American Family Association wants far-right Jim Jordan to be the next Speaker of the House

American Family Association, an anti-LGBT hate group, presumes that Republicans will retain control of the House of Representatives in November. Their choice to replace the retiring Paul Ryan is Jim Jordan:

Several names have surfaced as Ryan’s replacement: Kevin McCarthy, Majority Leader (R-CA); Steve Scalise, Majority Whip (R-LA); and Jim Jordan, Freedom Caucus (R-OH). McCarthy and Scalise are Ryan’s top lieutenants. They are establishment Republicans who will continue business as usual.

The good news is that Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) just announced his intent to run a campaign for the Speakership position.

Help AFA mobilize grassroots support behind the proven conservative Jim Jordan

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AFA, in its email, is unambiguously identifying this as a political donation. However, they are using AFA rather than AFA Action in order to make donations tax deductible. Political contributions are not tax deductible. One law for Christian Supremacists; another law for the rest of us.

As for Mr. Jordan, no group is further to the right than the Freedom Caucus. Jordan is anti-LGBT and anti-abortion. He claims that Donald Trump is truthful (which I find spectacularly stupid). In reaction to the ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges:

“In today’s ruling, five judges overturned the sound public policy that was democratically enacted by millions of Americans in states across the country, including Ohio. This ruling follows what seems to be a recent trend on the Supreme Court: rulings based on the desires of the justices, and not the letter of the law and the framework of the Constitution.

“I am also concerned that this ruling opens the door for discrimination against those who believe in traditional marriage, and I believe Congress must work to ensure that no American is forced to violate their beliefs on this important issue, to ensure that all Americans, regardless of their beliefs, can co-exist peacefully. That’s why I am co-sponsoring Senator Lee and Congressman Labrador’s First Amendment Defense Act, a bill that promotes tolerance for all Americans by preventing any federal agency from discriminating against any individual, association, or business based on their marriage vieAFA breaking the law while pimping Jim Jordanws.”

Jordan voted against the hate crimes act and the repeal of Don’t-Ask-Don’t-Tell.

Jordan’s bigger problem might be hypocrisy. According to The Advocate: Former UFC Champ Says Rep. Jim Jordan Knew About Ohio State Sex Abuse. It is a serious accusation.

It’s up to us. If we register now and vote in November Democrats obtain control of the House and possibly even the Senate. The most far right Democrat is better than the most far left Republican. The issue is over which party controls the gavels.

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By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.