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Tenn. man says he ‘serves the Lord’ with billboard calling gays an ‘abomination’

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A Tennessee man and some of this friends have used their own money to fund a billboard to condemn homosexuality as an “abomination.”

WSMV reported that Vietnam veteran Ronnie Monday of Portland, Tennessee had commissioned the billboard with the verse from Leviticus 18: “You shall not lie with a man as with a woman. It is an abomination.”

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Several chapters later, Leviticus also condemns LGBT people to death: “If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.”

That part of the biblical message was not included in Monday’s billboard.

“I just felt like something had to be done,” he told the station. “I hate to see America turn their back on God.”

Monday explained that President Barack Obama’s acceptance of same-sex marriage was “the last straw.”

“I thought God needs his voice out,” he insisted.

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Tennessee Equality Project Executive Director Chris Sanders acknowledged that Monday had a First Amendment right to put up the billboard, but questioned if the message was right for the community.

“We hate to see anything in a community that encourages that kind of divisiveness, picking on people,” Sanders said.

The billboard has already been up for four months, and Monday just renewed the contract through at February.

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“As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. And he says it’s wrong. And in my opinion, that’s what it is, it’s wrong,” Monday argued.

Watch the video below from WSMV, broadcast Sept. 16, 2014.

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‘Embarrassingly incompetent’: NAACP official scolds Kellyanne Conway who can’t explain Trump’s diss of MLK Day

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Sherrilyn Ifill, who serves as president of the NAACP Defense Fund, on Monday lashed out at presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway after she could not explain what President Donald Trump was doing to mark Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

"He's preparing for Davos," Conway said in a Monday morning interview, "and agrees with many of the things that Dr. Martin Luther King stood for and agreed with for many years, including unity."

"What an embarrassingly incompetent answer," Ifill later told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell. "There's is no answer that she can give that would be acceptable because he's doing nothing to commemorate MLK Day, and frankly, it would be hypocritical if he tried to do that."

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White nationalist speaker heckled for denying Holocaust at Virginia gun march: ‘You are literally a neo-Nazi’

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A white nationalist speaker who has been affiliated with neo-Nazi rhetoric was caught on video denying the Holocaust at a pro-Second Amendment march in Richmond, Virginia.

The remarks were made by former Proud Boy Jovanni Valle, who goes by the name Jovi Val. Video clips of Valle's speech were shared on Twitter by writer Robert Evans.

"You wear a swastika and walk down the street," a man can be heard telling Valle. "You took it off and now you are like, oh no. You are denying the existence of the Holocaust."

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Elijah Cummings’ widow reveals to The View that Trump’s ‘minions’ bombarded family with death threats: ‘It undermined his health’

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The widow of Rep. Elijah Cummings revealed to "The View" that President Donald Trump's attacks motivated his supporters to bombard their family with death threats.

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, who's running for her late husband's seat in Maryland, said she hoped to build on his legacy as a champion of civil rights and fight back against Republican attempts to limit access to voting.

"We felt like this was our zero moment as a nation, that we have to make sure that we're all on the battlefield fighting for our future, and so while it does not look good in terms of President Trump and the Republicans," she said. "What they're doing to try to take us back 100 years in this country, the fact of the matter is that people are rising up all across the country. They are saying that we will not be oppressed, you will not take our democracy away from us. We have hordes of women who are running to take office, we have young people who are standing up and speaking out."

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