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Michele Bachmann: Hate crime protection for LGBT people is ‘tyranny’ in ‘God’s form of government’

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Former U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) argued recently that the government was guilty of “tyranny” because of a law that enables the prosecution of hate crimes against LGBT people.

Last week, the Trinity Broadcasting Network aired part of conservative historian David Barton’s “Foundations of Freedom” DVD series, which included Bachmann’s thoughts on a 2009 hate crimes law that added sexual orientation as a protected class.

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“That’s what’s so brilliant about our form of government and God’s form of government, that we are equal before the law,” Bachmann explained in a video clip obtained by Right Wing Watch. “God’s says He’s not a respecter of persons, He’s not partial, so why should we, why should government be partial? … A creator God created us equal.”

“That is revolutionary!” she exclaimed. “It shows that when God made you, when God made me, when God made the viewers, we are so valuable to him that he lifted each one of us up before him, yet equal.”

Barton, however, argued that equal protections could not be extended to “groups” like LGBT people.

“It’s tyranny,” Bachmann agreed. “So when you’re part of a favored group, then you get special benefits that nobody else gets.”

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“That’s the very form of tyranny because when government supposedly gives something — government has nothing to give, they have to take it away from other people,” she added. “So when they give it to that certain group, that means, by definition, they’re taking it away from you.”

Watch the video below, uploaded by Right Wing Watch.

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CNN panel busts Trump for ‘grotesque’ lynching comment in effort to create chaos before key impeachment hearing

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Moments after Donald Trump fired off a tweet calling his impending impeachment a "lynching" a CNN panel hammered the president for making the horrific comparison -- but also pointed out that the president's use of the word was timed for a very specific reason.

Admitting a reluctance to read Trump's tweets on the air, "New Day" host Alisyn Camerota nonetheless, recited the president's tweet, reading, "So some day, if a Democrat becomes President and the Republicans win the House, even by a tiny margin, they can impeach the President, without due process or fairness or any legal rights,” Trump tweeted. “All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here – a lynching. But we will WIN!” with obvious disgust.

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‘We’ve got a queer running for president!’ Tennessee official bursts into a racist, anti-gay rant at council meeting

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On Monday in Sevier County, Tennessee, during a county commission meeting to discuss a pending vote to become a gun sanctuary city, Commissioner Warren Hurst exploded in a racist, homophobic tirade that stunned onlookers.

"It's time we wake up people, it's time, it's past time," said Hurst, in footage originally captured by WVLT News. "We got a queer running for president, if that ain't about as ugly as you can get. Look what we got running for president in the Democratic party. We can go over here to [Sevier County Sheriff] Hoss' jail and get better people out of there than those running for Democratic [sic] to be president of the United States."

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James Clyburn schools Trump over ‘lynching’ tweet: ‘I’m a product of the South — I know the history of that word’

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Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) on Tuesday schooled President Donald Trump for accusing House Democrats of "lynching" him through their impeachment inquiry.

After CNN host John Berman read Clyburn the president's tweet and asked him for his opinion, the congressman accused the president of being deliberately inflammatory in order to distract from his own actions.

"The president has also been pretty loose with his words, and this is another indication of that," he said. "I really believe this man is prone to inflammatory statements and that is one word no president ought to apply to himself."

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