Friday, March 16, 2018

NE Rep. Don Bacon accepts award from anti-LGBT hate group for voting with it 100% of the time in 2017

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Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) last month accepted a "True Blue" award from Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council (FRC) for having voted with the organization 100% of the time in 2017, including his support of an amendment offered by Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.)
     The amendment (H.Amdt 183) to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (H.R. 2810) would have stopped taxpayer funding from the Department of Defense for sex-reassignment surgery and hormone therapy intended to change a person’s gender. It failed 7/13/2017 in a roll call vote (369) of 214 to 209.
Tony Perkins (right) heads the Family Research Council, an
antiLGBT hate group located in Washington, D.C. Perkins
has a sordid political history; he once purchased Klansman
David Duke’s mailing list for use in a Louisiana political
campaign he was managing. In 2001, Perkins gave a speech
to a Louisiana chapter of the Council of Conservative
Citizens, a white supremacist group
     The cost of gender reassignment surgery amounts to little more than a rounding error in the Pentagon's budget. The $8.5 million annual expenditure (according to a Rand estimate) is a small fraction of the price of just one F-35, a terrible plane which may end up costing taxpayers 1.1 trillion dollars by the time all of them are retired (a colossal boondoggle Ret. Air Force Gen. Bacon has never publicly acknowledged).
     The Pentagon's annual $8.5 million bill for gender reassignment surgery is about 1/10 what it spent in 2014 on boner pills (slightly more than $84 million.) In 2015, $437 million was spent on military bands.
     The Southern Poverty Law Center (a venerable civil rights organization) isn't the only organization which finds Don Bacon's buddies at the Family Research Center apalling. So does HRC, the big gay D.C. lobby. Even Slate thinks the FRC is full of shit.


  1. Why has this been "opted not to be viewed shared" on Face Book Something Rep. Bacon isn't proud of?

    1. Search me. I've never used Facebook. (But I got 2,000 hits on the post late yesterday alone, virtually all from Facebook, so I guess the admonition isn't working very well.)