Trump attacks LGBTQ people’s children


This 10 November 2017 video from the USA says about itself:

Psychology Study Says Trump Voters Are More Homophobic, Islamaphobic, And Sexist

A new psychological study released this week shows that researchers were accurately able to predict a person’s voting patterns – specifically whether they voted for Trump or Clinton in 2016 – based on previous interviews that determined the level of sexism, homophobia, or Islamophobia that a person exhibited. This study helps to confirm claims that Trump voters are far more racist and sexist and that those traits helped push Trump into the White House, as Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains.

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION: LGBTQ COUPLES’ KIDS AREN’T CITIZENS A government policy that de-recognizes parents’ marriage means that some immigrant children can lose automatic rights to American birthright citizenship, despite the fact that their parents are U.S. citizens. That policy poses a unique threat to LGBTQ families, and could change the decades-old legal understanding of what the word “family” even means. [Daily Beast]

NEW BILL WOULD HARM CHILDREN A new bill from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) would harm undocumented immigrant children by detaining them longer and allowing officials to send them back to life-threatening situations in their home countries. Immigrant rights advocates argue it wouldn’t even deter undocumented families from coming to the U.S. [HuffPost]

The Washington Post reported Tuesday that the Trump administration is considering conducting a nationwide militarized sweep to arrest 10,000 immigrants: here.

Brazilian far-right Bolsonaro not to New York


This 15 April 2019 video says about itself:

Bolsonaro presidency a threat to the Amazon?

About 60 percent of the Amazon rainforest is located on Brazilian territory. While scientists have highlighted its importance – both as an irreplaceable biodiversity treasure and an essential global climate regulator – deforestation continues. During his election campaign, Brazil’s new President Jair Bolsonaro frequently criticised environmentalism, boasting strong ties with the agribusiness industry, and threatening to leave the Paris climate accord.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Brazilian President Bolsonaro has canceled a trip to the United States after controversy about his election as “person of the year” by the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce. Following protests by activists, major sponsors of the event withdrew.

Bolsonaro was to be highlighted this month by the trade organization at a gala dinner in a hotel in New York. In the run-up to the event, protests against the arrival of the far-right president grew because of his controversial statements about women and LGBTQ people.

The newspaper The Financial Times, consultancy firm Bain & Company and airline Delta Airlines withdrew as sponsors because of all the fuss. In addition, New York City Mayor De Blasio called the Brazilian president a “dangerous man”.

Protest at event location

A petition against Bolsonaro‘s visit to the US was also signed more than 60,000 times. The initiators accuse him of racism, hatred of women and homophobia. Activists protested in recent days at the hotel where the event was to take place.

The Brazilian president says he is canceling the trip because of all opposition to his arrival and the personal attacks by the mayor of New York.

This 18 April 2019 video says about itself:

Bolsonaro Has Been Banned From A New York Museum

A gala event planned to honor Bolsonaro, Brazil’s far-right president at the American Museum of Natural History has been canceled after after widespread criticism and public outcry.

DALLAS COUNCIL AND LGBTQ GROUPS SET TO PROTEST BOLSONARO Another U.S. visit will likely bring another round of protests and official rebukes of far-right Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro, as American activists and lawmakers opposed to his his racist, sexist, homophobic and environmentally destructive policies attempt to make him unwelcome in the U.S. [HuffPost]

BRAZIL’S FINANCIAL ELITES LOSE FAITH Jair Bolsonaro pitched himself as a populist savior, but the right-wing authoritarian has relied heavily on the support of Brazil’s wealthy classes and financial elites. Less than six months into his presidency, the elites’ elation and optimism has given way to anxiety. [HuffPost]

Kill LGBTQ people preacher unwelcome in Amsterdam


This 30 July 2018 BBC video from Britain says about itself:

The American Preacher Spreading Hate

Director Hannah Livingston spends six months tracking two of America’s most radical Christian hate groups – a notorious pastor from Arizona who has been banned from the UK and a network of preachers who take their extremist message directly to the streets.

This film shows how America’s constitutional right to free speech allows these groups to spread homophobia and Islamophobia in an increasingly polarised and divided political climate. Drawing on a literal interpretation of the Bible, the pastor opens new churches in America and influences people around the world by broadcasting his sermons over the internet.

On 24 April 2019, NOS TV reported that the majority of the Dutch parliament want the government to ban United States homophobic Baptist preacher Steven Anderson from coming to the Netherlands to preach in Amsterdam.

An MP of the right-wing VVD party tweeted, translated:

This dangerous ‘preacher’ thinks, eg, that gays should burn

According to Anderson, LGBT should mean Let God Burn Them.

He is also vehemently anti-abortion, anti-condoms and advocates killing ex-president Obama.

and that the bloody attack on a gay bar in Orlando was ‘good news’. …

GroenLinks MP Buitenweg tweets that while freedom of expression is an important right, the line is crossed when calling for hatred, violence and intimidation.

Dutch LGBTQ organisation COC calls on the State Secretary to deny Anderson access to our country as an unwanted alien. Anderson has previously been refused entry or has been deported by, eg, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Botswana and Jamaica.

“He calls for hatred. He wants governments to kill LGBT people and wants LGBT people to shoot themselves through the head“, said Philip Tijsma of COC Netherlands this morning in the NOS Radio 1 Journal.

Holocaust

The Center for Documentation and Information on Israel agrees with the COC call. According to Anderson, Jews lied about the Holocaust … . The CIDI points out that denying the Holocaust is punishable in the Netherlands.

Anderson intends to preach in Amsterdam on 23 May. He keeps the location a secret, as he does not want LGBTQ people to protest against him there.

Homophobic Brunei sultan, British Conservative ally


This 18 April 2011 video from Britain says about itself:

Proud Day For Sultan Of Brunei At Sandhurst | [British Armed] Forces TV

The Sultan of Brunei has said he values his country’s military relationship with the UK during an address at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. The Sultan was there to represent the Queen during the Sovereign Parade and to see his own son commission as an officer. As he spoke to the new Second Lieutenants he said he had fond memories of his own time at college and wishes them success serving their own countries.

By Phil Miller in Britain:

Sunday, March 31, 2019

British base in homophobic Brunei criticised

BRITAIN’S military presence in the south-east Asian nation of Brunei is facing fresh criticism from campaigners after the country’s autocratic ruler passed a new law making adultery and homosexuality punishable by death.

The group ForcesWatch reacted: “Given the British military’s claims to be progressive on LGBT+ will they be taking this issue up with Brunei’s Sandhurst-trained sultan?

“We have personnel permanently based in the country … withdrawing would be a powerful bargaining chip, unless [the Ministry of Defence is] happy to prop up a brutal autocracy?”

The Sultan of Brunei has said stoning and whipping of homosexuals will come into force on Wednesday.

The British army has three military bases in Brunei at Sittang Camp, Medicina Lines and Tuker Lines, housing around 2,000 troops under an agreement signed by then prime minister David Cameron in 2015.

Many of the British soldiers are Gurkha mercenaries from Nepal, reinforced by army helicopters.

Although the troops use Brunei for jungle warfare training, critics say Britain’s presence there helps support the sultan — one of the world’s wealthiest men — who has ruled since 1967.

Brunei was a British protectorate until 1984 and Anglo-Dutch company Shell has major oil reserves in Brunei dating back to 1929.

The Ministry of Defence told the Morning Star that the new law will not affect any British LGBT soldiers stationed in Brunei as they are protected by a separate bilateral agreement.

However the Foreign Office has written to Brunei expressing concerns about the new law.

A spokesperson said: “Capital punishment goes against our national values and has been banned in the United Kingdom for decades.

“The Minister for Asia and High Commissioner have raised their concerns in person, and we have updated the travel advice to alert British citizens of the new local laws in Brunei.”

The Tory MP Penny Mordaunt, who is Minister for Women and Equalities, tweeted: “No-one should face the death penalty because of who they love.

“Brunei’s decision is barbaric and the UK stands with the LGBT+ community and those who defend their rights.

“LGBT+ rights are human rights.”

British troops are based in all these countries – but this is the Foreign Office’s travel advice:

Ellen DeGeneres Boycotts Sultan Of Brunei’s Hotels Amid Launch Of Anti-Gay Laws. Brunei implemented a law making gay sex punishable by death, so many are boycotting hotels owned by the country’s Sultan: here.

BRUNEI WON’T ENFORCE GAY DEATH PENALTY Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah extended a moratorium on the death penalty to legislation prohibiting gay sex, seeking to temper a global backlash led by celebrities such as George Clooney and Elton John. [Reuters]