A Mormon church in Salt Lake City, UT cut the mic of a twelve-year-old girl while she came out as a lesbian to her congregation, Crooks and Liars reports.
Savannah, a member of the church, was speaking before her congregation on Sunday about her believe that “God loves [her] just this way because … he loves all his creations,” when she was abruptly silenced by the church, according to video of the incident.
‘I believe I was made the way I am, all parts of me, by my heavenly parents,” Savannah said in the video. “They did not mess up when they gave me brown eyes, or when I was born bald. They did not mess up when they gave me freckles or when they made me to be gay.”
“God loves me just this way because I believe that he loves all his creations,” she continued. “I do believe he made me this way on purpose, no part of me is a mistake.”
Video of the incident shows members of the church speaking in hushed voices as she discussed this personal detail about her life. She later had her mic shut off.
”I was angry that they chose to hurt her for whatever reason they had,” Savannah’s mom Heather said. “My husband and I both were reluctant to let her share her testimony because of the potential rejection. She asked to do it in January, we finally agreed in May.
“She had worked so hard at perfecting it so that it would portray exactly how she felt,” Heather added. “We decided to let her do it because we thought it would be more harmful to silence her or give her reason to feel she is wrong in any way.”
Watch video of the incident below, via YouTube:
Jim Jordan childishly refuses to condemn Trump’s Ukraine call: ‘Democrats have been out to get the president’
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) on Sunday argued that President Donald Trump should not be impeached because he never completed his quid pro quo with Ukraine.
During an interview on CBS, host Margaret Brennan explained that Trump only released aid to Ukraine after a whistleblower came forward with allegations that he was trying to bribe the country's president to investigate political rival Joe Biden.
"Most important, the Ukrainians did nothing, as far as investigations go, to get the aid released," Jordan opined. "There was never this quid pro quo, that the Democrats all promise existed before President Trump released the phone call."
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Having let Johnson throw out several scenarios and try and spread the blame around, Todd, finally cut in to say, "You seem to blame this on everybody but the president. It was the president’s actions."
"You’re blaming everybody else for the reason we’re in this situation, other than the president," Todd continued. "Isn’t the president’s own behavior, which raised all of these yellow and red flags, isn’t is that why we’re here?”
I can ‘do anything I want, I’m a police officer’: Indiana cop fired after racially profiling black men in mall parking lot
A white police officer working for Lawrence Township in Indiana has been fired after he was filmed accosting two black men sitting in their car outside of a Nordstrom Rack and accusing them of being "suspicious."
According to WTHR, Lawrence Township Deputy Constable Daryl Jones approached cousins Aaron Blackwell and Durell Cunningham on the north side of Indianapolis but was filmed on a cellphone that eventually led to him losing his job.
The cousins stated that Jones racially profiled them and tried to run their car plates.