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Boyfriend recounts horrific anti-gay stabbing in Denver: ‘I just didn’t want him to die’

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A Denver man feared his boyfriend would bleed to death in the parking lot of a local 7-Eleven after a stabbing attack by a man shouting homophobic slurs, KDVR TV reports.

The couple were holding hands as they walked home from a nightclub. Only a few blocks from their home they were accosted by anti-LGBT slurs and were then slashed with a knife.

“We were simply holding hands when a white male yells ‘f*cken f****ts’ and comes running up behind and stabbed me in the neck & my boyfriend got stabbed in his hand and his back,” Christopher Huizar wrote on a Go Fund Me page. “We were just holding hands minding our business.”

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They ran from the assailant and collapsed in the parking lot of a local 7-Eleven store.

“I’m thinking, like, my boyfriend is going to die,” Huizar told KDVR.

His boyfriend, Gabriel Roman, was bleeding profusely from his hand.

“I just remember looking at him and telling him it’s going to be OK,” Huizar recounted.

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Denver Police have a suspect in custody and say the investigation is ongoing.

“It’s way deeper than just the physical damage,” Roman noted. “Of course, we’re relieved this guy is caught or whatever, but there’s still that fright, I guess you could say to, ‘who else is out there like that?'”

Graphic video of their injuries was posted on Facebook.

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“It’s not going to stop me from being who I am or showing affection to my significant other,” Roman told KDVR. “But I will definitely be more cautious.”

Huizar says they’ll never forget the attack.

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“Just seeing him in my arms bleeding,” Huizar, choking up, told 9 News. “I just didn’t want him to die.”

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‘A deeply disappointing moment’: Trump’s new national security adviser is ‘big fan’ of John Bolton

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President Donald Trump named Robert C. O’Brien as national security adviser on Wednesday even though his worldview is similar to that of former National Security Adviser John Bolton.

“I am pleased to announce that I will name Robert C. O’Brien, currently serving as the very successful Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs at the State Department, as our new National Security Advisor,” the president announced in a tweet.

O'Brien's appointment comes a week after the firing of Bolton, who was known to clash with Trump because of his hawkish foreign policy positions.

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Christian conservatives are giving Americans an ‘allergic reaction’ to religion: researchers

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The number of Americans identifying as atheists is increasing -- and recent social science research suggests that the Christian Right is playing a key role in making that happen.

As reported by Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight, new research has found that distaste for Trump-loving Christian conservatism has not just turned some Americans off from individual churches but from religion altogether.

"As recently as the early 1990s, less than 10 percent of Americans lacked a formal religious affiliation, and liberals weren’t all that much likelier to be nonreligious than the public overall," FiveThirtyEight notes. "Today, however, nearly one in four Americans are religiously unaffiliated. That includes almost 40 percent of liberals — up from 12 percent in 1990, according to the 2018 General Social Survey."

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Trump taps Mike Pompeo lieutenant as new national security adviser

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President Donald Trump has announced a new national security adviser.

The president abruptly fired John Bolton last week via tweet, and he tweeted out the announcement Wednesday morning of Robert O’Brien as a replacement.

"I am pleased to announce that I will name Robert C. O’Brien, currently serving as the very successful Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs at the State Department, as our new National Security Advisor," the president tweeted. "I have worked long & hard with Robert. He will do a great job!"

O'Brien has worked alongside Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who had been considered for a dual role leading the national security council.

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