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Catholic group makes its own ‘It Gets Better’ video — for homophobes

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A “patriotic” Catholic group released a video mimicking the It Gets Better LGBT campaign to cheer on religious conservatives fighting the legalization of same-sex marriage, Gawker reported.

“I know a lot of people who are gay,” one man says in the two-and-a-half-minute video. “I have friends who are gay; I don’t fear them, you know? They’re wonderful people. I love them. What I do feel insecure about is speaking from the heart, and being really open and honest about what I believe.”

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The video, “Not Alone,” shows various people “opening up” about their opposition to marriage equality. But instead of stating their position from the outset, the video begins by portraying them as being afraid to “come out” regarding their beliefs.

“I am a little bit nervous about people hearing that I am this way and thinking, ‘She’s not welcome here,'” one woman says.

As the It Gets Better campaign, which originated from a video by columnist Dan Savage, set out to encourage LGBT youth in the wake of several bullying-related suicides, the people seen in Catholic Vote’s video depict themselves as victims.

“‘Bigoted’ is a huge word that gets thrown around,” the man protests. “It’s just not true.” Another man complains, “You cannot have a society of hatred or a society of bigotry.”

While Savage has not responded to the video, Out Magazine skewered it, describing Catholic Vote as an “up-and-coming comedy group.”

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“Their new sketch, ‘Not Alone,’ is absolutely hilarious and has already garnered over 500,000 views on YouTube,” Hilton Dresden wrote. “Oh, what? The video isn’t a joke? They had us fooled.”

Catholic Vote describes itself on its website as “a community of patriotic Americans who believe our nation’s founding principles are good and true, and worth fighting for.”

Watch “Not Alone,” as posted online, below.

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Trump is terrified that Russian interference is ‘undercutting his legitimacy’: ex-DNI lawyer

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On Thursday's edition of CNN's "OutFront," Robert Litt, the former general counsel to the Director of National Intelligence, cut to the heart of President Donald Trump's fury over the ongoing reports Russia is planning to intervene to rig the presidential election in his favor.

"Why do you think he refuses to accept the intelligence, and now, by his behavior and this coincidence that is not a coincidence, seems to be having the same reaction again?" asked host Erin Burnett.

"Well, I don't want to go into psychoanalyzing the president, but it's pretty clear that he views the possibility that the Russians attempted to influence the election on his behalf is undercutting his legitimacy in some respect," said Litt. "He's working backwards from that conclusion to talk about the facts ... this has been a consistent pattern all along of denial of what the intelligence community is finding."

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WATCH LIVE: Donald Trump holds 2020 reelection rally in Colorado Springs

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Donald Trump was late to take the stage at a campaign rally in Colorado Springs after a bombshell report that Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin was one of the president's 2020 supporters.

Trump was scheduled to begin speaking at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time at the Broadmoor World Arena, which has a capacity of 8,000. Trump took the stage 25 minutes later.

The rally is seen as a thank you for Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), who voted to acquit the commander-in-chief following the Senate impeachment trial.

Garner is facing a tough re-election in 2020 in a state that has been trending Democratic.

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‘That’s a bombshell, that’s an earthquake’: NBC reporter sounds the alarm on Russia’s latest efforts for Trump

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The New York Times broke the story Thursday that Russia is supporting President Donald Trump and is already hacking the 2016 election to help his reelection.

It was something NBC reporter Ken Delanian called a "bombshell."

"It is the worst nightmare of many of my sources in the intelligence world," he said. "It's bad enough to learn that there is classified intelligence that Russia is interfering again and trying to elect Donald Trump. We should be careful about that because it is not clear what it means. Does it mean disinformation on social media, does it mean intercepts that suggest people in the Kremlin are discussing the campaign? That is bad enough, but then the notion that because a briefing of that information was delivered to a bipartisan group of lawmakers, that cost Joe Maguire the job? That is a bombshell."

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