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Police say Conn. pastor’s shooting may be linked to his tolerance for gay community

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Authorities in Hartford, Connecticut said a local pastor might have been shot because he was not homophobic, Buzzfeed reported on Tuesday.

“Some language used in the incident — and given where it was, in front of a church known to be accepting of our LGBT community — it led us to have concern that this is a hate crime,” Deputy Police Chief Brian Foley said.

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The victim, 54-year-old Rev. Augustus Sealy, was shot three times on Sunday as he was placing flags outside the Hartford First Church of the Nazarene to commemorate Memorial Day. Sealy was reportedly also planning a special ceremony for the day marking his fifth anniversary heading up the church. An assistant, Rev. Elton Adams, said one of the gunshots broke Sealy’s femur.

Two of the bullets hit Sealy’s leg, while the third one hit his shoulder. WVIT-TV reported that Sealy was listed in serious but stable condition.

“He hasn’t lost any hope,” Sealy’s wife, Sharon, said. “You know, this is something that happened that was really terrible and shouldn’t have happened and we’ve already prayed for that person who actually committed the crime.”

According to Buzzfeed, the Church of the Nazarene’s doctrine states that while it still defines homosexuality as “sinful,” that “every man or woman should be treated with dignity, grace, and holy love, whatever their sexual orientation.”

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“We don’t like the [gay] lifestyle, but we like the people — the individuals,” Adams said of the First Church’s philosophy. “I think we are tolerant of the people. We are very caring of other people.”

Watch WVIT’s report on the aftermath of the shooting, as aired on Monday, below.

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The hosts of "Fox & Friends" on Thursday appeared disappointed when legal analyst Andrew Napolitano gave them unfortunate news about the White House's latest objections to House Democrats' impeachment inquiry.

Specifically, Napolitano addressed the letter sent to Congress by White House counsel Pat Cipollone, which claimed that the executive branch did not have to comply with any subpoenas of documents until the House formally voted to open an impeachment inquiry.

"The Republicans changed the rules when John Boehner was the Speaker of the House allowing each individual committee to issue subpoenas without a House-wide vote," he explained. "So those subpoenas are valid, and those people who resist them, ignore them, who put them in a drawer, do so at your peril."

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‘Take that down!’ Morning Joe demands producer yank ugly Trump tweet attacking Pelosi after meltdown meeting

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During a "Morning Joe" segment on Donald Trump's highly contentious meeting with House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, host Joe Scarborough grew so disgusted with a tweet the president aimed at the California Democrat that he demanded his producer pull it from view for viewers.

After sharing what he called a "now iconic" photo of Pelosi confronting the president in the meeting and pointing out that people on Trump's side of the table were uniformly hanging their heads in shame, the show then shared Trump's Twitter interpretation of the meeting which included an ugly smear of Pelosi.

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‘Just look at them hanging their heads in shame’: MSNBC’s Morning Joe calls out Trump team in Pelosi pic

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough pointed out how "ashamed" President Donald Trump's national security team looked as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called out his incompetence in Syria.

The California Democrat and Trump clashed during a White House meeting, where Pelosi said the president had a "meltdown" after congressional Republicans rebuked his Syria retreat -- and he then tweeted out an instantly iconic photo of the encounter.

"My gosh, if you think it couldn't get anymore unbelievable," said "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski. "The day culminated with this now iconic photo of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi standing among a roomful of men with her finger pointed at the president. It was tweeted by the president after a contentious White House meeting with congressional leaders discussing the situation in Syria."

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