Tag: Republican

Ben Carson: 'Michael Brown was a bad actor'

Dr. Ben Carson recently discussed his feelings on the killing of Michael Brown and his thoughts about the Black Lives Matter movement, but his opinions have seemed contradictory. During a visit to the St. Louis area earlier this month, just miles outside of Ferguson, Carson told CBS News he thinks…

Trump Immigration Stance Sets GOP Tone

Donald Trump is very serious about his stance on illegal immigration, and fellow candidates, who as recently as last week continued to mock his run for the presidency, now seem to be joining his extreme positions, including calling to revoke automatic citizenship for children born in the United States to…

Trump Adviser Fired Following Discovery of Racist Facebook Posts

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has been consistently linked to racially-charged comments from Trump himself and those closest to him. Now, this past weekend, Sam Nunberg, a former communications adviser to the Trump campaign, was fired after a string of racist Facebook posts were found on his profile. Campaign manager Corey…

Yet Another Public Anti-LGBT Figure Caught on Grindr

Just several weeks ago, anti-LGBT Republican Randy Boehning found himself outed as a frequent Grindr user. Now, Reverend Matthew Makela has resigned from his position after being caught in the same scandal. Makela, a married father of five, served as a pastor at St. John’s Lutheran Church and School for…

Conservatives Push Gay Bashing vs. Corporate America

Apparently, bullying doesn’t stop after grade school. At least that’s how the Christian conservatives see it. Evangelicals believe big businesses are bullying them into supporting what republican presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz refers to as “an aggressive gay marriage agenda.” He also called it “unfortunate that large companies today are…

Mark Halperin: Racism Now Extended to Political Interviews

Political candidates for the 2016 presidential election are no longer the only ones making headlines now, they are joined by the ones interviewing them. An interview that occurred on April 30 has only now received media attention after an opinion piece, written by Hispanic journalist Ruben Navarrette, was featured in…

Republican Aide (and First Daughters Critic) Resigns

By Julissa Catalan On Monday, Elizabeth Lauten, the Communications Director for U.S. Representative Steven Fincher (RTenn.), announced to NBC News that her resignation is currently “in the works,” following the major backlash she received for criticizing Malia and Sasha Obama’s appearance during the annual White House turkey pardon ceremony. The…

Lawmaker: Pedophilia, Bestiality Equal to Homosexuality

By Chris Hoenig The second-most powerful Republican in North Carolina’s legislature is comparing members of the LGBT community to pedophiles, voyeurs and people who are sexually aroused by feces. House Speaker Pro Tem Paul “Skip” Stam handed out flyers during a debate on the floor over discrimination based on sexual…