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  • Colorado Gay Nightclub Massacre Shows Democrats’ Hypocrisy

    11/24/2022 1:38:29 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 23, 2022 | Miranda Devine
    For three days after the Colorado gay nightclub massacre Democrats and their media allies smeared conservative opponents of drag queen groomer hour as “stochastic terrorists” who are to blame for the tragedy. Then, to their chagrin on Tuesday, the suspect’s lawyers filed court papers saying he identifies as nonbinary and uses the pronouns “they, them.” Suddenly their right-wing homophobia narrative collapsed in a heap. Not that it caused them any self-reflection. They will just wait for the next opportunity to weaponize a tragedy. Of course, for all their emoting, they never had any genuine concern for the five Colorado victims,...
  • 58 Louisiana churches leave United Methodist Church amid schism over homosexuality

    11/23/2022 11:52:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 36 replies
    Christian Post ^ | November 14, 2022 | Michael Gryboski, Mainline Church Editor
    Fifty-eight congregations in Louisiana have officially disaffiliated from The United Methodist Church, as the second-largest mainline Protestant denomination in the United States continues to experience schism due to its ongoing debate over homosexuality. The UMC Louisiana Conference held a special session on Saturday, approving the votes of 58 congregations who decided by at least two-thirds vote to leave the UMC. The Rev. Todd Rossnagel, the director of communication strategies at the Louisiana Conference, told The Christian Post on Monday that the 58 churches came after nine other congregations had disaffiliation votes approved at the annual conference in June. Earlier this...
  • 106 Florida churches sue United Methodist Church over disaffiliation process

    11/23/2022 11:47:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | November 22, 2022 | Michael Gryboski, Mainline Church Editor
    Over 100 congregations in Florida have sued a regional body of The United Methodist Church, believing they are not being given fair terms for leaving the second-largest denomination in the United States amid its schism over homosexuality. A total of 106 congregations filed suit against the UMC Florida Annual Conference last Thursday in the Circuit Court for the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Bradford County, Civil Division. A specific issue in the lawsuit is how the departing congregations are required to pay the conference a "sum of money" to retain control of their church properties. The complaint alleges that...
  • 249 North Carolina churches leave UMC amid homosexuality schism

    11/23/2022 11:40:18 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | November 22, 2022 | Michael Gryboski, Mainline Church Editor
    Nearly one-third of the congregations belonging to a regional body of The United Methodist Church have left the mainline Protestant denomination amid its ongoing debate over homosexuality. At a special called session of the UMC North Carolina Conference Saturday, delegates voted 957-165 to approve the disaffiliation votes of 249 congregations seeking to leave the denomination. According to a statement from the North Carolina Conference, the number of departing congregations represented 32% of the regional body's member churches and about 22% of its membership. "The future is bright, especially because God has something to do with it," said North Carolina Bishop...
  • Tucker: This is a grotesque and filthy lie (re: Colorado nightclub shooting)

    11/23/2022 10:11:03 PM PST · by RandFan · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 23 | Tucker Carlson
    WARNING: Graphic footage: Fox News host Tucker Carlson reacts to NBC's coverage of the Colorado nightclub shooting on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight'.
  • 'I'm glad he's not gay:' Colorado club killer's porn star dad says his first concern was that his son was gay when he heard he massacred five people and injured 18

    11/23/2022 9:15:33 PM PST · by Morgana · 76 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | November 23, 2022 | Aneeta Bhole
    Porn star Aaron Brink said he was relieved to hear his son is 'not gay' after finding out the 22-year-old had been accused of slaughtering five people and injuring 18 others in a mass shooting at a gay club. A defense attorney had called Brink, who lives in Southern California, to tell him that Anderson Lee Aldrich was under arrest for the massacre at Club Q. 'They started telling me about the incident, a shooting involving multiple people,' Brink, who goes by the stage name Dick Delaware, told CBS 8. 'And then I go on to find out it's a...
  • MSNBC’s Reid: GOP Trying to Keep Thanksgiving ‘Simplistic Fairytale’ to Erase Genocide

    11/23/2022 6:35:26 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/23/2022 | Pam Key
    MSNBC’s Joy Reid said Wednesday on her show “The ReidOut” that she believed Republicans want to portray Thanksgiving as a “simplistic fairytale” to cover up for America being founded on “violence” and “genocide.” Reid said, “We begin tonight with Thanksgiving, the day we gather with friends and family to enjoy turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie. We throw on the game and catch up on our lives and discuss or quite possibly argue about religion and politics. For millions of Americans, it’s a day of cherished tradition. As Americans, we value those traditions.”
  • CNN Guest Declares America ‘Racist, Sexist, Homophobic, Islamophobic, Antisemitic’ Country After Club Q Shooting

    11/23/2022 5:15:56 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/23/2022 | Joshua Klein
    The United States is a “racist” and “sexist” country, according to a CNN guest who accused the nation of homophobia, Islamophobia, and antisemitism, while criticizing the country’s “free flowing of guns.” On Tuesday’s broadcast of “CNN Tonight,” Tom Verni, a former NYPD detective and police academy instructor, participated in a discussion surrounding the recent shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs that left five people dead and 25 injured.
  • ‘You’re inciting violence’: SF lawmaker spars with Marjorie Taylor Greene

    11/23/2022 4:44:05 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 19 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 20, 2022 | Alec Regimbal
    Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene called state Sen. Scott Wiener a "communist groomer" on Tuesday after the Bay Area lawmaker condemned the use of anti-LGTBQ hate speech in the wake of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub over the weekend, which left five people dead
  • Long Before the Club Q Shooting, Colorado Springs Held a Dark Place in LGBTQ History

    11/23/2022 1:34:39 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    TIME ^ | November 23, 2022 | BY SOLCYRE BURGA
    Long before the Nov. 19 shooting at an LGBTQ+ bar in Colorado Springs that killed five and injured at least 18, the city had a history as a flashpoint in American queer life. Located in the traditionally red El Paso County—home to three out of five military commands in the county, and a region former President Donald Trump won with 56.2% of the vote in 2016—Colorado Springs is home to many conservative evangelical groups including, notably, Focus on the Family. In the early 1990s, a time when gay rights were the subject of increasing restriction in many places across the...
  • CNN STUNNED SPEECHLESS When They Learn The Colorado Gay Bar Mass Shooter Is Non-Binary

    11/23/2022 2:22:09 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 63 replies
    You Tube ^ | 11/23/22 | Black Conservative Perspective
  • The left gets it wrong. Again

    11/23/2022 8:23:25 AM PST · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-23-22 | DrJohn
    I try not to jump on stories the foundations of which I am uncertain, but the left has no such constraints. So consumed with hate, the left-wing media seized upon the tragic shooting in Club Q in Colorado Springs and it could not resist blaming anyone and everyone on the right. NBC reporter Brandy Zadronzy blamed "Q Anon."“The LGBT community has always been a subject of hatred for a certain brand of fringe kind of person, right? But something happened in March and April of this year,” Zadronzy told MSNBC host Chris Jansing. “In March and April of this year,...
  • Colorado gay club shooter is NON-BINARY and uses they/ them pronouns, lawyer says - as it's revealed estranged father is MMA fighter and PORN STAR named 'Dick Delaware'

    11/23/2022 7:32:25 AM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 53 replies
    Colorado gay club shooter Anderson Lee Aldrich previously changed their name and now identifies as non-binary, using they/them pronouns. Aldrich, 22, is suspected of murdering five people and injuring others at Club Q on Saturday - meanwhile, it was revealed that their dad is a porn star who goes by the name 'Dick Delaware.' The suspect's original name is Nicholas Franklin Brink. They changed it to Anderson Lee Aldrich in 2016 in a petition signed by their mother, biological grandmother and step-grandfather. In a court filing, Aldrich's public defenders said that their client is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns, referring...
  • Colorado mass shooting suspect is 'non-binary,' uses 'they/them' pronouns, attorneys say 'For the purposes of all formal filings, will be addressed as Mx. Aldrich'

    11/23/2022 7:20:24 AM PST · by rktman · 49 replies ^ | 11/23/2022 0555 hrs est | MICAELA BURROW
    The shooter who is suspected of gunning down five people at a Colorado Springs LGBTQ nightclub Saturday identifies as “non-binary” and uses “they/them” pronouns, attorneys said Tuesday according to a court filing obtained by The New York Times. Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, faces several informal charges of murder and hate crimes after he allegedly stormed a nightclub, spraying bullets into the crowd before two club patrons confronted him and wrenched the firearm away, the NYT reported. The revelation that the suspect identifies as “non-binary,” one of several categories contained under the LGBTQ+ umbrella, comes amid popular narratives that animosity toward...
  • Colorado mass shooting: Liberal media blame Republicans for tragedy over LGBTQ rhetoric

    11/23/2022 7:01:33 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/23/2022 | Nikolas Lanum
    Numerous liberal journalists and pundits appeared to blame Republicans, including Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Rep. Lauren Boebert, Colo., for Saturday’s tragic mass shooting in Colorado. Just after midnight, a gunman entered Club Q, an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, and immediately opened fire on the crowd. At least five people were killed, and another 25 injured. Several patrons inside the club confronted the gunmen and were able to subdue him before he continued his rampage. The suspect faces five counts of first-degree murder and five counts of a bias-motivated crime. Investigators as of Tuesday are still seeking a motive,...
  • I’m a Pulse survivor. Rightwing anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric made the Club Q massacre inevitable

    11/23/2022 6:31:33 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 82 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wed 23 Nov 2022 | Brandon Wolf
    Brandon Wolf was at the Orlando club when a gunman opened fire. His community knew another tragedy was coming
  • After the Colorado Springs attack, LGBTQ people are furious at the rhetoric targeting them

    11/23/2022 6:28:59 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    NBC News / Comcast ^ | November 22, 2022 | By Jo Yurcaba (D-NBC)
    Elizabeth Pixie is angry. She’s angry that her friend Daniel Aston died in a shooting at Club Q. She’s angry that she had to move to Colorado from Texas because she felt unsafe as a trans woman there. And she’s angry with people who have spread anti-LGBTQ rhetoric online — some for years — leading up to the shooting. “They can call it religion, they can call it politics, they can call it saving people,” Pixie, who lives in Colorado Springs, said. “Whatever fluff or s--- they want to sprinkle on it, they can do that, but at the end...
  • Right-wing influencers and media double down on anti-LGBTQ rhetoric in wake of Colorado shooting

    11/23/2022 6:18:53 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    NBC News / Comcast ^ | November 23, 2022 | By Ben Goggin and Kat Tenbarge
    Tucker Carlson was among the conservative media figures that continued attacking LGBTQ people in the wake of the Club Q shooting. Some right-wing media figures and influencers have doubled down on the use of inflammatory rhetoric against the LGBTQ community in the wake of Saturday night’s shooting at a Colorado gay club that killed five. The rhetoric mirrors what LGBTQ advocates have warned about for months, most notably false claims that children are being sexualized or “groomed” by LGBTQ people and events. The Colorado shooter’s motive is unknown, but the primary suspect Anderson Lee Aldrich is facing five counts of...
  • Colorado club shooting suspect is non-binary attorney says

    11/22/2022 7:20:07 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 126 replies
    Axios ^ | Rebecca Falconer
    The public defenders for the suspect in the mass shooting at a lgbtq nightclub is non-binary according to the attorneys
  • Defense: Colorado gay club shooting suspect is nonbinary

    11/23/2022 5:11:51 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 70 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | November 23, 2022 | By THOMAS PEIPERT, JESSE BEDAYN and BRITTANY PETERSON
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is nonbinary, the suspect’s defense team says in court filings. In several standard motions filed on behalf of Anderson Lee Aldrich on Tuesday, public defenders refer to the suspect as “Mx. Aldrich,” noting in footnotes that Aldrich, 22, is nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns. The motions deal with issues like unsealing documents and evidence gathering, not Aldrich’s identity and there was no elaboration about it.