Religious Right Anger At Obama For Signing LGBT Non-Discrimination Order Reaches New Extremes

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Posted on 21 July, 2014

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Posted on 21 July, 2014

‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ will be less campy than ‘Coven’ says FX chief | EW.com

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Posted on 21 July, 2014
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Posted on 21 July, 2014
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Posted on 21 July, 2014
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Hawaii (2013)
That was such a great film!

jimmyjamies:

Hawaii (2013)

That was such a great film!

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Posted on 21 July, 2014
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Posted on 21 July, 2014
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Malaysian Plane Crash: Morning Joe’s Joe Scarborough Gets Caught Telling Huge Lie About Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan was a failed actor, failed president, and traitor to his country. His dead. Move on!

During Monday’s broadcast of Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough had to be corrected by co-host Mika Brzezinski after Scarborough had claimed former President Ronald Reagan immediately canceled a vacation and flew back to Washington after a Korean airliner was shot down by the Soviet Union in 1983. The claim by Scarborough came during a discussion about President Obama and his administration’s adherence to a daily schedule in the face of crises. Mika brought up a New York Times article by Michael Shear as a discussion point. She also added to the conversation by bringing up the recent comparisons that conservatives have made between Obama and their idol Reagan.

Here’s the segment (video), courtesy of MSNBC.

After Mika had brought up the comparisons being made between Obama and Reagan, she pointed out that President Reagan waited four days to go back to Washington and address the nation on the Korean airliner incident. He was on a 25-day vacation at his ranch in California and did not want to leave. After allowing an aide of his to respond the day of the incident, the President did make a short statement later on. However, he did not make his “strong statements” regarding the Soviets until four days after the plane was shot down. Conservatives have tried to make it appear that Reagan dropped everything and made addressing the nation his first priority.

Below is the relevant exchange between Mika and Joe where Joe refutes Mika’s statements regarding the timeline for Reagan.

BRZEZINSKI: At the same time there’s these parallels being made to Ronald Reagan and how he responded to the Korean airliner. It took him four days to go back and make the strong statements that he made, just for some perspective.

SCARBOROUGH: He immediately canceled his vacation.

BRZEZINSKI: No, he didn’t, actually.

SCARBOROUGH: Yes, he actually did.

BRZEZINSKI: No, he didn’t immediately cancel it.

SCARBOROUGH: Yes, he did. He immediately canceled it. He immediately went back to the White House. He immediately canceled fund-raising events and campaign events. Yes, he did. You can go back and look. Ronald Reagan didn’t keep campaigning. He stopped when the Korean airliner went down.

Eventually, Mika just gave up as she could tell Joe wasn’t going to be swayed from his wrongly-held notion that St. Ronnie hopped on Air Force One as soon as he heard the news about the plane being shot down and went into full-on crisis management mode. After tossing out a little more Reagan-worship, Scarborough proceeded to rip the Obama Administration for engaging in “bad theater,” suggesting that President Obama is more interested in drinking beer, shooting pool and eating cheeseburgers than dealing with issues like the border crisis or the situation in Gaza.

After the segment was over, Scarborough had to feast on a good helping of crow. On Twitter, Scarborough sent the following tweet admitting he was wrong over his statements on Reagan.

It is possible that a producer told Scarborough right after the segment that he was dead wrong and he should really recant. Or perhaps Joe was truthful when he said it was the reaction he saw on Twitter to his comments that caused him to apologize. Either way, while he did make a correction via Twitter, it doesn’t stop the fact that he spewed terrible disinformation on the air in an effort to portray the current president in a terrible light. The worst part is that almost immediately after conservatives started their little meme about Reagan’s reaction to the Korean airliner, fact-checkers pointed out that Reagan waited four days before addressing the nation. Scarborough should have known that and quite possibly did.

The fact is, the President first mentioned the Malaysian plane crash the day it happened. The following day, after US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power spoke to the United Nations Security Council, President Obama then addressed the nation about the incident and provided the facts as they were known at the time. Therefore, the President made comments about the airliner the day of the incident and then made a full address to the nation the following day. However, this isn’t as good of a response as Reagan’s was to a similar incident, where he insisted on staying on vacation and only addressed the nation four days later.

According to conservative logic, a Republican president’s response to an incident is deemed ‘immediate’ and ‘strong’ if he stays on vacation and then waits a few days before doing anything. However, a Democratic president’s response is ‘weak’ and ‘delayed’ and ‘insufficient’ if he mentions the event right away and then makes a full address the next day. Got it.

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WATCH: Obama Signs LGBT Exec. Order

'America's federal contracts should not subsidize discrimination against the American people,' said the president before amending two executive orders to protect LGBT employees.

President Barack Obama made good on a 2008 campaign promise today when he signed two executive orders that will protect many LGBT people from discrimination in the workplace. 

By adding the words “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to two existing executive orders, the president made it illegal for companies that contract with the federal government to fire, decline to promote, or refuse to hire someone simply because they are LGBT. The order, which takes effect immediately, will protect an estimated 20 percent of American workers. 

In his remarks before signing the orders this morning, the president acknowledged that it “doesn’t make much sense” that American workers can lose their job “because of who they are — lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender.”

"That’s wrong," Obama continued. "We’re here to do what we can to make it right — to bend that arc of justice just a little bit in a better direction."

Obama’s changes added the words “sexual orientation, gender identity” to the list of characteristics which may not be discriminated against, including sex and national origin, in executive orders 11246 — which prohibits discrimination by federal contractors — and executive order 11478, which prohibits discrimination by the federal government in its employment of civilians.

Explaining the impact of the orders, the president noted that “the federal government already prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Once I sign this order, the same will be explicitly true for gender identity.”

The amendments to E.O. 11246, Obama explained, will “prohibit all companies that receive a contract from the federal government from discriminating against their LGBT employees.”  

"America’s federal contracts should not subsidize discrimination against the American people," added the president. 

LGBT groups nationwide applauded today’s action, particularly lauding the fact that neither order included a religious exemption, which advocates were concerned would allow religiously affiliated groups and individuals to ignore federal law, and which religious and right-wing groups had been lobbying the White House in recent weeks to include. 

The Human Rights Campaign sent out a press release explaining the importance of the White House’s decision to narrowly amend an existing order, rather than creating an entirely new executive order, which could be overturned by another president. 

"In the part that applies to federal contractors, the Obama administration declined to create a separate carve-out or standard for LGBT employees," explained the HRC in an email to its supporters Monday morning. "Instead, the President elected to narrowly amend Executive Order 11246, first signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965 — placing sexual orientation and gender identity on equal footing with race, color, religion, sex and national origin, and thus making these protections virtually politically impossible for a future administration to undo."

Other groups noted the historic nature of today’s actions.

"For the first time in our nation’s history, all hardworking LGBT employees of the federal government and federal contractors are protected from discrimination," said Rebecca Issacs, executive director of the Equality Federation. "Because of these historic executive orders, LGBT workers will be judged on their qualifications, experience, and performance — nothing more, and nothing less."

"This is one of the most important actions ever taken by a president to eradicate LGBT discrimination from America’s workplaces," said the American Civil Liberties Union executive director Anthony D. Romero. "By signing this order, President Obama is building on a bipartisan tradition, dating back over 70 years, of barring discrimination without exception when taxpayer dollars are involved. While there remains much work still to do to achieve the goal of full civil rights protections for LGBT people, we must take time to celebrate the landmarks along the way, and this is a huge win."

Both the president and numerous LGBT groups also took today’s action as an opportunity to call on Congress to pass the long-languishing Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would extend the same kind of protections enacted today to workers at companies with more than 15 employees nationwide. 

Noting that just 18 states have enacted legislation protecting LGBT workers from employment discrimination, Obama turned his attention to ENDA. 

"Now, Congress has spent 40 years — four decades — considering legislation that would help solve the problem," said the president. "That’s a long time. And yet they still haven’t gotten it done. … But I’m going to do what I can, with the authority I have, to act. The rest of you, of course, need to keep putting pressure on Congress to pass federal legislation that resolves this problem once and for all."

At that point, an audience member shouted “Amen,” which the president then repeated twice. 

The Advocate

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Posted on 21 July, 2014

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Posted on 20 July, 2014
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Posted on 20 July, 2014
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Posted on 20 July, 2014

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Posted on 20 July, 2014

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Posted on 19 July, 2014
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