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Kansas Republican drops support for anti-LGBT bill after getting sharply shamed by his daughter

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A Kansas bill sponsored by Republican lawmakers would have labeled gay marriage “a parody” not recognized by the state.  A second bill would create “elevated marriage” for straight couples.

Now, one Republican lawmaker’s own daughter slammed him over the legislation.

The Wichita Eagle reports that Rep. Ron Highland’s adult daughter, Christel Highland, posted an open letter to him on Facebook denouncing her father for his “cruel actions.”

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“Your actions strike against what this country is meant to become,” Highland wrote. She quoted Charles Darwin to remind her father that he’s a scientist and a successful businessman—not a bigot working to further marginalize some of his most vulnerable constituents. “Shame on you,” she wrote.

In a statement published in the Manhattan Mercury, her dad apologized and said he regrets his support of the bill.

“The bill that I should not have signed on to cosponsor contained some hateful language which I do not condone, and it is against our Lord’s command to love our neighbors,” he wrote. “I have asked for my name to be removed from the bill. The process for doing so is in motion.”

Gay marriage was legalized in the state in 2015.

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GOP lawmakers melt down after Maryland AP history class teacher uses illustration to compare Trump to Nazis

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According to a report from the Washington Times, Maryland Republicans are up in arms after an AP history teacher at a local high school used a slide to illustrate similarities between Donald Trump's policies and those of the Nazis.

The report states, "A slide used in an Advanced Placement history class at Loch Raven High School in Towson shows a picture of Trump above pictures of a Nazi swastika and a flag of the Soviet Union. Two captions read 'wants to round up a group of people and build a giant wall' and 'oh, THAT is why it sounds so familiar!'"

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Stop praising anti-Trump evangelicals: Their embrace of authoritarianism is a big part of the problem

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At this critical moment for American democracy our media landscape is doing a poor job in its coverage of conservative white evangelicals. Coverage of this relatively large segment of the population is characterized by, on the one hand, effusive praise for the slightest milquetoast criticism of Donald Trump, and on the other, by a periodic parade of nearly interchangeable unfounded predictions about how evangelical youth are going to change America’s most radically right-wing demographic for the better—any day now. In the words of the great sage Bullwinkle J. Moose, “This time for sure!”

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Intel official who briefed lawmakers on latest Russian meddling targeted for ouster by Trump White House: CNN

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During a discussion on the war on the intelligence community being waged by the Donald Trump's White House, CNN host Victor Blackwell stated that sources speaking with the network stated that the intel official who briefed lawmakers for both parties on new efforts by Russia to meddle in U.S. elections could be on the way out.

Speaking with contributor Lynn Sweet, Blackwell asked about the so-called "purge" being conducted by the White House.

"It sends the signal once again that President Trump is not a respecter of the United States intelligence services with the bigger issue that a permanent director has not been in that office since last summer when Dan Coates was forced out," Sweet explained. "This is a key position, subject to Senate confirmation and Trump hasn't seen fit to have a permanent director for months now."

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