GOP-endorsed congressional candidate used n-word in racist anti-Black rant on Facebook

Writer and GOP-backed House candidate Mike Cargile has frequently posted bigoted content on Facebook, including writing a racist rant in which he used the n-word and told Black people to “quit blaming white folks for your problems. Take your black ass out there and show them kids there’s a better way than husslin’ on the street.”

Cargile has also shared memes which questioned whether Muslim members of Congress are working with terrorists; stated that “2 illegal aliens having an anchor baby does not produce an American”; and suggested that LGBTQ people are leading to the end of days. (Cargile has shared his personal Facebook page on his campaign’s Facebook page.)*

-Media Matters; 6/30/2020

Scott Lively Uncorks Bizarre Conspiracy Theory About Bill Cosby, Ferguson Protests, and the ‘Homosexualization of Black Youth’

During Sunday’s “Breaking News Bible Study” program, radical anti-LGBTQ activist Scott Lively defended convicted sex offender Bill Cosby and asserted that the dozens of sexual assault allegations were ginned up to discredit him ahead of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, over the police killing of Michael Brown.

-Right Wing Watch; 6/26/2020

Scott Lively and Richard May Assert That Homosexuality Is a Much Worse Sin Than Slavery

May, a pastor in Knoxville, Tennessee, whose biblical worldview radio program airs on WETR on Sundays, said that while “slavery is an unfortunate event … it’s not something to lose your mind over,” especially in comparison to what he thinks are more pernicious sins, like homosexuality or witchcraft.

-Right Wing Watch; 6/23/2020

Josh Hawley (R) on SCOTUS Ruling on LGBTQ Rights: ‘We Have Got to Do Better Than This’

Hawley was far from alone with his disdain for the ruling. Anti-LGBTQ groups and outlets expressed alarm​. Family Research Council president Tony Perkins wrote in a blog post Wednesday​, “Suddenly, we fear for our kids’ classrooms, our sons and daughters in the military, the future of adoption and competition, and the vanishing hopes of any Christian to run a business or ministry without being sued.”

-Right Wing Watch; 6/18/2020

Trump finalizes rollback of LGBTQ patient protections

Advocates panned the new rules, which were released on the 4th anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting.

-Politico; 6/12/2020

Transgender Health Protections Reversed By Trump Administration

-NPR; 6/12/2020