Wednesday, June 21, 2017
The Conservative party, in an attempt to claw back after their failed bid to win a bigger majority in the UK election, has agreed to work with the homophobic DUP from Northern Ireland.
The Queen’s Speech centered around securing Brexit and bringing in replacement laws needed for EU exit.
But it did include a part that appears to be a direct comment on the Conservatives working with the controversial Northern Ireland party.
The Queen said: ‘My government will make further progress to tackle the gender pay gap and discrimination against people on the basis of their race, faith, gender, disability or sexual orientation.’
This is one of the very few times the British monarch has made reference to the LGBT community in public.
The DUP has blocked same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland multiple times, as well as being against abortion, gay and bi men donating blood, and gay and bi women having access to surrogacy and IVF treatment.
A President Donald Trump state visit is not in the speech, even though the visit by the Spanish monarchy was on the cards. The fact it is left out makes it far less likely the visit will go ahead.
Trump reportedly told Prime Minister Theresa May in a call he did not want to go ahead with the trip if it was likely to cause widespread protests.
Jay Sekulow is charged with advising the President while there is an investigation into possible collusion with members from his 2016 campaign and the Russian government.
The frequent commentator on Fox News and the Christian Broadcasting Network, he is also the head of Christian legal group American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).
The ACLJ, which has branches around the world, has a group called the Slavic Center for Law and Justice (SCLJ) in Moscow.
Tax filings show the ACLJ provided more than $1.5 million in funding to its Russia affiliate from 2011 to 2015, the most recent years with available data, according to the Daily Beast.
SCLJ co-chair Anatoly Pchelintsev told Voice of America in 2012 ‘homosexual propaganda’ exists in ”both direct and hidden forms,’ and legislation to bar it would be good, as the Human Rights Campaign has said.
He also praised the passage of a regional law banning the so-called propaganda.
Sekulow also once said legalizing homosexuality in the US would have terrible consequences.
Sekulow started his career as a lawyer for Pat Robertson and also for Jerry Falwell.
He is a radicalized Christian terrorist with a lifetime of legal opposition to LGBT equality.
He said in 2003: ‘By providing constitutional protection to same-sex sodomy, the Supreme Court strikes a damaging blow for the traditional family that will only intensify the legal battle to protect marriage and the traditional family.’
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
As international attention narrows on the alleged persecution, torture and killing of homosexual men in Chechnya, VICE News Tonight reports from the conservative Muslim republic - meeting Kheda Saratova, a human rights adviser to the Kadyrov regime, and touring the prison allegedly used to detain and abuse the accused.
Monday, June 19, 2017
Special note, this final scene, episode 428, was a continuous one take and the actress who plays Aaron's mother Chas (Lucy Pargeter) purposely was left in the dark as to what Aaron was going to say to her, what you see is her real time reaction but what is even more amazing is Danny Millers multi-award winning performance.
If this scene doesn't move you, then you might as well pull the dirt over yourself, because your already dead on the inside.
This is why UK soaps are far superior to the crap made in the US.