LGBTQ groups slam confirmation of Brownback as religious freedom ambassador

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    Jan 27, 2018 7:23 AM GMT
    Motivation? Revenge? Mental Illness? Weapon-convert or seek death? Sharia Law subverting US constitution?

    The extreme right wing nut jobs are extremely on the war path in ameriKKKa 2018 after the Nazi party took over, these fake terrorists will set ameriKLAN backwards 50-100 years icon_eek.gif

    Who of course broke the tie? Closeted homosexual homophobe, fake jew and demon summoner, VP Pence icon_rolleyes.gif



    https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/lgbtq-groups-slam-confirmation-brownback-religious-freedom-ambassador-n841481


    The confirmation this week of Sam Brownback as the U.S. ambassador for international religious freedom quickly drew criticism from Senate Democrats — none of whom voted to confirm him — and LGBTQ advocacy groups who criticized his past record of opposing gay rights.

    Brownback, a Republican, said Thursday that he would resign next week as the governor of Kansas, where he was a favorite of Christian conservatives for his opposition to same-sex marriage and abortion but whose fiscal policies left him deeply unpopular

    In his new role, Brownback will lead the Office of International Religious Freedom, a section of the State Department responsible for “promoting religious freedom as a core objective of U.S. foreign policy.”

    The Senate vote on his confirmation Wednesday split along party lines, 49-49, requiring Vice President Mike Pence to break the tie.

    Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., said Wednesday that he was concerned that in his new role Brownback would focus solely on protecting Christian minorities.

    "I firmly believe that anyone seeking to represent the United States of America must actively champion the right of all people to worship freely and without fear," Menendez said.

    Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, a conservative evangelical organization, applauded Brownback's confirmation.

    "Innocent people around the world are imprisoned, tortured, and persecuted for their faith. Christians and religious minorities are suffering more persecution than at any time in history," Staver said in a statement. "Gov. Brownback has proven that he will fight for religious freedom and will do an excellent job defending this sacred freedom around the world."

    David Stacy, the government affairs director of the Human Rights Campaign, a national LGBTQ advocacy group, said his organization is “deeply disappointed” with Brownback’s confirmation.

    “For decades, Sam Brownback has attacked the LGBTQ community and worked to undermine fairness and equality,” Stacy said in a statement. “His extremist, anti-LGBTQ actions should disqualify him from representing the people of the United States

    In 2004, he was an original co-sponsor of a proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, calling it a “grave threat to our central social institution and a serious affront to the democratic rule in our nation.”

    Once elected governor of Kansas, Brownback revoked a 2007 executive order signed by his predecessor as governor, Kathleen Sebelius, that provided nondiscrimination protections to state employees on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

    Then in 2016, Brownback signed SB 175, a “religious freedom” law" that allowed university groups to exclude LGBTQ students. Under the law, student groups could claim that LGBTQ membership violated their religious convictions and still be entitled to receive university funds.


    In October 2017, while being questioned by Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., during a hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Brownback refused to provide a clear answer to Kaine’s repeated questions regarding whether there would be a “circumstance under which religious freedom can justify criminalizing, imprisoning or executing people based on their LGBT status.”


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    Jan 27, 2018 11:17 AM GMT
    This is the right wing figure who literally bankrupted the State of Kansas.
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    Jan 27, 2018 2:28 PM GMT
    Dorothy won't be coming back to Oz then?
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    Jan 27, 2018 6:40 PM GMT
    That man was a disaster for Kansas. it's a Win for that state that he's gone. At least his hands won't be on any purse strings anymore. The guy is just toxic.

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    Jan 27, 2018 9:11 PM GMT
    YVRguy saidThat man was a disaster for Kansas. it's a Win for that state that he's gone. At least his hands won't be on any purse strings anymore. The guy is just toxic.

    Thanks to that rabid right winger, Kansas is in an almost as dire financial crisis as Illinois. Both states are in very serious financial trouble.
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    Jan 27, 2018 11:55 PM GMT
    Let's ask someone who executes gays:

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    Jan 28, 2018 3:00 PM GMT
    YVRguy saidThat man was a disaster for Kansas. it's a Win for that state that he's gone. At least his hands won't be on any purse strings anymore. The guy is just toxic.

    The horribly sad fact of the matter is that another supply sider republican will take his place in the Governor's chair in Topeka. So Kansas will continue on its road towards insolvency.