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Houston Baptist University president compares gay people to alcoholics and arsonists

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Houston Baptist University president Robert B. Sloan, Jr. said last Friday that same-sex marriage was not a civil rights issue because being gay was like being an alcoholic.

The head of the Christian college in Texas was asked about the issue during a “Faith in the Public Square” event with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and WORLD Magazine chief editor Marvin Olasky.

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“Ethnicity, skin color, is not the same thing as behavior,” Sloan remarked. “Same-sex behavior — behavior is different. This is the kind of thing that people make very superficial sort of assumptions about and part of the assumption there is that sexual preferences are just as given as skin color or ethnicity. It is simply not the case.”

Being a person who identified as gay or lesbian was more like being an alcoholic or an arsonists, he claimed.

“All of us as human beings may have proclivities and tendencies,” Sloan continued. “You may have a certain genetic tendency towards alcoholism, maybe one person can endure more alcohol consumption than someone else, we all have different tendencies. But fundamentally, we are talking about a behavior. If I have a tendency towards arson or theft, then I have to fight that temptation more, but again, the difference is between a given of nature and a certain kind of behavior.”

“Even though you have a proclivity towards a certain kind of behavior, as Christians we are trying to say that, look, a man and a woman ought to enter into marriage, they ought to have a covenant together, they ought to make a marital commitment, they ought to keep that promise, and that sexual experience is a great gift and joy and pleasure and responsibility given by God that can be celebrated, and should be celebrated within the confines of marriage, and anything else is actually a denigration of this very great gift of God.”

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WATCH: Woman screams at Hispanic family for playing ‘Mexican’ music in the park

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A white woman this week was caught on camera screaming at a Hispanic family in a park because they were not playing "American music."

In the video, the woman can be seen confronting the family and chiding them for playing what she described as "Mexican" music during their outing in the park.

One of the men in the park objected to her tirade and informed her that "we're not Mexican."

"You are so f*cking disrespectful!" she yelled. "F*ck all this! F*ck this music, it sucks! You're in America!"

"We have as much right to be in America as you do!" the man replied.

"Then play American music!" she screamed back at them, as a man who had come to the park with her tried to pull her away. "Play American music!"

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WATCH: Staten Island grocery shoppers drive out woman who refuses to wear a mask in the store

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A group of angry shoppers at a Staten Island ShopRite were captured on video driving out a woman in the store who refused to wear a face mask.

The 20-second video clip shows masked shoppers swarming around a shopper who is pushing her cart around without any kind of face covering.

"Get out!" one of the shoppers yells at the woman.

"Get the f*ck out of here!" yells another.

While the woman is initially defiant, she eventually relents to peer pressure and leaves the store.

Staten Island has been hard hit by COVID-19 and has recorded more than 13,000 coronavirus infections and nearly 1,000 deaths from the disease.

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‘It’s always Republicans’: Conservative bashes his own party’s hostility to democracy

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Conservative David Frum blamed the Republican Party for undermining U.S. democratic institutions.

The former speechwriter for George W. Bush told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that President Donald Trump's hardcore base was hostile to democracy, and both they and the president pose a real threat to constitutional law even if he loses in November.

"I think he'll issue a spate of pardons to his intimates, relatives and to himself," Frum warned, if Trump loses the election. "We've never had to test the question, whether a president can pardon himself. I imagine, I expect that we will be testing that question."

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