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June is officially “LGBTQ Pride Month”, and the media, Hollywood, and big corporations are loud and proud about it. However, not everyone is celebrating. On Saturday, Rhode Island Bishop Thomas Tobin tweeted a warning to Catholics that the LGBTQ “Pride Month” “encourage activities that are contrary to Catholic faith and morals,” urging Catholics to avoid supporting such events.
On Thursday, a fiery explosion erupted from a Twitter exchange between liberal horror author Stephen King, conservative radio host Dan Bongino and writer/producer Craig Mazin over the latter's HBO miniseries Chernobyl.
If there’s one thing to admire about Hillary Clinton, it’s her persistence. She persistently fails. She and Bill bombed their recent speaking tour. She failed both times she ran for president (when both times the DNC poised her to win) and she failed as Secretary of State. Now she wants to fail as a Hollywood producer. According to Bloomberg, Hillary Clinton and her media groomed daughter Chelsea plan to start a film and TV production company. Apparently, CNN (Clinton News Network) isn’t enough.
Lizz Winstead is no stranger to subtlety and grace. The co-creator and former head writer of the Daily Show announced in a Twitter thread that she has changed the name of her abortion advocacy group from the refined “Lady Parts Justice” to the more low-key “Abortion Access Front!” or “Abortion AF” for short (AF is also short for “as fuck” in internet lingo).
A combination of summer heat and abortion legislation has brewed a liberal meltdown as the University of Alabama now risks losing its largest donor. According to a report by Florida Politics, University of Alabama donor Hugh Culverhouse Jr. wants everyone to boycott Alabama’s state institutions, including the University of Alabama, in response to the abortion bill signed by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey.
Progressive pastor Rev. Adam Eriksen and his Clackamas United Church have been generating some buzz around his community in Milwaukie, Oregon, according to a CNN report posted on Tuesday. On the marquee sign in front of the church, the pastor has posted messages that read “Harriet Tubman deserves to be on the $20. End white supremacy” and “Our transgender siblings have heartbeats” in response to the “heartbeat” abortion bills being passed across the country. In short, this is CNN’s type of Christian, quite distinct from those stuffy old God n’ morality types the network so disdains.
The Hollywood bandwagon against pro-life initiatives piles on more bodies as Netflix throws itself into the mix. Cluelessly shouting, “Wait, me too!” Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos threatened to pull productions out of Georgia in a statement made to Variety, following the oh-so-stunning and brave examples of David Simon, Kristin Wiig, and Busy Phillips.
In an article posted on Monday, The Guardian attacked what the liberal Tennessee Equality Project has dubbed the “Slate of Hate”-- a set of bills designed to protect religious liberty in Tennessee. The headline asserted that the state is “set to ‘legalize hate.’”
In a desperate attempt to revive her relevancy following the cancelation of her E! late-night show, actress Busy Phillips joins the Hollywood bandwagon to protest recent pro-life bills. According to an announcement by the ACLU, Phillips and the ACLU have teamed up “to fight against the passage of restrictive abortion bans in states around the country.” This comes two weeks after Phillips used her own abortion story to condemn the Georgia “heartbeat” law.
Hollywood’s hot new trend is to boycott the entire state of Georgia because Governor Brian Kemp signed a bill making it harder to kill unborn babies. Following her threatened boycott in March, one-time actress and full-time shrew Alyssa Milano had already convinced David Simon, creator of The Wire, to join the fad. Now there are few other big celebs getting in on the action.