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Texas Republican official: Founding fathers would never allow ‘sodomites’ to marry

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Texas Republicans are unrepentant after a prominent member of their caucus referred to same-sex couples as “sodomites” and said that the nation’s founders would be appalled that they are being allowed to marry.

According to Houston’s KHOU, Conservative Republicans of Texas president Dr. Steve Hotze made the bigoted remarks in a press release supporting Harris County Republican Party Chairman Jared Woodfill, who is running for re-election.

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“Our Founding Fathers would be furious to find out that the Constitution was being interpreted to allow sodomites to marry,” wrote Hotze in a Republican Party fundraising letter.

When asked by KHOU about his remarks, Hotze refused to back down.

“I don’t know how I could be any clearer,” Hotze said. “This whole issue is about judicial liberal activism that is trying to redefine marriage.”

Hotze was responding to federal District Court Judge Orlando Garcia’s ruling that the state of Texas’ ban on same-sex marriages in unconstitutional and needlessly “demeaning” to the state’s LGBT citizens.

Woodfill himself declined to directly address Hotze’s remarks, saying instead, “The terminology I want attached is this judge has been a liberal activist and he has violated the law of this state.”

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In Tuesday’s primaries, Woodfill is facing a challenger from within the party.

The incumbent party chair is the lead actor in a lawsuit against Houston’s Mayor Annise Parker in which Republicans are trying to block benefits to the partners of LGBT city employees. Parker instituted the benefits earlier this year, which those on the right say is a step too far.

“Republicans say these actions together are a form of institutional anarchy and if unchecked, will devour the freedom of many to advance the narrow interests of a few,” said Woodfill in a press release.

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‘Trump is too stupid to realize he may get to his most feared number on COVID-19 deaths’: Keith Olbermann

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Host and progressive paragon Keith Olbermann has been issuing "worst person in the world" videos in which he makes a new case each week that President Donald Trump is the worst person and why.

He began by citing that COVID-19 is continuing to surge, with the astounding number of just over a 30 percent increase in the past two weeks. In Texas, hospitalizations are up 35 percent in as many weeks. Even the first lady can't get over her symptoms of the virus

"We could be just a month -- perhaps just days -- away from the exact same nightmarish, healthcare scenes and draconian closures and even lockdowns that snuck up on the proactively stupid, the psychotically self-absorbed, and the criminally negligent murders -- you know, on Donald Trump," he explained.

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Trump mask-shames CBS reporter Lesley Stahl — and ominously warns ‘much more to come’

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President Donald Trump has spent months belittling people for wearing masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

His anti-mask attitude reportedly resulted in White House and campaign staff not wearing masks so as to avoid angering their boss.

And Trump has repeatedly attacked Joe Biden for wearing facial coverings -- even after the president was hospitalized for COVID-19.

But on Tuesday, Trump dramatically shifted his position and mask-shamed CBS "60 Minutes" reporter Lesley Stahl, posting video of her not wearing a mask while Trump was.

Trump included video of their interview in his tweet:

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Donald Trump Jr.: Biden already had a chance to ‘fix’ racism because Obama is Black

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Donald Trump Jr. on Tuesday argued that former Vice President Joe Biden should have solved racial tensions when there was an African-American president.

At a campaign event in Pennsylvania, the president's son responded after a member of the audience called Biden a "racist."

"Well, he is," Trump agreed. "He was best friends with every segregationist ever to walk the halls of Congress."

"But he's going to fix those issues now, right?" he added sarcastically. "Now he's going to fix racial tensions in America. Why did you wait 47 years, Joe? You know, if you really cared, if you thought it was something you were going to campaign on, maybe you would have utilized, I don't know, your 38 years in the United States Senate."

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