiating yourself. Texas will never turn blue because most of its Latino population is very religious and very conservative. Again you know nothing about the U.S. and you are not an American national so you have no say in our political matters. Now grow up and go get a life. Worry about your own backyard in Spain because that country is facing some serious problems and now it's national unity might be in serious jeopardy with the Catalans in the Northeast part of the country wanting to break away and regain their independence.
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    Dec 21, 2015 10:36 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    Relajado saidI am far, far more intelligent than you.

    This is clear cognitive dissonance in order to believe your no hope mess party stands a chance with clown no.1. All polls indicate he has very limited support, as it should be. He is the meaning of fringe. But go ahead: permanently isolate the Muslim and Latino vote. White voters will be the minorities by 2040 anyway. Anti-Latino retoric will facilitate Texas turning blue more quickly.
    You don't know your ass from a hole in the ground so stop ingratiating yourself. Texas will never turn blue because most of its Latino population is very religious and very conservative. Again you know nothing about the U.S. and you are not an American national so you have no say in our political matters so grow up and go get a life. Worry about your own backyard in Spain because that country is facing some serious problems and now it's national unity might be in serious jeopardy with the Catalans in the Northeast part of the country wanting to break away and regain their independence.

    That's just a stereotype.
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    Relajado saidI am far, far more intelligent than you.

    This is clear cognitive dissonance in order to believe your no hope mess party stands a chance with clown no.1. All polls indicate he has very limited support, as it should be. He is the meaning of fringe. But go ahead: permanently isolate the Muslim and Latino vote. White voters will be the minorities by 2040 anyway. Anti-Latino retoric will facilitate Texas turning blue more quickly.
    You don't know your ass from a hole in the ground so stop ingratiating yourself. Texas will never turn blue because most of its Latino population is very religious and very conservative. Again you know nothing about the U.S. and you are not an American national so you have no say in our political matters. Now grow up and go get a life. Worry about your own backyard in Spain because that country is facing some serious problems and now it's national unity might be in serious jeopardy with the Catalans in the Northeast part of the country wanting to break away and regain their independence.


    "Latino population is very religious and very conservative."

    Don't know about Texas, but after 30 years in SoCal, I think I can speak authoritatively regarding Hispanics. Can't say that they were all that conservative, but they sure were devote Catholics ... every one I ever knew and that's a bunch.
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    Dec 22, 2015 3:06 AM GMT
    The above posts are cracking me up! icon_lol.gif

    Also, you do not need to be from a country to have studied it and know about its demographics, trends, etc. The longterm trend is Texas will turn blue. I cannot see Latinos ever switching to Repubs after this hysteric and racist election cycle. The racism against Obama for more than 8 years now was also extremely off-putting.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 22, 2015 3:48 AM GMT
    The_Polaris saidI can't wait until Hillary beats their fucking asses next November.
    Hillary is not going to beat anyone next November. She is totally unfit and unqualified for the Presidency. If anything, Donald Trump will give the hapless Hillary ho a well deserved ass whooping that she will never forget.
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    Dec 22, 2015 3:53 AM GMT
    HottJoe said
    roadbikeRob said
    Relajado saidI am far, far more intelligent than you.

    This is clear cognitive dissonance in order to believe your no hope mess party stands a chance with clown no.1. All polls indicate he has very limited support, as it should be. He is the meaning of fringe. But go ahead: permanently isolate the Muslim and Latino vote. White voters will be the minorities by 2040 anyway. Anti-Latino retoric will facilitate Texas turning blue more quickly.
    You don't know your ass from a hole in the ground so stop ingratiating yourself. Texas will never turn blue because most of its Latino population is very religious and very conservative. Again you know nothing about the U.S. and you are not an American national so you have no say in our political matters so grow up and go get a life. Worry about your own backyard in Spain because that country is facing some serious problems and now it's national unity might be in serious jeopardy with the Catalans in the Northeast part of the country wanting to break away and regain their independence.

    That's just a stereotype.
    No that is not a stereotype, that is the truth. A large chunk of Texas Latinos are either born again Christians or Southern Baptists in addition to the Latinos who are devout Roman Catholics. Go back to your bong hits Joe.
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    Dec 22, 2015 3:53 AM GMT
    Relajado saidThe above posts are cracking me up! icon_lol.gif

    Also, you do not need to be from a country to have studied it and know about its demographics, trends, etc. The longterm trend is Texas will turn blue. I cannot see Latinos ever switching to Repubs after this hysteric and racist election cycle. The racism against Obama for more than 8 years now was also extremely off-putting.


    Here ya go, an early xmas present for ya:

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/4154502
    How Demographics Will Shape The 2016 Election. What would it take to turn a Red state Blue Interactive Tool. & More Educated Republicans Support Democrats. It's like it's Christmas or something.
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    roadbikeRob said
    HottJoe said
    roadbikeRob said
    Relajado saidI am far, far more intelligent than you.

    This is clear cognitive dissonance in order to believe your no hope mess party stands a chance with clown no.1. All polls indicate he has very limited support, as it should be. He is the meaning of fringe. But go ahead: permanently isolate the Muslim and Latino vote. White voters will be the minorities by 2040 anyway. Anti-Latino retoric will facilitate Texas turning blue more quickly.
    You don't know your ass from a hole in the ground so stop ingratiating yourself. Texas will never turn blue because most of its Latino population is very religious and very conservative. Again you know nothing about the U.S. and you are not an American national so you have no say in our political matters so grow up and go get a life. Worry about your own backyard in Spain because that country is facing some serious problems and now it's national unity might be in serious jeopardy with the Catalans in the Northeast part of the country wanting to break away and regain their independence.

    That's just a stereotype.
    No that is not a stereotype, that is the truth. A large chunk of Texas Latinos are either born again Christians or Southern Baptists in addition to the Latinos who are devout Roman Catholics. Go back to your bong hits Joe.


    I've not met even a single Latino who is Southern Baptist.
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    Dec 22, 2015 12:41 PM GMT
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    Relajado saidThe above posts are cracking me up! icon_lol.gif

    Also, you do not need to be from a country to have studied it and know about its demographics, trends, etc. The longterm trend is Texas will turn blue. I cannot see Latinos ever switching to Repubs after this hysteric and racist election cycle. The racism against Obama for more than 8 years now was also extremely off-putting.


    Here ya go, an early xmas present for ya:

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/4154502
    How Demographics Will Shape The 2016 Election. What would it take to turn a Red state Blue Interactive Tool. & More Educated Republicans Support Democrats. It's like it's Christmas or something.
    You keep dreaming and living in your ultra leftist fantasyland. Texas will always be a red republican state. They have been parroting that so called long term trend for the past decade and a half and it hasn't come true. Hispanics in Texas tend to be more religious and conservative that Hispanics in other parts of the U.S. but you are too dumb to understand that proven fact because you live in an ultra leftist fantasyland. States like Alaska, Wyoming, Kansas, and South Carolina have a better chance of turning blue than Texas.