While everyone is running around chasing whatever deflective bullshit Petulant Trump has pitched into the public domain today, he and his team of haters and fear mongers is sneaking another poison pill into America’s morning joe …
These people are nothing more than the deplorable, despicable and hate filled demagogues that they spend so much time decrying … this hatred and is NOT what America stands for, never has been, never should be.
Considering all the times that Trump stood on stages around America last year lying and bragging about how he, and he alone, will ‘be there’ for the LGBTQ community, this does seem like and enormous ‘fuck you’ to every thinking American. But then, so much of what we are now seeing from this grifter does. And Jeff Session and the rest of the GOP are more than happy to accommodate this latest exercise in bigotry and hatred. And the worst part of it all is how these lying pricks keep tossing quotes from The Bible around to justify their small mindedness and hatred. As if any of them have ever even read any of it. Sickening.
Trump Reportedly Will Issue ‘License to Discriminate’ Order Thursday
Donald Trump’s long-rumored “religious liberty” executive order, allowing a broad license to discriminate against LGBT people and others, is coming Thursday, Politico reports.
Several leaders of the religious right have been invited to the White House that day, which is the National Day of Prayer, and they expect the president to unveil the order then, according to Politico. “Two senior administration officials confirmed the plan, though one cautioned that it hasn’t yet been finalized, and noted that lawyers are currently reviewing and fine-tuning the draft language,” the site reports.
A draft of the order was obtained by The Nation in February. “The draft order seeks to create wholesale exemptions [from antidiscrimination laws] for people and organizations who claim religious or moral objections to same-sex marriage, premarital sex, abortion, and trans identity, and it seeks to curtail women’s access to contraception and abortion through the Affordable Care Act,” the progressive magazine reported at the time.
It also “construes religious organizations so broadly that it covers ‘any organization, including closely held for-profit corporations,’ and protects ‘religious freedom” in every walk of life: ‘when providing social services, education, or healthcare; earning a living, seeking a job, or employing others; receiving government grants or contracts; or otherwise participating in the marketplace, the public square, or interfacing with Federal, State or local governments,’” The Nation noted in February.
Trump administration officials have been cagey about the existence of the order, but religious right activist Ken Blackwell, who was a member of Trump’s transition team, has said such an order is definitely coming. Far-right leaders such as Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage have pushed for such a measure.
If the language of the original draft is retained, the order would be similar to the First Amendment Defense Act, which is pending in Congress — and would be a shortcut to writing such discrimination into law.
The American Civil Liberties Union quickly issued a press release saying it will see Trump in court. “The ACLU fights every day to defend religious freedom, but religious freedom does not mean the right to discriminate against or harm others,” said deputy legal director Louise Melling. “If President Trump signs an executive order that attempts to provide a license to discriminate against women or LGBT people, we will see him in court.”
GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis denounced the plan as well. “If this possible executive order is similar to February’s draft, it would do nothing except give a national license to discriminate, and endanger LGBTQ people and their families,” she said in an emailed statement. “President Trump is trying to create an America where my children could be turned away if a pediatrician doesn’t accept my wife and I. Nothing could be more un-American.”
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