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Florida lawmaker laughs when constituents ask if he can introduce a Bible-based bill to put gay people to death

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Florida Tea Party Republican state Representative Mike Hill thinks putting gay people to death because the Bible says to is funny.

At a local meeting last week of the Women for Responsible Legislation, held in the Pensacola City Hall, constituents asked Rep. Hill about a Democrat’s legislation to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination.

One constituent chimed in, saying, “In 1 Corinthians, it says that a man who has an affair with another man will be put to death.”

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Rep. Hill did not miss a beat.

“It says that in the Old Testament, too,” Hill noted, as an opinion piece in the Pensacola News Journal notes.

“Can you introduce legislation?” yet another constituent asked.

Rep. Hill joined attendees in laughter, as if killing gay people would be funny.

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“Introduce legislation?” Hill asked, chuckling. “I wonder how that would go over?” he added.

Just before that exercise in far right wing Christian love, Hill told attendees that being gay is a “choice,” and mocked those who note they are born that way.

“It’s a behavior, and it’s a choice,” Hill said, rejecting the idea that LGBT people should be a protected class. “You can say, ‘But I was born that way.’ OK, well, fine, but nobody’s forcing you to engage in that relationship, even if you were born that way.”

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Here’s a longer version of the audio, via Rick’s Blog:


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‘How Marie Antoinette’: Ivanka Trump ignites a wave of mockery with her latest out-of-touch tweet

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Over the weekend, Ivanka Trump tried to merge her interest in fashion with U.S. economic growth, tweeting about a new Louis Vuitton factory opening in Texas.

“President Trump and Bernard Arnault will open new Louis Vuitton factory in Texas next week! Thank you Mr. Arnault for honoring your Pledge to America’s Workers and investing in the USA!!” Ivanka wrote.

President Trump and Bernard Arnault will open new Louis Vuitton factory in Texas next week!

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Trump campaign manager calls impeachment ‘a seditious conspiracy’ against ‘the people’s president’ in bonkers tweet

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Trump 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale on Monday posted a completely bonkers tweet that falsely accused House Democrats of leading a "seditious conspiracy" to overthrow President Donald Trump.

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Democrats have crossed over the line of partisan politics and have undertaken a seditious conspiracy to overthrow the people’s president.

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Pompeo State Dept. homepage advocates ‘being a Christian leader’ — here’s why that’s more disturbing than it sounds

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The website of the U.S, Department of State currently features a photograph of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the words, “Being a Christian Leader.”

The link on the State Dept. homepage goes to a video and the text of Pompeo’s speech to the American Association of Christian Counselors in Nashville, Tennessee on October 11.

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